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Bazzocchi Alberto A Department of Specialized, Diagnostic, and Experimental Medicine, University of Bologna, Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Hospital; Bologna, Italy - Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, The "Rizzoli" Institute, IRCCS - Institute of Neurological Sciences of Bologna, UOC of Neuroradiology; Bologna, Italy - - - 2013
The intradural extramedullary space is an extremely unusual site for the onset of Ewing's sarcoma. We describe a case of recurrence of intradural extramedullary Ewing's sarcoma and review the literature available on this topic.
Wiffen Philip J - - 2013
ABSTRACT The Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews is published quarterly as a DVD and monthly online ( http://www.thecochranelibrary.com ). The April 2013 issue (2nd DVD for 2013) contains 5484 complete reviews, 2341 protocols for reviews in production, and 22,600 short summaries of systematic reviews published in the general medical literature. ...
Wiffen Philip J - - 2013
ABSTRACT The Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews is published quarterly as a DVD and monthly online ( http://www.thecochranelibrary.com ). The April 2013 issue (2nd DVD for 2013) contains 5484 complete reviews, 2341 protocols for reviews in production, and 22,600 short summaries of systematic reviews published in the general medical literature. ...
Wiffen Philip J - - 2013
ABSTRACT The Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews is published quarterly as a DVD and monthly online ( http://www.thecochranelibrary.com ). The April 2013 issue (2nd DVD for 2013) contains 5484 complete reviews, 2341 protocols for reviews in production, and 22,600 short summaries of systematic reviews published in the general medical literature. ...
Magin Parker - - 2013
The 2001 Revised Consolidated Standards of Reporting of Trials (CONSORT) statement requires reporting of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) to include participants' baseline demographics. This enables comparison of intervention and control groups on potential confounding variables as well as assessment of study generalizability. Socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with access to ...
Pant Sadip - - 2013
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure for systemic hypoxemia is controversial. The first systematic, albeit retrospective, study was recently presented which showed good procedural and clinical success for PFO closure for this indication. We present a case of acute right to left intra-cardiac shunt across PFO where the shunting is not ...
Putz Katherine - - 2013
Meningitis is defined as inflammation of the meninges, in almost all cases identified by an abnormal number of white blood cells in the cerebrospinal fluid and specific clinical signs/symptoms. Onset may be acute or chronic, and clinical symptoms of acute disease develop over hours to days. This article reviews the ...
Carrier Charles S - - 2013
Follow-up studies of patients undergoing anterior cervical discectomy and interbody fusion (ACDF) have demonstrated varying degrees of radiographic degeneration at adjacent levels, with most cases being asymptomatic (adjacent segment degeneration, ASDeg) and far fewer being symptomatic (adjacent segment disease, ASDz). Controversy remains as to whether these conditions are related to ...
Cremers Johanna P - - 2013
Although glucocorticosteroids are considered the first-line treatment in sarcoidosis, refractory cases require alternatives, such as methotrexate (MTX). The aim of this study was to develop, on behalf of the World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders (WASOG), multinational evidence-based recommendations for the use of MTX in sarcoidosis for routine ...
Liu Yiju Teresa - - 2013
To systematically review the current literature on the effect of using ultrasound (US) guidance for the placement of peripheral intravenous (PIV) catheters in patients with difficult access. A systematic search was performed for the keywords ultrasonography, catheterization, and peripheral vein. A systematic review was performed on randomized-controlled studies comparing the ...
Hadi Mohammed - - 2013
BackgroundChronic ruptures of the Achilles tendon cause marked functional impairment. Given the different repair techniques used, there is a need for a systematic review of the literature to investigate whether these procedure are comparable with one another when performed by experienced surgeons.Sources of dataA systematic literature search using the Medline ...
Baek J H - - 2013
Tremor occurs frequently as a side-effect of lithium, and it is, however, easily overlooked in the clinical setting. In this article, we attempt to review the pathophysiology and the clinical approach of lithium tremor. We searched the Pubmed and Cochrane Library for relevant articles up to the year 2012. Sixty-four ...
