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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549325/graphene-oxide-in-the-water-environment-could-affect-tetracycline-antibiotic-resistance
#1
Mei-Ting Guo, Guo-Sheng Zhang
In recent years, the influence of new materials like nanoparticles in the water environment on biological substances has been widely studied. Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) represent a new type of pollutant in the environment. Graphene oxide (GO), as a nano material, because of its unique structure, may have an impact on antibiotic resistance bacteria (ARB) and ARGs; however the research in this area is rarely reported. Therefore, this study mainly investigated the effects of GO on bacterial antibiotic resistance...
May 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535551/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-and-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-modulate-the-function-of-myelinated-fibers-after-chemotherapy-a-quantitative-sensory-testing-study
#2
Carlos J Roldan, Juhee Song, Mitchell P Engle, Patrick M Dougherty
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) have sufficient scientific support for their use as tissue protectors. Preliminary studies suggest that their angiotensin-II type 2 receptor (AT2R)-blocking properties have a beneficial profile in the treatment of neuropathic pain. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the current study was to quantify the extent of the somatosensory effects of ACEI and ARB in cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535485/quantification-of-residual-antibiotics-in-cow-manure-being-spread-over-agricultural-land-and-assessment-of-their-behavioral-effects-on-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria
#3
Ji-Ran Yeom, Soon-Uk Yoon, Chang-Gyun Kim
Antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) in livestock manure used as fertilizer and spread over agriculture land, may pose a threat to the health of humans. Considering this, the concentrations of tetracycline (TC), oxytetracycline (OTC), and sulfathiazole (STZ) in the surface soil were quantified using LC-MS. These antibiotics have been used in livestock and are found in fertilizer produced from livestock excretions. Species of ABR were identified using 16S rDNA. Soil samples were collected at depths of 0, 7, and 15 cm from farmland in Incheon (South Korea)...
May 16, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532455/a-retrospective-study-of-treatment-persistence-and-adherence-to-%C3%AE-blocker-plus-antimuscarinic-combination-therapies-in-men-with-luts-bph-in-the-netherlands
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Marcus J Drake, Sally Bowditch, Emilio Arbe, Zalmai Hakimi, Florent Guelfucci, Ikbel Amri, Jameel Nazir
BACKGROUND: To assess treatment persistence and adherence in men ≥45 years of age with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), using prescription records from the Netherlands IMS Lifelink™ LRx database. METHODS: In this retrospective, observational cohort study, we identified men who received combination therapy with an α-blocker plus an antimuscarinic (e.g. solifenacin or tolterodine) between 1 November 2013 and 31 October 2014...
May 22, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531239/current-trends-of-hypertension-treatment-in-the-united-states
#5
Shreya J Shah, Randall S Stafford
BACKGROUND: To examine current patterns of hypertension (HTN) treatment in the United States, including blood pressure (BP) control, prevalence of different antihypertensive agents, and variations in treatment associated with patient and physician characteristics. METHODS: We used data from the National Disease and Therapeutic Index (NDTI), a nationally representative physician survey produced by QuintilesIMS. We selected patients with a diagnosis of HTN and identified those prescribed antihypertensive therapies...
May 22, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529721/the-impact-of-antihypertensives-on-kidney-disease
#6
REVIEW
Diego F Marquez, Gema Ruiz-Hurtado, Luis Ruilope
Arterial hypertension and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are intimately related. The control of blood pressure (BP) levels is strongly recommended in patients with CKD in order to protect the kidney against the accompanying elevation in global cardiovascular (CV) risk. Actually, the goal BP in patients with CKD involves attaining values <140/90 mmHg except if albuminuria is present. In this case, it is often recommended to attain values <130/80 mmHg, although some guidelines still recommend <140/90 mmHg...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529582/angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockers-induce-autophagy-in-prostate-cancer-cells
#7
Yunseo Woo, Yu-Jin Jung
Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are anti-hypertensive drugs that competitively inhibit the binding of angiotensin II to its receptor, resulting in blood vessel dilation and the reduction of blood pressure. These antagonists are also known as sartans, and are a group of pharmaceuticals that possess tetrazole or imidazole groups. In the present study, the anticancer and antimetastatic effects of the ARBs fimasartan, losartan, eprosartan and valsartan on the human prostate cancer PC-3, DU-145 and LNCap-LN3 cell lines were investigated in vitro...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515958/attitudes-and-preferences-for-the-clinical-management-of-hypertension-and-hypertension-related-cerebrovascular-disease-in-the-general-practice-results-of-the-italian-hypertension-and-brain-survey
#8
Giuliano Tocci, Arrigo F Cicero, Massimo Salvetti, Maria Beatrice Musumeci, Andrea Ferrucci, Claudio Borghi, Massimo Volpe
BACKGROUND: The aim of this survey was to evaluate attitudes and preferences for the clinical management of hypertension and hypertension-related cerebrovascular diseases (CVD) in Italy. METHODS: A predefined 16-item survey questionnaire was anonymously administered to a large community sample of general practitioners (GPs), trained by specialized physicians (SPs), who have been included in an educational program between January and November 2015. RESULTS: A total of 591 physicians, among whom 48 (8%) training SPs and 543 (92%) trained GPs, provided 12,258 valid answers to the survey questionnaire...
