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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349667/comparison-of-enalapril-candesartan-and-intralesional-triamcinolone-in-reducing-hypertrophic-scar-development-an-experimental-study
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Canser Yilmaz Demir, Muhammet Eren Ersoz, Remzi Erten, Omer Faruk Kocak, Yilmaz Sultanoglu, Yildiray Basbugan
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of oral enalapril, an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-I), oral candesartan, an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), and intralesional corticosteroid treatments in reducing scar formation. METHODS: Twenty male rabbits were divided into five study groups: A (sham), B (control), C (ACE-I), D (ARB) and E (intralesional corticosteroid). The rabbit ear hypertrophic scar model was used. The hypertrophic scars were photographed and analyzed with the program ImageJ quantitatively to determine the degree of collagen fibers...
January 18, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343413/exposure-to-and-colonisation-by-antibiotic-resistant-e-coli-in-uk-coastal-water-users-environmental-surveillance-exposure-assessment-and-epidemiological-study-beach-bum-survey
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Anne F C Leonard, Lihong Zhang, Andrew J Balfour, Ruth Garside, Peter M Hawkey, Aimee K Murray, Obioha C Ukoumunne, William H Gaze
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) present a global public health problem. With numbers of community-acquired resistant infections increasing, understanding the mechanisms by which people are exposed to and colonised by ARB can help inform effective strategies to prevent their spread. The role natural environments play in this is poorly understood. This is the first study to combine surveillance of ARB in bathing waters, human exposure estimates and association between exposure and colonisation by ARB in water users...
December 7, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339688/choice-of-treatment-based-on-turkish-hypertension-consensus-report-do-we-follow-the-recommendations
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Gülden Yürüyen, İlkim Deniz Toprak, Zeki Toprak, Murat Akarsu, Pınar Demir, Yücel Arman, Eylem Özgün Çil, Mustafa Özcan, Sedat Irmak, Özgür Altun, Şengül Aydın Yoldemir, Hasan Eruzun, Tufan Tükek
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine how often the recommendations of the Turkish Hypertension Consensus Report are followed, and to draw attention to the report. METHODS: The demographic information of 1000 patients diagnosed with hypertension and the details of the antihypertensive medications prescribed at the outpatient service of a tertiary care hospital were recorded, and the data were compared with the recommendations of the report. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 62±11 years...
January 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331792/candesartan-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-blocker-is-able-to-relieve-age-related-cognitive-impairment
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Emil Trofimiuk, Przemysław Wielgat, Jan J Braszko
BACKGROUND: Candesartan is one of the standard antihypertensive drug belonging to AT1R angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) group. Beneficial effects of this drug in the treatment of hypertension are well recognized. In this study we tested a hypothesis that candesartan could alleviate age-related memory decline. METHODS: Aged and young rats have been treated with candesartan (0.1 mg kg-1) for 21 days and then underwent a battery of behavioral tests: for assessment of long-term memory (Passive avoidance test - PA), recognition memory (Object recognition test - OR), locomotor functions (Open field - OF) and anxiety behavior (Elevated plus maze - EPM)...
July 21, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327797/potassium-and-the-use-of-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-inhibitors-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-data-from-biostat-chf
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Joost C Beusekamp, Jasper Tromp, Haye H van der Wal, Stefan D Anker, John G Cleland, Kenneth Dickstein, Gerasimos Filippatos, Pim van der Harst, Hans L Hillege, Chim C Lang, Marco Metra, Leong L Ng, Piotr Ponikowski, Nilesh J Samani, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Patrick Rossignol, Faiez Zannad, Adriaan A Voors, Peter van der Meer
BACKGROUND: Hyperkalaemia is a common co-morbidity in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Whether it affects the use of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors and thereby negatively impacts outcome is unknown. Therefore, we investigated the association between potassium and uptitration of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi)/angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) and its association with outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS: Out of 2516 patients from the BIOSTAT-CHF study, potassium levels were available in 1666 patients with HFrEF...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318704/use-of-antihypertensive-drugs-and-risk-of-keratinocyte-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Huilin Tang, Shuangshuang Fu, Suodi Zhai, Yiqing Song, Maryam M Asgari, Jiali Han
PURPOSE: Current epidemiologic evidence on the association between antihypertensive drugs and keratinocyte carcinoma (KC) risk is inconsistent. We sought to quantify this association by meta-analysis of observational studies. METHODS: We systematically reviewed observational studies published through August 2016 and reported the KC risk (basal cell carcinoma [BCC] and squamous cell carcinoma [SCC]) associated with antihypertensive drugs, including diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), beta-adrenergic blocking agents (β-blockers), and calcium channel blockers (CCBs)...
January 10, 2018: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310811/effect-of-renin-angiotensin-system-inhibitors-on-survival-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ya-Mei Jiang, Tu-Run Song, Yang Qiu, Jin-Peng Liu, Xian-Ding Wang, Zhong-Li Huang, Tao Lin
Renin-angiotensin system inhibitors, specifically angiotensin II converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB), have confirmed renoprotective benefits in patients with proteinuria and hypertension. However, it remains controversial whether these agents are beneficial to kidney recipients. We conducted this meta-analysis to evaluate the effects of ACEI/ARB treatment on patient and allograft survival after kidney transplant. The PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases were searched for eligible articles from before May 2016, and we included 24 articles (9 randomised controlled trials [RCTs] and 15 cohort studies with 54,096 patients), in which patient or graft survival was compared between an ACEI/ARB treatment arm and a control arm...
January 2018: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306478/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-is-related-to-profiles-indicating-volume-overload-poor-therapy-optimization-and-prognosis-in-patients-with-new-onset-and-worsening-heart-failure
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Jozine M Ter Maaten, Adriaan A Voors, Kevin Damman, Peter van der Meer, Stefan D Anker, John G Cleland, Kenneth Dickstein, Gerasimos Filippatos, Pim van der Harst, Hans L Hillege, Chim C Lang, Marco Metra, Gerjan Navis, Leong Ng, Wouter Ouwerkerk, Piotr Ponikowski, Nilesh J Samani, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Faiez Zannad, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Martin H de Borst
BACKGROUND: Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 23 is a hormone that increases urinary phosphate excretion and regulates renal sodium reabsorption and plasma volume. We studied the role of plasma FGF23 in therapy optimization and outcomes in patients with new-onset and worsening heart failure (HF). METHODS: We measured plasma C-terminal FGF23 levels at baseline in 2399 of the 2516 patients included in the BIOlogy Study to Tailored Treatment in Chronic HF (BIOSTAT-CHF) trial...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306197/effects-ofdirect-current-on-klebsiella-spp-viability-and-corresponding-resistance-gene-expression-in-simulative-bio-electrochemical-reactors
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Hua Li, Xiao-Li Yang, Hai-Liang Song, Shuai Zhang, Xi-Zi Long
The fate of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) and associated antibiotic-resistant gene (ARG) expression under electrolytic stimulation in bio-electrochemical reactors (BERs) was unknown. In this study, sulfadiazine resistant bacteria (Klebsiella spp.), which were isolated from a BER, were subjected to constant direct current (DC) stimulation in a simulated BER. With an increase of the current from 7 to 28 mA, it was found that lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) showed a 1.03-, 1.21-, 1.34-, and 1.46-fold value compared with the control at 48 h, indicating that the cell membrane permeability had increased...
December 28, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305071/effectiveness-of-guideline-consistent-heart-failure-drug-prescriptions-at-hospital-discharge-on-1-year-mortality-results-from-the-epical2-cohort-study
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Amandine Busson, Nathalie Thilly, Hervé Laborde-Castérot, François Alla, Ziyad Messikh, Isabelle Clerc-Urmes, Alexandre Mebazaa, Marc Soudant, Nelly Agrinier
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess the effectiveness of recommended drug prescriptions at hospital discharge on 1-year mortality in patients with heart failure (HF) and reduced ejection fraction (HFREF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used data from the EPICAL2 cohort study. HF patients ≥18years old with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <40% and alive at discharge were included and followed up for mortality. Socio-demographic, clinical and therapeutic data were collected at admission...
