Atorvastatin in combination with conventional antimicrobial treatment of #Helicobacter pylori eradication: A randomized controlled clinical trial

..Considering the anti‐inflammatory and antibacterial effect of atorvastatin, the present study aimed at adding this agent to a four‐drug regimen in order to eradicate H. pylori. In the current study, 110 patients in the control group received a 14‐day regimen of amoxicillin, clarithromycin, bismuth, and esomeprazole, and 110 patients in the intervention group received 40 mg of atorvastatin daily plus the antibiotic regimen for 14 … Continue reading Atorvastatin in combination with conventional antimicrobial treatment of #Helicobacter pylori eradication: A randomized controlled clinical trial

Effect of hormone replacement therapy on #atherogenic lipid profile in postmenopausal women

..Recent studies suggest that hormone replacement therapy (#HRT) is cardioprotective when initiated early after menopause, but the mechanisms involved are still unclear. One-hundred and forty postmenopausal women <70 years were included in EVTET and randomized either to active treatment (one tablet of 2 mg estradiol and 1 mg norethisterone acetate daily) (n = 71) or placebo (n = 69). Our study show that HRT compared to placebo significantly reduced plasma levels of … Continue reading Effect of hormone replacement therapy on #atherogenic lipid profile in postmenopausal women