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#1
Daniela Gompelmann, Nilab Sarmand, Felix J F Herth
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema are widespread diseases associated with progressive dyspnea because of airflow limitation and hyperinflation. Fundamental therapeutic strategies consist of pulmonary rehabilitation, pharmacotherapy, long-term oxygen therapy, noninvasive ventilation, and surgical therapeutic approaches. RECENT FINDINGS: In the last 14 years, endoscopic therapeutic modalities emerged as a substantial part of severe COPD and emphysema treatment...
February 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219748/improved-antitumor-activity-and-reduced-toxicity-of-doxorubicin-encapsulated-in-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-nanoparticles-in-lung-and-breast-cancer-treatment-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
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Laura Cabeza, Raul Ortiz, Jose Prados, Ángel V Delgado, Maria J Martín-Villena, Beatriz Clares, Gloria Perazzoli, Jose M Entrena, Consolación Melguizo, Jose L Arias
Poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) nanoparticles (NPs) offer many possibilities for drug transport because of their good physicochemical properties and biocompatibility. Doxorubicin-loaded PCL NPs have been synthesized to try to reduce the toxicity of doxorubicin (DOX) for healthy tissues and enhance its antitumor effect in two tumor models, breast and lung cancer, which have a high incidence in the global population. PCL NPs were synthesized using a modified nanoprecipitation solvent evaporation method. The in vitro toxicity of PCL NPs was evaluated in breast and lung cancer cell lines from both humans and mice, as was the inhibition of cell proliferation and cell uptake of DOX-loaded PCL NPs compared to free DOX...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214133/dynamic-hyperinflation-in-patients-with-asthma-and-exercise-induced-bronchoconstriction
#3
Olga Mediano, Raquel Casitas, Carlos Villasante, Elisabet Martínez-Cerón, Raúl Galera, Ester Zamarrón, Francisco García-Río
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the behavior of operative lung volumes during exercise in patients with asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). OBJECTIVES: To compare the presence of dynamic hyperinflation (DH) in patients with mild asthma with and without EIB and in healthy individuals and to relate the changes in end-expiratory lung volume (EELV) with postexercise airflow reduction. METHODS: A total of 122 consecutive stable patients (>12 years of age) with mild asthma and 38 controls were studied...
February 14, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214081/fev1-and-fvc-predict-all-cause-mortality-independent-of-cardiac-function-results-from-the-population-based-gutenberg-health-study
#4
Christina Magnussen, Francisco M Ojeda, Nargiz Rzayeva, Tanja Zeller, Christoph R Sinning, Norbert Pfeiffer, Manfred Beutel, Maria Blettner, Karl J Lackner, Stefan Blankenberg, Thomas Münzel, Klaus F Rabe, Philipp S Wild, Renate B Schnabel
BACKGROUND: Lung function has previously been related to increased mortality. Whether pulmonary impairment is associated with an increased mortality independent of cardiac dysfunction remains unclear. METHODS: In 15010 individuals from the general population (age range 35-74years, 51% men) in the Gutenberg Health Study we performed spirometry and transthoracic echocardiography. N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (Nt-proBNP) and high-sensitive troponin I (hsTnI) were measured in all individuals...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209772/maternal-smoke-exposure-decreases-mesenchymal-proliferation-and-modulates-rho-gtpase-dependent-actin-cytoskeletal-signaling-in-fetal-lungs
#5
Uchenna Unachukwu, Jordis Trischler, Monica Goldklang, Rui Xiao, Jeanine D'Armiento
The present study tested the hypothesis that maternal smoke exposure results in fetal lung growth retardation due to dysregulation in various signaling pathways, including the Wnt (wingless-related integration site)/β-catenin pathway. Pregnant female C57BL/6J mice were exposed to cigarette smoke (100-150 mg/m(3)) or room air, and offspring were humanely killed on 12.5, 14.5, 16.5, and 18.5 d post coitum (dpc). We assessed lung stereology with Cavalieri estimation; apoptosis with proliferating cell nuclear antigen, TUNEL, and caspase assays; and gene expression with quantitative PCR (qPCR) and RNA sequencing on lung epithelium and mesenchyme retrieved by laser capture microdissection...
