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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472747/lercanidipine-in-the-management-of-hypertension-an-update
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REVIEW
Guido Grassi, Nicolàs R Robles, Gino Seravalle, Francesco Fici
Calcium channel blockers (CCBs), particularly dihydropyridine-CCBs, (DHP-CCBs), have an established role in antihypertensive therapy, either as monotherapy or in combination with other antihypertensive drugs. Two hundred and fifty-one papers published in PubMed in English between January 1, 1990, and October 31, 2016, were identified using the keyword "lercanidipine." Lercanidipine is a lipophilic third-generation DHP-CCB, characterized by high vascular selectivity and persistence in the smooth muscle cell membranes...
October 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471574/-type-2-diabetes-diabetes-in-older-adults-example-for-patient-centered-drug-therapy
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Dirk Müller-Wieland
Diabetes in older adults has a high prevalence and is frequently associated with comorbidities of the cardiovascular system, dysfunction of cognition as well as depression and impaired mobility or increased frailty. Furthermore, impaired renal function, heart failure, risk for hypoglycemia and polypharmacy has to be considered in the decision about the diabetes treatment strategy. The goal of blood glucose management is driven by patient relevant issues and patient self-esteem, quality of life defined by the patient, preservation of physical and social mobility rather than potential long-term effects on reduction of cardio- and microvascular events in the future, which is limited by patient-inherent reduced life expectancy of the aged individual...
February 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468916/the-safety-of-gliptins-updated-data-in-2018
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André J Scheen
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4is) are generally considered as glucose-lowering agents with a safe profile in type 2 diabetes. Areas covered: An updated review of recent safety data from randomised controlled trials, observational studies, meta-analyses, pharmacovigilance reports regarding alogliptin, linagliptin, saxagliptin, sitagliptin, and vildagliptin, with a special focus on risks of hypoglycaemia, pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, major cardiovascular events, hospitalisation for heart failure and other new safety issues, such as bone fractures and arthralgia...
February 22, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468915/association-between-sarcopenia-and-erectile-dysfunction-in-males-with-type-ii-diabetes-mellitus
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Sema Uçak, Rıdvan Sivritepe, Oğuzhan Kara, Ecem Sevim, Damla Ortaboz, Eyüp Veli Küçük, Sabri Atay, Arzu Çalışgan Baygül
BACKGROUND: The prevalence rates for both sarcopenia and erectile dysfunction (ED) gradually increase in middle-aged and elderly diabetic male population and they impair physical functioning, sexual functioning, and quality of life. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the sarcopenia in patients with diabetic ED. METHODS: The study included 98 male patients with type II diabetes mellitus (DM) aged 18-80 years. Blood chemistry and hormone levels were obtained...
February 22, 2018: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467066/balanitis-a-unique-presentation-of-diabetes-in-an-elderly-male
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Diana Fischer, Patricia L Orlando, Laura Shane-McWhorter
While diabetes is a common medical condition, the initial presentation of patients with diabetes may vary. In some cases, different types of infections or inflammatory conditions may prompt a patient to seek medical attention. Males may present to their primary care provider with a bothersome inflammation of the penis that may be the first recognition of previously undiagnosed diabetes. Balanitis is an inflammation of the glans of the penis that may prompt a patient to seek medical care. While there are several different causes of balanitis, underlying medical conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes have been associated with balanitis...
December 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463395/-cardiovascular-protection-of-diabetic-patient-with-chronic-renal-disease-and-particular-case-of-end-stage-renal-disease-in-elderly-patients
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P Zaoui, T Hannedouche, C Combe
Type 2 diabetes has an increasing prevalence. Life expectancy is dominated by cardiovascular risk, which is the leading cause of death in these patients. Up to one third of diabetic patients will develop diabetic nephropathy related to micro-angiopathy. Renal impairment further increases cardiovascular risk. Reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality is a major public health issue, as well as early preventing and managing chronic kidney disease (CKD). Good glycemic control prevents the micro-vascular complications of the disease (retinopathy, nephropathy, etc...
