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CT in Covid-19: A Systematic Review of Chest CT Findings

2 Jun, 2020 | 04:56h | UTC

CT in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): a systematic review of chest CT findings in 4410 adult patients – European Radiology

 


Systematic Review: The Effects from Screening for Type 2 Diabetes are Uncertain

1 Jun, 2020 | 03:47h | UTC

Screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus – Cochrane Library

Summary: Screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus – Cochrane Library

 


[Abstract Only] Meta-Analysis: Reappraisal of the Treatment Duration of Antibiotic Regimens for Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis in Adult Women

1 Jun, 2020 | 03:31h | UTC

Reappraisal of the treatment duration of antibiotic regimens for acute uncomplicated cystitis in adult women: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of 61 randomised clinical trials – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


[Abstract Only] Meta-Analysis: Postoperative Continuation of Antibiotic Prophylaxis Does Not Reduce the Incidence of Surgical Site Infections

29 May, 2020 | 03:09h | UTC

Effect of postoperative continuation of antibiotic prophylaxis on the incidence of surgical site infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

 


Meta-Analysis: Direct Oral Anticoagulants vs. Low‐molecular‐weight Heparin for the Treatment of Cancer‐associated Thrombosis

29 May, 2020 | 03:03h | UTC

Direct oral anticoagulants compared to low‐molecular‐weight heparin for the treatment of cancer‐associated thrombosis: Updated systematic review and meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials – Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis

“In patients with cancer‐associated VTE, DOACs are more effective in preventing recurrent VTE compared to LMWH. However, risk of bleeding is increased with DOACs, especially in patients with GI cancer.”

 


Systematic Review Shows Evidence is Inconclusive on the Use of Non‐nutritive Sweeteners for Diabetes Mellitus

26 May, 2020 | 09:27h | UTC

Non‐nutritive sweeteners for diabetes mellitus – Cochrane Library

Summary: Non-nutritive sweeteners for diabetes mellitus – Cochrane Library

 


Meta-Analysis: Corticosteroids May Reduce Mortality for Patients with COVID-19 and ARDS

25 May, 2020 | 01:45h | UTC

Efficacy and safety of corticosteroids in COVID-19 based on evidence for COVID-19, other coronavirus infections, influenza, community-acquired pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Canadian Medical Association Journal

Related: Early Short Course Corticosteroids in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19 – Clinical Infectious Diseases

 


Systematic Review: Ventilation Techniques and Risk for Transmission of Coronavirus Disease, Including COVID-19

25 May, 2020 | 01:40h | UTC

Ventilation Techniques and Risk for Transmission of Coronavirus Disease, Including COVID-19: A Living Systematic Review of Multiple Streams of Evidence – Annals of Internal Medicine

 


Meta-Analysis: Complete vs. Culprit-Lesion-Only Revascularization for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

22 May, 2020 | 04:36h | UTC

Complete vs Culprit-Lesion-Only Revascularization for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Cardiology (free for a limited period)

 


Systematic Review: Early Warning Scores for Detecting Deterioration in Adult Hospital Patients

22 May, 2020 | 04:34h | UTC

Early warning scores for detecting deterioration in adult hospital patients: systematic review and critical appraisal of methodology – The BMJ

 


Systematic Review: Safety and Adverse Effects of 80 Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Anti‐attention‐deficit/hyperactivity Medications and Mood Stabilizers in Children and Adolescents

21 May, 2020 | 09:10h | UTC

Safety of 80 antidepressants, antipsychotics, anti‐attention‐deficit/hyperactivity medications and mood stabilizers in children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders: a large scale systematic meta‐review of 78 adverse effects – World Psychiatry

 


Meta-Analysis: ACEI/ARB Use and Risk of Infection or Severity or Mortality of COVID-19

20 May, 2020 | 09:50h | UTC

ACEI/ARB Use and Risk of Infection or Severity or Mortality of COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Pharmacological Research

Related Study (Preprint): Association of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers with the Risk of Hospitalization and Death in Hypertensive Patients with Coronavirus Disease-19 – medRxiv

 


Meta-Analysis: Accuracy of Chest CT for detecting COVID-19

20 May, 2020 | 09:49h | UTC

Chest CT for detecting COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy – European Radiology

