Navigation Links
Teamwork Unlikely to Improve Cholesterol Levels
Date:3/8/2010

Doctor/pharmacist collaboration made little difference in patient health, study found

MONDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with high cholesterol, joint physician-pharmacist care to help them manage their lipid levels doesn't have a significant impact, a new study finds.

Canadian researchers looked at partnerships where doctors were responsible for prescribing cholesterol-lowering medications and pharmacists provided counseling, requested laboratory tests, monitored the safety and effectiveness of the treatment and adjusted medication as needed. But there was no evidence that this method of patient care had a significant clinical impact on lipid control, the study found.

"In a primary care collaborative model, where community pharmacists are responsible for providing counseling on lifestyle changes and adjusting lipid-lowering medication, patients had more health-professional visits, more laboratory tests and were more likely to have their lipid-lowering treatment modified and report making lifestyle changes," wrote the researchers. "However, this did not translate into significant clinical impact on lipid control."

The study is published online March 8 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

The researchers suggested that future studies should examine the long-term benefits of this type of collaborative care in patients at high risk for coronary heart disease.

More information

The American Heart Association has more about cholesterol.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Canadian Medical Association Journal, news release, March 8, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Coordinated Teamwork, Planning Futuristically And Acting Now Breed Health, Success
2. Teamwork, Technology, and Coordinated Care Improve Outcomes and Lower Costs
3. Graham Packagings Teamwork with Invitrogen Leads to an Award-Winning New Medical Container
4. Teamwork cuts out unnecessary biopsies, researchers find
5. Virus Unlikely to Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
6. Older dental fillings contain form of mercury unlikely to be toxic
7. 2/3 of Australians unlikely to get vaccinated against swine flu
8. Study Shows Hospital Report Cards Unlikely to Spur Improvement
9. Los Angeles fast-food restaurant ban unlikely to cut obesity, study finds
10. Congress Unlikely to Pass Permanent Medicare Physician Payment Fix in 2009, says MedicareSupplementPlans.com
11. Europe Unlikely to Meet Measles Goals: Report
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently ... of Eyeglasses . , Millions of individuals in the United States and Canada ... become a way to both correct vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws ... a new product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula ... , The two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can ... Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey ... cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, ... and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained ... Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 on ... article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo ... such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the world market ... the report includes the following: , World ... Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , World IVD ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , Belgium , June 24, ... VNRX), today announced the appointment of Dr. ... Directors as a Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, ... Audit, Compensation and Nominations and Governance Committees.  As ... Futcher will provide independent expertise and strategic counsel ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function of ... patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep the ... balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients & ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: