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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817628/effectiveness-of-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-in-the-prevention-of-primary-gastric-cancer-in-healthy-asymptomatic-people-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-comparing-risk-ratio-with-risk-difference
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Takeshi Seta, Yoshimitsu Takahashi, Yoshinori Noguchi, Satoru Shikata, Tatsuya Sakai, Kyoko Sakai, Yukitaka Yamashita, Takeo Nakayama
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori infection is strongly associated with gastric cancer occurrence. However, it is unclear whether eradication therapy reduces the risk of gastric cancer occurrence. We evaluated whether H. pylori eradication reduces the risk of primary gastric cancer by using both risk ratio (RR) and risk difference (RD). METHODS: Searches of PubMed, EMBASE, Google scholar, the Cochrane Library, and the Japan Medical Abstracts Society as well as those registered in databases of the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, metaRegister of Controlled Trials, ClinicalTrials...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817378/health-policy-making-for-street-children-challenges-and-strategies
#2
Fatemeh Abdi, Sara Esmaelzadeh Saeieh, Nasibeh Roozbeh, Mansoureh Yazdkhasti
Background The phenomenon of street children is a bio-psychological and social issue that not only harms children, but also endangers the health of a society. In line with the national programs for the development and promotion of street children's health in Iran, health policy making and essential strategies for this group of children will be presented in this paper. This paper will discuss the main issues and challenges of street children's health and, also, health policy and guidelines for this population...
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816985/the-curative-effect-of-liposuction-curettage-in-the-treatment-of-bromhidrosis-a-meta-analysis
#3
Lianbo Zhang, Feifei Chen, Jiao Kong, Zhuonan Li, Xiaoqiang Wen, Jun Liu
BACKGROUND: We aimed to understand the curative effect of liposuction curettage (LC) in the treatment of bromhidrosis. METHODS: Relevant studies published before January 2017were searched from the PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Wanfang, VIP, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases. Parameters including recurrence, complications, complete response, and overall response were assessed. Meta-analysis was performed using the R 3.12 statistical package...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816978/prognostic-value-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-parameters-in-patients-with-pancreatic-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Dongyong Zhu, Lisha Wang, Hanfei Zhang, Jie Chen, Yanfang Wang, Sama Byanju, Meiyan Liao
BACKGROUND: The identification of pancreatic carcinoma (PC) patients with poor prognosis is a priority in clinical oncology because of their high 5-year mortality. However, the prognostic value of pretreatment F-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG)- positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) parameters in PC patients is controversial and no consensus exists as to its predictive capability. This meta-analysis was performed to comprehensively explore the prognostic significance of F-FDG-PET/CT parameters in patients with pancreatic carcinoma...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816963/efficacy-and-safety-evaluation-of-fludarabine-based-chemotherapy-regimen-for-patients-with-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-meta-analysis
#5
Xiaoping Zhang, Zheng Ge, Baoan Chen, Ran Liu, Chong Gao
This meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of fludarabine (F)-based regimen for the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) compared with other regimens with no F contained.PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Wanfang, VIP, and CNKI databases were searched to identify eligible literatures. R software version 3.12 was used for statistical analysis. Odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) were utilized to express the complete response, overall response and adverse events outcomes...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816957/value-and-impact-factors-of-multidetector-computed-tomography-in-diagnosis-of-preoperative-lymph-node-metastasis-in-gastric-cancer-a-prisma-compliant-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mingxu Luo, You Lv, Xiuyu Guo, Hongmei Song, Guoqiang Su, Bo Chen
BACKGROUND: Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) exhibited wide ranges of sensitivities and specificities for lymph node assessment of gastric cancer (GC) in several individual studies. This present meta-analysis was carried out to evaluate the value of MDCT in diagnosis of preoperative lymph node metastasis (LNM) and to explore the impact factors that might explain the heterogeneity of its diagnostic accuracy in GC. METHODS: A comprehensive search was conducted to collect all the relevant studies about the value of MDCT in assessing LNM of GC within the PubMed, Cochrane library and Embase databases up to Feb 2, 2016...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816954/tranexamic-acid-decreases-blood-loss-in-shoulder-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis
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Bin-Feng Yu, Guo-Jing Yang, Qi Li, Liang-le Liu
