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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542373/comparative-effectiveness-of-oral-antidiabetic-drugs-in-preventing-cardiovascular-mortality-and-morbidity-a-network-meta-analysis
#1
Gyeongsil Lee, Seung-Won Oh, Seung-Sik Hwang, Ji Won Yoon, Sungchan Kang, Hee-Kyung Joh, Hyuktae Kwon, Jeehyun Kim, Danbee Park
In the Guidance for Industry from the Food and Drug Administration in 2008, excess cardiovascular risk should be ruled out in trials of all new antidiabetic drugs; however, relatively few studies have focused on cardiovascular safety with antidiabetic drug use. We aimed to examine mortality and cardiovascular risk using a network meta-analysis. We searched the Medline, Embase, Cochrane, and ClinicalTrials.gov registry databases in March 2016 to identify randomized controlled trials reporting cardiovascular risk with the following oral antidiabetic drugs: metformin, sulfonylureas, thiazolidinedione (TZD), dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) inhibitors, and sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538415/network-meta-analysis-of-chinese-herbal-injections-combined-with-the-chemotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-pancreatic-cancer
#2
Dan Zhang, Jiarui Wu, Shi Liu, Xiaomeng Zhang, Bing Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study sought to use a network meta-analysis to assess the effectiveness and safety of Chinese herbal injections (CHIs) combined with the chemotherapy for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) regarding CHIs to treat pancreatic cancer were searched in PubMed, the Cochrane library, Embase, the China National Knowledge Infrastructure Database (CNKI), the Wan-Fang Database, the Chinese Scientific Journals Full-text Database (VIP), and the Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (SinoMed) up to November 2016...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538396/effects-of-teriparatide-versus-alendronate-for-treatment-of-postmenopausal-osteoporosis-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ya-Kang Wang, Si-Qing Qin, Tao Ma, Wei Song, Ren-Qi Jiang, Jian-Bin Guo, Kun Li, Yu-Min Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Osteoporosis remains a clinical challenge. Teriparatide is an anabolic drug and alendronate is an antiresorptive agent; both are used in the treatment of osteoporosis. Comprehensive reviews investigating the comparative safety and efficacy of teriparatide versus alendronate are scarce. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the safety and efficacy of teriparatide versus alendronate for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538366/preventing-necrotizing-enterocolitis-by-food-additives-in-neonates-a-network-meta-analysis-revealing-the-efficacy-and-safety
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Wentao Yu, Wu Sui, Linsong Mu, Wenying Yi, Haijuan Li, Liqin Wei, Weihong Yin
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a serious multifactorial gastrointestinal disease which is often discovered in premature infants. Various additives have been used to prevent NEC; yet, their relative efficacy and safety remain disputed. This study aims to compare the efficacy and safety of 5 food additives, namely, probiotics, probiotics + fructo-oligosaccharides, pentoxifylline, arginine, and lactoferrin in preventing NEC in neonates. METHODS: Embase, PubMed, and Cochrane Library had been searched for all eligible randomized control trials...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533918/5-aminosalicylates-to-maintain-remission-in-crohn-s-disease-interpreting-conflicting-systematic-review-evidence
#5
EDITORIAL
Morris Gordon
5-Aminosalicylates are a class of anti-inflammatory agents that have been used for decades in inflammatory bowel disease. Whilst they are first line for induction and an option for maintenance of remission in ulcerative colitis, the picture in Crohn's disease is variable. For maintenance of remission, key Cochrane systematic reviews have found conflicting results between the medical and surgical induced contexts. In this piece, the possible reasons for this are considered. It is proposed that clinicians should consider 5-aminosalicylates agents an option to maintain remission post-surgery...
