Efficacy of clonidine for prevention of perioperative myocardial ischemia: a critical appraisal and meta-analysis of the literature.

@article{Nishina2002EfficacyOC,
  title={Efficacy of clonidine for prevention of perioperative myocardial ischemia: a critical appraisal and meta-analysis of the literature.},
  author={Kahoru Nishina and Katsuya Mikawa and Takanobu Uesugi and Hidefumi Obara and Munetaka Maekawa and Isao Kamae and Nobuo Nishi},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={96 2},
  pages={
          323-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND There is a belief that clonidine may be effective in reducing perioperative myocardial ischemic events, although the results of several trials are conflicting. The aim of the current study was to provide a systematic review of randomized controlled trials that tested the efficacy of clonidine in this regard. METHODS Data was collected from a MEDLINE search of English-language studies published from 1980 to 1999 and a manual search of bibliographies from retrieved articles. A total… CONTINUE READING

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Efficacy of clonidine for prevention of perioperative myocardial ischemia : a critical appraisal and meta - analysis of the literature

  • K Mikawa, T Uesugi, H Obara, M Maekawa, I Kamae, N Nishi
  • Anesthesiology
  • 2002

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