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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663893/sglt-2-inhibition-novel-therapeutics-for-reno-and-cardioprotection-in-diabetes-mellitus
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Angus Gill, Stephen P Gray, Karin A Jandeleit-Dahm, Anna M D Watson
BACKGROUND: The sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) is primarily located within S1 of the renal proximal tubule being responsible for approximately 90% of glucose re-uptake in the kidney. Inhibition of SGLT2 is an exciting new pharmacological approach for the reduction of blood glucose in type 2 diabetic patients via inhibition of tubular glucose reabsorption. In addition to lowering glucose, this group of drugs has shown significant cardiovascular and renal protective effects. CONCLUSION: This review aims to outline the current state of preclinical research and clinical trials for different SGLT2 inhibitors and outline some of the proposed mechanisms of action, including possible effects on sympathetic nerve activity, which may contribute to the unexpected beneficial cardiovascular and reno-protective effects of this class of compounds...
April 17, 2018: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662261/prediabetes-in-colombia-expert-consensus
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REVIEW
Patricio López-Jaramillo, Carlos Calderón, Jorge Castillo, Iván Darío Escobar, Enrique Melgarejo, Gustavo Adolfo Parra
The prevalence of Prediabetes in Colombia is high, and despite being recognized and categorized in the main Medical Guidelines and included in the International Classification of Diseases in Colombia, knowledge and awareness of it is limited amongst healthcare professionals and in the community. Our expert group recommends that educational programs emphasize a global approach to risk which includes a recognition of the importance of prediabetes and its evaluation along with and other risk factors such as a family history of DM2, overweight and obesity, dislipidemia and hypertension...
December 30, 2017: Colombia Médica: CM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661561/clinically-actionable-hypercholesterolemia-and-hypertriglyceridemia-in-children-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Kathryn E Harlow, Jonathan A Africa, Alan Wells, Patricia H Belt, Cynthia A Behling, Ajay K Jain, Jean P Molleston, Kimberly P Newton, Philip Rosenthal, Miriam B Vos, Stavra A Xanthakos, Joel E Lavine, Jeffrey B Schwimmer
OBJECTIVE: To determine the percentage of children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in whom intervention for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol or triglycerides was indicated based on National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute guidelines. STUDY DESIGN: This multicenter, longitudinal cohort study included children with NAFLD enrolled in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661542/helping-patients-with-esrd-and-earlier-stages-of-ckd-to-quit-smoking
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REVIEW
Perry Formanek, Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, Majid Afshar
Among the many adverse effects of tobacco exposure is the increased risk for progression of kidney disease. Individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD), who already face increased cardiovascular event rates compared to the general population, are at even greater risk if they smoke. Despite these risks and the increased focus on smoking cessation in the general population in recent years, national guidelines have not specifically targeted individuals with CKD. There are similarly sparse data specific to individuals with CKD regarding the safety and efficacy of evidence-based smoking cessation modalities...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660989/long-term-outcome-of-stenting-for-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis-and-the-effect-of-angiographic-restenosis
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Karin Zachrisson, Sven Elverfors, Gert Jensen, Mikael Hellström, Mikael Svensson, Hans Herlitz, Mårten Falkenberg
Background Symptomatic renal artery stenosis (RAS) is mainly treated with pharmacological blood pressure control, sometimes with percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA). It is unclear if PTRA benefits these patients over time. Purpose To determine long-term renal function, morbidity, and mortality in patients with symptomatic RAS treated with PTRA, and whether long-term outcomes are associated with angiographic restenosis. Material and Methods Retrospective single-center, long-term follow-up of 57 patients with atherosclerotic RAS treated with PTRA with stent during 1995-2004 and investigated for restenosis with angiography after one year...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658328/effects-of-enoxaparin-on-intravascular-sclerostin-release-in-healthy-men
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Jacek Borawski, Justyna Zoltko, Barbara Labij-Reduta, Ewa Koc-Zorawska, Beata Naumnik
Sclerostin (Scl) is implicated in vascular calcification and angiogenesis and localizes within vasculature. Its molecule incorporates a heparin-binding site that implies also binding to endothelial glycocalyx. We preliminary tested whether intravenous (IV) low-molecular-weight heparin enoxaparin can stimulate intravascular release of this calcification inhibitor in humans. Sixteen male volunteers were injected with a bolus of 1 mg/kg body weight of enoxaparin. After 10 minutes, plasma immunoreactive Scl levels increased uniformly by a mean of 184% versus baseline level of 0...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656548/effects-of-geranylgeranylacetone-upon-cardiovascular-diseases
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Shengqiang Zeng, Hong Wang, Zaihua Chen, Qianqiang Cao, Lin Hu, Yanqing Wu
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are an important family of protective proteins. They are involved actively in an array of cellular processes, including protective effects on the cardiovascular system in response to various stimuli. Increasing evidence shows that pharmacologic interventions that induce expression of HSPs may be a novel approach for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. However, agents that induce expression of HSPs used previously are toxic or have harmful side effects, which limit their clinical application...
