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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918448/a-systematic-review-of-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-screening-interventions-for-assessing-the-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-women-considering-combined-oral-contraceptives
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Zanfina Ademi, C Simone Sutherland, Joris Van Stiphout, Jöelle Michaud, Goranka Tanackovic, Matthias Schwenkglenks
Use of combined oral contraceptives (COCs) by women increases the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), which can have a major impact on an individuals' quality of life. VTE is also associated with an increase in healthcare costs. Our aim was to systematically review cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) considering any screening for risk of VTE in women using COCs. The quality of reporting in each study was assessed, a summary of results was prepared, and the key drivers of cost effectiveness in each of the eligible CEAs were identified...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918414/a-protocol-of-a-cross-sectional-study-evaluating-an-online-tool-for-early-career-peer-reviewers-assessing-reports-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Anthony Chauvin, David Moher, Doug Altman, David L Schriger, Sabina Alam, Sally Hopewell, Daniel R Shanahan, Alessandro Recchioni, Philippe Ravaud, Isabelle Boutron
INTRODUCTION: Systematic reviews evaluating the impact of interventions to improve the quality of peer review for biomedical publications highlighted that interventions were limited and have little impact. This study aims to compare the accuracy of early career peer reviewers who use an innovative online tool to the usual peer reviewer process in evaluating the completeness of reporting and switched primary outcomes in completed reports. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This is a cross-sectional study of individual two-arm parallel-group randomised controlled trials (RCTs) published in the BioMed Central series medical journals, BMJ, BMJ Open and Annals of Emergency Medicine and indexed with the publication type 'Randomised Controlled Trial'...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918384/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-effectiveness-of-preoperative-embolization-in-surgery-for-metastatic-spine-disease
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Panya Luksanapruksa, Jacob M Buchowski, Sasima Tongsai, Weerasak Singhatanadgige, Jack W Jennings
BACKGROUND: Preoperative embolization (PE) may decrease intraoperative blood loss (IBL) in decompressive surgery of hypervascular spinal metastases. However, no consensus has been found in other metastases and no meta-analysis which reviewed the benefit of PE in spinal metastases has been conducted. OBJECTIVE: To assess IBL in spinal metastases surgery in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) and cohort studies comparing PE and a control group of non-embolized patients...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918222/vision-assessments-and-interventions-for-infants-0-2-years-at-high-risk-for-cerebral-palsy-a-systematic-review
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Olena D Chorna, Andrea Guzzetta, Nathalie L Maitre
We performed a systematic review and evaluated the level of evidence of vision interventions and assessments for infants at high risk for or with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy from 0 to 2 years of age. Articles were evaluated based on the level of methodologic quality, evidence, and clinical utilization. Thirty publications of vision assessments and five of vision interventions met criteria for inclusion. Assessments included standard care neuroimaging, electrophysiology, and neuro-ophthalmologic examination techniques that are utilized clinically with any preverbal or nonverbal pediatric patient...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918203/short-term-effects-of-preoperative-beta-blocker-use-for-isolated-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Liangshan Wang, Hong Wang, Xiaotong Hou
OBJECTIVE: The use of preoperative beta-blockers has been used as a quality standard for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). However, the benefits of beta-blockers use before CABG remain controversial. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the short-term effects of preoperative beta-blocker use for patients undergoing isolated CABG. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library for English articles published from inception to August 16, 2016...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918085/positive-effects-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-on-spasticity-in-poststroke-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Peipei Guo, Fuqiang Gao, Tingting Zhao, Wei Sun, Bailiang Wang, Zirong Li
BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a common and serious complication following a stroke, and many clinical research have been conducted to evaluate the effect of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on muscle spasticity in poststroke patients. This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the therapeutic effect on decreasing spasticity caused by a stroke immediately and 4 weeks after the application of shock wave therapy. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases for relevant studies through November 2016 using the following item: (Hypertonia OR Spasticity) and (Shock Wave or ESWT) and (Stroke)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917432/complications-after-treating-dupuytren-s-disease-a-systematic-literature-review
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C Krefter, M Marks, S Hensler, D B Herren, M Calcagni
The objective of this study was to review the incidence of complications associated with different treatment options for patients with Dupuytren's disease. In a systematic literature review, the PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane and Scopus databases were searched for clinical studies reporting complications after collagenase treatment, percutaneous needle fasciotomy (PNF), fasciectomy and dermofasciectomy. The incidence of complications was extracted from each study and stratified by procedure. From a total of 2251 references, 113 studies were analyzed and included with complication incidences varying from 0% to 100%...
