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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29925999/high-baseline-lipoprotein-a-level-as-a-risk-factor-for-coronary-artery-calcification-progression-sub-analysis-of-a-prospective-multicenter-trial
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Jun Ida, Kazuhiko Kotani, Toru Miyoshi, Kazufumi Nakamura, Kunihisa Kohno, Hirohiko Asonuma, Satoru Sakuragi, Masayuki Doi, Takashi Miki, Yasushi Koyama, Hiroshi Ito
Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), is a low-density lipoprotein-like particle largely independent of known risk factors for, and predictive of, cardiovascular disease (CVD). We investigated the association between baseline Lp(a) levels and the progression of coronary artery calcification (CAC) in patients with hypercholesterolemia undergoing statin therapy. This study was a sub-analysis of a multicenter prospective study that evaluated the annual progression of CAC under intensive and standard pitavastatin treatment with or without eicosapentaenoic acid in patients with an Agatston score of 1 to 999, and hypercholesterolemia treated with statins...
June 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29804227/benefits-and-risks-of-statin-therapy-in-the-hiv-infected-population
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REVIEW
Mosepele Mosepele, Onkabetse J Molefe-Baikai, Steven K Grinspoon, Virginia A Triant
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: HIV-infected patients face an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), estimated at 1.5- to 2-fold as compared to HIV-uninfected persons. This review provides a recent (within preceding 5 years) summary of the role of statin therapy and associated role in CVD risk reduction among HIV-infected patients on anti-retroviral therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Statins remain the preferred agents for reducing risk for CVD among HIV-infected populations based on guidance extrapolated from general population (HIV-uninfected) cholesterol treatment guidelines across different settings globally...
May 26, 2018: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735587/high-dose-versus-low-dose-pitavastatin-in-japanese-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-real-cad-a-randomized-superiority-trial
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Isao Taguchi, Satoshi Iimuro, Hiroshi Iwata, Hiroaki Takashima, Mitsuru Abe, Eisuke Amiya, Takanori Ogawa, Yukio Ozaki, Ichiro Sakuma, Yoshihisa Nakagawa, Kiyoshi Hibi, Takafumi Hiro, Yoshihiro Fukumoto, Seiji Hokimoto, Katsumi Miyauchi, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Hiroshi Ito, Yutaka Otsuji, Kazuo Kimura, Jun Takahashi, Atsushi Hirayama, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Kazuo Kitagawa, Takao Urabe, Yasushi Okada, Yasuo Terayama, Kazunori Toyoda, Takehiko Nagao, Masayasu Matsumoto, Yasuo Ohashi, Tetsuji Kaneko, Retsu Fujita, Hiroshi Ohtsu, Hisao Ogawa, Hiroyuki Daida, Hiroaki Shimokawa, Yasushi Saito, Takeshi Kimura, Teruo Inoue, Masunori Matsuzaki, Ryozo Nagai
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines call for high-intensity statin therapy in patients with cardiovascular disease on the basis of several previous "more versus less statins" trials. However, no clear evidence for more versus less statins has been established in an Asian population. METHODS: In this prospective, multicenter, randomized, open-label, blinded end point study, 13 054 Japanese patients with stable coronary artery disease who achieved low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) <120 mg/dL during a run-in period (pitavastatin 1 mg/d) were randomized in a 1-to-1 fashion to high-dose (pitavastatin 4 mg/d; n=6526) or low-dose (pitavastatin 1 mg/d; n=6528) statin therapy...
May 8, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733433/statin-therapy-on-glycemic-control-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-network-meta-analysis
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J Y Cui, R R Zhou, S Han, T S Wang, L Q Wang, X H Xie
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Statins are the cornerstone of primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and are effective for the prevention of vascular events in diabetic patients. Diabetes mellitus is an important risk factor for CVDs .The majority of patients with diabetes mellitus benefits from statin therapy. According to the recent clinical guidelines of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, moderate-intensity or high-intensity statin therapy should be used as the primary prevention for individuals with diabetes mellitus, aged between 40 and 75 years and with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) from 70 to 189 mg/dL...
