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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325730/use-of-cardiovascular-polypills-for-the-secondary-prevention-of-cerebrovascular-disease
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J Masjuan, J Gállego, J M Aguilera, J F Arenillas, M Castellanos, F Díaz, J C Portilla, F Purroy
INTRODUCTION: There is little control of cardiovascular (CV) risk factors in secondary prevention after an ischaemic stroke, in part due to a lack of adherence to treatment. The CV polypill may contribute to proper treatment adherence, which is necessary for CV disease prevention. This study aimed to establish how and in what cases the CV polypill should be administered. METHODS: A group of 8 neurologists drafted consensus recommendations using structured brainstorming and based on their experience and a literature review...
January 8, 2018: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324472/collagenous-enteritis-is-unlikely-a-form-of-aggressive-celiac-disease-despite-sharing-hla-dq2-dq8-genotypes
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Vanderlene Liu Kung, Ta-Chiang Liu, Changqing Ma
Collagenous enteritis is an uncommon small intestinal injury pattern with unclear pathogenesis. While it has been speculated that collagenous enteritis represents a form of refractory celiac disease, recent clinical studies suggest a potential link to exposure to the antihypertensive medication olmesartan. Here we hypothesized that the pathogenesis of collagenous enteritis involves both genetic and environmental factors. All subjects with biopsy-proven collagenous enteritis diagnosed between 2002 and 2015 were identified from 2 tertiary care medical centers...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310996/appropriateness-of-statin-prescription-in-the-elderly
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M Ruscica, C Macchi, C Pavanello, A Corsini, A Sahebkar, C R Sirtori
Statins, the most widely used drugs in the Western world, have become a pivotal component in the primary and secondary prevention of vascular diseases. Although benefits have been well documented in younger-than-75-year-old individuals, the value of statins in people aged >75years and over is controversial. The CTT meta-analysis calculated an absolute risk reduction of 0.6%/year per 38.7mg/dl reduction in LDL-C levels in patients aged >75years, that would translate into a number needed to treat of 167...
January 5, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305431/case-of-nasogastric-tube-dysfunction
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Florian Rainer, Guenther Prenner, Lukas Peter Binder, Peter Fickert, Johannes Plank
CLINICAL PRESENTATION: An elderly female patient was admitted to intensive care for prolonged vasopressor therapy and mechanical ventilation after cardiac arrest and acute percutaneous coronary intervention. Antiplatelet, thyroid hormone replacement and statin therapies were administered through a 14-French nasogastric tube (Nestlé Health Science) and enteral feeding was initiated. Correct position of the nasogastric tube was confirmed radiologically. On the seventh day in the intensive care, our patient was seen to regurgitate soft crumbs into her mouth...
January 5, 2018: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301631/primary-prevention-with-statins%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-elderly
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REVIEW
Martin Bødtker Mortensen, Erling Falk
The burden of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in high-income countries is mostly borne by the elderly. With increasing life expectancy, clear guidance on sensible use of statin therapy to prevent a first and potentially devastating ASCVD event is critically important to ensure a healthy aging population. Since 2013, 5 major North American and European guidelines on statin use in primary prevention of ASCVD have been released by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, U...
January 2, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260400/no-modifying-effect-of-nutritional-status-on-statins-therapy-in-relation-to-all-cause-death-in-older-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Bao-Tao Huang, Fang-Yang Huang, Xiao-Bo Pu, Tian-Li Xia, Yong Peng, Fei Chen, Yong Yang, Yan-Biao Liao, Mao Chen
BACKGROUND: Statins therapy in the secondary prevention of coronary artery disease (CAD) is associated with a lower risk of adverse cardiovascular events. However, little is known regarding the association of elderly patients with nutritional risk on statin therapy. AIMS: To investigate whether older patients with CAD who were at nutritional risk gain similar survival benefit from statins therapy as their counterparts without nutritional risk. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective hospital-based cohort study among 1705 patients with CAD who were older than 65 years of age, using coronary heart disease database from 2008 to 2012...
December 19, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259264/skin-immunization-by-microneedle-patch-overcomes-statin-induced-suppression-of-immune-responses-to-influenza-vaccine
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Elena V Vassilieva, Shelly Wang, Song Li, Mark R Prausnitz, Richard W Compans
Recent studies indicated that in elderly individuals, statin therapy is associated with a reduced response to influenza vaccination. The present study was designed to determine effects on the immune response to influenza vaccination induced by statin administration in a mouse model, and investigate potential approaches to improve the outcome of vaccination on the background of statin therapy. We fed middle aged BALB/c mice a high fat "western" diet (WD) alone or supplemented with atorvastatin (AT) for 14 weeks, and control mice were fed with the regular rodent diet...
