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Ya-Dong Gao, Ya-Wei Qu, Hai-Feng Liu
OBJECTIVE: The accurate diagnosis of undetermined pancreaticobiliary strictures remains challenging. Current ERCP-guided tissue sampling methods are of low sensitivity. Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) is a new procedure and allows real optical biopsies that may improve the diagnosis of undetermined pancreaticobiliary strictures. The aim of this meta-analysis was to determine the diagnostic yield of CLE, tissue sampling, and CLE combined with tissue sampling for undetermined pancreaticobiliary strictures...
March 15, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Jared W Skinner, Dana M Otzel, Andrew Bowser, Daniel Nargi, Sanjay Agarwal, Mark D Peterson, Baiming Zou, Stephen E Borst, Joshua F Yarrow
BACKGROUND: Inconsistent fat-free mass (FFM) and muscle strength responses have been reported in randomized clinical trials (RCTs) administering testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) to middle-aged and older men. Our objective was to conduct a meta-analysis to determine whether TRT improves FFM and muscle strength in middle-aged and older men and whether the muscular responses vary by TRT administration route. METHODS: Systematic literature searches of MEDLINE/PubMed and the Cochrane Library were conducted from inception through 31 March 2017 to identify double-blind RCTs that compared intramuscular or transdermal TRT vs...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
P Heydarpour, A Manouchehrinia, O Beiki, S E Mousavi, A Abdolalizadeh, M Moradi -Lakeh, M A Sahraian
OBJECTIVES: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic demyelinating disorder affecting young adults. Environmental factors and lifestyle behaviors are pivotal in MS pathophysiology. Smoking has been considered as an important risk factor in MS. Various recent studies have been conducted to measure the role of smoking on worsening disability in patients with MS, thus we intended to systematically assess effect of smoking on evolution of disability in this study. MATERIALS & METHODS: We queried MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane Library with following keywords "Multiple Sclerosis, Smoking, Tobacco Use, Disability" on December 1st 2016...
March 15, 2018: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Wimonchat Tangamornsuksan, Manupat Lohitnavy
Importance: Dapsone-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (DHS) is a life-threatening adverse drug reaction. Based on available epidemiologic studies, HLA genotypes may play an important role in DHS. Objective: To assess the association between HLA-B*1301 and dapsone-induced cutaneous adverse drug reactions (cADRs). Data Sources: Human studies investigating associations between HLA-B*1301 and dapsone-induced cADRs were systematically searched without language restriction from the inception of each database until September 12, 2017, in PubMed, the Human Genome Epidemiology Network), and the Cochrane Library...
March 14, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
Juan Huang, Xuelei Ma, Lei Zhang, Hongyuan Jia, Feng Wang
A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the accuracy of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for diagnostic accuracy studies in bladder cancer patients. English language studies reporting the diagnostic accuracy of OCT for bladder cancer were retrieved from the PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library databases in December 2014. Histopathology was a reference standard. Sensitivities, specificities, positive likelihood ratios and negative likelihood ratios were calculated, and summary receiver operating characteristic curves were drawn to determine the diagnostic accuracy of OCT...
April 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Jie Zhu, Hao Chen, Zhixiu Song, Xudong Wang, Zhenshuang Sun
Objective: This article aims to assess the effects of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and/or components of the metabolic syndrome (MetS). Methods: Electronic literature was searched in PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, Chinese Biomedical Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and Wanfang Database from inception of the database to May 19, 2017, and supplemented by browsing reference lists of potentially eligible articles...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Shrujal Baxi, Annie Yang, Renee L Gennarelli, Niloufer Khan, Ziwei Wang, Lindsay Boyce, Deborah Korenstein
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate rates of serious organ specific immune-related adverse events, general adverse events related to immune activation, and adverse events consistent with musculoskeletal problems for anti-programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) drugs overall and compared with control treatments. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and Scopus searched to 16 March 2017 and combined with data from ClinicalTrials...
March 14, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Hannah L Mayr, Audrey C Tierney, Colleen J Thomas, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, Jessica Radcliffe, Catherine Itsiopoulos
The health benefits of a Mediterranean diet are thought to be mediated via its anti-inflammatory effects; however, the anti-inflammatory effect of this diet is unclear in patients who have already developed coronary heart disease (CHD). This systematic review and meta-analysis assessed the effect of Mediterranean-type diets on cytokines and adipokines in patients with CHD. An electronic search of the literature was conducted up to October 2016 using PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library. Eleven of the 435 articles identified met eligibility criteria...
February 2018: Nutrition Research
Jennifer Kranz, Stefanie Schmidt, Cordula Lebert, Laila Schneidewind, Falitsa Mandraka, Mirjam Kunze, Sina Helbig, Winfried Vahlensieck, Kurt Naber, Guido Schmiemann, Florian M Wagenlehner
BACKGROUND: We aimed to update the 2010 evidence- and consensus-based national clinical guideline on the diagnosis and management of uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) in adult patients. Results are published in 2 parts. Part 1 covers methods, the definition of patient groups, and diagnostics. This second publication focuses on treatment of acute episodes of cystitis and pyelonephritis as well as on prophylaxis of recurrent UTIs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An interdisciplinary group consisting of 17 representatives of 12 medical societies and a patient representative was formed...
March 14, 2018: Urologia Internationalis
J Straatman, L C B Groen, N van der Wielen, E P Jansma, F Daams, M A Cuesta, D L van der Peet
Over the coming years octogenarians will make up an increasingly large proportion of the population. With the rise in octogenarians more paraesophageal hiatal hernias may be identified. In research for the optimal treatment for paraesophageal hiatal hernias, octogenarians are often omitted and the optimal surgical strategy for this patient group remains unclear. A systematic search in PubMed, Embase, and The Cochrane Library was conducted, including articles compromising 'surgery,' 'paraesophageal hiatal hernia,' and 'octogenarians...
