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Simple psoas cross-sectional area measurement is a quick and easy method to assess sarcopenia and predicts major surgical complications.
AIM Radiologically assessed muscle mass has been suggested as a surrogate marker of functional status and frailty and may predict patients at risk of postoperative complications. We hypothesize thatExpand
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A systematic review and meta‐regression analysis of prophylactic gabapentin for postoperative pain
We searched MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, AMED and CENTRAL databases until December 2014 and included 133 randomised controlled trials of peri‐operative gabapentin vs placebo. Gabapentin reduced mean (95%Expand
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Is early hip fracture surgery safe for patients on clopidogrel? Systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression.
INTRODUCTION Hip fracture is a common presentation in the elderly population, many of whom will be taking the antiplatelet clopidogrel, which has the potential to increase perioperative bleeding. TheExpand
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A systematic review of pre‐operative anaemia and blood transfusion in patients with fractured hips
We systematically reviewed the observational associations of anaemia with outcomes and the effects of interventions to increase haemoglobin concentrations following hip fracture in older people.Expand
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Systematic review of pre-operative exercise in colorectal cancer patients
AbstractThe aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the evidence for exercise interventions prior to surgery for colorectal cancer resection. The evidence for use of exercise to improveExpand
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Preventive Acetaminophen Reduces Postoperative Opioid Consumption, Vomiting, and Pain Scores After Surgery: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Background and Objectives Preventive analgesia has been proposed as a potential strategy to reduce postoperative pain. However, there is currently no review that focuses on acetaminophen forExpand
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Body mass index and colorectal cancer prognosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. However, it is unclear what influence body mass index (BMI) has on colorectal cancer prognosis. We conducted a systematic review andExpand
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Exercise and other nonpharmacological strategies to reduce blood pressure in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
The incidence of hypertension increases with advancing age and represents a significant burden of disease. Lifestyle modification represents the first-line intervention in treatment algorithms;Expand
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Short-Term (<8 wk) High-Intensity Interval Training in Diseased Cohorts
Background and Aim Exercise training regimes can lead to improvements in measures of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), improved general health, and reduced morbidity and overall mortality risk.Expand
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Simulation fails to replicate stress in trainees performing a technical procedure in the clinical environment
Abstract Introduction: Simulation-based training (SBT) has become an increasingly important method by which doctors learn. Stress has an impact upon learning, performance, technical, andExpand
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