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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103932/biomarkers-of-extracellular-matrix-turnover-are-associated-with-emphysema-and-eosinophilic-bronchitis-in-copd
#1
Asger Reinstrup Bihlet, Morten Asser Karsdal, Jannie Marie Bülow Sand, Diana Julie Leeming, Mustimbo Roberts, Wendy White, Russell Bowler
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by airflow obstruction and loss of lung tissue mainly consisting of extracellular matrix (ECM). Three of the main ECM components are type I collagen, the main constituent in the interstitial matrix, type VI collagen, and elastin, the signature protein of the lungs. During pathological remodeling driven by inflammatory cells and proteases, fragments of these proteins are released into the bloodstream, where they may serve as biomarkers for disease phenotypes...
January 19, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100244/is-aclidinium-alone-or-combined-with-a-laba-a-rational-choice-for-symptomatic-copd-patients
#2
REVIEW
F Blasi, G W Canonica, M Miravitlles
BACKGROUND: As emphasized by international recommendations and largely confirmed by clinical experience, long-acting bronchodilators play a central role in the maintenance treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) due to their proven efficacy in reducing airflow obstruction and improving symptoms. MAIN BODY: There are some important aspects to define with regard to inhalation therapy for COPD, particularly those concerning the selection criteria and the optimal use of long-acting bronchodilators...
January 18, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100233/the-role-of-the-endothelium-in-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd
#3
REVIEW
Clara E Green, Alice M Turner
COPD and asthma are important chronic inflammatory disorders with a high associated morbidity. Much research has concentrated on the role of inflammatory cells, such as the neutrophil, in these diseases, but relatively little focus has been given to the endothelial tissue, through which inflammatory cells must transmigrate to reach the lung parenchyma and cause damage. There is evidence that there is an abnormal amount of endothelial tissue in COPD and asthma and that this tissue and its' progenitor cells behave in a dysfunctional manner...
January 18, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100228/association-of-stem-cell-factor-gene-expression-with-severity-and-atopic-state-in-patients-with-bronchial-asthma
#4
Safaa I Tayel, Sally M El-Hefnway, Eman M Abd El Gayed, Gehan A Abdelaal
BACKGROUND: Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory and remodeling disorder of the airways, in which many cells, cellular elements, and cytokines play important roles. Stem cell factor (SCF) may contribute to the inflammatory changes occurring in asthma. We aimed to show the expression of SCF gene in patients with asthma as a means of diagnosis and its association with severity and atopic state in these patients. METHODS: This study was carried out on 80 subjects, 50 asthmatic patients and 30 age and gender matched healthy control persons...
January 18, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095859/vascular-function-in-asthmatic-children-and-adolescents
#5
LETTER
Leonardo Silva Augusto, Grazielle Caroline Silva, José Felippe Pinho, Rosária Dias Aires, Virgínia Soares Lemos, Lidiana Fátima Correa Ramalho, Nulma Souto Jentzsch, Maria Glória Rodrigues-Machado
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies have demonstrated an increased incidence of cardiovascular events in patients with bronchial asthma, but little is known about the relationship between asthma and vascular function. The purpose of this study was to evaluate endothelial function and arterial stiffness in children and adolescents with asthma. METHODS: A cross-sectional controlled study was designed. Measurements of endothelial function and arterial stiffness in asthmatic (13...
January 17, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095852/the-st-george-s-respiratory-questionnaire-as-a-prognostic-factor-in-ipf
#6
Taiki Furukawa, Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Masahiko Ando, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Kensuke Kataoka, Osamu Nishiyama, Takeshi Johkoh, Junya Fukuoka, Koji Sakamoto, Yoshinori Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether health related quality of life (HRQL) may have a predictive value for mortality in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). We investigated the relationship between HRQL assessed using the St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) and survival time in patients with IPF, and tried to determine a clinical meaningful cut off value to predict poorer survival rates. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed consecutive patients with IPF who underwent an initial evaluation from May 2007 to December 2012...
