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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722165/dimorphic-ejaculates-and-sperm-release-strategies-associated-with-alternative-mating-behaviors-in-the-squid
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Lígia H Apostólico, José E A R Marian
Sperm competition is a powerful postcopulatory selective force influencing male adaptations associated with increasing fertilization success, and it is usually related to the evolution of different strategies of ejaculate expenditure between individuals. Ejaculates may also be influenced by additional selective pressures associated with sperm competition, such as timing between insemination and fertilization, female reproductive tract morphology, and fertilization environment. Also, males that adopt alternative mating tactics may face distinct sperm competition pressures, which may lead to the evolution of intraspecific diversity in ejaculates...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720364/medical-expulsive-therapy-in-urolithiasis-a-review-of-the-quality-of-the-current-evidence
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REVIEW
Andreas Skolarikos, Khurshid R Ghani, Christian Seitz, Brandon Van Asseldonk, Matthew F Bultitude
CONTEXT: Medical expulsive therapy (MET) is widely used to promote spontaneous passage of urinary stones. However, there is conflicting evidence on the actual role of MET. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the conformance of published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on MET with the Consolidated Standards for Reporting Trials (CONSORT) criteria, and to clarify the current role of MET in management of urinary stones on the basis of our findings. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We carried out an electronic search of the Cochrane Library, PubMed, and Embase databases for RCTs on MET...
February 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720094/a-literature-review-of-applied-adaptive-design-methodology-within-the-field-of-oncology-in-randomised-controlled-trials-and-a-proposed-extension-to-the-consort-guidelines
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Pankaj Mistry, Janet A Dunn, Andrea Marshall
BACKGROUND: The application of adaptive design methodology within a clinical trial setting is becoming increasingly popular. However the application of these methods within trials is not being reported as adaptive designs hence making it more difficult to capture the emerging use of these designs. Within this review, we aim to understand how adaptive design methodology is being reported, whether these methods are explicitly stated as an 'adaptive design' or if it has to be inferred and to identify whether these methods are applied prospectively or concurrently...
July 18, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710065/the-limitations-of-using-randomised-controlled-trials-as-a-basis-for-developing-treatment-guidelines
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REVIEW
Roger Mulder, Ajeet B Singh, Amber Hamilton, Pritha Das, Tim Outhred, Grace Morris, Darryl Bassett, Bernhard T Baune, Michael Berk, Philip Boyce, Bill Lyndon, Gordon Parker, Gin S Malhi
Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are considered the 'gold standard' by which novel psychotropic medications and psychological interventions are evaluated and consequently adopted into widespread clinical practice. However, there are some limitations to using RCTs as the basis for developing treatment guidelines. While RCTs allow researchers to determine whether a given medication or intervention is effective in a specific patient sample, for practicing clinicians it is more important to know whether it will work for their particular patient in their particular setting...
July 14, 2017: Evidence-based Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708780/syndesmotic-ankle-fractures-a-systematic-review
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James D Michelson, Michael Wright, Michael Blankstein
OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis and treatment of syndesmotic ankle fractures is controversial. This systematic review was performed to clarify the current understanding addressing several clinical questions that arise in the treatment of such injuries DATA SOURCES:: The English language literature was searched using PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science. The search terms were "syndesmosis" or "syndesmotic" in combination with the terms "ankle fracture" or "fracture". The included dates were between 1967 and July 2015...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701360/multicentre-randomised-clinical-trial-of-paediatric-concussion-assessment-of-rest-and-exertion-pedcare-a-study-to-determine-when-to-resume-physical-activities-following-concussion-in-children
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Andrée-Anne Ledoux, Nicholas J Barrowman, Kathy Boutis, Adrienne Davis, Sarah Reid, Gurinder Sangha, Ken J Farion, Kevin Belanger, Mark S Tremblay, Keith Owen Yeates, Carol DeMatteo, Nick Reed, Roger Zemek
INTRODUCTION: Rest until symptom-free, followed by a progressive stepwise return to activities, is often prescribed in the management of paediatric concussions. Recent evidence suggests prolonged rest may hinder recovery, and early resumption of physical activity may be associated with more rapid recovery postconcussion. The primary objective is to determine whether the early reintroduction of non-contact physical activity beginning 72 hours postinjury reduces postconcussive symptoms at 2 weeks in children following an acute concussion as compared with a rest until asymptomatic protocol...
