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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792756/uterine-or-paracervical-lidocaine-application-for-pain-control-during-intrauterine-contraceptive-device-insertion-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Faustino R Perez-Lopez, Samuel J Martinez-Dominguez, Gonzalo R Perez-Roncero, Adrian V Hernandez
OBJECTIVE: Systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the effects of uterine or paracervical lidocaine application on pain control during IUD insertion. METHODS: PubMed and five other electronic research databases were searched through 15 November 2017 for RCTs comparing lidocaine treatment vs. a control (placebo or no-intervention) to prevent pain during IUD insertion. Searched terms included 'IUD insertion', 'lidocaine' and 'randomised controlled trial'. RCTs evaluating lidocaine treatment before IUD insertion without restriction of language, age and IUD type...
May 24, 2018: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788164/what-is-the-optimal-systemic-treatment-of-men-with-metastatic-hormone-naive-prostate-cancer-a-stopcap-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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C L Vale, D J Fisher, I R White, J R Carpenter, S Burdett, N W Clarke, K Fizazi, G Gravis, N D James, M D Mason, M K B Parmar, L H Rydzewska, C J Sweeney, M R Spears, M R Sydes, J F Tierney
Background: Our prior Systemic Treatment Options for Cancer of the Prostate systematic reviews showed improved survival for men with metastatic hormone-naive prostate cancer when abiraterone acetate plus prednisolone/prednisone (AAP) or docetaxel (Doc), but not zoledronic acid (ZA), were added to androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT). Trial evidence also suggests a benefit of combining celecoxib (Cel) with ZA and ADT. To establish the optimal treatments, a network meta-analysis (NMA) was carried out based on aggregate data (AD) from all available studies...
May 1, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788041/do-older-and-younger-patients-derive-similar-survival-benefits-from-novel-oncology-drugs-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Vanessa S Arciero, Sierra Cheng, Robert Mason, Erica McDonald, Ronak Saluja, Kelvin K W Chan
Background: older patients are commonly believed to derive less benefit from cancer drugs, even if they fulfil clinical trial eligibility [Talarico et al. (2004, J Clin Oncol, 22(22):4626-31)]. We aim to examine if novel oncology drugs provide differential age-based treatment outcomes for patients on clinical trials. Methods: a systematic review of randomised control trials (RCTs) cited for clinical efficacy evidence in novel oncology drug approvals by the Food and Drug Administration, European Medicines Agency and Health Canada between 2006 and 2017 was conducted...
May 19, 2018: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783064/aerobic-resistance-or-combined-training-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-exercise-to-reduce-cardiovascular-risk-in-adults-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Michael A Wewege, Jeanette M Thom, Kerry-Anne Rye, Belinda J Parmenter
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Exercise is beneficial to individuals with metabolic syndrome (MetS). An understudied group, who represent the majority of the MetS population, are individuals who have not developed diabetes. This review examined aerobic, resistance and combined (aerobic + resistance) exercise for cardiovascular risk factors in MetS without diabetes. METHODS: Eight electronic databases were searched up to September 2017 for randomised controlled trials >4 weeks in duration that compared an exercise intervention to the non-exercise control in MetS without diabetes...
May 3, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781564/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-reduce-the-time-to-recovery-of-gut-function-after-elective-colorectal-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tony Ge Milne, Rebekah Jaung, Gregory O'Grady, Ian P Bissett
BACKGROUND: Postoperative ileus causes significant patient morbidity after abdominal surgery. Some evidence suggests non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may reduce time to gut recovery, but there has not been a meta-analysis to assess their efficacy. AIM: To determine the benefit of NSAIDs in patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery on recovery of post-operative gut function by systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL and reference lists were searched with no date or language restrictions...
May 21, 2018: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779445/early-or-late-cranioplasty-following-decompressive-craniotomy-for-traumatic-brain-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Feng Zheng, Hao Xu, Niklas von Spreckelsen, Pantelis Stavrinou, Marco Timmer, Roland Goldbrunner, Fang Cao, Qishan Ran, Gang Li, Ruiming Fan, Qiang Zhang, Wei Chen, Shengtao Yao, Boris Krischek
Objective To evaluate the effectiveness of early (<3 months) cranioplasty (CP) and late CP (>3 months) on post-operative complications in patients receiving decompressive craniotomy (DC) for traumatic brain injury (TBI). Methods The Cochrane Library, PubMed and EMBASE databases were systematically searched for studies published prior to May 21, 2017. A meta-analysis examined post-operative overall complication rates, infection rates, subdural fluid collection and operating times according to early and late CP...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778737/cancer-immunotherapy-efficacy-and-patients-sex-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Fabio Conforti, Laura Pala, Vincenzo Bagnardi, Tommaso De Pas, Marco Martinetti, Giuseppe Viale, Richard D Gelber, Aron Goldhirsch
BACKGROUND: Despite the acknowledged sex-related dimorphism in immune system response, little is known about the effect of patients' sex on the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors as cancer treatments. We did a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the heterogeneity of immune checkpoint inhibitor efficacy between men and women. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, and Scopus, from database inception to Nov 30, 2017, for randomised controlled trials of immune checkpoint inhibitors (inhibitors of PD-1, CTLA-4, or both) that had available hazard ratios (HRs) for death according to patients' sex...
May 16, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776950/clinical-effects-and-safety-of-electroacupuncture-for-the-treatment-of-post-stroke-depression-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Xue-Bin Li, Jie Wang, An-Ding Xu, Jian-Min Huang, Lan-Qing Meng, Rui-Ya Huang, Jing Xu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to assess the efficacy/effectiveness and safety of electroacupuncture (EA) in the treatment of post-stroke depression (PSD). METHODS: A comprehensive literature search in the Pubmed, Embase, CENTRAL, ISI Web of Science, CNKI and Wanfang databases was conducted, and all relevant randomised controlled trials (RCTs) were screened for eligibility by two independent reviewers. The Cochrane Collaboration's tool and Jadad score were used to assess the risk of bias of included studies, and only RCTs scoring ≥3 were included in a meta-analysis...
May 18, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776919/behaviour-modification-interventions-to-optimise-red-blood-cell-transfusion-practices-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lesley J J Soril, Thomas W Noseworthy, Laura E Dowsett, Katherine Memedovich, Hannah M Holitzki, Diane L Lorenzetti, Henry Thomas Stelfox, David A Zygun, Fiona M Clement
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of behaviour modification interventions to promote restrictive red blood cell (RBC) transfusion practices. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, INTERVENTIONS: Seven electronic databases were searched to January 2018. Published randomised controlled trials (RCTs) or non-randomised studies examining an intervention to modify healthcare providers' RBC transfusion practice in any healthcare setting were included...
May 18, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775878/repositioning-of-diabetes-treatments-for-depressive-symptoms-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-clinical-trials
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Calum D Moulton, Christopher W P Hopkins, Khalida Ismail, Daniel Stahl
Depression is a common comorbidity in diabetes but conventional antidepressant treatments do not consistently improve outcomes. We tested whether established diabetes treatments can also improve depressive symptoms and examined biological correlates of response. We performed a multi-database systematic search of all clinical trials, which measured the effect of licensed diabetes treatments on depressive symptoms using a validated questionnaire. Results of randomised controlled trials (RCT's) were pooled for meta-analysis...
May 7, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773704/effect-of-dietary-omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-on-frailty-related-phenotypes-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-protocol
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Joanne Stocks, Ana M Valdes
INTRODUCTION: The beneficial effect of dietary omega-3 supplementation in younger adults or older people with acute or chronic disease is established. Knowledge is now needed about the effect in medically stable older people. The objective of this study is to examine and assess the evidence for a role of dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) supplementation in older adults on (1) muscle mass and muscle strength, (2) inflammatory biomarkers and (3) physical activity. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A systematic review and data synthesis will be conducted of randomised controlled trials in older people not recruited for any given disease diagnosis...
May 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766335/ticagrelor-versus-clopidogrel-as-part-of-dual-or-triple-antithrombotic-therapy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ioannis Andreou, Alexandros Briasoulis, Christos Pappas, Ignatios Ikonomidis, Dimitrios Alexopoulos
PURPOSE: Clopidogrel is the standard P2Y12 receptor inhibitor used in patients requiring both antiplatelet therapy and oral anticoagulation (OAC). We investigated the safety and efficacy of ticagrelor as an alternative to clopidogrel in patients on OAC. METHODS: A systematic electronic literature search was performed in MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library for randomised controlled studies that examined the relative safety and efficacy of clopidogrel versus ticagrelor among patients requiring therapy with antiplatelet agents plus OAC...
May 15, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765922/effect-of-herbal-medicine-on-vaginal-epithelial-cells-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yousef Rahmani, Khadijeh Chaleh Chaleh, Afshar Shahmohammadi, Shahla Safari
Objectives: The present meta-analysis aimed to assess the effect of the herbal medicine on the vaginal epithelial cells (VECs) among the menopausal subjects. Methods: The literature related to VECs exposed to various herbal medicines in menopausal women were searched on three databases, MEDLINE (1966-August 2017), Scopus (1990-August 2017) and Cochrane Library (Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials; 2014). Results: Totally, the meta-analysis was conducted on 11 randomised controlled trials...
