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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192108/timely-use-of-probiotics-in-hospitalized-adults-prevents-clostridium-difficile-infection-a-systematic-review-with-meta-regression-analysis
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Nicole T Shen, Anna Maw, Lyubov L Tmanova, Alejandro Pino, Kayley Ancy, Carl V Crawford, Matthew S Simon, Arthur T Evans
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Systematic reviews have provided evidence for the efficacy of probiotics in preventing Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), but guidelines do not recommend probiotic use for prevention of CDI. We performed an updated systematic review to help guide clinical practice. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, International Journal of Probiotics and Prebiotics, and The Cochrane Library databases for randomized controlled trials evaluating use of probiotics and CDI in hospitalized adults taking antibiotics...
February 9, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186946/gabapentinoids-for-chronic-low-back-pain-a-protocol-for-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Harsha Shanthanna, Ian Gilron, Lehana Thabane, Philip J Devereaux, Mohit Bhandari, Rizq AlAmri, Manikandan Rajarathinam, Sriganesh Kamath
INTRODUCTION: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a common condition and causes significant pain, distress and disability across the world. It is multifactorial in aetiology and is challenging to manage. Although the underlying mechanism of pain is predominantly non-specific, many argue that there is a substantial neuropathic pain element. Neuropathic pain is more severe, with significant disability. Gabapentinoids, including gabapentin and pregabalin, have proven efficacy in some neuropathic pain conditions...
November 10, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185664/review-of-the-role-of-probiotics-in-gastrointestinal-diseases-in-adults
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Juan José Sebastián Domingo
BACKGROUND: Probiotics may act as biological agents that modify the intestinal microbiota and certain cytokine profiles, which can lead to an improvement in certain gastrointestinal diseases. OBJECTIVES: To conduct a review of the evidence of the role of probiotics in certain gastrointestinal diseases in adults. SEARCH METHODS: Review conducted using appropriate descriptors, filters and limits in the PubMed database (MEDLINE). SELECTION CRITERIA: The MeSH terms used were Probiotics [in the title] AND Gastrointestinal Diseases, with the following limits or filters: Types of study: Systematic Reviews, Meta-Analysis, Guideline, Practice Guideline, Consensus Development Conference (and Consensus Development Conference NIH), Randomized Controlled Trial, Controlled Clinical Trial and Clinical Trial; age: adults (19 or older); language: English and Spanish; in humans, and with at least one abstract...
February 6, 2017: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183444/effects-of-lifestyle-interventions-on-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Christina N Katsagoni, Michael Georgoulis, George V Papatheodoridis, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos, Meropi D Kontogianni
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Although lifestyle modifications remain the cornerstone therapy for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the optimal lifestyle intervention is still controversial. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of exercise and/or dietary interventions, type or intensity of exercise and type of diet, on liver function outcomes (liver enzymes, intrahepatic fat and liver histology), as well as on anthropometric and glucose metabolism parameters in NAFLD patients...
March 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178172/effects-of-combined-oral-sucrose-and-nonnutritive-sucking-nns-on-procedural-pain-of-nicu-newborns-2001-to-2016-a-prisma-compliant-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yi Liu, Xinchun Huang, Biru Luo, Wentao Peng
BACKGROUND: Both oral sucrose (OS) and nonnutritive sucking (NNS) are effective nonpharmacological methods to alleviate procedures pain in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) newborns when they were used alone, but the combined effect of OS+NNS remains controversial. So, we conducted this study to evaluate the efficiency of NNS combined with oral sucrose on pain relief in NICU newborns undergoing painful procedures. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Ovid (Medline), Embase (Medline), Cochrane Central Library, and other resources such as Google Scholar, bibliographies of included literatures for all available articles...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166237/no-benefits-of-statins-for-sudden-cardiac-death-prevention-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-reduced-ejection-fraction-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Muaamar Al-Gobari, Hai-Ha Le, Mor Fall, François Gueyffier, Bernard Burnand
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Statins showed mixed results in heart failure (HF) patients. The benefits in major HF outcomes, including all-cause mortality and sudden cardiac death (SCD), have always been discordant across systematic reviews and meta-analyses. We intended to systematically identify and appraise the available evidence that evaluated the effectiveness of statins in clinical outcomes for HF patients. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: We searched, until April 28, 2016: Medline, Embase, ISI Web of Science and EBM reviews (Cochrane DSR, ACP journal club, DARE, CCTR, CMR, HTA, and NHSEED), checked clinicaltrials...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156215/does-higher-screw-density-improve-radiographic-and-clinical-outcomes-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-systematic-review-and-pooled-analysis
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Ming Luo, Wengang Wang, Mingkui Shen, Xin Luo, Lei Xia
