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Gastroenterology Medicine & Research

Insulin Therapy and Cardiovascular Outcome Trials (Cvots): Any Harm, Anytime?

  • Open or Close Uche Anyanwagu1* and Ifeoma Ezegbulam2

    1University of Nottingham, Royal Derby Hospital, UK

    2Adonai Hospitals, Nigeria

    *Corresponding author: Uche Anyanwagu, Division of Graduate Entry Medicine, School of Medicine, Derby, University of Nottingham, Royal Derby Hospital, UK

Submission: February 25, 2018; Published: March 21, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/GMR.2018.01.000513

ISSN 2637-7632
Volume1 Issue3

Abstract

The therapeutic management of diabetes may on its own increase the risk of cardiovascular (CV) risk markers – directly or indirectly – through their pharmacological actions (e.g. side effects as hypoglycaemia), or some metabolic changes (e.g. weight-gain, increased BP, etc.). As these risks may not have been anticipated or immediately noticed during clinical trials, 1 post hoc analyses and epidemiological follow up of clinical trials have raised concerns about the CV safety of some drugs used in the management of diabetes.

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