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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103638/music-interventions-for-acquired-brain-injury
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Wendy L Magee, Imogen Clark, Jeanette Tamplin, Joke Bradt
BACKGROUND: Acquired brain injury (ABI) can result in impairments in motor function, language, cognition, and sensory processing, and in emotional disturbances, which can severely reduce a survivor's quality of life. Music interventions have been used in rehabilitation to stimulate brain functions involved in movement, cognition, speech, emotions, and sensory perceptions. An update of the systematic review published in 2010 was needed to gauge the efficacy of music interventions in rehabilitation for people with ABI...
January 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103581/diagnostic-and-prognostic-utilities-of-humoral-fibulin-3-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-evidence-from-a-meta-analysis
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Dongxu Pei, Yongwei Li, Xinwei Liu, Sha Yan, Xiaolan Guo, Xiaona Xu, Xiaoxia Guo
Fibulin-3 has emerged as a promising novel biomarker in conforming or monitoring malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). This study sought to evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic efficacies of humoral fibulin-3 for MPM. Seven eligible publications comprising 468 MPM cases for diagnosis, and 138 for prognosis were identified. Results manifested that humoral fibulin-3 sustained a pooled sensitivity of 0.62 (95% CI: 0.45-0.77) and specificity of 0.82 (95% CI: 0.73-0.89) in discriminating MPM patients from cancer-free individuals, corresponding to an AUC (area under the curve) of 0...
January 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103573/prognostic-role-of-metformin-intake-in-diabetic-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-an-updated-qualitative-evidence-of-cohort-studies
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Lili Du, Mingli Wang, Yingying Kang, Bo Li, Min Guo, Zhifeng Cheng, Changlong Bi
Several observational studies have shown that metformin can modify the risk and survival of colorectal cancer (CRC) in patients with diabetes mellitus, although the magnitude of this relationship has not been determined. We conducted an updated systematic review and meta-analysis to analyze the association between metformin and CRC mortality and searched relevant databases up to July 2016. The primary outcome was overall survival (OS). Secondary outcomes were cancer-specific survival (CS) and disease-free survival (DFS)...
January 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102874/cardiorespiratory-hospitalisation-and-mortality-reductions-after-smoking-bans-in-switzerland
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Ana M Vicedo-Cabrera, Martin Röösli, Dragana Radovanovic, Leticia Grize, Fabienne Witassek, Christian Schindler, Laura Perez
INTRODUCTION: Smoking bans are considered one of the most effective policies to reduce population exposure to tobacco smoke and prevent adverse health outcomes. However, evidence on the effect of contextual variables on the effectiveness of smoking bans is still lacking. AIMS: The patchwork of cantonal smoke-free laws in Switzerland was used as a quasi-experimental setting to assess changes after their introduction in: hospitalisations and mortality due to cardiorespiratory diseases in adults; total hospitalisations and hospitalisations due to respiratory disorders in children; and the modifying effects of contextual factors and the effectiveness of the laws...
January 19, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102773/the-optimal-duration-of-anticoagulant-therapy-after-unprovoked-venous-thromboembolism-still-a-challenging-issue
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Giovanna Elmi, Giuseppe Di Pasquale, Raffaele Pesavento
As about 50 % of patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) will develop new episodes after discontinuing therapy, indefinite treatment is suggested in patients with low or moderate bleeding risk. Baseline and post-baseline factors can help clinicians to identify patients at high risk of recurrence, who require extended treatment. Residual vein obstruction and D-dimer assay have been shown to be suitable methods for assessing the risk of VTE recurrences after a first unprovoked VTE. In treatment for VTE the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) is growing instead of the standard adjusted dose of vitamin K antagonists...
January 19, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102615/comparative-effectiveness-of-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-options-for-the-patient-undergoing-total-hip-and-knee-replacement-a-network-meta-analysis
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A Kapoor, A Ellis, N Shaffer, J Gurwitz, A Chandramohan, J Saulino, A Ishak, T Okubanjo, F Michota, E Hylek, T A Trikalinos
: Essentials Despite trial data, guidelines have not endorsed direct oral Xa inhibitors above other options. We provide profiles of venous thromboembolism and hemorrhage risk for 12 options. Direct oral Xa inhibitors had a favorable profile compared with low-molecular-weight heparin. Other options did not have favorable profiles compared with low-molecular-weight heparin. SUMMARY: Background There are numerous trials and several meta-analyses comparing venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis options after total hip and knee replacement (THR and TKR)...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102493/a-meta-analysis-of-working-memory-impairments-in-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Ya Wang, Yi-Bing Zhang, Lu-Lu Liu, Ji-Fang Cui, Jing Wang, David H K Shum, Therese van Amelsvoort, Raymond C K Chan
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by executive dysfunction, and working memory (WM) comprises one core component of executive function. Many studies have investigated WM impairments in individuals with ASD, however, a conclusive agreement has not been reached. The present study provided a meta-analytic review of WM impairments in individuals with ASD and evaluated potential moderating variables of this problem. Twenty-eight studies were included in this study, and the participants comprised 819 individuals with ASD and 875 healthy controls...
