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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317680/risk-for-microbial-keratitis-comparative-metaanalysis-of-contact-lens-wearers-and-post-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-patients
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Jordan Masters, Mehmet Kocak, Aaron Waite
PURPOSE: To compare the risk for microbial keratitis in contact lens wearers stratified by wear schedule with the risk after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). SETTING: Hamilton Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. DESIGN: Comparative metaanalysis and literature review. METHODS: An extensive literature search was performed in the PubMed database between December 2014 and July 2015...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289821/single-dose-local-anesthetics-exhibit-a-type-dose-and-time-dependent-chondrotoxic-effect-on-chondrocytes-and-cartilage-a-systematic-review-of-the-current-literature
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Peter Cornelius Kreuz, Matthias Steinwachs, Peter Angele
PURPOSE: Many studies have shown that local anesthetics may impede chondrocyte metabolism. However, the influence of a single-dose local anesthetics is controversial. The aim of this metaanalysis was to review the literature for studies investigating the cytotoxic effects of single-dose local anesthetics on chondrocytes and cartilage. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was performed using established search engines (Medline, Embase) to identify studies, investigating the influence of single-dose local anesthetics on cartilage...
March 13, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288547/neuropsychological-correlates-of-schizotypy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-cross-sectional-studies
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Sara Siddi, Donatella Rita Petretto, Antonio Preti
INTRODUCTION: Cognitive deficits can precede the onset of psychotic episodes and predict the onset of the illness in individuals with schizotypy traits. In some studies, high levels of schizotypy were associated with impairments in memory, attention, executive functions, and verbal fluency. This review provides a more comprehensive understanding of cognitive impairments related to schizoytpy. METHODS:  A systematic review of "schizotypy and neuropsychological measures" was conducted, and it retrieved 67 studies...
March 13, 2017: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273828/association%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-serum%C3%A2-manganese%C3%A2-levels%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-alzheimer-s%C3%A2-disease%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-mild%C3%A2-cognitive%C3%A2-impairment-%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-systematic%C3%A2-review%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-meta-analysis
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Ke Du, Mingyan Liu, Yanzhu Pan, Xin Zhong, Minjie Wei
Manganese (Mn) is one of the most studied environmental heavy metals linked to Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, it remains unclear whether serum Mn levels are associated with AD and mild cognition impairment (MCI, a prodromal stage of AD). We conducted a metaanalysis to analyze the serum Mn levels in patients with AD and MCI. A systematic database search of PubMed, Web of Science, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) identified 17 studies, including 836 cases and 1254 health controls (HC)...
March 3, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266901/collaborative-approach-of-individual-participant-data-of-prospective-studies-of-de-escalation-in-non-immunosuppressed-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis
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Antonio Gutiérrez-Pizarraya, Marc Leone, Jose Garnacho-Montero, Claude Martin, Ignacio Martin-Loeches
BACKGROUND: There is a concern to conduct de-escalation in very sick patients. AIMS: To determine if de-escalation is feasible in ICU settings. METHODS: We performed a metaanalysis of published studies conducted comparing de-escalation (defined by withdrawal of at least one antimicrobial empirically prescribed, switch to a new antimicrobial with narrower spectrum and withdrawal of at least one antimicrobial plus change of another drug to a new one with narrower spectrum) in non-immunocompromised patients with sepsis admitted to ICU...
April 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245681/-does-the-sidedness-determine-the-first-line-treatment-of-irresectable-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Tamás Kullmann, István Sipőcz, Tamás Pintér
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Median life expectancy of non-resectable metastatic colorectal cancer may surpass three years. However, several points of the treatment strategy are subject of ongoing debate. Optimal sequence of targeted agents is not elucidated either. Based on retrospective analyses of six clinical studies and a metaanalysis, the superiority of anti-EGFR agents such as cetuximab and panitumumab over anti-VEGF bevacizumab has been proposed in the treatment of left sided tumours...
March 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236811/neuropsychological-performance-changes-following-subthalamic-versus-pallidal-deep-brain-stimulation-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review-and-metaanalysis
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Ahmed Elgebaly, Mohamed Elfil, Attia Attia, Mayar Magdy, Ahmed Negida
BACKGROUND: Studies comparing subthalamus (STN) and globus pallidus internus (GPi) deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the management of Parkinson's disease in terms of neuropsychological performance are scarce and heterogeneous. Therefore, we performed a systematic review and metaanalysis to compare neuropsychological outcomes following STN DBS versus GPi DBS. METHODS: A computer literature search of PubMed, the Web of Science, and Cochrane Central was conducted. Records were screened for eligible studies, and data were extracted and synthesized using Review Manager (v...
