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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550627/association-between-antithrombotic-drug-use-before-chronic-subdural-haematoma-and-outcome-after-drainage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Michael T C Poon, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman
In view of their age and vascular co-morbidities, people are often taking an antithrombotic drug when diagnosed with chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH). It is unclear whether antithrombotic use at CSDH diagnosis, or resumption afterwards, is associated with recurrent CSDH or vaso-occlusive events. We systematically reviewed the literature for studies reporting CSDH recurrence or vaso-occlusive events after drainage of CSDH associated with antithrombotic drug use. We searched Medline 1946-2016 and Embase 1974-2016 inclusive for cohort studies reporting the risk of CSDH recurrence or vaso-occlusive events after CSDH associated with antithrombotic (anticoagulant or antiplatelet) drug use...
May 26, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550611/-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-of-malignancy-in-patients-with-paraneoplastic-neurological-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
REVIEW
Ana María García Vicente, Roberto C Delgado-Bolton, Mariano Amo-Salas, Jesús López-Fidalgo, Ana Paula Caresia Aróztegui, José Ramón García Garzón, Javier Orcajo Rincón, María José García Velloso, María de Arcocha Torres, Soledad Alvárez Ruíz
PURPOSE: The detection of occult cancer in patients suspected of having a paraneoplastic neurological syndrome (PNS) poses a diagnostic challenge. The aim of our study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the diagnostic performance of FDG PET for the detection of occult malignant disease responsible for PNS. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature (MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, and DARE) was undertaken to identify studies published in any language...
May 27, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550468/probing-the-contractile-vacuole-as-achilles-heel-of-the-biotrophic-grapevine-pathogen-plasmopara-viticola
#3
Viktoria Tröster, Tabea Setzer, Thomas Hirth, Anna Pecina, Andreas Kortekamp, Peter Nick
The causative agent of Grapevine Downy Mildew, the oomycete Plasmopara viticola, poses a serious threat to viticulture. In the current work, the contractile vacuole of the zoospore is analysed as potential target for novel plant protection strategies. Using a combination of electron microscopy, spinning disc confocal microscopy, and video differential interference contrast microscopy, we have followed the genesis and dynamics of this vacuole required during the search for the stomata, when the non-walled zoospore is exposed to hypotonic conditions...
May 26, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550093/causal-effect-of-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-type-1-on-coronary-heart-disease
#4
REVIEW
Ci Song, Stephen Burgess, John D Eicher, Christopher J O'Donnell, Andrew D Johnson
BACKGROUND: Plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) plays an essential role in the fibrinolysis system and thrombosis. Population studies have reported that blood PAI-1 levels are associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). However, it is unclear whether the association reflects a causal influence of PAI-1 on CHD risk. METHODS AND RESULTS: To evaluate the association between PAI-1 and CHD, we applied a 3-step strategy. First, we investigated the observational association between PAI-1 and CHD incidence using a systematic review based on a literature search for PAI-1 and CHD studies...
May 26, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550029/pulmonary-function-changes-after-radiotherapy-for-lung-or-esophageal-cancer-a-systematic-review-focusing-on-dose-volume-parameters
#5
Anne G H Niezink, Renske A de Jong, Christina T Muijs, Johannes A Langendijk, Joachim Widder
BACKGROUND: Despite technical developments in treatment delivery, radiation-induced lung toxicity (RILT) remains a crucial problem in thoracic radiotherapy. Clinically based RILT scores have their limitations, and more objective measures such as pulmonary functions tests (PFTs) might help to improve treatment strategies. PURPOSE: To summarize the available evidence about the effect of dose to the lung in thoracic radiotherapy on forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and diffusion capacity (DLCO) in patients with lung and esophageal cancer treated with curative intent...
