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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770596/high-rates-of-viral-suppression-in-adults-and-children-with-high-cd4-counts-using-a-streamlined-art-delivery-model-in-the-search-trial-in-rural-uganda-and-kenya
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Dalsone Kwarisiima, Moses R Kamya, Asiphas Owaraganise, Florence Mwangwa, Dathan M Byonanebye, James Ayieko, Albert Plenty, Doug Black, Tamara D Clark, Bridget Nzarubara, Katherine Snyman, Lillian Brown, Elizabeth Bukusi, Craig R Cohen, Elvin H Geng, Edwin D Charlebois, Theodore D Ruel, Maya L Petersen, Diane Havlir, Vivek Jain
INTRODUCTION: The 2015 WHO recommendation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all HIV-positive persons calls for treatment initiation in millions of persons newly eligible with high CD4+ counts. Efficient and effective care models are urgently needed for this population. We evaluated clinical outcomes of asymptomatic HIV-positive adults and children starting ART with high CD4+ counts using a novel streamlined care model in rural Uganda and Kenya. METHODS: In the 16 intervention communities of the HIV test-and-treat Sustainable East Africa Research for Community Health Study (NCT01864603), all HIV-positive individuals irrespective of CD4 were offered ART (efavirenz [EFV]/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate + emtricitabine (FTC) or lamivudine (3TC)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761569/efficacy-and-safety-of-switching-from-prostaglandin-analog-therapy-to-prostaglandin-timolol-fixed-combination-or-prostaglandin-brimonidine-therapy
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Kenji Inoue, Mieko Masumoto, Kyoko Ishida, Goji Tomita
BACKGROUND: To compare the safety and efficacy between switching to prostaglandin/timolol fixed combination eye drops (PG/timolol FCs) and adding brimonidine to PG analogue monotherapy. METHODS: Eyes of 53 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension who were receiving PG analogue monotherapy were included. Participants were randomly divided into two treatment groups: one was prescribed PG/timolol FCs (switched group), and for the other, 0.1% brimonidine was added to the PG analogue (added group)...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695464/improving-adherence-to-treatment-and-reducing-economic-costs-of-hypertension-the-role-of-olmesartan-based-treatment
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Francesco Vittorio Costa
Poor adherence to antihypertensive treatment is the single most important factor of unsatisfactory blood pressure (BP) control. This review focuses on therapy-related factors affecting adherence and suggests how to improve it with a wise choice of treatment schedule. Complex drug treatment schemes, poor tolerability and drug substitutions are frequent causes of poor adherence which, in turn, causes insufficient BP control, greater incidence of cardiovascular events and, finally, higher global health costs...
July 10, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692311/prospective-direct-comparison-of-antihypertensive-effect-and-safety-between-high-dose-amlodipine-or-indapamide-in-hypertensive-patients-uncontrolled-by-standard-doses-of-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-and-amlodipine
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Keisuke Okamura, Kazuyuki Shirai, Nao Totake, Tetsu Okuda, Hidenori Urata
OBJECTIVE: When hypertension is uncontrolled by routine treatment with an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) and the calcium channel blocker amlodipine (5 mg), the dose of amlodipine can be increased or a diuretic can be added. We investigated the more effective option in a prospective multicenter open-label study. METHODS: Hypertensive patients were recruited if the target blood pressure (BP) in The Japanese Society of Hypertension 2009 guideline could not be achieved with standard-dose ARB therapy and amlodipine (5 mg)...
July 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668407/current-and-cutting-edge-interventions-for-the-treatment-of-obese-patients
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REVIEW
Jenanan Vairavamurthy, Lawrence J Cheskin, Dara L Kraitchman, Aravind Arepally, Clifford R Weiss
The number of people classified as obese, defined by the World Health Organization as having a body mass index ≥30, has been rising since the 1980s. Obesity is associated with comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The current treatment paradigm emphasizes lifestyle modifications, including diet and exercise; however this approach produces only modest weight loss for many patients. When lifestyle modifications fail, the current "gold standard" therapy for obesity is bariatric surgery, including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and placement of an adjustable gastric band...
