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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333936/adenosine-for-postoperative-analgesia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#1
Xin Jin, Weidong Mi
PURPOSE: Perioperative infusion of adenosine has been suggested to reduce the requirement for inhalation anesthetics, without causing serious adverse effects in humans. We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials evaluating the effect of adenosine on postoperative analgesia. METHODS: We retrieved articles in computerized searches of Scopus, Web of Science, PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases, up to July 2016. We used adenosine, postoperative analgesia, and postoperative pain(s) as key words, with humans, RCT, and CCT as filters...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333892/the-effects-of-phacoemulsification-on-intraocular-pressure-and-topical-medication-use-in-patients-with-glaucoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-3-year-data
#2
James J Armstrong, Tomas Wasiuta, Efstathia Kiatos, Monali Malvankar-Mehta, Cindy M L Hutnik
PURPOSE: For patients with comorbid cataract and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), guidance is lacking as to whether cataract extraction and traditional filtering surgery should be performed as a staged or combined procedure. Achieving this guidance requires an evidence-based understanding of the effects of phacoemulsification alone on intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with POAG. For this reason, a systematic review and meta-analysis was undertaken to synthesize evidence quantifying the effect of phacoemulsification on IOP and the required number of topical glaucoma medications in patients with cataract and POAG...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328043/csf-tau-and-the-csf-tau-abeta-ratio-for-the-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-s-disease-dementia-and-other-dementias-in-people-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-mci
#3
REVIEW
Craig Ritchie, Nadja Smailagic, Anna H Noel-Storr, Obioha Ukoumunne, Emma C Ladds, Steven Martin
BACKGROUND: Research suggests that measurable change in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers occurs years in advance of the onset of clinical symptoms (Beckett 2010). In this review, we aimed to assess the ability of CSF tau biomarkers (t-tau and p-tau) and the CSF tau (t-tau or p-tau)/ABeta ratio to enable the detection of Alzheimer's disease pathology in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). These biomarkers have been proposed as important in new criteria for Alzheimer's disease dementia that incorporate biomarker abnormalities...
March 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314888/youtube-provides-poor-information-regarding-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-and-reconstruction
#4
J T Cassidy, E Fitzgerald, E S Cassidy, M Cleary, D P Byrne, B M Devitt, J F Baker
PURPOSE: YouTube is a global medium used predominantly by young adults (aged 18-49 years). This study examined the quality of YouTube information regarding ACL injury and reconstruction. METHODS: YouTube was searched on the 13th of June 2015 for "ACL" and "anterior cruciate ligament" with/without associated terms of "injury", "reconstruction", and "surgery". Videos were evaluated by two independent reviewers [EF (Reviewer 1), (Reviewer 2)] using two recognized information scoring systems (Modified DISCERN (MD) 0-5 and JAMA Benchmark 0-4) and an adaptation of a score designed for written ACL information [ACL Specific Score (ASS) 0-25]...
March 17, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314470/infectious-encephalitis-management-without-etiological-diagnosis-48hours-after-onset
#5
REVIEW
P Fillatre, Y Crabol, P Morand, L Piroth, J Honnorat, J P Stahl, M Lecuit
INTRODUCTION: The etiological diagnosis of infectious encephalitis is often not established 48hours after onset. We aimed to review existing literature data before providing management guidelines. METHOD: We performed a literature search on PubMed using filters such as "since 01/01/2000", "human", "adults", "English or French", and "clinical trial/review/guidelines". We also used the Mesh search terms "encephalitis/therapy" and "encephalitis/diagnosis". RESULTS: With Mesh search terms "encephalitis/therapy" and "encephalitis/diagnosis", we retrieved 223 and 258 articles, respectively...
March 14, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306362/cardiac-passive-aggressive-behavior-the-right-ventricle-in-patients-with-a-left-ventricular-assist-device
#6
Donna May Kimmaliardjuk, Marc Ruel
Right ventricular failure (RVF) affects up to 50% of patients post-left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation, and carries significant morbidity and mortality. There is no widely-used long-term mechanical support option for the right ventricle, thus early identification, prevention and medical treatment of RVF is of the upmost importance. Areas covered: A PubMed search was first completed searching "Right ventricular failure post-LVAD" which yielded 152 results, and a subsequent search was performed under "RV mechanical support" which yielded 374 results, and was filtered to "humans" and literature written in English, generating 219 results...
