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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346964/lipoprotein-a-as-a-risk-factor-for-venous-thromboembolism-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
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Francesco Dentali, Vera Gessi, Rossella Marcucci, Monica Gianni, Anna Maria Grandi, Massimo Franchini
Elevated plasma levels of lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) are associated with increased cardiovascular risk in several clinical studies. However, there is a lack of data supporting a positive association between elevated Lp(a) levels and venous thromboembolism (VTE). Thus, we conducted a systematic review of the literature to better clarify its role as a risk factor for VTE. Medline and the Embase (up to May 2015) electronic databases were used to identify potentially eligible studies. Studies measuring Lp(a) values in adult patients with deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism and in a population of patients without a VTE were selected...
March 27, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346851/aquatic-therapy-for-people-with-lymphedema-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Wai Yeung, Adam I Semciw
BACKGROUND: Aquatic therapy has several proposed benefits for people with lymphedema. A systematic review of the evidence for aquatic therapy in lymphedema management has not been conducted. METHOD AND RESULTS: Systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted. Five electronic databases were searched to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of people with lymphedema, which compared aquatic therapy with other lymphedema interventions. Qualitative analysis was undertaken where quantitative analysis was not possible...
March 27, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346756/commentary-all-that-glisters-is-not-gold-reflections-on-hollis-et%C3%A2-al-2017
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Roz Shafran, Sophie D Bennett
Digital Health Innovations have great potential to improve access to evidence-based psychological therapies. This comprehensive review and meta-analysis sets out the current state of the field including the efficacy of the interventions for different types of mental health problems and the desirability of the interventions from the patients' perspective. It also highlights the poor methodology of much of the research and suggests important ways forward to improve the quality of the data. The importance of assessing and understanding the potential negative impact of such interventions is emphasised both in the review and the commentary, and suggestions are made to maximise the likelihood that such interventions are accessible within routine services...
April 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346753/association-between-diabetes-mellitus-hyperglycemia-and-peri-implant-diseases-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alberto Monje, Andres Catena, Wenche S Borgnakke
AIM: This systematic review investigates whether hyperglycemia/diabetes mellitus is associated with peri-implant diseases (peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Electronic and manual literature searching was conducted. An a priori case definition for peri-implantitis was used as an inclusion criterion to minimize risk of bias. The Newcastle Ottawa Scale was used for quality assessment; random effect models were applied; and results were reported according to the PRISMA Statement...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
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/28346589/comparison-of-antibiotic-therapy-and-appendectomy-for-acute-uncomplicated-appendicitis-in-children-a-meta-analysis
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Libin Huang, Yuan Yin, Lie Yang, Cun Wang, Yuan Li, Zongguang Zhou
Importance: Antibiotic therapy for acute uncomplicated appendicitis is effective in adult patients, but its application in pediatric patients remains controversial. Objective: To compare the safety and efficacy of antibiotic treatment vs appendectomy as the primary therapy for acute uncomplicated appendicitis in pediatric patients. Data Sources: The PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register for randomized clinical trials were searched through April 17, 2016...
March 27, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346223/early-rectal-cancer-a-choice-between-local-excision-and-transabdominal-resection-a-review-of-the-literature-and-current-guidelines
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Giuseppe Pappalardo, Massimo Chiaretti
INTRODUCTION: Indication for Local Excision (LE) or Trans Abdominal Resections with Total Mesorectal Excision (TAR) in Early Rectal Cancer (ERC) are still controversial. MATERIAL OF STUDY: We reviewed meta-analyses, scientific societies guidelines, randomized and controlled clinical trials from 1999 to 2016 for a total of 146,231 patients. We included in our analysis the accuracy of different tools of investigation, the reliability of the endoscopic biopsies and compared the results of the various LE and TAR...
