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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776610/comparative-evaluation-of-immune-responses-of-swine-in-prrs-stable-and-unstable-herds
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Michele Drigo, Enrico Giacomini, Massimiliano Lazzaro, Daniela Pasotto, Dania Bilato, Jessica Ruggeri, Maria Beatrice Boniotti, Giovani Loris Alborali, Massimo Amadori
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is an elusive model of host/virus relationship in which disease is determined by virus pathogenicity, pig breed susceptibility and phenotype, microbial infectious pressure and environmental conditions. Successful disease control in PRRS-endemic Countries corresponds to "stability", i.e. a condition with no clinical signs of PRRS in the breeding-herd population and no viremia in weaning-age pigs. The aim of this work was to compare the profile and time-course of humoral and cell-mediated immunity in stable and unstable herds, respectively...
June 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773292/health-related-quality-of-life-measurement-in-patients-with-chronic-respiratory-failure
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REVIEW
Toru Oga, Wolfram Windisch, Tomohiro Handa, Toyohiro Hirai, Kazuo Chin
The improvement of health-related quality of life (HRQL) is an important goal in managing patients with chronic respiratory failure (CRF) receiving long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) and/or domiciliary noninvasive ventilation (NIV). Two condition-specific HRQL questionnaires have been developed to specifically assess these patients: the Maugeri Respiratory Failure Questionnaire (MRF) and the Severe Respiratory Insufficiency Questionnaire (SRI). The MRF is more advantageous in its ease of completion; conversely, the SRI measures diversified health impairments more multi-dimensionally and discriminatively with greater balance, especially in patients receiving NIV...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773210/cognitive-and-behavioral-effects-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-in-children-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Thiago da Silva Gusmão Cardoso, Sabine Pompéia, Mônica Carolina Miranda
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) is a common respiratory sleep disorder in children that is believed to adversely affect both quality of life and cognition. The purpose of the present systematic review was to obtain evidence of the impact of OSA on children's cognitive/behavioral abilities from primary studies published in MEDLINE/PubMed, LILACS, SciELO, ISI Web of Science, and PsycINFO databases from 2002 to 2016. Of the 649 articles found, only 34 met the eligibility criteria: studies that evaluated cognition, behavior, and/or academic achievement of children meeting clinical criteria for OSA to compare their data to those of healthy controls or normative data, provided that the samples did not present conditions that might affect cognition/behavior irrespective of OSA...
June 2018: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772761/high-concentrations-of-sodium-chloride-improve-microbicidal-activity-of-ibuprofen-against-common-cystic-fibrosis-pathogens
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Adrián J Muñoz, Roxana V Alasino, Ariel G Garro, Valeria Heredia, Néstor H García, David C Cremonezzi, Dante M Beltramo
Ibuprofen (IBU-H), a widely used anti-inflammatory, also shows a marked antimicrobial effect against several bacterial species, including those involved in cystic fibrosis such as Pseudomona aeruginosa , methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Burkholderia cepacia complex. Additionally, our results show significant synergy between water soluble Na-ibuprofen (IBU-Na) and ionic strength. Salt concentrations above 0.5 M modify the zeta potential promoting the action of Na-IBU; thus, with 1 M sodium chloride, IBU-Na is ten times more efficient than in the absence of ionic strength, and the minimum effective contact time is reduced from hours to minutes...
May 17, 2018: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772569/evaluation-of-inhaled-procaterol-for-potential-assist-use-in-patients-with-stable-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Norio Kodaka, Toru Yamagishi, Kayo Watanabe, Kumiko Kishimoto, Chihiro Nakano, Takeshi Oshio, Kumiko Niitsuma, Nagashige Shimada, Hiroto Matsuse
OBJECTIVES: International guidelines recommend the use of long-acting bronchodilators for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the usefulness of short-acting bronchodilator assist use for stable COPD remains uncertain. The purpose of the present study was to objectively demonstrate the effects of assist use of procaterol, a short-acting -agonist, on the respiratory mechanics of stable COPD patients treated with a long-acting bronchodilator using forced oscillation technique (FOT) and conventional spirometry...
May 17, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772071/to-test-or-not-to-test-the-value-of-toxicology-in-a-delayed-overdose-death
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Erin E Walsh, Elisa N Shoff, Mary Elizabeth Zaney, George W Hime, Fintan Garavan, Diane M Boland
A case demonstrating the necessity of thorough death investigation processes where toxicology plays an active role is presented. A 33-year-old white man presented to the emergency room in respiratory distress after an overdose episode where he was revived on the scene by fire rescue. His condition continued to deteriorate and he expired 6 days after the initial incident. No admission specimens were available for testing; however, there were specimens drawn 4 and 5 days after the incident. Drug paraphernalia from the scene was obtained by the laboratory through collaboration with local law enforcement...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771945/comparison-of-incidence-and-cost-of-influenza-between-healthy-and-high-risk-children-60-months-old-in-thailand-2011-2015
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Wanitchaya Kittikraisak, Piyarat Suntarattiwong, Wiboon Kanjanapattanakul, Darunee Ditsungnoen, Chonticha Klungthong, Kim A Lindblade, Stefan Fernandez, Fatimah S Dawood, Tawee Chotpitayasunondh, Sonja J Olsen
INTRODUCTION: Thailand recommends influenza vaccination for children aged 6 months to <36 months, but investment in vaccine purchase is limited. To inform policy decision with respect to influenza disease burden and associated cost in young children and to support the continued inclusion of children as the recommended group for influenza vaccination, we conducted a prospective cohort study of children in Bangkok hospital to estimate and compare influenza incidence and cost between healthy and high-risk children...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771772/nasogastric-tube-syndrome-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Gyanaranjan Nayak, Ramandeep S Virk, Manvi Singh, Meenu Singh
BACKGROUND: Nasogastric tubes have been used in the pediatric age group to supplement nutrition in cases of malignancy and failure to thrive due to a variety of causes. Breathing difficulty may occur after the insertion of a nasogastric tube and it can have multiple causes. Here we discuss 2 patients of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who developed a rare condition called the Sofferman syndrome (nasogastric tube syndrome). We will also briefly outline a diagnostic algorithm to facilitate its fast and correct diagnosis...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771730/vagal-mediation-of-low-frequency-heart-rate-variability-during-slow-yogic-breathing
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Bryan W Kromenacker, Anna A Sanova, Frank I Marcus, John J B Allen, Richard D Lane
OBJECTIVE: Changes in heart rate variability (HRV) associated with breathing (respiratory sinus arrhythmia [RSA]) are known to be parasympathetically (vagally) mediated when the breathing rate is within the typical frequency range (9-24 breaths/min; high frequency HRV). Slow yogic breathing occurs at rates below this range and increases low frequency HRV power, which may additionally reflect a significant sympathetic component. Yogic breathing techniques are hypothesized to confer health benefits by increasing cardiac vagal control, but increases in low frequency HRV power cannot unambiguously distinguish sympathetic from parasympathetic contributions...
May 16, 2018: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771390/children-learning-about-second-hand-smoke-class-ii-a-pilot-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Kamran Siddiqi, Rumana Huque, Mona Kanaan, Farid Ahmed, Tarana Ferdous, Sarwat Shah, Cath Jackson, Steve Parrott, Jasjit S Ahluwalia, Aziz Sheikh
Introduction: Children exposed to second-hand smoke (SHS) are at increased risk of respiratory illnesses. We piloted a Smoke Free Intervention (SFI) and trial methods before investigating its effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in primary school children. Methods: In a pilot cluster randomised controlled-trial in Bangladesh, primary schools were allocated to usual education (control) or SFI, using minimisation. Year-5 children were recruited. Masking treatment allocation was not possible...
May 16, 2018: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770587/an-unusual-case-of-pulmonary-hamartoma-with-predominant-bronchial-mucous-glands-in-the-peripheral-lung
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Rin Yamada, Akiko Tonooka, Shin-Ichiro Horiguchi, Toru Motoi, Horio Hirotoshi, Tsunekazu Hishima
Pulmonary hamartoma (PH) is the most common benign lung tumor, comprising various amounts of mescenchymal components with entrapped epithelial components. We describe an unusual case of PH in the left lower lung lobe of a 60-year-old female. The tumor was 9 × 9 mm in size, light brown, weakly glistening, and microscopically found to be composed of well-developed epithelial and mesenchymal components without atypia. Both components were intermingled but without apparent transition. Epithelial components were occupied by predominant bronchial mucous glands...
May 16, 2018: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769256/early-use-of-antibiotics-for-at-risk-children-with-influenza-archie-protocol-for-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Kay Wang, Tricia Carver, Sharon Tonner, Malcolm G Semple, Alastair D Hay, Michael Moore, Paul Little, Christopher Butler, Andrew Farmer, Rafael Perera, Ly-Mee Yu, Susan Mallett, Jane Wolstenholme, Anthony Harnden
INTRODUCTION: Influenza and influenza-like illness (ILI) create considerable burden on healthcare resources each winter. Children with pre-existing conditions such as asthma, diabetes mellitus and cerebral palsy are among those at greatest risk of clinical deterioration from influenza/ILI. The Antibiotics for at Risk CHildren with InfluEnza (ARCHIE) trial aims to determine whether early oral treatment with the antibiotic co-amoxiclav reduces the likelihood of reconsultation due to clinical deterioration in these 'at risk' children...
May 16, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769017/a-cross-sectional-investigation-of-the-health-needs-of-asylum-seekers-in-a-refugee-clinic-in-germany
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Laura F Goodman, Guy W Jensen, Joseph M Galante, Diana L Farmer, Stephanie Taché
BACKGROUND: Over one million asylum seekers were registered in Germany in 2016, most from Syria and Afghanistan. The Refugee Convention guarantees access to healthcare, however delivery mechanisms remain heterogeneous. There is an urgent need for more data describing the health conditions of asylum seekers to guide best practices for healthcare delivery. In this study, we describe the state of health of asylum seekers presenting to a multi-specialty primary care refugee clinic. METHODS: Demographic and medical diagnosis data were extracted from the electronic medical records of patients seen at the ambulatory refugee clinic in Dresden, Germany between 15 September 2015 and 31 December 2016...