May 26, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550009/digital-support-interventions-for-the-self-management-of-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review
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Barbara I Nicholl, Louise F Sandal, Mette J Stochkendahl, Marianne McCallum, Nithya Suresh, Ottar Vasseljen, Jan Hartvigsen, Paul J Mork, Per Kjaer, Karen Søgaard, Frances S Mair
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is a common cause of disability and is ranked as the most burdensome health condition globally. Self-management, including components on increased knowledge, monitoring of symptoms, and physical activity, are consistently recommended in clinical guidelines as cost-effective strategies for LBP management and there is increasing interest in the potential role of digital health. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to synthesize and critically appraise published evidence concerning the use of interactive digital interventions to support self-management of LBP...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549931/methodological-systematic-review-identifies-major-limitations-in-prioritisation-processes-for-updating
#7
L Martínez García, H Pardo-Hernandez, C Superchi, E Niño de Guzman, M Ballesteros, N Ibargoyen Roteta, E McFarlane, M Posso, M Roqué I Figuls, R Rotaeche Del Campo, A J Sanabria, A Selva, I Solà, R W M Vernooij, P Alonso-Coello
OBJECTIVE: To identify and describe strategies to prioritise the updating of systematic reviews (SRs), health technology assessments (HTAs), or clinical guidelines (CGs). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We conducted a SR of studies describing one or more methods to prioritise SRs, HTAs, or CGs for updating. We searched MEDLINE (PubMed, from 1966 to August 2016) and The Cochrane Methodology Register (The Cochrane Library, Issue 8 2016). We handsearched abstract books, reviewed reference lists, and contacted experts...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548616/pediatric-superior-semicircular-canal-dehiscence-illustrative-case-and-systematic-review
#8
Carlito Lagman, Vera Ong, Lawrance K Chung, Lekaa Elhajjmoussa, Christina Fong, Anthony C Wang, Quinton Gopen, Isaac Yang
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to present an illustrative case of pediatric superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD) and to systematically review the current published literature in the pediatric population. METHODS An electronic search of the Scopus, Web of Science, PsycINFO, Cochrane, and Embase databases was performed by 2 independent authors through January 2017. Search term combinations included "pediatrics," "children," "canal," and "dehiscence." Inclusion criteria were as follows: English, full-text clinical studies, case reports, and case series describing pediatric patient(s) (younger than 18 years) with CT evidence of SSCD...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547674/diagnostic-accuracy-of-various-modalities-relative-to-open-bone-biopsy-for-detection-of-long-bone-posttraumatic-osteomyelitis
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Vivek Chadayammuri, Benoit Herbert, Jiandong Hao, Andreas Mavrogenis, Juan C Quispe, Ji Wan Kim, Heather Young, Mark Hake, Cyril Mauffrey
BACKGROUND: Long bone posttraumatic osteomyelitis (PTOM) is a relatively common complication following surgical fixation of open fractures. There is a lacking consensus on ideal strategies for diagnostic evaluation of long bone PTOM. While open bone biopsy and culture is considered the 'gold diagnostic standard,' its cost and invasiveness are often prohibitive and have prompted the search for alternate diagnostic methods. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of various diagnostic modalities relative to open bone biopsy and culture for the detection of long bone PTOM...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547318/a-systematic-review-of-alpha-2-agonists-for-sedation-in-mechanically-ventilated-neurocritical-care-patients
#10
Alexandre Tran, Henrietta Blinder, Brian Hutton, Shane W English
The use of sedative medications is commonplace in intensive care units (ICUs) and an invaluable clinical tool for the intensive care physician. Sedation for critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients provides an opportunity to reduce anxiety, discomfort as well as ventilator intolerance and dyssynchrony. Alpha-2 agonists in particular have become increasingly popular for use in the neurocritical care population due to their proposed effectiveness in facilitating examinations and procedures as well as reducing the need for adjunctive agents...
May 25, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546713/current-concepts-of-epigenetics-in-testicular-cancer
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REVIEW
Alfredo Harb-De la Rosa, Meenakkshy Manoharan, Ahmed Saeed Goolam
Testicular germ cell tumors (GCTs) are characterized into seminomas (SGCTs) and non-seminomatous testicular germ cell tumors (NSGCTs). Serum tumor markers (STMs) play an important role in testicular cancer as they provide useful information for diagnosis, staging, and detection of recurrence. Nonetheless, additional tumor markers for early diagnosis and therapeutic options are required to enhance specificity of serological diagnosis of testes cancers. Epigenetics is defined as inherited changes in gene expression that are not encoded in the DNA structure...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546052/status-report-from-norway-implementation-of-patient-involvement-in-norwegian-health-care
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Jürgen Kasper, Anne Regine Lager, Markus Rumpsfeld, Simone Kienlin, Kristine Hoel Smestad, Tone Bråthen, Holly Ankell, Tore Knutsen, Rune Kløvtveit, Pål Gulbrandsen, Per Olav Vandvik, Anja Fog Heen, Signe Flottorp, Geir Tollåli, Øystein Eiring
Norway has traditionally high standards regarding civil rights particularly emphasizing equal access to societal resources including health care. This background and the health care system's centralized national organization make it perfectly suited for implementation of shared decision making (SDM). In recent years, great efforts have been made by policy- makers, regional health authorities and not least the patients to facilitate a process of change in health communication culture. SDM is currently even given highest priority in health care strategies on all system levels...
