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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340320/protective-effects-of-alpha-lipoic-acid-on-methotrexate-induced-oxidative-lung-injury-in-rats
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Huseyin Arpag, Mehmet Gül, Yusuf Aydemir, Nurhan Atilla, Birgül Yiğitcan, Tugrul Cakir, Cemal Polat, Özer Þehirli, Muhammet Sayan
OBJECTIVE: Oxidative stress is one of the major causes of methotrexate induced lung injury (MILI). Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), which occurs naturally in human food, has antioxidative and anti-inflammatory activities. The aim of this study was to research the potential protective role of ALA on MILI in rats. METHODS: Twenty one rats were randomly subdivided into three groups: control (group I), methotrexate (MTX) treated (group II), and MTX+ALA treated (group III). Lung injury was performed with a single dose of MTX (20 mg/kg) to groups 2 and 3...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340319/apigenin-reduces-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-subsequent-cytokine-production-as-protective-effect-in-a-rodent-animal-model-of-lung-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Ioannis Bougioukas, Vassilios Didilis, Alexander Emmert, Ahmad F Jebran, Regina Waldmann-Beushausen, Tomislav Stojanovic, Friedrich A Schoendube, Bernhard C Danner
PURPOSE: Lung ischemia-reperfusion injury (LIRI) can complicate lung transplantation or cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, increasing morbidity and mortality. In LIRI, pro-inflammatory cytokines are activated, reactive oxygen species are generated and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) is up-regulated, altering lung mechanics. We tested the effect of the flavonoid apigenin on a rodent model of LIRI. METHODS: Thirty-seven Wistar rats were subjected to LIRI with or without a single or double dose of apigenin...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339394/global-and-regional-assessment-of-sustained-inflation-pressure-volume-curves-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Tobias Becher, Philipp Rostalski, Matthias Kott, Andy Adler, Dirk Schadler, Norbert Weiler, Inez Frerichs
Static or quasi-static pressure-volume (P-V) curves can be used to determine the lung mechanical properties of patients suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). According to the traditional interpretation, lung recruitment occurs mainly below the lower point of maximum curvature (LPMC) of the inflation P-V curve. Although some studies have questioned this assumption, setting of positive end-expiratory pressure 2 cmH2O above the LPMC was part of a "lung-protective" ventilation strategy successfully applied in several clinical trials...
March 24, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339108/very-high-energy-electron-vhee-beams-in-radiation-therapy-treatment-plan-comparison-between-vhee-vmat-and-ppbs
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Emil Schüler, Kjell Eriksson, Elin Hynning, Steven L Hancock, Susan M Hiniker, Magdalena Bazalova-Carter, Tony Wong, Quynh-Thu Le, Billy W Loo, Peter G Maxim
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of very high energy electron beams (VHEE) beams in comparison to clinically derived treatment plans generated with volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and proton pencil beam scanning (PPBS) technology. We developed a custom optimization script that could be applied automatically across modalities to eliminate operator bias during IMRT optimization. METHODS: Four clinical cases were selected (prostate cancer, lung cancer, pediatric brain tumor, and head and neck cancer (HNC))...
March 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339039/the-effects-of-air-pollutants-on-the-mortality-rate-of-lung-cancer-and-leukemia
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Mansooreh Dehghani, Laila Keshtgar, Mohammad Reza Javaheri, Zahra Derakhshan, Gea Oliveri Conti, Pietro Zuccarello, Margherita Ferrante
World Health Organization classifies air pollution as the first cause of human cancer. The present study investigated impact of air pollutants on the mortality rates of lung cancer and leukemia in Shiraz, one of the largests cities of Iran. This cross‑sectional (longitudinal) study was carried out in Shiraz. Data on six main pollutants, CO, SO2, O3, NO2, PM10 and PM2.5, were collected from Fars Environmental Protection Agency for 3,001 days starting from 1 January, 2005. Also, measures of climatic factors (temperature, humidity, and air pressure) were obtained from Shiraz Meteorological Organization...
