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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326532/common-drug-side-effects-and-drug-drug-interactions-in-elderly-adults-in-primary-care
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Susan E Merel, Douglas S Paauw
Prescribing medications, recognizing and managing medication side effects and drug interactions, and avoiding polypharmacy are all essential skills in the care of older adults in primary care. Important side effects of medications commonly prescribed in older adults (statins, proton pump inhibitors, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and fluoroquinolone antibiotics, zolpidem, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors) were reviewed. Important drug interactions with four agents or classes (statins, warfarin, factor Xa inhibitors, and calcium channel blockers) are discussed...
March 21, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325790/dopamine-terminals-from-the-ventral-tegmental-area-gate-intrinsic-inhibition-in-the-prefrontal-cortex
#2
William C Buchta, Stephen V Mahler, Benjamin Harlan, Gary S Aston-Jones, Arthur C Riegel
Spike frequency adaptation (SFA or accommodation) and calcium-activated potassium channels that underlie after-hyperpolarization potentials (AHP) regulate repetitive firing of neurons. Precisely how neuromodulators such as dopamine from the ventral tegmental area (VTA) regulate SFA and AHP (together referred to as intrinsic inhibition) in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) remains unclear. Using whole cell electrophysiology, we measured intrinsic inhibition in prelimbic (PL) layer 5 pyramidal cells of male adult rats...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323180/early-and-severe-symptomatic-cerebral-vasospasm-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-case-report
#3
Kyle Ogami, Melissa Dofredo, Asma M Moheet, Shouri Lahiri
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic cerebral vasospasm has been reported in a low percentage of patients with moderate or severe traumatic brain injury as defined by Glasgow Coma Score (GCS). Here, we present case of mild traumatic brain injury (GCS 14) complicated by early and severe symptomatic cerebral vasospasm. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 63-year-old female was admitted following mild traumatic brain injury with a Glasgow Coma Score of 14. Concurrent with the onset of sonographic vasospasm, the patient developed severe neurological symptoms consistent with ischemia of the left middle cerebral artery territory...
March 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321001/comparative-effects-of-an-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blocker-arb-diuretic-vs-arb-calcium-channel-blocker-combination-on-uncontrolled-nocturnal-hypertension-evaluated-by-information-and-communication-technology-based-nocturnal-home-blood-pressure-monitoring%C3%A3-the
#4
Kazuomi Kario, Naoko Tomitani, Hiroshi Kanegae, Hajime Ishii, Kazuaki Uchiyama, Kayo Yamagiwa, Toshihiko Shiraiwa, Tomohiro Katsuya, Tetsuro Yoshida, Kiyomi Kanda, Shinji Hasegawa, Satoshi Hoshide
BACKGROUND: Nocturnal blood pressure (BP) is an independent risk factor of cardiovascular events. The NOCTURNE study, a multicenter, randomized controlled trial (RCT) using our recently developed information and communication technology (ICT) nocturnal home BP monitoring (HBPM) device, was performed to compare the nocturnal HBP-lowering effects of differential ARB-based combination therapies in 411 Japanese patients with nocturnal hypertension (HT).Methods and Results:Patients with nocturnal BP ≥120/70 mmHg at baseline even under ARB therapy (100 mg irbesartan daily) were enrolled...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320843/distinct-actions-of-voltage-activated-ca-2-channel-block-on-spontaneous-release-at-excitatory-and-inhibitory-central-synapses
#5
Timur Tsintsadze, Courtney L Williams, Dennis Weingarten, Henrique von Gersdorff, Stephen M Smith
At chemical synapses, voltage-activated calcium channels (VACCs) mediate Ca(2+) influx to trigger action potential-evoked neurotransmitter release. However, the mechanisms by which Ca(2+) regulates spontaneous transmission have not been fully determined. We have shown that VACCs are a major trigger of spontaneous release at neocortical inhibitory synapses but not at excitatory synapses suggesting fundamental differences in spontaneous neurotransmission at GABAergic and glutamatergic synapses. Recently, VACC blockers were reported to reduce spontaneous release of glutamate and it was proposed that there was conservation of underlying mechanisms of neurotransmission at excitatory and inhibitory synapses...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320042/calcium-channel-modulation-as-a-target-in-chronic-pain-control
#6
REVIEW
Ryan Patel, Carlota Montagut-Bordas, Anthony H Dickenson
Neuropathic pain remains poorly treated for large numbers of patients and little progress has been made in developing novel classes of analgesics. To redress this issue, ziconotide (Prialt(TM) ) was developed and approved as a first in class synthetic version of ω-conotoxin MVIIA, a Cav 2.2 peptide blocker. Unfortunately, the impracticalities of intrathecal delivery, low therapeutic index and severe neurological side effects associated with ziconotide has restricted its use to exceptional circumstances. Ziconotide exhibits no state or use dependent block of Cav 2...
