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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918428/modification-of-cardiovascular-pharmacotherapy-in-palliative-care-patients-with-cancer-narrative-review
#1
Tomasz Pasierski
Palliative care cancer patients are treated with many drugs especially at the end of life. Limiting of polypharmacy a decreases the risk of associated adverse effects, medical errors and harmful drug interactions The time lag to benefit of many medications used for cardiovascular diseases or risk factors like hypertension, hypercholesterolemia is frequently longer than palliative care cancer patient's life expectancy. It is ethically appropriate to modify, even to discontinue cardiovascular pharmacotherapy when there is no prospect of benefit...
September 13, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904237/labetalol-use-is-associated-with-increased-in-hospital-infection-compared-with-nicardipine-use-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#2
Jordan B Starr, David L Tirschwell, Kyra J Becker
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Increased sympathetic tone causes hypertension after intracerebral hemorrhage, and blood pressure reduction has been studied as a way to decrease hemorrhage growth and improve outcomes. It is unknown if the antihypertensive used to achieve blood pressure goals influences either. Because sympatholytic drugs reduce death and infection in animal models, we hypothesized that labetalol would improve outcomes compared with nicardipine. METHODS: Prospective data from a single center were retrospectively reviewed...
September 13, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881872/hypertension-and-cardiac-arrhythmias-a-consensus-document-from-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-ehra-and-esc-council-on-hypertension-endorsed-by-the-heart-rhythm-society-hrs-asia-pacific-heart-rhythm-society-aphrs-and-sociedad-latinoamericana-de-estimulaci%C3%A3
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Gregory Y H Lip, Antonio Coca, Thomas Kahan, Giuseppe Boriani, Antonis S Manolis, Michael Hecht Olsen, Ali Oto, Tatjana S Potpara, Jan Steffel, Francisco Marín, Márcio Jansen de Oliveira Figueiredo, Giovanni de Simone, Wendy S Tzou, Chern-En Chiang, Bryan Williams, Gheorghe-Andrei Dan, Bulent Gorenek, Laurent Fauchier, Irina Savelieva, Robert Hatala, Isabelle van Gelder, Jana Brguljan-Hitij, Serap Erdine, Dragan Lovic, Young-Hoon Kim, Jorge Salinas-Arce, Michael Field
Hypertension is a common cardiovascular risk factor leading to heart failure (HF), coronary artery disease, stroke, peripheral artery disease and chronic renal insufficiency. Hypertensive heart disease can manifest as many cardiac arrhythmias, most commonly being atrial fibrillation (AF). Both supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias may occur in hypertensive patients, especially in those with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) or HF. Also, some of the antihypertensive drugs commonly used to reduce blood pressure, such as thiazide diuretics, may result in electrolyte abnormalities (e...
June 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872683/phytochemistry-and-pharmacological-potential-of-cassia-absus-a-review
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REVIEW
Saeed Ahmad, Ayesha Hassan, Waheed Mumtaz Abbasi, Tayyeba Rehman
OBJECTIVES: Cassia absus is a plant of the family fabaceae with Ayurvedic ethnomedical records. It is used in traditional medicine for the treatment of bronchitis, asthma, cough, conjunctivitis, leucoderma, renal and hepatic diseases, constipation, tumors, venereal ulcer, headache, hemorrhoids and wound healing. Preliminary in vitro and in vivo studies have provided valuable scientific evidence for its use. This review aims to summarize reported pharmacognosy, traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological potential of C...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870545/arterial-stiffness-and-cognitive-impairment
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REVIEW
Xiaoxuan Li, Peiyuan Lyu, Yanyan Ren, Jin An, Yanhong Dong
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness is one of the earliest indicators of changes in vascular wall structure and function and may be assessed using various indicators, such as pulse-wave velocity (PWV), the cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI), the ankle-brachial index (ABI), pulse pressure (PP), the augmentation index (AI), flow-mediated dilation (FMD), carotid intima media thickness (IMT) and arterial stiffness index-β. Arterial stiffness is generally considered an independent predictor of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845763/ethnopharmacological-investigations-of-phytochemical-constituents-isolated-from-the-genus-cuscuta
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REVIEW
Muhammad Ibrahim, Kanwal Rehman, Iqbal Hussain, Tahir Farooq, Bisharat Ali, Irum Majeed, Muhammad Sajid Hamid Akash
The genus Cuscuta, of the family Cuscutaceae, is present in plants and has been traditionally used medicinally against many diseases and conditions, notably depression, mental illness, headache, spleen disease, jaundice, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension. Large numbers of phytochemical constituents such as alkaloids, flavonoids, lignins, oxygen heterocyclic compounds, steroids, fatty acids, phenolic acids, resin glycosides, and polysaccharides have been isolated from different species of Cuscuta. Ethnopharmacological studies conducted on such constituents have also been shown Cuscuta to possess anticancer, antiviral, antispasmodic, antihypertensive, anticonvulsant, antibacterial, antioxidant, diuretic, and hair-growth activity...
