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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/28096514/tonsillectomy-for-obstructive-sleep-disordered-breathing-a-meta-analysis
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Sivakumar Chinnadurai, Atia K Jordan, Nila A Sathe, Christopher Fonnesbeck, Melissa L McPheeters, David O Francis
CONTEXT: The effectiveness of tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy (hereafter, "tonsillectomy") for obstructive sleep-disordered breathing (OSDB) compared with watchful waiting with supportive care is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To compare sleep, cognitive or behavioral, and health outcomes of tonsillectomy versus watchful waiting with supportive care in children with OSDB. DATA SOURCES: Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane Library. STUDY SELECTION: Two investigators independently screened studies against predetermined criteria...
January 17, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090463/efficacy-of-oxytocin-antagonist-infusion-in-improving-in-vitro-fertilization-outcomes-on-the-day-of-embryo-transfer-a-meta-analysis
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Seul Ki Kim, E-Jung Han, Sun Mie Kim, Jung Ryeol Lee, Byung Chul Jee, Chang Suk Suh, Seok Hyun Kim
OBJECTIVE: Uterine contraction induced by the embryo transfer (ET) process has an adverse effect on embryo implantation. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of oxytocin antagonist supplementation on the day of ET on in vitro fertilization outcomes via a meta-analysis. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Four online databases (Embase, Medline, PubMed, and Cochrane Library) were searched through May 2015 for RCTs that investigated oxytocin antagonist supplementation on the day of ET...
December 2016: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088926/proxy-rated-quality-of-life-of-care-home-residents-with-dementia-a-systematic-review
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Sarah Robertson, Claudia Cooper, Juanita Hoe, Olivia Hamilton, Aisling Stringer, Gill Livingston
BACKGROUND: Quality of life (QoL) is an important outcome for people with dementia living in care homes but usually needs to be rated by a proxy. We do not know if relative or paid carer proxy reports differ. We conducted the first systematic review and meta-analysis of data investigating whether and how these proxy reports of QoL differ. METHODS: We searched four databases: Medline, Embase, PsychInfo, and CINAHL in October 2015 with the terms: dementia, QoL, proxy, and care home...
January 16, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079864/bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-and-pulmonary-hypertension-a-meta-analysis
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G Al-Ghanem, P Shah, S Thomas, L Banfield, S El Helou, C Fusch, A Mukerji
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a complication of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) but the true impact of PH in patients with BPD remains unclear. We sought to systematically review and meta-analyze incidence of PH in BPD and compare clinical outcomes of BPD patients with PH to those without PH in preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: Medline, Embase, PsychINFO and CINAHL were searched from January 2000 through December 2015. Cohort, case-control and randomized studies were included...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079285/a-pathway-based-association-study-reveals-variants-from-wnt-signaling-genes-contributing-to-asthma-susceptibility
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A Barreto-Luis, A Corrales, M Acosta-Herrera, C Gonzalez-Colino, J Cumplido, J Martinez-Tadeo, A Carracedo, J Villar, T Carrillo, M Pino-Yanes, C Flores
BACKGROUND: Genetic susceptibility to asthma is currently linked to a handful of genes which have a limited ability to predict the overall disease risk, suggesting the existence of many other genes involved in disease development. Accumulated evidence from association studies in genes related by biological pathways could reveal novel asthma genes. OBJECTIVE: To reveal novel asthma susceptibility genes by means of a pathway-based association study. METHODS: Based on summary data from a previous a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of asthma, we first identified significant biological pathways using a gene-set enrichment analysis...
January 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073367/no-convincing-association-between-genetic-markers-and-respiratory-symptoms-results-of-a-gwa-study
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Xiang Zeng, Judith M Vonk, Kim de Jong, Xijin Xu, Xia Huo, H Marike Boezen
BACKGROUND: Respiratory symptoms are associated with accelerated lung function decline, and increased hospitalization and mortality rates in the general population. Although several environmental risk factors for respiratory symptoms are known, knowledge on genetic risk factors is lacking. We aim to identify genetic variants associated with respiratory symptoms by genome-wide association (GWA) analyses. METHODS: We conducted the first GWA study on cough, dyspnea and phlegm among 7,976 participants in the LifeLines I cohort and used the LifeLines II cohort (n = 5,260) and the Vlagtwedde-Vlaardingen cohort (n = 1,529) for replication...
