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Lin Chen, Xingming Ma, Xin Liu, Xiaomeng Cui
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a combination of sorafenib and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Biology Medicine disc (CBMdisc), WanFang Database, for all years up to January 2017. Pooled analyses of overall survival (OS), tumor- free survival, recurrence rates and adverse events were performed...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Ravi K Grandhi, Samuel Lee, Alaa Abd-Elsayed
Background: Some studies have suggested using epidural analgesia after cancer surgery to reduce metastasis. This article examines the relationship between regional anesthesia (RA) and cancer metastasis in an array of cancers. Methods: We conducted a review of the literature using PubMed and included 67,577 patients across 28 studies in a metaanalysis, evaluating the hazard ratios (HRs) of overall survival, recurrence-free survival, and biochemical recurrence-free survival...
2017: Ochsner Journal
Kun-Hao Hong, Jian-Ke Pan, Hui Xie, Da Guo, Wei-Yi Yang, Hai-Tao Su, Shu-Chai Xu, Jun Liu
This is the first meta-analysis to assess the clinical efficiency, safety and potential advantages regarding the use of ABT drains compared with no drainage which is controversial in total knee arthroplasty (TKA).A comprehensive literature search was carried out in March 2015 using the PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases. A metaanalysis was carried out on two retrospective comparative studies (RCSs) and five randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The number of patients receiving homologous blood transfusion was the primary outcome of the meta-analysis; the secondary outcome measure was the mean drop in Hb level in comparison to the mean pre-operative HB level, the range of flexion of the knee joint, and infections of the wound after surgery...
November 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Alba Miele, Andrea Govetto, Carlo Fumagalli, Simone Donati, Ilaria Biagini, Claudio Azzolini, Stanislao Rizzo, Gianni Virgili
PURPOSE: Pars plana vitrectomy has been reported to increase the risk of ocular hypertension and open-angle glaucoma. The authors conducted a systematic review of randomized and nonrandomized studies to compare the incidence of open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension in vitrectomized versus nonvitrectomized eyes. METHODS: A literature search was performed using MEDLINE and EMBASE until August 2016. Data on ocular hypertension and open-angle glaucoma incidence and mean intraocular pressure after at least 1 year were pooled using random-effects metaanalysis models...
April 19, 2017: Retina
Jacob Brink Laursen, Jeppe B Schroll, Kirsten T Macklon, Martin Rudnicki
INTRODUCTION: Endometriomas are present in up to 44% of all women with endometriosis and have a detrimental effect on fertility. However, it is controversial whether endometriomas should be surgically removed before assisted reproduction technology. Our purpose was to evaluate whether surgical stripping of endometriomas in subfertile women improves the chance of a live birth. Secondary outcomes were impact on ovarian reserve and pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis with results reported in accordance to the PRISMA guidelines...
June 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Stephen Kinsey-Trotman, Zumin Shi, Beverley Fosh
This review paper analyzed publications of adjuvant tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitor use following surgery for breast ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Key endpoint analyses were risk of invasive and noninvasive malignancies and new contralateral breast cancers. Metaanalysis of three studies showed a relative risk of 0.69 (95% confidence interval, 0.60-0.79, P<0.05) for breast malignancies with tamoxifen treatment in a mixed radiotherapy treatment/naïve cohort. Subgroup analysis of DCIS populations in multiple studies showed a trend to benefit with aromatase inhibitor treatment...
October 10, 2016: Oncology Reviews
Jochen P Windfuhr
Background: One of the most significant clinical trials, demonstrating the efficacy of tonsillectomy (TE) for recurrent throat infection in severely affected children, was published in 1984. This systematic review was undertaken to compile various indications for TE as suggested in the literature after 1984 and to stratify the papers according to the current concept of evidence-based medicine. Material and methods: A systematic Medline research was performed using the key word of "tonsillectomy" in combination with different filters such as "systematic reviews", "meta-analysis", "English", "German", and "from 1984/01/01 to 2015/05/31"...
