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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095426/health-outcomes-of-sarcopenia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Charlotte Beaudart, Myriam Zaaria, Françoise Pasleau, Jean-Yves Reginster, Olivier Bruyère
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to perform a systematic review to assess the short-, middle- and long-term consequences of sarcopenia. METHODS: Prospective studies assessing the consequences of sarcopenia were searched across different electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, EBM Reviews, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, EBM Reviews ACP Journal Club, EBM Reviews DARE and AMED). Only studies that used the definition of the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People to diagnose sarcopenia were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076656/combined-inhaled-beta-agonist-and-anticholinergic-agents-for-emergency-management-in-adults-with-asthma
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REVIEW
Scott W Kirkland, Christine Vandenberghe, Britt Voaklander, Taylor Nikel, Sandra Campbell, Brian H Rowe
BACKGROUND: Inhaled short-acting anticholinergics (SAAC) and short-acting beta₂-agonists (SABA) are effective therapies for adult patients with acute asthma who present to the emergency department (ED). It is unclear, however, whether the combination of SAAC and SABA treatment is more effective in reducing hospitalisations compared to treatment with SABA alone. OBJECTIVES: To conduct an up-to-date systematic search and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of combined inhaled therapy (SAAC + SABA agents) vs...
January 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061509/strategies-to-prevent-or-reduce-gender-bias-in-peer-review-of-research-grants-a-rapid-scoping-review
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Andrea C Tricco, Sonia M Thomas, Jesmin Antony, Patricia Rios, Reid Robson, Reena Pattani, Marco Ghassemi, Shannon Sullivan, Inthuja Selvaratnam, Cara Tannenbaum, Sharon E Straus
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature on strategies implemented or identified to prevent or reduce gender bias in peer review of research grants. METHODS: Studies of any type of qualitative or quantitative design examining interventions to reduce or prevent gender bias during the peer review of health-related research grants were included. Electronic databases including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), PsycINFO, Joanna Briggs, the Cochrane Library, Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) Reviews, and the Campbell Library were searched from 2005 to April 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043296/-meta-analysis-on-the-clinical-effects-of-allogenic-acellular-dermal-matrix-treatment-for-diabetic-foot-ulcer
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C L Xue, Z C Hu, Z X Yang, X J Li
Objective: To analyze the clinical effects of allogenic acellular dermal matrix (ADM) treatment for diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) with meta-analysis. Methods: Databases including PubMed, Cochrance Library, Embase, and OVID EBM Reviews were searched using key words " diabetic foot, diabetic ulcer, diabetic wound, acellular dermal matrix, acellular dermal regenerative tissue matrix, acellular regenerative tissue matrix, AlloDerm, SureDerm, KaroDerm, Graftjacket, Hyalomatrix PA, and Hyalograft 3D" , and Chinese Biological Abstracts, Chinese Journals Full-text Database, VIP Database, and Wanfang Database were searched using key words in Chinese version ",,," to obtain the published trials of allogenic ADM treatment for DFU from January 1990 to July 2015, and then meta-analysis was used to analyze the trials...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035123/science-and-pseudoscience-in-medicine-evidence-based-vs-evidence-biased-medicine
#5
Miro Jakovljević, Ljerka Ostojić
The concept of evidence-based medicine (EBM), as the highest standard of health care, came into existence in 1990s to promote a systematic approach to helping clinicians in their practice to be guided by the best available scientific evidence. However, there has been an increasing number of warning reports that in modern research, misrepresented, false and unuseful findings may be the majority or even the vast majority of published research claims In spite of the huge scientific progress, pseudoscience and associated evidence biased medicine represent a serious threat to the concept of the EBM...
December 2016: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030867/medications-that-increase-osmolality-and-compromise-the-safety-of-enteral-feeding-in-preterm-infants
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Suresh Chandran, Mei Chien Chua, Wanyun Lin, Jia Min Wong, Seyed Ehsan Saffari, Victor Samuel Rajadurai
BACKGROUND: Medications added to preterm milk feeds have the potential to raise osmolality, causing feed intolerance and necrotizing enterocolitis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in the osmolality of milk feeds and water with 14 medications and the diluent amounts required to keep the osmolality below the safety threshold of ≤450 mOsm/kg. Changes in the osmolality of milk with medications while on continuous infusion over 2 and 4 h were determined...
December 29, 2016: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028291/contaminated-milk-is-a-common-cause-of-necrotising-enterocolitis-a-hypothesis
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N Y Boo
Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) is the most commonly acquired gastrointestinal disease of neonates, particularly the very preterm (gestation <32 weeks) and/or very low birth weight (<1500g). It is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Despite improvement in neonatal care and increased use of expressed breast milk (EBM), the incidence remains high in many neonatal intensive care units (NICU), and even shows increasing trend in some countries. Numerous studies have pointed to the infective nature of NEC...