January 2, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298899/epoxide-hydrolase-1-ephx1-hydrolyzes-epoxyeicosanoids-and-impairs-cardiac-recovery-after-ischemia
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Matthew L Edin, Behin Gholipour Hamedani, Artiom Gruzdev, Joan P Graves, Fred B Lih, Samuel J Arbes, Rohanit Singh, Anette C Orjuela Leon, J Alyce Bradbury, Laura M DeGraff, Samantha L Hoopes, Michael Arand, Darryl Zeldin
Stimuli such as inflammation or hypoxia induce cytochrome P450 epoxygenase-mediated production of arachidonic acid-derived epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs). EETs have cardioprotective, vasodilatory, angiogenic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic effects, which are diminished by EET hydrolysis yielding biologically less active dihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids (DHETs). Previous in vitro assays have suggested that epoxide hydrolase 2 (EPHX2) is responsible for nearly all EET hydrolysis; EPHX1, which exhibits slow EET hydrolysis in vitro, is thought to contribute only marginally to EET hydrolysis...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287584/risk-factors-for-community-acquired-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-and-without-chronic-kidney-injury-and-impact-of-its-initial-management-on-prognosis-a-prospective-observational-study
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Fabien Stucker, Belen Ponte, Victoria De la Fuente, Cyrielle Alves, Olivier Rutschmann, Sebastian Carballo, Nicolas Vuilleumier, Pierre-Yves Martin, Thomas Perneger, Patrick Saudan
BACKGROUND: We aimed to describe clinical characteristics of patients with community-acquired acute kidney injury (CA-AKI), the effectiveness of initial management of CA-AKI, its prognosis and the impact of medication on its occurrence in patients with previous chronic kidney injury (CKI). METHODS: We undertook a prospective observational study within the Emergency Department (ED) of a University Hospital, screening for any patient >16 years admitted with an eGFR <60 ml/mn/1...
December 29, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282632/effects-of-cilostazol-and-renin-angiotensin-system-ras-blockers-on-the-renal-disease-progression-of-korean-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Yoojin Noh, Jimin Lee, Sooyoung Shin, Inwhee Park, Soo Kyung Bae, Euichul Oh, Sukhyang Lee
Background Decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is an important surrogate marker for the assessment of renal function. Addition of a second agent to angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) or angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) treatment may improve current therapeutic strategies aimed at suppressing renal disease progression. Objective To determine the effect of cilostazol in combination with ACEI or ARB treatment on the decline in eGFR. Setting A tertiary hospital in Korea. Method In an observational cohort study, we analyzed 5505 patients who were prescribed ACEI or ARB and cilostazol or other antiplatelet agents...
December 27, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279269/renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-raas-blockers-usage-among-type-ii-diabetes-mellitus-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Yen Ping Ng, Ganesh Pandian Balasubramanian, Yi Ping Heng, Meera Kalaiselvan, Yu Wen Teh, Kin Man Cheong, Muhammad Faiz Bin Abdul Hadi, Rosmaliza Bt Othman
AIMS: Recent data showed an alarming rise of new dialysis cases secondary to diabetic nephropathy despite the growing usage of RAAS blockers. Primary objective of this study is to explore the prevalence of RAAS blockers usage among type II diabetic patients, secondary objectives are to compare the prescribing pattern of RAAS blocker between primary and tertiary care center and to explore if the dose of RAAS blocker prescribed was at optimal dose as suggested by trials. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study conducted at one public tertiary referral hospital and one public health clinic in Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia...
December 21, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277343/the-divergent-cardiovascular-effects-of-ace-inhibitors-and-arbs-in-patient-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#15
Martin H Strauss, Alistair S Hall
The renin angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) plays a central role in the pathophysiology of hypertension and vascular disease. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi's) suppress angiotensin II (ANG II) concentrations, whereas angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor blockers (ARBs) block the binding of ANG II to AT1 receptors. ACEi's and ARBs are both effective antihypertensive agents and produce similar risk reductions for stroke, a blood pressure-dependent phenomenon. ACEi's also reduce the risk for myocardial infarction (MI) and all-cause mortality in high-risk hypertensive patients as well as in people with diabetes, vascular disease and congestive heart failure...
