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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787782/effect-of-desensitizing-toothpastes-on-dentine-hypersensitivity-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Meng-Long Hu, Gang Zheng, You-Dong Zhang, Xiang Yan, Xiao-Chan Li, Hong Lin
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the desensitizing effect of toothpastes that contain ingredients that act against dentine hypersensitivity (DH) and to compare this effect with negative controls. SOURCES: Five databases were searched to identify relevant articles published up to November 27, 2017. STUDY SELECTION: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing desensitizing toothpastes with a toothpastes without desensitizing component in adult patients that suffer from DH were included...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783064/aerobic-resistance-or-combined-training-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-exercise-to-reduce-cardiovascular-risk-in-adults-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Michael A Wewege, Jeanette M Thom, Kerry-Anne Rye, Belinda J Parmenter
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Exercise is beneficial to individuals with metabolic syndrome (MetS). An understudied group, who represent the majority of the MetS population, are individuals who have not developed diabetes. This review examined aerobic, resistance and combined (aerobic + resistance) exercise for cardiovascular risk factors in MetS without diabetes. METHODS: Eight electronic databases were searched up to September 2017 for randomised controlled trials >4 weeks in duration that compared an exercise intervention to the non-exercise control in MetS without diabetes...
May 3, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782180/current-evidence-on-heart-rate-variability-biofeedback-as-a-complementary-anticraving-intervention
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Nour Alayan, Lucille Eller, Marsha E Bates, Dennis P Carmody
BACKGROUND: The limited success of conventional anticraving interventions encourages research into new treatment strategies. Heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVB), which is based on slowed breathing, was shown to improve symptom severity in various disorders. HRVB, and certain rates of controlled breathing (CB), may offer therapeutic potential as a complementary drug-free treatment option to help control substance craving. METHODS: This review evaluated current evidence on the effectiveness of HRVB and CB training as a complementary anticraving intervention, based on guidelines from the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Protocols...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782067/sublingual-immunotherapy-for-pediatric-allergic-conjunctivitis-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jie Yang, Li Zhang, Zhixiang Zhao, Shiyu Liao
BACKGROUND: Allergic conjunctivitis (AC) is a common chronic condition, especially in children. Ocular symptoms are often overlooked during treatment of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (ARC). Pediatric ARC can be effectively treated using sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), which is a guideline-recommended safe treatment approach. However, the therapeutic efficacy of SLIT in terms of ameliorating eye symptoms has not been effectively evaluated. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the use of SLIT for infants, children, and adolescents (aged from 3 to 18 years) with AC or ARC...
May 21, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781846/preperitoneal-or-subcutaneous-wound-catheters-as-alternative-for-epidural-analgesia-in-abdominal-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Timothy H Mungroop, Marinde J Bond, Philipp Lirk, Olivier R Busch, Markus W Hollmann, Denise P Veelo, Marc G Besselink
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the location of wound catheters (ie, preperitoneal vs. subcutaneous) impacts outcomes, when compared with alternatives such as epidural analgesia. BACKGROUND: Continuous wound infiltration is an alternative for epidural analgesia in abdominal surgery but studies have shown conflicting results. This difference could be explained by different efficacy of preperitoneal versus subcutaneous placement of the infiltrative catheters. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses guidelines until April 3, 2017...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770447/effectiveness-of-immunoglobulin-prophylaxis-in-reducing-clinical-complications-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hilalion Ahn, Jason Tay, Beverley Shea, Brian Hutton, Risa Shorr, Greg A Knoll, Donald William Cameron, Juthaporn Cowan
BACKGROUND: Prophylactic immunoglobulin has been used with varying efficacy to reduce complications in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted of randomized controlled trials that assessed clinical outcomes (overall survival, transplant-related mortality, graft-versus-host disease [GVHD], veno-occlusive disease [VOD], interstitial pneumonitis, disease relapse, cytomegalovirus [CMV] infection and disease, non-CMV infection) of immunoglobulin prophylaxis versus placebo in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients...