March 27, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346007/lipid-emulsion-improves-survival-in-animal-models-of-local-anesthetic-toxicity-a-meta-analysis
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Michael R Fettiplace, Daniel J McCabe
INTRODUCTION: The Lipid Emulsion Therapy workgroup, organized by the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, recently conducted a systematic review, which subjectively evaluated lipid emulsion as a treatment for local anesthetic toxicity. We re-extracted data and conducted a meta-analysis of survival in animal models. METHODS: We extracted survival data from 26 publications and conducted a random-effect meta-analysis based on odds ratio weighted by inverse variance...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345844/association-between-the-dna-repair-gene-xrcc3-rs861539-polymorphism-and-risk-of-osteosarcoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mohammad Reza Sobhan, Mohammad Forat Yazdi, Mahta Mazaheri, Masoud Zare Shehneh, Hossein Neamatzadeh
Objective: Although there are a few studies investigating the relation between X-Ray Repair Cross Complementing 3 (XRCC3) gene rs861539 polymorphism and osteosarcoma (OSA), the results are inconsistent. Therefore, we performed this systematic review and meta-analysis to clarify the associations between XRCC3 rs861539 polymorphism and OSA risk. Methods: We have retrieved published literature from PubMed, Google scholar, and ISI Web of Knowledge up to 25 January 2017. Odds ratios were pooled using either fixed-effects or random effects models...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345833/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-low-dose-versus-conventional-dose-chemotherapy-for-malignant-tumors-a-meta-analysis-of-6-randomized-controlled-trials
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Xianhe Xie, Yupeng Wu, Shuimei Luo, Haitao Yang, Lina Li, Sijing Zhou, Ruifen Shen, Heng Lin
Low-dose chemotherapy has emerged as a new strategy for control of cancer. However, there is a controversy as to whether low-dose chemotherapy is an effective way to manage many human malignancies. To shed light on this controversy, we performed a meta-analysis of relative merits between low-dose and conventional-dose chemotherapy in different carcinomas. Studies published before February 29, 2016 were reviewed for the meta-analysis and selected according to defined criteria. The effect levels of low-dose chemotherapy regarding overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS) and severe adverse events (SAEs) (Grade≥3) were calculated as risk ratios (ORs) or adjusted hazard ratios (HRs)...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345423/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-hearing-disorders-literature-review-and-meta-analysis-of-clinical-and-temporal-bone-findings
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Arianna Di Stadio, Massimo Ralli
Objective This literature review and meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the correlations among hearing and vestibular clinical symptoms, temporal bone findings, and pathological mechanisms in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Study design Relevant papers in the literature were retrospectively reviewed. Clinical hearing aspects in patients with SLE and relevant temporal bone studies in the same field were analyzed. Methods PubMed and Google Scholar searches were performed using the following keywords: "auto-immune disease," "systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)," "hearing loss," "temporal bone study," "vertigo," "dizziness," "tinnitus," "ear symptoms," "treatment," "diagnosis," "symptoms," "etiopathogenesis," "Wegener granulomatosis," "Sjogren," "polyarteritis nodosa," "Cogan syndrome," and "granulomatosis...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345402/clinical-and-functional-correlates-of-processing-speed-in-pediatric-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Nathan E Cook, Ellen B Braaten, Craig B H Surman
It is well established that processing speed is negatively impacted in children and adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Unfortunately, exactly how processing speed vulnerabilities manifest in daily functioning has not been well established. To support clinical care of youth with ADHD, it is important to better understand the functional consequences and relevant outcomes associated with processing speed deficits. This systematic review and meta-analysis sought to identify the association between processing speed and clinical or functional correlates among children or adolescents diagnosed with ADHD...
March 27, 2017: Child Neuropsychology: a Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344898/the-non-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-a-meta-analysis-and-clinical-considerations
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Brandon Michael Henry, Silvia Sanna, Matthew J Graves, Jens Vikse, Beatrice Sanna, Iwona M Tomaszewska, R Shane Tubbs, Jerzy A Walocha, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
BACKGROUND: The Non-Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve (NRLN) is a rare embryologically-derived variant of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve (RLN). The presence of an NRLN significantly increases the risk of iatrogenic injury and operative complications. Our aim was to provide a comprehensive meta-analysis of the overall prevalence of the NRLN, its origin, and its association with an aberrant subclavian artery. METHODS: Through March 2016, a database search was performed of PubMed, CNKI, ScienceDirect, EMBASE, BIOSIS, SciELO, and Web of Science...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344521/timing-of-debridement-and-infection-rates-in-open-fractures-of-the-hand-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Constantinos Ketonis, Joseph Dwyer, Asif M Ilyas
Background: Literature on open fracture infections has focused primarily on long bones, with limited guidelines available for open hand fractures. In this study, we systematically review the available hand surgery literature to determine infection rates and the effect of debridement timing and antibiotic administration. Methods: Searches of the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane computerized literature databases and manual bibliography searches were performed. Descriptive/quantitative data were extracted, and a meta-analysis of different patient cohorts and treatment modalities was performed to compare infection rates...
