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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836921/non-pharmacological-treatment-of-depression-a-systematic-review-and-evidence-map
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REVIEW
Wigdan H Farah, Mouaz Alsawas, Maria Mainou, Fares Alahdab, Magdoleen H Farah, Ahmed T Ahmed, Essa A Mohamed, Jehad Almasri, Michael R Gionfriddo, Ana Castaneda-Guarderas, Khaled Mohammed, Zhen Wang, Noor Asi, Craig N Sawchuk, Mark D Williams, Larry J Prokop, M Hassan Murad, Annie LeBlanc
BACKGROUND: The comparative effectiveness of non-pharmacological treatments of depression remains unclear. METHODS: We conducted an overview of systematic reviews to identify randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compared the efficacy and adverse effects of non-pharmacological treatments of depression. We searched multiple electronic databases through February 2016 without language restrictions. Pairs of reviewers determined eligibility, extracted data and assessed risk of bias...
November 11, 2016: Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817141/mortality-in-adults-with-hypopituitarism-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sina Jasim, Fares Alahdab, Ahmed T Ahmed, Shrikant Tamhane, Larry J Prokop, Todd B Nippoldt, M Hassan Murad
PURPOSE: Hypopituitarism is a rare disorder with significant morbidity. To study the evidence on the association of premature mortality and hypopituitarism. METHODS: A comprehensive search of multiple databases: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Scopus was conducted through August, 2015. Eligible studies that evaluated patients with hypopituitarism and reported mortality estimates were selected following a predefined protocol...
November 5, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815769/the-effect-of-growth-hormone-replacement-in-patients-with-hypopituitarism-on-pituitary-tumor-recurrence-secondary-cancer-and-stroke
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Sina Jasim, Fares Alahdab, Ahmed T Ahmed, Shrikant U Tamhane, Anu Sharma, Diane Donegan, Todd B Nippoldt, M Hassan Murad
Growth hormone replacement therapy has benefits for patients with hypopituitarism. The safety profile in regard to tumor recurrence or progression, development of secondary malignancies, or cerebrovascular stroke is still an area of debate. A comprehensive search of multiple databases-MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Scopus was conducted through August 2015. Eligible studies that evaluated long-term adverse events in adult patients with hypopituitarism treated with growth hormone replacement therapy and reported development of pituitary tumor recurrence or progression, secondary malignancies, or cerebrovascular stroke were selected following a predefined protocol...
November 4, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777249/where-should-preappraised-evidence-summaries-and-guidelines-place-in-a-pyramid
#4
Fares Alahdab, Mouaz Alsawas, M Hassan Murad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 24, 2016: Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477293/continuous-subcutaneous-insulin-infusion-versus-multiple-daily-injections-in-individuals-with-type-1-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Khalid Benkhadra, Fares Alahdab, Shrikant U Tamhane, Rozalina G McCoy, Larry J Prokop, Mohammad Hassan Murad
The relative efficacy of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion and multiple daily injections in individuals with type 1 diabetes is unclear. We sought to synthesize the existing evidence about the effect of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion on glycosylated hemoglobin, hypoglycemic events, and time spent in hypoglycemia compared to multiple daily injections. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Database of Systematic Reviews, and Scopus from January 2008 through November 2015 for randomized controlled trials that enrolled children or adults with type 1 diabetes...
August 1, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27450696/therapy-of-endocrine-disease-improvement-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-after-adrenalectomy-in-patients-with-adrenal-tumors-and-subclinical-cushing-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
Irina Bancos, Fares Alahdab, Rachel K Crowley, Vasileios Chortis, Danae Delivanis, Dana Erickson, Neena Natt, Massimo Terzolo, Wiebke Arlt, William Young, Mohammad Hassan Murad
OBJECTIVE: Beneficial effects of adrenalectomy on cardiovascular risk factors in patients with Subclinical Cushing Syndrome (SCS) are uncertain. We sought to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis with the following objectives: 1) determine the effect of adrenalectomy compared to conservative management on cardiovascular risk factors in patients with SCS and 2) compare the effect of adrenalectomy on cardiovascular risk factors in patients with SCS versus those with a non-functioning (NF) adrenal tumor...
