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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344754/role-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-and-angiotensinogen-gene-polymorphisms-in-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitor-mediated-antiproteinuric-action-in-type-2-diabetic-nephropathy-patients
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Neerja Aggarwal, Pawan Kumar Kare, Parul Varshney, Om Prakash Kalra, Sri Venkata Madhu, Basu Dev Banerjee, Anil Yadav, Alpana Raizada, Ashok Kumar Tripathi
AIM: To investigate the role of genetic variants of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and angiotensinogen (AGT) genes in the antiproteinuric efficacy of ACE inhibitor therapy in diabetic nephropathy (DN) patients. METHODS: In the present study, 270 type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with nephropathy were enrolled and treated with ACE inhibitor (ramipril) and followed at 6 mo for renal function and albumin excretion by estimating serum creatinine, end stage renal disease, and albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR) in urine...
March 15, 2017: World Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321020/assessment-of-dna-damage-in-leukocytes-of-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-by-comet-assay
#2
Mohd Akbar Bhat, Gursatej Gandhi
DNA damage in the peripheral blood leukocytes (PBL) of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) was investigated using the sensitive alkaline single cell gel electrophoresis (SCGE)/comet assay.This case-control study consisted of CAD patients (n = 200; mean age, 59.04 ± 0.75 years) undergoing treatment at local hospitals and age-, sex-, and ethnicity-matched healthy controls (n = 200; mean age, 57.88 ± 0.96 years) from the general population.CAD patients had significantly (P < 0.001) increased DNA damage (tail DNA percent (T-DNA %) 22...
March 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302660/rhabdomyolysis-induced-compartment-syndrome-secondary-to-atorvastatin-and-strenuous-exercise
#3
Louise Dunphy, Rossel Morhij, Sarah Tucker
A 50-year-old male UK resident with a history of hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia presented to the emergency department with a 48-hour history of sudden onset bilateral thigh swelling and pain unrelieved by regular analgesia. 3 days prior to presentation, he performed a vigorous workout in the gym. His medications included ramipril 5 mg once daily and atorvastatin 20 mg at night time. He was a non-smoker and did not consume alcohol. He reported no known drug allergies. Physical examination confirmed bilateral swollen thighs, with no overlying skin changes, clinically suggestive of compartment syndrome...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289077/selective-activation-of-ampk-b1-containing-isoforms-improves-kidney-function-in-a-rat-model-of-diabetic-nephropathy
#4
Christopher T Salatto, Russell A Miller, Kimberly O Cameron, Emily Cokorinos, Allan Reyes, Jessica Ward, Matt Calabrese, Ravi Kurumbail, Francis Rajamohan, Amit S Kalgutkar, David A Tess, Andre Shavnya, Nathan E Genung, David J Edmonds, Aditi Jatkar, Benjamin S Maciejewski, Marina Amaro, Harmeet Gandhok, Mara Monetti, Katherine Cialdea, Eliza Bollinger, John M Kreeger, Timothy M Coskran, Alan C Opsahl, Germaine G Boucher, Morris J Birnbaum, Paul DaSilva-Jardine, Tim Rolph
Diabetic nephropathy remains an area of high unmet medical need, with current therapies slowing, but not preventing the progression of disease. A reduced phosphorylation state of adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) has been correlated with diminished kidney function in both human subjects and animal models of kidney disease. Here, we describe the identification of novel, potent, small molecule activators of AMPK that selectively activate AMPK heterotrimers containing the β1 subunit. After confirming that human and rodent kidney predominately express AMPK β1, we explore the effects of pharmacologic activation of AMPK in the ZSF-1 rat model of diabetic nephropathy...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260760/pattern-of-anti-hypertensives-usage-in-hypertension-with-or-without-comorbidities-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
#5
S Ajmery, S K Saha, P C Paul, A Kabir, E Z Epsi, T A Munni, P Roy, S Khatun, S M Akhter, A Khatun
Hypertension is a chronic illness associated with high morbidity & mortality. A large number of antihypertensive drugs alone or in various combinations are available and physicians need to choose the most appropriate drug for a particular patient. The standard treatment guidelines and drug utilization studies at regular intervals help physicians to prescribe drugs rationally. The present study was conducted to evaluate the use of antihypertensive in hypertension with or without ischemic heart disease and diabetes mellitus at Department of Cardiology in Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh from July 2015 to October 2015...
