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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349645/the-incidence-and-the-prognostic-impact-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-current-preventive-strategies
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Evangelos Kaltsas, George Chalikias, Dimitrios Tziakas
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the most common complications during hospitalization in various clinical settings. The goal of this review was to assess the incidence of AKI in acute myocardial infarction patients (AMI), how this incidence is affected by the diverse definitions, and if there is variability in the reported rates over recent years. Additionally, we sought to appraise the impact of AKI on short- and long-term prognosis of these patients. Finally, we report on the current preventive measures as they are suggested in the current guidelines of various societies, we comment on the evidence that support them, and we review the literature for other proposed therapeutic strategies, which either failed to prove their efficacy or they are not adequately confirmed yet...
January 19, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348028/antithrombotic-therapy-in-peripheral%C3%A2-artery%C3%A2-disease-generating-and-translating-evidence-into-practice
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REVIEW
W Schuyler Jones, Manesh R Patel
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular (CV) disease remains a major health concern affecting more than 200 million adults worldwide, and lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Treatment strategies to reduce the burden of major adverse CV events and limb events have mainly involved the use of antiplatelet and statin medications. Unlike other types of atherosclerotic CV disease, the evidence base is not well developed for therapies in patients with PAD...
January 23, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345505/the-pharmacological-management-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Julie Rask Larsen, Lorena Dima, Christoph U Correll, Peter Manu
Introduction The metabolic syndrome includes a constellation of several well-established risk factors, which need to be aggressively treated in order to prevent overt type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. While recent guidelines for the treatment of individual components of the metabolic syndrome focus on cardiovascular benefits as resulted from clinical trials, specific recent recommendations on the pharmacological management of metabolic syndrome are lacking. The objective of present paper was to review the therapeutic options for metabolic syndrome and its components, the available evidence related to their cardiovascular benefits, and to evaluate the extent to which they should influence the guidelines for clinical practice...
January 18, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306853/management-of-homozygous-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-in-two-brothers
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José Real, Cristina Arbona, Rosa Goterris, Juan Francisco Ascaso
Homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (HoFH) is a rare, genetic disorder of abnormally high levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) requiring aggressive interventions to retard the evolution of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. We treated two brothers (ages 46 years and 47 years) with HoFH with statins, lipoproteinapheresis (LA) and the microsomal triglyceride transfer protein inhibitor lomitapide. Both brothers carried the p.Thr434Arg homozygous LDLR mutation and had childhood total cholesterol levels >700 mg/dL...
January 6, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296187/effect-modification-by-region-in-the-associations-of-lep-g2548a-and-lepr-q223r-polymorphisms-with-statin-induced-ck-elevation
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Shanqun Jiang, Scott A Venners, Kang Li, Yi-Hsiang Hsu, Justin Weinstock, Yanfeng Zou, Faming Pan, Xiping Xu
We investigated the associations of LEP G2548A and LEPR Q223R polymorphisms with statin-induced creatine kinase (CK) elevation among Chinese patients with hyperlipidemia. A total of587 enrolled individuals were treated with 20 mg/d oral simvastatin for 8 consecutive weeks. Genotyping of LEP G2548A and LEPR Q223R were conducted using PCR-RFLP. Multiple regression analyses showed that, in the Dongzhi region only, patients carrying the LEP AA genotype had a significantly greater increase in CK levels compared to those carrying the AG+GG genotypes after four weeks (P = 0...
December 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280361/cardiovascular-disease-and-omega-3s-prescription-products-and-fish-oil-dietary-supplements-are-not-the-same
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REVIEW
Adina S Gutstein, Tina Copple
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Despite achievement of optimal low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) control with statin therapy, patients with elevated triglycerides (TGs) and residual cardiovascular risk are commonly encountered in clinical practice. METHODS: We present information from completed and ongoing clinical trials examining Rx omega-3s for TG-lowering and omega-3 dietary supplements to highlight important differences affecting patient management for nurse practitioners...
December 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277495/clinical-pharmacist-understanding-of-the-2013-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-cholesterol-guideline
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John D Bucheit, Haleigh Helsing, Pramit Nadpara, Salim S Virani, Dave L Dixon
BACKGROUND: Clinical pharmacists are frequently involved in the management of dyslipidemia, yet clinical pharmacists' knowledge, awareness, and the level of agreement with the 2013 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) cholesterol guideline are unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to examine clinical pharmacists' knowledge, awareness, and the level of agreement with the 2013 ACC/AHA cholesterol guideline. METHODS: We administered a validated questionnaire via an online survey that was electronically mailed to clinical pharmacists...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261246/impact-of-statin-guidelines-on-statin-utilization-and-costs-in-an-employer-based-primary-care-clinic
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Holly E Gurgle, Marisa B Schauerhamer, Simón A Rodriguez, Carrie McAdam-Marx
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe statin utilization and costs in an employer-based patient cohort by comparing actual practice and assumed adoption of the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) or 2016 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) statin recommendations versus the guidelines described in 2001 (and supplemented in 2004) in the Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program's Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (ATPIII)...