2016: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Bernhard Winkler, Paul P Heinisch, Brigitta Gahl, Soheila Aghlmandi, Hans Jörg Jenni, Thierry P Carrel
The pathophysiologic side effects of cardiopulmonary bypass have already been identified. Minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation technologies (MiECT) and off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery (OPCABG) aim to reduce these problems. This meta-analysis provides a comparison of MiECT and OPCABG in randomized and observational studies. A fully probabilistic, Bayesian approach of primary and secondary endpoints was conducted. MiECT does not give inferior results when compared with OPCABG. However, there is a trend to borderline significantly higher blood loss in this group in randomized controlled trials...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
J P Windfuhr
BACKGROUND: One of the most significant clinical trials, demonstrating the efficacy of tonsillectomy (TE) for recurrent throat infection in severely affected children, was published in 1984. This systematic review was undertaken to compile various indications for TE as suggested in the literature after 1984 and to stratify the papers according to the current concept of Evidence-based Medicine. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic Medline research was performed using the key word "tonsillectomy" in combination with different filters such as "systematic reviews", "meta-analysis", "English", "German" and "from 1984/01/01 to 2015/05/31"...
April 2016: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
Emanuel Rosen, Jorge L Alió, H Burkhard Dick, Steven Dell, Stephen Slade
UNLABELLED: We performed a metaanaysis of peer-reviewed studies involving implantation of a multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) in presbyopic patients with cataract or having refractive lens exchange (RLE). Previous reviews have considered the use of multifocal IOLs after cataract surgery but not after RLE, whereas greater insight might be gained from examining the full range of studies. Selected studies were examined to collate outcomes with monocular and binocular uncorrected distance, intermediate, and near visual acuity; spectacle independence; contrast sensitivity; visual symptoms; adverse events; and patient satisfaction...
February 2016: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Xu Chen, Fei Yuan, Lianqun Wu
UNLABELLED: To evaluate the accuracy of intraocular lens (IOL) power calculation methods after laser refractive surgery in myopic eyes, a comprehensive literature search was carried out for retrospective case series studies with data on post-myopic laser surgery IOL power calculations published from January 2000 to May 2014. A metaanalysis of the 9 identified studies was performed using odds ratios in percentage of prediction error within ±0.5 or 1.0 diopter (D) of the target refraction...
January 2016: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Stefanie Avril, Raymond F Muzic, Donna Plecha, Bryan J Traughber, Shaveta Vinayak, Norbert Avril
Changes in tumor metabolic activity have been shown to be an early indicator of treatment effectiveness for breast cancer, mainly in the neoadjuvant setting. The histopathologic response at the completion of chemotherapy has been used as the reference standard for assessment of the accuracy of (18)F-FDG PET in predicting a response during systemic treatment. Although a pathologic complete response (pCR) remains an important positive prognostic factor for an individual patient, a recent metaanalysis could validate pCR as a surrogate marker for patient outcomes only in aggressive breast cancer subtypes...
February 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Line Kessel, Jens Andresen, Ditte Erngaard, Per Flesner, Britta Tendal, Jesper Hjortdal
UNLABELLED: We conducted a systematic review and metaanalysis to provide evidence-based recommendations on the value of early postoperative review. We identified 3 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared patients seen on the first postoperative day with those reviewed at 2 weeks; the 3 studies comprised 886 patients. The risk for postoperative complications was lower when review was deferred 2 weeks because of early transient pressure spikes. There was no difference in the number of unscheduled visits during the first 2 weeks postoperatively or the visual acuity at follow-up...
December 2015: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Liangze Zhang, Shugeng Gao
Atrial fibrillation (AF), which increases morbidity and mortality, is a common occurrence after thoracic surgery and pulmonary resection. Despite several investigations on various prophylactic measures for AF prevention, the studies were not uniform and do not use similar controls making it difficult to arrive at a meaningful conclusion. In the present systematic analysis review, we evaluated the efficacy of different prophylactic approaches to prevent AF after lung surgery in randomized trials reported during 1991-2014...
