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Current Atherosclerosis Reports

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177971/organic-ion-transporters-and-statin-drug-interactions
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Kenneth Kellick
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Statin drug-drug interactions (DDIs) are both troublesome to patients as well as costly to medical resources. The ability to predict and avoid these events could lead to improved outcomes as well as patient satisfaction. This review will explore efforts to better understand and predict these interactions specifically related to one drug transport system, the organic anion-transporting polypeptides (OATPs) specifically OATP1B1 and OATP1B3. RECENT FINDINGS: Since the publication of the discovery of OATPs, there have been various pharmacokinetic models that have been proposed to explain the variation in pharmacokinetic and clinical effects related to the OATPs...
November 25, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147858/community-interventions-to-increase-stroke-preparedness-and-acute-stroke-treatment-rates
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Kathleen M Kelly, Kathryn T Holt, Gina M Neshewat, Lesli E Skolarus
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute stroke treatments reduce the risk of post-stroke disability. These treatments, tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and intra-arterial treatment, are highly time-dependent; thus, one of the main barriers to treatment is pre-hospital delay. Stroke preparedness is defined as the ability to recognize stroke symptoms and the intent to activate emergency medical services (EMS). This review describes types of acute stroke treatment and preparedness interventions, including recent mass media interventions to increase acute stroke treatment rates, and adult and youth community interventions to increase stroke preparedness...
November 16, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127504/glycocalyx-in-atherosclerosis-relevant-endothelium-function-and-as-a-therapeutic-target
#3
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Ronodeep Mitra, Gerard Leland O'Neil, Ian Chandler Harding, Ming Jie Cheng, Solomon Arko Mensah, Eno Essien Ebong
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The cell surface-attached extracellular glycocalyx (GCX) layer is a major contributor to endothelial cell (EC) function and EC-dependent vascular health and is a first line of defense against vascular diseases including atherosclerosis. Here, we highlight our findings regarding three GCX-dependent EC functions, which are altered when GCX is shed and in atherosclerosis. We discuss why the GCX is a viable option for the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis. RECENT FINDINGS: GCX regulated EC activities such as barrier and filtration function, active cell-to-cell communication, and vascular tone mediation contribute to function of the entire vascular wall...
November 10, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124482/apociii-as-a-cardiovascular-risk-factor-and-modulation-by-the-novel-lipid-lowering-agent-volanesorsen
#4
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Natalia A Rocha, Cara East, Jun Zhang, Peter A McCullough
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Apolipoprotein CIII (ApoCIII) is now recognized as a key regulator in severe hypertriglyceridemia, chylomicronemia, and conditions of triglyceride-rich lipoprotein (TRL) remnant excess due to its inhibition of lipoprotein lipase (LPL) and hepatic lipase, leading to decreased hepatic reuptake of TRLs, as well as enhanced synthesis and secretion of VLDL from the liver. ApoCIII gain-of-function mutations are associated with atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease (CHD), and contribute to the development of cardiometabolic syndrome, hypertriglyceridemia, and type 2 diabetes mellitus...
November 9, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119348/implementing-evidence-based-practices-for-acute-stroke-care-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Rasha Khatib, Assef M Jawaada, Yurany A Arevalo, Hiba K Hamed, Sukayna H Mohammed, Mark D Huffman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Most strokes occur in low- and middle-income countries where resources to manage patients are limited. We explore the resources required to providing optimal acute stroke care and review barriers to implementing evidence-based stroke care in settings with limited resources using the World Stroke Organization's Global Stroke Services Action Plan framework. RECENT FINDINGS: Major advances have been made during the past few decades in stroke prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation...
November 8, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116473/early-rehabilitation-after-stroke-a-narrative-review
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Elisheva R Coleman, Rohitha Moudgal, Kathryn Lang, Hyacinth I Hyacinth, Oluwole O Awosika, Brett M Kissela, Wuwei Feng
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite current rehabilitative strategies, stroke remains a leading cause of disability in the USA. There is a window of enhanced neuroplasticity early after stroke, during which the brain's dynamic response to injury is heightened and rehabilitation might be particularly effective. This review summarizes the evidence of the existence of this plastic window, and the evidence regarding safety and efficacy of early rehabilitative strategies for several stroke domain-specific deficits...
