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Braz. j. biol ; 84: e252471, 2024. graf
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE, LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1355868

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Abstract Smog has become the fifth season of Pakistan especially in Lahore city. Increased level of air pollutants (primary and secondary) are thought to be responsible for the formation of smog in Lahore. Therefore, the current study was carried out for the evaluation of air pollutants (primary and secondary) of smog in Wagah border particularly and other sites (Jail road, Gulburg) Lahore. For this purpose, baseline data on winter smog from March to December on primary and secondary air pollutants and meteorological parameters was collected from Environmental Protection Department and Pakistan Meteorological Department respectively. Devices being used in both departments for analysis of parameters were also studied. Collected data was further statistically analyzed to determine the correlation of parameters with meteorological conditions and was subjected to air quality index. According to results, PM 10 and PM 2.5 were found very high above the NEQS. NOx concentrations were also high above the permissible limits whereas SO2 and O3 were found below the NEQS thus have no roles in smog formation. Air Quality Index (AQI) of pollutants was PM 2.5(86-227), PM 10 (46-332), NOx (26-110), O3 (19-84) and SO2 (10-95). AQI of PM 2.5 remained between moderate to very unhealthy levels. AQI of PM 10 remained between good to hazardous levels. AQI of NOx remained between good to unhealthy for sensitive groups' levels. AQI of O3 and SO2 remained between good to moderate levels. Pearson correlation showed that every pollutant has a different relation with different or same parameters in different areas. It is concluded from the present study that particulate matter was much more responsible for smog formation. Although NOx also played role in smog formation. So there is need to reduce sources of particulate matter and NOx specifically in order to reduce smog formation in Lahore.


Resumo Smog tornou-se a quinta estação do Paquistão, especialmente na cidade de Lahore. Acredita-se que o aumento do nível de poluentes atmosféricos (primários e secundários) seja responsável pela formação de poluição atmosférica em Lahore. Portanto, o presente estudo foi realizado para a avaliação dos poluentes atmosféricos (primários e secundários) do smog na fronteira de Wagah em particular e em outros locais (Jail road, Gulburg) Lahore. Para este propósito, os dados de referência sobre a poluição atmosférica de inverno de março a dezembro sobre poluentes atmosféricos primários e secundários e parâmetros meteorológicos foram coletados do Departamento de Proteção Ambiental e do Departamento Meteorológico do Paquistão, respectivamente. Dispositivos sendo usados ​​em ambos os departamentos para análise de parâmetros também foram estudados. Os dados coletados foram posteriormente analisados ​​estatisticamente para determinar a correlação dos parâmetros com as condições meteorológicas e foram submetidos ao índice de qualidade do ar. De acordo com os resultados, PM 10 e PM 2,5 foram encontrados muito acima do NEQS. As concentrações de NOx também estavam muito acima dos limites permitidos, enquanto SO2 e O3 foram encontrados abaixo do NEQS, portanto, não têm papéis na formação de smog. O índice de qualidade do ar (AQI) de poluentes foi PM 2,5 (86-227), PM 10 (46-332), NOx (26-110), O3 (19-84) e SO2 (10-95). O AQI de PM 2,5 permaneceu entre níveis moderados a muito prejudiciais à saúde. O AQI de PM 10 permaneceu entre níveis bons e perigosos. AQI de NOx permaneceu entre bom e não saudável para os níveis de grupos sensíveis. O AQI de O3 e SO2 permaneceu entre níveis bons a moderados. A correlação de Pearson mostrou que cada poluente tem uma relação diferente com parâmetros diferentes ou iguais em áreas diferentes. Conclui-se do presente estudo que o material particulado foi muito mais responsável pela formação de smog. Embora o NOx também tenha desempenhado um papel na formação do smog. Portanto, é necessário reduzir as fontes de partículas e NOx, especificamente para reduzir a formação de smog em Lahore.


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Poluentes Atmosféricos/análise , Poluentes Atmosféricos/efeitos adversos , Paquistão , Smog , Monitoramento Ambiental , Cidades , Material Particulado/análise
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Braz. j. biol ; 83: e248755, 2023. tab, graf
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE, LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1350303

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Abstract Consuming a high-fat diet causes a harmful accumulation of fat in the liver, which may not reverse even after switching to a healthier diet. Different reports dealt with the role of purslane as an extract against high-fat diet; meanwhile, it was necessary to study the potential role of fresh purslane as a hypolipidemic agent. This study is supposed to investigate further the potential mechanism in the hypolipidemic effect of fresh purslane, by measuring cholesterol 7a-hydroxylase (CYP7A1) and low-density lipoprotein receptor (Ldlr). Rats were divided into two main groups: the first one is the normal control group (n=7 rats) and the second group (n=28 rats) received a high fat diet for 28 weeks to induce obesity. Then the high fat diet group was divided into equal four subgroups. As, the positive control group still fed on a high fat diet only. Meanwhile, the other three groups were received high-fat diet supplemented with a different percent of fresh purslane (25, 50 and 75%) respectively. At the end of the experiment, rats were sacrificed and samples were collected for molecular, biochemical, and histological studies. Current study reported that, supplementation of fresh purslane especially at a concentration of 75% play an important role against harmful effects of high-fat diet at both cellular and organ level, by increasing CYP7A1 as well as Ldlr mRNA expression. Also, there were an improvement on the tested liver functions, thyroid hormones, and lipid profile. Fresh purslane plays the potential role as a hypolipidemic agent via modulation of both Ldlr and Cyp7A, which will point to use fresh purslane against harmful effects of obesity.


