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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346420/initial-acquisition-and-succession-of-the-cystic-fibrosis-lung-microbiome-is-associated-with-disease-progression-in-infants-and-preschool-children
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Marianne S Muhlebach, Bryan T Zorn, Charles R Esther, Joseph E Hatch, Conor P Murray, Lidija Turkovic, Sarath C Ranganathan, Richard C Boucher, Stephen M Stick, Matthew C Wolfgang
The cystic fibrosis (CF) lung microbiome has been studied in children and adults; however, little is known about its relationship to early disease progression. To better understand the relationship between the lung microbiome and early respiratory disease, we characterized the lower airways microbiome using bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples obtained from clinically stable CF infants and preschoolers who underwent bronchoscopy and chest computed tomography (CT). Cross-sectional samples suggested a progression of the lower airways microbiome with age, beginning with relatively sterile airways in infancy...
January 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346379/a-putative-lateral-flagella-of-the-cystic-fibrosis-pathogen-burkholderia-dolosa-regulates-swimming-motility-and-host-cytokine-production
#2
Damien Roux, Matthew Schaefers, Bradley S Clark, Molly Weatherholt, Diane Renaud, David Scott, John J LiPuma, Gregory Priebe, Craig Gerard, Deborah R Yoder-Himes
Burkholderia dolosa caused an outbreak in the cystic fibrosis clinic at Boston Children's Hospital and was associated with high mortality in these patients. This species is part of a larger complex of opportunistic pathogens known as the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc). Compared to other species in the Bcc, B. dolosa is highly transmissible; thus understanding its virulence mechanisms is important for preventing future outbreaks. The genome of one of the outbreak strains, AU0158, revealed a homolog of the lafA gene encoding a putative lateral flagellin, which, in other non-Bcc species, is used for movement on solid surfaces, attachment to host cells, or movement inside host cells...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346191/the-four-corners-sign-a-specific-imaging-feature-in-differentiating-systemic-sclerosis-related-interstitial-lung-disease-from-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#3
Lara Walkoff, Darin B White, Jonathan H Chung, Dennis Asante, Christian W Cox
PURPOSE: Differentiating between systemic sclerosis-related interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is important because of the differences in workup, prognosis, and treatment. However, there is much overlap in the appearance of these 2 entities on high-resolution computed tomography. We propose that inflammation and/or fibrosis focally or disproportionately involving the bilateral anterolateral upper lobes and posterosuperior lower lobes ["Four Corners" Sign (FCS)] is specific for SSc-ILD...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345973/r-spondin-2-is-upregulated-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-affects-fibroblasts-behavior
#4
Adrián Munguía-Reyes, Yalbi I Balderas-Martínez, Carina Becerril, Marco Checa, Remedios Ramírez, Blanca Ortíz-Quintero, Jorge Meléndez-Zajgla, Annie Pardo, Moisés Selman
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is characterized by the expansion of the myofibroblasts population, excessive extracellular matrix accumulation, and destruction of the lung parenchyma. The R-spondins family (RSPO) comprises a group of proteins essential for development. From them, RSPO2 is expressed primarily in the lungs and its mutations cause severe defects in the respiratory tract. Interestingly, RSPO2 participates in the canonical WNT pathway, a critical route in the pathogenesis of IPF. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine the expression and putative role of RSPO2 in this disease...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345411/ethnicity-socioeconomic-status-and-the-severity-and-course-of-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis
#5
Sally de Boer, Christopher A Lewis, Wendy Fergusson, Kevin Ellyett, Margaret L Wilsher
Background and aims This study evaluated whether there are ethnic factors which affect the severity and progression of bronchiectasis in our adult multi-ethnic population in Auckland, New Zealand. METHODS: Clinical records were reviewed from patients attending the outpatient facilities of our institution between 2007 and 2010. Data collected included demographics, clinical features, smoking status, self-reported ethnicity, socioeconomic status (NZDep), pulmonary function and sputum microbiology...
January 18, 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345374/ship-negatively-regulates-type-ii-immune-responses-in-mast-cells-and-macrophages
#6
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Peter Dobranowski, Laura M Sly
SHIP is a hematopoietic-specific lipid phosphatase that dephosphorylates PI3K-generated PI(3,4,5)-trisphosphate. SHIP removes this second messenger from the cell membrane blunting PI3K activity in immune cells. Thus, SHIP negatively regulates mast cell activation downstream of multiple receptors. SHIP has been referred to as the "gatekeeper" of mast cell degranulation as loss of SHIP dramatically increases degranulation or permits degranulation in response to normally inert stimuli. SHIP also negatively regulates Mϕ activation, including both pro-inflammatory cytokine production downstream of pattern recognition receptors, and alternative Mϕ activation by the type II cytokines, IL-4, and IL-13...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344746/desvenlafaxine-induced-interstitial-pneumonitis-a-case-report
#7
Arjan Flora, Daniel Pipoly
A 52-year-old man developed interstitial pneumonitis during treatment with desvenlafaxine for major depressive disorder. The man received desvenlafaxine at 50 mg for symptoms of depression 4 years earlier. Six months after a dose increase to 100 mg, he developed bronchitic symptoms with mild, persistent dyspnea. Investigations revealed a restrictive pattern on pulmonary function testing, bilateral upper lobe reticular opacities with traction bronchiectasis on radiology imaging, and end-stage interstitial fibrosis with honeycomb changes consistent with chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis on open lung biopsy...
