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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618323/a-systematic-review-of-trends-in-the-selective-exclusion-of-older-participant-from-randomised-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Miriam Thake, Andrew Lowry
INTRODUCTION: The unjustified exclusion of older participants from clinical trials creates research populations that are non-representative, in turn creating difficulties applying research to the target populations. The aim of this study was to assess the proportion of randomised control trials (RCTs) that have unexplained upper age limits and review whether this proportion is reducing over time. METHODS: All RCTs in BMJ, Lancet, JAMA and NEJM from 1998 to 2015 were reviewed to identify any specified upper-age cut off and, if so, whether this exclusion criterion had an explanation in the text...
June 7, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570411/review-of-medical-error-the-third-leading-cause-of-death-in-the-us-by-makary-ma-and-daniel-m-in-bmj-353-i2139-2016
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Kristina P Marsack, Larry H Hollier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 31, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495819/knee-arthroscopy-versus-conservative-management-in-patients-with-degenerative-knee-disease-a-systematic-review
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Romina Brignardello-Petersen, Gordon H Guyatt, Rachelle Buchbinder, Rudolf W Poolman, Stefan Schandelmaier, Yaping Chang, Behnam Sadeghirad, Nathan Evaniew, Per O Vandvik
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects and complications of arthroscopic surgery compared with conservative management strategies in patients with degenerative knee disease. DESIGN: Systematic review. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Pain, function, adverse events. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Google Scholar and Open Grey up to August 2016. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: For effects, randomised clinical trials (RCTs) comparing arthroscopic surgery with a conservative management strategy (including sham surgery) in patients with degenerative knee disease...
May 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495818/application-of-minimal-important-differences-in-degenerative-knee-disease-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-case-study-to-inform-bmj-rapid-recommendations
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Tahira Devji, Gordon H Guyatt, Lyubov Lytvyn, Romina Brignardello-Petersen, Farid Foroutan, Behnam Sadeghirad, Rachelle Buchbinder, Rudolf W Poolman, Ian A Harris, Alonso Carrasco-Labra, Reed A C Siemieniuk, Per O Vandvik
OBJECTIVES: To identify the most credible anchor-based minimal important differences (MIDs) for patient important outcomes in patients with degenerative knee disease, and to inform BMJ Rapid Recommendations for arthroscopic surgery versus conservative management DESIGN: Systematic review. OUTCOME MEASURES: Estimates of anchor-based MIDs, and their credibility, for knee symptoms and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE and PsycINFO...
May 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396612/efficacy-of-nucleot-s-ide-analogs-therapy-in-patients-with-unresectable-hbv-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lingling He, Xiaoli Liu, Yalin Zhao, Shuan Zhang, Yuyong Jiang, Xianbo Wang, Zhiyun Yang
Aim. To determine whether nucleot(s)ide analogs therapy has survival benefit for patients with HBV-related HCC after unresectable treatment. Method. A systematic search was conducted through seven electronic databases including PubMed, OVID, EMBASE, Cochrane Databases, Elsevier, Wiley Online Library, and BMJ Best Practice. All studies comparing NA combined with unresectable treatment versus unresectable treatment alone were considered for inclusion. The primary outcome was the overall survival (OS) after unresectable treatment for patients with HBV-related HCC...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372534/panel-7-otitis-media-treatment-and-complications
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Anne G M Schilder, Tal Marom, Mahmood F Bhutta, Margaretha L Casselbrant, Harvey Coates, Marie Gisselsson-Solén, Amanda J Hall, Paola Marchisio, Aino Ruohola, Roderick P Venekamp, Ellen M Mandel
Objective We aimed to summarize key articles published between 2011 and 2015 on the treatment of (recurrent) acute otitis media, otitis media with effusion, tympanostomy tube otorrhea, chronic suppurative otitis media and complications of otitis media, and their implications for clinical practice. Data Sources PubMed, Ovid Medline, the Cochrane Library, and Clinical Evidence (BMJ Publishing). Review Methods All types of articles related to otitis media treatment and complications between June 2011 and March 2015 were identified...