Resumo O consumo de uma dieta rica em gordura causa um acúmulo prejudicial de gordura no fígado, que pode não reverter mesmo após a mudança para uma dieta mais saudável. Diferentes relatórios trataram do papel da beldroega como um extrato contra uma dieta rica em gordura; entretanto, foi necessário estudar o papel potencial da beldroega fresca como agente hipolipemiante. Este estudo pretende investigar mais profundamente o mecanismo potencial no efeito hipolipidêmico da beldroega fresca, medindo o colesterol 7a-hidroxilase (CYP7A1) e o receptor de lipoproteína de baixa densidade (Ldlr). Os ratos foram divididos em dois grupos principais: o primeiro é o grupo controle normal (n = 7 ratos) e o segundo grupo (n = 28 ratos) recebeu dieta rica em gorduras por 28 semanas para induzir a obesidade. Em seguida, o grupo de dieta rica em gordura foi dividido em quatro subgrupos iguais. Como, o grupo de controle positivo ainda se alimentava apenas com dieta rica em gordura. Enquanto isso, os outros três grupos receberam dieta rica em gordura suplementada com diferentes porcentagens de beldroegas frescas (25%, 50% e 75%), respectivamente. Ao final do experimento, os ratos foram sacrificados e amostras coletadas para estudos moleculares, bioquímica e histológicos. O estudo atual relatou que a suplementação de beldroegas frescas, especialmente a uma concentração de 75%, desempenha papel importante contra os efeitos prejudiciais da dieta rica em gordura em nível celular e orgânico, aumentando a expressão de CYP7A1 e Ldlr mRNA. Além disso, houve melhora nas funções hepáticas testadas, nos hormônios tireoidianos e no perfil lipídico. Beldroegas frescas desempenham papel potencial como agente hipolipemiante por meio da modulação de Ldlr e Cyp7A, o que apontará para o uso de beldroegas frescas contra os efeitos nocivos da obesidade.


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Animais , Ratos , Portulaca , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Hipolipemiantes , Colesterol 7-alfa-Hidroxilase , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Fígado
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Braz. j. biol ; 83: e242818, 2023. tab, graf
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE, LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1285628

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Abstract The study was aimed to assess impact of high fat diet (HFD) and synthetic human gut microbiota (GM) combined with HFD and chow diet (CD) in inducing type-2 diabetes (T2D) using mice model. To our knowledge, this is the first study using selected human GM transplantation via culture based method coupled dietary modulation in mice for in vivo establishment of inflammation leading to T2D and gut dysbiosis. Twenty bacteria (T2D1-T2D20) from stool samples of confirmed T2D subjects were found to be morphologically different and subjected to purification on different media both aerobically and anerobically, which revealed seven bacteria more common among 20 isolates on the basis of biochemical characterization. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequencing, these seven isolates were identified as Bacteroides stercoris (MT152636), Lactobacillus acidophilus (MT152637), Lactobacillus salivarius (MT152638), Ruminococcus bromii (MT152639), Klebsiella aerogenes (MT152640), Bacteroides fragilis (MT152909), Clostridium botulinum (MT152910). The seven isolates were subsequently used as synthetic gut microbiome (GM) for their role in inducing T2D in mice. Inbred strains of albino mice were divided into four groups and were fed with CD, HFD, GM+HFD and GM+CD. Mice receiving HFD and GM+modified diet (CD/HFD) showed highly significant (P<0.05) increase in weight and blood glucose concentration as well as elevated level of inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-6, and MCP-1) compared to mice receiving CD only. The 16S rRNA gene sequencing of 11 fecal bacteria obtained from three randomly selected animals from each group revealed gut dysbiosis in animals receiving GM. Bacterial strains including Bacteroides gallinarum (MT152630), Ruminococcus bromii (MT152631), Lactobacillus acidophilus (MT152632), Parabacteroides gordonii (MT152633), Prevotella copri (MT152634) and Lactobacillus gasseri (MT152635) were isolated from mice treated with GM+modified diet (HFD/CD) compared to strains Akkermansia muciniphila (MT152625), Bacteriodes sp. (MT152626), Bacteroides faecis (MT152627), Bacteroides vulgatus (MT152628), Lactobacillus plantarum (MT152629) which were isolated from mice receiving CD/HFD. In conclusion, these findings suggest that constitution of GM and diet plays significant role in inflammation leading to onset or/and possibly progression of T2D. .


