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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790455/efficacy-and-safety-of-complete-raas-blockade-with-aliskiren-in-patients-with-refractory-proteinuria-who-were-already-on-combined-ace-inhibitor-arb-and-aldosterone-antagonist
#1
Prabitha Panattil, M Sreelatha
INTRODUCTION: Proteinuria is always associated with intrinsic kidney disese and is a strong predictor of later development of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). As Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS) has a role in mediating proteinuria, inhibitors of this system are renoprotective and patients with refractory proteinuria are put on a combination of these agents. The routinely employed triple blockade of RAAS with Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, ARB and Aldosterone antagonist has many limitations...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754186/sp-04-1-the-role-of-natriuretic-peptides-in-the-pathogenesis-of-cardiovascular-diseases
#2
Zhanna Kobalava
The burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in general and heart failure (HF) in particular continues to increase worldwide. CVD are major contributors to death and morbidity and recognized as important drivers of healthcare expenditure. Chronic overactivity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) plays a key role in human hypertension and HF pathophysiology. RAAS is fundamental in the overall regulation of cardiovascular homeostasis through the actions of hormones, which regulate vascular tone, and specifically blood pressure through vasoconstriction and renal sodium and water retention...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754163/sy-11-3-hypertension-in-women-more-dangerous-than-in-men
#3
Suzanne Oparil
Heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure are leading causes of death worldwide, and hypertension is a significant risk factor for each. Hypertension is less common in women, compared to men, in those younger than 45 years of age. This trend is reversed in those 65 years and older. In the US between 2011-2014, the prevalence of hypertension in women and men by age group was 6% vs 8% (18-39 years), 30% vs 35% (40-59 years), and 67% vs 63% (60 years and over). Awareness, treatment, and control rates differ between genders with women being more aware of their diagnosis (85% vs 80%), more likely to take their medications (81% vs 71%) and more frequently having controlled hypertension (55% vs 49%)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754015/br-04-1management-of-treatment-resistant-hypertension
#4
David John Webb
Treatment-resistant hypertension (TRH) is defined as the failure to achieve an office BP target of <140/90 mmHg (<130/80 mmHg in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or diabetes) in patients with hypertension (HT), despite adherence to at least 3 antihypertensive medications at optimal tolerated doses, ideally including a diuretic (Calhoun et al., Circulation 2008). TRH identifies patients with hard-to-treat HT, who might benefit from specialist investigation and treatment. Although some studies put the prevalence of TRH as >10%, these levels may be inflated by white-coat hypertension and poor adherence...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754004/js-ish-isn-3-optimal-targets-for-bp-control-in-ckd
#5
David Wheeler
Hypertension is the most prevalent complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Lowering high blood pressure slows progressive loss of kidney function and may also reduce the associated risk of cardiovascular complications, a common cause of premature death in CKD patients.Current International Guidelines produced by Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) acknowledges that no single BP target is optimal for all CKD patients, and encourages individualization of treatment depending on age, the severity of albuminuria and comorbidities...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704256/achieving-remission-of-proteinuria-in-childhood-ckd
#6
Piero Ruggenenti, Paolo Cravedi, Antonietta Chianca, MariaRosa Caruso, Giuseppe Remuzzi
BACKGROUND: A multidrug treatment strategy that targets urinary proteins with an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) up-titrated to the respective maximum tolerated dose combined with intensified blood pressure (BP) control has been found to prevent renal function loss in adults with proteinuric nephropathies. Herein, we investigated the effects of this treatment protocol in the pediatric patient population. METHODS: From May 2002 to September 2014 we included in this observational, longitudinal, cohort study 20 consecutive children with chronic nephropathies and 24-h proteinuria of >200 mg who had received ramipril and losartan up-titrated to the respective maximum approved and tolerated doses [mean (standard deviation) dose:2...
