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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150410/lung-function-in-early-adulthood-and-health-in-later-life-a-transgenerational-cohort-analysis
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Alvar Agustí, Guillaume Noell, Josep Brugada, Rosa Faner
BACKGROUND: Early life events can affect health in later life. We hypothesised that low lung function (FEV1 <80% predicted) in early adulthood (25-40 years) is associated with higher prevalence and earlier incidence of respiratory, cardiovascular, and metabolic abnormalities, and premature death. METHODS: In this cohort analysis, we tested this hypothesis using data from the Framingham Offspring Cohort (FOC) and validated our observations in CARDIA (an independent cohort) and GenIII (which includes the direct descendants of FOC participants)...
November 14, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147472/recurrent-dyspnea-and-wheezing-pulmonary-function-test-and-dynamic-computed-tomography-may-unfold-the-diagnosis-of-tracheobronchomalacia
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REVIEW
Ashish Kumar Roy, Moni Roy, Ghaly Kerolus
Tracheomalacia patients often present with nonspecific symptoms like cough, wheezing and dyspnea. Tracheomalacia diagnosis is usually attributed to alternative common conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive lung disease. Certain maneuvers, like forced expiration, or recumbent position may elicit subtle signs of tracheomalacia. Ordering novel pulmonary function testing in sitting upright and supine positions may provide additional clues to suspect tracheomalacia, which can be confirmed by either dynamic chest tomography or bronchoscopy...
2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146723/nocturnal-serum-melatonin-levels-in-sulfur-mustard-exposed-patients-with-sleep-disorders
#3
Seyyedeh Soghra Mousavi, E Vahedi, M Shohrati, Y Panahi, S Parvin
BACKGROUND: Sulfur mustard (SM) exposure causes respiratory disorders, progressive deterioration in lung function and mortality in injured victims and poor sleep quality is one of the most common problems among SM-exposed patients. Since melatonin has a critical role in regulation of sleep and awareness, this study aimed to evaluate the serum melatonin levels in SM-injured subjects. METHODS: A total of 30 SM-exposed male patients and 10 controls was evaluated. Sleep quality was evaluated by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI); daytime sleepiness was measured by the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), and the risk of obstructive sleep apnoea was determined by the STOP-Bang questionnaire...
November 16, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146301/association-of-sputum-and-blood-eosinophil-concentrations-with-clinical-measures-of-copd-severity-an-analysis-of-the-spiromics-cohort
#4
Annette T Hastie, Fernando J Martinez, Jeffrey L Curtis, Claire M Doerschuk, Nadia N Hansel, Stephanie Christenson, Nirupama Putcha, Victor E Ortega, Xingnan Li, R Graham Barr, Elizabeth E Carretta, David J Couper, Christopher B Cooper, Eric A Hoffman, Richard E Kanner, Eric Kleerup, Wanda K O'Neal, Richard Paine, Stephen P Peters, Neil E Alexis, Prescott G Woodruff, MeiLan K Han, Deborah A Meyers, Eugene R Bleecker
BACKGROUND: Increased concentrations of eosinophils in blood and sputum in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have been associated with increased frequency of exacerbations, reduced lung function, and corticosteroid responsiveness. We aimed to assess whether high eosinophil concentrations in either sputum or blood are associated with a severe COPD phenotype, including greater exacerbation frequency, and whether blood eosinophils are predictive of sputum eosinophils. METHODS: We did a multicentre observational study analysing comprehensive baseline data from SPIROMICS in patients with COPD aged 40-80 years who had a smoking history of at least 20 pack-years, recruited from six clinical sites and additional subsites in the USA between Nov 12, 2010, and April 21, 2015...
