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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352655/legume-consumption-and-risk-of-all-cause-cardiovascular-and-cancer-mortality-in-the-predimed-study
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Christopher Papandreou, Nerea Becerra-Tomás, Mònica Bulló, Miguel Ángel Martínez-González, Dolores Corella, Ramon Estruch, Emilio Ros, Fernando Arós, Helmut Schroder, Montserrat Fitó, Lluís Serra-Majem, José Lapetra, Miquel Fiol, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, Jose V Sorli, Jordi Salas-Salvadó
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Limited prospective studies have examined the association between legumes consumption and mortality, whereas scarce, if at all, previous studies have evaluated such associations taking into consideration specific grain legumes. We aimed to investigate the association between total legumes consumption and grain legumes species (dry beans, chickpeas, lentils, and fresh peas) with all-cause, cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer and other-cause mortality among elderly Mediterranean individuals at high CVD risk...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346331/growth-hormone-gh-and-cardiovascular-system
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REVIEW
Diego Caicedo, Oscar Díaz, Pablo Devesa, Jesús Devesa
This review describes the positive effects of growth hormone (GH) on the cardiovascular system. We analyze why the vascular endothelium is a real internal secretion gland, whose inflammation is the first step for developing atherosclerosis, as well as the mechanisms by which GH acts on vessels improving oxidative stress imbalance and endothelial dysfunction. We also report how GH acts on coronary arterial disease and heart failure, and on peripheral arterial disease, inducing a neovascularization process that finally increases flow in ischemic tissues...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337859/effects-of-pharmacists-interventions-on-inappropriate-drug-use-and-drug-related-readmissions-in-people-with-dementia-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Maria Gustafsson, Maria Sjölander, Bettina Pfister, Jörn Schneede, Hugo Lövheim
Age-associated physiological changes and extensive drug treatment including use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) pose a significant risk of drug-drug interactions and adverse drug events among elderly people with dementia. This study aimed at analysing the effects of clinical pharmacists' interventions on use of PIMs, risk of emergency department visits, and time to institutionalization. Furthermore, a descriptive analysis was conducted of circumstances associated with drug-related readmissions...
January 16, 2018: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325370/-association-between-carotid-artery-plaques-and-all-cause-mortality-and-cardiovascular-events
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W Li, F Ma, Y M Jiang, J J Li, L Song, S H Chen, X M Liu, X Q Li, S L Wu
Objective: To observe the association of carotid artery plaque with all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events. Methods: A total of 7 017 participants who completed the carotid sonography examination between 2010 and 2011 were selected from the stroke and the elderly prospective cohort Kailuan study. The participants of stroke cohort received health examination between 2006 and 2007, and participants of elderly cohort received health examination between 2010 and 2011. All participants were divided into plaque group (3 285 cases) and without plaque group (3 732 cases) according to with or without carotid artery plaque...
December 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324650/update-on-the-impact-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-on-inflammation-insulin-resistance-and-sarcopenia-a-review
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REVIEW
Alex Buoite Stella, Gianluca Gortan Cappellari, Rocco Barazzoni, Michela Zanetti
Elderly and patients affected by chronic diseases face a high risk of muscle loss and impaired physical function. Omega 3 fatty acids (FA) attenuate inflammation and age-associated muscle loss, prevent systemic insulin resistance and improve plasma lipids, potentially impacting on sarcopenia. This paper aims to review recent randomized clinical studies assessing the effects a chronic omega 3 FA supplementation on inflammatory and metabolic profile during conditions characterized by sarcopenia (aging, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, chronic renal failure)...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171772/assessing-gaps-in-cholesterol-treatment-guidelines-for-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-based-on-available-randomised-clinical-trial-evidence-the-rotterdam-study
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Jelena Pavlović, Philip Greenland, Jaap W Deckers, Maryam Kavousi, Albert Hofman, M Arfan Ikram, Oscar H Franco, Maarten Jg Leening
Background The purpose of this study was to determine how American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) 2013 and European Society of Cardiology 2016 guidelines for the primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) compare in reflecting the totality of accrued randomised clinical trial evidence for statin treatment at population level. Methods From 1997-2008, 7279 participants aged 45-75 years, free of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, from the population-based Rotterdam Study were included...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165723/the-impact-of-hyperosmolarity-on-long-term-outcome-in-patients-presenting-with-severe-hyperglycemic-crisis-a-population-based-study
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Ivan Kruljac, Miroslav Ćaćić, Petra Ćaćić, Lora Stanka Kirigin Biloš, Davor Kust, Božidar Perić, Maja Filipović-Grčić, Gorana Mirošević, Vedran Ostojić, Mario Štefanović, Milan Vrkljan
Aims We compared characteristics of patients with hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state (HHS) and patients with severe hyperglycemia without the signs of hyperosmolarity and ketoacidosis; analyzed long-term all-cause mortality and potential prognostic factors. Methods The studied population included 261 749 adults. HHS was diagnosed in patients with plasma glucose >33.0 mmol/L, ketonuria <1+, and serum osmolarity >320 mmol/L. Patients with plasma glucose >33.0 mmol/L, ketonuria <1+ and serum osmolarity <320 mmol/L were considered as controls (nHHS)...
