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G Ital Nefrol ; 37(5)2020 Oct 05.
Artigo em Italiano | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33026202

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We report the case of a 68-year-old patient who arrived at the hospital with a fever and a cough for 7 days, a history of high blood pressure and chronic kidney failure stage 2 according to CKD-EPI (GFR: 62 ml/minute with creatinine: 1.2 mg/dl). Home therapy included lercanidipine and clonidine. A chest radiograph performed in the emergency department immediately showed images suggestive of pneumonia from COVID-19, confirmed in the following days by a positive swab for coronavirus. Kidney function parameters progressively deteriorated towards a severe acute kidney failure on the 15th day, with creatinine values of 6.6 mg/dl and urea of 210 mg/dl. The situation was managed first in the intensive care unit with CRRT cycles (continuous renal replacement therapy) and then in a "yellow area" devoted to COVID patients, where the patient was dialyzed by us nephrologists through short cycles of CRRT. In our short experience we have used continuous techniques (CRRT) in positive patients hemodynamically unstable and intermittent dialysis (IRRT) in our stable chronic patients with asymptomatic COVID -19. We found CRRT to be superior in hemodynamically unstable patients hospitalized in resuscitation and in the "yellow area". Dialysis continued with high cut-off filters until the normalization of kidney function; the supportive medical therapy has also improved the course of the pathology and contributed to the favorable outcome for our patient. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our Nephrology Group at Savona's San Paul Hospital has reorganized the department to better manage both chronic dialyzed patients and acute patients affected by the new coronavirus.


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Lesão Renal Aguda/terapia , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Lesão Renal Aguda/diagnóstico por imagem , Lesão Renal Aguda/etiologia , Lesão Renal Aguda/fisiopatologia , Idoso , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico por imagem , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Creatinina/sangue , Cuidados Críticos/métodos , Gerenciamento Clínico , Hemodinâmica , Humanos , Hipertensão/complicações , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Comunicação Interdisciplinar , Falência Renal Crônica/complicações , Masculino , Equipe de Assistência ao Paciente , Isolamento de Pacientes , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Diálise Renal/métodos , Respiração Artificial , Ureia/sangue
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22310, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019406

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Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) is a major cause of secondary hypertension (HT) of renal origin - a significant prognostic factor of IgAN. In children, similar to HT, prehypertension (pre-HT) is becoming a significant health issue. However, the role of secondary HT and pre-HT (HT/pre-HT) in the progression of pediatric IgAN remains unclear. We investigated the effects of HT/pre-HT on prognosis and its determinants as well as their correlation with clinicopathological parameters to identify more effective therapeutic targets.This single-center retrospective study compared clinicopathological features and treatment outcomes between patients with and without HT/pre-HT in 108 children with IgAN. Independent risk factors for HT/pre-HT were evaluated; segmental glomerulosclerosis was a significant variable, whose relationship with clinicopathological parameters was analyzed.Clinical outcomes of patients with and without HT/pre-HT differed considerably (P = .006) on ≥6 months follow-up. Patients with HT/pre-HT reached complete remission less frequently than those without HT/pre-HT (P = .014). Age, serum creatinine, prothrombin time, and segmental glomerulosclerosis or adhesion were independent risk factors for HT/pre-HT in pediatric IgAN (P = .012, P = .017, P = .002, and P = .016, respectively). Segmental glomerulosclerosis or adhesion was most closely associated with glomerular crescents (r = 0.456, P < .01), followed by Lees grades (r = 0.454, P < .01), renal arteriolar wall thickening (r = 0.337, P < .01), and endocapillary hypercellularity (r = 0.306, P = .001). The intensity of IgA deposits, an important marker of pathogenetic activity in IgAN, was significantly associated with the intensity and location of fibrinogen deposits (intensity: r = 0.291, P = .002; location: r = 0.275, P = .004).HT/pre-HT in pediatric IgAN patients is an important modifiable factor. A relationship is observed between HT/pre-HT and its determinants, especially segmental glomerulosclerosis. Potential therapeutic approaches for IgAN with HT/pre-HT might be directed toward the management of coagulation status, active lesions, and hemodynamics for slowing disease progression.


