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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240960/variant-rs2200733-and-rs10033464-on-chromosome-4q25-are-associated-with-increased-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-catheter-ablation-evidence-from-a-meta-analysis
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Jiake He, Wengen Zhu, Yang Yu, Jinzhu Hu, Kui Hong
BACKGROUND: Common genetic polymorphisms at chromosome 4q25 were associated with increased susceptibility to atrial fibrillation (AF). However, it remained controversial whether these variants could be used as risk predictors for AF recurrence after catheter ablation. We therefore performed a meta-analysis to quantify the association between rs2200733 C>T/rs10033464 G>T and AF recurrence. METHODS: Relevant studies were systematically retrieved from PubMed, Web of science, Elsevier database and Cochrane library through November 2016...
December 14, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240461/clinicopathological-significance-of-bmi-1-overexpression-in-esophageal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Jihong Liu, Kai Liu, Xianli Jiang, Xueli Wang, Yunzhao Chen, Xiaobin Cui, Lijuan Pang, Shugang Li, Chunxia Liu, Hong Zou, Lan Yang, Jin Zhao, Yan Qi, Jian Ming Hu, Feng Li
AIM: The clinicopathological effects of Bmi-1 expression in esophageal cancer remain widely disputed. Our aim was to clarify this relationship. METHODS: Available studies were retrieved from diverse databases. Review Manager 5.3 and Stata 12.0 software were used to identify correlations between Bmi-1 expression and the clinicopathological features of esophageal cancer. RESULTS: From 16 studies, 1523 esophageal cancer patients were analyzed...
December 14, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238875/pepsin-in-saliva-as-a-diagnostic-biomarker-in-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jing Wang, Yu Zhao, Jianjun Ren, Yang Xu
OBJECTIVE: Pepsin in saliva has been proposed as a biomarker for the diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), but the results remain controversial. We assessed the diagnostic value of pepsin in saliva for LPR. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science were searched for studies in English that evaluated the utility of pepsin in saliva in the diagnosis of LPR, published up to 15 March 2017. We used Stata 12.0 to summarize the diagnostic indexes for the meta-analysis...
December 13, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238492/the-prevalence-of-visual-disorders-in-iranian-students-a-meta-analysis-study-and-systematic-review
#4
Kambiz Keshavarz, Parvin Angha, Fatemeh Sayehmiri, Kourosh Sayemiri, Masood Yasemi
Background: Visual defects have dramatic effects on health, self-esteem, and educational function of students, and delayed diagnosis will cause complications, like academic failure and psychologic disorders. Objective: The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence of ocular disorders in Iranian students in a systematic review. Methods: We searched databases, including PubMed, SID, Magiran, Google Scholar, and Iranmedex using the following keywords in Persian and English: disorders, vision, amblyopia, refractive errors, astigmatism, student, and Iran with all the possible combinations, important, chief, and sensitive words...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238477/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-iran-a-meta-analysis
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Rahim Ostovar, Faezeh Kiani, Fatemeh Sayehmiri, Masood Yasemi, Yazdan Mohsenzadeh, Yousof Mohsenzadeh
Background: Metabolic syndrome) MetS( is a complex risk factor which increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. There are many studies with various populations and results about the prevalence of MetS in Iran; in order to authenticate these studies and have an overall estimation of its prevalence in Iran, performing a meta-analysis seems to be necessary. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of MetS and its components in Iran via meta-analysis method...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238434/predictors-of-achieving-recommended-daily-physical-activity-among-anesthesiologists-at-a-large-tertiary-care-academic-center
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Vesela P Kovacheva, Lawrence C Tsen
Background: The goal of the current study was to determine if the daily work patterns of anesthesiologists meet the recommended daily levels of activity. Methods: Attending and resident anesthesiologists at a tertiary academic center were invited to participate. The subjects wore a pedometer during five regular clinical days at work and recorded the number of steps walked. The participants also completed the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) during one regular week...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234435/baduanjin-exercise-for-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Junmao Wen, Tong Lin, Yinhe Cai, Qianying Chen, Yuexuan Chen, Yueyi Ren, Senhui Weng, Boqing Wang, Shuliang Ji, Wei Wu
