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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345505/the-pharmacological-management-of-metabolic-syndrome
#1
Julie Rask Larsen, Lorena Dima, Christoph U Correll, Peter Manu
Introduction The metabolic syndrome includes a constellation of several well-established risk factors, which need to be aggressively treated in order to prevent overt type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. While recent guidelines for the treatment of individual components of the metabolic syndrome focus on cardiovascular benefits as resulted from clinical trials, specific recent recommendations on the pharmacological management of metabolic syndrome are lacking. The objective of present paper was to review the therapeutic options for metabolic syndrome and its components, the available evidence related to their cardiovascular benefits, and to evaluate the extent to which they should influence the guidelines for clinical practice...
January 18, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344107/managing-hyponatremia-in-lung-cancer-latest-evidence-and-clinical-implications
#2
REVIEW
Ilaria Fiordoliva, Tania Meletani, Maria Giuditta Baleani, Silvia Rinaldi, Agnese Savini, Marzia Di Pietro Paolo, Rossana Berardi
Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder in lung cancer patients. This condition may be related to many causes including incidental medications, concurrent diseases and side effects of antineoplastic treatments or the disease itself. Although not frequently life-threatening, it is usually associated with prolonged hospitalization, delays in scheduled chemotherapy, worsening of patient performance status and quality of life and may also negatively affect treatment response and survival. Most of the available data focus on thoracic tumors, especially small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), where hyponatremia is frequently related to the syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH)...
November 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341798/phenolic-constituents-and-inhibitory-effects-of-hibiscus-sabdariffa-l-sorrel-calyx-on-cholinergic-monoaminergic-and-purinergic-enzyme-activities
#3
Ganiyu Oboh, Taiwo M Adewuni, Adedayo O Ademiluyi, Tosin A Olasehinde, Ayokunle O Ademosun
This study revealed the effect of phenolic extract from Hibiscus sabdariffa L. (sorrel) calyx on acetylcholinesterase (AChE), butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), monoamine oxidase (MAO), and ecto-5' nucleotidase (E-NTDase) activities as well as pro-oxidant-induced oxidative damage in rat brain in vitro. Sorrel extract inhibited AChE (EC50 = 46.96 µg/mL), BChE (EC50 = 40.38 µg/mL), MAO (EC50 = 43.69 µg/mL), and E-NTDase (EC50 = 40.52 µg/mL) and stimulated Na+/K+-ATPase (EC50 = 22.01 µg/mL) activities. The phenolic extract also reduced Fe2+- (EC50 = 22...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340313/treatment-of-severe-hyperkalemia-confronting-4-fallacies
#4
REVIEW
J Gary Abuelo
Severe hyperkalemia is a medical emergency that can cause lethal arrhythmias. Successful management requires monitoring of the electrocardiogram and serum potassium concentrations, the prompt institution of therapies that work both synergistically and sequentially, and timely repeat dosing as necessary. It is of concern then that, based on questions about effectiveness and safety, many physicians no longer use 3 key modalities in the treatment of severe hyperkalemia: sodium bicarbonate, sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate [Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc...
January 2018: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336990/failure-of-intracardiac-pacing-after-fatal-propafenone-overdose-a-case-report
#5
Ivan Zeljković, Nikola Bulj, Matea Kolačević, Vedran Čabrilo, Diana Delić Brkljačić, Šime Manola
BACKGROUND: Propafenone is a sodium-channel blocker, class IC antiarrhythmic drug, frequently used to manage supraventricular dysrhythmias, especially atrial fibrillation. We report a self mono-intoxication with propafenone. CASE REPORT: A 68-year-old woman presented with a decreased level of consciousness, hypotension, and electrocardiogram showing QRS widening with atrial asystole and extreme bradycardia < 20 beats/min. After initial stabilization with transcutaneous pacing, laboratory findings detected normal electrolyte ranges and metabolic acidosis, and her medical history revealed availability of propafenone due to paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and depressive syndrome, which led to the suspicion of intoxication...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326859/severe-hyponatremia-presenting-with-minimal-symptoms
#6
Anita Lwanga, Amira Mohamed, Mayank Patel, Andres Serrano
Hyponatremia is a common electrolyte abnormality, however, encountering a patient with serum sodium level below 100 mEq/L and minimal symptoms is unusual. We present the case of an 86-year-old woman who was found to have serum sodium levels of 99 mEq/L. Her only complaint was difficulty in walking. On admission, and throughout her hospital stay, she did not have altered mental status, focal neurological deficits, or adverse outcomes. Her history, blood work, and urine studies pointed towards a diagnosis of thiazide-associated hyponatremia...
November 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326407/-the-effects-of-smart-program-for-patients-who-underwent-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-sp-pci-on-disease-related-knowledge-health-behavior-and-quality-of-life-a-non-randomized-controlled-trial
#7
Jueun Lee, Haejung Lee
PURPOSE: To identify the effects of a smart program for the patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (SP-PCI) on coronary disease-related knowledge, health behaviors, and quality of life. METHODS: A nonequivalent control group with a non-synchronized design was utilized and 48 participants (experimental=22, control=26) were recruited from a university hospital in Gyeongsang area from May to December, 2016. The 12-week SP-PCI consisted of self-study of health information using smart phone applications (1/week), walking exercise (>5/week) using smart band, feedback using Kakao talk (2/week), and telephone counseling (1/week)...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326277/%C3%A2-patiromer-for-the-management-of-hyperkalaemia
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Hyperkalaemia is a potentially life-threatening condition, in which there is an abnormally high concentration of potassium ions in the blood.1,2 Cation-exchange resins (e.g. calcium or sodium polystyrene sulfonate) that bind potassium in the gastrointestinal tract to increase faecal elimination have been used as part of the management of hyperkalaemia but they have some serious adverse effects, including potentially fatal gastrointestinal necrosis.3,4 Patiromer (▼Veltassa - Vifor Fresenius) is a cation-exchange polymer that is licensed for the treatment of hyperkalaemia in adults and, unlike other exchange resins, its licence is not restricted to people with anuria, severe oliguria or those requiring or undergoing dialysis...
January 2018: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322303/salt-tolerance-of-two-perennial-grass-brachypodium-sylvaticum-accessions
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Nir Sade, Maria Del Mar Rubio Wilhelmi, Xiaojuan Ke, Yariv Brotman, Matthew Wright, Imran Khan, Wagner De Souza, Elias Bassil, Christian M Tobias, Roger Thilmony, John P Vogel, Eduardo Blumwald
We studied the salt stress tolerance of two accessions isolated from different areas of the world (Norway and Tunisia) and characterized the mechanism(s) regulating salt stress in Brachypodium sylvaticum Osl1 and Ain1. Perennial grasses are widely grown in different parts of the world as an important feedstock for renewable energy. Their perennial nature that reduces management practices and use of energy and agrochemicals give these biomass crops advantages when dealing with modern agriculture challenges such as soil erosion, increase in salinized marginal lands and the runoff of nutrients...
January 10, 2018: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322280/direct-cardiovascular-impact-of-sglt2-inhibitors-mechanisms-and-effects
#10
REVIEW
Abdullah Kaplan, Emna Abidi, Ahmed El-Yazbi, Ali Eid, George W Booz, Fouad A Zouein
Diabetes is a global epidemic and a leading cause of death with more than 422 million patients worldwide out of whom around 392 million alone suffer from type 2 diabetes (T2D). Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) are novel and effective drugs in managing glycemia of T2D patients. These inhibitors gained recent clinical and basic research attention due to their clinically observed cardiovascular protective effects. Although interest in the study of various SGLT isoforms and the effect of their inhibition on cardiovascular function extends over the past 20 years, an explanation of the effects observed clinically based on available experimental data is not forthcoming...
