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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157471/case-reports-on-integrated-management-of-tubercular-disease
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Kusum S Chand, Priya Kapoor
BACKGROUND: Host immunity plays an important role in prevention of disease as is evident by the increased incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) in immuno-compromised population of HIV infected, diabetes inflicted, immune-suppressant therapy and elderly people. Rising incidence of antibiotic resistance has led to resurgence of TB of epidemic proportions. Integrated treatment with add on homeopathy in addition to anti-tuberculosis treatment (ATT) appears to improve outcome in TB. The intervention has been integrated treatment with homeopathy regime, which is using a patient specific, disease specific and supportive medicine simultaneously, all individualized for the patient and the disease...
November 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155600/recommended-reading-from-boston-university-school-of-medicine-pulmonary-and-critical-care-medicine-fellows
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Eric D Abston, Stephanie M Hon, Andrew Berical, Christine L Reardon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155375/armi-tackles-regenerative-medicine-a-new-initiative-is-bringing-industrial-scale-engineering-approaches-to-the-biomedical-world
#3
David L Chandler
Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a rare and potentially life-threatening disorder. But when prominent entrepreneur Martine Rothblatt (Figure 1), founder of Sirius radio, learned in the 1990s that her daughter had been diagnosed with this little-known condition and given only three months to live, she refused to accept that grim prognosis. Instead, Rothblatt transformed her life.
November 2017: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152261/copd-management-as-a-model-for-all-chronic-respiratory-conditions-report-of-the-4-th-consensus-conference-in-respiratory-medicine
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Stefano Nardini, Fernando De Benedetto, Claudio M Sanguinetti, Salvatore Bellofiore, Stefano Carlone, Salvatore Privitera, Luciano Sagliocca, Emmanuele Tupputi, Claudio Baccarani, Gennaro Caiffa, Maria Consiglia Calabrese, Antonio Capuozzo, Salvatore Cauchi, Valentina Conio, Giuseppe Coratella, Franco Crismancich, Roberto W Dal Negro, Franco Dellarole, Maurizio Delucchi, Carlo Favaretti, Silvia Forte, Franca Matilde Gallo, Riccardo Giuliano, Marco Grandi, Antonino Grillo, Maria Rosaria Gualano, Enrico Guffanti, Salvatore Locicero, Francesco Paolo Lombardo, Marco Mantero, Roberto Marasso, Laura Martino, Michele Mastroberardino, Carlo Mereu, Roberto Messina, Margherita Neri, Bruno Franco Novelletto, Paolo Parente, Sergio Pasquinucci, Massimo Pistolesi, Mario Polverino, Agnese Posca, Luca Richeldi, Fernando Roccia, Ettore Saffi Giustini, Michelangelo Salemi, Salvatore Santacroce, Mario Schisano, Matteo Schisano, Eleonora Selvi, Andrea Silenzi, Patrizio Soverina, Claudio Taranto, Marta Ugolini, Piero Visaggi, Alessandro Zanasi
Background: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 40 million people each year. The management of chronic respiratory NCDs such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is particularly critical in Italy, where they are widespread and represent a heavy burden on healthcare resources. It is thus important to redefine the role and responsibility of respiratory specialists and their scientific societies, together with that of the whole healthcare system, in order to create a sustainable management of COPD, which could become a model for other chronic respiratory conditions...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151835/opuntia-humifusa-modulates-morphological-changes-characteristic-of-asthma-via-il-4-and-il-13-in-an-asthma-murine-model
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Soon-Young Lee, Chun-Sik Bae, Young-Hoon Choi, Nam-Sook Seo, Chang-Su Na, Jin-Cheol Yoo, Seung Sik Cho, Dae-Hun Park
Asthma is a chronic pulmonary disease that affects an estimated 235 million people worldwide, but asthma drugs have many adverse effects. Opuntia humifusa (eastern prickly pear) has been used as a food and traditional medicine worldwide; however, its anti-asthmatic effects have not been reported. We evaluated O. humifusa as a potential therapeutic or preventive component of anti-asthmatic drugs. We divided ovalbumin-sensitized mice into the following groups: normal control, asthma-induced control, dexamethasone-treated group (positive control), 50 mg/kg O...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151417/-effect-of-early-use-of-different-doses-of-enteral-nutrition-on-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure
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Jianting Gao, Qiuyan Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the impact of initial low-dose (trophic type) enteral nutrition (EN) support on mechanical ventilation (MV) time, the incidence of complications and survival rate in patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF). METHODS: A prospective study was conducted. Forty-four patients with ARF undergoing MV admitted to Department of Critical Care Medicine of Hangzhou Traditional Chinese Medical Hospital from September 2015 to February 2017 were enrolled, and they were divided into a trophic feeding group (n = 23, study group) and a standard-dose feeding group (n = 21, control group)...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151413/-effects-of-mechanical-ventilation-on-diaphragmatic-contractile-function-in-patients-with-aecopd
