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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738350/unilateral-sensorineural-hearing-loss-medical-context-and-etiology
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Antoine Paul, Sandrine Marlin, Marine Parodi, Isabelle Rouillon, Joanne Guerlain, Véronique Pingault, Vincent Couloigner, Erea Noel Garabedian, Françoise Denoyelle, Natalie Loundon
OBJECTIVE: Unilateral sensorineural hearing loss (USNHL) is known to impact on school performance and social skills during childhood, but the etiologies remain unclear. The aim of this study was to assess various etiologies and to study the clinical contexts in this population. METHODS: The study is a retrospective review. Characteristics of hearing loss (HL), audiometric parameters, imaging, and genetic and medical contexts were analyzed. RESULTS: Eighty children were included...
July 22, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738268/descriptive-epidemiology-of-primary-malignant-and-non-malignant-central-nervous-tumors-in-spain-results-from-the-girona-cancer-registry-1994-2013
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Rafael Fuentes-Raspall, Marta Solans, Aina Roca-Barceló, Loreto Vilardell, Montse Puigdemont, Sonia Del Barco, Raquel Comas, Adelaida García-Velasco, Aurora Astudillo, Mª Carme Carmona-Garcia, Rafael Marcos-Gragera
BACKGROUND: Systematic registration of non-malignant central nervous system (CNS) tumors is a rare practice among European cancer registries. Thus, the real burden of all CNS tumors across Europe is underestimated. The Girona Cancer Registry provides here the first data on CNS tumor incidence and survival trends in Spain for all histological types, including malignant and non-malignant tumors. METHODS: Data on all incident cases of primary CNS tumors notified to the Girona population-based cancer registry from 1994 to 2013 (n=2,131) were reviewed...
July 21, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738262/systematic-review-of-community-health-impacts-of-mountaintop-removal-mining
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REVIEW
Abee L Boyles, Robyn B Blain, Johanna R Rochester, Raghavendhran Avanasi, Susan B Goldhaber, Sofie McComb, Stephanie D Holmgren, Scott A Masten, Kristina A Thayer
BACKGROUND: The objective of this evaluation is to understand the human health impacts of mountaintop removal (MTR) mining, the major method of coal mining in and around Central Appalachia. MTR mining impacts the air, water, and soil and raises concerns about potential adverse health effects in neighboring communities; exposures associated with MTR mining include particulate matter (PM), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), metals, hydrogen sulfide, and other recognized harmful substances...
July 21, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738189/surgical-landmarks-to-locating-the-main-trunk-of-the-facial-nerve-in-parotid-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Yisi D Ji, R Bruce Donoff, Zachary S Peacock, Eric R Carlson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe distances from commonly used anatomic landmarks to the main trunk of the facial nerve during parotid surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic search of the published literature was performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. All studies from January 1, 1990 to January 1, 2017 that measured distances to the main trunk of the facial nerve from common anatomic landmarks were eligible...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738092/the-efficacy-of-jianpi-yiqi-therapy-for-chronic-atrophic-gastritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yun-Kai Dai, Yun-Zhan Zhang, Dan-Yan Li, Jin-Tong Ye, Ling-Feng Zeng, Qi Wang, Ling Hu
Jianpi Yiqi therapy (JYT) is a classical therapy in treating chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG), but the clinical effects of it are still contentious. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of JYT for CAG. Seven electronic databases including PubMed, Embase, Springer Link, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), VIP (Chinese Scientific Journals Database), Wan-fang database, and CBM (Chinese Biomedicine Database) were searched from their inception to November 1, 2016. 13 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with a total of 1119 participants were identified for analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737468/economic-evaluations-of-haemophilus-influenzae-type-b-hib-vaccine-a-systematic-review
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Bunchai Chongmelaxme, Maythika Hammanee, Wariya Phooaphirak, Surachai Kotirum, Raymond Hutubessy, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk
AIMS: World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the use of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccines but only China and Thailand have not used Hib vaccination in their national immunization programs. This systematic review aimed to update published economic evaluations of Hib vaccinations and to determine factors that potentially affected their cost-effectiveness. METHODS: Searching was performed from the inception until December 2015 using 13 databases: CAB direct; CEA registry; EconLit; EMBASE; E-library; NHSEED; PAHO; POPLINE; PubMed; Redalyc project; RePEc; SciELO and WHOLIS...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737439/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-is-bowel-preparation-still-necessary-in-small-bowel-capsule-endoscopy
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Diana E Yung, Emanuele Rondonotti, Catherine Sykes, Marco Pennazio, John N Plevris, Anastastios Koulaouzidis
INTRODUCTION: Optimal bowel preparation for small bowel capsule endoscopy(SBCE) is controversial. This meta-analysis aimed to investigate the effects of laxatives in SBCE. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was conducted for studies investigating the use of laxatives in SBCE. The primary outcome was diagnostic yield(DY) for SB findings; secondary outcomes SB visualization quality(SBVQ) and completion rate(CR). Pooled odds ratios(ORs) with 95% confidence intervals(CIs) and number needed to treat(NNT) were calculated...
