HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Study suggests statins can prevent sepsis in people with cardiovascular disease

Statins--the drugs used to lower cholesterol--may also reduce the risk of sepsis in patients with cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online today (Wednesday January 25, 2006) by The Lancet.

Sepsis is a serious medical condition that results from an overwhelming infection. People with cardiovascular disease have an increased risk of sepsis. When severe, sepsis can lead to multiple organ dysfunction including heart, lung, and kidney failure. Findings from animal studies suggest that statins might prevent sepsis but the effect in man has been unclear until now.

Donald Redelmeier (Sunnybrook & Women's Hospital, Ontario, Canada) andcolleagues' analysed data from over 69,000 people, aged over 65 years, with cardiovascular disease. The study group were all patients who had been hospitalised for acute coronary syndrome, stroke, or revascularisation; half had been prescribed statins after being discharged and half had not.

The data showed that after 2-years, 551 patients were admitted to hospital for sepsis in the statin group and 667 patients in the control group. This corresponds to a 19% reduction in the relative risk of sepsis for those taking statins. The authors call for randomised trials to test statins for the prevention of sepsis.

Dr Redelmeier states: "The use of statins in patients with atherosclerosis was associated with a significantly reduced risk of sepsis, including severe sepsis and fatal sepsis."

See also accompanying Comment.


'"/>

Contact: Joe Santangelo
j.santangelo@elsevier.com
212-633-3810
Lancet
24-Jan-2006


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
2. Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
3. Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinsons symptoms
4. Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children
5. Study suggests nonpharmaceutical interventions may be helpful in severe influenza outbreaks
6. Study shows radiofrequency ablation highly effective in treating kidney tumors
7. Study says normal but out-of-control enzyme may be culprit that signals some cells to become cancer
8. Study finds HIV protease inhibitor drugs may adversely affect the scaffolding of the cell nucleus
9. Study outlines how stroke, head injury can increase risk of Alzheimers disease
10. Study identifies new regulator of fat metabolism
11. Study shows Diachrome improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... US Sports Camps ... in Dover, NH to direct high-performance kids yoga training. ChildLight Yoga Studio is centrally ... one hour from Boston. , ChildLight Yoga Studio founder Lisa Flynn expresses her excitement, ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Boar’s Head Brand®, one of the nation’s leading ... Big Game. Take the stress out of your party preparation – follow these easy, ... every stage of the game. , “The key to hosting a successful game-day party ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... of CitiDent, announces that it is now welcoming orthodontist, Dr. Amanda Cheng, ... offers a complete range of oral health care, including general dentistry, cosmetic treatments, ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... On June 9-10, Las Vegas ... medical education (CME) event presented by the Association for Comprehensive Care in Rare ... ACCORD, whose mission is to provide education, tools, and resources to primary care ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... When one is tired of trying to cram belongings into spare ... reasons to rent a storage unit, but before hastily spending money on a unit, take ... need more space. But what one is often not told when utilizing these services are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... , Feb. 5, 2016 Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Chairman and CEO, will be presenting at Source Capital Group,s ... York, NY at 2:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday, ... Immunotherapy Panel discussion taking place at 3:15 p.m. ET. ... approximately one hour after the conclusion of the live event. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 2016  Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ... underwritten secondary offering of 11,027,558 shares of its common ... of Blackstone and Goldman Sachs.  The shares are being ... $96.45 per share. The selling stockholders will receive all ... nor any of its directors, officers or other stockholders ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 4, 2016 France , ... , UK, and Israel ). It includes a 10-year ... 3 GD, segmented by age and sex in these markets. GD epidemiology ... Report is in-depth, high quality, transparent and market-driven, providing expert analysis of ... Germany , Italy , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: