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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428157/texting-and-mobile-phone-app-interventions-for-improving-adherence-to-preventive-behavior-in-adolescents-a-systematic-review
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Sherif M Badawy, Lisa M Kuhns
BACKGROUND: Many preventable behaviors contribute to adolescent mortality and morbidity. Non-adherence to preventive measures represents a challenge and has been associated with worse health outcomes in this population. The widespread use of electronic communication technologies by adolescents, particularly the use of text messaging (short message service, SMS) and mobile phones, presents new opportunities to intervene on risk and preventive risk behavior, but little is known about their efficacy...
April 19, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418870/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-prognostic-indicator-in-gastrointestinal-cancers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Randy C Bowen, Nancy Ann B Little, Joshua R Harmer, Junjie Ma, Luke G Mirabelli, Kyle D Roller, Andrew Mackay Breivik, Emily Signor, Alec B Miller, Hung T Khong
An accurate, time efficient, and inexpensive prognostic indicator is needed to reduce cost and assist with clinical decision making for cancer management. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), which is derived from common serum testing, has been explored in a variety of cancers. We sought to determine its prognostic value in gastrointestinal cancers and performed a meta-analysis of published studies using the Meta-analysis Of Observational Studies in Epidemiology guidelines. Included were randomized control trials and observational studies that analyzed humans with gastrointestinal cancers that included NLR and hazard ratios (HR) with overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS), progression-free survival (PFS), and/or cancer-specific survival (CSS)...
March 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415967/chewing-gum-for-intestinal-function-recovery-after-caesarean-section-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zunjia Wen, Meifen Shen, Chao Wu, Jianping Ding, Binbin Mei
BACKGROUND: Gum chewing has been reported to enhance the intestinal function recovery after caesarean section, current perspectives and practice guidelines vary widely on the use of gum chewing, more studies on the role of gum chewing after caesarean section are needed. METHODS: We performed a comprehensive, systematic meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the efficacy of gum chewing after caesarean section. Studies were identified by searching EMBASE et al database (until June 30, 2016)...
April 18, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413771/management-of-aromatase-inhibitor-associated-bone-loss-aibl-in-postmenopausal-women-with-hormone-sensitive-breast-cancer-joint-position-statement-of-the-iof-cabs-ects-ieg-esceo-ims-and-siog
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Peyman Hadji, Matti S Aapro, Jean-Jacques Body, Michael Gnant, Maria Luisa Brandi, Jean Yves Reginster, M Carola Zillikens, Claus-C Glüer, Tobie de Villiers, Rod Baber, G David Roodman, Cyrus Cooper, Bente Langdahl, Santiago Palacios, John Kanis, Nasser Al-Daghri, Xavier Nogues, Erik Fink Eriksen, Andreas Kurth, Rene Rizzoli, Robert E Coleman
BACKGROUND: Several guidelines have been reported for bone-directed treatment in women with early breast cancer (EBC) for averting fractures, particularly during aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy. Recently, a number of studies on additional fracture related risk factors, new treatment options as well as real world studies demonstrating a much higher fracture rate than suggested by randomized clinical controlled trials (RCTs). Therefore, this updated algorithm was developed to better assess fracture risk and direct treatment as a position statement of several interdisciplinary cancer and bone societies involved in the management of AI-associated bone loss (AIBL)...
June 2017: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403216/efficacy-and-safety-of-aspirin-in-patients-with-peripheral-vascular-disease-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ahmed N Mahmoud, Akram Y Elgendy, Cecil Rambarat, Dhruv Mahtta, Islam Y Elgendy, Anthony A Bavry
BACKGROUND: Although considered a cornerstone therapy, the efficacy and safety of aspirin for prevention of ischemic events in patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD) remains uncertain. Thus, we aimed to evaluate aspirin use in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients with PVD. METHODS: An electronic search of databases was conducted from inception until January 2017 for all randomized trials comparing aspirin with either placebo or control (no aspirin) in patients with PVD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402864/meta-analysis-on-anticoagulation-and-prevention-of-thrombosis-and-mortality-among-patients-with-lung-cancer
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H E Fuentes, D M Oramas, L H Paz, A I Casanegra, A S Mansfield, A J Tafur
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (Wickham et al., 2012 [1]) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among patients with cancer; however, primary thromboprophylaxis is not routinely recommended. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized control trials (RCTs) to measure the impact of primary VTE prevention and its effect on mortality among patients with lung cancer. METHODS: With assistance from a master librarian, we searched Ovid, Scopus, DARE, CINAHL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, EBM reviews-Cochrane database of systematic reviews, EBM reviews-ACP journal, and EBM Reviews-Databases for relevant studies following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
April 1, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398969/efficacy-of-platelet-rich-plasma-in-pain-and-self-report-function-in-knee-osteoarthritis-a-best-evidence-synthesis
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Zhongwei Xu, Jiao Luo, Xiao Huang, Bin Wang, Jian Zhang, Aiguo Zhou
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in pain and self-report function of patients with knee osteoarthritis on the basis of comparisons with hyaluronic acid or placebo. DESIGN: Best-evidence synthesis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was conducted. Literature retrieval was limited to RCTs assessing the efficacy of PRP in knee osteoarthritis. Methodology evaluation and data extraction were based on Cochrane Collaboration guidelines...
