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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921080/echo-and-bnp-serial-assessment-in-ambulatory-heart-failure-care-data-on-loop-diuretic-use-and-renal-function
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Frank Lloyd Dini, Anca Simioniuc, Erberto Carluccio, Stefano Ghio, Andrea Rossi, Paolo Biagioli, Gianpaolo Reboldi, Gian Giacomo Galeotti, Fei Lu, Cornelia Zara, Gillian Whalley, Pier Luigi Temporelli
We compared the follow-up data on loop diuretic use and renal function, as assessed by serum creatinine levels, and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), of two groups of consecutive ambulatory HF patients: 1) the clinically-guided group, in which management was clinically driven based on the institutional protocol of the HF Unit of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department of Pisa (standard of care) and 2) the echo and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) guided group (patients conforming to the protocol of the Network Labs Ultrasound (NEBULA) in HF Study Group: Pisa, Perugia, Pavia; Verona, Auckland, and Veruno), in which therapy was delivered according to the serial assessment of BNP and echocardiography...
December 2016: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920129/chronic-inhibition-of-renal-outer-medullary-potassium-channel-not-only-prevented-but-also-reversed-development-of-hypertension-and-end-organ-damage-in-dahl-salt-sensitive-rats
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Xiaoyan Zhou, Michael J Forrest, Wanda Sharif-Rodriguez, Gail Forrest, Daphne Szeto, Olga Urosevic-Price, Yonghua Zhu, Andra S Stevenson, Yuchen Zhou, Sloan Stribling, Maya Dajee, Shawn P Walsh, Alexander Pasternak, Kathleen A Sullivan
The renal outer medullary potassium (ROMK) channel mediates potassium recycling and facilitates sodium reabsorption through the Na(+)/K(+)/2Cl(-) cotransporter in the loop of Henle and potassium secretion at the cortical collecting duct. Evidence from the phenotype of humans and rodents with functional ROMK deficiency supports the contention that selective ROMK inhibitors (ROMKi) will represent a novel diuretic with potential of therapeutic benefit for hypertension. ROMKi have recently been synthesized by Merck & Co, Inc...
December 5, 2016: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919975/long-term-high-quality-survival-with-single-agent-mifepristone-treatment-despite-advanced-cancer
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Jerome H Check, Diane Check, Carrie Wilson, Patrice Lofberg
CASE REPORT: We show long-term high-quality survival following single-agent treatment with a progesterone receptor antagonist in two cases of advanced metastatic cancer. Because no biopsy was performed (patient refused) the exact type of lung cancer was not determined but the majority of oncologists who evaluated the patient thought that the rapid onset and syndrome of inappropriate anti-diuretic hormone was more consistent with small-cell lung cancer. The US Food and Drug Association granted a compassionate-use investigational new drug approval for use of single-agent 200 mg mifepristone orally/day to a moribund woman with never-treated metastatic lung cancer and a male with bilateral renal cell carcinoma who had undergone only a unilateral hemi-nephrectomy...
December 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918302/a-new-solvate-of-furosemide-with-dimethylacetamide
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Alina A Beloborodova, Vasily S Minkov, Elena V Boldyreva
The loop diuretic furosemide is used widely in the treatment of congestive heart failure and edema, and is practically insoluble in water. The physicochemical and pharmacokinetic properties of drugs can be modified by preparing the drug in an appropriate solid-state form. A new solvate of furosemide with dimethylacetamide (DMA) {systematic name: 4-chloro-2-[(furan-2-yl)methylamino]-5-sulfamoylbenzoic acid N,N-dimethylacetamide disolvate}, C12H11ClN2O5S·2C4H9NO, (I), is reported. The channeled structure formed on slow crystallization contains DMA solvent molecules in its channels...
