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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237496/government-policy-interventions-to-reduce-human-antimicrobial-use-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Susan Rogers Van Katwyk, Jeremy M Grimshaw, Marc Mendelson, Monica Taljaard, Steven J Hoffman
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a recognized threat to global public health. Increasing AMR and a dry pipeline of novel antimicrobial drugs have put AMR in the international spotlight. One strategy to combat AMR is to reduce antimicrobial drug consumption. Governments around the world have been experimenting with different policy interventions, such as regulating where antimicrobials can be sold, restricting the use of last-resort antimicrobials, funding AMR stewardship programs, and launching public awareness campaigns...
December 13, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233167/interventions-for-domestic-violence-among-pregnant-women-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review-protocol
#2
Diksha Sapkota, Kathleen Baird, Amornrat Saito, Debra Anderson
BACKGROUND: Violence during pregnancy is a global problem, associated with serious health risks for both the mother and baby. Evaluation of interventions targeted for reducing or controlling domestic violence (DV) is still in its infancy, and the majority of findings are primarily from high-income countries (HICs). Therefore, there is an urgent need for generating evidence of DV interventions among pregnant women in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). METHODS: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines will be employed to structure the review...
December 12, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230943/clinical-information-seeking-in-traumatic-brain-injury-a-survey-of-veterans-health-administration-polytrauma-care-team-members
#3
Timothy Hogan, Rachael Martinez, Charlesnika Evans, Karen Saban, Eric Proescher, Monica Steiner, Bridget Smith
BACKGROUND: The polytraumatic nature of traumatic brain injury (TBI) makes diagnosis and treatment difficult. OBJECTIVES: To (1) characterise information needs among Veterans Health Administration (VHA) polytrauma care team members engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of TBI; (2) identify sources used for TBI related information; and (3) identify barriers to accessing TBI related information. METHODS: Cross-sectional online survey of 236 VHA polytrauma care team members...
December 12, 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217304/warming-of-irrigation-fluids-for-prevention-of-perioperative-hypothermia-during-arthroscopy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
REVIEW
Victoria M Steelman, Sena Chae, Jed Duff, Michael J Anderson, Adnan Zaidi
PURPOSE: To determine whether warming of irrigation fluids (32°C-40°C) compared with using room-temperature irrigation fluids (20°C-22°C) decreases the risk of perioperative hypothermia (<36°C) for patients undergoing shoulder, hip, or knee arthroscopy. METHODS: One reviewer, with the assistance of a medical librarian, searched the following databases: PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Central, SPORTDiscus, Web of Science, and CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)...
December 4, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216903/evaluation-of-clinical-practice-guidelines-using-the-agree-instrument-comparison-between-data-obtained-from-agree-i-and-agree-ii
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Kanako Seto, Kunichika Matsumoto, Takefumi Kitazawa, Shigeru Fujita, Shimpei Hanaoka, Tomonori Hasegawa
OBJECTIVE: The Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE) is a representative, quantitative evaluation tool for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). Recently, AGREE was revised (AGREE II). The continuity of evaluation data obtained from the original version (AGREE I) has not yet been demonstrated. The present study investigated the relationship between data obtained from AGREE I and AGREE II to evaluate the continuity between the two measurement tools. RESULTS: An evaluation team consisting of three trained librarians evaluated 68 CPGs issued in 2011-2012 in Japan using AGREE I and AGREE II...
December 8, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208738/a-new-form-of-nicotine-retailers-a-systematic-review-of-the-sales-and-marketing-practices-of-vape-shops
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REVIEW
Joseph G L Lee, Elizabeth N Orlan, Kerry B Sewell, Kurt M Ribisl
OBJECTIVE: Retailers that primarily or exclusively sell electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) or vaping products represent a new category of tobacco retailer. We sought to identify (a) how vape shops can be identified and (b) sales and marketing practices of vape shops. DATA SOURCES: A medical librarian iteratively developed a search strategy and in February 2017 searched seven academic databases (ABI/INFORM Complete, ECONLit, Embase, Entrepreneurship, PsycINFO, PubMed/MEDLINE and Scopus)...
December 5, 2017: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206593/glioma-grade-discrimination-with-mr-diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-a-meta-analysis-of-diagnostic-accuracy
#7
Anna Falk Delgado, Markus Nilsson, Danielle van Westen, Alberto Falk Delgado
Purpose To assess the diagnostic test accuracy and sources of heterogeneity for the discriminative potential of diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) to differentiate low-grade glioma (LGG) (World Health Organization [WHO] grade II) from high-grade glioma (HGG) (WHO grade III or IV). Materials and Methods The Cochrane Library, Embase, Medline, and the Web of Science Core Collection were systematically searched by two librarians. Retrieved hits were screened for inclusion and were evaluated with the revised tool for quality assessment for diagnostic accuracy studies (commonly known as QUADAS-2) by two researchers...
