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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226418/omalizumab-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-idiopathic-urticaria-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Alessandro Tonacci, Lucia Billeci, Giovanni Pioggia, Michele Navarra, Sebastiano Gangemi
Omalizumab is recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody to immunoglobulin E. Guidelines for the treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria (also known as chronic spontaneous urticaria) recommend the use of omalizumab as third-line therapy in addition to high doses of histamine receptor type 1 (H1 ) antihistamines when they are unsuccessful as first- and second-line therapy. We performed a systematic review of the literature to identify studies that evaluated the efficacy of omalizumab for the treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria, both in controlled and real-world settings, to assess its potential role as a preferred therapy...
February 22, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226190/predictors-of-readiness-for-hospital-discharge-after-birth-building-evidence-for-practice
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Gabriella Malagon-Maldonado, Cynthia D Connelly, Ruth A Bush
BACKGROUND: Preparation for hospital discharge after birth became a global concern when hospitals in many developing countries began implementing shorter lengths of stay for uncomplicated deliveries. A mother's perceived readiness for hospital discharge may be influenced by many factors that can ultimately shape postdischarge outcomes. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to explore the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum predictors of discharge readiness, including nursing educational practices that are predictive of postpartum mothers' perceptions of readiness for hospital discharge...
February 22, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226061/nursing-practice-in-home-care-an-integrative-literature-review
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Angélica Mônica Andrade, Kênia Lara Silva, Clarissa Terenzi Seixas, Patrícia Pinto Braga
Objective: analyze scientific production on nursing practice in home care. Method: integrative review employing databases LILACS, BDENF, IBECS, and MEDLINE. Studies in Spanish, English, and Portuguese were included, regardless of publishing date. Results: after analyzing 48 articles, it was found that nursing practice in home care is complex, employing a multitude of actions by using three technologies: soft; soft-hard especially; and hard...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226060/nonpharmacological-interventions-to-improve-quality-of-life-in-heart-failure-an-integrative-review
#4
Daniela Reuter do Amaral, Marina Bertelli Rossi, Camila Takao Lopes, Juliana de Lima Lopes
Objective: to identify articles that assessed the effectiveness or efficacy of nonpharmacological interventions to improve quality of life of people with heart failure in the literature. Method: an integrative literature review was performed in Lilacs, MedLine and SciELO databases, including randomized or nonrandomized clinical trials and quasi-experimental studies published between 2003 and 2014, in Portuguese, English or Spanish. Results: twenty-three studies were included...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226058/health-literacy-for-people-living-with-hiv-aids-an-integrative-review
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Gilmara Holanda da Cunha, Marli Teresinha Gimeniz Galvão, Patrícia Neyva da Costa Pinheiro, Neiva Francenely Cunha Vieira
Objective: to analyze knowledge produced by research about health literacy for adult with HIV/Aids. Method: an integrative literature review, using six databases, was conducted between January and April of 2014. The descriptors aids and Health Literacy were used, in Portuguese, English and Spanish. A total of 130 articles were found and 14 were selected. Three categories were identified: educational technologies and health literacy for HIV/Aids; assessment of health literacy of patients with HIV/Aids; and health literacy and adherence to antiretroviral therapy...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225772/symptomatic-spinal-metastasis-a-systematic-literature-review-of-the-preoperative-prognostic-factors-for-survival-neurological-functional-and-quality-of-life-in-surgically-treated-patients-and-methodological-recommendations-for-prognostic-studies
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Anick Nater, Allan R Martin, Arjun Sahgal, David Choi, Michael G Fehlings
PURPOSE: While several clinical prediction rules (CPRs) of survival exist for patients with symptomatic spinal metastasis (SSM), these have variable prognostic ability and there is no recognized CPR for health related quality of life (HRQoL). We undertook a critical appraisal of the literature to identify key preoperative prognostic factors of clinical outcomes in patients with SSM who were treated surgically. The results of this study could be used to modify existing or develop new CPRs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225743/damage-control-resuscitation-in-patients-with-severe-traumatic-hemorrhage-a-practice-management-guideline-from-the-eastern-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma
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Jeremy W Cannon, Mansoor A Khan, Ali S Raja, Mitchell J Cohen, John J Como, Bryan A Cotton, Joseph J Dubose, Erin E Fox, Kenji Inaba, Carlos J Rodriguez, John B Holcomb, Juan C Duchesne
BACKGROUND: The resuscitation of severely injured bleeding patients has evolved into a multi-modal strategy termed damage control resuscitation (DCR). This guideline evaluates several aspects of DCR including the role of massive transfusion (MT) protocols, the optimal target ratio of plasma (PLAS) and platelets (PLT) to red blood cells (RBC) during DCR, and the role of recombinant activated factor VII (rVIIa) and tranexamic acid (TXA). METHODS: Using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology, a subcommittee of the Practice Management Guidelines (PMG) Section of EAST conducted a systematic review using MEDLINE and EMBASE...
