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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235365/a-phase-iii-open-label-multicenter-study-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-long-term-triple-combination-therapy-with-azilsartan-amlodipine-and-hydrochlorothiazide-in-patients-with-essential-hypertension
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Hiromi Rakugi, Kohei Shimizu, Yuya Nishiyama, Yuhei Sano, Yuusuke Umeda
PURPOSE: Patients with essential hypertension who are receiving treatment with an angiotensin II receptor blocker and a calcium channel blocker often develop inadequate blood pressure (BP) control and require the addition of a diuretic. This study aimed to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of a triple combination therapy with 20 mg azilsartan (AZL), 5 mg amlodipine (AML) and 12.5 mg hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The phase III, open-label, multicenter study (NCT02277691) comprised a 4-week run-in period and 52-week treatment period...
December 13, 2017: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234523/amlodipine-vs-hydrochlorothiazide-is-there-any-disparity-in-its-antihypertensive-effect-or-not
#2
Venu Gopal Jonnalagadda, Kanchan Choudhary, Vijay Kranti Matety
We have read the article "Comparison of effects between calcium channel blocker and diuretics in combination with angiotensin II receptor blocker on 24-h central blood pressure and vascular hemodynamic parameters in hypertensive patients: study design for a multicenter, double-blinded, active controlled, phase 4, randomized trial" by GC Oh., et al. and found it quite interesting to learn the testing of effectiveness between amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide in combination with losartan. After 4 weeks of therapy, non-responders were exposed for dose titration of losartan/amlodipine 100/5 mg daily or losartan/hydrochlorothiazide 100/25 mg daily...
2017: Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230527/lefty2-inhibits-endometrial-receptivity-by-downregulating-orai1-expression-and-store-operated-ca2-entry
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Madhuri S Salker, Yogesh Singh, Ruban R Peter Durairaj, Jing Yan, Md Alauddin, Ni Zeng, Jennifer H Steel, Shaqiu Zhang, Jaya Nautiyal, Zoe Webster, Sara Y Brucker, Diethelm Wallwiener, B Anne Croy, Jan J Brosens, Florian Lang
Early embryo development and endometrial differentiation are initially independent processes, and synchronization, imposed by a limited window of implantation, is critical for reproductive success. A putative negative regulator of endometrial receptivity is LEFTY2, a member of the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β family. LEFTY2 is highly expressed in decidualizing human endometrial stromal cells (HESCs) during the late luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, coinciding with the closure of the window of implantation...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227453/effect-of-prophylactic-medication-on-associated-dizziness-and-motion-sickness-in-migraine
#4
Seung-Han Lee, Seong-Hae Jeong, Ji-Soo Kim, Hyo-Jung Kim, Kwang-Dong Choi, Jae-Hwan Choi, Sun-Young Oh, Ji-Yun Park, Dong Uk Kim, Byung-Kun Kim
OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of prophylactic medications for migraine in reducing associated dizziness and motion sickness. STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter prospective observational study. SETTING: Nationwide 9 Dizziness Clinics in South Korea. PATIENTS: One hundred thirty-eight patients who required a preventive medication for migraine accompanied by dizziness and motion sickness. INTERVENTION: At least one of the prophylactic medications was prescribed among the beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, tricyclic antidepressants, and antiepileptic drugs...
January 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225324/effects-of-cilnidipine-an-l-n-type-calcium-channel-blocker-on-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-japanese-post-stroke-hypertensive-patients-results-from-the-ca-attend-study
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Tomohisa Nezu, Naohisa Hosomi, Shiro Aoki, Noriyuki Suzuki, Tsukasa Teshima, Hitoshi Sugii, Shinobu Nagahama, Yoshiki Kurose, Hirofumi Maruyama, Masayasu Matsumoto
AIMS: Although several antihypertensive agents reduced the carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), it remains unclear whether those agents affect the interadventitial diameter (IAD). We aimed to examine whether cilnidipine, an L/N-type calcium channel blocker, reduced the common carotid IMT or IAD in post-stroke hypertensive patients. METHODS: The common carotid IMT and IAD were measured at the start of cilnidipine treatment and 12 months from that. The changes in the mean max-IMT or IAD between baseline and the 12-month follow-up were evaluated and compared between the thick group (max-IMT ≥1...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223295/could-calcium-channel-blockers-treat-2-illnesses-with-1-pill
#6
EDITORIAL
John Oppenheimer, H William Kelly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221971/preventive-treatment-with-lomerizine-increases-cerebral-blood-flows-during-the-interictal-phase-of-migraine
#7
Ken Ikeda, Joe Aoyagi, Sayori Hanashiro, Masahiro Sawada, Maya Kyuzen, Harumi Morioka, Junya Ebina, Junpei Nagasawa, Masaru Yanagihashi, Yuichi Ishikawa, Ken Miura, Kiyoko Murata, Takanori Takazawa, Kiyokazu Kawabe, Yasuo Iwasaki
BACKGROUND: Changes in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) were reported in migraineurs. However, little is known how preventive medications of migraine can influence rCBF. Lomerizine, a calcium channel blocker, has been used for migraine prophylaxis in Japan. We examined rCBF after lomerizine treatment. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Migraine was diagnosed according to the criteria of the International Classification of Headache Disorders, Third Edition beta. Migraine subtype was classified into migraine with aura (MA) and migraine without aura (MO)...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220556/drug-treatment-of-hypertension-in-sweden-in-relation-to-sex-age-and-comorbidity
#8
Fredrik Wallentin, Björn Wettermark, Thomas Kahan
The authors investigated antihypertensive drug treatment in Sweden using the Stockholm Regional Healthcare Data Warehouse, providing information on all healthcare consultations, diagnoses, hospitalizations, dispensed prescription drugs, sex, and age in 2.1 million persons. This cross-sectional analysis identified 292 428 individuals 20 years or older with hypertension (mean age 68 ± 13 years, 53% women). About half had no diabetes mellitus or cardiovascular comorbidity. The number of dispensed drugs was lower in women than in men (1...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218625/diuretic-or-beta-blocker-for-hypertensive-patients-already-receiving-acei-arb-and-calcium-channel-blocker
#9
Min-Shan Tsai, Chao-Hsiun Tang, Chia-Ying Lin, Po-Ya Chuang, Nai-Chuan Chen, Chien-Hua Huang, Wei-Tien Chang, Tzung-Dau Wang, Ping-Hsun Yu, Wen-Jone Chen
BACKGROUND: In patients already receiving combination of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI)/angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and calcium channel blocker (CCB), whether the choice of additional diuretic or beta-blocker affects the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular outcomes remains unclear. METHODS: A total of 13,551 patients who were concurrently receiving three anti-hypertensive agents of different classes through outpatient clinics during 2004-2006 were identified from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan...
December 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212933/characterization-of-an-influenza-virus-pseudotyped-with-ebolavirus-glycoprotein
#10
Julie Xiao, Pramila Rijal, Lisa Schimanski, Arun Kumar Tharkeshwar, Edward Wright, Wim Annaert, Alain Townsend
We have produced a new Ebola virus pseudotype: E-S-FLU, which can be handled in biosafety level-1/2 containment for laboratory analysis. E-S-FLU is a single cycle influenza virus coated with Ebolavirus glycoprotein, and it encodes enhanced green fluorescence protein as a reporter that replaces the influenza haemagglutinin. MDCK-SIAT1 cells were transduced to express Ebolavirus glycoprotein as a stable transmembrane protein for E-S-FLU production. Infection of cells by E-S-FLU was dependent on Niemann-Pick C1 protein, which is the well-characterized receptor for Ebola virus entry at the late endosome/lysosome membrane...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212850/endothelial-transcriptomics-reveals-activation-of-fibrosis-related-pathways-in-hypertension
#11
Jonathan William Nelson, Mohammed Zubaerul Ferdaus, James A McCormick, Jessica Minnier, Sanjiv Kaul, David H Ellison, Anthony Paul Barnes
Hypertension poses a significant challenge to vasculature homeostasis and stands as the most common cardiovascular disease in the world. Its effects are especially profound on endothelial cells that form the inner lining of the vasculature and are directly exposed to the effects of excess pressure. Here, we characterize the in vivo transcriptomic response of cardiac endothelial cells to hypertension by rapidly isolating these cells from the spontaneous hypertension mouse model BPH/2J and its normotensive BPN/3J control strain and performing and RNA sequencing on both...
