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Stem Cells International
Volume 2016, Article ID 1031794, 11 pages
Review Article

Impact of Timing following Acute Myocardial Infarction on Efficacy and Safety of Bone Marrow Stem Cells Therapy: A Network Meta-Analysis

1Department of Cardiology, Zhu Jiang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510280, China
2Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, China
3Department of Cardiology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou 510280, China
4Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, China

Received 23 May 2015; Accepted 13 August 2015

Academic Editor: Armand Keating

Copyright © 2016 Bei Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

731 citations were initially identified. After exclusion of 609 according to titles and abstracts, 122 RCTs were examined according to our defined selection criteria. Of which, 48 involving ineligible patients, 12 with non-randomized design, 13 without LVEF as endpoint, 9 utilizing stem cells beyond bone marrow derived ones, 5 lacking controls as comparison, 1 applying allogenic stem cells, and 3 applying timing of cell therapy failed to follow into our defined timing group were rejected. Finally, 31 RCTs were involved in present analysis.

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