Search Tag: statin

ICU Management

Association between statin and sepsis outcome

2017 02 Oct

A new study published in the journal CHEST suggests that the drug specific effect of statins in sepsis is not correlated to their lipid-lowering potency. The study results are compatible with in vitro experimental findings, according to researchers. "In this population based study, chronic statin treatment prior to sepsis development was associated... Read more

Cardiology Management

Statin Denial Cult: Myths and Lies

2017 24 Jul

In an Editorial published in Annals of Internal Medicine, Steven E. Nissen, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic blames an internet-driven cult for statins' bad reputation with the public. "We are losing the battle for the hearts and minds of our patients to websites developed by people with little or no scientific expertise, who often pedal “natural” or “drug-free”... Read more

Cardiology Management

Statin Dose, Timing May Improve Heart Surgery Outcomes

2017 20 Mar

Patients adhering to prescribed statin medication before heart surgery may significantly improve survival following the operation, according to new research published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Patients stop taking certain medications before heart surgery to avoid any adverse health effects. But this study shows that patients should continue... Read more

Cardiology Management

Statin vs Nonstatin Therapies for Lowering LDL-C

2016 27 Sep

A study was conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School to evaluate the association between lowering LDL-C and relative cardiovascular risk reduction across different statin and nonstatin therapies. The study is published in JAMA . LDL-C is an established risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It is widely... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Review Names Top Selling And Most Prescribed Drugs

2014 07 Nov

A 12-month review of pharmaceutical drugs by research firm IMS reveals that the cholesterol-lowering drug rosuvastatin (Crestor from AstraZeneca) edged out the hypothyroid drug levothyroxine (Synthroid from AbbVie) to claim the position of the most prescribed drug in the US. The antipsychotic drug aripiprazole (Abilify by Otsuke Pharmaceutical) was... Read more