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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934557/a-safety-evaluation-of-empagliflozin-plus-linagliptin-for-treating-type-2-diabetes
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Baptist Gallwitz
Dipeptidyl-peptidase-IV inhibitors (DPP-4i) and sodium-glucose-transporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT-2i) are oral antidiabetic drugs that improve glycemic parameters and possess a very low intrinsic hypoglycemia risk and favorable cardiovascular data. Areas covered: An overview on the clinical studies investigating the combination therapy with the DPP-4i linagliptin and the SGLT-2i empagliflozin is given. The clinical evidence for the efficacy and safety of free combinations as well as for their fixed dose combinations is presented...
September 21, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933520/anticoagulation-and-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-of-the-femoro-popliteal-arteries
#2
Cornelis G Vos, Anco Vahl
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is associated with a substantial cardiovascular risk and secondary prevention is recommended for all patients. In this report the literature on anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs for patients with PAD in the femoro-popliteal segment is reviewed. PubMED/MEDLINE and Cochrane Database was searched for studies published between January 1966 and August 2017. Meta-analyses and randomized controlled trials describing outcome of anticoagulants or antiplatelet drugs for secondary prevention or following vascular interventions in patients with PAD were included...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933413/the-role-of-the-nrf2-are-antioxidant-system-in-preventing-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Robert E Smith, Kevin Tran, Cynthia C Smith, Miranda McDonald, Pushkar Shejwalkar, Kenji Hara
It is widely believed that consuming foods and beverages that have high concentrations of antioxidants can prevent cardiovascular diseases and many types of cancer. As a result, many articles have been published that give the total antioxidant capacities of foods in vitro. However, many antioxidants behave quite differently in vivo. Some of them, such as resveratrol (in red wine) and epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG (in green tea) can activate the nuclear erythroid-2 like factor-2 (Nrf2) transcription factor...
November 11, 2016: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933290/nutraceuticals-and-repurposed-drugs-of-phytochemical-origin-in-prevention-and-interception-of-chronic-degenerative-disease-and-cancer
#4
Adriana Albini, Barbara Bassani, Denisa Baci, Katiuscia Dallaglio, Matteo Gallazzi, Paola Corradino, Antonino Bruno, Douglas M Noonan
Chronic, degenerative diseases are often characterized by inflammation and aberrant angiogenesis. For many of these pathologies, including rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases, cancer, diabetes, and obesity, current therapies have limited efficacy, thus the validation of novel (chemo)preventive and interceptive approaches, of new or repurposed agents, alone or in combination with registered drugs, are urgently required. Phytochemicals (triterpenoids, flavonoids, retinoids) and their derivatives, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin) as well as biguanides (metformin and phenformin) originally developed from phytochemical backbones, are multi-target agents showing anti-angiogenic and anti-anti-inflammatory proprieties...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933273/microsponge-embedded-tablet-for-sustained-delivery-of-nifedipine
#5
Indu Pal Kaur, Rakesh Tekade
BACKGROUND: Nifedipine is a potential therapeutic agent for the treatment of cardiovascular disturbances, although it suffers from short half-life (t1/2, 2 hr). OBJECTIVE: To address the problem, we first prepared nifedipine loaded sustained releases microsponges and then formulated tablets for effective clinical application and patient compliance. METHOD: Preparations of microsponges were carried out using different composition of nifedipine and polymer (1:1, 1:2 and 1:3 % molar ratio) using emulsion solvent diffusion technique...
September 21, 2017: Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932938/assessment-of-oral-anticoagulation-control-at-two-pharmacist-managed-clinics-in-brazil
#6
Rogério Guimarães de Lima Silva, Caryne Margotto Bertollo, Isadora Gonçalves Ferreira, Luisa Caldeira Brant, Maria Auxiliadora Parreiras Martins
Background Warfarin remains widely used by patients with cardiovascular diseases. When using warfarin, the quality of oral anticoagulation control is a critical determinant to minimize the risk of bleeding and thromboembolic events. Pharmacist engagement in patient care is relevant towards improving the quality of warfarin therapy. Objective To assess the quality of oral anticoagulation control measured by time in therapeutic range (TTR) at two pharmacist-managed anticoagulation clinics (AC). Method This study included adults with indication of continuous warfarin use...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932559/pupillary-abnormalities-in-non-selected-critically-ill-patients-an-observational-study
#7
Philippe Portran, Martin Cour, Romain Hernu, Sylvie de la Salle, Laurent Argaud
BACKGROUND: Repeated pupillary examination is a key element of neurologic surveillance in intensive care units (ICU). However, in non-selected critically ill patients, the clinical interest of monitoring pupillary diameter and light reflex is poorly documented. We aimed to determine the prevalence and the etiologies of pupillary abnormalities (PAs) in this ICU patient population. METHODS: We performed a prospective, observational study in a medical university affiliated ICU over a 6-month period...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932292/methotrexate-blood-pressure-and-markers-of-arterial-function-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-repeated-cross-sectional-study
#8
Arduino A Mangoni, Leena R Baghdadi, E Michael Shanahan, Michael D Wiese, Sara Tommasi, David Elliot, Richard J Woodman
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate (MTX) treatment in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been associated with lower cardiovascular risk compared to other disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). We sought to identify whether the MTX-associated cardioprotection involves changes in blood pressure (BP) and/or arterial function. METHODS: Clinic and 24-hour peripheral and central systolic and diastolic BP (SBP and DBP), augmentation index (AIx), pulse wave velocity (PWV) and plasma asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) were assessed in RA patients on stable treatment with either MTX ± other DMARDs (MTX group, n = 56, age 61 ± 13 years, 70% females) or other DMARDs (non-MTX group, n = 30, age 63 ± 12 years, 76% females)...
