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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(43): e17325, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31651838

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BACKGROUND: Pain stemming from the placement of elastomeric separators and the exchanging of wires and accessories is the greatest reason for abandoning orthodontic treatment. Indeed, discomfort related to treatment exerts a negative impact on quality of life due to the difficulty chewing and biting. This paper proposes a study to evaluate the analgesic effects of photomiobodulation (PBM) on individuals undergoing orthodontic treatment. METHODS: The sample will be composed of 72 individuals who receiving elastomeric separators on the mesial and distal faces of the maxillary first molars. The patients will be randomly allocated to 2 groups: an experimental group irradiated with low-level laser and a sham group submitted to simulated laser irradiation. Upon the placement of the separators, the experimental group will receive a single application of PBM on the mesial and distal cervical portion and apical third of the molars. Perceived pain will be analyzed after one hour using the visual analog scale in both groups. Samples will be taken of the gingival crevice with absorbent paper for 30 seconds for the analysis of cytokines using ELISA and the results of the 2 groups will be compared. The patients will sign a statement of informed consent. Statistical analysis will be performed with the Student's t test and analysis of variance (ANOVA). DISCUSSION: The expectation is that the patients in the irradiated group will have a lower perception of pain and lower quantity of cytokines compared to those in the sham group. The purpose of the study is to establish an effective method for PBM with the use of low-level infrared laser (Ga-Al-As with a wavelength of 808 nm and output power of 100 mW) for reductions in pain and inflammatory cytokines related to orthodontic treatment. TRIAL REGISTRATION: This protocol was registered in ClinicalTrial.gov, under number NCT03939988. It was first posted and last updated in May 6, 2019.


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Elastômeros/efeitos adversos , Terapia com Luz de Baixa Intensidade/métodos , Aparelhos Ortodônticos/efeitos adversos , Dor Processual/terapia , Técnicas de Movimentação Dentária/efeitos adversos , Adolescente , Adulto , Análise de Variância , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Dente Molar , Medição da Dor , Dor Processual/etiologia , Qualidade de Vida , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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Diagn. tratamento ; 24(3): [119-125], jul - set. 2019.
Artigo em Português | LILACS | ID: biblio-1026704

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Contexto: Estima-se que no Brasil 72% das pessoas ativas no mercado de trabalho apresentem algum problema relacionado ao estresse ocupacional, e aproximadamente 32% delas são diagnosticadas como tendo síndrome de burnout. Objetivo: Apresentar as evidências de revisões sistemáticas (RSs) Cochrane sobre eficácia e segurança das estratégias de tratamento e prevenção da síndrome de burnout. Métodos: RSs foram incluídas a partir de busca sistematizada realizada na Biblioteca Cochrane e após a adequação aos critérios de elegibilidade. O resumo e a certeza no corpo das evidências encontradas por cada revisão foram apresentados. Resultados: Foram incluídas seis RSs que avaliaram estratégias de prevenção e tratamento de burnout e outros sintomas relacionados ao desgaste emocional do trabalho em diferentes categorias profissionais. A certeza no corpo das evidências obtidas foi baixa ou muito baixa para a maioria dos desfechos. A única evidência com moderada certeza de seus resultados mostrou que técnicas de relaxamento, quando comparadas a nenhuma intervenção, parecem reduzir o estresse de profissionais da saúde. Conclusão: Apesar da elevada prevalência e das crescentes estimativas de incidência no Brasil e em todo o mundo, ainda há poucos estudos primários e RSs Cochrane avaliando os efeitos de intervenções com potencial de prevenir ou tratar a síndrome de burnout. Nenhuma das RSs identificadas aqui forneceu evidências robustas de alta certeza sobre intervenções para o manejo desta síndrome. RSs conduzidas sob o rigor da metodologia Cochrane precisam ainda esclarecer os efeitos (benefícios e riscos) de alternativas terapêuticas farmacológicas e não farmacológicas já usadas na prática clínica para promoção da saúde do trabalhador no sentido de prevenir e tratar a síndrome de burnout.


