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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749019/the-association-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-with-lung-function-a-survey-design-analysis-using-propensity-score
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Min-Sun Kwak, Eunyoung Kim, Eun Jin Jang, Chang-Hoon Lee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Although both non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and lung function are known to be associated with metabolic syndromes, few studies have evaluated the relationship between NAFLD and lung function. Our population-based study was conducted to investigate whether NAFLD, diagnosed by elevation of liver enzymes without other chronic liver disease or heavy alcohol drinking, is associated with lung function. METHODS: A survey design analysis was performed using national representative data of health and nutritional status of civilians in Korea (Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, KNHANES) between 2010 and 2012...
July 27, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747965/systemic-white-blood-cell-count-as-a-biomarker-associated-with-severity-of-chronic-obstructive-lung-disease
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Hyeon-Kyoung Koo, Hyung Koo Kang, Pamela Song, Hye Kyeong Park, Sung-Soon Lee, Hoon Jung
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is a chronic inflammatory disorder. We evaluated whether white blood cell (WBC) count, is associated with the severity of COPD, independent of other inflammatory conditions, such as metabolic syndrome. METHODS: The WBC counts were compared between 1227 COPD patients and 8679 non-COPD adults older than 40. The relationships between the WBC count, lung function, and symptoms score in COPD patients, were determined, using general linear regression analyses...
July 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747217/persistence-of-candida-dubliniensis-and-lung-function-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Atqah AbdulWahab, Husam Salah, Prem Chandra, Saad J Taj-Aldeen
OBJECTIVES: Candida dubliniensis is an emerging yeast and demonstrated a high adherence property to cystic fibrosis respiratory tract. Therefore, it is important to determine the persistence of C. dubliniensis and to assess the possible relationship to the body mass index (BMI) and forced expiratory volume in 1st second (FEV1). RESULTS: Candida isolates were identified by MALDI-TOF MS to species level from 40/52 (76.9%) cystic fibrosis patients. C. dubliniensis was the most common organism isolated from 50/77 (65%) lower respiratory specimens of 29 patients...
July 26, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745558/ambient-particulate-matter-may-affect-lung-function-of-motorcycle-taxi-drivers-in-bangkok
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Sara Arphorn, Tomohiro Ishimaru, Kunio Hara, Suwisa Mahasandana
PURPOSE: The motorcycle taxi drivers of Bangkok have been heavily exposed to high concentrations of PM10 and the impact of this on their lungs has been neither documented nor studied. This study examines the association between exposure to PM10 and lung function decline among motorcycle taxi drivers. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Bangkok between two groups: a subject group of motorcycle taxi drivers and control group of enclosed vehicle taxi drivers...
July 26, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745144/relative-resistance-index-rri-a-scoring-system-for-antibiotic-resistance-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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J Ewing, J McCaughan, J Moore, D Fairley, B Sutherland, A Reid, D Downey
BACKGROUND: There is a need to measure antibiotic resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) in cystic fibrosis (CF), either qualitatively or quantitatively, to inform patient management. The aim of this study was to develop a simple method by which resistance can be quantified by calculating a relative resistance index (RRI), and to assess correlation of RRIs with clinical variables. METHODS: In our model, RRIs were calculated based on resistance to aztreonam, ceftazidime, ciprofloxacin, colistin, meropenem, tazocin, temicillin and tobramycin...
July 26, 2017: British Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744781/lung-function-in-pregnancy-in-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
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Elżbieta Radzikowska, Elżbieta Wiatr, Monika Franczuk, Iwona Bestry, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Śliż
Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disease, affecting usually young people. The course of the disease is variable. In some pulmonary LCH patients a severe lung destruction and progression in spite of chemotherapy is observed, but in others just a cessation of smoking induces a regression of the disease. In the present study we seek to determine the influence of pregnancy on pulmonary function in LCH patients, an unchartered area of research. We addressed the issue by investigating eight pregnant women out of the 45 women hospitalized with the diagnosis of pulmonary LCH in the period from 2000 to 2015...
