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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808190/cholesterol-crystal-embolization-following-plaque-rupture-a-systemic-disease-with-unusual-features
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Firas Ghanem, Deepthi Vodnala, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta, Sridevi Durga, Noah Thormeier, Prem Subramaniyam, Scott Abela, George S Abela
Cholesterol crystal embolic (CCE) syndrome is often a clinically challenging condition that has a poor prognostic implication. It is a result of plaque rupture with release of cholesterol crystals into the circulation that embolize into various tissue organs. Plaque rupture seems to be triggered by an expanding necrotic core during cholesterol crystallization forming sharp tipped crystals that perforate and tear the fibrous cap. Embolizing cholesterol crystals then initiate both local and systemic inflammation that eventually lead to vascular fibrosis and obstruction causing symptoms that can mimic other vasculitic conditions...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754860/atiqctpc-targeting-mmp-9-a-key-step-to-slowing-primary-tumor-growth-and-inhibiting-metastasis-of-lewis-lung-carcinoma-in-vivo
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Yuji Wang, Xinyi Xu, Ce Song, Jianhui Wu, Xi Hu, Haimei Zhu, Xiaoyi Zhang, Yaonan Wang, Lin Gui, Ming Zhao, Shiqi Peng
In this study we docked (6S)-3-acetyl-4-oxo-N-(2-(3,4,5,6-zetrahydroxytetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-carboxamido)ethyl)-4,6,7,12-tetrahydroindolo[2,3-a]quinolizine-6-carbo-xamide (ATIQCTPC) towards the active site of MMP-9, and showed that ATIQCTPC was able to effectively decrease the level of MMP-9 in the serum and the primary tumor of Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) implanted C57BL/6 mice. As a MMP-9 inhibitor, ATIQCTPC inhibited the metastasis of LLC, and slowed the growth of the primary tumor of LLC implanted C57BL/6 in mice...
July 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736557/the-effect-of-admission-renal-function-on-the-treatment-and-outcome-of-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Zach Rozenbaum, Sydney Benchetrit, Saar Minha, Yoram Neuman, Meital Shlezinger, Ilan Goldenberg, Morris Mosseri, David Pereg
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease is a frequent comorbidity among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We aimed to evaluate treatment characteristics in ACS patients according to their renal function and to assess the effect of differences in therapy on clinical outcomes. METHODS: Included were patients with ACS enrolled in the biennial Acute Coronary Syndrome Israeli Surveys (ACSIS) during 2000-2013. Excluded were patients with cardiogenic shock at presentation...
June 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686693/ivermectin-treatment-of-loa-loa-hyper-microfilaraemic-baboons-papio-anubis-assessment-of-microfilarial-load-reduction-haematological-and-biochemical-parameters-and-histopathological-changes-following-treatment
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Samuel Wanji, Ebanga-Echi J Eyong, Nicholas Tendongfor, Che J Ngwa, Elive N Esuka, Arnaud J Kengne-Ouafo, Fabrice R Datchoua-Poutcheu, Peter Enyong, Dalen Agnew, Rob R Eversole, Adrian Hopkins, Charles D Mackenzie
BACKGROUND: Individuals with high intensity of Loa loa are at risk of developing serious adverse events (SAEs) post treatment with ivermectin. These SAEs have remained unclear and a programmatic impediment to the advancement of community directed treatment with ivermectin. The pathogenesis of these SAEs following ivermectin has never been investigated experimentally. The Loa/baboon (Papio anubis) model can be used to investigate the pathogenesis of Loa-associated encephalopathy following ivermectin treatment in humans...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682034/-fabry-s-disease-an-example-of-cardiorenal-syndrome-type-5
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Gianluca Villa, Stefano Romagnoli, Aashish Sharma, Claudio Ronco
Fabry's disease (FD) is a severe congenital metabolic disorder characterized by the deficient activity of lysosomal exoglycohydrolase alpha-galactosidase, characterized by glycosphingolipid deposition in several cells, such as capillary endothelial cells, renal, cardiac, and nerve cells. As a systemic disease leading to a contemporaneous myocardial and renal dysfunction, FD might be an example of cardiorenal syndrome type 5 (CRS-5). Kidney damage is commonly characterized by proteinuria, isosthenuria and altered tubular function when occurs at the second-third decade, azotemia and end-stage renal disease in third-fifth decade...
