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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819513/strengthening-and-expanding-the-capacity-of-health-worker-education-in-zambia
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Charles Michelo, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Moses Simuyemba, Benjamin Andrews, Max Katubulushi, Benjamin Chi, Evariste Njelesani, Bellington Vwalika, Kasonde Bowa, Margaret Maimbolwa, James Chipeta, Fastone Goma, Selestine Nzala, Sekelani Banda, John Mudenda, Yusuf Ahmed, Lotti Hachambwa, Craig Wilson, Sten Vermund, Yakub Mulla
INTRODUCTION: Zambia is facing a chronic shortage of health care workers. The paper aimed at understanding how the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) program facilitated strengthening and expanding of the national capacity and quality of medical education as well as processes for retaining faculty in Zambia. METHODS: Data generated through documentary review, key informant interviews and observations were analyzed using a thematic approach. RESULTS: The MEPI program triggered the development of new postgraduate programs thereby increasing student enrollment...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817628/effectiveness-of-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-in-the-prevention-of-primary-gastric-cancer-in-healthy-asymptomatic-people-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-comparing-risk-ratio-with-risk-difference
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Takeshi Seta, Yoshimitsu Takahashi, Yoshinori Noguchi, Satoru Shikata, Tatsuya Sakai, Kyoko Sakai, Yukitaka Yamashita, Takeo Nakayama
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori infection is strongly associated with gastric cancer occurrence. However, it is unclear whether eradication therapy reduces the risk of gastric cancer occurrence. We evaluated whether H. pylori eradication reduces the risk of primary gastric cancer by using both risk ratio (RR) and risk difference (RD). METHODS: Searches of PubMed, EMBASE, Google scholar, the Cochrane Library, and the Japan Medical Abstracts Society as well as those registered in databases of the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, metaRegister of Controlled Trials, ClinicalTrials...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816219/primary-or-specialist-medical-care-which-is-more-equitable-a-policy-brief
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Prasanta Mahapatra, Sanjeev Upadhyaya, G Surendra
BACKGROUND: Equity in health and equitable access to healthcare has been at the core of health policy in India. The key policy challenge has been how to make that possible? Various health insurance schemes such as the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana and Arogyasri seek to improve poor people's access to specialist medical care in the public and private sectors. On the other hand, access to primary medical care has been left to the supply side interventions. METHODS: We did a focused review of evidence on equity aspects of primary medical care versus specialist medical care...
March 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810901/immediate-versus-delayed-surgery-for-hip-fractures-in-the-elderly-patients-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Thomas Klestil, Christoph Röder, Christoph Stotter, Birgit Winkler, Stefan Nehrer, Martin Lutz, Irma Klerings, Gernot Wagner, Gerald Gartlehner, Barbara Nussbaumer-Streit
BACKGROUND: Hip fractures are a major public health problem in elderly populations and are accompanied by high-mortality rates. Whether timing of surgery has an impact on morbidity and mortality has been discussed controversially, numerous studies suggest that the delay of surgery can significantly increase the risk of morbidity and mortality; others report that achieving a stable medical condition is more important than early surgery. The goal of our systematic review is to assess the impact of timing of surgery on health outcomes in patients aged 60 years or older with acute hip fracture...
August 15, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807049/oral-manifestations-dental-management-and-a-rare-homozygous-mutation-of-the-prdm12-gene-in-a-boy-with-hereditary-sensory-and-autonomic-neuropathy-type-viii-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Karim Elhennawy, Seif Reda, Christian Finke, Luitgard Graul-Neumann, Paul-Georg Jost-Brinkmann, Theodosia Bartzela
BACKGROUND: Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type VIII is a rare autosomal recessive inherited disorder. Chen et al. recently identified the causative gene and characterized biallelic mutations in the PR domain-containing protein 12 gene, which plays a role in the development of pain-sensing nerve cells. Our patient's family was included in Chen and colleagues' study. We performed a literature review of the PubMed library (January 1985 to December 2016) on hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type I to VIII genetic disorders and their orofacial manifestations...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806794/benefits-and-harms-of-plant-based-cannabis-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Maya E O'Neil, Shannon M Nugent, Benjamin J Morasco, Michele Freeman, Allison Low, Karli Kondo, Bernadette Zakher, Camille Elven, Makalapua Motu'apuaka, Robin Paynter, Devan Kansagara
Background: Cannabis is available from medical dispensaries for treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in many states of the union, yet its efficacy in treating PTSD symptoms remains uncertain. Purpose: To identify ongoing studies and review existing evidence regarding the benefits and harms of plant-based cannabis preparations in treating PTSD in adults. Data Sources: MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library, and other sources from database inception to March 2017...
