Journal Article

Clinical Inertia in the Management of Low-Density Lipoprotein Abnormalities in an HIV Clinic

James H. Willig, David A. Jackson, Andrew O. Westfall, Jeroan Allison, Pei-Wen Chang, James Raper, Michael S. Saag and Michael J. Mugavero

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 46, issue 8, pages 1315-1318
Published in print April 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/533466
Clinical Inertia in the Management of Low-Density Lipoprotein Abnormalities in an HIV Clinic

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A retrospective cohort study evaluating the frequency of and factors related to clinical inertia in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) management was performed. Subjects were 90 patients that were not meeting National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III LDL goals at the University of Alabama at Birmingham 1917 HIV/AIDS Clinic between 1 August 2004 and 1 August 2005. Clinical inertia was observed in 44% of cases. Patients with higher baseline LDL levels were less likely to experience inertia, whereas women and those in the highest coronary heart disease risk category were more likely to be affected.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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