BACKGROUND: The objective of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of tranexamic acid (TXA) in shoulder arthroplasty (SA). METHODS: Academic articles were identified from the Cochrane Library, Medline (1966-2017.2), PubMed (1966-2017.2), Embase (1980-2017.2), and ScienceDirect (1966-2017.2). Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non-RCTs studying TXA in SA were included. Two independent reviewers conducted independent data abstraction. The I statistic was used to assess heterogeneity...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816290/-treatment-outcome-evaluation-of-different-mandibular-advancements-using-oral-appliance-to-treat-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-hyponea-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Y Y Ma, J J Zhang, X M Gao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the polysomnology results along with mandibular titrated advancement using oral appliance to treat obstructive sleep apnea and hyponea syndrome (OSAHS). METHODS: Several electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, CNKI, VIP, and Wanfang) were systematically searched up to September 2015. There was no restriction of language or source of information. All randomized clinical trials (RCT) and before-after trials (BAT) comparing at least two different mandibular advancements were included...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816219/primary-or-specialist-medical-care-which-is-more-equitable-a-policy-brief
#9
Prasanta Mahapatra, Sanjeev Upadhyaya, G Surendra
BACKGROUND: Equity in health and equitable access to healthcare has been at the core of health policy in India. The key policy challenge has been how to make that possible? Various health insurance schemes such as the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana and Arogyasri seek to improve poor people's access to specialist medical care in the public and private sectors. On the other hand, access to primary medical care has been left to the supply side interventions. METHODS: We did a focused review of evidence on equity aspects of primary medical care versus specialist medical care...
March 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815562/treadmill-training-and-body-weight-support-for-walking-after-stroke
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REVIEW
Jan Mehrholz, Simone Thomas, Bernhard Elsner
BACKGROUND: Treadmill training, with or without body weight support using a harness, is used in rehabilitation and might help to improve walking after stroke. This is an update of the Cochrane review first published in 2003 and updated in 2005 and 2014. OBJECTIVES: To determine if treadmill training and body weight support, individually or in combination, improve walking ability, quality of life, activities of daily living, dependency or death, and institutionalisation or death, compared with other physiotherapy gait-training interventions after stroke...
August 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815182/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-is-a-potential-prognostic-biomarker-in-patients-with-ovarian-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Shubo Chen, Liu Zhang, Guangyue Yan, Sijin Cheng, Abdel Hamid Fathy, Nana Yan, Yongzhao Zhao
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Plenty of studies were conducted to explore the prognostic significance of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in ovarian cancer with contradictory results. This study aims to summarize the prognostic significance of NLR in patients with ovarian cancer. METHODS: A literature search in PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Embase was conducted. The endpoints were progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). RESULTS: Eleven studies involving a total of 2,892 patients were identified...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815080/mckeown-or-ivor-lewis-totally-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-for-cancer-of-the-esophagus-and-gastroesophageal-junction-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Frans van Workum, Gijs H Berkelmans, Bastiaan R Klarenbeek, Grard A P Nieuwenhuijzen, Misha D P Luyer, Camiel Rosman
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) has consistently been associated with improved perioperative outcome and similar oncological safety compared to open esophagectomy. However, it is currently unclear what type of MIE is preferred for patients with resectable esophageal cancer. METHODS: Literature was searched in Medline, Embase and the Cochrane library combining relevant search terms. Articles that included patients undergoing totally minimally invasive esophagectomy (TMIE) or hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy (HMIE) and compared McKeown with Ivor Lewis procedures were included...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814855/effect-of-carbocisteine-on-patients-with-copd-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zheng Zeng, Dan Yang, Xiaoling Huang, Zhenliang Xiao
BACKGROUND: COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the world. It is a common, progressive, treatable and preventable disease. The exacerbation of COPD is associated with the peripheral muscle force, forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), the quality of life and mortality. Many studies indicated that the mucoactive medicines could reduce the exacerbations of COPD. This study summarized the efficacy of carbocisteine as a treatment for COPD. METHODS: We searched the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) following electronic bibliographic databases: MedLine, Embase, Cochrane Library and Web of Science...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814548/chorioamnionitis-in-the-development-of-cerebral-palsy-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Zhongjie Shi, Lin Ma, Kehuan Luo, Monika Bajaj, Sanjay Chawla, Girija Natarajan, Henrik Hagberg, Sidhartha Tan
CONTEXT: Chorioamnionitis (CA) has often been linked etiologically to cerebral palsy (CP). OBJECTIVES: To differentiate association from risk of CA in the development of CP. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Cochrane Library, Embase, and bibliographies of original studies were searched by using the keywords (chorioamnionitis) AND ((cerebral palsy) OR brain). STUDY SELECTION: Included studies had to have: (1) controls, (2) criteria for diagnoses, and (3) neurologic follow-up...