Mantzourani Maria - - 2013
This review defines dentine sensitivity (DS), its prevalence, its aetiology, the mechanism(s) responsible for DS, its diagnosis and its treatment. The review then examines the modes of action of various treatments for DS including potassium salts, strontium salts, bioglasses, arginine/calcium carbonate and professional treatments such as adhesives and oxalates. The ...
Buchanan Edward P - - 2013
Klumpke palsy has yet to be clearly documented in the newborn, because previous reports lack any description of the obstetrical history, clinical progression, or outcome. Based on a high incidence of breach presentation in the few clinical series that report Klumpke palsy, hyperabduction with arm overhead during delivery has been ...
Bishop Lauri - - 2013
Stroke is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Many survivors of stroke remain with residual disabilities, even years later. Advances in technology have led to the development of a variety of robotic devices for use in rehabilitation. The integration of robotics in the delivery of neurorehabilitation is promising, but still ...
Martin Jarad - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Review of plans early in treatment offers the potential to reduce the chance of sub-optimal treatment delivery. We compare the use of real time reviews (RTR) either before randomization (pre-rand 3D RTR) or following randomization (post-rand 2D RTR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: PROFIT is an international randomised trial ...
Crowther David M - - 2013
The purpose of this article is to discuss systematic reviews, how they are performed, and their associated strengths and limitations. A systematic review is an assessment of evidence involving exact methods to systematically identify, select, and critically evaluate all available literature on a particular topic. Unlike most narrative reviews, systematic ...
Wiffen Philip J - - 2013
ABSTRACT The Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews is published quarterly as a DVD but monthly online ( http://www.thecochranelibrary.com ). The January 2013 issue (1st DVD for 2013) contains 5328 complete reviews, 2291 protocols for reviews in production, and almost 19,600 short summaries of systematic reviews published in the general medical ...
Wiffen Philip J - - 2013
ABSTRACT The Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews is published quarterly as a DVD but monthly online ( http://www.thecochranelibrary.com ). The January 2013 issue (1st DVD for 2013) contains 5328 complete reviews, 2291 protocols for reviews in production, and almost 19,600 short summaries of systematic reviews published in the general medical ...
Wiffen Philip J - - 2013
ABSTRACT The Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews is published quarterly as a DVD but monthly online ( http://www.thecochranelibrary.com ). The January 2013 issue (1st DVD for 2013) contains 5328 complete reviews, 2291 protocols for reviews in production, and almost 19,600 short summaries of systematic reviews published in the general medical ...
Wiffen Philip J - - 2013
ABSTRACT The Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews is published quarterly as a DVD but monthly online ( http://www.thecochranelibrary.com ). The January 2013 issue (1st DVD for 2013) contains 5328 complete reviews, 2291 protocols for reviews in production, and almost 19,600 short summaries of systematic reviews published in the general medical ...
Potter Elisabeth H EH University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390-8820, - - 2013
The silicone granuloma was first described in the literature in 1964. During the course of clinical practice, the plastic surgeon will encounter a silicone granuloma in a breast augmentation or reconstruction patient. This review addresses the clinical significance associated with silicone granulomas. Clinical implications and indications for intervention are discussed, ...
Wiffen Philip J - - 2013
ABSTRACT The Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews is published quarterly as a DVD but monthly online ( http://www.thecochranelibrary.com ). The January 2013 issue (1st DVD for 2013) contains 5328 complete reviews, 2291 protocols for reviews in production, and almost 19,600 short summaries of systematic reviews published in the general medical ...
Lapid Oren - - 2013
Abstract Objective: A systematic review to assess the efficacy of tamoxifen in the management of idiopathic pubertal gynecomastia. Data sources: Searches were conducted using the databases of Medline (search engine PubMed) and Web of Science®. Study selection: Studies reporting the use of Tamoxifen for the treatment of gynecomastia in adolescents. ...
