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Arq. ciências saúde UNIPAR ; 26(1): 23-32, Jan-Abr. 2022.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1362667

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O descarte inadequado de medicamentos pode levar a impactos ambientais negativos e deve ser considerado um problema de saúde pública. O presente estudo teve como objetivo levantar dados quantitativos e qualitativos relacionados ao perfil dos medicamentos descartados no município de Governador Valadares - MG. O trabalho foi desenvolvido nas UAPS/ESF que possuíam farmácias, e também na Farmácia Central/Policlínica Municipal. Nesses locais, foi realizada uma análise dos medicamentos descartados no período de julho de 2017 a maio de 2018. Por meio dos dados obtidos nesse período foi possível perceber que as principais classes de medicamentos descartadas foram os inibidores da enzima conversora de angiotensina, antagonistas da angiotensina II, agentes betabloqueadores, diuréticos, hipoglicemiantes, contraceptivos hormonais e agentes modificadores de lipídeos. Além disso, foi realizada uma ação de educação em saúde e aplicado um questionário semiestruturado aos usuários participantes dos grupos operativos. Dos 34 usuários respondentes do questionário, 23 (69,70%) não tinham acesso a informação sobre o local correto de descarte e armazenamento de medicamentos. Após a ação de educação em saúde verificou-se um aumento no quantitativo de medicamentos descartados pelos usuários nas UAPS/ESF Mãe de Deus I e II, Altinópolis III e IV, Santa Rita II, São Pedro I e II e Esperança e Nossa Senhora das Graças. O trabalho desenvolvido permitiu apresentar dados relevantes para a gestão municipal demonstrando a importância do farmacêutico no cuidado em saúde e o caráter epidemiológico local da prevalência das doenças crônico não transmissíveis.


The inadequate disposal of drugs can lead to negative environmental impacts and should be treated as a public health problem. This study aimed at surveying quantitative and qualitative data related to the profile of drugs discarded in the city of Governador Valadares - MG. The work was developed in the UAPS / ESF that had pharmacies, and also in the Central Pharmacy/Municipal Polyclinic. In these locations, an analysis of the drugs discarded between July 2017 and May 2018 was carried out. Through the data obtained in this period, it was possible to notice that the main classes of drugs discarded were angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin II antagonists, beta-blocking agents, diuretics, hypoglycemic agents, hormonal contraceptives, and lipid-modifying agents. In addition, a health education action was carried out and a semi-structured questionnaire was applied to users participating in the operating groups. From the 34 users who responded the questionnaire, 23 (69.70%) did not have access to information on the correct place to dispose and store medicines. After the health education action, there was an increase in the amount of drugs discarded by users in the UAPS/ESF Mãe de Deus I and II, Altinópolis III and IV, Santa Rita II, São Pedro I and II, and Esperança and Nossa Senhora das Graças. The work carried out made it possible to present relevant data for municipal management, demonstrating the importance of the pharmacist in health care and the local epidemiological character of the prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Pharmacies/supply & distribution , Pharmaceutical Preparations , Patients , Pharmacists/supply & distribution , Tablets/supply & distribution , Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/supply & distribution , Health Centers , Public Health/education , Health Education , Municipal Management/legislation & jurisprudence , Delivery of Health Care , Diabetes Mellitus/drug therapy , Drug Storage , Environment , Hypertension/drug therapy , Hypoglycemic Agents/supply & distribution , Lipids/supply & distribution
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Arq. bras. cardiol ; 118(3): 614-622, mar. 2022. tab
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1364355

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Resumo Fundamento Aparentemente, a pior resposta a algumas classes de anti-hipertensivos, especialmente inibidores da enzima conversora da angiotensina e bloqueadores de receptor de angiotensina, pela população negra, explicaria, pelo menos parcialmente, o pior controle da hipertensão entre esses indivíduos. Entretanto, a maioria das evidências vêm de estudos norte-americanos. Objetivos Este estudo tem o objetivo de investigar a associação entre raça/cor da pele autorrelatadas e controle de PA em participantes do Estudo Longitudinal de Saúde do Adulto (ELSA-Brasil) utilizando várias classes de anti-hipertensivos em monoterapia. Métodos O estudo envolveu uma análise transversal, realizada com participantes da linha de base do ELSA-Brasil. O controle de pressão arterial foi a variável de resposta, participantes com valores de PA ≥140/90 mmHg foram considerados descontrolados em relação aos níveis de pressão arterial. A raça/cor da pele foi autorrelatada (branco, pardo, negro). Todos os participantes tiveram que responder perguntas sobre uso contínuo de medicamentos. A associação entre o controle de PA e raça/cor da pele foi estimada por regressão logística. O nível de significância adotado nesse estudo foi de 5%. Resultados Do total de 1.795 usuários de anti-hipertensivos em monoterapia na linha de base, 55,5% se declararam brancos, 27,9%, pardos e 16,7%, negros. Mesmo depois de padronizar em relação a variáveis de confusão, negros em uso de inibidores da enzima conversora de angiotensina (IECA), bloqueadores de receptor de angiotensina (BRA), diuréticos tiazídicos (DIU tiazídicos) e betabloqueadores (BB) in monoterapia tinham controle de pressão arterial pior em comparação a brancos. Conclusões Os resultados deste estudo sugerem que, nesta amostra de brasileiros adultos utilizando anti-hipertensivos em monoterapia, as diferenças de controle de pressão arterial entre os vários grupos raciais não são explicadas pela possível eficácia mais baixa dos IECA e BRA em indivíduos negros.


