Effects of early treatment with statins on short-term clinical outcomes in acute coronary syndromes: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

@article{Briel2006EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of early treatment with statins on short-term clinical outcomes in acute coronary syndromes: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Matthias Briel and Gregory G. Schwartz and Peter G. L. Thompson and James A. de Lemos and Michael A. Blazing and Gerrit-Anne van Es and Meral Kayikçioğlu and H Richard Arntz and Frank R den Hartog and Nic J. G. M. Veeger and Furio Colivicchi and Jocelyn Dupuis and Shinya Okazaki and Robert S Wright and Heiner C. Bucher and Alain J. Nordmann},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2006},
  volume={295 17},
  pages={2046-56}
}
CONTEXT The short-term effects of early treatment with statins in patients after the onset of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) for the outcomes of death, myocardial infarction (MI), and stroke are unclear. OBJECTIVE To evaluate relevant outcomes of patients from randomized controlled trials comparing early statin therapy with placebo or usual care at 1 and 4 months following ACS. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY SELECTION Systematic search of electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, PASCAL, Cochrane… CONTINUE READING
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