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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156097/4-aminopyridine-a-pan-kv-channel-inhibitor-that-enhances-kv7-4-currents-and-inhibits-noradrenaline-mediated-contraction-of-rat-mesenteric-small-arteries
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Makhala M Khammy, Sukhan Kim, Bo H Bentzen, Soojung Lee, Inyeoung Choi, Christian Aalkjaer, Thomas A Jepps
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Kv7.4 and Kv7.5 channels are regulators of vascular tone. 4-aminopyridine (4-AP) is considered a broad inhibitor of voltage-gated potassium (KV ) channels, with little inhibitory effect on Kv7 family members at millimolar concentrations. However, the effect of 4-AP on Kv7 channels has not been systematically studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the pharmacological activity of 4-AP on Kv7.4 and Kv7.5 channels and characterise the effect of 4-AP on rat resistance arteries...
November 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155873/short-term-anti-proteinuric-effect-of-tacrolimus-is-not-related-to-preservation-of-the-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-iga-nephropathy-a-5-year-follow-up-study
#2
Mi-Yeon Yu, Yong-Chul Kim, Ho Suk Koo, Ho Jun Chin
BACKGROUND: The immunosuppressive drug tacrolimus has the short-term effect of reducing proteinuria in patients with immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN). Our study investigated the effects on proteinuria and kidney function after discontinuation of tacrolimus. METHODS: Patients with biopsy-proven IgAN were included in the study and randomly divided into two treatment groups. There was a corresponding control group for each treatment group. The first group included patients treated with tacrolimus (Tac vs non-Tac group) and the second group included patients with a renin angiotensin system blocker (RASi vs non-RASi group)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155386/one-year-clinical-outcome-of-early-administration-of-intravenous-beta-blockers-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-before-primary-percutaneous-coronary-reperfusion-one-year-results-from-the-early-bami-trial
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Vincent Roolvink, Jan Paul Ottervanger, Borja Ibáñez, Jan Henk Dambrink, Marcel Gosselink, Elvin Kedhi, Niels van Royen, Erik Lipsic, Wouter Remkes, Jan Piek, Valentin Fuster, Arnoud van 't Hof
AIMS: The EARLY-BAMI (Early intravenous beta-blockers in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction before PPCI) trial included 684 STEMI patients to iv metoprolol (2 x 5 mg bolus) or matched placebo before PPCI. One year clinical outcome was defined by major cardiac adverse event (MACE) rate, defined as cardiac death, nonfatal reinfarction, or target vessel revascularization. METHODS AND RESULTS: One year follow up was obtained in 629 patients (92%)...
November 21, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155324/angiotensin-receptor-blocker-irbesartan-reduces-stress-induced-intestinal-inflammation-via-at1a-signaling-and-ace2-dependent-mechanism-in-mice
#4
Maimaiti Yisireyili, Yasuhiro Uchida, Koji Yamamoto, Takayuki Nakayama, Xian Wu Cheng, Tadashi Matsushita, Shigeo Nakamura, Toyoaki Murohara, Kyosuke Takeshita
Stress is associated with pathophysiology of both irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and hypertension. Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) have anti-inflammatory properties via inhibition of angiotensin II (Ang II)/Ang II type I receptor axis (AT1). Inhibition of the classical RAS pathway is also involved in upregulation of angiotensin converting enzyme-2 (ACE2), which activates the Ang-(1-7) /Mas pathway to counteract inflammatory signaling and acts as a partner of the amino acid transporter, B(0)AT-1, to absorb tryptophan for regulation of microbiota-gut-brain axis...
November 16, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155306/reverse-t3-interacts-with-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-integrin-receptor-and-restores-enzyme-activities-in-the-hippocampus-of-hypothyroid-developing-rats-insight-on-signaling-mechanisms
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Juliana Tonietto Domingues, Daiane Cattani, Patricia Acordi Cesconetto, Bianka Alzira Nascimento de Almeida, Paula Peirozan, Guilherme Razzera, Fátima Regina Mena Barreto Silva, Regina Pessoa-Pureur, Ariane Zamoner
In the present study we provide evidence that 3,3',5'-triiodothyronine (reverse T3, rT3) restores neurochemical parameters induced by congenital hypothyroidism in rat hippocampus. Congenital hypothyroidism was induced by adding 0.05% propylthiouracil in the drinking water from gestation day 8 and continually up to lactation day 15. In the in vivo rT3 exposure, hypothyroid 12-day old pups were daily injected with rT3 (50 ng/kg body weight) or saline until day 14. In the ex vivo rT3 treatment, hippocampal slices from 15-day-old hypothyroid pups were incubated for 30 min with or without rT3 (1 nM)...
