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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133137/a-systematic-review-of-the-public-health-risks-of-bioaerosols-from-intensive-farming
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Philippa Douglas, Sarah Robertson, Rebecca Gay, Anna L Hansell, Timothy W Gant
BACKGROUND: Population growth, increasing food demands, and economic efficiency have been major driving forces behind farming intensification over recent decades. However, biological emissions (bioaerosols) from intensified livestock farming may have the potential to impact human health. Bioaerosols from intensive livestock farming have been reported to cause symptoms and/or illnesses in occupational-settings and there is concern about the potential health effects on people who live near the intensive farms...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130527/the-utility-of-oral-brush-cytology-in-the-early-detection-of-oral-cancer-and-oral-potentially-malignant-disorders-a-systematic-review
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Abdulhameed Husain, Omar Kujan, Camile S Farah
OBJECTIVES: This systematic review aimed to analyze the published evidence for the use of oral brush cytology for the early detection of oral cancer and oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMDs). METHODS: Literature was systematically searched through several databases: MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, SCOPUS, Cochrane Library and Web of Science. Additional review was performed through cross checks on the bibliographies of selected articles. The inclusion criteria involved studies assessing the utility of oral brush cytology on human tissues and its applications in the diagnosis, screening or surveillance of oral cancer or OPMDs...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130474/interventions-for-the-reduction-of-prescribed-opioid-use-in-chronic-non-cancer-pain
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REVIEW
Christopher Eccleston, Emma Fisher, Kyla H Thomas, Leslie Hearn, Sheena Derry, Cathy Stannard, Roger Knaggs, R Andrew Moore
BACKGROUND: This is the first update of the original Cochrane Review published in 2013. The conclusions of this review have not changed from the 2013 publication. People with chronic non-cancer pain who are prescribed and are taking opioids can have a history of long-term, high-dose opioid use without effective pain relief. In those without good pain relief, reduction of prescribed opioid dose may be the desired and shared goal of both patient and clinician. Simple, unsupervised reduction of opioid use is clinically challenging, and very difficult to achieve and maintain...
November 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111991/multiple-chemical-sensitivity-review-of-the-state-of-the-art-in-epidemiology-diagnosis-and-future-perspectives
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Sabrina Rossi, Alessio Pitidis
OBJECTIVE: Systematic bibliography analysis of about the last 17 years on multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) was carried out in order to detect new diagnostic and epidemiological evidence. The MCS is a complex syndrome that manifests as a result of exposure to a low level of various common contaminants. The etiology, diagnosis, and treatment are still debated among researchers. METHOD: Querying PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, Cochrane library, both using some specific MESH terms combined with MESH subheadings and through free search, even by Google...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110959/-taxation-of-traditional-rums-in-french-overseas-territories-and-public-health-the-example-of-reunion-island
#5
D Mété
BACKGROUND: France has a complex system for the taxation of alcoholic beverages. In the French overseas territories (FOT), the system includes little-known specificities whose purpose is to preserve the sugar-cane-rum sector, a pillar for the weak economies in these territories. Taxes are reduced for traditional rums produced and sold locally. This favors the marketing of alcoholic spirits at low prices. In metropolitan France, on the contrary, spirits are heavily taxed drinks and their share in consumption is minor...
November 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110704/endobronchial-one-way-valves-for-treatment-of-persistent-air-leaks-a-systematic-review
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Mei Ding, Ya-Dong Gao, Xian-Tao Zeng, Yi Guo, Jiong Yang
Persistent air leak (PAL) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, prolonged hospitalization and increased health-care costs. It can arise from a number of conditions, including pneumothorax, necrotizing infection, trauma, malignancies, procedural interventions and complications after thoracic surgery. Numerous therapeutic options, including noninvasive and invasive techniques, are available to treat PALs. Recently, endobronchial one-way valves have been used to treat PAL. We conducted a systematic review based on studies retrieved from PubMed, EMbase and Cochrane library...
November 6, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110143/pharmacological-aspects-and-spectrum-of-action-of-ceftazidime-avibactam-a-systematic-review
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Felipe Francisco Tuon, Jaime L Rocha, Marcelo R Formigoni-Pinto
PURPOSE: Ceftazidime-avibactam is an antimicrobial association active against several Enterobacteriaceae species, including those resistant to carbapenem. Considering the importance of this drug in the current panorama of multidrug-resistant bacteria, we performed a systematic review about ceftazidime-avibactam with emphasis on clinical and pharmacological published data. METHODS: A systematic search of the medical literature was performed. The databases searched included MEDLINE, EMBASE and Web of Science (until September 2017)...
