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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545518/design-and-rationale-of-the-odyssey-dm-dyslipidemia-trial-lipid-lowering-efficacy-and-safety-of-alirocumab-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes-and-mixed-dyslipidaemia-at-high-cardiovascular-risk
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Dirk Müller-Wieland, Lawrence A Leiter, Bertrand Cariou, Alexia Letierce, Helen M Colhoun, Stefano Del Prato, Robert R Henry, Francisco J Tinahones, Lisa Aurand, Jaman Maroni, Kausik K Ray, Maja Bujas-Bobanovic
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is often associated with mixed dyslipidaemia, where non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) levels may more closely align with cardiovascular risk than low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). We describe the design and rationale of the ODYSSEY DM-DYSLIPIDEMIA study that assesses the efficacy and safety of alirocumab, a proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitor, versus lipid-lowering usual care in individuals with T2DM and mixed dyslipidaemia at high cardiovascular risk with non-HDL-C inadequately controlled despite maximally tolerated statin therapy...
May 25, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539539/efficacy-and-safety-of-bococizumab-rn316-pf-04950615-a-monoclonal-antibody-against-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-in-hypercholesterolemic-japanese-subjects-receiving-a-stable-dose-of-atorvastatin-or-treatment-naive%C3%A3-results-from-a-randomized
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Koutaro Yokote, Shigeto Kanada, Osamu Matsuoka, Hisakuni Sekino, Keiji Imai, Junichi Tabira, Nobushige Matsuoka, Sandip Chaudhuri, Tamio Teramoto
BACKGROUND: A Phase 2, dose-ranging study of bococizumab, a monoclonal anti-proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 antibody, was conducted in Japanese subjects to assess its efficacy, safety, and tolerability in this population.Methods and Results:Two different hypercholesterolemic study populations were enrolled concurrently: Japanese subjects with uncontrolled low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) despite atorvastatin treatment (LDL-C ≥100 mg/dL; n=121), and Japanese subjects naive to lipid-lowering agents and with LDL-C ≥130 mg/dL (n=97)...
May 23, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531826/how-many-familial-hypercholesterolemia-patients-are-eligible-for-pcsk9-inhibition
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Luis Masana, Nuria Plana, Sofia Pérez-Calahorra, Daiana Ibarretxe, Itziar Lamiquiz-Moneo, Juan Pedro-Botet, Manuel Suárez-Tembra, Pedro Valdivielso, Emilio Ortega, Fernando Civeira
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a high cardiovascular risk condition. Less than 20% of patients achieve the LDL targets. Although PCSK9 inhibitors improve control and reduce cardiovascular events, official recommendations for their use are restrictive. We aim to assess the number of FH patients suitable for PCSK9 inhibition according to the European guidelines. METHODS: A total of 2685 FH patients, with a minimum follow-up of 6 months, included in the Dyslipidemia Registry of the Spanish Arteriosclerosis Society, were sorted according to the intensity of their lipid-lowering therapy (LLT) and LDL cholesterol levels achieved...
May 12, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530383/diabetes-update-prevention-and-management-of-diabetes-complications
#4
Beth Choby
Macrovascular complications of diabetes include cardiovascular events, whereas common microvascular complications include neuropathy, retinopathy, and diabetic kidney disease. Control of hypertension and dyslipidemia is an important step in minimizing the risk of complications. Blood pressure (BP) levels should be maintained at less than 140 mm Hg systolic and less than 90 mm Hg diastolic. In older adults, medical therapy to reduce BP to less than 130/70 mm Hg is not recommended. In these patients, a systolic BP level less than 130 mm Hg has not been shown to improve atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) outcomes, and a diastolic BP less than 70 mm Hg is associated with a higher mortality risk...
