Oxandrolone use in adult burn patients. Systematic review and meta-analysis

Oxandrolone use in adult burn patients. Systematic review and meta-analysis

Author Real, Daniel Sundfeld Spiga Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Reis, Rodrigo Pacheco Google Scholar
Piccolo, Monica Sarto Google Scholar
Okamoto, Regina H. Google Scholar
Gragnani, Alfredo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferreira, Lydia Masako Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract PURPOSE:This study is a systematic literature review and meta-analysis concerning the use of a testosterone synthetic analog, oxandrolone, and its use in severe adult burns.METHODS:Randomized prospective clinical studies, in English, Portuguese or Spanish, were sought on the following databases: MEDLINE, COCHRANE, EMBASE and LILACS. There was no restriction in relation to the publication date.RESULTS: This search produced 24 studies on MEDLINE and twelve articles were presented on the COCHRANE database .Sixteen were excluded due to the title not being related to this search or by including children. Of the eigth residual studies, after adaptation to the inclusion criteria, only four were selected. After analyzing the results, two were discarded since they did not present adequate patient characterization and the facts on these articles were analyzed differently from the others, hindering the meta-analysis.CONCLUSION:The analysis of the available data demonstrated significant benefits (p<0.05) considering lesser loss of corporal mass, lesser nitrogen loss, and shorter donor area healing time, when Oxandrolone was used, comparatively with the control group (placebo or not).
Keywords Oxandrolone
Systematic review
Language English
Date 2014-01-01
Published in Acta Cirurgica Brasileira. Sociedade Brasileira para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Cirurgia, v. 29, p. 68-76, 2014.
ISSN 0102-8650 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Sociedade Brasileira para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Cirurgia
Extent 68-76
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-86502014001700013
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000344466300014
SciELO ID S0102-86502014001500068 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/8191

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