April 8, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398365/-digitalis-a-drug-to-be-scrapped
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Franco Cosmi, Barbara Tarquini, Beatrice Mariottoni, Deborah Cosmi
We performed a comprehensive review of the scientific literature on the use of digoxin in heart failure and atrial fibrillation. In congestive heart failure (CHF) there is only one randomized trial with a statistical sample sufficiently large. In this trial (DIG trial), which enrolled patients with systolic left ventricular dysfunction in sinus rhythm, digoxin had a neutral action on mortality and modestly reduced the overall need of hospitalization. The study was conducted in the pre-beta-blocker era and, therefore, it has a doubtful application to the current clinical context...
February 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398017/differential-effects-of-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibition-in-chronic-cardiac-decompensation-depending-on-the-type-whether-hfref-or-hfpef-of-heart-failure-a-meta-analysis
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Renato DE Vecchis, Arturo Cesaro, Carmelina Ariano
INTRODUCTION: According to 2015 ESC/ERS guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension(PH), no specific drug is currently indicated for PH related to left heart disease( PH-LDH), i.e., the one secondary to left chronic heart failure (CHF), which coincides with the group 2 of the PH classification endorsed by the above-mentioned guidelines. In fact, adoption of therapies that specifically apply for so-called pulmonary arterial hypertension (group 1 of the PH classification) has been regarded as substantially contraindicated in patients with PH- LHD, according to current ESC/ERS guidelines...
April 10, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397186/managing-cardiovascular-risk-of-macrolides-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Angel Y S Wong, Esther W Chan, Shweta Anand, Alan J Worsley, Ian C K Wong
INTRODUCTION: It was postulated that antibiotics including macrolides could be used for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease but recent studies showed that macrolides increase the cardiovascular risk. We aimed to review the evidence of cardiovascular risk associated with macrolides regarding duration of effect and risk factors; and to explore the potential effect of statins for the prevention of cardiovascular events as a result of macrolide use. METHODS: Several electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane library) were searched to identify eligible studies...
April 10, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385929/cemented-versus-cementless-hemiarthroplasty-for-a-displaced-fracture-of-the-femoral-neck-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-current-generation-hip-stems
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H D Veldman, I C Heyligers, B Grimm, T A E J Boymans
AIMS: Our aim was to prepare a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the outcomes of cemented and cementless hemiarthroplasty of the hip, in elderly patients with a fracture of the femoral neck, to investigate the mortality, complications, length of stay in hospital, blood loss, operating time and functional results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines on randomised controlled trials (RCTs), studying current generation designs of stem only...
April 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385410/comparative-efficacy-of-endovascular-revascularization-versus-supervised-exercise-training-in-patients-with-intermittent-claudication-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ambarish Pandey, Subhash Banerjee, Christian Ngo, Purav Mody, Steven P Marso, Emmanouil S Brilakis, Ehrin J Armstrong, Jay Giri, Marc P Bonaca, Aruna Pradhan, Anthony A Bavry, Dharam J Kumbhani
OBJECTIVES: The authors performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials to compare the efficacy of initial endovascular treatment with or without supervised exercise training (SET) versus SET alone in patients with intermittent claudication. BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend SET as the initial treatment modality for patients with intermittent claudication, in addition to optimal medical therapy. The role of endovascular therapy as primary treatment for claudication has been controversial...
April 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370885/mortality-effect-of-icd-in-primary-prevention-of-nonischemic-cardiomyopathy-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Faraz Khan Luni, Hemindermeet Singh, Abdur R Khan, Sonia A Malik, Owais Khawaja, Haris Riaz, Wade Lee, Ameer Kabour, Mark Richards, Johan Aasbo
INTRODUCTION: Implantation of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD) is controversial in view of the recent DANISH trial which suggested no benefit with ICD for primary prevention in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy (NICMP). METHODS: We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized control trials studying the role of ICD in primary prevention of SCD in patients with NICMP. Only six studies were identified after the application of inclusion/exclusion criteria...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365068/the-effect-of-guided-imagery-on-physiological-and-psychological-outcomes-of-adult-icu-patients-a-systematic-literature-review-and-methodological-implications
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REVIEW
Maria Hadjibalassi, Ekaterini Lambrinou, Evridiki Papastavrou, Elizabeth Papathanassoglou
OBJECTIVES: Guided imagery (GI) is a relaxation technique that is being increasingly explored in various patients' populations. We systematically reviewed evidence on the effects of GI on physiological and psychological outcomes of adult critically ill patients and extracted implications for future research. REVIEW METHOD USED: Systematic literature review of published studies based on the Cochrane Guidelines. DATA SOURCES: Studies were located through literature searches of CINAHL, PUBMED, EMBASE, COHRANE and Psych-Info...
