Dec 1, 2009 Issue
Screening for Lipid Disorders in Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: E.B. is a 50-year-old black woman who comes to your office for weight-loss counseling. She reports that her brother recently had a heart attack at 58 years of age. She does not smoke and takes no medications other than a daily multivitamin.

Dec 1, 2009 Issue
Screening for Lipid Disorders in Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

Screening men: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) strongly recommends screening men 35 years and older for lipid disorders.

Apr 15, 2009 Issue
AAP Clinical Report on Lipid Screening in Children [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a clinical report in July 2008 that recommends lipid screening in children and adolescents with a fasting lipid profile, and focuses on improving childhood and adolescent lipid and lipoprotein concentrations to lower the lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease.

Apr 15, 2009 Issue
White, Opaque Fluid in a Blood Draw [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Mar 1, 2008 Issue
AHA Publishes Statement on Drug Therapy for Lipid Abnormalities in Children and Adolescents [Practice Guidelines]

The American Heart Association (AHA) has published a scientific statement on drug therapy for the treatment of high-risk lipid abnormalities in children and adolescents.

May 1, 2007 Issue
Management of Hypertriglyceridemia [Article]

Hypertriglyceridemia is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events and acute pancreatitis. Along with lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and raising high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, lowering triglyceride levels in high-risk patients (e.g., those with card...

Apr 1, 2006 Issue
CDC Reports on Trends in Cholesterol Screening and Awareness [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a report on the prevalence of cholesterol screening and awareness using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Nov 15, 2005 Issue
Ezetimibe/Simvastatin (Vytorin) for Hypercholesterolemia [STEPS]

Low doses of ezetimibe/simvastatin provide greater improvements in lipid profile than simvastatin or atorvastatin monotherapy. Ezetimibe/simvastatin may be useful in patients who are unable to tolerate high-dose statin therapy. Combination ezetimibe-simvastatin is less expensive than adding ezetimib...

Jul 15, 2005 Issue
Colesevelam (WelChol) for Reduction of LDL Cholesterol [STEPS]

Colesevelam lowers LDL cholesterol levels a small amount (7 to 16 percent) when used alone and provides additional cholesterol lowering when added to statin therapy. It has a slightly beneficial effect on HDL cholesterol levels, has no effect on triglyceride levels, and is well tolerated.

Mar 15, 2005 Issue
Treatment of Cholesterol Abnormalities [Article]

Cardiovascular disease and its subset coronary heart disease are leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States and worldwide. In general, higher levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol are associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, and ...

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