Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)

Welcome to the online home of the Chris M. Carlos and Catherine Nicole Jockisch Carlos Endowment for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). Thanks to support provided by this endowment, dedicated Mayo Clinic investigators and their teams are making strides to better understand and treat PSC patients, with the ultimate goal of developing a cure for this disease.

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Dec 16, 2019

Statin Use and PSC

By Konstantinos N. Lazaridis, M.D., @klazaridis
2019-01-21 Statins PSC
In a recent paper published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology,  Stokkeland K. et al., reported the effects of exposure to medications on the outcomes of PSC using a population-based cohort of 2,914 patients from Sweden. The authors found that use of statins or azathioprine, among patients with PSC, was associated with reduced risk of all cause mortality, death or liver transplantation. Of note, exposure to ursodeoxycholic acid did not affect the mortality of these patients. Despite the retrospective nature of this study, these interesting findings suggest pursuing further investigation on the role of statins in the outcomes of PSC.
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