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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079244/preoperative-multidisciplinary-program-for-bariatric-surgery-a-proposal-for-the-brazilian-public-health-system
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Elinton Adami Chaim, José Carlos Pareja, Martinho Antonio Gestic, Murillo Pimentel Utrini, Everton Cazzo
BACKGROUND: - Bariatric surgery has become the gold standard treatment for morbid obesity, but access to surgery remains difficult and low compliance to postoperative follow-up is common. To improve outcomes, enable access and optimize follow-up, we developed a multidisciplinary preoperative approach for bariatric surgery. OBJECTIVE: - To determine the impact of this program in the outcomes of bariatric surgery in the Brazilian public health system. METHODS: - A prospective evaluation of the individuals who underwent a preoperative multidisciplinary program for bariatric surgery and comparison of their surgical outcomes with those observed in the prospectively collected historical database of the individuals who underwent surgery before the beginning of the program...
January 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074497/in-vivo-imaging-of-the-progression-of-acute-lung-injury-using-hyperpolarized-1-13-c-pyruvate
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Mehrdad Pourfathi, