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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150178/-relationships-between-copd-and-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-pulmonary-infections
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REVIEW
C Balavoine, C Andréjak, S Marchand-Adam, F X Blanc
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) pulmonary infections are increasingly frequent in pneumological practice. The diagnosis is based on an association of clinical, microbiological and radiological criteria. Some risk factors for NTM disease have been described, including chronic respiratory diseases, but without specific focus on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD patients have more risk to be infected by NTM than patients with the main other chronic respiratory diseases (except cystic fibrosis) (odds ratio [OR] at 15...
November 14, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149505/an-international-continence-society-ics-report-on-the-terminology-for-adult-neurogenic-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction-anlutd
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Jerzy B Gajewski, Brigitte Schurch, Rizwan Hamid, Márcio Averbeck, Ryuji Sakakibara, Enrico F Agrò, Tamara Dickinson, Christopher K Payne, Marcus J Drake, Bernie T Haylen
INTRODUCTION: The terminology for adult neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (ANLUTD) should be defined and organized in a clinically based consensus Report. METHODS: This Report has been created by a Working Group under the auspices and guidelines of the International Continence Society (ICS) Standardization Steering Committee (SSC) assisted at intervals by external referees. All relevant definitions for ANLUTD were updated on the basis of research over the last 14 years...
November 17, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148205/inhaled-corticosteroids-and-the-risks-of-low-energy-fractures-in-patients-with-chronic-airway-diseases-a-propensity-score-matched-study
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Chun-Hao Tsai, Lin-Yu Laio, Cheng-Li Lin, Wei-Sheng Chung
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) are crucial anti-inflammatory medications for chronic airway diseases. Studies investigating the relationship between ICSs and fractures in Asian populations are scant. We investigated whether ICSs increased the risk of low-energy fractures in patients with chronic airway diseases. METHODS: We used the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database to select patients aged 20 years and older with chronic airway diseases (asthma and COPD) between 2000 and 2011 as the base cohort...
November 17, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146060/clinicopathologic-correlation-of-programmed-death-ligand-1-expression-in-non-small-cell-lung-carcinomas-a-report-from-india
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Archana George Vallonthaiel, Prabhat Singh Malik, Varsha Singh, Vinay Kumar, Sunil Kumar, Mehar Chand Sharma, Sandeep Mathur, Sudheer Arava, Randeep Guleria, Deepali Jain
INTRODUCTION: Increased expression of Programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) on cancer cells and immune cells predict response to PD-1/PDL1 inhibitors. Data regarding frequency and pattern of PD-L1 expression in NSCLC from India is not available. OBJECTIVES: To analyse PD-L1 expression on tumour cells (TC) and immune cells (IC) and to correlate PD-L1 expression with baseline clinico-pathological characteristics, oncogenic drivers and outcome data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PD-L1 expression on tumour cells and immune cells was analysed...
December 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138555/the-efficacy-of-extrafine-beclomethasone-dipropionate-formoterol-fumarate-in-copd-patients-who-are-not-frequent-exacerbators-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-forward-study
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Dave Singh, Stefano Vezzoli, Stefano Petruzzelli, Alberto Papi
The GOLD 2017 strategy document recommends that the pharmacological management of COPD patients be based on the risk of future exacerbations and the severity of symptoms. A threshold of two moderate exacerbations or one hospitalization is used to define high-risk patients. The FORWARD study was a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group trial that compared 48 weeks' treatment with extrafine beclomethasone dipropionate plus formoterol fumarate (BDP-FF) versus FF in severe COPD patients with a history of one or more exacerbations in the previous year...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135840/costs-and-burden-associated-with-loss-of-labor-productivity-in-informal-caregivers-of-people-with-dementia-results-from-spain
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Marta Farré, Belchin Kostov, Josep Maria Haro, Esther Cabrera, Ester Risco, MCarmen Alvira, Susana Miguel, Adelaida Zabalegui
AIMS: We analyzed indirect costs related to loss of labor productivity (LLP) in informal caregivers (ICs) of people with dementia (PwD) and the associated caregiver burden and patients' clinical variables. METHODS: Multicenter cohort study of PwD and their ICs (n = 287) focused on two groups: (1) home care and (2) institutional long-term care. The costs of LLP were assessed using the Resource Utilization Dementia instrument and a human capital approach. RESULTS: The cost for LLP was 378&OV0556;/month or 4...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133802/a-conformational-switch-in-initiation-factor-2-controls-the-fidelity-of-translation-initiation-in-bacteria
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Kelvin Caban, Michael Pavlov, Måns Ehrenberg, Ruben L Gonzalez
Initiation factor (IF) 2 controls the fidelity of translation initiation by selectively increasing the rate of 50S ribosomal subunit joining to 30S initiation complexes (ICs) that carry an N-formyl-methionyl-tRNA (fMet-tRNA(fMet)). Previous studies suggest that rapid 50S subunit joining involves a GTP- and fMet-tRNA(fMet)-dependent "activation" of IF2, but a lack of data on the structure and conformational dynamics of 30S IC-bound IF2 has precluded a mechanistic understanding of this process. Here, using an IF2-tRNA single-molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer signal, we directly observe the conformational switch that is associated with IF2 activation within 30S ICs that lack IF3...
