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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241263/systematic-review-of-oral-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-symptoms-of-bladder-pain-syndrome-the-brazilian-guidelines
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Thaís Guimarães Dos Santos, Isabela Albuquerque Severo de Miranda, Christiana Campani Nygaard, Lucas Schreiner, Rodrigo de Aquino Castro, Jorge Milhen Haddad
Interstitial cystitis (IC), including bladder pain syndrome (BPS), is a chronic and debilitating disease that mainly affects women. It is characterized by pelvic pain associated with urinary urgency, frequency, nocturia and negative urine culture, with normal cytology. In 2009, the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU) defined the term IC/BPS as "an unpleasant sensation (pain, pressure, and discomfort) perceived to be related to the urinary bladder, associated with lower urinary tract symptoms for more than 6 weeks duration, in the absence of infection or other identifiable causes...
December 14, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240924/effect-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-on-cognition-an-updated-systematic-review-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Oscar D Rangel-Huerta, Angel Gil
Context: The increasing number of studies on the effects of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) on health, particularly cognition, in the last 5 years reflects the growing interest in this area of research. Objective: The aim for this systematic review was to evaluate the scientific evidence published in the last 5 years (2012-2017) on the effects of n-3 LC-PUFA intake on cognition, cognitive development, and cognitive decline to determine whether n-3 LC-PUFAs support cognitive development and prevent cognitive decline...
December 12, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239994/effects-of-judo-training-on-bones-a-systematic-literature-review
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Simone Ciaccioni, Giancarlo Condello, Flavia Guidotti, Laura Capranica
The aim of this study was to provide a systematic literature review on the osteogenic effects of judo (PROSPERO: CRD42016041803). The online search was conducted according to the inclusion criteria: observational studies and clinical/interventional trials in English from inception to June 2016; bone health, mineral density (BMD), diameters, impact force and turnover markers (BTM) outcomes. Thirty-four studies were included and graded for their methodological quality ("fair" quality: 79.4%). The most used assessment method (44...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239989/a-systematic-review-of-the-association-between-physical-fitness-and-musculoskeletal-injury-risk-part-3-flexibility-power-speed-balance-and-agility
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Sarah J de la Motte, Peter Lisman, Timothy C Gribbin, Kaitlin Murphy, Patricia A Deuster
We performed a systematic review and evaluation of the existing scientific literature on the association between flexibility, power, speed, balance, and agility, and musculoskeletal injury (MSK-I) risk in military and civilian populations. MEDLINE, EBSCO, EMBASE, and the Defense Technical Information Center were searched for original studies published from 1970 through 2015 that examined associations between these physical fitness measures (flexibility, power, speed, balance, and agility) and MSK-I. Methodological quality and strength of the evidence were determined following criteria adapted from previously published systematic reviews...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239465/vitamin-b12-bone-mineral-density-and-fracture-risk-in-adults-a-systematic-review
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Luciana Leal Gomes de Macêdo, Cecilia Maria Resende Gonçalves de Carvalho, Janaína Costa Cavalcanti, Betania de Jesus E Silva de Almendra Freitas
OBJECTIVE: To consolidate information available on the effect of vitamin B12 on bone mineral density and fracture risk, with emphasis on clinical trials, observational and longitudinal data conducted in humans. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature of the past decade on the role of vitamin B12 in bone mineral density and fracture risk in subjects of all ages and both sexes was performed by means of a PubMed, Science Direct, Medline and SciELO database search...
September 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239047/does-the-amount-of-lower-extremity-movement-variability-differ-between-injured-and-uninjured-populations-a-systematic-review
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Samuel R Baida, Shane J Gore, Andrew D Franklyn-Miller, Kieran A Moran
Movement variability during repetitive performance of a dynamic activity (e.g. running, jumping, kicking) is considered an integral characteristic of optimal movement execution, however, it's relationship with musculoskeletal injury is not known. The primary aim of this paper was to review published comparison trials to determine if movement variability differs between uninjured controls and subjects with a lower limb musculoskeletal injury. A systematic search of online databases; Medline, Sports Discus, Scopus and Web of Science was conducted from July to November 2016...
December 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238651/management-of-treatment-resistant-panic-disorder
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REVIEW
Giampaolo Perna, Daniela Caldirola
Purpose of Review: Purpose of Review Management of treatment-resistant (TR) panic disorder (PD) is an unresolved issue. In this paper, we provide a brief summary of previous findings, an updated (2015-2017) systematic review of pharmacological/non-pharmacological studies, and our personal perspective on this topic. Recent Findings: Recent Findings We found a very limited number of recent findings. Quetiapine extended-release augmentation has not been found to be beneficial, in comparison to placebo, in non-responders to previously recommended pharmacotherapy...
