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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918375/treatments-and-other-prognostic-factors-in-the-management-of-the-open-abdomen-a-systematic-review
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Adam T Cristaudo, Scott B Jennings, Kerry Hitos, Ronny Gunnarsson, Alan DeCosta
BACKGROUND: The open abdomen (OA) is an important approach for managing intra-abdominal catastrophes and continues to be the standard of care. Despite this, challenges remain with it associated with a high incidence of complications and poor outcomes. The objective of this article is to perform a systematic review in accordance with PRISMA guidelines to identify prognostic factors in OA patients in regards to definitive fascial closure (DFC), mortality and intra-abdominal complications...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890334/control-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-outbreaks-in-acute-settings-an-evidence-review
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REVIEW
C E French, C Coope, L Conway, J P T Higgins, J McCulloch, G Okoli, B C Patel, I Oliver
BACKGROUND: In recent years, infections with carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) have been increasing globally and present a major public health challenge. AIM: To review the international literature: (i) to describe CPE outbreaks in acute hospital settings globally; and (ii) to identify the control measures used during these outbreaks and report on their effectiveness. METHODS: A systematic search of MEDLINE and EMBASE databases, abstract lists for key conferences and reference lists of key reviews was undertaken, and information on unpublished outbreaks was sought for 2000-2015...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881057/recent-patents-on-heat-shock-proteins-targeting-antibodies
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João Fernandes, Pedro Alves
BACKGROUND: Heat shock proteins (Hsp) are major chaperone molecules that have recently emerged as cancer therapeutic targets owing to their involvement in tumor cell proliferation, differentiation, invasion and metastasis. High levels of extracellular Hsp90 and Hsp70 have been closely associated with a wide range of human cancers. Accumulating evidence suggests that the pharmacological inhibition of these molecules can play a pivotal role in non-surgical cancer treatment. Efforts have been taken to develop monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and antibody fragments targeting extracellular Hsp90 and Hsp70, alone or conjugated with standard anticancer agents, to control several types of cancer, such as breast, colon, prostate or melanoma...
November 23, 2016: Recent Patents on Anti-cancer Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859394/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-the-comparative-effectiveness-of-aspirin-vs-screening-for-colorectal-cancer-prevention
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REVIEW
L Emilsson, Ø Holme, M Bretthauer, N R Cook, J E Buring, M Løberg, H-O Adami, H D Sesso, M J Gaziano, M Kalager
BACKGROUND: Both aspirin use and screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy or guaiac faecal occult blood testing (FOBT) may reduce mortality from colorectal cancer, but comparative effectiveness of these interventions is unknown. AIM: To compare aspirin to guaiac FOBT screening with regard to incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer in a network meta-analysis. METHODS: We searched Medline, EMBASE and the COCHRANE central register (CENTRAL) for relevant randomised trials identified until 31 October 2015...
November 17, 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842506/is-alcohol-consumption-a-risk-factor-for-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jinhui Zhao, Tim Stockwell, Audra Roemer, Tanya Chikritzhs
BACKGROUND: Research on a possible causal association between alcohol consumption and risk of prostate cancer is inconclusive. Recent studies on associations between alcohol consumption and other health outcomes suggest these are influenced by drinker misclassification errors and other study quality characteristics. The influence of these factors on estimates of the relationship between alcohol consumption and prostate cancer has not been previously investigated. METHODS: PubMed and Web of Science searches were made for case-control and cohort studies of alcohol consumption and prostate cancer morbidity and mortality (ICD-10: C61) up to December 2014...
November 15, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824707/pattern-of-colon-cancer-lymph-node-metastases-in-patients-undergoing-central-mesocolic-lymph-node-excision-a-systematic-review
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Claus A Bertelsen, Anders Kirkegaard-Klitbo, Mingyuan Nielsen, Salvatore M G Leotta, Fukumori Daisuke, Ismail Gögenur
BACKGROUND: Extended mesocolic lymph node dissection in colon cancer surgery seems to improve oncological outcome. A possible reason might be related to metastases in the central mesocolic lymph nodes. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the pattern of mesocolic lymph node metastases, particularly in central lymph nodes, and the risk of skip, aberrant, and gastrocolic ligament metastases as the argument for performing extended lymph node dissection...
December 2016: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820584/ca-mrsa-decolonization-strategies-do-they-reduce-recurrence-rate
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Joling Tidwell, Lisa Kirk, Tim Luttrell, Caitlin A Pike
BACKGROUND: Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus commonly presents as a skin and soft tissue infection. Recurrence of the infection is common even after incision and drainage of the affected area. OBJECTIVE: This Evidence-Based Report Card reviews whether decolonization strategies will reduce the rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infection (MRSA-SSTI) recurrence or colonization in patients with a history of MRSA-SSTI...
