Remifentanil in cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

  title={Remifentanil in cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Massimiliano Greco and Giovanni Landoni and Giuseppe G. L. Biondi-Zoccai and Luca Cabrini and Laura Ruggeri and Nicola Pasculli and Veronica Giacchi and Jan Sayeg and Teresa Greco and Alberto Zangrillo},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  volume={26 1},
OBJECTIVE The authors conducted a review of randomized controlled trials to identify advantages in clinically relevant outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with remifentanil. DESIGN Meta-analysis. SETTING Hospitals. PARTICIPANTS A total of 1,473 patients from 16 randomized trials. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULT PubMed, BioMedCentral, and conference proceedings were searched (updated May 2010) for randomized trials that compared remifentanil with fentanyl… CONTINUE READING

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