Eliades Steven J - - 2013
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The role of mastoidectomy performed with tympanoplasty for tympanic membrane perforations in the absence of cholesteatoma remains controversial. Some authorities suggest that outcomes are improved by the pressure buffering contributed by a well-aerated mastoid. It is unclear, however, whether or not clinical evidence demonstrates a benefit by the addition ...
Jacobs Wilco C H WC Department of Neurosurgery, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, PO Box 9600, 2300, RC, Leiden, The Netherlands, - - 2013
Many systematic reviews have been published on surgical interventions for low back disorders. The objective of this overview was to evaluate the available evidence from systematic reviews on the effectiveness of surgical interventions for disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, stenosis, and degenerative disc disease (DDD). An earlier version of this review was ...
Gleicher Norbert - - 2013
Offspring of women with anti-SSA/Ro - SSB/La antibodies are believed at risk for congenital heart block (CHB). Whether this risk can be reduced, and what constitutes standard of care treatment is, however, unclear. Objective of this review therefore was to determine whether currently proposed standard of care treatments to avoid ...
Sáez-Benito Loreto - - 2013
BACKGROUND: cognitive pharmaceutical services (CPSs) encompass a variety of pharmacists' interventions to optimise pharmacotherapy. The clinical effectiveness of CPSs for aged patients remains controversial. OBJECTIVE: to analyse and describe the evidence of the clinical effectiveness of CPSs in aged patients by means of performing a systematic review of systematic reviews. ...
Decaro Nicola N Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Valenzano, Italy. - - 2013
A clinical outbreak of bovine piroplasmosis was reported in Italy. The etiological agent was characterized as Babesia occultans, a parasite regarded as apathogenic and never detected before in continental Europe. This report paves the way for further studies to assess the occurrence of this tick-transmitted protozoan in other European regions.
O'Brart David Ps - - 2013
The aim was to review the recently published literature on excimer laser surface ablation procedures, including photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), laser sub-epithelial keratomileusis (LASEK), microkeratome-assisted PRK (epi-LASIK) and trans-epithelial (laser-assisted) PRK, to help elucidate where and how surface ablation may best fit into current refractive surgical practice. The emphasis was on ...
Rodríguez-Cruz Pedro M - - 2013
Acute hemicerebellitis in childhood is an extremely rare unilateral presentation of cerebellitis mimicking a tumour. Its aetiology is unknown, although an inflammatory or postinfectious origin is presumed. Its clinical outcome is generally good and a self-limited evolution, in the absence of specific treatment, is usually expected. MRI findings can be ...
Wiffen Philip J - - 2013
ABSTRACT The Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews is published quarterly as a DVD but monthly online ( http://www.thecochranelibrary.com ). The January 2013 issue (1st DVD for 2013) contains 5328 complete reviews, 2291 protocols for reviews in production, and almost 19,600 short summaries of systematic reviews published in the general medical ...
Renshaw Andrew A - - 2013
Previous prospective studies of automated assisted gynecologic screening devices have used a panel of experts for truth determination. We sought to determine the value of this practice. The relative sensitivity of the devices compared with manual screening was calculated using an expert panel for truth determination and compared using likelihood ...
Cheng Ke-Jia - - 2013
Giant osteomas of the ethmoid and frontal sinuses ary very rare, with only a few dozen cases reported in the literature. Given their rarity, the clinical characteristics and treatment of this disease remain controversial. In this study, the clinical presentation and surgical methods used to treat three patients with giant ...
Briel Matthias - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of pre-clinical studies, in vivo animal experiments in particular, can influence clinical care. Publication bias is one of the major threats of validity in systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Previous empirical studies suggested that systematic reviews and meta-analyses have become more prevalent until 2010 and found ...
Eich H T - - 2013
This report reviews aspects of the German evidence-based guidelines for Hodgkin's lymphoma relevant to radiation oncologists. Stage-adapted treatment is discussed with the focus on radiotherapy. Up-to-date literature citations provide an overview of current recommendations.
Perrons Robert K - - 2013
In light of the high stakes of the Deepwater Horizon civil trial and the important precedent-setting role that the case will have on the assessment of future marine disasters, the methodologies underpinning the calculations of damage on both sides will be subjected to considerable scrutiny. Despite the importance of the ...