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Feifei Wang, Xiaoping Zhu, Changjing Zhang, Hui Zhu, Yu Feng, Yang Liu, Shaolin Ma
OBJECTIVE: To study diaphragmatic strength in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) during mechanical ventilation (MV), and to explore the predictive value of maximal transdiaphragm pressure (Pdi max) for successful extubation. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted. Twenty-one patients with AECOPD receiving MV admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Shanghai East Hospital of Tongji University of School Medicine from February 2015 to May 2017 were enrolled...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141136/systemic-mrna-delivery-to-the-lungs-by-functional-polyester-based-carriers
#8
Yunfeng Yan, Hu Xiong, Xinyi Zhang, Qiang Cheng, Daniel John Siegwart
Messenger RNA (mRNA) has recently come into focus as an emerging therapeutic class with great potential for protein replacement therapy, cancer immunotherapy, regenerative medicine, vaccines, and gene editing. However, the lack of effective and safe delivery methods impedes the broad application of mRNA-based therapeutics. Here, we report a robust approach to develop efficient polymeric delivery carriers for mRNA. Lead polyesters were identified by in vitro screening of a 480-member combinatorially modified poly(trimethylolpropane allyl ether-co-suberoyl chloride) library for the delivery of luciferase encoding mRNA (Luc mRNA) to IGROV1 cells...
November 15, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131347/critical-care-ultrasound-a-national-survey-across-specialties
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Jeffrey R Stowell, Ross Kessler, Resa E Lewiss, Igor Barjaktarevic, Bikash Bhattarai, Napatkamon Ayutyanont, John L Kendall
PURPOSE: Management of the critically ill patient requires rapid assessment and differentiation. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) improves diagnostic accuracy and guides resuscitation. This study sought to describe the use of critical care related POCUS amongst different specialties. METHODS: This study was conducted as an online 18-question survey. Survey questions queried respondent demographics, preferences for POCUS use, and barriers to implementation. RESULTS: 2735 recipients received and viewed the survey with 416 (15...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128035/bedside-identification-of-massive-pulmonary-embolism-with-point-of-care-transesophageal-echocardiography
#10
Tomislav Jelic, Melanie Baimel, Jordan Chenkin
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism can be difficult to diagnose, particularly in those who are hemodynamically unstable and cannot be imaged to confirm the diagnosis. Echocardiography can allow for rapid assessment of patients in shock, but requires adequate transthoracic windows to obtain clinically useful information. Emergency physician-performed transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) may be a useful tool when transthoracic echocardiography fails. CASE REPORT: An 86-year-old woman presented to the emergency department after a fall at home...
November 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119760/-tuberculosis-in-prato-tuscany-region-central-italy-in-the-period-2007-2014
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Irene Bellini, Sara Pugi, Carolina Degl'Innocenti, Annalisa Roselli, Davide Biagiotti, Luana Paliaga, Cristiana Berti, Vanna Margheri, Luigi Ricci, Antonino Nastasi
OBJECTIVES: a description of the epidemiology of tuberculosis in the province of Prato (Tuscany Region, Central Italy) during the period 2007-2014 and verify the latency time between the onset of symptoms and the start of therapy. DESIGN: descriptive, observational study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: tuberculosis cases were identified for the period 2007-2014 through an analysis of the notification files available at the Hygiene and Public Health Service of the Local Health Unit of Prato and through the Information System on Infectious Diseases database...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116901/use-of-ics-in-copd-from-blockbuster-medicine-to-precision-medicine
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Marco Contoli, Angelo G Corsico, Pierachille Santus, Fabiano Di Marco, Fulvio Braido, Paola Rogliani, Luigi Calzetta, Nicola Scichilone
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of mortality worldwide, whose burden is expected to increase in the next decades, because of numerous risk factors, including the aging of the population. COPD is both preventable and treatable by an effective management including risk factor reduction, prevention, assessment, and treatment of acute exacerbations and co-morbidities. The available agents approved for COPD treatment are long-acting or ultra-long-acting β2-agonists (LABAs) and long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) bronchodilators, as well as inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in combination with LABAs...
