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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446207/memory-is-preserved-in-older-adults-taking-at1-receptor-blockers
#1
Jean K Ho, Daniel A Nation
BACKGROUND: Prior work suggests that some but not all antihypertensive treatments may benefit cognition and risk for Alzheimer's disease, independent of stroke. Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) have been highlighted as one antihypertensive drug class that may confer greatest benefit. METHODS: The participants comprised 1626 nondemented adults, aged 55-91 years, recruited from Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative sites. Three groups were compared: ARB users (HTN-ARBs), other antihypertensive drug users (HTN-Other), and normotensives...
April 26, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446026/medical-therapy-before-carotid-endarterectomy
#2
Daniele Bissacco, Michele Carmo, Iacopo Barbetta, Raffaello Dallatana, Piergiorgio G Settembrini
We evaluated the evolution of chronic medical therapy in patients admitted for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) over a 13-year period and to analyze the difference in medical treatment between symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. A retrospective study was conducted on patients treated between 2002 and 2015. The use of antiplatelets (acetylsalicylic acid [ASA], ticlopidine, and clopidogrel), oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT), statins and antihypertensives (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors [ACE-I]/angiotensin receptor blockers [ARBs], β-blockers [BB]) administration was evaluated...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416734/the-angiotensin-receptor-blocker-losartan-inhibits-mammary-tumor-development-and-progression-to-invasive-carcinoma
#3
Rhiannon Coulson, Seng H Liew, Angela A Connelly, Nicholas S Yee, Siddhartha Deb, Beena Kumar, Ana C Vargas, Sandra A O'Toole, Adam C Parslow, Ashleigh Poh, Tracy Putoczki, Riley J Morrow, Mariah Alorro, Kyren A Lazarus, Evie F W Yeap, Kelly L Walton, Craig A Harrison, Natalie J Hannan, Amee J George, Colin D Clyne, Matthias Ernst, Andrew M Allen, Ashwini L Chand
Drugs that target the Renin-Angiotensin System (RAS) have recently come into focus for their potential utility as cancer treatments. The use of Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs) and Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors (ACEIs) to manage hypertension in cancer patients is correlated with improved survival outcomes for renal, prostate, breast and small cell lung cancer. Previous studies demonstrate that the Angiotensin Receptor Type I (AT1R) is linked to breast cancer pathogenesis, with unbiased analysis of gene-expression studies identifying significant up-regulation of AGTR1, the gene encoding AT1R in ER+ve/HER2-ve tumors correlating with poor prognosis...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389482/what-are-the-risks-and-benefits-of-temporarily-discontinuing-medications-to-prevent-acute-kidney-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Penny Whiting, Andrew Morden, Laurie A Tomlinson, Fergus Caskey, Thomas Blakeman, Charles Tomson, Tracey Stone, Alison Richards, Jelena Savović, Jeremy Horwood
OBJECTIVES: To summarise evidence on temporary discontinuation of medications to prevent acute kidney injury (AKI). DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised and non-randomised studies. PARTICIPANTS: Adults taking diuretics, ACE inhibitors (ACEI), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB), direct renin inhibitors, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, metformin or sulfonylureas, experiencing intercurrent illnesses, radiological or surgical procedures...
April 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384014/cardiac-medication-use-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-nonobstructive-coronary-artery-disease
#5
Falisha Adatia, Shannon Galway, Maja Grubisic, May Lee, Patrick Daniele, Karin H Humphries, Tara L Sedlak
IMPORTANCE: Patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) and nonobstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) have an elevated cardiac event rate, suggesting that these patients may benefit from cardiac medication. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the rates of cardiac medication use 3 months before angiography and 3 months following clinically indicated angiography for MI in patients with no CAD, nonobstructive CAD, and obstructive CAD. We also examined the sex differences in cardiac medication use 3 months following angiography in patients by extent of angiographic CAD...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384013/sex-differences-in-cardiac-medication-use-post-catheterization-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-angiography-for-stable-angina-with-nonobstructive-coronary-artery-disease
#6
Shannon Galway, Falisha Adatia, Maja Grubisic, May Lee, Patrick Daniele, Karin H Humphries, Tara L Sedlak
BACKGROUND: Treatment of patients with stable angina and nonobstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) has not been well characterized. We comparatively evaluated medication use in males and females with stable angina with no CAD, nonobstructive CAD, and obstructive CAD. METHODS: We studied all patients ≥20 years old with stable angina undergoing coronary angiography in British Columbia (BC), Canada, from January 2008 to March 2010 (n = 7,535). No CAD, nonobstructive CAD, and obstructive CAD were defined as 0%, 1%-49%, and ≥50% luminal narrowing in any epicardial coronary artery, respectively...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379619/blood-pressure-lowering-efficacy-of-renin-inhibitors-for-primary-hypertension
#7
REVIEW
Vijaya M Musini, Kendra Ak Lawrence, Patricia M Fortin, Ken Bassett, James M Wright
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a chronic condition associated with an increased risk of mortality and morbidity. Renin is the enzyme responsible for converting angiotensinogen to angiotensin I, which is then converted to angiotensin II. Renin inhibitors are a new class of drugs that decrease blood pressure (BP) by preventing the formation of both angiotensin I and angiotensin II. OBJECTIVES: To quantify the dose-related BP lowering efficacy of renin inhibitors compared to placebo in the treatment of primary hypertension...
