Ramez S Nairooz

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BACKGROUND Recent reports suggest altered antithrombotic efficacy and higher risk of bleeding with new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in patients with renal insufficiency. A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the efficacy and safety with recommended doses of NOAC compared with conventional treatment in patients with renal insufficiency. METHODS PubMed,(More)
Dabigatran is a novel oral anticoagulant and may be useful during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation for prevention of thromboembolic events. However, the benefits and adverse effects of periprocedural dabigatran therapy have not been thoroughly evaluated. A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of dabigatran for anticoagulation in(More)
BACKGROUND Anticoagulation in cardioversion and ablation of atrial fibrillation is imperative for reducing thrombo-embolic events. Ample information is available about the use of warfarin and vitamin K antagonists (VKA) but few trials examine safety and efficacy of rivaroxaban in these procedures. We aim to explore the hypothesis that rivaroxaban causes(More)
BACKGROUND Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) has been associated with reduced risk of myocardial injury in patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery, but uncertainty about clinical outcomes remains, particularly in the light of 2 recent large randomized clinical trials (RCTs) which were neutral. We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of(More)
AIMS Evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating possible benefits of endovascular therapy (EVT) for acute ischaemic stroke has shown conflicting results. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to systematically examine clinical outcomes in RCTs comparing the use of intravenous (IV) fibrinolysis alone to IV fibrinolysis plus EVT, for the(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors on cardiovascular outcomes in patients with type II diabetes mellitus (DM) is not well established. METHODS We searched electronic databases from inception through July 2016 for randomized, placebo-controlled trials, involving SGLT-2 inhibitors. Fixed-effects summary odds ratios(More)
This study sought to investigate the relative safety and efficacy of bivalirudin versus heparin plus glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa inhibitors in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and in those with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The safety of bivalirudin in PCI, particularly in patients with STEMI, continues to be(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) often require temporary interruption of warfarin for an elective operation or invasive procedure. However, the safety and efficacy of periprocedural bridging anticoagulation with unfractionated heparin (UH) or low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) are still unclear. We evaluated the safety of periprocedural(More)