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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644724/modeling-long-term-effects-attributed-to-nitrogen-dioxide-no2-and-sulfur-dioxide-so2-exposure-on-asthma-morbidity-in-a-nationwide-cohort-in-israel
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N Greenberg, R S Carel, E Derazne, A Tiktinsky, D Tzur, B A Portnov
Studies have provided extensive documentation that acutely elevated environmental exposures contribute to chronic health problems. However, only attention has been paid to the effects of modificate of exposure assessment methods in environmental health investigations, leading to uncertainty and gaps in our understanding of exposure- and dose-response relationships. The goal of the present study was to evaluate whether average or peak concentration exerts a greater influence on asthma outcome, and which of the exposure models may better explain various physiological responses generated by nitrogen dioxide (NO2) or sulfur dioxide (SO2) air pollutants...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632299/simningsorsakat-lung%C3%A3-dem-vid-svenska-f%C3%A3-rh%C3%A3-llanden-otillr%C3%A3-ckligt-studerat-erfarenheter-fr%C3%A3-n-vansbrosimningen-2016
#2
Annika Braman Eriksson, Martin Annsberg, Maria Hårdstedt
Swimming-induced pulmonary edema (SIPE) has been described in sports and military medicine during strenuous swimming in open water. Symptoms include dyspnea, cough, frothy mucus and hemoptysis. Hypertension, a tight wetsuit, overhydration and previous episodes of SIPE are suggested risk factors. Immediate interruption of swimming prevents more serious symptoms. In the open water race at Vansbro 2016, 69 swimmers (of 13,878 in total) were treated for symptoms suspected for SIPE. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) was successfully used to treat suspected SIPE in 46 patients in the on-site emergency care center...
June 20, 2017: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624362/pulvis-fellis-suis-extract-attenuates-ovalbumin-induced-airway-inflammation-in-murine-model-of-asthma
#3
Jiao He, Le Lv, Ziye Wang, Chuanchuan Huo, Zongwei Zheng, Bing Yin, Peizhi Jiang, Yang Yang, Jing Li, Yuan Gao, Jing Xue
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pulvis Fellis Suis (PFS), named with "Zhu Danfen" in China, has been extensively used for the therapy of enteritis, acute pharyngitis, whooping cough and asthma in folk medicine. Although PFS shows anti-inflammatory activities, its effect on airway inflammation in asthma has not been studied. AIM OF THE STUDY: To explore the protective effect of PFS ethanol extract against airway inflammation in asthmatic mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Allergic asthma in mice was sensitized and challenged by OVA...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623537/durability-of-silicone-airway-stents-in-the-management-of-benign-central-airway-obstruction
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Justin M Karush, Christopher W Seder, Anish Raman, Gary W Chmielewski, Michael J Liptay, William H Warren, Andrew T Arndt
PURPOSE: The literature is devoid of a comprehensive analysis of silicone airway stenting for benign central airway obstruction (BCAO). With the largest series in the literature to date, we aim to demonstrate the safety profile, pattern of re-intervention, and duration of silicone airway stents. METHODS: An institutional database was used to identify patients with BCAO who underwent rigid bronchoscopy with dilation and silicone stent placement between 2002 and 2015 at Rush University Medical Center...
June 16, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618071/histamine-receptor-2-modifies-inkt-cell-activity-within-the-inflamed-lung
#5
R Ferstl, R Frei, W Barcik, E Schiavi, K Wanke, M Ziegler, N Rodriguez-Perez, D Groeger, P Konieczna, S Zeiter, D Nehrbass, Roger Lauener, C A Akdis, L O'Mahony
BACKGROUND: Histamine is a key immunoregulatory mediator and can dampen proinflammatory responses via activation of histamine receptor 2 (H2 R). The aim of this study was to determine the role of H2 R in modulating lung inflammatory responses. METHODS: H2 R was blocked using famotidine or activated using dimaprit in both the ovalbumin (OVA) and house dust mite extract (HDM) murine models of respiratory inflammation. H2 R-deficient animals and CD1d/ H2 R-deficient animals were utilized to examine the CD1d presentation of lipid antigens (αGal-Cer or OCH) to invariant Natural Killer T (iNKT) cells...