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Glomerulonefrite por IGA/epidemiologia , Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Pré-Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Fatores Etários , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Biomarcadores , Criança , Creatinina/sangue , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Fibrinolíticos/uso terapêutico , Taxa de Filtração Glomerular , Glomerulonefrite por IGA/tratamento farmacológico , Glomerulosclerose Segmentar e Focal/epidemiologia , Humanos , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Masculino , Pré-Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Prognóstico , Tempo de Protrombina , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(38): e22230, 2020 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957364

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BACKGROUND: Although the efficacy of antihypertensive drugs has been well established for primary hypertension, their effectiveness is always limited by side effects and poor compliance. Heat-sensitive moxibustion is an innovative acupoint stimulation therapy that is promising as a community health care intervention for hypertension. AIMS: This study aims to evaluate the pragmatic effectiveness and safety of heat-sensitive moxibustion self-administration by patients in the community with primary hypertension. METHODS: This study will adopt a multi-center, pragmatic, nonrandomized design. Six hundred patients with primary hypertension will be recruited from 4 communities. Each patient will choose to either receive heat-sensitive moxibustion self-administration + original antihypertensive drugs or maintain their original antihypertensive drugs without heat-sensitive moxibustion for 1 year. EXPECTED OUTCOMES: The primary outcome will be changes in systolic and diastolic blood pressures and the percentage changes in the doses of antihypertensive drugs. The secondary outcomes will be changes in quality of life assessed by a validated patient-reported outcome scale and the levels of fasting blood glucose, glycated hemoglobin, total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, urinary albumin, and serum creatinine. The proportion of patients with poor compliance with the heat-sensitive moxibustion regimen will also be evaluated as a secondary outcome. The safety of heat-sensitive moxibustion will be considered by analyzing the incidence of all and serious adverse events and their correlation with heat-sensitive moxibustion. DISCUSSION: The findings of this study will provide pragmatic evidence for heat-sensitive moxibustion self-administration in patients in the community with primary hypertension and may also establish an ethical basis for further randomized controlled trials. TRIAL REGISTRATION: The protocol of this trial was registered in ClinicalTrials.gov at May 11, 2020 (No. NCT04381520).


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Temperatura Alta , Hipertensão/terapia , Moxibustão/métodos , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Hipertensão/sangue , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Hipertensão/urina , Adesão à Medicação , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Moxibustão/efeitos adversos , Medidas de Resultados Relatados pelo Paciente , Qualidade de Vida , Autoadministração , Adulto Jovem
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Med Sci Monit ; 26: e926651, 2020 Sep 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32969367

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BACKGROUND Use of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients lacks evidence and is still controversial. This study was designed to investigate effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) on clinical outcomes of COVID-19 patients and to assess the safety of ACEIs/ARBs medication. MATERIAL AND METHODS COVID-19 patients with hypertension from 2 hospitals in Wuhan, China, from 17 Feb to 18 Mar 2020 were retrospectively screened and grouped according to in-hospital medication. We performed 1: 1 propensity score matching (PSM) analysis to adjust for confounding factors. RESULTS We included 210 patients and allocated them to ACEIs/ARBs (n=81; 46.91% males) or non-ACEIs/ARBs (n=129; 48.06% males) groups. The median age was 68 [interquartile range (IQR) 61.5-76] and 66 (IQR 59-72.5) years, respectively. General comparison showed mortality in the ACEIs/ARBs group was higher (8.64% vs. 3.88%) but the difference was not significant (P=0.148). ACEIs/ARBs was associated with significantly more cases 7-categorical ordinal scale >2 at discharge, more cases requiring Intensive Care Unit (ICU) stay, and increased values and ratio of days that blood pressure (BP) was above normal range (P<0.05). PSM analysis showed no significant difference in mortality, cumulative survival rate, or other clinical outcomes such as length of in-hospital/ICU stay, BP fluctuations, or ratio of adverse events between groups after adjustment for confounding parameters on admission. CONCLUSIONS We found no association between ACEIs/ARBs and clinical outcomes or adverse events, thus indicating no evidence for discontinuing use of ACEIs/ARBs in the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Hipertensão/complicações , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Idoso , Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/efeitos adversos , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/efeitos adversos , Anti-Hipertensivos/efeitos adversos , China , Comorbidade , Feminino , Mortalidade Hospitalar , Humanos , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Unidades de Terapia Intensiva/estatística & dados numéricos , Tempo de Internação/estatística & dados numéricos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/biossíntese , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/efeitos dos fármacos , Pontuação de Propensão , Estudos Retrospectivos , Taxa de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento
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Cardiovasc Ther ; 2020: 4349612, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32983258

