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Enhanced Recovery after Elective Open Surgical Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: A Complementary Overview through a Pooled Analysis of Proportions from Case Series Studies
(PLOS ONE, 2014-06-02) [Artigo]
Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs in elective open surgical repair (OSR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).Background: Open surgical repair of AAA is ...
Review of the efficacy and safety of cryoablation for the treatment of small renal masses
(Journal of the Canadian Urological Association, 2013-02-04) [Artigo]
Purpose: Small renal masses are increasingly being discovered incidentally on imaging for another reason. The standard of care of these masses involves excision by open or laparoscopic techniques. Recently, ablative ...
Integrated versus non-integrated orbital implants for treating anophthalmic sockets
(Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016-11-07) [Resenha]
Background: Anophthalmia is the absence of one or both eyes, and it can be congenital (i.e. a birth defect) or acquired later in life. There are two main types of orbital implant: integrated, whereby the implant receives ...
Sternal fixation techniques following sternotomy for preventing sternal wound complications
(Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2014-02-27) [Artigo]
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of sternal fixation techniques for preventing sternal wound complications following sternotomy .
Commonly-used versus less commonly-used methods in the loss of resistance technique for identification of the epidural space: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
(Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 2017-05-01) [Resenha]
Study objective To summarize the efficacy of less-commonly used modern methods (e.g. epidrum, lidocaine, acoustic device, Macintosh balloon) compared to more commonly-used methods (i.e. air, saline, both) in the loss of ...
Differences between the real and the desired worlds in the results of clinical trials
(Clinics, 2015-01-01) [Artigo]
OBJECTIVE: We refer to the effectiveness (known as pragmatic or real world) and efficacy (known as explanatory or desired or ideal world) of interventions. However, these terms seem to be randomly chosen by investigators ...
Enzyme replacement therapy for Anderson-Fabry disease
(Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016-07-25) [Resenha]
Background: Anderson-Fabry disease is an X-linked defect of glycosphingolipid metabolism. Progressive renal insufficiency is a major source of morbidity, additional complications result from cardio- and cerebro-vascular ...
Oral antihistamines for seasonal allergic conjunctivitis
(Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2014-06-20) [Artigo]
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of oral antihistamines (such as loratadine, desloratadine, cetirizine, levocetirizine, ...
Erratum to: Aspiration thrombectomy prior to percutaneous coronary intervention in ST-elevation myocardial infarction: A systematic review and meta-analysis [BMC Cardiovasc Disord., 16, (2016), (121) 10.1186/s12872-016-0285-4
(BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 2016-09-20) [Editorial]
Unfortunately, after publication of this article  it was noticed that the name of Huda Gomaa was misspelled. The corrected author list can be seen above and the original article has been updated to reflect this.
Electrical stimulation with non-implanted electrodes for overactive bladder in adults
(Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016-04-02) [Resenha]
Background: Several options exist for managing overactive bladder (OAB), including electrical stimulation (ES) with non-implanted devices, conservative treatment and drugs. Electrical stimulation with non-implanted devices ...