March 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319269/withdrawn-trimetazidine-for-stable-angina
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REVIEW
Agustín Ciapponi, Rudolf Pizarro, Jeff Harrison
BACKGROUND: Patients with stable angina not controlled by monotherapy with nitrates, beta blockers, or calcium channel blockers are often treated with combinations of these drugs. There may be adverse effects from, or contraindications to, the use of combinations. In low risk groups, medical treatment appears to be as good an option as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in terms of averting myocardial infarction, death, or subsequent revascularization. Revascularization procedures are too costly or inaccessible for many patients in developing countries therefore effective and safe medical treatment is needed...
March 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318214/preterm-labor-prevention-and-management
#8
Kristen Rundell, Bethany Panchal
In the United States, preterm delivery is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and is the most common reason for hospitalization during pregnancy. The rate of preterm delivery (before 37 weeks' gestation) has been declining since 2007. Clinical diagnosis of preterm labor is made if there are regular contractions and concomitant cervical change. Less than 10% of women with a clinical diagnosis of preterm labor will deliver within seven days of initial presentation. Women with a history of spontaneous preterm delivery are 1...
March 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318089/a-cacna1d-mutation-in-a-patient-with-persistent-hyperinsulinaemic-hypoglycaemia-heart-defects-and-severe-hypotonia
#9
S E Flanagan, F Vairo, M B Johnson, R Caswell, T W Laver, H Lango Allen, K Hussain, S Ellard
Congenital hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia (HH) can occur in isolation or it may present as part of a wider syndrome. For approximately 40%-50% of individuals with this condition, sequence analysis of the known HH genes identifies a causative mutation. Identifying the underlying genetic aetiology in the remaining cases is important as a genetic diagnosis will inform on recurrence risk, may guide medical management and will provide valuable insights into β-cell physiology. We sequenced the exome of a child with persistent diazoxide-responsive HH, mild aortic insufficiency, severe hypotonia, and developmental delay as well as the unaffected parents...
