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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453510/is-aspirin-associated-with-diabetic-retinopathy-the-singapore-epidemiology-of-eye-disease-seed-study
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Yuan Shi, Yih-Chung Tham, Ning Cheung, Jacqueline Chua, Gavin Tan, Paul Mitchell, Jie Jin Wang, Yin Bun Cheung, Ching-Yu Cheng, Tien Yin Wong
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To determine the association between aspirin use and diabetic retinopathy (DR) among persons with diabetes, in a population-based, cross-sectional study. METHODS: Subjects with diabetes aged >40 years from the Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases Study were enrolled in this study. Retinal photographs were graded for DR according to the modified Airlie House classification system. Vision threatening diabetic retinopathy (VTDR) was defined as the presence of severe non-proliferative DR, or proliferative DR, or clinically significant macular oedema...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449486/the-prevalence-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-with-obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome-a-prospective-observational-study
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Aljohara S Almeneessier, Samar Z Nashwan, Mostafa Q Al-Shamiri, Seithikurippu R Pandi-Perumal, Ahmed S BaHammam
BACKGROUND: One important cardiovascular morbidity that is associated with obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is the development of pulmonary hypertension (PH). However, few studies have assessed PH in OHS patients. Therefore, we prospectively assessed the prevalence of PH in a large sample of OHS patients. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, all consecutive OHS patients referred to the sleep disorders clinic during the study period were included...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448784/a-motivational-interviewing-intervention-by-pharmacy-students-to-improve-medication-adherence
#3
Susan Abughosh, Xin Wang, Omar Serna, Tara Esse, Amanda Mann, Santhi Masilamani, Marcia McDonnell Holstad, Ekere James Essien, Marc Fleming
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) patients with comorbid hypertension (HTN) are at a higher risk of developing microvascular and macrovascular DM complications. Through guideline-driven recommendations, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are highly recommended for these patients. Unfortunately, medication adherence to these products, though crucial to achieving therapeutic benefit, is frequently suboptimal. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a patient-centered collaborative communication style that is used to strengthen internal motivation for change that may prove effective in enhancing adherence...
May 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448602/clinical-presentation-and-management-of-stable-coronary-artery-disease-in-austria
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Otto Pichlhöfer, Manfred Maier, Roza Badr-Eslam, Robin Ristl, Magdalena Zebrowska, Irene M Lang
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death in Austria. However, no systematic information exists regarding characteristics and treatments of contemporary patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) in Austria. We assembled two retrospective physicians' databases to describe demographics, clinical profiles, and therapeutic strategies in patients with stable CAD. In addition, we compared patient profiles of secondary care internists and hospital-based cardiologists with those of general practitioners in a primary care setting outside of hospital...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448192/epidemiology-of-newly-diagnosed-hypertensives-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-a-developing-country
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Udaya Ralapanawa, Samath D Dharmaratne, KushaleePoornima Jayawickreme, Madhushanka Ekanayake
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of death in most countries and the past two decades have shown a global increase. Hypertension (HTN) was found to be the leading risk factor in 2010 as qualified by Disability Adjusted Life Years. Epidemiological studies in this regard in Sri Lanka are scarce. Thus, describing epidemiological patterns of HTN in the Sri Lankan population will help policy makers in planning preventive healthcare programs and aid in preparing strategies to cope with the increasing demand for healthcare facilities...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448186/association-between-cyp3a5-genotypes-with-hypertension-in-chinese-han-population-a-case-control-study
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Zhanzhan Li, Peng Chen, Tao Zhou, Xiaofang Chen, Lizhang Chen
BACKGROUND: The association of CYP3A5 gene polymorphisms with hypertension in the Chinese population is unknown. We explored the association between the CYP3A5 (rs776746) gene and hypertension in the Chinese Han population. METHODS: Using a case-control design, 340 cases and 254 controls were enrolled from the Third Affiliated Hospital of South Medical University between July and December of 2015. We used a standardized questionnaire to collect data regarding age, sex, smoking, drinking, family history of hypertension, and physical exercise...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448181/blood-pressure-control-with-cilnidipine-treatment-in-japanese-post-stroke-hypertensive-patients-the-ca-attend-study
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Shiro Aoki, Naohisa Hosomi, Tomohisa Nezu, Tsukasa Teshima, Hitoshi Sugii, Shinobu Nagahama, Yoshiki Kurose, Hirofumi Maruyama, Masayasu Matsumoto
Blood pressure control is important in post-stroke hypertensive patients and antihypertensive treatment is recommended for such patients. Ca-channel blockers are recommended as the medications of choice for the treatment of post-stroke patients. Here, we report the results of a large-scale prospective post-marketing surveillance study of post-stroke hypertensive patients (n = 2667, male 60.4%, 69.0 ± 10.9 years) treated with cilnidipine, with regard to blood pressure control and adverse reactions. Cilnidipine treatment caused a decrease in both clinic and home blood pressures 2 months after the beginning of treatment, and the decreased blood pressure was maintained until the end of 12 months' observation...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447738/telmisartan-suppresses-cardiac-hypertrophy-by-inhibiting-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-via-the-nfat-anp-bnp-signaling-pathway
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Xiurong Li, Yuhuai Lan, Yan Wang, Minghao Nie, Yanhong Lu, Eryang Zhao
Telmisartan, a type of angiotensin II (Ang II) receptor inhibitor, is a common agent used to treat hypertension in the clinic. Hypertension increases cardiac afterload and promotes cardiac hypertrophy. However, the ventricular Ang II receptor may be activated in the absence of hypertension. Therefore, telmisartan may reduce cardiac hypertrophy by indirectly ameliorating hypertensive symptoms and directly inhibiting the cardiac Ang II receptor. Nuclear factor of activated T‑cells (NFAT) contributes to cardiac hypertrophy via nuclear translocation, which induces a cascade of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and brain/B‑type natriuretic peptide (BNP) expression and cardiomyocyte apoptosis...