Resumo O estudo teve como objetivo avaliar o impacto da dieta rica em gordura (HFD) e da microbiota intestinal humana sintética (GM) combinada com HFD e dieta alimentar (CD) na indução de diabetes tipo 2 (T2D) usando modelo de camundongos. Para nosso conhecimento, este é o primeiro estudo usando transplante de GM humano selecionado através do método baseado em cultura acoplada à modulação dietética em camundongos para o estabelecimento in vivo de inflamação que leva a T2D e disbiose intestinal. Vinte bactérias (T2D1-T2D20) de amostras de fezes de indivíduos T2D confirmados verificaram ser morfologicamente diferentes e foram submetidas à purificação em meios diferentes aerobicamente e anaerobicamente, o que revelou sete bactérias mais comuns entre 20 isolados com base na caracterização bioquímica. Com base no sequenciamento do gene 16S rRNA, esses sete isolados foram identificados como Bacteroides stercoris (MT152636), Lactobacillus acidophilus (MT152637), Lactobacillus salivarius (MT152638), Ruminococcus bromii (MT152639), Klebsiella aerogenides (MT152640), Bacteroides fragilis (MT152909), Clostridium botulinum (MT152910). Esses sete isolados foram, posteriormente, usados ​​como microbioma intestinal sintético (GM) por seu papel na indução de T2D em camundongos. Linhagens consanguíneas de camundongos albinos foram divididas em quatro grupos e foram alimentadas com CD, HFD, GM + HFD e GM + CD. Camundongos que receberam a dieta modificada com HFD e GM + (CD / HFD) mostraram um aumento altamente significativo (P < 0,05) no peso e na concentração de glicose no sangue, bem como um nível elevado de citocinas inflamatórias (TNF-α, IL-6 e MCP-1) em comparação com os ratos que receberam apenas CD. O sequenciamento do gene 16S rRNA de 11 bactérias fecais obtidas de três animais selecionados aleatoriamente de cada grupo revelou disbiose intestinal em animais que receberam GM. Cepas bacterianas, incluindo Bacteroides gallinarum (MT152630), Ruminococcus bromii (MT152631), Lactobacillus acidophilus (MT152632), Parabacteroides gordonii (MT152633), Prevotella copri (MT152634) e Lactobacillus Gasseri (MT152635D), foram tratadas com dieta modificada / CD) em comparação com as linhagens Akkermansia muciniphila (MT152625), Bacteriodes sp. (MT152626), Bacteroides faecis (MT152627), Bacteroides vulgatus (MT152628), Lactobacillus plantarum (MT152629), que foram isoladas de camundongos recebendo CD / HFD. Em conclusão, esses resultados sugerem que a constituição de GM e dieta desempenham papel significativo na inflamação levando ao início ou/e possivelmente à progressão de T2D.


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Humanos , Animais , Coelhos , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2 , Microbioma Gastrointestinal , Bacteroides , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , Prevotella , Bacteroidetes , Ruminococcus , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Disbiose , Inflamação , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL
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Clin Exp Nephrol ; 26(2): 162-169, 2022 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34581898

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BACKGROUND: The management of congenital nephrotic syndrome of the Finnish type (CNF) is challenging. It is difficult to withdraw intravenous albumin infusions, resulting in long-term hospitalization. In addition, fatal hypotension after bilateral nephrectomy has been reported. In our center, we have performed unilateral nephrectomy during early infancy. METHODS: Infants diagnosed with CNF between 2011 and 2020 in our institution were enrolled. We examined the clinical course before and after unilateral nephrectomy and evaluated the effectiveness of this strategy. RESULTS: Seven patients (all showing NPHS1 mutations) were enrolled. All required daily intravenous albumin infusion via central venous catheter (CVC). Unilateral nephrectomy was performed at a median of 76 days of age (59-208 days). Surgical complications did not occur in any of patients. The mean albumin dose was decreased after unilateral nephrectomy (2.0 vs 0.4 g/kg/day; p = 0.02). Intravenous albumin infusion could be withdrawn at a median of 17 days, the CVC removed at a median of 21 days, and they discharged at a median of 82 days after unilateral nephrectomy. Although bacterial infections were noted seven times before unilateral nephrectomy, only one episode occurred after surgery. Four patients initiated peritoneal dialysis at two to three years of age and all of them underwent kidney transplantation thereafter. CONCLUSIONS: Unilateral nephrectomy during early infancy may be an effective treatment allowing for withdrawal from albumin infusion, prevention of complications, withdrawal from CVCs and shortening hospital stay for patients with CNF.


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Transplante de Rim , Síndrome Nefrótica , Diálise Peritoneal , Finlândia , Humanos , Lactente , Nefrectomia/efeitos adversos , Síndrome Nefrótica/diagnóstico
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Clin Pharmacol Drug Dev ; 11(2): 165-172, 2022 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34453416

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Tadalafil is an effective, reversible, and competitive phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor mainly used to treat erectile dysfunction. This study investigated the bioequivalence of generic and marketed formulations of 10-mg tadalafil tablets under fasted and fed conditions. This open-label, randomized, single-dose, 2-period crossover study included 53 healthy Chinese men (aged 20-43 years). Plasma samples were collected from 0.5 hours before treatment to 72 hours after each dose and analyzed using ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry. Pharmacokinetic parameters were calculated using noncompartmental analysis. Safety assessments were performed throughout the study. For the fasted state, the 90% confidence intervals of the geometric mean ratios between the generic and marketed formulations were 86.1% to 99.1% for the maximum plasma concentration and 88.4% to 100.3% for the area under the plasma concentration-time curve from time 0 to infinity, and the corresponding values under the fed state were and 99.9% to 108.4% and 95.7% to 104.3%, respectively. All data were within the accepted bioequivalence range of 80% to 125%. After consuming high-fat, high-calorie meals in the fed condition, the time to the maximum plasma concentration was similar between the formulations, and area under the plasma concentration-time curve from time 0 to infinity and maximum plasma concentration were 10.2% and 6.55% higher, respectively, for the marketed formulation. Thus, food had no clinically relevant effect on tadalafil exposure following a single oral dose in healthy Chinese men. No serious adverse reactions were reported. These results indicated that the analyzed generic and marketed tadalafil tablets were bioequivalent with similar safety profiles.


