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Sixtine Gilliot, Igor Sibon, Jean-Louis Mas, Thierry Moulin, Yannick Béjot, Charlotte Cordonnier, Maurice Giroud, Pascal Odou, Régis Bordet, Denis Vivien, Didier Leys
BACKGROUND: Many patients who receive intravenous (i.v.) recombinant tissue-plasminogen activator (rt-PA) for acute cerebral ischemia were under angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-Is) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) at stroke onset. ACE-Is and ARBs have neuroprotective properties in animal models. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the 3-month outcome of patients treated with i.v. rt-PA for cerebral ischemia was influenced by on-going therapy with ACE-Is or ARBs...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Neurology
Aleksandra Mazur, Anthony Guernec, Jacky Lautridou, Julie Dupas, Emmanuel Dugrenot, Marc Belhomme, Michael Theron, François Guerrero
Introduction: Commercial divers, high altitude pilots, and astronauts are exposed to some inherent risk of decompression sickness (DCS), though the mechanisms that trigger are still unclear. It has been previously showed that diving may induce increased levels of serum angiotensin converting enzyme. The renin angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) is one of the most important regulators of blood pressure and fluid volume. The purpose of the present study was to control the influence of angiotensin II on the appearance of DCS...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Shin Ishikane, Fumi Takahashi-Yanaga
Hypertension, which often exists as a comorbid condition in cancer patients, is considered as a factor affecting cancer progression. The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays an important role in theregulation of blood pressure, and angiotensin II (Ang II) is a well-known pressor peptide in RAS. There is also accumulated evidence indicating that Ang II plays a critical role in the metastasis of various cancers by modulating adhesion, migration invasion, proliferation, and angiogenesis. Consistent with this, large epidemiological studies have reported the potential beneficial effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and Ang II type 1 receptor blockers (ARBs) against cancer metastasis; however, some of the results remain controversial...
March 10, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
Barbara Guerard, Vincent Omachonu, Blake Perez, Bisakha Sen
The issue of medication nonadherence has generated significant interest because of its complexity from both cost and outcomes perspectives. Of the 3.2 billion prescriptions written annually in the United States, estimates indicate that half are not taken as prescribed, especially among patients with asymptomatic chronic conditions. The objective of this study was to assess whether a comprehensive wellness assessment (CWA) program helps improve medication adherence for oral diabetic medications, statins, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ACE/ARBs) in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan diabetic population...
March 2018: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
Mary Wang, David J Birnkrant, Dennis M Super, Irwin B Jacobs, Robert C Bahler
Objective: To describe the natural history of cardiomyopathy in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) who are receiving contemporary therapies. Methods: This is a single-institution retrospective cohort study of 57 patients aged >15 years with DMD. Serial digital echocardiograms were performed over a median follow-up of 8 years. Left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) was defined as shortening fraction (SF) <29% plus focal wall motion abnormalities...
2018: Open Heart
Hamish C G Prosser, Omar Azzam, Markus P Schlaich
Resistant hypertension is commonly defined as office blood pressure above recommended target despite the use of optimal doses of at least three antihypertensive drugs including a diuretic. Australian guidelines recommend combination of blockers of the renin-angiotensin system, either ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers, with calcium channel blockers and diuretics as the preferred triple therapy. A substantial proportion of hypertensive patients will require additional pharmacotherapy to achieve or get close to target blood pressure levels...
March 1, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Frank Edelmann, Christoph Knosalla, Klaus Mörike, Christiane Muth, Peggy Prien, Stefan Störk
BACKGROUND: Chronic heart failure (CHF) is the most common reason for hospital admissions in Germany. For the National Disease Management Guideline (NDMG) on CHF, a multidisciplinary expert panel revised the chapters on drug therapy, invasive therapy, and care coordination, following the methods of evidence-based medicine. METHODS: Recommendations are based on international guideline adaptations or systematic literature search. They were developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel, approved in a formal consensus procedure, and tested in open consultation, as specified by the requirements for S3 guidelines...
