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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351116/management-of-people-with-early-or-very-early-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Avik Majumdar, Davide Roccarina, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (primary liver cancer) is classified in many ways. The Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) group staging classifies the cancer based on patient's life expectancy. People with very early- or early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma have single tumour or three tumours of maximum diameter of 3 cm or less, Child-Pugh status A to B, and performance status 0 (fully functional). Management of hepatocellular carcinoma is uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To assess the comparative benefits and harms of different interventions used in the treatment of early or very early hepatocellular carcinoma through a network meta-analysis and to generate rankings of the available interventions according to their safety and efficacy...
March 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350899/fundamentals-and-catalytic-innovation-the-statistical-and-data-management-center-of-the-antibacterial-resistance-leadership-group
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Jacqueline Huvane, Lauren Komarow, Carol Hill, Thuy Tien T Tran, Carol Pereira, Susan L Rosenkranz, Matt Finnemeyer, Michelle Earley, Hongyu Jeanne Jiang, Rui Wang, Judith Lok, Scott R Evans
The Statistical and Data Management Center (SDMC) provides the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG) with statistical and data management expertise to advance the ARLG research agenda. The SDMC is active at all stages of a study, including design; data collection and monitoring; data analyses and archival; and publication of study results. The SDMC enhances the scientific integrity of ARLG studies through the development and implementation of innovative and practical statistical methodologies and by educating research colleagues regarding the application of clinical trial fundamentals...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350757/acupuncture-for-menopausal-hot-flashes-clinical-evidence-update-and-its-relevance-to-decision-making
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Carolyn Ee, Simon D French, Charlie C Xue, Marie Pirotta, Helena Teede
OBJECTIVE: There is conflicting evidence on the efficacy and effectiveness of acupuncture for menopausal hot flashes. This article synthesizes the best available evidence for when women are considering whether acupuncture might be useful for menopausal hot flashes. METHODS: We searched electronic databases to identify randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews of acupuncture for menopausal hot flushes. RESULTS: The overall evidence demonstrates that acupuncture is effective when compared with no treatment, but not efficacious compared with sham...
March 27, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346823/design-and-monitoring-of-multi-arm-multi-stage-clinical-trials
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Pranab Ghosh, Lingyun Liu, P Senchaudhuri, Ping Gao, Cyrus Mehta
Two-arm group sequential designs have been widely used for over 40 years, especially for studies with mortality endpoints. The natural generalization of such designs to trials with multiple treatment arms and a common control (MAMS designs) has, however, been implemented rarely. While the statistical methodology for this extension is clear, the main limitation has been an efficient way to perform the computations. Past efforts were hampered by algorithms that were computationally explosive. With the increasing interest in adaptive designs, platform designs, and other innovative designs that involve multiple comparisons over multiple stages, the importance of MAMS designs is growing rapidly...
March 27, 2017: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346595/association-of-gastric-acid-suppression-with-recurrent-clostridium-difficile-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Raseen Tariq, Siddharth Singh, Arjun Gupta, Darrell S Pardi, Sahil Khanna
Importance: Gastric acid suppression has been associated with an increased risk of primary Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), but the risk of recurrent CDI in patients taking gastric acid suppressant medications is unclear. Objective: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the association between gastric acid suppressants and recurrent CDI. Data Sources: MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register, the Cochrane Database, and Web of Science were searched from January 1, 1995, to September 30, 2015, for studies assessing the association between gastric acid suppressant exposure and recurrent CDI...
March 27, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344933/precision-medicine-the-golden-gate-for-detection-treatment-and-prevention-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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H Hampel, S E O'Bryant, J I Castrillo, C Ritchie, K Rojkova, K Broich, N Benda, R Nisticò, R A Frank, B Dubois, V Escott-Price, S Lista
During this decade, breakthrough conceptual shifts have commenced to emerge in the field of Alzheimer's disease (AD) recognizing risk factors and the non-linear dynamic continuum of complex pathophysiologies amongst a wide dimensional spectrum of multi-factorial brain proteinopathies/neurodegenerative diseases. As is the case in most fields of medicine, substantial advancements in detecting, treating and preventing AD will likely evolve from the generation and implementation of a systematic precision medicine strategy...
December 2016: Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344448/is-empirical-research-on-periodization-trustworthy-a-comprehensive-review-of-conceptual-and-methodological-issues
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REVIEW
José Afonso, Pantelis T Nikolaidis, Patrícia Sousa, Isabel Mesquita
Periodization is a core concept in training. Recently, systematic reviews and meta-analyses have attempted to provide a comprehensive overview of the topic, but theoretical criticisms have arisen with regard to how such research has been conducted. The purpose of the study was to review comprehensively the conceptual and methodological issues surrounding empirical research on periodization in training with human subjects. A search was conducted late in February 2016 on Academic Search Complete, CINAHL Plus, MedicLatina, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, PubMed, Scielo, Scopus, SPORTDiscus and Web of Science...
