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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441422/automated-detection-of-hospital-outbreaks-a-systematic-review-of-methods
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Brice Leclère, David L Buckeridge, Pierre-Yves Boëlle, Pascal Astagneau, Didier Lepelletier
OBJECTIVES: Several automated algorithms for epidemiological surveillance in hospitals have been proposed. However, the usefulness of these methods to detect nosocomial outbreaks remains unclear. The goal of this review was to describe outbreak detection algorithms that have been tested within hospitals, consider how they were evaluated, and synthesize their results. METHODS: We developed a search query using keywords associated with hospital outbreak detection and searched the MEDLINE database...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441237/noninvasive-ventilation-in-acute-hypoxemic-nonhypercapnic-respiratory-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiu-Ping Xu, Xin-Chang Zhang, Shu-Ling Hu, Jing-Yuan Xu, Jian-Feng Xie, Song-Qiao Liu, Ling Liu, Ying-Zi Huang, Feng-Mei Guo, Yi Yang, Hai-Bo Qiu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of noninvasive ventilation in patients with acute hypoxemic nonhypercapnic respiratory failure unrelated to exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiogenic pulmonary edema. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane library, Web of Science, and bibliographies of articles were retrieved inception until June 2016. STUDY SELECTION: Randomized controlled trials comparing application of noninvasive ventilation with standard oxygen therapy in adults with acute hypoxemic nonhypercapnic respiratory failure were included...
April 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441169/psychosocial-interventions-in-stimulant-use-disorders-a-focus-on-women
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Riccardo De Giorgi, Gian L D'Alò, Franco De Crescenzo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Stimulant use disorders are significant contributors to the global burden of disease, with a growing impact on women. Psychosocial interventions are the gold standard for treating this condition, but several barriers may prevent women from accessing appropriate treatment. Therefore, we systematically reviewed the most recent findings about psychosocial interventions for stimulant use disorders, focussing on results relevant to women. RECENT FINDINGS: Twenty-two eligible studies were identified...
April 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440675/near-infrared-spectroscopy-nirs-to-detect-traumatic-intracranial-haematoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Robert J Brogan, Vassilios Kontojannis, Bhavin Garara, Hani J Marcus, Mark H Wilson
OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: Head injury is the most common trauma presentation to UK emergency departments, with around 1.2 million patients each year. The key management principal for this time critical illness remains early surgical intervention. With the development of handheld near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) devices, there is now the possibility of triaging and diagnosing these patients immediately, where computed tomography (CT) scanner is unavailable. NIRS has two related but distinct potential uses within clinical medicine...
April 25, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440297/efficacy-and-safety-of-rectal-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-for-prophylaxis-against-post-ercp-pancreatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yi-Chao Hou, Qiang Hu, Jiao Huang, Jing-Yuan Fang, Hua Xiong
Rectal nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are not commonly used clinically for preventing post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of NSAIDs for post-ERCP prophylaxis, we systematically reviewed sixteen randomized controlled trials (involving 6458 patients) that compared rectal NSAIDs with placebo or no treatment for post-ERCP pancreatitis prophylaxis updated to August 2016. GRADE framework was used to assess the quality of evidence...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440126/transcranial-doppler-screening-for-stroke-risk-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-a-systematic-review
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Sara Mazzucco, Marina Diomedi, Amrana Qureshi, Laura Sainati, Soundrie T Padayachee
Background Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common causes of stroke in children worldwide. Based on the results of the Stroke Prevention Trial in Sickle Cell Anemia (STOP), annual transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) screening for affected children is standard practice. However, the need for TCD surveillance programs could override the accuracy of the screening, affecting the correct stratification of stroke risk and subsequent clinical management of the target population. Aims To shed light on this issue, a systematic review of the literature on TCD screening for children and adolescents with SCD was carried out (CRD42016050549), according to a list of clinically relevant questions, with a particular focus on screening practices in European countries...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440116/telemedical-strategies-for-the-improvement-of-secondary-prevention-in-patients-with-cerebrovascular-events-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Peter Kraft, Steffi Hillmann, Viktoria Rücker, Peter U Heuschmann