Objective: To investigate the effects of Baduanjin exercise for type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods: Literature retrieval was performed in several databases, including PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, CNKI, Wanfang Data Information Site, CBM, and VIP from inception to April 2017. Randomized controlled trials on evaluating the effects of Baduanjin exercise were identified. The primary outcomes were glycosylated hemoglobin, fasting blood-glucose, and postprandial plasma glucose...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233952/epidemiological-study-of-mortality-rate-from-alcohol-and-illicit-drug-abuse-in-iran
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Seyed Mohammad Sadegh Ghoreishi, Fatemeh Shahbazi, Seyed Davood Mirtorabi, Mohammad Reza Ghadirzadeh, Seyed Saeed Hashemi Nazari
BACKGROUND: The estimate of mortality associated with illicit opiate use provides useful information to those directing and monitoring local, national and international policies and programs. This study investigated the epidemiology of mortality due to the illegal consumption of narcotics and psychotropic substances in the Iran to provide evidence-based public health data for useful programs and actions aimed at preventing drug-related mortality. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233126/positive-prognostic-value-of-her2-her3-co-expression-and-p-mtor-in-gastric-cancer-patients
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Guo-Dong Cao, Ke Chen, Bo Chen, Mao-Ming Xiong
BACKGROUND: The HER2-HER3 heterodimer significantly decreases survival in breast cancer patients. However, the prognostic value of HER2-HER3 overexpression remains unknown in gastric cancer (GC). METHODS: The expression levels of HER2, HER3, Akt, p-Akt, mTOR and p-mTOR were examined in specimens from 120 GC patients by immunohistochemistry and quantitative reverse transcription-PCR. The associations of HER proteins, PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway-related proteins, clinicopathological features of GC, and overall survival (OS) were assessed...
December 12, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233108/association-between-risk-of-asthma-and-gene-polymorphisms-in-chi3l1-and-chia-a-systematic-meta-analysis
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Yanting Zhu, Xin Yan, Cui Zhai, Lan Yang, Manxiang Li
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have indicated that chitinase 3-like 1 (CHI3L1) gene rs4950928 polymorphism and acidic mammalian chitinase (AMCase or CHIA) gene rs10494132 polymorphism are associated with the risk of asthma. However, the results are inconsistent because of small sample size and varied ethnicity and age in studies. Therefore, a systematic meta-analysis was important to clarify the effect of CHI3L1 rs4950928 polymorphism and CHIA rs10494132 variant on asthma risk. METHODS: An electronic literature search was conducted to identify all the eligible studies...
December 12, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227998/the-value-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-antigen-scca-to-determine-the-lymph-nodal-metastasis-in-cervical-cancer-a-meta-analysis-and-literature-review
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Ziqi Zhou, Wenbo Li, Fuquan Zhang, Ke Hu
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic power of CT or MRI on the lymph node status was limited. Supplement measurements were needed to assist the diagnosis of lymph node metastasis. The SCCa was reported to be close related to lymph node status. But currently the clinical value of serum SCCa measurement in lymph node status has not been clearly defined. This meta-analysis was to investigate this topic on a large scale. METHOD: Searching the Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane library, CNKI and Wanfang database for SCC-Ag/SCCA/SCC-antigen and cervical cancer/tumor/carcinoma/neoplasm published in any language from Jan 1 1990 to Aug 1 2017...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227165/sex-hormone-binding-globulin-an-important-biomarker-for-predicting-pcos-risk-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ritu Deswal, Arun Yadav, Amita Suneja Dang
Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) is a glycoprotein which regulates bioavailability of sex steroid hormones. Interest in SHBG has escalated in recent years because of its inverse association with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes type II. This meta-analysis was performed to examine the associations of SHBG with PCOS and to correlate serum SHBG levels with various PCOS associated endocrine and metabolic dysregulation as well as to determine the effects of various therapeutic agents on serum SHBG levels in PCOS patients in order to assess the true accuracy of SHBG in the prediction of PCOS...
