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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651422/-meta-analysis-on-the-diagnostic-value-of-laser-doppler-imaging-for-burn-depth
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Y Huang, L Qiu, A L Mei, J X Li
Objective: To evaluate the value of laser Doppler imaging (LDI) in diagnosing deep or superficial partial-thickness burn wound with meta-analysis. Methods: Databases including PubMed, Cochrane Library were searched using key words " burn, burns, burn depth, laser Doppler imaging, laser Doppler perfusion imaging, LDI, LDPI" , and Chinese Journals Full-text Database, Wanfang Database, VIP Database were searched using Chinese key words ",,,," to obtain the published trials of LDI in diagnosing deep or superficial partial-thickness burn wound from the establishment of each database to October 2015...
May 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651412/-comparison-of-application-of-cochran-armitage-trend-test-and-linear-regression-analysis-for-rate-trend-analysis-in-epidemiology-study
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D Z Wang, C Wang, C F Shen, Y Zhang, H Zhang, G D Song, X D Xue, Z L Xu, S Zhang, G H Jiang
We described the time trend of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) from 1999 to 2013 in Tianjin incidence rate with Cochran-Armitage trend (CAT) test and linear regression analysis, and the results were compared. Based on actual population, CAT test had much stronger statistical power than linear regression analysis for both overall incidence trend and age specific incidence trend (Cochran-Armitage trend P value<linear regression P value). The statistical power of CAT test decreased, while the result of linear regression analysis remained the same when population size was reduced by 100 times and AMI incidence rate remained unchanged...
May 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651296/early-discharge-hospital-at-home
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REVIEW
Daniela C Gonçalves-Bradley, Steve Iliffe, Helen A Doll, Joanna Broad, John Gladman, Peter Langhorne, Suzanne H Richards, Sasha Shepperd
BACKGROUND: Early discharge hospital at home is a service that provides active treatment by healthcare professionals in the patient's home for a condition that otherwise would require acute hospital inpatient care. This is an update of a Cochrane review. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness and cost of managing patients with early discharge hospital at home compared with inpatient hospital care. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following databases to 9 January 2017: the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group (EPOC) register, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, and EconLit...
June 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651007/urban-chikungunya-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-a-systematic-review
#4
John M Humphrey, Natalie B Cleton, Chantal B E M Reusken, Marshall J Glesby, Marion P G Koopmans, Laith J Abu-Raddad
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is not well characterized despite increasing recognition of its expanding infection and disease burden in recent years. METHODOLOGY / PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Following Cochrane Collaboration guidelines and reporting our findings following PRISMA guidelines, we systematically reviewed records describing the human prevalence and incidence, CHIKV prevalence/infection rates in vectors, outbreaks, and reported cases for CHIKV across the MENA region...
June 26, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650949/efficacy-and-safety-of-tranexamic-acid-in-orthopedic-fracture-surgery-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-literature-review
#5
Kamil Amer, Saqib Rehman, Christopher Haydel
BACKGROUND: Tranexamic acid (TXA) is an anti-fibrinolytic drug that has been shown to be effective in reducing blood loss and the need for transfusions after several orthopedic surgeries. However, the effectiveness of TXA use in orthopedic fracture surgeries still remains unclear. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to review existing literature with interest in the effectiveness and safety of TXA treatment in reducing total blood loss and transfusion rates for patients who underwent surgery for fracture repairs...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650914/associations-of-rotational-shift-work-and-night-shift-status-with-hypertension-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
Sandhya Manohar, Charat Thongprayoon, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Michael A Mao, Sandra M Herrmann
BACKGROUND: The reported risks of hypertension (HTN) in rotating shift and night shift workers are controversial. The objective of this meta-analysis was to assess the association between shift work status and HTN. METHODS: A literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane Database from inception through October 2016. Studies that reported odds ratios (OR) comparing the risk of HTN in shift workers were included. A prespecified subgroup analysis by rotating shift and night shift statuses were also performed...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650850/systemic-aminoglycosides-induced-vestibulotoxicity-in-humans
#7
Ruth Van Hecke, Vincent Van Rompaey, Floris L Wuyts, Laura Leyssens, Leen Maes
OBJECTIVES: This systematic review aimed to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of vestibular adverse effects of aminoglycoside (AG) therapy in humans and to analyze objective vestibular tests for the detection of AG-induced vestibulotoxicity. DESIGN: PubMed, Cochrane Database, Web of Science, and reference lists of all included studies were screened by two independent researchers. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines were followed...
