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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323488/psychometric-properties-of-a-chinese-asthma-quality-of-life-questionnaire
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Ningqun Wang, Xiaobo Huang, Wenqiang Chen, Xiaomei Zhang, Yongsheng Zhang, Yujing Chen
PURPOSE: To assess the acceptability, reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Chinese Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (C-AQLQ) in a sample of Chinese asthma patients. METHODS: The C-AQLQ and Short Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36) scales were administered to patients at baseline and 3 months later. Asthma severity condition and lung function were evaluated. Necessary data were gathered to assess the psychometric properties such as the feasibility, internal consistency, test-retest reliability, structural validity, discriminant validity, convergent validity, and responsiveness of the C-AQLQ...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319552/evaluation-of-lung-function-and-clinical-features-of-the-ultrasound-guided-stellate-ganglion-block-with-2-different-concentrations-of-a-local-anesthetic-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Won-Joong Kim, Hahck Soo Park, Myung Sub Yi, Gill-Hoi Koo, Hwa-Yong Shin
BACKGROUND: One possible complication of stellate ganglion block (SGB) is respiratory compromise. No study has yet addressed the comparison of its effect on lung function and clinical features, including Horner's syndrome, changes in temperature, sensory and motor functions, and adverse events of lower versus higher concentrations (LC and HC, respectively) of local anesthetics in an ultrasound-guided SGB. METHODS: Fifty patients were randomized into 1 of 2 groups: the LC group (5 mL of 0...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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/28316059/prevention-of-tumour-cell-apoptosis-associated-with-sustained-protein-kinase-b-phosphorylation-is-more-sensitive-to-regulation-by-insulin-signalling-than-stimulation-of-proliferation-and-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase
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Christoph Schmid, Claudia Ghirlanda, Markus Niessen
Insulin controls blood glucose while insulin-like growth factor (IGF) 1 is an important growth factor. Interestingly, both hormones have overlapping bioactivities and can activate the same intracellular signal transduction cascades. Growth control (mainly by IGF1) and metabolic function (predominantly by insulin) are believed to depend on activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERKs) 1/2 and protein kinase B (Akt/PKB), respectively. Therefore, insulin analogues that are used to normalize blood glucose are tested for their ability to preferentially activate Akt/PKB but not ERK1/2 and mitogenesis...
March 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315911/reproducibility-of-a-semi-quantitative-lobar-pulmonary-ventilation-and-perfusion-technique-using-spet-and-ct
#5
Esber N El-Barhoun, Ghee Chew, Benjamin Crouch, Barry Chatterton
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of regional lung function is valuable prior to lung surgery in patients with chronic lung disease. Our aim was to evaluate the reproducibility of a locally developed single photon emission tomography/computed tomography (SPET/CT) programme between and within three observers in assessing lobar pulmonary volumes, perfusion and ventilation. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Twelve lung transplantation candidates had VQ SPET and diagnostic CT to determine lobar pulmonary function and plan surgery...
March 20, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
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/28304239/immunoglobulin-g4-related-epidural-inflammatory-pseudotumor-presenting-with-pulmonary-complications-and-spinal-cord-compression-case-report
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Kavelin Rumalla, Kyle A Smith, Paul M Arnold
Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a recently defined condition characterized by inflammatory tumefactive lesions in various organ systems. IgG4-RD is a clinical and radiological diagnosis of exclusion and requires the presence of specific histopathological criteria for diagnosis. A 50-year-old man presented to an outside hospital with a 3-month history of progressively worsening back pain and symptoms of pleurisy, nasal crusting, and hematochezia. Radiological workup revealed an epidural-paraspinal mass with displacement of the spinal cord, destruction of the T5-6 vertebrae, and extension into the right lung...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303747/self-reported-physical-capacity-and-activity-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-and-matched-controls
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H Pettersson, A Åkerström, A Nordin, E Svenungsson, H Alexanderson, C Boström
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to investigate differences in self-reported physical capacity and activity between systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients and population-based controls, as well as between patients with normal-mild, or moderate-severe, lung disease and their respective controls. METHOD: The study included 106 patients fulfilling the American College of Rheumatology SSc criteria and 106 controls, individually matched for age and gender. Patients were subdivided into normal-mild and moderate-severe lung disease based on results from pulmonary function tests and SSc severity scale...
