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Aspirin AND COX

Yuyi Wang, Chi Du, Nan Zhang, Mei Li, Yanyang Liu, Maoyuan Zhao, Feng Wang, Feng Luo
Previous studies have demonstrated that aspirin serves an important role in chemoprevention and the suppression of colorectal cancer (CRC); however, the underlying mechanisms for this inhibition by aspirin remain unclear. Aspirin is capable of promoting apoptosis through prostaglandin-dependent orprostaglandin-independent signaling pathways. In the prostaglandin-dependent pathways, inhibition of cyclooxygenase (COX), particularly COX-2, is the primary mechanism known to be involved in aspirin-induced CRC suppression...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Loveth O Linus, Shi-Lei Wang, Ning Shi, Christian Hanson, Yi-Tong Lu, Raphael N Alolga, Qun Liu, Reginald C Njokuocha, Lian-Wen Qi
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Parinari kerstingii Engl. extract is traditionally used for the treatment of inflammation, bronchopneumonia, feverish pains, and breast cancer. However, there have not been any scientific reports regarding the medicinal properties of this plant, and no experiments have been done to ascertain the safety of the extract. AIM OF THE STUDY: The objective of this work was to evaluate the toxicity of Parinari kerstingii Engl. extracts as an herbal remedy and to investigate its anti-inflammatory potential in vivo...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Joseph P Herbert, Sidish S Venkataraman, Ali H Turkmani, Liang Zhu, Marcia L Kerr, Rajan P Patel, Irma T Ugalde, Stephen A Fletcher, David I Sandberg, Charles S Cox, Ryan S Kitagawa, Arthur L Day, Manish N Shah
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the incidence, diagnosis, and treatment of pediatric blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI) at a busy Level 1 trauma center and to develop a tool for accurately predicting pediatric BCVI and the need for diagnostic testing. METHODS This is a retrospective cohort study of a prospectively collected database of pediatric patients who had sustained blunt trauma (patient age range 0-15 years) and were treated at a Level 1 trauma center between 2005 and 2015. Digital subtraction angiography, MR angiography, or CT angiography was used to confirm BCVI...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Jeehoon Kang, Jung-Kyu Han, Youngkeun Ahn, Shung Chull Chae, Young Jo Kim, In-Ho Chae, Seung-Ho Hur, In-Whan Seong, Jei-Keon Chae, Myeong Chan Cho, Ki-Bae Seung, Myung Ho Jeong, Han-Mo Yang, Kyung Woo Park, Hyun-Jae Kang, Bon-Kwon Koo, Hyo-Soo Kim
Third-generation P2Y12 inhibitors (prasugrel, ticagrelor) are recommended in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of third-generation P2Y12 inhibitors in East Asian AMI patients. From the Korean AMI Registry, 9,355 patients who received dual antiplatelet agent (aspirin with clopidogrel [AC], 6,444 [70.5%] patients; aspirin with prasugrel [AP], 1,100 [11.8%] patients; or aspirin with ticagrelor [AT], 1,811 [19.4%] patients) were analysed. In-hospital endpoints were all-cause mortality or bleeding events during admission and 1-year endpoints were major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) and major bleeding events...
March 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Morten Würtz, Morten Schmidt, Erik Lerkevang Grove, Erzsébet Horváth-Puhó, Victor W Henderson, Christian Fynbo Christiansen, Henrik Toft Sørensen
Aims: The impact of preadmission antiplatelet treatment on prognosis after stroke is poorly understood. We therefore investigated whether preadmission use of aspirin and clopidogrel was associated with mortality in patients hospitalized with ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), or subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Methods and Results: We used nationwide population-based registries to identify all first-time hospitalizations for stroke and subsequent mortality in patients treated with aspirin and clopidogrel in Denmark during 2004-2012...
March 8, 2018: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
Maria Giner-Soriano, Gerard Sotorra Figuerola, Jordi Cortés, Helena Pera Pujadas, Ana Garcia-Sangenis, Rosa Morros
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels, such as coronary heart disease (CHD), cerebrovascular disease, and peripheral artery disease. CVD is the leading threat to global health, whether measured by mortality, morbidity, or economic cost. Long-term administration of aspirin, statins, beta-blockers, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin-receptor blockers improves survival in patients with stablished coronary heart disease...
