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141. Prescribing statins for patients with ACS? No need to wait

Prescribing statins for patients with ACS? No need to wait Prescribing statins for patients with ACS? No need to wait Toggle navigation Shared more. Cited more. Safe forever. Toggle navigation View Item JavaScript is disabled for your browser. Some features of this site may not work without it. Search MOspace This Collection Browse Statistics Prescribing statins for patients with ACS? No need to wait View/ Open Date 2014-12 Format Metadata Abstract PRACTICE CHANGER: Prescribe a high-dose statin

2015 PURLS

142. Ezetimibe Added to Statin Therapy after Acute Coronary Syndromes. (Full text)

Ezetimibe Added to Statin Therapy after Acute Coronary Syndromes. Statin therapy reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels and the risk of cardiovascular events, but whether the addition of ezetimibe, a nonstatin drug that reduces intestinal cholesterol absorption, can reduce the rate of cardiovascular events further is not known.We conducted a double-blind, randomized trial involving 18,144 patients who had been hospitalized for an acute coronary syndrome within the preceding 10 (...) % in the simvastatin-ezetimibe group, as compared with 34.7% in the simvastatin-monotherapy group (absolute risk difference, 2.0 percentage points; hazard ratio, 0.936; 95% confidence interval, 0.89 to 0.99; P=0.016). Rates of prespecified muscle, gallbladder, and hepatic adverse effects and cancer were similar in the two groups.When added to statin therapy, ezetimibe resulted in incremental lowering of LDL cholesterol levels and improved cardiovascular outcomes. Moreover, lowering LDL cholesterol to levels below

2015 NEJM PubMed

143. Statins and Cardiovascular Primary Prevention in CKD: A Meta-Analysis (Full text)

Statins and Cardiovascular Primary Prevention in CKD: A Meta-Analysis Multiple meta-analyses of lipid-lowering therapies for cardiovascular primary prevention in the general population have been performed. Other meta-analyses of lipid-lowering therapies in CKD have also been performed, but not for primary prevention. This meta-analysis assesses lipid-lowering therapies for cardiovascular primary prevention in CKD.A systematic review and meta-analysis using a random-effects model was performed (...) . All trials were post hoc subgroup analyses of statins in the general population. Statins reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease (the prespecified primary outcome) by 41% in stages 1-3 CKD compared with placebo (pooled risk ratio, 0.59; 95% confidence interval [95% CI], 0.48 to 0.72). For the secondary outcomes, the risk ratios were 0.66 (95% CI, 0.49 to 0.88) for total mortality, 0.55 (95% CI, 0.42 to 0.72) for coronary heart disease events, and 0.56 (95% CI, 0.28 to 1.13) for stroke. In study

2015 EvidenceUpdates PubMed

144. Comparison of Frequency of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Noninfectious Gastroenteritis Among Statin Users Versus Nonusers (PubMed)

Comparison of Frequency of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Noninfectious Gastroenteritis Among Statin Users Versus Nonusers Conflicting data exist regarding the effects of statin therapy on the prevalence of inflammatory bowel diseases. We aimed to examine the association of statin therapy with diagnoses of inflammatory bowel diseases and noninfectious gastroenteritis. This is a retrospective study using data of a military health care system from October 1, 2003, to March 1, 2012. Based (...) on medication fills during fiscal year 2005, patients were divided into: (1) statin users (received at least 90-day supply of statin) and (2) nonusers (never received a statin). A propensity score-matched cohort of statin users and nonusers was created using 80 variables. Primary analysis examined the risks of being diagnosed with inflammatory bowel diseases and noninfectious gastroenteritis between statin users and nonusers in the propensity score-matched cohort. Secondary analyses examined the risk

2015 EvidenceUpdates

145. Statins and congenital malformations: cohort study. (Full text)

Statins and congenital malformations: cohort study. To examine the teratogenic potential of statins.Cohort study.United States.A cohort of 886,996 completed pregnancies linked to liveborn infants of women enrolled in Medicaid from 2000 to 2007.We examined the risk of major congenital malformations and organ specific malformations in offspring associated with maternal use of a statin in the first trimester. Propensity score based methods were used to control for potential confounders, including (...) maternal demographic characteristics, obstetric and medical conditions, and use of other drugs.1152 (0.13%) women used a statin during the first trimester. In unadjusted analyses, the prevalence of malformations in the offspring of these women was 6.34% compared with 3.55% in those of women who did not use a statin in the first trimester (relative risk 1.79, 95% confidence interval 1.43 to 2.23). Controlling for confounders, particularly pre-existing diabetes, accounted for this increase in risk (1.07

