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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931049/the-c5a-c5ar1-axis-controls-the-development-of-experimental-allergic-asthma-independent-of-lysm-expressing-pulmonary-immune-cells
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Anna V Wiese, Fanny Ender, Katharina M Quell, Konstantina Antoniou, Tillman Vollbrandt, Peter König, Jörg Köhl, Yves Laumonnier
C5a regulates the development of maladaptive immune responses in allergic asthma mainly through the activation of C5a receptor 1 (C5aR1). Yet, the cell types and the mechanisms underlying this regulation are ill-defined. Recently, we described increased C5aR1 expression in lung tissue eosinophils but decreased expression in airway and pulmonary macrophages as well as in pulmonary CD11b+ conventional dendritic cells (cDCs) and monocyte-derived DCs (moDCs) during the allergic effector phase using a floxed green fluorescent protein (GFP)-C5aR1 knock-in mouse...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929236/-criteria-for-treating-mrsa-in-sputum
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REVIEW
J Lorenz, M Unnewehr, B Schaaf, S Gatermann
Methicillin-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are of particular significance for the management of patients with airway infections, since the disease course is often complicated and treatment rendered difficult by multiple resistance. Their prevalence is now slowly declining, but still alarmingly high. Hospital-acquired infections are predominant, but hospital-associated and community-acquired infections do occur, as do rare infections with livestock-acquired strains. Non-nosocomial strains are characterized by different pathogenic factors and a different spectrum of antibacterial resistance; they often have a threatening disease course...
September 19, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929056/clinico-pathological-profile-of-deep-neck-space-infection-a-prospective-study
#3
Rumpa Das, Gorakh Nath, Anupam Mishra
Deep neck space infections (DNI) has been a common and serious disease, involving several spaces created by planes of greater and lesser resistance between the fascial layers of the neck. Infection of deep neck space has been dangerous due to its potential ease of spread from one space to other space, associated sepsis and upper airway obstruction. This prospective study was done in 45 patients of DNI over a period of 1 year. Patients with age of 1 month to 80 years of both the sexes were included. Patient's particular, clinical presentation and associated co-morbid conditions, physical examination, routine laboratory investigations and radiological investigations were analyzed...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928561/periprocedural-management-of-vein-of-galen-aneurysmal-malformation-patients-an-11-year-experience
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Ajay Prasad Hrishi, Karen Ruby Lionel
CONTEXT: The vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation (VGAM) is a rare arteriovenous malformation where a dilated median prosencephalic vein provides a low-resistance conduit for intracerebral blood flow resulting in high-output cardiac failure, severe pulmonary hypertension, with or without central nervous system symptoms secondary to hydrocephalus, in the neonatal and pediatric population. AIM: This study aims to analysis of the anesthetic management of this unique subset of patients with VGAM...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927491/effectiveness-of-intranasal-sodium-hyaluronate-in-mitigating-adverse-effects-of-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-therapy
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BACKGROUND: Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in moderate-to-severe cases of obstructive sleep apnea cancause nasal discomfort and other undesirable problems. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to test the effects of sodium hyaluronate on nasal problems that patients experienced in their daily lives, sleepiness, nasal resistance to airflow, nasal mucociliary clearance, changes in inflammatory markers, and compliance to CPAP in three groups of patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome on CPAP therapy...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926576/receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-and-world-trade-center-particulate-induced-lung-function-loss-a-case-cohort-study-and-murine-model-of-acute-particulate-exposure
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Erin J Caraher, Sophia Kwon, Syed H Haider, George Crowley, Audrey Lee, Minah Ebrahim, Liqun Zhang, Lung-Chi Chen, Terry Gordon, Mengling Liu, David J Prezant, Ann Marie Schmidt, Anna Nolan
World Trade Center-particulate matter(WTC-PM) exposure and metabolic-risk are associated with WTC-Lung Injury(WTC-LI). The receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) is most highly expressed in the lung, mediates metabolic risk, and single-nucleotide polymorphisms at the AGER-locus predict forced expiratory volume(FEV). Our objectives were to test the hypotheses that RAGE is a biomarker of WTC-LI in the FDNY-cohort and that loss of RAGE in a murine model would protect against acute PM-induced lung disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925377/applied-upper-airway-resistance-instantly-affects-breath-components-a-unique-insight-into-pulmonary-medicine
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Pritam Sukul, Jochen Schubert, Svend Kamysek, Phillip Trefz, Wolfram Miekisch
Respiratory parameters such as flow or rate have complex effects onto exhalation of volatile substances and can hamper clinical interpretation of breath biomarkers. We investigated effects of progressively applied upper-airway resistances onto exhalation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in healthy humans. We performed real-time mass-spectrometric determination of breath volatiles in 50 subjects with parallel non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring, breath-resolved spirometry and capnometry during controlled tidal breathing (12 breaths/min)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922566/streptococcus-pneumoniae-and-chronic-endobronchial-infections-in-childhood
#8
Kim M Hare, Amanda J Leach, Heidi C Smith-Vaughan, Anne B Chang, Keith Grimwood
Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is the main cause of bacterial pneumonia worldwide and has been studied extensively in this context. However, its role in chronic endobronchial infections and accompanying lower airway neutrophilic infiltration has received little attention. Severe and recurrent pneumonia are risk factors for chronic suppurative lung disease (CSLD) and bronchiectasis; the latter causes considerable morbidity and, in some populations, premature death in children and adults. Protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB) is another chronic endobronchial infection associated with substantial morbidity...
