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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904159/copeptin-as-a-biomarker-for-prediction-of-prognosis-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-attack-a-meta-analysis
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Qian Xu, Yunfan Tian, Hao Peng, Hongmei Li
This meta-analysis aimed to investigate the predictive effect of copeptin as a biomarker for the prognosis of acute ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack. Electronic databases including PubMed, Medline, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane Central were searched for studies assessing the association of copeptin level on admission with prognosis of acute ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack. The Newcastle-Ottawa Quality assessment scale for cohort study was used to evaluate quality. A total of 1976 acute ischemic stroke patients from 6 studies were included, and 59% of patients were male...
December 1, 2016: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864837/risk-factors-for-non-purulent-leg-cellulitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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M Quirke, F Ayoub, A McCabe, F Boland, B Smith, R O'Sullivan, A Wakai
Non-purulent cellulitis is an acute bacterial infection of the dermal and subdermal tissues that is not associated with purulent drainage, discharge or abscess. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis (SRMA) was to identify and appraise all controlled observational studies that have examined risk factors for the development of non-purulent cellulitis of the leg (NPLC). A systematic literature search of electronic databases and grey literature sources was performed in July 2015. The Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS) was used to assess methodological quality of included studies...
November 18, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858842/peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-pro12ala-polymorphism-and-the-risks-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-an-updated-meta-analysis-of-12-studies
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Lihong Wang, Wenting Xu, Xu Wang
BACKGROUND: Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors-λ (PPAR-λ) is a member of nuclear receptor superfamily and acts as a ligand-dependent transcription factor often found in the adrenal gland, the spleen, and adipose tissue. The Pro12Ala polymorphism of PPAR-λ has been associated with the risks of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM); however, association studies have provided conflicting results. The aim of this Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) compliant meta-analysis is to reach a more up-to-date and accurate estimation of the relationship between Pro12Ala genetic polymorphisms and the risks of GDM...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677709/stress-hyperglycaemia-in-critically-ill-patients-and-the-subsequent-risk-of-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid, Palash Kar, Mark E Finnis, Liza K Phillips, Mark P Plummer, Jonathan E Shaw, Michael Horowitz, Adam M Deane
BACKGROUND: Hyperglycaemia occurs frequently in critically ill patients without diabetes. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate whether this 'stress hyperglycaemia' identifies survivors of critical illness at increased risk of subsequently developing diabetes. METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE and Embase databases from their inception to February 2016. We included observational studies evaluating adults admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) who developed stress hyperglycaemia if the researchers reported incident diabetes or prediabetes diagnosed ≥3 months after hospital discharge...
September 27, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27441570/is-angiosome-targeted-angioplasty-effective-for-limb-salvage-and-wound-healing-in-diabetic-foot-a-meta-analysis
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Kum Ju Chae, Jin Yong Shin
PURPOSE: Given that the efficacy of employing angiosome-targeted angioplasty in the treatment of diabetic foot remains controversial, this study was conducted to examine its efficacy. METHODS: We performed a systematic literature review and meta-analysis using core databases, extracting the treatment modality of angiosome-targeted angioplasty as the predictor variable, and limb salvage, wound healing, and revision rate as the outcome variables. We used the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale to assess the study quality, along with the Cochrane Risk of Bias Tool...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27355649/is-butter-back-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-butter-consumption-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-diabetes-and-total-mortality
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Laura Pimpin, Jason H Y Wu, Hila Haskelberg, Liana Del Gobbo, Dariush Mozaffarian
BACKGROUND: Dietary guidelines recommend avoiding foods high in saturated fat. Yet, emerging evidence suggests cardiometabolic benefits of dairy products and dairy fat. Evidence on the role of butter, with high saturated dairy fat content, for total mortality, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes remains unclear. We aimed to systematically review and meta-analyze the association of butter consumption with all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes in general populations...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27247021/hyperuricemia-and-the-prognosis-of-hypertensive-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tianqiang Qin, Xiaoqin Zhou, Ji Wang, Xinyu Wu, Yulin Li, Ling Wang, He Huang, Jing Li
The aim of this study was to assess the prognostic value of hyperuricemia in patients with established hypertension by systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies. MEDLINE, Embase, and the Chinese Biomedical Literature Database were searched through January 2015. Seventeen cohort studies were included and their methodological quality was moderate to high, with Newcastle-Ottawa Scale scores ranging from 6 to 9. Random-effects model meta-analyses showed that in terms of adjusted categorical data, hyperuricemia significantly correlated with cardiovascular diseases in hypertensive patients (hazard ratio [HR], 1...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27080434/a-cohort-of-indigenous-australian-women-and-their-children-through-pregnancy-and-beyond-the-gomeroi-gaaynggal-study
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A M Ashman, C E Collins, L Weatherall, L J Brown, M E Rollo, D Clausen, C C Blackwell, K G Pringle, J Attia, R Smith, E R Lumbers, K M Rae
Indigenous Australians have high rates of chronic diseases, the causes of which are complex and include social and environmental determinants. Early experiences in utero may also predispose to later-life disease development. The Gomeroi gaaynggal study was established to explore intrauterine origins of renal disease, diabetes and growth in order to inform the development of health programmes for Indigenous Australian women and children. Pregnant women are recruited from antenatal clinics in Tamworth, Newcastle and Walgett, New South Wales, Australia, by Indigenous research assistants...