April 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375400/clinical-inquiry-do-ace-inhibitors-or-arbs-help-prevent-kidney-disease-in-patients-with-diabetes-and-normal-bp
#8
Gregory S Trietley, Stephen A Wilson, Parul Chaudhri, Nicole Payette, Ashley Higbea, Joan Nashelsky
Yes for angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, no for angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). A 2011 meta-analysis of 5 RCTs (total 2975 patients) that compared ACE inhibitor therapy with placebo in diabetic patients without hypertension and albuminuria found that ACE inhibitors reduced the risk of new-onset microalbuminuria or macroalbuminuria by 18% (relative risk [RR]=0.82; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.73-0.92).
April 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370885/mortality-effect-of-icd-in-primary-prevention-of-nonischemic-cardiomyopathy-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#9
Faraz Khan Luni, Hemindermeet Singh, Abdur R Khan, Sonia A Malik, Owais Khawaja, Haris Riaz, Wade Lee, Ameer Kabour, Mark Richards, Johan Aasbo
INTRODUCTION: Implantation of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD) is controversial in view of the recent DANISH trial which suggested no benefit with ICD for primary prevention in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy (NICMP). METHODS: We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized control trials studying the role of ICD in primary prevention of SCD in patients with NICMP. Only six studies were identified after the application of inclusion/exclusion criteria...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369341/fecal-microbiota-transplantation-in-patients-with-blood-disorders-inhibits-gut-colonization-with-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-results-of-a-prospective-single-center-study
#10
Jaroslaw Bilinski, Pawel Grzesiowski, Nikolaj Sorensen, Krzysztof Madry, Jacek Muszynski, Katarzyna Robak, Marta Wroblewska, Tomasz Dzieciatkowski, Grazyna Dulny, Jadwiga Dwilewicz-Trojaczek, Wieslaw Wiktor-Jedrzejczak, Grzegorz W Basak
BACKGROUND: Patients with blood disorders colonized with antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) are prone to systemic infections that are difficult to treat. Reintroduction of commensal bacteria in a murine model of enterococcal colonization of the gut can lead to eradication of enterococci. We hypothesized that fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) could be used to eradicate ARB in humans. METHODS: Participants colonized with ARB were treated with intraduodenal FMT according to a prospective protocol (NCT02461199)...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363919/impact-of-changes-in-pill-appearance-in-the-adherence-to-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-and-in-the-blood-pressure-levels-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#11
B Lumbreras, E López-Pintor
OBJECTIVE: To assess the level of adherence to angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) in patients regularly attending a community pharmacy and the influence of a change in patients' adherence to pharmacological treatment. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of a random sample of consecutive patients collecting their medication. SETTING: 40 community pharmacies in Alicante (Southeast Spain). PARTICIPANTS: 602 consecutive ≥18 years old patients following treatment with ARBs at least 3 previous refills were included...
March 30, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363688/pharmacological-treatment-changes-of-chronic-heart-failure-during-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-a-1-year-follow-up-study
#12
Diana Rinkuniene, Ausra Krivickiene, Jolanta Laukaitiene, Renaldas Jurkevicius
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is associated with improved morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic heart failure (HF) on optimal medical therapy. We aimed to evaluate changes of medical therapy during CRT and its influence on the CRT response. METHODS: We evaluated 85 HF patients' pharmacological treatment changes during 1-year follow-up of CRT. Statistical analysis was performed using IBM SPSS statistical software (SPSS v.21.0 for Mac OS X)...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340535/continuation-of-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-inhibitors-does-not-impact-renal-function-among-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
#13
Nishant Patel, Benjamin R Cohen, Shubha De, Ganesh Kartha, Ina Li, Carl Sarkissian, Juan Calle, Manoj Monga
OBJECTIVE: In the perioperative period, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors may result in cardiovascular and renal functional changes. We sought to determine the acute and chronic renal functional and blood pressure effects of continuing or withdrawing angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-I) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) after percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective review of all patients undergoing PCNL at our institution from 2002 to 2013...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315489/effect-of-angiotensin-2-receptor-blockers-on-chronic-obstructive-lung-disease-mortality-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#14
Pilar Paulin, Joaquin Maritano Furcada, Catalina M Ungaro, Gisela Bendelman, Gabriel D Waisman, Matias H Castro, Diego H Giunta, Bruno L Ferreyro
INTRODUCTION: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the fifth cause of mortality worldwide. Systemic inflammation is a crucial element in its physiopathology. As Renin-Angiotensin System is one of the main components of this inflammatory neurohumoral cascade, Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs) might have an effect on mortality in COPD patients. GOAL: To evaluate the association between ARBs treatment and mortality in COPD patients. METHODS: Retrospective cohort of patients with diagnosis of COPD from 2003 to 2013...
March 14, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285703/biofilm-processes-in-treating-mariculture-wastewater-may-be-a-reservoir-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes
#15
Shuai Li, Shenghua Zhang, Chengsong Ye, Wenfang Lin, Menglu Zhang, Lihua Chen, Jinmei Li, Xin Yu
Antibiotics are heavily used in Chinese mariculture, but only a small portion of the added antibiotics are absorbed by living creatures. Biofilm processes are universally used in mariculture wastewater treatment. In this study, removal of antibiotics (norfloxacin, rifampicin, and oxytetracycline) from wastewater by moving bed biofilm reactors (MBBRs) and the influence of antibiotics on reactor biofilm were investigated. The results demonstrated that there was no significant effect of sub-μg/L-sub-mg/L concentrations of antibiotics on TOC removal...
March 9, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278275/higher-incidence-of-hypotension-episodes-in-women-during-the-sub-acute-phase-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-relationship-to-covariates
#16
Petr Kala, Tomas Novotny, Irena Andrsova, Klara Benesova, Maria Holicka, Jiri Jarkovsky, Katerina Hnatkova, Lumir Koc, Monika Mikolaskova, Tereza Novakova, Tomas Ondrus, Lenka Privarova, Jindrich Spinar, Marek Malik
OBJECTIVE: The introduction of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) has modified the profile of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. Occurrence and prognostic significance of hypotension episodes are not known in PPCI treated STEMI patients. It is also not known whether and/or how the hypotension episodes correlate with the degree of myocardial damage and whether there are any sex differences. METHODS: Data of 293 consecutive STEMI patients (189 males) treated by PPCI and without cardiogenic shock were analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272254/real-role-of-%C3%AE-blockers-in-regression-of-left-ventricular-mass-in-hypertension-patients-bayesian-network-meta-analysis
#17
COMPARATIVE STUDY
FuWei Xing, Jialin Chen, BinLiang Zhao, Jingzhou Jiang, Anli Tang, Yili Chen
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is commonly present in patients with hypertension (HT). According to the expert consensus document from American, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) were recommended as 1st-line therapeutic drugs. However, none noticed the different efficacy between fat-soluble and selective β1-receptor blockers (FS-β-B) and other β-blockers on regression of LVH before. The aim of this analysis was to compare the efficacy of FS-β-B with the other 4 different classes of antihypertensive drugs (ACEI, ARBs, calcium channel blockers [CCBs], and diuretics) on regression of LVH...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260186/efficacy-of-zofenopril-vs-irbesartan-in-combination-with-a-thiazide-diuretic-in-hypertensive-patients-with-multiple-risk-factors-not-controlled-by-a-previous-monotherapy-a-review-of-the-double-blind-randomized-z-studies
#18
REVIEW
Stefano Omboni, Ettore Malacco, Claudio Napoli, Pietro Amedeo Modesti, Athanasios Manolis, Gianfranco Parati, Enrico Agabiti-Rosei, Claudio Borghi
Combinations between an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) are among the recommended treatments for hypertensive patients uncontrolled by monotherapy. Four randomized, double-blind, parallel group studies with a similar design, including 1469 hypertensive patients uncontrolled by a previous monotherapy and with ≥1 cardiovascular risk factor, compared the efficacy of a combination of a sulfhydryl ACE inhibitor (zofenopril at 30 or 60 mg) or an ARB (irbesartan at 150 or 300 mg) plus HCTZ 12...
April 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258036/use-of-ace-inhibitors-and-falls-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#19
Alice Laudisio, Maria Rita Lo Monaco, Maria Caterina Silveri, Anna Rita Bentivoglio, Davide L Vetrano, Maria Stella Pisciotta, Vincenzo Brandi, Roberto Bernabei, Giuseppe Zuccalà
Falls represent a major concern in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD); however, currently acknowledged treatments for PD are not effective in reducing the risk of falling. The aim was to assess the association of use of ACE-inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) with falls among patients with PD. We analysed data of 194 elderly with PD attending a geriatric Day Hospital. Self-reported history of falls that occurred over the last year, as well as use of drugs, including ACEIs and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) were recorded...
February 22, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249992/effect-of-cost-sharing-on-adherence-to-evidence-based-medications-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
#20
Beatriz González López-Valcárcel, Julián Librero, Aníbal García-Sempere, Luz María Peña, Sofía Bauer, Jaume Puig-Junoy, Juan Oliva, Salvador Peiró, Gabriel Sanfélix-Gimeno
OBJECTIVES: Cost-sharing scheme for pharmaceuticals in Spain changed in July 2012. Our aim was to assess the impact of this change on adherence to essential medication in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in the region of Valencia. METHODS: Population-based retrospective cohort of 10 563 patients discharged alive after an ACS in 2009-2011. We examined a control group (low-income working population) that did not change their coinsurance status, and two intervention groups: pensioners who moved from full coverage to 10% coinsurance and middle-income to high-income working population, for whom coinsurance rose from 40% to 50% or 60%...
March 1, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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