December 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section C, Structural Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916487/evaluation-of-hepatoprotective-potential-of-erythrina-indica-leaves-against-antitubercular-drugs-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-experimental-rats
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Mohd Mujahid, Talib Hussain, Hefazat Hussain Siddiqui, Arshad Hussain
BACKGROUND: Erythrina indica Lam. traditionally used in the treatment of laxative, diuretic, worm infestation, liver ailment and joints pain. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the antihepatotoxic potential of Erythrina indica against isoniazid (INH) and rifampicin (RIF) induced hepatotoxicity in rats. METHODS AND MATERIAL: Liver toxicity was induced by antitubercular drugs (INH+ RIF) at dose level of 50 mg/kg each, p.o for 28 days. 50% methanolic extract of Erythrina indica (100 and 200 mg/kg) were administered orally once daily for 28 days...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914708/generation-and-phenotypic-analysis-of-mice-lacking-all-urea-transporters
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Tao Jiang, Yingjie Li, Anita T Layton, Weiling Wang, Yi Sun, Min Li, Hong Zhou, Baoxue Yang
Urea transporters (UT) are a family of transmembrane urea-selective channel proteins expressed in multiple tissues and play an important role in the urine concentrating mechanism of the mammalian kidney. UT inhibitors have diuretic activity and could be developed as novel diuretics. To determine if functional deficiency of all UTs in all tissues causes physiological abnormality, we established a novel mouse model in which all UTs were knocked out by deleting an 87 kb of DNA fragment containing most parts of Slc14a1 and Slc14a2 genes...
November 30, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914674/heart-failure-induced-by-itraconazole
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Ana Rodrigo-Troyano, Marta M Mediavilla, Noé Garin, Rosa Güell
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Itraconazole is an antifungal imidazole used for the treatment of aspergillosis. Evidence supporting the association between itraconazole and the onset of congestive heart failure (CHF) is limited and is based on cases reported after drug market release. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 76-year-old man with hypertension and COPD GOLD D who experienced heart failure after receiving a new line of treatment with itraconazole. The patient's symptoms resolved completely after the drug's withdrawal and initiation of treatment with diuretic therapy...
November 30, 2016: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914612/dexamethasone-induced-diuresis-is-associated-with-inhibition-of-the-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-in-rats
#8
Chao Liu, Ning Ge, Jian-Long Zhai, Jian-Xin Zhang
In heart failure (HF) patients, diuretics remain the cornerstone of therapy to relieve fluid retention. However, the resulting volume loss activates the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS), which blunts the decline in volume depletion and blood pressure. RAAS activation, in turn, compromises the diuretic decongesting effect. Although corticosteroids can induce potent diuresis in HF patients, the effects of corticosteroids on RAAS activation remain unclear. Therefore, we assessed the effects of dexamethasone (Dex) on urine output and plasma angiotensin II and aldosterone levels in rats following water deprivation-induced dehydration, following induction of chronic HF (CHF), and following induction of CHF and volume expansion therapy...
December 2016: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913567/drug-repositioning-screens-identify-triamterene-as-a-selective-drug-for-the-treatment-of-dna-mismatch-repair-deficient-cells
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Delphine Guillotin, Philip Austin, Rumena Begum, Marta O Freitas, Ashirwad Merve, Tim Brend, Susan C Short, Silvia Marino, Sarah A Martin
PURPOSE: The DNA Mismatch repair (MMR) pathway is required for the maintenance of genome stability. Unsurprisingly, mutations in MMR genes occur in a wide range of different cancers. Studies thus far have largely focused on specific tumor types or MMR mutations, however it is becoming increasingly clear that a therapy targeting MMR-deficiency in general would be clinically very beneficial. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Based on a drug-repositioning approach, we screened a large panel of cell lines with various MMR deficiencies from a range of different tumor types with a compound drug library of previously approved drugs...
December 2, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912902/evolution-of-the-clinical-profile-of-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-treated-in-spanish-emergency-departments
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R Escoda, Ò Miró, F J Martín-Sánchez, J Jacob, P Herrero, V Gil, J M Garrido, M J Pérez-Durá, M Fuentes, P Llorens
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the changes in epidemiology, outpatient and emergency department clinical care, and outcomes of patients treated for acute heart failure (AHF) in Spanish hospital emergency departments (HEDs) between 2007 and 2014. METHOD: A multicentre cohort study was conducted that consecutively included patients with AHF diagnosed in 9HEDs during 4 periods (2007, 2009, 2011 and 2014). The study analysed the changes observed in 20 variables corresponding to baseline data, outpatient care and emergency care data and outcome data...
