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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932239/the-therapeutic-effect-of-rosuvastatin-and-propylthiouracil-on-ameliorating-high-cholesterol-diet-induced-rabbit-aortic-atherosclerosis-and-stiffness
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Pao-Yuan Lin, Fan-Yen Lee, Christopher Glenn Wallace, Kuan-Hung Chen, Gour-Shenq Kao, Pei-Hsun Sung, Sarah Chua, Sheung-Fat Ko, Yung-Lung Chen, Shun-Cheng Wu, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Hon-Kan Yip, Pei-Lin Shao
BACKGROUND: We tested the hypothesis that arteriosclerosis-augmented aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) and -impaired vasorelaxation were attenuated by rosuvastatin (Rosu) and propylthiouracil (PTU) therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-two New Zealand rabbits were equally divided into group 1 (sham-control), group 2 [high-cholesterol-diet (HCD) for 8weeks], group 3 [HCD-Rosu (20mg/kg/day administration after 4-week HFD for 4weeks)], and group 4 [HCD-PTU (0.1% PTU in drinking water), the treatment course as group 3]...
September 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932068/rovalpituzumab-tesirine-a-dll3-targeted-antibody-drug-conjugate-in-recurrent-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-first-in-human-first-in-class-open-label-phase-1-study
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Charles M Rudin, M Catherine Pietanza, Todd M Bauer, Neal Ready, Daniel Morgensztern, Bonnie S Glisson, Lauren A Byers, Melissa L Johnson, Howard A Burris, Francisco Robert, Tae H Han, Sheila Bheddah, Noah Theiss, Sky Watson, Deepan Mathur, Bharathi Vennapusa, Hany Zayed, Satwant Lally, Donald K Strickland, Ramaswamy Govindan, Scott J Dylla, Stanford L Peng, David R Spigel
BACKGROUND: Rovalpituzumab tesirine is a first-in-class antibody-drug conjugate directed against delta-like protein 3 (DLL3), a novel target identified in tumour-initiating cells and expressed in more than 80% of patients with small-cell lung cancer. We aimed to assess the safety and activity of rovalpituzumab tesirine in patients who progressed after one or more previous regimen. METHODS: We conducted a phase 1 open-label study at ten cancer centres in the USA...
December 2, 2016: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931609/clinical-and-biological-insights-into-combined-post-and-pre-capillary-pulmonary-hypertension
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Tufik R Assad, Anna R Hemnes, Emma K Larkin, Andrew M Glazer, Meng Xu, Quinn S Wells, Eric H Farber-Eger, Quanhu Sheng, Yu Shyr, Frank E Harrell, John H Newman, Evan L Brittain
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a common and morbid complication of left heart disease with 2 subtypes: isolated post-capillary pulmonary hypertension (Ipc-PH) and combined post-capillary and pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension (Cpc-PH). Little is known about the clinical or physiological characteristics that distinguish these 2 subphenotypes or if Cpc-PH shares molecular similarities to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to test the hypothesis that the hemodynamic and genetic profile of Cpc-PH would more closely resemble PAH than Ipc-PH...
December 13, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931294/long-term-outcome-after-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-asthma-admissions
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Ibrahim Abu-Kishk, Sharon Polakow-Farkash, Arnon Elizur
BACKGROUND: Patients with asthma admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) are often found to have had previous severe asthma exacerbations. OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate the outcome of children after PICU admission. METHODS: Patients, ages 218 years, admitted to the PICU at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center over a 10-year period were assessed at a mean of 10 years after their admission and compared with matched patients admitted to the pediatric ward...
November 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931086/liver-involvement-in-patients-with-pizz-emphysema-candidates-for-lung-transplantation
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Lise Morer, Laurence Choudat, Gaelle Dauriat, Francois Durand, Dominique Cazals-Hatem, Gabriel Thabut, Olivier Brugière, Yves Castier, Hervé Mal
Information about the prevalence and nature of liver disorders in adults with alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency is scarce. At our center, systematic liver biopsy screening is part of the evaluation before lung transplantation (LT) in the emphysema patients with the PiZZ phenotype. Our aim was to report our experience with this prospective screening. Clinical, liver function and imaging parameters as well as liver histology data were analyzed for 23 consecutive adult patients with PiZZ severe emphysema referred to our center for consideration of LT from 2006 to 2014...
