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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782201/positional-and-dimensional-temporomandibular-joint-changes-after-correction-of-posterior-crossbite-in-growing-patients-a-systematic-review
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Mohamed T Ellabban, Ahmed I Abdul-Aziz, Mona M Salah Fayed, Mai H AboulFotouh, Ehab S Elkattan, Mushira M Dahaba
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the positional and dimensional temporomandibular joint (TMJ) changes after correction of posterior crossbite in growing patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic unrestricted search was done in six databases until June 27, 2017. A manual search in the reference lists of the included studies and gray literature was also performed. The eligibility criteria included randomized controlled trials and prospective nonrandomized controlled clinical trials and a sample of growing subjects with posterior crossbite that required maxillary expansion...
May 22, 2018: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761361/ultrasonography-in-diagnosing-clinically-occult-groin-hernia-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Robert M Kwee, Thomas C Kwee
OBJECTIVES: To provide an updated systematic review on the performance of ultrasonography (US) in diagnosing clinically occult groin hernia. METHODS: A systematic search was performed in MEDLINE and Embase. Methodological quality of included studies was assessed. Accuracy data of US in detecting clinically occult groin hernia were extracted. Positive predictive value (PPV) was pooled with a random effects model. For studies investigating the performance of US in hernia type classification (inguinal vs femoral), correctly classified proportion was assessed...
May 14, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723846/diagnostic-value-of-nineteen-different-imaging-methods-for-patients-with-breast-cancer-a-network-meta-analysis
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Xiao-Hong Zhang, Can Xiao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We performed a network meta-analysis (NMA) to investigate and compare the diagnostic value of 19 different imaging methods used for breast cancer (BC). METHODS: Cochrane Library, PubMed and EMBASE were searched to collect the relevant literature from the inception of the study until November 2016. A combination of direct and indirect comparisons was performed using an NMA to evaluate the combined odd ratios (OR) and draw the surface under the cumulative ranking curves (SUCRA) of the diagnostic value of different imaging methods for BC...
April 28, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688470/diagnostic-accuracy-of-ultrasonography-in-the-detection-of-postsurgical-recurrence-in-crohn-s-disease-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Antonio Rispo, Nicola Imperatore, Anna Testa, Olga Maria Nardone, Gaetano Luglio, Nicola Caporaso, Fabiana Castiglione
Background and aims: The postoperative course of Crohn's disease (CD) is best predicted by ileocolonoscopy. Ultrasonography (US) has been proposed as indicator for postsurgical recurrence (PSR), but further confirmation is needed. We performed a systemic review with meta-analysis to assess the pooled diagnostic accuracy of US in the evaluation of PSR. Methods: The systematic review was performed in PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, SCOPUS, and Cochrane databases to identify studies assessing the US accuracy in PSR diagnosis...
April 23, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672463/limited-additional-value-of-cervical-ultrasonography-over-a-negative-18f-fdg-pet-ct-for-diagnosing-cervical-lymph-node-metastases-in-patients-with-esophageal-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lucas Goense, Jihane Meziani, Peter S N van Rossum, Frank J Wessels, Gert J Meijer, Marnix G E H Lam, Richard van Hillegersberg, Jelle P Ruurda
OBJECTIVE: To assess the additional value of cervical ultrasonography as supplement to a negative fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/computed tomography (CT) for detecting cervical lymph node metastases during the initial staging of patients with esophageal cancer. METHODS: PubMed/Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane library were systematically searched. The analysis included diagnostic studies describing the accuracy of cervical ultrasonography and integrated F-FDG PET/CT or standalone F-FDG PET and CT for detecting cervical lymph node metastases in patients with esophageal cancer...
April 18, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667463/performance-of-protein-induced-by-vitamin-k-absence-or-antagonist-ii-assessed-by-chemiluminescence-enzyme-immunoassay-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-detection-a-meta-analysis
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Gian Paolo Caviglia, Davide Giuseppe Ribaldone, Maria Lorena Abate, Alessia Ciancio, Rinaldo Pellicano, Antonina Smedile, Giorgio Maria Saracco
OBJECTIVES: In the setting of surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) detection, the use of serum biomarkers in addition to ultrasonography (US) is still a matter of debate. Hence, we performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of protein induced by vitamin K absence or antagonist-II (PIVKA-II) and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) alone or in combination for HCC detection in patients at risk of tumor development. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a systematic search in PubMed and Scopus database for original articles published in English from 2011 to 2017, investigating the accuracy of PIVKA-II alone or in combination with AFP (reported as area under the curve [AUC]) for HCC detection among patients at risk of tumor development...
April 18, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534732/bedside-ultrasound-to-detect-central-venous-catheter-misplacement-and-associated-iatrogenic-complications-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jasper M Smit, Reinder Raadsen, Michiel J Blans, Manfred Petjak, Peter M Van de Ven, Pieter R Tuinman
BACKGROUND: Insertion of a central venous catheter (CVC) is common practice in critical care medicine. Complications arising from CVC placement are mostly due to a pneumothorax or malposition. Correct position is currently confirmed by chest x-ray, while ultrasonography might be a more suitable option. We performed a meta-analysis of the available studies with the primary aim of synthesizing information regarding detection of CVC-related complications and misplacement using ultrasound (US)...
