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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045636/the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-ascertain-dementia-8-questionnaire-for-detecting-cognitive-impairment-in-primary-care-in-the-community-clinics-and-hospitals-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hsin-Hao Chen, Fang-Ju Sun, Tzu-Lin Yeh, Hsueh-Erh Liu, Hsiu-Li Huang, Benjamin Ing-Tiau Kuo, Hsin-Yi Huang
Background: The prevalence of cognitive impairment is increasing due to the aging population, and early detection is essential clinically. The Ascertain Dementia 8 (AD8) questionnaire is a brief informant-based measure recently developed to assess early cognitive impairment, however, its overall diagnostic performance is controversial. The objective of this meta-analysis was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of the AD8 for cognitive impairment. Methods: All relevant studies were collected from databases including MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library up to April 2017...
October 14, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044295/clinical-decision-rules-for-pulmonary-embolism-in-hospitalized-patients-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
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Anne R Bass, Kara G Fields, Rie Goto, Gregory Turissini, Shirin Dey, Linda A Russell
Background Clinical decision rules (CDRs) for pulmonary embolism (PE) have been validated in outpatients, but their performance in hospitalized patients is not well characterized. Objectives The goal of this systematic literature review was to assess the performance of CDRs for PE in hospitalized patients. Methods We performed a structured literature search using Medline, EMBASE and the Cochrane library for articles published on or before January 18, 2017. Two authors reviewed all titles, abstracts and full texts...
October 10, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041970/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-static-versus-articular-spacers-in-two-stage-revision-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-infection-following-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis
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Hai Ding, Jian Yao, Wenju Chang, Fendou Liu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of static versus articular spacers in two-stage reimplantation for the treatment of infected total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: The literature regarding the articulating and static spacers for treating infected TKA were searched in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Chinese Periodical Full-Text Database of CNKI, and Wanfang database. Data were extracted according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria and analyzed by Review Manager 5...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038830/a-distance-blended-learning-program-to-upgrade-the-clinical-competence-of-district-non-doctor-anesthesia-providers-in-nepal
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Shristi Shah, Stephen Knoble, Oliver Ross, Stephen Pickering
BACKGROUND: Across Nepal, anesthesia at a district level is provided mostly by non-doctor anesthesia providers (anesthesia assistants-AAs). Nepal's Government recognized the need to sustain competence with continuous professional development and to upgrade 6-month trained working AAs to professional equivalence with the new national standard of 12-month training. As they are essential district health workers and AA clinical training sites are full, an innovative distance blended learning, competency-based, upgrade 1-year course was developed and conducted in 2014-2017 for two batches...
October 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036173/pre-treatment-with-gnrha-or-ulipristal-acetate-prior-to-laparoscopic-and-laparotomic-myomectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Inge de Milliano, Moniek Twisk, Johannes C Ket, Judith A Huirne, Wouter J Hehenkamp
BACKGROUND: Myomectomy has potential risks of complications. To reduce these risks, medical pre-treatment can be applied to reduce fibroid size and thereby potentially decrease intra-operative blood loss, the need for blood transfusion and emergency hysterectomy. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to study the effectiveness of medical pre-treatment with Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (GnRHa) or ulipristal acetate prior to laparoscopic or laparotomic myomectomy on intra-operative and post-operative outcomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032159/comparison-between-different-approaches-applied-in-laparoscopic-right-hemi-colectomy-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Fei Li, Xin Zhou, Bingyan Wang, Lei Guo, Jilian Wang, Wendong Wang, Wei Fu
AIM: Several different operative approaches have been applied nowadays in laparoscopic right hemi-colectomy. This study aims to evaluate the potential benefits of different approaches by conducting a network meta-analysis (NMA). METHOD: A comprehensive literature research of the PubMed, Embase, Medline, the Cochrane Central Library, Wan Fang and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) databases was performed. Original articles comparing two of three different approaches including medial to lateral (MtL) approach, lateral to medial (LtM) approach and cranial to caudal (CtC) approach of laparoscopic right colon resection for patients with both neoplastic and benign diseases were included...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027351/robotic-assisted-versus-open-radical-cystectomy-in-bladder-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-four-randomized-controlled-trails
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Jin-Qiu Tang, Zhihong Zhao, Yiwen Liang, Guixiang Liao
BACKGROUND: Robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) is increasing annually for treatment of bladder cancer. The objective of this meta-analysis was to compare the safety and efficacy of RARC and open radical cystectomy (ORC) for bladder cancer. METHODS: Our meta-analysis searches were conducted using PubMed, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases to identify randomized controlled trials (RCT) assessing the two techniques. RESULTS: Four RCT studies were identified, including 239 cases...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023332/should-t-tube-drainage-be-performed-for-choledocholithiasis-after-laparoscopic-common-bile-duct-exploration-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Woods Zhang, Ge Li, Yan-Ling Chen
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) has been verified to be a comparatively effective treatment approach for uncomplicated choledocholithiasis, and it has been previously proposed that the primary duct closure (PDC) technique, in which the bile duct can directly be sutured in only 1 step compared with the T-tube drainage (TTD), can be deemed a choice after LCBDE; however, the conventional TTD performance is controversial in the minimally invasive surgery era...