January 11, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318728/diagnosis-and-management-of-hyponatraemia-in-the-older-patient
#11
REVIEW
Michael Woodward, Peter Gonski, Mathis Grossmann, John Obeid, Ron Scholes, Duncan J Topliss
Hyponatraemia (serum sodium concentration below 135 mmol/L) is the most common electrolyte disturbance and occurs commonly in older people. The causes can be complex to diagnose and treat and many published guidelines do not focus on the issues in an older patient group. Here, we are principally concerned with diagnosis and management of euvolaemic and hypervolaemic hyponatraemia in hospitalised patients over 70 years old. We also aim to increase awareness of hyponatraemia in residential aged care facilities and the community...
January 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318638/voltage-gated-sodium-channels-nav-igating-the-field-to-determine-their-contribution-to-visceral-nociception
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Andelain Erickson, Annemie Deiteren, Andrea M Harrington, Sonia Garcia-Caraballo, Joel Castro, Ashlee Caldwell, Luke Grundy, Stuart M Brierley
Chronic visceral pain, altered motility and bladder dysfunction are common, yet poorly managed symptoms of functional and inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts. Recently, numerous human channelopathies of the voltage-gated sodium (NaV ) channel family have been identified, which induce either painful neuropathies, an insensitivity to pain, or alterations in smooth muscle function. The identification of these disorders, in addition to the recent utilisation of genetically modified NaV mice and specific NaV channel modulators, has shed new light on how NaV channels contribute to the function of neuronal and non-neuronal tissues within the gastrointestinal tract and bladder...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317332/safety-and-efficacy-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-sglt2-inhibitors-in-type-1-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
REVIEW
Dana El Masri, Samiran Ghosh, Linda A Jaber
AIMS: Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are currently FDA approved for the management of type 2 diabetes. Our objective was to review the available evidence of the effects of SGLT2 inhibitors on HbA1c, body weight, and total daily insulin dose, as well as their safety profile in patients with type 1 diabetes. METHODS: Four randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were identified by conducting a systematic search of PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Scopus and Cochrane library databases through August 2017...
January 6, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316616/revitalising-silver-nitrate-for-caries-management
#14
REVIEW
Sherry Shiqian Gao, Irene Shuping Zhao, Steve Duffin, Duangporn Duangthip, Edward Chin Man Lo, Chun Hung Chu
Silver nitrate has been adopted for medical use as a disinfectant for eye disease and burned wounds. In dentistry, it is an active ingredient of Howe's solution used to prevent and arrest dental caries. While medical use of silver nitrate as a disinfectant became subsidiary with the discovery of antibiotics, its use in caries treatment also diminished with the use of fluoride in caries prevention. Since then, fluoride agents, particularly sodium fluoride, have gained popularity in caries prevention. However, caries is an infection caused by cariogenic bacteria, which demineralise enamel and dentine...
January 6, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313267/impact-of-canagliflozin-treatment-on-health-related-quality-of-life-among-people-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-pooled-analysis-of-patient-reported-outcomes-from-randomized-controlled-trials
#15
Jennifer Cai, Linda M Delahanty, Sydney Akapame, April Slee, Shana Traina
BACKGROUND: Evidence from patient-reported outcomes in clinical trials may explain health-related behaviors observed in the real world. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this analysis was to evaluate the effect of treatment with canagliflozin, a sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor, compared with placebo or sitagliptin on health-related quality-of-life outcomes in participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus from the clinical development program. METHODS: Patient-reported outcomes data from four randomized controlled trials of canagliflozin (n = 2536) were pooled and analyzed to evaluate participants' interest in continuing study medication; satisfaction with weight; and physical, mental, and emotional health after 26-52 weeks of treatment with canagliflozin vs...
January 8, 2018: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311318/freshwater-salinization-syndrome-on-a-continental-scale
#16
Sujay S Kaushal, Gene E Likens, Michael L Pace, Ryan M Utz, Shahan Haq, Julia Gorman, Melissa Grese
Salt pollution and human-accelerated weathering are shifting the chemical composition of major ions in fresh water and increasing salinization and alkalinization across North America. We propose a concept, the freshwater salinization syndrome, which links salinization and alkalinization processes. This syndrome manifests as concurrent trends in specific conductance, pH, alkalinity, and base cations. Although individual trends can vary in strength, changes in salinization and alkalinization have affected 37% and 90%, respectively, of the drainage area of the contiguous United States over the past century...
