Effect of Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System Inhibitors on the Rupture Risk Among Hypertensive Patients With Intracranial Aneurysms

AbstractBackground:Mounting experimental evidence supports the concept that the RAAS (renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system) is involved in the pathogenesis of intracranial aneurysm rupture. However, whether RAAS inhibitors could reduce the rupture risk of intracranial aneurysms remains unclear. Methods:We performed a chart review of a multicenter, prospectively maintained database of 3044 hypertensive patients with intracranial aneurysms from 20 medical …

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Association of #Fluoroquinolone Use With Short-term Risk of Development of Aortic #Aneurysm

Although fluoroquinolones are commonly prescribed antibiotics in the US, recent international studies have shown an increased risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection after fluoroquinolone use, leading to US Food and Drug Administration warnings limiting use for high-risk patients. It is unclear whether these data are true for the US population and who is truly high …

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Association of Infections and Use of #Fluoroquinolones With the Risk of Aortic #Aneurysm or Aortic Dissection

Prior observational studies have suggested that fluoroquinolone use may be associated with more than 2-fold increased risk of aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection (AA/AD). These studies, however, did not fully consider the role of coexisting infections and the risk of fluoroquinolones relative to other antibiotics.. .. A total of 28β€―948 cases and 289β€―480 matched controls …

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