August 15, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802519/espen-guidelines-on-nutritional-support-for-polymorbid-internal-medicine-patients
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Filomena Gomes, Philipp Schuetz, Lisa Bounoure, Peter Austin, María Ballesteros-Pomar, Tommy Cederholm, Jane Fletcher, Alessandro Laviano, Kristina Norman, Kalliopi-Anna Poulia, Paula Ravasco, Stephane M Schneider, Zeno Stanga, C Elizabeth Weekes, Stephan C Bischoff
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Polymorbidity (also known as multimorbidity) - defined as the co-occurrence of at least two chronic health conditions - is highly prevalent, particularly in the hospitalized population. Nonetheless, clinical guidelines largely address individual diseases and rarely account for polymorbidity. The aim of this project was to develop guidelines on nutritional support for polymorbid patients hospitalized in medical wards. METHODS: The methodology used for the development of the current project follows the standard operating procedures for ESPEN guidelines...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798996/operative-results-and-oncologic-outcomes-of-associating-liver-partition-and-portal-vein-ligation-for-staged-hepatectomy-alpps-versus-two-stage-hepatectomy-tsh-in-patients-with-unresectable-colorectal-liver-metastases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Dimitrios Moris, Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly, Ioannis D Kostakis, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Eliza W Beal, Alexandros Papalampros, Dimitrios Dimitroulis, Evangelos Felekouras, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: Associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) has recently emerged as a treatment choice for patients with colorectal liver metastases (CLM) and inadequate future liver remnant (FLR). The aim of this study was to define the results of ALPPS compared with two-stage hepatectomy (TSH) for patients with CLM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A meta-analysis was conducted in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analysis guidelines...
August 10, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797618/risk-factors-for-falls-in-community-stroke-survivors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Tianma Xu, Lindy Clemson, Kate O'Loughlin, Natasha A Lannin, Catherine Dean, Gerald Koh
OBJECTIVE: To identify the risk factors for falls in community stroke survivors. DATA SOURCES: A comprehensive search for articles indexed on MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsychINFO, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science databases was conducted. STUDY SELECTION: Prospective studies investigating fall risk factors in community stroke survivors were included. Reviewers in pair independently screened the articles and determined inclusion through consensus...
August 7, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797053/the-epidemiology-of-medically-attended-respiratory-syncytial-virus-in-older-adults-in-the-united-states-a-systematic-review
#10
Ann D Colosia, Jin Yang, Eric Hillson, Josephine Mauskopf, Catherine Copley-Merriman, Vivek Shinde, Jeffrey Stoddard
OBJECTIVE: This review was undertaken to assess the historical evidence of the disease incidence and burden of laboratory-confirmed respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in medically attended older adults. DESIGN: A qualitative systematic literature review was performed; no statistical synthesis of the data was planned, in anticipation of expected heterogeneity across studies in this population. METHODS: A literature search of PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library was conducted for studies of medically attended RSV in older adults (≥ 50 years) published in the last 15 years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796850/the-economic-impact-of-adult-hearing-loss-a-systematic-review
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Matthew G Huddle, Adele M Goman, Faradia C Kernizan, Danielle M Foley, Carrie Price, Kevin D Frick, Frank R Lin
Importance: Hearing impairment (HI) is highly prevalent in older adults and has been associated with adverse health outcomes. However, the overall economic impact of HI is not well described. Objective: The goal of this review was to summarize available data on all relevant costs associated with HI among adults. Evidence Review: A literature search of PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, CINAHL, and Scopus was conducted in August 2015. For this systematic review, data extraction and quality assessment were performed by 2 independent reviewers...
August 10, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796045/with-a-little-help-from-a-computer-discriminating-between-bacterial-and-viral-meningitis-based-on-dominance-based-rough-set-approach-analysis
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Ewelina Gowin, Danuta Januszkiewicz-Lewandowska, Roman Słowiński, Jerzy Błaszczyński, Michał Michalak, Jacek Wysocki
Differential Diagnosis of bacterial and viral meningitis remains an important clinical problem. A number of methods to assist in the diagnoses of meningitis have been developed, but none of them have been found to have high specificity with 100% sensitivity.We conducted a retrospective analysis of the medical records of 148 children hospitalized in St. Joseph Children's Hospital in Poznań. In this study, we applied for the first time the original methodology of dominance-based rough set approach (DRSA) to diagnostic patterns of meningitis data and represented them by decision rules useful in discriminating between bacterial and viral meningitis...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793120/functional-health-literacy-and-adherence-to-the-medication-in-older-adults-integrative-review
#13
Nidia Farias Fernandes Martins, Daiane Porto Gautério Abreu, Bárbara Tarouco da Silva, Deisa Salyse Dos Reis Cabral Semedo, Marlene Teda Pelzer, Fabiana Souza Ienczak
Objective: to characterize the national and international scientific production on the relationship of Functional Health Literacy and the adherence to the medication in older adults. Method: integrative review of literature, searching the following online databases: Scientific Electronic Library Online (SCIELO); Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature (LILACS); Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE); and Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), in June 2016...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791854/l-carnitine-treatment-of-insulin-resistance-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ying Xu, Wenjie Jiang, Guochang Chen, Wenjiao Zhu, Weiliang Ding, Zhijun Ge, Yongfei Tan, Tieliang Ma, Guoxing Cui
BACKGROUND: L-carnitine has been used for several years as an adjuvant therapy in oxidative stress, blood sugar, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP), anemia, etc. However, the efficacy of L-carnitine treating insulin resistance (IR) remains controversial. Homeostasis model assessment of Insulin Resistance (HOMA-IR) is widely used in the clinical evaluation of patients with IR. OBJECTIVES: A meta-analysis, including randomized controlled trials (RCTs), was performed to assess the effect of L-carnitine on HOMA-IR patients...
