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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931145/medical-and-psychological-problems-faced-by-young-australian-gap-year-travellers
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Luis Furuya-Kanamori, Deborah Mills, Sarah Sheridan, Colleen Lau
Background: Gap year travellers can potentially be exposed to many infectious diseases and other travel-related health problems including injuries and psychological problems. Currently, there is little information on health and wellbeing of this particular group of travellers. Methods: Participants were recruited from an organization that specialized in organising international gap year placements. Gap year travellers were asked to complete a pre-departure survey on demographics, placement destination and duration, previous travel experience, hobbies, risk taking behaviour, anticipated problems during the placement, and pre-travel preparations...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930836/slide-tracheoplasty-in-81-children-improved-outcomes-with-modified-surgical-technique-and-optimal-surgical-age
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Hengyi Zhang, Shunmin Wang, Zhaohui Lu, Limin Zhu, Xinwei Du, Hao Wang, Zhiwei Xu
The aim of this study was to evaluate the surgical outcome of slide tracheoplasty.Eighty-one patients who underwent slide tracheoplasty were retrospectively reviewed. Before and after operation, all patients were examined by computed tomography (CT) and bronchoscopy regularly.There were 8 deaths and the mortality was 9.9%. They all died of respiratory failure associated with the formation of granulation tissue in the airway postoperatively. The mortality was 15.8% from 2009 to 2012 and decreased to 8.1% from 2013 to 2016...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930595/the-contribution-of-ovine-models-to-perinatal-respiratory-physiology
#3
Nathalie Samson, Etienne Fortin-Pellerin, Jean-Paul Praud
The dramatic transition to air breathing at birth represents a true challenge for the newborn infant mammal, a period in which neonatal respiratory diseases are common. Since the 1930s, fetal and newborn lambs have been the model of choice for whole-animal studies on neonatal respiration. The present review aims to illustrate the relevance of ovine models in studying the establishment of successful breathing at birth and its maintenance in the early postnatal period, as well as a number of abnormal conditions that can interfere with these processes...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930491/fetal-and-infant-growth-patterns-and-risk-of-lower-lung-function-and-asthma-the-generation-r-study
#4
Herman T den Dekker, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Irwin K Reiss, Johan C de Jongste, Liesbeth Duijts
BACKGROUND: Children with lower birth weight are at increased risk of asthma symptoms. We examined associations of fetal and infant growth with childhood lung function and asthma. METHODS: This study was embedded in a population-based prospective cohort study among 5,635children. Growth was estimated by repeated ultrasounds in 2nd and 3th trimester, and measured at birth and at 3, 6 and 12 months. At age 10 years, spirometry was performed and asthma was assessed by parental questionnaire...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929958/-screening-of-corynebacterium-diphtheriae-corynebacterium-ulcerans-and-corynebacterium-pseudotuberculosis-in-throat-swab-specimens-of-children-with-upper-respiratory-tract-infections
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Zeynep Gökçe Gayretli Aydın, Gönül Tanır, Selin Nar Ötgün, Meral Turan, Türkan Aydın Teke, Ayşe Kaman, Selçuk Kılıç
Although a significant decrease has been reported in the incidence of diphteria in many regions of the world following the routine diphtheria immunization programs, the emergence of new cases indicated that toxigenic strains are still circulating in the community. Diphtheria vaccine does not provide protection against asymptomatic carriage and colonization of non-toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae. It is a known fact that invasive infections may arise from non-toxigenic C.diphtheriae strains that the non-toxigenic strains can become toxigenic strains leading to diphteria...
July 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929931/changes-over-time-in-the-risk-of-hospitalization-for-physical-diseases-among-homeless-men-and-women-in-stockholm-a-comparison-of-two-cohorts
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Ulla Beijer, Daniel Bruce, Bo Burström
AIMS: To follow-up hospitalization for physical diseases among homeless men and women compared with a control group from the general population. The study also investigated the changes in the difference between the homeless men and women and the general population over time by comparing two cohorts of homeless people (2000-2002 and 1996). METHODS: A total of 3887 people (24% women) who were homeless during the period 2000-2002 were compared with 11,661 people from the general population with respect to hospitalization for physical diseases and injuries (2000-2010)...
December 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929313/an-anti-propionibacterium-acnes-antibody-shows-heterologous-resistance-to-an-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae-infection-independent-of-neutrophils-in-mice
#7
Jian-Fang Liu, Qiu-Yue Ma, Ri-Ning Zhu, Meng-Jun Cheng, Chun-Tong Bao, Jing-Min Gu, Chang-Jiang Sun, Paul Richard Langford, Wen-Yu Han, Lian-Cheng Lei
Porcine contagious pleuropneumonia is a highly fatal respiratory disease that is caused by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP) and results in tremendous economic losses for the pig breeding industry worldwide. Previous studies have demonstrated that Propionibacterium acnes (PA) could effectively prevent APP infection in mice and pigs. The humoral immune response played a primary role during this process and anti-PA antibody could mediate macrophages to kill the bacteria. However, the role of neutrophils in this process is currently unknown...
