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Dyslipidemia, statins,

Marilene Lopes Ângelo, Fernanda de Lima Moreira, André Luís Morais Ruela, Ana Laura Araújo Santos, Hérida Regina Nunes Salgado, Magali Benjamim de Araújo
Rosuvastatin calcium (ROS), ( Figure 1 ) belongs to the "statins" group, which is the 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor. This drug is indicated for dyslipidemias treatment and can help to decrease the level of "bad cholesterol" and can consequently reduce the development of atherosclerosis and the risk of heart diseases. ROS was developed by Astra-Zeneca and it was approved in 2003 by the FDA in the United States. In 2015, under the trade name Crestor®, it was the fourth largest selling drug in the United States with sales above $5 billion...
March 13, 2018: Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry
Maria Chantal Ponziani, Ioannis Karamouzis, Chiara Mele, Luisa Chasseur, Marco Zavattaro, Marina Caputo, Maria Teresa Samà, Arianna Busti, Loredana Pagano, Luigi Castello, Paolo Marzullo, Gianluca Aimaretti, Flavia Prodam
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the risk of altered glucose levels and new-onset diabetes (NOD) associated with statins according to glucose levels at baseline in a population treated for dyslipidemia on primary prevention for >5 years. DESIGN: The retrospective study included 308 subjects (265 on statins and 43 controls on diet) with a follow-up of 5-15 years. The cohort was classified according to glucose tolerance at both baseline and follow-up. RESULTS: The cumulative incidence of NOD was 13...
October 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Cori Russell, Samip Sheth, Douglas Jacoby
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We provide an overview of our current understanding of combination lipid-lowering therapies intended for dyslipidemia treatment and cardiovascular disease prevention. First, we analyze recent statin and non-statin combination therapy guidelines and clinical studies since the publication of 2013 American College of Cardiology Cholesterol Guidelines. Second, we examine the clinical utility of non-statin agents alone and in combination in terms of LDL-C lowering and ASCVD risk reduction...
March 7, 2018: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
Michel P Hermans, Paul Valensi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to describe in diabetic patients the determinants underlying atherogenic dyslipidemia, a complex dyslipidemia defined as the coexistence of fasting hypertriglyceridemia and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level. Atherogenic dyslipidemia is often comorbid with hyperglycemia in patients with the common form of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), namely that associated with obesity, insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia and the metabolic syndrome phenotype...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
Carles Diaz-Duran, Albert Clará, Lluis Roig, Carlos Ruiz-Carmona, Meritxell Mellado, Roberto Elosua
BACKGROUND: Disease progression in the contralateral carotid artery (CA) after a carotid endarterectomy (CEA) was common in the past. Current medication regimens for these patients are better and have probably modified this progression. We evaluated the rate of disease progression in the contralateral CA over the last decade. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 291 consecutive patients undergoing a CEA between 2005 and 2014. Disease progression in the contralateral CA after CEA was determined by duplex ultrasound...
February 23, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Ming Fang, Qiaohui Qian, Zhihong Zhao, Luoning Zhu, Jinwen Su, Xinming Li
To investigate the combination of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and Low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-C as the targets for statin treatment in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This single-center, prospective, randomized study was performed in 400 patients treated with atorvastatin 40 mg/day for 1 month and then with atorvastatin 20 mg/day as maintenance. The patients were randomized to the LDL group (LDL-C target of < 2.07 mmol/L according to the Chinese dyslipidemia guidelines) and to the LDL-CRP group (LDL-C target of < 2...
