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Tamer A El-Sobky, Shady Samir, Ahmed Naeem Atiyya, Shady Mahmoud, Ahmad S Aly, Ramy Soliman
INTRODUCTION: This systematic review aims to answer three research questions concerning the management of hereditary multiple osteochondromas of forearm in children: What is the best available evidence for the currently employed surgical procedures? What patient characteristics are associated with better prognosis? What disease characteristics are associated with better prognosis? METHODS: We searched the literature using three major databases with no publication date restrictions...
2018: SICOT-J
Kyriaki Hatziagapiou, Eleni Kakouri, George I Lambrou, Kostas Bethanis, Petros A Tarantilis
BACKGROUND: Reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species, which are collectively called reactive oxygen nitrogen species, are inevitable by-products of cellular metabolic redox reactions, such as oxidative phosphorylation in the mitochondrial respiratory chain, phagocytosis, reactions of biotransformation of exogenous and endogenous substrata in endoplasmic reticulum, eicosanoid synthesis, and redox reactions in the presence of metal with variable valence. Among medicinal plants there is growing interest in Crocus Sativus L...
March 20, 2018: Current Neuropharmacology
Valérie Poulin, Deirdre R Dawson, Carolina Bottari, Cynthia Verreault, Samantha Turcotte, Alexandra Jean
PURPOSE: To identify and critically appraise the content, readability, reliability and usability of websites providing information for managing cognitive difficulties in everyday life for the families of adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. METHOD: Systematic searches on the Internet for relevant websites were conducted using five search engines, and through consultation of the lists of resources published on websites of traumatic brain injury organizations...
March 22, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
Neha Berry, Saroj Kant Sinha, Anish Bhattacharya, K K Prasad, Chetana Vaishnavi, Kim Vaiphei, Jayanta Samanta, Raghavendra Prasada, Narendra Dhaka, Rakesh Kochhar
BACKGROUND: Disease activity in ulcerative colitis (UC) is best assessed clinically by Mayo score. 18-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computerized tomography (FDG PET-CT) is a noninvasive imaging technique to assess extent, disease activity and response to treatment of UC, especially in high risk population or patients unwilling for endoscopy. AIMS: We conducted a prospective observational study with the aim of assessing and correlating UC disease activity by clinical criteria, endoscopy, histology, serum and fecal biomarkers, and FDG PET-CT...
March 21, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Kyria Jayanne Clímaco Cruz, Ana Raquel Soares de Oliveira, Jennifer Beatriz Silva Morais, Juliana Soares Severo, Priscyla Maria Vieira Mendes, Stéfany Rodrigues de Sousa Melo, Gustavo Santos de Sousa, Dilina do Nascimento Marreiro
Studies have shown the participation of minerals in mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance. Zinc, in particular, seems to play an important role in the secretion and action of this hormone. Therefore, the aim of this review is to understand the role of zinc in increasing insulin sensitivity. We conducted a search of articles published in the PubMed and ScienceDirect database selected from March 2016 to February 2018, using the keywords "zinc," "insulin," "insulin resistance," "insulin sensitivity," and "supplementation...
March 21, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
Feroz A Osmani, Nicholas Bolz, Khalid Odeh, Craig Bearison, Ran Schwarzkopf, Richard Iorio
Background: We sought to develop an objective implant selection guideline based on the ratio of patient body mass index (BMI) to age in order to select implants preoperatively and reduce cost while maintaining quality. The BMI-to-age ratio can be used to distinguish patient demand and select those patients who may benefit from newer technology and higher cost implants and those who would do well with standard-demand implants. Methods: A retrospective analysis investigated the types of implants received by patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty from January 2012 to August 2014...
