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ABSTRACT: Dual antiplatelet therapy is recommended after acute coronary syndrome or after percutaneous coronary intervention with coronary stent implantation. Many of the patients on dual antiplatelet therapy receive β-blockers; some of them could have antiaggregatory effect. Bisoprolol is a highly selective adrenoceptor-blocker, which is often used in the settings of percutaneous coronary intervention or acute coronary syndrome in patients on dual antiplatelet therapy. Its antiaggregative effect has not been extensively studied. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the effect of bisoprolol on ADP-induced platelet aggregation in patients on dual antiplatelet therapy. Platelet aggregability has been measured in 100 patients on dual antiplatelet therapy with multiplate analyzer using ADP test in blood samples anticoagulated with heparin. ADP test values have been expressed by arbitrary units/minute. In univariate and multivariate regression analyses, we have investigated the influence of bisoprolol and its dose and also different factors, such as risk factors, concomitant drugs and their dosage, laboratory findings, on ADP test values. Univariate regression analysis showed significant correlation between the bisoprolol dose and the ADP test value (P=0.046, B=52.55, 95% confidence interval 0.87-104.23), which was also shown in the multivariate regression analysis (P=0.018; B=57.011; 95% confidence interval 10.455-103.567). We have identified a positive correlation between bisoprolol dose and ADP-induced platelet aggregability in patients on dual antiplatelet therapy.
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ABSTRACT: Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis is relatively frequent condition, and may have serious health consequences, like chronic vulvovaginal pain syndrome. The aim of our study was to determine possible risk factors for recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis in non-pregnant females within the reproductive age. The design of our study was of a case-control type. Case and control patients were selected from the gynecological patients at six primary care facilities in Serbia and in Montenegro. The data on the patients' health condition, concomitant therapy and diseases were taken from their records, and the data on habits were obtained by unstructured interview. For potential risk factors crude odds ratios were calculated, and then adjusted by logistic regression. A total of fifty-one patients had four or more episodes of vulvovaginal candidiasis during the last year (cases), and 132 patients with one to three episodes of vulvovaginal candidiasis were sampled as controls, matched by age. The only two significant associations were found between recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis and continual wearing of panty liners during the last year (Odds ratio - OR adjusted: 3.97; confidence interval--CI: 1.57-10.02;p = 0.004), and between recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis and predominant use of vaginal tampons during menstruation in the last year (OR adjusted: 4.25; CI: 1.11-16.27;p = 0.035). The synergistic effect was observed for the concurrent continual wearing of panty liners during the last year and self-medication with antimycotics. Local factors, like wearing of panty liners or use of tampons during menstruation, may promote recurrence of vulvovaginal candidiasis, especially in patients who practice self-medication with antimycotics.
Klinički centar SrbijeBeograd, Central Serbia, Serbia