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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823081/neck-inspiratory-muscle-activation-patterns-during-well-controlled-inspiration
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Sohei Washino, Hiroaki Kanehisa, Yasuhide Yoshitake
PURPOSE: Surprisingly, the activation characteristics of the neck inspiratory muscles as a function of key inspiratory mechanical parameters have yet to be demonstrated experimentally under well-controlled conditions. This study aimed to elucidate the muscle activation patterns of the neck inspiratory muscles by strictly controlling flow rate and lung volume. METHODS: Thirteen healthy subjects matched their inspiratory flow rate at approximately 20-100% of peak flow rate (PFR) as steady as possible during inspiration...
August 19, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822728/variability-of-lung-clearance-index-in-clinically-stable-cystic-fibrosis-lung-disease-in-school-age-children
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Marcus Svedberg, Per M Gustafsson, Paul D Robinson, Monica Rosberg, Anders Lindblad
BACKGROUND: Data on long term variability of Lung Clearance Index (LCI) in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is urgently needed to guide test result interpretation. Our aim was to evaluate LCI variability in clinically stable CF lung disease in school age children. METHODS: Paediatric patients, aged 6 to 17years, attending the outpatient CF clinic performed Multiple Breath Nitrogen Washout (Exhalyzer® D) and spirometry every third month over a period of one year. Clinical stability was assessed by the Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Score (CFCS) at each visit...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819175/in-vivo-therapeutic-efficacy-of-frog-skin-derived-peptides-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-induced-pulmonary-infection
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Chen Chen, Maria Luisa Mangoni, Y Peter Di
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic and frequently drug-resistant pulmonary pathogen especially in cystic fibrosis sufferers. Recently, the frog skin-derived antimicrobial peptide (AMP) Esc(1-21) and its diastereomer Esc(1-21)-1c were found to possess potent in vitro antipseudomonal activity. Here, they were first shown to preserve the barrier integrity of airway epithelial cells better than the human AMP LL-37. Furthermore, Esc(1-21)-1c was more efficacious than Esc(1-21) and LL-37 in protecting host from pulmonary bacterial infection after a single intra-tracheal instillation at a very low dosage of 0...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817824/parametric-linkage-analysis-identifies-five-novel-genome-wide-significant-loci-for-familial-lung-cancer
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Anthony M Musolf, Claire L Simpson, Mariza de Andrade, Diptasri Mandal, Colette Gaba, Ping Yang, Yafang Li, Ming You, Elena Y Kupert, Marshall W Anderson, Ann G Schwartz, Susan M Pinney, Christopher I Amos, Joan E Bailey-Wilson
OBJECTIVE: One of four American cancer patients dies of lung cancer. Environmental factors such as tobacco smoking are known to affect lung cancer risk. However, there is a genetic factor to lung cancer risk as well. Here, we perform parametric linkage analysis on family-based genotype data in an effort to find genetic loci linked to the disease. METHODS: 197 individuals from families with a high-risk history of lung cancer were recruited and genotyped using an Illumina array...
August 18, 2017: Human Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817732/enhanced-inflammation-in-new-zealand-white-rabbits-when-mers-cov-reinfection-occurs-in-the-absence-of-neutralizing-antibody
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Katherine V Houser, Andrew J Broadbent, Lisa Gretebeck, Leatrice Vogel, Elaine W Lamirande, Troy Sutton, Kevin W Bock, Mahnaz Minai, Marlene Orandle, Ian N Moore, Kanta Subbarao
The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a zoonotic betacoronavirus that was first detected in humans in 2012 as a cause of severe acute respiratory disease. As of July 28, 2017, there have been 2,040 confirmed cases with 712 reported deaths. While many infections have been fatal, there have also been a large number of mild or asymptomatic cases discovered through monitoring and contact tracing. New Zealand white rabbits are a possible model for asymptomatic infection with MERS-CoV. In order to discover more about non-lethal infections and to learn whether a single infection with MERS-CoV would protect against reinfection, we inoculated rabbits with MERS-CoV and monitored the antibody and inflammatory response...
