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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630204/a-low-molecular-weight-alginate-oligosaccharide-disrupts-pseudomonal-microcolony-formation-and-enhances-antibiotic-effectiveness
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Manon F Pritchard, Lydia C Powell, Alison A Jack, Kate Powell, Konrad Beck, Hannah Florance, Julian Forton, Philip D Rye, Arne Dessen, Katja E Hill, David W Thomas
In chronic respiratory disease the formation of dense, 3-dimensional 'micro colonies' by Pseudomonas aeruginosa within the airway plays an important role in contributing to resistance to treatment. An in vitro biofilm model of pseudomonal microcolony formation using artificial sputum (AS) medium was established to study the effects of low molecular weight alginate oligomers (OligoG CF-5/20) on pseudomonal growth, microcolony formation and the efficacy of colistin. The studies employed clinical cystic fibrosis (CF) isolates (n=3) and reference non-mucoid and mucoid multi-drug resistant (MDR) CF isolates (n=7)...
June 19, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629872/sevoflurane-relieves-lung-function-deterioration-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Adam L Balogh, Ferenc Peták, Gergely H Fodor, Roberta Sudy, Barna Babik
OBJECTIVE: To investigate sevoflurane's potential to alleviate the detrimental pulmonary changes after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). DESIGN: Prospective, randomized clinical investigation. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred ninety patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery. INTERVENTIONS: Ninety-nine patients under intravenous anesthesia were administered 1 minimal alveolar concentration of sevoflurane for 5 minutes after being weaned from CPB (group SEV); intravenous anesthesia was maintained in the other 91 patients (group CTRL)...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629359/forced-expiration-measurements-in-mouse-models-of-obstructive-and-restrictive-lung-diseases
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Fien C Devos, André Maaske, Annette Robichaud, Lore Pollaris, Sven Seys, Carolina Aznar Lopez, Erik Verbeken, Matthias Tenbusch, Rik Lories, Benoit Nemery, Peter Hm Hoet, Jeroen Aj Vanoirbeek
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary function measurements are important when studying respiratory disease models. Both resistance and compliance have been used to assess lung function in mice. Yet, it is not always clear how these parameters relate to forced expiration (FE)-related parameters, most commonly used in humans. We aimed to characterize FE measurements in four well-established mouse models of lung diseases. METHOD: Detailed respiratory mechanics and FE measurements were assessed concurrently in Balb/c mice, using the forced oscillation and negative pressure-driven forced expiration techniques, respectively...
June 19, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628665/a-chromosome-5q31-1-locus-associates-with-tuberculin-skin-test-reactivity-in-hiv-positive-individuals-from-tuberculosis-hyper-endemic-regions-in-east-africa
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Rafal S Sobota, Catherine M Stein, Nuri Kodaman, Isaac Maro, Wendy Wieland-Alter, Robert P Igo, Albert Magohe, LaShaunda L Malone, Keith Chervenak, Noemi B Hall, Mecky Matee, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Moses Joloba, Jason H Moore, William K Scott, Timothy Lahey, W Henry Boom, C Fordham von Reyn, Scott M Williams, Giorgio Sirugo
One in three people has been infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), and the risk for MTB infection in HIV-infected individuals is even higher. We hypothesized that HIV-positive individuals living in tuberculosis-endemic regions who do not get infected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis are genetically resistant. Using an "experiment of nature" design that proved successful in our previous work, we performed a genome-wide association study of tuberculin skin test positivity using 469 HIV-positive patients from prospective study cohorts of tuberculosis from Tanzania and Uganda to identify genetic loci associated with MTB infection in the context of HIV-infection...
