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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233352/progressive-stenosis-of-both-main-bronchi-associated-with%C3%A2-recurrent-infections-of-a%C3%A2-carinal-pouch
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Thomas Schweiger, Konrad Hoetzenecker, Helmut Prosch, Martin Hackl, Berta Oszvath, György Lang, Walter Klepetko
A 55-year-old woman was referred to our department with a bilateral stenosis of both main bronchi starting at the level of the carina and a blind-ended pouch originating from the carina. Differential diagnosis of diffuse narrowing of the intrathoracic central airways was excluded during the diagnostic workup. Recurrent infection of the blind-ended pouch remained a possible explanation of this unusual type of stenosis. Carinal resection and reconstruction by end-to-end anastomosis of the trachea to the right main bronchus and reimplantation of the left main bronchus to the intermediate bronchus with intraoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygen support resulted in an excellent long-term outcome...
January 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229986/high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-impairs-insulin-signaling-in-lungs-of-allergen-challenged-mice-improvement-by-resveratrol
#2
Diana M André, Marina C Calixto, Carolina Sollon, Eduardo C Alexandre, Edith B G Tavares, Ana C A Naime, Gabriel F Anhê, Edson Antunes
Insulin resistance plays an important role in obesity-associated asthma exacerbations. Using a murine model of allergic airway inflammation, we evaluated the insulin signaling transmission in lungs of obese compared with lean mice. We further evaluated the effects of the polyphenol resveratrol in the pulmonary insulin signaling. In lean mice, insulin stimulation significantly increased phosphorylations of AKT, insulin receptor substrate 1 (IRS-1) and insulin receptor β (IRβ) in lung tissue and isolated bronchi (p < 0...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228935/dosimetrically-administered-nebulized-morphine-for-breathlessness-in-very-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#3
Piotr Janowiak, Małgorzata Krajnik, Zygmunt Podolec, Tomasz Bandurski, Iwona Damps-Konstańska, Piotr Sobański, David C Currow, Ewa Jassem
BACKGROUND: Systemic morphine has evidence to support its use for reducing breathlessness in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The effectiveness of the nebulized route, however, has not yet been confirmed. Recent studies have shown that opioid receptors are localized within epithelium of human trachea and large bronchi, a target site for a dosimetric nebulizer. The aim of this study was to compare any clinical or statistical differences in breathlessness intensity between nebulized 2...
December 11, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221341/atypical-carcinoid-localized-at-the-bronchus-accompanied-by-diffuse-idiopathic-pulmonary-neuroendocrine-cell-hyperplasia-in-the-distal-lung-a-rare-case-report
#4
Kyoshiro Takegahara, Akira Sato, Takayuki Ibi, Tatsuya Inoue, Jitsuo Usuda
Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) is hyperplasia of noninvasive neuroendocrine cells originating from Kultchitsky cells. This is a rare pathological condition, suspected to be a precursor lesion of carcinoid, together with tumorlet. In the WHO histological classification (4th edition) revised in 2015, DIPNECH was added to the category that includes neuroendocrine tumors. Our patient was a 77-year-old woman who initially visited another doctor because of coughing. Chest CT revealed a mass occluding the right intermediate bronchial trunk, and bronchial carcinoid was suspected from biopsy findings, leading to referral of this patient to our department...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220632/immunohistochemical-localization-of-fibrinogen-c-domain-containing-1-on-epithelial-and-mucosal-surfaces-in-human-tissues
#5
Sebastian von Huth, Jesper B Moeller, Anders Schlosser, Niels Marcussen, Ole Nielsen, Vicki Nielsen, Grith L Sorensen, Uffe Holmskov
Fibrinogen C domain containing 1 (FIBCD1) is a transmembrane receptor that binds chitin and other acetylated compounds with high affinity. FIBCD1 has previously been shown to be present in the epithelium of the gastrointestinal tract. In the present study, we performed a detailed analysis of normally structured human tissues for the expression of FIBCD1 by quantitative PCR and immunohistochemistry. We find that FIBCD1 is expressed in epithelial cells derived from all three germ layers. Endodermal-derived epithelial cells throughout the gastrointestinal tract and the respiratory system showed high expression of FIBCD1 and also mesodermal-derived cells in the genitourinary system and ectodermal-derived epidermis and sebaceous glands cells expressed FIBCD1...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214064/bronchoscopy-for-the-diagnosis-of-peripheral-lung-lesions
#6
REVIEW
Samjot Singh Dhillon, Kassem Harris
Peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs) are generally considered as lesions in the peripheral one-third of the lung although a precise definition and radiographic anatomical landmarks separating central and peripheral lesion does not yet exist. The radiographic detection of such lesions has increased significantly with the adoption of lung cancer screening programs. These lesions are not directly visible by regular flexible bronchoscopes as they are usually distal to the lobar and segmental bronchi. Traditionally, depending on location and clinical stage at presentation, these lesions were typically sampled by computerized tomography (CT) guided needle or surgical biopsy although some centers also used ultrasound and fluoroscopy guided percutaneous needle biopsy...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198088/-efficacy-of-ivig-treatment-in-bronchiectasis-associated-with-igg-subclass-deficiency
#7
REVIEW
Yael Shostak, Mordechai R Kramer
Bronchiectasis is characterized by an abnormal dilatation of the bronchi leading to a chronic inflammatory process, airway blockage and impaired clearance of secretions. The damage to the airways is usually progressive and is the result of several pathogenic processes. In the past, healing of infections (especially pulmonary tuberculosis) was the main cause of airway dilatation and progression of chronic inflammation. Today, congenital illnesses, anatomical defects and immune deficiency play an important role in the pathogenesis of bronchiectasis formation...
