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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542051/critical-airway-stenosis-in-an-adolescent-male-with-pompe-disease-and-thoracic-lordosis-a-case-report
#1
B Randall Brenn, Mary T Theroux, Suken A Shah, William G Mackenzie, Robert Heinle, Mena T Scavina
An adolescent male with late-onset Pompe disease (glycogen storage disease type II) presented with a history of restrictive airway disease and a near-cardiorespiratory arrest during anesthesia for a liver biopsy initially thought to be due to bronchospasm. During a subsequent posterior spinal fusion procedure, he suffered cardiorespiratory arrest resulting in the procedure being aborted. Bronchoscopy performed shortly after resuscitation revealed an undiagnosed narrowing of the distal trachea and bronchi. This is the first description of a patient with lateonset Pompe disease with undiagnosed critical tracheal stenosis due to the progression of thoracic lordosis, which was ultimately relieved by posterior spinal fusion...
May 23, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541755/epinephrine-but-not-vasopressin-attenuates-the-airway-response-to-anaphylactic-shock-in-rats
#2
Feng Zheng, Ruxandra Copotoiu, Charles Tacquard, Bruno Demoulin, Jean Marc Malinovsky, Bruno Levy, Dan Longrois, Grégoire Barthel, Paul Michel Mertes, François Marchal, Silvia Demoulin-Alexikova, Olivier Collange
PURPOSE: The two life-threatening signs of anaphylactic shock (AS) are severe arterial hypotension and bronchospasm. Guidelines recommend epinephrine as first-line treatment. Arginine vasopressin (AVP) has been proposed as an alternative if epinephrine does not correct arterial hypotension. These two drugs may have beneficial, neutral or deleterious effects on airflow either directly or by modifying factors that regulate vasodilatation and/or edema in the bronchial wall. AIM OF THE STUDY: To compare the effects of epinephrine and AVP on airflow and airway leakage in a rat model of AS...
May 25, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536221/middle-lobe-syndrome-an-intriguing-presentation-of-tracheobronchial-amyloidosis
#3
Shekhar Kunal, Shashi Dhawan, Arvind Kumar, Ashok Shah
Pulmonary involvement in amyloidosis is a distinct rarity. This clinical entity usually presents as tracheobronchial amyloidosis (TBA). A 32-year-old, never-smoker man presented with episodic dyspnoea and wheezing along with cough and mucoid sputum. The chest radiograph was suggestive of a middle lobe syndrome (MLS). High-resolution CT (HRCT) of the chest confirmed the presence of MLS. In addition, HRCT showed circumferential thickening of the trachea and the main bronchi, with thickening of the posterior membranous wall of trachea...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530073/-red-herring-complaints-in-an-eighteen-years-old-female-with-a-hydatid-cyst-of-the-lung
#4
Nasser Nadim
Brain and eye hydatid cysts are early symptomatic, as opposed to those developing in other organs, including lungs, where they remain asymptomatic through adolescence, even to adulthood, due to their slow growth. Hence, discovering that patients have lung hydatid cyst occurs, frequently, during random chest imaging. Up to thirty percent of pulmonary echinococcal cysts may rupture spontaneously, after chest or abdominal trauma. The main lung hydatidosis complaints, such as dyspnea and chest pain, are caused by the reduction of the functional area of the lung, expectoration of the tapeworm cystoides into the bronchial tree, or by compression of surrounding structures...
November 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512417/a-case-of-paraneoplastic-cushing-syndrome-presenting-as-hyperglycemic-hyperosmolar-nonketotic-syndrome
#5
Christina E Brzezniak, Nicole Vietor, Patricia E Hogan, Bryan Oronsky, Bennett Thilagar, Carolyn M Ray, Scott Caroen, Michelle Lybeck, Neil Oronsky, Corey A Carter
Carcinoid tumors are neuroendocrine tumors that mainly arise in the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, and bronchi. Bronchopulmonary carcinoids have been associated with Cushing syndrome, which results from ectopic adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) secretion. We report the case of a 65-year-old man, a colonel in the US Air Force, with metastatic bronchopulmonary carcinoid tumors treated on a clinical trial who was hospitalized for complaints of increasing thirst, polydipsia, polyuria, weakness, and visual changes...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502415/effects-of-acute-psychological-stress-induced-in-laboratory-on-physiological-responses-in-asthma-populations-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Annik Plourde, Kim L Lavoie, Candace Raddatz, Simon L Bacon
BACKGROUND: Psychological stress has long been suspected to have a deleterious effect on asthma, with acute psychological stress being associated with physiological responses in asthma patients. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this systematic review was to provide a narrative synthesis of the impact of acute laboratory psychological stress on physiological responses among asthma patients. METHODS: An extensive search was conducted by two independent authors using Pubmed, PsycINFO, PsyArticles and the Cochrane Library electronic databases (up to September 2016)...
