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2011-10-27 10:32:31

Atorvastatin is safe and may benefit pediatric patients with more severe lupus Atorvastatin therapy was found to be ineffective in reducing atherosclerosis progression in children and adolescents with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Results of the Atherosclerosis Prevention in Pediatric Lupus Erythematosus (APPLE) Trial, now available in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), report that the statin...

2011-10-27 06:25:44

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Women with lupus are 50 times more likely to have a heart attack; and all lupus patients are eight times more likely to develop premature coronary heart disease than the general population. Statins, a class of drug used to lower cholesterol, have been shown to reduce arthrosclerosis progression in adults, but have not been investigated in a pediatric lupus population. Atherosclerosis is a build-up of plaque in the arterial wall which can lead to heart attack and...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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