October 4, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643143/sp-04-1-the-role-of-natriuretic-peptides-in-the-pathogenesis-of-cardiovascular-diseases
#7
Zhanna Kobalava
The burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in general and heart failure (HF) in particular continues to increase worldwide. CVD are major contributors to death and morbidity and recognized as important drivers of healthcare expenditure. Chronic overactivity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) plays a key role in human hypertension and HF pathophysiology. RAAS is fundamental in the overall regulation of cardiovascular homeostasis through the actions of hormones, which regulate vascular tone, and specifically blood pressure through vasoconstriction and renal sodium and water retention...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643118/sy-11-3-hypertension-in-women-more-dangerous-than-in-men
#8
Suzanne Oparil
Heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure are leading causes of death worldwide, and hypertension is a significant risk factor for each. Hypertension is less common in women, compared to men, in those younger than 45 years of age. This trend is reversed in those 65 years and older. In the US between 2011-2014, the prevalence of hypertension in women and men by age group was 6% vs 8% (18-39 years), 30% vs 35% (40-59 years), and 67% vs 63% (60 years and over). Awareness, treatment, and control rates differ between genders with women being more aware of their diagnosis (85% vs 80%), more likely to take their medications (81% vs 71%) and more frequently having controlled hypertension (55% vs 49%)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642926/br-04-1management-of-treatment-resistant-hypertension
#9
David John Webb
Treatment-resistant hypertension (TRH) is defined as the failure to achieve an office BP target of <140/90 mmHg (<130/80 mmHg in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or diabetes) in patients with hypertension (HT), despite adherence to at least 3 antihypertensive medications at optimal tolerated doses, ideally including a diuretic (Calhoun et al., Circulation 2008). TRH identifies patients with hard-to-treat HT, who might benefit from specialist investigation and treatment. Although some studies put the prevalence of TRH as >10%, these levels may be inflated by white-coat hypertension and poor adherence...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642915/js-ish-isn-3-optimal-targets-for-bp-control-in-ckd
#10
David Wheeler
Hypertension is the most prevalent complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Lowering high blood pressure slows progressive loss of kidney function and may also reduce the associated risk of cardiovascular complications, a common cause of premature death in CKD patients.Current International Guidelines produced by Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) acknowledges that no single BP target is optimal for all CKD patients, and encourages individualization of treatment depending on age, the severity of albuminuria and comorbidities...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27502849/long-term-changes-of-renal-function-in-relation-to-ace-inhibitor-angiotensin-receptor-blocker-dosing-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-chronic-kidney-disease
#11
Hanna Fröhlich, Christoph Nelges, Tobias Täger, Vedat Schwenger, Rita Cebola, Johannes Schnorbach, Kevin M Goode, Syed Kazmi, Hugo A Katus, John G F Cleland, Andrew L Clark, Lutz Frankenstein
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) have become cornerstones of therapy for chronic heart failure (CHF). Guidelines advise high target doses for ACEIs/ARBs, but fear of worsening renal function may limit dose titration in patients with concomitant chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, we identified 722 consecutive patients with systolic CHF, stable CKD stage III/IV (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] 15-60 mL min(-1) 1...
August 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27485477/clinical-risk-factors-associated-with-the-post-transplant-anemia-in-kidney-transplant-patients
#12
Youngil Chang, Tariq Shah, David I Min, Jae Wook Yang
BACKGROUND: Anemia is a very common occurrence in post-renal transplant patients. Post-transplantation anemia (PTA) is associated with significant graft loss or cardiovascular morbidity. The objective of this study is to identify clinical risk factors associated with anemia after kidney transplantation. METHODS: Our retrospective cohort study included a total of 570 renal transplant recipients. For the definition of anemia, we adopted "the lower limit of normal for Hgb concentration of blood" proposed by Beutler E and Waalen J [14], which has adjustments for age, gender and ethnicity...
September 2016: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27456102/chronic-kidney-disease-and-cardiovascular-risk-modification
#13
Jerry Fan, Hasan Salameh
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) accounts for a significant proportion of the morbidity and mortality in the United States. CKD is defined as glomerular filtration rate (GFR) <60ml/min/1.73m2 or clear evidence of renal damage from biopsy. All-cause cardiovascular risk increases with decreasing GFR. Clinically, detection of CKD is through changes in creatinine clearance which estimates GFR, an indicator of kidney function. We reviewed conventional and nonconventional cardiovascular risk factors associated with CKD...
July 22, 2016: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27347090/delayed-kidney-injury-following-coronary-angiography
#14
Feng Wang, Cheng Peng, Guangyuan Zhang, Qing Zhao, Changyou Xuan, Meng Wei, Niansong Wang
It is occasionally observed that patients without contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) develop kidney injury within 1-6 months after coronary angiography (CAG), termed delayed CIN or delayed kidney injury (DKI) following CAG. The present study aimed to investigate the associated risk factors of delayed CIN and its possible pathogenesis. Subjects with CAG or coronary stenting from January 2008 to December 2009 were studied. A retrospective survey on DKI after CAG was conducted and the risk factors were analyzed...
