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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759540/incidence-predictors-and-outcomes-of-early-atrial-arrhythmias-after-lung-transplant-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Marwan Saad, Islam Y Elgendy, Amgad Mentias, Hesham K Abdelaziz, Amr F Barakat, Ahmed Abuzaid, Akram Y Elgendy, Mohammad K Mojadidi, Satish Chandrashekaran, Ahmed N Mahmoud
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the incidence, predictors, and prognostic implications of early post-lung transplant atrial arrhythmias (AAs). BACKGROUND: Although frequently encountered, the prognostic implications of early AAs after lung transplant remain uncertain. METHODS: A systematic review of MEDLINE and the Cochrane Library was conducted for all studies that reported early post-lung transplant AAs. Random-effects DerSimonian-Laird risk ratios (RRs) were calculated for categorical variables and standardized mean difference (SMD) for continuous variables...
July 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713159/the-impact-of-exposure-to-biomass-smoke-versus-cigarette-smoke-on-inflammatory-markers-and-pulmonary-function-parameters-in-patients-with-chronic-respiratory-failure
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Birsen Ocakli, Eylem Acarturk, Emine Aksoy, Sinem Gungor, Fulya Ciyiltepe, Selahattin Oztas, Ipek Ozmen, Meltem Coban Agca, Cuneyt Salturk, Nalan Adiguzel, Zuhal Karakurt
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of exposure to biomass smoke vs cigarette smoke on serum inflammatory markers and pulmonary function parameters in patients with chronic respiratory failure (CRF). Patients and methods: A total of 106 patients with CRF divided into age and gender-matched groups of cigarette-smoke exposure (n=55, mean [SD] age: 71.0 [12.0] years, 92.7% were females) and biomass smoke exposure (n=51, mean [SD] age: 73.0 [11...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676622/low-to-moderate-arsenic-exposure-and-respiratory-health-in-american-indian-communities
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Martha Powers, Tiffany R Sanchez, Maria Grau-Perez, Fawn Yeh, Kevin Francesconi, Walter Goessler, Christine M George, Christopher Heaney, Lyle G Best, Jason Umans, Robert H Brown, Ana Navas-Acien
RATIONALE: Exposure to inorganic arsenic, through drinking naturally-contaminated water, is an established cause of lung cancer. Evidence on the impact of arsenic exposure on lung function, however, is less conclusive. The evidence available, mostly from populations exposed to water arsenic levels >100 μg/L, suggests that arsenic exposure is associated with lower lung function. Prospective studies and studies examining low-to-moderate levels of water arsenic exposure (<50 μg/L) the level relevant for U...
April 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610585/pulmonary-diffusion-capacity-for-carbon-monoxide-dlco-in-indonesian-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
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Taruli Loura Batubara, Faisal Yunus, Ratnawati, Yassir, Fariz Nurwidya
Objectives: End-stage renal disease affects all systems in human including the respiratory system. This study aimed to discover the lung diffusion capacity of carbon monoxide (DLCO) in chronic hemodialysis patients and to establish its relation to several demographic and clinical factors as well as spirometry parameters. Material and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study among chronic hemodialysis patients aged .18 years, clinically stable in the last four weeks, without prior history of lung and cardiac disorder...
December 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605211/spirometric-impairments-cardiovascular-outcomes-and-noncardiovascular-death-in-older-persons
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Carlos A Vaz Fragoso, Peter H Van Ness, Terrence E Murphy, Gail J McAvay
BACKGROUND: In prior work involving older persons, the reported associations of spirometric impairments with cardiovascular outcomes may have been confounded by age-related changes in lung function. Hence, using more age-appropriate spirometric criteria from the Global Lung Function Initiative (GLI), we have evaluated the associations of spirometric impairments, specifically restrictive-pattern and airflow-obstruction, with cardiovascular death (CV-death) and hospitalization (CV-hospitalization)...
April 2018: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369684/respiratory-symptoms-in-young-adults-and-future-lung-disease-the-cardia-lung-study
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Ravi Kalhan, Mark T Dransfield, Laura A Colangelo, Michael J Cuttica, David R Jacobs, Bharat Thyagarajan, Raul San Jose Estepar, Rola Harmouche, Jorge Onieva Onieva, Samuel Y Ash, Yuka Okajima, Carlos Iribarren, Stephen Sidney, Cora E Lewis, David M Mannino, Kiang Liu, Lewis J Smith, George R Washko
RATIONALE: There are limited data on factors in young adulthood that predict future lung disease. OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between respiratory symptoms, loss of lung health, and incident respiratory disease in a population-based study of young adults. METHODS: Prospective data from 2749 participants in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study who completed respiratory symptom questionnaires at baseline and 2 years later and repeated spirometry measurements over 30 years...