April 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764874/resuming-anticoagulants-after-anticoagulation-associated-intracranial-haemorrhage-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zien Zhou, Jie Yu, Cheryl Carcel, Candice Delcourt, Jiehui Shan, Richard I Lindley, Bruce Neal, Craig S Anderson, Maree L Hackett
OBJECTIVE: To determine the adverse outcomes following resumption of anticoagulation in patients with anticoagulation-associated intracranial haemorrhage (ICH). DESIGN: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis in this clinical population. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systemic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement was followed, and two authors independently assessed eligibility of all retrieved studies and extracted data. DATA SOURCES: Medline, Embase and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, from inception to February 2017...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763711/efficacy-and-acceptability-of-non-invasive-brain-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-adult-unipolar-and-bipolar-depression-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-sham-controlled-trials
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Julian Mutz, Daniel R Edgcumbe, Andre R BrunoniMD, Cynthia H Y FuMD
We examined the efficacy and acceptability of non-invasive brain stimulation in adult unipolar and bipolar depression. Randomised sham-controlled trials of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and theta-burst stimulation (TBS), without co-initiation of another treatment, were included. We analysed effects on response, remission, all-cause discontinuation rates and continuous depression severity measures. Fifty-six studies met our criteria for inclusion (N  = 3,058, mean age = 44...
May 12, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758999/movement-disorders-associated-with-antipsychotic-medication-in-people-with-schizophrenia-an-overview-of-cochrane-reviews-and-meta-analysis
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Davide Martino, Vikram Karnik, Sydney Osland, Thomas R E Barnes, Tamara M Pringsheim
Movement disorders associated with antipsychotic medications are relatively common, stigmatising, and potentially disabling. Their prevalence in people with psychosis who are prescribed second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) is uncertain, as is their level of recognition by clinicinas. We conducted meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials included in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews on schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like psychoses to estimate the prevalence of new-onset dystonia, akathisia, parkinsonism, and tremor with SGAs (amisulpride, asenapine, aripiprazole, clozapine, olanzapine, paliperidone, quetiapine, risperidone, L-sulpiride, and ziprasidone) approved in Canada and the UK, comparing them with haloperidol and chlorpromazine...
January 1, 2018: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757132/safety-and-efficacy-of-tranexamic-acid-for-prevention-of-obstetric-haemorrhage-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Massimo Franchini, Carlo Mengoli, Mario Cruciani, Valentino Bergamini, Francesca Presti, Giuseppe Marano, Simonetta Pupella, Stefania Vaglio, Francesca Masiello, Eva Veropalumbo, Vanessa Piccinini, Ilaria Pati, Giancarlo M Liumbruno
BACKGROUND: A number of clinical systematic review and meta-analysis have been published on the use of tranexamic in the obstetric setting. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of tranexamic acid in reducing blood loss when given prior to caesarean delivery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Wounds Specialized Register, Cochrane Central, MEDLINE (through PUBMED), Embase, and SCOPUS electronic databases. We also searched clinical trials registries for ongoing and unpublished studies, and checked reference lists to identify additional studies...
April 3, 2018: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756388/semaglutide-for-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Panagiotis Andreadis, Thomas Karagiannis, Konstantinos Malandris, Ioannis Avgerinos, Aris Liakos, Apostolos Manolopoulos, Eleni Bekiari, David R Matthews, Apostolos Tsapas
AIM: To assess the efficacy and safety of semaglutide, a recently approved glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 RA) for type 2 diabetes. METHODS: We searched major electronic databases and grey literature sources for randomised controlled trials comparing semaglutide with placebo or other antidiabetic agents. Primary outcome was change from baseline in HbA1c . Secondary endpoints included change from baseline in body weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and incidence of hypoglycaemia, gastrointestinal adverse effects, pancreatitis and diabetic retinopathy...
May 13, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751368/rapid-systematic-review-shows-that-using-a-high-flow-nasal-cannula-is-inferior-to-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-as-first-line-support-in-preterm-neonates
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REVIEW
Francesca Conte, Luigi Orfeo, Camilla Gizzi, Luca Massenzi, Salvatore Fasola
AIM: We reviewed using a high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) as first-line support for preterm neonates with, or at risk of, respiratory distress. METHODS: This rapid systematic review covered biomedical databases up to June 2017. We included randomised controlled trials (RCTs) published in English. The reference lists of the studies and relevant reviews we included were also screened. We performed the study selection, data extraction, study quality assessment, meta-analysis and quality of evidence assessment following the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation system...
May 11, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750413/a-systematic-review-of-the-efficacy-of-alcohol-interventions-for-incarcerated-people
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Dorothy Newbury-Birch, Jennifer Ferguson, Sarah Landale, Emma L Giles, Grant J McGeechan, Charlotte Gill, Kelly J Stockdale, Aisha Holloway
Aim: The aim of this current study was to systematically review the literature on brief alcohol interventions for incarcerated individuals to ascertain the efficacy or effectiveness in making changes to either consumption of alcohol or other social outcomes. Short summary: Levels of risky drinking and dependency are high amongst incarcerated individuals. Eleven studies from nine articles were included in the systematic review. Six of the studies included brief intervention and three extended interventions...
May 10, 2018: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
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