July 22, 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27405599/interpreting-meta-analysis-of-continuous-outcomes-with-pre-and-postvalues
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Fares Alahdab, Feras Zaiem, Zhen Wang, M Hassan Murad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27390671/recurrent-angina-from-chronic-coronary-obstruction-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Mohamad Kabach, Abdulah Alrifai, Stefanie Furlan, Fares Alahdab
Severe aortic stenosis and coronary artery disease often coexist. Coronary angiography (CA) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) can be challenging in patients with prior transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Depending on the type and position of the implanted valve, the procedure can be challenging or even unfeasible due to interference of diagnostic catheters and valve parts. The correct positioning of the TAVI prosthesis during TAVI was identified as an important factor with regard to the feasibility of subsequent CA or PCI...
July 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27339128/new-evidence-pyramid
#9
M Hassan Murad, Noor Asi, Mouaz Alsawas, Fares Alahdab
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27284128/natural-language-processing-use-in-ebm-and-a-guide-for-appraisal
#10
Mouaz Alsawas, Fares Alahdab, Noor Asi, Ding Cheng Li, Zhen Wang, M Hassan Murad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27257146/diagnosis-of-endocrine-disease-the-diagnostic-performance-of-adrenal-biopsy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
REVIEW
Irina Bancos, Shrikant Tamhane, Muhammad Shah, Danae A Delivanis, Fares Alahdab, Wiebke Arlt, Martin Fassnacht, M Hassan Murad
OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review of published literature on adrenal biopsy and to assess its performance in diagnosing adrenal malignancy. METHODS: Medline In-Process and Other Non-Indexed Citations, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trial were searched from inception to February 2016. Reviewers extracted data and assessed methodological quality in duplicate. RESULTS: We included 32 observational studies reporting on 2174 patients (39...
August 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27232196/systematic-reviews-and-meta-analyses-for-cardiology-fellows
#12
Munes Fares, Fares Alahdab, Tarek Alsaied
Participating in a scholarly activity is one of the training requirements for cardiology fellows. However, it can be very challenging to complete a research project during such a busy period of clinical training. To help the cardiology fellows in choosing and starting off a research project, a light has been shed on the process of conducting a systematic review, and the importance of this research activity, as well as its limitations.
July 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26962240/interventions-to-prevent-retinopathy-of-prematurity-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jennifer L Fang, Atsushi Sorita, William A Carey, Christopher E Colby, M Hassan Murad, Fares Alahdab
CONTEXT: The effectiveness of many interventions aimed at reducing the risk of retinopathy has not been well established. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the effectiveness of nutritional interventions, oxygen saturation targeting, blood transfusion management, and infection prevention on the incidence of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). DATA SOURCES: A comprehensive search of several databases was conducted, including Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Scopus through March 2014...
April 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26955598/avicenna-journal-of-medicine-5-year-milestones
#14
Mohammad Arabi, Bassel Atassi, Abdulrahman Masrani, Fares Alahdab, Ahmad Al-Moujahed, Haitham Arabi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26873028/oncologic-surveillance-in-bladder-cancer-following-radical-cystectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
Suzanne B Stewart-Merrill, Fares Alahdab, Khalid Benkhadra, Zhen Wang, Atsushi Sorita, Stephen A Boorjian, Igor Frank, Mohammad Hassan Murad
PURPOSE: The existing guidance on bladder cancer surveillance following radical cystectomy is limited and variable. Additionally, the effect of surveillance on mortality is debatable. Herein, we perform a systematic review to evaluate the characteristics of alternative oncologic surveillance protocols and determine the association of detection of asymptomatic vs. symptomatic recurrences on mortality. METHODS: An electronic search of PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases was performed from 1970 to 2015...