March 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
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/28301535/quantitative-assessment-of-pulmonary-alveolar-proteinosis-pap-with-ultra-dose-ct-and-correlation-with-pulmonary-function-tests-pfts
#10
Xin Sui, Qianni Du, Kai-Feng Xu, Xinlun Tian, Lan Song, Xiao Wang, Xiaoli Xu, Zixing Wang, Yuyan Wang, Jun Gu, Wei Song, Zhengyu Jin
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether ultra-low-dose chest computed tomography (CT) can be used for visual assessment of CT features in patients with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) and to evaluate the relationship between the quantitative analysis of the ultra-low-dose CT scans and the pulmonary function tests (PFTs). METHODS: Thirty-eight patients (mean [SD] age, 44.47 [12.28] years; 29 males, 9 females) with PAP were enrolled and subjected to two scans each with low-dose CT (reference parameters: 120 kV and 50 mAs) and ultra-low-dose CT (reference parameters, 80 kV, 25 mAs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301050/addition-of-anti-leukotriene-agents-to-inhaled-corticosteroids-for-adults-and-adolescents-with-persistent-asthma
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Bhupendrasinh F Chauhan, Maya M Jeyaraman, Amrinder Singh Mann, Justin Lys, Ahmed M Abou-Setta, Ryan Zarychanski, Francine M Ducharme
BACKGROUND: Asthma management guidelines recommend low-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) as first-line therapy for adults and adolescents with persistent asthma. The addition of anti-leukotriene agents to ICS offers a therapeutic option in cases of suboptimal control with daily ICS. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of anti-leukotriene agents added to ICS compared with the same dose, an increased dose or a tapering dose of ICS (in both arms) for adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older with persistent asthma...
March 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300524/predicting-pulmonary-function-from-phone-sensors
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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/28298960/lung-volume-reduction-coils-as-a-novel-bronchoscopic-treatment-for-emphysema
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Timothy A Connolly
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite regular advances in pharmacology, there remains great potential for addressing structural deficiencies, especially in emphysema. The loss of alveolar attachments to small bronchial tubes results in diffuse loss of elastic recoil and airway collapse during exhalation. This appears physiologically as hyperinflation of lung volumes with flattened diaphragms and significantly elevated residual volumes (RV) on pulmonary function testing (predicted RV > 175%)...
October 2016: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298912/heterologous-matrix-metalloproteinase-gene-promoter-activity-allows-in-vivo-real-time-imaging-of-bleomycin-induced-lung-fibrosis-in-transiently-transgenized-mice
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Fabio Franco Stellari, Francesca Ruscitti, Daniela Pompilio, Francesca Ravanetti, Giulia Tebaldi, Francesca Macchi, Andrea Elizabeth Verna, Gino Villetti, Gaetano Donofrio
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a very common interstitial lung disease derived from chronic inflammatory insults, characterized by massive scar tissue deposition that causes the progressive loss of lung function and subsequent death for respiratory failure. Bleomycin is used as the standard agent to induce experimental pulmonary fibrosis in animal models for the study of its pathogenesis. However, to visualize the establishment of lung fibrosis after treatment, the animal sacrifice is necessary. Thus, the aim of this study was to avoid this limitation by using an innovative approach based on a double bleomycin treatment protocol, along with the in vivo images analysis of bleomycin-treated mice...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298897/plasma-ghrelin-levels-are-associated-with-anorexia-but-not-cachexia-in-patients-with-nsclc
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Susanne Blauwhoff-Buskermolen, Jacqueline A E Langius, Annemieke C Heijboer, Annemarie Becker, Marian A E de van der Schueren, Henk M W Verheul
Background and Aims: The ghrelin receptor is one of the new therapeutic targets in the cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome. Previous studies revealed that plasma ghrelin levels were high in patients with anorexia nervosa and low in obese subjects. We studied to what extent ghrelin levels are related with anorexia and cachexia in patients with cancer. Materials and Methods: Fasted ghrelin levels were determined as well as anorexia and cachexia in patients with stage III/IV non-small cell lung cancer before chemotherapy...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296233/sustained-response-to-standard-dose-osimertinib-in-a-patient-with-plasma-t790m-positive-leptomeningeal-metastases-from-primary-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Oscar Siu-Hong Chan, Warren Kam-Wing Leung, Rebecca Mei-Wan Yeung
A 44-year-old male, never smoker, suffers from stage IV adenocarcinoma of the right lung with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon-21 L858R point mutation on initial presentation. After 23 months of treatment with gefitinib, intercalated with multiple courses of radiotherapy, leptomeningeal metastases (LMs) developed. Acquired T790M mutation was confirmed by the droplet digital polymerase chain reaction plasma EGFR test. After switching to osimertinib at the standard dose, his neurocognitive function improved clinically, coupled with sustained radiological improvement...