November 7, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116413/cardiovascular-risk-factors-after-single-anastomosis-duodeno-ileal-bypass-with-sleeve-gastrectomy-sadi-s-a-new-effective-therapeutic-approach
#7
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Antonio Torres, Miguel A Rubio, Ana M Ramos-Leví, Andrés Sánchez-Pernaute
Obesity and its associated comorbidities entail a significantly increased cardiovascular mortality. Therefore, approaching obesity control must include among its aims the reduction of the associated comorbidities and the higher cardiovascular mortality risk and not only weight loss. Many observational studies indicate that bariatric surgery (BS) is associated with a better long-term survival than standard care. Furthermore, in general, these epidemiological studies included patients who underwent gastric bypass (GB), not biliopancreatic diversion/duodenal switch (BPD/DS), so the potential additional benefit of this latter technique remains unknown...
November 7, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116404/review-of-cardiometabolic-effects-of-prescription-omega-3-fatty-acids
#8
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Megan F Burke, Frances M Burke, Daniel E Soffer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Populations with significant dietary fish intake tend to have lower cardiovascular (CV) risk and demonstrable physiologic differences including lower lipid/lipoprotein levels and other direct and indirect effects on the arterial wall and inhibiting factors that promote atherosclerosis. Treatment with high doses of pharmacologic-grade omega-3 fatty acid (n-3FA) supplements achieves significant reductions in triglycerides (TG), non-high-density lipoprotein- (non-HDL-) and TG-rich lipoprotein- (TRL-) cholesterol levels...
November 7, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110146/atherosclerosis-periodontal-disease-and-treatment-with-resolvins
#9
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James A Hamilton, Hatice Hasturk, Alpdogan Kantarci, Charles N Serhan, Thomas Van Dyke
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to discuss the existing evidence on the link between atherosclerosis and periodontitis by particularly presenting new findings that link the pathology and therapy of these diseases. Acute vascular ischemic events that can lead to stroke or myocardial infarction are initiated by inflammatory processes leading to rupture or erosion of plaques susceptible to thrombosis ("high risk" or "vulnerable"). These are highly inflamed plaques residing in the media and adventitia that may not be detected by angiography measurments of luminal narrowing...
November 6, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103206/novel-approaches-for-hdl-directed-therapies
#10
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Jacques Genest, Hong Y Choi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: High-density lipoproteins (HDL) are thought to exert a protective role against atherosclerosis. The measurement of the cholesterol mass within HDL (HDL-C) represents a good biomarker of cardiovascular health, but HDL-C appears to be a poor therapeutic target. Here, we discuss new targets for the development of HDL-directed therapies. RECENT FINDINGS: Among cardio-protective functions of HDL particles, the ability of HDL to remove cholesterol from cells involved in the early stages of atherosclerosis is considered one of the most important functions...
November 4, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103068/antiplatelet-therapy-for-secondary-prevention-of-vascular-disease-complications
#11
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Rahul R Goli, Mayur M Contractor, Ashwin Nathan, Sony Tuteja, Taisei Kobayashi, Jay Giri
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Platelets are activated upon interaction with injured vascular endothelium to form a primary hemostatic plug. Pathogenic thrombosis driven by platelet aggregation can occur in the setting of vascular disease leading to ischemic events. The use of antiplatelet agents has become a mainstay for prevention of the secondary complications of vascular disease. This review summarizes seminal and recent literature related to this area. RECENT FINDINGS: Aspirin is a cornerstone of antiplatelet therapy for coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular disease for prevention of myocardial infarction, stroke, and vascular death...
November 4, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094216/the-emergence-of-simpler-surgical-options-to-treat-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome
#12
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Ricardo Cohen
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November 2, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29086088/emerging-associations-between-neutrophils-atherosclerosis-and-psoriasis
#13
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G E Sanda, A D Belur, H L Teague, Nehal N Mehta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Atherogenesis, once thought to be a passive process, is now recognized as a dynamic, immune-driven process. The critical innate immune cells, including neutrophils, normal-density granulocytes, and their newly identified subset low-density granulocytes, are moving to the forefront of interest in cardiovascular medicine due to their abundance in atherosclerotic plaques and chronic inflammatory diseases associating with early cardiovascular disease (CVD) such as psoriasis...