January 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259714/protective-effect-of-losartan-and-ramipril-against-stress-induced-insulin-resistance-and-related-complications-anti-inflammatory-mechanisms
#6
Barinder Singh, Ashish Mourya, Sangeeta Pilkhwal Sah, Anil Kumar
Chronic restraint stress (CRS) is known to cause various behavioural and biochemical alterations, leading to several negative health outcomes. The present study was designed to explore the impact of inhibiting Renin angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) and inflammatory pathways in stress pathophysiology. In the present study, male LACA mice were subjected to restraint stress daily for 30 days. Losartan, nimesulide, ramipril, minocycline and their combinations were administered 45min prior to restraint stress daily and their effects were observed...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231587/potential-biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitor-induced-angioedema
#7
Murat Bas, Katharina Storck, Ulrich Strassen
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor-induced angioedema (ACEi-AE) is the most frequent drug-induced angioedema. The aim of this study was to evaluate potential biomarkers for the detection of the risk to develop an ACEi-AE. METHODS: Adult patients who started antihypertensive treatment with ramipril were included and followed up for 4-6 weeks. At baseline, 3 days, and 4-6 weeks after onset of therapy, blood samples were obtained. RESULTS: Twenty-four patients could be enrolled...
2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228970/comparison-of-endothelial-function-improvement-estimated-with-reactive-hyperemia-index-between-ramipril-and-telmisartan-in-hypertensive-patients
#8
You-Jeong Ki, Jae-Bin Seo, Hack-Lyoung Kim, Woo-Hyun Lim, Hye Yeon Seo, Jin Yong Lee, Woo-Young Chung
BACKGROUND: Endothelium has a function to regulate vascular tone by releasing mediators either vasodilating or vasoconstricting blood vessels. Endothelial dysfunction can be measured conveniently by Reactive Hyperemia Index (RHI) with a peripheral arterial tonometry. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin II (AT II) receptor blockers (ARBs) are considered to have beneficial effects on endothelium through inhibition of AT II. This study was performed to compare the effect of ACEIs or ARBs on endothelial function estimated by RHI in hypertensive patients...
2017: Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217527/vascular-legacy-hope-advances-to-empa-reg-and-leader-a-surprising-similarity
#9
Sanjay Kalra, Rakesh Sahay
Recently reported cardiovascular outcome studies on empagliflozin (EMPA-REG) and liraglutide (LEADER) have spurred interest in this field of diabetology. This commentary compares and contrasts these studies with two equally important outcome trials conducted using blood pressure lowering agents. A comparison with MICROHOPE (using ramipril) and ADVANCE (using perindopril + indapamide) blood pressure arms throws up interesting facts. The degree of blood pressure lowering, dissociation between cardiovascular and cerebrovascular benefits, and discordance between renal and retinal outcomes are surprisingly similar in these trials, conducted using disparate molecules...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195948/early-treatment-with-zofenopril-and-ramipril-in-combination-with-acetyl-salicylic-acid-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-results-of-a-5-year-follow-up-of-patients-of-the-smile-4-study
#10
Claudio Borghi, Stefano Omboni, Salvatore Novo, Dragos Vinereanu, Giuseppe Ambrosio, Ettore Ambrosioni
The SMILE-4 study showed that in patients with left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) following acute myocardial infarction (AMI), early treatment with zofenopril plus acetyl salicylic acid (ASA) is associated with an improved 1-year survival, free from death or hospitalization for cardiovascular (CV) causes, as compared to ramipril plus ASA. We now report on CV outcomes during a 5-year follow-up of the patients of the SMILE-4 study. 386 of the 518 patients completing the study (51.2%) could be tracked after the study end and 265 could be included in the analysis...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192475/adverse-cardiac-effects-of-exogenous-angiotensin-1-7-in-rats-with-subtotal-nephrectomy-are-prevented-by-ace-inhibition
