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A meta-analysis of stem cell mobilization by granulocyte colony-stimulating factor in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  18000749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This project was aimed at evaluating the safety and efficacy of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) as an adjunctive therapy to the standard therapy [percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) and conventional medication] after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of G-CSF as an adjunctive therapy to standard therapy versus standard therapy was performed. The endpoints were defined as (1) target-vessel restenosis, (2) cumulative cardiac events (CCEs) that were a combined endpoint of all-cause deaths, reinfarction, and target-vessel revascularization, and (3) the changes in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) from baseline to follow-up. RESULTS: 320 patients were involved in 6 RCTs, of whom 160 were randomized to the G-CSF group and 160 to the control group. The follow-up period was 6.17 +/- 3.49 months. There was no significant difference in the risk of target-vessel restenosis (P = 0.90) or CCEs (P = 0.59) between the two groups. When a pooled analysis of the changes in LVEF was performed with fixed-model effect, a significant heterogeneity was observed (P < 0.00001). The pooled analysis was thus conducted with random-model effect and did not show a significant improvement as compared to the control group (P = 0.34). A similar result was found in the sensitivity analysis based on five placebo-controlled trials involving 270 patients (P = 0.94). CONCLUSIONS: G-CSF as an adjunctive therapy to standard therapy for patients with AMI may be safe. However, there is not much supporting evidence that this treatment could further improve LVEF. Since there are relatively few RCTs that meet the inclusion criteria and are heterogeneous in design, further research is required.
Lin Fan; Lianglong Chen; Xiangqi Chen; Fayuan Fu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Meta-Analysis; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular drugs and therapy / sponsored by the International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1573-7241     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Drugs Ther     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-13     Completed Date:  2009-03-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8712220     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Drugs Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Union Hospital, Fujian Medical University & Fujian Provincial Institute of Coronary Disease, 29 Xinquan Road 350001, Fuzhou, Fujian, People's Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / methods
Combined Modality Therapy
Coronary Restenosis / prevention & control
Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Mobilization / methods*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / therapy*
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Ventricular Function, Left
Reg. No./Substance:
143011-72-7/Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor

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