November 17, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069022/prevalence-risk-factors-and-prognostic-significance-of-masked-hypertension-in-diabetic-patients
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Honglei Zhao, Fanfang Zeng, Xiang Wang, Lili Wang
The aims of present study were to evaluate the prevalence, risk factors, and prognostic significance of masked hypertension in diabetic patients. Using a cross-sectional design, 266 patients with documented type 2 diabetes mellitus and clinic blood pressure (BP) <140/90 mm Hg without antihypertension treatment were enrolled; 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring was applied to evaluate mean 24-hour systolic/diastolic BP. Demographics, medical histories, and medications usage were obtained using questionnaire...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067239/differences-between-genders-in-relation-to-factors-associated-with-risk-of-diabetic-foot-in-elderly-persons-a-cross-sectional-trial
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Fabiana Magalhães Navarro-Peternella, Ana Patrícia A Torquato Lopes, Guilherme Oliveira de Arruda, Elen Ferraz Teston, Sonia Silva Marcon
AIMS: This trial aims to identify differences between genders in relation to factors associated with the risk of diabetic foot in elderly persons. METHODS: We evaluated 187 older adults diagnosed with diabetes type 2. The variables investigated were sociodemographic data, clinical history of diabetes mellitus and complaints about the feet. The plantar sensitivity was evaluated on both feet, with the use of Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments. For data analysis we used chi-square test and binary logistic regression (p < 0...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046987/blood-pressure-parameters-and-their-associations-with-death-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Samaya Qureshi, Robert Lorch, Sankar D Navaneethan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Optimal blood pressure (BP) parameters among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have been a matter of debate. This review critically evaluates recent literature to better define the associations of BP parameters and death among individuals with non-dialysis-dependent CKD. RECENT FINDINGS: Observational studies report a "U- or J-shaped" association between BP and all-cause mortality in CKD and caution-intensive BP lowering in the elderly...
October 18, 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042390/effect-of-point-of-care-susceptibility-testing-in-general-practice-on-appropriate-prescription-of-antibiotics-for-patients-with-uncomplicated-urinary-tract-infection-a-diagnostic-randomised-controlled-trial
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Anne Holm, Gloria Cordoba, Tina Møller Sørensen, Lisbeth Rem Jessen, Niels Frimodt-Møller, Volkert Siersma, Lars Bjerrum
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of adding point-of-care (POC) susceptibility testing to POC culture on appropriate use of antibiotics as well as clinical and microbiological cure for patients with suspected uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) in general practice. DESIGN: Open, individually randomised controlled trial. SETTING: General practice. PARTICIPANTS: Women with suspected uncomplicated UTI, including elderly patients above 65, patients with recurrent UTI and patients with diabetes...
October 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037148/effectiveness-of-a-precede-based-education-intervention-on-quality-of-life-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Qiong Wang, Lini Dong, Zaijin Jian, Xianghua Tang
BACKGROUND: One of the most important challenges in public health is to improve the quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Depression, self-care capacity, and quality of life interact each other in these patients. It's difficult to treat with general education programs and conventional therapy. PRECEDE model is a comprehensive and exclusive theory-based education programs. Its effectiveness for reducing depression and increasing quality of life has been demonstrated in patients with coronary artery bypass grafting, type 2 diabetes, and the elderly...
October 16, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025285/safety-and-efficacy-of-canagliflozin-in-elderly-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-1-year-post-marketing-surveillance-in-japan
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Maki Goda, Tomoko Yamakura, Kazuyo Sasaki, Takumi Tajima, Makoto Ueno
Objective To evaluate the safety and efficacy of canagliflozin in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in clinical settings. Methods We conducted a 1-year post-marketing surveillance (PMS) of canagliflozin in almost all the elderly patients (≥65 years old) with T2DM who began taking canagliflozin during the first 3 months after its launch in Japan. The main outcomes included the incidences of adverse drug reactions (ADRs), serious ADRs and the changes of laboratory tests as well as efficacy variables...
October 13, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019063/statin-prescribing-in-the-elderly-special-considerations
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REVIEW
M Leya, N J Stone
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Our aim was to examine the current evidence behind prescribing statins to individuals over 65 years of age with emphasis on those older than 75. Individuals over 75 years of age may often have multiple comorbidities and take many medications. Additionally, they are often underrepresented in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of statins in older populations. While results of RCTs demonstrate the benefit of statin therapy in both primary and secondary prevention patients, clinicians must more carefully consider adverse effects and drug-drug interactions before prescribing statin therapy as well as determining the intensity in older individuals...
