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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045857/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-on-the-use-of-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-for-spasticity-post-stroke
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REVIEW
A McIntyre, M Mirkowski, S Thompson, A M Burhan, T Miller, R Teasell
BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a common and potentially debilitating complication that develops after stroke, arising in approximately 30% of patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in improving spasticity after stroke. DESIGN: Meta-analysis and systematic review. SETTING: N/A PATIENTS: A total of 273 post-stroke (hemorrhagic=123, ischemic=150) participants were included with sample sizes ranging from 5 to 80...
October 15, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045595/performance-of-apanteles-hemara-hymenoptera-braconidae-on-two-amaranth-leaf-webbers-spoladea-recurvalis-and-udea-ferrugalis-lepidoptera-crambidae
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S T O Othim, K M Agbodzavu, R Kahuthia-Gathu, K S Akutse, S Muchemi, S Ekesi, K K M Fiaboe
Amaranth is an African indigenous vegetable that is gaining popularity due to its nutritional, medicinal, and economic values. In East Africa, frequent outbreaks of Lepidopteran leaf-webbers, Spoladea recurvalis F. (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) and Udea ferrugalis Hübner (1976) are reported on this crop, causing up to 100% foliage loss. The larval endoparasitoid Apanteles hemara Nixon is also frequently found associated with these pests during the outbreaks, however, its performance on both pests has never been documented...
October 14, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045191/the-efficacy-of-resistance-training-in-hypoxia-to-enhance-strength-and-muscle-growth-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Domingo J Ramos-Campo, Brendan R Scott, Pedro E Alcaraz, Jacobo A Rubio-Arias
Recent studies have reported that resistance training in hypoxia (RTH) may augment muscle size and strength development. However, consensus on the effects of RTH via systematic review and meta-analysis is not yet available. This work aimed to systematically review studies which have investigated using RTH versus normoxic resistance training (NRT) to improve muscular size and strength, and to perform a meta-analysis to determine the effect of RTH on these adaptive parameters. Searches were conducted in PubMed, Web of Science and the Cochrane Library from database inception until 17 June 2017 for original articles assessing the effects of RTH on muscle size and strength versus NRT...
October 18, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045170/high-glucose-variability-in-hospitalized-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Vikash Dadlani, Shrikant U Tamhane, Aidong Sun, Anu Sharma, Danae A Delivanis, Prabin Thapa, Ricky E Carter, Yogish C Kudva
BACKGROUND: Glucose variability (GV) has been increasingly (or more extensively) studied in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in the ambulatory setting; limited data exist on GV in hospitalized patients with T1D. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective single center cohort study, we analyzed in-hospital glucose measurements to assess GV in 736 hospitalized patients in different units over a consecutive 5-year period of time. GV was assessed by mean blood glucose (BG), Average daily risk range (ADRR), high BG index, and low BG index...
October 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045045/mesenchymal-stromal-cell-therapy-in-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-preclinical-studies
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Sajit Augustine, Marc T Avey, Brittany Harrison, Tiffany Locke, Mona Ghannad, David Moher, Bernard Thébaud
Extreme prematurity is the leading cause of death among children under 5 years of age. Currently, there is no treatment for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), the most common complication of extreme prematurity. Experimental studies in animal models of BPD suggest that mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are lung protective. To date, no systematic review and meta-analysis has evaluated the preclinical evidence of this promising therapy. Our protocol was registered with Collaborative Approach to Meta-Analysis and Review of Animal Data from Experimental Studies prior to searching MEDLINE (1946 to June 1, 2015), Embase (1947 to 2015 Week 22), Pubmed, Web of Science, and conference proceedings (1990 to present) for controlled comparative studies of neonatal animal models that received MSCs or cell free MSC-derived conditioned media (MSC-CM)...
October 17, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044702/risk-of-pre-eclampsia-in-women-taking-metformin-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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A Alqudah, M C McKinley, R McNally, U Graham, C J Watson, T J Lyons, L McClements
AIMS: To perform meta-analyses of studies evaluating the risk of pre-eclampsia in high-risk insulin-resistant women taking metformin prior to, or during, pregnancy. METHODS: A search was conducted of the Medline, EMBASE, Web of Science and Scopus databases. Both randomized controlled trials and prospective observational cohort studies of metformin treatment vs placebo/control or insulin either prior to or during pregnancy were selected. The main outcome measure was the incidence of pre-eclampsia in each treatment group...
