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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240000/endometriosis-and-ovarian-cancer-an-integrative-review-endometriosis-and-ovarian-cancer
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Aline Veras Morais Brilhante, Kathiane Lustosa Augusto, Manuela Cavalcante Portela, Luiz Carlos Gabriele Sucupira, Luiz Adriano Freitas Oliveira, Ana Juariana Magalhães Veríssimo Pouchaim, Lívia Rocha Mesquita Nóbrega, Thaís Fontes de Magalhães, Leonardo Robson Pinheiro Sobreira
Despite being initially considered a benign disease, it is widely thought nowadays that endometriosis and especially ovarian endometriomas are neoplastic conditions with the potential to become malignant. This review was conducted to summarize, in a concise and systematic manner, the available scientific data relating endometriosis to ovarian cancer, published in the past five years. After reading abstracts and applying our predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria, a final list of 11 scientific papers was obtained and subjected to review...
1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239906/complementary-medicine-for-treatment-of-agitation-and-delirium-in-older-persons-a-systematic-review-and-narrative-synthesis
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Ilana Levy, Samuel Attias, Eran Ben-Arye, Boaz Bloch, Elad Schiff
BACKGROUND: Agitation and delirium frequently occur in cognitively impaired older people. We conducted a systematic review with narrative synthesis of the literature aiming to assess effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities to address these conditions. METHODS: Following preliminary search, we included 40 original researches on CAM treatment of delirium and agitation in older persons. Then, the quality of these studies was assessed using the Downs and Black Checklist and Quality Assessment Tool for Studies with Diverse Designs, and the effect sizes were calculated...
February 26, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239873/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-ct-p13-a-biosimilar-of-anti-tumour-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-agent-infliximab-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Y Komaki, A Yamada, F Komaki, D Micic, A Ido, A Sakuraba
BACKGROUND: Biosimilars of anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α agents have now become clinically available for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). AIM: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of biosimilars of anti-TNF-α agents in patients with IBD. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched. The outcomes were the pooled rates of clinical response or remission, sustained clinical response or remission, and adverse events in patients with IBD induced with or switched to biosimilars of anti-TNF-α agents...
February 26, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239853/management-of-digital-mucous-cysts-a-systematic-review-and-treatment-algorithm
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Samer Jabbour, Elio Kechichian, Roger Haber, Roland Tomb, Marwan Nasr
Digital mucous cysts (DMC) are benign, highly recurrent lesions of the digits. To date, there is still no treatment agreement on the treatment of DMC. Herein, we review available data on treatment modalities, including both surgical and nonsurgical techniques, and to provide a practical algorithm for the management of DMC. A systematic review was conducted using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases. Articles studying the management of DMC were included in this review. A total of 40 articles were included in the review...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239840/melasma-systematic-review-of-the-systemic-treatments
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Linghong Linda Zhou, Akerke Baibergenova
Currently available treatment options for melasma include prevention of UV radiation, topical lightening agents, chemical peels, and light-based and laser therapies. However, none have shown effective and sustained results, with incomplete clearance and frequent recurrences. There has been increasing interest recently in oral medications and dietary supplements in improving melasma. We sought to evaluate the efficacy and safety/tolerability of oral medications and dietary supplements for the treatment of melasma...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239752/potential-and-limitations-of-cochrane-reviews-in-pediatric-cardiology-a-systematic-analysis
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Martin Poryo, Sara Khosrawikatoli, Hashim Abdul-Khaliq, Sascha Meyer
Evidence-based medicine has contributed substantially to the quality of medical care in pediatric and adult cardiology. However, our impression from the bedside is that a substantial number of Cochrane reviews generate inconclusive data that are of limited clinical benefit. We performed a systematic synopsis of Cochrane reviews published between 2001 and 2015 in the field of pediatric cardiology. Main outcome parameters were the number and percentage of conclusive, partly conclusive, and inconclusive reviews as well as their recommendations and their development over three a priori defined intervals...
February 27, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239750/light-and-laser-treatment-modalities-for-disseminated-superficial-actinic-porokeratosis-a-systematic-review
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Gregory A Aird, Jenna L Sitenga, Austin Huy Nguyen, Adam Vaudreuil, Christopher J Huerter
Treatment of disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP) is poorly standardized. The present review seeks to comprehensively discuss the potential for laser and light modalities in the treatment of DSAP. A systematic review of light and laser treatment modalities was conducted to include 26 cases of patients with DSAP. Systematic review resulted in 14 articles to be included. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) overall was the least successful treatment modality, with clinical improvement seen in a minority of patients (MAL-PDT: N = 9 patients, 33...
