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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107561/beta-blockers-for-hypertension
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REVIEW
Charles S Wiysonge, Hazel A Bradley, Jimmy Volmink, Bongani M Mayosi, Lionel H Opie
BACKGROUND: Beta-blockers refer to a mixed group of drugs with diverse pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties. They have shown long-term beneficial effects on mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD) when used in people with heart failure or acute myocardial infarction. Beta-blockers were thought to have similar beneficial effects when used as first-line therapy for hypertension. However, the benefit of beta-blockers as first-line therapy for hypertension without compelling indications is controversial...
January 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064508/assessing-the-effect-of-pharmacist-care-on-diabetes-related-outcomes-in-a-rural-outpatient-clinic
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Cynthia Moreau, Karen R Sando, Daniel H Zambrano
BACKGROUND: The care of diabetic patients in rural areas is complicated by factors such as poor health literacy, cultural barriers, and primary care provider (PCP) shortages. Integrating pharmacist care in diabetes management in these settings may increase access to care and improve patient outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate differences in diabetes-related outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) managed by a pharmacist diabetes clinic compared with patients only managed by PCPs in a rural family medicine clinic...
December 1, 2016: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036029/fenofibrate-therapy-restores-antioxidant-protection-and-improves-myocardial-insulin-resistance-in-a-rat-model-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-myocardial-ischemia-the-role-of-angiotensin-ii
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Luz Ibarra-Lara, María Sánchez-Aguilar, Alicia Sánchez-Mendoza, Leonardo Del Valle-Mondragón, Elizabeth Soria-Castro, Elizabeth Carreón-Torres, Eulises Díaz-Díaz, Héctor Vázquez-Meza, Verónica Guarner-Lans, María Esther Rubio-Ruiz
Renin-angiotensin system (RAS) activation promotes oxidative stress which increases the risk of cardiac dysfunction in metabolic syndrome (MetS) and favors local insulin resistance. Fibrates regulate RAS improving MetS, type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. We studied the effect of fenofibrate treatment on the myocardic signaling pathway of Angiotensin II (Ang II)/Angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1) and its relationship with oxidative stress and myocardial insulin resistance in MetS rats under heart ischemia...
December 28, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025032/the-metabolic-syndrome-and-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Xin Zhang, Lilach O Lerman
The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors including insulin resistance (IR), dyslipidemia, and hypertension, which may also foster development of chronic kidney disease. The mechanisms of MetS-induced kidney disease are not fully understood. The purpose of this review is to summarize recent discoveries regarding the impact of MetS on the kidney, particularly on the renal microvasculature and cellular mitochondria. Fundamental manifestations of MetS include IR and adipose tissue expansion, the latter promoting chronic inflammation and oxidative stress that exacerbate IR...
December 9, 2016: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995498/ace-inhibitors-and-the-risk-of-fractures-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Yan-Zhen Cheng, Zhen-Zi Huang, Ze-Feng Shen, Hai-Yang Wu, Jia-Xin Peng, Mary Miu Yee Waye, Shi-Tao Rao, Li Yang
A meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the effect of treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on the risk of fractures. All the included articleswere retrieved from MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Database. Trial eligibility and methodological quality were assessed before data extraction. Relative risk (RR) with corresponding 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) were used to assess the effect. Six case-control studies with11,387,668 participants met the inclusion criteria and were included in the meta-analysis...
December 19, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940711/diagnosis-and-medication-treatment-of-pediatric-hypertension-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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David C Kaelber, Weiwei Liu, Michelle Ross, A Russell Localio, Janeen B Leon, Wilson D Pace, Richard C Wasserman, Alexander G Fiks
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pediatric hypertension predisposes children to adult hypertension and early markers of cardiovascular disease. No large-scale studies have examined diagnosis and initial medication management of pediatric hypertension and prehypertension. The objective of this study was to evaluate diagnosis and initial medication management of pediatric hypertension and prehypertension in primary care. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study aggregating electronic health record data on >1...
December 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928207/the-agt-gene-m235t-polymorphism-and-response-of-power-related-variables-to-aerobic-training
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Zarębska Aleksandra, Jastrzębski Zbigniew, Moska Waldemar, Leońska-Duniec Agata, Kaczmarczyk Mariusz, Sawczuk Marek, Maciejewska-Skrendo Agnieszka, Żmijewski Piotr, Ficek Krzysztof, Trybek Grzegorz, Lulińska-Kuklik Ewelina, Ekaterina A Semenova, Ildus I Ahmetov, Cięszczyk Paweł
The C allele of the M235T (rs699) polymorphism of the AGT gene correlates with higher levels of angiotensin II and has been associated with power and strength sport performance. The aim of the study was to investigate whether or not selected power-related variables and their response to a 12-week program of aerobic dance training are modulated by the AGT M235T genotype in healthy participants. Two hundred and one Polish Caucasian women aged 21 ± 1 years met the inclusion criteria and were included in the study...
