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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679896/treatment-as-usual-tau-as-a-control-condition-in-trials-of-cognitive-behavioural-based-psychotherapy-for-self-harm-impact-of-content-and-quality-on-outcomes-in-a-systematic-review
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Katrina Witt, Daniela Pache de Moraes, Tatiana Taylor Salisbury, Ella Aren S Man, David Gunnell, Philip Hazell, Ellen Townsend, Kees van Heeringen, Keith Hawton
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are the mainstay of evaluations of the efficacy of psychosocial interventions. In a recent Cochrane systematic review we analysed the efficacy of cognitive behavioural-based psychotherapies compared to treatment as usual (TAU) in adults who self-harm. In this study we examine the content and reporting quality of TAU in these trials and their relationship to outcomes. METHODS: Five electronic databases (CCDANCTR-Studies and References, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PsycINFO) were searched for RCTs, indexed between 1 January 1998 and 30 April 2015, of cognitive-behavioural interventions compared to TAU for adults following a recent (within six months) episode of self-harm...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679857/the-risk-of-immune-related-endocrine-disorders-associated-with-anti-pd-1-inhibitors-therapy-for-solid-tumors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Qiang Su, Xiao-Chen Zhang, Di-Ya Wang, Huai-Rong Zhang, Cheng Zhu, Yan-Li Hou, Jun-Li Liu, Zu-Hua Gao
BACKGROUND: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the risk of immune-related endocrine disorders associated with PD-1 inhibitors therapy for solid tumors. METHODS: An Embase and PubMed search through December 6, 2017, using the following keywords was performed: immune-related endocrine disorders, and PD-1 inhibitors, etc. The data were analyzed using R 3.4.3 (R Project) and the metafor package. Patients treated with chemotherapy alone were used as control for the purpose of comparison...
April 18, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679700/toxicity-of-porcelain-fused-to-metal-substrate-to-zebrafish-danio-rerio-embryos-and-larvae
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Libo Zhao, Jing Si, Yuan Wei, Sirui Li, Yanjiao Jiang, Rong Zhou, Bin Liu, Hong Zhang
AIMS: Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns are a standard restoration technique in dentistry, but toxicity of PFM in vivo has not been systematically evaluated. The present study evaluated the effects of various metal alloy shells of PFM crowns on the development of zebrafish embryos and larvae in order to determine the safety of these materials. MAIN METHODS: Gold palladium (Au-Pd), silver palladium (Ag-Pd), Nickel chromium (Ni-Cr), cobalt chromium (Co-Cr), titanium (Ti) alloy porcelain crowns were immersed in artificial saliva for 1, 4, and 7 weeks, and the leach solution was collected and used to treat zebrafish embryos at 4-144 h PFM...
April 18, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679658/effective-multicomponent-interventions-in-comparison-to-active-control-and-no-interventions-on-physical-capacity-cognitive-function-and-instrumental-activities-of-daily-living-in-elderly-people-with-and-without-mild-impaired-cognition-a-systematic-review-and
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Marina Bruderer-Hofstetter, Anne-Kathrin Rausch-Osthoff, André Meichtry, Thomas Münzer, Karin Niedermann
Multicomponent interventions (MCT) combine physical exercises and cognitive training and seem to be most effective in improving cognition in elderly people. However, literature is inconclusive if MCTs are superior to active comparison interventions, if delivery modes matter, and if people can transfer achieved effects to instrumental activities of daily living (IADL). This network meta-analysis aimed to a) identify MCTs that were effective on physical capacity and/or cognitive function and able to transfer these effects into IADL in elderly people with normal cognition (NC) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI); b) provide a rating on the best interventions per outcome; c) evaluate MCTs' mode of delivery...
April 18, 2018: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679573/circrna-expression-analysis-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-comparison-of-paired-fresh-frozen-and-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-specimens
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Fan Zhang, Xing Zhao, Hongyan Dong, Jianzhen Xu
Circular RNA (circRNAs) is a novel class of endogenous non-coding RNAs which is widely involved in carcinogenesis. Archived formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) specimens represent valuable resources for cancer research. Currently there is a lack of systematic analysis on the feasibility of circRNAs expression analysis using FFPE samples. Here, we reported the first comparison study of circRNA expression from paired fresh frozen and FFPE specimens of lung adenocarcinoma. circRNAs expression of paired lung adenocarcinoma and adjacent normal samples, starting from either fresh frozen or FFPE materials, were analyzed via a high-throughput circRNA microarray...