August 2016: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27068777/prospective-association-between-diabetic-retinopathy-and-cardiovascular-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-cohort-studies
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Vivian Yawei Guo, Bing Cao, Xinyin Wu, Jack Jock Wai Lee, Benny Chung-Ying Zee
BACKGROUND: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is linked to increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease. However, the effect size of the association was not consistent. In this study, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of available cohort studies to determine the association between DR and CV disease, and to investigate the factors that influence the association. METHODS: Terms related to DR and CV disease were searched from MEDLINE and EMBASE database...
July 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27048292/clinical-effectiveness-and-safety-of-analog-glargine-in-type-1-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lays P Marra, Vania E Araújo, Thales B C Silva, Leonardo M Diniz, Augusto A Guerra Junior, Francisco A Acurcio, Brian Godman, Juliana Álvares
INTRODUCTION: The use of insulin analogs for the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is widespread; however, the therapeutic benefits still require further evaluation given their higher costs. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of analog insulin glargine compared to recombinant DNA (rDNA) insulin in patients with T1DM in observational studies, building on previous reviews of randomized controlled trials comparing neutral protamine Hagedorn insulin and insulin glargine...
June 2016: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27015529/consequences-of-recipient-obesity-on-postoperative-outcomes-in-a-renal-transplant-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Anshuman Sood, David N Hakim, Nadey S Hakim
OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of obesity is increasing rapidly and globally, yet systemic reviews on this topic are scarce. Our meta-analysis and systemic review aimed to assess how obesity affects 5 postoperative outcomes: biopsy-proven acute rejection, patient death, allograft loss, type 2 diabetes mellitus after transplant, and delayed graft function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated peer-reviewed literature from 22 medical databases. Studies were included if they were conducted in accordance with the Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology criteria, only examined postoperative outcomes in adult patients, only examined the relation between recipient obesity at time of transplant and our 5 postoperative outcomes, and had a minimum score of > 5 stars on the Newcastle-Ottawa scale for nonrandomized studies...
April 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26986114/risk-factors-for-development-and-progression-of-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review-and-exploratory-meta-analysis
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Wan-Chuan Tsai, Hon-Yen Wu, Yu-Sen Peng, Mei-Ju Ko, Ming-Shiou Wu, Kuan-Yu Hung, Kwan-Dun Wu, Tzong-Shinn Chu, Kuo-Liong Chien
The risk factors influencing the natural course of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are complex and heterogeneous, and few systematic reviews to date have focused on this issue. The aim of the study is to identify the risk factors for disease development and progression in each stage of CKD. We conducted electronic literature searches of PubMed, MEDLINE, Scopus, and the Cochrane Library up to October 15, 2012, for observational studies evaluating the risk factors on the development or progression of CKD. Eligible studies should have collected repeated information that could evaluate changes in renal function...
March 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26950713/outcomes-from-pancreatic-transplantation-in-donation-after-cardiac-death-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sara Shahrestani, Angela C Webster, Vincent Wai To Lam, Lawrence Yuen, Brendan Ryan, Henry Claud Capron Pleass, Wayne John Hawthorne
BACKGROUND: Pancreas transplantation remains the gold standard for treatment for type I diabetes providing an insulin-independent, normoglycemic state. Increasingly, donation after cardiac death (DCD) donors are used in view of the organ donor shortage. We aimed to systematically review recipient outcomes from DCD donors and where possible compared these with donor after brain death (DBD) donors. METHODS: We searched the databases MEDLINE via PubMed, EMBASE, and The Cochrane Library from inception to March 2015, for studies reporting the outcome of DCD pancreas transplants...
