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George Bazoukis, Costas Thomopoulos, Gary Tse, Costas Tsioufis
Although mineralocorticoid antagonists (MRAs) have been proposed as effective fourth-line blood pressure (BP) lowering agents in resistant hypertension, this effect in heart failure is undetermined. In this synthesis of heart failure randomized controlled trials (RCTs), we evaluated the extent of BP lowering following MRA treatment against placebo. We searched Medline and the Cochrane Collaboration Library databases from 1991 to September 2016 for RCTs, in which MRAs were compared with placebo. The quality of RCTs was assessed with Cochrane risk of bias tool...
March 12, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
Norman R Morris, Menaka Louis, Wendy Strugnell, Julie Harris, Aaron Lin, John Feenstra, Helen Seale
BACKGROUND: Exercise training is an integral component of evidence-based management programs for many chronic cardiac and respiratory conditions. Despite this, there are limited high-quality studies available on the significance of exercise training in pulmonary hypertension (PH). The aim of this study is to evaluate the short and long-term effectiveness of exercise training in PH patients in terms of exercise capacity, quality of life, cardiac function and disease progression. METHODS: This randomized control trial will aim to recruit 50 medically stable PH patients categorised as New York Heart Association functional classification II-III...
March 1, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
Fang Yuan, Fang Yang, Changhu Xue, Kangjun Wang, Qiuwu Liu, Jun Zhou, Feng Fu, Xiaocheng Wang, Wei Zhang, Yi Liu, Kang Huo, Hua Lv, Wen Jiang
BACKGROUND: No ideal blood pressure (BP) range has been scientifically determined for acute stroke, and no studies on BP management have been carried out for patients with severe stroke. This trial aims to investigate whether individualized lowering of elevated BP would improve the outcome in patients with severe stroke. METHODS/DESIGN: The CHASE trial is a multicenter, randomized, controlled study. A total of 500 adult patients with acute severe stroke will be enrolled in 18 study sites in China and randomized to individualized BP lowering (10-15% reduction from admission level) or guideline-recommended BP lowering...
February 21, 2018: Trials
Elizabeth do Espirito Santo Cestário, Letícia Aparecida Barufi Fernandes, Luiz Tadeu Giollo-Júnior, Jéssica Rodrigues Roma Uyemura, Camila Suemi Sato Matarucco, Manoel Idelfonso Paz Landim, Luciana Neves Cosenso-Martin, Lúcia Helena Bonalume Tácito, Heitor Moreno, José Fernando Vilela-Martin, Juan Carlos Yugar-Toledo
BACKGROUND: Resistant hypertension is characterized when the blood pressure (BP) remains above the recommended goal after taking three antihypertensive drugs with synergistic actions at their maximum recommended tolerated doses, preferably including a diuretic. Identifying the contribution of intravascular volume and serum renin in maintaining BP levels could help tailor more effective hypertension treatment, whether acting on the control of intravascular volume or sodium balance, or acting on the effects of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) on the kidney...
February 12, 2018: Trials
James A Simon, William Catherino, James H Segars, Rick E Blakesley, Anna Chan, Vilma Sniukiene, Ayman Al-Hendy
OBJECTIVE: To assess efficacy and tolerability of ulipristal acetate, a selective progesterone receptor modulator, for treatment of symptomatic uterine leiomyomas. METHODS: This phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled study enrolled premenopausal women (aged 18-50 years) with abnormal uterine bleeding, one or more discrete leiomyomas, and uterine size 20 weeks of gestation or less. Patients were randomized 1:1:1 to 5 mg ulipristal, 10 mg ulipristal, or placebo once daily for 12 weeks followed by 12-week drug-free follow-up...
March 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Markus Bredemeier, Lediane Moreira Lopes, Matheus Augusto Eisenreich, Sheila Hickmann, Guilherme Kopik Bongiorno, Rui d'Avila, André Luis Bittencourt Morsch, Fernando da Silva Stein, Guilherme Gomes Dias Campos
BACKGROUND: Xanthine oxidase inhibitors (XOI), classified as purine-like (allopurinol and oxypurinol) and non-purine (febuxostat and topiroxostat) XOI, present antioxidant properties by reducing the production of reactive oxygen species derived from purine metabolism. Oxidative stress is an important factor related to endothelial dysfunction and ischemia-reperfusion injury, and may be implicated in the pathogenesis of heart failure, hypertension, and ischemic heart disease. However, there is contradictory evidence regarding the possible cardiovascular (CV) protective effect exerted by XOI...