June 19, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620058/intermittent-hypercapnic-hypoxia-during-sleep-does-not-induce-ventilatory-long-term-facilitation-in-healthy-males
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Naomi Louise Deacon, Doug R McEvoy, Daniel L Stadler, Peter G Catcheside
Intermittent hypoxia induced ventilatory neuroplasticity is likely important in obstructive sleep apnea pathophysiology. Although concomitant CO2 levels and arousal state critically influence neuroplastic effects of intermittent hypoxia, no studies have investigated intermittent hypercapnic hypoxia effects during sleep in humans. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate if intermittent hypercapnic hypoxia during sleep induces neuroplasticity (ventilatory long-term facilitation and increased chemoreflex responsiveness) in humans...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618745/effects-of-a-closed-system-suction-connector-on-airway-resistance-in-ventilated-neonates
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Sezin Ünal, Ebru Ergenekon, Ebru Kazanci, Selma Aktaş, Ferit Kulali, İbrahim Murat Hirfanoğlu, Canan Türkyilmaz, Yıldız Atalay
BACKGROUND/AIM: Increased airway resistance reduces the effectiveness of ventilation treatment. Endotracheal tubes (ETTs) and connectors contribute to resistance. However, the effect of a closed system suction (CSS) connector is not well known. We compared the in vivo resistance occurring with a CSS connector with that of the standard connector. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was conducted at Gazi University Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615315/hyperresponsiveness-relating-the-intact-airway-to-the-whole-lung
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Kenneth R Lutchen, Peter D Paré, Chun Y Seow
We relate changes of the airway wall to the response of the intact airway and the whole lung. We address how mechanical conditions and specific structural changes for an airway contribute to hyperresponsiveness resistant to deep inspiration. This review conveys that the origins of hyperresponsiveness do not devolve into an abnormality at single structural level but require examination of the complex interplay of all the parts.
July 2017: Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607933/optimal-branching-structure-of-fluidic-networks-with-permeable-walls
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Vinicius R Pepe, Luiz A O Rocha, Antonio F Miguel
Biological and engineering studies of Hess-Murray's law are focused on assemblies of tubes with impermeable walls. Blood vessels and airways have permeable walls to allow the exchange of fluid and other dissolved substances with tissues. Should Hess-Murray's law hold for bifurcating systems in which the walls of the vessels are permeable to fluid? This paper investigates the fluid flow in a porous-walled T-shaped assembly of vessels. Fluid flow in this branching flow structure is studied numerically to predict the configuration that provides greater access to the flow...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607760/effects-of-expiratory-muscle-strength-training-on-maximal-respiratory-pressure-and-swallow-related-quality-of-life-in-individuals-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Erin Pearson Silverman, Sarah Miller, Yi Zhang, Bari Hoffman-Ruddy, James Yeager, Janis J Daly
BACKGROUND: Weakening and dyscoordination of expiratory muscles in multiple sclerosis (MS) can impair respiratory and swallow function. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper is to test a novel expiratory muscle strength training (EMST) device on expiratory pressure, swallow function, and swallow-related quality-of-life (SWAL-QOL) in individuals with MS. METHODS: Participants with MS were randomized to a five-week breathing practice of either positive pressure load (EMST) or near-zero pressure (sham)...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis Journal—Experimental, Translational and Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606589/regulatory-effects-of-interleukin-il-15-on-allergen-induced-airway-obstruction
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Sathisha Upparahalli Venkateshaiah, Xiang Zhu, Priya Rajavelu, Rituraj Niranjan, Murli Manohar, Alok K Verma, Joseph A Lasky, Anil Mishra
BACKGROUND: Airway obstruction is a physiologic feature of asthma and IL-15 may have an important role in the pathogenesis of asthma. OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that regulation of IL-15 is critical for the preservation of allergen-induced airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR), airway resistance and compliance in response to methacholine. METHODS: Airway inflammation, AHR, resistance and compliance were assessed in IL-15- gene deficient mice and IL-15 overexpressing mice in an allergen-induced murine model of asthma...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600561/the-moda2-phasevarion-of-nontypeable-haemophilus-influenzae-regulates-resistance-to-oxidative-stress-and-killing-by-human-neutrophils
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Kenneth L Brockman, M Taylor Branstool, John M Atack, Frank Robledo-Avila, Santiago Partida-Sanchez, Michael P Jennings, Lauren O Bakaletz
Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHI) is the causative agent of multiple respiratory tract infections. Several human pathogens, including NTHI, possess a novel genetic system, termed the phasevarion, which mediates a rapid and reversible change in the expression of many genes throughout the chromosome. This occurs by phase variation of a single gene (modA) that encodes a DNA methyltransferase and results in two phenotypically distinct subpopulations, ON and OFF. NTHI encounters many pressures within the various microenvironments of its human host as the disease course evolves from one of asymptomatic nasopharyngeal carriage to overt disease...