July 24, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736921/supplementary-techniques-for-pain-control-during-root-canal-treatment-of-lower-posterior-teeth-with-irreversible-pulpitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pinpana Tupyota, Pattama Chailertvanitkul, Malinee Laopaiboon, Chetta Ngamjarus, Paul V Abbott, Suttichai Krisanaprakornkit
The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate utilisation of supplementary techniques for pain control during root canal treatment of lower molars with irreversible pulpitis. The literature was searched using electronic databases up to year 2012. Seventeen studies with 1504 participants were included and each study compared experimental interventions with a standard treatment, i.e. the inferior alveolar nerve block. Changing the injection techniques or supplemental injection had no significant effect on pulp anaesthesia compared to the standard treatment (P = 1...
July 24, 2017: Australian Endodontic Journal: the Journal of the Australian Society of Endodontology Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736731/a-mixed-methods-systematic-review-of-success-factors-of-mhealth-and-telehealth-for-maternal-health-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Mohamed Ali Ag Ahmed, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Louise Hamelin-Brabant, Gisele Irène Claudine Mbemba, Hassane Alami
Access to health care is still limited for many women in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), while it remains an important determinant of maternal mortality and morbidity. Information and communication technologies (ICTs), such as mhealth and telehealth, can help to facilitate this access by acting on the various obstacles encountered by women, be they socio-cultural, economic, geographical or organizational. However, various factors contribute to the success of mhealth and telehealth implementation and use, and must be considered for these technologies to go beyond the pilot project stage...
2017: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736640/systematic-review-and-a-meta-analysis-of-hospital-and-surgeon-volume-outcome-relationships-in-colorectal-cancer-surgery
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Ya Ruth Huo, Kevin Phan, David L Morris, Winston Liauw
BACKGROUND: Numerous hospitals worldwide are considering setting minimum volume standards for colorectal surgery. This study aims to examine the association between hospital and surgeon volume on outcomes for colorectal surgery. METHODS: Two investigators independently reviewed six databases from inception to May 2016 for articles that reported outcomes according to hospital and/or surgeon volume. Eligible studies included those in which assessed the association hospital or surgeon volume with outcomes for the surgical treatment of colon and/or rectal cancer...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736357/incidence-demographics-and-outcome-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-middle-east-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ayman El-Menyar, Ahammed Mekkodathil, Hassan Al-Thani, Rafael Consunji, Rifat Latifi
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious global public health challenge. We aimed to assess the pattern of TBI in the Middle East, as reported in the last decade. METHODS: Literature searches were conducted on PubMed, MEDLINE and Google scholar electronic databases. The search-terms used in different combinations were epidemiology, incidence, case fatality, mortality, intracranial injury, brain injury, head injury and the country names. Additional searches were conducted using reference lists of studies and review articles for selection of relevant articles...
July 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736351/intraoperative-ultrasound-in-patients-undergoing-transsphoidal-surgery-for-pituitary-adenoma-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Hani J Marcus, Tom Vercauteren, Sebastien Ourselin, Neil L Dorward
BACKGROUND: Transsphenoidal surgery is the gold standard for pituitary adenoma resection. However, despite advances in microsurgical and endoscopic techniques, some pituitary adenomas can be challenging to cure. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether, in patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenoma, intraoperative ultrasound is a safe and effective technological adjunct. METHODS: The PubMed database was searched between January 1996 and January 2016 to identify relevant publications that (1) featured patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenoma, (2) used intraoperative ultrasound, and (3) reported on safety or effectiveness...