February 7, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Eric M VanEpps, Andrea B Troxel, Elizabeth Villamil, Kathryn A Saulsgiver, Jingsan Zhu, Jo-Yu Chin, Jacqueline Matson, Joseph Anarella, Patrick Roohan, Foster Gesten, Kevin G Volpp
PURPOSE: To identify whether financial incentives promote improved disease management in Medicaid recipients diagnosed with hypertension or diabetes, respectively. DESIGN: Four-group, multicenter, randomized clinical trials. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Between 2013 and 2016, New York State Medicaid managed care members diagnosed with hypertension (N = 920) or with diabetes (N = 959). INTERVENTION: Participants in each 6-month trial were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 arms: (1) process incentives-earned by attending primary care visits and/or receiving prescription medication refills, (2) outcome incentives-earned by reducing systolic blood pressure (hypertension) or hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c; diabetes) levels, (3) combined process and outcome incentives, and (4) control (no incentives)...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Jorinde H van Laanen, Tom Cornelis, Barend M Mees, Elisabeth Litjens, Magda M van Loon, Jan H Tordoir, Arnoud G Peppelenbosch
OBJECTIVE: To determine the best operation technique, open versus laparoscopic, for insertion of a peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter with regard to clinical success. Clinical success was defined as an adequate function of the catheter 2 - 4 weeks after insertion. METHODS: All patients with end-stage renal disease who were suitable for PD and gave informed consent were randomized for either open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. A previous laparotomy was not considered an exclusion criterion...
January 31, 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Maryam Eghbali-Babadi, Alireza Khosravi, Awat Feizi, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
BACKGROUND: Lack of information about hypertension leads to failure in detection, treatment and reduced estimation of this disease effects. So, a comprehensive study, named trends of prevalence, awareness, treatment and control hypertension among the adults in Isfahan, Iran (2001-2016) and evaluation of the effect of expanded chronic care model (ECCM) on control, treatment and self-care, has been designed. This study explains the aspects of design and methods of its implementation. METHODS: This study was conducted in four stages in 2014-2016...
September 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
Shiying Wang, Suxia Yang, Xinxin Zhao, Jun Shi
The aim of the present study is to systematically evaluate the impact of RDN on cardiac structure and function in patients with resistant hypertension (RH) or diastolic dysfunction. We retrieved Pubmed, Embase and Cocharane Library databases, from inception to April 1st, 2016. Studies reporting left ventricular mass (LVMI) or left ventricular (LV) diastolic function (reflected by the ratio of mitral inflow velocity to annular relaxation velocity [E/e']) responses to RDN were included. Two randomized controlled trials (RCTs), 3 controlled studies and 11 uncontrolled studies were finally identified...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
Ellen Kemler, Vincent Gouttebarge
BACKGROUND: Being active in sports has many positive health effects. The direct effects of engaging in regular physical activity are particularly apparent in the prevention of several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, obesity, depression, and osteoporosis. Besides the beneficial health effects of being active, sports participation is unfortunately also associated with a risk of injuries. In the case of many sports injuries (eg, winter sports) preventive measures are not compulsory, which means that a behavioral change in sports participants is necessary to increase the use of effective measures, and subsequently prevent or reduce injuries in sports...
January 17, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
Claudia L Campos, Charles T Herring, Asima N Ali, Deanna N Jones, James L Wofford, Augustus L Caine, Robert L Bloomfield, Janine Tillett, Karen S Oles
BACKGROUND: Hypertensive urgency (HU), defined as acute severe uncontrolled hypertension without end-organ damage, is a common condition. Despite its association with long-term morbidity and mortality, guidance regarding immediate management is sparse. Our objective was to summarize the evidence examining the effects of antihypertensive medications to treat. METHODS: We searched the PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Web of Science, Google Scholar, and Embase through May 2016...
January 16, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Xiuxing Chen, Yanfeng Chen, Xiuyu Cai, Dongsheng Zhang, Lei Fan, Huijuan Qiu, Bei Zhang, Guifang Guo
AIMS: Bevacizumab plus chemotherapy (CT) has been the standard treatment for advanced colorectal cancer (ACRC) in the last decade. However, whether geriatric patients treated with this combination achieved more benefits or suffered severer toxicities than CT alone remained controversial. This meta-analysis was aimed to provide more convincing evidence. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Randomized control trials (RCTs) and retrospective comparative studies on the comparison between bevacizumab plus CT and CT for geriatric ACRC patients were retrieved in PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, and Ovid until June 2016...
2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Angelo Di Leo, Stephen Johnston, Keun Seok Lee, Eva Ciruelos, Per E Lønning, Wolfgang Janni, Ruth O'Regan, Marie-Ange Mouret-Reynier, Dimitar Kalev, Daniel Egle, Tibor Csőszi, Roberto Bordonaro, Thomas Decker, Vivianne C G Tjan-Heijnen, Sibel Blau, Alessio Schirone, Denis Weber, Mona El-Hashimy, Bharani Dharan, Dalila Sellami, Thomas Bachelot
BACKGROUND: Activation of the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway occurs frequently in breast cancer that is resistant to endocrine therapy. Approved mTOR inhibitors effectively inhibit cell growth and proliferation but elicit AKT phosphorylation via a feedback activation pathway, potentially leading to resistance to mTOR inhibitors. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of buparlisib plus fulvestrant in patients with advanced breast cancer who were pretreated with endocrine therapy and mTOR inhibitors...
