TITLE

Atorvastatin did not prevent cardiovascular events or death in patients with type 2 diabetes receiving hemodialysis

PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 144 Issue 1, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on a study conducted to examine the efficacy of atorvastatin in preventing cardiovascular events or death in patients with type 2 diabetes receiving hemodialysis. 1255 patients 18 to 80 years of age with type 2 diabetes who had been receiving maintenance hemodialysis for more than 2 years have been studied. 74% of patients took the study drug for 1 year and about 50% took it for 2 years. The groups did not differ for the composite endpoint, all-cause mortality, or cerebrovascular events. Risk for cardiac events was lower with atorvastatin.
ACCESSION #
19515986

 

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