March 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
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/28344403/toxoplasma-gondii-infection-in-meat-animals-from-africa-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-sero-epidemiological-studies
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Aretas Babatoundé Nounnagnon Tonouhewa, Yao Akpo, Philippe Sessou, Camus Adoligbe, Eric Yessinou, Yaovi Gildas Hounmanou, Marc Napoléon Assogba, Issaka Youssao, Souaïbou Farougou
AIM: Toxoplasma gondii is an ubiquitous apicomplexan parasite which causes toxoplasmosis in humans and animals. Felids especially cats are definitive hosts and almost all warm-blooded mammals, including livestock and human can serve as intermediate hosts. Food animals can be reservoirs for T. gondii and act as one of the sources for parasite transmission to humans. The objective of this study is to collect serological data on the prevalence of anti-T. gondii antibody, and risk factors for certain food animals from Africa to provide a quantitative estimate of T...
February 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344365/synthesizing-results-from-empirical-research-on-computer-based-scaffolding-in-stem-education-a-meta-analysis
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Brian R Belland, Andrew E Walker, Nam Ju Kim, Mason Lefler
Computer-based scaffolding assists students as they generate solutions to complex problems, goals, or tasks, helping increase and integrate their higher order skills in the process. However, despite decades of research on scaffolding in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, no existing comprehensive meta-analysis has synthesized the results of these studies. This review addresses that need by synthesizing the results of 144 experimental studies (333 outcomes) on the effects of computer-based scaffolding designed to assist the full range of STEM learners (primary through adult education) as they navigated ill-structured, problem-centered curricula...
April 2017: Review of Educational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344158/laparoscopic-vs-open-approach-for-transverse-colon-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-short-and-long-term-outcomes
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REVIEW
Christos Athanasiou, Jonathan Robinson, Marina Yiasemidou, Sonia Lockwood, Georgios A Markides
BACKGROUND: Transverse colon malignancies have been excluded from all randomized controlled trials comparing laparoscopic against open colectomies, potentially due to the advanced laparoscopic skills required for dissecting around the middle colic vessels and the associated morbidity. Concerns have been expressed that the laparospopic approach may compromise the oncological clearance in transverse colon cancer. This study aimed to comprehensively compare the laparoscopic (LPA) to the open (OPA) approach by performing a meta-analysis of long and short term outcomes...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344122/3-d-evidence-network-plot-system-covariate-imbalances-and-effects-in-network-meta-analysis-explored-using-a-new-software-tool
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Sarah Batson, Robert Score, Alex J Sutton
OBJECTIVE: To develop the 3-dimensional (3-D) evidence network plot system - a novel web-based interactive 3-D tool to facilitate the visualisation and exploration of covariate distributions and imbalances across evidence networks for network meta-analysis (NMA). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We developed the 3-D evidence network plot system within an AngularJS environment using a third party JavaScript library (Three.js) to create the 3-D element of the application...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343775/lower-vaccine-uptake-amongst-older-individuals-living-alone-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-social-determinants-of-vaccine-uptake
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REVIEW
Anu Jain, A J van Hoek, Delia Boccia, Sara L Thomas
INTRODUCTION: Vaccination is a key intervention to reduce infectious disease mortality and morbidity amongst older individuals. Identifying social factors for vaccine uptake enables targeted interventions to reduce health inequalities. OBJECTIVE: To systematically appraise and quantify social factors associated with vaccine uptake amongst individuals aged ≥60years from Europe. METHODS: We searched Medline and Embase from inception to 24/02/2016...
March 23, 2017: Vaccine
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