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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351760/glycaemic-control-targets-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jeroen Hermanides, Mark P Plummer, Mark Finnis, Adam M Deane, Jonathan P Coles, David K Menon
BACKGROUND: Optimal glycaemic targets in traumatic brain injury (TBI) remain unclear. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing intensive with conventional glycaemic control in TBI requiring admission to an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: We systematically searched MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials to November 2016. Outcomes of interest included ICU and in-hospital mortality, poor neurological outcome, the incidence of hypoglycaemia and infective complications...
January 19, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350565/safety-and-efficacy-of-denosumab-in-osteoporotic-patients-previously-treated-with-other-medications-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Andreas Fontalis, Kenanidis Eustathios, Efthymia Prousali, Potoupnis Michael, Tsiridis Eleftherios
Denosumab is a monoclonal antibody that received approval by the FDA for the treatment of osteoporosis in 2010. Available higher level research evidence concerns the treatment of patients that have not received any anti-osteoporotic medication in the past. Further investigation is warranted, since clinicians often face the challenge of administering the most efficacious drug in patients, pretreated with other medications. Areas Covered: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of denosumab compared to other active anti-osteoporotic agents in patients formerly receiving other treatments...
January 19, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350536/diagnostic-accuracy-of-functional-imaging-and-biochemical-tests-for-patients-presenting-with-chest-pain-to-the-emergency-department-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mario Iannaccone, Sebastiano Gili, Ovidio De Filippo, Salvatore D'Amico, Marco Gagliardi, Maurizio Bertaina, Silvia Mazzilli, Sara Rettegno, Federica Bongiovanni, Paolo Gatti, Fabrizio Ugo, Giacomo G Boccuzzi, Salvatore Colangelo, Silvia Prato, Claudio Moretti, Maurizio D'Amico, Patrizia Noussan, Roberto Garbo, David Hildick-Smith, Fiorenzo Gaita, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ischaemia tests and biomarkers are widely adopted to rule out acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department. Their diagnostic accuracy has yet to be precisely defined. METHODS: Medline, Cochrane Library CENTRAL, EMBASE and Biomed Central were systematically screened (start date 1 September 2016, end date 1 December 2016). Prospective studies (observational or randomised controlled trial) comparing functional/imaging or biochemical tests for patients presenting with chest pain to the emergency department were included...
January 1, 2018: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350249/efficacy-of-phloroglucinol-for-treatment-of-abdominal-pain-a-systematic-review-of-literature-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials-versus-placebo
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Clara Blanchard, Denis Pouchain, Paul Vanderkam, Marie-Christine Perault-Pochat, Rémy Boussageon, Hélène Vaillant-Roussel
AIM: Phloroglucinol is a musculotropic anti-spasmodic drug. It is frequently prescribed in many European countries with a considerable cost for health services. The purpose of this study was to review the existing randomised controlled trials (RCT) comparing the efficacy of phloroglucinol treating abdominal pain versus placebo. METHODS: A literature search was carried out up to May 2017 to select RCT comparing the effect of phloroglucinol versus placebo with intensity of abdominal pain as an endpoint...
January 19, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339846/ankle-arthrodesis-open-versus-arthroscopic-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mallikarjun Honnenahalli Chandrappa, Shahin Hajibandeh, Shahab Hajibandeh
Objectives: Our objective was to perform a systematic review of the literature and conduct a meta-analysis to investigate the outcomes of open versus arthroscopic methods of ankle fusion. Methods: In accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement standards, we performed a systematic review. Electronic databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) were searched to identify randomised and non-randomised studies comparing outcomes of arthroscopic and open ankle arthrodesis...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338487/acupuncture-treatments-for-infantile-colic-a-systematic-review-and-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis-of-blinding-test-validated-randomised-controlled-trials
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Holgeir Skjeie, Trygve Skonnord, Mette Brekke, Atle Klovning, Arne Fetveit, Kajsa Landgren, Inger Kristensson Hallström, Kjetil Gundro Brurberg
OBJECTIVE: Needle acupuncture in small children has gained some acceptance in Western medicine. It is controversial, as infants and toddlers are unable to consent to treatment. We aimed to assess its efficacy for treating infantile colic. DESIGN: A systematic review and a blinding-test validation based on individual patient data from randomised controlled trials. Primary end-points were crying time at mid-treatment, at the end of treatment and at a 1-month follow-up...
January 17, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337665/safety-of-intravenous-tranexamic-acid-in-patients-undergoing-majororthopaedic-surgery-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Massimo Franchini, Carlo Mengoli, Marco Marietta, Giuseppe Marano, Stefania Vaglio, Simonetta Pupella, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci, Giancarlo M Liumbruno
Among the various pharmacological options to decrease peri-operative bleeding, tranexamic acid appears to be one of the most interesting. Several trials have consistently documented the efficacy of this synthetic drug in reducing the risk of blood loss and the need for allogeneic blood transfusion in patients undergoing total hip and knee arthroplasty. The safety of intravenous tranexamic acid in major orthopaedic surgery, particularly regarding the risk of venous thromboembolism, was systematically analysed in this review...