March 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343772/report-of-the-who-technical-consultation-on-the-effect-of-maternal-influenza-and-influenza-vaccination-on-the-developing-fetus-montreal-canada-september-30-october-1-2015
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Deshayne B Fell, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Jennifer A Hutcheon, Ruth A Karron, Marian Knight, Michael S Kramer, Arnold S Monto, Geeta K Swamy, Justin R Ortiz, David A Savitz
In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a position paper on influenza vaccination recommending that pregnant women have the highest priority for seasonal vaccination in countries where the initiation or expansion of influenza immunization programs is under consideration. Although the primary goal of the WHO recommendation is to prevent influenza illness in pregnant women, the potential benefits of maternal immunization in protecting young infants are also recognized. The extent to which maternal influenza vaccination may prevent adverse birth outcomes such as preterm birth or small-for-gestational-age birth, however, is unclear as available studies are in disagreement...
March 23, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343164/a-quantitative-concordance-measure-for-comparing-and-combining-treatment-selection-markers
#9
Zhiwei Zhang, Shujie Ma, Lei Nie, Guoxing Soon
Motivated by an HIV example, we consider how to compare and combine treatment selection markers, which are essential to the notion of precision medicine. The current literature on precision medicine is focused on evaluating and optimizing treatment regimes, which can be obtained by dichotomizing treatment selection markers. In practice, treatment decisions are based not only on efficacy but also on safety, cost and individual preference, making it difficult to choose a single cutoff value for all patients in all settings...
March 25, 2017: International Journal of Biostatistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343124/effects-of-acute-alcohol-consumption-on-measures-of-simulated-driving-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Christopher Irwin, Elizaveta Iudakhina, Ben Desbrow, Danielle McCartney
Driving simulators are used in a wide range of research settings to help develop an understanding of driver behavior in complex environments. Acute alcohol impairment is an important research topic for traffic safety and a large number of studies have indicated levels of simulated driving impairment imposed by alcohol across a range of performance outcome variables. The aim of the present study was to examine the impact of acute alcohol consumption on simulated driving performance by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis of the available evidence...
March 23, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342907/active-placebo-control-groups-of-pharmacological-interventions-were-rarely-used-but-merited-serious-consideration-a-methodological-overview
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Jakob Solgaard Jensen, Andreas Ørsted Bielefeldt, Asbjørn Hróbjartsson
OBJECTIVES: Active placebos are control interventions that mimic the side-effects of the experimental interventions in randomised trials and are sometimes used to reduce the risk of unblinding. We wanted to assess how often randomised clinical drug trials implement active placebo control groups; to provide a catalogue, and a characterisation, of such trials; and to analyse methodological arguments for and against use of active placebo. STUDY DESIGN: An overview consisting of three thematically linked sub-studies...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342731/preferred-management-of-primary-deep-arm-vein-thrombosis
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REVIEW
F J Vazquez, P Paulin, D Poodts, E Gándara
OBJECTIVE: Given its rarity, the management of primary upper extremity deep vein thrombosis is controversial. Although anticoagulation alone is commonly advocated for its treatment, it is unclear if this will reduce the risk of developing post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). The aim of this "Evidence Driven" Clinical Scenario is to evaluate whether more aggressive treatments (including catheter directed thrombolysis or surgery) might help reduce the risk of PTS or recurrent venous thromboembolism in patients with primary upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT)...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342697/recent-publications-from-the-alzheimer-s-disease-neuroimaging-initiative-reviewing-progress-toward-improved-ad-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Michael W Weiner, Dallas P Veitch, Paul S Aisen, Laurel A Beckett, Nigel J Cairns, Robert C Green, Danielle Harvey, Clifford R Jack, William Jagust, John C Morris, Ronald C Petersen, Andrew J Saykin, Leslie M Shaw, Arthur W Toga, John Q Trojanowski
INTRODUCTION: The Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) has continued development and standardization of methodologies for biomarkers and has provided an increased depth and breadth of data available to qualified researchers. This review summarizes the 450+ publications using ADNI data during 2014 and 2015. METHODS: We used standard searches to find publications using ADNI data. RESULTS: (1) Structural and functional changes, including subtle changes to hippocampal shape and texture, atrophy in areas outside of hippocampus, and disruption to functional networks, are detectable in presymptomatic subjects before hippocampal atrophy; (2) In subjects with abnormal β-amyloid deposition (Aβ+), biomarkers become abnormal in the order predicted by the amyloid cascade hypothesis; (3) Cognitive decline is more closely linked to tau than Aβ deposition; (4) Cerebrovascular risk factors may interact with Aβ to increase white-matter (WM) abnormalities which may accelerate Alzheimer's disease (AD) progression in conjunction with tau abnormalities; (5) Different patterns of atrophy are associated with impairment of memory and executive function and may underlie psychiatric symptoms; (6) Structural, functional, and metabolic network connectivities are disrupted as AD progresses...