August 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515050/assessing-impact-of-high-dose-pitavastatin-on-carotid-artery-elasticity-with-speckle-tracking-strain-imaging
#5
Chee Hae Kim, Shuang Wang, Jun-Bean Park, Keun-Hwa Jung, Yeonyee E Yoon, Seung-Pyo Lee, Hyung-Kwan Kim, Yong-Jin Kim, Goo-Yeong Cho, Dae-Won Sohn
AIM: Speckle-tracking imaging has been introduced for the precise assessment of vessel mechanics. However, there are no data on the role of this imaging tool in assessing the changes in vasculature with statin therapy, which is known to enhance vascular elasticity. METHODS: This study was a prospective study including 48 statin-naïve patients (age, 58.2±8.4 years; 29.2% male) with hypercholesterolemia. Circumferential carotid artery strain (CAS) and stiffness index (β2 ) were measured using speckle-tracking imaging before and after 3 months of high-dose pitavastatin treatment (4 mg daily)...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334477/improvement-of-endothelial-function-by-pitavastatin-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Niki Katsiki, Željko Reiner, Eugenia Tedeschi Reiner, Khalid Al-Rasadi, Matteo Pirro, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Amirhossein Sahebkar
OBJECTIVE: Dyslipidemia is commonly associated with endothelial dysfunction and increased cardiovascular risk. Pitavastatin has been shown to reduce total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, to increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol and improve HDL function. Furthermore, several trials explored its effects on flow-mediated dilation (FMD), as an index of endothelial function. The authors evaluated the effect of pitavastatin therapy on FMD. METHODS: The authors performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of all clinical trials exploring the impact of pitavastatin on FMD...
February 2018: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078817/long-term-effects-of-high-dose-pitavastatin-on-diabetogenicity-in-comparison-with-atorvastatin-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome-less-dm-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jun-Bean Park, Ji-Hyun Jung, Yeonyee E Yoon, Hack-Lyong Kim, Seung-Pyo Lee, Hyung-Kwan Kim, Yong-Jin Kim, Goo-Yeong Cho, Dae-Won Sohn
BACKGROUND: The diabetogenic action of statins remains a concern, particularly in patients at high risk for diabetes receiving intensive statin therapy. Despite the risk of diabetes with statin use being considered a potential class effect, recent studies have suggested that pitavastatin exerts neutral or favorable effects on diabetogenicity. However, no randomized trial has compared the long-term effects of pitavastatin with those of other statins on glycemic control in populations at high risk for diabetes...
October 27, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952472/-cardiovascular-prevention-and-pitavastatin
#8
Meral Kayıkçıoğlu
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) represent the most effective class of LDL lowering drugs with an overall positive safety and tolerability profile. They have also consistent benefit in terms of reduced cardiovascular (CV) events in both primary and secondary prevention. Pitavastatin is a new member of the statin class. This review provides a current overview of pravastatin's role in CV risk reduction. In brief pitatastatin has pleitrophic effects as the other statins. It has been shown that it reduces plaque atheroma volume in acute coranary settings...
April 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952471/-efficacy-of-pitavastatin-on-hdl-cholesterol
#9
Lale Tokgözoğlu
Epidemiological studies have shown that low HDL predicts cardiovascular risk just as much as elevated LDL cholesterol levels. However, today we know that HDL functionality is more important than HDL levels. As a group effect, statins increase HDL levels. They are also thought to increase functional HDL. Pitavastatin is a new statin with a different structure, shown to increase HDL levels more than other statins as well as functionality. Studies have shown that plaque regression occurs with pitavastatin. These findings provide the expectation that it will also decrease cardiovascular events...
