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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777975/geriatric-analysis-from-prodige-20-randomized-phase-ii-trial-evaluating-bevacizumab-chemotherapy-versus-chemotherapy-alone-in-older-patients-with-untreated-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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T Aparicio, O Bouché, E Francois, F Retornaz, E Barbier, J Taieb, S Kirscher, P-L Etienne, R Faroux, F Khemissa Akouz, F El Hajbi, C Locher, Y Rinaldi, T Lecomte, S Lavau-Denes, M Baconnier, A Oden-Gangloff, D Genet, L Bedenne, E Paillaud
BACKGROUND: Older patients have frailty characteristics that impair the transposition of treatment results found in younger patients. Predictive factors are needed to help with treatment choices for older patients. The PRODIGE 20 study is a randomized phase II study that evaluated chemotherapy associated with bevacizumab (BEV) or not (CT) in patients aged 75 years or older. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients underwent a geriatric assessment at randomization and at each evaluation...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777873/cinnamaldehyde-protects-vsmcs-against-ox-ldl-induced-proliferation-and-migration-through-s-arrest-and-inhibition-of-p38-jnk-mapks-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
#2
Weifeng Li, Wenbing Zhi, Jinmeng Zhao, Qing Yao, Fang Liu, Xiaofeng Niu
Cinnamaldehyde (Cin), as a traditional flavor constituent isolated from the bark of Cinnamonum cassia Presl, has been commonly used for - digestive, cardiovascular and immune system diseases. The pathology of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) accelerated the progression of atherosclerosis. In our study, we found that cinnamaldehyde significantly suppressed ox-LDL-induced VSMCs proliferation, migration and inflammatory cytokine overproduction, as well as foam cell formation in VSMCs and macrophages. Moreover, cinnamaldehyde inhibited the phosphorylation of p38, JNK and p65 NF-κB and increased heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) activity...
May 16, 2018: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777850/a-novel-cardiovascular-prosthesis-made-from-woven-ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene-fibers-proof-of-concept-in-a-sheep-model
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Amir Basir, Mylène Loncq de Jong, Aryan Vink, Gerard Pasterkamp, Paul Gründeman, Frans Moll, Joost van Herwaarden
BACKGROUND: A patch, made of woven ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibers is thin, strong, and flexible, and may be attractive for use in cardiovascular prostheses. This study assessed the hemocompatibility of this patch in a sheep model. METHODS: The UHMWPE patches were sutured in the right carotid artery and jugular vein in 12 adult sheep, and in the same animal, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) patches were sutured as control patches in the left carotid artery and jugular vein...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777848/effects-on-mortality-and-cardiovascular-events-of-adherence-to-guideline-recommended-therapy-4-years-after-lower-extremity-arterial-revascularization
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M Thiney, N Della Schiava, R Ecochard, P Feugier, P Lermusiaux, A Millon, A Long
OBJECTIVES: All patients with lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (LE-PAD) should benefit from recommended pharmacologic therapies including antiplatelet agents, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE) or Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB), and HMG-CoA-reductase inhibitors (statins). In the present study, this triple therapy was defined as the best medical treatment. This study was designed to determine the current risk for cardiovascular (CV) events and mortality and also to evaluate the effect of pharmacologic treatment on patient's survival, CV events and additional vascular surgery in vascularized LE-PAD patients...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777847/cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-limitation-in-peripheral-arterial-disease
#5
Zulfiqar Qutrio Baloch, Shabber Agha Abbas, Luke Marone, Abbas Ali
OBJECTIVE: PAD is associated with a markedly increased risk of cardiovascular mortality and remains under-recognized and under-treated. New screening approaches are needed to prevent disability in patients with PAD. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of clinically stable cardiovascular patients who were referred for cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) due to a variety of cardiovascular complaints. Amongst patients who prematurely terminated CPET, their available angiograms were assessed...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777800/cardiotoxicity-associated-with-radiotherapy-in-breast-cancer-a-question-based-review-with-current-literatures
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REVIEW
Qian Zhu, Youlia M Kirova, Lu Cao, Alexandre Arsene-Henry, Jiayi Chen
Radiotherapy is an indispensable unit of multidisciplinary treatment of breast cancer. Although the application of modern techniques has led to a significantly reduction in radiation-induced heart disease, it is still recognized as the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among breast cancer survivors. With the growing number of long-term survivors, it is important to understand the cardiovascular risks associated with radiotherapy. Questions exist regarding the existence or not of a safe radiation threshold dose that the heart (or its substructures) can receive and strategies to minimize risk of radiation...
