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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333357/dietary-patterns-foods-and-nutrients-in-male-fertility-parameters-and-fecundability-a-systematic-review-of-observational-studies
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Albert Salas-Huetos, Mònica Bulló, Jordi Salas-Salvadó
BACKGROUND: Infertility is a global public health issue, affecting 15% of all couples of reproductive age. Male factors, including decreased semen quality, are responsible for ~25% of these cases. The dietary pattern, the components of the diet and nutrients have been studied as possible determinants of sperm function and/or fertility. OBJECTIVE AND RATIONALE: Previous systematic reviews have been made of the few heterogeneous low-quality randomized clinical trials (RCTs) conducted in small samples of participants and investigating the effect of specific nutrients and nutritional supplements on male infertility...
March 10, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328784/direct-xa-inhibitors-in-addition-to-antiplatelet-therapy-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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Pedro A Villablanca, David Holmes, Divyanshu Mohananey, David F Briceno, Ivan J Núñez Gil, Faraj Kargoli, Tanush Gupta, Jorge R Kizer, Anna E Bortnick, Jose Wiley, Mark A Menegus, Robert Pyo, Mario García, Harish Ramakrishna, Farouk Mookadam
OBJECTIVE: We carried out a meta-analysis summarizing the efficacy and safety of direct factor Xa inhibitor (DXI) in patients receiving guideline-based antiplatelet therapy (GBAT) after an acute coronary syndrome. BACKGROUND: Randomized-controlled trials have shown that the addition of a DXI to GBAT after acute coronary syndrome can reduce ischemic events, the trade-off being an increase in major bleeding complications. METHODS: PubMed, Central, Embase, The Cochrane Register, Google Scholar databases, and the scientific session abstracts were searched for eligible randomized trials from 1 January 1990 through 31 December 2016...
March 21, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319804/are-diabetes-guidelines-truly-evidence-based
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REVIEW
Matthew F Bouchonville, Sara Matani, Jason J DuBroff, Robert J DuBroff
The global epidemic of obesity and diabetes underscores the urgency to develop strategies to prevent cardiovascular (CV) disease in this vulnerable population. Clinical guidelines are intended to help the clinician manage these patients, but guidelines are often discordant among professional organizations and not always evidence based. Clinicians must rely upon the best available evidence, and therefore we critically reviewed the evidence behind the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2016 guidelines on the prevention of CV disease in diabetes...
March 7, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319753/the-impact-of-cannabis-and-cannabinoids-for-medical-conditions-on-health-related-quality-of-life-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Matthew Goldenberg, Mark William Reid, Waguih William IsHak, Itai Danovitch
INTRODUCTION: The use of cannabis or cannabinoids to treat medical conditions and/or alleviate symptoms is increasingly common. However, the impact of this use on patient reported outcomes, such as health-related quality of life (HRQoL), remains unclear. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis, employing guidelines from Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA). We categorized studies based on design, targeted disease condition, and type of cannabis or cannabinoid used...
March 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318686/probiotic-supplementation-for-management-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-adults-with-type-ii-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Fatemeh Hendijani, Vajihe Akbari
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The effectiveness of probiotics in control of hypertension and dyslipidemia in diabetic patients remains unclear. Therefore, we systematically reviewed relevant data to elucidate the effects of probiotics on blood pressure and lipid profile of type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS: We searched PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus, The Cochrane Library, ClinicalTrials.gov, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses databases until May 2016. The primary outcomes were systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and triglycerides (TG)...
February 24, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316796/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-dietary-carbohydrate-restriction-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Ole Snorgaard, Grith M Poulsen, Henning K Andersen, Arne Astrup
OBJECTIVE: Nutrition therapy is an integral part of self-management education in patients with type 2 diabetes. Carbohydrates with a low glycemic index are recommended, but the ideal amount of carbohydrate in the diet is unclear. We performed a meta-analysis comparing diets containing low to moderate amounts of carbohydrate (LCD) (energy percentage below 45%) to diets containing high amounts of carbohydrate (HCD) in subjects with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We systematically reviewed Cochrane library databases, EMBASE, and MEDLINE in the period 2004-2014 for guidelines, meta-analyses, and randomized trials assessing the outcomes HbA1c, BMI, weight, LDL cholesterol, quality of life (QoL), and attrition...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299896/is-behavioural-activation-effective-in-the-treatment-of-depression-in-young-people-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Lucy Tindall, Antonina Mikocka-Walus, Dean McMillan, Barry Wright, Catherine Hewitt, Samantha Gascoyne
PURPOSE: Depression is currently the leading cause of illness and disability in young people. Evidence suggests that behavioural activation (BA) is an effective treatment for depression in adults but less research focuses on its application with young people. This review therefore examined whether BA is effective in the treatment of depression in young people. METHODS: A systematic review (International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews reference: CRD42015020453), following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines, was conducted to examine studies that had explored behavioural interventions for young people with depression...
