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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641333/validation-of-brain-angiotensin-system-blockade-as-a-novel-drug-target-in-pharmacological-treatment-of-neuropsychiatric-disorders
#1
Dominik Wincewicz, Jan J Braszko
Retreat in psychiatric drug development results in innovative medication decline that might be at least partially overcome by adjunct therapy. New evidence from clinical studies has shown a possible role for brain Renin-Angiotensin System (RAS) in both affective and psychotic disorders. Simultaneously, rapidly accumulating data from basic studies indicate effectiveness of central RAS blockade in much broader range of neuropsychiatric disease. Recent findings implicate brain RAS, especially Angiotensin II (Ang II), in neural pathophysiology of mental disorders through neuroendocrine modulation and effects on neurotransmitter release, mostly noradrenaline, acetylcholine and dopamine...
June 22, 2017: Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622402/prevalence-of-concurrent-prescribing-of-ace-is-and-arbs-among-beneficiaries-of-puerto-rico-s-government-sponsored-health-care-plan-during-2012-and-2013
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Denise Figueroa-Ríos, José J Hernández-Muñoz, Aileen García-Albarrán, Emily A García-Rodríguez, Glendaliz Méndez-Hernández, Suzette M Vélez-Rivera
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular conditions are the second cause of death in Puerto Rico. The individual use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-Is) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) is considered the first-line therapy for the treatment of several cardiovascular-related medical conditions. However, the concurrent use of these 2 therapeutic classes of drugs is not supported by treatment guidelines. Studies have shown that their concurrent use represents a potential health risk...
June 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619367/the-vasoprotective-axes-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-physiological-relevance-and-therapeutic-implications-in-cardiovascular-hypertensive-and-kidney-diseases
#3
REVIEW
Xiao C Li, Jianfeng Zhang, Jia L Zhuo
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is undisputedly one of the most prominent endocrine (tissue-to-tissue), paracrine (cell-to-cell) and intracrine (intracellular/nuclear) vasoactive systems in the physiological regulation of neural, cardiovascular, blood pressure, and kidney function. The importance of the RAS in the development and pathogenesis of cardiovascular, hypertensive and kidney diseases has now been firmly established in clinical trials and practice using renin inhibitors, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, type 1 (AT1) angiotensin II (ANG II) receptor blockers (ARBs), or aldosterone receptor antagonists as major therapeutic drugs...
June 12, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616249/quality-of-care-for-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-primary-care-setting-a-retrospective-cohort-study-from-ontario-canada
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Danielle M Nash, Scott Brimble, Maureen Markle-Reid, Eric McArthur, Karen Tu, Gihad E Nesrallah, Allan Grill, Amit X Garg
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic kidney disease may not be receiving recommended primary renal care. OBJECTIVE: To use recently established primary care quality indicators for chronic kidney disease to determine the proportion of patients receiving recommended renal care. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using administrative data with linked laboratory information. SETTING: The study was conducted in Ontario, Canada, from 2006 to 2012...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614094/plasma-renin-activity-to-plasma-aldosterone-concentration-ratio-correlates-with-night-time-and-pulse-pressures-in-essential-hypertensive-patients-treated-with-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-at1-blockers
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Francesco Spannella, Federico Giulietti, Paolo Balietti, Elisabetta Borioni, Francesca E Lombardi, Maddalena Ricci, Guido Cocci, Laura Landi, Riccardo Sarzani
OBJECTIVES: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-I) and AT1 blockers (ARB) are commonly used antihypertensive drugs, but several factors may affect their effectiveness. We evaluated the associations between ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring (ABPM) parameters and plasma renin activity (PRA)-to-plasma aldosterone concentration (PAC) ratio (RAR) to test renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibition in essential hypertensive patients treated with ACE-I or ARB for at least 12 months...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602366/treatment-of-heart-failure-with-abnormal-left-ventricular-systolic-function-in-older-adults
#6
REVIEW
Wilbert S Aronow
Heart failure (HF) with abnormal left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction should be identified and treated. Treat hypertension with diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and β-blockers. Treat myocardial ischemia with nitrates and β-blockers. Treat volume overload and HF with diuretics. Treat HF with ACE inhibitors and β-blockers. Sacubitril/valsartan may be used instead of an ACE inhibitor or ARB in chronic symptomatic HF and abnormal LV ejection fraction. Add isosorbide dinitrate/hydralazine in African Americans with class II to IV HF treated with diuretics, ACE inhibitors, and β-blockers...
July 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577742/dual-renin-angiotensin-system-blockade-for-nephroprotection
#7
Piero Ruggenenti
In experimental diabetic and nondiabetic chronic kidney disease, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) combination therapy reduce proteinuria and prevent structural lesions more effectively than either drug alone. Consistently, in humans, a multidrug individually tailored antiproteinuric treatment based on combination therapy with maximum tolerated doses of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers ("Remission Clinic") reduced proteinuria and prevented end-stage renal disease more effectively than angiotensin-converting enzyme/angiotensin receptor blockers monotherapy, in particular in subjects with nondiabetic chronic kidney disease...