April 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Eduardo A Osawa, Andrew Rhodes, Giovanni Landoni, Filomena R B G Galas, Julia T Fukushima, Clarice H L Park, Juliano P Almeida, Rosana E Nakamura, Tania M V Strabelli, Brunna Pileggi, Alcino C Leme, Evgeny Fominskiy, Yasser Sakr, Marta Lima, Rafael A Franco, Raquel P C Chan, Marilde A Piccioni, Priscilla Mendes, Suéllen R Menezes, Tatiana Bruno, Fabio A Gaiotto, Luiz A Lisboa, Luiz A O Dallan, Alexandre C Hueb, Pablo M Pomerantzeff, Roberto Kalil Filho, Fabio B Jatene, Jose Otavio Costa Auler Junior, Ludhmila A Hajjar
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of goal-directed therapy on outcomes in high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery. DESIGN: A prospective randomized controlled trial and an updated metaanalysis of randomized trials published from inception up to May 1, 2015. SETTING: Surgical ICU within a tertiary referral university-affiliated teaching hospital. PATIENTS: One hundred twenty-six high-risk patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery or valve repair...
April 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Wei-Guo Zhong, Xin-Yu Ge, Hai Zhu, Xiao Liang, Hong-Xia Gong, Ming Zhong, Xiang Xiao
PURPOSE: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a common complication after gynecological surgeries. This meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of dexmedetomidine on PONV after gynecological surgeries. METHODS: Three main electronic databases including Pub Med, Embase and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were searched by two researchers independently. The metaanalysis was completed using Review Manager...
2015: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Jeanny J A de Groot, Stephanie M C Ament, José M C Maessen, Cornelis H C Dejong, Jos M P Kleijnen, Brigitte F M Slangen
INTRODUCTION: Enhanced recovery pathways have been widely accepted and implemented for different types of surgery. Their overall effect in abdominal gynecologic surgery is still underdetermined. A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to provide an overview of current evidence and to examine their effect on postoperative outcomes in women undergoing open gynecologic surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Searches were conducted using Embase, Medline, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Library up to 27 June 2014...
April 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Jesper Høiberg Erichsen, Adam E Brøndsted, Line Kessel
UNLABELLED: This review looked at the effect of cataract surgery on the regulation of circadian rhythms and compared the effect of blue light-filtering and clear intraocular lenses (IOLs) on circadian rhythms. A systematic review and metaanalysis were performed, and the level of evidence was evaluated based on the principles described in the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation system. A literature search of PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases was performed, as well as a search for unpublished trials at the U...
September 2015: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Zara Cooper, John W Scott, Ronnie A Rosenthal, Susan L Mitchell
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the current literature on mortality and functional outcomes after emergency major abdominal surgery in older adults. DESIGN: Systematic literature search and standardized data collection of primary research publications from January 1994 through December 2013 on mortality or functional outcome in adults aged 65 and older after emergency major abdominal surgery using PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Cochrane, and CINAHL. Bibliographies of relevant reports were also hand-searched to identify all potentially eligible studies...
December 2015: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Holm Thieme, Nadine Morkisch, Christian Rietz, Christian Dohle, Bernhard Borgetto
UNLABELLED: Relatively new evidence suggests that movement representation techniques (ie, therapies that use the observation and/or imagination of normal pain-free movements, such as mirror therapy, motor imagery, or movement and/or action observation) might be effective in reduction of some types of limb pain. To summarize the evidence regarding the efficacy of those techniques, a systematic review with meta-analysis was performed. We searched Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, AMED, PsychINFO, Physiotherapy Evidence Database, and OT-seeker up to August 2014 and hand-searched further relevant resources for randomized controlled trials that studied the efficacy of movement representation techniques in reduction of limb pain...
February 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
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