February 23, 2018: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
Miriam Moreno-Montoro, Paula Jauregi, Miguel Navarro-Alarcón, Manuel Olalla-Herrera, Rafael Giménez-Martínez, Lourdes Amigo, Beatriz Miralles
In this study, ultrafiltered goat milks fermented with the classical starter bacteria Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus and Streptococcus salivarus subsp. thermophilus or with the classical starter plus the Lactobacillus plantarum C4 probiotic strain were analyzed using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-Q-TOF-MS/MS) and/or high performance liquid chromatography-ion trap (HPLC-IT-MS/MS). Partial overlapping of the identified sequences with regard to fermentation culture was observed...
March 10, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
B Wilkins, S Hullikunte, M Simmonds, A Sasse, P D Larsen, S A Harding
BACKGROUND: We assessed the effect of a pre-discharge medication checklist on discharge prescription rates of guideline recommended medications following myocardial infarction. In addition, we assessed what proportion of the residual prescribing gap following implementation of the checklist was due to the presence of contraindications. METHODS: We examined baseline prescription rates of guideline recommended medications in 100 patients discharged from our institution following acute myocardial infarction...
November 14, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
William King, Arron Lacey, James White, Daniel Farewell, Frank Dunstan, David Fone
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality in England fell by 36% between 2000 and 2007 and it is estimated that approximately 50% of the fall was due to improved treatment uptake. Marked socio-economic inequalities in CHD mortality in the United Kingdom (UK) remain, with higher age-adjusted rates in more deprived groups. Inequalities in the persistence of medication for primary and secondary prevention of CHD may contribute to the observed social gradient and we investigated this possibility in the population of Wales (UK)...
2018: PloS One
Ioannis E Vasileiadis, Christos A Goudis, Pinelopi T Giannakopoulou, Tong Liu
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complex disorder that primarily affects the lungs and is characterized not only by local pulmonary, but also by systemic inflammation which promotes the development of extrapulmonary and cardiovascular co-morbidities. Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers) are widely used drugs in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, with growing evidence suggesting potential benefits in COPD patients. The purpose of this review is to describe the correlation of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) with COPD pathophysiology and to present the latest data regarding the potential role of RAS blockers in COPD...
March 9, 2018: COPD
Ali Valika, Kim Paprockas, Dana Villines, Maria Rosa Costanzo
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) has shown to predict outcomes in patients with heart failure (HF). Left ventricular recovery (LVR) has shown to improve prognosis. HYPOTHESIS: Guideline directed medical therapy (GDMT) will predict LVR in patients with HF and reduced EF. METHODS: 244 patients with newly diagnosed HF and a LVEF ≤ 35% were studied. LVR was defined as an increase in LVEF ≥ 40%. Patients who experienced LVR were compared to those who had persistent left ventricular dysfunction (LVD)...
March 7, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
Jennifer Sjaarda, Hertzel C Gerstein, Salim Yusuf, Darin Treleaven, Michael Walsh, Johannes F E Mann, Sibylle Hess, Guillaume Paré
Many biomarkers have been epidemiologically linked with CKD; however, the possibility that such associations are due to reverse causation or confounding limits the utility of these biomarkers. To overcome this limitation, we used a Mendelian randomization (MR) approach to identify causal mediators of CKD. We performed MR by first identifying genetic determinants of 227 serum protein biomarkers assayed in 4147 participants of the Outcome Reduction with Initial Glargine Intervention (ORIGIN) trial who had early or prediabetes, and assessing the effects of these biomarkers on CKD in the CKD genetics consortium ( n =117,165; 12,385 cases) using the inverse-variance weighted (fixed-effects) method...
March 6, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Hanmanth Reddy Vulupala, Yasodakrishna Sajja, Pankaj K Bagul, Raviteja Bandla, Lingaiah Nagarapu, Sanjay K Benerjee
A novel triazole derivatives(±)-2-(hydroxymethyl)-7,8-dihydro-1H-indeno[5,4-b]furan-6(2H)-one (12a-j) were designed and synthesized by the reaction between racemic azide and terminal acetylenes under click chemistry reaction conditions followed by biological evaluation as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. β-Amino alcohol derivatives of 1-indanone (15a-l) were synthesized from 5-hydroxy indanone, it was reacted with epichlorohydrin and followed by oxirane ring opening with various piperazine derivatives...
