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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088656/low-dose-aspirin-use-and-survival-in-breast-cancer-patients-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Úna C Mc Menamin, Chris R Cardwell, Carmel M Hughes, Liam J Murray
BACKGROUND: Preclinical evidence from breast cancer cell lines and animal models suggest that aspirin could have anti-cancer properties. In a large breast cancer patient cohort, we investigated whether post-diagnostic low-dose aspirin use was associated with a reduction in the risk of breast cancer-specific mortality. METHODS: We identified 15,140 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients within the Scottish Cancer Registry. Linkages to the Scottish Prescribing Information System provided data on dispensed medications and breast cancer-specific deaths were identified from National Records of Scotland Death Records...
January 12, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
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/28075470/combined-effects-of-atorvastatin-and-aspirin-on-growth-and-apoptosis-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells
#3
Yan He, Huarong Huang, Chelsea Farischon, Dongli Li, Zhiyun Du, Kun Zhang, Xi Zheng, Susan Goodin
Epidemiologic studies indicate the use of either statins or aspirin have beneficial effects in prostate cancer patients. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effects and mechanisms of atorvastatin and aspirin alone or in combination in human prostate cancer cells cultured in vitro and grown as xenograft tumors in severe combined immune-deficient (SCID) mice. The growth and apoptosis in prostate cancer cells were determined by the trypan blue exclusion and propidium iodide staining assays. Activation of the nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) was measured by luciferase reporter assay, and the levels of phospho-signal transducer and activator of transcription (Stat)3 and phospho-extracellular signal-regulated kinase (Erk)1/2 were determined by western blot analysis...
February 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074771/-practical-management-of-troponin-screening-after-non-cardiac-surgery
#4
Christian Sahlholt Meyhoff, Dan Isbye, Benedikte Møhl Halle, Søren Pedersen, Theis Skovsgaard Itenov, Mustafa Taskiran, Ismail Gögenur
Myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery (MINS) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Routine troponin screening is necessary to identify patients with MINS. Although some evidence indicates benefit with aspirin and statin therapy in these patients, a number of clinical considerations must be done in the practical management of MINS. This article describes current experience with identification and treatment in Denmark of patients with MINS.
January 2, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072892/use-of-statins-and-aspirin-to-prevent-cardiovascular-disease-among-hiv-positive-patients-a-survey-among-italian-hiv-physicians
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Paolo Maggi, Giuseppe Vittorio De Socio, Stefania Cicalini, Maurizio D'Abbraccio, Gabriella D'Ettorre, Antonio Di Biagio, Canio Martinelli, Giuseppe Nunnari, Stefano Rusconi, Laura Sighinolfi, Vincenzo Spagnuolo, Nicola Squillace
We conducted a survey among Italian HIV specialists to study the utilization of statins and aspirin, administering a questionnaire aimed at investigating their use, the use of guidelines and scores, and the management of interactions. The answers were uniform in the different geographic areas. The majority directly prescribe statins and 43% of them prescribe aspirin. The majority follows guidelines and utilize scores to calculate the CV risk. Our survey demonstrates the commitment and autonomy in prescribing statins and aspirin of Italian physicians...
10, 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056758/thrombotic-management-of-antiphospholipid-syndrome-towards-novel-targeted-therapies
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Md Asiful Islam, Fahmida Alam, Kah Keng Wong, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Siew Hua Gan
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by thrombosis and/or pregnancy morbidity with persistent levels of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs). The development of thrombosis in APS is mediated by aPLs and contributes to the high mortality rate in APS patients. However, although APS has been reported for more than 30 years, there has been no optimal regimen for its prevention or for the management of thrombosis, mainly because the mainstay treatment strategies for managing APS are not targeted towards aPL-mediated thrombotic pathophysiology...
5, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
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/28041804/endovascular-treatment-of-the-common-femoral-artery-in-the-vascular-quality-initiative
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Jeffrey J Siracuse, Kathryn Van Orden, Jeffrey A Kalish, Mohammad H Eslami, Marc L Schermerhorn, Virendra I Patel, Denis Rybin, Alik Farber
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular interventions of the common femoral (CFA) and deep (DFA) femoral arteries are becoming more common. However, there is very little published data for guidance. Our objective was to analyze practice patterns and outcomes from these interventions. METHODS: The Vascular Quality Initiative (2010-2015) was queried for all endovascular interventions of the CFA and DFA. Cases that were emergent or for acute limb ischemia were excluded. Those with isolated CFA with or without DFA treatment were analyzed...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004997/effect-of-long-term-low-dose-aspirin-therapy-on-renal-graft-function
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Hatem Ali, Ahmed Shaaban, Asam Murtaza, Laura E Howell, Aimun Ahmed
OBJECTIVES: Despite improvements in immunosuppressive protocols for renal transplant, long-term success of renal transplant is still limited by the occurrence of interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy. Some studies have shown that aspirin decreases the severity of kidney ischemia-reperfusion injury and the development of tubular atrophy in animal models. This study aimed to assess the effects of aspirin therapy started at the time of transplant on long-term graft function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared renal graft function of 82 patients on low-dose aspirin 75 mg once daily who underwent renal transplant between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2010 from a single center with 65 patients not taking aspirin...