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Background: Central aortic blood pressure (CABP) indices, central hemodynamics, and arterial stiffness are better predictors of cardiovascular events as compared with brachial cuff pressure measurements alone. The present study is aimed at assessing the effects of different antihypertensive drug combination regimens involving renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors on CABP indices in Indian patients with hypertension. Methods: This was a cross-sectional, single-center study conducted in patients treated for hypertension for >6 weeks using different treatment regimens involving the combination of RAAS inhibitors with drugs from other classes. CABP indices, vascular age, arterial stiffness, and central hemodynamics were measured in patients using the noninvasive Agedio B900 device (IEM, Stolberg, Germany) and compared between different treatment regimens. Results: A total of 199 patients with a mean age of 54.22 ± 10.15 years were enrolled, where 68.8% had hypertension for over three years and 50.25% had their systolic blood pressure (SBP) < 140 mmHg. Combination treatment with angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) was given to 77.9% and to 20.1% patients, respectively. The mean vascular age was higher than the actual age (58.13 ± 12.43 vs. 54.22 ± 10.15, p = 0.001). The SBP and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) levels in patients treated with ACEI-based combinations were lower than those in patients treated with ARB-based combinations (p < 0.05). The mean central pulse pressure amplification, augmentation pressure, and augmentation index were lower in patients treated with ACEI-based combinations than those treated with other treatments (p = 0.001). In a subgroup analysis, patients given perindopril and calcium channel blockers (CCBs) or diuretics had significantly lower CABP and pulse wave velocity than those given other treatments (p < 0.05). A total of 6.5% patients experienced any side effects. Conclusion: The majority of central hemodynamic parameters, including vascular age, were found to improve more effectively in patients treated with ACEIs than with ARBs. Our results indicate a gap between routine clinical practice and evidence-based guidelines in Indian settings and identify a need to reevaluate the current antihypertensive prescription strategy.


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Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Pressão Arterial/efeitos dos fármacos , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Sistema Renina-Angiotensina/efeitos dos fármacos , Adulto , Idoso , Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/efeitos adversos , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/efeitos adversos , Anti-Hipertensivos/efeitos adversos , Estudos Transversais , Quimioterapia Combinada , Feminino , Humanos , Hipertensão/diagnóstico , Hipertensão/fisiopatologia , Índia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Resultado do Tratamento
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(39): e22437, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32991480

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Hypertension continues to be an important public health concern because of its associated morbidity, mortality, and economic impact on society. The aims of this study are to compare the secular changes in age-stratified hypertension prevalence, incidence, co-morbidity, and 3 years of cardiovascular outcome in Taiwan in the years 2005 and 2010.We enrolled hypertensive individuals from the datasets of the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database (LHID) in 2005 and 2010 in Taiwan separately. We analyzed the hypertension prevalence, incidence, medication treatment, and associated morbidities. The risks of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events and all-causes mortalities among the hypertensive individuals were evaluated in 3 years of follow-up.There was an increased prevalence of hypertension but decreased incidence of hypertension in those over 65 from 2005 to 2010. Dyslipidemia was the highest rate of co-morbidity in 2005 and 2010. The most frequent categories of anti-hypertensive agents prescribed was 1 or 2 for both 2005 and 2010. Calcium channel blockers were the most common anti-hypertensive agents prescribed, followed by Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors/Angiotensin receptor blockers. After 3 years of follow-up, the risks of coronary artery disease (CAD), cerebrovascular diseases (CVD) as well as death were less in 2010 than in 2005 in Taiwan.Our study showed that hypertension individuals had an increased prevalence, younger age, decreased incidence, increased medication treatment associated with decreased the CAD, CVD, and mortalities in 2010 compared to 2005 in Taiwan.


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Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Transtornos Cerebrovasculares/mortalidade , Hipertensão/mortalidade , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Transtornos Cerebrovasculares/etiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Hipertensão/complicações , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Incidência , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prevalência , Estudos Retrospectivos , Taiwan/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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Cochrane Database Syst Rev ; 9: CD010054, 2020 09 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888198