April 14, 2018: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655677/an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study-of-a-4-herb-formula-on-the-management-of-diet-induced-metabolic-syndrome
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Elaine Wat, Yanping Wang, Ken Chan, Hon Wai Law, Chi Man Koon, Kit Man Lau, Ping Chung Leung, Choly Yan, Clara Bik San Lau
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome is the cluster of risk factors that leads to increased episodes of cardiovascular disease (CVD). These risk factors include but are not limited to obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD), dyslipidemia, and type 2 diabetes. Since the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome has multiple metabolic origins, there is no single treatment for it. Pharmacological approaches consist of separate drugs which target at individual risk factors which pose various side effects...
March 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651786/the-why-when-and-how-to-test-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Lien Desteghe, Jeroen M L Hendriks, R Doug McEvoy, Ching Li Chai-Coetzer, Paul Dendale, Prashanthan Sanders, Hein Heidbuchel, Dominik Linz
Sleep apnea is associated with increased cardiovascular risk and may be important in atrial fibrillation (AF) management. It is present in up to 62% of the AF population and is highly under-recognized and underdiagnosed. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is strongly associated with AF and non-randomized trials have shown that its treatment can help to reduce AF recurrences and maintain sinus rhythm. The 2016 European Society of Cardiology guidelines for the management of AF recommend that AF patients should be questioned regarding the symptoms of OSA and that OSA-treatment should be optimized to improve AF treatment results...
April 12, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650544/evaluation-and-management-of-right-sided-heart-failure-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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REVIEW
Marvin A Konstam, Michael S Kiernan, Daniel Bernstein, Biykem Bozkurt, Miriam Jacob, Navin K Kapur, Robb D Kociol, Eldrin F Lewis, Mandeep R Mehra, Francis D Pagani, Amish N Raval, Carey Ward
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The diverse causes of right-sided heart failure (RHF) include, among others, primary cardiomyopathies with right ventricular (RV) involvement, RV ischemia and infarction, volume loading caused by cardiac lesions associated with congenital heart disease and valvular pathologies, and pressure loading resulting from pulmonic stenosis or pulmonary hypertension from a variety of causes, including left-sided heart disease. Progressive RV dysfunction in these disease states is associated with increased morbidity and mortality...
April 12, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650283/-interventions-for-smoking-cessation-in-2018
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REVIEW
J Abdul-Kader, G Airagnes, S D'almeida, F Limosin, A-L Le Faou
Smoking cessation treatments have been proved effective to stop smoking. For pharmacological treatments, nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) as well as bupropion allow to increase 6 month-abstinence rates by more than 80% in comparison with placebo while varenicline prescription doubles success rates in the same conditions. These results mean that for 10 smokers who quit with placebo, 18 are expected to quit with NRT or bupropion and 28 are expected to quit with varenicline. Varenicline is 50% more effective than nicotine patch and 70% more effective than nicotine gum...
April 9, 2018: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644942/postnatal-undernutrition-in-mice-causes-cardiac-arrhythmogenesis-which-is-exacerbated-when-pharmacologically-stressed
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J R Visker, D P Ferguson
Growth restriction caused by postnatal undernutrition increases risk for cardiovascular disease in adulthood with the potential to induce arrhythmogenesis. Thus, the purpose was to determine if undernutrition during development produced arrhythmias at rest and when stressed with dobutamine in adulthood. Mouse dams were fed (CON: 20% protein), or low-protein (LP: 8%) diet before mating. A cross-fostering model was used where pups nursed by dams fed LP diet in early [EUN; postnatal day (PN) 1-10], late (LUN; PN11-21) and whole (PUN; 1-21) phases of postnatal life...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644468/-pharmacological-treatment-of-osteoarthritis-related-pain
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REVIEW
T A Nees, M Schiltenwolf
Joint pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) is often severe and disabling and affects a large proportion of the aging population impairing daily living and quality of life. Numerous pharmacological treatment approaches are available. Including major OA guidelines this review presents the current evidence of pharmacological therapies in OA-related pain and covers topical, oral and intraarticular treatment approaches. In patients with mild OA topical nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be recommended...
April 11, 2018: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644219/management-of-chemotherapy-induced-left-ventricular-dysfunction-and-heart-failure-in-patients-with-cancer-while-undergoing-cancer-treatment-the-md-anderson-practice
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Anecita P Fadol
Chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity resulting in heart failure (HF) is one of the most dreaded complications of cancer therapy that can significantly impact morbidity and mortality. With a high prevalence of cardiovascular disease in cancer patients, the risk of developing HF is significantly increased. A new discipline of Onco-Cardiology has evolved to address the cardiovascular needs of patients with cancer, however, there is limited evidence-based data to guide clinical decision-making in the management of the cardiovascular complications of cancer therapy...
