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Drugs Today (Barc) ; 56(9): 573-582, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33025951

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Bempedoic acid is a new, first-in-class oral ATP-citrate lyase (ACLY) inhibitor that has to be converted to its CoA thioester before it inhibits ACLY. This conversion only occurs in the liver and not in skeletal muscle. This may explain why, unlike the statins, bempedoic acid does not cause myalgia. Bempedoic acid given at a dosage of 180 mg orally once daily produces a highly significant reduction in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, total cholesterol, apolipoprotein B and importantly also in high-sensitivity C-reactive protein. It has recently been approved by both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Commission for use in adult patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease who require additional lowering of LDL-C, and for the treatment of adults with primary hypercholesterolemia (heterozygous familial and nonfamilial) or mixed dyslipidemia, respectively.


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ATP Citrato (pro-S)-Liase/antagonistas & inibidores , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Ácidos Dicarboxílicos/uso terapêutico , Ácidos Graxos/uso terapêutico , Lipídeos/sangue , Humanos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22572, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019469

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RATIONALE: Atorvastatin is the most common drug used in therapy for cardiovascular diseases. The most common adverse side effects associated with statins are myopathy and hypertransaminasemia. Here, we report a rare case of gamma glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) elevation induced by atorvastatin. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 47-year-old male was admitted to our hospital with dyslipidemia, he had been taking pitavastatin 2 mg/day for 2 months. The levels of total cholesterol (265.28 mg/dL) and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL) (179.15 mg/dL) were also high. DIAGNOSIS: Blood lipid test showed mixed dyslipidemia. INTERVENTION: Atorvastatin 10 mg/day was given to the patient. OUTCOMES: The patient came back to our hospital for blood tests after 4 weeks. Although no symptoms were detectable, the patient's GGT level was markedly elevated (up to 6-fold over normal level) with less marked increases in alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT). The serum GGT level returned to normal within 6 weeks of cessation of atorvastatin. LESSONS: This is a case of GGT elevation without hyperbilirubinemia, hypertransaminasemiam, or serum creatine phosphokinase (CPK) abnormalities despite an atorvastatin regimen. This case highlights GGT elevation caused by atorvastatin, a rare but serious condition. Clinicians should be aware of these possible adverse effects and monitor liver function tests in patients on statin therapy.


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Atorvastatina/efeitos adversos , Dislipidemias/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/efeitos adversos , Quinolinas/efeitos adversos , gama-Glutamiltransferase/efeitos dos fármacos , Alanina Transaminase/sangue , Fosfatase Alcalina/sangue , Atorvastatina/administração & dosagem , Atorvastatina/uso terapêutico , Doenças Cardiovasculares/tratamento farmacológico , HDL-Colesterol/sangue , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Dislipidemias/diagnóstico , Humanos , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/administração & dosagem , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/uso terapêutico , Lipídeos/sangue , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Quinolinas/administração & dosagem , Quinolinas/uso terapêutico , Suspensão de Tratamento , gama-Glutamiltransferase/sangue
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(33): e21647, 2020 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32872028

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Prevalence of postpartum depression (PD) in Chinese women is rising and its associated factors are not well known. In this study we aim to explore the associations between nutritional factors in pregnancy and the risk of PD in Chinese women.A case-control study was performed in our hospital during January 2016 to June 2019. A food frequency questionnaire was designed to collect food consumption before the childbirth preceding month. Nutrition related biochemical indicators including fasting blood-glucose (GLU), total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), low density lipoprotein (LDL), high density lipoprotein (HDL), and uric acid in the third trimester of pregnancy were detected. Logistic regression model was applied to compute odds ratio (OR) and its corresponding 95% confidence interval (CI).There were 565 participants in this study, which comprised 182 individuals with PD and 383 individuals without. Patients with PD had higher odds of increased GLU (OR=2.62, 95%CI = 1.67-4.11), TC (OR = 1.73 95%CI = 1.22-2.46), TG (OR = 2.43, 95%CI = 1.55-3.81), and LDL (OR = 3.41, 95%CI = 2.09-5.57), but decreased HDL (OR = 3.41, 95%CI = 2.09-5.57) during pregnancy. With respect to uric acid, there was lack of no statistical association (OR = 2.23, 95%CI = 0.82-6.26). Food frequency questionnaire indicated a higher meat intake, but a lower vegetable, fruit, fish, and poultry intake in patients with PD during pregnancy.Increased GLU, TC, TG, and LDL, but decreased HDL in later stages of pregnancy might be associated with PD.


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Depressão Pós-Parto/etiologia , Avaliação Nutricional , Adulto , Biomarcadores/sangue , Glicemia/análise , Estudos de Casos e Controles , HDL-Colesterol/sangue , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Feminino , Humanos , Gravidez , Terceiro Trimestre da Gravidez , Fatores de Risco , Triglicerídeos/sangue
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Lipids Health Dis ; 19(1): 204, 2020 Sep 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32892746

