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Special Issue "Current and Emerging Uses of Statins in Clinical Therapeutics"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Pharmacology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Steen Larsen

Xlab, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Interests: statins; side-effects; myalgia; skeletal muscle; glucose toelrance

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Statins are one of the most sold drugs worldwide. Atherosclerosis is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), and statin therapy is used in the prevention of CVD. Statins are usually well tolerated, but some adverse effects are seen. One of the most common adverse-effects is muscle pain ranging from myalgia to rhabdomyolysis. In 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added to the safety labels of statins that a potential increased risk of elevated blood glucose concentrations and a new-onset of diabetes were observed with statin treatment. The mechanisms behind these adverse effects are unknown.

This Special Issue from Journal of Clinical Medicine will focus on the use of statins clinical therapeutics and the adverse effects seen with statin treatment.

Dr. Steen Larsen
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Statin
  • Skeletal muscle
  • Glucose tolerance
  • Myalgia

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