February 27, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206891/survival-of-adhesive-restorations-for-primary-molars-a-systematic-review-and-metaanalysis-of-clinical-trials
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Ana Paula Santos, Ianny K D Moreira, Ana Carolina Scarpelli, Isabela A Pordeus, Saul M Paiva, Carolina C Martins
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the scientific evidence regarding the survival and clinical performance of adhesive materials for primary molars, comparing composite resin (CR), conventional glass ionomer cement (GIC), resin-modified glass ionomer (RMGIC), silver-reinforced glass ionomer cement, and compomer. METHODS: Six databases were searched without restrictions regarding language or year of publication. Meta-analysis was conducted; risk ratios (RRs) and 95 percent confidence intervals (95% CI) were calculated...
October 15, 2016: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202743/the-cost-effectiveness-of-sequences-of-biological-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drug-treatment-in-england-for-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-who-can-tolerate-methotrexate
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Matt D Stevenson, Allan J Wailoo, Jonathan C Tosh, Monica Hernandez-Alava, Laura A Gibson, John W Stevens, Rachel J Archer, Emma L Simpson, Emma S Hock, Adam Young, David L Scott
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain whether strategies of treatment with a biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (bDMARD) are cost-effective in an English setting. Results are presented for those patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and those with severe RA. METHODS: An economic model to assess the cost-effectiveness of 7 bDMARD was developed. A systematic literature review and network metaanalysis was undertaken to establish relative clinical effectiveness...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196551/effects-of-hospital-palliative-care-on-health-length-of-stay-and-in-hospital-mortality-across-intensive-and-non-intensive-care-units-a-systematic-review-and-metaanalysis
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Xibei Liu, Yaser Dawod, Alex Wonnaparhown, Amaan Shafi, Loomee Doo, Ji Won Yoo, Eunjeong Ko, Youn Seon Choi
OBJECTIVE: Hospital palliative care has been shown to improve quality of life and optimize hospital utilization for seriously ill patients who need intensive care. The present review examined whether hospital palliative care in intensive care (ICU) and non-ICU settings will influence hospital length of stay and in-hospital mortality. METHOD: A systematic search of CINAHL/EBSCO, the Cochrane Library, Google Scholar, MEDLINE/Ovid, PubMed, and the Web of Science through 12 October 2016 identified 16 studies that examined the effects of hospital palliative care and reported on hospital length of stay and in-hospital death...
February 15, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184421/risk-of-active-tuberculosis-in-patients-with-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-metaanalysis
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Matthew P Cheng, Claire Nour Abou Chakra, Cedric P Yansouni, Sonya Cnossen, Ian Shrier, Dick Menzies, Christina Greenaway
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 13, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182208/systematic-review-and-metaanalysis-of-acute-kidney-injury-associated-with-concomitant-vancomycin-and-piperacillin-tazobactam
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Drayton A Hammond, Melanie N Smith, Chenghui Li, Sarah M Hayes, Katherine Lusardi, P Brandon Bookstaver
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164670/prognostic-value-of-expression-of-micrornas-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Bingxiang Zhan, Dapeng Lu, Peng Luo, Baolong Wang
BACKGROUND: microRNAs are widely involved in a variety of life processes and considered as potential biomarkers of tumor prognosis. A growing number of studies have documented that miRNAs were associated with outcome in NSCLC patients and can act as a prognostic marker. However, existing studies concerning the relationship between miRNAs and outcome in NSCLC patients were contentious and dispersive. Therefore, a systematic metaanalysis to explore the prognostic value of miRNAs on NSCLC patients is urgently needed...