O'Neil S E SE Krefting Research Centre, Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, - - 2013
The field of clinical proteomics is faced with multiple challenges which need to be overcome in order to improve our understanding of human diseases and provide management solutions. Researchers interested in clinical proteomics assembled for a roundtable discussion at the European Association for Proteomics (EuPA) conference held in Glasgow in ...
Overduin Christiaan G - - 2013
In-bore magnetic resonance-guided biopsy (MRGB) has been increasingly used in clinical practice to detect prostate cancer (PCa). This review summarizes the current clinical results of this biopsy method. A systematic literature search was performed in the PubMed and Embase databases. Of 2,035 identified records, 49 required full review. In all, ...
Manchikanti Laxmaiah - - 2013
The primary goal of the surgical treatment of nerve root compression from a disc protrusion continues to be the relief of compression by removing the herniated nuclear material with open discectomy. However, poor results have been reported for contained disc herniations with open surgical interventions. In recent years, a number ...
Sethi Ashok - - 2013
Sound clinical practice in implant dentistry depends upon defining the methodology that can successfully be used. This can be achieved by identifying literature relating to a specific technique prior to its use. However, clinical observations of outcomes within one's own practice are also very effective. This is particularly true as ...
Costa Moacir Guilherme da - - 2013
The present systematic review was performed to investigate if there is evidence justifying the prophylactic extraction of third molars, one of the most frequent procedures in oral surgery. A series of searches was carried out for randomized, clinical trials and systematic reviews in seven databases (MEDLINE, BBO, LILACS, Web of ...
Mroz Pawel - - 2013
Context.-Central pathology review (CPR) was initially designed as a quality control measure. The potential of CPR in clinical trials was recognized as early as in the 1960s and quickly became embedded as an integral part of many clinical trials since. Objective.-To review the current experience with CPR in clinical trials, ...
Jansen Leigh A - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Many decellularized dermal matrices are available with various applications, all with slight differences. AlloDerm appears to have the greatest presence in the literature. The purpose of this systematic review is to provide an overview of the experience with AlloDerm, stratified by clinical indication. METHODS: A literature search was performed ...
Baron Gabriel - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Multiple-arm randomized trials can be more complex in their design, data analysis, and result reporting than two-arm trials. We conducted a systematic review to assess the reporting of analyses in reports of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with multiple arms. METHODS: The literature in the MEDLINE database was searched for ...
McGee Richard G - - 2013
AIM: Systematic reviews have the potential to map those areas where children are under-represented in surgical research. We aimed to describe and evaluate the quantity, coverage and the quality of conduct and reporting of systematic reviews of surgical procedures in children. METHODS: We searched four biomedical databases, a systematic review ...
Li Tianjing - - 2013
CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses serve as a basis for decision-making and clinical practice guidelines and should be carried out using appropriate methodology to avoid incorrect inferences. TOPIC: We describe the characteristics, statistical methods used for meta-analyses, and citation patterns of all 21 glaucoma systematic reviews we identified pertaining ...
Holan Gideon - - 2013
Compared with the abundant literature on the replantation of avulsed permanent teeth, the literature on replantation of avulsed primary teeth is significantly more limited. A search of PubMed, using the terms: primary teeth, primary incisors, avulsion, exarticulation, replantation and reposition, and search in the reference list of the relevant articles, ...
de Medeiros Frederico Carvalho - - 2013
The myelopathy caused by vitamin B12 deficiency is known as subacute combined degeneration. It is rare, but a well known cause of demyelination of the dorsal columns of the spinal cord. The magnetic resonance imaging is characterized by an increased signal on T2-weighted images involving the posterior columns of cervical ...
Varma Abhay K AK Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA. - - 2013
The incidence of acute and chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) in the United States is more than 10,000 per year, resulting in 720 cases per million persons enduring permanent disability each year. The economic impact of SCI is estimated to be more than 4 billion dollars annually. Preclinical studies, case ...
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