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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903216/treatment-and-response-to-statins-gender-related-differences
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Raparelli Valeria, Pannitteri Gaetano, Todisco Tommaso, Toriello Filippo, Napoleone Laura, Manfredini Roberto, Basili Stefania
Response to drug administration is a primary determinant for treatment success. Sex and gender disparities play a role in determining the efficacy and safety of the most common used medications suggesting the need for a sex-tailored approach in prescription. Statins are a cost-effective strategy for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention. While statins are similarly effective in secondary CVD prevention, some concerns raised by conflicting data reported in primary CVD prevention clinical trials. The small representation of women in clinical trials and the fewer rates of events due to the lower female baseline CVD risk may have conditioned contradictory meta-analysis findings...
November 17, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881912/assessing-the-feasibility-and-quality-of-shared-decision-making-in-china-evaluating-a-clinical-encounter-intervention-for-chinese-patients
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Rongchong Huang, Xiantao Song, Jian Wu, Wei Huang, Aaron L Leppin, Michael R Gionfriddo, Yongxian Liu, Kasey R Boehmer, Henry H Ting, Victor M Montori
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using the Statin Choice decision aid to have discussions about starting a statin medication for cardiovascular risk reduction in Chinese patients with stable coronary artery diseases. METHODS: A prospective, pilot study of the Statin Choice decision aid in two teaching hospitals in Northern China was conducted. A total of seven clinicians were enrolled and underwent a 12-hour, group-based, in-person training on shared decision making (SDM) and the Statin Choice decision aid...
2016: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864383/use-of-pharmacogenetic-information-in-the-treatment-of-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Kevin Friede, Josephine Li, Deepak Voora
BACKGROUND: In 1964, Robert A. O'Reilly's research group identified members of a family who required remarkably high warfarin doses (up to 145 mg/day, 20 times the average dose) to achieve appropriate anticoagulation. Since this time, pharmacogenetics has become a mainstay of cardiovascular science, and genetic variants have been implicated in several fundamental classes of medications used in cardiovascular medicine. CONTENT: In this review, we discuss genetic variants that affect drug response to 3 classes of cardiovascular drugs: statins, platelet P2Y12 inhibitors, and anticoagulants...
November 18, 2016: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864247/impact-of-a-pharmacist-delivered-discharge-and-follow-up-intervention-for-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-qatar-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Amani Zidan, Ahmed Awaisu, Nadir Kheir, Ziyad Mahfoud, Rasha Kaddoura, Sumaya AlYafei, Maguy Saffouh El Hajj
INTRODUCTION: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Secondary cardiovascular risk reduction therapy (consisting of an aspirin, a β-blocker, an ACE inhibitor or an angiotensin II receptor blocker and a statin) is needed for all patients with ACS. Less than 80% of patients with ACS in Qatar use this combination after discharge. This study is aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of clinical pharmacist-delivered intervention at discharge and tailored follow-up postdischarge on decreasing hospital readmissions, emergency department (ED) visits and mortality among patients with ACS...
November 18, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855628/treatment-and-response-to-statins-gender-related-differences
#5
Raparelli Valeria, Pannitteri Gaetano, Todisco Tommaso, Toriello Filippo, Napoleone Laura, Manfredini Roberto, Basili Stefania
Response to drug administration is a primary determinant for treatment success. Sex and gender disparities play a role in determining the efficacy and safety of the most common used medications suggesting the need for a sex-tailored approach in prescription. Statins are a cost-effective strategy for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention. While statins are similarly effective in secondary CVD prevention, some concerns raised by conflicting data reported in primary CVD prevention clinical trials. The small representation of women in clinical trials and the fewer rates of events due to the lower female baseline CVD risk may have conditioned contradictory meta-analysis findings...
November 17, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829968/does-hospitalist-directed-care-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-improve-adherence-to-get-with-the-guidelines
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Ameer E Hassan, Stephanie E Ossowski, Ahmed A Malik, Christina Sanchez, Erlinda Abantao, Olive Sanchez, Wondwossen G Tekle, Adnan I Qureshi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hospitalist directed care is associated with improved outcomes in several medical conditions. The hospitalist effect has not been studied in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients. We compare length of stay (LOS), outcome, and adherence to "Get with the Guidelines" (GWTG) stroke quality measures among AIS patients admitted under a hospitalist with three other specialties (internist, family practice, or specialist). METHODS: We collected demographics, risk factors and discharge outcomes (modified Rankin Scale (mRS)) for consecutive AIS patients over 4-year period (2010-2014)...
October 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826756/characteristics-associated-with-nonadherence-to-medications-for-hypertension-diabetes-and-dyslipidemia-among-breast-cancer-survivors
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Gregory S Calip, Joann G Elmore, Denise M Boudreau
OBJECTIVE: Comorbidity among breast cancer survivors is prevalent, and adherence to medication management of comorbidities may be important for both chronic disease and cancer-related outcomes. Our objective was to determine characteristics associated with nonadherence to common chronic medications among breast cancer survivors. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 4216 women in an integrated care system diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer between 1990 and 2008 and alive without recurrence or second primary breast cancer in the second-year following diagnosis...