May 2016: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26829026/nonselective-%C3%AE-blockers-and-survival-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-ascites-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sakkarin Chirapongsathorn, Nelson Valentin, Fares Alahdab, Chayakrit Krittanawong, Patricia J Erwin, Mohammad H Murad, Patrick S Kamath
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Nonselective β-blockers (NSBBs), given to reduce the risk of variceal bleeding, have been associated with increased mortality in patients with cirrhosis and refractory ascites in some, but not all, studies. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the effect of NSBBs on all-cause mortality in patients with cirrhosis and refractory ascites. METHODS: We performed a comprehensive search of MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science, and Scopus databases through January 2015, supplemented with a manual search...
August 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26826015/reducing-the-risk-of-transfusion-transmitted-cytomegalovirus-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Maria Mainou, Fares Alahdab, Aaron A R Tobian, Noor Asi, Khaled Mohammed, M Hassan Murad, Brenda J Grossman
BACKGROUND: Leukoreduced (LR) or cytomegalovirus (CMV)-seronegative cellular blood components are commonly used to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted CMV infection in high-risk patients. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the evidence for the use of LR cellular blood components with or without concurrent CMV testing of donor units in patients undergoing chemotherapy or solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, in pregnant women, in very-low-birthweight infants, and in patients with primary immunodeficiency...
June 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26789343/predictors-of-biochemical-remission-and-recurrence-after-surgical-and-radiation-treatments-of-cushing-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Abd Moain Abu Dabrh, Naykky M Singh Ospina, Alaa Al Nofal, Wigdan H Farah, Patricia Barrionuevo, Maria Sarigianni, Arya B Mohabbat, Khalid Benkhadra, Barbara G Carranza Leon, Michael R Gionfriddo, Zhen Wang, Khaled Mohammed, Ahmed T Ahmed, Tarig A Elraiyah, Qusay Haydour, Fares Alahdab, Larry J Prokop, Mohammad Hassan Murad
OBJECTIVE: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to synthesize the evidence about predictors that may affect biochemical remission and recurrence after transsphenoidal surgery (TSS), radiosurgery (RS), and radiotherapy (RT) in Cushing disease. METHODS: We searched multiple databases through December 2014 including original controlled and uncontrolled studies that enrolled patients with Cushing disease who received TSS (first-line), RS, or RT. We extracted data independently, in duplicates...
April 2016: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26566246/antiviral-therapy-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-viral-infection-in-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Anna S F Lok, Brian J McMahon, Robert S Brown, John B Wong, Ahmed T Ahmed, Wigdan Farah, Jehad Almasri, Fares Alahdab, Khalid Benkhadra, Mohamed A Mouchli, Siddharth Singh, Essa A Mohamed, Abd Moain Abu Dabrh, Larry J Prokop, Zhen Wang, Mohammad Hassan Murad, Khaled Mohammed
UNLABELLED: Chronic hepatitis B viral (HBV) infection remains a significant global health problem. Evidence-based guidelines are needed to help providers determine when treatment should be initiated, which medication is most appropriate, and when treatment can safely be stopped. The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases HBV guideline methodology and writing committees developed a protocol a priori for this systematic review. We searched multiple databases for randomized controlled trials and controlled observational studies that enrolled adults ≥18 years old diagnosed with chronic HBV infection who received antiviral therapy...
January 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26560990/early-studies-reported-extreme-findings-with-large-variability-a-meta-epidemiologic-study-in-the-field-of-endocrinology
#20
REVIEW
Zhen Wang, Fares Alahdab, Jehad Almasri, Qusay Haydour, Khaled Mohammed, Abd Moain Abu Dabrh, Larry J Prokop, Wedad Alfarkh, Sumaya Lakis, Victor M Montori, Mohammad Hassan Murad
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the presence of extreme findings and fluctuation in effect size in endocrinology. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTINGS: We systematically identified all meta-analyses published in 2014 in the field of endocrinology. Within each meta-analysis, the effect size of the primary binary outcome was compared across studies according to their order of publication. We pooled studies using the DerSimonian and Laird random-effects method. Heterogeneity was evaluated using the I(2) and tau(2)...
April 2016: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
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