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Analysis of PTR data revealed no significant difference between the group mean PTR values at day 22 and those at day 15 (P=0.699). S-warfarin concentrations in plasma and urine, as well as the urinary concentrations of the metabolites of warfarin, were not affected by concomitant single- or multiple-dose administration of irbesartan. Plasma C(min) concentrations of S-warfarin and irbesartan were also not affected.
Thirty-two patients were included (Child A/B/C: 13/18/1, etiology: 16 alcohol, 13 viral, 3 other; bilirubin 1.4 +/- 1.1 mg/dL, creatinine 0.86 +/- 0.20 mg/dL, baseline hepatic venous pressure gradient 18.7 +/- 5.3 mmHg). All patients received 20 mg propranolol b.i.d. Additionally, they randomly received either placebo (N = 15) or irbesartan (step-up dosage titration up to 300 mg/d, N = 17). Patients were followed at weekly intervals, re-evaluation of hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) was performed after 8 wk.
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The human umbilical vein endothelial cell line EA.hy926 was grown for 72 hours after treatment with different concentrations of irbesartan. The cell proliferative capacity was assessed by CCK8 assay at 24, 48 and 72 hours. Gene expression levels in EA.hy926 cells responding to irbesartan were measured under optimal proliferation conditions by microarray analysis using Affymetrix U133 plus 2.0. The differential expression of genes involved in angiogenesis was identified through cluster analysis of the resulting microarray data. Quantitative RT-PCR and Western blotting analyses were used to validate differential gene expression related to the angiogenesis process.
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The results indicated that the blood lipid, uric acid, urea nitrogen, and creatinine of db/db mice increased significantly. There are obvious vacuolar degeneration and ballooned hepatocytes around the central vein of db/db mouse liver. Kidney biopsy found glomerular hypertrophy of glomerular, mesangial thickening, and vacuolar degeneration. Irbesartan can decrease the blood pressure, blood lipid, and kidney lipid. But it has no effects on blood glucose and liver lipid. It can improve the function and pathological change of kidney of db/db mice. But it has no effects on pathological change of adipose tissue and liver.
In the pithed rat model endogenously generated angiotensin II facilitates neurally mediated increments in vascular resistance. Without the administration of the angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) antagonist, irbesartan, the facilitating effect of AVP was not visible. However, after the administration of the AT1 antagonist, irbesartan, the facilitating effect of AVP became apparent. The stimulation-induced rise in diastolic blood pressure (DBP) was enhanced in the presence of AVP from 63.7 +/- 4.5 to 78.6 +/- 4.2 mmHg, at a stimulation frequency of 4 Hz. The vasopressin receptor V1 antagonist, SR-49059, completely inhibited this AVP-induced facilitation, whereas the V2 antagonist, SR-121463B, or the V2 agonist, desmopressin, did not. The DRC of exogenously administered NA was not influenced by AVP.
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A selective, accurate, precise and reproducible high-performance liquid chromatographic assay was developed for the quantitation of irbesartan, an angiotensin II antagonist, in human plasma and urine samples. The method involved solid-phase extraction of irbesartan and internal standard (I.S.) using a 100-mg Isolute CN cartridge. A portion of the eluate was injected onto an ODS analytical column connected to a fluorescence detector that was set at an excitation wavelength of 250 nm and an emission wavelength of 371 nm. The mobile phase consisted of 50% acetonitrile and a 50% weak phosphate-triethylamine solution, pH 3.5, at a flow-rate of 0.8 ml/min. The assay was linear from 1 to 1000 ng/ml with both plasma and urine. In either matrix, the lower limit of quantitation was 1 ng/ml. The analyses of quality control samples indicated that the nominal values could be predicted with an accuracy >95%. The inter- and intra-day coefficients of variation for the analyses in both matrices were <8%. Irbesartan was stable in both human plasma and urine for at least seven months at -20 degrees C. The application of the assay to a pharmacokinetic study is described.
