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Bäumer Anselm T - - 2007
The vascular NAD(P)H oxidase contributes to endothelial dysfunction and high blood pressure in the spontaneously hypertensive rat by enhancing superoxide production. We investigated the effects of apocynin, a NAD(P)H oxidase inhibitor, on blood pressure and vascular radical and nitric oxide formation in SHR and compared its effects to the calcium ...
Tinel Hanna - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The antihypertensive and organ-protective effects of the combination of the angiotensin II type 1 receptor blocker losartan and the calcium channel blocker nifedipine were examined in Dahl salt-sensitive rats. METHODS: The rats fed with a high-salt diet developed hypertension accompanied by aorta and heart hypertrophy, and impaired renal function. ...
Davenport Kim - - 2007
Drugs are increasingly being used to promote stone passage in renal colic. Diclofenac, nifedipine and tamsulosin cause ureteric smooth muscle relaxation in vitro; however, in clinical trials nifedipine and tamsulosin promote stone passage whereas diclofenac has no apparent benefit. We adapted a ureteric pressure transducer catheter in an attempt to ...
Killeen M J MJ Physiological Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. - - 2007
We resolved roles for early afterdepolarizations (EADs) and transmural gradients of repolarization in arrhythmogenesis in Langendorff-perfused hypokalaemic murine hearts paced from the right ventricular epicardium. Left ventricular epicardial and endocardial monophasic action potentials (MAPs) and arrhythmogenic tendency were compared in the presence and absence of the L-type Ca(2+) channel blocker ...
Beckey Cherylyn - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature regarding the efficacy, tolerability, and utility of lercanidipine in the treatment of hypertension. DATA SOURCES: A search of the literature was performed using MEDLINE (1966-September 2006), EMBASE Drugs and Pharmacology (1980-September 2006), and Current Contents/Clinical Medicine (week 24, 2005-week 30, 2006). Package inserts from lercanidipine, ...
Sudano Isabella - - 2007
Essential hypertension is associated with enhanced biological activity of endothelin-1 (ET-1) and impaired endothelium-dependent vasodilatation. Dihydropyridine calcium antagonists have antioxidant activity in vitro, and they improve endothelial function in vivo. We tested whether calcium antagonists also influence the biological activity of ET-1 in essential hypertensive (EH) patients in the presence ...
Bhattacharya Sanjoy K - - 2006
PURPOSE: To demonstrate that elevated pressure increases the peptidyl arginine deiminase 2 (PAD2) expression in cultured astrocytes in vitro that can be modulated by pharmacological agents modulating intracellular calcium. METHODS: Isolated rat brain astrocytes were subjected to pressure treatment. Western and immunohistochemical analyses detected PAD2 protein expression. Calcium measurements were ...
Olatunji L A - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Administration of oral contraceptive (OC) steroids is associated with an increased risk of developing hypertension, although the mechanisms underlying this effect are not well established. This study therefore sought to investigate the effect of L-type calcium channel blocker, nifedipine on OC-induced hypertension. METHODS: Female Sprague-Dawley rats received OC (norgestrel/ethinyloestradiol) ...
Ikeda Jun-ichi - - 2006
To compare the antianginal effects of 1,4-dihydropyridine-type calcium-channel blockers, we evaluated the effects of benidipine, amlodipine, nifedipine, and efonidipine on vasopressin-induced myocardial ischemia in rats, an experimental model of angina. Intravenous administration of benidipine (3 microg/kg), amlodipine (1000 microg/kg), and nifedipine (100 microg/kg) suppressed the vasopressin-induced S-wave depression, an index ...
Saito Ikuo - - 2006
This study was designed to compare the clinical efficacy of two calcium channel blocker-based combination therapies with an angiotensin receptor blocker in Japanese patients with essential hypertension. A 16-week, double-blind, parallel-arm, randomized clinical trial was performed to compare the efficacy and safety of the combination therapy of controlled release nifedipine ...
Kolb Brittany - - 2007
Transfer function analysis of blood pressure and cerebral blood flow in humans demonstrated that cerebrovascular autoregulation operates most effectively for slow fluctuations in perfusion pressure, not exceeding a frequency of approximately 0.15 Hz. No information on the dynamic properties of cerebrovascular autoregulation is available in rats. Therefore, we tested the ...