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BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study is to describe the blood lipid levels of patients diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and to analyze the correlation between blood lipid levels and the prognosis of COVID-19 patients. METHODS: In the clinical retrospective analysis, a total of 228 adults infected with COVID-19 were enrolled between January 17, 2020 and March 14, 2020, in Changsha, China. One thousand one hundred and forty healthy participants with matched age and gender were used as control. Median with interquartile range and Mann-Whitney test were adopted to describe and analyze clinical data. The Kaplan-Meier (KM) curve and Cox regression analysis were used to analyze the correlation between high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and the severity of COVID-19. RESULTS: Compared with control, COVID-19 patients showed significantly lower levels of total cholesterol (TC) [median, 3.76 vs 4.65 mmol/L, P = 0.031], triglyceride [median, 1.08 vs 1.21 mmol/L, P <  0.001], low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) [median, 2.63 vs 2.83 mmol/L, P <  0.001], and HDL-C [median, 0.78 vs 1.37 mmol/L, P <  0.001], while compared with non-severe patients, severe COVID-19 patients only presented lower levels of HDL-C [median, 0.69 vs 0.79 mmol/L, P = 0.032]. In comparison with patients with high HDL-C, patients with low HDL-C showed a higher proportion of male (69.57% vs 45.60%, P = 0.004), higher levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) (median, 27.83 vs 12.56 mg/L, P <  0.001) and higher proportion of severe events (36.96% vs 14.84%, P = 0.001). Moreover, patients with low HDL-C at admission showed a higher risk of developing severe events compared with those with high HDL-C (Log Rank P = 0.009). After adjusting for age, gender and underlying diseases, they still had elevated possibility of developing severe cases than those with high HDL-C (HR 2.827, 95% CI 1.190-6.714, P = 0.019). CONCLUSIONS: HDL-C level was lower in COVID-19 adult patients, and low HDL-C in COVID-19 patients was correlated with a higher risk of developing severe events.


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Betacoronavirus , HDL-Colesterol/sangue , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Adulto , Proteína C-Reativa/análise , China , Colesterol/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Fatores Sexuais , Triglicerídeos/sangue
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PLoS One ; 15(9): e0239573, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32970772

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INTRODUCTION: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus2 has caused a global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). High-density lipoproteins (HDLs), particles chiefly known for their reverse cholesterol transport function, also display pleiotropic properties, including anti-inflammatory or antioxidant functions. HDLs and low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) can neutralize lipopolysaccharides and increase bacterial clearance. HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) and LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) decrease during bacterial sepsis, and an association has been reported between low lipoprotein levels and poor patient outcomes. The goal of this study was to characterize the lipoprotein profiles of severe ICU patients hospitalized for COVID-19 pneumonia and to assess their changes during bacterial ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) superinfection. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted in a university hospital ICU. All consecutive patients admitted for COVID-19 pneumonia were included. Lipoprotein levels were assessed at admission and daily thereafter. The assessed outcomes were survival at 28 days and the incidence of VAP. RESULTS: A total of 48 patients were included. Upon admission, lipoprotein concentrations were low, typically under the reference values ([HDL-C] = 0.7[0.5-0.9] mmol/L; [LDL-C] = 1.8[1.3-2.3] mmol/L). A statistically significant increase in HDL-C and LDL-C over time during the ICU stay was found. There was no relationship between HDL-C and LDL-C concentrations and mortality on day 28 (log-rank p = 0.554 and p = 0.083, respectively). A comparison of alive and dead patients on day 28 did not reveal any differences in HDL-C and LDL-C concentrations over time. Bacterial VAP was frequent (64%). An association was observed between HDL-C and LDL-C concentrations on the day of the first VAP diagnosis and mortality ([HDL-C] = 0.6[0.5-0.9] mmol/L in survivors vs. [HDL-C] = 0.5[0.3-0.6] mmol/L in nonsurvivors, p = 0.036; [LDL-C] = 2.2[1.9-3.0] mmol/L in survivors vs. [LDL-C] = 1.3[0.9-2.0] mmol/L in nonsurvivors, p = 0.006). CONCLUSION: HDL-C and LDL-C concentrations upon ICU admission are low in severe COVID-19 pneumonia patients but are not associated with poor outcomes. However, low lipoprotein concentrations in the case of bacterial superinfection during ICU hospitalization are associated with mortality, which reinforces the potential role of these particles during bacterial sepsis.


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HDL-Colesterol/sangue , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Pneumonia Bacteriana/sangue , Pneumonia Associada à Ventilação Mecânica/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Superinfecção/sangue , Idoso , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Feminino , França , Hospitais Universitários , Humanos , Unidades de Terapia Intensiva , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Bacteriana/mortalidade , Pneumonia Associada à Ventilação Mecânica/mortalidade , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Estudos Prospectivos
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N Engl J Med ; 383(14): 1317-1327, 2020 10 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32865373

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BACKGROUND: Evolocumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody directed against proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9, is widely used in adult patients to lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. Its effects in pediatric patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia are not known. METHODS: We conducted a 24-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of evolocumab in pediatric patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Patients 10 to 17 years of age who had received stable lipid-lowering treatment for at least 4 weeks before screening and who had an LDL cholesterol level of 130 mg per deciliter (3.4 mmol per liter) or more and a triglyceride level of 400 mg per deciliter (4.5 mmol per liter) or less were randomly assigned in a 2:1 ratio to receive monthly subcutaneous injections of evolocumab (420 mg) or placebo. The primary end point was the percent change in LDL cholesterol level from baseline to week 24; key secondary end points were the mean percent change in LDL cholesterol level from baseline to weeks 22 and 24 and the absolute change in LDL cholesterol level from baseline to week 24. RESULTS: A total of 157 patients underwent randomization and received evolocumab (104 patients) or placebo (53 patients). At week 24, the mean percent change from baseline in LDL cholesterol level was -44.5% in the evolocumab group and -6.2% in the placebo group, for a difference of -38.3 percentage points (P<0.001). The absolute change in the LDL cholesterol level was -77.5 mg per deciliter (-2.0 mmol per liter) in the evolocumab group and -9.0 mg per deciliter (-0.2 mmol per liter) in the placebo group, for a difference of -68.6 mg per deciliter (-1.8 mmol per liter) (P<0.001). Results for all secondary lipid variables were significantly better with evolocumab than with placebo. The incidence of adverse events that occurred during the treatment period was similar in the evolocumab and placebo groups. CONCLUSIONS: In this trial involving pediatric patients with familial hypercholesterolemia, evolocumab reduced the LDL cholesterol level and other lipid variables. (Funded by Amgen; HAUSER-RCT ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT02392559.).


