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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934719/exposure-to-road-railway-and-aircraft-noise-and-arterial-stiffness-in-the-sapaldia-study-annual-average-noise-levels-and-temporal-noise-characteristics
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Maria Foraster, Ikenna C Eze, Emmanuel Schaffner, Danielle Vienneau, Harris Héritier, Simon Endes, Franziska Rudzik, Laurie Thiesse, Reto Pieren, Christian Schindler, Arno Schmidt-Trucksäss, Mark Brink, Christian Cajochen, Jean Marc Wunderli, Martin Röösli, Nicole Probst-Hensch
BACKGROUND: The impact of different transportation noise sources and noise environments on arterial stiffness remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the association between residential outdoor exposure to annual average road, railway, and aircraft noise levels, total noise intermittency (IR), and total number of noise events (NE) and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) following a cross-sectional design. METHODS: We measured baPWV (meters/second) in 2,775 participants (49-81 y old) at the second follow-up (2010-2011) of the Swiss Cohort Study on Air Pollution and Lung and Heart Diseases in Adults (SAPALDIA)...
September 7, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930815/variability-in-usual-care-mechanical-ventilation-for-pediatric-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-time-for-a-decision-support-protocol
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Christopher J L Newth, Katherine A Sward, Robinder G Khemani, Kent Page, Kathleen L Meert, Joseph A Carcillo, Thomas P Shanley, Frank W Moler, Murray M Pollack, Heidi J Dalton, David L Wessel, John T Berger, Robert A Berg, Rick E Harrison, Richard Holubkov, Allan Doctor, J Michael Dean, Tammara L Jenkins, Carol E Nicholson
OBJECTIVES: Although pediatric intensivists philosophically embrace lung protective ventilation for acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome, we hypothesized that ventilator management varies. We assessed ventilator management by evaluating changes to ventilator settings in response to blood gases, pulse oximetry, or end-tidal CO2. We also assessed the potential impact that a pediatric mechanical ventilation protocol adapted from National Heart Lung and Blood Institute acute respiratory distress syndrome network protocols could have on reducing variability by comparing actual changes in ventilator settings to those recommended by the protocol...
September 19, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915900/a-randomized-phase-ii-study-to-assess-the-effect-of-adjuvant-immunotherapy-using-%C3%AE-galcer-pulsed-dendritic-cells-in-the-patients-with-completely-resected-stage-ii-iiia-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hideo Saka, Chiyoe Kitagawa, Yukito Ichinose, Mitsuhiro Takenoyama, Hidenori Ibata, Tatsuo Kato, Koji Takami, Motohiro Yamashita, Tadashi Maeda, Sadanori Takeo, Hitoshi Ueda, Kan Okabayashi, Seiji Nagashima, Tadayuki Oka, Hidenori Kouso, Seiichi Fukuyama, Kentaro Yoshimoto, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Akiko M Saito, Suminobu Ito
BACKGROUND: As the toxicity associated with the α-GalCer-pulsed dendritic cell (DC) therapy could be considered to be negligible, its addition to postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy would be expected to greatly improve the therapeutic effect, and could result in prolonged survival. The aim of the present study is to compare the therapeutic efficacy of alpha-galactosylceramide-pulsed DC therapy in patients who have undergone a complete resection of stage II-IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) followed by postoperative adjuvant therapy with cisplatin plus vinorelbine, to that in patients who did not receive additional treatment (surgical resection plus postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy only)...
