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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922692/phosphodiesterase-4-inhibitors-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Jimmy Chong, Bonnie Leung, Phillippa Poole
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with cough, sputum production or dyspnoea and a reduction in lung function, quality of life and life expectancy. Apart from smoking cessation, there are no other treatments that slow lung function decline. Roflumilast and cilomilast are oral phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitors proposed to reduce the airway inflammation and bronchoconstriction seen in COPD. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2011 and updated in 2013...
September 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916766/stimulatory-secretions-of-airway-epithelial-cells-accelerate-early-repair-of-tracheal-epithelium
#2
Egi Kardia, Rafeezul Mohamed, Badrul Hisham Yahaya
Airway stem/progenitor epithelial cells (AECs) are notable for their differentiation capacities in response to lung injury. Our previous finding highlighted the regenerative capacity of AECs following transplantation in repairing tracheal injury and reducing the severity of alveolar damage associated acute lung injury in a rabbit model. The goal of this study is to further investigate the potential of AECs to re-populate the tracheal epithelium and to study their stimulatory effect on inhibiting pro-inflammatory cytokines, epithelial cell migration and proliferation, and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) process following tracheal injury...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914454/optimization-of-protein-recovery-from-bovine-lung-by-ph-shift-process-using-response-surface-methodology
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Sarah A Lynch, Carlos Alvarez, Eileen O'Neill, Derek F Keenan, Anne Maria Mullen
BACKGROUND: Response surface methodology (RSM) was used in a sequential manner to optimize solubilization and precipitation conditions in the recovery of protein from bovine lung using pH shift. RESULT: Separate D-optimal designs were employed for protein solubilization and precipitation. Independent variables investigated for protein solubilization were time (10-120 minutes), temperature (4-20 °C), pH (8-11) and solvent sample ratio (2.5-10). Variables for protein precipitation were time (0-60 minutes) and pH (4...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910340/successful-1-1-proportion-ventilation-with-a-unique-device-for-independent-lung-ventilation-using-a-double-lumen-tube-without-complications-in-the-supine-and-lateral-decubitus-positions-a-pilot-study
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Michał Kowalczyk, Sławomir Sawulski, Wojciech Dąbrowski, Luiza Grzycka-Kowalczyk, Edyta Kotlińska-Hasiec, Agnieszka Wrońska-Sewruk, Artur Florek, Rafał Rutyna
INTRODUCTION: Adequate blood oxygenation and ventilation/perfusion matching should be main goal of anaesthetic and intensive care management. At present, one of the methods of improving gas exchange restricted by ventilation/perfusion mismatching is independent ventilation with two ventilators. Recently, however, a unique device has been developed, enabling ventilation of independent lungs in 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, and 5:1 proportions. The main goal of the study was to evaluate the device's utility, precision and impact on pulmonary mechanics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904817/ihc-based-subcellular-quantification-provides-new-insights-into-prognostic-relevance-of-flip-and-procaspase-8-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Ryan A Hutchinson, Helen G Coleman, Kathy Gately, Vincent Young, Siobhan Nicholson, Robert Cummins, Elaine Kay, Sean O Hynes, Philip D Dunne, Seedevi Senevirathne, Peter W Hamilton, Darragh G McArt, Daniel B Longley
In this study, we developed an image analysis algorithm for quantification of two potential apoptotic biomarkers in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC): FLIP and procaspase-8. Immunohistochemical expression of FLIP and procaspase-8 in 184 NSCLC tumors were assessed. Individual patient cores were segmented and classified as tumor and stroma using the Definiens Tissue Studio. Subsequently, chromogenic expression of each biomarker was measured separately in the nucleus and cytoplasm and reported as a quantitative histological score...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901465/1h-nmr-based-metabolic-profiling-of-a-colorectal-cancer-ct-26-lung-metastasis-model-in-mice
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Yan Li, Chunting Wang, Dandan Li, Pengchi Deng, Xiaoni Shao, Jing Hu, Chunqi Liu, Hui Jie, Yiyun Lin, Zhuoling Li, Xinying Qian, Huaqin Zhang, Yinglan Zhao
Lung metastasis is an important cause for the low 5-year survival rate of colorectal cancer patients. Understanding the metabolic profile of lung metastasis of colorectal cancer is important for developing molecular diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. We carried out the metabonomic profiling of lung tissue samples on a mouse lung metastasis model of colorectal cancer using 1H-nuclear magnetic resonance (1H-NMR). The lung tissues of mice were collected at different intervals after marine colon cancer cell line CT-26 was intravenously injected into BALB/c mice...