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BACKGROUND: Beta-blockers are commonly used in the treatment of hypertension. We do not know whether the blood pressure (BP) lowering efficacy of beta-blockers varies across the day. This review focuses on the subclass of beta-blockers with partial agonist activity (BBPAA). OBJECTIVES: To assess the degree of variation in hourly BP lowering efficacy of BBPAA over a 24-hour period in adults with essential hypertension. SEARCH METHODS: The Cochrane Hypertension Information Specialist searched the following databases for relevant studies up to June 2020: the Cochrane Hypertension Specialised Register; CENTRAL; 2020, Issue 5; MEDLINE Ovid; Embase Ovid; the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform; and ClinicalTrials.gov. We also contacted authors of relevant papers regarding further published and unpublished work. The searches had no language restrictions. SELECTION CRITERIA: We sought to include all randomised and non-randomised trials that assessed the hourly effect of BBPAA by ambulatory monitoring, with a minimum follow-up of three weeks. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Two review authors independently selected the included trials and extracted the data. We assessed the certainty of the evidence using the GRADE approach. Outcomes included in the review were end-point hourly systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP and DBP) and heart rate (HR), measured using a 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) device. MAIN RESULTS: Fourteen non-randomised baseline controlled trials of BBPAA met our inclusion criteria, but only seven studies, involving 121 participants, reported hourly ambulatory BP data that could be included in the meta-analysis. Beta-blockers studied included acebutalol, pindolol and bopindolol. We judged most studies at high or unclear risk of bias for selection bias, attrition bias, and reporting bias. We judged the overall certainty of the evidence to be very low for all outcomes. We analysed and presented data by each hour post-dose. Very low-certainty evidence showed that hourly mean reduction in BP and HR visually showed an attenuation over time. Over the 24-hour period, the magnitude of SBP lowering at each hour ranged from -3.68 mmHg to -17.74 mmHg (7 studies, 121 participants), DBP lowering at each hour ranged from -2.27 mmHg to -9.34 mmHg (7 studies, 121 participants), and HR lowering at each hour ranged from -0.29 beats/min to -10.29 beats/min (4 studies, 71 participants). When comparing between three 8-hourly time intervals that correspond to day, evening, and night time hours, BBPAA was less effective at lowering BP and HR at night, than during the day and evening. However, because we judged that these outcomes were supported by very low-certainty evidence, further research is likely to have an important impact on the estimate of effect and may change the conclusion. AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS: There is insufficient evidence to draw general conclusions about the degree of variation in hourly BP-lowering efficacy of BBPAA over a 24-hour period, in adults with essential hypertension. Very low-certainty evidence showed that BBPAA acebutalol, pindolol, and bopindolol lowered BP more during the day and evening than at night. However, the number of studies and participants included in this review was very small, further limiting the certainty of the evidence. We need further and larger trials, with accurate recording of time of drug intake, and with reporting of standard deviation of BP and HR at each hour.


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Antagonistas Adrenérgicos beta/uso terapêutico , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Pressão Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Ritmo Circadiano/fisiologia , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Acebutolol/uso terapêutico , Agonistas Adrenérgicos beta/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Viés , Pressão Sanguínea/fisiologia , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados como Assunto , Feminino , Frequência Cardíaca/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Hipertensão/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pindolol/análogos & derivados , Pindolol/uso terapêutico , Fatores de Tempo
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Cochrane Database Syst Rev ; 9: CD010315, 2020 09 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32905623

