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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213800/invasive-aspergillus-laryngotracheobronchitis-in-an-adult-with-primary-cns-lymphoma
#1
Mark E Barry, William Walsh Thomas, Buer Song, Natasha Mirza
Invasive aspergillosis can be difficult to diagnose, and early recognition and initiation of therapy is imperative for improving patient outcomes. A case of invasive Aspergillus laryngotracheobronchitis is presented here with a review of the relevant literature. A 58-year-old male undergoing treatment for CNS lymphoma presented with neutropenic sepsis and acute respiratory distress requiring intubation. Following extubation, he reported persistent hoarseness for 1-month duration and he was found to have pseudomembranous plaques and ulcers of the larynx, trachea, and right mainstem bronchus consistent with Aspergillus laryngotracheobronchitis...
February 17, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211571/inhibitory-effects-of-a-standardized-extract-of-justicia-pectoralis-in-an-experimental-rat-model-of-airway-hyper-responsiveness
#2
Carlos T M Moura, Francisco J Batista-Lima, Teresinha S Brito, Alfredo A V Silva, Luan C Ferreira, Cássia R Roque, Karoline S Aragão, Alexandre Havt, Francisco N Fonseca, Luzia K A M Leal, Pedro J C Magalhães
OBJECTIVE: Justicia pectoralis is a plant useful for the treatment of respiratory diseases. Here, we studied the antiasthmatic properties of a standardized extract of J. pectoralis (Jp). METHODS: Ovalbumin (OVA)-sensitized rats were actively challenged with saline or OVA to study airway hyper-responsiveness after oral treatment with saline or Jp. The ability of Jp to inhibit hyper-reactivity was evaluated in isolated trachea mounted in isolated organ bath chamber...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210572/endobronchial-solitary-fibrous-tumor
#3
Cristiano Claudino Oliveira, Marcelo Padovani Toledo de Moraes, Thomas Colby, Gilmar Felisberto Oliveira, Erica Nishida Hasimoto, Daniele Cristina Cataneo, Antônio José Maria Cataneo, Julio De Faveri
Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a mesenchymal neoplasm that appears primarily in the pleura and rarely in intrapulmonary or endobronchial topography. The authors report the case of a 47-year-old woman who presented obstructive respiratory symptoms for 4 years. The chest computed tomography and bronchoscopy showed an obstructive polypoid lesion located between the trachea and the left main bronchus associated with distal atelectasis of the left lung. A resection of the lesion was performed and, macroscopically, the mass was oval, encapsulated, and firm, measuring 2...
October 2016: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205000/aortic-knob-width-reflects-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-assessed-by-gated-myocardial-perfusion-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-normal-myocardial-perfusion
#4
Satoshi Kurisu, Tadanao Higaki, Yoji Sumimoto, Hiroki Ikenaga, Noriaki Watanabe, Ken Ishibashi, Yoshihiro Dohi, Yukihiro Fukuda, Yasuki Kihara
BACKGROUND: Aortic knob width on chest radiography represents the extent of aortic dialation and tortuosity of the aortic arch. We tested the hypothesis that aortic knob width reflected left ventricular (LV) diastolic function assessed by gated myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in patients with normal myocardial perfusion. METHODS: One hundred and thirty patients with preserved LV ejection fraction and normal myocardial perfusion were enrolled in this study...
