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Articles by G Navis
Total Records ( 3 ) for G Navis
  B. G Loef , A. H Epema , G Navis , T Ebels and C. A. Stegeman
  Background

Both preoperative left ventricular dysfunction and postoperative renal function deterioration are associated with increased long-term mortality after cardiac surgery. The influence of preoperative left ventricular dysfunction on postoperative renal dysfunction and long-term mortality is not defined.

Methods

We collected data from 641 consecutive patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass in 1991 at our institution. Prospective follow-up was through to July 2004.

Results

In-hospital mortality was 2.7% (17 of 641). During follow-up, 248 (40%) patients discharged alive died (5 and 10 yr survival 90% and 70%, respectively). On univariate analysis, preoperative left ventricular dysfunction (ejection fraction <50%) and an increase in serum creatinine ≥25% in the first postoperative week were associated with long-term mortality. The associated mortality risk was additive in predominantly non-overlapping patients groups: the hazard ratio (HR) for renal function deterioration only was 1.41 [95% confidence interval (CI) 0.95–2.32, P=0.083; n=64] and for left ventricular dysfunction only 1.71 (95% CI 1.26–2.95, P=0.0026; n=73). In patients in whom both were present, HR was 3.23 (95% CI 2.52–20.28, P<0.0001; n=20). Although postoperative renal dysfunction was associated with left ventricular dysfunction (P=0.008), both left ventricular dysfunction and postoperative renal function deterioration were independently associated with long-term mortality on multivariate analysis, as were age and the use of venous conduits.

Conclusions

Both postoperative renal function deterioration and preoperative left ventricular dysfunction independently identify largely non-overlapping groups of patients with increased long-term mortality after coronary bypass surgery. In the group of patients with both factors present, the mortality risks appear additive.

  R Sofat , A. D Hingorani , L Smeeth , S. E Humphries , P. J Talmud , J Cooper , T Shah , M. S Sandhu , S. L Ricketts , S. M Boekholdt , N Wareham , K. T Khaw , M Kumari , M Kivimaki , M Marmot , F. W Asselbergs , P van der Harst , R. P.F Dullaart , G Navis , D. J van Veldhuisen , W. H Van Gilst , J. F Thompson , P McCaskie , L. J Palmer , M Arca , F Quagliarini , C Gaudio , F Cambien , V Nicaud , O Poirer , V Gudnason , A Isaacs , J. C.M Witteman , C. M van Duijn , M Pencina , R. S Vasan , R. B D'Agostino , J Ordovas , T. Y Li , S Kakko , H Kauma , M. J Savolainen , Y. A Kesaniemi , A Sandhofer , B Paulweber , J. V Sorli , A Goto , S Yokoyama , K Okumura , B. D Horne , C Packard , D Freeman , I Ford , N Sattar , V McCormack , D. A Lawlor , S Ebrahim , G. D Smith , J. J.P Kastelein , J Deanfield and J. P. Casas
 

Background— Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) inhibitors raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, but torcetrapib, the first-in-class inhibitor tested in a large outcome trial, caused an unexpected blood pressure elevation and increased cardiovascular events. Whether the hypertensive effect resulted from CETP inhibition or an off-target action of torcetrapib has been debated. We hypothesized that common single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the CETP gene could help distinguish mechanism-based from off-target actions of CETP inhibitors to inform on the validity of CETP as a therapeutic target.

Methods and Results— We compared the effect of CETP single-nucleotide polymorphisms and torcetrapib treatment on lipid fractions, blood pressure, and electrolytes in up to 67 687 individuals from genetic studies and 17 911 from randomized trials. CETP single-nucleotide polymorphisms and torcetrapib treatment reduced CETP activity and had a directionally concordant effect on 8 lipid and lipoprotein traits (total, low-density lipoprotein, and HDL cholesterol; HDL2; HDL3; apolipoproteins A-I and B; and triglycerides), with the genetic effect on HDL cholesterol (0.13 mmol/L, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.11 to 0.14 mmol/L) being consistent with that expected of a 10-mg dose of torcetrapib (0.13 mmol/L, 95% CI 0.10 to 0.15). In trials, 60 mg of torcetrapib elevated systolic and diastolic blood pressure by 4.47 mm Hg (95% CI 4.10 to 4.84 mm Hg) and 2.08 mm Hg (95% CI 1.84 to 2.31 mm Hg), respectively. However, the effect of CETP single-nucleotide polymorphisms on systolic blood pressure (0.16 mm Hg, 95% CI –0.28 to 0.60 mm Hg) and diastolic blood pressure (–0.04 mm Hg, 95% CI –0.36 to 0.28 mm Hg) was null and significantly different from that expected of 10 mg of torcetrapib.

Conclusions— Discordance in the effects of CETP single-nucleotide polymorphisms and torcetrapib treatment on blood pressure despite the concordant effects on lipids indicates the hypertensive action of torcetrapib is unlikely to be due to CETP inhibition or shared by chemically dissimilar CETP inhibitors. Genetic studies could find a place in drug-development programs as a new source of randomized evidence for drug-target validation in humans.

  D. H. J Martens , J. P Rake , G Navis , V Fidler , C. M. L van Dael and G. P. A. Smit
 

Background and objectives: Renal failure is a major complication in glycogen storage disease type I (GSD I). We studied the natural course of renal function in GSD I patients. We studied differences between patients in optimal and nonoptimal metabolic control and possible renoprotective effects of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition.

Design, setting, participants, & measurements: Thirty-nine GSD I patients that visited our clinic were studied. GFR and effective renal plasma flow (ERPF) were measured by means of I125 iothalamate and I131 hippuran clearance and corrected for body surface area. Microalbuminuria was defined as >2.5 mg albumin/mmol creatinine and proteinuria as >0.2 g protein per liter. Optimal metabolic control was present when blood glucoses were >3.5 mmol/L, urine lactate/creatinine ratios <0.06 mmol/mmol, triglycerides <6.0 mmol/L, and uric acid concentrations <450 µmol/L.

Results: Quadratic regression analysis showed a biphasic pattern in the course of GFR and ERPF related to age. Microalbuminuria was observed significantly less frequently in the patients with optimal metabolic control compared with the patients with nonoptimal metabolic control. A significant decrease in GFR was observed after starting ACE inhibition.

Conclusions: This study describes a biphasic pattern of the natural course of GFR and ERPF in GSD I patients, followed by the development of microalbuminuria and proteinuria. Optimal metabolic control has a renoprotective effect on the development of microalbuminuria and proteinuria in GSD I patients. Treatment with ACE inhibitors significantly decreases the GFR, especially in GSD I patients with glomerular hyperfiltration.

 
 
 
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