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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...

2013-02-14 08:30:16

WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey conducted by AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) of more than 2000 American adults reveals that only 1 in 5 (20 percent) respondents consider themselves at increased risk for atherosclerosis-a progressive disease where plaque builds up in the arteries slowly over time.*( )The survey also revealed that only 21 percent of respondents could correctly identify all 6 surveyed atherosclerosis risk factors (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes,...

2013-01-24 12:27:03

OTTAWA, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Health Canada is informing Canadians of a labelling update for all cholesterol-lowering drugs (also known as statins) regarding the risk of increased blood sugar levels and a small increased risk of diabetes among patients already at risk for the disease. Based on the review of all available data, Health Canada concluded that the risk of diabetes appears to be mainly in patients with pre-existing risk factors for diabetes, such as high levels of glucose...

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...

2012-08-23 23:19:44

A study from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, published August 22 online by PLoS ONE, reports that muscle problems reported by patients taking statins were related to the strength or potency of the given cholesterol-lowering drugs. Adverse effects such as muscle pain and weakness, reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were related to a statin's potency, or the degree by which it typically lowers cholesterol at commonly prescribed doses....

Debate Looms Over Statin Use: Good For The Heart, Bad For Blood Sugar
2012-08-10 10:52:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Millions of people take statins to reduce the risk of stroke or heart attack. Yet, a debate looms whether the benefit of the widely-used drugs outweigh the risk associated with the onset of type 2 diabetes. A report in The Lancet states that the benefits are worth the risk to those who are already prone to the blood sugar disease; while other research warns that in people who are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, taking statins...

2012-07-31 23:02:53

Adding to its numerous research studies, Optimum Clinical Research has started studying a human antibody´s effect on high cholesterol, currently seeking patients for clinical study. SALT LAKE CITY (PRWEB) July 31, 2012 Researchers at Optimum Clinical Research are embarking on a medical study analyzing the effects of a human antibody on high cholesterol. Jared Shields, recruitment coordinator at Optimum Clinical Research, said the study could provide cardiologists a powerful tool to...

2012-07-31 23:01:19

According to court documents, on June 1st, 2012, Danielle Woolens filed a lawsuit in the Louisiana Eastern District Court (case no. 2:2012cv01408) alleging that Zocor led to kidney failure for the plaintiff. Zocor, which is also known by the generic name “Simvastatin”, manufactured by Merck Pharmaceuticals, is used to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol (HDL). In June 2011, the FDA posed restrictions in the use of the highest approved dose of the...