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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535561/effectiveness-of-lateral-decubitus-position-for-preventing-post-dural-puncture-headache-a-meta-analysis
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Andres Zorrilla-Vaca, Jeetinder Kaur Makkar
BACKGROUND: Post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) is a relatively common complication of lumbar punctures for spinal anesthesia or neurologic diagnosis. For many years, a high number of drugs has been evaluated to treat PDPH, yet there is a minority to prevent this complication. The lateral decubitus position instead of sitting position during lumbar puncture has become an interesting approach because of its feasibility and patient satisfaction. OBJECTIVES: In this meta-analysis we hypothesized that lateral decubitus position is an effective manner to prophylactically reduce the incidence of PDPH...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535547/the-effectiveness-of-manual-therapy-for-relieving-pain-stiffness-and-dysfunction-in-knee-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Qinguang Xu, Bei Chen, Yueyi Wang, Xuezong Wang, Dapeng Han, Daofang Ding, Yuxin Zheng, Yuelong Cao, Hongsheng Zhan, Yao Zhou
BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is the most common form of arthritis, leading to pain disability in seniors and increased health care utilization. Manual therapy is one widely used physical treatment for KOA. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and adverse events (AEs) of manual therapy compared to other treatments for relieving pain, stiffness, and physical dysfunction in patients with KOA. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis of manual therapy for KOA...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535358/effectiveness-of-peers-in-delivering-programs-or-motivating-older-people-to-increase-their-participation-in-physical-activity-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Elissa Burton, Kaela Farrier, Keith D Hill, Jim Codde, Phil Airey, Anne-Marie Hill
The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effectiveness of peers to deliver programs or encourage older people to be physically active and improve physical outcomes. Peer reviewed articles published in English between January 1976 and June 2016, retrieved from six databases according to the predefined inclusion criteria were included. Where possible results were pooled and meta-analyses conducted. Eighteen articles were included in the review, a total of 3,492 intervention participants, average age 66...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535332/interventions-for-treating-anxiety-after-stroke
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Peter Knapp, C Alexia Campbell Burton, John Holmes, Jenni Murray, David Gillespie, C Elizabeth Lightbody, Caroline L Watkins, Ho-Yan Y Chun, Sharon R Lewis
BACKGROUND: Approximately 20% of stroke patients experience clinically significant levels of anxiety at some point after stroke. Physicians can treat these patients with antidepressants or other anxiety-reducing drugs, or both, or they can provide psychological therapy. This review looks at available evidence for these interventions. This is an update of the review first published in October 2011. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to assess the effectiveness of pharmaceutical, psychological, complementary, or alternative therapeutic interventions in treating stroke patients with anxiety disorders or symptoms...
May 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535331/computer-and-mobile-technology-interventions-for-self-management-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Catherine McCabe, Margaret McCann, Anne Marie Brady
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterised by airflow obstruction due to an abnormal inflammatory response of the lungs to noxious particles or gases, for example, cigarette smoke. The pattern of care for people with moderate to very severe COPD often involves regular lengthy hospital admissions, which result in high healthcare costs and an undesirable effect on quality of life. Research over the past decade has focused on innovative methods for developing enabling and assistive technologies that facilitate patient self-management...
May 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535255/tea-and-coffee-consumption-in-relation-to-dna-methylation-in-four-european-cohorts
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Weronica E Ek, Elmar W Tobi, Muhammad Ahsan, Erik Lampa, Erica Ponzi, Soterios A Kyrtopoulos, Panagiotis Georgiadis, L H Lumey, Bastiaan T Heijmans, Maria Botsivali, Ingvar A Bergdahl, Torgny Karlsson, Mathias Rask-Andersen, Domenico Palli, Erik Ingelsson, Åsa K Hedman, Lena M Nilsson, Paolo Vineis, Lars Lind, James M Flanagan, Åsa Johansson
Lifestyle factors, such as food choices and exposure to chemicals, can alter DNA methylation and lead to changes in gene activity. Two such exposures with pharmacologically active components are coffee and tea consumption. Both coffee and tea has been suggested to play an important role in modulating disease-risk in humans by suppressing tumour progression, decreasing inflammation and influencing estrogen metabolism. These mechanisms may be mediated by changes in DNA methylation.To investigate if DNA methylation in blood is associated with coffee and tea consumption we performed a genome-wide DNA methylation study for coffee and tea consumption in four European cohorts (N = 3,096)...
May 23, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535157/a-meta-analysis-of-cxcl12-expression-for-cancer-prognosis
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Harsh Samarendra, Keaton Jones, Tatjana Petrinic, Michael A Silva, Srikanth Reddy, Zahir Soonawalla, Alex Gordon-Weeks
BACKGROUND: CXCL12 (SDF1) is reported to promote cancer progression in several preclinical models and this is corroborated by the analysis of human tissue specimens. However, the relationship between CXCL12 expression and cancer survival has not been systematically assessed. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that evaluated the association between CXCL12 expression and cancer survival. RESULTS: Thirty-eight studies inclusive of 5807 patients were included in the analysis of overall, recurrence-free or cancer-specific survival, the majority of which were retrospective...
