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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134498/vasoplegic-shock-treated-with-methylene-blue-complicated-by-severe-serotonin-syndrome
#1
Betty S Chan, Therese Becker, Angela L Chiew, Ahmed M Abdalla, Tom A Robertson, Xin Liu, Michael S Roberts, Nicholas A Buckley
INTRODUCTION: Management of severe vasoplegic shock in overdose can be very challenging. We describe a case of severe refractory vasodilatory shock in poisoning where methylene blue (MB) was used with success. However, the patient subsequently developed severe Serotonin Syndrome (SS) as a result of an interaction between serotonergic drugs and MB. CASE REPORT: A 15-year-old male developed severe vasoplegic shock 1.5 hours after overdosing on several different medications including quetiapine slow release, quetiapine immediate release, desvenlafaxine slow release, venlafaxine, amlodipine, ramipril, fluoxetine, promethazine and lithium...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123192/targeted-mitochondrial-therapy-using-mitoq-shows-equivalent-renoprotection-to-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibition-but-no-combined-synergy-in-diabetes
#2
Micheal S Ward, Nicole B Flemming, Linda A Gallo, Amelia K Fotheringham, Domenica A McCarthy, Aowen Zhuang, Peter H Tang, Danielle J Borg, Hannah Shaw, Benjamin Harvie, David R Briskey, Llion A Roberts, Manuel R Plan, Michael P Murphy, Mark P Hodson, Josephine M Forbes
Mitochondrial dysfunction is a pathological mediator of diabetic kidney disease (DKD). Our objective was to test the mitochondrially targeted agent, MitoQ, alone and in combination with first line therapy for DKD. Intervention therapies (i) vehicle (D); (ii) MitoQ (DMitoQ;0.6 mg/kg/day); (iii) Ramipril (DRam;3 mg/kg/day) or (iv) combination (DCoAd) were administered to male diabetic db/db mice for 12 weeks (n = 11-13/group). Non-diabetic (C) db/m mice were followed concurrently. No therapy altered glycaemic control or body weight...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073803/the-usefulness-of-a-single-arm-cuff-oscillometric-method-arteriograph-to-assess-changes-in-central-aortic-blood-pressure-and-arterial-stiffness-by-antihypertensive-treatment-results-from-the-doxazosin-ramipril-study
#3
Andreas Jekell, Thomas Kahan
PURPOSE: Inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system may have effects on vascular structure and function beyond the effects on blood pressure (BP) reduction. We studied the ability of a single arm cuff oscillometric method (Arteriograph, TensioMed, Hungary) to assess effects of antihypertensive treatment on BP and arterial stiffness. Furthermore, this technique was compared to pulse wave analysis and applanation tonometry (SphygmoCor, AtCor Medical, Australia). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Brachial and aortic BP, augmentation index (AIx), and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) was simultaneously assessed by both techniques in 71 untreated hypertensive patients...
October 26, 2017: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037057/-one-year-adherence-of-ramipril-versus-ramipril-amlodipine-fixed-dose-combination-therapy-in-hypertension
#4
Gábor Simonyi, Tamás Ferenci
INTRODUCTION: In the treatment of hypertension avoiding adverse cardiovascular complications to achieve target blood pressure is essential. The appropriate drug selection, and if necessary to change to combination therapy, patients adherence is important which may help fixed dose combination. AIM: The aim of the authors was to investigate the one year adherence of the ramipril and ramipril/amlodipine fixed dose combination in hypertensive patients. METHOD: Prescriptions database of the National Health Insurance Fund in Hungary on pharmacy-claims was analysed between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013...