March 12, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
Jong-In Kim, Hee-Jung Kim, Jung Ju Lee, Ji Hee Jun, Tae-Young Choi, Myeong Soo Lee
BACKGROUND: The ability of acupuncture to successfully control pain has been reported in the past. However, currently no systematic reviews exist regarding the effect of acupuncture on trigeminal neuralgia (TN). This proposed review aims to evaluate the current evidence on the efficacy of acupuncture for the management of pain in TN. METHODS: A total of 11 databases were searched from their inception. These include MEDLINE, AMED, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, 6 Korean medical databases, and 1 Chinese Medical Database...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Wei Gong, Aobo Li, Hui Ai, Han Shi, Xiao Wang, Shaoping Nie
Background Early discharge after successful primary angioplasty is common, but the evidence supporting the practice is still lacking. We therefore performed a meta-analysis assessing the safety of early discharge after primary angioplasty in low-risk patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Methods Randomised controlled trials were identified and extracted from PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library databases and reference lists of relevant papers. Heterogeneity was analysed using the I2 test...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Erin Fitzpatrick, Olivia J Holland, Jessica J Vanderlelie
Chronic wounds present a significant burden to the health care system and the patient. Ozone therapy has been proposed as a treatment for chronic wounds, potentially acting by eliciting mild oxidative stress or disinfection. The purpose of this systematic review is to evaluate the potential benefits and harms of ozone therapy as an advanced care intervention for chronic wounds. Studies were extracted from Google Scholar, PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and reference lists. General inclusion criteria included English-language randomised human trials reporting the use of ozone therapy in the topical treatment of chronic wounds...
March 13, 2018: International Wound Journal
Jonny K Andersson, Martina Åhlén, Daniel Andernord
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To investigate the outcome of open versus arthroscopic repair of injuries of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC). METHODS: An electronic literature search of articles published between January 1, 1985, and May 26, 2016, in PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library was carried out in May 2016 and updated in March and December 2017. Studies comparing open and arthroscopic repair of TFCC injury with a mean follow up of more than 1 year were eligible for inclusion...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
Christine Koch, Anna M Schwing, Eva Herrmann, Markus Borner, Eduardo Diaz-Rubio, Efrat Dotan, Jaime Feliu, Natsuko Okita, John Souglakos, Hendrik T Arkenau, Rainer Porschen, Miriam Koopman, Cornelis J A Punt, Aimery de Gramont, Christophe Tournigand, Stefan Zeuzem, Joerg Trojan
Background: The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate efficacy and safety of first-line chemotherapy with or without a monoclonal antibody in elderly patients (≥ 70 years) with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), since they are frequently underrepresented in clinical trials. Results: Individual data from 10 studies were included. From a total of 3271 patients, 604 patients (18%) were ≥ 70 years (median 73 years, range 70-88). Of these, 335 patients were treated with a bevacizumab-based first-line regimen and 265 were treated with chemotherapy only...
February 13, 2018: Oncotarget
Junsheng Fan, Zengfei Xia, Xiaoli Zhang, Yuqing Chen, Ruolan Qian, Sihan Liu, Danming You, Jian Zhang, Peng Luo
Background: Alectinib is a second-generation anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat crizotinib-refractory non-small cell lung cancer. We performed this meta-analysis to synthesize the results of different clinical trials to evaluate the efficacy and safety of alectinib. Methods: A search of 3 databases, including PubMed, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library, was performed from the inception of each database through September 5, 2017...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Liang Tang, Jianming Li, Meihua Bao, Ju Xiang, Yiwei Chen, Yan Wang
Objective: The estrogen receptor (ER) and the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) each play an important role in female cancers. This study aimed to investigate the genetic association between three common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and the risk of ovarian cancer. The SNPs investigated in this study were ESR2 rs1271572 and rs3020450 and HER2 rs1801200. Methods: In this study, databases were electronically searched in a meta-analysis. Databases used were PubMed, Embase, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang and Cochrane library...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Ling-Yun Liu, Yang Liu, Mei-Yan Wu, Yan-Yan Sun, Fu-Zhe Ma
Background: Results of studies on the efficacy of atorvastatin pretreatment on reducing the prevalence of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI) in patients undergoing coronary angiography (CAG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have been controversial. Objective: We undertook a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of atorvastatin on contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) after CAG or PCI. Materials and methods: We undertook a systematic search of electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library) up to June 2017...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
Conghui Zhang, Yang Liu
BACKGROUND: Thoracolumbar fractures is a frequent injury occurring in spinal trauma. Outcomes and complications between combined pedicle screw fixation at the fracture vertebrae (AFV) and conventional method cross the fracture vertebrae (CFV) are still controversial. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate differences in outcome variables between these two operative methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, EMBASE and CNKI were searched with the terms "thoracolumbar fractures", "posterior", "pedicle screw fixation", and "clinical trial" from Jan 1980 to July 2017...
March 10, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Stephan Schorn, Ulrich Nitsche, Ihsan Ekin Demir, Florian Scheufele, Elke Tieftrunk, Rebekka Schirren, Sarah Klauss, Mine Sargut, Güralp Onur Ceyhan, Helmut Friess
BACKGROUND: Although routinely used, the benefit of surgically placed intraperitoneal drains after pancreas resection is still under debate. To assess the true impact of intraperitoneal drains in pancreas resection, a systematic review with meta-analysis was performed. METHODS: For this, the Preferred-Reporting-Items-for-Systematic-review-and-Meta-Analysis/PRISMA-guidelines were conducted and Pubmed/Medline, Embase, Scopus and The Cochrane Library were screened for relevant studies...
February 23, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
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