October 16, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044670/the-effect-of-blue-light-blocking-spectacle-lenses-on-visual-performance-macular-health-and-the-sleep-wake-cycle-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
John G Lawrenson, Christopher C Hull, Laura E Downie
PURPOSE: Blue-blocking (BB) spectacle lenses, which attenuate short-wavelength light, are being marketed to alleviate eyestrain and discomfort when using digital devices, improve sleep quality and potentially confer protection from retinal phototoxicity. The aim of this review was to investigate the relative benefits and potential harms of these lenses. METHODS: We included randomised controlled trials (RCTs), recruiting adults from the general population, which investigated the effect of BB spectacle lenses on visual performance, symptoms of eyestrain or eye fatigue, changes to macular integrity and subjective sleep quality...
November 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044522/an-automated-two-dimensional-form-registration-method-for-osteological-pair-matching
#8
Jeffrey James Lynch
This study introduces an automated method for osteological pair-matching using two-dimensional outline form data extracted from photographs. A procedure for acquiring photographs that improve the differentiation of specimens from the background is presented along with an extraction procedure that allows the capture of form data from photographs. The raw form data are used in a two-dimensional registration procedure, which combines iterative closest point, K-nearest neighbor search, and iterations around an estimated mean...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044481/meta-analysis-of-the-association-between-peripheral-artery-disease-and-growth-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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REVIEW
E O Matthews, S E Rowbotham, J V Moxon, R E Jones, M Vega de Ceniga, J Golledge
BACKGROUND: The role of atherosclerosis in the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is controversial. Atherosclerosis-associated peripheral artery disease (PAD) has been reported to be a risk factor for AAA in population screening studies; its relationship with AAA growth is controversial. METHODS: A systematic search of MEDLINE, Scopus, CINAHL and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials was conducted in April 2016 and repeated in January 2017...
October 17, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044160/eosinophilia-and-clinical-outcome-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Jeffery Ho, Wajia He, Matthew T V Chan, Gary Tse, Tong Liu, Sunny H Wong, Czarina C H Leung, Wai T Wong, Sharon Tsang, Lin Zhang, Rose Y P Chan, Tony Gin, Joseph Leung, Benson W M Lau, William K K Wu, Shirley P C Ngai
Numerous studies have investigated the association between eosinophilia and clinical outcome of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) but the evidence is conflicting. We conducted a pooled analysis of outcome measures comparing eosinophilic and non-eosinophilic COPD patients. We searched articles indexed in four databases using Medical Subject Heading or Title and Abstract words including COAD, COPD, eosinophil, eosinophilia, eosinopenia from inception to December 2016. Observational studies and randomized controlled trials with parallel groups comparing COPD patients with and without eosinophilia were included...
October 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043970/-a-change-of-paradigm-in-the-treatment-of-class-ii-malocclusions-in-children-and-adolescents-the-benefits-of-the-class-ii-corrector
#11
Philippe Amat
INTRODUCTION: The treatment of class II malocclusions is the core of our clinical activity. What elements can clinician rely on to offer their patients, whether children or adolescents, a treatment of their class II malocclusion that is not only effective but also the most appropriate for each individual case? Which schedule and what therapeutic device should be used? MATERIALS AND METHODS: Evidence-based orthodontics, along with a search for the best data on two-phase treatments, were used to judge the validity of the main objectives sought when correcting a Class II malocclusion in children or adolescents, including treatment of mandibular retrognathy...
September 2017: L' Orthodontie Française
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043837/lung-recruitment-maneuvers-for-adult-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ewan Goligher, Carol Hodgson, Neill Kj Adhikari, Maureen O Meade, Hannah Wunsch, Elizabeth Uleryk, Ognjen Gajic, Marcelo Amato, Niall D Ferguson, Gordon D Rubenfeld, Eddy Fan
RATIONALE: In patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), lung recruitment maneuvers (LRMs) may prevent ventilator-induced lung injury and improve survival. OBJECTIVES: To summarize the current evidence in support of the use of LRMs in adult patients with ARDS. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing mechanical ventilation strategies with and without LRMs. Eligible trials were identified from previously published systematic reviews and an updated literature search...
October 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043832/high-frequency-oscillation-for-adult-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ewan Goligher, Laveena Munshi, Neill Kj Adhikari, Maureen O Meade, Carol Hodgson, Hannah Wunsch, Elizabeth Uleryk, Ognjen Gajic, Marcelo Amato, Niall D Ferguson, Gordon D Rubenfeld, Eddy Fan
RATIONALE: By minimizing tidal lung strain and maintaining alveolar recruitment, high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) may protect against ventilator-induced lung injury. OBJECTIVES: To summarize the current evidence in support of the use of HFOV in adult patients with ARDS. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing mortality rates with the use of HFOV vs. conventional mechanical ventilation for adult patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome...