October 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035197/drug-induced-kidney-injury-a-large-case-series-from-the-berlin-case-control-surveillance-study%C3%A2
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Antonios Douros, Elisabeth Bronder, Andreas Klimpel, Christiane Erley, Edeltraut Garbe, Reinhold Kreutz
OBJECTIVES: Drug-induced kidney injury (DIKI) may affect patients regardless of their baseline kidney function. Therefore, this study evaluated DIKI in patients with or without previous chronic kidney disease (CKD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Potential DIKI cases were ascertained using the network of the Berlin Case-Control Surveillance Study in all 51 Berlin hospitals from April 2010 until December 2011. Via face-to-face interviews and medical chart reviews, information on all previous drug intake, comorbidities, and demographics was gathered...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982651/mortality-reduction-associated-with-%C3%AE-adrenoceptor-inhibition-in-chronic-heart-failure-is-greater-in-patients-with-diabetes
#6
Klaus K Witte, Michael Drozd, Andrew M N Walker, Peysh A Patel, Jessica C Kearney, Sally Chapman, Robert J Sapsford, John Gierula, Maria F Paton, Judith Lowry, Mark T Kearney, Richard M Cubbon
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes increases mortality in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. Studies have questioned the safety of β-adrenoceptor blockers (β-blockers) in some patients with diabetes and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. We examined whether β-blockers and ACE inhibitors (ACEI) are associated with differential effects on mortality in CHF patients with and without diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of 1,797 patients with CHF recruited between 2006 and 2014, with mean follow-up of 4 years...
October 5, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974567/relative-and-combined-prognostic-importance-of-on-treatment-mean-and-visit-to-visit-blood-pressure-variability-in-ontarget-and-transcend-patients
#7
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Giuseppe Mancia, Helmut Schumacher, Michael Böhm, Josep Redon, Roland E Schmieder, Paolo Verdecchia, Peter Sleight, Koon Teo, Salim Yusuf
In 28 790 patients recruited for the ONTARGET (Ongoing Treatment Alone and in Combination With Ramipril Global End Point Trials) and TRANSCEND (Telmisartan Randomized Assessment Study in ACE Intolerant Subjects With Cardiovascular Disease) trials, we investigated the prognostic value for cardiovascular events (primary outcome) of (1)on-treatment visit-to-visit systolic blood pressure (SBP) variability versus mean SBP and (2) the 2 measures together. SBP variability was measured by the coefficient of variation (CV) of mean SBP to which it was unrelated...
November 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917079/insulin-autoimmune-syndrome-hirata-s-disease-in-an-italian-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#8
REVIEW
Simona Censi, Maria Paola Albergoni, Nicoletta Gallo, Mario Plebani, Marco Boscaro, Corrado Betterle
We describe the case of a 54-year-old Caucasian Italian male experiencing episodes of hypoglycemia, occurring mainly after meals. He had never been exposed to insulin and was taking ramipril, flecainide and acetylsalicylic acid. An oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) showed high blood glucose levels diagnostic for diabetes mellitus at 120 min and hypoglycemia with inappropriately high insulin levels at 240 min. The 72-h fasting test, abdominal computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography-CT were normal...
September 16, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882562/candesartan-prevents-resiniferatoxin-induced-sensory-small-fiber-neuropathy-in-mice-by-promoting-angiotensin-ii-mediated-at2-receptor-stimulation
#9
Flavien Bessaguet, Aurore Danigo, Laurent Magy, Franck Sturtz, Alexis Desmoulière, Claire Demiot
Sensory defects associated with small-fiber neuropathy (SFN) can lead to profound disabilities. The relationship between the sensory nervous system and modulation of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has been described and focused on pain and neurodegeneration in several animal models. We have recently developed an experimental model of functional sensory neuropathy showing thermal hypoalgesia and neuropeptide depletion without nerve fiber degeneration. Here, we aimed to determine whether the modulation of angiotensin II (Ang II) activity could prevent sensory neuropathy induced by RTX...
