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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439091/abdominal-adiposity-intensifies-the-negative-effects-of-ambient-air-pollution-on-lung-function-in-korean-men
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H-J Kim, J-H Park, J-Y Min, K-B Min, Y-S Seo, J M Yun, H Kwon, J-I Kim, B Cho
BACKGROUND: Some studies have provided the possibility that adipose tissue may mediate air pollution-induced lung dysfunction. Studies using quantified fat mass data are needed to understand the biological mechanisms between adipocyte and air pollution in lung function. We aimed to investigate whether abdominal adiposity measured by computed tomography (CT) modifies the effects of air pollution on lung function in Korean men. METHODS: A total of 1876 men who visited one of two health checkup centers were recruited for this study...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438715/impact-of-physical-exercise-on-visceral-adipose-tissue-fatty-acid-profile-and-inflammation-in-response-to-a-high-fat-diet-regimen
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Sílvia Rocha-Rodrigues, Amaia Rodríguez, Inês O Gonçalves, Ana Moreira, Elisabete Maciel, Sónia Santos, Maria R Domingues, Gema Frühbeck, António Ascensão, José Magalhães
PURPOSE: Studies associate specific fatty-acids (FA) with the pathophysiology of inflammation. We aimed to analyze the impact of exercise on adipose tissue FA profile in response to a high-fat diet (HFD) and to ascertain whether these exercise-induced changes in specific FA have repercussions on obesity-related inflammation. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were assigned into sedentary, voluntary physical-activity (VPA) and endurance training (ET) groups fed a standard (S, 35kcal% fat) or high-fat (71kcal% fat) diets...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437264/magnesium-sulphate-improves-pulmonary-function-after-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Hye-Min Sohn, Sang-Hoon Jheon, Sunwoo Nam, Sang-Hwan Do
BACKGROUND: Reduced lung volumes are unavoidable after lung resection surgery. Magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) administration has been reported to reduce the requirement for neuromuscular blocking drugs and postoperative analgesics in surgical patients. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of MgSO4 on pulmonary function after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). DESIGN: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING: A university tertiary care centre...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435685/quantification-and-physiological-significance-of-the-rightward-shift-of-the-v-slope-during-incremental-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing
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Hirotaka Nishijima, Kazuo Kondo, Kazuya Yonezawa, Hiroki Hashimoto, Masayuki Sakurai
BACKGROUND: Ventilatory anaerobic threshold (VAT) is frequently used as a measure of exercise tolerance, with the V-slope method being the standard; however, this needs to be visually determined. Over the years, we have observed that the V-slope itself often appears to shift rightward before the appearance of the VAT (RtShift: rightward shift of V-slope). This phenomenon has long been known to occur during the first 1-2 min of steady-state exercise and disappears thereafter; it is attributed to CO2 storage, presumably in active muscle...
2017: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432747/whole-body-adipose-tissue-and-lean-muscle-volumes-and-their-distribution-across-gender-and-age-mr-derived-normative-values-in-a-normal-weight-swiss-population
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Erika J Ulbrich, Daniel Nanz, Olof Dahlqvist Leinhard, Magda Marcon, Michael A Fischer
PURPOSE: To determine age- and gender-dependent whole-body adipose tissue and muscle volumes in healthy Swiss volunteers in Dixon MRI in comparison with anthropometric and bioelectrical impedance (BIA) measurements. METHODS: Fat-water-separated whole-body 3 Tesla MRI of 80 healthy volunteers (ages 20 to 62 years) with a body mass index (BMI) of 17.5 to 26.2 kg/m(2) (10 men, 10 women per decade). Age and gender-dependent volumes of total adipose tissue (TAT), visceral adipose tissue (VAT), total abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue (ASAT) and total abdominal adipose tissue (TAAT), and the total lean muscle tissue (TLMT) normalized for body height were determined by semi-automatic segmentation, and correlated with anthropometric and BIA measurements as well as lifestyle parameters...
April 22, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428714/predictors-for-difficult-cecal-insertion-in-colonoscopy-the-impact-of-obesity-indices
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Soo Yun Moon, Byung Chang Kim, Dae Kyung Sohn, Kyung Su Han, Bun Kim, Chang Won Hong, Bum Joon Park, Kum Hei Ryu, Ji Hyung Nam
AIM: To identify the factors influencing cecal insertion time (CIT) and to evaluate the effect of obesity indices on CIT. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data for participants who received both colonoscopy and abdominal computed tomography (CT) from February 2008 to May 2008 as part of a comprehensive health screening program. Age, gender, obesity indices [body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip circumference ratio (WHR), waist circumference (WC), visceral adipose tissue (VAT) volume and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) volume on abdominal CT], history of prior abdominal surgery, constipation, experience of the colonoscopist, quality of bowel preparation, diverticulosis and time required to reach the cecum were analyzed...
