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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235189/predictors-of-smoking-cessation-during-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Muhammad Riaz, Sarah Lewis, Felix Naughton, Michael Ussher
AIM: To identify factors found in the research literature to be associated with smoking cessation in pregnancy. METHODS: Electronic searches of the bibliographic databases of PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Elsevier, Scopus and ISI Web of Science were conducted to April 2017. All studies reporting factors associated with smoking cessation or continuing smoking during pregnancy were included and systematically reviewed, irrespective of study design. The Newcastle Ottawa Quality Assessment Scale was used to assess the study quality...
December 13, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234813/hormone-therapy-for-the-primary-prevention-of-chronic-conditions-in-postmenopausal-women-evidence-report-and-systematic-review-for-the-us-preventive-services-task-force
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Gerald Gartlehner, Sheila V Patel, Cynthia Feltner, Rachel Palmieri Weber, Rachel Long, Kelly Mullican, Erin Boland, Linda Lux, Meera Viswanathan
Importance: Postmenopausal status coincides with increased risks for chronic conditions such as heart disease, osteoporosis, cognitive impairment, or some types of cancers. Previously, hormone therapy was used for the primary prevention of these chronic conditions. Objective: To update evidence for the US Preventive Services Task Force on the benefits and harms of hormone therapy in reducing risks for chronic conditions. Data Sources: MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and trial registries from June 1, 2011, through August 1, 2016...
December 12, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234553/gait-deficits-under-dual-task-conditions-in-the-concussed-adolescent-and-young-athlete-population-a-systematic-review
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Larisa Grants, Bailey Powell, Cody Gessel, Faith Hiser, Amy Hassen
Background: There are no current sport concussion assessments that capture the effects of dual-task conditions on gait. Multiple studies have evaluated changes, but none have comprehensively examined literature related to the adolescent and young adult population.Purpose: The purpose of this systematic review is to synthesize documented changes in gait under dual-task conditions in adolescents and young adults after sustaining a concussion.Study Design: Systematic Review. Methods: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) was consulted to guide this systematic review...
December 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234528/critical-appraisal-of-literature-comparing-minimally-invasive-extraperitoneal-and-transperitoneal-radical-prostatectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Panagiotis Kallidonis, Bhavan Prasad Rai, Hasan Qazi, Roman Ganzer, Minh Do, Anja Dietel, Evangelos Liatsikos, Nabi Ghulam, Iason Kyriazis, Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg
Objectives: To systematically review studies comparing extraperitoneal (E-RP) and transperitoneal minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (T-RP). Methods: The systematic review was performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines in September 2015. Several databases were searched including Medline and Scopus. Only studies comparing E-RP and T-RP (either laparoscopic or robot-assisted approach) were evaluated...
December 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234089/impact-of-treatment-on-resting-cerebral-blood-flow-and-metabolism-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-a-meta-analysis
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A L van der Straten, D Denys, G A van Wingen
Neurobiological models of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) posit that its clinical symptoms such as repetitive thoughts and behaviors are related to hyperactivity in the cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical (CSTC) circuit. Small scale neuroimaging studies have shown that treatment of OCD is associated with reduced activity across different brain structures within this circuitry. We performed the first meta-analysis of positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) studies that investigated cerebral blood flow or glucose metabolism in patients with OCD before and after pharmacological or psychological treatment...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233949/association-between-sult1a1-arg213his-rs9282861-polymorphism-and-risk-of-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mohammad Forat-Yazdi, Mohammadali Jafari, Saeed Kargar, Seyed Mojtaba Abolbaghaei, Rezvan Nasiri, Soudabeh Farahnak, Elnaz Foroughi, Hossein Neamatzadeh
BACKGROUND: The Arg213His (rs9282861) polymorphism of Sulfotransferase Family 1A Member 1 (SULT1A1) gene has been associated with risk of breast cancer in some epidemiological studies. Therefore, this systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the association of SULT1A1 Arg213His (rs9282861) polymorphism with susceptibility to breast cancer. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search for eligible studies was conducted in PubMed, Elsevier, Science Direct, Scopus and Google Scholar databases up to Oct 5, 2017...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233666/emg-amplitude-fatigue-threshold-and-time-to-task-failure-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
J Matt McCrary, Bronwen J Ackermann, Mark Halaki
OBJECTIVES: Electromyographic (EMG) fatigue threshold (EMGFT) is utilised as a correlate of critical power, torque, and force thresholds that establishes a theoretical exercise intensity-the power, torque, or force at which the rate of change of EMG amplitude (ΔEM¯G) is zero-below which neuromuscular fatigue is negligible and unpredictable. Recent studies demonstrating neuromuscular fatigue below critical thresholds raise questions about the construct validity of EMGFT. The purpose of this analysis is to evaluate the construct validity of EMGFT by aggregating ΔEM¯G and time to task failure (Tlim) data...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233550/risk-of-fetal-death-in-growth-restricted-fetuses-with-umbilical-and-or-ductus-venosus-absent%C3%A2-or-reversed-end-diastolic-velocities-before-34-weeks-of-gestation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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J Caradeux, R J Martinez-Portilla, T R Basuki, T Kiserud, F Figueras
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to establish the risk of fetal death in early-onset growth-restricted fetuses with absent or reversed end-diastolic velocities in the umbilical artery or ductus venosus. DATA SOURCES: A systematic search was performed to identify relevant studies published in English, Spanish, French, Italian, or German using the databases PubMed, ISI Web of Science, and SCOPUS, without publication time restrictions. STUDY ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: The study criteria included observational cohort studies and randomized controlled trials of early-onset growth-restricted fetuses (diagnosed before 34 weeks of gestation), with information on the rate of fetal death occurring before 34 weeks of gestation and absent or reversed end-diastolic velocities in the umbilical artery and/or ductus venosus...
