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Statin therapy prescribing for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a review of current evidence and challenges

Elnaem, Mohamed Hassan Abdelaziz and Nik Mohamed, Mohamad Haniki and Huri, Hasniza Zaman and Mohd Shah, Azariman Shah and Elkalmi, Ramadan Mohamed Mahmod (2017) Statin therapy prescribing for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a review of current evidence and challenges. Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences, 9 (2). pp. 80-87. ISSN 0976-4879 E-ISSN 0975-7406

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Use of statin therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has been recommended by most clinical guidelines. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among T2DM patients. It has been proved that statins are effective for primary or secondary CVD prophylaxis. Reports have highlighted the underutilization of statins in clinical practice and the suboptimal adherence to guideline recommendations. This review article points to summarize the current evidence confirming the role of statins in T2DM patients and to provide an overview of factors that may affect statins’ prescribing patterns and compliance in clinical practice. Initiatives to enhance statin therapy prescribing should recognize the comprehensive nature of the prescribing process. Attempts to assure proper statin prescribing and utilization can help in achieving better clinical outcomes of statin therapy.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Additional Information: 7472/57497
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clinical practice guidelines, dyslipidemia, prescribing patterns,statins, type 2 diabetes mellitus
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM283 Endocrinotheraphy
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM300 Drugs and their action
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: Dr Mohamed Elnaem
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 14:29
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2022 10:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57497

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