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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188508/potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-and-associated-factors-in-elderly-patients-at-hospital-discharge-in-brazil-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ana Luiza Pereira Moreira Mori, Renata Cunha Carvalho, Patricia Melo Aguiar, Maria Goretti Farias de Lima, Magali da Silva Pacheco Nobre Rossi, José Fernando Salvador Carrillo, Egídio Lima Dórea, Sílvia Storpirtis
Background The Screening Tool of Older Persons' Prescriptions/Screening Tool to Alert doctors to Right Treatment (STOPP/START) criteria is used to identify instances of potentially inappropriate prescribing in a patient's medication regimen. Objective To determine the prevalence and predictors of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) and potential prescribing omissions (PPOs) among elderly patients at hospital discharge. Setting A university hospital medical clinic in Brazil. Method Discharge prescriptions were examined using the STOPP/START criteria...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154100/stroke-caused-by-atherosclerosis-of-the-major-intracranial-arteries
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Chirantan Banerjee, Marc I Chimowitz
Our goal in this review is to discuss the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke caused by atherosclerosis of the major intracranial arteries. References for the review were identified by searching PubMed for related studies published from 1955 to June 2016 using search terms intracranial stenosis and intracranial atherosclerosis. Reference sections of published randomized clinical trials and previously published reviews were searched for additional references. Intracranial atherosclerotic disease is a highly prevalent cause of stroke that is associated with a high risk of recurrent stroke...
February 3, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138903/the-treatment-of-giant-cell-arteritis
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REVIEW
Imran Jivraj, Madhura Tamhankar
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a systemic inflammatory vasculitis affecting medium and large vessels with potentially sight and life-threatening complications. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are imperative in order to prevent vision loss and progression of the disease. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) are inflammatory markers which are elevated in the majority of patients and support the diagnosis of GCA among patients who present with typical symptoms. GCA is confirmed with superficial temporal artery biopsy which demonstrates characteristic pathological findings...
January 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131536/dual-antiplatelet-therapy-improves-outcome-in-diabetic-patients-undergoing-endovascular-femoropopliteal-stenting-for-critical-limb-ischaemia
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O Thott, F Granath, J Malmstedt, C-M Wahlgren
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to analyse the effect of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) compared to aspirin on outcome after endovascular interventions in patients with CLI. METHODS: This was a population based retrospective nationwide cohort analysis. Several linked national databases in Sweden: Swedish National Vascular Registry, Prescribed Drug Registry and National Discharge Registry. A total of 1941 patients (median age 79; range 43-103 years; women 58%) were identified with CLI who had undergone primary femoropopliteal endovascular intervention between 2006 and 2012...
January 25, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119386/survival-prospects-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-the-uk-a-matched-cohort-study-1987-2011
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Lisanne A Gitsels, Elena Kulinskaya, Nicholas Steel
OBJECTIVES: Estimate survival after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the general population aged 60 and over and the effect of recommended treatments. DESIGN: Cohort study in the UK with routinely collected data between January 1987 and March 2011. SETTING: 310 general practices that contributed to The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database. PARTICIPANTS: 4 cohorts who reached the age of 60, 65, 70, or 75 years between 1987 and 2011 included 16 744, 43 528, 73 728, and 76 392 participants, respectively...
January 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107484/resveratrol-co-treatment-attenuates-the-effects-of-hiv-protease-inhibitors-on-rat-body-weight-and-enhances-cardiac-mitochondrial-respiration
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Burger Symington, Rudo F Mapanga, Gavin R Norton, M Faadiel Essop
Since the early 1990s human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) emerged as a global health pandemic, with sub-Saharan Africa the hardest hit. While the successful roll-out of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy provided significant relief to HIV-positive individuals, such treatment can also elicit damaging side-effects. Here especially HIV protease inhibitors (PIs) are implicated in the onset of cardio-metabolic complications such as type-2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. As there is a paucity of data regarding suitable co-treatments within this context, this preclinical study investigated whether resveratrol (RSV), aspirin (ASP) or vitamin C (VitC) co-treatment is able to blunt side-effects in a rat model of chronic PI exposure (Lopinavir/Ritonavir treatment for 4 months)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089180/enteric-coating-and-aspirin%C3%A2-nonresponsiveness-in-patients%C3%A2-with-type%C3%A2-2%C3%A2-diabetes-mellitus
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Deepak L Bhatt, Tilo Grosser, Jing-Fei Dong, Douglas Logan, Walter Jeske, Dominick J Angiolillo, Andrew L Frelinger, Lanyu Lei, Juan Liang, Jason E Moore, Byron Cryer, Upendra Marathi
BACKGROUND: A limitation of aspirin is that some patients, particularly those with diabetes, may not have an optimal antiplatelet effect. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to determine if oral bioavailability mediates nonresponsiveness. METHODS: The rate and extent of serum thromboxane generation and aspirin pharmacokinetics were measured in 40 patients with diabetes in a randomized, single-blind, triple-crossover study. Patients were exposed to three 325-mg aspirin formulations: plain aspirin, PL2200 (a modified-release lipid-based aspirin), and a delayed-release enteric-coated (EC) aspirin...