May 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533490/is-folfoxiri-alone-or-combined-with-targeted-therapy-administered-as-first-line-treatment-a-reasonable-choice-for-most-patients-with-mcrc-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#6
Mingyi Zhou, Ping Yu, Dengue Bilibili Hernick Davin, Yanrong Li, Yuanhe Wang, Lingyu Fu, Jingdong Zhang
Whether the intensive administration of folinic acid, 5-fluorouracil, oxaliplatin and irinotecan (FOLFOXIRI) alone or combined with target therapy as first-line treatment could improve the prognosis of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients is controversial. PubMed, the Cochrane Collaboration Central Register of Controlled Clinical Trials, Cochrane Systematic Reviews, ClinicalTrials.gov, the databases of conferences were queried to identify RCTs evaluating the efficacies and toxicities of intensive therapies used for first-line treatment of mCRC patients...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532780/meta-analysis-comparing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-to-drug-eluting-stents-and-to-medical-therapy-alone-for-left-main-coronary-artery-disease
#7
Rahman Shah, Mohamed S Morsy, Darryl S Weiman, George W Vetrovec
Historically, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery has been the standard revascularization method for unprotected left main coronary artery (LMCA) disease. Over the last decade, several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have shown favorable results for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stent (DES) compared with CABG; however, no RCT has been conducted directly comparing DESs with medical therapy alone (MTA). Furthermore, the 2 most recently reported larger RCTs, using new-generation DESs reached somewhat conflicting conclusions comparing the 2 revascularization strategies...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529720/recent-advances-in-metacommunities-and-meta-ecosystem-theories
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REVIEW
Frédéric Guichard
Metacommunity theory has provided many insights into the general problem of local versus regional control of species diversity and relative abundance. The metacommunity framework has been extended from competitive interactions to whole food webs that can be described as spatial networks of interaction networks. Trophic metacommunity theory greatly contributed to resolving the community complexity-stability debate by predicting its dependence on the regional spatial context. The meta-ecosystem framework has since been suggested as a useful simplification of complex ecosystems to apply this spatial context to spatial flows of both individuals and matter...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529532/the-effect-of-three-different-meditation-exercises-on-hypertension-a-network-meta-analysis
#9
Hongchang Yang, Xueping Wu, Min Wang
We aimed to use the pairwise and network meta-analysis to estimate the effects of different meditation exercises on the control of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP). Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were retrieved from PubMed and Embase up to June 2016, which are published in English and reported on meditation exercise for hypertensive patients. Risks of bias assessment of the included studies were assessed by Cochrane Collaboration Recommendations and network meta-analysis was performed by ADDIS...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526850/drought-and-child-mortality-a-meta-analysis-of-small-scale-surveys-from-ethiopia
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Tefera Darge Delbiso, Chiara Altare, Jose Manuel Rodriguez-Llanes, Shannon Doocy, Debarati Guha-Sapir
Despite the intuitive connection between drought and mortality, we still lack a sound quantitative synthesis of evidence drawn from the available data. In this study, we estimate the pooled under-five death rates (U5DR) and assess the effect of drought on child death in Ethiopia. Small-scale mortality surveys were searched from the Complex Emergency Database and then aggregated spatially and temporally with drought exposure data from the Global Drought Monitor and food insecurity data from the Famine Early Warning Systems Network...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526630/what-is-the-impact-of-bariatric-surgery-on-erectile-function-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Felipe Placco Araujo Glina, Júlia Walter de Freitas Barboza, Victor Moises Nunes, Sidney Glina, Wanderley Marques Bernardo
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a worldwide public health issue that has severe psychological and social implications. Erectile dysfunction also is a prevalent clinical situation, and obesity is one of the primary risk factors for its development. AIM: To determine whether bariatric surgery can lessen erectile dysfunction in obese men because of evidence showing that weight loss in obese men contributes to decreasing erectile dysfunction and bariatric surgery contributes to significant weight loss...
May 16, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526060/comparison-of-the-effect-of-oral-care-with-four-different-antiseptics-to-prevent-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-adults-protocol-for-a-network-meta-analysis
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Zhigang Zhang, Yuying Hou, Jun Zhang, Bo Wang, Juxia Zhang, Ailing Yang, Ge Li, Jinhui Tian
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is defined as the occurrence of pneumonia in patients receiving mechanical ventilation for more than 48 h after endotracheal intubation. The implementation of effective oral care with antiseptics may reduce the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia. However, previous studies have been unclear about the best antiseptic for this purpose. Therefore, present protocol proposed to perform a network meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of different antiseptics to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia...
May 19, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522244/low-molecular-weight-heparin-and-the-relative-risk-of-surgical-site-bleeding-complications-results-of-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-of-venous-thromboprophylaxis-in-patients-after-total-joint-arthroplasty
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REVIEW
Kary Suen, Roger N Westh, Leonid Churilov, Andrew J Hardidge
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism causes significant morbidity and mortality in patients after total joint arthroplasty. Although network meta-analyses have demonstrated a benefit of various thromboprophylactic agents, there remains a concern in the surgical community regarding the resulting wound complications. There is currently no systematic review of the surgical site bleeding complications of thromboprophylactic agents. The aim of this study was to systematically review the surgical site bleeding outcomes of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in this population...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522221/comparative-efficacy-and-safety-of-different-circumcisions-for-patients-with-redundant-prepuce-or-phimosis-a-network-meta-analysis
#14
REVIEW
Chuiguo Huang, Pan Song, Changbao Xu, Ruofan Wang, Lei Wei, Xinghua Zhao
BACKGROUND: Phimosis and redundant prepuce are defined as the inability of the foreskin to be retracted behind the glans penis in uncircumcised males. To synthesize the evidence and provide the hierarchies of different circumcisions for phimosis and redundant prepuce, we performed an overall network meta-analysis (NMA) based on their comparative efficacy and safety. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Electronic databases including PubMed, Embase, Wan Fang, VIP, CNKI and CBM database were researched from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) for redundant prepuce or phimosis...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521007/computing-the-social-brain-connectome-across-systems-and-states
#15
Daniel Alcalá-López, Jonathan Smallwood, Elizabeth Jefferies, Frank Van Overwalle, Kai Vogeley, Rogier B Mars, Bruce I Turetsky, Angela R Laird, Peter T Fox, Simon B Eickhoff, Danilo Bzdok
Social skills probably emerge from the interaction between different neural processing levels. However, social neuroscience is fragmented into highly specialized, rarely cross-referenced topics. The present study attempts a systematic reconciliation by deriving a social brain definition from neural activity meta-analyses on social-cognitive capacities. The social brain was characterized by meta-analytic connectivity modeling evaluating coactivation in task-focused brain states and physiological fluctuations evaluating correlations in task-free brain states...