February 23, 2018: International Heart Journal
Stergios Soulaidopoulos, Elena Nikiphorou, Theodoros Dimitroulas, George D Kitas
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune, inflammatory disorder associated with excess cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. A complex interplay between traditional risk factors (dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, arterial hypertension, obesity, smoking) and chronic inflammation is implicated in the development of premature atherosclerosis and consequently in the higher incidence of cardiovascular events observed in RA patients. Despite the acknowledgment of elevated cardiovascular risk among RA individuals, its management remains suboptimal...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
Gabriel Adan Araújo Leite, Marciana Sanabria, Marilia Martins Cavariani, Janete Aparecida Anselmo-Franci, Patrícia Fernanda Felipe Pinheiro, Raquel Fantin Domeniconi, Wilma De Grava Kempinas
The increase of obesity, bad eating habits and the lack of physical exercises are highly related to dyslipidemias. Rosuvastatin is a lipid-lowering drug and has been indicated to prevent cardiovascular diseases and to treat dyslipidemias due to its higher efficiency to reduce serum cholesterol concentrations. This study aimed to evaluate the reproductive adverse effects on sexual maturity due to rosuvastatin exposure in juvenile male rats during prepuberty. Three groups were randomly formed with newly weaned rats: control, whose rats received saline solution 0...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
Priska Stahel, Changting Xiao, Robert A Hegele, Gary F Lewis
Despite the effectiveness of low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-lowering strategies for the treatment of diabetic dyslipidemia, significant residual risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease remains. Residual risk might in part be explained by lipid abnormalities that go beyond LDL cholesterol elevation, collectively termed the "atherogenic dyslipidemia complex (ADC)," consisting of hypertriglyceridemia, elevated small dense LDL particles, reduced high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein particle numbers, increased remnant lipoproteins, and postprandial hyperlipidemia...
December 15, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Catherine Schairer, D Michal Freedman, Shahinaz M Gadalla, Ruth M Pfeiffer
PURPOSE: We sought to disentangle the effects of statins and other lipid-lowering drugs and the underlying dyslipidemia for which they are prescribed on breast cancer risk. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study within the linked Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End results (SEER)-Medicare data. Cases were women with invasive breast cancer aged 66 + years (N = 30,004) identified by SEER registries (years 2007-2011). Controls were women (N = 198,969) identified from a 5% random sample of Medicare recipients alive and breast cancer free in year of selection...
February 15, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Kausik K Ray, Lawrence A Leiter, Dirk Müller-Wieland, Bertrand Cariou, Helen M Colhoun, Robert R Henry, Francisco J Tinahones, Maja Bujas-Bobanovic, Catherine Domenger, Alexia Letierce, Rita Samuel, Stefano Del Prato
AIMS: Individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and mixed dyslipidaemia represent a high-risk and difficult-to-treat population. ODYSSEY DM-DYSLIPIDEMIA (NCT02642159) compared alirocumab, a proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 inhibitor, with usual care (UC) in individuals with T2DM and mixed dyslipidaemia not optimally managed by maximally-tolerated statins. MATERIALS AND METHODS: UC options (no additional lipid-lowering therapy; fenofibrate; ezetimibe; omega-3 fatty acid; nicotinic acid) were selected prior to stratified randomization to open-label alirocumab 75 mg every 2 weeks (Q2W; with increase to 150 mg Q2W at Week [W]12 if W8 non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol [non-HDL-C] was ≥2...
February 13, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
Shinichiro Ueda, Michio Shimabukuro, Osamu Arasaki, Koichi Node, Takashi Nomiyama, Takeshi Morimoto
BACKGROUND: Reduction of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is important for patients with a high risk for atherosclerotic events, such as patients with diabetes and other risk factors. Anagliptin was reported to reduce LDL-C for 12 weeks in phase III trials regardless of the use of statins, but it is uncertain whether this effect is common to other dipeptidylpeptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. METHODS: A multicenter, randomized, open-label, parallel-group trial was conducted to confirm the superiority of anagliptin to sitagliptin in terms of the primary endpoint of reduction of LDL-C for 52 weeks in patients with type 2 diabetes and atherosclerotic vascular lesions, as well as the non-inferiority of anagliptin to sitagliptin in terms of change in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)...
February 12, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
Konstantinos P Imprialos, Konstantinos Stavropoulos, Michael Doumas, Anastasia Skalkou, Ioanna Zografou, Vasilios G Athyros
Statins are commonly use for the management of dyslipidemia, worldwide. Various studies have demonstrated that statins offer significant reduction in the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, this class of drugs has been implicated in potential liver toxicity, thus has been considered as a "forbidden-drug" in patients with increased liver enzymes. Areas covered: Studies have shown that statins might offer clinical benefits in the setting of viral hepatitis, progression of cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma...
February 12, 2018: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Hugo Ribeiro Zanetti, Leonardo Roever, Alexandre Gonçalves, Elmiro Santos Resende
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This clinical update is intended to focus in relationship between HIV infection and use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and statin. RECENT FINDINGS: Though ART significantly changed the course of HIV infection, it is related to numerous side effects principally to the lipid profile. In this way, statins became one of the most used lipid-lowering therapies in this population. In our clinical update, we evaluated studies that demonstrate the relationship and molecular mechanisms that HIV infection and ART use trigger dyslipidemia and also the use of statin to reduce this condition...
