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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777848/effects-on-mortality-and-cardiovascular-events-of-adherence-to-guideline-recommended-therapy-4-years-after-lower-extremity-arterial-revascularization
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M Thiney, N Della Schiava, R Ecochard, P Feugier, P Lermusiaux, A Millon, A Long
OBJECTIVES: All patients with lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (LE-PAD) should benefit from recommended pharmacologic therapies including antiplatelet agents, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE) or Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB), and HMG-CoA-reductase inhibitors (statins). In the present study, this triple therapy was defined as the best medical treatment. This study was designed to determine the current risk for cardiovascular (CV) events and mortality and also to evaluate the effect of pharmacologic treatment on patient's survival, CV events and additional vascular surgery in vascularized LE-PAD patients...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775444/-influence-of-intensity-localization-and-type-of-deposits-in-renal-biopsy-for-disease-symptoms-and-follow-up-in-children-with-iga-nephropathy
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Karolina Cichoń-Kawa, Małgorzata Mizerska-Wasiak, Jadwiga Małdyk, Agnieszka Turczyn, Agnieszka Rybi-Szumińska, Anna Wasilewska, Agnieszka Firszt-Adamczyk, Roman Stankiewicz, Beata Bieniaś, Przemysław Sikora, Katarzyna Gadomska-Prokop, Ryszard Grenda, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
IgA nephropathy is the most common glomerulonephritis in the world. For diagnosis kidney biopsy is necessary. AIM: The aim of the study was assessment the significance of IgA, C3 and IgG deposits intensity and location in kidney childhood IgA nephropathy (IgAN) for the symptoms of the disease and the follow up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study population consisted of 81 children, average 11,45±3,99 years. IgAN was recognized based on renal biopsy, performed 1,2±1,84, median 0,5 years after the onset...
April 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769494/clinical-profile-and-outcome-of-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-a-study-in-a-tertiary-cardiac-hospital-of-bangladesh
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N Fatema, S K Banerjee, C M Ahmed, A A Habib, F Rahman, S A Ahsan, H Hoque, R C Debnath, S Hashem, J Arzu
This study was done to evaluate the clinical profile, management and to analysis of pregnancy outcomes of peripartum cardiomyopathy pregnant women. Follow up was done after treatment and to see the prognosis. All patients admitted with peripartum cardiomyopathy from July 2009 to June 2014 in the department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh were considered for this observational study. Seventy two (72) women were evaluated. Primi-paras are 28 (39%) of the total study population...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768290/intense-aerobic-exercise-lowers-blood-pressure-in-individuals-with-metabolic-syndrome-taking-antihypertensive-medicine
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Miguel Ramirez-Jimenez, Valentin Fernandez-Elias, Felix Morales-Palomo, Juan F Ortega, Ricardo Mora-Rodriguez
OBJECTIVE: There is a growing tendency for physicians to prescribe exercise in accordance with the 'exercise is medicine' global health initiative. However, the exercise-pharmacologic interactions for controlling blood pressure are not well described. Our purpose was to study whether angiotensin II receptor type 1 blocker (ARB) antihypertensive medicine enhances the blood pressure-lowering effects of intense exercise. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Fifteen hypertensive individuals with metabolic syndrome chronically medicated with ARB underwent two exercise trials in a blind randomized order...
May 15, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767712/limited-influence-of-hospital-wastewater-on-the-microbiome-and-resistome-of-wastewater-in-a-community-sewerage-system
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Elena Buelow, Jumamurat R Bayjanov, Eline Majoor, Rob J L Willems, Marc J M Bonten, Heike Schmitt, Willem van Schaik
Effluents from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have been proposed to act as point sources of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) and antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs) in the environment. Hospital sewage may contribute to the spread of ARB and ARGs as it contains the feces and urine of hospitalized patients, who are more frequently colonized with multi-drug resistant bacteria than the general population. However, whether hospital sewage noticeably contributes to the quantity and diversity of ARGs in the general sewerage system has not yet been determined...
