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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449473/anti-pd-1-pd-l1-antibody-versus-conventional-chemotherapy-for-previously-treated-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#1
Yongxun Zhuansun, Fengting Huang, Yumo Du, Lin Lin, Rui Chen, Jianguo Li
BACKGROUND: The anti-PD-1/PD-L1 monoclonal antibody has showed promising results in various cancers via enhancing T cell functions. However, many questions remain in the role and safety in previously-treated, advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Thus, we conducted a meta-analysis incorporating all available evidences to evaluate the efficacy and safety of anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibody compared with chemotherapy. METHODS: PubMed, Web of Science and the Cochrane Library database were searched for the studies about the efficacy and safety of anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibody in previously-treated, progressive NSCLC patients...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449371/relationship-between-cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-antigen-4-318c-t-rs5742909-gene-polymorphism-and-the-risk-of-acute-rejection-in-renal-transplantation
#2
Chun-Hua Yang, Xue-Xia Chen, Li Chen, Dong-Hua Zheng, Qiong-Shan Liu, Wen-Feng Xie, Tian-Biao Zhou, Gregor P C Drummen
Results on the relationship between CTLA4 -318C/T (rs5742909) gene polymorphism and risk of acute rejection in renal transplantation are still conflicting. This meta-analysis was performed to update the association between CTLA4 -318C/T and risk of acute rejection in renal transplantation. The association investigations were identified from PubMed and Cochrane Library, and eligible studies were included and synthesized using meta-analysis method. Twelve reports were included in this meta-analysis for the association of CTLA4 -318C/T gene polymorphism with acute rejection risk in renal transplantation, consisting of 728 acute rejection patients and 1628 non-acute rejection controls...
April 27, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449363/health-literacy-interventions-for-immigrant-populations-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
M Fernández-Gutiérrez, P Bas-Sarmiento, M J Albar-Marín, O Paloma-Castro, J M Romero-Sánchez
BACKGROUND: Health literacy is considered a social health determinant that influences improvement in health, patient empowerment and reduction in inequalities. There is a lack of health literacy interventions for vulnerable social groups (i.e. immigrants), and nurses have shown little familiarity with the concept. AIM: This study aimed to identify and analyse whether interventions directed at immigrant populations improve the functional (basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills), interactive (social and cognitive skills) and critical (advanced cognitive and social skills in critically analyzing information and making informed decisions) dimensions of health literacy, taking into account the role played by nursing in these interventions...
April 27, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449338/metformin-use-and-the-risk-of-colorectal-adenoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Yoon Suk Jung, Chan Hyuk Park, Chang Soo Eun, Dong Il Park, Dong Soo Han
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Although it is known that metformin can reduce risk of colorectal cancer, it is unclear whether it protects against colorectal adenoma. METHODS: This study conducted a systematic literature search on MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library using the primary keywords "colorectal," "colon," "rectal," "rectum," "adenoma," "polyp," "neoplasia," "neoplasm," "metformin," and "diabetes." Studies were included if they evaluated the association between metformin use and colorectal adenoma and reported odds ratios (ORs) or provided data from which these could be estimated...
May 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448368/managing-chemotherapy-induced-anemia-with-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-plus-iron
#5
Lisa Whitehead
Editor's note: This is a summary of a nursing care-related systematic review from the Cochrane Library.
May 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448319/tranexamic-acid-reduces-blood-loss-and-transfusion-requirements-in-primary-simultaneous-bilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yuangang Wu, Timin Yang, Yi Zeng, Haibo Si, Canfeng Li, Bin Shen
: The aim of this meta-analysis is to assess the effectiveness and safety of intravenous application tranexamic acid (TXA) in primary simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We searched electronic databases including PubMed, Embase, the Web of Science, the Cochrane Library and the Google Scholar, for published studies involving the intravenous application TXA in primary simultaneous bilateral TKA. All randomized controlled trials were included. The focus of the meta-analysis was on the outcomes of total blood loss, drainage volume, transfusion requirements and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism...
April 26, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448185/addition-of-spironolactone-in-patients-with-resistant-hypertension-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Liping Liu, Bing Xu, Yunfeng Ju
This study was designed to assess the effect of additional spironolactone on blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension. MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library were searched to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that determined the effect of add-on spironolactone on blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension compared with a control group. A total of five RCTs met the inclusion criteria. Spironolactone reduced office systolic blood pressure (SBP) by 15.73 mmHg (95% CI -20.45 to -11...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446732/docetaxel-versus-docetaxel-plus-cisplatin-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Ang Li, Zhi-Jian Wei, Han Ding, Hao-Shuai Tang, Heng-Xing Zhou, Xue Yao, Shi-Qing Feng
OBJECTIVE: To compare the activity, efficacy and toxicity of docetaxel versus docetaxel plus cisplatin in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer. METHODS: A literature search was performed in the EMBASE, Medline, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, China National Knowledge Internet, Wan-fang databases. The trials that were found were then evaluated for eligibility. The Cochrane Collaboration's Review Manager software was used to perform the meta-analyses. RESULTS: Nine clinical trials including 1257 patients were included...
