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Cheung Albert Y AY *Department of Ophthalmology, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, Michigan; †Department of Pediatric Critical Medicine, Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, Michigan; and ‡Associated Retinal Consultants P.C., Department of Vitreoretinal Surgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to report a unique case of vaso-occlusive retinal vasculitis in the setting of H1N1 influenza A. This study includes ophthalmologic examination, fluorescein angiogram, optical coherence tomography, neuroimaging, cerebral spinal fluid analysis, serologies, chart review, and review of the relevant literature. A 13-year-old Caucasian female ...
Law Ernest H EH University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA - - 2014
To review the evidence for the use of steroids in adults presenting with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), or overlap. EMBASE (1974 to April 2014), MEDLINE (1946 to April 2014), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (1970 to January 2014) were searched using the terms: ...
Hoogedoorn L L Radboud University Medical Center, Department of Dermatology, Nijmegen, The - - 2014
In vivo examination of the skin by reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) has been performed for about 20 years, leading to a broad spectrum of imaged infectious and inflammatory skin diseases (ISD) with many described RCM features. We systematically reviewed all available literature concerning ISD evaluated by RCM. Furthermore, we assessed ...
Swamy Kaki B KB 1 Faculty of Medicine, MAHSA University, Jalan Imlu Jalan University , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - - 2014
Abstract Synsepalum dulcificum or the "miracle fruit" is well known for its taste-modifying ability. The aim of this review was to assess the published medically beneficial as well as potential characteristics of this fruit. A search in three databases, including PubMed, ScienceDirect, and Google Scholar, was made with appropriate keywords. ...
Oppeneer Sarah J SJ 1Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities,Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center,Georgetown University,1000 New Jersey Avenue SE,Washington,DC - - 2014
To review the literature on bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and obesity in human populations. Systematic review of the literature via searches of PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and reference lists for articles published to 1 August 2014. China, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Sweden, UK, USA. Adults (≥18 years). Eighteen ...
van der Meer D H DH Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Isala, Zwolle, The - - 2014
The aim of this review was to investigate the quality of the current literature on the transfer of anticonvulsants to breast milk to provide an overview of which anticonvulsants are in need of further research. We reviewed the quality of the available lactation studies for 19 anticonvulsants against the guidelines ...
Andersson Carola C Department of Clinical Pathology and Cytology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg SE-413 45, - - 2014
Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma is an extremely rare malignant tumour that most commonly originates in the bone, but is also present in extraskeletal sites. The tumour is morphologically characterized by a biphasic pattern of small round cells and islands of cartilage. Spinal mesenchymal chondrosarcomas are even rarer and, therefore, few investigations exist ...
Peterson-Besse Jana J JJ Department of Public Health, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Recommended use of clinical preventive services (CPS) reduces morbidity and mortality from preventable conditions. Disparities in CPS utilization between individuals with and without disabilities have been shown, but a greater understanding of the disability subpopulations with lowest utilization is needed to better inform research, policy, and practice. The objective was ...
Eilertsen Heidi H From the Division of Diagnostics and Technology, Akershus University Hospital, Lørenskog, Norway; Faculty of Health Sciences, Oslo, and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Oslo, Norway; and - - 2014
The Sysmex XE-5000 instruments (Sysmex, Kobe, Japan) count immature granulocytes (IGs) and use the "Imm Gran?" flag to signal unreliable results. This study investigated the usefulness of the "Imm Gran?" flag and the analytical and diagnostic performance of the IG measurements in a side-by-side evaluation. In total, 408 samples were ...
Lee Melissa M Department of Paediatrics, University Children's Medical Institute, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore 119077, - - 2014
The skin of individuals with atopic dermatitis has a susceptibility to be colonized with Staphylococcus aureus. This has been associated with increased frequency and severity of exacerbations of atopic dermatitis. Therefore, there is a growing interest in the use of antiseptic agents to target primary bacterial colonization and infection. Antiseptic ...
Moran Patrick S PS Health Information and Quality Authority, Dublin, Ireland - - 2014
Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) is designed to aid wound healing and limb salvage for patients with critical limb ischaemia who are not candidates for revascularisation. We conducted a systematic review of the literature to identify and critically appraise the evidence supporting its use in this population. A search was conducted ...
Burkey Matthew D MD Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 550N. Broadway, Ste. 206, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States. Electronic address: - - 2014
Smokeless tobacco is a possible risk factor for developing pancreatic adenocarcinoma. This systematic review addressed the question: Is there an association between smokeless tobacco use and pancreatic adenocarcinoma diagnosis? Five electronic databases, grey literature, and citations of relevant articles were searched to identify studies. Six researchers double-reviewed records for inclusion ...
