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Ilona A Kaczmarek, Marek E Prost, Jaromir Wasyluk
PURPOSE: To evaluate the incidence of and factors associated with intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) in patients undergoing cataract phacoemulsification. METHODS: In total, 319 eyes of 319 patients who underwent phacoemulsification with implantation of an intraocular lens (IOL) into the posterior chamber were included in this study. Direct injection of epinephrine into the anterior chamber was performed in all cases. The following patient information was collected: gender, age, axial length of the eye, presence of pseudoexfoliation syndrome, glaucoma, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, current use of medications including alpha1 adrenergic receptor antagonists (alpha1-ARAs), finasteride, and benzodiazepines, duration of intake of alpha1-ARAs and finasteride, and duration of the surgery...
March 17, 2018: International Ophthalmology
Bruce Arroll, Henry Wallace
INTRODUCTION Thiazide diuretics are commonly prescribed in the treatment of hypertension. However, thiazide diuretics may not all be equal in their ability to reduce cardiovascular disease outcomes. AIM To determine if bendroflumethiazide/bendrofluazide, the most commonly used diuretic for hypertension in New Zealand, is as effective as other diuretics in terms of cardiovascular disease outcomes. METHODS Using recent reviews of thiazide-like (chlorthalidone or indapamide) and thiazide-type diuretics (hydrochlorothiazide and bendrofluazide) and a separate search of bendrofluazide, data on cardiovascular disease outcomes was extracted...
June 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
Nikhil Gupta, Tyson Rogers, Bradley Holland, Sevann Helo, Danuta Dynda, Kevin T McVary
PURPOSE: This evaluation of long-term outcomes of treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia compares a one-time water vapor thermal therapy procedure with daily medical therapy in cohorts from the Medical Therapy of Prostatic Symptoms (MTOPS) study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Results from the treatment arm of a randomized, controlled trial of thermal therapy (Rezūm System) were compared to MTOPS subjects treated with doxazosin, finasteride, or both...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Urology
Xuefeng Zhang, David A Nielsen, Coreen B Domingo, Daryl I Shorter, Ellen M Nielsen, Thomas R Kosten
The α1 -adrenergic antagonist, doxazosin, has improved cocaine use disorder (CUD) presumably by blocking norepinephrine (NE) stimulation and reward from cocaine-induced NE increases. If the NE levels for release were lower, then doxazosin might more readily block this NE stimulation and be more effective. The NE available for release can be lower through a genetic polymorphism in dopamine β-hydroxylase (DBH) (C-1021T, rs1611115), which reduces DβH's conversion of dopamine to NE. We hypothesize that doxazosin would be more effective in CUD patients who have these genetically lower DβH levels...
March 2, 2018: Addiction Biology
Naoki Edo, Takahiro Yamamoto, Satoshi Takahashi, Yamato Mashimo, Koji Morita, Koji Saito, Hiroshi Kondo, Yuko Sasajima, Fukuo Kondo, Hiroko Okinaga, Kazuhisa Tsukamoto, Toshio Ishikawa
Pheochromocytoma rupture is rare, and emergent adrenalectomy is associated with a high mortality. We herein report a patient with pheochromocytoma rupture who was stabilized by transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) and subsequently underwent elective surgery. A 45-year-old man presented with the sudden onset of left lateral abdominal pain, headache, chest discomfort, high blood pressure, and adrenal hemorrhaging on enhanced abdominal computed tomography. TAE was performed under a provisional diagnosis of pheochromocytoma rupture...
February 28, 2018: Internal Medicine
Mahmoud A Omar, Abdel-Maaboud I Mohamed, Sayed M Derayea, Mohamed A Hammad, Abobakr A Mohamed
A new, selective and sensitive spectrofluorimetric method was designed for the quantitation of doxazosin (DOX), terazosin (TER) and alfuzosin (ALF) in their dosage forms and human plasma. The method adopts efficient derivatization of the studied drugs with ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA), in the presence of 2-mercaptoethanol in borate buffer (pH9.7) to generate a highly fluorescent isoindole derivatives, which can strongly enhance the fluorescence intensities of the studied drugs, allowing their sensitive determination at 430nm after excitation at 337nm...