February 24, 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
Jiří Slíva
Thiazide and thiazide-like diuretics are an important group of drugs used in the treatment of essential arterial hyper-tension. While their beneficial therapeutic effect in monotherapy is evident, they are increasingly used in fixed combinations, particularly with ACE inhibitors or sartans. The aim of this article was to summarize the current status of hydrochlorothiazide and compare its effects with other substances in this subgroup of diuretics.Key words: diuretics - HCTZ - hydrochlorothiazide - hypertension - chlorthalidone - indapamide - thiazide...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Nathalie Donis, Cécile Oury, Marie Moonen, Patrizio Lancellotti
Available data indicate that survivors of breast cancer and Hodgkin lymphoma who received mediastinal radiotherapy are at increased risk of developing radiation-induced cardiovascular diseases (RICVD) one or two decades after treatment. Although the risk with modern radiation treatment is likely to be lower in these patient groups, cardiotoxicity is still observed in a subset of patients. In addition, radiation-associated cardiovascular complications can, in the future, extend to other groups of cancer patients who are treated for tumors that are localized near the heart...
March 1, 2018: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
C J Michaud, Brian Trethowan
When aortic dissections extend to the renal arteries, the reductions in renal blood flow can cause marked increases in renin production. The resultant rise in angiotensin II can lead to difficult-to-control blood pressure, despite normal post-dissection antihypertensive agents. Herein, we highlight a case of a post-dissection patient with malignant hypertension refractory to eight different enteral antihypertensives. Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers had been held due to post-operative acute kidney injury...
February 28, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
Riley D Bowers, Sara M Valanejad, Ashley A Holombo
Acute pancreatitis has numerous etiologies, with the most common including gallstones, alcohol abuse, and medications such as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, statins, and diuretics. Mirtazapine has been associated with increased serum cholesterol and serum triglyceride levels. However, few studies have reported dangerously elevated triglyceride levels resulting in acute pancreatitis. This report discusses a case of mirtazapine-induced pancreatitis in a 46-year-old African American female. The patient presented to the emergency department with pancreatitis, presumably alcohol-induced as with a prior admission, but she denied any recent alcohol use...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Sergei M Danilov, Victoria E Tikhomirova, Roman Metzger, Irina A Naperova, Tatiana M Bukina, Ozlem Goker-Alpan, Nahid Tayebi, Nurshat M Gayfullin, David E Schwartz, Larisa M Samokhodskaya, Olga A Kost, Ellen Sidransky
BACKGROUND: Gaucher disease is characterized by the activation of splenic and hepatic macrophages, accompanied by dramatically increased levels of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE). To evaluate the source of the elevated blood ACE, we performed complete ACE phenotyping using blood, spleen and liver samples from patients with Gaucher disease and controls. METHODS: ACE phenotyping included 1) immunohistochemical staining for ACE; 2) measuring ACE activity with two substrates (HHL and ZPHL); 3) calculating the ratio of the rates of substrate hydrolysis (ZPHL/HHL ratio); 4) assessing the conformational fingerprint of ACE by evaluating the pattern of binding of monoclonal antibodies to 16 different ACE epitopes...
February 17, 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
David Julian McClements
There are many examples of bioactive proteins and peptides that would benefit from oral delivery through functional foods, supplements, or medical foods, including hormones, enzymes, antimicrobials, vaccines, and ACE inhibitors. However, many of these bioactive proteins are highly susceptible to denaturation, aggregation or hydrolysis within commercial products or inside the human gastrointestinal tract (GIT). Moreover, many bioactive proteins have poor absorption characteristics within the GIT. Colloidal systems, which contain nanoparticles or microparticles, can be designed to encapsulate, retain, protect, and deliver bioactive proteins...
February 16, 2018: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
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