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Abnormally high levels of lipids (cholesterol, triglycerides) in the blood. NIH - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and National Library of Medicine

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Xuezhikang capsule for hyperlipidemia: a systematic review

Bibliographic details: Wang WX, Chen KJ.  Xuezhikang capsule for hyperlipidemia: a systematic review. Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine 2006; 6(5): 352-360

Effectiveness and safety of zhibitai versus atorvastatin for hyperlipidemia: a systematic review

Bibliographic details: Tian JP, Wen ZH, Guo XF, Zheng G, LV C, Jiang M, Zhang C, Lv A.  Effectiveness and safety of zhibitai versus atorvastatin for hyperlipidemia: a systematic review. Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine 2013; 13(9): 1116-1122 Available from: http://www.cjebm.org.cn/oa/DArticle.aspx?type=view&id=20130915

Sensitivity of patient outcomes to pharmacist interventions. Part III: systematic review and meta-analysis in hyperlipidemia management

BACKGROUND: Hyperlipidemia increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and control is pivotal for preventing disease complications. Multidisciplinary interventions, including those performed by pharmacists, are important for improving patients' outcomes.

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Professions allied to medicine, such as nurses, midwives and dietiticians, can effectively incorporate clinical guidelines to improve patient care

The issuing of clinical guidelines to nurses, midwives, dieticians and other health‐care professionals allied to medicine may reduce variations in practice and improve patient care. This review found that, despite limited research, there is some evidence that guidelines can improve care and that professional roles can be substituted effectively, for instance a nurse can perform the function of a physician in certain circumstances. Such interventions offer the possibility of reduced costs but further research is needed in all areas of this topic.

Drugs for preventing recurrent stroke and other vascular events in people who have already had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack

Question: We wanted to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of PPAR‐γ agonists versus placebo in the secondary prevention of stroke and related vascular events for people who have already had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack.

Co‐formulated abacavir‐lamivudine‐zidovudine for treating HIV infection and AIDS

The primary objective of this review was to evaluate the antiviral efficacy of co‐formulated abacavir‐lamivudine‐zidovudine for initial treatment of HIV infection. The secondary objectives were to evaluate the safety and tolerability of the triple drug combination. We identified 15 potentially eligible studies, four of which met our inclusion criteria. Our findings indicate that co‐formulated abacavir‐lamivudine‐zidovudine remains a viable option for initiating antiretroviral therapy, especially in HIV‐infected patients with pre‐existing hyperlipidaemia and those who do not tolerate ritonavir.

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More about Hyperlipidemia

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Also called: Hyperlipidaemia, Lipidaemia, Lipidemia, HLD

See Also: Hypercholesterolemia

Other terms to know:
Blood Cholesterol, Lipids, Triglycerides

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