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BACKGROUND Contrast media cause oxidative stress, which has been suggested as one possible mechanism responsible for contrast-induced nephropathy. Statins appear to have pleiotropic effects,(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to compare the nephrotoxicity of iodixanol and ioxaglate in patients with renal impairment undergoing coronary angiography. BACKGROUND Iodixanol, a nonionic, dimeric,(More)
BACKGROUND Meta-analysis of randomized trials showed superior efficacy and similar safety of drug-eluting stent over bare-metal stent in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients.(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to compare the angiographic outcomes of everolimus-eluting stents (EES) and sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) in a head-to-head manner. BACKGROUND EES have been(More)
BACKGROUND Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a leading cause of hospital-acquired renal failure and affects mortality and morbidity. There has been no study comparing the efficacy of(More)