September 13, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900621/using-a-cloud-computing-system-to-reduce-door-to-balloon-time-in-acute-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-transferred-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Chi-Kung Ho, Fu-Cheng Chen, Yung-Lung Chen, Hui-Ting Wang, Chien-Ho Lee, Wen-Jung Chung, Cheng-Jui Lin, Shu-Kai Hsueh, Shin-Chiang Hung, Kuan-Han Wu, Chu-Feng Liu, Chia-Te Kung, Cheng-I Cheng
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the impact on clinical outcomes using a cloud computing system to reduce percutaneous coronary intervention hospital door-to-balloon (DTB) time for ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: A total of 369 patients before and after implementation of the transfer protocol were enrolled. Of these patients, 262 were transferred through protocol while the other 107 patients were transferred through the traditional referral process...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898233/estimating-the-impact-of-a-cancer-diagnosis-on-life-expectancy-by-socio-economic-group-for-a-range-of-cancer-types-in-england
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Elisavet Syriopoulou, Hannah Bower, Therese M-L Andersson, Paul C Lambert, Mark J Rutherford
BACKGROUND: Differences in cancer survival exist across socio-economic groups for many cancer types. Standard metrics fail to show the overall impact for patients and the population. METHODS: The available data consist of a population of ∼2.5 million patients and include all patients recorded as being diagnosed with melanoma, prostate, bladder, breast, colon, rectum, lung, ovarian and stomach cancers in England between 1998 and 2013. We estimated the average loss in expectation of life per patient in years and the proportion of life lost for a range of cancer types, separately by deprivation group...
September 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894475/news
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EDITORIAL
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The field of acute exacerbations (AEs) in chronic respiratory disease is challenging: definitions of AEs differ amongst the diseases and their severity has proven difficult to define. The Guest Editors of this Monograph tackle this challenging area by bringing together articles from internationally recognised experts in the field of AEs in chronic lung diseases. The book is separated into three sections: the first considers the definition, severity and consequences of exacerbations in each disease; the second looks at exacerbation triggers; and the third discusses the treatment and prevention of exacerbations using pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions...
September 2017: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892307/purification-of-polysaccharide-from-artificially-cultivated-anoectochilus-roxburghii-wall-lindl-by-high-speed-counter-current-chromatography-and-its-antitumor-activity
#10
Xiaoling Yu, Shouer Lin, Jinque Zhang, Liying Huang, Hong Yao, Shaoguang Li
To establish a systematic method for the extraction, purification, characterization and antitumor activity study of polysaccharide from artificially cultivated Anoectochilus roxburghii(wall.) Lindl. (AC-ARPS). High-speed counter current chromatography with two-phase aqueous systems was successfully applied to purify AC-ARPS after one-step separation. The purity of the AC-ARPS obtained by phenol/sulfuric acid method was 95.01%. The chemical structures of AC-ARPS were identified by a series analytical methods including high-performance liquid chromatography and liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887216/phytochemistry-pharmacology-quality-control-and-future-research-of-forsythia-suspensa-thunb-vahl-a-review
#11
REVIEW
Zhaoyi Wang, Qing Xia, Xin Liu, Wenxue Liu, Wanzhen Huang, Xue Mei, Jun Luo, Mingxu Shan, Zhiqiang Ma, Ruichao Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Forsythiae Fructus (called Lianqiao in Chinese), the fruit of Forsythia suspensa (Thunb.) Vahl, is utilized as a common traditional medicine in China, Japan and Korea. It is traditionally used to treat pyrexia, inflammation, gonorrhea, carbuncle and erysipelas. Depending on the different harvest time, Forsythiae Fructus can be classified into two forms, namely Qingqiao and Laoqiao. The greenish fruits that start to ripen are collected as Qingqiao, while the yellow fruits that are fully ripe are collected as Laoqiao...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886479/high-sensitivity-hplc-method-for-determination-of-the-allysine-concentration-in-tissue-by-use-of-a-naphthol-derivative