February 14, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089179/type-2-diabetes-obesity-and-aspirin-responsiveness
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EDITORIAL
Carlo Patrono, Bianca Rocca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087575/treating-inflammation-and-infection-in-the-21st-century-new-hints-from-decoding-resolution-mediators-and-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Charles N Serhan
Practitioners of ancient societies from the time of Hippocrates and earlier recognized and treated the signs of inflammation, heat, redness, swelling, and pain with agents that block or inhibit proinflammatory chemical mediators. More selective drugs are available today, but this therapeutic concept has not changed. Because the acute inflammatory response is host protective to contain foreign invaders, much of today's pharmacopeia can cause serious unwanted side effects, such as immune suppression. Uncontrolled inflammation is now considered pathophysiologic and is associated with many widely occurring diseases such as cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, obesity, and asthma, as well as classic inflammatory diseases (e...
January 13, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073668/drug-eluting-stenting-for-femoropopliteal-lesions-followed-by-cilostazol-treatment-reduces-stent-restenosis-in-patients-with-symptomatic-peripheral-artery-disease
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Kan Zen, Mitsuyoshi Takahara, Osamu Iida, Yoshimitsu Soga, Daizo Kawasaki, Shinsuke Nanto, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Satoaki Matoba
BACKGROUND: Cilostazol improves clinical endovascular therapy outcomes for femoropopliteal (FP) lesions in patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease, but whether it also has clinical benefits for patients after drug-eluting stent implantation remains unclear. METHODS: This study is a subanalysis of the ZilvEr PTX for tHe Femoral ArterY and Proximal Popliteal ArteRy (ZEPHYR) study, a prospective multicenter study investigating FP lesions treated with the Zilver (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind) paclitaxel-eluting stent...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068560/effect-of-sarpogrelate-a-selective-5-ht2a-receptor-antagonist-on-characteristics-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Dong-Hwa Lee, Eun Ju Chun, Jee Hye Hur, Se Hee Min, Jie-Eun Lee, Tae Jung Oh, Kyoung Min Kim, Hak Chul Jang, Seung Jin Han, Doo Kyoung Kang, Hae Jin Kim, Soo Lim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Sarpogrelate, a 5-hydroxytryptamine type 2A antagonist, is a potential antiplatelet agent. We performed a randomized study to evaluate the effect of sarpogrelate on vascular health in Korean patients with diabetes. METHODS: Forty diabetic patients aged 58.6 ± 6.8 years with 10-75% coronary artery stenosis, as assessed by coronary computed tomography angiography, were randomly assigned to sarpogrelate 300 mg/day plus aspirin 100 mg/day (SPG + ASA group) or aspirin 100 mg/day alone (ASA group) for 6 months...
December 10, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065907/platelet-reactivity-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-patients-on-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-for-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-the-evere2st-hiv-study
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Marie Hauguel-Moreau, Franck Boccara, Anders Boyd, Joe-Elie Salem, Delphine Brugier, Angélique Curjol, Jean-Sébastien Hulot, Mathieu Kerneis, Sophie Galier, Ariel Cohen, Gilles Montalescot, Jean-Philippe Collet, Johanne Silvain
AIM: To explore platelet reactivity on dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients infected with HIV. METHODS AND RESULTS: Acute coronary syndrome patients infected with HIV (n = 80) were matched to ACS patients without HIV (n = 160) on age, sex, diabetes, and DAPT (aspirin 100%, clopidogrel 68%, prasugrel 31%, ticagrelor 1%). Platelet reactivity was evaluated after ACS (>30 days) by measuring residual platelet aggregation (RPA) to aspirin and to P2Y12 inhibitors with light transmission aggregometry (LTA), VerifyNow aspirin assay (ARU), and P2Y12 assay (PRU) and with the VASP platelet reactivity index (VASP-PRI)...
January 8, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059659/antiplatelet-therapy-for-the-prevention-of-peri-coiling-thromboembolism-in-high-risk-patients-with-ruptured-intracranial-aneurysms
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Nancy J Edwards, Wesley H Jones, Aditya Sanzgiri, Juan Corona, Mark Dannenbaum, Peng Roc Chen
OBJECTIVE The most frequent procedural complication of the endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms is a thromboembolic event (TEE); in a subset of patients, such events will cause permanent neurological disability. In patients with unruptured aneurysms, increasing evidence supports the use of periprocedural antiplatelet therapy to prevent TEEs. The object of this study was to evaluate whether patients with ruptured aneurysms and subarachnoid hemorrhage would also benefit from periprocedural antiplatelet therapy...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055065/effect-of-fish-oil-supplementation-and-aspirin-use-on-arteriovenous-fistula-failure-in-patients-requiring-hemodialysis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Ashley B Irish, Andrea K Viecelli, Carmel M Hawley, Lai-Seong Hooi, Elaine M Pascoe, Peta-Anne Paul-Brent, Sunil V Badve, Trevor A Mori, Alan Cass, Peter G Kerr, David Voss, Loke-Meng Ong, Kevan R Polkinghorne
Importance: Vascular access dysfunction is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients requiring hemodialysis. Arteriovenous fistulae are preferred over synthetic grafts and central venous catheters due to superior long-term outcomes and lower health care costs, but increasing their use is limited by early thrombosis and maturation failure. ω-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acids (fish oils) have pleiotropic effects on vascular biology and inflammation and aspirin impairs platelet aggregation, which may reduce access failure...
February 1, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049984/clinical-outcomes-in-diabetic-patients-who-underwent-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-during-the-plain-old-balloon-angioplasty-poba-bare-metal-stents-bms-and-drug-eluting-stents-des-eras-from-1984-to-2010
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Ryo Naito, Katsumi Miyauchi, Hirokazu Konishi, Shuta Tsuboi, Manabu Ogita, Tomotaka Dohi, Takatoshi Kasai, Hiroshi Tamura, Shinya Okazaki, Kikuo Isoda, Hiroyuki Daida
Objective Diabetes is a negative predictor in coronary artery disease patients. Since the introduction of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), PCI has evolved through technological advances in devices, improvements in operators' techniques and the establishment of effective therapeutic protocols. The aim of this study is to examine the changes in the clinical outcomes following PCI in patients with diabetes. Methods We compared the clinical outcomes in patients with diabetes following PCI from 1984 to 2010 at Juntendo University over three eras (plain old balloon angioplasty (POBA)-, bare metal stents (BMS)- and drug-eluting stents (DES)-eras)...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044391/initial-electrocardiogram-as-determinant-of-hospital-course-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Michael A Millard, Vijaiganesh Nagarajan, Luke C Kohan, Robert C Schutt, Ellen C Keeley
BACKGROUND: A proportion of patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have an initial electrocardiogram (ECG) that is nondiagnostic and are definitively diagnosed on a subsequent ECG. Our aim was to assess whether patients with a nondiagnostic initial ECG are different than those with a diagnostic initial ECG. METHODS: We collected demographic, ECG, medication, angiographic, and in-hospital clinical outcome data in consecutive patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention for STEMI at our institution from June 2009 to June 2013...
January 3, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042404/in-hospital-and-one-year-clinical-outcome-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-oman-oman-pci-registry
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Prashanth Panduranga, Majdah Al-Rashidi, Fatma Al-Hajri
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate the in-hospital and one-year clinical outcome of patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a tertiary hospital in Oman. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, single-center, observational study looking at patients > 18 years old who underwent a PCI from 1 January to 31 December 2013. The primary end point was the occurrence of a major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE), defined as death, any myocardial infarction (MI), cerebrovascular accident (CVA), and target vessel revascularization (TVR) with either repeat PCI or coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)...
January 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039577/antiplatelet-strategies-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-noncardioembolic-ischemic-stroke-from-a-real-world-study-with-a-five-year-follow-up
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Huimin Xu, Yanting Ping, Haoran Lin, Ping He, Wenlu Li, Haibin Dai
Aspirin and clopidogrel are both acceptable antiplatelet options for the secondary prevention of noncardioembolic ischemic stroke. Associations between Essen Stroke Risk Score (ESRS) and antiplatelet treatment in Chinese patients with noncardioembolic ischemic stroke were assessed. This retrospective study was taken in a tertiary care hospital located in eastern China. Patients with noncardioembolic ischemic stroke hospitalized during January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2011, were classified according to ESRS during index stroke hospitalization...
December 31, 2016: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025961/prevalence-of-aspirin-resistance-in-patients-with-type-ii-diabetes-a-descriptive-analytical-study%C3%A2
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Rahimeh Eskandarian, Mohammadreza Razavi, Abolfazal Fattah, Kamran Ghods, Mohammad Forozeshfard
BACKGROUND: Aspirin resistance is one of the most important factors for arterial thrombotic events in diabetic patients. This study aimed to evaluate aspirin resistance in diabetic patients. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 180 patients who received 80 mg of aspirin daily for at least 10 days were studied, and their urinary 11-DH-TXB2 was measured. Those with 11-dehydro-thromboxane B2 above 1,500 pg/mg creatinine were considered aspirin resistant. Data with significance level of 5% were analyzed in SPSS-16...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019050/electrocardiographic-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-predicts-atrial-fibrillation-independent-of-left-ventricular-mass
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Nikhil Patel, Wesley T O'Neal, S Patrick Whalen, Elsayed Z Soliman
BACKGROUND: Although left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) detected by electrocardiography (ECG-LVH) and echocardiography (echo-LVH) independently predict cardiovascular disease events, it is unclear if ECG-LVH and echo-LVH independently predict atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: This analysis included 4,904 participants (40% male; 85% white) from the Cardiovascular Health Study who were free of baseline AF and major intraventricular conduction delays. ECG-LVH was defined by Minnesota Code Classification from baseline ECG data...
December 25, 2016: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
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