J W Nawrocki

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BACKGROUND Statins (3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A [HMG-CoA] reductase inhibitors) have been used for a decade to lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels and to improve cardiovascular disease and clinical outcomes. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety profile of atorvastatin (Lipitor). METHODS Data were pooled for 21 completed (2502(More)
Several clinical trials have shown that reducing serum cholesterol levels retards the progression of coronary atherosclerosis assessed by serial angiography. By contrast, as yet no studies have addressed the impact of increasing high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels on progression of coronary artery disease (CAD). As HDL cholesterol is inversely(More)
Plasma cholesterol and other lipoproteins play a significant role in the development of atherosclerosis and subsequent coronary heart disease (CHD). This 1 year study was designed to confirm the efficacy and safety of atorvastatin (Lipitor) compared to pravastatin, a marketed agent for low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) reduction in(More)
Data pooled from 21 atorvastatin clinical trials have been analyzed to establish the safety of reducing low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels below currently recommended minimum targets in hypercholesterolemic patients. Safety data for atorvastatin-treated patients with at least one LDL-C value < or =80 mg/dl (2.1 mmol/l) (n = 319) during(More)
Liver cholesterogenesis in rats was measured by giving [l-14C]octanoate i.p.; 1 h later digitonin-precipitable sterols were isolated and counted. In rats fed normal chow and given 7 daily p.o. doses of compounds and then fasted, at 20 h after the last dose, clofibrate or bezafibrate had no effect at lower doses or inhibited incorporation at higher doses,(More)
Preclinical and clinical data on atorvastatin, a new 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor, indicate that it has superior activity in treating a variety of dyslipidemic disorders characterized by elevations in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and/or triglycerides. Results for patients randomized in early efficacy and(More)
This 6-week, double-blind clinical trial evaluated lipid parameter responses to different dosages of atorvastatin in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia. Atorvastatin is a new 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor under development. After completing an 8-week placebo-baseline dietary phase, 81 patients were randomly(More)