April 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515958/attitudes-and-preferences-for-the-clinical-management-of-hypertension-and-hypertension-related-cerebrovascular-disease-in-the-general-practice-results-of-the-italian-hypertension-and-brain-survey
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Giuliano Tocci, Arrigo F Cicero, Massimo Salvetti, Maria Beatrice Musumeci, Andrea Ferrucci, Claudio Borghi, Massimo Volpe
BACKGROUND: The aim of this survey was to evaluate attitudes and preferences for the clinical management of hypertension and hypertension-related cerebrovascular diseases (CVD) in Italy. METHODS: A predefined 16-item survey questionnaire was anonymously administered to a large community sample of general practitioners (GPs), trained by specialized physicians (SPs), who have been included in an educational program between January and November 2015. RESULTS: A total of 591 physicians, among whom 48 (8%) training SPs and 543 (92%) trained GPs, provided 12,258 valid answers to the survey questionnaire...
2017: Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514280/ten-year-trends-in-anti-retroviral-therapy-persistence-among-us-medicaid-beneficiaries-2001-2010
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Bora Youn, Theresa I Shireman, Yoojin Lee, Omar Galárraga, Aadia I Rana, Amy C Justice, Ira B Wilson
OBJECTIVE: Whether the rate of HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) persistence has improved over time in the U.S. is unknown. We examined ART persistence trends between 2001 and 2010, using non-HIV medications as a comparator. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using Medicaid claims. We defined persistence as the duration of treatment from the first to the last fill date before a 90-day permissible gap, and used Kaplan-Meier curves and Cox proportional hazard models to assess crude and adjusted non-persistence...
May 16, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497594/the-impact-of-regulatory-action-on-the-co-prescribing-of-renin-angiotensin-system-blockers-in-uk-primary-care
#10
Craig Allen, Katherine Donegan
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of regulatory action taken in June 2014 on the co-prescribing of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockers in UK primary care. METHODS: RAS blocker prescriptions, issued between 01/01/2009-30/06/2015, were extracted from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink to estimate the quarterly prevalence (number of patients with at least one co-prescription) and incidence (number of patients first receiving a RAS blocker co-prescription) of co-prescribing...
May 11, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484118/effects-of-tolvaptan-with-or-without-the-pre-administration-of-renin-angiotensin-system-blockers-in-hospitalized-patients-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Sen Adachi, Shin-Ichiro Miura, Yuhei Shiga, Tadaaki Arimura, Joji Morii, Takashi Kuwano, Ken Kitajima, Atsushi Iwata, Natsumi Morito, Kanta Fujimi, Eiji Yahiro, Hiroaki Nishikawa, Keijiro Saku
We examined whether tolvaptan combined with an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) or angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-I) is more effective than tolvaptan alone in the treatment of patients with heart failure (HF). Sixty-five hospitalized patients with acute decompensated HF were included in this study. They were divided into 2 groups; an ARB/ACE-I group (n = 44, who received ARB or ACE-I before the use of tolvaptan) and a non-ARB/ACE-I group (n = 21). There were no significant differences in patient characteristics including medications at baseline between the non-ARB/ACE-I and ARB/ACE-I groups with the exception of the percentages of hypertension and ischemic heart disease...
May 8, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462600/symptomatic-recovery-and-pharmacological-management-in-a-clinical-cohort-with-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
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Anders Barasa, Valentina Goloskokova, Lars Ladfors, Harshida Patel, Maria Schaufelberger
AIM: We aimed to characterize the clinical course with focus on pharmacological management of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) in Sweden. METHODS: Twenty-four consecutive patients were retrospectively identified among women presenting with PPCM in Western Sweden. Of these, 14 had concomitant preeclampsia. There was only one fatality. The mean (standard deviation) left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) at diagnosis was 35.0 ± 9.9%. Ten women, 47.6%, required intensive care unit (ICU) admission...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460827/heart-failure
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REVIEW
Marco Metra, John R Teerlink
Heart failure is common in adults, accounting for substantial morbidity and mortality worldwide. Its prevalence is increasing because of ageing of the population and improved treatment of acute cardiovascular events, despite the efficacy of many therapies for patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, such as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), β blockers, and mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists, and advanced device therapies. Combined angiotensin receptor blocker neprilysin inhibitors (ARNIs) have been associated with improvements in hospital admissions and mortality from heart failure compared with enalapril, and guidelines now recommend substitution of ACE inhibitors or ARBs with ARNIs in appropriate patients...
April 28, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460769/premature-coronary-artery-disease-in-india-coronary-artery-disease-in-the-young-cady-registry
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S S Iyengar, Rajiv Gupta, Sandhya Ravi, Saral Thangam, Thomas Alexander, C N Manjunath, R Keshava, C B Patil, Annie Sheela, J P S Sawhney
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs at younger age in India but only a limited number of studies have evaluated risk factors and management status. This is a multisite observational registry to assess risk factors and treatment patterns in young patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and stable ischemic heart disease (IHD). METHODS: We recruited 997 young patients (men <55, women <65y) presenting with ACS or stable IHD successively at 22 centers across India...