March 9, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
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
Tengteng Wang, Humberto Parada, Kathleen M McClain, Patrick T Bradshaw, Mary Beth Terry, Susan L Teitelbaum, Alfred I Neugut, Marilie D Gammon
BACKGROUND: Whether aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammation drug (NSAID) use is associated with mortality following breast cancer remains unclear. Consideration of use patterns and interaction with obesity may help to clarify the inconsistent results. METHODS: Pre-diagnosis NSAID use, weight, and height were assessed ~ 3 months after diagnosis through in-person interviews with a population-based cohort of 1,442 women with first primary breast cancer...
March 7, 2018: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
Marilena Crescente, Laura Menke, Melissa V Chan, Paul C Armstrong, Timothy D Warner
Platelets are important players in thrombosis and haemostasis with their function being modulated by mediators in the blood and the vascular wall. Among these, eicosanoids can both stimulate or inhibit platelet reactivity. Platelet cyclooxygenase (COX)-1 generated thromboxane (TX) A2 is the primary prostanoid that stimulates platelet aggregation; its action is counter-balanced by prostaglandin (PG)I2 (prostacyclin), a product of vascular COX. PGD2 , PGE2 , 12- hydroxyeicosatraenoic acid (HETE) or 15-HETE, are other prostanoid modulators of platelet activity, but some also play a role in carcinogenesis...
March 7, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
Runqi Wangqin, Xianwei Wang, Yilong Wang, Ying Xian, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, Hao Li, Xia Meng, Yongjun Wang
Objective: Many patients receiving dual antiplatelet therapy still had recurrent strokes. We aimed to identify factors associated with recurrent stroke at 90 days in patients receiving dual antiplatelet therapy in Clopidogrel in High-risk patients with Acute Non-disabling Cerebrovascular Events trial. Methods: Patients with transient ischaemic attack or minor stroke receiving clopidogrel and aspirin in the trial were analysed in the study. The primary outcome was recurrent stroke within 90 days after the index event...
December 2017: Stroke and Vascular Neurology
Ronan T Gray, Helen G Coleman, Carmel Hughes, Liam J Murray, Chris R Cardwell
BACKGROUND: Aspirin has been proposed as a novel adjuvant agent in colorectal cancer (CRC). Six observational studies have reported CRC-specific survival outcomes in patients using aspirin after CRC diagnosis but the results from these studies have been conflicting. Using a population-based cohort design this study aimed to assess if low-dose aspirin use after diagnosis reduced CRC-specific mortality. METHODS: A cohort of 8391 patients with Dukes' A-C CRC (2009-2012) was identified from the Scottish Cancer Registry and linked to national prescribing and death records...
February 27, 2018: BMC Cancer
A Schaller, C Metz-Favre, L Guenard-Bilbaut, F De Blay
The Fernand Widal syndrome is a set of associations between asthma, nasal polyposis and aspirin sensitivity. Selective cyclo-oxygenase 2 (COX 2) inhibitors are recognized as being a therapeutic alternative in cases needing analgesic or anti-inflammatory treatment. In a retrospective study, we have compiled data concerning oral provocation tests (OPT) undertaken with celecoxib, one of most the selective COX 2 inhibitors, in eight patients with the Fernand Widal syndrome. They were compared with twenty-seven control patients with sensitivity to aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, manifesting as asthma, urticaria or rhino-conjunctivitis...
February 17, 2018: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
Heike Gottschall, Christoph Schmoecker, Dirk Hartmann, Nadine Rohwer, Katharina Rund, Laura Kutzner, Fabian Nolte, Annika I Ostermann, Nils Helge Schebb, Karsten H Weylandt
Eicosanoids, including prostaglandins and thromboxanes, are broadly bioactive lipid mediators and increase colon tumorigenesis possibly through chronic inflammatory mechanisms. Epidemiological and experimental data suggest that acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) helps prevent colorectal cancer (CRC), possibly through cyclooxygenase (COX)-mediated suppression of eicosanoid - particularly prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) - formation. Recent studies suggest that statins prevent CRC and improve survival after diagnosis. We identified patients on ASA and/or statin treatment undergoing routine colonoscopy and measured eicosanoid levels in colonic mucosa with targeted metabolomics technology (LC-MS/MS)...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Lipid Research
Christian Madelaire, Gunnar Gislason, Søren L Kristensen, Emil L Fosbøl, Jenny Bjerre, Maria D'Souza, Finn Gustafsson, Lars Kober, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Morten Schou
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess safety and effectiveness of low-dose aspirin in heart failure (HF) not complicated by atrial fibrillation. BACKGROUND: Despite lack of evidence, low-dose aspirin is widely used in patients with HF and sinus rhythm with and without prior ischemic heart disease. METHODS: The study included 12,277 patients with new-onset HF during 2007 to 2012 who had no history of atrial fibrillation. Of 5,450 patients using low-dose aspirin at baseline, 3,840 were propensity matched to non-aspirin users in a 1:1 ratio...