November 2016: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803903/endoscopic-ultrasound-for-staging-of-colonic-cancer-proximal-to-the-rectum-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Marie Louise Malmstrøm, Adrian Săftoiu, Peter Vilmann, Tobias Wirenfeldt Klausen, Ismail Gögenur
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Treatment of colonic cancer patients is highly dependent on the depth of tumor invasion (T-stage) as well as the extension of lymph node involvement (N-stage). We aimed to systematically review the accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) for staging of colonic cancer proximal to the rectum. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Men and women with colonic adenocarcinomas were included in the study. EUS staging was compared to histopathology as the gold standard...
September 2016: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802156/recent-advances-in-clinical-practice-a-systematic-review-of-isolated-colonic-crohn-s-disease-the-third-ibd
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Sreedhar Subramanian, Anders Ekbom, Jonathan M Rhodes
The genetics of isolated colonic Crohn's disease place it approximately midway between Crohn's disease with small intestinal involvement and UC, making a case for considering it as a separate condition. We have therefore systematically reviewed its epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment. Key findings include a higher incidence in females (65%) and older average age at presentation than Crohn's disease at other sites, a mucosa-associated microbiota between that found in ileal Crohn's disease and UC, no response to mesalazine, but possibly better response to antitumour necrosis factor than Crohn's disease at other sites...
October 6, 2016: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793494/probiotics-prevent-candida-colonization-and-invasive-fungal-sepsis-in-preterm-neonates-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Hua-Jian Hu, Guo-Qiang Zhang, Qiao Zhang, Shristi Shakya, Zhong-Yue Li
To investigate whether probiotic supplementation could reduce the risk of fungal infection in preterm neonates in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), we systematically searched PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) focusing on the effect of probiotics on fungal infection in preterm neonates. The outcomes of interest were Candida colonization and invasive fungal sepsis. Seven trials involving 1371 preterm neonates were included...
September 14, 2016: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787550/prognostic-survival-associated-with-left-sided-vs-right-sided-colon-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Fausto Petrelli, Gianluca Tomasello, Karen Borgonovo, Michele Ghidini, Luca Turati, Pierpaolo Dallera, Rodolfo Passalacqua, Giovanni Sgroi, Sandro Barni
Importance: Primary tumor location is emerging as an important prognostic factor owing to distinct biological features. However, the side of origin of colon cancer (CC) still does not represent a prognostic parameter when deciding for adjuvant or palliative chemotherapy. Objective: To determine the prognostic role of left vs right-sidedness of primary tumor location in patients with CC. Data Sources: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, The Cochrane Library, Web of Science, LILACS, CINAHL, and SCOPUS for prospective or retrospective studies reporting data on overall survival for left-sided colon cancer (LCC) compared with right-sided colon cancer (RCC)...
October 27, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785421/lynch-syndrome-and-exposure-to-aristolochic-acid-in-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-its-clinical-impact
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REVIEW
Pierre Colin, Thomas Seisen, Romain Mathieu, Sharohkh F Shariat, Morgan Rouprêt
The purpose of the current review was to describe the clinical risk for Lynch syndrome (LS) after exposure to aristolochic acid (AA) in cases of upper urinary-tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). A systematic review of the scientific literature was performed using the Medline database (National Library of Medicine, PubMed) using the following keywords: epidemiology, risk factor, AA, Balkan nephropathy (BNe), LS, hereditary cancer, hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), mismatch repair genes, urothelial carcinomas, upper urinary tract, renal pelvis, ureter, Amsterdam criteria, genetic counselling, mismatch repair genes, genetic instability, microsatellite, and Bethesda guidelines...
October 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763950/toward-an-algorithm-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-cmv-in-patients-with-colitis
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Lauren Beswick, Bei Ye, Daniel R van Langenberg
INTRODUCTION: Concurrent cytomegalovirus (CMV) in inflammatory bowel disease-related colitis is an important yet complex clinical scenario associated with high rates of colectomy and other morbidity. This review aimed to examine the literature to produce a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment algorithm for the management of CMV in patients with colitis. METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted via PubMed/Medline databases until August 31, 2015, using multiple keywords in English language and where original data only presented...
December 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756883/bevacizumab-and-wound-healing-complications-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Hongliang Zhang, Zhenguang Huang, Xiaoqin Zou, Taotao Liu
A meta-analysis was conducted to estimate the risk of wound-healing complications in patients who treated with neoadjuvant-adjuvant bevacizumab in various oncological indications. We searched PUBMED, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library through June 2016 to identify randomized controlled trials of bevacizumab and wound-healing complications. Seven RCTs studies involving 5,147 participants were included in the analysis. Compared with routine therapy, bevacizumab increased the incidence of wound-healing complications for various cancers...
