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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750921/the-methodology-of-surveillance-for-antimicrobial-resistance-and-healthcare-associated-infections-in-europe-suspire-a-systematic-review-of-publicly-available-information
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REVIEW
María Núñez-Núñez, María Dolores Navarro, Virginia Palomo, Nithya Babu Rajendran, María Dolores Del Toro, Andreas Voss, Mike Sharland, Frangiscos Sifakis, Evelina Tacconelli, Jesús Rodríguez-Baño
OBJECTIVES: Surveillance is a key component of any control strategy for health-care associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and public availability of methodological aspects is crucial for the interpretation of the data. We sought to systematically review publicly available information for HAIs and/or AMR surveillance systems organised by public institutions or scientific societies in European countries. METHODS: A systematic review of scientific and grey literature following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines was performed...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725384/emissions-of-methane-from-northern-peatlands-a-review-of-management-impacts-and-implications-for-future-management-options
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REVIEW
Mohamed Abdalla, Astley Hastings, Jaak Truu, Mikk Espenberg, Ülo Mander, Pete Smith
Northern peatlands constitute a significant source of atmospheric methane (CH 4). However, management of undisturbed peatlands, as well as the restoration of disturbed peatlands, will alter the exchange of CH 4 with the atmosphere. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to collate and analyze published studies to improve our understanding of the factors that control CH 4 emissions and the impacts of management on the gas flux from northern (latitude 40° to 70°N) peatlands. The analysis includes a total of 87 studies reporting measurements of CH 4 emissions taken at 186 sites covering different countries, peatland types, and management systems...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724590/long-term-antithrombotic-treatment-in-intracranial-hemorrhage-survivors-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Eleni Korompoki, Filippos T Filippidis, Peter B Nielsen, Angela Del Giudice, Gregory Y H Lip, Joji B Kuramatsu, Hagen B Huttner, Jiming Fang, Sam Schulman, Joan Martí-Fàbregas, Celine S Gathier, Anand Viswanathan, Alessandro Biffi, Daniela Poli, Christian Weimar, Uwe Malzahn, Peter Heuschmann, Roland Veltkamp
OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies reporting recurrent intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) and ischemic stroke (IS) in ICH survivors with atrial fibrillation (AF) during long-term follow-up. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane library, clinical trials registry was performed following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement. We considered studies capturing outcome events (ICH recurrence and IS) for ≥3 months and treatment exposure to vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), antiplatelet agents (APAs), or no antithrombotic medication (no-ATM)...
July 19, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723739/efficacy-and-safety-of-bivalirudin-versus-heparin-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Juan Zhang, Xinchun Yang
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of bivalirudin (Biva) versus heparin in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remain controversial. Our meta-analysis was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Biva compared with those of heparin in patients with diabetes undergoing PCI. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Clinical Trials.gov databases for randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705916/biodistribution-and-dosimetry-of-18-f-meta-fluorobenzyl-guanidine-mfbg-a-first-in-human-pet-ct-imaging-study-of-patients-with-neuroendocrine-malignancies
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Neeta Pandit-Taskar, Pat B Zanzonico, Kevin D Staton, Jorge A Carrasquillo, Diane Reidy-Lagunes, Serge K Lyashchenko, Eva Burnazi, Hanwen Zhang, Jason S Lewis, Ronald Blasberg, Steven M Larson, Wolfgang Andreas Weber, Shakeel Modak
Introduction: Iodine-123-meta-iodobenzylguanidine ((123)I-MIBG) imaging is currently a mainstay in the evaluation of many neuroendocrine tumors, especially neuroblastoma. (123)I-MIBG imaging has several limitations that can be overcome by the use of a PET agent. (18)F-MFBG is a positron emission tomography (PET) analog of MIBG that may allow for single-day, high-resolution quantitative imaging. We conducted a first-in-human study of (18)F-MFBG PET imaging to evaluate the safety, feasibility, pharmacokinetics, and dosimetry of (18)F-MFBG in neuroendocrine tumors (NETs)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682476/plasma-levels-of-hgf-and-plgf-predict-mortality-in-a-general-population-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Kristiina Santalahti, Aki Havulinna, Mikael Maksimow, Tanja Zeller, Stefan Blankenberg, Aki Vehtari, Heikki Joensuu, Sirpa Jalkanen, Veikko Salomaa, Marko Salmi
BACKGROUND: Circulating levels of growth factors involved in leukocyte production and angiogenesis could be indicative of underlying aberrations of tissue homeostasis and therefore be utilized as predictors of risk for all-cause cardiovascular disease (CVD) or cancer mortality. METHODS: Baseline plasma levels of a range of growth factors were measured in two cohorts of the population-based FINRISK study (1997 Discovery cohort, N=8444, aged 25-74; 2002 Replication cohort, N=2951, aged 51-74 years) using a multiplexed bead array methodology and ELISA...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675204/effect-of-soybean-protein-on-blood-pressure-in-postmenopausal-women-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Tingyan Kou, Qiuzhen Wang, Jing Cai, Jiaqi Song, Baoli Du, Kun Zhao, Yan Ma, Bo Geng, Yu Zhang, Xiaohong Han, Menglu Jiang, Haiyan Guo, Baocui Hu, Zhaoying Li, Yaoyao Zhai, Chuan Zhang
The effect of soybean protein on blood pressure (BP) in postmenopausal women is controversial, so we aimed to conduct a systematic review and a meta-analysis of published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to investigate whether supplementation with soy protein improves their blood pressure. PubMed and Embase were searched up to February 2016. Weighted mean differences were calculated for net changes in BP by using fixed-effect or random-effect models. Subgroup and meta-regression analyses were performed to clarify heterogeneity among the trials...
August 16, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631197/prioritizing-future-research-on-allopurinol-and-febuxostat-for-the-management-of-gout-value-of-information-analysis
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Eric Jutkowitz, Fernando Alarid-Escudero, Hyon K Choi, Karen M Kuntz, Hawre Jalal
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to quantify the value of conducting additional research and reducing uncertainty regarding the cost effectiveness of allopurinol and febuxostat for the management of gout. METHODS: We used a previously developed Markov model that evaluated the cost effectiveness of nine urate-lowering strategies: no treatment, allopurinol-only fixed dose (300 mg), allopurinol-only dose escalation (up to 800 mg), febuxostat-only fixed dose (80 mg), febuxostat-only dose escalation (up to 120 mg), allopurinol-febuxostat sequential therapy fixed dose, allopurinol-febuxostat sequential therapy dose escalation, febuxostat-allopurinol sequential therapy fixed dose, and febuxostat-allopurinol sequential therapy dose escalation...
June 19, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629510/screening-strategies-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Nicky J Welton, Alexandra McAleenan, Howard Hz Thom, Philippa Davies, Will Hollingworth, Julian Pt Higgins, George Okoli, Jonathan Ac Sterne, Gene Feder, Diane Eaton, Aroon Hingorani, Christopher Fawsitt, Trudie Lobban, Peter Bryden, Alison Richards, Reecha Sofat
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac arrhythmia that increases the risk of thromboembolic events. Anticoagulation therapy to prevent AF-related stroke has been shown to be cost-effective. A national screening programme for AF may prevent AF-related events, but would involve a substantial investment of NHS resources. OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic review of the diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) of screening tests for AF, update a systematic review of comparative studies evaluating screening strategies for AF, develop an economic model to compare the cost-effectiveness of different screening strategies and review observational studies of AF screening to provide inputs to the model...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624178/liver-transplantation-in-patients-with-liver-metastases-from-neuroendocrine-tumors-a%C3%A2-systematic-review
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Dimitrios Moris, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Ioannis Ntanasis-Stathopoulos, Eliza W Beal, Evangelos Felekouras, Spiridon Vernadakis, John J Fung, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation to treat neuroendocrine tumors, especially in the setting of diffuse liver involvement not amenable to operative resection remains controversial. We sought to perform a systematic review of the current literature to summarize data on patients undergoing liver transplantation with neuroendocrine tumors liver metastases as the indication. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted in accordance to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analysis guidelines...
September 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619779/multiple-health-behaviour-change-interventions-for-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-primary-care-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Samah Alageel, Martin C Gulliford, Lisa McDermott, Alison J Wright
BACKGROUND: It is uncertain whether multiple health behaviour change (MHBC) interventions are effective for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in primary care. A systematic review and a meta-analysis were performed to evaluate the effectiveness of MHBC interventions on CVD risk and CVD risk factors; the study also evaluated associations of theoretical frameworks and intervention components with intervention effectiveness. METHODS: The search included randomised controlled trials of MHBC interventions aimed at reducing CVD risk in primary prevention population up to 2017...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611337/braf-mutation-is-associated-with-poor-clinicopathological-outcomes-in-colorectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Yujie Li, Weier Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The clinical relevance of the BRAF mutation in colorectal carcinoma (CRC) remains controversial. We performed a comprehensive meta-analysis to evaluate the precise relationship of BRAF mutation to clinicopathological features. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic search of the electronic databases, including PubMed, the Web of Knowledge, and the China Journal Net was performed between January 2005 and December 2015. Outcomes of interest included gender, tumor site, tumor differentiation, node involvement, tumor size, and AJCC stage...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606108/detection-of-gene-environment-interactions-in-the-presence-of-linkage-disequilibrium-and-noise-by-using-genetic-risk-scores-with-internal-weights-from-elastic-net-regression
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Anke Hüls, Katja Ickstadt, Tamara Schikowski, Ursula Krämer
BACKGROUND: For the analysis of gene-environment (GxE) interactions commonly single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are used to characterize genetic susceptibility, an approach that mostly lacks power and has poor reproducibility. One promising approach to overcome this problem might be the use of weighted genetic risk scores (GRS), which are defined as weighted sums of risk alleles of gene variants. The gold-standard is to use external weights from published meta-analyses. METHODS: In this study, we used internal weights from the marginal genetic effects of the SNPs estimated by a multivariate elastic net regression and thereby provided a method that can be used if there are no external weights available...
