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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743130/sglt-2-inhibition-a-potential-new-treatment-for-diabetic-kidney-disease
#1
Robert D Toto
Diabetic nephropathy is the leading cause of kidney failure. Treatments with drugs that block the renin-angiotensin system have proven beneficial in slowing kidney disease progression among those with diabetes; their benefit is limited and they do not stop disease progression. Despite multiple clinical trials of various interventions including dual blockade of the renin-angiotensin system over the past 15 years, no new therapies have emerged to slow kidney disease progression in diabetes. SGLT-2 inhibitors are a new class of antiglycemic drugs that have been shown to lower blood glucose by inhibition of the sodium-glucose transporter 2 in the proximal tubule of the kidney...
July 26, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742912/association-of-genetic-variants-related-to-serum-calcium-levels-with-coronary-artery-disease-and-myocardial-infarction
#2
Susanna C Larsson, Stephen Burgess, Karl Michaëlsson
Importance: Serum calcium has been associated with cardiovascular disease in observational studies and evidence from randomized clinical trials indicates that calcium supplementation, which raises serum calcium levels, may increase the risk of cardiovascular events, particularly myocardial infarction. Objective: To evaluate the potential causal association between genetic variants related to elevated serum calcium levels and risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and myocardial infarction using mendelian randomization...
July 25, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742839/flavonols-reduce-aortic-atherosclerosis-lesion-area-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
James Phie, Smriti M Krishna, Joseph V Moxon, Safraz M Omer, Robert Kinobe, Jonathan Golledge
Diets rich in flavonoids have been reported to have beneficial effects in the primary prevention of cardiovascular events. There are limited data, however, on the cardiovascular benefits of purified flavonoids. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to examine the reported effects of isolated flavonoids on aortic atherosclerosis in a mouse model. Medline, Pubmed, Science direct and Web of Science were searched to identify studies which examined the effect of isolated flavonoids on aortic atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E deficient mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742642/pathway-for-the-management-of-sleep-apnea-in-the-cardiac-patient
#4
Emad F Aziz, Allison Selby, Edgar Argulian, Joshua Aziz, Eyal Herzog
Sleep-disordered breathing is a highly prevalent medical condition, which if undiagnosed leads to increased morbidity and mortality, particularly related to increased incidence of cardiovascular events. It is therefore imperative that we identify patient population at high risk for sleep apnea and refer them to the appropriate therapy as early as possible. Up-to-date there is no management guideline specifically geared towards cardiac patients. Thus, we propose a (SAP) Sleep Apnea Pathway to correctly identify and triage these patients to the appropriate therapy...
September 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741456/effects-of-oral-and-non-insulin-injectable-antidiabetic-treatment-in-hypertension-a-systematic-review
#5
Vasiliki Katsi, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Georgia Vogiatzi, Dimitrios Oikonomou, Maria Megapanou, John Skoumas, Charalampos Vlachopoulos, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus type 2 (T2DM) often co-exists with hypertension, and this aggregation of co-morbidities amplifies the risk for future cardiovascular events. Therefore, it appears crucial to understand the essence of choosing oral and non-insulin injectable anti-diabetic drugs (ADs) with a favorable hemodynamic impact that could partially attenuate the increased baseline cardiovascular risk. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the effect of ADs on blood pressure (BP) indices and to assess the potential role of certain ADs towards hypertension treatment...
May 19, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741051/a-nationwide-prospective-cohort-study-of-patients-with-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease-in-japan-the-reach-j-ckd-cohort-study
#6
Junichi Hoshino, Kei Nagai, Hirayasu Kai, Chie Saito, Yukiko Ito, Koichi Asahi, Masahide Kondo, Kunitoshi Iseki, Chiho Iseki, Hirokazu Okada, Naoki Kashihara, Ichiei Narita, Takashi Wada, Christian Combe, Ronald L Pisoni, Bruce M Robinson, Kunihiro Yamagata
BACKGROUND: Epidemiology and outcomes of Japanese patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD)-an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) < 45 ml/min/1.73 m(2)-has remained largely unexamined. METHODS: We conducted a nationwide survey to determine the distribution of Japanese CKD patients, and are conducting a cohort study of these patients. A questionnaire eliciting details about facilities and their CKD practices was sent to all clinics/hospitals with nephrologists...
July 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740627/correlation-between-severity-of-ultrasonographic-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-cardiometabolic-risk-among-filipino-wellness-patients
#7
Lucky R Cuenza, Tamara Louise J Razon, Juan Carlo Dayrit
Introduction: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a prevalent condition which is known to be related to factors that predispose to the development of coronary artery disease as well as development of metabolic syndrome. The study aimed to determine the association between ultrasound-based grading of hepatic steatosis with metabolic profile and estimated cardiovascular risk using the Framingham Risk Score (FRS). Methods: This was a cross-sectional study on 100 Filipino patients without established cardiovascular disease who underwent a general wellness health evaluation...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740456/carotid-artery-stiffness-digital-endothelial-function-and-coronary-calcium-in-patients-with-essential-thrombocytosis-free-of-overt-atherosclerotic-disease
#8
Matjaz Vrtovec, Ajda Anzic, Irena Preloznik Zupan, Katja Zaletel, Ales Blinc
BACKGROUND: Patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are at increased risk for atherothrombotic events. Our aim was to determine if patients with essential thrombocytosis (ET), a subtype of MPNs, free of symptomatic atherosclerosis, have greater carotid artery stiffness, worse endothelial function, greater coronary calcium and carotid plaque burden than control subjects. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 40 ET patients without overt vascular disease, and 42 apparently healthy, age and sex-matched control subjects with comparable classical risk factors for atherosclerosis and Framingham risk of coronary disease were enrolled...
