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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449240/bmp-signaling-in-pulmonary-hypertension-advances-and-therapeutic-implications
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Kai Yang, Jian Wang, Wenju Lu
Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-mediated signaling pathway plays critical roles in pulmonary hypertension (PH) development and progression. The typical BMP signaling mostly involve BMP ligands, specific transmembrane serine/threonine kinase receptors, cellular responsive kinases and secreted antagonists. As more and more studies have been conducted, the specific protective or pathogenic roles of these molecules within all these subgroups of BMP signaling have been continuously uncovered. Based on these evidences, specific strategies have been designed by targeting these factors as novel treatment approach against PH...
April 27, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448602/clinical-presentation-and-management-of-stable-coronary-artery-disease-in-austria
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Otto Pichlhöfer, Manfred Maier, Roza Badr-Eslam, Robin Ristl, Magdalena Zebrowska, Irene M Lang
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death in Austria. However, no systematic information exists regarding characteristics and treatments of contemporary patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) in Austria. We assembled two retrospective physicians' databases to describe demographics, clinical profiles, and therapeutic strategies in patients with stable CAD. In addition, we compared patient profiles of secondary care internists and hospital-based cardiologists with those of general practitioners in a primary care setting outside of hospital...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448291/the-polypill-in-cardiovascular-prevention-evidence-limitations-and-perspective-position-paper-of-the-european-society-of-hypertension
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Antonio Coca, Enrico Agabiti-Rosei, Renata Cifkova, Athanasios J Manolis, Josep Redón, Giuseppe Mancia
: Antihypertensive, lipid lowering, antidiabetic and antiplatelet treatments all substantially reduce the risk of cardiovascular morbid and fatal events. In real life, however, effective implementation of these treatments is rare, and thus their contribution to cardiovascular prevention is much less than it could be, based on research data. This article reviews the pros and cons of cardiovascular prevention by the polypill approach. It is argued that the high prevalence of individuals with a multifactorial risk profile provides a strong rationale for a therapeutic strategy based on the combination in a single tablet of drugs against different risk factors...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448184/erythropoietin-mediates-brain-vascular-kidney-crosstalk-and-may-be-a-treatment-target-for-pulmonary-and-resistant-essential-hypertension
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Emine Meltem Onal, Alan Alper Sag, Oguzhan Sal, Aslihan Yerlikaya, Baris Afsar, Mehmet Kanbay
Organ crosstalk pathways represent the next frontier for target-mining in molecular medicine for existing syndromes. Pulmonary hypertension and resistant essential hypertension are syndromes that have been proven elusive in etiology, and frequently refractory to first-line management. Underlying crosstalk mechanisms, not yet considered in these treatments, may hinder outcomes or unlock novel treatments. This review focuses systematically on erythropoietin, a synthesizable molecule, as a mediator of brain-kidney crosstalk...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443356/sham-or-no-sham-control-that-is-the-question-in-trials-of-renal-denervation-for-resistant-hypertension-a-systematic-meta-analysis
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Fadl Elmula M Fadl Elmula, Ying-Mei Feng, Lotte Jacobs, Anne C Larstorp, Sverre E Kjeldsen, Alexandre Persu, Jan A Staessen
BACKGROUND: Studies of renal denervation (RDN) in patients with apparent treatment resistant hypertension have been hampered by a number of patient and physician related confounders on blood pressure (BP) including poor drug adherence. It remains uncertain whether RDN lowers BP. We aimed to investigate whether the use of sham control is essential in RDN studies or whether systematic use of 24-hour ambulatory BP provides enough information thereby making an invasive sham control redundant...
April 26, 2017: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442159/cochrane-corner-antihypertensive-efficacy-of-beta-1-selective-beta-blockers-for-primary-hypertension
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Luís Nogueira-Silva, Pedro Sousa Marques, Maria João Lima
Beta blockers are commonly used to treat hypertension. This Cochrane systematic review assessed the effect of beta-1 selective beta blockers on blood pressure (BP), pulse pressure (PP), heart rate (HR) and withdrawal due to adverse effects in patients with primary hypertension. Fifty-six randomized placebo-controlled trials were included, with a total of 7812 patients. These drugs reduced systolic/diastolic BP by 10/8 mmHg, PP by 2 mmHg and HR by 11 bpm; no difference was found between treatment and placebo regarding withdrawal due to adverse effects...
April 22, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440782/systematization-of-clinical-trials-related-to-treatment-of-metabolic-syndrome-1980-2015
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Santiago Cardona Velásquez, Laura Guzmán Vivares, Jaiberth Antonio Cardona-Arias
INTRODUCTION: Despite the clinical, epidemiological, and economic significance of metabolic syndrome, the profile of clinical trials on this disease is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the clinical trials related to treatment of metabolic syndrome during the 1980-2015 period. METHODS: Systematic review of the literature using an ex ante search protocol which followed the phases of the guide Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses in four multidisciplinary databases with seven search strategies...
