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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141368/-long-term-efficacy-of-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-versus-external-fixation-for-unstable-distal-radius-fractures-a-meta-analysis
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Z Yang, Z Z Yuan, J X Ma, X L Ma
Objective: To make a systematic assessment of the Long-term efficacy of open reduction and internal fixation versus external fixation for unstable distal radius fractures. Methods: A computer-based online search of PubMed, ScienceDirect, EMBASE, BIOSIS, Springer and Cochrane Library were performed. The randomized and controlled trials of open reduction and internal fixation versus external fixation for unstable distal radius fractures were collected. The included trials were screened out strictly based on the criterion of inclusion and exclusion...
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140470/database-resources-of-the-national-center-for-biotechnology-information
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The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides a large suite of online resources for biological information and data, including the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database and the PubMed database of citations and abstracts for published life science journals. The Entrez system provides search and retrieval operations for most of these data from 39 distinct databases. The E-utilities serve as the programming interface for the Entrez system. Augmenting many of the Web applications are custom implementations of the BLAST program optimized to search specialized data sets...
November 13, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137809/prognostic-factors-for-local-recurrence-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-vulva-a-systematic-review
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Nienke C Te Grootenhuis, Anne-Floor W Pouwer, Geertruida H de Bock, Harry Hollema, Johan Bulten, Ate G J van der Zee, Joanne A de Hullu, Maaike H M Oonk
BACKGROUND: In patients treated for early-stage squamous cell vulvar carcinoma local recurrence is reported in up to 40% after ten years. Knowledge on prognostic factors related to local recurrences should be helpful to select high risk patients and/or to develop strategies to prevent local recurrences. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aims to evaluate the current knowledge on the incidence of local recurrences in vulvar carcinoma related to clinicopathologic and cell biologic variables...
November 11, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137338/effect-of-long-non-coding-rna-highly-up-regulated-in-liver-cancer-hulc-on-the-prognosis-of-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Yong Li, Yi-Hong Liu, Xian Chen, Yan-Juan Zhu, Hai-Bo Zhang, Yan Li, Jian-Ping Bai, Li-Rong Liu, Yan-Chun Qu, Xin Qu
Some studies investigated the association between highly up-regulated in liver cancer (HULC) and the overall survival (OS) of cancer. However, the results were conflicted and inconclusive. Therefore, we performed this meta-analysis to determine the association between HULC and the OS of cancer. A comprehensive online search was conducted on Online electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE, and Wanfang database) from the earliest date to Aug 30, 2016. The strength of the association was calculated with the HRs and respective 95% CIs...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136566/treatment-for-opioid-use-and-outcomes-in-older-adults-a-systematic-literature-review
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Anne Marie Carew, Catherine Comiskey
BACKGROUND: Historically, issues relating to problem substance use among older people have received little attention, and have only recently been recognised. METHODS: A literature review of relevant material was conducted in November 2015 to assess current outcome research among older adults treated for opioid dependence. Multiple electronic databases were searched and results were supplemented by grey literature, library and online searches, and relevant references within selected articles...
November 7, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136166/diabetes-induced-hyperglycemia-impairs-male-reproductive-function-a-systematic-review
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Constanze C Maresch, Dina C Stute, Marco G Alves, Pedro F Oliveira, David M de Kretser, Thomas Linn
BACKGROUND: Hyperglycemia can result from a loss of pancreatic beta-cells or a decline in their function leading to decreased insulin secretion or may arise from insulin resistance and variable degrees of inadequate insulin secretion resulting in diabetes and related comorbidities. To date several reviews have addressed the issue of diabetes-related male infertility but most have focused on how metabolic syndrome causes the decline in male fertility. However, a comprehensive overview as to how diabetes-induced hyperglycemia impairs male fertility is missing...
November 10, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136098/sequential-search-leads-to-faster-more-efficient-fragment-based-de-novo-protein-structure-prediction
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Saulo H P de Oliveira, Eleanor C Law, Jiye Shi, Charlotte M Deane
Motivation: Most current de novo structure prediction methods randomly sample protein conformations and thus require large amounts of computational resource. Here, we consider a sequential sampling strategy, building on ideas from recent experimental work which shows that many proteins fold cotranslationally. Results: We have investigated whether a pseudo-greedy search approach, which begins sequentially from one of the termini, can improve the performance and accuracy of de novo protein structure prediction...