August 17, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816141/combined-radiation-therapy-and-immune-checkpoint-blockade-therapy-for-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Zishuo I Hu, Alice Y Ho, Heather L McArthur
PURPOSE: Treatment with checkpoint inhibitors has shown durable responses in a number of solid tumors, including melanoma, lung, and renal cell carcinoma. However, most breast cancers are resistant to monotherapy with checkpoint inhibitors. Radiation therapy (RT) has been shown to have a number of immunostimulatory effects, including priming the immune system, recruiting immune cells to the tumor environment, and altering the immunosuppressive effects of the tumor microenvironment. RT therefore represents a promising adjuvant therapy to checkpoint blockade in breast cancer...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813575/subclinical-decrease-in-central-inner-retinal-activity-is-associated-with-myopia-development-in-children
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Serena Zhe-Chuang Li, Wing-Yan Yu, Kai-Yip Choi, Christie Hang-I Lam, Yamunadevi Lakshmanan, Francisca Siu-Yin Wong, Henry Ho-Lung Chan
Purpose: To investigate the characteristics of retinal electrophysiological activity in relation to early myopia development in children. Methods: Fifty-six children aged 6 to 9 years with emmetropic refractive error (defined as ≥ -0.5 diopter [D] and ≤ +0.5 D) were recruited. Cycloplegic refraction, axial length, and global flash multifocal electroretinogram (MOFO mfERG) at 49% and 96% contrast levels were recorded in all children at their first visit. The refraction and axial length measurements were repeated after 1 year...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813446/variable-stretch-reduces-the-pro-inflammatory-response-of-alveolar-epithelial-cells
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Ines Rentzsch, Cíntia L Santos, Robert Huhle, Jorge M C Ferreira, Thea Koch, Christian Schnabel, Edmund Koch, Paolo Pelosi, Patricia R M Rocco, Marcelo Gama de Abreu
Mechanical ventilation has the potential to increase inflammation in both healthy and injured lungs. Several animal studies have shown that variable ventilation recruits the lungs and reduces inflammation. However, it is unclear which cellular mechanisms are involved in those findings. We hypothesized that variable stretch of LPS-stimulated alveolar epithelial cells (AECs) reduces the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines compared to non-variable stretch. AECs were subjected to non-variable or variable cyclic stretch (sinusoidal pattern), with and without LPS stimulation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812547/lung-epithelial-cells-therapeutically-inducible-effectors-of-antimicrobial-defense
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REVIEW
M M Leiva-Juárez, J K Kolls, S E Evans
Lung epithelial cells are increasingly recognized to be active effectors of microbial defense, contributing to both innate and adaptive immune function in the lower respiratory tract. As immune sentinels, lung epithelial cells detect diverse pathogens through an ample repertoire of membrane-bound, endosomal, and cytosolic pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs). The highly plastic epithelial barrier responds to detected threats via modulation of paracellular flux, intercellular communications, mucin production, and periciliary fluid composition...
August 16, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811289/primary-tumors-limit-metastasis-formation-through-induction-of-il15-mediated-crosstalk-between-patrolling-monocytes-and-nk-cells
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Hiroshi Kubo, Sofia Mensurado, Natacha Goncalves-Sousa, Karine Serre, Bruno Silva-Santos
Metastases are responsible for the vast majority of cancer-related deaths. Although tumor cells can become invasive early during cancer progression, metastases formation typically occurs as a late event. How the immune response to primary tumors may dictate this outcome remains poorly understood, which hampers our capacity to manipulate it therapeutically. Here we used a two-step experimental model, based on the highly aggressive B16F10 melanoma, that temporally segregates the establishment of primary tumors (subcutaneously) and the formation of lung metastases (from intravenous injection)...
August 15, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811008/serum-wisteria-floribunda-agglutinin-positive-mac-2-binding-protein-expression-predicts-disease-severity-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
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Ching-I Huang, Chung-Feng Huang, Ming-Lun Yeh, Yi-Hung Lin, Po-Cheng Liang, Meng-Hsuan Hsieh, Chia-Yen Dai, Ming-Yen Hsieh, Zu-Yau Lin, Shinn-Cherng Chen, Jee-Fu Huang, Ming-Lung Yu, Wan-Long Chuang
Wisteria floribunda agglutinin-positive Mac-2 binding protein (WFA(+)-M2BP) has recently been developed as a promising liver fibrosis glyco biomarker. We assessed its efficacy in evaluating liver disease severity in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) in Taiwan. The association between WFA(+)-M2BP and histological features was evaluated among those CHC patients underwent liver biopsy. We also aimed to clarify the factors determining the performance of WFA(+)-M2BP in CHC. A total of 229 CHC patients were consecutively recruited...
August 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809447/pulmonary-delivery-of-tea-tree-oil-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-inclusion-complexes-for-the-treatment-of-fungal-and-bacterial-pneumonia
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Miao Li, Lifei Zhu, Tongtong Zhang, Boming Liu, Lina Du, Yiguang Jin
OBJECTIVES: Bacterial pneumonia is a common cause of death worldwide. Tea tree oil (TTO) is a potent antimicrobial natural product, which is formulated in dry powder inhalers (DPIs) for the treatment of fungal and bacterial pneumonia. METHODS: Tea tree oil-β-cyclodextrin inclusion complexes (TTO-β-CD) were prepared and characterized. Aerodynamic properties of TTO-β-CD powders were measured. The rat models of fungal (Candida albicans) and bacterial (Acinetobacter baumannii) pneumonia were prepared...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808870/chest-circumference-and-birth-weight-are-good-predictors-of-lung-function-in-preschool-children-from-an-e-waste-recycling-area
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Xiang Zeng, Xijin Xu, Yuling Zhang, Weiqiu Li, Xia Huo
The purpose of this study was to investigate the associations between birth weight, chest circumference, and lung function in preschool children from e-waste exposure area. A total of 206 preschool children from Guiyu (an e-waste recycling area) and Haojiang and Xiashan (the reference areas) in China were recruited and required to undergo physical examination, blood tests, and lung function tests during the study period. Birth outcome such as birth weight and birth height were obtained by questionnaire. Children living in the e-waste-exposed area have a lower birth weight, chest circumference, height, and lung function when compare to their peers from the reference areas (all p value <0...
August 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808860/validation-of-the-ajcc-8th-lung-cancer-staging-system-among-patients-with-small-cell-lung-cancer
#14
O Abdel-Rahman
BACKGROUND: The current study tried to validate the prognostic significance of the 8th American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system among small cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients recorded within the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results (SEER) database. PATIENTS AND METHODS: SEER database (2004-2014) has been queried through SEER*Stat program, and both AJCC 7th and 8th edition stages were constructed. Cancer-specific and overall survival analyses according to both editions were performed through Kaplan-Meier analysis...
August 14, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807983/cancer-associated-pathways-and-biomarkers-of-venous-thrombosis
#15
Yohei Hisada, Nigel Mackman
Cancer patients have an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). In this review, we will summarize common and cancer type-specific pathways of VTE in cancer patients. Increased levels of leukocytes, platelets and tissue factor-positive (TF+) microvesicles are all potential factors that alone or in combination increase cancer-associated thrombosis. Lung and colorectal cancer patients often exhibit leukocytosis. Neutrophils could increase VTE in cancer patients by releasing neutrophil extracellular traps whereas monocytes may express TF...
August 14, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807849/danshen-improves-survival-of-patients-with-colon-cancer-and-dihydroisotanshinone-i-inhibit-the-proliferation-of-colon-cancer-cells-via-apoptosis-and-skp2-signaling-pathway
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Yin-Yin Lin, I-Yun Lee, Wen-Shih Huang, Yu-Shin Lin, Feng-Che Kuan, Li-Hsin Shu, Yu-Ching Cheng, Yao-Hsu Yang, Ching-Yuan Wu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge) is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. However, it's definite clinical effect and mechanism on colon carcinoma is unclear. AIM OF THE STUDY: To test the hypothesis that the protective effect of danshen on colon cancer and discover the bioactive compounds through in vitro study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a nationwide cohort study by using population-based data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806963/effectiveness-outcomes-and-health-related-quality-of-life-impact-of-disease-progression-in-patients-with-advanced-nonsquamous-nsclc-treated-in-real-world-community-oncology-settings-results-from-a-prospective-medical-record-registry-study
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Mark S Walker, William Wong, Arliene Ravelo, Paul J E Miller, Lee S Schwartzberg
BACKGROUND: Treatment options for advanced nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the first line include platinum-based doublet therapy with or without bevacizumab. This study examined efficacy outcomes and patient reported outcomes (PROs) in a community oncology patient sample. METHODS: Advanced nonsquamous NSCLC patients from 34 U.S. community oncology practices treated in first line with bevacizumab regimens (A platinum doublet; gemcitabine doublet; pemetrexed with platinum) or non-bevacizumab regimens (B platinum doublet; gemcitabine doublet; C pemetrexed with platinum) were recruited for this prospective study...
August 14, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800778/effects-of-intraoperative-peep-optimization-on-postoperative-pulmonary-complications-and-the-inflammatory-response-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Zoltán Ruszkai, Erika Kiss, Ildikó László, Fanni Gyura, Erika Surány, Péter Töhötöm Bartha, Gergely Péter Bokrétás, Edit Rácz, István Buzogány, Zoltán Bajory, Erzsébet Hajdú, Zsolt Molnár
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing general anesthesia and mechanical ventilation during major abdominal surgery commonly develop pulmonary atelectasis and/or hyperdistention of the lungs. Recent studies show benefits of lung-protective mechanical ventilation with the use of low tidal volumes, a moderate level of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and regular alveolar recruitment maneuvers during general anesthesia, even in patients with healthy lungs. The purpose of this clinical trial is to evaluate the effects of intraoperative lung-protective mechanical ventilation, using individualized PEEP values, on postoperative pulmonary complications and the inflammatory response...
August 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799302/clinical-profile-of-patients-presenting-with-malignant-pleural-effusion-to-a-tertiary-health-care-centre
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Nitin Gadewad, Kunal Deokar, Shivhari Ghorpade
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural effusions are one of the leading causes of exudative pleural effusions. We studied the clinical profile of patients presenting with malignant pleural effusion, their cytological and histopathological features and the efficacy of pleurodesis in preventing recurrence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 100 patients who were positive for malignant cells in pleural fluid cytology or pleural biopsy were recruited. After history and clinical examination, Chest radiographs, Computed tomography of chest were performed...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799208/ccr2-monocytic-myeloid-derived-immunosuppressive-cells-m-mdsc-inhibit-collagen-degradation-and-promote-lung-fibrosis-by-producing-tgf-%C3%AE-1
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Astrid Lebrun, Sandra Lo Re, Mathilde Chantry, Xavier Izquierdo Carerra, Francine Uwambayinema, Doriana Ricci, Raynal Devosse, Saloua Ibouraadaten, Lisa Brombin, Mihaly Palmai-Pallag, Yousof Yakoub, Manolis Pasparakis, Dominique Lison, François Huaux
Monocytes infiltrating scar tissue are predominantly viewed as progenitor cells. Here, we show that tissue CCR2(+) monocytes possess specific immunosuppressive and pro-fibrotic functions. CCR2(+) monocytic cells are acutely recruited to the lung before the onset of silica-induced fibrosis in mice. These tissue monocytes are defined as monocytic-Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells (M-MDSC) because they significantly suppress T lymphocyte proliferation in vitro. M-MDSC collected from silica-treated mice also express TGF-β1, which stimulates lung fibroblasts to release TIMP-1, an inhibitor of metalloproteinase collagenolytic activity...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Pathology
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