November 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190612/assessment-of-bronchial-obstruction-using-lateral-pressure-measurement-during-bronchoscopy
#8
Hiroki Nishine, Takehiko Hiramoto, Takeo Inoue, Naoki Furuya, Hirotaka Kida, Hiroshi Handa, Seiichi Nobuyama, Masamichi Mineshita, Teruomi Miyazawa
BACKGROUND: In patients with bronchial obstruction estimating the location of the maximal obstruction is crucial for guiding interventional bronchoscopy. However, flow-volume curves cannot discriminate between the right and left lungs. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to physiologically evaluate bronchial obstruction during interventional bronchoscopy. METHODS: We prospectively measured lateral airway pressure (Plat) at either side of the obstruction using a double-lumen catheter (pressure-pressure [P-P] curve) simultaneously to assess the degree of bronchial obstruction in 22 patients...
November 30, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189203/proteomic-characterization-of-human-exhaled-breath-condensate
#9
Maud Lacombe, Caroline Marie-Desvergne, Florence Combes, Alexandra Kraut, Christophe Bruley, Yves Vandenbrouck, Véronique Chamel Mossuz, Yohann Couté, Virginie Brun
To improve biomedical knowledge and to support biomarker discovery studies, it is essential to establish comprehensive proteome maps for human tissues and biofluids, and to make them publicly accessible. In this study, we performed an in-depth proteomics characterization of exhaled breath condensate (EBC), a sample obtained non-invasively by condensation of exhaled air that contains submicron droplets of airway lining fluid. Two pooled samples of EBC, each obtained from 10 healthy donors, were processed using a straightforward protocol based on sample lyophilization, in-gel digestion and liquid chromatography tandem-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analysis...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188355/-resection-concepts-for-early-stage-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-lungs-and-bronchi
#10
REVIEW
T Ploenes, C Aigner
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumors of the lungs are a very inhomogeneous group of malignancies. The surgical treatment should be adapted to the anatomical localization and histological subtype and individualized according to the functional reserve. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a selective review of current literature, which was supplemented by personal experiences. RESULTS: The currently available outcome data are very inhomogeneous and depend on the histological subtype of neuroendocrine pulmonary tumors...
November 29, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164631/effects-of-selective-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-receptor-agonists-on-electrical-field-stimulated-contractions-of-isolated-bronchi-in-horses
#11
A Menozzi, C Pozzoli, E Poli, C Colla, G Placenza, S Bertini
We investigated the effects of different selective α2 -adrenergic receptor (AR) agonists (detomidine, medetomidine, xylazine, and brimonidine) on the contractions of horse-isolated bronchi induced by electrical field stimulation (EFS) and by carbachol. No effects were observed on the contraction induced by carbachol, while α2 -AR agonists reduced EFS-evoked contractions in a concentration-related fashion. The rank order of potency (pD2 ) was brimonidine (7.40 ± 0.20) >medetomidine (7.09 ± 0.24) >detomidine (6...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163998/multifocal-pulmonary-granular-cell-tumor-presenting-with-postobstructive-pneumonia
#12
Samid M Farooqui, Muhammad S Khan, Laura Adhikari, Viral Doshi
Granular cell tumor (GCT) is a neoplasm of Schwann cell origin. Its presence in the aerodigestive tract is uncommon and becomes a diagnostic challenge on initial presentation. Our case is of a 59-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department with a history of productive cough and dyspnea associated with fever and chest pain. An initial chest X-ray (CXR) showed a right middle lobe consolidation with follow-up Computed Tomography (CT) scan showing a mass in the right bronchus. Bronchoscopy revealed a polypoid, sessile granular mass in the right bronchus intermedius with multiple white lesions in trachea, left main bronchus, and right upper bronchi...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163645/hypervitaminosis-d3-in-broiler-chicks-histopathological-immunomodulatory-and-immunohistochemical-approach
#13
R Kumar, R S Brar, H S Banga
The present study was undertaken to investigate the toxic effects of higher doses (1,00,000 IU i.e. 2.5 mg/kg body weight (BW)) of vitamin D3, concomitantly with bacterial endotoxins (lipopolysaccharides: LPS) to study the immunomodulatory potential of vitamin D3 in IBL-80 broiler chicks. The chicks were divided into four groups [group I (NSS), group II (LPS), group III (Vit. D3 + NSS), and group IV (Vit. D3 + LPS)] containing eight chicks in each group, treated accordingly for 21 days. Birds were kept under close observation for apparent clinical signs and symptoms...