February 27, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239451/management-of-a-cluster-of-clostridium-difficile-infections-among-patients-with-osteoarticular-infections
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Jacqueline Färber, Sebastian Illiger, Fabian Berger, Barbara Gärtner, Lutz von Müller, Christoph H Lohmann, Katja Bauer, Christina Grabau, Stefanie Zibolka, Dirk Schlüter, Gernot Geginat
BACKGROUND: Here we describe a cluster of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) among 26 patients with osteoarticular infections. The aim of the study was to define the source of C. difficile and to evaluate the impact of general infection control measures and antibiotic stewardship on the incidence of CDI. METHODS: Epidemiological analysis included typing of C. difficile strains and analysis of possible patient to patient transmission. Infection control measures comprised strict isolation of CDI patients, additional hand washings, and intensified environmental cleaning with sporicidal disinfection...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239408/the-effects-of-probiotics-on-depressive-symptoms-in-humans-a-systematic-review
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Caroline J K Wallace, Roumen Milev
BACKGROUND: Patients suffering from depression experience significant mood, anxiety, and cognitive symptoms. Currently, most antidepressants work by altering neurotransmitter activity in the brain to improve these symptoms. However, in the last decade, research has revealed an extensive bidirectional communication network between the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system, referred to as the "gut-brain axis." Advances in this field have linked psychiatric disorders to changes in the microbiome, making it a potential target for novel antidepressant treatments...
2017: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239343/neural-markers-associated-with-the-temporal-deployment-of-attention-a-systematic-review-of-non-motor-psychophysical-measures-post-stroke
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Essie Low, Robin Laycock, Sheila Crewther
In recent years, evidence has emerged to suggest abnormal temporal dynamics of attentional processing in stroke patients, especially those presenting with neglect symptoms. However, there has been little profiling of the nature and extent of such temporal anomalies. In addition, many paradigms currently used to measure the time required to deploy visual attention in stroke require a psychomotor response, and may therefore confound performance outcomes. Thus, the aim of this systematic review was to identify and evaluate studies that have employed non-motor psychophysical paradigms to characterize the temporal deployment of visual attention in space...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239209/systematic-review-of-educational-interventions-for-looked-after-children-and-young-people-recommendations-for-intervention-development-and-evaluation
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Rhiannon Evans, Rachel Brown, Gwyther Rees, Philip Smith
Looked-after children and young people (LACYP) are educationally disadvantaged compared to the general population. A systematic review was conducted of randomised controlled trials evaluating interventions aimed at LACYP aged ≤18 years. Restrictions were not placed on delivery setting or delivery agent. Intervention outcomes were: academic skills; academic achievement and grade completion; special education status; homework completion; school attendance, suspension, and drop-out; number of school placements; teacher-student relationships; school behaviour; and academic attitudes...
February 2017: British Educational Research Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238992/characteristics-of-effective-colorectal-cancer-screening-navigation-programs-in-federally-qualified-health-centers-a-systematic-review
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Jermy-Leigh B Domingo, Kathryn L Braun
In the U.S., colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality have declined due to screening and improvements in early detection; however, racial/ethnic disparities in screening and mortality persist. Patient navigation has been shown to be effective in increasing CRC screening prevalence. This systematic review answered three questions about navigation in federally qualified community health centers (FQHCs): 1) Which navigation activities increased CRC screening prevalence? 2) What were the challenges to implementing these programs in FQHCs? 3) Which clinic protocols supported screening completion? Findings suggest that navigation services must be tailored to the specific screening test provided...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238976/investigating-black-asl-a-systematic-review
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Andrea Toliver-Smith, Betholyn Gentry
The authors reviewed the literature regarding linguistic variations seen in American Sign Language. These variations are influenced by region and culture. Features of spoken languages have also influenced sign languages as they intersected, e.g., Black ASL has been influenced by African American English. A literature review was conducted to investigate the existence of Black ASL and to document empirical studies on this topic. The included articles were (a) published between 1970 and 2012 in scholarly journals, (b) included a hypothesis, (c) described the participants, and (d) described the research design...
