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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914706/vascular-calcification-in-chronic-kidney-disease-different-bricks-in-the-wall
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REVIEW
Marc Vervloet, Mario Cozzolino
A high prevalence of vascular calcification (VC) and a high incidence of cardiovascular events are two key complications of chronic kidney disease. Since most observational studies found a positive association between these two complications, a causal relationship has been assumed. If so, this would render VC a target of therapy. Recent studies, however, suggested this assumption might be an oversimplification. The fundamental aspects of these recent studies are two-fold. The first novel insight is that VC is not a single entity...
November 30, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914358/defining-the-role-of-perioperative-statin-treatment-in-patients-after-cardiac-surgery-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review-of-20-randomized-controlled-trials
#2
Xin Yuan, Jianlin Du, Qi Liu, Ling Zhang
BACKGROUND: Although statin use has been indicated to prevent atrial fibrillation in previous observational and experimental trials, the issue remains inadequately and insufficiently explored. We therefore performed this meta-analysis to evaluate the effects of perioperative statin therapy on complications and short-term prognosis following cardiac surgery. METHODS: A search of the PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane database of controlled trials was performed from inception to June 2016 to identify relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901066/greater-efficacy-of-atorvastatin-versus-a-non-statin-lipid-lowering-agent-against-renal-injury-potential-role-as-a-histone-deacetylase-inhibitor
#3
Ravi Shankar Singh, Dharmendra Kumar Chaudhary, Aradhana Mohan, Praveen Kumar, Chandra Prakash Chaturvedi, Carolyn M Ecelbarger, Madan M Godbole, Swasti Tiwari
Statins, 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitors have been shown to improve diabetic nephropathy. However, whether they provide protection via Histone deacetylases (HDAC) inhibition is not clear. We conducted a comparative evaluation of Atorvastatin (AT) versus the non-statin cholesterol-lowering drug, Ezetimibe (EZT) on severity of diabetic nephropathy. Streptozotocin-treated male Wistar rats were fed a cholesterol-supplemented diet and gavaged daily with vehicle, AT or EZT. Control rats received normal diet and gavaged vehicle (n = 8-9/group)...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885903/opinions-of-nephrologists-on-the-efficacy-and-tolerance-of-statins-in-hemodialysis-patients
#4
Ewa Budzisz, Michał Nowicki
Large randomized controlled trials have not confirmed the effects of statin therapy on reduction of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in end-stage kidney disease, despite that statins are still widely prescribed by nephrologists to chronic dialysis patients. The aim of the study was to analyze the attitudes of nephrologists towards statin use in hemodialysis patients. Self-designed questionnaire, containing 18 questions, was distributed among 115 nephrologists. The survey contained description of the results of 3 largest statin trials in nephrology...
November 25, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869439/immunology-update-long-term-care-of-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
#5
S Paul Starr
Nearly 31,000 US patients received solid organ transplants in 2015 and the number is increasing. Care of transplant recipients includes management of a variety of common posttransplantation issues. Skin cancers are common because of immunosuppression and require skin examinations at intervals. Patients should be educated about the need to report new skin lesions. The rates of other cancers also are increased, including cancers of the head and neck, lung, esophagus, cervix, and urinary tract. Osteoporosis is common in transplant recipients; monitoring and early therapy are important...
November 2016: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868016/statins-barely-touch-the-heart-but-bite-the-kidneys-after-cardiac-surgery-coenzyme-q10-deficiency-in-the-dock
#6
COMMENT
Patrick M Honore, Rita Jacobs, Inne Hendrckx, Herbert D Spapen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867596/does-high-dose-perioperative-use-of-statins-ameliorate-acute-kidney-injury-following-cardiac-surgery
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EDITORIAL
Roger van Groenendael, Peter Pickkers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867158/preprocedural-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-predicts-long-term-outcome-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Hideki Wada, Tomotaka Dohi, Katsumi Miyauchi, Jun Shitara, Hirohisa Endo, Shinichiro Doi, Ryo Naito, Hirokazu Konishi, Shuta Tsuboi, Manabu Ogita, Takatoshi Kasai, Ahmed Hassan, Shinya Okazaki, Kikuo Isoda, Kazunori Shimada, Satoru Suwa, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) has been used to predict the risk of adverse cardiac events in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Less is known, however, about the association between hs-CRP and long-term outcome after PCI in the Japanese population.Methods and Results:We studied 3,039 all-comer patients with CAD who underwent their first PCI and had data available for preprocedural hs-CRP at Juntendo University between 2000 and 2011...