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/tratamento farmacológico , Pró-Proteína Convertase 9/antagonistas & inibidores , Adolescente , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Anticolesterolemiantes/efeitos adversos , Criança , Método Duplo-Cego , Quimioterapia Combinada , Feminino , Heterozigoto , Humanos , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/uso terapêutico , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/genética , Lipídeos/sangue , Masculino , Resultado do Tratamento
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PLoS Med ; 17(9): e1003302, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32915777

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BACKGROUND: A number of epidemiological and genetic studies have attempted to determine whether levels of circulating lipids are associated with risks of various cancers, including breast cancer (BC). However, it remains unclear whether a causal relationship exists between lipids and BC. If alteration of lipid levels also reduced risk of BC, this could present a target for disease prevention. This study aimed to assess a potential causal relationship between genetic variants associated with plasma lipid traits (high-density lipoprotein, HDL; low-density lipoprotein, LDL; triglycerides, TGs) with risk for BC using Mendelian randomization (MR). METHODS AND FINDINGS: Data from genome-wide association studies in up to 215,551 participants from the Million Veteran Program (MVP) were used to construct genetic instruments for plasma lipid traits. The effect of these instruments on BC risk was evaluated using genetic data from the BCAC (Breast Cancer Association Consortium) based on 122,977 BC cases and 105,974 controls. Using MR, we observed that a 1-standard-deviation genetically determined increase in HDL levels is associated with an increased risk for all BCs (HDL: OR [odds ratio] = 1.08, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.04-1.13, P < 0.001). Multivariable MR analysis, which adjusted for the effects of LDL, TGs, body mass index (BMI), and age at menarche, corroborated this observation for HDL (OR = 1.06, 95% CI = 1.03-1.10, P = 4.9 × 10-4) and also found a relationship between LDL and BC risk (OR = 1.03, 95% CI = 1.01-1.07, P = 0.02). We did not observe a difference in these relationships when stratified by breast tumor estrogen receptor (ER) status. We repeated this analysis using genetic variants independent of the leading association at core HDL pathway genes and found that these variants were also associated with risk for BCs (OR = 1.11, 95% CI = 1.06-1.16, P = 1.5 × 10-6), including locus-specific associations at ABCA1 (ATP Binding Cassette Subfamily A Member 1), APOE-APOC1-APOC4-APOC2 (Apolipoproteins E, C1, C4, and C2), and CETP (Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein). In addition, we found evidence that genetic variation at the ABO locus is associated with both lipid levels and BC. Through multiple statistical approaches, we minimized and tested for the confounding effects of pleiotropy and population stratification on our analysis; however, the possible existence of residual pleiotropy and stratification remains a limitation of this study. CONCLUSIONS: We observed that genetically elevated plasma HDL and LDL levels appear to be associated with increased BC risk. Future studies are required to understand the mechanism underlying this putative causal relationship, with the goal of developing potential therapeutic strategies aimed at altering the cholesterol-mediated effect on BC risk.


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Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Lipídeos/análise , Lipídeos/sangue , Adulto , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Colesterol/análise , Colesterol/sangue , HDL-Colesterol/sangue , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla/métodos , Humanos , Masculino , Análise da Randomização Mendeliana/métodos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Razão de Chances , Fenótipo , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Fatores de Risco , Triglicerídeos/sangue
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Int Heart J ; 61(5): 872-878, 2020 Sep 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32921669

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In-stent restenosis (ISR) still exists after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation, even up to one year. The incidence and risk factors for neoatherosclerosis in patients with early ISR have not yet been elucidated. Here, we used optical coherence tomography (OCT) to evaluate the incidence and predictors of neoatherosclerosis in patients with early ISRs.OCT was performed on ISR lesions in 185 patients in order to detect neoatherosclerosis. The median follow-up was 180 days, and neoatherosclerosis was detected in 37% of early ISR lesions. According to the presence of neoatherosclerosis, patients with ISR were divided into two groups: neoatherosclerosis (group A, n = 69) and non-neoatherosclerosis (group B, n = 116) groups.The risk factors were similar, except for hypercholesterolemia. Moreover, the tissue characteristics were not significantly different between patients with and without neoatherosclerosis. Follow-up low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) levels were divided into three grades (LDL < 70 mg/dL, 70 mg/dL≤ LDL < 100 mg/dL, and LDL ≥ 100 mg/dL). The incidence of neoatherosclerosis was significantly lower (23% versus 57%, P < 0.0001) in the LDL < 70 mg/dL group. There was no significant difference in the incidence of neoatherosclerosis in patients with lipid levels between 70 and 100 mg/dL (P = 0.53). However, neoatherosclerosis was significantly more common in patients with a follow-up LDL-C level > 100 mg/dL (45% versus 15%, P < 0.0001).In patients with early ISR lesions, the LDL-C levels may be related to the formation and progression of early neoatherosclerosis, and poor LDL-C control may be a risk factor for the occurrence of early-stage neoatherosclerosis following DES implantation.


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LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/epidemiologia , Reestenose Coronária/epidemiologia , Stents Farmacológicos , Hipercolesterolemia/epidemiologia , Neointima/epidemiologia , Idoso , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/cirurgia , Reestenose Coronária/diagnóstico por imagem , Feminino , Humanos , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/uso terapêutico , Hipercolesterolemia/sangue , Hipercolesterolemia/tratamento farmacológico , Incidência , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neointima/diagnóstico por imagem , Fatores de Risco , Tomografia de Coerência Óptica
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JAMA ; 324(7): 651-662, 2020 08 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32809002

