Shin-nosuke Goto

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BACKGROUND Although telmisartan is suggested to improve proteinuria/albuminuria (or prevents progression of proteinuria/albuminuria), conclusive evidence is still lacking. We perform the first meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of telmisartan therapy on proteinuria/albuminuria. METHODS MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of(More)
To determine whether remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is beneficial for patients who undergo cardiovascular surgery (CVS), a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials of RIPC for the prevention of myocardial injury in CVS was performed. All prospective randomized controlled clinical trials of RIPC versus control that(More)
PURPOSE It remains unclear whether population-based screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in men reduces all-cause long-term mortality. We performed an updated meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of AAA screening for prevention of long-term mortality in men. METHODS To identify all randomized controlled trials of population-based AAA(More)
Telmisartan has been proposed to be a promising cardiometabolic sartan due to its unique peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma-inducing property. To determine whether telmisartan improves metabolic parameters in metabolic syndrome, we perform the first meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central(More)
BACKGROUND The present study provides a contemporary and comprehensive summation of midterm patency rates of polyester (Dacron) or polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) grafts in femoropopliteal bypass grafting based on a meta-analysis consisting only of randomized controlled trials. METHODS MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials(More)
To summarize the present evidence for an association between matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) presence, we performed a meta-analysis of case-control studies that compared circulating MMP-9 concentrations between patients with AAA and subjects without AAA. MEDLINE database was searched to identify all case-control(More)
In addition to their high-intensity effects on the reduction in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels, rosuvastatin and atorvastatin would be expected to also reduce small dense LDL (sdLDL) levels. To determine which reduces sdLDL levels more, we performed the first meta-analysis and meta-regression of randomized head-to-head trials of rosuvastatin versus(More)
To summarize the present evidence for an association between circulating lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) presence. MEDLINE database was searched to identify all case-control studies that compared circulating Lp(a) concentrations between patients with AAA and subjects without AAA. For each study, data regarding Lp(a) concentrations(More)
To determine whether aprotinin increases mortality as compared with tranexamic acid in cardiac surgery, we performed a meta-analysis of randomized head-to-head trials. All prospective randomized head-to-head trials of aprotinin vs. tranexamic acid enrolling patients undergoing cardiac surgery were identified using a web-based search engine (PubMed). For(More)
OBJECTIVE In 2001, a landmark meta-analysis of bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) versus single internal thoracic artery (SITA) coronary artery bypass grafting for long-term survival included 7 observational studies (only 3 of which reported adjusted hazard ratios [HRs]) enrolling approximately 16,000 patients. Updating the previous meta-analysis to(More)