June 12, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586300/assessment-of-the-clinical-utility-of-adding-common-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-genetic-scores-to-classical-risk-factor-algorithms-in-coronary-heart-disease-risk-prediction-in-uk-men
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Katherine E Beaney, Jackie A Cooper, Fotios Drenos, Steve E Humphries
BACKGROUND: Risk prediction algorithms for coronary heart disease (CHD) are recommended for clinical use. However, their predictive ability remains modest and the inclusion of genetic risk may improve their performance. METHODS: QRISK2 was used to assess CHD risk using conventional risk factors (CRFs). The performance of a 19 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) gene score (GS) for CHD including variants identified by genome-wide association study and candidate gene studies (weighted using the results from the CARDIoGRAMplusC4D meta-analysis) was assessed using the second Northwick Park Heart Study (NPHSII) of 2775 healthy UK men (284 cases)...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584909/a-review-of-phosphate-binders-in-chronic-kidney-disease-incremental-progress-or-just-higher-costs
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REVIEW
Wendy L St. Peter, Lori D Wazny, Eric Weinhandl, Katie E Cardone, Joanna Q Hudson
As kidney disease progresses, phosphorus retention also increases, and phosphate binders are used to treat hyperphosphatemia. Clinicians prescribe phosphate binders thinking that reducing total body burden of phosphorus may decrease risks of mineral and bone disorder, fractures, cardiovascular disease, progression of kidney disease, and mortality. Recent meta-analyses suggest that sevelamer use results in lower mortality than use of calcium-containing phosphate binders. However, studies included in meta-analyses show significant heterogeneity, and exclusion or inclusion of specific studies alters results...
July 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583792/role-of-palliative-resection-of-the-primary-tumour-in-advanced-pancreatic-and-small-intestinal-neuroendocrine-tumours-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
L M Almond, J Hodson, S J Ford, D Gourevitch, K J Roberts, T Shah, J Isaac, A Desai
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the impact on overall survival following palliative surgery to remove the primary lesion in unresectable metastatic small intestinal (SI-NET) and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (P-NET). METHODS: A systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis was performed. MEDLINE and Embase databases were searched to identify articles comparing patients undergoing palliative primary tumour resection without metastatectomy vs. no resection...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579855/thromboprophylaxis-with-apixaban-in-patients-undergoing-major-orthopedic-surgery-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Daniel Caldeira, Filipe B Rodrigues, Fausto J Pinto, Joaquim J Ferreira, João Costa
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a potentially fatal complication of orthopedic surgery, and until recently, few antithrombotic compounds were available for postoperative thromboprophylaxis. The introduction of the non-vitamin K antagonists oral anticoagulants (NOAC), including apixaban, has extended the therapeutic armamentarium in this field. Therefore, estimation of NOAC net clinical benefit in comparison with the established treatment is needed to inform clinical decision making...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Blood Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574704/how-does-recycling-of-livestock-manure-in-agroecosystems-affect-crop-productivity-reactive-nitrogen-losses-and-soil-carbon-balance
#18
Longlong Xia, Shu Kee Lam, Xiaoyuan Yan, Deli Chen
Recycling of livestock manure in agroecosystems to partially substitute synthetic fertilizer nitrogen (N) input is recommended to alleviate the environmental degradation associated with synthetic N fertilization, which may also affect food security and soil greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, how substituting livestock manure for synthetic N fertilizer affects crop productivity (crop yield; crop N uptake; N use efficiency), reactive N (Nr) losses (ammonia (NH3) emission, N leaching and runoff), GHG (methane, CH4; and nitrous oxide, N2O; carbon dioxide) emissions and soil organic carbon (SOC) sequestration in agroecosystems is not well understood...
June 14, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562283/effectiveness-of-tympanostomy-tubes-for-otitis-media-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Dale W Steele, Gaelen P Adam, Mengyang Di, Christopher H Halladay, Ethan M Balk, Thomas A Trikalinos
CONTEXT: Tympanostomy tube placement is the most common ambulatory surgery performed on children in the United States. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to synthesize evidence for the effectiveness of tympanostomy tubes in children with chronic otitis media with effusion and recurrent acute otitis media. DATA SOURCES: Searches were conducted in Medline, the Cochrane Central Trials Registry and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Embase, and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature...
June 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558095/economic-evaluation-of-quality-improvement-interventions-designed-to-prevent-hospital-readmission-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Teryl K Nuckols, Emmett Keeler, Sally Morton, Laura Anderson, Brian J Doyle, Joshua Pevnick, Marika Booth, Roberta Shanman, Aziza Arifkhanova, Paul Shekelle
Importance: Quality improvement (QI) interventions can reduce hospital readmission, but little is known about their economic value. Objective: To systematically review economic evaluations of QI interventions designed to reduce readmissions. Data Sources: Databases searched included PubMed, Econlit, the Centre for Reviews & Dissemination Economic Evaluations, New York Academy of Medicine's Grey Literature Report, and Worldcat (January 2004 to July 2016)...
July 1, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
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