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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049008/exogenous-murine-antimicrobial-peptide-cramp-significantly-exacerbates-ovalbumin-induced-airway-inflammation-but-ameliorates-oxazolone-induced-intestinal-colitis-in-balb-c-mice
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Yang Li, Xiaojie Chu, Cunbao Liu, Weiwei Huang, Yufeng Yao, Ye Xia, Pengyan Sun, Qiong Long, Xuejun Feng, Kui Li, Xu Yang, Hongmei Bai, Wenjia Sun, Yanbing Ma
Cathelicidin has been reported to be multifunctional. The current study aimed to investigate the influences of exogenous cathelicidin-related antimicrobial peptide (CRAMP) on inflammatory responses in different disease models. In OVA-induced allergic airway inflammation, CRAMP significantly enhanced the infiltration of inflammatory cells and accumulation of proinflammatory Th2 cytokine IL-13 and IL-33 in bronchial alveolar lavage fluid (BALF), exacerbated lung tissue inflammation and airway goblet cell hyperplasia, and elevated OVA-specific IgE level in serum...
October 19, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047408/the-efficacy-of-the-kampo-medicine-rikkunshito-for-chemotherapy-induced-anorexia-rich-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Takuya Inoue, Hironori Takagi, Yuki Owada, Yuzuru Watanabe, Takumi Yamaura, Mitsuro Fukuhara, Satoshi Muto, Naoyuki Okabe, Yuki Matsumura, Takeo Hasegawa, Jun Osugi, Mika Hoshino, Mitsunori Higuchi, Yutaka Shio, Hiroshi Yokouchi, Kenya Kanazawa, Katsuya Ohbuchi, Takahisa Fukushima, Mitsuru Munakata, Hiroyuki Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Cisplatin is a key drug in lung cancer therapy. However, cisplatin is also well known to induce gastrointestinal disorders, such as chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, anorexia, and weight loss. These symptoms sometimes affect patients' quality of life and make continuation of chemotherapy difficult. Anorexia is a cause of concern for patients with cancer because a persistent loss of appetite progresses to cancer cachexia. Although evidence-based management for chemotherapy has recently been established, there is room for improvement...
October 18, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047083/altered-redox-balance-in-the-development-of-chronic-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-hypertension
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Nikki L Jernigan, Thomas C Resta, Laura V Gonzalez Bosc
Normally, the pulmonary circulation is maintained in a low-pressure, low-resistance state with little resting tone. Pulmonary arteries are thin-walled and rely heavily on pulmonary arterial distension and recruitment for reducing pulmonary vascular resistance when cardiac output is elevated. Under pathophysiological conditions, however, active vasoconstriction and vascular remodeling lead to enhanced pulmonary vascular resistance and subsequent pulmonary hypertension (PH). Chronic hypoxia is a critical pathological factor associated with the development of PH resulting from airway obstruction (COPD, sleep apnea), diffusion impairment (interstitial lung disease), developmental lung abnormalities, or high altitude exposure (World Health Organization [WHO]; Group III)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045567/individualized-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-in-obese-patients-during-general-anaesthesia-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-using-electrical-impedance-tomography
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C Nestler, P Simon, D Petroff, S Hammermüller, D Kamrath, S Wolf, A Dietrich, L M Camilo, A Beda, A R Carvalho, A Giannella-Neto, A W Reske, H Wrigge
Background: General anaesthesia leads to atelectasis, reduced end-expiratory lung volume (EELV), and diminished arterial oxygenation in obese patients. We hypothesized that a combination of a recruitment manoeuvre (RM) and individualized positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) can avoid these effects. Methods: Patients with a BMI ≥35 kg m-2 undergoing elective laparoscopic surgery were randomly allocated to mechanical ventilation with a tidal volume of 8 ml kg-1 predicted body weight and (i) an RM followed by individualized PEEP titrated using electrical impedance tomography (PEEPIND) or (ii) no RM and PEEP of 5 cm H2O (PEEP5)...