April 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919704/secondary-prevention-of-major-cerebrovascular-events-with-seven-different-statins-a-multi-treatment-meta-analysis
#10
REVIEW
Ping Zhong, Danhong Wu, Xiaofei Ye, Ying Wu, Tuming Li, Shuwen Tong, Xueyuan Liu
BACKGROUND: Statins have been recommended for the use in atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases, but different statins have distinct pharmacological characteristics. This multi-treatment meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the efficacy of seven statins in the secondary prevention of major cerebrovascular events (CVEs). METHODS AND ANALYSES: The PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched to identify studies published between January 1, 2011, and June 30, 2016...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863874/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-eicosapentaenoic-acid-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-on-statins
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Tetsu Watanabe, Kaoru Ando, Hyuma Daidoji, Yoichiro Otaki, Shigeo Sugawara, Motoyuki Matsui, Eiichiro Ikeno, Osamu Hirono, Hiroshi Miyawaki, Yoshinori Yashiro, Satoshi Nishiyama, Takanori Arimoto, Hiroki Takahashi, Tetsuro Shishido, Takehiko Miyashita, Takuya Miyamoto, Isao Kubota
BACKGROUND: There is a residual risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) despite intensive statin therapy for secondary prevention. The aim of this study was to investigate whether coronary plaque regression and stabilization are reinforced by the addition of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) to high-dose pitavastatin (PTV). METHODS: We enrolled 193 CHD patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in six hospitals. Patients were randomly allocated to the PTV group (PTV 4mg/day, n=96) or PTV/EPA group (PTV 4mg/day and EPA 1800mg/day, n=97), and prospectively followed for 6-8 months...
December 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716185/pitavastatin-and-hdl-effects-on-plasma-levels-and-function-s
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REVIEW
Angela Pirillo, Alberico L Catapano
Low high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels represent an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease; in addition to the reduced HDL-C levels commonly observed in patients at cardiovascular risk, the presence of dysfunctional HDL, i.e. HDL with reduced atheroprotective properties, has been reported. Despite the established inverse correlation between HDL-C levels and cardiovascular risk, several clinical trials with HDL-C-increasing drugs (such as niacin, CETP inhibitors or fibrate) failed to demonstrate that a significant rise in HDL-C levels translate into a cardiovascular benefit...
July 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619533/-dyslipidemia-management-in-patients-with-high-cardiovascular-risk-in-spain-alma-study
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Xavier Pintó, Ferran Trias Vilagut, Joan Rius Taruella, Esther Mairal Sallán
OBJECTIVE: To assess the attitude of primary care (PCPs) and specialized care (SCPs) physicians towards the general set of patients with dyslipidemia, particularly those with cardiovascular risk factors. DESIGN: Observational, descriptive, multi-center study based on a survey. LOCATION: Different healthcare regions in Spain. PARTICIPANTS: 1,402 PCPs, and 596 SCPs. MAIN MEASUREMENTS: Physician's profile, routine practices in the management of patients with dyslipidemia...
January 2018: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546815/role-of-statin-drugs-for-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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REVIEW
Lisa Cassidy-Vu, Edwina Joe, Julienne K Kirk
Objective: To review the potential role and specific impact of statin drugs in women with PCOS. The evidence for this use of statins in PCOS is limited and still under further investigation. Materials and methods: A search was conducted using PubMed, DynaMed and PubMedHealth databases through October 16, 2016 using the terms polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS, hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA reductase inhibitors, hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA, statin, atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pitavastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin and simvastatin ...
December 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430910/low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-targeting-with-pitavastatin-ezetimibe-for-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-dyslipidaemia-the-hij-proper-study-a-prospective-open-label-randomized-trial
#15
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Nobuhisa Hagiwara, Erisa Kawada-Watanabe, Ryo Koyanagi, Hiroyuki Arashi, Junichi Yamaguchi, Koichi Nakao, Tetsuya Tobaru, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Toshiaki Oka, Yasuhiro Endoh, Katsumi Saito, Tatsuro Uchida, Kunihiko Matsui, Hiroshi Ogawa
Aims: To elucidate the effects of intensive LDL-C lowering treatment with a standard dose of statin and ezetimibe in patients with dyslipidaemia and high risk of coronary events, targeting LDL-C less than 70 mg/dL (1.8 mmol/L), compared with standard LDL-C lowering lipid monotherapy targeting less than 100 mg/dL (2.6 mmol/L). Methods and results: The HIJ-PROPER study is a prospective, randomized, open-label trial to assess whether intensive LDL-C lowering with standard-dose pitavastatin plus ezetimibe reduces cardiovascular events more than standard LDL-C lowering with pitavastatin monotherapy in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and dyslipidaemia...