September 13, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917375/total-glucosides-of-paeony-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jing Luo, Di-Er Jin, Guo-Yan Yang, Ying-Ze Zhang, Jian-Ming Wang, Wei-Ping Kong, Qing-Wen Tao
BACKGROUND: Total glucosides of paeony (TGP) is commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in China. However, clinical practice hasn't been well informed by evidence from appropriately conducted systematic reviews. This PRISMA-compliant systematic review aims at examining the effectiveness and safety of TGP for RA. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing TGP with placebo, no treatment, or disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for patients with RA were retrieved by searching seven databases...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917371/cannabinoids-for-spasticity-due-to-multiple-sclerosis-or-paraplegia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Victoria P da Rovare, Gabriel P A Magalhães, Guilherme D A Jardini, Matheus L Beraldo, Mariel O Gameiro, Arnav Agarwal, Gustavo José Luvizutto, Lucas Paula-Ramos, Samira Esteves Afonso Camargo, Luciane Dias de Oliveira, Rodrigo Bazan, Regina El Dib
OBJECTIVES: Spasticity remains highly prevalent in patients with spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. To summarize the effects of cannabinoids compared with usual care, placebo for spasticity due to multiple sclerosis (MS) or paraplegia. METHODS: Searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL and LILACS to March 2017 were performed to identify randomized controlled trials. The primary outcomes were spasticity and spasm frequency. The criteria were any patient with MS and spasticity affecting upper or lower limbs or both, and that had a confirmed diagnosis of MS based on validated criteria, or however defined by the authors of the included studies...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917368/improving-vasomotor-symptoms-psychological-symptoms-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-peri-or-post-menopausal-women-through-yoga-an-umbrella-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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M Shepherd-Banigan, K M Goldstein, R R Coeytaux, J R McDuffie, A P Goode, A S Kosinski, M G Van Noord, D Befus, S Adam, V Masilamani, A Nagi, J W Williams
OBJECTIVES: Vasomotor symptoms (VMS), commonly reported during menopausal transition, negatively affect psychological health and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). While hormone therapy is an effective treatment, its use is limited by concerns about possible harms. Thus, many women with VMS seek nonhormonal, nonpharmacologic treatment options. However, evidence to guide clinical recommendations is inconclusive. This study reviewed the effectiveness of yoga, tai chi and qigong on vasomotor, psychological symptoms, and HRQoL in peri- or post-menopausal women...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916569/effects-of-anthocyanins-on-cardiometabolic-health-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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LiPing Yang, WenHua Ling, ZhiCheng Du, YuMing Chen, Dan Li, ShiZhou Deng, ZhaoMin Liu, LiLi Yang
Numerous clinical trials have examined the role of anthocyanins on cardiometabolic health, but their effects have not been quantitatively synthesized and systematically evaluated. The aim of our study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the effects of anthocyanins on glycemic regulation and lipid profiles in both healthy populations and those with cardiometabolic diseases. The MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane database, OVID EBM Reviews, and clinicaltrials...
September 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915774/pyoderma-gangrenosum-a-current-problem-as-much-as-an-unknown-one
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Valerio Vallini, Roberto Andreini, Angelo Bonadio
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare neutrophilic inflammatory skin disease, characterized by recurrent skin ulcers, which in almost 50% of cases are associated with systemic autoimmune disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, chronic hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, paraproteinemias and hematological malignancies. A systematic search of literature for PG was carried out using the PubMed, Embase, and Google Scholar databases for the purpose of this review and 2780 articles were retrieved up to February 2017...
September 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915703/treatments-of-traumatic-neuropathic-pain-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Chenglun Yao, Xijie Zhou, Bin Zhao, Chao Sun, Keshav Poonit, Hede Yan
Traumatic neuropathic pain caused by traumatic neuroma has long been bothering both doctors and patients, the mechanisms of traumatic neuropathic pain are widely discussed by researchers and the treatment is challenging. Clinical treatment of painful neuroma is unclear. Numerous treatment modalities have been introduced by experts in this field. However, there is still no single standard recognized treatment. Different forms of treatments have been tested in animals and humans, but pharmacotherapies (antidepressants, antiepileptics) remain the basis of traumatic neuropathic pain management...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915472/-assessing-the-methodological-quality-of-systematic-reviews-in-radiation-oncology-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Haroon Hasan, Taaha Muhammed, Jennifer Yu, Kelsi Taguchi, Osama A Samargandi, A Fuchsia Howard, Andrea C Lo, Robert Olson, Karen Goddard
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to evaluate the methodological quality of systematic reviews and meta-analyses in Radiation Oncology. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted for all eligible systematic reviews and meta-analyses in Radiation Oncology from 1966 to 2015. Methodological characteristics were abstracted from all works that satisfied the inclusion criteria and quality was assessed using the critical appraisal tool, AMSTAR. Regression analyses were performed to determine factors associated with a higher score of quality...
