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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644040/hypoxic-pulmonary-vasoconstriction-does-not-explain-all-regional-perfusion-redistribution-in-asthma
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Vanessa J Kelly, Kathryn A Hibbert, Puja Kohli, Mamary Kone, Elliot E Greenblatt, Jose G Venegas, Tilo Winkler, R Scott Harris
RATIONALE: Regional hypoventilation in bronchoconstricted asthmatics is spatially associated with reduced perfusion, which is proposed to result from Hypoxic Pulmonary Vasoconstriction (HPV). Our study aimed to determine the role of HPV in the regional perfusion redistribution in bronchoconstricted asthmatics. METHODS: Eight asthmatics completed PET-CT lung imaging at baseline and after bronchoconstriction, breathing either Room Air or 80% Oxygen (80%O2, separate days)...
June 23, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642310/metabolomics-analysis-identifies-sex-associated-metabotypes-of-oxidative-stress-and-the-autotaxin-lysopa-axis-in%C3%A2-copd
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Shama Naz, Johan Kolmert, Mingxing Yang, Stacey N Reinke, Muhammad Anas Kamleh, Stuart Snowden, Tina Heyder, Bettina Levänen, David J Erle, C Magnus Sköld, Åsa M Wheelock, Craig E Wheelock
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a heterogeneous disease and a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. The aim of this study was to investigate the sex dependency of circulating metabolic profiles in COPD.Serum from healthy never-smokers (healthy), smokers with normal lung function (smokers), and smokers with COPD (COPD; Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease stages I-II/A-B) from the Karolinska COSMIC cohort (n=116) was analysed using our nontargeted liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry metabolomics platform...
June 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641694/-mir-133b-affect-the-proliferation-and-drug-sensitivity-in-a549-lung-cancer-stem-cells-by-targeting-pkm2
#3
Yonghua Mi, Miao He, Beizhong Liu
BACKGROUND: It has been proven that miR-133b could inhibit cancer cell growth, the expression level of miR-133b was significant reduction in lung cancer tissue and serum of patients, and increase the radiation sensitivity of squamous cell carcinoma by targeting PKM2, but the exist mechanisms is not clear. The aim of this study is to explore the effect of miR-133b on proliferation in A549 lung cancer stem cells and drug sensitivity in DDP, and to explore the relationship between miR-133b and PKM2 gene, as well as the effect of cancer stem cells...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640808/transmembrane-helical-interactions-in-the-cftr-channel-pore
#4
Jhuma Das, Andrei A Aleksandrov, Liying Cui, Lihua He, John R Riordan, Nikolay V Dokholyan
Mutations in the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) gene affect CFTR protein biogenesis or its function as a chloride channel, resulting in dysregulation of epithelial fluid transport in the lung, pancreas and other organs in cystic fibrosis (CF). Development of pharmaceutical strategies to treat CF requires understanding of the mechanisms underlying channel function. However, incomplete 3D structural information on the unique ABC ion channel, CFTR, hinders elucidation of its functional mechanism and correction of cystic fibrosis causing mutants...