September 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931509/development-and-validation-of-qmortality-risk-prediction-algorithm-to-estimate-short-term-risk-of-death-and-assess-frailty-cohort-study
#9
Julia Hippisley-Cox, Carol Coupland
Objectives To derive and validate a risk prediction equation to estimate the short term risk of death, and to develop a classification method for frailty based on risk of death and risk of unplanned hospital admission.Design Prospective open cohort study.Participants Routinely collected data from 1436 general practices contributing data to QResearch in England between 2012 and 2016. 1079 practices were used to develop the scores and a separate set of 357 practices to validate the scores. 1.47 million patients aged 65-100 years were in the derivation cohort and 0...
September 20, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931015/short-versus-prolonged-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-dapt-duration-after-coronary-stent-implantation-a-comparison-between-the-dapt-study-and-9-other-trials-evaluating-dapt-duration
#10
Toshiaki Toyota, Hiroki Shiomi, Takeshi Morimoto, Masahiro Natsuaki, Takeshi Kimura
AIMS: The Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (DAPT) study demonstrated that DAPT beyond 1-year after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation, as compared with aspirin therapy alone, significantly reduced the risk of major cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events, which was mainly driven by the large risk reduction for myocardial infarction (MI). We sought to compare the largest DAPT study with other trials evaluating DAPT durations after DES implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS: By a systematic literature search, we identified 9 trials comparing prolonged- versus short-DAPT in addition to the DAPT study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930961/impact-of-a-novel-phosphoinositol-3-kinase-inhibitor-in-preventing-mitochondrial-dna-damage-and-damage-associated-molecular-pattern-accumulation-results-from-the-biochronicity-project
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George Edward Black, Kyle K Sokol, Donald M Moe, Jon D Simmons, David Muscat, Victor Pastukh, Gina Capley, Olena Gorodnya, Mykhaylo Ruchko, Mark B Roth, Mark Gillespie, Matthew J Martin
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements in the management of severely injured patients, development of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) remains a morbid complication of traumatic shock. One of the key attributes of MODS is a profound bioenergetics crisis, for which the mediators and mechanisms are poorly understood. We hypothesized that metabolic uncoupling using an experimental phosphoinositol-3 kinase (PI3-K) inhibitor, LY294002 (LY), may prevent mitochondrial abnormalities that lead to the generation of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) damage and the release of mtDNA damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs)...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929668/-systematic-review-on-safety-of-sofren-injection
#12
Yi Que, Yan-Ming Xie, Xing Liao, Yi-Li Zhang
This systematic review aims to evaluate the drug safety of sofren injection in clinical studies. Seven databases were retrieved, and the articles were extracted by 2 researchers according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. Then the quality of all studies and extracted information was evaluated. Sixty three articles were finally included in our study, including 58 randomized controlled trials, 3 non randomized controlled trials, and 2 case reports. All studies included 5 872 patients. Intervention group had a total of 23 cases of adverse drug reaction(ADR), accounting for 0...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929453/effects-of-long-term-ingestion-of-white-tea-on-oxidation-produced-by-aging-and-acute-oxidative-damage-in-rats
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Cristóbal Espinosa Ruiz, Lorena Cabrera, José Ángel López-Jiménez, Salvador Zamora, Francisca Pérez-Llamas
The infusion tea extracted from the leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis can be used in the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, and aging, while adriamycin (ADR) is an anticancer drug that increases oxidative stress in cells. The present study evaluated the protective effect of the long-term consumption of white tea used at two different doses against the oxidative stress produced by aging and acute oxidation caused ADR treatment. At wearing, rats received distilled water (control), or 0...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929445/physicians-questions-concerning-drug-use-among-older-patients-experience-from-norwegian-drug-information-centres-relis-in-the-period-2010-2015
#14
Jan Schjøtt
Questions from physicians to regional medicines information and pharmacovigilance centres in Norway (RELIS) concerning older patients were described. Question-answer pairs (QAPs) from the RELIS database indexed with the category "older", and concerning individual patients from the period 01 Jan 2010 to 31 Dec 2015, were analysed. Two-hundred and eight QAPs categorized with "older" were retrieved from a total of 16 710 in the study period, and 122 of 208 QAPs fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The most common categories of drugs in question (n = 228) according to the ATC system were N: Nervous system (30...