January 17, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088206/comparing-accelerometer-pedometer-and-a-questionnaire-for-measuring-physical-activity-in-bronchiectasis-a-validity-and-feasibility-study
#7
B O'Neill, S M McDonough, J J Wilson, I Bradbury, K Hayes, A Kirk, L Kent, D Cosgrove, J M Bradley, M A Tully
BACKGROUND: There are challenges for researchers and clinicians to select the most appropriate physical activity tool, and a balance between precision and feasibility is needed. Currently it is unclear which physical activity tool should be used to assess physical activity in Bronchiectasis. The aim of this research is to compare assessment methods (pedometer and IPAQ) to our criterion method (ActiGraph) for the measurement of physical activity dimensions in Bronchiectasis (BE), and to assess their feasibility and acceptability...
January 14, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086957/regulatory-t-cells-and-il10-suppress-pulmonary-host-defense-during-early-life-exposure-to-radical-containing-combustion-derived-ultrafine-particulate-matter
#8
Sridhar Jaligama, Jordy Saravia, Dahui You, Nikki Yadav, Greg I Lee, Bishwas Shrestha, Stephania A Cormier
BACKGROUND: Exposure to elevated levels of particulate matter (PM) is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality due to respiratory tract viral infections in infants. Recent identification of environmentally persistent free radicals (EPFRs) in the PM from a variety of combustion sources suggests its role in the enhancement of disease severity of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI). Our previous studies demonstrated that acute exposure to EPFRs induces pulmonary immunosuppression allowing for enhanced influenza disease severity...
January 13, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086884/transfer-factor-for-carbon-monoxide-in-patients-with-copd-and-diabetes-results-from-the-german-cosyconet-cohort
#9
Kathrin Kahnert, Tanja Lucke, Frank Biertz, Andreas Lechner, Henrik Watz, Peter Alter, Robert Bals, Jürgen Behr, Rolf Holle, Rudolf M Huber, Stefan Karrasch, Beate Stubbe, Margarethe Wacker, Sandra Söhler, Emiel F M Wouters, Claus Vogelmeier, Rudolf A Jörres
BACKGROUND: An impairment of CO diffusing capacity has been shown in diabetic patients without lung disease. We analyzed how diffusing capacity in patients with COPD is affected by the concurrent diagnosis of diabetes. METHODS: Data from the initial visit of the German COPD cohort COSYCONET were used for analysis. 2575 patients with complete lung function data were included, among them 358 defined as diabetics with a reported physician diagnosis of diabetes and/or specific medication...
January 13, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077140/indacaterol-and-glycopyrronium-versus-indacaterol-on-body-plethysmography-measurements-in-copd-a-randomised-controlled-study
#10
Joerg Salomon, Daiana Stolz, Guido Domenighetti, Jean-Georges Frey, Alexander J Turk, Andrea Azzola, Thomas Sigrist, Jean-William Fitting, Ulrich Schmidt, Thomas Geiser, Corinne Wild, Konstantinos Kostikas, Andreas Clemens, Martin Brutsche
BACKGROUND: Dual bronchodilator therapy is recommended for symptomatic patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). There are limited data on effects of a combination of two long-acting bronchodilators on lung function including body plethysmography. METHODS: This multicentre, randomised, double-blind, single-dose, cross-over, placebo-controlled study evaluated efficacy and safety of the free combination of indacaterol maleate (IND) and glycopyrronium bromide (GLY) versus IND alone on spirometric and body plethysmography parameters, including inspiratory capacity (IC), forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC), total lung capacity (TLC) and airway resistance (Raw) in moderate-to-severe COPD patients...
