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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667180/pde5-inhibitors-pharmacology-and-clinical-applications-20-years-after-sildenafil-discovery
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REVIEW
K-E Andersson
The discovery of the nitric oxide/cyclic cGMP pathway was the basis for our understanding of many normal physiological functions and the pathophysiology of several diseases. Since the discovery and introduction of sildenafil, inhibitors of phosphodiesterase isoenzymes type 5 (PDE5) have been first-line therapy for erectile dysfunction (ED). The success of sildenafil in the treatment of ED stimulated research in the field of PDE5 inhibition and led to many new applications, such as treatment of lower urinary symptoms (LUTS), and pulmonary arterial hypertension, which are now approved indications...
April 17, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667066/population-exposure-response-analysis-of-cabozantinib-efficacy-and-safety-endpoints-in-patients-with-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Steven Lacy, Jace Nielsen, Bei Yang, Dale Miles, Linh Nguyen, Matt Hutmacher
BACKGROUND: In the phase III METEOR trial, tyrosine kinase inhibitor cabozantinib significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS), objective response rate (ORR), and overall survival compared to everolimus in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who had received prior VEGFR inhibitor therapy. In METEOR, RCC patients started at a daily 60-mg cabozantinib tablet (Cabometyx™) dose but could reduce to 40- or 20-mg to achieve a tolerated exposure. OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: Exposure-response (ER) models were developed to characterize the relationship between cabozantinib at clinically relevant exposures in RCC patients enrolled in METEOR and efficacy (PFS and tumor response) and safety endpoints...
April 17, 2018: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667019/what-is-new-in-heart-failure-management-in-2017-update-on-acc-aha-heart-failure-guidelines
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REVIEW
Biykem Bozkurt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this paper is to provide a summary of the new recommendations in the most recent 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Failure Society of America. The intent is to provide the background and the supporting evidence for the recommendations and to provide practical guidance for management strategies in treatment of heart failure patients...
April 17, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666358/revisiting-atrioventricular-nodal-ablation-and-cardiac-pacing-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-patient-with-dextrocardia
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Munish Sharma, Ritesh Neupane, Koroush Khalighi
BACKGROUND Poorly controlled ventricular rate associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) leads to tachycardia-induced left ventricular dysfunction. Atrioventricular (AV) nodal ablation and cardiac pacing is the standard of care in refractory congestive heart failure (CHF) due to AF with moderate to rapid ventricular response that failed conventional medical therapy. If the patient is not a candidate for AF ablation with pulmonary vein isolation and elimination of AF foci, this is an effective approach, but it does have some challenges when done in a patient with dextrocardia and situs inversus...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666121/clinical-features-and-visual-outcomes-of-111-patients-with-new-onset-acute-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease-treated-with-pulse-intravenous-corticosteroids
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Makiko Nakayama, Hiroshi Keino, Takayo Watanabe, Annabelle A Okada
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical features, treatment and visual outcomes of Japanese patients with new-onset acute Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease. METHODS: Clinical records of 111 patients who presented between 1999 and 2015 to the Ocular Inflammation Service of the Kyorin Eye Center, Tokyo, were reviewed. RESULTS: Of the 111 patients (68 women, 43 men), 16 had complete, 90 had incomplete and 5 had probable VKH disease. The median follow-up period was 36 months (4-175 months)...
April 17, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666084/multiple-myeloma-masquerading-as-diabetic-macular-oedema
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Kavitha Rao, Hemanth Murthy, N S Muralidhar, Padmaja Kumari Rani
A 58-year-old man, a known diabetic and hypertensive for 5 years was presented to us with a drop in reading vision in both eyes of 2 months duration. His best-corrected visual acuity was 6/24, N36 in both eyes. Fundus findings revealed moderate non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy with bilateral diffuse macular oedema. When conventional therapy with intravitreal ranibizumab did not alter the clinical picture, we looked into the differential diagnosis of bilateral persistent macular detachments and investigated further...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665757/severe-brady-arrhythmias-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-prevalence-etiology-and-associated-factors
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K Tselios, D D Gladman, P Harvey, J Su, M B Urowitz
Background Severe brady-arrhythmias, requiring a permanent pacemaker (PPM), have been sparsely reported in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of such arrhythmias in a defined lupus cohort. Patients and methods The database of the Toronto Lupus Clinic ( n = 1366) was searched for patients who received a PPM. Demographic, clinical, immunological and therapeutic variables along with electrocardiographic (ECG) and echocardiographic findings (based on the last available test prior to PPM) were analyzed...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664959/contemporary-survival-of-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-and-congenital-systemic-to-pulmonary-shunts
