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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786894/the-prognostic-role-of-phase-angle-in-advanced-cancer-patients-a-systematic-review
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Mayane Marinho Esteves Pereira, Mariana Dos Santos Campello Queiroz, Nathália Masiero Cavalcanti de Albuquerque, Juliana Rodrigues, Emanuelly Varea Maria Wiegert, Larissa Calixto-Lima, Livia Costa de Oliveira
Phase angle (PA) is a ratio between the reactance and resistance obtained by bioelectric impedance analysis and has been interpreted as a cell membrane integrity indicator and a predictor of total body cell mass. A low PA may suggest deterioration of the cell membrane, which in advanced cancer patients may result in a reduced overall survival (OS). This systematic review sought to investigate the current evidence regarding whether there is an association between PA and OS in patients with advanced cancer (ie, metastatic disease)...
May 22, 2018: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786633/the-effect-of-nitrate-supplementation-on-exercise-tolerance-and-performance-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Gavin P Van De Walle, Matthew D Vukovich
Van De Walle, GP and Vukovich, MD. The effect of nitrate supplementation on exercise tolerance and performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Strength Cond Res 32(6): 1796-1808, 2018-The purpose of this article was to systematically review the current literature and evaluate the overall efficacy of nitrate supplementation on exercise tolerance and performance by meta-analysis. Studies were eligible for inclusion if they met the following criteria: (a) were an experimental trial published in an English peer-reviewed journal; (b) compared the effects of inorganic nitrate consumption with a non-bioactive supplement control or placebo; (c) used a quantifiable measure of exercise performance; and (d) was carried out in apparently healthy participants without disease...
June 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786050/diagnostic-performance-of-intestinal-fusobacterium-nucleatum-in-colorectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Bo-Jian Peng, Chuang-Yu Cao, Wei Li, Yong-Jian Zhou, Yuan Zhang, Yu-Qiang Nie, Yan-Wen Cao, Yu-Yuan Li
Background: Increasing evidence has supported the link of intestinal Fusobacterium nucleatum infection to colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the value of F. nucleatum as a biomarker in CRC detection has not been fully defined. In order to reduce the random error and bias of individual research, this meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of intestinal F. nucleatum in CRC patients and provide evidence-based data to clinical practice. Methods: An article search was performed from PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science databases up to December 2017, using the following key words: "Fusobacterium nucleatum", "Fusobacterium spp...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785952/diagnostic-accuracy-of-point-of-care-natriuretic-peptide-testing-for-chronic-heart-failure-in-ambulatory-care-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kathryn S Taylor, Jan Y Verbakel, Benjamin G Feakins, Christopher P Price, Rafael Perera, Clare Bankhead, Annette Plüddemann
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care natriuretic peptide tests in patients with chronic heart failure, with a focus on the ambulatory care setting. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Ovid Medline, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Embase, Health Technology Assessment Database, Science Citation Index, and Conference Proceedings Citation Index until 31 March 2017...
May 21, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785120/association-between-nr5a2-and-the-risk-of-pancreatic-cancer-especially-among-caucasians-a-meta-analysis-of-case-control-studies
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Qun Chen, Hao Yuan, Guo-Dong Shi, Yang Wu, Dong-Fang Liu, Yu-Ting Lin, Lei Chen, Wan-Li Ge, Kuirong Jiang, Yi Miao
Background: Previous studies have reported that nuclear receptor subfamily 5, group A, member 2 (NR5A2) polymorphisms (rs3790843 G>A, rs3790844 T>C, rs12029406 C>T) are associated with the risk of pancreatic cancer. However, the results of epidemiological investigations are still controversial. In order to explore its potential attributing factors, we pooled the updated literatures to evaluate the association between NR5A2 polymorphism and the risk of pancreatic cancer in this meta-analysis...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785080/prognostic-impact-of-the-red-cell-distribution-width-in-esophageal-cancer-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Wei-Yu Xu, Xiao-Bo Yang, Wen-Qin Wang, Yi Bai, Jun-Yu Long, Jian-Zhen Lin, Jian-Ping Xiong, Yong-Chang Zheng, Xiao-Dong He, Hai-Tao Zhao, Xin-Ting Sang
AIM: To clarify the previous discrepant conclusions, we performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the prognostic value of red cell distribution width (RDW) in esophageal cancer (EC). METHODS: We searched the PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane Library databases to identify clinical studies, followed by using STATA version 12.0 for statistical analysis. Studies that met the following criteria were considered eligible: (1) Studies including EC patients who underwent radical esophagectomy; (2) studies including patients with localized disease without distant metastasis; (3) studies including patients without preoperative neoadjuvant therapy; (4) studies including patients without previous antiinflammatory therapies and with available preoperative laboratory outcomes; (5) studies reporting association between the preoperative RDW and overall survival (OS)/disease-free survival (DFS)/cancer-specific survival (CSS); and (6) studies published in English...