September 12, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915094/surgical-site-infections-after-tissue-flaps-performed-in-low-and-middle-human-development-index-countries-a-systematic-review
#15
Lawrence Z Cai, James Chang, Thomas G Weiser, Joseph D Forrester
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) affect the safety of surgical care and are particularly problematic and prevalent in low and middle Human Development Index Countries (LMHDICs). METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the existing literature on SSIs after tissue flap procedures in LMHDICs through the PubMed, Ovid, and Web of Science databases. Of the 405 abstracts identified, 79 were selected for full text review, and 30 studies met inclusion criteria for analysis...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914654/accuracy-of-tests-used-to-detect-infection-with-chlamydia-trachomatis-in-asymptomatic-pregnant-women-a-systematic-review
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Siew-Veena Sahi, Ewelina Rogozińska, Soha Sobhy, Khalid S Khan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Infection with Chlamydia trachomatis in pregnancy is linked to increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, and preterm birth. Currently, PCR or DNA-based tests are the gold standard when detecting the infection; however, they are costly and require access to specialist equipment. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the accuracy of available tests to detect infection in an asymptomatic pregnant population. RECENT FINDINGS: There was evidence of the superior accuracy of nucleic acid amplification tests to cell culture in nonpregnant asymptomatic women; however, there are multiple commercial nucleic acid amplification tests with varying sensitivities and specificities...
September 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914373/the-therapeutic-effect-of-probiotics-on-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-control-trials
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Abdelrahman Tarek Mohammed, Mohammed Khattab, Ali Mahmoud Ahmed, Tarek Turk, Nora Sakr, Adham M Khalil, Mohamed Abdelhalim, Bisher Sawaf, Kenji Hirayama, Nguyen Tien Huy
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which probiotics appears to have an immune modulating action along with decreased inflammatory process. Therefore, we aim to investigate the efficacy of probiotics as an adjuvant therapy for rheumatoid arthritis. A comprehensive literature search was performed using nine databases including PubMed and Web of Science. Interesting data was extracted and meta-analyzed. We assessed the risk of bias using Cochrane Collaboration's tool. The protocol was registered in PROSPERO (CRD 42016036769)...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914229/clinical-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-beta-interferon-and-glatiramer-acetate-for-treating-multiple-sclerosis-systematic-review-and-economic-evaluation
#18
G J Melendez-Torres, Peter Auguste, Xavier Armoiry, Hendramoorthy Maheswaran, Rachel Court, Jason Madan, Alan Kan, Stephanie Lin, Carl Counsell, Jacoby Patterson, Jeremy Rodrigues, Olga Ciccarelli, Hannah Fraser, Aileen Clarke
BACKGROUND: At the time of publication of the most recent National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance [technology appraisal (TA) 32] in 2002 on beta-interferon (IFN-β) and glatiramer acetate (GA) for multiple sclerosis, there was insufficient evidence of their clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. OBJECTIVES: To undertake (1) systematic reviews of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of IFN-β and GA in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) and clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) compared with best supportive care (BSC) and each other, investigating annualised relapse rate (ARR) and time to disability progression confirmed at 3 months and 6 months and (2) cost-effectiveness assessments of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) for CIS and RRMS compared with BSC and each other...
September 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914227/a-system-analysis-of-delay-in-outpatient-respiratory-equipment-delivery
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Sheila Kun, Gregory Placencia, Sally Davidson Ward, Thomas Keens
OBJECTIVES: To systematically assess barriers delaying home respiratory equipment requisition and to evaluate for temporal correlation between delays and emergency room or hospitalization episodes. BACKGROUND: Initiation of home respiratory treatments is delayed because of delays in delivery of durable medical equipment (DME). This study assesses root causes of such delays from a system perspective. We also describe clinical consequences by measuring emergency room visits and hospitalization days for temporal correlations...
December 1, 2016: Care Management Journals: Journal of Case Management ; the Journal of Long Term Home Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914208/a-systematic-review-of-clinical-studies-investigating-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-fracture-non-union-and-bone-defects
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Kieran Killington, Reza Mafi, Pouya Mafi, Wasim Khan
Fracture non-union is a significant problem with a wide demographic and massive socioeconomic elements, as well as the clinical difficulties it presents. Conventional treatments with autograft and allograft bone grafting pose serious difficulties, thus, it is necessary to develop novel techniques with our ever increasing knowledge of bioengineering using natural materials. Papers were searched from a variety of sources, not limited to English-language studies or only published papers. Papers had to meet the definition of fracture non-union or bone defect and had to be clinical trials, using human MSCs...
September 15, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
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