November 13, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145499/clinical-tool-for-disease-phenotyping-in-granulomatous-lung-disease
#5
Lori J Silveira, Matthew Strand, Michael V Van Dyke, Margaret M Mroz, Anna V Faino, Dana M Dabelea, Lisa A Maier, Tasha E Fingerlin
BACKGROUND: Exposure to beryllium may lead to granuloma formation and fibrosis in those who develop chronic beryllium disease (CBD). Although disease presentation varies from mild to severe, little is known about CBD phenotypes. This study characterized CBD disease phenotypes using longitudinal measures of lung function. METHODS: Using a case-only study of 207 CBD subjects, subject-specific trajectories over time were estimated from longitudinal pulmonary function and exercise-tolerance tests...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145422/missense-mutation-at-cldn8-associated-with-a-high-plasma-interferon-gamma-inducible-protein-10-level-in-methadone-maintained-patients-with-urine-test-positive-for-morphine
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Tung-Hsia Liu, Ren-Hua Chung, Sheng-Chang Wang, Chiu-Ping Fang, Hsiao-Hui Tsou, Chia-Lung Shih, Hsiang-Wei Kuo, Yun Wang, Yu-Li Liu
We previously reported a high plasma chemokine interferon gamma-inducible protein 10 (IP-10) level and prolonged electrocardiography QT-interval in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) patients with HIV or HCV infection. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the genetic association of high plasma IP-10 level in the MMT patients. The gene-based and pathway-based association analyses were conducted using a genome-wide association study dataset in 344 MMT patients for identifying genes and pathways associated with plasma IP-10 level...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145289/mercury-poisoning-through-intravenous-administration-two-case-reports-with-literature-review
#7
Qiuying Lu, Zilong Liu, Xiaorui Chen
RATIONALE: Metallic mercury poisoning through intravenous injection is rare, especially for a homicide attempt. Diagnosis and treatment of the disease are challenging. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 34-year-old male presented with pyrexia, chill, fatigue, body aches, and pain of the dorsal aspect of right foot. Another case is that of a 29-year-old male who committed suicide by injecting himself metallic mercury 15 g intravenously and presented with dizzy, dyspnea, fatigue, sweatiness, and waist soreness...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145259/impulse-oscillometry-system-as-an-alternative-diagnostic-method-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#8
Xia Wei, Zhihong Shi, Yajuan Cui, Jiuyun Mi, Zhengquan Ma, Jingting Ren, Jie Li, Shudi Xu, Youmin Guo
We aimed to compare impulse oscillation system (IOS) and traditional pulmonary function tests (PFTs) for the assessment of the severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and to assess the use of IOS parameters to identify patients who were forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1)%pred < 50%.Patients with COPD (n = 215) were enrolled at the Ninth Hospital of Xi'an Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University between October 2014 and September 2016. All patients were assessed by traditional PFT and IOS...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143374/asthma-and-lung-function-in-adulthood-after-a-viral-wheezing-episode-in-early-childhood
#9
Katri Backman, Hertta Ollikainen, Eija Piippo-Savolainen, Kirsi Nuolivirta, Matti Korppi
BACKGROUND: Viral etiology of infection has a significant role in the long-term outcome of early-childhood wheezing. OBJECTIVE: This study examines asthma and lung function in adulthood after early-childhood wheezing induced by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and rhinovirus (RV). METHODS: A total of 100 children were hospitalized for a wheezing episode at less than 24 months of age from 1992 to 1993 in Kuopio University Hospital (Finland)...