Baalbergen Astrid A *Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reinier de Graaf Hospital, Delft, the Netherlands; and †Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the - - 2014
This study aimed to review literature if therapeutic strategies in adenocarcinoma in situ of the cervix could lead to a more conservative approach. A review of the literature was conducted using a Medline search for articles published between 1966 and 2013. Thirty-five studies showed that after a radical cone, 16.5% ...
Wunning Jeffrey J University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center, Richmond Heights, Ohio - - 2014
The literature on the surgical treatment of osteochondritis dissecans of the distal tibial plafond is significantly limited. The purpose of this case study is to present a novel surgical technique to repair osteochondritis dissecans of the distal medial tibial plafond. A retrospective chart and radiographic review of a 15-year-old male ...
Ratz Tiara T Musculoskeletal Research Collaboration (Epidemiology Group), University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK, Department of Public Health, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, Rheumatology Unit, L. Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy and University of Aberdeen Dental School and Hospital, Aberdeen, UK. Musculoskeletal Research Collaboration (Epidemiology Group), University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK, Department of Public Health, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, Rheumatology Unit, L. Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy and University of Aberdeen Dental School and Hospital, Aberdeen, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to examine the link between AS and periodontitis. Medline, Embase, AMED, CINAHL, Web of Science and Google Scholar were searched to identify eligible studies that were selected and reviewed independently by at least two authors. Six case-control studies were included in the review. Study ...
Boffano Paolo P Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Pathology, VU University Medical Center and Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), P.O. Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
The epidemiology of facial trauma may vary widely across countries (and even within the same country), and is dependent on several cultural and socioeconomic factors. We know of few reviews of published reports that have considered the sex distribution and aetiology of maxillofacial trauma throughout the world. The aim of ...
Pieper Dawid - - 2014
There is a lack of an instrument to evaluate systematic reviews of non-randomized studies in epidemiological research. The Assessment of Multiple Systematic Reviews (AMSTAR) is widely used to evaluate the scientific quality of systematic reviews, but it has not been validated for SRs of non-randomized studies. The objective of this ...
Mor Niv N Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA - - 2014
The inconsistent measures used to report outcomes after mastoidectomy to treat cholesteatoma make it impossible for clinicians to compare results and apply them appropriately to patient care. We sought to identify and assess the type and relative frequency of the reported measures. PubMed, EMBASE, the Web of Science. We searched ...
Aminu M M Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, L3 5QA, - - 2014
Annually, 2.6 million stillbirths occur worldwide, 98% in developing countries. It is crucial that we understand causes and contributing factors. We conducted a systematic review of studies reporting factors associated with and cause(s) of stillbirth in low- and middle-income countries (2000-13). Narrative synthesis to compare similarities and differences between studies ...
Zeller Federico L FL Department of Urology. Complejo Hospitalario Llerena-Zafra. Llerena. Badajoz. - - 2014
To review the quality of urodynamic studies performed in one Center in order to assess adherence to the ICS Good Urodynamic Practice Guidelines. Sixty-two consecutive urodynamic studies performed between March 2012 and May 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. We followed a list of common features to analyze all records. 10.17% of ...
Quddus M Ruhul MR Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Women and Infants Hospital, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02905. Electronic address: - - 2014
Localized primary cutaneous amyloidosis is uncommon in Europe and North America and is infrequently reported in the English literature. The constituents of such deposits have not been previously examined; this series characterizes amyloid deposits in localized vulvar amyloidosis and their association with vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia. All biopsies and excisions of ...
Geraghty Timothy T Scottish Centre for Production Animal Health and Food Safety, University of Glasgow Veterinary School, 464 Bearsden Road, Glasgow, Scotland G61 1QH, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) is endemic in the bovine populations of many countries and can cause a significant reduction in animal welfare and production efficiency making control desirable. Effective control has proved very difficult to achieve despite multiple regionally coordinated programmes being in existence since the 1920s. The international ...
Liu Dong-Ze DZ a Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences , Tianjin , P.R. - - 2014
Ergostane and cucurbitane triterpenoids are relatively rare in mushroom metabolites, and a total of 55 compounds are reported up to May 2013. Many of them exhibited diverse biological properties such as anti-inflammatory, cytotoxic and antioxidative activities. The paper reviewed systematically the isolation, structure elucidation and biological activities of ergostane- and ...
