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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817421/association-of-stop-bang-questionnaire-as-a-screening-tool-for-sleep-apnea-and-postoperative-complications-a-systematic-review-and-bayesian-meta-analysis-of-prospective-and-retrospective-cohort-studies
#1
Mahesh Nagappa, Jayadeep Patra, Jean Wong, Yamini Subramani, Mandeep Singh, George Ho, David T Wong, Frances Chung
BACKGROUND: The risk of postoperative complications increases with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The high-risk OSA (HR-OSA) patients can be easily identified using the STOP-Bang screening tool. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to determine the association of postoperative complications in patients screened as HR-OSA versus low-risk OSA (LR-OSA). METHODS: The following data bases were searched from January 1, 2008, to October 31, 2016, to identify the eligible articles: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, PubMed, Cochrane Databases of Systematic Reviews, Medline-in-Process & other nonindexed citations, Google Scholar, Embase, Web of Sciences and Scopus...
August 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812180/effect-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-on-glucose-metabolism-in-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Bingqian Zhu, Chao Ma, Jindarat Chaiard, Changgui Shi
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has many serious consequences, and one of these may be the exacerbation of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Reports on the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on glucose metabolism in people with T2DM and OSA are conflicting. Therefore, the purpose of this review was to examine the effect of CPAP treatment on glucose metabolism by synthesizing findings from randomized controlled trials. The PRISMA review protocol was developed and registered in PROSPERO. A systematic search of PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, Web of Science, PsycInfo, and Cochrane was conducted from inception to March 2017...
August 15, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799015/risk-factors-of-pain-in-breast-cancer-survivors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Laurence Leysen, David Beckwée, Jo Nijs, Roselien Pas, Thomas Bilterys, Sofie Vermeir, Nele Adriaenssens
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer remains the number 1 lethal malignancy in women. With rising incidence and decreased mortality, the number of breast cancer survivors has increased. Consequently, sequelae, such as pain, are becoming more important. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for the development of pain in breast cancer survivors. METHODS: PubMed and Web of Science were systematically screened for studies encompassing risk factors for the development of pain in breast cancer survivors...
August 10, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797402/the-identification-of-calcified-coronary-plaque-is-associated-with-initiation-and-continuation-of-pharmacological-and-lifestyle-preventive-therapies-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ankur Gupta, Emily Lau, Ravi Varshney, Edward A Hulten, Michael Cheezum, Marcio S Bittencourt, Michael J Blaha, Nathan D Wong, Roger S Blumenthal, Matthew J Budoff, Craig A Umscheid, Khurram Nasir, Ron Blankstein
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the odds of initiation or continuation of pharmacological and lifestyle preventive therapies in patients with nonzero versus zero coronary artery calcium (CAC) score detected on cardiac computed tomography. BACKGROUND: Detection of calcified coronary plaque could serve as a motivational tool for physicians and patients to intensify preventive therapies. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE (Excerpta Medica database), Web of Science, Cochrane CENTRAL (Cochrane central register of controlled trials), ClinicalTrials...
August 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796727/a-novel-derivation-predicting-survival-after-primary-tumor-resection-in-stage-iv-colorectal-cancer-validation-of-a-prognostic-scoring-model-and-an-online-calculator-to-provide-individualized-survival-estimation
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Winson Jianhong Tan, Sreemanee Raaj Dorajoo, Madeline Yen Min Chee, Wah Siew Tan, Fung Joon Foo, Choong Leong Tang, Min Hoe Chew
BACKGROUND: A prognostic scoring model has been devised previously to predict survival following primary tumor resection in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer and unresectable metastases. This has yet to be validated. OBJECTIVE: The main objectives of this study are to validate the proposed prognostic scoring model and create an interactive online calculator to estimate an individual's survival after primary tumor resection. DESIGN: Clinical data and survival outcomes of patients were extracted from a prospectively maintained database...
September 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793789/website-accessibility-in-the-tourism-industry-an-analysis-of-official-national-tourism-organization-websites-around-the-world
#6
Trinidad Domínguez Vila, Elisa Alén González, Simon Darcy
PURPOSE: To analyze the accessibility of official national tourism organization websites of countries around the world, in order to establish possible common patterns and rankings of those with exemplary practice through to those with the highest number of issues. The purpose for undertaking such an analysis is to provide a quasi-indicator of inclusive organizational practice for online accessibility for both destination managers and their accessible tourism consumers - domestic and overseas people with disability visiting the websites...