June 22, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636082/salvianolic-acid-b-protects-against-acute-lung-injury-by-decreasing-trpm6-and-trpm7-expressions-in-a-rat-model-of-sepsis
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Chu-Wei Yang, Hui Liu, Xiang-Dong Li, Shao-Guang Sui, Yu-Fei Liu
This study aimed to investigate the protective effects of salvianolic acid B (SA-B) on acute lung injury (ALI) through decreasing the expressions of channel kinase's TRPM6 and TRPM7. Wistar Septic rat models were established by lipopolysaccharide (LPS), which were separated into the control, lipopolysaccharide (LPS), SA-B, SA-B + si-TRPM6, SA-B + si-TRPM7, si-TRPM6 and si-TRPM7 groups. Arterial blood gas, protein content, total white blood cell (WBC) count and the percentage of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN%) were measured...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634392/the-traditional-chinese-medicine-achyranthes-bidentata-and-our-de-novo-conception-of-its-metastatic-chemoprevention-from-phytochemistry-to-pharmacology
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Zhou Jiang, Jun Qian, Haiyan Dong, Jingyi Yang, Xiaobo Yu, Jianzhong Chen, Hongning Chen, Qing Shi, Lee Jia
Our recent biosystems analysis revealed similarities between embryonic implantation and cancer cell adhesion, which suggests that abortifacients may be good for safe and effective metastatic chemoprevention targeting circulating tumor cells (CTC). Here we test the hypothesis by using the well-known abortion herb Achyranthes bidentata Blume (A. bidentata). Five compounds were separated from the herb root. Among them, ginsenoside Ro was the most potent in inhibiting embryonic implantation within non-cytotoxic concentrations...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634173/a-comparison-of-2-respiratory-devices-for-sputum-clearance-in-adults-with-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis
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Yasmin R Silva, Tracy A Greer, Lucy C Morgan, Frank Li, Claude S Farah
BACKGROUND: Airway clearance techniques are a vital part of routine care for patients with bronchiectasis. There is no clear superior modality. The Flutter combines oscillations (6-20Hz) and positive expiratory pressure; the Lung Flute combines positive expiratory pressure and low frequency acoustic waves (18-22Hz), to augment clearance. This project aimed to compare these devices. METHODS: This was a randomized crossover study of adult subjects with stable non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (expectorating >25 mL/d)...
June 20, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632001/vasodilator-responsiveness-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-identifying-a-distinct-phenotype-with-distinct-physiology-and-distinct-prognosis
#8
David Langleben, Stylianos Orfanos
Within the cohort of patients suffering from idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) is a group that responds dramatically (VR-PAH) to an acute vasodilator challenge and that has excellent long-term hemodynamic improvement and prognosis on high dose calcium channel blockers compared with vasodilator non-responders (VN-PAH). For the purposes of diagnosing VR-PAH, there is to date no test to replace the acute vasodilator challenge. However, recent studies have identified markers that may aid in the identification of VR-PAH, including peripheral blood lymphocyte RNA expression levels of desmogelin-2 and Ras homolog gene family member Q, and plasma levels of provirus integration site for Moloney murine leukemia virus...
June 20, 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630806/prevalence-and-barriers-to-lung-cancer-screening-in-karachi-pakistan-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-smokers-and-physicians
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Aleeza Abbasi, Rabbia Siddiqi, Aatika Owais, Tooba Laeeq, Sara N Ali, Zonaira Mushahid, Syed M Ahsan, Aliya S Jatoi, Aleena Abbasi, Ifrah Butt, Ruba Ali, Maham Abbasi, Syeda Naintara N Jaffri, Mariam Jabir, Hajra Khanani, Kaneez Fatima
BACKGROUND: Early detection of lung cancer using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) can potentially reduce morbidity and mortality. However, LDCT for lung cancer screening, especially in low income countries, has been underutilized. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and the potential personal, social, and economic barriers of lung cancer screening using LDCT. METHODS: A total sample of 156 smokers and 200 general physicians was collected during December 2016-February 2017 from community settings in Karachi, Pakistan...
May 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629914/mortality-risk-prediction-in-scleroderma-related-interstitial-lung-disease-the-sadl-model
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Julie Morisset, Eric Vittinghoff, Brett M Elicker, Xiaowen Hu, Stephanie Le, Jay H Ryu, Kirk D Jones, Anna Haemel, Jeffrey A Golden, Francesco Boin, Brett Ley, Paul J Wolters, Talmadge E King, Harold R Collard, Joyce S Lee
RATIONALE: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in scleroderma (Scl). Risk prediction and prognostication in Scl-ILD patients is challenging because of heterogeneity in the disease course. METHODS: We aimed to develop a clinical mortality risk prediction model for Scl-ILD. Patients with Scl-ILD were identified from two ongoing longitudinal cohorts: 135 patients at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF, derivation cohort) and 90 patients at the Mayo Clinic (validation cohort)...
