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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658045/potential-of-borojoa-patinoi-cuatrecasas-water-extract-to-inhibit-nosocomial-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-and-cancer-cell-proliferation-in-vitro
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Clemencia Chaves-López, Donatella Usai, Matthew Gavino Donadu, Annalisa Serio, Robert Tulio González-Mina, Maria Chiara Simeoni, Paola Molicotti, Stefania Zanetti, Antonio Pinna, Antonello Paparella
Borojó (Borojoa patinoi Cuatrec.) is a fruit used in Colombian traditional medicine with supposed antihypertensive, antitumoral, diuretic, healing, immunological, anti-inflammatory and aphrodisiac effects. To explore the relative merits in terms of biological activities of borojó aqueous extract (BAE), we investigated in vitro its antimicrobial activity on nosocomial pathogenic and multidrug resistant (MDR) strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (6), Staphylococcus aureus (1) and Candida species (6), as well as its cytotoxicity on human conjunctive Wong-Kilbourne derivative (WKD) cells and Caco-2 cells from heterogeneous human epithelial colorectal adenocarcinoma...
April 16, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626596/renal-histology-in-a-patient-with-tafro-syndrome-a-case-report
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Hiroki Mizuno, Akinari Sekine, Masahiko Oguro, Yoichi Oshima, Masahiro Kawada, Keiichi Sumida, Masayuki Yamanouchi, Noriko Hayami, Tatsuya Suwabe, Rikako Hiramatsu, Eiko Hasegawa, Junichi Hoshino, Naoki Sawa, Takashi Fujii, Kenmei Takaichi, Kenichi Ohashi, Yoshifumi Ubara
An 84-year-old Japanese man was admitted due to anasarca, thrombocytopenia, systemic inflammation, and progressive renal insufficiency, resistant to diuretics, glucocorticoid therapy and plasma exchange. Renal biopsy showed diffuse endocapillary proliferation and mesangiolysis without any immune deposits. Tocilizumab suppressed systemic inflammation, resulting in improvement of anasarca and renal dysfunction, but thrombocytopenia persisted and platelet-associated IgG antibody was elevated. Though romiplostim was effective for thrombocytopenia, the patient died of aspiration pneumonia after cerebral hemorrhage...
April 4, 2018: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611351/effects-of-sildenafil-metformin-and-simvastatin-on-adh-independent-urine-concentration-in-healthy-volunteers
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Anneke P Bech, Jack F M Wetzels, Tom Nijenhuis
Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI) is a rare disorder characterized by resistance of the kidney to the action of antidiuretic hormone (ADH), resulting in a decrease in the capacity of the kidney to concentrate the urine. NDI can be inherited or acquired due to, for example, chronic lithium therapy. Current treatment options are limited to attempts to lower urine output by a low-solute diet and the use of diuretics or anti-inflammatory drugs. These measures are only partially effective. Recent reports suggested that sildenafil, metformin, and simvastatin might improve ADH-independent urine concentration...
April 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601561/-cardiac-sarcoidosis-diagnostics-treatment-and-follow-up
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REVIEW
Maria Dudziak, Hanna Jankowska, Karolina Dorniak
Sarcoidosis is a generalised granulomatous disorder of unknown aetiology. Cardiac involvement may affect conduction system, myocardium, valvular apparatus and pericardium. Clinical spectrum ranges from asymptomatic involvement to sudden cardiac death. Patients with biopsy-proven extracardiac sarcoidosis should be screened for cardiac involvement (standard ECG, 24-hour Holter ECG, echocardiography) and in case of any abnormalities found on these tests, more advanced diagnostic methods should be used. Steroid treatment is still the mainstay of therapy in cardiac sarcoidosis...