Turner R Brigg RB Pacific University Oregon School of Pharmacy, Hillsboro, OR, - - 2014
To evaluate and review the literature surrounding the potential protective benefit of tetracyclines, particularly doxycycline, in reducing Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) acquisition. MEDLINE/PubMed, Google Scholar, and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts were searched through January 2014 using the search terms doxycycline, tetracycline, and Clostridium difficile. Relevant studies, case reports, and review articles ...
Davies Alwyn G - - 2014
Norman Collie was Professor of Organic Chemistry and Director of Laboratories at University College London between 1902 and 1928. He was a pioneering mountaineer but was also a prolific inventor; this review focuses on that little-known latter aspect of his activities.
Schinasi Leah L Section of Environment and Radiation, International Agency for Research on Cancer 150, Cours Albert Thomas, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France. - - 2014
This paper describes results from a systematic review and a series of meta-analyses of nearly three decades worth of epidemiologic research on the relationship between non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and occupational exposure to agricultural pesticide active ingredients and chemical groups. Estimates of associations of NHL with 21 pesticide chemical groups and ...
Babu Anuradha Kakkanatt AK Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, - - 2014
Sclerosing lymphangitis of the penis is a condition related to vigorous sexual activity, manifesting as an asymptomatic firm cord -like swelling around the coronal sulcus of the penis. Since, it is self-limiting, only reassurance along with abstinence from sexual activity are required. In addition to reporting two new cases, we ...
Vilar Daniela de Araújo DD Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology, Federal University of Paraíba, 58051-900 João Pessoa, PB, - - 2014
Bixa orellana L., popularly known as "urucum," has been used by indigenous communities in Brazil and other tropical countries for several biological applications, which indicates its potential use as an active ingredient in pharmaceutical products. The aim of this work was to report the main evidence found in the literature, ...
Thelma Beatriz González-Castro GC División Académica de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco, Villahermosa, Tabasco, - - 2014
Suicide is an important public health problem and one of the most common causes of death throughout the world. Suicidal behaviour is complex, and its causes are multifactorial. Case-control studies have reported an association between an alteration of the serotonin system and suicidal behaviour. Recently, it has been suggested that ...
Delzor Aurélie A Tropical Neuroepidemiology, INSERM UMR 1094, Limoges, France University of Limoges, School of Medicine, Institute of Neuroepidemiology and Tropical Neurology, Centre national de la recherche scientifique FR 3503 GEIST, Limoges, - - 2014
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most common motor neurone disease. It occurs in two forms: (1) familial cases, for which several genes have been identified and (2) sporadic cases, for which various hypotheses have been formulated. Notably, the β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (L-BMAA) toxin has been postulated to be involved in the ...
Zhai Yuan-Kun - - 2013
The purpose of this systematic review is to assess the efficacy and pharmacological profiles of Herba Epimedii in osteoporosis therapy. Four databases were extensively retrieved that include two Chinese electronic databases (VIP Information and CNKI) and two English electronic databases (CA and MEDLINE). Herba Epimedii has been an important traditional ...
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APA Bylaws Article XI.7 requires that the Policy and Planning Board report annually by publication to the membership and review the structure and function of the Association as a whole every fifth year. This report offers a framework for how to strategically and systematically provide a range of high-value engagement ...
Hill Robert A - - 2013
Covering: 2011. Previous review: Nat. Prod. Rep., 2012, 29, 780-818.This review covers the isolation and structure determination of triterpenoids including squalene derivatives, lanostanes, holostanes, cycloartanes, cucurbitanes, dammaranes, euphanes, tirucallanes, tetranortriterpenoids, quassinoids, lupanes, oleananes, friedelanes, ursanes, hopanes, onoceranes and saponins; 308 references are cited.
Ayyanar Muniappan - - 2013
During the past few decades numerous folk medicinal and scientific investigations on the antidiabetic effects of jambolan (Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels) have been reported. However no comprehensive evidence-based review is available. Hence this review was aimed to summarize the antidiabetic effects of different parts and active principles of jambolan. The ...
Ishikura Minoru - - 2013
Covering: 2010-2011. Previous review: Nat. Prod. Rep. 2010, 27, 1630-1680This review covers the literature on simple indole alkaloids and those with a non-rearranged monoterpenoid unit from the beginning of 2010 up to the end of 2011, which includes newly isolated alkaloids, structure determinations, total syntheses and biological activities.
Kim Byung-Sung - - 2013
A twenty-year-old male visited our clinic with wrist and long finger metacarpophalangeal (MP) joint pain. Dynamic ultrasonography revealed sagittal band (SB) ulnar subluxation and extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) volar subluxation. Magnetic resonance imaging showed longitudinal splitting and dislocation of the volar half slip of the ECU tendon. The redundant radial ...
