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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347812/reevaluation-of-the-impact-of-methicillin-resistance-on-outcomes-in-patients-with-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-and-endocarditis
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Eun-Jeong Joo, Dong Ah Park, Cheol-In Kang, Doo Ryeon Chung, Jae-Hoon Song, Sang Moo Lee, Kyong Ran Peck
Background/Aims: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is highly prevalent in hospitals, and has recently emerged in the community. The impact of methicillin-resistance on mortality and medical costs for patients with S. aureus bacteremia (SAB) requires reevaluation. Methods: We searched studies with SAB or endocarditis using electronic databases including Ovid-Medline, Embase-Medline, and Cochrane Library, as well as five local databases for published studies during the period January 2000 to September 2011...
January 20, 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338698/enteral-immunonutrition-versus-enteral-nutrition-for-gastric-cancer-patients-undergoing-a-total-gastrectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Ying Cheng, Junfeng Zhang, Liwei Zhang, Juan Wu, Zhen Zhan
BACKGROUND: Nutrition support is a common means for patients with gastric cancer, especially for those undergoing elective surgery. Recently, enteral immunonutrition (EIN) was increasingly found to be more effective than enteral nutrition (EN) in enhancing the host immunity and eventually improving the prognosis of gastric cancer patients undergoing gastrectomy. However, the results reported were not consistent. This meta-analysis aimed to assess the impact of EIN for patients with GC on biochemical, immune indices and clinical outcomes...
January 16, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337413/participation-of-relatives-in-the-care-of-cancer-patients-in-hospital-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
E Partanen, T Lemetti, E Haavisto
The purpose of the review was to describe what kind of research has been conducted concerning relatives' participation in the care of cancer patients in hospital and how relatives have participated in the care. Data (n = 9) were identified through a manual search and by searching the electronic databases (n = 8) Cinahl, PubMed and Cochrane Library and analysed with deductive content analysis. According to the review, participation in the concrete care appeared as taking care of comprehensive care and the quality of care, helping with daily activities and helping the healthcare professionals...
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337175/minimally-invasive-versus-extensile-lateral-approach-for-saners-type-ii-and-iii-calcaneal-fractures-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#4
REVIEW
Zhikui Zeng, Lingmei Yuan, Shengpeng Zheng, Youqiang Sun, Feng Huang
BACKGROUND: The use of less-invasive techniques in the treatment of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures (DIACFs) remains controversial. No prior meta-analysis has considered the influence of differences in the fracture type. Thus, our meta-analysis aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of minimally invasive (MI) in Sanders type II and III fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive search was performed to identify RCTs comparing MI using sinus tarsi approach (STA) or percutaneous reduction (PR) to open reduction (OR) via extensile lateral approach (ELA) from the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Embase and CNKI...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337171/is-early-tracheostomy-better-for-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-meta-analysis
#5
Qin Lu, Yonglin Xie, Xunchen Qi, Xinwei Li, Shuxu Yang, Yirong Wang
OBJECTIVE: Tracheotomy have been proven to be benefit for the patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation. However, whether early tracheotomy (less than 10 days) could also improve the outcome of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patient (GCS≤8) remains controversial. The aim of this study was trying to clarify this question. METHODS: We searched four databases (PubMed, Web of Science, Elsevier and Cochrane Library) for articles comparing the outcome of early tracheostomy with late tracheostomy or prolonged intubation on the severe TBI patients...
January 11, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336344/-the-urologist-of-the-future-and-new-technologies
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Francois Peinado, Atanasio Fernández, Fernando Teba, Guillermo Celada, Marco Antonio Acosta
The last 25 years have brought about revolutionary changes for medicine and in particular for urology: internet was only in its infancy, medical records were written on paper, searches for medical information were done in the hospital library, medical articles were photocopied and our relationship with patients only existed face to face. Social networks had not yet appeared and even Google did not exist. Just imagine what might happen during the next 25 years, we're going to see even more radical changes. The urologist of the future is going to see the arrival of artificial intelligence, collaborative medicine, telemedicine, machine learning, the Internet of Things and personalized robotics; in the meantime, social media will continue to transform the interaction between physician and patient...