January 10, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068462/extent-time-course-and-moderators-of-antipsychotic-treatment-in-youth-with-mood-disorders-results-of-a-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression-analyses
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Chiara Cervesi, Su Young Park, Britta Galling, Silvia Molteni, Gabriele Masi, Tobias Gerhard, Mark Olfson, Christoph U Correll
OBJECTIVE: To meta-analytically examine the trends and correlates of antipsychotic use in youth with mood disorders. METHODS: Systematic literature search without language restriction in PubMed/MEDLINE/PsycINFO from database inception through March 2015 using the following search terms: (antipsychotic* OR neuroleptic* OR "dopamine blocker*" OR antidopaminergic) AND (child* OR adolescen* OR pediatric OR youth) AND (prescription* OR prescrib* OR use OR utilization OR database OR pharmacoepidemiolog* OR frequency OR rate OR rates)...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067472/efficacy-of-basal-bolus-insulin-regimens-in-the-inpatient-management-of-non-critically-ill-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Merete B Christensen, Anders Gotfredsen, Kirsten Nørgaard
BACKGROUND: Hyperglycemia during hospitalization is associated with increased rates of complications and longer hospital stays. Various insulin regimens are used in the inpatient diabetes management of non-critically ill patients. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of basal-bolus insulin therapy (BBI) by summarizing evidence from studies of BBI versus sliding scale insulin therapy (SSI) in the management of hospitalized non-critically ill type 2 diabetes patients. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus and the Cochrane Library for studies comparing BBI therapy with SSI therapy in hospitalized non-critically ill patients with type 2 diabetes...
January 9, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061472/harms-and-benefits-of-adoptive-immunotherapy-for-postoperative-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-updated-review
#10
Bao-Hong Yuan, Ru-Hong Li, Wei-Ping Yuan, Tian Yang, Tie-Jun Tong, Ning-Fu Peng, Le-Qun Li, Jian-Hong Zhong
The harms and benefits of adoptive immunotherapy (AIT) for patients with postoperative hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are controversial among studies. This study aims to update the current evidence on efficacy and safety of AIT for patients with HCC who have received curative therapy. Electronic databases were systematically searched to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and cohort studies evaluating adjuvant AIT for patients with HCC after curative therapies. Recurrence and mortality were compared between patients with or without adjuvant AIT...
January 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060730/prognostic-value-of-micrornas-in-osteosarcoma-a-meta-analysis
#11
Yun Hak Kim, Tae Sik Goh, Chi-Seung Lee, Sae Ock Oh, Jeung Il Kim, Seung Hyeon Jeung, Kyoungjune Pak
BACKGROUND: Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone malignancy. We meta-analyzed the prognostic value of altered miRNAs in patients with osteosarcoma. METHODS: Sources from MEDLINE (from inception to August 2016) and EMBASE (from inception to August 2016) were searched. Studies of osteosarcoma with results of miRNA and studies that reported survival data were included and two authors performed the data extraction independently. Any discrepancies were resolved by a consensus...
January 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059561/changes-in-the-nogo-n2-event-related-potential-component-across-childhood-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
Caroline Hoyniak
Research suggests that the NoGo N2 event-related potential component elicited in children during Go/NoGo and Continuous Performance tasks indexes response inhibition capacities. This meta-analysis examined what is known about the N2 component's amplitude/latency values, developmental trajectory, and the differences between amplitudes in Go and NoGo trials. Sixty-five studies measuring the N2 in children ages 2-12 were meta-analyzed to estimate the N2's average amplitude/latency at each age. Findings suggest that N2 amplitude/latency values decrease in magnitude across childhood, and NoGo N2 amplitudes were more negative than Go N2 amplitudes, supporting interpretations of this component as indexing response inhibition...
January 6, 2017: Developmental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057604/biological-markers-in-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculous-pleural-effusion
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Bastien Mollo, Stéphane Jouveshomme, François Philippart, Benoît Pilmis
Tuberculosis is one of the main etiologies to evoke in the context of lymphocyte pleurisy. However, diagnosis is difficult and is based on mycobacteriology that is not enough sensitive and time-consuming, or on histology that requires invasive biopsy gesture. This literature review, carried out from Medline, summarizes the main meta-analyzes, reviews, and originator publications in English on biomarkers, classic and more innovative, studied for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy. Among the immuno-biochemical markers, interferon-γ (IFN-γ), isoenzyme of adenosine deaminase 2 (ADA2) and total adenosine deaminase (ADA) seem the most relevant with respective sensitivities of 89% (87-91), 97...
January 5, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053049/genome-wide-association-study-with-additional-genetic-and-post-transcriptional-analyses-reveals-novel-regulators-of-plasma-factor-xi-levels
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Bengt Sennblad, Saonli Basu, Johanna Mazur, Pierre Suchon, Angel Martinez-Perez, Astrid van Hylckama Vlieg, Vinh Truong, Yuhuang Li, Jesper R Gådin, Weihong Tang, Vera Grossman, Hugoline G de Haan, Niklas Handin, Angela Silveira, Juan Carlos Souto, Anders Franco-Cereceda, Pierre-Emmanuel Morange, France Gagnon, Jose Manuel Soria, Per Eriksson, Anders Hamsten, Lars Maegdefessel, Frits R Rosendaal, Philipp Wild, Aaron R Folsom, David-Alexandre Trégouët, Maria Sabater-Lleal
Coagulation factor XI (FXI) has become increasingly interesting for its role in pathogenesis of thrombosis. While elevated plasma levels of FXI have been associated with venous thromboembolism and ischemic stroke, its deficiency is associated with mild bleeding. We aimed to determine novel genetic and post-transcriptional plasma FXI regulators.We performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) for plasma FXI levels, using novel data imputed to the 1000 Genomes reference panel. Individual GWAS analyses, including a total of 16,169 European individuals from the ARIC, GHS, MARTHA and PROCARDIS studies, were meta-analysed and further replicated in 2,045 individuals from the F5L family, GAIT2 and MEGA studies...
