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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647827/association-between-cd4-viral-load-and-pulmonary-function-in-hiv
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Marjan Islam, Navitha Ramesh, Samuel Kolman, Sanjana Koshy, Matthew Frank, Nadim Salomon, Albert Miller, Mary Harris
PURPOSE: The antiretroviral therapy era has shifted the epidemiology of HIV-associated diseases, increasing the recognition of non-infectious pulmonary complications secondary to HIV. We aimed to determine the association between CD4(+), viral load, and pulmonary function in individuals with uncontrolled HIV, and determine how changes in these parameters are associated with pulmonary function longitudinally. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study of individuals with HIV who underwent pulmonary function testing in an urban medical center between August 1997 and November 2015...
June 24, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646245/six-minute-walk-test-as-a-predictor-of-diagnosis-disease-severity-and-clinical-outcomes-in-scleroderma-associated-pulmonary-hypertension-the-dibosa-study
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Abhishek Gadre, Christian Ghattas, Xiaozhen Han, Xiaofeng Wang, Omar Minai, Kristin B Highland
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a common complication of scleroderma (SSc) and is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: To explore the utility of the 6MWT in the prediction of SSc-PH and to assess its prognostic implications. METHODS: A retrospective review of SSc patients from 2003 to 2013, with 6MWT and echocardiogram (n = 286), was conducted. Presence of PH was defined by right heart catheterization. Patients were randomized into development and validation cohorts...
June 23, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646244/increased-soluble-vcam-1-and-normal-p-selectin-in-cystic-fibrosis-a-cross-sectional-study
#3
Jan K Nowak, Irena Wojsyk-Banaszak, Edyta Mądry, Andrzej Wykrętowicz, Patrycja Krzyżanowska, Sławomira Drzymała-Czyż, Agata Nowicka, Andrzej Pogorzelski, Ewa Sapiejka, Wojciech Skorupa, Mariusz Szczepanik, Aleksandra Lisowska, Jaroslaw Walkowiak
PURPOSE: As life expectancy in cystic fibrosis (CF) increases, questions regarding its potential impact on cardiovascular health arise. Soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (sVCAM-1), P-selectin (sP-selectin) are proposed as biomarkers of cardiovascular disease. We aimed to: compare their concentrations in clinically stable CF patients and healthy subjects (HS) and verify whether they independently correlate with CF characteristics. METHODS: Serum sVCAM-1 and sP-selectin levels were measured using ELISA...
June 23, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634893/geriatric-assessment-and-functional-decline-in-older-patients-with-lung-cancer
#4
L Decoster, C Kenis, D Schallier, J Vansteenkiste, K Nackaerts, L Vanacker, N Vandewalle, J Flamaing, J P Lobelle, K Milisen, J De Grève, H Wildiers
PURPOSE: Older patients with lung cancer are a heterogeneous population making treatment decisions complex. This study aims to evaluate the value of geriatric assessment (GA) as well as the evolution of functional status (FS) in older patients with lung cancer, and to identify predictors associated with functional decline and overall survival (OS). METHODS: At baseline, GA was performed in patients ≥70 years with newly diagnosed lung cancer. FS measured by activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) was reassessed at follow-up to define functional decline and OS was collected...
June 20, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634892/lung-clearance-index-lci-is-stable-in-most-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-pcd-patients-managed-in-a-specialist-centre-a-pilot-study
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S Irving, S Carr, C Hogg, M Loebinger, A Shoemark, A Bush
Primary ciliary dyskinesia is a condition in which abnormal cilia structure or function leads to reduced mucociliary clearance and obstructive lung disease. Twenty-nine patients had lung clearance index (LCI) measured in 2009 and we attempted to perform a 5-year follow-up. Only 12 patients could be re-recruited, but in this small group LCI was stable over the 5 years, which confirms previous data showing that spirometry is also stable in these patients over the medium term. The two patients with the highest LCI in 2009 had since died, despite one having relatively preserved spirometry at the time...
June 20, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631153/lung-cancer-in-the-oldest-old-a-nation-wide-study-in-the-netherlands
#6
Karlijn J G Schulkes, Carin A M Pouw, Elisabeth J M Driessen, Leontine J R van Elden, Frederiek van den Bos, Maryska L G Janssen-Heijnen, Jan-Willem J Lammers, Marije E Hamaker
INTRODUCTION: An important step in improving research and care for the oldest patients with lung cancer is analyzing current data regarding diagnostic work-up, treatment choices, and survival. METHODS: We analyzed data on lung cancer from the Netherlands Cancer Registry (NCR-IKNL) regarding diagnostic work-up, treatment, and survival in different age categories; the oldest old (≥85 years of age) versus those aged 71-84 (elderly) and those aged ≤70 years (younger patients)...