November 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131036/the-immunogenicity-of-biologic-therapies
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Sandra Garcês, Jocelyne Demengeot
Virtually all therapeutic proteins (biologics) elicit an immune response with the consequent production of anti-drug antibodies (ADA). The majority of ADA to therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are directed against the antigen-binding site of the therapeutic mAb, and hence are neutralizing. This nature of the ADA response explains why fully human antibodies can still be highly immunogenic. The detection of ADA is technically challenging and all assays have limitations, namely a limited capacity in detecting ADA in the presence of a drug due to immune complex (IC) formation, which may underestimate the ADA incidence...
2018: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130803/steroid-sparing-effect-of-sublingual-immunotherapy-real-life-study-in-mono-polisensitized-children-with-asthma
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Nerin Nadir Bahceciler, Nilufer Galip, Arzu Babayigit
AIM: Steroid-sparing effect of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) in mono/polisensitized asthmatic children were evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  Children undergoing allergen-specific SLIT between 2010 and 2014 were included. Asthma control and usage/dose of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) in the previous year was determined. Asthma control without ICS need ≥6 months was defined as 'ICS avoidance'. RESULTS:  90 children (mean ± SD age 8...
November 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129224/quantification-and-phenotypic-characterisation-of-peripheral-ifn-%C3%AE-producing-leucocytes-in-chickens-vaccinated-against-newcastle-disease
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S H Andersen, L Vervelde, K Sutton, L R Norup, E Wattrang, H R Juul-Madsen, T S Dalgaard
The aim of this study was to optimise and evaluate an intracellular cytokine staining (ICS) assay for assessment of T cell IFN-γ responses in chickens vaccinated against Newcastle disease (ND). We aimed to validate currently available antibodies to chicken IFN-γ using transfected CHO cells. Moreover, this ICS assay was evaluated for use to detect mitogen and antigen induced IFN-γ production in chicken peripheral blood leucocytes. Chickens from an inbred white leghorn line containing two MHC haplotypes, B19 and B21, were divided into three experimental groups; one group was kept as naive controls, one group was vaccinated intramuscularly twice with a commercial inactivated ND virus (NDV) vaccine, and the last group was vaccinated orally twice with a commercial live attenuated NDV vaccine...
December 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128192/efficacy-and-safety-of-benralizumab-in-japanese-patients-with-severe-uncontrolled-eosinophilic-asthma
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Ken Ohta, Mitsuru Adachi, Yuji Tohda, Tadashi Kamei, Motokazu Kato, J Mark Fitzgerald, Masayuki Takanuma, Tadahiro Kakuno, Nobuyuki Imai, Yanping Wu, Magnus Aurivillius, Mitchell Goldman
BACKGROUND: In the Phase III CALIMA trial, benralizumab significantly reduced asthma exacerbations, increased lung function, and alleviated symptoms for patients with severe, uncontrolled eosinophilic asthma. The aim of this subgroup analysis was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of benralizumab for Japanese patients in the CALIMA trial. METHODS: CALIMA was a randomised, controlled trial of 1306 patients (aged 12-75 years; registered at ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01914757) with severe asthma uncontrolled by medium- to high-dosage inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting β2-agonists (ICS/LABA)...
November 8, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126110/risks-of-infection-and-mortality-among-patients-colonized-with-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-validation-of-scores-and-proposal-for-management
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Angela Cano, Belén Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, Isabel Machuca, Irene Gracia-Ahufinger, Elena Pérez-Nadales, Manuel Causse, Juan José Castón, Julia Guzman-Puche, Julian Torre-Giménez, Lara Kindelán, Luis Martínez-Martinez, Jesús Rodriguez-Baño, Julian Torre-Cisneros
Background: The management and indication of empirical treatment in Klebsiella pneumoniae-carbapenemase producing K. pneumoniae (KPC-Kp) colonized patients should be improved. Methods: A prospective cohort of 94 patients colonized by KPC-Kp was followed for 90 days to validate: (i) the Giannella risk score (GRS) to predict the development of any type of KPC-Kp infection and (ii) the INCREMENT-CPE score (ICS) to predict 30-day mortality in patients with infection...
November 8, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125714/prognostic-awareness-and-communication-preferences-among-caregivers-of-patients-with-malignant-glioma
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A J Applebaum, K Buda, M Kryza-Lacombe, J B Buthorn, R Walker, K M Shaffer, T A D'Agostino, E L Diamond
OBJECTIVE: Malignant glioma is a devastating neuro-oncologic disease with almost invariably poor prognosis, yet many families facing malignant glioma have poor prognostic awareness (PA), or the awareness of the patient's incurable disease and shortened life-expectancy. Accurate PA is associated with favorable medical outcomes at the end-of-life for patients and psychosocial outcomes for informal caregivers (ICs) through bereavement. To date, however, no study has specifically examined PA among MG ICs and the information they receive that shapes their awareness...
November 10, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122651/downregulation-of-lipocalin-2-and-bim-expression-after-remote-limb-preconditioning-in-the-ischemic-rat-brain
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Mingli Liu, Jing Chen, Shufan Zhang, Chuancheng Ren
Although it has been proved that remote limb preconditioning (RPC) can exert neurological protection effects after ischemic cerebral stroke (ICS), the underlying mechanisms of RPC still need to be elucidated for its better transformation to clinical application. Lipocalin-2 (LCN2) was upregulated after cerebral ischemia and mediated reperfusion injury in the models of ischemic stroke. So here, we investigated that whether RPC could downregulate the levels of LCN2 protein and its receptor resulting from cerebral ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury...
November 6, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120273/triple-therapy-in-copd-what-we-know-and-what-we-don-t
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Peter M A Calverley, Helgo Magnussen, Marc Miravitlles, Jadwiga A Wedzicha
Triple inhaled therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) consists of an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), a long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) and a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) taken in combination. Triple therapy is recommended by the Global initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) for patients who experience recurrent exacerbations despite treatment with either a dual bronchodilator (preferred initial therapy) or LABA/ICS combination (alternative initial therapy). Although there is evidence for the greater efficacy of triple therapy compared with LABA/ICS and LAMA monotherapy with regards to improved lung function, health status, and exacerbation rate, the efficacy of triple therapy when compared with dual bronchodilation (LABA/LAMA) is as yet unknown...
November 9, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118949/cardiovascular-disease-events-and-its-predictors-in-women-isfahan-cohort-study-ics
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Masoumeh Sadeghi, Azam Soleimani, Hamidreza Roohafza, Safoura Yazdekhasti, Shahram Oveisgharan, Mohammad Talaei, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
Introduction: As a lack of validated data about cardiovascular (CV) events and its risk factors (RFs) in women of Eastern Mediterranean region, we aimed to evaluate common predictors of CV events among Iranian women. Methods: Isfahan cohort study (ICS) is a prospective cohort that followed 6323 residents (51.3% women, aged 35-75 years) from three counties and their rural districts in central Iran. Common cardiovascular disease (CVD) RFs namely hypertension (HTN), diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, abdominal obesity, smoking, low apolipoproteins A ( apo-A) and high apolipoprotein B (apo-B) were evaluated...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116901/use-of-ics-in-copd-from-blockbuster-medicine-to-precision-medicine
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Marco Contoli, Angelo G Corsico, Pierachille Santus, Fabiano Di Marco, Fulvio Braido, Paola Rogliani, Luigi Calzetta, Nicola Scichilone
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of mortality worldwide, whose burden is expected to increase in the next decades, because of numerous risk factors, including the aging of the population. COPD is both preventable and treatable by an effective management including risk factor reduction, prevention, assessment, and treatment of acute exacerbations and co-morbidities. The available agents approved for COPD treatment are long-acting or ultra-long-acting β2-agonists (LABAs) and long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) bronchodilators, as well as inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in combination with LABAs...
November 8, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115881/a-review-of-current-and-developing-fixed-dose-laba-lama-combinations-for-treating-copd
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Chitra Lal, Charlie Strange
The current GOLD (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease) recommendations suggest using long acting β2 agonists (LABA) and long acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMA) in combination for group B COPD patients with persistent symptoms, group C COPD patients with further exacerbations on LAMA therapy alone and for group D COPD patients with or without combination with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). Thus, there is a lot of interest in developing LABA/LAMA combinations for maintenance therapy of chronic stable COPD...
November 8, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115880/treatment-response-heterogeneity-in-asthma-the-role-of-genetic-variation
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Susanne J H Vijverberg, Niloufar Farzan, Elise M A Slob, Anne H Neerincx, Anke H Maitland-van der Zee
Asthmatic patients show a large heterogeneity in response to asthma medication. Rapidly evolving genotyping technologies have led to the identification of various genetic variants associated with treatment outcomes. Areas covered: This review focuses on the current knowledge of genetic variants influencing treatment response to the most commonly used asthma medicines: short- and long-acting beta-2 agonists (SABA/LABA), inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and leukotriene modifiers. This review shows that various genetic variants have been identified, but none are currently used to guide asthma treatment...
November 8, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108533/a-review-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-once-daily-tiotropium-respimat-2-5-micrograms-in-adults-and-adolescents-with-asthma
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BACKGROUND: Despite current guidelines, many patients with asthma remain symptomatic, particularly those intolerant of,unresponsive to, or uncontrolled by long-acting beta 2-agonists (LABAs). Tiotropium bromide, delivered through the Respimatsoft-mist inhaler in 2 puffs of 1.25 micrograms each, is approved for the long-term, maintenance treatment of asthma in patients aged greater than or equal to 6 years. OBJECTIVE: An overview of the use of once-daily tiotropium Respimat 2...
November 6, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
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