Noda Toshitaka - - 2006
Nifedipine 10 mg, administered sublingually to 12 patients following diagnostic cardiac catheterization, caused reduction in systemic resistance, and change of impedance together with alteration in contour of the ascending aortic and left ventricular pressure waves. The substantial reduction in ascending aortic and left ventricular systolic pressure with nifedipine occurred despite ...
Rosa Francisco - - 2006
The crustacean nervous system is an important source of substances with diverse biological activities, particularly affecting invertebrate cardiocirculatory physiology. However, the effects of these substances on the cardiovascular system of higher vertebrates are not very well documented. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a cardioexcitatory ...
Steinberger, Richard E.
Ten spinal-cord-injured males who exhibited autonomic dysreflexia during electro-ejaculationwere given sublingual calcium channel blocker nifedipine pretreatment to prevent this complication. Nifedipine was successful in decreasing peak systolic, diastolic, and mean blood pressures during the procedure. The use of nifedipine resulted in fewer aborted trials and allowed higher energy delivery during ...
JasiƄska Magdalena - - 2006
Recent findings in vitro have shown that statins could reduce cardiomyocyte viability. The correlation between statin cardiotoxicity, assessed in vitro, and cardiac efficiency, investigated in vivo has not been estimated so far. The aim of the present experiment was to establish the impact of high-dose simvastatin on the hemodynamic parameters, ...
Kang Jaemin - - 2006
We have conducted a preliminary evaluation of the use of a code division multiple access (CDMA)-based emergency telemedicine system to be used by emergency rescuers providing first-aid treatment for patients. The prototype system included five instrumentation modules for measuring non-invasive arterial blood pressure (NIBP), arterial oxygen saturation (SpO(2)), six-channel electrocardiogram ...
Perrotti Pasquale - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess whether topical anorectal application of an ointment containing nifedipine (0.3% w/w) and lignocaine (lidocaine) [1.5% w/w] to healthy adult volunteers gives rise to pharmacologically relevant serum levels of the active ingredients and has any haemodynamic effects or side effects. METHODS: A dose of 3g ...
Yun H-Y - - 2005
PURPOSE: This study examined the relationship between the plasma concentration of benidipine, a long-lasting antihypertensive agent with Ca(2+)-channel-blocking properties, and its cardiovascular effects (reduction in blood pressure and increase in heart rate) in order to assess the usefulness of pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) modelling in describing this relationship. METHODS: Two groups of ...
Lu Li-Hua - - 2005
This study was designed to investigate the effect of end-organ damage (EOD), the initial blood pressure levels, and baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) on the blood pressure-lowering effect of nifedipine in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). Nifedipine was intravenously administered at a dose of 1 mg/kg. BP was continuously recorded in the conscious ...
Nishiyama Akira - - 2006
A close relationship between changes in renal interstitial fluid (RIF) ATP concentrations and renal autoregulatory or tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF)-dependent changes in renal vascular resistance (RVR) has been demonstrated, but it has not been determined whether the changes in RIF ATP are a consequence or the cause of the changes in ...
Sal'nikov S N - - 2005
The effect of 10 mg nifedipine on cerebral oxygenation was studied in healthy individuals. The duration of investigation was 30 min or 3 h. Nifedipine appreciably increased cerebral oxygenation (by 5.9%, p<0.01) against the background of significant increase in heart rate and negligible decrease in systolic arterial pressure. Drowsiness was ...
Heagerty A M - - 2005
Hypertension is a major cardiovascular risk factor, and its increasing prevalence is of great clinical concern. Despite the availability of numerous effective therapies, hypertension remains under-diagnosed and under-treated. Hypertension often coexists with other risk factors, and current guidelines recommend a multifactorial approach to management, with the aim of not only ...
McCord Jennifer L - - 2006
The early (approximately 30 min) postexercise hypotension response after a session of aerobic exercise is due in part to H1-receptor-mediated vasodilation. The purpose of this study was to determine the potential contribution of H2-receptor-mediated vasodilation to postexercise hypotension. We studied 10 healthy normotensive men and women (ages 23.7 +/- 3.4 ...
Agabiti Rosei Enrico - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Calcium antagonists, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and other drug classes either alone or in combination have been recommended for the treatment of hypertension. Nifedipine gastrointestinal therapeutic system (GITS) 20 mg is a new low-dose formulation with an improved tolerability. The aim of the present study was to compare the ...