June 19, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624883/heart-rate-recovery-after-6-min-walking-test-predicts-acute-exacerbation-in-copd
#7
Diego A Rodríguez, Eleni A Kortianou, Jennifer A Alison, Alejandro Casas, Santiago Giavedoni, Anael Barberan-Garcia, Ane Arbillaga, Jordi Vilaró, Elena Gimeno-Santos, Ioannis Vogiatzis, Roberto Rabinovich, Josep Roca
INTRODUCTION: Abnormalities of autonomic function have been reported in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our objectives were to identify determinants of abnormal heart rate recovery at 1 min (HRR1) following completion of the 6-min walk test (6MWT) in COPD and to establish whether abnormal HRR1 predicts acute exacerbations (AECOPD). METHODS: Hundred one COPD patients (FEV1 (SD) 53 (19)  % predicted) were prospectively recruited in a multi-center study...
June 17, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623539/pneumothorax-after-transbronchial-biopsy-in-pulmonary-fibrosis-lessons-from-the-multicenter-comet-trial
#8
Jonathan A Galli, Nicholas L Panetta, Nathaniel Gaeckle, Fernando J Martinez, Bethany Moore, Thomas Moore, Anthony Courey, Kevin Flaherty, Gerard J Criner
PURPOSE: Some patients with diffuse interstitial lung disease (ILD) undergo bronchoscopy with transbronchial biopsy (TBB) as part of their diagnostic evaluation. It is unclear what the incidence and risk factors for pneumothorax (PTX) following TBB are in this patient population. METHODS: Ninety-seven subjects with pulmonary fibrosis who underwent a research bronchoscopy with TBB as part of the multicenter correlating outcomes with biochemical markers to estimate time-progression in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (COMET) trial were retrospectively reviewed...
June 16, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623538/clinically-promising-biomarkers-in-cystic-fibrosis-pulmonary-exacerbations
#9
REVIEW
L Keith Scott, Robert Toner
Cystic fibrosis is a complex genetic disease hallmarked by repetitive infectious exacerbations that leads to destruction of airway architecture, acute on chronic inflammatory changes, and deterioration in lung function. Predicting an exacerbation may help preempt some of these changes by the initiation of swift antibiotic and anti-inflammatory therapy. A search for biomarkers that could predict exacerbations or help guide duration of antibiotic therapy is being aggressively sought. In this review, we discuss the most recent and promising biomarkers that hopefully will assist in the future management of the CF patient...
June 16, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623537/durability-of-silicone-airway-stents-in-the-management-of-benign-central-airway-obstruction
#10
Justin M Karush, Christopher W Seder, Anish Raman, Gary W Chmielewski, Michael J Liptay, William H Warren, Andrew T Arndt
PURPOSE: The literature is devoid of a comprehensive analysis of silicone airway stenting for benign central airway obstruction (BCAO). With the largest series in the literature to date, we aim to demonstrate the safety profile, pattern of re-intervention, and duration of silicone airway stents. METHODS: An institutional database was used to identify patients with BCAO who underwent rigid bronchoscopy with dilation and silicone stent placement between 2002 and 2015 at Rush University Medical Center...
June 16, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620755/predictive-value-of-mean-platelet-volume-for-pulmonary-embolism-recurrence
#11
Omer Araz, Fadime Sultan Albez, Elif Yilmazel Ucar, Bugra Kerget, Nafiye Yılmaz, Metin Akgun
PURPOSE: Recurrence is a major clinical problem in patients with pulmonary embolism and can affect mortality. The decision to discontinue treatment is important for recurrence and is based on patients' clinical features as well as certain blood parameters. Our aim in this study was to evaluate whether mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW) have utility as new predictive parameters for recurrence and mortality in pulmonary embolism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 440 patients with pulmonary embolism underwent computed tomography, Doppler ultrasonography, and echocardiography before and at the conclusion of treatment...
June 15, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612239/dengue-hemorrhagic-fever-a-state-of-the-art-review-focused-in-pulmonary-involvement
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REVIEW
Renata Rocha de Almeida, Bernardo Paim, Solange Artimos de Oliveira, Arthur Soares Souza, Antônio Carlos Portugal Gomes, Dante Luiz Escuissato, Gláucia Zanetti, Edson Marchiori
Dengue fever is an arboviral disease transmitted to humans through the bites of infected female Aedes mosquitoes. Dengue virus is a member of the Flaviviridae family, and human infection can be caused by any of the four antigenically distinct serotypes (DENV 1-4). The infection has become recognized as the most important and prevalent arboviral disease in humans, endemic in almost 100 countries worldwide. Nearly 3 billion people live in areas with transmission risk. Autochthonous transmission of the virus in previously disease-free areas, increased incidence in endemic areas, and epidemic resurgence in controlled regions could increase the risk of contracting more severe forms of the disease, such as dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF)/dengue shock syndrome (DSS)...
June 13, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577037/metabolic-impact-of-rapamycin-sirolimus-and-b-estradiol-using-mouse-embryonic-fibroblasts-as-a-model-for-lymphangioleiomyomatosis
#13
Katherine M Marsh, David Schipper, Alice S Ferng, Kitsie Johnson, Julia Fisher, Shannon Knapp, Destiny Dicken, Zain Khalpey
INTRODUCTION: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare, progressive cystic lung disease that predominantly affects women of childbearing age. Exogenous rapamycin (sirolimus) has been shown to improve clinical outcomes and was recently approved to treat LAM, whereas estrogen (E2) is implicated in disease progression. No consistent metabolic model currently exists for LAM, therefore wild-type mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEF +/+) and TSC2 knockout cells (MEF -/-) were used in this study as a model for LAM...
