Horizon Scanning: Pitavastatin versus pravastatin for LDL cholesterol reduction in HIV infected adults with dyslipidaemia

Source: BioSpace Area: News According to a report in BioSpace, results of a comparative superiority study investigating pitavastatin 4mg versus pravastatin 40mg in adult HIV infected patients with dyslipidaemia met its primary endpoint, percent reduction in LDL cholesterol, and reported that, after 12 weeks of therapy, pitavastatin had a significantly greater decrease in LDL cholesterol compared with pravastatin (pitavastatin 31% vs. pravastatin 21% reduction, p
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Conclusion: Use of 5-ASA was not associated with a lowered cancer risk in Chinese IBD patients. Addition of statin/aspirin provided no additional benefit.Key summaryInflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are associated with increased risk of both intestinal and extra- intestinal cancers.Various medications including 5-aminosalicylate acid (5-ASA), statins and aspirin have been studied for their chemoprevention effects. However, most studies focused on colorectal cancer only and showed conflicting evidence. No studies so far looked at the effects of these medications on all cancer...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
If you have a CT heart scan score (also called coronary calcium score), what effect do statin cholesterol drugs have on stopping or slowing the increase in score? (Increasing scores pose increasing risk for heart attack and other cardiac events.) NONE. If you do nothing at all, the score increases by 25% per year, on average. If you take a statin drug, aspirin, and follow a low-fat diet, what my colleagues call “optimal medical therapy,” the score increases . . . 25% per year—no difference. Yet this is the “solution” that conventional doctors push on their patients, a “treatment” t...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Open cholesterol coronary calcium ct scan do statin drugs reduce heart scan scores reduce coronary calcium reverse coronary calcium reverse heart disease undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs
Fight Aging! publishes news and commentary relevant to the goal of ending all age-related disease, to be achieved by bringing the mechanisms of aging under the control of modern medicine. This weekly newsletter is sent to thousands of interested subscribers. To subscribe or unsubscribe from the newsletter, please visit: https://www.fightaging.org/newsletter/ Longevity Industry Consulting Services Reason, the founder of Fight Aging! and Repair Biotechnologies, offers strategic consulting services to investors, entrepreneurs, and others interested in the longevity industry and its complexities. To find out m...
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High levels of plaque calcification on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) scans...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA, functional tests stratify heart disease risk by age Onsite FFR-CT tops CCTA in detecting coronary stenosis CCTA reveals statins may lower mortality in low-risk CAD CCTA biomarker may predict mortality from heart disease CCTA biomarker spots high-risk plaques in heart disease
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Abstract Objective: To evaluate clinical associations of anti-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (anti-HMGCR) antibody (Ab) and statin exposure in necrotizing myopathy (NM) patients.Methods: NM without a known myositis-specific autoantibody (MSA) was ascertained from a large single-centre myositis database between 1985 and 2012. A comparison NM cohort included 32 anti-SRP+ autoantibody patients, and other control groups included 74 non-NM myositis patients and 21 non-myositis controls. Sera from all cases and controls were tested using a validated anti-HMGCR enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Clinical f...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Scand J Rheumatol Source Type: research
Researchers are using artificial intelligence to measure a common marker of heart disease via lung cancer screenings. The research was presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Low-dose chest CT is approved for lung cancer screening in high-risk people, such as long-time smokers. While these CT scans are intended to diagnose lung cancer, coronary artery calcium, a measure of plaque in the arteries, is also visible on CT. The coronary artery calcium score derived from CT is a well-established measure that helps doctors decide who should get cholesterol-lowering preventive medicatio...
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The combination of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) scans and functional tests...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FFR-CT beats CCTA for assessing heart disease outcomes CCTA reveals statins may lower mortality in low-risk CAD CCTA biomarker may predict mortality from heart disease SCOT-HEART: CCTA cuts risk of heart attack, death by 41% CCTA biomarker spots high-risk plaques in heart disease
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Publication date: Available online 30 October 2019Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional RadiologyAuthor(s): Timothy C. Huber, Nicole Keefe, James Patrie, Margaret C. Tracci, Daniel Sheeran, John F. Angle, Luke R. WilkinsAbstractPurposeTo evaluate psoas muscle area (PMA) as a predictor of all-cause mortality after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and compare it with other predictor variables.Material and MethodsRetrospective review of 407 patients who underwent EVAR over a 7-year period was performed. Demographics, comorbidity variables, and outcomes were collected. Preprocedure computed tomography scans were us...
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
We examined human lung tissue from COPD patients and normal control subjects, and found a substantial increase in p16-expressing alveolar cells in COPD patients. Using a transgenic mouse deficient for p16, we demonstrated that lungs of mice lacking p16 were structurally and functionally resistant to CS-induced emphysema due to activation of IGF1/Akt regenerative and protective signaling. Fat Tissue Surrounds Skeletal Muscle to Accelerate Atrophy in Aging and Obesity https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/09/fat-tissue-surrounds-skeletal-muscle-to-accelerate-atrophy-in-aging-and-obesity/ Researchers her...
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In conclusion, in the absence of obesity, visceral adipose tissue possesses a pronounced anti-inflammatory phenotype during aging which is further enhanced by exercise. Methods of Inducing Cellular Damage are Rarely Relevant to Aging, and the Details Matter https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/08/methods-of-inducing-cellular-damage-are-rarely-relevant-to-aging-and-the-details-matter/ One of the major challenges in aging research is determining whether or not models of cellular or organismal damage and its consequences are in any way relevant to the natural processes of aging. One can hit a brick with...
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