May 2, 2018: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777799/title-studies-on-drug-switchability-showed-heterogeneity-in-methodological-approaches-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Valeria Belleudi, Francesco Trotta, Simona Vecchi, Laura Amato, Antonio Addis, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND: Several drugs share the same therapeutic indication, including those undergoing patent expiration. Concerns on the interchangeability are frequent in clinical practice, challenging the evaluation of switchability through observational research. AIM: To conduct a scoping review of observational studies on drug switchability to identify methodological strategies adopted to deal with bias and confounding. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science (updated 1/31/2017) to identify studies evaluating switchability in terms of effectiveness/safety outcomes or compliance...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777797/polypharmacy-defined-as-taking-five-or-more-drugs-is-inadequate-in-the-cardiovascular-setting
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Nazanin Abolhassani
BACKGROUND: By how much polypharmacy (defined by number of drugss) differs from polyactive ingredient use (defined by the number of pharmacologically active ingredients) has not been assessed. OBJECTIVES: to compare the extent of polypharmacy vs. polyactive ingredients among patients taking CV medicines. METHODS: Prospective, 10-year follow-up study conducted among 880 participants of the CoLaus study taking CV drugs at baseline. Polypharmacy was defined as the use of 5 or more CV medicines; polyactive ingredient use was defined as the use of 5 or more pharmacologically active CV ingredients...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777791/ticagrelor-protects-against-angii-induced-endothelial-dysfunction-by-alleviating-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Xiaoyu Wang, Xuejie Han, Minghui Li, Yu Han, Yun Zhang, Shiqi Zhao, Yue Li
Ticagrelor has been reported to decrease cardiovascular mortality compared with clopidogrel. This benefit cannot be fully explained by the more efficient platelet inhibition. Many studies demonstrated that ticagrelor improved endothelial function, leaving the mechanism elusive though. The present study aims to investigate whether ticagrelor protects against endothelial dysfunction induced by angiotensinII (AngII) through alleviating endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. Male Sprague Dawley rats were infused with AngII or vehicle and administrated with ticagrelor or vehicle for 14 days...
May 16, 2018: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777715/association-between-plasma-ceramides-and-inducible-myocardial-ischemia-in-patients-with-established-or-suspected-coronary-artery-disease-undergoing-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy
#10
Alessandro Mantovani, Stefano Bonapace, Gianluigi Lunardi, Matteo Salgarello, Clementina Dugo, Guido Canali, Christopher D Byrne, Stefania Gori, Enrico Barbieri, Giovanni Targher
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have suggested that specific plasma ceramides are independently associated with major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), but it is currently unknown whether plasma ceramide levels are associated with stress-induced reversible myocardial ischemia. METHODS: We measured six previously identified high-risk plasma ceramide molecules [Cer(d18:1/16:0), Cer(d18:1/18:0), Cer(d18:1/20:0), Cer(d18:1/22:0), Cer(d18:1/24:0), and Cer(d18:1/24:1)] in 167 consecutive patients with established or suspected CAD who underwent either exercise or dypiridamole myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) for various clinical indications...
May 16, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777608/osteocalcin-value-to-identify-subclinical-atherosclerosis-over-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-ascvd-risk-score-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-chinese-asymptomatic-men
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Yiting Xu, Xiaojing Ma, Qin Xiong, Xueli Zhang, Yun Shen, Yuqian Bao
BACKGROUND: Our study examined whether osteocalcin contributed to identifying carotid intima-media thickness (C-IMT) over the atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk score. METHODS: We recruited 618 middle-aged and elderly men from communities in Shanghai. Serum osteocalcin levels were determined using an electrochemiluminescence immunoassay. C-IMT was measured by ultrasonography. RESULTS: The study included 245 men with low ASCVD risk and 373 men with moderate-to-high ASCVD risk...
May 19, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777565/unanticipated-hospital-admission-in-pediatric-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-undergoing-ambulatory-noncardiac-surgical-procedures
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Koichi Yuki, Sophia Koutsogiannaki, Sandra Lee, James A DiNardo
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of surgical and nonsurgical procedures are being performed on an ambulatory basis in children. Analysis of a large group of pediatric patients with congenital heart disease undergoing ambulatory procedures has not been undertaken. AIMS: The objective of this study was to characterize the profile of children with congenital heart disease who underwent noncardiac procedures on an ambulatory basis at our institution, to determine the incidence of adverse cardiovascular and respiratory adverse events, and to determine the risk factors for unscheduled hospital admission...
May 18, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777554/development-and-feasibility-testing-of-an-avatar-based-education-application-for-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Jintana Tongpeth, Hui Yun Du, Robyn A Clark
AIMS: To develop and evaluate an interactive, avatar-based education application, for improving patients' knowledge of, and response to, ACS symptoms. BACKGROUND: A patient's ability to recognise and respond to the symptoms of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is imperative for seeking timely medical intervention. Innovative patient education interventions are needed to support patient education and patient self-care. METHODS: Participatory action research methods were used to engage consumers with cardiac and IT experts to develop an avatar-based education application...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777519/combination-glucose-lowering-therapy-plans-in-t2dm-case-based-considerations
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REVIEW
Lawrence Blonde, Susana Dipp, Daniel Cadena
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a complex disease, and while lifestyle interventions remain the cornerstone of therapy, most patients will also require pharmacotherapy. Current diabetes treatment guidelines and algorithms recommend an individualized approach to setting glycemic goals and selecting treatment. Although a single antihyperglycemic agent may be appropriate as the initial T2DM pharmacotherapy, the progressive nature of the disease due to declining pancreatic β-cell function will result in the vast majority of T2DM patients eventually requiring two or more antihyperglycemic agents...
