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Reversal of statin-induced memory dysfunction by co-enzyme Q10: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Vascular Health and Risk Management, January 2015
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Title
Reversal of statin-induced memory dysfunction by co-enzyme Q10: a case report
Published in
Vascular Health and Risk Management, January 2015
DOI 10.2147/vhrm.s90551
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Authors

Basil Okeahialam, Basil N Okeahialam

Abstract

Statins are useful in the armamentarium of the clinician dealing with dyslipidemia, which increases cardiovascular morbi-mortality in hypertensive and diabetic patients among others. Dyslipidemia commonly exists as a comorbidity factor in the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Use of statins is however associated with side effects which at times are so disabling as to interfere with activities of daily living. There are various ways of dealing with this, including use of more water-soluble varieties, intermittent dosing, or use of statin alternatives. Of late, use of co-enzyme Q10 has become acceptable for the muscle side effects. Only one report of any benefit on the rarely reported memory side effect was encountered by the author in the search of English medical literature. This is a report of a documented case of a Nigerian woman with history of statin intolerance in this case, memory dysfunction despite persisting dyslipidemia comorbidity. Her memory dysfunction side effect which interfered with activities of daily living and background muscle pain cleared when coenzyme Q10 was administered alongside low dose statin. Her lipid profile normalized and has remained normal. It is being recommended for use when statin side effects (muscle- and memory-related) impair quality of life and leave patient at dyslipidemia-induced cardiovascular morbi-mortality.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 4%
Unknown 24 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Professor 4 16%
Student > Bachelor 4 16%
Researcher 4 16%
Other 3 12%
Student > Master 3 12%
Other 5 20%
Unknown 2 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 28%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 8%
Psychology 2 8%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 7 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 February 2016.
All research outputs
#4,781,334
of 16,581,438 outputs
Outputs from Vascular Health and Risk Management
#174
of 631 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#81,718
of 288,062 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Vascular Health and Risk Management
#4
of 11 outputs
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