Wang Lishu - - 2013
Covering: October 2006 to June 2012This review, with 166 references, covers the literature published on sesterterpenoids together with their relevant biological activities, source organisms and country of origin. The first total syntheses that have led to the revision of structures or stereochemistry have been included.
Gousseff M - - 2013
Pyomyositis is a primary purulent infection of skeletal muscles mostly described in tropical areas. Staphylococcus aureus is by far the main causative microorganisms. In temperate areas, pyomyositis more frequently affects male adults with immunodeficiency. Gram-negative bacilli pyomyositis are uncommon and occur mainly in this context of immunodeficiency. Only one case ...
Yoon Hong-Kee - - 2013
We report a case of a 14-year-old boy who presented with the inability to independently move fingers on either hand. On physical examination, simultaneous flexion of the index, middle and ring fingers was noted when he actively flexed the distal joint of the thumb. A surgical exploration was performed and ...
Booth Andrew - - 2013
Actively seeking the disconfirming or deviant case is properly regarded as a hallmark of trustworthiness in primary qualitative research. The need to subject emergent theory to such testing is no less important within qualitative systematic reviews. There is, as yet, little available guidance on how to implement such strategies. Few ...
Loh Tze Ping - - 2013
Pleural adenosine deaminase activity (ADA) is a sensitive and specific test for tuberculous pleurisy. Here, we report a case of undetectable ADA in the pleural fluid of a man presenting with chronic cough, fever and night sweats. Subsequent laboratory investigations and review revealed that the presence of high concentrations of ...
Brown Helen - - 2013
Many interventions aiming to increase children's physical activity have been developed and implemented in a variety of settings, and these interventions have previously been reviewed; however the focus of these reviews tends to be on the intervention effects on physical activity outcomes without consideration of the reasons and pathways leading ...
Sarkhail Parisa P Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 16th Azar Street, P.O. Box 14155-6451, Tehran 14176, - - 2013
Praeruptorins belonging to the angular-type pyranocoumarins are bioactive constituents that have been isolated from some Peucedanum species such as P. praeruptorum, which is used in traditional Chinese medicine for treatment of cold, cough, upper respiratory infections, and so forth. Many reports have demonstrated that the beneficial pharmacological effects of P. ...
Motwani Pooja - - 2012
Acquired factor inhibitors are rare. We report a case of an elderly male who presented with a bleeding diathesis associated with an elevated prothrombin time and an activated partial thromboplastin time. Work-up revealed undetectable factor V activity and a factor V inhibitor level of >50 Bethesda units. The inhibitor may ...
Brown David R - - 2012
The goal of the systematic review described in this summary was to determine the effectiveness of stand-alone mass media campaigns to increase physical activity at the population level. This systematic review is an update of a Community Guide systematic review and Community Preventive Services Task Force recommendation completed in 2001. ...
May Candace K - - 2012
The great emphasis placed on the democratic participation of local user groups as necessary for sustainable natural resource and environmental governance by scholars, advocates, and practitioners of collaborative natural resource management demands a greater focus on who is and who is not participating in governance processes, why, and the potential ...
Hollins Martin Caroline J - - 2013
Women in western countries generally lie semi-recumbent during first stage of labour, when perhaps it is more natural to move around. Consequently carers are unaware of what constitutes instinctive behaviours and their outcomes. With this in mind, a structured narrative review of the literature identified what prior research has shown ...
Kuo Ping-Chung PC Department of Biotechnology, National Formosa University, Yunlin 632, Taiwan, - - 2012
Aristolochia ( mădōu ling) is an important genus widely cultivated and had long been known for their extensive use in traditional Chinese medicine. The genus has attracted so much great interest because of their numerous biological activity reports and unique constituents, aristolochic acids (AAs). In 2004, we reviewed the metabolites ...
Schmid Stefan - - 2012
Pathologies that lead to biomechanical restrictions in human gait interfere with the tightly regulated muscle activation patterns that control the external moments. In order to maintain proper function, secondary mechanisms are required. The aims of this systematic review were (1) to identify secondary mechanisms in pathologic gait that have been ...
Bansal Yogita - - 2012
Presence of benzimidazole nucleus in numerous categories of therapeutic agents such as antimicrobials, antivirals, antiparasites, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, proton pump inhibitors, antihypertensives, anticoagulants, immunomodulators, hormone modulators, CNS stimulants as well as depressants, lipid level modulators, antidiabetics, etc. has made it an indispensable anchor for development of new therapeutic agents. Varied ...
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