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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161798/intrapartum-care-quality-indicators-a-literature-review
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Elisa Lazzaretto, Antonella Nespoli, Simona Fumagalli, Elisabetta Colciago, Sofia Perego, Anna Locatelli
BACKGROUND: Quality of care is increasingly recognized as a critical aspect of the maternal and newborn health, mainly with respect to care around labour and delivery and in the immediate postnatal period. The Aim of this Review is to identify the recommended intrapartum care indicators in order to measure the quality of Midwifery care. METHODS: A structured literature search was conducted in August 2017 incorporating English and Italian language studies from 1993 and onwards to identify published articles on quality standards of intrapartum care...
November 21, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153075/is-whole-colon-investigation-by-colonoscopy-computerised-tomography-colonography-or-barium-enema-necessary-for-all-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-symptoms-and-for-which-patients-would-flexible-sigmoidoscopy-suffice-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Wendy Atkin, Kate Wooldrage, Urvi Shah, Kate Skinner, Jeremy P Brown, Willie Hamilton, Ines Kralj-Hans, Michael R Thompson, Karen G Flashman, Steve Halligan, Siwan Thomas-Gibson, Margaret Vance, Amanda J Cross
BACKGROUND: For patients referred to hospital with suspected colorectal cancer (CRC), it is current standard clinical practice to conduct an examination of the whole colon and rectum. However, studies have shown that an examination of the distal colorectum using flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) can be a safe and clinically effective investigation for some patients. These findings require validation in a multicentre study. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the links between patient symptoms at presentation and CRC risk by subsite, and to provide evidence of whether or not FS is an effective alternative to whole-colon investigation (WCI) in patients whose symptoms do not suggest proximal or obstructive disease...
November 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148566/factors-that-influence-the-provision-of-intrapartum-and-postnatal-care-by-skilled-birth-attendants-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-qualitative-evidence-synthesis
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REVIEW
Susan Munabi-Babigumira, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin, Atle Fretheim, Harriet Nabudere
BACKGROUND: In many low- and middle-income countries women are encouraged to give birth in clinics and hospitals so that they can receive care from skilled birth attendants. A skilled birth attendant (SBA) is a health worker such as a midwife, doctor, or nurse who is trained to manage normal pregnancy and childbirth. (S)he is also trained to identify, manage, and refer any health problems that arise for mother and baby. The skills, attitudes and behaviour of SBAs, and the extent to which they work in an enabling working environment, impact on the quality of care provided...
November 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148123/donohue-syndrome-a-review-of-literature-case-series-and-anesthetic-considerations
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REVIEW
Alana Kirkwood, Grant Stuart, Louise Harding
BACKGROUND: Donohue syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of insulin resistance, causing a functional defect in insulin receptor function, and affecting the ability of the insulin to bind the receptor. Features include severe hyperinsulinism and fasting hypoglycemia, along with severe failure to thrive despite feeding. An accelerated fasting state results in muscle wasting, decreased subcutaneous fat, and an excess of thick skin. A reduced thoracic diameter is accentuated by increased abdominal distension, which impacts on respiratory reserve...
November 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142980/effectiveness-of-multifaceted-care-approach-on-adverse-clinical-outcomes-in-nondiabetic-ckd-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Aminu K Bello, Bilal Qarni, Arian Samimi, Julius Okel, Trish Chatterley, Ikechi G Okpechi, Ben Vandermeer, Branko Braam
Introduction: The risk of major adverse events associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) could potentially be reduced with effective medical interventions. The impact of multifaceted interventions as compared with usual care in patients with nondiabetic CKD is unclear. We performed a systematic review to analyze the impact of multifaceted interventions on reducing the risk of major adverse events in this population. Methods: Systematic review and meta-analysis...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141664/prevalence-and-prognosis-of-acutely-ill-patients-with-organ-failure-at-arrival-to-hospital-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Peter Bank Pedersen, Asbjorn Hrobjartsson, Daniel Lykke Nielsen, Daniel Pilsgaard Henriksen, Mikkel Brabrand, Annmarie Touborg Lassen
BACKGROUND: Acutely ill patients are a heterogeneous group, and some of these suffer from organ failure. As the prognosis of organ failure improves with early treatment, it is important to identify these patients as early as possible. Most studies on organ failure have been performed in intensive care settings, or on selected groups of patients, where a high prevalence and mortality have been reported. Before patients arrive to the intensive care unit, or the general ward, most of them have passed through the emergency department (ED), where diagnosis and treatment has been initiated...
