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Percent low-density lipoprotein cholesterol reduction in clinical trials included in table only if data provided for a specific dosage and not a mean dosage; total number of clinical trials will be more than the number of included trials because some trials studied more than 2 statins nitroglycerin 6.5 mg with mastercard. Statins Page 20 of 128 Final Report Update 5 Drug Effectiveness Review Project From the trials summarized in Table 3 order nitroglycerin 6.5mg visa, we determined the following approximate equivalent daily doses for statins with respect to their low-density lipoprotein cholesterol- lowering abilities (Table 4). Doses of statins that result in similar percent reductions in low-density a lipoprotein cholesterol Atorvastatin Fluvastatin Lovastatin Pravastatin Rosuvastatin Simvastatin -- 40 mg 20 mg 20 mg -- 10 mg 10 mg 80 mg 40 or 80 mg 40 mg -- 20 mg 20 mg -- 80 mg 80 mg 5 or 10 mg 40 mg 40 mg -- -- -- -- 80 mg 80 mg -- -- -- 20 mg -- -- -- -- -- 40 mg -- a Estimates based on results of head-to-head trials (Evidence Table 1). Comparisons of high-potency and high-dose statins Atorvastatin and rosuvastatin are considered high-potency statins because they can lower low- density lipoprotein cholesterol more than 50%. High-dose simvastatin can lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol by more than 40%. We compared efficacy and adverse events in head-to- head trials of high-potency and high-dose statins. Atorvastatin compared with simvastatin 12, 15, 19, 26, 29, 30, 33, 38, 39, Thirty trials have compared atorvastatin to simvastatin (Evidence Table 1). Thirteen of the trials included patients with coronary heart disease or high risk of 12, 15, 19, 26, 30, coronary heart disease including coronary heart disease equivalents such as diabetes. In the first study, atorvastatin 80 mg reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol by 53. Compared with the simvastatin 80 mg groups, a greater number of patients in the atorvastatin 80 mg groups reported clinical adverse effects, primarily gastrointestinal diarrhea (23% compared with 11. There was no significant difference between atorvastatin 80 mg and simvastatin 80 mg in withdrawal rates due to adverse effects. Withdrawal from the study due to adverse laboratory events occurred more often in the atorvastatin 80 mg compared with the simvastatin 80 mg daily group (4% compared with 0. Clinically important alanine aminotransferase elevation (greater than 3 times the upper limit of normal) occurred statistically more often in the atorvastatin 80 mg compared with the simvastatin 80 mg group (17 compared with 2 cases, respectively, P=0. Aminotransferase elevation generally occurred within 6 to 12 weeks after initiation of the 80 mg statin dose. Statins Page 21 of 128 Final Report Update 5 Drug Effectiveness Review Project 58 In the second study, Karalis and colleagues randomized 1732 patients with hypercholesterolemia to treatment with atorvastatin 10 mg or 80 mg daily or simvastatin 20 mg or 80 mg daily for 6 weeks. This study was unblinded and did not use intention-to-treat statistics. Mean baseline low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the atorvastatin group was reduced by 53% compared with 47% in the simvastatin group (P<0. With regard to safety at the 80 mg dosage for each statin, atorvastatin was associated with a higher incidence of adverse effects compared to simvastatin (46% compared with 39%) and a higher rate of study discontinuation due to adverse effects (8% compared with 5%). However, neither of these differences was statistically significant.

In a study with patients on ART showing a con- stant low viral load below 1000 copies/ml for at least 4 years buy nitroglycerin 6.5 mg overnight delivery, 44% of patients with less than 100 CD4 cells/µl at initiation of ART failed to reach 500 CD4 T cells/µl even after 7 nitroglycerin 6.5mg online. Patients with 100-200 CD4 T cells/µl still showed a risk of immune non-recovery of 25% (Kelley 2009). In our own study, a low CD4 T cell nadir remained associated with a lower CD4 cell recovery even after 15 years (Erdbeer 2014). Another risk factor, besides low CD4 T cells, is advanced age, which has been observed 6. When to start ART 173 frequently with late presenters. The ability to regenerate the immune system decreases with age and is probably caused by degeneration of the thymus (Lederman 2000, Viard 2001, Grabar 2004). A consequence of a late start of ART can also mean that the antigen-specific immune reconstitution against HIV, as well as opportunis- tic viruses, remain poor. Many studies suggest that the qualitative immune recon- stitution cannot keep up with the quantitative (Gorochov 1998, Lange 2002). But why does the risk of AIDS drop so dramatically with rising CD4 T cell count? How can patients with severe immunosuppression safely discontinue a prophylaxis, as soon as their CD4 T cell count is above 200/µl? Clinical observations seem to show differently, at least for the time being. However, the relevance of a limited immune constitution in the long run is not yet clear. Recent data from the ClinSurv Cohort suggests that a discordant response (low CD4 T cells in spite of good viral suppression) is only associated with higher AIDS risk in the first few months. With virally well-suppressed patients, the CD4 T cells are no longer a good surrogate marker for risk of AIDS (Zoufaly 2009). In contrast to the immunologic response, virologic response in combination with poor starting conditions is generally not worse than with other patients. Nevertheless, 89% out of 760 patients with AIDS at HIV diagnosis showed a viral load below 500 copies/ml after initiating ART (Mussini 2008). Patients with a poor immunological state should begin ART quickly. This recom- mendation applies for CDC stage C (AIDS-defining diseases) and for all stage B diseases.

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