April 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372469/the-influence-of-zinc-sulfate-on-neonatal-jaundice-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Li Yang, De Wu, Baotian Wang, Xiaosong Bu, Jiulai Tang
INTRODUCTION: Zinc sulfate may be a promising approach to treat neonatal jaundice. However, the results remain controversial. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of zinc sulfate on hyperbilirubinemia among neonates. METHODS: PubMed, EMbase, Web of science, EBSCO, Cochrane library databases, Ovid, BMJ database, and CINAHL were systematically searched. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the effect of zinc sulfate versus placebo on the prevention of jaundice in neonates were included...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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/28264797/standards-for-reporting-implementation-studies-stari-statement
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Hilary Pinnock, Melanie Barwick, Christopher R Carpenter, Sandra Eldridge, Gonzalo Grandes, Chris J Griffiths, Jo Rycroft-Malone, Paul Meissner, Elizabeth Murray, Anita Patel, Aziz Sheikh, Stephanie J C Taylor
Implementation studies are often poorly reported and indexed, reducing their potential to inform initiatives to improve healthcare services. The Standards for Reporting Implementation Studies (StaRI) initiative aimed to develop guidelines for transparent and accurate reporting of implementation studies. Informed by the findings of a systematic review and a consensus-building e-Delphi exercise, an international working group of implementation science experts discussed and agreed the StaRI Checklist comprising 27 items...
March 6, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159431/cost-effectiveness-of-ambulatory-blood-pressure-monitoring-in-the-management-of-hypertension
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Diogo Costa, Ricardo Peixoto Lima
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of hypertension in Portugal is between 29.1% and 42.2%. International studies show that 13% of individuals have masked hypertension and 13% of diagnoses based on office blood pressure measurements are in fact white coat hypertension. More sensitive and specific blood pressure measuring methods could avoid costs associated with misdiagnosis. The aim of this study was to review the cost-effectiveness of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) compared to other methods in the management of hypertension...
February 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126598/reporting-of-data-monitoring-boards-in-publications-of-randomized-clinical-trials-is-often-deficient-acttion-systematic-review
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Jennifer S Gewandter, Rachel A Kitt, Matthew R Hunsinger, Joseph Poku, Jacqueline Lozano, Jenna Chaudari, Scott Evans, Robert A Gross, Michael P McDermott, Michael C Rowbotham, Dennis C Turk, Robert H Dworkin
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether primary reports of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) in six high-impact, general medical journals reported (1) whether or not a Data Monitoring Committee/Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DMC/DSMB) was used and (2) the composition of the responsibilities of the reported DSMB/DMCs. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Systematic review of RCTs published in 2014 in Annals of Internal Medicine, BMJ, NEJM, JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, and Lancet...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027060/methodological-quality-of-surgical-mortality-studies-using-large-hospital-databases-a-systematic-review
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Cécile Payet, Jean-Christophe Lifante, Matthew J Carty, Muriel Rabilloud, Antoine Duclos
OBJECTIVE: To review the methodology employed in surgical mortality studies to control for potential confounders. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Nationwide hospital data are increasingly used to investigate surgical outcomes. However, poor data granularity and coding inaccuracies may lead to flawed findings. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review in accordance with the PRISMA statement in 6 major journals (NEJM, Lancet, BMJ, JAMA, Medical Care, Annals of Surgery) using PubMed from its inception until December 31, 2014...
June 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025609/indications-for-tonsillectomy-stratified-by-the-level-of-evidence
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REVIEW
Jochen P Windfuhr
Background: One of the most significant clinical trials, demonstrating the efficacy of tonsillectomy (TE) for recurrent throat infection in severely affected children, was published in 1984. This systematic review was undertaken to compile various indications for TE as suggested in the literature after 1984 and to stratify the papers according to the current concept of evidence-based medicine. Material and methods: A systematic Medline research was performed using the key word of "tonsillectomy" in combination with different filters such as "systematic reviews", "meta-analysis", "English", "German", and "from 1984/01/01 to 2015/05/31"...
2016: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008728/recommendations-and-consensus-on-the-treatment-of-peritoneal-metastases-of-colorectal-origin-a-systematic-review-of-national-and-international-guidelines
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REVIEW
C E L Klaver, H Groenen, D G Morton, S Laurberg, W A Bemelman, P J Tanis
AIM: This systematic review aimed to provide an overview of (inter)national guidelines on the treatment of peritoneal metastases of colorectal cancer origin (PMCRC) and to determine the degree of consensus and available evidence with identification of topics for future research. METHOD: A systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed as well as Tripdatabase, National Guideline Clearinghouse, BMJ Best Practice and Guidelines International Network was performed to identify (inter)national guidelines and consensus statements from oncological or surgical societies on PMCRC...