February 2018: JACC. Heart Failure
Sneh Verma, Vijay L Kumar
BACKGROUND: Prolonged use of aspirin, a commonly prescribed non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, is well known to produce gastrointestinal toxicity which could be minimized by various anti-secretory agents. The present study was carried out to evaluate the protective effect of artesunate against aspirin induced gastric injury in rats. METHODS: Gastric injury was induced in fasted Wistar rats by oral administration of aspirin. The effect of 50 and 150 mg/kg of artesunate was studied on macroscopic changes, gastric secretions, histology, oxidative stress and inflammatory markers in the stomach tissue after 5 h of induction of gastric injury...
June 15, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
Maria Eduarda Azambuja Amaral, Laura Roesler Nery, Carlos Eduardo Leite, Walter Filgueira de Azevedo Junior, Maria Martha Campos
Background Breast cancer is highly prevalent among women worldwide. It is classified into three main subtypes: estrogen receptor positive (ER+), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 positive (HER2+), and triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). This study has evaluated the effects of aspirin and metformin, isolated or in a combination, in breast cancer cells of the different subtypes. Methods The breast cancer cell lines MCF-7, MDA-MB-231, and SK-BR-3 were treated with aspirin and/or metformin (0.01 mM - 10 mM); functional in vitro assays were performed...
February 2, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
R Asero
Up to 30% of cases of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) are exacerbated by COX-1 inhibit-ing nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID); this clinical picture is termed NECD (NSAID-exacerbated cutaneous disease). On the other hand, multiple NSAID hypersensitivity may occur in the absence of an underlying CSU also, a situation that is termed NIUA (NSAID-induced urticaria / angioedema). The present study reports a case of multiple NSAID hypersensitivity that occurred in a man much before he developed severe CSU...
November 30, 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
M Magierowski, K Magierowska, M Surmiak, M Hubalewska-Mazgaj, S Kwiecien, J L Wallace, T Brzozowski
Clinical use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin or naproxen is limited due to the gastrotoxicity evoked by these compounds. Endogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2s) and delivered via an H2s donor have been shown to play important role in the maintenance of gastric mucosal integrity. This study aimed to compare the effects of naproxen and an H2s-releasing naproxen derivative (ATB-346) on gastric lesion induction by water immersion and restraint stress (WRS), the alterations in gastric blood flow (GBF) and the influence of these drugs on systemic inflammation...
October 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
Jonathan B Savitz, T Kent Teague, Masaya Misaki, Matt Macaluso, Brent E Wurfel, Matt Meyer, Douglas Drevets, William Yates, Ondria Gleason, Wayne C Drevets, Sheldon H Preskorn
Given evidence of chronic inflammation in bipolar disorder (BD), we tested the efficacy of aspirin and minocycline as augmentation therapy for bipolar depression. Ninety-nine depressed outpatients with BD were enrolled in a 6 week, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, and randomized to one of four groups: active minocycline (100 mg b.i.d.) + active aspirin (81 mg b.i.d.) (M + A); active minocycline + placebo aspirin (M + P); placebo-minocycline + active aspirin (A + P); and placebo-minocycline + placebo aspirin (P + P)...
January 24, 2018: Translational Psychiatry
Ka Shing Cheung, Esther W Chan, Angel Y S Wong, Lijia Chen, Wai Kay Seto, Ian C K Wong, Wai K Leung
Background: Despite successful H. pylori (HP) eradication, some individuals remain at risk of developing gastric cancer (GC). Previous studies showed that aspirin was associated with a reduced GC risk. However, whether aspirin can reduce GC risk in HP-eradicated subjects remains unknown. We aimed to determine the chemopreventive effect of aspirin in HP-eradicated subjects. Methods: We identified subjects who had received a prescription of clarithromycin-based triple therapy for HP between 2003 and 2012 from a territory-wide health care database...
January 19, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
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