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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164516/mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonism-protects-the-aorta-from-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-and-collagen-deposition-in-a-rat-model-of-adrenal-aldosterone-producing-adenoma
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Yongji Yan, Chao Wang, Yiqin Lu, Huijie Gong, Zhun Wu, Xin Ma, Hongzhao Li, Baojun Wang, Xu Zhang
The number of patients with adrenal aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs) has gradually increased. However, even after adenoma resection, some patients still suffer from high systolic blood pressure (SBP), which is possibly due to great arterial remodeling. Moreover, mineralocorticoid receptors (MRs) were found to be expressed in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). This study aims to determine whether MR antagonism protects the aorta from aldosterone-induced aortic remolding. Male rats were subcutaneously implanted with an osmotic minipumps and randomly divided into four groups: control; aldosterone (1 μg/h); aldosterone plus a specific MR antagonist, eplerenone (100 mg/kg/day); and aldosterone plus a vasodilator, hydralazine (25 mg/kg/day)...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132172/can-screening-and-confirmatory-testing-in-the-management-of-patients-with-primary-aldosteronism-be-improved
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Michael Stowasser, Ashraf Ahmed, Zeng Guo, Martin Wolley, Jacobus Ungerer, Brett McWhinney, Marko Poglitsch, Richard Gordon
Widespread application of the plasma aldosterone/renin ratio (ARR) as a screening test has led to the recognition that primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most common specifically treatable and potentially curable form of hypertension, accounting for 5-10% of patients. Maximal detection requires accurate diagnostic approaches and awareness and control of factors that confound results, including most antihypertensives, posture, time of day, dietary salt, and plasma potassium. Recent studies have revealed potential for false positives in patients on beta-adrenoceptor blockers, and, when direct renin concentration (but not plasma renin activity) is used to measure renin, in women during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle or receiving estrogen-containing contraceptives or hormonal replacement therapy...
November 13, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121457/drugs-implicated-in-systemic-autoimmunity-modulate-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation
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Jorge A Irizarry-Caro, Carmelo Carmona-Rivera, Daniella M Schwartz, Sami S Khaznadar, Mariana J Kaplan, Peter C Grayson
OBJECTIVE: Aberrant neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation has been implicated as a mechanism to induce auto-reactivity in at-risk individuals. The study objective was to assess whether medications implicated in cases of drug-induced autoimmunity (hydralazine and procainamide) and medications less commonly associated with drug-induced autoimmunity (minocycline and clozapine) induce NET formation and/or prevent NET degradation. METHODS: Human neutrophils were incubated with the drugs of interest and resultant NET formation was quantified by fluorescent microscopy...
November 9, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121454/the-innate-and-adaptive-immune-response-are-both-involved-in-drug-induced-autoimmunity
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EDITORIAL
Amr H Sawalha
Drug-induced autoimmunity is an intriguing phenomenon that has been described in the medical literature at least since 1945, with a report from the Medical Corps of the Army of the United States describing a case of systemic lupus erythematosus induced by sulfadiazine (1). While an autoantibody response in drug-induced autoimmunity is more universal, the spectrum of clinical autoimmunity is variable and likely influenced by host genetics including genetic variants predisposing to autoimmunity and genetic variants affecting drug metabolism...
November 9, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089274/adherence-to-the-evidence-based-heart-failure-drug-treatment-are-there-sex-specific-differences-among-new-users
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J F Kayibanda, C Girouard, J-P Grégoire, E Demers, J Moisan
BACKGROUND: The evidence-based heart failure (HF) drug treatment is made of a β-blocker and an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or an angiotensin II receptor blocker, or hydralazine + isosorbide dinitrate. Little is known about sex-based difference in adherence to the evidence-based HF drug treatment. OBJECTIVES: To assess among new users of the evidence-based HF drug treatment, the association between sex and 1) persistence with the treatment 1 year after its initiation, 2) implementation of the treatment among those who persisted, and 3) overall adherence to treatment in the year following its initiation...
October 28, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045246/hydralazine-induced-autoimmune-hepatitis-precipitated-by-the-blood-transfusion
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Waseem Amjad, Geevarghese John, Sharifova Gulru
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019079/pharmacotherapy-choice-is-associated-with-2-year-mortality-for-patients-with-heart-failure-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Nancy M Albert, Dana A Drzayich Antol, Richard W DeClue, Adrianne Waldman Casebeer, Yong Li, Stephen Stemkowski, Chun-Lan Chang
INTRODUCTION: Factors associated with mortality for patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) are known; however, the association between initial pharmacotherapy (IPT) and mortality is unclear in real-world settings. METHODS: Using a retrospective design and claims database, 14,359 Medicare patients with HFrEF from August 2010 to July 2015 were identified. Index date was first HF claim. IPT was mono- or combo-angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI), angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB), beta-blocker (BB), hydralazine-nitrate (HN), and aldosterone antagonist (AA) within 1 year post-index...
October 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018032/n-acetyltransferase-2-genotype-dependent-n-acetylation-of-hydralazine-in-human-hepatocytes
#8
Cecily E Allen, Mark A Doll, David W Hein
Hydralazine is used in treatment of essential hypertension and is under investigation for epigenetic therapy in the treatment of neoplastic and renal diseases. N-acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2) exhibits a common genetic polymorphism in human populations. Following recombinant expression in yeast, human NAT2 exhibited an apparent Km (20.1 ± 8.8 μM) for hydralazine over 20-fold lower than the apparent Km (456 ± 57 μM) for recombinant human NAT1 (p=0.0016). The apparent Vmax for recombinant human NAT1 (72.2 ± 17...
October 10, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939686/species-specific-involvement-of-aldehyde-oxidase-and-xanthine-oxidase-in-the-metabolism-of-the-pyrimidine-containing-mglu5-negative-allosteric-modulator-vu0424238-auglurant
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Rachel D Crouch, Anna L Blobaum, Andrew S Felts, P Jeffrey Conn, Craig W Lindsley
Aldehyde oxidase (AO) and xanthine oxidase (XO) are molybdo-flavoenzymes that catalyze oxidation of aromatic azaheterocycles. Differences in AO activity have been reported among various species including rat, human, and monkey. Herein we report a species difference in the enzymes responsible for metabolism of mGlu5 NAM VU0424238 (VU238, auglurant). Hepatic S9 incubations with AO and XO specific inhibitors hydralazine and allopurinol indicated that rat and cynomolgus monkey both oxidized VU238 to the 6-oxopyrimidine metabolite M1 via an AO-mediated pathway, whereas secondary oxidation to the 2,6-dioxopyrimidine metabolite M2 was mediated predominantly by AO in monkey and XO in rat...
September 22, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932614/acute-low-dose-hydralazine-induced-lupus-pneumonitis
#10
Sarah K Holman, Donique Parris, Sarah Meyers, Jason Ramirez
A 35-year-old female was started on hydralazine 10 mg orally three times a day for treatment of postpartum hypertension. Three months later, after multiple unsuccessful courses of prednisone and antibiotics for presumed pneumonia and asthma exacerbations, her respiratory symptoms progressed in severity and she developed resting hypoxia. Previous diagnostic work-up included spirometry with a restrictive pattern, chest CT showing bilateral basilar consolidation, negative BAL, and nonspecific findings on lung biopsy of mild inflammatory cells...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915854/medical-therapy-following-hospitalization-for-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-and-association-with-discharge-to-long-term-care-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-regards-population
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Emily B Levitan, Melissa K Van Dyke, Ligong Chen, Raegan W Durant, Todd M Brown, J David Rhodes, Olusola Olubowale, Oluwole Muyiwa Adegbala, Meredith L Kilgore, Justin Blackburn, Karen C Albright, Monika M Safford
BACKGROUND: Less intensive treatment for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) may be appropriate for patients in long-term care settings because of limited life expectancy, frailty, comorbidities, and emphasis on quality of life. METHODS: We compared treatment patterns between REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study participants discharged to long-term care versus home following HFrEF hospitalizations. We examined medical records and Medicare pharmacy claims for 147 HFrEF hospitalizations among 80 participants to obtain information about discharge disposition and medication prescriptions and fills...
September 16, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874950/appropriateness-of-bolus-antihypertensive-therapy-for-elevated-blood-pressure-in-the-emergency-department
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Joseph B Miller, Andrew Arter, Suprat S Wilson, Alexander T Janke, Aaron Brody, Brian P Reed, Phillip D Levy
INTRODUCTION: While moderate to severely elevated blood pressure (BP) is present in nearly half of all emergency department (ED) patients, the incidence of true hypertensive emergencies in ED patients is low. Administration of bolus intravenous (IV) antihypertensive treatment to lower BP in patients without a true hypertensive emergency is a wasteful practice that is discouraged by hypertension experts; however, anecdotal evidence suggests this occurs with relatively high frequency. Accordingly, we sought to assess the frequency of inappropriate IV antihypertensive treatment in ED patients with elevated BP absent a hypertensive emergency...
August 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868622/proliferation-inhibition-of-cisplatin-resistant-ovarian-cancer-cells-using-drugs-screened-by-integrating-a-metabolic-model-and-transcriptomic-data
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E Motamedian, E Taheri, F Bagheri
OBJECTIVES: If screening to find effective drugs is possible, the inhibition of proliferation using existing drugs can be a practical strategy to control the drug resistance of cancer. Development of a system-oriented strategy to find effective drugs was the main aim of this research. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An algorithm (transcriptional regulated flux balance analysis [TRFBA]) integrating a generic human metabolic model with transcriptomic data was used to identify genes affecting the growth of drug-resistant cancer cells...
September 3, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867601/hydralazine-vs-nifedipine-for-acute-hypertensive-emergency-in-pregnancy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chanderdeep Sharma, Anjali Soni, Amit Gupta, Ashok Verma, Suresh Verma
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of good quality evidence regarding the best therapeutic option for acute control of blood pressure during acute hypertensive emergency of pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: We sought to compare the efficacy of intravenously administered hydralazine and oral nifedipine for acute blood pressure control in acute hypertensive emergency of pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: In this double-blind, randomized, controlled trial, pregnant women (≥24 weeks period of gestation) with sustained increase in systolic blood pressure of ≥160 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure of ≥110 mm Hg were randomized to receive intravenous hydralazine injection in doses of 5, 10, 10, and 10 mg and a placebo tablet or oral nifedipine (10 mg tablet up to 4 doses) and intravenous saline injection every 20 minutes until the target blood pressure of 150 mm Hg systolic and ≤100 mm Hg diastolic was achieved...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836059/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-in-children-with-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Cristina Gavrilovici, Ingrith Miron, Luminiţa Voroneanu, Silvia Bădărau, Magdalena Stârcea
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) has been described as a neurological condition observed in a variety of clinical settings and is characterized by focal neurological deficits, seizures, headaches, altered mental status, and visual impairment, associated with transient typical lesions on neuroimaging, predominantly in the posterior part of the brain. The most common risk factors for PRES are hypertension, renal diseases, and the use of calcineurin inhibitors. The incidence of PRES in children with renal disorders varies between 4 and 9%, according to different reports...
October 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831600/encouraging-results-with-the-compassionate-use-of-hydralazine-valproate-transkrip%C3%A2-as-epigenetic-treatment-for-myelodysplastic-syndrome-mds
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Myrna Candelaria, Sebastian Burgos, Mayra Ponce, Ramiro Espinoza, Alfonso Dueñas-Gonzalez
The hypomethylating agents azacytidine and decitabine are unaffordable for many patients with MDS. The combination of the DNA methyltransferase inhibitor hydralazine and the histone deacetylase inhibitor valproate has shown preliminary efficacy in MDS. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of hydralazine/valproate in a case series of MDS patients treated in a compassionate manner. Hydralazine was dosed according to the acetylation genotype of patients (slow acetylators 83 mg daily; fast acetylators 182 mg daily), and valproate was dosed at 30 mg/kg/day...
November 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818332/antimicrobial-activity-and-acetylcholinesterase-inhibition-by-extracts-from-chromatin-modulated-fungi
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Matheus Thomaz Nogueira Silva Lima, Larissa Batista Dos Santos, Rafael Wesley Bastos, Jacques Robert Nicoli, Jacqueline Aparecida Takahashi
Major health challenges as the increasing number of cases of infections by antibiotic multiresistant microorganisms and cases of Alzheimer's disease have led to searching new control drugs. The present study aims to verify a new way of obtaining bioactive extracts from filamentous fungi with potential antimicrobial and acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activities, using epigenetic modulation to promote the expression of genes commonly silenced. For such finality, five filamentous fungal species (Talaromyces funiculosus, Talaromyces islandicus, Talaromyces minioluteus, Talaromyces pinophilus, Penicillium janthinellum) were grown or not with DNA methyltransferases inhibitors (procainamide or hydralazine) and/or a histone deacetylase inhibitor (suberohydroxamic acid)...
August 1, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811809/peppered-and-rare-gastric-and-duodenal-pseudomelanosis-a-case-series
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Sami Samiullah, Hadi Bhurgri, Arooj Babar, Fatima Samad, Moaz M Choudhary, Michael Demyen
Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) pseudomelanosis is an uncommon entity characterized by endoscopic visualization of speckled dark mucosal pigmentation. While described in the rectum and colon, 'melanosis' or more aptly 'pseudomelanosis' is rare in the duodenum and exceedingly rare in the stomach. Five cases of pseudomelanosis were encountered at our department. Four females and one male were diagnosed, with a mean age of 70 years. All patients exhibited duodenal pseudomelanosis, with one demonstrating gastric antral pseudomelanosis as well...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760945/inactivation-of-nitric-oxide-synthesis-exacerbates-the-development-of-alzheimer-disease-pathology-in-appps1-mice-amyloid-precursor-protein-presenilin-1
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Diana Cifuentes, Marine Poittevin, Philippe Bonnin, Anta Ngkelo, Nathalie Kubis, Tatyana Merkulova-Rainon, Bernard I Lévy
The epidemiological link between hypertension and Alzheimer disease is established. We previously reported that hypertension aggravates the Alzheimer-like pathology in APPPS1 mice (amyloid precursor protein/presenilin-1, mouse model of Alzheimer disease) with angiotensin II-induced hypertension, in relation with hypertension and nitric oxide deficiency. To provide further insights into the role of nitric oxide in the hypertension-Alzheimer disease cross-talk, we studied the effects of nitric oxide blockade in APPPS1 mice using N(ω)-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME) alone or in combination with hydralazine, to normalize blood pressure...
July 31, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754555/elastin-insufficiency-causes-hypertension-structural%C3%A2-defects-and-abnormal-remodeling%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-renal-vascular-signaling
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Elizabeth A Owens, Li Jie, Beverly A S Reyes, Elisabeth J Van Bockstaele, Patrick Osei-Owusu
Elastin deficiency causes vascular stiffening, a leading risk for hypertension and chronic kidney disease (CKD). The mechanisms mediating hypertension and/or CKD pathogenesis due to elastin deficiency are poorly understood. Using the elastin heterozygous (Eln+/-) mouse model, we tested whether renal dysfunction due to elastin deficiency occurs independently of and precedes the development of hypertension. We assessed blood pressure and renal hemodynamics in 30-day and 12-week-old male and female mice. At P30, blood pressure of Eln+/- mice was similar to wild-type controls; however, renal blood flow was lower, whereas renal vascular resistance was augmented at baseline in Eln+/- mice...
November 2017: Kidney International
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