November 8, 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825313/using-pharmacists-to-improve-risk-stratification-and-management-of-stage-3a-chronic-kidney-disease-a-feasibility-study
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Alex R Chang, Michael Evans, Christina Yule, Larissa Bohn, Amanda Young, Meredith Lewis, Elisabeth Graboski, Bethany Gerdy, William Ehmann, Jonathan Brady, Leah Lawrence, Natacha Antunes, Jamie Green, Susan Snyder, H Lester Kirchner, Morgan Grams, Robert Perkins
BACKGROUND: Measurement of albuminuria to stratify risk in chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not done universally in the primary care setting despite recommendation in KDIGO (Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes) guidelines. Pharmacist medication therapy management (MTM) may be helpful in improving CKD risk stratification and management. METHODS: We conducted a pragmatic, cluster-randomized trial using seven primary care clinic sites in the Geisinger Health System to evaluate the feasibility of pharmacist MTM in patients with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) 45-59 ml/min/1...
November 8, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819152/blood-pressure-and-lipid-target-adherence-in-korean-patients-receiving-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockers-statin-regimens
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Hyun-Jin Kim, Eugene Kim, Kyoung-Bok Min, Jin-Young Min
OBJECTIVES: Hypertension and dyslipidemia are important cardiovascular risk factors. Simultaneously controlling blood pressure (BP) and lipid levels is effective in preventing cardiovascular events and premature death. This study investigated the association between adherence to angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB)/statin regimens and BP or low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) target attainment in Korean patients with concomitant hypertension and dyslipidemia. METHODS: In this retrospective, multicenter study, we collected case report forms (CRFs) of hypertensive patients with concomitant dyslipidemia who were prescribed an ARB/statin regimen between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015 from 51 outpatient clinics...
December 2, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798247/rechallenging-statin-therapy-in-veterans-with-statin-induced-myopathy-post-vitamin-d-replenishment
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Jenny H Kang, Quynh-Nhu Nguyen, Juleann Mutka, Quang A Le
BACKGROUND: Statins are the primary class of medications used to lower cholesterol and reduce risks for coronary heart disease. However, statin muscular adverse effects are one of the main reasons for statin nonadherence and a barrier to cardiovascular risk reduction. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of our study was to examine the effect of replenishing vitamin D on statin-induced myopathy in veteran patients who failed to maintain statin therapy in a pharmacist-run ambulatory care setting...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783554/is-the-currently-used-prescription-adjudication-date-a-good-proxy-for-calculating-medication-refill-adherence
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Corey A Lester, Kevin A Look, Michelle A Chui
BACKGROUND: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adopted the proportion of days covered (PDC) calculation for use in their Five-Star Quality Rating System for Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans. This calculation uses the prescription adjudication date (i.e., date the prescription is billed to the benefits manager by a pharmacy) as a proxy for medication adherence. Adherence programs, such as automatic refill programs, have become commonplace in community pharmacy and have been identified by industry leaders as interfering with the ability to accurately measure adherence using PDC...
November 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779436/observational-prospective-study-to-estimate-the-rates-of-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-pci-with-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-who-take-statins-follow-up-optima-ii
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Yu Karpov, N Logunova, D Tomilova, V Buza, Yu Khomitskaya
OBJECTIVE: The OPTIMA II study sought to evaluate rates of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) during the long-term follow-up of chronic statin users who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with implantation of a drug-eluting stent (DES). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: OPTIMA II was a non-interventional, observational study conducted at a single center in the Russian Federation. Included patients were aged ≥18 years with stable angina who had received long-term (≥1 month) statin therapy prior to elective PCI with DES implantation and who had participated in the original OPTIMA study...
October 25, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754010/sp-03-1-polypill-strategy-to-improved-adherence
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Dorairaj Prabhakaran
Among individuals with established CVD, multiple medications (aspirin, blood pressure lowering drugs and statins) are required to manage CVD and it is well established that non adherence to prescribed treatments is substantial in the long term. Such discontinuation of CV-preventive medications and low adherence rates has been shown to affect the success of CVD prevention efforts. In low- and middle income countries only less than 20% patients receive recommended therapy for CVD prevention, but even in high-income countries treatment coverage in the community is only about 50% in those with heart disease and 35% in those with stroke...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750108/drug-treatment-and-adherence-of-subjects-40-years-with-diagnosis-of-heterozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Manuela Casula, Lorenza Scotti, Elena Tragni, Luca Merlino, Giovanni Corrao, Alberico L Catapano
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We aimed at describing the therapeutic approach in young adult patients diagnosed with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) and their adherence and persistence to treatment. METHODS: From regional administrative databases, individuals aged ≤40 years, who received exemption for HeFH between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2011, and concomitantly started statin treatment, were identified. Within the first year of treatment, we evaluated therapeutic changes, adherence as MPR (medication possession ratio), persistence as continuous drug coverage without gaps ≥60 days, and influencing factors using log binomial models...