April 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446526/impact-of-different-dietary-approaches-on-blood-pressure-in-hypertensive-and-prehypertensive-patients-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Lukas Schwingshackl, Anna Chaimani, Georg Hoffmann, Carolina Schwedhelm, Heiner Boeing
INTRODUCTION: Lifestyle modification is one of the cornerstones in the management of hypertension. According to the most recent guidelines by the American Heart Association, all patients with hypertension should adopt the following dietary advices: increased consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and sodium reduction. The aim of the present study is to assess the efficacy of different dietary approaches on systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients with hypertension and high normal blood pressure in a systematic review including a pairwise and network meta-analysis of randomised trials...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446351/deep-vein-thrombosis-of-the-upper-extremity
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Jan Heil, Wolfgang Miesbach, Thomas Vogl, Wolf O Bechstein, Alexander Reinisch
BACKGROUND: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) arises with an incidence of about 1 per 1000 persons per year; 4-10% of all DVTs are located in an upper extremity (DVT-UE). DVT-UE can lead to complications such as post-thrombotic syndrome and pulmonary embolism and carries a high mortality. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent literature, published from January 1980 to May 2016, that was retrieved by a systematic search, employing the PRISMA criteria, carried out in four databases: PubMed (n = 749), EMBASE (n = 789), SciSearch (n = 0), and the Cochrane Library (n = 12)...
April 7, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445799/hysteroscopic-polypectomy-prior-to-infertility-treatment-a-cost-analysis-and-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Youssef Mouhayar, Ophelia Yin, Sunni L Mumford, James H Segars
The cost of fertility treatment is expensive and interventions that reduce cost can lead to greater efficiency and fewer embryos transferred. Endometrial polyps contribute to infertility and are frequently removed prior to infertility treatment. It is unclear whether polypectomy reduces fertility treatment cost and if so, the magnitude of cost reduction afforded by the procedure. The aim of this study was to determine whether performing office or operative hysteroscopic polypectomy prior to infertility treatment would be cost-effective...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445555/drug-eluting-balloon-versus-bare-mental-stent-and-drug-eluting-stent-for-de-novo-coronary-artery-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-14-randomized-controlled-trials
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Kongyong Cui, Shuzheng Lyu, Xiantao Song, Fei Yuan, Feng Xu, Min Zhang, Wei Wang, Dongfeng Zhang, Jing Dai
BACKGROUND: Drug-eluting balloon (DEB) has become an alternative option to drug-eluting stent (DES) for the treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR). However, the effect of drug-eluting balloon with regular bare-mental stent (BMS) in de novo coronary artery disease (CAD) is unclear. This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the efficacy of DEB with regular BMS compared to BMS or DES in de novo CAD. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the efficacy of DEB+BMS in comparison with BMS or DES were obtained by searching the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases through January 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445317/timing-of-tourniquet-release-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis
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Pei Zhang, Yuan Liang, Jinshan He, Yongchao Fang, Pengtao Chen, Jingcheng Wang
BACKGROUND: For total knee arthroplasty (TKA), the tourniquet is routinely employed for better visualization, less blood loss, and easier cementation. However, the time to release tourniquet remains controversial. Therefore, we performed current meta-analysis to assess whether releasing tourniquet before wound closure is more effective in reducing blood loss than releasing tourniquet after wound closure in TKA without an increased risk of complications. METHODS: To conduct this meta-analysis, we searched Medline, Embase, Web of science, and the Cochrane library up to November 2016, for randomized controlled trials comparing tourniquet releasing before and after wound closure in TKA...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445316/glycosylated-hemoglobin-levels-and-clinical-outcomes-in-nondiabetic-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Jin Geng, Yanchun Zhang, Bingjian Wang, Jun Xie, Biao Xu, Ju Li
A number of studies assessed the prognostic value of HbA1c level in nondiabetic patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). The purpose of this meta-analysis was to assess the association between the HbA1c level and clinical outcomes.We searched PubMed, EMBASE, MEDLINE, and the Cochrane Library from their inception to 10 April 2016. Studies evaluated the outcomes according to HbA1c levels in CAD patients without diabetes mellitus were eligible.Twenty studies involving 22,428 patients were included. In nondiabetic patients with CAD, a high HbA1c level was associated with a higher rate of long-term death (odds ratio 1...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445306/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-epinephrine-for-postoperative-bleeding-in-total-joint-arthroplasty-a-prisma-compliant-meta-analysis