October 11, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992221/the-diabetes-pandemic-suggests-unmet-needs-for-ckd-with-diabetes-in-addition-to-diabetic-nephropathy-implications-for-pre-clinical-research-and-drug-testing
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Lidia Anguiano Gómez, Yutian Lei, Satish Kumar Devarapu, Hans-Joachim Anders
Curing 'diabetic nephropathy' is considered an unmet medical need of high priority. We propose to question the concept of 'diabetic nephropathy' that implies diabetes as the predominant cause of kidney disease, which may not apply to the majority of type 2 diabetics approaching end-stage kidney disease. With the onset of diabetes, hyperglycaemia/sodium-glucose co-transporter-2-driven glomerular hyperfiltration promotes nephron hypertrophy, which, however, on its own, causes proteinuria not before a decade later, probably because podocyte hypertrophy can usually accommodate an increase in the filtration surface...
July 31, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984487/dapagliflozin-and-saxagliptin-tablets-for-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
#16
André J Scheen
Saxagliptin (a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, DPP-4i) and dapagliflozin (a sodium-glucose cotransporter type 2 inhibitor, SGLT2i) improve glucose control in type 2 diabetes (T2D) through different potentially complementary mechanisms, thus offering the opportunity for a combined therapy. Area covered: The characteristics of the saxagliptin/dapagliflozin combination are analysed, focusing on: 1) pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties; 2) efficacy and safety in phase III trials with concurrent and sequential add-on therapy; and 3) potential use in clinical practice, including in special populations (cardiovascular disease, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, elderly)...
October 18, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938505/-treatment-targets-in-hypertension
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Rainer Düsing
The optimal target blood pressure (BP) in the treatment of hypertensive patients remains controversial. Recently, the systolic blood pressure trial (SPRINT) has proposed that a target systolic blood pressure of < 120 mmHg provides prognostic benefit in elderly hypertensive patients at high cardiovascular risk. The results of SPRINT contrast with several other intervention trials which have investigated the effect of intense BP lowering (Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes [SPS3], Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes [ACCORD], Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation [HOPE]-3)...
September 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932392/galectin-3-a-marker-of-cardiac-remodeling-is-inversely-related-to-serum-levels-of-marine-omega-3-fatty-acids-a-cross-sectional-study
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K Laake, I Seljeflot, E B Schmidt, P Myhre, A Tveit, J Norseth, H Arnesen, S Solheim
OBJECTIVE: Marine polyunsaturated n-3 fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) may have cardioprotective effects and beneficial influence on the fibrotic process. We evaluated the associations between serum marine n-3 PUFA and selected biomarkers of fibrosis and cardiac remodeling in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction. SETTING: From the ongoing OMega-3 fatty acids in Elderly patients with Myocardial Infarction (OMEMI) trial, 299 patients were investigated. Soluble ST2 (sST2), Galectin-3 (Gal-3) and the serum content of major marine n-3 and n-6 PUFA were analyzed 2-8 weeks after the index acute myocardial infarction...
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901796/efficacy-and-safety-of-saxagliptin-in-combination-with-insulin-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-16-week-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-with-a-36-week-open-label-extension
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Takashi Kadowaki, Satsuki Muto, Yoshiumi Ouchi, Ryutaro Shimazaki, Yutaka Seino
BACKGROUND: We examined the efficacy and safety of saxagliptin as an add-on to insulin in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We randomized 240 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus on insulin monotherapy to 5-mg saxagliptin or placebo as add-on therapy for a 16-week, double-blind period. All patients received 5-mg saxagliptin and insulin for an additional 36 weeks (open-label extension). Change in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) at Week 16 was the main endpoint...
October 12, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877896/intake-of-potassium-and-magnesium-enriched-salt-improves-functional-outcome-after-stroke-a-randomized-multicenter-double-blind-controlled-trial
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Wen-Harn Pan, Ying-Ho Lai, Wen-Ting Yeh, Jiunn-Rong Chen, Jiann-Shing Jeng, Chyi-Huey Bai, Ruey-Tay Lin, Tsong-Hai Lee, Ku-Chou Chang, Huey-Juan Lin, Chin-Fu Hsiao, Chang-Ming Chern, Li-Ming Lien, Chung-Hsiang Liu, Wei-Hung Chen, Anna Chang
Background: Stroke is one of the leading causes of mortality and neurologic deficits. Management measures to improve neurologic outcomes are in great need. Our previous intervention trial in elderly subjects successfully used salt as a carrier for potassium, demonstrating a 41% reduction in cardiovascular mortality by switching to potassium-enriched salt. Dietary magnesium has been associated with lowered diabetes and/or stroke risk in humans and with neuroprotection in animals.Objective: Because a large proportion of Taiwanese individuals are in marginal deficiency states for potassium and for magnesium and salt is a good carrier for minerals, it is justifiable to study whether further enriching salt with magnesium at an amount near the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) amount may provide additional benefit for stroke recovery...
September 6, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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