November 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142028/high-baseline-serum-clara-cell-16-kda-predicts-subsequent-lung-disease-worsening-in-systemic-sclerosis
#10
Sébastien Rivière, Thong Hua-Huy, Kiet Phong Tiev, Jean Cabane, Anh Tuan Dinh-Xuan
OBJECTIVE: Clara cell secretory protein (CC16) is a sensitive marker of bronchial epithelial cell damage. The CC16 serum level is elevated in patients with pulmonary fibrosis, but its predictive value on lung disease progression has not yet been studied. We aimed to assess the value of serum CC16 concentration in predicting lung disease deterioration in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: We prospectively analyzed and followed 106 patients with SSc during a 4-year period for the risk of developing combined deleterious event, defined as a 10% decrease in total lung capacity or forced vital capacity from baseline, or death, according to serum CC16 at inclusion...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141316/-a-clinical-analysis-of-micafungin-treatment-of-pulmonary-invasive-fungal-infection-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-leukemia-or-post-hematopoietic-stem-cells-transplantation
#11
K Huang, K Y Qiu, L L Deng, J P Fang, Y Li, H X Guo, D H Zhou
Objective: To investigate the efficacy and safety of micafungin (MCF) for pulmonary invasive fungal disease (PIFD) in pediatric patients with acute leukemia or post hematopoietic stem cells transplantation. Method: Twenty-five neutropenic PIFD children with acute leukemia or post hematopoietic stem cells transplantation in Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University were selected from January 2012 to June 2015, including 12 males and 13 females, age range 2-15 (average 6.2±2.0) years. There were 12 cases of acute leukemia (AL) after chemotherapy, 4 cases of acute leukemia (AL) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) and 9 cases of β-thalassemia major after allo-HSCT...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140996/childhood-tuberculosis-is-associated-with-decreased-abundance-of-t-cell-gene-transcripts-and-impaired-t-cell-function
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Cheryl Hemingway, Maurice Berk, Suzanne T Anderson, Victoria J Wright, Shea Hamilton, Hariklia Eleftherohorinou, Myrsini Kaforou, Greg M Goldgof, Katy Hickman, Beate Kampmann, Johan Schoeman, Brian Eley, David Beatty, Sandra Pienaar, Mark P Nicol, Michael J Griffiths, Simon J Waddell, Sandra M Newton, Lachlan J Coin, David A Relman, Giovanni Montana, Michael Levin
The WHO estimates around a million children contract tuberculosis (TB) annually with over 80 000 deaths from dissemination of infection outside of the lungs. The insidious onset and association with skin test anergy suggests failure of the immune system to both recognise and respond to infection. To understand the immune mechanisms, we studied genome-wide whole blood RNA expression in children with TB meningitis (TBM). Findings were validated in a second cohort of children with TBM and pulmonary TB (PTB), and functional T-cell responses studied in a third cohort of children with TBM, other extrapulmonary TB (EPTB) and PTB...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140772/role-of-patient-coping-strategies-in-understanding-the-effects-of-early-palliative-care-on-quality-of-life-and-mood
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Joseph A Greer, Jamie M Jacobs, Areej El-Jawahri, Ryan D Nipp, Emily R Gallagher, William F Pirl, Elyse R Park, Alona Muzikansky, Juliet C Jacobsen, Vicki A Jackson, Jennifer S Temel
Purpose The early integration of oncology and palliative care (EIPC) improves quality of life (QOL) and mood for patients with advanced cancer. However, the mechanisms by which EIPC benefits these outcomes remain unclear. We therefore examined whether EIPC improved patients' coping strategies and if changes in coping accounted for intervention effects on QOL and depressive symptoms. Patients and Methods For this secondary analysis of an EIPC trial, we examined data from 350 patients with newly diagnosed incurable lung or GI cancer...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140739/cftr-genotype-and-maximal-exercise-capacity-in-cystic-fibrosis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Thomas Radtke, Helge Hebestreit, Sabina Gallati, Jane E Schneiderman, Julia Braun, Daniel Stevens, Erik Hj Hulzebos, Tim Takken, Steven R Boas, Don S Urquhart, Larry C Lands, Sergio Tejero, Aleksandar Sovtic, Tiffany Dwyer, Milos Petrovic, Ryan A Harris, Chantal Karila, Daniela Savi, Jakob Usemann, Meir Mei-Zahav, Elpis Hatziagorou, Felix Ratjen, Susi Kriemler
RATIONALE: Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is expressed in human skeletal muscle cells. Variations of CFTR dysfunction among patients with CF may present an important determinant of aerobic exercise capacity in CF. Previous studies on the relationship between CFTR genotype and aerobic exercise capacity are scarce and contradictory. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to explore factors influencing aerobic exercise capacity, expressed as peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak) with a specific focus on CFTR genotype in children and adults with CF...
November 15, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140133/ite-inhibits-growth-of-human-pulmonary-artery-endothelial-cells
#15
Ling-Pin Pang, Yan Li, Qing-Yun Zou, Chi Zhou, Wei Lei, Jing Zheng, Shi-An Huang
AIM: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a deadly disorder is associated with excessive growth of human pulmonary artery endothelial (HPAECs) and smooth muscle (HPASMCs) cells. Current therapies primarily aim at promoting vasodilation, which only ameliorates clinical symptoms without a cure. 2-(1'H-indole-3'-carbonyl)-thiazole-4-carboxylic acid methyl ester (ITE) is an endogenous aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) ligand, and mediates many cellular function including cell growth. However, the roles of ITE in human lung endothelial cells remain elusive...
