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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161465/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-for-the-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism
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Shahab Hajibandeh, Shahin Hajibandeh, George A Antoniou, James Rh Scurr, Francesco Torella
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a serious but preventable cause of morbidity and mortality. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation systems (NMES) for the prevention of VTE may be beneficial for patients in whom pharmacological or standard mechanical prophylaxis methods are contraindicated or are regarded as unsafe or impractical. Although findings of experimental studies suggest that NMES reduce venous stasis, the clinical utility and effectiveness of NMES in VTE prevention remain controversial...
November 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160599/models-of-care-for-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review
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Ruairidh Nicoll, Lynn Robertson, Elliot Gemmell, Pawana Sharma, Corri Black, Angharad Marks
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common and presents an increasing burden to patients and health services. However, the optimal model of care for patients with CKD is unclear. We systematically reviewed the clinical effectiveness of different models of care for the management of CKD. A comprehensive search of eight databases was undertaken for articles published from 1992 to 2016. We included randomised controlled trials which assessed any model of care in the management of adults with pre-dialysis CKD, reporting renal, cardiovascular, mortality and other outcomes...
November 21, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159857/methylphenidate-for-children-and-adolescents-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Nancy Sturman, Laura Deckx, Mieke L van Driel
BACKGROUND: Children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) frequently present with inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity, which are the cardinal symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The effectiveness of methylphenidate, a commonly used ADHD treatment, is therefore of interest in these children. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of methylphenidate for symptoms of ADHD (inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity) and ASD (impairments in social interaction and communication, and repetitive, restricted or stereotypical behaviours) in children and adolescents aged 6 to 18 years with ASD...
November 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159599/delayed-gastric-emptying-following-laparoscopic-repair-of-very-large-hiatus-hernias-impairs-quality-of-life
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David S Liu, Chek Tog, Hou K Lim, Peter Stiven, Sarah K Thompson, David I Watson, Ahmad Aly
BACKGROUND: Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) following hiatus hernia surgery may affect a substantial number of patients with adverse clinical consequences. Here, we aim to evaluate the impact of DGE following laparoscopic repair of very large hiatus hernias on patients' quality of life, gastrointestinal symptomatology, and daily function. METHODS: Analysis of data collected from a multicenter prospective randomised trial of patients who underwent laparoscopic mesh versus sutured repair of very large hiatus hernias (>50% of stomach in chest)...
November 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159486/program-components-of-psychosocial-interventions-in-foster-and-kinship-care-a-systematic-review
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Jacqueline Kemmis-Riggs, Adam Dickes, John McAloon
Foster children frequently experience early trauma that significantly impacts their neurobiological, psychological and social development. This systematic review examines the comparative effectiveness of foster and kinship care interventions. It examines the components within each intervention, exploring their potential to benefit child and carer well-being, particularly focussing on child behaviour problems, and relational functioning. Systematic searches of electronic databases included PsycINFO, MEDLINE, Web of Science Core Collection, the Cochrane Collaborations Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and Scopus to identify randomised or quasi-randomised trials of psychosocial foster/kinship care interventions, published between 1990 and 2016...
November 20, 2017: Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158771/implementation-and-evaluation-of-community-based-drop-in-centres-for-breastfeeding-support-in-victoria-australia
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Rhian L Cramer, Helen L McLachlan, Touran Shafiei, Lisa H Amir, Meabh Cullinane, Rhonda Small, Della A Forster
Background: While Australia has high breastfeeding initiation, there is a sharp decline in the first weeks postpartum and this continues throughout the first year. Supporting breastfeeding In Local Communities (SILC) was a three-arm cluster randomised controlled trial to determine whether early home-based breastfeeding support by a maternal and child health nurse (SILC-MCHN), with or without access to a community-based breastfeeding drop-in centre, increased the proportion of infants receiving any breast milk at three, four and six months...
2017: International Breastfeeding Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158244/post-traumatic-knee-mri-findings-and-associations-with-patient-trauma-and-clinical-characteristics-a-subgroup-analysis-in-primary-care-in-the-netherlands
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Kim van Oudenaarde, Nynke M Swart, Johan L Bloem, Sita Ma Bierma-Zeinstra, Paul R Algra, Bart Koes, Jan Verhaar, Rob Ghh Nelissen, Patrick Je Bindels, Pim Aj Luijsterburg, Monique Reijnierse
BACKGROUND: The added value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in primary care is still being debated. A high diagnostic yield can be expected in young and active patients with post-traumatic knee complaints. AIM: To determine the frequency of MRI abnormalities in young and active patients (aged 18-45 years) and the associations with patient, trauma, and clinical characteristics. DESIGN AND SETTING: A subgroup analysis of 174 patients, aged 18-45 years with knee trauma of <6 months, allocated to MRI in a randomised controlled trial on the yield of MRI in primary care...