February 15, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199419/early-immune-responses-and-development-of-pathogenesis-of-avian-infectious-bronchitis-viruses-with-different-virulence-profiles
#5
Cintia Hiromi Okino, Marcos Antônio Zanella Mores, Iara Maria Trevisol, Arlei Coldebella, Hélio José Montassier, Liana Brentano
Avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) primarily replicates in epithelial cells of the upper respiratory tract of chickens, inducing both morphological and immune modulatory changes. However, the association between the local immune responses induced by IBV and the mechanisms of pathogenesis has not yet been completely elucidated. This study compared the expression profile of genes related to immune responses in tracheal samples after challenge with two Brazilian field isolates (A and B) of IBV from the same genotype, associating these responses with viral replication and with pathological changes in trachea and kidney...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198885/flexible-high-resolution-micro-optical-coherence-tomography-endobronchial-probe-toward-in-vivo-imaging-of-cilia
#6
Dongyao Cui, Kengyeh K Chu, Biwei Yin, Timothy N Ford, Chulho Hyun, Hui Min Leung, Joseph A Gardecki, George M Solomon, Susan E Birket, Linbo Liu, Steven M Rowe, Guillermo J Tearney
We report the design and fabrication of a flexible, longitudinally scanning high-resolution micro-optical coherence tomography (μOCT) endobronchial probe, optimized for micro-anatomical imaging in airways. The 2.4 mm diameter and flexibility of the probe allows it to be inserted into the instrument channel of a standard bronchoscope, enabling real-time video guidance of probe placement. To generate a depth-of-focus enhancing annular beam, we utilized a new fabrication method, whereby a hollow glass ferrule was angle-polished and gold-coated to produce an elongated annular reflector...
February 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198583/cuffed-endotracheal-tubes-in-children-the-effect-of-the-size-of-the-cuffed-endotracheal-tube-on-intracuff-pressure
#7
Senthil G Krishna, Mumin Hakim, Roby Sebastian, Heather L Dellinger, Dmitry Tumin, Joseph D Tobias
BACKGROUND: In children, the size of the cuffed endotracheal tube is based on various age-based formulas. However, such formulas may over or underestimate the size of the cuffed endotracheal tube. There are no data on the impact of different-sized cuffed endotracheal tubes (ETT) on the intracuff pressure in children. AIM: The current study measures intracuff pressure with different-sized cuffed ETT. METHOD: The study was conducted in an in vitro and in vivo phase...
February 15, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194645/expression-of-a-novel-ciliary-protein-iiig9-during-the-differentiation-and-maturation-of-ependymal-cells
#8
M Cifuentes, V Baeza, P M Arrabal, R Visser, J M Grondona, N Saldivia, F Martínez, F Nualart, K Salazar
IIIG9 is the regulatory subunit 32 of protein phosphatase 1 (PPP1R32), a key phosphatase in the regulation of ciliary movement. IIIG9 localization is restricted to cilia in the trachea, fallopian tube, and testicle, suggesting its involvement in the polarization of ciliary epithelium. In the adult brain, IIIG9 mRNA has only been detected in ciliated ependymal cells that cover the ventricular walls. In this work, we prepared a polyclonal antibody against rat IIIG9 and used this antibody to show for the first time the ciliary localization of this protein in adult ependymal cells...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190822/phloridzin-inhibits-high-k-induced-contraction-via-the-inhibition-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-1-in-rat-ileum
#9
Hidenori Kanda, Takeharu Kaneda, Akira Kawaguchi, Noriyasu Sasaki, Tsuyoshi Tajima, Norimoto Urakawa, Kazumasa Shimizu, Hiroetsu Suzuki
Recent studies have shown that phloridzin, an inhibitor of sodium-glucose cotransporter (SGLT), strongly decreases high K(+)-induced contraction in phasic muscle, such as tenia coli, but slightly affects tonic muscle, such as trachea . In this study, we examined the inhibitory mechanism of phloridzin on high K(+)-induced muscle contraction in rat ileum, a phasic muscle. Phloridzin inhibited the high K(+)-induced contraction in the ileum and the aorta, and the relaxing effect of phloridzin at 1 mM in the ileum was approximately five-fold more potent than that in the aorta...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188794/surfactant-protein-a-sp-a-and-sp-a-derived-peptide-attenuate-chemotaxis-of-mast-cells-induced-by-human-%C3%AE-defensin-3
#10
Yasuaki Uehara, Motoko Takahashi, Masaki Murata, Atsushi Saito, Rina Takamiya, Yoshihiro Hasegawa, Koji Kuronuma, Hirofumi Chiba, Jiro Hashimoto, Norimasa Sawada, Hiroki Takahashi, Yoshio Kuroki, Shigeru Ariki
Human β-defensin 3 (hBD3) is known to be involved in mast cell activation. However, molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of hBD3-induced mast cell activation have been poorly understood. We previously reported that SP-A and SP-A-derived peptide 01 (SAP01) regulate the function of hBD3. In this study, we focused on the effects of SP-A and SAP01 on the activation of mast cells induced by hBD3. SAP01 directly bound to hBD3. Mast cell-mediated vascular permeability and edema in hBD3 administered rat ears were decreased when injected with SP-A or SAP01...