October 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139195/phenotypic-characteristics-associated-with-slow-gait-speed-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#16
Claire M Nolan, Matthew Maddocks, Toby M Maher, Jane L Canavan, Sarah E Jones, Ruth E Barker, Suhani Patel, Joseph Jacob, Paul Cullinan, William D-C Man
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Usual gait speed over 4 m (4MGS) is an established functional performance measure in older adults that consistently predicts adverse health outcomes, but few data exist in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). We assessed the reliability of 4MGS, its relationship with established outcome measures and its responsiveness to pulmonary rehabilitation. METHODS: In four prospective IPF cohorts, 4MGS inter-observer (n = 46) and test-retest (n = 46) reliability, concurrent validity (n = 65 and n = 62) and responsiveness (n = 60) were determined...
November 14, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139062/tools-in-asthma-evaluation-and-management-when-and-how-to-use-them
#17
REVIEW
Anna Mulholland, Alana Ainsworth, Naveen Pillarisetti
The goals of asthma management are accurate diagnosis, prompt initiation of treatment and monitoring of disease progression to limit potential morbidity and mortality. While the diagnosis and management is largely based on history taking and clinical examination, there are an increasing number of tools available that could be used to aid diagnosis, define phenotypes, monitor progress and assess response to treatment. Tools such as the Asthma Predictive Index could help in making predictions about the possibility of asthma in childhood based on certain clinical parameters in pre-schoolers...
November 15, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138547/efficacy-of-tiotropium-and-indacaterol-monotherapy-and-their-combination-on-dynamic-lung-hyperinflation-in-copd-a-random-open-label-crossover-study
#18
Keisaku Fujimoto, Haruna Yamazaki, Midori Ura, Yoshiaki Kitaguchi
Background and objective: The difference in efficacy of long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) and long-acting β2-agonists (LABAs) for dynamic lung hyperinflation (DLH) in COPD is unclear. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the difference in efficacy of LAMA and LABA alone and the combination thereof for DLH. Subjects and methods: Thirty stable patients were enrolled and randomly divided into two groups following baseline measurements. One group was treated with 5 μg tiotropium (Respimat inhaler) for 4 weeks following a 4-week treatment with 150 μg indacaterol, while the other group was treated with indacaterol for 4 weeks following a 4-week treatment with tiotropium...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136345/regional-lung-function-testing-in-children-using-electrical-impedance-tomography
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Barbara Vogt, Sarah Löhr, Zhanqi Zhao, Christian Falkenberg, Tobias Ankermann, Norbert Weiler, Inéz Frerichs
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate regional lung function in lung-healthy children before and after exercise challenge using electrical impedance tomography (EIT). METHODS: Regional lung function was examined using EIT in 100 lung-healthy children (three age subgroups: 74-121, 122-155, 156-195 months) at baseline and 10 min after exercise. Global lung function was assessed by spirometry using Z-Scores of FEV1 , FVC, FEV1 /FVC, and FEF75 . The same lung function measures were determined in 912 EIT image pixels to enable the spatial and temporal ventilation distribution analysis...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135627/quantitative-computed-tomography-metrics-from-the-transplanted-lung-can-predict-forced-expiratory-volume-in-the-first-second-after-lung-transplantation
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Eduardo J Mortani Barbosa, Haochang Shou, Scott Simpsom, James Gee, Nicholas Tustison, James C Lee
PURPOSE: Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after lung transplantation (LTx) manifests as a sustained decline in forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1). Quantitative computed tomography (QCT) metrics may predict FEV1 better than semiquantitative scores (SQSs), and the transplanted lung may provide better information than the native lung in unilateral LTx. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Paired inspiratory-expiratory CT scans and pulmonary function testing of 178 LTx patients were analyzed retrospectively...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
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