2017: Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238401/health-needs-of-older-populations-affected-by-humanitarian-crises-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review
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Emma Massey, James Smith, Bayard Roberts
Background: The combination of global demographic changes and a growing number of humanitarian crises in middle-income countries that have a higher life expectancy has led to an increase in the number of older populations affected by humanitarian crises. The aim of this review was to systematically examine evidence on the health needs of older populations in humanitarian crises, including both armed conflicts and natural disasters, in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Methods: A systematic review methodology was used...
2017: Conflict and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237472/supply-kits-for-antenatal-and-childbirth-care-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Alicia Aleman, Giselle Tomasso, María Luisa Cafferata, Mercedes Colomar, Ana Pilar Betran
INTRODUCTION: It is critical to increase the uptake of interventions proven to be effective to improve maternal and perinatal outcomes. Supply kits have been suggested to be a feasible strategy designed to ensure timely availability and effective follow-up of care. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a systematic review to summarize the evidence on the uptake, effectiveness and safety of supply kits for maternal care. SEARCH STRATEGY: MEDLINE, the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register, Campbell Collaboration, Lilacs, Embase and unpublished studies were searched...
December 13, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237461/systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-efficacy-of-artemisinin-based-and-quinine-based-treatments-for-uncomplicated-falciparum-malaria-in-pregnancy-methodological-challenges
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Makoto Saito, Mary Ellen Gilder, François Nosten, Rose McGready, Philippe J Guérin
BACKGROUND: There is no agreed standard method to assess the efficacy of anti-malarials for uncomplicated falciparum in pregnancy despite an increased risk of adverse outcomes for the mother and the fetus. The aim of this review is to present the currently available evidence from both observational and interventional cohort studies on anti-malarial efficacy in pregnancy and summarize the variability of assessment and reporting found in the review process. METHODS: Efficacy methodology and assessment of artemisinin-based treatments (ABT) and quinine-based treatments (QBT) were reviewed systematically using seven databases and two clinical trial registries (protocol registration-PROSPERO: CRD42017054808)...
December 13, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237161/effects-of-intentional-weight-loss-on-markers-of-oxidative-stress-dna-repair-and-telomere-length-a-systematic-review
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Caroline Himbert, Henry Thompson, Cornelia M Ulrich
BACKGROUND: Altered levels of markers of oxidative stress, DNA repair, and telomere integrity have been detected in obese individuals and may underlie the pathogenesis of obesity-related diseases. However, whether or not such effects are reversed by intentional weight loss has not been systematically reviewed. METHODS: A literature search in PubMed/Medline identified 2,388 articles of which 21 studies (randomized controlled trial (RCT) (n = 10) and non-randomized intervention studies (n = 11)) were classified as testing the effects of intentional weight loss on i) oxidative stress (n = 15), ii) DNA repair (n = 2), and iii) telomere length (n = 4)...
December 14, 2017: Obesity Facts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236085/performance-evaluation-of-bluetooth-low-energy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jacopo Tosi, Fabrizio Taffoni, Marco Santacatterina, Roberto Sannino, Domenico Formica
Small, compact and embedded sensors are a pervasive technology in everyday life for a wide number of applications (e.g., wearable devices, domotics, e-health systems, etc.). In this context, wireless transmission plays a key role, and among available solutions, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is gaining more and more popularity. BLE merges together good performance, low-energy consumption and widespread diffusion. The aim of this work is to review the main methodologies adopted to investigate BLE performance. The first part of this review is an in-depth description of the protocol, highlighting the main characteristics and implementation details...
December 13, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235882/early-warning-systems-for-the-management-of-chronic-heart-failure-a-systematic-literature-review-of-cost-effectiveness-models
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Fernando Albuquerque de Almeida, Maiwenn Al, Ron Koymans, Kadir Caliskan, Ankie Kerstens, Johan L Severens
Introduction Describing the general and methodological characteristics of decision-analytical models used in the economic evaluation of early warning systems for the management of chronic heart failure patients and performing a quality assessment of their methodological characteristics is expected to provide concise and useful insight to inform the future development of decision-analytical models in the field of heart failure management. Areas covered The literature on decision-analytical models for the economic evaluation of early warning systems for the management of chronic heart failure patients was systematically reviewed...
