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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742879/epidemiological-investigations-of-the-introduction-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-in-chile-2013-2015
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Víctor Neira, Barbara Brito, Juan Mena, Marie Culhane, Maria Ignacia Apel, Vanessa Max, Patricio Perez, Valentina Moreno, Christian Mathieu, Magdalena Johow, Catalina Badia, Montserrat Torremorell, Rafael Medina, Rene Ortega
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is endemic in most pork producing countries. In Chile, eradication of PRRS virus (PRRSV) was successfully achieved in 2009 as a result of the combined efforts of producers and the animal health authorities. In October 2013, after several years without detecting PRRSV under surveillance activities, suspected cases were confirmed on a commercial swine farm. Here, we describe the PRRS epidemic in Chile between October 2013 and April 2015, and we studied the origins and spread of PRRSV throughout the country using official surveillance data and Bayesian phylogenetic analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742724/epidemiology-of-noninvasive-ventilation-in-pediatric-cardiac-icus
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Ryan A Romans, Steven M Schwartz, John M Costello, Nikhil K Chanani, Parthak Prodhan, Avihu Z Gazit, Andrew H Smith, David S Cooper, Jeffrey Alten, Kshitij P Mistry, Wenying Zhang, Janet E Donohue, Michael Gaies
OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology of noninvasive ventilation therapy for patients admitted to pediatric cardiac ICUs and to assess practice variation across hospitals. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using prospectively collected clinical registry data. SETTING: Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium clinical registry. PATIENTS: Patients admitted to cardiac ICUs at PC4 hospitals. INTERVENTIONS: None...
July 22, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742187/pulmonell-hypertension-vanligt-vid-kronisk-lungsjukdom-europeiska-riktlinjer-kring-utredning-och-behandling
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David Kylhammar, Göran Rådegran
Pulmonary hypertension due to lung diseases In 2015 the European Society of Cardiology and European Respiratory Society published new guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension (PH). PH due to lung diseases and/or hypoxia was classified as a separate entity. PH is common in lung diseases, but seldom severe. Nevertheless, the presence of PH in a patient with lung disease is associated with worse outcome. If there is clinical suspicion of PH in a patient with lung disease, echocardiography is recommended, and if there are signs of severe PH and/or severe right ventricular dysfunction the patient should be referred to a PH expert centre...
July 21, 2017: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742139/acquisition-of-c1-inhibitor-by-bordetella-pertussis-virulence-associated-gene-8-results-in-c2-and-c4-consumption-away-from-the-bacterial-surface
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Elise S Hovingh, Bryan van den Broek, Betsy Kuipers, Elena Pinelli, Suzan H M Rooijakkers, Ilse Jongerius
Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a contagious disease of the respiratory tract that is re-emerging worldwide despite high vaccination coverage. The causative agent of this disease is the Gram-negative Bordetella pertussis. Knowledge on complement evasion strategies of this pathogen is limited. However, this is of great importance for future vaccine development as it has become apparent that a novel pertussis vaccine is needed. Here, we unravel the effect of Virulence associated gene 8 (Vag8) of B. pertussis on the human complement system at the molecular level...
July 24, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741863/development-of-quality-metrics-for-ambulatory-pediatric-cardiology-infection-prevention
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Jonathan N Johnson, Cindy S Barrett, Wayne H Franklin, Eric M Graham, Nancy J Halnon, Brandy A Hattendorf, Catherine D Krawczeski, James J McGovern, Matthew J O'Connor, Amy H Schultz, Jeffrey M Vinocur, Devyani Chowdhury, Jeffrey B Anderson
INTRODUCTION: In 2012, the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Council established a program to develop quality metrics to guide ambulatory practices for pediatric cardiology. The council chose five areas on which to focus their efforts; chest pain, Kawasaki Disease, tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great arteries after arterial switch, and infection prevention. Here, we sought to describe the process, evaluation, and results of the Infection Prevention Committee's metric design process...
July 25, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741853/application-of-nir-spectroscopy-coupled-with-pls-regression-for-quantification-of-total-polyphenol-contents-from-the-fruit-and-aerial-parts-of-citrullus-colocynthis
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Tania S Rizvi, Fazal Mabood, Liaqat Ali, Mohammed Al-Broumi, Hamida K M Al Rabani, Javid Hussain, Farah Jabeen, Suryyia Manzoor, Ahmed Al-Harrasi
INTRODUCTION: Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad is extensively used to treat diabetes, obesity, fever, cancer, amenorrhea, jaundice, leukemia, rheumatism, and respiratory diseases. Chemical studies have indicated the presence of several cucurbitacins, flavones, and other polyphenols in this plant. These phytochemical constituents are responsible for the interesting antioxidant and other biological activities of C. colocynthis. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, for the first time, near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy coupled with partial least square (PLS) regression analysis was used to quantify the polyphenolic phytochemicals of C...