2015 BMJ PubMed

146. Efficacy and safety of alirocumab in high cardiovascular risk patients with inadequately controlled hypercholesterolaemia on maximally tolerated doses of statins: the ODYSSEY COMBO II randomized controlled trial (Full text)

Efficacy and safety of alirocumab in high cardiovascular risk patients with inadequately controlled hypercholesterolaemia on maximally tolerated doses of statins: the ODYSSEY COMBO II randomized controlled trial To compare the efficacy [low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering] and safety of alirocumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody to proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin 9, compared with ezetimibe, as add-on therapy to maximally tolerated statin therapy in high cardiovascular (...) risk patients with inadequately controlled hypercholesterolaemia.COMBO II is a double-blind, double-dummy, active-controlled, parallel-group, 104-week study of alirocumab vs. ezetimibe. Patients (n = 720) with high cardiovascular risk and elevated LDL-C despite maximal doses of statins were enrolled (August 2012-May 2013). This pre-specified analysis was conducted after the last patient completed 52 weeks. Patients were randomized to subcutaneous alirocumab 75 mg every 2 weeks (plus oral placebo

2015 EvidenceUpdates PubMed

147. Pleiotropic effects of statins in hypercholesterolaemia: a prospective observational study using a lipoproteomic based approach. (PubMed)

Pleiotropic effects of statins in hypercholesterolaemia: a prospective observational study using a lipoproteomic based approach. The benefit of statins in the prevention of cardiovascular disease is well founded, derived from their lipid lowering and pleiotropic effects. The concept of lipoproteins as lipid transporters has evolved to encompass functions in coagulation, inflammation, and redox reactions due to their unique protein cargo. The aim of this study was to determine the effect (...) of statin therapy on lipoproteins and their protein cargo by use of an unbiased bottom-up proteomics approach in people with hypercholesterolaemia.11 people fulfilling the inclusion criteria were recruited into this UK-based single centre prospective observational study. They were started on statins for primary prevention. Blood was withdrawn at baseline and after a minimum of 2 months of statin therapy. Plasma was co-incubated with a lipoaffinity resin. Isolated proteins were digested and analysed

2015 Lancet

148. Statins for age-related macular degeneration. (Full text)

Statins for age-related macular degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive late onset disorder of the macula affecting central vision. Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65 years in industrialized countries. Recent epidemiologic, genetic, and pathological evidence has shown AMD shares a number of risk factors with atherosclerosis, leading to the hypothesis that statins may exert protective effects in AMD.The objective (...) of this review was to examine the effectiveness of statins compared with other treatments, no treatment, or placebo in delaying the onset and progression of AMD.We searched CENTRAL (which contains the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group Trials Register) (2014, Issue 6), Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid MEDLINE In-Process and Other Non-Indexed Citations, Ovid MEDLINE Daily, Ovid OLDMEDLINE (January 1946 to June 2014), EMBASE (January 1980 to June 2014), Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature Database (LILACS

2015 Cochrane PubMed

149. Cost-effectiveness: Current 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk threshold for statin eligibility is cost-effective for primary prevention

Cost-effectiveness: Current 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk threshold for statin eligibility is cost-effective for primary prevention Current 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk threshold for statin eligibility is cost-effective for primary prevention | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we (...) use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Current 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk threshold for statin eligibility is cost

2015 Evidence-Based Medicine (Requires free registration)

150. Cohort study: Risk of new-onset diabetes with statin use should not be overemphasised

Cohort study: Risk of new-onset diabetes with statin use should not be overemphasised Risk of new-onset diabetes with statin use should not be overemphasised | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts (...) Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Risk of new-onset diabetes with statin use should not be overemphasised Article Text Aetiology/Harm Cohort study Risk of new-onset diabetes with statin use should not be overemphasised Chern-En Chiang , Kang-Ling Wang Statistics from

2015 Evidence-Based Medicine (Requires free registration)

151. Systematic review with meta analysis: With statin co-administration, drugs designed to increase HDL have no impact on cardiovascular outcomes (Full text)

