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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331037/pharmacist-intervention-for-blood-pressure-control-in-patients-with-diabetes-and-or-chronic-kidney-disease
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Maxwell D Anderegg, Tyler H Gums, Liz Uribe, Eric J MacLaughlin, James Hoehns, Oralia V Bazaldua, Timothy J Ives, David L Hahn, Christopher S Coffey, Barry L Carter
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to 1) determine if hypertensive patients with comorbid diabetes mellitus (DM) and/or chronic kidney disease (CKD) receiving a pharmacist intervention had a greater reduction in mean blood pressure (BP) and improved BP control at 9 months compared to those receiving usual care and 2) compare Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC-7) guideline and 2014 guideline (JNC-8) BP control rates in patients with DM and/or CKD...
January 13, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315727/considerations-for-optimal-blood-pressure-goals-in-the-elderly-population-a-review-of-emergent-evidence
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Diana X Cao, Rebecca J C Tran
Recent hypertension clinical trials and national guideline updates have created a debate on the most appropriate treatment goals in elderly patients with hypertension. In 2014, recommendations by the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) allowed a more lenient goal for patients 60 years and older compared with previous guidelines. Since then, several large clinical trials and meta-analyses have added more information regarding strict versus lenient treatment goals. Most recently, the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Task Force published their highly-anticipated hypertension guideline developed in conjunction with nine additional interdisciplinary organizations...
January 8, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306956/applying-a-big-data-literature-system-to-recommend-antihypertensive-drugs-for-hypertension-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
#3
Jing-Xian Shu, Ying Li, Ting He, Ling Chen, Xue Li, Lin-Lin Zou, Lu Yin, Xiao-Hui Li, An-Li Wang, Xing Liu, Hong Yuan
BACKGROUND The explosive increase in medical literature has changed therapeutic strategies, but it is challenging for physicians to keep up-to-date on the medical literature. Scientific literature data mining on a large-scale of can be used to refresh physician knowledge and better improve the quality of disease treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS This paper reports on a reformulated version of a data mining method called MedRank, which is a network-based algorithm that ranks therapy for a target disease based on the MEDLINE literature database...
January 7, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285771/endotoxemia-rocks-sphingolipid-metabolism-at-the-blood-brain-barrier-an-editorial-highlight-for-alteration-of-sphingolipid-metabolism-as-a-putative-mechanism-underlying-lps-induced-bbb-disruption-on-doi-10-1111-jnc-14236
#4
Eric Camerer
In this issue of the Journal of Neurochemistry, Vutukuri et al. evaluate the impact of endotoxemia-induced encephalopathy on the sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) signaling pathway at the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Four hours after intraperitoneal administration of lipopolysaccharides (LPS, 4 mg/kg) to mice, they first demonstrate BBB dysfunction and then evaluate changes in sphingolipid metabolites in serum, isolated brain microvessels (MBMV), and whole brain. In parallel, they investigate the fate of indicated S1P generating and metabolizing enzymes and S1P receptors in brain and MBMV...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283072/onset-of-hypertension-in-leflunamide-treated-low-socioeconomic-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-an-unseen-iceberg
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Muhammad Ishaq, Salma Razzaque, Fadieleh Shohail, Ajeet Kumar, Jibran Sualeh Muhammad
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of new-onset hypertension in patients with Rheumatoid arthritis taking leflunomide, in comparison with methotrexate in Asian setting. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Perspective case-control study was conducted in 2014 in a tertiary care hospital located in Karachi Pakistan. Adult patients having rheumatoid arthritis were randomly prescribed leflunomide or methotrexate. Patients having chronic hypertension, proteinuria and chronic kidney disease were excluded...
December 27, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250778/news-isn-december-2017
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(no author information available yet)
The 2016 Mark Smith Award winner is Sunmin Jung (Seoul National University), for the pa per Dual-specificity phosphatase 26 (DUSP26) stimulates Aβ42 generation by promoting amyloid precursor protein axonal transport during hypoxia. Journal of Neurochemistry (2016) 137(5): 770-781, Sunmin Jung, Jihoon Nah, Jonghee Han, Seon-Guk Choi, Hyunjoo Kim, Jaesang Park, Ha-Kyung Pyo, Yong-Keun Jung. https://doi.org/10.1111/jnc.13597.
December 18, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242090/the-effect-of-brahmi-vati-and-sarpagandha-ghana-vati-in-management-of-essential-hypertension-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-clinical-study
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Dhanpat Mishra, Basavaraj R Tubaki
BACKGROUND: Essential hypertension (EHTN) is emerging as one of the most prevalent disorder with higher rate of complications, morbidity and mortality. Brahmi vati, an Ayurvedic medicine is explored for its efficacy in the management of EHTN. METHODS: 68 patients of age group 20-60 years, of either sex meeting the JNC 7 criteria of EHTN were randomly divided into two groups, group A and group B. Group A and group B received capsule Brahmi vati 500 mg and capsule Sarpagandha Ghana vati 500 mg respectively twice a day for 30 days...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180803/prevalence-and-correlates-of-hypertension-in-a-semi-rural-population-of-southern-india
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Mandeep Singh, Atul Kotwal, Chetan Mittal, S Ram Babu, Sahul Bharti, C Venkata S Ram
While elevated blood pressure is a recognized risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the prevalence of hypertension still remains unclear for most populations. A door-to-door survey was conducted using modified WHO STEPS questionnaire in a group of villages under the Thavanampalle Mandal of Chittoor District in the state of Andhra Pradesh of South India. Data were collated and analyzed for 16,636 individuals (62.3% females and 37.7% males) above 15 years of age. Overall, prevalence of hypertension (as per JNC-7 classification) was found to be 27...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168166/new-tool-to-tackle-alzheimer-s-disease-amyloid-%C3%AE-protofibril-selective-antibody-absl-an-editorial-highlight-for-the-conformational-epitope-for-a-new-a%C3%AE-42-protofibril-selective-antibody-partially-overlaps-with-the-peptide-n-terminal-region-on-doi-10-1111-jnc
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EDITORIAL
Elek Molnár
This Editorial highlights a study by Colvin et al. (2017) in the current issue of Journal of Neurochemistry, in which the authors describe the development and characterisation of a new rabbit antibody (termed antibody St. Louis; AbSL) that preferentially recognises amyloid-β (Aβ) protein 42 (Aβ42) protofibrils over other Aβ species.
November 23, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146532/potential-u-s-population-impact-of-the-2017-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-high-blood-pressure-guideline
#10
Paul Muntner, Robert M Carey, Samuel Gidding, Daniel W Jones, Sandra J Taler, Jackson T Wright, Paul K Whelton
BACKGROUND: The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults provides recommendations for the definition of hypertension, systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP) thresholds for initiation of antihypertensive medication and BP target goals. OBJECTIVE: Determine the prevalence of hypertension, implications of recommendations for antihypertensive medication and prevalence of BP above the treatment goal among US adults using criteria from the 2017 ACC/AHA and the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC7) guidelines...
November 6, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133599/potential-u-s-population-impact-of-the-2017-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-high-blood-pressure-guideline
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Paul Muntner, Robert M Carey, Samuel Gidding, Daniel W Jones, Sandra J Taler, Jackson T Wright, Paul K Whelton
Background -The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults provides recommendations for the definition of hypertension, systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP) thresholds for initiation of antihypertensive medication and BP target goals. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of hypertension, implications of recommendations for antihypertensive medication and prevalence of BP above the treatment goal among US adults using criteria from the 2017 ACC/AHA and the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC7) guidelines...
November 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063904/study-of-carotid-intimal-medial-thickness-in-essential-hypertension-with-or-without-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
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Himanshu Khutan, Simmi Aggarwal, K S Kajal, Ravinder Garg, Rupinderjeet Kaur, Amanpreet Kaur
INTRODUCTION: Hypertension and atherosclerosis though separate entities, are interrelated as hypertension plays an important role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. This study was undertaken to study the association of carotid intimal medial thickness with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in hypertensive patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hundred hypertensives (JNC-7, Stage 1 and 2) between 30 and 55 years were enrolled in this prospective observational study conducted at a tertiary care teaching institute of Punjab, India...
October 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944460/ether-lipids-and-their-elusive-function-in-the-nervous-system-a-role-for-plasmalogens-an-editorial-highlight-for-reduced-muscle-strength-in-ether-lipid-deficient-mice-is-accompanied-by-altered-development-and-function-of-the-neuromuscular-junction-on-doi-10
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EDITORIAL
Eric J Murphy
In this editorial, we highlight the recent work of Dorninger et al. that demonstrates a reduction in plasmalogens in the motor end plate is associated with a reduction in motor end plate function. This reduction in function is illuminated in reduced muscle function in these mice, corresponding with the reduction in acetylcholine release and in its receptor density observed in these mice.
September 25, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910594/concordance-between-common-hypertension-control-algorithms-in-electronic-medical-record-data
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Victoria M Nielsen, Amy Bettano, Mark Josephson, Laura Nasuti, W W Sanouri Ursprung
Because quality improvement metrics and treatment guidelines are used to conduct research, evaluate care quality, and assess population health, they should, ideally, align. We used electronic medical record data to analyze variation between blood pressure control estimates calculated by using thresholds derived from National Quality Forum 0018 (NQF 0018) and Joint National Committee (JNC) treatment guidelines in a cohort of patients with hypertension. Percentage of patients with controlled blood pressure derived from each quality improvement or treatment guideline cutoff varied up to 16...
