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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426673/lymph-node-volume-predicts-survival-but-not-nodal-clearance-in-stage-iiia-iiib-nsclc
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Vishesh Agrawal, Thibaud P Coroller, Ying Hou, Stephanie W Lee, John L Romano, Elizabeth H Baldini, Aileen B Chen, David Kozono, Scott J Swanson, Jon O Wee, Hugo J W L Aerts, Raymond H Mak
BACKGROUND: Locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LA-NSCLC) patients have poorer survival and local control with mediastinal node (N2) tumor involvement at resection. Earlier assessment of nodal burden could inform clinical decision-making prior to surgery. This study evaluated the association between clinical outcomes and lymph node volume before and after neoadjuvant therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CT imaging of patients with operable LA-NSCLC treated with chemoradiation and surgical resection was assessed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274405/state-of-dose-prescription-and-compliance-to-international-standard-icru-83-in-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-among-academic-institutions
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Indra J Das, Aaron Andersen, Zhe Jay Chen, Andrea Dimofte, Eli Glatstein, Jeremy Hoisak, Long Huang, Mark P Langer, Choonik Lee, Matthew Pacella, Richard A Popple, Roger Rice, Jennifer Smilowitz, Patricia Sponseller, Timothy Zhu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate dose prescription and recording compliance to international standard (International Commission on Radiation Units & Measurements [ICRU]-83) in patients treated with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) among academic institutions. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Ten institutions participated in this study to collect IMRT data to evaluate compliance to ICRU-83. Under institutional review board clearance, data from 5094 patients-including treatment site, technique, planner, physician, prescribed dose, target volume, monitor units, planning system, and dose calculation algorithm-were collected anonymously...
March 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248548/lung-function-in-south-african-adolescents-infected-perinatally-with-hiv-and-treated-long-term-with-antiretroviral-therapy
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Leah Nyawira Githinji, Diane M Gray, Sipho Hlengwa, Landon Myer, Heather J Zar
RATIONALE: Lung disease is a common cause of mortality and morbidity in HIV-infected adolescents, but there is limited information on the spectrum of lung function impairment in adolescents on antiretroviral therapy. OBJECTIVES: To investigate lung function in HIV-infected adolescents on antiretroviral therapy in the Cape Town Adolescent Antiretroviral Cohort. METHODS: A total of 515 South African adolescents aged 9 to 14 years, stable on antiretroviral therapy for at least 6 months, underwent baseline lung function testing...
March 1, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223466/short-term-effect-of-autogenic-drainage-on-ventilation-inhomogeneity-in-adult-subjects-with-stable-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis
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William Poncin, Grégory Reychler, Noémie Leeuwerck, Nathalie Bauwens, Anne-Sophie Aubriot, Candice Nader, Giuseppe Liistro, Sophie Gohy
BACKGROUND: Lung clearance index (LCI), a measure of ventilation inhomogeneity derived from a multiple-breath washout test, is a promising tool for assessing airway function in patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. However, it is unknown whether ventilation inhomogeneity could improve after successful elimination of excessive secretions within bronchiectasis. The objective of this work was to assess the short-term effects of lung secretion clearance using the autogenic drainage technique on standard lung function tests and LCI in subjects with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis...
February 21, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221737/feasibility-of-multiple-breath-washout-measurements-in-infants-with-bronchiolitis-a-pilot-study
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Patrick Stafler, Sigal Weinreb, Huda Mussaffi, Meir Mei-Zahav, Dario Prais, Guy Steuer, Ophir Bar-On, Moshe Hoshen, Hannah Blau
BACKGROUND: Lung clearance index (LCI) reflects ventilation inhomogeneity and is raised in obstructive airway disease. Feasibility of multiple breath washout (MBW) measurement during acute lung disease in infants is unknown. As a further measure of disease, exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) may paradoxically decrease in acute bronchiolitis. We hypothesized that MBW measurements were attainable in infants with bronchiolitis and that LCI was raised and eNO reduced, compared to normal controls...
February 21, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188011/effect-of-posture-on-lung-ventilation-distribution-and-associations-with-structure-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Kathryn A Ramsey, Caroline McGirr, Stephen M Stick, Graham L Hall, Shannon J Simpson
BACKGROUND: We assessed the effect of posture on ventilation distribution and the impact on associations with structural lung disease. METHODS: Multiple breath washout (MBW) was performed in seated and supine postures in 25 healthy children and 21 children with CF. Children with CF also underwent a chest CT scan. Functional residual capacity (FRC), lung clearance index (LCI) and moment ratios were calculated from the MBW test. CT scans were evaluated for CF-related structural lung disease...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125158/chest-physiotherapy-can-affect-the-lung-clearance-index-in-cystic-fibrosis-patients
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Joerg Grosse-Onnebrink, Uwe Mellies, Margarete Olivier, Claudius Werner, Florian Stehling
OBJECTIVES: The lung clearance index (LCI) is determined by multiple-breath washout lung function (MBW). It is increasingly used as an endpoint in clinical trials. Chest physiotherapy (CP) is part of routine cystic fibrosis (CF) care. Whether the LCI is useful in detecting short-term treatment effects of CP has not been sufficiently investigated. We assessed the short-term influence of CP with highly standardized high-frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) on the LCI in CF patients...