October 30, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063974/is-mini-gastric-bypass-a-rational-approach-for-type-2-diabetes
#14
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Reem Abou Ghazaleh, Matthieu Bruzzi, Karen Bertrand, Leila M'harzi, Franck Zinzindohoue, Richard Douard, Anne Berger, Sébastien Czernichow, Claire Carette, Jean-Marc Chevallier
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Morbid obesity and type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are both major public health problems. Bariatric surgery is a proven and effective treatment for these conditions; laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is currently the gold-standard treatment. One-anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB) is described as a simpler, safer, and non-inferior alternative to RYGB to treat morbid obesity. Concerning T2DM, experts of the OAGB procedure report promising metabolic results with good long-term remission of T2DM; however, heterogeneity within the literature prompted us to analyze this issue...
October 24, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063973/improving-regional-stroke-systems-of-care
#15
REVIEW
Melissa S Eng, Anand V Patel, Richard B Libman, Paul Wright, Jeffrey M Katz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) care is rapidly evolving. This review discusses current diagnostic, therapeutic, and process models that can expedite stroke treatment to achieve best outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: Use of stent retrievers after selection via advanced imaging is safe and effective, and is an important option for AIS patients with large vessel occlusion (LVO). Significant time delays occur before and during patient transfers, and upon comprehensive stroke center (CSC) arrival, and have deleterious effects on functional outcome...
October 24, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063300/delayed-cerebral-ischemia-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-beyond-vasospasm-and-towards-a-multifactorial-pathophysiology
#16
REVIEW
Joseph R Geraghty, Fernando D Testai
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) is common after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and represents a significant cause of poor functional outcome. DCI was mainly thought to be caused by cerebral vasospasm; however, recent clinical trials have been unable to confirm this hypothesis. Studies in humans and animal models have since supported the notion of a multifactorial pathophysiology of DCI. This review summarizes some of the main mechanisms under investigation including cerebral vascular dysregulation, microthrombosis, cortical spreading depolarizations, and neuroinflammation...
October 23, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038906/pcsk9-mutations-in-familial-hypercholesterolemia-from-a-groundbreaking-discovery-to-anti-pcsk9-therapies
#17
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Petra El Khoury, Sandy Elbitar, Youmna Ghaleb, Yara Abou Khalil, Mathilde Varret, Catherine Boileau, Marianne Abifadel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In 2003, Abifadel et al. (Nat. Genet. 34:154-156, 2003) identified PCSK9, encoding proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9, as the third causal gene for autosomal dominant hypercholesterolemia. This review focuses on the main steps from this major breakthrough in familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) to the latest clinical trials with the anti-PCSK9 antibodies. RECENT FINDINGS: The year 2015 was remarkable in cardiovascular disease through the field of cholesterol...
October 17, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038899/the-use-of-primary-prevention-statin-therapy-in-those-predisposed-to-atherosclerosis
#18
REVIEW
Michael Garshick, James A Underberg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Many guidelines exist for the use of statins in the primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Few have focused on disease specific states that predispose to ASCVD. This review is intended to focus on the recommendations and evidence in inflammatory diseases that predispose to an increased risk of ASCVD beyond what conventional cardiac risk scores would predict. RECENT FINDINGS: Certain autoimmune inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematous (SLE), and psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis have all been shown to increase the risk of ASCVD...
October 17, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019063/statin-prescribing-in-the-elderly-special-considerations
#19
REVIEW
M Leya, N J Stone
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Our aim was to examine the current evidence behind prescribing statins to individuals over 65 years of age with emphasis on those older than 75. Individuals over 75 years of age may often have multiple comorbidities and take many medications. Additionally, they are often underrepresented in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of statins in older populations. While results of RCTs demonstrate the benefit of statin therapy in both primary and secondary prevention patients, clinicians must more carefully consider adverse effects and drug-drug interactions before prescribing statin therapy as well as determining the intensity in older individuals...
October 11, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990114/clinical-guidance-for-managing-statin-and-antimicrobial-drug-drug-interactions
#20
REVIEW
Leigh Anne Hylton Gravatt, Rachel W Flurie, Estela Lajthia, Dave L Dixon
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review discusses potential drug-drug interactions between statins and antimicrobials and provides clinician's guidance on how to manage these interactions. RECENT FINDINGS: In addition to statin utilization increasing in recent years, there is greater emphasis on using moderate to high-intensity statin doses. Statin-related adverse effects are often dose-dependent; therefore, patients may be at increased risk. Antimicrobial use has also increased in recent years, and various efforts have been implemented to ensure appropriate use of antimicrobials...
October 9, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
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