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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918345/meta-analysis-on-the-impact-of-the-acute-care-surgery-model-of-disease-specific-and-patient-outcomes-in-appendicitis-and-biliary-disease
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Patrick B Murphy, Kristin DeGirolamo, Theunis Jean Van Zyl, Laura Allen, Elliott Haut, W Robert Leeper, Ken Leslie, Neil Parry, Morad Hameed, Kelly N Vogt
BACKGROUND: The acute care surgery (ACS) model was developed to acknowledge the complexity of a traditionally fractured emergency general surgery patient population; however there are variations in the design of ACS service models. This meta-analysis analyzes the impact of implementation of different ACS models on the outcomes for appendicitis and biliary disease. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic, English-language search of major databases was conducted. From 1,827 papers, 2 independent reviewers identified 25 studies that reported on outcomes for patients with appendicitis (13) biliary disease (7) or both (5) before and after implementation of an ACS service...
September 13, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917403/cataract-surgery-in-patients-with-late-onset-retinal-degeneration
#2
Vasileios T Papastavrou, Shyamanga Borooah, Jill M O'Brien, Neeta Ray-Chaudhuri, Baljean Dhillon, Rute V Vieira, Andrew C Browning
PURPOSE: To review the outcomes in a series of patients with long anterior lens zonular fibers associated with late-onset retinal degeneration who had phacoemulsification cataract surgery. SETTING: Newcastle Eye Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Inclusion criteria were patients with genetically confirmed late-onset retinal degeneration requiring cataract surgery...
August 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915839/risk-of-mortality-among-children-adolescents-and-adults-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-or-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-and-their-first-degree-relatives-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Ferrán Catalá-López, Brian Hutton, Matthew J Page, Manuel Ridao, Jane A Driver, Adolfo Alonso-Arroyo, Jaume Forés-Martos, Diego Macías Saint-Gerons, Eduard Vieta, Alfonso Valencia, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos
BACKGROUND: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are childhood onset neurodevelopmental disorders that may persist into adulthood. ASD and ADHD tend to run in families and may have a significant negative impact on the health and longevity of those with the disorder and their relatives. The aim of this study will be to analyze the risk of mortality among children, adolescents, and adults with ASD or ADHD and their first-degree relatives. METHODS/DESIGN: We will conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies...
September 15, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906550/efficacy-and-safety-of-autologous-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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A Eyraud, L Scouppe, T Barnetche, E Forcade, E Lazaro, P Duffau, C Richez, J Seneschal, M-E Truchetet
We aimed at assessing the efficacy of autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for skin sclerosis and lung function in systemic sclerosis (SSc). We performed a systematic literature review in the Pubmed and Scopus databases from the earliest records to March 2016. We assessed quality using the Cochrane tool for randomized studies, Newcastle-Ottawa scale for controlled-cohort studies and an 18-item quality appraisal checklist for case series. The primary outcome was the improvement of skin thickening using the modified Rodnan Skin Score (mRSS)...
September 14, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906413/differences-in-clinical-features-observed-between-childhood-onset-versus-adult-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Alka Kumari, Feng Huang
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) affects people in childhood (childhood onset) or in adulthood (adult onset). Observational studies that have previously compared childhood-onset versus adult-onset SLE were often restricted to 1 ethnic group, or to a particular area, with a small sample size of patients. We aimed to systematically compare childhood-onset versus adult-onset SLE through a meta-analysis. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched for relevant publications comparing childhood-onset with adult-onset SLE...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903473/baseline-anatomical-assessment-of-the-uterus-and-ovaries-in-infertile-women-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence-on-which-assessment-methods-are-the-safest-and-most-effective-in-terms-of-improving-fertility-outcomes
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Sarah C Armstrong, Marian Showell, Elizabeth A Stewart, Robert W Rebar, Sheryl Vanderpoel, Cynthia M Farquhar
BACKGROUND: This review focuses on the initial presentation of women who suspect that they are infertile, and how best to assess the anatomy of their uterus and ovaries in order to investigate the cause of their infertility, and potentially improve desired fertility outcomes. This review was undertaken as part of a World Health Organization initiative to assess the evidence available to address guidance for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility within a global context. Providing access to care for infertile women will help to ease the psycho-social burdens, such as ostracization, intimate partner violence and other negative consequences of being involuntarily childless or unable to become pregnant despite desiring a biological child or children...
