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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146701/mesangial-c4d-deposits-in-early-iga-nephropathy
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Alfons Segarra, Katheryne Romero, Irene Agraz, Natalia Ramos, Alvaro Madrid, Clara Carnicer, Elias Jatem, Ramón Vilalta, Luis Enrique Lara, Elena Ostos, Naiara Valtierra, Juliana Jaramillo, Karla V Arredondo, Gema Ariceta, Cristina Martinez
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The prognostic value of mesangial C4d deposits in IgA nephropathy has been analyzed in patients with reduced GFR but has not been analyzed in those with normal kidney function. The main objective of the study was to analyze the prognostic value of C4d deposits and association with response to treatment in patients with IgA nephropathy and normal GFR. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: This retrospective cohort study included 190 patients with idiopathic IgA nephropathy diagnosed by kidney biopsy between 1988 and 2005...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146604/the-effect-of-treatment-for-sleep-apnoea-on-determinants-of-blood-pressure-control
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Raquel Casitas, Elisabet Martínez-Cerón, Raúl Galera, Carolina Cubillos-Zapata, María Jesús González-Villalba, Isabel Fernández-Navarro, Begoña Sánchez, Aldara García-Sánchez, Ester Zamarrón, Francisco García-Río
Our aim was to assess the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on the nocturnal evolution of peripheral chemosensitivity, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system activity, sympathetic tone and endothelial biomarkers in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) patients with isolated nocturnal hypertension (INH) or day-night sustained hypertension (D-NSH).In a crossover randomised trial, 32 OSA patients newly diagnosed with hypertension and without antihypertensive treatment were randomly assigned to 12 weeks of CPAP or sham CPAP...
November 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146274/effects-of-angiotensin-neprilysin-inhibition-as-compared-to-angiotensin-inhibition-on-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-reduced-ejection-fraction-patients-under-continuous-remote-monitoring-of-implantable-defibrillator-devices
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Carlos de Diego, Luis González-Torres, José María Núñez, Raúl Centurión Inda, David A Martin-Langerwerf, Antonio D Sangio, Piotr Chochowski, Pilar Casasnovas, Julio C Blazquéz, Jesús Almendral
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin-neprilysin inhibition as compared to angiotensin inhibition decreased sudden cardiac death in reduced ejection fraction heart failure (rEFHF). The precise mechanism remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of angiotensin-neprilysin inhibition on ventricular arrhythmias as compared to angiotensin inhibition in rEFHF patients with an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) and remote monitoring. METHODS: We prospectively included 120 patients with ICD and: 1) New York Heart Association functional class≥ II, 2) left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤40%, 3) remote monitoring...
November 13, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141596/effects-of-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-on-neointimal-characteristics-in-angina-patients-requiring-stent-implantation-optical-coherence-tomography-analysis
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Jae Young Cho, Soon Jun Hong, Do-Sun Lim
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative effects. The aim of the study was to evaluate long-term effects of ARBs on morphologic characteristics of stent restenosis in patients with coronary artery disease requiring stent implantation by optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS: Patients with coronary artery disease having history of drug-eluting stent implantation (n = 407) were analyzed on the basis of ARB therapy as the ARB group (n = 162) and the non-ARB group (n = 245)...
November 15, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140957/beneficial-effects-of-angiotensin-1-7-on-cd34-cells-from-heart-failure-patients
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Colleen T Cole-Jeffrey, Carl J Pepine, Michael J Katovich, Maria B Grant, Mohan K Raizada, Sugata Hazra
The dysfunctional nature of CD34 cells from heart failure (HF) patients makes them unsuitable for autologous stem cell therapy. In view of evidence that the vasoprotective axis of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) improves CD34 cell functions, we hypothesized that CD34 cells from HF patients will be dysfunctional and that Angiotensin-(1-7) [Ang-(1-7)] would improve their function. Peripheral blood was collected from NYHA class II-IV HF patients (n=31) and reference subjects (n=16). CD34 cell numbers from HF patients were reduced by 47% (p<0...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140411/effect-of-angiotensin-ii-and-acth-on-adrenal-blood-flow-in-the-male-rat-adrenal-gland-in-vivo
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Abdul J Shah, Tamas Kriska, Kathryn M Gauthier, John R Falck, William B Campbell
Angiotensin II (Ang II) and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) regulate adrenal vascular tone in vitro through endothelial and/or zona glomeulosa cell-derived mediators. The role of these mediators in regulating adrenal blood flow (ABF) and mean arterial pressure (MAP) was examined in anesthetized rats. Ang II (0.01-100 ng/kg) increased ABF (maximal increase of 97.2 ± 6.9 perfusion units (PU) at 100 ng/kg) and MAP (basal, 115 ± 7 mm Hg; Ang II, 163 ± 5 mm Hg). ACTH (0.1-1000 ng/kg) also increased ABF (maximum increase of 91...