March 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447627/short-term-blood-pressure-variability-and-long-term-blood-pressure-variability-which-one-is-a-reliable-predictor-for-recurrent-stroke
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Y Tao, J Xu, B Song, X Xie, H Gu, Q Liu, L Zhao, Y Wang, Y Xu, Y Wang
The relationship between blood pressure variability (BPV) and stroke recurrence is controversial. This study aimed to evaluate the predictive value of short-term and long-term BPV for stroke recurrence. The data from blood pressure and clinical outcome in TIA or ischemic stroke (BOSS) study included participants with acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) within 7 days after onset. Short-term BPV was measured by 24-h ambulatory BP measurement during hospitalisation. Long-term BPV, based on home blood pressure measurement, was measured by patients or their families from discharge to 90 days after qualifying events onset (twice daily)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447626/familial-hyperaldosteronism-type-iii
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REVIEW
S Monticone, M Tetti, J Burrello, F Buffolo, R De Giovanni, F Veglio, T A Williams, P Mulatero
Primary aldosteronism is the most common form of endocrine hypertension. This disorder comprises both sporadic and familial forms. Four familial forms of primary aldosteronism (FH-I to FH-IV) have been described. FH-III is caused by germline mutations in KCNJ5, encoding the potassium channel Kir3.4 (also called GIRK4). These mutations alter the selectivity filter of the channel and lead to abnormal ion currents with loss of potassium selectivity, sodium influx and consequent increased intracellular calcium that causes excessive aldosterone biosynthesis...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447625/randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-assessment-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-dietary-supplements-in-prehypertension
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F Pelliccia, V Pasceri, G Marazzi, A Arrivi, L Cacciotti, G Pannarale, G Speciale, C Greco, C Gaudio
We aimed to evaluate efficacy and tolerability of a protocol including lifestyle modifications and a novel combination of dietary supplements in prehypertension. A prospective, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in 176 subjects (103 men, aged 52±10 years), with blood pressure (BP) of 130-139 mm Hg systolic and/or 85-89 mm Hg diastolic entered. After a single-blind run-in period, participants were randomised to twice daily placebo (n=88) or a commercially available combination pill (n=88)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447577/prognostic-value-of-adamts13-in-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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M Feroz Azfar, M Faisal Khan, S Shahid Habib, Z Al Aseri, A Mohammad Zubaidi, D Ocampo Aguila, M Owais Suriya, Hameed Ullah
PURPOSE: ADAMTS13 level was evaluated as a predictor of mortality in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock, and compared with Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) scores. METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted in the Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Units of King Khalid University Hospital. Detailed clinical evaluations were performed on 84 patients (56.08±18.18 years of age) with severe sepsis and septic shock...
April 26, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447404/potential-biomechanical-roles-of-risk-factors-in-the-evolution-of-thrombus-laden-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Lana Virag, John S Wilson, Jay D Humphrey, Igor Karšaj
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) typically harbour an intraluminal thrombus (ILT), yet most prior computational models neglect biochemomechanical effects of thrombus on lesion evolution. We recently proposed a growth and remodelling model of thrombus-laden AAAs that introduced a number of new constitutive relations and associated model parameters. Because values of several of these parameters have yet to be elucidated by clinical data, and could vary significantly from patient to patient, the aim of this study was to investigate the possible extent to which these parameters influence AAA evolution...
April 26, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447104/bmp-type-ii-receptor-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#14
REVIEW
Mar Orriols, Maria Catalina Gomez-Puerto, Peter Ten Dijke
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a chronic disease characterized by a progressive elevation in mean pulmonary arterial pressure. This occurs due to abnormal remodeling of small peripheral lung vasculature resulting in progressive occlusion of the artery lumen that eventually causes right heart failure and death. The most common cause of PAH is inactivating mutations in the gene encoding a bone morphogenetic protein type II receptor (BMPRII). Current therapeutic options for PAH are limited and focused mainly on reversal of pulmonary vasoconstriction and proliferation of vascular cells...
