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M-A | Optimal pharmacologic treatment of heart failure with preserved and mildly reduced ejection fraction.

22 Sep, 2022 | 13:05h | UTC

Optimal Pharmacologic Treatment of Heart Failure With Preserved and Mildly Reduced Ejection Fraction: A Meta-analysis – JAMA Network Open

Related M-A: SGLT-2 inhibitors in patients with heart failure: a comprehensive meta-analysis of five randomised controlled trials – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


M-A of randomized trials | Prophylactic central neck lymph node dissection in low-risk thyroid carcinoma patients does not decrease the incidence of locoregional recurrence.

21 Sep, 2022 | 13:07h | UTC

Prophylactic Central Neck Lymph Node Dissection in Low-risk Thyroid Carcinoma Patients Does Not Decrease the Incidence of Locoregional Recurrence: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Trials – Annals of Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


M-A of randomized trials | Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of oral nutritional supplements in frail older people who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.

20 Sep, 2022 | 13:24h | UTC

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of oral nutritional supplements in frail older people who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Health Longevity

Invited Commentary: Do oral nutritional supplements effectively reduce malnutrition or its adverse outcomes in older people with frailty? – The Lancet Health Longevity

 


M-A of randomized trials | Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for the management of primary advanced and recurrent ovarian cancer.

20 Sep, 2022 | 13:23h | UTC

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for the management of primary advanced and recurrent ovarian cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials – ESMO Open

Related:

Survival After Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy and Primary or Interval Cytoreductive Surgery in Ovarian Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Surgery

Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy in Ovarian Cancer – New England Journal of Medicine

 


M-A of randomized trials | Transanal tube vs. defunctioning stoma after low anterior resection for rectal cancer.

19 Sep, 2022 | 12:37h | UTC

Transanal tube versus defunctioning stoma after low anterior resection for rectal cancer: network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – British Journal of Surgery

 


M-A | Safety of single-dose primaquine as a Plasmodium falciparum gametocytocide.

19 Sep, 2022 | 12:36h | UTC

Safety of single-dose primaquine as a Plasmodium falciparum gametocytocide: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data – BMC Medicine

 


M-A of randomized trials | Ondansetron vs. Metoclopramide for managing hyperemesis gravidarum.

19 Sep, 2022 | 12:34h | UTC

Ondansetron versus metoclopramide for managing hyperemesis gravidarum: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – Turkish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Commentary: Ondansetron or metoclopramide, which is better for managing hyperemesis gravidarum? – Medical Dialogues

 


Systematic Review | The effects of water compared with other solutions for wound cleansing – not enough evidence to guide recommendations.

16 Sep, 2022 | 12:52h | UTC

Water for wound cleansing – Cochrane Library

Summary: The effects of water compared with other solutions for wound cleansing – Cochrane Library

 


M-A | Role of pessaries in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse.

15 Sep, 2022 | 13:08h | UTC

Role of Pessaries in the Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Obstetrics & Gynecology (free for a limited period)

 


Systematic Review | Maternal postures for fetal malposition in labor for improving the health of mothers and their infants.

14 Sep, 2022 | 13:12h | UTC

Maternal postures for fetal malposition in labour for improving the health of mothers and their infants – Cochrane Library

Summary: Mothers’ positions in labour when baby is lying ‘back-to-back’ – Cochrane Library

 


Systematic Review | Interventions for improving mobility after hip fracture surgery in adults.

14 Sep, 2022 | 13:11h | UTC

Interventions for improving mobility after hip fracture surgery in adults – Cochrane Library

Summary: Do mobility strategies improve and restore mobility after hip fracture surgery in adults? – Cochrane Library

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter

 


M-A | Antibiotic use in ambulatory care for acutely ill children in high-income countries.

14 Sep, 2022 | 13:10h | UTC

Antibiotic use in ambulatory care for acutely ill children in high-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Archives of Disease in Childhood

 


M-A of randomized trials | Digital health interventions for musculoskeletal pain conditions.

14 Sep, 2022 | 13:08h | UTC

Digital Health Interventions for Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials – Journal of Medical Internet Research

 


M-A of randomized trials | Effectiveness of work-related interventions for return to work in people on sick leave.

14 Sep, 2022 | 13:08h | UTC

Effectiveness of work-related interventions for return to work in people on sick leave: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – Systematic Reviews

 


M-A | The effectiveness of self-care interventions in chronic illness.

14 Sep, 2022 | 13:03h | UTC

The effectiveness of self-care interventions in chronic illness: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – International Journal of Nursing Studies

 


Dementia: evidence, experience and resources.

13 Sep, 2022 | 13:20h | UTC

Dementia: evidence, experience and resources – Evidently Cochrane

 


M-A of randomized trials | High-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy vs. non-invasive ventilation for patients with acute exacerbation of COPD after extubation.

13 Sep, 2022 | 13:00h | UTC

High-Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen Therapy versus Non-Invasive Ventilation for AECOPD Patients After Extubation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials – International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

 


Systematic Review | Adding rapid diagnostic tests to community‐based programs for treating malaria.

13 Sep, 2022 | 12:57h | UTC

Adding rapid diagnostic tests to community‐based programmes for treating malaria – Cochrane Library

Summary: Does adding rapid diagnostic tests to community-based malaria programmes improve the treatment of people with malaria or fever? – Cochrane Library

 


Systematic Review | Ultra‐radical (extensive) surgery vs. standard surgery for the primary cytoreduction of advanced epithelial ovarian cancer.

13 Sep, 2022 | 12:56h | UTC

Ultra‐radical (extensive) surgery versus standard surgery for the primary cytoreduction of advanced epithelial ovarian cancer – Cochrane Library

Summary: Ultra-radical (extensive) surgery versus standard surgery to remove tumours in women with advanced ovarian cancer – Cochrane Library

Related Study: Randomized Trial of Cytoreductive Surgery for Relapsed Ovarian Cancer – New England Journal of Medicine

 


Systematic Review | Listening to music for insomnia in adults.

13 Sep, 2022 | 12:55h | UTC

Listening to music for insomnia in adults – Cochrane Library

 


Network M-A | Comparative efficacy of lipid‐lowering therapies added to maximally tolerated statins for the reduction of LDL cholesterol.

11 Sep, 2022 | 22:38h | UTC

Network Meta‐Analysis of Randomized Trials Evaluating the Comparative Efficacy of Lipid‐Lowering Therapies Added to Maximally Tolerated Statins for the Reduction of Low‐Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol – Journal of the American Heart Association

 


M-A | Performance of single serum progesterone in the evaluation of symptomatic first-trimester pregnant patients.

11 Sep, 2022 | 22:32h | UTC

Performance of single serum progesterone in the evaluation of symptomatic first-trimester pregnant patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (if the link is paywalled, try this one)

 


Systematic Review | Long-term outcomes after non-traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in pediatric patients.

11 Sep, 2022 | 22:30h | UTC

Long-Term Outcomes after Non-Traumatic Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Pediatric Patients: A Systematic Review – Journal of Clinical Medicine

 


Systematic Review | Surgery for the treatment of obesity in children and adolescents.

11 Sep, 2022 | 22:29h | UTC

Surgery for the treatment of obesity in children and adolescents – Cochrane Library

Summary: Surgery for the treatment of obesity in children and adolescents – Cochrane Library

 


Systematic Review | Chest physiotherapy for pneumonia in adults.

8 Sep, 2022 | 14:36h | UTC

Chest physiotherapy for pneumonia in adults – Cochrane Library

Summary: Chest physiotherapy for pneumonia in adults – Cochrane Library

 


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