May 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123751/timing-of-hypertonic-saline-and-airway-clearance-techniques-in-adults-with-cystic-fibrosis-during-pulmonary-exacerbation-pilot-data-from-a-randomised-crossover-study
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Katherine O'Neill, Fidelma Moran, Michael M Tunney, J Stuart Elborn, Ian Bradbury, Damian G Downey, Jackie Rendall, Judy M Bradley
BACKGROUND: Streamlining the timing of treatments in cystic fibrosis (CF) is important to optimise adherence while ensuring efficacy. The optimal timing of treatment with hypertonic saline (HTS) and airway clearance techniques (ACT) is unknown. OBJECTIVES: This study hypothesised that HTS before ACT would be more effective than HTS during ACT as measured by Lung Clearance Index (LCI). METHODS: Adults with CF providing written informed consent were randomised to a crossover trial of HTS before ACT or HTS during ACT on consecutive days...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122863/alternative-inert-gas-washout-outcomes-in-patients-with-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia
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Sylvia Nyilas, Anne Schlegtendal, Florian Singer, Myrofora Goutaki, Claudia E Kuehni, Carmen Casaulta, Philipp Latzin, Cordula Koerner-Rettberg
The lung clearance index (LCI) derived from a nitrogen multiple breath washout test (N2-MBW) is a promising tool to assess small airways disease in primary ciliary dyskinesia, but it is difficult to apply in routine clinical settings because of its long measuring time. In this study, we aimed to assess alternative indices derived from shorter washout protocols.49 patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia (mean age 14.7±6.6 years) and 37 controls (mean age 14.3±1.4 years) performed N2-MBW and double-tracer gas (DTG) single-breath washout tests...
January 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102546/ataluren-and-similar-compounds-specific-therapies-for-premature-termination-codon-class-i-mutations-for-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Aisha A Aslam, Colin Higgins, Ian P Sinha, Kevin W Southern
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis is a common life-shortening genetic disorder in the Caucasian population (less common in other ethnic groups) caused by the mutation of a single gene that codes for the production of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator protein. This protein coordinates the transport of salt (and bicarbonate) across cell surfaces and the mutation most notably affects the airways. In the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis, defective protein results in a dehydrated surface liquid and compromised mucociliary clearance...
January 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039554/serum-level-of-dnase1l3-in-patients-with-dermatomyositis-polymyositis-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-its-association-with-disease-activity
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Qi Zhao, Chunshu Yang, Jianing Wang, Yujia Li, Pingting Yang
DNase1l3 is an endonuclease to degrade the chromatin of apoptotic or necrotic cells. Serum DNase1l3 may fulfill the function of clearance of chromatin released into the circulation by dying cells, which can trigger autoimmune responses. To date, it remains unclear whether serum DNase1l3 level associates with the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. Sixty-eight patients with dermatomyositis/polymyositis (DM/PM, n = 30), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, n = 20) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA, n = 18), as well as 26 healthy blood donors were enrolled in the present study...
December 30, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943680/progression-of-lung-disease-in-preschool-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Sanja Stanojevic, Stephanie D Davis, George Retsch-Bogart, Hailey Webster, Miriam Davis, Robin C Johnson, Renee Jensen, Maria Ester Pizarro, Mica Kane, Charles C Clem, Leah Schornick, Padmaja Subbarao, Felix A Ratjen
RATIONALE: Implementation of intervention strategies to prevent lung damage in early cystic fibrosis (CF) requires objective outcome measures that capture and track lung disease. OBJECTIVE: To define the utility of the Lung Clearance Index (LCI), measured by Multiple Breath Washout (MBW), as a means to track disease progression in preschool children with CF. METHODS: CF children between the ages of 2.5 and 6 years with a confirmed diagnosis of CF and age-matched healthy controls were enrolled at three North American CF centers...
December 12, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942431/biomarkers-for-the-phenotyping-and-monitoring-of-asthma-in-children
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REVIEW
Anna James, Gunilla Hedlin
An important issue in relation to the utility and reliability of biomarkers for asthma monitoring is how asthma is defined and characterized. What kind of asthma, or at what stage of the disease is a particular biomarker supposed to add information? Often, the purpose, or usefulness of a biomarker is not made clear. Diagnosis, severity evaluation, and monitoring are all different clinical uses for a biomarker, and confusion may arise when a biomarker is suitable for one of these but not another. When the utility of available biomarkers are discussed, these different roles need to be clarified...