August 9, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792687/ols-client-and-ols-dialog-open-source-tools-to-annotate-public-omics-datasets
#7
Yasset Perez-Riverol, Tobias Ternent, Maximilian Koch, Harald Barsnes, Olga Vrousgou, Simon Jupp, Juan Antonio Vizcaíno
The availability of user-friendly software to annotate biological datasets and experimental details is becoming essential in data management practices, both in local storage systems and in public databases. The Ontology Lookup Service (OLS, http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ols) is a popular centralized service to query, browse and navigate biomedical ontologies and controlled vocabularies. Recently, the OLS framework has been completely redeveloped (version 3.0), including enhancements in the data model, like the added support for Web Ontology Language (OWL)-based ontologies, among many other improvements...
August 9, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782893/prognostic-value-of-the-immunohistochemical-detection-of-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-in-oral-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
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Mauricio Rocha Dourado, Eliete N S Guerra, Tuula Salo, Daniel W Lambert, Ricardo D Coletta
AIM: To perform a meta-analysis to assess whether the presence of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF) is a prognostic marker of oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC). METHODS: Immunohistochemical studies assessing the prognostic relevance of CAF (alpha smooth muscle actin (α-SMA)-positive fibroblasts) in patients with OSCC were systematically reviewed using Cochrane, Lilacs, PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science databases. The outcomes assessed were overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS)...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766367/multi-tool-accessibility-assessment-of-government-department-websites-a-case-study-with-jkgad
#9
Abid Ismail, K S Kuppusamy, Ab Shakoor Nengroo
PURPOSE: Nature of being accessible to all categories of users is one of the primary factors for enabling the wider reach of the resources published through World Wide Web. The accessibility of websites has been analyzed through W3C guidelines with the help of various tools. This paper presents a multi-tool accessibility assessment of government department websites belonging to the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. A comparative analysis of six accessibility tools is also presented with 14 different parameters...
August 2, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765677/efficacy-towards-negative-symptoms-and-safety-of-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-treatment-for-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review
#10
Junjie Wang, Yingqun Zhou, Hong Gan, Jiaoyan Pang, Hui Li, Jijun Wang, Chunbo Li
BACKGROUND: Negative symptoms are one of the most difficult areas in the treatment of schizophrenia because antipsychotics are often less effective towards them. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a new technique for cerebral cortex stimulation and is believed to be a safe and promising method for the treatment of mental disorders. As the clinical research and new treatment models have increased in recent years, the efficacy towards negative symptoms and safety evaluation of rTMS treatment should also be updated...
April 25, 2017: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765444/an-interactive-online-approach-to-teaching-evidence-based-dentistry-with-web-2-0-technology
#11
Meixun Zheng, Daniel Bender, Laura Reid, Jim Milani
At many dental schools, evidence-based dentistry (EBD) is taught in a traditional lecture format. To avoid the constraints of lectures, in 2012 the EBD unit was redesigned for online delivery at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry at the University of the Pacific with a Web 2.0 tool called Voicethread. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of Voicethread-based online learning on students' perceptions of learning EBD, their participation and engagement, and their acceptance of this new online delivery approach...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759604/a-web-based-tool-to-predict-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-development-internal-validation-and-comparison
#12
Benjamin R Zambetti, Fridtjof Thomas, Inyong Hwang, Allen C Brown, Mason Chumpia, Robert T Ellis, Darshan Naik, Rami N Khouzam, Uzoma N Ibebuogu, Guy L Reed
BACKGROUND: In ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), acute kidney injury (AKI) may increase subsequent morbidity and mortality. Still, it remains difficult to predict AKI risk in these patients. We sought to 1) determine the frequency and clinical outcomes of AKI and, 2) develop, validate and compare a web-based tool for predicting AKI. METHODS & FINDINGS: In a racially diverse series of 1144 consecutive STEMI patients, Stage 1 or greater AKI occurred in 12...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752564/oral-versus-intravenous-fluoropyrimidines-for-colorectal-cancer
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Fiona Chionh, David Lau, Yvonne Yeung, Timothy Price, Niall Tebbutt
BACKGROUND: Patients prefer oral to intravenous (IV) palliative chemotherapy, provided that oral therapy is not less effective. We compared the efficacy and safety of oral and IV fluoropyrimidines for treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC). OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of oral and IV fluoropyrimidine chemotherapy in patients treated with curative or palliative intent for CRC. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2016, Issue 5), along with OVID MEDLINE, OVID Embase, and Web of Science databases, in June 2016...