Abstract Background It seems that the worst response to some classes of antihypertensive drugs, especially angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers, on the part of the Black population, would at least partially explain the worse control of hypertension among these individuals. However, most of the evidence comes from American studies. Objectives This study aims to investigate the association between self-reported race/skin color and BP control in participants of the Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil), using different classes of antihypertensive drugs in monotherapy. Methods The study involved a cross-sectional analysis, carried out with participants from the baseline of ELSA-Brasil. Blood pressure control was the response variable, participants with BP values ≥140/90 mmHg were considered out of control in relation to blood pressure levels. Race/skin color was self-reported (White, Brown, Black). All participants were asked about the continuous use of medication. Association between BP control and race/skin color was estimated through logistic regression. The level of significance adopted in this study was of 5%. Results Of the total of 1,795 users of antihypertensive drugs in monotherapy at baseline, 55.5% declared themselves White, 27.9% Brown, and 16.7% Black. Even after adjusting for confounding variables, Blacks using angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI), angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), thiazide diuretics (thiazide DIU), and beta-blockers (BB) in monotherapy had worse blood pressure control compared to Whites. Conclusions Our results suggest that in this sample of Brazilian adults using antihypertensive drugs in monotherapy, the differences in blood pressure control between different racial groups are not explained by the possible lower effectiveness of ACEIs and ARBs in Black individuals.


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Humans , Adult , Hypertension/drug therapy , Hypertension/epidemiology , Antihypertensive Agents/therapeutic use , Antihypertensive Agents/pharmacology , United States , Blood Pressure , Brazil , Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/therapeutic use , Calcium Channel Blockers/therapeutic use , Cross-Sectional Studies , Longitudinal Studies , Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists/therapeutic use , Race Factors
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Arch. argent. pediatr ; 120(1): e8-e16, feb 2022. tab
Article in English, Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1353524

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La hipertensión arterial (HTA) es un factor de riesgo modificable de enfermedad cardiovascular (ECV) y debe incluirse dentro del estudio de los orígenes del desarrollo de la salud y enfermedad (DOHaD). Durante el desarrollo intrauterino y perinatal, diferentes factores ambientales impactan en la programación temprana de las enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles (ECNT). En esta revisión se resume la evidencia que vincula los cambios adaptativos y la plasticidad del feto a factores ambientales desfavorables alterando el fenotipo adulto en el desarrollo de HTA. Estos cambios adaptativos responden a cambios epigenéticos que favorecen el desarrollo de HTA y ECV en la edad adulta con implicancias intergeneracionales. Por último, se mencionan estrategias preventivas para limitar o revertir algunas de las variables que pueden producir alteraciones en la programación del desarrollo que conducen a HTA en etapas más tardías de la vida.


Hypertension (HTN) is a modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and should be included in the study of developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD). During intrauterine and perinatal development, different environmental factors have an impact on the early programming of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). This review provides a summary of the evidence that connects the fetus' plasticity and adaptive changes to unfavorable environmental factors that alter the adult phenotype in the development of HTN. Such adaptive changes result from epigenetic changes that favor the development of HTN and CVD in adulthood with intergenerational implications. Lastly, we mention preventive strategies to limit or reverse any variable that may alter developmental programming leading to HTN later in life.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Pregnancy , Cardiovascular Diseases , Noncommunicable Diseases , Hypertension/etiology , Risk Factors , Epigenesis, Genetic
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Rev. Ciênc. Méd. Biol. (Impr.) ; 20(4): 594-600, fev 11, 2022. fig
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1359363

