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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324932/an-ict-and-mobile-health-integrated-approach-to-optimize-patients-education-on-hypertension-and-its-management-by-physicians-the-patients-optimal-strategy-of-treatment-post-pilot-study
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Fabio Albini, Xiaoqiu Liu, Camilla Torlasco, Davide Soranna, Andrea Faini, Renata Ciminaghi, Ada Celsi, Matteo Benedetti, Antonella Zambon, Marco di Rienzo, Gianfranco Parati
INTRODUCTION: Uncontrolled hypertension is largely attributed to unsatisfactory doctor's engagement in its optimal management and to poor patients' compliance to therapeutic interventions. ICT and mobile Health solutions might improve these conditions, being widely available and providing highly effective communication strategies. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether ICT and mobile Health tools are able to improve hypertension control by improving doctors' engagement and by increasing patients' education and involvement, and their compliance to lifestyle modification and prescribed drug therapy...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324828/evaluation-of-dna-damage-and-physiological-responses-in-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus-linnaeus-1758-exposed-to-sub-lethal-diclofenac-dcf
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Pramod K Pandey, Malachy N O Ajima, Kundan Kumar, Nalini Poojary, Saurav Kumar
The frequent bioaccumulation of pharmaceuticals in the aquatic ecosystem has raised a concern about their possible ecotoxicological consequences. DNA damage, haematological changes and activities of oxidative stress enzymes in Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus in response to diclofenac (DCF) exposure were investigated for up to 60 days at the concentrations of 0.17, 0.34 and 0.68mgL(-1) in the fish liver. Evaluation of genotoxic effects of the drug in the liver, using single-cell gel electrophoresis, showed DNA damage on exposure at the concentrations of 0...
March 8, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324647/metabolism-and-distribution-of-clozapine-n-oxide-implications-for-nonhuman-primate-chemogenetics
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Jessica Raper, J Scott Daniels, Ryan D Morrison, Leonard Howell, Jocelyne Bachevalier, Thomas Wichmann, Adriana Galvan
The use of Designer Receptors Exclusively Activated by Designer Drugs (DREADDs) in neuroscience has rapidly expanded in rodent studies, but has lagged behind in nonhuman primate (NHP) experiments, slowing the development of this method for therapeutic use in humans. One reason for the slow adoption of DREADD technology in primates is that the pharmacokinetic properties and bioavailability of clozapine-n-oxide (CNO), the most commonly used ligand for human muscarinic (hM) DREADDs, are not fully described in primates...
March 21, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319185/real-time-monitoring-of-human-blood-brain-barrier-disruption
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Vesa Kiviniemi, Vesa Korhonen, Jukka Kortelainen, Seppo Rytky, Tuija Keinänen, Timo Tuovinen, Matti Isokangas, Eila Sonkajärvi, Topi Siniluoto, Juha Nikkinen, Seppo Alahuhta, Osmo Tervonen, Taina Turpeenniemi-Hujanen, Teemu Myllylä, Outi Kuittinen, Juha Voipio
Chemotherapy aided by opening of the blood-brain barrier with intra-arterial infusion of hyperosmolar mannitol improves the outcome in primary central nervous system lymphoma. Proper opening of the blood-brain barrier is crucial for the treatment, yet there are no means available for its real-time monitoring. The intact blood-brain barrier maintains a mV-level electrical potential difference between blood and brain tissue, giving rise to a measurable electrical signal at the scalp. Therefore, we used direct-current electroencephalography (DC-EEG) to characterize the spatiotemporal behavior of scalp-recorded slow electrical signals during blood-brain barrier opening...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318043/the-effects-of-pregnancy-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-infliximab-and-adalimumab-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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C H Seow, Y Leung, N Vande Casteele, E Ehteshami Afshar, D Tanyingoh, G Bindra, M J Stewart, P L Beck, G G Kaplan, S Ghosh, R Panaccione
BACKGROUND: Transplacental transfer of infliximab and adalimumab results in detectable drug levels in the cord blood and infant. AIM: To determine if pregnancy influenced the pharmacokinetics of anti-TNF agents in women with inflammatory bowel disease. METHODS: Twenty-five women from the University of Calgary inflammatory bowel disease(IBD) pregnancy clinic on maintenance infliximab or adalimumab were recruited prospectively with serum bio-banking performed each trimester...
