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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031080/endovascular-therapy-for-vasospasm-secondary-to-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Zhong Yao, Xin Hu, Chao You
Endovascular therapy has been used as an alternative treatment for vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage. The effectiveness and safety of endovascular therapy are still controversial. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to identify any advantage of endovascular therapy over traditional medical treatment. We systematically reviewed related English publications by searching PubMed, Ovid, Cochrane library, and Web of Science up to May 2017.The risk ratios (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were synthesized with fixed effect model...
October 9, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029294/cardiovascular-events-in-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Eline Houben, Erik L Penne, Alexandre E Voskuyl, Joost W van der Heijden, René H J Otten, Maarten Boers, Tiny Hoekstra
Objectives: Several chronic inflammatory diseases are associated with cardiovascular disease, but the risk in ANCA-associated vasculitis is poorly quantified. The aim of the present study was to review the evidence for an increased cardiovascular risk, including ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular accidents and peripheral arterial disease, in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis. Methods: A comprehensive systematic review was conducted in accordance with guidelines of preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses...
September 18, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029012/heterogeneity-of-studies-in-anesthesiology-systematic-reviews-a-meta-epidemiological-review-and-proposal-for-evidence-mapping
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B Umberham, R Hedin, B Detweiler, L Kollmorgen, C Hicks, M Vassar
Heterogeneity among the primary studies included in a systematic review (SR) is one of the most challenging considerations for systematic reviewers. Current practices in anaesthesiology SRs have not been evaluated, but traditional methods may not provide sufficient information to evaluate the true nature of these differences. We address these issues by examining the practices for evaluating heterogeneity in anesthesiology reviews. Also, we propose a mapping method for presenting heterogeneous aspects of the primary studies in SRs...
September 27, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028791/is-diacerein-an-alternative-for-the-treatment-of-osteoarthritis
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Anselmo Alegría, Sebastián Irarrázaval
INTRODUCTION: Among the possibilities for the management of osteoarthritis, different pharmacological alternatives have been proposed, being diacerein one of them due to its anti-inflammatory effect. However, diacerein clinical utility is not clear. METHODS: To answer this question, we used Epistemonikos, the largest database of systematic reviews in health, which is maintained by screening multiple information sources, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, among others...
October 12, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028742/intraoperative-esmolol-as-an-adjunct-for-perioperative-opioid-and-postoperative-pain-reduction-a-systematic-review-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression
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Amanda M Gelineau, Michael R King, Karim S Ladha, Sara M Burns, Timothy Houle, T Anthony Anderson
BACKGROUND: Esmolol is an ultrashort β-1 receptor antagonist. Recent studies suggest a role for esmolol in pain response modulation. The authors performed a meta-analysis to determine if the intraoperative use of esmolol reduces opioid consumption or pain scores. METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, pubget, and Google Scholar were searched. Studies were included if they were randomized, placebo- or opioid-controlled trials written in English, and performed on patients 18 years of age or older...
October 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028590/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-lisdexamfetamine-as-an-antidepressant-augmentation-strategy-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Peter Giacobbe, Uros Rakita, Raymond Lam, Roumen Milev, Sidney H Kennedy, Roger S McIntyre
BACKGROUND: Psychostimulants have been used in the treatment of depression, with mixed results. This meta-analysis examines the efficacy and tolerability of the stimulant Lisdexamfetamine (LDX) as an add-on strategy in those with MDD who have failed to respond to an antidepressant. METHOD: Randomized control trials were identified and extracted from Pubmed; Web of Science; PsychINFO; and Cochrane Library. The efficacy of LDX was evaluated using Hedges' g and Odds Ratio, whereas Risk Difference was used to assess the safety and tolerability of LDX...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028445/return-to-sport-specific-performance-after-primary-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-systematic-review
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Nicholas G Mohtadi, Denise S Chan
BACKGROUND: Physicians counseling athletes on the prognosis of sport-specific performance outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) depend on the published literature. However, critical appraisal of the validity and biases in these studies is required to understand how ACLR affects an athlete's ability to return to sport, the athlete's sport-specific performance, and his or her ability to achieve preinjury levels of performance. PURPOSE: This review identifies the published prognostic studies evaluating sport-specific performance outcomes after ACLR...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027773/perioperative-pain-management-in-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Elena Bignami, Alberto Castella, Vincenzo Pota, Francesco Saglietti, Antonio Scognamiglio, Cinzia Trumello, Maria C Pace, Massimo Allegri
BACKGROUND: Every year, more than 1.5 million patients, who undergo cardiac surgery worldwide, are exposed to a series of factors that can trigger acute postoperative pain associated with hemodynamic instability, respiratory complications, and psychological disorders. Through an evaluation of literature data about postoperative pain in cardiac surgery we define unmet needs and potential objectives for future research on this often underestimated problem. METHODS: Following PRISMA Guidelines, a systematic literature search was carried out by two independent researchers on Scopus, CINAHL, the Cochrane Library, and PubMed using the keywords: [(perioperative OR postoperative) analgesia AND "cardiac surgery"]...
