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Determinants of cholesterol goal attainment at 12 months in patients with hypercholesterolaemia not at consensus goal after 3 months of treatment with lipid-lowering drugs
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology.
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2007 (English)In: International journal of clinical practice (Esher), ISSN 1368-5031, E-ISSN 1742-1241, Vol. 61, no 8, 1410-1414 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Less than half of patients in Scandinavian societies achieve target cholesterol values established by consensus coronary prevention panels.

Methods and results: Using logistic regression analysis, we determined that patients not at consensus cholesterol goals after 3 months of treatment using lipid-lowering medications were significantly more likely to achieve these goals at 12 months if they were treated with an active management strategy (changes in lipid-lowering therapy within 3 months), had a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, or initiated lipid-lowering more recently, compared with their counterparts without these factors.

Conclusion: An active management strategy is associated with a higher probability of achieving treatment goals in patients not at goal after 3 months following treatment initiation.

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2007. Vol. 61, no 8, 1410-1414 p.
Keyword [en]
Aged, Antilipemic Agents/*therapeutic use, Cholesterol; LDL/*blood, Cohort Studies, Female, Humans, Hypercholesterolemia/*drug therapy, Male, Middle Aged, Regression Analysis, Retrospective Studies, Sweden, Time Factors, Treatment Outcome
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-14865DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-1241.2007.01468.xISI: 000247906500027PubMedID: 17627716OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-14865DiVA: diva2:42636
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