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Introdução: distúrbios do sono são comuns na gravidez e decorrem de modificações anatômicas, fisiológicas e hormonais. A atenção primária à saúde encontra-se em posição singular no reconhecimento de tais desordens. Nesse contexto, esta pesquisa tem como objetivo avaliar a qualidade do sono de gestantes em uma Unidade Básica de Saúde e correlacioná-la com parâmetros analisados durante o acompanhamento pré-natal. Metodologia: trata-se de um estudo observacional, transversal e analítico, desenvolvido por meio de pesquisa de campo, com gestantes acompanhadas em uma Unidade Básica de Saúde. Os dados foram obtidos utilizando uma ficha de questionário que associava algumas variáveis com a qualidade do sono, mensurada pelo Índice de Qualidade do sono de Pittsburgh, em sua versão brasileira (PSQI-BR). Resultados e Discussão: foram entrevistadas 83 gestantes, com 76 preenchendo os critérios de inclusão. A maioria das pacientes possuía idade inferir a 26 anos (64,4%), era multípara (59,2%), com peso inadequado (72,4%), não tinha distúrbio hipertensivo na gestação (76,3%) e estava no primeiro trimestre (40,8%). Após a aplicação do teste qui-quadrado de Pearson e a razão de chances, verificou-se que as três últimas variáveis citadas tinham relação com a qualidade do sono, apresentando significância estatística (p<0,05). Além disso, 34,2% das gestantes tinha má qualidade do sono. Conclusão: a qualidade do sono deve ser avaliada durante o acompanhamento pré-natal, visto que seu comprometimento é frequente, sobretudo diante de certos fatores de risco, e pode resultar em desfechos maternos adversos. Assim, o reconhecimento precoce possibilita melhora do prognóstico gestacional.


Introduction: sleep disorders are common in pregnancy and result from anatomical, physiological and hormonal changes. Primary health care is in a unique position in recognizing such disorders. In this context, this research aims to assess the quality of sleep of pregnant women in a Basic Health Unit and associated it with parameters analyzed during prenatal care. Methodology: this is an observational, cross-sectional and analytical study, developed through field research, with pregnant women accompanied in a Basic Health Unit. The data were obtained using a questionnaire form that correlated some variables with the quality of sleep, measured by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, in its Brazilian version (PSQI-BR). Results and Discussion: 83 pregnant women were interviewed, with 76 fulfilling the inclusion criteria. Most patients were 26 years old (64.4%), multiparous (59.2%), with inadequate weight (72.4%), had no hypertensive disorder during pregnancy (76.3%) and were in the first quarter (40.8%). After applying Pearson's chi-square test and odds ratio, it was found that the last three variables mentioned were related to sleep quality, showing statistical significance (p <0.05). In addition, 34.2% of pregnant women had poor sleep quality. Conclusion: the quality of sleep should be assessed during prenatal care, as its impairment is frequent, especially in the face of certain risk factors, and can result in adverse maternal outcomes. Thus, early recognition makes it possible to improve gestational prognosis.


Subject(s)
Humans , Adult , Sleep , Pregnancy , Hypertension , Obesity , Analytical Methods , Demography , Observational Study
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Fisioter. Bras ; 22(6): 809-823, Fevereiro 7, 2022.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1358267

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A Síndrome da Fragilidade (SF) é a resposta do organismo do idoso frente ao aumento da vulnerabilidade a estressores que redundam em diminuição das reservas fisiológicas e desregulação de múltiplos sistemas. Aspectos sociais e emocionais podem potencializar essa vulnerabilidade, sendo a institucionalização do idoso um agente potencializador desse quadro. Objetivo: Estimar a prevalência da SF e caracterizar o perfil clínico e epidemiológico dos idosos institucionalizados de Pindamonhangaba/SP. Métodos: Trata-se de um estudo observacional transversal descritivo. Para tanto, foram incluídos 31 idosos de ambos os sexos, residentes em duas Instituições de Longa Permanência para Idosos (ILPI) do município de Pindamonhangaba/SP. A SF avalia: perda de peso não intencional, autorrelato de exaustão ou fadiga, diminuição da força muscular pela força de preensão palmar, lentidão na marcha e baixo nível de atividade física. Resultados: A prevalência da SF em idosos institucionalizados foi de 67,4%. Considerando os cinco itens que compõe a SF, a perda de peso não intencional esteve presente em 61,9% dos idosos, o autorrelato de exaustão ou fadiga em 66,6%, o baixo nível de atividade física em 66,6%, a lentidão na marcha em 71,4% e a diminuição da força de preensão palmar em 95,2%. A maior prevalência de idosos frágeis esteve entre os homens (41,9%), e as morbidades mais comuns foram: depressão (32,3%), hipertensão arterial sistêmica (38,7%), sintomas musculoesqueléticos (67,7%), alterações no equilíbrio (74,2%) e características sugestivas de alterações cognitivas (83,9%). Conclusão: A prevalência da SF entre os idosos do estudo foi alta com predomínio no sexo masculino. Destacou-se no perfil clínico, também, a alta prevalência, as características sugestivas de alterações cognitivas, a alteração do equilíbrio e risco de quedas e o sobrepeso ou obesidade. (AU)


Subject(s)
Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Exercise , Depression , Muscle Strength , Homes for the Aged , Hypertension , Frail Elderly , Frailty
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Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. (1992) ; 68(1): 19-23, Jan. 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1360714