March 29, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360514/laba-lama-combinations-versus-lama-monotherapy-or-laba-ics-in-copd-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Gustavo J Rodrigo, David Price, Antonio Anzueto, Dave Singh, Pablo Altman, Giovanni Bader, Francesco Patalano, Robert Fogel, Konstantinos Kostikas
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) indicate that long-acting bronchodilator combinations, such as β2-agonist (LABA)/muscarinic antagonist (LAMA), have favorable efficacy compared with commonly used COPD treatments. The objective of this analysis was to compare the efficacy and safety of LABA/LAMA with LAMA or LABA/inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) in adults with stable moderate-to-very-severe COPD. METHODS: This systematic review and meta-analysis (PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Library and clinical trial/manufacturer databases) included RCTs comparing ≥12 weeks' LABA/LAMA treatment with LAMA and/or LABA/ICS (approved doses only)...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359274/allergic-diseases-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Celine Miyazaki, Momoko Koyama, Erika Ota, Toshiyuki Swa, Linda B Mlunde, Rachel M Amiya, Yoshiyuki Tachibana, Kiwako Yamamoto-Hanada, Rintaro Mori
BACKGROUND: Reports of frequent manifestation of allergic diseases in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been the subject of mounting clinical interest. However, evidence supporting the association between ADHD and allergies is inconsistent and has yet to be systematically reviewed. The objective of this study was to compile and assess available studies on the association between ADHD and allergic diseases in children. METHODS: A comprehensive search using MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane library, and CINAHL databases was completed in 23 November 2015...
March 31, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357561/laparoendoscopic-single-site-surgery-versus-conventional-laparoscopy-for-hysterectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Evelien M Sandberg, Claire F la Chapelle, Marjolein M van den Tweel, Jan W Schoones, Frank Willem Jansen
PURPOSE: To assess the safety and effectiveness of LESS compared to conventional hysterectomy. METHODS: The systematic review and meta-analysis was performed according to the MOOSE guideline, and quality of evidence was assessed using GRADE. Different databases were searched up to 4th of August 2016. Randomized controlled trials and cohort studies comparing LESS to the conventional laparoscopic hysterectomy were considered for inclusion. RESULTS: Of the 668 unique articles, 23 were found relevant...
March 29, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355432/primary-prevention-implantable-cardioverter-defibillators-in-patients-with-nonischemic-cardiomyopathy-a-meta-analysis
#18
Sana M Al-Khatib, Gregg C Fonarow, Jose A Joglar, Lurdes Y T Inoue, Daniel B Mark, Kerry L Lee, Alan Kadish, Gust Bardy, Gillian D Sanders
Importance: Conflicting data have emerged on the efficacy of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death (primary prevention ICDs) in patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy. Objective: To investigate the association of primary prevention ICDs with all-cause mortality in patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy. Data Sources: PubMed was searched from January 1, 2000, through October 31, 2016, for the terms implantable defibrillator OR implantable cardioverter defibrillator AND non-ischemic cardiomyopathy...
March 29, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348110/low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-for-bone-healing-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Stefan Schandelmaier, Alka Kaushal, Lyubov Lytvyn, Diane Heels-Ansdell, Reed A C Siemieniuk, Thomas Agoritsas, Gordon H Guyatt, Per O Vandvik, Rachel Couban, Brent Mollon, Jason W Busse
Objective To determine the efficacy of low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) for healing of fracture or osteotomy.Design Systematic review and meta-analysis.Data sources Medline, Embase, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and trial registries up to November 2016.Study selection Randomized controlled trials of LIPUS compared with sham device or no device in patients with any kind of fracture or osteotomy.Review methods Two independent reviewers identified studies, extracted data, and assessed risk of bias...
February 22, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346589/comparison-of-antibiotic-therapy-and-appendectomy-for-acute-uncomplicated-appendicitis-in-children-a-meta-analysis
#20
Libin Huang, Yuan Yin, Lie Yang, Cun Wang, Yuan Li, Zongguang Zhou
Importance: Antibiotic therapy for acute uncomplicated appendicitis is effective in adult patients, but its application in pediatric patients remains controversial. Objective: To compare the safety and efficacy of antibiotic treatment vs appendectomy as the primary therapy for acute uncomplicated appendicitis in pediatric patients. Data Sources: The PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register for randomized clinical trials were searched through April 17, 2016...
March 27, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
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