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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449477/continuous-administration-of-recombinant-human-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-can-improve-heart-and-renal-function-in-patients-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass-surgery
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Shiguan Le, Jian Xiao, Wei Li, Jing Wang, Qing Wang, Wang Xi, Jibin Xu, Zhinong Wang
BACKGROUND: Any cardiac surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) will induce ischemia-reperfusion injury and systematic inflammatory response, which may lead to exacerbation. Conventional therapy strategy is to use inotropes, diuretics and vasodilator drugs, yet, the therapeutic effects of which need to be improved. Recombinant human B-type natriuretic peptide (rhBNP) has been shown to be efficacious in the treatment of acute decompensated heart failure and acute myocardial infarction...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449345/proton-pump-inhibitors-do-not-increase-the-risk-for-recurrent-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Jung Hee Kim, Kyung Sook Lim, Yang Won Min, Hyuk Lee, Byung-Hoon Min, Poong-Lyul Rhee, Jae J Kim, Kwang Cheol Koh, Seung Woon Paik
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The present study aimed to assess the real impact of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use on incidence of recurrent spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) in a homogenous population composed of cirrhotic patients with a previous SBP where differences related with SBP incidence between PPI users and non-users are less likely to exist. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study enrolled 307 cirrhotic patients taking diuretics for ascites control and had a previous SBP...
May 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446804/the-effects-of-increasing-calcium-channel-blocker-dose-vs-adding-a-diuretic-to-treatment-regimens-for-patients-with-uncontrolled-hypertension
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Shigemasa Tani, Kei Asayama, Koji Oiwa, Shinsuke Harasawa, Katsuaki Okubo, Atsuhiko Takahashi, Ayumi Tanabe, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Atsushi Hirayama, Toshio Kushiro
In patients with insufficient blood pressure (BP) control, despite using a combination regimen containing an angiotensin receptor blocker and a calcium channel blocker (CCB), whether a greater dose of CCB or adding a diuretic is more effective at lowering BP remains unclear. We conducted a multicenter randomized clinical trial to compare the efficacy of switching from the daily administration of a single-pill fixed-dose combination of irbesartan (100 mg) and amlodipine (5 mg) to irbesartan (100 mg) with an increased dose of amlodipine (10 mg) (HD group, n=62) or irbesartan (100 mg) and amlodipine (5 mg) with 1 mg of indapamide (D group, n=63) in patients with poorly controlled hypertension...
April 27, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443947/economic-evaluation-of-human-albumin-use-in-patients-with-nephrotic-syndrome-in-four-brazilian-public-hospitals-pharmacoeconomic-study
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Leonardo Augusto Kister de Toledo, Antônio Carlos Beisl Noblat, Harrison Floriano do Nascimento, Lúcia de Araújo Costa Beisl Noblat
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: In 2004, the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, ANVISA) published a resolution establishing guidelines for albumin use. Although the published data do not indicate any definitive conclusions about the benefits of albumin use in patients with nephrotic syndrome (NS), the guidelines recommend this procedure only in cases of edema that is refractory to use of diuretics. The aim here was to analyze albumin use among patients with nephrotic syndrome...