March 2018: Arthroplasty Today
Clifford D Miles, Scott Westphal, AnnMarie Liapakis, Richard Formica
Purpose: The number of simultaneous liver-kidney transplants (SLKT) performed in the USA has been rising. The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network implemented a new policy governing SLKT that specifies eligibility criteria for candidates to receive a kidney with a liver, and creates a kidney waitlist "safety net" for liver recipients with persistent renal failure after transplant. This review explores potential impacts for liver patients and the kidney waitlist. Recent Findings: Factors that have contributed to the rise in SLKT including Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD)-based allocation, regional sharing for high MELD candidates, and the rising incidence of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis will continue to increase the number of liver transplant candidates with concurrent renal insufficiency...
2018: Current Transplantation Reports
Turki A Al-Ajmi, Khalid H Al-Faryan, Naif F Al-Kanaan, Abdulmalik A Al-Khodair, Thamer H Al-Faryan, Maher I Al-Oraini, Abdulelah F Bassas
Background: Surgical and conservative methods have been reported by various studies for high rates of fracture union and subsequent regain of function among patients with undisplaced or minimally-displaced scaphoid fractures. Hence, this study aims to analyze the best available evidence to comprehend the relative benefits and risks of these therapeutic options. Methods: A systematic search of the literature from different databases and search engines was performed with strict eligibility criteria to obtain the highest quality of evidence...
March 2018: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
Antonio Martínez-Amat, Agustín Aibar-Almazán, Raquel Fábrega-Cuadros, David Cruz-Díaz, José D Jiménez-García, Faustino R Pérez-López, Alexander Achalandabaso, Rafael Barranco-Zafra, Fidel Hita-Contreras
Sarcopenic obesity (SO) represents a major public health concern. Physical activity has been recommended to minimize functional decline in the elderly and it may also be relevant to SO management. The purpose of this systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was to investigate the effects of different exercise modalities, alone or combined with nutritional supplementation, on body composition, muscle strength and physical function in healthy community-dwelling older adults with SO. A literature search was performed using the PubMed, SCOPUS, CINAHL and Cochrane Plus databases...
April 2018: Maturitas
Henry L Nguyen, George F Bonadurer, Megha M Tollefson
Importance: Patients with vascular malformations (VAMs) and vascular overgrowth syndromes have lower health-related quality of life (HRQoL) attributable to social stigmatization, poor mental health, severity, and pain. However, the factors that contribute to this decreased HRQoL are not clear. Objective: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that used validated HRQoL instruments to compare the HRQoL of persons with VAMs with the US general population...
March 21, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
Natalia Lorenzo, Irene Mendez, Mikel Taibo, Gianfranco Martinis, Sara Badia, Guillermo Reyes, Rio Aguilar
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation frequently affects patients with valvular heart disease. Ablation of atrial fibrillation during valvular surgery is an alternative for restoring sinus rhythm. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate mid-term results of successful atrial fibrillation surgical ablation during valvular heart disease surgery, to explore left atrium post-ablation mechanics and to identify predictors of recurrence. METHODS: Fifty-three consecutive candidates were included...
March 19, 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Edward H Liu, Zainab Najarali, Forough Farrokhyar, Laura Banfield, Mark McRae
Posttraumatic enophthalmos due to isolated or complex orbital fractures can contribute to diplopia. Current evidence recommends early repair. However, little is known about the outcome of enophthalmos correction when repair occurs beyond 30 days after trauma. In this systematic review, the authors aim to evaluate the current evidence on functional outcomes after delayed repair of posttraumatic enophthalmos.Two independent assessors undertook a systematic review of the literature using multiple databases. The authors' inclusion criteria identified studies involving patients at least 14 years of age who had surgical correction of persistent enophthalmos 30 days after initial trauma...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Xin Chen, Lianyuan Tao, Chunhui Yuan, Dianrong Xiu
BACKGROUND: There were many reports suggesting that different kinds of tumors can express B7-H4; however, the prognostic value in cancer was still unclearly. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the relationship between overexpression of B7-H4 with the prognostic value in pancreatic cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Ovid, Web of Science, and Chinese research database (including CBM, CNKI, and WAN FANG) were searched for related literature published until October 12, 2017...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Eloise G Harrison, Jennifer L Keating, Prue E Morgan
INTRODUCTION: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sensorimotor disorder characterised by an uncomfortable urge to move the legs. Management is primarily pharmacological. Effects for non-pharmacological, non-surgical options are published but lack systematic examination. OBJECTIVES: To synthesise results of non-pharmacological/non-surgical treatment compared to no-treatment controls or alternative treatment for RLS on any relevant outcome. METHODS: Databases and reference lists of reviews were searched for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing non-pharmacological treatment to alternative or no treatment controls for idiopathic RLS...