October 12, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027770/bispectral-index-bis-and-non-bis-anesthetic-protocols-on-postoperative-recovery-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Min-Hsien Chiang, Shao-Chun Wu, Shih-Wei Hsu, Jo-Chi Chin
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to compare bispectral index (BIS) and non-BIS anesthetic protocols on postoperative recovery outcomes. METHODS: Medline, PubMed, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Google Scholar databases were searched until January 21, 2016. RESULTS: Twenty-six studies were included with a total of 9537 patients. BIS monitoring was significantly associated with shorter time to eye opening (P=0.001), time to extubation (P<0.001), and time to orientation (P=0...
October 12, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027749/permanent-tooth-agenesis-in-individuals-with-non-syndromic-robin-sequence-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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G S Antonarakis, P K Palaska, S Suri
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate prevalence rates and patterns of permanent tooth agenesis in individuals with non-syndromic Robin sequence (ns-RS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two investigators independently carried out a literature search, using PubMed, Web of Science, Ovid, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library, identifying articles relating to permanent tooth agenesis, diagnosed using panoramic radiographs, in individuals with ns-RS. The outcomes desired were prevalence rates and patterns of permanent tooth agenesis...
October 13, 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027648/prevention-of-type-2-diabetes-with-the-chinese-herbal-medicine-tianqi-capsule-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Bing Pang, Ying Zhang, Jing Liu, Li-Sha He, Yu-Jiao Zheng, Feng-Mei Lian, Xiao-Lin Tong
INTRODUCTION: Prevention of the rapid growth in incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is a big challenge for clinicians. In China, many trials have indicated that Tianqi capsule, which contains several Chinese herbal medicines as part of a large healing system called traditional Chinese medicine, could decrease the incidence of T2DM. The review assessed the effectiveness of Tianqi capsule in prevention of T2DM. METHODS: Seven electronic databases were searched to identify eligible trials published from the inception of the databases up until May 1, 2017...
October 13, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027621/use-of-carboxyhemoglobin-as-a-biomarker-of-environmental-co-exposure-critical-evaluation-of-the-literature
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Agnese Veronesi, Valentina Pecoraro, Stefano Zauli, Marta Ottone, Giovanni Leonardi, Paolo Lauriola, Tommaso Trenti
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is the primary cause for access to emergency department (ED) services for more than 50,000 persons in Europe and the USA every year. CO poisoning diagnosis is based on multiple factors and is usually confirmed by high carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) levels in the blood. We conducted a systematic evaluation of literature to investigate the usefulness of COHb as a biomarker of environmental CO exposure. We conducted an electronic search in Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane Library databases...
October 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027404/transvaginal-ultrasound-versus-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-preoperative-assessment-of-myometrial-infiltration-in-patients-with-endometrial-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Juan Luis Alcázar, Begoña Gastón, Beatriz Navarro, Rocío Salas, Juana Aranda, Stefano Guerriero
OBJECTIVE: To compare the diagnostic accuracy of transvaginal ultrasound (TVS) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for detecting myometrial infiltration (MI) in endometrial carcinoma. METHODS: An extensive search of papers comparing TVS and MRI in assessing MI in endometrial cancer was performed in MEDLINE (PubMed), Web of Science, and Cochrane Database from January 1989 to January 2017. Quality was assessed using Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies-2 (QUADAS-2) tool...