April 20, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442491/constitutively-active-spak-causes-hyperkalemia-by-activating-ncc-and-remodeling-distal-tubules
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P Richard Grimm, Richard Coleman, Eric Delpire, Paul A Welling
Aberrant activation of with no lysine (WNK) kinases causes familial hyperkalemic hypertension (FHHt). Thiazide diuretics treat the disease, fostering the view that hyperactivation of the thiazide-sensitive sodium-chloride cotransporter (NCC) in the distal convoluted tubule (DCT) is solely responsible. However, aberrant signaling in the aldosterone-sensitive distal nephron (ASDN) and inhibition of the potassium-excretory renal outer medullary potassium (ROMK) channel have also been implicated. To test these ideas, we introduced kinase-activating mutations after Lox-P sites in the mouse Stk39 gene, which encodes the terminal kinase in the WNK signaling pathway, Ste20-related proline-alanine-rich kinase (SPAK)...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441700/ultrasound-based-renal-sympathetic-denervation-for-the-treatment-of-therapy-resistant-hypertension-a-single-center-experience
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Karl Fengler, Robert Höllriegel, Thomas Okon, Thomas Stiermaier, Karl-Philipp Rommel, Stephan Blazek, Christian Besler, Max von Roeder, Martin Petzold, Gerhard Schuler, Philipp Lurz
INTRODUCTION: The effectiveness of renal sympathetic denervation (RDN) as a treatment for therapy-resistant hypertension has been doubted as the Simplicity-HTN-3 trial was unable to show any treatment benefit over sham procedure. This might partly be explained by a high procedural variability in treatment with radiofrequency-based catheters. Recently, newer systems for RDN, like ultrasound-based devices, have been introduced into practice. To date however, data on their effectiveness for the treatment of resistant hypertension are scarce...
June 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441343/immune-stimulatory-effects-of-althaea-rosea-flower-extracts-through-the-mapk-signaling-pathway-in-raw264-7-cells
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Yon-Suk Kim, Eun-Kyung Kim, Weligala Pahalagedara Amila Srilal Nawarathna, Xin Dong, Woen-Bin Shin, Jin-Su Park, Sang-Ho Moon, Pyo-Jam Park
Althaea rosea (Linn.) is a medicinal plant from China and Korea that has been traditionally used to control inflammation, to stop bedwetting and as a mouthwash in cases of bleeding gums. Its flowers are employed medicinally for their emollient, demulcent and diuretic properties, which make them useful in chest complaints. Furthermore, a flower extract decoction is used to improve blood circulation, for the treatment of constipation, dysmenorrhoea, haemorrhages, etc. However, the possible mechanisms of the immune-stimulatory effect remains to be elucidated...
April 25, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438307/usefulness-of-the-combination-of-in-hospital-poor-diuretic-response-and-systemic-congestion-to-predict-future-cardiac-events-in-patients-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Soichiro Aoki, Takahiro Okumura, Akinori Sawamura, Katsuhide Kitagawa, Ryota Morimoto, Masaki Sakakibara, Toyoaki Murohara
We aimed to (1) investigate the relation between diuretic response (DR) with or without systemic congestion and prognosis and (2) explore the potential predictors of poor DR for risk stratification in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). We enrolled 186 consecutive patients hospitalized for ADHF. The DR was defined as (body weight at discharge - body weight at admission)/40 mg furosemide or equivalent loop diuretic dose. Systemic congestion on admission was simply evaluated by the presence of leg edema or jugular venous distention...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433216/implications-of-alternative-hepatorenal-prognostic-scoring-systems-in-acute-heart-failure-from-dose-ahf-and-rose-ahf
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Justin L Grodin, Dianne Gallup, Kevin J Anstrom, G Michael Felker, Horng H Chen, W H Wilson Tang