March 24, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338607/how-to-make-reliable-washable-and-wearable-textronic-devices
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Xuyuan Tao, Vladan Koncar, Tzu-Hao Huang, Chien-Lung Shen, Ya-Chi Ko, Gwo-Tsuen Jou
In this paper, the washability of wearable textronic (textile-electronic) devices has been studied. Two different approaches aiming at designing, producing, and testing robust washable and reliable smart textile systems are presented. The common point of the two approaches is the use of flexible conductive PCB in order to interface the miniaturized rigid (traditional) electronic devices to conductive threads and tracks within the textile flexible fabric and to connect them to antenna, textile electrodes, sensors, actuators, etc...
March 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338504/ventilation-with-high-or-low-tidal-volume-with-peep-does-not-influence-lung-function-after-spinal-surgery-in-prone-position-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sarah Soh, Jae-Kwang Shim, Yoon Ha, Young-Sam Kim, Hyelin Lee, Young-Lan Kwak
BACKGROUND: Spinal surgery in the prone position is accompanied by increased intrathoracic pressure and decreased respiratory compliance. This study investigated whether intraoperative lung protective mechanical ventilation improved lung function evaluated with pulmonary function tests in patients at risk of postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) after major spinal surgery in the prone position. METHODS: Seventy-eight patients at potential risk of PPCs were randomly assigned to the protective group (tidal volume; 6 mL/kg predicted body weight, 6 cm H2O positive end-expiratory pressure with recruitment maneuvers) or the conventional group (10 mL/kg predicted body weight, no positive end-expiratory pressure)...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338216/the-diversified-function-and-potential-therapy-of-ectopic-olfactory-receptors-in-non-olfactory-tissues
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Zhe Chen, Hong Zhao, Nian Fu, Linxi Chen
Olfactory receptors (ORs) are mainly distributed in olfactory neurons and play a key role in detecting volatile odorants, eventually resulting in the production of smell perception. Recently, it is also reported that ORs are expressed in non-olfactory tissues including heart, lung, sperm, skin and cancerous tissues. Interestingly, ectopic ORs are associated with the development of diseases in non-olfactory tissues. For instance, ectopic ORs initiate the hypoxic ventilatory responses and maintain the oxygen homeostasis of breathing in the carotid body when oxygen levels decline...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337284/hepatoprotective-effects-of-gentianella-turkestanerum-extracts-on-acute-liver-injury-induced-by-carbon-tetrachloride-in-mice
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Jianghua Yang, Dandan Zhu, Bowei Ju, Xiangying Jiang, Junping Hu
Objective: To investigate the contents of secoiridoid compounds (i.e. sweroside, swertiamarin and gentiopicrin) from Gentianella turkestanerum extracts, and the potential effects of G. turkestanerum extracts against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) induced liver injury in mice. Methods: The contents of swertiamarin, gentiopicroside and sweroside from different G. turkestanerum extracts were determined with high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). CCl4 was used to induce acute liver injury in mice. The serum aspartate amino transferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), total protein (TP), total bilirubin (TB), superoxide dismutase (SOD), malondialdehyde (MDA), glutathione transferase (GSH) and catalase (CAT) were measured...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335076/fine-mapping-of-chromosome-5p15-33-identifies-novel-lung-cancer-susceptibility-loci-in-han-chinese
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Jing Dong, Yang Cheng, Meng Zhu, Yang Wen, Cheng Wang, Yuzhuo Wang, Liguo Geng, Wei Shen, Jia Liu, Zhihua Li, Jiahui Zhang, Hongxia Ma, Juncheng Dai, Guangfu Jin, Zhibin Hu, Hongbing Shen
Genome-wide association studies in European and Asian populations have consistently identified chromosome 5p15.33 as a lung cancer susceptibility region. To investigate further the genetic architecture of common variants in this region, we conducted a two-stage fine-mapping analysis discovered by targeted resequencing of 200 cases and 300 controls individually, and validated in multiethnic lung cancer GWASs with 12,843 cases and 12,639 controls. Two independent variants were identified in approximate conditional analysis with GCTA and consistently validated in lung cancer GWASs in both Asian and European populations...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332605/janus-faced-acrolein-prevents-allergy-but-accelerates-tumor-growth-by-promoting-immunoregulatory-foxp3-cells-mouse-model-for-passive-respiratory-exposure
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Franziska Roth-Walter, Cornelia Bergmayr, Sarah Meitz, Stefan Buchleitner, Caroline Stremnitzer, Judit Fazekas, Anna Moskovskich, Mario A Müller, Georg A Roth, Krisztina Manzano-Szalai, Zdenek Dvorak, Alina Neunkirchner, Erika Jensen-Jarolim