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Jejum , Adulto , China , Estudos Cross-Over , Humanos , Masculino , Comprimidos , Tadalafila/efeitos adversos , Equivalência Terapêutica , Adulto Jovem
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Eur J Neurol ; 29(4): 1044-1055, 2022 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34962701

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID) is a common motor complication in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Although amantadine is indicated for LID treatment, it is uncertain whether early treatment with amantadine reduces the risk of LID in patients with PD. We aimed to evaluate the association between amantadine treatment and LID onset in patients with early-stage PD. METHODS: This was a hospital-based retrospective cohort study that used electronic medical records from January 1, 2009 to October 31, 2016. The effect of amantadine on LID onset was compared with those of anticholinergics and monoamine oxidase type B inhibitors in patients with PD. Propensity-score weighting and landmark analysis were used to reduce potential confounding. The time to LID onset was analyzed using Cox models. Sensitivity analyses were performed to determine the robustness of the results. RESULTS: The analyses included 807, 661, and 518 patients at 6-, 12-, and 18-month landmark points, respectively. Amantadine use was associated with delayed LID onset in the 6- and 12-month landmark analyses, with adjusted hazard ratios of 0.65 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.49-0.86) and 0.64 (95% CI = 0.47-0.88), respectively. Sensitivity analysis findings were comparable to those of the main analysis. CONCLUSIONS: Early treatment with amantadine may delay LID onset more than treatment with other symptomatic agents. Further studies are needed to elucidate the mechanism of amantadine in LID onset delay and to validate our findings.


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Discinesia Induzida por Medicamentos , Doença de Parkinson , Amantadina/efeitos adversos , Antiparkinsonianos/efeitos adversos , Discinesia Induzida por Medicamentos/tratamento farmacológico , Discinesia Induzida por Medicamentos/epidemiologia , Discinesia Induzida por Medicamentos/etiologia , Humanos , Levodopa/efeitos adversos , Doença de Parkinson/complicações , Doença de Parkinson/tratamento farmacológico , Estudos Retrospectivos
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J Immunol Res ; 2022: 4126273, 2022.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35345778

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American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) is an herbal medicine with polysaccharides as its important active ingredient. The purpose of this research was to identify the effects of the polysaccharides of P. quinquefolius (WQP) on rats with antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD) induced by lincomycin hydrochloride. WQP was primarily composed of galacturonic acid, glucose, galactose, and arabinose. The yield, total sugar content, uronic acid content, and protein content were 6.71%, 85.2%, 31.9%, and 2.1%, respectively. WQP reduced the infiltration of inflammatory cells into the ileum and colon, reduced the IL-1ß, IL-6, IL-17A, and TNF-α levels, increased the levels of IL-4 and IL-10 in colon tissues, improved the production of acetate and propionate, regulated the gut microbiota diversity and composition, improved the relative richness of Lactobacillus and Bacteroides, and reduced the relative richness of Blautia and Coprococcus. The results indicated that WQP can enhance the recovery of the intestinal structure in rats, reduce inflammatory cytokine levels, improve short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) levels, promote recovery of the gut microbiota and intestinal mucosal barrier, and alleviate antibiotic-related side effects such as diarrhoea and microbiota dysbiosis caused by lincomycin hydrochloride. We found that WQP can protect the intestinal barrier by increasing Occludin and Claudin-1 expression. In addition, WQP inhibited the MAPK inflammatory signaling pathway to improve the inflammatory status. This study provides a foundation for the treatment of natural polysaccharides to reduce antibiotic-related side effects.


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Panax , Animais , Antibacterianos/efeitos adversos , Diarreia/induzido quimicamente , Diarreia/tratamento farmacológico , Diarreia/metabolismo , Lincomicina/farmacologia , Lincomicina/uso terapêutico , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases , Panax/química , Polissacarídeos/farmacologia , Polissacarídeos/uso terapêutico , Ratos
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BMC Cancer ; 22(1): 335, 2022 Mar 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35346114

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OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to explore the efficacy and safety of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) combined with apatinib and camrelizumab (TACE + AC) for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and the impact of the timing of the combination on it. METHODS: In this single-arm retrospective study, consecutive data of patients with unresectable HCC treated to our hospital from March 2017 to September 2021 were collected. These patients were treated with TACE and started on camrelizumab and apatinib within one week of TACE. Camrelizumab 200 mg intravenously once every three weeks and apatinib 250 mg orally once daily. Repeat TACE treatment was available on an on-demand basis. The primary endpoints were overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS). Secondary endpoints included objective response rate (ORR), disease control rate (DCR), and safety. The univariate and multivariate Cox regression analyses were used to assess the effect of early and late combination on OS and PFS. RESULTS: A total of 80 patients were enrolled in this study. The median OS was 22.1 months (95% confidence interval [CI]: 13.8-30.5 months) and the median PFS was 15.7 months (95% CI: 14.7-16.6 months). The ORR was 58.8% (95% CI: 47.2-69.6) and DCR reached 81.2% (95% CI: 71.0-89.1). Multivariable Cox proportional hazard regression analyses showed that TACE late combined with apatinib and camrelizumab provided better OS than early combination (HR = 0.175, 95% CI:0.060-0.509, P = 0.001), as did PFS (HR = 0.422, 95% CI:0.184-0.967, P = 0.041). All treatment-related adverse events were tolerable, and no serious adverse events were observed. CONCLUSION: TACE combined with apatinib plus camrelizumab for patients with unresectable HCC has promising antitumor activity and a manageable safety profile. For unresectable HCC with large tumor burden, late combination provides better OS and PFS compared to early combination.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular , Quimioembolização Terapêutica , Neoplasias Hepáticas , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/tratamento farmacológico , Quimioembolização Terapêutica/efeitos adversos , Terapia Combinada , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Piridinas , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Anticancer Res ; 42(4): 1905-1910, 2022 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35347009

