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Rosuvastatina para tratamiento de la dislipidemia en pacientes infectados con VIH en tratamiento antirretroviral de gran actividad. Experiencia preliminar = Rosuvastatin for the treatment of dyslipidemia in HIV-infected patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy. Preliminary experience

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INTRODUCTION. Highly active antiviral therapy (HAART) results in a sharp decrease in HIV-related morbidity and mortality, but also induces adverse effects such as dyslipidemia, which is difficult treat because of drug interactions. Guidelines recommend lipid-lowering therapy with pravastatin or atorvastatin to reduce LDL cholesterol in these patients, and gemfibrozil or fenofibrate for treating hypertriglyceridemia. The use of statins in the management of dyslipidemia is complicated by drug interactions with some of the components of HAART. Rosuvastatin, a statin with minimal cytochrome P-450-mediated metabolism, could be an alternative option for this population. METHODS. Retrospective study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of rosuvastatin (10 mg/day) for 16 weeks in HAART-treated HIV-infected patients with dyslipidemia, and moderate to high cardiovascular risk. Results were analyzed with the Shapiro-Wilks, K-S Lilliefors, and sign tests. Percentages were analyzed with the chi-square test. RESULTS. Seventy-eight patients were started on rosuvastatin for dyslipidemia, 60 as single therapy. After 16 weeks of treatment, a significant median decrease was seen in both LDL-cholesterol and non-HDL cholesterol (31.3% reduction in LDL and 29.9% in non-HDL). The therapeutic goal for non-HDL was achieved in 65.8% of patients. The decrease in triglyceride levels was also significant (34.1%); 35% of subjects achieved the therapeutic goal. The drug was withdrawn in 2 patients because of myositis, and in 1 because of gastrointestinal intolerance. There were no differences in efficacy or toxicity between patients receiving protease inhibitors, non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or fibrates. CONCLUSION. Rosuvastatin was safe and effective for treating dyslipidemia in HAART-treated HIV-infected patients. Results were similar to those observed in the HIV-uninfected population.

Revue / Journal Title

Enfermedades infecciosas y microbiologia clinica    ISSN  0213-005X 

Source / Source

2008, vol. 26, no6, pp. 325-329 [5 page(s) (article)]

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Elsevier, Barcelona, ESPAGNE  (1984) (Revue)

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INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 27361, 35400019640276.0010

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