January 2018: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335288/prognostic-value-of-high-sensitivity-troponin-t-in-chronic-heart-failure-an-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Alberto Aimo, James L Januzzi, Giuseppe Vergaro, Andrea Ripoli, Roberto Latini, Serge Masson, Michela Magnoli, Inder S Anand, Jay N Cohn, Luigi Tavazzi, Gianni Tognoni, Jørgen Gravning, Thor Ueland, Ståle H Nymo, Hans-Peter Brunner-La Rocca, Antoni Bayes-Genis, Josep Lupón, Rudolf A de Boer, Akiomi Yoshihisa, Yasuchika Takeishi, Michael Egstrup, Ida Gustafsson, Hanna K Gaggin, Kai M Eggers, Kurt Huber, Ioannis Tentzeris, Wai H W Tang, Justin Grodin, Claudio Passino, Michele Emdin
BACKGROUND: Most patients with chronic heart failure have detectable troponin concentrations when evaluated by high-sensitivity assays. The prognostic relevance of this finding has not been clearly established so far. We aimed to assess high-sensitivity troponin assay for risk stratification in chronic heart failure through a meta-analysis approach. METHODS: Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Scopus were searched in April 2017 by 2 independent authors. The terms were "troponin" AND "heart failure" OR "cardiac failure" OR "cardiac dysfunction" OR "cardiac insufficiency" OR "left ventricular dysfunction...
January 16, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331633/organ-donation-in-the-icu-a-document-analysis-of-institutional-policies-protocols-and-order-sets
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Simon J W Oczkowski, John E Centofanti, Pamela Durepos, Erika Arseneau, Julija Kelecevic, Deborah J Cook, Maureen O Meade
OBJECTIVE: To better understand how local policies influence organ donation rates. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY/DESIGN: We conducted a document analysis of our ICU organ donation policies, protocols and order sets. We used a systematic search of our institution's policy library to identify documents related to organ donation. We used Mindnode software to create a publication timeline, basic statistics to describe document characteristics, and qualitative content analysis to extract document themes...
January 10, 2018: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331604/efficacy-of-intravenous-lidocaine-on-pain-relief-in-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-meta-analysis-from-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
M M Jinyuan Li, M M Gang Wang, M M Weituan Xu, M M Mei Ding, M D Wenli Yu
OBJECTIVE: Whether intravenous lidocaine has a beneficial role in controlling acute pain after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in currently unknown. We performed a meta-analysis from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to determine the efficacy and safety of intravenous lidocaine for the treatment of acute postoperative pain after LC. METHODS: In August 2017, a systematic search was performed in PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, ScienceDirect, and the Cochrane Library...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327984/taking-the-pulse-of-the-university-of-tennessee-medical-center-s-health-literacy-knowledge
#10
Kelsey Leonard Grabeel, Cynthia J Beeler
Low health literacy is well documented in East Tennessee. Before addressing the issue, librarians at the Preston Medical Library, University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted a needs assessment of hospital staff to determine their knowledge of health literacy and the need for training. As a follow-up, library staff conducted training sessions for nurses through classes, small group meetings, and staff huddles. The result is an increased dialogue of health literacy at the hospital, along with new research projects, a forum, and a summit meeting...
January 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325681/is-hypothyroidism-in-idiopathic-pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis-a-novel-lung-thyroid-syndrome
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Nobuyasu Awano, Takehiro Izumo, Kensuke Fukuda, Mari Tone, Daisuke Yamada, Tamiko Takemura, Soichiro Ikushima, Toshio Kumasaka
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (IPPFE) is a rare type of interstitial pneumonia characterized by fibroelastosis. Patients with IPPFE as well as idiopathic interstitial pneumonia often have autoimmune diseases, which sometimes coincide with hypothyroidism (HypoT). However, there have been no reports on the association between IPPFE and HypoT. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation between IPPFE and HypoT. We also examined the pathological features of the thyroid glands from autopsied cases...
January 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324929/our-solution-for-fusion-of-simultaneusly-acquired-whole-body-scintigrams-and-optical-images-as-usesful-tool-in-clinical-practice-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-carcinomas-after-radioiodine-therapy-a-useful-tool-in-clinical-practice
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Milovan Matovic, Milica Jankovic, Marko Barjaktarovic, Marija Jeremic
OBJECTIVE: After radioiodine therapy of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) patients, whole body scintigraphy (WBS) is standard procedure before releasing the patient from the hospital. A common problem is the precise localization of regions where the iod-avide tissue is located. Sometimes is practically impossible to perform precise topographic localization of such regions. METHOD: In order to face this problem, we have developed a low-cost Vision-Fusion system for web-camera image acquisition simultaneously with routine scintigraphic whole body acquisition including the algorithm for fusion of images given from both cameras...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323778/antibiotics-versus-no-antibiotics-in-the-treatment-of-acute-uncomplicated-diverticulitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ashutosh Tandon, Victoria L Fretwell, Quentin M Nunes, Paul S Rooney
BACKGROUND: Acute uncomplicated diverticulitis (AUD) is common and antibiotics are the cornerstone of traditional conservative management. This approach lacks clear evidence base and studies have recently suggested that avoidance of antibiotics is a safe and efficacious way to manage AUD. The aim of this systematic review is to determine the safety and efficacy of treating AUD without antibiotics. METHODS: A systematic search of Embase, Cochrane library, MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded, and ClinicalTrials...