 


Meta-Analysis: Psychiatric and Neuropsychiatric Presentations Associated with Severe Coronavirus Infections

19 May, 2020 | 04:39h | UTC

Psychiatric and neuropsychiatric presentations associated with severe coronavirus infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis with comparison to the COVID-19 pandemic – The Lancet Psychiatry

 


Systematic Review: Plasma from People who Have Recovered from COVID-19 to Treat Individuals with COVID-19

15 May, 2020 | 03:48h | UTC

Convalescent plasma or hyperimmune immunoglobulin for people with COVID‐19: a rapid review – Cochrane Library

Summary: Plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 to treat individuals with COVID-19 – Cochrane Library

 


ACP Systematic Review: Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine Alone or in Combination with Azithromycin for the Prophylaxis or Treatment of COVID-19

15 May, 2020 | 03:32h | UTC

Should Clinicians Use Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine Alone or in Combination With Azithromycin for the Prophylaxis or Treatment of COVID-19? – Annals of Internal Medicine

 


Systematic Review: Interventions for Preventing Venous Thromboembolism in Adults Undergoing Knee Arthroscopy

15 May, 2020 | 03:19h | UTC

Interventions for preventing venous thromboembolism in adults undergoing knee arthroscopy – Cochrane Library

Summary: Interventions for preventing venous thromboembolism in adults undergoing knee arthroscopy – Cochrane Library

 


Systematic Review: Treatment Regimens for Administration of Anti‐vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Agents for Neovascular Age‐related Macular Degeneration

15 May, 2020 | 03:18h | UTC

Treatment regimens for administration of anti‐vascular endothelial growth factor agents for neovascular age‐related macular degeneration – Cochrane Library

 


Meta-Analysis: Manifestations and Prognosis of Gastrointestinal and Liver Involvement in COVID-19

14 May, 2020 | 10:16h | UTC

Manifestations and prognosis of gastrointestinal and liver involvement in patients with COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Related: Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary, and Pancreatic Manifestations of COVID-19 (review and guideline) AND Abdominal Imaging Findings in COVID-19: Preliminary Observations – Radiology

 


Systematic Review: SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and Children

14 May, 2020 | 02:33h | UTC

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): What do we know about children? A systematic review – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Related Systematic Review: SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children and Adolescents (study and commentaries)

 


Meta-Analysis: Progression to Type 2 Diabetes in Women with Previous Gestational Diabetes

14 May, 2020 | 02:11h | UTC

Progression to type 2 diabetes in women with a known history of gestational diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis – The BMJ

Commentary: Gestational diabetes—missed opportunities in post-partum follow-up – The BMJ Opinion

 


Systematic Review: Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Preventing and Treating Urinary and Fecal Incontinence in Antenatal and Postnatal Women

11 May, 2020 | 00:02h | UTC

Pelvic floor muscle training for preventing and treating urinary and faecal incontinence in antenatal and postnatal women – Cochrane Library

Summary: How effective is pelvic floor muscle training undertaken during pregnancy or after birth for preventing or treating incontinence? – Cochrane Library

 


Systematic Review: Pharmacological treatment for Buerger’s disease

10 May, 2020 | 23:58h | UTC

Pharmacological treatment for Buerger’s disease – Cochrane Library

Summary: Pharmacological treatment (drugs) for Buerger’s disease

 


Meta-Analysis: Psychological Effects of Emerging Virus Outbreaks on Healthcare Workers

6 May, 2020 | 03:47h | UTC

Occurrence, prevention, and management of the psychological effects of emerging virus outbreaks on healthcare workers: rapid review and meta-analysis – The BMJ

Editorial: Covid-19: adverse mental health outcomes for healthcare workers

 


Systematic Review: Tonsillectomy vs. Tonsillotomy for Obstructive Sleep-disordered Breathing in Children

6 May, 2020 | 03:33h | UTC

Tonsillectomy versus tonsillotomy for obstructive sleep‐disordered breathing in children – Cochrane Library

Summary: Tonsillectomy versus tonsillotomy for obstructive sleep-disordered breathing in children

 


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