December 8, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930727/airway-microbiota-in-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-from-clinically-well-infants-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Theresa A Laguna, Brandie D Wagner, Cynthia B Williams, Mark J Stevens, Charles E Robertson, Cole W Welchlin, Catherine E Moen, Edith T Zemanick, Jonathan K Harris
BACKGROUND: Upper airway cultures guide the identification and treatment of lung pathogens in infants with cystic fibrosis (CF); however, this may not fully reflect the spectrum of bacteria present in the lower airway. Our objectives were to characterize the airway microbiota using bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) from asymptomatic CF infants during the first year of life and to investigate the relationship between BALF microbiota, standard culture and clinical characteristics. METHODS: BALF, nasopharyngeal (NP) culture and infant pulmonary function testing data were collected at 6 months and one year of age during periods of clinical stability from infants diagnosed with CF by newborn screening...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929242/community-acquired-pneumonia-in-adults-diagnosis-and-management
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Alexander Kaysin, Anthony J Viera
Community-acquired pneumonia is a leading cause of death. Risk factors include older age and medical comorbidities. Diagnosis is suggested by a history of cough, dyspnea, pleuritic pain, or acute functional or cognitive decline, with abnormal vital signs (e.g., fever, tachycardia) and lung examination findings. Diagnosis should be confirmed by chest radiography or ultrasonography. Validated prediction scores for pneumonia severity can guide the decision between outpatient and inpatient therapy. Using procalcitonin as a biomarker for severe infection may further assist with risk stratification...
November 1, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925582/remote-depth-based-lung-function-assessment
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Vahid Soleimani, Majid Mirmehdi, Dima Damen, James Dodd, Sion Hannuna, Charles Sharp, Massimo Camplani, Jason Viner
OBJECTIVE: We propose a remote, non-invasive approach to develop Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) using a depth sensor. METHOD: After generating a point cloud from scene depth values, we construct a 3D model of the subject's chest. Then, by estimating the chest volume variation throughout a sequence, we generate volume-time and flow-time data for two prevalent spirometry tests: Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) and Slow Vital Capacity (SVC). Tidal volume and main effort sections of volume-time data are analysed and calibrated separately to remove the effects of a subject's torso motion...
December 1, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925430/pulmonary-hypertension-as-estimated-by-doppler-echocardiography-in-adolescent-and-adult-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-and-their-relationship-with-clinical-lung-function-and-sleep-findings
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Bruna Ziegler, Christiano Perin, Fernanda Cano Casarotto, Simone Chaves Fagondes, Sérgio Saldanha Menna-Barreto, Paulo de Tarso Roth Dalcin
BACKGROUND: In cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, end stage of pulmonary disease is characterized by pulmonary hypertension (PH), hypoxemia, decrease in exercise tolerance and sleep quality. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between clinical, lung function, sleep quality and polysomnographic variables with PH in CF patients aged 16 years or older. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 51 clinically stable CF patients underwent a clinical evaluation, an overnight polysomnography and answered sleep questionnaires (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index - PSQI and Epworth sleepiness scale - ESS)...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923983/sex-differences-in-function-and-structure-of-the-quadriceps-muscle-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients
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Pilar Ausín, Juana Martínez-Llorens, Marina Sabaté-Bresco, Carme Casadevall, Esther Barreiro, Joaquim Gea
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complex disorder with extrapulmonary manifestations. Even though there is some knowledge regarding sex differences in the lung disease, little is known about extrapulmonary manifestations. Our aim was to analyze the specific profile of muscle dysfunction, structure, and biology in COPD women. Twenty-one women and 19 men with stable COPD as well as 15 controls were included. Nutritional status, physical activity, lung and muscle function, exercise capacity, and quality of life were assessed...
