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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615970/changes-in-pulmonary-function-tests-in-breast-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-locoregional-post-mastectomy-radiotherapy-results-of-a-pilot-study
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Eyad Fawzi AlSaeed, Faisal Khalid Balaraj, Mutahir A Tunio
BACKGROUND: The aim of present pilot study was to evaluate the changes in pulmonary function tests (PFTs) after locoregional post-mastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) in breast cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients with histopathologically confirmed breast carcinoma stages T1-T4, N1-N2, who were treated with modified radical mastectomy with neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy underwent PFTs, including forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), forced expiratory flow at 50%, and peak expiratory flow rate, maximum mid expiratory flow (MMEF25-75), maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max), and carbon monoxide diffusing capacity (DLCO) before, at 30 days, and at 90 days after locoregional PMRT...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606626/serum-alarm-antiproteases-in-systemic-sclerosis-patients
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Anna Olewicz-Gawlik, Dorota Trzybulska, Katarzyna Graniczna, Barbara Kuznar-Kaminska, Katarzyna Katulska, Halina Batura-Gabryel, Magdalena Frydrychowicz, Aleksandra Danczak-Pazdrowska, Iwona Mozer-Lisewska
Alarm antiproteases, i.e. secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor ad elafin, are key mediators in innate immune response and integrate innate and adaptive immunity systems. The aim of the study was to assess clinical significance of serum levels of alarm antiproteases, elafin and secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI) in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Twenty-eight patients with SSc, 25 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 22 healthy controls were recruited. Serum elafin and SLPI levels were examined using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
June 9, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596831/ofatumumab-associated-acute-pneumonitis-not-new-but-still-the-first-case
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Alice Bonanni, Enrica Bertelli, Chiara Panicucci, Matteo D'Alessandro, Andrea Moscatelli, Elisabetta Lampugnani, Oliviero Sacco, Gian Michele Magnano, Pietro Ravani, Gian Marco Ghiggeri
Ofatumumab is an anti-CD20 humanized monoclonal antibody utilized in the treatment of several clinical conditions resistant to other treatments. In spite there was a general expectation that ofatumumab was less toxic compared to rituximab, side effects have been reported that resemble those of its anti-CD20 chimeric precursor. Here, we describe the first case of Ofatumumab associate lung injury occurring in a 14-year-old boy affected by nephrotic syndrome dependent to prednisone plus cyclosporine A who had been treated with the dose of drug utilized in nephrotic syndrome (1500 mg/173 m(2))...
February 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577845/ninety-day-mortality-after-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Alessandro Brunelli, Padma Dinesh, Joshua Woodcock-Shaw, Duncan Littlechild, Cecilia Pompili
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the incidence and risk factors of 90-day mortality rate after video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy. METHODS: Retrospective analysis on 733 VATS lobectomies or segmentectomies (January 2012 to February 2016), including 66 operations converted to open operation. Several patient-related and surgical variables were tested to verify their association with 90-day mortality using univariable and logistic regression analyses. A score was assigned to each variable in the final model by proportionally weighting the regression odds ratios (ORs) and assigning 1 point to the smallest one...
June 1, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569052/serum-ykl-40-is-a-reliable-biomarker-for-pulmonary-alveolar-proteinosis
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Francesco Bonella, Xiaoping Long, Xuan He, Shinichiro Ohshimo, Matthias Griese, Josune Guzman, Ulrich Costabel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare disease characterized by alveolar filling. YKL-40, a chitinase-like protein produced by macrophages and epithelial cells, is increased in patients with interstitial lung diseases. We aimed to evaluate the role of YKL-40 as a biomarker for PAP. METHODS: A total of 34 patients with autoimmune PAP and 50 healthy controls were studied. YKL-40 was measured by ELISA in serum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF)...