July 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27220755/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-modifies-the-pharmacological-effects-of-angiotensin-receptor-blockade-in-experimental-renal-fibrosis
#15
Maarten A de Jong, Katarina Mirkovic, Rik Mencke, Joost G Hoenderop, René J Bindels, Marc G Vervloet, Jan-Luuk Hillebrands, Jacob van den Born, Gerjan Navis, Martin H de Borst
BACKGROUND: Blockade of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) retards progression of chronic kidney disease. Yet, in many patients, the renoprotective effect is incomplete. A high circulating level of the phosphaturic hormone fibroblast growth factor 23 is associated with an impaired response to RAAS blockade-based therapy in clinical studies. Therefore, we addressed whether administration of recombinant fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) interferes with the efficacy of angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) treatment in a mouse model of renal fibrosis [unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO)]...
May 24, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27219891/disputes-in-the-treatment-of-diabetic-nephropathy-the-dual-blockade-of-renin-angiotensin-system
#16
E Grolla, L Bonanni, A Cutolo, F Presotto, M Dalla Vestra
The prevention and the treatment with drugs interacting with the renin-angiotensin system (RAAS) are one of the greatest successes of the pharmacological research in the last years. Many trials demonstrated the efficacy of ARBs and ACEi in preventing or reducing the progression of albuminuria, the loss of kidney function and the mortality in diabetic population.The rationale for applying a dual RAAS blockade is based on data showing that ACEi mono-therapy produces an incomplete RAAS blockade with angiotensin I and renin accumulation and the subsequent angiotensin II 'escape' production by non-ACE pathways...
June 2016: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27118234/soluble-guanylate-cyclase-stimulators-a-novel-treatment-option-for-heart-failure-associated-with-cardiorenal-syndromes
#17
REVIEW
Ruth F Dubin, Sanjiv J Shah
Heart failure in the setting of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an increasingly common scenario and carries a poor prognosis. Clinicians lack tools for primary or secondary heart failure prevention in patients with cardiorenal syndromes. In patients without CKD, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-I) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) and statins mitigate cardiovascular risk in large part due to salutary effects on the endothelium. In the setting of CKD, use of these therapies is limited by adverse effects of hyperkalemia in pre-dialysis CKD (ACE-I/ARB), or potential increased risk of stroke in end-stage renal disease (statins)...
June 2016: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27096690/can-pentoxifylline-be-used-as-adjunct-therapy-to-ace-inhibitors-and-arbs-in-preserving-kidney-function
#18
Cody Carson, Akram Al-Makki, Brian Shepler
PURPOSE: To determine if there is sufficient evidence to recommend the addition of pentoxifylline to standard ACE inhibitor and ARB therapy in chronic kidney disease patients to reduce proteinuria and preserve kidney function.  METHODS: A search of the literature was conducted using the PubMed.gov and ClinicalTrials.gov search engines and the search terms "pentoxifylline renoprotection", "pentoxifylline CKD", and "pentoxifylline nephropathy". RESULTS were limited to studies in human subjects and published in the English language...
2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences: a Publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27080620/acute-kidney-injury-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-do-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-carry-a-risk
#19
Martin Chaumont, Aline Pourcelet, Marc van Nuffelen, Judith Racapé, Marc Leeman, Jean-Michel Hougardy
In contrast to angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), mainly excreted by the liver, the dosage of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, cleared by the kidney, must be adapted to account for renal clearance in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to avoid acute kidney injury (AKI). Community-acquired AKI and the use of ACE inhibitors or ARBs in the emergency department were retrospectively assessed in 324 patients with baseline stage 3 or higher CKD. After stepwise regression analysis, the use of ACE inhibitors (odds ratio [OR], 1...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27009050/dual-inhibition-of-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-and-endothelin-1-in-treatment-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#20
REVIEW
Radko Komers, Horacio Plotkin
Inhibition of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) plays a pivotal role in treatment of chronic kidney diseases (CKD). However, reversal of the course of CKD or at least long-term stabilization of renal function are often difficult to achieve, and many patients still progress to end-stage renal disease. New treatments are needed to enhance protective actions of RAAS inhibitors (RAASis), such as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), and improve prognosis in CKD patients...
May 15, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
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