May 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527325/dyslipidemia-management-update
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REVIEW
Yingzi Chang, Jacques Robidoux
Association of hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is well established. Reducing low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) and raising high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) have been the therapeutic targets to reduce the risk of ASCVD. Cholesterol-lowering medications have been used to provide both primary and secondary prevention of ASCVD for many years by reducing the absorption and reabsorption, promoting excretion, or decreasing the synthesis of cholesterol. Within the past five years, several new classes of cholesterol-lowering drugs have been tested and approved for patients with hypercholesterolemia that are not well controlled by conventional therapy (ezetimibe, bile-acid sequestrants, and statins)...
May 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525583/reduction-of-ldl-c-related-residual-cardiovascular-risk-with-ezetimibe-are-mechanistic-considerations-warranted-in-practice
#6
Karin H Humphries, G B John Mancini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523462/statin-prescription-strategies-and-atherogenic-cholesterol-goals-attainment-in-lebanese-coronary-artery-disease-patients
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Soubra Lama, Domiati Souraya, Fattouh Youssef
Background Current guidelines recommend a low-density lipoprotein cholesterol goal of <1.8 mmol/L (<70 mg/dL) and a non high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) goal of <2.6 mmol/L (<00 mg/dL) for coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. Objective This study aimed to describe real-life statin prescription strategies and to assess their effectiveness in terms of LDL-C and non-HDL-C goals attainment in a cohort of CAD patients. Setting Outpatient cardiology specialty clinics located in main Lebanese cities...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521870/the-use-of-statins-alone-or-in-combination-with-pioglitazone-and-other-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-and-related-cardiovascular-risk-an-expert-panel-statement
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REVIEW
Vasilios G Athyros, Theodore K Alexandrides, Helen Bilianou, Evangelos Cholongitas, Michael Doumas, Emmanuel S Ganotakis, John Goudevenos, Moses S Elisaf, Georgios Germanidis, Olga Giouleme, Asterios Karagiannis, Charalambos Karvounis, Niki Katsiki, Vasilios Kotsis, Jannis Kountouras, Evangelos Liberopoulos, Christos Pitsavos, Stergios Polyzos, Loukianos S Rallidis, Dimitrios Richter, Apostolos G Tsapas, Alexandros D Tselepis, Konstantinos Tsioufis, Konstantinos Tziomalos, Themistoklis Tzotzas, Themistoklis G Vasiliadis, Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Christos Mantzoros
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the most common liver disease, is characterized by accumulation of fat (>5% of the liver tissue), in the absence of alcohol abuse or other chronic liver diseases. It is closely related to the epidemic of obesity, metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). NAFLD can cause liver inflammation and progress to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), fibrosis, cirrhosis or hepatocellular cancer (HCC). Nevertheless, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most common cause of death in NAFLD/NASH patients...
June 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521186/timely-diagnosis-of-sitosterolemia-by-next-generation-sequencing-in-two-children-with-severe-hypercholesterolemia
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Paola Sabrina Buonuomo, Lorenzo Iughetti, Livia Pisciotta, Claudio Rabacchi, Francesco Papadia, Patrizia Bruzzi, Albina Tummolo, Andrea Bartuli, Claudio Cortese, Stefano Bertolini, Sebastiano Calandra
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Severe hypercholesterolemia associated or not with xanthomas in a child may suggest the diagnosis of homozygous autosomal dominant hypercholesterolemia (ADH), autosomal recessive hypercholesterolemia (ARH) or sitosterolemia, depending on the transmission of hypercholesterolemia in the patient's family. Sitosterolemia is a recessive disorder characterized by high plasma levels of cholesterol and plant sterols due to mutations in the ABCG5 or the ABCG8 gene, leading to a loss of function of the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) heterodimer transporter G5-G8...
May 4, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509674/evidence-for-more-intensive-cholesterol-lowering
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Handrean Soran, See Kwok, Safwaan Adam, Jan Hoong Ho, Paul N Durrington
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In randomized clinical trials, reduction in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk with cholesterol-lowering drugs correlates with the LDL cholesterol decrease. However, because the majority have investigated a fixed statin dose, current guidelines disagree about the use of statin dose titration or non-statin adjunctive cholesterol-lowering drugs. RECENT FINDINGS: We conducted a meta-analysis of all randomized controlled trials with CVD end-points, comparing two intensities of lipid-lowering regimens within the same population, using varying statins doses and/or potency, ezetimibe or PCSK9 inhibitors and compared the observed number of patients needed to be treated for 10 years to prevent one CVD event (NNT) with NNT predicted from trials of predominantly single-dose statin...
