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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617160/rising-need-for-health-education-among-renal-transplant-patients-and-caregiving-competence-in-care-providers
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Jianfei Xie, Yingzi Ming, Siqing Ding, Xiaoxia Wu, Jia Liu, Lifang Liu, Jianda Zhou
BACKGROUND: Health education positively affects the efficacy of self-management and should be carried out according to the status of patients' needs, knowledge, and the competence of the primary caregivers. OBJECTIVES: This study was to investigate the needs of health education knowledge in transplant patients and the competence of the primary caregivers. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study using a convenient sampling approach. Self-report questionnaires were applied to 351 renal transplantation patients and their primary caregivers...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616378/primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-presenting-with-spontaneous-pneumothorax-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jia Hou, Yanan Zhang, Ri Gong, Xiwei Zheng, Xia Yang
BACKGROUND: Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an autosomal recessive heterogeneous group of conditions with variable clinical findings. CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old nonsmoking Chinese man present to the emergency department of our hospital with acute-onset breathlessness and sudden-onset left-sided chest pain. The patient had 6 years primary infertility and suffered from recurrent episodes of respiratory tract infections since childhood. Chest X-ray was performed, which showed a left-sided pneumothorax with lung collapse...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616268/tumor-invasiveness-defined-by-iaslc-ats-ers-classification-of-ground-glass-nodules-can-be-predicted-by-quantitative-ct-parameters
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Qian-Jun Zhou, Zhi-Chun Zheng, Yong-Qiao Zhu, Pei-Ji Lu, Jia Huang, Jian-Ding Ye, Jie Zhang, Shun Lu, Qing-Quan Luo
BACKGROUND: To investigate the potential value of CT parameters to differentiate ground-glass nodules between noninvasive adenocarcinoma and invasive pulmonary adenocarcinoma (IPA) as defined by IASLC/ATS/ERS classification. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 211 patients with pathologically proved stage 0-IA lung adenocarcinoma which appeared as subsolid nodules, from January 2012 to January 2013 including 137 pure ground glass nodules (pGGNs) and 74 part-solid nodules (PSNs)...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612565/-the-relationship-of-polymorphisms-in-interleukin-17a-gene-interleukin-17f-gene-and-the-pulmonary-inflammation-risk-in-dust-exposed-workers-in-a-chinese-population
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Wen-Li Xu, Qin Zhang, Cheng-Jun Huang, Ya-Jia Lan, Yong-Wei Wang, Lin-Sen Xiong
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the polymorphisms in interleukin 17A IL-17A) and interleukin 17F (IL-17F) and their relationship with pulmonary inflammation risk of dust exposed workers. METHODS: A case-control study among 193 subjects, including 67 subjects in case group and 126 in control group was conducted. PCR-RFLP was applied to genotype IL-17A (G-197A) and IL-17F (7488T/C). Logistic regression analysis was used to determine the effects of IL-17A (G-197A) and IL-17F (7488T/C) on the lung inflammation risk in dust exposed workers...