Ueng Kwo-Chang - - 2005
AIMS: This post-marketing surveillance study assessed the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of the treatment with nifedipine OROS in hypertensive patients in Taiwan. RESULTS: A total of 2044 patients were included in 204 outpatient clinics. Patients received 30 mg or 60 mg of nifedipine OROS. Mean treatment duration was 15.8 weeks. ...
Panneerselvam Jayabal - - 2005
This study assessed and compared the effects of Balsamodendron mukul (an extract of the gum of a small tree) and nifedipine (a calcium-channel-blocking reference drug) on blood pressure, lipids, lipoproteins, and phospholipids in randomly selected patients with essential hypertension. Fifty-seven newly diagnosed hypertensive patients were randomly divided into three groups. ...
Castaneda M Patricia - - 2005
Short-acting nifedipine is still advocated for use in children with severe hypertension, but is no longer recommended for use in adults because of adverse effects from rapid blood pressure reduction. A 19 year-old adolescent with symptomatic, severe hypertension (blood pressure 180/120) received 10 mg of short-acting nifedipine sublingually for blood ...
Lima J J - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To formulate and evaluate a pharmacodynamic model that characterizes the effects of S-verapamil on the circadian 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure (ABP). METHODS: ABP was recorded in 19 hypertensive patients off drug, and following administration of the targeted dose of COER-V given once daily for at least 30 days. Blood ...
Lubsen Jacobus - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of nifedipine GITS on clinical outcome in patients with concurrent stable angina and hypertension. METHODS: Data from the double-blind placebo-controlled ACTION trial was stratified for hypertension (blood pressure > or = 140/90 mmHg), at baseline. RESULTS: A total of 52% of 7665 ACTION patients were ...
Pontremoli Roberto - - 2005
Hypertension is an important modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease; its prevention and treatment currently represent major health concerns around the world, especially in western countries. Effective, well-tolerated drugs such as dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers, to be used either alone or in combination treatments, play a key role in reducing ...
Rosei Enrico Agabiti - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Calcium antagonists, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and other drug classes either alone or in combination have been recommended for the treatment of hypertension. Nifedipine gastrointestinal therapeutic system (GITS) 20 mg is a new low-dose formulation with an improved tolerability. The aim of the present study was to compare the ...
Borghi Claudio - - 2005
Lercanidipine is a lipophilic, dihydropyridine calcium antagonist with a long receptor half-life. Its slow onset of action helps to avoid reflex tachycardia associated with other dihydropyridines (DHPs). It produces even and sustained blood pressure lowering with once-daily dosing. It has equivalent antihypertensive efficacy to many other agents and is effective ...
Sabharwal Nikant Kumar NK Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex, - - 2005
Imidapril is an ACE inhibitor that is licensed for use in the treatment of hypertension. Studies assessing regression of left ventricular hypertrophy are limited, especially those comparing imidapril with other antihypertensive agents. Single-centre, randomised, double-blind, double-dummy, parallel-group study carried out in a district general hospital. Eighty-six patients with untreated hypertension ...
Reed Matthew - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of hypotension and bradyarrhythmia caused by verapamil toxicity in a patient prescribed telithromycin. CASE SUMMARY: A 76-year-old white woman receiving verapamil 180 mg/day for hypertension experienced a sudden onset of shortness of breath and weakness and was found to be profoundly hypotensive and bradycardic, with ...
Munakata Masanori - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of long-term antihypertensive treatment on brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (PWV), a marker of systemic arterial stiffness, between angiotensin II receptor blocker valsartan and long-acting calcium channel blocker nifedipine coat-core. METHODS: Forty-one patients (54 +/- 3 years of age, 20 ...
Jerums G - - 2004
AIMS: To assess the efficacy of an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor (perindopril), a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker (sustained release nifedipine) and placebo in preventing the progression of albuminuria and decline in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in patients with Type 2 diabetes and microalbuminaria. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, open, blinded ...
Girvin Briegeen G - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: To compare blood pressure control during 7 days of drug omission in patients taking bendroflumethiazide 2.5 mg, nifedipine LA 30 mg or enalapril 20 mg once daily and, secondarily, to measure patient compliance. METHODS: Twenty-four patients with hypertension were assigned, in a random crossover fashion, to a sequence of ...
Ruzicka Marcel - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Dihydropyridines have both sympathoexcitatory and sympathoinhibitory effects. To date, the latter have been characterized only in animals. During chronic treatment with long-acting dihydropyridines, sympathoexcitatory effects mediated via the arterial baroreflex are unlikely. However, increases in plasma angiotensin II in response to dihydropyridines could contribute to increases in sympathetic activity ...
Yanturali S - - 2004
Patients with severely increased blood pressure often present to the emergency department. Rapid lowering of blood pressure can precipitate or worsen end organ damage. We report two cases that developed cerebrovascular and cardiovascular adverse events associated with aggressive treatment of increased blood pressure by the use of sublingual nifedipine capsule. ...
Minami Junichi - - 2004
Nifedipine is a short-acting calcium antagonist formulated into several different oral preparations, each of which may have different effects on haemodynamics and autonomic nervous function. We compared the effects of nifedipine controlled-release (CR) and nifedipine retard on 24-h blood pressure, heart rate, rate-pressure product, and power spectral measures of heart ...
Kojima Masayoshi - - 2004
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Since antihypertensive effects of most calcium channel blockers largely depend on their plasma concentrations, a rapid increase in blood pressure may occur as circulating levels of such blockers decrease after hemodialysis. Thus, the effects of benidipine and nifedipine CR (extended-release coated tablets, Adalat CR), which are long-acting calcium channel ...
Cherubini Antonio - - 2003
This study was conducted to compare the antihypertensive efficacy and safety of lercanidipine with those of lacidipine and nifedipine gastrointestinal therapeutic systems in patients aged 65 years or above with mild-to-moderate hypertension. Patients were randomized to receive lercanidipine 5 mg, lacidipine 2 mg, or nifedipine 30 mg for 24 weeks. ...
Bellinghieri Guido - - 2003
Several studies suggest the distinctive advantages of ACE-inhibitors and calcium-channel blockers in protecting the residual renal function in hypertensive patients. Pre-clinical and clinical studies have shown rare adverse events in the treatment with manidipine, which is commonly used as antihypertensive drug. We therefore decided to compare the effects of manidipine ...
Joubert K E - - 2003
Diminazene aceturate is a commonly used antibabesial agent. It has been postulated that diminazine may induce a decrease in blood pressure and exacerbate the hypotension presented in dogs with babesiosis. This study was undertaken to assess the effect of diminazine aceturate on the blood pressure of healthy dogs. Six healthy ...
Koldas Lale - - 2003
The short-term (three months) effects of rilmenidine on systemic hypertension induced left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and left ventricular systolic and diastolic functions in comparison with those of perindopril and nifedipine-slow release (SR) formulation were studied. The short-term effects of rilmenidine on biochemical parameters and lipid profiles were evaluated. Sixty patients ...
Romito Roberta - - 2003
This multicenter, double-blind, parallel-group study compared the effects of three dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers (lercanidipine, felodipine, and nifedipine gastrointestinal therapeutic system) on blood pressure and heart rate in 250 patients with mild to moderate hypertension (diastolic blood pressure > or =95 and 109 mm Hg). Patients were randomized to 4 ...
Papatsonis D N M - - 2003
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to compare the hemodynamic and metabolic changes after ritodrine and nifedipine tocolysis. METHODS: For an open randomized study, patients with preterm labor (N=185) were allocated to groups to receive ritodrine intravenously (N=90) or nifedipine orally (N=95). RESULTS: The mean diastolic blood pressure was ...
Sakaki Takatoshi - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Administration of short-acting antihypertensive agents to patients with ischemic heart disease results in increased sympathetic nervous activity and is associated with worsened outcomes. Cilnidipine is an agent which blocks not only L-type calcium channels at the smooth muscle in the artery, but also N-type calcium channels at the presynaptic ...
Terpstra Willem F - - 2003
Experimental and clinical evidence suggests that calcium-channel blockers may retard the atherosclerotic process after long-term treatment. Whether these effects exist after intermediate-term treatment in hypertensive patients is mainly unknown. To determine the 26-week effects of the long-acting calcium-channel blocker nifedipine on intima media thickness (IMT) in newly found hypertensive patients. ...
Kawano Hiroaki - - 2003
Although the blood pressure-lowering action of some long-acting calcium antagonists may last more than 24 h, some patients taking this drug still experience a morning surge, i.e. an early morning increase in blood pressure. We evaluated this morning surge in three hypertensive patients with morning surge after administration of antihypertensive ...
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