December 6, 2016: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920537/factors-related-to-depression-and-anxiety-in-adults-with-bronchiectasis
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Elif Yelda Özgün Niksarlioglu, Gülcihan Özkan, Gülşah Günlüoğlu, Mehmet Atilla Uysal, Sule Gül, Lütfiye Kilic, Ayse Yeter, Güngör Çamsarı
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic lung diseases frequently have depressive and anxiety symptoms, but there are very few studies looking at this in patients with bronchiectasis. AIM: This study aimed to investigate depression and anxiety and related factors among patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study of 133 patients with bronchiectasis. Patients with confirmed diagnosis of bronchiectasis with high-resolution computed tomography were enrolled in the study...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920514/usefulness-of-the-6-minute-walk-test-as-a-screening-test-for-pulmonary-arterial-enlargement-in-copd
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Yutaro Oki, Masahiro Kaneko, Yukari Fujimoto, Hideki Sakai, Shogo Misu, Yuji Mitani, Takumi Yamaguchi, Hisafumi Yasuda, Akira Ishikawa
PURPOSE: Pulmonary hypertension and exercise-induced oxygen desaturation (EID) influence acute exacerbation of COPD. Computed tomography (CT)-detected pulmonary artery (PA) enlargement is independently associated with acute COPD exacerbations. Associations between PA to aorta (PA:A) ratio and EID in patients with COPD have not been reported. We hypothesized that the PA:A ratio correlated with EID and that results of the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) would be useful for predicting the risk associated with PA:A >1...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919213/characteristics-and-performance-of-flurbiprofen-8-75-mg-spray-for-sore-throat
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David Veale, Adrian Shephard, Verity Adams, Charlotte Lidster
BACKGROUND: Sore throat sprays provide targeted relief by delivering the active ingredient directly to the site of pain. Although there are several throat sprays available, they vary with respect to the spray characteristics, thus affecting delivery of the active ingredient to the throat as well as more functional attributes of the product, which have the potential to impact compliance. OBJECTIVE: The characteristics and performance of flurbiprofen 8.75 mg sore throat spray were compared with 12 other sprays...
December 5, 2016: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917292/deep-resequencing-of-cftr-in-762-f508del-homozygotes-reveals-clusters-of-non-coding-variants-associated-with-cystic-fibrosis-disease-traits
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Briana Vecchio-Pagán, Scott M Blackman, Melissa Lee, Melis Atalar, Matthew J Pellicore, Rhonda G Pace, Arianna L Franca, Karen S Raraigh, Neeraj Sharma, Michael R Knowles, Garry R Cutting
Extensive phenotypic variability is commonly observed in individuals with Mendelian disorders, even among those with identical genotypes in the disease-causing gene. To determine whether variants within and surrounding CFTR contribute to phenotypic variability in cystic fibrosis (CF), we performed deep sequencing of CFTR in 762 patients homozygous for the common CF-causing variant, F508del. In phase 1, ~200 kb encompassing CFTR and extending 10 kb 5' and 5 kb 3' of the gene was sequenced in 486 F508del homozygotes selected from the extremes of sweat chloride concentration...
2016: Human Genome Variation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916032/-lung-transplantation-for-phase-%C3%A2-silicosis-a-series-of-32-cases
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W J Mao, J Y Chen, M F Zheng, R Chen, Y J He, F Liu, S G Ye, R G Lu
Objective: To evaluate the effect of lung transplantation for phase Ⅲ silicosis. Methods: From September 2002 to September 2015, 32 patients with end-stage silicosis underwent lung transplantation at Department of Thoracic Surgery, Affiliated Wuxi People's Hospital, Nanjing Medical University. There were 29 male and 3 female patients aged from 24 to 63 years. Thirty-two patients were diagnosed as phase Ⅲ silicosis by the local occupational disease prevention and control center. Fifteen patients were type Ⅰ respiratory failure and 17 patients were type Ⅱ...
