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Susanne V Fleig, Bettina Weger, Hermann Haller, Florian P Limbourg
INTRODUCTION: We conducted a prospective, non-interventional, multicenter study to examine the effect of a fixed-dose combination of perindopril/amlodipine in patients with arterial hypertension. METHODS: Patients who were previously untreated or required a change in medication were treated with a fixed combination of perindopril/amlodipine (3.5/2.5 or 7.0/5.0 mg) for 12 weeks. Changes in office, home and ambulatory blood pressure (BP) were recorded. Adherence was assessed by the Hill-Bone medication adherence scale...
March 1, 2018: Advances in Therapy
Naser F Al-Tannak
Perindopril arginine and Indapamide hemihydrate in combination were proven to have a synergistic antihypertensive impact when compared with the use of each component alone. Therefore, a new Ultra-High Performance Liquid Chromatography coupled with Ultraviolet detector (UHPLC-UV) method has been developed and subsequently validated for simultaneous determination of the anti-hypertensive combination of Perindopril arginine and Indapamide hemihydrate. The separation of Perindopril arginine and Indapamide hemihydrate was achieved using a BEH C18 (1...
February 22, 2018: Scientia Pharmaceutica
O D Ostroumova, E V Borisova, T M Ostroumova, A I Kochetkov
We discuss in this article problems of prognostic significance of 24‑hour arterial pressure variability (24hAPV), as well as the role of 24hAPV in development and progression of various target organs damage by arterial hypertension. We also present literature data on impact of various regimens of antihypertensive therapy on 24hAPV, and on ability of fixed-dose perindopril/amlodipine to lower 24‑hAPV.
December 2017: Kardiologiia
Linhong Jiang, Ruiming Zhu, Qian Bu, Yan Li, Xue Shao, Hui Gu, Jueying Kong, Li Luo, Hailei Long, Wei Guo, Jingwei Tian, Yinglan Zhao, Xiaobo Cen
Methamphetamine (METH) abuse has become a major public health concern worldwide without approved pharmacotherapies. The brain renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is involved in the regulation of neuronal function as well as neurological disorders. Angiotensin II (Ang II), which interacts with Ang II type 1 receptor (AT1 -R) in the brain, plays an important role as a neuromodulator in dopaminergic transmission. However, the role of brain RAS in METH-induced behavior is largely unknown. Here, we revealed that repeated METH administration significantly upregulated the expression of AT1 -R in the striatum of mice, but downregulated dopamine D3 receptor (D3R) expression...
February 20, 2018: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
Sameh Saber, Amr A A Mahmoud, Noha Said Helal, Eman El-Ahwany, Rasha Abdelghany
Therapeutic interventions for liver fibrosis are still limited due to the complicated molecular pathogenesis. Renin-angiotensin system (RAS) seems to contribute to the development of hepatic fibrosis. Therefore, we aimed to examine the effect of RAS inhibition on CCl4-induced liver fibrosis. Mice were treated with silymarin (30 mg kg-1), perindopril (1 mg kg-1), fosinopril (2 mg kg-1), or losartan (10 mg kg-1). The administration RAS inhibitors improved liver histology and decreased protein expression of alpha smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and hepatic content of hydroxyproline...
February 9, 2018: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Kwadwo Osei Bonsu, Poukwan Arunmanakul, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk
Pharmacological interventions for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) have failed to reduce mortality and hospitalization. Evidence for mineralocorticoid antagonists (MRAs), β-adrenoceptor blockers (β-blockers), and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers (ACEIs/ARBs)-to reduce clinical outcomes in HFpEF remains unclear. We conducted a systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Clinical for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing pharmacological treatments in HFpEF diagnosed according the recommendations of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2016 guidelines from inception to August, 2017...
