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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922692/phosphodiesterase-4-inhibitors-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Jimmy Chong, Bonnie Leung, Phillippa Poole
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with cough, sputum production or dyspnoea and a reduction in lung function, quality of life and life expectancy. Apart from smoking cessation, there are no other treatments that slow lung function decline. Roflumilast and cilomilast are oral phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitors proposed to reduce the airway inflammation and bronchoconstriction seen in COPD. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2011 and updated in 2013...
September 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922566/streptococcus-pneumoniae-and-chronic-endobronchial-infections-in-childhood
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Kim M Hare, Amanda J Leach, Heidi C Smith-Vaughan, Anne B Chang, Keith Grimwood
Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is the main cause of bacterial pneumonia worldwide and has been studied extensively in this context. However, its role in chronic endobronchial infections and accompanying lower airway neutrophilic infiltration has received little attention. Severe and recurrent pneumonia are risk factors for chronic suppurative lung disease (CSLD) and bronchiectasis; the latter causes considerable morbidity and, in some populations, premature death in children and adults. Protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB) is another chronic endobronchial infection associated with substantial morbidity...
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922375/elevated-igg4-serum-levels-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Axelle Clerc, Quitterie Reynaud, Stéphane Durupt, Colette Chapuis-Cellier, Raphaële Nové-Josserand, Isabelle Durieu, Jean Christophe Lega
OBJECTIVE: Serum immunoglobulin (Ig) G4 elevation has been associated with several pathological conditions other than IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD). In cystic fibrosis (CF), an elevation of specific IgG4 has been associated with colonization and infection by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. IgG4 elevation may be a marker of chronic infection or inflammatory stimulation. The aim of this study was to explore the prevalence of elevated IgG4 levels in CF and its correlation with the major clinical and microbiological features found in CF patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921655/fast-dynamic-ventilation-mri-of-hyperpolarized-129-xe-using-spiral-imaging
#4
Ozkan Doganay, Tahreema N Matin, Anthony Mcintyre, Brian Burns, Rolf F Schulte, Fergus V Gleeson, Daniel Bulte
PURPOSE: To develop and optimize a rapid dynamic hyperpolarized (129) Xe ventilation (DXeV) MRI protocol and investigate the feasibility of capturing pulmonary signal-time curves in human lungs. THEORY AND METHODS: Spiral k-space trajectories were designed with the number of interleaves Nint  = 1, 2, 4, and 8 corresponding to voxel sizes of 8 mm, 5 mm, 4 mm, and 2.5 mm, respectively, for field of view = 15 cm. DXeV images were acquired from a gas-flow phantom to investigate the ability of Nint  = 1, 2, 4, and 8 to capture signal-time curves...
September 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920166/clinical-significance-of-aspergillus-species-isolated-from-respiratory-specimens-in-patients-with-mycobacterium-avium-complex-lung-disease
#5
K Furuuchi, A Ito, T Hashimoto, S Kumagai, T Ishida
Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) is associated with mortality in patients with Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease (MAC-LD). An Aspergillus-positive respiratory specimen often reflects colonization, and thus the clinical significance of Aspergillus isolation in MAC-LD patients is not well understood. The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of MAC-LD patients in whom Aspergillus was isolated from respiratory specimens. We performed a retrospective review of the medical records of 329 MAC-LD patients...
September 17, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919731/sensitization-to-aspergillus-fumigatus-as-a-risk-factor-for-bronchiectasis-in-copd
#6
Stephanie Everaerts, Katrien Lagrou, Adriana Dubbeldam, Natalie Lorent, Kristina Vermeersch, Erna Van Hoeyveld, Xavier Bossuyt, Lieven J Dupont, Bart M Vanaudenaerde, Wim Janssens
BACKGROUND: Bronchiectasis-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) overlap presents a possible clinical phenotype of COPD, but it is unclear why it develops in a subset of patients. We hypothesized that sensitization to Aspergillus fumigatus (A fum) is associated with bronchiectasis in COPD and occurs more frequently in vitamin D-deficient patients. METHODS: This observational study investigated sensitization to A fum in an outpatient clinical cohort of 300 COPD patients and 50 (ex-) smoking controls...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919728/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-with-mild-airflow-limitation-current-knowledge-and-proposal-for-future-research-a-consensus-document-from-six-scientific-societies
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REVIEW
Andrea Rossi, Bojana Butorac-Petanjek, Marco Chilosi, Borja G Cosío, Matjaz Flezar, Nikolaos Koulouris, José Marin, Neven Miculinic, Guido Polese, Miroslav Samaržija, Sabina Skrgat, Theodoros Vassilakopoulos, Andrea Vukić-Dugac, Spyridon Zakynthinos, Marc Miravitlles
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide, with high and growing prevalence. Its underdiagnosis and hence under-treatment is a general feature across all countries. This is particularly true for the mild or early stages of the disease, when symptoms do not yet interfere with daily living activities and both patients and doctors are likely to underestimate the presence of the disease. A diagnosis of COPD requires spirometry in subjects with a history of exposure to known risk factors and symptoms...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919143/long-term-safety-of-glycopyrrolate-eflow-%C3%A2-cs-in-moderate-to-very-severe-copd-results-from-the-glycopyrrolate-for-obstructive-lung-disease-via-electronic-nebulizer-golden-5-randomized-study
#8
Gary T Ferguson, Thomas Goodin, Robert Tosiello, Alistair Wheeler, Edward Kerwin
BACKGROUND: The use of long-acting bronchodilators is an essential component of the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The GOLDEN 5 Phase III, randomized, active-controlled, open-label study was conducted to evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of a nebulized glycopyrrolate formulation (SUN-101) delivered via the investigational eFlow(®) Closed System (eFlow(®) CS) nebulizer in subjects with moderate-to-very-severe COPD. METHODS: Subjects were randomized in a 4:3 ratio to nebulized glycopyrrolate 50 μg twice daily (BID) or tiotropium 18 μg once daily (OD) and treated for 48 weeks...
August 24, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919116/global-regional-and-national-age-sex-specific-mortality-for-264-causes-of-death-1980-2016-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
#9
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BACKGROUND: Monitoring levels and trends in premature mortality is crucial to understanding how societies can address prominent sources of early death. The Global Burden of Disease 2016 Study (GBD 2016) provides a comprehensive assessment of cause-specific mortality for 264 causes in 195 locations from 1980 to 2016. This assessment includes evaluation of the expected epidemiological transition with changes in development and where local patterns deviate from these trends. METHODS: We estimated cause-specific deaths and years of life lost (YLLs) by age, sex, geography, and year...
September 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919009/distinct-patterns-of-response-to-transfusion-therapy-for-different-chronic-complications-of-sickle-cell-disease-a-useful-insight
#10
Dimitris A Tsitsikas, Funmilayo Orebayo, Alexandra Agapidou, Roger J Amos
Two main sub-phenotypes have been described in sickle cell disease: one with higher baseline haemoglobin and a higher rate of painful crises and one with lower baseline haemoglobin, increased markers of haemolysis and a higher incidence of pulmonary hypertension, priapism and leg ulcers. We compared the patterns of response to regular automated red cell exchange transfusion over a five-year period of 21 patients with recurrent painful crises from the first group and 3 patients with pulmonary hypertension and 5 with recurrent severe stuttering priapism form the second and found them to be distinctly different...
August 18, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918869/clinical-guidelines-in-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-how-useful-are-they-in-clinical-practice
#11
Bernardino Alcázar-Navarrete, Francisca Castellano Miñán, Pedro J Romero Palacios
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918868/does-the-exacerbator-phenotype-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-really-exist
#12
Adolfo Baloira Villar, Marta Palop Cervera
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918665/considerations-in-establishing-bioequivalence-of-inhaled-compounds
#13
Irvin Mayers, Mohit Bhutani
Generic inhalers are often perceived as inferior to their branded counterparts; however, they are safe and effective if they can meet the regulatory requirements. The approach to assess bioequivalence (BE) in oral dosage form products is not sufficient to address the complexities of inhalational products (e.g., patient-device interface); hence, more considerations are needed and caution should be applied in determining BE of inhaled compounds. Areas covered: This review outlines the evaluation process for generic inhalers, explores the regulatory approaches in BE assessment, and highlights the considerations and challenges in the current in vitro and in vivo approaches (lung deposition, pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic/clinical studies, and patient-device interface) for establishing BE of inhaled compounds...
