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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299716/fixed-dose-triple-combination-of-antihypertensive-drugs-improves-blood-pressure-control-from-clinical-trials-to-clinical-practice
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Alberto Mazza, Salvatore Lenti, Laura Schiavon, Antonella Paola Sacco, Fabio Dell'Avvocata, Gianluca Rigatelli, Emilio Ramazzina
INTRODUCTION: Blood pressure (BP) control is the main clinical goal in the management of hypertensive patients; however, BP in most of these patients remains uncontrolled, despite the widespread availability of antihypertensive drugs as free-combination therapy. This study compared the efficacy of a fixed-dose triple combination (FDTC) of antihypertensive drugs with that of a free combination of three antihypertensives in patients with uncontrolled hypertension. METHODS: Ninety-two patients (mean age 60...
March 15, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291234/collocated-observations-of-cloud-condensation-nuclei-particle-size-distributions-and-chemical-composition
#2
Julia Schmale, Silvia Henning, Bas Henzing, Helmi Keskinen, Karine Sellegri, Jurgita Ovadnevaite, Aikaterini Bougiatioti, Nikos Kalivitis, Iasonas Stavroulas, Anne Jefferson, Minsu Park, Patrick Schlag, Adam Kristensson, Yoko Iwamoto, Kirsty Pringle, Carly Reddington, Pasi Aalto, Mikko Äijälä, Urs Baltensperger, Jakub Bialek, Wolfram Birmili, Nicolas Bukowiecki, Mikael Ehn, Ann Mari Fjæraa, Markus Fiebig, Göran Frank, Roman Fröhlich, Arnoud Frumau, Masaki Furuya, Emanuel Hammer, Liine Heikkinen, Erik Herrmann, Rupert Holzinger, Hiroyuki Hyono, Maria Kanakidou, Astrid Kiendler-Scharr, Kento Kinouchi, Gerard Kos, Markku Kulmala, Nikolaos Mihalopoulos, Ghislain Motos, Athanasios Nenes, Colin O'Dowd, Mikhail Paramonov, Tuukka Petäjä, David Picard, Laurent Poulain, André Stephan Henry Prévôt, Jay Slowik, Andre Sonntag, Erik Swietlicki, Birgitta Svenningsson, Hiroshi Tsurumaru, Alfred Wiedensohler, Cerina Wittbom, John A Ogren, Atsushi Matsuki, Seong Soo Yum, Cathrine Lund Myhre, Ken Carslaw, Frank Stratmann, Martin Gysel
Cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) number concentrations alongside with submicrometer particle number size distributions and particle chemical composition have been measured at atmospheric observatories of the Aerosols, Clouds, and Trace gases Research InfraStructure (ACTRIS) as well as other international sites over multiple years. Here, harmonized data records from 11 observatories are summarized, spanning 98,677 instrument hours for CCN data, 157,880 for particle number size distributions, and 70,817 for chemical composition data...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290800/-comparative-efficacy-of-the-influence-of-fixed-combinations-of-antihypertensive-drugs-that-block-the-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-with-thiazide-diuretics-on-the-parameters-of-ambulatory-blood-pressure-monitoring
#3
O D Ostroumova, I A Garelik
AIM: to compare effects of fixed-dose combinations of antihypertensive drugs that block renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) with hydrochlorothiazide (HCT) on parameters of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients (n=50; 25 women, 25 men aged 40-75 years) with stage II essential hypertension who received no antihypertensive therapy for 12 weeks were randomized to receive once daily fixed-dose combinations of either valsartan/HCT (Val/HCT - group I) or quinapril/HCT (Quin/HCT - groupII) in starting doses of 80/12...
December 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289965/novel-insights-into-the-pathophysiology-and-clinical-aspects-of-diabetic-nephropathy
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REVIEW
Zubair Ilyas, Joumana T Chaiban, Armand Krikorian
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a well-described complication of diabetes mellitus and the leading cause of end stage renal disease (ESRD). Although increased albuminuria has been the gold standard for screening, data suggests that renal damage starts long before the onset of clinically apparent increases in macro and even micro-albuminuria. Clinical practice guidelines for the prevention of DN have been traditionally focused on the control of serum glucose, blood pressure and dyslipidemia, with some focus on the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) as a main target for successful therapy...