January 17, 2018: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344125/mir-145-5p-inhibits-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-via-the-jnk-signaling-pathway-by-targeting-map3k1-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
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Yongmei Chang, Wensen Yan, Cong Sun, Qingfeng Liu, Jun Wang, Mingzhi Wang
Lung cancer is one of the most common types of tumors and the leading cause of cancer-associated mortality in the world. Additionally, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for ~80% of all lung cancer cases. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is an important cell biological process, which is associated with cancer migration, metastasis, asthma and fibrosis in the lung. In the present study, it was revealed that miR-145-5p was able to suppress EMT by inactivating the c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) signaling pathway in NSCLC cells...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343723/pharmacological-targeting-of-bet-proteins-attenuates-radiation-induced-lung-fibrosis
#9
Jian Wang, Fangzheng Zhou, Zhenyu Li, Hong Mei, Ye Wang, Hong Ma, Liangliang Shi, Ai Huang, Tao Zhang, Zhenyu Lin, Gang Wu
Radiation-induced lung injury has restricted radiotherapy for thoracic cancer. The purpose of this study was to investigate the radioprotective effects of bromodomain and extra terminal (BET) inhibitor JQ1 in a murine model of pulmonary damage. Chest computed tomography (CT) was performed in a rat model after 20 Gy radiation of the right thorax. And histological evaluation and protein expressions of irradiated tissue were analyzed to confirm the potential anti-fibrosis effect of JQ1 and its underlying mechanisms...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343421/frequency-of-small-colony-variants-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-cystic-fibrosis-patients
#10
Nuntra Suwantarat, Mayer Rubin, Latetia Bryan, Tsigereda Tekle, Michael P Boyle, Karen C Carroll, Mark T Jennings
BACKGROUND: Small-colony variants (SCVs) are a distinct phenotype of Staphylococcus aureus, known for their role in chronic, difficult to treat infections, including cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease. The goal of this study was to characterize SCV MRSA infection in an adult and pediatric CF population and to identify antibiotic susceptibility patterns unique to SCV MRSA. METHODS: We recovered methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) from respiratory culture samples from CF patients at the Johns Hopkins Hospital during a 6month study period...
December 2, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343236/barriers-to-timely-diagnosis-of-interstitial-lung-disease-in-the-real-world-the-intensity-survey
#11
Gregory P Cosgrove, Pauline Bianchi, Sherry Danese, David J Lederer
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other interstitial lung diseases (ILD) presents significant clinical challenges. To gain insights regarding the diagnostic experience of patients with ILD and to identify potential barriers to a timely and accurate diagnosis, we developed an online questionnaire and conducted a national survey of adults with a self-reported diagnosis of ILD. METHODS: A pre-specified total of 600 subjects were recruited to participate in a 40-question online survey...
January 17, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343206/line-enhanced-deformable-registration-of-pulmonary-computed-tomography-images-before-and-after-radiation-therapy-with-radiation-induced-fibrosis
#12
Martin King, William F Sensakovic, Peter Maxim, Maximilian Diehn, Billy W Loo, Lei Xing
PURPOSE: The deformable registration of pulmonary computed tomography images before and after radiation therapy is challenging due to anatomic changes from radiation fibrosis. We hypothesize that a line-enhanced registration algorithm can reduce landmark error over the entire lung, including the irradiated regions, when compared to an intensity-based deformable registration algorithm. MATERIALS: Two intensity-based B-spline deformable registration algorithms of pre-radiation therapy and post-radiation therapy images were compared...
January 1, 2018: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342838/biopolymer-based-nanoparticles-for-cystic-fibrosis-lung-gene-therapy-studies
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Elena Fernández Fernández, Beatriz Santos-Carballal, Chiara de Santi, Joanne M Ramsey, Ronan MacLoughlin, Sally-Ann Cryan, Catherine M Greene
Lung gene therapy for cystic fibrosis disease has not been successful due to several challenges such as the absence of an appropriate vector. Therefore, optimal delivery of emerging therapeutics to airway epithelial cells demands suitable non-viral systems. In this work, we describe the formulation and the physicochemical investigation of biocompatible and biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles (NPs), including PLGA and chitosan (animal and non-animal), as novel methods for the safe and efficient delivery of CFTR-specific locked nucleic acids (LNAs)...
January 13, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341228/bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-neutrophilia-is-associated-with-the-severity-of-pulmonary-lesions-during-equine-asthma-exacerbations
#14
M Bullone, P Joubert, A Gagné, J-Pierre Lavoie, P Hélie
BACKGROUND: The severe form of equine asthma is associated with pathological changes of the peripheral airways and pulmonary parenchyma that are only partly described. Also, the relationship between these structural alterations and the percentage of neutrophils found within the airway lumen, assessed by bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) cytology, remains ill-defined. OBJECTIVE: To examine the histological lesions associated with equine asthma during disease exacerbation and remission, and their relationship with lung function and BALF neutrophilia...
