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Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516728/increased-heterogeneity-of-airway-calibre-in-adult-rats-after-hypoxia-induced-intrauterine-growth-restriction
#1
Kimberley C W Wang, Jude S Morton, Sandra T Davidge, Alexander N Larcombe, Alan L James, Graham M Donovan, Peter B Noble
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is associated with asthma development. We hypothesized that IUGR disrupts airway development leading to postnatal structural abnormalities of the airway that predispose to disease. This study therefore examined structural changes to the airway and lung in a rat model of maternal hypoxia-induced IUGR. METHODS: Pregnant rats were housed under hypoxic conditions (11.5% O2 ) from gestational days (GDs) 13 to 20 (pseudoglandular-canalicular stages, i...
May 17, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514116/changes-in-main-pulmonary-artery-diameter-during-follow-up-have-prognostic-implications-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#2
Adriano R Tonelli, Scott Johnson, Laith Alkukhun, Ruchi Yadav, Raed A Dweik
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: A dilated pulmonary artery (PA) is a common finding in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Little is known on the variations in PA size over time and whether these changes track with disease severity and/or predict long-term survival. METHODS: We included patients with PAH who had at least two computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest done on different visits. Both scans matched the use of i.v. contrast. RESULTS: Pairs of CT scans were compared in 113 PAH patients...
May 17, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514078/the-silent-zone-of-the-lung-in-asthma-under-scrutiny-again
#3
EDITORIAL
Norbert Berend
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513923/histological-variability-and-consequences-in-chronic-bird-related-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
#4
Junichi Ochi, Yoshio Ohtani, Tamiko Takemura, Takumi Akashi, Tomoya Tateishi, Yasunari Miyazaki, Naohiko Inase, Yasuyuki Yoshizawa
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Lobar and temporal histological variability in chronic bird-related hypersensitivity pneumonitis (BRHP) has not been clearly elucidated. This study was designed to evaluate the spatio-temporal histopathological variability in chronic BRHP. METHODS: Fifty-two patients with chronic BRHP who underwent a surgical lung biopsy (SLB) between 1992 and 2008 were evaluated. The histopathological characteristics of the lung biopsy specimens were classified by the 2002 American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society (ATS/ERS) consensus classification of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs)...
May 17, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513919/functional-status-and-mortality-prediction-in-community-acquired-pneumonia
#5
Kyeongman Jeon, Hongseok Yoo, Byeong-Ho Jeong, Hye Yun Park, Won-Jung Koh, Gee Young Suh, Eliseo Guallar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Poor functional status (FS) has been suggested as a poor prognostic factor in both pneumonia and severe pneumonia in elderly patients. However, it is still unclear whether FS is associated with outcomes and improves survival prediction in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the general population. METHODS: Data on hospitalized patients with CAP and FS, assessed by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) scale were prospectively collected between January 2008 and December 2012...
May 17, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508568/randomized-crossover-trial-of-a-pressure-sensing-visual-feedback-system-to-improve-mask-fitting-in-noninvasive-ventilation
#6
Anne-Kathrin Brill, Mohammad Moghal, Mary J Morrell, Anita K Simonds
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: A good mask fit, avoiding air leaks and pressure effects on the skin are key elements for a successful noninvasive ventilation (NIV). However, delivering practical training for NIV is challenging, and it takes time to build experience and competency. This study investigated whether a pressure sensing system with real-time visual feedback improved mask fitting. METHODS: During an NIV training session, 30 healthcare professionals (14 trained in mask fitting and 16 untrained) performed two mask fittings on the same healthy volunteer in a randomized order: one using standard mask-fitting procedures and one with additional visual feedback on mask pressure on the nasal bridge...
May 15, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508494/high-dose-prednisolone-after-intravenous-methylprednisolone-improves-prognosis-of-acute-exacerbation-in-idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonias
#7
Toru Arai, Kazunobu Tachibana, Chikatoshi Sugimoto, Yasushi Inoue, Sayoko Tokura, Tomohisa Okuma, Masanori Akira, Masanori Kitaichi, Seiji Hayashi, Yoshikazu Inoue
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Acute exacerbation (AE) of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) (AE-IPF) is a poor prognostic disorder. AE is also reported to occur in other idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs). There are limited data available regarding the effectiveness of treatment for AE-IIPs. The objective of this study was to clarify the prognostic impact of the initial dose of prednisolone (PSL) for treating AE-IIPs. METHODS: Eighty-five patients with AE-IIPs, diagnosed according to the criteria of the Japanese Respiratory Society, were enrolled in this study (IPF/non-IPF: 63/22 patients) from 2004 to 2013...
May 15, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500695/clinical-characteristics-and-survival-of-systemic-sclerosis-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension-and-elevated-wedge-pressure-observations-from-the-pharos-cohort
#8
Matthew R Lammi, Lesley A Saketkoo, Jessica K Gordon, Paula Lauto, Karen Fagan, Virginia D Steen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a complex autoimmune disease commonly associated with pulmonary hypertension (PH). When associated with elevated pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP), pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) is either in-proportion (post-capillary PH) or higher than expected (combined PH) relative to the increased PAWP. METHODS: Patients from the PHAROS registry (a prospective observational cohort of SSc-PH patients) who had mean PAP ≥ 25 and PAWP > 15 on right heart catheterization were stratified based on diastolic pressure gradient (DPG)...
