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M-A | Revisiting the evidence base for modern-day practice of the treatment of toxoplasmic encephalitis

27 Jan, 2023 | 12:14h | UTC

Revisiting the Evidence Base for Modern-Day Practice of the Treatment of Toxoplasmic Encephalitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Clinical Infectious Diseases

 


M-A | Sensitivity and complications of thoracentesis and thoracoscopy for the diagnosis of malignant pleural effusions

27 Jan, 2023 | 12:11h | UTC

Sensitivity and complications of thoracentesis and thoracoscopy: a meta-analysis – European Respiratory Review

 


SR | Barriers and facilitators to deprescribing of cardiovascular medications

27 Jan, 2023 | 12:09h | UTC

Barriers and facilitators to deprescribing of cardiovascular medications: a systematic review – BMJ Open

Related:

Facing the challenge of polypharmacy when prescribing for older people with cardiovascular disease. A review by the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy – European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

Deprescribing in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease – Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Multimorbidity in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology

 


M-A | Dose–response effects of exercise and caloric restriction on visceral adiposity in overweight and obese adults

26 Jan, 2023 | 12:52h | UTC

Dose–response effects of exercise and caloric restriction on visceral adiposity in overweight and obese adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials – British Journal of Sports Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


SR | Protective effectiveness of previous SARS-CoV-2 infection and hybrid immunity against the omicron variant and severe disease

26 Jan, 2023 | 12:47h | UTC

Protective effectiveness of previous SARS-CoV-2 infection and hybrid immunity against the omicron variant and severe disease: a systematic review and meta-regression – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Editorial: The benefit of vaccination after previous SARS-CoV-2 infection in the omicron era – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

News Release: University of Calgary and WHO researchers find hybrid immunity is the best protection against COVID-19

Commentaries:

Review finds hybrid immunity provides best protection against Omicron – CIDRAP

Hybrid Immunity Protects Better Against Hospitalisation and Severe COVID Infection – Health Policy Watch

 


SR | Oral nutritional interventions in frail older people who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition

26 Jan, 2023 | 12:25h | UTC

Oral nutritional interventions in frail older people who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition: a systematic review – Health Technology Assessment

 


SR | Does reducing your salt intake help to prevent and treat chronic kidney disease in people with diabetes?

25 Jan, 2023 | 11:30h | UTC

Altered dietary salt intake for preventing diabetic kidney disease and its progression – Cochrane Library

Summary: Does reducing your salt intake help to prevent and treat chronic kidney disease in people with diabetes? – Cochrane Library

 


SR | Medication review in hospitalized patients to reduce morbidity and mortality

24 Jan, 2023 | 14:37h | UTC

Medication review in hospitalised patients to reduce morbidity and mortality – Cochrane Library

Summary: What are the benefits and risks of medication reviews for hospitalized adults? – Cochrane Library

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


M-A | Assessing the diagnostic performance of new commercial IGRAs for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection

24 Jan, 2023 | 14:25h | UTC

Assessing the diagnostic performance of new commercial IGRAs for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Clinical Infectious Diseases

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A | Diagnostic value of four biomarkers in detecting neonatal sepsis in low- and middle-income countries

24 Jan, 2023 | 14:21h | UTC

Systematic review and meta-analysis of the diagnostic value of four biomarkers in detecting neonatal sepsis in low- and middle-income countries – BMJ Paediatrics Open

 


M-A | Incidence of acute kidney injury in hospitalized children

24 Jan, 2023 | 14:18h | UTC

Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury in Hospitalized Children: A Meta-analysis – Pediatrics

 


M-A | Metabolic adverse events associated with systemic corticosteroid therapy

24 Jan, 2023 | 14:10h | UTC

Metabolic adverse events associated with systemic corticosteroid therapy—a systematic review and meta-analysis – BMJ Open

 


Clinical challenges in pediatric ventilation liberation: a meta-narrative review

23 Jan, 2023 | 13:31h | UTC

Clinical Challenges in Pediatric Ventilation Liberation: A Meta-Narrative Review – Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

 


M-A | Noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure in pediatric patients

23 Jan, 2023 | 13:30h | UTC

Noninvasive Ventilation for Acute Respiratory Failure in Pediatric Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (free for a limited period)

 


M-A | High-flow oxygen and other noninvasive respiratory support therapies in bronchiolitis

23 Jan, 2023 | 13:28h | UTC

High-Flow Oxygen and Other Noninvasive Respiratory Support Therapies in Bronchiolitis: Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analyses – Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

 


M-A of Observational Studies | Physical activity and risk of major diabetes-related complications in individuals with diabetes

23 Jan, 2023 | 13:17h | UTC

Physical Activity and Risk of Major Diabetes-Related Complications in Individuals With Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies – Diabetes Care

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A | Enhanced recovery after surgery in children undergoing abdominal surgery

23 Jan, 2023 | 13:12h | UTC

Enhanced recovery after surgery in children undergoing abdominal surgery: meta-analysis – BJS Open

 


M-A | Intra-articular lidocaine vs. intravenous sedation for closed reduction of acute anterior shoulder dislocation in the emergency department

23 Jan, 2023 | 13:10h | UTC

Intra-articular lidocaine versus intravenous sedation for closed reduction of acute anterior shoulder dislocation in the emergency department: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine

 


M-A | Efficacy of probiotics in the management of halitosis

20 Jan, 2023 | 14:33h | UTC

Efficacy of probiotics in the management of halitosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis – BMJ Open

Commentary: Probiotic bacteria found in fermented foods might help dispel bad breath – BMJ Open Blog

 


SR | Interventions for preventing and ameliorating cognitive deficits in adults treated with cranial irradiation

19 Jan, 2023 | 14:09h | UTC

Interventions for preventing and ameliorating cognitive deficits in adults treated with cranial irradiation – Cochrane Library

Summary: Interventions for preventing and ameliorating cognitive deficits in adults treated with cranial irradiation – Cochrane Library

 


M-A | Impact of perioperative steroid administration in patients undergoing elective liver resection

19 Jan, 2023 | 14:00h | UTC

Impact of perioperative steroid administration in patients undergoing elective liver resection: meta-analysis – BJS Open

 


M-A | Adverse maternal, fetal, and newborn outcomes among pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 infection

18 Jan, 2023 | 14:27h | UTC

Adverse maternal, fetal, and newborn outcomes among pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 infection: an individual participant data meta-analysis – BMJ Global Health

News Release: COVID-19 infection at any time during pregnancy boosts mother’s risk of death – BMJ

Commentary: Getting COVID in Pregnancy Greatly Raises a Woman’s Odds for Death – HealthDay

 


SR | Pre‐emptive antifungal therapy vs. empirical antifungal therapy for febrile neutropenia in people with cancer

18 Jan, 2023 | 14:18h | UTC

Pre‐emptive antifungal therapy versus empirical antifungal therapy for febrile neutropenia in people with cancer – Cochrane Library

Summary: Pre-emptive versus empirical antifungal therapy in people with cancer who have febrile neutropenia – Cochrane Library

 


SR | Comparison of various calcium antagonists on vasospastic angina

18 Jan, 2023 | 14:16h | UTC

Comparison of various calcium antagonist on vasospastic angina: a systematic review – openheart

 


M-A | Electrocardiogram-based artificial intelligence for the diagnosis of heart failure

18 Jan, 2023 | 14:15h | UTC

Electrocardiogram-based artificial intelligence for the diagnosis of heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Journal of Geriatrics Society

 


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