May 21, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784193/adjuvant-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-targeted-therapy-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-pooled-analysis
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REVIEW
Maxine Sun, Lorenzo Marconi, Tim Eisen, Bernard Escudier, Rachel H Giles, Naomi B Haas, Lauren C Harshman, David I Quinn, James Larkin, Sumanta K Pal, Thomas Powles, Christopher W Ryan, Cora N Sternberg, Robert Uzzo, Toni K Choueiri, Axel Bex
CONTEXT: Contradictory data exist with regard to adjuvant vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR)-targeted therapy in surgically managed patients for localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC). OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate the current evidence regarding the therapeutic benefit (disease-free survival [DFS] and overall survival [OS]) and grade 3-4 adverse events (AEs) for adjuvant VEGFR-targeted therapy for resected localized RCC. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A critical review of PubMed/Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane Library in January 2018 according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) statement was performed...
May 18, 2018: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782482/trauma-patients-are-safe-to-fly-72-hours-after-tube-thoracostomy-removal
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David Zonies, Joel Elterman, Christopher Burns, Vincent Paul, John Oh, Jeremy Cannon
BACKGROUND: Current recommendations for safe air travel following traumatic pneumothorax are 2-3 weeks after radiographic resolution. These recommendations are based on several small observational studies and expert consensus which cite a theoretical risk of recurrence and hypoxia due to decreased oxygen tension at altitude. We sought to systematically study the timing of chest drain removal after traumatic pneumothorax and risk of recurrence in relation to air travel. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of consecutively admitted patients who sustained a traumatic chest injury treated with tube thoracostomy over a 5-year period was undertaken...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782354/criteria-to-identify-a-potential-deceased-organ-donor-a-systematic-review
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Janet E Squires, Mary Coughlin, Kristin Dorrance, Stefanie Linklater, Michaël Chassé, Jeremy M Grimshaw, Sam D Shemie, Sonny Dhanani, Gregory A Knoll
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the global published literature defining a potential deceased organ donor and identifying clinical triggers for deceased organ donation identification and referral. DATA SOURCES: Medline and Embase databases from January 2006 to September 2017. STUDY SELECTION: All published studies containing a definition of a potential deceased organ donor and/or clinical triggers for referring a potential deceased organ donor were eligible for inclusion...
May 18, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782304/role-of-in-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-in-the-analysis-of-melanocytic-lesions
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Elena-Daniela Serban, Francesca Farnetani, Giovanni Pellacani, Maria Magdalena Constantin
Worldwide melanoma incidence and mortality are increasing (1). Despite the ongoing research, advanced melanoma is still incurable; therefore, the most appropriate solution seems to be early detection combined with complete surgical excision (2). Since the diagnostic protocol of suspicious lesions includes a complete excision with safety margins (2), the problem of unnecessary scarring is significant. The real challenge in this case is to have a properly formulated diagnosis before acquiring a biopsy. Currently available non-invasive techniques are coherence tomography, digital dermoscopy, and reflectance confocal microscopy...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782209/practical-assessment-and-management-of-vulnerabilities-in-older-patients-receiving-chemotherapy-asco-guideline-for-geriatric-oncology
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Supriya G Mohile, William Dale, Mark R Somerfield, Mara A Schonberg, Cynthia M Boyd, Peggy S Burhenn, Beverly Canin, Harvey Jay Cohen, Holly M Holmes, Judith O Hopkins, Michelle C Janelsins, Alok A Khorana, Heidi D Klepin, Stuart M Lichtman, Karen M Mustian, William P Tew, Arti Hurria
Purpose To provide guidance regarding the practical assessment and management of vulnerabilities in older patients undergoing chemotherapy. Methods An Expert Panel was convened to develop clinical practice guideline recommendations based on a systematic review of the medical literature. Results A total of 68 studies met eligibility criteria and form the evidentiary basis for the recommendations. Recommendations In patients ≥ 65 years receiving chemotherapy, geriatric assessment (GA) should be used to identify vulnerabilities that are not routinely captured in oncology assessments...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782201/positional-and-dimensional-temporomandibular-joint-changes-after-correction-of-posterior-crossbite-in-growing-patients-a-systematic-review
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Mohamed T Ellabban, Ahmed I Abdul-Aziz, Mona M Salah Fayed, Mai H AboulFotouh, Ehab S Elkattan, Mushira M Dahaba
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the positional and dimensional temporomandibular joint (TMJ) changes after correction of posterior crossbite in growing patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic unrestricted search was done in six databases until June 27, 2017. A manual search in the reference lists of the included studies and gray literature was also performed. The eligibility criteria included randomized controlled trials and prospective nonrandomized controlled clinical trials and a sample of growing subjects with posterior crossbite that required maxillary expansion...
May 22, 2018: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781869/utilizing-facebook-and-automated-telephone-calls-to-increase-adoption-of-a-local-smoke-alarm-installation-program
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Shannon Frattaroli, Eric Schulman, Eileen M McDonald, Elise C Omaki, Wendy C Shields, Vanya Jones, William Brewer
CONTEXT: Innovative strategies are needed to improve the prevalence of working smoke alarms in homes. To our knowledge, this is the first study to report on the effectiveness of Facebook advertising and automated telephone calls as population-level strategies to encourage an injury prevention behavior. OBJECTIVE: We examine the effectiveness of Facebook advertising and automated telephone calls as strategies to enroll individuals in Baltimore City's Fire Department's free smoke alarm installation program...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781791/the-facilitators-and-challenges-of-dying-at-home-with-dementia-a-narrative-synthesis
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Caroline Mogan, Mari Lloyd-Williams, Karen Harrison Dening, Christopher Dowrick
BACKGROUND: It is reported that, given the right support, most people would prefer to die at home, yet a very small minority of people with dementia do so. At present, knowledge gaps remain on how best to support end-of-life care at home for people with dementia. AIM: To identify and understand the challenges and facilitators of providing end-of-life care at home for people with dementia. DESIGN: Narrative synthesis of qualitative and quantitative data...
June 2018: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781326/progression-free-survival-with-endocrine-based-therapies-following-progression-on-non-steroidal-aromatase-inhibitor-among-postmenopausal-women-with-hr-her2-metastatic-breast-cancer-a-network-meta-analysis
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Rajeev Ayyagari, Derek Tang, Oscar Patterson-Lomba, Zhou Zhou, Jipan Xie, David Chandiwana, Anand A Dalal, Polly Ann Niravath
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the comparative efficacy of currently available endocrine-based therapies (ETs) for postmenopausal women with HR+/HER2- mBC after NSAI progression. DESIGN: network meta-analysis (NMA) Methods: Randomized clinical trials of ETs for HR+/HER2- mBC were identified via a systematic literature review using Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and key conference proceedings. All trials met the following inclusion criteria: 1) included women with HR+/HER2- mBC, 2) previous treatment with ETs or chemotherapy as first-line therapy, 3) treatment with ET as monotherapy or in combination with targeted therapy, 4) PFS was reported, and 5) published in 2007 (when HER2 testing became standardized) or later...
