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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716519/cost-effectiveness-of-simvastatin-plus-ezetimibe-for-cardiovascular-prevention-in-patients-with-a-history-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-analysis-of-results-of-the-improve-it-trial
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Ziyad S Almalki, Jeff Jianfei Guo, Abdullah Alahmari, Nawaf Alotaibi, Hilal Thaibah
BACKGROUND: Simvastatin plus ezetimibe reduced the risk of cardiovascular events in the IMProved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International (IMPROVE-IT) study. The aim of this study is to investigate the cost-effectiveness of adding ezetimibe to simvastatin treatment for patients with ACS based on the recently completed IMPROVE-IT trial. METHODS: We constructed a Markov state-transition model to evaluate the costs, quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs), and incremental cost-effectiveness (ICER) associated with co-therapy compared with simvastatin alone from a health care perspective...
June 15, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714405/emerging-targets-to-relieve-fat-stress-induced-liver-diseases-udca-tocotrienol-%C3%AF-3-pufas-and-igy-targeted-npc1l1-cholesterol-transporter
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Ji-Young Cha, Jong-Min Park, Ho-Jae Lee, Jin-Sik Bae, Young-Min Han, Byung-Chul Oh, Kwang Hyun Ko, Ki-Baik Hahm
Fat stress-induced liver disease is a hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome initiated by excess fat accumulation and encompasses a wide spectrum of diseases from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, a precursor lesion progressing to more aggressive liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Although the incidence of these fat stress-induced liver diseases is rapidly increasing worldwide in parallel with the growing epidemics of obesity and metabolic diseases, its exact pathogenesis is not well defined...
July 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711708/ezetimibe-and-simvastatin-combination-inhibits-and-reverses-the-pro-inflammatory-and-pro-atherogenic-effects-of-cream-in-obese-patients
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Husam Ghanim, Kelly Green, Sanaa Abuaysheh, Reema Patel, Manav Batra, Ajay Chaudhuri, Antoine Makdissi, Nitesh D Kuhadiya, Paresh Dandona
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Inflammation and postprandial lipemia are associated with increased cardiovascular disease. We investigated whether ezetimibe and simvastatin combination, a lipid lowering combination of simvastatin and ezetimibe, exerts an anti-inflammatory effect in the fasting state and after dairy cream intake. METHODS: Twenty obese patients were randomized to either ezetimibe and simvastatin combination or placebo treatment for 6 weeks. All patients were asked to ingest 33 ml of dairy cream (300 Calories) at the beginning and at the end of intervention...
June 7, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701632/clinical-features-and-gaps-in-the-management-of-probable-familial-hypercholesterolemia-and-cardiovascular-disease
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Barak Zafrir, Ayman Jubran, Gil Lavie, David A Halon, Moshe Y Flugelman, Chen Shapira
BACKGROUND: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is associated with premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). The introduction of potent therapeutic agents underlies the importance of improving clinical diagnosis and treatment gaps in FH.Methods and Results:A regional database of 1,690 adult patients with high-probability FH based on age-dependent peak-low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) cut-offs and exclusion of secondary causes of severe hypercholesterolemia, was examined to explore the clinical manifestations and current needs in the management of ASCVD, which was present in 248 patients (15%), of whom 83% had coronary artery disease (CAD); 19%, stroke; and 13%, peripheral artery disease...
July 12, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698175/echocardiographic-aortic-valve-calcification-and-outcomes-in-women-and-men-with-aortic-stenosis
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Henrik K Thomassen, Giovanni Cioffi, Eva Gerdts, Eigir Einarsen, Helga Bergljot Midtbø, Constantino Mancusi, Dana Cramariuc
OBJECTIVE: Sex differences in risk factors of aortic valve calcification (AVC) by echocardiography have not been reported from a large prospective study in aortic stenosis (AS). METHODS: AVC was assessed using a prognostically validated visual score and grouped into none/mild or moderate/severe AVC in 1725 men and women with asymptomatic AS in the Simvastatin Ezetimibe in Aortic Stenosis study. The severity of AS was assessed by the energy loss index (ELI) taking pressure recovery in the aortic root into account...