October 16, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045516/navigating-the-highlights-of-phase-iii-trials-a-watchful-eye-on-evidence-based-radiotherapy
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J C Trone, S Espenel, A Rehailia-Blanchard, E Guillaume, N Vial, C Rancoule, C Rodriguez-Lafrasse, M Ben Mrad, A El Meddeb Hamrouni, E Ollier, C Chargari, E Deutsch, A Vallard, N Magné
Background: Phase III randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are the cornerstone of evidence-based oncology. However, there is no exhaustive review describing the radiotherapy RTCs characteristics. The objective of the present study was to describe features of all phase III RCTs including at least a radiation therapy. Methods and materials: Requests were performed in the Medline database (via PubMed). The latest update was performed in April 2016, using the following MESH terms: 'clinical trials: phase III as topic', 'radiotherapy', 'brachytherapy', as keywords...
July 12, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043990/tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-and-procalcitonin-level-variations-in-the-serum-and-their-effects-on-organ-function-in-patients-with-severe-acute-pancreatitis-during-infected-stage
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Yanping Zhu
To investigate the changes of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and procalcitonin (PCT) in the serum and their effects on organ function in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) during infected stage, aiming to provide a reference to individual treatment. 32 patients with SAP during infected stage admitted to the Digestive Department of The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University from April 2014 to May 2015 and also 30 volunteer normal people were recruited in this study. And 26 patients detected with positive pathogenic bacteria were grouped into group A and another 6 patients with negative pathogenic bacteria into group B and 30 normal people into group C...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043837/lung-recruitment-maneuvers-for-adult-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ewan Goligher, Carol Hodgson, Neill Kj Adhikari, Maureen O Meade, Hannah Wunsch, Elizabeth Uleryk, Ognjen Gajic, Marcelo Amato, Niall D Ferguson, Gordon D Rubenfeld, Eddy Fan
RATIONALE: In patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), lung recruitment maneuvers (LRMs) may prevent ventilator-induced lung injury and improve survival. OBJECTIVES: To summarize the current evidence in support of the use of LRMs in adult patients with ARDS. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing mechanical ventilation strategies with and without LRMs. Eligible trials were identified from previously published systematic reviews and an updated literature search...
October 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043834/higher-peep-versus-lower-peep-strategies-for-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Allan J Walkey, Lorenzo Del Sorbo, Carol Hodgson, Neill Kj Adhikari, Hannah Wunsch, Maureen O Meade, Elizabeth Uleryk, Dean Hess, Daniel S Talmor, B Taylor Thompson, Roy G Brower, Eddy Fan
RATIONALE: Higher positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) levels may reduce atelectrauma but increase over-distention lung injury. Whether higher PEEP improves clinical outcomes among patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical outcomes of mechanical ventilation strategies using higher PEEP levels versus lower PEEP strategies in patients with ARDS. METHODS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials investigating mechanical ventilation strategies using higher versus lower PEEP levels...
October 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043832/high-frequency-oscillation-for-adult-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ewan Goligher, Laveena Munshi, Neill Kj Adhikari, Maureen O Meade, Carol Hodgson, Hannah Wunsch, Elizabeth Uleryk, Ognjen Gajic, Marcelo Amato, Niall D Ferguson, Gordon D Rubenfeld, Eddy Fan
RATIONALE: By minimizing tidal lung strain and maintaining alveolar recruitment, high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) may protect against ventilator-induced lung injury. OBJECTIVES: To summarize the current evidence in support of the use of HFOV in adult patients with ARDS. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing mortality rates with the use of HFOV vs. conventional mechanical ventilation for adult patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome...
October 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042177/antibiotic-exposure-and-interpersonal-variance-mask-the-effect-of-ivacaftor-on-respiratory-microbiota-composition
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Anton Y Peleg, Jocelyn Choo, Katherine Langan, Deirdre Edgeworth, Dominic Keating, John Wilson, Geraint B Rogers, Tom Kotsimbos
BACKGROUND: G551D is a class III mutation of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR) that results in impaired chloride channel function in cystic fibrosis (CF). Ivacaftor, a CFTR-potentiating agent improves sweat chloride, weight, lung function, and pulmonary exacerbation rate in CF patients with G551D mutations, but its effect on the airway microbiome remains poorly characterised. METHODS: Twenty CF patients with at least one G551D mutation from a single centre were recruited to a 4month double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study of ivacaftor with 28days of active treatment...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042172/effect-of-upper-limb-rehabilitation-compared-to-no-upper-limb-rehabilitation-in-lung-transplant-recipients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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L M Fuller, D El-Ansary, B M Button, M Corbett, G Snell, S Marasco, A E Holland
OBJECTIVE: to investigate effects of a supervised UL exercise program (SULP) versus no supervised UL exercise program (NULP) after lung transplantation (LTX). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial SETTING: Physiotherapy gym PARTICIPANTS: Post LTX>18years, N=80 INTERVENTION: All participants underwent lower limb strength thrice weekly and endurance training. Participants randomised to supervised upper limb program (SULP) completed progressive UL strength training program using hand weights & adjustable pulley equipment...