April 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422186/high-fat-diet-induces-systemic-b-cell-repertoire-changes-associated-with-insulin-resistance
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T D Pham, M H Y Chng, K M Roskin, K J L Jackson, K D Nguyen, J Glanville, J-Y Lee, E G Engleman, S D Boyd
The development of obesity-associated insulin resistance is associated with B-lymphocyte accumulation in visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and is prevented by B-cell ablation. To characterize potentially pathogenic B-cell repertoires in this disorder, we performed high-throughput immunoglobulin (Ig) sequencing from multiple tissues of mice fed high-fat diet (HFD) and regular diet (RD). HFD significantly changed the biochemical properties of Ig heavy-chain complementarity-determining region-3 (CDRH3) sequences, selecting for IgA antibodies with shorter and more hydrophobic CDRH3 in multiple tissues...
April 19, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420164/the-angiogenesis-inhibitor-als-l1023-from-lemon-balm-leaves-attenuates-high-fat-diet-induced-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-through-regulating-the-visceral-adipose-tissue-function
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Jeongjun Kim, Haerim Lee, Jonghoon Lim, Jaeho Oh, Soon Shik Shin, Michung Yoon
Similar to neoplastic tissues, growth and development of adipose tissue are thought to be angiogenesis-dependent. Since visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is associated with development and progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), we hypothesized that angiogenesis inhibition would attenuate obesity-induced NAFLD. We fed C57BL/6J mice a low-fat diet (LFD, chow 10% kcal fat), a high-fat diet (HFD, 45% kcal fat) or HFD supplemented with the lemon-balm extract ALS-L1023 (HFD-ALS) for 15 weeks. ALS-L1023 reduced endothelial cell-tube formation in vitro...
April 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418364/-evolution-of-complex-treatment-of-patients-with-non-specific-pleural-empyema
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O O Yasnogorodsky, A M Shulutko, T P Pinchuk, E G Gandybina, A S Kachikin, F N Nasirov, A Yu Moiseev, S E Gryaznov
AIM: To analyze long-term own experience of NPE treatment in view of evolution of surgical sanitation of pleural cavity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The analysis included 5115 patients with NPE for the last 39 years (1977-2015). Morbidity, features of microflora of purulent exudate, changes in the structure of surgical methods were assessed. The role of computed tomography in the diagnostic algorithm and treatment of NPE was studied. RESULTS: The evolution of NPE surgical management includes introduction of video technologies, thermal surgical instruments and widespread use of computed tomography in the diagnosis of pleural empyema...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414698/the-feasibility-of-thoracoscopic-resection-in-bronchiectasis
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Volkan Baysungur, Talha Dogruyol, Ilhan Ocakcioglu, Aysun Misirlioglu, Serdar Evman, Serda Kanbur, Levent Alpay, Cagatay Tezel
INTRODUCTION: Minimally invasive surgery is the treatment of choice in early-stage lung cancer. However, experience in infectious lung disease, primarily bronchiectasis, is limited probably because of the presence of dense pleural adhesions, multiple lymph nodes, and spiral bronchial arteries. The present study shows our experience of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy and segmentectomy in the treatment of bronchiectasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent VATS lobectomy or segmentectomy in our clinic between April 2008 and 2015 were retrospectively evaluated...
April 14, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413911/recurrence-rate-after-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax
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Hanna H Dagnegård, Alice Rosén, Ulrik Sartipy, Per Bergman
OBJECTIVES: There is an on-going discussion regarding the recurrence rate after surgery for primary spontaneous pneumothorax by video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) or by thoracotomy access. This study aimed to describe the recurrence rate, and to identify a possible learning curve, following surgery for primary spontaneous pneumothorax by VATS. DESIGN: All patients who underwent surgery for primary spontaneous pneumothorax by VATS at Karolinska University Hospital 2004-2013 were reviewed...
