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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805996/what-can-we-learn-from-pulmonary-function-testing-in-heart-failure
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Helgo Magnussen, Marco Canepa, Peter Emilio Zambito, Vito Brusasco, Thomas Meinertz, Stephan Rosenkranz
Pulmonary diseases frequently coexist in heart failure (HF), thus posing diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to cardiologists evaluating patients with overlapping symptoms and implementing recommended HF treatments. There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that pulmonary function testing might provide useful information for the best management of these patients. The availability of portable devices, allowing the measurement of spirometry and lung diffusion capacity for carbon monoxide outside of hospital-based pulmonary lung function laboratories, provides an opportunity for a more widespread use of these measures in the cardiology community, but their interpretation can be challenging...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805080/evaluation-of-the-amount-of-nanoparticles-emitted-in-welding-fume-from-stainless-steel-using-different-shielding-gases
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R P Pacheco, J F Gomes, R M Miranda, M L Quintino
The primary objective of this study was to correlate the emission of macro and nanoparticles released during the process of metal inert gas/metal active gas (MIG/MAG) of stainless steel with different gas mixtures. Using different gas mixtures with different heat inputs, it was possible to determine fume formation rates and surface areas of nanoparticles with alveolar lung deposition capacity. It was found, how the various transfer modes and the type of gas protection, in particular, the percentage of active elements in the chemical composition of the gas, affect the amount of fumes generated and also the generation of nanoparticles with a high capacity of deposition...
August 14, 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804812/predominance-of-comorbidities-in-the-detriment-of-daily-activity-in-sarcoidosis-patients
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S Kostorz, D Jastrzębski, M Sikora, A Zebrowska, A Margas, D Stepanik, H Swinder, D Ziora
Sarcoidosis may affect lung function, working ability, overall mobility, and daily activity. In the present study we performed an analysis of clinical settings in patients with sarcoidosis to disentangle its influence on daily physical activity (PA). PA assessment (number of steps per day, daily energy expenditure) was performed by accelerometry during consecutive 7 days after discharge from hospital. Thirty patients with sarcoidosis, aged 46.4 ± 10.5, were enrolled in the study. Clinical data (age, gender, steroid consumption, weight, and comorbidities), lung function tests (forced expiratory volume in one second - FEV1, forced vital capacity - FVC, and lung diffusion for carbon monoxide - DLCO), mobility (6-minute walk test- 6MWT) and physical performance (oxygen consumption at anaerobic threshold - VO2/AT) were estimated...
August 15, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804763/effects-of-chest-physical-therapy-in-patients-with-non-tuberculous-mycobacteria
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Ashwin Basavaraj, Leopoldo Segal, Jonathan Samuels, Jeremy Feintuch, Joshua Feintuch, Kevin Alter, Daniella Moffson, Adrienne Scott, Doreen Addrizzo-Harris, Mengling Liu, David Kamelhar
Antibiotic therapy against non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is prolonged and can be associated with toxicity. We sought to evaluate whether chest physical therapy (PT) was associated with clinical improvement in patients with NTM not receiving anti-mycobacterial pharmacotherapy. A retrospective review of 77 subjects that were followed from June 2006 to September 2014 was performed. Baseline time point was defined as the first positive sputum culture for NTM; symptoms, pulmonary function, and radiology reports were studied...
2017: International Journal of Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803342/alleviation-of-arsenic-induced-pulmonary-oxidative-damage-by-gspe-as-shown-during-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-experiments
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Meng Wei, Fangming Guo, Dongsheng Rui, Haixia Wang, Gangling Feng, Shugang Li, Guanling Song
A long-term exposure to arsenic may lead to lung damage due to oxidative stress. In this context, GSPE can play a major role as a strong antioxidant. Our study attempted to reveal the connection between arsenic-induced lung injury and the antagonistic effect of GSPE. For this purpose, BEAS-2B cells and Kunming mice were exposed to different dosages of As2O3 and GSPE. Oxidative stress indicators were detected both in vivo and in vitro. Cell survival rate and morphological changes in the lung tissue (H&E staining) were evaluated as well...