May 14, 2018: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767459/long-term-effects-of-patiromer-for-hyperkalaemia-treatment-in-patients-with-mild-heart-failure-and-diabetic-nephropathy-on-angiotensin-converting-enzymes-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-results-from-amethyst-dn
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Bertram Pitt, George L Bakris, Matthew R Weir, Mason W Freeman, Mitja Lainscak, Martha R Mayo, Dahlia Garza, Rezi Zawadzki, Lance Berman, David A Bushinsky
AIMS: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in heart failure (HF) increases the risk of hyperkalaemia (HK), limiting angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-I) or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) use. Patiromer is a sodium-free, non-absorbed potassium binder approved for HK treatment. We retrospectively evaluated patiromer's long-term safety and efficacy in HF patients from AMETHYST-DN. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with Type 2 diabetes, CKD, and HK [baseline serum potassium >5...
May 16, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766216/impact-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-or-receptor-blockers-on-post-icu-discharge-outcome-in-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
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Etienne Gayat, Alexa Hollinger, Alain Cariou, Nicolas Deye, Antoine Vieillard-Baron, Samir Jaber, Benjamin G Chousterman, Qin Lu, Pierre François Laterre, Xavier Monnet, Michael Darmon, Marc Leone, Bertrand Guidet, Romain Sonneville, Jean-Yves Lefrant, Marie-Céline Fournier, Matthieu Resche-Rigon, Alexandre Mebazaa, Matthieu Legrand
PURPOSE: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with the activation of the renin-angiotensin system. Whether angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) or angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARB) improve outcome in patients recovering from AKI remains unexplored. The purpose was to investigate the association between prescription of ACEi/ARB at intensive care unit (ICU) discharge and 1-year outcome in patients recovering from AKI. METHODS: Association between ACEi/ARB and 1-year mortality rate was explored in 1551 patients discharged from 21 European ICUs in an observational cohort...
May 15, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764430/drug-prescribing-during-pregnancy-in-a-central-region-of-italy-2008-2012
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Martina Ventura, Alice Maraschini, Paola D'Aloja, Ursula Kirchmayer, Ilaria Lega, Marina Davoli, Serena Donati
BACKGROUND: Drug consumption during pregnancy is a matter of concern, especially regarding drugs known or suspected to be teratogens. Little is known about drug use in pregnant women in Italy. The present study is aimed at examining the prevalence, and to detect potential inappropriateness of drug prescribing among pregnant women in Latium, a region of central Italy. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted on a cohort of women aged 18-45 years who delivered between 2008 and 2012 in public hospitals...
May 15, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761241/glucocorticoids-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-primary-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-and-moderate-proteinuria
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Jianni Huang, Li Lin, Jingyuan Xie, Xiao Li, Pingyan Shen, Xiaoxia Pan, Hong Ren, Nan Chen
BACKGROUND: To compare the efficacy of glucocorticoids in primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (pFSGS) patients with moderate proteinuria. Registered at http://www.chictr.org.cn/ , study No. ChiCTR-OPN-17012789. METHODS: pFSGS patients with urine protein between 1.0 and 3.5 g/24 h were recruited from 2006 to 2016. No decline in urine protein > 50% was observed after 2 months of run-in angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin-receptor blockers (ACEI/ARB) treatment...