September 15, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885662/differential-diagnosis-of-alterations-in-arterial-flow-and-tissue-oxygenation-on-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Anna Hofer, Sylvia Leitner, Michaela Kreuzer, Jens Meier
BACKGROUND: Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) may be life-saving in several clinical situations, but it is also one of the most invasive therapeutic procedures, with significant potential for life-threatening complications. Pulse pressure waves are typically very small or even absent at the onset of ECMO therapy, and will reappear with the improvement of cardiac function. A low pulse pressure may indicate low cardiac output due to heart failure during sustained ECMO support...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883723/comparison-of-pulsed-versus-continuous-oxygen-delivery-using-realistic-adult-nasal-airway-replicas
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John Z Chen, Ira M Katz, Marine Pichelin, Kaixian Zhu, Georges Caillibotte, Michelle L Noga, Warren H Finlay, Andrew R Martin
BACKGROUND: Portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) typically include pulse flow (PF) modes to conserve oxygen. The primary aims of this study were to develop a predictive in vitro model for inhaled oxygen delivery using a set of realistic airway replicas, and to compare PF for a commercial POC with steady flow (SF) from a compressed oxygen cylinder. METHODS: Experiments were carried out using a stationary compressed oxygen cylinder, a POC, and 15 adult nasal airway replicas based on airway geometries derived from medical images...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883532/patterns-of-oxygen-pulse-curve-in-response-to-incremental-exercise-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-an-observational-study
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Ming-Lung Chuang, I-Feng Lin, Shih-Feng Huang, Meng-Jer Hsieh
In COPD, pulmonary hyperinflation causes decreased stroke volume thereby decreased oxygen pulse (O2P). While O2P flattening is related to myocardial ischemia in cardiac patients, O2P patterns have seldom been explored in COPD. The aims of the study were to investigate O2P-curve patterns and associated factors in COPD. Seventy-five patients with stable COPD were enrolled. The demographics, cardiac size, physiological measurements and stress EKG were compared among O2P-curve pattern groups. An algorithm to identify O2P-curve patterns was developed in 28 patients...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877738/sclerosing-thymoma-like-thymic-amyloidoma-with-nephrotic-syndrome-a-case-report
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Yuto Kato, Miyuki Okuda, Koji Fukuda, Nobuya Tanaka, Akihiko Yoshizawa, Yoshinori Saika, Yoshisumi Haruna, Shouji Kitaguchi, Ryuji Nohara
BACKGROUND: Primary localized amyloidosis presenting as an isolated mediastinal mass is extremely rare, especially in the thymus. Sclerosing thymoma is also an extremely rare anterior mediastinal tumor, pathologically characterized by extensive sclerotic lesions with hyalinization and calcification. Only 14 cases of sclerosing thymoma and five cases of thymic amyloidosis have been reported to date. CASE PRESENTATION: A 78-year-old Japanese woman was diagnosed as having sclerosing thymoma (Masaoka stage IVa pericardial dissemination)-like thymic amyloidoma...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875971/-exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-pulmonary-sarcoidosis
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Justyna Błaut-Jurkowska, Klaudia Knap, Magdalena Kaźnica-Wiatr, Agnieszka Żygadło, Lidia Tomkiewicz-Pająk, Piotr Podolec, Maria Olszowska
Exertional dyspnea is a common manifestation of sarcoidosis. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is a useful tool to evaluate exercise tolerance of sarcoid patients. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate of exercise capacity in patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis with regard to duration of the disease. Analysis of differences in physical tolerance between patients with cardiac sarcoidosis and without cardiac sarcoidosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 39 patients diagnosed with pulmonary sarcoidosis were enrolled to our study...
August 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872054/enhancement-of-multimodality-texture-based-prediction-models-via-optimization-of-pet-and-mr-image-acquisition-protocols-a-proof-of-concept
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Martin Vallières, Sébastien Laberge, André Diamant, Issam El Naqa
Texture-based radiomic models constructed from medical images have the potential to support cancer treatment management via personalized assessment of tumour aggressiveness. While the identification of stable texture features under varying imaging settings is crucial for the translation of radiomics analysis into routine clinical practice, we hypothesize in this work that a complementary optimization of image acquisition parameters prior to texture feature extraction could enhance the predictive performance of texture-based radiomic models...
September 5, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857356/different-predictivity-of-fluid-responsiveness-by-pulse-pressure-variation-in-children-after-surgical-repair-of-ventricular-septal-defect-or-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Ding Han, Shoudong Pan, Xiaonan Wang, Qingyan Jia, Yi Luo, Jia Li, Chuan Ou-Yang
BACKGROUND: Pulse pressure variation derived from the varied pulse contour method is based on heart-lung interaction during mechanical ventilation. It has been shown that pulse pressure variation is predictive of fluid responsiveness in children undergoing surgical repair of ventricular septal defect. Right ventricle compliance and pulmonary vascular capacitance in children with tetralogy of Fallot are underdeveloped as compared to those in ventricular septal defect. We hypothesized that the difference in the right ventricle-pulmonary circulation in the two groups of children would affect the heart-lung interaction and therefore pulse pressure variation predictivity of fluid responsiveness following cardiac surgery...
