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2004, 6(4): 301-307 Back to browse issues page
A Comparison of Hyperlipidemia Management by Physicians of Yazd and the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) guidelines
M Emami Maybodi , O Beiki Bondar Abadi, A Andishmand, MR Haji Esmaili, M Motafakker
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Introduction: We sought to compare methods currently used by physicians of the city of Yazd to treat hyperlipidemia and the standard recommended treatment of the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATPIII). Methods and Materials: An observational, cross-sectional study was conducted on 146 adult patients, selected by random stratified sampling, from among patients admitted to medical diagnostic laboratories of Yazd. Inclusion criteria were: concentration of TG and Cholesterol ≥ 200mg/dL (or more) observed, following first visit to a physician. Serum of patients was collected for measuring HDL (and LDL) and a questionnaire was completed before and after treatment. The method used by these physicians was then compared to the NCEP-ATPIII recommended standard treatment. Results: From 146 patients that participated in our study, 85 patients (58.2%) were female, 49 patients (33.6%) had DM, 11 female patients (12.9%) had had premature menopause, 9(6.2%) had a family history of early coronary disease, 8(5.5%) were smokers and 43(29.5%) had hypertension. Mean number of ischemic heart disease (I.H.D) risk factors in females were significantly less than in males (p=0.000). Mean H.D.L and cholesterol in females were significantly higher than in males (p=0.038 and p=0.031 respectively). Only 86 patients (58.9%) were treated according to recommended NCEP guidlines. Undertreatment was most common (31.5%). Patients with D.M., positive history of I.H.D, and LDL concentration over 160 mg/dL were more mismanaged. Conclusion: Physicians of Yazd poorly comply with NCEP-ATPIII, a problem is more noticeable in-patients at high risk for I.H.D.
Keywords: Hyperlipidemia, NCEP-ATPIII, Treatment
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Endocrinology
Received: 2006/11/30
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Emami Maybodi M, Beiki Bondar Abadi O, Andishmand A, Haji Esmaili M, Motafakker M. A Comparison of Hyperlipidemia Management by Physicians of Yazd and the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) guidelines. Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2004; 6 (4) :301-307
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Volume 6, Issue 4 (12-2004) Back to browse issues page
مجله ی غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم ایران، دو ماهنامه  پژوهشی مرکز تحقیقات غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم، Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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