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Table 4 LDL-cholesterol weighted mean difference

From: Safety of low-molecular-weight heparin compared to unfractionated heparin in hemodialysis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Study LMWH UFH  
  mean change, SD (mg/dl) mean change, SD (mg/dl) WMD (95% CI) (mg/dl)
Al-Saran et al.a −30.94 ± 39.52 −20.11 ± 44.69 −10.83 (−35.21, 13.55)
Elisaf et al. −18 ± 36.86 −2 ± 32.78 −16.00 (−31.69, −0.31)
Kronenberg et al. 12.3 ± 36.68 −16.5 ± 33.84 28.80 (8.83, 48.77)
Lai et al.a −2.70 ± 36.93 −6.57 ± 45.82 3.87 (−14.37, 22.11)
Leu et al.a −35.96 ± 35.03 31.71 ± 36.80 −67.67 (−89.94, −45.40)
Saltissi et al.a 0.39 ± 29.01 1.55 ± 30.55 −1.16 (−14.92, 12.60)
Schmitt et al. −27 ± 51.10 21 ± 48.12 −48.00 (−77.33, −18.67)
Summary    −14.88 (−36.27, 6.51)
  1. aResults were expressed in mmol/L, we converted them in mg/dl to be able to pool them