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SUMMARY OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze the association between orthostatic changes in blood pressure and mortality in elderly cardiopath patients. METHODS: A cohort of 455 elderly cardiopath patients, monitored at a referral outpatient cardiology clinic in Pernambuco, Brazil, from October 2015 to July 2018. The exposure groups were formed according to their orthostatic changes in blood pressure following the requirements of the Brazilian Guidelines for Hypertension. RESULTS: Orthostatic hypotension was present in 46 patients (10.1%), 91 had orthostatic hypertension (20%), and 318 had no orthostatic alterations (69.9%). There were 52 deaths during follow-up. The results demonstrated that there was no statistically significant association between orthostatic hypotension and overall mortality (HR 1.30; 95%CI 0.53-3.14; p=0.567) nor between orthostatic hypertension and overall mortality (HR 0.95; 95%CI 0.65-1.39; p=0.34). Survival in relation to the exposure groups presented no statistically significant difference (p=0.504). CONCLUSION: There was a low frequency of orthostatic hypotension and a mild high frequency of orthostatic hypertension when compared with previous studies, and no association was observed with overall mortality or with the survival time of elderly patients with heart disease.


Subject(s)
Humans , Aged , Heart Diseases , Hypertension , Hypotension, Orthostatic/diagnosis , Blood Pressure , Blood Pressure Determination
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Rev. Esc. Enferm. USP ; 56: e20210537, 2022. graf
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS, BDENF | ID: biblio-1365409

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ABSTRACT Objective: to analyze stimuli and behaviors related to interdependence and their implications for compliance with the therapeutic regimen of older adults with hypertension during the COVID-19 pandemic. Method: a multiple case, qualitative study, carried out with fifteen older adults treated at a Family Health Strategy unit. A characterization instrument and semi-structured interview were used for data collection. Data were processed in NVivo12, submitted to thematic content analysis, based on Roy's interdependence mode. Results: the reports seized showed that the family has meaning as a therapeutic support network, as well as health services, neighbors, friends and religious institutions. Two categories emerged: Stimuli and adaptive behaviors related to interdependence in the pandemic: implications for compliance; Ineffective stimuli and behaviors related to interdependence in the pandemic: implications for compliance. Conclusion: adaptive and ineffective behaviors related to interdependence during the adjustment to the new condition of social distancing demonstrate the need for greater professional attention to achieve compliance with treatment.


RESUMEN Objetivo: analizar estímulos y comportamientos relacionados con la interdependencia y sus implicaciones para la adherencia al régimen terapéutico de ancianos con hipertensión arterial sistémica durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Método: estudio cualitativo de casos múltiples, realizado con quince ancianos atendidos en una unidad de Estrategia de Salud de la Familia. Para la recolección de datos se utilizó un instrumento de caracterización y una entrevista semiestructurada. Los datos fueron procesados en el software NVivo12, sometidos al análisis de contenido temático, con base en el modo de interdependencia de Roy. Resultados: los relatos aprehendidos mostraron que la familia tiene sentido como red de apoyo terapéutico, así como los servicios de salud, vecinos, amigos e instituciones religiosas. Surgieron las siguientes categorías: Estímulos y comportamientos adaptativos relacionados con la interdependencia en la pandemia: implicaciones para la adherencia; Estímulos y comportamientos ineficaces relacionados con la interdependencia en la pandemia: implicaciones para la adherencia. Conclusión: las conductas adaptativas e ineficaces relacionadas con la interdependencia durante el ajuste a la nueva condición de distanciamiento social demuestran la necesidad de una mayor atención profesional para lograr la adherencia al tratamiento.


RESUMO Objetivo: analisar estímulos e comportamentos relacionados à interdependência e suas implicações para a adesão ao regime terapêutico de idosos com hipertensão arterial sistêmica durante a pandemia de COVID-19. Método: estudo de casos múltiplos, qualitativo, realizado com quinze idosos atendidos em uma unidade de Estratégia Saúde da Família. Utilizaram-se para coleta de dados instrumento de caracterização e entrevista semiestruturada. Os dados foram tratados em software NVivo12, submetidos à análise de conteúdo temático, a partir do modo de interdependência de Roy. Resultados: os relatos apreendidos demostraram que a família tem significado enquanto rede de apoio terapêutico, assim como serviços de saúde, vizinhos, amigos e instituições religiosas. Emergiram as categorias: Estímulos e comportamentos adaptativos relacionados à interdependência na pandemia: implicações para adesão; Estímulos e comportamentos ineficazes relacionados à interdependência na pandemia: implicações para adesão. Conclusão: comportamentos adaptativos e ineficazes relacionados à interdependência durante o ajustamento à nova condição do distanciamento social demonstram a necessidade de maior atenção profissional para o alcance da adesão ao tratamento