May 18, 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777510/clopidogrel-pharmacogenetics-in-iranian-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Nejat Mahdieh, Ahmad Rabbani, Ata Firouzi, Ali Zahedmehr, Maryam Hoseinimoghaddam, Sedigheh Saeidi, Hamidreza Sanati, Hosseinali Basiri, Feridoun Noohi, Bahareh Rabbani, Majid Maleki
Clopidogrel is used in patients with coronary syndromes and at risk of thrombotic events or receiving percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for reducing heart attack and stroke. Here we present genotype and phenotype study of Iranian patients undergoing PCI treated with clopidogrel during a 6-month period of follow-up; common variants of CYP2C19, CYP3A5, CYP3A4, and ABCB1 genes were determined as well as the patients' cardiovascular outcomes to find out the effect of these variants individually and in combination...
May 18, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777448/triad-of-the-ischemic-cardiovascular-disease-in-people-living-with-hiv-association-between-risk-factors-hiv-infection-and-use-of-antiretroviral-therapy
#16
REVIEW
Hugo Ribeiro Zanetti, Edmar Lacerda Mendes, Antonio Carlos Palandri Chagas, Maria Odila Gomes Douglas, Leandro Teixeira Paranhos Lopes, Leonardo Roever, Alexandre Gonçalves, Elmiro Santos Resende
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review is focused on cardiovascular risk factors in HIV-infected people. RECENT FINDINGS: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has significantly increased the life expectancy of HIV-infected people. Thus, this population has experienced non-HIV-related diseases, mainly cardiovascular diseases. Thus, in our review, we intend to understand the cardiovascular risk factors that trigger this situation. We have demonstrated that both ART and traditional cardiovascular risk factors contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease in HIV-infected people...
May 18, 2018: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777433/are-pcsk9-inhibitors-cost-effective
#17
Max J Korman, Kjetil Retterstøl, Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen, Torbjørn Wisløff
The objective of this study was to review available health economic evaluations of PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9) inhibitors. These drugs reduce low-density lipid cholesterol levels and cardiovascular risk, but their cost effectiveness has been questioned. We searched Medline and Embase for economic evaluations in any language at any time. Studies were included if they analysed any PCSK9 inhibitor compared with either statin alone or in combination with ezetimibe or any other therapy considered standard prior to the introduction of PCSK9 inhibitors...
May 18, 2018: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777395/therapeutic-approach-to-hypertension-urgencies-and-emergencies-in-the-emergency-room
#18
REVIEW
Alessandro Maloberti, Giulio Cassano, Nicolò Capsoni, Silvia Gheda, Gloria Magni, Giulia Maria Azin, Massimo Zacchino, Adriano Rossi, Carlo Campanella, Andrea Luigi Roberto Beretta, Andrea Bellone, Cristina Giannattasio
Hypertensive urgencies-emergencies are important and common events. They are defined as a severe elevation in BP, higher than 180/120 mmHg, associated or not with the evidence of new or worsening organ damage for emergencies and urgencies respectively. Anamnestic information, physical examination and instrumental evaluation determine the following management that could need oral (for urgencies) or intravenous (for emergencies) anti-hypertensives drugs. The choice of the specific drugs depend on the underlying causes of the crisis, patient's demographics, cardiovascular risk and comorbidities...
May 18, 2018: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777286/-fitness-to-drive-with-cardiovascular-diseases-current-guidelines-of-the-german-federal-highway-research-institute
#19
W Jung, B Hajredini, V Zvereva
The general rules for participation in road traffic are specified in the German Driving License Regulations (FeV). The assessment of fitness to drive motor vehicles is, in addition to Annex 4 of the FeV, governed by the guidelines of the German Federal Highway Research Institute, which implements the requirements of the European Union in Germany. By anchoring the assessment guidelines on fitness to drive in the FeV (Annex 4) and the publication in the Traffic Journal, the guidelines have a normative character...
May 17, 2018: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777264/empagliflozin-reduces-cardiovascular-events-mortality-and-renal-events-in-participants-with-type-2-diabetes-after-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-subanalysis-of-the-empa-reg-outcome%C3%A2-randomised-trial
#20
Subodh Verma, C David Mazer, David Fitchett, Silvio E Inzucchi, Egon Pfarr, Jyothis T George, Bernard Zinman
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: After coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery in individuals with type 2 diabetes, there remains a considerable residual cardiovascular risk. In the EMPA-REG OUTCOME® trial in participants with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease, empagliflozin reduced the risk of cardiovascular death by 38%, all-cause mortality by 32%, hospitalisation for heart failure by 35% and incident or worsening nephropathy by 39% vs placebo when given in addition to standard of care...
May 19, 2018: Diabetologia
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