December 4, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206062/discrimination-between-primary-low-grade-and-high-grade-glioma-with-11c-methionine-pet-a-bivariate-diagnostic-test-accuracy-meta-analysis
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Anna F Delgado, Alberto F Delgado
OBJECTIVE: To perform a meta-analysis evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of 11C-methionine (MET) positron emission tomography (PET) to discriminate between primary low-grade glioma (LGG) and high-grade glioma (HGG). METHODS: A systematic database search was performed by a librarian in relevant databases with the latest search in November 7th, 2016. Hits were assessed for inclusion independently by two authors. Individual patient data (IPD) on relative MET uptake was extracted on patients examined preoperatively with MET PET and subsequent neuropathological diagnosis of astrocytoma or oligodendroglioma...
December 5, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190871/-fifty-years-of-services-of-biomedical-information-in-health-documentation-centers-in-puebla-mexico
#9
Rafael Eduardo Culebro-Trujillo, Enrique López-Cancino, Arturo García-Villaseñor, Carlos José Montiel-Jarquín, Rodolfo Gregorio Barragán-Hervella, Gerardo López-Cázares, María Del Socorro Romero-Figueroa
Librarian and information services focused on supporting research, teaching, and health care are vital for the generation of new knowledge and its application in health care, both by staff and students, helps to improve the quality of medical care. Therefore, in this article we expose an historical and social tour of 50 years of the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social's library services in Puebla. From 1964 to 2014 occurred many events in the development of these services in our area, from the creation of a small space in the basement, to the implementation of spaces created deliberately to provide dignified service to all users, which is why this historical sketch is here as an acknowledgement to the first librarians who contributed to the training of specialists in Mexico...
November 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173796/the-perils-of-predatory-publishing-views-and-advice-from-an-editor-and-a-health-sciences-librarian
#10
EDITORIAL
Elaine Miller, Jennifer DeBerg
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December 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160163/cancer-risk-associated-with-nuclear-atypia-in-cytologically-indeterminate-thyroid-nodules-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pablo Valderrabano, Laila Khazai, Zachary J Thompson, Susan C Sharpe, Valentina D Tarasova, Kristen J Otto, Julie E Hallanger-Johnson, J Trad Wadsworth, Bruce M Wenig, Christine H Chung, Barbara A Centeno, Bryan McIver
BACKGROUND: Indeterminate categories of thyroid cytopathology (categories B-III and B-IV of the Bethesda system) are integrated by a heterogeneous spectrum of cytological scenarios that are generally clustered for analysis and management recommendations. It has been suggested that aspirates exhibiting nuclear atypia have a higher risk of malignancy. We assess whether cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules with nuclear atypia have a significantly higher cancer risk than those without nuclear atypia...
November 21, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137682/cefepime-induced-neurotoxicity-a-systematic-review
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Lauren E Payne, David J Gagnon, Richard R Riker, David B Seder, Elizabeth K Glisic, Jane G Morris, Gilles L Fraser
BACKGROUND: Cefepime is a widely used antibiotic with neurotoxicity attributed to its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and exhibit concentration-dependent ϒ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) antagonism. Neurotoxic symptoms include depressed consciousness, encephalopathy, aphasia, myoclonus, seizures, and coma. Data suggest that up to 15% of ICU patients treated with cefepime may experience these adverse effects. Risk factors include renal dysfunction, excessive dosing, preexisting brain injury, and elevated serum cefepime concentrations...
November 14, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117085/do-intra-anal-bowel-management-devices-reduce-incontinence-associated-dermatitis-and-or-pressure-injuries
#13
Terrie Beeson, Bethany Eifrid, Caitlin A Pike, Joyce Pittman
PURPOSE: The purpose of this article was to examine the evidence and provide recommendations related to the effectiveness of intra-anal bowel management systems including intra-anal bowel catheters and rectal trumpets in reducing incontinence-associated dermatitis and pressure injuries. QUESTION: Does the use of an intra-anal bowel management system (intra-anal bowel catheter or rectal trumpet) reduce incontinence-associated skin damage and/or hospital-acquired pressure injuries in the acute care adult patient population? SEARCH STRATEGY: A search of the literature was performed by a trained university librarian, which resulted in 133 articles that examined intra-anal bowel management systems (intra-anal bowel catheter and rectal trumpet), incontinence-associated dermatitis, and pressure injuries...