September 20, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929229/a-novel-method-for-concentration-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-from-the-environmental-samples-using-self-aggregating-peptide-tagged-cd151-binding-capture
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Yang Zong, Xiaoyin Zong, Wenlong Xia, Zhi Wu, Guangya Li, Yangyang Li, Xinyu Zhang, Xiaoli Xia, Huaichang Sun
Environmental surveillance of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) represents a key issue in control of the disease. CD151 has recently been recognized as one of several receptors for PRRSV. We describe here a novel method for concentration of PRRSV from the environmental samples by CD151-binding capture. After fusion to self-aggregating peptide ELK16, the large extracellular loop (LEL) of porcine CD151 and its two segments (namely N63 and C63) were expressed in E. coli as protein aggregates...
September 19, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928418/novel-and-classical-human-astroviruses-in-stool-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-comprehensive-screening-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-switzerland
#9
Samuel Cordey, Diem-Lan Vu, Marie-Celine Zanella, Lara Turin, Aline Mamin, Laurent Kaiser
Classical human astroviruses (HAstV) are the third most common cause of non-bacterial acute gastroenteritis. Due to the lack of routine molecular assays, novel HAstV are underdiagnosed and the magnitude of their contribution to clinical disease remains unknown. To better understand their prevalence and the susceptible patient profile, we conducted a comprehensive screening of novel and classical HAstV in stool and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples collected for clinical care in a tertiary care hospital using a specially designed rRT-PCR panel for the detection of novel (MLB1-3 and VA1-4) and classical HAstV...
September 20, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928207/a-perfect-storm-increased-colonization-and-failure-of-vaccination-leads-to-severe-secondary-bacterial-infection-in-influenza-virus-infected-obese-mice
#10
Erik A Karlsson, Victoria A Meliopoulos, Nicholas C van de Velde, Lee-Ann van de Velde, Beth Mann, Geli Gao, Jason Rosch, Elaine Tuomanen, Jon McCullers, Peter Vogel, Stacey Schultz-Cherry
Obesity is a risk factor for developing severe disease following influenza virus infection; however, the comorbidity of obesity and secondary bacterial infection, a serious complication of influenza virus infections, is unknown. To fill this gap in knowledge, lean and obese C57BL/6 mice were infected with a nonlethal dose of influenza virus followed by a nonlethal dose of Streptococcus pneumoniae Strikingly, not only did significantly enhanced death occur in obese coinfected mice compared to lean controls, but also high mortality was seen irrespective of influenza virus strain, bacterial strain, or timing of coinfection...
September 19, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928190/interdisciplinary-model-of-care-radicals-for-early-detection-and-management-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-in-australian-primary-care-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jenifer Liang, Michael J Abramson, Nicholas Zwar, Grant Russell, Anne E Holland, Billie Bonevski, Ajay Mahal, Benjamin van Hecke, Kirsten Phillips, Paula Eustace, Eldho Paul, Kate Petrie, Sally Wilson, Johnson George
INTRODUCTION: Up to half of all smokers develop clinically significant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Gaps exist in the implementation and uptake of evidence-based guidelines for managing COPD in primary care. We describe the methodology of a cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) evaluating the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of an interdisciplinary model of care aimed at reducing the burden of smoking and COPD in Australian primary care settings. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A cRCT is being undertaken to evaluate an interdisciplinary model of care (RADICALS - Review of Airway Dysfunction and Interdisciplinary Community-based care of Adult Long-term Smokers)...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928078/a-nationwide-study-on-the-impact-of-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccination-on-antibiotic-use-and-ventilation-tube-insertion-in-denmark-2000-2014
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Michael Frantz Howitz, Zitta Barrella Harboe, Helene Ingels, Palle Valentiner-Branth, Kåre Mølbak, Bjarki Ditlev Djurhuus
Introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugated Vaccines (PCV) in national immunization programs have been successful in reducing the number of invasive and lower respiratory pneumococcal infections. The impact of the vaccines on upper respiratory infections caused by pneumococci is less clear although these account for most pneumococcal infections. In this study, we used likely proxies for respiratory infections in children, such as antibiotic use and ventilation tube insertions (VTI), to estimate the impact of the vaccine on a national level...
