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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914720/improving-publication-quality-and-quantity-for%C3%A2-acute-care-authors-from-low-and-middle-income-settings
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Stevan R Bruijns, Megan Banner, Gabrielle A Jacquet
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Researchers from low- and middle-income countries have limited access to publishing and editing resources. This study describes a journal-initiated platform to improve publication quantity and quality in Sub-Saharan Africa emergency care research: Author Assist. METHODS: This is a descriptive report of a quality improvement project of referrals to the African Journal of Emergency Medicine's (AfJEM's) Author Assist program between January 2011 and December 2015...
November 30, 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913868/kanski-s-clinical-ophthalmology-a-systematic-approach-eighth-edition-brad-bowling-2016-917pp-2-600-illustrations-isbn-9780702055720-elsevier
#2
Barry R Masters
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 3, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905672/oral-astragalus-huang-qi-for-preventing-frequent-episodes-of-acute-respiratory-tract-infection-in-children
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REVIEW
Guobin Su, Xiankun Chen, Zhuangzhu Liu, Lihong Yang, La Zhang, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, Zehuai Wen, Xinfeng Guo, Xindong Qin, Jueyao Liang, Xusheng Liu
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) are common in children and can involve both upper and lower airways. Many children experience frequent ARTI episodes or recurrent respiratory tract infections (RRTIs) in early life, which creates challenges for paediatricians, primary care physicians, parents and carers of children.In China, Astragalus (Huang qi), alone or in combination with other herbs, is used by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners in the form of a water extract, to reduce the risk of ARTIs; it is believed to stimulate the immune system...
December 1, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904568/meta-analysis-of-studies-comparing-adjuvant-dexamethasone-to-glycerol-to-improve-clinical-outcome-of-bacterial-meningitis
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REVIEW
Siavash Vaziri, Fiezollah Mansouri, Babak Sayad, Keyghobad Ghadiri, Elham Torkashvand, Mansour Rezaei, Farid Najafi, Mohsen Azizi
BACKGROUND: Neurological complications are a problematic factor in acute bacterial meningitis; hence, its prevention is the key to ensure the success of meningitis treatment. Glycerol and dexamethasone are both applied in this regard. Oral glycerol is an appropriate alternative instead of intravenous dexamethasone because it does not have problems related to intravenous injection, the high cost, and drug complications. The main objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of adjuvant dexamethasone versus glycerol in order to improve the clinical outcome of bacterial meningitis...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900543/stroke-6th-edition-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-management-by-james-c-grotta-gregory-w-albers-joseph-p-broderick-scott-e-kasner-eng-h-lo-a-david-mendelow-ralph-l-sacco-and-lawrence-k-s-wong-2016-1504-pages-us-405-00-hardcover-isbn-9780323295444-elsevier
#5
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889768/clinical-utility-of-serum-cystatin-c-in-predicting-diabetic-nephropathy-among-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-a-meta-analysis
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Baoqin Zhou, Honghong Zou, Gaosi Xu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Clinically, there is lack of predictors for diabetic nephropathy (DN) in diabetes mellitus (DM) without microalbuminuria, macroalbuminuria or retinopathy. METHODS: PubMed, Chinese Biomedical Database, Cochrane Library, EMBASE and Elsevier Database were searched from inception to August 13, 2016. Studies involving patients with DM and containing data on cystatin C measurements and the measured glomerular filtration rate (mGFR) were included. Pooled sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value and other diagnostic indices were evaluated using a random effect model...
November 28, 2016: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882210/factors-affecting-hookah-smoking-trend-in-the-society-a-review-article
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REVIEW
Victoria Momenabadi, Mohammad Hossein Kaveh PhD, Seyed Yaser Hashemi, Vahid Reza Borhaninejad
BACKGROUND: An increase in hookah smoking is considered to be a serious health problem in societies withdifferent cigarette smoking patterns. Thus, determinants of increase in this behavior are needed to beidentified. This study aimed to review the articles related to the causes of hookah smoking in the society. METHODS: This study reviewed the scientific references of authentic databases and journals, including Web ofScience, PubMed, Iranian Databases, Elsevier, Embase, Scopus, MEDLINE, CINAHL, CDC, and WorldHealth Organization (WHO)...