March 15, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295526/pharmacological-treatments-in-asthma-affected-horses-a-pair-wise-and-network-meta-analysis
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L Calzetta, P Roncada, D di Cave, L Bonizzi, A Urbani, E Pistocchini, P Rogliani, M G Matera
BACKGROUND: Equine asthma is a disease characterised by reversible airflow obstruction, bronchial hyperresponsiveness and airway inflammation following exposure of susceptible horses to specific airborne agents. Although clinical remission can be achieved in a low-airborne dust environment, repeated exacerbations may lead to irreversible airway remodelling. The available data on the pharmacotherapy of equine asthma results from several small studies, and no head-to-head clinical trials have been conducted among the available medications...
March 10, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294357/expression-of-factors-involved-in-dental-pulp-physiopathological-processes-by-nemotic-human-pulpal-fibroblasts
#18
J Le Clerc, S Tricot-Doleux, P Pellen-Mussi, M Pérard, S Jeanne, F Pérez
AIM: To investigate in human pulp fibroblasts (HDPF) the expression of factors involved in dental pulp physiopathological processes and in an experimental model of cell activation called nemosis, and to compare the behaviour of pulp cell activation with sound lung fibroblasts MRC5, employed as a reference model for nemosis. METHODOLOGY: Nemotic response was induced in 3-dimensional cultures of HDPF and lung fibroblasts. The expressions of molecules involved in physiological (alkaline phosphatase, type I collagen) and in inflammatory processes (IL-6, CXCL8, CCL20, COX-2) were studied using real-time PCR...
March 10, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294159/to-find-a-better-dosimetric-parameter-in-the-predicting-of-radiation-induced-lung-toxicity-individually-ventilation-perfusion-or-ct-based
#19
Lin-Lin Xiao, Guoren Yang, Jinhu Chen, Xiaohui Wang, Qingwei Wu, Zongwei Huo, Qingxi Yu, Jinming Yu, Shuanghu Yuan
This study aimed to find a better dosimetric parameter in predicting of radiation-induced lung toxicity (RILT) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) individually: ventilation(V), perfusion (Q) or computerized tomography (CT) based. V/Q single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) was performed within 1 week prior to radiotherapy (RT). All V/Q imaging data was integrated into RT planning system, generating functional parameters based on V/Q SPECT. Fifty-seven NSCLC patients were enrolled in this prospective study...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293731/physical-function-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-undergoing-surgical-treatment-for-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
#20
Takashi Tanaka, Shinichiro Morishita, Masaki Hashimoto, Yusuke Itani, Satoshi Mabuchi, Norihiko Kodama, Seiki Hasegawa, Kazuhisa Domen
INTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare cancer that affects the thin cell wall lining of internal organs and structures. Studies have shown that patients with lung cancer have decreased pulmonary function and exercise capacity after pneumonectomy. However, to date, physical function and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in surgically treated MPM patients have not been evaluated in detail. The aim of this study was to assess physical function and HRQOL of MPM patients following pleurectomy/decortication (P/D)...
March 14, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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