Navigation Links
Analysis supports use of risk equations to guide statin therapy
Date:3/29/2014

In an analysis of almost 11,000 patients, an assessment of equations that help guide whether a patient should begin taking a statin (cholesterol lowering medication) found that observed and predicted 5-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risks were similar, suggesting that these equations are helpful for clinical decision making, according to a JAMA study released online to coincide with presentation at the 2014 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) recently published the 2013 Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk. As part of this guideline, a group of experts developed the Pooled Cohort risk equations, which were designed to estimate 10-year risk for nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI; heart attack), coronary heart disease (CHD) death, and nonfatal or fatal stroke, according to background information in the article.

Paul Muntner, Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues examined the Pooled Cohort risk equations in adults (age 45 to 79 years) enrolled in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study between January 2003 and October 2007, and followed up through December 2010. The researchers studied participants for whom atherosclerotic CVD risk may trigger a discussion of statin initiation (patients without clinical atherosclerotic CVD or diabetes, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level between 70 and 189 mg/dL, and not taking statins; n = 10,997). Additional analyses, limited to Medicare beneficiaries (n = 3,333), added atherosclerotic CVD events identified in Medicare claims data.

Among the study population (n=10,997) for whom statin treatment should be considered based on atherosclerotic CVD risk there were 338 events (192 CHD events, 146 strokes). The researchers found that the observed and predicted 5-year atherosclerotic CVD incidence rates were s
'/>"/>

