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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(52): e18521, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31876744


Genetic testing of children is faced with numerous problems. High-quality clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are needed to ensure its safe, and appropriate use. This study aimed to systematically identify the current CPGs for genetic testing in children, and to assess the methodological quality of these CPGs.We searched 6 databases, 3 guideline clearinghouses, and 9 web sites of relevant academic agencies from inception to February 2019. CPGs focused on genetic testing in children were included. Four reviewers independently appraised the quality of the eligible CPGs using the appraisal of guidelines for research, and evaluation (AGREE) II instrument.Seventeen CPGs meeting our inclusion criteria were included. Among them, 16 CPGs were focused on the genetic diagnosis/evaluation of diseases, while only 1 CPG was focused on pharmacogenetics. The median domain scores from highest to lowest were: scope and purpose 80.56% (range: 56.95%-87.50%), clarity of presentation 72.22% (range: 45.83%-88.89%), stakeholder involvement 45.83% (range: 27.78%-55.56%), applicability 31.25% (range: 19.79%-54.17%), rigor of development 21.88%, (range: 13.02%-71.88%), and editorial independence 18.75% (range: 0%-83.33%). According to the overall quality, 6 (35%) CPGs were "not recommended," 8 (47%) CPGs were "recommended with modifications," and only 3 (18%) CPGs were "recommended." The clinical topics of the "recommended" CPGs were warfarin, familial Mediterranean fever, and pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension.The quality of CPGs for genetic testing in children was generally low, and variable across different CPGs and different AGREE II domains. In future guideline development, more attention should be paid to the aspects of stakeholder involvement, rigor of development, applicability, and editorial independence. Not only will guideline users benefit from our results when determining whether to adopt related CPGs to guide genetic testing in children, but guideline developers could also take into account our results to improve the quality of future CPGs.

Testes Genéticos/normas , Guias de Prática Clínica como Assunto/normas , Adolescente , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Farmacogenética/normas
PLoS One ; 14(10): e0224562, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31661512


BACKGROUND: The benefits of volatile anesthetics in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients remain controversial. We aimed to conduct an updated meta-analysis to assess whether the use of volatile anesthetics during CABG could reduce mortality and other outcomes. METHODS: We searched eight databases from inception to June 2019 and included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the effects of volatile anesthetics versus total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) in CABG patients. The primary outcomes were operative mortality and one-year mortality. The secondary outcomes included the length of stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital and postoperative safety outcomes (myocardial infarction, heart failure, arrhythmia, stroke, delirium, postoperative cognitive impairment, acute kidney injury, and the use of intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) or other mechanical circulatory support). Trial sequential analysis (TSA) was performed to control for random errors. RESULTS: A total of 89 RCTs comprising 14,387 patients were included. There were no significant differences between the volatile anesthetics and TIVA groups in operative mortality (relative risk (RR) = 0.92, 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.68-1.24, p = 0.59, I2 = 0%), one-year mortality (RR = 0.64, 95% CI: 0.32-1.26, p = 0.19, I2 = 51%), or any of the postoperative safety outcomes. The lengths of stay in the ICU and hospital were shorter in the volatile anesthetics group than in the TIVA group. TSA revealed that the results for operative mortality, one-year mortality, length of stay in the ICU, heart failure, stroke, and the use of IABP were inconclusive. CONCLUSIONS: Conventional meta-analysis suggests that the use of volatile anesthetics during CABG is not associated with reduced risk of mortality or other postoperative safety outcomes when compared with TIVA. TSA shows that the current evidence is insufficient and inconclusive. Thus, future large RCTs are required to clarify this issue.

Cell Biol Int ; 38(7): 892-7, 2014 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24687575


Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been increasingly offered for tissue regeneration with the premise that they can survive and thrive amidst the microenvironment of injured or degenerate tissues. The role of high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) and hypoxia in the proliferation and migration of rat bone marrow MSCs (rBM-MSCs) has been investigated. First, the effect of HMGB1 on the proliferation of rBM-MSCs was determined. Second, to evaluate the regulation of hypoxia and HMGB1 in the migration of rBM-MSCs, cells in the wound healing model were exposed to four conditions: normoxia (20% O2) and complete medium, normoxia and HMGB1, hypoxia (1% O2) and complete medium, hypoxia and HMGB1. RT-PCR and Western blotting were used to measure the expression of migration-related genes and proteins. HMGB1 inhibited the proliferation of rBM-MSCs; HMGB1 alone or together with hypoxia and promoted the migration of MSCs and upregulated the expression of HIF-1α and SDF-1. These results demonstrated that HMGB1 arrested the proliferation of rBM-MSCs, but enhanced the migration of rBM-MSCs which could be further improved by hypoxia. This study strengthens current understanding of the interaction between MSCs and the microenvironment of damaged tissues.

Hipóxia Celular , Proteína HMGB1/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/citologia , Animais , Células da Medula Óssea/citologia , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Proteína HMGB1/genética , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley