TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Bates, Eric R.
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;8/19/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 2, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
34599504

 

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