December 2016: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871223/patients-with-hfpef-and-hfref-have-different-clinical-characteristics-but-similar-prognosis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Tamrat Befekadu Abebe, Eyob Alemayehu Gebreyohannes, Yonas Getaye Tefera, Tadesse Melaku Abegaz
BACKGROUND: Globally, heart failure (HF) has been recognized as one of the major cardiovascular disorder with high morbidity, mortality and considerable social impact. In Sub Saharan African countries, HF has turned out as a leading form of cardiovascular diseases, and has considerable socioeconomic impact. However, there are differences in clinical characteristics and survival status among patients with preserved (HFpEF) and reduced (HFrEF) ejection fraction. The aim of this study is to outline the clinical characteristics and medication profile, assess the survival status and prognostic factors of Ethiopian HF patients with HFrEF and HFpEF...
November 21, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856806/comparative-effectiveness-of-fourth-line-anti-hypertensive-agents-in-resistant-hypertension-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Sarah-Jo Sinnott, Laurie A Tomlinson, Adrian A Root, Rohini Mathur, Kathryn E Mansfield, Liam Smeeth, Ian J Douglas
AIM: We assessed the effectiveness of fourth-line mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists in comparison with other fourth-line anti-hypertensive agents in resistant hypertension. METHODS AND RESULTS: We systematically searched Medline, EMBASE and the Cochrane library from database inception until January 2016. We included randomised and non-randomised studies that compared mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists with other fourth-line anti-hypertensive agents in patients with resistant hypertension...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834982/telmisartan-decreases-microalbuminuria-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-following-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Cevdet Furat, Riza Dogan, Gokhan Ilhan, Ekrem Bayar, Berkan Ozpak, Hakan Kara, Şahin Bozok
OBJECTIVE: This prospective study aimed to investigate the effects of the selective angiotensin receptor antagonist, telmisartan, on microalbuminuria after coronary artery bypass surgery in patients with diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Patients were divided into two groups with block randomisation, using the sealed envelope technique: group T (telmisartan group) consisted of patients who received the angiotensin receptor blocking agent telmisartan 80 mg daily for at least six months in the pre-operative period; group N-T (non-telmisartan group) consisted of patients who received no telmisartan treatment...
November 10, 2016: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822090/the-danish-heart-failure-registry
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Inge Schjødt, Anne Nakano, Kenneth Egstrup, Charlotte Cerqueira
AIM OF DATABASE: The aim of the Danish Heart Failure Registry (DHFR) is to monitor and improve the care of patients with incident heart failure (HF) in Denmark. STUDY POPULATION: The DHFR includes inpatients and outpatients (≥18 years) with incident HF. Reporting to the DHFR is mandatory for the Danish hospital departments treating patients with incident HF. Final decision to register a patient in the DHFR is made by a cardiologist to ensure the validity of the diagnosis...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660232/rice-bran-protein-hydrolysates-reduce-arterial-stiffening-vascular-remodeling-and-oxidative-stress-in-rats-fed-a-high-carbohydrate-and-high-fat-diet
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Ketmanee Senaphan, Weerapon Sangartit, Poungrat Pakdeechote, Veerapol Kukongviriyapan, Patchareewan Pannangpetch, Supawan Thawornchinsombut, Stephen E Greenwald, Upa Kukongviriyapan
PURPOSE: Rice bran protein hydrolysates (RBPH) contain highly nutritional proteins and antioxidant compounds which show benefits against metabolic syndrome (MetS). Increased arterial stiffness and the components of MetS have been shown to be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This study aimed to investigate whether RBPH could alleviate the metabolic disorders, arterial stiffening, vascular remodeling, and oxidative stress in rats fed a high-carbohydrate and high-fat (HCHF) diet...
September 22, 2016: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27581813/development-of-an-animal-borne-blood-sample-collection-device-and-its-deployment-for-the-determination-of-cardiovascular-and-stress-hormones-in-submerged-phocid-seals
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Yoshio Takei, Ippei Suzuki, Marty Kwok-Shing Wong, Ryan Milne, Simon Moss, Katsufumi Sato, Ailsa Hall
An animal-borne blood sampler with data logging functions was developed for phocid seals which collected two blood samples for the comparison of endocrinological/biochemical parameters under two different conditions. The sampler can be triggered by preset hydrostatic pressure, acceleration (descending or ascending), temperature and time, and also manually by light. The sampling was reliable with >78% successful attempts to collect blood samples. Contamination of fluids in the tubing to the next blood sample was <1%, following the prior clearance of the tubing to a waste syringe...