August 31, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852519/fatal-diffuse-alveolar-haemorrhage-mimicking-acute-exacerbation-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-treated-with-nintedanib
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Keishi Sugino, Yasuhiko Nakamura, Muneyuki Sekiya, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Kazutoshi Shibuya, Sakae Homma
A 75-year-old man was referred to our hospital with a 1-year history of persistent dry cough and progressive dyspnoea on exertion. He was treated with aspirin due to thrombosis of internal carotid artery. He was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)/usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP), and started on inhaled N-acetylcysteine therapy and pirfenidone. Since his clinical condition progressively deteriorated after 6 months, he was switched from pirfenidone to nintedanib. As a result, his general condition worsened rapidly...
November 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841655/lower-frequency-routine-surveillance-endomyocardial-biopsies-after-heart-transplantation
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Ludwig T Weckbach, Ulrich Maurer, Rene Schramm, Bruno C Huber, Korbinian Lackermair, Max Weiss, Bruno Meiser, Christian Hagl, Steffen Massberg, Sandra Eifert, Ulrich Grabmaier
In heart transplantation (HTx) patients, routine surveillance endomyocardial biopsies (rsEMB) are recommended for the detection of early cardiac allograft rejection. However, there is no consensus on the optimal frequency of rsEMB. Frequent rsEMB have shown a low diagnostic yield in the new era of potent immunosuppressive regimen. Efficacy and safety of lower frequency rsEMB have not been investigated so far. In this retrospective, single centre, observational study we evaluated 282 patients transplanted between 2004 and 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837266/covalent-dimerization-of-interleukin-like-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-emt-inducer-ilei-facilitates-emt-invasion-and-late-aspects-of-metastasis
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Maria Kral, Christoph Klimek, Betül Kutay, Gerald Timelthaler, Thomas Lendl, Benjamin Neuditschko, Christopher Gerner, Maria Sibilia, Agnes Csiszar
The interleukin-like epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) inducer (ILEI)/FAM3C is a member of the highly homologous FAM3 family and is essential for EMT and metastasis formation. It is upregulated in several cancers, and its altered subcellular localization strongly correlates with poor survival. However, the mechanism of ILEI action, including the structural requirements for ILEI activity, remains elusive. Here, we show that ILEI formed both monomers and covalent dimers in cancer cell lines and in tumors...
August 24, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831197/a-pulsed-air-model-of-blue-whale-b-call-vocalizations
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R P Dziak, J H Haxel, T-K Lau, S Heimlich, J Caplan-Auerbach, D K Mellinger, H Matsumoto, B Mate
Blue whale sound production has been thought to occur by Helmholtz resonance via air flowing from the lungs into the upper respiratory spaces. This implies that the frequency of blue whale vocalizations might be directly proportional to the size of their sound-producing organs. Here we present a sound production mechanism where the fundamental and overtone frequencies of blue whale B calls can be well modeled using a series of short-duration (<1 s) wavelets. We propose that the likely source of these wavelets are pneumatic pulses caused by opening and closing of respiratory valves during air recirculation between the lungs and laryngeal sac...
August 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831119/altered-lipid-metabolism-in-recovered-sars-patients-twelve-years-after-infection
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Qi Wu, Lina Zhou, Xin Sun, Zhongfang Yan, Chunxiu Hu, Junping Wu, Long Xu, Xue Li, Huiling Liu, Peiyuan Yin, Kuan Li, Jieyu Zhao, Yanli Li, Xiaolin Wang, Yu Li, Qiuyang Zhang, Guowang Xu, Huaiyong Chen
Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and SARS-like coronavirus are a potential threat to global health. However, reviews of the long-term effects of clinical treatments in SARS patients are lacking. Here a total of 25 recovered SARS patients were recruited 12 years after infection. Clinical questionnaire responses and examination findings indicated that the patients had experienced various diseases, including lung susceptibility to infections, tumors, cardiovascular disorders, and abnormal glucose metabolism...