November 9, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135366/radiofrequency-ablation-versus-hepatic-resection-for-small-hepatocellular-carcinoma-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials-with-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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Xiao-Lin Xu, Xiao-Di Liu, Ming Liang, Bao-Ming Luo
Purpose To compare the benefits and harms of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and hepatic resection (HR) and to test the consistency of currently available evidence. Materials and Methods PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were systematically searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared the effects of HR and RFA for Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer very early or early stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The primary outcome was overall survival, and secondary outcomes were recurrence rate, complication rate, and hospitalization duration...
November 13, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134968/-weekend-effect-in-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ashutosh Gupta, Rajender Agarwal, Ashwin N Ananthakrishnan
OBJECTIVES: "Weekend effect" refers to worse outcomes among patients presenting to the hospital on weekends or holidays. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies assessing the impact of the "weekend effect" in patients with upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH). METHODS: We searched key bibliographic databases using keywords and MeSH terms related to gastrointestinal hemorrhage and "weekend effect". Our primary analysis evaluated mortality in patients with UGIH who were hospitalized on the weekend or after-hours compared with a weekday...
November 14, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133955/chemokines-in-depression-in-health-and-in-inflammatory-illness-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
S P Leighton, L Nerurkar, R Krishnadas, C Johnman, G J Graham, J Cavanagh
Inflammatory illness is associated with depression. Preclinical work has shown that chemokines are linked with peripheral-central crosstalk and may be important in mediating depressive behaviours. We sought to establish what evidence exists that differences in blood or cerebrospinal fluid chemokine concentration discriminate between individuals with depression and those without. Following PRISMA guidelines, we systematically searched Embase, PsycINFO and Medline databases. We included participants with physical illness for subgroup analysis, and excluded participants with comorbid psychiatric diagnoses...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133193/prognostic-value-of-microrna-224-in-various-cancers-a-meta-analysis
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Yue Zhang, Cong-Cong Guo, Dong-Hui Guan, Chuan-Hua Yang, Yue-Hua Jiang
BACKGROUND: During previous studies, microRNA-224 (miR-224) was frequently investigated and discovered to be of vital significance to prognosis of patients with various cancers. However, its accurate prognostic value has not been estimated worldwide. Herein, we performed meta-analysis to assess its potential predictive value in a variety of human tumors. METHODS: Qualified researches were identified up to March 1, 2017 through performing online searches in PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews...
November 10, 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131765/comprehensive-cross-sectional-imaging-of-the-pulmonary-veins
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Cameron Hassani, Farhood Saremi
The pulmonary veins carry oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart, but their importance to the radiologist extends far beyond this seemingly straightforward function. The anatomy of the pulmonary veins is variable among patients, with several noteworthy variant and anomalous patterns, including supernumerary pulmonary veins, a common ostium, anomalous pulmonary venous return, and levoatriocardinal veins. Differences in pulmonary vein anatomy and the presence of variant or anomalous anatomy can be of critical importance, especially for preoperative planning of pulmonary and cardiac surgery...
November 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130976/discontinued-information-and-communication-technology-usage-among-older-adults-in-continuing-care-retirement-communities-in-the-united-states
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R V Rikard, Ronald W Berkowsky, Shelia R Cotten
BACKGROUND: Older adults are increasingly using information and communication technologies (ICTs). Recent studies show beneficial effects of using ICTs for older adults, particularly in terms of reducing loneliness and depression. However, little is known about the factors that may prevent discontinued ICT use in populations that may be at greater risk, such as those in continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to examine a range of factors that may influence discontinued (1) ICT use, (2) searching for health information, and (3) searching for general information over time among CCRC residents...