January 11, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073367/no-convincing-association-between-genetic-markers-and-respiratory-symptoms-results-of-a-gwa-study
#11
Xiang Zeng, Judith M Vonk, Kim de Jong, Xijin Xu, Xia Huo, H Marike Boezen
BACKGROUND: Respiratory symptoms are associated with accelerated lung function decline, and increased hospitalization and mortality rates in the general population. Although several environmental risk factors for respiratory symptoms are known, knowledge on genetic risk factors is lacking. We aim to identify genetic variants associated with respiratory symptoms by genome-wide association (GWA) analyses. METHODS: We conducted the first GWA study on cough, dyspnea and phlegm among 7,976 participants in the LifeLines I cohort and used the LifeLines II cohort (n = 5,260) and the Vlagtwedde-Vlaardingen cohort (n = 1,529) for replication...
January 10, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073359/whole-transcriptome-analysis-of-pre-invasive-and-invasive-early-squamous-lung-carcinoma-in-archival-laser-microdissected-samples
#12
Andre Koper, Leo A H Zeef, Leena Joseph, Keith Kerr, John Gosney, Mark A Lindsay, Richard Booton
BACKGROUND: Preinvasive squamous cell cancer (PSCC) are local transformations of bronchial epithelia that are frequently observed in current or former smokers. Their different grades and sizes suggest a continuum of dysplastic change with increasing severity, which may culminate in invasive squamous cell carcinoma (ISCC). As a consequence of the difficulty in isolating cancerous cells from biopsies, the molecular pathology that underlies their histological variability remains largely unknown...
January 10, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069067/end-stage-cystic-fibrosis-lung-disease-is-characterised-by-a-diverse-inflammatory-pattern-an-immunohistochemical-analysis
#13
Elise J Lammertyn, Elly Vandermeulen, Hannelore Bellon, Stephanie Everaerts, Stijn E Verleden, Kathleen Van Den Eynde, Ken R Bracke, Guy G Brusselle, Pieter C Goeminne, Erik K Verbeken, Bart M Vanaudenaerde, Lieven J Dupont
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease is characterised by vigorous airway inflammation eventually resulting in severe lung damage. This study aimed to describe the diversity of the inflammatory pattern in end-stage CF lungs by evaluating and quantifying which components of the innate and adaptive immunity are involved, and by assessing whether this is gender-specific. METHODS: CF explant lung tissue (n = 20) collected at time of transplantation and control tissue (n = 22) was sectioned (9 μm) and stained for neutrophils, eosinophils, mast cells, dendritic cells, macrophages, CD4 T cells, cytotoxic T cells and B cells...
January 10, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068996/non-linear-parameters-of-specific-resistance-loops-to-characterise-obstructive-airways-diseases
#14
Marko Topalovic, Vasileios Exadaktylos, Thierry Troosters, Geert Celis, Jean-Marie Aerts, Wim Janssens
BACKGROUND: Specific resistance loops appear in different shapes influenced by different resistive properties of the airways, yet their descriptive ability is compressed to a single parameter - its slope. We aimed to develop new parameters reflecting the various shapes of the loop and to explore their potential in the characterisation of obstructive airways diseases. METHODS: Our study included 134 subjects: Healthy controls (N = 22), Asthma with non-obstructive lung function (N = 22) and COPD of all disease stages (N = 90)...
January 9, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061907/a-randomized-seven-day-study-to-assess-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-glycopyrrolate-formoterol-fumarate-fixed-dose-combination-metered-dose-inhaler-using-novel-co-suspension%C3%A2-delivery-technology-in-patients-with-moderate-to-very-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary
#15
Colin Reisner, Leonardo M Fabbri, Edward M Kerwin, Charles Fogarty, Selwyn Spangenthal, Klaus F Rabe, Gary T Ferguson, Fernando J Martinez, James F Donohue, Patrick Darken, Earl St Rose, Chad Orevillo, Shannon Strom, Tracy Fischer, Michael Golden, Sarvajna Dwivedi
BACKGROUND: Long-acting muscarinic antagonist/long-acting β2-agonist combinations are recommended for patients whose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is not managed with monotherapy. We assessed the efficacy and safety of glycopyrrolate (GP)/formoterol fumarate (FF) fixed-dose combination delivered via a Co-Suspension™ Delivery Technology-based metered dose inhaler (MDI) (GFF MDI). METHODS: This was a Phase IIb randomized, multicenter, placebo-controlled, double-blind, chronic-dosing (7 days), crossover study in patients with moderate-to-very severe COPD ( NCT01085045 )...