December 9, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233189/head-to-head-comparison-of-prasugrel-versus-ticagrelor-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Jia-Xin Shi, Feng Huang
BACKGROUND: Prasugrel and Ticagrelor are emerging antiplatelet drugs that might have the potential to replace currently used antiplatelet agents. Previous analyses comparing prasugrel with ticagrelor mainly focused on an indirect comparison whereas direct comparison was reported only in a few recently published trials. We aimed to systematically carry out a head to head comparison of the adverse clinical outcomes which were associated with prasugrel versus ticagrelor in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...
December 12, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233170/acceptance-of-a-systematic-review-as-a-thesis-survey-of-biomedical-doctoral-programs-in-europe
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Livia Puljak, Damir Sapunar
BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews (SRs) have been proposed as a type of research methodology that should be acceptable for a graduate research thesis. The aim of this study was to analyse whether PhD theses in European biomedical graduate programs can be partly or entirely based on SRs. METHODS: In 2016, we surveyed individuals in charge of European PhD programs from 105 institutions. The survey asked about acceptance of SRs as the partial or entire basis for a PhD thesis, their attitude towards such a model for PhD theses, and their knowledge about SR methodology...
December 12, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233167/interventions-for-domestic-violence-among-pregnant-women-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Diksha Sapkota, Kathleen Baird, Amornrat Saito, Debra Anderson
BACKGROUND: Violence during pregnancy is a global problem, associated with serious health risks for both the mother and baby. Evaluation of interventions targeted for reducing or controlling domestic violence (DV) is still in its infancy, and the majority of findings are primarily from high-income countries (HICs). Therefore, there is an urgent need for generating evidence of DV interventions among pregnant women in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). METHODS: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines will be employed to structure the review...
December 12, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233130/antibiotics-for-treatment-of-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-network-meta-analysis
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Hai-Lin Zhang, Min Tan, Ai-Min Qiu, Zhang Tao, Chang-Hui Wang
BACKGROUND: Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) is the most common reason for the hospitalization and death of pulmonary patients. The use of antibiotics as adjuvant therapy for AECOPD, however, is still a matter of debate. METHODS: In this study, we searched the PubMed, EmBase, and Cochrane databases for randomized controlled trials published until September 2016 that evaluated the use of antibiotics for AECOPD treatment. The major outcome variables were clinical cure rate and adverse effects...
December 12, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
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/29233094/short-and-long-term-outcomes-in-infective-endocarditis-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tadesse Melaku Abegaz, Akshaya Srikanth Bahagavathula, Eyob Alemayehu Gebreyohannes, Alemayehu B Mekonnen, Tamrat Befekadu Abebe
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in medical knowledge, technology and antimicrobial therapy, infective endocarditis (IE) is still associated with devastating outcomes. No reviews have yet assessed the outcomes of IE patients undergoing short- and long-term outcome evaluation, such as all-cause mortality and IE-related complications. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the short- and long-term mortality, as well as IE-related complications in patients with definite IE...
December 12, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233084/a-model-for-meta-analysis-of-correlated-binary-outcomes-the-case-of-split-body-interventions
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Orestis Efthimiou, Dimitris Mavridis, Adriani Nikolakopoulou, Gerta Rücker, Sven Trelle, Matthias Egger, Georgia Salanti
In several areas of clinical research, it is common for trials to assign different sites of the participants' bodies to different interventions. For example, a randomized controlled trial comparing surgical techniques for correcting myopia may randomize each eye of a participant to a different operation. Under such bilateral ('split-body') interventions, the observations from each participant are correlated. It is challenging to account for these correlations at the meta-analysis level, especially when the outcome is rare...
January 1, 2017: Statistical Methods in Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232891/the-effect-of-polyphenol-rich-interventions-on-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-haemodialysis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Wolfgang Marx, Jaimon Kelly, Skye Marshall, Stacey Nakos, Katrina Campbell, Catherine Itsiopoulos
End-stage kidney disease is a strong risk factor for cardiovascular-specific mortality. Polyphenol-rich interventions may attenuate cardiovascular disease risk factors; however, this has not been systematically evaluated in the hemodialysis population. Using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, the following databases were searched: Cochrane Library (http://www.cochranelibrary.com/), MEDLINE (https://health.ebsco.com/products/medline-with-full-text), Embase (https://www...