September 19, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929270/mode-of-treatment-governs-curcumin-response-on-doxorubicin-induced-toxicity-in-cardiomyoblasts
#15
Aditi Jain, Vibha Rani
Doxorubicin (Dox) is an effective anti-cancer drug with severe reported cardiotoxicity. Cardiovascular risks associated with present cancer therapeutics demand urgent attention. There has been a growing interest in naturally occurring compounds to improve the therapeutic index as well as prevent non-tumour tissues from sustaining chemotherapy-induced damages. In the present study, the effects of curcumin, a polyphenol isolated from Curcuma longa and well known for its anti-oxidative, anti-cancerous and anti-inflammatory properties, was studied in relation to the Dox-induced cardiotoxicity...
September 19, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929232/-prevalence-comorbidity-and-interdisciplinary-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-insurance-data-on-outpatient-and-inpatient-care-in-baden-w%C3%A3-rttemberg
#16
A Strahl, O Schneider, J Frankenhauser-Mannuß, S Knapstein, C Hermann, B Lembeck, H-M Lorenz, W Rüther, J Flechtenmacher
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has an increased number of comorbidities compared with the general population. OBJECTIVE: Study aim was to collect epidemiological data on prevalence, incidence and comorbidities of RA as well as utilization of outpatient and inpatient care services. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In an age and gender-adjusted case control study, a total of 3.4 million patients insured by the AOK Baden-Württemberg were analysed with respect to visits to physicians, prevalence, incidence and comorbidities of RA...
September 19, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928587/unexpected-complication-after-caudal-epidural-steroid-injection-hiccup
#17
Ayhan Kaydu, Ebru Tarıkçı Kılıç, Erhan Gökçek, Mehmet Salim Akdemir
Persistent hiccup is uncommon, and the mechanism is poorly understood. We present the case of a 43-year-old male patient referred to the Algology department due to chronic back pain who developed what we believe a rare case of persistent hiccup secondary to caudal epidural steroid injection (CESI). The causes of hiccup are many and include electrolyte derangement, nutritional deficiencies, gastrointestinal disorders and instrumentation, cardiovascular disorders, renal impairment, central nervous system disorders, and drugs; however, the cause may be unknown...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928558/oral-clonidine-premedication-attenuates-hemodynamic-responses-of-ketamine-during-total-intravenous-anesthesia
#18
Pulak Tosh, Sunil Rajan, Nitu Puthenveettil, Lakshmi Kumar
BACKGROUND: The most commonly used drug for total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) is ketamine which results in cardiovascular stimulation. AIMS: The primary aim of this study was to assess the effect of oral clonidine premedication on attenuating the hemodynamic responses following ketamine administration. SETTINGS AND DESIGNS: This was a prospective, observational, comparative study conducted in a tertiary care institution. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 40 female patients aged 18-55 years who were posted for elective short gynecological procedures under TIVA were recruited for this study...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928397/atorvastatin-but-not-pravastatin-impairs-mitochondrial-function-in-human-pancreatic-islets-and-rat-%C3%AE-cells-direct-effect-of-oxidative-stress
#19
Francesca Urbano, Marco Bugliani, Agnese Filippello, Alessandra Scamporrino, Stefania Di Mauro, Antonino Di Pino, Roberto Scicali, Davide Noto, Agata Maria Rabuazzo, Maurizio Averna, Piero Marchetti, Francesco Purrello, Salvatore Piro
Statins are a class of drugs widely prescribed as frontline therapy for lowering plasma LDL-cholesterol in cardiovascular risk prevention. Several clinical reports have recently suggested an increased risk of type 2 diabetes associated with chronic use of these drugs. The pathophysiology of this effect remains to be fully elucidated but impaired β-cell function constitutes a potential mechanism. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of a chronic treatment with lipophilic and hydrophilic statins on β-cell function, using human pancreatic islets and rat insulin-secreting INS-1 cells; we particularly focused on the role of mitochondria and oxidative stress...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927896/niacin-and-heart-disease-prevention-engraving-its-tombstone-is-a-mistake
#20
REVIEW
Harold Robert Superko, Xue-Qiao Zhao, Howard N Hodis, John R Guyton
Niacin (nicotinic acid) has been used for primary and secondary coronary heart disease prevention for over 40 years. Until recently clinical trials incorporating niacin as part of an intervention strategy consistently demonstrated reduction in clinical events and lesion improvement, including ≥6% absolute mortality reduction. Two large clinical event trials in 2011 (Atherothrombosis Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome With Low HDL/High Triglycerides and Impact on Global Health Outcomes) and 2014 (Heart Protection Study 2-Treatment of HDL to Reduce the Incidence of Vascular Events) concluded that niacin added to statin therapy did not provide clinical event benefit over statin alone...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
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