Continuing uncertainty about the value of percutaneous revascularization in atherosclerotic renovascular disease: a meta-analysis of randomized trials.

@article{Ives2003ContinuingUA,
  title={Continuing uncertainty about the value of percutaneous revascularization in atherosclerotic renovascular disease: a meta-analysis of randomized trials.},
  author={Natalie Ives and Keith Wheatley and Rebecca L Stowe and Pieta Krijnen and P. -F. Plouin and Brigit C van Jaarsveld and Richard Dawson Gray},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={298-304}
}
BACKGROUND To study the effect of revascularization on blood pressure (BP) and serum creatinine (SCr) in patients with atherosclerotic renovascular disease (ARVD). METHODS Three randomized studies comparing balloon angioplasty (plus medication if necessary) with medical therapy alone in patients with ARVD were identified. In one study, patients were stratified and analysed according to whether they had unilateral or bilateral disease. Therefore, four sets of results were available for… CONTINUE READING
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