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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431865/statin-use-and-other-factors-associated-with-mortality-after-major-lower-extremity-amputation
#1
Charles DeCarlo, Larry Scher, Saadat Shariff, John Phair, Evan Lipsitz, Karan Garg
OBJECTIVE: Above-knee amputations (AKAs) and below-knee amputations (BKAs) are associated with high postoperative mortality rates. In this study, we examined factors associated with 30-day, 90-day, and 1-year mortality in patients who underwent a major lower extremity amputation. METHODS: We queried a prospectively collected institutional database for all patients who underwent AKA or BKA with primary or secondary closure, during a 5-year period, between November 2009 and November 2014...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417439/clinical-pharmacokinetics-of-sacubitril-valsartan-lcz696-a-novel-angiotensin-receptor-neprilysin-inhibitor
#2
REVIEW
Surya Ayalasomayajula, Thomas Langenickel, Parasar Pal, Sreedevi Boggarapu, Gangadhar Sunkara
Sacubitril/valsartan (LCZ696) is indicated for the treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. Absorption of sacubitril/valsartan and conversion of sacubitril (prodrug) to sacubitrilat (neprilysin inhibitor) was rapid with maximum plasma concentrations of sacubitril, sacubitrilat, and valsartan (angiotensin receptor blocker) reaching within 0.5, 1.5-2.0, and 2.0-3.0 h, respectively. With a two-fold increase in dose, an increase in the area under the plasma concentration-time curve was proportional for sacubitril, ~1...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395888/relation-of-intensity-of-statin-therapy-and-outcomes-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
#3
Chetan P Huded, Lillian R Benck, Neil J Stone, Ranya N Sweis, Mark J Ricciardi, S Chris Malaisrie, Charles J Davidson, James D Flaherty
Statin therapy is associated with improved survival in patients at high risk for cardiovascular mortality, but the impact of statin therapy in patients treated with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is unknown. We reviewed 294 consecutive cases of TAVR performed at a single tertiary care medical center. We defined high-intensity statin therapy as atorvastatin 40 to 80 mg/day or rosuvastatin 20 to 40 mg/day. Study outcomes included post-TAVR adverse events, 30-day mortality, and overall survival...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391915/plasma-pcsk9-concentrations-during-the-course-of-nondiabetic-chronic-kidney-disease-relationship-with-glomerular-filtration-rate-and-lipid-metabolism
#4
Marion Morena, Cédric Le May, Leila Chenine, Lucie Arnaud, Anne-Marie Dupuy, Matthieu Pichelin, Hélène Leray-Moragues, Lotfi Chalabi, Bernard Canaud, Jean-Paul Cristol, Bertrand Cariou
BACKGROUND: The association between proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), a critical regulator of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) metabolism, and kidney function is a matter of debate. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the association of circulating PCSK9 concentrations with both glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and serum lipid parameters in nondiabetic patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: Fasting plasma PCSK9 concentrations were measured by ELISA in 94 nondiabetic nondialysis CKD (ND-CKD) patients not receiving statins, at different stages of CKD...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389293/smoking-cessation-counseling-improves-quality-of-care-and-surgical-outcomes-with-financial-gain-for-a-vascular-practice
#5
D A Moses, J H Mehaffey, D V Strider, M C Tracci, J A Kern, G R Upchurch
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking is strongly associated with atherosclerotic disease. It is incumbent upon vascular surgeons to provide smoking cessation counseling to their patients. The objective of this study was to determine the association of smoking cessation counseling (SCC) and improvement in quality of care. METHODS: As a quality project using retrospective data, the study received IRB exemption status. A retrospective review of prospectively maintained database from April 2014 through March 2015 of outpatient encounters in a vascular surgery clinic was performed of current smokers...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382626/use-of-radiocontrast-agents-in-ckd-and-esrd
#6
Jehan Z Bahrainwala, Amanda K Leonberg-Yoo, Michael R Rudnick
Contrast exposure in a population with chronic kidney disease (CKD) requires additional consideration given the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) after exposure to iodinated contrast as well as systemic injury with exposure to gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA). Strategies to avoid CIN, and manage patients after exposure, including extracorporeal removal of contrast media, may differ among an advanced CKD population as compared to a general population. There is strong evidence to support the use of isotonic volume expansion and the lowest dose of low-osmolar or iso-osmolar contrast media possible to decrease CIN...
