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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811993/posterolateral-fusion-versus-interbody-fusion-for-degenerative-spondylolisthesis-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ryan C Campbell, Ralph J Mobbs, Victor M Lu, Joshua Xu, Prashanth J Rao, Kevin Phan
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. OBJECTIVE: Current surgical management of degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS) involves decompression of the spinal canal followed by fusion with or without interbody. The additional functional and operative benefits derived from interbody inclusion has yet to be thoroughly established with a number of recent studies producing conflicting results. Thus, we aim to compare the functional and operative outcomes after fusion against interbody fusion in the treatment of DS...
August 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810901/immediate-versus-delayed-surgery-for-hip-fractures-in-the-elderly-patients-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Thomas Klestil, Christoph Röder, Christoph Stotter, Birgit Winkler, Stefan Nehrer, Martin Lutz, Irma Klerings, Gernot Wagner, Gerald Gartlehner, Barbara Nussbaumer-Streit
BACKGROUND: Hip fractures are a major public health problem in elderly populations and are accompanied by high-mortality rates. Whether timing of surgery has an impact on morbidity and mortality has been discussed controversially, numerous studies suggest that the delay of surgery can significantly increase the risk of morbidity and mortality; others report that achieving a stable medical condition is more important than early surgery. The goal of our systematic review is to assess the impact of timing of surgery on health outcomes in patients aged 60 years or older with acute hip fracture...
August 15, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810091/preoperative-chest-radiography-in-elective-surgery-review-and-update
#3
Ethan M Young, Joel D Farmer
INTRODUCTION: The preoperative evaluation is designed to identify factors that may predispose a patient to perioperative complications in an effort to ensure patient safety. The use of chest radiography in the preoperative evaluation has progressed from routine testing to a more selective approach based on evidence that routine testing is low yield. However, preoperative chest radiography (POCR) may still be utilized more frequently than necessary as guidelines provide varying recommendations and providers continue to order the test by convention...
February 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809936/benefits-and-safety-of-gabapentinoids-in-chronic-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Harsha Shanthanna, Ian Gilron, Manikandan Rajarathinam, Rizq AlAmri, Sriganesh Kamath, Lehana Thabane, Philip J Devereaux, Mohit Bhandari
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP) is very common, with a lifetime prevalence between 51% and 80%. In majority, it is nonspecific in nature and multifactorial in etiology. Pregabalin (PG) and Gabapentin (GB) are gabapentinoids that have demonstrated benefit in neuropathic pain conditions. Despite no clear rationale, they are increasingly used for nonspecific CLBP. They necessitate prolonged use and are associated with adverse effects and increased cost. Recent guidelines from the National Health Service (NHS), England, expressed concerns on their off-label use, in addition to the risk of misuse...
August 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798875/pancreatogastrostomy-versus-pancreatojejunostomy-an-up-to-date-meta-analysis-of-rcts
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Konstantinos Perivoliotis, Eleni Sioka, Athina Tatsioni, Ioannis Stefanidis, Elias Zintzaras, Dimitrios Zacharoulis
BACKGROUND: A meta-analysis was conducted in order to provide an up-to-date comparison of pancreatogastrostomy (PG) and pancreatojejunostomy (PJ), after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD), in terms of clinically significant postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) and other postoperative complications. METHODS: This meta-analysis was conducted according to the PRISMA guidelines and the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. A systematic literature search in MEDLINE and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Clinical Trials was performed...
2017: International Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780622/outcomes-after-bariatric-surgery-according-to-large-databases-a-systematic-review
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Andrea Balla, Gabriela Batista Rodríguez, Santiago Corradetti, Carmen Balagué, Sonia Fernández-Ananín, Eduard M Targarona
PURPOSE: The rapid development of technological tools to record data allows storage of enormous datasets, often termed "big data". In the USA, three large databases have been developed to store data regarding surgical outcomes: the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP), the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) National Inpatient Sample (NIS) and the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)...
August 5, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776173/intensive-versus-standard-lowering-of-blood-pressure-in-the-acute-phase-of-intracranial-haemorrhage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tiziana Carandini, Viviana Bozzano, Elio Scarpini, Nicola Montano, Monica Solbiati
The optimal target of blood pressure (BP) in the acute phase of intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) is still controversial. Our aim was to evaluate safety and efficacy of intensive BP lowering compared to standard BP treatment in ICH. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of all available randomized controlled trials recruiting patients with elevated BP in acute spontaneous ICH to intensive or standard BP-lowering treatment. Our primary outcomes were 3-month mortality, disability (modified Rankin Scale 3-5) and combined death or disability...