March 17, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303543/accelerometer-data-collection-and-processing-criteria-to-assess-physical-activity-and-other-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-practical-considerations
#7
REVIEW
Jairo H Migueles, Cristina Cadenas-Sanchez, Ulf Ekelund, Christine Delisle Nyström, Jose Mora-Gonzalez, Marie Löf, Idoia Labayen, Jonatan R Ruiz, Francisco B Ortega
BACKGROUND: Accelerometers are widely used to measure sedentary time, physical activity, physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE), and sleep-related behaviors, with the ActiGraph being the most frequently used brand by researchers. However, data collection and processing criteria have evolved in a myriad of ways out of the need to answer unique research questions; as a result there is no consensus. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this review was to: (1) compile and classify existing studies assessing sedentary time, physical activity, energy expenditure, or sleep using the ActiGraph GT3X/+ through data collection and processing criteria to improve data comparability and (2) review data collection and processing criteria when using GT3X/+ and provide age-specific practical considerations based on the validation/calibration studies identified...
March 16, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299837/mathiomica-msviewer-a-dynamic-viewer-for-mass-spectrometry-files-for-mathematica
#8
Raeuf Roushangar, George I Mias
MathIOmica-MSViewer is an add-on graphical user interface utility for the Mathematica software system which facilitates the visualization and exploration of spectra from open format mass spectrometry files (mzXML and mzML standard community formats). The viewer was designed for simplicity and handling of large mass spectrometry data files. To facilitate searches, users may use search filters for the spectra based on mass to charge ratios and retention times, and visualize precursor spectra associated to a parent spectrum...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297594/the-role-of-staging-in-planning-psychotherapeutic-interventions-in-depression
#9
Jenny Guidi, Elena Tomba, Fiammetta Cosci, Seung K Park, Giovanni A Fava
CONTEXT: The purpose of this critical review is to examine the role of staging in planning a psychotherapeutic intervention in depressive disorders. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: English-language studies concerned with staging in depressive disorders were identified in MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Web of Science and by manual search of the literature. Selection of articles was based on their methodological quality and implications for clinical practice. RESULTS: Staging may allow clinicians to apply a psychotherapeutic intervention to specific phases of the development of depressive disorders: certain psychotherapeutic approaches, such as well-being therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, appear to be uniquely suited for addressing the residual phase of depression, whereas interpersonal psychotherapy has been mainly tested in the acute phase...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296152/flexible-and-powerful-strategy-for-qualitative-and-quantitative-analysis-of-valepotriates-in-valeriana-jatamansi-jones-using-hplc-with-linear-ion-trap-orbitrap-mass-spectrometry
#10
Chunguo Wang, Zhiquan Zheng, Xinqi Deng, Xiaojie Ma, Shengnan Wang, Jie Liu, Yong Liu, Jinli Shi
Valeriana jatamansi Jones is an important medicinal plant and its quality is closely related to its region of origin. In the current study, we utilized a flexible and powerful strategy for comprehensive evaluation of the quality diversity for 15 regions in China. The method was based on a hybrid linear ion trap-Orbitrap mass spectrometry platform. For structure characterization, fragmentation patterns were detected by analyzing a series of standard compounds using data dependent multistage mass spectrometry acquisition...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295159/first-and-second-trimester-serum-tests-with-and-without-first-trimester-ultrasound-tests-for-down-s-syndrome-screening
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S Kate Alldred, Yemisi Takwoingi, Boliang Guo, Mary Pennant, Jonathan J Deeks, James P Neilson, Zarko Alfirevic
BACKGROUND: Down's syndrome occurs when a person has three copies of chromosome 21 (or the specific area of chromosome 21 implicated in causing Down's syndrome) rather than two. It is the commonest congenital cause of mental disability. Non-invasive screening based on biochemical analysis of maternal serum or urine, or fetal ultrasound measurements, allows estimates of the risk of a pregnancy being affected and provides information to guide decisions about definitive testing.  Before agreeing to screening tests, parents need to be fully informed about the risks, benefits and possible consequences of such a test...
March 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292543/the-impact-of-kangaroo-care-on-premature-infant-weight-gain
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REVIEW
Melvina Evereklian, Bobbie Posmontier
BACKGROUND: Preterm births occur among 11.4% of all live infant births. Without steady weight gain, premature infants may experience lengthy hospitalizations, neurodevelopmental deficits and hospital readmissions, which can increase the financial burden on the health care system and their families. The total U.S. health-related costs linked to preterm infant deliveries are estimated at $4.33 billion. Kangaroo care is a feasible practice that can improve preterm infant weight gain. However, this intervention is utilized less often throughout the U...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276585/electronic-case-report-forms-and-electronic-data-capture-within-clinical-trials-and-pharmacoepidemiology
#13
REVIEW
David A Rorie, Robert W V Flynn, Kerr Grieve, Alexander Doney, Isla Mackenzie, Thomas M MacDonald, Amy Rogers
AIMS: Researchers in clinical and pharmacoepidemiology fields have adopted information technology (IT) and electronic data capture, but these remain underutilised despite the benefits. This review discusses electronic case report forms and electronic data capture, specifically within pharmacoepidemiology and clinical research. METHODS: The review used PubMed and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers library (IEEE). Search terms used were agreed by the authors and documented...