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The aim of this study was to compare the concentration of osteoprotegerin (OPG), receptor activator of nuclear factor kappaB ligand (RANKL), and osteopontin (OPN) in stable (asymptomatic) and unstable (symptomatic) carotid atherosclerosis. In addition, we were interested in the effect of angiotensin II blockade on the secretion of these proteins by unstable atherosclerosis.
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Inhibition of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) in the setting of chronic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction has been demonstrated to have beneficial effects on survival and symptoms. However, whether ACE inhibition has direct effects on myocyte contractile processes and if these effects are mediated primarily through the AT1 angiotensin-II receptor subtype remains unclear. The present project examined the relationship between changes in LV and myocyte function and beta adrenergic receptor transduction in four groups of six dogs each: (1) Rapid Pace: LV failure induced by chronic rapid pacing (4 weeks; 216 +/- 2 bpm); (2) Rapid Pace/ACEI: concomitant ACE inhibition (ACEI: fosinopril 30 mg/kg b.i.d.) with chronic pacing; (3) Rapid Pace/AT1 Block: concomitant AT1 Ang-II receptor blockade [Irbesartan: SR 47436(BMS-186295) 30 mg/kg b.i.d.] with chronic pacing; and (4) CONTROL: sham controls. With Rapid Pace, the LV end-diastolic volume increased by 62% and the ejection fraction decreased by 53% from control. With Rapid Pace/ACEI, the LV end-diastolic volume was reduced by 24% and the ejection fraction increased by 26% from Rapid Pace only values. Rapid Pace/AT1 Block did not improve LV geometry or function from Rapid Pace values. Myocyte contractile function decreased by 40% with Rapid Pace and increased from this value by 32% with Rapid Pace/ACEI. Rapid Pace/AT1 Block had no effect on myocyte function when compared with Rapid Pace values. With Rapid Pace/ACEI, beta receptor density and cyclic AMP production were normalized and associated with an improvement in myocyte beta adrenergic response compared with Rapid Pace only. Although Rapid Pace/AT1 also normalized beta receptor density, cyclic AMP production was unchanged and myocyte beta adrenergic response was reduced by 15% compared with Rapid Pace only. ACE inhibition with chronic rapid pacing improved LV and myocyte geometry and function, and normalized beta receptor density and cyclic AMP production. However, AT1 Ang-II receptor blockade with chronic rapid pacing failed to provide similar protective effects on LV and myocyte geometry and function. These unique findings suggest that the effects of ACE inhibition on LV geometry and myocyte contractile processes in the setting of developing LV failure are not primarily caused by modulation of AT1 Ang-II receptor activation.
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The composite cardiovascular event rate did not differ in patients with type 2 diabetes and overt nephropathy treated with irbesartan, amlodipine, or placebo in addition to conventional antihypertensive therapy.
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Several evidences indicate that increased cardiac mitochondrial monoamine oxidase type A (MAO-A) activity associates with a failing phenotype. Till now, the mechanism underlying such relation is largely unknown. We explored the hypothesis that exposure of cardiomyocytes to AT-II caused activation of MAO-A and also of catalase and aldehyde dehydrogenase activities, enzymes involved in degrading MAO's end products. Left ventricular cardiomyocytes were isolated from normoglycemic (N) and streptozotocin-injected (50 mg/kg) rats (D) treated or not treated with losartan (20 mg/kg/day in drinking water; DLos and NLos, respectively), a type 1 receptor (AT1) antagonist, for 3 weeks. In each group of cells, MAO, catalase and aldehyde dehydrogenase activities were measured radiochemically and spectrophotometrically. The same enzymes were also measured in HL-1 immortalized cardiomyocytes not exposed and exposed to AT-II (100 nM for 18 h) in the absence and in the presence of irbesartan (1 μM), an AT1 antagonist. MAO-A catalase and aldehyde dehydrogenase activities were found significantly higher in D, than in N cells. MAO-A positively correlated with catalase activity in D cells. MAO-A and aldehyde dehydrogenase but not catalase over-activation, were prevented in DLos cells. Similarly, MAO-A activity, but not catalase and aldehyde dehydrogenase increased significantly in HL-1 cells acutely exposed to AT-II and this increase was prevented when irbesartan, an AT1 antagonist was present. Over-activation of cardiomyocyte MAO-A activity is among acute (18 h) and short-term (2-weeks of diabetes) cardiac effects of AT-II and a novel target of AT1 antagonists, first line treatments of diabetic cardiomyopathy.
