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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055290/a-qualitative-meta-synthesis-examining-the-role-of-women-in-african-american-men-s-prostate-cancer-screening-and-treatment-decision-making
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Erin M Bergner, Emily K Cornish, Kenay Horne, Derek M Griffith
OBJECTIVE: Being an African American man is a risk factor for prostate cancer and there is little consensus about the utility of screening, early detection, and the efficacy of treatment for the disease. In this context, this systematic review examines the roles women, particularly wives, play in African American men's prostate cancer screening and treatment decision-making. METHODS: We searched OVID Medline (R), CINAHL (EBSCO), PsychInfo (EBSCO), PubMED, Cochrane Library, ERIC (Firstsearch) and Web of Science to identify peer-review articles published between 1980-2016 that reported qualitative data about prostate cancer screening, diagnosis, or treatment in African American men...
October 21, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055243/physiological-vital-sign-ranges-in-newborns-from-34-weeks-gestation-a-systematic-review
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Michelle Paliwoda, Karen New, Mark Davies, Fiona Bogossian
CONTEXT: The birth process and the moments thereafter are a crucial time for newborns as they adapt to extra uterine life. The adaptive process begins immediately and can take a number of days to complete. The process involves initiating and maintaining respirations, thermoregulation, and the change from foetal circulation to newborn circulation. The majority of newborns successfully adapt to extra uterine life, some experience difficulty. Early warning tools may assist clinicians identify early signs of failure to adapt and/or deterioration but these are dependent on 'Normal' vital sign reference ranges for triggering an escalation of care...
October 9, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055079/health-sciences-libraries-in-the-united-states-new-directions
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Barbara A Epstein
This article is the third in a series in this regular feature. The intention of the series is to look at important global developments in health science libraries. These articles will serve as a road map, describing the key changes in the field and exploring factors driving these changes. The present article by the current president of the Medical Library Association outlines two important developments in the United States. The topics chosen for consideration are national initiatives in the United States impacting health sciences libraries and librarians and enhanced roles for U...
October 21, 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047339/exploring-the-evidence-base-for-how-people-with-dementia-and-their-informal-carers-manage-their-medication-in-the-community-a-mixed-studies-review
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Lydia Aston, Andrea Hilton, Tiago Moutela, Rachel Shaw, Ian Maidment
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the general medicines management issues for people with dementia living in the community. This review has three aims: firstly to explore and evaluate the international literature on how people with dementia manage medication; assess understanding of medicines management from an informal carers perspective; and lastly to understand the role that healthcare professionals play in assisting this population with medicines management. METHODS: A mixed studies review was conducted...
October 18, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046029/-is-it-possible-for-chronic-urticaria-diagnostic-approach-to-be-simplified-a-clinical-data-checklist
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Iván Chérrez-Ojeda, Karla Robles-Velasco, Pamela Bedoya-Riofrio, Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, Sofía Chérrez, Florian Colbatzky, Ricardo Cardona, Pedro Barberan-Torres, Erick Calero, Juan Carlos Calderón, José I Larco, Annia Chérrez
BACKGROUND: Existing clinical guidelines do not offer an efficient alternative for the collection of data on relevant clinical traits during history and physical of the patient with chronic urticaria. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to provide a clinical data checklist together with its guide to allow for thorough information to be obtained and for a physical exam that identifies the main features and triggering factors of the disease to be carried out. METHODS: A search was conducted for relevant literature on chronic urticaria in Medline, the Cochrane library and PubMed...
July 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043936/providing-health-sciences-services-in-a-joint-use-distributed-learning-library-system-an-organizational-case-study
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Electra Enslow, Suzanne Fricke, Kathryn Vela
The purpose of this organizational case study is to describe the complexities librarians face when serving a multi-campus institution that supports both a joint-use library and expanding health sciences academic partnerships. In a system without a centralized health science library administration, liaison librarians are identifying dispersed programs and user groups and collaborating to define their unique service and outreach needs within a larger land-grant university. Using a team-based approach, health sciences librarians are communicating to integrate research and teaching support, systems differences across dispersed campuses, and future needs of a new community-based medical program...
October 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042383/health-education-for-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-an-umbrella-review-of-systematic-reviews-and-meta-analyses
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Xian-Liang Liu, Yan Shi, Karen Willis, Chiung-Jung Jo Wu, Maree Johnson
OBJECTIVES: This umbrella review aimed to identify the current evidence on health education-related interventions for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or type two diabetes mellitus (T2DM); identify the educational content, delivery methods, intensity, duration and setting required. The purpose was to provide recommendations for educational interventions for high-risk patients with both ACS and T2DM. DESIGN: Umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses...