OBJECTIVE The radiographic and clinical outcomes of low-density (LD) versus high-density (HD) screw constructs in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) treated with all-pedicle screw constructs are still controversial. A systematic review and pooled analysis were performed to compare radiographic, perioperative, and quality-of-life (QOL) outcomes and complications in patients with moderate AIS treated with LD or HD screw constructs. METHODS The MEDLINE, Embase, and Web of Science databases were searched for English-language articles addressing LD versus HD screw constructs in AIS patients treated with all-pedicle screw constructs...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150351/effect-of-magnesium-supplementation-on-type-2-diabetes-associated-cardiovascular-risk-factors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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H Verma, R Garg
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disorders remain the leading cause of death in type 2 diabetic patients. In the present study, a systematic review and a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) were conducted aiming to evaluate the effect of magnesium supplementation on type 2 diabetes (T2D) associated cardiovascular risk factors in both diabetic and nondiabetic individuals. METHODS: PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane, Web of Science and Google Scholar databases were searched from inception to 30 June 2016 aiming to identify RCTs evaluating the effect of magnesium supplementation on T2D associated cardiovascular risk factors...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146601/stepping-down-the-dose-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-for-adults-with-asthma
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Iain Crossingham, David Jw Evans, Nathan R Halcovitch, Paul A Marsden
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a condition of the airways affecting more than 300 million adults and children worldwide. National and international guidelines recommend titrating up the dose of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) to gain symptom control at the lowest possible dose because long-term use of higher doses of ICS carries a risk of systemic adverse events. For patients whose asthma symptoms are controlled on moderate or higher doses of ICS, it may be possible to reduce the dose of ICS without compromising symptom control...
February 1, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126299/acute-and-late-adverse-events-associated-with-radical-radiation-therapy-prostate-cancer-treatment-a-systematic-review-of-clinician-and-patient-toxicity-reporting-in-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Patricia Holch, Ann M Henry, Susan Davidson, Alexandra Gilbert, Jacqueline Routledge, Leanne Shearsmith, Kevin Franks, Emma Ingleson, Abigail Albutt, Galina Velikova
PURPOSE: This review aimed to determine the clinician and patient reported outcome (PRO) instruments currently usedin randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of radical radiation therapy for nonmetastatic prostate cancer to report acute and late adverse events (AEs), review the quality of methodology and PRO reporting, and report the prevalence of acute and late AEs. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched between April and August 2014 according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) statement...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124655/role-of-lumbar-drains-in-contemporary-endonasal-skull-base-surgery-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Brian D'Anza, Duc Tien, Janalee K Stokken, Pablo F Recinos, Troy R Woodard, Raj Sindwani
BACKGROUND: Historically, lumbar drains (LD) have played a prominent role in endonasal skull base surgery. Over the past few decades, advancements in techniques have augmented our ability to successfully reconstruct complex skull base defects and often obviates the need for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion. Clarity on the appropriate use of LDs is needed. OBJECTIVE: To examine the literature for the need for LDs in contemporary skull base reconstruction after resection of skull base tumors...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122007/impact-of-stroke-therapy-academic-industry-roundtable-stair-guidelines-on-peri-anesthesia-care-for-rat-models-of-stroke-a-meta-analysis-comparing-the-years-2005-and-2015
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Aurelie Thomas, Johann Detilleux, Paul Flecknell, Charlotte Sandersen
Numerous studies using rats in stroke models have failed to translate into successful clinical trials in humans. The Stroke Therapy Academic Industry Roundtable (STAIR) has produced guidelines on the rodent stroke model for preclinical trials in order to promote the successful translation of animal to human studies. These guidelines also underline the importance of anaesthetic and monitoring techniques. The aim of this literature review is to document whether anaesthesia protocols (i.e., choice of agents, mode of ventilation, physiological support and monitoring) have been amended since the publication of the STAIR guidelines in 2009...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114673/benefits-and-harms-of-intensive-blood-pressure-treatment-in-adults-aged-60-years-or-older-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jessica Weiss, Michele Freeman, Allison Low, Rochelle Fu, Amy Kerfoot, Robin Paynter, Makalapua Motu'apuaka, Karli Kondo, Devan Kansagara
Background: Recent guidelines recommend a systolic blood pressure (SBP) goal of less than 150 mm Hg for adults aged 60 years or older, but the balance of benefits and harms is unclear in light of newer evidence. Purpose: To systematically review the effects of more versus less intensive BP control in older adults. Data Sources: Multiple databases through January 2015 and MEDLINE to September 2016. Study Selection: 21 randomized, controlled trials comparing BP targets or treatment intensity, and 3 observational studies that assessed harms...