May 18, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520216/evaluation-of-prediction-of-polymorphisms-of-dna-repair-genes-on-the-efficacy-of-platinum-based-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-network-meta-analysis
#16
Bao-Hong Fu, Xiao-Lin Yu, Qiang Zhang, Xin-Long Huo, Li-Jie Liu, Xin Li, Li-Xin Dong
This network meta-analysis (NMA) was conducted to compare the predictive value of 14 SNPs in 8 DNA repair genes on the efficacy of platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). These included ERCC1 (rs11615, rs3212986, rs3212948), XRCC1 (rs25487, rs25489, rs1799782), XPD (rs13181, rs1799793), XPG (rs1047768, rs17655), XPA (rs1800975), XRCC3 (rs861539), APE1 (rs3136820) and RRM1 (rs1042858). The PubMed and Cochrane library databases were reviewed from their inception to February 2017 and studies which met our inclusion criteria were included in our investigation...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515720/computational-exploration-of-putative-luxr-solos-in-archaea-and-their-functional-implications-in-quorum-sensing
#17
Akanksha Rajput, Manoj Kumar
LuxR solos are unexplored in Archaea, despite their vital role in the bacterial regulatory network. They assist bacteria in perceiving acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs) and/or non-AHLs signaling molecules for establishing intraspecies, interspecies, and interkingdom communication. In this study, we explored the potential LuxR solos of Archaea from InterPro v62.0 meta-database employing taxonomic, probable function, distribution, and evolutionary aspects to decipher their role in quorum sensing (QS). Our bioinformatics analyses showed that putative LuxR solos of Archaea shared few conserved domains with bacterial LuxR despite having less similarity within proteins...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515426/tolerability-of-opioid-analgesia-for-chronic-pain-a-network-meta-analysis
#18
Zengdong Meng, Jing Yu, Michael Acuff, Chong Luo, Sanrong Wang, Lehua Yu, Rongzhong Huang
Aim of this study was to study the tolerability of opioid analgesia by performing a network meta-analysis (NMA) of randomized-controlled trials (RCTs) which investigated effectiveness of opioids for the management of chronic pain. Research articles reporting outcomes of RCT/s comparing 2 or more opioid analgesics for the management of chronic pain were obtained by database search. Bayesian NMAs were performed to combine direct comparisons between treatments with that of indirect simulated evidence. Study endpoints were: incidence of adverse events, incidence of constipation, trial withdrawal rate, and patient satisfaction with treatment...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514722/the-interventional-effect-of-new-drugs-combined-with-the-stupp-protocol-on-glioblastoma-a-network-meta-analysis
#19
Mei Li, Xiangqi Song, Jun Zhu, Aijun Fu, Jianmin Li, Tong Chen
OBJECTIVE: New therapeutic agents in combination with the standard Stupp protocol (a protocol about the temozolomide combined with radiotherapy treatment with glioblastoma was research by Stupp R in 2005) were assessed to evaluate whether they were superior to the Stupp protocol alone, to determine the optimum treatment regimen for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We implemented a search strategy to identify studies in the following databases: PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, CNKI, CBM, Wanfang, and VIP, and assessed the quality of extracted data from the trials included...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514316/new-idea-for-treatment-strategies-for-barcelona-clinic-liver-cancer-stages-based-on-a-network-meta-analysis
#20
Kun Li, Hai-Tao Wang, Yu-Kun He, Tao Guo
BACKGROUND: Currently, the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer staging (BCLC) system still remains controversies in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma. We are trying to determine the best therapeutic strategy for each BCLC stage through a network meta-analysis and provide a new treatment idea. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature search of the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases and extracted data from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared various strategies...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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