2017: Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514280/ten-year-trends-in-anti-retroviral-therapy-persistence-among-us-medicaid-beneficiaries-2001-2010
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Bora Youn, Theresa I Shireman, Yoojin Lee, Omar Galárraga, Aadia I Rana, Amy C Justice, Ira B Wilson
OBJECTIVE: Whether the rate of HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) persistence has improved over time in the U.S. is unknown. We examined ART persistence trends between 2001 and 2010, using non-HIV medications as a comparator. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using Medicaid claims. We defined persistence as the duration of treatment from the first to the last fill date before a 90-day permissible gap, and used Kaplan-Meier curves and Cox proportional hazard models to assess crude and adjusted non-persistence...
May 16, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511989/biased-agonism-antagonism-at-the-angii-at1-receptor-implications-for-adrenal-aldosterone-production-and-cardiovascular-therapy
#10
REVIEW
Jennifer Maning, Shmuel Negussie, Michelle A Clark, Anastasios Lymperopoulos
Many of the effects of angiotensin II (AngII), including adrenocortical aldosterone release, are mediated by the AngII type 1 receptor (AT1R), a receptor with essential roles in cardiovascular homeostasis. AT1R belongs to the G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) superfamily, mainly coupling to the Gq/11 type of G proteins. However, it also signals through βarrestins, oftentimes in parallel to eliciting G protein-dependent signaling. This has spurred infinite possibilities for cardiovascular pharmacology, since various beneficial effects are purportedly exerted by AT1R via βarrestins, unlike AT1R-induced G protein-mediated pathways that usually result in damaging cardiovascular effects, including hypertension and aldosterone elevation...
May 13, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509727/lower-dementia-risk-with-different-classes-of-antihypertensive-medication-in-older-patients
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Tessa van Middelaar, Lonneke A van Vught, Eric P Moll van Charante, Lisa S M Eurelings, Suzanne A Ligthart, Jan W van Dalen, Bert Jan H van den Born, Edo Richard, Pim W A van Gool
OBJECTIVE: Use of antihypertensive medication (AHM) is potentially associated with a reduced risk of dementia. Both calcium channel blockers (CCBs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are suggested to have a more pronounced protective effect. We aimed to study the association between different classes of AHM and dementia in older people. METHODS: A subgroup of community-dwelling older people using AHM included in the 'Prevention of Dementia by Intensive Vascular Care' randomized controlled trial was studied...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509129/successful-long-term-effects-of-direct-renin-inhibitor-aliskiren-in-a-patient-with-atherosclerotic-renovascular-hypertension
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Norihiko Morisawa, Naoki Sugano, Takafumi Yamakawa, Satoru Kuriyama, Takashi Yokoo
A 64-year-old man visited our hospital with complaints of misty vision and ophthalmalgia. On admission, his blood pressure (BP) was high at 220/135 mmHg with no past history of hypertension, and he had choked discs. He was tentatively diagnosed as having idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and was later found to have atherosclerotic unilateral renovascular hypertension (RVH) based upon the extremely high plasma renin activity together with the radiological image tests. On day 3, combined antihypertensive therapies consisting of oral angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) and Ca channel blocker (CCB) along with intravenous CCB induced an abrupt BP lowering which led to deterioration of his renal function, progressing into acute kidney injury (AKI)...
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507470/evaluating-the-relationship-of-blood-pressure-plasma-angiotensin-peptides-and-aldosterone-with-cognitive-functions-in-patients-with-hypertension
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Selçuk Sen, Nermin Gürel, Baran Ufuktepe, Zeynep Günes Özünal, Çagla Büyüklü, Yagiz Üresin
Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS) plays an important role in the development of hypertension. On the other hand, hypertension is a well-known and independent risk factor for cognitive impairment. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship of blood pressure control, plasma angiotensin peptides and aldosterone with cognitive functions. Forty-one patients who were under treatment with the same antihypertensive medications for at least three months were included in the study. Plasma angiotensin II, angiotensin 1-7, angiotensin IV, and aldosterone concentrations were analyzed using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505194/comparative-effectiveness-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-versus-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockers-for-major-renal-outcomes-in-patients-with-diabetes-a-15-year-cohort-study
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Hon-Yen Wu, Chiao-Ling Peng, Pei-Chun Chen, Chih-Kang Chiang, Chee-Jen Chang, Jenq-Wen Huang, Yu-Sen Peng, Yu-Kang Tu, Tzong-Shinn Chu, Kuan-Yu Hung, Kuo-Liong Chien
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are considered to have similar renoprotective effects; so far there has been no consensus about their priorities. This study aimed to compare ACEIs and ARBs for major renal outcomes and survival in a 15-year cohort of adults with diabetes. METHODS: This study utilized Taiwan's medical and pharmacy claims data in the Longitudinal Cohort of Diabetes Patients. The primary outcome was long-term dialysis, and secondary outcomes were hospitalization for acute kidney injury, hospitalization for hyperkalemia, all-cause death, cardiovascular death, and non-cardiovascular death...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497594/the-impact-of-regulatory-action-on-the-co-prescribing-of-renin-angiotensin-system-blockers-in-uk-primary-care
#15
Craig Allen, Katherine Donegan
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of regulatory action taken in June 2014 on the co-prescribing of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockers in UK primary care. METHODS: RAS blocker prescriptions, issued between 01/01/2009-30/06/2015, were extracted from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink to estimate the quarterly prevalence (number of patients with at least one co-prescription) and incidence (number of patients first receiving a RAS blocker co-prescription) of co-prescribing...