January 8, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305691/the-capos-mutation-in-atp1a3-alters-na-k-atpase-function-and-results-in-auditory-neuropathy-which-has-implications-for-management
#17
Lisbeth Tranebjærg, Nicola Strenzke, Sture Lindholm, Nanna D Rendtorff, Hanne Poulsen, Himanshu Khandelia, Wojciech Kopec, Troels J Brünnich Lyngbye, Christian Hamel, Cecile Delettre, Beatrice Bocquet, Michael Bille, Hanne H Owen, Toke Bek, Hanne Jensen, Karen Østergaard, Claes Möller, Linda Luxon, Lucinda Carr, Louise Wilson, Kaukab Rajput, Tony Sirimanna, Katherine Harrop-Griffiths, Shamima Rahman, Barbara Vona, Julia Doll, Thomas Haaf, Oliver Bartsch, Hendrik Rosewich, Tobias Moser, Maria Bitner-Glindzicz
Cerebellar ataxia, areflexia, pes cavus, optic atrophy and sensorineural hearing impairment (CAPOS) is a rare clinically distinct syndrome caused by a single dominant missense mutation, c.2452G>A, p.Glu818Lys, in ATP1A3, encoding the neuron-specific alpha subunit of the Na+/K+-ATPase α3. Allelic mutations cause the neurological diseases rapid dystonia Parkinsonism and alternating hemiplegia of childhood, disorders which do not encompass hearing or visual impairment. We present detailed clinical phenotypic information in 18 genetically confirmed patients from 11 families (10 previously unreported) from Denmark, Sweden, UK and Germany indicating a specific type of hearing impairment-auditory neuropathy (AN)...
January 5, 2018: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301002/should-we-eat-more-potassium-to-better-control-blood-pressure-in-hypertension
#18
Michel Burnier
Changes in lifestyle and nutrition are recommended as the first-step approach to the management of hypertension by all national and international guidelines. Today, when considering nutritional factors in hypertension, almost all the attention is focused on the reduction of salt intake to improve blood pressure (BP) control. Changes in potassium intake are only briefly evoked in guidelines. Few physicians actually think about proposing to eat more foods that are high in potassium (fruits, vegetables, nuts) to better control BP...
January 2, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297709/utilization-and-budget-impact-of-tolvaptan-in-the-inpatient-setting-among-patients-with-heart-failure-and-hyponatremia
#19
Alpesh N Amin, Jesse D Ortendahl, Amanda L Harmon, Siddhesh A Kamat, Robert A Stellhorn, Sandra L Chase, Shirin V Sundar
OBJECTIVE: Assess characteristics of patients with heart failure (HF) and hyponatremia (HN) using tolvaptan, a selective vasopressin V2-receptor antagonist, for sodium correction, and estimate the budget impact of tolvaptan use in a hospital. METHODS: The Premier Hospital Database was analyzed to assess the utilization of tolvaptan, characteristics of users and non-users, and hospitalization costs among patients with HF and HN. Using these findings, a model was developed to estimate tolvaptan costs in proportion to total medical costs of managing patients with HF and HN, and the budget impact of tolvaptan use...
January 3, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290890/intravenous-fluid-selection-rationales-in-acute-clinical-management
#20
Wing Yan Shirley Cheung, Wai Kwan Cheung, Chun Ho Lam, Yeuk Wai Chan, Hau Ching Chow, Ka Lok Cheng, Yau Hang Wong, Chak Wah Kam
BACKGROUND: Intravenous fluid (IVF) is commonly used in acute clinical management. This study aimed to review the choice and primary considerations in IVF prescriptions and to evaluate the adequacy of guidelines and trainings on it in the New Territories West Cluster (NTWC) of Hong Kong. METHODS: This is a descriptive study based on data collected from an online survey. Data were processed by SPSS for statistical analysis. This study focused on a general description and doctor-nurse between group comparison...
2018: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
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