March 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225501/the-effect-of-induction-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-who-received-chemoradiotherapy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hui Luo, Xinshuang Yu, Ning Liang, Jian Xie, Guodong Deng, Qiqi Liu, Jingxin Zhang, Jiandong Zhang, Hong Ge
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and toxicity of induction chemotherapy followed by concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) in patients with locally advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is unclear, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of published papers to quantitatively evaluate the potential benefit of induction chemotherapy. METHODS: Eligible studies of induction chemotherapy and chemoradiotherapy were retrieved through extensive searches of the PubMed, Science Direct, Embase, and Cochrane library databases from 1994 to 2015...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225484/association-between-erbb4-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-and-susceptibility-to-schizophrenia-a-meta-analysis-of-case-control-studies
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Yanguo Feng, Dejun Cheng, Chaofeng Zhang, Yuchun Li, Zhiying Zhang, Juan Wang, Xiao Feng
BACKGROUND: Accumulating studies have reported inconsistent association between ErbB4 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and predisposition to schizophrenia. To better interpret this issue, here we conducted a meta-analysis using published case-control studies. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search of MEDLINE (Pubmed), Embase (Ovid), Web of Science (Thomson-Reuters) to identify relevant references. The association between ErbB4 SNPs and schizophrenia was assessed by odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225466/the-use-of-social-media-in-graduate-medical-education-a-systematic-review
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Madeline Sterling, Peggy Leung, Drew Wright, Tara F Bishop
PURPOSE: Despite the growing presence of social media in graduate medical education (GME), few studies have attempted to characterize their effect on residents and their training. The authors conducted a systematic review of the peer-reviewed literature to understand the effect of social media on resident (1) education, (2) recruitment, and (3) professionalism. METHOD: The authors identified English-language peer-reviewed articles published through November 2015 using Medline, Embase, Cochrane, PubMed, Scopus, and ERIC...
February 21, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225386/acute-myocardial-infarction-and-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Salik Nazir, Niranjan Tachamo, Saroj Lohani, Rittu Hingorani, Dilli R Poudel, Anthony Donato
BACKGROUND: Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is a disorder associated with both arterial and venous thromboembolic disease, including acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Given that management with anticoagulants is critical and differs from usual AMI care, identification of key discriminators of patients with AMI with APS is important. METHODS: We performed an English-language systematic review of the literature of cases and case series of patients with AMI and APS from inception until 20 March 2016, collecting demographics, investigations, and outcomes...
February 20, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225235/-multiple-sclerosis-a-mitochondria-mediated-disease
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Kristin N Varhaug, Christian A Vedeler, Charalampos Tzoulis, Laurence A Bindoff
BACKGROUND Mitochondria play an important role in the pathogenesis of various neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson's disease. Neurodegenerative changes occur early in the course of multiple sclerosis (MS). This article aims to present information on a possible association between mitochondrial dysfunction and multiple sclerosis.MATERIAL AND METHOD The article is based on original and review articles selected following a literature search in PubMed, restricted to articles written in English, and concluded in May 2016...
February 2017: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224714/urethral-sphincter-injection-of-botulinum-toxin-a-a-review-of-its-application-and-outcomes
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Jai Seth, Sophie Rintoul-Hoad, Arun Sahai
The first reported application of Botulinum toxin-A (BTX-A) into the urethral sphincter predates the first documented use in the bladder. The aim of this review is to describe the clinical indications of BTX-A injection into the urethral sphincter and its clinical efficacy. This review of the literature includes the larger more significant published studies that have reported on this use of BTX-A. Case reports and articles not published in English were excluded. There have been many published clinical studies describing the use of BTX-A in the urethral sphincter, four of which are randomized placebo controlled trials...