July 25, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741603/role-of-the-lung-microbiome-in-the-pathogenesis-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Lei Wang, Ke Hao, Ting Yang, Chen Wang
OBJECTIVE: The development of culture-independent techniques for microbiological analysis shows that bronchial tree is not sterile in either healthy or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) individuals. With the advance of sequencing technologies, lung microbiome has become a new frontier for pulmonary disease research, and such advance has led to better understanding of the lung microbiome in COPD. This review aimed to summarize the recent advances in lung microbiome, its relationships with COPD, and the possible mechanisms that microbiome contributed to COPD pathogenesis...
July 24, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741375/comparison-of-slow-and-forced-vital-capacities-on-ability-to-predict-survival-in-als
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Susana Pinto, Mamede de Carvalho
INTRODUCTION: Slow (SVC) and forced (FVC) vital capacities are the most used pulmonary function tests in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It is unknown if they equally predict survival in ALS. The aim of the present study was to compare both measures in predicting survival in this disease. METHODS: Consecutive definite/probable ALS patients (2000-2014) in whom respiratory tests were performed at baseline and four months later were included. All patients were evaluated with the revised ALS functional rating scale (ALSFRS-R), respiratory (RofALSFRS-R), bulbar (ALSFRSb), upper and lower limb subscores, SVC, FVC, maximal inspiratory (MIP) and expiratory (MEP) pressures...
July 25, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740835/severe-pulmonary-hypertension-due-to-combined-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-emphysema-another-cause-of-death-among-smokers
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REVIEW
André Carramenha de Góes Hirano, Eduardo Pelegrineti Targueta, Fernando Peixoto Ferraz de Campos, João Augusto Dos Santos Martines, Dafne Andrade, Silvana Maria Lovisolo, Aloisio Felipe-Silva
In 2005, the combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) was first defined as a distinct entity, which comprised centrilobular or paraseptal emphysema in the upper pulmonary lobes, and fibrosis in the lower lobes accompanied by reduced diffused capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide (DLCO). Recently, the fibrosis associated with the connective tissue disease was also included in the diagnosis of CPFE, although the exposure to tobacco, coal, welding, agrochemical compounds, and tire manufacturing are the most frequent causative agents...
April 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740748/a-highly-pathogenic-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-candidate-vaccine-based-on-japanese-encephalitis-virus-replicon-system
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Pingsheng Hu, Xiaoming Chen, Lihong Huang, Shukai Liu, Fuyu Zang, Jinchao Xing, Youyue Zhang, Jiaqi Liang, Guihong Zhang, Ming Liao, Wenbao Qi
In the swine industry, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is a highly contagious disease which causes heavy economic losses worldwide. Effective prevention and disease control is an important issue. In this study, we described the construction of a Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) DNA-based replicon with a cytomegalovirus (CMV) promoter based on the genome of Japanese encephalitis live vaccine virus SA14-14-2, which is capable of offering a potentially novel way to develop and produce vaccines against a major pathogen of global health...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740697/successful-treatment-of-acute-respiratory-failure-in-a-patient-with-pulmonary-mycobacterium-abscessus-infection-accompanied-by-organizing-pneumonia
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Goohyeon Hong, Doh Hyung Kim, Youn Seup Kim
Organizing pneumonia (OP) is an inflammatory lung disease characterized pathologically by the presence of buds of granulation tissue in the distal air spaces. There are numerous causes of OP including acute respiratory infections such as viral and bacterial infections. However, Mycobacterium abscessus (M. abscessus) has rarely been reported as a causative pathogen of OP. Here, we report a 67-year-old woman with rapidly progressive pulmonary M. abscessus infection who developed OP and acute respiratory failure (ARF)...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740693/disease-flare-after-discontinuing-gefitinib-in-a-patient-with-lung-adenocarcinoma-and-concomitant-epithelial-growth-factor-receptor-mutation-and-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-translocation
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Eun Hye Park, Hwa Young Lee, Jin Woo Kim, Chang Dong Yeo
We report on a patient with lung adenocarcinoma and a concomitant epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) translocation who developed a disease flare after discontinuing gefitinib. A 63-year-old woman with lung adenocarcinoma and a concomitant activating EGFR mutation and ALK translocation was treated with first-line gefitinib. After 4 months, she discontinued the gefitinib due to disease progression. She was admitted to the emergency room complaining of severe dyspnea and back pain 22 days after discontinuing gefitinib...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740672/effectiveness-of-perioperative-pulmonary-rehabilitation-in-thoracic-surgery
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Attila Vagvolgyi, Zsolt Rozgonyi, Maria Kerti, Paul Vadasz, Janos Varga
BACKGROUND: Functional condition is crucial for operability of patients with lung cancer and/or chronic respiratory diseases. The aim of the study was to measure changes of functional and quality of life parameters in terms of the effectiveness of perioperative pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). METHODS: A total of 208 COPD patients (age: 63±9 years, man/woman: 114/94, FEV1: 62±14%pred) participated in a perioperative PR program. The indication was primary lung cancer in 72% of the patients...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740490/inhibition-of-the-nod-like-receptor-protein-3-inflammasome-is-protective-in-juvenile-influenza-a-virus-infection
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Bria M Coates, Kelly L Staricha, Nandini Ravindran, Clarissa M Koch, Yuan Cheng, Jennifer M Davis, Dale K Shumaker, Karen M Ridge
Influenza A virus (IAV) is a significant cause of life-threatening lower respiratory tract infections in children. Antiviral therapy is the mainstay of treatment, but its effectiveness in this age group has been questioned. In addition, damage inflicted on the lungs by the immune response to the virus may be as important to the development of severe lung injury during IAV infection as the cytotoxic effects of the virus itself. A crucial step in the immune response to IAV is activation of the NOD-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome and the subsequent secretion of the inflammatory cytokines, interleukin-1β (IL-1β), and interleukin-18 (IL-18)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740444/effective-deployment-of-technology-supported-management-of-chronic-respiratory-conditions-a-call-for-stakeholder-engagement
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Richard W Costello, Alexandra L Dima, Dermot Ryan, R Andrew McIvor, Kay Boycott, Alison Chisholm, David Price, John D Blakey
BACKGROUND: Healthcare systems are under increasing strain, predominantly due to chronic non-communicable diseases. Connected healthcare technologies are becoming ever more capable and their components cheaper. These innovations could facilitate both self-management and more efficient use of healthcare resources for common respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, newer technologies can only facilitate major changes in practice, and cannot accomplish them in isolation...
