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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931052/improvement-of-dyspnea-after-bariatric-surgery-is-associated-with-increased-expiratory-reserve-volume-a-prospective-follow-up-study-of-45-patients
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Louis Boissière, Jeanne-Marie Perotin-Collard, Eric Bertin, Isabelle Gaubil, Ana Diaz Cives, Coralie Barbe, Sandra Dury, Julie Nardi, François Lebargy, Gaëtan Deslée, Claire Launois
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of bariatric surgery in patients with obesity on dyspnea and to analyze the relationships between improvement of dyspnea after bariatric surgery and changes in pulmonary function, especially Expiratory Reserve Volume (ERV) which is the lung volume abnormality most frequently associated with obesity. METHODS: Forty-five patients (5 males/40 females, mean Body Mass Index = 46.2 ± 6.8 kg/m2) were evaluated before and 6 to 12 months after bariatric surgery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929225/prediction-of-survival-by-texture-based-automated-quantitative-assessment-of-regional-disease-patterns-on-ct-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Sang Min Lee, Joon Beom Seo, Sang Young Oh, Tae Hoon Kim, Jin Woo Song, Sang Min Lee, Namkug Kim
OBJECTIVES: To retrospectively investigate whether the baseline extent and 1-year change in regional disease patterns on CT can predict survival of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). METHODS: A total of 144 IPF patients with CT scans at the time of diagnosis and 1 year later were included. The extents of five regional disease patterns were quantified using an in-house texture-based automated system. The fibrosis score was defined as the sum of the extent of honeycombing and reticular opacity...
September 19, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928421/upregulation-of-cisd2-augments-ros-homeostasis-and-contributes-to-tumorigenesis-and-poor-prognosis-of-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Shih-Miao Li, Chung-Hsing Chen, Ya-Wen Chen, Yi-Chen Yen, Wen-Tsen Fang, Fang-Yu Tsai, Junn-Liang Chang, Ying-Ying Shen, Shiu-Feng Huang, Chih-Pin Chuu, I-Shou Chang, Chao A Hsiung, Shih Sheng Jiang
CISD2 is a redox-sensitive gene critical for normal development and mitochondrial integrity. CISD2 was known to have aberrant expression in several types of human cancers. However, its relation with lung cancer is still not clear. In this study we found CISD2 mRNA was significantly upregulated in lung adenocarcinoma (ADC) samples, compared with their adjacent normal counterparts, and was correlated with tumor stage, grade, and prognosis based on analysis of clinical specimens-derived expression data in public domain and our validation assay...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926468/rituximab-experience-in-patients-with-long-standing-systemic-sclerosis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease-a-series-of-14-patients
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Alper Sari, Denizcan Guven, Berkan Armagan, Abdulsamet Erden, Umut Kalyoncu, Omer Karadag, Sule Apras Bilgen, Ihsan Ertenli, Sedat Kiraz, Ali Akdogan
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to report the experience with rituximab treatment in a case series of patients with long-standing systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD). METHODS: We reviewed the charts of 197 SSc patients. Fourteen patients who received rituximab for SSc-ILD participated in this analysis. Pulmonary function tests, high-resolution thorax computed tomography and modified Rodnan skin scores were evaluated at baseline and end of the follow-up...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926089/long-non-coding-rna-linc00968-acts-as-oncogene-in-nsclc-by-activating-the-wnt-signaling-pathway
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Yíng Wang, Jun Zhou, Yu-Jun Xu, Hai-Bo Hu
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have played critical roles in a variety of cancers, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In our study, we focused on the biological function and clinical significance of lncRNA LINC00968 in NSCLC. It was indicated that LINC00968 was significantly increased in LUAD tissues, LUSC tissues and NSCLC cells compared to their corresponding controls. Inhibition of LINC00968 was able to repress NSCLC growth, migration and invasion in vitro while upregulation of LINC00968 reversed this process...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925574/radiographic-fibrosis-score-predicts-survival-in-systemic-sclerosis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
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Reoto Takei, Machiko Arita, Shogo Kumagai, Yuhei Ito, Fumiaki Tokioka, Takashi Koyama, Rintaro Saito, Keisuke Nishimura, Hironobu Tokumasu, Tadashi Ishida
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a common pulmonary manifestation of systemic sclerosis (SSc). It is unknown whether radiographic fibrosis score predicts mortality in SSc-associated ILD (SSc-ILD). We retrospectively analysed patients with SSc-ILD to evaluate whether radiographic fibrosis score was a useful predictor of mortality. METHODS: We identified SSc-ILD patients evaluated at Kurashiki Central Hospital (Japan) from 2006 to 2016, and radiographic fibrosis scores based on the extent of reticulation and honeycombing on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scanning were calculated by manually tracing around each fibrotic area...