July 11, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697767/the-impact-of-the-time-of-drug-administration-on-the-effectiveness-of-combined-treatment-of-hypercholesterolemia-with-rosuvastatin-and-ezetimibe-roseze-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Karolina Obońska, Michał Kasprzak, Joanna Sikora, Ewa Obońska, Krzysztof Racki, Natalia Goździkiewicz, Magdalena Krintus, Jacek Kubica
BACKGROUND: Hypercholesterolemia is one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The first line treatment for hypercholesterolemia is statin therapy. When the expected low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) concentration is not achieved, the pharmacotherapy may be extended by combining the statin with the cholesterol absorption inhibitor ezetimibe. METHODS/DESIGN: The study is designed as a randomized, open-label, single-center, crossover study evaluating the effectiveness of combined therapy with rosuvastatin and ezetimibe for hypercholesterolemia...
July 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696550/two-novel-variants-of-the-abcg5-gene-cause-xanthelasmas-and-macrothrombocytopenia-a-brief-review-of-hematological-abnormalities-of-sitosterolemia
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J M Bastida, R Benito, K Janusz, M Díez-Campelo, J M Hernández-Sánchez, S Marcellini, M Girós, J Rivera, M L Lozano, A Hortal, J M Hernández-Rivas, J R González-Porras
BACKGROUND: Sitosterolemia (STSL) is a recessive inherited disorder caused by pathogenic variants in ABCG5 and ABCG8 genes. Increased levels of plasma plant sterols (PS) usually produce xanthomas and premature coronary atherosclerosis, although hematological abnormalities may occasionally be present. This clinical picture is unfamiliar to many physicians, and patients may be at high risk of misdiagnosis. OBJECTIVES: To report two novel ABCG5 gene variants causing STSL in a Spanish patient, and review the clinical and mutational landscape of STSL...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674132/exploration-into-lipid-management-and-persistent-risk-in-patients-hospitalised-for-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-japan-explore-j-protocol-for-a-prospective-observational-study
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Masato Nakamura, Kiyoko Uno, Atsushi Hirayama, Junya Ako, Atsushi Nohara, Hidenori Arai, Mariko Harada-Shiba
INTRODUCTION: The present study is the largest registry study ever conducted in Japan exploring the prevalence of familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Our study aims to (1) evaluate the status of lipid management and the subsequent risk of major cardiovascular events following hospitalisation of Japanese patients with ACS in real-world clinical practice; (2) determine the proportion of Japanese patients with ACS who achieve the lipid management goal and have a reduction of event risks with strict lipid management (low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol <1...
July 2, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673294/lipid-management-in-india-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-physician-survey
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Gurpreet S Wander, Uday M Jadhav, Amruta Chemburkar, Meena Lopez, Jaideep Gogtay
BACKGROUND: Current international guidelines on dyslipidemia are not concordant on various aspects of management. Also, there are no uniformly accepted Indian guidelines. We, therefore, performed a physician survey to understand lipid management practices in India. METHODS: An anonymous survey questionnaire was administered to gauge physicians' self-reported behavior regarding lipid management aspects. Results were expressed in terms of percentages based on the number of responses obtained...
July 3, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647412/real-world-data-to-assess-changes-in-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-and-predicted-cardiovascular-risk-after-ezetimibe-discontinuation-post-reporting-of-the-ezetimibe-and-simvastatin-in-hypercholesterolemia-enhances-atherosclerosis-regression-trial
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Harold E Bays, Mehul D Patel, Panagiotis Mavros, Dena R Ramey, Joanne E Tomassini, Andrew M Tershakovec, Carl A Baxter
BACKGROUND: The 2008 Ezetimibe and Simvastatin in Hypercholesterolemia Enhances Atherosclerosis Regression (ENHANCE) study demonstrated ezetimibe + simvastatin vs simvastatin alone had a neutral effect on the surrogate endpoint of carotid intima-media thickness. Subsequent media portrayal of the study prompted ezetimibe discontinuation in many patients. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to assess the impact of ENHANCE reporting on ezetimibe discontinuation, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) changes, and potential cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646901/effect-of-ezetimibe-add-on-therapy-over-52%C3%A2-weeks-extension-analysis-of-prospective-randomized-trial-research-study-in-type-2-diabetes-subjects
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Kentaro Sakamoto, Mitsunobu Kawamura, Takayuki Watanabe, Keiko Ashidate, Takahide Kohro, Akira Tanaka, Yasumichi Mori, Motoki Tagami, Tsutomu Hirano, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Teruo Shiba
BACKGROUND: Lowering cholesterol levels decreases the risk of atherosclerotic diseases. Effective ways to stably reduce LDL-C level are warranted in type 2 diabetic patients, a high-risk population for CVD, with various anti-diabetic therapeutic background. The RESEARCH study focuses on LDL-C reduction in this population along with modifications of the lipid profiles. We evaluated long-term ezetimibe add-on therapy in T2DM patients with hypercholesterolemia. METHODS: In a randomized, multicenter, open-label, prospective study, a total of 109 T2DM patients not attaining LDL-C target value despite first-line dose statin (10 mg of atorvastatin or 1 mg of pitavastatin) therapy in Japan were recruited...