November 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027351/robotic-assisted-versus-open-radical-cystectomy-in-bladder-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-four-randomized-controlled-trails
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Jin-Qiu Tang, Zhihong Zhao, Yiwen Liang, Guixiang Liao
BACKGROUND: Robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) is increasing annually for treatment of bladder cancer. The objective of this meta-analysis was to compare the safety and efficacy of RARC and open radical cystectomy (ORC) for bladder cancer. METHODS: Our meta-analysis searches were conducted using PubMed, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases to identify randomized controlled trials (RCT) assessing the two techniques. RESULTS: Four RCT studies were identified, including 239 cases...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027192/hip-resurfacing-arthroplasty-for-patients-with-inflammatory-arthritis-a-systematic-review
#15
Kyle W Morse, Edwin P Su
INTRODUCTION: Modern metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty has led to decreased revision rates and high implant survival rates as compared to prior generations of resurfacing. Many of the series that report on resurfacing outcomes focus upon patients treated with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis. Patients with inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are also treated in these series, however, their outcomes following resurfacing are underreported...
October 12, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026838/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-antibodies-in-fistulizing-crohn-s-disease-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Pardis Zaboli, Mohammad Abdollahi, Shilan Mozaffari, Shekoufeh Nikfar
Medical treatment for fistulizing Crohn's disease (FCD) is changing rapidly over the time by the introduction of novel therapeutic medicines, while no global consensus is available. This study aims to accomplish a systematic review and meta-analysis on the efficacy of tumor necrosis factor-alpha antibodies (anti-TNF-α antibodies) versus placebo in FCD. A systematic review of published literature was carried out till December 2016, and a meta-analysis of identified studies was done. Data have been explored from PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane Library Database, and Web of Science...
July 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026810/the-role-of-local-bupivacaine-irrigation-in-postoperative-pain-control-after-augmentation-mammoplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Shan Shan Qiu, Marta Roque, Yi-Chieh Chen
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to analyze the efficacy of local bupivacaine irrigation after augmentation mammoplasty for the control of postoperative pain. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted including all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared the irrigation of bupivacaine (±ketorolac) versus normal saline or no irrigation for pain control after breast augmentation. The primary outcome was postoperative pain measured by visual analog scale...
February 2017: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026600/effect-of-prophylactic-clipping-in-colorectal-endoscopic-resection-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-studies
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REVIEW
Toshihiro Nishizawa, Hidekazu Suzuki, Osamu Goto, Haruhiko Ogata, Takanori Kanai, Naohisa Yahagi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The efficacy of clipping for preventing delayed bleeding after colorectal endoscopic resection is still controversial. To assess the efficacy of prophylactic clipping, we conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. METHODS: We searched PubMed, the Cochrane library, and the Igaku-chuo-zasshi database for randomized trials eligible for inclusion in our meta-analysis. We identified seven eligible randomized trials from the database search, and compared the effect of clipping versus non-clipping with respect to delayed bleeding and perforation...
October 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026597/endoscopic-approach-for-management-of-biliary-strictures-in-liver-transplant-recipients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Dayse Pereira da Silva Aparício, José Pinhata Otoch, Edna Frasson de Souza Montero, Muhammad Ali Khan, Everson Luiz de Almeida Artifon
The most common biliary complication after liver transplantation is anastomotic stricture (AS) and it can occur isolated or in combination with other complications. Liver graft from a cadaveric donor or a living donor has an influence on the incidence of biliary strictures as well as on the response to endoscopic treatment. Endoscopic treatment using balloon dilation and insertion of biliary stents by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the initial approach to these complications. AIM: The aim of this article is to compare different endoscopic techniques to treat post-liver transplantation biliary strictures...
October 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026432/timely-initiation-of-breastfeeding-and-its-association-with-birth-place-in-ethiopia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Animut Alebel, Getiye Dejenu, Getachew Mullu, Nurilign Abebe, Tenaw Gualu, Setegn Eshetie
BACKGROUND: Timely initiation of breastfeeding is defined as putting the newborn to the breast within 1 h of birth. In Ethiopia, different studies have been conducted to assess the prevalence of timely initiation of breastfeeding and associated factors. The findings of these studies were inconsistent and characterized by great variability. Therefore, the aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to estimate the pooled prevalence of timely initiation of breastfeeding and its association with birth place in Ethiopia using the available studies...
2017: International Breastfeeding Journal
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