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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636082/salvianolic-acid-b-protects-against-acute-lung-injury-by-decreasing-trpm6-and-trpm7-expressions-in-a-rat-model-of-sepsis
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Chu-Wei Yang, Hui Liu, Xiang-Dong Li, Shao-Guang Sui, Yu-Fei Liu
This study aimed to investigate the protective effects of salvianolic acid B (SA-B) on acute lung injury (ALI) through decreasing the expressions of channel kinase's TRPM6 and TRPM7. Wistar Septic rat models were established by lipopolysaccharide (LPS), which were separated into the control, lipopolysaccharide (LPS), SA-B, SA-B + si-TRPM6, SA-B + si-TRPM7, si-TRPM6 and si-TRPM7 groups. Arterial blood gas, protein content, total white blood cell (WBC) count and the percentage of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN%) were measured...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634569/epidemiology-and-management-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-stroke-review-of-data-from-four-european-countries
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Andreea D Ceornodolea, Roland Bal, Johan L Severens
In Europe, 1-3% of the population suffers from atrial fibrillation (AF) and has increased stroke risk. By 2060 a doubling in number of cases and great burden in managing this medical condition are expected. This paper offers an overview of data on epidemiology and management of AF and stroke in four European countries as well as the interconnection between these dimensions. A search index was developed to access multiple scientific and "grey" literatures. Information was prioritised based on strength of evidence and date...
2017: Stroke Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632821/encapsulated-islet-transplantation-where-do-we-stand
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Vijayaganapathy Vaithilingam, Sumeet Bal, Bernard E Tuch
Transplantation of pancreatic islets encapsulated within immuno-protective microcapsules is a strategy that has the potential to overcome graft rejection without the need for toxic immunosuppressive medication. However, despite promising preclinical studies, clinical trials using encapsulated islets have lacked long-term efficacy, and although generally considered clinically safe, have not been encouraging overall. One of the major factors limiting the long-term function of encapsulated islets is the host's immunological reaction to the transplanted graft which is often manifested as pericapsular fibrotic overgrowth (PFO)...
2017: Review of Diabetic Studies: RDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631567/microrna-1285-5p-influences-the-proliferation-and-metastasis-of-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-cells-via-downregulating-cdh1-and-smad4
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Shixia Zhou, Zhongmian Zhang, Pengyuan Zheng, Wenchao Zhao, Na Han
Abnormal expression of microRNAs has been reported to regulate gene expression and cancer cell growth, invasion, and migration. Recently, upregulation of hsa-miR-1285 was demonstrated in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples from patients with lung cancer and downregulation in plasma level of stage-I lung cancer patients. However, the function and the underlying mechanism of miR-1285 in non-small-cell lung carcinoma have not been elucidated. In this study, we found that miR-1285-5p, the mature form of miR-1285, was significantly upregulated in human non-small-cell lung carcinoma cell lines A549 and SK-MES-1...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630794/a-case-of-presumed-tuberculosis-uveitis-with-occlusive-vasculitis-from-an-endemic-region
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Berna Başarır, Yalçın Karaküçük, Çiğdem Altan, Banu Şatana, Bulut Ocak, Aslı İnal
In this report, we present a case with presumed unilateral tuberculosis uveitis from an endemic region. A 23-year-old male presented with decreased vision in his left eye for 15 days. Visual acuities were 1.0 in his right eye and 0.3 in his left eye. Ophthalmologic examination was normal for the right eye. Slit-lamp examination revealed 2+ cells in the vitreous without anterior chamber reaction in his left eye. Fundus examination revealed occlusive vasculitis and granuloma. His history revealed that he had a respiratory infection with fever 3 months ago while visiting his native country, Rwanda, and was treated with non-specific antibiotic therapy...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630420/functional-evaluation-of-a-bioartificial-liver-support-system-using-immobilized-hepatocyte-spheroids-in-a-porcine-model-of-acute-liver-failure
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Ji-Hyun Lee, Doo-Hoon Lee, Sanghoon Lee, Choon Hyuck David Kwon, Jae-Nam Ryu, Jeong-Kwon Noh, In Keun Jang, Hey-Jung Park, Hee-Hoon Yoon, Jung-Keug Park, Young-Jin Kim, Sung-Koo Kim, Suk-Koo Lee