March 13, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289072/downregulation-of-mir-15a-b-accelerates-fibrotic-remodelling-in-the-type-2-diabetic-human-and-mouse-heart
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Shruti Rawal, Pujika Emani Munasinghe, Prashanth Thevakar, Jason Kar Sheng Lew, Gregory T Jones, Michael Ja Willams, Philip Davis, Richard W Bunton, Ivor F Galvin, Patrick Manning, Regis R Lamberts, Rajesh G Katare
AIM: Myocardial fibrosis is a well established cause of increased myocardial stiffness and subsequent diastolic dysfunction in the diabetic heart. The molecular regulators that drive the process of fibrotic events in the diabetic heart are still unknown. We determined the role of the microRNA (miR)-15 family in fibrotic remodelling of the diabetic heart. METHODS AND RESULTS: Right atrial appendage (RAA) and left ventricular (LV) biopsy tissues collected from diabetic and non-diabetic patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery showed significant downregulation of miR-15a and -15b...
March 13, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281174/potential-expanded-indications-for-neprilysin-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Elizabeth Riddell, Justin M Vader
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this article is to review potential expanded indications for neprilysin inhibitors. This article reviews the rationale and design for ongoing and future trials of sacubitril/valsartan in cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Randomized trial data are lacking for use of sacubitril/valsartan in acute heart failure and advanced heart failure. Mechanistic data from animal studies suggest a role for neprilysin inhibition in the treatment of post-myocardial infarction systolic dysfunction and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction...
April 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280627/minimally-invasive-ivor-lewis-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-with-right-aortic-arch
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Jeremy Linson, Michael Latzko, Bestoun Ahmed, Ziad Awad
Right aortic arch (RAA) is a rare congenital vascular abnormality in which the aorta descends in the right thorax and encircles the esophagus. Historically, esophagectomy for patients for RAA is done through a left thoracotomy as exposure and mobilization of the esophagus is difficult through a right thoracotomy. A 73-year-old male was found to have an esophageal adenocarcinoma. Endoscopic ultrasound showed a T3N0 lesion in the lower third of the esophagus. PET CT demonstrated a circumferential lesion without evidence of distant disease or involved lymph nodes and a RAA which was not associated with congenital heart disease or symptoms...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276932/alcohol-sex-and-screens-modeling-media-influence-on-adolescent-alcohol-and-sex-co-occurrence
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Amy Bleakley, Morgan E Ellithorpe, Michael Hennessy, Atika Khurana, Patrick Jamieson, Ilana Weitz
Alcohol use and sexual behavior are important risk behaviors in adolescent development, and combining the two is common. The reasoned action approach (RAA) is used to predict adolescents' intention to combine alcohol use and sexual behavior based on exposure to alcohol and sex combinations in popular entertainment media. We conducted a content analysis of mainstream (n = 29) and Black-oriented movies (n = 34) from 2014 and 2013-2014, respectively, and 56 television shows (2014-2015 season). Content analysis ratings featuring character portrayals of both alcohol and sex within the same five-minute segment were used to create exposure measures that were linked to online survey data collected from 1,990 adolescents ages 14 to 17 years old (50...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268240/-causes-of-accidents-and-risk-factors-among-adults-during-recreational-sledging-tobogganing-a-retrospective-study
#9
Gerhard Ruedl, Elena Pocecco, Christoph Raas, Peter U Brucker, Klaus Greier, Martin Burtscher
Background Recreational sledging (tobogganing) is a very popular winter sport in Alpine regions. Ascending and sledging down on the same track, however, might be associated with a certain risk of injury. Therefore, the aim of this study was to gather data on the causes of accidents and potential risk factors during recreational sledging. Methods Adults indulging in recreational sledging were interviewed between March 2013 and March 2015 at six public sledging tracks in the environs of the city of Innsbruck (Tyrol, Austria) on demographics, skill level, sledging frequency, risk-taking behavior, use of protective gear, type of sledge used, previous sledging-related injuries, injured body parts and causes of accidents...