July 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737987/factors-associated-with-patient-preferences-for-disease-modifying-therapies-in-multiple-sclerosis
#14
Ana L Hincapie, Jonathan Penm, Craig F Burns
BACKGROUND: Treatment adherence in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) is essential to reduce the rate of acute neurological attacks, severity of relapses, and hospitalizations and to slow its progression. Adherence rates in MS patients have been shown to be affected by multiple factors, including physical or cognitive difficulties, perceived lack of treatment efficacy, treatment-related adverse events, injection anxiety, and frequency of administration. OBJECTIVE: To elicit the preferences of MS patients for noneconomic and economic attributes of current disease-modifying therapies (DMTs)...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735154/accuracy-of-c-reactive-protein-as-a-bacterial-infection-marker-in-critically-immunosuppressed-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Vanessa Martins de Oliveira, Rafael Barberena Moraes, Airton Tetelbom Stein, Eliana Márcia Wendland
BACKGROUND: There is a need for a better understanding of the role of C-reactive protein (CRP) as a valid marker for the detection of bacterial infections in critically immunosuppressed patients. A high negative predictive value of CRP is also needed to rule out sepsis and bacterial infections in immunocompetent patients. However, few studies have evaluated the performance of CRP in immunocompromised hosts. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the performance of CRP as a marker of infection in critically immunosuppressed patients...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734196/on-status-epilepticus-and-pins-a-systematic-content-analysis
#16
Naim Mahroum, Abdulla Watad, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Howard Amital, Kassem Sharif, Samaa Watad, Giulia Adavastro, Giovanna Canepa, Francesco Brigo, Mohammad Adawi
Status epilepticus (SE) can be defined as abnormally prolonged, persistent, or recurrent clinical and/or electrographic epileptic activity and, as such, is a challenging medical emergency requiring an aggressive treatment aimed at promptly terminating the seizures. It imposes a relevant clinical burden, both in terms of comorbidity and mortality. In the era of the Web 2.0, most people search the Web to obtain SE-related information. The current investigation aimed at qualitatively characterizing the pins related to SE: Pinterest, "the world's catalog of ideas", is a visual social networking site that enables users to freely upload visual material, to bookmark, and to share it (repin)...
July 19, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729167/protection-against-cholera-from-killed-whole-cell-oral-cholera-vaccines-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Qifang Bi, Eva Ferreras, Lorenzo Pezzoli, Dominique Legros, Louise C Ivers, Kashmira Date, Firdausi Qadri, Laura Digilio, David A Sack, Mohammad Ali, Justin Lessler, Francisco J Luquero, Andrew S Azman
BACKGROUND: Killed whole-cell oral cholera vaccines (kOCVs) are becoming a standard cholera control and prevention tool. However, vaccine efficacy and direct effectiveness estimates have varied, with differences in study design, location, follow-up duration, and vaccine composition posing challenges for public health decision making. We did a systematic review and meta-analysis to generate average estimates of kOCV efficacy and direct effectiveness from the available literature. METHODS: For this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched PubMed, Embase, Scopus, and the Cochrane Review Library on July 9, 2016, and ISI Web of Science on July 11, 2016, for randomised controlled trials and observational studies that reported estimates of direct protection against medically attended confirmed cholera conferred by kOCVs...
July 17, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726736/protozoadb-2-0-a-trypanosoma-brucei-case-study
#18
Rodrigo Jardim, Diogo Tschoeke, Alberto M R Da Vila
Over the last decade new species of Protozoa have been sequenced and deposited in GenBank. Analyzing large amounts of genomic data, especially using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), is not a trivial task, considering that researchers used to deal or focus their studies on few genes or gene families or even small genomes. To facilitate the information extraction process from genomic data, we developed a database system called ProtozoaDB that included five genomes of Protozoa in its first version. In the present study, we present a new version of ProtozoaDB called ProtozoaDB 2...
July 20, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720558/my-team-of-care-study-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-web-based-communication-tool-for-collaborative-care-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
#19
Teja Voruganti, Eva Grunfeld, Trevor Jamieson, Allison M Kurahashi, Bhadra Lokuge, Monika K Krzyzanowska, Muhammad Mamdani, Rahim Moineddin, Amna Husain
BACKGROUND: The management of patients with complex care needs requires the expertise of health care providers from multiple settings and specialties. As such, there is a need for cross-setting, cross-disciplinary solutions that address deficits in communication and continuity of care. We have developed a Web-based tool for clinical collaboration, called Loop, which assembles the patient and care team in a virtual space for the purpose of facilitating communication around care management...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712790/prognostic-factors-for-tumor-recurrence-in-patients-with-clinical-stage-i-seminoma-undergoing-surveillance-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Friedemann Zengerling, Frank Kunath, Katrin Jensen, Christian Ruf, Stefanie Schmidt, Annabel Spek
OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate evidence on prognostic factors for tumor recurrence in patients with clinical stage I seminoma undergoing surveillance. METHODS: Systematic literature search conducted of Medline, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, and the conference proceedings of the ASCO, AUA, and EAU meetings (last search: October 2016), according to our prospectively registered protocol (PROSPERO registration number CRD42014009434). Identified records were reviewed according to the Cochrane Method Group of Prognosis Reviews recommendations and the PRISMA reporting guideline...
July 13, 2017: Urologic Oncology
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