Bioartificial livers (BAL) may offer acute liver failure (ALF) patients an opportunity for cure without liver transplantation. We evaluated the efficacy of a spheroid-based BAL system, containing aggregates of porcine hepatocytes, in a porcine model of ALF. ALF pigs were divided into three groups. The control group consisted of treatment naïve pigs (n = 5), blank group consisted of pigs that were attached to the BAL system not containing hepatocytes for 12 hours (n = 5) and BAL group consisted of pigs that were attached to the BAL containing hepatocytes for 12 hours (n = 5)...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630185/in-vivo-biomarker-analysis-of-intranasally-dosed-pc945-a-novel-antifungal-triazole-on-aspergillus-fumigatus-infection-in-immunocompromised-mice
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Genki Kimura, Takahiro Nakaoki, Thomas Colley, Garth Rapeport, Pete Strong, Kazuhiro Ito, Yasuo Kizawa
PC945 is a novel triazole optimised for lung delivery and the objective of this study is to determine the effects of intranasally dosed PC945 on Aspergillus fumigatus infection and associated biomarkers in immunocompromised mice. PC945, posaconazole or voriconazole was treated intranasally once daily on days 0 to 3 (early intervention) or days 1 to 3 (late intervention) post-infection in temporarily neutropenic A/J mice infected intranasally with A. fumigatus, and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and serum were collected on day 3...
June 19, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630041/dysregulated-zn-2-homeostasis-impairs-cardiac-type-2-ryanodine-receptor-and-mitsugumin-23-functions-leading-to-sarcoplasmic-reticulum-ca-2-leakage
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Benedict Reilly-O'Donnell, Gavin B Robertson, Angela Karumbi, Connor McIntyre, Wojciech Bal, Miyuki Nishi, Hiroshi Takeshima, Alan J Stewart, Samantha J Pitt
Aberrant Zn2+-homeostasis is associated with dysregulated intracellular Ca2+ release resulting in chronic heart failure. In the failing heart, a small population of cardiac ryanodine receptors (RyR2) display sub-conductance state gating leading to Ca2+ leakage from sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) stores, which impairs cardiac contractility. Previous evidence suggests contribution of RyR2-independent Ca2+ leakage through an uncharacterized mechanism. We sought to examine the role of Zn2+ in shaping intracellular Ca2+ release in cardiac muscle...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629263/mass-spectrometry-based-analysis-of-murine-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-following-respiratory-exposure-to-4-4-methylene-diphenyl-diisocyanate-aerosol
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Justin M Hettick, Brandon F Law, Chen-Chung Lin, Adam V Wisnewski, Paul D Siegel
Diisocyanates are highly reactive electrophiles utilized in the manufacture of a wide range of polyurethane products, and have been identified as causative agents of occupational allergic respiratory disease. However, in spite of the significant occupational health burden associated with diisocyanate-induced asthma, the mechanism of disease pathogenesis remains largely unknown. To better understand the fate of inhaled diisocyanates, a nose-only aerosol exposure system was constructed and utilized to expose a BALB/c mouse model to aerosol generated from 4,4'-methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI)...
June 20, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628664/effects-of-diesel-exhaust-particle-exposure-on-a-murine-model-of-asthma-due-to-soybean
#10
Daniel Alvarez-Simón, Xavier Muñoz, Susana Gómez-Ollés, Miquel de Homdedeu, María-Dolores Untoria, María-Jesús Cruz
BACKGROUND: Exposure to soybean allergens has been linked to asthma outbreaks. Exposure to diesel exhaust particles (DEP) has been associated with an increase in the risk of asthma and asthma exacerbation; however, in both cases the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood, as does the possible interaction between the two entities. OBJECTIVE: To investigate how the combination of soybean allergens and DEP can affect the induction or exacerbation of asthma in a murine model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628546/the-impact-of-multiple-viral-respiratory-infections-on-outcomes-for-critically-ill-children
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Jigar C Chauhan, Nicholas B Slamon
OBJECTIVE: Advances in molecular diagnosis have led to increased testing for single and multiviral respiratory infection in routine clinical practice. This study compares outcomes between single and multiviral respiratory infections in children younger than 5 years old admitted to the PICU with respiratory failure. DESIGN: Retrospective, single-center, cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary-care, freestanding children's hospital. PATIENTS: Children younger than 5 years old admitted to the PICU with respiratory failure and positive respiratory molecular panel...