December 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246227/statin-consumption-as-a-risk-factor-for-developing-colorectal-cancer-a-retrospective-case-study
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David Renman, Erik Lundberg, Ulf Gunnarsson, Karin Strigård
BACKGROUND: Statins are the backbone of lipid-lowering therapy and are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in the elderly population in Sweden today. Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women, after prostate and breast cancer, respectively, with a median age of 72 years at diagnosis. Statins induce mitochondrial damage leading to accumulation of reactive oxygen species in the cell. Reactive oxygen species can cause mutations in mitochondrial as well as nuclear DNA leading to the development of cancer...
December 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221946/-facing-a-dilemma-in-elderly-complex-and-vulnerable-patients-to-stop-or-not-to-stop-prevention
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Laura Llobet Vila, Josep Maria Manresa Domínguez, José Manuel Carmona Segado, Alícia Franzi Sisó, Rosa Vallès Balasch, Isabel Martínez Díaz
OBJECTIVES: 1-To know the preventive prescription (statin, antiplatelet drugs, bisphosphonates, calcium and vitamin D and Vit B12) of elderly patients previously identified as a CCD (with a complex chronic disease) and ACD (with advanced chronic disease and lifetime expectancy of less than 12 months) who died during 2015. 2-To assess the correct indication of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) to determine potentially avoidable medication. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study...
December 5, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189830/-ambulatory-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-trieste-protocols-of-intervention-activities-and-outcomes
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Sara Doimo, Patrizia Maras, Giulia Barbati, Enrico Fabris, Alessio Della Mattia, Kareem Salame, Giuseppe Gatti, Gianfranco Sinagra
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a model of care proven to reduce mortality and morbidity in patients with coronary artery disease. The aim of this study is to describe the ambulatory CR model of the Cardiovascular Department of Trieste (Italy), analyzing the outcome of the population. METHODS: We analyzed clinical and instrumental characteristics of all consecutive patients after ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), coronary artery bypass graft with or without valve surgery (CABG/CABGV), or planned percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), referred for CR from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2015...
December 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171772/assessing-gaps-in-cholesterol-treatment-guidelines-for-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-based-on-available-randomised-clinical-trial-evidence-the-rotterdam-study
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Jelena Pavlović, Philip Greenland, Jaap W Deckers, Maryam Kavousi, Albert Hofman, M Arfan Ikram, Oscar H Franco, Maarten Jg Leening
Background The purpose of this study was to determine how American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) 2013 and European Society of Cardiology 2016 guidelines for the primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) compare in reflecting the totality of accrued randomised clinical trial evidence for statin treatment at population level. Methods From 1997-2008, 7279 participants aged 45-75 years, free of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, from the population-based Rotterdam Study were included...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165723/the-impact-of-hyperosmolarity-on-long-term-outcome-in-patients-presenting-with-severe-hyperglycemic-crisis-a-population-based-study
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Ivan Kruljac, Miroslav Ćaćić, Petra Ćaćić, Lora Stanka Kirigin Biloš, Davor Kust, Božidar Perić, Maja Filipović-Grčić, Gorana Mirošević, Vedran Ostojić, Mario Štefanović, Milan Vrkljan
Aims We compared characteristics of patients with hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state (HHS) and patients with severe hyperglycemia without the signs of hyperosmolarity and ketoacidosis; analyzed long-term all-cause mortality and potential prognostic factors. Methods The studied population included 261 749 adults. HHS was diagnosed in patients with plasma glucose >33.0 mmol/L, ketonuria <1+, and serum osmolarity >320 mmol/L. Patients with plasma glucose >33.0 mmol/L, ketonuria <1+ and serum osmolarity <320 mmol/L were considered as controls (nHHS)...