December 1, 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251697/adherence-to-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-9-inhibitors-in-high-cardiovascular-risk-patients-an-italian-single-center-experience
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Felice Gragnano, Francesco Natale, Claudia Concilio, Fabio Fimiani, Arturo Cesaro, Simona Sperlongano, Mario Crisci, Giuseppe Limongelli, Raffaele Calabrò, Mariagiovanna Russo, Enrica Golia, Paolo Calabrò
: In contemporary practice, adherence to statins is frequently suboptimal in high-risk patients. Levels of adherence to Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin 9 inhibitors (PCSK9i) in current clinical practice have not been previously reported. Our study aimed to compare the level of adherence to PCSK9i and statins. We have prospectively evaluated 117 patients at high cardiovascular risk divided into two groups: 39 patients on PCSK9i, and 78 patients on statins. We examined the level of adherence to PCSK9i and statins using pen count, pill count or four-items Morisky scale...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247073/comparative-effect-of-statins-on-the-risk-of-incident-alzheimer-disease
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Liliya Sinyavskaya, Serge Gauthier, Christel Renoux, Sophie Dell'Aniello, Samy Suissa, Paul Brassard
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether fungus-derived statins are associated with a lower risk of incident Alzheimer disease (AD) compared with synthetic statins using real-world clinical practice data. METHODS: We identified a population-based retrospective cohort of patients aged ≥60 years newly prescribed a statin between January 1, 1994, and December 31, 2012, and followed until March 31, 2015, using the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Statins were consecutively classified according to their type, lipophilicity, and potency...
December 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240566/a-practical-clinical-approach-to-utilize-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-the-evaluation-and-management-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-primer-for-cardiologists
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Sundeep Chaudhry, Ross Arena, Deepak L Bhatt, Subodh Verma, Naresh Kumar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is growing clinical interest for the use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) to evaluate patients with or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). With mounting evidence, this concise review with relevant teaching cases helps to illustrate how to integrate CPET data into real world patient care. RECENT FINDINGS: CPET provides a novel and purely physiological basis to identify cardiac dysfunction in symptomatic patients with both obstructive-CAD and nonobstructive-CAD (NO-CAD)...
December 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239815/provider-recommendations-for-patient-reported-muscle-symptoms-on-statin-therapy-insights-from-the-understanding-statin-use-in-america-and-gaps-in-patient-education-survey
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Terry A Jacobson, Abdullah Khan, Kevin C Maki, Eliot A Brinton, Jerome D Cohen
BACKGROUND: Statin-associated muscle symptoms are reported by 10% to 29% of patients in clinical practice and are a major determinant of statin nonadherence, discontinuation, and switching. Little is known about what advice patients receive from their providers when dealing with these symptoms. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to assess patient's reports of provider advice when experiencing new or worsened muscle symptoms while taking a statin. METHODS: Data were analyzed from the Understanding Statin Use in America and Gaps in Education survey, a self-administered internet-based survey of 10,138 adults with a reported history of high cholesterol and statin use...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229321/the-role-of-aspirin-heparin-and-other-interventions-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-fetal-growth-restriction
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REVIEW
Katie M Groom, Anna L David
Fetal growth restriction and related placental pathologies such as preeclampsia, stillbirth, and placental abruption are believed to arise in early pregnancy when inadequate remodeling of the maternal spiral arteries leads to persistent high-resistance and low-flow uteroplacental circulation. The consequent placental ischaemia, reperfusion injury, and oxidative stress are associated with an imbalance in angiogenic/antiangiogenic factors. Many interventions have centered on the prevention and/or treatment of preeclampsia with results pertaining to fetal growth restriction and small-for-gestational-age pregnancy often included as secondary outcomes because of the common pathophysiology...
December 8, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210031/adjuvant-statin-therapy-for-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-a-cost-utility-analysis
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Rebekah Fong Soe Khioe, Chris Skedgel, Andrew Hart, Michael Philip Nelson Lewis, Leo Alexandre
BACKGROUND: Emerging preclinical evidence indicates statins, medications commonly used in the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), inhibit proliferation, promote apoptosis and limit invasiveness of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Population-based observational data demonstrate statin treatment after diagnosis of EAC is associated with significant reductions in all-cause and cancer-specific mortality. A feasibility study of adjuvant statin therapy following potentially curative resection for EAC has been completed, with planned progression to a full phase III, randomized controlled trial...
