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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640782/perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-a-review
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Ronald J Gordon, Frederick W Lombard
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant problem in the perioperative period, increasing patient morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. It is also considered the most preventable of the major postoperative complications. Despite widespread adoption of prophylaxis guidelines, it appears that morbidity from the disease has not substantially changed within the past 2 decades. It is becoming clear that current prophylaxis efforts are not sufficient. Using more potent anticoagulants may decrease the incidence of VTE, but increase the risk for bleeding and infection...
June 20, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618994/role-of-anti-pcsk9-antibodies-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-statin-intolerance
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Julia Schreml, Ioanna Gouni-Berthold
Statin intolerance is usually defined as the inability of a patient to tolerate statin-treatment due to muscle-related complaints. While randomised trials show that these complaints occure with similar frequency in patients receiving placebo, namely in up to ~5% of the subjects, data from registries as well as clinical experience indicate a much higher frequency of up to ~30%. The lack of standard definition or of a diagnostic marker of statin intolerance confounds the problem. The diagnosis remains subjective based on the symptoms the patient reports...
June 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521773/red-yeast-rice-induces-less-muscle-fatigue-symptom-than-simvastatin-in-dyslipidemic-patients-a-single-center-randomized-pilot-trial
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Yangjing Xue, Luyuan Tao, Shaoze Wu, Guoqiang Wang, Lu Qian, Jiwu Li, Lianming Liao, Jifei Tang, Kangting Ji
BACKGROUND: About 10-15% patients who take statins experience skeletal muscle problems. Red yeast rice has a good safety profile could provide a compromise therapeutic strategy. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of red yeast rice, when compared to simvastatin, on the muscle fatigue symptom and the serum lipid level in dyslipidemic patients with low to moderate cardiovascular risk. METHODS: A total of 60 dyslipidemic patients with low to moderate cardiovascular risk were recruited and randomly assigned to receive either simvastatin (n = 33) or red yeast rice (n = 27) for 4 weeks...
May 18, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520451/-how-to-create-cooperative-patient-for-antihypertensive-and-hypolipidemic-therapy
#4
Jan Piťha
Patient drug adherence is a major problem especially in the prevention of cardiovascular disease of atherosclerotic origin. On one hand, antihypertensive drugs and hypolipidemic drugs/statins are among the most successful, ones the other hand, they are among the drugs which are most frequently skipped by the patients. Improvement could be realized by education of patients, more frequent follow-ups, as well as by the use of new technologies involving specific dispensers and other, even more sophisticated methods...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449839/statin-prescriptions-for-high-risk-patients-are-increased-by-laboratory-initiated-framingham-risk-scores-a-quality-improvement-initiative
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Christopher Naugler, Charles Cook, Louise Morrin, James Wesenberg, Allison A Venner, Norman Campbell, Todd Anderson
Low rates of cardiovascular preventive therapy with statin medications is a significant public health problem in Canada. There is a pressing need for public health interventions to increase the use of statin medications, especially among high-risk patients. In this article, we present the results of a quality assurance pilot program to provide laboratory-reported Framingham Risk Score (FRS) to physicians. This work was performed in a mixed urban and rural setting in southern Alberta. We provided FRSs and, for high-risk patients, statin treatment recommendations in conjunction with laboratory lipid panel requests...
May 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446599/acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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REVIEW
Marco Confalonieri, Francesco Salton, Francesco Fabiano
Since its first description, the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has been acknowledged to be a major clinical problem in respiratory medicine. From July 2015 to July 2016 almost 300 indexed articles were published on ARDS. This review summarises only eight of them as an arbitrary overview of clinical relevance: definition and epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and treatment. A strict application of definition criteria is crucial, but the diverse resource-setting scenarios foster geographic variability and contrasting outcome data...
June 30, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425870/ipreny-pseaac-identify-c-terminal-cysteine-prenylation-sites-in-proteins-by-incorporating-two-tiers-of-sequence-couplings-into-pseaac
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Yan Xu, Zu Wang, Chunhui Li, Kuo-Chen Chou
PURPOSE: Occurring at the cysteine residue in the C-terminal of a protein, prenylation is a special kind of post-translational modification (PTM), which may play a key role for statin in altering immune function. Therefore, knowledge of the prenylation sites in proteins is important for drug development as well as for in-depth understanding the biological process concerned. Given a query protein whose C-terminal contains some cysteine residues, which one can be of prenylation or none of them can be prenylated? METHODS: To address this problem, we have developed a new predictor, called "iPreny-PseAAC", by incorporating two tiers of sequence pair coupling effects into the general form of PseAAC (pseudo amino acid composition)...