Because hepatic dysfunction is common in patients with heart failure (HF), the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) may be attractive for risk stratification. Although alternative scores such as the MELD-XI or MELD-Na may be more appropriate in HF populations, the short-term clinical implications of these in patients with acute heart failure (AHF) are unknown. The MELD-XI and MELD-Na were calculated at baseline in 453 patients with AHF in the DOSE-AHF and ROSE-AHF trials. The correlations and associations for each score with cardiorenal biomarkers, short-term end points at 72 hours including worsening renal function and clinical events to 60 days were determined...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433104/wilson-disease-symptomatic-liver-therapy
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Jan Pfeiffenberger, Karl-Heinz Weiss, Wolfgang Stremmel
Wilson disease leads to symptomatic impairment of liver function or liver cirrhosis. Strict adherence to decoppering agents is essential in these patients. Secondary prevention of additional hepatic damage by avoidance of other toxic substances (e.g., alcohol, drugs) and sufficient calorie intake is recommended. Routine examinations in cirrhotic patients include screening for signs of portal hypertension (esophagus varices), development of ascites, and hepatic encephalopathy. Where varices are present, primary or secondary preventive interventions may include treatment with nonselective beta-blockers or variceal ligation, similar to the approach in patients with liver cirrhosis due to other etiologies...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432600/potentially-inappropriate-antihypertensive-prescriptions-to-elderly-patients-results-of-a-prospective-observational-study
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Paola H Ponte Márquez, Olga H Torres, Anonio San-José, Xavier Vidal, Antonia Agustí, Francesc Formiga, Alfonso López-Soto, Nieves Ramírez-Duque, Antonio Fernández-Moyano, Juana Garcia-Moreno, Juan A Arroyo, Domingo Ruiz
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies of antihypertensive treatment of older patients have focused on blood pressure control, cardiovascular risk or adherence, whereas data on inappropriate antihypertensive prescriptions to older patients are scarce. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess inappropriate antihypertensive prescriptions to older patients. METHODS: An observational, prospective multicentric study was conducted to assess potentially inappropriate prescription of antihypertensive drugs, in patients aged 75 years and older with arterial hypertension (HTN), in the month prior to hospital admission, using four instruments: Beers, Screening Tool of Older Person's Prescriptions (STOPP), Screening Tool to Alert Doctors to the Right Treatment (START) and Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders 3 (ACOVE-3)...
April 21, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432473/vasopressin-and-vasopressin-antagonists-in-heart-failure
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Julie K Vishram-Nielsen, Finn Gustafsson
Despite the introduction of multiple new pharmacological agents over the past three decades in the field of heart failure (HF), overall prognosis remains poor. Hyponatremia is prevalent in HF patients and has been suggested as a contributor to poor response to standard therapy. Elevated levels of arginine vasopressin (AVP), a peptide hormone produced in the hypothalamus, play a role in development of hyponatremia, and AVP and its surrogate, copeptin, are related to changes in osmolality, hemodynamics, neuro-hormones as well as in overall outcome in HF patients...
April 22, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432261/ccm2-and-pak4-act-downstream-of-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-signaling-to-promote-cell-spreading
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Koichi Miura, Takashi Nojiri, Yoshiharu Akitake, Koji Ando, Shigetomo Fukuhara, Masahiro Zenitani, Toru Kimura, Jun Hino, Mikiya Miyazato, Hiroshi Hosoda, Kenji Kangawa
Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is a cardiac hormone released by the atrium in response to stretching forces. Via its receptor, guanylyl cyclase-A (GC-A), ANP maintains cardiovascular homeostasis by exerting diuretic, natriuretic, and hypotensive effects mediated in part by endothelial cells. Both in vivo and in vitro , ANP enhances endothelial barrier function by reducing RhoA activity and reorganizing the actin cytoskeleton. We established mouse endothelial cells that stably express GC-A, and used them to analyze the molecular mechanisms responsible for actin reorganization...