November 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089010/positive-changes-experienced-after-a-first-episode-of-psychosis-a-systematic-review
#14
Gerald Jordan, Kathleen MacDonald, Megan A Pope, Emily Schorr, Ashok K Malla, Srividya N Iyer
OBJECTIVE: Although the negative consequences associated with first-episode psychosis (FEP) have been well investigated, relatively less is known about positive changes that people may experience after FEP. Existing literature is disparate and in need of synthesis. Such a synthesis can inform the design of mental health services that foster strengths, hope, and optimism. The objective of this study was to synthesize the literature on how positive change is experienced after FEP by affected persons and their families and friends and to delineate the individual, social, and structural factors facilitating positive change...
November 1, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073718/evaluation-of-a-new-method-for-librarian-mediated-literature-searches-for-systematic-reviews
#15
Wichor M Bramer, Melissa L Rethlefsen, Frans Mast, Jos Kleijnen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and validate the time of completion and results of a new method of searching for systematic reviews, the exhaustive search method (ESM), using a pragmatic comparison. METHODS: Single-line search strategies were prepared in a text document. Term completeness was ensured with a novel optimization technique. Macros in MS Word converted the syntaxes between databases and interfaces almost automatically. We compared search characteristics, such as number of search terms and databases, and outcomes, such as number of included and retrieved references and precision, from ESM searches and other Dutch academic hospitals identified by searching PubMed for systematic reviews published between 2014 and 2016...
October 26, 2017: Research Synthesis Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063540/findings-from-the-2017-yearbook-section-on-health-information-management
#16
M Bloomrosen, E S Berner
Objectives: To summarize the recent literature and research and present a selection of the best papers published in 2016 in the field of Health Information Management (HIM). Methods: A systematic review of the literature for the IMIA Yearbook HIM section was performed by the two section editors with the help of a medical librarian. We searched bibliographic databases for HIM-related papers were searched using both MeSH headings and key words in titles and abstracts. A shortlist of candidate best papers was first selected by section editors before being peer-reviewed by independent external reviewers...
August 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063539/findings-from-the-2017-yearbook-section-on-health-information-management
#17
M Bloomrosen, E S Berner
Objectives: To summarize the recent literature and research and present a selection of the best papers published in 2016 in the field of Health Information Management (HIM). Methods: A systematic review of the literature for the IMIA Yearbook HIM section was performed by the two section editors with the help of a medical librarian. We searched bibliographic databases for HIM-related papers were searched using both MeSH headings and key words in titles and abstracts. A shortlist of candidate best papers was first selected by section editors before being peer-reviewed by independent external reviewers...
August 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059452/first-trimester-crown-rump-length-and-risk-of-chromosomal-aberrations-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Lena Sagi-Dain, Amir Peleg, Shlomi Sagi
Importance: Lower than expected first-trimester crown-rump length (CRL) is a common sonographic finding, usually leading to reassessment of gestational age. Objective: The aim of this study was to perform a meta-analysis defining the risk of chromosomal aberrations in pregnancies with decreased first-trimester CRL. Evidence Acquisition: A search was conducted by a research librarian in 5 databases, with no time or language restrictions. Original researches examining the risk of chromosomal aberrations in pregnancies with low CRL were selected...
October 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055079/health-sciences-libraries-in-the-united-states-new-directions
#19
Barbara A Epstein
This article is the third in a series in this regular feature. The intention of the series is to look at important global developments in health science libraries. These articles will serve as a road map, describing the key changes in the field and exploring factors driving these changes. The present article by the current president of the Medical Library Association outlines two important developments in the United States. The topics chosen for consideration are national initiatives in the United States impacting health sciences libraries and librarians and enhanced roles for U...
October 21, 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043944/courting-apocalypse-creating-a-zombie-themed-evidence-based-medicine-game
#20
Amy E Blevins, Elizabeth Kiscaden, Jason Bengtson
In 2015, two librarians at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa turned their dreams into a reality and secured funding to build a zombie-themed evidence-based medicine game. The game features a "choose your own adventure" style that takes students through a scenario where a disease outbreak is taking place and a resident is asked to use evidence-based medicine skills to select a screening and diagnostic tool to use on potentially infected patients. Feedback on the game has been positive, and future plans include building additional modules on therapy, harm, and prognosis...
October 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
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