March 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625368/effect-of-aspirin-on-renal-disease-progression-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-multicenter-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-trial-the-renal-disease-progression-by-aspirin-in-diabetic-patients-leda-trial-rationale-and-study-design
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Francesco Violi, Giovanni Targher, Annarita Vestri, Roberto Carnevale, Maurizio Averna, Alessio Farcomeni, Andrea Lenzi, Francesco Angelico, Francesco Cipollone, Daniele Pastori
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the most common causes of chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. It has been estimated that the annual decline of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) among patients with T2DM is approximately 2.0-2.5mL min(-1) y(-1). Cyclooxygenase-dependent eicosanoids, such as 11-dehydro-thromboxane (Tx)B2, are increased in T2DM patients and are potentially involved in the regulation of renal blood flow. Animal models showed that cyclooxygenase inhibitors, such as aspirin, are associated with improvements in renal plasma flow and eGFR values...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616432/effect-of-pretreatment-with-omega-3-supplement-on-cardiac-necrosis-markers-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-undergoing-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Farzaneh Foroughinia, Maryam Foroozmehr
OBJECTIVE: Studies have demonstrated the direct relation between elevation in cardiac necrosis markers and increased risk of cardiovascular complications after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. In this study, we sought to evaluate the effect of omega-3 on creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB) and troponin-I in CKD patients undergoing elective PCI. METHODS: Eighty CKD patients, candidate for elective PCI, were randomly assigned into two groups: Group A - receiving omega-3 (2...
April 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580812/platelet-reactivity-in-stable-cardiovascular-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Thomas A Mavrakanas, Ahsan Alam, Jean-Luc Reny, Pierre Fontana
The study aimed to evaluate antiplatelet drug responsiveness in stable outpatients with cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and examine whether impaired antiplatelet drug responsiveness is associated with worse clinical outcomes in this population. Stable cardiovascular patients (n = 771) were enrolled at least one month after an acute ischemic atherothrombotic event. Antiplatelet drug responsiveness was assessed with specific assays (serum TxA2 for aspirin, the VASP assay for clopidogrel) and other aggregation-based assays using different agonists...
June 5, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567361/unexpected-evolution-of-a-non-stenotic-lesion-in-the-left-main-coronary-artery-of-a-patient-with-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Alexandru Florin Ispas, Lionel Mangin, Alexandru Paziuc, Loic Belle
A 72-year-old man was referred to our catheterization laboratory 48 hours after a non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. His medical history included coronary artery disease (CAD) (percutaneous coronary intervention of the right coronary artery and chronic total occlusion of the circumflex artery), atrial fibrillation (AF), and chronic kidney disease. An electrocardiogram showed a pre-existent left bundle-branch block and the patient's maximum cardiac troponin concentration was 8.64 µg/L (upper limit of normal: 0...
June 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543543/cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-hematomas-risk-factors-and-effect-of-prophylactic-pressure-bandaging
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Youlin Koh, Nicholas E Bingham, Natalie Law, Dustin Le, Justin A Mariani
BACKGROUND: Cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) hematomas are associated with many adverse outcomes. We examined the incidence and risk factors associated with hematoma formation post-CIED implantation, and explored the preventative effect of prophylactic pressure bandaging (PPB) in a large tertiary center. METHODS: 1,091 devices were implanted during October 2011-December 2014. Clinically significant hematomas (CSH) were those that necessitated prolonged admission, including those due to reoperation, and clinically suspicious hematomas were swellings noted by medical/nursing staff...
July 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472145/preoperative-aspirin-use-and-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery-a-propensity-score-matched-observational-study
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Min Hur, Chang-Hoon Koo, Hyung-Chul Lee, Sun-Kyung Park, Minkyung Kim, Won Ho Kim, Jin-Tae Kim, Jae-Hyon Bahk
BACKGROUND: The association between preoperative aspirin use and postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) in cardiovascular surgery is unclear. We sought to evaluate the effect of preoperative aspirin use on postoperative AKI in cardiac surgery. METHODS: A total of 770 patients who underwent cardiovascular surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass were reviewed. Perioperative clinical parameters including preoperative aspirin administration were retrieved. We matched 108 patients who took preoperative aspirin continuously with patients who stopped aspirin more than 7 days or did not take aspirin for the month before surgery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453510/is-aspirin-associated-with-diabetic-retinopathy-the-singapore-epidemiology-of-eye-disease-seed-study
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Yuan Shi, Yih-Chung Tham, Ning Cheung, Jacqueline Chua, Gavin Tan, Paul Mitchell, Jie Jin Wang, Yin Bun Cheung, Ching-Yu Cheng, Tien Yin Wong
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To determine the association between aspirin use and diabetic retinopathy (DR) among persons with diabetes, in a population-based, cross-sectional study. METHODS: Subjects with diabetes aged >40 years from the Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases Study were enrolled in this study. Retinal photographs were graded for DR according to the modified Airlie House classification system. Vision threatening diabetic retinopathy (VTDR) was defined as the presence of severe non-proliferative DR, or proliferative DR, or clinically significant macular oedema...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449186/the-risk-of-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-low-dose-aspirin-users
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W-C Chen, K-H Lin, Y-T Huang, T-J Tsai, W-C Sun, S-K Chuah, D-C Wu, P-I Hsu
BACKGROUND: Aspirin increases the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. AIM: To investigate the risk of lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) in aspirin users. METHODS: Low-dose (75-325 mg daily) aspirin users and controls matched by age, gender and enrollment time in a 1:5 ratio were selected from 1 million randomly sampled subjects in the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan. Cox proportional hazard regression models were developed to evaluate the predictors of LGIB with adjustments for age, gender, comorbidities including coronary artery disease, ischaemic stroke, diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, liver cirrhosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dyslipidemia, uncomplicated peptic ulcer disease, history of peptic ulcer bleeding, and concomitant use of clopidogrel, ticlopidine, warfarin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors, steroids, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs), nitrates, alendronate, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and calcium channel blockers...
April 27, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446537/post-hoc-analyses-of-randomized-clinical-trial-for-the-effect-of-clopidogrel-added-to-aspirin-on-kidney-function
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Jesse C Ikeme, Pablo E Pergola, Rebecca Scherzer, Michael G Shlipak, Oscar R Benavente, Carmen A Peralta
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Despite the high burden of CKD, few specific therapies are available that can halt disease progression. In animal models, clopidogrel has emerged as a potential therapy to preserve kidney function. The effect of clopidogrel on kidney function in humans has not been established. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: The Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes Study randomized participants with prior lacunar stroke to treatment with aspirin or aspirin plus clopidogrel...
July 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389293/smoking-cessation-counseling-improves-quality-of-care-and-surgical-outcomes-with-financial-gain-for-a-vascular-practice
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D A Moses, J H Mehaffey, D V Strider, M C Tracci, J A Kern, G R Upchurch
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking is strongly associated with atherosclerotic disease. It is incumbent on vascular surgeons to provide smoking cessation counseling (SCC) to their patients. The objective of this study was to determine the association of SCC and improvement in quality of care. METHODS: As a quality project using retrospective data, the study received institutional review board exemption status. A retrospective review of prospectively maintained database from April 2014 through March 2015 of outpatient encounters in a vascular surgery clinic was performed of current smokers...