October 14, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040944/inhaled-glucocorticoid-treatment-prevents-the-response-of-cd8-t-cells-in-a-mouse-model-of-allergic-asthma-and-causes-their-depletion-outside-the-respiratory-system
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Monika Zuśka-Prot, Tomasz Maślanka
The principal objective of this research has been to determine the safety of inhaled glucocorticoids (GCs) in respect of their effect on CD8(+) T cells within respiratory and extra-respiratory tissues, and to compare it with systemic GC treatment. Another purpose has been to identify whether inhaled and systemic GCs affect the CD8(+) T cell response in the mediastinal lymph nodes (MLNs) and lungs in a mouse model of ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthma. Ciclesonide and methylprednisolone were used as a model for inhaled and systemic GCs, respectively...
October 14, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040326/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-modulates-adipose-tissue-biology
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Macarena Beigier-Bompadre, Georgina N Montagna, Anja A Kühl, Laura Lozza, January Weiner, Andreas Kupz, Alexis Vogelzang, Hans-Joachim Mollenkopf, Delia Löwe, Silke Bandermann, Anca Dorhoi, Volker Brinkmann, Kai Matuschewski, Stefan H E Kaufmann
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) primarily resides in the lung but can also persist in extrapulmonary sites. Macrophages are considered the prime cellular habitat in all tissues. Here we demonstrate that Mtb resides inside adipocytes of fat tissue where it expresses stress-related genes. Moreover, perigonadal fat of Mtb-infected mice disseminated the infection when transferred to uninfected animals. Adipose tissue harbors leukocytes in addition to adipocytes and other cell types and we observed that Mtb infection induces changes in adipose tissue biology depending on stage of infection...
October 17, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039495/protective-effects-of-neem-azadirachta-indica-a-juss-leaf-extract-against-cigarette-smoke-and-lipopolysaccharide-induced-pulmonary-inflammation
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Jae-Won Lee, Hyung Won Ryu, So-Yeon Park, Hyun Ah Park, Ok-Kyoung Kwon, Heung Joo Yuk, Krishna K Shrestha, Minwoo Park, Jung Hee Kim, Sangwoo Lee, Sei-Ryang Oh, Kyung-Seop Ahn
Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.) leaf has been reported to exert anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant effects. The purpose of this study was to investigate the protective effects of neem leaf extract (NLE) against cigarette smoke (CS)- and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced pulmonary inflammation. Treatment with NLE significantly attenuated the infiltration of inflammatory cells, such as neutrophils and macrophages in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF). NLE also reduced the production of reactive oxygen species and the activity of neutrophil elastase in BALF...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039230/effect-of-prenatal-waterpipe-tobacco-smoke-on-airway-inflammation-in-murine-model-of-asthma-of-adult-offspring-mice
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Nour A Al-Sawalha, Hanadi F Al-Bo'ul, Karem H Alzoubi, Omar F Khabour, Vaidehi J Thanawala
OBJECTIVE: Worldwide popularity of waterpipe tobacco smoking has increased, including in pregnant women. This study investigates the effect of prenatal waterpipe tobacco smoke (WTS) exposure on airway inflammation in a murine model of asthma of adult offspring mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pregnant BALB/c mice were exposed to fresh air or WTS, using a whole-body exposure system that mimics human use during WTS. Adult male offspring mice were divided into; (1) control (prenatal fresh air, postnatal ovalbumin sensitization and saline challenge), (2) postnatal Ova S/C (prenatal fresh air, postnatal ovalbumin sensitization and challenge (Ova S/C)), (3) prenatal WTS (prenatal WTS, postnatal ovalbumin sensitization and saline challenge) and (4) prenatal WTS + postnatal Ova S/C...
