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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932761/-long-noncoding-rna-malat1-a-potential-novel-prognostic-biomarkers-in-cancers-based-on-meta-analysis
#1
Wei Song, Kai Wang, Runjin Zhang, Shubing Zou
To systematically review the potential value of long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1) as a potential novel prognostic biomarker in cancers.
 Methods: Databases including Cochrane Library, Medline, Embase, PubMed databases were searched for all English studies, which explored the correlation between lncRNA MALAT1 expression and overall survival in tumors. The retrieval time was from inception to August 1, 2015. Two reviewers independently screened literature according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria, extracted data, and assessed methodological quality...
November 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931205/assessment-of-near-visual-acuity-in-0-13-year-olds-with-normal-and-low-vision-a-systematic-review
#2
Bianca Huurneman, F Nienke Boonstra
BACKGROUND: The inclusion for rehabilitation of visually impaired children is partly based on the measurement of near vision, but guidelines for near visual acuity assessment are currently lacking. The twofold purpose of this systematic review was to: (i) provide an overview of the impact of the chart design on near visual acuity measured, and (ii) determine the method of choice for near vision assessments in children of different developmental ages. METHODS: A literature search was conducted by using the following electronic databases: PubMed, Cochrane Library, and EMBASE...
December 8, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930869/efficacy-and-safety-of-premixed-insulin-analogs-in-asian-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review
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Wayne H-H Sheu, Linong Ji, Woo Je Lee, Abdul Jabbar, Jeong Hee Han, Thomas Lew
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: The primary aim of this systematic review was to provide an overview of the efficacy and safety of premixed insulin analogs in Asians, specifically East Asians, with type 2 diabetes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Library, and ClinicalTrials. gov databases were searched from 01 January 1995 to 26 November 2015. Randomized controlled trials involving East Asians with type 2 diabetes treated with any premixed insulin analog were included...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930662/methods-for-developing-evidence-reviews-in-short-periods-of-time-a-scoping-review
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Ahmed M Abou-Setta, Maya Jeyaraman, Abdelhamid Attia, Hesham G Al-Inany, Mauricio Ferri, Mohammed T Ansari, Chantelle M Garritty, Kenneth Bond, Susan L Norris
INTRODUCTION: Rapid reviews (RR), using abbreviated systematic review (SR) methods, are becoming more popular among decision-makers. This World Health Organization commissioned study sought to summarize RR methods, identify differences, and highlight potential biases between RR and SR. METHODS: Review of RR methods (Key Question 1 [KQ1]), meta-epidemiologic studies comparing reliability/ validity of RR and SR methods (KQ2), and their potential associated biases (KQ3)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928936/reconstruction-of-gluteal-deformities-a-systematic-review-and-experience-of-four-cases
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Mathias Tremp, Pietro Giovanni di Summa, Carlo M Oranges, Dirk J Schaefer, Daniel Felix Kalbermatten
BACKGROUND: The reconstruction of gluteal deformities remains a major challenge. The aim of this article is to provide a systematic review of the literature concerned, and to present a case series with representative defects from various zones. METHODS: A review of the literature was performed using PubMed, EMBASE, and The Cochrane Library, in accordance with the PRISMA statement. Quality of evidence was rated according to GRADE. Patients with various buttock deformities were included and, depending on the defect, the reconstructive techniques applied consisted of lipoinjection, local fasciocutaneous flap, or pedicled gracilis muscle flap...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928661/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-osteoporosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sikarin Upala, Veeravich Jaruvongvanich, Karn Wijarnpreecha, Anawin Sanguankeo
Several major risk factors for osteoporosis have been identified. One of these risk factors is chronic inflammation. Several recent studies have supported the association between low bone mineral density (BMD) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which comprises a spectrum of disorders involving liver inflammation. However, conflicting evidence regarding this association has been obtained thus far. We, therefore, conducted a meta-analysis of observational studies to show the association between NAFLD and BMD...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926981/efficacy-of-allergen-immunotherapy-in-reducing-the-likelihood-of-developing-new-allergen-sensitizations-a-systematic-review
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Danilo Di Bona, Antonella Plaia, Maria Stefania Leto-Barone, Simona La Piana, Luigi Macchia, Gabriele Di Lorenzo
BACKGROUND: Guidelines and position papers indicate that allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is the only disease-modifying treatment, including prevention of the onset of new allergen sensitizations. However, this preventive effect was shown by only a few observational studies. Our aim was to systematically review the efficacy of AIT in preventing the onset of new allergen sensitizations. METHODS: Computerized bibliographic searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library (through June 2015) were supplemented with manual searches of reference lists...
