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Leyna Leite Santos, Jamilly Leite Santos, Luciano Timbó Barbosa, Ivan do Nascimento da Silva, Célio Fernando de Sousa-Rodrigues, Fabiano Timbó Barbosa
Diabetes during pregnancy has been linked to unfavorable maternal-fetal outcomes. Human insulins are the first drug of choice because of the proven safety in their use. However, there are still questions about the use of insulin analogs during pregnancy. The objective of the present study was to determine the effectiveness of insulin analogs compared with human insulin in the treatment of pregnant women with diabetes through a systematic review with meta-analysis. The search comprised the period since the inception of each database until July 2017, and the following databases were used: MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, ISI Web of Science, LILACS, Scopus, SIGLE and Google Scholar...
February 2019: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
Nobuko Makino, Yosikazu Nakamura, Mayumi Yashiro, Koki Kosami, Yuri Matsubara, Ryusuke Ae, Yasuko Aoyama, Hiroshi Yanagawa
BACKGROUND: Approximately 50 years have passed since Kawasaki disease (KD) was first reported. The Kawasaki disease nationwide survey began in 1970. Although more than 360,000 patients have already been reported in Japan, the cause is still unknown. In Japan, the number of patients and incidence rate of KD has continued to increase. It is necessary to exam the trend of the occurrence of patients in the surveillance of KD. METHODS: The nationwide survey of patient incidence in 2015 and 2016 was conducted in 2017, as the 24th nationwide survey of KD...
February 20, 2019: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Q Li, Y Liu, X Sun, Z Yin, H Li, C Cheng, L Liu, R Zhang, F Liu, Q Zhou, C Wang, L Li, B Wang, Y Zhao, M Zhang, D Hu
BACKGROUND: Previous meta-analysis showed an inverse association between coffee consumption and all-cause mortality. However, the relationship between caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee consumption and all-cause mortality is inconsistent. We aimed to identify and review the published evidence updating the association between coffee consumption and all-cause mortality and, furthermore, to investigate the association of caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee consumption and all-cause mortality...
February 20, 2019: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
Imelda Dillane, Owen Doody
AIM: To explore the current evidence of nurses caring for people with Intellectual Disability and dementia who experience pain. BACKGROUND: People with intellectual disability are ageing and are experiencing age related health conditions including dementia and conditions associated with pain, but at an earlier age. Addressing the needs of people with intellectual disability who develop dementia is a new challenge for nurses. DESIGN: An integrative literature review...
February 20, 2019: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Kirsten Kaptain, Marie-Louise Ulsøe, Pia Dreyer
AIM: To explore patients' and healthcare professionals' experiences of patients' surgical pathways in a perioperative setting. BACKGROUND: Elective surgical pathways have improved over the past decades due to fast track programs, but patients desire more personalised and coordinated care and treatment. There is little knowledge of how healthcare professionals' collaboration and communication affect patients' pathways. DESIGN: The overall framework was complex intervention method...
February 20, 2019: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Kyoung Ju Lee, Miyoung Kim
AIM: To investigate how nurses who succeeded their mothers in the occupation are affected by their mothers and to explore how such nurses value their occupation. BACKGROUND: Although children who succeed their parents in an occupation have shown high job satisfaction and persistence, no study has presented this phenomenon in nursing perspectives. DESIGN: A qualitative study using interpretative phenomenological analysis. METHODS: Data were collected from July 2016 - September 2017 through in-depth interviews with seven mother-daughter nurse dyads...
February 20, 2019: Journal of Advanced Nursing
A J Hendricks, V Y Shi
The current era of patient-centered medicine is characterized by widespread accessibility to medical information and self-driven involvement in disease management. This movement is evident in the rapid expansion of medical mobile applications (apps) for personal electronic devices. Between 2014 and 2017, dermatology-specific mobile apps increased by 81% from 291 to 526,1 with a growing selection of disease tracking apps for various dermatologic conditions. Disease trackers are a specific type of mobile health app for monitoring symptoms over time, while other categories of health apps may offer patient education or access to medical records...
February 20, 2019: British Journal of Dermatology
Anura Ariyawardana, Milda Chmieliauskaite, Arwa M Farag, Rui Albuquerque, Heli Forssell, Cibele Nasri-Heir, Gary D Klasser, Andrea Sardella, Michele D Mignogna, Mark Ingram, Charles R Carlson, Craig S Miller
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review analyzing disease definitions and diagnostic criteria used in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) involving burning mouth syndrome (BMS). METHODS: A systematic search conducted in PubMed, Web of Science, PsycINFO, Cochrane Database/Cochrane Central, and Google Scholar that included RCTs on BMS published between 1994 and 2017 was performed. RESULTS: Considerable variability in BMS disease definitions and diagnostic criteria used created substantial heterogeneity in the selection of participants and weakened the rigor of the 36 RCTs identified...
February 20, 2019: Oral Diseases
Liang Zheng, Limei Wang, Gui Ren, Rongchun Zhang, Shuhui Liang, Biaoluo Wang, Linhui Zhang, Xiangping Wang, Bing Luo, Yanglin Pan, Xuegang Guo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hands-on endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) training is an essential step for trainees to grasp the technique. Cannulation success rate (CSR) is considered one of main indicators of competency of trainees. This study aimed to investigate whether patient-related factors had an impact on the CSR of trainees. METHODS: A post-hoc analysis of data from two multicenter studies (NCT02002650 and NCT03057769) were conducted. Patients aged 18-90 with native papilla undergoing ERCP were eligible for this study...
February 20, 2019: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Jessica Two, Martin Curtice
SummaryThis article reviews a 2017 Court of Protection case which assessed and decided issues relating to the Islamic faith and the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The case involved a 39-year-old Muslim man with learning difficulties. It centred on his ability to make decisions about two specific aspects of his faith - capacity for fasting and for the removal of pubic and axillary hair. The judgment describes how s.4 of the Act was applied in deciding these decisions under the doctrine of best interests. In doing so, it elucidates key principles which can be applied to similar cases of this and other faiths...
February 20, 2019: BJPsych Bulletin
Juan Pablo Alderuccio, Wei Zhao, Amrita Desai, Jeremy Ramdial, Nicolas Gallastegui, Erik Kimble, Macarena I de la Fuente, Muhammad Husnain, Joseph D Rosenblatt, Alvaro J Alencar, Jonathan H Schatz, Craig H Moskowitz, Jennifer R Chapman, Francisco Vega, Isildinha M Reis, Izidore S Lossos
Between 11-37% of extranodal marginal zone lymphoma (EMZL) patients present with disease involvement in multiple mucosal sites (MMS). We analyzed 405 EMZL patients seen between 1995 and 2017. 265 (65.4%) presented with stage I disease, 49 of 309 (15.8%) with bone marrow involvement and 35 of 328 (10.7%) with monoclonal gammopathy (MG). 43 (10.6%) patients had MMS presentation, which was more frequently seen in patients aged >60 years (55.8%). 5(17.9%) of 28 MMS patients had MG. MMS patients commonly exhibited an IPI >2 (79...
February 19, 2019: American Journal of Hematology
Eva Oppel, Stefanie Kamann, Franz-Xaver Reichl, Christof Högg
BACKGROUND: Glucose monitoring systems, eg Freestyle Libre (Abott) and Dexcom (Nintamed) more and more replace conventional blood sugar measurement. However, many patients experienced adverse skin reactions such as severe allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). Finally, in August 2017 the culprit allergen in Freestyle Libre, isobornyl acrylate (IBOA), was identified. OBJECTIVES: After developing ACD it is not recommended to use their glucose monitoring system anymore...
February 19, 2019: Contact Dermatitis
Aya Ashraf Ali, Ahmed Kamal Sayed, Loalo'a El Sherif, Gihan Ossam Loutfi, Abdullah Mahmoud Mohamed Ahmed, Hajer Bassem Mohamed, Ahmad Tareq Anwar, Abdullah Salah Taha, Reem Mohamed Yahia, Ahmed Elgebaly, Mohamed M Abdel-Daim
BACKGROUND: Two tocolytic drugs- atosiban and nifedipine-are currently used for first-line treatment of preterm labor (PTL). OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of atosiban with nifedipine for PTL treatment. SEARCH STRATEGY: In May 2017, we searched PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Clinical Trials with search terms including "nifedipine", "atosiban", and "preterm labor"...