May 23, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534649/a-meta-analytical-comparison-of-atenolol-with-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-on-arterial-stiffness-peripheral-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-in-hypertensive-patients
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Hong Xie, Gaoqing Luo, Yong Zheng, Feng Peng, Liangdi Xie
OBJECTIVES: This meta-analysis of randomized parallel controlled trials was designed to compare the efficacy of atenolol with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) in changing pulse wave velocity (PWV), peripheral blood pressure and heart rate (HR) among patients with essential hypertension. METHODS: This study was conducted according to the PRISMA guideline. Data collection was independently completed by two investigators. Statistical analyses were completed by Stata software (v12...
May 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534382/meta-meta-analysis-a-paradigm-in-the-case-of-surgical-publications
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Georgios C Sotiropoulos, Nikolaos Machairas, Stylianos Kykalos, Paraskevas Stamopoulos, Anastasia Prodromidou, Athanasios Katsargyris
PURPOSE: Meta-analyses are considered to provide level I-II evidence. Based on this premise, several statements have been developed to standardize guidelines and optimize results. The purpose of this study was to investigate the quality of the information delivered by meta-analyses. METHODS: Meta-analyses published in Annals of Surgery during an 11-year period were reviewed whereas individual publications of each meta-analysis were assessed. An Excel database encompassing 29 parameters was constructed based on the Quality of Reporting of Meta-analyses (QUOROM) statement...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534272/braf-mutation-is-associated-with-an-improved-survival-in-glioma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Huy Gia Vuong, Ahmed M A Altibi, Uyen N P Duong, Hanh T T Ngo, Thong Quang Pham, Kar-Ming Fung, Lewis Hassell
Newly emerged molecular markers in gliomas provide prognostic values beyond the capabilities of histologic classification. BRAF mutation, especially BRAF V600E, is common in a subset of gliomas and may represent a potential prognostic marker. The aim of our study is to investigate the potential use of BRAF mutations on prognosis of glioma patients. Four electronic databases were searched for potential articles, including PubMed, Scopus, ISI Web of Science, and Virtual Health Library (VHL). Data of hazard ratio (HR) for overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) were directly obtained from original papers or indirectly estimated from Kaplan Meier curve (KMC)...
May 22, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534127/genetics-of-triglycerides-and-the-risk-of-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Jacqueline S Dron, Robert A Hegele
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Plasma triglycerides are routinely measured with a lipid profile, and elevated plasma triglycerides are commonly encountered in the clinic. The confounded nature of this trait, which is correlated with numerous other metabolic perturbations, including depressed high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), has thwarted efforts to directly implicate triglycerides as causal in atherogenesis. Human genetic approaches involving large-scale populations and high-throughput genomic assessment under a Mendelian randomization framework have undertaken to sort out questions of causality...
July 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534014/primiparous-singleton-women-with-endometriosis-have-an-increased-risk-of-preterm-birth-meta-analyses
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Sun-Gyeong Kim, Hui-Gyeong Seo, Yun-Sook Kim
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the association between women with endometriosis and risk of preterm birth. METHODS: Two reviewers independently determined all prospective cohort study, retrospective cohort study, large population based cohort study, retrospective secondary analysis, and double blinded, multicentric, observational and cohort study, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial published using PubMed, Medline, Korea Education and Research Information Service, and Scopus from March 1994 through February 2016 without language restrictions comparing obstetric outcomes women with endometriosis and women without endometriosis...
May 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533909/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-variceal-bleeding
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Ihteshamul Haq, Dhiraj Tripathi
Acute haemorrhage from ruptured gastroesophageal varices is perhaps the most serious consequence of uncontrolled portal hypertension in cirrhotic patients. It represents a medical emergency and is associated with a high morbidity and mortality. In those who survive the initial bleeding event, the risks of further bleeding and other decompensated events remain high. The past 30 years have seen a slow evolution of management strategies that have greatly improved the chances of surviving a variceal haemorrhage...
May 2017: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533558/investigating-the-causal-effect-of-smoking-on-hay-fever-and-asthma-a-mendelian-randomization-meta-analysis-in-the-carta-consortium
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Tea Skaaby, Amy E Taylor, Rikke K Jacobsen, Lavinia Paternoster, Betina H Thuesen, Tarunveer S Ahluwalia, Sofus C Larsen, Ang Zhou, Andrew Wong, Maiken E Gabrielsen, Johan H Bjørngaard, Claudia Flexeder, Satu Männistö, Rebecca Hardy, Diana Kuh, Sarah J Barry, Line Tang Møllehave, Charlotte Cerqueira, Nele Friedrich, Tobias N Bonten, Raymond Noordam, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Christian Taube, Leon E Jessen, Alex McConnachie, Naveed Sattar, Mark N Upton, Charles McSharry, Klaus Bønnelykke, Hans Bisgaard, Holger Schulz, Konstantin Strauch, Thomas Meitinger, Annette Peters, Harald Grallert, Ellen A Nohr, Mika Kivimaki, Meena Kumari, Uwe Völker, Matthias Nauck, Henry Völzke, Chris Power, Elina Hyppönen, Torben Hansen, Torben Jørgensen, Oluf Pedersen, Veikko Salomaa, Niels Grarup, Arnulf Langhammer, Pål R Romundstad, Frank Skorpen, Jaakko Kaprio, Marcus R Munafò, Allan Linneberg
Observational studies on smoking and risk of hay fever and asthma have shown inconsistent results. However, observational studies may be biased by confounding and reverse causation. Mendelian randomization uses genetic variants as markers of exposures to examine causal effects. We examined the causal effect of smoking on hay fever and asthma by using the smoking-associated single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs16969968/rs1051730. We included 231,020 participants from 22 population-based studies. Observational analyses showed that current vs never smokers had lower risk of hay fever (odds ratio (OR) = 0·68, 95% confidence interval (CI): 0·61, 0·76; P < 0·001) and allergic sensitization (OR = 0·74, 95% CI: 0·64, 0·86; P < 0·001), but similar asthma risk (OR = 1·00, 95% CI: 0·91, 1·09; P = 0·967)...
