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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644261/is-intravenous-thrombolysis-safe-and-effective-in-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-a-critically-appraised-topic
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Oana M Dumitrascu, Joanne F Shen, Madhavi Kurli, Maria I Aguilar, Lisa A Marks, Bart M Demaerschalk, Dean M Wingerchuk, Cumara B O'Carroll
BACKGROUND: Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is a neurological and ophthalmologic emergency associated with poor visual recovery. There is a dilemma regarding the appropriate treatment, as formal guidelines are lacking. Despite being considered an ocular equivalent of cerebral infarction, the time window of intravenous (IV) thrombolysis administration for maximum efficacy and safety in CRAO remains uncertain. OBJECTIVE: To critically assess the current evidence regarding the safety and effectiveness of IV thrombolysis in the treatment of patients with CRAO...
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640875/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-with-or-without-intravascular-ultrasound-a-meta-analysis
#2
Yicong Ye, Ming Yang, Shuyang Zhang, Yong Zeng
This meta-analysis compared IVUS-guided with angiography-guided PCI to determine the effect of IVUS on the mortality in patients with LM CAD. Current guidelines recommend intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with left main coronary artery disease (LM CAD; Class IIa, level of evidence B). A systematic search of the MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases was conducted to identify randomized or non-randomized studies comparing IVUS-guided PCI with angiography-guided PCI in LM CAD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637742/primary-prevention-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-patients-with-non-ischaemic-cardiomyopathy-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Amr F Barakat, Marwan Saad, Akram Y Elgendy, Amgad Mentias, Ahmed Abuzaid, Ahmed N Mahmoud, Islam Y Elgendy
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) is to evaluate the role of primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in patients with non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy (NICM). SETTING: A meta-analysis of RCTs performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses guidelines. DATA SOURCES: The PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases were searched for relevant articles...
June 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634117/to-assess-the-effects-of-parathyroidectomy-tptx-versus-tptx-at-for-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-in-chronic-renal-failure-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Nian-Cun Qiu, Si-Luo Zha, Miao-E Liu, Zhi-Peng Du, Yi-Fan Wang, Qiang Wang, Qi Chen, Ying Jiang, Cheng-Xiang Shan, Ming Qiu
BACKGROUND: Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) requiring parathyroidectomy (PTX) occurs more commonly in patients with progressive chronic kidney disease and in those on long-term lithium therapy. Successful PTX often results in a dramatic drop of parathyroid hormone level, relieves the patient from clinical symptoms, and reduces mortality. However, there is an ongoing debate on the optimal surgical treatment of SHPT. Currently, no clinical guidelines or trials have definitely answered the question of whether Total Parathyroidectomy (TPTX) is superior or equal to Total Parathyroidectomy with Autotransplantation (TPTX + AT)...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623176/duration-of-dual-anti-platelet-therapy-in-patients-with-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Chirag Bavishi, Vrinda Trivedi, Mandeep Singh, Edward Katz, Franz H Messerli, Sripal Bangalore
BACKGROUND: The recent AHA/ACC guidelines on duration of dual anti-platelet therapy (DAPT) recommend DAPT for 1 year in patients presenting with an acute coronary syndrome, with a Class IIb recommendation for continuation. We aim to assess the evidence for these recommendations using a meta-analytic approach. METHODS: We searched electronic databases for randomized trials comparing short-term (≤6 months) vs 12 months vs extended (>12 months) DAPT in patients with an acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619390/the-effect-of-massage-on-acute-postoperative-pain-in-critically-and-acutely-ill-adults-post-thoracic-surgery-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Madalina Boitor, Céline Gélinas, Melissa Richard-Lalonde, Brett D Thombs
Critical care practice guidelines identify a lack of clear evidence on the effectiveness of massage for pain control. To assess the effect of massage on acute pain in critically and acutely ill adults post-thoracic surgery. Medline, Embase, CINAHL, PsychInfo, Web of Science, Scopus and Cochrane Library databases were searched. Eligible studies were randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the effect of massage compared to attention control/sham massage or standard care alone on acute pain intensity post-thoracic surgery...