November 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155298/mechanisms-of-l-alpha-lysophosphatidylinositol-induced-relaxation-in-human-pulmonary-arteries
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Olga Karpińska, Marta Baranowska-Kuczko, Barbara Malinowska, Monika Kloza, Magdalena Kusaczuk, Agnieszka Gęgotek, Paweł Golec, Irena Kasacka, Hanna Kozłowska
AIMS: l-Alpha-lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI) is an endogenous agonist of G protein-coupled receptor 55 (GPR55) which relaxes mesenteric arteries on activation. The aim of the present study was to determine the influence and underlying mechanisms of LPI-induced relaxation in human pulmonary arteries (hPAs). MAIN METHODS: Functional studies were performed in isolated hPAs using organ bath technique. The expression of GPR55 in hPAs and bronchioles was determined by real-time qPCR, Western blot analysis, and immunohistochemistry...
November 16, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155121/evaluation-of-protein-c-and-protein-s-levels-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-receiving-therapy-with-statins-and-ace-inhibitors-or-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockers
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Şerife Aktaş, Sema Uçak, Fatma Kurt, Mehmet Taşdemir, Orkide Kutlu, Pınar Eker
AIMS: To evaluate protein C, protein S level in patients with diabetes mellitus receiving statin and ACE inhibitor/ARB therapy. METHODS: 95 patients were included in the study and divided into four groups depending on the use of statin and ACE inhibitor/ARB therapy. Group 1 comprised of patients receiving statin therapy (n=15), Group 2 comprised of patients receiving ACE inhibitor/ARB therapy (n=31), Group 3 comprised of patients receiving statin and ACE inhibitor/ARB therapy (n=23), and Group 4 comprised of patients who did not receive either statin or ACE inhibitor/ARB therapy (n=26)...
November 15, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154990/exosomes-derived-from-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-promote-neural-stem-cell-expansion-while-maintain-their-stemness-in-culture
#8
Yi-Zhe Zhang, Fan Liu, Chang-Geng Song, Xiu-Li Cao, Yu-Fei Zhang, Hai-Ning Wu, Chen-Jun Guo, Yong-Qiang Li, Qi-Jun Zheng, Min-Hua Zheng, Hua Han
The neural stem cell (NSC) niche in subventricular zone (SVZ) of adult mammalian brain contains dense vascular plexus, where endothelial cells (ECs) regulate NSCs by releasing plenty of angiocrine factors. However, the role of ECs-derived exosomes, a novel type of mediators of intercellular communications, in the regulation of NSCs remains unclear. In the current study, primary NSCs isolated from embryonic mouse brains form more neurospheres when cultured in the presence of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
November 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154427/design-of-a-multicentre-randomized-controlled-trial-to-assess-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-dose-titration-by-specialized-nurses-in-patients-with-heart-failure-etific-study-protocol
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Juana Oyanguren, LLuisa García-Garrido, Magdalena Nebot Margalef, Iñaki Lekuona, Josep Comin-Colet, Nicolás Manito, Julia Roure, Pilar Ruiz Rodriguez, Cristina Enjuanes, Pedro Latorre, Jesús Torcal Laguna, Susana García-Gutiérrez
AIMS: Heart failure (HF) is associated with many hospital admissions and relatively high mortality, rates decreasing with administration of beta-blockers (BBs), angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, and mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists. The effect is dose dependent, suboptimal doses being common in clinical practice. The 2012 European guidelines recommend close monitoring and dose titration by HF nurses. Our main aim is to compare BB doses achieved by patients after 4 months in intervention (HF nurse-managed) and control (cardiologist-managed) groups...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154422/beta-blocker-dose-and-markers-of-sympathetic-activation-in-heart-failure-patients-interrelationships-and-prognostic-significance
#10
Alain Cohen-Solal, Arnold F Jacobson, Ileana L Piña
AIMS: Extent of cardiac sympathetic activation can be estimated from physiological parameters, blood biomarkers, and imaging findings. This study examined the prognostic value of three markers of sympathetic activity and their relationship to beta blocker dose in heart failure patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: A post hoc analysis of 858 heart failure subjects in the ADMIRE-HF trial was performed. Variables related to sympathetic activity were plasma norepinephrine, baseline heart rate, the heart to mediastinum (H/M) ratio of (123) I-mIBG uptake, and beta blocker dose...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153297/pain-management-practice-and-guidelines-in-jordanian-pediatric-intensive-care-units
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Ahmad Ismail, Paula Forgeron, Viola Polomeno, Huda Gharaibeh, Denise Harrison
Limited knowledge exists of current pain management practices and supporting guidelines in Jordanian pediatric intensive care units. To determine the current pain management practices and the availability and content of practice guidelines in Jordanian pediatric intensive care units, we conducted a cross-sectional and multisite survey of four pediatric intensive care units in Jordan. A questionnaire was developed and orally administered over the phone or in person to head nurses or their nominees to capture pain management practices and the existence and content of guidelines...
