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  • Splenectomy is not associated with a higher tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity in people with sickle cell anemia. [Journal Article]
  • PBPediatr Blood Cancer 2019 Jul 19; :e27928
  • Sinha AA, Adusumilli T, … Manwani D
  • CONCLUSIONS: The lack of difference in TRV between the two groups is most likely because members of the comparator nonsurgical group in many cases experienced autoinfarction of the spleen in childhood. Splenectomy does not seem to confer additional risk for the development of a higher TRV in HbSS, unlike in patients with thalassemia or other hemolytic anemias. This could be an important consideration when weighing the risks and benefits of splenectomy in patients with HbSS.
  • Long-Term Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on Human Gait: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. [Systematic Review]
  • FNFront Neurol 2019; 10:627
  • Fischer M, Vialleron T, … Delafontaine A
  • CONCLUSIONS: WBV training can be effective for improving balance and gait speed in the elderly. The intervention is also effective in improving walking performance following stroke and in patients with knee osteoarthrosis. However, no effect was found on gait quality in the elderly or on balance in stroke and multiple sclerosis patients. The results are too heterogenous in COPD to conclude on the effect of the treatment. The results must be taken with caution due to the lack of data in some studies and the methodological heterogeneity in the interventions. Further research is needed to explore the possibility of establishing a standardized protocol targeting gait ability in a wide range of populations.
  • Chinese Herbal Medicines Compared with N-Acetylcysteine for the Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. [Review]
  • EBEvid Based Complement Alternat Med 2019; 2019:5170638
  • Guo J, Li B, … Guo T
  • CONCLUSIONS: Some CHMs seem effective and safe as alternative remedies for patients with IPF, suggesting that further study of CHMs in the treatment of IPF is warranted. Although this systematic review suggests that CHMs may have positive effect on quality of life, 6-minute walk test distance, and lung function (TLC, DLOC%) and seem to be relatively safe during the course of treatment, the results must be treated with great caution because of the methodological flaws of the included trials. Long-term and high-quality trials are needed in the future to provide clear evidence for the use of CHMs.
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