#11
Louise M Burrell, Daniel Gayed, Karen Griggs, Sheila K Patel, Elena Velkoska
We previously reported that exogenous angiotensin (Ang) 1-7 has adverse cardiac effects in experimental kidney failure due to its action to increase cardiac angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) activity. This study investigated if the addition of an ACE inhibitor (ACEi) to Ang 1-7 infusion would unmask any beneficial effects of Ang 1-7 on the heart in experimental kidney failure. Male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent subtotal nephrectomy (STNx) and were treated with vehicle, the ACEi ramipril (oral 1mg/kg/day), Ang 1-7 (subcutaneous 24 μg/kg/h) or dual therapy (all groups, n = 12)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155333/cardioprotective-role-of-zofenopril-in-hypertensive-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-pooled-individual-data-analysis-of-the-smile-studies
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Claudio Borghi, Stefano Omboni, Giorgio Reggiardo, Stefano Bacchelli, Daniela Degli Esposti, Ettore Ambrosioni
PURPOSE: The four SMILE studies demonstrated that early administration of zofenopril following acute myocardial infarction is prognostically beneficial compared to placebo or other angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. In the present retrospective pooled analysis of individual SMILE studies, we evaluated the efficacy of zofenopril on cardiovascular (CV) outcomes in 1880 hypertensive and 1662 normotensive patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred and forty-nine hypertensives and 486 normotensives were treated with placebo, 980 and 786 with zofenopril 30-60 mg daily, 252 and 259 with lisinopril 5-10 mg daily, 199 and 131 with ramipril 10 mg daily, for 6 to 48 weeks...
February 3, 2017: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118402/effects-of-direct-renin-blockade-on-renal-systemic-hemodynamics-and-on-raas-activity-in-weight-excess-and-hypertension-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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A J Kwakernaak, L C Roksnoer, H J Lambers Heerspink, I van den Berg-Garrelds, G A Lochorn, J H van Embden Andres, M A Klijn, H Kobori, A H J Danser, G D Laverman, G J Navis
AIM: The combination of weight excess and hypertension significantly contributes to cardiovascular risk and progressive kidney damage. An unfavorable renal hemodynamic profile is thought to contribute to this increased risk and may be ameliorated by direct renin inhibition (DRI). The aim of this trial was to assess the effect of DRI on renal and systemic hemodynamics and on RAAS activity, in men with weight excess and hypertension. METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, cross-over clinical trial to determine the effect of DRI (aliskiren 300 mg/day), with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition (ACEi; ramipril 10 mg/day) as a positive control, on renal and systemic hemodynamics, and on RAAS activity (n = 15)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094583/signal-detection-activity-on-eudravigilance-data-analysis-of-the-procedure-and-findings-from-an-italian-regional-centre-for-pharmacovigilance
#14
Luca Monaco, Mauro Melis, Chiara Biagi, Monia Donati, Ester Sapigni, Alberto Vaccheri, Domenico Motola
BACKGROUND: In July 2012 a new European legislation (Directive 2010/84/EU and Regulation No. 1235/2010) regarding pharmacovigilance has become effective. It has boosted the activity of Signal Detection through a monthly analysis of potential safety signals on EudraVigilance (EV). Our aim is to describe the procedure of signal detection on EV data and to present results obtained by the our pharmacovigilance centre. METHOD: Data are extracted from EV database, which collects suspected Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) of medicinal products in Europe...