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Importance: Mental health comorbidities are increasing worldwide and worsen outcomes for people with diabetes, especially when care is fragmented. Objective: To assess whether collaborative care vs usual care lowers depressive symptoms and improves cardiometabolic indices among adults with diabetes and depression. Design, Setting, and Participants: Parallel, open-label, pragmatic randomized clinical trial conducted at 4 socioeconomically diverse clinics in India that recruited patients with type 2 diabetes; a Patient Health Questionnaire-9 score of at least 10 (range, 0-27); and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) of at least 8%, systolic blood pressure (SBP) of at least 140 mm Hg, or low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol of at least 130 mg/dL. The first patient was enrolled on March 9, 2015, and the last was enrolled on May 31, 2016; the final follow-up visit was July 14, 2018. Interventions: Patients randomized to the intervention group (n = 196) received 12 months of self-management support from nonphysician care coordinators, decision support electronic health records facilitating physician treatment adjustments, and specialist case reviews; they were followed up for an additional 12 months without intervention. Patients in the control group (n = 208) received usual care over 24 months. Main Outcomes and Measures: The primary outcome was the between-group difference in the percentage of patients at 24 months who had at least a 50% reduction in Symptom Checklist Depression Scale (SCL-20) scores (range, 0-4; higher scores indicate worse symptoms) and a reduction of at least 0.5 percentage points in HbA1c, 5 mm Hg in SBP, or 10 mg/dL in LDL cholesterol. Prespecified secondary outcomes were percentage of patients at 12 and 24 months who met treatment targets (HbA1c <7.0%, SBP <130 mm Hg, LDL cholesterol <100 mg/dL [<70 mg/dL if prior cardiovascular disease]) or had improvements in individual outcomes (≥50% reduction in SCL-20 score, ≥0.5-percentage point reduction in HbA1c, ≥5-mm Hg reduction in SBP, ≥10-mg/dL reduction in LDL cholesterol); percentage of patients who met all HbA1c, SBP, and LDL cholesterol targets; and mean reductions in SCL-20 score, Patient Health Questionnaire-9 score, HbA1c, SBP, and LDL cholesterol. Results: Among 404 patients randomized (mean [SD] age, 53 [8.6] years; 165 [40.8%] men), 378 (93.5%) completed the trial. A significantly greater percentage of patients in the intervention group vs the usual care group met the primary outcome (71.6% vs 57.4%; risk difference, 16.9% [95% CI, 8.5%-25.2%]). Of 16 prespecified secondary outcomes, there were no statistically significant between-group differences in improvements in 10 outcomes at 12 months and in 13 outcomes at 24 months. Serious adverse events in the intervention and usual care groups included cardiovascular events or hospitalizations (4 [2.0%] vs 7 [3.4%]), stroke (0 vs 3 [1.4%]), death (2 [1.0%] vs 7 [3.4%]), and severe hypoglycemia (8 [4.1%] vs 0). Conclusions and Relevance: Among patients with diabetes and depression in India, a 12-month collaborative care intervention, compared with usual care, resulted in statistically significant improvements in a composite measure of depressive symptoms and cardiometabolic indices at 24 months. Further research is needed to understand the generalizability of the findings to other low- and middle-income health care settings. Trial Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02022111.


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Pressão Sanguínea , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Depressão/terapia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/terapia , Hemoglobina A Glicada/análise , Adulto , Idoso , Comportamento Cooperativo , Depressão/complicações , Países em Desenvolvimento , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/sangue , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/complicações , Feminino , Humanos , Índia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Equipe de Assistência ao Paciente , Autogestão , Fatores Socioeconômicos
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N Engl J Med ; 383(8): 711-720, 2020 08 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32813947

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BACKGROUND: Homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia is characterized by premature cardiovascular disease caused by markedly elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. This disorder is associated with genetic variants that result in virtually absent (null-null) or impaired (non-null) LDL-receptor activity. Loss-of-function variants in the gene encoding angiopoietin-like 3 (ANGPTL3) are associated with hypolipidemia and protection against atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Evinacumab, a monoclonal antibody against ANGPTL3, has shown potential benefit in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. METHODS: In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, we randomly assigned in a 2:1 ratio 65 patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia who were receiving stable lipid-lowering therapy to receive an intravenous infusion of evinacumab (at a dose of 15 mg per kilogram of body weight) every 4 weeks or placebo. The primary outcome was the percent change from baseline in the LDL cholesterol level at week 24. RESULTS: The mean baseline LDL cholesterol level in the two groups was 255.1 mg per deciliter, despite the receipt of maximum doses of background lipid-lowering therapy. At week 24, patients in the evinacumab group had a relative reduction from baseline in the LDL cholesterol level of 47.1%, as compared with an increase of 1.9% in the placebo group, for a between-group least-squares mean difference of -49.0 percentage points (95% confidence interval [CI], -65.0 to -33.1; P<0.001); the between-group least-squares mean absolute difference in the LDL cholesterol level was -132.1 mg per deciliter (95% CI, -175.3 to -88.9; P<0.001). The LDL cholesterol level was lower in the evinacumab group than in the placebo group in patients with null-null variants (-43.4% vs. +16.2%) and in those with non-null variants (-49.1% vs. -3.8%). Adverse events were similar in the two groups. CONCLUSIONS: In patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia receiving maximum doses of lipid-lowering therapy, the reduction from baseline in the LDL cholesterol level in the evinacumab group, as compared with the small increase in the placebo group, resulted in a between-group difference of 49.0 percentage points at 24 weeks. (Funded by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; ELIPSE HoFH ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT03399786.).


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Proteínas Semelhantes a Angiopoietina/antagonistas & inibidores , Anticorpos Monoclonais/uso terapêutico , Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/tratamento farmacológico , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Anticorpos Monoclonais/efeitos adversos , Anticorpos Monoclonais/sangue , Anticolesterolemiantes/efeitos adversos , Anticolesterolemiantes/sangue , Criança , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Homozigoto , Humanos , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/sangue , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/genética , Infusões Intravenosas , Análise dos Mínimos Quadrados , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Receptores de LDL/metabolismo , Adulto Jovem
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(34): e21754, 2020 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32846800

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RATIONALE: Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin 9 or PCSK9 is a protein whose main function is to regulate the number of low-density lipoprotein receptors (LDLR) present on the cell surface. Loss-of-function mutations in PCSK9 have been related to low LDL-cholesterol levels and a decrease in the risk of cardiovascular events. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present the case of a 27-year-old woman, offspring of a patient with familial homozygous hypercholesterolemia, who presented with mild-moderate hypercholesterolemia. DIAGNOSIS: Genetic analysis was performed by next generation sequencing using a customized panel of 198 genes. Sanger sequencing was used to confirm the presence of the variants of interest. The genetic analysis showed a pathogenic heterozygous mutation in LDLR [exon 6:c.902A>G:p(Asp301Gly)], as well as a loss-of-function heterozygous variant in PCSK9 [exon1:c.137 G>T:p.(Arg46Leu)]. The genetic analysis of the index case's mother revealed compound heterozygosity for 2 different mutations in LDLR [c.902A>G:p.(Asp301Gly); c.1646G>T:p.(Gly549Val)] in exon 6 and in exon 11, respectively, and the same loss-of-function variant in PCSK9 that had been found in her daughter [(PCSK9:exon1:c.137G>T:p.(Arg46Leu)]. The maternal grandfather of the index case presented the same genetic variants as his granddaughter. INTERVENTIONS: The index case did not receive any specific treatment for hypercholesterolemia. The loss-of-function variant in PCSK9 protected her from higher LDL-cholesterol levels, provided she kept partial activity of the LDLR. In her mother, instead, a PCSK9 inhibitor was tried but failed to achieve lipid control. The reason for this may be the complete absence in LDL receptor activity. LDL apheresis was started afterwards, resulting in adequate lipid level control. OUTCOMES: To the date, the index case has achieved to maintain adequate total and LDL-cholesterol levels without any other intervention. She has had no known cardiovascular complication. LESSONS: Loss-of-function mutations in PCSK9 could protect from developing more severe forms of hypercholesterolemia. The finding of these mutations (LDLR-PCSK9) in three consecutive generations could imply an adaptive mechanism against the development of hypercholesterolemia.


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Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/genética , Pró-Proteína Convertase 9/genética , Adulto , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Feminino , Humanos
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Life Sci ; 259: 118200, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32758621

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AIMS: Diet is one of the factors affecting the pathogenicity of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. Choline is a dietary component that is crucial for normal cellular function. However, choline intake imbalance can lead to liver injury, inflammation, and changes of the gut microbiota composition. The study aimed to explore the effects of choline supplementation on liver biology, gut microbiota, and inflammation in H. pylori-infected mice. MAIN METHODS: Liver function was detected by biochemical and histopathological analysis. Serum inflammatory markers were measured using ELISA. Fecal microbial profiles were determined via 16S rRNA sequencing. KEY FINDINGS: The results showed that choline supplementation decreased serum LDL level, while increased the activities of serum AST and ALT in normal BALB/c mice. Besides, choline also reduced hepatic SOD and GSH-Px activities, and elevated hepatic MDA level of H. pylori-infected mice. Moreover, choline markedly enhanced the concentrations of inflammatory factors including LPS, CRP, IL-6, TNF-α, and CXCL1 in H. pylori-infected mice. Meanwhile, choline and H. pylori cotreatment altered the richness and diversity of the mice gut microbiota, and increased the relative abundance of Escherichia_Shigella, which had a significant positive correlation with the levels of LPS, CRP, IL-6, TNF-α and CXCL1. SIGNIFICANCE: Our data suggest, for the first time, that choline can aggravate H. pylori-induced inflammation, which may be associated with the alterations of gut microbiota. This study may provide novel insights into the possible effects of food-derived choline on H. pylori infection-related diseases.


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Colina/efeitos adversos , Suplementos Nutricionais/efeitos adversos , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Helicobacter/microbiologia , Helicobacter pylori , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Dieta , Fezes/microbiologia , Feminino , Infecções por Helicobacter/patologia , Inflamação/sangue , Fígado/enzimologia , Fígado/patologia , Testes de Função Hepática , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética
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Cardiovasc Ther ; 2020: 5936748, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32636924

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Background: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disorder characterized by high levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). Because of underdiagnosis, acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is often the first clinical manifestation of FH. In Japan, there are few reports on the prevalence and diagnostic ratios of FH and the proportion of ACS among FH patients in clinical settings. Methods: This retrospective, observational study used anonymized data from electronic healthcare databases between April 2001 and March 2015 of patients who had ≥2 LDL-C measurements recorded after April 2009. The index date was defined as the date of the first LDL-C measurement after April 2009. The primary endpoint was the prevalence of definite or suspected FH; secondary endpoints included the proportion of FH patients hospitalized for ACS, the proportion of patients using lipid-lowering drugs (LLDs), and LDL-C levels. Results: Of the 187,781 patients screened, 1547 had definite or suspected FH (0.8%) based on data from the entire period; 832 patients with definite (n = 299, 0.16%) or suspected FH (n = 533, 0.28%) before the index date were identified in the main analysis cohort. LLDs were used in 214 definite FH patients (71.6%) and 137 suspected FH patients (25.7%). Among definite or suspected FH patients with ACS (n = 84) and without ACS (n = 748), 32.1% and 30.1% with definite FH and 3.2% and 2.4% with suspected FH had LDL-C levels < 2.6 mmol/L (<100 mg/dL), respectively. Sixty patients (7.2%) were hospitalized due to ACS at the index date. Conclusions: The prevalence of FH in this Japanese cohort of patients with ≥2 LDL-C measurements at hospitals was 0.8%, which is higher than that currently reported in epidemiological studies (0.2-0.5%). Patients with suspected FH, with or without ACS, had poorly controlled LDL-C levels and were undertreated. The proportion of FH patients who were hospitalized due to ACS was 7.2%.


