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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318008/meta-analysis-of-prophylactic-abdominal-drainage-in-pancreatic-surgery
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F J Hüttner, P Probst, P Knebel, O Strobel, T Hackert, A Ulrich, M W Büchler, M K Diener
BACKGROUND: Intra-abdominal drains are frequently used after pancreatic surgery whereas their benefit in other gastrointestinal operations has been questioned. The objective of this meta-analysis was to compare abdominal drainage with no drainage after pancreatic surgery. METHODS: PubMed, the Cochrane Library and Web of Science electronic databases were searched systematically to identify RCTs comparing abdominal drainage with no drainage after pancreatic surgery...
March 20, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316312/partial-splenic-artery-embolization-to-treat-hypersplenism-secondary-to-hepatic-cirrhosis-a-meta-analysis
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Yun-Bing Wang, Jian-Ying Zhang, Fan Zhang, Yong Zhao, Jian-Ping Gong
This meta-analysis aimed to explore the effectiveness of partial spleen arterial embolization (PSAE) in the treatment of hypersplenism secondary to hepatic cirrhosis. PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Wan Fang, CNKI, Vip, and CBM databases were searched for randomized controlled trials, cohort studies, and case-control studies that compared PSAE with splenectomy in the treatment of hypersplenism secondary to hepatic cirrhosis from their inception to July 25, 2015. Statistical analysis was conducted in Cochrane Network RevMan v5...
March 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315968/the-efficacy-of-bipolar-sealer-on-blood-loss-in-spine-surgery-a-meta-analysis
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Tao Lan, Shi-Yu Hu, Xin-Jian Yang, Yang Chen, Yi-Yan Qiu, Wei-Zhuang Guo, Jian-Ze Lin, Kai Ren
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non-RCTs was to gather data to evaluate the efficacy and safety of bipolar sealer versus standard electrocautery in the management of spinal disease. METHODS: The electronic databases including Embase, PubMed and Cochrane library were searched to identify relevant studies published from the time of the establishment of these databases up to January 2017. The primary outcomes were total blood loss, requirement of transfusion (rate and amount), and operation time...
March 18, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302449/is-laparoscopic-appendectomy-feasible-for-complicated-appendicitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Man-Cheng Yu, Yao-Jun Feng, Wei Wang, Wei Fan, Hong-Tao Cheng, Juan Xu
BACKGROUND: laparoscopic appendectomy(LA) has proved to be a safe alternative to open appendectomy(OA) in uncomplicated appendicitis; however, the feasibility of LA for complicated appendicitis(CA) has not been conclusively determined. OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility and safety of LA for CA through a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: A literature search in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and web of Science was performed for eligible studies published from the inception of the databases to January 2016...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301253/efficacy-and-safety-of-varicocelectomies-a-meta-analysis
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Renbin Yuan, Hui Zhuo, Dehong Cao, Qiang Wei
This study reviewed the efficacy and safety of the three surgical approaches for varicocele (microsurgical, laparoscopic, and open varicocelectomy). A systematic review of the relevant randomized clinical trials was performed. Trials were identified from specialized trials register of the Cochrane UGDP Group, the Cochrane library, additional electronic searches (mainly MEDLINE, EMBSAE, SCI, CBM), and handsearching. Clinical trials comparing microsurgical, laparoscopic and open varicocelectomies were included...
April 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300465/laparoscopic-radical-hysterectomy-in-early-stage-cervical-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yue Zhao, Bo Hang, Guang-Wu Xiong, Xiao-Wei Zhang
PURPOSE: To investigate the value of laparoscopic radical hysterectomy (LRH) in the treatment of early stage cervical cancer by comparing intraoperative and postoperative outcomes with abdominal radical hysterectomy (ARH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched the Medline, Web of Knowledge, Cochrane Library, and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, through February 2, 2016 with keywords of "laparoscopic OR laparoscopy" AND "radical hysterectomy OR early cervical cancer OR stage IB, stage IB1, stage IB2, stage IIA, stage IIA1, stage IIA2, stage IIA cervical cancer" to identify all relevant studies that compared LRH with ARH in treating early cervical cancer...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300019/clostridium-difficile-infection-in-acute-care-hospitals-systematic-review-and-best-practices-for-prevention
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Irene K Louh, William G Greendyke, Emilia A Hermann, Karina W Davidson, Louise Falzon, David K Vawdrey, Jonathan A Shaffer, David P Calfee, E Yoko Furuya, Henry H Ting
OBJECTIVE Prevention of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in acute-care hospitals is a priority for hospitals and clinicians. We performed a qualitative systematic review to update the evidence on interventions to prevent CDI published since 2009. DESIGN We searched Ovid, MEDLINE, EMBASE, The Cochrane Library, CINAHL, the ISI Web of Knowledge, and grey literature databases from January 1, 2009 to August 1, 2015. SETTING We included studies performed in acute-care hospitals. PATIENTS OR PARTICIPANTS We included studies conducted on hospitalized patients that investigated the impact of specific interventions on CDI rates...