Systematic review with meta analysis: With statin co-administration, drugs designed to increase HDL have no impact on cardiovascular outcomes With statin co-administration, drugs designed to increase HDL have no impact on cardiovascular outcomes | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using (...) your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here With statin co-administration, drugs designed to increase HDL have no impact on cardiovascular outcomes Article Text Therapeutics/Prevention

2015 Evidence-Based Medicine (Requires free registration) PubMed

152. Statins for primary prevention of venous thromboembolism. (PubMed)

Statins for primary prevention of venous thromboembolism. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is common in clinical practice. The efficacy of statins in the primary prevention of VTE remains unproven. This is an update of the review first published in 2011.To assess the efficacy of statins in the primary prevention of VTE.For this update the Cochrane Peripheral Vascular Diseases (PVD) Group Trials Search Co-ordinator searched the Specialised Register (last searched February 2014) and CENTRAL (2014 (...) , Issue 1).Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that assessed statins in the primary prevention of VTE were considered. The outcomes we evaluated were the rates of VTE, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events, death and adverse events. Two authors (L Li, JH Tian) independently selected RCTs against the inclusion criteria. Disagreements were resolved by discussion with a third author (KH Yang).Data extraction was independently carried out by two authors (L Li, JH Tian). Disagreements were resolved

2014 Cochrane

153. Statins: proven and associated harms

Statins: proven and associated harms [89] Statins: proven and associated harms | Therapeutics Initiative Independent Healthcare Evidence > > [89] Statins: proven and associated harms (Jul-Sept 2003) concluded that “Statins provide a cardiovascular and total mortality benefit for patients with clinically evident occlusive vascular disease (secondary prevention)” and (Mar-Apr 2010) concluded that “Statins do not have a net health benefit in primary prevention populations”, because they reduce (...) coronary heart disease (CHD) serious adverse events (SAEs), but have no effect on total SAEs. This suggests that there are unidentified SAEs caused by statins that counterbalance the reduction in CHD SAEs. Concerns about SAEs related to HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) were first raised in 2001, when cerivastatin was withdrawn from the market after being linked to over 100 deaths from muscle damage occurring at a rate much higher than other statins. This Letter examines proven and associated

2014 Therapeutics Letter

154. Further Insight Into the Cardiovascular Risk Calculator: The Roles of Statins, Revascularizations, and Underascertainment in the Women's Health Study (Full text)

Further Insight Into the Cardiovascular Risk Calculator: The Roles of Statins, Revascularizations, and Underascertainment in the Women's Health Study While the pooled cohort equations from the recent American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk have overestimated cardiovascular risk in multiple external cohorts, the reasons for the discrepancy are unclear.To determine whether increased use of statins over time, incident (...) % or higher risk. Rates of statin use and revascularizations increased over follow-up time and by risk group, and in sensitivity analyses, we estimated the hypothetical rates if no women were prescribed statins or underwent revascularization procedures. After adjustment for intervention effects of statins and revascularization as well as hypothetical confounding by indication, ratios of predicted to observed rates remained 1.80 or higher in the lower 2 risk groups and over 1.30 higher in the upper 2 risk

2014 EvidenceUpdates PubMed

155. Industry sponsorship bias in research findings: a network meta-analysis of LDL cholesterol reduction in randomised trials of statins. (Full text)

Industry sponsorship bias in research findings: a network meta-analysis of LDL cholesterol reduction in randomised trials of statins. To explore the risk of industry sponsorship bias in a systematically identified set of placebo controlled and active comparator trials of statins.Systematic review and network meta-analysis.Open label and double blind randomised controlled trials comparing one statin with another at any dose or with control (placebo, diet, or usual care) for adults (...) randomised trials were combined using random effects network meta-analyses.We included 183 randomised controlled trials of statins, 103 of which were two-armed or multi-armed active comparator trials. When all of the existing randomised evidence was synthesised in network meta-analyses, there were clear differences in the LDL cholesterol lowering effects of individual statins at different doses. In general, higher doses resulted in higher reductions in baseline LDL cholesterol levels. Of a total of 146

2014 BMJ PubMed

156. Ten-year follow-up after initiation of statin therapy in children with familial hypercholesterolemia. (Full text)

Ten-year follow-up after initiation of statin therapy in children with familial hypercholesterolemia. 25203086 2014 10 01 2016 10 17 1538-3598 312 10 2014 Sep 10 JAMA JAMA Ten-year follow-up after initiation of statin therapy in children with familial hypercholesterolemia. 1055-7 10.1001/jama.2014.8892 Kusters D Meeike DM Department of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Avis Hans J HJ Department of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam

2014 JAMA PubMed

157. Comparative effectiveness of generic and brand-name statins on patient outcomes: a cohort study. (Full text)

Comparative effectiveness of generic and brand-name statins on patient outcomes: a cohort study. Statins are effective in preventing cardiovascular events, but patients do not fully adhere to them.To determine whether patients are more adherent to generic statins versus brand-name statins (lovastatin, pravastatin, or simvastatin) and whether greater adherence improves health outcomes.Observational, propensity score-matched, new-user cohort study.Linked electronic data from medical and pharmacy (...) claims.Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years or older with prescription drug coverage between 2006 and 2008.Initiation of a generic or brand-name statin.Adherence to statin therapy (measured as the proportion of days covered [PDC] up to 1 year) and a composite outcome comprising hospitalization for an acute coronary syndrome or stroke and all-cause mortality. Hazard ratios (HRs) and absolute rate differences were estimated.A total of 90,111 patients who initiated a statin during the study was identified

2014 Annals of Internal Medicine PubMed

158. Statins for acute coronary syndrome. (PubMed)

Statins for acute coronary syndrome. The early period following the onset of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) represents a critical stage of coronary heart disease, with a high risk of recurrent events and deaths. The short-term effects of early treatment with statins on patient-relevant outcomes in patients suffering from ACS are unclear. This is an update of a review previously published in 2011.To assess the effects, both harms and benefits, of early administered statins in patients with ACS (...) , in terms of mortality and cardiovascular events.We updated the searches of CENTRAL (2013, Issue 3), MEDLINE (Ovid) (1946 to April Week 1 2013), EMBASE (Ovid) (1947 to 2013 Week 14), and CINAHL (EBSCO) (1938 to 2013) on 12 April 2013. We applied no language restrictions. We supplemented the search by contacting experts in the field, by reviewing the reference lists of reviews and editorials on the topic, and by searching trial registries.Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing statins with placebo

2014 Cochrane

159. Non-cardiovascular effects associated with statins. (Full text)

Non-cardiovascular effects associated with statins. Statins form the pharmacologic cornerstone of the primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. In addition to beneficial cardiovascular effects, statins seem to have multiple non-cardiovascular effects. Although early concerns about statin induced hepatotoxicity and cancer have subsided owing to reassuring evidence, two of the most common concerns that clinicians have are myopathy and diabetes. Randomized (...) controlled trials suggest that statins are associated with a modest increase in the risk of myositis but not the risk of myalgia. Severe myopathy (rhabdomyolysis) is rare and often linked to a statin regimen that is no longer recommended (simvastatin 80 mg). Randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses suggest an increase in the risk of diabetes with statins, particularly with higher intensity regimens in people with two or more components of the metabolic syndrome. Other non-cardiovascular effects

2014 BMJ PubMed

160. What statins tell us about the mess in evidence based medicine

What statins tell us about the mess in evidence based medicine What statins tell us about the mess in evidence based medicine – Bad Science Search TED Talk Collected Journalism This Nerdy Book This Great Book T-shirts Categories (3) (4) (6) (45) (28) (6) (16) (190) (5) (20) (52) (88) (2) (1) (2) (1) (677) (4) (14) (2) (37) (4) (9) (3) (11) (6) (3) (16) (13) (1) (6) (8) (6) (6) (3) (13) (2) (2) (27) (1) (2) (6) (1) (7) (8) (3) (1) (4) (12) (1) (3) (20) (2) (13) (1) (20) (15) (4) (1) (20) (1) (1 (...) ) (2) (1) (5) (1) (10) (1) (2) (1) (1) (6) (4) (3) (2) (52) (3) (18) (10) (1) June 30th, 2014 by Ben Goldacre in | Sorry to be absent, I’ve about a zillion big things shortly coming to fruition, at which point expect a deluge. Everyone is having kittens about statins and the BMJ at the moment. Here’s what I wrote as a rabid response on the latest BMJ editorial about it, and a disco soundtrack to keep your attention focused: Statins are a mess: we need better data, and shared decision making I have

2014 Bad Science