March 20, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316874/computational-drug-repositioning-using-continuous-self-controlled-case-series
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Zhaobin Kuang, James Thomson, Michael Caldwell, Peggy Peissig, Ron Stewart, David Page
Computational Drug Repositioning (CDR) is the task of discovering potential new indications for existing drugs by mining large-scale heterogeneous drug-related data sources. Leveraging the patient-level temporal ordering information between numeric physiological measurements and various drug prescriptions provided in Electronic Health Records (EHRs), we propose a Continuous Self-controlled Case Series (CSCCS) model for CDR. As an initial evaluation, we look for drugs that can control Fasting Blood Glucose (FBG) level in our experiments...
August 2016: KDD: Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315901/the-effect-of-sitagliptin-on-lipid-metabolism-of-fatty-liver-mice-and-related-mechanisms
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Bilin Xu, Tian Shen, Lin Chen, Juan Xia, Cuiping Zhang, Hongping Wang, Ming Yu, Tao Lei
BACKGROUND In clinics, patients with type 2 diabetes complicated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) have been shown to receive significant improvements in blood glucose levels, lipid levels, and liver function after sitagliptin treatment, although the mechanism of drug action remains poorly understood. This study investigated the possible mechanism of sitagliptin on lipid metabolism of NAFLD mice. MATERIAL AND METHODS Male C57/BL6 mice were induced for NAFLD via 16 weeks of a high-fat diet, and were treated with 15 mg/kg/day sitagliptin for 16 consecutive weeks...
March 19, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315429/vinpocetine-reduces-diclofenac-induced-acute-kidney-injury-through-inhibition-of-oxidative-stress-apoptosis-cytokine-production-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-mice
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Victor Fattori, Sergio M Borghi, Carla F S Guazelli, Andressa C Giroldo, Jefferson Crespigio, Allan J C Bussmann, Letícia Coelho-Silva, Natasha G Ludwig, Tânia L Mazzuco, Rubia Casagrande, Waldiceu A Verri
Acute kidney injury (AKI) represents a complex clinical condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Approximately 19%-33% AKI episodes in hospitalized patients are related to drug-induced nephrotoxicity. Although considered safe, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as diclofenac have received special attention in the past years due to the potential risk of renal damage. Vinpocetine is a nootropic drug known to have anti-inflammatory properties. In the present study, we investigated the effect and mechanisms of vinpocetine in a model of diclofenac-induced AKI...
March 14, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315166/effects-of-thromboprophylactic-doses-of-apixaban-and-rivaroxaban-on-coagulation-and-thrombin-generation-in-association-with-total-hip-replacement
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Tuukka A Helin, Lauri Virtanen, Mikko Manninen, Jarkko Leskinen, Juhana Leppilahti, Lotta Joutsi-Korhonen, Riitta Lassila
Factor Xa inhibitors (FXaI) apixaban and rivaroxaban are used for thromboprophylaxis after major elective orthopaedic surgery. Because few patient sample studies exist, we postoperatively assessed patients undergoing unilateral total hip arthroplasty, including 22 treated with apixaban (2.5 mg BID) and 20 treated with rivaroxaban (10 mg OD). We collected blood samples before and 3 h after drug intake at 4 time points, preoperatively, as well as on day 1, week 1 (day 2-8) and day 28 post-operation. APTT and PT were immediately analysed...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314985/the-role-of-new-oral-anticoagulants-in-orthopaedics-an-update-of-recent-evidence
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REVIEW
Dimitrios V Papadopoulos, Ioannis Kostas-Agnantis, Ioannis Gkiatas, Andreas G Tsantes, Panagiota Ziara, Anastasios V Korompilias
Rivaroxaban, dabigatran, apixaban and edoxaban are the four available new oral anticoagulants (NOAC) which are currently approved for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis after total hip and knee replacement. Large phase 3 and phase 4 studies comparing NOAC with low molecular weight heparins have shown similar results regarding the efficacy and safety of these two categories of anticoagulants. Management of bleeding complications is a matter of great significance. Three reversal agents have been developed: idarucizumab, andexanet alfa and ciraparantag...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303556/serum-fibroblast-growth-factor-1-is-associated-with-the-decreased-risk-of-obesity-in-human
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Jinzhou Zhu, Yuming Wang, Kefu Zhu, Jianguo Gao, Xingyong Wan, Xunlei Pang, Sujuan Fei
As a transducer of PPARγ signaling, recent evidence supports that fibroblast growth factor 1 (FGF1) mediates adipose tissue remodeling and insulin sensitivity. This study is to assess the role of serum FGF1 in obesity. A hospital-based case-control study of 154 subjects was conducted. Serum level of FGF1 was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The serum level of FGF1 in the lean (119.0 [103.1-146.1] pg/ml) was higher than it in the subjects with overweight/obesity (111.9 [80.3-127.4] pg/ml, P=0...