February 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188396/how-to-obtain-good-morphology-and-antigen-detection-in-the-same-tissue-section
#11
Daša Zupančič, Marjeta Terčelj, Bojan Štrus, Peter Veranič
Most human and animal biopsy samples are routinely embedded in paraffin since this enables the pathologist or researcher to obtain excellent morphology and simplifies storage. Nevertheless, in many cases, the antigen of interest cannot be detected in paraffin section. The alternative available for good immunohistochemistry is preparation of cryosections, which usually provide decent antigen preservation and are frequently used for immunofluorescence. However, cryosections often do not provide efficient morphological details of tissues and cells for pathologic evaluation...
February 10, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183203/adverse-respiratory-effects-in-rats-following-inhalation-exposure-to-ammonia-respiratory-dynamics-and-histopathology
#12
Michael W Perkins, Benjamin Wong, Justin Tressler, Ashley Rodriguez, Katherine Sherman, Jaclynn Andres, Jennifer Devorak, William L Wilkins, Alfred M Sciuto
Acute respiratory dynamics and histopathology of the lungs and trachea following inhaled exposure to ammonia were investigated. Respiratory dynamic parameters were collected from male Sprague-Dawley rats (300-350 g) during (20 min) and 24 h (10 min) after inhalation exposure for 20 min to 9000, 20,000, and 23,000 ppm of ammonia in a head-only exposure system. Body weight loss, analysis of blood cells, and lungs and trachea histopathology were assessed 1, 3, and 24 h following inhalation exposure to 20,000 ppm of ammonia...
January 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181138/endoscopically-guided-laparoscopic-gastrojejunostomy-tube-placement-for-patients-with-distal-esophageal-stents
#13
Marlieke E Nussenbaum, Edward Y Chan, Min P Kim, Puja G Khaitan
Patients with distal esophageal pathology such as perforation, trachea-esophageal fistulae, and/ or obstructing gastroesophageal junction tumor present a challenging situation in terms of feeding access where an esophageal stent is placed across the gastroesophageal junction. In order to allow simultaneous gastric decompression and post-pyloric feeds without significant reflux up through the stent, a gastrojejunostomy (GJ) tube is a viable option. We hereby describe a hybrid approach to placing these GJ tubes in this cohort of patients using simultaneous laparoscopy, endoscopy, and fluoroscopy with minimal manipulation of the stent itself...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167403/kosher-slaughter-paradigms-evaluation-of-slaughterhouse-inspection-procedures
#14
Giancarlo Bozzo, Angela Di Pinto, Elisabetta Bonerba, Edmondo Ceci, Anna Mottola, Rocco Roma, Paolo Capozza, Giorgio Samoilis, Giuseppina Tantillo, Gaetano Vitale Celano
Slaughter by Jewish religious rite is the killing of an animal by cutting the trachea and oesophagus and major blood vessels using a very sharp blade. This operation is subject to strict rules laid down by religious authorities that characterize its sacredness. The aim of the study was to evaluate the specific criteria inherent in the Jewish religious rite, by analysing reject rates during the different phases. In this study, 52.4% of the carcasses failed to quality as Kosher, with 22.9% being rejected due to pulmonary lesions and only 3% for miscuts...
