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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822945/development-of-an-accurate-and-sensitive-method-for-lactate-analysis-in-exhaled-breath-condensate-by-lc-ms-ms
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Thomas C Jackson, Yan Victoria Zhang, Patricia J Sime, Richard P Phipps, R Matthew Kottmann
Exhaled breath condensate (EBC) is easily obtained for clinical diagnosis and prognosis for pulmonary diseases and has gained much interest in biomarker discovery research and studies. Lactate, a physiological material, is found in EBC and has been demonstrated to be a potential indicator of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other lung diseases. Several assays are available to detect lactate in human body fluids, and yet none is suitable for detecting lactate in EBC. Due to the very low concentration of lactate in EBC and low volume of EBC, it is very important to develop an assay to measure lactate with high sensitivity, accuracy and easy sample processing...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822787/global-regional-and-national-deaths-prevalence-disability-adjusted-life-years-and-years-lived-with-disability-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-asthma-1990-2015-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
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BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are common diseases with a heterogeneous distribution worldwide. Here, we present methods and disease and risk estimates for COPD and asthma from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) 2015 study. The GBD study provides annual updates on estimates of deaths, prevalence, and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), a summary measure of fatal and non-fatal disease outcomes, for over 300 diseases and injuries, for 188 countries from 1990 to the most recent year...
August 16, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822761/down-regulation-of-vascular-ppar-%C3%AE-contributes-to-endothelial-dysfunction-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-mice-exposed-to-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia
#3
Yanan Zhang, Chunlian Zhang, Haiou Li, Jingdong Hou
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), characterized by chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), is associated with endothelial dysfunction. The prevalence of OSA is linked to an epidemic of obesity. CIH has recently been reported to cause endothelial dysfunction in diet-induced obese animals by exaggerating oxidative stress and inflammation, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. PPAR-γ, a ligand-inducible transcription factor that exerts anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, is down-regulated in the peripheral tissues in diet-induce obesity...
August 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822668/intrinsic-wave-propagation-of-myocardial-stretch-a-new-tool-to-evaluate-myocardial-stiffness-a-pilot-study-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis-and-mitral-regurgitation
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Cristina Pislaru, Mahmoud M Alashry, Jeremy J Thaden, Patricia A Pellikka, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, Sorin V Pislaru
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) filling following atrial contraction generates LV myocardial stretch that propagates from base to apex with a speed proportional to myocardial elasticity. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that intrinsic velocity propagation of myocardial stretch (iVP) would be altered in patients with valvular disease and chronic LV pressure overload or volume overload, which may adversely affect mechanical properties of the LV tissue. A second aim was to compare iVP with flow propagation velocity in the chamber...
August 16, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822508/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-resistant-hypertensive-patients-in-an-asian-population
#5
Rabia Naseem, Arsalan Majeed Adam, Fiza Khan, Adiya Dossal, Ibrahim Khan, Ammara Khan, Hannah Paul, Hafsa Jawed, Aisha Aslam, Faez Muhammad Syed, Muhammad Ahsen Niazi, Shehzeen Nadeem, Aruba Khan, Amber Zia, Mohammad Hussham Arshad
BACKGROUND: Resistant hypertension is a well-recognized clinical challenge yet there are no reported data on its prevalence in Pakistan. These patients are subjected to a higher risk of developing hypertensive complications. The objective of our study was to evaluate the prevalence and determinants of resistant hypertension in an Asian cohort of hypertensive patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out among hypertensive patients visiting a tertiary care hospital in Karachi from September-December 2015...
July 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822449/-cytokine-profiles-of-cd4-t-memory-cells-in-asthma-and-their-relationship-with-asthma-severity
#6
C L Du, K Xu, Z H Min, D D Li, H L Yuan, C Liu, Z H Chen
Objective: To study the phenotype of memory CD4(+) T cells in peripheral blood of asthmatics and its relationship with asthma severity. Methods: From Dec 2014 to Aug 2015, thirty-three asthmatics, twenty-six chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and twenty-two healthy volunteers were enrolled in Respiratory Clinics of Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were isolated from peripheral blood. Cell surface markers (CD45RO, CRTH2, CD62L, and CCR7) and intracellular protein[interleukin (IL)-5, IL-17, interferon (IFN)-γ]staining was performed using flow-cytometric techniques...
August 8, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822411/-effect-of-treating-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-on-chronic-cough-in-children
#7
C Pang, J Q Liang, Q L Gu
Objective: To understand the effect of treating obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) on chronic cough in children. Methods: A total of 100 consecutive children with OSAHS diagnosed by polysomnography(PSG) and chronic cough were included in this study. All children underwent cough condition assessment, OSA-18 scales and MS-IOS before and after surgery, and all children were followed-up for 3 months. Children were separated into three groups according to the severity of OSAHS. Related parameters like Zr, Rf, R5, R20, X5, X35, Rc, Rp obtained from MS-IOS, OSA-18 scores and cough scores were compared between different groups using paired t-test or Wilcoxon sum test...
