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Huy Gia Vuong, Uyen N P Duong, Ahmed M A Altibi, Hanh T T Ngo, Thong Quang Pham, Hung Minh Tran, Greta Gandolfi and Lewis Hassell

performed a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies to examine the prognostic impact of molecular markers on tumor recurrence and cancer-related mortality in PTC. Materials and methods Literature search Four

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Sarah Byberg, Jesper Futtrup, Mikkel Andreassen and Jesper Krogh

the metabolic effects of dopamine agonist treatment in patients with prolactinomas. Methods Study design A systematic review and meta-analysis. The study was registered with PROSPERO (registration number CRD42016046525). Study

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Nidan Qiao

into the potential advantages of endoscopic TS for patients with CD, especially with respect to endocrine outcomes, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate studies of endoscopic TS and microscopic TS. Method Study search

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Ali Abbasi

until April 2015. The overview of this systematic literature search was conducted in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) guidelines, when applicable (12) . A manual search was also done for the

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Daiki Kobayashi, Nagato Kuriyama, Keita Hirano, Osamu Takahashi and Hiroshi Noto

study. First, our data contained only diabetes treatment status, so the types of medication were unknown. Certain medications, such as pioglitazone or metformin, may cause or prevent cancer ( 38 , 39 ). A recent meta-analysis reported that pioglitazone

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Katica Bajuk Studen and Marija Pfeifer

development of hypertension, cardiovascular disease and abnormalities in glucose metabolism ( 43 , 44 , 45 ). A recent meta-analysis suggests that risk of OSA is increased in adult women with PCOS. It seems that central obesity, hyperandrogenemia and insulin

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Yao Chen and Shu-ying Fang

investigated in PCOS patients until now. Relevant literatures of case–control researches and meta-analysis studies were searched from PubMed database or by citation search and reference lists of relevant articles. Relationships of the candidate genes with PCOS

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Luminita Nicoleta Cima, Anca Colita and Simona Fica

.94–2.82 CI, confidence interval; DFS, disease-free survival; OR, odds ratio; POF, premature ovarian failure; PR, pregnancy rate; RCT, randomized clinical trials; RM, resumption of menses; RR, relative risk. The largest meta-analysis that provides

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Raymond J Rodgers, Jodie C Avery, Vivienne M Moore, Michael J Davies, Ricardo Azziz, Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Lisa J Moran, Sarah A Robertson, Nigel K Stepto, Robert J Norman and Helena J Teede

clamp techniques showed that 75% of lean and 95% of obese women had IR compared to weight-matched controls ( 17 ). This was supported by a meta-analysis of clamp studies in PCOS where IR is clearly increased independently of BMI, yet, it is exacerbated

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Philippe Thuillier, Nathalie Roudaut, Geneviève Crouzeix, Marie Cavarec, Philippe Robin, Ronan Abgral, Véronique Kerlan and Pierre-Yves Salaun

, explorations have to be discussed. In FDG PET–CT, TI may appear as a focal FDG uptake (fTI) or as diffuse thyroid uptake (dTI) of the thyroid parenchyma. A recent meta-analysis of thirty studies, mostly retrospective, found a prevalence of 1.6% and 2.1% for fTI