April 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366662/association-of-paroxysmal-supraventricular-tachycardia-with-ischemic-stroke-a-national-case-control-study
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Jui-Kun Chiang, Hsueh-Hsin Kao, Yee-Hsin Kao
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cardioembolic stroke accounts for approximately 15%-20% of all ischemic strokes. Atrial fibrillation constitutes one-half to two-thirds of all cardioembolic stroke events. The association of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) with ischemic stroke remains unclear. A national case-control study was conducted to identify the risk factors, including PSVT, for ischemic stroke in Taiwan. METHODS: We designed a national case-control study comprising patients diagnosed with ischemic stroke (n = 5633) from 1997 to 2011; each patient from the case group was randomly matched with the control group (n = 30,895) in Taiwan...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329340/baseline-characteristics-of-participants-in-the-aspree-aspirin-in-reducing-events-in-the-elderly-study
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John J McNeil, Robyn L Woods, Mark R Nelson, Anne M Murray, Christopher M Reid, Brenda Kirpach, Elsdon Storey, Raj C Shah, Rory S Wolfe, Andrew M Tonkin, Anne B Newman, Jeff D Williamson, Jessica E Lockery, Karen L Margolis, Michael E Ernst, Walter P Abhayaratna, Nigel Stocks, Sharyn M Fitzgerald, Ruth E Trevaks, Suzanne G Orchard, Lawrence J Beilin, Geoffrey A Donnan, Peter Gibbs, Colin I Johnston, Richard H Grimm
Background: There are no primary prevention trials of aspirin with relevant geriatric outcomes in elderly people. ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) is a placebo-controlled trial of low-dose aspirin that will determine whether 5 years of daily 100-mg enteric-coated aspirin extends disability-free and dementia-free life in a healthy elderly population and whether these benefits outweigh the risks. Methods: Set in primary care, this randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial has a composite primary endpoint of death, incident dementia or persistent physical disability...
January 20, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119386/survival-prospects-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-the-uk-a-matched-cohort-study-1987-2011
#18
Lisanne A Gitsels, Elena Kulinskaya, Nicholas Steel
OBJECTIVES: Estimate survival after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the general population aged 60 and over and the effect of recommended treatments. DESIGN: Cohort study in the UK with routinely collected data between January 1987 and March 2011. SETTING: 310 general practices that contributed to The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database. PARTICIPANTS: 4 cohorts who reached the age of 60, 65, 70, or 75 years between 1987 and 2011 included 16 744, 43 528, 73 728, and 76 392 participants, respectively...
January 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100965/aspirin-resistance-predicts-adverse-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-symptomatic-peripheral-artery-disease
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Tilak Pasala, Jennifer Soo Hoo, Mary Kate Lockhart, Rehan Waheed, Prasanna Sengodan, Jeffrey Alexander, Sanjay Gandhi
Antiplatelet therapy reduces the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, and vascular death in patients who have symptomatic peripheral artery disease. However, a subset of patients who take aspirin continues to have recurrent cardiovascular events. There are few data on cardiovascular outcomes in patients with peripheral artery disease who manifest aspirin resistance. Patients with peripheral artery disease on long-term aspirin therapy (≥4 wk) were tested for aspirin responsiveness by means of the VerifyNow Aspirin Assay...
December 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058211/organ-transplantation-and-drug-eluting-stents-perioperative-challenges
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REVIEW
Aparna Dalal
Patients listed for organ transplant frequently have severe coronary artery disease (CAD), which may be treated with drug eluting stents (DES). Everolimus and zotarolimus eluting stents are commonly used. Newer generation biolimus and novolimus eluting biodegradable stents are becoming increasingly popular. Patients undergoing transplant surgery soon after the placement of DES are at increased risk of stent thrombosis (ST) in the perioperative period. Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and a P2Y12 inhibitor such as clopidogrel, prasugrel and ticagrelor is instated post stenting to decrease the incident of ST...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
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