May 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533491/prognostic-significance-of-anti-diabetic-medications-in-pancreatic-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#15
Dong-Chu Zhou, Hui Gong, Chong-Qing Tan, Jian-Quan Luo
The role of anti-diabetic medications in pancreatic cancer remains conflicting. We carried out a systematic search of Pubmed and Embase databases for studies published before August 2016, which assessed the associations between anti-diabetic medications (metformin, sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones and insulin) intake and pancreatic cancer prognosis. Hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were estimated using the random-effects model. The primary outcomes of interest were overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS)...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533474/weekly-low-dose-versus-three-weekly-high-dose-cisplatin-for-concurrent-chemoradiation-in-locoregionally-advanced-non-nasopharyngeal-head-and-neck-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-aggregate-data
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Petr Szturz, Kristien Wouters, Naomi Kiyota, Makoto Tahara, Kumar Prabhash, Vanita Noronha, Ana Castro, Lisa Licitra, David Adelstein, Jan B Vermorken
BACKGROUND: Three-weekly high-dose cisplatin (100 mg/m(2)) is considered the standard systemic regimen given concurrently with postoperative or definitive radiotherapy in locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (LA-SCCHN). However, due to unsatisfactory patient tolerance, various weekly low-dose schedules have been increasingly used in clinical practice. The aim of this meta-analysis was to compare the efficacy, safety, and compliance between these two approaches...
May 22, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533425/brms1gene-expressionmay-be-associated-with-clinico-pathological-features-of-breast-cancer
#17
Li-Zhong Lin, Miao-Guo Cai, Yue-Chu Dai, Zhi-Bao Zheng, Fang-Fang Jiang, Li-Li Shi, Yin Pan, Han-Bing Song
Our aim is to investigate whether or not the breast cancer metastasis suppressor 1 ( BRMS1 ) gene expression is directly linked to clinico-pathological features of breast cancer. Following a stringent inclusion and exclusion criteria, case-control studies with associations between BRMS1 and breast cancer were selected from articles obtained by way of searches conducted through an electronic database. All statistical analyses were performed with Stata 12.0 (Stata Corp, College Station, TX, USA). Ultimately, 1,263 patients with breast cancer were found in a meta-analysis retrieved from a total that included 12 studies...
May 22, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533160/cancer-treatment-side-effects-a-meta-analysis-of-the-relationship-between-response-expectancies-and-experience
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REVIEW
Elise J Devlin, Linley A Denson, Hayley S Whitford
CONTEXT: Although previous research has, overall, suggested a moderate relationship between response expectancies (REs) and cancer treatment-related side-effects, empirical results have been mixed. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to further explore these relationships, hypothesizing that REs would predict subsequent toxicities with the inclusion of more recent studies, across a broader range of side-effects, while incorporating the impact of potential moderators including patients' experience with treatment and measurement methods...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533112/where-arithmetic-and-phonology-meet-the-meta-analytic-convergence-of-arithmetic-and-phonological-processing-in-the-brain
#19
Courtney Pollack, Nicole C Ashby
Arithmetic facts can be solved using different strategies. Research suggests that some arithmetic problems, particularly those solved by fact retrieval, are related to phonological processing ability and elicit activity in left-lateralized brain regions that support phonological processing. However, it is unclear whether common brain regions support both retrieval-based arithmetic and phonological processing, and if these regions differ across children and adults. This study used activation likelihood estimation to investigate functional neural overlap between arithmetic and phonological processing, separately for children and adults...
May 10, 2017: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532614/evidence-based-medicine-was-bound-to-fail-a-report-to-alvan-feinstein
#20
Giovanni A Fava
John Ioannidis has provided a lucid account, in the form of a report to David Sackett, of how evidence-based medicine (EBM) was hijacked to serve vested interests: major randomized controlled trials are largely done by and for the benefit of the industry; meta-analyses and guidelines are flooded with conflicts of interest; national and federal research funds are unable to address basic clinical questions. Nonetheless, EBM would remain a worthwhile goal. In this paper, in the form of a report to Alvan Feinstein, it is argued that current developments were largely predictable...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
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