December 5, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208621/retrospective-multicohort-analysis-of-the-clinical-practice-research-datalink-cprd-to-determine-differences-in-the-cost-of-medication-wastage-dispensing-fees-and-prescriber-time-of-issuing-either-short-60-days-or-long-%C3%A2-60-days-prescription-lengths-in-primary
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Brett Doble, Rupert Payne, Amelia Harshfield, Edward C F Wilson
OBJECTIVES: To investigate patterns of early repeat prescriptions and treatment switching over an 11-year period to estimate differences in the cost of medication wastage, dispensing fees and prescriber time for short (<60 days) and long (≥60 days) prescription lengths from the perspective of the National Health Service in the UK. SETTING: Retrospective, multiple cohort study of primary care prescriptions from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink. PARTICIPANTS: Five random samples of 50 000 patients each prescribed oral drugs for (1) glucose control in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM); (2) hypertension in T2DM; (3) statins (lipid management) in T2DM; (4) secondary prevention of myocardial infarction; and (5) depression...
December 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203408/medication-non-adherence-and-uncertainty-information-seeking-and-processing-in-the-danish-lifestat-survey
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Margit Kriegbaum, Sofie Rosenlund Lau
BACKGROUND: Statins are widely prescribed to lower cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, statin non-adherence is very high. PURPOSE: The aim of this paper was to investigate reasons for stopping statin treatment in the general population and to study how aspects of information-seeking and processing is associated with statin non-adherence. METHODS: This study used a population survey on 3050 Danish residents aged 45-65 years. Reasons for statin discontinuation was studied among those who were previous statin users...
September 23, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191193/adequacy-of-control-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-ambulatory-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-attending-diabetes-out-patients-clinic-at-a-county-hospital-kenya
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Mercy W Kimando, Frederick C F Otieno, Elijah N Ogola, Kenn Mutai
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes is associated with substantial cardiovascular morbidity and mortality arising from the high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, dyslipidaemia, obesity, poor glycaemic control and albuminuria. Adequacy of control of these risk factors determines the frequency and outcome of cardiovascular events in the patients. Current clinical practice guidelines emphasize primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes. There is scarce data from the developing countries, Kenya included, on clinical care of patients with type 2 diabetes in the regions that are far away from tertiary health facilities...
December 1, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172973/ezetimibe-use-and-ldl-c-goal-achievement-a-retrospective-database-analysis-of-patients-with-clinical-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-or-probable-heterozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Joseph Menzin, Jyoti Aggarwal, Brian Boatman, Jeffrey Yu, Kevin Stern, David J Harrison, Jeetvan G Patel
BACKGROUND: Ezetimibe is recommended by clinical practice guidelines as a second-line therapy for lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels, but little is known about its use and effectiveness in real-world populations. OBJECTIVE: To understand the real-world impact of adding or switching to ezetimibe on LDL-C goal achievement in patients with clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and/or heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH)...
December 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172097/statin-add-on-therapy-in-the-antipsychotic-treatment-of-schizophrenia-a-meta-analysis
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Ikuo Nomura, Taro Kishi, Toshikazu Ikuta, Nakao Iwata
A comprehensive meta-analysis of statin add-on therapy in the antipsychotic treatment of schizophrenia was conducted. Data from previous studies, prior to 8/21/2017, was obtained from Scopus, PubMed, PsycINFO, and Cochrane Library. Both a systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted with patient data from randomized placebo-controlled trials (RCTs) to compare statins with placebo in order to calculate effect size. Across the five RCTs (mean duration: 9.2 weeks), 236 adult patients with schizophrenia were randomly selected to receive either placebo (n=117) or statins (n=119)...
November 11, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168689/in-hospital-prescriptions-of-secondary-prevention-medications-for-post-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-in-south-korea%C3%A2
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Han-Bin Kang, Minwook Choi, Sang Gyeong Yoon, Young Seuk Cho, Nam Kyung Je
BACKGROUND: Optimal medical therapy and the management of cardiac risk factors are crucial for the secondary prevention of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, there have been reports on the underutilization of secondary-prevention medications for ACS. This study aimed to investigate adherence of in-hospital prescriptions to clinical practice guidelines for the secondary prevention of ACS using real-world data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We collected information on ACS patients from national insurance claims data...
January 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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