January 17, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109628/preoperative-bathing-of-the-surgical-site-with-chlorhexidine-for-infection-prevention-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Lúcia Maciel de Castro Franco, Gláucia Fernandes Cota, Tatiana Saraiva Pinto, Flávia Falci Ercole
BACKGROUND: Preoperative bathing with 4% chlorhexidine is recommended as a measure to prevent surgical site infection (SSI) despite uncertainty regarding the effectiveness of the intervention. This review aimed to assess the effect of bathing with 4% chlorhexidine on the prevention of SSIs in clean surgeries compared with bathing with placebo solution or soap. METHODS: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines for systematic reviews and the Cochrane manual were followed...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102615/comparative-effectiveness-of-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-options-for-the-patient-undergoing-total-hip-and-knee-replacement-a-network-meta-analysis
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A Kapoor, A Ellis, N Shaffer, J Gurwitz, A Chandramohan, J Saulino, A Ishak, T Okubanjo, F Michota, E Hylek, T A Trikalinos
: Essentials Despite trial data, guidelines have not endorsed direct oral Xa inhibitors above other options. We provide profiles of venous thromboembolism and hemorrhage risk for 12 options. Direct oral Xa inhibitors had a favorable profile compared with low-molecular-weight heparin. Other options did not have favorable profiles compared with low-molecular-weight heparin. SUMMARY: Background There are numerous trials and several meta-analyses comparing venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis options after total hip and knee replacement (THR and TKR)...
February 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072794/does-percutaneous-vertebroplasty-or-balloon-kyphoplasty-for-osteoporotic-vertebral-compression-fractures-increase-the-incidence-of-new-vertebral-fractures-a-meta-analysis
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Hui Zhang, Caiyuan Xu, Tongxing Zhang, Zhongyu Gao, Tao Zhang
BACKGROUND: Because of an aging population,osteoporotic vertebral fractures are becoming more frequent.Conservative therapy was considered the gold standard for treating osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) in the past. Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) or balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) as minimally invasive techniques are new treatments that are widely used for painful OVCFs. However, an increase in new vertebral compression fractures at non-treated levels following augmentation is of concern...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068618/the-effectiveness-of-suicide-prevention-delivered-by-gps-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Allison Milner, Katrina Witt, Jane Pirkis, Sarah Hetrick, Jo Robinson, Dianne Currier, Matthew J Spittal, Andrew Page, Gregory L Carter
BACKGROUND: The aim of this review was to assess whether suicide prevention provided in the primary health care setting and delivered by GPs results in fewer suicide deaths, episodes of self-harm, attempts and lower frequency of thoughts about suicide. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis using PRIMSA guidelines. Eligible studies: 1) evaluated an intervention provided by GPs; 2) assessed suicide, self-harm, attempted suicide or suicide ideation as outcomes, and; 3) used a quasi-experimental observational or trial design...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068463/long-term-acute-phase-treatment-with-antidepressants-8-weeks-and-beyond-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-placebo-controlled-trials
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Jonathan Henssler, Mona Kurschus, Jeremy Franklin, Tom Bschor, Christopher Baethge
OBJECTIVE: In clinical practice, acute antidepressant treatment is often applied for several months until remission is achieved. However, data on treatment outcomes beyond 8 weeks are sparse and no systematic review exists to date. This study aims at assessing efficacy and tolerability of antidepressants compared to placebo in acute treatment at and beyond 8 weeks. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, and CENTRAL databases were systematically searched through March 2014 using generic terms for depressive and affective disorders combined with generic terms for individual drugs and placebo...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063922/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-four-drug-fixed-dose-combination-regimen-versus-separate-drugs-for-treatment-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Glaura C Lima, Emilia V Silva, Pérola de O Magalhães, Janeth S Naves
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis, particularly multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. To the best of our knowledge, however, no study to date has assessed the combined use of the four available drugs for tuberculosis treatment, which is an issue of great clinical relevance. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the four-drug fixed-dose combination is safer or more effective than separate drugs for treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis...
December 23, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061505/effectiveness-of-the-23-valent-pneumococcal-polysaccharide-vaccine-ppv23-against-pneumococcal-disease-in-the-elderly-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Gerhard Falkenhorst, Cornelius Remschmidt, Thomas Harder, Eva Hummers-Pradier, Ole Wichmann, Christian Bogdan
BACKGROUND: Routine vaccination of elderly people against pneumococcal diseases is recommended in many countries. National guidelines differ, recommending either the 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23), the 13-valent conjugate vaccine (PCV13) or both. Considering the ongoing debate on the effectiveness of PPV23, we performed a systematic literature review and meta-analysis of the vaccine efficacy/effectiveness (VE) of PPV23 against invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and pneumococcal pneumonia in adults aged ≥60 years living in industrialized countries...
2017: PloS One
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