April 19, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408313/preventing-cardiovascular-heart-disease-promising-nutraceutical-and-non-nutraceutical-treatments-for-cholesterol-management
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REVIEW
T P Johnston, T A Korolenko, M Pirro, A Sahebkar
Hypercholesterolemia is one of the major risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis resulting from hypercholesterolemia causes many serious cardiovascular diseases. Statins are generally accepted as a treatment of choice for lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which reduces coronary heart disease morbidity and mortality. Since statin use can be associated with muscle problems and other adverse symptoms, non-adherence and discontinuation of statin therapy often leads to inadequate control of plasma cholesterol levels and increased cardiovascular risk...
June 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370742/evaluation-of-drug-related-problems-in-older-polypharmacy-primary-care-patients
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Sandra Vezmar Kovačević, Branislava Miljković, Milica Ćulafić, Milena Kovačević, Bojana Golubović, Marija Jovanović, Katarina Vučićević, Johan J de Gier
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Targeting older patients with predictive factors for drug-related problems (DRPs) could make clinical medication reviews more cost-effective. The aim of this study was to identify the number, type, and potential predictive factors for DRPs in older polypharmacy patients. METHODS: Community pharmacists performed clinical medication reviews and documented DRPs, types of interventions, and their implementation in older patients. RESULTS: Three hundred eighty-eight medication reviews were analyzed, 964 DRPs (average 2...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263871/effects-of-statins-on-the-immunoglobulin-g-glycome
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Toma Keser, Frano Vučković, Clara Barrios, Jonas Zierer, Annika Wahl, Akintunde O Akinkuolie, Jerko Štambuk, Natali Nakić, Tamara Pavić, Josipa Periša, Samia Mora, Christian Gieger, Cristina Menni, Tim D Spector, Olga Gornik, Gordan Lauc
BACKGROUND: Statins are among the most widely prescribed medications worldwide and usually many individuals involved in clinical and population studies are on statin therapy. Immunoglobulin G (IgG) glycosylation has been associated with numerous cardiometabolic risk factors. METHODS: The aim of this study was to investigate the possible association of statin use with N-glycosylation of IgG. The association was analyzed in two large population cohorts (TwinsUK and KORA) using hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC-UPLC) in the TwinsUK cohort and reverse phase liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS) in the KORA cohort...
May 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252633/-use-of-pharmacogenetic-testing-to-prevent-adverse-drug-reactions-during-statin-therapy
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REVIEW
N A Rumyantsev, V G Kukes, R E Kazakov, A A Rumyantsev, D A Sychev
The number of patients receiving statins increases every year and due to the fact that they should take statins during their lives, the problem of their safety use comes to the forefront. The paper analyzes the safety of using the medications of this group and discusses the diagnosis of myopathies induced by statins and the occurrence of immune-mediated statin myopathies. It considers a personalized approach to prescribing statins, analyzes Russian and foreign experience in using pharmacogenetics to reduce the risk of myopathies, publishes the results of the authors' experience in clinically introducing pharmacogenetic testing at hospitals, and analyzes the long-term results of determining the polymorphism of the SLCO1B1 gene for the prediction of the risk of adverse events when using statins and estimating patient compliance to prescribed treatment...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217821/physicians-experiences-as-patients-with-statin-side-effects-a-case-series
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Hayley J Koslik, Athena Hathaway Meskimen, Beatrice Alexandra Golomb
Physicians are among those prescribed statins and therefore, subject to potential statin adverse effects (AEs). There is little information on the impact of statin AEs on physicians affected by them. We sought to assess the character and impact of statin AEs occurring in physicians and retired physicians, and to ascertain whether/how personal experience of AEs moderated physicians' attitude toward statin use. Seven active or retired physicians from the United States communicated with the Statin Effects Study group regarding their personal experience of statin AEs...
December 2017: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100428/heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-has-a-better-long-term-prognosis-than-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-in-old-patients-in-a-5-year-follow-up-retrospective-study
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Silvana Kontogeorgos, Erik Thunström, Magnus C Johansson, Michael Fu
BACKGROUND: The issue of whether prognosis is similar between heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) remains unresolved. Because of the problem of inconsistency in the diagnostic criteria and because there is currently no lifesaving therapy available for HFpEF, it seems to be the right time to study the outcome of a clearly defined HFpEF compared with HFrEF in contemporary heart failure (HF) therapy. This study investigates 5-year-mortality and its prognostic factors in old patients with HFpEF compared with those with HFrEF...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034582/an-evidence-based-guide-to-cholesterol-lowering-guidelines
#14
REVIEW
David D Waters, S Matthijs Boekholdt
Since 2014, guidelines for the management of lipid disorders to reduce cardiovascular (CV) events have been updated in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada. Some of these guidelines are almost entirely evidence-based whereas others are a mix of evidence and expert opinion. Guidelines differ on such simple questions as to whether blood samples should be fasting or nonfasting, and whether low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) or another lipid parameter should be the primary focus of treatment...
