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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935030/adherence-tradeoff-to-multiple-preventive-therapies-and-all-cause-mortality-after-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Maarit J Korhonen, Jennifer G Robinson, Izabela E Annis, Ryan P Hickson, J Simon Bell, Juha Hartikainen, Gang Fang
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors/angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB), beta-blockers and statins are recommended after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Patients may adhere to some, but not all, therapies. OBJECTIVES: The authors investigated the effect of tradeoffs in adherence to ACE inhibitors/ARBs, beta-blockers, and statins on survival among older people after AMI. METHODS: The authors identified 90,869 Medicare beneficiaries ≥65 years of age who had prescriptions for ACE inhibitors/ARBs, beta-blockers, and statins, and survived ≥180 days after AMI hospitalization in 2008 to 2010...
September 26, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929118/natriuretic-peptide-system-activation-in-acute-heart-failure-patients-with-diabetes
#2
Filipe M Cunha, Joana Pereira, Pedro Marques, Helena Moreira, Pedro Rodrigues, Maria João Pinto, Patrícia Lourenço, Paulo Bettencourt
BACKGROUND: Elevated B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a hallmark in heart failure (HF). Diabetic patients with chronic HF seem to have higher BNP than nondiabetics. We studied, in acute HF, if BNP levels are different between diabetics and nondiabetics. METHODS: From a prospectively recruited population of acute HF patients, we selected a convenience sample. In pair-matched analysis, each diabetic patient was matched with a nondiabetic of the same age (±1 year), gender, and according to left ventricular systolic dysfunction...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920786/cryptococcus-neoformans-var-grubii-associated-renal-amyloidosis-causing-protein-losing-nephropathy-in-a-red-kangaroo-macropus-rufus
#3
Mary Irene Thurber, Jenessa Gjeltema, Matthew Sheley, Ray F Wack
A 10-year-old male castrated red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) presented with mandibular swelling. Examination findings included pitting edema with no dental disease evident on examination or radiographs. The results of blood work were moderate azotemia, hypoalbuminemia, and severely elevated urine protein:creatinine ratio (9.9). Radiographs showed an interstitial pattern of the caudal right lung, and an abdominal ultrasound demonstrated scant effusion. Symptomatic and empirical therapy with antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, and an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor did not resolve clinical signs...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917545/effects-of-acarbose-on-cardiovascular-and-diabetes-outcomes-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-and-impaired-glucose-tolerance-ace-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#4
Rury R Holman, Ruth L Coleman, Juliana C N Chan, Jean-Louis Chiasson, Huimei Feng, Junbo Ge, Hertzel C Gerstein, Richard Gray, Yong Huo, Zhihui Lang, John J McMurray, Lars Rydén, Stefan Schröder, Yihong Sun, Michael J Theodorakis, Michal Tendera, Lynne Tucker, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Yidong Wei, Wenying Yang, Duolao Wang, Dayi Hu, Changyu Pan
BACKGROUND: The effect of the α-glucosidase inhibitor acarbose on cardiovascular outcomes in patients with coronary heart disease and impaired glucose tolerance is unknown. We aimed to assess whether acarbose could reduce the frequency of cardiovascular events in Chinese patients with established coronary heart disease and impaired glucose tolerance, and whether the incidence of type 2 diabetes could be reduced. METHODS: The Acarbose Cardiovascular Evaluation (ACE) trial was a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 4 trial, with patients recruited from 176 hospital outpatient clinics in China...
September 12, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913755/management-and-clinical-outcome-of-stable-coronary-artery-disease-in-austria-results-from-5%C3%A2-years-of-the-clarify-registry
#5
Irene M Lang, Roza Badr-Eslam, Nicola Greenlaw, Robin Young, Philippe Gabriel Steg
BACKGROUND: The population of patients with established coronary artery disease (CAD) is growing because of an improvement in outcomes and survival from acute disease episodes. Nevertheless, these patients remain at high risk of cardiovascular events. Thus, CAD management is important in prevention of disease progression. The objective of this analysis was to describe disease management and clinical outcome of Austrian outpatients with stable CAD over 5 years by using data from the international CLARIFY registry...
September 14, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911306/management-of-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
#6
Ioanna Gouni-Berthold, Ruth Hanssen, Lisa Ravarani, Heiner K Berthold
BACKGROUND: In patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) there is a clear association between blood pressure (BP) levels and macrovascular and microvascular complications. However, the BP targets that need to be achieved for optimal outcomes remain controversial. METHODS: The purpose of this narrative review is to discuss BP targets and management in patients with DM. The subject of elevated heart rate, which has been associated with mortality in many populations, and which is observed in some patients with DM will also be addressed...