December 22, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276925/-ischemia-the-largest-ever-r-andomized-study-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease-baseline-characteristics-of-enrolled-patients-in-one-russian-site
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S A Sayganov, L L Bershteyn, A E Andreeva, N O Katamadze, E V Zbyshevskaya, A M Kuzmina-Krutetskaya, A V Volkov, V E Gumerova, F I Bitakova
Indications for coronary revascularization in patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD), presented in the current international guidelines are largely based on the clinical trials conducted sometimes more than 30 years ago. ISCHEMIA is the major multicenter international randomized trial intended to answer the question about the optimal treatment strategy in stable coronary artery disease at the present time. PURPOSE: To analyze the most important baseline characteristics of patients enrolled in the ISCHEMIA study in one Russian site...
October 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276379/average-annual-cost-of-parkinson-s-disease-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil-with-a-focus-on-disease-related-motor-symptoms
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Tânia M Bovolenta, Sônia Maria Cesar de Azevedo Silva, Roberta Arb Saba, Vanderci Borges, Henrique Ballalai Ferraz, Andre C Felicio
Background: Although Parkinson's disease is the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disease worldwide, its cost in Brazil - South America's largest country - is unknown. Objective: The goal of this study was to calculate the average annual cost of Parkinson's disease in the city of São Paulo (Brazil), with a focus on disease-related motor symptoms. Subjects and methods: This was a retrospective, cross-sectional analysis using a bottom-up approach (ie, from the society's perspective)...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250918/cross-sectional-associations-of-albuminuria-among-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-adults-the-egfr-study
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J T Hughes, L J Maple-Brown, M Thomas, P D Lawton, A Sinha, A Cass, F Barzi, Grd Jones, G Jerums, R J MacIsaac, K O'Dea, W E Hoy
OBJECTIVE: To describe the detailed associations of albuminuria among a contemporary cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to inform strategies for chronic kidney disease prevention and management. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis of Indigenous participants of the eGFR Study. MEASURES: Clinical, biochemical and anthropometric measures were collected (including body-circumferences, blood pressure (BP); triglycerides, HbA1c, liver function tests, creatinine; urine- microscopic-haem, albumin: creatinine ratio (ACR), prescriptions- angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor II antagonist (ACEI/ARB)...
January 2018: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248960/predictors-of-the-need-for-pacemaker-implantation-after-the-cox-maze-iv-procedure-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Naoki Masaki, Shunsuke Kawamoto, Naotaka Motoyoshi, Osamu Adachi, Kiichiro Kumagai, Satoshi Kawatsu, Yukihiro Hayatsu, Shintaro Katahira, Katsuhiro Hosoyama, Masatoshi Akiyama, Yoshikatsu Saiki
PURPOSE: The Cox maze IV (CMIV) procedure is being used increasingly frequently for surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). This study aimed to identify the risk factors of the need for postoperative pacemaker implantation (PMI) after CMIV. METHODS: Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative data were retrospectively collected from 67 consecutive patients who underwent CMIV at our institution; 7 (10.4%) required PMI (as a treatment of brady AF or sick sinus syndrome)...
December 16, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246770/a-longitudinal-cohort-study-of-aspirin-use-and-progression-of-emphysema-like-lung-on-ct-the-mesa-lung-study
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Carrie P Aaron, Joseph E Schwartz, Eric A Hoffman, Elsa Angelini, John H M Austin, Mary Cushman, David R Jacobs, Joel D Kaufman, Andrew Laine, Lewis J Smith, Jie Yang, Karol E Watson, Russell P Tracy, R Graham Barr
BACKGROUND: Platelet activation reduces pulmonary microvascular blood flow and contributes to inflammation, which have been implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema. We hypothesized that regular use of aspirin, a platelet-inhibitor, would be associated with slower progression of emphysema-like lung on computed tomography (CT) and slower decline in lung function. METHODS: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) enrolled participants 45-84 years old without clinical cardiovascular disease in 2000-02...
December 12, 2017: Chest
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