March 9, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270716/from-froot-loops-to-fitness-my-journey-as-an-educator-and-person-with-diabetes
#14
Sheri R Colberg-Ochs
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is adapted from the address Dr. Colberg delivered as the recipient of the American Diabetes Association's Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award for 2016. She delivered the address in June 2016 at the association's 76th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, La. A webcast of this speech is available for viewing at the ADA website (http://professional.diabetes.org/search/site?f%5B0%5D=im_field_dbp_ct%3A7&f%5B1%5D=sm_field_wcast_mname%3Anode%3A120&retain-filters=1).
February 2017: Diabetes Spectrum: a Publication of the American Diabetes Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269149/fbp-initialized-few-view-ct-reconstruction-algorithm-using-similar-prior-image-constraint
#15
Weikang Zhang, Jiansen Li, Jianqi Sun, Jun Zhao
Few-view CT reconstruction attracts wide attention in the purpose of radiation dose reduction. For analytical algorithm filtered back projection (FBP), the reconstructed image would have extremely severe artifacts. Prior information could be used in few-view CT reconstruction to improve image quality, and similar prior images of the same person could provide much more reliable information. However, in most cases, the previous CT scans might be obtained a long time ago and not much the same as the current one...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267829/success-and-survival-of-various-types-of-all-ceramic-single-crowns-a-critical-review-and-analysis-of-studies-with-a-mean-follow-up-of-5-years-or-longer
#16
Alhanoof Aldegheishem, George Ioannidis, Wael Att, Haralampos Petridis
PURPOSE: The aim of this critical review was to assess the survival and success rates of all-ceramic single crowns manufactured using different ceramic materials with a mean follow-up time of 5 years or longer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic search of studies published between 1980 and 2014 complemented by manual searching was conducted in Medline and Scopus. The terms ceramic, crown, survival, success, longevity, and complications were selected as keywords...
March 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265493/transcriptome-analysis-of-polygonum-minus-reveals-candidate-genes-involved-in-important-secondary-metabolic-pathways-of-phenylpropanoids-and-flavonoids
#17
Kok-Keong Loke, Reyhaneh Rahnamaie-Tajadod, Chean-Chean Yeoh, Hoe-Han Goh, Zeti-Azura Mohamed-Hussein, Zamri Zainal, Ismanizan Ismail, Normah Mohd Noor
BACKGROUND: Polygonum minus is an herbal plant in the Polygonaceae family which is rich in ethnomedicinal plants. The chemical composition and characteristic pungent fragrance of Polygonum minus have been extensively studied due to its culinary and medicinal properties. There are only a few transcriptome sequences available for species from this important family of medicinal plants. The limited genetic information from the public expressed sequences tag (EST) library hinders further study on molecular mechanisms underlying secondary metabolite production...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261470/using-a-multiscale-image-processing-method-to-characterize-the-periodic-growth-patterns-on-scallop-shells
#18
Qiang Xing, Tengda Wei, Zhihui Chen, Yangfan Wang, Yuan Lu, Shi Wang, Lingling Zhang, Zhenmin Bao
The fine periodic growth patterns on shell surfaces have been widely used for studies in the ecology and evolution of scallops. Modern X-ray CT scanners and digital cameras can provide high-resolution image data that contain abundant information such as the shell formation rate, ontogenetic age, and life span of shellfish organisms. We introduced a novel multiscale image processing method based on matched filters with Gaussian kernels and partial differential equation (PDE) multiscale hierarchical decomposition to segment the small tubular and periodic structures in scallop shell images...
March 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260931/prognostic-and-clinicopathologic-significance-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-evidence-from-a-meta-analysis
#19
Yu Huang, Yue Sun, Ping Peng, Sixian Zhu, Wei Sun, Peng Zhang
PURPOSE: Evidence from an increasing number of studies has demonstrated that the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a prognostic factor for various cancers. However, it is unclear whether NLR predicts prognosis in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). We conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the prognostic and clinicopathologic significance of NLR in patients with ESCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Selected studies were identified by searches in PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science databases and filtered using our prepared criteria...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258464/sequential-fragment-ion-filtering-and-endoglycosidase-assisted-identification-of-intact-glycopeptides
#20
Zixiang Yu, Xinyuan Zhao, Fang Tian, Yang Zhao, Yong Zhang, Yi Huang, Xiaohong Qian, Wantao Ying
Detailed characterization of glycoprotein structures requires determining both the sites of glycosylation as well as the glycan structures associated with each site. In this work, we developed an analytical strategy for characterization of intact N-glycopeptides in complex proteome samples. In the first step, tryptic glycopeptides were enriched using ZIC-HILIC. Secondly, a portion of the glycopeptides was treated with endoglycosidase H (Endo H) to remove high-mannose (Man) and hybrid N-linked glycans. Thirdly, a fraction of the Endo H-treated glycopeptides was further subjected to PNGase F treatment in (18)O water to remove the remaining complex glycans...
March 3, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
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