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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454291/de-novo-transcriptome-of-the-pallial-gland-of-the-date-mussel-lithophaga-lithophaga
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Urška Sivka, Nataša Toplak, Simon Koren, Jernej Jakše
Lithophaga lithophaga is a rock-boring bivalve with an ability to dissolve carbonate substrata with its siphonal and pallial gland secretions. However, the molecular mechanism that enables this species to bore into calcareous rocks is not yet known. In order to identify genes potentially involved in chemical boring we performed transcriptome sequencing of pallial-gland tissue samples of L. lithophaga. Transcriptome sequencing using an Ion Torrent platform generated 60.563 million clean reads with an average read length of 96 bp...
February 6, 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454279/bonding-of-composite-cements-to-zirconia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-in-vitro-studies
#2
REVIEW
Putsadeeporn Thammajaruk, Masanao Inokoshi, Shanley Chong, Massimiliano Guazzato
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature and statistically analyze bond strength data to identify the influence that composite cements, type of test methodology, chemical and mechanical pre-treatments have on the bond strength of composite cements to zirconia in three different artificial aging conditions. METHODS: The literature was electronically searched in MEDLINE, PUBMED, EMBASE, and SCOPUS to select relevant articles that evaluated the bond strength between zirconia and composite cements...
February 8, 2018: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454163/exacerbations-in-adults-with-asthma-a-systematic-review-and-external-validation-of-prediction-models
#3
Rik Jb Loymans, Thomas Pa Debray, Persijn J Honkoop, Evelien H Termeer, Jiska B Snoeck-Stroband, Tjard Rj Schermer, Willem Jj Assendelft, Merel Timp, Kian Fan Chung, Ana R Sousa, Jaap K Sont, Peter J Sterk, Helen K Reddel, Gerben Ter Riet
BACKGROUND: Several prediction models assessing future risk of exacerbations in adult patients with asthma have been published. Applicability of these models is uncertain because their predictive performance has often not been assessed beyond the population in which they were derived. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify and critically appraise prediction models for asthma exacerbations and validate them in two clinically distinct populations. METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE were searched to April 2017 for reports describing adult asthma populations in which multivariable models were constructed to predict exacerbations during any time frame...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453857/psychosocial-student-functioning-in-comprehensive-dental-clinic-education-a-qualitative-study
#4
R Moore
INTRODUCTION: The aims were to describe first-year clinical dental students' psychosocial experiences in a known well-functioning comprehensive clinic teaching group (F+Grp) and a known dysfunctional group (Dys-Grp) and, thus, discover and describe phenomena related to psychosocial functioning of students. These groups were compared and contrasted regarding negative stress symptoms, perfectionism and coping with stress. METHODS: Eight female dental students (mean 26 years old), four in each group, were interviewed after the first clinical year about learning and emotional experiences...
February 17, 2018: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453636/assessment-of-oximetry-based-statistical-classifiers-as-simplified-screening-tools-in-the-management-of-childhood-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Andrea Crespo, Daniel Álvarez, Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, Gonzalo C Gutiérrez-Tobal, Ana Cerezo-Hernández, David Gozal, Roberto Hornero, Félix Del Campo
PURPOSE: A variety of statistical models based on overnight oximetry has been proposed to simplify the detection of children with suspected obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Despite the usefulness reported, additional thorough comparative analyses are required. This study was aimed at assessing common binary classification models from oximetry for the detection of childhood OSAS. METHODS: Overnight oximetry recordings from 176 children referred for clinical suspicion of OSAS were acquired during in-lab polysomnography...
February 16, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453201/hypercalcemia-associated-with-cosmetic-injections-a-systematic-review
#6
Niranjan Tachamo, Anthony Donato, Bidhya Timilsina, Salik Nazir, Saroj Lohani, Rashmi Dhital, Sijan Basnet
Cosmetic injections with silicone and polymethylmethacrylate are not FDA-approved for augmentation of body parts such as breast, buttock or legs, but they have been widely used for decades. Cosmetic injections can cause foreign body granulomas and occasionally severe and life-threatening hypercalcemia. We aimed to systematically analyze the published literature on cosmetic injection-associated hypercalcemia. Methods We searched relevant articles on hypercalcemia associated with various cosmetic injections and extracted relevant data on demographics, cosmetic injections used, severity of hypercalcemia, management and outcomes...
February 16, 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452801/systematic-review-of-the-effects-of-intensive-care-unit-noise-on-sleep-of-healthy-subjects-and-the-critically-ill
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REVIEW
S Horsten, L Reinke, A R Absalom, J E Tulleken
Intensive-care-unit (ICU) patients exhibit disturbed sleeping patterns, often attributed to environmental noise, although the relative contribution of noise compared to other potentially disrupting factors is often debated. We therefore systematically reviewed studies of the effects of ICU noise on the quality of sleep to determine to what extent noise explains the observed sleep disruption, using the Cochrane Collaboration method for non-randomized studies. Searches in Scopus, PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library were conducted until May 2017...