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922249/impact-of-septoplasty-on-eustachian-tube-functions
#9
Metin Yüksel Akyildiz, Ömer Afşin Özmen, Uygar Levent Demir, Fikret Kasapoğlu, Hamdi Hakan Coşkun, Oğuz Ibrahim Basut, Deniz Siğirli
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of nasal septum deviation (NSD) and septoplasty on eustachian tube (ET) functions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was designed as a prospective controlled study and conducted in a tertiary referral center. A study group of 25 patients who were scheduled for septoplasty for NSD; and a control group of 25 healthy individuals having no ear or nose symptoms were formed. Tympanometric analysis of ET function, subjective and objective analysis of nasal functions with acoustic rhinometry and rhinomanometry were performed...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921034/does-nasal-congestion-have-a-role-in-decreased-resistance-to-regular-cpap-usage
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Ayşe İriz, Mehmet Düzlü, Oğuz Köktürk, Yusuf Kemal Kemaloğlu, Fakih Cihat Eravcı, Mehmet Ekrem Zorlu, Recep Karamert
Nasal obstruction is known to cause resistance to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). In this paper, short- and long-term nasal congestion in OSAS patients receiving CPAP treatment were evaluated with acoustic rhinometry (AR). A total of 36 patients with moderate-to-severe OSAS, diagnosed with polysomnography were included in the study. Ten healthy subjects without OSAS constituted the control group. Pre-treatment nasal patency were measured with AR in all participants...
September 18, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920047/the-effects-of-endotracheal-tube-and-i-gel%C3%A2-supraglottic-airway-device-on-respiratory-impedance-a-prospective-observational-study
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Shoko Nakano, Junko Nakahira, Yosuke Kuzukawa, Toshiyuki Sawai, Toshiaki Minami
BACKGROUND: The forced oscillation technique (FOT) is a non-invasive means of measuring respiratory resistance and reactance. We tested our hypothesis that endotracheal intubation would cause more substantial preoperative increases in FOT parameters than a supraglottic airway device (SGD). METHODS: Forty patients requiring general anesthesia and mechanical ventilation for transurethral bladder tumor resection underwent spirometry the day before surgery. Forced oscillation was measured using a MostGraph-01 device the day before surgery and immediately after removal of the airway adjunct...
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903517/association-of-vancomycin-trough-concentration-with-response-to-treatment-for-acute-pulmonary-exacerbation-of-cystic-fibrosis
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Nicholas M Fusco, Richard Francisconi, Calvin J Meaney, Desiree Duman, Carla A Frederick, William A Prescott
Background: Our goal was to determine the relationship between serum vancomycin trough concentrations (VTCs) and changes in pulmonary function among individuals with an acute pulmonary exacerbation (APE) of cystic fibrosis (CF). Methods: We included subjects who were ≥6 years of age, were hospitalized for an APE of CF between May 1, 2012, and April 30, 2014, were administered vancomycin for ≥48 hours, and had a history of airway infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901030/treating-osa-current-and-emerging-therapies-beyond-cpap
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REVIEW
Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Fernanda R Almeida, Patrick J Strollo
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the standard treatment for moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). However, adherence to CPAP is limited and non-CPAP therapies are frequently explored. Oral appliance (OA) therapy is currently widely used for the treatment of snoring, mild, moderate and severe OSA. The most commonly used and studied OA consists of a maxillary and mandibular splint which hold the lower jaw forward during sleep. The efficacy of OA is inferior to CPAP; however, the effectiveness as measured by sleepiness, quality of life, endothelial function and blood pressure is similar likely due to higher acceptance and subjective adherence...
