Failure to access prescribed pharmaceuticals by older patients with chronic conditions.
ConclusionsAs for statins, the main financial determinant of adherence is cost in the form of prescribed copayments, suggesting that this may apply across many medications.What is known about the topic?Previous studies have shown patients' concern about the costs of pharmaceuticals, and more detailed studies of statins show that the lowest adherence relates to patients facing the highest copayments.What does this paper add?This paper provides support for the contention that the results found for statins broadly apply across more medications used by people with chronic conditions.What are the implications for practitioners?Although practitioners cannot affect legislated copayments, they can consider the costs of options for medications for patients with chronic conditions, especially those general patients who have not reached the safety net, and they can be aware that patients from homes where English is not spoken and patients with high levels of psychological distress are also likely to have low adherence without intervention. PMID: 30827330 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Clinical Liver Disease, Volume 15, Issue 1, Page 40-45, January 2020.
Purpose of review To review the recent evidence from observational/genetic/interventional studies addressing triglycerides and residual cardiovascular risk (CVRisk). Recent findings Large population-based and secondary prevention studies consistently show an association of higher triglycerides with increased CVRisk. This is compounded by genetic studies demonstrating an independent relationship between triglyceride raising or lowering genetic variants affecting triglyceride-rich lipoproteins (TRL) metabolism and CVRisk. Mendelian randomization analysis suggests the benefit of genetic lowering of triglycerides and LDL-...
The pairing of two LDL-C-lowering agents called Nexlizet is indicated for use on top of statins to help adults with established ASCVD or heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia reach their goals.FDA Approvals
CONCLUSIONS: Heterozygous FH is associated with increased risk for stroke, PAD and AoVC. Clinicians should take these non-CHD ASCVD aspects into consideration for optimal management of FH patients. PMID: 32096673 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Previous studies on statins ’ effect on survival of patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) report conflicting results.
Publication date: Available online 26 February 2020Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and LeukemiaAuthor(s): Ben Ponvilawan, Nipith Charoenngam, Thanitsara Rittiphairoj, Patompong Ungprasert
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CONCLUSIONS: Statin therapy was more effective in reducing the cumulative risks of MACE, all-cause death, and TVR in the STEMI group than NSTEMI group in Korean patients with AMI after successful drug-eluting stent implantation. PMID: 32089157 [PubMed - in process]
Data on statin use and risk of multiple myeloma is still conflicting. We performed a systematic review that comprised of terms for “statin” and “multiple myeloma” and identified 10 eligible studies for meta-analysis. The risk of multiple myeloma was significantly lower among statin-users than non-users with the pooled odds ratio of 0.80 (95% CI, 0.68 – 0.93; I2 = 72%).