February 19, 2019: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Changkai Deng, Qiang Peng, Xianliang Hu, Li Gao, Juan Xu, Jing Su, Xue Xia, Feng Liu, Maoxian Li
PURPOSE: Based on previously two meta-analyses, urinary nerve growth factor (NGF) has emerged as one potentially noninvasive biomarker for overactive bladder (OAB) in adults. We performed this systematic review to explore if NGF is a biomarker for OAB in children. METHODS: A literature search was conducted in PubMed, Embase, Web of science and Cochrane Library. Copies of all relevant articles were retrieved for quality assessment and data abstraction by two reviewers...
February 19, 2019: Pediatric Surgery International
Georgina S McPherson, Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop, Deborah Payne
Purpose: This narrative review explores the barriers and facilitators for Pacific women accessing the cervical screening pathway. Despite organized cervical screening in New Zealand, Pacific women still face significant health disparities in regard to cervical cancer incidence and mortality and access to colposcopy services. Providing a narrative synthesis of the available literature examining Pacific women and the barriers and facilitators to the cervical screening pathway may provide some insight into the provision of primary and secondary health services for Pacific women...
2019: Health Equity
Dalma Dobszai, Péter Mátrai, Zoltán Gyöngyi, Dezső Csupor, Judit Bajor, Bálint Erőss, Alexandra Mikó, Lajos Szakó, Ágnes Meczker, Roland Hágendorn, Katalin Márta, Andrea Szentesi, Péter Hegyi
BACKGROUND: Obesity rates have increased sharply in recent decades. As there is a growing number of cases in which acute pancreatitis (AP) is accompanied by obesity, we found it clinically relevant to investigate how body-mass index (BMI) affects the outcome of the disease. AIM: To quantify the association between subgroups of BMI and the severity and mortality of AP. METHODS: A meta-analysis was performed using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) Protocols...
February 14, 2019: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Janet Janbek, Mahesh Sarki, Ina O Specht, Berit L Heitmann
BACKGROUND: The fetal brain starts developing early and animal studies have suggested that iron plays several roles for the development, but results from epidemiological studies investigating associations between gestational iron and offspring neurodevelopment are inconsistent. OBJECTIVE: To systematically examine results from observational studies and RCTs on gestational iron and offspring neurodevelopment, with focus on the importance of four domains: iron status indicators, exposure timing, neurodevelopmental outcomes, and offspring age...
February 19, 2019: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Elena Santagostino, Guy Young, Carmen Escuriola Ettingshausen, Victor Jimenez-Yuste, Manuel Carcao
The development of inhibitors against factor VIII (FVIII) concentrates represents a significant treatment complication for hemophilia. Immune tolerance induction (ITI) therapy eradicates inhibitors in 60-80% of patients, resulting in a normal FVIII response. This article, based on presentations at the 6th International Coagulation Meeting, held in Barcelona, Spain, in September 2017, provides an overview of management approaches for patients with inhibitors and briefly tabulates four cases of ITI therapy (first-line or rescue ITI therapy in pediatric and adult patients) with successful outcomes...
February 15, 2019: Acta Haematologica
Sauzanne G Khalilieh, Ka Lai Yee, Rosa I Sanchez, Li Fan, Matt S Anderson, Monali Sura, Tine Laethem, Scott Rasmussen, Luc van Bortel, Griet van Lancker, Marian Iwamoto
Identifying and understanding potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs) is vital for treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection. This article discusses DDIs between doravirine, a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) and cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A) substrates, and drugs that modulate CYP3A activity. Consistent with previously published in vitro data and DDI trials with CYP3A substrates, midazolam and atorvastatin, doravirine did not have any meaningful impact on the pharmacokinetics of the CYP3A substrates ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel...
February 19, 2019: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Alexandra Caulfield, Deniz Vatansever, Gabriel Lambert, Tine Van Bortel
OBJECTIVE: To assess existing literature on the effectiveness of mental health training courses for non-specialist health workers, based on the WHO guidelines (2008). DESIGN: A systematic review was carried out, complying with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses checklist. DATA SOURCES: After examination of key studies in the literature, a comprehensive search was performed within the following electronic databases on 31 May 2017: PubMed, PsycINFO, CINAHL (using EBSCOHost interface), Cochrane, Web of Science...
February 1, 2019: BMJ Open
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