March 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452774/dietary-zinc-intake-and-whole-blood-zinc-concentration-in-subjects-with-type-2-diabetes-versus-healthy-subjects-a-systematic-review-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression
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REVIEW
José C Fernández-Cao, Marisol Warthon-Medina, Victoria Hall Moran, Victoria Arija, Carlos Doepking, Nicola M Lowe
The aim of this systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression was to examine the relationship between type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and concentration of zinc in whole blood, as well as dietary zinc intake. Searches were performed using Ovid MEDLINE, Embase (Ovid) and The Cochrane Library (CENTRAL). Observational studies conducted on diabetic and healthy adults, with data on dietary zinc intake and/or concentration of zinc in whole blood, were selected. The search strategy yielded 11,150 publications and the manual search 6, of which 11 were included in the meta-analyses...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452583/does-rituximab-improve-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-thyroid-associated-ophthalmopathy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
Changjun Wang, Qingyao Ning, Kai Jin, Jiajun Xie, Juan Ye
BACKGROUND: The current therapies of thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) were still a challenging matter. In this study, we aimed to contrast the impact of before- after rituximab (RTX) therapy in the patients with TAO. METHODS: We searched the PubMed, EMBASE, and SCOPUS databases for articles published up to July 3, 2017. Fixed- or random-effects meta-analysis was used to provide pooled estimates of standard mean difference (SMD) both the primary outcome from clinical activity score (CAS), and secondary outcomes from thyrotropin receptor antibody (TRAb), proptosis, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), and interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels...
February 17, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452425/clinical-evidence-on-dietary-supplementation-with-chia-seed-salvia-hispanica-l-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
Siew Li Teoh, Nai Ming Lai, Possatorn Vanichkulpitak, Vladimir Vuksan, Hoang Ho, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk
Context: Chia seed is a popular dietary supplement, taken mainly for its high content of alpha-linolenic acid, vegetable protein, and dietary fiber, yet information about its clinical effects is lacking. Objective: This review aims to summarize the clinical evidence regarding the use of chia seed for a wide variety of health conditions. Data Sources: A number of databases, including PubMed and Embase, were searched systematically. Study Selection: Randomized controlled trials that assessed the clinical effects of chia seed consumption in human participants were included...
February 14, 2018: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452348/non-invasive-screening-for-coronary-artery-disease-in-asymptomatic-diabetic-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Olivier F Clerc, Tobias A Fuchs, Julia Stehli, Dominik C Benz, Christoph Gräni, Michael Messerli, Andreas A Giannopoulos, Ronny R Buechel, Thomas F Lüscher, Aju P Pazhenkottil, Philipp A Kaufmann, Oliver Gaemperli
It is unclear whether non-invasive screening of asymptomatic diabetic patients for coronary artery disease (CAD) may improve cardiac outcomes. Thus, we performed a systematic literature review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCT's) on this topic. We searched appropriate RCT's in five online databases (PubMed/MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, Embase, Scopus, and Web of Science) from January 2000 to November 2017 and in 41 recent reviews. Two investigators independently extracted and assessed study data using standardised forms...
February 14, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452283/posterolateral-fusion-plf-vs-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-tlif-for-spondylolisthesis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jay M Levin, Joseph E Tanenbaum, Michael P Steinmetz, Thomas E Mroz, Samuel C Overley
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Lumbar fusion is an effective and durable treatment for symptomatic lumbar spondylolisthesis, however the current literature provides insufficient evidence to recommend an optimal surgical fusion strategy. PURPOSE: To compare the clinical outcomes, fusion rates, blood loss, and operative times between open posterolateral lumbar fusion (PLF) alone and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion + posterolateral fusion (TLIF) for spondylolisthesis...
February 13, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452099/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-comparing-pigtail-catheter-and-chest-tube-as-the-initial-treatment-for-pneumothorax
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Su-Huan Chang, Yi-No Kang, Hsin-Yi Chiu, Yu-Han Chiu
BACKGROUND: The optimal initial treatment approach for pneumothorax remains controversial. This systemic review and meta-analysis investigated the effectiveness of small-bore pigtail catheter (PC) drainage in comparison with that of large-bore chest tube (LBCT) drainage as the initial treatment approach for all subtypes of pneumothorax. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed and Embase for observational studies and randomized controlled trials published up to October 9, 2017, that compared PC and LBCT as the initial treatment for pneumothorax...