September 19, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924948/magnetic-nanoparticles-for-the-delivery-of-dapagliflozin-to-hypoxic-tumors-physicochemical-characterization-and-cell-studies
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Athina Angelopoulou, Efstathia Voulgari, Argiris Kolokithas-Ntoukas, Aristides Bakandritsos, Konstantinos Avgoustakis
In solid tumors, hypoxia (lack of oxygen) is developed, which leads to the development of resistance of tumor cells to chemotherapy and radiotherapy through various mechanisms. Nevertheless, hypoxic cells are particularly vulnerable when glycolysis is inhibited. For this reason, in this study, the development of magnetically targetable nanocarriers of the sodium-glucose transporter protein (SGLT2) inhibitor dapagliflozin (DAPA) was developed for the selective delivery of DAPA in tumors. This nanomedicine in combination with radiotherapy or chemotherapy should be useful for effective treatment of hypoxic tumors...
September 18, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924113/the-evaluation-of-interstitial-abnormalities-in-group-b-of-the-2011-global-initiative-for-chronic-obstructive-lung-disease-gold-classification-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd
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Masahiro Ohgiya, Hirotoshi Matsui, Atsuhisa Tamura, Takafumi Kato, Shinobu Akagawa, Ken Ohta
Objective In 2011, the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) classification categorized chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients into 4 groups. A report demonstrated that the mortality in Group B was higher than that in Group C. Ischemic heart disease and cancer were suggested to be the cause. The aim of the present study was to test the hypothesis that interstitial lung abnormalities (ILAs) are more prevalent in Group B than Group C and that they may be responsible for the higher mortality in Group B...
September 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923112/cobalt-nanoparticles-induce-lung-injury-dna-damage-and-mutations-in-mice
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Rong Wan, Yiqun Mo, Zhenyu Zhang, Mizu Jiang, Shichuan Tang, Qunwei Zhang
BACKGROUND: We and other groups have demonstrated that exposure to cobalt nanoparticles (Nano-Co) caused oxidative stress and inflammation, which have been shown to be strongly associated with genotoxic and carcinogenic effects. However, few studies have reported Nano-Co-induced genotoxic effects in vivo. Here, we propose that Nano-Co may have high genotoxic effects due to their small size and high surface area, which have high capacity for causing oxidative stress and inflammation. METHODS: gpt delta transgenic mice were used as our in vivo study model...
September 18, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921504/g%C3%AE-12-facilitates-carbachol-induced-shortening-in-human-airway-smooth-muscle-by-modulating-phosphoinositide-3-kinase-mediated-activation-in-a-rhoa-dependent-manner
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Edwin J Yoo, Gaoyuan Cao, Cynthia J Koziol-White, Christie A Ojiaku, Krishna Sunder, Joseph A Jude, James V Michael, Hong Lam, Ivan Pushkarsky, Robert Damoiseaux, Dino Di Carlo, Kwangmi Ahn, Steven S An, Raymond B Penn, Reynold A Panettieri
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)-dependent activation of Rho kinase (ROCK) is necessary for agonist-induced human airway smooth muscle cell (HASMC) contraction, and inhibition of PI3K promotes bronchodilation of human small airways. The upstream mechanisms driving agonist-mediated PI3K/ROCK axis activation, however, remain unclear. Given the capacity of G12 family proteins to activate ROCK pathways in other cell types (Riobo and Manning, 2005), the role of G12 proteins in modulating M3 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (M3R)-stimulated PI3K/ROCK activation and HASMC contraction was examined...