May 31, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554819/interstitial-lung-fluid-balance-in-healthy-lowlanders-exposed-to-high-altitude
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Bryan J Taylor, Glenn M Stewart, Jan W Marck, Douglas T Summerfield, Amine N Issa, Bruce D Johnson
We aimed to assess lung fluid balance before and after gradual ascent to 5150m. Lung diffusion capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO), alveolar-capillary membrane conductance (DmCO) and ultrasound lung comets (ULCs) were assessed in 12 healthy lowlanders at sea-level, and on Day 1, Day 5 and Day 9 after arrival at Mount Everest Base Camp (EBC). EBC was reached following an 8-day hike at progressively increasing altitudes starting at 2860m. DLCO was unchanged from sea-level to Day 1 at EBC, but increased on Day 5 (11±10%) and Day 9 (10±9%) vs...
May 26, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553095/deterioration-of-quality-of-life-is-associated-with-the-exacerbation-frequency-in-individuals-with-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency-analysis-from-the-german-registry
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Nikolas Bernhard, Philipp M Lepper, Claus Vogelmeier, Martina Seibert, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Robert Bals, Sebastian Fähndrich
BACKGROUND: Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is a rare hereditary disease that is associated with a higher risk to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and liver cirrhosis. Previous cross-sectional studies on AATD individuals have shown a relationship between worse St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) scores and elevated exacerbation rate or high cigarette consumption. There is a lack of longitudinal data on the relationship between the exacerbation rate and worsening of SGRQ during disease...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514266/pulmonary-vascular-function-and-aerobic-exercise-capacityat-moderate-altitude
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Vitalie Faoro, Gael Deboeck, Marco Vicenzi, Anne-Fleur Gaston, Bamodi Simaga, Grégory Doucende, Ilona Hapkova, Emma Roca, Enric Subirats, Fabienne Durand, Robert Naeije
PURPOSE: There has been suggestion that a greater "pulmonary vascular reserve" defined by a low pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and a high lung diffusing capacity (DL) allows for a superior aerobic exercise capacity. How pulmonary vascular reserve might affect exercise capacity at moderate altitude is not known. METHODS: Thirty-eight healthy subjects underwent an exercise stress echocardiography of the pulmonary circulation, combined with measurements of DL for nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO) and a cardio-pulmonary exercise test at sea level and at the altitude of 2250m...
May 17, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502419/the-performance-of-the-gap-model-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
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Julie Morisset, Eric Vittinghoff, Bo Young Lee, Roberto Tonelli, Xiaowen Hu, Brett M Elicker, Jay H Ryu, Kirk D Jones, Stefania Cerri, Andreina Manfredi, Marco Sebastiani, Andrew J Gross, Brett Ley, Paul J Wolters, Talmadge E King, Dong Soon Kim, Harold R Collard, Joyce S Lee
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Similarities have been observed between patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and the UIP (usual interstitial pneumonia) form of RA-ILD. The GAP (gender, age, physiology) model has been shown to predict mortality in patients with IPF, but its ability to predict mortality in RA-ILD is not known. METHODS: We identified 309 patients with RA-ILD at 4 academic centers with ongoing longitudinal cohorts of patients with ILD...
June 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500413/impaired-pulmonary-function-is-an-additional-potential-mechanism-for-the-reduction-of-functional-capacity-in-clinically-stable-fontan-patients
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Aída L R Turquetto, Luiz F Canêo, Daniela R Agostinho, Patrícia A Oliveira, Maria Isabel C S Lopes, Patrícia F Trevizan, Frederico L A Fernandes, Maria A Binotto, Gabriela Liberato, Glaucia M P Tavares, Rodolfo A Neirotti, Marcelo B Jatene
Central factors negatively affect the functional capacity of Fontan patients (FP), but "non-cardiac" factors, such as pulmonary function, may contribute to their exercise intolerance. We studied the pulmonary function in asymptomatic FP and its correlations with their functional capacity. Pulmonary function and cardiopulmonary exercise tests were performed in a prospective study of 27 FP and 27 healthy controls (HC). Cardiovascular magnetic resonance was used to evaluate the Fontan circulation. The mean age at tests, the mean age at surgery, and the median follow-up time of FP were 20(±6), 8(±3), and 11(8-17) years, respectively...