August 12, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802227/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-shufengjiedu-capsule-for-upper-respiratory-infection-via-the-erk-pathway
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Yanmei Li, Nianwei Chang, Yanqi Han, Mengge Zhou, Jie Gao, Yuanyuan Hou, Min Jiang, Tiejun Zhang, Gang Bai
BACKGROUND: Shufengjiedu Capsule (SFJD) is a type of Chinese traditional medicine compound for the treatment of acute upper respiratory tract infection. The present work aims to decipher the mechanism of SFJD. METHODS: In this study, we used target prediction and RNA sequence (RNA-Seq) based on transcriptome analysis to clarify the inflammation-eliminating mechanism of SFJD. Firstly, Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PAK) was used to induce acute lung injury in KM mice. After being treated by SFJD, the differently expressed genes were analyzed by RNA-Seq...
August 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801702/paeonol-attenuates-aging-mrc-5-cells-and-inhibits-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-premalignant-hacat-cells-induced-by-aging-mrc-5-cell-conditioned-medium
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Lihua Yang, Shangping Xing, Kun Wang, Hua Yi, Biaoyan Du
Senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) factors, such as IL-6 and IL-8, are extremely critical in tissue microenvironment. Senescent human fibroblasts facilitate epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in premalignant epithelial cells mainly through the secretion of SASP factors. Meanwhile, premalignant human HaCaT Keratinocyte (HaCaT) cells as immortal epithelial cells are susceptible to malignant transformation. Paeonol, an herbal phenolic component found in peonies, exerts anti-aging and anti-tumor efficacies, while the molecular mechanisms of paeonol on EMT in premalignant HaCaT cells induced by SASP factors are unclear...
August 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801407/the-boundaries-of-mild-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-design-of-the-searching-clinical-copd-onset-soon-study
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Gonzalo Labarca, Andrea Bustamante, Gonzalo Valdivia, Rodrigo Díaz, Álvaro Huete, Paul Mac Nab, Laura Mendoza, Jaime Leppe, Carmen Lisboa, Fernando Saldías, Orlando Díaz
INTRODUCTION: Clinical onset of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the point at which the disease is first identifiable by physicians. It is a poorly defined stage which seems to include both mild spirometric and non-spirometric disease, and could be described as early grade COPD, for practical purposes. While dyspnoea; chronic bronchitis and CT imaging evidence of emphysema and airway disease may be present very early, the lone significance of dyspnoea, the most relevant symptom in COPD in identifying these individuals, has been scarcely assessed...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798029/ppar%C3%AE-in-dendritic-cells-and-t-cells-drives-pathogenic-type-2-effector-responses-in-lung-inflammation
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Samuel Philip Nobs, Sara Natali, Lea Pohlmeier, Katarzyna Okreglicka, Christoph Schneider, Michael Kurrer, Federica Sallusto, Manfred Kopf
Type-2 immune responses are well-established drivers of chronic inflammatory diseases, such as asthma, and represent a large burden on public health systems. The transcription factor PPARγ is known to promote M2-macrophage and alveolar macrophage development. Here, we report that PPARγ plays a key role in both T cells and dendritic cells (DCs) for development of type-2 immune responses. It is predominantly expressed in mouse Th2 cells in vitro and in vivo as well as human Th2 cells from allergic patients...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797888/the-weighty-issue-of-obesity-in-paediatric-respiratory-medicine
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REVIEW
Dominic A Fitzgerald
Some have observed that developed world is fat and getting fatter. This is even extending into the developing world, and it is important to appreciate that the consequences of childhood obesity last into adulthood and are associated with premature death. From the paediatric respiratory perspective, the deposition of excess adipose tissue in the thoraco-abdominal region begins early in life and is believed to alter diaphragm mobility and chest wall expansion, reduce lung compliance, and result in a rapid shallow breathing pattern with an increased work of breathing and reduction in maximum ventilatory capacity...
