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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941361/hepatitis-c-virus-testing-for-case-identification-in-persons-born-during-1945-1965-results-from-three-randomized-controlled-trials
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Anthony K Yartel, David B Rein, Kimberly Ann Brown, Katherine Krauskopf, Omar I Massoud, Cynthia Jordan, Natalie Kil, Alex D Federman, David R Nerenz, Joanne E Brady, Danielle L Kruger, Bryce D Smith
CDC and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend one-time hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing for persons born during 1945-1965 (birth cohort). However, few studies estimate the effect of birth cohort (BC) testing implementation on HCV diagnoses in primary care settings. We aimed to determine the probability of identifying HCV infections in primary care using targeted BC testing compared with usual care at three academic medical centers. From December 2012 to March 2014, each center compared one of three distinct interventions to usual care using an independently-designed randomized controlled trial...
September 23, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938794/association-between-plant-based-diets-and-plasma-lipids-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yoko Yokoyama, Susan M Levin, Neal D Barnard
Context: Although a recent meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials showed that adoption of a vegetarian diet reduces plasma lipids, the association between vegetarian diets and long-term effects on plasma lipids has not been subjected to meta-analysis. Objective: The aim was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies and clinical trials that have examined associations between plant-based diets and plasma lipids. Data Sources: MEDLINE, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched for articles published in English until June 2015...
September 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938744/an-improved-ivm-method-for-cumulus-oocyte-complexes-from-small-follicles-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-patients-enhances-oocyte-competence-and-embryo-yield
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F Sánchez, F Lolicato, S Romero, M De Vos, H Van Ranst, G Verheyen, E Anckaert, J E J Smitz
STUDY QUESTION: Are meiotic and developmental competence of human oocytes from small (2-8 mm) antral follicles improved by applying an optimized IVM method involving a prematuration step in presence of C-Type Natriuretic Peptide (CNP) followed by a maturation step in presence of FSH and Amphiregulin (AREG)? SUMMARY ANSWER: A strategy involving prematuration culture (PMC) in the presence of CNP followed by IVM using FSH + AREG increases oocyte maturation potential leading to a higher availability of Day 3 embryos and good-quality blastocysts for single embryo transfer...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938740/selective-outcome-reporting-and-sponsorship-in-randomized-controlled-trials-in-ivf-and-icsi
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M Braakhekke, I Scholten, F Mol, J Limpens, B W Mol, F van der Veen
STUDY QUESTION: Are randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on IVF and ICSI subject to selective outcome reporting and is this related to sponsorship? SUMMARY ANSWER: There are inconsistencies, independent from sponsorship, in the reporting of primary outcome measures in the majority of IVF and ICSI trials, indicating selective outcome reporting. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: RCTs are subject to bias at various levels. Of these biases, selective outcome reporting is particularly relevant to IVF and ICSI trials since there is a wide variety of outcome measures to choose from...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938710/hormone-therapy-use-and-risk-of-chronic-disease-in-the-nurses-health-study-a-comparative-analysis-with-the-women-s-health-initiative
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Shilpa N Bhupathiraju, Francine Grodstein, Bernard A Rosner, Meir J Stampfer, Frank B Hu, Walter C Willett, JoAnn E Manson
Observational studies and randomized controlled trials of menopausal hormone therapy (HT) and chronic disease risk appear to have divergent results for cardiovascular disease. However, differences may be related to a modifying effect of age, time since menopause, and HT formulation. In the Nurses' Health Study (NHS) (enrolling during 1980-1994 and following participants until 2002), we investigated associations between the use of oral conjugated equine estrogens (CEE) (0.625 mg/day) plus medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) (<10 mg/day) or oral CEE alone and cardiovascular disease, cancer, all-cause mortality, and other major endpoints among postmenopausal women, aged 50-79 years at HT initiation...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938692/effectiveness-and-safety-of-pd-1-pd-l1-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-solid-tumors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiaohui Wang, Zhengqiang Bao, Xiaoju Zhang, Fei Li, Tianwen Lai, Chao Cao, Zhihua Chen, Wen Li, Huahao Shen, Songmin Ying
BACKGROUND: PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors have been implicated as potentially effective anti-cancer therapies. Some clinical randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been completed for a variety of PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors to treat various malignancies, and more RCTs are still under way. We carried out this systematic meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors in the treatment of solid tumors. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, clinical trial registers, conference reports, and related reviews...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938672/comparing-the-clinical-efficacy-of-abiraterone-acetate-enzalutamide-and-orteronel-in-patients-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-by-performing-a-network-meta-analysis-of-eight-randomized-controlled-trials
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Minyong Kang, Chang Wook Jeong, Cheol Kwak, Ja Hyeon Ku, Hyeon Hoe Kim
