At this time, further evaluations must be done in the prehospital setting to determine the ease of use and true sensitivity and specificity of these scales in identifying LVOs.
Published in Critical reviews in food science and nutrition
The aim of this review was to update current understanding of the potential association between fruit consumption and adiposity status in adult populations. Electronic databases were searched from January 1, 1997 to the search date of August 15, 2014, retrieving 4382 abstracts that were reviewed for eligibility: randomized controlled trial (RCT) or...
Contemporary outcomes and prediction of adherent perinephric fat at partial nephrectomy: a systematic review.
Published in Scandinavian journal of urology
More studies are required to identify outcomes and risk factors for APF. Early identification of patients with APF can allow surgeons to guide preoperative planning and patient assessment.
Routine use of viscoelastic blood tests for diagnosis and treatment of coagulopathic bleeding in cardiac surgery: update...
Published in British journal of anaesthesia
Viscoelastic point-of-care tests are commonly used to provide prompt diagnosis of coagulopathy and allow targeted treatments in bleeding patients. We updated existing meta-analyses that have evaluated the clinical effectiveness of viscoelastic point-of-care tests vs the current standard of care for the management of cardiac surgery patients at risk...
Risk assessment models for venous thromboembolism in acutely ill medical patients. A systematic review.
Published in Thrombosis and haemostasis
Although the use of thromboprophylaxis is recommended for acutely ill medical patients at increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), it remains unclear which risk assessment model (RAM) should be routinely used to identify at-risk patients requiring thromboprophylaxis. We therefore aimed to describe existing RAMs, and to compare these tools in...
Published in Nephrology (Carlton, Vic.)
All interventions carried out in the studies succeeded in increasing water intake, with none leading to decreases in intake, and these could be implemented in potential clinical trials in CKD. However, more high quality long-term intervention studies are required to further validate findings.
Published in Vascular
Reporting of aortic surgery outcomes in patients aged 80 and over requires a focus upon outcomes of primary importance to people of this age.
Comparative anatomy of stems and leaves of plectranthus L. (Lamiaceae) in Saudi Arabia and systematic implications.
Published in Microscopy research and technique
A comparative anatomical study of the Plectranthus species growing in Saudi Arabia by using light microscopy method in order to evaluate their diagnostic value for systematic studies. Macro- and micromorphological characters, including stem, leaf, petiole anatomical, and trichome structures are presented. Descriptions of stem shape in cross-section...
Published in Western journal of nursing research
The evidence-based health care movement has generated new opportunity for scholars to generate synthesized sources of evidence. Systematic reviews are rigorous forms of synthesized evidence that scholars can conduct if they have requisite skills, time, and access to excellent library resources. Systematic reviews play an important role in synthesiz...