February 2, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165446/identification-of-bpifa1-splunc1-as-an-epithelium-derived-smooth-muscle-relaxing-factor
#15
Tongde Wu, Julianne Huang, Patrick J Moore, Michael S Little, William G Walton, Robert C Fellner, Neil E Alexis, Y Peter Di, Matthew R Redinbo, Stephen L Tilley, Robert Tarran
Asthma is a chronic airway disease characterized by inflammation, mucus hypersecretion and abnormal airway smooth muscle (ASM) contraction. Bacterial permeability family member A1, BPIFA1, is a secreted innate defence protein. Here we show that BPIFA1 levels are reduced in sputum samples from asthmatic patients and that BPIFA1 is secreted basolaterally from healthy, but not asthmatic human bronchial epithelial cultures (HBECs), where it suppresses ASM contractility by binding to and inhibiting the Ca(2+) influx channel Orai1...
February 6, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161686/acute-abdomen-in-a-patient-with-paraesophageal-hernia-resulting-in-acute-compromised-respiratory-function-a-case-report
#16
Mira Mekhael, Alaa El-Hussuna
INTRODUCTION: We present a case of acute abdomen, causing increased intra-abdominal pressure, leading to further herniation of an existing paraesophageal hernia, and consequently acute compromised respiratory function. This acute respiratory complication to a paraesophageal hernia has not previously been reported. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of a 75-year-old female who was acutely admitted with stridor. The patient was known to have a paraesophageal hernia monitored using watchful waiting, and dyspnoea...
January 23, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155703/numerical-study-of-the-effects-of-bronchial-structural-abnormalities-on-respiratory-flow-distribution
#17
Shen Yu, Jizhe Wang, Xiuzhen Sun, Yingxi Liu
BACKGROUND: The anatomical configurations of respiratory tract would be directly associated with their ventilatory function. It is necessary to fully understand the association between airway configurations and their functions as well as the interactions between different airway segments. In this study, we developed a respiratory airway model to investigate the effects of bronchial structural abnormalities on flow distribution in the bronchi and upper airway. METHODS: Derived from computed tomography (CT) scanner data, three-dimensional (3D) finite element (FE) models of healthy human respiratory tracts were developed with anatomically realistic configurations, including the nasal cavity, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, trachea, and partial bronchi...
December 28, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152192/effects-of-tracheal-occlusion-with-retinoic-acid-administration-on-normal-lung-development
#18
Delabaere Amélie, Marceau Geoffroy, Coste Karen, Blanchon Loïc, Déchelotte Pierre Jean, Blanc Pierre, Sapin Vincent, Gallot Denis
INTRODUCTION: Tracheal occlusion (TO) is an investigational therapy for severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) that decreases pulmonary hypoplasia, but sustained TO also induces deficient surfactant synthesis. Intramuscular maternal administration of retinoic acid (RA) in a surgical rabbit model of CDH showed a beneficial effect on lung maturation. We evaluated the potential of RA delivery into the trachea and studied the combined effects of TO and RA on normal lung development...
February 2, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151860/dieulafoy-disease-of-the-trachea-with-recurrent-episodes-of-massive-hemoptysis-a-case-report
#19
Danrong Yang, Chaohui Rong, Jie Gu, Ling Xu, Jiayin Zhang, Guobin Zhang, Ce Shen
RATIONALE: Dieulafoy disease is characterized by the presence of dilated, tortuous arteries that project into the submucosa of the gastrointestinal tract and less frequently the bronchus. PATIENT CONCERNS: Dieulafoy disease of the trachea has not been previously described. A 60-year-old woman with recurrent episodes of massive hemoptysis. DIAGNOSES: Dieulafoy disease of the trachea. INTERVENTIONS: Selective arterial embolization was undertaken...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150215/pulmonary-delivery-of-magnetically-targeted-nano-in-microparticles
#20
Amber A McBride, Dominique N Price, Pavan Muttil
This chapter details the intratracheal delivery of dry powder microparticles termed nano-in-microparticles (NIMs) for the purpose of in vivo targeted pulmonary drug delivery. The dry powder NIMs technology improves on previous inhaled chemotherapy platforms designed as liquid formulations. Dry powder microparticles were created through the process of spray drying; a protocol detailing the formulation of NIMs dry powder is included as a separate chapter in this book. Dry powder NIMs containing fluorescent nanoparticles and magnetically-responsive superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles are intratracheally delivered (insufflated) in the presence of a magnetic field and targeted to the left lung of mice...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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