May 21, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780031/adolescent-self-consent-for-vaccinations-protocol-for-a-mixed-methods-systematic-review
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Harriet Fisher, Matthew Hickman, John Macleod, Suzanne Audrey
INTRODUCTION: The recent global expansion of routine adolescent vaccination programmes has the potential to protect young people against the acquisition of infectious disease and improve their health. Although in many countries the legal framework supports young people to provide consent for medical interventions if they are considered competent, written parental consent can act as a barrier to uptake as it is frequently a condition of adolescent vaccination programmes. The aim of this systematic review protocol is to document the methods which will be used to identify, appraise and synthesise the available qualitative and quantitative evidence to address: (1) whether implementation of adolescent self-consent procedures can increase vaccination uptake and (2) the barriers and facilitators to implementation of adolescent self-consent procedures...
May 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780026/teaching-the-relationship-between-health-and-climate-change-a-systematic-scoping-review-protocol
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Tasnime Osama, David Brindley, Azeem Majeed, Kris A Murray, Hiral Shah, Mel Toumazos, Michelle Van Velthoven, Josip Car, Glenn Wells, Edward Meinert
INTRODUCTION: The observed and projected impacts of climate change on human health are significant. While climate change has gathered global momentum and is taught frequently, the extent to which the relationships between climate change and health are taught remains uncertain. Education provides an opportunity to create public engagement on these issues, but the extent to which historical implementation of climate health education could be leveraged is not well understood. To address this gap, we propose to conduct a scoping review of all forms of teaching that have been used to illustrate the health effects of climate change between 2005 and 2017, coinciding with a turning point in the public health and climate change agendas following the 2005 Group of 7/8 (G7/8) Summit...
May 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779951/is-the-paradigm-hf-cohort-representative-of-the-real-world-heart-failure-patient-population
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Gustavo Rodrigues, António Tralhão, Carlos Aguiar, Pedro Freitas, António Ventosa, Miguel Mendes
INTRODUCTION: A new drug with prognostic impact on heart failure, sacubitril/valsartan, has been introduced in current guidelines. However, randomized trial results can be compromised by lack of representativeness. We aimed to assess the representativeness of the PARADIGM-HF trial in a real-world population of patients with heart failure. METHODS: We reviewed the records of 196 outpatients followed in a heart failure clinic between January 2013 and December 2014...
May 17, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779822/associations-of-hyperosmolar-medications-administered-via-nasogastric-or-nasoduodenal-tubes-and-feeding-adequacy-food-intolerance-and-gastrointestinal-complications-amongst-critically-ill-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Evertine Wesselink, Kristine W A C Koekkoek, Martijn Looijen, Dick A van Blokland, Renger F Witkamp, Arthur R H van Zanten
BACKGROUND: Adequate nutrition is essential during critical illness. However, providing adequate nutrition is often hindered by gastro-intestinal complications, including feeding intolerance. It is suggested that hyperosmolar medications could be causally involved in the development of gastro-intestinal complications. The aims of the present study were 1) to determine the osmolality of common enterally administered dissolved medications and 2) to study the associations between nasogastric and nasoduodenal administered hyperosmolar medications and nutritional adequacy as well as food intolerance and gastro-intestinal symptoms...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779811/do-dietetic-patients-in-a-regional-area-attend-a-drop-in-diabetes-outpatient-clinic-proof-of-concept-observational-study
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Clare Byrne, Rachel Roth, Julianne Donnelly, Gill Dicker, Michelle Palmer
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Drop-in clinics may be an alternative patient-centred approach to traditional appointment systems. However patient uptake in Allied Health settings is unknown. Given the limited literature, this observational prospective project tested whether patients with diabetes would present to a drop-in clinic, and whether the types and volume of patients would change due to introduction of a drop-in clinic. METHODS: Alongside a referral-based booked individual appointment service (standard care (SC)), a drop-in clinic was introduced allowing patients to present without appointment...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
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