September 1, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899506/green-tea-effects-on-cognition-mood-and-human-brain-function-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Edele Mancini, Christoph Beglinger, Jürgen Drewe, Davide Zanchi, Undine E Lang, Stefan Borgwardt
BACKGROUND: Green tea (Camellia sinensis) is a beverage consumed for thousands of years. Numerous claims about the benefits of its consumption were stated and investigated. As green tea is experiencing a surge in popularity in Western culture and as millions of people all over the world drink it every day, it is relevant to understand its effects on the human brain. PURPOSE: To assess the current state of knowledge in the literature regarding the effects of green tea or green tea extracts, l-theanine and epigallocatechin gallate both components of green tea-on general neuropsychology, on the sub-category cognition and on brain functions in humans...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899470/-association-between-depression-during-pregnancy-and-low-birth-weight-in-neonates-a-meta-analysis
#8
Yi Liu, Lin Zhuo, Bei Zhu, Ming-Yu He, Yang Xu, Tong-Tong Wang, Bin Hu, Ji-Cheng Xu
OBJECTIVE: To study the association between depression during pregnancy and low birth weight in neonates, and to provide a scientific basis for the prevention of low birth weight. METHODS: Cohort studies on the association between depression during pregnancy and low birth weight were collected and a Meta analysis was performed. Data were extracted independently by two investigators, and quality assessment was performed according to Newcastle-Ottawa Scale. The Egger's test was used to evaluate publication bias...
September 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899001/a-role-for-autoantibodies-in-atherogenesis
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Rosebella A Iseme, Mark McEvoy, Brian Kelly, Linda Agnew, Frederick R Walker, Tonelle Handley, Christopher Oldmeadow, John Attia, Michael Boyle
An increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has long been recognized amongst people with autoimmune disease. It has been unclear whether this is due mainly to the ensuing treatment, particularly steroids, or whether some of this risk is due to the autoimmune process itself with subsequent inflammation. Indeed, a large body of evidence supports a role for chronic inflammation in atherogenesis, and autoantibodies have been identified as mediators in this complex inflammatory environment. Our aim is to carry out a systematic review of existing literature in order to formally establish the strength of the association between autoantibodies and atherosclerosis, amongst individuals without clinical autoimmune disease...
August 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893755/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-an-online-menu-planning-intervention-to-improve-childcare-service-adherence-to-dietary-guidelines-a-study-protocol
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Sze Lin Yoong, Alice Grady, John Wiggers, Victoria Flood, Chris Rissel, Meghan Finch, Andrew Searles, David Salajan, Ruby O'Rourke, Jaqueline Daly, Karen Gilham, Fiona Stacey, Alison Fielding, Nicole Pond, Rebecca Wyse, Kirsty Seward, Luke Wolfenden
INTRODUCTION: The implementation of dietary guidelines in childcare settings is recommended to improve child public health nutrition. However, foods provided in childcare services are not consistent with guidelines. The primary aim of the trial is to assess the effectiveness of a web-based menu planning intervention in increasing the mean number of food groups on childcare service menus that comply with dietary guidelines regarding food provision to children in care. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A parallel group randomised controlled trial will be undertaken with 54 childcare services that provide food to children within New South Wales, Australia...
September 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893614/the-impact-of-electronic-healthcare-associated-infection-surveillance-software-on-infection-prevention-resources-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Philip L Russo, Ramon Z Shaban, Deborough MacBeth, Abigail Carter, Brett G Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Surveillance of healthcare-associated infections is fundamental for infection prevention. The methods and practices for surveillance have evolved as technology becomes more advanced. The availability of electronic surveillance software (ESS) has increased, and yet adoption of ESS is slow. It is argued that ESS deliver savings through automation, particularly in terms of human resourcing and infection prevention (IP) staff time. AIM: This paper describes the findings of a systematic review on the impact of ESS on IP resources...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888179/a-novel-immunosensor-based-on-excessively-tilted-fiber-grating-coated-with-gold-nanospheres-improves-the-detection-limit-of-newcastle-disease-virus
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Binbin Luo, Yangfei Xu, Shengxi Wu, Mingfu Zhao, Pengjun Jiang, Shenghui Shi, Zhonghao Zhang, Yin Wang, Linlin Wang, Yong Liu
A novel immunosensor for detecting Newcastle disease virus (NDV) was developed using excessively tilted fiber grating (Ex-TFG) coated with gold nanospheres (AuNs). AuNs were coated on the Ex-TFG surface via Au-S bonds using 3-mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane (MPTMS), and the activated staphylococcal protein A (SPA) was linked to AuNs by covalent bonds via cysteamine. AuNs greatly enhanced the impact of the analyte on the fiber cladding mode through the local surface Plasmon resonance (LSPR) effect, thus improving the detection limit and sensitivity of the immunosensor...
September 1, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887192/integrating-smartphone-technology-social-support-and-the-outdoor-physical-environment-to-improve-fitness-among-adults-at-risk-of-or-diagnosed-with-type-2-diabetes-findings-from-the-ecofit-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ronald C Plotnikoff, Magdalena Wilczynska, Kristen E Cohen, Jordan J Smith, David R Lubans
The risk and prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) has dramatically increased over the past decade. The aim of this study was to develop, implement and evaluate a physical activity intervention to improve aerobic and muscular fitness among adults at risk of, or diagnosed with T2D. A 20-week, assessor blinded, parallel-group randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted at the University of Newcastle (June-December 2015). Adults were randomized to the intervention (n=42) or wait-list control group (n=42). The theory-based intervention included: Phase 1 (weeks 1-10) integrated group sessions (outdoor physical activity and cognitive mentoring), and the eCoFit smartphone application (app)...
