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2013-05-24 13:52:41

But some statins can reduce risk of diabetes Treatment with high potency statins (especially atorvastatin and simvastatin) may increase the risk of developing diabetes, suggests a paper published today on bmj.com. Statins are among the most widely prescribed medications for the prevention of cardiovascular events. Although tolerated well, an association with new-onset diabetes has recently been suggested. One trial suggested a 27% increased risk of diabetes with rosuvastatin whereas...

2013-04-13 23:01:48

The Firm is currently investigating Zocor lawsuits on behalf of individuals who suffered serious Zocor side effects. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 13, 2013 Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a new study is raising additional concerns about possible Zocor side effects, specifically kidney damage. The study, which was published online on March 19 in the British Medical Journal, found that patients treated with higher doses of statins like Zocor were 34% more likely to be hospitalized...

2013-03-20 15:43:43

Risk remains elevated for 2 years after initiation Research: Use of high potency statins and rates of admission for acute kidney injury: multicenter, retrospective observational analysis of administrative databases Editorial: Statins in acute kidney injury: friend or foe? Patients taking high potency statins for high blood pressure are at a 34% higher risk of being hospitalized for acute kidney injury (AKI), compared with those taking low potency statins, a paper published today on...

New Drug Helps Lower High Cholesterol
2012-11-07 07:57:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Statins are the first line of defense for many people with high cholesterol. For some patients, however, statins do not reduce their low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) levels. LDL is considered the "bad cholesterol." Some patients' bodies are unable to tolerate statins, or they simply do not respond sufficiently to the medication. New research from Brigham and Women's Hospital, presented at the 2012 American Heart Association...

Statins At Higher Doses More Effective For Some
2012-10-16 10:22:11

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) recently conducted a comprehensive review and discovered that higher-dose use of particular statins can help treat high cholesterol and other blood lipid problems. In particular, the researchers believe that medications should be considered as an option after patients have tried to manage cholesterol issues with changes in diet and exercise. According to the review´s findings,...

2012-09-19 11:51:49

Despite previous studies suggesting the contrary, statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) may not prevent blood clots (venous thrombo-embolism) in adults, according to a large analysis by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. In 2009, an additional analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial called the JUPITER trial reported that the statin rosuvastatin halved the risk of venous thromboembolic events among apparently healthy adults. However, this finding...


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