February 7, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
Linda Chan, Charles Chan, David K Cook
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March 2018: JAAD Case Reports
Luca Degli Esposti, Valentina Perrone, Chiara Veronesi, Marco Gambera, Giulio Nati, Francesco Perone, Paola Fausta Tagliabue, Stefano Buda, Claudio Borghi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the changes in adherence to treatment, in patients who switched from perindopril and/or amlodipine as a monotherapy (single-pill therapy, SPT) or two-pill combinations to fixed-dose combination (FDC) therapy. METHODS: A large retrospective cohort study, in 3 Italian Local Health Units, was performed. All adult subjects who received at least one prescription of antihypertensive drugs between 01/01/2010 and 31/12/2014 were selected...
January 27, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
Kamel Mohammedi, John Chalmers, William Herrington, Qiang Li, Giuseppe Mancia, Michel Marre, Neil Poulter, Anthony Rodgers, Bryan Williams, Vlado Perkovic, Josef Coresh, Mark Woodward
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the relationship between BMI and the risk of renal disease in patients with type 2 diabetes in the Action in Diabetes and Vascular Disease: PreterAx and DiamicroN Modified-Release Controlled Evaluation (ADVANCE) study. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Participants were divided into six baseline BMI categories: <18.5 (underweight, n = 58); ≥18.5 to <25 (normal, n = 2894); ≥25 to <30 (overweight, n = 4340); ≥30 to <35 (obesity grade 1, n = 2265); ≥35 to <40 (obesity grade 2, n = 744); and ≥40 kg/m2 (obesity grade 3, n = 294); those underweight were excluded...
January 17, 2018: Nutrition & Diabetes
Tetsu Okuda, Keisuke Okamura, Kazuyuki Shirai, Hidenori Urata
Background: Appropriate blood pressure control suppresses progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). If an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor is ineffective, adding a calcium antagonist is recommended. We compared the long-term effect of two ACE inhibitor/calcium antagonist combinations on renal function in hypertensive patients with CKD. Methods: Patients who failed to achieve the target blood pressure (systolic/diastolic: < 130/80 mm Hg) with perindopril monotherapy were randomized to either combined therapy with perindopril and the L-type calcium antagonist amlodipine (group A) or perindopril and the T/L type calcium antagonist benidipine (group B)...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Bernard I Lévy, Stefano Taddei
OBJECTIVES: Much of the chronic care of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension involves the prevention of diabetic complications. Renin-angiotensin system inhibitors are recommended as first-line therapies because of their nephroprotective properties. Their combination with metabolically neutral diuretics is recommended to reduce blood pressure, morbidity and mortality. Our objective was to review the mechanisms by which the combination of the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, perindopril, and metabolically neutral thiazide-like diuretic, indapamide, targets the pathways involved in microvascular and macrovascular diabetic complications...
February 19, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
Margaret M Band, Deepa Sumukadas, Allan D Struthers, Alison Avenell, Peter T Donnan, Paul R Kemp, Karen T Smith, Cheryl L Hume, Adrian Hapca, Miles D Witham
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia (the age-related loss of muscle mass and function) is a major contributor to loss of mobility, falls, loss of independence, morbidity and mortality in older people. Although resistance training is effective in preventing and reversing sarcopenia, many older people are sedentary and either cannot or do not want to exercise. This trial examines the efficacy of supplementation with the amino acid leucine and/or angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition to potentially improve muscle mass and function in people with sarcopenia...
January 4, 2018: Trials
Yen Ping Ng, Ganesh Pandian Balasubramanian, Yi Ping Heng, Meera Kalaiselvan, Yu Wen Teh, Kin Man Cheong, Muhammad Faiz Bin Abdul Hadi, Rosmaliza Bt Othman
AIMS: Recent data showed an alarming rise of new dialysis cases secondary to diabetic nephropathy despite the growing usage of RAAS blockers. Primary objective of this study is to explore the prevalence of RAAS blockers usage among type II diabetic patients, secondary objectives are to compare the prescribing pattern of RAAS blocker between primary and tertiary care center and to explore if the dose of RAAS blocker prescribed was at optimal dose as suggested by trials. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study conducted at one public tertiary referral hospital and one public health clinic in Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia...
