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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336814/airway-smooth-muscle-dysfunction-in-pompe-gaa-mice
#1
Allison M Keeler, Donghai Liu, Marina Zieger, Lang Xiong, Jeffrey Salemi, Karl Bellve, Barry J Byrne, David D Fuller, Ronghua ZhuGe, Mai K ElMallah
Pompe disease is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by a deficiency of acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA) - an enzyme responsible for hydrolyzing lysosomal glycogen. Deficiency of GAA leads to systemic glycogen accumulation in the lysosomes of skeletal muscle, motor neurons and smooth muscle. Skeletal muscle and motor neuron pathology are known to contribute to respiratory insufficiency in Pompe disease, but the role of airway pathology has not been evaluated. Here we propose that GAA enzyme deficiency disrupts the function of the trachea and bronchi, and this lower airway pathology contributes to respiratory insufficiency in Pompe disease...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331381/retrospective-nonrandomized-controlled-study-on-autoadjusting-dual-pressure-positive-airway-pressure-therapy-for-a-consecutive-series-of-complex-insomnia-disorder-patients
#2
Barry Krakow, Natalia D McIver, Victor A Ulibarri, Michael R Nadorff
PURPOSE: Emerging evidence shows that positive airway pressure (PAP) treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) in chronic insomnia patients (proposed "complex insomnia" disorder) leads to substantial decreases in insomnia severity. Although continuous PAP (CPAP) is the pressure mode most widely researched, intolerance to fixed pressurized air is rarely investigated or described in comorbidity patients. This retrospective study examined dual pressure, autoadjusting PAP modes in chronic, complex insomnia disorder patients...
2017: Nature and Science of Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329706/exposure-to-bacterial-cpg-dna-protects-from-airway-allergic-inflammation-by-expanding-regulatory-lung-interstitial-macrophages
#3
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/28328157/lack-of-small-colony-variants-of-staphylococcus-aureus-from-lower-respiratory-tract-specimens
#4
Rosemary Carzino, Emily Hart, Philip Sutton, Louise King, Sarath Ranganathan
BACKGROUND: Small-colony variants (SCVs) of Staphylococcus aureus are associated with worse lung disease in children with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), exhibit a higher resistance to antibiotics and co-colonize more commonly with Pseudomonas aeruginosa compared to the normal phenotype. The prevalence of SCVs in lower airway specimens from children with CF is largely unknown. METHODS: Each visible morphotype of S. aureus was subcultured onto horse blood agar (HBA) to enable identification of SCVs...
March 22, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324596/blood-pressure-and-metabolic-changes-after-3-month-cpap-therapy-in-a-very-elderly-obese-with-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Francesco Spannella, Federico Giulietti, Chiara Di Pentima, Francesca Elena Lombardi, Elisabetta Borioni, Riccardo Sarzani
Age is one of the main risk factor for the presence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This syndrome is associated with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment and metabolic abnormalities, such as type 2 diabetes. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) represents the gold standard therapy, but its benefit is still to be determined in very elderly. We report the blood pressure and metabolic changes in a very elderly obese with severe OSA after 3-month CPAP therapy. We have evaluated a very elderly obese male affected by severe symptomatic OSA, poor controlled nocturnal hypertension and insulin resistance...
March 21, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323904/pyrrolidine-dithiocarbamate-administered-during-ex-vivo-lung-perfusion-promotes-rehabilitation-of-injured-donor-rat-lungs-obtained-after-prolonged-warm-ischemia
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Cyril Francioli, Xingyu Wang, Roumen Parapanov, Etienne Abdelnour, Jérôme Lugrin, Fabrizio Gronchi, Jean Perentes, Philippe Eckert, Hans-Beat Ris, Lise Piquilloud, Thorsten Krueger, Lucas Liaudet
Damaged lung grafts obtained after circulatory death (DCD lungs) and warm ischemia may be at high risk of reperfusion injury after transplantation. Such lungs could be pharmacologically reconditioned using ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP). Since acute inflammation related to the activation of nuclear factor kappaB (NF-κB) is instrumental in lung reperfusion injury, we hypothesized that DCD lungs might be treated during EVLP by pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC), an inhibitor of NF-κB. Rat lungs exposed to 1h warm ischemia and 2 h cold ischemia were subjected to EVLP during 4h, in absence (CTRL group, N = 6) or in presence of PDTC (2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303104/mathematical-modeling-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-colonization-invasive-infection-and-treatment
#7
Elisa Domínguez-Hüttinger, Neville J Boon, Thomas B Clarke, Reiko J Tanaka
Streptococcus pneumoniae (Sp) is a commensal bacterium that normally resides on the upper airway epithelium without causing infection. However, factors such as co-infection with influenza virus can impair the complex Sp-host interactions and the subsequent development of many life-threatening infectious and inflammatory diseases, including pneumonia, meningitis or even sepsis. With the increased threat of Sp infection due to the emergence of new antibiotic resistant Sp strains, there is an urgent need for better treatment strategies that effectively prevent progression of disease triggered by Sp infection, minimizing the use of antibiotics...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300726/a-computational-comparison-of-the-multiple-breath-washout-and-forced-oscillation-technique-as-markers-of-bronchoconstriction
#8
Brody H Foy, David Kay
Many types of lung disease lead to constriction of airways within the conducting zone, causing increases in airway resistance and ventilation heterogeneity (VH). The multiple-breath washout (MBW) and forced oscillation technique (FOT) are two clinical measures of small airway bronchoconstriction. Within this study computational modelling of the MBW and FOT was applied to the analysis of thousands of bronchoconstriction scenarios in the conducting zone of the lungs. The simulations show that MBW indices primarily respond to the severity of constriction, while FOT indices may be able to distinguish between constrictions at differing airway depths...
March 12, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299285/a-genetic-screen-reveals-novel-targets-to-render-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-sensitive-to-lysozyme-and-cell-wall-targeting-antibiotics
#9
Kang-Mu Lee, Keehoon Lee, Junhyeok Go, In Ho Park, Jeon-Soo Shin, Jae Young Choi, Hyun Jik Kim, Sang Sun Yoon
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is capable of establishing airway infections. Human airway mucus contains a large amount of lysozyme, which hydrolyzes bacterial cell walls. P. aeruginosa, however, is known to be resistant to lysozyme. Here, we performed a genetic screen using a mutant library of PAO1, a prototype P. aeruginosa strain, and identified two mutants (ΔbamB and ΔfabY) that exhibited decrease in survival after lysozyme treatment. The bamB and fabY genes encode an outer membrane assembly protein and a fatty acid synthesis enzyme, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297812/-the-regulative-effects-of-aspergillus-fumigatus-on-expression-of-glucocorticoid-receptor-in-asthmatic-rats
#10
X Zhou, Y J Dang, G F Wang, X Q Jin
Objective: To study the regulative effects of Aspergillus fumigatus (A.fumigatus) on expression of glucocorticoid receptor (GCR) in asthmatic rats. Methods: Wistar rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: a normal control group (UC), a normal control with A. fumigatus group (UC+ AF), an OVA group (OVA), and an OVA with A. fumigatus group (OVA+ AF). OVA and OVA+ AF groups were sensitized and challenged with OVA to establish asthmatic models. UC and UC+ AF groups were given normal saline as controls. After the last challenge, OVA+ AF and UC+ AF groups were given A...
March 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295526/pharmacological-treatments-in-asthma-affected-horses-a-pair-wise-and-network-meta-analysis
#11
L Calzetta, P Roncada, D di Cave, L Bonizzi, A Urbani, E Pistocchini, P Rogliani, M G Matera
BACKGROUND: Equine asthma is a disease characterised by reversible airflow obstruction, bronchial hyperresponsiveness and airway inflammation following exposure of susceptible horses to specific airborne agents. Although clinical remission can be achieved in a low-airborne dust environment, repeated exacerbations may lead to irreversible airway remodelling. The available data on the pharmacotherapy of equine asthma results from several small studies, and no head-to-head clinical trials have been conducted among the available medications...
March 10, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294957/regional-ventilation-redistribution-measured-by-electrical-impedance-tomography-during-spontaneous-breathing-trial-with-automatic-tube-compensation
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Yeong-Long Hsu, Ai-Jia Tien, Mei-Yun Chang, Hao-Tai Chang, Knut Moeller, Inez Frerichs, Zhanqi Zhao
Automatic tube compensation (ATC) was developed to overcome the flow resistance of endotracheal tube and decrease the imposed work of breathing. Although ATC is used as an evidence-based strategy to predict successful weaning from assisted ventilation, the changes in regional ventilation distribution induced by this technique are not known. We hypothesized that continuous positive airway pressure plus ATC (CPAP+100%ATC) could reactivate the respiratory muscles in patients with prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) more effectively than volume assist-control mandatory ventilation (ACMV)...
March 15, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293493/technique-to-improve-tracheostomy-speaking-valve-tolerance-after-head-and-neck-free-flap-reconstruction
#13
John T Stranix, Keri M Danziger, Veturia L Dumbrava, Ginger Mars, David L Hirsch, Jamie P Levine
Increased upper airway resistance from postoperative changes after major head and neck surgery may cause elevated transtracheal pressures and result in tracheostomy speaking valve intolerance. This may be particularly true among patients with baseline pulmonary disease. We describe a patient recovering from oral cancer resection and flap reconstruction who demonstrated prolonged ventilator dependence and tracheostomy speaking valve intolerance with abnormal tracheal manometry. We attempted to improve speaking valve tolerance through the adaptation of a valve modification intended to reduce transtracheal pressures...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292973/evaluation-of-functional-characteristics-of-4-oscillatory-positive-pressure-devices-in-a-simulated-cystic-fibrosis-model
#14
Hillary Van Fleet, Diane K Dunn, Neil L McNinch, Teresa A Volsko
BACKGROUND: Oscillatory positive expiratory pressure (OPEP) is an airway clearance therapy that delivers positive pressure and air-flow oscillations during exhalation. This study described functional characteristic differences of 4 OPEP devices during an active exhalation in a simulated model. We hypothesized peak pressure (Ppeak), positive expiratory pressure (PEP), oscillatory frequency (f), and pressure amplitude will differ, depending upon the device used, device resistance setting, and time (repeated consecutive active exhalations through the device)...