November 20, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158243/point-of-care-lactate-testing-for-sepsis-at-presentation-to-health-care-a-systematic-review-of-patient-outcomes
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Elizabeth Morris, David McCartney, Daniel Lasserson, Ann Van den Bruel, Rebecca Fisher, Gail Hayward
BACKGROUND: Lactate is measured in hospital settings to identify patients with sepsis and severe infections, and to guide initiation of early treatment. Point-of-care technology could facilitate measurement of lactate by clinicians in the community. However, there has been little research into its utility in these environments. AIM: To investigate the effect of using point-of-care lactate at presentation to health care on mortality and other clinical outcomes, in patients presenting with acute infections...
November 20, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157670/presence-of-comorbidities-and-prognosis-of-clinical-symptoms-in-knee-and-or-hip-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Patrick Calders, Ans Van Ginckel
OBJECTIVE: (i) To determine the association between the presence of comorbidities and severity of pain and physical dysfunction in people with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis; (ii) to explore associations between specific comorbidities (cardiac disease and/or hypertension, diabetes, depression, and back pain) and symptom severity. METHODS: Studies were identified through systematic searches in four electronic databases and grey literature, and, subsequently, methodologically appraised...
October 31, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157592/the-effects-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-therapy-on-troponin-t-and-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ya-Shu Chang, Brendon J Yee, Camilla M Hoyos, Keith K Wong, David R Sullivan, Ronald R Grunstein, Craig L Phillips
INTRODUCTION: Untreated obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and heart failure. High-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs Trop-T) and B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) are sensitive biomarkers for myocardial injury and heart failure respectively. No randomised controlled trials have examined the treatment effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in patients with OSA on these biomarkers. METHOD: Patients >21 years old with apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI) ≥25/h by overnight polysomnography were recruited...
November 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157469/model-validity-of-randomised-placebo-controlled-trials-of-non-individualised-homeopathic-treatment
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Robert T Mathie, Michel Van Wassenhoven, A L B Rutten, Christien T Klein-Laansma, José Eizayaga, Anna Pla I Castellsagué, Miek C Jong, Raj K Manchanda, Flávio Dantas, Menachem Oberbaum, Joyce Frye, Helmut Roniger, Stephan Baumgartner, Robbert van Haselen, Ton Nicolai, Peter Fisher
BACKGROUND: The comprehensive systematic review of randomised placebo-controlled trials (RCTs) in homeopathy requires examination of a study's model validity of homeopathic treatment (MVHT) as well as its risk of bias (extent of reliable evidence). OBJECTIVE: To appraise MVHT in those RCTs of non-individualised homeopathy that an associated investigation had judged as 'not at high risk of bias'. DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: An assessment of MVHT was ascribed to each of 26 eligible RCTs...
November 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157276/impact-of-non-surgical-periodontal-therapy-on-ohrqol-in-an-obese-population-a-randomised-control-trial
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Samara S Basher, R Saub, R D Vaithilingam, S H Safii, Aqil M Daher, F H Al-Bayaty, N A Baharuddin
BACKGROUND: Oral Health Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) is an important measure of disease and intervention outcomes. Chronic periodontitis (CP) is an inflammatory condition that is associated with obesity and adversely affects OHRQoL. Obese patients with CP incur a double burden of disease. In this article we aimed to explore the effect of Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy (NSPT) on OHRQoL among obese participants with chronic periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a randomised control clinical trial at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya...
November 21, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156647/effects-of-nutritional-interventions-during-pregnancy-on-infant-and-child-cognitive-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Rachael M Taylor, Shanna M Fealy, Alessandra Bisquera, Roger Smith, Clare E Collins, Tiffany-Jane Evans, Alexis J Hure
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies have demonstrated that folate, iodine and iron intake during pregnancy impacts on foetal brain development and cognitive function. However, in human studies, the relationship with other dietary nutrients is less clear. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aims to critically appraise the current literature and meta-analyses results from nutritional interventions during pregnancy that aimed to optimise infant and child cognitive outcomes...
November 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156493/virtual-reality-for-stroke-rehabilitation
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Kate E Laver, Belinda Lange, Stacey George, Judith E Deutsch, Gustavo Saposnik, Maria Crotty
BACKGROUND: Virtual reality and interactive video gaming have emerged as recent treatment approaches in stroke rehabilitation with commercial gaming consoles in particular, being rapidly adopted in clinical settings. This is an update of a Cochrane Review published first in 2011 and then again in 2015. OBJECTIVES: Primary objective: to determine the efficacy of virtual reality compared with an alternative intervention or no intervention on upper limb function and activity...