May 14, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760662/targeting-renin-angiotensin-system-against-alzheimer-s-disease
#10
REVIEW
Abadi Kahsu Gebre, Birhanetensay Masresha Altaye, Tesfay Mehari Atey, Kald Beshir Tuem, Derbew Fikadu Berhe
Renin Angiotensin System (RAS) is a hormonal system that regulates blood pressure and fluid balance through a coordinated action of renal, cardiovascular, and central nervous systems. In addition to its hemodynamic regulatory role, RAS involves in many brain activities, including memory acquisition and consolidation. This review has summarized the involvement of RAS in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and the outcomes of treatment with RAS inhibitors. We have discussed the effect of brain RAS in the amyloid plaque (Aβ) deposition, oxidative stress, neuroinflammation, and vascular pathology which are directly and indirectly associated with AD...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758063/the-impact-of-antibiotic-use-on-transmission-of-resistant-bacteria-in-hospitals-insights-from-an-agent-based-model
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Jonatan Almagor, Elizabeth Temkin, Itzhak Benenson, Noga Fallach, Yehuda Carmeli
Extensive antibiotic use over the years has led to the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB). Antibiotic resistance poses a major threat to public health since for many infections antibiotic treatment is no longer effective. Hospitals are focal points for ARB spread. Antibiotic use in hospitals exerts selective pressure, accelerating the spread of ARB. We used an agent-based model to explore the impact of antibiotics on the transmission dynamics and to examine the potential of stewardship interventions in limiting ARB spread in a hospital...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748863/repaglinide-irbesartan-drug-interaction-effects-of-slco1b1-polymorphism-on-repaglinide-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-in-chinese-population
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Qi Pei, Jun-Yan Liu, Ji-Ye Yin, Guo-Ping Yang, Shi-Kun Liu, Yi Zheng, Pan Xie, Cheng-Xian Guo, Mi Luo, Hong-Hao Zhou, Xi Li, Zhao-Qian Liu
PURPOSE: On account of the potential inhibition of OATP1B1 (organic anion transporting polypeptide) by angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) and the effects of SLCO1B1 (solute carrier organic anion transporter family member) polymorphism, the aim of current study is to assess the impact of ARBs on the pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of repaglinide in Chinese healthy volunteers with different SLCO1B1 genotypes. METHODS: The in vitro study was conducted on irbesartan, valsartan, olmesartan, and losartan by using HEK293 cells transfected with OATP1B1...
May 11, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747355/-analysis-on-the-clinical-and-retinal-imaging-characteristics-of-autosomal-recessive-bestrophinopathy
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Q Li, X Y Peng, X N Wang, Y Li, L Tian
Objective: To study the clinical and imaging features of autosomal recessive bestrophinopathy (ARB). Methods: Retrospective study. The clinical and imaging data of 14 participants were analyzed in using autofluorescence (AF), fluorescein angiography (FA) and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Ten patients were screened for mutations in BEST1 gene. Results: Retinopathy of ARB were shown as bilaterally and circularly distributed yellow subretinal deposits in the mid-peripheral and posterior retina, which was observed more clearly by AF and FA...
April 11, 2018: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744294/synergistic-effects-of-hmg-coa-reductase-inhibitor-and-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blocker-on-load-induced-heart-failure
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Yusuke Ito, Yasuhiro Maejima, Natsuko Tamura, Yuka Shiheido-Watanabe, Masanori Konishi, Takashi Ashikaga, Kenzo Hirao, Mitsuaki Isobe
5-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) have beneficial effects in patients with heart failure (HF), regardless of serum cholesterol levels. However, their synergic effects with angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) remain to be established. We assessed the existence and potential underlying mechanisms of the effects of combined ARB [losartan (LOS)] and statin [simvastatin (SIM)] on cardiac function in rats and mice with load-induced HF. Salt-loaded Dahl salt-sensitive (DS) rats were treated with vehicle, LOS, SIM, or LOS + SIM for 8 weeks...
May 2018: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742267/epoetin-alfa-resistance-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-longitudinal-study
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E J F Santos, E V Hortegal, H O Serra, J S Lages, N Salgado-Filho, A M Dos Santos
Anemia is an inevitable complication of hemodialysis, and the primary cause is erythropoietin deficiency. After diagnosis, treatment begins with an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA). However, some patients remain anemic even after receiving this medication. This study aimed to investigate the factors associated with resistance to recombinant human erythropoietin therapy with epoetin alfa (αEPO). We performed a prospective, longitudinal study of hemodialysis patients receiving treatment with αEPO at our reference hospital from July 2015 to June 2016...
