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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775687/effects-of-bronchodilation-on-biomarkers-of-peripheral-airway-inflammation-in-copd
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Pierachille Santus, Dejan Radovanovic, Susanna Mascetti, Alessia Pauletti, Vincenzo Valenti, Marco Mantero, Alberto Papi, Marco Contoli
Peripheral airway inflammation and dysfunction are key elements in the pathogenesis of COPD. The exhaled alveolar fraction of nitric oxide (CANO) is an indirect biomarker of lung peripheral inflammation. We tested whether inhaled long-acting bronchodilators (LABA) can affect CANO and we evaluated correlations with lung mechanics in patients with COPD. Two-centre, randomised, double blind, crossover study including COPD patients with moderate-to-severe airflow obstruction. Following a pharmacological washout, multi-flow exhaled fraction of NO (FENO), plethysmography, lung diffusion (DLCO), single breath nitrogen washout test and dyspnoea were measured in a crossover manner at baseline and 30, 60 and 180 minutes following administration of salmeterol (Sal) or formoterol fumarate (FF)...
May 15, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771274/identification-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-axes-that-predict-all-cause-mortality-the-copdgene-study
#2
Gregory L Kinney, Stephanie A Santorico, Kendra A Young, Michael H Cho, Peter J Castaldi, Raul San José Estépar, James C Ross, Jennifer G Dy, Barry J Make, Elizabeth A Regan, David A Lynch, Douglas C Everett, Sharon M Lutz, Edwin K Silverman, George R Washko, James D Crapo, John E Hokanson
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a syndrome caused by damage to the lungs resulting in decreased pulmonary function and reduced structural integrity. Pulmonary function testing (PFT) is currently used to diagnose and stratify COPD into severity groups and chest computed tomography (CT) imaging is often used to assess structural changes in the lungs. We hypothesized that the combination of PFT and CT phenotypes would provide a more powerful tool for assessing underlying morphologic differences associated with pulmonary function in COPD than PFT alone...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770791/effects-of-laparoscopic-and-conventional-methods-on-lung-functions-in-colorectal-surgery
#3
Sebahattin Celik, Eyüp M Yılmaz
BACKGROUND We aimed to compare the lung functions, complication rates, and durations of the hospital and intensive care unit stays of patients who had undergone laparoscopic colorectal resection and open colorectal resection. MATERIAL AND METHODS In this study, data were collected prospectively and then evaluated retrospectively. The study was carried out between January 2015 and November 2016 in 2 university hospitals. Pulmonary function tests (PFT) and chest radiography were performed in all patients preoperatively...
May 17, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770131/real-time-tracking-of-ex-vivo-expanded-natural-killer-cells-toward-human-triple-negative-breast-cancers
#4
Tung Nguyen Thanh Uong, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Sung-Ja Ahn, Kyung Won Kim, Jung-Joon Min, Hoon Hyun, Mee Sun Yoon
Introduction: Ex vivo -expanded natural killer (NK) cells are a potential candidate for cancer immunotherapy based on high cytotoxicity against malignant tumor cells. However, a limited understanding of the migration of activated NK cells toward solid tumors is a critical dilemma in the development of effective and adoptive NK cell-based immunotherapy. Methods: Ex vivo -expanded NK cells from healthy donors were stained with near-infrared fluorophores at different concentrations...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769485/changes-of-peak-expiratory-flow-rate-in-adult-asthmatic-patient
#5
S Nasreen, A Nessa, F Islam, A Khanam, R Sultana, R Rahman, M Hossain
Asthma is a common pulmonary disorder characterizerized by airway inflammation, airway- hyper reactivity, and reversible airflow obstruction. The classic triad of symptoms is wheezing, chronic episodic dyspnea and chronic cough. The prevalence of asthma increased steadily over the latter part of the last century, first in the developed and then in the developing world. The number of people with asthma in the world may be as high as 334 million. Asthma in Bangladesh appears to be a substantial public health problem: an estimated 11...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769294/pulmonary-function-tests-as-outcomes-for-systemic-sclerosis-interstitial-lung-disease
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REVIEW
Melissa Caron, Sabrina Hoa, Marie Hudson, Kevin Schwartzman, Russell Steele
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in systemic sclerosis (SSc). We performed a systematic review to characterise the use and validation of pulmonary function tests (PFTs) as surrogate markers for systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD) progression.Five electronic databases were searched to identify all relevant studies. Included studies either used at least one PFT measure as a longitudinal outcome for SSc-ILD progression ( i.e. outcome studies) and/or reported at least one classical measure of validity for the PFTs in SSc-ILD ( i...
June 30, 2018: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768275/predictive-factors-for-the-long-term-deterioration-of-pulmonary-function-in-interstitial-lung-disease-associated-with-anti-aminoacyl-trna-synthetase-antibodies
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Hideaki Yamakawa, Eri Hagiwara, Hideya Kitamura, Tae Iwasawa, Ryota Otoshi, Naoto Aiko, Takuma Katano, Ryota Shintani, Satoshi Ikeda, Ryo Okuda, Akimasa Sekine, Tomohisa Baba, Shinichiro Iso, Kazuyoshi Kuwano, Shinji Sato, Takashi Ogura
BACKGROUND: Little has been reported on long-term pulmonary function trends among patients with interstitial lung disease associated with anti-aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase antibodies (ARS-ILD). OBJECTIVES: To clarify the factors predictive of progression in ARS-ILD based on patients' initial clinical and radiological features. METHODS: The clinical courses of 88 patients with > 1 year of follow-up data on pulmonary function tests (PFTs) were retrospectively analyzed...
May 16, 2018: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766735/-a-case-of-post-intubation-tracheal-stenosis-mimicking-bronchial-asthma-case-report
#8
Monika Šatánková, Kristián Brat, Zdeněk Merta, Miloš Šteffl
Postintubation tracheal stenosis (PITS) is one of the most frequent causes of lower airways obstruction. Usually, PITS is the consequence of prolonged intubation period, but may occur also after short-term intubation. Diagnosis may be difficult if stridor is not present and the post-extubation period is many years long. Bronchoscopy and CT scanning are the diagnostic gold standard. In some cases, lung function tests may also be helpful. Treatment options include conservative treatment, surgery and endoscopic methods...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765925/decline-in-pulmonary-function-tests-after-menopause
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Jyoti Memoalia, Batul Anjum, Navinderpal Singh, Mrityunjay Gupta
Objectives: Menopause is the permanent cessation of menstruation resulting from the loss of ovarian follicular activity. There is limited and conflicting evidence for an association between lung function and menopause. The purpose of this study is to evaluate Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) in postmenopausal women. Methods: Digital Spirometer was used to measure PFTs in premenopausal (n = 49) and postmenopausal (n = 46) women. Results: Significant decline in many PFT parameters was observed...
April 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765429/the-potentials-and-caveats-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-based-therapies-in-the-preterm-infant
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REVIEW
Judith Gronbach, Tayyab Shahzad, Sarah Radajewski, Cho-Ming Chao, Saverio Bellusci, Rory E Morty, Tobias Reicherzer, Harald Ehrhardt
Preponderance of proinflammatory signals is a characteristic feature of all acute and resulting long-term morbidities of the preterm infant. The proinflammatory actions are best characterized for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) which is the chronic lung disease of the preterm infant with lifelong restrictions of pulmonary function and severe consequences for psychomotor development and quality of life. Besides BPD, the immature brain, eye, and gut are also exposed to inflammatory injuries provoked by infection, mechanical ventilation, and oxygen toxicity...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765200/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-crth2-antagonist-azd1981-as-add-on-therapy-to-inhaled-corticosteroids-and-long-acting-%C3%AE-2-agonists-in-patients-with-atopic-asthma
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Eric D Bateman, Christopher O'Brien, Paul Rugman, Sally Luke, Stefan Ivanov, Mohib Uddin
Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of AZD1981, a potent, specific antagonist of the CRTh2 receptor, as add-on therapy to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and long-acting β2 -agonists (LABA), in patients with persistent asthma with an allergic component. Patients and methods: In this placebo-controlled, parallel-group Phase IIb study, patients with persistent atopic asthma on ICS and LABA were randomized to receive 12 weeks of treatment with placebo or AZD1981 (80 mg daily, 200 mg daily, and 10 mg, 40 mg, 100 mg, or 400 mg twice daily [BID])...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764507/aldolase-a-promotes-proliferation-and-g-1-s-transition-via-the-egfr-mapk-pathway-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#12
Hailu Fu, Huijun Gao, Xiaoyu Qi, Lei Zhao, Donghua Wu, Yuxin Bai, Huimin Li, Xuan Liu, Jun Hu, Shujuan Shao
BACKGROUND: Our previous study demonstrated that aldolase A (ALDOA) is overexpressed in clinical human lung squamous cell carcinoma and that ALDOA promotes epithelial-mesenchymal transition and tumorigenesis. The present study aimed to explore the function of ALDOA in the modulation of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) proliferation and cell cycle progression and the potential mechanism. METHODS: ALDOA was knocked down by short hairpin RNA in H520 and H1299 cells...
May 8, 2018: Cancer communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761224/cardiopulmonary-factors-affecting-6-min-walk-distance-in-patients-with-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
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Naoki Mugii, Fujiko Someya
Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies involve skeletal muscles and can be associated with interstitial lung disease and/or heart dysfunction, which may reduce exercise capacity. We aimed to clarify cardiopulmonary factors affecting the 6-min walk distance in patients who were able to walk without leg pain or fatigue. Twenty-three patients with inactive adult idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, and 18 age- and gender-matched healthy controls were evaluated for hemodynamic responses using noninvasive impedance cardiography during the 6-min walk test...