August 3, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769859/adverse-effects-of-antidepressants-for-chronic-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Carina Riediger, Tibor Schuster, Kristian Barlinn, Sarah Maier, Jürgen Weitz, Timo Siepmann
BACKGROUND: Antidepressants are widely used in the treatment of chronic pain. Applied doses are lower than those needed to unfold an antidepressive effect. While efficacy of antidepressants for chronic pain has been reported in large randomized-controlled trials (RCT), there is inconsistent data on adverse effects and tolerability. We aimed at synthesizing data from RCT to explore adverse effect profiles and tolerability of antidepressants for treatment of chronic pain. METHODS: Systematic literature research and meta-analyses were performed regarding side effects and safety of different antidepressants in the treatment of chronic pain according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769100/resistance-training-alone-reduces-systolic-and-diastolic-blood-pressure-in-prehypertensive-and-hypertensive-individuals-meta-analysis
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Evitom Corrêa de Sousa, Odilon Abrahin, Ana Lorena Lima Ferreira, Rejane Pequeno Rodrigues, Erik Artur Cortinhas Alves, Rodolfo Paula Vieira
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of resistance training alone on the systolic and diastolic blood pressure in prehypertensive and hypertensive individuals. Our meta-analysis, followed the guidelines of PRISMA. The search for articles was realized by November 2016 using the following electronic databases: BIREME, PubMed, Cochrane Library, LILACS and SciELO and a search strategy that included the combination of titles of medical affairs and terms of free text to the key concepts: 'hypertension' 'hypertensive', 'prehypertensive', 'resistance training', 'strength training', and 'weight-lifting'...
August 3, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768530/complications-and-health-related-quality-of-life-after-robot-assisted-versus-open-radical-cystectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-four-rcts
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Susanne Vahr Lauridsen, Hanne Tønnesen, Bente Thoft Jensen, Bruno Neuner, Peter Thind, Thordis Thomsen
BACKGROUND: Radical cystectomy is associated with high rates of perioperative morbidity. Robotic-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) is widely used today despite limited evidence for clinical superiority. The aim of this review was to evaluate the effect of RARC compared to open radical cystectomy (ORC) on complications and secondary on length of stay, time back to work and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). METHODS: The databases PubMed, The Cochrane Library, Embase and CINAHL were searched...
August 2, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767578/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-program-reduces-length-of-hospital-stay-and-complications-in-liver-resection-a-prisma-compliant-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yiyang Zhao, Han Qin, Yang Wu, Bo Xiang
BACKGROUND: Many enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) guidelines have already been established in several kinds of surgeries. But due to concerns of the specific complications, it has not yet been considered the standard of care in liver surgery. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to assess the effect of ERAS in patients undergoing liver surgery. METHODS: EMBASE, CNKI, PubMed, and the Cochrane Database were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing ERAS with conventional care in patients undergoing liver surgery...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762511/efficacy-of-distal-perfusion-cannulae-in-preventing-limb-ischemia-during-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yen-Yi Juo, Matthew Skancke, Yas Sanaiha, Aditya Mantha, Juan C Jimenez, Peyman Benharash
To date, no consensus exists regarding indication, technique, or efficacy of distal perfusion cannulae (DPC) in preventing limb ischemia among patients receiving venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO). We aim to examine the available literature and report association between DPC and risk of limb ischemia. PubMed/Medline, Scopus, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Google Scholar, and bibliographies of included studies were searched from database inception until August 2016. Original studies describing the DPC placement technique and incidence of limb ischemia following DPC placement among VA-ECMO patients were included for systematic review...
August 1, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754333/effect-of-allopurinol-and-uric-acid-normalization-on-serum-lipids-hyperuricemic-subjects-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Verônica Moreira Ferreira de Castro, Angelita Cristine de Melo, Vinícius Silva Belo, Valéria Ernestânia Chaves
Although uric acid is not part of any definition of metabolic syndrome, a number of studies have shown strong associations between the concentration of uric acid and metabolic syndrome or its components. The purpose of this systematic review with meta-analysis was to evaluate, using prospective interventional studies, the effects of allopurinol therapy and uric acid normalization on serum concentrations of triacylglycerol, total-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol in hyperuricemic subjects. A systematic search of the PubMed and Scopus databases was performed following the guidelines described in the PRISMA statement...