May 16, 2018: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768322/lung-cancer-screening-ct-based-coronary-artery-calcification-in-predicting-cardiovascular-events-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lili Fan, Kaikai Fan
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcificition (CAC) is a well-established predictor of cardiovascular events (CVEs). We aimed to evaluate whether lung cancer screening computed tomography (CT)-based CAC score has a good cost-effectiveness for predicting CVEs in heavy smokers. METHODS: A literature search was conducted according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. Pubmed, EMBASE, and Cochrane library databases were systematically searched for relevant studies that investigated the association between lung cancer screening CT-based CAC and CVEs up to December 31, 2017...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764184/efficacy-of-the-combination-neurokinin-1-receptor-antagonist-palonosetron-and-dexamethasone-compared-to-others-for-the-prophylaxis-of-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ronald Chow, May Tsao, Leonard Chiu, Marko Popovic, Milica Milakovic, Henry Lam, Carlo DeAngelis
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), a common side effect of chemotherapy, can substantially impair a patient's quality of life, interfere with a patient's compliance with anticancer therapy, and result in the manifestation of adverse events such as electrolyte imbalance, dehydration and malnutrition. The most recent guidelines published by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) recommend the combination of dexamethasone (DEX), a 5-hydroxytrypatmine-3 receptor antagonist (5-HT3RA), preferably palonosetron (PALO), and a neurokinin-1 receptor antagonist (NK1RA) for prophylactic treatment of CINV in patients receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC)...
April 2018: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762859/meta-analyses-on-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-in-cardiogenic-shock-complicating-acute-myocardial-infarction-may-provide-biased-results
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M C Acconcia, Q Caretta, F Romeo, M Borzi, M A Perrone, D Sergi, F Chiarotti, C M Calabrese, A Sili Scavalli, C Gaudio
OBJECTIVE: Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is the device most commonly investigated in patients with cardiogenic shock (CS) complicating acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Recently meta-analyses on this topic showed opposite results: some complied with the actual guideline recommendations, while others did not, due to the presence of bias. We investigated the reasons for the discrepancy among meta-analyses and strategies employed to avoid the potential source of bias. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Scientific databases were searched for meta-analyses of IABP support in AMI complicated by CS...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761846/stability-of-tapered-and-parallel-walled-dental-implants-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Momen A Atieh, Nabeel Alsabeeha, Warwick J Duncan
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials have suggested that dental implants with a tapered configuration have improved stability at placement, allowing immediate placement and/or loading. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the implant stability of tapered dental implants compared to standard parallel-walled dental implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Applying the guidelines of Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) statement, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were searched for in electronic databases and complemented by hand searching...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760482/glycemic-impact-of-non-nutritive-sweeteners-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Alexander D Nichol, Maxwell J Holle, Ruopeng An
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Nonnutritive sweeteners (NNSs) are zero- or low-calorie alternatives to nutritive sweeteners, such as table sugars. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials was conducted to quantitatively synthesize existing scientific evidence on the glycemic impact of NNSs. SUBJECTS/METHODS: PubMed and Web of Science databases were searched. Two authors screened the titles and abstracts of candidate publications. The third author was consulted to resolve discrepancies...
May 15, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754435/questionnaire-based-evaluation-of-sexual-life-after-laparoscopic-surgery-for-endometriosis-a-systematic-review-of-prospective-studies
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Cecilie Franck, Marlene Højhus Poulsen, Grigorios Karampas, Annamaria Giraldi, Martin Rudnicki
INTRODUCTION: Endometriosis is a benign disease, which affects women of reproductive age. Laparoscopic excision of endometriotic implants is considered one of the most effective therapeutic options. The disease and its treatment can have major impact on psychosexual well-being but this is often overlooked as most studies focus on pain instead of sexuality in a holistic approach. The aim of this study was to review the current literature regarding the effect of laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis on quality of sexual life (QoSL)...
May 12, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744965/mind-body-interventions-for-fear-of-cancer-recurrence-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Daniel L Hall, Christina M Luberto, Lisa L Philpotts, Rhayun Song, Elyse R Park, Gloria Y Yeh
OBJECTIVE: Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is a common existential concern and source of distress among adults with a cancer history. Multiple randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have examined mind-body approaches to mitigating FCR. We summarized characteristics of these trials and calculated their pooled effects on decreasing FCR. METHODS: Six electronic databases were systematically searched from inception to May 2017, using a strategy that included multiple terms for RCTs, cancer, mind-body medicine, and FCR...