June 2, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555346/endobronchial-metastasis-from-extrapulmonary-neoplasms-analysis-of-clinicopathologic-features-and-cytological-evaluation-by-bronchial-brushing
#14
Kenji Ikemura, Diana Murro Lin, Colin P Martyn, Ji-Weon Park, Christopher W Seder, Paolo Gattuso
PURPOSE: Bronchial brushings (BB) commonly aid in the diagnosis of primary lung cancer. However, the utility of this method in diagnosing endobronchial metastases (EBM) from extrapulmonic malignancies has not been thoroughly evaluated. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the sensitivity of BB in diagnosing EBM. METHODS: An institutional database was queried for all patients with cytologically or histologically confirmed extrapulmonary EBM identified by endobronchial biopsy between 1978 and 2013...
May 29, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551717/total-igm-and-anti-phosphatidylcholine-igm-antibody-secretion-continue-after-clearance-of-mycobacterium-bovis-bacillus-calmette-guerin-pleural-infection
#15
Ciara Ordoñez, Musharaf Tarajia, René Rivera, Dilcia Sambrano, Victoria Batista, Mónica Chávez, Denis Tapia, Patricia L Fernández, Amador Goodridge
The cellular immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection has been well characterized, while the humoral antibody response remains underexplored. We aimed to examine the total and anti-phospholipid IgM levels in the pleural lavage from mice with Mycobacterium bovis BCG extrapulmonary infection. We found that the levels of total and anti-phosphatidylcholine IgM antibodies remained significantly higher in infected mice as compared to non-infected mice up to day 90 after BCG infection, while the anti-cardiolipin IgM antibody levels decreased with bacteria clearance...
May 27, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551716/extraskeletal-osteosarcoma-arising-from-the-pleura
#16
Cristian Rapicetta, Filippo Lococo, Gabriele Carlinfante, Tommaso Ricchetti, Massimiliano Paci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 27, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536739/histological-diagnoses-of-military-personnel-undergoing-lung-biopsy-after-deployment-to-southwest-asia
#17
Cristian S Madar, Michael R Lewin-Smith, Teri J Franks, Russell A Harley, John S Klaric, Michael J Morris
INTRODUCTION: The current understanding of associations between lung disease and military deployment to Southwest Asia, including Iraq and Afghanistan, is both controversial and limited. We sought to clarify the relation between military deployment and biopsy-proven lung disease. METHODS: Retrospective data were analyzed for military personnel with non-neoplastic lung biopsies evaluated at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology or Joint Pathology Center (January 2005 to December 2012)...
May 23, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516393/plasma-mmp2-timp4-ratio-at-follow-up-assessment-predicts-disease-progression-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#18
Veronika Wetzl, Svenja Lena Tiede, Lothar Faerber, Norbert Weissmann, Ralph Theo Schermuly, Hossein Ardeschir Ghofrani, Henning Gall
PURPOSE: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of MMPs (TIMPs) are of particular interest in the remodeling processes of pulmonary hypertension. The aim of this study was to investigate MMP/TIMP ratios of selected biomarkers (MMP2, MMP9, TIMP1, TIMP4) at follow-up examination (V2) and their prognostic value in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (iPAH). METHODS: Blood samples were taken from iPAH patients during right heart catheterization at diagnosis (V1, from 2003 to 2012) and first follow-up examination (V2)...
May 17, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508260/sarcoidosis-in-israel-clinical-outcome-status-organ-involvement-and-long-term-follow-up
#19
Natalia Markevitz, Gali Epstein Shochet, Yair Levi, Lilach Israeli-Shani, David Shitrit
PURPOSE: Sarcoidosis is a chronic granulomatous inflammatory disease of unknown etiology with heterogeneous outcomes. This study reviewed the clinical outcome status (COS) and organ involvement of Israeli sarcoidosis patients during a five-year period. Further, we compared our results to the 'World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disease' (WASOG) COS and the 'A Case Control Etiologic Study of Sarcoidosis' (ACCESS) instruments in order to evaluate their relevance to the Israeli population...
May 15, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497381/deep-benign-fibrous-histiocytoma-of-the-anterior-mediastinum-mimicking-malignancy
#20
Angelica Puopolo, William Newmarch, Brian Casserly
The following report describes the case of a 43-year-old male smoker that was referred to the rapid access lung clinic with haemoptysis, chest pain, and axillary lymphadenopathy-a clinical picture that raised concern for a possible underlying malignancy. Preliminary investigations revealed elevated D-dimers, low-volume haemoptysis, and a normal chest X-ray, which lowered the index of suspicion. However, computed tomography (CT) pulmonary angiogram identified a right hilar mass, several parenchymal cysts, and a large mediastinal mass...
May 11, 2017: Lung
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