May 11, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496022/comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-azilsartan-and-olmesartan-in-patients-with-essential-hypertension
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Yuhei Shiga, Shin-Ichiro Miura, Kota Motozato, Kenji Norimatsu, Masaya Yano, Yuka Hitaka, Sen Adachi, Takashi Kuwano, Ken Inoue, Asao Inoue, Kazuaki Fujisawa, Tetsuro Shirotani, Takaaki Kusumoto, Munehito Ideishi, Keijiro Saku
Many patients still have high blood pressure (BP) after treatment with angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor blockers (ARBs). We compared the efficacy and safety of azilsartan to those of olmesartan in a prospective randomized clinical trial. Sixty-four hypertensive patients who were treated with ARBs other than azilsartan and olmesartan were enrolled in this study. We randomly assigned patients to changeover from their prior ARBs to either azilsartan or olmesartan, and followed the patients for 3 months. Systolic BP (SBP) in the azilsartan group was significantly decreased at 3 months, and diastolic BP (DBP) and pulse rate (PR) in the olmesartan group showed significant reductions after 3 months...
May 12, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490226/intensity-of-hydration-changes-the-role-of-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-blockers-in-contrast-induced-nephropathy-risk-after-coronary-catheterisation-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#17
Xiao-Sheng Guo, Deng-Xuan Wu, Wei-Jie Bei, Hua-Long Li, Kun Wang, Ying-Ling Zhou, Chong-Yang Duan, Shi-Qun Chen, Dan Lian, Li-Wen Li, Yong Liu, Ning Tan, Ji-Yan Chen
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the potential effect of hydration intensity on the role of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) on contrast-induced nephropathy in patients with renal insufficiency. METHODS: All eligible patients were included and stratified according to hydration intensity defined as saline hydration volume to body weight tertiles: <10.21 mL/kg, 10.21 to <17.86 mL/kg, and ⩾17.86 mL/kg. RESULTS: In total, 84 (6...
April 2017: Journal of the Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone System: JRAAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488226/the-prevalence-of-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-arb-in-waters-of-the-lower-ballona-creek-watershed-los-angeles-county-california
#18
Stephanie Kawecki, Gary Kuleck, John H Dorsey, Christopher Leary, Michelle Lum
Screening for the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) was done at the Ballona Creek and Wetlands, an urban-impacted wetland system in Los Angeles, California. The goals were (1) to assess the overall prevalence of ARB, and (2) compare differences in ARB abundance and the types of antibiotic resistance (AR) among the following sample types: lagoon water from Del Rey Lagoon, urban runoff from Ballona Creek, and water from the Ballona Wetlands (tidal water flooding in from the adjacent estuary, and ebbing out from the salt marsh)...
June 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484118/effects-of-tolvaptan-with-or-without-the-pre-administration-of-renin-angiotensin-system-blockers-in-hospitalized-patients-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Sen Adachi, Shin-Ichiro Miura, Yuhei Shiga, Tadaaki Arimura, Joji Morii, Takashi Kuwano, Ken Kitajima, Atsushi Iwata, Natsumi Morito, Kanta Fujimi, Eiji Yahiro, Hiroaki Nishikawa, Keijiro Saku
We examined whether tolvaptan combined with an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) or angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-I) is more effective than tolvaptan alone in the treatment of patients with heart failure (HF). Sixty-five hospitalized patients with acute decompensated HF were included in this study. They were divided into 2 groups; an ARB/ACE-I group (n = 44, who received ARB or ACE-I before the use of tolvaptan) and a non-ARB/ACE-I group (n = 21). There were no significant differences in patient characteristics including medications at baseline between the non-ARB/ACE-I and ARB/ACE-I groups with the exception of the percentages of hypertension and ischemic heart disease...
May 8, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481155/a-unique-case-series-of-autosomal-recessive-bestrophinopathy-exhibiting-multigenerational-inheritance
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Joshua S Hardin, G Bradley Schaefer, Ahmed B Sallam, M Kathryn Williams, Sami Uwaydat
INTRODUCTION: Autosomal recessive bestrophinopathy (ARB) is a retinal disease caused by biallelic mutations of the BEST1 gene. It has a variable phenotype with white flecks in the retina, multifocal yellow subretinal deposits, macular edema, choroidal neovascularization, hyperopia, and electrophysiological abnormalities. We describe a family with ARB and multigenerational inheritance. METHODS: Three generations of a Middle Eastern family (a woman, one son, and two grandchildren) were evaluated by our ocular genetics team...
May 8, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
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