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316566/blockade-of-ryrs-in-the-er-attenuates-6-ohda-induced-calcium-overload-cellular-hypo-excitability-and-apoptosis-in-dopaminergic-neurons
#10
Lu Huang, Ying Xue, DaYun Feng, RuiXin Yang, Tiejian Nie, Gang Zhu, Kai Tao, GuoDong Gao, Qian Yang
Calcium (Ca(2+)) dyshomeostasis induced by endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is an important molecular mechanism of selective dopaminergic (DA) neuron loss in Parkinson's disease (PD). Inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate receptors (IP3Rs) and ryanodine receptors (RyRs), which are located on the ER surface, are the main endogenous Ca(2+) release channels and play crucial roles in regulating Ca(2+) homeostasis. However, the roles of these endogenous Ca(2+) release channels in PD and their effects on the function and survival of DA neurons remain unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314317/statins-protect-against-acute-rt-related-rectal-toxicity-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer-an-observational-prospective-study
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Isabella Palumbo, Fabio Matrone, Giampaolo Montesi, Rita Bellavita, Marco Lupattelli, Simonetta Saldi, Alessandro Frattegiani, Eleonora Arena, Cristina Mariucci, Lorenzo Falcinelli, Vittorio Bini, Cynthia Aristei
AIM: To analyze risk factors for acute rectal toxicity during hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 195 patients received 74.25 Gy in 33 fractions to the prostate and, if involved, to the seminal vescicles (SV). When the risk of SV involvement was >15% according to the Roach's formula, they received 62 Gy in 33 fractions. Overall, 107/195 patients (54.87%) received hormonal therapy (luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogue, anti-androgen, or both)...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300435/long-term-outcomes-of-lercanidipine-versus-other-calcium-channel-blockers-in-newly-diagnosed-hypertension-a-nationwide-cohort-study
#12
Kai-Hung Cheng, Kai-Chun Cheng, Kai-Yuan Cheng, Yi-Hsin Yang, Chung-Wei Lee, Wen-Ter Lai
OBJECTIVE: Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) have been proved to have beneficial effects on cardiovascular (CV) outcomes, especially in stroke. Lercanidipine, a highly lipophilic CCB, lacks data regarding long-term outcomes including: CV, stroke, renal and all-cause mortality which are aimed to be clarified in this retrospective cohort study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 144630 newly diagnosed hypertension (HTN) (age: 18 - 65 y/o) patients in 2005 from the Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database were enrolled in this observational study...
March 16, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299716/fixed-dose-triple-combination-of-antihypertensive-drugs-improves-blood-pressure-control-from-clinical-trials-to-clinical-practice
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Alberto Mazza, Salvatore Lenti, Laura Schiavon, Antonella Paola Sacco, Fabio Dell'Avvocata, Gianluca Rigatelli, Emilio Ramazzina
INTRODUCTION: Blood pressure (BP) control is the main clinical goal in the management of hypertensive patients; however, BP in most of these patients remains uncontrolled, despite the widespread availability of antihypertensive drugs as free-combination therapy. This study compared the efficacy of a fixed-dose triple combination (FDTC) of antihypertensive drugs with that of a free combination of three antihypertensives in patients with uncontrolled hypertension. METHODS: Ninety-two patients (mean age 60...
March 15, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295387/short-and-long-term-clinical-predictors-of-pharmacological-cardioversion-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-by-dofetilide-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-160-patients
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Hafeez Ul Hassan Virk, Waqas T Qureshi, Nayani Makkar, Joseph Bastawrose, Nektarios Souvaliotis, Joshua Aziz, Emad Aziz
INTRODUCTION: Dofetilide is a class III antiarrhythmic prescribed to cardiovert persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) to sinus rhythm (SR). HYPOTHESIS: To determine the clinical predictors of cardioversion and readmission in persistent AF patients on dofetilide. METHODS: We analyzed 160 patients with persistent AF who were started on dofetilide and followed for 1 year. We examined age, sex, race, hypertension, diabetes, smoking, dyslipidemia, CAD, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), creatinine, BMI and concomitant use of calcium channel blockers (CCB), β-blockers in a multivariable logistic regression model...
March 14, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295378/calcium-control-of-the-sign-of-phototaxis-in-brown-algal-gametes-of-mutimo-cylindricus
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Nana Kinoshita, Chikako Nagasato, Taizo Motomura
Brown algal swarmers usually exhibit positive or negative phototaxis. Such behaviours influence the increasing or decreasing dispersal distance or colonization on the new substratum. We confirmed that the sign of phototaxis (negative or positive) in male gametes of Mutimo cylindricus was affected by extracellular Ca(2+) influx through Ca(2+) channels. Under the control condition (10(-2) M [Ca(2+) ]), male gametes swimming with a helical rotation of their cell body mostly showed positive phototaxis. At 10(-3) M [Ca(2+) ], more than half of the male gametes showed positive phototaxis, whereas the others showed negative phototaxis...