June 12, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617801/gastrointestinal-adverse-events-during-methylphenidate-treatment-of-children-and-adolescents-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomised-clinical-trials
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Mathilde Holmskov, Ole Jakob Storebø, Carlos R Moreira-Maia, Erica Ramstad, Frederik Løgstrup Magnusson, Helle B Krogh, Camilla Groth, Donna Gillies, Morris Zwi, Maria Skoog, Christian Gluud, Erik Simonsen
OBJECTIVES: To study in more depth the relationship between type, dose, or duration of methylphenidate offered to children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and their risks of gastrointestinal adverse events based on our Cochrane systematic review. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We use data from our review including 185 randomised clinical trials. Randomised parallel-group trials and cross-over trials reporting gastrointestinal adverse events associated with methylphenidate were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608041/laparoscopic-lavage-in-the-management-of-perforated-diverticulitis-a-contemporary-meta-analysis
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Norman Galbraith, Jane V Carter, Uri Netz, Dongyan Yang, Donald E Fry, Michael McCafferty, Susan Galandiuk
IMPORTANCE: Perforated diverticulitis carries the risk of significant comorbidity and mortality. Although colon resection provides adequate source control, the procedure itself carries morbidity, as well as later stoma reversal procedures. The effectiveness of laparoscopic lavage to treat perforated diverticulitis remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to conduct a meta-analysis to evaluate current studies comparing laparoscopic lavage with colon resection in cases of perforated diverticulitis for the effectiveness in source control, without the need for subsequent interventions, stoma formation, and death...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600931/prospective-memory-deficits-in-patients-with-depression-a-meta-analysis
#9
Fu-Chun Zhou, Yuan-Yuan Wang, Wei Zheng, Qinge Zhang, Gabor S Ungvari, Chee H Ng, Juan Zhang, Yu-Tao Xiang
BACKGROUND: Prospective memory (PM) can be impaired in patients with psychiatric disorders including depression. This meta-analysis systematically examined PM in patients with depression. METHODS: The meta-analysis was conducted according to the guidelines from Strengthening the Reporting of Observational studies in Epidemiology (STROBE). Case-control studies on PM in patients with depression were included. Standardized mean differences (SMDs) and 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated using random effect models...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596449/noninvasive-ventilatory-correction-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Georgios Tsivgoulis, Andrei V Alexandrov, Aristeidis H Katsanos, Kristian Barlinn, Robert Mikulik, Vaia Lambadiari, Anastasios Bonakis, Anne W Alexandrov
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Even though current guidelines suggest that noninvasive ventilatory correction (NIVC) could be considered for acute ischemic stroke patients with obstructive sleep apnea, available evidence is conflicting, with no adequately powered randomized clinical trial being available to date. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of all available literature data evaluating the effect of NIVC on neurological improvement (based on decrease in National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score), vascular events (recurrent stroke, transient ischemic attack, myocardial infarction and unstable angina), and mortality during the follow-up period...
June 8, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593414/safety-and-effectiveness-of-day-surgery-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-is-still-uncertain-meta-analysis-of-eight-randomized-controlled-trials-based-on-grade-approach
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Xiang-Yong Hao, Yan-Fei Shen, Yong-Gang Wei, Fei Liu, Hong-Yu Li, Bo Li
BACKGROUND: Currently, there is no consensus on whether laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) performed as day-surgery is safe and effective and can be considered as the standard for the management of symptomatic gallbladder disease. We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of this intervention based on the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search of several databases from their inception to November 10, 2016 for entries on the mortality, morbidity after discharge, readmission, postoperative morbidity, and patient satisfaction at 1 week of day-surgery LC...
June 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592583/rehabilitation-interventions-to-improve-patient-reported-outcomes-and-physical-fitness-in-survivors-of-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Elke Rammant, Renée Bultijnck, Nora Sundahl, Piet Ost, Nele S Pauwels, Benedicte Deforche, Ronny Pieters, Karel Decaestecker, Valérie Fonteyne
INTRODUCTION: Survivors of muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) experience physical and psychosocial side effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment. These negative side effects have a crucial impact on their health-related quality of life (HRQoL). To date, there is evidence that rehabilitation interventions such as physical activity and psychosocial support have a positive effect on the HRQoL of cancer survivors. Unfortunately, there are no specific guidelines for rehabilitation or survivorship programmes for MIBC survivors...
June 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590326/assisted-hiv-partner-notification-services-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shona Dalal, Cheryl Johnson, Virginia Fonner, Caitlin E Kennedy, Nandi Siegfried, Carmen Figueroa, Rachel Baggaley
OBJECTIVE: Despite the enormous expansion of HIV testing services (HTS), an estimated 40% of people with HIV infection remain undiagnosed. To enhance the efficiency of HTS new approaches are needed. The World Health Organization (WHO) conducted a systematic review on the effectiveness of assisted partner notification in improving HIV test uptake and diagnosis, and the occurrence of adverse events, to inform the development of normative guidelines. METHODS: We systematically searched five electronic databases through June 2016...
June 5, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589623/impact-of-red-blood-cell-transfusion-strategies-in-haemato-oncological-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
Marlijn P A Hoeks, Floris J Kranenburg, Rutger A Middelburg, Marian G J van Kraaij, Jaap-Jan Zwaginga
Haemato-oncological patients receive many red blood cell (RBC) transfusions, however evidence-based guidelines are lacking. Our aim is to quantify the effect of restrictive and liberal RBC transfusion strategies on clinical outcomes and blood use in haemato-oncological patients. A literature search, last updated on 11 August 2016, was performed in PubMed, EMBASE (Excerpta Medica Database), Web of Science, Cochrane, CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) and Academic Search Premier without restrictions on language and year of publication...
June 7, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587182/preoperative-nutritional-conditioning-of-crohn-s-patients-systematic-review-of-current-evidence-and-practice
#15
Fabian Grass, Basile Pache, David Martin, Dieter Hahnloser, Nicolas Demartines, Martin Hübner
Crohn's disease is an incurable and frequently progressive entity with major impact on affected patients. Up to half of patients require surgery in the first 10 years after diagnosis and over 75% of operated patients require at least one further surgery within lifetime. In order to minimize surgical risk, modifiable risk factors such as nutritional status need to be optimized. This systematic review on preoperative nutritional support in adult Crohn's patients between 1997 and 2017 aimed to provide an overview on target populations, screening modalities, routes of administration, and expected benefits...
June 1, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583892/preoperative-chlorhexidine-versus-povidone-iodine-antisepsis-for-preventing-surgical-site-infection-a-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#16
REVIEW
Dan Zhang, Xi-Chen Wang, Zeng-Xi Yang, Jian-Xin Gan, Jie-Bin Pan, Lan-Ning Yin
BACKGROUNDS: Updated guidelines for surgical site infections (SSIs) suggested that chlorhexidine (CH) or povidone-iodine (PVI) product was equally appropriate to be applied in preoperative disinfection, but which one was optimal remained ambiguous. Moreover, recent studies reported inconsistent results. Thus, an updated meta-analysis was conducted to clarify the superiority of CH or PVI for prevention of SSIs in clean and clean-contaminated surgery. METHODS: From the inception to November 2016, Pubmed, Embase, and the Cochrane library were systematically searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) which explored preoperative antisepsis schemes (CH or PVI) for prevention of SSIs in clean and clean-contaminated surgery...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561328/inferior-thyroid-artery-ligation-increases-hypocalcemia-after-thyroidectomy-a-meta-analysis
#17
Alvaro Sanabria, Luiz P Kowalski, Francesco Tartaglia
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of truncal ligation of the inferior thyroid artery in comparison with ligation of secondary branches as a risk factor for postoperative hypocalcemia. DATA SOURCES: A search was conducted using the Medical Subject Headings and free-text terms "thyroid*" and "truncal ligation*" in PubMed Central, PubMed, Embase, and Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature databases for trials published between January 1985 and October 2016...
May 31, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542671/folfoxiri-plus-bevacizumab-as-conversion-therapy-for-patients-with-initially-unresectable-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-pooled-analysis
#18
Gianluca Tomasello, Fausto Petrelli, Michele Ghidini, Alessandro Russo, Rodolfo Passalacqua, Sandro Barni
Importance: The combination of fluorouracil, oxaliplatin, and irinotecan plus bevacizumab (FOLFOXIRI-Bev) is an established and effective first-line chemotherapy regimen for metastatic colorectal cancer. However, resection rates of metastases and overall survival with this schedule have never been systematically evaluated in published studies including, but not limited to, the TRIBE (TRIplet plus BEvacizumab) trial. Objective: To assess the clinical efficacy of FOLFOXIRI-Bev, including outcomes and rates of surgical conversions...
May 25, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538384/efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-tranexamic-acid-administration-in-patients-undergoing-hip-fracture-surgery-for-hemostasis-a-meta-analysis
#19
Pei Zhang, Jinshan He, Yongchao Fang, Pengtao Chen, Yuan Liang, Jingcheng Wang
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing hip fracture surgery frequently require blood transfusion. Tranexamic acid (TXA) has been widely used to decrease blood loss and transfusion rates in joint replacement surgery. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate efficacy and safety of intravenous TXA administration in patients suffering from hip fractures. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched before December 2016 by 2 independent reviewers, including Cochrane Library, EMBASE, PubMed, Web of Science, the Chinese Biomedical Literature database, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537982/selective-cannabinoids-for-chronic-neuropathic-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Howard Meng, Bradley Johnston, Marina Englesakis, Dwight E Moulin, Anuj Bhatia
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of consensus on the role of selective cannabinoids for the treatment of neuropathic pain (NP). Guidelines from national and international pain societies have provided contradictory recommendations. The primary objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis (SR-MA) was to determine the analgesic efficacy and safety of selective cannabinoids compared to conventional management or placebo for chronic NP. METHODS: We reviewed randomized controlled trials that compared selective cannabinoids (dronabinol, nabilone, nabiximols) with conventional treatments (eg, pharmacotherapy, physical therapy, or a combination of these) or placebo in patients with chronic NP because patients with NP may be on any of these therapies or none if all standard treatments have failed to provide analgesia and or if these treatments have been associated with adverse effects...
May 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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