January 4, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041587/inflammation-and-sarcopenia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Giulia Bano, Caterina Trevisan, Sara Carraro, Marco Solmi, Claudio Luchini, Brendon Stubbs, Enzo Manzato, Giuseppe Sergi, Nicola Veronese
Inflammatory cytokines have been shown to prompt muscle wasting, ultimately stimulating protein catabolism and suppressing muscle synthesis. However, the possible association between inflammatory parameters and sarcopenia is poorly understood. We therefore aimed to summarize the current evidence about this topic with a meta-analysis of studies reporting serum inflammatory parameters in patients with sarcopenia vs. people without sarcopenia (controls). An electronic PubMed and Scopus search through to 09/01/2016 and meta-analysis of cross-sectional studies comparing serum levels of inflammatory cytokines between patients with sarcopenia and controls was made, calculating random-effects standardized mean differences (SMDs) ±95% confidence intervals (CIs) as the effect size...
February 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041327/bone-graft-options-for-spinal-fusion-following-resection-of-spinal-column-tumors-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Benjamin D Elder, Wataru Ishida, C Rory Goodwin, Ali Bydon, Ziya L Gokaslan, Daniel M Sciubba, Jean-Paul Wolinsky, Timothy F Witham
OBJECTIVE With the advent of new adjunctive therapy, the overall survival of patients harboring spinal column tumors has improved. However, there is limited knowledge regarding the optimal bone graft options following resection of spinal column tumors, due to their relative rarity and because fusion outcomes in this cohort are affected by various factors, such as radiation therapy (RT) and chemotherapy. Furthermore, bone graft options are often limited following tumor resection because the use of local bone grafts and bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are usually avoided in light of microscopic infiltration of tumors into local bone and potential carcinogenicity of BMP...
January 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040824/effects-of-olfactory-training-a-meta-analysis
#17
A Sorokowska, E Drechsler, M Karwowski, T Hummel
The neural plasticity of the olfactory system offers possibilities of treatment in terms of stimulation of the sense of smell, and different studies have suggested effectiveness of smell training, i.e., daily exposition to certain odors. To obtain reliable and precise estimates of overall treatment benefit on the olfactory function, we meta-analyzed the effects of smell training reported in 13 previous studies. We analyzed the smell training effectiveness across three different olfactory abilities, smell identification, discrimination and threshold for odor detection...
January 1, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033127/meditation-and-blood-pressure-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
#18
Lu Shi, Donglan Zhang, Liang Wang, Junyang Zhuang, Rebecca Cook, Liwei Chen
OBJECTIVES: We meta-analyzed the effect of meditation on blood pressure (BP), including both transcendental meditation and non-transcendental meditation interventions. METHODS: We identified randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that examined the BP responses to meditation interventions through a systematic literature search of the PubMed, ABI/INFORM, MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, and CINAHL databases (from January 1980 to October 2015). We meta-analyzed the change in SBP and DBP, stratified by type of meditation (transcendental meditation vs...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017369/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-in-situ-versus-composite-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-grafting
#19
Bobby Yanagawa, Subodh Verma, Peter Jüni, Derrick Y Tam, Amine Mazine, John D Puskas, Jan O Friedrich
OBJECTIVES: This meta-analysis examines whether there is any advantage of coronary artery bypass graft with bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) as an in situ versus composite graft. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE Databases from 1996 to 2016 for studies that compared coronary artery bypass graft with BITA as in situ versus composite graft. Data were extracted by 2 independent investigators and meta-analyzed with the use of random effects. RESULTS: Two randomized controlled trials (RCTs; n = 705), 2 matched (n = 1688), and 4 unadjusted observational studies (n = 3517) met inclusion criteria...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008093/arterial-obstruction-on-computed-tomographic-or-magnetic-resonance-angiography-and-response-to-intravenous-thrombolytics-in-ischemic-stroke
#20
Grant Mair, Rüdiger von Kummer, Alessandro Adami, Philip M White, Matthew E Adams, Bernard Yan, Andrew M Demchuk, Andrew J Farrall, Robin J Sellar, Eleni Sakka, Jeb Palmer, David Perry, Richard I Lindley, Peter A G Sandercock, Joanna M Wardlaw
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Computed tomographic angiography and magnetic resonance angiography are used increasingly to assess arterial patency in patients with ischemic stroke. We determined which baseline angiography features predict response to intravenous thrombolytics in ischemic stroke using randomized controlled trial data. METHODS: We analyzed angiograms from the IST-3 (Third International Stroke Trial), an international, multicenter, prospective, randomized controlled trial of intravenous alteplase...
December 22, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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