July 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736120/aneurysmal-degeneration-of-type-b-aortic-dissections-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-a-systematic-review
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Marissa Famularo, Karol Meyermann, Joseph V Lombardi
BACKGROUND: Promising results of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) in patients with complicated type B aortic dissection (TBAD) have been well documented. However, whereas early results have led many to hypothesize a benefit of TEVAR in uncomplicated patients, the natural history of TEVAR after the treatment of TBAD has yet to mature. In this review, we evaluated the available data to investigate whether longer term TEVAR warrants enthusiasm for all comers with TBAD. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was performed searching specifically for studies assessing medium- and long-term outcomes after TEVAR for the treatment of TBAD...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736113/titanium-vs-polyetheretherketone-peek-interbody-fusion-meta-analysis-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Scott Seaman, Panagiotis Kerezoudis, Mohamad Bydon, James C Torner, Patrick W Hitchon
Spinal interbody fusion is a standard and accepted method for spinal fusion. Interbody fusion devices include titanium (Ti) and polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cages with distinct biomechanical properties. Titanium and PEEK cages have been evaluated in the cervical and lumbar spine, with conflicting results in bony fusion and subsidence. Using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, we reviewed the available literature evaluating Ti and PEEK cages to assess subsidence and fusion rates...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736104/opioid-induced-constipation-relief-of-fixed-ratio-combination-prolonged-release-oxycodone-naloxone-compared-with-oxycodone-and-morphine-for-chronic-non-malignant-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Lang Huang, Jian-Guo Zhou, Yu Zhang, Fei Wang, Yi Wang, Da-Hai Liu, Xin-Juan Li, Shui-Ping Lv, Su-Han Jin, Yu-Ju Bai, Hu Ma
BACKGROUND: Opioid-induced constipation (OIC) is one of the most frequent and severe adverse events (AEs) following treatment with opioids. Recent studies have indicated that fixed-ratio combination prolonged-release oxycodone/naloxone (OXN PR) could decrease OIC with similar pain relief compared with other opioids. OBJECTIVES: We systematically reviewed (PROSPERO registration numbers: CRD42016036244) the constipation relief of OXN PR compared with other opioids regardless of formulation, prolonged-release or extended-release used for the relief of chronic pain...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735825/dry-needling-in-the-management-of-myofascial-trigger-points-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Luis Espejo-Antúnez, Jaime Fernández-Huertas Tejeda, Manuel Albornoz-Cabello, Juan Rodríguez-Mansilla, Blanca de la Cruz-Torres, Fernando Ribeiro, Anabela G Silva
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review of randomized controlled trials aimed to examine the effectiveness of dry needling in the treatment of myofascial trigger points and to explore the impact of specific aspects of the technique on its effectiveness. METHODS: Relevant studies published between 2000 and 2015 were identified by searching PubMed, Scopus, The Cochrane Library and Physiotherapy Evidence Database. Studies identified by electronic searches were screened against a set of pre-defined inclusion criteria...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735373/systematic-heuristic-evaluation-of-computerized-consultation-order-templates-clinicians-and-human-factors-engineers-perspectives
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April Savoy, Himalaya Patel, Mindy E Flanagan, Michael Weiner, Alissa L Russ
We assessed the usability of consultation order templates and identified problems to prioritize in design efforts for improving referral communication. With a sample of 26 consultation order templates, three evaluators performed a usability heuristic evaluation. The evaluation used 14 domain-independent heuristics and the following three supplemental references: 1 new domain-specific heuristic, 6 usability goals, and coded clinicians' statements regarding ease of use for 10 sampled templates. Evaluators found 201 violations, a mean of 7...
August 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734149/discharge-management-strategies-and-post-discharge-care-interventions-for-depression-systematic%C3%A2-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
F Holzinger, S Fahrenkrog, S Roll, F Kleefeld, M Adli, C Heintze
BACKGROUND: Patients with depression require treatment continuity when discharged from inpatient care. Interventions aimed at optimizing transition into outpatient care may be effective in preventing symptom deterioration and readmission. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of care transition interventions for patients with depression after psychiatric hospitalization. METHODS: Systematic review and random-effects meta-analysis of controlled trials. Primary outcomes were readmissions and symptoms of depression...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734125/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-cold-in-situ-perfusion-and-preservation-of-the-hepatic-allograft-working-towards-a-unified-approach
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REVIEW
Ahmer M Hameed, Jerome M Laurence, Vincent W T Lam, Henry C Pleass, Wayne J Hawthorne
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of cold in situ perfusion and static storage of the liver is one possible determinant of transplantation outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is evidence to substantiate a preference for a particular perfusion route (aortic or dual) or perfusion/preservation solution in donation after brain-death (DBD) liver transplantation. METHODS: The Embase, Medline and Cochrane databases were utilized (1980-2017). Random effects modeling was used to estimate effects on transplantation outcomes based upon (i) aortic or dual in situ perfusion, and (ii) the use of University of Wisconsin (UW), histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK), Celsior and/or Institut Georges Lopez-1 (IGL-1) for perfusion/preservation...
July 22, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733926/perioperative-management-of-endocrine-insufficiency-after-total-pancreatectomy-for-neoplasia
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REVIEW
Ajay V Maker, Raashid Sheikh, Vinita Bhagia
PURPOSE: Indications for total pancreatectomy (TP) have increased, including for diffuse main duct intrapapillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas and malignancy; therefore, the need persists for surgeons to develop appropriate endocrine post-operative management strategies. The brittle diabetes after TP differs from type 1/2 diabetes in that patients have absolute deficiency of insulin and functional glucagon. This makes glucose management challenging, complicates recovery, and predisposes to hospital readmissions...
July 21, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
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