Subject(s)
Aged , Coronavirus Infections , Treatment Adherence and Compliance , Nursing Theory , Adaptation , Hypertension
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Rev. bras. oftalmol ; 81: e0020, 2022. graf
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1365724

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RESUMO O lúpus eritematoso sistêmico é uma doença que pode apresentar comprometimento oftalmológico geralmente benigno, sendo as alterações mais encontradas a síndrome do olho seco e a catarata. Nos pacientes com a doença estável, o dano oftalmológico parece estar relacionado ao tratamento sistêmico a longo prazo, o que enfatiza a importância do exame oftalmológico completo de rotina. Porém, quando a doença está em franca atividade e, em especial, quando há o envolvimento renal, deve-se iniciar o tratamento precoce com corticoterapia sistêmica e com medidas de suporte, para se evitarem repercussões mais complexas, como as crises hipertensivas que podem levar ao óbito.


ABSTRACT Systemic lupus erythematosus may present ophthalmological involvement, usually benign, and the most common changes are dry eye syndrome and cataract. In patients with stable disease, ophthalmologic damage appears to be related to long-term systemic treatment, emphasizing the importance of routine complete ophthalmologic examination. However, in full-blown disease, especially when there is renal involvement, early treatment should start with systemic steroid therapy and supportive measures, to avoid major repercussions, such as hypertensive crises that may lead to death.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Adolescent , Hypertensive Retinopathy/etiology , Hypertension, Malignant/complications , Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic/complications , Ophthalmoscopy , Retina/diagnostic imaging , Prednisone/administration & dosage , Visual Acuity , Pulse Therapy, Drug , Hypertensive Retinopathy/diagnosis , Hypertensive Retinopathy/drug therapy , Slit Lamp Microscopy , Fundus Oculi , Hypertension/complications , Hypertension/etiology , Hypertension, Malignant/etiology
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Rev. chil. endocrinol. diabetes ; 15(1): 12-18, 2022. ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1359333

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El hiperaldosteronismo primario (HAP) es la causa más común de hipertensión arterial secundaria. A pesar de la prevalencia del HAP (6-10%) y sus consecuencias, los mecanismos que median los efectos deletéreos renales y extrarenales originados por la aldosterona más allá de la hipertensión arterial (ej. inflamación renal, alteraciones cardiacas y disfunción vascular), siguen siendo poco conocidos. Estudios previos sugieren que el exceso de aldosterona aumentaría proteínas sensibles a la activación del receptor de mineralocorticoides (MR), como las lipocalinas LCN2 (NGAL) y ORM1. OBJETIVO: Determinar la concentración de las lipocalinas ORM1, NGAL y NGAL-MMP9 en sujetos HAP. SUJETOS Y MÉTODOS: Estudio de cohorte transversal en sujetos adultos (similares en sexo, edad e IMC) separados en controles normotensos (CTL), hipertensos esenciales (HE) y con screening positivo de HAP (aldosterona ≥9 ng/dL y ARP < 1 ng/mL*h acorde a las guías internacionales de HAP). Se determinó la presión arterial sistólica (PAS) y diastólica (PAD), aldosterona plasmática, actividad renina plasmática (ARP) y la relación aldosterona / actividad de renina plasmática (ARR). Se determinó la concentración de NGAL, NGAL-MMP9 y ORM1 en suero por ELISA. RESULTADOS: Detectamos mayores niveles de ORM1 en sujetos HAP. No se detectaron diferencias en NGAL ni NGAL-MMP9 entre los grupos. Detectamos una asociación positiva de ORM1 con ARP (rho= -0,407, p=0,012) y con ARR (rho= 0,380 p= 0,021). CONCLUSIÓN: La mayor concentración de ORM1 en sujetos HAP y las asociaciones de ORM1 con aldosterona, ARP y ARR, proponen a esta proteína como un potencial biomarcador de HAP y de utilidad en el desarrollo de algoritmos diagnósticos de HAP.


