FCS Announcement

We are collecting anonymised information on patients with familial chylomicronaemia syndrome (FCS)/multifactorial chylomicronaemia syndrome (MCS) as a service evaluation & quality improvement project. The project aims to improve understanding of natural history of FCS and to validate the use of FCS scoring algorithm. The project is approved by Manchester University …

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Posticipato 3-4 Settembre 2020 1st JOINT MEETING WITH THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR FAMILIAL HYPERCHOLESTEROLAEMIA (A.N.I.F. Italia) TWENTY YEARS CELEBRATION Advanced Course on Clinical Lipidology, Metabolicdisorders, and atherosclerosis preventionFocus on novel drugs and therapeutic apheresis Corso Avanzato di Lipidologia Clinica, Disturbi del metabolismoe prevenzione dell’aterosclerosiFocus sui nuovi farmaci e sull’aferesi terapeutica …

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E-ISFA 2020 Announcement

3rd Congress of the European Group – International Society for Apheresis (E-ISFA) Dresden, March 19 to 21, 2020 Congress Topics Recent progress in lipoprotein apheresis Homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia Lipoprotein(a) Competition with drugs Plasma exchange Immunoadsorption – indications, results, future perspectives Experience with extracorporeal therapy in children and during pregnancy Apheresis Registries …

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LipidClub 2019

14th Lipid Club and Therapeutic Apheresis 2019 Udine, 30-31 Maggio 2019 ADVANCED COURSE ON CLINICAL LIPIDOLOGY, METABOLIC DISORDERS AND THERAPEUTIC APHERESIS PROGRAMMA DEFINITIVO La notizia su PrimaPaginaNews  

Ipercolesterolemia familiare: una “Call to Action” globale per migliorare la diagnosi

La federazione FH Europe, riunita a Parigi per il suo meeting annuale, contribuirà alla revisione delle politiche mondiali sulla patologia in occasione del Congresso Mondiale di Cardiologia, il mese prossimo a Dubai Parigi – Un’altra generazione di pazienti con ipercolesterolemia familiare (FH) non può essere lasciata indifesa, in balia delle malattie cardiache. Secondo …

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The lipid-lowering effects of lomitapide are unaffected by adjunctive apheresis in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia – a post-hoc analysis of a Phase 3, single-arm, open-label trial.

OBJECTIVE: Lomitapide (a microsomal triglyceride transfer protein inhibitor) is an adjunctive treatment for homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (HoFH), a rare genetic condition characterised by elevated low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), and premature, severe, accelerated atherosclerosis. Standard of care for HoFH includes lipid-lowering drugs and lipoprotein apheresis. We conducted a post-hoc analysis using data …

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The role of microparticles in inflammation and transfusion: a concise review

Abstract Microparticles are small membrane-bound vesicles, found in body fluids including peripheral blood. Microparticles are an intrinsic part of blood labile products delivered to transfused patients and have active roles in inflammation. They are delimited by a lipid bilayer composed mainly of phospholipids, cholesterol, membrane-associated proteins, intracellular components such as metabolic enzymes, proteins-involved …

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Implementing American Heart Association Pediatric and Adult Nutrition Guidelines

A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association Nutrition Committee of the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, and Council for High Blood Pressure Research Read More

Androgen levels in women with various forms of ovarian dysfunction: associations with cardiometabolic features

Studyquestion: Are differences in androgen levels among women with various forms of ovarian dysfunction associated with cardiometabolic abnormalities? summaryanswer: Androgen levels differed substantially between women with and without ovarian dysfunction, and increased androgen levels were associated with impaired cardiometabolic features in all women irrespective of their clinical condition. what is …

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Statin Intolerance: Diagnosis and Remedies

Abstract Despite the efficacy of statins in reducing cardiovascular events in both primary and secondary prevention, the adherence to statin therapy is not optimal, mainly due to the occurrence of muscular adverse effects. Several risk factors may concur to the development of statin-induced myotoxicity, including patient-related factors (age, sex, and race), statin properties (dose, …

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