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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732219/perioperative-systemic-corticosteroids-in-orthognathic-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Simon Jean, Pierre-Luc Dionne, Carl Bouchard, Luc Giasson, Alexis F Turgeon
PURPOSE: Perioperative systemic corticosteroids are broadly used in orthognathic surgery to prevent postoperative complications, but it is unclear whether this practice is beneficial and concerns about potential side effects have been raised. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the effects of perioperative systemic corticosteroids on clinically important outcomes in patients undergoing orthognathic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors conducted a systematic review of randomized controlled trials evaluating the effect of systemic corticosteroids in orthognathic surgery compared with placebo or any other intervention...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731200/suicidal-self-directed-violence-among-homeless-us-veterans-a-systematic-review
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Adam S Hoffberg, Elizabeth Spitzer, Jessica L Mackelprang, Samantha A Farro, Lisa A Brenner
A systematic review of the literature was conducted to investigate suicidal self-directed violence and homelessness among US military veterans, and identify existing suicide prevention strategies. In November 2015, MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycInfo, CINAHL, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Google, and Google Scholar were searched. Articles published since 1990 investigating self-directed violence among homeless veterans were identified. Data were extracted and synthesized qualitatively. Nineteen observational studies were included...
July 21, 2017: Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730734/efficacy-and-safety-of-sugarcane-policosanol-on-dyslipidemia-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jing Gong, Xin Qin, Fen Yuan, Meilin Hu, Guang Chen, Ke Fang, Dingkun Wang, Shujun Jiang, Jingbin Li, Yan Zhao, Zhaoyi Huang, Hui Dong, Fuer Lu
SCOPE: This study aimed to systematically investigate whether sugarcane policosanol was effective and safe on dyslipidemia. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 11 databases including the PubMed, Web of science, Embase, Scopus, the Cochrane library and SinoMed databases were searched for available studies investigating the effects of policosanol on dyslipidemia. A total of 22 studies including 1886 subjects were included in the analysis. The pooled results showed that compared with placebo, sugarcane policosanol could significantly reduce total cholesterol (TC, 95% CI: -0...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730118/efficiency-and-safety-of-laser-photocoagulation-with-or-without-intravitreal-ranibizumab-for-treatment-of-diabetic-macular-edema-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tian-Wei Qian, Meng-Ya Zhao, Xin-Xin Li, Xun Xu
AIM: To compare the therapeutic effect and safety of laser photocoagulation along with intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR) versus laser therapy in treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME). METHODS: Pertinent publications were identified through comprehensive searches of PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, and ClinicalTrials.gov to identify randomized clinical trials (RCTs) comparing IVR+laser to laser monotherapy in patients with DME. Therapeutic effect estimates were determined by weighted mean differences (WMD) of change from baseline in best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and central retinal thickness (CRT) at 6, 12, or 24mo after initial treatment, and the risk ratios (RR) for the proportions of patients with at least 10 letters of improvement or reduction at 12mo...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729777/is-there-an-optimal-time-to-initiate-adjuvant-chemotherapy-to-predict-benefit-of-survival-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yutao Liu, Xiaoyu Zhai, Junling Li, Zhiwen Li, Di Ma, Ziping Wang
OBJECTIVE: Adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) after curative resection is known to improve the survival of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); however, few studies have reported the correlation between the time to initiation of AC (TTAC) and survival in NSCLC patients. METHODS: The clinical data of 925 NSCLC patients who received curative resection and post-operative AC at the Cancer Hospital of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences between 2003 and 2013 were retrospectively analyzed...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729773/is-new-american-thyroid-association-risk-classification-for-hereditary-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-applicable-to-chinese-patients-a-single-center-study
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Xiwei Zhang, Dangui Yan, Junyi Wang, Hanfeng Wan, Yongxia Zhang, Yabing Zhang, Yuqin He, Wensheng Liu, Bin Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The American Thyroid Association (ATA) proposed a new risk classification for hereditary medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in 2015. This study aimed to assess whether the new guidelines are suitable for the Chinese population, and reported our experience on prophylactic thyroidectomy. METHODS: A total of 73 patients from 22 families were screened as rearranged during transfection (RET) mutation carriers from 2010 to 2016 in Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science; the medical history for each patient was collected...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729366/recommendation-on-design-execution-and-reporting-of-animal-atherosclerosis-studies-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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REVIEW
Alan Daugherty, Alan R Tall, Mat J A P Daemen, Erling Falk, Edward A Fisher, Guillermo García-Cardeña, Aldons J Lusis, A Phillip Owens, Michael E Rosenfeld, Renu Virmani
Animal studies are a foundation for defining mechanisms of atherosclerosis and potential targets of drugs to prevent lesion development or reverse the disease. In the current literature, it is common to see contradictions of outcomes in animal studies from different research groups, leading to the paucity of extrapolations of experimental findings into understanding the human disease. The purpose of this statement is to provide guidelines for development and execution of experimental design and interpretation in animal studies...
