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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324284/nonoperative-management-or-watch-and-wait-for-rectal-cancer-with-complete-clinical-response-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-a-critical-appraisal
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Tarik Sammour, Brandee A Price, Kate J Krause, George J Chang
BACKGROUND: There is increasing interest in nonoperative management (NOM) for rectal cancer with complete clinical response (cCR) after neoadjuvant chemoradiation (nCRT). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to summarize the available data on NOM, with the intention of formulating standardized protocols on which to base future investigations. METHODS: A systematic review following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines was conducted...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323880/randomized-controlled-trials-in-central-vascular-access-devices-a-scoping-review
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Mari Takashima, Gillian Ray-Barruel, Amanda Ullman, Samantha Keogh, Claire M Rickard
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for central venous access devices, however, high complication rates remain. Scoping reviews map the available evidence and demonstrate evidence deficiencies to focus ongoing research priorities. METHOD: A scoping review (January 2006-December 2015) of randomized controlled trials evaluating the effectiveness of interventions to improve central venous access device outcomes; including peripherally inserted central catheters, non-tunneled, tunneled and totally implanted venous access catheters...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320112/multiple-sclerosis-patients-understanding-and-preferences-for-risks-and-benefits-of-disease-modifying-drugs-a-systematic-review
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Gurpreet K Reen, Eli Silber, Dawn W Langdon
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients are faced with complex risk-benefit profiles of disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) when making treatment decisions. For effective shared decision-making, MS patients should understand the risks and benefits of DMDs and make treatment decisions based on personal preferences. METHODS: This is an inclusive systematic review to primarily assess current understanding of MS patients for information about DMDs provided during the standard healthcare system...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319477/emerging-techniques-in-truly-minimal-invasive-treatment-options-of-benign-prostatic-obstruction
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Karl-Dietrich Sievert, Thomas Kunit
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Benign prostatic enlargement is a common age-related condition, affecting over 50% of men aged more than 60 years. Side effects of medical therapy and significant morbidity of transurethral resection of the prostate and open surgery led to the development of so-called minimally invasive procedures, with the aim to be efficient but with less morbidity and shorter or no hospitalization. For this review, a systematic literature was performed. We report recent results in different treatment options for benign prostate hypoplasia (BPH) and recommend the best minimal-invasive treatment for BPH...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319324/future-of-robotic-surgery-in-urology
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Jens J Rassweiler, Riccardo Autorino, Jan Klein, Alex Mottrie, Ali Serdar Goezen, Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg, Koon H Rha, Marc Schurr, Jihad Kaouk, Vipul Patel, Prokar Dasgupta, Evangelos Liatsikos
OBJECTIVES: To provide a comprehensive overview of the current status and future perspectives in the field of robotic systems for urologic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A non-systematic literature review was performed by using PubMed / Medline search electronic engines. Existing patents for robotic devices were researched using the Google search machine. Findings were critically analyzed also by taking into account personal experience of the authors. RESULTS: Relevant patents of the first generation of the da Vinci platform will expire in 2019...
March 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318958/the-association-between-carotid-artery-atherosclerosis-and-silent-brain-infarction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Caitlin Finn, Ashley E Giambrone, Gino Gialdini, Diana Delgado, Hediyeh Baradaran, Hooman Kamel, Ajay Gupta
BACKGROUND: Carotid atherosclerosis is responsible for ~20% of ischemic strokes, but it is unclear whether carotid disease is associated with the presence of downstream silent brain infarction (SBI). We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to study the relationship between SBI and 2 separate manifestations of carotid atherosclerosis, carotid intima-media thickening (IMT) and luminal stenosis. METHODS: Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid Embase, and the Cochrane Library Database were searched with an additional search of references and citing articles of target studies...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318686/probiotic-supplementation-for-management-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-adults-with-type-ii-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Fatemeh Hendijani, Vajihe Akbari
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The effectiveness of probiotics in control of hypertension and dyslipidemia in diabetic patients remains unclear. Therefore, we systematically reviewed relevant data to elucidate the effects of probiotics on blood pressure and lipid profile of type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS: We searched PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus, The Cochrane Library, ClinicalTrials.gov, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses databases until May 2016. The primary outcomes were systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and triglycerides (TG)...
