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Application of Discrete Choice Experiment in Health Care: A Bibliometric Analysis.

Front Public Health 2021 4;9:673698. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

The Second Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China.

Discrete choice experiment (DCE) as a tool that can measure medical stakeholders' preferences especially patients recently has been increasingly applied in health care. The aim of this study was to examine the hotspots and trends of the application of DCE in health care and to provide reference and direction for further development of DCE in the future. A bibliometric method was implemented using the Web of Science (WoS) Core Collection for the period from the database established to December 8, 2020. Read More

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Efficacy of testosterone replacement therapy for treating metabolic disturbances in late-onset hypogonadism: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Int Urol Nephrol 2021 Jun 5. Epub 2021 Jun 5.

Department of Urology, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Soonchunhyang University Medical College, 59 Daesagwan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04401, Korea.

Purpose: Late onset hypogonadism (LOH) is an age-dependent reduction of testosterone associated with alterations of metabolic profile, including glucose control, insulin sensitivity, and lipid profile. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for treating metabolic disturbances through a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCTs).

Methods: A systematic review of literature published from 1964 to November, 2019 was performed using the PubMed/Medline, Embase, and Cochrane databases. Read More

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Enteral Nutrition by Nasogastric Tube in Adult Patients under Palliative Care: A Systematic Review.

Nutrients 2021 May 6;13(5). Epub 2021 May 6.

Human Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Cádiz, Plaza Fragela s/n, 11003 Cadiz, Spain.

Nutritional management of patients under palliative care can lead to ethical issues, especially when Enteral Nutrition (EN) is prescribed by nasogastric tube (NGT). The aim of this review is to know the current status in the management of EN by NG tube in patients under palliative care, and its effect in their wellbeing and quality of life. The following databases were used: PubMed, Web of Science (WOS), Scopus, Scielo, Embase and Medline. Read More

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Interventions to reduce preterm birth in pregnant women with psychosocial vulnerability factors-A systematic review.

Midwifery 2021 Sep 20;100:103018. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Health Science and Technology, Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Aalborg University, Niels Jernes Vej 14, 9220 Aalborg Øst, Denmark.

Objective: Pregnant women with psychosocial vulnerability factors face a higher risk of preterm birth, a heavier burden of perinatal morbidity and mortality and less social health equity. Prevention of preterm birth in this group has proved difficult, and more knowledge is needed to ensure evidence-based care and improve prevention. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of preventive interventions to reduce preterm birth among pregnant women with psychosocial vulnerability factors. Read More

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September 2021

The clinical accuracy of the implant digital surgical guide: A meta-analysis.

Am J Dent 2020 Dec;33(6):296-304

Department of Stomatology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University (CNS), Wenzhou, China,

Purpose: To systematically evaluate the accuracy of clinical applications of digital guides.

Methods: First, PubMed and Embase databases were searched using the PICO standard. Eligible articles were included. Read More

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December 2020

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Intervention Studies with General Practitioner Involvement Focused on Falls Prevention for Community-Dwelling Older People.

J Aging Health 2020 12 11;32(10):1562-1578. Epub 2020 Sep 11.

Ageing Work and Health Research Unit, School of Health Sciences, 4334The University of Sydney, Australia.

Falls are a significant health problem for the ageing population. This review aimed to identify effective falls prevention interventions with involvement of general practitioners (GPs). Systematic review of randomised controlled trials conducted from 1999-2019, with meta-analysis. Read More

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December 2020

Academia Europaea Position Paper on Translational Medicine: The Cycle Model for Translating Scientific Results into Community Benefits.

J Clin Med 2020 May 19;9(5). Epub 2020 May 19.

Institute for Translational Medicine, Medical School, University of Pécs, 7624 Pécs, Hungary.

Introduction: Translational science has gained prominence in medicine, but there is still much work to be done before scientific results are used optimally and incorporated into everyday health practice. As the main focus is still on generating new scientific data with financial resources primarily available for that purpose, other activities that are necessary in the transition from research to community benefit are considered less needy. The European Statistical Office of the European Commission has recently reported that 1. Read More

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Experience with Intravenous Plasma-Derived C1-Inhibitor in Pregnant Women with Hereditary Angioedema: A Systematic Literature Review.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2020 06 3;8(6):1875-1880.e3. Epub 2020 Apr 3.

Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

Consensus guidelines recommend plasma-derived C1 inhibitor (C1-INH) as first-line treatment in pregnant women with hereditary angioedema (HAE). We conducted a systematic review of the literature that describes experience with plasma-derived C1-INH during pregnancy. A literature search of PubMed was conducted in November 2018 using variants of "hereditary angioedema" and "pregnancy. Read More

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Historical Expansion of Kyasanur Forest Disease in India From 1957 to 2017: A Retrospective Analysis.

Geohealth 2019 Feb 5;3(2):44-55. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

College of Veterinary Medicine University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana IL USA.

A highly infectious tick-borne virus causes Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD), which has been expanding in recent decades in India. Current studies do not provide an updated understanding of the disease trends and its expansion in India. We address this gap in the literature through a detailed review to reveal the annual historic expansion of KFD cases across the span of years from 1957 to 2017. Read More

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February 2019

Blood Pressure Non-Dipping and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: A Meta-Analysis.

J Clin Med 2019 Sep 2;8(9). Epub 2019 Sep 2.

Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, 20036 Meda, Italy.

Aim: We examined the reduced blood pressure (BP) nocturnal fall in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by a meta-analysis including studies that provided data on prevalence rates of non-dipping (ND) pattern during 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM).

Design: The PubMed, OVID-MEDLINE, and Cochrane CENTRAL literature databases were searched for appropriate articles without temporal restriction up to April 2019 through focused and sensitive search methods. Studies were identified by crossing the search terms as follows: "obstructive sleep apnea", "sleep quality", "non dipping", "reduced nocturnal BP fall", "circadian BP variation", "night-time BP", and "ambulatory blood pressure monitoring". Read More

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September 2019

Assessment of the Clinical Benefit of Imaging in Children With Unilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 May;145(5):431-443

Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands.

Importance: Imaging used to determine the cause of unilateral sensorineural hearing loss (USNHL) in children is often justified by the high likelihood of detecting abnormalities, which implies that these abnormalities are associated with hearing loss and that imaging has a positive contribution to patient outcome or well-being by providing information on the prognosis, hereditary factors, or cause of hearing loss.

Objectives: To evaluate the diagnostic yield of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in children with isolated unexplained USNHL and investigate the clinical relevance of these findings.

Evidence Review: Cochrane Library, Embase, PubMed, and Web of Science databases were searched for articles published from 1978 to 2017 on studies of children with USNHL who underwent CT and/or MRI of the temporal bone. Read More

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Medicines management issues in dementia and coping strategies used by people living with dementia and family carers: A systematic review.

Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 2018 12 30;33(12):1562-1581. Epub 2018 Sep 30.

Reading School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, Reading, Berkshire, UK.

Objectives: Medicines play a key role in the lives of people with dementia, primarily to manage symptoms. Managing medicines is complex for people with dementia and their family carers and can result in multiple problems leading to harm. We conducted a systematic review to identify and model medication issues experienced and coping strategies used by people with dementia and/or family carers. Read More

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December 2018

Publish or Perish mantra in the medical field: A systematic review of the reasons, consequences and remedies.

Pak J Med Sci 2016 Nov-Dec;32(6):1562-1567

Dr. Antonello Forgione, MD. Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Department of General and Emergency Surgery, NiguardaCàGranda Hospital, Director, AIMS Advanced International Mini-invasive Surgery Academy, Milan, Italy.

Objectives: Generally, academic promotions, job retention, job mobility, and professional development of a medical faculty members are judged primarily by the growth in publication outputs. Universities and research institutions are more likely to recruit and promote those academics carrying voluminous résumés with larger number of published articles. This review elaborates the causes and consequences of the pressure to publish and the ways and means to cope with this paradigm. Read More

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January 2017

Effect of fructose consumption on insulin sensitivity in nondiabetic subjects: a systematic review and meta-analysis of diet-intervention trials.

Am J Clin Nutr 2016 12 9;104(6):1562-1576. Epub 2016 Nov 9.

Departments of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Background: High fructose consumption has been suggested to contribute to several features of metabolic syndrome including insulin resistance, but to our knowledge, no previous meta-analyses have investigated the effect of fructose on insulin sensitivity in nondiabetic subjects.

Objective: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled diet-intervention studies in nondiabetic subjects to determine the effect of fructose on insulin sensitivity.

Design: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library for relevant trials on the basis of predetermined eligibility criteria. Read More

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December 2016

Matrix metalloproteinase gene polymorphisms and periodontitis susceptibility: a meta-analysis involving 6,162 individuals.

Sci Rep 2016 Apr 20;6:24812. Epub 2016 Apr 20.

Center for Evidence-Based and Translational Medicine, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071, P. R. China.

We aimed to systematically investigate the potential association of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9, -3, -2, and -8 gene polymorphisms with susceptibility to periodontitis using meta-analysis. A literature search in PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science was conducted to obtain relevant publications. Finally a total of 16 articles with 24 case-control studies (nine on MMP-9-1562 C/T, seven on MMP-3-1171 A5/A6, four on MMP-2-753C/T, and four on MMP-8-799 C/T) were considered in this meta-analysis. Read More

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Screening for familial and hereditary prostate cancer.

Int J Cancer 2016 Jun 5;138(11):2579-91. Epub 2016 Feb 5.

Department of Urology, Wayne State University, Karmanos Cancer Institute, University Health Center 7-C, Detroit, MI.

Prostate cancer (PC) has the highest degree of genetic transmission of any form of malignancy. In some families, the hereditary pattern is so strong as to mimic an autosomal dominance trait. We reviewed the known predisposing genetic markers to assess possible strategies for screening of families at risk. Read More

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Association Study of Matrix Metalloproteinases Gene Polymorphisms with Susceptibility to Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Meta-Analysis.

Immunol Invest 2015 ;44(7):603-15

a Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics , School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University , Hefei , Anhui , PR China and.

Objective: Association of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) gene polymorphisms with rheumatoid arthritis is controversial. We conduct a meta-analysis to clarify this dispute.

Methods: We systematically searched the electronic PUBMED, EMBASE and CNKI databases for research articles about MMPs (MMP-1, MMP-2, MMP-3, MMP-9) gene polymorphisms and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) up to January 2015. Read More

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[Stigma among health professionals towards patients with substance use disorders and its consequences for healthcare delivery: systematic review].

Tijdschr Psychiatr 2015 ;57(7):489-97

Background: Healthcare professionals are crucial in the identification and accessibility to treatment for people with substance use disorders.

Aim: Objective of this literature review is to assess health professionals' attitudes towards patients with substance use disorders and to examine the consequences of these attitudes on healthcare delivery for these patients.

Method: PubMed, Psycinfo and Embase were systematically searched for articles published between 2000-2011. Read More

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October 2015

Association between four MMP-9 polymorphisms and breast cancer risk: a meta-analysis.

Med Sci Monit 2015 Apr 19;21:1115-23. Epub 2015 Apr 19.

Life Science Research Center, Hebei North University, Zhangjiakou, Hebei, China (mainland).

Background: The role of matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) polymorphisms in breast cancer risk remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between MMP-9 variants and breast cancer susceptibility.

Material And Methods: Case-control studies were searched on electronic databases to retrieve related articles published between 2000 and 2014 concerning the role of MMP-9 variants in breast cancer risk. Read More

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The MMP-1, MMP-2, and MMP-9 gene polymorphisms and susceptibility to bladder cancer: a meta-analysis.

Tumour Biol 2014 Apr 5;35(4):3047-52. Epub 2014 Jan 5.

Department of Clinical Laboratory, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, 6 Shuangyong Road, Nanning, 530021, Guangxi, People's Republic of China,

The relationship between matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) polymorphisms and bladder cancer risk has become a hot topic and was studied extensively in recent years, but the results are still controversial. In order to estimate the relationship of MMP polymorphisms and the risk of bladder cancer, we performed this meta-analysis. We conducted a comprehensive search of databases; PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM, Chinese) and Wanfang Database (Chinese) were searched for all case-control studies which mainly study the relationship between MMP-1-1607 1G/2G, MMP-2-1306 C/T, and MMP-9-1562 C/T polymorphisms and the susceptibility of bladder cancer. Read More

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A systematic review of the economic and humanistic burden of illness in irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation.

J Manag Care Pharm 2013 Nov-Dec;19(9):755-64

1010 El Camino Real, Ste. 310, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.

Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic constipation (CC) are common functional gastrointestinal disorders affecting 14% and 20% of the U.S. population, respectively. Read More

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Meta-analysis of the association between psoriasis and human leucocyte antigen-B.

Br J Dermatol 2013 Aug;169(2):417-27

Department of Immunology and Pathogen Biology, Xi'an Jiaotong University College of Medicine, Shaanxi, China.

Background: Currently there is no consensus about the association between psoriasis and human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-B.

Objectives: To clarify the association between psoriasis and HLA-B.

Methods: Articles were selected, following predefined criteria, from case-control studies on the association between psoriasis and HLA-B published between 1 January 1972 and 11 November 2012, and included in the PubMed and ISI Web of Knowledge databases. Read More

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Stigma among health professionals towards patients with substance use disorders and its consequences for healthcare delivery: systematic review.

Drug Alcohol Depend 2013 Jul 13;131(1-2):23-35. Epub 2013 Mar 13.