October 11, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019319/the-asymptomatic-carotid-surgery-trial-2-acst-2-an-ongoing-randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-carotid-endarterectomy-with-carotid-artery-stenting-to-prevent-stroke
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Richard Bulbulia, Alison Halliday
BACKGROUND: A successful open surgical operation to remove atheromatous carotid artery narrowing that has not yet caused a stroke (asymptomatic carotid stenosis) carries some procedural risk but, if completed successfully, halves patients' future annual stroke risk for at least 10 years. A newer, less invasive alternative is carotid stenting, which also carries some procedural risk, especially if the carotid lesion has recently given rise to a stroke (symptomatic carotid stenosis). For both surgery and stenting, improvements in technique (and in medication) have reduced risk...
October 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017646/-pre-hospital-therapeutic-hypothermia-for-survival-and-neuro-protection-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yan Zhuang, Linfeng Dai, Mingqi Cheng, Haidong Zhang, Ning Chang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of pre-hospital therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) for survival and neuro-protection. METHODS: Databases such as Medline, ScienceDirect, Embase, Highwire, Cochrane Library, CNKI and Wanfang digital database were searched from January 2000 to March 2017 to retrieve randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on pre-hospital therapeutic hypothermia after OHCA. Thereafter, the studies retrieved were screened based on predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria...
October 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017505/study-protocol-patient-reported-outcomes-for-bladder-management-strategies-in-spinal-cord-injury
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Darshan P Patel, Sara M Lenherr, John T Stoffel, Sean P Elliott, Blayne Welk, Angela P Presson, Amitabh Jha, Jeffrey Rosenbluth, Jeremy B Myers
BACKGROUND: The majority of spinal cord injury (SCI) patients have urinary issues, such as incontinence, retention, and frequency. These problems place a significant burden on patients' physical health and quality of life (QoL). There are a wide variety of bladder management strategies available to patients with no clear guidelines on appropriate selection. Inappropriate bladder management can cause hospitalizations and serious complications, such as urosepsis and renal failure. Patients believe that both independence and ability to carry out daily activities are just as important as physical health in selecting the right bladder-management strategy but little is known about patient's QoL with different bladder managements...
October 10, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992285/remote-ischaemic-preconditioning-for-renal-and-cardiac-protection-in-adult-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Giacomo Deferrari, Alice Bonanni, Maurizio Bruschi, Cristiano Alicino, Alessio Signori
Background: The main aim of this systematic review was to assess whether remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC) protects kidneys and the heart in cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and to investigate a possible role of anaesthetic agents. Methods: Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) on the effects of RIPC through limb ischaemia in adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery with CPB were searched (1965-October 2016) in PubMed, Cochrane Library and article reference lists...
July 19, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990667/the-%C3%A3-ndice-flesch-szigriszt-and-spanish-lexile-analyzer-to-evaluate-spanish-patient-education-materials-in-otolaryngology
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Samih J Nassif, Kevin Wong, Jessica R Levi
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Evaluate the reading difficulty of Spanish patient education materials using the validated ├Źndice Flesch-Szigriszt (INFLESZ) and Spanish Lexile Analyzer, and to identify relationships between English and Spanish readability formulas. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis. METHODS: All otolaryngology-related patient education articles written in Spanish from the health libraries of the top 10 US News & World Report-ranked hospitals, top 10 Doximity-ranked otolaryngology residencies, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery website, and the US National Library of Medicine online section on ears, nose and throat were collected...