December 2016: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993153/hemodynamic-monitoring-in-the-era-of-evidence-based-medicine
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EDITORIAL
Bernd Saugel, Manu L N G Malbrain, Azriel Perel
Hemodynamic instability frequently occurs in critically ill patients. Pathophysiological rationale suggests that hemodynamic monitoring (HM) may identify the presence and causes of hemodynamic instability and therefore may allow targeting therapeutic approaches. However, there is a discrepancy between this pathophysiological rationale to use HM and a paucity of formal evidence (as defined by the strict criteria of evidence-based medicine (EBM)) for its use. In this editorial, we discuss that this paucity of formal evidence that HM can improve patient outcome may be explained by both the shortcomings of the EBM methodology in the field of intensive care medicine and the shortcomings of HM itself...
December 20, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990480/efficacy-of-acute-cellular-rejection-treatment-according-to-banff-score-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-systematic-review
#9
REVIEW
Caroline Lamarche, Jean-Maxime Côté, Lynne Sénécal, Héloïse Cardinal
BACKGROUND: The poor prognosis classically associated with Banff grade 2 acute cell-mediated rejection (CMR) may be due to unrecognized antibody-mediated damage. We thus performed a systematic review of the literature to determine the rate of response to treatment in kidney transplant recipients with pure CMR, stratified by Banff class. METHODS: In addition to a manual search, databases interrogated included Excerpta Medica Database (EMBASE), Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE), Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) databases, Central, PubMed and CINAHL...
December 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987568/-icd-coding-quality-for-outpatient-cancer-diagnoses-in-shi-claims-data
#10
Jonas Czwikla, Dominik Domhoff, Klaus Giersiepen
BACKGROUND: Despite their importance for the morbidity-oriented risk structure compensation scheme, the ICD coding quality for outpatient diagnoses is often criticized. However, the coding quality for outpatient cancer diagnoses remains unclear. In this study, we examined the ICD-10 coding quality for outpatient breast, prostate and colorectal cancer diagnoses in statutory health insurance (SHI) claims data. METHODS: The cohort study comprised 34,756 members of the BARMER GEK statutory health insurance fund diagnosed with breast, prostate or colorectal cancer in 2012 and with no respective diagnosis in the previous 4 quarters...
December 2016: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978917/-comparison-of-surface-characteristics-and-cytocompatibility-of-ti-6al-4v-alloy-fabricated-with-select-laser-melting-and-electron-beam-melting
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B J Zhao, H Wang, R Z Yan, C Wang, R X Li, M Hu
Objective: To evaluate the surface characteristics and cytocompatibility of Ti-6Al-4V alloy fabricated using select laser melting (SLM) and electron beam melting (EBM) technique. Methods: Ti-6Al-4V alloy specimens were fabricated with SLM and EBM. A wrought form of Ti-6Al-4V alloy was used as a control. Its properties were evaluated using component analysis, contact angle test, surface roughness, surface topography, cell ultrastructure, cell attachment and proliferation observation, metal ion precipitation examination...
December 9, 2016: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971238/national-survey-of-drug-information-centers-practice-in-saudi-arabia-evidence-based-medicine-therapeutics-guidelines-system-ebm-tg-at-moh
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Y A Alomi, H Y Almudaiheem, A Alsharari
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November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960108/a-technique-for-evaluating-bone-ingrowth-into-3d-printed-porous-ti6al4v-implants-accurately-using-x-ray-micro-computed-tomography-and-histomorphometry
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Anders Palmquist, Furqan A Shah, Lena Emanuelsson, Omar Omar, Felicia Suska
This paper investigates the application of X-ray micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) to accurately evaluate bone formation within 3D printed, porous Ti6Al4V implants manufactured using Electron Beam Melting (EBM), retrieved after six months of healing in sheep femur and tibia. All samples were scanned twice (i.e., before and after resin embedding), using fast, low-resolution scans (Skyscan 1172; Bruker micro-CT, Kontich, Belgium), and were analysed by 2D and 3D morphometry. The main questions posed were: (i) Can low resolution, fast scans provide morphometric data of bone formed inside (and around) metal implants with a complex, open-pore architecture?, (ii) Can micro-CT be used to accurately quantify both the bone area (BA) and bone-implant contact (BIC)?, (iii) What degree of error is introduced in the quantitative data by varying the threshold values?, and (iv) Does resin embedding influence the accuracy of the analysis? To validate the accuracy of micro-CT measurements, each data set was correlated with a corresponding centrally cut histological section...