December 6, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212465/association-of-24%C3%A2-h-systolic-blood-pressure-variability-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#12
Xiao Ke, Yan Sun, Rongfeng Yang, Jiawen Liang, Shaoyun Wu, Chengheng Hu, Xing Wang
BACKGROUND: To evaluate association of 24 h-systolic blood pressure (SBP) variability and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as defined by the apnea-hypopnea index ≥5/h; and association of 24 h-SBP variability and prevalent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in OSA patients. METHODS: Participants underwent polysomongraphy to evaluate the presence of OSA, and 24 h-ambulatory blood pressure monitoring was applied to evaluate 24 h-SBP variability as indexed by weighted 24 h-standard deviation (SD) of SBP...
December 6, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207994/the-functional-and-molecular-studies-on-involvement-of-hydrogen-sulphide-in-myometrial-activity-of-non-pregnant-buffaloes-bubalus-bubalis
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Sooraj V Nair, Vipin Sharma, Abhishek Sharma, Udayraj P Nakade, Pooja Jaitley, Karikalan Mathesh, Soumen Choudhury, Satish Kumar Garg
BACKGROUND: Hydrogen sulphide (H2S), a member of the gasotransmitters family, is known to play patho-physiological role in different body systems including during pregnancy. But its involvement in myometrial spontaneity and associated signalling pathways in uterus in non-pregnant animals is yet to be studied. Present study describes the effect of L-cysteine, an endogenous H2S donor, on isolated myometrial strips of non-pregnant buffaloes and the underlying signaling mechanism(s). RESULTS: L-cysteine (10 nM-30 mM) produced concentration-dependent contractile effect on buffalo myometrium which was extracellular Ca2+ and L-type calcium channels-dependent...
December 6, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207977/acute-zonal-occult-outer-retinopathy-azoor-a-case-report-of-vision-improvement-after-intravitreal-injection-of-ozurdex
#14
Yi Chun Kuo, Nancy Chen, Rong Kung Tsai
BACKGROUND: AZOOR was first described by Gass in 1993 as a syndrome with rapid loss of one or more extensive zones of the outer retinal segments. It is characterized by photopsia, minimal funduscopic changes, and electroretinographic abnormalities. The efficacy of systemic steroids in treating AZOOR has been previously described and advocated by the concept of autoimmune retinopathy. However, the use of intravitreal of sustained-released steroid had not been mentioned to date. CASE PRESENTATION: A 34-year-old man had sudden onset of central scotoma and photopsia in the left eye...
December 6, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207487/diffuse-axonal-injury-and-oxidative-stress-a-comprehensive-review
#15
REVIEW
Alessandro Frati, Daniela Cerretani, Anna Ida Fiaschi, Paola Frati, Vittorio Gatto, Raffaele La Russa, Alessandro Pesce, Enrica Pinchi, Alessandro Santurro, Flavia Fraschetti, Vittorio Fineschi
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the world's leading causes of morbidity and mortality among young individuals. TBI applies powerful rotational and translational forces to the brain parenchyma, which results in a traumatic diffuse axonal injury (DAI) responsible for brain swelling and neuronal death. Following TBI, axonal degeneration has been identified as a progressive process that starts with disrupted axonal transport causing axonal swelling, followed by secondary axonal disconnection and Wallerian degeneration...