#15
Yanbin Teng, Jianxiong Ma, Xinlong Ma, Ying Wang, Bin Lu, Chaowei Guo
BACKGROUND: Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) usually results in postoperative bleeding. Some randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and nonrandomized controlled trials (non-RCTs) have been performed to evaluate the effects of epinephrine on postoperative bleeding after TJA. However, this remained controversial about the efficacy and safety of epinephrine for postoperative bleeding in TJA. The objective of our meta-analysis was to compare the overall effect and safety of epinephrine and placebo for postoperative bleeding in TJA...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445288/association-between-proton-pump-inhibitors-and-hepatic-encephalopathy-a-meta-analysis
#16
Jin Bian, Anqiang Wang, Jianzhen Lin, Liangcai Wu, Hanchun Huang, Shanshan Wang, Xiaobo Yang, Xin Lu, Yiyao Xu, Haitao Zhao
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Several studies have shown that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) use can increase the risk of developing hepatic encephalopathy (HE) in patients with liver dysfunction. However, no definite conclusion is drawn because of study design limitations. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to explore the association between PPIs and HE. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library from inception until November 2016. Data from the identified studies were combined using a random effects model, and odds ratios (ORs) were calculated...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445287/prognostic-value-of-pretreatment-18f-fdg-pet-ct-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients
#17
Yecai Huang, Mei Feng, Qiao He, Jun Yin, Peng Xu, Qinghua Jiang, Jinyi Lang
BACKGROUND: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a special subtype of head and neck cancer (HNC). At present, there are no highly specific prognostic markers to aid in tumor grading and guide patient treatment modalities for NPC. The prognostic value of pretreatment F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (F-PET-CT) in NPC patients is controversial and no consensus exists as to its predictive capability. METHODS: To analyze the predictive efficacy of F-PET-CT imaging in NPC patients, data from MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane library, CBM, CNKI, and VIP (inception to July 2016) were accessed...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445285/association-between-vitamin-d-receptor-bsmi-polymorphism-and-bone-mineral-density-in-pediatric-patients-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review-of-observational-studies
#18
Li Bao, Mingzhi Chen, Yong Lei, Zemin Zhou, Huiping Shen, Feng Le
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D and the vitamin D receptor (VDR) are important in the metabolic processes that affect bone mineral density (BMD). However, the effect of VDR BsmI polymorphism on BMD in pediatric patients is still unclear. METHODS: Eligible studies were identified from the following electronic databases: PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and the Chinese CNKI and Wanfang databases before October 1, 2016. Data were extracted from the eligible studies, and associations between VDR BsmI polymorphism and BMD in pediatric patients were estimated with weighted mean differences (WMDs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445237/effects-of-polymyxin-b-hemoperfusion-on-mortality-in-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-a-systemic-review-meta-analysis-update-and-disease-severity-subgroup-meta-analysis
#19
Tzu Chang, Yu-Kang Tu, Chen-Tse Lee, Anne Chao, Chi-Hsiang Huang, Ming-Jiuh Wang, Yu-Chang Yeh
OBJECTIVE: Several studies have reported a survival benefit for polymyxin B hemoperfusion treatment in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. However, recently, a propensity-matched analysis and a randomized controlled trial reported no survival benefit for polymyxin B hemoperfusion treatment. We performed an up-to-date meta-analysis to determine the effect of polymyxin B hemoperfusion treatment on mortality in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library were searched from inception to May 2016...
April 25, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445160/association-between-mmp2-1306-c-t-polymorphism-and-prostate-cancer-susceptibility-a-meta-analysis-based-on-3906-subjects
#20
Kaiping Zhang, Xianguo Chen, Jun Zhou, Cheng Yang, Meng Zhang, Min Chao, Li Zhang, Chaozhao Liang
Numerous investigations have addressed the correlation between MMP2-1306C/T polymorphism and prostate cancer (PCa) susceptibility. However, these conclusions were controversial. Thus, we conducted this current meta-analysis based on six studies from PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, China Biology Medicine disc (CBM), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) up to October 21st, 2016. Odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated to evaluate the strength of the correlations. Additionally, different subgroup analyses and publication bias tests were performed...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
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