Various novel androgen receptor (AR) targeting drugs have been developed recently and have shown beneficial effects on survival in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). However, no consensus has been reached regarding which of these agents provides the most favorable oncological outcomes. Here, we aimed to compare the efficacy of novel AR-targeted agents by performing a network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). We included eight RCTs for men with mCRPC treated with one of the AR targeting agents: abiraterone acetate, enzalutamide, or orteronel...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938661/efficacy-and-safety-of-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-a-meta-analysis-of-published-randomized-studies
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Gengchun Liu, Zhongyi Dong, Baqun Huang, Yuelong Liu, Yan Tang, Qing Li, Yihui Zhu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) technology has theoretical advantages in comparison with traditional adjuvant radiation therapy (whole-breast irradiation; WBI) after breast-conserving surgery. However, published randomized controlled trials have shown inconsistent outcomes. Therefore, a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness and safety of APBI technology is needed. RESULTS: A total of 7 studies of 7452 patients were included in this analysis...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938446/vitamin-d-and-testosterone-in-healthy-men-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Elisabeth Lerchbaum, Stefan Pilz, Christian Trummer, Verena Schwetz, Oliver Pachernegg, Annemieke C Heijboer, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch
Context: Available evidence shows an association of vitamin D with androgen levels in men. However, results from preliminary randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are conflicting. Objective: To evaluate whether vitamin D supplementation increases total testosterone (TT) levels in healthy men. Design: The Graz Vitamin D&TT-RCT is a single-center, double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial conducted between December 2012 and January 2017...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938365/why-the-p-value-alone-is-not-enough-the-need-for-confidence-intervals-in-plastic-surgery-research
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Osama A Samargandi, Mona Al-Taha, Kit Moran, Sarah Al Youha, Michael Bezuhly
BACKGROUND: The p-value is one of the most utilized descriptors in statistical analysis; however, when reported in isolation, it does not convey the effect size of a treatment. The reporting of confidence intervals (CIs) is an essential adjunct to determine the clinical value of treatment, as it permits an assessment of the effect size. The authors assessed the reporting of CIs in clinical trials within the plastic surgery literature. METHODS: The seven highest impact plastic surgery journals were screened using MEDLINE for clinical trials in the years 2006, 2009, 2012, and 2015...
September 15, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938326/progress-on-botulinum-toxin-type-a-induced-pain-relief-in-the-field-of-plastics
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Xiaona Lu, Guocheng Chen, Pengjie Ren, Yan Yang, Fei Fan
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively evaluate the effectiveness of Botulinum Toxin Type A (BTX-A) injections relieve pain in the field of plastic surgery and postoperative rehabilitation, and discuss the analgesic mechanism of BTX- A in plastics and related research progress. METHODS: From appearance to September 1, 2016, PUBMED, EMBASE, and Web of Science were searched, using the key words related to "Botulinum Toxin Type A" and "Pain." Furtherly, nonplastic surgery-related literature was excluded by manual screening...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938283/effect-of-tranexamic-acid-on-transfusion-a-randomized-clinical-trial-in-acetabular-fracture-surgery
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William D Lack, Brett D Crist, Rachel B Seymour, William Harvin, Madhav A Karunakar
OBJECTIVES: Given the increasing evidence that minimizing blood loss and limiting allogeneic transfusion can improve patient outcome, we are performing a randomized controlled trial of the use of tranexamic acid (TXA) during acetabular fracture surgery. DESIGN: Prospective, multicenter, and randomized. SETTING: Two level I trauma centers. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-eight patients underwent randomization, with 42 assigned to the TXA group and 46 assigned to the placebo group...
October 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938035/guided-bone-regeneration-with-collagen-membranes-and-particulate-graft-materials-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Bastian Wessing, Stefan Lettner, Werner Zechner
PURPOSE: The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate different methods for guided bone regeneration using collagen membranes and particulate grafting materials in implant dentistry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic database search and hand search were performed for all relevant articles dealing with guided bone regeneration in implant dentistry published between 1980 and 2014. Only randomized clinical trials and prospective controlled studies were included...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937912/postpartum-contraceptive-use-and-rapid-repeat-pregnancy-among-women-who-use-substances
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Amy M Loree, Aileen Gariepy, Jennifer Prah Ruger, Kimberly A Yonkers
BACKGROUND: Postpartum contraception is especially important for women who use alcohol and other substances, given the risk of possible rapid repeat pregnancy and prenatal substance exposure. However, little is known about postpartum contraceptive use among women with substance use histories. OBJECTIVE: To characterize postpartum contraceptive initiation, 24-month continuation, and rapid repeat pregnancy among women who used substances during pregnancy. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of 161 pregnant women who enrolled in a randomized clinical trial to treat substance use in pregnancy and completed at least one follow-up assessment...
