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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821757/nicotinamide-benefits-both-mothers-and-pups-in-two-contrasting-mouse-models-of-preeclampsia
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Feng Li, Tomofumi Fushima, Gen Oyanagi, H W Davin Townley-Tilson, Emiko Sato, Hironobu Nakada, Yuji Oe, John R Hagaman, Jennifer Wilder, Manyu Li, Akiyo Sekimoto, Daisuke Saigusa, Hiroshi Sato, Sadayoshi Ito, J Charles Jennette, Nobuyo Maeda, S Ananth Karumanchi, Oliver Smithies, Nobuyuki Takahashi
Preeclampsia (PE) complicates ∼5% of human pregnancies and is one of the leading causes of pregnancy-related maternal deaths. The only definitive treatment, induced delivery, invariably results in prematurity, and in severe early-onset cases may lead to fetal death. Many currently available antihypertensive drugs are teratogenic and therefore precluded from use. Nonteratogenic antihypertensives help control maternal blood pressure in PE, but results in preventing preterm delivery and correcting fetal growth restriction (FGR) that also occurs in PE have been disappointing...
November 22, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754100/os-21-05-pivotal-role-of-heme-oxygenase-in-amelioration-by-nicotinamide-of-fetal-growth-restriction-associated-with-preeclampsia
#2
Hironobu Nakada, Tomofumi Fushima, Akiyo Sekimoto, Yuji Oe, Emiko Sato, Sadayoshi Ito, Hiroshi Sato, Nobuyuki Takahashi
OBJECTIVE: Preeclampsia (PE) is pregnancy-induced hypertension with proteinuria. It causes maternal death or fetal growth restriction (FGR). Although high BP can be managed with antihypertensive drugs, there is no effective treatment of FGR associated with PE. We have clarified that nicotinamide (Nam) alleviates PE-like condition and FGR induced by soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) in mice. But the mechanism of how Nam works is unclear. Because Nam induces cytoprotective heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1), our aim is to clarify whether HO-1 contributes to therapeutic effect of Nam against FGR associated with PE...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753900/os-01-09-markers-of-early-renal-impairment-in-prehypertension
#3
Ana Vrdoljak, Vanja Ivković, Sandra Karanović, Živka Dika, Ivana Vuković, Jelena Kos, Mario Laganović, Tajana Željković Vrkić, Margareta Fištrek Prlić, Ivan Pećin, Bojan Jelaković
OBJECTIVE: It was observed that glomerular hyperfiltration (GHF) is associated with progression of kidney disease in diabetics, patients in stage 1 hypertension (HT), and we found previously that eGFR decreased faster also in prehypertensives (PHT) with GHF. Here we analyzed whether GHF in PHT is associated with other biomarkers of early renal impairment. DESIGN AND METHOD: From 954 subjects enrolled in ENAH follow-up study, 371(137 m;mean age = 46years) were eligible for further analysis:100 with optimal,72 with normal BP,70 with PHT(high normal BP),and 129 with newly diagnosed untreated HT...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720779/riboflavin-mthfr-genotype-and-blood-pressure-a-personalized-approach-to-prevention-and-treatment-of-hypertension
#4
Helene McNulty, J J Strain, Catherine F Hughes, Mary Ward
Hypertension is the leading risk factor contributing to mortality worldwide, primarily from cardiovascular disease (CVD), while effective treatment of hypertension is proven to reduce CVD events. Along with the well recognized nutrition and lifestyle determinants, genetic factors are implicated in the development and progression of hypertension. In recent years genome-wide association studies have identified a region near the gene encoding the folate-metabolizing enzyme methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) among eight loci associated with blood pressure...
October 6, 2016: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643246/os-01-09-markers-of-early-renal-impairment-in-prehypertension
#5
Ana Vrdoljak, Vanja Ivković, Sandra Karanović, Živka Dika, Ivana Vuković, Jelena Kos, Mario Laganović, Tajana Željković Vrkić, Margareta Fištrek Prlić, Ivan Pećin, Bojan Jelaković
OBJECTIVE: It was observed that glomerular hyperfiltration (GHF) is associated with progression of kidney disease in diabetics, patients in stage 1 hypertension (HT), and we found previously that eGFR decreased faster also in prehypertensives (PHT) with GHF. Here we analyzed whether GHF in PHT is associated with other biomarkers of early renal impairment. DESIGN AND METHOD: From 954 subjects enrolled in ENAH follow-up study, 371(137 m;mean age = 46years) were eligible for further analysis:100 with optimal,72 with normal BP,70 with PHT(high normal BP),and 129 with newly diagnosed untreated HT...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643025/os-21-05-pivotal-role-of-heme-oxygenase-in-amelioration-by-nicotinamide-of-fetal-growth-restriction-associated-with-preeclampsia
#6
Hironobu Nakada, Tomofumi Fushima, Akiyo Sekimoto, Yuji Oe, Emiko Sato, Sadayoshi Ito, Hiroshi Sato, Nobuyuki Takahashi
OBJECTIVE: Preeclampsia (PE) is pregnancy-induced hypertension with proteinuria. It causes maternal death or fetal growth restriction (FGR). Although high BP can be managed with antihypertensive drugs, there is no effective treatment of FGR associated with PE. We have clarified that nicotinamide (Nam) alleviates PE-like condition and FGR induced by soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) in mice. But the mechanism of how Nam works is unclear. Because Nam induces cytoprotective heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1), our aim is to clarify whether HO-1 contributes to therapeutic effect of Nam against FGR associated with PE...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27554460/-management-of-arterial-hypertension-before-20weeks-gestation-in-pregnant-women
#7
Florent Seguro, Béatrice Duly Bouhanick, Bernard Chamontin, Jacques Amar
In the first 6 months of pregnancy, the primary goal of antihypertensive treatment is to prevent the complications of severe hypertension. Initiation of antihypertensive drug treatment is recommended in pregnant women with severe hypertension (blood pressure>160/110mmHg). Initiation of antihypertensive drug treatment should also be considered in pregnant women at high cardiovascular risk (diabetes, chronic kidney disease, personal history of cardiovascular disease) with moderate hypertension (blood pressure between 140-159/90-109mmHg)...
July 2016: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27508751/-op-5c-04-heart-rate-is-associated-with-glomerular-hyperfiltration-in-apparently-healthy-subjects
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A Vrdoljak, V Ivkovic, S Karanovic, Z Dika, V Domislovic, K Dapic, L Gallineo, E Ivandic, J Josipovic, I Vukovic, J Kos, M Laganovic, T Zeljkovic Vrkic, M Fistrek Prlic, I Pecin, M Fucek, J Sertic, N Leko, B Jelakovic
OBJECTIVE: Glomerular hyperfiltration (GHF) was associated with progression of kidney disease and hypertension (HT). It was reported that high metabolic risk is related to increase of GHF. Our aim was to analyze in apparently healthy subjects which factor(s) influence (s) GHF and determine(s) clinical course in long-term prospective study. DESIGN AND METHOD: Out of 954 subjects enrolled in ENAH follow-up study, 371 (137 m, 234w; mean age = 46years) were eligible for further analysis:100 with optimal, 72 with normal BP, 70 with PHT (high normal BP), and 129 with newly diagnosed untreated HT...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27508620/-op-2b-03-glomerular-hyperfiltration-as-a-risk-factor-for-renal-impairment-and-hypertension-in-apparently-healthy-subjects
#9
A Vrdoljak, V Ivkovic, S Karanovic, Z Dika, V Domislovic, K Dapic, L Gallineo, E Ivandic, J Josipovic, I Vukovic, J Kos, M Laganovic, T Zeljkovic Vrkic, M Fistrek Prlic, I Pecin, M Fucek, J Sertic, N Leko, B Jelakovic
OBJECTIVE: Chronic kidney disease(CKD) is established CV risk factor, and already early renal impairment(RI) increases risk for hypertension(HT) and loss of renal function. It was reported that blood pressure (BP) and metabolic derangements are associated with glomerular hyperfiltration(GHF), and GHF increases risk of developing microalbuminuria (MA) in HT stage 1. Our aim was to analyze whether GHF predicts progression to HT and RI in apparently healthy subjects. DESIGN AND METHOD: Out of 954 subjects enrolled in ENAH follow-up study, 371 (137 m, 234 w; mean age = 46 years) were eligible for further analysis:100 with optimal, 72 with normal BP, 70 with PHT (high normal BP), and 129 with newly diagnosed untreated HT...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27292175/preeclampsia-prediction-in-type-1-diabetes-and-diurnal-blood-pressure-methodology
#10
REVIEW
Finn Friis Lauszus
The most recent Cochrane reviews on oral antihypertensive drugs in pregnancy conclude that no substantial benefits for the mother or fetus are demonstrated so far. Whether this applies for a high-risk and diabetic pregnancy is doubtful. The aim of this short review is an introduction to the field of ambulatory blood pressure measurements in pregnancy and in particular in women with type 1 diabetes. Diabetic pregnancy is complicated with a 50% risk of hypertension/preeclampsia. In the nonpregnant, diabetic women minute increases in blood pressure as well as in albuminuria are forerunners for incipient and overt nephropathy...
2016: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27185731/gestational-hypertension-and-chronic-hypertension-on-the-risk-of-diabetes-among-gestational-diabetes-women
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Xiaojing Yuan, Huikun Liu, Leishen Wang, Shuang Zhang, Cuiping Zhang, Junhong Leng, Ling Dong, Li Lv, Fengjun Lv, Huiguang Tian, Lu Qi, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Gang Hu
AIMS: We aimed to examine the association of gestational hypertension and chronic hypertension at the inter-conception examination with type 2 diabetes risk among women with a history of gestational diabetes. METHODS: We conducted a population-based study among 1261 women who had a history of gestational diabetes at 1-5years after delivery in Tianjin, China. Logistic regression or Cox regression was used to assess the associations of gestational hypertension and chronic hypertension at the inter-conception examination with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes risks...
September 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27156905/primary-aldosteronism-and-pregnancy
#12
Ester Landau, Laurence Amar
Hypertension (HT) is a complication of 8% of all pregnancies and 10% of HT cases are due to primary aldosteronism (PA). There is very little data on PA and pregnancy. Given the changes in the renin angiotensin system during pregnancy, the diagnosis of PA is difficult to establish during gestation. It may be suspected in hypertensive patients with hypokalemia. A comprehensive literature review identified reports covering 40 pregnancies in patients suffering from PA. Analysis of these cases shows them to be high-risk pregnancies leading to maternal and fetal complications...
June 2016: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27106810/gender-differences-in-antihypertensive-treatment-myths-or-legends
#13
Maria Lorenza Muiesan, Massimo Salvetti, Claudia Agabiti Rosei, Anna Paini
In European countries and in the USA, hypertension represents an important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in men and women. Women do not perceive CVD as an important health problem, despite the evidence that women are more at risk to die from hypertension-related CVD than men. A correct prevention strategy should more widely acknowledge sex-specific risk factors, such as hypertension in pregnancy, and the benefit of treating hypertension in both men and women. In more recent years, hypertension awareness and treatment rates are higher in women than in men while blood pressure control rates are improving, but remain still lower in older hypertensive women...
June 2016: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27072828/hypertension-in-ckd-pregnancy-a-question-of-cause-and-effect-cause-or-effect-this-is-the-question
#14
REVIEW
Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Gianfranca Cabiddu, Rossella Attini, Silvia Parisi, Federica Fassio, Valentina Loi, Martina Gerbino, Marilisa Biolcati, Antonello Pani, Tullia Todros
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasingly encountered in pregnancy, and hypertension is frequently concomitant. In pregnancy, the prevalence of CKD is estimated to be about 3%, while the prevalence of chronic hypertension is about 5-8%. The prevalence of hypertension and CKD in pregnancy is unknown. Both are independently related to adverse pregnancy outcomes, and the clinical picture merges with pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia. Precise risk quantification is not available, but risks linked to CKD stage, hypertension, and proteinuria are probably multiplicative, each at least doubling the rates of preterm and early preterm delivery, small for gestational age babies, and related outcomes...