June 23, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650203/how-efficacious-is-danshen-salvia-miltiorrhiza-dripping-pill-in-treating-angina-pectoris-evidence-assessment-for-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#8
Yongliang Jia, Siu-Wai Leung
BACKGROUND: More than 230 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of danshen dripping pill (DSP) and isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) in treating angina pectoris after the first preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses-compliant comprehensive meta-analysis were published in 2010. Other meta-analyses had flaws in study selection, statistical meta-analysis, and evidence assessment. This study completed the meta-analysis with an extensive assessment of the evidence. METHODS: RCTs published from 1994 to 2016 on DSP and ISDN in treating angina pectoris for at least 4 weeks were included...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650135/endodontic-microleakage-studies-a-comprehensive-review-correlation-between-different-methods-clinical-relevance-and-potential-laboratory-errors
#9
Farnaz Jafari, Saeed Rahimi, Shahriar Shahi, Sanaz Jafari
INTRODUCTION: Creation of a tight seal in endodontically treated root canals is of utmost importance. Clinical and laboratory studies have a great role in the assessment of the sealing ability of endodontic materials. The present review was undertaken to evaluate correlation between different techniques used in microleakage studies in endodontics and the potential laboratory errors. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic search was run using Medline, Biosis, Cochrane, Embase, Google Scholar and Web of Science databases...
June 23, 2017: Minerva Stomatologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649875/potential-benefits-of-zolpidem-in-disorders-of-consciousness
#10
Afsaneh Noormandi, Maryam Shahrokhi, Hossein Khalili
It has been suggested that zolpidem may arouse patients with decreased level of consciousness. Zolpidem may partially or even completely reverse abnormal cell metabolism following brain damage. In this article, available evidences regarding effects of zolpidem on disorders of consciousnesswere reviewed. Areas covered: A literature review was conducted using PubMed, Scopus, Medline, Cochrane central register of controlled trials, Cochrane database systematic reviews and Google scholar as online databases. Search Keywords were 'vegetative state','minimally conscious state','semi-comatose', 'arousal', 'zolpidem', 'wakefulness', 'awareness', and 'loss of consciousness'...
June 26, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649802/punctal-occlusion-for-dry-eye-syndrome
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REVIEW
Ann-Margret Ervin, Andrew Law, Andrew D Pucker
BACKGROUND: Dry eye syndrome is a disorder of the tear film that is associated with symptoms of ocular discomfort. Punctal occlusion is a mechanical treatment that blocks the tear drainage system in order to aid in the preservation of natural tears on the ocular surface. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of punctal plugs versus no punctal plugs, different types of punctal plugs, and other interventions for managing dry eye. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (which contains the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Trials Register) (2016, Issue 11), MEDLINE Ovid (1946 to 8 December 2016), Embase...
June 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649297/a-scoping-review-of-intimate-partner-violence-assistance-programmes-within-health-care-settings
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Sheila Sprague, Taryn Scott, Alisha Garibaldi, Sofia Bzovsky, Gerard P Slobogean, Paula McKay, Hayley Spurr, Erika Arseneau, Muzammil Memon, Mohit Bhandari, Aparna Swaminathan
Background: The lifetime prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) for women presenting to health care settings is estimated to be 38-59%. With the goal of providing help to victims of abuse, numerous IPV assistance programmes have been developed and evaluated across multiple health care settings. Objective: Our scoping review provides an overview of this literature to identify key areas for potential evidence-based recommendations and to focus research priorities. Methods: We conducted a search of MEDLINE, Embase, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and psycINFO...
2017: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649062/antibacterial-activity-of-penicillins-alone-and-in-combination-with-different-agents-against-staphylococcus-aureus
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Sumbal Nosheen, Hasan Ejaz, Aizza Zafar, Hafeez Ikram
Difficulties in the treatment of the resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus, which is a frequent cause of nosocomial infections in paediatric patients, has prompted this research to empower the usage of various combinations of penicillin. During the study period 17,452 clinical samples were processed for culture. The positive cultures yielded 564 strains of S. aureus. Out of these, 362 (64.2%) isolates were found to be methicillin sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) and 202 (35.8%) methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA)...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648945/phosphodiesterase-5-inhibition-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-ischemic-stroke-a-systematic-review-of-preclinical-studies
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Joakim N E Ölmestig, Ida R Marlet, Atticus H Hainsworth, Christina Kruuse
Phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors (PDE5i), such as sildenafil (Viagra®) are widely used for erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension. Preclinical studies suggest that PDE5i may improve functional outcome following ischemic stroke. In this systematic review we aimed to evaluate the effects of selective PDE5i in animal models of brain ischaemia. A systematic search in Medline, Embase, and The Cochrane Library was performed including studies in English assessing the effects of selective PDE5i. 32 publications were included describing outcome in 3646 animals...