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Chodchanok Vijarnsorn, Kritvikrom Durongpisitkul, Paweena Chungsomprasong, Densiri Bositthipichet, Salisa Ketsara, Yuttapon Titaram, Prakul Chanthong, Supaluck Kanjanauthai, Jarupim Soongswang
OBJECTIVE: To compare survival of patients with newly diagnosed pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease (PAH-CHD) according to various clinical classifications with classifications of anatomical-pathophysiological systemic to pulmonary shunts in a single-center cohort. METHODS: All prevalent cases of PAH-CHD with hemodynamic confirmation by cardiac catheterization in 1995-2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients who were younger than three months of age, or with single ventricle following surgery were excluded...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664818/initiation-of-disease-modifying-therapies-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-is-associated-with-changes-in-blood-pressure
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Joshua F Baker, Brian Sauer, Chia-Chen Teng, Michael George, Grant W Cannon, Said Ibrahim, Amy Cannella, Bryant R England, Kaleb Michaud, Liron Caplan, Lisa A Davis, James OʼDell, Ted R Mikuls
PURPOSE: This study reports the effect of disease-modifying therapies for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP, DBP) over 6 months and incident hypertension over 3 years in a large administrative database. METHODS: We used administrative Veterans Affairs databases to define unique dispensing episodes of methotrexate, leflunomide, sulfasalazine, hydroxychloroquine, tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, and prednisone among patients with RA...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663999/-analysis-of-high-risk-factors-of-intensive-care-unit-acquired-weakness-in-patients-with-sepsis
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Xiaofan Yu, Xiaohong Wan, Linjun Wan, Qingqing Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate high risk factors of intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICUAW) in patients with sepsis. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted. 164 patients with mechanical ventilation (MV) who were diagnosed sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University from January 1st, 2015 to September 30th, 2017 were enrolled. The general situation, the basic diseases (hypertension, diabetes), body mass index (BMI), protopathy diseases, the level of albumin before ICU admission, the MV time, whether to use glucocorticoid and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) or not, nutrition supply (nutritional way, nutrition initiation time, amino acid/protein supply, nutritional status on ICU 3 days and 7 days), myoglobin, the length of ICU stay, the length of hospital stay, and acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II) score were collected...
April 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662889/effect-of-mir-29b-on-the-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells-by-targeting-mcl-1-and-ccnd2
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Juan Chen, Yanping Li, Yun Li, Lijian Xie, Jianyi Wang, Yongwei Zhang, Tingting Xiao
The proliferation and apoptosis of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) are considered to be key steps in the progression of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). MicroRNAs (e.g., miR-29b) have been identified in various diseases to be critical modulators of cell growth and apoptosis by targeting Mcl-1 and CCND2. However, the role of miR-29b in PAH remains unknown. So we try to investigate the effect of miR-29b on Mcl-1 and CCND2 protein in PASMCs, analyze the effect of miR-29b on the proliferation of PASMCs, and explore the significance of miR-29b in the proliferation, apoptosis, and gene therapy of PAH...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660989/long-term-outcome-of-stenting-for-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis-and-the-effect-of-angiographic-restenosis
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Karin Zachrisson, Sven Elverfors, Gert Jensen, Mikael Hellström, Mikael Svensson, Hans Herlitz, Mårten Falkenberg
Background Symptomatic renal artery stenosis (RAS) is mainly treated with pharmacological blood pressure control, sometimes with percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA). It is unclear if PTRA benefits these patients over time. Purpose To determine long-term renal function, morbidity, and mortality in patients with symptomatic RAS treated with PTRA, and whether long-term outcomes are associated with angiographic restenosis. Material and Methods Retrospective single-center, long-term follow-up of 57 patients with atherosclerotic RAS treated with PTRA with stent during 1995-2004 and investigated for restenosis with angiography after one year...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660917/medical-compression-stockings-reduce-hypertension-of-nailfold-capillaries-at-the-toe-of-patients-with-chronic-venous-insufficiency1
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Anja Oelert, Manuela Kittel, Martin Hahn, Hermann Haase, Michael Jünger
In five patients who suffered from chronic venous insufficiency clinical stage C4 (n = 3) and C6 (n = 2) the capillary blood pressure was measured twice by means of invasive direct cannulation of nailfold capillaries of the toe. During one measurement course the patients wore below knee medical compression stockings (40 mmHg) during the other they did not have compression therapy. With the patient in supine position, the CP was investigated by the servo-nulling technique under resting conditions and under dynamic conditions: the calf-muscle/ankle joint venous pump was simulated by means of inflating a blood pressure cuff, which surrounded the mid lower leg, to 60 mmHg for 60 s...
