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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341820/il-23-gene-and-protein-expression-in-childhood-asthma
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Soheila Alyasin, Reza Amin, Ali Fazel, Mohammad Hossein Karimi, Seyed Hesamedin Nabavizadeh, Hossein Esmaeilzadeh, Maryam Babaei
BACKGROUND: Asthma is the chronic inflammation of airways characterized by eosinophilic infiltration, mucus overproduction, airway hyper-responsiveness and airway remodeling. These changes are induced mostly by cytokines which are produced by T helper (Th) 2 cells. Recently, the role of interleukin-23 (IL-23) in the pathogenesis of adult allergic asthma has been studied. OBJECTIVE: To explore IL-23 serum levels and its expression in persistent asthma compared with healthy children younger than five years old...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341697/risk-factors-for-persistence-of-lower-respiratory-symptoms-among-community-members-exposed-to-the-2001-world-trade-center-terrorist-attacks
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Hannah T Jordan, Stephen M Friedman, Joan Reibman, Roberta M Goldring, Sara A Miller Archie, Felix Ortega, Howard Alper, Yongzhao Shao, Carey B Maslow, James E Cone, Mark R Farfel, Kenneth I Berger
OBJECTIVES: We studied the course of lower respiratory symptoms (LRS; cough, wheeze or dyspnoea) among community members exposed to the 9/11/2001 World Trade Center (WTC) attacks during a period of 12-13 years following the attacks, and evaluated risk factors for LRS persistence, including peripheral airway dysfunction and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHODS: Non-smoking adult participants in a case-control study of post-9/11-onset LRS (exam 1, 2008-2010) were recruited for follow-up (exam 2, 2013-2014)...
March 24, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340865/association-of-systemic-inflammation-adiposity-and-metabolic-dysregulation-with-asthma-burden-among-hispanic-adults
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Deepa Rastogi, Molly Jung, Garrett Strizich, Pamela A Shaw, Sonia M Davis, Oana L Klein, Frank J Penedo, Andrew L Ries, Martha L Daviglus, Juan J Moreiras, Matthias A Salathe, Juan C Celedón, Carmen R Isasi, Robert C Kaplan
RATIONALE: Obesity-related asthma is associated with higher disease burden than normal-weight asthma among Hispanics. Adiposity, metabolic dysregulation, and inflammation are all implicated in pathogenesis of obesity-related asthma, but their independent contributions are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To examine the independent contributions of body fat distribution, metabolic abnormalities and inflammation on asthma symptoms and pulmonary function among Hispanics...
April 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338550/respiratory-system-function-in-patients-after-minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-replacement-surgery-a-case-control-study
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Jarosław Stoliński, Robert Musiał, Dariusz Plicner, Janusz Andres
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to comparatively analyze respiratory system function after minimally invasive, through right minithoracotomy aortic valve replacement (RT-AVR) to conventional AVR. METHODS: Analysis of 201 patients scheduled for RT-AVR and 316 for AVR between January 2010 and November 2013. Complications of the respiratory system and pulmonary functional status are presented. RESULTS: Complications of the respiratory system occurred in 16...
March 23, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338381/a-novel-method-to-compute-breathing-volumes-via-motion-capture-systems-design-and-experimental-trials
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Carlo Massaroni, Eugenio Cassetta, Sergio Silvestri
Respiratory assessment can be carried out by using motion capture systems. A geometrical model is mandatory in order to compute the breathing volume as a function of time from the markers trajectories. This study describes a novel model to compute volume changes and calculate respiratory parameters by using a motion capture system. The novel method, i.e. prism-based method, computes the volume enclosed within the chest by defining 82 prisms from the 89 markers attached to the subject chest. Volumes computed with this method are compared to spirometry volumes and to volumes computed by a conventional method based on the tetrahedrons decomposition of the chest wall and integrated in a commercial motion capture system...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332939/pediatric-asthma-hospitalizations-among-urban-minority-children-and-the-continuity-of-primary-care
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Levon H Utidjian, Alexander G Fiks, A Russell Localio, Lihai Song, Mark J Ramos, Ron Keren, Louis M Bell, Robert W Grundmeier
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of ambulatory health care processes on asthma hospitalizations. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study using electronic health records was completed. Patients aged 2-18 years receiving health care from 1 of 5 urban practices between Jan 1, 2004 and Dec 31, 2008 with asthma documented on their problem list were included. Independent variables were modifiable health care processes in the primary care setting: (1) use of asthma controller medications; (2) regular assessment of asthma symptoms; (3) use of spirometry; (4) provision of individualized asthma care plans; (5) timely influenza vaccination; (6) access to primary healthcare; and (7) use of pay for performance physician incentives...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332337/profiles-of-physical-function-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behavior-and-their-associations-with-mental-health-in-residents-of-assisted-living-facilities
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Saengryeol Park, Cecilie Thøgersen-Ntoumani, Nikos Ntoumanis, Andreas Stenling, Sally A M Fenton, Jet J C S Veldhuijzen van Zanten
BACKGROUND: The current study used latent profile analyses to identify classes of older participants based on physical health, physical function, light physical activity, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, and sedentary behavior, and then examined differences in mental health between these classes. METHODS: Eighty-five residents (M = 77.5 years old, SD = 8.2) from assisted living facilities participated. Light physical activity, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, and sedentary behavior were assessed by accelerometers, physical function was measured using different tasks (mobility, grip strength, and spirometry), and body mass index was calculated...
