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Mei Chung, Alice M Tang, Zhuxuan Fu, Ding Ding Wang, Sydne Jennifer Newberry
Background: Conflicting evidence exists regarding potential cardiovascular risks associated with high levels of calcium intake. Purpose: To update and reanalyze 2 systematic reviews to examine the effects of calcium intake on cardiovascular disease (CVD) among generally healthy adults. Data Sources: MEDLINE; Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials; Scopus, including EMBASE; and previous evidence reports from English-language publications from 1966 to July 2016...
October 25, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Arun Kanmanthareddy, Patricia J Erwin, Dennis J Esterbrooks, Lee E Morrow
BACKGROUND: The data evaluating the role of statins in delirium prevention in the intensive care unit are conflicting and limited. METHODS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of literature from 1975 to 2015. All English-language adult studies evaluating delirium incidence in statin and statin nonusers were included and studies without a control group were excluded. Mantel-Haenszel model was used to calculate pooled risk ratios (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
Bin Wang, Suijun Liu, Ling Li, Qiuming Yao, Ronghua Song, Xiaoqing Shao, Qian Li, Xiaohong Shi, Jin-An Zhang
BACKGROUND: Non-thyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS) is characterized by decreased serum triiodothyronine level without increased thyroid-stimulating hormone level during critical illness. The summary data on the prevalence of NTIS in cardiovascular patients are lacking, and its prognostic role in cardiovascular patients is also unclear. METHODS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to comprehensively determine the prevalence and the prognostic role of NTIS in cardiovascular patients...
October 18, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Adrian D Vickers, Claire Ainsworth, Reema Mody, Annika Bergman, Caroline S Ling, Jasmina Medjedovic, Michael Smyth
BACKGROUND: Biological therapies are increasingly used to treat ulcerative colitis (UC). AIM: To compare the efficacy of biologics in adults with moderately-to-severely active UC, stratified by prior exposure to anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy. METHODS: A systematic literature review was undertaken to identify studies of biologics approved for UC. Network meta-analysis was conducted for endpoints at induction and maintenance...
2016: PloS One
Claudio Ricci, Riccardo Casadei, Giovanni Taffurelli, Elia Zani, Nico Pagano, Carlo Alberto Pacilio, Carlo Ingaldi, Selene Bogoni, Donatella Santini, Marina Migliori, Mariacristina Di Marco, Carla Serra, Lucia Calculli, Roberto De Giorgio, Francesco Minni
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of the risk factors proposed by Fukuoka guidelines in detecting malignancy of branch-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms. METHOD: Diagnostic meta-analysis of cohort studies. A systematic literature search was conducted using MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library, Scopus, and the ISI-Web of Science databases to identify all studies published up to 2014. RESULTS: Twenty-five studies (2025 patients) were suitable for the meta-analysis...
October 2016: Pancreas
Katalin Márta, Nelli Farkas, Imre Szabó, Anita Illés, Áron Vincze, Gabriella Pár, Patrícia Sarlós, Judit Bajor, Ákos Szűcs, József Czimmer, Dóra Mosztbacher, Andrea Párniczky, Kata Szemes, Dániel Pécsi, Péter Hegyi
The recently published guidelines for acute pancreatitis (AP) suggest that enteral nutrition (EN) should be the primary therapy in patients suffering from severe acute pancreatitis (SAP); however, none of the guidelines have recommendations on mild and moderate AP (MAP). A meta-analysis was performed using the preferred reporting items for systematic review and meta-analysis protocols (PRISMA-P). The following PICO (problem, intervention, comparison, outcome) was applied: P: nutrition in AP; I: enteral nutrition (EN); C: nil per os diet (NPO); and O: outcome...
October 20, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
A J F Millington, A C Gaunt, J S Phillips
OBJECTIVE: To determine if there is evidence that post-tonsillectomy dietary advice affects post-operative morbidity. METHOD: A systematic review was conducted of Embase, Medline, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature and PsycInfo, to November 2014. RESULTS: Seventeen articles were included; their heterogeneous nature prevented meta-analysis. Of these, all three small, randomised studies showed no statistical difference in morbidity between restricted and non-restricted diets...