August 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821730/infiltration-of-m1-but-not-m2-macrophages-is-impaired-after-unilateral-ureter-obstruction-in-nrf2-deficient-mice
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Yuji Sogawa, Hajime Nagasu, Shigeki Iwase, Chieko Ihoriya, Seiji Itano, Atsushi Uchida, Kengo Kidokoro, Shun'ichiro Taniguchi, Masafumi Takahashi, Minoru Satoh, Tamaki Sasaki, Takafumi Suzuki, Masayuki Yamamoto, Tiffany Horng, Naoki Kashihara
Chronic inflammation can be a major driver of the failure of a variety of organs, including chronic kidney disease (CKD). The NLR family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome has been shown to play a pivotal role in inflammation in a mouse kidney disease model. Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), the master transcription factor for anti-oxidant responses, has also been implicated in inflammasome activation under physiological conditions. However, the mechanism underlying inflammasome activation in CKD remains elusive...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821260/24-h-bronchodilation-and-inspiratory-capacity-improvements-with-glycopyrrolate-formoterol-fumarate-via-co-suspension-delivery-technology-in-copd
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Colin Reisner, Gregory Gottschlich, Faisal Fakih, Andras Koser, James Krainson, Luis Delacruz, Samir Arora, Gregory Feldman, Krishna Pudi, Shahid Siddiqui, Chad Orevillo, Andrea Maes, Earl St Rose, Ubaldo Martin
BACKGROUND: Symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may vary throughout the day and it is important that therapeutic approaches provide 24-h symptom control. We report the results of two phase IIIb crossover studies, PT003011 and PT003012, investigating the 24-h lung function profile of GFF MDI (glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate 18/9.6 μg delivered using innovative co-suspension delivery technology) administered twice daily. METHODS: Patients with moderate-to-very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease received 4 weeks' treatment with each of GFF MDI, placebo MDI, and open-label tiotropium (PT003011 only)...
August 18, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820010/diagnosing-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-with-machine-learning
#10
Dimitris Spathis, Panayiotis Vlamos
This study examines the clinical decision support systems in healthcare, in particular about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases, such as Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The empirical pulmonology study of a representative sample (n = 132) attempts to identify the major factors that contribute to the diagnosis of these diseases. Machine learning results show that in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease's case, Random Forest classifier outperforms other techniques with 97...
August 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819467/-mirizzi-s-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-biliary-tract-obstruction-about-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Habib Bellamlih, Lamiae Bouimetarhan, Hassan En-Nouali, Touria Amil, Naoufal Chouaib, Said Jidane, Mostafa Rafai, Ahmed Belkouch, Lahcen Belyamani
Mirizzi's syndrome is a rare complication of chronic vesicular lithiasis with prevalence ranging from 0.7% to 1.4% among patients who have undergone cholecystectomy. It is characterized by cholestatic icterus associated with compression of the common bile duct due to lodged calculus in the vesicular neck or in the cystic duct. The disease can evolve toward the erosion through the common hepatic duct wall and, therefore, it can cause the formation of a gallbladder-biliary fistula. We here report a case of Mirizzi's syndrome type I in order to highlight the role of preoperative diagnosis which is made easier by endoscopic retrograde cholangiography or by cholangio-MRI, allowing to avoid iatrogenic bile duct injuries...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818709/blood-global-dna-methylation-is-decreased-in-non-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-patients
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Angelo Zinellu, Elisabetta Sotgiu, Alessandro G Fois, Elisabetta Zinellu, Salvatore Sotgia, Sara Ena, Arduino A Mangoni, Ciriaco Carru, Pietro Pirina
BACKGROUND: Alterations in global DNA methylation have been associated with oxidative stress (OS). Since chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by increased oxidative stress we aimed to evaluate the levels of global DNA methylation in this patient group. METHODS: We assessed methylcytosine (mCyt) levels in DNA from blood collected in 43 COPD patients (29 with mild and 14 with moderate disease) and 43 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. RESULTS: DNA methylation was significantly lower in COPD patients vs...