November 13, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138810/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-angiotensin-1-7-mas-axis-prevents-pancreatic-acinar-cell-inflammatory-response-via-inhibition-of-the-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Xiaozheng Yu, Lijian Cui, Fei Hou, Xiaoya Liu, Yan Wang, Yan Wen, Cheng Chi, Chunyun Li, Ruixia Liu, Chenghong Yin
The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)2-angiotensin‑(Ang)-(1-7)-Mas axis in the pathogenesis of pancreatitis and the association between this axis and the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK)/nuclear factor (NF-κB) signaling pathway in pancreatic acinar cells. Mouse pancreatic acinar cancer (MPC-83) cells were stimulated with 10 nM caerulein (CAE) to create an in vitro model of acute pancreatitis, and collected for analysis at 2, 6, 12, 24 and 48 h post stimulation...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138270/low-and-high-renin-heart-failure-phenotypes-with-clinical-implications
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Noemi Pavo, Georg Goliasch, Raphael Wurm, Johannes Novak, Guido Strunk, Mariann Gyöngyösi, Marko Poglitsch, Marcus D Säemann, Martin Hülsmann
BACKGROUND: Blockade of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) represents a main strategy in the therapy of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), but the role of active renin concentration (ARC) for guiding therapy in the presence of an RAS blockade remains to be established. This study assessed angiotensin profiles of HFrEF patients with distinct RAS activations as reflected by ARC. METHODS: Two cohorts of stable chronic HFrEF patients on optimal medical treatment (OMT) were enrolled...
November 14, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135932/extracts-of-crataegus-oxyacantha-and-rosmarinus-officinalis-attenuate-ischemic-myocardial-damage-by-decreasing-oxidative-stress-and-regulating-the-production-of-cardiac-vasoactive-agents
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Raúl Enrique Cuevas-Durán, Juan Carlos Medrano-Rodríguez, María Sánchez-Aguilar, Elizabeth Soria-Castro, María Esther Rubio-Ruíz, Leonardo Del Valle-Mondragón, Alicia Sánchez-Mendoza, Juan Carlos Torres-Narvaéz, Gustavo Pastelín-Hernández, Luz Ibarra-Lara
Numerous studies have supported a role for oxidative stress in the development of ischemic damage and endothelial dysfunction. Crataegus oxyacantha (Co) and Rosmarinus officinalis (Ro) extracts are polyphenolic-rich compounds that have proven to be efficient in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. We studied the effect of extracts from Co and Ro on the myocardial damage associated with the oxidative status and to the production of different vasoactive agents. Rats were assigned to the following groups: (a) sham; (b) vehicle-treated myocardial infarction (MI) (MI-V); (c) Ro extract-treated myocardial infarction (MI-Ro); (d) Co extract-treated myocardial infarction (MI-Co); or (e) Ro+Co-treated myocardial infarction (MI-Ro+Co)...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130489/angiotensin-1-7-modulates-electrophysiological-characteristics-and-calcium-homeostasis-in-pulmonary-veins-cardiomyocytes-via-mas-pi3k-enos-signaling-pathway
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Yen-Yu Lu, Wen-Shiann Wu, Yung-Kuo Lin, Chen-Chuan Cheng, Yao-Chang Chen, Shih-Ann Chen, Yi-Jen Chen
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia, and pulmonary veins (PVs) play a critical role in triggering AF. Angiotensin (Ang)-(1-7) regulates calcium (Ca(2+) ) homeostasis and also plays a critical role in cardiovascular pathophysiology. However, the role of Ang-(1-7) in PV arrhythmogenesis remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Conventional microelectrodes, whole-cell patch-clamp, and the Fluo-3 fluorimetric ratio technique were used to record ionic currents and intracellular Ca(2+) in isolated rabbit PV preparations, and in single isolated PV cardiomyocytes, before and after administration of Ang-(1-7)...