Contact: Nicole Wyatt
nwyatt@uab.edu
205-934-8938
The JAMA Network Journals
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Analysis: 32 years of US filicide arrests
2. Whole genome analysis, stat
3. Analysis of calls to IBD clinic predicts emergency visits and hospitalizations, Pitt finds
4. New analysis finds hempseed oil packed with health-promoting compounds
5. Global In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Market 2013
6. Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast Research Report Available Online by Researchmoz.us
7. Global Sealant Industry & China Aerogel Market Size Analysis in New Research Reports at DeepResearchReports.com
8. Commercial Airport Lighting Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2019
9. PhUSE Working Group Active in Developing Standard Analysis Scripts
10. China Digital Radiography Industry & Global CBCT Market Analysis in a New Research Study Available at DeepResearchReports.com
11. Download Merrill DataSite's Report - Monthly M&A Insider: December 2013 - Analysis of a Mixed M&A Picture
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... measure damaging "brain tsunamis" in injured patients without ... to reality, thanks to pioneering research at the ... research team, led by Jed Hartings, PhD, research ... the UC College of Medicine, has shown that ... brain like tsunami wavescan be measured by the ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... apnea is a potential health risk for millions of Americans, ... the disorder: a "fat" tongue. "This is the first ... tongue of obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea," study senior ... the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, said in a news ... Oct. 1. Sleep apnea is a common disorder in ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Autism is no stranger ... the East African nation is access to clinical services, ... autism diagnostic measure, for example, validated for use in ... small new study, however, researchers at Brown University and ... diagnostic approach that they implemented at two sites in ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... WASHINGTON Legislation passed in 2003 to slow the ... government to treat Medicare patients has had no meaningful ... of researchers in the Journal of Clinical Oncology ... of outpatient chemotherapy to treat colorectal and lung cancers, ... oncologists prescribe those drugs following the implementation of the ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... New York, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 ... and falling demand have hampered growth in the ... Popular diets have caused consumers to moderate their ... growing consumer preferences for premium varieties shrunk the ... bread products. Successful operators proactively responded by introducing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Researchers show EEG's potential to reveal depolarizations following TBI 2Health News:Researchers show EEG's potential to reveal depolarizations following TBI 3Health News:Could a 'Fat Tongue' Be a Factor in Sleep Apnea? 2Health News:New diagnostic approach for autism in Tanzania 2Health News:New diagnostic approach for autism in Tanzania 3Health News:New diagnostic approach for autism in Tanzania 4Health News:Landmark Medicare law had little impact on reducing chemotherapy cost 2Health News:Bread Production in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 2Health News:Bread Production in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 3
... space technology is helping doctors diagnose and monitor ... its early stages, before it causes heart attacks ... the country are using ArterioVision software initially developed ... along with a standardized, painless, non-invasive ultrasound examination ...
... J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research announced $710,000 in ... leveraging existing data and patient populations to initially characterize ... that may differ in onset, progression and response to ... of Parkinson's disease -- for patients, researchers and clinicians ...
... of concern as most of them are related to mental ... problems due to which people abstained from work. ... Development (CIPD) on about 30,000 workers revealed that mental illness ... muscle related problems like bad back. ,The study ...
... N.J., Centocor, Inc. and Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) ... approved a new indication for REMICADE(R) (infliximab) allowing ... (CD) in pediatric patients aged 6 to 17 ... including a corticosteroid, an immunomodulator and primary nutrition ...
... Annual Meeting of the Society for Vascular Surgery, ... worldwide launch of the Cordis AVIATOR (TM) Plus ... for patients with carotid and or renal artery ... and low profile .014 inch rapid exchange (RX) ...
... Ozzy Osbourne says that getting rid of smoking was more ... and alcohol . ,The former hellraiser, who quit ... he has not gotten hooked to smoking again.,He revealed that ... himself with nicotine patches. ,"They're all a b**ger ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:NASA Technology Helps Detect and Treat Heart Disease and Strokes 2Health News:NASA Technology Helps Detect and Treat Heart Disease and Strokes 3Health News:Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $710,000 to Understanding of Parkinson's Disease Subtypes 2Health News:Mental Illness Foremost Reason for Absenteeism 2Health News:Remicade(R) Get Approval for First and Only Biologic Treatment for Pediatric Crohn's Disease 2Health News:New Balloon Catheter Available Worldwide for Carotid and Renal Angioplasty 2
(Date:9/30/2014)... , September 30, 2014 In ... CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid) backflow of the Eldor spinal needle ... the single hole pencil point spinal needles of the ... Spinal anesthesia is an excellent type of ... Urology, General Anesthesia, etc. It is estimated ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Sept. 30, 2014  The orthopedic specialists at Midwest ... 6 orthopedic group by US News & World Report, ... series of free, public seminars to discuss partial and ... world come to see the knee physicians at Midwest ... available at Munster Specialty Surgery Center. ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014  Arena Solutions, the pioneer of cloud-based ... Fall 2014 release, which includes two new modules ... DataExtract – and significant enhancements to ... focused specifically on speeding time to market. They ... complete history of tribal knowledge throughout the supply ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:"Knee Pain Solutions for Active Adults" Complimentary Seminars Open to the Public 2Arena Unveils Unique PLM Collaboration Platform And New Data Extraction Tool 2Arena Unveils Unique PLM Collaboration Platform And New Data Extraction Tool 3Arena Unveils Unique PLM Collaboration Platform And New Data Extraction Tool 4
... Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 A new study ... clinics across the United States witnessed opiate prescriptions for ... 2008.  Dr. Michael Lowenstein, co-medical director for the Waismann ... , warns that this increase signals the gaining popularity ...
... a pioneer in the innovative treatment of extracorporeal ... that the first patient has been enrolled in ... of the company,s photopheresis technology in the treatment ... An estimated 15,000 new patients worldwide are diagnosed ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Rise in Opioid Use for Abdominal Pain Points to Larger Problem Warns Waismann Method Medical Director 2Rise in Opioid Use for Abdominal Pain Points to Larger Problem Warns Waismann Method Medical Director 3First Patient Enrolled in Therakos Phase Two Study for Treatment of Graft-versus-Host Disease 2First Patient Enrolled in Therakos Phase Two Study for Treatment of Graft-versus-Host Disease 3
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: