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Prior case reports and observational studies indicate that intravenous immune globulin (IVIg) products may cause thromboembolic events (TEEs), leading the FDA to require a boxed warning in 2013. The effect of IVIg treatment on the risk of serious TEEs (acute myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, or venous thromboembolism) was assessed using adverse event(More)
BACKGROUND Knowing the status of the internal mammary lymph (IML) nodes is important for accurate staging and appropriate selection of subsequent treatment in breast cancer. We conducted a meta-analysis to clarify the rate of IML node metastasis in breast cancer patients and discussed the importance of this finding. METHODS We retrieved articles from the(More)
Objective. To review published educational interventions focusing on medication non-adherence. Methods. A literature search was performed of educational articles on the topic of medication adherence. Data on interventions and learning assessments were abstracted for relevant studies meeting search criteria. Results. Twenty studies met inclusion criteria.(More)
BACKGROUND Total knee arthroplasty is an effective treatment when nonsurgical treatments fail, but it is associated with risk of complications which may be increased in advanced age. The purpose of this study was to quantify age-related differences in perioperative morbidity and mortality after total knee arthroplasty through systematic review of existing(More)
68Ga-DOTATOC, a somatostatin receptor-targeted ligand, has been used clinically in Europe over the past decade for imaging neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). It appears to be quite sensitive and effective for clinical management decision making. This metaanalysis summarizes the efficacy of 68Ga-DOTATOC for several distinct indications and is intended to support(More)
OBJECTIVE Polypharmacy has been linked to a myriad of adverse consequences, and escalating rates of polypharmacy present an emerging concern, particularly among older adults. This systematic review and meta-analysis summarizes the existing literature concerning the association between polypharmacy and mortality. DATA SOURCES A systematic literature review(More)
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