June 15, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616369/management-of-an-obstructed-tracheostomy-in-a-limited-resource-setting
#6
Julie Chiaravalli, Norman Lufesi, Elwin Shawa, Vitumbiko Nkhoma, Elaine Sigalet, Adam Dubrowski
Obstruction of a tracheostomy tube is a common cause of respiratory compromise in adults and pediatric patients, which can lead to a life-threatening emergency if it is not properly managed. Compromised airway patency has many potential etiologies; however, the scenario described in this technical report focuses specifically on the management of tracheostomy obstruction through the presence of a mucus plug, blood clot, or highly viscous secretions. The simulation described in this technical report was written to be conducted as an in-situ simulation within the intensive care unit (ICU) at Mzuzu Central Hospital, Malawi...
May 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607796/acutely-obstructed-airway-resulting-from-complications-of-a-laryngopyocoele
#7
Rosalind Mole, Stephen Hayes, Simon Dennis
Laryngocoeles are rare cystic dilatations of the laryngeal ventricle. Obstruction of its outlet can cause entrapment of mucus and superimposed infection causes a laryngopyocoele. Such presentations, although rare, have potential to cause airway obstruction. A 67-year-old lady presented with a one-week history of hoarseness and shortness of breath. On examination, she was stridulous and had fullness of the left side of the neck. Nasendoscopy revealed large bilateral vocal cord polyps and near-complete glottis obstruction...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607090/gel-forming-mucins-form-distinct-morphologic-structures-in-airways
#8
Lynda S Ostedgaard, Thomas O Moninger, James D McMenimen, Nicholas M Sawin, Connor P Parker, Ian M Thornell, Linda S Powers, Nicholas D Gansemer, Drake C Bouzek, Daniel P Cook, David K Meyerholz, Mahmoud H Abou Alaiwa, David A Stoltz, Michael J Welsh
Gel-forming mucins, the primary macromolecular components of airway mucus, facilitate airway clearance by mucociliary transport. In cystic fibrosis (CF) altered mucus properties impair mucociliary transport. Airways primarily secrete two closely related gel-forming mucins, MUC5B and MUC5AC. However, their morphologic structures and associations in airways that contain abundant submucosal glands and goblet cells are uncertain. Moreover, there is limited knowledge about mucins in airways not affected by inflammation, infection, or remodeling or in CF airways...
June 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602999/cough-and-bronchiectasis
#9
REVIEW
Paul McCallion, Anthony De Soyza
Bronchiectasis is a chronic lung disease with permanent airway dilatation, mucus retention and recurrent lower respiratory tract infections. Bronchiectasis is increasing in prevalence and has a significant morbidity and an excess mortality rate over age matched controls. It is increasingly identified during investigations into chronic cough and is evident high resolution CT scanning. There remain significant knowledge gaps in our understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prognosis and optimal treatments in bronchiectasis...
June 7, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602698/early-growth-response-factor-1-is-essential-for-cigarette-smoke-induced-muc5ac-expression-in-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
#10
Shao-Bin Wang, Chao Zhang, Xu-Chen Xu, Feng Xu, Jie-Sen Zhou, Yan-Ping Wu, Chao Cao, Wen Li, Hua-Hao Shen, Jiao-Fei Cao, Zhi-Hua Chen
Early growth response factor 1 (Egr-1) is a zinc finger transcription factor which responses rapidly to a variety of extracellular stimuli. Previous studies have suggested that Egr-1 exerts pathological functions in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by regulation of cigarette smoking-induced autophagy, cell death, and inflammation. However, little is known about the role of Egr-1 in regulation of mucus production in airway epithelium. In this study, we observed that cigarette smoke extract (CSE) induced a successive expression of Egr-1 and MUC5AC in human bronchial epithelial (HBE) cells...