September 5, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830083/metoprolol-increases-uric-acid-and-risk-of-gout-in-african-americans-with-chronic-kidney-disease-attributed-to-hypertension
#10
Stephen P Juraschek, Lawrence J Appel, Edgar R Miller
BACKGROUND: There is little evidence guiding selection of nondiuretic, antihypertensive agents with a goal of lowering uric acid (SUA) and minimizing gout risk. METHODS: In the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK) trial, African Americans with chronic kidney disease were randomly assigned to metoprolol (a beta-blocker), ramipril (an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors [ACEi]), or amlodipine (a dihydropyridine calcium-channel blocker)...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814846/erratum-olmesartan-vs-ramipril-in-the-treatment-of-hypertension-and-associated-clinical-conditions-in-the-elderly-a-reanalysis-of-two-large-double-blind-randomized-studies-at-the-light-of-the-most-recent-blood-pressure-targets-recommended-by-guidelines-corrigendum
#11
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733066/effective-use-of-levosimendan-in-anthracycline-induced-cardiomyopathy-a-case-report
#12
Nikolaos Miaris, Stefanos Zezas, Joseph Sgouros, Dimitra-Christina Zirou, Stefania Gkoura, George Stamoulis, Helen Angelopoulou, George Avgeropoulos, Epaminondas Samantas
BACKGROUND: Anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy is a serious side effect that ranges from mild left ventricular systolic impairment to congestive heart failure and cardiogenic shock. Currently, there is no evidence indicating the effective use of levosimendan in these cases. OBJECTIVE: We aim to present a case of life-threatening doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy that was successfully managed with levosimendan. CASE: A 48-year-old female with formerly normal heart function, who had been treated with doxorubicin-based regimens for dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma, presented with cardiomyopathy with low left ventricular ejection fraction eight months after the last infusion...
September 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722356/hansen-solubility-parameters-for-assay-method-optimization-of-simvastatin-ramipril-atenolol-hydrochlorothiazide-and-aspirin-in-human-plasma-using-liquid-chromatography-with-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Murali Mohan Reddy Devalapalli, Hanumanth Srikanth Cheruvu, Thejaswi Yertha, Vijaya Bhaskar Veeravalli, Sunitha Sampathi, Savithri Shivakumar
A simple, specific, sensitive, validated method was developed using liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization of human plasma for the simultaneous estimation of drugs (simvastatin, ramipril, atenolol, hydrochlorothiazide, and aspirin) of Polycap(TM) capsule used in cardiovascular therapy. The interaction of these actives including internal standards between the stationary and mobile phase were investigated using Hansen solubility parameters. Chromatographic separation was performed on Phenomenex Synergi Polar-RP (30 × 2 mm, 4 μm) column with a gradient mobile phase composition of acetonitrile and 5 mM ammonium formate for positive mode and 0...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702139/ramipril-associated-cholestasis-in-the-setting-of-recurrent-drug-induced-liver-injury
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David Forner, Tasha Kulai, Thomas Arnason, Steven E Gruchy, Magnus MacLeod
Aim: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) are commonly used to treat hypertension. Although generally well tolerated, the adverse effects of ACEIs include hypotension, cough, acute kidney injury and hyperkalemia. Rare reports of ACEI-induced hepatotoxicity have been described, most notably a cholestatic pattern of injury related to captopril. A 67-year-old male presented to the emergency department with a three-week history of jaundice, pruritis and weakness. Eight weeks before, he began taking ramipril and clopidogrel...