February 16, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207845/reproducibility-and-comparison-of-oxygen-enhanced-t1-quantification-in-copd-and-asthma-patients
#6
Simon M F Triphan, Bertram J Jobst, Angela Anjorin, Oliver Sedlaczek, Ursula Wolf, Maxim Terekhov, Christian Hoffmann, Sebastian Ley, Christoph Düber, Jürgen Biederer, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Peter M Jakob, Mark O Wielpütz
T1 maps have been shown to yield useful diagnostic information on lung function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, both for native T1 and ΔT1, the relative reduction while breathing pure oxygen. As parameter quantification is particularly interesting for longitudinal studies, the purpose of this work was both to examine the reproducibility of lung T1 mapping and to compare T1 found in COPD and asthma patients using IRSnapShotFLASH embedded in a full MRI protocol. 12 asthma and 12 COPD patients (site 1) and further 15 COPD patients (site 2) were examined on two consecutive days...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205035/serial-improvement-of-quality-metrics-in-pediatric-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-for-congenital-lung-malformation-an-analysis-of-learning-curve
#7
Samina Park, Eung Re Kim, Yoohwa Hwang, Hyun Joo Lee, In Kyu Park, Young Tae Kim, Chang Hyun Kang
Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection in children is a technically demanding procedure that requires a relatively long learning period. This study aimed to evaluate the serial improvement of quality metrics according to case volume experience in pediatric VATS pulmonary resection of congenital lung malformation (CLM). Methods VATS anatomical resection in CLM was attempted in 200 consecutive patients. The learning curve for the operative time was modeled by cumulative sum analysis. Quality metrics were used to measure technical achievement and efficiency outcomes...
February 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197800/small-airway-obstruction-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-potential-parameters-for-early-detection
#8
Tomasz Piorunek, Magdalena Kostrzewska, Marta Stelmach-Mardas, Marcin Mardas, Sławomir Michalak, Joanna Goździk-Spychalska, Halina Batura-Gabryel
The impulse oscillometry (IOS) is recognized as a complementary method to spirometry in the diagnostics of obstructive pulmonary disorders. The IOS enables to measure total respiratory resistance (R5) and proximal respiratory resistance (R20), with the R5-R20 difference reflecting small airway resistance. This study seeks to evaluate the usefulness of R5-R20, maximal mid-expiratory flow (MMEF), and forced expiratory volume in 3 s/forced vital capacity ratio (FEV3/FVC), in the assessment of small airway obstruction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
February 15, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183533/chronic-embolic-pulmonary-hypertension-caused-by-pulmonary-embolism-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-inhibition
#9
Evandro M Neto-Neves, Mary B Brown, Maria V Zaretskaia, Samin Rezania, Adam G Goodwill, Brian P McCarthy, Scott A Persohn, Paul R Territo, Jeffrey A Kline
Our understanding of the pathophysiological basis of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) will be accelerated by an animal model that replicates the phenotype of human CTEPH. Sprague-Dawley rats were administered a combination of a single dose each of plastic microspheres and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor antagonist in polystyrene microspheres (PE) + tyrosine kinase inhibitor SU5416 (SU) group. Shams received volume-matched saline; PE and SU groups received only microspheres or SU5416, respectively...
February 7, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182686/predicting-structure-function-relations-and-survival-following-surgical-and-bronchoscopic-lung-volume-reduction-treatment-of-emphysema
#10
Jarred R Mondoñedo, Béla Suki
Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) and bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (bLVR) are palliative treatments aimed at reducing hyperinflation in advanced emphysema. Previous work has evaluated functional improvements and survival advantage for these techniques, although their effects on the micromechanical environment in the lung have yet to be determined. Here, we introduce a computational model to simulate a force-based destruction of elastic networks representing emphysema progression, which we use to track the response to lung volume reduction via LVRS and bLVR...