December 7, 2016: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926919/plasmodium-falciparum-infection-status-among-children-with-schistosoma-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Abraham Degarege, Dawit Degarege, Emir Veledar, Berhanu Erko, Mathieu Nacher, Consuelo M Beck-Sague, Purnima Madhivanan
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that Schistosoma infection may be associated with Plasmodium falciparum infection or related reduction in haemoglobin level, but the nature of this interaction remains unclear. This systematic review synthesized evidence on the relationship of S. haematobium or S. mansoni infection with the occurrence of P. falciparum malaria, Plasmodium density and related reduction in haemoglobin level among children in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A systematic review in according with PRISMA guidelines was conducted...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926905/sildenafil-in-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-of-maternal-tolerance-and-obstetric-and-perinatal-outcomes
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Liam Dunn, Ristan Greer, Vicki Flenady, Sailesh Kumar
INTRODUCTION: This systematic review evaluates maternal tolerance and obstetric and perinatal outcomes following sildenafil citrate (SC) use in human pregnancy. DATA SOURCES: Scopus, PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Embase, and Google Scholar were searched. Relevant full-text studies including case series and reports in English were included. Publications were excluded if the pregnancy was terminated or if SC was used only at conception. RESULTS: Sixteen studies were included (n = 165)...
December 8, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926892/do-mobile-phone-applications-improve-glycemic-control-hba1c-in-the-self-management-of-diabetes-a-systematic-review-meta-analysis-and-grade-of-14-randomized-trials
#10
REVIEW
Can Hou, Ben Carter, Jonathan Hewitt, Trevor Francisa, Sharon Mayor
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of mobile phone applications (apps) on glycemic control (HbA1c) in the self-management of diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Relevant studies that were published between 1 January 1996 and 1 June 2015 were searched from five databases: Medline, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and Embase. Randomized controlled trials that evaluated diabetes apps were included. We conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis and GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) of the evidence...
November 2016: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926564/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-prophylactic-mesh-during-primary-stoma-formation-to-prevent-parastomal-hernia
#11
Stephen J Chapman, Benjamin Wood, Thomas M Drake, Neville Young, David G Jayne
BACKGROUND: Implantation of mesh at the time of stoma formation may reduce the rate of parastomal hernia. Until recently, the evidence has been limited to only a few small randomized controlled trials. OBJECTIVE: We present an updated systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the effect of mesh prophylaxis on rates of parastomal hernia. We examine ongoing and unpublished trials via online registries and propose recommendations for future research. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were searched up to March 2016 for published randomized controlled trials...
January 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926498/prognostic-value-of-rdw-in-cancers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Linhui Hu, Manman Li, Yangyang Ding, Lianfang Pu, Jun Liu, Jingxin Xie, Michael Cabanero, Jingrong Li, Ru Xiang, Shudao Xiong
Red blood cell distribution width (RDW), a parameter that used to differentiate the type of anemia for several decades, recent studies suggest it was a prognostic factor in various types of cancer patients. However, the prognostic value of RDW in cancer patients remains controversial. Here, we performed a meta-analysis and systematic review to evaluate the prognostic value of RDW in cancer patients. Relevant studies were picked out from the databases of Web of Science, Embase, Pubmed and Cochrane Library. A total of 16 papers with 4267 patients were included in this meta-analysis, and the combined results indicated that elevated RDW was associated with poor over survival (OS) (HR = 1...
December 2, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926481/metformin-therapy-and-risk-of-colorectal-adenomas-and-colorectal-cancer-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Feifei Liu, Lijing Yan, Zhan Wang, Yuanan Lu, Yuanyuan Chu, Xiangyu Li, Yisi Liu, Dongsheng Rui, Shaofa Nie, Hao Xiang
Recent evidence indicates that metformin therapy may be associated with a decreased colorectal adenoma/colorectal cancer risk in type 2 diabetes patients. However, results are not consistent. We therefore performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the association between metformin therapy and risk of colorectal adenomas/colorectal cancer in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. We searched the literature published before Aug 31, 2016 in four databases: PubMed, Embase database, CNKI and VIP Library of Chinese Journal...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925480/evaluation-of-background-parenchymal-enhancement-on-breast-mri-a-systematic-review
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Bianca Bignotti, Alessio Signori, Francesca Valdora, Federica Rossi, Massimo Calabrese, Manuela Durando, Giovanna Mariscotti, Alberto Tagliafico
OBJECTIVES: To perform a systematic review of the methods used for background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) evaluation on breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Studies dealing with BPE assessment on breast MRI were retrieved from major medical libraries independently by four reviewers up to 6 October 2015. The keywords used for database searching are "background parenchymal enhancement', 'parenchymal enhancement', "MRI" and "breast". The studies were included if a qualitative and/or quantitative methods for BPE assessment were described...