April 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290394/a-systematic-review-of-quantitative-research-on-traumatic-brain-injury-in-india
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Benjamin B Massenburg, Deepa K Veetil, Nakul P Raykar, Amit Agrawal, Nobhojit Roy, Martin Gerdin
INTRODUCTION: Over a quarter of the world's trauma deaths occur in India, with traumatic brain injury (TBI) as the leading cause of death and disability within trauma. With little known about TBI in India, we set out to do a systematic review to characterize the quantitative literature on TBI in India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The following databases were searched from their inception to December 31, 2015: PubMed, Cochrane, Web of Science, and the World Health Organization's Global Health Library, using the keywords: neurotrauma, brain injury, traumatic brain injury, TBI, head injury, and India...
March 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285830/the-use-of-non-slip-socks-to-prevent-falls-among-hospitalized-older-adults-a-literature-review
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Benjamin Hartung, Michelle Lalonde
Falls among hospitalized older adults are a growing concern. Hospitals are using non-slip socks as an alternative footwear to help prevent falls, however there is limited evidence to support their use. The aim of this article is to review the literature on the effectiveness of non-slip socks to determine if there is sufficient evidence to support their use in the prevention of falls among hospitalized older adults. A comprehensive literature search was conducted using Medline, CINAHL, Scopus, PubMed and the Cochrane Library...
March 9, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283146/health-libraries-and-information-services-in-tanzania-a-strategic-assessment
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Hussein Haruna, Majaliwa Mtoroki, Dan D Gerendasy, Ellen G Detlefsen
BACKGROUND: The intention of the Government of Tanzania is to establish more health information resource canters in all health facilities. With this regard, health information science personnel are needed to provide adequate and accurate health information services. However, availability of these personnel remains to be a challenge because of their non-existence. OBJECTIVE: To identify the current status and local impact of health sciences libraries and user perception of these libraries, as a prerequisite to the development of a competence-based curriculum for health information science training in Tanzania...
September 2016: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281232/comparison-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-and-laparoscopic-greater-curvature-plication-regarding-efficacy-and-safety-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Qinghuang Ye, Yan Chen, Xiaoli Zhan, Yuedong Wang, Jinhui Zhu
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and laparoscopic greater curvature plication (LGCP) are two restrictive bariatric procedures. Eight studies (three randomized, controlled trials, four retrospective studies, and one prospective study) with 536 patients on LSG and LGCP were included by searching PUBMED, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library. The software Review Manager 5.3 was used to evaluate operation time, adverse events, percent excess weight loss (%EWL), resolution of obesity-related comorbidities, and postoperative hospital stay...
March 9, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279251/oral-anticoagulants-for-primary-prevention-treatment-and-secondary-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolic-disease-and-for-prevention-of-stroke-in-atrial-fibrillation-systematic-review-network-meta-analysis-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Jonathan Ac Sterne, Pritesh N Bodalia, Peter A Bryden, Philippa A Davies, Jose A López-López, George N Okoli, Howard Hz Thom, Deborah M Caldwell, Sofia Dias, Diane Eaton, Julian Pt Higgins, Will Hollingworth, Chris Salisbury, Jelena Savović, Reecha Sofat, Annya Stephens-Boal, Nicky J Welton, Aroon D Hingorani
BACKGROUND: Warfarin is effective for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF), but anticoagulation is underused in clinical care. The risk of venous thromboembolic disease during hospitalisation can be reduced by low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH): warfarin is the most frequently prescribed anticoagulant for treatment and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Warfarin-related bleeding is a major reason for hospitalisation for adverse drug effects. Warfarin is cheap but therapeutic monitoring increases treatment costs...
March 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262042/genomic-attributes-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-patients-in-lebanon
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Sima Tokajian, Tamara Salloum, Jonathan A Eisen, Guillaume Jospin, Anna Farra, Jacques E Mokhbat, David A Coil
AIM: Extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing (ESBL) Escherichia coli are a public threat worldwide. This study aimed at analyzing the genomic and functional attributes of nine ESBLs taken from rectal swabs. MATERIALS & METHODS: Samples were isolated from patients admitted for gastrointestinal and urological procedures at the University Medical Center-Rizk Hospital (UMCRH) in Lebanon. Illumina paired-end libraries were prepared and sequenced. RESULTS: The isolates were distributed into five lineages: ST131, ST648, ST405, ST73 and ST38, and harbored bla OXA-1, bla TEM-1B, bla TEM-1C and aac(6')Ib-cr...