August 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820609/cardio-pulmonary-interactions-physiologic-basis-and-clinical-applications
#16
Michael R Pinsky
The hemodynamic effects of ventilation can be grouped into three concepts: 1) spontaneous ventilation is exercise; 2) changes in lung volume alter autonomic tone, pulmonary vascular resistance, and can compress the heart in the cardiac fossa; 3) spontaneous inspiratory efforts decrease intrathoracic pressure (ITP) increasing venous return and impeding left ventricular (LV) ejection; whereas positive pressure ventilation decreases venous return and unloads LV ejection. Spontaneous inspiratory efforts may induce acute LV failure and cardiogenic pulmonary edema...
August 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808573/osimertinib-induced-interstitial-lung-disease-in-a-patient-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-pretreated-with-nivolumab-a-case-report
#17
Osamu Takakuwa, Tetsuya Oguri, Takehiro Uemura, Kazuki Sone, Satoshi Fukuda, Minami Okayama, Yoshihiro Kanemitsu, Hirotsugu Ohkubo, Masaya Takemura, Yutaka Ito, Ken Maeno, Akio Niimi
Osimertinib (AZD9291) is a third-generation epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor approved for EGFR-T790M-positive non-small cell lung cancer. A high incidence of interstitial lung disease (ILD) during combination treatment with osimertinib and anti-programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitor has been reported. The current study presents a case of ILD development during osimertinib treatment following nivolumab (an anti-PD-1 antibody) treatment. The 59-year-old female was diagnosed with stage IV lung adenocarcinoma harboring a deletion in exon 19 of the EGFR gene...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808493/pulmonary-consequences-of-hypothyroidism
#18
Samiaa Hamdy Sadek, Walaa Anwar Khalifa, Ahmad Metwally Azoz
BACKGROUND: Although hypothyroidism has an insidious onset and relatively asymptomatic, exertional dyspnea and fatigue can be the presenting complaints. OBJECTIVES: The aim is to assess functional lung impairment in hypothyroid patients both at rest and during exercise. METHODS: A case-control study was carried out on 42 patients with newly diagnosed hypothyroidism and 12 control subjects. Hypothyroidism was diagnosed based on high value of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) ≥6 μIU/ml, and low value of free thyroxin (FT4) ≤0...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808186/oxygenation-inflammatory-response-and-lung-injury-during-one-lung-ventilation-in-rabbits-using-inspired-oxygen-fraction-of-0-6-vs-1-0
#19
Zeping Xu, Lianbing Gu, Qingming Bian, Pengyi Li, Lijun Wang, Jingyuan Zhang, Yanning Qian
Maintaining adequate oxygenation during one-lung ventilation (OLV) requires high inspired oxygen fraction (FiO2). However, high FiO2 also causes inflammatory response and lung injury. Therefore, it remains a great interest to clinicians and scientists to optimize the care of patients undergoing OLV. The aim of this study was to determine and compare oxygenation, inflammatory response and lung injury during OLV in rabbits using FiO2 of 0.6 vs. 1.0. After 30 minutes of two-lung ventilation (TLV) as baseline, 30 rabbits were randomly assigned to three groups receiving mechanical ventilation for 3 hours: the sham group, receiving TLV with 0...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807985/inhaled-carbon-monoxide-from-toxin-to-therapy
#20
Dean R Hess
Carbon monoxide (CO) is usually recognized as a toxic gas that can be used to assess lung function in the pulmonary function laboratory. The toxicity of CO relates to its high affinity for hemoglobin and other heme molecules, producing carboxyhemoglobin (HbCO). Despite that blood HbCO levels are commonly measured in patients with CO poisoning, the clinical presentation often does not correlate with the HbCO level, and clinical improvement in the patient's condition does not correlate with HbCO clearance. In patients with CO poisoning, administration of 100% O2 is standard practice...
August 14, 2017: Respiratory Care
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