2017: Critical Reviews in Eukaryotic Gene Expression
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826584/prediction-of-symptomatic-intracranial-hemorrhage-after-intravenous-thrombolysis-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-the-symptomatic-intracranial-hemorrhage-score
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Thanin Lokeskrawee, Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, Jayanton Patumanond, Somsak Tiamkao, Thanoot Thamangraksat, Phanyarat Phankhian, Polchai Pleumpanupat, Paworamon Sribussara, Teeraparp Kitjavijit, Anake Supap, Weerawan Rattanaphibool, Jariya Prisiri
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (sICH) is common after intravenous thrombolysis in acute ischemic strokes (AISs). Available predictive scoring systems were derived mostly in the Western countries. METHODS: Retrospective data in 1 provincial and 4 regional hospitals in the northern part of Thailand were reviewed. Patients with AIS, to whom recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) had been prescribed, were classified into 3 groups: no intracranial hemorrhage (no ICH), asymptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (asICH) and sICH...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826254/allium-schoenoprasum-l-a-review-of-phytochemistry-pharmacology-and-future-directions
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Varinder Singh, Gargi Chauhan, Pawan Krishan, Richa Shri
Allium schoenoprasum L. (family Amaryllidaceae), commonly known as chives has great culinary value besides being used as ethnomedicine. This review emphasises on phytochemistry and pharmacological activities of A. schoenoprasum, and discusses the future opportunities for systematic investigations. Scientific evaluation of chives validates its traditional claims and demonstrates diverse pharmacological potential including an anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antioxidant, anthelmintic and antihypertensive. Though phytochemical studies revealed the presence of sulphur and phenolic compounds, flavonoids, saponin and steroidal glycosides yet methodical research to identify bioactive compounds is required...
August 22, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814898/reducing-rectal-injury-in-men-receiving-prostate-cancer-radiation-therapy-current-perspectives
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Nicholas A Serrano, Noah S Kalman, Mitchell S Anscher
Dose escalation is now the standard of care for the treatment of prostate cancer with radiation therapy. However, the rectum tends to be the dose-limiting structure when treating prostate cancer, given its close proximity. Early and late toxicities can occur when the rectum receives large doses of radiation therapy. New technologies allow for prevention of these toxicities. In this review, we examine the evidence that supports various dose constraints employed to prevent these rectal injuries from occurring...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813123/pharmacotherapy-for-hypertension-in-adults-aged-18-to-59-years
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REVIEW
Vijaya M Musini, Francois Gueyffier, Lorri Puil, Douglas M Salzwedel, James M Wright
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is an important risk factor for adverse cardiovascular events including stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure and renal failure. The main goal of treatment is to reduce these events. Systematic reviews have shown proven benefit of antihypertensive drug therapy in reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality but most of the evidence is in people 60 years of age and older. We wanted to know what the effects of therapy are in people 18 to 59 years of age...
August 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782480/recent-progress-in-biological-activities-of-indole-and-indole-alkaloids
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O M Singh, Thokchom Prasanta Singh
The indole scaffold is a prominent and privileged structural motif found in numerous natural products and in a wide range of bioactive heterocycles. Starting from the simple structural framework of serotonin, the well known neurotransmitter to complex alkaloids which are used clinically as anticancer agent, mitomycin C, and the antihypertensive alkaloid reserpine, the indole moiety is considered as the active principle. Thus over the past decade, a large number of indole-containing compounds have revealed remarkable pharmacological activity and their utility as therapeutic agents have attracted considerable attention from chemists...
August 7, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782466/current-status-of-renal-artery-angioplasty-and-stenting-for-resistant-hypertension-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Antonis S Manolis, Antonis A Manolis, Helen Melita
BACKGROUND: Renal artery stenosis (RAS) has a high prevalence in older patients, especially in the context of general atherosclerosis. It is frequently associated with resistant hypertension and impaired renal function and their attendant consequences. The issue whether revascularization via percutaneous renal angioplasty and stenting (PRA/S) can benefit these patients remains unsettled. OBJECTIVE: To present a case series of patients with refractory hypertension and RAS undergoing PRA/S and also to provide an extensive review of the literature on the current status of PRA/S for resistant hypertension...
August 4, 2017: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782316/rediscovering-chirality-role-of-s-metoprolol-in-cardiovascular-disease-management
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Jagdish C Mohan, Siddharth N Shah, Sunny Chinchansurkar, Arindam Dey, Rishi Jain
BACKGROUND: The process of drug discovery and development today encompass a myriad of paths for bringing a new therapeutic molecule that has minimal adverse effects and of optimal use to the patient. Chirality was proposed in the direction of providing a purer and safer form of drug [Ex- cetrizine and levocetrizine]. Decades have passed since the introduction of this concept and numerous chiral molecules are in existence in therapeutics, yet somehow this concept has been ignored. This review aims to rediscover the ignored facts about chirality, its benefits and clear some common myths considering the example of S-Metoprolol in the management of Hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases...
June 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780421/antihypertensive-drugs
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REVIEW
Stéphane Laurent
Successful treatment of hypertension is possible with limited side effects given the availability of multiple antihypertensive drug classes. This review describes the various pharmacological classes of antihypertensive drugs, under two major aspects: their mechanisms of action and side effects. The mechanism of action is analysed through a pharmacological approach, i.e. the molecular receptor targets, the various sites along the arterial system, and the extra-arterial sites of action, in order to better understand in which type of hypertension a given pharmacological class of antihypertensive drug is most indicated...
October 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776550/blood-pressure-targets-in-the-hypertensive-elderly
#15
REVIEW
Peng Liu, Jin-Gang Zheng
OBJECTIVE: Hypertension is an important risk factor of cardiovascular disease and increases mortality in the elderly. However, the available medical evidences are both inconsistent and insufficient regarding establishing credible and useful blood pressure (BP) targets in the hypertensive elderly. This review summarizes the existing evidences used for establishing optimal BP targets for this patient population and points out some data inconsistencies which have added to the uncertainty...
August 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760142/the-renin-angiotensin-system-a-possible-new-target-for-depression
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REVIEW
João Vian, Círia Pereira, Victor Chavarria, Cristiano Köhler, Brendon Stubbs, João Quevedo, Sung-Wan Kim, André F Carvalho, Michael Berk, Brisa S Fernandes
Depression remains a debilitating condition with an uncertain aetiology. Recently, attention has been given to the renin-angiotensin system. In the central nervous system, angiotensin II may be important in multiple pathways related to neurodevelopment and regulation of the stress response. Studies of drugs targeting the renin-angiotensin system have yielded promising results. Here, we review the potential beneficial effects of angiotensin blockers in depression and their mechanisms of action. Drugs blocking the angiotensin system have efficacy in several animal models of depression...
August 1, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756578/design-and-application-of-a-medication-assessment-tool-for-secondary-prevention-of-stroke
#17
Marise Gauci, Francesca Wirth, Liberato Camilleri, Lilian M Azzopardi, Anthony Serracino-Inglott
Background Optimisation of drug therapy is essential in the care of older persons and may be facilitated by application of medication assessment tools (MATs). Objective To design, psychometrically evaluate and apply an innovative MAT for secondary prevention of ischaemic stroke with particular relevance to older persons. Method Review criteria were selected from clinical practice guidelines and MAT-CVA was developed, validated and tested for reliability and feasibility. MAT-CVA was applied to 150 patients with a diagnosis of ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack admitted to a rehabilitation hospital...
July 29, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741243/the-pharmacogenomic-and-metabolomic-predictors-of-ace-inhibitor-and-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blocker-effectiveness-and-safety
#18
Hania K Flaten, Andrew A Monte
Hypertension (HTN) is the most common chronic disease in the USA. Hypertensive patients frequently require repeat primary care visits to find an effective drug or drug combination to control their disease. Currently, patients are prescribed drugs for HTN based on race, age, and comorbidities and although the current guidelines are reasonable starting points for prescribing, 50% of hypertensive patients still fail to achieve target blood pressures. Despite numerous strategies to improve compliance, drug effectiveness, and optimization of initial drug choice, effectiveness has remained largely unchanged over the past two decades...
July 24, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728322/perioperative-hypertension-management-during-facelift-under-local-anesthesia-with-intravenous-hypnotics
#19
Ki Ho Chung, Myeong Soo Cho, Hoon Jin
Perioperative hypertension is a phenomenon in which a surgical patient's blood pressure temporarily increases throughout the preoperative and postoperative periods and remains high until the patient's condition stabilizes. This phenomenon requires immediate treatment not only because it is observed in a majority of patients who are not diagnosed with high blood pressure, but also because occurs in patients with underlying essential hypertension who show a sharp increase in their blood pressure. The most common complication following facelift surgery is hematoma, and the most critical risk factor that causes hematoma is elevated systolic blood pressure...
July 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726432/-news-in-the-treatment-of-hypertension-and-dyslipidemia
#20
Jan Václavík
These review article presents the results of major recent studies in cardiovascular prevention. HOPE-3 study showed that people with medium cardiovascular risk who have not experienced a cardiovascular event, and have normal blood pressure, benefit from deploying a statin, and in the presence of hypertension benefit from deploying a combination of a statin and antihypertensive drugs. Studies evaluating genetic predisposition brought new evidence that both LDL cholesterol and systolic blood pressure are independent and multiplicative causal risk factors for cardiovascular events...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
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