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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334287/efficacy-and-safety-of-alpha-blockers-in-medical-expulsive-therapy-for-ureteral-stones-a-mixed-treatment-network-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-clinical-trials
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Kannan Sridharan, Gowri Sivaramakrishnan
Alpha blockers (AB) are the main group of drugs used for medical expulsive therapy (MET) in patients with ureteral stones. However, there is no consensus on the relative efficacy and safety of individual AB in MET. Areas covered: The present work is a network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing AB with either placebo or standard of care in patients with ureteral stones. Electronic databases of Medline, Cochrane CENTRAL and Google Scholar were searched for eligible clinical studies. Inverse variance heterogeneity model was used for mixed treatment comparisons...
January 15, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332171/long-term-patient-related-outcome-measures-of-septoplasty-a-systematic-review
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Chi Lap Nicholas Tsang, Theresa Nguyen, Torunn Sivesind, Anders Cervin
PURPOSE: Septoplasty is a common rhinological procedure intended to relieve symptoms of chronic nasal obstruction. However, there remains a question as to whether patients obtain symptom improvement and are satisfied with surgical outcomes in the months and years after septoplasty. This review aims to evaluate the long-term efficacy of functional septoplasty for nasal septal deviation. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was conducted from November 2014 to March 2016 using the Cochrane, EMBASE, and PubMed databases...
January 13, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331408/long-term-craniofacial-morphology-in-young-adults-treated-for-a-non-syndromal-uclp-a-systematic-review
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Isabelle F P M Kappen, Whitney R Yoder, Aebele B Mink van der Molen, Corstiaan C Breugem
Minimizing mid-facial growth impairment is one of the treatment goals in cleft lip and palate surgery. As growth of the maxilla extends into young adulthood, long-term evaluation is essential to make a comprehensive assessment of a treatment protocol. There are numerous treatment approaches for cleft lip/palate surgery, and most have the characteristic distinction between either an early or a late cleft palate closure. PRISMA guidelines were applied to explore the quality of the current literature and to identify treatment factors influencing long-term cephalometric outcomes...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330835/international-guidelines-for-groin-hernia-management
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INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, more than 20 million patients undergo groin hernia repair annually. The many different approaches, treatment indications and a significant array of techniques for groin hernia repair warrant guidelines to standardize care, minimize complications, and improve results. The main goal of these guidelines is to improve patient outcomes, specifically to decrease recurrence rates and reduce chronic pain, the most frequent problems following groin hernia repair. They have been endorsed by all five continental hernia societies, the International Endo Hernia Society and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery...
January 12, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330103/osteoarthritis-year-in-review-2017-rehabilitation-and-outcomes
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Dieuwke Schiphof, Jacoline J van den Driest, Jos Runhaar
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review was to describe studies examining rehabilitation for people with osteoarthritis (OA) and to summarize findings from selected key systematic reviews (SRs) and randomized controlled trials (RCTs). DESIGN: A systematic search was performed using Pubmed, Embase and Cochrane databases from April 1st 2016 to May 15th 2017 using the terms 'osteoarthritis', 'randomized controlled trial', and 'systematic review'. Inclusion criteria were: clinically or radiologically diagnosed patients with osteoarthritis, rehabilitation treatment, RCT or SRs...
January 9, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326404/-effects-of-breastfeeding-interventions-on-breastfeeding-rates-at-1-3-and-6-months-postpartum-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Seol Hui Park, Seang Ryu
PURPOSE: This study was a systematic review and meta-analysis designed to evaluate the effects of breastfeeding intervention on breastfeeding rates. METHODS: Based on the guidelines of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA), a systematic search was conducted using eight core electronic databases and other sources including gray literature from January 9 to 19, 2017. Two reviewers independently select the studies and assessed methodological risk of bias of studies using the Cochrane criteria...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326317/comparative-analysis-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-intracameral-cefuroxime-moxifloxacin-and-vancomycin-at-the-end-of-cataract-surgery-a-meta-analysis
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Randy C Bowen, Andrew Xingyu Zhou, Sailaja Bondalapati, Thomas W Lawyer, Karisa B Snow, Patrick R Evans, Tyler Bardsley, Mary McFarland, Matthew Kliethermes, Dallas Shi, Christina A Mamalis, Tom Greene, Christopher J Rudnisky, Balamurali Krishna Ambati
BACKGROUND: Current practice methods are unclear as to the most safe and effective prophylactic pharmacotherapy and method of delivery to reduce postoperative endophthalmitis occurrence. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis using Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology guidelines was performed to compare the efficacy of intracameral cefuroxime, moxifloxacin and vancomycin in preventing postphacoemulsification cataract surgery endophthalmitis...