#12
Philip A Waghorn, Bruno L Oliveira, Chloe M Jones, Andrew M Tager, Peter Caravan
Common to all fibrotic and metastatic diseases is the uncontrollable remodeling of tissue that leads to the accumulation of fibrous connective tissue components such as collagen and elastin. Build-up of fibrous tissue occurs through the cross-linking of collagen or elastin monomers, which is initiated through the oxidation of lysine residues to form α-aminoadipic-δ-semialdehyde (allysine). To provide a measure of the extent of collagen oxidation in disease models of fibrosis or metastasis, a rapid, sensitive HPLC method was developed to quantify the amount of allysine present in tissue...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886341/cdk10-mutations-in-humans-and-mice-cause-severe-growth-retardation-spine-malformations-and-developmental-delays
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Christian Windpassinger, Juliette Piard, Carine Bonnard, Majid Alfadhel, Shuhui Lim, Xavier Bisteau, Stéphane Blouin, Nur'Ain B Ali, Alvin Yu Jin Ng, Hao Lu, Sumanty Tohari, S Zakiah A Talib, Noémi van Hul, Matias J Caldez, Lionel Van Maldergem, Gökhan Yigit, Hülya Kayserili, Sameh A Youssef, Vincenzo Coppola, Alain de Bruin, Lino Tessarollo, Hyungwon Choi, Verena Rupp, Katharina Roetzer, Paul Roschger, Klaus Klaushofer, Janine Altmüller, Sudipto Roy, Byrappa Venkatesh, Rudolf Ganger, Franz Grill, Farid Ben Chehida, Bernd Wollnik, Umut Altunoglu, Ali Al Kaissi, Bruno Reversade, Philipp Kaldis
In five separate families, we identified nine individuals affected by a previously unidentified syndrome characterized by growth retardation, spine malformation, facial dysmorphisms, and developmental delays. Using homozygosity mapping, array CGH, and exome sequencing, we uncovered bi-allelic loss-of-function CDK10 mutations segregating with this disease. CDK10 is a protein kinase that partners with cyclin M to phosphorylate substrates such as ETS2 and PKN2 in order to modulate cellular growth. To validate and model the pathogenicity of these CDK10 germline mutations, we generated conditional-knockout mice...
September 7, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885373/age-adjusted-charlson-comorbidity-score-is-associated-with-the-risk-of-empyema-in-patients-with-copd
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Chung-Han Ho, Yi-Chen Chen, Chin-Chen Chu, Jhi-Joung Wang, Kuang-Ming Liao
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a higher risk of pneumonia than the general population due to their impaired lung defense. They also have a higher risk of empyema and more comorbidities than patients without COPD. This study aimed to evaluate the risk of empyema in patients with COPD after adjusting for age and comorbidities using the age-adjusted Charlson comorbidity index (ACCI).Data were retrieved from the National Health Insurance Research Database. COPD patients were defined as inpatients aged >40 years with an International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification diagnosis code for COPD...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884744/pulmonary-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-with-adenocarcinoma-like-features-napsin-a-expression-and-genomic-alterations
#15
Natasha Rekhtman, Catherine M Pietanza, Joshua Sabari, Joseph Montecalvo, Hangjun Wang, Omar Habeeb, Kyuichi Kadota, Prasad Adusumilli, Charles M Rudin, Marc Ladanyi, William D Travis, Philippe Joubert
Pulmonary large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) is a highly aggressive malignancy, which was recently found to comprise three major genomic subsets: small cell carcinoma-like, non-small cell carcinoma (predominantly adenocarcinoma)-like, and carcinoid-like. To further characterize adenocarcinoma-like subset, here we analyzed the expression of exocrine marker napsin A, along with TTF-1, in a large series of LCNECs (n=112), and performed detailed clinicopathologic and genomic analysis of napsin A-positive cases...
