• Vol. 44 No. 1
  • 15 January 2015

Evidence-balanced Medicine: “Real” Evidence-based Medicine in the Elderly


Case 1: An 85-year-old male with past history of hypertension is otherwise healthy and enjoys his daily walks and good food. During a health screening, he was found to be hyperlipidaemic (LDL 3.4 mmol/L; HDL 1.0 mmol/L). He was started on simvastatin 20 mg nocte by his physician. He developed muscle pain and weakness that interfered greatly with his ability to exercise and quality of life.

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