June 11, 2017: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795606/hydrogen-rich-saline-inhibits-tobacco-smoke-induced-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-by-alleviating-airway-inflammation-and-mucus-hypersecretion-in-rats
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Zibing Liu, Wenye Geng, Chuanwei Jiang, Shujun Zhao, Yong Liu, Ying Zhang, Shucun Qin, Chenxu Li, Xinfang Zhang, Yanhong Si
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease induced by tobacco smoke has been regarded as a great health problem worldwide. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the protective effect of hydrogen-rich saline, a novel antioxidant, on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and explore the underlying mechanism. Sprague-Dawley rats were made chronic obstructive pulmonary disease models via tobacco smoke exposure for 12 weeks and the rats were treated with 10 ml/kg hydrogen-rich saline intraperitoneally during the last 4 weeks...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795220/achieving-and-maintaining-lung-volume-in-the-preterm-infant-from-the-first-breath-to-the-nicu
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REVIEW
Gianluca Lista, Andrés Maturana, Fernando R Moya
Please check if statements under Abstract section are presented correctly.The main goal for the neonatologist is to facilitate the adaptation to extra-uterine life during initial transition, while minimizing lung injury opening and protecting the premature lung from the first breath onwards. An appropriate management from birth should lead to the achievement of an early functional residual capacity (FRC), and the following steps should aim at maintaining an adequate lung volume. To date, different strategies are available to optimize fetal-neonatal transition and promote lung recruitment...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793908/transcriptomic-analysis-comparing-mouse-strains-with-extreme-total-lung-capacities-identifies-novel-candidate-genes-for-pulmonary-function
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Leema George, Ankita Mitra, Tania A Thimraj, Martin Irmler, Sangeetha Vishweswaraiah, Lars Lunding, Dorothea Hühn, Alicia Madurga, Johannes Beckers, Heinz Fehrenbach, Swapna Upadhyay, Holger Schulz, George D Leikauf, Koustav Ganguly
BACKGROUND: Failure to attain peak lung function by early adulthood is a risk factor for chronic lung diseases. Previously, we reported that C3H/HeJ mice have about twice total lung capacity (TLC) compared to JF1/MsJ mice. We identified seven lung function quantitative trait loci (QTL: Lfnq1-Lfnq7) in backcross/intercross mice derived from these inbred strains. We further demonstrated, superoxide dismutase 3, extracellular (Sod3), Kit oncogene (Kit) and secreted phosphoprotein 1 (Spp1) located on these Lfnqs as lung function determinants...
August 9, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792486/trmfo-a-fibronectin-binding-adhesin-of-mycoplasma-bovis
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Yongpeng Guo, Hongmei Zhu, Jiayao Wang, Jing Huang, Farhan Anwar Khan, Jingjing Zhang, Aizhen Guo, Xi Chen
Mycoplasma bovis is an important pathogenic mycoplasma, causing the cattle industry serious economic losses. Adhesion is a crucial step in the mycoplasmas' infection and colonization process; fibronectin (Fn), an extracellular matrix glycoprotein, is a molecular bridge between the bacterial adhesins and host cell receptors. The present study was designed to characterize the Fn-binding ability of methylenetetrahydrofolate-tRNA-(uracil-5-)-methyltransferase (TrmFO) and its role in M. bovis cytoadherence. The trmFO (MBOV_RS00785) gene was cloned and expressed in E...
August 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791412/benzo-a-pyrene-enhances-the-emt-associated-migration-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-a549-cells-by-upregulating-twist1
#15
Xi Chen, Hongbing Peng, Jian Xiao, Anqi Guan, Bin Xie, Bixiu He, Qiong Chen
Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP), an important toxic component of cigarette smoke, can cause lung cancer and lead to the progression of lung cancer. In the present study, we investigated the effect of BaP on the migration of lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells. BaP (1 µM) promoted the migration of A549 cells in a time-dependent manner and upregulated the expression of the Twist family BHLH transcription factor 1 (Twist1). BaP also induced upregulation of the mesenchymal markers N-cadherin and vimentin and downregulation of the epithelial marker E-cadherin...