February 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180065/sequential-unilateral-lung-volume-reduction-for-emphysema-stretching-the-benefit
#11
Sadie Khorramnia, Lynda Holsworth, Hugh Mestitz, Glen P Westall, Trevor J Williams, Julian H Gooi, Gregory I Snell
Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction (BLVR) and Surgical Lung Volume Reduction (SLVR) and are two different approaches used to remodel severely emphysematous lungs to improve lung function and quality-of-life. We present a case initially referred for lung transplantation, where sequential left upper lobe BLVR and 7 years later right upper lobe SLVR, providing enduring physiological and functional improvement. The potential for sustained benefit via sequential unilateral lung volume reduction is under-appreciated...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176954/coil-therapy-for-patients-with-severe-emphysema-and-bilateral-incomplete-fissures-effectiveness-and-complications-after-1-year-follow-up-a-single-center-experience
#12
Konstantina Kontogianni, Vasiliki Gerovasili, Daniela Gompelmann, Maren Schuhmann, Hans Hoffmann, Claus Peter Heussel, Felix Jf Herth, Ralf Eberhardt
BACKGROUND: Lung volume reduction coil (LVRC) treatment is established in daily endoscopic lung volume reduction routine. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of LVRC treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of 86 patients (male/female: 40/46, mean age: 64±7 years) with severe COPD and bilateral incomplete fissures. A total of 10 coils were unilaterally implanted in a single lobe, and 28 out of 86 patients were treated bilaterally...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168954/lung-cancer-screening-with-low-dose-ct-in-europe-strength-and-weakness-of-diverse-independent-screening-trials
#13
M Silva, U Pastorino, N Sverzellati
A North American trial reported a significant reduction of lung cancer mortality and overall mortality as a result of annual screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). European trials prospectively tested a variety of possible screening strategies. The main topics of current discussion regarding the optimal screening strategy are pre-test selection of the high-risk population, interval length of LDCT rounds, definition of positive finding, and post-test apportioning of lung cancer risk based on LDCT findings...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159511/reslizumab-in-patients-with-inadequately-controlled-late-onset-asthma-and-elevated-blood-eosinophils
#14
Guy Brusselle, Matthew Germinaro, Sivan Weiss, James Zangrilli
INTRODUCTION: Asthma with adult onset and elevated blood eosinophils is a difficult-to-treat subgroup. This post hoc analysis evaluated reslizumab, an anti-interleukin-5 monoclonal antibody, in patients with late-onset eosinophilic asthma. METHODS: Data from two 52-week placebo-controlled trials of reslizumab IV 3 mg/kg every 4 weeks in patients aged 12-75 years with inadequately controlled asthma, ≥1 asthma exacerbation within 12 months, and screening blood eosinophils ≥400/μL (NCT01287039/NCT01285323) were stratified by age of asthma onset (<40 or ≥40 years)...
January 31, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157140/a-quasi-experimental-before-after-trial-examining-the-impact-of-an-emergency-department-mechanical-ventilator-protocol-on-clinical-outcomes-and-lung-protective-ventilation-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Brian M Fuller, Ian T Ferguson, Nicholas M Mohr, Anne M Drewry, Christopher Palmer, Brian T Wessman, Enyo Ablordeppey, Jacob Keeperman, Robert J Stephens, Cristopher C Briscoe, Angelina A Kolomiets, Richard S Hotchkiss, Marin H Kollef
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of an emergency department mechanical ventilation protocol on clinical outcomes and adherence to lung-protective ventilation in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental, before-after trial. SETTING: Emergency department and ICUs of an academic center. PATIENTS: Mechanically ventilated emergency department patients experiencing acute respiratory distress syndrome while in the emergency department or after admission to the ICU...
