Statins research unfinished saga: desirability versus feasibility
- GPs urged to use statins in every patient with diabetes. Wilkinson, Emma // Pulse;1/12/2004, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p7
Reports on British medical authorities' claim that every diabetic patient should be treated with a statin. Reason behind the recommendation; Effect of statin treatment on cardiovascular risk among diabetics.
- Adherence to Statin Therapy and LDL Cholesterol Goal Attainment by Patients With Diabetes and Dyslipidemia. Parris, Elizabeth S.; Lawrence, David B.; Mohn, Lisa A.; Long, Laura B. // Diabetes Care;Mar2005, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p595
OBJECTIVE -- The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between adherence to statin therapy and LDL cholesterol goal achievement in patients with diabetes and dyslipidemia. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS -- The records of patients being medically treated for dyslipidemia in a managed...
- Statins under-prescribed in high-risk diabetics. Kelly, Brian // Pulse;10/4/2004, Vol. 64 Issue 39, p20
Reports on the underprescription of statins in high-risk diabetes patients in Great Britain. Improvement of secondary prevention.
- New trials confirm benefits of aggressive lipid lowering. Alexander, Walter // Drug Topics;4/19/2004, Vol. 148 Issue 8, p30
Reports on the topics discussed during the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology held in New Orleans, Louisiana, which focused entirely on the use of statin and its effects on problematic diabetes patient population. Entry of new drug class targeting smoking and obesity;...
- The Mighty Multipurpose Statins. Langbein, W. // Diabetes Interview;May2004, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p18
Discusses a study on the effect of cholesterol-lowering statins on risk factors in type 2 diabetes published in the February 2004 issue of the periodical "Diabetes Care." Role of the statin treatment in reducing the cardiovascular complications associated with type 2 diabetes.
- High-dose statins potentially overused for some patients with diabetes. // Cardiology Today;Feb2013, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p24
The article reports that a study by researchers from the University of Michigan Health System and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Ann Arbor Healthcare System which suggests that some patients with diabetes are being overtreated with high-dose statins.
- Risk of incident diabetes with intensive-dose compared with moderate-dose statin therapy: a meta-analysis. // Current Medical Literature: Diabetes;2011, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p137
The article discusses a study which confirmed findings on the increased risk of developing new-onset diabetes through intensive-dose statin therapy when compared to moderate-dose statin therapy based on a meta-analysis of the Justification for the use of Statins in Prevention (JUPITER) trial.
- 'Statins for all' ruing in type 2 diabetes triggers cost fears. Pedder, Cato // Pulse;1/8/2005, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p3
Reports on the support of the National Health Services on the prescription of statins for patients with type 2 diabetes in Great Britain. Benefits of statins; Economic impact of the prescription of statins; Increase in the evidence that statins are worthwhile in patients with diabetes.
- What You Should Know About Statin Use After Menopause. // Heart Advisor;Apr2012, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p5
The article discusses the therapeutic uses of statins. It states that statins are powerful agents in preventing heart attack and they help lower the risk for Alzheimer's disease and age-related decline in lung function. Cardiologist Stephen Nicholas also contents that the overall benefits of...