Statins can lower cholesterol - but a study has found another surprising health benefit

STATINS are a group of medicines that can help lower the level of cholesterol in the blood. Satins can also be taken to prevent heart disease, including heart attacks and strokes. Now, a new study has found that the cheap pills may also help treat ulcerative colitis.
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Dr. Laura Esserman answers the door of her bright yellow Victorian home in San Francisco’s Ashbury neighborhood with a phone at her ear. She’s wrapping up one of several meetings that day with her research team at University of California, San Francisco, where she heads the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center. She motions me in and reseats herself at a makeshift home office desk in her living room, sandwiched between a grand piano and set of enormous windows overlooking her front yard’s flower garden. It’s her remote base of operations when she’s not seeing patients or operating at the hospita...
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New J. Chem., 2021, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D1NJ04458C, PaperSattar Shariati, gholamreza khayatian A microfluidic nanopaper-based analytical device ( µNPAD) has been prepared for the determination of cholesterol by using triangular silver nanoprisms (T-AgNPrs). We have developed a simple enzyme-based biosensor that can detect... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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This study examines a subset of patients whose course was complicated by rectal stump leaks after initial subtotal colectomy.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Colon and Rectal Surgery Source Type: research
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients are challenging to manage perioperatively due to disease complexity and multiple comorbidities. This retrospective multicenter database study aims to assess factors associated with extended length of stay in post-surgical IBD patients.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Colon and Rectal Surgery Source Type: research
Frailty has previously been shown to predict adverse outcomes in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) including higher rates of myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, and mortality. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) has moved to supporting the 5-item modified frailty index (mFI-5). We aimed to determine if using this index would demonstrate a similar outcome profile in frail patients undergoing CEA.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Vascular Surgery Source Type: research
This study aims to report outcomes of blunt and penetrating extracranial carotid trauma from the American Association of Surgery for Trauma (AAST) PROspective Observational Vascular Injury Trial (PROOVIT) registry.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Vascular Surgery Source Type: research
This study explores the factors associated with discharge to non-home destinations after CEA, and outcomes after discharge.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Vascular Surgery Source Type: research
Antiplatelet agents and statins have improved the medical management of internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis since the publication of the ACAS trial. Yet, little is published about the natural history of medically managed patients with carotid stenosis. Stroke incidence and mortality associated with carotid stenosis remains high in the southeastern US. We sought to determine the outcomes of patients diagnosed with>70% ICA stenosis treated with medical management alone.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Vascular Surgery Source Type: research
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) are accepted revascularization modalities to treat carotid artery disease. Higher incidences of perioperative adverse neurological events and death have been reported in transfemoral CAS patients. Transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) is a newer operative technique that involves direct transcervical carotid access, minimizing the risk of embolic stroke via cerebral blood flow reversal. Perioperative stroke, myocardial infarction (MI), and death rates have been shown to be similar between TCAR and CEA, with TCAR having less complications.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Vascular Surgery Source Type: research
Geng-Hong Xia1†, Chao You1,2†, Xu-Xuan Gao1, Xiu-Li Zeng1, Jia-Jia Zhu1, Kai-Yu Xu3, Chu-Hong Tan1, Ruo-Ting Xu1, Qi-Heng Wu1, Hong-Wei Zhou3, Yan He4*‡ and Jia Yin1*‡ 1Department of Neurology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China 2Department of Neurology, The First People's Hospital of Zunyi, Zunyi, China 3State Key Laboratory of Organ Failure Research, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China 4Microbiome Medicine Center, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical Univ...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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