September 8, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883929/frailty-and-patient-reported-outcomes-in-subjects-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-are-they-independent-entities
#16
Masaaki Kusunose, Toru Oga, Saya Nakamura, Yoshinori Hasegawa, Koichi Nishimura
INTRODUCTION: There is a hypothesis that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an accelerated ageing disease. Frailty is a geriatric syndrome characterised by physical, psychological and social vulnerability, thought to be a feature of ageing. The authors aimed to explore the relationship between frailty and physiological and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in subjects with stable COPD. METHODS: We administered the Kihon Checklist that has been validated for frailty screening...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883718/contributions-of-copd-asthma-and-ten-comorbid-conditions-to-health-care-utilization-and-patient-centered-outcomes-among-us-adults-with-obstructive-airway-disease
#17
Terrence E Murphy, Gail J McAvay, Heather G Allore, Jason A Stamm, Paul F Simonelli
BACKGROUND: Among persons with obstructive airway disease, the relative contributions of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and common comorbid conditions to health care utilization and patient-centered outcomes (PCOs) have not been previously reported. METHODS: We followed a total of 3,486 persons aged ≥40 years with COPD, asthma, or both at baseline, from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) cohorts enrolled annually from 2008 through 2012 for 1 year...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883519/monolithic-chip-for-high-throughput-blood-cell-depletion-to-sort-rare-circulating-tumor-cells
#18
Fabio Fachin, Philipp Spuhler, Joseph M Martel-Foley, Jon F Edd, Thomas A Barber, John Walsh, Murat Karabacak, Vincent Pai, Melissa Yu, Kyle Smith, Henry Hwang, Jennifer Yang, Sahil Shah, Ruby Yarmush, Lecia V Sequist, Shannon L Stott, Shyamala Maheswaran, Daniel A Haber, Ravi Kapur, Mehmet Toner
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are a treasure trove of information regarding the location, type and stage of cancer and are being pursued as both a diagnostic target and a means of guiding personalized treatment. Most isolation technologies utilize properties of the CTCs themselves such as surface antigens (e.g., epithelial cell adhesion molecule or EpCAM) or size to separate them from blood cell populations. We present an automated monolithic chip with 128 multiplexed deterministic lateral displacement devices containing ~1...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882640/toxicity-of-the-main-electronic-cigarette-components-propylene-glycol-glycerin-and-nicotine-in-sprague-dawley-rats-in-a-90-day-oecd-inhalation-study-complemented-by-molecular-endpoints
#19
Blaine Phillips, Bjoern Titz, Ulrike Kogel, Danilal Sharma, Patrice Leroy, Yang Xiang, Grégory Vuillaume, Stefan Lebrun, Davide Sciuscio, Jenny Ho, Catherine Nury, Emmanuel Guedj, Ashraf Elamin, Marco Esposito, Subash Krishnan, Walter K Schlage, Emilija Veljkovic, Nikolai V Ivanov, Florian Martin, Manuel C Peitsch, Julia Hoeng, Patrick Vanscheeuwijck
While the toxicity of the main constituents of electronic cigarette (ECIG) liquids, nicotine, propylene glycol (PG), and vegetable glycerin (VG), has been assessed individually in separate studies, limited data on the inhalation toxicity of them is available when in mixtures. In this 90-day subchronic inhalation study, Sprague-Dawley rats were nose-only exposed to filtered air, nebulized vehicle (saline), or three concentrations of PG/VG mixtures, with and without nicotine. Standard toxicological endpoints were complemented by molecular analyses using transcriptomics, proteomics, and lipidomics...
September 5, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882178/differential-lung-ventilation-via-tracheostomy-using-two-endotracheal-tubes-in-an-infant-a-case-report
#20
Demet Demirkol, Yasemin Ataman, Gökhan Gündoğdu
BACKGROUND: This case report presents differential lung ventilation in an infant. The aim is to define an alternative technique for performing differential lung ventilation in children. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of this kind. CASE PRESENTATION: A 4.2-kg, 2.5-month-old Asian boy was referred to our facility with refractory hypoxemia and hypercarbia due to asymmetric lung disease with atelectasis of the left lung and hyperinflation of the right lung...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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