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▲ The prodrug fenofibrate, a synthetic phenoxy-isobutyric acid derivative, is rapidly hydrolyzed in vivo to form fenofibric acid, which alters plasma lipid levels by activating the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α.
Dyslipidemia, characterized by elevated serum levels of triglycerides and reduced levels of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) and high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, has been recognized in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It is thought...
Over the past several decades, coronary artery disease (CAD) has become the major health problem in the Western world with more than 50% of deaths attributed to its complications. The exact causes of atherosclerosis are not clearly known, although multiple risk factors (e. g. hypertension,...
For most patients with systemic hypertension, long-term drug treatment is indicated and is beneficial. There is overwhelming evidence to suggest that antihypertensive drugs offer protection against complications of hypertension. Whereas nondrug therapeutic options should be implemented in all...
Significant efforts have been made over the past 70 years to find a solution that could substitute for blood. Over the years, the focus has shifted to developing a solution capable of delivering oxygen to the tissues. Fluorocarbons (FC) are highly inert solutions with a high solubility for all...
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