January 11, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324740/dietary-intake-and-diabetic-retinopathy-a-systematic-review
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Mark Y Z Wong, Ryan E K Man, Eva K Fenwick, Preeti Gupta, Ling-Jun Li, Rob M van Dam, Mary F Chong, Ecosse L Lamoureux
INTRODUCTION: The evidence linking dietary intake with diabetic retinopathy (DR) is growing but unclear. We conducted a systematic review of the association between dietary intake and DR. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, Embase, Medline, and the Cochrane Central register of controlled trials, for publications between January 1967 and January 2017 using standardized criteria for diet and DR. Interventional and observational studies investigating micro- and macro-nutrient intakes; food and beverage consumptions; and dietary patterns were included...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323122/effect-of-rhythmic-auditory-cueing-on-parkinsonian-gait-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shashank Ghai, Ishan Ghai, Gerd Schmitz, Alfred O Effenberg
The use of rhythmic auditory cueing to enhance gait performance in parkinsonian patients' is an emerging area of interest. Different theories and underlying neurophysiological mechanisms have been suggested for ascertaining the enhancement in motor performance. However, a consensus as to its effects based on characteristics of effective stimuli, and training dosage is still not reached. A systematic review and meta-analysis was carried out to analyze the effects of different auditory feedbacks on gait and postural performance in patients affected by Parkinson's disease...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321111/a-systematic-review-of-the-pain-scales-in-adults-which-to-use
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Ozgur Karcioglu, Hakan Topacoglu, Ozgur Dikme, Ozlem Dikme
OBJECTIVE: The study analysed the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), the Verbal Rating Scale (VRS) and the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) to determine: 1. Were the compliance and usability different among scales? 2. Were any of the scales superior over the other(s) for clinical use? METHODS: A systematic review of currently published studies was performed following standard guidelines. Online database searches were performed for clinical trials published before November 2017, on the comparison of the pain scores in adults and preferences of the specific patient groups...
January 6, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319636/optimal-antiretroviral-prophylaxis-in-infants-at-high-risk-of-acquiring-hiv-a-systematic-review
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Sara Beste, Shaffiq Essajee, George Siberry, Alisse Hannaford, Jasmeen Dara, Nandita Sugandhi, Martina Penazzato
INTRODUCTION: The risk of perinatal HIV infection can be dramatically reduced through maternal antiretroviral (ARV) therapy and infant ARV postnatal prophylaxis. The 2013 World Health Organization guidelines recommended 4-6 weeks of nevirapine or zidovudine as postnatal prophylaxis, with possible extension to 12 weeks for high-risk breastfed infants. A systematic review was undertaken to determine if there is evidence for the World Health Organization to recommend enhanced or extended prophylaxis for high-risk infants...
February 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319492/risk-of-complications-with-use-of-aspirin-during-renal-biopsy-a-systematic-review
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Vinayak Kumar, Matthew D Mitchell, Craig A Umscheid, Jeffrey S Berns, Jonathan J Hogan
BACKGROUND: Bleeding is a well-known complication of percutaneous renal biopsy (PRB). Thus, antiplatelet agents are routinely held for most patients undergoing elective PRB to decrease bleeding risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this systematic review, we examine the association between antiplatelet use and bleeding during PRB. MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched from inception to December 2016 using terms that included "renal biopsy", "antiplatelet","aspirin", and "bleeding"...
January 10, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319024/what-to-do-when-heller-s-myotomy-fails-pneumatic-dilatation-laparoscopic-remyotomy-or-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-a-systematic-review
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Sonia Fernández-Ananín, Arnulfo F Fernández, Carmen Balagué, David Sacoto, Eduardo Maria Targarona
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment of achalasia fails in 10%-20% of patients. The most frequent responsible cause is the performance of an incomplete myotomy at primary surgery. The treatment when the failure happens is not well defined. In this study, we review and evaluate the possible treatments to be carried out when surgical myotomy fails. We define its benefits and results, with the purpose of defining a therapeutic algorithm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The systematic review was performed following the guidelines established by the Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology statement...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317673/the-epidemiology-of-hepatitis-c-virus-in-iran-systematic-review-and-meta-analyses
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Sarwat Mahmud, Vajiheh Akbarzadeh, Laith J Abu-Raddad
The aim of this study was to characterize hepatitis C virus (HCV) epidemiology in Iran and estimate the pooled mean HCV antibody prevalence in different risk populations. We systematically reviewed and synthesized reports of HCV incidence and/or prevalence, as informed by the Cochrane Collaboration Handbook, and reported our findings following the PRISMA guidelines. DerSimonian-Laird random effects meta-analyses were implemented to estimate HCV prevalence in various risk populations. We identified five HCV incidence and 472 HCV prevalence measures...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315727/considerations-for-optimal-blood-pressure-goals-in-the-elderly-population-a-review-of-emergent-evidence
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Diana X Cao, Rebecca J C Tran
Recent hypertension clinical trials and national guideline updates have created a debate on the most appropriate treatment goals in elderly patients with hypertension. In 2014, recommendations by the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) allowed a more lenient goal for patients 60 years and older compared with previous guidelines. Since then, several large clinical trials and meta-analyses have added more information regarding strict versus lenient treatment goals. Most recently, the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Task Force published their highly-anticipated hypertension guideline developed in conjunction with nine additional interdisciplinary organizations...
