2008 - Review: Limited evidence suggests that statins are safe in patients with liver disease

Bates, Eric R.
August 2008
ACP Journal Club;8/19/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 2, p10
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study regarding the use of statins in patients with liver disease and presents the author's views on it. It describes the procedure of the study, which revealed that statins are safe in patients with preexisting liver disease. The author argues that monitoring serum transaminase levels in the general population taking statins is not useful or cost-effective and that it might deprive many patients of the benefits of statin therapy.


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