June 8, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905402/affinity-capillary-electrophoresis-for-the-assessment-of-binding-affinity-of-carbohydrate-based-cholera-toxin-inhibitors
#7
Oier Aizpurua-Olaizola, Javier Sastre Torano, Aliaksei Pukin, Ou Fu, Geert Jan Boons, Gerhardus J de Jong, Roland J Pieters
Developing tools for the study of protein carbohydrate interactions is an important goal in glycobiology. Cholera toxin inhibition is an interesting target in this context, as its inhibition may help the fight against cholera. For the study of novel ligands an affinity capillary electrophoresis (ACE) method was optimised and applied. The method uses unlabeled cholera toxin B-subunit (CTB) and unlabeled carbohydrate ligands based on ganglioside GM1-oligosaccharides (GM1os). In an optimized method at pH 4, adsorption of the protein to the capillary walls was prevented by a polybrene-dextran sulfate-polybrene (PB-DS-PB) coating...
September 14, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899946/secondary-prevention-treatment-after-acute-stroke-in-older-south-asian-chinese-and-other-canadians-a-retrospective-data-analysis
#8
Nadia A Khan, Finlay A McAlister, Louise Pilote, Anita Palepu, Hude Quan, Michael D Hill, Jiming Fang, Moira K Kapral
BACKGROUND: Little is known about whether there are differences in medication use between older patients of Chinese descent, those of South Asian descent and other Canadian patients after acute ischemic or primary intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke. The aim of this population-based study was to evaluate potential ethnic differences in secondary prevention pharmacotherapy after acute stroke. METHODS: Using health administrative data, we conducted a retrospective analysis of all patients aged 66 years or more admitted to hospital with acute stroke in Ontario (1997-2011) and British Columbia (1997-2009)...
September 11, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895827/after-a-big-entrance-it-s-just-so-so-for-entresto
#9
Thomas Reinke
Some industry observers wonder why the wunderkind hasn't done more wonderfully on the market. As a brand name drug, Entresto costs substantially more than the generic ACE inhibitors and ARBs. GoodRx reports the average cash price for uninsured patients for Entresto is $504 per month, compared with $44 for enalapril.
July 2017: Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892318/-lipertance%C3%A2-the-ascot-single-pill-combination-has-finally-arrived
#10
REVIEW
R P Radermecker
The fixed association of atorvastatin, perindopril and amlodipine was recently launched by the firm SERVIER under the name of Lipertance®. It is the first fixed association of a statin, an ACE inhibitor and a calcium blocker present on the Belgian market to handle the risk factors that are hypertension and dyslipidemia which can be used both in primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention. The interests of such a triple combined therapy are many in terms of morbimortality reduction, as observed in ASCOT trial...
September 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888034/blunting-of-estrogen-modulation-of-cardiac-cellular-chymase-ras-activity-and-function-in-shr
#11
Sarfaraz Ahmad, Xuming Sun, Marina Lin, Jasmina Varagic, Gisele Zapata-Sudo, Carlos M Ferrario, Leanne Groban, Hao Wang
The relatively low efficacy of ACE-inhibitors in the treatment of heart failure in women after estrogen loss may be due to their inability to reach the intracellular sites at which angiotensin (Ang) II is generated and/or the existence of cell-specific mechanisms in which ACE is not the essential processing pathway for Ang II formation. We compared the metabolic pathway for Ang II formation in freshly isolated myocytes (CMs) and non-myocytes (NCMs) in cardiac membranes extracted from hearts of gonadal-intact and ovariectomized (OVX) adult WKY and SHR rats...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887671/histamine-2-receptor-antagonism-elicits-protection-against-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-rodent-model
#12
Sundar Kumar Kondru, Ajay Godwin Potnuri, Lingesh Allakonda, Prasad Konduri
Doxorubicin (DOX), an anthracycline-based antibiotic, is regularly used in the management of carcinomas, and haematological malignancies have been downplayed in chemotherapy because of its ability to induce dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Dexrazoxane is approved to combat the cardiotoxicity, but limited by its adverse effects. Redox imbalance and reactive oxygen species generation plays major role in DOX-induced cardiotoxicity. Histamine, known to mediate various cardiovascular effects, but nevertheless the role of histamine or its receptors in DOX-induced DCM is remained obscure...
September 8, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882562/candesartan-prevents-resiniferatoxin-induced-sensory-small-fiber-neuropathy-in-mice-by-promoting-angiotensin-ii-mediated-at2-receptor-stimulation
#13
Flavien Bessaguet, Aurore Danigo, Laurent Magy, Franck Sturtz, Alexis Desmoulière, Claire Demiot
Sensory defects associated with small-fiber neuropathy (SFN) can lead to profound disabilities. The relationship between the sensory nervous system and modulation of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has been described and focused on pain and neurodegeneration in several animal models. We have recently developed an experimental model of functional sensory neuropathy showing thermal hypoalgesia and neuropeptide depletion without nerve fiber degeneration. Here, we aimed to determine whether the modulation of angiotensin II (Ang II) activity could prevent sensory neuropathy induced by RTX...
