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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878331/fluoroscopy-versus-ultrasound-for-image-guidance-during-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Qiang Liu, Liang Zhou, Xiang Cai, Tao Jin, Kunjie Wang
This meta-analysis aims to compare the safety and efficacy of fluoroscopy versus ultrasound guidance during the access to the renal collecting system. A systematic literature review was performed in September 2016. Outcomes were explored using review manager v5.0. 18 studies with 2919 patients were included in the final analysis. There was no significant difference in stone-free rate (RR: 1.0; 95% CI, 0.98 to 1.05; p = 0.41), operation time (MD: 1.75; 95% CI, -9.15 to 12.65; p = 0.75), hospital stay (MD: -1...
November 22, 2016: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872105/multiethnic-exome-wide-association-study-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis
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Pradeep Natarajan, Joshua C Bis, Lawrence F Bielak, Amanda J Cox, Marcus Dörr, Mary F Feitosa, Nora Franceschini, Xiuqing Guo, Shih-Jen Hwang, Aaron Isaacs, Min A Jhun, Maryam Kavousi, Ruifang Li-Gao, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Riccardo E Marioni, Ulf Schminke, Nathan O Stitziel, Hayato Tada, Jessica van Setten, Albert V Smith, Dina Vojinovic, Lisa R Yanek, Jie Yao, Laura M Yerges-Armstrong, Najaf Amin, Usman Baber, Ingrid B Borecki, J Jeffrey Carr, Yii-Der Ida Chen, L Adrienne Cupples, Pim A de Jong, Harry de Koning, Bob D de Vos, Ayse Demirkan, Valentin Fuster, Oscar H Franco, Mark O Goodarzi, Tamara B Harris, Susan R Heckbert, Gerardo Heiss, Udo Hoffmann, Albert Hofman, Ivana Išgum, J Wouter Jukema, Mika Kähönen, Sharon L R Kardia, Brian G Kral, Lenore J Launer, Joseph Massaro, Roxana Mehran, Braxton D Mitchell, Thomas H Mosley, Renée de Mutsert, Anne B Newman, Khanh-Dung Nguyen, Kari E North, Jeffrey R O'Connell, Matthijs Oudkerk, James S Pankow, Gina M Peloso, Wendy Post, Michael A Province, Laura M Raffield, Olli T Raitakari, Dermot F Reilly, Fernando Rivadeneira, Frits Rosendaal, Samantha Sartori, Kent D Taylor, Alexander Teumer, Stella Trompet, Stephen T Turner, André G Uitterlinden, Dhananjay Vaidya, Aad van der Lugt, Uwe Völker, Joanna M Wardlaw, Christina L Wassel, Stefan Weiss, Mary K Wojczynski, Diane M Becker, Lewis C Becker, Eric Boerwinkle, Donald W Bowden, Ian J Deary, Abbas Dehghan, Stephan B Felix, Vilmundur Gudnason, Terho Lehtimäki, Rasika Mathias, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Bruce M Psaty, Daniel J Rader, Jerome I Rotter, James G Wilson, Cornelia M van Duijn, Henry Völzke, Sekar Kathiresan, Patricia A Peyser, Christopher J O'Donnell
BACKGROUND: -The burden of subclinical atherosclerosis in asymptomatic individuals is heritable and associated with elevated risk of developing clinical coronary heart disease (CHD). We sought to identify genetic variants in protein-coding regions associated with subclinical atherosclerosis and the risk of subsequent CHD. METHODS AND RESULTS: -We studied a total of 25,109 European ancestry and African-American participants with coronary artery calcification (CAC) measured by cardiac computed tomography and 52,869 with common carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) measured by ultrasonography within the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Consortium...