December 11, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225950/is-living-in-a-gas-flaring-host-community-associated-with-being-hypertensive-evidence-from-the-niger-delta-region-of-nigeria
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Omosivie Maduka, Charles Tobin-West
Background: Researchers have linked gas flaring to climate change, the hastening of the epidemiological transition and an upsurge in the prevalence of non-communicable diseases. We sought to determine if a relationship exists between residing in a gas-flaring host community and hypertension. Methods: We conducted an analytical cross-sectional household survey among residents of 600 households in three gas-flaring and three non-gas-flaring host communities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225476/association-between-the-il-6-gene-polymorphism-and-tuberculosis-risk-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hao Wang, Caishuang Pang, Ni Zeng, Chun Wan, Yongchun Shen, Fuqiang Wen
Background: The gene polymorphism of interleukin-6 (IL-6) has been shown to be implicated in tuberculosis susceptibility in many studies, but with conflicting results. This study aimed to provide more accurate estimation of the relationship between IL-6 gene polymorphism and tuberculosis risk through a meta-analysis. Method: A literature search was performed in PubMed, EMBASE, and other databases. Data were retrieved, and pooled odds ratio (OR) with 95% CI were calculated...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224014/diagnostic-ureteroscopy-prior-to-radical-nephroureterectomy-for-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-increased-the-risk-of-intravesical-recurrence
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Ping Tan, Nan Xie, Lu Yang, Liangren Liu, Zhuang Tang, Qiang Wei
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of diagnostic ureteroscopy (URS) prior to radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) on intravesical recurrence (IVR) in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search of the Medline, Embase, PubMed, and Cochrane library was performed in August 2017. Cumulative analyses of available hazard ratios (HRs) and their 95% CI were conducted using Stata version 12.0. RESULTS: Eleven studies including 4,057 participants were included, with a total of 1,403 patients diagnosed with IVR during the follow-up period...
December 8, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223713/diagnostic-values-of-dce-mri-and-dsc-mri-for-differentiation-between-high-grade-and-low-grade-gliomas-a-comprehensive-meta-analysis
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Jianye Liang, Dexiang Liu, Peng Gao, Dong Zhang, Hanwei Chen, Changzheng Shi, Liangping Luo
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to collect the studies on the role of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) and dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI (DSC-MRI) in differentiating the grades of gliomas, and evaluate the diagnostic performances of relevant quantitative parameters in glioma grading. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We systematically searched studies on the diagnosis of gliomas with DCE-MRI or DSC-MRI in Medline, PubMed, China National Knowledge Infrastructure database, Cochrane Library, and Embase published between January 2005 and December 2016...
December 6, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221217/the-association-between-human-papillomavirus-infection-and-lung-cancer-a-system-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Wei-Min Xiong, Qiu-Ping Xu, Xu Li, Ren-Dong Xiao, Lin Cai, Fei He
To estimate the global attributable fraction of human papillomavirus (HPV) in lung cancer, we provided updated information through a system review and meta-analysis. We did a literature search on PubMed, Ovid and Web of Science to identify case-control studies and cohort studies that detected HPV in lung carcinomas. We included studies that tested 30 or more cases and were published before Feb 28, 2017. We collected information about gender, smoking status, HPV detection methods, HPV types, materials and clinical features...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217937/are-past-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-associated-with-maternal-anxiety-and-depressive-symptoms-in-a-sample-of-currently-pregnant-women
#18
Amanuel Alemu Abajobir, Rosa Alati, Steve Kisely, Jake Moses Najman
Background: There has been a great deal of concern about the mental health of women whose pregnancies involve miscarriage, termination of a pregnancy (ToP), child death or where a child has been given up for adoption. Despite this concern there has been remarkably little population-based research which has addressed the long-term consequences of pregnancy loss and child death. This study investigated the maternal mental health consequences of women whose pregnancies involve miscarriage, ToP, child death or where a child has been given up for adoption at two different time points, adjusting for socio-demographic characteristics and baseline mental health...
July 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215127/midwives-in-england-and-in-italy-two-realities-compared
#19
C Dell'Omodarme, G Bocci, G Troiano, S Rossi, L Kundisova, N Nante, L Alaimo
BACKGROUND: Midwives have the responsibility to provide assistance to pregnant women for non-complicated deliveries. The aim of this study was to identify the distinctive features of midwives in Italy and in England in order to provide interesting comparisons. METHODS: From September to October 2015 we administered an online questionnaire to groups of Italian and English midwives. The questionnaire was composed by a part trying to collect the sociodemographic information and a second part to define the attitudes of care and the type of approach to birth and degree of attained professional autonomy...
January 2018: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214669/tooth-loss-and-its-relationship-with-protein-intake-by-elderly-brazilians-a-structural-equation-modelling-approach
#20
Rafael A Bomfim, Luciana B de Souza, José E Corrente
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at assessing the relationship between self-perceived tooth loss and wearing dentures, on the one hand, and the consumption of protein, on the other hand, among the elderly population of Botucatu, SP. Food consumption tends to decrease with ageing, especially protein intake, and one of the causes could be the precariousness of oral health. Several risk factors associated with deficient dietary protein intake have been identified, namely greater physical dependence, reduced caloric intake and food insecurity, but no studies have analysed whether tooth loss and prostheses interfere with protein intake...
December 7, 2017: Gerodontology
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