April 18, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679513/weight-suppression-as-a-predictor-variable-in-the-treatment-of-eating-disorders-a-systematic-review
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Paul E Jenkins, Jocelyn Lebow, Renee D Rienecke
INTRODUCTION: Weight suppression (WS - the difference between highest body weight and current body weight) has been proposed as a predictor of treatment outcome within eating disorders (EDs), although this hypothesis has not been consistently supported. AIM/QUESTION: Review the association between pre-treatment WS and outcome following psychological treatment for EDs. METHOD: A comprehensive electronic database search for published and unpublished literature from 1979 to 2017...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679503/prosthetic-rehabilitation-of-patients-with-hypohidrotic-ectodermal-dysplasia-a-systematic-review
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Dagmar Schnabl, Ingrid Grunert, Matthias Schmuth, Ines Kapferer-Seebacher
BACKGROUND: Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED) comprises a large group of inherited disorders of ectodermal structures, characterized by hypo-/anhidrosis, hypotrichosis and hypo-/oligo-/anodontia. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to systematically assess the spectrum of prosthodontic approaches with regard to the patients' age and to provide clinical implications for practicing dentists. METHODS: An electronic and manual search was conducted in four databases (Medline, LIVIVO, Cochrane Library, Web of Science Core Collection)...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679498/7t-ultra-high-field-body-mr-imaging-with-an-8-channel-transmit-32-channel-receive-radiofrequency-coil-array
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Stefan H G Rietsch, Stephan Orzada, Stefan Maderwald, Sascha Brunheim, Bart W J Philips, Tom W J Scheenen, Mark E Ladd, Harald H Quick
PURPOSE: In this work a combined body coil array with 8 transmit/receive (Tx/Rx) meander elements and with 24 receive-only (Rx) loops (8Tx/32Rx) was developed and evaluated in comparison to an 8-channel transmit/receive body array (8Tx/Rx) based on meander elements serving as the reference standard. METHODS: Systematic evaluation of the RF array was performed on a body-sized phantom. Body imaging at 7T was performed in 6 volunteers in the body regions pelvis, abdomen, and heart...
April 21, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679430/is-mri-targeted-biopsy-a-useful-addition-to-systematic-confirmatory-biopsy-in-men-on-active-surveillance-for-low-risk-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ivo G Schoots, Daan Nieboer, Francesco Giganti, Caroline M Moore, Chris H Bangma, Monique J Roobol
BACKGROUND: Active surveillance of prostate cancer is recommended for men with Gleason 3+3 on standard TRUS-guided biopsy. Confirmatory assessment can include repeat standard TRUS-guided biopsy, and/or MRI with targeted biopsy when indicated. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review and meta-analyse evidence regarding the additional value of MRI and MRI-targeted biopsies to confirmatory systematic biopsies in identifying high-grade prostate cancer in men with low-risk disease on TRUS biopsy...
April 21, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679414/rates-and-features-of-methamphetamine-related-presentations-to-emergency-departments-an-integrative-literature-review
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Rikki Jones, Cindy Woods, Kim Usher
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To review the clinical impact methamphetamine has on emergency departments (ED) by assessing the available research on the rates and features of methamphetamine-related presentations. BACKGROUND: Globally, methamphetamine availability, distribution and use has rapidly increased. As a result, the number of methamphetamine-related presentations to EDs has also increased. In this context, it is timely to review the rate and features of methamphetamine-related presentations to understand the impact of methamphetamine on EDs and facilitate the allocation of services, staff and resources...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679383/shortened-courses-of-antibiotics-for-bacterial-infections-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Alexandra M Hanretty, Jason C Gallagher
BACKGROUND: Commonly prescribed durations of therapy for many, if not most, bacterial infections are not evidence-based. Misunderstandings by clinicians and patients alike influence perspectives on antibiotic use, including duration of therapy and its role in antibiotic resistance. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate that shorter durations of antibiotic therapy are as efficacious as longer durations for many infections. DATA SOURCES: A systematic review of English language articles using PubMed were identified for inclusion...
April 20, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679367/a-systematic-review-of-the-quality-of-reporting-of-simulation-studies-about-methods-for-the-analysis-of-complex-longitudinal-patient-reported-outcomes-data
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Aynslie M Hinds, Tolulope T Sajobi, Véronique Sebille, Richard Sawatzky, Lisa M Lix
PURPOSE: This study describes the characteristics and quality of reporting for published computer simulation studies about statistical methods to analyze complex longitudinal (i.e., repeated measures) patient-reported outcomes (PROs); we included methods for longitudinal latent variable measurement and growth models and response shift. METHODS: Scopus, PsycINFO, PubMed, EMBASE, and Social Science Citation Index were searched for English-language studies published between 1999 and 2016 using selected keywords...
April 20, 2018: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679359/the-impact-of-national-policies-on-animal-disease-reporting-within-selected-pacific-island-countries-and-territories-picts
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Andrew Tukana, Robert Hedlefs, Bruce Gummow
A semi-systematic literature review of national policies was carried out in relation to surveillance and disease reporting in Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs). It also analysed the animal disease reporting structures in Fiji, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. The strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of those reporting structures were examined in relation to how they impacted the detection and management of animal diseases in PICTs. Field missions collected information on animal disease reporting structures and these were discussed in detail with country officials and documented...