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Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/epidemiologia , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/epidemiologia , Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/diagnóstico , Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/terapia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , Biomarcadores/sangue , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Bases de Dados Factuais , Regulação para Baixo , Registros Eletrônicos de Saúde , Feminino , Humanos , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/sangue , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/diagnóstico , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/tratamento farmacológico , Japão/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Admissão do Paciente , Prevalência , Estudos Retrospectivos
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PLoS Med ; 17(7): e1003121, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32673317

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BACKGROUND: Bempedoic acid is a first-in-class lipid-lowering drug recommended by guidelines for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. Our objective was to estimate its average effect on plasma lipids in humans and its safety profile. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis of phase II and III randomized controlled trials on bempedoic acid (PROSPERO: CRD42019129687). PubMed (Medline), Scopus, Google Scholar, and Web of Science databases were searched, with no language restriction, from inception to 5 August 2019. We included 10 RCTs (n = 3,788) comprising 26 arms (active arm [n = 2,460]; control arm [n = 1,328]). Effect sizes for changes in lipids and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) serum concentration were expressed as mean differences (MDs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs). For safety analyses, odds ratios (ORs) and 95% CIs were calculated using the Mantel-Haenszel method. Bempedoic acid significantly reduced total cholesterol (MD -14.94%; 95% CI -17.31%, -12.57%; p < 0.001), non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (MD -18.17%; 95% CI -21.14%, -15.19%; p < 0.001), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (MD -22.94%; 95% CI -26.63%, -19.25%; p < 0.001), low-density lipoprotein particle number (MD -20.67%; 95% CI -23.84%, -17.48%; p < 0.001), apolipoprotein B (MD -15.18%; 95% CI -17.41%, -12.95%; p < 0.001), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (MD -5.83%; 95% CI -6.14%, -5.52%; p < 0.001), high-density lipoprotein particle number (MD -3.21%; 95% CI -6.40%, -0.02%; p = 0.049), and hsCRP (MD -27.03%; 95% CI -31.42%, -22.64%; p < 0.001). Bempedoic acid did not significantly modify triglyceride level (MD -1.51%; 95% CI -3.75%, 0.74%; p = 0.189), very-low-density lipoprotein particle number (MD 3.79%; 95% CI -9.81%, 17.39%; p = 0.585), and apolipoprotein A-1 (MD -1.83%; 95% CI -5.23%, 1.56%; p = 0.290). Treatment with bempedoic acid was positively associated with an increased risk of discontinuation of treatment (OR 1.37; 95% CI 1.06, 1.76; p = 0.015), elevated serum uric acid (OR 3.55; 95% CI 1.03, 12.27; p = 0.045), elevated liver enzymes (OR 4.28; 95% CI 1.34, 13.71; p = 0.014), and elevated creatine kinase (OR 3.79; 95% CI 1.06, 13.51; p = 0.04), though it was strongly associated with a decreased risk of new onset or worsening diabetes (OR 0.59; 95% CI 0.39, 0.90; p = 0.01). The main limitation of this meta-analysis is related to the relatively small number of individuals involved in the studies, which were often short or middle term in length. CONCLUSIONS: Our results show that bempedoic acid has favorable effects on lipid profile and hsCRP levels and an acceptable safety profile. Further well-designed studies are needed to explore its longer-term safety.


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Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , Ácidos Dicarboxílicos/uso terapêutico , Ácidos Graxos/uso terapêutico , Hipercolesterolemia/tratamento farmacológico , Anticolesterolemiantes/efeitos adversos , Apolipoproteínas B/sangue , Colesterol/sangue , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Ensaios Clínicos Fase II como Assunto , Ensaios Clínicos Fase III como Assunto , Ácidos Dicarboxílicos/efeitos adversos , Ácidos Graxos/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Hipercolesterolemia/sangue , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/sangue , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto
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Intern Med ; 59(14): 1705-1710, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32669515

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Objective Lipoprotein (a), or Lp (a), has been shown to be associated with the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in populations of various ethnicities. This study aimed to investigate the association between serum Lp (a) and CKD in Japanese patients. Methods A total of 6,130 subjects who underwent a serum Lp (a) level assessment for any reason (e.g. any type of surgery requiring prolonged bed rest or risk factors for atherosclerosis, such as hypertension or diabetes) were retrospectively investigated at Kanazawa University Hospital from April 2004 to March 2014. Of these, 1,895 subjects were excluded because of the lack of clinical data. Subjects were assessed for Lp (a), low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, triglycerides, hypertension, diabetes, smoking, body mass index (BMI), coronary artery disease (CAD), and CKD (stage ≥3). Results When the study subjects were divided into quartiles of Lp (a) levels, significant trends were observed with regard to the presence of CKD (p = 2.7×10-13). A multiple regression analysis showed that Lp (a) was significantly associated with CKD [odds ratio (OR), 1.12; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.08-1.17; p = 1.3×10-7, per 10 mg/dL], independent of other classical risk factors, including age, gender, BMI, hypertension, diabetes, smoking, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. Under these conditions, Lp (a) was significantly associated with CAD (OR = 1.11, 95% CI = 1.06-1.16; p = 1.7×10-6, per 10 mg/dL), independent of other risk factors. Conclusion Serum Lp (a) was associated with CKD, independent of other classical risk factors in a Japanese population.