February 22, 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224661/recurrent-obstructive-fibrinous-tracheal-pseudomembranes-in-a-young-english-bulldog
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E Robin, L V Guieu, K Le Boedec
Endotracheal intubation is a common procedure, rarely associated with life-threatening complications (e.g., tracheal rupture, necrosis, foreign body). A 1.5-year-old English Bulldog was presented for respiratory distress, with increased respiratory efforts and stridor, 2 days after endotracheal intubation. Cervical and thoracic radiographs disclosed a severe narrowing of the tracheal lumen associated with an intraluminal soft-tissue structure at the thoracic inlet. Tracheoscopy confirmed the presence of an obstructive fibrinous tracheal pseudomembrane (OFTP) creating a 1-way valve obstruction...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224630/the-current-status-of-human-laryngeal-transplantation-in-2017-a-state-of-the-field-review
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REVIEW
Giri Krishnan, Charles Du, Jonathan M Fishman, Andrew Foreman, David G Lott, Gregory Farwell, Peter Belafsky, Suren Krishnan, Martin A Birchall
OBJECTIVES: Human laryngeal allotransplantation has long been contemplated as a surgical option following laryngectomy, but there is a paucity of information regarding the indications, surgical procedure, and patient outcomes. Our objectives were to identify all human laryngeal allotransplants that have been undertaken and reported in the English literature and to evaluate the success of the procedure. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, Embase, Current Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Web of Science and Scopus, and the Gray literature...
February 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224397/food-safety-instruction-improves-knowledge-and-behavior-risk-and-protection-factors-for-foodborne-illnesses-in-pregnant-populations
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Patricia Kendall, Robert Scharff, Susan Baker, Jeffrey LeJeune, John Sofos, Lydia Medeiros
Objective This study compared knowledge and food-handling behavior after pathogen-specific (experimental treatment) versus basic food safety instruction (active control) presented during nutrition education classes for low-income English- and Spanish-language pregnant women. Methods Subjects (n = 550) were randomly assigned to treatment groups in two different locations in the United States. Food safety instruction was part of an 8-lesson curriculum. Food safety knowledge and behavior were measured pre/post intervention...
February 21, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224275/the-english-national-screening-programme-for-diabetic-retinopathy-2003-2016
#17
Peter H Scanlon
The aim of the English NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme is to reduce the risk of sight loss amongst people with diabetes by the prompt identification and effective treatment if necessary of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy, at the appropriate stage during the disease process. In order to achieve the delivery of evidence-based, population-based screening programmes, it was recognised that certain key components were required. It is necessary to identify the eligible population in order to deliver the programme to the maximum number of people with diabetes...
February 22, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224257/differential-item-functioning-of-the-patient-reported-outcomes-information-system-promis-%C3%A2-pain-interference-item-bank-by-language-spanish-versus-english
#18
Sylvia H Paz, Karen L Spritzer, Steven P Reise, Ron D Hays
BACKGROUND: About 70% of Latinos, 5 years old or older, in the United States speak Spanish at home. Measurement equivalence of the PROMIS(®) pain interference (PI) item bank by language of administration (English versus Spanish) has not been evaluated. METHODS: A sample of 527 adult Spanish-speaking Latinos completed the Spanish version of the 41-item PROMIS(®) pain interference item bank. We evaluate dimensionality, monotonicity and local independence of the Spanish-language items...
February 21, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223951/speechreading-in-deaf-adults-with-cochlear-implants-evidence-for-perceptual-compensation
#19
Hannah Pimperton, Amelia Ralph-Lewis, Mairéad MacSweeney
Previous research has provided evidence for a speechreading advantage in congenitally deaf adults compared to hearing adults. A 'perceptual compensation' account of this finding proposes that prolonged early onset deafness leads to a greater reliance on visual, as opposed to auditory, information when perceiving speech which in turn results in superior visual speech perception skills in deaf adults. In the current study we tested whether previous demonstrations of a speechreading advantage for profoundly congenitally deaf adults with hearing aids, or no amplificiation, were also apparent in adults with the same deafness profile but who have experienced greater access to the auditory elements of speech via a cochlear implant (CI)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223907/comparative-bioavailability-and-utilization-of-particular-forms-of-b12-supplements-with-potential-to-mitigate-b12-related-genetic-polymorphisms
#20
REVIEW
Cristiana Paul, David M Brady
CONTEXT: Three natural forms of vitamin B12 are commercially available: methylcobalamin (MeCbl), adenosylcobalamin (AdCbl), and hydroxycobalamin (OHCbl), all of which have been shown in clinical studies to improve vitamin B12 status. They are bioidentical to the B12 forms occurring in human physiology and animal foods. In contrast, cyanocobalamin (CNCbl), a synthetic B12 compound used for food fortification and in some supplements, occurs only in trace amounts in human tissues as a result of cyanide intake from smoking or other sources...
February 2017: Integrative Medicine
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