November 19, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863896/-chronic-kidney-disease-and-dyslipidaemia
#9
Vicente Pascual, Adalberto Serrano, Juan Pedro-Botet, Juan Ascaso, Vivencio Barrios, Jesús Millán, Xavier Pintó, Aleix Cases
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has to be considered as a high, or even very high risk cardiovascular risk condition, since it leads to an increase in cardiovascular mortality that continues to increase as the disease progresses. An early diagnosis of CKD is required, together with an adequate identification of the risk factors, in order to slow down its progression to more severe states, prevent complications, and to delay, whenever possible, the need for renal replacement therapy. Dyslipidaemia is a factor of the progression of CKD that increases the risk in developing atherosclerosis and its complications...
November 15, 2016: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856086/renal-tubular-toxicity-associated-with-rosuvastatin-therapy
#10
Frank L Ward, Rohan John, Joanne M Bargman, Rory F McQuillan
Preapproval clinical trials examining the safety and efficacy of rosuvastatin demonstrated an increased incidence of proteinuria, hematuria, rhabdomyolysis, and other acute kidney injury of unknown cause at high doses. The latter cases manifested with urine sediment findings and in some cases, renal histology, indicating renal tubular injury in the absence of rhabdomyolysis. Despite these provocative findings, there have been very few reports in the literature regarding non-rhabdomyolysis-mediated acute kidney injury associated with high-dose rosuvastatin since its widespread introduction more than a decade ago, suggesting that it is either a rare entity or systematically underdiagnosed and under-reported...
November 14, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848094/aminoglycoside-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-children
#11
REVIEW
Stephen J McWilliam, Daniel J Antoine, Rosalind L Smyth, Munir Pirmohamed
Aminoglycoside antibiotics, in particular gentamicin and tobramycin, are still commonly used in paediatric clinical practice. These drugs cause nephrotoxicity, which particularly affects the proximal tubule epithelial cells due to selective endocytosis and accumulation of aminoglycosides via the multi-ligand receptor megalin. Recent epidemiological studies, using more widely accepted definitions of acute kidney injury (AKI), have suggested that AKI may occur in between 20 and 33 % of children exposed to aminoglycosides...
November 15, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837448/consensus-on-the-statin-of-choice-in-patients-with-impaired-glucose-metabolism-results-of-the-diana-study
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Jesús Millán Núñez-Cortés, Aleix Cases Amenós, Juan Francisco Ascaso Gimilio, Vivencio Barrios Alonso, Vicente Pascual Fuster, Juan Carles Pedro-Botet Montoya, Xavier Pintó Sala, Adalberto Serrano Cumplido
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Despite the recognized clinical benefit of statins on cardiovascular prevention, providing correct management of hypercholesterolaemia, possible adverse effects of their use cannot be disregarded. Previously published data shows that there is a risk of developing diabetes mellitus or experiencing changes in glucose metabolism in statin-treated patients. The possible determining factors are the drug characteristics (potency, dose), patient characteristics (kidney function, age, cardiovascular risk and polypharmacy because of multiple disorders) and the pre-diabetic state...
November 11, 2016: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831597/pharmacological-management-of-dyslipidemia-in-high-and-very-high-cardiovascular-risk-patients
#13
V Pascual Fuster
Dyslipaemia is one of the main risk factors in the development of cardiovascular diseases. Currently, there are different alternatives available (amongst which statins occupy a pre-eminent place), to optimise the treatment of patients at high or very high cardiovascular risk. Despite this, the percentage of patients that achieve good lipid control is low. The causes of the mismatch with proposed objectives include lack of patient adherence and therapeutic inertia. This review uses available evidence and the latest clinical guides as a basis to assess the pharmacological treatment of dyslipaemia in patients with a background of arteriosclerotic vascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular risk at ≥5% calculated by SCORE and familial hypercholesterolaemia...