March 13, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494750/pulse-oximetry-screening-for-critical-congenital-heart-defects
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Maria N Plana, Javier Zamora, Gautham Suresh, Luis Fernandez-Pineda, Shakila Thangaratinam, Andrew K Ewer
BACKGROUND: Health outcomes are improved when newborn babies with critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs) are detected before acute cardiovascular collapse. The main screening tests used to identify these babies include prenatal ultrasonography and postnatal clinical examination; however, even though both of these methods are available, a significant proportion of babies are still missed. Routine pulse oximetry has been reported as an additional screening test that can potentially improve detection of CCHD...
March 1, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466145/the-role-of-ultrasonography-in-the-diagnosis-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jianhong Wang, Huaiyu Wu, Fajin Dong, Binbin Li, Zhanghong Wei, Quanzhou Peng, Duo Dong, Min Li, Jinfeng Xu
To evaluate the value of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of anterior cruciate ligament injury (ACL injury) by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis. A literature search was carried out in the Cochrane Library, Embase, Pubmed databases and included studies prior to April 2017. Based on inclusion and exclusion criteria, studies evaluating ultrasound to diagnose ACL injury were selected. MRI, arthroscopy and clinical-follow were considered the reference standards. The diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound was assessed using a combination of sensitivity, specificity, likelihood ratio (LR), post-test probability, diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) and by summarizing the area under the receiver operating characteristic (SROC) curve...
February 21, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455373/diagnostic-value-of-ultrasonography-for-the-detection-of-disc-displacements-in-the-temporomandibular-joint-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Naichuan Su, Arjen J van Wijk, Corine M Visscher, Frank Lobbezoo, Geert J M G van der Heijden
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to assess the added diagnostic value of ultrasonography (US) for establishing the presence or absence of disc displacements (DDs) in temporomandibular joints (TMJs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pubmed and EMBASE were searched electronically to identify diagnostic accuracy studies that assessed the diagnostic value of US for the diagnosis of DD, using Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the reference standard. Meta-analyses were performed with Metadisc 1...
February 17, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442407/prediction-and-prevention-of-pre-eclampsia-in-asian-subpopulation
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Tuangsit Wataganara, Jarunee Leetheeragul, Suchittra Pongprasobchai, Anuwat Sutantawibul, Chayawat Phatihattakorn, Surasak Angsuwathana
The benefit of the early administration of aspirin to reduce preterm pre-eclampsia among screened positive European women from multivariate algorithmic approach (ASPRE trial) has opened an intense debate on the feasibility of universal screening. This review aims to assess the new perspectives in the combined screening of pre-eclampsia in the first trimester of pregnancy and the chances for prevention using low-dose aspirin with special emphasis on the particularities of the Asian population. PubMed, CENTRAL and Embase databases were searched from inception until 15 November 2017 using combinations of the search terms: preeclampsia, Asian, prenatal screening, early prediction, ultrasonography, pregnancy, biomarker, mean arterial pressure, soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1, placental growth factor, pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A and pulsatility index...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433802/chest-ultrasonography-for-the-emergency-diagnosis-of-traumatic-pneumothorax-and-haemothorax-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Leonardo Jönck Staub, Roberta Rodolfo Mazzali Biscaro, Erikson Kaszubowski, Rosemeri Maurici
OBJECTIVE: To assess the accuracy of the chest ultrasonography for the emergency diagnosis of traumatic pneumothorax and haemothorax in adults. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus, Web of Science and LILACS (up to 2016) were systematically searched for prospective studies on the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasonography for pneumothorax and haemothorax in adult trauma patients. The references of other systematic reviews and the included studies were checked for further articles...
March 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420457/ultrasonography-in-the-diagnosis-of-temporomandibular-disorders-a-meta-analysis
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Tomasz Klatkiewicz, Krzysztof Gawriołek, Małgorzata Pobudek Radzikowska, Agata Czajka-Jakubowska
BACKGROUND The increased prevalence of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) requires searching for new, easily accessible diagnostic methods. In addition to routine clinical examination, various methods of imaging temporomandibular joints are available, such as magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography scans, or scintigraphy. Ultrasound imaging, due to short examination time, low cost, and non-invasiveness, should be recommended as a routine diagnostic procedure. The aim of the study was to investigate whether ultrasound imaging can be used in the diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorders...