August 3, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790813/asynchrony-in-respiratory-movements-between-the-pulmonary-lobes-in-patients-with-copd-continuous-measurement-of-lung-density-by-4-dimensional-dynamic-ventilation-ct
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Tsuneo Yamashiro, Hiroshi Moriya, Shin Matsuoka, Yukihiro Nagatani, Maho Tsubakimoto, Nanae Tsuchiya, Sadayuki Murayama
PURPOSE: Four-dimensional dynamic-ventilation CT imaging demonstrates continuous movement of the lung. The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between interlobar synchrony in lung density and spirometric values in COPD patients and smokers, by measuring the continuous changes in lung density during respiration on the dynamic-ventilation CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-two smokers, including ten with COPD, underwent dynamic-ventilation CT during free breathing...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790810/indices-of-iron-homeostasis-correlate-with-airway-obstruction-in-an-nhanes-iii-cohort
#17
Andrew J Ghio, Elizabeth D Hilborn
Cigarette smoking results in the accumulation of iron both systemically and locally, in the lung thereby causing imbalance in iron homeostasis. This disruption in iron homeostasis can be associated with oxidative stress and consequent tissue injury. Therefore, in this study, we tested the association between iron homeostasis and airway obstruction by examining a large cohort of smokers and non-smokers for relationships between 1) serum ferritin and iron concentrations and transferrin saturation and 2) forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1), and their ratio (FEV1/FVC)...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783666/dynamics-of-influenza-induced-lung-resident-memory-t-cells-underlie-waning-heterosubtypic-immunity
#18
Bram Slütter, Natalija Van Braeckel-Budimir, Georges Abboud, Steven M Varga, Shahram Salek-Ardakani, John T Harty
Lung-resident memory CD8 T cells (TRM) induced by influenza A virus (IAV) that are pivotal for providing subtype-transcending protection against IAV infection (heterosubtypic immunity) are not maintained long term, causing gradual loss of protection. The short-lived nature of lung TRM contrasts sharply with long-term maintenance of TRM induced by localized infections in the skin and in other tissues. We show that the decline in lung TRM is determined by an imbalance between apoptosis and lung recruitment and conversion to TRM of circulating memory cells...
January 6, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783656/resident-memory-cd8-t-cells-in-the-upper-respiratory-tract-prevent-pulmonary-influenza-virus-infection
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Angela Pizzolla, Thi H O Nguyen, Jeffrey M Smith, Andrew G Brooks, Katherine Kedzieska, William R Heath, Patrick C Reading, Linda M Wakim
Nasal epithelial tissue of the upper respiratory tract is the first site of contact by inhaled pathogens such as influenza virus. We show that this region is key to limiting viral spread to the lower respiratory tract and associated disease pathology. Immunization of the upper respiratory tract leads to the formation of local tissue-resident memory CD8(+) T cells (Trm cells). Unlike Trm cells in the lung, these cells develop independently of local cognate antigen recognition and transforming growth factor-β signaling and persist with minimal decay, representing a long-term protective population...
June 2, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782791/occupational-exposures-to-solvents-and-metals-are-associated-with-fixed-airflow-obstruction
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Sheikh M Alif, Shyamali C Dharmage, Geza Benke, Martine Dennekamp, Jennifer L Burgess, Caroline J Lodge, Stephen Morrison, David P Johns, Graham G Giles, Lyle C Gurrin, Paul S Thomas, John L Hopper, Richard Wood-Baker, Bruce R Thompson, Iain H Feather, Roel Vermeulen, Hans Kromhout, E Haydn Walters, Michael J Abramson, Melanie C Matheson
Objectives This study investigated the associations between occupational exposures to solvents and metals and fixed airflow obstruction (AO) using post-bronchodilator spirometry. Methods We included 1335 participants from the 2002-2008 follow-up of the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study. Ever-exposure and cumulative exposure-unit (EU) years were calculated using the ALOHA plus job exposure matrix (JEM). Fixed AO was defined as post-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1)/forced vital capacity (FVC) <0...
August 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
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