March 22, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341726/rest-and-treatment-rehabilitation-following-sport-related-concussion-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Kathryn J Schneider, John J Leddy, Kevin M Guskiewicz, Tad Seifert, Michael McCrea, Noah D Silverberg, Nina Feddermann-Demont, Grant L Iverson, Alix Hayden, Michael Makdissi
AIM OR OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review was to evaluate the evidence regarding rest and active treatment/rehabilitation following sport-related concussion (SRC). DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE (OVID), CINAHL (EbscoHost), PsycInfo (OVID), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (OVID), SPORTDiscus (EbscoHost), EMBASE (OVID) and Proquest DissertationsandTheses Global (Proquest) were searched systematically...
March 24, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341688/global-cardiovascular-risk-assessment-in-the-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-adults-systematic-review-of-systematic-reviews
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Dylan R J Collins, Alice C Tompson, Igho J Onakpoya, Nia Roberts, Alison M Ward, Carl J Heneghan
OBJECTIVE: To identify, critically appraise and summarise existing systematic reviews on the impact of global cardiovascular risk assessment in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in adults. DESIGN: Systematic review of systematic reviews published between January 2005 and October 2016 in The Cochrane Library, EMBASE, MEDLINE or CINAHL databases, and post hoc analysis of primary trials. PARTICIPANTS, INTERVENTIONS, OUTCOMES: Systematic reviews of interventions involving global cardiovascular risk assessment relative to no formal risk assessment in adults with no history of CVD...
March 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340272/reml-blup-and-sequential-path-analysis-in-estimating-genotypic-values-and-interrelationships-among-simple-maize-grain-yield-related-traits
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T Olivoto, M Nardino, I R Carvalho, D N Follmann, M Ferrari, V J Szareski, A J de Pelegrin, V Q de Souza
Methodologies using restricted maximum likelihood/best linear unbiased prediction (REML/BLUP) in combination with sequential path analysis in maize are still limited in the literature. Therefore, the aims of this study were: i) to use REML/BLUP-based procedures in order to estimate variance components, genetic parameters, and genotypic values of simple maize hybrids, and ii) to fit stepwise regressions considering genotypic values to form a path diagram with multi-order predictors and minimum multicollinearity that explains the relationships of cause and effect among grain yield-related traits...
March 22, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339928/opioid-use-in-chronic-pain-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review
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Vittal R Nagar, Pravardhan Birthi, Sara Salles, Paul A Sloan
Objectives. : To investigate the prevalence of chronic pain and opioid management among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Design.:  Systematic review. Methods.:  A systematic search was performed, including citations from 1960 to May 2015. The review highlights methodological quality assessment of the selected studies; prevalence of pain; type, dose, and reason for opioid use; effectiveness of pain control and associated adverse effects of opioids in CKD patients...
March 2, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339826/the-importance-of-considering-competing-treatment-affecting-prognosis-in-the-evaluation-of-therapy-in-trials-the-example-of-renal-transplantation-in-hemodialysis-trials
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C Marijn Hazelbag, Sanne A E Peters, Peter J Blankestijn, Michiel L Bots, Bernard Canaud, Andrew Davenport, Muriel P C Grooteman, Fatih Kircelli, Francesco Locatelli, Francisco Maduell, Marion Morena, Menso J Nubé, Ercan Ok, Ferran Torres, Arno W Hoes, Rolf H H Groenwold
Background.: During the follow-up in a randomized controlled trial (RCT), participants may receive additional (non-randomly allocated) treatment that affects the outcome. Typically such additional treatment is not taken into account in evaluation of the results. Two pivotal trials of the effects of hemodiafiltration (HDF) versus hemodialysis (HD) on mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease reported differing results. We set out to evaluate to what extent methods to take other treatments (i...
February 27, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339430/comparative-effectiveness-review-of-cooled-versus-pulsed-radiofrequency-ablation-for-the-treatment-of-knee-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review
#19
Anita Gupta, Daniel P Huettner, Matthew Dukewich
BACKGROUND: Patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee and patients post total knee arthroplasty often develop refractory, disabling chronic knee pain. Radiofrequency ablation, including conventional, pulsed, and cooled, has recently become more accepted as an interventional technique to manage chronic knee pain in patients who have failed conservative treatment or who are not suitable candidates for surgical treatment. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aimed to analyze published studies on radiofrequency ablation to provide an overview of the current knowledge regarding variations in procedures, nerve targets, adverse events, and temporal extent of clinical benefit...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339428/does-conservative-treatment-change-the-brain-in-patients-with-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-a-systematic-review
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Jeroen Kregel, Iris Coppieters, Robby DePauw, Anneleen Malfliet, Lieven Danneels, Jo Nijs, Barbara Cagnie, Mira Meeus
BACKGROUND: Chronic musculoskeletal pain is characterized by maladaptive central neuroplastic changes. Many observational studies have demonstrated that chronic pain states are associated with brain alterations regarding structure and/or function. Rehabilitation of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain may include cognitive, exercise, or multimodal therapies. OBJECTIVE: The current review aims to provide a constructive overview of the existing literature reporting neural correlates, based on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques, following conservative treatment in chronic musculoskeletal pain patients...
March 2017: Pain Physician
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