January 2018: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337021/changing-physical-activity-behavior-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Blathin Casey, Susan Coote, Sara Hayes, Stephen Gallagher
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature on behavioural interventions for people with Multiple Sclerosis (pwMS) that aim to change physical activity (PA) behaviour. To explore if these interventions are clinically-effective in improving PA, theory-based and employ established behaviour change techniques (BCTs). DATA SOURCES: A systematic electronic search was conducted on databases EBSCO (including AMED, Biomedical Reference Collection: Expanded, CINHAL, MEDLINE, PsycArticles, PsycInfo), PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science from April 2017 to May 2017...
January 11, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331992/effectiveness-of-interventions-for-reducing-non-occupational-sedentary-behaviour-in-adults-and-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Nipun Shrestha, Jozo Grgic, Glen Wiesner, Alexandra Parker, Hrvoje Podnar, Jason A Bennie, Stuart J H Biddle, Zeljko Pedisic
BACKGROUND: No systematic reviews of the effectiveness of interventions for reducing non-occupational sedentary behaviour are available. Therefore, the aim of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of interventions for reducing non-occupational sedentary behaviour in adults and older adults. METHODS: An electronic search of nine databases was performed. Randomised controlled trials (RCT) and cluster RCTs among adults testing the effectiveness of interventions aimed to reduce non-occupational sedentary behaviour were considered for inclusion...
January 13, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331966/effectiveness-and-safety-of-oral-sedation-in-adult-patients-undergoing-dental-procedures-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Jimmy de Oliveira Araújo, Rogério Heládio Lopes Motta, Cristiane de Cássia Bergamaschi, Caio Chaves Guimarães, Juliana Cama Ramacciato, Natalia Karol de Andrade, Mabel Fernandes Fiqueiró, Luciane Cruz Lopes
INTRODUCTION: The management of anxious patients undergoing dental procedures is still a challenge in clinical practice. Despite a wide variety of drugs for oral sedation in adult patients, there are relatively few systematic reviews that compare the effectiveness and safety of different drugs administered via this route. Thus, this study will evaluate the effectiveness and safety of oral sedation with benzodiazepines and other agents to patients undergoing dental surgical procedures...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331953/efficacy-tolerability-and-acceptability-of-oxycodone-for-cancer-related-pain-in-adults-an-updated-cochrane-systematic-review
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Mia Schmidt-Hansen, Michael I Bennett, Stephanie Arnold, Nathan Bromham, Jennifer S Hilgart
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy, tolerability and acceptability of oxycodone for cancer pain in adults METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, MEDLINE In-Process, Embase, SCI, Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science, BIOSIS, PsycINFO and four trials registries to November 2016. RESULTS: We included 23 randomised controlled trials with 2144 patients analysed for efficacy and 2363 for safety. Meta-analyses showed no significant differences between controlled-release (CR) and immediate-release oxycodone in pain intensity or adverse events but did show significantly better pain relief after treatment with CR morphine compared with CR oxycodone...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331750/phosphoinositide-3-kinase-inhibitors-in-advanced-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jacques Raphael, Danielle Desautels, Kathleen I Pritchard, Ekaterina Petkova, Prakeshkumar S Shah
Phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitors may overcome drug resistance and improve advanced breast cancer (ABC) outcomes. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the efficacy and safety of adding a PI3K inhibitor to the standard of care (SOC) treatment in ABC. The electronic databases Ovid, PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Embase, were searched for relevant randomised trials. Pooled hazard ratios (HRs) for progression-free survival (PFS) and pooled risk ratios (RRs) for objective response rates (ORRs), disease control rates (DCRs) and toxicity were meta-analysed using the Mantel-Haenszel method and generic inverse variance...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330217/a-systematic-review-of-network-meta-analyses-for-pharmacological-treatment-of-common-mental-disorders
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Taryn Williams, Dan J Stein, Jonathan Ipser
QUESTION: Network meta-analyses (NMAs) of treatment efficacy across different pharmacological treatments help inform clinical decision-making, but their methodological quality may vary a lot depending also on the quality of the included primary studies. We therefore conducted a systematic review of NMAs of pharmacological treatment for common mental disorders in order to assess the methodological quality of these NMAs, and to relate study characteristics to the rankings of efficacy and tolerability...
