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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917689/effect-of-early-pitavastatin-therapy-on-coronary-fibrous-cap-thickness-assessed-by-optical-coherence-tomography-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-the-escort-study
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Tsuyoshi Nishiguchi, Takashi Kubo, Takashi Tanimoto, Yasushi Ino, Yoshiki Matsuo, Takashi Yamano, Kosei Terada, Hiroki Emori, Yosuke Katayama, Akira Taruya, Yuichi Ozaki, Yasutsugu Shiono, Kunihiro Shimamura, Takeyoshi Kameyama, Hironori Kitabata, Tomoyuki Yamaguchi, Atsushi Tanaka, Takeshi Hozumi, Takashi Akasaka
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of early statin therapy on fibrous-cap thickness in coronary plaques of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) by using optical coherence tomography. BACKGROUND: Statins can contribute to the stabilization of coronary plaques. METHODS: This is a prospective, randomized, active-controlled, single-center study. Patients with ACS and untreated dyslipidemia were enrolled and randomly allocated (ratio 1:1) to either the early statin group (received pitavastatin 4 mg/day from baseline) or the late statin group (received pitavastatin 4 mg/day from 3 weeks after the baseline)...
September 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917681/the-immediate-effects-of-statins-on-coronary-atherosclerosis-can-phenotype-explain-outcome
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James K Min, Y Chandrashekhar, Jagat Narula
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916945/simvastatin-enhances-radiation-sensitivity-of-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Georgios Karagkounis, Jennifer DeVecchio, Sylvain Ferrandon, Matthew F Kalady
INTRODUCTION: Neoadjuvant chemoradiation (CRT) for rectal cancer induces variable responses, and better response has been associated with improved oncologic outcomes. Our group has previously shown that the administration of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, commonly known as statins, is associated with improved response to neoadjuvant CRT in rectal cancer patients. The purpose of this study was to study the effects of simvastatin on colorectal cancer cells and explore its potential as a radiation-sensitizer in vitro...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916672/effects-of-statin-intensity-and-adherence-on-the-long-term-prognosis-after-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Jinkwon Kim, Hye Sun Lee, Chung Mo Nam, Ji Hoe Heo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Statin is an established treatment for secondary prevention after ischemic stroke. However, the effects of statin intensity and adherence on the long-term prognosis after acute stroke are not well known. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study using a nationwide health insurance claim data in South Korea included patients admitted with acute ischemic stroke between 2002 and 2012. Statin adherence and intensity were determined from the prescription data for a period of 1 year after the index stroke...
September 15, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916437/sex-specific-99th-percentiles-derived-from-the-aacc-universal-sample-bank-for-the-roche-gen-5-ctnt-assay-comorbidities-and-statistical-methods-influence-derivation-of-reference-limits
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Ian L Gunsolus, Allan S Jaffe, Anne Sexter, Karen Schulz, Ranka Ler, Brittany Lindgren, Amy K Saenger, Sara A Love, Fred S Apple
OBJECTIVES: Our purpose was to determine a) overall and sex-specific 99th percentile upper reference limits (URL) and b) influences of statistical methods and comorbidities on the URLs. METHODS: Heparin plasma from 838 normal subjects (423 men, 415 women) were obtained from the AACC (Universal Sample Bank). The cobas e602 measured cTnT (Roche Gen 5 assay); limit of detection (LoD), 3ng/L. Hemoglobin A1c (URL 6.5%), NT-proBNP (URL 125ng/L) and eGFR (60mL/min/1.73m(2)) were measured, along with identification of statin use, to better define normality...
September 12, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916286/toxicology-studies-of-primycin-sulphate-using-a-three-dimensional-3d-in-vitro-human-liver-aggregate-model
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Ágota Pénzes, Elhusseiny Mohamed Mahmud Abdelwahab, Judit Rapp, Zsanett A Péteri, Judit Bovári-Biri, Csaba Fekete, György Miskei, Krisztián Kvell, Judit E Pongrácz
Primycin-sulphate is a highly effective compound against Gram (G) positive bacteria. It has a potentially synergistic effect with vancomycin and statins which makes primycin-sulphate a potentially very effective preparation. Primycin-sulphate is currently used exclusively in topical preparations such as in in vitro animal hepatocyte and neuromuscular junction studies (in mice, rats, snakes, frogs) as well as in in vitro human red blood cell experiments. During these studies, the use of primycin-sulphate resulted in reduced cellular membrane integrity and modified ion channel activity...