2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734163/abnormal-repetitive-behaviours-of-confiscated-slow-loris-nycticebus-spp-in-thailand
#16
Jenjit Khudamrongsawat, Kanyamas Nakchamnan, Phadet Laithong, Chalita Kongrit
The illegal wildlife trade, especially of live animals, is a major threat to slow lorises. Large numbers of confiscated slow lorises are sent to rescue facilities. We aimed to describe the occurrence and types of abnormal repetitive behaviours (ARBs) in 36 confiscated Bengal slow lorises (Nycticebus bengalensis), and examined factors influencing the occurrence of ARBs. We recorded behaviours of the slow lorises using instantaneous scans every 5 min from 19: 00 to 06: 00 h, and observed 6 types of ARBs in 14 (38...
May 7, 2018: Folia Primatologica; International Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731445/synthesis-characterization-and-antihypertensive-activity-of-2-phenyl-substituted-benzimidazoles
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Muhammad Tariq Khan, Muhammad Tahir Razi, Syed Umer Jan, Muhammad Mukhtiar, Rahman Gul, - IzharUllah, Abid Hussain, Asif Mehmood Hashmi, Muhammad Taufiq Ahmad, Nisar Ahmed Shahwani, Imran Rabbani
Hypertension is one of cardiovascular disease that is not sufficiently prevented and controlled at both hospital and community levels. Hypertension resulted in significant morbidity and mortality. The benz-imidazole ring is very important pharmacophore in modern drug discovery. The substituted benzimidazoles are the important for medicinal research. Researchers have reported that substituted Benzimidazoles are the structural isosteres of nucleotides, and easily allow them to interact with the different biopolymers, possess pharmacological activity especially antihypertensive activity...
May 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730567/antibiotic-resistance-in-urban-and-hospital-wastewaters-and-their-impact-on-a-receiving-freshwater-ecosystem
#18
Proia Lorenzo, Anzil Adriana, Subirats Jessica, Borrego Carles, Farrè Marinella, Llorca Marta, Balcázar Jose Luis, Servais Pierre
The main objective of this study was to investigate the antibiotic resistance (AR) levels in wastewater (WW) and the impact on the receiving river. Samples were collected once per season over one year in the WW of a hospital, in the raw and treated WW of two wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), as well as upstream and downstream from the release of WWTPs effluents into the Zenne River (Belgium). Culture-dependent methods were used to quantify Escherichia coli and heterotrophic bacteria resistant to amoxicillin, sulfamethoxazole, nalidixic acid and tetracycline...
April 30, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726982/a-real-world-cohort-study-on-the-quality-of-potassium-and-creatinine-monitoring-during-initiation-of-mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonists-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Erik Nilsson, Pietro De Deco, Marco Trevisan, Rino Bellocco, Bengt Lindholm, Lars H Lund, Josef Coresh, Juan J Carrero
AIMS: Clinical heart failure (HF) guidelines recommend monitoring of creatinine and potassium throughout the initial weeks of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) therapy. We here assessed the extent to which this occurs in our healthcare. METHODS AND RESULTS: Observational study in 2007-2010 HF patients starting MRA therapy in Stockholm, Sweden. Outcomes included potassium and creatinine laboratory testing before MRA initiation and in the early (days 1-10) and extended (days 11-90) post-initiation periods...
May 2, 2018: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724164/signs-symptoms-and-treatment-patterns-across-serial-ambulatory-cardiology-visits-in-patients-with-heart-failure-insights-from-the-ncdr-pinnacle%C3%A2-registry
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Larry A Allen, Fengming Tang, Philip Jones, Tracie Breeding, Angelo Ponirakis, Stuart J Turner
BACKGROUND: Due to a relative lack of outpatient heart failure (HF) clinical registries, we aimed to describe symptoms, signs, and medication treatment among ambulatory patients with heart failure (HF) over time. METHODS: Using health records from 234 PINNACLE (Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence) U.S. cardiology practices (2008-2014), serial visits for patients with HF were characterized. Symptoms, signs, and HF medications (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors [ACEI], angiotensin receptor blockers [ARB], beta blockers [BB], and diuretics) were compared between visits...
May 3, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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