November 7, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105575/pharmacy-students-and-pharmacy-technicians-in-medication-reconciliation-a-review-of-the-current-literature
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Heather M Champion, Julia A Loosen, Korey A Kennelty
OBJECTIVE: A literature review was conducted to examine how pharmacy students and technicians have been utilized in medication reconciliation processes in an effort to evaluate expanded roles for pharmacy students and technicians. Data were summarized on accuracy of obtaining medication histories, time requirements, discrepancy identification, and cost savings. Limitations and areas for future research also were identified. DATA SOURCES: A search of PubMed, the Cochrane Library, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), and PsycINFO and a manual searching of bibliographies were performed...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105244/spinal-cord-stimulation-for-treating-chronic-pain-reviewing-preclinical-and-clinical-data-on-paresthesia-free-high-frequency-therapy
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Krishnan Chakravarthy, Hira Richter, Paul J Christo, Kayode Williams, Yun Guan
BACKGROUND: Traditional spinal cord stimulation (SCS) requires that paresthesia overlaps chronic painful areas. However, the new paradigm high-frequency SCS (HF-SCS) does not rely on paresthesia. STUDY DESIGN: A review of preclinical and clinical studies regarding the use of paresthesia-free HF-SCS for various chronic pain states. METHODS: We reviewed available literatures on HF-SCS, including Nevro's paresthesia-free ultra high-frequency 10 kHz therapy (HF10-SCS)...
November 3, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100662/management-of-partial-fingertip-amputation-in-adults-operative-and-non-operative-treatment
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REVIEW
Kunal Sindhu, Steven F DeFroda, Andrew P Harris, Joseph A Gil
BACKGROUND: Hand and finger injuries account for approximately 4.8 million visits to emergency departments each year. These injuries can cause a great deal of distress for both patients and providers and are often initially encountered in urgent care clinics, community hospitals, and level one trauma centers. Tip amputation injuries vary widely in mechanism, ranging from sharp lacerations to crush injuries that present with varying degrees of contamination. The severity of damage to soft tissue, bone, arteries and nerves is dependent upon the mechanism and guides treatment decision-making...
October 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100446/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-risk-of-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-cohort-studies
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Xinyue Zhang, Ning Jiang, Lijuan Wang, Huaman Liu, Rong He
Background: Studies exploring the association between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer have yielded mixed results. We conducted a meta-analysis of the published prospective cohort studies to have a clear understanding about this association. Methods: We searched the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases from inception to December 31, 2016. Bibliographies were also reviewed for additional information. Random-effects model was used to calculate summary relative risk (SRR) and corresponding 95% confidence interval (CI)...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099543/vitamin-d-supplementation-for-chronic-liver-diseases-in-adults
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REVIEW
Goran Bjelakovic, Dimitrinka Nikolova, Marko Bjelakovic, Christian Gluud
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is often reported in people with chronic liver diseases. Therefore, improving vitamin D status could have a beneficial effect on people with chronic liver diseases. OBJECTIVES: To assess the beneficial and harmful effects of vitamin D supplementation in people with chronic liver diseases. SEARCH METHODS: We searched The Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group Controlled Trials Register, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science...
November 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097634/asymptomatic-plasmodial-infection-in-pregnant-women-a-global-scenario
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REVIEW
Jaime Carmona-Fonseca, Eliana M Arango
Though asymptomatic plasmodial infection (API) is well known phenomenon and play an important role in different populations and malaria transmission settings, it has received less attention in malaria intervention strategies. This review was aimed to estimate the prevalence of API in pregnant women across the world. The bibliography records relevant to the study were searched on PubMed and Lilacs, till August 15, 2016, without restriction of language. A total of 78 references were identified, of which 29 met the inclusion criteria...
July 2017: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082802/drug-drug-interactions-as-a-result-of-co-administering-%C3%AE-9-thc-and-cbd-with-other-psychotropic-agents
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Carola Rong, Nicole E Carmona, Yena L Lee, Renee-Marie Ragguett, Zihang Pan, Joshua D Rosenblat, Mehala Subramaniapillai, Margarita Shekotikhina, Fahad Almatham, Asem Alageel, Rodrigo Mansur, Roger C Ho, Roger S McIntyre
To determine, via narrative, non-systematic review of pre-clinical and clinical studies, whether the effect of cannabis on hepatic biotransformation pathways would be predicted to result in clinically significant drug-drug interactions (DDIs) with commonly prescribed psychotropic agents. Areas covered: A non-systematic literature search was conducted using the following databases: PubMed, PsycInfo, and Scopus from inception to January 2017. The search term cannabis was cross-referenced with the terms drug interactions, cytochrome, cannabinoids, cannabidiol, and medical marijuana...