2017: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667742/gingival-bleeding-a-possible-serious-adverse-drug-reaction-an-observational-study-in-the-french-pharmacovigilance-database
#15
Emmanuelle Bondon-Guitton, Thibaut Mourgues, Vanessa Rousseau, Sarah Cousty, Judith Cottin, Guillaume Drablier, Joëlle Micallef, Jean-Louis Montastruc
INTRODUCTION: Antithrombotic drugs are known to increase the risk of gingival bleeding because they affect coagulation. However, other drugs could also be involved in gingival bleeding. AIM: We performed a pharmacoepidemiological study to identify the drugs most frequently "suspected" in the occurrence of gingival bleeding. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We selected reports of "gingival bleeding" from 1 January 1985 to 30 September 2014 in the French PharmacoVigilance Database...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595700/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibition-early-after-heart-transplantation
#16
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
William F Fearon, Kozo Okada, Jon A Kobashigawa, Yuhei Kobayashi, Helen Luikart, Sean Sana, Tiffany Daun, Steven A Chmura, Seema Sinha, Garett Cohen, Yasuhiro Honda, Michael Pham, David B Lewis, Daniel Bernstein, Alan C Yeung, Hannah A Valantine, Kiran Khush
BACKGROUND: Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) remains a leading cause of mortality after heart transplantation (HT). Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) may retard the development of CAV but have not been well studied after HT. OBJECTIVES: This study tested the safety and efficacy of the ACEI ramipril on the development of CAV early after HT. METHODS: In this prospective, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 96 HT recipients were randomized to undergo ramipril or placebo therapy...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566504/apigenin-ameliorates-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-nephropathy-in-rats-via-mapk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-tnf-%C3%AE-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1-mapk-fibronectin-pathways
#17
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Salma Malik, Kapil Suchal, Sana Irfan Khan, Jagriti Bhatia, Kamal Kishore, Amit Kumar Dinda, Dharamvir Singh Arya
Diabetic nephropathy (DN), a microvascular complication of diabetes, has emerged as an important health problem worldwide. There is strong evidence to suggest that oxidative stress, inflammation, and fibrosis play a pivotal role in the progression of DN. Apigenin has been shown to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiapoptotic, antifibrotic, as well as antidiabetic properties. Hence, we evaluated whether apigenin halts the development and progression of DN in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551727/introduction-of-therapeutic-reference-pricing-in-slovenia-and-its-economic-consequences
#18
Nika Marđetko, Mitja Kos
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the economic outcomes that arose from the introduction of therapeutic reference pricing (TRP) into Slovenian practice in 2013, based on the first three therapeutic classes, namely proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs), and lipid-lowering agents (LLAs). METHODS: National health claims data on prescription medicines from January 2011 to December 2015 were analyzed. Monthly medicine expenditure, medicine consumption, changes in medicine use, and market competition (Herfindahl-Hirschman index) were determined to assess the TRP impact on market dynamics...
May 27, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539578/drug-induced-inhibition-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-and-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-results-in-nearly-therapy-resistant-bradykinin-induced-angioedema-a-case-report
#19
Janina Hahn, Susanne Trainotti, Thomas K Hoffmann, Jens Greve
BACKGROUND Bradykinin is an underestimated mediator of angioedema. One subgroup of bradykinin induced angioedema is angioedema triggered by treatment with angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Due to its localization in the head and neck region and its unpredictable course, it is a possibly life-threatening condition. There is not an officially approved treatment for ACE inhibitor induced angioedema. CASE REPORT We present a case of an 83-year-old woman, who presented to our ENT department because of acute swelling of the tongue...
May 25, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538203/uhplc-ms-ms-method-with-sample-dilution-to-test-therapeutic-adherence-through-quantification-of-ten-antihypertensive-drugs-in-urine-samples
#20
Amedeo De Nicolò, Valeria Avataneo, Franco Rabbia, Mauro Sciandra, Francesco Tosello, Jessica Cusato, Elisa Perlo, Paolo Mulatero, Franco Veglio, Giovanni Di Perri, Antonio D'Avolio
Nowadays, hypertension represents an important health problem, particularly in developed countries. In some cases the standard therapeutic approaches are not able to reestablish the normal blood pressure values: this condition is called "resistant hypertension". However, a fraction of cases of resistant hypertension are actually due to poor adherence to the prescribed therapy. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring could represent a direct and useful tool to correctly identify non-compliant patients. Nevertheless, high throughput methods for the simultaneous monitoring of a wide panel of drugs in the same analysis are lacking and, furthermore, there is not a generally acknowledged "standard" matrix for this test (plasma or urine)...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
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