March 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888753/gastrointestinal-bleeding-and-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-concomitant-users-of-warfarin-and-antihyperlipidemics
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Charles E Leonard, Colleen M Brensinger, Warren B Bilker, Stephen E Kimmel, Xu Han, Young Hee Nam, Joshua J Gagne, Margaret J Mangaali, Sean Hennessy
BACKGROUND: Drug interactions, particularly those involving warfarin, are a major clinical and public health problem. Minimizing serious bleeding caused by anticoagulants is a recent major focus of the United States (US) Department of Health and Human Services. This study quantified the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) and intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) among concomitant users of warfarin and individual antihyperlipidemics. METHODS: The authors conducted a high-dimensional propensity score-adjusted cohort study of new concomitant users of warfarin and an antihyperlipidemic, among US Medicaid beneficiaries from five states during 1999-2011...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885885/septic-encephalopathy-and-septic-encephalitis%C3%A2-%C3%A2
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Simone C Tauber, Helmut Eiffert, Wolfgang Brück, Roland Nau
During the last two decades, septic encephalopathy (SE) was recognized as a clinically relevant problem with a high prevalence in patients at admission and during their hospital stay. SE is a condition associated with increased mortality and morbidity such as long-term cognitive impairment. Areas covered: This review illustrates the pathophysiology of sepsis-associated encephalopathy and encephalitis involving blood-brain-barrier dysfunction and neuroinflammation caused by endothelial and microglial activation by endogenous or pathogen-derived compounds, hypoxia by impaired microvascular regulation and septic shock as well as imbalance of neurotransmitters...
February 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876411/disruption-of-mitochondrial-quality-control-in-peripheral-artery-disease-new-therapeutic-opportunities
#17
REVIEW
Cintia B Ueta, Katia S Gomes, Márcio A Ribeiro, Daria Mochly-Rosen, Julio C B Ferreira
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a multifactorial disease initially triggered by reduced blood supply to the lower extremities due to atherosclerotic obstructions. It is considered a major public health problem worldwide, affecting over 200 million people. Management of PAD includes smoking cessation, exercise, statin therapy, antiplatelet therapy, antihypertensive therapy and surgical intervention. Although these pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions usually increases blood flow to the ischemic limb, morbidity and mortality associated with PAD continue to increase...
January 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804896/investigating-cholesterol-metabolism-and-ageing-using-a-systems-biology-approach
#18
A E Morgan, K M Mooney, S J Wilkinson, N A Pickles, M T Mc Auley
CVD accounted for 27 % of all deaths in the UK in 2014, and was responsible for 1·7 million hospital admissions in 2013/2014. This condition becomes increasingly prevalent with age, affecting 34·1 and 29·8 % of males and females over 75 years of age respectively in 2011. The dysregulation of cholesterol metabolism with age, often observed as a rise in LDL-cholesterol, has been associated with the pathogenesis of CVD. To compound this problem, it is estimated by 2050, 22 % of the world's population will be over 60 years of age, in culmination with a growing resistance and intolerance to pre-existing cholesterol regulating drugs such as statins...
November 2, 2016: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798912/cx43-expression-in-colonic-adenomas-and-surrounding-mucosa-is-a-marker-of-malignant-potential
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Alen Bišćanin, Neven Ljubičić, Marko Boban, Drinko Baličević, Ivana Pavić, Mirela Maver Bišćanin, Ivan Budimir, Zdravko Dorosulic, Marko Duvnjak
BACKGROUND/AIM: Colorectal cancer is a major public health problem. The adenoma-carcinoma sequence offers potential for screening and surveillance. We tested the clinical behavior and diagnostic utility of connexin 43 (CX43) in connection with pathohistological risk. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemical expression of CX43 in colonic adenomas and surrounding mucosa from 87 patients was determined. RESULTS: CX43 expression was higher in mucosa surrounding adenomas with high-grade dysplasia (p=0...
2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780801/persistent-user-bias-in-case-crossover-studies-in-pharmacoepidemiology
#20
Jesper Hallas, Anton Pottegård, Shirley Wang, Sebastian Schneeweiss, Joshua J Gagne
Studying the effect of chronic medication exposure by means of a case-crossover design may result in an upward-biased odds ratio. In this study, our aim was to assess the occurrence of this bias and to evaluate whether it is remedied by including a control group (the case-time-control design). Using Danish data resources from 1995-2012, we conducted case-crossover and case-time-control analyses for 3 medications (statins, insulin, and thyroxine) in relation to 3 outcomes (retinal detachment, wrist fracture, and ischemic stroke), all with assumed null associations...
October 25, 2016: American Journal of Epidemiology
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