April 2016: Addiction & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878629/clinical-outcomes-in-pediatric-patients-hospitalized-with-fulminant-myocarditis-requiring-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Haolan Xiong, Bingqing Xia, Jingyu Zhu, Binfei Li, Wenqi Huang
We conducted a meta-analysis to provide the survival rates for pediatric patients hospitalized with fulminant myocarditis requiring ECMO. The literature search was conducted using Embase, PubMed, MEDLINE and Elsevier for studies published before April 1, 2016. We focus on survival rates for pediatric patients hospitalized with fulminant myocarditis requiring ECMO, and studies that reported only on adult patients were excluded. Summary of the survival rates was obtained using fixed-effect or random-effect meta-analysis which determined by I (2)...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876346/withdrawn-45th-annual-meeting-of-the-european-teratology-society
#9
(no author information available yet)
This article has been withdrawn at the request of the editor. The Publisher apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. The full Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal can be found at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/withdrawalpolicy.
July 14, 2016: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875541/new-perspective-on-impact-of-folic-acid-supplementation-during-pregnancy-on-neurodevelopment-autism-in-the-offspring-children-a-systematic-review
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Yunfei Gao, Chao Sheng, Ri-Hua Xie, Wen Sun, Elizabeth Asztalos, Diane Moddemann, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, Mark Walker, Shi Wu Wen
It has been conclusively established that folic acid supplementation prior to and during early pregnancy (up to 12 weeks of gestation) can prevent neural tube defects (NTDs). We hypothesized that folate effects may extend from neuro-structural defects to alterations in neuro-behavioural and emotional skills including autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other developmental disorders. The objective of this review was to comprehensively evaluate evidence on the impact of folic acid on neurodevelopment other than NTDs...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875033/comparison-of-preoperative-hair-removal-methods-for-the-reduction-of-surgical-site-infections-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Dingmei Shi, Yao Yao, Weifei Yu
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of different methods of preoperative hair removal in reducing surgical site infections (SSIs). BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a major source of morbidity and prolonged hospitalization following surgery. However, there is a lack of data regarding the impact of different preoperative hair removal techniques on the incidence of SSIs. DESIGN: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866335/ophthalmic-pathology-yanoff-m-and-sassani-jw-2015-print-version-with-expert-consult-online-access-of-e-content-or-kindle-e-book-format-isbn-978-1-4557-2874-9-elsevier
#12
Zélia M Corrêa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859320/advanced-literature-analysis-in-a-big-data-world
#13
Chris Cheadle, Hongbao Cao, Andrey Kalinin, Jaqui Hodgkinson
Comprehensive data mining of the scientific literature has become an increasing challenge. To address this challenge, Elsevier's Pathway Studio software uses the techniques of natural language processing to systematically extract specific biological information from journal articles and abstracts that is then used to create a very large, structured, and constantly expanding literature knowledgebase. Highly sophisticated visualization tools allow the user to interactively explore the vast number of connections created and stored in the Pathway Studio database...
November 10, 2016: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858145/role-of-antioxidants-in-prevention-of-age-related-hearing-loss-a-review-of-literature
#14
REVIEW
Elham Tavanai, Ghassem Mohammadkhani
Age-related hearing loss (ARHL), also known as presbycusis, is one of the most prevalent chronic degenerative conditions. It is characterized by a decline in auditory function. ARHL is caused by the interaction of multiple factors, including cochlear aging, environment, genetic predisposition, and health comorbidities. The primary pathology of ARHL includes the hair cells loss, stria vascularis atrophy, and loss of spiral ganglion neurons as well as the changes in central auditory pathways. The research to date suggests that oxidative stress and mitochondrial DNA deletion (mtDNA) play a major role in pathophysiology of ARHL...