February 2, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149545/segmental-bronchi-collapsibility-computed-tomography-based-quantification-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-correlation-with-emphysema-phenotype-corresponding-lung-volume-changes-and-clinical-parameters
#16
Christopher Kloth, Wolfgang Maximilian Thaiss, Hendrik Ditt, Jürgen Hetzel, Eva Schülen, Konstantin Nikolaou, Marius Horger
BACKGROUND: Global pulmonary function tests lack region specific differentiation that might influence therapy in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. Therefore, the aim of this work was to assess the degree of expiratory 3(rd) generation bronchial lumen collapsibility in patients with severe COPD using chest-computed tomography (CT), to evaluate emphysema-phenotype, lobar volumes and correlate results with pulmonary function tests. METHODS: Thin-slice chest-CTs acquired at end-inspiration & end-expiration in 42 COPD GOLD IV patients (19 females, median-age: 65...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145285/dedicated-high-dose-rate-192-ir-brachytherapy-radiation-fields-for-in-vitro-cell-exposures-at-variable-source-target-cell-distances-killing-of-mammalian-cells-depends-on-temporal-dose-rate-fluctuation
#17
Cornelia Veigel, Günther H Hartmann, Peter Fritz, Jürgen Debus, Klaus-Josef Weber
Afterloading brachytherapy is conducted by the stepwise movement of a radioactive source through surgically implanted applicator tubes where at predefined dwell positions calculated dwell times optimize spatial dose delivery with respect to a planned dose level. The temporal exposure pattern exhibits drastic fluctuations in dose rate at a given coordinate and within a single treatment session because of the discontinuous and repeated source movement into the target volume. This could potentially affect biological response...
February 1, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142136/feasibility-and-safety-of-a-transthoracic-pneumostoma-airway-bypass-in-severe-emphysema-patients
#18
Gregory I Snell, Lynda Holsworth, Sadie Khorramnia, Glen P Westall, Trevor J Williams, Silvana Marasco, Julian H Gooi
BACKGROUND: Emphysema is characterised by airflow obstruction, hyperinflation, and resultant dyspnoea. It is worth investigating whether decompression improves lung mechanics and enhances quality of life (QoL). OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe the feasibility and safety of creating a transthoracic pneumostoma to enable lung reduction. METHODS: A transthoracic 10-mm diameter Portaero Access Tube (Portaero™, Cupertino, CA, USA) was implanted via a third intercostal space incision in 15 severe emphysema patients [mean age 63 years, forced expiratory volume in 1 s 54% predicted, diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide 31% predicted, residual volume 246% predicted, Six-Minute Walk Test 296 m]...
February 1, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137501/a-randomised-phase-iii-trial-of-once-daily-fluticasone-furoate-vilanterol-100-25%C3%A2-%C3%AE-g-versus-once-daily-vilanterol-25%C3%A2-%C3%AE-g-to-evaluate-the-contribution-on-lung-function-of-fluticasone-furoate-in-the-combination-in-patients-with-copd
#19
Thomas M Siler, Atsushi Nagai, Catherine A Scott-Wilson, Dawn A Midwinter, Courtney Crim
BACKGROUND: The contribution of fluticasone furoate (FF) on lung function in the FF/vilanterol (VI) 100/25 μg combination has been demonstrated numerically, but not statistically. METHODS: This multicentre, randomised, double-blind, controlled trial (GlaxoSmithKline study number 200820; clinicaltrials.gov NCT02105974) enrolled ≥40-year-old patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a ≥10-pack-year smoking history, a post-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) 30-70% of the predicted value, a FEV1/forced vital capacity ratio of ≤0...
February 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137205/delayed-chest-closure-with-skin-approximation-after-lung-transplant-in-oversized-graft
#20
Prashant N Mohite, Anton Sabashnikov, Aron-Frederik Popov, Mohamed Zeriouh, Javid Fatullayev, Massimo Cappocia, Mohamed Amrani, Martin Carby, André R Simon
Closure of the chest after lung transplant in cases of oversized grafts is often difficult. Lung volume reduction and delayed closure of the chest with Bogota bag are the only options available in such situations. Here, we propose to keep the sternum and intercostal spaces open and approximate skin over it. Once lung function improves and reperfusion-related edema recovers, the chest can be closed.
January 31, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
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