Latest JUPITER trial Stories

2010-11-16 21:58:37

Rolling back suggestions from previous studies, a Johns Hopkins study of 950 healthy men and women has shown that taking daily doses of a cholesterol-lowering statin medication to protect coronary arteries and ward off heart attack or stroke may not be needed for everyone.

2010-09-28 20:58:08

Average C-reactive protein (CRP) values vary in diverse populations — possibly impacting how doctors estimate cardiovascular risk and determine statin treatment.

2010-09-28 13:52:58

A new analysis suggests that broader statin use among adult patients may be a cost-effective way to prevent heart attack and stroke.

2010-07-26 13:04:28

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is concerned that interpretations of a paper about cholesterol, published in the Lancet (1), could act to deter ongoing research efforts into developing new therapeutic strategies to increase high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.

2010-06-30 09:34:05

A meta-analysis of previously published studies finds no evidence that statins are associated with a reduced risk of death among individuals at risk for but with no history of cardiovascular disease.

2010-06-29 11:00:00

On Monday, researchers said they did not find evidence that cholesterol-reducing drugs can help extend the life of patients at risk of heart disease.

2010-06-24 15:39:33

C-reactive protein (CRP) is used to assess disease activity in diverse inflammatory disorders including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

2010-06-02 15:11:13

Prognostic markers provide tools for discriminating between groups of patients who are at different risks of a particular outcome, and therefore should help clinicians to manage disease.

2010-05-03 14:54:46

New study finds post-operative statin use decreases the need for revision surgery.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.