Primary hyperaldosteronism (PA) is the most common cause of secondary hypertension. Despite the prevalence of PA (6-10%) and its consequences, the mechanisms that mediate the deleterious renal and extrarenal effects caused by aldosterone beyond arterial hypertension (eg renal inflammation, cardiac alterations and vascular dysfunction), remain barely known. Previous studies suggest that excess aldosterone would increase proteins sensitive to activation of the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR), such as lipocalins LCN2 (NGAL) and ORM1. AIM: To determine the concentration of the lipocalins ORM1, NGAL and NGAL-MMP9 in PA subjects. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study in adult subjects (similar in sex, age and BMI) grouped as normotensive controls (CTL), essential hypertensive (HE) and subjects with positive PA screening (aldosterone ≥ 9 ng/dL and PRA <1 ng/mL*h, according to international PA guidelines). Systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure, plasma aldosterone, plasma renin activity (PRA), and plasma aldosterone renin ratio (ARR) were determined. The concentration of NGAL, NGAL-MMP9 and ORM1 in serum was determined by ELISA. RESULTS: We detected higher levels Recibido: 03-09-2021 of ORM1 in PA subjects. No differences in NGAL or NGAL-MMP9 were detected between the groups. We detected a positive association of ORM1 with ARP (rho = -0.407, p < 0.05) and with ARR (rho = 0.380 p <0.05). CONCLUSION: The high levels of ORM1 in PA subjects and the associations of ORM1 with aldosterone, ARP and ARR, suggest ORM1 is a potential biomarker of PA, and useful in the development of a diagnostic algorithm for PA.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Young Adult , Orosomucoid/analysis , Biomarkers/blood , Lipocalins/analysis , Lipocalins/blood , Hyperaldosteronism/blood , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Cross-Sectional Studies , Cohort Studies , Renin/analysis , Aldosterone/blood , Arterial Pressure , Hyperaldosteronism/diagnosis , Hypertension/diagnosis
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In. Soeiro, Alexandre de Matos; Leal, Tatiana de Carvalho Andreucci Torres; Accorsi, Tarso Augusto Duenhas; Gualandro, Danielle Menosi; Oliveira Junior, Múcio Tavares de; Caramelli, Bruno; Kalil Filho, Roberto. Manual da residência em cardiologia / Manual residence in cardiology. Santana de Parnaíba, Manole, 2 ed; 2022. p.728-736, tab, ilus.
Monography in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1353103
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In. Soeiro, Alexandre de Matos; Leal, Tatiana de Carvalho Andreucci Torres; Accorsi, Tarso Augusto Duenhas; Gualandro, Danielle Menosi; Oliveira Junior, Múcio Tavares de; Caramelli, Bruno; Kalil Filho, Roberto. Manual da residência em cardiologia / Manual residence in cardiology. Santana de Parnaíba, Manole, 2 ed; 2022. p.788-792, tab.
Monography in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1353341
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Mediterr J Pharm Pharm Sci ; 2(1): 38-45, 2022. figures, tables
Article in English | AIM, AIM | ID: biblio-1363883

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Although severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection caused more than five million deaths throughout the world and more than five thousand deaths in Libya, a little is known about the mortality rate and the risk factors for death from this serious infectious disease in Libya. Thus, it is aimed in this study to identify the potential risk factors for mortality from SARS-CoV-2 infections among 176 Libyan COVID-19 patients in Zawia city. This research is a retrospective cohort study that was conducted on 176 randomly selected volunteers who had been infected with SARS-CoV-2 during a period of December2020 to February 2021 in Zawia city, Libya. Following filling the prepared validated questionnaire by COVID-19 patients, the data was analyzed to determine the previously mentioned risk factors. The mean age(SD) of the total 176 participated COVID-19 patients was 45.06 (± 17.7) and the mortality rate among these total involved cases (mild to severe cases) was 10.8%. It is found that the mortality among the severe COVID19 cases was 41.3% and the mean age (SD) of COVID-19 deaths was 69.1 years (13.8) and 73.7% of them were 60 years old or older. In addition, it is found that 63.2% of the SARS-CoV-2 deaths were females and 78.9% of them had a positive history of chronic diseases. Moreover, it was found that the most common chronic diseases among COVID-19 deaths are diabetes mellitus and hypertension (73.3% and 53.3%, respectively). Collectively, it is concluded that COVID-19 elderly female patients aging 60 years or older with a positive history of chronic disease are more likely at high risk for death from SARS-CoV-2 infection among the participated COVID cases


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Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Aged , Chronic Disease , Risk Factors , Mortality , SARS-CoV-2 , COVID-19 , Diabetes Mellitus , Hypertension
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Ann. Health Res. (Onabanjo Univ. Teach. Hosp.) ; 8(1): 49-62, 2022. figures, tables
Article in English | AIM, AIM | ID: biblio-1362843

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Background:The co-existence of diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension (HTN) has been rising globally with subclinical atherosclerotic complications. These vascular changes can be detected using carotid ultrasonography. Objectives: To determine and compare the carotid arterial structural wall changes and blood flow velocities of adults with co-existing DM and HTN with age-and sex-matched non-diabetic, non-hypertensive controls. Methods: A cross-sectional comparative study of 300 participants comprising 200 adults with co-existing DM and HTN and 100 age-and sex-matched controls was done. Their carotid arteries were examined bilaterally for plaques, carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) and flow velocities ­peak systolic velocity (PSV), end diastolic velocity (EDV), pulsatility index (PI) and resistive index (RI) using 4­12MHz linear array transducer. Visceral obesity and serum lipids were also assessed. Results: The mean age of the subjects was 56.13 ± 6.93 years; they comprised 38% males and 62% females. The subjects' CIMT was statistically significantly higher (p = 0.001) with a three-fold mean increase (45.5%) compared to the controls (13.7%). Lower flow velocities but higher indices were also observed in the subjects. Strong and significant correlations were observed between EDV and PI r =-0.663, p=>0.001), EDV and RI (r = -0.661, p=>0.001) and PI and RI (r =0.988, p= >0.001)among the subjects. Conclusion: Significant reduction in flow velocities with increased CIMT may be an early indication of subclinical atherosclerosis. Therefore, carotid ultrasonography should be mandatory in individuals at risk for early detection and possible prevention of atherosclerotic complications.