June 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578323/oxytetracycline-inhibits-mucus-secretion-and-inflammation-in-human-airway-epithelial-cells
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Said Ahmad Shah, Hajime Ishinaga, Kazuhiko Takeuchi
Oxytetracycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, but its nonantibacterial effects in the human respiratory tract are unknown. In this study, the effects of oxytetracycline on mucus secretion and inflammation were examined by PCR and ELISA in the human airway epithelial cell line NCI-H292. Oxytetracycline (10 μg/mL) significantly inhibited TNF-α-induced MUC5AC gene expression and MUC5AC protein levels in NCI-H292 cells. It also downregulated IL-8 and IL-1β gene expression and IL-1β protein levels. Our findings demonstrated that oxytetracycline suppressed mucus production and inflammation in human respiratory epithelial cells, providing further evidence for the usefulness of oxytetracycline for human airway inflammatory diseases...
June 3, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576978/hox5-paralogous-genes-modulate-th2-cell-function-during-chronic-allergic-inflammation-via-regulation-of-gata3
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Catherine Ptaschinski, Steven M Hrycaj, Matthew A Schaller, Deneen M Wellik, Nicholas W Lukacs
Allergic asthma is a significant health burden in western countries, and continues to increase in prevalence. Th2 cells contribute to the development of disease through release of the cytokines IL-4, IL-5, and IL-13, resulting in increased airway eosinophils and mucus hypersecretion. The molecular mechanisms behind the disease pathology remain largely unknown. In this study we investigated a potential regulatory role for the Hox5 gene family, Hoxa5, Hoxb5, and Hoxc5, genes known to be important in lung development within mesenchymal cell populations...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572736/asthma-like-airway-inflammation-and-responses-in-a-rat-model-of-atopic-dermatitis-induced-by-neonatal-capsaicin-treatment
#13
Rafael Taeho Han, Sewon Kim, Kyungmin Choi, Hyeonseok Jwa, JaeHee Lee, Hye Young Kim, Hee Jin Kim, Hang-Rae Kim, Seung Keun Back, Heung Sik Na
Recent studies have shown that approximately 70% of patients with severe atopic dermatitis (AD) develop asthma. Development of AD in infancy and subsequent other atopic diseases such as asthma in childhood is referred to as atopic march. However, a causal link between the diseases of atopic march has remained largely unaddressed, possibly due to lack of a proper animal model. Recently, we developed an AD rat model showing chronically relapsing dermatitis and scratching behaviors induced by neonatal capsaicin treatment...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566470/early-life-allergen-induced-mucus-overproduction-requires-augmented-neural-stimulation-of-pulmonary-neuroendocrine-cell-secretion
#14
Juliana Barrios, Kruti R Patel, Linh Aven, Rebecca Achey, Martin S Minns, Yoonjoo Lee, Vickery E Trinkaus-Randall, Xingbin Ai
Pulmonary neuroendocrine cells (PNECs) are the only innervated airway epithelial cells. To what extent neural innervation regulates PNEC secretion and function is unknown. Here, we discover that neurotrophin 4 (NT4) plays an essential role in mucus overproduction after early life allergen exposure by orchestrating PNEC innervation and secretion of GABA. We found that PNECs were the only cellular source of GABA in airways. In addition, PNECs expressed NT4 as a target-derived mechanism underlying PNEC innervation during development...