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AIM: The present study evaluated the efficacy and safety of ramucirumab (RAM) in clinical practice as post-treatment, following atezolizumab plus bevacizumab (Atz/Bev) for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels of ≥400 ng/ml. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Of the 77 patients treated with Atz/Bev at our institution, 13 patients for whom RAM was introduced as post-treatment following Atz/Bev were enrolled in this retrospective study. There were 9 patients (69.2%) with Child-Pugh A and 11 patients (84.6%) for whom RAM was initiated as 3rd- or later-line therapy. The median AFP level was 2259 ng/ml. RESULTS: The objective response rate by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumours at 6 weeks was 15.4%, and the disease control rate was 69.2%. The median time to progression was 3.0 months; AFP level decreased at 2 weeks in 11 patients (84.6%) and at 6 weeks in seven patients (53.8%). The most common adverse events (AEs) within 6 weeks were ascites, peripheral oedema, and proteinuria, while grade 3 AEs occurred in six patients (46.2%). Albumin-bilirubin scores at both 4 and 6 weeks were significantly worse than those at baseline. CONCLUSION: In HCC patients with AFP levels of ≥400 ng/mL, RAM after Atz/Bev is expected to be an effective treatment option. Careful attention should be paid to the development of AEs and deterioration of liver function, especially when RAM is used as 3rd- or later-line therapy. Additional studies are needed to confirm the efficacy and safety of RAM as 2nd-line treatment after Atz/Bev in Child-Pugh A patients.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular , Neoplasias Hepáticas , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados , Bevacizumab/efeitos adversos , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Anticancer Res ; 42(4): 2017-2022, 2022 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35347023

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BACKGROUND/AIM: To assess response rates and survival in patients with recurrent platinum-sensitive epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) who received PARP inhibitor (PARP-i) maintenance and who subsequently underwent salvage chemotherapy for disease progression after PARPi. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective investigation analyzed 103 patients who were treated in five Italian Gynecologic centers. The PARPi used was olaparib in 46 patients, niraparib in 55, and rucaparib in 2. The interval time between the last cycle of pre- PARPi platinum-based chemotherapy and the diagnosis of progression during PARPi maintenance was defined as platinum-free interval (PFI). RESULTS: Of the 28 patients with PFI <6 months, 23 received chemotherapy (non-platinum single agent, 20; trabectedin + pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD), 3). Forty-two of the 43 patients with PFI 6-12 months underwent chemotherapy (platinum-based chemotherapy,11; trabectedin + PLD, 10; non platinum-single agent, 21). Thirty-one of the 32 patients with PFI >12 months received chemotherapy (platinum-based chemotherapy, 23; trabectedin + PLD, 3; non platinum - single agent, 5). An objective response was found in 13.0%, 26.2% and 41.9 % of the patients with PFI <6 months, 6-12 months, and >12 months (p= 0.03), respectively, and the corresponding median survivals after PARPi were 8.9 months, 17.5 months and 24.1 months (p= 0.002), respectively. CONCLUSION: Before the PARPi era, some randomized trials on platinum rechallenge in patients with recurrent EOC after more than 6 months from the last platinum cycle have shown response rates ranging from 47.2% to 66%. Response rates to chemotherapy for progression after PARPi appear to be lower than those expected according to PFI.


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Neoplasias Ovarianas , Inibidores de Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerases , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/tratamento farmacológico , Feminino , Humanos , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/tratamento farmacológico , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/etiologia , Inibidores de Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerases/uso terapêutico , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Anticancer Res ; 42(4): 2095-2104, 2022 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35347033

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The standard of treatment for esophageal cancer with adjacent organ invasion (T4) has not been established. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical outcomes of radiotherapy (RT) in elderly and younger patients with T4 esophageal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-nine patients with T4 esophageal cancer who underwent RT at the Kanagawa Cancer Center between January 2014 and November 2020 were included in this study. Patients aged ≥70 years were defined as the elderly group and those aged <70 years were defined as the younger group. The total dose of RT was set at 60 Gy in 30 fractions. Chemotherapy combined with 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin was administered concurrently with RT in general. The overall survival (OS) rate was estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Adverse events were assessed using CTCAE v4.0. RESULTS: The median survival time (MST) of the elderly group (n=35) was 21.5 months, and the OS rates at 1, 3, and 5 years were 63.7%, 31.3%, and 15.6%, respectively. The MST of the younger group (n=34) was 12.5 months, and the OS rates at 1, 3, and 5 years were 52.2%, 29.4%, and 29.4%, respectively. No significant difference in OS was observed between the two groups (p=0.767). Toxicities were not significantly different between the two groups except for thrombocytopenia and esophageal fistula (p=0.012 and p=0.022, respectively). CONCLUSION: The clinical outcomes of RT for T4 esophageal cancer in elderly patients were generally similar to those in the younger group.