October 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042299/non-pharmacological-interventions-for-spasticity-in-adults-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Fary Khan, Bhasker Amatya, Djamel Bensmail, Alain Yelnik
OBJECTIVES: Spasticity causes significant long-term disability-burden, requiring comprehensive management. This review evaluates evidence from published systematic reviews of clinical trials for effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions for improved spasticity outcomes. METHODS: Data sources: A literature search was conducted using medical and health science electronic (MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PubMed, and the Cochrane Library) databases for published systematic reviews up to 15(th) June 2017...
October 14, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040639/the-medical-science-dmz-a-network-design-pattern-for-data-intensive-medical-science
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Sean Peisert, Eli Dart, William Barnett, Edward Balas, James Cuff, Robert L Grossman, Ari Berman, Anurag Shankar, Brian Tierney
Objective: We describe a detailed solution for maintaining high-capacity, data-intensive network flows (eg, 10, 40, 100 Gbps+) in a scientific, medical context while still adhering to security and privacy laws and regulations. Materials and Methods: High-end networking, packet-filter firewalls, network intrusion-detection systems. Results: We describe a "Medical Science DMZ" concept as an option for secure, high-volume transport of large, sensitive datasets between research institutions over national research networks, and give 3 detailed descriptions of implemented Medical Science DMZs...
October 6, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036173/pre-treatment-with-gnrha-or-ulipristal-acetate-prior-to-laparoscopic-and-laparotomic-myomectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Inge de Milliano, Moniek Twisk, Johannes C Ket, Judith A Huirne, Wouter J Hehenkamp
BACKGROUND: Myomectomy has potential risks of complications. To reduce these risks, medical pre-treatment can be applied to reduce fibroid size and thereby potentially decrease intra-operative blood loss, the need for blood transfusion and emergency hysterectomy. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to study the effectiveness of medical pre-treatment with Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (GnRHa) or ulipristal acetate prior to laparoscopic or laparotomic myomectomy on intra-operative and post-operative outcomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032775/noncommunicable-diseases-after-the-great-east-japan-earthquake-systematic-review-2011-2016
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Aya Murakami, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Dyshelly Nurkartika Pascapurnama, Shinichi Egawa
OBJECTIVE: Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including mental disorders, have become major threats to human health worldwide. People with NCDs are particularly vulnerable to disasters. We systematically reviewed reports describing studies of NCDs at the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE) to clarify the circumstances of people with NCDs and to build strong measures to support them. METHODS: Relevant articles published from March 2011 through December 2016 were collected by searching the PubMed database (National Library of Medicine)...
October 16, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031080/endovascular-therapy-for-vasospasm-secondary-to-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Zhong Yao, Xin Hu, Chao You
Endovascular therapy has been used as an alternative treatment for vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage. The effectiveness and safety of endovascular therapy are still controversial. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to identify any advantage of endovascular therapy over traditional medical treatment. We systematically reviewed related English publications by searching PubMed, Ovid, Cochrane library, and Web of Science up to May 2017.The risk ratios (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were synthesized with fixed effect model...
October 9, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029598/a-method-for-named-entity-normalization-in-biomedical-articles-application-to-diseases-and-plants
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Hyejin Cho, Wonjun Choi, Hyunju Lee
BACKGROUND: In biomedical articles, a named entity recognition (NER) technique that identifies entity names from texts is an important element for extracting biological knowledge from articles. After NER is applied to articles, the next step is to normalize the identified names into standard concepts (i.e., disease names are mapped to the National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings disease terms). In biomedical articles, many entity normalization methods rely on domain-specific dictionaries for resolving synonyms and abbreviations...
October 13, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026838/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-antibodies-in-fistulizing-crohn-s-disease-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pardis Zaboli, Mohammad Abdollahi, Shilan Mozaffari, Shekoufeh Nikfar
Medical treatment for fistulizing Crohn's disease (FCD) is changing rapidly over the time by the introduction of novel therapeutic medicines, while no global consensus is available. This study aims to accomplish a systematic review and meta-analysis on the efficacy of tumor necrosis factor-alpha antibodies (anti-TNF-α antibodies) versus placebo in FCD. A systematic review of published literature was carried out till December 2016, and a meta-analysis of identified studies was done. Data have been explored from PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane Library Database, and Web of Science...
