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Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative knee: systematic review and meta-analysis of benefits and harms

Objective To determine benefits and harms of arthroscopic knee surgery involving partial meniscectomy, debridement, or both for middle aged or older patients with knee pain and degenerative knee disease.  
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over 5 years ago
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Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative knee: systematic review and meta-analysis of benefits and harms

Objective To determine benefits and harms of arthroscopic knee surgery involving partial meniscectomy, debridement, or both for middle aged or older patients with knee pain and degenerative knee disease.  
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over 5 years ago
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Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative knee: systematic review and meta-analysis of benefits and harms

Objective To determine benefits and harms of arthroscopic knee surgery involving partial meniscectomy, debridement, or both for middle aged or older patients with knee pain and degenerative knee disease.  
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Meta-analysis should not be subject to selectivity and imbalance

The final study sample of 46 163 patients included 4907 using dabigatran, 1649 using rivaroxaban, and 39 607 using warfarin. After adjustment for potentially confounding covariates, there was no …  
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Critical Care

We applaud the extensive systematic review and meta-analysis by Zampieri and colleagues on inhaled antibiotics for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) [1] but would like to add some comments regarding inhaled colistin for treatment of VAP caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB).  
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over 5 years ago
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Performance of alternative strategies for primary cervical cancer screening in sub-Saharan Africa: systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy studies

Objective To assess and compare the accuracy of visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), visual inspection with Lugol’s iodine (VILI), and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing as alternative standalone methods for primary cervical cancer screening in sub-Saharan Africa.  
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Is the supine position associated with loss of airway patency in unconscious trauma patients? A systematic review and meta-analysis

More great FOAMEd from Norway! Is the supine position associated with loss of airway patency in unconscious trauma patients? A systematic review and meta-analysis  
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Alternative intubation techniques vs Macintosh laryngoscopy in patients with cervical spine immobilization: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Interesting open access article from Switzerland! Alternative intubation techniques vs Macintosh laryngoscopy in patients with cervical spine immobilization: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials  
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over 5 years ago
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Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, artificially sweetened beverages, and fruit juice and incidence of type 2 diabetes: systematic review, meta-analysis, and estimation of population attributable fraction

Objectives To examine the prospective associations between consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, artificially sweetened beverages, and fruit juice with type 2 diabetes before and after adjustment for adiposity, and to estimate the population attributable fraction for type 2 diabetes from consumption of sugar sweetened beverages in the United States and United Kingdom.  
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over 5 years ago
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Eradicating H pylori seems to reduce incidence of gastric cancer, review shows

Eradicating Helicobacter pylori infection in otherwise healthy and asymptomatic people reduces the incidence of gastric cancer, a systematic review and meta-analysis published by the Cochrane Library has concluded.1  
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over 5 years ago
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Cognitive behavioural therapy can help chronic insomnia, review finds

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can improve sleep in patients with chronic insomnia without the need for drugs, a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has found.[1]  
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over 5 years ago
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Effect of BCG vaccination against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in children: systematic review and meta-analysis

Objectives To determine whether BCG vaccination protects against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection as assessed by interferon γ release assays (IGRA) in children.  
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over 5 years ago
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Intake of saturated and trans unsaturated fatty acids and risk of all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Objective To systematically review associations between intake of saturated fat and trans unsaturated fat and all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and associated mortality, coronary heart disease (CHD) and associated mortality, ischemic stroke, and type 2 diabetes.  
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over 5 years ago
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Intake of saturated and trans unsaturated fatty acids and risk of all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Objective To systematically review associations between intake of saturated fat and trans unsaturated fat and all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and associated mortality, coronary heart disease (CHD) and associated mortality, ischemic stroke, and type 2 diabetes.  
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Male doctors are more likely to have legal action taken against them, analysis finds

Male doctors have nearly two and a half times higher odds of having legal action taken against them than female doctors, a meta-analysis published in the open access journal BMC Medicine has found.1  
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Critical Care

The early diagnosis of sepsis remains a challenge. Recently, soluble cluster of differentiation 14 subtype (sCD14-ST), also known as presepsin, has been identified as a potential biomarker of sepsis. We performed a meta-analysis to assess the diagnostic accuracy of presepsin for sepsis in patients with systemic inflammation.  
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about 5 years ago
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Steroid Shots Offer Little Relief for Some Low Back Pain

Corticosteroid injections are commonly and increasingly used to treat radiculopathy and spinal stenosis, but their value is limited, a meta-analysis suggests.  
medscape.com
about 5 years ago
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Fish-Rich Diet May Significantly Reduce Depression Risk

A diet rich in fish may significantly reduce depression risk, a new meta-analysis suggests.  
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about 5 years ago
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Combining Varenicline With Nicotine Replacement Therapy

While combination therapy of varenicline with NRT is not recommended by multiple guidelines, this meta-analysis suggests that it is safe and more effective than monotherapy.  
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about 5 years ago
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Incretin treatment and risk of pancreatitis in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised and non-randomised studies

Objective To investigate the risk of pancreatitis associated with the use of incretin-based treatments in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.  
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about 5 years ago