Background Data from European countries consistently show that guideline-conform secondary prevention after stroke/transient ischemic attack is being realized in only 50-80% of patients. Use of telemedicine to support long-term secondary prevention has been effective in other cardiovascular diseases. Aims We reviewed current evidence for telemedical-supported strategies for the improvement of secondary prevention after stroke/transient ischemic attack. A systematic review was performed in accordance with the PRISMA statement searching MEDLINE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and reference lists of articles published until 18 May 2016...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438854/laparoscopic-splenectomy-for-benign-hematological-disorders-in-adults-a-systematic-review
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Demetrios Moris, Nikoletta Dimitriou, John Griniatsos
BACKGROUND: Since its introduction in the early 1990s, laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) has gained worldwide acceptance for spleen removal, especially in hematological patients. AIM: The present review summarizes the current knowledge and results of LS for the treatment of benign hematological diseases in adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A MEDLINE/PubMed database research was performed using the terms: "laparoscopic splenectomy" OR "laparoscopy" OR "splenectomy" AND "hematological disorders" OR "hematological disease" OR "hematology" AND "adults" as key words...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438380/the-role-of-muscle-strengthening-in-exercise-therapy-for-knee-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-regression-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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Cecilie Bartholdy, Carsten Juhl, Robin Christensen, Hans Lund, Weiya Zhang, Marius Henriksen
OBJECTIVES: To analyze if exercise interventions for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) following the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) definition of muscle strength training differs from other types of exercise, and to analyze associations between changes in muscle strength, pain, and disability. METHODS: A systematic search in 5 electronic databases was performed to identify randomized controlled trials comparing exercise interventions with no intervention in knee OA, and reporting changes in muscle strength and in pain or disability assessed as standardized mean differences (SMD) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CI)...
March 18, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438298/intravoxel-incoherent-motion-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-head-and-neck-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-diagnostic-and-prognostic-value
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Daniel P Noij, Roland M Martens, J Tim Marcus, Remco de Bree, C René Leemans, Jonas A Castelijns, Marcus C de Jong, Pim de Graaf
Intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) imaging is increasingly applied in the assessment of head and neck cancer (HNC). Our purpose was to determine the diagnostic and prognostic performance of IVIM in HNC by performing a critical review of the literature. Pubmed and EMBASE were searched until May 2016. Study and patients characteristics, imaging protocol and diagnostic or prognostic outcomes were extracted by 2 independent reviewers. The studied IVIM parameters were diffusion coefficient (D), pseudodiffusion coefficient (D∗), and perfusion fraction (f)...
May 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438211/social-and-behavioral-interventions-for-improving-quality-of-life-of-hiv-infected-people-receiving-antiretroviral-therapy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Dharma Nand Bhatta, Tippawan Liabsuetrakul, Edward B McNeil
BACKGROUND: Improvement in quality of life is crucial for HIV infected people. Social and behavioral interventions have been implemented in different contexts to improve the quality of life among HIV infected people. This review appraises the evidence for available interventions that focused on quality of life of HIV infected people receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). METHODS: We searched electronic databases for randomized controlled trials of interventions to improve the quality of life of HIV infected people receiving ART...
April 24, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437793/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-for-treating-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Dennis Anheyer, Heidemarie Haller, Jürgen Barth, Romy Lauche, Gustav Dobos, Holger Cramer
Background: Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is frequently used to treat pain-related conditions, but its effects on low back pain are uncertain. Purpose: To assess the efficacy and safety of MBSR in patients with low back pain. Data Sources: Searches of MEDLINE/PubMed, Scopus, the Cochrane Library, and PsycINFO to 15 June 2016. Study Selection: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared MBSR with usual care or an active comparator and assessed pain intensity or pain-related disability as a primary outcome in patients with low back pain...
April 25, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437503/subscapularis-tenotomy-versus-lesser-tuberosity-osteotomy-for-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review
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Philip K Louie, David M Levy, Bernard R Bach, Gregory P Nicholson, Anthony A Romeo
Subscapularis tenotomy (ST) has been the standard method of mobilizing the subscapularis during the approach to a total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA). Recently, lesser tuberosity osteotomy (LTO), which avoids subscapularis complications, has gained in popularity. We performed a systematic review to elucidate any differences in clinical or radiographic outcomes between ST and LTO. Using PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) guidelines, we identified clinical and/or radiographic TSA studies with minimum mean 2-year follow-up and level I to IV evidence...