January 19, 2017: Neuropsychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102488/performance-and-side-effects-of-supplementation-with-n-acetylcysteine-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kate Rhodes, Andrea Braakhuis
BACKGROUND: N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) is a promising antioxidant supplement with potential as an acute strategy to enhance performance in elite sport, but there are concerns about its side effects with high doses. OBJECTIVE: To review the current literature and evaluate the effects of NAC supplementation on sport performance and the risk of adverse effects. METHODS: The literature up to May 2016 was searched on MEDLINE (PubMed), EMBASE, SPORTDiscus, Google Scholar and Scopus databases to identify all studies investigating the effects of NAC supplementation on exercise performance and/or side effects experienced...
January 19, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102361/effectiveness-and-tolerability-of-different-recommended-doses-of-ppis-and-h2ras-in-gerd-network-meta-analysis-and-grade-system
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Chao Zhang, Joey S W Kwong, Rui-Xia Yuan, Hao Chen, Chang Xu, Yi-Pin Wang, Gong-Li Yang, Jin-Zhu Yan, Le Peng, Xian-Tao Zeng, Hong Weng, Jie Luo, Yu-Ming Niu
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine-2-receptor antagonists (H2RAs) are used for gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD); however, the clinical evidence for treatment is poor. We evaluated the effectiveness and tolerability of different doses of PPIs, H2RAs and placebo in adults with GERD. Six online databases were searched through September 1, 2016. All related articles were included and combined with a Bayesian network meta-analysis from randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The GRADE systems were employed to assess the main outcome...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102100/a-systematic-review-the-influence-of-real-time-feedback-on-wheelchair-propulsion-biomechanics
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Andrew Symonds, Giulia Barbareschi, Stephen Taylor, Catherine Holloway
BACKGROUND: Clinical guidelines recommend that, in order to minimize upper limb injury risk, wheelchair users adopt a semi-circular pattern with a slow cadence and a large push arc. OBJECTIVES: To examine whether real time feedback can be used to influence manual wheelchair propulsion biomechanics. REVIEW METHODS: Clinical trials and case series comparing the use of real time feedback against no feedback were included. A general review was performed and methodological quality assessed by two independent practitioners using the Downs and Black checklist...
January 19, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102091/obesity-related-insulin-resistance-in-adolescents-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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P Thota, F R Perez-Lopez, V A Benites-Zapata, V Pasupuleti, A V Hernandez
Insulin resistance is common among obese adolescents; however, the extent of this problem is not clear. We conducted a systematic review of PubMed-Medline, CINAHL, The Web of Science, EMBASE and Scopus for observational studies evaluating components defining insulin resistance (insulin, C-peptide and homeostatic model assessment-insulin resistance [HOMA-IR]) in obese adolescents (12-18 years) versus non-obese adolescents. Our systematic review and meta-analysis followed the PRISMA guidelines. Data were combined using a random-effects model and summary statistics were calculated using the mean differences (MDs)...
January 19, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101887/abiraterone-or-enzalutamide-in-advanced-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-an-indirect-comparison
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Akhil Chopra, Mina Georgieva, Gilberto Lopes, Chong Ming Yeo, Benjamin Haaland
BACKGROUND: To perform a comparative effectiveness analyses between enzalutamide and abiraterone acetate in both the pre-docetaxel and post-docetaxel settings based on published phase III randomized trials. METHODS: The primary measure of efficacy was the posterior probability that enzalutamide outperforms abiraterone acetate (AA) with prednisone in terms of overall survival (OS) on average. Indirect meta-estimates were generated from four randomized studies in the context of a Bayesian hierarchical model with study-specific efficacy estimates meta-analyzed on the log scale...
January 19, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101745/emotional-awareness-in-depressive-and-anxiety-symptoms-in-youth-a-meta-analytic-review
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Lena Sendzik, Johanna Ö Schäfer, Andrea C Samson, Eva Naumann, Brunna Tuschen-Caffier
Emotion regulation is assumed to play an important role in depressive and anxiety symptoms in youth. However, the role of core components of emotion regulation, such as emotional awareness, is not well understood so far. Thus this meta-analysis aimed to examine the relationship between depressive and anxiety symptoms with emotional awareness in youth. A systematic literature search (PsycINFO, Medline, Google Scholar) identified 21 studies, from which 34 effect sizes were extracted. Results from random effects models showed that difficulties in emotional awareness were significantly correlated with a medium effect size for each, depressive and anxiety symptoms separately, and for their combined effects (overall outcome)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101641/volumetric-growth-rates-of-meningioma-and-its-correlation-with-histological-diagnosis-and-clinical-outcome-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Daniel M Fountain, Wai Cheong Soon, Tomasz Matys, Mathew R Guilfoyle, Ramez Kirollos, Thomas Santarius
INTRODUCTION: Tumour growth has been used to successfully predict progression-free survival in low-grade glioma. This systematic review sought to establish the evidence base regarding the correlation of volumetric growth rates with histological diagnosis and potential to predict clinical outcome in patients with meningioma. METHODS: This systematic review was conducted according to the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) guidelines...