November 9, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130065/metabolic-syndrome-in-apparently-healthy-ghanaian-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Richard Ofori-Asenso, Akosua Adom Agyeman, Amos Laar
Background: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a major public health problem in Sub-Saharan Africa. We systematically reviewed the literature towards estimating the prevalence of MetS among apparently "healthy" Ghanaian adults. Methods: We searched PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, Africa Journals Online, African Index Medicus, and Google scholar as well as the websites of the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health service through September 2016. Only studies conducted among apparently "healthy" (no established disease, e...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129315/fixation-methods-for-calcaneus-fractures-a-systematic-review-of%C3%A2-biomechanical-studies-using-cadaver-specimens
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REVIEW
Siem A Dingemans, Floris W Sintenie, Vincent M de Jong, Jan S K Luitse, Tim Schepers
Calcaneal fractures are notoriously difficult to treat and wound complications occur often. However, owing to the rare nature of these fractures, clinical trials on this subject are lacking. Thus, biomechanical studies form a viable source of information on this subject. With our systematic review of biomechanical studies, we aimed to provide an overview of all the techniques available and guide clinicians in their choice of method of fracture fixation. A literature search was conducted using 3 online databases to find biomechanical studies investigating methods of fixation for calcaneal fractures...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126698/hybrid-drug-combination-combination-of-ferulic-acid-and-metformin-as-anti-diabetic-therapy
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REVIEW
Rakesh Nankar, P K Prabhakar, Mukesh Doble
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Ferulic acid, an anti-oxidant phytochemical present in several dietary components, is known to produce wide range of pharmacological effects. It is approved for use in food industry as a preservative and in sports food. Previous reports from our lab have shown synergistic interaction of ferulic acid with metformin in cell lines and diabetic rats. The purpose of this review is to compile information about anti-diabetic activity of ferulic acid in in vitro and in vivo models with special emphasis on activity of ferulic acid when combined with metformin...
October 24, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126285/remap-2018-an-updated-atlas-of-regulatory-regions-from-an-integrative-analysis-of-dna-binding-chip-seq-experiments
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Jeanne Chèneby, Marius Gheorghe, Marie Artufel, Anthony Mathelier, Benoit Ballester
With this latest release of ReMap (http://remap.cisreg.eu), we present a unique collection of regulatory regions in human, as a result of a large-scale integrative analysis of ChIP-seq experiments for hundreds of transcriptional regulators (TRs) such as transcription factors, transcriptional co-activators and chromatin regulators. In 2015, we introduced the ReMap database to capture the genome regulatory space by integrating public ChIP-seq datasets, covering 237 TRs across 13 million (M) peaks. In this release, we have extended this catalog to constitute a unique collection of regulatory regions...
November 8, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125444/online-postconcussion-return-to-play-instructions
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Jennylee S Swallow, Jacob R Joseph, Kylene Willsey, Andrea A Almeida, Matthew T Lorincz, Paul Park, Nicholas J Szerlip, Steven P Broglio
OBJECTIVE The authors of recent concussion guidelines have sought to form a consensus on injury management, but it is unclear if they have been effective in conveying this information to the public. Many parents and athletes obtain medical recommendations via the Internet. This review is aimed at evaluating consistency between online resources and published guideline statements in postconcussion return-to-play (RTP) decisions. METHODS Five websites were selected through a Google search for RTP after concussion, including a federal government institution (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) website, a national high school association (National Federation of State High School Associations) website, a popular nationally recognized medical website for patients (WebMD), a popular parent-driven website for parents of children who participate in sports (MomsTeam), and the website of a private concussion clinic (Sports Concussion Institute), along with a university hospital website (University of Michigan Medicine)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125134/implicit-relevance-feedback-from-electroencephalography-and-eye-tracking-in-image-search
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Jan Eike Golenia, Markus Andreas Wenzel, Mihail Bogojeski, Benjamin Blankertz
OBJECTIVE: Methods from brain-computer interfacing (BCI) open a direct access to the mental processes of computer users, which offers particular benefits in comparison to standard methods for inferring user-related information. The signals can be recorded unobtrusively in the background, which circumvents the time-consuming and distracting need for the users to give explicit feedback to questions concerning the individual interest. The obtained implicit information makes it possible to create dynamic user interest profiles in real-time, that can be taken into account by novel types of adaptive, personalised software...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125016/open-for-business-a-comparative-study-of-websites-selling-autologous-stem-cells-in-australia-and-japan
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Megan Munsie, Tamra Lysaght, Tereza Hendl, Hui-Yin Lynn Tan, Ian Kerridge, Cameron Stewart
AIM: This article examines online marketing practices of Japanese and Australian clinics offering putative autologous stem cell treatments. MATERIALS & METHODS: We conducted google searches for keywords related to stem cell therapy and stem cell clinics in English and Japanese. RESULTS: We identified websites promoting 88 point-of-sale clinics in Japan and 70 in Australia. CONCLUSION: Our findings provide further evidence of the rapid global growth in clinics offering unproven stem cell interventions...
November 10, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
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