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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy and safety of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) versus hepatic resection (HR) for early hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) meeting the Milan criteria. METHODS A meta-analysis was conducted, and PubMed, Web of Science, the Cochrane Library, CBM, CNKI and VIP databases were systematically searched through November 2012 for(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS) for preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) has an effect on improving in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) outcomes compared to traditional morphological methods. METHODS A literature search was conducted in PubMed, EMBASE, CNKI and ClinicalTrials.gov up(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the challenges to and provide a response strategy for the development of nursing and make suggestions for promoting the nursing discipline, platform, and talent teams based on current best available evidence. METHODS We searched CNKI(China National Knowledge Infrastructure), VIP information(Chinese Scientific Journals database),(More)
OBJECTIVES The systematic reviews (SRs) of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) versus hepatic resection (HR) for early hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are increasing with varies qualities. The aim of this study is to evaluate quality and their impacts on outcomes of these studies. METHODS We searched six databases and five official websites to find the SRs of(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the quality of the currently available clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for hepatocellular carcinoma, and provide a reference for clinicians in selecting the best available clinical protocols. METHODS The databases of PubMed, MEDLINE, Web of Science, Chinese Biomedical Literature database (CBM), China National Knowledge(More)
The role of statins in preventing prostate cancer is currently a controversial issue. The aim of this review is to investigate the effects of statins use on prostate cancer risk. Electronic databases (the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Medline, Embase, Web of Science, and ClinicalTrials.gov) were searched systematically up to April, 2015. Weighted averages were(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the effect of phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors on sperm parameters. METHODS A systematic literature search was performed. Mean value and its standard deviation (mean ± standard deviation) were used to perform quantitative analysis. Statistic heterogeneity scores were assessed with(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study aimed to undertake a review of available evidence assessing whether time-lapse imaging (TLI) has favorable outcomes for embryo incubation and selection compared with conventional methods in clinical in vitro fertilization (IVF). METHODS Using PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane library and ClinicalTrial.gov up to February 2017 to search(More)
In this work, we aim to further analyze the association of statins use with biochemical recurrence (BCR) of prostate cancer (PCa) and PCa-specific mortality after definitive therapy. A systematic literature search of PubMed, MEDLINE, and EMBASE through Jul 2015 was conducted. Pooled Hazard ratio (HR) estimates with corresponding 95% confidence intervals(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and safety of robot-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) lobectomy versus video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for lobectomy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS An electronic search of six electronic databases was performed to identify relevant comparative studies.(More)
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