June 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740397/eligibility-for-alirocumab-or-evolocumab-treatment-in-1090-hypercholesterolemic-patients-referred-to-a-regional-cholesterol-treatment-center-with-ldl-cholesterol-%C3%A2-70-mg-dl-despite-maximal-tolerated-ldl-cholesterol-lowering-therapy
#9
Vybhav Jetty, Charles J Glueck, Kevin Lee, Naila Goldenberg, Marloe Prince, Ashwin Kumar, Michael Goldenberg, Ishan Anand, Ping Wang
BACKGROUND: Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitors, Praluent (alirocumab [ALI]) and Repatha (evolocumab [EVO]) have been approved as adjuncts to the standard-of-care maximal-tolerated dose (MTD) of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLC)-lowering therapy (LLT), statin therapy, in heterozygous (HeFH) (ALI or EVO) or homozygous (EVO) familial hypercholesterolemia, or clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) where LDLC lowering is insufficient (both). Since LDLC lowering has been revolutionized by ALI and EVO, specialty pharmaceutical pricing models will be applied to a mass market...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739344/design-and-rationale-of-the-intima-medial-thickness-sub-study-of-the-prevention-of-cardiovascular-events-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-high-risk-of-cerebral-hemorrhage-picasso-imt-study
#10
Woo-Keun Seo, Yong Jae Kim, Juneyoung Lee, Sun U Kwon
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is one of the main mechanisms of stroke and cardiovascular diseases and is associated with increased risk of recurrent stroke and cardiovascular events. Intima-medial thickness (IMT) is a well-known surrogate marker of atherosclerosis and has been used to predict stroke and cardiovascular events. However, the clinical significance of IMT and IMT change in stroke has not been investigated in well-designed studies. The PreventIon of CArdiovascular events in iSchemic Stroke patients with high risk of cerebral hemOrrhage-Intima-Media Thickness (PICASSO-IMT) sub-study is designed to investigate the effects of cilostazol, probucol, or both on IMT in patients with stroke...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739139/results-of-the-hemo-study-suggest-that-p-cresol-sulfate-and-indoxyl-sulfate-are-not-associated-with-cardiovascular-outcomes
#11
Tariq Shafi, Tammy L Sirich, Timothy W Meyer, Thomas H Hostetter, Natalie S Plummer, Seungyoung Hwang, Michal L Melamed, Tanushree Banerjee, Josef Coresh, Neil R Powe
Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of mortality in hemodialysis patients, is not fully explained by traditional risk factors. To help define non-traditional risk factors, we determined the association of predialysis total p-cresol sulfate, indoxyl sulfate, phenylacetylglutamine, and hippurate with cardiac death, sudden cardiac death, and first cardiovascular event in the 1,273 participants of the HEMO Study. The results were adjusted for potential demographic, clinical, and laboratory confounders. The mean age of the patients was 58 years, 63% were Black and 42% were male...
July 21, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739036/meta-analysis-of-the-effect-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-on-cardiovascular-events-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#12
REVIEW
Yingke Zhao, Branda Yee-Man Yu, Yanfei Liu, Yue Liu
Increasing evidence proved that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with a variety of diseases, especially cardiovascular diseases. This study systematically reviewed the existing publications to assess the influence of OSA on cardiovascular survival among patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention. Eleven eligible publications, including 3,008 participants, were finally evaluated. Eight studies conducted adjustment of risk ratio for potential cardiovascular risk factors, 5 studies defined OSA groups as AHI (apnea hypopnea index) ≥15/hour, whereas the remaining eligible studies used AHI ≥5/hour, AHI ≥10/hour, or AHI ≥30/hour as the criteria...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738956/upper-extremity-pulse-pressure-predicts-amputation-free-survival-after-lower-extremity-bypass
#13
Eric S Wise, Justine E Wergin, Eric H Mace, Justiss A Kallos, Whitney E Muhlestein, Nicholas J Shelburne, Kyle M Hocking, Colleen M Brophy, Raul J Guzman
Increased pulse pressure reflects pathologic arterial stiffening and predicts cardiovascular events and mortality. The effect of pulse pressure on outcomes in lower extremity bypass patients remains unknown. We thus investigated whether preoperative pulse pressure could predict amputation-free survival in patients undergoing lower extremity bypass for atherosclerotic occlusive disease. An institutional database identified 240 included patients undergoing lower extremity bypass from 2005 to 2014. Preoperative demographics, cardiovascular risk factors, operative factors, and systolic and diastolic blood pressures were recorded, and compared between patients with pulse pressures above and below 80 mm Hg...
