TITLE

COMMENTARY: Lipid-lowering reduce cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetes

AUTHOR(S)
Gami, Apoor S.
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 141 Issue 3, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a commentary on the study, which concluded that lipid-lowering reduce cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetes. Recent guidelines recommended lipid-lowering therapy for all patients with diabetes. However, direct evidence to support this recommendation was lacking [2]. The study in question incorporated the latest data (some unpublished) in this meta-analysis and provides new and important insights into the role of lipid-lowering agents in these patients. The meta-analysis is well designed but lacks assessment of publication bias, quality assessments of trials, and adequate subgroup analyses to test explanations for between-trial differences.
ACCESSION #
15303581

 

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