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BACKGROUND: This is the second update of the review first published in 2017. Hypertension is a prominent preventable cause of premature morbidity and mortality. People with hypertension and established cardiovascular disease are at particularly high risk, so reducing blood pressure to below standard targets may be beneficial. This strategy could reduce cardiovascular mortality and morbidity but could also increase adverse events. The optimal blood pressure target in people with hypertension and established cardiovascular disease remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: To determine if lower blood pressure targets (135/85 mmHg or less) are associated with reduction in mortality and morbidity as compared with standard blood pressure targets (140 to 160/90 to 100 mmHg or less) in the treatment of people with hypertension and a history of cardiovascular disease (myocardial infarction, angina, stroke, peripheral vascular occlusive disease). SEARCH METHODS: For this updated review, the Cochrane Hypertension Information Specialist searched the following databases for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) up to November 2019: Cochrane Hypertension Specialised Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE (from 1946), Embase (from 1974), and Latin American Caribbean Health Sciences Literature (LILACS) (from 1982), along with the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform and ClinicalTrials.gov. We also contacted authors of relevant papers regarding further published and unpublished work. We applied no language restrictions. SELECTION CRITERIA: We included RCTs with more than 50 participants per group that provided at least six months' follow-up. Trial reports had to present data for at least one primary outcome (total mortality, serious adverse events, total cardiovascular events, cardiovascular mortality). Eligible interventions involved lower targets for systolic/diastolic blood pressure (135/85 mmHg or less) compared with standard targets for blood pressure (140 to 160/90 to 100 mmHg or less). Participants were adults with documented hypertension and adults receiving treatment for hypertension with a cardiovascular history for myocardial infarction, stroke, chronic peripheral vascular occlusive disease, or angina pectoris. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Two review authors independently assessed search results and extracted data using standard methodological procedures expected by Cochrane. We used GRADE to assess the quality of the evidence. MAIN RESULTS: We included six RCTs that involved 9484 participants. Mean follow-up was 3.7 years (range 1.0 to 4.7 years). All RCTs provided individual participant data. None of the included studies was blinded to participants or clinicians because of the need to titrate antihypertensives to reach a specific blood pressure goal. However, an independent committee blinded to group allocation assessed clinical events in all trials. Hence, we assessed all trials at high risk of performance bias and low risk of detection bias. Other issues such as early termination of studies and subgroups of participants not predefined were also considered to downgrade the quality evidence. We found there is probably little to no difference in total mortality (risk ratio (RR) 1.06, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.91 to 1.23; 6 studies, 9484 participants; moderate-quality evidence) or cardiovascular mortality (RR 1.03, 95% CI 0.82 to 1.29; 6 studies, 9484 participants; moderate-quality evidence). Similarly, we found there may be little to no differences in serious adverse events (RR 1.01, 95% CI 0.94 to 1.08; 6 studies, 9484 participants; low-quality evidence) or total cardiovascular events (including myocardial infarction, stroke, sudden death, hospitalization, or death from congestive heart failure) (RR 0.89, 95% CI 0.80 to 1.00; 6 studies, 9484 participants; low-quality evidence). The evidence was very uncertain about withdrawals due to adverse effects. However, studies suggest more participants may withdraw due to adverse effects in the lower target group (RR 8.16, 95% CI 2.06 to 32.28; 2 studies, 690 participants; very low-quality evidence). Systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings were lower in the lower target group (systolic: mean difference (MD) -8.90 mmHg, 95% CI -13.24 to -4.56; 6 studies, 8546 participants; diastolic: MD -4.50 mmHg, 95% CI -6.35 to -2.65; 6 studies, 8546 participants). More drugs were needed in the lower target group (MD 0.56, 95% CI 0.16 to 0.96; 5 studies, 7910 participants), but blood pressure targets were achieved more frequently in the standard target group (RR 1.21, 95% CI 1.17 to 1.24; 6 studies, 8588 participants). AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS: We found there is probably little to no difference in total mortality and cardiovascular mortality between people with hypertension and cardiovascular disease treated to a lower compared to a standard blood pressure target. There may also be little to no difference in serious adverse events or total cardiovascular events. This suggests that no net health benefit is derived from a lower systolic blood pressure target. We found very limited evidence on withdrawals due to adverse effects, which led to high uncertainty. At present, evidence is insufficient to justify lower blood pressure targets (135/85 mmHg or less) in people with hypertension and established cardiovascular disease. Several trials are still ongoing, which may provide an important input to this topic in the near future.


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Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Pressão Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Doenças Cardiovasculares/tratamento farmacológico , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Anti-Hipertensivos/efeitos adversos , Viés , Pressão Sanguínea/fisiologia , Doenças Cardiovasculares/mortalidade , Diástole , Humanos , Hipertensão/complicações , Hipertensão/mortalidade , Pacientes Desistentes do Tratamento/estatística & dados numéricos , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Valores de Referência , Sístole
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Kyobu Geka ; 73(9): 652-661, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Japonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32879267

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We evaluated the blood pressure( BP) lowering effect and possible suppression of aortic enlargement by olmesartan (OLM) in patients with thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm. In this single center prospective, forced titration study, 50 patients were registered between 2008 and 2011. After all patients received any of OLM 10, 20, and 40 mg/day as an initial dose, the dosage of OLM was titrated up to 40 mg as needed during follow-up period. Home BP (HBPs), aortic aneurysm size assessed by computed tomography (CT) scan, indices of renal function were recorded at 3- and 6-months follow-up. Depending on whether 40 mg/day of prescription was continued for more than 4 months or not, the patients were divided into 2 groups:less than 40 mg (<40 mg) and 40 mg groups. Morning HBPs tended to decrease in both groups, and the percent changes in BPs were essentially the same regardless of dosage. The absolute value of aortic diameter tended to slightly enlarge only in <40 mg group. Also in the <40 mg group, the absolute differences in aortic diameter between those at the time of study registration and each follow-up were 0.5±1.8 mm at 3-month and 1.2±2.3 mm at 6-month (p=0.047),whereas the percent changes were 0.9±3.3% and 2.2±4.5% at 3 and 6 months, respectively( p=0.058). As for 40 mg group, the absolute differences and percent changes did not reach statistically significant increase during the follow-up period. No severe renal dysfunction related to OLM 40 mg prescription was observed. Our results imply that OLM 40 mg may suppress aortic aneurysmal dilation independently of blood pressure lowering effect. Further study with larger number of sample size is warranted to assure this observation.