October 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043154/taking-care-of-suicidal-patients-with-new-technologies-and-reaching-out-means-in-the-post-discharge-period
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REVIEW
Giulia Falcone, Adele Nardella, Dorian A Lamis, Denise Erbuto, Paolo Girardi, Maurizio Pompili
Suicide is a global public health problem with over one million people dying by suicide each year worldwide. Research efforts have focused on developing and testing novel suicide prevention strategies employing recent technological advances. In order to provide a review regarding the role of new technologies (e.g., postcards/letters, text messages, crisis cards, telephone contacts, online interventions) in suicide prevention, we searched PubMed, ScienceDirect, ResearchGate, and Crisis to identify all papers in English from 1977 to 2016...
September 22, 2017: World Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042888/cognitive-stimulation-as-a-therapeutic-modality-for-dementia-a-meta-analysis
#15
Kayoung Kim, Ji Won Han, Yoonseop So, Jiyeong Seo, You Joung Kim, Joon Hyuk Park, Seok Bum Lee, Jung Jae Lee, Hyun-Ghang Jeong, Tae Hui Kim, Ki Woong Kim
OBJECTIVE: Although cognitive stimulation (CS) is one of the most popular non-pharmacological interventions for people with dementia, its efficacy is still debatable. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the efficacy of CS in people with dementia. METHODS: Data sources were identified by searching PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, psychINFO, and Cochrane Reviews Library. A total of 7,354 articles were identified, and of these, 30 RCTs were selected based on the selection criteria...
September 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042827/use-of-a-problem-based-learning-teaching-model-for-undergraduate-medical-and-nursing-education-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
REVIEW
Mehdi Sayyah, Kiarash Shirbandi, Amal Saki-Malehi, Fakher Rahim
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the problem-based learning (PBL) method as an alternative to conventional educational methods in Iranian undergraduate medical courses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We systematically searched international datasets banks, including PubMed, Scopus, and Embase, and internal resources of banks, including MagirIran, IranMedex, IranDoc, and Scientific Information Database (SID), using appropriate search terms, such as "PBL", "problem-based learning", "based on problems", "active learning", and" learner centered", to identify PBL studies, and these were combined with other key terms such as "medical", "undergraduate", "Iranian", "Islamic Republic of Iran", "I...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042783/supplementation-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-may-improve-hyperactivity-lethargy-and-stereotypy-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#17
Yu-Shian Cheng, Ping-Tao Tseng, Yen-Wen Chen, Brendon Stubbs, Wei-Chieh Yang, Tien-Yu Chen, Ching-Kuan Wu, Pao-Yen Lin
AIM: Deficiency of omega 3 fatty acids may be linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Evidence about the potential therapeutic effects of supplementation of omega 3 fatty acids is lacking in ASD patients. METHODS: We searched major electronic databases from inception to June 21, 2017, for randomized clinical trials, which compared treatment outcomes between supplementation of omega 3 fatty acids and placebo in patients with ASD. An exploratory random-effects meta-analysis of the included studies was undertaken...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042266/development-and-validation-of-the-symptom-assessment-to-improve-symptom-control-for-institutionalized-elderly-scale
#18
Maaike L De Roo, Marc F Tanghe, Nele J Van Den Noortgate, Ruth D Piers
OBJECTIVES: To validate a newly developed multiple symptom self-assessment tool in nursing homes. DESIGN: Thirty prevalent symptoms identified in the literature were classified by a 2-round Delphi procedure to a top 10 of the most relevant, burdensome symptoms. Because no existing symptom scale fully covered this top 10, we developed a new scale, consisting of a horizontal numerical scale for the top 10 symptoms, with the possibility to add and rate 3 other symptoms...
October 14, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041034/inhaled-versus-systemic-corticosteroids-for-preventing-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-ventilated-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-neonates
#19
REVIEW
Sachin S Shah, Arne Ohlsson, Henry L Halliday, Vibhuti S Shah
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) remains an important cause of mortality and morbidity in preterm infants and inflammation plays a significant role in its pathogenesis. The use of inhaled corticosteroids may modulate the inflammatory process without concomitant high systemic steroid concentrations and less risk of adverse effects. This is an update of a review published in 2012 (Shah 2012). We recently updated the related review on "Inhaled versus systemic corticosteroids for treating bronchopulmonary dysplasia in ventilated very low birth weight preterm neonates"...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040800/ocriplasmin-for-symptomatic-vitreomacular-adhesion
#20
REVIEW
James E Neffendorf, Varo Kirthi, Edward Pringle, Timothy L Jackson
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion (sVMA) is a recognised cause of visual loss and by tradition has been managed by pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). A less invasive alternative to surgery in some people is enzymatic vitreolysis, using an intravitreal injection of ocriplasmin. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of ocriplasmin compared to no treatment, sham or placebo for the treatment of sVMA. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (which contains the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Trials Register) (2017, Issue 1), MEDLINE Ovid (1946 to 24 February 2017), Embase Ovid (1947 to 24 February 2017), PubMed (1946 to 24 February 2017), the ISRCTN registry (www...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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