2016: Current Treatment Options in Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931123/developments-in-multiple-breath-washout-testing-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Clare Saunders, Katie Bayfield, Samantha Irving, Christopher Short, Andrew Bush, Jane C Davies
BACKGROUND: Lung clearance index (LCI) is becoming recognized as an important addition in the monitoring of pediatric cystic fibrosis (CF). The non-invasive technique is easy to perform in all ages, reproducible and increasingly being used in clinical trials. There is interest in utilizing it within the clinic setting but its current use is mostly as a research tool. The procedure is highly dependent on skilled operators and a relaxed testing environment is key to obtaining good quality measurements...
April 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927050/the-use-of-multiple-breath-washout-for-assessing-cystic-fibrosis-in-infants
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Gwyneth Davies, Paul Aurora
Lung Clearance Index, measured using the multiple breath washout (MBW) technique, may be a useful test in infants with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). However, the requirement for specialised equipment and a number of important technical and methodological considerations relevant to testing in infants have complicated matters, and to date prevented its widespread translatability in this age group. Areas covered: We review the current status of infant MBW testing in CF, focusing on Lung Clearance Index. This includes a review of recent developments in the field relevant to testing methodology in the infant population, use in evaluating lung disease in CF in infancy, and the associated challenges which remain...
January 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919570/agreement-between-multiple-breath-nitrogen-washout-systems-in-children-and-adults
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William Poncin, Florian Singer, Anne-Sophie Aubriot, Patrick Lebecque
BACKGROUND: Comparability of multiple breath washout (MBW) systems has been little explored. We assessed agreement in lung clearance index (LCI) from two similar, commercial nitrogen MBW setups in patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and controls. METHODS: The EasyOne Pro (NDD) and Exhalyzer D (EM) were randomly applied in 85 adults (34 with CF) and 97 children (47 with CF and normal forced expiratory volume in one second). We assessed differences between setups in LCI, lung volumes and breathing pattern and diagnostic performance for detecting abnormal lung function...
March 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885143/intrapulmonary-percussive-ventilation-as-a-lung-recruitment-strategy-in-brain-dead-organ-donors
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Geralyn Lerg, Linda Shanta
OBJECTIVE: To determine the strength of the evidence evaluating the effectiveness of intrapulmonary percussive ventilation (IPV) as a safe alternative or adjunctive therapy to traditional chest physiotherapy (CPT) among potential organ donors. DATA SOURCES: Literature search conducted from February 2015 to November 2015 using PubMed, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Scopus, and bibliographies of pertinent articles. SEARCH TERMS: Intrapulmonary percussive ventilation, chest physiotherapy, chest wall oscillation, organ donors, and ventilation...
November 24, 2016: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872075/pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-evaluation-of-gepotidacin-against-gram-positive-organisms-using-data-from-murine-infection-models
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Catharine C Bulik, Ólanrewaju O Okusanya, Elizabeth A Lakota, Alan Forrest, Sujata M Bhavnani, Jennifer L Hoover, David R Andes, Paul G Ambrose
Gepotidacin (formerly called GSK2140944) is a novel triazaacenaphthylene bacterial topoisomerase inhibitor with in vitro activity against conventional and biothreat pathogens, including Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae Using neutropenic murine thigh and lung infection models, the pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics (PK-PD) of gepotidacin against S. aureus and S. pneumoniae were characterized. Candidate models were fit to single-dose PK data from uninfected mice (for doses of 16 to 128 mg/kg of body weight given subcutaneously [s...
February 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856821/determinants-of-early-life-lung-function-in-african-infants
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Diane Gray, Lauren Willemse, Ane Visagie, Dorottya Czövek, Polite Nduru, Aneesa Vanker, Dan J Stein, Nastassja Koen, Peter D Sly, Zoltán Hantos, Graham L Hall, Heather J Zar
BACKGROUND: Low lung function in early life is associated with later respiratory illness. There is limited data on lung function in African infants despite a high prevalence of respiratory disease. AIM: To assess the determinants of early lung function in African infants. METHOD: Infants enrolled in a South African birth cohort, the Drakenstein child health study, had lung function measured at 6-10 weeks of age. Measurements, made with the infant breathing via a facemask during natural sleep, included tidal breathing, sulfur hexafluoride multiple breath washout and the forced oscillation technique...
November 17, 2016: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805836/lumacaftor-ivacaftor-in-patients-aged-6-11-years-with-cystic-fibrosis-and-homozygous-for-f508del-cftr
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Carlos E Milla, Felix Ratjen, Gautham Marigowda, Fang Liu, David Waltz, Margaret Rosenfeld
RATIONALE: Combination lumacaftor/ivacaftor has been shown to improve lung function and other endpoints in patients aged 12 years and older with cystic fibrosis and homozygous for F508del-CFTR, but it has not been assessed in younger patients. OBJECTIVES: In this open-label phase III trial, we evaluated the safety, tolerability, pharmacodynamics, and efficacy of lumacaftor/ivacaftor combination therapy in patients aged 6-11 years with cystic fibrosis who were homozygous for F508del-CFTR...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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