January 11, 2018: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319399/laparoscopic-versus-open-adrenalectomy-for-localized-locally-advanced-primary-adrenocortical-carcinoma-ensat-i-iii-in-adults-is-margin-free-r0-resection-the-key-surgical-factor-that-dictates-outcome-a-review-of-the-literature
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Eustratia Mpaili, Demetrios Moris, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Dimitrios Oikonomou, Timothy M Pawlik, Dimitrios Schizas, Alexandros Papalampros, Evangelos Felekouras, Dimitrios Dimitroulis
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to review the current literature on the role of laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA) in the treatment of primary adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC; European Network for the Study of Adrenal Tumors [ENSAT] I-III) in adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nonrandomized controlled trials published between January 1999 and February 2017 were identified by searching the Pubmed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar databases. Primary and secondary endpoints included surgical and pathological parameters (patients age, tumor size, ENSAT stage, type of surgical approach, and period of follow-up), surgical outcomes (operative time, estimated blood loss, length of hospital stay, conversion rate to laparotomy, R0 resection, and surgical margin's status), and oncological outcomes (rate of recurrence, disease-free survival [DFS], and overall survival [OS] rates)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310358/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-robot-assisted-versus-laparoscopically-assisted-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
#15
Yi Wang, Xudong Zhao, Yanjing Song, Aizhen Cai, Hongqing Xi, Lin Chen
BACKGROUND: Robotic-assisted gastrectomy (RAG) has been used for gastric cancer since 2002. This meta-analysis was carried out to evaluate whether RAG is safer and more effective than conventional laparoscopically assisted gastrectomy (LAG) for gastric cancer. METHODS: We performed a manual search for these 2 types of operations (RAG and LAG) in the PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library databases up to April 30, 2016. Twelve nonrandomized controlled trials that reported on RAG and LAG for gastric cancer were included...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310325/meta-analysis-of-ischemic-preconditioning-ip-on-postoperative-outcomes-after-liver-resections
#16
Xingjun Guo, Gongpan Liu, Xiaobin Zhang
BACKGROUND: The protective role (decrease ischemia-reperfusion injury) of ischemic preconditioning (IP) before continuous vascular occlusion in liver resection is controversial. This meta-analysis aimed to compare the advantages and any potential disadvantages of IP maneuver. METHODS: A systematic search in the Embase, Medline, PubMed databases, and the Cochrane Library was performed using both medical subject headings (MeSH) and truncated word searches to identify all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published on this topic...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305023/early-vs-late-fracture-fixation-in-severe-head-and-orthopedic-injuries
#17
Yuan Zhang, Kai Sun, Yuling Wang, Yafei Qin, Hui Li
BACKGROUND: Patients suffered from craniocerebral trauma with extermities fracture is one of the most common multiple injuries.Actually there is no comparative study demonstrating advantages of early or delayed treatment of skeletal injuries. PURPOSES: To conduct a meta-analysis with studies published in full text to demonstrate database to show the associations of perioperative, postoperative outcomes of early fracture fixation(EFF) and late fracture fixation(LFF) for patients with severe head and orthopedic injuries to provide the predictive diagnosis for clinic...
December 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303376/effects-of-interdisciplinary-collaboration-in-hospitals-on-medication-errors-an-integrative-review
#18
Elizabeth Manias
Medication errors are commonly affected by breakdowns in communication. Interdisciplinary collaboration is an important means of facilitating communication between health professionals in clinical practice. To date, there has been little systematic examination of past research in this area. Areas covered: The aims of this integrative review are to examine how interdisciplinary collaboration influences medication errors in hospitals, the araes of interdisciplinary collaboration that have been researched in previous work, and recommendations for future research and practice...
January 5, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288114/efficacy-of-fast-track-surgery-in-laparoscopic-radical-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#19
REVIEW
Qing Liu, Li Ding, Honglei Jiang, Chundong Zhang, Junzhe Jin
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review of efficacy and security of fast track surgery (FTS) in laparoscopic radical gastrectomy for gastric cancer. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library Databases and supplemented by other searches to collect randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the comparison of fast track surgery combined with laparoscopy versus laparoscopy separately used in radical gastrectomy for gastric cancer before December 2016. After screening for inclusion, data extraction, and quality assessment, meta-analysis was conducted by the Review Manager 5...
December 26, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284008/off-hours-presentation-is-associated-with-short-term-mortality-but-not-with-long-term-mortality-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-meta-analysis
#20
Bingjian Wang, Yanchun Zhang, Xiaobing Wang, Tingting Hu, Ju Li, Jin Geng
BACKGROUND: The association between off-hours presentation and mortality in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains unclear. We performed a meta-analysis to assess the impact of off-hours presentation on short- and long-term mortality among STEMI patients. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library from their inception to 10 July 2016. Studies were eligible if they evaluated the relationship of off-hours (weekend and/or night) presentation with short- and/or long-term mortality...
2017: PloS One
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