May 14, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760799/hepatotoxicity-in-advanced-lung-adenocarcinoma-a-retrospective-study-of-2108-cases
#14
Jie Qian, Xueyan Zhang, Bo Zhang, Ping Gu, Lin Wang, Baohui Han
The study aimed to identify the risk factors and frequency of hepatotoxicity in patients with advanced lung adenocarcinoma. Liver function tests were documented in 2108 patients with advanced (IIIB/IV) lung adenocarcinoma at a single institution who received first line platinum-based doublet chemotherapy. Hepatotoxicity was graded according to the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE), version 4.0. Risk factors for hepatotoxicity were assessed using logistic regression analysis. Differences in hepatotoxicity between pemetrexed and non-pemetrexed regimens were evaluated after propensity score matching...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758336/grand-rounds-hepatic-manifestations-of-telomere-biology-disorders
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REVIEW
Mrinal M Patnaik, Patrick S Kamath, Douglas A Simonetto
Clinical Case A 51 year old Caucasian male was referred for evaluation of variceal bleeding. Laboratory tests were remarkable for mild thrombocytopenia and moderate alkaline phosphatase elevation. Synthetic liver function was well preserved. Abdominal computed tomography scan revealed moderate splenomegaly, gastric varices, and normal hepatic contour. A transjugular liver biopsy was performed revealing findings of nodular regenerative hyperplasia (NRH) with no significant fibrosis or necroinflammatory activity...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758177/the-efficacy-of-antenatal-steroid-therapy-is-dependent-on-the-duration-of-low-concentration-fetal-exposure-evidence-from-a-sheep-model-of-pregnancy
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Matthew W Kemp, Masatoshi Saito, Haruo Usuda, Shimpei Watanabe, Shinichi Sato, Takushi Hanita, Yusaku Kumagai, Timothy J Molloy, Michael Clarke, Peter J Eddershaw, Gabrielle C Musk, Augusto Schmidt, Demelza Ireland, Lucy Furfaro, Matthew S Payne, John P Newnham, Alan H Jobe
OBJECTIVE: Antenatal corticosteroids (ANS) are among the most important and widely used interventions to improve outcomes for preterm infants. ANS dosing regimens remain un-optimized and without maternal weight-adjusted dosing. We, and others, have hypothesised that once a low concentration of materno-fetal steroid exposure is achieved and maintained, the duration of the steroid exposure determines treatment efficacy. Using a sheep model of pregnancy, we tested the relationship between steroid dose, and duration of exposure, and treatment efficacy...
May 9, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758095/reuse-of-public-genome-wide-murine-eosinophil-expression-data-for-hypotheses-development
#17
Jillian O Grace, Astha Malik, Hadar Reichman, Ariel Munitz, Artem Barski, Patricia C Fulkerson
The eosinophil (Eos) surface phenotype and activation state is altered after recruitment into tissues and after exposure to pro-inflammatory cytokines. In addition, distinct Eos functional subsets have been described, suggesting that tissue-specific responses for Eos contribute to organ homeostasis. Understanding the mechanisms by which Eos subsets achieve their tissue-specific identity is currently an unmet goal for the eosinophil research community. Publicly archived expression data can be used to answer original questions, test and generate new hypotheses, and serve as a launching point for experimental design...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757823/reliability-validity-and-responsiveness-of-the-incremental-shuttle-walk-test-in-patients-with-interstitial-lung-disease
#18
Sumedha Singh, Jamal Ali Moiz, Mir Shad Ali, Deepak Talwar
PURPOSE: To determine the reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the incremental shuttle walk test (ISWT) in patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD). METHODS: This was a cross-sectional longitudinal study. Patients (n = 27, 10 males; mean age ± SD, 61 ± 9.8 y) with ILD of any etiology, who participated in an outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) program, were recruited. Reliability was determined by comparing the distance covered in meters between the ISWT-1 and the ISWT-2...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756124/functional-promoter-rs189037-variant-of-atm-is-associated-with-decrease-in-lung-diffusing-capacity-after-irradiation-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#19
Jose Luis Lopez Guerra, Yi-Peng Song, Quynh-Nhu Nguyen, Daniel R Gomez, Zhongxing Liao, Ting Xu
Objective: Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the ataxia telangiectasia-mutated gene ATM have been linked with pneumonitis after radiotherapy for lung cancer but have not been evaluated in terms of pulmonary function impairment. Here we investigated potential associations between SNPs in ATM and changes in diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after radiotherapy. Methods: From November 1998 through June 2009, 448 consecutive patients with inoperable primary NSCLC underwent definitive (≥60 Gy) radiotherapy, with or without chemotherapy...
March 2018: Chronic Diseases and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755809/a-12-week-randomized-parallel-group-phase-iii-study-comparing-the-efficacy-of-once-daily-budesonide-formoterol-turbuhaler-160-4-5-%C3%AE-g-d-with-twice-daily-budesonide-400-%C3%AE-g-d-during-the-step-down-period-in-well-controlled-asthma
#20
Narongwit Nakwan, Thitima Perkleang, Thanida Tamsawai, Pattarawadee Taptawee, Sirikade Usaha
OBJECTIVES: Budesonide/formoterol fumarate (BUD/FF) is recommended in the stepwise management of uncontrolled asthma, but data on a once-daily dose of this medication in a step-down period are lacking. We aimed to compare BUD/FF and BUD in terms of the changes in asthma control scores and lung functions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This 12-week, randomized, parallel-group, single-center, open-label study was conducted in well-controlled asthmatic patients receiving twice-daily BUD/FF (160/4...
April 2018: Turkish Thoracic Journal
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