April 17, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412618/untapped-potentials-of-acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene-polyurethane-abs-pu-blend-membrane-to-purify-dye-wastewater
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Mansoor Mandegari, Hossein Fashandi
Production of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene/polyurethane (ABS/PU) blend membrane with high rejection efficiency for disperse and vat dyes, is introduced as a facile and cost effective technique to purify textile wastewater. In this respect, membranes are produced using commercially available polymers, i.e. ABS and PU, with different compositions (ABS/PU: 100/0, 80/20, 70/30, 60/40 and 50/50 w/w) through wet casting. Casting solutions with concentration of 30 wt% are prepared using two different solvents, i...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412122/coronary-artery-disease-is-associated-with-an-increased-mortality-rate-following-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy
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Alberto Sandri, Rene Horsleben Petersen, Herbert Decaluwé, Johnny Moons, Mark K Ferguson, Henrik Jessen Hansen, Alessandro Brunelli
OBJECTIVE: To compare the incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and mortality following video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy in patients with and without coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Multicentre retrospective analysis of 1699 patients undergoing VATS lobectomy (January 2012-March 2015). CAD definition: previous acute myocardial infarct (AMI), angina, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410634/three-hundred-fifty-one-patients-with-pneumothorax-undergoing-uniportal-single-port-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery
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Hicham Masmoudi, Harry Etienne, Raphaëlle Sylvestre, Diane Evrard, Raphaël Ouede, Marielle Le Roux, Mihaela Giol, Jalal Assouad
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is usually performed using three ports. Uniportal VATS has not yet been widely developed. We report our single institution experience in uniportal VATS for the surgical management of 351 patients with pneumothorax. METHODS: Between November 2009 and February 2016, we conducted a study in 351 patients treated for pneumothorax using uniportal VATS. Resection of apical bullae associated with partial pleurectomy, pleural abrasion, or talc effusion was performed...
April 12, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406704/pro-inflammatory-gene-expression-in-adipose-tissue-of-patients-with-atherosclerosis
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S Čejková, I Králová Lesná, J Froněk, L Janoušek, A Králová, J Ždychová, R Poledne
Inflammatory changes, both in the arterial wall and adipose tissue, play a crucial role in the development of atherosclerosis. We measured the gene expression of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFalpha), monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), and interleukin 6 (IL-6) in adipose tissue (AT) of living kidney donors (LKD) and patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and flow cytometry analyses were performed in subcutaneous (SAT), visceral (VAT), and perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT)...
April 12, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403191/visceral-adipose-tissue-but-not-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-is-associated-with-urine-and-serum-metabolites
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Inga Schlecht, Wolfram Gronwald, Gundula Behrens, Sebastian E Baumeister, Johannes Hertel, Jochen Hochrein, Helena U Zacharias, Beate Fischer, Peter J Oefner, Michael F Leitzmann
Obesity is a complex multifactorial phenotype that influences several metabolic pathways. Yet, few studies have examined the relations of different body fat compartments to urinary and serum metabolites. Anthropometric phenotypes (visceral adipose tissue (VAT), subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT), the ratio between VAT and SAT (VSR), body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC)) and urinary and serum metabolite concentrations measured by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy were measured in a population-based sample of 228 healthy adults...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400338/recommendations-for-aerosolized-antibiotics-in-vap-and-vat-too-little-and-too-late
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Marin H Kollef, Scott T Micek
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April 8, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399997/evaluation-of-qpcr-and-plate-counting-for-quantifying-thermophilic-starters-in-cheese
#18
Christine Achilleos, Françoise Berthier
The respective inputs of plate counting and qPCR for the quantification of starters in cheese were evaluated using hard-cooked cheeses made with various starter combinations. Five starter strains were quantified at their different growth phases, from 0.5 h to day 214 of manufacture: one strain of Streptococcus thermophilus (ST) and two strains each of Lactobacillus delbrueckii (LD) and Lactobacillus helveticus (LH). Numbers of colony-forming units (CFU) were obtained by plate counting (PC) and qPCR (GNCFU)...
August 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399377/transbronchial-lung-cryobiopsy-and-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lung-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-diffuse-parenchymal-lung-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-diagnostic-test-accuracy
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Imran H Iftikhar, Lana Alghothani, Alejandro Sardi, David Berkowitz, Ali I Musani
BACKGROUND: Transbronchial lung cryobiopsy (TBLC) is increasingly being used for the assessment of diffuse pulmonary lung diseases (DPLD). Several studies have shown larger biopsy samples and higher yields compared to conventional transbronchial biopsies. However, the higher risk of bleeding and other complications has raised concerns for widespread use of this modality. OBJECTIVE: To study the diagnostic accuracy and safety profile of TBLC and compare with video assisted thoracoscopic (VATS), by reviewing available evidence from the literature...
April 11, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395387/novel-techniques-and-approaches-to-minimally-invasive-thoracic-surgery
#20
Osita Onugha, Rasheed Ivey, Robert McKenna
Approximately two decades ago, thoracic surgery witnessed the leap from thoracotomy to the first video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy. Minimally invasive lobectomy and hilar lymphadenectomy is now widely established as a safe and oncological sound technique that is the standard of care for early-stage lung cancer. The move toward less invasive surgery has no doubt driven the innovation of sophisticated instruments and technology to cope with the demanding need of working through a restricted incision...
April 11, 2017: Surgical Technology International
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