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Humanos , Masculino , Feminino , Esgotamento Profissional , Revisão , Medicina Baseada em Evidências , Prática Clínica Baseada em Evidências , Tomada de Decisão Clínica
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J Pain ; 2019 Sep 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31513934

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This systematic review investigated the effectiveness and safety of botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) for painful temporomandibular disorders. We searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in 10 databases, from inception to February 12, 2019 (MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, LILACS, BBO, Web of Science, Scopus, ClinicalTrials.gov, WHO and OpenGrey). We included 12 RCTs that compared BTX-A versus inactive or active interventions. BTX-A was slightly more effective than placebo for pain reduction at 1 month: mean difference -1.74 points (0-10 scale), 95% confidence interval -2.94 to -.54, 3 RCTs, 60 participants, I-square (I2) = 0%. However, there were no significant differences at 3 and 6 months. BTX-A was similar to no treatment for pain reduction at 3 and 6 months. BTX-A was more effective than conventional treatment and low-level laser therapy for pain reduction at 1, 6, and 12 months, but less effective than facial manipulation for pain reduction at 3 months. BTX-A was not associated with a significant increase in the risk of adverse events. The quality of the evidence was low, and results are insufficient to support the use of BTX-A for painful temporomandibular disorders. High-quality RCTs are needed to increase confidence in effect estimates. PERSPECTIVE: BTX-A for painful temporomandibular disorders appears to be well tolerated. For pain reduction, BTX-A is slightly more effective than placebo only at 1 month; conventional treatment and low-level laser at 1, 6, and 12 months. Low-quality evidence limits the applicability of these findings and precludes recommendations for practice.

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BMJ Evid Based Med ; 2019 Jul 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31266765

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A review of systematic reviews (SRs) and a critical appraisal study was conducted at Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp). The objectives of this review are (1) to identify all published SRs comparing the effectiveness and safety of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) versus carotid artery stenting (CAS) for carotid artery stenosis, (2) to assess their methodological quality and (3) to compare the primary studies contained in each SR. We included 17 SRs published between 2005 and 2017. None of the SRs fulfilled all items of AMSTAR-2. The overall confidence in the results was graded as critically low for 16 SRs (94%) and low for 1 SR (6%). Five items were judged inadequate in all SRs: reference to a published protocol, explanation to the selection of study design, comprehensive search of the literature, methods for statistical combination of findings and consideration of the risk of bias on the results of meta-analysis. In total, 15 randomised clinical trials (RCTs) were included at least in one SR. The number of included RCTs in each SR was inconsistent (4 to 15) and was not related to the year of publication of the SR. Our study found redundant and low methodological quality SR comparing CAS versus CEA for carotid stenosis.

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J Child Neurol ; 34(11): 679-686, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31179823

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AIM: To assess the effects of neurodevelopmental treatment for children with cerebral palsy. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review following the recommendations of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions and reported in accordance to PRISMA Statement. Through a comprehensive literature search we considered all randomized clinical trials that compared neurodevelopmental treatment with conventional physical therapy for children with cerebral palsy. We used the Cochrane Risk of Bias Table to assess the risk of bias of the included randomized clinical trial, and the GRADE approach to evaluate the certainty of the body of the evidence. RESULTS: We found 3 randomized clinical trials (2 published and 1 ongoing) comprising 66 children. Published randomized clinical trials presented methodological and reporting limitations and only 1 provided data for outcomes of interest. No difference between neurodevelopmental treatment and conventional physical therapy was found for gross motor function (mean difference 1.40; 95% confidence interval -5.47 to 8.27, low certainty evidence). CONCLUSION: This review found that the effects of neurodevelopmental treatment for children with cerebral palsy are still uncertain. Further studies are required to assess the efficacy and safety of neurodevelopmental treatment for this purpose and until there, current evidence do not support its routinely use in practice. Number of protocol registration in PROSPERO database: CRD42017082817 (available from https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?RecordID=82817 ).

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Lasers Med Sci ; 2019 Apr 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30982176

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Several therapeutic strategies have been proposed to optimize the conventional treatment of fractures. Photobiomodulation (PBM) appears to help reduce pain and control inflammation, and it also accelerates bone repair. This systematic review aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of PBM with low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in the bone fracture healing process. We included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the effects of PBM with those of any other intervention in adults with lower or upper limb bone fractures. The primary outcomes investigated were pain reduction, radiographic healing, and adverse events. The searches were conducted in October 2018. Two RCTs were included that compared PBM to the placebo. A meta-analysis showed significant difference in favor of PBM for pain reduction (MD 1.19, 95% CI [0.61 to 1.77], 106 participants, two RCTs), but this difference was not clinically significant. One RCT (50 participants) showed a clinical and statistical improvement in physical function (MD - 14.60, 95% CI [- 21.39 to - 7.81]) and no difference in radiographic healing, regarding absence of fracture line (RR 1.00, 95% CI [0.93 to 1.08]) and visible bone callus (RR 0.33, 95% CI [0.01 to 7.81]). The certainty of evidence was classified as low to very low. Based on the evidence of low to very low certainty, PBM seems to be associated with the improvement of pain and function. Therefore, new RCTs are required that meet the recommendations of CONSORT to prove the effectiveness and safety of this intervention and support its recommendation in clinical practice.