November 21, 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867558/effectiveness-of-lung-ultrasonography-for-diagnosis-of-pneumonia-in-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yang Xia, Yinghua Ying, Shaobin Wang, Wen Li, Huahao Shen
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is usually presented as a forgotten killer, and an early diagnosis could largely improve the prognostic outcomes. Lung ultrasound (LUS) has been universally applied in evaluating multiple pulmonary diseases including pneumonia. However, the diagnosis accuracy of LUS for pneumonia in adults is still uncertain. Hence, we performed a systematic review of the current literature to assess the diagnosis accuracy of LUS for pneumonia in adults. METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE were searched for clinical trials that assessed the detection accuracy of LUS for pneumonia in adult patients...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850670/1032-role-of-ultrasonography-in-diagnosing-pneumothorax-meta-analysis-of-current-evidence
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Amina Saqib, Bhavi Pandya, Faraz Siddiqui, Michel Chalhoub
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847537/the-effectiveness-of-intrapartum-%C3%A2-ultrasonography-in-assessing-cervical-dilatation-head-station-and-position-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Yaw Amo Wiafe, Bill Whitehead, Heather Venables, Emmanuel Kweku Nakua
The objective of this review was to assess the effectiveness of intrapartum ultrasonography in measuring cervical dilatation, head station and position. Electronic literature searches were carried out of MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Web of Knowledge, plus manual reference list checks of all relevant articles. All published prospective studies comparing intrapartum ultrasonography with digital VE in the determination of cervical dilatation, head station and position were then evaluated for the success rate and level of agreement between ultrasonography and digital VE...
November 2016: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846646/the-variable-emergence-of-the-infrapatellar-branch-of-the-saphenous-nerve
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Brandon Michael Henry, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski, Przemysław A Pękala, Piravin Kumar Ramakrishnan, Dominik Taterra, Karolina Saganiak, Ewa Mizia, Jerzy A Walocha
The infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve (IPBSN) is a cutaneous nerve of the lower limb, which arises distal to the adductor canal. High variability in the emergence, course, branching, termination, and morphometrics of the IPBSN poses an increased risk of injury to the nerve during surgical interventions on the anteromedial aspect of the knee. The aim of this study was to describe the anatomical characteristics of the IPBSN. This study utilized cadaveric (n = 100) and ultrasonography (n = 30) assessments, and meta-analysis...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832653/conventional-doppler-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-in-differential-diagnosis-of-ovarian-masses
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Zongyu Liu, Fan Yang, Yong Zhang, Huimei Yu, He Zhu, Ruiqi Yang, Limei Fan
BACKGROUND: Differential diagnosis of ovarian masses can influence both treatment selection and prognosis of ovarian tumor patients. A comprehensive review was performed with respect to the diagnostic value of conventional ultrasonography, Doppler ultrasonography and contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) in differentiating benign from malignant ovarian masses. METHODS: Databases were searched for relevant articles. Retrieved studies were screened according to the inclusion criteria...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734952/the-accuracies-of-diagnosing-pancreas-divisum-by-magnetic-resonance-cholangiopancreatography-and-endoscopic-ultrasound-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zhe Shen, Stefan Munker, Boyan Zhou, Lin Li, Chaohui Yu, Youming Li
Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), MRCP after secretin stimulation (S-MRCP) and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) are all selected to diagnose pancreas divisum. However, the accuracies of three diagnosis remain unclear. The aim is to address the diagnostic accuracies of MRCP, S-MRCP and EUS on pancreas divisum. We searched PubMed, MEDLINE and EMBASE databases from inception to January, 2015. Of the 536 citations retrieved, 16 studies were included. For MRCP diagnosis on pancreas divisum, the area under the hierarchical summary receiver-operating characteristic (HSROC) curve was 0...
October 13, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707850/the-accuracy-of-imaging-techniques-in-the-assessment-of-periprosthetic-hip-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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S J Verberne, P G Raijmakers, O P P Temmerman
BACKGROUND: Various imaging techniques are used for excluding or confirming periprosthetic hip infection, but there is no consensus regarding the most accurate technique. The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy of current imaging modalities in diagnosing periprosthetic hip infection. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature was conducted with a comprehensive search of MEDLINE and Embase to identify clinical studies in which periprosthetic hip infection was investigated with different imaging modalities...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622402/meta-analysis-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-for-the-detection-of-gallbladder-carcinoma
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Wei Wang, Yang Fei, Feng Wang
AIM: To systematically evaluate the accuracy of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) for the detection of gallbladder carcinoma. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Relevant studies were identified searching PubMed, Embase, Elsevier, the CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure) database and the Cochrane Trial Register searches until August 2015. Patient clinical characteristics, sensitivity and specificity were extracted. The summary receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was used to examine the accuracy of CEUS...
September 2016: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621871/accuracy-of-ultrasound-for-the-diagnosis-of-cervical-lymph-node-metastasis-in-esophageal-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xue-Feng Leng, Yi Zhu, Ge-Ping Wang, Jian Jin, Lei Xian, Yu-Hong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Esophageal cancer is considered a serious malignancy with respect to its prognosis and mortality rate. Cervical lymph node status is one of the keys to determining prognosis and treatment methods. However, published data vary regarding the accuracy of ultrasound in the diagnosis of cervical lymph node metastasis. We performed a meta-analysis to assess the efficacy of ultrasound for detecting cervical lymph node metastasis in patients with esophageal cancer. METHODS: The PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases were searched to identify studies related to cervical lymph node metastasis, and 22 studies comprising 3,513 patients met our inclusion criteria...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27602248/efficacy-and-safety-of-botulinum-toxin-in-treatment-of-anismus-a-systematic-review
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Sameh Hany Emile, Hossam Ayman Elfeki, Hosam Ghazy Elbanna, Mohamed Youssef, Waleed Thabet, Tito M Abd El-Hamed, Basem Said, Ahmed Lotfy
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) in the management of patients with anismus. METHODS: An organized search of published literature was conducted using electronic databases including: PubMed/MEDLINE, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, also an internet-based search using "Google Scholar" service was conducted. Both comparative and observational studies were included. We excluded irrelevant articles, editorials, case reports, reviews, and meta-analyses...
August 6, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27580856/endoscopic-ultrasonography-with-fine-needle-aspiration-for-histological-diagnosis-of-solid-pancreatic-masses-a-meta-analysis-of-diagnostic-accuracy-studies
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Omar Banafea, Fabian Pius Mghanga, Jinfang Zhao, Ruifeng Zhao, Liangru Zhu
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that endoscopic ultrasound-fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is a reliable tool for diagnosing pancreatic lesions; however, the reported sensitivity and specificity vary greatly across studies. The aim of this study was to pool the existing literature and assess the overall performance of EUS-FNA in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic lesions. METHODS: A systematic search of MEDLINE, Cochrane Database for Systematic Reviews, and EMBASE was performed to identify original and review articles published between January 1995 and January 2014 that reported the accuracy of EUS-FNA in the diagnosis of pancreatic masses...
August 31, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27557621/ultrasonography-of-inferior-vena-cava-to-determine-central-venous-pressure-a-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression
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Mostafa Alavi-Moghaddam, Ali Kabir, Majid Shojaee, Mohammad Manouchehrifar, Mehrdad Moghimi
BACKGROUND: Until now, no valid alternative exists for predicting central venous pressure (CVP) with lower invasiveness than central venous catheter. PURPOSE: To explore inferior vena cava diameter (IVCD) measurement accuracy by ultrasonography as a surrogate variable for determination of central venous pressure (CVP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis of all published studies in PubMed, Scopus, Web of Knowledge, and Google Scholar were conducted from inception to July 2013...
August 24, 2016: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27549352/deep-vein-thrombosis-in-arthroscopic-surgery-and-chemoprophylaxis-recommendation-in-an-asian-population
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Kuei Siong Andy Yeo, Wen Siang Kevin Lim, Yee Han Dave Lee
INTRODUCTION: There are currently no guidelines supporting the use of routine chemoprophylaxis to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in arthroscopic surgery. Studies and meta-analysis show opposing views on its routine use in arthroscopy. This study aimed to examine the incidence of DVT in a prospective cohort of knee arthroscopy and knee arthroplasty patients, and to analyse the risk factors contributing to DVT. METHODS: All patients scheduled to undergo knee arthroscopy or arthroplasty over a two-year period were included...