December 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915187/dose-response-models-and-a-quantitative-microbial-risk-assessment-framework-for-the-mycobacterium-avium-complex-that-account-for-recent-developments-in-molecular-biology-taxonomy-and-epidemiology
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REVIEW
Kerry A Hamilton, Mark H Weir, Charles N Haas
Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is a group of environmentally-transmitted pathogens of great public health importance. This group is known to be harbored, amplified, and selected for more human-virulent characteristics by amoeba species in aquatic biofilms. However, a quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) has not been performed due to the lack of dose response models resulting from significant heterogeneity within even a single species or subspecies of MAC, as well as the range of human susceptibilities to mycobacterial disease...
November 24, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913735/preoperative-pulmonary-rehabilitation-for-marginal-function-lung-cancer-patients
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Asra Hashmi, Frank A Baciewicz, Ayman O Soubani, Shirish M Gadgeel
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of preoperative pulmonary rehabilitation in lung cancer patients undergoing pulmonary resection surgery with marginal lung function. METHODS: Short-term outcomes of 42 patients with forced expiratory volume in 1 s < 1.6 L who underwent lung resection between 01/2006 and 12/2010 were reviewed retrospectively. They were divided into group A (no preoperative pulmonary rehabilitation) and group B (receiving pulmonary rehabilitation)...
December 2, 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912974/pulmonary-function-and-nutritional-morbidity-in-children-and-adolescents-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Beth Haliburton, Marialena Mouzaki, Monping Chiang, Vikki Scaini, Margaret Marcon, Wenming Duan, David Wilson, Priscilla Pl Chiu, Theo J Moraes
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is common among congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) survivors and may result from elevated respiratory effort. We evaluated body mass index (BMI), measured resting energy expenditure (mREE) and pulmonary function test (PFT) results in children and adolescents with CDH to determine if there is a correlation. METHODS: With ethics approval (REB# 1000035323), anthropometrics, indirect calorimetry (IC) results and PFTs were collected from patients 5-17years of age during CDH clinic visits between 2000 and 2016...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912964/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-herbal-formula-buzhong-yiqi-tang-for-stable-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Yuanbin Chen, Johannah Linda Shergis, Lei Wu, Xuhua Yu, Qigang Zeng, Yinji Xu, Xinfeng Guo, Anthony Lin Zhang, Charlie Changli Xue, Lin Lin
OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate the efficacy and safety of Buzhong Yiqi Tang (BZYQT) for stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: Three electronic English databases (PubMed, EMBASE and CENTRAL) and four Chinese databases (CBM, CNKI, CQVIP and WFMO) were searched from their inceptions until 30th June 2016. Participants were diagnosed with COPD according to the Chinese Medical Association's COPD diagnosis and treatment guidelines or Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), and were in stable stage...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912950/a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-as-an-add-on-therapy-to-oral-montelukast-in-the-treatment-of-mild-persistent-asthma-in-children
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Pak-Hong Chan, Ching-Yee To, Eric Yat-Tung Chan, Handong Li, Xiuxia Zhang, Pok-Yu Chow, Po-Ling Liu, Shuk-Yu Leung, Chung-Hong Chan, Ka-Yan Chan, Johnny Yick-Chun Chan, Jonathan Pak-Heng Ng, Daniel Kwok-Keung Ng
OBJECTIVES: Traditional Chinese medicine are commonly used for treatment of asthma. However, there are only very limited data about its efficacy in children. Therefore, we aimed to determine the efficacy of augmented Yu Ping Feng San (aYPFS) as an add-on to oral montelukast compared with montelukast alone for treatment of mild persistent asthma in children. DESIGN: A single centre, placebo-controlled, double-blinded, randomized control trial was carried out. Participants with age 6-18 years who had mild persistent asthma were randomized according to random number list to receive either aYPFS plus montelukast for 24 weeks or placebo plus montelukast for 24 weeks...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
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