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Carcinoma de Células Escamosas , Neoplasias Esofágicas , Idoso , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/radioterapia , Quimiorradioterapia/efeitos adversos , Quimiorradioterapia/métodos , Cisplatino/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias Esofágicas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Esofágicas/radioterapia , Humanos , Estudos Retrospectivos
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BMC Cancer ; 22(1): 349, 2022 Mar 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35361149

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BACKGROUND: The prognosis of patients with relapsed Ewing sarcoma is poor. In this study, we aimed to pooled-analyze the efficacy and safety of the combination of irinotecan and temozolomide in treating patients with relapsed Ewing sarcoma. METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane CENTRAL, Web of Science, and EMBASE were systematically searched on September 27, 2021. The primary outcomes were rates of objective response and disease control, and the secondary outcomes were toxicities. RESULTS: Six retrospective studies with 184 patients were enrolled in the analysis. The median age ranged from 14 to 21. The integrated rates were 44% (95% confidence interval [CI] 31-58) for objective response and 66% (55-77) for disease control. Grade 3-4 neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, and diarrhea occurred in 8% (3-16), 7% (3-11), and 8% (5-10) of chemotherapeutic cycles, respectively. 18% (7-32) and 6% (2-11) of patients suffered grade 3-4 neutropenia and thrombocytopenia after irinotecan plus temozolomide treatment. CONCLUSION: Irinotecan plus temozolomide combination chemotherapy showed antitumor activity and an acceptable safety profile in patients with relapsed Ewing sarcoma. More future prospective studies are needed to confirm the retrospective results.


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Neutropenia , Sarcoma de Ewing , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Camptotecina , Dacarbazina/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Irinotecano/uso terapêutico , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/tratamento farmacológico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Sarcoma de Ewing/tratamento farmacológico , Temozolomida/uso terapêutico
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BMC Health Serv Res ; 22(1): 424, 2022 Mar 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35361211

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BACKGROUND: The "4 + 7" volume-based procurement is a "large group purchase" led by the Chinese government, with the aim of reducing the price of medicines by trading volume for price. Although the "4 + 7" drugs had passed the national consistency evaluation, the adverse drug reactions need to be further evaluated to ensure the safety of the "4 + 7" drugs with low prices. We aimed to analyze the occurrence characteristics and related influencing factors of adverse reactions of psychiatric drugs under the chinese drug volume-based procurement policy(4 + 7 policy), and provide references for clinical medication. METHODS: 137 cases of adverse drug reactions of four psychotropic drugs reported under the "4 + 7" policy in Wuxi Mental Health Center in 2020 were collected. The gender and age of patients, related "4 + 7" drugs, involving organs / systems, clinical manifestations, distribution of new / serious adverse reactions, clinic outcomes were analyzed. RESULTS: Among the 137 cases of adverse drug reactions, the incidence of adverse drug reactions was the highest in patients aged 61-70 (25.38%). Mainly involved 4 "4 + 7" psychiatric drugs, of which olanzapine tablets caused the most adverse reactions (54, 39.24%). The adverse reactions mainly involved the digestive system, nervous system, cardiovascular system, blood and lymphatic system, among which the digestive system was the most common (61, 44.53%). A total of 8 cases (6.16%) of new and 26 cases of serious adverse reactions were reported, all of which led to the prolongation of disease course. Except for the transient side effects, most of that were improved or cured with no death, disability or teratogenicity after stopping or reducing the dose with symptomatic treatment. CONCLUSION: Since more and more drugs will be included in "4 + 7" for clinic, clinical pharmacists should strengthen the publicity and training of the knowledge of "4 + 7" drugs, strengthen the monitoring of adverse drug reactions, and provide timely feedback to the clinic, in order to achieve early prevention, early identification, timely diagnosis and reasonable intervention of the adverse drug reactions under the context of "4 + 7" policy.


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Efeitos Colaterais e Reações Adversas Relacionados a Medicamentos , Idoso , China/epidemiologia , Efeitos Colaterais e Reações Adversas Relacionados a Medicamentos/epidemiologia , Humanos , Incidência , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Psicotrópicos/efeitos adversos , Política Pública
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J Clin Pharmacol ; 62(2): 206-219, 2022 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34435684