2018: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643251/pharmacological-characterization-of-iw-1973-a-novel-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-stimulator-with-extensive-tissue-distribution-anti-hypertensive-anti-inflammatory-and-anti-fibrotic-effects-in-preclinical-models-of-disease
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Jenny V Tobin, Daniel P Zimmer, Courtney Shea, Peter Germano, Sylvie G Bernier, Guang Liu, Kim Long, Joy Miyashiro, Sheila Ranganath, Sarah Jacobson, Kim Tang, G-Yoon Jamie Im, James Sheppeck, Joel D Moore, Kristine Sykes, James Wakefield, Renee Sarno, Ali R Banijamali, Albert T Profy, G Todd Milne, Mark G Currie, Jaime L Masferrer
Soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC), a key signal-transduction enzyme, increases the conversion of guanosine-5'-triphosphate (GTP) to cyclic guanosine-3',5'-monophosphate (cGMP) upon binding of nitric oxide (NO). Endothelial dysfunction and/or reduced NO signaling have been implicated in cardiovascular disease pathogenesis and complications of diabetes, and have been associated with other disease states and aging. sGC stimulators are small-molecule drugs that bind sGC and enhance NO-mediated cGMP signaling. The pharmacological characterization of IW-1973, a novel clinical-stage sGC stimulator, is described...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643058/a-conceptual-framework-for-addressing-residual-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine
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Kershaw V Patel, Ambarish Pandey, James A de Lemos
Until recently, therapies to mitigate atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk have been limited to lifestyle interventions, blood pressure lowering medications, high intensity statin therapy, antiplatelet agents, and in select patients, coronary artery revascularization. Despite administration of these evidence-based therapies, substantial residual risk for cardiovascular events persists, particularly among individuals with known ASCVD. Moreover, the current guideline-based approach does not adequately account for patient-specific, causal pathways that lead to ASCVD progression and complications...
April 11, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629881/propofol-a-safe-anaesthetic-drug-in-experimental-cardiac-surgery-in-rabbits
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Enrico Giuliani, Antonio Manenti, Alberto Barbieri, Alberto Farinetti, Anna Vittoria Mattioli
ACKGROUND: Experimental surgery needs a pharmacological approach that can interfere with cardiac function. CASE REPORT: In a animal model of regenerative medicine of myocardium we use an anaesthesiological protocol that included Propofol, a benzodiazepine (Midazolam) and an alpha-2 adrenergic agent. RESULTS: In a group of 15 rabbits undergoing cardiac surgery we reported 1 arrhythmic complication during stem cell injection. DISCUSSION: The functional cardio- respiratory depressor activity of Propofol was compensated by alpha-2 adrenergic drugs, avoiding serious complications...
2018: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629289/structural-characteristics-bioavailability-and-cardioprotective-potential-of-saponins
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REVIEW
Deepika Singh, Prabir Kumar Chaudhuri
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death, accounting about 31% deaths globally in 2012. The major risk factors causing cardiovascular diseases are coronary atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, myocardial infarction, and stroke. The dominating cause of cardiovascular diseases is accredited to our modern lifestyle and diet. Medicinal plants have been used for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases from centuries. The in built chirality and chemical space of natural products have been playing an important role in providing leads and templates for pharmacophore synthesis...
March 2018: Integrative Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628291/citri-reticulatae-pericarpium-chenpi-botany-ethnopharmacology-phytochemistry-and-pharmacology-of-a-frequently-used-traditional-chinese-medicine
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REVIEW
Xin Yu, Shuang Sun, Yuyan Guo, Yan Liu, Dayu Yang, Guoyu Li, Shaowa Lü
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Citri Reticulatae Pericarpium (Rutaceae, CRP), commonly called as Chenpi () in Chinese, is most frequently used as a qi-regulating drug in thousands of Chinese medicine prescriptions. CRP is found mainly in major citrus-producing areas such as the Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan, Fujian, and Zhejiang Provinces of China. Since thousands of years in China, CRP has been used widely in clinical practice to treat nausea, vomiting, indigestion, anepithymia, diarrhea, cough, expectoration, and so on...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628038/-patterns-of-detection-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-nursing
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Ana J Sebastián Hernández, Luís Carlos Arranz Santamaría
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is characterized by an acquired cognitive loss that places individuals, mainly older adults, in an intermediate stage between normal cognitive functioning and dementia. This impairment has a high risk of progression to dementia and is suitable for screening, which allows more effective early intervention. Nursing professionals, especially community-based primary care nurses, play an important role in the detection and follow-up of MCI and in interventions for this condition. The first step should be to take a thorough history from both the patient and his or her carers, which should assess the changes occurring in the patient's daily, family and social life through functional patterns...
June 2017: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
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