September 5, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886490/interleukin-6-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-il-6-g174c-and-circulating-il-6-levels
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REVIEW
Mohammad Bashashati, Maryam Moradi, Irene Sarosiek
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder which presents with abdominal pain and alterations of the bowel habits. The pathophysiology of IBS is not well-recognized. Low grade inflammation has been suggested as one of the underlying mechanisms of IBS. Variations in the circulating pro-inflammatory interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels and IL-6 gene polymorphisms have been demonstrated in IBS. However, the results of published studies are not consistent, probably due to their small sample sizes...
September 5, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886155/coronary-heart-disease-and-risk-for-cognitive-impairment-or-dementia-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kay Deckers, Syenna H J Schievink, Maria M F Rodriquez, Robert J van Oostenbrugge, Martin P J van Boxtel, Frans R J Verhey, Sebastian Köhler
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Accumulating evidence suggests an association between coronary heart disease and risk for cognitive impairment or dementia, but no study has systematically reviewed this association. Therefore, we summarized the available evidence on the association between coronary heart disease and risk for cognitive impairment or dementia. METHODS: Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, and CINAHL were searched for all publications until 8th January 2016. Articles were included if they fulfilled the inclusion criteria: (1) myocardial infarction, angina pectoris or coronary heart disease (combination of both) as predictor variable; (2) cognition, cognitive impairment or dementia as outcome; (3) population-based study; (4) prospective (≥1 year follow-up), cross-sectional or case-control study design; (5) ≥100 participants; and (6) aged ≥45 years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885943/systematic-review-of-live-tissue-versus-simulation-education-for-prehospital-trauma-providers
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Craig Goolsby, Andrew Branting, Jason Ausman, David Williams, Chelsea Ausman, Jason David, Rhonda Allard
BACKGROUND: Advanced simulation capabilities have provided medical educators novel approaches for learners. Simulation has successfully replaced many aspects of medical education that previously used animal live-tissue training (LTT) for physician education. However, prehospital trauma providers, such as combat medics, currently used LTT to prepare for patient care. This use of LTT has sparked a debate about the optimal educational modality for this unique learner population. At this time, there is no clear evidence-based recommendation available to recommend either LTT or simulation as a superior modality...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885350/usefulness-of-three-dimensional-spherical-index-to-assess-different-types-of-left-ventricular-remodeling-a-meta-analysis
#17
Decai Zeng, Hui Chen, Chun Lan Jiang, Ji Wu
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) remodeling after myocardial injury, volume or pressure overload is characterized by a change in LV shape from an ellipse to more of a sphere. The usefulness of 3-dimensional (3D) sphericity index (SpI) for accurate evaluation of LV remodeling remains uncertain despite extensive research. METHODS: We searched Pubmed, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane databases to identify relevant studies from January 1, 1990 to August 1, 2016...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885321/bone-fracture-risk-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-meta-analysis
#18
A-Li Xue, Su-Ye Wu, Lei Jiang, Ai-Mei Feng, Hai-Fei Guo, Pu Zhao
BACKGROUND: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are predisposed to osteoporotic fracture. The present study aims to determine the association between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and bone fracture risk, and in relation to gender and site-specific fractures. METHODS: Studies related to bone fracture in patients with RA were searched from databases including PubMed, EMBASE, and OVID from inception through April 2016. The quality of the studies was evaluated using the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884293/human-parainfluenza-virus-type-2-polymerase-complex-recognizes-leader-promoters-of-other-species-belonging-to-the-genus-rubulavirus
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Yusuke Matsumoto, Keisuke Ohta, Machiko Nishio
Leader sequence, located at the 3' terminus of paramyxovirus genomes, determines the degree of viral transcription and replication. The essential nucleotides in the leader sequence that influence viral propagation, however, have not been investigated in detail. In the present study, we show that polymerase complex of human parainfluenza virus type 2 (hPIV2) uses a luciferase-encoding hPIV2 mini-genome possessing the leader sequence from other closely related viruses as a template. Furthermore, we demonstrate that although hPIV2 polymerase complex can recognize the leader sequence of hPIV4B, mumps virus (MuV) and PIV5 as well as Newcastle disease virus (NDV), it cannot recognize measles virus, hPIV1, Sendai virus (SeV) or hPIV3...
September 7, 2017: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882772/early-elective-versus-delayed-elective-surgery-in-acute-recurrent-diverticulitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Rao Muhammad Asaf Khan, Shahin Hajibandeh, Shahab Hajibandeh
OBJECTIVES: To investigate outcomes of early versus delayed surgery in patients with acute recurrent diverticulitis. METHODS: We performed a systematic review in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement standards. We conducted a search of electronic information sources, including MEDLINE; EMBASE; CINAHL; the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL); the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry; ClinicalTrials...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
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