NPC Archive Item: NICE publishes guidance on CV risk assessment and lipid modification

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. NICE Clinical Guideline 67: Cardiovascular risk assessment and the modification of blood lipids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease NICE recommends using simvastatin 40 mg as […]

NPC Archive Item: Ezetimibe▼ doesn’t ENHANCE statins

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. What is this about? The results (login required) of the ENHANCE Study have found no significant difference between the combination of ezetimibe▼ and simvastatin compared to simvastatin alone in […]

NPC Archive Item: Is switching from atorvastatin harmful?

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. Philips B et al.  Switching statins: the impact on patient outcomes.  Br J Cardiol 2007; 14: 280-5 What is the story here? This is the full paper publication of […]

NPC Archive Item: Statins for all patients with diabetes?

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. Cholesterol Treatment Trialist’s Collaborators. Efficacy of cholesterol-lowering in 18,686 people with diabetes in 14 randomised trials of statins: a meta-analysis. Lancet 2008;371: 117–25 What is the background to this? […]

NPC Archive Item: January Drug Safety Update from MHRA/CHM

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. The Drug Safety Update is an NHS Evidence accredited provider The MHRA and CHM have published the latest issue of Drug Safety Update (7th January 2008). This contains information […]

NPC Archive Item: NPC Podcast – 13th September 2007

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. Switching statins – hype over substance. A negative study of atorvastatin in type 2 diabetes. Blood pressure in type 2 diabetes. COPD, steroids and pneumonia. [podcast]http://www.npc.nhs.uk/podcast/NPCiPodcast13thSept07.mp3[/podcast] Subscribe to the […]

NPC Archive Item: NPC Podcast – 25th August 07

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. Aspirin or warfarin in atrial fibrillation? Acupuncture in osteoarthritis Do high dose statins have advantages in older people? [podcast]http://www.npc.nhs.uk/podcast/NPCiPodcast_1_32bit.mp3[/podcast] Subscribe to the NPC podcast via the iTunes store Subscribe […]