June 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462508/comparative-effectiveness-of-an-angiotensin-receptor-blocker-olmesartan-medoxomil-in-older-hypertensive-patients
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Josep Redon, Michael A Weber, Paul-Egbert Reimitz, Ji-Guang Wang
The efficacy and safety of olmesartan medoxomil (OM) vs active control (AC) monotherapy among elderly patients aged 60-79 years (N = 4487) was evaluated by meta-analysis (25 studies). In all patients, change from baseline to end point in blood pressure (BP) was significantly greater with OM vs AC (-19.5/-11.9 vs -16.8/-10.7 mm Hg). Greater proportions of OM- vs AC-treated patients achieved BP goals. In patients with impaired renal function (estimated glomerular filtration rate <60 mL/min/1.73 m2 ), OM treatment resulted in a greater mean change from baseline in systolic BP vs AC (-21...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462175/effect-of-cataract-surgery-on-cognitive-function-in-elderly-results-of-fujiwara-kyo-eye-study
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Kimie Miyata, Tadanobu Yoshikawa, Masayuki Morikawa, Masashi Mine, Nozomi Okamoto, Norio Kurumatani, Nahoko Ogata
PURPOSE: To determine whether there is a significant association between prior cataract surgery and cognitive function in an elderly Japanese cohort. SETTING: Nara Medical University, Nara, Japan. DESIGN: The Fujiwara-kyo Eye Study was a cross-sectional epidemiological study. METHODS: The subjects were ≥ 68-years who lived in the Nara Prefecture and responded to recruitment notices. All of the subjects received comprehensive ophthalmological examinations, and answered questionnaires on their socio-demographic and medical history including prior cataract surgery...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460258/diabetes-in-the-elderly
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Sanjay Kalra, Suresh K Sharma
The elderly are an important and distinct yet heterogeneous group of persons living with diabetes. The elderly have a unique biomedical, psychological, and social constitution. Their needs are different from those of younger adults. This implies that special care must be taken while evaluating and planning their nursing and management. Diabetes management in the elderly should focus on prevention and limitation of geriatric syndromes (medical conditions encountered in elderly persons), hypoglycemia (low blood glucose), and neurocognitive dysfunction (impairment in the functioning of the nervous system and brain)...
February 19, 2018: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456220/importance-of-renal-biopsy-in-patients-aged-60-years-and-older-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Pallav Gupta, Devinder Singh Rana
As the life expectancy is increasing, there is a rise in elderly population and consequent increase in the patients with renal disease. There is an inconsistency between clinical and histopathological diagnosis in elderly, and so renal biopsy is important in these patients to decide appropriate clinical management and prognosis. This study outlines the importance of renal biopsy in elderly and describes the clinical and pathologic spectrum of renal diseases in patient ≥60 years. All patients (age ≥60 years) undergoing renal biopsies from January 2011 to December 2014 were included in this retrospective study...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451419/physical-exercise-nutrition-and-hormones-three-pillars-to-fight-sarcopenia
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Paolo Sgrò, Massimiliano Sansone, Andrea Sansone, Stefania Sabatini, Paolo Borrione, Francesco Romanelli, Luigi Di Luigi
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia is a pathophysiological condition diffused in elderly people; it represents a social issue due to the longer life expectancy and the growing aging population. It affects negatively quality of life and it represents a risk factor for other pathologies, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. No silver bullet exists to hinder sarcopenia, but it may be counteracted by physical exercise, nutrition, and a proper endocrine milieu. Indeed, we aim to analyze the scientific literature to give to clinician effective advices to counteract sarcopenia...
February 16, 2018: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449950/impact-of-malnutrition-on-survival-and-healthcare-utilization-in-medicare-beneficiaries-with-diabetes-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Naseer Ahmed, Yong Choe, Vikkie A Mustad, Sumita Chakraborty, Scott Goates, Menghua Luo, Jeffrey I Mechanick
Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the impact of pre-existing malnutrition on survival and economic implications in elderly patients with diabetes. Research design and methods: A retrospective observational study was conducted to examine the impact of malnutrition with or without other significant health conditions on survival time and healthcare costs using the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) data from 1999 to 2014 for beneficiaries with a confirmed first date of initial diagnosis of diabetes (n=15 121 131)...
2018: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449943/aging-like-physiological-changes-in-the-skin-of-japanese-obese-diabetic-patients
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Ai Ibuki, Shoko Kuriyama, Yukiko Toyosaki, Misaki Aiba, Moeko Hidaka, Yoshiko Horie, Chihiro Fujimoto, Fumiyuki Isami, Eriko Shibata, Yasuo Terauchi, Tomoko Akase
Objective: Obesity-associated diabetes causes aging-like changes to skin physiology in animal models, but there have been no clinical studies focusing on human obese diabetic patients. The purpose of this study was to examine the hypothesis that obesity-associated diabetes accelerates aging-like skin changes in Japanese people. Methods: This cross-sectional study enrolled obese-diabetes patients (body mass index ≥ 25 kg m-2) and healthy volunteers (body mass index < 25 kg m -2 ) as controls...