February 1, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
M Ekholm, A Jekell, N H Wallén, B Gigante, T Kahan
Drugs blocking the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system may offer benefit on endothelial function, inflammation, and hemostasis in addition to the effects of reducing blood pressure. We examined the contribution of the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor ramipril and the alpha 1-adrenergic receptor blocker doxazosin on blood pressure and on markers of inflammation and hemostasis in 59 individuals with mild-to-moderate hypertension randomized to receive double blind ramipril 10 mg od or doxazosin 8 mg od for 12 weeks...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Giovanni Conzo, Claudio Gambardella, Giancarlo Candela, Alessandro Sanguinetti, Andrea Polistena, Guglielmo Clarizia, Renato Patrone, Francesco Di Capua, Chiara Offi, Mario Musella, Sergio Iorio, Giseppe Bellastella, Daniela Pasquali, Annamaria De Bellis, Antonio Sinisi, Nicola Avenia
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is considered the gold standard technique for the treatment of benign small and medium size adrenal masses (<6 cm), due to low morbidity rate, short hospitalization and patient rapid recovery. The aim of our study is to analyse the feasibility and efficiency of this surgical approach in a broad spectrum of adrenal gland pathologies. METHODS: Pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative data from 126 patients undergone laparoscopic adrenalectomy between January 2003 and December 2015 were retrospectively collected and reviewed...
January 11, 2018: BMC Surgery
Yinghui Duan, James J Grady, Peter C Albertsen, Z Helen Wu
PURPOSE: Clinicians use tamsulosin, an α1-adrenoceptor antagonist, to manage symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Because α1-adrenoceptors are also present in the brain, the potential exists for adverse effects on cognitive functions. We explored the association between tamsulosin use and dementia risk. METHODS: We used Medicare data (2006-2012) to conduct a cohort study among patients aged ≥65 years and diagnosed with BPH. Men taking tamsulosin (n = 253 136) were matched at a 1:1 ratio using propensity-scores to each of 6 comparison cohorts: patients who used no BPH-medication (n = 180 926), and patients who used the following alternative-BPH-medications: doxazosin (n = 28 581), terazosin (n = 23 858), alfuzosin (n = 17 934), dutasteride (n = 34 027), and finasteride (n = 38 767)...
January 9, 2018: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Mariangela Ferrara, Pietro Di Viesti, Vincenzo Inchingolo, Raffaela Rita Latino, Teresa Popolizio, Salvatore Angelo De Cosmo, Flavia Pugliese, Maurizio Angelo Leone
Background: Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) is a clinical-radiological syndrome, usually reversible and with a favorable prognosis, which recognizes a variety of etiologies and clinical patterns and is likely due to an impairment in cerebral blood flow autoregulation. It is typically characterized by subcortical, predominantly parieto-occipital, vasogenic brain oedema in patients with acute-subacute neurological symptoms. Infratentorial oedema on neuroimaging has been mostly described in association with the typical supratentorial pattern and seldom as isolated...
March 2017: ENeurologicalSci
W Markiewicz, A Bossowska, E Lepiarczyk, M Majewski, P Radziszewski, A Wiśniewska, J J Jaroszewski
The present in vitro study investigated the influence of doxazosin on the contractility of the urinary bladder in female pigs with experimentally induced cystitis. Fifteen juvenile female piglets (18-20 kg body weight) were randomly assigned into three groups (n=5 animals each): i) control (clinically healthy animals, without doxazosin treatment), ii) animals with induced inflammation of the urinary bladder, but without doxazosin treatment (experimental group I) and iii) animals with inflamed bladder, treated orally with doxazosin (0...
September 26, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
Thomas M MacDonald, Bryan Williams, David J Webb, Steve Morant, Mark Caulfield, J Kennedy Cruickshank, Ian Ford, Peter Sever, Isla S Mackenzie, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Gerald P McCann, Jackie Salsbury, Gordon McInnes, Morris J Brown
BACKGROUND: Guidelines for hypertension vary in their preference for initial combination therapy or initial monotherapy, stratified by patient profile; therefore, we compared the efficacy and tolerability of these approaches. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a 1-year, double-blind, randomized controlled trial in 605 untreated patients aged 18 to 79 years with systolic blood pressure (BP) ≥150 mm Hg or diastolic BP ≥95 mm Hg. In phase 1 (weeks 0-16), patients were randomly assigned to initial monotherapy (losartan 50-100 mg or hydrochlorothiazide 12...
November 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
Aaron Petty, Nethrie Idippily, Viharika Bobba, Werner J Geldenhuys, Bo Zhong, Bin Su, Bingcheng Wang
Ligand-independent activation of EphA2 receptor kinase promotes cancer metastasis and invasion. Activating EphA2 receptor tyrosine kinase with small molecule agonist is a novel strategy to treat EphA2 overexpressing cancer. In this study, we performed a lead optimization of a small molecule Doxazosin that was identified as an EphA2 receptor agonist. 33 new analogs were developed and evaluated; a structure-activity relationship was summarized based on the EphA2 activation of these derivatives. Two new derivative compounds 24 and 27 showed much improved activity compared to Doxazosin...