November 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156087/fundamental-nursing-care-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence-on-the-effect-of-nursing-care-interventions-for-nutrition-elimination-mobility-and-hygiene
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David A Richards, Angelique Hilli, Claire Pentecost, Victoria A Goodwin, Julia Frost
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of nursing interventions for people's nutrition, elimination, mobility and hygiene needs. BACKGROUND: Patient experience of health care is sensitive to nursing quality. A refocus on fundamental nursing care is undermined by lack of evidence of effectiveness for interventions in core areas such as elimination, nutrition, mobility and hygiene. DESIGN: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW: METHODS: We searched for and included experimental studies on interventions by professionally qualified and unregistered nurses that addressed participants' nutrition, elimination, mobility and hygiene needs...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155985/a-systematic-review-the-management-and-outcomes-of-ileal-pouch-strictures
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Jonathan P Segal, Guy Worley, Samuel O Adegbola, Kapil Sahnan, Philip Tozer, Phillip F C Lung, Omar D Faiz, Susan K Clark, Ailsa L Hart
Background: Restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis removes the diseased tissue in ulcerative colitis but also allows gastrointestinal continuity and stoma-free living. Pouch strictures are a complication with a reported incidence of 5-38%. The three areas where pouch strictures occur are in the pouch inlet, mid-pouch and pouch-anal anastomosis. Aim: To undertake a systematic review of the literature and to identify management strategies available for pouch-anal, mid-pouch and pre-pouch ileal strictures and their outcomes...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154815/vitamin-d-and-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Wei-Ling Huang, Jun Yang, Jian Yang, Hui-Bo Wang, Chao-Jun Yang, Ying Yang
OBJECTIVES: To research vitamin D levels in the prevention of new-onset atrial fibrillation(AF), we conducting a systematic review of randomised controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: The MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane Library were searched for English-language RCTs published before September 2016.We focus on the vitamin D levels in the prevention of new-onset AF. The outcomes assessed were vitamin D levels, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and Left atrium diameter...
November 14, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154073/a-new-topical-treatment-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-pediatric-patients-based-on-ficus-carica-l-fig-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Shirin Abbasi, Mohammad Kamalinejad, Delara Babaie, SeyedMohammad Shams, Zahra Sadr, Mehdi Gheysari, Vahid Reza Askari, Hassan Rakhshandeh
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common, chronic, relapsing and inflammatory skin disease characterized by pruritus and xerosis (dry skin). Its prevalence is on the increase worldwide, particularly in children. As the pathogenesis of AD involves a complex interaction of genetic, environmental and immunological factors, its definitive treatment is difficult. OBJECTIVE: This clinical trial was designed as equivalence study to investigate the effect of aqueous extract of edible dried fig fruit on the severity of AD as measured with scoring atopic dermatitis (SCORAD), in comparison with Hydrocortisone 1...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154058/herbal-medicines-for-treating-acute-otitis-media-a-systematic-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Mi Ju Son, Young-Eun Kim, Young Il Song, Yun Hee Kim
INTRODUCTION: This systematic review aimed to assess the clinical evidence for the widespread use of herbal medicines in treating acute otitis media. METHODS: Eleven electronic databases, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the CENTRAL were searched, without language limitations. All randomised controlled trials involving the use of herbal medicines, alone or in combination with conventional therapies, for acute otitis media were included. RESULTS: We identified 4956 studies, of which seven randomised clinical trials met the inclusion criteria...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154042/oncological-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-nephroureterectomy-versus-open-radical-nephroureterectomy-for-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-an-european-association-of-urology-guidelines-systematic-review
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Benoit Peyronnet, Thomas Seisen, Jose-Luis Dominguez-Escrig, Harman Max Bruins, Cathy Yuhong Yuan, Thomas Lam, Steven Maclennan, James N'dow, Marko Babjuk, Eva Comperat, Richard Zigeuner, Richard J Sylvester, Maximilian Burger, Hugh Mostafid, Bas W G van Rhijn, Paolo Gontero, Joan Palou, Sharokh F Shariat, Morgan Roupret
CONTEXT: Most series have suggested better perioperative outcomes of laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) over open RNU. However, the oncological safety of laparoscopic RNU remains controversial. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review all relevant literature comparing oncological outcomes of open versus laparoscopic RNU. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic literature search using the Medline, Embase, and Cochrane databases and clinicaltrial...
November 15, 2017: European Urology Focus
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