June 24, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641407/efficacy-of-ezetimibe-combined-with-atorvastatin-in-treatment-of-carotid-artery-plaque-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-complicated-with-coronary-heart-disease
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Jing Wang, Xiao-Bo Ai, Fei Wang, Yao-Wu Zou, Li Li, Xiao-Lei Yi
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy of ezetimibe combined with atorvastatin in treatment of carotid artery plaque in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus complicated with coronary heart disease (CHD). METHODS: A total of 100 patients with carotid atherosclerosis (CAS) confirmed by ultrasound and diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus and CHD were randomly assigned to atorvastatin group (atorvastatin 20 mg/d) or combined treatment group (ezetimibe 10 mg/d and atorvastatin 20 mg/d)...
June 21, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639183/proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-pcsk9-and-its-inhibitors-a-review-of-physiology-biology-and-clinical-data
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Ashwin Durairaj, Alberto Sabates, Jonathan Nieves, Brian Moraes, Seth Baum
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) remains the number one killer in the western world. Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) reduction with statins and ezetimibe has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events. Now, proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) monoclonal antibodies (mabs) are available for high-risk individuals with ASCVD or familial hypercholesterolemia on maximally tolerated statin therapy but requiring greater LDL-C reduction. PCSK9 mab outcome trial results from the Further Cardiovascular Outcomes Research with PCSK9 Inhibitions in Subjects with Elevated Risk (FOURIER) study, which was presented at the American College of Cardiology in March 2017, which demonstrated a decrease of 15% in primary and 20% secondary end points over a 2-year period [1••]...
August 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630260/cholesterol-auxotrophy-and-intolerance-to-ezetimibe-in-mice-with-srebp-2-deficiency-in-the-intestine
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Shunxing Rong, Jeffrey McDonald, Luke Engelking
Sterol regulatory element-binding protein-2 (SREBP-2) activates transcription of all genes needed for cholesterol biosynthesis. To study SREBP-2 function in intestine, we generated a mouse model (Vil-BP2(-/-) ) in which Cre recombinase ablates SREBP-2 in intestinal epithelia. Intestines of Vil-BP2(-/-) mice had reduced expression of genes required for sterol synthesis, in vivo sterol synthesis rates, and epithelial cholesterol contents. On a cholesterol-free diet, they displayed chronic enteropathy with histological abnormalities of both villi and crypts, growth restriction, and reduced survival that was prevented by supplementation of cholesterol in the diet...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628255/still-a-reasonable-goal-targeting-cholesterol-in-dialysis-and-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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EDITORIAL
Gunnar H Heine, Kyrill S Rogacev, Oliver Weingärtner, Gunther Marsche
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients have a high burden of cardiovascular disease. In the general population, lipid metabolism disorders, which cause the initiation and progression of atherosclerotic vascular changes, are major targets for preventive and therapeutic strategies in cardiovascular medicine. However, data from large cohort studies and from clinical trials suggest that the treatment guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention and therapy cannot uncritically be transferred from individuals with intact renal function to CKD patients...