October 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Laura Evangelista, Maria Vittoria Dieci, Valentina Guarneri, Pier Franco Conte
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to determine the correlation between 16α-18F-fluoro-17β-estradiol (18F-FES) uptake and the expression and functionality of estrogen receptors (ERs), as well as to evaluate the ability of 18F-FES PET to predict the response to hormonal therapy (HT) in patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (BC). METHODS: Literature searches in the major literature databases were carried out in order to select English-language articles dealing with 18F-FES PET and BC...
October 19, 2016: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
Oleksandr Butskiy, Ronak Rahmanian, Richard A White, Scott Durham, Donald W Anderson, Eitan Prisman
Gastric pull-up (GPU) is among the oldest techniques for reconstructing the pharyngoesophageal junction following cancer resection. This review examines morbidity and mortality rates following GPU pharyngoesophageal junction reconstruction from 1959 until present: 77 studies, 2,705 patients. The odds of mortality, anastomotic complications, and other complications decreased by 37.2% (95%CI = 28.0-45.3%; P < 0.0001), 8.0% (95%CI = -2.1 to 17.1%; P = 0.12), 21.0% (95%CI 3.5-35.2%; P = 0...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Molly Davis, Joanie Bilms, Cynthia Suveg
A growing body of research has highlighted the connection between parent-child positive behavioral synchrony and youth self-regulation; however, this association has yet to be the focus of a meta-analytic review. Therefore, the present meta-analysis aimed to estimate the magnitude of the relation between parent-child positive behavioral synchrony and youth self-regulation and to identify moderator variables that can explain the variability in the degree of this association across the extant literature. A thorough literature search of two major databases, in addition to scanning the reference sections of relevant articles, yielded a total of 10 peer-reviewed articles (24 effect sizes, 658 children) that were eligible for inclusion in the current meta-analysis...
October 23, 2016: Family Process
Thomas M Withers, Sarah Lister, Catherine Sackley, Allan Clark, Toby O Smith
OBJECTIVE: To determine the difference in physical activity levels before and up to one year after unilateral primary total hip replacement. DATA SOURCES: A search was performed on 13 July 2016. Studies were eligible for inclusion if they presented preoperative and up to one year postoperative measures of physical activity for patients who had undergone unilateral primary total hip replacement. REVIEW METHODS: Any article that used a measure of physical activity pre and up to one year post-unilateral primary total hip replacement...
October 23, 2016: Clinical Rehabilitation
Jie Li, Hong-Biao Li, Xi-Cheng Zhao, Lei Qin, Xin-Qiang Jiang, Zhen-Hua Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of fibrin sealant for the reduction of postoperative blood loss and transfusion requirements in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: Electronic databases including PubMed, Embase, CENTRAL (Cochrane Controlled Trials Register), Web of Science and Google Scholar were searched from database inception to February 2016. All randomized controlled trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of topical administration of fibrin glue during primary THA or TKA were included in our meta-analysis...
October 20, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Elisa Corrêa Marson, Rodrigo Sudatti Delevatti, Alexandre Konig Garcia Prado, Nathalie Netto, Luiz Fernando Martins Kruel
OBJECTIVE: To assess the associations of aerobic, resistance, and combined exercise with changes in insulin resistance, fasting glucose, and fasting insulin in children and adolescents who are overweight or obese. DATA SEARCHES: MEDLINE via Pubmed, Cochrane-CENTRAL, SPORTDiscus, and LILACS. STUDY SELECTION: Randomized clinical trials of at least six weeks of duration that evaluated the ability of exercise training to lower at least one of the following outcomes: insulin resistance-HOMA, fasting glucose, and fasting insulin in children and/or adolescents classified as obese or overweight...