June 16, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628338/community-acquired-tsukamurella-pneumonia-in-a-young-immunocompetent-adult-a-case-misdiagnosed-as-pulmonary-tuberculosis-and-literature-review
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LiKun Yang, Yan Cao, Zijun Dan, Zhongyuan Wang, Xinjing Wang
This report describes a case of Tsukamurella pneumonia in a 24-year-old immunocompetent woman. The patient was diagnosed as having pulmonary tuberculosis and was treated for nearly 9 months. The correct diagnosis was suspected only when the results of mycobacteria nucleic acid amplification tests on cultural colonies were negative. Tsukamurella was identified from the patient's sputum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid by using 16S rRNA sequence analysis. Here, the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment strategies of Tsukamurella pneumonia are discussed, along with a literature review...
June 19, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628216/a-fast-easy-and-customizable-eight-color-flow-cytometric-method-for-analysis-of-the-cellular-content-of-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-in-the-mouse
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François Daubeuf, Julien Becker, Juan Antonio Aguilar-Pimentel, Claudine Ebel, Martin Hrabě de Angelis, Yann Hérault, Nelly Frossard
The cell composition of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BAL) is an important indicator of airway inflammation. It is commonly determined by cytocentrifuging leukocytes on slides, then staining, identifying, and counting them as eosinophils, neutrophils, macrophages, or lymphocytes according to morphological criteria under light microscopy, where it is not always easy to distinguish macrophages from lymphocytes. We describe here a one-step, easy-to-use, and easy-to-customize 8-color flow cytometric method for performing differential cell count and comparing it to morphological counts on stained cytospins...
June 19, 2017: Current Protocols in Mouse Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627634/dtx3l-is-upregulated-in-glioma-and-is-associated-with-glioma-progression
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Peng Xu, Xuelei Tao, Chengjin Zhao, Qingfeng Huang, Hao Chang, Na Ban, Yuanqi Bei, Xiaojie Xia, Chaoyan Shen, Kun Wang, Li Xu, Peizhang Wu, Jianbing Ren, Donglin Wang
Gliomas are the most common primary brain tumors of the central nervous system (CNS). Due to the poor prognosis of glioma patients, it is urgent to develop more effective therapies. Deltex-3-like (DTX3L), also known as B-lymphoma and BAL-associated protein (BBAP), has been reported to play an important role in the progression of many tumors. This study aimed to investigate the clinical significance and biological function of DTX3L in human glioma. Clinically, the protein expression level of DTX3L is increased in glioma tissues compared with that observed in normal brain tissues...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627367/nrf2-pathway-activation-upon-rotenone-treatment-in-human-ipsc-derived-neural-stem-cells-undergoing-differentiation-towards-neurons-and-astrocytes
#15
Francesca Pistollato, David Canovas-Jorda, Dimitra Zagoura, Anna Bal-Price
Activation of Nrf2/ARE signaling pathway occurs ubiquitously in most cell types upon induction of oxidative stress. Rotenone, an inhibitor of mitochondrial complex I, can be used to trigger oxidative stress, stimulate the activation of Nrf2 pathway in neuronal and astrocytic cells and assess neurotoxicity. We have previously demonstrated that an acute treatment with rotenone can induce Nrf2 activation, which leads to astrocyte activation and dopaminergic (DA) neuronal cell death in a mixed neuronal/astrocytic cell model derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs)...
