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Continued statin therapy after an adverse reaction lowers risk for death

July 24, 2017

The benefits of statin therapy, including reduced incidence of cardiovascular events and death, were maintained in patients who continued therapy despite an adverse reaction to the statin, according to findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

“Uncertainty exists regarding whether continued statin therapy after an adverse reaction is as beneficial as statin treatment in patients who tolerate these medications well,” Huabing Zhang, MD, from Peking Union Medical College Hospital in China, and colleagues wrote. “Improving our understanding of the benefits and risks of continuing statin treatment after an initial adverse reaction is critical to helping patients and their clinicians make informed decisions regarding statin management.”

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USPSTF releases draft recommendation on ovarian cancer screening

July 18, 2017
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a draft recommendation against screening for ovarian cancer in women without signs or symptoms of the disease, except…
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Vitamin D3 more effective than D2 in preventing deficiency

July 12, 2017
Vitamin D3 is superior to vitamin D2 in raising total vitamin D levels and thus may be the preferential form to prevent deficiency and optimize vitamin status, according…
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USPSTF: Individualize behavioral counseling for CVD prevention

July 11, 2017
The decision to offer or refer adults without cardiovascular risk factors to behavioral counseling to promote a healthful diet and physical activity should be…
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