March 16, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303514/euglycemic-ketosis-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-on-sglt2-inhibitor-therapy-an-emerging-problem-and-solutions-offered-by-diabetes-technology
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A Pfützner, D Klonoff, L Heinemann, N Ejskjaer, J Pickup
Diabetic ketoacidosis is an infrequent but life-threatening acute complication of diabetes, affecting predominantly patients with type 1 diabetes, children, and pregnant women, where ketosis is usually associated with marked hyperglycemia. Recently, an increasing number of cases have been reported of euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis in patients with type 2 diabetes receiving sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor treatment in routine practice. There is a minor, but not negligible diabetic ketoacidosis risk associated with this drug class, which was not seen in randomized clinical trials...
March 17, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302754/apixaban-pharmacokinetics-at-steady-state-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Thomas A Mavrakanas, Caroline F Samer, Sharon J Nessim, Gershon Frisch, Mark L Lipman
It is unclear whether warfarin is protective or harmful in patients with ESRD and atrial fibrillation. This state of equipoise raises the question of whether alternative anticoagulants may have a therapeutic role. We aimed to determine apixaban pharmacokinetics at steady state in patients on hemodialysis. Seven patients received apixaban 2.5 mg twice daily for 8 days. Blood samples were collected before and after apixaban administration on days 1 and 8 (nondialysis days). Significant accumulation of the drug was observed between days 1 and 8 with the 2...
March 16, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302582/characterization-of-pegylated-and-non-pegylated-liposomal-formulation-for-the-delivery-of-hypoxia-activated-vinblastine-n-oxide-for-the-treatment-of-solid-tumors
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Vidhi M Shah, Duc X Nguyen, Adel Alfatease, Shay Bracha, Adam Wg Alani
Solid tumors often contain hypoxic regions which are resistant to standard chemotherapy and radiotherapy. We have developed a liposomal delivery system for a prodrug of vinblastine (CPD100) which converts to the parent compound only in the presence of lower oxygen levels. As a part of this work we have developed and optimized two formulations of CPD100: one composed of sphingomyelin/cholesterol (55/45; mol/mol) (CPD100Li) and the other composed of sphingomyelin/cholesterol/PEG (55/40/5; mol/mol) (CPD100 PEGLi)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302554/structure-based-analysis-of-single-nucleotide-variants-in-the-renin-angiotensinogen-complex
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REVIEW
David K Brown, Olivier Sheik Amamuddy, Özlem Tastan Bishop
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays an important role in regulating blood pressure and controlling sodium levels in the blood. Hyperactivity of this system has been linked to numerous conditions including hypertension, kidney disease, and congestive heart failure. As such, various classes of drugs have been developed to inhibit this system. These drugs are aimed at preventing angiotensin II from performing its function by inhibiting angiotensin II receptors or inhibiting angiotensin-converting enzyme from converting angiotensin I to angiotensin II...