May 22, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545621/risk-prediction-models-for-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-accompanying-cardiac-catheterization-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
David W Allen, Bryan Ma, Kelvin C Leung, Michelle M Graham, Neesh Pannu, Mouhieddin Traboulsi, David Goodhart, Merril L Knudtson, Matthew T James
BACKGROUND: Identification of patients at risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is valuable for targeted prevention strategies accompanying cardiac catheterization. METHODS: We searched MedLine and EMBASE for articles that developed or validated a clinical prediction model for CI-AKI or dialysis after angiography or percutaneous coronary intervention. Random effects meta-analysis was used to pool c-statistics of models. Heterogeneity was explored using stratified analyses and meta-regression...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545569/identifying-high-quality-medical-education-websites-in-otolaryngology-a-guide-for-medical-students-and-residents
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Nathan Yang, Sarah Hosseini, Marco A Mascarella, Meredith Young, Nancy Posel, Kevin Fung, Lily H P Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Learners often utilize online resources to supplement formalized curricula, and to appropriately support learning, these resources should be of high quality. Thus, the objectives of this study are to develop and provide validity evidence supporting an assessment tool designed to assess the quality of educational websites in Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery (ORL-HNS), and identify those that could support effective web-based learning. METHODS: After a literature review, the Modified Education in Otolaryngology Website (MEOW) assessment tool was designed by a panel of experts based on a previously validated website assessment tool...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545312/strategies-to-improve-fertilisation-rates-with-assisted-conception-a-systematic-review
#15
Yadava Bapurao Jeve, Neelam Potdar, Jane A Blower, Tarek Gelbaya
Successful fertilisation is one of the key steps determining success of assisted conception. Various factors including sperm or oocyte pathology and environmental factors have a significant impact on fertilisation rates. This systematic review is aimed to evaluate the existing evidence about factors affecting fertilisation and strategies to improve fertilisation rates. A literature search was performed using Ovid MEDLINE ® (Jan 1950-April 2016), EMBASE (Jan 1950-April 2016), Ovid OLDMEDLINE ®, Pre-MEDLINE (Jan 1950-April 2016) and the Cochrane Library...
May 26, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545227/potential-use-of-chemoprotectants-against-the-toxic-effects-of-cyanotoxins-a-review
#16
REVIEW
Remedios Guzmán-Guillén, María Puerto, Daniel Gutiérrez-Praena, Ana I Prieto, Silvia Pichardo, Ángeles Jos, Alexandre Campos, Vitor Vasconcelos, Ana M Cameán
Cyanobacterial toxins, particularly microcystins (MCs) and cylindrospermopsin (CYN), are responsible for toxic effects in humans and wildlife. In order to counteract or prevent their toxicity, various strategies have been followed, such as the potential application of chemoprotectants. A review of the main substances evaluated for this aim, as well as the doses and their influence on cyanotoxin-induced toxicity, has been performed. A search of the literature shows that research on MCs is much more abundant than research on CYN...
May 23, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544768/examining-practical-nursing-experiences-to-discover-ways-in-which-to-retain-and-invigorate-the-remaining-functions-of-the-elderly-with-a-demented-and-complex-disability-in-nursing-homes
#17
Min-Sun Park, Sun-Young Lim, Eun-Young Kim, Su-Jung Lee, Sung-Ok Chang
AIM: The bedridden elderly with moderate-to-severe dementia account for a large proportion of the residents in nursing homes and form a specialized group requiring customized care in order to encourage their remaining functions, which determine the quality of their residual life. The purpose of this study was to search for ways to invigorate and foster the remaining functions of this complex-disability group, based on practical nursing strategies in nursing homes. METHODS: The qualitative thematic analysis was done by conducting in-depth interviews with 29 nurses working at 11 different nursing homes in South Korea...
May 23, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544356/older-people-s-experiences-of-falling-and-perceived-risk-of-falls-in-the-community-a-narrative-synthesis-of-qualitative-research
#18
REVIEW
Siobhan Gardiner, Margaret Glogowska, Catherine Stoddart, Sarah Pendlebury, Daniel Lasserson, Debra Jackson
AIM: To examine qualitative research exploring older people's experiences of falling and the perceived risk of falling in the community. This will contribute new insights into how falling is perceived by the older community. BACKGROUND: Falls are a major problem for older people and healthcare services across the world. Accidental falls in the community are a persistent problem that is generally recognised as an intrinsic risk of ageing. This review provides a new synthesis of evidence that considers older people's perception of falls in the community as new insights are needed if the increasing problems of falls are to be addressed...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544294/factors-affecting-the-timeliness-and-adequacy-of-haematuria-assessment-in-bladder-cancer-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Brian Ngo, Marlon Perera, Nathan Papa, Damien Bolton, Shomik Sengupta
OBJECTIVES: To review the literature to identify factors affecting haematuria assessment in bladder cancer. METHODS: We performed a systematic review in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Publications indexed in EMBASE and Medline (PubMed) in March 2016 were searched, using the keywords 'hematuria', 'urinary bladder neoplasm(s)' and 'bladder tumor'. Studies evaluating the timeliness and adequacy of haematuria assessment in the context of bladder cancer were included...
May 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543355/nurse-versus-physician-led-care-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-trials
#20
REVIEW
Fengqiu Gong, Xiaojun Chen, Yaoye Wu, Dianye Yao, Lihong Xie, Qiuyi Ouyang, Ping Wang, Gang Niu
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of nurse-led care for obstructive sleep apnoea compared with physician-led care. BACKGROUND: The incidence of obstructive sleep apnoea is increasing worldwide. There is a need for cost-effective care models to ease off the pressure on tertiary care centres and divert care to the community. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: We searched major electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, AMED, British Nursing Index, CINAHL, HMIC, PsycINFO, Health Business Elite and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials CENTRAL) from inception till December 2016 using a structured search strategy for all randomised trials evaluating nurse-led treatment interventions for adults with obstructive sleep apnoea compared with physician-led ones...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
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