April 20, 2018: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679334/metabolic-surgery-and-diabesity-a-systematic-review
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Lionel El Khoury, Elie Chouillard, Elias Chahine, Elias Saikaly, Tarek Debs, Radwan Kassir
Bariatric surgery is used to induce weight loss (baros = weight). Evidence has shown that bariatric surgery improves the comorbid conditions associated with obesity such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and type 2 diabetes mellitus T2DM. Hence, shifting towards using metabolic surgery instead of bariatric surgery is currently more appropriate in certain subset of patients. Endocrine changes resulting from operative manipulation of the gastrointestinal tract after metabolic surgery translate into metabolic benefits with respect to the comorbid conditions...
April 20, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679316/cost-effectiveness-of-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-for-men-who-have-sex-with-men-reviewing-the-available-evidence
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Didik Setiawan, Abrham Wondimu, KohJun Ong, Albert Jan van Hoek, Maarten J Postma
BACKGROUND: Men who have sex with men require special attention for human papillomavirus vaccination given elevated infection risks and the development of, in particular, anal cancer. OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to review the cost effectiveness of human papillomavirus vaccination for both currently vaccine-eligible and non-eligible individuals, particularly the men-who-have-sex-with-men population, and synthesize the available evidence. METHODS: We systematically searched for published articles in two main databases (PubMed and EMBASE)...
April 20, 2018: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679302/association-of-abnormal-serum-potassium-levels-with-arrhythmias-and-cardiovascular-mortality-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Liesa K Hoppe, Dana C Muhlack, Wolfgang Koenig, Prudence R Carr, Hermann Brenner, Ben Schöttker
PURPOSE: To provide the first systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies on the association of abnormal serum potassium and cardiovascular outcomes. METHODS: Medline and ISI Web of Knowledge were systematically searched from inception until November 24, 2017. Data synthesis of relevant studies was performed using random effects model meta-analyses. RESULTS: Meta-analyses included 310,825 participants from 24 studies. In the older general population, low serum potassium was associated with a 1...
April 20, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679264/technology-focused-family-interventions-in-pediatric-chronic-illness-a-systematic-review
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Kimberly S Canter, Jennifer Christofferson, Michele A Scialla, Anne E Kazak
This systematic review provides a synthesis of randomized-controlled trials of technology-focused family interventions for children with chronic illnesses and their families, focused on describing the current state of the literature and generating recommendations for future family systems work in the field of eHealth/mHealth. Twenty-three studies met inclusion criteria and were included in the systematic review. No identified studies featured an mHealth delivery modality. Relevant data were extracted and studies were assessed for quality...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679245/a-systematic-review-of-minimally-invasive-surgery-for-retrorectal-tumors
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T G Mullaney, A L Lightner, M Johnston, S R Kelley, D W Larson, E J Dozois
Retrorectal tumors are rare tumors that require resection for symptoms, malignancy and potential malignant transformation. Traditional approaches have included laparotomy, perineal excision or a combination. Multiple minimally invasive techniques are available which have the potential to minimize morbidity and enhance recovery. We performed a systematic review of the literature to determine the feasibility and surgical outcomes of retrorectal tumors approached using minimally invasive surgical techniques. Publications in which adult patients (≥ 18 years) had a minimally invasive approach (laparoscopic or robotic) for resection of a primary retrorectal tumor were included...
April 20, 2018: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679237/efficiency-measurement-in-health-facilities-a-systematic-review-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Firdaus Hafidz, Tim Ensor, Sandy Tubeuf
BACKGROUND: Limited healthcare resources in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have led policy-makers to improve healthcare efficiency. Therefore, it is essential to understand how efficiency has been measured in the LMIC setting. OBJECTIVE: This paper reviews methodologies used for efficiency studies in health facilities in LMICs. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase, Global Health, EconLit and ProQuest Dissertations and Theses databases to Week 6 in 2018...
April 20, 2018: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679216/hospital-based-psychosocial-support-program-for-children-with-all-and-their-families-a-comprehensive-triad-s-perspective
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Tanuja Kaushal, Sujata Satapathy, Rakesh Kumar Chadda, Sameer Bakhshi, Rajesh Sagar, Savita Sapra
OBJECTIVES: To elucidate potential target areas of intervention and mechanisms for implementation of intervention for children with cancer during the treatment phase. METHODS: Focused group discussion (FGDs) served as a primary source of providing phenomenal perspectives to explore the key objective. Eight focus groups of 45-60 min each were held with 5-9 members in each discussion. The participants were either patients, their caregivers or health care providers...
April 21, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
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