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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232032/erosive-pustular-dermatosis-of-the-scalp-reappraisal-of-an-underrecognized-entity
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Michael Wilk, Bettina G Zelger, Undine Hauser, Reinhard Höpfl, Bernhard Zelger
Erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp (EPDS) is an inflammatory dermatosis of unknown etiology. Herein, we present a review of the disease and report our own clinical and histopathological experience in eleven patients. EPDS tends to spontaneously affect bald areas of the scalp in elderly individuals. A history of previous surgery at the same site - as observed in four of our patients - is common. Coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular insult, arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and severe cases of cancer were frequent comorbidities...
December 12, 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229621/stem-cell-therapy-for-congenital-heart-disease-a-systematic-review
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Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Evangelos K Oikonomou, Demetrios Moris, Dimitrios Schizas, Konstantinos P Economopoulos, Konstantinos S Mylonas
BACKGROUND: Congenital heart disease (CHD) constitutes the most prevalent and heterogeneous group of congenital anomalies. Although surgery remains the gold standard treatment modality, stem cell therapy has been gaining ground as a complimentary or alternative treatment option in certain types of CHD. The aim of this study was to present the existing published evidence and ongoing research efforts on the implementation of stem cell-based therapeutic strategies in CHD. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted by searching Medline, ClinicalTrials...
December 12, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229570/medicinal-plants-used-for-hypertension-treatment-by-folk-healers-in-songkhla-province-thailand
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Oratai Neamsuvan, Panadda Komonhiran, Kamonvadee Boonming
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Hypertension is the most dominant risk factor for the development of cardiovascular, kidney, and eye diseases. In Thailand, illness and hospitalisation in the modern public health system due to high blood pressure is increasing. However, some Thai people have turned their attention to the use of herbal medicines for healthcare. Therefore, this study aimed (1) to study the folk knowledge of hypertension treatment and (2) to study plant utilisation in the treatment of high blood pressure by Songkhla folk healers...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228345/mechanisms-and-mediators-of-hypertension-induced-by-erythropoietin-and-related-molecules
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Rajiv Agarwal
Hypertension is a common but frequently overlooked adverse effect of erythropoietin (EPO) therapy. Underreporting of hypertension with EPO is likely due to either more aggressively managing hypertension through the prescription of antihypertensive drugs or closer attention to dry weight. The purpose and focus of this review is to critically evaluate the mechanisms of EPO-induced hypertension. Preclinical data are considered first, followed by clinical data where available. Mediated by a variety of molecules, there is an imbalance in the vascular tone favoring net vasoconstriction that mediates EPO-induced hypertension...
December 8, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226103/clinical-application-of-vibration-controlled-transient-elastography-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Xie-Er Liang, Yong-Peng Chen
Evaluation of the extent and progression of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis is of critical importance in the management and prognosis of patients with chronic hepatitis B. Due to the limitation of liver biopsy, non-invasive methods, especially liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by vibration controlled transient elastography, have been developed and widely applied for liver fibrosis assessment. LSM aims to reduce, but not to substitute, the need for liver biopsy for fibrosis/cirrhosis diagnosis. While LSM may have potential utility in monitoring treatment response, its applications in prediction of liver complications in terms of portal hypertension and esophageal varices, as well as disease prognosis, have been gradually validated...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224086/role-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-in-the-pathogenesis-of-cardiovascular-diseases
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Dongling Liu, Xiang Zeng, Xiao Li, Jawahar L Mehta, Xianwei Wang
NLRP3 inflammasome is a key multiprotein signaling platform that tightly controls inflammatory responses and coordinates antimicrobial host defenses by activating caspase-1 for the subsequent maturation of pro-inflammatory cytokines, IL-1β and IL-18, and induces pyroptosis. The assembly and activation of NLRP3 inflammasome are linked to the pathogenesis of several cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as hypertension and diabetes, and their major consequences-myocardial remodeling. The study of the NLRP3 inflammasome in these cardiovascular disease states may uncover important triggers and endogenous modulators of the disease, and lead to new treatment strategies...
December 9, 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221519/addressing-noncommunicable-disease-on-short-term-medical-trips-a-longitudinal-study-of-hypertension-treatment-in-santo-domingo
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Camille Hochheimer, Marwah Khalid, Michelle Vy, Goldie Chang, Dien Tu, Mark Ryan
BACKGROUND: Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of mortality worldwide and pose complex challenges in developing nations. Short-term medical trips, which often operate independently of government and pharmaceutical companies, are in a unique position to address NCDs in developing nations. In 2010, the Dominican Aid Society of Virginia shifted the focus of their semiannual clinic to addressing NCDs in Paraíso, Santo Domingo. OBJECTIVE: This study analyzes the longitudinal impact of a short-term medical trip on the control of hypertension in their patient population...