November 15, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138076/the-effect-of-obesity-on-clinical-outcomes-following-minimally-invasive-spine-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tao Wang, Chao Han, Hongqiang Jiang, Peng Tian
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with increasing morbidity and mortality in many prevalent diseases, especially for lumbar degenerative disease. The relationship between minimally invasive spine (MIS) surgery and perioperative adverse events in obese patients with lumbar degenerative disease has not been well evaluated. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to identify relevant studies involving obese patients with MIS surgery in electronic databases, including Web of Science, Embase, PubMed, the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, and the Cochrane Library up to June 2017...
November 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137869/morbidity-and-mortality-in-homeless-individuals-prisoners-sex-workers-and-individuals-with-substance-use-disorders-in-high-income-countries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Robert W Aldridge, Alistair Story, Stephen W Hwang, Merete Nordentoft, Serena A Luchenski, Greg Hartwell, Emily J Tweed, Dan Lewer, Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Andrew C Hayward
BACKGROUND: Inclusion health focuses on people in extremely poor health due to poverty, marginalisation, and multimorbidity. We aimed to review morbidity and mortality data on four overlapping populations who experience considerable social exclusion: homeless populations, individuals with substance use disorders, sex workers, and imprisoned individuals. METHODS: For this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Library for studies published between Jan 1, 2005, and Oct 1, 2015...
November 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135366/radiofrequency-ablation-versus-hepatic-resection-for-small-hepatocellular-carcinoma-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials-with-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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Xiao-Lin Xu, Xiao-Di Liu, Ming Liang, Bao-Ming Luo
Purpose To compare the benefits and harms of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and hepatic resection (HR) and to test the consistency of currently available evidence. Materials and Methods PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were systematically searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared the effects of HR and RFA for Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer very early or early stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The primary outcome was overall survival, and secondary outcomes were recurrence rate, complication rate, and hospitalization duration...
November 13, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134341/universit%C3%A3-tsspital-z%C3%A3-rich-80-years-of-neurosurgical-patient-care-in-switzerland
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Martin N Stienen, Carlo Serra, Lennart H Stieglitz, Niklaus Krayenbühl, Oliver Bozinov, Luca Regli
BACKGROUND: The predecessor of today's Department of Neurosurgery, UniversitätsSpital Zürich (USZ), was founded 80 years ago as the first independent Swiss clinic dedicated to neurosurgical patient care. On the occasion of this anniversary, we aimed to highlight the history of neurosurgery as a specialty at the USZ, and to put it into the historical context of Swiss and European Neurosurgery. METHOD: A literature review was conducted and we searched the archives of the USZ and the city of Zurich, as well as those of Swiss journals to extract relevant published articles, books, historical reports and pictures...
November 13, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132771/-neonatal-herpes-epidemiology-clinical-manifestations-and-management-guidelines-for-clinical-practice-from-the-french-college-of-gynecologists-and-obstetricians-cngof
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L Renesme
OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiology of neonatal herpes and its risk factors, clinical and paraclinic manifestations, propose guidelines for a newborn at risk of neonatal herpes, describe treatment modalities, describe post-natal transmission and its prevention. METHODS: Bibliographic search from Medline, Cochrane Library databases and research of international clinical practice guidelines. RESULTS: Neonatal herpes is rare (about 20 cases per year in France) and mainly due to HSV 1 (level of evidence LE3)...
November 10, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132766/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-predict-mortality-and-major-adverse-cardiac-events-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chao-Hui Dong, Zhang-Min Wang, Si-Yu Chen
OBJECTIVES: Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) might be associated with the mortality or major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the correlation between NLR and mortality/MACEs in ACS. METHODS: We assessed clinical trials through Pubmed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library and Web of science in investigating the association between NLR and mortality/MACEs in ACS patients up to August 15, 2017...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132344/tubeless-versus-standard-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-an-update-meta-analysis
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Yang Xun, Qing Wang, Henglong Hu, Yuchao Lu, Jiaqiao Zhang, Baolong Qin, Yudi Geng, Shaogang Wang
BACKGROUND: To update a previously published systematic review and meta-analysis on the efficacy and safety of tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). METHODS: A systematic literature search of EMBASE, PubMed, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library was performed to confirm relevant studies. The scientific literature was screened in accordance with the predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria. After quality assessment and data extraction from the eligible studies, a meta-analysis was conducted using Stata SE 12...
November 13, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125384/is-it-necessary-to-perform-prehabilitation-exercise-for-patients-undergoing-total-knee-arthroplasty-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Huifen Chen, Suyun Li, Tingyu Ruan, Li Liu, Li Fang
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to test whether it is necessary to perform prehabilitation exercise for patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: Literatures were identified from Pubmed, Clinicaltrials, Cochrane library, and SpringerLink. All studies that compared a prehabilitation exercise group with control group before TKA were included. The primary outcome was length of hospital stay. Secondary outcomes were quadriceps strength and functional ability in short term (1...