April 7, 2018: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659605/chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-global-adult-hiv-infected-population-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Udeme E Ekrikpo, Andre P Kengne, Aminu K Bello, Emmanuel E Effa, Jean Jacques Noubiap, Babatunde L Salako, Brian L Rayner, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Ikechi G Okpechi
INTRODUCTION: The widespread use of antiretroviral therapies (ART) has increased life expectancy in HIV patients, predisposing them to chronic non-communicable diseases including Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis (PROSPERO registration number CRD42016036246) to determine the global and regional prevalence of CKD in HIV patients. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Web of Science, EBSCO and AJOL for articles published between January 1982 and May 2016...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658439/hypertension-and-aortic-stenosis-a-review
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Allen Rassa, Firas Zahr
BACKGROUND: Aortic stenosis is a common form of valvular heart disease which often coexists with hypertension. These diseases represent two distinct forms of left ventricular systolic overload and in combination may be associated with disadvantageous left ventricular remodeling, increased mortality and heart failure. The treatment of hypertension in aortic stenosis remains a challenging problem with limited data to guide clinical practice. METHODS: We performed a comprehensive online literature review to find relevant published literature on the topic of hypertension and aortic stenosis...
April 16, 2018: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657501/evaluation-of-bloodletting-cupping-therapy-in-the-management-of-hypertension
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Moawia M Al-Tabakha, Farah Tariq Sameer, Mai Hafiz Saeed, Rahaf Montaser Batran, Nada Tarek Abouhegazy, Alaa A Farajallah
Background: Bloodletting cupping therapy (Hijama) is a traditional alternative medicine practiced in different cultures. Claims about the therapeutic efficacy of Hijama in hypertension are contradictory. The aim of this project was to determine if Hijama therapy is beneficial in the treatment of patients with hypertension. Materials and Methods: In this retrospective study, 60 files for patients treated for hypertension, aged 40-60 years and whose systolic blood pressure (SBP) is at least 140mm Hg, were used...
January 2018: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657196/atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-a-monocentric-adult-tunisian-study-and-review-of-literature
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R Kherder-Elfekih, M Hajji, L Ben Fatma, H Jebali, I Mami, W Smaoui, M Krid, L Rais, S Beji, K Zouaghi, M Sellami-Kallel
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is characterized by microvascular thrombosis resulting in thrombocytopenia, hemolytic anemia, and multiorgan dysfunction. It is associated with genetic or acquired disorders of regulatory components of the complement system. For our study, we collected data from 16 patients diagnosed with aHUS between January 2010 and January 2014. The mean age was 33.6 years. The female-to-male ratio was 3. The median follow-up duration was 27 ± 3.5 months. The most common clinical presentation was hypertension...
March 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656901/different-rates-of-progression-and-mortality-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-at-outpatient-nephrology-clinics-across-europe
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Katharina Brück, Kitty J Jager, Carmine Zoccali, Aminu K Bello, Roberto Minutolo, Kyriakos Ioannou, Francis Verbeke, Henry Völzke, Johan Arnlöv, Daniela Leonardis, Pietro Manuel Ferraro, Hermann Brenner, Ben Caplin, Philip A Kalra, Christoph Wanner, Alberto Martinez Castelao, Jose Luis Gorriz, Stein Hallan, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Dino Gibertoni, Luca De Nicola, Georg Heinze, Wim Van Biesen, Vianda S Stel
The incidence of renal replacement therapy varies across countries. However, little is known about the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD) outcomes. Here we describe progression and mortality risk of patients with CKD but not on renal replacement therapy at outpatient nephrology clinics across Europe using individual data from nine CKD cohorts participating in the European CKD Burden Consortium. A joint model assessed the mean change in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and mortality risk simultaneously, thereby accounting for mortality risk when estimating eGFR decline and vice versa, while also correcting for the measurement error in eGFR...
April 12, 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656745/severe-adverse-events-impact-overall-survival-and-costs-in-elderly-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-on-second-line-therapy
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Hossein Borghaei, Yeun Mi Yim, Annie Guerin, Irina Pivneva, Sherry Shi, Mayank Gandhi, Raluca Ionescu-Ittu
OBJECTIVES: Elderly patients with advanced non-small lung cancer (aNSCLC) represent a high-risk patient population due to disease burden, comorbidities, and performance status, particularly after progressing on first-line therapy. Among elderly patients who receive second-line therapy, treatment related toxicities can have substantial impact on both clinical and economic outcomes. This study assessed the impact of severe adverse events (AEs) during second-line therapy on overall survival (OS) and all-cause heathcare costs in elderly with aNSCLC...
May 2018: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655949/incidence-and-predictors-of-6-months-mortality-after-an-acute-heart-failure-event-in-rural-uganda-the-mbarara-heart-failure-registry-mahfer
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Fardous Charles Abeya, Boniface Amanee Elias Lumori, Suzan Joan Akello, Brian H Annex, Andrew J Buda, Samson Okello
OBJECTIVE: We sought to estimate the incidence and predictors of all-cause mortality 6 months after heart failure hospitalization in Uganda. METHODS: Mbarara Heart Failure Registry is a cohort of patients hospitalized with a clinical diagnosis of heart failure at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda. We measured serum electrolytes, cardiac markers, and echocardiograms. All participants were followed until death or end of 6 months. We used Fine and Gray models to estimate the incidence and predictors all-cause mortality...
March 29, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
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