June 19, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625503/thyroid-hormone-status-in-sitosterolemia-is-modified-by-ezetimibe
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Rgia A Othman, Semone B Myrie, David Mymin, Jean-Baptiste Roullet, Andrea E DeBarber, Robert D Steiner, Peter J H Jones
OBJECTIVES: To assess the association between biomarkers of thyroid status and 5α-stanols in patients with sitosterolemia treated with ezetimibe (EZE). STUDY DESIGN: Eight patients with sitosterolemia (16-56 years of age) were studied during 14 weeks off EZE therapy and 14 weeks on EZE (10 mg/day). Serum thyroid biomarkers (free triiodothyronine [FT3], free thyroxine [FT4], FT3/FT4 ratio, thyroid-stimulating hormone), 5α-stanols (sitostanol and cholestanol), and cholestanol precursors (total cholesterol and its synthesis marker lathosterol, and 7α-hydroxy-4-cholesten-3-one cholestenol) were measured at baseline and during the 14 weeks off EZE and on EZE...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623954/efficacy-and-safety-of-alirocumab-in-patients-with-hypercholesterolemia-not-adequately-controlled-with-non-statin-lipid-lowering-therapy-or-the-lowest-strength-of-statin-odyssey-nippon-study-design-and-rationale
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Tamio Teramoto, Akira Kondo, Arihiro Kiyosue, Mariko Harada-Shiba, Yasushi Ishigaki, Kimimasa Tobita, Yumiko Kawabata, Asuka Ozaki, Marie T Baccara-Dinet, Masataka Sata
BACKGROUND: Statins are generally well-tolerated and serious side effects are infrequent, but some patients experience adverse events and reduce their statin dose or discontinue treatment altogether. Alirocumab is a highly specific, fully human monoclonal antibody to proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), which can produce substantial and sustained reductions of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). METHODS: The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, phase 3 ODYSSEY NIPPON study will explore alirocumab 150 mg every 4 weeks (Q4W) in 163 Japanese patients with hypercholesterolemia who are on the lowest-strength dose of atorvastatin (5 mg/day) or are receiving a non-statin lipid-lowering therapy (LLT) (fenofibrate, bezafibrate, ezetimibe, or diet therapy alone)...
June 17, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623742/effect-of-intensive-ldl-cholesterol-lowering-with-pcsk9-monoclonal-antibodies-on-tendon-xanthoma-regression-in-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Ana M Bea, Sofia Perez-Calahorra, Victoria Marco-Benedi, Itziar Lamiquiz-Moneo, Estibaliz Jarauta, Rocio Mateo-Gallego, Fernando Civeira
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The effect of LDLc lowering with PCSK9 antibodies on tendon xanthomas (TX) is unknown. METHODS: TX was measured in 24 heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) cases and in 24 HeFH controls with or without PCSK9 inhibitors for at least one year. RESULTS: Exposure to PCSK9 inhibitors in cases was 2.96 ± 1.33 years. LDLc decreased 80.8 ± 7.66% in cases and 56.9 ± 11.1% in controls. There was a decrease in maximum (-5...
June 8, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623740/detection-of-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-influences-the-perceived-need-for-aggressive-lipid-management
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G B John Mancini, Milan Gupta, Michelle Tsigoulis, Christopher P Cannon, Jacques Genest, Kausik K Ray, Raul D Santos, Gerald F Watts, Paolo Raggi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Overt atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) warrants aggressive lipid lowering. Imaging for ambiguous symptoms suggesting ischemia or for clarification of CV risk in asymptomatic individuals often uncovers previously unknown ASCVD. Guidelines do not provide clear recommendations for aggressive lipid lowering in such cases. We explored physicians' perception, as influenced by tests that detect ASCVD, regarding appropriateness of getting to lipid goals and for theoretically accessing proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitors (PCSK9i)...
June 3, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618994/role-of-anti-pcsk9-antibodies-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-statin-intolerance
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Julia Schreml, Ioanna Gouni-Berthold
Statin intolerance is usually defined as the inability of a patient to tolerate statin-treatment due to muscle-related complaints. While randomised trials show that these complaints occure with similar frequency in patients receiving placebo, namely in up to ~5% of the subjects, data from registries as well as clinical experience indicate a much higher frequency of up to ~30%. The lack of standard definition or of a diagnostic marker of statin intolerance confounds the problem. The diagnosis remains subjective based on the symptoms the patient reports...
June 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
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