December 13, 2017: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235181/fuzheng-huayu-capsule-as-an-adjuvant-treatment-for-hbv-related-cirrhosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Tao Wang, Xuelin Zhou, Honghong Liu, Jiabo Wang, Ping Zhang, Yun Zhu, Kun Li, Shizhang Wei, Haotian Li, Lifu Wang, Ruilin Wang, Yanling Zhao
Fuzheng Huayu (FZHY) capsule, a formulated traditional Chinese medicine product with 6 Chinese herbs, is widely used for HBV-related cirrhosis as an adjuvant treatment. However, the efficacy of FZHY capsule for HBV-induced cirrhosis did not be comprehensively proved by systematic analysis. Our current analysis was aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of FZHY capsule by an evidence-based method. Databases, including China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wangfang, VIP medicine information system, Pubmed, Embase, and Cochrane Library, were searched, and the randomized controlled trials of FZHY capsule were used for the treatment of HBV-associated liver cirrhosis...
December 13, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235165/melaleuca-alternifolia-and-its-application-against-dental-plaque-and-periodontal-diseases-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Maísa Casarin, Josiele Pazinatto, Roberto Christ Vianna Santos, Fabricio Batistin Zanatta
This is a systematic review of clinical and laboratory studies evaluating the effect of Melaleuca alternifolia on periodontopathogens, dental plaque, gingivitis, periodontitis, and inflammatory responses. The PubMed, Cochrane, Web of science, Bireme, Lilacs, Prospero, Open Grey, and Clinical Trials databases were searched to identify potentially eligible studies through October 2016. Of 1,654 potentially eligible studies, 25 were included in the systematic review. Their methodology was evaluated through the Cochrane Handbook for clinical studies and the GRADE system for in vivo/in vitro studies...
December 12, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234493/what-are-the-risks-of-manual-treatment-of-the-spine-a-scoping-review-for-clinicians
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REVIEW
Gabrielle Swait, Rob Finch
Background: Communicating to patients the risks of manual treatment to the spine is an important, but challenging element of informed consent. This scoping review aimed to characterise and summarise the available literature on risks and to describe implications for clinical practice and research. Method: A methodological framework for scoping reviews was followed. Systematic searches were conducted during June 2017. The quantity, nature and sources of literature were described...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234385/the-immediate-analgesic-effect-of-acupuncture-for-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Anfeng Xiang, Ke Cheng, Xueyong Shen, Ping Xu, Sheng Liu
Although acupuncture is gaining popularity for the treatment of nonspecific pain, the immediate analgesic effect of acupuncture has never been reviewed. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on disease-related pain to critically evaluate the immediate effect of acupuncture for pain relief. The PubMed and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases as well as three Chinese databases including the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang, and VIP platforms were searched through November 2016...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234380/compression-of-the-fourth-ventricle-using-a-craniosacral-osteopathic-technique-a-systematic-review-of-the-clinical-evidence
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REVIEW
Anna Żurowska, Roksana Malak, Anna Kołcz-Trzęsicka, Włodzimierz Samborski, Małgorzata Paprocka-Borowicz
Compression of the fourth ventricle (CV4) is a well-known osteopathic procedure, utilized by osteopaths, osteopathic physicians, craniosacral therapists, physical therapists, and manual therapists as part of their healthcare practice based on some evidence suggesting impact on nervous system functions. The main objective of the study was to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the clinical benefits of CV4 and to show the evidence supporting clinical prescriptions, guides, and advice in treating...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233831/the-efficacy-of-the-proprioceptive-neuromuscular-facilitation-pnf-approach-in-stroke-rehabilitation-to-improve-basic-activities-of-daily-living-and-quality-of-life-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-protocol
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Francesc Xavier Guiu-Tula, Rosa Cabanas-Valdés, Mercè Sitjà-Rabert, Gerard Urrútia, Natàlia Gómara-Toldrà
INTRODUCTION: Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) is a widely used rehabilitation concept, although its efficacy has not yet been demonstrated in stroke survivors. The aim of this systematic review is to identify, assess and synthesise the potential benefits of using PNF to improve the activities of daily living (ADL) and quality of life (QoL) of individuals with stroke. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A systematic electronic search will be conducted in MEDLINE, Embase, CENTRAL and PEDro...
December 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233703/the-risk-of-osteonecrosis-on-alveolar-healing-after-tooth-extraction-and-systemic-administration-of-antiresorptive-drugs-in-rodents-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Victor Lousan do Nascimento Poubel, Carolina Amália Barcellos Silva, Luis André Mendonça Mezzomo, Graziela De Luca Canto, Elena Riet Correa Rivero
PURPOSE: There is much concern about the increasing number of patients with medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ), and many studies have been published in an attempt to understand the pathophysiology of this condition. This study aimed to systematically review the literature on MRONJ arising in rodents under antiresorptive drug therapy after tooth extraction. METHODS: A search of electronic databases, including LILACS, PROQUEST, PubMed, SCOPUS, and the Web of Science...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
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