October 14, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756272/single-incision-versus-standard-multi-incision-laparoscopic-colectomy-in-patients-with-malignant-or-benign-colonic-disease-a-systematic-review-meta-analysis-and-assessment-of-the-evidence
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Anne Catharina Brockhaus, Stefan Sauerland, Stefan Saad
BACKGROUND: Single-incision laparoscopic colectomy (SILC) requires only one umbilical port site and (depending on technique) a specimen extraction site. The aim of this study was the assessment of the available evidence for the comparison of SILC to conventional multi-port laparoscopic colectomy (MLC) in adult patients, in whom elective colectomy is indicated because of malignant or benign disease. First, previous meta-analyses on this topic were assessed. Secondly, a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials, was performed...
October 18, 2016: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741423/treatment-of-patients-with-acute-colonic-diverticulitis-complicated-by-abscess-formation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Rasmus Gregersen, Laura Quitzau Mortensen, Jakob Burcharth, Hans-Christian Pommergaard, Jacob Rosenberg
PURPOSE: This study aimed to systematically review the literature and present the evidence on outcomes after treatment for acute diverticulitis with abscess formation. Secondly, the paper aimed to compare different treatment options. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library were searched. Two authors screened the records independently, initially on title and abstract and subsequently on full-text basis. Articles describing patients treated acutely for Hinchey Ib and II were included...
October 11, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733667/association-between-proton-pump-inhibitors-and-microscopic-colitis-implications-for-practice-and-future-research
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Ernest H Law, Melissa Badowski, Yu-Ting Hung, Kimberly Weems, Angelica Sanchez, Todd A Lee
OBJECTIVE: Microscopic colitis (MC) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon that is characterized by chronic, watery, nonbloody diarrhea. Concern regarding a potential association between proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) and MC has recently emerged. We sought to systematically review and summarize the evidence for the potential association between PPIs and MC. DATA SOURCES: We systematically searched EMBASE, MEDLINE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, and Google Scholar using the terms proton-pump inhibitors (omeprazole, lansoprazole, dexlansoprazole, rabeprazole, pantoprazole, or esomeprazole), microscopic colitis, collagenous colitis, and lymphocytic colitis STUDY SELECTION: Full-text, English-language reports of case reports/series, observational studies, experimental studies, and systematic reviews/meta-analyses published between January 2000 to August 2016 were included...
October 12, 2016: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709695/vegetarianism-and-breast-colorectal-and-prostate-cancer-risk-an-overview-and-meta-analysis-of-cohort-studies
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J Godos, F Bella, S Sciacca, F Galvano, G Grosso
BACKGROUND: Vegetarian diets may be associated with certain benefits toward human health, although current evidence is scarce and contrasting. In the present study, a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies was performed with respect to the association between vegetarian diets and breast, colorectal and prostate cancer risk. METHODS: Studies were systematically searched in Pubmed and EMBASE electronic databases. Eligible studies had a prospective design and compared vegetarian, semi- and pesco-vegetarian diets with a non-vegetarian diet...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699516/preoperative-localization-of-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sergio A Acuna, Maryam Elmi, Prakesh S Shah, Natalie G Coburn, Fayez A Quereshy
BACKGROUND: Preoperative colorectal tumor localization is crucial for appropriate resection and treatment planning. As the localization accuracy of conventional colonoscopy is considered to be low, several localization techniques have been developed. We systematically reviewed the tumor localization error rates of several preoperative endoscopic techniques and synthesized information on risk factors for localization errors and procedure-related adverse events. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, and the grey literature were searched...
October 3, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27690247/mathematical-modeling-of-the-transmission-dynamics-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-and-colonization-in-healthcare-settings-a-systematic-review
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Guillaume Gingras, Marie-Hélène Guertin, Jean-François Laprise, Mélanie Drolet, Marc Brisson
BACKGROUND: We conducted a systematic review of mathematical models of transmission dynamic of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in healthcare settings, to provide an overview of existing models and their assessment of different CDI control strategies. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE and Web of Science up to February 3, 2016 for transmission-dynamic models of Clostridium difficile in healthcare settings. The models were compared based on their natural history representation of Clostridium difficile, which could include health states (S-E-A-I-R-D: Susceptible-Exposed-Asymptomatic-Infectious-Resistant-Deceased) and the possibility to include healthcare workers and visitors (vectors of transmission)...
2016: PloS One
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