July 20, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729353/recommendation-on-design-execution-and-reporting-of-animal-atherosclerosis-studies-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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Alan Daugherty, Alan R Tall, Mat J A P Daemen, Erling Falk, Edward A Fisher, Guillermo García-Cardeña, Aldons J Lusis, A Phillip Owens, Michael E Rosenfeld, Renu Virmani
Animal studies are a foundation for defining mechanisms of atherosclerosis and potential targets of drugs to prevent lesion development or reverse the disease. In the current literature, it is common to see contradictions of outcomes in animal studies from different research groups, leading to the paucity of extrapolations of experimental findings into understanding the human disease. The purpose of this statement is to provide guidelines for development and execution of experimental design and interpretation in animal studies...
July 20, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729317/the-effects-of-physical-activity-interventions-on-glycated-haemoglobin-a1c-in-non-diabetic-populations-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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I Cavero-Redondo, B Peleteiro, C Álvarez-Bueno, M Garrido-Miguel, E G Artero, V Martinez-Vizcaino
INTRODUCTION: Epidemiological evidence suggests that physical activity has a positive effect on reducing glycated haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels not only in diabetics, but also in healthy subjects. Moreover, a positive association of HbA1c levels with cardiovascular disease and mortality in non-diabetic populations has recently been reported. This is a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis aiming to estimate the effects of physical activity on glycaemic control measured by HbA1c levels in non-diabetic populations; and to determine which type of physical activity has a greater influence on glycaemic control...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729174/challenges-and-strategies-to-facilitate-formulation-development-of-pediatric-drug-products-safety-qualification-of-excipients
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Lorrene A Buckley, Smita Salunke, Karen Thompson, Gerri Baer, Darren Fegley, Mark A Turner
A public workshop entitled "Challenges and strategies to facilitate formulation development of pediatric drug products" focused on current status and gaps as well as recommendations for risk-based strategies to support the development of pediatric age-appropriate drug products. Representatives from industry, academia, and regulatory agencies discussed the issues within plenary, panel, and case-study breakout sessions. By enabling practical and meaningful discussion between scientists representing the diversity of involved disciplines (formulators, nonclinical scientists, clinicians, and regulators) and geographies (eg, US, EU), the Excipients Safety workshop session was successful in providing specific and key recommendations for defining paths forward...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729156/multivariate-pattern-analysis-utilizing-structural-or-functional-mri-in-individuals-with-musculoskeletal-pain-and-healthy-controls-a-systematic-review
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Ashley Smith, Marina López-Solà, Katie McMahon, Ashley Pedler, Michele Sterling
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review is to systematically review the evidence relating to findings generated by multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) following structural or functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to determine if this analysis is able to: a) Discriminate between individuals with musculoskeletal pain and healthy controls, b) Predict pain perception in healthy individuals stimulated with a noxious stimulus compared to those stimulated with a non-noxious stimulus...
June 15, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728997/sepsis-reconsidered-identifying-novel-metrics-for-behavioral-landscape-characterization-with-a-high-performance-computing-implementation-of-an-agent-based-model
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Chase Cockrell, Gary An
OBJECTIVES: Sepsis affects nearly 1 million people in the United States per year, has a mortality rate of 28-50% and requires more than $20 billion a year in hospital costs. Over a quarter century of research has not yielded a single reliable diagnostic test or a directed therapeutic agent for sepsis. Central to this insufficiency is the fact that sepsis remains a clinical/physiological diagnosis representing a multitude of molecularly heterogeneous pathological trajectories. Advances in computational capabilities offered by High Performance Computing (HPC) platforms call for an evolution in the investigation of sepsis to attempt to define the boundaries of traditional research (bench, clinical and computational) through the use of computational proxy models...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728937/the-impact-of-machine-learning-techniques-in-the-study-of-bipolar-disorder-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Diego Librenza-Garcia, Bruno Jaskulski Kotzian, Jessica Yang, Benson Mwangi, Bo Cao, Luiza Nunes Pereira Lima, Mariane Bagatin Bermudez, Manuela Vianna Boeira, Flávio Kapczinski, Ives Cavalcante Passos
Machine learning techniques provide new methods to predict diagnosis and clinical outcomes at an individual level. We aim to review the existing literature on the use of machine learning techniques in the assessment of subjects with bipolar disorder. We systematically searched PubMed, Embase and Web of Science for articles published in any language up to January 2017. We found 757 abstracts and included 51 studies in our review. Most of the included studies used multiple levels of biological data to distinguish the diagnosis of bipolar disorder from other psychiatric disorders or healthy controls...