June 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598919/cardiorespiratory-alterations-following-acute-normovolemic-hemodilution-in-a-pediatric-and-an-adult-porcine-model-a-prospective-interventional-study
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Gergely Albu, Cédric Sottas, Mirko Dolci, Magali Walesa, Ferenc Peták, Walid Habre
BACKGROUND: Acute normovolemic hemodilution (ANH) is considered as a blood-sparing intervention during the perioperative management. We aimed at comparing the cardiopulmonary consequences of ANH between adult pigs and weaned piglets to establish the effects of lowering hematocrit in these age groups, and thereby testing the hypothesis that difference in the age-related physiological behavior will be reflected in the cardiorespiratory changes following ANH. METHODS: ANH was achieved in anesthetized, mechanically ventilated adult minipigs and 5-week-old weaned piglets by stepwise blood withdrawal (10 mL/kg) with crystalloids replacement...
June 8, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598679/hypoxia-modulates-epithelial-permeability-via-regulation-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-airway-epithelia
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Hyun-Ah Song, Yoo-Suk Kim, Hyung-Ju Cho, Soo In Kim, Min Jung Kang, Ji Hyun Kim, Hyun Jin Min, Ju-Wan Kang, Joo-Heon Yoon, Chang-Hoon Kim
Hypoxia resulting from occlusion of the sinus ostium is known to be one of the major pathogenic mechanisms of sinusitis. Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) is a widely known transcriptional factor that induces the cellular response to hypoxic conditions and activates the transcription of several genes, such as erythropoietin and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). We hypothesized that induced permeability caused by hypoxia is a major pathophysiologic mechanism of upper airway disease such as sinusitis...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598479/organs-on-chips-with-integrated-electrodes-for-trans-epithelial-electrical-resistance-teer-measurements-of-human-epithelial-barrier-function
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Olivier Y F Henry, Remi Villenave, Michael J Cronce, William D Leineweber, Maximilian A Benz, Donald E Ingber
Trans-epithelial electrical resistance (TEER) is broadly used as an experimental readout and a quality control assay for measuring the integrity of epithelial monolayers cultured under static conditions in vitro, however, there is no standard methodology for its application to microfluidic organ-on-a-chip (organ chip) cultures. Here, we describe a new microfluidic organ chip design that contains embedded electrodes, and we demonstrate its utility for assessing formation and disruption of barrier function both within a human lung airway chip lined by a fully differentiated mucociliary human airway epithelium and in a human gut chip lined by intestinal epithelial cells...