August 1, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416195/pitavastatin-versus-pravastatin-in-adults-with-hiv-1-infection-and-dyslipidaemia-intrepid-12-week-and-52-week-results-of-a-phase-4-multicentre-randomised-double-blind-superiority-trial
#16
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Judith A Aberg, Craig A Sponseller, Douglas J Ward, Vladimir A Kryzhanovski, Stuart E Campbell, Melanie A Thompson
BACKGROUND: People living with HIV-1 infection are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease than seronegative adults. Treatment of dyslipidaemia with statins has been challenging in people with HIV because of an increased potential for drug interactions due to competing cytochrome P450 metabolism between statins and commonly used antiretroviral agents. Neither pitavastatin nor pravastatin depend on cytochrome P450 for primary metabolism. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of pitavastatin versus pravastatin in adults with HIV and dyslipidaemia...
July 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410749/efficacy-and-safety-of-k-877-a-novel-selective-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-modulator-spparm%C3%AE-in-combination-with-statin-treatment-two-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trials-in-patients-with-dyslipidaemia
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Hidenori Arai, Shizuya Yamashita, Koutaro Yokote, Eiichi Araki, Hideki Suganami, Shun Ishibashi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Substantial residual cardiovascular risks remain despite intensive statin treatment. Residual risks with high triglyceride and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol are not the primary targets of statins. K-877 (pemafibrate) demonstrated robust efficacy on triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and a good safety profile as a monotherapy. The aim of these studies was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of K-877 add-on therapy to treat residual hypertriglyceridaemia during statin treatment...
June 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130659/pitavastatin-a-review-in-hypercholesterolemia
#18
REVIEW
Sheridan M Hoy
Oral pitavastatin (Livalo® ; Livazo® ) is a competitive HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor that is available in the EU for the reduction of elevated total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels in adults with primary hypercholesterolemia and combined (mixed) dyslipidemia. In short-term, phase III or IV studies in this patient population, pitavastatin 1-4 mg once daily was generally no less effective than presumed equipotent dosages of atorvastatin and simvastatin (including in patients with type 2 diabetes or ≥2 cardiovascular risk factors) and was superior to pravastatin (including in patients aged ≥65 years) in lowering LDL-C levels...
April 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121706/greater-remnant-lipoprotein-cholesterol-reduction-with-pitavastatin-compared-with-pravastatin-in-hiv-infected-patients
#19
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Parag H Joshi, P Elliott Miller, Seth S Martin, Steven R Jones, Joseph M Massaro, Ralph B D'Agostino, Krishnaji R Kulkarni, Craig Sponseller, Peter P Toth
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in those with HIV. An emerging CVD risk factor is triglyceride-rich remnant lipoprotein cholesterol (RLP-C: the sum of intermediate-density lipoprotein and very low-density lipoprotein cholesterol). The effects of statin therapy on lipoprotein subfractions, including RLP-C, in HIV dyslipidemia are unknown. METHODS: This is a post hoc analysis of the randomized INTREPID trial (NCT 01301066) comparing pitavastatin 4 mg daily vs...
April 24, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899849/statin-therapy-review-of-safety-and-potential-side-effects
#20
REVIEW
Satish Ramkumar, Ajay Raghunath, Sudhakshini Raghunath
BACKGROUND: Hydroxymethyl glutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors, commonly called statins, are some of the most commonly prescribed medications worldwide. Evidence suggests that statin therapy has significant mortality and morbidity benefit for both primary and secondary prevention from cardiovascular disease. Nonetheless, concern has been expressed regarding the adverse effects of long term statin use. The purpose of this article was to review the current medical literature regarding the safety of statins...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
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