March 27, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601411/antihypertensive-drug-use-in-resistant-and-nonresistant-hypertension-and-in-controlled-and-uncontrolled-resistant-hypertension
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Alejandro de la Sierra, Pedro Armario, Anna Oliveras, José R Banegas, Manuel Gorostidi, Ernest Vinyoles, Juan J de la Cruz, Julián Segura, Luis M Ruilope
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Treatment-resistant hypertension (TRH) is associated with particular clinical features, nonadherence, and suboptimal treatment. We assessed possible associations of antihypertensive drug classes, specific agents inside each class, and types of combinations, with the presence of non-TRH vs. TRH, and with controlled vs. uncontrolled TRH. METHODS: Comparisons were done in 14 264 patients treated with three drugs (non-TRH: 2988; TRH: 11 276) and in 6974 treated with at least four drugs (controlled TRH: 1383; uncontrolled TRH: 5591)...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594438/-cardio-renal-axis-relationship-of-heart-failure-and-renal-insufficiency-as-comorbidities
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REVIEW
M Zeisberg, M J Koziolek
Heart failure and kidney dysfunction are common comorbidities with overlapping and synergizing mechanisms. Coincidence of both pathologies aggravates disease progression rates, symptoms, and outcomes. The treatment of patients with advanced renal insufficiency is faced with limited evidence for therapies that are standard of care in patients with normal and moderate kidney failure, frequent deterioration of kidney function during therapy, and onset of hyperkalemia, which pose challenges for clinical care, requiring intensified physician-patient contacts...
March 28, 2018: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589184/controlled-versus-uncontrolled-resistant-hypertension-are-they-in-the-same-bag
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REVIEW
J C Yugar-Toledo, V Brunelli, J F Vilela-Martin, A Fattori, H Moreno
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Resistant hypertension (RHTN) is a condition in which besides the antihypertensive therapy using at least three different drugs (including a diuretics), brachial blood pressure does not reach the target (e.g., 140/90 mmHg). RECENT FINDINGS: Despite the diversity of clinical presentations, we divide RHTN in two major groups according to blood pressure and number of drugs taken: controlled (C-RHTN) and uncontrolled (UC-RHTN) resistant hypertension, with refractory hypertension (RfHTN) included in the latter subgroup...
March 27, 2018: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575559/renal-nerve-ablation-reduces-blood-pressure-in-resistant-hypertension-long-term-clinical-outcomes-in-a-single-center-experience
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Andrea Denegri, Tino Naduvathumuriyil, Thomas Felix Lüscher, Isabella Sudano
Approximately 10% of patients with hypertension have resistant hypertension, even if adequate pharmacological therapy is established. In this regard, renal nerve ablation (RNA) could represent a valid alternative treatment option. In a retrospective analysis with a follow-up of 6, 12, and 24 months, the authors investigated the efficacy and safety of catheter-based renal artery ablation in 57 patients undergoing RNA with multiple renal nerve ablation in both renal arteries. In addition to medical antihypertensive therapy (4...
March 25, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557615/-tolvaptan-in-a-pediatric-cardiorenal-syndrome-what-is-its-role
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M Angeles Tejero Hernández, Elena García Martínez, M José Arroyo Marin, Elena Gómez Guzmán
The cardiorenal syndrome has been defined as a situation in which therapy to relieve congestive symptoms of heart failure is limited by a decreased renal function. The resistance to conventional diuretic treatment makes difficult managing these patients. Tolvaptan, a selective vasopressin-2 receptor antagonist, has been used successfully in adults with this pathology but the experience with children is very limited. A five-year-old girl with renal failure waiting for a heart transplant is presented. Tolvaptan (0...
April 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557106/independent-association-of-serum-aldosterone-level-with-metabolic-syndrome-and-insulin-resistance-in-korean-adults
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Se Hee Min, Se Hong Kim, In Kyung Jeong, Ho Chan Cho, Jin Ok Jeong, Ju Hee Lee, Hyun Jae Kang, Hyo Soo Kim, Kyong Soo Park, Soo Lim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A relationship between renin-angiotensin system (RAS) components and metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been suggested, but not elucidated clearly. We examined the levels of RAS components in patients with and without MetS and their association with MetS in Korean population. METHODS: This study was approved by the review boards of the participating institutions and endorsed by the Korean Society of Lipid and Atherosclerosis. We screened 892 Koreans aged ≥20 years who underwent evaluation of hypertension, diabetes, or dyslipidemia at 6 tertiary hospitals in 2015-2016...