January 25, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329576/spontaneous-prematurity-in-fetuses-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-a-retrospective-cohort-study-about-prenatal-predictive-factors
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Bruna Maria Lopes Barbosa, Agatha S Rodrigues, Mario Henrique Burlacchini Carvalho, Roberto Eduardo Bittar, Rossana Pulcineli Vieira Francisco, Lisandra Stein Bernardes
BACKGROUND: To evaluate possible predictive factors of spontaneous prematurity in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed. Inclusion criteria were presence of CDH; absence of fetoscopy; absence of karyotype abnormality; maximum of one major malformation associated with diaphragmatic hernia; ultrasound monitoring at the Obstetrics Clinic of Clinicas Hospital at the University of São Paulo School of Medicine, from January 2001 to October 2014...
January 12, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323786/pulmonary-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-scars-smoke-and-suffocation
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REVIEW
Jennifer A Dickens, Elke Malzer, Joseph E Chambers, Stefan J Marciniak
Protein misfolding within the endoplasmic reticulum (ER stress) can be a cause or consequence of pulmonary disease. Mutation of proteins restricted to the alveolar type II pneumocyte can lead to inherited forms of pulmonary fibrosis, but even sporadic cases of pulmonary fibrosis appear to be strongly associated with activation of the unfolded protein response and/or the integrated stress response. Inhalation of smoke can impair protein folding and may be an important cause of pulmonary ER stress. Similarly, tissue hypoxia can lead to impaired protein homeostasis (proteostasis)...
January 11, 2018: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248880/constrictive-bronchiolitis-presenting-with-a-mixed-obstructive-and-restrictive-pattern-associated-with-acid-reflux
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Kristen Capel, Richard Dee Shih
A previously healthy 55-year-old woman presented with worsening dyspnoea on exertion. The patient lived at altitude, did not smoke and had no exposure to occupational or environmental toxins. Her physical examination, including pulmonary, was unremarkable. Pulmonary function tests showed forced expiratory volume in 1 s/forced vital capacity ratio 74% predicted, diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) 92% predicted and residual volume 213% predicted. Rheumatological workup was negative. Chest radiograph showed hyperinflation without consolidation, and high-resolution chest CT showed mosaic attenuation with air trapping on expiratory imaging...
December 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117258/lung-epithelial-response-to-cigarette-smoke-and-modulation-by-the-nicotinic-alpha-7-receptor
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Lorise C Gahring, Elizabeth J Myers, Diane M Dunn, Robert B Weiss, Scott W Rogers
Cigarette smoking (CS) is a principal contributor to a spectrum of devastating lung diseases whose occurrence and severity may vary between individuals and not appear for decades after prolonged use. One explanation for the variability and delay in disease onset is that nicotine, the addictive component of CS, acts through the ionotropic nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) alpha7 (α7) to modulate anti-inflammatory protection. In this study we measured the impact α7 signaling has on the mouse distal lung response to side-stream CS exposure for mice of the control genotype (α7G) and those in which the α7-receptor signaling mechanisms are restricted by point mutation (α7E260A:G)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079449/prospective-study-of-lung-function-and-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-risk-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Yasuhiko Kubota, Aaron R Folsom, Kunihiro Matsushita, David Couper, Weihong Tang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: No prospective study has investigated whether individuals with respiratory impairments, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and restrictive lung disease (RLD), are at increased risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). We aimed to prospectively investigate whether those respiratory impairments are associated with increased AAA risk. METHODS: In 1987-1989, the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study followed 14,269 participants aged 45-64 years, without a history of AAA surgery, through 2011...
January 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902960/the-prognostic-significance-of-lung-function-in-stable-heart-failure-outpatients
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Louis Lind Plesner, Morten Dalsgaard, Morten Schou, Lars Køber, Jørgen Vestbo, Erik Kjøller, Kasper Iversen
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the impact on all-cause mortality of airflow limitation indicative of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or restrictive spirometry pattern (RSP) in a stable systolic heart failure population. HYPOTHESIS: Decreased lung function indicates poor survival in heart failure. METHODS: Inclusion criteria: NYHA class II-IV and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 45%. Prognosis was assessed with multivariate Cox proportional hazards models...