November 12, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124649/angiotensin-receptor-blockade-a-novel-approach-for-symptomatic-radiation-necrosis-after-stereotactic-radiosurgery
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Mudit Chowdhary, Derick Okwan-Duodu, Jeffrey M Switchenko, Robert H Press, Jaymin Jhaveri, Zachary S Buchwald, Jim Zhong, Bhavana V Chapman, Ranjit S Bindra, Joseph N Contessa, Henry S Park, James B Yu, Roy H Decker, Jeffrey J Olson, Nelson M Oyesiku, Ross A Abrams, Hui-Kuo G Shu, Walter J Curran, Ian R Crocker, Kirtesh R Patel
Preclinical evidence suggests angiotensin blockade therapy (ABT) decreases late radiation toxicities. This study aims to investigate the association between ABT and symptomatic radiation necrosis (SRN) following stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Resected brain metastases (rBM) and arteriovenous malformation (AVM) patients treated with SRS from 2002 to 2015 were identified. Patients in the ABT cohort were on therapy during SRS and at 1-month follow up. Kaplan Meier method and cumulative incidence model were used to analyze overall survival (OS) and intracranial outcomes...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122755/renin-angiotensin-system-regulates-pulmonary-arterial-smooth-muscle-cell-migration-in-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Yun Xia Zhang, Ji Feng Li, Yuan Hua Yang, Zhen Guo Zhai, Song Gu, Yan Liu, Ran Miao, Ping Ping Zhong, Ying Wang, Xiao Xi Huang, Chen Wang
Pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cell (PASMC) migration plays a key role in vascular remodeling which occurs during development of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Activation of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) contributes to vascular remodeling observed in many diseases including idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. However, the role of RAS imbalance in CTEPH has not been characterized. Here, we hypothesize that RAS imbalance regulates vascular remodeling by promoting PASMC migration in CTEPH...
November 9, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115082/genetic-contributions-to-childhood-obesity-association-of-candidate-gene-polymorphisms-and-overweight-obesity-in-korean-preschool-children
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Kee Hwan Yoo, Hyung Eun Yim, Eun Soo Bae, Young Sook Hong
This study was aimed to investigate the association of candidate gene polymorphisms and obesity or overweight in young Korean children. A total of 190 Korean preschool children (96 control, 48 overweight, and 46 obese children) were genotyped for the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) insertion (I)/deletion (D), angiotensin II type 2 receptor (AT2) C3123A, transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 T869C, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) T460C, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α G308A polymorphisms. No differences were found among the groups with respect to age, sex, birth weight, blood pressure levels, and serum concentrations of glucose and total cholesterol...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110161/association-between-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-by-glucose-breath-test-and-coronary-artery-disease
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Andre Fialho, Andrea Fialho, Gursimran Kochhar, Aldo L Schenone, Prashanti Thota, Arthur J McCullough, Bo Shen
BACKGROUND: A possible role of gut bacteria and their metabolic by-products in the development of coronary artery disease (CAD) is suspected. There is a lack of studies evaluating the association of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) with the development of CAD. AIM: To evaluate the frequency and risk factors for angiography-confirmed CAD in patients with or without SIBO. METHODS: A total of 1059 patients tested for SIBO using the glucose hydrogen/methane breath test from 2006 to 2014 were evaluated...
November 6, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109936/a-study-of-harmful-drug-drug-interactions-due-to-polypharmacy-in-hospitalized-patients-in-goa-medical-college
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Akshay Khandeparkar, Padmanabh V Rataboli
Introduction: Concomitant use of multiple drugs is often indicated to manage comorbid conditions and enhance efficacy. Such concomitant use of multiple drugs (five or more drugs) has been defined as "polypharmacy." Polypharmacy has been associated with adverse consequences such as greater healthcare costs, increased risk of adverse drug events, drug-drug interactions (DDIs), medication nonadherence, reduced functional capacity, and multiple geriatric syndromes. This study evaluated number of potential harmful DDIs due to polypharmacy...
October 2017: Perspectives in Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107003/elevated-wall-tension-initiates-interleukin-6-expression-and-abdominal-aortic-dilation
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Adam W Akerman, Robert E Stroud, Ryan W Barrs, R Tyler Grespin, Lindsay T McDonald, R Amanda C LaRue, Rupak Mukherjee, John S Ikonomidis, Jeffery A Jones, Jean Marie Ruddy
INTRODUCTION: Hypertension (HTN) has long been associated with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) development and these cardiovascular pathologies are biochemically characterized by elevated plasma levels of Angiotensin-II (AngII) as well as interleukin-6 (IL-6). A biologic relationship between HTN and AAA has not been established, however. Accordingly, the objective of this study was to evaluate whether elevated tension may initiate IL-6 production to accumulate monocyte/macrophages and promote dilation of the abdominal aorta (AA)...