March 4, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26786323/the-effect-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitor-angiotensin-receptor-blocker-use-on-mortality-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Yuchen Qin, Tao Chen, Qi Chen, Jia Yi Lv, Na Qi, Cheng Wu, Jia He
PURPOSE: There has been much controversy over the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers (ACEIs/ARBs) on patients with renal dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to summarize the evidence regarding the effect of ACEIs/ARBs administration on mortality in patients with nondialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (CKD) by using a meta-analytic approach. METHODS: We searched the PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science databases for studies on the effect of ACEIs/ARBs administration on mortality in patients with nondialysis-dependent CKD published before March 2015...
May 2016: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26781844/dietary-sodium-intake-and-overweight-and-obesity-in-children-and-adults-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Carley A Grimes, Dieuwerke P Bolhuis, Feng J He, Caryl A Nowson
BACKGROUND: Overweight and obesity in children and adults is a major public health concern. Emerging evidence suggests dietary sodium intake may be associated with obesity. This systematic review and meta-analysis will aim to (i) assess the relation between dietary sodium intake and measures of adiposity in children and adults and (ii) examine the relation between sodium intake and sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption, which is a known risk factor for obesity. METHODS/DESIGN: An electronic search will be conducted using Medline Complete, CINAHL, Scopus, Embase and Cochrane central register of controlled trials (CENTRAL)...
January 18, 2016: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26684169/association-between-circulating-adipocytokine-concentrations-and-microvascular-complications-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-controlled-cross-sectional-studies
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Alexander J Rodríguez, Vania dos Santos Nunes, Claudio A Mastronardi, Teresa Neeman, Gilberto J Paz-Filho
BACKGROUND: The adipocytokines leptin and adiponectin have been variously associated with diabetic microvascular complications. No comprehensive clinical data exist examining the association between adipocytokines and the presence of these complications. METHODS: This is a systematic review of cross-sectional studies comparing circulating adipocytokines in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), with and without microvascular complications. Studies were retrieved from MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus and Cochrane databases...
March 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26554798/renal-denervation-a-potential-novel-treatment-for-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Tao Pan, Jin-he Guo, Gao-jun Teng
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a group of metabolic diseases of multiple etiologies. Although great progress has been made, researchers are still working on the pathogenesis of T2DM and how to best use the treatments available. Aside from several novel pharmacological approaches, catheter-based sympathetic renal denervation (RDN) has gained a significant role in resistant hypertension, as well as improvements in glycemic control in T2DM.In this article, we will summarize herein the role sympathetic activation plays in the progression of T2DM and review the recent clinical RDN experience in glucose metabolism...
November 2015: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26526160/efficacy-of-the-type-2-diabetes-prevention-using-lifestyle-education-program-rct
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Elroy J Aguiar, Philip J Morgan, Clare E Collins, Ronald C Plotnikoff, Myles D Young, Robin Callister
INTRODUCTION: Self-administered lifestyle interventions have been suggested as an alternative to face-to-face delivery modes, although their efficacy remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the Type 2 diabetes mellitus Prevention Using LifeStyle Education (PULSE) Program, a self-administered and gender-tailored lifestyle intervention for men at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes mellitus. DESIGN/SETTING: A 6-month, assessor-blinded, parallel-group RCT was conducted at the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2012-2013...
March 2016: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26487581/risk-factors-for-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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E Leoncini, G Carioli, C La Vecchia, S Boccia, G Rindi
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) are rare cancers mainly of lung and digestive tract. Little is known on risk factors. The aim of this work is to define the risk factors for NEN development by extensive review and meta-analysis of published data. METHODS: The search was conducted on Medline, Scopus, and Web of Science following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. The Newcastle-Ottawa scale was used for study quality...
January 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26406317/the-effectiveness-of-interventions-for-non-communicable-diseases-in-humanitarian-crises-a-systematic-review
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Alexander Ruby, Abigail Knight, Pablo Perel, Karl Blanchet, Bayard Roberts
BACKGROUND: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are of increasing concern in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) affected humanitarian crises. Humanitarian agencies and governments are increasingly challenged with how to effectively tackle NCDs. Reviewing the evidence of interventions for NCDs in humanitarian crises can help guide future policies and research by identifying effective interventions and evidence gaps. The aim of this paper is to systematically review evidence on the effectiveness of interventions targeting NCDs during humanitarian crises in LMICs...
2015: PloS One
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