May 10, 2018: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742275/early-intensive-behavioral-intervention-eibi-for-young-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-asd
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REVIEW
Brian Reichow, Kara Hume, Erin E Barton, Brian A Boyd
BACKGROUND: The rising prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) increases the need for evidence-based behavioral treatments to lessen the impact of symptoms on children's functioning. At present, there are no curative or psychopharmacological therapies to effectively treat all symptoms of the disorders. Early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) is a treatment based on the principles of applied behavior analysis. Delivered for multiple years at an intensity of 20 to 40 hours per week, it is one of the more well-established treatments for ASD...
May 9, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733433/statin-therapy-on-glycemic-control-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-network-meta-analysis
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J Y Cui, R R Zhou, S Han, T S Wang, L Q Wang, X H Xie
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Statins are the cornerstone of primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and are effective for the prevention of vascular events in diabetic patients. Diabetes mellitus is an important risk factor for CVDs .The majority of patients with diabetes mellitus benefits from statin therapy. According to the recent clinical guidelines of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, moderate-intensity or high-intensity statin therapy should be used as the primary prevention for individuals with diabetes mellitus, aged between 40 and 75 years and with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) from 70 to 189 mg/dL...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732686/ringer-s-lactate-vs-normal-saline-in-acute-pancreatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Umair Iqbal, Hafsa Anwar, Melissa Scribani
INTRODUCTION: Acute Pancreatitis (AP) is one of the most common causes of hospitalization in the United States. Aggressive intravenous hydration with crystalloids is the first step in management, and is associated with improved survival. Guidelines are unclear regarding the choice of crystalloids. Normal saline (NS) is most commonly used, but recent studies have shown Ringer's lactate (RL) to be associated with better outcomes. METHODS: A comprehensive literature review was conducted by searching the Embase, MEDLINE, Pubmed, and Google Scholar databases through December 2017 to identify all studies that compared the use of NS with RL for the management of acute pancreatitis...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724203/effectiveness-of-brief-psychological-interventions-for-suicidal-presentations-a-systematic-review
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Rose McCabe, Ruth Garside, Amy Backhouse, Penny Xanthopoulou
BACKGROUND: Every year, more than 800,000 people worldwide die by suicide. The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the effectiveness of brief psychological interventions in addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviour in healthcare settings. METHODS: Following PRISMA guidelines, systematic searches were conducted in MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and PsycINFO databases. A predefined search strategy was used...
May 3, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721027/acupuncture-for-acne-vulgaris-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Suzi S Y Mansu, Haiying Liang, Shefton Parker, Meaghan E Coyle, Kaiyi Wang, Anthony L Zhang, Xinfeng Guo, Chuanjian Lu, Charlie C L Xue
Purpose: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the current best available evidence of the efficacy and safety of acupuncture and related therapies for acne vulgaris. Methods: Eleven English and Chinese databases were searched to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of acne vulgaris compared to pharmacotherapies, no treatment, and sham or placebo acupuncture. Methodological quality was assessed using Cochrane Collaboration's risk of bias tool...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720860/continued-versus-interrupted-aspirin-use-and-bleeding-risk-after-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-of-gastric-neoplasms-a-meta-analysis
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Veeravich Jaruvongvanich, Tomoki Sempokuya, Karn Wijarnpreecha, Patompong Ungprasert
Background: Balancing the risk of bleeding and thromboembolic events for patients who use aspirin and need to undergo endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for gastric neoplasms is a delicate process. The current guidelines from different associations provide inconsistent recommendations. Methods: MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched through August 2017 for studies that compared the risk of post-ESD bleeding in patients who continued aspirin vs. those who discontinued aspirin preoperatively...
May 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708409/the-effect-of-high-polyphenol-extra-virgin-olive-oil-on-cardiovascular-risk-factors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Elena S George, Skye Marshall, Hannah L Mayr, Gina L Trakman, Oana A Tatucu-Babet, Annie-Claude M Lassemillante, Andrea Bramley, Anjana J Reddy, Adrienne Forsyth, Audrey C Tierney, Colleen J Thomas, Catherine Itsiopoulos, Wolfgang Marx
The polyphenol fraction of extra-virgin olive oil may be partly responsible for its cardioprotective effects. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of high versus low polyphenol olive oil on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in clinical trials. In accordance with PRISMA guidelines, CINAHL, PubMed, Embase and Cochrane databases were systematically searched for relevant studies. Randomized controlled trials that investigated markers of CVD risk (e.g. outcomes related to cholesterol, inflammation, oxidative stress) were included...
April 30, 2018: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
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