February 8, 2018: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
Arritxu Etxeberria, Idoia Alcorta, Itziar Pérez, Jose Ignacio Emparanza, Elena Ruiz de Velasco, Maria Teresa Iglesias, Rafael Rotaeche
BACKGROUND: The implementation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPG) can improve patients care. To date, the impact of implementation strategies has not been evaluated in our context. This study is aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a multifaceted tailored intervention targeting clinician education for the implementation of three cardiovascular risk-related CPGs (type 2 diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia) in primary care at the Basque Health Service compared with usual implementation...
February 8, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
Andrew J Cohen, Melanie A Adamsky, Charles U Nottingham, Jaclyn Pruitt, Brittany Lapin, Chi H Wang, Sangtae Park
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether statin intake affects nephrolithiasis risk, and whether higher lipid levels correlate with stone risk. Dyslipidemia is a known independent risk factor for urolithiasis, and emerging evidence suggests common biological pathways. Previous work has suggested that statins protect against new stone formation, but these findings have not been verified by other investigators. METHODS: We queried our Institution's Electronic Data Warehouse for all patients who were newly diagnosed with hyperlipidemia between 2009 and 2011, and had never taken a statin drug...
February 5, 2018: Urology
Tymon Pol, Claes Held, Johan Westerbergh, Johan Lindbäck, John H Alexander, Marco Alings, Cetin Erol, Shinya Goto, Sigrun Halvorsen, Kurt Huber, Michael Hanna, Renato D Lopes, Witold Ruzyllo, Christopher B Granger, Ziad Hijazi
BACKGROUND: Dyslipidemia is a major risk factor for cardiovascular events. The prognostic importance of lipoproteins in patients with atrial fibrillation is not well understood. We aimed to explore the association between apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1) and B (ApoB) and cardiovascular events in patients with atrial fibrillation receiving oral anticoagulation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using data from the ARISTOTLE (Apixaban for Reduction in Stroke and Other Thromboembolic Events in Atrial Fibrillation) trial, ApoA1 and ApoB plasma levels were measured at baseline in 14 884 atrial fibrillation patients...
February 1, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
Niki Katsiki, Athanasios D Giannoukas, Vasilios G Athyros, Dimitri P Mikhailidis
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is characterized by increased cardiovascular (CV) risk, limb morbidity and all-cause mortality. According to the current guidelines (2016) of the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology on the management of PAD patients, statin therapy is recommended for PAD patients in order to treat dyslipidemia and reduce CV risk. The present narrative review discusses the use of statins and other lipid-lowering drugs such as ezetimibe, fibrates, niacin, anacetrapib and proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors in PAD patients in terms of both CV and limb outcomes...
January 31, 2018: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
Lorraine E Levitt Katz, Fida Bacha, Samuel S Gidding, Ruth S Weinstock, Laure El Ghormli, Ingrid Libman, Kristen J Nadeau, Kristin Porter, Santica Marcovina
OBJECTIVES: Data regarding atherogenic dyslipidemia and the inflammation profile in youth with type 2 diabetes is limited and the effect of insulin therapy on these variables has not previously been studied in youth. We determined the impact of insulin therapy on lipid and inflammatory markers in youth with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes. STUDY DESIGN: In the Treatment Options for type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) multicenter trial, 285 participants failed to sustain glycemic control on randomized treatment (primary outcome, glycated hemoglobin A1c [HbA1c] at ≥8% for 6 months); 363 maintained glycemic control (never reached primary outcome)...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
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Xuezhikang, a Chinese traditional medicine, contains natural statin and is effective on dyslipidemia by inhibiting cholesterol synthesis. Xuezhikang therapy for 8 weeks in patients with hyperlipidemia reduced total cholesterol (TC) by 23%, low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) by 28.5% and triglyceride(TG) by 36.5%, and increased high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) by 19.6%, respectively. Data from China Coronary Secondary Prevention Study (CCSPS) showed that treatment with Xuezhikang lowered the risks of major coronary events, death from coronary heart disease, and all cause death in patients with myocardial infarction, indicating that Xuezhikang can be used in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease...
February 1, 2018: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
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