January 12, 2018: Evidence-based Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326185/enhancing-prescribing-of-guideline-recommended-medications-for-ischaemic-heart-diseases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-interventions-targeted-at-healthcare-professionals
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Thang Nguyen, Hoa Q Nguyen, Niken N Widyakusuma, Thao H Nguyen, Tam T Pham, Katja Taxis
OBJECTIVES: Ischaemic heart diseases (IHDs) are a leading cause of death worldwide. Although prescribing according to guidelines improves health outcomes, it remains suboptimal. We determined whether interventions targeted at healthcare professionals are effective to enhance prescribing and health outcomes in patients with IHDs. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed and EMBASE for studies published between 1 January 2000 and 31 August 2017. We included original studies of interventions targeted at healthcare professionals to enhance prescribing guideline-recommended medications for IHDs...
January 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325223/maternal-thyroid-hormone-insufficiency-during-pregnancy-and-risk-of-neurodevelopmental-disorders-in-offspring-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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William Thompson, Ginny Russell, Genevieve Baragwanath, Justin Matthews, Bijay Vaidya, Jo Thompson-Coon
BACKGROUND: In the last two decades, several studies have examined the association between maternal thyroid hormone insufficiency during pregnancy and neurodevelopmental disorders in children and shown conflicting results. AIM: This systematic review aimed to assess the evidence for an association between maternal thyroid hormone insufficiency during pregnancy and neurodevelopmental disorders in children. We also sought to assess whether levothyroxine treatment for maternal thyroid hormone insufficiency improves child neurodevelopment outcomes...
January 11, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324848/platelet-rich-plasma-to-treat-experimentally-induced-skin-wounds-in-animals-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Adolfo Maria Tambella, Anna Rita Attili, Gilles Dupré, Andrea Cantalamessa, Stefano Martin, Vincenzo Cuteri, Sabrina Marcazzan, Massimo Del Fabbro
The objective of the study was to review current literature to determine whether the topical application of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) promotes healing in experimentally-induced full-thickness skin wounds in animals. The hypothesis was that the adjunct of PRP has a positive effect on wound healing. An electronic search was carried out on the following databases: Web of Science, Cochrane Library, PubMed, Research Gate, Cochrane Wounds Group, Veterinary Information Network. No publication date nor language restrictions were applied...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320600/providing-physicians-with-feedback-on-medication-adherence-for-people-with-chronic-diseases-taking-long-term-medication
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REVIEW
Vincent Zaugg, Virginie Korb-Savoldelli, Pierre Durieux, Brigitte Sabatier
BACKGROUND: Poor medication adherence decreases treatment efficacy and worsens clinical outcomes, but average rates of adherence to long-term pharmacological treatments for chronic illnesses are only about 50%. Interventions for improving medication adherence largely focus on patients rather than on physicians; however, the strategies shown to be effective are complex and difficult to implement in clinical practice. There is a need for new care models addressing the problem of medication adherence, integrating this problem into the patient care process...
January 10, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319610/the-effectiveness-of-online-pain-resources-for-health-professionals-a-systematic-review-with-subset-meta-analysis-of-educational-intervention-studies
#18
Christina Liossi DPsych, Alessandro Failo PhD, Daniel E Schoth PhD, Glyn Williams Md, Richard Howard Md
Online educational interventions are increasingly developed for health professionals and students, although graduate and undergraduate medical curricular often contain limited information about how to assess and manage pain. This study reviews the literature on the effectiveness of pain-related online educational resources. Studies were identified via a search of Medline, PsychINFO, Web of Science, CINAHL, PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar and OpenGrey databases. Search terms included three concept blocks: (i) type of intervention - online education, computer-based, e-learning, web-based, and internet-based; (ii) population - pediatrician, physician, nurse, psychologist, medical; (iii) outcome - pain*...
January 9, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319024/what-to-do-when-heller-s-myotomy-fails-pneumatic-dilatation-laparoscopic-remyotomy-or-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Sonia Fernández-Ananín, Arnulfo F Fernández, Carmen Balagué, David Sacoto, Eduardo Maria Targarona
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment of achalasia fails in 10%-20% of patients. The most frequent responsible cause is the performance of an incomplete myotomy at primary surgery. The treatment when the failure happens is not well defined. In this study, we review and evaluate the possible treatments to be carried out when surgical myotomy fails. We define its benefits and results, with the purpose of defining a therapeutic algorithm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The systematic review was performed following the guidelines established by the Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology statement...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315365/miniscrews-failure-rate-in-orthodontics-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Fahad Alharbi, Mohammed Almuzian, David Bearn
Background: Miniscrews in orthodontics have been mainly used for anchorage without patient compliance in orthodontic treatment. The literature has reported changing failure rates. Objective: The aim of this review was to provide a precise estimation of miniscrew failure rate and the possible risk factors of the mechanically-retained miniscrews. Search method: Electronic search in database was undertaken up to July 2017 through the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, MEDLINE, Scopus, and Ovid...
January 5, 2018: European Journal of Orthodontics
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