January 6, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057018/bioinformatic-analysis-of-microrna-and-mrna-regulation-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-of-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#16
Xiaomin Dang, Xiaoyan Qu, Weijia Wang, Chongbing Liao, Ying Li, Xiaojin Zhang, Dan Xu, Carolyn J Baglole, Dong Shang, Ying Chang
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive, irreversible chronic inflammatory disorder typified by increased recruitment of monocytes, lymphocytes and neutrophils. Because of this, as well as the convenience of peripheral blood nuclear cells (PBMCs) assessments, miRNA profiling of PBMCs has drawn increasing attention in recent years for various disease. Therefore, we analyzed miRNA and mRNA profiles to understand their regulatory network between COPD subjects versus smokers without airflow limitation...
January 5, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057007/eligibility-of-real-life-patients-with-copd-for-inclusion-in-rcts-a-commentary
#17
EDITORIAL
Salvatore Battaglia, Nicola Scichilone
Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) are performed to provide evidence to support treatment decisions. Based on the nature of those studies and the need to avoid confounding factors, it has been argued that the population selected in RCTs only partially represents the real-life population. This assumption casts doubts on the applicability of the results provided by RCTs in the management of individuals with an established diagnosis of COPD, and advocates the need for complementary studies with a pragmatic design...
January 5, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057004/gene-profile-of-fibroblasts-identify-relation-of-ccl8-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#18
Jong-Uk Lee, Hyun Sub Cheong, Eun-Young Shim, Da-Jeong Bae, Hun Soo Chang, Soo-Taek Uh, Young Hoon Kim, Jong-Sook Park, Bora Lee, Hyoung Doo Shin, Choon-Sik Park
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is characterized by the complex interaction of cells involved in chronic inflammation and fibrosis. Global gene expression of a homogenous cell population will identify novel candidate genes. METHODS: Gene expression of fibroblasts derived from lung tissues (8 IPF and 4 controls) was profiled, and ontology and functional pathway were analyzed in the genes exhibiting >2 absolute fold changes with p-values < 0...
January 5, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056996/cigarette-smoke-destabilizes-nlrp3-protein-by-promoting-its-ubiquitination
#19
SeungHye Han, Jacob A Jerome, Alyssa D Gregory, Rama K Mallampalli
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoke suppresses innate immunity, making smokers more susceptible to infection. The NLRP3 inflammasome is a multi-protein complex that releases interleukin (IL) -1β and IL -18. These cytokines are critical for a timely host response to pathogens. Whether cigarette smoke affects NLRP3 protein levels, and its ability to form an inflammasome, is not known. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using the human monocyte THP1 cell line and C57BL/6 mice, we show that cigarette smoke decreases NLRP3 levels in cells by increasing ubiquitin-mediated proteasomal processing...
January 5, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056993/effect-of-active-vitamin-d3-on-vegf-induced-adam33-expression-and-proliferation-in-human-airway-smooth-muscle-cells-implications-for-asthma-treatment
#20
Sung-Ho Kim, Qing-Mei Pei, Ping Jiang, Min Yang, Xue-Jiao Qian, Jiang-Bo Liu
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by reversible airway obstruction with persistent airway inflammation and airway remodeling, which is associated with increased airway smooth muscle (ASM) mass. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has been implicated in inflammatory and airway blood vessel remodeling in asthma. Recent evidence indicates that a deficiency of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) may influence asthma pathogenesis. A disintegrin and metalloproteinase (ADAM)33 has been identified as playing a role in the pathophysiology of asthma...
January 5, 2017: Respiratory Research
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