November 17, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846936/-ccafu-french-national-guidelines-2016-2018-on-prostate-cancer
#15
F Rozet, C Hennequin, J-B Beauval, P Beuzeboc, L Cormier, G Fromont, P Mongiat-Artus, A Ouzzane, G Ploussard, D Azria, I Brenot-Rossi, G Cancel-Tassin, O Cussenot, T Lebret, X Rebillard, M Soulié, R Renard-Penna, A Méjean
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the guidelines national committee CCAFU was to propose updated french guidelines for localized and metastatic prostate cancer (PCa). METHODS: A Medline search was achieved between 2013 and 2016, as regards diagnosis, options of treatment and follow-up of PCa, to evaluate different references with levels of evidence. RESULTS: Epidemiology, classification, staging systems, diagnostic evaluation are reported. Disease management options are detailed...
November 2016: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846935/-ccafu-french-national-guidelines-2016-2018-on-bladder-cancer
#16
M Rouprêt, Y Neuzillet, A Masson-Lecomte, P Colin, E Compérat, F Dubosq, N Houédé, S Larré, G Pignot, P Puech, M Roumiguié, E Xylinas, A Méjean
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the guidelines national committee CCAFU on bladder cancer was to propose updated french guidelines for non-muscle invasive (NMIBC) and invasive (MIBC) bladder cancers. METHODS: A Medline search was achieved between 2013 and 2016, as regards diagnosis, options of treatment and follow-up of bladder cancer, to evaluate different references with levels of evidence. RESULTS: Diagnosis of NMIBC (Ta, T1, CIS) is based on a complete deep resection of the tumour...
November 2016: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846934/-ccafu-french-national-guidelines-2016-2018-on-upper-tract-tumors
#17
M Rouprêt, P Colin, E Xylinas, E Compérat, F Dubosq, N Houédé, S Larré, A Masson-Lecomte, Y Neuzillet, G Pignot, P Puech, M Roumiguié, A Méjean
INTRODUCTION: The purpose was to propose an update of the french guidelines from the national committee CCAFU on upper tract urothelial carcinomas (UTUC). METHODS: A systematic Medline search was performed between 2013 and 2016, as regards diagnosis, options of treatment and follow-up of UTUC, to evaluate different references with levels of evidence. RESULTS: The diagnosis of this rare pathology is based on CT-scan acquisition during excretion and ureteroscopy with histological biopsies...
November 2016: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846933/-ccafu-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guidelines-2016-2018
#18
(no author information available yet)
The purpose of this paper is to report the updating process of the CCAFU evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG), on urinary and genital tracts management, which was edited in 2013. Updating of CPG is a continuous process based on systematic search of the scientific literature aiming to identify clinical questions to be updated. The CPGs were defined following the RPC methodology based on evidence synthesis and explicit and transparent experts'opinion and on the ADAPTE methodology when good quality guidelines were available...
November 2016: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846932/-ccafu-french-national-guidelines-2016-2018-on-renal-cancer
#19
K Bensalah, L Albiges, J-C Bernhard, P Bigot, T Bodin, R Boissier, J-M Corréas, P Gimel, J-A Long, F-X Nouhaud, I Ouzaïd, P Paparel, N Rioux-Leclercq, A Méjean
The previous guidelines from the Cancer Committee of the Association Française d'Urologie were published in 2013. We wanted this new version to be simple, clear and straightforward. All significant recent publications on kidney cancer have been included. The main changes compared to 2013 are the following: © 2016 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
November 2016: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846931/-ccafu-french-national-guidelines-2016-2018-on-retroperitoneal-sarcoma
#20
T Murez, A Fléchon, L Rocher, P Camparo, N Morel-Journel, P-H Savoie, L Ferretti, P Sèbe, A Méjean, X Durand
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this article was established by the external genitalia group CCAFU recommandations for diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of retroperitoneal sarcomas, intended for urologists. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The multidisciplinary working group has updated the 2013 guidelines, based on an exhaustive review of the literature on PubMed, valued references, level of evidence, to assign grades of recommendation. RESULTS: From a clinical suspicion evoking a RPS, computed tomography thoraco abdominal and pelvic is the gold standard...
November 2016: Progrès en Urologie
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