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Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Blood Flow Velocity , Carotid Artery Diseases , Ultrasonography, Doppler , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 , Hypertension
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Article in English | AIM, AIM | ID: biblio-1353239

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Background: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including type-2 diabetes and hypertension, have been associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates because of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Maintaining quality care for these conditions is important but data on the impact of COVID-19 on NCD care in South Africa are sparse. Aim: This study aimed to assess the impact of COVID-19 on facility and community-based NCD care and management during the first COVID-19 wave. Setting: Two public health sector primary care sites in the Cape Town Metro, including a Community Orientated Primary Care (COPC) learning site. Methods: A rapid appraisal with convergent mixed-methods design, including semi-structured interviews with facility and community health workers (CHWs) (n = 20) and patients living with NCDs (n = 8), was used. Interviews were conducted in English and Afrikaans by qualified interviewers. Transcripts were analysed by thematic content analysis. Quantitative data of health facility attendance, chronic dispensing unit (CDU) prescriptions and routine diabetes control were sourced from the Provincial Health Data Centre and analysed descriptively. Results: Qualitative analysis revealed three themes: disruption (cancellation of services, fear of infection, stress and anxiety), service reorganisation (communication, home delivery of medication, CHW scope of work, risk stratification and change management) and outcomes (workload and morale, stigma, appreciation and impact on NCD control). There was a drop in primary care attendance and an increase in CDU prescriptions and uncontrolled diabetes. Conclusion: This study described the service disruption together with rapid reorganisation and change management at primary care level during the first COVID-19 wave. The changes were strengthened by the COPC foundation in one of the study sites. The impact of COVID-19 on primary-level NCD care and management requires more investigation.


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Quality of Health Care , Delivery of Health Care , Noncommunicable Diseases , COVID-19 , Disease Management , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 , Hypertension
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Esc. Anna Nery Rev. Enferm ; 26: e20210281, 2022. tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, BDENF | ID: biblio-1356218

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Resumo Objetivo investigar fatores de risco para doenças cardiovasculares e compreender as práticas de cuidado de mulheres. Método paralelo convergente misto. A etapa quantitativa foi transversal descritiva com formulário abordando características demográficas, socioeconômicas, fatores de risco cardiovascular, hábitos de vida e saúde, participaram 289 mulheres e aplicou-se estatística descritiva. A etapa qualitativa foi fundamentada na pesquisa participativa, exploratória descritiva, mediante entrevista semiestruturada, técnica de criatividade e sensibilidade e narrativas, com 30 mulheres. Resultados identificaram-se fatores como sedentarismo (60,9%), uso do anticoncepcional (57,9%), estresse (60,6%), depressão (40,1%), obesidade (38,8%), hipertensão arterial (33,6%), consumo de bebida alcoólica (29,8%), cigarro (16,6%), dislipidemia (25,6%) e diabetes (10,0%). Quanto aos saberes e práticas de cuidado, as participantes mencionaram os fatores, porém algumas relataram realizar os cuidados, e outras não, mesmo reconhecendo os riscos. Assim, compartilharam a falta de tempo para realizar exercícios físicos, dificuldades para cuidar da alimentação e aderir ao tratamento anti-hipertensivo e, ainda, relataram sentirem-se estressadas. Conclusão e implicações para a prática identificaram-se fatores modificáveis e as mulheres possuíam conhecimento acerca destes, entretanto divergiam sobre os cuidados, demonstrando a importância de ações voltadas a essa população.


Resumen Objetivo investigar los factores de riesgo para enfermedades cardiovasculares y comprender las prácticas de atención brindadas a las mujeres. Método paralelo convergente mixto. La etapa cuantitativa fue transversal transcriptiva con formulario abordando características demográficas, socioeconómicas, factores de riesgo cardiovascular, hábitos de vida y salud. Participaron 289 mujeres y se aplicó estadística descriptiva. La etapa cualitativa fue fundamentada en la investigación participativa, exploratoria descriptiva, mediante entrevista semiestructurada, técnica de creatividad y sensibilidad y narrativas, con 30 mujeres. Resultados se identificaron factores como sedentarismo (60,9%), uso de anticonceptivos (57,9%), estrés (60,6%), depresión (40,1%), obesidad (38,8%), hipertensión arterial (33,6%), consumo de bebidas alcohólicas (29,8%), tabaquismo (16,6%), dislipidemia (25,6%) y diabetes (10,0%). En cuanto a los conocimientos y prácticas de cuidado, las participantes mencionaron los factores, sin embargo, algunas reportaron realizar el cuidado y otras no, inclusive reconociendo los riesgos. Así, compartieron la falta de tiempo para la realización de actividades físicas, dificultades para cuidar su alimentación y la adherencia al tratamiento antihipertensivo e, inclusive, refirieron sentirse estresadas. Conclusión e implicaciones para la práctica se identificaron factores modificables y las mujeres tenían conocimiento sobre ellos, sin embargo, divergieron sobre el cuidado, demostrando la importancia de las acciones dirigidas a esta población.