March 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437146/homeopathy-for-allergic-rhinitis-a-systematic-review
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Kushal Banerjee, Robert T Mathie, Céire Costelloe, Jeremy Howick
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and effectiveness of homeopathic intervention in the treatment of seasonal or perennial allergic rhinitis (AR). METHOD: Randomized controlled trials evaluating all forms of homeopathic treatment for AR were included in a systematic review (SR) of studies published up to and including December 2015. Two authors independently screened potential studies, extracted data, and assessed risk of bias. Primary outcomes included symptom improvement and total quality-of-life score...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436177/limited-evidence-of-abnormal-intra-colonic-pressure-profiles-in-diverticular-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
R Jaung, J Robertson, G O'Grady, T Milne, D Rowbotham, I P Bissett
AIM: Abnormal colonic pressure profiles and high intraluminal pressures are postulated to contribute to the formation of sigmoid colon diverticulosis and the pathophysiology of diverticular disease (DD). This study aimed to review evidence for abnormal colonic pressure profiles in diverticulosis. METHOD: All published studies investigating colonic pressure in patients with diverticulosis were searched in three databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, SCOPUS). No language restrictions were applied...
April 24, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434549/systematic-review-of-reintervention-after-thoracic-endovascular-repair-for-chronic-type-b-dissection
#16
REVIEW
Mourad Boufi, Benjamin O Patterson, Matthew Joe Grima, Alan Karthikesalingam, Mohammed T Hudda, Peter J Holt, Ian M Loftus, Matthew M Thompson
This review analyzed the incidence, mechanisms, and risk factors of aortic-related reintervention after endovascular repair of chronic dissections. The systematic review identified 28 studies describing 1,249 patients at median 27 months follow-up (range, 10.3 to 64.4). There were six reinterventions, 0.7 ruptures, and 1.2 surgical conversions per 100 patient-years of follow-up. Stent-related reinterventions were more frequent than nonstent related (80.2% vs 19.8%). Distal false lumen perfusion was the most common complication (40...
April 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434185/can-targeted-policies-reduce-obesity-and-improve-obesity-related-behaviours-in-socioeconomically-disadvantaged-populations-a-systematic-review
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D L Olstad, R Ancilotto, M Teychenne, L M Minaker, D R Taber, K D Raine, C I J Nykiforuk, K Ball
This review synthesized evidence from controlled studies pertaining to the impact of targeted policies on anthropometric, dietary and physical activity outcomes amongst socioeconomically disadvantaged children and adults. Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses-Equity guidelines were followed. Eligible studies were published from 2004 to August 2015 and examined the impact of targeted policies on anthropometric, dietary and physical activity outcomes amongst socioeconomically disadvantaged populations...
April 23, 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433640/partial-gland-treatment-of-prostate-cancer-utilizing-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-in-the-primary-and-salvage-setting-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ron Golan, Adrien N Bernstein, Timothy D McClure, Art Sedrakyan, Neal A Patel, Dipen J Parekh, Leonard S Marks, Jim C Hu
PURPOSE: Advances in prostate imaging, biopsy and ablative technologies have been accompanied by growing enthusiasm for partial gland ablation, particularly using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for treating prostate cancer. The preservation of non-cancerous prostate tissue and minimizing damage to the neurovascular bundles and external urethral sphincter may improve functional outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review was performed following the PRISMA guidelines using a combination of MeSH terms, free-text search, and review of relevant bibliographies using Medline and Embase from the inception of each database through October 10, 2016...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433602/folfoxiri-regimen-for-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Frederico Leal, Fernanda Proa Ferreira, Andre Deeke Sasse
INTRODUCTION: Cytotoxic chemotherapy is the mainstay treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Fluoropyrimidines, oxaliplatin, and irinotecan are the most active drugs; however, their optimal sequencing has not yet been established. Some evidence has shown that upfront treatment with 5-fluorouracil, oxaliplatin, and irinotecan (FOLFOXIRI regimen) can improve outcomes for patients with mCRC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a systematic search in electronic databases...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433250/public-private-implementation-of-integrated-emergency-response-services-case-study-of-gvk-emergency-management-and-research-institute-in-karnataka-india
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Veena M Sriram, Gopalkrishna Gururaj, Adnan A Hyder
BACKGROUND: Emergency medical services are important to the functioning of health systems, but these services tend to be neglected in low- and middle-income countries, such as India. In recent years, several models of pre-hospital emergency medical services have emerged in India. Research on these models holds important lessons for existing and future emergency medical service programs in low- and middle-income countries. Our objective was to provide a comprehensive description of the organizational structure and service delivery model of a public-private partnership in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute, with a particular focus on its operations in Bengaluru...
April 19, 2017: Surgery
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