November 10, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122435/arthroscopic-versus-open-ankle-arthrodesis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jung Ho Park, Hyun Jung Kim, Dong Hun Suh, Jin Woo Lee, Hak Jun Kim, Myung Jae Oh, Gi Won Choi
PURPOSE: To perform a systematic review comparing the clinical scores, union rate, complications, reoperations, hospital stay, and operation time between open ankle arthrodesis (OAA) and arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis (AAA). METHODS: We conducted a comprehensive search in the MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases. Only comparative studies were included in this meta-analysis. The literature search, data extraction, and quality assessment were conducted by 2 independent reviewers...
November 6, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116995/prolonged-infusion-piperacillin-tazobactam-decreases-mortality-and-improves-outcomes-in-severely-ill-patients-results-of-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Nathaniel J Rhodes, Jiajun Liu, J Nicholas O'Donnell, Joel M Dulhunty, Mohd H Abdul-Aziz, Patsy Y Berko, Barbara Nadler, Jeffery Lipman, Jason A Roberts
OBJECTIVE: Piperacillin-tazobactam is a commonly used antibiotic in critically ill patients; however, controversy exists as to whether mortality in serious infections can be decreased through administration by prolonged infusion compared with intermittent infusion. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to describe the impact of prolonged infusion piperacillin-tazobactam schemes on clinical endpoints in severely ill patients. DESIGN: We conducted a systematic literature review and meta-analysis searching MEDLINE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and the Cochrane Library from inception to April 1, 2017, for studies...
November 7, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116337/effects-of-monoclonal-antibodies-against-pcsk9-on-clinical-cardiovascular-events-a%C3%A2-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Y Zhu, X Shen, Q Jiang, Z Wang, Z Wang, X Dong, J Li, Q Han, J Zhao, B Wang, L Liu
BACKGROUND: The present meta-analysis was designed to improve statistical power and review the effects of monoclonal antibodies against PCSK9 on clinical cardiovascular events. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library were searched from inception to May 2017. Studies considered to be eligible were randomized controlled trials about the effects of monoclonal antibodies against PCSK9 on clinical cardiovascular events. The primary endpoint was positively adjudicated cardiovascular events; the secondary endpoint comprised cardiac mortality, myocardial infarction (MI), coronary revascularization, stroke, and hospitalization for unstable angina...
November 7, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114634/monitoring-outcome-of-joint-arthroplasty-in-italy-implementation-of-the-national-registry
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Marina Torre, Emilio Romanini, Gustavo Zanoli, Eugenio Carrani, Ilaria Luzi, Luisa Leone, Stefania Bellino
Purpose  Arthroplasty registries have an important role in improving outcomes in joint surgery. As the demand for joint arthroplasty continues to increase, growing attention is being paid to the establishment of national registries, which contribute to the enhancement of the quality of patients' care. Indeed, providing postmarketing surveillance data in terms of safety and effectiveness of medical devices, registries contribute to the best orthopaedic practice and support public health decision making. In this context, a project aimed at implementing a national arthroplasty registry in Italy has appeared to be essential, and the activities performed in the last years have consolidated data collection of hip and knee replacements...
June 2017: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111991/multiple-chemical-sensitivity-review-of-the-state-of-the-art-in-epidemiology-diagnosis-and-future-perspectives
#19
Sabrina Rossi, Alessio Pitidis
OBJECTIVE: Systematic bibliography analysis of about the last 17 years on multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) was carried out in order to detect new diagnostic and epidemiological evidence. The MCS is a complex syndrome that manifests as a result of exposure to a low level of various common contaminants. The etiology, diagnosis, and treatment are still debated among researchers. METHOD: Querying PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, Cochrane library, both using some specific MESH terms combined with MESH subheadings and through free search, even by Google...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110704/endobronchial-one-way-valves-for-treatment-of-persistent-air-leaks-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Mei Ding, Ya-Dong Gao, Xian-Tao Zeng, Yi Guo, Jiong Yang
Persistent air leak (PAL) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, prolonged hospitalization and increased health-care costs. It can arise from a number of conditions, including pneumothorax, necrotizing infection, trauma, malignancies, procedural interventions and complications after thoracic surgery. Numerous therapeutic options, including noninvasive and invasive techniques, are available to treat PALs. Recently, endobronchial one-way valves have been used to treat PAL. We conducted a systematic review based on studies retrieved from PubMed, EMbase and Cochrane library...
November 6, 2017: Respiratory Research
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