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Population pharmacokinetic (PK) and exposure-safety analyses of alisertib were performed in children enrolled in 2 clinical trials: NCT02444884 and NCT01154816. NCT02444884 was a dose-finding study in children with relapsed/refractory solid malignancies (phase 1) or neuroblastomas (phase 2). Patients received oral alisertib 45 to 100 mg/m2 as powder-in-capsule once daily or twice daily for 7 days in 21-day cycles. Serial blood samples were collected up to 24 hours after dosing on cycle 1, day 1. NCT01154816 was a phase 2 single-arm study evaluating efficacy in children with relapsed/refractory solid malignancies or acute leukemias. Patients received alisertib 80 mg/m2 as enteric-coated tablets once daily for 7 days in 21-day cycles. Sparse PK samples were collected up to 8 hours after dosing on cycle 1, day 1. Sources of alisertib PK variability were characterized and quantified using nonlinear mixed-effects modeling to support dosing recommendations in children and adolescents. A 2-compartment model with oral absorption described by 3 transit compartments was developed using data from 146 patients. Apparent oral clearance and central distribution volume were correlated with body surface area across the age range of 2 to 21 years, supporting the use of body surface area-based alisertib dosing in the pediatric population. The recommended dose of 80 mg/m2 once daily enteric-coated tablets provided similar alisertib exposures across pediatric age groups and comparable exposure to that in adults receiving 50 mg twice daily (recommended adult dose). Statistically significant relationships (P < .01) were observed between alisertib exposures and incidence of grade ≥2 stomatitis and febrile neutropenia, consistent with antiproliferative mechanism-related toxicities.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacocinética , Azepinas/farmacocinética , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacocinética , Pirimidinas/farmacocinética , Adolescente , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Azepinas/efeitos adversos , Superfície Corporal , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Esquema de Medicação , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Dose Máxima Tolerável , Modelos Biológicos , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Neoplasias/patologia , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/efeitos adversos , Pirimidinas/efeitos adversos , Adulto Jovem
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Artif Organs ; 46(4): 688-696, 2022 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34694655

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BACKGROUND: Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (V-V ECMO) support is increasingly used in the management of COVID-19-related acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, the clinical decision-making to initiate V-V ECMO for severe COVID-19 still remains unclear. In order to determine the optimal timing and patient selection, we investigated the outcomes of both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients undergoing V-V ECMO support. METHODS: Overall, 138 patients were included in this study. Patients were stratified into two cohorts: those with COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 ARDS. RESULTS: The survival in patients with COVID-19 was statistically similar to non-COVID-19 patients (p = .16). However, the COVID-19 group demonstrated higher rates of bleeding (p = .03) and thrombotic complications (p < .001). The duration of V-V ECMO support was longer in COVID-19 patients compared to non-COVID-19 patients (29.0 ± 27.5 vs 15.9 ± 19.6 days, p < .01). Most notably, in contrast to the non-COVID-19 group, we found that COVID-19 patients who had been on a ventilator for longer than 7 days prior to ECMO had 100% mortality without a lung transplant. CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that COVID-19-associated ARDS was not associated with a higher post-ECMO mortality than non-COVID-19-associated ARDS patients, despite longer duration of extracorporeal support. Early initiation of V-V ECMO is important for improved ECMO outcomes in COVID-19 ARDS patients. Since late initiation of ECMO was associated with extremely high mortality related to lack of pulmonary recovery, it should be used judiciously or as a bridge to lung transplantation.


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COVID-19 , Oxigenação por Membrana Extracorpórea , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório , COVID-19/complicações , COVID-19/terapia , Oxigenação por Membrana Extracorpórea/efeitos adversos , Hemorragia/etiologia , Humanos , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório/etiologia , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório/terapia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Tempo
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Dermatol Ther ; 35(2): e15229, 2022 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34820974

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Carboxytherapy has been used in the treatment of autoimmune skin diseases such as psoriasis and morphea. Carboxytherapy has antioxidant effects, and leads to better tissue oxygenation, and release of growth factors. In this article, we decided to evaluate efficacy of combined carboxytherapy and narrowband-ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) compared to NB-UVB alone in the treatment of vitiligo. This is a prospective, split-body double-blind comparative study performed in patients with generalized stable vitiligo in acral areas and extremities referred to dermatology clinic of Afzalipour hospital in Kerman University of Medical Sciences. NB-UVB was performed three times a week in non-consecutive days for 4 months. In each patient, one lesion was randomly treated with carboxytherapy (weekly sessions for total of 16 sessions). Efficacy of treatment was evaluated by percentage of repigmentation of the lesions. Chi-square test and analysis of variance test (ANOVA) were used to compare efficacy of treatment based on demographic features of the patients and clinical features of the lesions, respectively. Twenty-eight patients with mean age of 32.35 ± 7.37 years old completed the study. At the end of the treatment, 37% of the patients in combination therapy group demonstrated more than 75% improvement compared to 0% in the monotherapy group (p = 0.001). There was no significant difference between either demographic features of the patients (age, sex, and skin phototypes) or duration of disease with efficacy of the treatment in both groups. Combination of carboxytherapy with NB-UVB leads to higher percentage of repigmentation and patients' satisfaction compared to monotherapy with NB-UVB.