September 16, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927683/influenza-vaccination-and-risk-of-respiratory-failure-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-nationwide-population-based-case-cohort-study
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Hsin-Hui Huang, Su-Jung Chen, Tze-Fan Chao, Chia-Jen Liu, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Pesus Chou, Fu-Der Wang
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory disease which causes a considerable disease burden. Patients with COPD are at a higher risk for influenza infection and influenza vaccination are recommended at this high risk patient group. In the current study, we aimed to evaluate the association between influenza vaccination and the risk of respiratory failure (RF) in COPD patients. METHODS: From 2001 to 2005, patients with newly diagnosed COPD were identified from the NHIRD, and were followed until 2010...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927548/pulmonary-injury-from-waterproofing-spray-during-a-hike
#14
Tomonori Harada, Yukio Hirabayashi, Yuriko Takayama-Isagawa, Hiroto Sakamoto, Makoto Kawaishi, Hiroyuki Hara, Shin Aizawa
A 48-year-old man developed general fatigue, dyspnea, and fever at an altitude of 1562 m from the morning of the first day of a 3-day hike. Despite pharyngeal discomfort and mild general fatigue, he felt that the symptoms were not sufficient to abandon his plan. He usually required 1.5 hours to reach Tokusawa (6.4 km from the starting point at an altitude of 1500 m), but this time he required 2.5 hours and slept briefly upon arrival at Tokusawa due to extreme fatigue and respiratory discomfort. His symptoms became aggravated, so he presented at a mountain clinic with oxygen saturation at 80% and body temperature of 37...
September 15, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927016/china-s-air-quality-and-respiratory-disease-mortality-based-on-the-spatial-panel-model
#15
Qilong Cao, Ying Liang, Xueting Niu
Background: Air pollution has become an important factor restricting China's economic development and has subsequently brought a series of social problems, including the impact of air pollution on the health of residents, which is a topical issue in China. Methods: Taking into account this spatial imbalance, the paper is based on the spatial panel data model PM2.5. Respiratory disease mortality in 31 Chinese provinces from 2004 to 2008 is taken as the main variable to study the spatial effect and impact of air quality and respiratory disease mortality on a large scale...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927006/emerging-roles-of-heparanase-in-viral-pathogenesis
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Neel Thakkar, Tejabhiram Yadavalli, Dinesh Jaishankar, Deepak Shukla
Heparan sulfate (HS) is ubiquitously expressed on mammalian cells. It is a polysaccharide that binds growth factors, cytokines, and chemokines, and thereby controls several important physiological functions. Ironically, many human pathogens including viruses interact with it for adherence to host cells. HS functions can be regulated by selective modifications and/or selective cleavage of the sugar chains from the cell surface. In mammals, heparanase (HPSE) is the only known enzyme capable of regulating HS functions via a selective endoglycosidase activity that cleaves polymeric HS chains at internal sites...
September 18, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926855/a-comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-once-daily-fluticasone-furoate-vilanterole-with-twice-daily-fluticasone-propionate-salmeterol-in-elderly-asthmatics
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Yoshihisa Ishiura, Masaki Fujimura, Yasutaka Shiba, Noriyuki Ohkura, Johsuke Hara, Miki Abo, Kazuo Kasahara
Background Asthma in the elderly population has been focused because it affects quality of life and results in a higher hospitalization rate and mortality. Fluticasone furoate (FF)/vilanterole (VI) is a novel inhaled corticosteroids (ICS)/long-acting β2 agonist (LABA) combination being developed for once-daily administration for asthma with greater anti-inflammatory activity and longer duration of bronchidilation. The Ellipta(TM) dry powder inhaler (DPI) has also been available as a new device with high levels of satisfaction and preference...
September 19, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926741/cellular-glutathione-levels-in-hl-60-cells-during-respiratory-burst-are-not-correlated-with-ultra-weak-photon-emission
#18
Rosilene Cristina Rossetto Burgos, Wei Zhang, Eduard P A van Wijk, Thomas Hankemeier, Rawi Ramautar, Jan van der Greef
Recently, ultra-weak photon emission (UPE) was developed as a novel tool for measuring oxidative metabolic processes, as its generation is related to reactive oxygen species (ROS). Both an imbalance in ROS or the uncontrolled production of ROS can lead to oxidative stress, which is commonly associated with many diseases. In addition to playing several biological functions, the thiol amino acid glutathione has an important antioxidant function in the body's defense against ROS. Specifically, glutathione is an important endogenous antioxidant that helps maintain oxidant levels...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926727/early-pregnancy-intrauterine-fetal-exposure-to-maternal-smoking-and-impact-on-fetal-telomere-length
#19
Hooman Mirzakhani, Immaculata De Vivo, J Steven Leeder, Roger Gaedigk, Carrie A Vyhlidal, Scott T Weiss, Kelan Tantisira
BACKGROUND: Reduced telomere length, or its accelerated attrition, has been implicated in aging, mortality, and several human diseases, including respiratory diseases. Age dependent manifestation of telomere-mediated disease during life span indicates the role of developmental stage in these diseases and highlights the importance of fetal developmental process in utero and at earlier life stages. Environmental determinants during developmental and later stages of life could affect telomere length...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926333/pneumonitis-in-adult-onset-still-s-disease-uncommon-or-under-diagnosed
#20
Silvia Fernandes, Margarida Almeida, José Alberto Pereira da Silva, José Carlos Romeu
The adult onset Still's Disease is an uncommon entity characterized by multiple clinical manifestations. Pneumonitis, less often considered, deserves particular emphasis given the need for differential diagnosis and because it can progress to severe respiratory failure. With the aim to highlight the pulmonary parenchyma involvement in patients with adult onset Still's Disease, we present a case report which progresses with pneumonitis.
August 31, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
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