October 12, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738515/health-system-barriers-and-facilitators-to-medication-adherence-for-the-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-a-systematic-review
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Amitava Banerjee, Shweta Khandelwal, Lavanya Nambiar, Malvika Saxena, Victoria Peck, Mohammed Moniruzzaman, Jose Rocha Faria Neto, Katherine Curi Quinto, Andrew Smyth, Darryl Leong, José Pablo Werba
BACKGROUND: Secondary prevention is cost-effective for cardiovascular disease (CVD), but uptake is suboptimal. Understanding barriers and facilitators to adherence to secondary prevention for CVD at multiple health system levels may inform policy. OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic review of barriers and facilitators to adherence/persistence to secondary CVD prevention medications at health system level. METHODS: Included studies reported effects of health system level factors on adherence/persistence to secondary prevention medications for CVD (coronary artery or cerebrovascular disease)...
2016: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734640/demographic-assessment-and-evaluation-of-degree-of-lipid-control-in-high-risk-indian-dyslipidemia-patients-diverse-study
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Naresh Malhotra, M K Keshan, Avinash Agarwal, R Anil Kumar, Abhijit Trailokya, Kalpesh Dalvi, Suhas Talele
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD's) are the major cause of morbidity and mortality in both developed and developing countries. Many clinical trials have demonstrated that low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering, reduces the incidence of coronary and cerebrovascular events across a broad spectrum of patients at risk. Guidelines for the management of patients at risk have been established in Europe and North America. The guidelines have advocated progressively lower LDL-C targets and more aggressive use of statin therapy...
April 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696318/statin-adherence-does-gender-matter
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Karen M Goldstein, Leah L Zullig, Lori A Bastian, Hayden B Bosworth
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be the leading cause of death for men and women in the USA. Statins have contributed significantly to noted declines in cardiovascular-related mortality in the last decade; however, the benefit of statins is inequitable across genders. Women continue to be less likely to take statins and to meet target LDL goals than men. As a possible contributing factor to this disparity, we explore the evidence for gender-based differences in provision of, and adherence to statins...
November 2016: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677773/patient-centered-interventions-to-improve-adherence-to-statins-a-narrative-synthesis-of-systematically-identified-studies
#18
Magnus Jörntén-Karlsson, Stéphane Pintat, Michael Molloy-Bland, Staffan Berg, Matti Ahlqvist
Poor adherence to statins increases cardiovascular disease risk. We systematically identified 32 controlled studies that assessed patient-centered interventions designed to improve statin adherence. The limited number of studies and variation in study characteristics precluded strict quality criteria or meta-analysis. Cognitive education or behavioural counselling delivered face-to-face multiple times consistently improved statin adherence compared with control groups (7/8 and 3/3 studies, respectively). None of four studies using medication reminders and/or adherence feedback alone reported significantly improved statin adherence...
October 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664074/an-integrated-general-practice-and-pharmacy-based-intervention-to-promote-the-use-of-appropriate-preventive-medications-among-individuals-at-high-cardiovascular-disease-risk-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Adina Hayek, Rohina Joshi, Tim Usherwood, Ruth Webster, Baldeep Kaur, Bandana Saini, Carol Armour, Ines Krass, Tracey-Lea Laba, Christopher Reid, Louise Shiel, Charlotte Hespe, Fred Hersch, Stephen Jan, Serigne Lo, David Peiris, Anthony Rodgers, Anushka Patel
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are responsible for significant morbidity, premature mortality, and economic burden. Despite established evidence that supports the use of preventive medications among patients at high CVD risk, treatment gaps remain. Building on prior evidence and a theoretical framework, a complex intervention has been designed to address these gaps among high-risk, under-treated patients in the Australian primary care setting. This intervention comprises a general practice quality improvement tool incorporating clinical decision support and audit/feedback capabilities; availability of a range of CVD polypills (fixed-dose combinations of two blood pressure lowering agents, a statin ± aspirin) for prescription when appropriate; and access to a pharmacy-based program to support long-term medication adherence and lifestyle modification...
2016: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662221/cost-benefit-of-appointment-based-medication-synchronization-in-community-pharmacies
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Julie A Patterson, David A Holdford, Kunai Saxena
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cost-benefit of appointment-based medication synchronization (ABMS) offered in community pharmacies for patients taking chronic medications to prevent negative outcomes associated with hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes. STUDY DESIGN: Decision-tree analysis based on published literature and publicly available data. METHODS: Program benefits were based on linking published findings of improvements in medication adherence due to the implementation of an ABMS program to a claims-based study of disease-related medical costs associated with different levels of adherence...
September 2016: American Journal of Managed Care
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