May 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507057/benefit-of-ezetimibe-added-to-simvastatin-in-reduced-kidney-function
#11
John W Stanifer, David M Charytan, Jennifer White, Yuliya Lokhnygina, Christopher P Cannon, Matthew T Roe, Michael A Blazing
Efficacy of statin-based therapies in reducing cardiovascular mortality in individuals with CKD seems to diminish as eGFR declines. The strongest evidence supporting the cardiovascular benefit of statins in individuals with CKD was shown with ezetimibe plus simvastatin versus placebo. However, whether combination therapy or statin alone resulted in cardiovascular benefit is uncertain. Therefore, we estimated GFR in 18,015 individuals from the IMPROVE-IT (ezetimibe plus simvastatin versus simvastatin alone in individuals with cardiovascular disease and creatinine clearance >30 ml/min) and examined post hoc the relationship of eGFR with end points across treatment arms...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506979/impact-of-ezetimibe-on-the-rate-of-cardiovascular-related-hospitalizations-and-associated-costs-among-patients-with-a-recent-acute-coronary-syndrome-results-from-the-improve-it-trial-improved-reduction-of-outcomes-vytorin-efficacy-international-trial
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Yashashwi Pokharel, Khaja Chinnakondepalli, Katherine Vilain, Kaijun Wang, Daniel B Mark, Glenn Davies, Michael A Blazing, Robert P Giugliano, Eugene Braunwald, Christopher P Cannon, David J Cohen, Elizabeth A Magnuson
BACKGROUND: Ezetimibe, when added to simvastatin therapy, reduces cardiovascular events after recent acute coronary syndrome. However, the impact of ezetimibe on cardiovascular-related hospitalizations and associated costs is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used patient-level data from the IMPROVE-IT (Improved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International Trial) to examine the impact of simvastatin-ezetimibe versus simvastatin-placebo on cardiovascular-related hospitalizations and related costs (excluding drug costs) over 7 years follow-up...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506389/proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-9%C3%A2-inhibition-in-patients-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia-initial-clinical-experience
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Annette M H Galema-Boers, Mattie J Lenzen, Eric J Sijbrands, Jeanine E Roeters van Lennep
BACKGROUND: Despite optimal lipid-lowering therapy, a minority of patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) reach low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c) target goals. In randomized trials, proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors led to impressive LDL-c reductions and a favorable safety profile. However, data about the efficacy and safety outside clinical trials are not available yet. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study is to describe efficacy and side effects of PCSK9 inhibitors in FH patients in clinical practice...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506384/managing-the-challenging-homozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia-patient-academic-insights-and-practical-approaches-for-a-severe-dyslipidemia-a-national-lipid-association-masters-summit
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EDITORIAL
G Kees Hovingh, Anne C Goldberg, Patrick M Moriarty
The following article represents material presented and discussed at a symposium hosted by the National Lipid Association hosted entitled "Managing the Challenging Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia Patient-Academic Insights and Practical Approaches for a Severe Dyslipidemia" on November 7, 2015 in Orlando, FL. Presenters included G.K.H., A.C.G, and P.M.M. The diagnosis and genetic causes of extremely high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which has become known as homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, were discussed...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505047/advances-in-the-management-of-dyslipidemia
#15
June Kampangkaew, Stephen Pickett, Vijay Nambi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and therapies aimed at lipid modification are important for the reduction of cardiovascular risk. There have been many exciting advances in lipid management over the recent years. This review discusses these recent advances as well as the direction of future studies. RECENT FINDINGS: Several recent clinical trials support low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c) reduction beyond maximal statin therapy for improved cardiovascular outcomes...