June 22, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648796/efficacy-and-safety-of-programmable-shunt-valves-for-hydrocephalus-a-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Min Li, Han Wang, Yetong Ouyang, Min Yin, Xiaoping Yin
OBJECTIVES: Shunt implantation is an option in the treatment of hydrocephalus. However, the benefits and adverse effects of programmable shunt valves have not been well assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies assessing the efficacy and safety of programmable valves (PV) treatment for hydrocephalus were identified from electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane library). The meta-analysis was performed with the fixed-effect model or random-effect model according to heterogeneity...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648791/drug-eluting-stents-versus-control-therapy-in-the-infrapopliteal-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-eight-randomized-controlled-trials-and-two-cohort-studies
#16
REVIEW
Xiaochun Liu, Guofu Zheng, Song Wen
BACKGROUD: Drug-eluting stents (DES) have been proposed for the treatment of infrapopliteal arteries disease. However, the long-term clinical impact of DES treatment in the vascular territory still remains uncertain. METHODS AND RESULTS: Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane data, CNKI and Wanfang Data were searched until December 20, 2016 for eligible studies according to identical strategies. Additional data were manually retrieved. STATA ver. 12.0 software were used to Meta-analyze the efficacies of DES and control treatment (BMS or PTA) for infrapopliteal arteries disease...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648687/nramp1-d543n-and-int4-polymorphisms-in-susceptibility-to-pulmonary-tuberculosis-a-meta-analysis
#17
Leyong Yuan, Zunqiong Ke, Yi Guo, Xueyan Xi, Zhiguo Luo
The association of natural resistance associated macrophage protein 1 (NRAMP1) polymorphisms (D543N, INT4) with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) risk have been widely reported. However, the findings of previous studies were inconsistent. To clarify the role of these polymorphisms in PTB, we performed a meta-analysis of all available and relevant published studies. Based on comprehensive searches of the PubMed, Medline, Embase, Web of Science, Elsevier Science Direct and Cochrane Library database, we identified outcome data from all articles estimating the association between NRAMP1 polymorphisms and PTB risk...
June 22, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648580/flowmetry-evolution-in-microvascular-surgery-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Georgios Pafitanis, Maria Raveendran, Simon Myers, Ali M Ghanem
This review aims to provide a summary of the flowmeter devices used in microvascular surgery and assesses their contribution to improving the clinical outcomes of free tissue transfer. Flowmeters are widely accepted as the standard method of intraoperative assessment of the patency of coronary vascular anastomoses, providing thresholds that predict outcome. There is limited evidence regarding the use of flow measurements in plastic surgery microvascular anastomoses; however, flowmetry appears to have some role in postoperative free flap monitoring and prevention of complications...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648410/the-great-unknown-a-systematic-literature-review-about-risk-associated-with-intraoperative-imaging-during-orthopaedic-surgeries
#19
REVIEW
Amir Matityahu, Ryan K Duffy, Sabine Goldhahn, Alexander Joeris, Peter H Richter, Florian Gebhard
INTRODUCTION: Modern techniques in orthopaedic surgery using minimally invasive procedures, and increased use of fluoroscopic imaging present a potential increased risk to surgeons due to ionizing radiation exposure. This article is a systematic review of recent literature on radiation exposure of orthopaedic surgeons. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pubmed and Cochrane searches were performed on intraoperative radiation exposure covering English and German articles published between 1...
April 21, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648106/pressure-autoregulation-measurement-techniques-in-adult-tbi-part-i-a-scoping-review-of-intermittent-semi-intermittent-methods
#20
Frederick Adam Zeiler, Joseph Donnelly, Leanne Calviello, David Menon, Peter Smieleweski, Marek Czosnyka
To perform a systematic, scoping review of commonly described intermittent/semi-intermittent autoregulation measurement techniques in adult TBI. Nine separate systematic reviews were conducted for each intermittent technique: Computed tomographic perfusion (CTP)/Xenon-CT (Xe-CT), positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), arterio-venous difference in oxygen (AVDO2) technique, thigh cuff deflation technique (TCDT), transient hyperemic response test (THRT), orthostatic hypotension test (OHT), mean flow index (Mx) and transfer function ARI (TF-ARI)...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
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