October 26, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106497/effect-of-candesartan-and-metoprolol-on-myocardial-tissue-composition-during-anthracycline-treatment-the-prada-trial
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Siri Lagethon Heck, Geeta Gulati, Pavel Hoffmann, Florian von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff, Tryggve Holck Storås, Anne Hansen Ree, Berit Gravdehaug, Helge Røsjø, Kjetil Steine, Jürgen Geisler, Jeanette Schulz-Menger, Torbjørn Omland
Aims: Anthracycline treatment may cause myocyte loss and expansion of the myocardial extracellular volume (ECV) fraction by oedema and fibrosis. We tested the hypotheses that adjuvant treatment for early breast cancer with the anthracycline epirubicin is dose dependently associated with increased ECV fraction and total ECV, as well as reduced total myocardial cellular volume, and that these changes could be prevented by concomitant angiotensin or beta-adrenergic blockade. Methods and results: PRevention of cArdiac Dysfunction during Adjuvant breast cancer therapy (PRADA) was a 2 × 2 factorial, placebo-controlled, double-blinded trial of candesartan and metoprolol...
June 29, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104158/moderate-salt-restriction-with-or-without-paricalcitol-in-type-2-diabetes-and-losartan-resistant-macroalbuminuria-proceed-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-crossover-trial
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Aneliya Parvanova, Matias Trillini, Manuel A Podestà, Ilian Petrov Iliev, Barbara Ruggiero, Manuela Abbate, Annalisa Perna, Francesco Peraro, Olimpia Diadei, Nadia Rubis, Flavio Gaspari, Fabiola Carrara, Nadia Stucchi, Antonio Belviso, Antonio C Bossi, Roberto Trevisan, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Martin de Borst, Piero Ruggenenti
BACKGROUND: Macroalbuminuria predicts renal and cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes. We aimed to assess the albuminuria-lowering effects of salt restriction, paricalcitol therapy, or both, in this population. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial, we recruited adult patients with type 2 diabetes from six diabetology outpatient clinics in northern Italy, with 24 h albuminuria of more than 300 mg despite 100 mg per day losartan therapy, blood pressure of less than 140/90 mm Hg, serum creatinine concentration of less than 2 mg/dL, stable renal function on stable renin-angiotensin system inhibitor therapy with a fixed dose of losartan, parathyroid hormone concentration of 20 pg/mL to <110 pg/mL, serum calcium concentration of less than 9·5 mg/dL, and serum phosphate concentration of less than 5 mg/dL, who had been more than 80% compliant with placebo treatment during a 1 month placebo run-in...
November 2, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101824/effect-of-prophylactic-betablocker-or-ace-inhibitor-on-cardiac-dysfunction-heart-failure-during-anthracycline-chemotherapy%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-trastuzumab
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Dorothy M Gujral, Guy Lloyd, Sanjeev Bhattacharyya
BACKGROUND: Administration of anthracycline chemotherapy ± trastuzumab is associated with cardiac dysfunction. We sought to identify whether prophylactic administration of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or beta-blocker attenuates subsequent left ventricular dysfunction and heart failure. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched for studies examining the effect of beta-blockers or ACE inhibitors on left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and heart failure in patients receiving anthracycline chemotherapy ± trastuzumab...
November 1, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100861/role-of-angiotensin-ii-type-2-receptor-during-electrophysiological-remodeling-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophic-myocardium-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Ying Xiao, Wei-Qing Long, Kai-Pan Guan, Ming Long, Gui-Hua Lu, Zhi-Bin Huang
The objective was to investigate the role of angiotensin II type 2 receptor during electrophysiological remodeling of left ventricular hypertrophic myocardium in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). A total of 36, aged 10 weeks, male SHRs were divided into three groups: control, valsartan, and valsartan + PD123319 groups (n = 12 in each). The systolic blood pressure, left ventricular mass index, ventricular effective refractory period, and ventricular fibrillation threshold (VFT) were also measured after 8 weeks...
October 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
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