March 15, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292274/significance-of-clinical-and-morphological-prognostic-risk-factors-in-iga-nephropathy-follow-up-study-of-comparison-patient-groups-with-and-without-renoprotection
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Živile Riispere, Anne Kuudeberg, Elviira Seppet, Kristin Sepp, Madis Ilmoja, Merike Luman, Külli Kõlvald, Asta Auerbach, Mai Ots-Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most frequent glomerulonephritis in many countries including Estonia. There is no specific treatment for IgAN but renoprotection is indicated when proteinuria is >1 g/day. We aimed to assess the clinicopathological correlations of IgAN and to compare the follow-up outcome of the IgAN patients receiving renoprotection with the patients with other antihypertensive regimen treatments. METHODS: A retrospective kidney biopsy cohort study was carried out in consecutive 73 IgAN cases, using the new Oxford classification...
March 14, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291706/medical-expulsive-therapy-use-in-emergency-department-patients-diagnosed-with-ureteral-stones
#17
Ralph C Wang, Newton Addo, Thomas Chi, Christopher Moore, Michael Mallin, Stephen Shiboski, Marshall Stoller, Rebecca Smith-Bindman
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have clarified the role of alpha-blockers, such as tamsulosin, for patients diagnosed with ureteral stones <10mm not requiring an urgent intervention. Prior studies have reported low rates of use of MET by emergency physicians. We sought to describe patterns of alpha-blocker use and to determine factors associated with utilization in patients diagnosed with ureterolithiasis in the ED. METHODS: We used data from a randomized trial of CT scan vs...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289383/the-citrus-flavanone-naringenin-produces-cardioprotective-effects-in-hearts-from-1-year-old-rat-through-activation-of-mitobk-channels
#18
Lara Testai, Eleonora Da Pozzo, Ilaria Piano, Luisa Pistelli, Claudia Gargini, Maria Cristina Breschi, Alessandra Braca, Claudia Martini, Alma Martelli, Vincenzo Calderone
Background and Purpose: Incidence of cardiovascular disorders increases with age, because of a dramatic fall of endogenous self-defense mechanisms and increased vulnerability of myocardium. Conversely, the effectiveness of many cardioprotective drugs is blunted in hearts of 1 year old rat. The Citrus flavanone naringenin (NAR) was reported to promote cardioprotective effects against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, through the activation of mitochondrial large conductance calcium-activated potassium channel (mitoBK)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286836/intravenous-amiodarone-versus-digoxin-in-atrial-fibrillation-rate-control-a-clinical-trial
#19
Majid Shojaee, Bahareh Feizi, Reza Miri, Jalil Etemadi, Amir Hossein Feizi
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of rapid ventricular response arterial fibrillation (rapid AF) varies depending on the decision of the in-charge physician, condition of the patient, availability of the drug, and the treatment protocol of the hospital. The present study was designed aiming to compare IV digoxin and amiodarone in controlling the heart rate of patients presenting to emergency department with rapid AF and relative contraindication for first line drug in this regard. METHOD: In the present clinical trial, patients presented to the ED with rapid AF and relative contraindication for calcium channel blockers and beta-blockers were treated with either IV amiodarone or IV digoxin and compared regarding success rate and complication using SPSS version 22...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281509/-pathogenetic-bases-and-efficacy-of-slow-calcium-channel-blockers-in-the-therapy-of-recurrent-peptic-ulcer-disease-associated-with-hypertension
#20
L A Fomina, V V Chernin
AIM: To clarify blood calcium concentrations (BCCs) as an indicator of the functional state of the calcium-regulating system in the concomitant course of recurrent peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and hypertension, by comparing with the severity of a ulcerous process, with changes in regional microcirculation, and with the functions of the stomach. To elucidate the pathogenetic justification for and clinical efficacy of slow calcium channel blockers (SCCBs) in the treatment of this comorbidity...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
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