June 13, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627346/-study-on-rac1-mapk-erk-pathway-mediated-mechanism-and-role-in-rats-with-ventilator-induced-lung-injury
#16
Guanghua Tao, Linghui Pan, Ren Jing, Fei Lin, Huijun Dai, Wanyun Ge
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of Ras-related C3 botulinum toxin substrate 1/mitogen-activated protein kinase/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (Rac1/MAPK/ERK) signal pathway in rats with ventilator induced lung injury (VILI) and its mechanism. METHODS: Thirty Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into spontaneous respiration group, normal tidal volume (VT) group and high VT group with 10 rats in each group. The rats in spontaneous respiration group were kept their spontaneous breathing...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626631/chronic-eosinophilic-pneumonia-adjunctive-therapy-with-inhaled-steroids
#17
Christopher Chan, David DeLapp, Perry Nystrom
Idiopathic chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (ICEP) is a rare form of diffuse parenchymal lung disease first identified by Carrington et al. in 1969. It is characterized by the presence of constitutional and respiratory symptoms with associated peripheral opacities on imaging and elevated serum and/or bronchoalveolar eosinophilia. Although data is limited regarding etiology or prevalence, it is known that ICEP has a 2:1 female: male predominance and typically affects non-smokers. Diagnosis rests on the clinical constellation of respiratory symptoms of at least 2-4 weeks duration, the presence of diffuse pulmonary alveolar consolidation, classically described as the "photographic negative of pulmonary edema", the presence of eosinophils ≥40% on bronchoalveolar lavage or ≥1000/mm(3) eosinophils on peripheral blood and the exclusion of other known causes of eosinophilic lung diseases such as drugs, toxins, fungi, parasites, and collagen-vascular disorders...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626190/miliary-tuberculosis-in-a-young-woman-with-hemophagocytic-syndrome-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Mina Asaji, Kazunori Tobino, Koujin Murakami, Yuki Goto, Takuto Sueyasu, Saori Nishizawa, Kohei Yoshimine, Miyuki Munechika, Yuki Ko, Yuki Yoshimatsu, Kosuke Tsuruno, Hiromi Ide, Hiroyuki Miyajima, Noriyuki Ebi
We herein report a rare case of miliary tuberculosis-associated hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) complicated with respiratory failure. A 19-year-old Japanese woman with a fever, general malaise, and chest radiograph abnormalities was referred to our hospital. After admission, she developed respiratory failure with pancytopenia. A histological examination of lung and bone marrow biopsy samples revealed noncaseating granulomas without evidence of acid-fast bacilli or lymphoma. In addition, a bone marrow biopsy showed marked histiocyte hyperplasia with hemophagocytosis, and a bronchoalveolar lavage fluid culture grew Mycobacterium tuberculosis...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625882/analysis-of-sarcoidosis-in-the-oporto-region-portugal
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A V Cardoso, P C Mota, N Melo, S Guimarães, C Souto Moura, J M Jesus, R Cunha, A Morais
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. Epidemiological studies of different populations are essential because clinical presentation, organ involvement, disease severity, and prognosis vary significantly according to region and population. The aim of this study was to assess epidemiological and clinical characteristics, staging factors, and clinical course in patients with sarcoidosis from a tertiary hospital in Oporto, Portugal. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients with sarcoidosis and at least 2 years of follow-up evaluated at the Centro Hospitalar de São João between 2000 and 2014...
June 15, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624819/a-randomized-trial-of-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-in-patients-undergoing-medical-thoracoscopy-apt
#20
Sahajal Dhooria, Inderpaul Singh Sehgal, Kuruswamy Thurai Prasad, Amanjit Bal, Ashutosh Nath Aggarwal, Digambar Behera, Ritesh Agarwal
BACKGROUND: There is no data on the role of prophylactic antibiotics in patients undergoing medical thoracoscopy. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of a single dose of intravenous cefazolin in subjects undergoing medical thoracoscopy. METHODS: Subjects undergoing medical thoracoscopy were randomized 1:1 to receive either intravenous cefazolin 2 g (antibiotic group) or intravenous saline (control group). The primary outcome was the incidence of infections (surgical site infections and empyema) in the study groups, while the secondary outcomes were complications related to intravenous antibiotics...
June 17, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
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