November 15, 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153114/cost-effectiveness-analyses-of-antihypertensive-medicines-a-systematic-review
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Chanhyun Park, Guijing Wang, Jefferey M Durthaler, Jing Fang
CONTEXT: Hypertension affects one third of the U.S. adult population. Although cost-effectiveness analyses of antihypertensive medicines have been published, a comprehensive systematic review across medicine classes is not available. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Health Technology Assessment were searched to identify original cost-effectiveness analyses published from 1990 through August 2016. Results were summarized by medicine class: angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), calcium channel blockers (CCBs), thiazide-type diuretics, β-blockers, and others...
December 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152493/a-pilot-study-evaluating-biomarker-development-for-drug-induced-chronic-eczematous-eruptions-of-aging-individuals
#13
Erika Mae Summers, Nicholas Ray Blickenstaff, Garrett Curtis Coman, Thomas Bernd Martins, Harry Raymond Hill, Richard Dennis Sontheimer
Background: Identifying the drug(s) responsible for drug-induced chronic eczematous eruptions of aging individuals (CEEA) is a clinical challenge in patients on multiple medications. Reliable in vitro testing methods and biomarkers are needed to identify the causative agent and allow simultaneous assessment of T-cell responses to multiple drugs being taken concurrently. This study examined the feasibility of using in vitro, drug-specific T cell activation responses as a biomarker for drug-induced CEEA...
October 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151686/long-term-follow-up-of-patients-receiving-intraocular-pressure-lowering-medications-as-cataract-surgery-candidates-a-case-control-study
#14
Georgios Bontzos, Michail Agiorgiotakis, Efstathios T Detorakis
Aim: In this study, we reviewed demographics and biometric characteristics among patients receiving chronic β-blockers and prostaglandins (PGs) for primary open-angle glaucoma. We compared the age at the time of cataract surgery in different patient groups and in a control group which was not under any medication. Materials and methods: Retrospective chart review of glau-comatous patients who underwent cataract extraction at the Department of Ophthalmology of the University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece, between January 1998 and December 2016 was done...
September 2017: Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151684/glaucoma-medication-preferences-among-glaucoma-specialists-in-mexico
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Gabriel Lazcano-Gomez, Daniela Alvarez-Ascencio, Cindy Haro-Zuno, Mauricio Turati-Acosta, Magdalena Garcia-Huerta, Jesus Jimenez-Arroyo, Rafael Castañeda-Diez, Armando Castillejos-Chevez, Roberto Gonzalez-Salinas, Francisca Dominguez-Dueñas, Jesus Jimenez-Roman
Aim: To determine the glaucoma specialists' preferences for the different brands of topical glaucoma medications available in Mexico. Materials and methods: A web-based survey was sent to 150 board-certified glaucoma specialists in Mexico, with 14 questions related to brand preferences for all glaucoma medications available in Mexico. Participants were asked to select each glaucoma medication class by brand and to state the factors leading to their choice. Results: Data from 111 (74%) glaucoma specialists were collected...