January 8, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315455/home-versus-in-patient-treatment-for-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Richard Othieno, Emmanuel Okpo, Rachel Forster
BACKGROUND: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot blocks blood flow through a vein, which can occur after surgery, after trauma, or when a person has been immobile for a long time. Clots can dislodge and block blood flow to the lungs (pulmonary embolism (PE)), causing death. DVT and PE are known by the term venous thromboembolism (VTE). Heparin (in the form of unfractionated heparin (UFH)) is a blood-thinning drug used during the first three to five days of DVT treatment...
January 9, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314144/bone-augmentation-followed-by-implant-surgery-in-the-edentulous-mandible-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
R J de Groot, M A E M Oomens, T Forouzanfar, E A J M Schulten
INTRODUCTION: Long-standing loss of natural teeth in the mandible can lead to severe jaw atrophy and even mandibular fracture. There is no consensus on the best preprosthetic surgical treatment to reconstruct the atrophic edentulous mandible. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of the existing literature and to give an evidence-based recommendation for bone grafting and future research. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This systematic review was conducted according to the PRISMA statement...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310963/guidance-on-noncorticosteroid-systemic-immunomodulatory-therapy-in-noninfectious-uveitis-fundamentals-of-care-for-uveitis-focus-initiative
#18
REVIEW
Andrew D Dick, James T Rosenbaum, Hassan A Al-Dhibi, Rubens Belfort, Antoine P Brézin, Soon Phaik Chee, Janet L Davis, Athimalaipet V Ramanan, Koh-Hei Sonoda, Ester Carreño, Heloisa Nascimento, Sawsen Salah, Sherveen Salek, Jay Siak, Laura Steeples
TOPIC: An international, expert-led consensus initiative to develop systematic, evidence-based recommendations for the treatment of noninfectious uveitis in the era of biologics. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: The availability of biologic agents for the treatment of human eye disease has altered practice patterns for the management of noninfectious uveitis. Current guidelines are insufficient to assure optimal use of noncorticosteroid systemic immunomodulatory agents. METHODS: An international expert steering committee comprising 9 uveitis specialists (including both ophthalmologists and rheumatologists) identified clinical questions and, together with 6 bibliographic fellows trained in uveitis, conducted a Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses protocol systematic review of the literature (English language studies from January 1996 through June 2016; Medline [OVID], the Central Cochrane library, EMBASE, CINAHL, SCOPUS, BIOSIS, and Web of Science)...
January 6, 2018: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309934/update-of-treatment-algorithms-for-clostridium-difficile-infection
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REVIEW
R E Ooijevaar, Y H van Beurden, E M Terveer, A Goorhuis, M P Bauer, J J Keller, C J J Mulder, E J Kuijper
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile is the leading cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, both in healthcare facilities and the community. The recurrence rate of C. difficile infection (CDI) remains high, up to 20%. Since the publication of the ESCMID guidance document on CDI treatment in 2014, new therapeutic approaches have been developed and tested to achieve higher sustained clinical cure in CDI. AIM: To review novel treatments and approaches for CDI, except probiotics and vaccines...
January 5, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307756/the-implications-of-non-compliance-to-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-surveillance-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Matthew Joe Grima, Mourad Boufi, Martin Law, Dan Jackson, Kate Stenson, Benjamin Patterson, Ian Loftus, Matt Thompson, Alan Karthikesalingam, Peter Holt
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Increasingly, reports show that compliance rates with endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) surveillance are often suboptimal. The aim of this study was to determine the safety implications of non-compliance with surveillance. METHODS: The study was carried out according to the Preferred Items for Reporting of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. An electronic search was undertaken by two independent authors using Embase, MEDLINE, Cochrane, and Web of Science databases from 1990 to July 2017...
January 4, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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