March 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045910/comparative-efficacy-and-safety-of-antihypertensive-agents-for-adult-diabetic-patients-with-microalbuminuric-kidney-disease-a-network-meta-analysis
#15
Rongzhong Huang, Yuxing Feng, Ying Wang, Xiaoxia Qin, Narayan Dhruvaraj Melgiri, Yang Sun, Xingsheng Li
BACKGROUND: Antihypertensive treatment mitigates the progression of chronic kidney disease. Here, we comparatively assessed the effects of antihypertensive agents in normotensive and hypertensive diabetic patients with microalbuminuric kidney disease. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were systematically searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing oral antihypertensive agents in adult diabetic patients with microalbuminuria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993410/consensus-document-for-the-use-of-the-polypill-in-the-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
#16
José Ramón González-Juanatey, José María Mostaza, José María Lobos, Benjamín Abarca, José Luis Llisterri, Gonzalo Baron-Esquivias, Enrique Galve, Rosa María Lidón, Francisco Xavier Garcia-Moll, Pedro Luis Sánchez, Carmen Suárez, Jesús Millán, Vicente Pallares, José Juan Alemán, Isabel Egocheaga
Cardiovascular disease is a chronic disorder which is usually already at an advanced stage when the first symptoms develop. The fact that the initial clinical presentation can be lethal or highly incapacitating emphasizes the need for primary and secondary prevention. It is estimated that the ratio of patients with good adherence to secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease is low and also decreases gradually over time. The Polypill for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease is the first fixed-dose combination therapy of salicylic acid, atorvastatin and ramipril approved in Spain...
February 9, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27972078/economic-evaluation-of-asa-100mg-simvastatin-40mg-and-ramipril-5-10mg-polypill-for-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-events-in-mexico
#17
L Kaskens, A Gracia, M Rodriguez Mendoza, Y Escobar Juárez, G Mendoza Medrano, H Soto Molina
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927602/acute-change-in-glomerular-filtration-rate-with%C3%A2-inhibition-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-does-not%C3%A2-predict-subsequent-renal-and-cardiovascular%C3%A2-outcomes
#18
Catherine M Clase, Joshua Barzilay, Peggy Gao, Andrew Smyth, Roland E Schmieder, Sheldon Tobe, Koon K Teo, Salim Yusuf, Johannes F E Mann
Initiation of blockade of the renin-angiotensin system may cause an acute decrease in glomerular filtration rate (GFR): the prognostic significance of this is unknown. We did a post hoc analysis of patients with, or at risk for, vascular disease, in two randomized controlled trials: Ongoing Telmisartan Alone and in combination with Ramipril Global Endpoint Trial (ONTARGET) and the Telmisartan Randomized AssessmeNt Study in ACE iNtolerant participants with cardiovascular Disease (TRANSCEND), whose median follow-up was 56 months...
December 4, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909412/modeling-disease-progression-angiotensin-ii-indirectly-inhibits-nitric-oxide-production-via-adma-accumulation-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#19
Haidong Wang, Hao Jiang, Haochen Liu, Xue Zhang, Guimei Ran, Hua He, Xiaoquan Liu
Nitric oxide (NO) production impairment is involved in the onset and development of hypertension. Although NO production impairment in spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) has been reported in a variety of researches, the time course of this progressive procedure, as well as its relationship with asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and angiotensin II (Ang II), has not been quantified. The aim of this research is to establish a mechanism-based disease progression model to assess Ang II and ADMA's inhibition of NO production in SHR's disease progression with/without ramipril's intervention...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885499/the-effects-of-alpha-1-adrenoceptor-blockade-and-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibition-on-central-and-brachial-blood-pressure-and-vascular-reactivity-the-doxazosin-ramipril-study
#20
Andreas Jekell, Majid Kalani, Thomas Kahan
We aimed to study whether inhibition of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system has effects on vascular structure and function beyond the effects on blood pressure reduction alone. Patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension (n = 61, age 54 ± 12 years, 34% women) received the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor ramipril 10 mg or the alpha 1-adrenoceptor blocker doxazosin 8 mg double-blind for 12 weeks. Aortic blood pressure, pulse wave velocity, and augmentation index were assessed by applanation tonometry...
November 24, 2016: Heart and Vessels
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