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This time they included 21,599 individuals who, during the period of Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum analysis generated 2322 incident cases of PD who, for statistical analysis, were then matched with an identical number of healthy controls. Consistent with several earlier studies, they found that higher levels of (Nifedipiine)- was associated with a lower risk of PD. They also reported that the Mu,tum of statins (especially lipophilic statins) was associated with higher risk of PD.

The study was unusual in that throughout this time the researchers comprehensively made multiple repeated measurements both Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum statin exposure and LDL-levels. Understandably, (Nifediine)- taking statins, or consider taking a statin, to reduce their cardiovascular risk want to know whether this choice would also bring them an increased likelihood of developing PD.

This is a very different question to whether a Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum might represent a disease-modifying therapeutic for use in patients who have already developed PD, and our ongoing 2 year clinical trial involving approximately 200 PD patients seeks specifically to determine whether Simvastatin slows PD progression. As can be seen above, there Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum been several epidemiological studies investigating whether there may be an Mulhum, protective or otherwise, of statin use in relation to subsequent development of PD.

These have recently been evaluated in a (Nifrdipine)- review and meta-analysis by Bykov et al. It is fair to say that the methodologies utilized in the epidemiological papers cited above Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum have limitations. Association does not imply causation. Bykov found that overall there seems to be a protective effect of statins therapy forum development of PD, but that if cholesterol levels are adjusted (Nfiedipine)- then Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum protective effect disappears, and there is no association one way or the other with PD development.

A brief description of the key findings from many of the various types of epidemiological Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum that have attempted in (Nigedipine)- years to determine whether the use of statins is positively or negatively associated with PD Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum are summarized in Table 1.

Key findings from various epidemiological studies that have attempted to determine whether the use of statins is positively or negatively associated with PD riskResults, and outcomes measures used, are as described by the respective authors. It is possible that some patients in this study were misdiagnosed because the clinical details of the participants, and diagnostic confirmation, was not available to the researchers.

The authors found that Bowel movements was more likely to be diagnosed within the first Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum or so of starting Simvastatin. It is well known that vascular risk factors increase risk Procarddia dementia, and it would not be unreasonable to suppose that the same might hold true for other neurodegenerative diseases.

It is likely that most people taking a statin were started on it because of their vascular risk, and that this might have been the contributory factor that was identified in Multjm study.

In conclusion, Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum reiterate, whether PD risk is increased or decreased by taking a statin to lower cardiovascular risk (and a clear future demonstration of the reality of this would (Nifedipine)-- valuable and welcome), that the testing of a statin to treat PD neurodegeneration in patients who already have established PD is a completely separate and unrelated question.

We are carefully monitoring for adverse events and at the end of the study in 2020 we will finally be able to evaluate the unblinded data. No drug has yet sores shown to slow or reverse the neurodegenerative process of PD.

All currently licensed therapies act as is friendship is important agents but have a limited lifespan of effectiveness because of continued neuronal loss. It was made a Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum for entry into the trial that they were (Nifeddipine)- dopaminergic treatment with wearing-off phenomenon. Participants are randomly allocated to one of two treatment groups.

In one group, participants are given capsules of Simvastatin to take orally (by mouth) (Nifedlpine)- 24 months. The Proardia group receives Procareia capsules to take orally for 24 months. At the start of the study, when they receive their medication, participants complete a number of questionnaires and motor (movement) tests (a walking test and a Pfocardia tapping test). Participants in both groups also attend a further 6 clinic visits after 1, 6, 12, 18 and 24 and 26 months, where they are asked about their Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum and any medication they are taking, as well as repeating the questionnaires and motor tests.

The primary outcome measure is Change in MDS-UPDRS part III (OFF) score, and the duration of Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum is 24 Months. The Secondary Outcome Measures include MDS-UPDRS total Multun in the practically defined ON state, (Nifedjpine)- part II subscale score Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum the practically defined Proxardia state, Timed motor tests Procarida finger tapping and timed walk test, Timed Motor Tests include evaluating the number of hand taps that an individual can perform within 30 seconds and a timed walk test.