August 31, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27551045/metformin-improves-metabolic-memory-in-high-fat-diet-hfd-induced-renal-dysfunction
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Kulbhushan Tikoo, Ekta Sharma, Venkateswara Rao Amara, Himani Pamulapati, Vaibhav Shrirang Dhawale
Recently, we have shown that high fat diet (HFD) in vivo and in vitro generates metabolic memory by altering H3K36me2 and H3K27me3 on the promoter of FOXO1 (transcription factor of gluconeogenic genes) (Kumar et al., 2015). Here we checked the hypothesis, whether concomitant diet reversal and metformin could overcome HFD-induced metabolic memory and renal damage. Male adult Sprague Dawley rats were rendered insulin resistant by feeding high fat diet for 16 weeks. Then the rats were subjected to diet reversal (REV) alone and along with metformin (REV+MET) for 8 weeks...
August 22, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27502043/two-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitory-peptides-from-almond-protein-and-the-protective-action-on-vascular-endothelial-function
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Rui-Lin Liu, Xian-Li Ge, Xiang-Yu Gao, Han-Ying Zhan, Ting Shi, Na Su, Zhi-Qi Zhang
This study aimed to discover and prepare novel angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory peptides from almond protein and further evaluate the effect on endothelial function of human umbilical vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs). Almond protein was hydrolyzed using a two-stage alcalase-protamex hydrolysis process, and the hydrolysates were subjected to a series of separations, ultrafiltration, gel filtration chromatography, and reversed-phased preparative chromatography, to obtain the active peptides. Seven ACE inhibitory fractions with the molecular weight below 1...
September 14, 2016: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27488944/an-evaluation-of-the-effect-of-an-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitor-on-the-growth-rate-of-small-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial-aardvark
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Gaia Kiru, Colin Bicknell, Emanuela Falaschetti, Janet Powell, Neil Poulter
BACKGROUND: Although data are inconsistent, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-Is) have been associated with a reduced incidence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture in analysis of administrative databases. OBJECTIVES: (1) To investigate whether or not the ACE-I perindopril (Coversyl arginine, Servier) reduces small AAA growth rate and (2) to evaluate blood pressure (BP)-independent effects of perindopril on small AAA growth and to compare the repeatability of measurement of internal and external aneurysm diameters...
July 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27420549/association-of-premenstrual-syndrome-with-blood-pressure-in-young-adult-women
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Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson, Serena C Houghton, Brian W Whitcomb, Lynnette L Sievert, Sofija E Zagarins, Alayne G Ronnenberg
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of hypertension in premenopausal women is increasing. There is substantial need for novel strategies to identify women who would benefit from increased screening and early interventions. Several mechanisms likely contributing to premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are also involved in hypertension, including renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system dysfunction and micronutrient deficiencies. However, it is unknown whether young women with PMS have elevated blood pressure...
November 2016: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27393848/medication-adherence-and-persistence-according-to-different-antihypertensive-drug-classes-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-255-500-patients
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Martin Schulz, Katrin Krueger, Katrin Schuessel, Kristina Friedland, Ulrich Laufs, Walter E Mueller, Miriam Ude
BACKGROUND: Suboptimal adherence to antihypertensives leads to adverse clinical outcomes. This study aims to determine and compare medication adherence and persistence to different first-line antihypertensive drug classes in a large cohort. METHODS: A cohort study was performed using claims data for prescriptions in the German statutory health insurance scheme that insures approximately 90% of the population. A total of 255,500 patients with a first prescription of an antihypertensive were included and followed for 24months...
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27372394/readmissions-for-heart-failure-in-children
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Brady S Moffett, Timothy J Humlicek, Joseph W Rossano, Jack F Price, Antonio G Cabrera
OBJECTIVE: To assess the frequency of inpatient 30-day readmission for heart failure in children with cardiomyopathy discharged after an admission for heart failure and the impact of discharge pharmacotherapy on readmissions. STUDY DESIGN: The Pediatric Health Information System Database was queried for patients ≤18 years of age with an International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision code for heart failure (428.xx) or cardiomyopathy (425.xx) discharged from 2004 to 2013...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27310975/association-between-circulating-levels-of-ace2-ang-1-7-mas-axis-and-ace2-gene-polymorphisms-in-hypertensive-patients
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Dan Liu, Yongyue Chen, Ping Zhang, Jiuchang Zhong, Lijun Jin, Caojin Zhang, Shuguang Lin, Shulin Wu, Huimin Yu
The angiotensin-converting enzyme 2-angiotensin-(1-7)-MAS axis (ACE2-Ang-[1-7]-MAS axis) plays an important role in the control of blood pressure. Some previous studies indicated that the genetic variants of ACE2 may have a potential to influence this axis. Therefore, the present study aimed at examining the association of ACE2 polymorphisms with circulating ACE2 and Ang-(1-7) levels in patients with essential hypertension.Hypertensive patients who met the inclusion criteria were enrolled in the present study...
June 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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