July 26, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744118/voluntary-lung-function-screening-to-reveal-new-copd-cases-in-southern-italy
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Alberto Capozzolo, Giorgio Castellana, Silvano Dragonieri, Pierluigi Carratù, Vito Liotino, Maria Rosaria Vulpi, Lorenzo Marra, Emanuela Resta, Pierluigi Intiglietta, Onofrio Resta
BACKGROUND: Underdiagnosis of COPD is a relevant issue, and most frequently involves patients at early stages of the disease. Physicians do not routinely recommend smokers to undergo spirometry, unless they are symptomatic. AIMS: To investigate the effectiveness of voluntary lung function screening in bringing to light patients with previously unknown COPD and to evaluate the relationships among symptoms, smoking status, and airway obstruction. METHODS: A voluntary screening study for COPD was conducted during two editions of the annual Fiera del Levante (2014 and 2015), an international trade fair in Bari...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744115/bronchodilator-efficacy-of-extrafine-glycopyrronium-bromide-the-glyco-2-study
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Dave Singh, Mario Scuri, Sara Collarini, Stefano Vezzoli, Fabrizia Mariotti, Annamaria Muraro, Daniela Acerbi
An extrafine formulation of the long-acting muscarinic antagonist glycopyrronium bromide (GB) is in development for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in combination with beclometasone dipropionate and formoterol fumarate - a "fixed triple". This two-part study was randomized, double blind, placebo controlled in patients with moderate-to-severe COPD: Part 1: single-dose escalation, GB 12.5, 25, 50, 100 or 200 μg versus placebo; Part 2: repeat-dose (7-day), four-period crossover, GB 12.5, 25 or 50 μg twice daily (BID) versus placebo, with an open-label extension in which all patients received tiotropium 18 μg once daily...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742806/long-term-follow-up-of-pulmonary-function-in-fabry-disease-a-bi-center-observational-study
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Daniel P Franzen, Albina Nowak, Sarah R Haile, Dominique Mottet, Marco Bonani, Olivier Dormond, Malcolm Kohler, Pierre A Krayenbuehl, Frederic Barbey
INTRODUCTION: Fabry disease (FD) is a lysosomal storage disorder leading to decreased α-galactosidase A enzyme activity and subsequent abnormal accumulation of glycosphingolipids in various organs. Although histological evidence of lung involvement has been demonstrated, the functional impact of these changes is less clear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult patients with FD who had yearly pulmonary function tests (PFT) at two centers from 1999 thru 2015 were eligible for this observational study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740854/clinical-implications-of-oscillatory-lung-function-during-methacholine-bronchoprovocation-testing-of-preschool-children
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Sun Hee Choi, Youn Ho Sheen, Mi Ae Kim, Ji Hyeon Baek, Hey Sung Baek, Seung Jin Lee, Jung Won Yoon, Yeong Ho Rha, Man Yong Han
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the repeatability and safety of measuring impulse oscillation system (IOS) parameters and the point of wheezing during bronchoprovocation testing of preschool children. METHODS: Two sets of methacholine challenge were conducted in 36 asthma children. The test was discontinued if there was a significant change in reactance (Xrs5) and resistance (Rrs5) at 5 Hz (Condition 1) or respiratory distress due to airway obstruction (Condition 2)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740672/effectiveness-of-perioperative-pulmonary-rehabilitation-in-thoracic-surgery
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Attila Vagvolgyi, Zsolt Rozgonyi, Maria Kerti, Paul Vadasz, Janos Varga
BACKGROUND: Functional condition is crucial for operability of patients with lung cancer and/or chronic respiratory diseases. The aim of the study was to measure changes of functional and quality of life parameters in terms of the effectiveness of perioperative pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). METHODS: A total of 208 COPD patients (age: 63±9 years, man/woman: 114/94, FEV1: 62±14%pred) participated in a perioperative PR program. The indication was primary lung cancer in 72% of the patients...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740668/socioeconomic-impact-of-asthma-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome
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Jinhee Kim, Young Sam Kim, Kyungjoo Kim, Yeon-Mok Oh, Kwang Ha Yoo, Chin Kook Rhee, Jin Hwa Lee
BACKGROUND: Asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) overlap syndrome (ACOS) is defined as having both features of asthma and COPD, which are airway hyper-responsiveness and incompletely reversible airway obstruction. However, socioeconomic impact of ACOS have not been well appreciated. METHODS: Adults with available wheezing history and acceptable spirometry were selected from the fourth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES IV) in 2007-2009...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740376/fluticasone-propionate-formoterol-for-copd-management-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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A Papi, D Dokic, W Tzimas, I Mészáros, A Olech-Cudzik, Z Koroknai, K McAulay, S Mersmann, P S Dalvi, T Overend
PURPOSE: To evaluate fluticasone propionate/formoterol (FP/FORM) in COPD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: COPD patients with forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) ≤50% predicted and ≥1 moderate/severe COPD exacerbation in the last 12 months were randomized to FP/FORM 500/20 or 250/10 µg bid, or formoterol (FORM) 12 µg bid for 52 weeks. The primary outcome was the annualized rate of moderate/severe COPD exacerbations. RESULTS: In total, 1,765 patients were randomized...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738859/genes-and-pathways-underlying-susceptibility-to-impaired-lung-function-in-the-context-of-environmental-tobacco-smoke-exposure
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K de Jong, J M Vonk, M Imboden, L Lahousse, A Hofman, G G Brusselle, N M Probst-Hensch, D S Postma, H M Boezen
BACKGROUND: Studies aiming to assess genetic susceptibility for impaired lung function levels upon exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) have thus far focused on candidate-genes selected based on a-priori knowledge of potentially relevant biological pathways, such as glutathione S-transferases and ADAM33. By using a hypothesis-free approach, we aimed to identify novel susceptibility loci, and additionally explored biological pathways potentially underlying this susceptibility to impaired lung function in the context of ETS exposure...
