Special Issue "Current and Emerging Uses of Statins in Clinical Therapeutics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2019) | Viewed by 18242
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
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- Skeletal muscle
- Glucose tolerance