Abstract Objective to investigate risk factors for cardiovascular disease and understand the care practices of women. Method mixed convergent parallel. The quantitative stage was descriptive transversal with a form addressing demographic characteristics, socioeconomic, cardiovascular risk factors, lifestyle and health habits; 289 women participated and descriptive statistics were applied. The qualitative step was based on participatory research, exploratory descriptive, through semi-structured interviews, creativity and sensitivity technique and narratives, with 30 women. Results factors were identified as sedentarism (60.9%), use of contraceptives (57.9%), stress (60.6%), depression (40.1%), obesity (38.8%), high blood pressure (33.6%), alcohol consumption (29.8%), smoking (16.6%), dyslipidemia (25.6%), and diabetes (10.0%). As for knowledge and care practices, the participants mentioned the factors, but some reported performing the care, and others did not, even though they recognized the risks. Thus, they shared the lack of time to perform physical exercises, difficulties to take care of the diet and adhere to antihypertensive treatment, and also reported feeling stressed. Conclusion and implications for practice modifiable factors were identified and women had knowledge about these, however, they differed on the care, demonstrating the importance of actions aimed at this population.


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Humans , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Cardiovascular Diseases/prevention & control , Women's Health/statistics & numerical data , Heart Disease Risk Factors , Self Care , Stress, Psychological , Alcohol Drinking , Smoking , Workload , Contraceptive Agents/adverse effects , Depression , Dyslipidemias , Overweight , Sedentary Behavior , Healthy Lifestyle , Diet, Healthy , Hypertension
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Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS, BDENF | ID: biblio-1358313

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Objetivo: avaliar a qualidade de vida segundo as comorbidades mais prevalentes em idosos com HIV. Método: estudo transversal realizado com 241 idosos de ambos os sexos usuários dos serviços de referência para acompanhamento do paciente com HIV. Os dados foram obtidos por meio da entrevista face a face com o preenchimento de um questionário sociodemográfico e clínico além do HIV/AIDS Target-Quality of life. Resultados: as três comorbidades mais prevalentes foram hipertensão, diabetes e osteoporose e dentre todas as comorbidades encontradas, apenas a hipertensão e o diabetes não apresentaram diferença estatisticamente significante com nenhuma das dimensões do HIV/AIDS Target-Quality of life. Conclusão: osteoporose e osteoartrose são as comorbidades que tem impacto em mais dimensões da qualidade de vida


Objective: to assess quality of life according to the most prevalent comorbidities in elderly people with HIV. Method: cross-sectional study carried out with 241 elderly people of both sexes, users of reference services for monitoring HIV patients. The data were obtained through a face-to-face interview by completing a sociodemographic and clinical questionnaire in addition to the HIV / AIDS Target-Quality of life. Results: the three most prevalent comorbidities were hypertension, diabetes and osteoporosis and among all the comorbidities found, only hypertension and diabetes did not show a statistically significant difference with any of the dimensions of HIV / AIDS Target-Quality of life. Conclusion: osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are comorbidities that have an impact on more dimensions of quality of life


Objetivo: evaluar la calidad de vida según las comorbilidades más prevalentes en ancianos con VIH. Método: estudio transversal realizado con 241 ancianos de ambos sexos, usuarios de servicios de referencia para el seguimiento de pacientes con VIH. Los datos se obtuvieron a través de una entrevista presencial mediante la cumplimentación de un cuestionario sociodemográfico y clínico además de la HIV/AIDS Target-Quality of life. Resultados: las tres comorbilidades más prevalentes fueron hipertensión, diabetes y osteoporosis y entre todas las comorbilidades encontradas, solo la hipertensión y la diabetes no mostraron diferencia estadísticamente significativa con ninguna de las dimensiones de HIV/AIDS Target-Quality of life. Conclusión: la osteoporosis y la osteoartritis son comorbilidades que repercuten en más dimensiones de la calidad de vida


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Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Quality of Life , Comorbidity , HIV , Osteoarthritis , Osteoporosis , Cross-Sectional Studies , Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome , Diabetes Mellitus , Hypertension
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