Cardiology 2013 (Full reference info)
March 9, 2014
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 659Author: Hiromasa, S.
Title: [A new strategy of treatment of insomnia in the field of cardiology–potential of ramelteon]
Journal: Nihon Rinsho
Short Title: [A new strategy of treatment of insomnia in the field of cardiology–potential of ramelteon]
Alternate Journal: Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine
ISSN: 0047-1852 (Print)
Accession Number: 23631192
Keywords: Benzodiazepines/adverse effects/therapeutic use
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders/complications/*drug therapy
Abstract: Most of patients who visit cardiovascular internal medicine have insomnia. Recently, it becomes evident that insomnia is a risk of developing cardiovascular diseases; therefore, treatment of insomnia is important for treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Because benzodiazepine (BZD) hypnotics, which have been used widely for treatment of insomnia, have several issues in long-term use, this study investigated the potential of ramelteon. The results showed that it is desirable to ask actively about sleep status in routine clinical practice for patients with cardiovascular diseases and to start early treatment with ramelteon for new patients. Moreover, for patients already taken BZD hypnotics, leading them to reduce gradually and discontinue BZD hypnotics by coadministration of ramelteon is preferred.
Notes: Hiromasa, Shuichi
Nihon Rinsho. 2013 Jan;71(1):181-7.
Author Address: Department of Cardiology, Ushitsu General Hospital.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 500Author: Hirota, S., Sadanaga, T., Mitamura, H. and Fukuda, K.
Title: Long-term compliance with salt restriction assessed using the spot urine method in Japanese cardiology outpatients
Journal: Hypertens Res
Short Title: Long-term compliance with salt restriction assessed using the spot urine method in Japanese cardiology outpatients
Alternate Journal: Hypertension research : official journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
ISSN: 1348-4214 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 24089260
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term compliance with salt restriction in Japanese cardiology outpatients assessed by spot urine measurements. A total of 466 patients (72 +/- 10 years old, 216 females) who visited a cardiology outpatient clinic and were followed for at least 1 year were included in this study. Daily dietary salt intake was estimated based on the sodium and creatinine concentrations determined by spot urine at the time of enrollment, during an 8-26 week follow-up and at a long-term follow-up (>1 year). The average follow-up duration was 2.2 +/- 0.6 (1.0-3.4) years after enrollment, and spot urines were collected 5.2 +/- 2.8 times after 1 year. The baseline estimated salt excretion was 9.6 +/- 2.7 g per day, which was reduced to 8.7 +/- 2.3 g per day (P<0.01) at 8-26 weeks and remained unchanged at the long-term follow-up (8.9 +/- 2.0 g per day, P = 0.36 vs. 8-26 weeks, P < 0.01 vs. baseline). The percent of patients who achieved an average salt excretion Notes: Hirota, Shinichi
Hypertens Res. 2013 Dec;36(12):1096-9. doi: 10.1038/hr.2013.138. Epub 2013 Oct 3.
Author Address: Division of Cardiology, Ueki Hospital, Kumamoto, Japan.