March 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777659/baduanjin-exercise-for-insomnia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
Yun-Han Jiang, Cheng Tan, Shuai Yuan
Background Baduanjin exercise is thought to improve sleep quality and relieve insomnia. This study therefore aimed to assess the effects of Baduanjin on the management of insomnia. Methods A systematic literature search was conducted using PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, Clinicaltrials.gov, WANFANG, the Chinese Scientific Journal Database (VIP), Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chinese Biomedical and Medical Database (CBM) and the Chinese Clinical Trial Registry to identify all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and prospective controlled trials on the efficacy of Baduanjin for insomnia...
August 4, 2017: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776479/parenteral-product-error-detection-before-and-after-implementation-of-intravenous-workflow-management-technology
#16
Kelly R Wright, Brian Dekarske, John S Clark, Bruce W Chaffee
Objective To assess the difference in pharmacy error detection rates when using a manual process compared to an intravenous workflow management system for the preparation of parenteral medications. Methods Baseline error data were collected by staff using a standard form over a four-day time period before intravenous workflow management system implementation and compared to 48 weeks of electronically collected data following implementation. The chi-square test was used for statistical comparisons. Results The ability to detect an error during the intravenous preparation process increased immediately following implementation, but this difference was not sustained and was not statistically different when the entire post-implementation time period was compared to the baseline sample...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774374/effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-serum-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-testing-and-monitoring-in-patients-with-heart-failure-in-primary-and-secondary-care-an-evidence-synthesis-cohort-study-and-cost-effectiveness-model
#17
Maria Pufulete, Rachel Maishman, Lucy Dabner, Syed Mohiuddin, William Hollingworth, Chris A Rogers, Julian Higgins, Mark Dayer, John Macleod, Sarah Purdy, Theresa McDonagh, Angus Nightingale, Rachael Williams, Barnaby C Reeves
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) affects around 500,000 people in the UK. HF medications are frequently underprescribed and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)-guided therapy may help to optimise treatment. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of BNP-guided therapy compared with symptom-guided therapy in HF patients. DESIGN: Systematic review, cohort study and cost-effectiveness model. SETTING: A literature review and usual care in the NHS...
August 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771738/macrolide-associated-sensorineural-hearing-loss-a-systemic-review
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REVIEW
Allison K Ikeda, Anthony A Prince, Jenny X Chen, Judith E C Lieu, Jennifer J Shin
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the potential association of macrolide antibiotics with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and which agents and dosage may be related. To evaluate whether an optimal treatment exists for reversing SNHL that occurs after macrolide therapy. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review of the literature. METHODS: Computerized (PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library) and manual searches were performed to identify human studies of all ages (patients) who received macrolides (intervention, with or without control) and documented SNHL (outcome)...
August 3, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770892/human-epidermal-growth-factor-her-2-in-gastric-and-colorectal-adenocarcinoma
#19
Asma Shabbir, Muhammad Asif Qureshi, Talat Mirza, Abdullah Bin Khalid
Gastrointestinal (GIT) malignancies are a substantial health concern. Most patients present to the clinics with advanced and un-resectable diseases, so it remains difficult to cure with the existing chemotherapeutic regimes. It is therefore extremely important to devise novel therapeutic targets in these neoplasms in order to improve patient's survival. One such target is human epidermal growth factor, also known as Her-2. Although Her-2 expression and the use of a-Her-2 medications in breast cancers is well established, but its expression and potential use as a therapeutic target in gastrointestinal malignancies remains controversial and heavily debated...
July 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770324/impact-of-metformin-on-cardiovascular-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-trials-among-people-with-type-2-diabetes
#20
REVIEW
Simon J Griffin, James K Leaver, Greg J Irving
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Metformin is the most-prescribed oral medication to lower blood glucose worldwide. Yet previous systematic reviews have raised doubts about its effectiveness in reducing risk of cardiovascular disease, the most costly complication of type 2 diabetes. We aimed to systematically identify and pool randomised trials reporting cardiovascular outcomes in which the effect of metformin was 'isolated' through comparison to diet, lifestyle or placebo. METHODS: We performed an electronic literature search of MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library...
August 2, 2017: Diabetologia
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