March 2017: Applied Psychology. Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330472/impaired-lung-function-is-associated-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-independently-of-metabolic-syndrome-features-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-chinese
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Li Qin, Weiwei Zhang, Zhen Yang, Yixin Niu, Xiaoyong Li, Shuai Lu, Yin Xing, Ning Lin, Hongmei Zhang, Guang Ning, Jiangao Fan, Qing Su
BACKGROUND: Associations between lung function and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) have been reported. However, evidence from large-scale populations about the relationship is scarce. The objective of the study was to evaluate the relationship between lung function and NAFLD in middle-aged and elderly Chinese. METHODS: A total of 1842 participants aged 40 years or older were recruited from Chongming District, Shanghai, China. Lung function, evaluated by forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) was measured with standard spirometry...
March 22, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326181/undiagnosed-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-patients-admitted-to-an-acute-assessment-unit
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Karin D Eikhof, Kristine R Olsen, N C H Wrengler, Carl Nielsen, Uffe Boedtger, Ingrid L Titlestad, Ulla M Weinreich
Introduction: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is very prevalent worldwide, yet underdiagnosed. Aim: This study investigates feasibility of performing spirometry in patients in need of acute hospital admission as well as the prevalence of undiagnosed COPD in the same cohort. Methods: During a two-week period, all patients admitted to three large acute assessment units were evaluated. Patients ≥ 18 years, able to perform spirometry, with no surgery to the thorax or abdomen within the last weeks and no known COPD was included...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321336/guideline-based-early-detection-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-eight-danish-municipalities-the-top-kom-study
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Ulla Borup Hemmingsen, Margit Stycke, Jens Dollerup, Peter Bo Poulsen
Background. Early detection of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and prevention of disease progression are important. Only 40% of COPD cases are diagnosed in Denmark. Recommendations for early case finding have been established. This study investigates early detection of pulmonary obstruction in a Danish municipality setting. Methods. Eight municipalities participated. Citizens fulfilling national case finding recommendations, age ≥35 years, smokers/ex-smokers/relevant occupational exposure, and at least one respiratory symptom, were invited to spirometry...
2017: Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319189/lung-function-parameters-improve-prediction-of-vo2peak-in-an-elderly-population-the-generation-100-study
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Erlend Hassel, Dorthe Stensvold, Thomas Halvorsen, Ulrik Wisløff, Arnulf Langhammer, Sigurd Steinshamn
Peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) is an indicator of cardiovascular health and a useful tool for risk stratification. Direct measurement of VO2peak is resource-demanding and may be contraindicated. There exist several non-exercise models to estimate VO2peak that utilize easily obtainable health parameters, but none of them includes lung function measures or hemoglobin concentrations. We aimed to test whether addition of these parameters could improve prediction of VO2peak compared to an established model that includes age, waist circumference, self-reported physical activity and resting heart rate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316928/double-aortic-arch-diagnosed-in-a-44-year-old-woman-with-recurring-respiratory-infections
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Ana Fenández-Tena, Cristina Martínez-González
Complete vascular rings are originated because of the persistence of the fourth aortic arches, which surround the trachea and esophagus partially or completely, compressing them. The most common type of complete vascular ring is the double aortic arch. Symptoms usually appear in the first months of life, and are provoked by esophageal and tracheal compression. The diagnosis is usually made through the chest X-ray and the esophagogram in patients with dysphagia. We present a case in which the diagnosis of a double aortic arch was made in adulthood, suspected through a spirometry test and a chest X-ray...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306591/ventilation-with-high-versus-low-peep-levels-during-general-anaesthesia-for-open-abdominal-surgery-does-not-affect-postoperative-spirometry-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Tanja A Treschan, Maximilian Schaefer, Johann Kemper, Bea Bastin, Peter Kienbaum, Benedikt Pannen, Sabrine N Hemmes, Marcelo G de Abreu, Paolo Pelosi, Marcus J Schultz
BACKGROUND: Invasive mechanical ventilation during general anaesthesia for surgery typically causes atelectasis and impairs postoperative lung function. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the effect of intraoperative ventilation with high positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and recruitment manoeuvres (RMs) on postoperative spirometry. DESIGN: This was a preplanned, single-centre substudy of an international multicentre randomised controlled trial, the PROVHILO trial...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306355/alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency-disease-management-and-learning-from-studies
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Timm Greulich
Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is one of the most frequent genetic causes of liver and lung diseases. Despite its known association with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), AATD is largely unrecognised and underdiagnosed. Cases of AATD exist within every COPD or spirometry population but must be actively investigated. AATD is a laboratory diagnosis that must be confirmed by a blood test. A number of clinical 'clues' can raise suspicion of AATD, potentially facilitating earlier diagnosis and initiation of appropriate treatment...