April 21, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430812/nacl-cotransporter-abundance-in-urinary-vesicles-is-increased-by-calcineurin-inhibitors-and-predicts-thiazide-sensitivity
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Omar A Z Tutakhel, Arthur D Moes, Marco A Valdez-Flores, Marleen L A Kortenoeven, Mathijs V D Vrie, Sabina Jeleń, Robert A Fenton, Robert Zietse, Joost G J Hoenderop, Ewout J Hoorn, Luuk Hilbrands, René J M Bindels
Animal studies have shown that the calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) cyclosporine and tacrolimus can activate the thiazide-sensitive NaCl cotransporter (NCC). A common side effect of CNIs is hypertension. Renal salt transporters such as NCC are excreted in urinary extracellular vesicles (uEVs) after internalization into multivesicular bodies. Human studies indicate that CNIs also increase NCC abundance in uEVs, but results are conflicting and no relationship with NCC function has been shown. Therefore, we investigated the effects of CsA and Tac on the abundance of both total NCC (tNCC) and phosphorylated NCC at Thr60 phosphorylation site (pNCC) in uEVs, and assessed whether NCC abundance in uEVs predicts the blood pressure response to thiazide diuretics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426468/indwelling-tunneled-pleural-catheters-for-the-management-of-hepatic-hydrothorax
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Kevin P Haas, Alexander C Chen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hepatic hydrothorax is a complication of end-stage liver disease that may have significant associated morbidity. Sodium restriction and diuretic therapy are the mainstays of treatment, though up to a quarter of patients will become refractory to this and will require a pleural drainage procedure. Thoracentesis, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, and chemical pleurodesis all have variable success rates and associated complications in the management of hepatic hydrothorax...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425979/factors-leading-to-rehospitalization-for-tracheostomized-and-ventilator-dependent-infants-through-2-years-of-age
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G Akangire, W Manimtim, M Nyp, N Townley, H Dai, M Norberg, J B Taylor
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors leading to readmission for tracheostomized, ventilator-dependent infants <2 years of age. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of 117 tracheostomized, ventilator-dependent infants followed through 2 years of age. RESULTS: Home ventilator use (at hospital discharge, 6 and 12 months of age), inhaled steroid use (at 12 and 24 months of age), oxygen dependence (at 6 and 12 months of age) and tracheostomy (at discharge, 6 and 12 months of age) were increased risks for rehospitalization...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424545/efficacy-and-safety-of-alcohol-septal-ablation-in-patients-over-65-years-old-with-obstructive-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Laila Cheddadi, Olivier Lairez, Thibault Lhermusier, Francisco Campelo-Parada, Michel Galinier, Didier Carrié, Nicolas Boudou
BACKGROUND: The performance of alcohol septal ablation (ASA) in elderly symptomatic patients with drug-refractory obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is still to be confirmed. The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of ASA in patients under and over 65 years old. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty-one consecutive patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardio-myopathy who underwent ASA were retrospectively included and reviewed for in-hospital major acute cardiac events and follow-up...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424024/molecular-profiling-and-bioactive-potential-of-an-endophytic-fungus-aspergillus-sulphureus-isolated-from-sida-acuta-a-medicinal-plant
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M Murali, C Mahendra, P Hema, N Rajashekar, A Nataraju, M S Sudarshana, K N Amruthesh
CONTEXT: Sida acuta Burm.f. (Malvaceae) extracts are reported to have applications against malaria, diuretic, antipyretic, nervous and urinary diseases. No fungal endophytes of S. acuta are reported. OBJECTIVE: Isolation, identification and evaluation of antibacterial, antioxidant, anticancer and haemolytic potential of fungal endophytes from the ethnomedcinal plant S. acuta. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sida acuta stem segments were placed on PDA medium to isolate endophytic fungi...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421777/quality-control-of-enteral-nutrition-therapy-in-cancer-patients-at-nutritional-risk
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Ariana Lee, Ronaldo Sousa Oliveira Filho, Thais De Campos Cardenas, Gislaine Aparecida Ozório, Juliana Pereira Lima Gropp, Dan Linetzky Waitzberg
INTRODUCTION: Quality indicators in nutritional therapy (QINTs) allow for the practical assessment of quality in the management of enteral nutrition therapy (ENT) among hospitalized patients. OBJECTIVE: To control ENT quality in cancer patients at nutritional risk. METHODS: A prospective, observational study was performed with cancer patients over 19 years of age who had undergone exclusive ENT for at least 72 h. Nutritional Risk Screening was used to assess nutritional risk; in the presence of nutritional risk, the Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) was used...
March 30, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421408/pharmacological-and-non-pharmacological-treatment-for-decompensated-heart-failure-what-is-new
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Parin Shah, Pierpaolo Pellicori, Joseph Cuthbert, Andrew L Clark
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Acute heart failure (AHF) is a life-threatening clinical condition that requires prompt medical attention. The aim of the current review is to summarise the results of recent clinical trials conducted in patients with AHF. RECENT FINDINGS: Several novel compounds have apparently beneficial acute effects on cardiovascular haemodynamics and patients' symptoms, but their administration has not yet translated into improved survival and has been deleterious in some cases...
April 18, 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
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