Purpose of review. To review the recent findings on evaluation and management of dyslipidemia in childhood and adolescence, giving a critical view on new therapeutic approaches.Recent findings. In 2008, the American Academy of Pediatric released an updated policy statement recommending more frequent screening to detect dyslipidemia in childhood and the first-line use of statins in children with dyslipidemia who did not respond to lifestyleintervention and who were more than 8 years of age. These recommendations have caused a lot of controversy within the medical community and media. This debate is also sharpened by the fact that only few trials have investigated the long-term efficacy of statins on prevention of adult cardiovascular disease, their application indyslipidemias other than familial hypercholesterolemia and the use of new pharmacological tools.The purpose of our paper could not be achieved clearly without a review of the physiology of cholesterol metabolism together with an analysis of causes of primary and secondary dyslipidemia affecting children. Moreover, recent knowledge on lipid lowering therapy is reviewed.
Evaluation and management of hyperlipidemia in children and adolescents / Iughetti, Lorenzo; Bruzzi, P; Predieri, Barbara. - In: CURRENT OPINION IN PEDIATRICS. - ISSN 1040-8703. - STAMPA. - 22(2010), pp. 485-493.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Titolo:||Evaluation and management of hyperlipidemia in children and adolescents.|
|Autore/i:||Iughetti, Lorenzo; Bruzzi, P; Predieri, Barbara|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MOP.0b013e32833ab869|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000279911100016|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-77955229361|
|Codice identificativo Pubmed:||20616735|
|Citazione:||Evaluation and management of hyperlipidemia in children and adolescents / Iughetti, Lorenzo; Bruzzi, P; Predieri, Barbara. - In: CURRENT OPINION IN PEDIATRICS. - ISSN 1040-8703. - STAMPA. - 22(2010), pp. 485-493.|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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