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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...l profile is out of whack, treatment with a simple statin drug can reduce that risk. Our goal is to develop a similar kind of testing and treatment to keep the brain in balance.” Researchers and physicians at Mayo Clinic’s sites in Florida, Minnesota and Arizona are studying various aspects of Alzheimer’s....

Good News for Sufferers of Heart Attack, Chest Pain

...83 percent of ACS patients in the study received a statin in 2006, when virtually all such patients should receive the cholesterol-lowering drug. And only 53 percent of STEMI patients received emergency angioplasty, when it has repeatedly been shown to be life-saving in such patients. "The U.S. especiall...

Angioplasty Reduces Long-term Cardiac Risk in Heart Patients With 'silent' Ischemia

...patients received 100 mg. per day of aspirin and a statin (cholesterol-lowering) drug. Follow-up ended on May 23, 2006. Patients in the PCI group experienced 27 major adverse cardiac events during an average follow-up of 10.2 years. During the same period, 67 adverse cardiac events occurred in the anti-is...

Statins may Help Treat Hepatitis C Patients

...ients who improved their abnormal ALT levels after statin therapy and the number of patients who maintained their normal ALT levels after initiation of statin therapy. Of the abnormal ALT group, 12 had improved ALT and one stayed unchanged. Of the 47 beginnin...

Medical College Students Help Change Global Health Policy

...he interest of generic firms in producing it. Such statin medicines have been shown to lower low-density lip...hropic foundations can donate large numbers of the statin drug to the national pharmaceutical inventories of developing countries. Furthermore, generic vers...

Simple Tool Developed for Diabetics to Improve Compliance With Medications

...elt empowered to participate in deciding whether a statin would be appropriate for them,' Dr. Montori says. ...n-aid users, the number of patients still taking a statin after three months increased threefold. The decision aid had a greater impact on patients with a hig...

Mix of Disease Process in Brain Leads to Dementia

...oing trials cover a range of interventions such as statin drugs, vitamins and exercise....

Good News for Sufferers of Heart Attack, Chest Pain

...83 percent of ACS patients in the study received a statin in 2006, when virtually all such patients should receive the cholesterol-lowering drug. And only 53 percent of STEMI patients received emergency angioplasty, when it has repeatedly been shown to be life-saving in such patients. "The U.S. especiall...

Local Councils Should Be Responsible for Tackling Health Inequalities

...ppetite of acute services, beyond the quick fix of statin prescriptions, and in the clarity of a single organisation with clear accountability and leadership as an agent of public health. He suggests that the extra resources could come from acute care. Local councils would then decide whether to transfer ...

The Flu- More Than Just That

...ly a small minority were receiving flu vaccines or statin drugs, so this enabled us to see what happened naturally in the absence of these medicines," Madjid explained. The researchers found that 11,892 people died from heart attacks and 23,000 died from chronic heart disease.Deaths from heart attacks inc...

New Research Shows That Flu is a Trigger of Heart Attacks

...ly a small minority were receiving flu vaccines or statin drugs, so this enabled us to see what happened naturally in the absence of these medicines," said Prof Madjid. "Relying on autopsy reports rather than death certificates enabled us to be much more accurate about the cause of death, because doctors of...

New Therapy for Lipid Disorder Demonstrates Varied Results

...-C, the 'bad' cholesterol) received placebo or the statin drug atorvastatin for four weeks, then placebo or LY518674 (in one of 2 doses, 10 or 50 micrograms) for 12 more weeks. The patients were randomized between August 2005 and August 2006. 'Efficacy in an atherogenic dyslipidemia population was general...

Statins Linked to Lower Risk of Infection

...the overall absolute risk is relatively small, the statin group’s risk is dramatically lower,” says Rajesh G...une system, but what that is exactly, and how many statin users it affects, is still not widely understood.” Statins may regulate the immune response to in...

Implications of Statin Therapy in Bladder Cancer Patients

...th BCG. Of the 84 patients, 19 were also receiving statin therapy. After a median follow-up of 46 months, it appeared that patients receiving statin therapy had a higher incidence of disease progression (10 of 19 (53%) versus 12 of 65 (18%), p = 0.0...

Fish Oil in Combination With Statins Cuts Risk of Major Coronary Events

...g omega-3 fatty acid or eicosapentaenoic acid with statin therapy, in reducing the risk of major coronary ev...e rate of major coronary events by 19%. The use of statin alone did not prove as good. Eicosapentaenoic acid, (EPA) was beneficial to patients suffering uns...

Statin Drugs and Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer

... cancer. In fact, some studies inversely associate statin use with breast and colorectal cancers, but others... men in a longitudinal health study with regard to statin use and risk of prostate cancer (CaP) and reported their findings in the December 20, 2006 issue of ...

Statin Therapy Cuts Bad Cholesterol Unprecedented 70 Percent

...y Heart Center in Houston shows that a combination statin therapy lowers bad cholesterol by an unprecedented...argest reduction in bad cholesterol ever seen in a statin clinical trial. Cardiologists have long recognized the challenge in helping high-risk patients reach...

Role of Cholesterol in Alzheimer’s Disease Unclea

...onships among cholesterol, cognitive function, and statin therapy. Source-NewswiseBR>SRM...

Statins Aid Survival in Lung Patients, Say Experts

...a sub-clinical form of ischaemic heart disease and statin treatment could improve their survival," Soyseth says. They monitored the impact of statins on 845 COPD patients whose symptoms had worsened over a three-year period after they had been released from hospital. AN...

New Therapy to Treat Patients With Severely Elevated Cholesterol Levels

...tein B levels by 56% from baseline. In contrast to statin drugs, which have relatively little effect on cholesterol levels in homozygous FH patients, the MTP inhibitor was shown to reduce the liver’s ability to produce LDL. The most notable adverse events in the study were loose stools and elevation of live...

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