August 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652963/switching-from-sildenafil-to-riociguat-for-the-treatment-of-pah-and-inoperable-cteph-real-life-experiences
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Asger Andersen, Kasper Korsholm, Søren Mellemkjær, Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk
Riociguat is a novel soluble guanylate cyclase stimulator that is approved for the treatment of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and patients with inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) or persistent/recurrent CTEPH after pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA). As riociguat is a relatively new drug, experience of its use in clinical practice is limited, especially in patients who would not have met the inclusion criteria for the pivotal Phase III clinical trials, PATENT-1 and CHEST-1...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646394/the-antihypertensive-efficacy-of-the-triple-fixed-combination-of-perindopril-indapamide-and-amlodipine-the-results-of-the-petra-study
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György Ábrahám, Csaba András Dézsi
INTRODUCTION: The etiology of essential hypertension is multifactorial. Therefore, treatment with combinations of antihypertensive agents acting on multiple targets is necessary for successful therapy in the majority of patients. According to the experience and clinical data accumulated so far, combination therapy with three agents from different pharmacological classes is required in approx. 30% of patients in order to achieve long-term blood pressure control. The primary objective of the PETRA study was to evaluate the efficacy of blood pressure (BP) control with once daily administration of the different dosage strengths of the once-daily, triple fixed combination of perindopril, indapamide, and amlodipine...
June 23, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636651/yield-of-yearly-routine-physical-examination-in-hiv-1-infected-patients-is-limited-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-the-netherlands
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Marleen A van Amsterdam, Sander van Assen, Herman G Sprenger, Kasper R Wilting, Ymkje Stienstra, Wouter F W Bierman
BACKGROUND: Routine physical examinations might be of value in HIV-infected patients, but the yield is unknown. We determined the diagnoses that would have been missed without performing annual routine physical examinations in HIV-infected patients with stable disease. METHODS: Data were collected from the medical records of 299 HIV-1-infected patients with CD4 count >350 cells/mm3 if not using combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), or CD4 count >100 cells/mm3 and undetectable viral load if using cART...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513286/azelnidipine-is-a-useful-medication-for-the-treatment-of-heart-failure-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Shunsuke Kiuchi, Shinji Hisatake, Takayuki Kabuki, Takashi Oka, Shintaro Dobashi, Takahiro Fujii, Takanori Ikeda
BACKGROUND: The optimal therapy in patients with heart failure preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and hypertension (HT) has not been revealed. The beta blocker (BB) and the renin angiotensin aldosterone system inhibitor (RAAS-I) are recommend as class IIa in patients with HFpEF. The calcium channel blocker (CCB), a major anti-hypertensive drugs in Japan, is also recommend as class IIa in patients with HFpEF. However, the difference between azelnidipine, an L type CCB, and cilnidipine, an N type CCB, is unclear...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502035/prospective-observational-post-marketing-study-of-tafluprost-for-glaucoma-and-ocular-hypertension-effectiveness-and-treatment-persistence
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Yasuaki Kuwayama, Masako Hashimoto, Reiko Kakegawa, Akio Nomura, Fumiki Shimada
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering effect and safety of tafluprost, a prostaglandin analogue, in actual clinical practice and to determine persistency of tafluprost as an indicator of its benefit-risk balance. METHODS: This was a large-scale, post-marketing, multicenter, non-interventional, open-label, long-term study. Patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension who initiated tafluprost treatment were registered and prospectively observed over a 2-year period in the real-world setting in Japan...
May 13, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494463/plasma-drug-concentrations-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-on-combination-treatment
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Ekkehard Grünig, Johanna Ohnesorge, Nicola Benjamin, Jürgen Burhenne, Yeliz Enderle, Benjamin Egenlauf, Christine Fischer, Satenik Harutyunova, Andrea Huppertz, Hans Klose, Walter E Haefeli
BACKGROUND: Combination therapy with the phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE-5i) sildenafil or tadalafil and the endothelin receptor antagonists (ERA) bosentan, ambrisentan, or macitentan may cause mutual pharmacokinetic interactions in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze plasma drug concentrations in PAH patients receiving different combination treatments. METHODS: PAH patients receiving a stable combination treatment with ERA and PDE-5i with targeted dosage for at least 1 month were routinely assessed, including clinical parameters and plasma drug concentrations...
2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
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/28441185/exploring-factors-associated-with-patients-adherence-to-antihypertensive-drugs-among-people-with-primary-hypertension-in-the-united-kingdom
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Amanj I Kurdi, Li-Chia Chen, Rachel A Elliott
OBJECTIVE: To explore factors associated with adherence to antihypertensive drugs overall (therapy adherence) and to particular classes (class adherence) in hypertensive patients. METHODS: The current retrospective cohort study included adults with primary hypertension identified in the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink from April 2006 to March 2013. Individuals were followed from the date of first-ever antihypertensive drug class (class adherence) prescribed and from the date of the first-ever antihypertensive drug (therapy adherence) issued to the earliest of study end, patient leaving the database, or death...
September 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381495/dietary-reversal-of-neuropathy-in-a-murine-model-of-prediabetes-and-metabolic-syndrome
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Lucy M Hinder, Phillipe D O'Brien, John M Hayes, Carey Backus, Andrew P Solway, Catrina Sims-Robinson, Eva L Feldman
Patients with metabolic syndrome, which is defined as obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), can develop the same macro- and microvascular complications as patients with type 2 diabetes, including peripheral neuropathy. In type 2 diabetes, glycemic control has little effect on the development and progression of peripheral neuropathy, suggesting that other metabolic syndrome components may contribute to the presence of neuropathy. A parallel phenomenon is observed in patients with prediabetes and metabolic syndrome, where improvement in weight and dyslipidemia more closely correlates with restoration of nerve function than improvement in glycemic status...
June 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340820/role-of-everolimus-on-cardiac-functions-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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U Cakir, G Alis, T Erturk, A H Karayagiz, U Karabulut, I Berber
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is known to increase the survival of dialysis patients by ameloriating cardiac status, including both systolic and diastolic functions. We aimed to evaluate the role of immunosuppressive drug regimens on cardiac functions of kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 120 KTRs immediately before and 1 year after the kidney transplantation, using tissue Doppler echocardiography. A triple immunosuppressive therapy including tacrolimus, mycophenoloic acid (MPA), and prednisolone was started for all patients...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299716/fixed-dose-triple-combination-of-antihypertensive-drugs-improves-blood-pressure-control-from-clinical-trials-to-clinical-practice
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Alberto Mazza, Salvatore Lenti, Laura Schiavon, Antonella Paola Sacco, Fabio Dell'Avvocata, Gianluca Rigatelli, Emilio Ramazzina
INTRODUCTION: Blood pressure (BP) control is the main clinical goal in the management of hypertensive patients; however, BP in most of these patients remains uncontrolled, despite the widespread availability of antihypertensive drugs as free-combination therapy. This study compared the efficacy of a fixed-dose triple combination (FDTC) of antihypertensive drugs with that of a free combination of three antihypertensives in patients with uncontrolled hypertension. METHODS: Ninety-two patients (mean age 60...
March 15, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284002/non-persistence-with-antiplatelet-therapy-in-elderly-patients-after-a-transient-ischemic-attack
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Martin Wawruch, Dusan Zatko, Gejza Wimmer, Jan Luha, Sona Wimmerova, Peter Kukumberg, Jan Murin, Adam Hloska, Tomas Tesar, Rashmi Shah
BACKGROUND: Antiplatelet therapy following a transient ischemic attack (TIA) constitutes an important secondary prevention measure. AIMS: The study was aimed at evaluating the development of non-persistence with antiplatelet therapy in elderly patients after a TIA and identifying patient-related characteristics associated with the probability of non-persistence during the follow-up period. METHODS: The study cohort (n = 854) was selected from the database of the largest health insurance provider of the Slovak Republic...
March 11, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257550/tolerability-of-switch-to-macitentan-from-bosentan-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Zeenat Safdar, Aishwarya Thakur, Adaani Frost
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease that can be treated with several medications. Macitentan, an endothelin receptor antagonist (ERA), has received approval as a PAH therapy. We report our data regarding the tolerability in patients with PAH who were switched from bosentan to macitentan. METHODS: At the Baylor Pulmonary Hypertension Program, 24 patients with PAH who had been taking bosentan and were switched to macitentan were identified in this retrospective study...
March 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223747/the-advantage-of-cyclosporine-a-and-methotrexate-rotational-therapy-in-long-term-systemic-treatment-for-chronic-plaque-psoriasis-in-a-real-world-practice
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Chong Won Choi, Bo Ri Kim, Jungyoon Ohn, Sang Woong Youn
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease. In the treatment of psoriasis, cyclosporine is commonly prescribed systemic agents. However, long-term use of cyclosporine is not recommended because of side effects such as nephrotoxicity or hypertension. OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the improved safety of rotational therapy using cyclosporine and methotrexate, we investigated the frequency of abnormal results in laboratory test after long term rotational therapy using cyclosporine and methotrexate...
February 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115472/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-children-after-neonatal-arterial-switch-operation
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Willemijn Mh Zijlstra, Ola Elmasry, Shari Pepplinkhuizen, D Dunbar Ivy, Damien Bonnet, Paul Luijendijk, Marilyne Lévy, Jose Luis Gavilan, Alba Torrent-Vernetta, Alberto Mendoza, Maria Jesus Del Cerro, Shahin Moledina, Rolf Mf Berger
OBJECTIVES: Paediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) after neonatal arterial switch operation (ASO) for transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is a clinically recognised entity with an estimated incidence of 0.6%-1.0%. Nevertheless, a clinical characterisation is lacking. We present an international cohort of children with PAH after neonatal ASO for TGA and describe epidemiology and clinical course. METHODS: Data were collected of children with PAH after neonatal ASO (≤6 weeks after birth) for simple TGA without residual shunt defects, identified in four national paediatric PAH networks in Europe and one US referral centre...
August 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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