March 15, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302218/-investigation-of-lung-cancer-patients-complicated-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-thoracic-surgical-department
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Rongbao Zhang, Xingyu Tan, Qing Chen, Jingan Wei, Jun Gai, Yan Wang, Ziyi Yang, Jing Li, Liyu Zhu, Zhongxian Huang, Quanying He
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is an important complication of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and even significantly affects the prognosis of patients with COPD. COPD also affects the postoperative complications and recurrence in patients with lung cancer. This study aims to investigate lung cancer patients complicated with COPD in thoracic surgical department. METHODS: All medical records of lung cancer patients discharged from the Department of Thoracic Surgery of People's Hospital, Peking University during January 2015 and December 2015 were reviewed, including gender, age, tobacco smoke history, harmful occupational exposure, clinic symptom, chest computed tomography (CT) scanning, postoperative pathology result report, discharged diagnosis and spirometry [All patients underwent pulmonary function test are received bronchial dilation test if the based predicted value of forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) <70%]...
March 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302109/interaction-of-cd14-haplotypes-and-soluble-cd14-on-pulmonary-function-in-agricultural-workers
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Tricia D LeVan, Lynette M Smith, Art J Heires, Ted R Mikuls, Jane L Meza, Lisa A Weissenburger-Moser, Debra J Romberger
BACKGROUND: Agricultural environments are contaminated with organic dusts containing bacterial components. Chronic inhalation of organic dusts is implicated in respiratory diseases. CD14 is a critical receptor for gram-negative lipopolysaccharide; however, its association with respiratory disease among agricultural workers is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine if serum soluble CD14 (sCD14) levels are associated with lung function among agricultural workers and if this association is modified by genetic variants in CD14...
March 16, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300572/the-potential-role-of-aspiration-in-the-asthmatic-airway
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Eoin B Hunt, Chris Ward, Stephen Power, Ashley Sullivan, Jeffrey Pearson, Susan Lapthorne, Paul M O'Byrne, Joseph Eustace, Barry J Plant, Michael M Maher, John MacSharry, Desmond M Murphy
BACKGROUND: Many asthmatics remain sub-optimally controlled despite current treatments. Reasons include comorbidities that could aggravate asthma, including gastro-esophageal reflux (GER). We aimed to investigate whether aspiration occurs in asthmatic patients and if so does it correlate with asthma control. METHODS: Patients had ACQ-7, FeNO, and spirometry performed to characterize their level of asthma control. Barium swallow with provocation was performed to assess for predisposition to aspiration...
March 11, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300524/predicting-pulmonary-function-from-phone-sensors
#18
Qian Cheng, Joshua Juen, Shashi Bellam, Nicholas Fulara, Deanna Close, Jonathan C Silverstein, Bruce Schatz
INTRODUCTION: Smartphones are ubiquitous, but it is unknown what physiological functions can be monitored at clinical quality. Pulmonary function is a standard measure of health status for cardiopulmonary patients. We have shown phone sensors can accurately measure walking patterns. Here we show that improved classification models can accurately predict pulmonary function, with sole inputs being motion sensors from carried phones. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Twenty-five cardiopulmonary patients performed 6-minute walk tests in pulmonary rehabilitation at a regional hospital...
March 16, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298399/growth-differentiation-factor-15-is-a-predictor-of-important-disease-outcomes-in-patients-with-copd
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Gunnar R Husebø, Rune Grønseth, Lorena Lerner, Jeno Gyuris, Jon A Hardie, Per S Bakke, Tomas M Eagan
Increased levels of growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF15) are associated with cachexia, cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality. The role of GDF15 in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is unknown.The study included 413 patients with COPD from the Bergen COPD Cohort Study. All patients had a forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) <80% predicted, a FEV1 to forced vital capacity (FVC) ratio <0.7 and a history of smoking. Spirometry, fat free mass index, blood gases and plasma GDF15 were measured at baseline...
March 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298389/screening-for-copd-the-gap-between-logic-and-evidence
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REVIEW
Alan Kaplan, Mike Thomas
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common disease leading to further morbidity and significant mortality. The first step for any condition is to make the appropriate diagnosis, and spirometry barriers abound in practice around the world. It is tempting to undertake mass screening on all smokers to detect COPD. While this would pick up cases of COPD, results of studies of its effect on COPD end-points such as exacerbations, hospitalisations and mortality are disappointing. As such, aggressive case finding of COPD by screening for symptoms that patients may not themselves perceive is very important in primary care, with subsequent spirometry defining the diagnosis...
January 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
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