2018: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449058/-epidemiology-of-lower-extremity-artery-disease
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Victor Aboyans, Marie-Antoinette Sevestre, Ileana Désormais, Philippe Lacroix, Gerry Fowkes, Michael H Criqui
It is estimated that more than 200 million individuals are affected by lower extremity artery disease (LEAD) worldwide. This prevalence has increased between 2000 and 2010 by 25%, especially in low/middle income countries. In France, about one million people are affected by this condition. Almost two-thirds of patients with LEAD are asymptomatic. This explains the interest of the measurement of the ankle-brachial index (ABI), an objective and harmless diagnostic tool. An ABI≤0.90 is considered as diagnostic for LEAD...
February 12, 2018: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448285/-risk-factors-and-therapeutic-goals-for-primary-and-secondary-cardiovascular-prevention-significance-for-the-glaucoma-patient
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Claudia Hacke, Carl Erb, Burkhard Weisser
Hypertension, diabetes mellitus and dyslipidaemia are among the most important cardiovascular risk factors. In addition, there is an association with the development and progression of glaucoma. During the last years, there has been an intense discussion concerning optimal treatment goals for these risk factors. Recently, the American Heart Association has defined a blood pressure greater than 130/80 mmHg as hypertension and the European guidelines will follow this definition. These lower blood pressure limits increase the risk for a too strict blood pressure treatment with night values, which might be too low for glaucoma patients...
February 2018: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446769/vascular-cognitive-impairment
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REVIEW
Wiesje M van der Flier, Ingmar Skoog, Julie A Schneider, Leonardo Pantoni, Vincent Mok, Christopher L H Chen, Philip Scheltens
The term vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) was introduced around the start of the new millennium and refers to the contribution of vascular pathology to any severity of cognitive impairment, ranging from subjective cognitive decline and mild cognitive impairment to dementia. Although vascular pathology is common in elderly individuals with cognitive decline, pure vascular dementia (that is, dementia caused solely by vascular pathology) is uncommon. Indeed, most patients with vascular dementia also have other types of pathology, the most common of which is Alzheimer disease (specifically, the diffuse accumulation of amyloid-β plaques and neurofibrillary tangles composed of tau)...
February 15, 2018: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446092/association-of-salivary-lactate-dehydrogenase-level-with-systemic-inflammation-in-a-japanese-population
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N Miyoshi, T Tanigawa, S Nishioka, K Maruyama, E Eguchi, K Tanaka, I Saito, K Yamazaki, Y Miyake
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Salivary lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) was reported to be a useful parameter for the screening of periodontal disease. We performed a cross-sectional study to verify the usefulness of salivary LDH as a biomarker of periodontitis and to investigate the association of severity of periodontitis with systemic inflammation by measuring salivary LDH and serum high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in a community-based middle-aged and elderly population in Japan...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443878/skeletal-muscle-pathophysiology-the-emerging-role-of-spermine-oxidase-and-spermidine
#18
REVIEW
Manuela Cervelli, Alessia Leonetti, Guglielmo Duranti, Stefania Sabatini, Roberta Ceci, Paolo Mariottini
Skeletal muscle comprises approximately 40% of the total body mass. Preserving muscle health and function is essential for the entire body in order to counteract chronic diseases such as type II diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Prolonged physical inactivity, particularly among the elderly, causes muscle atrophy, a pathological state with adverse outcomes such as poor quality of life, physical disability, and high mortality. In murine skeletal muscle C2C12 cells, increased expression of the spermine oxidase (SMOX) enzyme has been found during cell differentiation...
February 14, 2018: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440471/clinical-and-demographic-characteristics-associated-with-suboptimal-primary-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-attack-prevention-retrospective-analysis
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Grace M Turner, Melanie Calvert, Max G Feltham, Ronan Ryan, Samuel Finnikin, Tom Marshall
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Primary prevention of stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) is important to reduce the burden of these conditions; however, prescribing of prevention drugs is suboptimal. We aimed to identify individual clinical and demographic characteristics associated with potential missed opportunities for prevention therapy with lipid-lowering, anticoagulant, or antihypertensive drugs before stroke/TIA. METHODS: We analyzed anonymized electronic primary care records from a UK primary care database that covers 561 family practices...
February 13, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439834/-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-elderly-patients
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R Gómez-Huelgas, F Gómez Peralta, L Rodríguez Mañas, F Formiga, M Puig Domingo, J J Mediavilla Bravo, C Miranda, J Ena
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) increases markedly with age. Antidiabetic treatment and the objectives of glycaemic control in elderly patients with DM2 should be individualised according to their biopsychosocial characteristics. In elderly patients for whom the benefits of intensive antidiabetic treatment are limited, the basic objectives should be to improve the quality of life, preserve functionality and avoid adverse effects, especially hypoglycaemia. Treatment of DM2 in the elderly was the subject of a consensus document published in 2012 and endorsed by several Spanish scientific societies...
February 10, 2018: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
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