December 2016: Revista Española de Sanidad Penitenciaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829582/postprandial-hyperlipidemia-and-remnant-lipoproteins
#14
Daisaku Masuda, Shizuya Yamashita
Fasting hypertriglyceridemia is positively associated with the morbidity of coronary heart disease (CHD), and postprandial (non-fasting) hypertriglyceridemia is also correlated with the risk status for CHD, which is related to the increase in chylomicron (CM) remnant lipoproteins produced from the intestine. CM remnant particles, as well as oxidized low density lipoprotein (LDL) or very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) remnants, are highly atherogenic and act by enhancing systemic inflammation, platelet activation, coagulation, thrombus formation, and macrophage foam cell formation...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825313/using-pharmacists-to-improve-risk-stratification-and-management-of-stage-3a-chronic-kidney-disease-a-feasibility-study
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Alex R Chang, Michael Evans, Christina Yule, Larissa Bohn, Amanda Young, Meredith Lewis, Elisabeth Graboski, Bethany Gerdy, William Ehmann, Jonathan Brady, Leah Lawrence, Natacha Antunes, Jamie Green, Susan Snyder, H Lester Kirchner, Morgan Grams, Robert Perkins
BACKGROUND: Measurement of albuminuria to stratify risk in chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not done universally in the primary care setting despite recommendation in KDIGO (Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes) guidelines. Pharmacist medication therapy management (MTM) may be helpful in improving CKD risk stratification and management. METHODS: We conducted a pragmatic, cluster-randomized trial using seven primary care clinic sites in the Geisinger Health System to evaluate the feasibility of pharmacist MTM in patients with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) 45-59 ml/min/1...
November 8, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818794/in-vivo-antihypercholesterolemic-potential-of-swietenia-mahagoni-leaf-extract
#16
Naveen Yelaware Puttaswamy, Asna Urooj
The present investigation aims to evaluate antihypercholesterolemic potential of Swietenia mahagoni leaf aqueous extract (MAE) in diet-induced hypercholesterolemic rat model. In the study, Wistar albino rats (170-220 g) were segregated into 5 groups; all the groups except normal control group were given high fat diet to induce hypercholesterolemia. After induction of cholesterolemia, normal control and positive control groups were treated with saline, statin group was treated with atorvastatin, and remaining two groups received MAE in two doses (250 and 500 mg kg(-1) BW) for a treatment period of one month...
2016: Cholesterol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811558/renal-protection-in-the-21st-century
#17
Melanie Meersch, Alexander Zarbock
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Among critically ill patients, acute kidney injury (AKI) is still a common and serious complication with a tremendous impact on short-term and long-term outcomes. The objective of this review is to discuss strategies for renal protection and prevention of AKI in ICU patients. RECENT FINDINGS: It is fundamental to identify patients at risk for AKI as soon as possible and as accurately as possible. In order to achieve these goals, translational approaches implementing new biomarkers have shown promising results...
December 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764723/efficacy-and-safety-of-long-term-treatment-with-statins-for-coronary-heart-disease-a-bayesian-network-meta-analysis
#18
Yongbin Lu, Zhiyuan Cheng, Yaxue Zhao, Xiaoyu Chang, Cynthia Chan, Yana Bai, Ning Cheng
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Our study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of long-term treatment of statins for coronary heart disease (CHD). METHODS: Efficacy outcomes included changes in blood lipids, risk of CHD mortality and all-cause mortality. Safety outcomes were evaluated by the risk of adverse events (AE). Bayesian network meta-analysis was used to compare the direct and indirect effects between different statins. RESULTS: The systematic review showed that levels of blood lipids decreased during statin treatment...
November 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749383/improving-treatment-for-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#19
Kendra Thomsen, Kim Zuber, Jane Davis, Greg Thomas
OBJECTIVE: Kidneys in a Box (KIB) was developed to identify the effect of a performance improvement CME (PI-CME) project on the management of patients with diabetes who are at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD). The program provided nonnephrology practitioners with research-based interventions known to slow CKD progression. METHODS: PAs were given the KIB tool kit, which described the scope of CKD identified high-risk diagnoses such as diabetes, and listed six modifiable risk factors that have been shown to slow progression of diabetic kidney disease when implemented...
November 2016: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729238/associations-between-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-and-il-6-and-hscrp-levels-in-the-elderly
#20
Paweł Nadrowski, Jerzy Chudek, Michał Skrzypek, Monika Puzianowska-Kuźnicka, Małgorzata Mossakowska, Andrzej Więcek, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Tomasz Grodzicki, Krystyna Kozakiewicz
BACKGROUND: Age-related diseases, including cardiovascular diseases (CVD) may be stimulated by microinflammation, marked by increased level of IL-6 and high-sensitivity CRP (hsCRP). We aimed to investigate whether aging "per se" independently contributesto themicroinflammation,inadditionto traditional and novel CVD risk factors. METHODS/RESULTS: The research sample included 4979 participants from PolSenior Study, aged over 65years. The study consisted of threevisitsandincludedquestionnairesurvey,geriatricassessmentandblood/urinesamplingin4101 participants (83...
October 8, 2016: Experimental Gerontology
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