March 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254421/decompression-and-coflex-interlaminar-stabilisation-compared-with-conventional-surgical-procedures-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ai-Min Li, Xiang Li, Zhong Yang
BACKGROUND: Decompression plus spinal fusion is one of the most common surgeries for the treatment of degenerative spine disease in older adults. However, complications caused by fusion surgery have been reported in some studies. Recently published studies have reported that coflex is a safe and viable option in the selection of instrumentation for spinal stabilisation. Our meta-analysis was conducted to investigate whether decompression and coflex results in better performance for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) patients when compared with decompression and fusion surgery...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253337/agreement-between-gastrointestinal-panel-testing-and-standard-microbiology-methods-for-detecting-pathogens-in-suspected-infectious-gastroenteritis-test-evaluation-and-meta-analysis-in-the-absence-of-a-reference-standard
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Karoline Freeman, Alexander Tsertsvadze, Sian Taylor-Phillips, Noel McCarthy, Hema Mistry, Rohini Manuel, James Mason
OBJECTIVE: Multiplex gastrointestinal pathogen panel (GPP) tests simultaneously identify bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens from the stool samples of patients with suspected infectious gastroenteritis presenting in hospital or the community. We undertook a systematic review to compare the accuracy of GPP tests with standard microbiology techniques. REVIEW METHODS: Searches in Medline, Embase, Web of Science and the Cochrane library were undertaken from inception to January 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248878/surgical-strategies-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-pancreatitis-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Xin Zhao, Naiqiang Cui, Ximo Wang, Yunfeng Cui
BACKGROUND: Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a common and frequently occurring disease. Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (PPPD), and duodenum-preserving pancreatic head resection (DPPHR) are important treatment options for patients with chronic pancreatitis. The Beger and Frey procedures are 2 main duodenum-preserving techniques in duodenum-preserving pancreatic head resection (DPPHR) strategies. We conducted this systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the clinical efficacy of DPPHR versus PD, the Beger procedure versus PD, the Frey procedure versus PD, and the Beger procedure versus the Frey procedure in the treatment of pancreatitis...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247831/-ileostomy-versus-colostomy-which-is-preferable
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F J Amelung, C P D Van 't Hullenaar, P M Verheijen, E C J Consten
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether an ileostomy or colostomy should be preferred in patients requiring temporary double-barrel stoma construction and in whom it is technically possible to construct both types. DESIGN: Systematic literature search and retrospective comparative analysis. METHOD: PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library were searched for all literature comparing loop ileostomy and loop colostomy. In addition, we retrospectively analysed 361 patients who had received a loop ileostomy or loop colostomy designed to be temporary between 2009 and 2015 in our hospital, Meander Medisch Centrum, Amersfoort, the Netherlands...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245254/accuracy-of-routinely-collected-healthcare-data-for-identifying-motor-neurone-disease-cases-a-systematic-review
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Sophie Horrocks, Tim Wilkinson, Christian Schnier, Amanda Ly, Rebecca Woodfield, Kristiina Rannikmäe, Terence J Quinn, Cathie L M Sudlow
BACKGROUND: Motor neurone disease (MND) is a rare neurodegenerative condition, with poorly understood aetiology. Large, population-based, prospective cohorts will enable powerful studies of the determinants of MND, provided identification of disease cases is sufficiently accurate. Follow-up in many such studies relies on linkage to routinely-collected health datasets. We systematically evaluated the accuracy of such datasets in identifying MND cases. METHODS: We performed an electronic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and Web of Science for studies published between 01/01/1990-16/11/2015 that compared MND cases identified in routinely-collected, coded datasets to a reference standard...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244256/supporting-the-library-and-information-needs-of-uwe-health-and-social-care-students-on-placement
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Caroline Plaice, Jon Lloyd, Pauline Shaw
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this research was to explore the library and information needs of health and social care students whilst on placement. METHODS: Both desk and primary research were conducted and included an online questionnaire to students and semi-structured interviews. RESULTS: The questionnaire was completed by 252 students from a variety of programmes, equivalent to a 10% response rate. The results indicate a wide range of factors impacting on the library and information experiences of students...
March 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244255/the-role-of-information-therapy-in-reducing-anxiety-in-patients-undergoing-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilisation-treatment
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Sara Ahmadizadeh, Ashraf Sadat Bozorgi, Ladan Kashani
This article is the first in the feature to come from Iran. The lead author, Sara Ahmadizadeh, manages the Library at Arash Women's Hospital and was awarded an MA in Information Science and Knowledge and Librarianship from Tehran Azad University in July 2015. Her MA dissertation was innovative and ambitious in that it looked at the impact of information therapy on levels of anxiety amongst women undergoing IVF treatment. Her study demonstrated that quality information sessions, delivered in a structured way, can have a positive impact on patients' awareness of their condition and can reduce anxiety...
March 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
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