April 2016: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26926408/hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy
#15
Lawrence Leeman, Lee T Dresang, Patricia Fontaine
Elevated blood pressure in pregnancy may represent chronic hypertension (occurring before 20 weeks' gestation or persisting longer than 12 weeks after delivery), gestational hypertension (occurring after 20 weeks' gestation), preeclampsia, or preeclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension. Preeclampsia is defined as hypertension and either proteinuria or thrombocytopenia, renal insufficiency, impaired liver function, pulmonary edema, or cerebral or visual symptoms. Proteinuria is not essential for the diagnosis and does not correlate with outcomes...
January 15, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26890438/rate-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-and-pregnancy-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-hypertension
#16
Mateo G Leon, Hind N Moussa, Monica Longo, Claudia Pedroza, Ziad A Haidar, Hector Mendez-Figueroa, Sean C Blackwell, Baha M Sibai
Objective This study aims to determine the rate of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in pregnancies complicated by chronic hypertension and to compare the adverse outcomes in chronic hypertensive pregnancies with and without GDM. Study Design A secondary analysis from a multicenter trial of low-dose aspirin for preeclampsia prevention in women with chronic hypertension. The rate of GDM was evaluated among singleton pregnancies complicated with chronic hypertension and grouped according to their GDM status...
July 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26635487/choroidal-thickening-and-macular-serous-retinal-detachment-in-pregnancy-induced-hypertension
#17
Ranko Aoyagi, Takaaki Hayashi, Hiroshi Tsuneoka
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to report optical coherence tomography (OCT) and angiographic findings in a patient with pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH). CASE REPORT: A 39-year-old woman, who was diagnosed with PIH, reported blurred and distorted vision at 5 days after an emergency cesarean delivery. OCT revealed a large serous retinal detachment (SRD) that included areas in the macula, along with an increased choroidal thickness noted in both eyes...
2015: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26619665/-management-of-pregnancy-induced-hypertension
#18
Yoshikatsu Suzuki, Ayano Matsuura, Tamao Yamamoto
Pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) is classified according to the severity of hypertension. The Japan Society of Hypertension made practice guidelines in 2014, and the Japan Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy made guidelines subsequently in 2015, too. Both guidelines state that the basic treatment for PIH is the interruption of pregnancy, and antihypertensive therapy should be given for protection in mother complicated by severe hypertension. The fetal heart rates should be monitored enough due to worsening fetal circulation...
November 2015: Nihon Rinsho. Japanese Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26606702/preeclampsia-reflections-on-how-to-counsel-about-preventing-recurrence
#19
REVIEW
Maria Laura Costa
Preeclampsia is one of the most challenging diseases of pregnancy, with unclear etiology, no specific marker for prediction, and no precise treatment besides delivery of the placenta. Many risk factors have been identified, and diagnostic and management tools have improved in recent years. However, this disease remains one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide, especially in under-resourced settings. A history of previous preeclampsia is a known risk factor for a new event in a future pregnancy, with recurrence rates varying from less than 10% to 65%, depending on the population or methodology considered...
October 2015: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26528584/detection-of-ethanolamine-altering-in-fetuses-of-pregnancy-associated-hypertensive-mice-treated-with-vasodepressors-by-using-uplc-and-maldi-tof-ms
#20
Koichiro Kako, Ayumi Nakamura, Yusuke Nagashima, Junji Ishida, Akiyoshi Fukamizu
Since serotonin, homocysteine and oxytocin are known to fluctuate during mammalian gestation, we screened amines altered in pregnant-associated hypertensive (PAH) mice by tagging their amino groups with 6-aminoquinoline carbamoyl (AQC) group in concert with ultra high-performance liquid chromatography (UPLC). Interestingly, a candidate amine significantly increased in PAH mice was recovered to the basal level, when treated with antihypertensive drugs. Mass spectrometric analyses indicated that the molecular mass of this amine was 61...
December 1, 2015: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
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