March 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446026/medical-therapy-before-carotid-endarterectomy
#15
Daniele Bissacco, Michele Carmo, Iacopo Barbetta, Raffaello Dallatana, Piergiorgio G Settembrini
We evaluated the evolution of chronic medical therapy in patients admitted for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) over a 13-year period and to analyze the difference in medical treatment between symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. A retrospective study was conducted on patients treated between 2002 and 2015. The use of antiplatelets (acetylsalicylic acid [ASA], ticlopidine, and clopidogrel), oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT), statins and antihypertensives (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors [ACE-I]/angiotensin receptor blockers [ARBs], β-blockers [BB]) administration was evaluated...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426793/prevalence-of-cardiovascular-medication-on-secondary-prevention-after-myocardial-infarction-in-china-between-1995-2015-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Min Zhao, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Xin Wang, Johannes B Reitsma, Dong Zhao, Diederick E Grobbee, Ian Graham, Ilonca Vaartjes
BACKGROUND: Myocardial Infarction (MI) has become a major cause of morbidity and mortality in China, but little is known about the prevalence of guideline-recommended cardiovascular medications after MI events over the last two decades. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to summarize cardiovascular medication use between 1995-2015 and to assess factors in associated with the trends in cardiovascular medications. METHOD: A systematic search was conducted in four databases (Pubmed, Embase, CENTRAL, and CNKI) to obtain observational studies published between 1995 and 2015, reporting on the use of cardiovascular medications in China...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416734/the-angiotensin-receptor-blocker-losartan-inhibits-mammary-tumor-development-and-progression-to-invasive-carcinoma
#17
Rhiannon Coulson, Seng H Liew, Angela A Connelly, Nicholas S Yee, Siddhartha Deb, Beena Kumar, Ana C Vargas, Sandra A O'Toole, Adam C Parslow, Ashleigh Poh, Tracy Putoczki, Riley J Morrow, Mariah Alorro, Kyren A Lazarus, Evie F W Yeap, Kelly L Walton, Craig A Harrison, Natalie J Hannan, Amee J George, Colin D Clyne, Matthias Ernst, Andrew M Allen, Ashwini L Chand
Drugs that target the Renin-Angiotensin System (RAS) have recently come into focus for their potential utility as cancer treatments. The use of Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs) and Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors (ACEIs) to manage hypertension in cancer patients is correlated with improved survival outcomes for renal, prostate, breast and small cell lung cancer. Previous studies demonstrate that the Angiotensin Receptor Type I (AT1R) is linked to breast cancer pathogenesis, with unbiased analysis of gene-expression studies identifying significant up-regulation of AGTR1, the gene encoding AT1R in ER+ve/HER2-ve tumors correlating with poor prognosis...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399844/implementation-of-a-pragmatic-randomized-trial-of-screening-for-chronic-kidney-disease-to-improve-care-among-non-diabetic-hypertensive-veterans
#18
Carmen A Peralta, Martin Frigaard, Anna D Rubinsky, Leticia Rolon, Lowell Lo, Santhi Voora, Karen Seal, Delphine Tuot, Shirley Chao, Kimberly Lui, Phillip Chiao, Neil Powe, Michael Shlipak
BACKGROUND: Whether screening for chronic kidney disease (CKD) can improve the care of persons at high risk for complications remains uncertain. We describe the design and early implementation experience of a pilot, cluster-randomized pragmatic trial to evaluate the feasibility, implementation, and effectiveness of a "triple marker" CKD screening program (creatinine, cystatin C and albumin to creatinine ratio) for improving care among hypertensive veterans seen in primary care at one Veterans Administration Hospital...
April 12, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395659/abelmoschus-manihot-a-traditional-chinese-medicine-versus-losartan-potassium-for-treating-iga-nephropathy-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Ping Li, Yi-Zhi Chen, Hong-Li Lin, Zhao-Hui Ni, Yong-Li Zhan, Rong Wang, Hong-Tao Yang, Jing-Ai Fang, Nian-Song Wang, Wen-Ge Li, Xue-Feng Sun, Xiang-Mei Chen
BACKGROUND: IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is one of the most common primary glomerular diseases worldwide, but effective therapy remains limited and many patients progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Only angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-I)/angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARB) show a high level of evidence (1B level) of being of value in the treatment for IgAN according to the 2012 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines. However, traditional Chinese medicine has raised attention in kidney disease research...
April 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389482/what-are-the-risks-and-benefits-of-temporarily-discontinuing-medications-to-prevent-acute-kidney-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Penny Whiting, Andrew Morden, Laurie A Tomlinson, Fergus Caskey, Thomas Blakeman, Charles Tomson, Tracey Stone, Alison Richards, Jelena Savović, Jeremy Horwood
OBJECTIVES: To summarise evidence on temporary discontinuation of medications to prevent acute kidney injury (AKI). DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised and non-randomised studies. PARTICIPANTS: Adults taking diuretics, ACE inhibitors (ACEI), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB), direct renin inhibitors, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, metformin or sulfonylureas, experiencing intercurrent illnesses, radiological or surgical procedures...
April 7, 2017: BMJ Open
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