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Lu Liu, Chunyan Li, Peng Yang, Jian Zhu, Dongmei Gan, Le Bu, Manna Zhang, Chunjun Sheng, Hong Li and Shen Qu

atypical femur fracture (AFF) (12) . This study collected relevant literature on the use of ALN and the consequent incidence of AFF and utilized meta-analysis to clarify the relationship between ALN use and AFF occurrence to provide credible advice for

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Qiu-ming Yao, Bin Wang, Xiao-fei An, Jin-an Zhang and Liumei Ding

in men; (3) the outcomes of interest were the risk estimates of T2DM associated with total or free testosterone, such as hazard ratio (HR), relative risk (RR) and odds ratio (OR). In this meta-analysis, to make it more comprehensive, we evaluated the

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Zhen-yu Song, Qiuming Yao, Zhiyuan Zhuo, Zhe Ma and Gang Chen

explore whether circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D level was correlated with the survival of PCa through a dose–response meta-analysis. Materials and methods Search strategy We searched PubMed and EMBASE databases from inception to July 15, 2018

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Ozlem Atan Sahin, Damla Goksen, Aysel Ozpinar, Muhittin Serdar and Huseyin Onay

small data sets, regarding the relative importance of polymorphisms of VDR genes Apa I, Bsm I, Fok I and Taq I. In our meta-analysis, we included a total of 9 studies comprising 1053 patients and 1017 controls that indicated statistically significant

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Yongli Fu, Yaowu Sun, Jiankun Zhang and Yu Cheng

existing uncertain evidence regarding this issue using the systematic review and meta-analysis of all published literature. Methods Literature search We performed the meta-analysis following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews

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Mírian Romitti, Vitor C Fabris, Patricia K Ziegelmann, Ana Luiza Maia and Poli Mara Spritzer

years without overt thyroid dysfunction. Hence, AITD often goes unnoticed until the onset of hypothyroidism later in life ( 29 ). Furthermore, a recent meta-analysis has demonstrated that the presence of subclinical hypothyroidism in PCOS women produces

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Richard H Tuligenga

available. In view of the importance of maintaining cognitive function in type 2 diabetes mellitus and conflicting findings regarding the effect of intensive glycaemic control on subsequent cognitive decline (7) , a meta-analysis of RCTs was conducted with

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Ping Li, Fei Cheng and Lei Xiu

more than one subpopulation in one study, each subpopulation was treated as a separate comparison in our meta-analysis. A random-effects model was employed to estimate weighted mean differences for HtSDS due to its different assays, calculated as the

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Yosep Chong, Soon-Jin Ji, Chang Suk Kang and Eun Jung Lee

use LBP alone or whether LBP should be applied in combination with CS are aspects that are not clear. In this study, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the comparative studies of LBP and CS, mainly on ThinPrep and SurePath methods

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Huy Gia Vuong, Nguyen Phuoc Long, Nguyen Hoang Anh, Tran Diem Nghi, Mai Van Hieu, Le Phi Hung, Tadao Nakazawa, Ryohei Katoh and Tetsuo Kondo

those PTCs having the features of TCs but do not reach the cut-off percentage criteria ( 6 , 8 ). Because of these continuing debates, we need to identify an appropriate threshold of TCs to use in the diagnosis of TCVPTC. The purpose of this meta-analysis