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Aneurisma da Aorta Torácica , Hipertensão , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Dilatação , Humanos , Imidazóis , Olmesartana Medoxomila , Estudos Prospectivos , Tetrazóis
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Rev Med Suisse ; 16(706): 1680-1683, 2020 Sep 16.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32936548

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Hypertension is a common clinical problem in patients with cancer. This is explained by its high prevalence in the general population, by the improvement in life expectancy in oncology patients thanks to the progress of anti-cancer therapies, but also by cancer therapy, which is sometimes burdened with cardiovascular toxicity. Early detection of hypertension and proper management are crucial to ensure the continuation of oncology treatment and to protect patients from the consequences of hypertension. Renin-angiotensin system blockers and calcium channel blockers are the first-line treatments.


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Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Hipertensão/complicações , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/complicações , Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Bloqueadores dos Canais de Cálcio/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Sistema Renina-Angiotensina
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Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992) ; 66Suppl 2(Suppl 2): 71-76, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32965360

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OBJECTIVE: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an emerging health threat caused by a novel coronavirus named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2). Previous studies have noted hypertension is associated with increased mortality due to COVID-19; however, it is not clear whether the increased risk is due to hypertension itself or antihypertensive agents. We aimed to evaluate the impact of antihypertensive agents on the clinical outcomes of hypertensive patients with COVID-19. METHODS: Our study included 169 consecutive hypertensive patients hospitalized due to COVID-19 between March 20 and April 10, 2020. The demographic characteristics, clinical data, and type of antihypertensive agents being used were reviewed. RESULTS: The mean age of patients was 65.8±11.7 years.30 patients(17.7%) died during hospitalization. A total of 142 patients(84%) were using angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), 91 (53.8%) were using diuretics, 69 (40.8%) were using calcium channel blockers (CCBs), 66 (39.1%) were using beta-blockers, 12 (7.1%) were using alpha-blockers, and 5 (2.9%) were using mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs). There was no significant difference between survivors and non-survivors based on the type of antihypertensive agents being used. Binary logistic regression analysis showed that the type of the antihypertensive agent being used had no effect on mortality [OR=0.527 (0.130-2.138), p=0.370 for ACEIs/ARBs; OR=0.731 (0.296-1.808), p=0.498 for CCBs; OR=0.673 (0.254-1.782), p=0.425 for diuretics; OR=1.846 (0.688-4.950), p=0.223 for beta-blockers; OR=0.389 (0.089-1.695), p=0.208 for alpha-blockers; and OR=1.372 (0.107-17.639), p=0.808 for MRAs]. CONCLUSION: The type of antihypertensive agent being used had no effect on the clinical course and mortality in hypertensive patients with COVID-19. The use of these agents should be maintained for the treatment of hypertension during hospitalization.


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Anti-Hipertensivos/efeitos adversos , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Coronavirus , Mortalidade Hospitalar , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Feminino , Humanos , Hipertensão/mortalidade , Pacientes Internados/estatística & dados numéricos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade
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J Assoc Physicians India ; 68(10): 39-43, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32978924

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Background: Hypertension is the biggest contributor to global burden of disease and mortality. Increasing compliance with antihypertensive treatment and achieving a wide BP control in the population represents a major challenge for clinical practice. The benefits of single pill combination versus free-equivalent combination has been demonstrated in several meta-analyses and is now strongly supported by the latest 2018 ESC/ESH guidelines. The RAAS blocker with CCB and thiazide like diuretic is proposed as the optimal combination in patients inadequately controlled by two drugs. Objective: To assess the blood pressure control rate, safety, tolerability and quality of life with triple-drug SPC in patients with grade II/ III hypertension. Methods: Hypertensive patients uncontrolled (BP ≥ 140/90 mmHg) on two-drug therapy were recruited in an open-label, phase III clinical trial conducted in outpatient setting in India with 6 months treatment period. No other antihypertensive medication except the study medication was received by the patients. Results: Out of 218 evaluable patients the observed average blood pressure reduction achieved from baseline to end of study at 6 months was Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP) 28.5 mm Hg / Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP) 13.8 mm Hg. The quality of life (QoL) questionnaire demonstrated improvement in QoL for all patients. Conclusion: This study showed the clinical efficacy, safety and acceptability of the perindopril/indapamide/amlodipine SPC in patients with grade 2/3 hypertension inadequately controlled with two-drug therapy. The clinical effectiveness was observed in more than 96 % patients. The benefit of single-pill combination (SPC) therapy in hypertension control was reconfirmed in this study.


