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Articles by Anne C. Goldberg
Total Records ( 4 ) for Anne C. Goldberg
  W. Virgil Brown , Anne C. Goldberg , John R. Guyton and Robert H. Knopp
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  Peter H. Jones , Michael H. Davidson , Anne C. Goldberg , Carl J. Pepine , Maureen T. Kelly , Susan M. Buttler , Carolyn M. Setze , Aditya Lele , Darryl J. Sleep and James C. Stolzenbach
 

Background

Patients with mixed dyslipidemia often require combination therapy to manage multiple lipid abnormalities.

Objective

To evaluate fenofibric acid in combination with a statin across three studies of patients with mixed dyslipidemia.

Methods

As prospectively planned, data were pooled from three randomized, double-blind, phase 3 studies of patients with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) ≥130 mg/dL, triglycerides (TG) ≥150 mg/dL, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) <40 mg/dL (men) or <50 mg/dL (women). A total of 2715 patients were randomly assigned to 12-week treatment with fenofibric acid 135 mg monotherapy; low-, moderate-, or high-dose statin (rosuvastatin, simvastatin, or atorvastatin, depending on study) monotherapy; or fenofibric acid + low- or moderate-dose statin. The primary efficacy comparisons were mean percent change in HDL-C and TG (combination therapy vs. statin) and LDL-C (combination therapy vs. fenofibric acid).

Results

Fenofibric acid + low-dose statin increased HDL-C (18.1% vs. 7.4%) and reduced TG (−43.9% vs. −16.8%) versus low-dose statin monotherapy and reduced LDL-C (−33.1% vs. −5.1%) versus fenofibric acid monotherapy (P <.001 for all). Fenofibric acid + moderate-dose statin increased HDL-C (17.5% vs. 8.7%) and reduced TG (−42.0% vs. −23.7%) versus moderate-dose statin monotherapy and reduced LDL-C (−34.6% vs. −5.1%) versus fenofibric acid monotherapy (P <.001 for all). Combination therapy was generally well tolerated, and safety profiles were similar to monotherapies. No rhabdomyolysis was reported.

Conclusion

In patients with mixed dyslipidemia, combination therapy simultaneously improved multiple lipid abnormalities more effectively than fenofibric acid or statin monotherapies.

  Anne C. Goldberg , Paul N. Hopkins , Peter P. Toth , Christie M. Ballantyne , Daniel J. Rader , Jennifer G. Robinson , Stephen R. Daniels , Samuel S. Gidding , Sarah D. de Ferranti , Matthew K. Ito , Mary P. McGowan , Patrick M. Moriarty , William C. Cromwell , Joyce L. Ross and Paul E. Ziajka
  The familial hypercholesterolemias (FH) are a group of genetic defects resulting in severe elevations of blood cholesterol levels and increased risk of premature coronary heart disease. FH is among the most commonly occurring congenital metabolic disorders. FH is a treatable disease. Aggressive lipid lowering is necessary to achieve the target LDL cholesterol reduction of at least 50% or more. Even greater target LDL cholesterol reductions may be necessary for FH patients who have other CHD risk factors. Despite the prevalence of this disease and the availability of effective treatment options, FH is both underdiagnosed and undertreated, particularly among children. Deficiencies in the diagnosis and treatment of FH indicate the need for greatly increased awareness and understanding of this disease, both on the part of the public and of healthcare practitioners. This document provides recommendations for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of FH in pediatric and adult patients developed by the National Lipid Association Expert Panel on Familial Hypercholesterolemia. This report goes beyond previously published guidelines by providing specific clinical guidance for the primary care clinician and lipid specialist with the goal of improving care of patients with FH and reducing their elevated risk for CHD.
  W. Virgil Brown , Daniel J. Rader and Anne C. Goldberg
  Clinical lipidologists are often asked to manage patients with severely elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and other apolipoprotein B-containing lipoproteins. Statins at maximum doses and in combination with other drugs may not achieve adequate reductions in LDL-C in such patients. The most dramatic elevations are usually in patients with genetic abnormalities in the LDL receptor gene on both chromosome pairs. LDL-C values well in excess of 400 mg/dL are not fully responsive to current treatments. In the past few months, the Food and Drug Administration has approved 2 new drugs for special use in such patients; these are mipomersen and lomitapide. During the National Lipid Association's Scientific Sessions, 2 highly experienced clinician scientists who have completed research studies with these agents agreed to answer questions pertinent to the prescription use of these agents. These scientists are Dr Anne Goldberg from Washington University in St. Louis and Dr Daniel Rader from the University of Pennsylvania.
 
 
 
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