June 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491443/ct-findings-in-two-cats-with-broncholithiasis
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Patrick Byrne, James S Berman, Graeme Sutcliffe Allan, Jennifer Chau, Vanessa R Barrs
CASE SERIES SUMMARY: Chronic inflammatory airway disease with secondary broncholithiasis was diagnosed in two cats from CT and bronchoalveolar lavage cytological findings. In one cat with progressively worsening lower respiratory tract signs, more than 80 discrete, highly attenuating endobronchial opacities were detected on thoracic CT. The broncholiths were distributed throughout the right middle, and left and right caudal lung lobes, and the caudal part of the left cranial and accessory lobes...
July 2016: JFMS Open Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487171/an-in-vitro-study-examining-the-duration-between-deep-inspirations-on-the-rate-of-renarrowing
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Samuel Mailhot-Larouche, Katherine Lortie, David Marsolais, Nicolas Flamand, Ynuk Bossé
The factors altering the bronchodilatory response to a deep inspiration (DI) in asthma are important to decipher. In this in vitro study, we investigated the effect of changing the duration between DIs on the rate of force recovery post-DI in guinea pig bronchi. The airway smooth muscle (ASM) within the main bronchi were submitted to length oscillation that simulated tidal breathing in different contractile states during 2, 5, 10 or 30min prior to a larger length excursion that simulated a DI. The contractile states of ASM were determined by adding either methacholine or isoproterenol...
May 6, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480154/congenital-tracheobronchomegaly-mounier-kuhn-syndrome-in-a-woman-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-a-case-report
#9
Amanda Fletcher, Justin Stowell, Socrates Jamoulis
Congenital tracheobronchomegaly (Mounier-Kuhn Syndrome, MKS) is a rare idiopathic disorder characterized by dilation of the central airways, including the trachea and first through fourth order bronchi. MKS disproportionately affects men and results in chronic respiratory tract infections. The diagnosis is made through the synthesis of clinical and radiological data. Here we report a unique case of MKS in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. A 45-year-old African American woman with a past medical history of HIV, tobacco and recreational drug abuse, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep apnea, and a 15-year history of recurrent respiratory infections presented with dyspnea, wheezing, a productive cough, increased yellow-green sputum production, and subjective fevers...
April 4, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475739/a-step-by-step-development-of-real-size-chest-model-for-simulation-of-thoracoscopic-surgery
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Toshiaki Morikawa, Makoto Yamashita, Makoto Odaka, Yo Tsukamoto, Takamasa Shibasaki, Shohei Mori, Hisatoshi Asano, Tadashi Akiba
OBJECTIVES: For the purpose of simulating thoracoscopic surgery, we have conducted stepwise development of a life-like chest model including thorax and intrathoracic organs. METHODS: First, CT data of the human chest were obtained. First-generation model: based on the CT data, each component of the chest was made from a 3D printer. A hard resin was used for the bony thorax and a rubber-like resin for the vessels and bronchi. Lung parenchyma, muscles and skin were not created...
May 4, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469943/deposition-dosages-of-three-cromolyn-forms-by-cascade-impactor
#11
Norihide Murayama, Kei Asai, Kikuno Murayama, Chihiro Kitatsuji, Satoru Doi
Among inhaled asthma therapies, the present study aimed to identify factors for selecting the type of inhalation therapy for asthma. Three methods are used to deliver inhaled cromoglycate, and the airway deposition rate was evaluated using a cascade impactor with 3 dosage forms: dry powder (DP), pressurized metered dose inhaler (pMDI), and solution (jet- and mesh-types). The percentage of particles with diameters of 2-6 μm was 17.0% for the capsule, 51.8% for pMDI, 49.0% for jet-type NE-C28, and 40.4% for mesh-type NE-U22...
2017: Journal of Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469887/rare-multiple-bronchial-abnormalities-in-a-patient-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Andrew C Chatzis, Joanne Sofianidou, Theofili Kousi, Olga Karapanagiotou, Meletios A Kanakis
Although many variations regarding lobar or segmental bronchial subdivisions have been described, abnormal bronchi originating from the trachea or main bronchi are relatively rare. These abnormalities can remain undetectable as they usually do not present with symptoms; however, they may pose major obstacles during surgery especially when accompanied by bronchial wall abnormalities.