June 16, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629678/history-of-electromyography-and-nerve-conduction-studies-a-tribute-to-the-founding-fathers
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Mohamed Kazamel, Paula Province Warren
The early development of nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG) was linked to the discovery of electricity. This relationship had been concluded by observing the effect of applying electricity to the body of an animal and discovering that nerves and muscles themselves could produce electricity. We attempt to review the historical evolution of NCS and EMG over the last three centuries by reviewing the landmark publications of Galvani, Adrian, Denny-Brown, Larrabee, and Lambert. In 1771, Galvani showed that electrical stimulation of animal muscle tissue produced contraction and, thereby, the concept of animal electricity was born...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625650/switch-maintenance-chemotherapy-using-s-1-with-or-without-bevacizumab-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-phase-ii-study
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Seiji Niho, Yuichiro Ohe, Hironobu Ohmatsu, Shigeki Umemura, Shingo Matsumoto, Kiyotaka Yoh, Koichi Goto
OBJECTIVES: We conducted this single-institute; prospective, non-randomized parallel two-arm phase II study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of switch maintenance chemotherapy with S-1 after induction therapy with a platinum-based regimen in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients not showing disease progression after induction platinum-based chemotherapy received S-1 at the dose of 40mg/m(2) twice daily for 14 consecutive days, every three weeks, with or without bevacizumab (Bev) at the dose of 15mg/kg...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625621/patterns-of-initial-and-intracranial-failure-in-metastatic-egfr-mutant-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-with-erlotinib
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Suchit H Patel, Andreas Rimner, Amanda Foster, Zhigang Zhang, Kaitlin M Woo, Helena A Yu, Gregory J Riely, Abraham J Wu
OBJECTIVES: Patients with metastatic EGFR-mutant (mEGFRmt) NSCLC have favorable survival when treated with erlotinib. We hypothesized that treatment failure in most patients is limited to initial sites of disease, in which case incorporating local therapy such as radiation might further delay progression. We therefore analyzed patterns and predictors of failure in a large cohort of such patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed 189 patients treated with erlotinib for mEGFRmt NSCLC...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625502/a-computable-phenotype-improves-cohort-ascertainment-in-a-pediatric-pulmonary-hypertension-registry
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Alon Geva, Jessica L Gronsbell, Tianxi Cai, Tianrun Cai, Shawn N Murphy, Jessica C Lyons, Michelle M Heinz, Marc D Natter, Nandan Patibandla, Jonathan Bickel, Mary P Mullen, Kenneth D Mandl
OBJECTIVES: To compare registry and electronic health record (EHR) data mining approaches for cohort ascertainment in patients with pediatric pulmonary hypertension (PH) in an effort to overcome some of the limitations of registry enrollment alone in identifying patients with particular disease phenotypes. STUDY DESIGN: This study was a single-center retrospective analysis of EHR and registry data at Boston Children's Hospital. The local Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) data warehouse was queried for billing codes, prescriptions, and narrative data related to pediatric PH...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624577/identification-of-an-immune-specific-class-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-based-on-molecular-features
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Daniela Sia, Yang Jiao, Iris Martinez-Quetglas, Olga Kuchuk, Carlos Villacorta-Martin, Manuel Castro de Moura, Juan Putra, Genis Camprecios, Laia Bassaganyas, Nicholas Akers, Bojan Losic, Samuel Waxman, Swan N Thung, Vincenzo Mazzaferro, Manel Esteller, Scott L Friedman, Myron Schwartz, Augusto Villanueva, Josep M Llovet
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Agents that induce an immune response against tumors by altering T-cell regulation have increased survival times of patients with advanced-stage tumors, such as melanoma or lung cancer. We aimed to characterize molecular features of immune cells that infiltrate hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) to determine whether these types of agents might be effective against liver tumors. METHODS: We analyzed HCC samples from 956 patients. We separated gene expression profiles from tumor, stromal, and immune cells using a non-negative matrix factorization algorithm...