October 20, 2016: Preventive Medicine
Anna Walter, Claudia Suenderhauf, Harrisberger Fabienne, Claudia Lenz, Renata Smieskova, Yoonho Chung, Tyrone D Cannon, Carrie E Bearden, Charlotte Rapp, Kerstin Bendfeldt, Stefan Borgwardt, Tobias Vogel
Several magnetic resonance imaging studies have reported reductions in hippocampal volume in patients with psychosis. It is unclear whether structural abnormalities predate illness onset. We conducted a detailed, systematic literature search for studies reporting hippocampal volume in subjects with clinical high-risk, compared to healthy controls. The overall sample size comprised 1429 subjects. Meta-analysis revealed no difference for left, but a small, albeit significant, difference for right hippocampal volume, such that clinical high-risk patients had slightly smaller hippocampal volume than healthy controls (g=0...
October 20, 2016: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Daniël A Korevaar, Laurence M Crombag, Jérémie F Cohen, René Spijker, Patrick M Bossuyt, Jouke T Annema
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend endosonography with fine-needle aspiration for mediastinal nodal staging in non-small-cell lung cancer, but most do not specify whether this should be through endobronchial endoscopy (EBUS), oesophageal endoscopy (EUS), or both. We assessed the added value and diagnostic accuracy of the combined use of EBUS and EUS. METHODS: For this systematic review and random effects meta-analysis, we searched MEDLINE, Embase, BIOSIS Previews, and Web of Science, without language restrictions, for studies published between Jan 1, 2000, and Feb 25, 2016...
October 20, 2016: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Mathias Holm Sørgaard, Klaus Fuglsang Kofoed, Jesper James Linde, Richard Thomas George, Carlos Eduardo Rochitte, Gudrun Feuchtner, Joao A C Lima, Jawdat Abdulla
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to provide a meta-analysis of all published studies assessing the diagnostic accuracy of stress CT myocardial perfusion imaging (CTP) in patients suspected of or with known coronary artery disease. This analysis is limited to static stress CTP. METHODS: Systematic literature review and meta-analysis of studies examining the diagnostic accuracy of static CTP imaging alone or combined with coronary CT angiography (CTA) in comparison to single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), magnetic resonance perfusion (MRP), and/or invasive coronary angiography with and without fractional flow reserve (FFR)...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Jairo N Fuertes, Arielle Toporovsky, Mariela Reyes, Jennifer Bennett Osborne
OBJECTIVE: This article discusses the physician-patient working alliance and reviews the empirical research that has been generated on the working alliance to date. METHODS: The paper presents a brief history of the study of the physician-patient relationship, and discusses constructs that have examined aspects of the relationship, such as empathy, trust, and shared decision-making. Lastly, a meta-analysis was conducted based on the seven empirical studies (a total N of 1023 patients) that have examined the physician-patient working alliance...
October 19, 2016: Patient Education and Counseling
Ming Li, Wei Zhang, Li Jiang, Jiayin Yang, Lunan Yan
BACKGROUND: Liver resection (LR) is preferred treatment for malignancies or benign masses of liver. Using multiple elements, fast track (FT) program was introduced to abdominal surgery associating with fast functional recovery and shorter hospital length of stay (LoS). This meta-analysis aims to evaluate the effect of FT program for patients following liver resection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched the PubMed/Medline, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Embase for trials up to December 2015 to compare the FT program to the conventional group...
October 20, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Hiba El Hage Chehade, Hannah Headon, Umar Wazir, Houssam Abtar, Abdul Kasem, Kefah Mokbel
BACKGROUND: Recent discussion has suggested that some cases of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) with high risk of invasive disease may require sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). METHODS: Systematic literature review identified 48 studies (9,803 DCIS patients who underwent SLNB). Separate analyses for patients diagnosed preoperatively by core sampling and patients diagnosed postoperatively by specimen pathology were conducted to determine the percentage of patients with axillary nodal involvement...
September 6, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
Te-Lu Yap, Yong Chen, Shireen A Nah, Caroline Choo Phaik Ong, Anette Jacobsen, Yee Low
AIM: Our study aimed to compare the efficacy of two endoscopic techniques used for the correction of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR): subureteral transurethral injection (STING) and hydrodistension implantation technique (HIT). METHODS: A systematic review was conducted using MEDLINE, Google scholar, and Cochrane databases from 1984 to 2015. Meta-analysis of the selected studies was performed to compare the extent of reflux resolution following both techniques. RESULTS: Six observational studies met the inclusion criteria for content...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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