July 12, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682863/increased-interhemispheric-resting-state-functional-connectivity-in-healthy-participants-with-insomnia-symptoms-a-randomized-clinical-consort-study
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Xuhua Li, Shougang Guo, Chunjuan Wang, Baojie Wang, Hao Sun, Xiaoting Zhang
BACKGROUND: Abnormalities within the insular cortex of the salience and thalamus of the hyperarousal network have been increasingly reported in healthy participants with insomnia symptoms by recent resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI) studies. However, little is known about the changes in functional interaction between the bilateral cerebral hemispheres in healthy participants with insomnia symptoms. METHODS: In a randomized trial, 27 healthy participants with insomnia symptoms and 27 age-, gender-, and educational level-matched healthy participants without insomnia symptoms underwent rsfMRI...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679407/protocol-for-a-systematic-review-of-n-of-1-trial-protocol-guidelines-and-protocol-reporting-guidelines
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Antony J Porcino, Salima Punja, An-Wen Chan, Richard Kravitz, Aaron Orkin, Philippe Ravaud, Christopher H Schmid, Sunita Vohra
BACKGROUND: N-of-1 trials are multiple cross-over trials done in individual participants, generating individual treatment effect information. While reporting guidelines for the CONSORT Extension for N-of-1 trials (CENT) and the Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials (SPIRIT) already exist, there is no standardized recommendation for the reporting of N-of-1 trial protocols. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate current literature on N-of-1 design and reporting to identify key elements of rigorous N-of-1 protocol design...
July 6, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678920/pain-and-distress-outcomes-in-infants-and-children-a-systematic-review
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N C A C Oliveira, C M Gaspardo, M B M Linhares
The aim of the present study was to systematically review the recent literature about pain and distress outcomes in children and critically analyze the methodological quality of the reports. The systematic review was based on the PRISMA statement and performed by selecting articles that are indexed in scientific databases. The methodological quality of reports was examined using STROBE statement, for observational studies, and CONSORT statement, for randomized controlled trials. The PedIMMPACT consensus was used to evaluate the psychometric quality of pain instruments...
July 3, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678854/randomized-blinded-trial-of-standardized-written-patient-information-before-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Benedicte Eschalier, Stephane Descamps, Bruno Pereira, Hélène Vaillant-Roussel, Guillaume Girard, Stephane Boisgard, Emmanuel Coudeyre
BACKGROUND: The effect of patient education before total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is controversial. No consensus exists about the optimal content of educational interventions. In a previous study, we developed and validated an educational booklet on the peri-TKA management of knee osteoarthritis. PURPOSES: Our primary purpose was to evaluate the impact of the educational booklet on knowledge among patients awaiting TKA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This randomized controlled single-blind trial evaluated standard information by the surgeon with or without delivery of the educational booklet 4-6 weeks before primary noncomplex TKA in patients aged 55-75 years with incapacitating knee osteoarthritis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673865/support-for-reporting-guidelines-in-surgical-journals-needs-improvement-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Riaz A Agha, Ishani Barai, Shivanchan Rajmohan, Seon Lee, Mohammed O Anwar, Alexander J Fowler, Dennis P Orgill, Douglas G Altman
INTRODUCTION: Evidence-based medicine works best if the evidence is reported well. Past studies have shown reporting quality to be lacking in the field of surgery. Reporting guidelines are an important tool for authors to optimize the reporting of their research. The objective of this study was to analyse the frequency and strength of recommendation for such reporting guidelines within surgical journals METHODS: A systematic review of the 198 journals within the Journal Citation Report 2014 (surgery category) published by Thomson Reuters was undertaken...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667088/consort-2010-statement-extension-checklist-for-reporting-within-person-randomised-trials
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Nikolaos Pandis, Bryan Chung, Roberta W Scherer, Diana Elbourne, Douglas G Altman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654988/consort-extension-for-chinese-herbal-medicine-formulas-2017-recommendations-explanation-and-elaboration-traditional-chinese-version
#13
Chung-Wah Cheng, Tai-Xiang Wu, Hong-Cai Shang, You-Ping Li, Douglas G Altman, David Moher, Zhao-Xiang Bian
Editors' Note: This article is the traditional Chinese version of the CONSORT Extension for Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas 2017: Recommendations, Explanation, and Elaboration. (Cheng C, Wu T, Shang H, Li, Y, Altman D, Moher D; CONSORT-CHM Formulas 2017 Group. CONSORT Extension for Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas 2017: Recommendations, Explanation, and Elaboration. Ann Intern Med. 2017;167:112-21. [Epub 27 June 2017]. doi:10.7326/M16-2977).