2017: Iranian Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155102/targeting-of-rac1-prevents-bronchoconstriction-and-airway-hyperresponsiveness
#14
Gwennan André-Grégoire, Florian Dilasser, Julie Chesné, Faouzi Braza, Antoine Magnan, Gervaise Loirand, Vincent Sauzeau
BACKGROUND: The molecular mechanisms responsible for airway smooth muscle cells (aSMC) contraction and proliferation in airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) associated with asthma are still largely unknown. The small GTPases of the Rho family (RhoA, Rac1 and Cdc42) play a central role in SMC functions including migration, proliferation and contraction. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to identify the role of Rac1 in aSMC contraction and to investigate its involvement in AHR associated with allergic asthma...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143391/an-all-zirconia-crown-discovered-2-years-following-aspiration
#15
Han Qin, Hai Qing, Na Hu, Hui Zhu, Jian Wang
Accidental aspiration or ingestion can occur in dental treatment, as most procedures are performed with the patient in a supine position or semi-recumbent position. Aspiration of foreign bodies commonly causes acute symptoms such as violent coughing, choking, and dyspnea; however, if foreign bodies are stuck distally to the lower lobe bronchi or the bronchus intermedius, acute presentation can be rare. This clinical report documents a 68-year-old male patient who accidentally aspirated an all-zirconia crown during the try-in procedure...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137108/tuberculosis-presenting-as-isolated-bronchonodal-fistula-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-case-report
#16
Kyungsoo Bae, Kyung Nyeo Jeon, Ho Cheol Kim, Young Sun Suh, Gi Dong Lee, Ju-Young Kim, Dae Hyun Song
RATIONALE: Lymph node is a preferred site for extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB). In the thorax, mediastinal tuberculous lymph nodes can erode adjacent structures such as heart, aorta, and esophagus, forming fistula, and causing fatal consequences. However, tuberculous bronchonodal fistula as a complication of lymph node TB in adults is rarely known in terms of imaging or clinical findings. Here, a case of isolated tuberculous bronchonodal fistula appearing as the first presentation of TB in a 74-year-old male with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is reported...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114417/an-alternative-lung-isolation-technique-in-paediatric-pulmonary-alveolar-proteinosis
#17
Tümay Umuroğlu, Merve Altıntaş, Tural Abdullayev, Gürsu Kıyan, Hilmi Ö Ayanoğlu
Lung isolation during the lung lavage of children with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) poses challenges to anaesthesiologists. There is no established technique in the management of lung lavage in children; each described technique has its own advantages and disadvantages. We described a patient (2.5-year-old) with PAP, who has undergone left lung lavage. While his lung was isolated by a Fogarty catheter, lavage was performed via a feeding tube, and the right lung was ventilated with a rigid bronchoscope...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113271/significance-of-imaging-and-clinical-features-in-the-differentiation-between-primary-and-secondary-pulmonary-lymphoma
#18
Yuhao Dong, Miaoyu Zeng, Bin Zhang, Lujun Han, Entao Liu, Zhouyang Lian, Jing Liu, Changhong Liang, Shuixing Zhang
The aim of the present study was to analyze the differences in imaging and clinical features between primary pulmonary lymphoma (PPL) and secondary pulmonary lymphoma (SPL) to provide insight into pulmonary lymphoma for an improved clinical diagnosis. A retrospective study of 38 patients with pulmonary lymphoma (19 PPL and 19 SPL) treated between September 1, 2006, and December 31, 2015, was performed. The clinical manifestations, and computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography-CT images of each case were collected...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104610/functional-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumour-causing-cushing-s-syndrome-the-effect-of-chemotherapy-on-clinical-symptoms
#19
Paulo Henrique do Amor Divino, Katia Regina Marchetti, Madson Q Almeida, Rachel P Riechelmann
Background: Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are a heterogeneous group of diseases that can originate from any part of the gastrointestinal tract, bronchi, thyroid and pancreas. These tumours may be functioning or not depending on their ability to produce active substances, such as adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH). ACTH-producing pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours are rare, with limited data about effective antitumor therapies. Case Report: A 58-year-old man with a history of type-2 diabetes mellitus and arterial hypertension was diagnosed with Cushing's syndrome (CS) secondary to an ACTH ectopic production from a well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumour of the pancreas metastatic to the liver...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099845/real-time-endoscopic-image-orientation-correction-system-using-an-accelerometer-and-gyrosensor
#20
Hyung-Chul Lee, Chul-Woo Jung, Hee Chan Kim
The discrepancy between spatial orientations of an endoscopic image and a physician's working environment can make it difficult to interpret endoscopic images. In this study, we developed and evaluated a device that corrects the endoscopic image orientation using an accelerometer and gyrosensor. The acceleration of gravity and angular velocity were retrieved from the accelerometer and gyrosensor attached to the handle of the endoscope. The rotational angle of the endoscope handle was calculated using a Kalman filter with transmission delay compensation...
2017: PloS One
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