January 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612230/right-atrial-diameter-and-outcome-of-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Song -Nan Wen, Nian Liu, Rong Bai, Ri-Bo Tang, Rong-Hui Yu, De-Yong Long, Cai-Hua Sang, Chen-Xi Jiang, Song-Nan Li, Jia-Hui Wu, Yan-Fei Ruan, Rong Hu, Xin Du, Xiao-Hui Liu, Jian-Zeng Dong, Chang-Sheng Ma
PURPOSE: While AF is considered more like a left atrial (LA) disease, to what extent the right atrium contributes to the pathogenesis and ablation outcome of AF remains unclear. This study aimed to identify if right atrial diameter (RAD) could predict arrhythmia recurrence after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: Four hundred and seventy patients with drug-resistant AF [paroxysmal AF (PAF) 196; non-PAF 274] who underwent primary catheter ablation were enrolled...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599465/pulmonary-enteric-adenocarcinoma-with-pancreatic-metastasis-a-case-report
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Wen-Wen Sun, Zhi-Hong Xu, Chao-Fu Wang, Fang Wu, Jiu-Mei Cao, Pei-Jing Cui, Wei Huang, Xiao-Long Jin, Biao Li, Ke-Min Chen, Bei-Li Gao, Jia-An Hu
Pulmonary enteric adenocarcinoma is a markedly rare pathological type of lung adenocarcinoma. As the pancreas is a relatively uncommon site for metastasis, the present case is even more unusual. A 62-year-old male was admitted to hospital following the identification of masses in the left chest wall, right abdominal wall and right upper limb, but with no respiratory symptoms. Computed tomography (CT) of the chest revealed a lump in the lung and a mass in the left chest wall, and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) uptake by the lumps was increased...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591364/roles-of-the-erk1-2-and-pi3k-pkb-signaling-pathways-in-regulating-the-expression-of-extracellular-matrix-genes-in-rat-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells
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Peng Jia, Yu Hu, Gang Li, Yuqin Sun, Jian Zhao, Jie Fu, Cuixia Lu, Bin Liu
Purpose: To investigate the mechanisms by which PD98059 and LY294002 interfere with the abnormal deposition of extracellular matrix regulated by connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) of rat pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs). Methods: Rat PASMCs were cultured and separated into a control group. Real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR was performed to detect the expression of collagen III and fibronectin mRNA. Immunohistochemistry and western blot analyses were performed to detect the expression of collagen III protein...
May 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586065/valsartan-attenuates-pulmonary-hypertension-via-suppression-of-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-expression-in-rodents
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Yuyan Lu, Haipeng Guo, Yuxi Sun, Xin Pan, Jia Dong, Di Gao, Wei Chen, Yawei Xu, Dachun Xu
It has previously been demonstrated that the renin-angiotensin system is involved in the pathogenesis and development of pulmonary hypertension (PH). However, the efficacy of angiotensin II type I (AT1) receptor blockers in the treatment of PH is variable. The present study examined the effects of the AT1 receptor blocker valsartan on monocrotaline (MCT)‑induced PH in rats and chronic hypoxia‑induced PH in mice. The results demonstrated that valsartan markedly attenuated development of PH in rats and mice, as indicated by reduced right ventricular systolic pressure, diminished lung vascular remodeling and decreased right ventricular hypertrophy, compared with vehicle treated animals...
June 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585438/pulmonary-immune-cells-and-inflammatory-cytokine-dysregulation-are-associated-with-mortality-of-il-1r1-mice-infected-with-influenza-virus-h1n1
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Lei Guo, Yan-Cui Wang, Jun-Jie Mei, Ruo-Tong Ning, Jing-Jing Wang, Jia-Qi Li, Xi Wang, Hui-Wen Zheng, Hai-Tao Fan, Long-Ding Liu
Respirovirus infection can cause viral pneumonia and acute lung injury (ALI). The interleukin-1 (IL-1) family consists of proinflammatory cytokines that play essential roles in regulating immune and inflammatory responses in vivo. IL-1 signaling is associated with protection against respiratory influenza virus infection by mediation of the pulmonary anti-viral immune response and inflammation. We analyzed the infiltration lung immune leukocytes and cytokines that contribute to inflammatory lung pathology and mortality of fatal H1N1 virus-infected IL-1 receptor 1 (IL-1R1) deficient mice...
May 18, 2017: Zoological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583135/outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-of-non-hiv-patients-with-pneumocystis-jirovecii-pneumonia-and-pulmonary-cmv-co-infection-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Qing Yu, Peng Jia, Li Su, Hong Zhao, Chengli Que
BACKGROUND: Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) and pulmonary cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection are common opportunistic infections among immunocompromised patients. However, few studies have evaluated their co-infection, especially among non-HIV patients. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the outcomes and prognostic factors among non-HIV patients with PJP according to their CMV infection status. METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated non-HIV patients who were diagnosed with PJP between January 2009 and January2016...
June 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578306/multiple-recurrent-ischaemic-strokes-in-a-patient-with-cancer-is-there-a-role-for-the-initiation-of-anticoagulation-therapy-for-secondary-stroke-prevention
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Giselle Alexandra Suero-Abreu, Jia Zhen Cheng, Ryna Karina Then
A 52-year-old woman with a medical history of cervical and thyroid cancer, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, uncontrolled diabetes and heavy smoking was diagnosed with a new metastatic cholangiocarcinoma. While undergoing palliative chemotherapy, she developed dysarthria and left-sided weakness. Imaging studies showed multiple bilateral ischaemic strokes. On hospital days 2 and 5, she developed worsening neurological symptoms and imaging studies revealed new areas of ischaemia on respective days. Subsequent workup did not revealed a clear aetiology for the multiple ischaemic events and hypercoagulability studies were only significant for a mildly elevated serum D-dimer level...
June 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575218/the-safe-volume-threshold-for-chest-drain-removal-following-pulmonary-resection
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Kok Hooi Yap, Jia Lin Soon, Boon Hean Ong, Yee Jim Loh
A best evidence topic in thoracic surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was 'In patients undergoing pulmonary resection, is there a safe drainage volume threshold for chest drain removal?' Altogether 1054 papers were found, of which 5 papers represented the best evidence. The authors, journal, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes and results of these papers are tabulated. Chest drainage threshold, where used, ranged from 250 to 500 ml/day...
June 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567499/synergistic-effects-of-temperature-and-humidity-on-the-symptoms-of-copd-patients
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Zhe Mu, Pei-Li Chen, Fu-Hai Geng, Lei Ren, Wen-Chao Gu, Jia-Yun Ma, Li Peng, Qing-Yun Li
This panel study investigates how temperature, humidity, and their interaction affect chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients' self-reported symptoms. One hundred and six COPD patients from Shanghai, China, were enrolled, and age, smoking status, St. George Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) score, and lung function index were recorded at baseline. The participants were asked to record their indoor temperature, humidity, and symptoms on diary cards between January 2011 and June 2012. Altogether, 82 patients finished the study...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551087/predictors-of-digoxin-use-and-risk-of-mortality-in-ed-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-results-from-the-chinese-af-registry
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Shuang Wu, Yan-Min Yang, Jun Zhu, Jia-Meng Ren, Juan Wang, Han Zhang, Xing-Hui Shao
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate factors of digoxin use and its relation to mortality in ED patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: The Chinese AF registry enrolled 2016 AF patients from 20 representative EDs, and the period of study was one year. Predictors of digoxin use and its relation to mortality were assessed by logistic and Cox regression analyses. RESULTS: Digoxin was assigned in 609 patients (30.6%), and younger age, lower body mass index values, and existence of permanent AF, heart failure (HF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and valvular heart disease were identified to be factors associated with digoxin use...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550021/effects-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-on-neurocognitive-architecture-and-function-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-study-protocol-for-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Huajun Xu, Hui Wang, Jian Guan, Hongliang Yi, Yingjun Qian, Jianyin Zou, Yunyan Xia, Yiqun Fu, Xinyi Li, Xiao Jiao, Hengye Huang, Pin Dong, Ziwei Yu, Jun Yang, Mingliang Xiang, Jiping Li, Yanqing Chen, Peihua Wang, Yizhou Sun, Yuehua Li, Xiaojian Zheng, Wei Jia, Shankai Yin
OBJECTIVES: Many clinical studies have indicated that obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), the most common chronic sleep disorder, may affect neurocognitive function, and that treatment for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has some neurocognitive protective effects against the adverse effects of OSA. However, the effects of CPAP treatment on neurocognitive architecture and function remain unclear. Therefore, this multicentre trial was designed to investigate whether and when neurocognitive architecture and function in patients with OSA can be improved by CPAP treatment and to explore the role of gut microbiota in improving neurocognitive function during treatment...