September 22, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937886/effectiveness-of-biology-based-methods-for-inhibiting-orthodontic-tooth-movement-a-systematic-review
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M Cadenas de Llano-Pérula, R M Yañez-Vico, E Solano-Reina, J C Palma-Fernandez, A Iglesias-Linares
INTRODUCTION: Several experimental studies in the literature have tested different biology-based methods for inhibiting or decreasing orthodontic tooth movement (OTM) in humans. This systematic review investigated the effects of these interventions on the rate of tooth movement. STUDY DESIGN: Electronic [MedLine; SCOPUS; Cochrane Library; OpenGrey;Web of Science] and manual searches were conducted up to January 26th, 2016 in order to identify publications of clinical trials that compared the decreasing or inhibiting effects of different biology-based methods over OTM in humans...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937862/the-effect-of-preoperative-oral-carbohydrate-on-breastfeeding-after-cesarean-section-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Razieh Khalooei Fard, Zohre Tabassi, Mostafa Qorbani, Saeed Hosseini
Delay in the initiation of breastfeeding is one of the problems of cesarean section. Its causes are insulin resistance, pain, anxiety, stress, thirst, hunger, and so on. Preoperative oral carbohydrate (OCH) reduces postoperative insulin resistance and improves postoperative recovery. The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of preoperative oral carbohydrate on breastfeeding after cesarean section. In this double-blind randomized clinical trial, 91 pregnant women who underwent elective cesarean section were randomly assigned to preoperative OCH (Nutricia Preop; n = 45) or control group (water flavored with lemon; n = 46)...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937828/the-effects-of-systemic-alfuzosin-and-tamsulosin-hydrochloride-on-choroidal-thickness-and-pupil-diameter-sizes-in-cases-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Mustafa Dogan, Bunyamin Kutluksaman, Ibrahim Keles, Mustafa Karalar, Ahmet Omer Halat
PURPOSE: To compare the effects of alfuzosin hydrochloride and tamsulosin hydrochloride on choroidal thickness (CT) and pupil diameter (PD) sizes in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Sixty-three men patients with newly diagnosis of benign prostatic hyperplasia were randomly assigned to either alfuzosin hydrochloride or to tamsulosin hydrochloride groups in this prospective, randomized, parallel-group clinical trial. Enhanced depth imaging spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, pupillography were obtained at baseline, 1st and 3rd month, and choroidal thicknesses and pupil diameter sizes were compared between the two groups...
September 22, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937706/durability-of-therapeutic-response-with-long-term-aripiprazole-lauroxil-treatment-following-successful-resolution-of-an-acute-episode-of-schizophrenia
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Joseph P McEvoy, Robert Risinger, Serhiy Mykhnyak, Yangchun Du, Chih-Chin Liu, Arielle D Stanford, Peter J Weiden
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate durability of therapeutic effect of long-term treatment with aripiprazole lauroxil in patients with schizophrenia following successful treatment of an acute psychotic episode. METHODS: This post hoc analysis assessed long-term outcomes for a subgroup of patients who entered a 52-week extension study after being successfully stabilized with one of 2 doses of aripiprazole lauroxil (441 or 882 mg) in a pivotal 12-week, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937334/optimal-threshold-estimator-of-a-prognostic-marker-by-maximizing-a-time-dependent-expected-utility-function-for-a-patient-centered-stratified-medicine
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Etienne Dantan, Yohann Foucher, Marine Lorent, Magali Giral, Philippe Tessier
Defining thresholds of prognostic markers is essential for stratified medicine. Such thresholds are mostly estimated from purely statistical measures regardless of patient preferences potentially leading to unacceptable medical decisions. Quality-Adjusted Life-Years are a widely used preferences-based measure of health outcomes. We develop a time-dependent Quality-Adjusted Life-Years-based expected utility function for censored data that should be maximized to estimate an optimal threshold. We performed a simulation study to compare estimated thresholds when using the proposed expected utility approach and purely statistical estimators...
October 20, 2016: Statistical Methods in Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937272/effects-of-movement-music-therapy-with-a-percussion-instrument-on-physical-and-frontal-lobe-function-in-older-adults-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nobuko Shimizu, Tomohiro Umemura, Masahiro Matsunaga, Takayoshi Hirai
OBJECTIVES: We tested the hypothesis that performing a rhythmic physical task accompanied by a cognitive task, such as multitask movement music therapy (MMT) involving repetitive rhythmic movement with a musical instrument (the Naruko clapper), may improve pre-frontal cortex (PFC) function and cognitive performance. METHOD: Forty-five older adult participants with MCI (74.62 ± 5.05 years) participated in this randomized, controlled, single-blind intervention trial...
September 22, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
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