November 29, 2016: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908391/prevalence-profile-and-prognosis-of-severe-obesity-in-contemporary-hospitalized-heart-failure-trial-populations
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Emer Joyce, Anuradha Lala, Susanna R Stevens, Lauren B Cooper, Omar F AbouEzzeddine, John D Groarke, Justin L Grodin, Eugene Braunwald, Kevin J Anstrom, Margaret M Redfield, Lynne W Stevenson
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the prevalence, profile, and prognosis of severe obesity in a large contemporary acute heart failure (AHF) population. BACKGROUND: Better prognosis has been reported for obese heart failure (HF) patients than nonobese HF patients, but in other cardiovascular populations, this effect has not been demonstrated for severely obese patients. METHODS: A cohort of 795 participants with body mass index (BMI) measured at time of admission and complete follow-up were identified from enrollment in 3 contemporary AHF trials (DOSE [Diuretic Strategies Optimization Evaluation], CARRESS-HF [Cardiorenal Rescue Study in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure], and ROSE [Renal Optimization Strategies Evaluation in Acute Heart Failure])...
December 2016: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905308/a-case-of-extreme-hypokalaemia
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L M Ten Bos, T C Veenstra, B D Westerhof, F H Bosch
Hypokalaemia is a common clinical problem. It can lead to severe disturbances in cardiac, neurological and muscle function. We present the case of a 45-year-old woman who was transported to our hospital with cardiac arrest following ventricular fibrillation. Blood sampling revealed severe acidosis (pH 7.02) and extreme hypokalaemia (0.9 mmol/l). The low serum potassium level was most likely caused by the combination of a very deficient diet and use of a thiazide diuretic. She never reported any symptoms. An acute intracellular shift of potassium due to epinephrine and perhaps also the cathecholamines in Red Bull may have further decreased the serum potassium concentration...
November 2016: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905009/increased-serum-al-levels-in-hemodialysis-patients-kept-enhanced-during-a-2-year-prospective-study
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Maria L Reina de la Torre, Herminia Lopez García de la Serrana, Loreto Martí Del Moral, Magdalena Palomares Bayo, Miguel Navarro-Alarcón
The regulation of mineral homeostasis is altered in hemodialysis patients with renal insufficiency, producing increased risk for secondary diseases like cardiovascular ones. We hypothesized that risen serum aluminum (Al) concentration in hemodialysis patients kept enhanced during a 2-year longitudinal study is associated with enhanced cardiovascular risk and influenced by medical treatments. This study reports the prospective monitoring of serum Al levels in six-monthly samplings over 2 years in 116 hemodialysis patients and a control group of 50 healthy adults...
November 30, 2016: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904038/a-retrospective-analysis-of-risk-factors-for-linezolid-associated-hyponatremia-in-japanese-patients
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Ryota Tanaka, Yosuke Suzuki, Yukie Takumi, Motoshi Iwao, Yuhki Sato, Kazuhiko Hashinaga, Kazufumi Hiramatsu, Jun-Ichi Kadota, Hiroki Itoh
Linezolid is an oxazolidinone antibiotic against Gram-positive bacteria. Although thrombocytopenia is a major adverse effect of linezolid, hyponatremia also often develops after linezolid administration. This study examined the frequency of hyponatremia that developed during linezolid treatment and identified its risk factors. In this retrospective, single-center, observational cohort study, 61 hospitalized patients treated with linezolid between January 2013 and January 2015 were analyzed. Hyponatremia was defined as a sodium level of ≤134 mEq/L for the duration of linezolid treatment...