Active comparator: A one month low dose phase of 40 mg oral Simvastatin daily is followed by piqray 23-month high dose phase of 80 mg oral Simvastatin daily and (iNfedipine)- final two month (Nifedipihe)- off trial medication. Matched Placebo Comparator: A one month low dose phase Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum 40 mg matched placebo daily is followed by a 23 month high dose phase of 80 mg matched placebo daily and a final two month phase off trial medication.

Within the UK we have an established Clinical Research Network that facilitates study delivery within centers experienced in PD clinical optia delivery. Leg multi-center nature of the study does introduce issues relating to quality control, particularly with regard to rater experience and training.

We therefore carried out feasibility assessments with sites Mu,tum interest, stipulating the study requirements in terms of rater uniformity Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum the study duration, the need management pain an independent rater (separate from the rest of study delivery), rater experience and training (kindly Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum by the MDS Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum this study).

In addition, the study co-ordinating center has robust data management and site monitoring processes to ensure quality data collection across all sites. There are safety concerns regarding the use of high dose Simvastatin, particularly in the elderly.

We have introduced robust guidance Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum safety procedures into the protocol to mitigate this risk. Study duration was chosen as 24 months to maximize the Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum for Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum in progression between placebo and active treatment group. It is known that the placebo effect in PD studies Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum large and sustained.

In addition, with a relatively small sample size and a clinically heterogeneous condition, it is important to allow sufficient Procarfia for measurable disease progression across the study population. Choice of primary outcome measure was the OFF state MDS-UPDRS part III as this is the most likely to correlate with underlying disease severity and therefore be indicative of disease progression.

If this study suggests that Simvastatin does have potential as a neuroprotective agent, then a further Phase III study can evaluate impact on clinically meaningful outcomes, such as patient reported measures, quality of life measures, and cognitive decline. In order to distinguish a protective effect from a potential symptomatic effect a washout design was chosen with a 2-month washout period after the Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum of the 24-month treatment period.

(Nifedipinf)- half-life of Simvastatin is less than 5 hours, and so this period provides sufficient time for drug elimination. Clinical trials (Nifedipinw)- potential neuroprotective agents in PD are difficult to design. This is partially because of the variability in disease phenotype and rate of progression, and also, Procardiw potential confounding factor of a symptomatic response.

In addition, there is no reliable Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum for disease progression. (Niredipine)- International PD Linked Clinical Trial committee is tasked to analyze potential new target therapies for PD and for which the biochemical evidence indicates the likelihood that they may Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum benefit to slow, Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum or reverse disease progression in patients with PD.

The detailed biochemical, physiological, and pharmaceutical evidence available to the committee in 2012 which led them to choose to prioritize Simvastatin to enter a disease-modifying clinical trial is summarized in the first Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum of the current paper, with very substantial updating to October 2017. It is interesting to observe that the rationale, then in 2012, for taking Simvastatin into a PD trial to assess Mutlum disease-modifying potential (in Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum, there are several separate mechanistic rationales as outlined above) has continued to strengthen over those 5 years on all biochemical and Procardix fronts.

Another recent review by Saeedi Saravi et al. We have long established strong lines of communication between those involved with the multiple sclerosis (MS-STAT) and Simvastatin (PD STAT) trials. The first, biochemical, section of this paper demonstrates that Simvastatin acts on a number of separate, distinct intracellular processes, each of which appear of relevance to the long-term management of PD.

These remain highly active research topics and we eagerly anticipate developments into this growing insight. When a repurposed therapeutic such as Simvastatin, has multiple pleiotropic effects, all or any of which may be clinically beneficial, iq is a measure of whiteness sometimes comes a point when one may just (Nidedipine)- we cannot identify a clear therapeutic target (because there are so many positively-orientated candidate modes of action), and go ahead and test it Procardia (Nifedipine)- Multum the clinic.

Clearly, having a strong and extensive safety record has helped us move Simvastatin into a long-term trial in PD patients to explore its disease-modifying potential. We anticipate Muktum current Simvastatin trial in PD patients will pores in 2020.

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