November 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860736/overdiagnosis-of-copd-in-hospitalized-patients
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Kerry Spero, Ghiath Bayasi, Linda Beaudry, Kimberly R Barber, Fahim Khorfan
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is usually made based on history and physical exam alone. Symptoms of dyspnea, cough, and wheeze are nonspecific and attributable to a variety of diseases. Confirmatory testing to verify the airflow obstruction is available but rarely used, which may result in substantial misdiagnoses of COPD. The aim of this study is to evaluate the use of confirmatory testing and assess the accuracy of the diagnosis. METHODS: From January 2011 through December 2013, 6,018 patients with COPD as a principal or leading diagnosis were admitted at a community teaching hospital...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740835/severe-pulmonary-hypertension-due-to-combined-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-emphysema-another-cause-of-death-among-smokers
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REVIEW
André Carramenha de Góes Hirano, Eduardo Pelegrineti Targueta, Fernando Peixoto Ferraz de Campos, João Augusto Dos Santos Martines, Dafne Andrade, Silvana Maria Lovisolo, Aloisio Felipe-Silva
In 2005, the combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) was first defined as a distinct entity, which comprised centrilobular or paraseptal emphysema in the upper pulmonary lobes, and fibrosis in the lower lobes accompanied by reduced diffused capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide (DLCO). Recently, the fibrosis associated with the connective tissue disease was also included in the diagnosis of CPFE, although the exposure to tobacco, coal, welding, agrochemical compounds, and tire manufacturing are the most frequent causative agents...
April 2017: Autopsy & Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713086/intensifying-approach-to-the-therapy-of-patients-with-constellation-of-the-diseases-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-osteoarthritis
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Vyacheslav N Zhdan, Maksim М Potyazhenko, Galina S Khaymenova, Nadezhda N Lyulka, Tatyana V Dubrovinskaya, Igor V Ivanitsky
INTRODUCTION: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of 21st century. About 210 million people all over the world are suffering with COPD, and annually 3 million people die of it. Under the influence of different factors, such as smoking, air prolusion, evaporation of chemicals, poisoning effect of chemical firings, inflammation processes take place in lungs, and if it is prolonged and take place simultaneously with morphological changes in the lungs, it it provide the de4velopment of the systemic inflammation process...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662821/the-role-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-development-repair-and-destruction-of-the-lungs
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Amanda Y Hendrix, Farrah Kheradmand
Normal gas exchange after birth requires functional lung alveolar units that are lined with epithelial cells, parts of which are intricately fused with microvascular capillaries. A significant phase of alveolar lung development occurs in the perinatal period, continues throughout early stages in life, and requires activation of matrix-remodeling enzymes. Failure to achieve an optimum number of alveoli during lung maturation can cause several untoward medical consequences including disabling obstructive and/or restrictive lung diseases that limit physiological endurance and increase mortality...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558711/sarcoidosis-as-a-rare-cause-for-symmetrical-giant-bullous-disease
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Wolfgang Jungraithmayr, Elisa Leggeri, Walter Weder, Bart Vrugt
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis presents with typical clinic-radiological findings and shows histologically non-caseating granulomas. Pulmonary manifestations of sarcoidosis can be diverse, involving the intrathoracic lymph nodes and pulmonary parenchyma. CASE PRESENTATION: We here describe a case of a 35-year-old patient who presented with a history of exertion dyspnoea and coughing for the past 20 years. At the age of 15, she was exposed to smoke emanating from a fire...
May 30, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546266/health-related-quality-of-life-and-risk-factors-associated-with-spirometric-restriction
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Stefano Guerra, Anne-Elie Carsin, Dirk Keidel, Jordi Sunyer, Bénédicte Leynaert, Christer Janson, Debbie Jarvis, Daiana Stolz, Thomas Rothe, Marco Pons, Alexander Turk, Josep M Anto, Nicole Probst-Hensch
The restrictive spirometric pattern is associated with a substantial morbidity and mortality burden. We sought to determine to what extent spirometric restriction is associated with impaired quality of life.We used data from two large population-based European cohorts: 6698 European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) and 6069 Swiss Cohort Study on Air Pollution and Lung and Heart Diseases in Adults (SAPALDIA) adult participants. The restrictive pattern was defined as forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1)/forced vital capacity (FVC) ≥lower limit of normal (LLN) and FVC <LLN; an obstructive pattern was defined as FEV1/FVC <LLN independent of FVC...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299524/lung-function-and-impaired-kidney-function-in-relation-to-metabolic-syndrome
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Kayoung Lee
PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the relationships between abnormal lung function and indicators of chronic kidney disease in relation to metabolic syndrome (MetS) by using data from the 2011-2013 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. METHODS: Using the data of 8551 Korean adults (3798 men, 4753 women, ≥40 years), lung function categories [obstructive lung disease (OLD), restrictive lung disease (RLD), and non-obstructive/non-restrictive lung disease (reference group)] were defined for each gender...
July 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242146/prevalence-and-implications-of-abnormal-respiratory-patterns-in-cardiac-surgery-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Dmitry Ponomarev, Oksana Kamenskaya, Asya Klinkova, Irina Loginova, Vladimir Lomivorotov, Igor Kornilov, Vladimir Shmyrev, Aleksander Chernavskiy, Giovanni Landoni, Aleksander Karaskov
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence and impact of abnormal respiratory patterns in cardiac surgery patients. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients scheduled for elective coronary artery bypass graft surgery. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Pulmonary function tests were performed in 454 patients before surgery...
December 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
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