March 13, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301421/persistence-of-hiv-drug-resistance-among-south-african-children-given-nevirapine-to-prevent-mother-to-child-transmission
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Ruth Kanthula, Theresa Rossouw, Ute D Feucht, Gisela Van Dyk, Ingrid A Beck, Rachel Silverman, Scott Olson, Christen Salyer, Sharon Cassol, Lisa M Frenkel
OBJECTIVES: We set out to examine the prevalence and persistence of mutations conferring high-level nonnucleoside-reverse-transcriptase (NNRTI)-resistance in a cohort of HIV-infected children who had failed prophylaxis to prevent mother-to-child-transmission (PMTCT). DESIGN: A prospective observational cohort study at the Pediatric HIV Clinic at Kalafong Provincial Tertiary Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa. METHODS: Children referred for initiation of ART were enrolled from July 2010 through February 2013...
March 15, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300867/consistent-platelet-inhibition-with-ticagrelor-60-mg-twice-daily-following-myocardial-infarction-regardless-of-diabetes-status
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Mark R Thomas, Dominick J Angiolillo, Marc P Bonaca, Ramzi A Ajjan, Heather M Judge, Fabiana Rollini, Francesco Franchi, Arif J Ahsan, Deepak L Bhatt, Julia F Kuder, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Marc Cohen, Rangasamy Muthusamy, Marc S Sabatine, Robert F Storey
Diabetes increases cardiovascular risk and reduces pharmacodynamic response to some oral antiplatelet drugs. This study aimed to determine whether ticagrelor 60 mg twice daily (bid) provided potent and consistent platelet inhibition in patients with vs without diabetes in the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 platelet function substudy. Out of 180 patients studied, 58 patients were randomised to and had received at least four weeks of ticagrelor 60 mg bid, with 20 (34 %) having diabetes, 58 patients received ticagrelor 90 mg bid, with 12 (21 %) having diabetes, and 64 patients received placebo, with 18 (28 %) having diabetes...
March 16, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299616/promise-of-sglt2-inhibitors-in-heart-failure-diabetes-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Pieter Martens, Chantal Mathieu, Frederik H Verbrugge
This review provides mechanistic insight in the pleiotropic effects of sodium-glucose transporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors with particular interest to the pathophysiology of heart failure. The SGLT-2 inhibitor empagliflozin has recently demonstrated an unprecedented 38% reduction in cardiovascular mortality in patients with diabetes. Despite modest effects on long-term glycemic control, highly significant reductions in heart failure admissions and end-stage kidney disease were observed. SGLT-2 inhibitors are the latest approved class of glucose-lowering agents...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298652/patient-specific-blood-pressure-correction-technique-for-arterial-stiffness-evaluation-in-a-cohort-on-anti-angiogenic-medication
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Bart Spronck, Tammo Delhaas, Anouk Gw De Lepper, Julie Giroux, François Goldwasser, Pierre Boutouyrie, Maureen Alivon, Koen D Reesink
Arterial pulse wave velocity (PWV) depends on blood pressure (BP). Correction of PWV for BP is commonly performed using a statistical approach, requiring a patient cohort. We recently developed a mechanistic, model-predictive approach to assess BP-independent changes in carotid PWV (cPWV) at the level of the individual. The goal of the present study is to compare our novel technique to conventional statistical correction, in the context of anti-cancer therapy using anti-angiogenic drugs (AADs). AADs frequently lead to a PWV increase, but also to hypertension, underlining the need for BP correction of PWV measurements...
March 16, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296739/ugt1a1-28-relationship-with-abnormal-total-bilirubin-levels-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-outcomes-from-a-case-control-study
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Marcelo Moreira Tavares de Souza, Victor Van Vaisberg, Rodrigo Martins Abreu, Aline Siqueira Ferreira, Camila daSilvaFerreira, Paulo Dominguez Nasser, Helena Scavone Paschoale, Flair José Carrilho, Suzane Kioko Ono
Gilbert syndrome (GS) is a frequent benign clinical condition, marked by intermittent unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia, mostly due to the polymorphism uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase 1A1*28 (UGT1A1*28). Hyperbilirubinemia has been reported in a GS patient undergoing hepatitis C treatment, and other UGT isoforms polymorphisms have been linked to worse outcomes in viral hepatitis. Yet, little is known to GS contributions' to the liver disease scenario. Our aim was to assess UGT1A1 genotypes' frequency in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients and correlate with total bilirubin (TB)...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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