May 12, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488784/ct-determined-pulmonary-artery-to-aorta-ratio-as-a-predictor-of-elevated-pulmonary-artery-pressure-and-survival-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Mitsuaki Yagi, Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Masahiko Ando, Tomoki Kimura, Kensuke Kataoka, Taiki Furukawa, Atsushi Suzuki, Takeshi Johkoh, Yoshinori Hasegawa
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Elevated mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) is a significant prognostic indicator in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). It has been reported that the computed tomography-determined ratio of the diameter of the pulmonary artery to the aorta (PA:A) is correlated with mPAP in various respiratory diseases. However, in patients with IPF, whether the PA:A can be used to predict elevated mPAP and the prognostic value of the PA:A has not been fully evaluated. METHODS: We conducted a single-centre, observational study of 177 consecutive IPF patients who underwent right heart catheterization...
May 10, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449678/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-predicts-progression-free-survival-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Aurélien Justet, Astrid Laurent-Bellue, Gabriel Thabut, Arnaud Dieudonné, Marie-Pierre Debray, Raphael Borie, Michel Aubier, Rachida Lebtahi, Bruno Crestani
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a devastating disease characterized by an unpredictable course. Prognostic markers and disease activity markers are needed. The purpose of this single-center retrospective study was to evaluate the prognostic value of lung fluorodeoxyglucose ([(18)F]-FDG) uptake assessed by standardized uptake value (SUV), metabolic lung volume (MLV) and total lesion glycolysis (TLG) in patients with IPF. METHODS: We included 27 IPF patients (IPF group) and 15 patients with a gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumor without thoracic involvement (control group)...
April 27, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449462/pulmonary-function-tests-findings-and-their-diagnostic-value-in-patients-with-igg4-related-disease
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Lu Cao, Yi-Bing Chen, Da-Hui Zhao, Wen-Fang Shi, Song Meng, Li-Xin Xie
BACKGROUND: IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is an immune-mediated fibroinflammatory disorder that can affect most organs. To date, there have been no detailed assessments of pulmonary function in patients with IgG4-RD. In this study, we investigated pulmonary function in IgG4-RD patients and evaluated the value of pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in diagnosing IgG4-related respiratory disease (IgG4-RRD). METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 17 patients with IgG4-RD...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444364/effect-of-rituximab-on-the-progression-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-related-interstitial-lung-disease-10-years-experience-at-a-single-centre
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Md Yuzaiful Md Yusof, Angela Kabia, Michael Darby, Giovanni Lettieri, Paul Beirne, Edward M Vital, Shouvik Dass, Paul Emery
Objective.: To evaluate the effect of rituximab (RTX) in patients with RA-related interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD) and identify factors associated with outcome after treatment. Methods.: An observational study of patients with RA-ILD was conducted from a cohort of RTX-treated RA patients in a single centre for >10 years. Progression was defined by any of the following: a decrease of pre-RTX forced vital capacity (FVC) >10% or diffusion capacity of carbon monoxide (DLCO) >15% predicted, worsening of the ILD score or death from progressive ILD...
April 24, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442016/-analysis-of-postoperative-complications-and-risk-factors-of-patients-with-lung-cancer-through-clavien-dindo-classification
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Pengfei Li, Yutian Lai, Kun Zhou, Guowei Che
BACKGROUND: Postoperative complications (PCs) are contributing factors to patient mortality following lung resection. In this retrospective study, the Clavien-Dindo classification was used to analyze the current incidence of PCs and identify the risk factors of different grades of PCs. METHODS: A total of 966 lung cancer patients who underwent lobectomy in our department between June 2013 and December 2014 were retrospectively enrolled. Patients were divided into two groups depending on the occurrence of PCs...