June 14, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623121/radiomics-based-assessment-of-radiation-induced-lung-injury-after-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
#16
Angel Moran, Megan E Daly, Stephen S F Yip, Tokihiro Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: Over 50% of patients who receive stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) develop radiographic evidence of radiation-induced lung injury. Radiomics is an emerging approach that extracts quantitative features from image data, which may provide greater value and a better understanding of pulmonary toxicity than conventional approaches. We aimed to investigate the potential of computed tomography-based radiomics in characterizing post-SBRT lung injury. METHODS: A total of 48 diagnostic thoracic computed tomography scans (acquired prior to SBRT and at 3, 6, and 9 months post-SBRT) from 14 patients were analyzed...
May 25, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622179/paucicellular-fibrointimal-proliferation-characterizes-pediatric-pulmonary-vein-stenosis-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-213-samples-from-97-patients
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Alexandra E Kovach, Philip M Magcalas, Christina Ireland, Kerry McEnany, Andre M Oliveira, Mark W Kieran, Christopher W Baird, Kathy Jenkins, Sara O Vargas
Pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) is a luminal narrowing of extrapulmonary pulmonary veins. In pediatric patients, it arises following repair of congenital heart disease, particularly anomalous pulmonary venous return; in lung disease, especially prematurity; and rarely in isolation. The etiology is unknown and the course often fatal without lung transplantation. We hypothesized that systematic clinicopathologic review of pediatric PVS could provide further pathogenic insight. We included patients who underwent first resection of pulmonary venous tissue for symptomatic PVS at our pediatric referral center from 1995 to 2014...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621883/determination-of-the-serine-palmitoyl-transferase-inhibitor-myriocin-by-electrospray-and-q-trap-mass-spectrometry
#18
Giuseppe Matteo Campisi, Paola Signorelli, Jessica Rizzo, Claudio Ghilardi, Jacopo Antognetti, Anna Caretti, Jelena S Lazarevic, Enrica Strettoi, Elena Novelli, Riccardo Ghidoni, Federico Maria Rubino, Rita Paroni
Myriocin, is a potent inhibitor of serine-palmitoyl-transferase, the first and rate-determining enzyme in the sphingolipids biosynthetic pathway. This study developed, validated and applied a LC-MS/MS method to measure Myriocin in minute specimens of animal tissue. The chemical analog 14-OH-Myriocin is used as the internal standard. The two molecules are extracted from the tissue homogenate by solid-phase extraction, separated by gradient reverse-phase liquid chromatography and measured by negative ion electrospray mass spectrometry in the triple quadrupole...
June 16, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619832/excess-mortality-among-hiv-infected-individuals-with-cancer-in-the-united-states
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Anna E Coghill, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Meredith S Shiels, Eric A Engels
Background: Human immunodefieciency virus (HIV)-infected persons are living longer in the era of effective HIV treatment, resulting in an increasing cancer burden in this population. The combined effects of HIV and cancer on mortality are incompletely understood.Methods: We examined whether individuals with both HIV and cancer have excess mortality using data from the HIV/AIDS Cancer Match Study and the National Center for Health Statistics (1996-2010). We compared age, sex, and race-stratified mortality between people with and without HIV or one of the following cancers: lung, breast, prostate, colorectum, anus, Hodgkin lymphoma, or non-Hodgkin lymphoma...
June 15, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619132/co-infection-of-h9n2-subtype-avian-influenza-virus-and-infectious-bronchitis-virus-decreases-sp-a-expression-level-in-chickens
#20
Qi Huang, Kai Wang, Ling Pan, Kezong Qi, Hongmei Liu, Hongjun Chen
Chicken surfactant protein A (cSP-A) is a collectin believed to play an important role in antiviral immunity. However, cSP-A expression in the respiratory tract of chickens after viral co-infection remains unclear. The aim of this study was the detection and characterization of cSP-A in co-infected chickens. For this purpose, four-week-old specific pathogen-free (SPF) chickens were divided into five groups and inoculated intranasally with H9N2 subtype avian influenza virus (AIV), infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), or Newcastle disease virus (NDV)...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
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