September 12, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916255/impact-of-nonfasting-triglycerides-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-ratio-on-secondary-prevention-in-patients-treated-with-statins
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Ichiro Matsumoto, Atsushi Misaki, Mizuki Kurozumi, Tsunetatsu Nanba, Yuichiro Takagi
BACKGROUND: Some studies have demonstrated that low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering therapy is one of the most important strategies to prevent coronary artery disease. Also, serum triglycerides (TG) and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) are recognized as independent risk factors of cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the nonfasting TG/HDL-C ratio could affect the incidence of cardiovascular events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) even in patients treated with statins...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915960/pleiotropic-effects-of-metformin-to-rescue-statin-induced-muscle-injury-and-insulin-resistance-a-proposed-mechanism-and-potential-clinical-implications
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Nicholas W Carris, Srinivas M Tipparaju, David J Magness, Kalyan C Chapalamadugu, Ronald R Magness
The 2013 American Heart Association Blood Cholesterol Guidelines increased the number of patients recommended for statin therapy in the United States to 56million. Two common statin side effects are muscle pain, referred to as "statin-associated muscle symptoms", and increased risk for new onset type-2-diabetes mellitus. Up to 25% of statin users report muscle symptoms resulting in many patients being switched to lower dose or lower potency statins, or refusing statins altogether. The most likely signaling mechanisms for statin-associated muscle symptoms overlaps with the proposed mechanism of statin-induced insulin resistance...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915766/should-an-ldl-cholesterol-target-based-approach-be-readopted
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C Michael White, Erin R Weeda, Elaine Nguyen
OBJECTIVE: To review clinical trials driving the evolution of hyperlipidemic guidelines, discuss whether low-density lipoprotein (LDL) targets and adjunctive therapy on top of statins should be used, and summarize the pharmacist's role in helping achieve LDL goals. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE search (1/1980-5/2017) using terms including LDL, lipid, and statin, with forward and backward citation tracking. STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: English-language studies and guidelines assessing LDL-lowering therapy were included...
July 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915443/cerebral-white-matter-hyperintensity-is-associated-with-intracranial-atherosclerosis-in-a-healthy-population
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Ki-Woong Nam, Hyung-Min Kwon, Han-Yeong Jeong, Jin-Ho Park, Sang Hyuck Kim, Su-Min Jeong, Tae Gon Yoo, Shinhye Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Cerebral white matter hyperintensity (WMH) is commonly found in ischemic stroke patients, especially when accompanied by intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS). However, the relationship between WMH and ICAS in a healthy population has not been evaluated. METHODS: A total of 3159 healthy subjects who underwent health checkups, including brain magnetic resonance imaging and angiography, were enrolled. ICAS was defined as an occlusion or more than 50% stenosis of intracranial vessels on magnetic resonance angiography...
September 7, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914765/statin-and-bisphosphonate-induce-starvation-in-fast-growing-cancer-cell-lines
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Heidrun Karlic, Florian Haider, Roman Thaler, Silvia Spitzer, Klaus Klaushofer, Franz Varga
Statins and bisphosphonates are increasingly recognized as anti-cancer drugs, especially because of their cholesterol-lowering properties. However, these drugs act differently on various types of cancers. Thus, the aim of this study was to compare the effects of statins and bisphosphonates on the metabolism (NADP⁺/NADPH-relation) of highly proliferative tumor cell lines from different origins (PC-3 prostate carcinoma, MDA-MB-231 breast cancer, U-2 OS osteosarcoma) versus cells with a slower proliferation rate like MG-63 osteosarcoma cells...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914638/long-term-risk-and-predictors-of-cardiovascular-death-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease-the-coronor-study
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Christophe Bauters, Olivier Tricot, Thibaud Meurice, Nicolas Lamblin
BACKGROUND: There is limited knowledge on the residual risk of cardiovascular death (CVD) in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) who receive modern secondary prevention. Our aim was to analyze the causes of death and to determine predictors of CVD in the 5-year CORONOR registry. METHODS: We studied 4184 consecutive CAD outpatients who were free from any myocardial infarction (MI) or coronary revascularization for more than 1 year at inclusion. Antithrombotics were prescribed in 99%, statins in 92%, inhibitors of renin-angiotensin system in 82%, and β-blockers in 79%; 86% had prior coronary revascularization...