April 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427470/pulmonary-hypertension-in-lymphangioleiomyomatosis-prevalence-severity-and-the-role-of-carbon-monoxide-diffusion-capacity-as-a-screening-method
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Carolina S G Freitas, Bruno G Baldi, Carlos Jardim, Mariana S Araujo, Juliana Barbosa Sobral, Gláucia I Heiden, Ronaldo A Kairalla, Rogério Souza, Carlos R R Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is included within group 5 of the current PH classification (unclear multifactorial mechanisms). However, data regarding the occurrence of PH in LAM are scarce. The aims of the study were to describe the prevalence and characteristics of PH in a large cohort of LAM patients with different levels of severity, and to evaluate the role of echocardiography and carbon monoxide diffusion capacity (DLCO) as screening methods for PH in LAM. METHODS: One hundred five LAM patients underwent transthoracic echocardiography, pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and 6-min walk test (6MWT)...
April 20, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408655/military-small-arms-fire-in-association-with-acute-decrements-in-lung-function
#17
Anne Katrine Borander, Øyvind Albert Voie, Kjetil Longva, Tor Erik Danielsen, Svein Grahnstedt, Leiv Sandvik, Johny Kongerud, Liv Ingunn Bjoner Sikkeland
OBJECTIVE: After introduction of unleaded ammunition, Norwegian Armed Forces received reports of acute respiratory symptoms in soldiers after exposure to fumes from firing the standard weapon, HK416. The aim of the present study was to examine lung function before and after exposure to fumes from HK416 in a double-blinded standardised study design using three different types of ammunition. METHODS: Fifty-four healthy, non-smoking male volunteers (19-62 years) fired the weapons for 60 min with either leaded, unleaded or 'modified' unleaded ammunition...
April 13, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399675/evaluating-the-appropriateness-of-hospital-doctors-requests-for-pulmonary-function-tests-beyond-basic-spirometry-results-from-a-prospective-observational-study
#18
Krishna Bajee Sriram, Zoe Fountain, Jessica Hockenhull, Debbie Zagami
OBJECTIVES: Hospitalists request 'complete' pulmonary function tests (PFTs), typically comprising of spirometry, diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) and absolute lung volumes (ALVs), the results of which assist in the management of patients with respiratory disorders. Recently, concerns have been raised about over-requesting of 'complete' PFTs, but there is a paucity of information on the proportion of requests that can be considered clinically inappropriate. This study prospectively evaluated the 'complete' PFTs requested in a hospital service and assessed the impact of medical review of the requests...
April 19, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388260/acute-exacerbation-and-decline-in-forced-vital-capacity-are-associated-with-increased-mortality-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#19
Miya O Paterniti, Youwei Bi, Dinko Rekić, Yaning Wang, Banu A Karimi-Shah, Badrul A Chowdhury
RATIONALE: Exploration of forced vital capacity (FVC) as it relates to mortality in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a chronic, progressive, and ultimately fatal parenchymal lung disease, is important both clinically and to the current drug development paradigm. We evaluated the association between FVC decline and mortality in the largest, well-characterized placebo cohort to date. Additionally, we sought to explore the risk of death from acute exacerbations and further validate previously identified baseline predictors of mortality...
April 7, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370836/lower-limb-muscle-function-is-a-determinant-of-exercise-tolerance-after-lung-resection-surgery-in-patients-with-lung-cancer
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Chris Burtin, Frits M E Franssen, Lowie E G W Vanfleteren, Miriam T J Groenen, Emiel F M Wouters, Martijn A Spruit
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the association between exercise tolerance, pulmonary function and lower-limb muscle function in patients with lung cancer who underwent lung resection surgery in the previous year. METHODS: Sixty-four patients (age: 67 ± 11 years, 66% males) performed a symptom-limited incremental cycle test to define peak oxygen consumption (VO2 peak) and peak workload (Wpeak). The best of two 6-min walking distance (6MWD) tests was also included...
March 30, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
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