2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903988/metabolic-syndrome-in-relation-to-risk-of-meningioma
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Corinna Seliger, Christoph R Meier, Claudia Becker, Susan S Jick, Martin Proescholdt, Ulrich Bogdahn, Peter Hau, Michael F Leitzmann
BACKGROUND: Meningioma is a frequent primary intracranial tumor, the etiology of which is potentially related to adiposity. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is an increasingly common disease characterized by having at least three of the following conditions: central adiposity, arterial hypertension, dyslipidemia, and insulin resistance. Only one prior study investigated MetS in relation to meningioma risk and found a positive association between the two. RESULTS: Among 2,027 cases and 20,269 controls, body mass index was positively associated with meningioma (p-value for trend < 0...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903949/possible-drug-herb-interaction-between-herbal-supplement-containing-horsetail-equisetum-arvense-and-antiretroviral-drugs-report-of-2-cases
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Ezequiel Cordova, Laura Morganti, Claudia Rodriguez
The use of alternative medicines, including herbs, is common among HIV-positive patients, even in those on antiretroviral treatment. Equisetum arvense, known as "horsetail," is mainly used for its diuretic properties. There are limited data about the pharmacological properties of this compound and the potential drug-herb interactions. The authors report 2 cases in which a possible drug-herb interaction may have led to virological breakthrough in patients who were maintained on the same regimen for many years, including lamivudine (3TC)/zidovudine (ZDV)/efavirenz (EFV) and emtricitabine (FTC)/tenofovir (TDF)/EFV, respectively...
November 30, 2016: Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899856/effect-of-spironolactone-on-plasma-apelin-12-levels-in-patients-with-chronic-systolic-heart-failure
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Mustafa Topuz, Mehmet Cosgun, Oğuz Akkuş, Atilla Bulut, Omer Sen, Ayşe Nur Topuz, Murat Caylı
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine whether spironolactone therapy has an effect on serum apelin-12 levels in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) patients. METHODS: Eighty outpatients previously diagnosed with HFrEF were enrolled in the current study. Included patients were taking only standard heart failure therapy (ST) (angiotensin converting enzyme or angiotensin receptor blocker, beta-blockers, loop diuretics and anticoagulant or antiagregan agents) without a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRA) because of its side effects, and were designated the non-MRA group; those patients taking 25 mg/daily spironolactone in addition to the ST were deemed the MRA group...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898996/calcium-pyrophosphate-deposition-disease-and-associated-medical-co-morbidities-a-national-cross-sectional-study-of-us-veterans
#18
Crystal Kleiber Balderrama, Ann K Rosenthal, Daniel Lans, Jasvinder A Singh, Christie M Bartels
OBJECTIVE: Calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition disease (CPDD) is a common cause of acute and chronic arthritis, yet there are few large epidemiologic studies of CPDD. We sought to characterize CPDD in the national Veterans Affairs (VA) population. METHODS: Patients with International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision (ICD-9) codes for CPDD seen at any VA medical center from 2010 through 2014 were matched by age and gender with control patients without CPDD, using data from the Department of Veterans Affairs Corporate Data Warehouse...
November 29, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895487/combination-therapy-with-lercanidipine-and-enalapril-in-the-management-of-the-hypertensive-patient-an-update-of-the-evidence
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REVIEW
Christina Antza, Stella Stabouli, Vasilios Kotsis
Hypertension is an important risk factor for premature death as it increases the probability of stroke, myocardial infarction, and heart failure. Antihypertensive drugs can decrease cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality. The majority of hypertensive patients need more than one antihypertensive agent to attain blood pressure (BP) targets. Monotherapy can effectively reduce BP only in 20%-40% of patients. Multiple mechanisms including increased peripheral vascular resistance, increased cardiac work, and hypervolemia are involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension...
2016: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895192/development-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-treated-hypertensive-outpatients-the-campania-salute-network
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Raffaele Izzo, Maria-Angela Losi, Eugenio Stabile, Mai Tone Lönnebakken, Grazia Canciello, Giovanni Esposito, Emanuele Barbato, Nicola De Luca, Bruno Trimarco, Giovanni de Simone
: There is little information on left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy (LVH) development during antihypertensive treatment. We evaluate incident LVH in a treated hypertensive cohort, the Campania Salute Network registry. We analyzed prospectively 4290 hypertensives (aged 50.3±11.1 years, 40% women) with at least 1-year follow-up, without LVH at baseline. Incident LVH was defined as the first detection of echocardiographic LV mass index ≥47 in women or ≥50 g/m(2.7) in men. During a median 48-month follow-up, 915 patients (21...
November 28, 2016: Hypertension
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