February 2017: Endocrinol Diabetes Nutr
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440561/anterior-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-induced-by-rituximab-infusion-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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K Sharif, A Watad, N L Bragazzi, E Asher, A Abu Much, Y Horowitz, M Lidar, Y Shoenfeld, H Amital
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: Rituximab is a chimeric monoclonal anti-CD20 antibody approved for the treatment of some lymphoid malignancies as well as for autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and vasculitis. Generally, rituximab is well tolerated; nevertheless, some patients develop adverse effects including infusion reactions. Albeit rare, these reactions may in some cases be life-threatening conditions. Rituximab cardiovascular side effects include more common effects such as hypertension, oedema and rare cases of arrhythmias and myocardial infarction...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439881/effect-of-cocoa-on-blood-pressure
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Karin Ried, Peter Fakler, Nigel P Stocks
BACKGROUND: High blood pressure is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, contributing to about 50% of cardiovascular events worldwide and 37% of cardiovascular-related deaths in Western populations. Epidemiological studies suggest that cocoa-rich products reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Flavanols found in cocoa have been shown to increase the formation of endothelial nitric oxide which promotes vasodilation and therefore blood pressure reduction. Here we update previous meta-analyses on the effect of cocoa on blood pressure...
April 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439216/pediatric-obesity-and-cardiometabolic-disorders-risk-factors-and-biomarkers
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E Levy, A K Saenger, M W Steffes, E Delvin
Obesity remains the most prevailing disorder in childhood males and females worldwide. Its high prevalence markedly predisposes children to insulin resistance, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and liver disorders while enhancing the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. In this review, the relationship of obesity with genetic and environmental factors will be described and the underlined causes will briefly be reported. As obesity in children constitutes an increasingly health concern, important potential biomarkers have been discussed for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of the wide range of overweight-related complications...
March 2017: EJIFCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438887/a-systematic-review-of-strategies-to-prevent-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity
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Daniel J Crona, Aimee Faso, Tomohiro F Nishijima, Kathleen A McGraw, Matthew D Galsky, Matthew I Milowsky
INTRODUCTION: Cisplatin, a platinum-based antineoplastic agent, is the cornerstone for the treatment of many malignancies. Nephrotoxicity is the primary dose-limiting toxicity, and various hydration regimens and supplementation strategies are used to prevent cisplatin-induced kidney injury. However, evidence-based recommendations on specific hydration regimens are limited. A systematic review was performed to evaluate clinical studies that have examined hydration and supplementation strategies to prevent cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity...
April 24, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436816/-almost-lost-at-sea-an-unusual-cause-of-cortical-blindness
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Jeffrey Walden, Edward Van Williamson
A middle-aged man with a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, prior cerebral vascular accident, and remote history of generalized seizure disorder presented with worsening right-sided visual deficits and focal seizures. On examination the patient had dense homonymous hemianopsia on the right side. He was initially diagnosed with a stroke and underwent further investigation for potential causes. However, upon further review, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and repeat examination were more consistent with seizure-related effects on cortical brain matter as the cause of his visual disturbances rather than stroke...
2017: Neurodiagnostic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435476/successful-treatment-of-bullous-lichen-planus-with-acitretin-monotherapy-review-of-treatment-options-for-bullous-lichen-planus-and-case-report
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Efstathios Rallis, Angeliki Liakopoulou, Constantinos Christodoulopoulos, Alexandros Katoulis
BACKGROUND: Bullous lichen planus (BLP) is a rare variant of lichen planus, characterized by the development of vesicular and bullous lesions, of skin, nails, hair and/or mucosa. MAIN OBSERVATIONS: We present a case of 63-year-old woman with BLP, unresponsive to previous therapies with topical corticosteroids, topical calcipotriol, antihistamines and oral cyclosporine (4 mg/kg/day for 4 months). She was already receiving treatment for arterial hypertension, hyperlipidemia, atrial fibrillation and uncontrolled diabetes mellitus...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435117/use-of-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-frequently-refutes-diagnosis-of-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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David S Xu, Randall J Hlubek, Celene B Mulholland, Kerry L Knievel, Kris A Smith, Peter Nakaji
OBJECTIVE: The diagnosis and management of patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) frequently relies on lumbar puncture to ascertain intracranial pressures. However, pressures derived this way may be spurious due to patient body habitus and behavior. We recently incorporated direct continuous intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring into the work-up for IIH and review our experience and outcomes. METHODS: Through billing records, we identified all patients during a 3-year period who had a diagnosis of idiopathic intracranial hypertension and who underwent ICP monitoring prior to shunt placement or revision...