September 17, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921394/combination-therapy-with-pirfenidone-plus-prednisolone-ameliorates-paraquat-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Rokhsana Rasooli, Fatemeh Pourgholamhosein, Younes Kamali, Fatemeh Nabipour, Ali Mandegary
Pirfenidone is known to slow the decline in vital capacity and increase survival in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Besides, administration of glucocorticoids, e.g., prednisolone has been the conventional strategy to the treatment of patients with this disease, although their efficacy is under debate. Since multiple coactivated pathways are involved in the pathogenesis of IPF, combination therapy is a foundation strategy to cover many more synergetic mechanisms and increase response. The aim of the present study was to compare the therapeutic efficacy of prednisolone plus pirfenidone with pirfenidone alone in PQ-induced lung fibrosis...
September 18, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921174/bilateral-segmentectomies-using-virtual-assisted-lung-mapping-val-map-for-metastatic-lung-tumors
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Keita Nakao, Masaaki Sato, Jun-Ichi Nitadori, Jun Nakajima
BACKGROUND: Virtual-assisted lung mapping (VAL-MAP) has been used not only in wedge resection but also in segmentectomy for hardly palpable lung nodules. We herein report a case of bilateral segmentectomy using VAL-MAP with chronological change of pulmonary function test results. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old female was found to have a colorectal cancer with pulmonary nodules in both sides of the lungs considered as synchronous lung metastases. After sigmoidectomy for primary cancer and chemotherapy, treatments for small nodules in both sides of the lungs were planned...
September 18, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919734/usefulness-of-the-desaturation-distance-ratio-from-the-six-minute-walk-test-for-patients-with-copd
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Yukari Fujimoto, Yutaro Oki, Masahiro Kaneko, Hideki Sakai, Shogo Misu, Takumi Yamaguchi, Yuji Mitani, Hisafumi Yasuda, Akira Ishikawa
PURPOSE: A straightforward, noninvasive method is needed to assess emphysema and pulmonary hypertension (PH) in COPD patients. The desaturation-distance ratio (DDR) is an index derived from the distance traveled and level of desaturation during a six-minute walk test (6MWT); it has previously been shown to be associated with percentage of forced expiratory volume in the first second of expiration (%FEV1.0) and percentage of diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (%DLCO). The aim of this study was to examine the associations between DDR and emphysema and PH...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919730/a-new-functional-method-to-choose-the-target-lobe-for-lung-volume-reduction-in-emphysema-comparison-with-the-conventional-densitometric-method
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Juergen Hetzel, Michael Boeckeler, Marius Horger, Ahmed Ehab, Christopher Kloth, Robert Wagner, Lutz Freitag, Dirk-Jan Slebos, Richard Alexander Lewis, Maik Haentschel
BACKGROUND: Lung volume reduction (LVR) improves breathing mechanics by reducing hyperinflation. Lobar selection usually focuses on choosing the most destroyed emphysematous lobes as seen on an inspiratory CT scan. However, it has never been shown to what extent these densitometric CT parameters predict the least deflation of an individual lobe during expiration. The addition of expiratory CT analysis allows measurement of the extent of lobar air trapping and could therefore provide additional functional information for choice of potential treatment targets...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916766/stimulatory-secretions-of-airway-epithelial-cells-accelerate-early-repair-of-tracheal-epithelium
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Egi Kardia, Rafeezul Mohamed, Badrul Hisham Yahaya
Airway stem/progenitor epithelial cells (AECs) are notable for their differentiation capacities in response to lung injury. Our previous finding highlighted the regenerative capacity of AECs following transplantation in repairing tracheal injury and reducing the severity of alveolar damage associated acute lung injury in a rabbit model. The goal of this study is to further investigate the potential of AECs to re-populate the tracheal epithelium and to study their stimulatory effect on inhibiting pro-inflammatory cytokines, epithelial cell migration and proliferation, and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) process following tracheal injury...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916398/in-vivo-analysis-of-sternal-angle-sternal-and-sternocostal-kinematics-in-supine-humans-during-breathing