July 25, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753887/minimally-invasive-surgical-ureterolithotomy-versus-ureteroscopic-lithotripsy-for-large-ureteric-stones-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Panagiotis Kallidonis, Panteleimon Ntasiotis, Thomas Knoll, Kemal Sarica, Athanasios Papatsoris, Bhaskar K Somani, Francesco Greco, Omar M Aboumarzouk, Mario Álvarez-Maestro, Francesco Sanguedolce
CONTEXT: The management of large ureteric stones represents a technical and clinical challenge. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and efficacy of minimally invasive surgical ureterolithotomy (MISU) in comparison with ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URS) for the treatment of large ureteric stones. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines were followed for the conduction of the study, which was registered in the PROSPERO database...
April 26, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753392/cortical-button-versus-cross-pin-femoral-fixation-for-hamstring-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Hai Jiang, Guangzhi Ma, Qi Li, Yanqing Hu, Jian Li, Xin Tang
BACKGROUND: Incidences of graft rupture are associated with postoperative knee laxity after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Reports of postoperative knee laxity after ACL reconstruction using different femoral fixation techniques in several studies are controversial. PURPOSE: To compare, via meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), the clinical outcomes and postoperative knee laxity of autogenous hamstring ACL reconstruction using cortical button versus cross-pin femoral fixation...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752257/what-is-the-best-revascularization-strategy-for-acute-occlusive-arterial-mesenteric-ischemia-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Giancarlo Salsano, Antonio Salsano, Elena Sportelli, Francesco Petrocelli, M'ahmed Dahmane, Giovanni Spinella, Bianca Pane, Simone Mambrini, Domenico Palombo, Francesco Santini
PURPOSE: Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is a life-threatening disease that leads to bowel infarction and death. The optimal management of AMI remains controversial. The present meta-analysis aimed to estimate the prognostic impact of surgical (SG) versus endovascular or hybrid intervention (EV) as the first-line treatment for acute arterial occlusive mesenteric ischemia and to assess whether endovascular strategy was actually effective in reducing bowel resection. METHODS: MEDLINE, Scopus and the Cochrane Library databases were searched...
July 27, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747293/improving-employee-well-being-and-effectiveness-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-web-based-psychological-interventions-delivered-in-the-workplace
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Stephany Carolan, Peter R Harris, Kate Cavanagh
BACKGROUND: Stress, depression, and anxiety among working populations can result in reduced work performance and increased absenteeism. Although there is evidence that these common mental health problems are preventable and treatable in the workplace, uptake of psychological treatments among the working population is low. One way to address this may be the delivery of occupational digital mental health interventions. While there is convincing evidence for delivering digital psychological interventions within a health and community context, there is no systematic review or meta-analysis of these interventions in an occupational setting...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743431/regenerative-endodontic-therapy-in-the-management-of-nonvital-immature-permanent-teeth-a-systematic-review-outcome-evaluation-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Huei Jinn Tong, Sadna Rajan, Nabina Bhujel, Jing Kang, Monty Duggal, Hani Nazzal
INTRODUCTION: Although the protocols in previously published studies appeared to be largely similar, there were inadequate evidence-based guidelines to support a single protocol. Using a meta-analysis, this systematic review aimed to summarize and quantitatively evaluate the outcomes for nonvital immature permanent teeth treated using the regenerative endodontic technique (RET) as well as critically appraise the level and quality of evidence of the existing publications. METHODS: Risk of bias assessment and level of evidence grading were performed on all included studies...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736113/titanium-vs-polyetheretherketone-peek-interbody-fusion-meta-analysis-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Scott Seaman, Panagiotis Kerezoudis, Mohamad Bydon, James C Torner, Patrick W Hitchon
Spinal interbody fusion is a standard and accepted method for spinal fusion. Interbody fusion devices include titanium (Ti) and polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cages with distinct biomechanical properties. Titanium and PEEK cages have been evaluated in the cervical and lumbar spine, with conflicting results in bony fusion and subsidence. Using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, we reviewed the available literature evaluating Ti and PEEK cages to assess subsidence and fusion rates...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729235/improving-adherence-to-web-based-and-mobile-technologies-for-people-with-psychosis-systematic-review-of-new-potential-predictors-of-adherence
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Clare Killikelly, Zhimin He, Clare Reeder, Til Wykes
BACKGROUND: Despite the boom in new technologically based interventions for people with psychosis, recent studies suggest medium to low rates of adherence to these types of interventions. The benefits will be limited if only a minority of service users adhere and engage; if specific predictors of adherence can be identified then technologies can be adapted to increase the service user benefits. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to present a systematic review of rates of adherence, dropout, and approaches to analyzing adherence to newly developed mobile and Web-based interventions for people with psychosis...
July 20, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
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