May 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500517/role-of-non-statins-ldl-c-thresholds-and-special-population-considerations-a-look-at-the-updated-2016-acc-consensus-committee-recommendations
#16
REVIEW
Bhavin B Adhyaru, Terry A Jacobson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The 2013 ACC/AHA Cholesterol guidelines was a major paradigm shift in the management and treatment of dyslipidemia. The new guidelines outlined "statin benefit groups," highlighted weighing the benefit versus risks of statin therapy ("net benefit"), and discussed the importance of shared decision making between patients and providers in primary prevention. While there was widespread agreement on the main groups benefiting from statin therapy, there was significant controversy regarding LDL-C goals and thresholds, the role of non-statin therapy, and the use of statins in specific populations...
June 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496547/effect-of-ezetimibe-monotherapy-on-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-and-on-markers-of-cholesterol-synthesis-and-absorption-in-japanese-patients-with-hypercholesterolemia
#17
Akio Ohta, Hiroyuki Kato, Satoshi Ishii, Yoshio Nagai, Yasushi Tanaka
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate effect of ezetimibe monotherapy on serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in Japanese patients and to investigate the association between changes of LDL-C and changes of markers for cholesterol synthesis and absorption. METHODS: Seventy-six hypercholesterolemic patients without statin therapy were enrolled and randomized to two groups, which were an ezetimibe group (group E, n = 44) and a control group without ezetimibe treatment that received diet therapy alone (group C, n = 32)...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495810/management-of-lipid-lowering-therapy-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-events-in-the-uk-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Mark D Danese, Michelle Gleeson, Lucie Kutikova, Robert I Griffiths, Kamlesh Khunti, Sreenivasa Rao Kondapally Seshasai, Kausik K Ray
OBJECTIVES: To describe low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol management and lipid-lowering treatment patterns in patients with a cardiovascular (CV) event. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using Clinical Practice Research Datalink records linked with Hospital Episode Statistics data. SETTING: Routine clinical practice in the UK from 2006 to 2012. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals ≥18 years were selected at their first CV-related hospitalisation (first event cohort) if they had received ≥2 lipid-lowering therapy prescriptions within 180 days beforehand...
May 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478831/hepatitis-c-virus-may-have-an-entero-hepatic-cycle-which-could-be-blocked-with-ezetimibe
#19
Hugo Monrroy, Marcelo López-Lastra, Alejandro Soza
Hepatitis C virus can lead to chronic infection, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. With more than 170 million people infected worldwide, eradication remains a challenge even with the revolutionary current direct antiviral agents (DAAs). The risk of resistance, the safety profile in some populations, the genotype specificity and the high price of current DAAs explain why there is still interest in developing host targeting agents (HTA) that may help overcome some of these difficulties. Specifically, targeting the entry of HCV to the cell seems like a promising strategy...
May 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465286/estimation-of-eligibility-for-pcsk9-inhibitors-and-associated-costs-based-on-the-fourier-trial-insights-from-the-department-of-veterans-affairs
#20
Salim S Virani, Julia M Akeroyd, Vijay Nambi, Paul A Heidenreich, Pamela B Morris, Khurram Nasir, Erin D Michos, Vera A Bittner, Laura A Petersen, Christie M Ballantyne
In the Further Cardiovascular Outcomes Research with PCSK9 Inhibition in Subjects with Elevated Risk (FOURIER) trial,1 treatment with evolocumab resulted in a 15% relative (1.5% absolute) risk reduction of major cardiovascular events in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) at a median follow-up of 2.2 years. This trial included patients with LDL-C≥70mg/dL or non-HDL-C ≥100mg/dL on at least moderate-intensity statins. It is not known what proportion of ASCVD patients would qualify for evolocumab based on FOURIER entry criteria and how eligibility would change if maximal doses of evidence-based lipid lowering therapies were required...
May 2, 2017: Circulation
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