January 18, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101350/tp53-mutation-is-associated-with-a-poor-clinical-outcome-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-evidence-from-a-meta-analysis
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Jincui Gu, Yanbin Zhou, Lixia Huang, Weijun Ou, Jian Wu, Shaoli Li, Junwen Xu, Jinlun Feng, Baomo Liu
A number of studies have examined the association between tumor protein 53 (TP53) mutations and the clinical outcome in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), although these have yielded conflicting results. In the present study, electronic databases updated to September 2015 were searched to find relevant studies. A meta-analysis was performed on the eligible studies, which quantitatively evaluated the association between the TP53 mutations and the survival of patients with NSCLC. Subgroup and sensitivity analyses were performed...
December 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101302/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
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REVIEW
Stefano Caruso, Franco Franceschini, Alberto Patriti, Franco Roviello, Mario Annecchiarico, Graziano Ceccarelli, Andrea Coratti
Phase III evidence in the shape of a series of randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses has shown that laparoscopic gastrectomy is safe and gives better short-term results with respect to the traditional open technique for early-stage gastric cancer. In fact, in the East laparoscopic gastrectomy has become routine for early-stage gastric cancer. In contrast, the treatment of advanced gastric cancer through a minimally invasive way is still a debated issue, mostly due to worries about its oncological efficacy and the difficulty of carrying out an extended lymphadenectomy and intestinal reconstruction after total gastrectomy laparoscopically...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100911/variants-on-chromosome-4q21-near-pkd2-and-siblings-are-associated-with-dental-caries
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Scott Eckert, Eleanor Feingold, Margaret Cooper, Michael M Vanyukov, Brion S Maher, Rebecca L Slayton, Marcia C Willing, Steven E Reis, Daniel W McNeil, Richard J Crout, Robert J Weyant, Steven M Levy, Alexandre R Vieira, Mary L Marazita, John R Shaffer
A recent genome-wide association study (GWAS) for dental caries nominated the chromosomal region 4q21 near ABCG2, PKD2 and the SIBLING (small integrin-binding ligand N-linked glycoprotein) gene family. In this investigation, we followed up and fine-mapped this region using a tag-SNP (single-nucleotide polymorphism) approach in 13 age- and race-stratified samples from 6 independent studies (N=4089). Participants were assessed for dental caries via intraoral examination and 49 tag-SNPs were genotyped capturing much of the variation in the 4q21 locus...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100721/meta-analysis-of-timing-of-endovascular-aneurysm-treatment-in-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-inconsistent-results-of-early-treatment-within-1-day
#18
Sapna Rawal, Paula Alcaide-Leon, R Loch Macdonald, Gabriel J E Rinkel, J Charles Victor, Timo Krings, Moira K Kapral, Andreas Laupacis
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To systematically review and meta-analyse the data on impact of timing of endovascular treatment in aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) to determine if earlier treatment is associated with improved clinical outcomes and reduced case fatality. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Cochrane database, EMBASE and Web of Science to identify studies for inclusion. The measures of effect utilised were unadjusted/adjusted ORs. Effect estimates were combined using random effects models for each outcome (poor outcome, case fatality); heterogeneity was assessed using the I(2) index...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100630/a-multivariable-prediction-model-for-pegvisomant-dosing-monotherapy-and-in-combination-with-long-acting-somatostatin-analogues
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Sanne Elisabeth Franck, Tim Korevaar, Patrick Petrossians, Adrian F Daly, Philippe Chanson, Marielise Jaffrian-Rea, Thierry Brue, Günter K Stalla, Davide Carvalho, Annamaria Anita Livia Colao, Vasik Hana, Brigitte Delemer, Carmen Fajardo Montañana, A J Van der Lely, Albert Beckers, Sebastian J C M M Neggers
BACKGROUND: Effective treatment of acromegaly with pegvisomant (PEGV), a growth hormone receptor antagonist, requires an appropriate dose titration. PEGV doses vary widely among individual patients, and various covariates may affect its dosing and pharmacokinetics. OBJECTIVE: To identify predictors of the PEGV dose required to normalize insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) levels during PEGV monotherapy and in combination with long-acting somatostatin analogues (LA-SSAs)...
January 18, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100605/urine-24-hour-sodium-excretion-decreased-between-1953-and-2014-in-japan-but-estimated-intake-still-exceeds-the-who-recommendation
#20
Ken Uechi, Minami Sugimoto, Satomi Kobayashi, Satoshi Sasaki
BACKGROUND: Accurate monitoring of sodium intake is necessary for evaluating strategies used to reduce sodium intake. However, no repeat survey has been conducted in representative populations in Japan to examine trends in sodium intake with the use of 24-h urinary sodium excretion, a standard evaluation method for sodium intake monitoring. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine potential trends in sodium intake by examining previous reports of 24-h urinary sodium excretion in healthy Japanese adult populations...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
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