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Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Indapamida , Anlodipino/farmacologia , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Pressão Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Combinação de Medicamentos , Humanos , Índia , Perindopril/efeitos adversos , Qualidade de Vida , Resultado do Tratamento
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(34): e21849, 2020 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32846835

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INTRODUCTION: Patent ductus venosus (PDV) is a rare and critical disease, and the majority of patients present with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) or hepatopulmonary syndrome due to congenital portosystemic shunt. We reported that both PAH and hypersplenism were major complications of PDV in this case. This case report can assist the treatment and recovery of the patients with similar symptoms. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 4-year-old male patient presented to our institution with a history of recurrent respiratory infections accompanied by leukocytopenia, thrombocytopenia and presented with tachypnoea. upon mild exertion. DIAGNOSIS: A wide communication, 10 mm in diameter, between the portal vein and inferior vena cava was identified in the subcostal echocardiogram and computed tomography images. Echocardiography showed an estimated systolic pulmonary artery pressure of 106 mm Hg. Right-sided cardiac catheterization indicated a mean pulmonary arterial pressure of 30 mm Hg and a pulmonary vascular resistance of 3 Wood units. Chest X-ray revealed cardiomegaly with a prominent pulmonary segment. INTERVENTIONS: The patient was treated with combination pharmacotherapy of bosentan and tadalafil and PDV ligation. OUTCOMES: A year later, the boy showed normal exercise tolerance and weight gain. Liver and spleen parameters, liver function, blood cells and the general condition of the boy improved. CONCLUSION: Initial combination therapy of bosentan and tadalafil is safe and effective in children with PAH associated with PDV. When PDV banding test shows normal portal pressure, PDV ligation is considered acceptable in children with PAH and hypersplenism associated with PDV.


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Hiperesplenismo/etiologia , Ligadura/métodos , Veia Porta/anormalidades , Hipertensão Arterial Pulmonar/etiologia , Malformações Vasculares/cirurgia , Assistência ao Convalescente , Anti-Hipertensivos/administração & dosagem , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Bosentana/administração & dosagem , Bosentana/uso terapêutico , Cardiomegalia/diagnóstico por imagem , Pré-Escolar , Terapia Combinada/métodos , Ecocardiografia/métodos , Humanos , Masculino , Veia Porta/diagnóstico por imagem , Veia Porta/cirurgia , Hipertensão Arterial Pulmonar/fisiopatologia , Radiografia Torácica/métodos , Tadalafila/administração & dosagem , Tadalafila/uso terapêutico , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Resultado do Tratamento , Malformações Vasculares/complicações , Malformações Vasculares/diagnóstico por imagem , Malformações Vasculares/tratamento farmacológico , Resistência Vascular/fisiologia , Vasodilatadores/administração & dosagem , Vasodilatadores/uso terapêutico
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Vasc Health Risk Manag ; 16: 299-305, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32764950

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Objective: The main aim of this study was to investigate predictive factors of adherence to the hypertension control therapeutic and lifestyle recommendations in a sample of Iranian patients based on the constructs of Pender's health promotion model. Patients and Methods: The cross-sectional study was performed on the 380 hypertensive patients who were referred to the health centers, the emergency and internal diseases departments of the Bagheralolom Hospital, and the cardiologists' offices in the city of Ahar, North West of Iran. Data were collected using a researcher designed questionnaire based on the Pender's health promotion model. The Pearson correlation test, multivariate linear regression, and independent t-test were used for data analysis. Results: Mean age of the recruited patients was 52.94 (SD=12.8). Perceived benefits, perceived barriers, situational influences, and interpersonal influences (adjusted R2= 0.525) explained 52.5% of the observed variation in adherence to hypertension control recommendations. Conclusion: Successful hypertension control in patients with chronic morbidity need to be based on sound data about major determinants of the relevant health/illness behaviors. The study findings revealed that the Pender's health promotion model could be applicable as a theoretical framework to identify major determinants of adherence to hypertension control recommendations. Future cross-cultural validation of the study findings in more representative and larger sample sizes could add to the legitimacy of the evidence surrounding self-care practices in hypertensive patients.


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Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Pressão Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde , Promoção da Saúde , Hipertensão/terapia , Adesão à Medicação , Modelos Teóricos , Comportamento de Redução do Risco , Adulto , Idoso , Anti-Hipertensivos/efeitos adversos , Estudos Transversais , Características Culturais , Feminino , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde/etnologia , Humanos , Hipertensão/etnologia , Hipertensão/fisiopatologia , Hipertensão/psicologia , Irã (Geográfico)/epidemiologia , Masculino , Adesão à Medicação/etnologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Resultado do Tratamento
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Vestn Oftalmol ; 136(4): 76-84, 2020.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32779459