July 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038990/personality-and-alexithymic-disparity-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-based-on-washing-and-checking
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Hwa-Sheng Tang, Po-Fei Chen, For-Wey Lung
The aim of this study was to investigate pathway relationship of personality characteristics and alexithymic traits in OCD symptoms of obsession, and compulsive behavior of washing and checking. Two-hundred and seventy patients diagnosed with OCD were consecutively recruited from the psychiatric outpatient department of a teaching hospital. Structural equation modeling showed those more neurotic, less extraverted and with higher levels of alexithymia difficulty identifying feelings (DIF), difficulty describing feelings (DDF) and externally oriented thinking (EOT) were more likely to develop obsessive thoughts...
October 17, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038592/in-vivo-imaging-of-lung-inflammation-with-neutrophil-specific-68-ga-nano-radiotracer
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Juan Pellico, Ana V Lechuga-Vieco, Elena Almarza, Andrés Hidalgo, Cristina Mesa-Nuñez, Irene Fernández-Barahona, Juan A Quintana, Juan Bueren, Jose A Enríquez, Jesús Ruiz-Cabello, Fernando Herranz
In vivo detection and quantification of inflammation is a major goal in molecular imaging. Furthermore, cell-specific detection of inflammation would be a tremendous advantage in the characterization of many diseases. Here, we show how this goal can be achieved through the synergistic combination of nanotechnology and nuclear imaging. One of the most remarkable features of this hybrid approach is the possibility to tailor the pharmacokinetics of the nanomaterial-incorporated biomolecule and radionuclide. A good example of this approach is the covalent binding of a large amount of a neutrophil-specific, hydrophobic peptide on the surface of (68)Ga core-doped nanoparticles...
October 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038249/anti-pd-1-antibody-treatment-promotes-clearance-of-persistent-cryptococcal-lung-infection-in-mice
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Jonathan A Roussey, Steven P Viglianti, Seagal Teitz-Tennenbaum, Michal A Olszewski, John J Osterholzer
Activation of immunomodulatory pathways in response to invasive fungi can impair clearance and promote persistent infections. The programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) signaling pathway inhibits immune effector responses against tumors, and immune checkpoint inhibitors that block this pathway are being increasingly used as cancer therapy. The objective of this study was to investigate whether this pathway contributes to persistent fungal infection and to determine whether anti-PD-1 Ab treatment improves fungal clearance...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035122/homogeneity-of-aerosol-deposition-and-mucociliary-clearance-are-improved-following-ivacaftor-treatment-in-cystic-fibrosis
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William D Bennett, Kirby L Zeman, Beth L Laube, Jihong Wu, Gail Sharpless, Peter J Mogayzel, Scott H Donaldson
BACKGROUND: Using planar gamma scintigraphy of inhaled radioaerosols, we have developed new analytical methods for assessing homogeneity of aerosol deposition and time-dependent particle clearance on a pixel-by-pixel basis, and applied them to a therapeutic cystic fibrosis (CF) study. METHODS: At baseline and 1 month after beginning treatment with ivacaftor, a cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator modulator for CF patients with at least one copy of the G551D mutation (n = 13), initial deposition and subsequent mucociliary clearance (MCC) of radiolabeled particles ((99m)Technetium-sulfur colloid, 5 μm mass median aerodynamic diameter) inhaled under controlled breathing conditions were measured...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033506/the-impact-of-fractional-flow-reserve-guided-coronary-revascularization-in-patients-with-coronary-stenoses-of-intermediate-severity
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Chien-Lung Huang, Hsu-Lung Jen, Wen-Ping Huang, Tien-Ping Tsao, Mason Shing Young, Wei-Hsian Yin
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that the use of fractional flow reserve (FFR) in addition to angiography significantly reduced the rate of all major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). However, this practice has not been widely accepted and limited outcome data exist about FFR-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in Taiwan. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the possible impact of FFR-guided PCI in coronary stenoses of intermediate severity. METHODS: We performed a retrospective case-control study on 443 cases of intermediate coronary stenoses in 206 patients recruited from our computerized database...
July 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
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