March 14, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292706/effect-of-airflow-and-material-models-on-tissue-displacement-for-surgical-planning-of-pharyngeal-airways-in-pediatric-down-syndrome-patients
#15
Dhananjay Radhakrishnan Subramaniam, Goutham Mylavarapu, Robert J Fleck, Raouf S Amin, Sally R Shott, Ephraim J Gutmark
Pharyngeal narrowing in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) results from flow-induced displacement of soft tissue. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of airflow parameters and material model on soft tissue displacement for planning surgical treatment in pediatric patients with OSA and Down syndrome (DS). Anatomically accurate, three-dimensional geometries of the pharynx and supporting tissue were reconstructed for one pediatric OSA patient with DS using magnetic resonance images. Six millimeters of adenoid tissue was virtually removed based on recommendations from the surgeon, to replicate the actual adenoidectomy...
March 8, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282951/interactions-between-neutrophils-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-cystic-fibrosis
#16
REVIEW
Balázs Rada
Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects 70,000 patients worldwide. Morbidity and mortality in CF is largely caused by lung complications due to the triad of impaired mucociliary clearance, microbial infections and chronic inflammation. Cystic fibrosis airway inflammation is mediated by robust infiltration of polymorphonuclear neutrophil granulocytes (PMNs, neutrophils). Neutrophils are not capable of clearing lung infections and contribute to tissue damage by releasing their dangerous cargo. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen causing infections in immunocompromised individuals...
March 9, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282577/therapeutic-efficacy-of-a-co-blockade-of-il-13-and-il-25-on-airway-inflammation-and-remodeling-in-a-mouse-model-of-asthma
#17
Fang-Qi Zhang, Xin-Peng Han, Fang Zhang, Xuan Ma, Dong Xiang, Xue-Min Yang, Hai-Feng Ou-Yang, Zhikui Li
Repeated airway inflammation and unremitting remodeling provoke irreversible pulmonary dysfunction and resistance to current drugs in patients with chronic bronchial asthma. Interleukin (IL)-13 and IL-25 play an important role in airway inflammation and remodeling in asthma. We aimed to investigate whether co-inhibiting IL-13 and IL-25 can effectively down-regulate allergen-induced airway inflammation and remodeling in mice. Mice with asthma induced by chronic exposure to ovalbumin (OVA) were given soluble IL-13 receptor α2 (sIL-13R) or soluble IL-25 receptor (sIL-25R) protein alone and in combination to neutralize the bioactivity of IL-13 and IL-25, and relevant airway inflammation and remodeling experiments were performed...
March 7, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278356/computational-fluid-dynamics-and-trigeminal-sensory-examinations-of-empty-nose-syndrome-patients
#18
Chengyu Li, Alexander A Farag, James Leach, Bhakthi Deshpande, Adam Jacobowitz, Kanghyun Kim, Bradley A Otto, Kai Zhao
OBJECTIVE: The precise pathogenesis of empty nose syndrome (ENS) remains unclear. Various factors such as nasal aerodynamics and sensorineural dysfunction have been suspected, although evidence is limited. This study reported the first examination of both nasal aerodynamics and trigeminal sensory factors in actual ENS patients. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case control. METHODS: We enrolled six patients diagnosed with ENS. Three patients had pre- and post-inferior turbinate (IT) reduction computed tomography scans, which allowed comparison of their nasal aerodynamics changes through computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulation...
March 9, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278341/association-of-oral-antireflux-medication-with-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-and-nasal-resistance
#19
Elif Dagli, Alper Yüksel, Mesut Kaya, Kadriye Serife Ugur, Fatma Cansel Turkay
Importance: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is thought to be a potential exacerbating factor in upper airway diseases. Objective: To describe the effect of pharmacologic therapy of laryngopharyngeal reflux on nasal resistance. Design, Setting, and Participants: Prospective observational study performed between August 30, 2014, and October 1, 2015, at a tertiary care academic center including 50 patients with Reflux Symptom Index higher than 13 and Reflux Finding Score higher than 7 and 50 controls with no history of LPR and nasal disease...
March 9, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275474/effects-of-leukotriene-d4-nasal-challenge-on-bronchial-responsiveness-and-inflammation-in-asthmatic-patients-with-allergic-rhinitis
#20
Zheng Zhu, Yanqing Xie, Weijie Guan, Yi Gao, Rongquan Huang, Shu Xia, Wenhua Jian, Zhiyu Liang, Jinping Zheng
BACKGROUND: In asthmatic patients with allergic rhinitis (AR), increased cysteinyl leukotrienes (CysLTs) production in the secretion of nasal mucosa has been associated with greater bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) after nasal allergen challenge. However, the role of CysLTs in eliciting BHR after nasal allergen challenge has not been evaluated. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of LTD4 nasal challenge on BHR and inflammation in asthmatic patients with AR. METHODS: In this self-controlled study, fifteen eligible consecutively recruited subjects underwent methacholine (Mch) bronchial provocation test before and 30 minutes after LTD4 nasal provocation test...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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