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Benoît Beyer, Véronique Feipel, Victor Sholukha, Laurence Chèze, Serge Van Sint Jan
This paper aims at contributing to the understanding of the combination of in vivo sternum displacement, sternal angle variations and sternocostal joints (SCJ) kinematics of the seven first rib pairs over the inspiratory capacity (IC). Retrospective codified spiral-CT data obtained at total lung capacity (TLC), middle of inspiratory capacity (MIC) and at functional residual capacity (FRC) were used to compute kinematic parameters of the bones and joints of interest in a sample of 12 asymptomatic subjects. 3D models of rib, thoracic vertebra, manubrium and sternum were processed to determine anatomical landmarks (ALs) on each bone...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916201/targeting-heparanase-to-the-mammary-epithelium-enhances-mammary-gland-development-and-promotes-tumor-growth-and-metastasis
#17
Ilanit Boyango, Uri Barash, Liat Fux, Inna Naroditsky, Neta Ilan, Israel Vlodavsky
Heparanase is an endoglucuronidase that uniquely cleaves the heparan sulfate side chains of heparan sulfate proteoglycans. This activity ultimately alters the structural integrity of the ECM and basement membrane that becomes more prone to cellular invasion by metastatic cancer cells and cells of the immune system. In addition, enzymatically inactive heparanase was found to facilitate the proliferation and survival of cancer cells by activation of signaling molecules such as Akt, Src, signal transducer and activation of transcription (Stat), and epidermal growth factor receptor...
September 12, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915226/pulmonary-vascular-function-and-aerobic-exercise-capacity-at-moderate-altitude
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Vitalie Faoro, Gael Deboeck, Marco Vicenzi, Anne-Fleur Gaston, Bamodi Simaga, Grégory Doucende, Ilona Hapkova, Emma Roca, Enric Subirats, Fabienne Durand, Robert Naeije
PURPOSE: There has been suggestion that a greater "pulmonary vascular reserve" defined by a low pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and a high lung diffusing capacity (DL) allow for a superior aerobic exercise capacity. How pulmonary vascular reserve might affect exercise capacity at moderate altitude is not known. METHODS: Thirty-eight healthy subjects underwent an exercise stress echocardiography of the pulmonary circulation, combined with measurements of DL for nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO) and a cardiopulmonary exercise test at sea level and at an altitude of 2250 m...
October 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914192/current-trends-in-cancer-biomarker-discovery-using-urinary-metabolomics-achievements-and-new-challenges
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Casey Burton, Yinfa Ma
The development of effective screening methods for early cancer detection is one of the foremost challenges facing modern cancer research. Urinary metabolomics has recently emerged as a potentially transformative approach to cancer biomarker discovery owing to its noninvasive sampling characteristics and robust analytical feasibility. OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of new developments in urinary metabolomics, cover the most promising aspects of hyphenated techniques in untargeted and targeted metabolomics, and to discuss technical and clinical limitations in addition to the emerging challenges in the field of urinary metabolomics and its application to cancer biomarker discovery...
September 13, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913840/loss-of-regulatory-characteristics-in-cd4-cd25-hi-t-cells-induced-by-impaired-transforming-growth-factor-beta-secretion-in-pneumoconiosis
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Lu-Qin Bian, Ling Mao, Ying Bi, Shao-Wei Zhou, Zi-Dan Chen, Jun Wen, Jin Shi, Ling Wang
Pneumoconiosis is caused by the accumulation of airborne dust in the lung, which stimulates a progressive inflammatory response that ultimately results in lung fibrosis and respiratory failure. It is possible that regulatory cells in the immune system could function to suppress inflammation and possibly slow or reverse disease progression. However, results in this study suggest that in pneumoconiosis patients, the regulatory T cells (Tregs) and B cells are functionally impaired. First, we found that pneumoconiosis patients presented an upregulation of CD4(+) CD25(+) T cells compared to controls, whereas the CD4(+) CD25(+) and CD4(+) CD25(hi) T cells were enriched with Th1- and Th17-like cells but not Foxp3-expressing Treg cells and evidenced by significantly higher T-bet, interferon (IFN)-γ, and interleukin (IL)-17 expression but lower Foxp3 and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β expression...
September 15, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
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