March 2018: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528017/budd-chiari-syndrome-diagnosed-in-a-patient-listed-for-liver-transplant-and-considered-to-be-contraindicated-for-the-operation
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Kakharman Yesmembetov, Zhansaya Muratova, Sergey Borovskiy, Irina Ten, Kulpash Kaliaskarova
We report the clinical case of 23-year-old patient with liver cirrhosis of unknown genesis, significant resistant ascites, and 2 episodes of bleeding from esophageal varices. Evaluation did not find any cause of liver disease, and the patient was placed on the transplant wait list due to subcompensated liver function (Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score of 16, Child-Pugh class B) and poorly controlled severe portal hypertension. After treatment with diuretics, largevolume paracentesis, antibiotics, and vasoconstrictors, hepatorenal syndrome and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis resolved and liver function improved significantly...
March 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526418/resistant-hypertension-which-agent
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REVIEW
Hamish C G Prosser, Omar Azzam, Markus P Schlaich
Resistant hypertension is commonly defined as office blood pressure above recommended target despite the use of optimal doses of at least three antihypertensive drugs including a diuretic. Australian guidelines recommend combination of blockers of the renin-angiotensin system, either ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers, with calcium channel blockers and diuretics as the preferred triple therapy. A substantial proportion of hypertensive patients will require additional pharmacotherapy to achieve or get close to target blood pressure levels...
March 1, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525234/syndrome-of-inappropriate-antidiuretic-hormone-secretion-in-a-mini-breed-puppy-associated-with-aspiration-pneumonia
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Rocío Martínez, Carlos Torrente
A 3-month-old intact male Prague ratter was presented to the emergency service for evaluation of progressive lethargy, weakness, coughing and labour breathing after an episode of resistance to oral deworming. The patient exhibited depression, increased respiratory effort and cyanosis at initial presentation. Results of first diagnostic work-up (complete blood cell count, biochemistry panel and thoracic x-rays) were all consistent with aspiration pneumonia. The puppy was initially treated with balanced isotonic crystalloids, broad spectrum antibiotics, nebulization with thoracic coupage and was transferred to an infant incubator with a sustained FiO2 of 40-50%...
December 2017: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512042/functional-status-improves-in-hypertensive-older-adults-the-long-term-effects-of-antihypertensive-therapy-combined-with-multicomponent-exercise-intervention
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Liliana C Baptista, André Pinto Amorim, João Valente-Dos-Santos, Aristides M Machado-Rodrigues, Manuel Teixeira Veríssimo, Raul A Martins
BACKGROUND: The increasing prevalence of functionally-limited hypertensive individuals highlights the need for interventions to reduce the burden of hypertension-aging-disability and to maximize the chances of healthy aging. AIM: This study aims to compare the effects of multicomponent exercise and different pharmacological treatments on functional status and cardiovascular risk outcomes in hypertensive older adults with comorbidities. METHODS: Participants (n = 96) engage in a 3 days/week multicomponent (aerobic + resistance) exercise program and for one of the following three conditions: (1) thiazide-related diuretics (TDs; n = 33, 69...
March 6, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509105/resistant-and-undertreated-hypertension-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-data-from-the-patriotic-survey
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Ying Zheng, Li Tang, Xiangmei Chen, Guangyan Cai, Wenge Li, Zhaohui Ni, Wei Shi, Xiaoqiang Ding, Hongli Lin
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is prevalent in chronic kidney disease (CKD), but the control of hypertension is suboptimal. We reported the prevalence and characteristics of resistant and undertreated hypertension based on a nationwide survey aiming to improve blood pressure (BP) control. METHODS: Resistant hypertension (RH) was defined as BP above the target (<140/90 mm Hg) despite the use of 3 antihypertensive drugs or achieving the target BP by using ≥4 antihypertensive drugs...
March 6, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500794/the-art-and-science-of-using-diuretics-in-the-treatment-of-heart-failure-in-diverse-clinical-settings
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Md Shahidul Islam
It is important to understand the rationale for appropriate use of different diuretics, alone or in combination, in different heart failure patients, under diverse clinical settings. Clinicians and nurses engaged in heart failure care, must be familiar with different diuretics, their appropriate doses, methods of administration, monitoring of the responses, and the side-effects. Inappropriate use of diuretics, both under-treatment and overtreatment, and poor follow-up can lead to failures, and adverse outcomes...