September 18, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918442/the-role-of-periostin-in-lung-fibrosis-and-airway-remodeling
#14
REVIEW
David N O'Dwyer, Bethany B Moore
Periostin is a protein that plays a key role in development and repair within the biological matrix of the lung. As a matricellular protein that does not contribute to extracellular matrix structure, periostin interacts with other extracellular matrix proteins to regulate the composition of the matrix in the lung and other organs. In this review, we discuss the studies exploring the role of periostin to date in chronic respiratory diseases, namely asthma and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Asthma is a major health problem globally affecting millions of people worldwide with significant associated morbidity and mortality...
September 16, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917949/linear-association-between-number-of-modifiable-risk-factors-and-multiple-chronic-conditions-results-from-the-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system
#15
Mary L Adams, Joseph Grandpre, David L Katz, Douglas Shenson
Multiple (≥2) chronic conditions (MCCs) are responsible for a large fraction of healthcare costs. Our aim was to examine possible associations between MCCs and composite measures of behavioral risk factors (RFs). Data were publicly available 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and included 483,865 non-institutionalized US adults ages ≥18years. Chronic conditions included asthma, arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cognitive impairment, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and kidney disease...
September 13, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917022/epidemiology-pathogenesis-and-management-of-takotsubo-syndrome
#16
REVIEW
Shams Y-Hassan, Per Tornvall
Takotsubo syndrome is a recently recognized acute cardiac disease entity with a clinical presentation resembling that of an acute coronary syndrome. The typical takotsubo syndrome patient has a unique circumferential left (bi-) ventricular contraction abnormality profile that extends beyond a coronary artery supply territory and appears to follow the anatomical cardiac sympathetic innervation. The syndrome predominantly affects postmenopausal women and is often preceded by emotional or physical stress. Patients with predisposing factors such as malignancy and other chronic comorbidities are more prone to suffer from takotsubo syndrome...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916915/inflammatory-diseases-and-bone-fragility
#17
REVIEW
K Briot, P Geusens, I Em Bultink, W F Lems, C Roux
Systemic osteoporosis and increased fracture rates have been described in chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory bowel diseases, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Most of these patients receive glucocorticoids, which have their own deleterious effects on bone. However, the other main determinant of bone fragility is the inflammation itself, as shown by the interactions between the inflammatory mediators, the actors of the immune system, and the bone remodelling...
September 15, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916185/alveolar-eosinophilia-in-current-smokers-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-the-spiromics-cohort
#18
Carlos H Martinez, Sara X Li, Andrew J Hirzel, Valerie R Stolberg, Neil E Alexis, R Graham Barr, Eugene R Bleecker, Elizabeth E Carretta, Stephanie A Christenson, Christopher B Cooper, David J Couper, Claire M Doerschuk, MeiLan K Han, Nadia N Hansel, Annette T Hastie, Eric A Hoffman, Robert J Kaner, Fernando J Martinez, Deborah A Meyers, Wanda K O'Neal, Robert Paine, Nirupama Putcha, Stephen I Rennard, Prescott G Woodruff, Michelle Zeidler, Jeffrey L Curtis, Christine M Freeman
Active smoking in stable COPD subjects significantly increased eosinophil accumulation in the distal airspaces, but not in sputum or peripheral blood. Our findings support the need to investigate this cell-type as a potential driver of COPD symptomatology and progression.
September 12, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915968/magnesium-to-counteract-elastin-degradation-and-vascular-calcification-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#19
Rob Janssen
Accelerated elastin degradation is an important pathogenic mechanism in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) leading to irreversible lung function loss and cardiovascular comorbidities. The rate of elastin breakdown is a predictor of mortality in patients with COPD. Decelerating elastinolysis might be an attractive therapeutic target in this debilitating condition. Vascular calcification starts in the elastin network of the arterial wall and is enhanced in patients with COPD. Elastin calcification is accompanied by an upregulation of matrix metalloproteinase gene expression and consequently a shift in the elastase/anti-elastase balance towards degradation...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915942/development-of-a-validated-lc-ms-ms-method-for-the-quantification-of-19-endogenous-asthma-copd-potential-urinary-biomarkers
#20
Mona M Khamis, Darryl J Adamko, Anas El-Aneed
Obstructive airways inflammatory diseases sometimes show overlapping symptoms that hinder their early and correct diagnosis. Current clinical tests are tedious and are of inadequate specificity in special population such as the elderly and children. Therefore, we are developing tandem mass spectrometric (MS/MS) methods for targeted analysis of urine biomarkers. Recently, proton-nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H-NMR) analysis proposed 50 urinary metabolites as potential diagnostic biomarkers among asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients...
October 9, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
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