December 22, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004197/poor-outcomes-despite-aspirin-or-statin-use-in-high-risk-patients-with-retinal-vein-occlusion
#12
Vlad M Matei, Jonathan Y Xia, Chan Nguyen
PURPOSE: Since atherosclerosis contributes to the pathophysiology of retinal vein occlusion (RVO), we aimed to assess the effects of aspirin and statins on the visual outcomes of RVO in high-risk patients, whom we define to have hypertension and open-angle glaucoma prior to RVO. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective case-control study of adults diagnosed with RVO between 2006 and 2014. To evaluate for a preventive effect of these medications, we compared the prevalence of aspirin or statin use (either separately or concomitantly) among high-risk patients who developed RVO and among those who did not during at least 2 years of follow-up...
December 21, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943354/decade-long-temporal-trends-in-the-utilization-of-preventive-medicines-by-centenarians
#13
S W Narayan, P S Nishtala
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Centenarians represent a population of individuals with delayed disability and are an ideal representation of ageing well; however, studies related to medicine use in this population are scarce. Our study aimed to explore the temporal trends associated with the utilization of preventive medicines in centenarians. METHODS: A repeated cross-sectional analysis was conducted from 1st January 2006 to 31st December 2015 for all individuals ≥100 years old on the date of dispensing, captured in New Zealand's pharmaceutical claims data set...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906745/should-we-add-pravastatin-to-aspirin-for-preeclampsia-prevention-in-high-risk-women
#14
Caroline C Marrs, Maged M Costantine
Preeclampsia is a multisystem disorder that affects 3% to 5% of pregnant women and remains a significant source of short-term and long-term maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity. Many professional societies recommend the use of low-dose aspirin to prevent preeclampsia in high-risk women. Owing to the similarities in pathophysiology between preeclampsia and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, and the encouraging data from preclinical and pilot clinical studies, pravastatin has been proposed for preventing preeclampsia...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903391/-current-status-of-warfarin-therapy-in-chinese-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-a-single-center-analysis
#15
S J Zhao, H W Zhao, X P Wang, C Y Gao, Y H Qin, H X Cai, B Y Chen, J J Cao
Objective: To investigate the current status of warfarin therapy and the related factors in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation(NVAF) based on data from a single center. Methods: We analyzed clinical data including baseline clinical characteristics, complications, concomitant medications and anti-thrombotic treatment in patients who were admitted to our hospital with NVAF from January 2014 to June 2014. The data were analyzed by t test, Chi-square test, fisher exact test and binary logistic regression analysis for the above indexes with warfarin utilization...
November 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890326/the-effect-of-metabolic-comorbidities-and-commonly-used-drugs-on-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-ovarian-cancer
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Daniel Bar, Ofer Lavie, Nili Stein, Ido Feferkorn, Ayelet Shai
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk of recurrence in patients with ovarian cancer. Retrospective studies suggested that the use of statins, metformin and beta blockers is associated with improved prognosis in these patients. Patients with diabetes often suffer from hypertension and are usually treated concomitantly by several classes of drugs. Our aim was to assess the independent contribution of diabetes mellitus and hypertension and of the use of aspirin, statins, metformin and beta blockers on the risk of ovarian cancer recurrence and mortality...
December 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864247/impact-of-a-pharmacist-delivered-discharge-and-follow-up-intervention-for-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-qatar-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Amani Zidan, Ahmed Awaisu, Nadir Kheir, Ziyad Mahfoud, Rasha Kaddoura, Sumaya AlYafei, Maguy Saffouh El Hajj
INTRODUCTION: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Secondary cardiovascular risk reduction therapy (consisting of an aspirin, a β-blocker, an ACE inhibitor or an angiotensin II receptor blocker and a statin) is needed for all patients with ACS. Less than 80% of patients with ACS in Qatar use this combination after discharge. This study is aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of clinical pharmacist-delivered intervention at discharge and tailored follow-up postdischarge on decreasing hospital readmissions, emergency department (ED) visits and mortality among patients with ACS...
November 18, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861855/effect-of-statin-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-nationwide-nested-case-control-study
#18
Gyuri Kim, Suk-Yong Jang, Eugene Han, Yong-Ho Lee, Se-Young Park, Chung Mo Nam, Eun Seok Kang
Relationship on new statin use and the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with incident type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), who might be at the risk of developing HCC, is uncertained. A nationwide population-based nested case-control study was conducted within the National Health Insurance Service National Sample Cohort 2002-2013 in Korea. Newly prescribed statin after newly diagnosed T2DM was defined as statin use. Controls were matched to case patients on age, sex, follow-up time, and the date of diabetes diagnosis at a five-to-one ratio...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817122/nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-statins-and-pancreatic-cancer-risk-a-population-based-case-control-study
#19
Pik Fang Kho, Jonathan Fawcett, Lin Fritschi, Harvey Risch, Penelope M Webb, David C Whiteman, Rachel E Neale
PURPOSE: Studies suggest that aspirin, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and statins may reduce risk of some cancers. However, findings have been conflicting as to whether these agents reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer. METHODS: We used data from the Queensland Pancreatic Cancer Study, a population-based case-control study. In total, 704 cases and 711 age- and sex-matched controls were recruited. Participants completed an interview in which they were asked about history of NSAID and statin use...
November 5, 2016: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793535/statin-and-aspirin-pretreatment-are-associated-with-lower-neurological-deterioration-and-platelet-activity-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
#20
Xingyang Yi, Zhao Han, Chun Wang, Qiang Zhou, Jing Lin
BACKGROUND: Aspirin and statin are recommended for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. However, whether aspirin and statin pretreatment is associated with clinical outcomes has not been well addressed. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of pre-existing statin and aspirin use on platelet activation and clinical outcome in acute ischemic stroke patients. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, multicenter observational study in patients with acute ischemic stroke...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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