September 2017: Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151496/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-cardiovascular-disease-treatment-in-japan
#16
Satoshi Kodera, Arihiro Kiyosue, Jiro Ando, Hiroshi Akazawa, Hiroyuki Morita, Masafumi Watanabe, Issei Komuro
The quality-adjusted life year (QALY) and incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) are important concepts in cost-effectiveness analysis, which is becoming increasingly important in Japan. QALY is used to estimate quality of life (QOL) and life years, and can be used to compare the efficacies of cancer and cardiovascular treatments. ICER is defined as the difference in cost between treatments divided by the difference in their effects, with a smaller ICER indicating better cost-effectiveness. Here, we present a review of cost-effectiveness analyses in Japan as well other countries...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151453/diastolic-dysfunction-is-a-risk-of-perioperative-myocardial-injury-assessed-by-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-non-cardiac-surgery
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Hironobu Toda, Kazufumi Nakamura, Koji Nakagawa, Atsuyuki Watanabe, Toru Miyoshi, Nobuhiro Nishii, Kazuyoshi Shimizu, Masao Hayashi, Hiroshi Morita, Hiroshi Morimatsu, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND: High-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) is useful for detecting myocardial injury and is expected to become a prognostic marker in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery. The aim of this pilot study evaluating the efficacy of β-blocker therapy in a perioperative setting (MAMACARI study) was to assess perioperative myocardial injury (PMI) in elderly patients with preserved ejection fraction (EF) undergoing non-cardiac surgery.Methods and Results:In this prospective observational cohort study of 151 consecutive patients with preserved EF and aged >60 years who underwent non-cardiac surgery, serum levels of hs-cTnT were measured before and on postoperative days 1 and 3 after surgery...
November 18, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151116/do-alpha-1-antagonist-medications-affect-the-success-of-semi-rigid-ureteroscopy-a-prospective-randomised-single-blind-multicentric-study
#18
Mustafa Aydın, Muhammet Fatih Kılınç, Abdulmecit Yavuz, Göksel Bayar
The objective of this study is to assess the efficacy of adjunctive silodosin therapy in improving the success rate of semi-rigid ureteroscopy for removing ureteral stones. Prospective randomised controlled clinical trial performed between July 2016 and September 2016. All the patients underwent ureteroscopic holmium lithotripsy with a YAG laser. The patients were randomised into one of three groups: those who did not use an alpha-1 blocker (AB) (Group 1, n = 50), those who used an AB for one day (Group 2, n = 50), and those who used an AB for three days (Group 3, n = 47)...
November 18, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150471/biochemical-monitoring-after-initiation-of-aldosterone-antagonist-therapy-in-users-of-renin-angiotensin-system-blockers-a-uk-primary-care-cohort-study
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Sarah-Jo Sinnott, Kathryn E Mansfield, Morten Schmidt, Krishnan Bhaskaran, Liam Smeeth, Dorothea Nitsch, Laurie A Tomlinson
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of biochemical monitoring after initiation of aldosterone antagonists(AA) in patients also using angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers (ACEI/ARB). SETTING: UK primary care. PARTICIPANTS: ACEI/ARB users who initiated AA between 2004 and 2014. OUTCOMES: We calculated the proportions with: (1) biochemical monitoring ≤2 weeks post initiation of AA, (2) adverse biochemical values ≤2 months (potassium ≥6 mmol/L, creatinine ≥220 µmol/L and ≥30% increase in creatinine from baseline) and (3) discontinuers of AA in those with an adverse biochemical value...
November 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150444/toll-like-receptor-4-induced-ryanodine-receptor-2-oxidation-and-sarcoplasmic-reticulum-ca2-leakage-promote-cardiac-contractile-dysfunction-in-sepsis
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Jie Yang, Rui Zhang, Xin Jiang, Jingzhang Lv, Ying Li, Hongyu Ye, Wenjuan Liu, Gang Wang, Cuicui Zhang, Na Zheng, Ming Dong, Yan Wang, Peiya Chen, Kumar Santosh, Yong Jiang, Jie Liu
Studies suggest the potential role of sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca2+ leak in cardiac contractile dysfunction in sepsis. However, direct supporting evidence is lacking, and the mechanisms underlying this SR leak are poorly understood. Here, we investigated the changes in cardiac Ca2+ handling and contraction in LPS-treated rat cardiomyocytes and a mouse model of polymicrobial sepsis produced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). LPS decreased the systolic Ca2+ transient and myocyte contraction, as well as SR Ca2+ content...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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