November 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164573/association-studies-of-cyp1a1-exon7-polymorphism-and-gstm1-interaction-with-esophageal-cancer-risk-a-meta-analysis-in-the-chinese-population
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Xin-Ping Chen, Da-Feng Xu, Wei-Hua Xu, Zhi-Chao Ma, Jia Yao, Sheng-Miao Fu
BACKGROUND: Although many epidemiological studies have investigated the CYP1A1 exon7 polymorphism and -GSTM1 interaction with esophageal cancer (EC), definite conclusions cannot be drawn. This study was conducted to explore this association in the Chinese population using meta-analysis. METHODS: Relevant studies were identified from PubMed, Springer Link, Ovid, Chinese Wanfang Data Knowledge Service Platform, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, and Chinese Biology Medicine databases published through August 2015...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162124/clinical-implications-and-quality-of-evidence-in-metaanalysis-about-effects-of-palliative-care-in-critically-ill-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Alex Wonnaparhown, Amaan Shafi, Xibei Liu, Angela H Villamagna, Michael Lee, Shunichi Nakagawa, Ji Won Yoo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110890/safety-of-endovascular-intervention-for-stroke-on-therapeutic-anticoagulation-multicenter-cohort-study-and-meta-analysis
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Donna Kurowski, Karin Jonczak, Qaisar Shah, Shadi Yaghi, Randolph S Marshall, Haroon Ahmad, James McKinney, Jose Torres, Koto Ishida, Brett Cucchiara
INTRODUCTION: Intravenous (IV) tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is contraindicated in therapeutically anti-coagulated patients. Such patients may be considered for endovascular intervention. However, there are limited data on its safety. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a multicenter retrospective study of patients undergoing endovascular intervention for acute ischemic stroke while on therapeutic anticoagulation. We compared the observed rate of National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke defined symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) with risk-adjusted historical control rates of sICH after IV tPA using weighted averages of the hemorrhage after thrombolysis (HAT) and Multicenter Stroke Survey (MSS) prediction scores...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058096/breast-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-a-literature-review-of-adjuvant-hormonal-therapy
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REVIEW
Stephen Kinsey-Trotman, Zumin Shi, Beverley Fosh
This review paper analyzed publications of adjuvant tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitor use following surgery for breast ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Key endpoint analyses were risk of invasive and noninvasive malignancies and new contralateral breast cancers. Metaanalysis of three studies showed a relative risk of 0.69 (95% confidence interval, 0.60-0.79, P<0.05) for breast malignancies with tamoxifen treatment in a mixed radiotherapy treatment/naïve cohort. Subgroup analysis of DCIS populations in multiple studies showed a trend to benefit with aromatase inhibitor treatment...
October 10, 2016: Oncology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049817/global-urban-signatures-of-phenotypic-change-in-animal-and-plant-populations
#18
Marina Alberti, Cristian Correa, John M Marzluff, Andrew P Hendry, Eric P Palkovacs, Kiyoko M Gotanda, Victoria M Hunt, Travis M Apgar, Yuyu Zhou
Humans challenge the phenotypic, genetic, and cultural makeup of species by affecting the fitness landscapes on which they evolve. Recent studies show that cities might play a major role in contemporary evolution by accelerating phenotypic changes in wildlife, including animals, plants, fungi, and other organisms. Many studies of ecoevolutionary change have focused on anthropogenic drivers, but none of these studies has specifically examined the role that urbanization plays in ecoevolution or explicitly examined its mechanisms...
January 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048415/su-f-p-52-a-meta-analysis-of-controlled-clinical-trials-comparing-elective-nodal-irradiation-with-involved-field-irradiation-for-conformal-or-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-esophageal-cancer
#19
W Bai, R Zhang, Z Zhou, X Qiao
PURPOSE: To compare elective nodal irradiation with involved-field irradiation for three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy or intensity-modulated radiotherapy in patients with esophageal cancer by a metaanalysis. METHODS: Wanfang, CNKI, VIP, CBM databases, PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library were searched to identify the controlled clinical trials of elective nodal irradiation with involved-field irradiation for three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy or intensity-modulated radiotherapy in patients with esophageal cancer...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025609/indications-for-tonsillectomy-stratified-by-the-level-of-evidence
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REVIEW
Jochen P Windfuhr
Background: One of the most significant clinical trials, demonstrating the efficacy of tonsillectomy (TE) for recurrent throat infection in severely affected children, was published in 1984. This systematic review was undertaken to compile various indications for TE as suggested in the literature after 1984 and to stratify the papers according to the current concept of evidence-based medicine. Material and methods: A systematic Medline research was performed using the key word of "tonsillectomy" in combination with different filters such as "systematic reviews", "meta-analysis", "English", "German", and "from 1984/01/01 to 2015/05/31"...
2016: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
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