2017: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740403/primary-lung-sarcoma-treated-with-stereotactic-ablative-radiotherapy-a-case-report
#16
Seung-Gu Yeo
Primary lung sarcoma (PLS) is an extremely rare, very aggressive malignancy. Surgical removal is considered the treatment of choice, and patients who have been given conventional radiotherapy have had inferior outcomes. This study is the first describing a case of PLS treated with stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), which precisely targets a small tumor with a markedly higher biologically effective dose than conventional radiotherapy. The patient was an 82-year-old man who was diagnosed with primary lung leiomyosarcoma based on radiology, pathology, and immunohistochemical examinations...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740377/mathematical-modeling-of-postcoinfection-with-influenza-a-virus-and-streptococcus-pneumoniae-with-implications-for-pneumonia-and-copd-risk-assessment
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Yi-Hsien Cheng, Shu-Han You, Yi-Jun Lin, Szu-Chieh Chen, Wei-Yu Chen, Wei-Chun Chou, Nan-Hung Hsieh, Chung-Min Liao
BACKGROUND: The interaction between influenza and pneumococcus is important for understanding how coinfection may exacerbate pneumonia. Secondary pneumococcal pneumonia associated with influenza infection is more likely to increase respiratory morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to assess exacerbated inflammatory effects posed by secondary pneumococcal pneumonia, given prior influenza infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A well-derived mathematical within-host dynamic model of coinfection with influenza A virus and Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) integrated with dose-response relationships composed of previously published mouse experimental data and clinical studies was implemented to study potentially exacerbated inflammatory responses in pneumonia based on a probabilistic approach...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740376/fluticasone-propionate-formoterol-for-copd-management-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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A Papi, D Dokic, W Tzimas, I Mészáros, A Olech-Cudzik, Z Koroknai, K McAulay, S Mersmann, P S Dalvi, T Overend
PURPOSE: To evaluate fluticasone propionate/formoterol (FP/FORM) in COPD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: COPD patients with forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) ≤50% predicted and ≥1 moderate/severe COPD exacerbation in the last 12 months were randomized to FP/FORM 500/20 or 250/10 µg bid, or formoterol (FORM) 12 µg bid for 52 weeks. The primary outcome was the annualized rate of moderate/severe COPD exacerbations. RESULTS: In total, 1,765 patients were randomized...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740374/characterization-of-throat-microbial-flora-in-smokers-with-or-without-copd
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Wenqi Diao, Ning Shen, Yipeng Du, Ke Qian, Bei He
The study aimed to determine the relationship between throat microbiome and COPD. Sixty-five Chinese males (n=20, smokers without COPD; n=45 smokers with COPD) were included. Nonmetric multidimensional scaling indicated differences of microbiome between COPD and controls, but no difference was observed between COPD patients with differing degrees of lung function or disease severity. Rarefaction analyses suggested that operational taxonomic units (OTUs, species-level) richness decreased in COPD. The dominant taxa between COPD and controls were similar, but the proportions of taxonomic distribution were different...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740373/glycated-hemoglobin-a1c-based-adjusted-glycemic-variables-in-patients-with-diabetes-presenting-with-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#20
Chih-Jen Yang, Wen-I Liao, Zun-Cheng Tang, Jen-Chun Wang, Chien-Hsing Lee, Wei-Chou Chang, Chin-Wang Hsu, Shih-En Tang, Shih-Hung Tsai
Acute hyperglycemia is a common finding in patients presenting to emergency departments (EDs) with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). Several studies have argued against the association between hyperglycemia at admission and adverse outcomes in patients with diabetes and an acute illness. Recent studies have shown that glucose-related variables (eg, glycemic gaps and stress hyperglycemia ratios) that are adjusted for glycated hemoglobin levels can indicate the severity of a variety of diseases...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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