Kristian B Filion


Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada


  1. Garfinkle R, Savage P, Boutros M, Landry T, Reynier P, Morin N, et al. Incidence and predictors of postoperative ileus after loop ileostomy closure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Surg Endosc. 2019;: pubmed publisher
    ..More research aimed at studying this complication is required to better understand risk factors for POI after loop ileostomy closure. ..
  2. Filion K, Agarwal S, Ballantyne C, Eberg M, Hoogeveen R, Huxley R, et al. High-sensitivity cardiac troponin T and the risk of incident atrial fibrillation: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. Am Heart J. 2015;169:31-8.e3 pubmed publisher
    ..756 vs 0.758) or improve risk stratification (net reclassification improvement 0.4%, 95% CI -1.4% to 2.3%). High-sensitivity cTnT level is associated with an increased incidence rate of AF but did not improve risk stratification. ..
  3. Tremblay M, Pluye P, Gore G, Granikov V, Filion K, Eisenberg M. Regulation profiles of e-cigarettes in the United States: a critical review with qualitative synthesis. BMC Med. 2015;13:130 pubmed publisher
    ..There is greater consensus surrounding youth protection (access by minors and/or use by minors, and/or use in limited venues), with little consensus on multi-level regulations, including comprehensive use bans in public spaces. ..
  4. Grandi S, Reynier P, Platt R, Basso O, Filion K. The timing of onset of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and the risk of incident hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Int J Cardiol. 2018;270:273-275 pubmed publisher
    ..90, 95% CI 0.50, 1.62 and HR 1.06, 95% CI 0.87, 1.28, respectively). HDP in at least one pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of subsequent CVD or hypertension, irrespective of time of diagnosis. ..
  5. Vincent S, Eberg M, Eisenberg M, Filion K. Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials Comparing the Long-Term Outcomes of Carotid Artery Stenting Versus Endarterectomy. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015;8:S99-108 pubmed publisher
  6. Grandi S, Eisenberg M, Joseph L, O Loughlin J, Paradis G, Filion K. Cessation treatment adherence and smoking abstinence in patients after acute myocardial infarction. Am Heart J. 2016;173:35-40 pubmed publisher
    ..2-17.6). Adherence to study medication, regardless of assigned treatment, is associated with a substantial increase in abstinence. Patients who are motivated to quit smoking should be targeted for smoking cessation treatment after MI. ..
  7. Puckrin R, Saltiel M, Reynier P, Azoulay L, Yu O, Filion K. SGLT-2 inhibitors and the risk of infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Acta Diabetol. 2018;55:503-514 pubmed publisher
    ..SGLT-2 inhibitors are associated with an increased risk of genital tract infections. Although there is no association overall between SGLT-2 inhibitors and UTI, higher doses of dapagliflozin are associated with an increased risk. ..
  8. Suissa K, Larivière J, Eisenberg M, Eberg M, Gore G, Grad R, et al. Efficacy and Safety of Smoking Cessation Interventions in Patients With Cardiovascular Disease: A Network Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017;10: pubmed publisher
    ..05; 95% CI, 0.78-1.43). Our meta-analysis suggests varenicline and bupropion, as well as individual and telephone counseling, are efficacious for smoking cessation in CVD patients. ..
  9. Secrest M, Udell J, Filion K. The cardiovascular safety trials of DPP-4 inhibitors, GLP-1 agonists, and SGLT2 inhibitors. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2017;27:194-202 pubmed publisher

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  1. Larivée N, Suissa S, Coulombe J, Tagalakis V, Filion K. Drospirenone-Containing Oral Contraceptive Pills and the Risk of Venous Thromboembolism: An Assessment of Risk in First-Time Users and Restarters. Drug Saf. 2017;40:583-596 pubmed publisher
    ..While left truncation of healthcare databases is a concern for the identification of first-time users, the use of a more explicit cohort of restarters suggests a doubling of VTE risk with drospirenone-containing COCs. ..
  2. Moresoli P, Habib B, Reynier P, Secrest M, Eisenberg M, Filion K. Carotid Stenting Versus Endarterectomy for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Stroke. 2017;48:2150-2157 pubmed publisher