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BACKGROUND Births between 37 0/7 and 38 6/7 weeks of gestation are newly defined as early term infants (ETIs), and are increasingly considered to be at higher risk of adverse outcomes than infants born at 39-41 weeks' gestation. To date, the long-term development of ETIs has not been systematically reviewed. OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of being born(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitors (PDE-5 inhibitors) have been suggested as a first-line drug for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The aim of present meta-analysis was to fully evaluate the efficacy and safety of treating PAH with PDE-5 inhibitors, focusing on the improvement of 6-min walk distance (6MWD). METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE The efficacy of rate and rhythm control strategies for treating atrial fibrillation (AF) patients was analyzed in this meta-analysis. METHODS Eligible trials were searched in MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library, the Clinical Trials, the Chinese VIP database up to May 31, 2010. Ten prospective randomized control trials with 7876 patients (rate control(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the efficacy and safety of intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) therapy in patients with acute myocardial infarction(AMI) based on the meta-analysis. METHODS Eligible published randomized controlled clinical research (RCT) were retrieved in the Pubmed, EMBase, Cochrane, China biological medical literature, Wanfang, VIP and CNKI database(More)
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