November 17, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164916/age-and-gender-differences-in-medical-adherence-after-myocardial-infarction-women-do-not-receive-optimal-treatment-the-netherlands-claims-database
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Daniëlle C Eindhoven, Alexander D Hilt, Thomas C Zwaan, Martin J Schalij, C Jan Willem Borleffs
Background Following myocardial infarction, medication is, besides lifestyle interventions, the cornerstone treatment to improve survival and minimize the occurrence of new cardiovascular events. Still, data on nationwide medication adherence are scarce. This study assesses medical adherence during one year following myocardial infarction, stratifying per type of infarct, age and gender. Design Retrospective cohort study. Methods In The Netherlands, all inhabitants are by law obliged to have health insurance and all claims data are centrally registered...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157754/-should-statin-therapy-be-discontinued-in-the-elderly
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F Bonnet
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November 17, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128438/renin-angiotensin-system-blockers-and-statins-are-associated-with-lower-in-hospital-mortality-in-very-elderly-hypertensives
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Francesco Spannella, Federico Giulietti, Paolo Balietti, Guido Cocci, Laura Landi, Francesca Elena Lombardi, Elisabetta Borioni, Beatrice Bernardi, Giulia Rosettani, Valentina Bordoni, Riccardo Sarzani
OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular diseases are mainly related to hypertension and dyslipidemia and increase with aging because of the larger time span for these risk factors to damage arterial blood vessels. The impact of cardiovascular drug therapy on outcomes in the very elderly hospitalized is still not well established. The aim of our study was to evaluate the associations between cardiovascular therapy and in-hospital mortality in very elderly hypertensives. DESIGN: Prospective observational study...
November 8, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118227/nonadherence-to-statins-and-antihypertensives-and-hospitalizations-among-elderly-medicare-beneficiaries-with-incident-cancer
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Ishveen Chopra, Nilanjana Dwibedi, Malcolm D Mattes, Xi Tan, Patricia Findley, Usha Sambamoorthi
Background: Incident cancer diagnosis may increase the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD)-related hospitalizations, especially in older individuals. Adherence to statins and/or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs)/angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs)/β-blockers reduces CAD-related hospitalizations. This study examined the relationship between medication adherence and CAD-related hospitalizations immediately following cancer diagnosis. Patients and Methods: A retrospective observational longitudinal study was conducted using SEER-Medicare data...
November 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105674/-lack-of-association-between-ldl-cholesterol-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-elderly-women
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Elisa Mazza, Maria Antonietta Salvati, Yvelise Ferro, Daniele De Bonis, Gaetano Gorgone
BACKGROUND: It is known that the association between LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the elderly is controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate this issue using carotid intima-media thickness as a marker of cardiovascular disease. METHODS: Women aged 35-79 years were consecutively enrolled in the study. They underwent a questionnaire to assess cardiovascular disease, a clinical examination to assess blood pressure and anthropometric variables, a biochemical evaluation of lipid profile and glucose, and an ultrasound evaluation of carotid arteries...
November 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058944/statin-drug-interactions-and-related-adverse-reactions-an-update
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Stefano Bellosta, Alberto Corsini
Statins reduce the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with or at risk for cardiovascular disease and their use is expanding, especially in elderly. Statins are prescribed on a long-term basis and may undergo drug-drug interactions (DDIs) with other drugs. Statins have different safety and tolerability, and this might affect the possibility of DDIs with other cardiovascular drugs, increasing the risk of statin-associated myopathy and hepatotoxicity. Polypharmacy and pharmacogenetic variability are potential causes of statin DDIs...
October 30, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056945/comparison-of-the-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-target-value-and-the-preventive-effect-of-statins-in-elderly-patients-and-younger-patients
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Akihiro Endo, Taiji Okada, Misun Pak, Yuzo Kagawa, Shimpei Ito, Hirotomo Sato, Kenji Kageshima, Yasuyuki Yoshida, Kazuaki Tanabe
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) target value and preventive effect of statins are different between elderly and younger patients. METHODS: We investigated 304 patients with previous percutaneous coronary intervention who underwent coronary angiography from January 2007 to December 2016 for examination of recurrent ischemia beyond the early restenosis. Patients were classified into two groups: age ≥ 75 years (elderly group: n = 140) and < 75 years (younger group: n = 164)...
June 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037572/gender-related-differences-in-the-control-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-primary-care-for-elderly-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-cohort-study
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Abdallah Al-Salameh, Sophie Bucher, Bernard Bauduceau, Linda Benattar-Zibi, Gilles Berrut, Philippe Bertin, Emmanuelle Corruble, Nicolas Danchin, Geneviève Derumeaux, Jean Doucet, Bruno Falissard, Françoise Forette, Olivier Hanon, Rissane Ourabah, Florence Pasquier, Michel Pinget, Virginie Ringa, Laurent Becquemont
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to estimate the association between gender and control of diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: The sujets âgés cohort is an observational study whose main objective was to describe the real-life management of elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in France. Nine hundred eighty-three patients with diabetes (517 men and 466 women) were recruited by 213 general practitioners and were followed up prospectively every 6 months for 3 years...
October 13, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
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