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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544320/influence-of-radial-versus-femoral-access-site-on-coronary-angiography-and-intervention-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Michael I Brener, Aaron Bush, Julie M Miller, Rani K Hasan
OBJECTIVES: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCT) to compare procedural outcomes between radial access (RA) and femoral access (FA). BACKGROUND: Recent RCTs suggest RA for coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention reduces bleeding complications, but controversy exists regarding other benefits and risks relative to FA. METHODS: Searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, LILACS, and major conference abstracts identified relevant studies published from 1985-2016...
May 25, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543566/preventing-recurrent-ankle-sprains-is-the-use-of-an-app-more-cost-effective-than-a-printed-booklet-results-of-a-rct
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M Van Reijen, I Vriend, W van Mechelen, E A Verhagen
OBJECTIVES: Recurrent ankle sprains can be reduced by following a neuromuscular training (NMT) program via a printed Booklet or a mobile application. Regarding the high incidence of ankle sprains, cost-effectiveness regarding implementation can have a large effect on total societal costs. DESIGN: In this economic analysis we evaluated whether the method of implementing a proven effective NMT program by using an App or a Booklet resulted in differences in injury incidence rates leading to costs and hence to differences in cost-effectiveness...
May 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543302/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-an-ipad-based-application-to-complement-early-behavioural-intervention-in-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Andrew J O Whitehouse, Joanna Granich, Gail Alvares, Margherita Busacca, Matthew N Cooper, Alena Dass, Thi Duong, Rajes Harper, Wendy Marshall, Amanda Richdale, Tania Rodwell, David Trembath, Pratibha Vellanki, Dennis W Moore, Angelika Anderson
BACKGROUND: Technology-based interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have proliferated, but few have been evaluated within the context of a randomised controlled trial (RCT). This RCT evaluated the efficacy of one technology-based early intervention programme (Therapy Outcomes By You; TOBY) in young children with ASD. METHODS: TOBY is an app-based learning curriculum designed for children and parents as a complement to early behavioural intervention. Eighty children (16 female) were recruited to this RCT within 12 months of receiving a diagnosis of ASD (M age = 3...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542784/benefits-and-harms-of-breast-cancer-screening-with-mammography-in-women-aged-40-49-years-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Caroline van den Ende, Anouk M Oordt-Speets, Hilde Vroling, Heleen M E van Agt
Early detection of breast cancer through screening can lower breast cancer mortality rates and reduce the burden of this disease in the population. In most western countries, mammography screening starting from age 50 is recommended. However, there is debate about whether breast cancer screening should be extended to younger women. This systematic review provides an overview of the evidence from RCT's on the benefits and harms of breast cancer screening with mammography in women aged 40 to 49 years. The quality of the evidence for each outcome was appraised using the GRADE approach...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542330/quality-of-meta-analysis-in-nursing-fields-an-exploration-based-on-the-jbi-guidelines
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Yuying Hou, Jinhui Tian, Jun Zhang, Rongrong Yun, Zhigang Zhang, Kee-Hsin Chen, Caiyun Zhang, Bo Wang
BACKGROUND: Meta-analysis is often regarded as one of the best sources of evidence for clinical nurses due to its rigorous design and scientific reflection of the true results of nursing interventions. The quality of a meta-analysis is critical to the work of clinical decision-makers. Therefore, the objective of this study was to use the JBI guidelines to summarize the quality of RCT-based meta-analyses of reports published in domestic nursing professional journals, with a view to standardizing the research process and reporting methods...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541493/identifying-reports-of-randomized-controlled-trials-rcts-via-a-hybrid-machine-learning-and-crowdsourcing-approach
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Byron C Wallace, Anna Noel-Storr, Iain J Marshall, Aaron M Cohen, Neil R Smalheiser, James Thomas
Objectives: Identifying all published reports of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) is an important aim, but it requires extensive manual effort to separate RCTs from non-RCTs, even using current machine learning (ML) approaches. We aimed to make this process more efficient via a hybrid approach using both crowdsourcing and ML. Methods: We trained a classifier to discriminate between citations that describe RCTs and those that do not. We then adopted a simple strategy of automatically excluding citations deemed very unlikely to be RCTs by the classifier and deferring to crowdworkers otherwise...
May 25, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540977/oral-contraceptive-pill-progestogen-or-oestrogen-pretreatment-for-ovarian-stimulation-protocols-for-women-undergoing-assisted-reproductive-techniques
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REVIEW
Cindy Farquhar, Luk Rombauts, Jan Am Kremer, Anne Lethaby, Reuben Olugbenga Ayeleke
BACKGROUND: Among subfertile women undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART), hormone pills given before ovarian stimulation may improve outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether pretreatment with the combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) or with a progestogen or oestrogen alone in ovarian stimulation protocols affects outcomes in subfertile couples undergoing ART. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following databases from inception to January 2017: Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group Specialised Register, The Cochrane Central Register Studies Online, MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL and PsycINFO...
