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Hyun-Jung Moon, Hak-Bong Kim, Su-Hoon Lee, So-Eun Jeun, Chi-Dug Kang, Sun-Hee Kim
NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) have potential use as anticancer agents, either alone or in combination with other cancer therapies. We found that NSAIDs including celecoxib (CCB) and ibuprofen (IBU) significantly potentiated the cytotoxicity of Hsp90 inhibitors in human multidrug-resistant (MDR) cells expressing high levels of mutant p53 (mutp53) protein and P-glycoprotein (P-gp), and reversed Hsp90 inhibitor resistance caused by activation of heat shock factor 1 (HSF1) and by up-regulation of heat shock proteins (Hsps) and P-gp...
February 16, 2018: Oncotarget
Konstantinos Natsis, Maria Piagkou, Nikolaos Lazaridis, Trifon Totlis, Nikolaos Anastasopoulos, Jannis Constantinidis
PURPOSE: The current study investigated the incidence, morphology and morphometry of the ossified ligaments expanding between petrous bone and posterior clinoid processes and in between the anterior, middle and posterior clinoid processes. Side symmetry, gender dimorphism and age influence were also studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 123 adult Greek dry skulls were observed. RESULTS: A caroticoclinoid bar (CCB) was found in 60.2%. Partial CCBs appeared more commonly (36...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Prasan Kumar Panda, Annu Raj, Shiv Shankar Singh
Treatments of patient with amlodipine (a calcium channel blocker, CCB) overdose/poisoning remain challenging and death is certain if not intervened timely. Furthermore, for a society, the availability and common use of this drug make more vulnerable, especially by children, towards an accidental/suicidal poisoning. Here we describe an adolescent school girl who took 150 mg of amlodipine and was admitted in our hospital approximately 4 hours after ingestion with suicidal intention. She developed circulatory failure and tachypnea...
March 13, 2018: Current Drug Safety
Patrycja Pruszkowska, Radosław Lenarczyk, Jakub Gumprecht, Ewa Jedrzejczyk-Patej, Michał Mazurek, Oskar Kowalski, Adam Sokal, Tomasz Podolecki, Stanisław Morawski, Witold Streb, Katarzyna Mitręga, Zbigniew Kalarus
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary vein isolation with cryobaloon catheter ablation (CCB) is an effective method oftreatment in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) but in patients with heart failure (HF) therole of CCB remains unknown. AIMS: To assess feasibility, effectiveness and safety of CCB in patients with HF and cardiac electronic devices (CIED), the impact of the procedure on symptoms and echocardiographic parameters. METHODS: Thirty consecutive HF patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (EF)≤40% and CIED, referred for CCB of AF were included...
March 12, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Liang Cao, Sha Zhang, Cheng-Ming Jia, Wei He, Lei-Tao Wu, Ying-Qi Li, Wen Wang, Zhe Li, Jing Ma
BACKGROUND: Due to the lack of strong evidence to identify the relationship between antihypertensive drugs use and the risk of prostate cancer, it was needed to do a systematic review to go into the subject. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, Web of Science and Embase to identify studies published, through May 2015. Two evaluators independently reviewed and selected articles involving the subject. We used the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS) to assess the quality of the studies...
March 7, 2018: BMC Urology
Mingcong Shao, Lili Xiu, Haijiang Zhang, Jianying Huang, Xingwen Gong
Chitosan/cellulose-based beads (CCB) for the affinity purification of histidine-tagged proteins were prepared from chitosan/cellulose dissolved in ionic liquid as solvent, and their structures were characterized by fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA). The affinity purification was used to separate hexahistidine-tagged (his-tagged) enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) from Escherichia coli (E. coli). The results showed that Zn2 + -CCB exhibited more specific adsorption capacity towards the target protein compared with Ni2 + -CCB and Cu2 + -CCB...
March 6, 2018: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
Takayuki Ishida, Akinori Oh, Shinzo Hiroi, Yukio Shimasaki, Takuya Tsuchihashi
AIM: To analyze the current use of antihypertensive drug classes in Japanese hypertensive patients stratified by age, highlighting differences between older and younger patients. METHODS: A nationwide medical database was used to evaluate antihypertensive use in patients (aged ≥20 years) who had received a prescription for one or more antihypertensive drug as an outpatient from April 2014 to March 2015. Patients (n = 59 867) were age-stratified into three groups: <65 years (28...
March 6, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
Ravi Tejraj Mehta, Anil Pareek, Indranil Purkait
We have read the study design "Comparison of effects between calcium channel blocker and diuretics in combination with angiotensin II receptor blocker on 24-h central blood pressure and vascular hemodynamic parameters in hypertensive patients: study design for a multicenter, double-blinded, active controlled, phase 4, randomized trial" by Oh GC, et al. with interest. The authors aim to compare the efficacy of amlodipine or hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) with an ARB. However, we wish to highlight that chlorthalidone (CTD) is the evidence-based and recommended anti-hypertensive diuretic, and should replace HCTZ in the trial to effectively compare efficacy against the CCB amlodipine...
2018: Clinical Hypertension
Anjali Narwal, Virender Singh, Shashi Bala
Gingival enlargement is a very common side effect associated with the administration of several drugs, mainly anticonvulsants, calcium channel blockers (CCBs), and immunosuppressants. Amlodipine (a CCB) is a safe antihypertensive drug with a longer duration of action. Gingival enlargement induced by amlodipine is less prevalent among CCBs. Since the pathogenesis is not well understood, it is still a challenge for clinicians to diagnose and manage cases effectively. This case presents an atypical unilateral palatal gingival enlargement in a 61-year-old hypertensive female taking amlodipine...
September 2017: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
Victoria Rotshild, Laurent Azoulay, Majd Zarifeh, Reem Masarwa, Bruria Hirsh-Raccah, Amichai Perlman, Mordechai Muszkat, Ilan Matok
INTRODUCTION: There are conflicting findings regarding the association between the use of calcium channel blockers (CCBs) and the risk of lung cancer. Considering the public health importance of lung cancer prevention, and emerging evidence of a significant biologic role of calcium channel regulation in the development of lung cancer, we conducted a meta-analysis to assess the risk of lung cancer in CCB users compared with non-CCB users. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a comprehensive systematic search of leading medical databases for observational studies published up to December 2017 that examined CCB use and the risk of lung cancer...
February 26, 2018: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
Kishore Kumar, Madhavi Biyyam, Bharat Bajantri, Sureshkumar Nayudu
Calcium channel blocker (CCB ) overdose, whether intentional or accidental, is a common clinical scenario and can be very lethal. Conventional treatments for CCB overdose include intravenous (IV) fluids, calcium salts, dopamine, dobutamine, norepinephrine, phosphodiesterase inhibitors, and glucagon. However, the conventional therapies are unsuccessful in reversing the cardiovascular toxicity of CCB, so they commonly fail to improve the hemodynamic condition of the patient. Blockade of the L-type calcium channels that mediate the antihypertensive effect of CCBs also decreases the release of insulin from pancreatic β-islet cells and reduces glucose uptake by tissues (insulin resistance)...
February 2018: Cardiology Research
Guido Grassi, Nicolàs R Robles, Gino Seravalle, Francesco Fici
Calcium channel blockers (CCBs), particularly dihydropyridine-CCBs, (DHP-CCBs), have an established role in antihypertensive therapy, either as monotherapy or in combination with other antihypertensive drugs. Two hundred and fifty-one papers published in PubMed in English between January 1, 1990, and October 31, 2016, were identified using the keyword "lercanidipine." Lercanidipine is a lipophilic third-generation DHP-CCB, characterized by high vascular selectivity and persistence in the smooth muscle cell membranes...
October 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
Sara Gandini, Domenico Palli, Giuseppe Spadola, Benedetta Bendinelli, Emilia Cocorocchio, Ignazio Stanganelli, Lucia Miligi, Giovanna Masala, Saverio Caini
INTRODUCTION: Several anti-hypertensive drugs have photosensitizing properties, however it remains unclear whether long-term users of these drugs are also at increased risk of skin malignancies. We conducted a literature review and meta-analysis on the association between use of anti-hypertensive drugs and the risk of cutaneous melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Google Scholar and the Cochrane Library, and included observational and experimental epidemiological studies published until February 28th, 2017...
February 2018: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
Jon B Cole, Ann M Arens, JoAn R Laes, Lauren R Klein, Stacey A Bangh, Travis D Olives
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: High dose insulin (HDI) is a standard therapy for beta-blocker (BB) and calcium channel-blocker (CCB) poisoning, however human case experience is rare. Our poison center routinely recommends HDI for shock from BBs or CCBs started at 1U/kg/h and titrated to 10U/kg/h. The study objective was to describe clinical characteristics and adverse events associated with HDI. METHODS: This was a structured chart review of patients receiving HDI for BB or CCB poisoning with HDI defined as insulin infusion of ≥0...