December 7, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924643/risk-of-infections-using-anti-tnf-agents-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Silvia Minozzi, Stefanos Bonovas, Theodore Lytras, Valentina Pecoraro, Marien González-Lorenzo, Anan Judina Bastiampillai, Eugenia Maria Gabrielli, Andrea Carlo Lonati, Lorenzo Moja, Michela Cinquini, Valentina Marino, Andrea Matucci, Giuseppe Maria Milano, Giuliano Tocci, Raffaele Scarpa, Delia Goletti, Fabrizio Cantini
Five anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents have received regulatory approval for use in rheumatology: adalimumab, golimumab, infliximab, certolizumab, and etanercept. Apart from their well-documented therapeutic value, it is still uncertain to what extent they are associated with an increased risk of infectious adverse events. Areas covered: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of published randomized studies to determine the effect of anti-TNF drugs on the occurrence of infectious adverse events (serious infections; tuberculosis; opportunistic infections; any infection)...
December 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924055/lifestyle-interventions-to-prevent-cardiovascular-events-after-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-attack-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Inger A Deijle, Sander M Van Schaik, Erwin E H Van Wegen, Henry C Weinstein, Gert Kwakkel, Renske M Van den Berg-Vos
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients with a transient ischemic attack or ischemic stroke have an increased risk of subsequent cardiovascular events. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine whether lifestyle interventions focusing on behaviorally modifiable risk factors with or without an exercise program are effective in terms of (1) preventing recurrent cardiovascular events, (2) reducing mortality, and (3) improving modifiable risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease in patients after a transient ischemic attack or ischemic stroke...
December 6, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923404/combined-femoral-and-sciatic-nerve-block-versus-femoral-and-local-infiltration-anesthesia-for-pain-control-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#17
Jian Li, Xinlian Deng, Tao Jiang
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was to evaluate the effect of combined femoral and sciatic nerve block (SNB) versus femoral and local infiltration anesthesia (LIA) after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: The electronic databases PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science were searched from their inception to 15 June 2016. Articles comparing combined femoral and SNB versus femoral and LIA for pain control were eligible for this meta-analysis...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923397/pharmacological-interventions-for-delirium-in-intensive-care-patients-a-protocol-for-an-overview-of-reviews
#18
Marija Barbateskovic, Laura Krone Larsen, Marie Oxenbøll-Collet, Janus Christian Jakobsen, Anders Perner, Jørn Wetterslev
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of delirium in intensive care unit (ICU) patients is high. Delirium has been associated with morbidity and mortality including more ventilator days, longer ICU stay, increased long-term mortality and cognitive impairment. Thus, the burden of delirium for patients, relatives and societies is considerable. Today, reviews of randomised clinical trials are produced in large scales sometimes making it difficult to get an overview of the available evidence. A preliminary search identified several reviews investigating the effects of pharmacological interventions for the management and prevention of delirium in ICU patients...
December 7, 2016: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923091/association-between-learning-environment-interventions-and-medical-student-well-being-a-systematic-review
#19
Lauren T Wasson, Amberle Cusmano, Laura Meli, Irene Louh, Louise Falzon, Meghan Hampsey, Geoffrey Young, Jonathan Shaffer, Karina W Davidson
Importance: Concerns exist about the current quality of undergraduate medical education and its effect on students' well-being. Objective: To identify best practices for undergraduate medical education learning environment interventions that are associated with improved emotional well-being of students. Data Sources: Learning environment interventions were identified by searching the biomedical electronic databases Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, and ERIC from database inception dates to October 2016...
December 6, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922977/survival-impact-of-ovarian-preservation-on-women-with-early-stage-endometrial-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Haifeng Gu, Jundong Li, Yangkui Gu, Hua Tu, Yun Zhou, Jihong Liu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article was to investigate the survival impact of ovarian preservation in surgically treated patients with early-stage endometrial cancer using a meta-analysis. METHODS: Major online databases, including PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, the Cochrane Library, as well as Grey Literature database, were searched to collect studies on the effects of ovarian preservation compared with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) for surgical treatment in endometrial cancer patients...
December 3, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
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