October 10, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Sarah Foster, Rachel Foster, Peter Jackson, Soon Song
A 48-year-old woman presented to the Accident and Emergency department with a 4 month history of headaches, nausea and dizziness. She was found to have severe hypertension and hypokalaemia. Extensive investigations did not find any secondary cause for hypertension. The patient was discharged with oral doxazosin therapy which controlled the blood pressure. Before the follow-up appointment at the hypertension clinic, the patient and her husband identified that her headaches coincided with liquorice tea consumption of up to three cups per day...
November 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Zheng Cao, Shahriar Koochekpour, Stephen E Strup, Natasha Kyprianou
Dysregulation of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis has been linked to reactive stroma dynamics in prostate cancer progression. IGF binding protein-3 (IGFBP3) induction is initiated by stroma remodeling and could represent a potential therapeutic target for prostate cancer. In previous studies a lead quinazoline-based Doxazosin® derivative, DZ-50, impaired prostate tumor growth by targeting proteins involved in focal adhesion, anoikis resistance and epithelial-mesenchymal-transition (EMT)...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
Tong-Xin Yang, Bang-Hua Liao, Yun-Tian Chen, Hong Li, Qing He, Qin-Yu Liu, Kun-Jie Wang
We applied a newly introduced method, network meta-analysis, to re-evaluate the expulsion effect of drugs including tamsulosin, doxazosin, nifedipine, terazosin and rowatinex after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) as described in the literature. A systematic search was performed in Medline, Embase and Cochrane Library for articles published before March 2016. Twenty-six studies with 2775 patients were included. The primary outcome was the number of patients with successful stone expulsion. The data were subdivided into three groups according to duration of follow-up...
October 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
Andreas Jekell, Thomas Kahan
PURPOSE: Inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system may have effects on vascular structure and function beyond the effects on blood pressure (BP) reduction. We studied the ability of a single arm cuff oscillometric method (Arteriograph, TensioMed, Hungary) to assess effects of antihypertensive treatment on BP and arterial stiffness. Furthermore, this technique was compared to pulse wave analysis and applanation tonometry (SphygmoCor, AtCor Medical, Australia). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Brachial and aortic BP, augmentation index (AIx), and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) was simultaneously assessed by both techniques in 71 untreated hypertensive patients...
October 26, 2017: Blood Pressure
Daniel Cervantes-Garcia, Adriana Guadalupe Cuellar-Juarez, Gissela Borrego-Soto, Augusto Rojas-Martinez, Liseth Rubi Aldaba-Muruato, Eva Salinas, Javier Ventura-Juarez, Martin Humberto Muñoz-Ortega
Liver fibrosis occurs in the presence of continuous insults, including toxic or biological agents. Novel treatments must focus on ceasing the progression of cellular damage, promoting the regeneration of the parenchyma and inhibition of the fibrotic process. The present study analyzed the effect of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)‑7 gene therapy with or without co‑treatment with doxazosin in a model of liver cirrhosis in hamsters. The serum alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase and albumin levels were analyzed spectrophotometrically...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Caojie Liu, Qingguo Lv, Xinlei Chen, Guangcheng Ni, Liru Hu, Yuwei Zhang, Nanwei Tong
PURPOSE: Preoperative preparation for adrenalectomy for pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGL) is universally recognized as necessary, while the optimal strategy remains controversial. Our aims were to increase intraoperative hemodynamic stability, expedite postoperative recovery, decrease side effects and reduce costs for patients with PPGL undergoing adrenalectomy. METHODS: We identified 526 patients undergoing open adrenalectomy for PPGL in the West China Hospital of Sichuan University between May, 2007 and December, 2016...
November 2017: Endocrine Connections
Lin-Shuang Zhao, Yan-Yan Lin, Yi Liu, Chun-Yan Xu, Ye Liu, Wei-Wei Bai, Xue-Ying Tan, De-Zhong Li, Jin-Ling Xu
Diabetic nephropathy is a major complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). Recent studies suggest that immunological mechanisms have a key role in the pathogenesis of DM, therefore these mechanisms may be important targets for diabetes therapy. The present study evaluated the effects of anti-α1-adrenergic receptor antibody (α1-R Ab) mediation and doxazosin treatment in a rat model of DM. It was observed that levels of 24-h urinary protein, serum creatinine and transforming growth factor-β1 in DM were significantly increased after α1-R Ab mediation (all P<0...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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