FDA Approves Amarin's Vascepa for CV Risk Reduction FDA Approves Amarin's Vascepa for CV Risk Reduction

The purified, high-dose form of eicosapentaenoic acid was approved for elevated triglycerides as an add-on to high-dose statins, following a unanimously positive advisory-panel recommendation.FDA Approvals
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

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Authors: Nikolic D, Banach M, Chianetta R, Luzzu LM, Pantea Stoian A, Diaconu CC, Citarrella R, Montalto G, Rizzo M Abstract Introduction: Statins remain the most commonly prescribed lipid-lowering drug class for the treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Their well-recognized side effects are known as statin-associated muscle symptom (SAMS). Some advances in this field have been made in recent years, but the understanding of the mechanisms has lagged. Investigating the specific role of the anti-HMGCR autoantibody, pharmacokinetic genetic variants, characterization of the known phenotypes of statin to...
Source: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Drug Saf Source Type: research
ConclusionThe available evidence indicates that the benefits of engaging in physical activity while on statin medication largely outweigh the risks.
Source: European Journal of Applied Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Bariatric surgery does not confer a uniform improvement in lipid profile in the long term. It does, however, induce efficient weight loss and improvement in diabetic profile, even in those on preoperative statins. PMID: 32241069 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Singapore Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Singapore Med J Source Type: research
Rodolfo Sacco Statins can decrease hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) occurrence, but the magnitude and the predictors of these effects remain unclear. This meta-analysis provides a pooled estimate of the impact of statin use on HCC occurrence. Pooled effects were calculated using a random-effects model by means of the DerSimonian and Laird test. Primary endpoint was the time-dependent correlation between statin use and HCC incidence expressed as hazard ratio (HR), both crude and adjusted. The crude and adjusted odds ratios (OR) for HCC occurrence between statin users and non-users were analyzed. Twenty-five studies with 1...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Authors: Bazarbashi N, Miller M Abstract INTRODUCTION: Icosapent Ethyl (IPE) is a highly purified (>96%) form of eicosapentanoic acid, a marine-derived omega-3 fatty acid known to reduce serum triglyceride levels. Experimental and human studies also support anti-atherosclerotic properties of IPE including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, endothelial and plaque stabilizing effects. In the Reduction of Cardiovascular Events with Icosapent Ethyl-Intervention Trial (REDUCE-IT)l),the addition of 4 grams IPE daily resulted in a 25% reduction in cardiovascular events beyond statins and other standard of care therapies. ...
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
Source: Patient Preference and Adherence - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Patient Preference and Adherence Source Type: research
Anaplasma phagocytophilum (AP) is the causative agent of human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA), a tick-borne illness with highest incidence in north-eastern regions of the United States. This condition presents with vague constitutional symptoms and has been associated with laboratory derangements such as leukopenia, thrombocytopenia and transaminitis [1]. Rhabdomyolysis, however, is not one of these associations. There has only been one prior case report in which a patient developed rhabdomyolysis-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) secondary to AP, that too in the setting of concomitant statin use [2].
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Purpose of review The goal of this review is to present recent models of the filtration barrier that may suggest mechanism-based treatments for proteinuric renal disease. The vast majority of renal failure occurs in diseases of glomerular proteinuria. The physiology of the filtration barrier remains incompletely understood, preventing invention of mechanism-based therapies. Research is currently dominated by molecular biology approaches to the kidney instead of engineering-based filtration and transport models. Recent findings Reexamination of two older paradigms (basement membrane and slit diaphragm) and critical ana...
Source: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: RENAL IMMUNOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY: Edited by Agnes B. Fogo Source Type: research
People who initiate statins or antihypertensive medicines are more likely to become obese or physically inactive compared with people who do not, a study published in the  Journal of the American Heart Association suggests. 
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
This article reviews the evidence base and recommendations for medical management for secondary stroke prevention. RECENT FINDINGS Recent developments for secondary stroke prevention include evidence to support the use of short-term dual antiplatelet therapy after minor stroke and transient ischemic attack, direct oral anticoagulants for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, reversal agents for direct oral anticoagulant–associated hemorrhage, and aspirin rather than presumptive anticoagulation with a direct oral anticoagulant for embolic stroke of undetermined source. SUMMARY Most strokes are preventable. The mainst...
Source: CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: REVIEW ARTICLES Source Type: research
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