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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655852/aidi-injection-plus-platinum-based-chemotherapy-for-stage-iiib-iv-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-42-rcts-following-the-prisma-guidelines
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Jue Wang, Guochun Li, Lili Yu, Tingting Mo, Qibiao Wu, Zhou Zhou
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Aidi injection is one of the most commonly used Chinese patent medicines for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). It is made from an extraction of Mylabris Phalerata, Radix Astragalus, Radix Ginseng, and Acanthopanax Senticosus. AIM OF THE STUDY: The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Aidi injection in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy for stage IIIB/IV NSCLC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed following the PRISMA (the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) guidelines...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655793/inhibition-of-nlrp9b-attenuates-acute-lung-injury-through-suppressing-inflammation-apoptosis-and-oxidative-stress-in-murine-and-cell-models
#2
Qiu Yanling, Cheng Xiaoning, Bai Fei, Fang Liyun, Hu Huizhong, Sun Daqing
Acute lung injury (ALI), known a severe disease along with high morbidity and mortality, is lacking of specific therapies. Inflammation, apoptosis and oxidative stress are critical pathologies that contribute to ALI. Recently, there is study indicated that NLRP9b, a NOD-like receptor (NLR) member, is critical in modulation of inflammatory response. However, the effects of NLRP9b on sepsis-associated ALI, and the underlying molecular mechanism have not been understood. In the present study, the wild type (WT) and NLRP9b-knockout (NLRP9b-/- ) mice with C57B/L6 background were subjected to a cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) for ALI murine model establishment...
April 12, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652760/influence-of-disease-severity-and-exercise-limitation-on-exercise-training-intensity-and-load-and-health-benefits-from-pulmonary-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-copd-an-exploratory-study
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Virginia C Huynh, Desi P Fuhr, Bradley W Byers, Anne-Marie Selzler, Linn E Moore, Michael K Stickland
PURPOSE: Some patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) fail to achieve health benefits with pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). Exercise intensity and load represent stimulus for adaptation but it is unclear whether inappropriate exercise intensity and/or load are affected by severity of COPD, which may affect health benefits. The purpose was to determine whether COPD severity and/or the severity of pulmonary limitation to exercise (PLE) impacted exercising intensity or load and whether resultant intensity/load affected health outcomes derived from PR...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652553/mahonia-oiwakensis-extract-and-its-bioactive-compounds-exert-anti-inflammatory-activities-and-vegf-production-through-m2-macrophagic-polarization-and-stat6-activation
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Yea-Chen Liu, Yu-Ying Hsiao, Kuo-Lung Ku, Hui-Fen Liao, Wei-Chun Chao
Macrophages play an indispensable role in the host immune defense. Macrophages can undergo polarization into classically (M1) and alternatively (M2) activated macrophages. M1 macrophages activate immune and inflammatory response, while M2 macrophages are involved in tissue remodeling. Mahonia oiwakensis (Mo) is a herbal medicine in Asia used for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties; however, the mechanism is unclear. This study analyzed the effect of Mo extracts and its effects on the polarization of both macrophage RAW264...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650407/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-china-a-nationwide-prevalence-study
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Liwen Fang, Pei Gao, Heling Bao, Xun Tang, Baohua Wang, Yajing Feng, Shu Cong, Juan Juan, Jing Fan, Ke Lu, Ning Wang, Yonghua Hu, Linhong Wang
BACKGROUND: Because of the rapid change in economic development and lifestyle in China, and the ageing population, concerns have grown that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could become epidemic. An up-to-date nationwide estimation of COPD prevalence in China is needed. METHODS: We did a cross-sectional survey of a nationally representative sample of individuals from mainland China aged 40 years or older. The primary outcome was COPD, defined according to the 2017 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) lung function criteria...
April 9, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648974/traumatic-brain-injury-induced-acute-lung-injury-evidence-for-activation-and-inhibition-of-a-neural-respiratory-inflammasome-axis
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Nadine Kerr, Juan Pablo De Rivero Vaccari, Sam Abbassi, Harmanpreet Kaur, Ronald Zambrano, Shu Wu, W Dalton Dietrich, Robert W Keane
Approximately 20-25 percent of Traumatic Brain Injury subjects develop Acute Lung Injury (ALI), but the pathomechanisms of TBI-induced ALI remain poorly defined. Our previous work has shown that the inflammasome plays a critical role in TBI-induced secondary pathophysiology and that inflammasome proteins are released in Extracellular Vesicles (EV) after TBI. Here we investigated whether EV-mediated inflammasome signaling contributed to the etiology of TBI-induced ALI. C57/BL6 male mice were subjected to controlled cortical impact, and the brains and lungs were examined for inflammasome activation and ALI at 4 hours and 24 hours after TBI...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643714/combined-effect-of-acid-sensing-ion-channel-3-and-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-1-gene-polymorphisms-on-blood-pressure-variations-in-taiwanese
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Leay-Kiaw Er, Ming-Sheng Teng, Semon Wu, Lung-An Hsu, I-Shiang Tzeng, Ching-Feng Cheng, Hsin-I Chang, Hsin-Hua Chou, Yu-Lin Ko
Objectives: Both acid-sensing ion channel acid-sensing ion channel 3 (ASIC3) and transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) have been proposed to be involved in the pathophysiology of hypertension. Common colocalization of ASIC3 and TRPV1 channels in the same sensory neuron has been reported. We aimed to study the combined ASIC3 and TRPV1 gene polymorphisms in the risk of hypertension. Materials and Methods: To test the statistical association between genetic polymorphisms of the ASIC3 and TRPV1 genes and blood pressure (BP) variations in Taiwanese, 551 unrelated individuals (286 men and 265 women) having routine health examinations were recruited...
January 2018: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642553/genomic-profiling-on-an-unselected-solid-tumor-population-reveals-a-highly-mutated-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-associated-with-oncogenic-egfr-mutations
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Jingrui Jiang, Alexei Protopopov, Ruobai Sun, Stephen Lyle, Meaghan Russell
Oncogenic epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFRs) can recruit key effectors in diverse cellular processes to propagate oncogenic signals. Targeted and combinational therapeutic strategies have been successfully applied for treating EGFR-driven cancers. However, a main challenge in EGFR therapies is drug resistance due to mutations, oncogenic shift, alternative signaling, and other potential mechanisms. To further understand the genetic alterations associated with oncogenic EGFRs and to provide further insight into optimal and personalized therapeutic strategies, we applied a proprietary comprehensive next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based assay of 435 genes to systematically study the genomic profiles of 1565 unselected solid cancer patient samples...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Personalized Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629903/zmynd8-acetylation-mediates-hif-dependent-breast-cancer-progression-and-metastasis
#9
Yan Chen, Bo Zhang, Lei Bao, Lai Jin, Mingming Yang, Yan Peng, Ashwani Kumar, Jennifer E Wang, Chenliang Wang, Xuan Zou, Chao Xing, Yingfei Wang, Weibo Luo
Altered epigenetic reprogramming contributes to breast cancer progression and metastasis. How the epigenetic reader mediates breast cancer progression remains poorly understood. Here, we showed that the epigenetic reader zinc finger MYND-type containing 8 (ZMYND8) is induced by HIF-1 and HIF-2 in breast cancer cells and also upregulated in human breast tumors, and is correlated with poor survival of patients with breast cancer. Genetic deletion of ZMYND8 decreases breast cancer cell colony formation, migration, and invasion in vitro, and inhibits breast tumor growth and metastasis to the lungs in mice...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629429/il-33-drives-monocyte-recruitment-to-lung-interstitium-through-chemokine-upregulation
#10
Melissa Y Tjota, Daniel F Camacho, Heth R Turnquist, Anne I Sperling
Tissue infiltration by circulating monocytes is a critical step in the initiation and augmentation of type 2 inflammatory responses in the lungs. Our studies demonstrate that IL-33-/- mice have a defect in monocyte extravasation from the vasculature to the lung interstitium during induction of type 2 inflammatory responses. This result suggests that monocyte migration to the lungs is IL-33 dependent, and we found that administration of exogenous recombinant IL-33 is sufficient to restore monocyte localization to the lung interstitium...
August 1, 2017: ImmunoHorizons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629062/clinical-outcomes-of-the-simultaneous-bilateral-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-pcnl-in-patients-with-kidney-stones-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Mohammad Reza Darabi, Salman Soltani, Alireza Akhavan Rezayat, Masoud Yousefi, Mehdi Kashefi, Mahmoud Tavakkoli, Shabnam Mohammadi
Background: Urinary tract stones is one of the most frequent medical emergencies which leads to life-threatening complications, namely obstructive uropathy as well as renal failure in some situations. Previously, bilateral stones were treated with either open surgery or percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). However, these treatment options were associated with lengthy operation time, need for more anesthesia, further bleeding, and long hospitalization. Therefore, much effort has been made to treat both sides simultaneously...
February 2018: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628587/effects-of-preoxygenation-with-tidal-volume-breathing-followed-by-apneic-oxygenation-with-and-without-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-on-duration-of-safe-apnea-time-and-arterial-blood-gases
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Sunil Rajan, Nandhini Joseph, Pulak Tosh, Jerry Paul, Lakshmi Kumar
Background: Application of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) helps to recruit collapsed areas of the lung, which improves the oxygen reserve. Aim of the Study: To compare the time to desaturate to 90% during apnea following preoxygenation and apneic ventilation with tidal volume breathing for 3 min with and without the application of CPAP. Settings and Design: This prospective randomized study was conducted in a tertiary care institution...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625182/idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-epithelial-mesenchymal-interactions-and-emerging-therapeutic-targets
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REVIEW
Justin C Hewlett, Jonathan A Kropski, Timothy S Blackwell
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic fibrotic disease of the lung that is marked by progressive decline in pulmonary function and ultimately respiratory failure. Genetic and environmental risk factors have been identified that indicate injury to, and dysfunction of the lung epithelium is central to initiating the pathogenic process. Following injury to the lung epithelium, growth factors, matrikines and extracellular matrix driven signaling together activate a variety of repair pathways that lead to inflammatory cell recruitment, fibroblast proliferation and expansion of the extracellular matrix, culminating in tissue fibrosis...
April 3, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621420/regulation-of-eosinophil-recruitment-and-allergic-airway-inflammation-by-heparan-sulfate-proteoglycan-hspg-modifying-enzymes
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Xiao Na Ge, Idil Bastan, Sung Gil Ha, Yana G Greenberg, Jeffrey D Esko, Savita P Rao, P Sriramarao
BACKGROUND: HSPGs are glycoproteins containing covalently attached heparan sulfate (HS) chains which bind to growth factors, chemokines, etc., and regulate various aspects of inflammation including cell recruitment. We previously showed that deletion of endothelial N-acetylglucosamine N-deacetylase-N-sulfotransferase-1 (Ndst1), an enzyme responsible for N-sulfation during HS biosynthesis, reduces allergic airway inflammation (AAI). Here, we investigated the importance of O-sulfation mediated by uronyl 2-O-sulfotransferase (Hs2st) in development of AAI relative to N-sulfation...
April 5, 2018: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619980/targeting-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-and-programmed-death-ligand-1-confers-therapeutic-advantage-of-ablative-hypofractionated-radiation-therapy-compared-with-conventional-fractionated-radiation-therapy
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Jie Lan, Rui Li, Li-Mei Yin, Lei Deng, Jun Gui, Bao-Qing Chen, Lin Zhou, Mao-Bin Meng, Qiao-Rong Huang, Xian-Ming Mo, Yu-Quan Wei, Bo Lu, Adam Dicker, Jian-Xin Xue, You Lu
PURPOSE: Ablative hypofractionated radiation therapy (AHFRT) presents a therapeutic advantage compared with conventional fractionated radiation therapy (CFRT) for primary and oligometastatic cancers. However, the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. In the present study, we compared the immune alterations in response to AHFRT versus CFRT and examined the significance of immune regulations contributing to the efficacy of AHFRT. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We established subcutaneous tumors using syngeneic lung cancer and melanoma cells in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised mice and treated them with AHFRT and CFRT under the same biologically equivalent dose...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617585/outpatient-talc-administration-by-indwelling-pleural-catheter-for-malignant-effusion
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Rahul Bhatnagar, Emma K Keenan, Anna J Morley, Brennan C Kahan, Andrew E Stanton, Mohammed Haris, Richard N Harrison, Rehan A Mustafa, Lesley J Bishop, Liju Ahmed, Alex West, Jayne Holme, Matthew Evison, Mohammed Munavvar, Pasupathy Sivasothy, Jurgen Herre, David Cooper, Mark Roberts, Anur Guhan, Clare Hooper, James Walters, Tarek S Saba, Biswajit Chakrabarti, Samal Gunatilake, Ioannis Psallidas, Steven P Walker, Anna C Bibby, Sarah Smith, Louise J Stadon, Natalie J Zahan-Evans, Y C Gary Lee, John E Harvey, Najib M Rahman, Robert F Miller, Nick A Maskell
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural effusion affects more than 750,000 persons each year across Europe and the United States. Pleurodesis with the administration of talc in hospitalized patients is the most common treatment, but indwelling pleural catheters placed for drainage offer an ambulatory alternative. We examined whether talc administered through an indwelling pleural catheter was more effective at inducing pleurodesis than the use of an indwelling pleural catheter alone. METHODS: Over a period of 4 years, we recruited patients with malignant pleural effusion at 18 centers in the United Kingdom...
April 5, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617362/a-novel-approach-to-improve-immune-effector-responses-post-transplant-by-restoration-of-ccl21-expression
#17
Heather E Stefanski, Leslie Jonart, Emily Goren, James J Mulé, Bruce R Blazar
Chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy conditioning regimens required for bone marrow transplantation (BMT) cause significant morbidity and mortality as a result of insufficient immune surveillance mechanisms leading to increased risks of infection and tumor recurrence. Such conditioning causes host stromal cell injury, impairing restoration of the central (thymus) and peripheral (spleen and lymph node) T cell compartments and slow immune reconstitution. The chemokine, CCL21, produced by host stromal cells, recruits T- and B-cells that provide lymphotoxin mediated instructive signals to stromal cells for lymphoid organogenesis...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617006/relevance-of-b-lines-on-lung-ultrasound-in-volume-overload-and-pulmonary-congestion-clinical-correlations-and-outcomes-in-patients-on-hemodialysis
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Marc M Saad, Jeanne Kamal, Elias Moussaly, Boutros Karam, Wissam Mansour, Emad Gobran, Saqib Hussen Abbasi, Ahmed Mahgoub, Puja Singh, Ross Hardy, Devjani Das, Cara Brown, Monica Kapoor, Seleshi Demissie, Morton J Kleiner, Elie El Charabaty, Suzanne E El Sayegh
BACKGROUND: Volume overload in patients on hemodialysis (HD) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular mortality. B-lines detected on lung ultrasound (BLUS) assess extravascular lung water. This raises interest in its utility for assessing volume status and cardiovascular outcomes. METHODS: End-stage renal disease patients on HD at the Island Rehab Center being older than 18 years were screened. Patients achieving their dry weight (DW) had a lung ultrasound in a supine position...
November 29, 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616481/preoperative-rehabilitation-in-lung-cancer-patients-yoga-approach
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Giovanni Barassi, Rosa Grazia Bellomo, Antonella Di Iulio, Achille Lococo, Annamaria Porreca, Piera Attilia Di Felice, Raoul Saggini
Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death worldwide. Surgical removal remains the best option for most tumors of this type. Reduction of cigarette consumption in patients with lung cancer candidates for the surgery could limit the impact of tobacco on postsurgical outcomes. Breathing exercises appear to help combat cigarette cravings. Yoga exercise benefits have been studied in lung cancer survivors, rather than in the preoperative setting. In this study, we have recruited 32 active smokers affected by lung cancer and being candidates for pulmonary surgery...
April 4, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615789/metabolic-enzyme-pfkfb4-activates-transcriptional-coactivator-src-3-to-drive-breast-cancer
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Subhamoy Dasgupta, Kimal Rajapakshe, Bokai Zhu, Bryan C Nikolai, Ping Yi, Nagireddy Putluri, Jong Min Choi, Sung Y Jung, Cristian Coarfa, Thomas F Westbrook, Xiang H-F Zhang, Charles E Foulds, Sophia Y Tsai, Ming-Jer Tsai, Bert W O'Malley
Alterations in both cell metabolism and transcriptional programs are hallmarks of cancer that sustain rapid proliferation and metastasis1 . However, the mechanisms that control the interaction between metabolic reprogramming and transcriptional regulation remain unclear. Here we show that the metabolic enzyme 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase/fructose-2,6-bisphosphatase 4 (PFKFB4) regulates transcriptional reprogramming by activating the oncogenic steroid receptor coactivator-3 (SRC-3). We used a kinome-wide RNA interference-based screening method to identify potential kinases that modulate the intrinsic SRC-3 transcriptional response...
April 3, 2018: Nature
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