Episode 54: CRP – An important part of a Comprehensive Risk Profile or a Completely Ridiculous Practice- Part III
Episode 54 finishes off the whole issue of CRP measurement by looking at the evidence we have about what happens to patients when they take drugs that lower CRP – glitazones, COX-2s, fibrates, vitamin E, niacin, ezetimibe, and statins. Other than statins and maybe niacin, it doesn’t look good – in contrast to Mike and James of course that is.
1) Drugs that lower CRP
2)Drugs that lower CRP and their effect on outcome
High dose statins – not treating to target