February 8, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380404/contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-versus-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-for-assessment-of-residual-tumor-from-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-transarterial-chemoembolization-a-meta-analysis
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Junlin Zhong, Zhongzhen Su, Yanling Zhang, Hui Zhang, Peijie Lin, Xixiang Tang, Rongqin Zheng
OBJECTIVES: This study reviewed the literature to directly evaluate the diagnostic performance of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) versus contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) for assessing residual tumors of hepatocellular carcinoma treated with transarterial chemoembolization. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure were searched through April 30, 2017. The pooled sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, positive likelihood ratio, negative likelihood ratio, diagnostic odds ratio, and summary receiver operating characteristic curve were calculated and compared to examine the diagnostic performance of CEUS versus CECT...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362123/intraoral-ultrasonography-to-measure-tumor-thickness-of-oral-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Thomas J W Klein Nulent, Rob Noorlag, Ellen M Van Cann, Frank A Pameijer, Stefan M Willems, Adrian Yesuratnam, Antoine J W P Rosenberg, Remco de Bree, Robert J J van Es
Early oral cancer is preferably treated by surgery. Its complete removal is essential for locoregional control and disease-free survival. Inadequate resection margins require adjuvant therapy such as re-resection or (chemo)radiation, that causes extra morbidity and oral discomfort. Intraoral ultrasonography (US) is reported to be of value in determining tumor thickness. Intraoperative visualization of the tumor may facilitate the resection and ensure adequate surgical margins. Furthermore, accurate prediction of tumor thickness could help determine the treatment strategy of the clinically node-negative neck, as thickness and depth of invasion are predictors of cervical metastasis as well as prognosticators of survival...
February 2018: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335899/the-ultrasonographic-whirlpool-sign-in-testicular-torsion-valuable-tool-or-waste-of-valuable-time-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jared McDowall, Ahmed Adam, Louis Gerber, Callistus O A Enyuma, Sunday J Aigbodion, Sean Buchanan, Abdullah E Laher
PURPOSE: A positive whirlpool sign (WS) is defined as the presence of a spiral-like pattern when the spermatic cord is assessed during ultrasonography (US), using standard, high-resolution ultrasonography (HRUS) and/or color Doppler sonography (CDS), in the presence of testicular torsion. The objective of this review was to assess the validity and accuracy of this sign by performing a comprehensive systematic literature review and meta-analysis. METHODS: In accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, a comprehensive literature search was performed (August, 2017), using the following databases: BMJ Best Practice, Cochrane Library, Embase, PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science...
January 15, 2018: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334674/relationship-between-jumping-abilities-and-skeletal-muscle-architecture-of-lower-limbs-in-humans-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
J D Ruiz-Cárdenas, J J Rodríguez-Juan, J Ríos-Díaz
The aim of this study was to examine the influence of skeletal muscle architecture (SMA) features measured by 2-D ultrasonography on jumping performance in humans. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted, registry number: CRD42016043602. The scientific literature was systematically searched in eight databases, last run on March 14th, 2017. Cross-sectional studies focused on the association between SMA features and vertical jumping performance were selected. A random-effects model was used to analyze the influence of lower-limb SMA and maximal jump height...
April 2018: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281866/comparative-diagnostic-performance-of-ultrasonography-and-99mtc-sestamibi-scintigraphy-for-parathyroid-adenoma-in-primary-hyperparathyroidism-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Reza Nafisi Moghadam, Amir Pasha Amlelshahbaz, Nasim Namiranian, Mohammad Sobhan-Ardekani, Mahmood Emami-Meybodi, Ali Dehghan, Masoud Rahmanian, Seid Kazem Razavi-Ratki
Objective: Ultrasonography (US) and parathyroid scintigraphy (PS) with 99mTc-MIBI are common methods for preoperative localization of parathyroid adenomas but there discrepancies exist with regard to diagnostic accuracy. The aim of the study was to compare PS and US for localization of parathyroid adenoma with a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature. Methods: Pub Med, Scopus (EMbase), Web of Science and the reference lists of all included studies were searched up to 1st January 2016. The search strategy was according PICO characteristics...
December 28, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276039/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-osteochondritis-dissecans-of-the-humeral-capitellum
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Masahiro Maruyama, Masatoshi Takahara, Hiroshi Satake
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the humeral capitellum is a critical elbow injury in adolescent overhead throwing athletes. However, its etiology remains unknown. Medical examinations using ultrasonography found that the prevalence of capitellar OCD among adolescent baseball players was approximately from 1% to 3%. A plain anteroposterior radiograph with the elbow in 45° of flexion is essential for the diagnosis of an OCD lesion. The stability of OCD lesions is evaluated on plain radiographs, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137912/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-increases-risk-of-incident-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Alessandro Mantovani, Gianluigi Zaza, Christopher D Byrne, Amedeo Lonardo, Giacomo Zoppini, Enzo Bonora, Giovanni Targher
BACKGROUND: Recent studies examined the prognostic impact of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) on the risk of incident chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, the extent to which NAFLD may confer risk of incident CKD is uncertain. We performed a meta-analysis of relevant studies to quantify the magnitude of the association between NAFLD and risk of incident CKD. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science from January 1, 2000 to August 31, 2017 using pre-defined keywords to identify large observational cohort studies with a follow-up duration of at least 1year, in which NAFLD was diagnosed by biochemistry, fatty liver index or ultrasonography...
February 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
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