July 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738884/health-status-and-health-behaviors-among-citizen-endurance-nordic-skiers-in-the-united-states
#14
Paul J Anderson, Ralph S Bovard, Mohammad Hassan Murad, Timothy J Beebe, Zhen Wang
BACKGROUND: More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese (69%) placing them at high risk for a wide array of chronic diseases. Physical activity anchors most approaches to obesity prevention and weight management, but physical activity levels remain low in the general US population. As a group, citizen athletes who compete in Nordic skiing events such as the American Birkebeiner participate in fitness cultures that promote physical activity. METHODS: During October-November 2014, we emailed a 48 question online survey to 23,611 individuals who had participated in the American Birkebeiner ski event, the largest citizen ski race in North America...
July 24, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738813/efficacy-and-safety-of-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-pcsk9-inhibitors-alirocumab-and-evolocumab-a-post-commercialization-study
#15
Joshua Choi, Amir M Khan, Michael Jarmin, Naila Goldenberg, Charles J Glueck, Ping Wang
BACKGROUND: Efficacy-safety of proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors, alirocumab (ALI) and evolocumab (EVO), have previously been evaluated through controlled clinical trials with selective patient groups. Post-commercially, in 69 patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) and/or cardiovascular disease (CVD) with suboptimal LDL cholesterol (LDLC) lowering on maximal tolerated LDLC therapy, we assessed efficacy and safety of ALI and EVO. METHODS: Post-commercially, we started 29 patients on ALI 75 mg, 18 on ALI 150 mg, and 22 on EVO 140 mg every 2 weeks added to a maximally tolerated LDLC-lowering regimen...
July 24, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738763/an-evaluation-of-the-clinical-therapeutic-effect-of-lixisenatide-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-a-systematic-literature-review
#16
Arinze Nkemdirim Okere, Janele Montesdeoca, April Glasper, Vakaramoko Diaby
BACKGROUND: With cardiovascular disease accounting for approximately 50% of deaths in patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it is pertinent to initiate anti-diabetic medications with cardiovascular benefits. This systematic clinical review critically examines the clinical therapeutic effect of lixisenatide. METHODS: Data were gathered from articles indexed in PubMed, Google Scholar and Medline from 2010 - 2017, with the following search terms, "lixisenatide" and "GLP-1 receptor agonist...
July 24, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738487/-circadian-blood-pressure-characteristics-in-hospitalized-unstable-angina-pectoris-patients-with-hypertension
#17
W Zhang, H Zhu, S Y Yao, Y Li, J Liu, H Xue
Objective: To define the characteristic of circadian rhythm of blood pressure in unstable angina pectoris (UAP)patients with hypertension and its effects on the cardiovascular events. Methods: It was a prospective study.Based on coronary angiographic results, 742 consecutive hospitalized UAP patients with hypertension and 89 consecutive hospitalized hypertensive patients were recruited between September 2014 and December 2015 in this study. Clinical data and the results of 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) were analyzed...
July 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738485/-impact-and-clinical-outcome-of-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-use-during-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#18
J J Xu, Z Gao, Y Song, Y L Ma, X F Tang, Y Yao, C He, H H Wang, Y J Yang, R L Gao, S B Qiao, B Xu, J Q Yuan
Objective: To observe the impact and clinical outcome of intra-aortic balloon pump(IABP) use in patients underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods: From January 2013 to December 2013, 10 724 consecutive patients undergoing PCI were enrolled.After 2 years' follow-up, the incidence of major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events such as death, myocardial infarction, stent thrombosis, revascularization, recurrent stroke were recorded, propensity score was used to match baseline data, and the clinical outcomes in patients with IABP and non-IABP were compared...
July 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738483/-outcome-analysis-of-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-or-without-prior-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-operation
#19
Y Song, J J Xu, X F Tang, H H Wang, R Liu, P Jiang, L Jiang, L J Gao, Y Zhang, L Song, L J Xu, X Y Zhao, Z Gao, J Chen, R L Gao, S B Qiao, Y J Yang, B Xu, J Q Yuan
Objective: To investigate the impact of previous coronary artery bypass grafting(CABG) on long-term outcomes in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI). Methods: A total of 10 724 consecutive coronary heart disease patients undergoing PCI between January and December 2013 in Fuwai hospital were prospectively included in this research. According to CABG history, the patients were divided into CABG group(437 cases) and without CABG group(10 287 cases). The patients were followed up for 2 years...
July 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738423/continued-statin-prescriptions-after-adverse-reactions-and-patient-outcomes-a-cohort-study
#20
Huabing Zhang, Jorge Plutzky, Maria Shubina, Alexander Turchin
Background: Many patients discontinue statin treatment, often after having a possible adverse reaction. The risks and benefits of continued statin therapy after an adverse reaction are not known. Objective: To examine the relationship between continuation of statin therapy (any prescription within 12 months after an adverse reaction) and clinical outcomes. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: Primary care practices affiliated with 2 academic medical centers...
July 25, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
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