September 14, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900587/prevalence-and-predictors-of-depression-amongst-hypertensive-individuals-in-karachi-pakistan
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Samar Mahmood, Syeda Z Hassan, Muqadus Tabraze, Mohammad O Khan, Iqra Javed, Ameer Ahmed, Omer M Siddiqui, Mehek Narmeen, Maham J Ahmed, Afreen Tariq, Mustafa S Patel, Kaneez Fatima
OBJECTIVE: While studies evaluating the prevalence of depression and hypertension have been extensively carried out in high income countries, there is a paucity of information assessing the prevalence of depression within hypertensive patients in low income nations. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of undiagnosed depression in hypertensive patients within a tertiary care facility in Karachi, Pakistan. The secondary objective was to assess factors associated with undiagnosed depression in this group...
June 26, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899928/treatment-of-hypertension-by-increasing-impaired-endothelial-trpv4-kca2-3-interaction
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Dongxu He, Qiongxi Pan, Zhen Chen, Chunyuan Sun, Peng Zhang, Aiqin Mao, Yaodan Zhu, Hongjuan Li, Chunxiao Lu, Mingxu Xie, Yin Zhou, Daoming Shen, Chunlei Tang, Zhenyu Yang, Jian Jin, Xiaoqiang Yao, Bernd Nilius, Xin Ma
The currently available antihypertensive agents have undesirable adverse effects due to systemically altering target activity including receptors, channels, and enzymes. These effects, such as loss of potassium ions induced by diuretics, bronchospasm by beta-blockers, constipation by Ca(2+) channel blockers, and dry cough by ACEI, lead to non-compliance with therapies (Moser, 1990). Here, based on new hypertension mechanisms, we explored a new antihypertensive approach. We report that transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 (TRPV4) interacts with Ca(2+)-activated potassium channel 3 (KCa2...
November 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872674/the-methylazoxymethanol-acetate-rat-model-molecular-and-epigenetic-effect-in-the-developing-prefrontal-cortex-an-editorial-highlight-for-epigenetic-mechanisms-underlying-nmda-receptor-hypofunction-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-of-juvenile-animals-in-the-mam-model
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EDITORIAL
Xiyu Zhu, Felipe V Gomes, Anthony A Grace
This Editorial highlights an article by Gulchina and colleagues in the current issue of the Journal of Neurochemistry, in which the authors describe molecular and epigenetic changes in the developing prefrontal cortex of the rats exposed to methylazoxymethanol acetate (MAM). They found an NMDAR hypofunction present in the prefrontal cortex of juvenile MAM rats which was associated with abnormal epigenetic regulation of the Grin2b gene. These changes may be related to early cognitive impairments observed in MAM rats and schizophrenia patients...
November 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868944/prehypertension-in-early-versus-late-pregnancy
#18
Jonathan Y Rosner, Megan Gutierrez, Margaret Dziadosz, Terri-Ann Bennett, Cara Dolin, Amelie Pham, Allyson Herbst, Sarah Lee, Ashley S Roman
INTRODUCTION: Hypertensive disorders play a significant role in maternal morbidity and mortality. Limited data on prehypertension (preHTN) in pregnancy exist. We examine the risk of adverse outcomes in patients with preHTN in early (<20 weeks) versus late pregnancy (>20 weeks). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of singleton gestations between August 2013 and June 2014. Patients were divided based on when they had the highest blood pressure in pregnancy, as defined per the Joint National Committee 7 (JNC-7)...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862406/double-blind-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-of-nacl-chitosan-3-vs-nacl-on-high-blood-pressure-parameters-of-healthy-volunteers-with-pre-hypertension-characterized-by-a-systolic-blood-pressure-between-130-mmhg-and-140-mmhg
#19
François-André Allaert
BACKGROUND: Because of the impressive increase in the risk of cardiovascular complications associated with levels of BP previously considered to be normal, the JNC 7 report has introduced a new classification that includes the term "prehypertension" for those with BPs ranging from 120-139 mmHg systolic and/or 80-89 mmHg diastolic. In the framework of a salt reduction as recommended by health authorities, this trial evaluates if the use of Symbiosal® reduces more prehypertension than standard table marine salt (NaCl)...
August 31, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833144/retraction-statement-anti-inflammatory-properties-of-tianeptine-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-changes-in-microglial-cells-involve-toll-like-receptor-related-pathways
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'Anti-inflammatory properties of tianeptine on lipopolysaccharide-induced changes in microglial cells involve toll-like receptor-related pathways' by Slusarczyk, J., Trojan, E., Glombik, K., Piotrowska, A., Budziszewska, B., Kubera, M., Popiolek-Barczyk, K., Lason, W., Mika, J. and Basta-Kaim, A. The above article from the Journal of Neurochemistry published on 14 February 2016 on Wiley Online Library ( www.onlinelibrary.com), and in Volume 136, pp. 958-970, is being retracted by agreement between the corresponding author Agnieszka Basta-Kaim, the Journal's Editor-in-Chief Jörg Schulz, and John Wiley & Sons Ltd...
September 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
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