May 12, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488796/will-the-safe-breakers-of-sleep-apnoea-find-the-right-combination
#9
EDITORIAL
Ronald R Grunstein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488784/ct-determined-pulmonary-artery-to-aorta-ratio-as-a-predictor-of-elevated-pulmonary-artery-pressure-and-survival-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#10
Mitsuaki Yagi, Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Masahiko Ando, Tomoki Kimura, Kensuke Kataoka, Taiki Furukawa, Atsushi Suzuki, Takeshi Johkoh, Yoshinori Hasegawa
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Elevated mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) is a significant prognostic indicator in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). It has been reported that the computed tomography-determined ratio of the diameter of the pulmonary artery to the aorta (PA:A) is correlated with mPAP in various respiratory diseases. However, in patients with IPF, whether the PA:A can be used to predict elevated mPAP and the prognostic value of the PA:A has not been fully evaluated. METHODS: We conducted a single-centre, observational study of 177 consecutive IPF patients who underwent right heart catheterization...
May 10, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485522/effects-of-1-month-withdrawal-of-ventilatory-support-in-hypercapnic-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1
#11
Fergal J O'Donoghue, Jean-Christian Borel, Yves Dauvilliers, Patrick Levy, Renaud Tamisier, Jean-Louis Pépin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The benefits of domiciliary non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) are unclear. We sought to determine the effects of elective discontinuation of ventilatory support for 1 month in DM1 patients receiving NIV for chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure. METHODS: At baseline, 12 patients underwent polysomnography, and assessment of subjective (Epworth Sleepiness Scale) and objective (Oxford Sleep Resistance Test) sleepiness, fatigue (Fatigue Severity Scale), respiratory function including muscle strength, arterial blood gas (ABG), hypercapnic ventilatory response (HCVR), Blood Pressure, peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT) and pulse wave velocity (PWV)...
May 9, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477347/p4-medicine-approach-to-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
#12
REVIEW
Diane C Lim, Kate Sutherland, Peter A Cistulli, Allan I Pack
P4 medicine is an evolving approach to personalized medicine. The four Ps offer a means to: Predict who will develop disease and co-morbidities; Prevent rather than react to disease; Personalize diagnosis and treatment; have patients Participate in their own care. P4 medicine is very applicable to obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) because each OSA patient has a different pathway to disease and its consequences. OSA has both structural and physiological mechanisms with different clinical subgroups, different molecular profiles and different consequences...
May 5, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470831/physiological-effects-of-titrated-oxygen-via-nasal-high-flow-cannulae-in-copd-exacerbations-a-randomized-controlled-cross-over-trial
#13
Janine Pilcher, Leonie Eastlake, Michael Richards, Sharon Power, Terrianne Cripps, Susan Bibby, Irene Braithwaite, Mark Weatherall, Richard Beasley
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Increased arterial carbon dioxide tension (PaCO2 ) is an important complication of acute exacerbations of COPD. The effects of nasal high-flow cannulae (NHF) on PaCO2 in patients with COPD exacerbations, and whether this therapy should be used in this clinical situation, are less certain. We aimed to investigate the effect of NHF on PaCO2 in patients admitted to hospital with a COPD exacerbation. METHODS: We performed a single-centre randomized controlled cross-over trial in 24 hospital inpatients with acute exacerbations of COPD receiving oxygen via standard nasal prongs (SNPs)...
May 4, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445925/endobronchial-ultrasound-elastography-for-the-differentiation-of-benign-and-malignant-lymph-nodes
#14
LETTER
Saurabh Mittal, Anant Mohan, Karan Madan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 26, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445920/endobronchial-ultrasound-elastography-for-the-differentiation-of-benign-and-malignant-lymph-nodes-reply
#15
LETTER
Potjanee Korrungruang, Viboon Boonsarngsuk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 26, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440565/lower-limb-muscle-function-and-exercise-performance-in-lung-cancer
#16
EDITORIAL
Matthew Maddocks, Catherine Granger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 25, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440556/direct-hemoperfusion-with-polymyxin-b-immobilized-fibre-treatment-for-acute-exacerbation-of-interstitial-pneumonia
#17
Haruhiko Furusawa, Makiko Sugiura, Chieko Mitaka, Naohiko Inase
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (AE-IPF) is recognized as an important cause of mortality. AE has also been reported in patients with other interstitial lung diseases such as idiopathic non-specific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) and interstitial pneumonia associated with collagen vascular disease (CVD). Current therapies such as high-dose corticosteroid with immunosuppressive agents have provided little benefit for AE. Direct hemoperfusion (DHP) with a polymyxin B-immobilized fibre column (PMX) was originally developed for the treatment of endotoxaemia...
April 25, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440554/tolerability-of-treatment-with-pirfenidone-or-nintedanib-for-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-the-real-world
#18
EDITORIAL
Takashi Ogura, Hideya Kitamura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 25, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440553/different-location-same-results
#19
EDITORIAL
Kyle R Brownback
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 25, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429504/induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-reduce-neutrophil-chemotaxis-via-activating-grk2-in-endotoxin-induced-acute-lung-injury
#20
Vincent Yi-Fong Su, Shih-Hwa Chiou, Chi-Shiuan Lin, Wei-Chih Chen, Wen-Kuang Yu, Yen-Wen Chen, Cheng-Yu Chen, Kuang-Yao Yang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: We investigated the effect of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in moderating neutrophil chemotaxis in endotoxin-induced acute lung injury (ALI). METHODS: Male C57BL/6 mice at 8-12 weeks of age were studied. Murine iPSCs were delivered through the tail veins of mice 4 h after intratracheal instillation of endotoxin. Lung histopathological findings, neutrophil counts in peripheral blood and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF), bone marrow (BM) cell distribution, expression of chemokine receptors and regulatory signalling pathways were analysed after 24 h...
April 21, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
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