March 7, 2017: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264439/protein-nutrition-and-malnutrition-in-ckd-and-esrd
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REVIEW
Yan Zha, Qi Qian
Elevated protein catabolism and protein malnutrition are common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The underlying etiology includes, but is not limited to, metabolic acidosis intestinal dysbiosis; systemic inflammation with activation of complements, endothelin-1 and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone (RAAS) axis; anabolic hormone resistance; energy expenditure elevation; and uremic toxin accumulation. All of these derangements can further worsen kidney function, leading to poor patient outcomes...
February 27, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263186/loss-of-ddrgk1-modulates-sox9-ubiquitination-in-spondyloepimetaphyseal-dysplasia
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Adetutu T Egunsola, Yangjin Bae, Ming-Ming Jiang, David S Liu, Yuqing Chen-Evenson, Terry Bertin, Shan Chen, James T Lu, Lisette Nevarez, Nurit Magal, Annick Raas-Rothschild, Eric C Swindell, Daniel H Cohn, Richard A Gibbs, Philippe M Campeau, Mordechai Shohat, Brendan H Lee
Shohat-type spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia (SEMD) is a skeletal dysplasia that affects cartilage development. Similar skeletal disorders, such as spondyloepiphyseal dysplasias, are linked to mutations in type II collagen (COL2A1), but the causative gene in SEMD is not known. Here, we have performed whole-exome sequencing to identify a recurrent homozygous c.408+1G>A donor splice site loss-of-function mutation in DDRGK domain containing 1 (DDRGK1) in 4 families affected by SEMD. In zebrafish, ddrgk1 deficiency disrupted craniofacial cartilage development and led to decreased levels of the chondrogenic master transcription factor sox9 and its downstream target, col2a1...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259714/protective-effect-of-losartan-and-ramipril-against-stress-induced-insulin-resistance-and-related-complications-anti-inflammatory-mechanisms
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Barinder Singh, Ashish Mourya, Sangeeta Pilkhwal Sah, Anil Kumar
Chronic restraint stress (CRS) is known to cause various behavioural and biochemical alterations, leading to several negative health outcomes. The present study was designed to explore the impact of inhibiting Renin angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) and inflammatory pathways in stress pathophysiology. In the present study, male LACA mice were subjected to restraint stress daily for 30 days. Losartan, nimesulide, ramipril, minocycline and their combinations were administered 45min prior to restraint stress daily and their effects were observed...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258215/peroxisomal-atp-binding-cassette-transporters-form-mainly-tetramers
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Flore Geillon, Catherine Gondcaille, Quentin Raas, Alexandre M M Dias, Delphine Pecqueur, Caroline Truntzer, Géraldine Lucchi, Patrick Ducoroy, Pierre Falson, Stéphane Savary, Doriane Trompier
ABCD1 and its homolog ABCD2 are peroxisomal ATP-Binding cassette (ABC) half-transporters of fatty acyl-CoAs with both distinct and overlapping substrate specificities. While it is established that ABC half-transporters have at least to dimerize to generate a functional unit, functional equivalents of tetramers (i.e. dimers of full-length transporters) have also been reported. However, oligomerization of peroxisomal ABCD transporters is incompletely understood, but is of potential significance because more complex oligomerization might lead to differences in substrate specificity...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255220/treatment-of-complex-combined-renal-artery-aneurysm-and-renal-arteriovenous-fistula-with-nephrectomy
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R W Franz, C F Tanga
Renal artery aneurysms (RAAs) and renal arteriovenous fistulas (RAVFs) are rare lesions occurring in less than 1% of the population. Understanding treatment options is important in the care of these patients. Depending on the type of disease process, endovascular techniques, vascular bypass, renal autotransplantation, or nephrectomy may be indicated. The case reported describes a combined RRA and RAVF treated with nephrectomy.