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Hiperlipidemias/complicações , Lipoproteína(a)/sangue , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/etiologia , Adulto , Idoso , Doenças Cardiovasculares/complicações , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/sangue , Feminino , Hospitalização , Humanos , Japão , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Razão de Chances , Curva ROC , Análise de Regressão , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Triglicerídeos/sangue
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Am J Cardiol ; 128: 163-167, 2020 08 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32650914

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Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors are novel drugs that provide striking lowering of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) when added to maximum tolerated therapy in patients with hypercholesterolemia. Ceramides, novel cardiac risk markers, have been associated with increased cardiovascular mortality, independent of traditional cardiovascular risk factors. The Ceramide Risk Score (CRS) predicts the likelihood of adverse cardiovascular events within 1 to 3 years in patients with coronary artery disease. The effect of PCSK9 inhibition on plasma ceramides is not well known. The study examines the effect of PCSK9 inhibitors on plasma ceramides and CRS in patients with clinical indication for this therapy. Retrospective chart review of consecutive patients with hypercholesterolemia on PCSK9 inhibitors was conducted (n = 24; Mayo Clinic 2015 to 2018). Plasma ceramides were measured before the initiation of PCSK9 inhibitors and 2 to 12 months after treatment. CRS was calculated before and after therapy based on individual plasma concentrations of 4 ceramides. Treatment with PCSK9 inhibitors was associated with significant reduction in mean CRS and individual ceramides levels (p <0.0001). CRS significantly improved with PCSK9 therapy. PCSK9 inhibitors significantly decreased LDL-C levels by 63% (p <0.0001). The absolute reduction in CRS did not correlate with the absolute reduction in LDL-C (r = 0.31; confidence interval -0.10 to 0.64), indicating that CRS may evaluate a different pathway for risk reduction beyond LDL-C lowering. In conclusion, treatment with PCSK9 inhibitors is associated with significant reduction in CRS and distinct ceramide levels.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , Ceramidas/sangue , Hipercolesterolemia/tratamento farmacológico , Pró-Proteína Convertase 9/antagonistas & inibidores , 1-Alquil-2-acetilglicerofosfocolina Esterase/sangue , Idoso , Apolipoproteína A-I/sangue , Apolipoproteínas B/sangue , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Feminino , Humanos , Hipercolesterolemia/sangue , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/sangue , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/tratamento farmacológico , Lipoproteína(a)/sangue , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Am J Cardiol ; 128: 28-34, 2020 08 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32650921

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Involvement of atherosclerosis in extracardiac vascular territories may identify coronary artery disease (CAD) patients at higher risk for adverse events. We investigated the long-term prognostic implications of polyvascular disease in patients with CAD, and further analyzed lipid goal attainment and its relation to patient outcomes. The study was a retrospective analysis of 10,297 patients who underwent coronary revascularization, categorized as having CAD alone (83.1%) or with multisite artery disease (MSAD) (16.9%) including cerebrovascular disease (CBVD) and/or peripheral artery disease (PAD). Incidence rates and hazard ratios (HR) for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) (myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, or all-cause death) according to vascular territories involved, and in relation to most-recent lipid levels attained, were analyzed. Patients with MSAD were older with higher burden of co-morbidities. The rate of MACE (myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, or all-cause death) and its individual components increased with the number of affected vascular beds. Adjusted HR (95% confidence interval) for MACE was 1.41 (1.24 to 1.59) in patients with CAD and CBVD, 1.46 (1.33 to 1.62) in CAD and PAD, and 1.69 (1.49 to 1.92) in those with CAD and CBVD and PAD, compared with CAD alone. Most-recent low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels <55 mg/dl and <70 mg/dl were attained by 21.8% and 44.6% of patients with CAD alone, in comparison to 22.7% and 43.3% in MSAD. Compared with patients with most-recent LDL-C > 100 mg/dl, attaining LDL-C < 70 mg/dl had an adjusted HR for MACE of 0.52 (0.47 to 0.57) in CAD only patients and 0.66 (0.57 to 0.78) in MSAD patients. In conclusion, the presence of CBVD and/or PAD in patients with CAD is associated with higher burden of co-morbidities and progressive increase in long-term MACE. More than half of CAD patients with or without MSAD do not achieve lipid goals, which are associated with a significantly lower risk for adverse events.


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Transtornos Cerebrovasculares/epidemiologia , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/cirurgia , Hipercolesterolemia/terapia , Infarto do Miocárdio/epidemiologia , Revascularização Miocárdica , Doença Arterial Periférica/epidemiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/epidemiologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Angina Instável/epidemiologia , Angina Instável/cirurgia , Aneurisma da Aorta Abdominal/epidemiologia , Causas de Morte , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Comorbidade , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/sangue , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Hipercolesterolemia/sangue , Hipercolesterolemia/epidemiologia , Incidência , Israel/epidemiologia , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mortalidade , Infarto do Miocárdio sem Supradesnível do Segmento ST/epidemiologia , Infarto do Miocárdio sem Supradesnível do Segmento ST/cirurgia , Prognóstico , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Estudos Retrospectivos , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/epidemiologia , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/cirurgia
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High Blood Press Cardiovasc Prev ; 27(4): 331-338, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32651891

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INTRODUCTION: Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitors (PCSK9i) are proven to have profound lowering of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in patients with clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or familial hypercholesterolemia. AIM: The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate PCSK9i utilization in older adults, with a focus on efficacy outcomes within 6 months of initiation. Secondary outcomes included tolerability, out-of-pocket expenses (OPE), and barriers to initiation of therapy. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients ≥ 65 years prescribed PCSK9i therapy by a pharmacist-run lipid clinic within a cardiology practice. RESULTS: A total of 136 older adults were prescribed PCSK9i therapy for a Food and Drug Administration-approved indication between September 2015 and March 2019 with 98 patients included in the analyses. In terms of efficacy, 51 patients who took ≥ 3 doses of PCSK9i with baseline and follow-up lipid panels were assessed. On average, LDL-C reduced by 60% (169-67 mg/dL, p < 0.001). For tolerability, 15 patients reported treatment-emergent side effects, resulting in 10 therapy discontinuations. For the cost analysis, 72 patients reported anticipated OPE for 1 month of therapy. Ultimately 17 patients were approved for manufacturer patient assistance with $0 OPE and 31 patients utilized insurance coverage to obtain therapy reporting a median OPE of $9 United States Dollars ($0-$450). The main barrier to initiation was high OPE. CONCLUSIONS: PCSK9i are effective at lowering LDL-C in older adults. Tolerability was high among patients without a history of statin intolerance. PCSK9i remain high-cost medications to both insurance companies and patients in terms of cost-sharing responsibilities.