June 9, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596273/novel-analysis-of-4dct-imaging-quantifies-progressive-increases-in-anatomic-dead-space-during-mechanical-ventilation-in-mice
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Elizabeth H Kim, Melissa Preissner, Richard Carnibella, Chaminda R Samarage, Ellen Bennett, Andreas Fouras, Graeme R Zosky, Heather Dale Jones
PURPOSE: Increased dead space is an important prognostic marker in early acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) that correlates with mortality. The cause of increased dead space in ARDS has largely been attributed to increased alveolar dead space due to ventilation/perfusion mismatching and shunt. We sought to determine if anatomic dead space also increases in response to mechanical ventilation. METHODS: Mice received intratracheal lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or saline and mechanical ventilation (MV)...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596012/effects-of-positive-airway-pressure-therapy-on-cardiovascular-and-metabolic-markers-in-males-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#16
A Feliciano, M J Oliveira, A Cysneiros, C Martinho, R P Reis, D Penque, P Pinto, C Bárbara
INTRODUCTION: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is associated with cardiovascular/metabolic complications. Some analytical parameters (homocysteine, glycemic and lipidic profiles) are recognized markers of these consequences. Limited data is available on the association of these markers and OSAS's severity/response to positive airway pressure therapy (PAP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this prospective study we analyzed polysomnographic and analytical data of male patients admitted to sleep laboratory...
June 5, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592157/correlation-between-nasal-epithelial-injury-and-in-vitro-cytotoxicity-using-a-series-of-small-molecule-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-1b-inhibitors-investigated-for-reversal-of-leptin-resistance-in-obesity
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Alan P Brown, Chandrassegar Saravanan, Patrick Devine, Maria Magnifico, Jiaping Gao, Valerie Beaulieu, Fupeng Ma, Kayo Yasoshima, David Barnes-Seeman, Ken Yamada
This research provides a cautionary example when evaluating changes in behavioral end points with respect to postulated pharmacologic activity. Various small molecule substrate mimetic protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) inhibitors were investigated as pharmacologic agents for decreasing food consumption using intranasal (IN) dosing as a means for direct nose-to-brain delivery along the olfactory/trigeminal nerve pathways. Although food consumption was decreased in diet-induced obese (DIO) mice, nasal discharge was observed...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587125/equine-welfare-during-exercise-an-evaluation-of-breathing-breathlessness-and-bridles
#18
REVIEW
David J Mellor, Ngaio J Beausoleil
Horses engaged in strenuous exercise display physiological responses that approach the upper functional limits of key organ systems, in particular their cardiorespiratory systems. Maximum athletic performance is therefore vulnerable to factors that diminish these functional capacities, and such impairment might also lead to horses experiencing unpleasant respiratory sensations, i.e., breathlessness. The aim of this review is to use existing literature on equine cardiorespiratory physiology and athletic performance to evaluate the potential for various types of breathlessness to occur in exercising horses...
May 26, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585516/salivary-sp-d-may-be-a-biomarker-reflecting-small-airway-inflammation-and-asthma-exacerbation
#19
S Okazaki, H Murai, S Kidoguchi, E Nomura, N Itoh, N Hashimoto, T Hamada, A Kawakita, M Yasutomi, Y Ohshima
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Background: Noninvasive and child-friendly biomarkers are important tools for understanding the various phenotypes of childhood asthma. Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the usefulness of salivary surfactant protein (SP)-D in assessing the pathophysiology of childhood asthma. METHODS: We measured salivary concentrations of SP-D and forced oscillation technique (FOT) indexes in 19 healthy controls and 21 asthmatic children...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584349/comparison-of-actual-and-ideal-body-weight-for-selection-of-appropriate-size-of-proseal%C3%A2-laryngeal-mask-airway-in-overweight-and-obese-patients-a-prospective-randomised-study
#20
Sohan Lal Solanki, Jeson R Doctor, Kamlesh K Shekhawat, Sheila Nainan Myatra, Malini Joshi, Jigeeshu V Divatia
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The ProSeal™ laryngeal mask airway (PLMA) has advantages of providing better cuff seal and the presence of a gastric drain tube. The manufacturer recommends actual body weight (ABW) for size selection. Pharyngeal area reduces with increase in body mass index (BMI); hence, in overweight patients, PLMA selected on ABW may not fit well. We hypothesised that the ideal body weight (IBW) would be more appropriate in size selection of PLMA. METHODS: This randomised, single-blind study included 124 patients of 20-60 years and American Society of Anesthesiologists Class I-II, with BMI >25...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
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