February 24, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318491/late-life-depression-hippocampal-volumes-and-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-regulation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mirjam I Geerlings, Lotte Gerritsen
BACKGROUND: We systematically reviewed and meta-analyzed the association of late-life depression (LLD) with hippocampal volume (HCV) and total brain volume (TBV), and of cortisol levels with HCV, including subgroup analyses of depression characteristics and methodological aspects. METHODS: We searched PubMed and Embase for original studies that examined the cross-sectional relationship between LLD and HCV or TBV, and 46 studies fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Standardized mean differences (Hedges' g) between LLD and control subjects were calculated from crude or adjusted brain volumes using random effects...
January 27, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318323/sublingual-transdermal-and-intravenous-patient-controlled-analgesia-for-acute-post-operative-pain-systematic-literature-review-and-mixed-treatment-comparison
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Pablo Katz, Shweta Takyar, Pamela Palmer, Hiltrud Liedgens
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic literature review (SLR) and quantitative analysis to assess the comparative efficacy and safety of the sufentanil sublingual tablet system (SSTS) against other available patient controlled analgesia (PCA) options for post-operative analgesia. METHODS: An SLR was conducted for studies published between 2004 and 2016. Due to study heterogeneity, subgroup analyses were conducted controlling for differences in imputation methods for missing values, baseline pain severity, and type of surgery...
March 20, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318052/systematic-review-benefits-and-harms-of-transarterial-embolisation-for-treating-hepatocellular-adenoma
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C Zhao, S-L Pei, A Cucchetti, T-J Tong, Y-L Ma, J-H Zhong, L-Q Li
BACKGROUND: Transarterial embolisation (TAE) is a standard treatment for bleeding hepatocellular adenoma (HCA) and, occasionally, symptomatic HCA involving large tumours. Whether TAE is similarly safe and effective as an elective treatment for bleeding and nonbleeding HCA remains unclear. AIM: To investigate the benefits and harms of TAE for bleeding and nonbleeding HCA. METHODS: PubMed, Scopus, Embase and Cochrane Library databases were systematically searched for studies that examined post-TAE tumour reduction in patients with bleeding or nonbleeding HCA and that were published between January 2000 and January 2017...
March 20, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318009/the-efficacy-of-interventions-to-increase-physical-activity-participation-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sarah Reedman, Roslyn N Boyd, Leanne Sakzewski
AIM: To determine efficacy of therapy and behaviour change interventions to increase the level of participation in leisure-time physical activities (LTPAs) and habitual physical activity in children and young people with cerebral palsy. METHOD: Five databases were systematically searched. Included studies were randomized or comparison designs. Methodological quality was assessed with a modified Downs and Black Scale. Quantitative analysis was performed using RevMan 5...
March 20, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317657/standardizing-terminology-for-minimally-invasive-pancreatic-resection
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Andre L Montagnini, Bård I Røsok, Horacio J Asbun, Jeffrey Barkun, Marc G Besselink, Ugo Boggi, Kevin C P Conlon, Abe Fingerhut, Ho-Seong Han, Paul D Hansen, Melissa E Hogg, Michael L Kendrick, Chinnusamy Palanivelu, Shailesh V Shrikhande, Go Wakabayashi, Herbert Zeh, Charles M Vollmer, David A Kooby
BACKGROUND: There is a growing body of literature pertaining to minimally invasive pancreatic resection (MIPR). Heterogeneity in MIPR terminology, leads to confusion and inconsistency. The Organizing Committee of the State of the Art Conference on MIPR collaborated to standardize MIPR terminology. METHODS: After formal literature review for "minimally invasive pancreatic surgery" term, key terminology elements were identified. A questionnaire was created assessing the type of resection, the approach, completion, and conversion...
March 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317583/the-diagnostic-performance-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-ct-and-mri-in-the-treatment-evaluation-of-ablation-therapy-for-colorectal-liver-metastases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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M Samim, I Q Molenaar, M F J Seesing, P S N van Rossum, M A A J van den Bosch, T J M Ruers, I H M Borel Rinkes, R van Hillegersberg, M G E H Lam, H M Verkooijen
PURPOSE: Uncertainty exists regarding the optimal imaging modality for timely detection of disease progression (DP) after ablation therapy for colorectal liver metastases. We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of (18)F-FDG PET(/CT), CT and MRI for detection of DP following ablation therapy. METHODS: A systematic search was performed on May 18, 2016. The analysis included studies that reported on the diagnostic accuracy of (18)F-FDG PET(/CT), CT and/or MRI for post-ablative evaluation of patients with liver metastases...