July 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024958/a-computable-pathology-report-for-precision-medicine-extending-an-observables-ontology-unifying-snomed-ct-and-loinc
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Walter S Campbell, Daniel Karlsson, Daniel J Vreeman, Audrey J Lazenby, Geoffrey A Talmon, James R Campbell
Background: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) introduced the first cancer synoptic reporting protocols in 1998. However, the objective of a fully computable and machine-readable cancer synoptic report remains elusive due to insufficient definitional content in Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine - Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) and Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC). To address this terminology gap, investigators at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) are developing, authoring, and testing a SNOMED CT observable ontology to represent the data elements identified by the synoptic worksheets of CAP...
September 13, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024912/how-important-is-aspirin-adherence-when-evaluating-effectiveness-of-low-dose-aspirin
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REVIEW
Kate Navaratnam, Zarko Alfirevic, Munir Pirmohamed, Ana Alfirevic
Low-dose aspirin (LDA) is advocated for women at high-risk of pre-eclampsia, providing a modest, 10%, reduction in risk. Cardiology meta-analyses demonstrate 18% reduction in serious vascular events with LDA. Non-responsiveness to aspirin (sometimes termed aspirin resistance) and variable clinical effectiveness are often attributed to suboptimal adherence. The aim of this review was to identify the scope of adherence assessments in RCTs evaluating aspirin effectiveness in cardiology and obstetrics and discuss the quality of information provided by current methods...
October 3, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024743/stenting-as-a-bridge-to-resection-versus-emergency-surgery-for-left-sided-colorectal-cancer-with-malignant-obstruction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xin Wang, Jianjun He, Xuan Chen, Qingqiang Yang
PURPOSE: This study aims to discuss the safety and feasibility of a combined treatment consisting of stent insertion and elective surgery for left-sided colorectal cancer with malignant obstruction. METHODS: Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) that discussed the safety and feasibility of stenting as a bridge to surgery in malignant colorectal cancer were identified in a search of medical databases, including PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and SCIENCE. Each paper's quality was assessed using the Jadad scale...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020971/efficacy-and-safety-of-turmeric-and-curcumin-in-lowering-blood-lipid-levels-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Si Qin, Lifan Huang, Jiaojiao Gong, Shasha Shen, Juan Huang, Hong Ren, Huaidong Hu
BACKGROUND: Dyslipidemia is an important and common cardiovascular risk factor in the general population. The lipid-lowering effects of turmeric and curcumin are unconfirmed. We performed a meta-analysis to assess the efficacy and safety of turmeric and curcumin in lowering blood lipids in patients at risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was conducted on PubMed, Embase, Ovid, Medline and Cochrane Library databases to identify randomized controlled trials (published as of November 2016) that assessed the effect of turmeric and curcumin on blood lipid levels including total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and triglycerides (TG)...
October 11, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019319/the-asymptomatic-carotid-surgery-trial-2-acst-2-an-ongoing-randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-carotid-endarterectomy-with-carotid-artery-stenting-to-prevent-stroke
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Richard Bulbulia, Alison Halliday
BACKGROUND: A successful open surgical operation to remove atheromatous carotid artery narrowing that has not yet caused a stroke (asymptomatic carotid stenosis) carries some procedural risk but, if completed successfully, halves patients' future annual stroke risk for at least 10 years. A newer, less invasive alternative is carotid stenting, which also carries some procedural risk, especially if the carotid lesion has recently given rise to a stroke (symptomatic carotid stenosis). For both surgery and stenting, improvements in technique (and in medication) have reduced risk...
October 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017563/herceptin%C3%A2-trastuzumab-in-her2-positive-early-breast-cancer-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-cumulative-network-meta-analysis
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Florence R Wilson, Megan E Coombes, Quinlan Wylie, Mariya Yurchenko, Christine Brezden-Masley, Brian Hutton, Becky Skidmore, Chris Cameron
BACKGROUND: Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer is an aggressive disease that makes up about 20% of all invasive breast cancers. HER2+ breast cancer is associated with poor prognosis and high mortality rates, but the development of HER2-targeted therapies, such as originator trastuzumab (Herceptin®), has substantially improved patient survival. Numerous clinical trials and reviews have investigated the efficacy of HER2-targeted therapies over the past few decades; however, no study has specifically investigated the vast body of evidence on trastuzumab in comparison to chemotherapy regimens, endocrine therapies, and other targeted therapies...
October 10, 2017: Systematic Reviews
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