19 March 2018
Int J Med Sci 2014; 11(4):381-388. doi:10.7150/ijms.7069
The Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease on Lipid Management and Goal Attainment in Patients with Atherosclerosis Diseases in Taiwan
1. Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine; Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan;
Background: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a very high risk cardiovascular disease population and should be treated aggressively. We investigated lipid management in CKD patients with atherosclerosis in Taiwan.
Methods: 3057 patients were enrolled in a multi-center study (T-SPARCLE). Lipid goal are defined as total cholesterol (TC) < 160mg/dl, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) <100 mg/dl, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) > 40 mg/dl in men, HDL > 50 mg/dl in women, non-HDL cholesterol < 130mg/dl, and triglyceride < 150 mg/dl.
Results: Compared with those without CKD (n=2239), patients with CKD (n=818) had more co-morbidities (hypertension, glucose intolerance, stroke and heart failure) and lower HDL but higher triglyceride levels. Overall 2168 (70.5%) patients received lipid-lowering agents. There was similar equivalent statin potency between CKD and non-CKD groups. The goal attainment is lower in HDL and TG in the CKD group as compared with non-CKD subjects (47.1 vs. 51.9% and 63.2 vs. 68.9% respectively, both p < 0.02). Analysis of sex and CKD interaction on goals attainment showed female CKD subjects had lower non-HDL and TG goals attainment compared with non-CKD males (both p < 0.019).
Conclusion: Although presenting with more comorbidities, the CKD population had suboptimal lipid goal attainment rate as compared with the non-CKD population. Further efforts may be required for better lipid control especially on the female CKD subjects.
Keywords: lipid, chronic kidney disease, goal, atherosclerosis.
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How to cite this article:
Lin TH, Chuang SY, Chu CY, Lee WH, Hsu PC, Su HM, Li YH, Fang CC, Wang KY, Tseng WK, Li AH, Ueng KC, Hsieh IC, Huang LC, Wang CH, Pan WH, Yeh HI, Wu CC, Yin WH, Chen JW. The Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease on Lipid Management and Goal Attainment in Patients with Atherosclerosis Diseases in Taiwan. Int J Med Sci 2014; 11(4):381-388. doi:10.7150/ijms.7069. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v11p0381.htm