December 23, 2016: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965879/consort-2010-statement-extension-to-randomised-pilot-and-feasibility-trials
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EDITORIAL
Sandra M Eldridge, Claire L Chan, Michael J Campbell, Christine M Bond, Sally Hopewell, Lehana Thabane, Gillian A Lancaster
The Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement is a guideline designed to improve the transparency and quality of the reporting of randomised controlled trials (RCTs). In this article we present an extension to that statement for randomised pilot and feasibility trials conducted in advance of a future definitive RCT. The checklist applies to any randomised study in which a future definitive RCT, or part of it, is conducted on a smaller scale, regardless of its design (eg, cluster, factorial, crossover) or the terms used by authors to describe the study (eg, pilot, feasibility, trial, study)...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910751/recent-advances-in-pharmacotherapeutic-paradigm-of-mild-to-recalcitrant-atopic-dermatitis
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REVIEW
Zahid Hussain, Shariza Sahudin, Hnin Ei Thu, Ahmad Nazrun Shuid, Syed Nasir Abbas Bukhari, Endang Kumolosasi
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common, chronic skin inflammatory disorder characterized by perivascular infiltration of immunoglobulin E (IgE), T lymphocytes, and mast cells. The key factors responsible for the pathophysiology of this disease are immunological disorders and defects in epidermal barrier properties. Pruritus, intense itching, psychological stress, deprived physical and mental performance, and sleep disturbance are the hallmark features of this dermatological disorder. Preventive interventions such as educational programs, avoidance of allergens, and exclusive care toward the skin could play a partial role in suppressing the symptoms...
2016: Critical Reviews in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900176/systematic-review-of-physical-activity-and-exercise-interventions-to-improve-health-fitness-and-well-being-of-children-and-young-people-who-use-wheelchairs
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Thomas D O'Brien, Jane Noyes, Llinos Haf Spencer, Hans-Peter Kubis, Richard P Hastings, Rhiannon Whitaker
AIM: To perform a systematic review establishing the current evidence base for physical activity and exercise interventions that promote health, fitness and well-being, rather than specific functional improvements, for children who use wheelchairs. DESIGN: A systematic review using a mixed methods design. DATA SOURCES: A wide range of databases, including Web of Science, PubMed, BMJ Best Practice, NHS EED, CINAHL, AMED, NICAN, PsychINFO, were searched for quantitative, qualitative and health economics evidence...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855102/non-inferiority-trials-are-they-inferior-a-systematic-review-of-reporting-in-major-medical-journals
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Sunita Rehal, Tim P Morris, Katherine Fielding, James R Carpenter, Patrick P J Phillips
OBJECTIVE: To assess the adequacy of reporting of non-inferiority trials alongside the consistency and utility of current recommended analyses and guidelines. DESIGN: Review of randomised clinical trials that used a non-inferiority design published between January 2010 and May 2015 in medical journals that had an impact factor >10 (JAMA Internal Medicine, Archives Internal Medicine, PLOS Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, BMJ, JAMA, Lancet and New England Journal of Medicine)...
October 7, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822158/using-the-journal-bmj-case-reports-to-promote-the-publication-of-clinical-case-reports
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Blanca San José Montano
OBJECTIVE: The study updates and enhances clinicians' knowledge about clinical case reports (CCRs) and encourages publication of such articles. METHODS: The author developed and offered a session about BMJ Case Reports to medical and surgical departments in the University Hospital of Móstoles. The session reviewed the contents and add-on services of the journal, conventional and alternative indicators of journal quality, use of CCRs to share valuable clinical lessons, and manuscript preparation and submission...
October 2016: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757242/no-difference-found-in-time-to-publication-by-statistical-significance-of-trial-results-a-methodological-review
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L Jefferson, C Fairhurst, E Cooper, C Hewitt, T Torgerson, L Cook, P Tharmanathan, S Cockayne, D Torgerson
OBJECTIVE: Time-lag from study completion to publication is a potential source of publication bias in randomised controlled trials. This study sought to update the evidence base by identifying the effect of the statistical significance of research findings on time to publication of trial results. DESIGN: Literature searches were carried out in four general medical journals from June 2013 to June 2014 inclusive (BMJ, JAMA, the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine)...
October 2016: JRSM Open
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