Department Tranzo, Tilburg University, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Background: Healthcare professionals are crucial in the identification and accessibility to treatment for people with substance use disorders. Our objective was to assess health professionals' attitudes towards patients with substance use disorders and examine the consequences of these attitudes on healthcare delivery for these patients in Western countries.

Methods: Pubmed, PsycINFO and Embase were systematically searched for articles published between 2000 and 2011. Read More

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National newspaper portrayal of nursing homes: tone of coverage and its correlates.

Med Care 2013 Jan;51(1):78-83

Department of Gerontology, and Gerontology Institute, McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA 02125, USA.

Objectives: The mass media can exert considerable influence over the relative saliency of different public policy concerns. Because emotional resonance can have a strong impact on how the general public and policy makers perceive specific issues, the purpose of this study is to characterize the tone of nursing home coverage in the national media.

Methods: Keyword searches of LexisNexis were used to identify 1562 articles published in 4 national newspapers from 1999 to 2008. Read More

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January 2013

Polymorphisms of matrix metalloproteinases in myocardial infarction: a meta-analysis.

Heart 2011 Oct;97(19):1542-6

Department of Gerontology, the first affiliated hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210029, PRC, China.

Context: The literature provides no clear answer as to whether matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) polymorphisms increases risk of myocardial infarction (MI).

Objective: Our purpose was to help clarify the inconsistent findings of MMPs polymorphisms and MI susceptibility and identify which MMP polymorphism might play an active role in the occurrence of MI.

Data Sources: Articles were identified by a Medline search and citation tracking. Read More

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October 2011

Posterior shoulder dislocation: systematic review and treatment algorithm.

Arthroscopy 2011 Nov 1;27(11):1562-72. Epub 2011 Sep 1.

Department of Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Technical University, Munich, Germany.

Purpose: Posterior shoulder dislocations (PSDs) comprise a small subset of shoulder dislocations, and there are few evidence-based treatment protocols and no actual algorithm for the treatment of PSDs available in the literature. This article provides a systematic review of the literature, as well as an overview of clinical and radiologic diagnostic techniques, and presents an algorithm for treatment of PSDs, including minimally invasive treatment options.

Methods: For a systematic review of current literature, a systematic search was performed in the Medline and Cochrane databases. Read More

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November 2011

Outcomes after abdominal wall reconstruction using acellular dermal matrix: a systematic review.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2011 Dec 31;64(12):1562-71. Epub 2011 May 31.

Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Background: Complex abdominal wall defects can present a significant challenge to the reconstructive surgeon. In 2003, acellular dermal matrix (ADM) was introduced as an alternative to synthetic materials with suggestions that it has improved capacity to integrate with surrounding tissues with less inclination towards infection, erosion, extrusion, adhesion formation and rejection compared with synthetic materials. This systematic review was conducted to evaluate the existing literature describing the use of ADM for abdominal wall reconstruction in an attempt to identify factors that may affect outcomes. Read More

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December 2011

Characterization of the response to primary blast injury.

Authors:
E Kirkman S Watts

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 2011 Jan;366(1562):286-90

Biomedical Sciences, Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury SP4 0JQ, UK.

Lung injuries, predominantly arising from blast exposure, are a clinical problem in a significant minority of current military casualties. This special feature consists of a series of articles on lung injury. This first article examines the mechanism of the response to blast lung (primary blast injury to the lung). Read More

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January 2011

Educational interventions for implementation of arthritis clinical practice guidelines in primary care: effects on health professional behavior.

J Rheumatol 2010 Aug 1;37(8):1562-9. Epub 2010 Jul 1.

The Arthritis Society, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Objective: The dissemination and adoption of clinical practice guidelines (CPG) has been suggested as one method for improving arthritis care delivery. This article provides a review and synthesis of studies evaluating the influence of educational programs designed to implement CPG for osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in primary care.

Methods: A systematic literature search was conducted to identify relevant educational interventions that reported behavioral outcomes that ensured actual knowledge utilization in primary care. Read More

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Evolution of the scientific literature on pain from 1976 to 2007.

Pain Med 2010 May 1;11(5):670-84. Epub 2010 Mar 1.

Université Paris Descartes, Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire, Laboratoire d'Anatomie Fonctionnelle, 1 rue Maurice Arnoux, Montrouge, France.

Objective: This study traces the evolution of the scientific literature on pain published during the last 30+ years (1976-2007).

Methods: Using the Web of Science, pain-focused journal articles from the Science Citation Index Expanded published in 1977, 1987, 1997, and 2007 were retrieved and analyzed.

Results: The number of pain-related publications rose from 1,562 articles for 1976-77 to 9,159 PubMed for 2006-2007, with slow growth for the period 1976-1995, and rapid increases from 1995-2007. Read More

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