May 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540976/antithrombotic-treatment-after-stroke-due-to-intracerebral-haemorrhage
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Luke A Perry, Eivind Berge, Joshua Bowditch, Elisabeth Forfang, Ole Morten Rønning, Graeme J Hankey, Elmer Villanueva, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman
BACKGROUND: Survivors of stroke due to intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) are at risk of thromboembolism. Antithrombotic (antiplatelet or anticoagulant) treatments may lower the risk of thromboembolism after ICH, but they may increase the risks of bleeding. OBJECTIVES: To determine the overall effectiveness and safety of antithrombotic drugs for people with ICH. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Stroke Group Trials Register (24 March 2017)...
May 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540538/impact-of-a-community-based-frailty-intervention-among-middle-aged-and-older-prefrail-and-frail-homeless-women-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Benissa E Salem, Jennifer Ma-Pham, Stephanie Chen, Mary-Lynn Brecht, Anna Liza Antonio, Masha Ames
Interventions are needed to address frailty and other behaviors (e.g., drug and alcohol use) among prefrail and frail homeless women (P/FHW). The purpose of this pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) was to compare the efficacy of a Frailty Intervention (FI) versus a Health Promotion (HP) program among P/FHW (N = 32). Structured instruments assessed sociodemographics, individual, situational, health-related, and behavioral factors. While program differences were not statistically significant with the main outcome variables, medium-to-large effect sizes were found in favor of the HP program as it relates to physical and overall frailty, as well as, any drug use, alcohol use, and drug dependency...
May 24, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540468/benefits-and-harms-of-4-factor-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-for-reversal-of-vitamin-k-antagonist-associated-bleeding-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Marjolein P A Brekelmans, Kim van Ginkel, Joost G Daams, Barbara A Hutten, Saskia Middeldorp, Michiel Coppens
Prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) is used for reversal of vitamin K antagonists (VKA) in patients with bleeding complications. This study aims to assess benefits and harms of 4-factor PCC compared to fresh frozen plasma (FFP) or no treatment in VKA associated bleeding. PubMed, EMBASE and CENTRAL were searched from 1945 to August 2015. Studies reporting 4-factor PCC use for VKA associated bleeding and providing data on INR normalization, mortality or thromboembolic (TE) complications were eligible. Two authors screened titles and full articles for inclusion, extracted data, and assessed risk of bias...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538025/a-cluster-rct-to-reduce-workers-sitting-time-impact-on-cardiometabolic-biomarkers
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Genevieve N Healy, Elisabeth Ah Winkler, Elizabeth G Eakin, Neville Owen, Anthony D LaMontagne, Marj Moodie, David W Dunstan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the initial and long-term impacts on cardio-metabolic health indicators of the Stand Up Victoria intervention - a 12-month, multicomponent workplace-delivered intervention that successfully reduced overall sitting time, primarily by increasing standing time. METHODS: Office worksites (≥1km apart) from a single organization were cluster randomized to intervention (n=7) or control (n=7). Participants were 136 intervention and 95 control desk-based workers (5-39 per worksite; 68% women; mean±SD age = 45...
May 22, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536655/supporting-looked-after-children-and-care-leavers-in-decreasing-drugs-and-alcohol-solid-protocol-for-a-pilot-feasibility-randomised-controlled-trial-of-interventions-to-decrease-risky-substance-use-drugs-and-alcohol-and-improve-mental-health-of-looked-after
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Hayley Alderson, Ruth McGovern, Rebecca Brown, Denise Howel, Frauke Becker, Louise Carr, Alex Copello, Tony Fouweather, Eileen Kaner, Paul McArdle, Elaine McColl, Janet Shucksmith, Alison Steele, Luke Vale, Raghu Lingam
BACKGROUND: Looked after children (LAC) and care leavers are young people who have been placed under the legal care of local authorities, in many instances due to a history of abuse and/or neglect. These young people have a significantly increased risk of substance use and mental disorder compared to their peers. The aim of the SOLID study is to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a definitive three-arm multi-centre randomised controlled trial (RCT) that compares the effectiveness of two interventions that aim to reduce risky drug and alcohol use and improve mental health among LAC aged 12 to 20 years with usual care...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535964/income-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-worse-asthma-outcomes
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Juan Carlos Cardet, Margee Louisias, Tonya S King, Mario Castro, Christopher D Codispoti, Ryan Dunn, Linda Engle, B Louise Giles, Fernando Holguin, John J Lima, Dayna Long, Njira Lugogo, Sharmilee Nyenhuis, Victor E Ortega, Sima Ramratnam, Michael E Wechsler, Elliot Israel, Wanda Phipatanakul
BACKGROUND: Socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with asthma morbidity in observational studies but the factors underlying this association are uncertain. OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether three SES correlates-low income, low education, and high perceived stress- were independent risk factors for treatment failure and asthma exacerbations in the context of a randomized controlled trial (RCT). METHODS: The effect of low SES [household income (defined as <$50,000/year), household educational level (defined as less than a bachelor's degree) and high perceived stress (defined as a score of >20 on a perceived stress scale)] on asthma morbidity was analyzed in 381 participants utilizing Poisson regression models...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535960/nonoperative-management-in-children-with-early-acute-appendicitis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jane Xu, Susan Adams, Yingrui Cyril Liu, Jonathan Karpelowsky