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Terapia Ultravioleta , Vitiligo , Adulto , Terapia Combinada , Humanos , Estudos Prospectivos , Pele/patologia , Resultado do Tratamento , Terapia Ultravioleta/efeitos adversos , Vitiligo/diagnóstico , Vitiligo/tratamento farmacológico , Vitiligo/radioterapia , Adulto Jovem
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Clin Neurol Neurosurg ; 213: 107134, 2022 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35078087

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OBJECTIVE: This study intends to systematically evaluate the efficacy and safety of donepezil for improving cognitive function in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and to provide evidence-based foundation for donepezil in MCI treatment. METHODS: We searched in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Clinical trials.gov, Web of Science, CQVIP, and CNKI databases, and then we summarized the interventional and observational studies on the use of donepezil for improving the cognitive function of MCI patients. The literature was collected according to the inclusion criteria for data extraction. We evaluated the quality of the selected literature and used Stata 15.0 for meta-analysis. RESULTS: A total of 12 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and 5 non-randomized concurrent controlled trials (CCTs) were included, and a total of 2847 patients were included. In terms of efficacy, meta-analysis showed that donepezil could significantly improve the MMSE (SMD: 0.85, 95%CI: 0.40-1.31) and MoCA (SMD: 1.88, 95%CI: 0.32-3.45) scores of MCI patients. Donepezil could not significantly reduce ADAS-cog score, nor could it significantly delay disease progression. The quality of the evidence was low overall. In terms of safety, donepezil could significantly increase the risk of adverse reactions such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea in patients with MCI. CONCLUSION: Donepezil can improve the cognitive function of MCI patients to a certain extent. However, there is no trend of significantly delaying the progression of the disease, and it is easy to lead to the occurrence of adverse reactions.


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Disfunção Cognitiva , Nootrópicos , Cognição , Disfunção Cognitiva/tratamento farmacológico , Bases de Dados Factuais , Donepezila/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Nootrópicos/uso terapêutico , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto
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Blood ; 139(12): 1903-1907, 2022 03 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35113987

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Vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) is triggered by vaccination against COVID-19 with adenovirus vector vaccines (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19; Ad26.COV2-S). In this observational study, we followed VITT patients for changes in their reactivity of platelet-activating antiplatelet factor 4 (PF4) immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies by an anti-PF4/heparin IgG enzyme immunoassay (EIA) and a functional test for PF4-dependent, platelet-activating antibodies, and new thrombotic complications. Sixty-five VITT patients (41 females; median, 51 years; range, 18-80 years) were followed for a median of 25 weeks (range, 3-36 weeks). In 48/65 patients (73.8%; CI, 62.0% to 83.0%) the functional assay became negative. The median time to negative functional test result was 15.5 weeks (range, 5-28 weeks). In parallel, EIA optical density (OD) values decreased from median 3.12 to 1.52 (P < .0001), but seroreversion to a negative result was seen in only 14 (21.5%) patients. Five (7.5%) patients showed persistent platelet-activating antibodies and high EIA ODs for >11 weeks. None of the 29 VITT patients who received a second vaccination dose with an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine developed new thromboses or relevant increase in anti-PF4/heparin IgG EIA OD, regardless of whether PF4-dependent platelet-activating antibodies were still present. PF4-dependent platelet-activating antibodies are transient in most patients with VITT. VITT patients can safely receive a second COVID-19 mRNA-vaccine shot.


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COVID-19 , Trombocitopenia , Trombose , Vacinas , COVID-19/prevenção & controle , Vacinas contra COVID-19/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Heparina/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Imunoglobulina G , Fator Plaquetário 4 , Trombocitopenia/induzido quimicamente , Vacinas/efeitos adversos
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Eur J Prev Cardiol ; 28(18): 2001-2009, 2022 02 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33624058

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AIM: The 2018 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Multi-Society Cholesterol Guidelines recommended the addition of non-statins to statin therapy for high-risk secondary prevention patients above a low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) threshold of ≥70 mg/dL (1.8 mmol/L). We compared effectiveness and safety of treatment to achieve lower (<70) vs. higher (≥70 mg/dL) LDL-C among patients receiving intensive lipid-lowering therapy (statins alone or plus ezetimibe or proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitors). METHODS AND RESULTS: Eleven randomized controlled trials (130 070 patients), comparing intensive vs. less-intensive lipid-lowering therapy, with follow-up ≥6 months and sample size ≥1000 patients were selected. Meta-analysis was reported as random effects risk ratios (RRs) [95% confidence intervals] and absolute risk differences (ARDs) as incident cases per 1000 person-years. The median LDL-C levels achieved in lower LDL-C vs. higher LDL-C groups were 62 and 103 mg/dL, respectively. At median follow-up of 2 years, the lower LDL-C vs. higher LDL-C group was associated with significant reduction in all-cause mortality [ARD -1.56; RR 0.94 (0.89-1.00)], cardiovascular mortality [ARD -1.49; RR 0.90 (0.81-1.00)], and reduced risk of myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular events, revascularization, and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). These benefits were achieved without increasing the risk of incident cancer, diabetes mellitus, or haemorrhagic stroke. All-cause mortality benefit in lower LDL-C group was limited to statin therapy and those with higher baseline LDL-C (≥100 mg/dL). However, the RR reduction in ischaemic and safety endpoints was independent of baseline LDL-C or drug therapy. CONCLUSION: This meta-analysis showed that treatment to achieve LDL-C levels below 70 mg/dL using intensive lipid-lowering therapy can safely reduce the risk of mortality and MACE.


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Anticolesterolemiantes , Doenças Cardiovasculares , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases , Infarto do Miocárdio , Anticolesterolemiantes/efeitos adversos , Doenças Cardiovasculares/diagnóstico , Doenças Cardiovasculares/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças Cardiovasculares/prevenção & controle , Colesterol , LDL-Colesterol , Ezetimiba/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/efeitos adversos , Infarto do Miocárdio/prevenção & controle
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