2017: American Annals of the Deaf
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238959/superiority-of-robotic-surgery-for-cervical-cancer-in-comparison-with-traditional-approaches-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zhongyu Liu, Xiuli Li, Shuang Tian, Tongyu Zhu, Yuanqing Yao, Ye Tao
OBJECTIVES: To review the safety and effectiveness of da Vinci robotic surgery for cervical cancer in comparison with the traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopic operation. METHODS: Based on Medline, the Cochrane library, Embase, and the Journal of Robotic Surgery prior to December 30st, 2015, we searched for controlled trials and observational studies. A systematic review with meta-analyses was conducted to compare the clinical efficacy between the da Vinci robotic surgery, open surgery, and laparoscopic surgery for cervical cancer...
February 23, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238949/defective-axonal-transport-a-common-pathological-mechanism-in-inherited-and-acquired-peripheral-neuropathies
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Robert Prior, Lawrence Van Helleputte, Veronick Benoy, Ludo Van Den Bosch
Peripheral neuropathies are characterized by a progressive and length-dependent loss of peripheral nerve function. This can be caused either by genetic defects, classified as 'inherited peripheral neuropathies', or they can be acquired throughout life. In that case, the disease is caused by various insults such as toxins and mechanical injuries, or it can arise secondary to medical conditions such as metabolic disorders, nutritional deficiencies, inflammation and infections. Peripheral neuropathies are not only very heterogeneous in etiology, but also in their pathology and clinical presentation...
February 23, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238944/brain-correlates-of-hypnosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analytic-exploration
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Mathieu Landry, Michael Lifshitz, Amir Raz
Imaging of the living human brain elucidates the neural dynamics of hypnosis; however, few reliable brain patterns emerge across studies. Here, we methodically assess neuroimaging assays of hypnosis to uncover common neural configurations using a twofold approach. First, we systematically review research on the neural correlates of hypnotic phenomena; then, we meta-analyze these collective data seeking specific activation and deactivation patterns that typify hypnosis. Anchored around the role of top-down control processes, our comprehensive examination focuses on the involvement of intrinsic brain networks known to operationalize cognitive control and self-referential cognition, including the executive, salience, and default networks...
February 23, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238894/a-narrative-review-of-social-media-and-game-based-nutrition-interventions-targeted-at-young-adults
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Monica Nour, Sin Hang Yeung, Stephanie Partridge, Margaret Allman-Farinelli
The increased popularity of social media and mobile gaming among young adults provides an opportunity for innovative nutrition programs. This review evaluated the efficacy of these strategies in interventions targeted at 18- to 35-year-olds. The protocol was guided by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA). Ten scientific databases, information technology conference proceedings, and gray literature were searched. Two reviewers conducted screening, data extraction, and quality assessments...
February 23, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238682/association-between-dietary-pattern-and-cardiometabolic-risk-in-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review
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Naruna Pereira Rocha, Luana Cupertino Milagres, Giana Zarbato Longo, Andréia Queiroz Ribeiro, Juliana Farias de Novaes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between dietary patterns and cardiometabolic risk factors in children and adolescents. DATA SOURCE: This article followed the recommendations of PRISMA, which aims to guide review publications in the health area. The article search strategy included searches in the electronic databases MEDLINE via PubMed, Scopus, and LILACS. There was no date limitation for publications. The descriptors were used in English according to MeSH and in Portuguese according to DeCS...
February 23, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238678/penile-lengthening-girth-and-size-preservation-at-the-time-of-penile-prosthesis-insertion
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REVIEW
Henry Tran, Robert Goldfarb, Anika Ackerman, Robert J Valenzuela
INTRODUCTION: Penile prosthetic devices are the gold standard treatment of medication-refractory erectile dysfunction. Inflatable penile prosthetic (IPP) devices have been available and used for more than four decades. Oftentimes, medical conditions causing erectile dysfunction also cause penile shortening, causing decreased patient quality of life. AIM: To identify and review all available penile lengthening procedures that can be performed at time of IPP insertion...
February 23, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238676/high-prevalence-of-physical-frailty-among-community-dwelling-malnourished-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Sjors Verlaan, Gerdien C Ligthart-Melis, Sander L J Wijers, Tommy Cederholm, Andrea B Maier, Marian A E de van der Schueren
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition and frailty are two geriatric syndromes that significantly affect independent living and health in community-dwelling older adults. Although the pathophysiology of malnutrition and physical frailty share common pathways, it is unknown to what extent these syndromes overlap and how they relate to each other. METHODS: A systematic review was performed resulting in a selection of 28 studies that assessed both malnutrition and frailty in community-dwelling older adults...
February 23, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
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