Systematic review and adjusted indirect comparison meta-analysis of oral anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation.

@article{Baker2012SystematicRA,
  title={Systematic review and adjusted indirect comparison meta-analysis of oral anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation.},
  author={William L Baker and Olivia J. Phung},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={711-9}
}
BACKGROUND Oral anticoagulants such as apixaban, dabigatran, and rivaroxaban are alternatives to warfarin for preventing events in patients with atrial fibrillation. Direct comparative studies between agents are unavailable. Our objective was to conduct an adjusted indirect comparison meta-analysis between new oral agents in atrial fibrillation. METHODS AND RESULTS We searched MEDLINE and Cochrane Central through February 2012 for randomized, controlled trials in patients with atrial… CONTINUE READING
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