May 25, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542554/sodium-tanshinone-iia-sulfonate-stimulated-cl-secretion-in-mouse-trachea
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Peng-Xiao Chen, Yi-Lin Zhang, Jia-Wen Xu, Ming-Hao Yu, Jie-Hong Huang, Lei Zhao, Wen-Liang Zhou
Sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate (STS) is a derivate of tanshinone IIA, a lipophilic compound in Salvia miltiorrhiza. This study aimed to investigate the effect of STS on ion transport in mouse tracheal epithelium and the mechanisms underlying it. Short-circuit current (Isc) was measured to evaluate the effect of STS on transepithelial ion transport. Intracellular Ca2+ imaging was performed to observe intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) changes induced by STS in primary cultured mouse tracheal epithelial cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538393/a-comparison-of-extraluminal-and-intraluminal-use-of-the-uniblocker-in-left-thoracic-surgery-a-consort-compliant-article
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Zhuo Liu, WenSheng He, QianQian Jia, XiaoChun Yang, ShuJuan Liang, XiuLi Wang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety issues concerning extraluminal use of the Uniblocker for one-lung ventilation (OLV) in the left thoracic surgery. METHODS: Forty patients undergoing elective left thoracic surgery were included in this study, and all patients were randomly allocated to extraluminal use of Uniblocker group (E group, n = 20) or intraluminal use of Uniblocker group (I group, n = 20). Time for intubation, time for verification of the correct position of Uniblocker, incidence of Uniblocker displacement, index of pulmonary collapse, mean arterial pressure, heart rate, peak airway pressure, oxygen saturation in two-lung ventilation, and 30 minutes after OLV, bronchial damage after OLV, sore throat, and hoarseness postoperative were recorded...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494457/resveratrol-protects-against-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-rats-via-activation-of-silent-information-regulator-1
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Lei Yu, Yingfeng Tu, Xueling Jia, Kun Fang, Li Liu, Lin Wan, Chuanying Xiang, Yanan Wang, Xiangju Sun, Tianyou Liu, Dejun Yu, Weiwei Cao, Yinli Song, Yuhua Fan
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The polyphenol resveratrol (Rev) has been found to exhibit various beneficial effects including prevention of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The present study was designed to investigate the action and potential mechanism of Rev on PAH, focusing on the role of SIRT1 (Silent Information Regulator 1) in apoptosis of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs). METHODS: PAH rats were established by exposure to hypoxia for 21 days. Rev and SRT1720 (a selective SIRT1 activator) were used to reverse PAH by gavaging rats...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493083/protective-effects-of-acupuncture-in-cardiopulmonary-bypass-induced-lung-injury-in-rats
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Wen Ma, Zigang Li, Zhou Lu, Wenling Tan, Zhewen Zhang, Yajun Li, Zhongwei Yang, Jia Zhou, Huifang Tang, Huashun Cui
Acute lung injury caused by cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) increases the mortality after cardiac surgery. Our previous clinical study suggested that electroacupuncture (EAc) has a protective effect during CPB, but the mechanism was unclear. So, we design this study to investigate the effects of EAc on CPB-induced lung injury and the underlying mechanism. Male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into control, CPB, and CPB + EAc groups. A lung injury model was created by CPB surgery to serve as the CPB group, and EAc (2/100 Hz) was used before CPB in the CPB + EAc group...
May 10, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485322/role-of-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cell-1-expression-in-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-modulation-of-cd8-t-cell-differentiation-during-the-immune-response-to-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis
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Na Cui, Hao Wang, Long-Xiang Su, Jia-Hui Zhang, Yun Long, Da-Wei Liu
BACKGROUND: Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cell-1 (TREM-1) may play a vital role in mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) modulation of CD8+ T-cell differentiation through the transcription factors T-box expressed in T-cells and eomesodermin during the immune response to invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA). This study aimed to investigate whether the mTOR signaling pathway modulates the proliferation and differentiation of CD8+ T-cells during the immune response to IPA and the role TREM-1 plays in this process...
May 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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