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BACKGROUND Mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW), markers of platelet reactivity, and white blood cell count (WBC-C), a marker of inflammation, have been shown to be predictive of unfavorable outcomes among survivors of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). we aimed to evaluate the value of admission of MPV, PDW and WBC-C(More)
This systematic review with meta-analysis sought to determine the strength of evidence for the effects of hydration (sodium bicarbonate [SB] and normal saline [NS]), supplementations ( N-acetylcysteine [NAC] and vitamin C), and some common drugs (adenosine antagonists [AAs], statins, loop diuretics, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors [ACEIs]) on(More)
Renal dysfunction is a risk marker in patients who candidate for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). Renal disorder is associated with prolonged stays in intensive care unit and hospital, morbidity and mortality. Aim of this study is specific evaluation of association between preoperative creatinine (Cr) with atrial fibrillation (AF) after elective(More)
This systematic review with meta-analysis sought to determine the protective effects of corticosteroids on clinical outcomes following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Medline, Embase, Elsevier and Sciences online database as well as Google scholar literature were used for selecting appropriate studies with randomized controlled design. The effect(More)
Mediastinitis is an infrequent complication after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) that is associated with prolonged intensive care unit and hospital stay, and increased early and late morbidity and mortality. Patients with mediastinitis have an osteoporotic, fragile, and broken sternum. All foreign bodies as well as infected tissue should be removed.(More)
This systematic review with meta-analysis sought to determine the strength of evidence in terms of the impact of common antioxidant supplementations, such as N-acetylcysteine (NAC), vitamin C, and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on perioperative outcomes after cardiac surgery with particular focus on the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) and acute(More)
This systematic review with meta-analysis sought to determine the efficacy, safety of implantation of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in mild heart failure (HF). Medline, Embase, Elsevier, and Sciences online database as well as Google scholar literature were used for selecting appropriate studies with randomized controlled design. The literature(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical site infection is known as a common complication after cardiac surgery, and Cefazolin is the best prophylactic antibiotic to prevent this complication. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of continuous and intermittent Cefazolin for the prevention of superficial surgical site infection following off-pump coronary artery(More)
The purpose of this meta-analysis was to evaluate protective effects of glucose-insulin-potassium (GIK) on outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We systematically searched Medline/Pubmed, Elsevier, Embase, Web of Knowledge and Google Scholar. A total of 1206 studies were retrieved during the(More)
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