March 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253402/the-relationship-between-the-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-and-nmda-receptor-mediated-signal-and-the-prevention-of-retinal-ganglion-cell-death
#15
Mamoru Kobayashi, Kazuyuki Hirooka, Aoi Ono, Yuki Nakano, Akira Nishiyama, Akitaka Tsujikawa
Purpose: Excitotoxicity, which is due to glutamate-induced toxic effects on the retinal ganglion cell (RGC), is one of several mechanisms of RGC loss. The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) has also been implicated in RGC death. Therefore, it is important to determine the exact relationship between the RAAS and N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor-mediated signal in order to prevent RGC death. Methods: N-methyl-d-aspartate or aldosterone was injected into the vitreous body...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238630/primate-response-to-angiotensin-infusion-and-high-sodium-intake-differ-by-sodium-lithium-countertransport-phenotype
#16
Kimberly D Spradling-Reeves, Robert E Shade, Joseph R Haywood, Laura A Cox
An increased level of sodium-lithium countertransport (SLC) activity has been associated with salt-sensitive hypertension. Previous findings have suggested that dysregulation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) may be involved in the mechanism linking elevated SLC activity and hypertension. Therefore, baboons with different levels of SLC activity were given two diets differing in sodium content, with and without an angiotensin II (ANG II) infusion, to investigate the relationship between SLC activity, the RAAS, and physiological regulation by sodium...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223469/maternal-gestational-hypertension-induced-sensitization-of-angiotensin-ii-hypertension-is-reversed-by-renal-denervation-or-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibition-in-rat-offspring
#17
Baojian Xue, Haifeng Yin, Fang Guo, Terry G Beltz, Robert L Thunhorst, Alan Kim Johnson
Numerous findings demonstrate that there is a strong association between maternal health during pregnancy and cardiovascular disease in adult offspring. The purpose of the present study was to test whether maternal gestational hypertension modulates brain renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) and proinflammatory cytokines that sensitizes angiotensin II-elicited hypertensive response in adult offspring. In addition, the role of renal nerves and the RAAS in the sensitization process was investigated. Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction analyses of structures of the lamina terminalis and paraventricular nucleus indicated upregulation of mRNA expression of several RAAS components and proinflammatory cytokines in 10-week-old male offspring of hypertensive dams...
April 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222985/concurrent-renal-artery-stent-during-endovascular-infrarenal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-confers-higher-risk-for-30-day-acute-renal-failure
#18
Besma Nejim, Isibor Arhuidese, Muhammmad Rizwan, Lana Khalil, Satinderjit Locham, Devin Zarkowsky, Philip Goodney, Mahmoud B Malas
OBJECTIVE: Concurrent renal artery angioplasty and stenting (RAAS) during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) has been practiced in an attempt to maintain renal perfusion. The aim of this study was to identify the current practice of RAAS during EVAR and its effect on perioperative renal outcome. METHODS: Patients with infrarenal AAA were identified from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP, 2011-2014) database...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216290/two-years-of-experience-with-robot-assisted-anti-reflux-surgery-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#19
Jonas Sanberg Jensen, Henning Kold Antonsen, Jesper Durup
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Robot-assisted anti-reflux surgery (RAAS) is an alternative to conventional laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery (CLAS). The purpose of this study was to evaluate initial Danish experiences with robot-assisted anti-reflux surgery compared to conventional laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery incorporating follow-up and evaluation of possible learning curve. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients undergoing primary RAAS or CLAS at The Department of Surgery A, Odense University Hospital and The Department of General Surgery, Kolding Hospital from April 2013 to April 2015 was included...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209765/renin-angiotensin-system-inhibition-worsening-renal-function-and-outcome-in-heart-failure-patients-with-reduced-and-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-meta-analysis-of-published-study-data
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Iris E Beldhuis, Koen W Streng, Jozine M Ter Maaten, Adriaan A Voors, Peter van der Meer, Patrick Rossignol, John J V McMurray, Kevin Damman
BACKGROUND: Renin-angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors significantly improve outcome in heart failure (HF) patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFREF), irrespective of the occurrence of worsening renal function (WRF). However, in HF patients with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF), RAAS inhibitors have not been shown to improve outcome but are still frequently prescribed. METHODS AND RESULTS: Random effect meta-analysis was performed to investigate the relationship between RAAS inhibitor therapy, WRF in both HF phenotypes, and mortality...
February 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
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