September 13, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914630/strategies-for-the-use-of-nonstatin-therapies
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Angela Pirillo, Giuseppe D Norata, Alberico L Catapano
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Dyslipidaemias are a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD); in particular, high levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) have been associated to a higher cardiovascular risk. Reducing LDL-C levels decreases the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), and the greater the LDL-C reduction, the greater the decrease in cardiovascular risk. Although statins represent the first line lipid-lowering therapy, many patients do not reach the recommended goals or exhibit adverse side effects leading to therapy discontinuation; in addition, a significant percentage of statin-treated patients continue to experience cardiovascular events even in the presence of well controlled LDL-C levels, because of alterations in other lipid/lipoprotein classes, including triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol...
September 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914344/influence-of-genetic-co-factors-on-the-population-pharmacokinetic-model-for-clopidogrel-and-its-active-thiol-metabolite
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Dorota Danielak, Marta Karaźniewicz-Łada, Anna Komosa, Paweł Burchardt, Maciej Lesiak, Łukasz Kruszyna, Agnieszka Graczyk-Szuster, Franciszek Główka
PURPOSE: A high interindividual variability is observed in the pharmacokinetics of clopidogrel, a widely used antiplatelet drug. In the present study, a joint parent-metabolite population pharmacokinetic model was developed to adequately describe observed concentrations of clopidogrel and its active thiol metabolite (H4). METHODS: The study included 63 patients undergoing elective coronarography or percutaneous coronary intervention. The population pharmacokinetic model was developed in the NONMEM 7...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914276/appropriate-reconciliation-of-cardiovascular-medications-after-elective-surgery-and-postdischarge-acute-hospital-and-ambulatory-visits
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Jonathan S Lee, Ralph Gonzales, Eric Vittinghoff, Kitty K Corbett, Kirsten E Fleischmann, Neil Sehgal, Andrew D Auerbach
OBJECTIVE: To describe appropriate discharge reconciliation of cardiovascular medications and assess associations with postdischarge healthcare utilization in surgical patients. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study from January 2007 to December 2011. SETTING: An academic medical center. PATIENTS: Seven hundred and fifty-two adults undergoing elective noncardiac surgery and taking antiplatelet agents, beta-blockers, renin-angiotensin system inhibitors, or statin lipid-lowering agents before surgery...
September 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914202/statins-and-contrast-induced-nephropathy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alexandros Briasoulis, Mohan Pala, Tesfaye Telila, Obsinet Merid, Emmanuel Akintoye, Georgia Vogiatzi, Evangelos Oikonomou, Dimitris Tousoulis
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a type of acute kidney injury associated with intravascular administration of iodinated contrast, usually reversible. Contrast agents are an essential component of invasive and noninvasive coronary angiography. These agents have been modified over time to enhance patient safety and tolerability, but adverse reactions still occur. CIN has been variably defined, as a rise in serum creatinine of 0.5 mg/dl, or a 25% increase in serum creatinine above baseline within 24-72 hours after the procedure...
September 13, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914001/comparative-study-of-the-effects-of-trabecular-meshwork-outflow-drugs-on-the-permeability-and-nitric-oxide-production-in-trabecular-meshwork-cells
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Jae Woo Kim
PURPOSE: To compare the effects of the barrier function in human trabecular meshwork (TM) cells monolayer and the production of nitric oxide (NO) between trabecular outflow drugs, Rho-associated kinase (ROCK) inhibitors, adenosine, and statin. METHODS: Primary cultured TM cells were exposed to 10 or 25 μM Y-27632, 0.1 or 1 μM N6-cyclohexyladenosine (CHA), or 15 or 30 μM simvastatin for 24 hours. NO production and expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase mRNA were measured by Griess assay and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, respectively...
July 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913788/suboptimal-use-of-statins-for-secondary-cardiovascular-prevention-a-planetary-issue
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Alfonso Bellia, David Della-Morte, Davide Lauro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
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
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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/28913682/-therapeutic-options-in-hyperlipidemia
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Robert Berent, Theresa Berent, Helmut Sinzinger
Treatment of lipid disorders (dyslipidemia) is the cornerstone of atherosclerosis prevention and reduction of progression. Lifestyle modification is the first step to improve the plasma lipid profile. Statins play a central role in the reduction of LDL cholesterol. Whether and to what extent other lipids such as triglycerides or lipoprotein(a) should also be treated depends on the extent of atherosclerotic disease and its progression over time. Especially in residential cardiac rehabilitation we have the opportunity to encourage adherence and adapt medication as necessary due to a face to face contact over 4 weeks...
September 14, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
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