October 31, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077194/metformin-for-endometrial-hyperplasia
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REVIEW
Naomi S Clement, Thomas Rw Oliver, Hunain Shiwani, Juliane Rf Sanner, Caroline A Mulvaney, William Atiomo
BACKGROUND: Endometrial cancer is one of the most common gynaecological cancers in the world. Rates of endometrial cancer are rising, in part because of rising obesity rates. Endometrial hyperplasia is a precancerous condition in women that can lead to endometrial cancer if left untreated. Endometrial hyperplasia occurs more commonly than endometrial cancer. Progesterone tablets currently used to treat women with endometrial hyperplasia are associated with adverse effects in up to 84% of women...
October 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069112/systematic-review-of-recent-guidelines-for-pharmacological-treatments-of-bipolar-disorders-in-adults
#16
Stephen Hammett, Nagy A Youssef
BACKGROUND: To examine the similarities and differences among practice guidelines for managing bipolar disorders (BDs) in adults. METHODS: A literature search in PubMed/Medline was performed using multiple search terms and bibliographies for guidelines from July 2013 (since FDA approval of lurasidone) to June 2017. RESULTS: Six treatment guidelines for BDs in adults were identified. These guidelines showed consensus on first-line treatment of mania (moodstabilizer and/or an antipsychotic), and most first-line medications for bipolar depression...
November 2017: Annals of Clinical Psychiatry: Official Journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064731/suicide-lethality-a-concept-analysis
#17
Summer DeBastiani, Joseph P De Santis
PURPOSE: Suicide is a significant health problem internationally. Those who complete suicide may have different behaviors and risk factors than those who attempt a non-fatal suicide. The purpose of this article is to analyze the concept of suicide lethality and propose a clear definition of the concept through the identification of antecedents, attributes, and consequences. METHODS: A literature search for articles published in the English language between 1970 and 2016 was conducted using MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library, Pubmed, Psychlit, Ovid, PsycINFO, and Proquest...
October 24, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059997/the-splendid-chewing-detection-challenge
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Vasileios Papapanagiotou, Christos Diou, Lingchuan Zhou, Janet van den Boer, Monica Mars, Anastasios Delopoulos
Monitoring of eating behavior using wearable technology is receiving increased attention, driven by the recent advances in wearable devices and mobile phones. One particularly interesting aspect of eating behavior is the monitoring of chewing activity and eating occurrences. There are several chewing sensor types and chewing detection algorithms proposed in the bibliography, however no datasets are publicly available to facilitate evaluation and further research. In this paper, we present a multi-modal dataset of over 60 hours of recordings from 14 participants in semi-free living conditions, collected in the context of the SPLENDID project...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059650/-large-trade-clusters-as-areas-of-intensified-occurrences-of-states-of-rapid-health-worsening-in-poland
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Michał Stępień, Elżbieta Zuzańska-Żyśko
INTRODUCTION: In the modern world, people gather more increasingly in large clusters such as shopping centres, markets, cinema centres, operas, ferries, liners, recreation areas and resorts. Such clusters predispose to intensified occurrences of states of rapid health worsening and health hazard. THE AIM: The main aim is to indicate that in trade space, especially in municipal markets, states of rapid health worsening and health hazard appear, as well as to characterize the individual incidents and types of medical interventions...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059584/lactoferrin-or-ferrous-salts-for-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-pregnancy-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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REVIEW
Hatem Abu Hashim, Osama Foda, Essam Ghayaty
This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the efficacy of daily oral bovine lactoferrin versus daily oral ferrous iron preparations for treatment of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) during pregnancy. Searches were conducted on PubMed, ScienceDirect, ClinicalTrials.gov and CENTRAL databases from inception to February 2017 and the bibliographies of retrieved articles were screened. The PRISMA Statement was followed. Published English language randomized trials comparing lactoferrin with oral ferrous iron preparations in pregnant women with iron deficiency anemia were included...
October 4, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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