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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718878/deep-brain-and-cortical-stimulation-for-epilepsy
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Mathieu Sprengers, Kristl Vonck, Evelien Carrette, Anthony G Marson, Paul Boon
BACKGROUND: Despite optimal medical treatment, including epilepsy surgery, many epilepsy patients have uncontrolled seizures. Since the 1970s interest has grown in invasive intracranial neurostimulation as a treatment for these patients. Intracranial stimulation includes both deep brain stimulation (DBS) (stimulation through depth electrodes) and cortical stimulation (subdural electrodes). This is an updated version of a previous Cochrane review published in 2014. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of DBS and cortical stimulation for refractory epilepsy based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
July 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714362/impact-of-tumor-architecture-on-disease-recurrence-and-cancer-specific-mortality-of-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-treated-with-radical-nephroureterectomy
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Bo Fan, Bin Hu, Qingmin Yuan, Shuang Wen, Tianqing Liu, Shanshan Bai, Xiaofeng Qi, Xin Wang, Deyong Yang, Xiuzhen Sun, Xishuang Song
Upper tract urinary carcinoma (UTUC) is a relatively uncommon but aggressive disease. Recent publications have assessed the prognostic significance of tumor architecture in UTUC, but there is still controversy regarding the significance and importance of tumor architecture on disease recurrence. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 101 patients with clinical UTUC who had undergone surgery. Univariate and multivariate analyses were conducted to identify factors associated with disease recurrence and cancer-specific mortality...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711679/reproducibility-of-studies-on-text-mining-for-citation-screening-in-systematic-reviews-evaluation-and-checklist
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Babatunde Kazeem Olorisade, Pearl Brereton, Peter Andras
CONTEXT: Independent validation of published scientific results through study replication is a pre-condition for accepting the validity of such results. In computation research, full replication is often unrealistic for independent results validation, therefore, study reproduction has been justified as the minimum acceptable standard to evaluate the validity of scientific claims. The application of text mining techniques to citation screening in the context of systematic literature reviews is a relatively young and growing computational field with high relevance for software engineering, medical research and other fields...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659510/swedish-massage-a-systematic-review-of-its-physical-and-psychological-benefits
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Débora M Barreto, Marcus V A Batista
Context • Swedish massage is the systematic application of manual pressure and the movement of soft tissue, with rhythmical pressure and stroking to obtain or maintain health. Studies have revealed its many benefits. Objective • The aim of the current study was to determine the results of past studies that evaluated the benefits of Swedish massage for various populations and to highlight its relevance as an alternative medical practice in health promotion and disease prevention. Methods • The research team performed a review of the literature using the key terms massage, relaxation, and benefits of massage...
April 2017: Advances in Mind-body Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633125/primary-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-thyroid-case-report-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Florian Struller, Moritz Senne, Claudius Falch, Andreas Kirschniak, Alfred Konigsrainer, Sven Muller
BACKGROUND: Primary squamous cell cancer (PSCC) of thyroid is a rare malignancy with poor prognosis. It is mandatory to exclude secondary involvement of the thyroid by panendoscopy, CT-scan and immunohistochemical analysis. As treatment surgery, radiation and rarely chemotherapy is employed. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was conducted searching medline and embase database using the medical subject headings "primary squamous cell carcinoma of thyroid" and "primary squamous cell cancer of thyroid", for articles published until April 2016 (n=1733)...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615422/prognostic-factors-for-chronic-headache-a-systematic-review
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Katrin Probyn, Hannah Bowers, Fiona Caldwell, Dipesh Mistry, Martin Underwood, Manjit Matharu, Tamar Pincus
OBJECTIVE: To identify predictors of prognosis and trial outcomes in prospective studies of people with chronic headache. METHODS: This was a systematic review of published literature in peer-reviewed journals. We included (1) randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of interventions for chronic headache that reported subgroup analyses and (2) prospective cohort studies, published in English, since 1980. Participants included adults with chronic headache (including chronic headache, chronic migraine, and chronic tension-type headache with or without medication overuse headache)...
June 14, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561328/inferior-thyroid-artery-ligation-increases-hypocalcemia-after-thyroidectomy-a-meta-analysis
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Alvaro Sanabria, Luiz P Kowalski, Francesco Tartaglia
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of truncal ligation of the inferior thyroid artery in comparison with ligation of secondary branches as a risk factor for postoperative hypocalcemia. DATA SOURCES: A search was conducted using the Medical Subject Headings and free-text terms "thyroid*" and "truncal ligation*" in PubMed Central, PubMed, Embase, and Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature databases for trials published between January 1985 and October 2016...
