Tag: "statins" at medical news
Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's
...Alzheimers disease, likens the new approach to how statins
help people with heart disease. Statins lower excess cholesterol in the bloodstream before the cholesterol can glom onto a blood vessel and cause problems with blood flow; in the same way, LRP-IV lowers amyloid-beta and indirectly lowers levels of am...
Preventive treatments in elderly people needs rethinking
...life, they argue. For example, preventive use of statins
shows no overall benefit in elderly people as cardiovascular mortality and morbidity are replaced by cancer. Is it possible, they ask, that by introducing preventive treatments in the elderly aimed at reducing the risk of a particular cause of dea...
Metabolic study in mice could lead to 'good cholesterol' boosters
... the body. Existing LDL-C-lowering drugs such as statins
can reduce the risk of heart attack by 20 to 35 percent, Jin said. However, treatment methods that would simultaneously lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol have the potential to work even better. Indeed, researchers believe that incre...
Decision aid for diabetes
...onsidering using cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins
to reduce their cardiovascular risk. Citation: Montori VM, Breslin M, Maleska M, Weymiller AJ (2007) Creating a conversation: Insights from the development of a decision aid. PLoS Med 4(8): e233. IN YOUR ARTICLE, PLEASE LINK TO THIS URL, WHICH WILL P...
Statin drugs may delay progressive artery damage in children
... studies had demonstrated the short-term safety of statins
in FH children. But none of them had followed patients for more than 48 weeks. Researchers enrolled 214 children between ages 8 and 18 into the single-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study at the Academic Medical Centre. Partic...
6 out of 10 doctors aren't frustrated that patients can't lower cholesterol
...inland were least happy (48%). Prescribing statins
(cholesterol lowering drugs) and recommending life...5%) were most likely to recommend a combination of statins
and lifestyle changes, with doctors in Finland (31%) and France (36%) least likely to adopt this app...
Split the difference: Pill-splitting study looks at cost-saving step that could be used by millions
...ings cannot. Cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins
are among the most widely-used classes of medicine...-pocket costs affected patients adherence to their statins
over the six-month study period, the survey at the end of the study showed a clear desire among most...
MU researchers find mechanisms that may unlock answers to Alzheimer's disease
...h cholesterol. Woods previous research showed that statins
have other beneficial effects in addition to lowering cholesterol. His study will test if the drugs also combat the ill effects of A-beta and limit the progression of Alzheimers disease. Findings from the research program have been published in the...
Bias in statin trials, failure to control malaria, and more
...icle published in PLoS Medicine. There are several statins
now on the market and many research trials have co...ship available for randomized controlled trials of statins
was strongly linked to the results and conclusions of those studies, even when other factors were ta...
Statin use linked with decreased prostate cancer mortality rates, lower PSA levels
...ery 10 mg/dl decrease in LDL. Results suggest that statins
influence prostate biology a factor that should be explored further to examine the significance that statin medications may have on prostate cancer detection. This abstract will be presented during Podium Session 16 on May 20 starting at 1:00 p.m....
Could statins be a new option for hepatitis C patients?
...ept that hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients who take statins
may experience improvements in alanine transaminase (ALT, liver enzymes) levels. Use of statins
for hepatitis C has not occurred in the past as the FDA-approved package insert for every statin lis...
Reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors when discontinuing hormone replacement therapy
...s increased use of pharmacological agents, such as statins
and aspirin; however, both are associated with side effects. Based on the findings of the current investigation, special attention should be paid to encouraging lifestyle strategies that are likely to impart more benefit and less risk than drug thera...
One pill may be better than two for treating patients with high blood pressure
...ame Lipitor) is in a class of medications known as statins
or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. It lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood. A single tablet combination of amlodipine/atorvastatin is available as Caduet....
Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce risk of stroke, heart attack
...ter one month on cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins
reduced their risk of stroke and heart attack, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurologys 59th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 28 May 5, 2007. The study enrolled 4,731 people within one to six months of havi...
Anti-fungal drug stops blood vessel growth
... screening test did show that cholesterol-lowering statins
also appear to stop blood vessel growth, Liu says, so there is likely some important connection between cholesterol and angiogenesis. While the researchers still must tease out exactly how itraconazole works to stop vessel growth, and test it in a...
Are higher doses of cholesterol drugs worth the extra money? Only sometimes, study says
...e patients are taking higher doses of drugs called statins
leading to lower heart and stroke risk, but highe...otecting benefit, and the higher cost of high-dose statins
may provide only marginal benefit at much greater cost, especially if they use generic statins. Th...
Statins linked to lower risk of infection
...d not necessarily ask their doctors to put them on statins
until more studies are done to verify their findin... 10 years, dividing the subjects into those taking statins
and those not. Those taking statins
had a 41 in a 1,000 chance of being hospitalized for sepsis, w...
Crestor effective at halting early atherosclerosis
...is the newest member of a family of drugs known as statins
that work to lower levels of cholesterol and other fats in the blood. Other statins
have been tested with similar results in patients who've already had a heart attack or who had hig...
Health providers could save billions without compromising health care says drug study
...n this study, the decision to switch to lower cost statins
was underpinned by rational and clinically defensible evidence....
Telomere length may predict risk of coronary heart disease in middle-aged men
...length on the risk of heart disease in patients on statins
versus those on placebo. They found that in placebo-treated patients, the risk of coronary heart disease was almost double in those with short telomeres when compared with those with relatively long telomeres. By contrast, in patients receiving st...
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