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Säo Paulo med. j ; 136(6): 579-585, Nov.-Dec. 2018. tab
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS-Express | ID: biblio-991688

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ABSTRACT CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Insomnia is a frequent complaint that generates more than five million visits to doctors per year in the United States. This study summarizes all Cochrane systematic reviews (SRs) that evaluated interventions to treat insomnia. DESIGN AND SETTING: Review of SRs, conducted in the Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). METHODS: A sensitive search was carried out in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews to identify Cochrane SRs that assessed the effects of any type of intervention for people with insomnia. The results, main characteristics of the SRs and the certainty of the evidence obtained from them were synthesized and discussed. RESULTS: Seven SRs were included. They addressed the benefits and harm of acupuncture (n = 1), behavioral interventions (n = 1), music (n = 1), pharmacotherapy (n = 2), phototherapy (n = 1) and physical exercise (n = 1). The certainty of the evidence ranged from moderate to very low. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture, music, physical exercise, paroxetine, doxepin, trimipramine and trazodone seem to present some benefit for patients with insomnia. However, the uncertainty around these results means that no robust and definitive recommendations for clinical practice can be made until the benefits and harms from each intervention for patients with insomnia have been confirmed through further studies.

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Sao Paulo Med J ; 2018 Oct 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30365598

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BACKGROUND: The therapeutic effects of cannabinoid compounds have been the center of many investigations. This study provides a synthesis on all Cochrane systematic reviews (SRs) that assessed the use of cannabinoids as a therapeutic approach. DESIGN AND SETTING: Review of SRs, conducted in the Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). METHODS: A broad search was conducted in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews to retrieve any Cochrane SRs that assessed the efficacy and safety of cannabinoids as a therapeutic approach. The results and key characteristics of all reviews included were summarized and discussed. RESULTS: Eight SRs were included. They assessed the use of cannabinoids for the following types of conditions: neurological (two SRs), psychiatric (two SRs), rheumatological (one SR), infectious (one SR) and oncological (two SRs). There was moderate-quality evidence showing that the use of cannabinoids reduced nausea and vomiting among adults, compared with placebo. Additionally, there was moderate-quality evidence showing that there was no difference between cannabinoids and prochlorperazine regarding the number of participants who reported vomiting, in this same population. CONCLUSIONS: This review identified eight Cochrane systematic reviews that provided evidence of unknown to moderate quality regarding the use of cannabinoids as a therapeutic intervention. Further studies are still imperative for solid conclusions to be reached regarding practical recommendations.

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Diagn. tratamento ; 23(4): [141-146], out-dez 2018. tab, fig
Artigo em Português | LILACS | ID: biblio-987476

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Introdução: Guidelines em saúde somente terão benefícios potenciais se tiverem sido planejadas e desenvolvidas com alto rigor metodológico. Objetivos: Apresentar e descrever os itens da ferramenta Appraisal of Guidelines for Research & Evaluation, AGREE II. Métodos: Estudo descritivo realizado na Disciplina de Medicina Baseada em Evidências da Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp). Resultados: Os 23 itens da ferramenta AGREE II foram apresentados em sua versão em português, assim como as recomendações para sua aplicação. Conclusão: O AGREE II é uma ferramenta internacional, já disponível em vários idiomas, e que avalia o rigor metodológico e a transparência com que uma guideline é desenvolvida. Pode ser aplicada a guidelines novas, já existentes ou atualizações de guidelines prévias. O uso do AGREE II no desenvolvimento de guidelines em saúde precisa ser disseminado, uma vez que tais guidelines somente terão benefícios potenciais se tiverem sido planejadas e desenvolvidas com alto rigor metodológico.


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Protocolos Clínicos , Guias de Prática Clínica como Assunto , Medicina Baseada em Evidências , Fidelidade a Diretrizes , Metodologia
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Säo Paulo med. j ; 136(5): 472-478, Sept.-Oct. 2018. tab
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS-Express | ID: biblio-979377

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ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: The therapeutic effects of cannabinoid compounds have been the center of many investigations. This study provides a synthesis on all Cochrane systematic reviews (SRs) that assessed the use of cannabinoids as a therapeutic approach. DESIGN AND SETTING: Review of SRs, conducted in the Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). METHODS: A broad search was conducted in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews to retrieve any Cochrane SRs that assessed the efficacy and safety of cannabinoids as a therapeutic approach. The results and key characteristics of all reviews included were summarized and discussed. RESULTS: Eight SRs were included. They assessed the use of cannabinoids for the following types of conditions: neurological (two SRs), psychiatric (two SRs), rheumatological (one SR), infectious (one SR) and oncological (two SRs). There was moderate-quality evidence showing that the use of cannabinoids reduced nausea and vomiting among adults, compared with placebo. Additionally, there was moderate-quality evidence showing that there was no difference between cannabinoids and prochlorperazine regarding the number of participants who reported vomiting, in this same population. CONCLUSIONS: This review identified eight Cochrane systematic reviews that provided evidence of unknown to moderate quality regarding the use of cannabinoids as a therapeutic intervention. Further studies are still imperative for solid conclusions to be reached regarding practical recommendations.

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Diagn. tratamento ; 23(3): [101-104], jul.-set. 2018. fig, tab
Artigo em Português | LILACS | ID: biblio-969297

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Introdução: O registro prospectivo de protocolos de revisões sistemáticas (RSs) permite avaliar a condução do estudo e a qualidade do relato de seus resultados, aumentando a transparência e a reprodutibilidade. Objetivos: Apresentar a base de registros PROSPERO e descrever suas principais características. Métodos: Estudo descritivo realizado na Disciplina de Medicina Baseada em Evidências da Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp). Resultados: A PROSPERO é uma base de registros de RSs, gratuita, mantida pelo Centre of Reviews and Dissemination, da Universidade de York, e financiada pelo National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Atualmente, há mais de 35.000 registros de RSs em andamento em humanos ou animais que estudam desfechos em saúde. Conclusão: PROSPERO é uma base pública de registro de protocolos de revisões sistemáticas criada em 2011, que conta até o momento com mais de 35.000 protocolos registrados. O registro prospectivo desses protocolos já é recomendado por muitos periódicos em saúde com o objetivo de minimizar o risco de viés de publicação e a duplicidade de revisões para responder a uma mesma questão clínica.


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Sistema de Registros , Protocolos Clínicos , Métodos Epidemiológicos , Revisão , Medicina Baseada em Evidências
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Sao Paulo Med J ; 136(4): 354-360, 2018 Jul-Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30133547

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CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by abnormal and increased growth of the cells that produce keratin and abnormal functioning of the immune system. We aimed to summarize the evidence available regarding interventions for patients with psoriasis. DESIGN AND SETTING: Review of systematic reviews, developed in the Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted to identify Cochrane systematic reviews that fulfilled the eligibility criteria. Two authors screened titles and abstracts that had been retrieved through the search strategy. The results from all the Cochrane systematic reviews that were included were summarized and presented in a narrative synthesis. RESULTS: We included six Cochrane systematic reviews assessing interventions for treating psoriasis. The findings from high-quality evidence were that (a) etanercept reduced the psoriasis severity index, compared with placebo and (b) steroids plus vitamin D, compared with vitamin D alone, improved the skin clearance rate, as assessed by investigators, but was associated with a higher proportion of participants who dropped out due to adverse events. For all other comparisons, the quality of the evidence ranged from moderate to very low. CONCLUSION: This review included six Cochrane systematic reviews that provided evidence ranging in quality from unknown to high, regarding management of psoriasis. Further randomized controlled trials are imperative to reduce the uncertainties relating to several treatments that are already used in clinical practice.

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Säo Paulo med. j ; 136(4): 354-360, July-Aug. 2018. tab, graf
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS-Express | ID: biblio-962731

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ABSTRACT CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by abnormal and increased growth of the cells that produce keratin and abnormal functioning of the immune system. We aimed to summarize the evidence available regarding interventions for patients with psoriasis. DESIGN AND SETTING: Review of systematic reviews, developed in the Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted to identify Cochrane systematic reviews that fulfilled the eligibility criteria. Two authors screened titles and abstracts that had been retrieved through the search strategy. The results from all the Cochrane systematic reviews that were included were summarized and presented in a narrative synthesis. RESULTS: We included six Cochrane systematic reviews assessing interventions for treating psoriasis. The findings from high-quality evidence were that (a) etanercept reduced the psoriasis severity index, compared with placebo and (b) steroids plus vitamin D, compared with vitamin D alone, improved the skin clearance rate, as assessed by investigators, but was associated with a higher proportion of participants who dropped out due to adverse events. For all other comparisons, the quality of the evidence ranged from moderate to very low. CONCLUSION: This review included six Cochrane systematic reviews that provided evidence ranging in quality from unknown to high, regarding management of psoriasis. Further randomized controlled trials are imperative to reduce the uncertainties relating to several treatments that are already used in clinical practice.