April 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433667/cognitive-impairment-and-heart-failure-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jane A Cannon, Peter Moffitt, Ana Cristina Perez-Moreno, Matthew R Walters, Niall M Broomfield, John J V McMurray, Terence J Quinn
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment and dementia are associated with a range of cardiovascular conditions including hypertension, coronary artery disease and atrial fibrillation. We aimed to describe the association with heart failure, summarising published data to give estimates around prevalence, incidence and relative risk of cognitive impairment/dementia in heart failure. METHODS: We searched multidisciplinary databases including MEDLINE (OVID), EMBASE (OVID), CINAHL (EBSCO), PsychINFO (EBSCO), Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) and CENTRAL (Cochrane Library) from inception until 31(st) May 2015...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432600/potentially-inappropriate-antihypertensive-prescriptions-to-elderly-patients-results-of-a-prospective-observational-study
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Paola H Ponte Márquez, Olga H Torres, Anonio San-José, Xavier Vidal, Antonia Agustí, Francesc Formiga, Alfonso López-Soto, Nieves Ramírez-Duque, Antonio Fernández-Moyano, Juana Garcia-Moreno, Juan A Arroyo, Domingo Ruiz
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies of antihypertensive treatment of older patients have focused on blood pressure control, cardiovascular risk or adherence, whereas data on inappropriate antihypertensive prescriptions to older patients are scarce. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess inappropriate antihypertensive prescriptions to older patients. METHODS: An observational, prospective multicentric study was conducted to assess potentially inappropriate prescription of antihypertensive drugs, in patients aged 75 years and older with arterial hypertension (HTN), in the month prior to hospital admission, using four instruments: Beers, Screening Tool of Older Person's Prescriptions (STOPP), Screening Tool to Alert Doctors to the Right Treatment (START) and Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders 3 (ACOVE-3)...
April 21, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431590/delays-in-door-to-needle-time-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-the-emergency-department-a-comprehensive-stroke-center-experience
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Ashkan Mowla, Jordan Doyle, Navdeep S Lail, Hamidreza Rajabzadeh-Oghaz, Christopher Deline, Peyman Shirani, Marilou Ching, Annemarie Crumlish, Deborah A Steck, David Janicke, Elad I Levy, Robert N Sawyer
BACKGROUND: Current American Stroke Association guidelines recommend initiating intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) within 60min of patient arrival, given the benefits of IVT for AIS are time dependent. This study aimed to identify the delaying factors in door-to-needle time (DTN) in the emergency department of one of the largest comprehensive stroke centers in New York State. We also recommended measures to reduce the delays. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical charts of all AIS patients who received IVT in our emergency department patients between April 1, 2012 and December 31, 2015 to identify those with a DTN time of >60min...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430806/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-post-penetrating-keratoplasty-glaucoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Suqian Wu, Jianjiang Xu
OBJECTIVES: To establish the incidence and risk factors for post penetrating keratoplasty glaucoma (PKKG). METHODS: Studies published between 1947 and 2016 regarding penetrating keratoplasty (PK) were identified using an electronic search and reviewed. For search purpose, PKKG was defined as ocular hypertension (> 21mmHg) after PK. The incidence and risk factors of PKKG were extracted for all studies. Pooled incidence, odd ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430622/serious-adverse-events-of-cell-therapy-for-respiratory-diseases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Runzhen Zhao, Zhenlei Su, Jing Wu, Hong-Long Ji
BACKGROUND: Cell therapy holds the most promising for acute and chronic deleterious respiratory diseases. However, the safety and tolerance for lung disorders are controversy. METHODS: We undertook a systematic review and meta-analyses of all 23 clinical studies of cell therapy. The outcomes were odds ratio (OR), risk difference (RD), Peto OR, relative risk, and mean difference of serious adverse events. RESULTS: 342 systemic infusions and 57 bronchial instillations (204 recipients) of cells were analyzed for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), bronchopulmonary dysplasia, pulmonary arterial hypertension, silicosis, sarcoidosis, extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430610/treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-portal-vein-tumor-thrombus-advances-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Jin-Fang Jiang, Yong-Cong Lao, Bao-Hong Yuan, Jun Yin, Xin Liu, Long Chen, Jian-Hong Zhong
Portal vein tumor thrombus is a frequent, challenging complication in hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatocellular carcinoma patients with portal vein tumor thrombus may show worse liver function, less treatment tolerance and worse prognosis than patients without portal vein tumor thrombus, and they may be at higher risk of comorbidity related to portal hypertension. Western and some Asian guidelines stratify hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor thrombus together with metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma and therefore recommend only palliative treatment with sorafenib or other systemic agents...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
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