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Epidemiology of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies and statin myopathy

Moghadam-Kia, Siamak (2015) Epidemiology of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies and statin myopathy. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Myopathies are generally divided into acquired and inherited forms. Most common forms of the acquired myopathies include the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs), myopathy associated with medications and toxins, infectious myopathies, and myopathies associated with systemic conditions. IIMs are rare but are often chronic, progressive, and disabling. The literature on incidence and prevalence rates, psycho-social and economic impact, and outcome of IIMs in the US population are limited. Statins are one of the most commonly prescribed medications worldwide. Common clinically benign muscle problems can occur in approximately 10% to 25% of patients on statins. Due to the aging of the population, the use of statins may increase in the upcoming years. Therefore, statin-associated adverse events can have a huge impact on a large portion of the population. Involvement of representatives from organizations such as American College of Rheumatology and Myositis Association can result in better understanding of the statin-associated muscle injury and reduction of its health burden.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Moghadam-Kia, SiamakSIM31@pitt.eduSIM31
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairFinegold, David N.dnf@pitt.eduDNFUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberAggarwal, Rohitaggarwair@upmc.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: August 2015
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 3 August 2015
Submission Date: 22 November 2015
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Multidisciplinary MPH
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Epidemiology, idiopathic, inflammatory, myopathies, statin, myopathy
Date Deposited: 19 May 2016 22:36
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2023 11:56


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