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Rev. bras. ortop ; 53(4): 499-502, July-Aug. 2018. graf
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS | ID: biblio-959169

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ABSTRACT The authors report a rare case of osteochondritis dissecans of the trochlea. The treatment of these lesions, in which the osteochondral fragment is not viable, is difficult and often limited in Brazil. A clinical case is presented with functional and radiological outcomes after treatment with microfracture technique, bone graft, and collagen membrane coverage.


RESUMO Os autores relatam um caso raro de osteocondrite dissecante de tróclea. O tratamento dessas lesões com inviabilidade do fragmento osteocondral é difícil e muitas vezes limitado no nosso meio. Os autores apresentam resultados clínicos e radiológicos após o tratamento com a técnica de microfratura, enxertia óssea e cobertura com membrana de colágeno.


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Humanos , Masculino , Adulto , Osteocondrite Dissecante , Cartilagem Articular , Articulação do Joelho
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Rev Bras Ortop ; 53(4): 499-502, 2018 Jul-Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30027086

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The authors report a rare case of osteochondritis dissecans of the trochlea. The treatment of these lesions, in which the osteochondral fragment is not viable, is difficult and often limited in Brazil. A clinical case is presented with functional and radiological outcomes after treatment with microfracture technique, bone graft, and collagen membrane coverage.

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Sao Paulo Med J ; 136(3): 251-261, 2018 May-Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29947699

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BACKGROUND: This study identified and summarized all Cochrane systematic reviews (SRs) on the effects of ten integrative practices that were recently added to the Brazilian public healthcare system (SUS). DESIGN AND SETTING: Review of systematic reviews, conducted in the Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp). METHODS: Review of Cochrane SRs on the following interventions were identified, summarized and critically assessed: apitherapy, aromatherapy, bioenergetics, family constellation, flower therapy, chromotherapy, geotherapy, hypnotherapy, hand imposition or ozone therapy. RESULTS: We included a total of 16 SRs: 4 on apitherapy, 4 on aromatherapy, 6 on hypnotherapy and 2 on ozone therapy. No Cochrane SR was found regarding bioenergetics, family constellation, chromotherapy, clay therapy, flower therapy or hand imposition. The only high-quality evidence was in relation to the potential benefit of apitherapy, specifically regarding some benefits from honey dressings for partial healing of burn wounds, for reduction of coughing among children with acute coughs and for preventing allergic reactions to insect stings. CONCLUSION: Except for some specific uses of apitherapy (honey for burn wounds and for acute coughs and bee venom for allergic reactions to insect stings), the use of ten integrative practices that have recently been incorporated into SUS does not seem to be supported by evidence from Cochrane SRs.


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Medicina Integrativa/métodos , Literatura de Revisão como Assunto , Apiterapia/métodos , Aromaterapia/métodos , Medicina Baseada em Evidências/normas , Humanos , Hipnose/métodos , Ozônio/uso terapêutico
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Säo Paulo med. j ; 136(3): 251-261, May-June 2018. tab
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS-Express | ID: biblio-962722

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ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: This study identified and summarized all Cochrane systematic reviews (SRs) on the effects of ten integrative practices that were recently added to the Brazilian public healthcare system (SUS). DESIGN AND SETTING: Review of systematic reviews, conducted in the Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp). METHODS: Review of Cochrane SRs on the following interventions were identified, summarized and critically assessed: apitherapy, aromatherapy, bioenergetics, family constellation, flower therapy, chromotherapy, geotherapy, hypnotherapy, hand imposition or ozone therapy. RESULTS: We included a total of 16 SRs: 4 on apitherapy, 4 on aromatherapy, 6 on hypnotherapy and 2 on ozone therapy. No Cochrane SR was found regarding bioenergetics, family constellation, chromotherapy, clay therapy, flower therapy or hand imposition. The only high-quality evidence was in relation to the potential benefit of apitherapy, specifically regarding some benefits from honey dressings for partial healing of burn wounds, for reduction of coughing among children with acute coughs and for preventing allergic reactions to insect stings. CONCLUSION: Except for some specific uses of apitherapy (honey for burn wounds and for acute coughs and bee venom for allergic reactions to insect stings), the use of ten integrative practices that have recently been incorporated into SUS does not seem to be supported by evidence from Cochrane SRs.

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BMJ Case Rep ; 20182018 Mar 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29602887

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We present the case of a 40-year-old man who suffered an isolated proximal tibiofibular dislocation of the left knee after a trauma during a soccer game. Physical examination and radiographic imaging revealed an anterolateral dislocation of the proximal fibula. The diagnosis was confirmed by MRI. The treatment choice was open reduction and internal fixation under direct visualisation using flexible and permanent internal fixation. Postoperative treatment includes knee immobilisation during the first week, and partial weight was allowed for 2 weeks progressing to full weight bearing over 4 weeks. The patient started a gradual and progressive physical therapy programme with range of motion exercises, muscle strengthening and gait training. Full knee range of motion was achieved after 4 weeks. No complaint of pain or hardware discomfort was reported, and the patient is back to daily life and sports activities after 6 months of surgical treatment.


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Fixação Interna de Fraturas/métodos , Luxação do Joelho/diagnóstico por imagem , Luxação do Joelho/cirurgia , Futebol/lesões , Adulto , Fíbula/diagnóstico por imagem , Fíbula/lesões , Fíbula/cirurgia , Humanos , Articulação do Joelho/diagnóstico por imagem , Articulação do Joelho/cirurgia , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Masculino , Amplitude de Movimento Articular , Tíbia/diagnóstico por imagem , Tíbia/lesões , Tíbia/cirurgia , Resultado do Tratamento
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Acupunct Med ; 36(3): 146-152, 2018 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29559431

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INTRODUCTION: Major concerns regarding the use of medication during pregnancy justify the need for safer interventions. Acupuncture is an emerging alternative for several clinical conditions during this period. The objective of this study is to summarise evidence derived from systematic reviews (SRs) focusing on acupuncture for pregnancy-related acute conditions. METHODS: Review of SRs. A systematic literature search was carried out in several electronic databases, aiming to include all SRs assessing the effects of acupuncture for acute conditions during pregnancy. Methodological quality and quality of the publication/reporting of each SR were assessed by the application of AMSTAR (Assessing the Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews) and PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses), respectively. RESULTS: The initial search retrieved 11 492 records, of which 16 SRs met our inclusion criteria. The average AMSTAR score was 7.3, the lowest score being 3 and the highest 11. The lowest PRISMA score was 12, the highest 25, and the average PRISMA score was 19.9. The results support the proposal that acupuncture might be considered an option for alleviating pain during labour, for correcting breech presentation, and for managing pelvic and back pain during pregnancy. There is insufficient evidence to recommend acupuncture for inducing labour, managing nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy, improving sleep quality, controlling nausea and vomiting associated with Caesarean delivery, and managing urinary infection. CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture might be an option for alleviating pain during labour, for correcting breech presentation, and for managing pelvic and back pain during pregnancy. More studies are needed to confirm the effects of acupuncture for other pregnancy-related acute conditions.

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Sao Paulo Med J ; 136(6): 579-585, 2018.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30892489

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CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Insomnia is a frequent complaint that generates more than five million visits to doctors per year in the United States. This study summarizes all Cochrane systematic reviews (SRs) that evaluated interventions to treat insomnia. DESIGN AND SETTING: Review of SRs, conducted in the Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). METHODS: A sensitive search was carried out in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews to identify Cochrane SRs that assessed the effects of any type of intervention for people with insomnia. The results, main characteristics of the SRs and the certainty of the evidence obtained from them were synthesized and discussed. RESULTS: Seven SRs were included. They addressed the benefits and harm of acupuncture (n = 1), behavioral interventions (n = 1), music (n = 1), pharmacotherapy (n = 2), phototherapy (n = 1) and physical exercise (n = 1). The certainty of the evidence ranged from moderate to very low. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture, music, physical exercise, paroxetine, doxepin, trimipramine and trazodone seem to present some benefit for patients with insomnia. However, the uncertainty around these results means that no robust and definitive recommendations for clinical practice can be made until the benefits and harms from each intervention for patients with insomnia have been confirmed through further studies.


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Medicina Baseada em Evidências , Distúrbios do Início e da Manutenção do Sono/terapia , Revisão Sistemática como Assunto , Terapia por Acupuntura/normas , Antidepressivos/uso terapêutico , Exercício , Humanos , Musicoterapia/normas , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Sono/fisiologia , Distúrbios do Início e da Manutenção do Sono/tratamento farmacológico
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