March 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317331/survival-and-testing-parameters-of-zirconia-based-crowns-under-cyclic-loading-in-an-aqueous-environment-a-systematic-review
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Shareen Hayel Elshiyab, Noor Nawafleh, Roy George
AIM: To study the hypothesis that in vitro fatigue testing variables in an aqueous environment affect the survival results of zirconia-based restorations, and evaluate the level of agreement between in vitro and previous in vivo data. METHODS: An electronic search of literature was conducted in PubMed and Scopus to identify in vitro studies testing zirconia-based crowns using cyclic loading in an aqueous environment. Only studies that complied with the inclusion criteria were included...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317166/the-relationship-of-specific-items-on-the-neuropsychiatric-inventory-to-caregiver-burden-in-dementia-a-systematic-review
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Toril Marie Terum, John Roger Andersen, Arvid Rongve, Dag Aarsland, Ellen J Svendsboe, Ingelin Testad
OBJECTIVE: Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPSs) are common in dementia, and they have been identified as important care-recipient variables in terms of their impact on caregiver burden. The aim of this review was to describe how individual NPSs in dementia, assessed using the Neuropsychiatric Inventory, are associated with caregiver burden. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of English language, peer-reviewed articles retrieved from MEDLINE, PSYCINFO, and EMBASE...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316989/quality-of-spine-surgery-research-from-the-arab-countries-a-systematic-review-and-bibliometric-analysis
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Saleh S Baeesa, Yazid Maghrabi, Abdul Karim Msaddi, Richard Assaker
Purpose. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the level of evidence (LOE) of spine surgery publications in the Arab countries and compare it with standard international literature in spine surgery and to determine the stand of the Arab nations academic production with that of the global one. Methods. An online search using "PubMed" and "Google Scholar" was carried out, using search terms related to spine surgery such as "Spine surgery," "Scoliosis," "Herniated disc." Each article was reviewed and graded by two reviewers using Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (OCEBM) Levels of Evidence scale...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315933/coblation-tonsillectomy-a-systematic-review-and-descriptive-analysis
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Christopher Metcalfe, Jameel Muzaffar, Charles Daultrey, Christopher Coulson
Coblation is one of the more recent techniques for tonsillectomy; however, it remains unclear whether it exhibits any benefit or increased risk when compared to other techniques. This review provides an updated assessment of coblation tonsillectomy and how it compares to other tonsillectomy techniques. Systematic review and descriptive analysis of published literature. Electronic searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science and the Cochrane Database were performed. We included all randomized control trials comparing coblation tonsillectomy (not 'tonsillotomy') with any other tonsillectomy technique...
March 18, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315760/medication-adherence-outcomes-of-771-intervention-trials-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Vicki S Conn, Todd M Ruppar
Excellent medication adherence contributes to decreases in morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. Although researchers have tested many interventions to increase adherence, results are sometimes conflicting and often unclear. This systematic review applied meta-analytic procedures to integrate primary research that tested medication adherence interventions. Comprehensive searching completed in 2015 located 771 published and unpublished intervention studies with adherence behavior outcomes. Random-effects model analysis calculated standardized mean difference effect sizes...
March 15, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315298/pneumosinus-dilatans-over-100%C3%A2-years-without-an-etiology
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Joseph A Ricci
PURPOSE: Pneumosinus dilatans (PD) is a rare pathologic hyperaeration of the paranasal sinuses that causes serious deformation of the overlying bone and soft tissue. The condition occurs most commonly in the frontal sinus of young men who present with different complaints, including cosmetic. More than 100 cases have been reported in the literature since it was first described in 1898; however, the etiology of this condition remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of all available clinical publications on the subject of PD was conducted in the PubMed electronic database...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315178/a-systematic-review-of-measurement-properties-of-patient-reported-outcome-measures-for-use-in-patients-with-foot-or-ankle-diseases
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Yuanxi Jia, Hsiaomin Huang, Joel J Gagnier
PURPOSE: To identify currently available patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) used in patients with foot or ankle diseases; and to critically appraise, compare and synthesize the psychometric evidence for the identified PROMs. METHODS: Literature searches were performed in Medline and EMBASE from their inception to January 25th, 2016. Methodological quality was evaluated using the COSMIN checklist. The final rating of the methodological quality of each study for each property was the lowest rating among the items within that property...
March 17, 2017: Quality of Life Research
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