May 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466485/histological-characteristics-of-the-tracheobronchial-tree-of-the-least-shrew-cryptotis-parva
#13
F Arodaki, W Khamas, N Darmani, M Al-Tikriti
The least shrew (Cryptotis parva) is a small vomit-competent insectivorous species which has recently been introduced as an emesis animal model in the laboratory. In this study, the respiratory system of the least shrew was examined and compared with the well-established larger species routinely used in the laboratory. Five least shrews (4-5 g body weight, 45-60 days old) were used. Standard histological procedures were followed for light microscopic examination. The lining epithelium of the trachea was found to be pseudostratified ciliated columnar (PSCC)...
May 3, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461056/posterior-approach-to-thoracoscopic-pulmonary-segmentectomy-of-the-dorsal-basal-segment-a-single-institute-retrospective-review
#14
Makoto Endoh, Hiroyuki Oizumi, Hirohisa Kato, Jun Suzuki, Hikaru Watarai, Toshiaki Masaoka, Mitsuaki Sadahiro
OBJECTIVE: Anatomic resection of the dorsal area of the basal segment of the lower lobe is difficult because of the deep location of vessels and bronchi in the parenchyma. This study aimed to describe a novel technique for port-access thoracoscopic segmentectomy of the dorsal (S10) and lateral dorsal segments (S9+10). METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed 20 patients who underwent S10 and S9+10 thoracoscopic segmentectomy via a posterior approach between January 2004 and March 2016...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459620/dilated-bronchi-how-can-i-tell
#15
Lucas Kimmig, Juliana Bueno
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455109/bronchoprotective-mechanisms-for-specialized-pro-resolving-mediators-in-the-resolution-of-lung-inflammation
#16
REVIEW
Melody G Duvall, Thayse R Bruggemann, Bruce D Levy
Bronchi are exposed daily to irritants, microbes and allergens as well as extremes of temperature and acid. The airway mucosal epithelium plays a pivotal role as a sentinel, releasing alarmins when danger is encountered. To maintain homeostasis, an elaborate counter-regulatory network of signals and cellular effector mechanisms are needed. Specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) are chemical mediators that enact resolution programs in response to injury, infection or allergy. SPMs are enzymatically derived from essential polyunsaturated fatty acids with potent cell-type specific immunoresolvent properties...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454585/modulatory-role-of-regulatory-t-cells-in-a-murine-model-of-severe-equine-asthma
#17
Claudio Henríquez, Gabriel Morán, Cristian Carrasco, José Sarmiento, Miguel Barría, Hugo Folch, Benjamin Uberti
BACKGROUND: It is accepted that T regulatory cells (Treg) control different types of immune responses. In connection with this role, we have recently described an important increase in CD4+, CD25(high), Foxp3+ lymphocytes in the airway system of horses coursing with an exacerbation of severe equine asthma (EA). To explore the potential role of this population in the resolution of EA inflammation, we used a murine experimental model in which airway neutrophilic inflammation, which is similar to that observed in EA, is induced in mice by continual exposure to Aspergillus fumigatus contaminated hay...
April 28, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453862/prenatal-abnormal-features-of-fetal-mainstem-bronchi-back-to-the-basics
#18
Alexia Dabadie, Mélinda Kheiri, Harmony Pico, Guillaume Gorincour, Edwin Quarello
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 28, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446972/thermal-ablation-for-asthma-current-status-and-technique
#19
REVIEW
William Krmisky, Michal J Sobieszczyk, Saiyad Sarkar
Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) is a novel technique used in the treatment of severe asthma. A catheter is advanced through the bronchoscope and directed radiofrequency waves are applied to the segmental bronchi to reduce airway smooth muscle mass. Several randomized clinical trials demonstrate improvement in quality of life and reduction in exacerbation rates after treatment. BT is a safe and cost effective treatment option for severe asthma which is refractory to medical treatment. Further studies are needed in order to better describe the mechanism of action and the asthma subphenotype that was best benefit from this treatment...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443953/flexible-bronchoscopy-and-mechanical-ventilation-in-managing-mounier-kuhn-syndrome-a-case-report
#20
Aslihan Gürün Kaya, Aydin Çiledağ, Çetin Atasoy, Demet Karnak
CONTEXT: Mounier-Kuhn syndrome is a rare congenital condition with distinct dilatation and diverticulation of the tracheal wall. The symptoms may vary and the treatment usually consists of support. CASE REPORT: The patient was a 60-year-old male with recurrent hospital admission. He was admitted in this case due to dyspnea, cough and sputum production. An arterial blood sample revealed decompensated respiratory acidosis with moderate hypoxemia. A chest computed tomography (CT) scan showed dilatation of the trachea and bronchi, tracheal diverticula and bronchiectasis...
April 20, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
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