August 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27538445/diagnostic-accuracy-of-hepatic-vein-arrival-time-performed-with-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-for-cirrhosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Gaeun Kim, Kwang Yong Shim, Soon Koo Baik
Background/Aims: We identified reports in the literature regarding the diagnostic accuracy of hepatic vein arrival time (HVAT) measured by contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) to assess hepatic fibrosis in cirrhosis. Methods: The Ovid MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane databases were searched for all studies published up to 23 July 2015 that evaluated liver status using CEUS and liver biopsy (LB). The QUADAS-II (quality assessment of diagnostic accuracy studies-II) was applied to assess the internal validity of the diagnostic studies...
August 19, 2016: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27495028/small-intestine-contrast-ultrasonography-for-the-detection-and-assessment-of-crohn-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Chenjing Zhu, Xuelei Ma, Luqi Xue, Jing Xu, Qingfang Li, Yun Wang, Jing Zhang
BACKGROUND: Crohn disease (CD) is a chronic relapsing disease. Imaging modalities are essential for the diagnosis and assessment of CD. Small intestine contrast ultrasonography (SICUS) is a well-tolerated, noninvasive and radiation-free modality and has shown potential in CD assessment. We aimed at evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of SICUS in the detection and assessment of small-bowel lesions and complications in CD. METHODS: We searched PubMed database for relevant studies published before April 24, 2016...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27451091/similar-risk-of-cardiopulmonary-adverse-events-between-propofol-and-traditional-anesthesia-for-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Vaibhav Wadhwa, Danny Issa, Sushil Garg, Rocio Lopez, Madhusudhan R Sanaka, John J Vargo
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Even though propofol use for gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures has increased over the past decade, there is a perception that it causes a higher rate of cardiopulmonary adverse events. The aim of this study was to compare the sedation-related adverse events associated with use of propofol vs nonpropofol agents for endoscopic procedures. We also wanted to determine the influence of duration or complexity of the procedures and endoscopist-directed (gastroenterologist) vs non-gastroenterologist-directed sedation on the outcomes...
July 21, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27372391/cancer-risk-in-beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-outlining-a-novel-epi-genotype-specific-histotype-targeted-screening-protocol
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Alessandro Mussa, Cristina Molinatto, Giuseppina Baldassarre, Evelise Riberi, Silvia Russo, Lidia Larizza, Andrea Riccio, Giovanni Battista Ferrero
OBJECTIVE: To compare tumor risk in the 4 Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) molecular subgroups: Imprinting Control Region 1 Gain of Methylation (ICR1-GoM), Imprinting Control Region 2 Loss of Methylation (ICR2-LoM), Chromosome 11p15 Paternal Uniparental Disomy (UPD), and Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor 1C gene (CDKN1C) mutation. STUDY DESIGN: Studies on BWS and tumor development published between 2000 and 2015 providing (epi)genotype-cancer correlations with histotype data were reviewed and meta-analysed with cancer histotypes as measured outcome and (epi)genotype as exposure...
September 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27362723/-diverticular-disease-towards-2020-an-evidence-based-approach
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Maurizio Koch, Virginia Festa, Francesca Chiesara, Alessandra Moretti, Marco Bianchi, Angelo Dezi
Diverticular disease (DD) of the colon has an increasing burden on health service resources, in terms of hospital admissions, mortality and surgery rate. We present an overview of the clinical history of DD, and of the ways that gastroenterologists have to modify it. Prevalence of the disease increases with aging. Most of diverticulosis are occasionally identified on colonscopy, and most of them remain asymptomatic for all life. Only 4% of these subjects develop diverticulitis. However, 4-25% of these patients are expected to present a second episode of diverticulitis, and 15% of them develop complications...
June 2016: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
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