May 31, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517369/treatment-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis-non-responders-a-systematic-review
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Duminda Suraweera, Harman Rahal, Melissa Jimenez, Matthew Viramontes, Gina Choi, Sammy Saab
BACKGROUND: Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), formerly known as primary biliary cirrhosis, is a chronic cholestatic liver disease characterized by an immune mediated destruction of intrahepatic bile ducts. Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) has been the primary medication for the treatment of PBC, resulting in improved liver tests, resolution of symptoms and increased transplant free survival. However, not all patients respond to UDCA. The aim of this systematic review is to provide an evidence based assessment of the medications that have been studied in patients who are refractory to UDCA...
May 18, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440006/health-information-practice-integrating-inspiring-and-innovating
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EDITORIAL
Audrey Marshall
The 2017 virtual issue of the Health Information and Libraries Journal (HILJ) is published to link to the 12th International Congress on Medical Librarianship and the 2017 EAHIL Workshop taking place in Dublin, Ireland on 12-16 June 2017. The conference title is Diversity in Practice: integrating, inspiring and innovative and it is exploring how health science librarianship, in all its diversity, is integrating, inspiring and innovating practice. These themes have been used to compile this virtual issue, which contains published articles selected from HILJ from the June 2014 issue through to September 2016...
April 25, 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426839/medical-history-in-the-hellenic-journal-of-nuclear-medicine
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EDITORIAL
Andreas Otte
The Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary end of 2017. On board of the editorial team since 2003, this journal has influenced me like a good friend over the many past years. From time to time, the journal has published interesting and valuable historical notes. They show that nuclear medicine has a history and that medicine is its basis. They also teach us today, and some of the ancient perspectives and approaches are still valid. The reader of HJNM may be interested in these historical contributions, as they are timeless...
January 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399772/nurse-led-ranibizumab-intravitreal-injections-in-wet-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-literature-review
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Emma Gregg
Aim The aim of this literature review was to explore the development of the role of specialist ophthalmic nurses in delivering ranibizumab intravitreal injections to patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and to evaluate their contribution to reducing capacity pressures in medical retina services, while maintaining safe and effective standards of care. Method A systematic literature search was undertaken to identify relevant articles published between January 2000 and June 2015. A search of electronic databases was undertaken, and selected relevant journals were searched manually...
April 12, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328635/a-systematic-review-of-the-use-of-telemedicine-in-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery-and-dermatology
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Krishna S Vyas, H Rhodes Hambrick, Afaaf Shakir, Shane D Morrison, Duy C Tran, Keon Pearson, Henry C Vasconez, Samir Mardini, Amanda A Gosman, Marek Dobke, Mark S Granick
BACKGROUND: Telemedicine, the use of information technology and telecommunication to provide healthcare at a distance, is a burgeoning field with applications throughout medicine. Given the visual nature of plastic surgery and dermatology, telemedicine has a myriad of potential applications within the field. METHODS: A comprehensive literature review of articles published on telemedicine since January 2010 was performed. Articles were selected for their relevance to plastic and reconstructive surgery and dermatology, and then reviewed for their discussion of the applications, benefits, and limitations of telemedicine in practice...
June 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225287/-predatory-journals-how-their-publishers-operate-and-how-to-avoid-them
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Jiří Kratochvíl, Lukáš Plch
Authors who publish in scientific or scholarly journals today face the risk of publishing in so-called predatory journals. These journals exploit the noble idea of the Open Access movement, whose goal is to make the latest scientific findings available for free. Predatory journals, unlike the reputable ones working on an Open Access basis, neglect the review process and publish low-quality submissions. The basic attributes of predatory journals are a very quick review process or even none at all, failure to be transparent about author fees for publishing an article, misleading potential authors by imitating the names of well-established journals, and false information on indexing in renowned databases or assigned impact factor...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199740/incidence-of-abnormal-liver-biochemical-tests-in-hyperthyroidism
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Tiffany Y Lin, Anshula O Shekar, Ning Li, Michael W Yeh, Sammy Saab, Mark Wilson, Angela M Leung
OBJECTIVE: Abnormal serum liver function tests are common in patients with untreated thyrotoxicosis, even prior to the initiation of antithyroidal medications that may worsen the severity of the abnormal serum liver biochemistries. There is a wide range of the incidence of these abnormalities in the published literature. The aim of this study was to assess the risks factors and threshold of thyrotoxicosis severity for developing an abnormal liver biochemical test upon the diagnosis of new thyrotoxicosis...