July 24, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738299/the-impact-of-bmi-on-non-malignant-respiratory-symptoms-and-lung-function-in-arsenic-exposed-adults-of-northern-chile
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Anthony Nardone, Catterina Ferreccio, Johanna Acevedo, Wayne Enanoria, Alden Blair, Allan H Smith, John Balmes, Craig Steinmaus
BACKGROUND: Elevated body mass index (BMI) and arsenic are both associated with cancer and with non-malignant lung disease. Using a unique exposure situation in Northern Chile with data on lifetime arsenic exposure, we previously identified the first evidence of an interaction between arsenic and BMI for the development of lung cancer. OBJECTIVES: We examined whether there was an interaction between arsenic and BMI for the development of non-malignant lung disease...
July 21, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737971/fluticasone-furoate-vilanterol-and-lung-function-decline-in-patients-with-moderate-copd-and-heightened-cardiovascular-risk
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Peter M A Calverley, Julie A Anderson, Robert D Brook, Courtney Crim, Natacha Gallot, Sally Kilbride, Fernando Martinez, Julie Yates, David E Newby, Jørgen Vestbo, Robert Wise, Bartolome R Celli
RATIONALE: Many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an accelerated loss of lung function. It is unclear whether drug treatment can modify this in moderately severe disease. OBJECTIVES: In a pre-specified analysis of the key secondary outcome in the Study to Understand Mortality and MorbidITy (SUMMIT), we investigated whether the inhaled corticosteroid fluticasone furoate 100 μg (FF), the long-acting beta-agonist vilanterol 25 µg (VI) or the combination (FF/VI) modified the rate of decline in FEV1 compared with placebo...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737279/exercise-capacity-is-not-decreased-in-children-who-have-undergone-lung-resection-early-in-life-for-congenital-thoracic-malformations-compared-to-healthy-age-matched-children
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Ashlee Dunn, Kasey Pearce, Robin Callister, Adam Collison, Matthew Morten, Payal Mandaliya, Lauren Platt, Ben Dascombe, Rajendra Kumar, Hiran Selvadurai, Paul D Robinson, Joerg Mattes
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare (i) the exercise capacity and (ii) lung function prior to and immediately post cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPET) of children who underwent early life lung resection for Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformations (CPAM) to healthy control children. METHOD: Eight children with CPAM (four males, age 9.6 ± 1.8 years) and eight control children without respiratory disease (three males, age 9.4 ± 1.4 years) performed a CPET on a cycle ergometer, during which maximal oxygen consumption (V̇O2max ) and heart rate were measured...
July 24, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737262/overnight-delivery-of-hypertonic-saline-by-nasal-cannula-aerosol-for-cystic-fibrosis
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Timothy E Corcoran, Joseph E Godovchik, Karl H Donn, David R Busick, Jennifer Goralski, Landon W Locke, Matthew R Markovetz, Michael M Myerburg, Ashok Muthukrishnan, Lawrence Weber, Ryan T Lacy, Joseph M Pilewski
AIM: Inhaled hypertonic saline increases mucociliary clearance, improves pulmonary function, and decreases exacerbations in cystic fibrosis (CF) but contributes to the already significant treatment burden of CF. Overnight delivery of inhaled medications via a specially designed nasal cannula-aerosol device (Trans-nasal Pulmonary Aerosol Delivery [tPAD]) is an alternative approach. Here, we test whether overnight inhalation of hypertonic saline via tPAD improves mucociliary clearance and assess the tolerability of the device...
July 24, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736513/low-cigarette-smoking-prevalence-in-peri-urban-peru-results-from-a-population-based-study-of-tobacco-use-by-self-report-and-urine-cotinine
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Brooks W Morgan, Kathryn M Leifheit, Karina M Romero, Robert H Gilman, Antonio Bernabe-Ortiz, J Jaime Miranda, Harold I Feldman, John J Lima, William Checkley
BACKGROUND: A recent study found lower self-reported prevalence of tobacco smoking in a peri-urban area of Lima, Peru than previously reported in urban samples. These regions encompass substantial proportions of Peru's population - ones at greater risk of disease due to reduced healthcare access - but have been less often studied. We validate low smoking prevalence with urine cotinine and characterize chronic disease and lung function outcomes between non-, occasional, and daily smokers...
2017: Tobacco Induced Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736006/advantages-of-epidural-analgesia-on-pulmonary-functions-in-liver-transplant-donors
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H K Atalan, B Gucyetmez, R Donmez, A Kargi, K Y Polat
OBJECTIVE: Epidural analgesia (EA) has positive effects on anesthetic requirement, blood loss, postoperative analgesia, and pulmonary function tests (PFTs). The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of EA on postoperative PFTs in liver transplant donors (LTDs). METHODS: In the present study, 66 LTDs were classified as total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) and TIVA+EA groups. Patient's age, sex, body mass index, induction and maintenance dose of propofol (IDP and MDP), operation duration, forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC), FEV1/FVC ratio, visual analog scale (VAS), atelectasis scores, and lengths of intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital stays were recorded...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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