September 12, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899517/metabolic-biomarkers-in-community-obese-children-effect-of%C3%A2-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-its-treatment
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María Luz Alonso-Álvarez, Joaquin Terán-Santos, Mónica Gonzalez Martinez, José Aurelio Cordero-Guevara, María José Jurado-Luque, Jaime Corral-Peñafiel, Joaquin Duran-Cantolla, Estrella Ordax Carbajo, Fernando MasaJimenez, Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, David Gozal
OBJECTIVE: Obesity and obstructive sleep apnea in children have been associated with metabolic morbidities. The present study aimed to evaluate the presence of metabolic alterations among obese children recruited from the community, with and without obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), and the impact of treatment of OSAS on metabolic profiles. METHODS: A cross-sectional, prospective, multicenter study of Spanish children aged 3-14 years with a body mass index (BMI) ≥95th percentile for age and sex were randomly selected in the first phase...
September 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899468/-pathogen-distribution-and-bacterial-resistance-in-children-with-severe-community-acquired-pneumonia
#15
Yun-Yun Lu, Rong Luo, Zhou Fu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the distribution of pathogens and bacterial resistance in children with severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). METHODS: A total of 522 children with severe CAP who were hospitalized in 2016 were enrolled as study subjects. According to their age, they were divided into infant group (402 infants aged 28 days to 1 year), young children group (73 children aged 1 to 3 years), preschool children group (35 children aged 3 to 6 years), and school-aged children group (12 children aged ≥6 years)...
September 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894286/intermittent-hypoxia-induced-insulin-resistance-is-associated-with-alterations-in-white-fat-distribution
#16
Laureline Poulain, Hervé Mathieu, Amandine Thomas, Anne-Laure Borel, Chantal Remy, Patrick Levy, Claire Arnaud, Maurice Dematteis
Sleep apnea syndrome is characterized by repetitive upper airway collapses during night leading to intermittent hypoxia (IH). The latter is responsible for metabolic disturbances that rely, at least in part, on abdominal white fat inflammation. Besides qualitative alterations, we hypothesized that IH could also modify body fat distribution, a key factor for metabolic complications. C57BL6 mice exposed to IH (21-5% FiO2, 60 s cycle, 8 h/day) or air for 6 weeks were investigated for topographic fat alterations (whole-body MRI)...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890402/lung-responses-in-murine-models-of-experimental-asthma-value-of-house-dust-mite-over-ovalbumin-sensitization
#17
Camille Doras, Ferenc Petak, Sam Bayat, Aurélie Baudat, Christophe Von Garnier, Philippe Eigenmann, Walid Habre
Ovalbumin (OVA) sensitization has limitations in modelling asthma. Thus, we examined the value of allergic sensitization using a purified natural allergen, house dust mite (HDM), over the sensitization performed with OVA. Mice were sham-treated, or sensitized with OVA- or HDM with identical chronology. Airway resistance, tissue damping and elastance were assessed under control conditions and after challenging the animals with methacholine (MCh) and the specific allergen. Inflammatory profile of the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid was characterized and lung histology was performed...
September 8, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888626/prevalence-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-mannheimia-haemolytica-pasteurella-multocida-and-histophilus-somni-isolated-from-the-lower-respiratory-tract-of-healthy-feedlot-cattle-and-those-diagnosed-with-bovine-respiratory-disease
#18
Edouard Timsit, Jennyka Hallewell, Calvin Booker, Nicolas Tison, Samat Amat, Trevor W Alexander
Current information on prevalence and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) of bacterial respiratory pathogens is crucial to guide antimicrobial choice for control and treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD). The objectives were to describe the prevalence of three BRD-associated bacteria (Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, and Histophilus somni) in the lower airways of feedlot cattle, and to analyze AMR in these bacteria. Cattle with (n=210) and without (n=107) BRD were sampled by trans-tracheal aspiration at four feedlots (Nov...
September 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887201/reactive-oxygen-therapy-a-novel-antimicrobial
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REVIEW
Matthew Dryden
The main solution to the global antibiotic resistance crisis is reducing the volume of antibiotic use in medicine, agriculture and the environment. However there is also a pressing need for novel antimicrobials. Despite much rhetoric, there are few entirely novel agents in development. One such therapy to reach clinical use is an agent using Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), oxygen radicals, as an antimicrobial mechanism. ROS can be delivered to the site of infection in various formats. ROS is highly antimicrobial against Gram positive and negative bacteria, viruses and fungi...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882728/enhanced-efficacy-of-the-engineered-antimicrobial-peptide-wlbu2-via-direct-airway-delivery-in-a-murine-model-of-p-aeruginosa-pneumonia
#20
Chen Chen, Berthony Deslouches, Ronald C Montelaro, Y Peter Di
OBJECTIVES: P. aeruginosa is a common cause of pneumonia in cystic fibrosis patients with the property to generate multidrug resistance against clinically used antibiotics. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are a diverse group of effector molecules of the innate immunity that protect the host against pathogens. However, the lack of activity in common biological matrices has hampered efforts towards clinical development. In this study, we evaluated the therapeutic potential of engineered antimicrobial peptide WLBU2 via direct airway delivery in a murine model of P...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
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