May 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220484/human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-and-hypertension-is-there-a-connection
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Elias Sanidas, Dimitris P Papadopoulos, Maria Velliou, Kostas Tsioufis, John Barbetseas, Vasilios Papademetriou
Data support that hypertension is prevalent among HIV patients contributing to increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Immunodeficiency and prolonged antiretroviral treatment along with common risk factors including older age, male gender and high body mass index might conduce to greater incidence of hypertension. The purpose of this review was to summarize recent evidence of the increased cardiovascular risk in these patents linking HIV infection to hypertension.
December 6, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219937/relationship-between-maternal-characteristics-and-postpartum-hemorrhage-a-meta-analysis-study
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Aysegul Durmaz, Nuran Komurcu
BACKGROUND: Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is a leading cause of maternal death in low-income countries and the primary cause of approximately one of every four maternal deaths worldwide. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the antenatal risk factors of PPH and its effects. METHODS: The literature from nine databases was reviewed, and studies published between 2000 and 2012 were analyzed using terms such as "postpartum hemorrhage," "prevention of postpartum hemorrhage," and "management of postpartum hemorrhage...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217441/impact-of-bmi-on-outcomes-after-mesenteric-revascularization-for-chronic-mesenteric-ischemia
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Neel A Mansukhani, Katherine E Hekman, Dustin Y Yoon, Irene B Helenowski, Andrew W Hoel, Heron E Rodriguez, William H Pearce, Mark K Eskandari, Tadaki M Tomita
OBJECTIVE: Historically, patients with chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) are underweight with a low body mass index (BMI). However, with the recent obesity epidemic many of these patients now are overweight with a high BMI. We evaluated the impact of BMI on outcomes after mesenteric revascularization for CMI. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients undergoing open or endovascular mesenteric revascularization for CMI between January 2000 and June 2015 was performed...
December 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216336/managing-diabetic-kidney-disease
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Sagen Zac-Varghese, Peter Winocour
Introduction: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This review covers the pillars of care essential for the management of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) including (1) early diagnosis, (2) improved glycaemic control, (3) treatment of hypertension, (4) identification and treatment of associated metabolic bone disease and (5) identification and effective management of dyslipidaemia and additional cardiovascular risk factors. Sources of data: We searched PubMed for articles using search terms: diabetic nephropathy, diabetic kidney disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease...
December 5, 2017: British Medical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214027/to-what-extent-do-prescribing-practices-for-hypertension-in-the-private-sector-in-zimbabwe-follow-the-national-treatment-guidelines-an-analysis-of-insurance-medical-claims
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Victor Basopo, Paschal N Mujasi
Background: Hypertension is the most prevalent cardiovascular disease in Zimbabwe. The prevalence of Hypertension in the country is above 30% regardless of the cut off used. Currently, majority of patients in Zimbabwe seek health care from the private sector due to limited government funding for the public health sector. However, Standard treatment guidelines for hypertension are only available in the public sector and are optional in the private sector. This study assesses compliance of private sector prescribing to Standard Treatment guidelines for hypertension...
2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211322/perivascular-adipose-tissue-and-the-dynamic-regulation-of-kv-7-and-kir-channels-implications-to-resistant-hypertension
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Maik Gollasch, Donald G Welsh, Rudolf Schubert
Resistant hypertension is defined as high blood pressure that remains uncontrolled despite treatment with at least three antihypertensive drugs at adequate doses. Resistant hypertension is an increasingly common clinical problem in older age, obesity, diabetes, sleep apnea, and chronic kidney disease. Although the direct vasodilator minoxidil was introduced in the early 1970s, only recently has this drug been shown to be particularly effective in a subgroup of patients with treatment-resistant or uncontrolled hypertension...
December 6, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210129/effect-of-resveratrol-and-pterostilbene-on-aging-and-longevity
#14
REVIEW
Yi-Rong Li, Shiming Li, Chi-Chien Lin
Over the past years, several studies have found that foods rich in polyphenols protect against age-related disease, such as atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, arthritis, cataracts, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes (T2D), hypertension and Alzheimer's disease. Resveratrol and pterostilbene, the polyphenol found in grape and blueberries, have beneficial effects as anti-aging compounds through modulating the hallmarks of aging, including oxidative damage, inflammation, telomere attrition and cell senescence...