March 16, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297002/use-of-computerized-clinical-decision-support-systems-to-prevent-venous-thromboembolism-in-surgical-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zachary M Borab, Michael A Lanni, Michael G Tecce, Christopher J Pannucci, John P Fischer
Importance: Health care professionals do not adequately stratify risk or provide prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism (VTE) among surgical patients. Computerized clinical decision support systems (CCDSSs) have been implemented to assist clinicians and improve prophylaxis for VTE. Objective: To evaluate the effect of implementing CCDSSs on the ordering of VTE prophylaxis and the rates of VTE. Data Sources: PubMed, MEDLINE via OVID, EMBASE via OVID, Scopus, Cochrane CENTRAL Register of Controlled Trials, and clinicaltrials...
March 15, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296748/efficacy-of-lidocaine-on-preventing-incidence-and-severity-of-pain-associated-with-propofol-using-in-pediatric-patients-a-prisma-compliant-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Bing-Chen Lang, Chun-Song Yang, Ling-Li Zhang, Wen-Sheng Zhang, Yu-Zhi Fu
BACKGROUND: Propofol injection pain was considered as one conundrum during clinical anesthesia. The systematic review about the effect of lidocaine in reducing injection pain among children has not been established. The aim of the study was to systematically evaluate the efficacy and safety of such intervention. METHODS: The literature search was performed from the inception to the May 31, 2016 in PubMed, Ovid EMBASE, and Cochrane database. All randomized controlled trials that using lidocaine for propofol injection pain in children were enrolled...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292300/clinical-outcomes-and-glycaemic-responses-to-different-aerobic-exercise-training-intensities-in-type-ii-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Aimee Grace, Erick Chan, Francesco Giallauria, Petra L Graham, Neil A Smart
AIMS: To establish if aerobic exercise training is associated with beneficial effects on clinical outcomes and glycaemic profile in people with type II diabetes. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted to identify studies through a search of MEDLINE (1985 to Sept 1, 2016, Cochrane Controlled Trials Registry (1966 to Sept 1, 2016), CINAHL, SPORTDiscus and Science Citation Index. The search strategy included a mix of MeSH and free text terms for related key concepts...
March 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289963/use-of-patient-decision-aids-increased-younger-women-s-reluctance-to-begin-screening-mammography-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ilya Ivlev, Erin N Hickman, Marian S McDonagh, Karen B Eden
BACKGROUND: As breast cancer screening guidelines have changed recently, additional investigation is needed to understand changes in women's behavior after using breast cancer screening patient decision aids (BCS-PtDAs) and the potential effect on mammography utilization. This systematic review and meta-analysis sought to evaluate the effect of BCS-PtDAs on changes in women's intentions to undergo screening mammography and whether women deciding to begin or discontinue screening mammography displayed similar changes in screening intentions after using a BCS-PtDA...
March 13, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288483/efficacy-of-treatments-for-infantile-spasms-a-systematic-review
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Ji Min Song, Jongsung Hahn, Se Hee Kim, Min Jung Chang
OBJECTIVES: West syndrome (also known as infantile spasm because of its main seizure type) is a rare form of epilepsy that begins during early infancy. Recent guidelines and reviews on West syndrome recommend the use of adrenocorticotropic hormone steroids, or vigabatrin, as the first-line treatment. However, West syndrome remains to be one of the most challenging epilepsies to treat. Here, we systematically reviewed the current literature obtained during the previous decade. This article provides an overview of the current treatment of infantile spasms...
March 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288272/interventions-to-improve-inhaler-technique-for-people-with-asthma
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REVIEW
Rebecca Normansell, Kayleigh M Kew, Alexander G Mathioudakis
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a common chronic disease worldwide. Inhalers are often prescribed to help control asthma symptoms, improve quality of life and reduce the risk of exacerbations or flare-ups. However, evidence suggests that many people with asthma do not use their inhaler correctly. It is therefore important to evaluate whether interventions aimed specifically at improving technique are effective and safe, and whether use of these interventions translates into improved clinical outcomes...
March 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284499/the-optimal-discontinuation-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-drug-eluting-stents-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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Wei Wang, Jing Liu, Jingxue Fang, Yang Liu, Tong An, Meijuan Zou, Gang Cheng
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend prolonged dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for patients with drug-eluting stents (DES) implantation. Nevertheless, optimal discontinuation of DAPT remains a controversy. We performed a meta-analysis of all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that evaluate optimal discontinuation of DAPT in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with DES. METHODS: We searched electronic databases including PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE and ClinicalTrials...
February 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282010/complications-and-mortality-associated-with-temporary-abdominal-closure-techniques-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Adam Cristaudo, Scott Jennings, Ronny Gunnarsson, Alan DeCosta
Temporary abdominal closure (TAC) techniques are routinely used in the open abdomen. Ideally, they should prevent evisceration, aid in removal of unwanted fluid from the peritoneal cavity, facilitate in achieving safe definitive fascial closure, as well as prevent the development of intra-abdominal complications. TAC techniques used in the open abdomen were compared with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) to identify which was superior. A systematic review was conducted using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis guidelines involving Medline, Excerpta Medica, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and <ext-link ext-link-type="uri" xlink:href="http://Clinicaltrials...
February 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267032/effects-of-methods-used-to-achieve-hemostasis-on-radial-artery-occlusion-following-percutaneous-coronary-procedures-a-systematic-review
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Ritin S Fernandez, Astin Lee
BACKGROUND: Transradial access to percutaneous coronary procedures is becoming the preferred access route, and it is being increasingly used for emergent and elective procedures. However, radial artery occlusion (RAO) continues to remain an adverse occurrence following sheath removal or in the first 24 hours following sheath removal due to the smaller diameter of the artery. OBJECTIVES: The overall objective of this study was to synthesize the best available research evidence related to the effects of methods used to achieve hemostasis on RAO rates after percutaneous coronary procedures...
March 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261785/accuracy-of-intracranial-electrode-placement-for-stereoencephalography-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Vejay N Vakharia, Rachel Sparks, Aidan G O'Keeffe, Roman Rodionov, Anna Miserocchi, Andrew McEvoy, Sebastien Ourselin, John Duncan
OBJECTIVE: Stereoencephalography (SEEG) is a procedure in which electrodes are inserted into the brain to help define the epileptogenic zone. This is performed prior to definitive epilepsy surgery in patients with drug-resistant focal epilepsy when noninvasive data are inconclusive. The main risk of the procedure is hemorrhage, which occurs in 1-2% of patients. This may result from inaccurate electrode placement or a planned electrode damaging a blood vessel that was not detected on the preoperative vascular imaging...
March 6, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252523/perineural-versus-intravenous-dexamethasone-as-an-adjuvant-for-peripheral-nerve-blocks-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Matthew Alan Chong, Nicolas Matthew Berbenetz, Cheng Lin, Sudha Singh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dexamethasone is a useful adjuvant in regional anesthesia that is used to prolong the duration of analgesia for peripheral nerve blocks. Recent randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have demonstrated conflicting results as to whether perineural versus intravenous (IV) administration is superior in this regard, and the perineural use of dexamethasone remains off-label. Therefore, we sought to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs. METHODS: In accordance with PRISMA guidelines, we performed a random-effects meta-analysis of RCTs comparing perineural versus IV dexamethasone with duration of analgesia as the primary outcome...
March 1, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248823/risk-of-silicone-oil-as-vitreous-tamponade-in-pars-plana-vitrectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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XiaoXiao Feng, Cheng Li, Qishan Zheng, XiaoBin G Qian, WanWen Shao, YuJie Li, Wei Li, Lu Yin, Yang Wang, QianYing Gao
PURPOSE: The authors examined the differences between silicone oil and other vitreous tamponades or placebo in performing pars plana vitrectomy. METHODS: This review and meta-analysis was conducted in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines. Seven databases and the reference lists of the retrieved randomized controlled trial articles were searched to identify eligible studies. The primary outcomes were the rate of redetachment after endotamponade removal, the rate of reoperation, and poor visual acuity...
February 28, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244768/underfeeding-versus-full-enteral-feeding-in-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Oellen Stuani Franzosi, Anize Delfino von Frankenberg, Sergio Henrique Loss, Diego Silva Leite Nunes, Silvia Regina Rios Vieira
INTRODUCTION: Although guidelines emphasize that the provision of enteral nutrition (EN) should be as close as the patient's needs, prospective studies question this strategy. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of two EN strategies (underfeeding versus full-feeding) on ICU and overall mortality (hospital mortality or 60-day mortality) and length of stay (LOS), duration of mechanical ventilation (MV), infectious complications, and gastrointestional tolerability in ICU patients...
February 22, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
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