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Patients treated with amiodarone plus irbesartan had a lower rate of recurrence of atrial fibrillation than did patients treated with amiodarone alone.
Articles were identified based on a search of the PubMed databases using the keywords 'irbesartan', 'ESRD', 'cost-effectiveness', 'nephropathy' and 'costs', and by personal communication with the authors. Only studies published in the last 10 years were included. All costs data from the cost-effectiveness studies were inflated to 2003 Euros using published governmental conversion tables.
Ventricular CT-1 in the model control group and the treatment group was higher than that in the control group and the correlation analysis showed that ventricular CT-1 of the model control group was positively correlated with the left ventricular weight index, and CT-1 of the treatment group was lower than that of the model control group.
Increased angiotensin II levels and insulin resistance coexist at the early stages of cardiomyopathies. To determine whether angiotensin II increases insulin resistance in cardiomyocytes, we studied the effect of angiotensin II on basal and insulin-stimulated transport rate of energy substrates in immortalized cardiomyocytes (HL-1 cells).
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The bioavailability of two 300 mg irbesartan (CAS 138402-11-6)/12.5 mg hydrochlorothiazide (CAS 58-93-5) tablet formulations was compared, using Co-Ir-vell tablets as test formulation and the originator product as reference formulation.
Combined RAS therapies failed to improve upon single arm therapies. However, while irbesartan previously inhibited tumour growth in this model, in the current experiments irbesartan failed to affect tumour burden. Subsequent analysis showed a cancer-cell specific upregulation of the angiotensin II type I receptor (AT1R) in irbesartan-insensitive compared to irbesartan-sensitive tumours. The upregulation of AT1R was associated with an increase in proliferation and VEGF expression by cancer cells. While animals bearing irbesartan-sensitive tumours showed a marked decrease in the number of proliferating cells in the liver and VEGF-expressing infiltrating cells in the tumour following AT1R treatment, these were unchanged by treatment in animals bearing irbesartan-insensitive (high AT1R expressing) tumours.
In this real-world setting, hypertensive adults treated with ARBs versus β-blockers or diuretics were more likely to have evidence-based target BP recorded. In addition, patients using ARBs versus ACEIs or CCBs had fewer reports of CV events.
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Advances in scientific research over the last century have permitted the recognition and characterization of the structure and function of an enzymatic pathway involved in cardiovascular homeostasis and blood pressure control, namely the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. This system may be reversibly blocked by drugs acting at different levels: renin inhibitors, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and AT1 angiotensin II receptor antagonists. Lacking clinical experience with effects of AT1 angiotensin II receptor antagonists on the cardiovascular system are practically identical to those observed with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors. The efficacy and safety of drugs blocking the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in the reduction of blood pressure, the regression of cardiovascular remodeling, the prevention of progression of diabetic nephropathy to end-stage renal failure, and the prevention of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality is well established. These hemodynamic effects of AT1 angiotensin II receptor antagonists treatment are achieved with less adverse effects than with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors. Furthermore, the association of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and AT1 angiotensin II receptor antagonists allows a more effective renin-angiotensin-aldosterone Systems blockade and improves the hemodynamic and non-hemodynamic effects. This possibility opens up new perspectives in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, the most common cause of death at the end of the millennium in developed countries.
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