February 13, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452058/a-meta-analysis-of-effectiveness-of-e-interventions-to-reduce-alcohol-consumption-in-college-and-university-students
#14
Tom Prosser, Kate Ann Gee, Fergal Jones
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and moderators of E-Interventions versus assessment only (AO) controls in the reduction of alcoholic drinks per week (DWP) in university students. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Cochrane library, CINAEL, ERIC, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, PubMed, and Web of Science were searched up to June 2017. Studies were included if they were: an RCT, assessed the effectiveness of E-Interventions at reducing DWP, and employed university/college students...
February 16, 2018: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452002/conditions-based-learning-theory-as-a-framework-for-comparative-effectiveness-reviews-a-worked-example
#15
Liam Rourke, Jessica Leong, Patricia Chatterly
Phenomenon: An evidence-informed era of medical education encourages the generation and use of comparative-effectiveness reviews, yet the reviews often conclude, curiously, that all instructional approaches are equally effective. APPROACH: We used a conditions-based learning theory to structure a review of the comparative-effectiveness literature on electrocardiogram instruction. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE (Ovid), ERIC (Ovid), PsycINFO (Ovid), and CINAHL (EBSCO) from inception to June 2016...
February 16, 2018: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451829/survivor-notification-of-post-disaster-mental-health-services-an-integrative-review
#16
Joanne C Langan, Mary M Krieger
This integrative review identifies notification methods for psychiatric mental health services for adult survivors of natural disasters for articles published from 2011 through 2016. Databases searched included Scopus, Cochrane Library, CINAHL Plus, Ovid MEDLINE, and Ovid PsycINFO. The search was limited to English language. Initially, 273 titles/abstracts were reviewed, and 18 articles were retained for synthesis. Communication occurs through formal means of health care provider referrals and online programs (72%); informal supports are friends, family and clergy (28%)...
February 16, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451721/sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-sglt2-inhibitors-as-add-on-therapy-to-insulin-for-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#17
Tomohide Yamada, Nobuhiro Shojima, Hisashi Noma, Toshimasa Yamauchi, Takashi Kadowaki
New treatments for type 1 diabetes are an unmet need. We investigated the efficacy and safety of adding SGLT-2is to insulin for type 1 diabetes by meta-analysis of prospective randomized, placebo-controlled trials. Searching electronic databases up to October 2017 identified 1361 studies, among which 14 were investigated (N=4,591). Meta-analysis revealed that SGLT-2i therapy significantly reduced HbA1c by 0.4% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.35, 0.46; P<0.001; I2=0%), fasting plasma glucose by 1.14 mmol/l (0...
February 16, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451451/critical-assessment-of-pediatric-neurosurgery-patient-parent-educational-information-obtained-via-the-internet
#18
Michael Garcia, Christopher Daugherty, Bertha Ben Khallouq, Todd Maugans
OBJECTIVE The Internet is used frequently by patients and family members to acquire information about pediatric neurosurgical conditions. The sources, nature, accuracy, and usefulness of this information have not been examined recently. The authors analyzed the results from searches of 10 common pediatric neurosurgical terms using a novel scoring test to assess the value of the educational information obtained. METHODS Google and Bing searches were performed for 10 common pediatric neurosurgical topics (concussion, craniosynostosis, hydrocephalus, pediatric brain tumor, pediatric Chiari malformation, pediatric epilepsy surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, plagiocephaly, spina bifida, and tethered spinal cord)...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449262/systematic-review-of-systematic-reviews-for-medical-cannabinoids-pain-nausea-and-vomiting-spasticity-and-harms
#19
G Michael Allan, Caitlin R Finley, Joey Ton, Danielle Perry, Jamil Ramji, Karyn Crawford, Adrienne J Lindblad, Christina Korownyk, Michael R Kolber
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of medical cannabinoids on pain, spasticity, and nausea and vomiting, and to identify adverse events. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, the Cochrane Database, and the references of included studies were searched. STUDY SELECTION: Systematic reviews with 2 or more randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that focused on medical cannabinoids for pain, spasticity, or nausea and vomiting were included. For adverse events, any meta-analysis for the conditions listed or of adverse events of cannabinoids was included...
February 2018: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449219/interventions-to-reduce-sedentary-behaviour-in-0-5-year-olds-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
#20
Katherine L Downing, Jill A Hnatiuk, Trina Hinkley, Jo Salmon, Kylie D Hesketh
AIM OR OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of behavioural interventions that report sedentary behaviour outcomes during early childhood. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Academic Search Complete, CINAHL Complete, Global Health, MEDLINE Complete, PsycINFO, SPORTDiscus with Full Text and EMBASE electronic databases were searched in March 2016. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STUDIES: Inclusion criteria were: (1) published in a peer-reviewed English language journal; (2) sedentary behaviour outcomes reported; (3) randomised controlled trial (RCT) study design; and (4) participants were children with a mean age of ≤5...
March 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
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