May 31, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564633/microrna-145-down-regulates-mucin-5ac-to-alleviate-airway-remodeling-and-targets-egfr-to-inhibit-cytokine-expression
#15
Zhe Cheng, Ling-Ling Dai, Xi Wang, Liu-Qun Jia, Xiao-Gang Jing, Peng-Fei Li, Meng Liu, Huan Wang, Lin An
This study aims to explore how microRNA-145 (miR-145) affects airway remodeling and cytokine expression by targeting epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) to regulate mucin 5AC (MUC5AC).Mice alveolar epithelial cells (AECs) were divided into a control, blank, miR-145 mimics, mimic control, miR-145 inhibitors, inhibitor control, si-EGFR and miR-145 inhibitors + si-EGFR group. Asthma mice models with airway remodeling were induced with an Ovalbumin (OVA) solution and randomly divided into a normal, asthma, asthma + miR-145 mimics, asthma + miR-145 mimic control, asthma + si-EGFR or asthma + si-EGFR NC group...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559992/delivery-of-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-attenuates-airway-responsiveness-and-inflammation-in-a-mouse-model-of-ovalbumin-induced-asthma
#16
Ranran Dai, Jia Liu, Songbai Cai, Chengxiao Zheng, Xin Zhou
Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs) possess immunomodulation property, yet their therapeutic potential in asthma is unclear. This study aimed to explore the effects of ADMSCs on airway hyperresponsiveness and inflammation in ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthma models. The underlying mechanism(s) was also examined. BALB/c mice were sensitized with OVA on days 0, 7, and 14, followed by 8-week OVA challenge from day 22. ADMSCs were injected via tail vein on day 21. Animals were measured for airway responsiveness, lung pathology, IgE and cytokine levels in serum, cell composition in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF), gene expression in the lung, and regulatory T cells (Tregs)...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555329/t-cells-in-allergic-asthma-key-players-beyond-the-th2-pathway
#17
REVIEW
Beatriz Leόn
Asthma is a common chronic lung disease that affects 300 million people worldwide. It causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow due to inflammation (swelling and excess mucus build-up in the airways) and airway constriction (tightening of the muscles surrounding the airways). Atopic asthma is the most common form of asthma, and is triggered by inhaled allergens that ultimately promote the activation of the Th2-like T cells and the development of Th2-mediated chronic inflammation. Different subsets of T cells, including T follicular helper cells, tissue-resident T, cells and Th2 effector cells, play different functions during allergic immune response...
July 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552099/bacteriology-and-treatment-of-infections-in-the-upper-and-lower-airways-in-patients-with-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-adressing-the-paranasal-sinuses
#18
Mikkel Christian Alanin
The respiratory tract is lined with motile cilia that transport respiratory mucus. Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a chronic genetic disease caused by mutations in genes responsible for ciliary structure and function. Non-functional airway cilia impair the mucociliary clearance (MCC), causing mucostasis, lung infections and destruction, chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and hearing impairment. It is of paramount importance to postpone chronic lung infection mainly with Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in patients with an impaired MCC...
May 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551494/isoimperatorin-attenuates-airway-inflammation-and-mucus-hypersecretion-in-an-ovalbumin-induced-murine-model-of-asthma
#19
Charith U B Wijerathne, Chang-Seob Seo, Ji-Won Song, Hee-Seon Park, Og-Sung Moon, Young-Suk Won, Hyo-Jung Kwon, Hwa-Young Son
Isoimperatorin (IMP), an active natural furocoumarin, has numerous pharmacologic effects, including anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, and anticancer activities. This study aimed to evaluate the preventive activity of IMP in an ovalbumin (OVA)-induced murine model of asthma and to investigate its possible molecular mechanisms. Female BALB/c mice were sensitized on days 0 and 14 via intraperitoneal injection of 20μg OVA. On days 21-23 after the initial sensitization, the mice received an airway challenge with OVA (1% w/v in PBS) for 1h; meanwhile, IMP (10 or 30mg/kg once daily) was administered by gavage on days 18-23...
May 25, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546380/respiratory-implications-of-pediatric-neuromuscular-disease
#20
Howard B Panitch
Children with progressive neuromuscular weakness undergo a stereotypical progression of respiratory involvement, beginning with impaired airway clearance and progressing to nocturnal and then diurnal ventilatory failure. This review examines issues related to airway clearance and mucus mobilization, sleep problems, and use of assisted ventilation in children with neuromuscular diseases. Interventions for each of these problems have been created or adapted for the pediatric population. The use of airway clearance therapies and assisted ventilation have improved survival of children with neuromuscular weakness...
June 2017: Respiratory Care
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