January 2018: Lancet Oncology
Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Martin Keszler, Haresh Kirpalani, Krisa Van Meurs, Patricia Chess, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Bradley Yoder, Maria V Fraga, Holly Hedrick, Kevin P Lally, Leif Nelin, Michael Cotten, Jonathan Klein, Stephanie Guilford, Ashley Williams, Aasma Chaudhary, Marie Gantz, Jenna Gabrio, Dhuly Chowdhury, Kristin Zaterka-Baxter, Abhik Das, Rosemary D Higgins
Background: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is commonly associated with pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension (PH). PH associated with CDH (CDH-PH) is frequently resistant to conventional pulmonary vasodilator therapy including inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) possibly due to right and left ventricular dysfunction. Milrinone is an intravenous inotrope and lusitrope with pulmonary vasodilator properties and has been shown anecdotally to improve oxygenation in PH. We developed this pilot study to determine if milrinone infusion would improve oxygenation in neonates ≥36 weeks postmenstrual age (PMA) with CDH...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
Binh Nguyen, Kai Jin, Ding Ding
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that breastfeeding has short- and long-term cardiovascular health benefits for mothers. The objectives of this systematic review were to examine the association between breastfeeding and maternal cardiovascular risk factors and outcomes that have not previously been synthesized systematically, including metabolic syndrome, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. METHODS AND FINDINGS: This systematic review meets PRISMA guidelines...
2017: PloS One
Annie C Lajoie, Charles-Antoine Guay, Jean-Christophe Lega, Gabriel Lauzière, Serge Simard, Caroline Lambert, Yves Lacasse, Sebastien Bonnet, Steeve Provencher
BACKGROUND: Relative risk (RR) and number needed-to-treat (NNT) are frequently time-dependant measures. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess whether trial duration influenced the relative and absolute risk of worsening in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing combination therapy (CT) of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)-specific therapies vs monotherapy (MT). METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Library (January 1990 to September 2016) for RCTs assessing CT compared with MT in PAH...
November 23, 2017: Chest
Makoto Naganuma, Shinya Sugimoto, Keiichi Mitsuyama, Taku Kobayashi, Naoki Yoshimura, Hidehisa Ohi, Shinji Tanaka, Akira Andoh, Naoki Ohmiya, Keiichiro Saigusa, Takayuki Yamamoto, Yuichi Morohoshi, Hitoshi Ichikawa, Katsuyoshi Matsuoka, Tadakazu Hisamatsu, Kenji Watanabe, Shinta Mizuno, Wataru Suda, Masahira Hattori, Shinji Fukuda, Akiyoshi Hirayama, Takayuki Abe, Mamoru Watanabe, Toshifumi Hibi, Yasuo Suzuki, Takanori Kanai
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Indigo naturalis (IN) is a traditional Chinese medicine that contains ligands for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor and promotes regeneration of the mucosa by inducing production of interleukin 22. IN might induce mucosal healing in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). We performed a randomized controlled trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of IN in patients with UC. METHODS: We performed a multicenter, double-blind trial evaluating the safety of 86 patients in Japan with active UC (Mayo scores of 6 or more), enrolled from March 30 through December 27, 2016...
November 22, 2017: Gastroenterology
Byeongsang Oh, Kyung Ju Lee, Chris Zaslawski, Albert Yeung, David Rosenthal, Linda Larkey, Michael Back
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have reported that spending time in nature is associated with the improvement of various health outcomes and well-being. This review evaluated the physical and psychological benefits of a specific type of exposure to nature, forest therapy. METHOD: A literature search was carried out using MEDLINE, PubMed, ScienceDirect, EMBASE, and ProQuest databases and manual searches from inception up to December 2016. Key words: "Forest" or "Shinrin -Yoku" or "Forest bath" AND "Health" or "Wellbeing"...
October 18, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
Rameswar Pal, Navin Gupta
Background Many clinical trials have evaluated the oxidative stress reduction and enhancement of antioxidant status following yogic practices, but a review has not been reported earlier. Present study is designed to systematically review the effect of yogic practices on oxidative stress and antioxidant status. Content Using the MEDLINE, EMBASE SCOPEMED, and Indian database electronic searches were performed through August 2016 using the keywords yoga AND oxidative stress OR antioxidant which yielded 97 studies...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
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