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Anticolesterolemiantes/economia , Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , Aterosclerose/tratamento farmacológico , Aterosclerose/economia , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Custos de Medicamentos , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/tratamento farmacológico , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/economia , Pró-Proteína Convertase 9/antagonistas & inibidores , Inibidores de Serino Proteinase/economia , Inibidores de Serino Proteinase/uso terapêutico , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anticolesterolemiantes/efeitos adversos , Aterosclerose/sangue , Aterosclerose/diagnóstico , Biomarcadores/sangue , Regulação para Baixo , Feminino , Gastos em Saúde , Humanos , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/sangue , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/diagnóstico , Seguro de Serviços Farmacêuticos/economia , Masculino , Pró-Proteína Convertase 9/metabolismo , Estudos Retrospectivos , Inibidores de Serino Proteinase/efeitos adversos , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol ; 40(9): 2310-2321, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32611242

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OBJECTIVE: Plant stanol ester supplementation (2-3 g plant stanols/d) reduces plasma LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol concentration by 9% to 12% and is, therefore, recommended as part of prevention and treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. In addition to plasma LDL-cholesterol concentration, also qualitative properties of LDL particles can influence atherogenesis. However, the effect of plant stanol ester consumption on the proatherogenic properties of LDL has not been studied. Approach and Results: Study subjects (n=90) were randomized to consume either a plant stanol ester-enriched spread (3.0 g plant stanols/d) or the same spread without added plant stanol esters for 6 months. Blood samples were taken at baseline and after the intervention. The aggregation susceptibility of LDL particles was analyzed by inducing aggregation of isolated LDL and following aggregate formation. LDL lipidome was determined by mass spectrometry. Binding of serum lipoproteins to proteoglycans was measured using a microtiter well-based assay. LDL aggregation susceptibility was decreased in the plant stanol ester group, and the median aggregate size after incubation for 2 hours decreased from 1490 to 620 nm, P=0.001. Plant stanol ester-induced decrease in LDL aggregation was more extensive in participants having body mass index<25 kg/m2. Decreased LDL aggregation susceptibility was associated with decreased proportion of LDL-sphingomyelins and increased proportion of LDL-triacylglycerols. LDL binding to proteoglycans was decreased in the plant stanol ester group, the decrease depending on decreased serum LDL-cholesterol concentration. CONCLUSIONS: Consumption of plant stanol esters decreases the aggregation susceptibility of LDL particles by modifying LDL lipidome. The resulting improvement of LDL quality may be beneficial for cardiovascular health. Registration: URL: https://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT01315964.


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Dieta , Ésteres/administração & dosagem , Hipercolesterolemia/dietoterapia , Lipoproteínas LDL/sangue , Fitosteróis/administração & dosagem , Agregados Proteicos , Adulto , Idoso , Biomarcadores/sangue , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Finlândia , Humanos , Hipercolesterolemia/sangue , Hipercolesterolemia/diagnóstico , Lipidômica , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteoglicanas/sangue , Esfingomielinas/sangue , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento , Triglicerídeos/sangue , Adulto Jovem
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Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol ; 319(2): H481-H487, 2020 08 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32678706

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Modifiable cardiometabolic risk factors induce the release of proinflammatory cytokines and reactive oxygen species from circulating peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), resulting in increased cardiovascular disease risk and compromised immune health. These changes may be driven by metabolic reprogramming of PBMCs, resulting in reduced mitochondrial respiration; however, this has not been fully tested. We aimed to determine the independent associations between cardiometabolic risk factors including BMI, blood pressure, fasting glucose, and plasma lipids with mitochondrial respiration in PBMCs isolated from generally healthy individuals (n = 21) across the adult lifespan (12 men/9 women; age, 56 ± 21 yr; age range, 22-78 yr; body mass index, 27.9 ± 5.7 kg/m2; blood pressure, 123 ± 16/72 ± 10 mmHg; glucose, 90 ± 14 mg/dL; low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), 111 ± 22 mg/dL; and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), 62 ± 16 mg/dL). PBMCs were isolated from whole blood by density-dependent centrifugation and used to assess mitochondrial function by respirometry. Primary outcomes included basal and maximal oxygen consumption rate (OCR), which were subsequently used to determine spare respiratory capacity and OCR metabolic potential. After we corrected for systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), and blood glucose, LDL-C was negatively associated with maximal respiration (r = -0.56, P = 0.016), spare respiratory capacity (r = -0.58, P = 0.012), and OCR metabolic potential (r = -0.71, P = 0.0011). In addition, SBP was negatively associated with OCR metabolic potential (r = -0.62, P = 0.0056) after we corrected for DBP, blood glucose, and LDL-C. These data suggest a link between blood cholesterol, SBP, and mitochondrial health that may provide insight into how cardiometabolic risk factors contribute to impaired immune cell function.NEW & NOTEWORTHY Independent of other cardiometabolic risk factors, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and systolic blood pressure were found to be negatively associated with several parameters of mitochondrial respiration in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of healthy adults. These data suggest that low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and systolic blood pressure may induce metabolic reprogramming of immune cells, contributing to increased cardiovascular disease risk and impaired immune health.


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Pressão Sanguínea , Respiração Celular , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Leucócitos Mononucleares/metabolismo , Síndrome Metabólica/metabolismo , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Biomarcadores/sangue , Glicemia/análise , Índice de Massa Corporal , Jejum/sangue , Feminino , Humanos , Leucócitos Mononucleares/imunologia , Masculino , Síndrome Metabólica/diagnóstico , Síndrome Metabólica/imunologia , Síndrome Metabólica/fisiopatologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mitocôndrias/imunologia , Consumo de Oxigênio , Fatores de Risco , Adulto Jovem
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