December 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207174/calcium-channels-are-involved-in-ephb-ephrinb-reverse-signaling%C3%A2-induced-apoptosis-in-a-rat-chronic-ocular-hypertension-model
#16
Lingdan Dong, Xianglin Cheng, Long Zhou, Yanhong Hu
Erythropoietin-producing hepatocyte receptor B (EphB)/ephrinB reverse signaling has been revealed to be activated in chronic ocular hypertension (COH) by increasing the apoptosis of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). However, the exact mechanism is not well understood. The present study investigated the involvement of Ca2+ channels in the apoptosis of RGCs induced by EphB/ephrinB reverse signaling in a rat CHO model, which was established by cauterizing 3 out of the 4 episcleral veins. The expression levels of four voltage‑gated Ca2+ channel subunits (Cav3...
November 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202794/predictors-of-poor-blood-pressure-control-among-iranian-hypertensive-patients
#17
Leila Jahangiry, Jalileh Ghanbari, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Parvin Sarbakhsh, Koen Ponnet
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate factors associated with poor blood pressure (BP) control in older hypertensive patients living in Iran. Poorly controlled hypertension was defined as blood pressure greater than or equal to 140/90 mmHg. Multiple logistic regressions were performed to identify factors associated with poor BP control. RESULTS: More than half of the patients (55.1%) had poor control of hypertension. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that being over 60 years of age (OR 1...
December 4, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199166/which-drugs-are-risk-factors-for-the-development-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#18
Zeynel Mungan, Binnur Pınarbaşı Şimşek
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is common in many communities, is associated with structural factors, eating habits, and the use of certain drugs. The use of such drugs can lead to the emergence of GERD and can also exacerbate existing reflux symptoms. These drugs can contribute to GERD by directly causing mucosal damage, by reducing lower esophageal sphincter pressure (LESP), or by affecting esophagogastric motility. In this article, we report our investigation of the relationships between GERD and medications within the scope of the "Turkish GERD Consensus Group...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197935/how-to-improve-effectiveness-and-adherence-to-antihypertensive-drug-therapy-central-role-of-dihydropyridinic-calcium-channel-blockers-in-hypertension
#19
REVIEW
Giuliano Tocci, Giovambattista Desideri, Elisa Roca, Calogero Calcullo, Massimo Crippa, Nicola De Luca, Giovanni Vincenzo Gaudio, Laura Maria Lonati, Leo Orselli, Angelo Scuteri, Vito Vulpis, Benedetto Acone, Augusto Zaninelli
Essential hypertension is a complex clinical condition, characterized by multiple and concomitant abnormal activation of different regulatory and contra-regulatory pathophysiological mechanisms, leading to sustained increase of blood pressure (BP) levels. Asymptomatic rise of BP may, indeed, promote development and progression of hypertension-related organ damage, which in turn, increases the risk of major cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events. A progressive and independent relationship has been demonstrated between high BP levels and increased cardiovascular risk, even in the high-to-normal range...
December 2, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197370/tocolytic-action-and-underlying-mechanism-of-galetin-3-6-dimethyl-ether-on-rat-uterus
#20
Juliana da Nóbrega Carreiro, Iara Leão Luna de Souza, Joedna Cavalcante Pereira, Luiz Henrique César Vasconcelos, Rafael de Almeida Travassos, Barbara Viviana de Oliveira Santos, Bagnólia Araújo da Silva
BACKGROUND: Galetin 3,6-dimethyl ether (FGAL) is a flavonoid isolated from aerial parts of Piptadenia stipulacea. Previously, FGAL was shown to inhibit both carbachol- and oxytocin-induced phasic contractions in the rat uterus, which was more potent with oxytocin. Thus, in this study, we aimed to investigate the tocolytic action mechanism of FGAL on the rat uterus. METHODS: Segments of rat uterus ileum were suspended in organ bath containing modified Locke-Ringer solution at 32 °C, bubbled with carbogen mixture under a resting tension of 1 g...
December 2, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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