March 21, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
Ozge Dokuzlar, Pinar Soysal, Cansu Usarel, Ahmet Turan Isik
INTRODUCTION: Depression is a common and serious healthcare problem for older adults. This study aimed to determine the validity and reliability of GDS-4 and GDS-5 in Turkish, and to establish a new short-form Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) for our population, and also determine the superiority of each short scale to another. METHODS: A total of 437 outpatients were enrolled in the study. A researcher evaluated all participants according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-fifth edition (DSM-5) diagnostic criteria, and then another researcher applied GDS-15 to all participants...
March 21, 2018: International Psychogeriatrics
Paulo M Serôdio, Martin McKee, David Stuckler
OBJECTIVE: To (i) evaluate the extent to which Coca-Cola's 'Transparency Lists' of 218 researchers that it funds are comprehensive; (ii) map all scientific research acknowledging funding from Coca-Cola; (iii) identify those institutions, authors and research topics funded by Coca-Cola; and (iv) use Coca-Cola's disclosure to gauge whether its funded researchers acknowledge the source of funding. DESIGN: Using Web of Science Core Collection database, we retrieved all studies declaring receipt of direct funding from the Coca-Cola brand, published between 2008 and 2016...
March 21, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
Seung Yeol Lee, Hyun Seok, Sang-Hyun Kim, Mingeun Park, Jihoon Kim
Objective: To investigate the immediate therapeutic effects of mental singing while walking intervention on gait disturbances in hemiplegic stroke patients. Methods: Eligible, post-stroke, hemiplegic patients were prospectively enrolled in this study. The inclusion criteria were a diagnosis of hemiplegia due to stroke, and ability to walk more than 10 m with or without gait aids. Each patient underwent structured music therapy sessions comprising 7 consecutive tasks, and were trained to sing in their mind (mental singing) while walking...
February 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
Jean-David Fumet, Aurélie Bertaut, Leila Bengrine, Patricia Lapierre, Julie Vincent, François Ghiringhelli, Nicolas Falvo
Background: Bevacizumab is a recombinant humanized monoclonal immunoglobulin G1 antibody targeting VEGF-A. It is currently used with chemotherapy as the first- or second-line therapy in metastatic colorectal cancer. Previous studies have showed that anti-angiogenic agents decrease capillary density. We evaluated the link between decreased capillary density and the response to bevacizumab-based chemotherapy. Results: Overall, 43 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer treated with first-line bevacizumab-based chemotherapy were enrolled...
February 27, 2018: Oncotarget
Fang Hu, Xiaowei Mao, Yujun Zhang, Xiaoxuan Zheng, Ping Gu, Huimin Wang, Xueyan Zhang
Purpose: To evaluate the clinical value of circulating tumor cells as a surrogate to detect epidermal growth factor receptor mutation in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Methods: We searched the electronic databases, and all articles meeting predetermined selection criteria were included in this study. The pooled sensitivity, specificity, positive likelihood ratio, negative likelihood ratio, and diagnostic odds ratio were calculated. The evaluation indexes of the diagnostic performance were the summary receiver operating characteristic curve and area under the summary receiver operating characteristic curve...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Lanlan Zhang, Chengzhong Wang, Wei Li
Objective: To evaluate clinical efficacy, safety, and tolerability of levetiracetam as mono- or adjunctive therapy in the treatment of children and adolescents with epilepsy. Materials and methods: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials published from January 2007 to December 2016 in the databases Web of Science, Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, and PubMed, Bing, Baidu, Google Scholar, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and Wanfang Data...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
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