April 5, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346572/effectiveness-of-cardiac-rehabilitation-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-sarcopenia-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-analysis
#7
H Harada, H Kai, H Niiyama, Y Nishiyama, A Katoh, N Yoshida, Y Fukumoto, H Ikeda
OBJECTIVE: Sarcopenia is a syndrome characterized by progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength, with the risk of frailty and poor quality of life. This study aimed to clarify the clinical characteristics of sarcopenia and to investigate the effects of comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation (CCR), including nutrition, physical exercise and medication, in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: We retrospectively studied 322 inpatients with CVD (age 72±12 years)...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340216/meta-analysis-of-statins-in-chronic-kidney-disease-who-benefits
#8
C M Messow, C Isles
Background: Attempts to reduce the burden of vascular disease in advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) by control of lipids have not been as successful as predicted. Aim: : To determine the extent to which the effectiveness of statins varies by kidney class. Design: Meta-analysis. Methods: We selected randomized trials of statin vs. placebo that gave outcomes for CKD3 (eGFR 30-59 ml/min), CKD4 (eGFR 15-29 ml/min), CKD5 (eGFR < 15 ml/min)/5D(dialysis) and transplant patients separately...
March 14, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321237/management-and-risk-factor-control-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-elderly-versus-nonelderly-a-multicenter-registry
#9
Arintaya Phrommintikul, Rungroj Krittayaphong, Wanwarang Wongcharoen, Smonporn Boonyaratavej, Chaiyasith Wongvipaporn, Woraporn Tiyanon, Pakaphan Dinchuthai, Rapeephon Kunjara-Na-Ayudhya, Pyatat Tatsanavivat, Piyamitr Sritara
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of death in elderly because aging is the important non-modifiable risk factors of atherosclerosis and also a predictor of poor outcomes. Underuse of guideline directed therapy may contribute to suboptimal risk factor control and worse outcomes in the elderly. We aimed to explore the management of CAD, risk factors control as well as goal attainment in elderly compared to nonelderly CAD patients. METHODS: The CORE-Thailand is an ongoing multicenter, prospective, observational registry of patients with high atherosclerotic risk in Thailand...
December 2016: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318656/clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-patients-admitted-for-heart-failure-a-5-year-retrospective-study-of-african-patients
#10
Kwadwo Osei Bonsu, Isaac Kofi Owusu, Kwame Ohene Buabeng, Daniel D Reidpath, Amudha Kadirvelu
BACKGROUND: Mortality associated with heart failure (HF) remains high. There are limited clinical data on mortality among HF patients from African populations. We examined the clinical characteristics, long-term outcomes, and prognostic factors of African HF patients with preserved, mid-range or reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a retrospective longitudinal cohort study of individuals aged ≥18years discharged from first HF admission between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2013 from the Cardiac Clinic, Directorate of Medicine of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302902/risk-of-febuxostat-associated-myopathy-in-patients-with-ckd
#11
Chung-Te Liu, Chun-You Chen, Chien-Yi Hsu, Po-Hsun Huang, Feng-Yen Lin, Jaw-Wen Chen, Shing-Jong Lin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Febuxostat, a nonpurine xanthine oxidase inhibitor, is widely used to treat hyperuricemia. Although febuxostat-associated rhabdomyolysis was reported in some patients with CKD, the association between CKD and febuxostat-associated myopathy remains uncertain. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Our retrospective cohort study included 1332 patients using febuxostat in Taipei Medical University-Wanfang Hospital from February of 2014 to January of 2016...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244896/adjunctive-therapy-with-statins-reduces-residual-albuminuria-proteinuria-and-provides-further-renoprotection-by-downregulating-the-angiotensin-ii-at1-pathway-in-hypertensive-nephropathy
#12
Zhi Zhang, Ziqiang Li, Kaijin Cao, Dailong Fang, Fazhan Wang, Gang Bi, Jian Yang, Yingju He, Jinhui Wu, Yuquan Wei, Xiangrong Song
OBJECTIVES: Blockade of the renin-angiotensin II (Ang II) system by AT1 blockers (ARBs) and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors retards the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) by reducing albuminuria/proteinuria. However, many patients with CKD suffer from residual albuminuria/proteinuria, which is an independent risk factor for CKD progression. The aim of the current study is to investigate the effect of pitavastatin, one of the adjunctive agents to ARBs, on the reduction of albuminuria/proteinuria and further renoprotection mediated by telmisartan in spontaneously hypertensive rats...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243357/comparison-of-effects-of-different-statins-on-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-rats-histopathological-and-biochemical-findings
#13
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Xiao-Lei Wang, Tuo Zhang, Liu-Hua Hu, Shi-Qun Sun, Wei-Feng Zhang, Zhe Sun, Ling-Hong Shen, Ben He
Statins are a promising new strategy to prevent contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI). In this study we compared the ameliorative effect of different statins in a rat model of CI-AKI. Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into five groups: control group; CI-AKI group; CI-AKI + rosuvastatin group (10 mg/kg/day); CI-AKI + simvastatin group (80 mg/kg/day); and CI-AKI + atorvastatin group (20 mg/kg/day). CI-AKI was induced by dehydration for 72 hours, followed by furosemide intramuscular injection 20 minutes before low-osmolar contrast media (CM) intravenous injection...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242291/preoperative-statin-treatment-for-the-prevention-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
#14
Bo Xiong, Dan Nie, Yin Cao, Yanke Zou, Yuanqing Yao, Jun Qian, Shunkang Rong, Jing Huang
BACKGROUND: The effect of preoperative statin treatment (PST) on the risk of postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery remains controversial. We performed a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCT) to investigate whether PST could improve the renal outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: We conducted a comprehensive search on PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. Randomised controlled trials which reported incidence of AKI and renal replacement treatment (RRT), mean change of serum creatine (SCr) and C-reactive protein (CRP), length of stay in intensive care unit (LOS-ICU) and hospital (LOS-HOS) were included...
February 13, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242176/2017-taiwan-lipid-guidelines-for-high-risk-patients
#15
REVIEW
Yi-Heng Li, Kwo-Chang Ueng, Jiann-Shing Jeng, Min-Ji Charng, Tsung-Hsien Lin, Kuo-Liong Chien, Chih-Yuan Wang, Ting-Hsing Chao, Ping-Yen Liu, Cheng-Huang Su, Shih-Chieh Chien, Chia-Wei Liou, Sung-Chun Tang, Chun-Chuan Lee, Tse-Ya Yu, Jaw-Wen Chen, Chau-Chung Wu, Hung-I Yeh
In Taiwan, the prevalence of hyperlipidemia increased due to lifestyle and dietary habit changes. Low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) are all significant predicting factors of coronary artery disease in Taiwan. We recognized that lipid control is especially important in patients with existed atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (ASCVD), including coronary artery disease (CAD), ischemic stroke and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Because the risk of ASCVD is high in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), lipid control is also necessary in these patients...