Acrolein, a highly reactive unsaturated aldehyde, is generated in large amounts during smoking and is best known for its genotoxic capacity. Here, we aimed to assess whether acrolein at concentrations relevant for smokers may also exert immunomodulatory effects that could be relevant in allergy or cancer. In a BALB/c allergy model repeated nasal exposure to acrolein abrogated allergen-specific antibody and cytokine formation, and led to a relative accumulation of regulatory T cells in the lungs. Only the acrolein-treated mice were protected from bronchial hyperreactivity as well as from anaphylactic reactions upon challenge with the specific allergen...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332341/risk-factors-for-acute-exacerbation-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Meihua Qiu, Yuqing Chen, Qiao Ye
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic andprogressive fibrotic disease limited to the lungs.The course of disease varies widely, with some patients experiencing acute respiratory deterioration, a conditioncalled acute exacerbations of IPF (AE-IPF). The risk factors contributing to AE-IPF are unclear. This systematic review and meta-analysis investigatedthe risk factors for AE-IPF. METHODS: Studies ofrisk factors for AE-IPF were identified in Medline, EMBASE and Cochrane databases...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332225/molecular-dynamics-validation-of-crizotinib-resistance-to-alk-mutations-l1196m-and-g1269a-and-identification-of-specific-inhibitors
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Nagasundaram Nagarajan, Carlton Ranjith Wilson Alphonse, Prakash Vincent Samuel Gnana, Rajesh Kannan Rajaretinam
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients are mostly treated with ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Crizotinib is the first generation ALK inhibitor practiced as a primary chemo to combat cancer cells followed by second generation inhibitor ceritinib which are effective against crizotinib resistant ALK mutations. However, patients treated with these drugs invariably relapsed because of the development of new drug resistance mutations. In this study we explored the crizotinib resistance in the presence of ALK mutations L1196M and G1269A through molecular dynamics simulation studies...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331080/evaluation-of-the-immune-responses-to-and-cross-protective-efficacy-of-eurasian-h7-avian-influenza-viruses
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Hyeok-Il Kwon, Young-Il Kim, Su-Jin Park, Min-Suk Song, Eun-Ha Kim, Se Mi Kim, Young-Jae Si, In-Won Lee, Byung-Min Song, Youn-Jeong Lee, Seok Joong Yun, Wun-Jae Kim, Young Ki Choi
Due to increasing concerns of human infection by various H7 viruses, including recent H7N9 viruses, we evaluated the genetic relationships and the cross-protective efficacies of three different Eurasian H7 avian influenza viruses. Phylogenic and molecular analysis revealed that recent Eurasian H7 viruses can be separated into two different lineages with relatively high amino acid identity within groups (94.8 to 98.8%), and low amino acid identity (90.3 to 92.6 %) between the groups. In vivo immunization with representatives of each group revealed that while group-specific cross-reactivity was induced, cross-reactive HI titers were approximately fourfold lower against heterologous group viruses compared to homologous group viruses...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330410/outcome-and-management-of-refractory-respiratory-failure-with-timely-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenationsingle-center-experience-with-legionella-pneumonia
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Roberto Roncon-Albuquerque, Rodrigo Vilares-Morgado, Gert-Jan van der Heijden, João Ferreira-Coimbra, Paulo Mergulhão, José Artur Paiva
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the management and outcome of patients with refractory respiratory failure complicating severe Legionella pneumonia rescued with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in our Center. DESIGN AND SETTING: Observational study of patients with refractory respiratory failure treated with ECMO in Hospital S.João (Porto, Portugal), between November 2009 and September 2016. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 112 patients rescued with ECMO, of which 14 had Legionella pneumonia...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329706/exposure-to-bacterial-cpg-dna-protects-from-airway-allergic-inflammation-by-expanding-regulatory-lung-interstitial-macrophages
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Catherine Sabatel, Coraline Radermecker, Laurence Fievez, Genevieve Paulissen, Svetoslav Chakarov, Claudia Fernandes, Sabine Olivier, Marie Toussaint, Dimitri Pirottin, Xue Xiao, Pascale Quatresooz, Jean-Claude Sirard, Didier Cataldo, Laurent Gillet, Hicham Bouabe, Christophe J Desmet, Florent Ginhoux, Thomas Marichal, Fabrice Bureau
Living in a microbe-rich environment reduces the risk of developing asthma. Exposure of humans or mice to unmethylated CpG DNA (CpG) from bacteria reproduces these protective effects, suggesting a major contribution of CpG to microbe-induced asthma resistance. However, how CpG confers protection remains elusive. We found that exposure to CpG expanded regulatory lung interstitial macrophages (IMs) from monocytes infiltrating the lung or mobilized from the spleen. Trafficking of IM precursors to the lung was independent of CCR2, a chemokine receptor required for monocyte mobilization from the bone marrow...