March 3, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468912/hormone-treatments-in-congestive-heart-failure
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Lei Lei, Yuanjie Mao
The common ultimate pathological feature for all cardiovascular diseases, congestive heart failure (CHF), is now considered as one of the main public health burdens that is associated with grave implications. Neurohormonal systems play a critical role in cardiovascular homeostasis, pathophysiology, and cardiovascular diseases. Hormone treatments such as the newly invented dual-acting drug valsartan/sacubitril are promising candidates for CHF, in addition to the conventional medications encompassing beta receptor blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, and mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466174/-pharmacological-properties-of-loop-diuretics-and-their-clinical-effects
#18
G Sakalauskienė, G Civinskienė, A Antuševas, P Civinskas
Edematous states caused by an excessesive extracellular fluid retention are major components of cardiovascular and renal disorders including chronic kidney disease, nephrotic syndrome, and heart failure. The use of diuretic drugs from various groups including loop duiretics are important means of pharmacological correction of these clinical conditions. Moreover, diuretics used to lower bood pressure as a part of antihypertensive treatment, reduce cardiovascular events. The response of patients to the dose of a diuretic is reflected by a sigmoid dose-response curve which can be affected by changes of sodium content in the body...
January 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463627/spironolactone-versus-clonidine-as-a-fourth-drug-therapy-for-resistant-hypertension-the-rehot-randomized-study-resistant-hypertension-optimal-treatment
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Eduardo M Krieger, Luciano F Drager, Dante M A Giorgi, Alexandre C Pereira, José Augusto Soares Barreto-Filho, Armando R Nogueira, José Geraldo Mill, Paulo A Lotufo, Celso Amodeo, Marcelo C Batista, Luiz C Bodanese, Antônio C C Carvalho, Iran Castro, Hilton Chaves, Eduardo A S Costa, Gilson S Feitosa, Roberto J S Franco, Flávio D Fuchs, Armênio C Guimarães, Paulo C Jardim, Carlos A Machado, Maria E Magalhães, Décio Mion, Raimundo M Nascimento, Fernando Nobre, Antônio C Nóbrega, Antônio L P Ribeiro, Carlos R Rodrigues-Sobrinho, Antônio F Sanjuliani, Maria do Carmo B Teixeira, Jose E Krieger
The aim of this study is to compare spironolactone versus clonidine as the fourth drug in patients with resistant hypertension in a multicenter, randomized trial. Medical therapy adherence was checked by pill counting. Patients with resistant hypertension (no office and ambulatory blood pressure [BP] monitoring control, despite treatment with 3 drugs, including a diuretic, for 12 weeks) were randomized to an additional 12-week treatment with spironolactone (12.5-50 mg QD) or clonidine (0.1-0.3 mg BID). The primary end point was BP control during office (<140/90 mm Hg) and 24-h ambulatory (<130/80 mm Hg) BP monitoring...
April 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453696/interrelationship-between-diabetes-mellitus-and-heart-failure-the-role-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptors-in-left-ventricle-performance
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REVIEW
Evangelos Oikonomou, Konstantinos Mourouzis, Petros Fountoulakis, Georgios Angelos Papamikroulis, Gerasimos Siasos, Alexis Antonopoulos, Georgia Vogiatzi, Sotiris Tsalamadris, Manolis Vavuranakis, Dimitris Tousoulis
Heart failure (HF) is a common cardiac syndrome, whose pathophysiology involves complex mechanisms, some of which remain unknown. Diabetes mellitus (DM) constitutes not only a glucose metabolic disorder accompanied by insulin resistance but also a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and HF. During the last years though emerging data set up, a bidirectional interrelationship between these two entities. In the case of DM impaired calcium homeostasis, free fatty acid metabolism, redox state, and advance glycation end products may accelerate cardiac dysfunction...
February 17, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
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