January 17, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340836/primary-culture-of-lung-fibroblasts-from-hyperoxia-exposed-rats-and-a-proliferative-characteristics-study
#15
Shi-Meng Zhao, Hong-Min Wu, Mei-Ling Cao, Dan Han
Lung fibrosis is an ultimate consequence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) which shows the excessive proliferation of lung fibroblasts (LFs). To find a better model for studying the role of LFs in hyperoxia-induced lung fibrosis at the cellular level, we isolated LFs from the lung tissue of hyperoxia- and normoxia-exposed rat lungs on postnatal days 7, 14 and 21 for primary culture to study their proliferative behavior. In the present study, the LF predominance was > 95% in our culture method. The LFs isolated from rats exposed to hyperoxia in vivo showed significantly greater proliferation than that from normoxia-exposed rats...
January 16, 2018: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338488/macrophage-polarization-and-activation-at-the-interface-of-multi-walled-carbon-nanotube-induced-pulmonary-inflammation-and-fibrosis
#16
Jie Dong, Qiang Ma
Pulmonary exposure to carbon nanotubes (CNTs) induces fibrosing lesions in the lungs that manifest rapid-onset inflammatory and fibrotic responses, leading to chronic fibrosis in animals and health concerns in exposed humans. The mechanisms underlying CNT-induced fibrogenic effects remain undefined. Macrophages are known to play important roles in immune regulation and fibrosis development through their distinct subsets. Here we investigated macrophage polarization and activation in mouse lungs exposed to multi-walled CNTs (MWCNTs)...
January 16, 2018: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338156/attenuating-effect-of-long-term-culture-of-umbilical-cord-vein-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-on-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-c57bl-6-mice
#17
Maryam Moradi, Mohammad Ali Rezaee, Mehdi Mohammadi, Mohammad Jafar Rezaie, Ali Jalili, Mohammad Reza Rahmani
In recent studies, mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have been increasingly employed to treat various diseases like pulmonary fibrosis (PF). There are very few MSCs in tissues so in order to obtain their sufficient numbers for therapeutic applications, their in vitro expansion is necessary. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of long-term culture of the human umbilical cord vein MSCs (hUCV-MSCs) on pulmonary fibrosis in mice. MSCs were first isolated from human umbilical cord vein and cultured up to 18 passages...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336943/one-time-quantitative-pcr-detection-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-to-discriminate-intermittent-from-chronic-infection-in-cystic-fibrosis
#18
Sébastien Boutin, Michael Weitnauer, Selina Hassel, Simon Y Graeber, Mirjam Stahl, A Susanne Dittrich, Marcus A Mall, Alexander H Dalpke
BACKGROUND: Chronic airway infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major risk factor of progression of lung disease in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Chronic P. aeruginosa infection evolves from intermittent infection that is amenable to antibiotic eradication, whereas chronically adapted P. aeruginosa becomes resistant to antibiotic therapy. Discrimination of intermittent versus chronic infection is therefore of high therapeutic relevance, yet the available diagnostic methods are only partly satisfactory...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335860/effectiveness-and-safety-of-chinese-medicine-for-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Qi Wu, Yao Zhou, Fan-Chao Feng, Xian-Mei Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Chinese medicine (CM) for Idiopathic pulmonary fifibrosis (IPF) patients. METHODS: To screened relevant articles, PubMed, Cochrane Library, Excerpta Medica Datase (EMBASE), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chinese VIP Information (VIP), Wanfang Database and Chinese Biomedical Database (CBM) were searched in English or Chinese until December 2015 for randomized controlled trials, which compared CM treatment (CM group) with Western medicine or placebo (control group) on IPF...
January 15, 2018: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335764/pulmonary-18f-fdg-uptake-helps-refine-current-risk-stratification-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-ipf
#20
Thida Win, Nicholas J Screaton, Joanna C Porter, Balaji Ganeshan, Toby M Maher, Francesco Fraioli, Raymondo Endozo, Robert I Shortman, Lynn Hurrell, Beverley F Holman, Kris Thielemans, Alaleh Rashidnasab, Brian F Hutton, Pauline T Lukey, Aiden Flynn, Peter J Ell, Ashley M Groves
PURPOSE: There is a lack of prognostic biomarkers in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients. The objective of this study is to investigate the potential of 18F-FDG-PET/ CT to predict mortality in IPF. METHODS: A total of 113 IPF patients (93 males, 20 females, mean age ± SD: 70 ± 9 years) were prospectively recruited for 18F-FDG-PET/CT. The overall maximum pulmonary uptake of 18F-FDG (SUVmax), the minimum pulmonary uptake or background lung activity (SUVmin), and target-to-background (SUVmax/ SUVmin) ratio (TBR) were quantified using routine region-of-interest analysis...
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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