November 21, 2016: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942956/building-on-evidence-to-improve-patient-care
#14
REVIEW
Evelien Snauwaert, Johan VandeWalle, Evi V Nagler, Wim Van Biesen
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is gaining importance in the current paediatric healthcare landscape. Improvement of paediatric health status is its major aim. However, for EBM to be successful, all stakeholders involved should understand what EBM really is, why and how EBM should or should not be practiced, and have the necessary skills to distinguish methodologically sound papers from biased opinion papers, and understand how and why guidelines are different from systematic reviews. Improving patient outcome requires attention to high-quality evidence and understanding of the processes of medical decision-making...
December 9, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917222/access-attitudes-and-training-in-information-technologies-and-evidence-based-medicine-among-medical-students-at-university-of-zimbabwe-college-of-health-sciences
#15
Swapnil Parve, Ali Ershadi, Alexandr Karimov, Anne Dougherty, Chiratidzo E Ndhlovu, Midion M Chidzonga, Majid Sadigh
BACKGROUND: The Medical Education Partnership Initiative, has helped to mitigate the digital divide in Africa. The aim of the study was to assess the level of access, attitude, and training concerning meaningful use of electronic resources and EBM among medical students at an African medical school. METHODS: The study involved medical students at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, Harare. The needs assessment tool consisted of a 21-question, paper-based, voluntary and anonymous survey...
September 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912956/further-comments-on-some-core-arguments-from-a-discussion-about-is-traditional-chinese-medicine-really-relevant
#16
Xiao Ye
A discussion on "Is traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) really relevant?" was held in the University College London (UCL) on the afternoon of 31st March, 2015. The author summarized some core viewpoints of the participants and then tried to focus on the opponent's opinions to clear up the arguments by illustrating respects of history, knowledge learning process, evidence based medicine (EBM) and strengths of TCM. This article will propose that the human health is extremely delicate and complicated and that no system of medicine can resolve all the problems of the human body...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907900/insulin-resistance-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-euglycaemic-hyperinsulinaemic-clamp-studies
#17
Samantha Cassar, Marie L Misso, William G Hopkins, Christopher S Shaw, Helena J Teede, Nigel K Stepto
STUDY QUESTION: What is the degree of intrinsic insulin resistance (IR) in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and the relative contribution of BMI to overall IR based on meta-analysis of gold standard insulin clamp studies? SUMMARY ANSWER: We report an inherent reduction (-27%) of insulin sensitivity (IS) in PCOS patients, which was independent of BMI. WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN: PCOS is prevalent, complex and underpinned by IR but controversies surround the degree of intrinsic IR in PCOS, the effect of BMI and the impact of the different diagnostic criteria (NIH versus Rotterdam) in PCOS...
November 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888820/the-cochrane-collaboration-%C3%A2-the-role-in-the-evolution-of-evidence-based-medicine-and-development-of-cooperation-in-poland
#18
Magdalena Koperny, Wiktoria Leśniak, Miłosz Jankowski, Małgorzata Bała
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is an approach to decision making on the basis of the reliable and up to date best evidence. EBM is regarded as the gold standard all over the world. Cochrane Collaboration is one of the institutions, which promote EBM among physicians, policy makers and other health care workers. Cochrane Collaboration is international non-profit organization bringing together people from all over the world, the aim of which is to create and disseminate reliable scientific information. The Cochrane Collaboration develops and publishes systematic reviews on medical and diagnostic procedures...
2016: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884848/are-differences-in-travel-time-or-distance-to-healthcare-for-adults-in-global-north-countries-associated-with-an-impact-on-health-outcomes-a-systematic-review
#19
Charlotte Kelly, Claire Hulme, Tracey Farragher, Graham Clarke
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether there is an association between differences in travel time/travel distance to healthcare services and patients' health outcomes and assimilate the methodologies used to measure this. DESIGN: Systematic Review. We searched MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science, Transport database, HMIC and EBM Reviews for studies up to 7 September 2016. Studies were excluded that included children (including maternity), emergency medical travel or countries classed as being in the global south...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879670/the-protective-effects-of-icariin-against-the-homocysteine-induced-neurotoxicity-in-the-primary-embryonic-cultures-of-rat-cortical-neurons
#20
Xiao-Ang Li, Yuen-Shan Ho, Lei Chen, W L Wendy Hsiao
Icariin, an ingredient in the medicinal herb Epimedium brevicornum Maxim (EbM), has been considered as a potential therapeutic agent for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Hyperhomocysteinaemia is a risk factor for AD and other associated neurological diseases. In this study we aim to investigate whether icariin can reverse homocysteine (Hcy)-induced neurotoxicity in primary embryonic cultures of rat cortical neurons. Our findings demonstrated that icariin might be able restore the cytoskeleton network damaged by Hcy through the modulation of acetyl-α-tubulin, tyrosinated-α-tubulin, and phosphorylation of the tubulin-binding protein Tau...
November 22, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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