December 6, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210030/pharmacologic-prevention-of-variceal-bleeding-and-rebleeding
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Anna Baiges, Virginia Hernández-Gea, Jaime Bosch
BACKGROUND: Variceal bleeding is a major complication of portal hypertension, which is associated with significant mortality. Moreover, patients surviving a variceal bleeding episode have very high risk of rebleeding, which is associated with mortality as high as that of the first bleed. Because of this, prevention of bleeding from gastroesophageal varices has been one of the main therapeutic goals since the advent of the first effective therapies for portal hypertension. AIM: This review deals with the present day state-of-the-art pharmacological prevention of variceal bleeding in primary and secondary prophylaxis...
December 5, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209927/hydroxocobalamin-for-the-treatment-of-cardiac-surgery-associated-vasoplegia-a-case-series
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Pranav R Shah, Penny S Reynolds, Nirvik Pal, Daniel Tang, Harry McCarthy, Bruce D Spiess
PURPOSE: Vasoplegia is a clinical syndrome marked by severe arteriolar vasodilatation, hypotension, and low systemic vascular resistance refractory to multiple vasopressor treatment. We report our experience with hydroxocobalamin (B12) infusion as a potential rescue adjunct for refractory vasoplegia during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of 33 patients undergoing cardiac surgery between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2015, who were given intravenous B12 for refractory hypotension during, or immediately following, CPB...
December 5, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208204/durable-renal-response-after-combination-of-bortezomib-corticosteroids-rituximab-and-plasmapheresis-for-late-antibody-mediated-renal-transplant-rejection%C3%A2
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Yanli Ding, Jean Francis, Amitabh Gautam, Linda Pelletier, Vaishali Sanchorawala, Karen Quillen
Late occurrence of antibody-mediated rejection (AMR), defined as occurring 6 months after transplantation, is associated with poor renal allograft survival, compared to early acute AMR and acute cellular rejection. The proteasome inhibitor bortezomib has multiple immunomodulatory effects on plasma cells, the source of donor-specific HLA antibodies which mediate AMR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients who presented with biopsy-proven AMR and donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies (DSA) at a single institution between July 2011 and February 2015 were included...
December 6, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207946/achieved-systolic-blood-pressure-in-older-people-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Aline A I Moraes, Cristina P Baena, Taulant Muka, Arjola Bano, Adriana Buitrago-Lopez, Ana Zazula, Bruna O Erbano, Nicolle A Schio, Murilo H Guedes, Wichor M Bramer, Oscar H Franco, José Rocha Faria-Neto
BACKGROUND: It remains unclear into which level the systolic blood pressure (SBP) should be lowered in order to provide the best cardiovascular protection among older people. Hypertension guidelines recommendation on attaining SBP levels <150 mmHg in this population is currently based on experts' opinion. To clarify this issue, we systematically reviewed and quantified available evidence on the impact of achieving different SBP levels <150 mmHg on various adverse outcomes in subjects aged ≥60 years old receiving antihypertensive drug treatment...
December 5, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207219/-donor-and-recipient-selection-in-living-donor-kidney-transplantation-eligibility
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Marilena Gregorini, Eleonora Francesca Pattonieri, Gianluca Fasoli, Mauro Valente, Edoardo La Porta, Michele Canevari, Fulvia Erasmi, Teresa Rampino
This review is intended to be a guide for the physician to evaluate and prepare a donor / recipient couple for living kidney transplantation. Although it is intended to be exhaustive, it will not be able to respond at all possible and different cases, but it may apply at most of them. Renal transplantation is considered the choice treatment for patients with chronic renal failure and if the kidney transplant is performed pre-emptive it is associated with better organ and patient survival. The main aim of the program is to evaluate the risks of donor and recipient and to ensure the donor safety and well-being...
December 5, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206698/surgery-and-discontinuation-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-current-perspectives
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Nikola Bradic, Zdenko Povsic-Cevra
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current article reviews the current evidence for continuing or discontinuing angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) during the perioperative period. RECENT FINDINGS: In patients undergoing treatment of hypertension with ACEIs or ARBs, there are both benefits associated with continuing these medications during the perioperative period and higher risk for perioperative hypotension and its complications...
December 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
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