June 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812379/dietary-polyphenols-for-atherosclerosis-a-comprehensive-review-and-future-perspectives
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Roodabeh Bahramsoltani, Farnaz Ebrahimi, Mohammad Hosein Farzaei, Armaghan Baratpourmoghaddam, Pardis Ahmadi Borkani, Pourouchista Rostamiasrabadi, Amir Hosein Rasouli Amirabadi, Roja Rahimi
Atherosclerosis is one of the most prevalent reasons for premature death in adults. Despite the several conventional drugs in the market; many patients are not completely treated. Here we comprehensively review current clinical evidence regarding the efficacy of dietary polyphenols in atherosclerosis and related complications. PubMed, Cochrane library and Scopus were searched from inception until August 2016 to obtain clinical trials in which polyphenols were evaluated in cardiovascular parameters related to atherosclerosis...
August 16, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812122/-how-does-knowledge-reach-health-care-practice-implementation-research-and-knowledge-circulation
#16
REVIEW
Horst Christian Vollmar, Sara Santos, Anneke de Jong, Gabriele Meyer, Stefan Wilm
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based knowledge is among the most important resources in health care. However, relevant knowledge is often not implemented. There are about 100 different concepts for the "knowledge-to-practice gap". OBJECTIVES: We conducted this review to identify relevant concepts that describe and try to overcome this situation: implementation research and knowledge translation or circulation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We initially conducted a systematic search in the databases CINAHL, Embase, ERIC, Medline, PsycINFO, Scopus, Cochrane Library and Web of Science without time or language restrictions...
August 15, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812024/influence-of-human-papillomavirus-infection-on-the-natural-history-of-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-1-a-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Mingzhu Liu, Xiaolong Yan, Mei Zhang, Xiaoju Li, Shugang Li, Mingxia Jing
OBJECTIVE: To provide a scientific basis for the prevention and treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 1 (CIN1). This study evaluated the impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection on the natural history of CIN1. METHODS: Electronic databases of Cochrane Library, EMBASE, PubMed, CNKI, CBM, and Wanfang were searched in April 2016. The eligibility criteria were documented by Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811903/value-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-for-predicting-lung-cancer-prognosis-a-meta-analysis-of-7-219-patients
#18
Yu Yu, Lei Qian, Jiuwei Cui
Current evidence suggests that the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) may be a biomarker for poor prognosis in lung cancer, although this association remains controversial. Therefore, a meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the association between NLR and lung cancer outcome. A systematic literature search was performed through the PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases (until July 30, 2016), to identify studies evaluating the association between NLR and overall survival (OS) and/or progression-free survival (PFS) among patients with lung cancer...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811622/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitors-and-cancer-risk-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
#19
Ming Zhao, Jiayi Chen, Yanyan Yuan, Zuquan Zou, Xiaolong Lai, Daud M Rahmani, Fuyan Wang, Yang Xi, Qin Huang, Shizhong Bu
Some recent studies have suggested that the use of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP4i) is associated with cancer development. However, some other studies suggest no such association. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of DPP4i on the risk of developing cancers. The electronic databases PubMed, Medline, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane Library and the clinical trial registry were searched for published and unpublished randomized clinical trials on humans. Eligible studies were RCTs conducted in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, comparing DPP4i with a placebo or other active drugs...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811122/acute-kidney-injury-after-computed-tomography-a-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Ryan D Aycock, Lauren M Westafer, Jennifer L Boxen, Nima Majlesi, Elizabeth M Schoenfeld, Raveendhara R Bannuru
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Computed tomography (CT) is an important imaging modality used in the diagnosis of a variety of disorders. Imaging quality may be improved if intravenous contrast is added, but there is a concern for potential renal injury. Our goal is to perform a meta-analysis to compare the risk of acute kidney injury, need for renal replacement, and total mortality after contrast-enhanced CT versus noncontrast CT. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE (PubMed), the Cochrane Library, CINAHL, Web of Science, ProQuest, and Academic Search Premier for relevant articles...
August 12, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
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