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Preservative-free fixed combination of 0.0015% Tafluprost and 0.5% Timolol (PF tafluprost/timolol FC) has demonstrated good antihypertensive effect and patient tolerance in randomized controlled clinical trials. PURPOSE: To evaluate efficacy, tolerability, and safety of PF tafluprost/timolol FC in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and ocular hypertension (OH) who couldn't tolerate or gave insufficient response to topical beta-adrenoblockers or prostaglandin analogue monotherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The prospective multicenter European VISIONARY study (EUPAS22204) included 87 patients from 7 ophthalmological centers in Russia with mean age of 63.9±11.8. Primary endpoint was mean IOP change at month 6. The patients were monitored for changes in in the severity of ocular signs and symptoms. RESULTS: Statistically significant (p<0.0001) reduction of mean IOP from baseline was seen at all study visits: 7.3±5.17 mmHg at week 4, 7.4±5.40 mmHg at week 12, and 7.1±5.10 mmHg at month 6. By month 6, IOP has decreased by 20; 25; 30 and 35% from baseline in 77.0%, 58.9%, 43.7%, and 31.0% of study patients, respectively. Conjunctival hyperemia was significantly reduced at all study visits. Significant reductions in dry eye symptoms (p<0.0010), irritation (p=0.0204) and itching (p=0.0010) were also observed. After 6 months on PF tafluprost/timolol FC, 85.7% of patients described it as easy or very easy to tolerate. CONCLUSION: In clinical practice, PF tafluprost/timolol FC provided statistically significant IOP reductions in patients with POAG and OH insufficiently controlled by or intolerant to monotherapy with topical beta-adrenoblockers or a prostaglandin analogue. The highest IOP reduction was seen at week 4 and was maintained over the 6-month study period. There was also a decrease in the severity of symptoms of ocular surface condition.


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Glaucoma de Ângulo Aberto/tratamento farmacológico , Hipertensão Ocular/tratamento farmacológico , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Combinação de Medicamentos , Humanos , Pressão Intraocular , Estudos Prospectivos , Federação Russa , Timolol , Resultado do Tratamento
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Cardiovasc Ther ; 2020: 8157858, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32821284

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Aim: The present study compared the acute effects of aerobic (AER), resistance (RES), and combined (COM) exercises on blood pressure (BP) levels in people with resistant hypertension (RH) and nonresistant hypertension (NON-RH). Methods: Twenty patients (10 RH and 10 NON-RH) were recruited and randomly performed three exercise sessions and a control session. Ambulatory BP was monitored over 24 hours after each experimental session. Results: Significant reductions on ambulatory BP were found in people with RH after AER, RES, and COM sessions. Notably, ambulatory BP was reduced during awake-time and night-time periods after COM. On the other hand, the effects of AER were more prominent during awake periods, while RES caused greater reductions during the night-time period. In NON-RH, only RES acutely reduced systolic BP, while diastolic BP was reduced after all exercise sessions. However, the longest postexercise ambulatory hypotension was observed after AER (~11 h) in comparison to RES (~8 h) and COM (~4 h) exercises. Conclusion: Findings of the present study indicate that AER, RES, and COM exercises elicit systolic and diastolic postexercise ambulatory hypotension in RH patients. Notably, longer hypotension periods were observed after COM exercise. In addition, NON-RH and RH people showed different changes on BP after exercise sessions, suggesting that postexercise hypotension is influenced by the pathophysiological bases of hypertension.


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Pressão Sanguínea , Hipertensão/terapia , Treinamento de Resistência , Adulto , Idoso , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Pressão Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Monitorização Ambulatorial da Pressão Arterial , Brasil , Estudos Cross-Over , Resistência a Medicamentos , Feminino , Humanos , Hipertensão/diagnóstico , Hipertensão/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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Hypertens Res ; 43(10): 1028-1046, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32737423

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Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has affected more than seven million people worldwide, contributing to 0.4 million deaths as of June 2020. The fact that the virus uses angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)-2 as the cell entry receptor and that hypertension as well as cardiovascular disorders frequently coexist with COVID-19 have generated considerable discussion on the management of patients with hypertension. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic necessitates the development of and adaptation to a "New Normal" lifestyle, which will have a profound impact not only on communicable diseases but also on noncommunicable diseases, including hypertension. Summarizing what is known and what requires further investigation in this field may help to address the challenges we face. In the present review, we critically evaluate the existing evidence for the epidemiological association between COVID-19 and hypertension. We also summarize the current knowledge regarding the pathophysiology of SARS-CoV-2 infection with an emphasis on ACE2, the cardiovascular system, and the kidney. Finally, we review evidence on the use of antihypertensive medication, namely, ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers, in patients with COVID-19.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Hipertensão/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus/metabolismo , Transtornos Cerebrovasculares/virologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Hipertensão/epidemiologia , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade
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