December 11, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232439/body-mass-index-and-breast-cancer-survival-a-mendelian-randomization-analysis
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Qi Guo, Stephen Burgess, Constance Turman, Manjeet K Bolla, Qin Wang, Michael Lush, Jean Abraham, Kristiina Aittomäki, Irene L Andrulis, Carmel Apicella, Volker Arndt, Myrto Barrdahl, Javier Benitez, Christine D Berg, Carl Blomqvist, Stig E Bojesen, Bernardo Bonanni, Judith S Brand, Hermann Brenner, Annegien Broeks, Barbara Burwinkel, Carlos Caldas, Daniele Campa, Federico Canzian, Jenny Chang-Claude, Stephen J Chanock, Suet-Feung Chin, Fergus J Couch, Angela Cox, Simon S Cross, Cezary Cybulski, Kamila Czene, Hatef Darabi, Peter Devilee, W Ryan Diver, Alison M Dunning, Helena M Earl, Diana M Eccles, Arif B Ekici, Mikael Eriksson, D Gareth Evans, Peter A Fasching, Jonine Figueroa, Dieter Flesch-Janys, Henrik Flyger, Susan M Gapstur, Mia M Gaudet, Graham G Giles, Gord Glendon, Mervi Grip, Jacek Gronwald, Lothar Haeberle, Christopher A Haiman, Per Hall, Ute Hamann, Susan Hankinson, Jaana M Hartikainen, Alexander Hein, Louise Hiller, Frans B Hogervorst, Bernd Holleczek, Maartje J Hooning, Robert N Hoover, Keith Humphreys, David J Hunter, Anika Hüsing, Anna Jakubowska, Arja Jukkola-Vuorinen, Rudolf Kaaks, Maria Kabisch, Vesa Kataja, Julia A Knight, Linetta B Koppert, Veli-Matti Kosma, Vessela N Kristensen, Diether Lambrechts, Loic Le Marchand, Jingmei Li, Annika Lindblom, Sara Lindström, Jolanta Lissowska, Jan Lubinski, Mitchell J Machiela, Arto Mannermaa, Siranoush Manoukian, Sara Margolin, Federik Marme, John W M Martens, Catriona McLean, Primitiva Menéndez, Roger L Milne, Anna Marie Mulligan, Taru A Muranen, Heli Nevanlinna, Patrick Neven, Sune F Nielsen, Børge G Nordestgaard, Janet E Olson, Jose I A Perez, Paolo Peterlongo, Kelly-Anne Phillips, Christopher J Poole, Katri Pylkäs, Paolo Radice, Nazneen Rahman, Thomas Rüdiger, Anja Rudolph, Elinor J Sawyer, Fredrick Schumacher, Petra Seibold, Caroline Seynaeve, Mitul Shah, Ann Smeets, Melissa C Southey, Rob A E M Tollenaar, Ian Tomlinson, Helen Tsimiklis, Hans-Ulrich Ulmer, Celine Vachon, Ans M W van den Ouweland, Laura J Van't Veer, Hans Wildiers, Walter Willett, Robert Winqvist, M Pilar Zamora, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Thilo Dörk, Douglas F Easton, Montserrat García-Closas, Peter Kraft, John L Hopper, Wei Zheng, Marjanka K Schmidt, Paul D P Pharoah
Background: There is increasing evidence that elevated body mass index (BMI) is associated with reduced survival for women with breast cancer. However, the underlying reasons remain unclear. We conducted a Mendelian randomization analysis to investigate a possible causal role of BMI in survival from breast cancer. Methods: We used individual-level data from six large breast cancer case-cohorts including a total of 36 210 individuals (2475 events) of European ancestry...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232378/genetic-variations-at-8q24-and-gastric-cancer-susceptibility-a-meta-analysis-study
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Pengke Zhi, Jian Shi, Feng Liu
BACKGROUND: Published data on the association between genetic variants on the 8q24 chromosome and gastric cancer (GC) susceptibility are inconclusive. Here we present a meta-analysis designed to evaluate the relationship between 8q24 variants (single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) labeled rs6983267 and rs1447295) and risk of developing GC. METHODS: A literature search was performed using studies published on PubMed, Science Direct, OVID and Web of Science databases up to December 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232307/outcome-measure-scores-predict-discharge-destination-in-patients-with-acute-and-subacute-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-series-of-meta-analyses
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Emily R Thorpe, Katie B Garrett, Ashley M Smith, Jennifer C Reneker, Robert S Phillips
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To identify the association between outcome measure score and discharge destination in adults following acute or subacute stroke in the United States. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed in 3 databases using the PRISMA guidelines. Cohort studies were selected that included patients with acute or subacute stroke, which explored the relationship between scores on outcome measures and discharge destination. Four meta-analyses were performed...
January 2018: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
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