December 21, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
S P Salikova, Y V Liskova, A A Stadnikov, S A Selivanov, N B Tverdokhlib, V O Rozhkov, G M Avchenko, A Y Erkhov, A B Popov
OBJECTIVE: To assess the significance of melatonin, NT-proBNP and morphological markers of myocardial remodeling for predicting the risk of complications after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with ischemic heart disease and chronic heart failure (CHF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included in this study 83 patients who underwent CABG in the period from September 2013 to October 2014. All patients before CABG underwent standard laboratory and instrumental examination...
October 2017: Kardiologiia
O D Ostroumova, E V Borisova, E E Pavleeva
The article is devoted to the modern state of the problem of blood pressure variability (BPV). Along with discussion of classification and methods of diagnosis it contains data on prognostic value of visit-to-visit BPV. We have also reviewed effect on BPV of various regimens of antihypertensive therapy and presented evidence base supporting ability of amlodipine/perindopril fixed dose combination to lower visit-to-visit BPV.
November 2017: Kardiologiia
Xiaoyan Liu, Yanlin Zhu, Xue Lin, Ligang Fang, Xiaowei Yan
RATIONALE: Anthracyclines cardiotoxicity characterized by dilated myocardiopathy has been well described in the literature. However, anthracyclines-induced valvular diseases have been seldom reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this study, we present the case of a 62-year-old Chinese female patient with breast cancer developing severe mitral regurgitation after anthracycline exposure. DIAGNOSES: The patient was diagnosed with mitral regurgitation with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction and normal cardiac chamber dimensions in the sixth month after the last course of anthracycline-containing chemotherapy...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Anna Wzgarda, Katarzyna Dettlaff, Martyna Rostalska, Ewa Pabian, Katarzyna Regulska, Beata Jadwiga Stanisz
The main aim of this study was determination of thermo- radio- and photostability of perindopril tert-butyloamine (PER) therefore the efficiency and safety of the therapy could be maintained. A chromatographic method (RP-HPLC) had been validated before use to determine PER loss. The evaluation of stability properties of PER in solid state under the influence of isothermal condition, relative humidity - RH = 0% and 76.4%, exposure to 6 mln lux h and ionizing radiation generated by beam of electrons of 25-400 kGy was investigated...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
Jiří Widimský
Fixed combinations of two or three drugs are being frequently used in cardiovascular diseases. This approach markedly increases adherence of the patients to prolonged therapy and thus leads to better control of the diseases. Fixed combinations are often used in hypertension and coronary artery disease (CAD). Cosyrel is the first fixed combination of betablocker (bisoprolol fumarat) and ACE inhibitor (perindopril arginin) available in czech market. The advantage is availability in several concentrations (10 mg/10 mg, 10 mg/5 mg a 5 mg/10 mg a 5 mg/5 mg) , when first indicates bisoprolol dose and the second perindopril...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Danijela Gnjidic, Wei Du, Sallie-Anne Pearson, Sarah N Hilmer, Emily Banks
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the comparative validity of self-reported medication use in large-scale studies is limited. This study compared self-reported medication use of prescription-only medications to gold standard pharmaceutical claims (i.e. dispensing) data. METHODS: We selected a random sample of 500 participants from the 45 and Up Study, a large-scale Australian study, with complete ascertainment of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme dispensing records. Self-reported medication use was ascertained by questionnaire requesting data on medications used "for most of the last 4 weeks"...
October 11, 2017: Public Health Research & Practice
Sophie I Mavrogeni, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Antigoni Papavasiliou, George Papadopoulos, Genovefa Kolovou
Dystrophinopathies include Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), X-linked dilated cardiomyopathy (XLCM), and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). DMD/BMD are X-linked recessive disorders, related to the synthesis of dystrophin. Most of DMD after the third decade of their age develop cardiomyopathy that remains silent, due to relative physical inactivity. Cardiac disease in female carriers presents with hypertrophy, arrhythmias or dilated cardiomyopathy, clinically overt by increasing age...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
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