August 14, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818418/case-finding-for-persistent-airway-obstruction-in-farmers-a-questionnaire-with-optimal-diagnosis-criteria
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Alicia Guillien, Thibaud E Soumagne, Marc Puyraveau, Patrick Berger, Stéphanie L Guillot, Fabrice Rannou, Stéphane Jouneau, Frédéric J Mauny, Jean-Jacques Laplante, Jean-Charles Dalphin, Bruno Degano
INTRODUCTION: Appropriate identification of subjects who are candidates for spirometry through case-finding questionnaires may help solve the problem of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease misdiagnosis. The performance of case-finding questionnaires depends at least partially on the characteristics of the population used for their development. The use of an accurate threshold for the forced expiratory volume in 1 second / forced vital capacity ratio to define persistent airway obstruction is also vital in ascertaining chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818221/venography-versus-intravascular-ultrasound-for-diagnosing-and-treating-iliofemoral-vein-obstruction
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Paul J Gagne, Robert W Tahara, Carl P Fastabend, Lukasz Dzieciuchowicz, William Marston, Suresh Vedantham, Windsor Ting, Mark D Iafrati
OBJECTIVE: The Venogram vs IVUS for Diagnosing Iliac vein Obstruction (VIDIO) trial was designed to compare the diagnostic efficacy of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) with multiplanar venography for iliofemoral vein obstruction. METHODS: During a 14-month period beginning July 2014, 100 patients with chronic Clinical, Etiologic, Anatomic, and Pathophysiologic clinical class C4 to C6 venous disease and suspected iliofemoral vein obstruction were enrolled at 11 U...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818057/effect-of-counselling-during-pulmonary-rehabilitation-on-self-determined-motivation-towards-physical-activity-in-people-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-protocol-of-a-mixed-methods-study
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Anne-Kathrin Rausch-Osthoff, Nicola Greco, Ariane Schwank, Swantje Beyer, David Gisi, Mandy Scheermesser, André Meichtry, Noriane Sievi, Thomas Hess, Markus Wirz
BACKGROUND: Physical activity promotion in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is focus of research and public health. Patient-centred interventions like counselling are promising approaches to help patients reducing sedentary behaviour. Aim of the present study is to investigate if a physical activity counselling program during pulmonary rehabilitation increases physical activity level in daily life in people with COPD. METHODS: A two-armed, single blind randomised controlled trial including 56 people with COPD will be conducted in an outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation...
August 17, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817393/increased-expiratory-computed-tomography-density-reveals-possible-abnormalities-in-radiologically-preserved-lung-parenchyma-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#16
Valentina Petroulia, Manuela Funke, Pascal Zumstein, Sabina Berezowska, Lukas Ebner, Thomas Geiser, Nenad Torbica, Johannes Heverhagen, Alexander Poellinger
OBJECTIVES: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive lethal chronic lung disease with unclear pathogenesis. Radiological hallmark is the pattern of usual interstitial pneumonia accentuated in peripheral and basal areas with otherwise preserved lung structure. One hypothesis is that alveolar collapse and consequent induration lead to fibrotic transformation of lung tissue. The aim of the study was to investigate normal-appearing tissue during expiration for signs of collapsibility and differences from other diseases or controls...
August 16, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816683/cardiorespiratory-model-based-data-driven-approach-for-sleep-apnea-detection
#17
Sandeep Gutta, Qi Cheng, Hoa Nguyen, Bruce Benjamin
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic sleep disorder affecting millions of people worldwide. Individuals with OSA are rarely aware of the condition and are often left untreated, which can lead to some serious health problems. Nowadays, several low-cost wearable health sensors are available that can be used to conveniently and noninvasively collect a wide range of physiological signals. In this paper, we propose a new framework for OSA detection in which we combine the wearable sensor measurement signals with the mathematical models of the cardiorespiratory system...
August 14, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815017/autophagy-and-airway-fibrosis-is-there-a-link
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Anudeep Kota, Deepak Deshpande, Mehra Haghi, Brian Oliver, Pawan Sharma
In the past decade, an emerging process named "autophagy" has generated intense interest in many chronic lung diseases. Tissue remodeling and fibrosis is a common feature of many airway diseases, and current therapies do not prevent or reverse these structural changes. Autophagy has evolved as a conserved process for bulk degradation and recycling of cytoplasmic components to maintain basal cellular homeostasis and healthy organelle populations in the cell. Furthermore, autophagy serves as a cell survival mechanism and can also be induced by chemical and physical stress to the cell...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814938/superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome-in-association-with-abdominal-tuberculosis-an-eye-opener
#19
Shuchi Bhatt, Biswajit Mishra, Anupama Tandon, Smita Manchanda, G Parthsarathy
Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome (SMAS) is a rare clinical entity presenting as acute or chronic upper gastrointestinal obstruction. It occurs due to compression of third part of duodenum between abdominal aorta and overlying superior mesenteric artery caused by a decrease in angle between the two vessels. Rapid loss of retroperitoneal fat, in conditions leading to severe weight loss is the main factor responsible for this disorder. Superior mesenteric artery syndrome in association with abdominal tuberculosis has not been reported earlier to the best of our knowledge...
May 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814856/prognostic-role-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-and-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-for-hospital-mortality-in-patients-with-aecopd
#20
CaoYuan Yao, XiaoLi Liu, Ze Tang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) is one of the leading causes of hospitalization and is associated with considerable mortality, for which clinicians are seeking useful and easily obtained biomarkers for prognostic evaluation. This study aimed to determine the potential role of the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) as prognostic makers for hospital mortality in patients with AECOPD. METHODS: We included 303 patients with AECOPD in this retrospective study...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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