July 18, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654980/consort-extension-for-chinese-herbal-medicine-formulas-2017-recommendations-explanation-and-elaboration
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Chung-Wah Cheng, Tai-Xiang Wu, Hong-Cai Shang, You-Ping Li, Douglas G Altman, David Moher, Zhao-Xiang Bian
Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) formulas are the major components of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) interventions. The general reporting quality of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of CHM formulas is disappointing, although CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) Statement extensions for herbal medicinal interventions and acupuncture interventions are available. A group of TCM clinical experts, methodologists, epidemiologists, and editors has developed this CONSORT Extension for CHM Formulas (CONSORT-CHM Formulas 2017) through a comprehensive process, including publication of the draft version, solicitation of comments, revision, and finalization...
June 27, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654966/randomized-trials-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-a-new-extension-of-the-consort-statement
#15
Klaus Linde, Benno Brinkhaus
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 27, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654957/consort-extension-for-chinese-herbal-medicine-formulas-2017-recommendations-explanation-and-elaboration-simplified-chinese-version
#16
Chung-Wah Cheng, Tai-Xiang Wu, Hong-Cai Shang, You-Ping Li, Douglas G Altman, David Moher, Zhao-Xiang Bian
Editors' Note: This article is the simplified Chinese version of the CONSORT Extension for Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas 2017: Recommendations, Explanation, and Elaboration. (Cheng C, Wu T, Shang H, Li, Y, Altman D, Moher D; CONSORT-CHM Formulas 2017 Group. CONSORT Extension for Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas 2017: Recommendations, Explanation, and Elaboration. Ann Intern Med. 2017;167:112-21. [Epub 27 June 2017]. doi:10.7326/M16-2977).
July 18, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650201/under-reporting-of-end-of-life-decisions-in-critical-care-trials-a-call-to-modify-consort-statement
#17
Jonathan Messika, Stéphane Gaudry, Florence Tubach, Sylvie Guillo, Didier Dreyfuss, David Hajage, Jean-Damien Ricard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 26, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642565/no-evidence-available-on-best-therapies-for-postextraction-haemorrhage
#18
Analia Veitz-Keenan, James Keenan
Data sourcesThe review searched for published and ongoing trials in several databases with no restrictions on language or date of publication which included the Cochrane Oral Health Group Trials, Central Register of Controlled Trials, Medline, CINAHL, Embase, WHO Clinical Trials Registry Platform and clinical trial.gov.Study selectionRandomised clinical trials were considered that evaluated any intervention compared with another or with placebo for treating postoperative bleeding (PEB), post extraction. The primary outcome measures sought were: bleeding, amount of blood loss and cessation time required to control bleeding...
June 23, 2017: Evidence-based Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639159/a-systematic-review-of-patient-perspectives-on-surveillance-after-colorectal-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
Julia R Berian, Amanda Cuddy, Amanda B Francescatti, Linda O'Dwyer, Y Nancy You, Robert J Volk, George J Chang
PURPOSE: Surveillance after colorectal cancer (CRC) treatment is routine, but intensive follow-up may offer little-to-no overall survival benefit. Given the growing population of CRC survivors, we aimed to systematically evaluate the literature for the patient perspective on two questions: (1) How do CRC patients perceive routine surveillance following curative treatment and what do they expect to gain from their surveillance testing or visits? (2) Which providers (specialists, nursing, primary care) are preferred by CRC survivors to guide post-treatment surveillance? METHODS: Systematic searches of PubMed MEDLINE, Embase, the CENTRAL Register of Controlled Trials, CINAHL, and PsycINFO were conducted...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633065/differential-accumulation-of-pahs-elements-and-pb-isotopes-by-five-lichen-species-from-the-athabasca-oil-sands-region-in-alberta-canada
#20
Joseph R Graney, Matthew S Landis, Keith J Puckett, William B Studabaker, Eric S Edgerton, Allan H Legge, Kevin E Percy
A 2014 case study investigated the relative accumulation efficiency of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), total sulfur (S), total nitrogen (N), major and minor elements and Pb isotopes in five common lichen species at three boreal forest sites in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region (AOSR) in northeastern Alberta, Canada to identify the optimum lichen species for future biomonitoring. Differences in concentrations of PAHs, multiple elements, and Pb isotopes in fruticose (Bryoria furcellata, Cladina mitis, Evernia mesomorpha) and foliose (Hypogymnia physodes and Tuckermannopsis americana) lichens were found along a 100 km distance gradient from the primary oil sands operations...
June 10, 2017: Chemosphere
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