October 9, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988185/longer-term-needs-of-stroke-survivors-with-communication-difficulties-living-in-the-community-a-systematic-review-and-thematic-synthesis-of-qualitative-studies
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Faye Wray, David Clarke
OBJECTIVE: To review and synthesise qualitative literature relating to the longer-term needs of community dwelling stroke survivors with communication difficulties including aphasia, dysarthria and apraxia of speech. DESIGN: Systematic review and thematic synthesis. METHOD: We included studies employing qualitative methodology which focused on the perceived or expressed needs, views or experiences of stroke survivors with communication difficulties in relation to the day-to-day management of their condition following hospital discharge...
October 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983198/awareness-adoption-and-application-of-the-association-of-college-research-libraries-acrl-framework-for-information-literacy-in-health-sciences-libraries
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Stephanie J Schulte, Maureen Knapp
OBJECTIVE: In early 2016, the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) officially adopted a conceptual Framework for Information Literacy (Framework) that was a significant shift away from the previous standards-based approach. This study sought to determine (1) if health sciences librarians are aware of the recent Framework for Information Literacy; (2) if they have used the Framework to change their instruction or communication with faculty, and if so, what changes have taken place; and (3) if certain librarian characteristics are associated with the likelihood of adopting the Framework...
October 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983197/examining-the-role-of-medline-as-a-patient-care-information-resource-an-analysis-of-data-from-the-value-of-libraries-study
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Kathel Dunn, Joanne Gard Marshall, Amber L Wells, Joyce E B Backus
OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed data from a study on the value of libraries to understand the specific role that the MEDLINE database plays in relation to other information resources that are available to health care providers and its role in positively impacting patient care. METHODS: A previous study on the use of health information resources for patient care obtained 16,122 responses from health care providers in 56 hospitals about how providers make decisions affecting patient care and the role of information resources in that process...
October 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978157/the-optimal-time-of-initiation-of-renal-replacement-therapy-in-acute-kidney-injury-a-meta-analysis
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Kaiping Luo, Shufang Fu, Weidong Fang, Gaosi Xu
BACKGROUND: The impact on the timing of renal replacement therapy (RRT) initiation on clinical outcomes for patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) remains controversial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Library, EMBASE, Global Health, MEDLINE, PubMed, the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform, and Web of Science. RESULTS: We included 49 studies involving 9698 patients. Pooled analysis of 5408 critically ill patients with AKI showed that early RRT was significantly associated with reduced mortality compared to late RRT [odds ratio (OR), 0...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969257/role-of-neck-dissection-in-clinical-t3n0m0-lesion-of-oral-cavity-changing-trend
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Arjun Dass, Surinder K Singhal, Rps Punia, Nitin Gupta, Hitesh Verma, Shilpi Budhiraja, Minakshi Salaria
INTRODUCTION: Neck dissection is an important part in the management of head and neck malignancies especially in terms of control of nodal metastasis. The study is focused on evaluating the profile of lymph nodes in T3N0M0 lesion of different subsides of oral cavity. AIM: To evaluate the utility of neck dissection in T3N0M0 stage of carcinomas of the different region of oral cavity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety patients aged 20 to 70 years underwent treatment for carcinoma of the oral cavity at our center between 2005 and 2013...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968525/high-flow-oxygen-therapy-in-immunocompromised-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure-a-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Hui-Bin Huang, Jin-Min Peng, Li Weng, Guang-Yun Liu, Bin Du
PURPOSE: Acute respiratory failure remains a common hazardous complication in immunocompromised patients and is associated with increased mortality rates when endotracheal intubation is need. We aimed to evaluate the effect of high-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy (HFNC) compared with other oxygen technique for this patient population. METHODS: We searched Cochrane library, Embase, PubMed databases before Aug. 15, 2017 for eligible articles. A meta-analysis was performed for measuring short-term mortality (defined as ICU, hospital or 28-days mortality) and intubation rate as the primary outcomes, and length of stay in ICU as the secondary outcome...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967695/intravenous-immunoglobulin-for-the-treatment-of-childhood-encephalitis
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REVIEW
Mildred A Iro, Natalie G Martin, Michael Absoud, Andrew J Pollard
BACKGROUND: Encephalitis is a syndrome of neurological dysfunction due to inflammation of the brain parenchyma, caused by an infection or an exaggerated host immune response, or both. Attenuation of brain inflammation through modulation of the immune response could improve patient outcomes. Biological agents such as immunoglobulin that have both anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties may therefore be useful as adjunctive therapies for people with encephalitis. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) as add-on treatment for children with encephalitis...
October 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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