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Statins and Fibrates for Diabetic Retinopathy: Protocol for a Systematic Review
JMIR Res Protoc ; 6(2): e30, 2017.
Artigo em Inglês | Sec. Est. Saúde SP, SESSP-IDPCPROD, Sec. Est. Saúde SP | ID: biblio-1064100
Biblioteca responsável: BR79.1
Localização: BR79.1
ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND:

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a common microvascular complication of diabetes mellitus, and more than 75% of patients who have had diabetes for more than 20 years will have some degree of DR. This disease is highly destructive to self-esteem and puts a high burden on public health and pension systems due to the effects that it has on people of working age. The current mainstay of treatment is laser photocoagulation, which causes impairment of vision and discomfort to patients. Thus, finding a systemic drug that could act on all microcirculation and prevent direct manipulation of the eyes would be highly desirable.

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the efficacy and safety of the drugs in the statin and/or fibrate groups for the prevention and treatment of DR.

METHODS:

In this systematic review, we will select randomized controlled trials of fibrates or statins used for the treatment or prevention of DR. Our search strategy will include free text terms and controlled vocabulary (eg, MeSH, Emtree) for, "diabetic retinopathy", "statins", "fibrates", "hypolipidemic agents", and for drugs from both groups. Databases that will be used include Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System/PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information, Clinicaltrials.gov, World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform, and OpenGrey, and we will not have language or date limits. Two review authors will independently select eligible studies and assess the risk of bias using the Cochrane Collaboration's tool. We will report structured summaries of the included studies and, if possible, conduct meta-analyses.
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados nacionais / Brasil Base de dados: Sec. Est. Saúde SP / SESSP-IDPCPROD Assunto principal: Retinopatia Diabética / Microcirculação / Hipolipemiantes Tipo de estudo: Ensaio clínico controlado Idioma: Inglês Revista: JMIR Res Protoc Ano de publicação: 2017 Tipo de documento: Artigo Instituição/País de afiliação: Universidade Federal de São Paulo/BR / Universidade Federal de São Paulo/Brazil