PURPOSE: Appendectomy has remained the gold standard treatment of acute appendicitis for more than 100years. Nonoperative management (NOM) has been shown to be a valid treatment alternative for acute uncomplicated appendicitis in adults. A systematic review of available evidence comparing operative management (OM) and NOM in children with acute uncomplicated appendicitis was performed. METHODS: Systematic searches of MedLine, Embase, and a clinical trial register (https://clinicaltrials...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535926/the-impact-of-a-patient-web-communication-intervention-on-reaching-treatment-suggested-guidelines-for-chronic-diseases-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Emma Glaser, Claude Richard, Marie-Thérèse Lussier
OBJECTIVE: Examine the impact of a PACE (Prepare, Ask, Check, Express) inspired web-based communication intervention alone or combined with a workshop on reaching treatment goals for patients suffering from chronic diseases (CDs), compared to usual care. METHODS: Three arm single-blind RCT in community primary care (PC) practices. PC practitioners (n=18) had a CD patient caseload, and practicing >5 years. Patients >40 years old, English speaking, computer literate, not reaching treatment goals for hypertension, type II diabetes, and/or dyslipidemia...
May 13, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535887/discrepancies-between-protocols-and-publications-of-clinical-drug-trials-results-of-an-inception-cohort-study
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Cornelis A van den Bogert, Patrick C Souverein, Cecile Tm Brekelmans, Susan Wj Janssen, Gerard H Koëter, Hubert Gm Leufkens, Lex M Bouter
OBJECTIVE: To identify the occurrence and determinants of protocol-publication discrepancies in clinical drug trials. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: All published clinical drug trials reviewed by the Dutch Institutional Review Boards in 2007 were analyzed. Discrepancies between trial protocols and publications were measured among key reporting aspects. We evaluated the association of trial characteristics with discrepancies in primary endpoints by calculating the risk ratio (RR) and 95% confidence interval (CI)...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535578/coasting-withholding-gonadotrophins-for-preventing-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome
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REVIEW
Arianna D'Angelo, Nazar N Amso, Rudaina Hassan
BACKGROUND: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is an iatrogenic and potentially life threatening condition resulting from excessive ovarian stimulation. Reported incidence of moderate to severe OHSS ranges from 0.6% to 5% of in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. The factors contributing to OHSS have not been completely explained. The release of vasoactive substances secreted by the ovaries under human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) stimulation may play a key role in triggering this syndrome...
May 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535116/is-mannitol-the-treatment-of-choice-for-patients-with-ciguatera-fish-poisoning
#18
Michael E Mullins, Robert S Hoffman
CONTEXT: Ciguatera fish poisoning arises primarily from consumption of carnivorous reef fish caught in tropical and sub-tropical waters. Ciguatoxins, a class of tasteless, heat-stable, polycyclic toxins produced by dinoflagellates, accumulate through the food chain and concentrate in various carnivorous fish, such as groupers, barracudas, wrasses, amberjack, kingfishes, and eels. Characteristics of ciguatera fish poisoning include early nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea in the first one to two days post ingestion, followed by the appearance of sensory disturbances...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534597/metabolomics-for-improving-pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-undergoing-assisted-reproductive-technologies
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REVIEW
Charalampos S Siristatidis, Eleni Sertedaki, Dennis Vaidakis
BACKGROUND: In order to overcome the low effectiveness of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and the high incidence of multiple births, metabolomics is proposed as a non-invasive method to assess oocyte quality, embryo viability, and endometrial receptivity, and facilitate a targeted subfertility treatment. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of metabolomic assessment of oocyte quality, embryo viability, and endometrial receptivity for improving live birth or ongoing pregnancy rates in women undergoing ART, compared to conventional methods of assessment...
May 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533916/pediatric-intensive-care-stress-ulcer-prevention-pic-up-a-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomized-trial
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Mark Duffett, Karen Choong, Jennifer Foster, Elaine Gilfoyle, Jacques Lacroix, Nikhil Pai, Lehana Thabane, Deborah J Cook
BACKGROUND: Despite sparse pediatric data on effectiveness, the majority of critically ill children receive medications to prevent gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Stress ulcer prophylaxis may have unintended consequences-increasing the risk of nosocomial infections-which may be more serious and common than the bleeding which these drugs are prescribed to prevent. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in pediatric critical care are exceptionally challenging to complete, thus a rigorous pilot RCT is crucial...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
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