February 24, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223836/dyslipidemia-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-etiology-and-management
#16
REVIEW
Ivana Mikolasevic, Marta Žutelija, Vojko Mavrinac, Lidija Orlic
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), including those with end-stage renal disease, treated with dialysis, or renal transplant recipients have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality. Dyslipidemia, often present in this patient population, is an important risk factor for CVD development. Specific quantitative and qualitative changes are seen at different stages of renal impairment and are associated with the degree of glomerular filtration rate declining. Patients with non-dialysis-dependent CKD have low high-density lipoproteins (HDL), normal or low total cholesterol (TC) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, increased triglycerides as well as increased apolipoprotein B (apoB), lipoprotein(a) (Lp (a)), intermediate- and very-low-density lipoprotein (IDL, VLDL; "remnant particles"), and small dense LDL particles...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214690/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-polyherbal-formulation-for-the-management-of-dyslipidemia-and-hyperglycemia-in-patients-with-advanced-stage-of-type-2-diabetes
#17
Mahdi Zarvandi, Hassan Rakhshandeh, Mohammad Abazari, Reza Shafiee-Nick, Ahmad Ghorbani
The present clinical trial was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a polyherbal formulation (PHF) consisted of Allium sativum, Aloe vera, Nigella sativa, Plantago psyllium, Silybum marianum and Trigonella foenum-graecum for controlling dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia in patients with advanced-stage of type-2 diabetes. An open-label phase I trial was carried out on 30 patients who had hyperlipidemia and hyperglycemia before the beginning of the trial in spite of receiving statins and oral hypoglycemic drugs...
February 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213597/retrospective-examination-of-lipid-lowering-treatment-patterns-in-a-real-world-high-risk-cohort-in-the-uk-in-2014-comparison-with-the-national-institute-for-health-and-care-excellence-nice-2014-lipid-modification-guidelines
#18
Dylan L Steen, Irfan Khan, David Ansell, Robert J Sanchez, Kausik K Ray
BACKGROUND: In 2014, guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provided updated recommendations on lipid-modifying therapy (LMT). We assessed clinical practice contemporaneous to release of these guidelines in a UK general practice setting for secondary and high-risk primary-prevention populations, and extrapolated the findings to UK nation level. METHODS: Patients from The Health Improvement Network database with the following criteria were included: lipid profile in 2014 (index date); ≥20 years of age; ≥2 years representation in database prior to index; ≥1 statin indication either for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) or the non-ASCVD conditions high-risk diabetes mellitus and/or chronic kidney disease...
February 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205311/management-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-patients-with-anca-associated-vasculitis
#19
Carsten Paul Bramlage, Juliane Kröplin, Manuel Wallbach, Joan Minguet, Katherine Helen Smith, Stephan Lüders, Joachim Schrader, Susan Patschan, Oliver Gross, Cornelia Deutsch, Peter Bramlage, Gerhard Anton Müller, Michael Koziolek
OBJECTIVES: Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) is accompanied by increased cardiovascular (CV) risk. Treatment of AAV patients includes the management of conventional CV risk factors, primarily hypertension and hypercholesterolemia, while lipoprotein(a) (LP(a)) is an emerging potential target. METHODS: We performed a multicenter, retrospective study in Germany. Patients were considered if they were between 18 and 90 years old and presented with AAV...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202686/simvastatin-pre-treatment-improves-survival-and-mitochondrial-function-in-a-3-day-fluid-resuscitated-rat-model-of-sepsis
#20
Jerome Morel, Iain Hargreaves, David Brealey, Viruna Neergheen, Janne T Backman, Sandro Lindig, Marcus Bläss, Michael Bauer, Daniel F McAuley, Mervyn Singer
Statins may offer protective effects in sepsis through anti-inflammatory, mitochondrial protection and other actions. We thus evaluated the effects of simvastatin on survival, organ and mitochondrial function, tissue and plasma ubiquinone levels and liver transcriptomics in a 3-day rat model of sepsis. Comparisons of rat plasma simvastatin and ubiquinone levels were made against levels sampled in blood from patients with acute lung injury (ALI) enrolled into a trial of statin therapy. Animals received simvastatin by gavage either pre- or post-induction of faecal peritonitis...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
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