July 17, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728893/-%C3%A2-2015-revised-utstein-style-recommended-guidelines-for-uniform-reporting-of-data-from-drowning-related-resuscitation-an-ilcor-advisory-statement
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Ahamed H Idris, Joost J L M Bierens, Gavin D Perkins, Volker Wenzel, Vinay Nadkarni, Peter Morley, David S Warner, Alexis Topjian, Allart M Venema, Christine M Branche, David Szpilman, Luiz Morizot-Leite, Masahiko Nitta, Bo Løfgren, Jonathon Webber, Jan-Thorsten Gräsner, Stephen B Beerman, Chun Song Youn, Ulrich Jost, Linda Quan, Cameron Dezfulian, Anthony J Handley, Mary Fran Hazinski
BACKGROUND: Utstein-style guidelines use an established consensus process, endorsed by the international resuscitation community, to facilitate and structure resuscitation research and publication. The first "Guidelines for Uniform Reporting of Data From Drowning" were published over a decade ago. During the intervening years, resuscitation science has advanced considerably, thus making revision of the guidelines timely. In particular, measurement of cardiopulmonary resuscitation elements and neurological outcomes reporting have advanced substantially...
June 23, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728448/pregnancy-and-child-health-outcomes-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-leukemia-and-lymphoma-survivors-a-systematic-review
#15
Ksenya Shliakhtsitsava, Sally A D Romero, Samantha Rose Dewald, H Irene Su
As long-term survival is high for children and young adults diagnosed with leukemia and lymphoma, delineating maternal, fetal and offspring health risks is important to their family planning. This systematic review examined data comparing these health risks between leukemia and lymphoma survivors and women without a history of cancer. Following a search of Embase, PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane, and Web of Science, 142 articles were screened and 18 were included in this review. No higher risks of spontaneous abortion, maternal diabetes and anemia, stillbirth, birth defects, or childhood cancer in offspring were observed in survivors compared to controls...
July 21, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728262/-evaluation-of-efficacy-of-immunosuppressive-therapy-plus-recombinant-human-thrombopoietin-for-children-with-severe-aplastic-anemia
#16
K Zhou, C X Liu, Y Li, J P Li, H H Fan, L Zhang, L P Jing, G X Peng, L Ye, Y Li, L Song, X Zhao, W R Yang, Z J Wu, F Chen, F K Zhang
Objective: To evaluate the therapeutic efficacy and safety of immunosuppressive therapy (IST) combined with recombinant human thrombopoietin (rhTPO) for severe aplastic anemia (SAA) in pediatric patients. Method: A retrospective case-control study was conducted and the clinical data of 45 pediatric patients with de novo SAA admitted to the Anemia Diagnosis and Treatment Center of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Blood Disease Hospital during the period from December 2009 to December 2014 were analyzed...
July 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728057/integrating-the-microbiome-as-a-resource-in-the-forensics-toolkit
#17
Thomas H Clarke, Andres Gomez, Harinder Singh, Karen E Nelson, Lauren M Brinkac
The introduction of DNA fingerprinting to forensic science rapidly expanded the available evidence that could be garnered from a crime scene and used in court cases. Next generation sequencing technologies increased available genetic data that could be used as evidence by orders of magnitude, and as such, significant additional genetic information is now available for use in forensic science. This includes DNA from the bacteria that live in and on humans, known as the human microbiome. Next generation sequencing of the human microbiome demonstrates that its bacterial DNA can be used to uniquely identify an individual, provide information about their life and behavioral patterns, determine the body site where a sample came from, and estimate postmortem intervals...
June 27, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727993/how-do-nurse-practitioners-work-in-primary-health-care-settings-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Julian Grant, Lauren Lines, Philip Darbyshire, Yvonne Parry
OBJECTIVES: This scoping review explores the work of nurse practitioners in primary health care settings in developed countries and critiques their contribution to improved health outcomes. DESIGN: A scoping review design was employed and included development of a research question, identification of potentially relevant studies, selection of relevant studies, charting data, collating, summarising and reporting findings. An additional step was added to evaluate the methodological rigor of each study...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727896/proseal-versus-classic-laryngeal-mask-airway-lma-for-positive-pressure-ventilation-in-adults-undergoing-elective-surgery
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REVIEW
Muhammad Qamarul Hoda, Khalid Samad, Hameed Ullah
BACKGROUND: The development of supraglottic airway devices has revolutionized airway management during general anaesthesia. Two devices are widely used in clinical practice to facilitate positive pressure ventilation: the ProSeal laryngeal mask airway (pLMA) and the Classic laryngeal mask airway (cLMA). It is not clear whether these devices have important clinical differences in terms of efficacy or complications. OBJECTIVES: To compare the effectiveness of the ProSeal laryngeal mask airway (pLMA) and the Classic LMA (cLMA) for positive pressure ventilation in adults undergoing elective surgery...
July 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727693/a-cross-disciplinary-assessment-of-student-loans-debt-financial-support-for-study-and-career-preferences-upon-graduation
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Craig S Webster, Christopher Ling, Mark Barrow, Phillippa Poole, Marcus Henning
AIM: To explore relationships between student loans debt, financial support and career preferences upon graduation for all healthcare disciplines offered at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland. METHODS: The Faculty Tracking Project is a longitudinal study which invites students to complete a questionnaire at the beginning and end of their educational programmes, including questions on debt, financial support and career preference. Our analysis comprised three phases: (1) a descriptive analysis of data related to debt and financial support; (2) a principal component analysis in order to find related categories of career choice; and (3) logistic regression models to determine how career preference categories could be explained by either levels of student loans debt or financial support...
July 21, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
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