The Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Patients with Kidney Stones: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Cheungpasitporn2014TheRO,
  title={The Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Patients with Kidney Stones: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis},
  author={Wisit Cheungpasitporn and Charat Thongprayoon and Michael A Mao and Oisin A. O’Corragain and Peter J. Edmonds and Stephen B. Erickson},
  booktitle={North American journal of medical sciences},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND The reported risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients with a history of kidney stones is conflicting. AIMS The objective of this meta-analysis was to assess the association between a history of kidney stones and CHD risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS A literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from inception until April 04, 2014. Studies that reported odds ratios or hazard ratios comparing the risk of CHD in patients with… CONTINUE READING
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