February 6, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Salman Hussain, Ambrish Singh, Syed Obaidur Rahman, Anwar Habib, Abul Kalam Najmi
Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are an established class of drug for the management of hypertension. Observational studies have found that CCB use is associated with a reduction in the risk of developing dementia; however, studies have variably linked the CCBs use with the risk of dementia. This meta-analysis aims to assess whether, in elderly hypertensive patients, the use of CCBs alters the risk of developing dementia. We searched PubMed, Embase and Cochrane from August 2013 to 21st August 2017. Studies were screened on the basis of title and abstract...
February 13, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
Satoko Nozato, Koichi Yamamoto, Yoichi Nozato, Masao Takeda, Kazuhiro Hongyo, Miyuki Takeya, Hiroshi Akasaka, Yoichi Takami, Yasushi Takeya, Ken Sugimoto, Norihisa Ito, Hiromi Rakugi
Recent studies suggest that L-type calcium channel blockers (CCBs) contribute to reducing blood pressure (BP) variability. We investigated whether inhibition of the N-type calcium channel has an additional effect on BP variability by comparing the effect of L-type and L/N-type CCBs on home BP variability in elderly hypertensive patients. Twenty-six hypertensive patients (≥65 years) were subjected to repeated changes with the administration of amlodipine (L-type CCB) and cilnidipine (L/N-type CCB) every 2 months...
February 15, 2018: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
Yoshiyuki Ikeda, Takeshi Sasaki, So Kuwahata, Masakazu Imamura, Kanyo Tanoue, Shinichirou Komaki, Mamoru Hashiguchi, Atsushi Kuroda, Yuichi Akasaki, Chikuma Hamada, Mitsuru Ohishi
BACKGROUND: Patient-physician concordance is an important concern in the treatment of elderly patients with hypertension (HT). Treatment that considers concordance is necessary for mutual understanding and therapeutic satisfaction between patients and physicians. However, there have been no studies addressing concordance that objectively analyzed both patient and physician satisfaction before and after treatment.Methods and Results:An exploratory open-label, multicenter, intervention study was conducted...
February 15, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
Han Qi, Zheng Liu, Han Cao, Wei-Ping Sun, Wen-Juan Peng, Bin Liu, Sheng-Jie Dong, Yu-Tao Xiang, Ling Zhang
Background: Salt-sensitive hypertension (SSH) is an intermediate inherited phenotype of essential hypertension as well as being an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, effective medications for the treatment of SSH have not been clarified. This study was to compare the efficacious of different classes of antihypertensive agents combined with salt intake on the reduction of blood pressure in patients with salt-sensitive hypertension (SSH). Methods: We used sources as PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, CENTRAL, ClinicalTrials...
February 9, 2018: American Journal of Hypertension
Izabella Kuźmiuk-Glembin, Dorota Adrych, Leszek Tylicki, Zbigniew Heleniak, Hanna Garnier, Jakub Wiśniewski, Przemysław Rutkowski, Bolesław Rutkowski, Alicja Dębska-Ślizień
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This retrospective study analysed hypertension management and adherence to blood pressure (BP) targets among renal transplant recipients (RTRs) under specialized care in the Outpatient Transplantation Unit in the Department of Nephrology, Transplantology and Internal Medicine at Gdansk University Hospital. METHODS: Medical records of 101, 316, 639 and 818 RTRs diagnosed with hypertension, who received outpatient care in 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2014, respectively were analysed in four independent cross-sectional surveys...
January 24, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Hiroshi Komoda, Aya Shiraki, Jun-Ichi Oyama, Toshiyuki Nishikido, Koichi Node
AIM: Recently, calcium channel blockers (CCBs) have been reported to reduce atherosclerosis with anti-inflammatory or antiatherosclerotic effects in vivo. It is well established that monocytes and macrophages play important roles in promoting atherosclerosis. However, the effects of CCBs on macrophage activation remain unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of azelnidipine, a dihydropyridine L-type CCB, on the activation of macrophages and to clarify the mechanisms of the effects of CCBs on atherosclerosis...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
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