November 8, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113981/acupressure-for-respiratory-allergic-diseases-a-systematic-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Yaqun Liang, George Binh Lenon, Angela Wei Hong Yang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects and safety of acupressure for the management of respiratory allergic diseases by systematically reviewing randomised controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: A total of 13 electronic English and Chinese databases were searched until July 2017. Two authors extracted data and evaluated risk of bias independently. Review Manager V.5.3 was employed for data analysis. RESULTS: The literature search identified 186 papers, of which only four of met the inclusion criteria: two for allergic rhinitis (AR) and two for asthma...
November 7, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109556/management-of-mechanical-ventilation-in-patients-with-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Radovan Uvizl, Tomas Herkel, Katerina Langova, Petr Jakubec
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) in intensive care patients is a frequent reason for mechanical ventilation (MV). The management of MV and ventilator weaning vary, depending on the type of lung inflammation. This retrospective, observational study screened the data from all patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacky University Olomouc between 2011 and 2016...
November 2, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108759/clinical-practice-guidelines-or-personalized-medicine-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#15
Juan José Soler-Cataluña
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104873/ginsenoside-rg1-attenuates-cigarette-smoke-induced-pulmonary-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-via-inhibition-of-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad-pathway
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Sibin Guan, Weiguo Xu, Fengfeng Han, Wen Gu, Lin Song, Wenjing Ye, Qian Liu, Xuejun Guo
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process associated with airway remodeling in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which leads to progressive pulmonary destruction. Panax ginseng is a traditional herbal medicine that has been shown to improve pulmonary function and exercise capacity in patients with COPD. Ginsenoside Rg1 is one of the main active components and was shown to inhibit oxidative stress and inflammation. The present study investigated the hypothesis that ginsenoside Rg1 attenuates EMT in COPD rats induced by cigarette smoke (CS) and human bronchial epithelial (HBE) cells exposed to cigarette smoke extract (CSE)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099363/the-effects-of-oral-health-on-systemic-health
#17
Shawn F Kane
The oral cavity is the intersection of medicine and dentistry and the window into the general health of a patient. Hundreds of diseases and medications impact the oral cavity, and pathologic conditions in the mouth have a greater systemic impact than many providers appreciate. It is unclear whether there is true causality or just an association between periodontal disease and certain other systemic conditions, including atherosclerotic vascular disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes, pregnancy-related complications, osteoporosis, and kidney disease...
November 2017: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093435/recurrent-thrombosis-a-case-of-hereditary-thromboembolism
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Maria Concetta Giofrè, Francesca Napoli, Daniela La Rosa, Alessia Caruso, Natascia Laganà, Lucia Orlando Settembrini, Antonino Saitta, Antonio Giovanni Versace
BACKGROUND Thrombophilia is a predisposition to thrombosis. Genetic causes include antithrombin III, protein C, protein S, factor V Leiden, prothrombin 20210A allele, and MTHFR mutations. Other genetic factors causing thrombosis and pulmonary embolism have been identified in recent studies, including 4G/4G polymorphism of the PAI-1 gene. CASE REPORT A patient with a personal and family history of recurrent thrombosis and pulmonary embolism was admitted to our Internal Medicine Department. After the most common acquired risk factors for thromboembolism were ruled out, the patient and her family members underwent genetic diagnostic testing...
November 2, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091986/erratum
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The authors would like to correct the error in the publication of the original article with the inclusion of an additional author (Dr. Henrik Nielsen). The corrected detail is published with this erratum for your reading. Helene Moller Nielsen, MD1, Shakil Shakar, MD1, Ulla Weinreich, MD1, Mary Hansen, MD2, Rune Fisker, MD3, Henrik Nielsen, MD4, Thomas E. Baudendistel, MD5, Paul Aronowitz, MD6. 1Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark, 2Department of Pathology, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark, 3Department of Nuclear Medicine, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark, 4Department of Infectious Diseases, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark, 5Department of Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA, 6Department of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA...
November 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091859/vitexin-inhibits-inflammation-in-murine-ovalbumin-induced-allergic-asthma
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Cláudio Luís Venturini, Antonio Macho, Karuppusamy Arunachalam, Danielle Ayr Tavares de Almeida, Suellen Iara Guirra Rosa, Eduarda Pavan, Sikiru Olaitan Balogun, Amílcar Sabino Damazo, Domingos Tabajara de Oliveira Martins
Vitexin is an important component of various medicinal plants frequently used to treat asthma, such as Crataegus spp., Vitex spp., Passiflora spp., and Echinodorus spp. However, there is no information about the vitexin potential as anti-asthmatic. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the anti-hypersensitive activity of vitexin in a murine ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic asthma model. Mice were sensitized to OVA by i.p. injection on days 1st and 10th, followed by a daily challenge with OVA using a nebulizer, from days 19th to 24th...
October 25, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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