April 26, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446804/the-effects-of-increasing-calcium-channel-blocker-dose-vs-adding-a-diuretic-to-treatment-regimens-for-patients-with-uncontrolled-hypertension
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Shigemasa Tani, Kei Asayama, Koji Oiwa, Shinsuke Harasawa, Katsuaki Okubo, Atsuhiko Takahashi, Ayumi Tanabe, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Atsushi Hirayama, Toshio Kushiro
In patients with insufficient blood pressure (BP) control, despite using a combination regimen containing an angiotensin receptor blocker and a calcium channel blocker (CCB), whether a greater dose of CCB or adding a diuretic is more effective at lowering BP remains unclear. We conducted a multicenter randomized clinical trial to compare the efficacy of switching from the daily administration of a single-pill fixed-dose combination of irbesartan (100 mg) and amlodipine (5 mg) to irbesartan (100 mg) with an increased dose of amlodipine (10 mg) (HD group, n=62) or irbesartan (100 mg) and amlodipine (5 mg) with 1 mg of indapamide (D group, n=63) in patients with poorly controlled hypertension...
April 27, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446537/post-hoc-analyses-of-randomized-clinical-trial-for-the-effect-of-clopidogrel-added-to-aspirin-on-kidney-function
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Jesse C Ikeme, Pablo E Pergola, Rebecca Scherzer, Michael G Shlipak, Oscar R Benavente, Carmen A Peralta
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Despite the high burden of CKD, few specific therapies are available that can halt disease progression. In animal models, clopidogrel has emerged as a potential therapy to preserve kidney function. The effect of clopidogrel on kidney function in humans has not been established. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: The Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes Study randomized participants with prior lacunar stroke to treatment with aspirin or aspirin plus clopidogrel...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446462/sodium-storage-in-human-tissues-is-mediated-by-glycosaminoglycan-expression
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Michael Fischereder, Bernhard Michalke, Elisa Schmoeckel, Antje Habicht, Raphael Kunisch, Ivana Pavelic, Bermadett Szabados, Ulf Schönermarck, Peter Nelson, Manfred Stangl
The current paradigm regarding sodium handling in animals and humans postulates that total body sodium is regulated predominately via regulation of extracellular volume. Active sodium storage independent of volume retention is thought to be negligible. However, studies in animals, hypertensive patients and healthy humans suggest non-osmotic storage of sodium in skin. We hypothesized that tissue sodium concentrations ([Na]T) found in humans vary and reflect regulation due to variable glycosaminoglycan content due to variable expression of XYLT-1...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446163/exploratory-analysis-of-the-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#18
Lars Harbaum, Kaaja M Baaske, Marcel Simon, Tim Oqueka, Christoph Sinning, Antonia Glatzel, Nicole Lüneburg, Karsten Sydow, Carsten Bokemeyer, Hans Klose
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammation emerges as a feature of the pathogenesis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in experimental models. Alterations of circulating cell subsets have been observed in patients with PAH. We aimed to assess associations of the white blood cell count with disease severity and outcome in patients with PAH. METHODS: The total and differential white blood cell count was related to functional parameters, pulmonary hemodynamics and transplantation-free survival in 77 patients with PAH in an observational single center study...
April 26, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445539/restless-legs-syndrome-and-cardiovascular-diseases-a-case-control-study
#19
Marion Cholley-Roulleau, Sofiene Chenini, Séverine Béziat, Lily Guiraud, Isabelle Jaussent, Yves Dauvilliers
OBJECTIVE: The association between restless legs syndrome (RLS), cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and hypertension is inconsistent. This case-control study examined i) the association between primary RLS, CVD and hypertension by taking into account many potential confounders and ii) the influence of RLS duration, severity and treatment, sleep and depressive symptoms on CVD and hypertension in primary RLS. METHODS: A standardized questionnaire to assess the RLS phenotype, history of CVD and hypertension, sleep and depressive symptoms, drug intake and demographic/clinical features was sent to the France-Ekbom Patients Association members...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445104/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-direct-portal-pressure-measurement-using-a-digital-pressure-wire-with-real-time-remote-display-a-survival-study
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Allison R Schulman, Christopher C Thompson, Marvin Ryou
BACKGROUND: Portal hypertension is necessary for the development of most clinical complications of cirrhosis. We recently reported a novel, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided technique for direct portal pressure measurements using a digital pressure wire. AIMS: The aims of this study were to (1) evaluate safety in an animal survival model and (2) compare direct portal vein (PV) versus transhepatic access of a first-order venule. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Yorkshire pigs, weighing 40-55 kg...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
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