May 16, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768937/cotton-rat-model-for-testing-vaccines-and-antivirals-against-respiratory-syncytial-virus
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M S Boukhvalova, K C Yim, Jcg Blanco
Respiratory syncytial virus is the leading cause of pneumonia and bronchiolitis in infants and is a serious health risk for elderly and immunocompromised individuals. No vaccine has yet been approved to prevent respiratory syncytial virus infection and the only available treatment is immunoprophylaxis of severe respiratory syncytial virus disease in high-risk infants with Palivizumab (Synagis® ). The development of respiratory syncytial virus vaccine has been hampered by the phenomenon of enhanced respiratory syncytial virus disease observed during trials of a formalin-inactivated respiratory syncytial virus in 1960s...
January 2018: Antiviral Chemistry & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768339/foreign-body-aspiration-as-a-cause-of-cryptogenic-hemoptysis-in-a-child-a-case-report
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Li Qiu, Yiheng Zan, Lin Zhong, Hanmin Liu, Qingfen Tao, Lina Chen
RATIONALE: Hemoptysis is rare but potentially life-threatening condition in children. The most common cause of pediatric hemoptysis is lower respiratory tract infections. Sometimes foreign body aspiration may result in hemoptysis too. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 4-year old girl suffered from recurrent cryptogenic hemoptysis for almost 2 years. DIAGNOSES: The wheatear was finally found to be the underlying cause. INTERVENTIONS: The girl received multiple bronchoscopy...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768293/seasonality-of-common-pediatric-infectious-diseases
#16
Susan C Lipsett, Michael C Monuteaux, Andrew M Fine
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Traditional sources cite seasonal patterns for common infectious diseases, often based on microbiologic data, but little is known about cyclical trends in clinically diagnosed infectious conditions in the emergency department (ED). We leveraged the publicly available Nationwide Emergency Department Sample database to measure the seasonality of the most common pediatric infectious diseases diagnosed in US EDs. METHODS: We searched the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample database to identify infectious diagnoses comprising at least 1% of all diagnosis codes ascribed to patients 21 years and younger in US EDs from 2009 to 2013...
May 15, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768258/multiple-actions-of-rotenone-an-inhibitor-of-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-on-ionic-currents-and-miniature-end-plate-potential-in-mouse-hippocampal-mhippoe-14-neurons
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Chin-Wei Huang, Kao-Min Lin, Te-Yu Hung, Yao-Chung Chuang, Sheng-Nan Wu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Rotenone (Rot) is known to suppress the activity of complex I in the mitochondrial chain reaction; however, whether this compound has effects on ion currents in neurons remains largely unexplored. METHODS: With the aid of patch-clamp technology and simulation modeling, the effects of Rot on membrane ion currents present in mHippoE-14 cells were investigated. RESULTS: Addition of Rot produced an inhibitory action on the peak amplitude of INa with an IC50 value of 39...
May 11, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767829/homeopathy-in-the-age-of-antimicrobial-resistance-is-it-a-viable-treatment-for-upper-respiratory-tract-infections
#18
Alison Fixsen
BACKGROUND:  Acute upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) and their complications are the most frequent cause of antibiotic prescribing in primary care. With multi-resistant organisms proliferating, appropriate alternative treatments to these conditions are urgently required. Homeopathy presents one solution; however, there are many methods of homeopathic prescribing. This review of the literature considers firstly whether homeopathy offers a viable alternative therapeutic solution for acute URTIs and their complications, and secondly how such homeopathic intervention might take place...
May 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767563/integrative-physiology-of-pneumonia
#19
Lee J Quinton, Allan J Walkey, Joseph P Mizgerd
Pneumonia is a type of acute lower respiratory infection that is common and severe. The outcome of lower respiratory infection is determined by the degrees to which immunity is protective and inflammation is damaging. Intercellular and interorgan signaling networks coordinate these actions to fight infection and protect the tissue. Cells residing in the lung initiate and steer these responses, with additional immunity effectors recruited from the bloodstream. Responses of extrapulmonary tissues, including the liver, bone marrow, and others, are essential to resistance and resilience...
July 1, 2018: Physiological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766733/-hemophagocytic-lymfohistiocytosis-in-adults-review-and-case-report
#20
Jiří Šrámek, Thomas Karvunidis, Daniel Lysák, Martin Harazim, Michal Karas, Pavel Jindra
Hemophagocytic lymfohistiocytosis (HLH) is rare, life-threatening condition, characterized by excessive activation of immune system with subsequent proinflammatory state resulting in multiorgan failure. Most frequently, it appears in infancy as a primary disorder caused by mutation of immune-regulatory genes. Increasingly, HLH is being diagnosed as a secondary - adult - form, which occurs as a result of aberrant immune response. Viral or bacterial systemic infections, malignancy with a predominance of lymphoproliferative disorders and autoimmune diseases are the most common triggers...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
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