September 5, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878298/upregulation-of-cathepsin-c-expression-contributes-to-endothelial-chymase-activation-in-preeclampsia
#14
Yang Gu, David F Lewis, J Steven Alexander, Yuping Wang
Chymase is an ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme)-independent angiotensin II-forming enzyme whose expression is increased in the maternal vascular endothelium in preeclampsia. However, mechanisms underlying chymase activation in preeclampsia remain unclear. Cathepsin C is a key enzyme in the activation of several serine proteases including chymase. In this study, we determined whether increased cathepsin C expression/activity might be responsible for the upregulation of chymase expression in preeclampsia. Maternal vascular cathepsin C, chymase and ACE expression were examined through immunohistochemical staining of subcutaneous fat tissue sections of normal and preeclamptic pregnant women...
September 7, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873219/treatment-effectiveness-in-heart-failure-with-comorbidity-lung-disease-and-kidney-disease
#15
Jerry H Gurwitz, David J Magid, David H Smith, Grace H Tabada, Sue Hee Sung, Larry A Allen, David D McManus, Robert J Goldberg, Mayra Tisminetzky, Alan S Go
OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical effectiveness of beta-blocker therapy in individuals with heart failure (HF) and chronic lung disease and of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-Is) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) in individuals with HF and chronic kidney disease. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Community. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals with HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) or HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)...
September 5, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871813/unspecified-intestinal-malabsorption-in-patients-treated-with-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-or-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-a-retrospective-analysis-in-primary-care-settings
#16
Nicola de Bortoli, Claudio Ripellino, Nazarena Cataldo, Santino Marchi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the possible relationship between the use of Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) or Angiotensin-Converting-Enzyme Inhibitors (ACE-i) and unspecified intestinal malabsorption (IM) within the Italian and German real-life context. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: a retrospective cohort of patients with a new unspecified IM diagnosis during the period 1 January 2010 - 31 December 2013 was extracted from Italian IMS Health Longitudinal Patient Database and German IMS Disease Analyzer...
September 5, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871778/graphitized-porous-carbon-for-rapid-screening-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitory-peptide-gamvvh-from-silkworm-pupa-protein-and-molecular-insight-into-inhibition-mechanism
#17
Mengliang Tao, Huaju Sun, Long Liu, Xuan Luo, Guoyou Lin, Renbo Li, Zhenxia Zhao, Zhongxing Zhao
A novel hydrophobic hexapeptide with high angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory activity was screened from silkworm pupa protein (SPP) hydrolysate via graphitized porous carbon and reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography methods. Graphitized porous carbon derived from dopamine, possessing high surface area and high graphitic carbon, was used to rapidly screen and enrich hydrophobic peptides from SPP hydrolysate. The ACE inhibition pattern and mechanism of the purified peptide were also systematically studied by the classic Lineweaver-Burk model and by molecular docking/dynamic simulation...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871373/-acute-and-chronic-heart-failure
#18
K-P Kresoja, G Schmidt, B Kherad, F Krackhardt, F Spillmann, C Tschöpe
The initial therapy of chronic heart failure is still based on diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, beta-blockers and in specific cases mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists. The new European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines published in 2016 introduced angiotensin-receptor-neprilysin inhibitors, such as sacubitril/valsartan (LCZ 696) as new therapeutic agents in patients with chronic and progressive heart failure. New subgroup analyses for LCZ 696 have been published showing a beneficial effect in the context of various comorbidities, such as renal insufficiency, diabetes and hypotension...
September 4, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871349/recent-insights-into-pharmacologic-cardiovascular-risk-reduction-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#19
Scott L Purga, Mandeep Sidhu, Michael Farkouh, Joshua Schulman-Marcus
Diabetes mellitus (DM) affects nearly 30 million Americans and carries an increased risk of macrovascular complications of myocardial infarction, stroke, and cardiovascular death. While aggressive cardiovascular risk factor reduction has long been advocated in patients with diabetes, clinical trials have only recently demonstrated that such reductions result in improved outcomes. This review discusses recent evidence for risk reduction strategies and therapies with a focus on the management of glycemia, dyslipidemia, and hypertension...
September 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870615/luspatercept-for-the-treatment-of-anaemia-in-patients-with-lower-risk-myelodysplastic-syndromes-pace-mds-a-multicentre-open-label-phase-2-dose-finding-study-with-long-term-extension-study
#20
Uwe Platzbecker, Ulrich Germing, Katharina S Götze, Philipp Kiewe, Karin Mayer, Jörg Chromik, Markus Radsak, Thomas Wolff, Xiaosha Zhang, Abderrahmane Laadem, Matthew L Sherman, Kenneth M Attie, Aristoteles Giagounidis
BACKGROUND: Myelodysplastic syndromes are characterised by ineffective erythropoiesis. Luspatercept (ACE-536) is a novel fusion protein that blocks transforming growth factor beta (TGF β) superfamily inhibitors of erythropoiesis, giving rise to a promising new investigative therapy. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of luspatercept in patients with anaemia due to lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes. METHODS: In this phase 2, multicentre, open-label, dose-finding study (PACE-MDS), with long-term extension, eligible patients were aged 18 years or older, had International Prognostic Scoring System-defined low or intermediate 1 risk myelodysplastic syndromes or non-proliferative chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (white blood cell count <13 000/μL), and had anaemia with or without red blood cell transfusion support...
September 1, 2017: Lancet Oncology
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