May 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017227/comparison-of-stent-versus-medical-therapy-for-symptomatic-patients-with-intracranial-atherosclerotic-stenosis-a-meta-analysis
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Qian Zhang, Kai Dong, Haiqing Song
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of intracranial stent implantation and medical therapy for treatment of severe intracranial stenosis. METHODS: Articles were identified from Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Google Scholar published up to August 25, 2016. Eligible studies reported stroke occurrence, transient ischemic attack (TIA), and event-free survival rates in patients who suffered recent TIA or stroke caused by stenosis of a major intracranial artery and treated with either medical therapy or stenting...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943544/treatment-of-hepatitis-c-virus-recurrence-after-transplantation-with-sofosbuvir-ledipasvir-the-role-of-ribavirin
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Brigitta Globke, Nathanael Raschzok, Eva-Maria Teegen, Johann Pratschke, Eckart Schott, Dennis Eurich
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) recurrence after liver transplantation (LT) used to be a serious problem in the era of interferon-based treatment. Since the introduction of modern directly acting antivirals, treatment has become easier and shorter. According to published data, in the natural course of hepatitis C infection the duration of antiviral treatment with sofosbuvir (SOF) and ledipasvir (LDV) may be shortened to 12 instead of 24 weeks, using ribavirin (RBV) in addition. Furthermore, the question of whether or not RBV is really necessary, in a 12-week SOF/LDV treatment in the post-transplant setting, is still unanswered...
December 10, 2016: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913720/presentation-and-management-of-giant-fibrovascular-polyps-of-the-hypopharynx-and-esophagus
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Julina Ongkasuwan, C Lane Anzalone, Esperanza Salazar, Donald T Donovan
OBJECTIVE: Fibrovascular polyps of the hypopharynx and esophagus are rare, with few case reports in the literature. In this article, we present our institutional experience with a focus on airway and surgical management. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. SETTING: Tertiary academic institution. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of 4 patients that presented to a tertiary medical center with fibrovascular polyps between 1990 and 2012...
January 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830243/new-problems-new-solutions-a-never-ending-story-findings-from-the-clinical-information-systems-perspective-for-2015
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W O Hackl, T Ganslandt
OBJECTIVE: To summarize recent research and to propose a selection of best papers published in 2015 in the field of Clinical Information Systems (CIS). METHOD: The query which had been used last year to retrieve articles for the CIS section of the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2015 was refined. It again aimed at identifying relevant publications in the field of CIS and comprised search terms from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) catalog as well as additional free text search terms from PubMed and Web of Science...
November 10, 2016: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749551/physical-activity-and-endometriosis-risk-in-women-with-infertility-or-pain-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Elena Ricci, Paola Viganò, Sonia Cipriani, Francesca Chiaffarino, Stefano Bianchi, Giorgia Rebonato, Fabio Parazzini
BACKGROUND: The potential association between endometriosis and physical activity (PA) has been suggested in several epidemiological studies.We aimed to establish whether PA influences endometriosis risk. METHODS: MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched using "physical activity" OR "exercise" combined with "endometriosis," in Medical Subject Headings and free text. We selected original articles in English, published up to April 2016, evaluating the association between endometriosis and recent or past PA (case-control or cohort studies)...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733301/experimentally-induced-psychosocial-stress-in-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders-a-systematic-review
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Claudia Lange, Lorenz Deutschenbaur, Stefan Borgwardt, Undine E Lang, Marc Walter, Christian G Huber
BACKGROUND: There is evidence that exposure to social stress plays a crucial role in the onset and relapse of schizophrenia; however, the reaction of patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorder (SSD) to experimentally induced social stress is not yet fully understood. METHOD: Original research published between January 1993 and August 2015 was included in this systematic literature research. Social stress paradigms, reporting subjective responses to stress measures, plasma or saliva cortisol, or heart rate (HR) in patients with SSD were included...
October 9, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
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