March 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329234/revaccination-of-guinea-pigs-with-the-live-attenuated-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-vaccine-mtbvac-improves-bcg-s-protection-against-tuberculosis
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Simon Clark, Faye Lanni, Dessislava Marinova, Emma Rayner, Carlos Martin, Ann Williams
Background.: The need for an effective vaccine against human tuberculosis has driven the development of different candidates and vaccination strategies. Novel live attenuated vaccines are being developed that promise greater safety and efficacy than BCG against tuberculosis. We combined BCG with the vaccine MTBVAC to evaluate whether the efficacy of either vaccine would be affected upon revaccination. Methods.: In a well-established guinea pig model of aerosol infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, BCG and MTBVAC delivered via various prime-boost combinations or alone were compared...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329143/epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutations-are-linked-to-skip-n2-lymph-node-metastasis-in-resected-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-adenocarcinomas%C3%A2
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Francesco Guerrera, Stéphane Renaud, Fabrizio Tabbó, Anne-Claire Voegeli', Pier Luigi Filosso, Michèle Legrain, Monica Boita, Mickaël Schaeffer, Michèle Beau-Faller, Enrico Ruffini, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz, Giorgio Inghirami, Alberto Oliaro, Gilbert Massard
OBJECTIVES: The impact of skip N2 metastases (i.e. N2 lymph node metastases without N1) on survival in surgically resected non-small lung cancer remains an intriguing and rarely investigated topic. The goal of our study was to elucidate (i) skip N2 influence on overall survival (OS) and time to recurrence (TTR) in patients with resected lung adenocarcinoma and (ii) its link with epidermal growth factor receptor ( EGFR ) and v-Ki-ras2 Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog ( KRAS ) mutations...
December 15, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328650/exosomes-in-critical-illness
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Nora Terrasini, Vincenzo Lionetti
OBJECTIVE: Exosomes are small, cell-released vesicles (40-100 nm in size) with the potential to transfer proteins, lipids, small RNAs, messenger RNAs, or DNA between cells via interstitial fluids. Due to their role in tissue homeostasis, exosomes have emerged as a new type of therapeutic and diagnostic (theranostic) tool in the noninvasive assessment of organ response to injury or treatment and in the development of reliable organ-protective intensive therapy. Our review provides current insights into the role of exosomes in the personalized management of injury and repair responses in critical illness...
March 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328069/autophagy-maintains-the-integrity-of-endothelial-barrier-in-lps-induced-lung-injury
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Dan Zhang, Jian Zhou, Le Chi Ye, Jing Li, Zhenzhou Wu, Yuping Li, Chichi Li
Understanding the role and underlying regulation mechanism of autophagy in lipopolysaccharide-induced lung injury (LPS-LI) may provide potentially new pharmacological targets for treatment of acute lung injury. The aim of this study was to investigate the functional significance of autophagy in LPS-LI. The autophagy of human pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells (HPMVECs) and mice was inhibited before they were challenged with LPS. In vitro, permeability, vitality and the lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release rate of the cells were detected, the zonula occluden-1 (ZO-1) expression and the stress fiber formation were determined...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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