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Table 1 Characteristics of studies included in the meta-analysis

From: Short-and long-term effects of ischemic postconditioning in STEMI patients: a meta-analysis

Author Country Year Number (Poc/Con) Male (%) (Poc/Con) Age (y) (Poc/Con) Dyslipidemia (%) (Poc/Con) Diabetes (%) (Poc/Con) Smokers (%) (Poc/Con) Hypertension (%) (Poc/Con)
Staat [38] France 2005 16/14 75/93 58/56 80/50 20/13 57/56 38/36
Ma [9] China 2006 47/47 66/71 64/64 NR 38/45 NR 62/55
Ma [39] China 2007 32/29 66/70 64/64 NR 38/45 NR 59/55
Yang [7] China 2007 23/18 87/61 59/63 61/56 26/28 61/50 70/61
Laskey [40] USA 2008 12/12 58/58 60/58 58/75 42/42 NR 75/83
Thibault [41] France 2008 17/21 76/78 56/56 52/49 10/12 65/65 29/35
Lin1 [42]a China 2010 25/26 84/65 59/63 56/42 24/27 56/50 52/54
Lin2 [42]a China 2010 24/26 71/65 58/63 67/42 21/27 67/50 58/54
Lonborg [43, 44]b Denmark 2010 59/59 69/74 61/62 46/41 7/7 61/49 37/32
Sorensson [45] Sweden 2010 38/38 82/89 63/62 77/62 NR 26/29 16/29
Xue [46] China 2010 23/20 95/94 54/62 16/24 21/29 63/71 37/71
Garcia [47] USA 2011 22/21 86/76 61/55 73/71 5/19 23/43 73/71
Liu [48] China 2011 30/34 73/68 59/59 NR 30/32 57/61 37/39
Freixa [10] Spain 2012 39/40 84/72 59/60 44/35 23/17 51/62 49/50
Tarantini [49] Italy 2012 37/38 85/85 60/60 51/49 18/3 67/77 59/49
Thuny [8] France 2102 25/25 76/72 57/57 36/48 20/14 68/64 40/48
Zhao [50] China 2012 30/32 97/87 57/62 31/17 13/27 69/77 50/67
Dwyer [51] Canada 2013 50/52 88/89 57/57 36/29 6/14 44/44 42/33
Elzbieciak [52] Poland 2013 18/21 67/86 60/58 61/86 22/24 67/52 78/91
Hahn [53] Korea 2013 350/350 79/75 60/60 40/46 24/25 53/52 46/46
Mewton [54] France 2013 25/25 76/72 57/57 NR 20/14 68/64 48/40
Sorensson [55] Sweden 2013 33/35 85/89 63/62 NR 29/32 27/26 15/31
Dong [56] China 2014 32/30 63/73 70/68 NR 34/37 41/50 72/63
Limalanathan [11] Norway 2014 120/129 84/80 61/60 NR 4/2 49/54 29/25
Waltenberger [57] Germany 2014 25/27 68/70 60/60 12/11 12/7 60/55 48/33
  1. aLonborg et al. published 2 articles on the same trial
  2. bLin et al. compared 60-s postconditioning with 30-s postconditioning and no postconditioning (routine) in this study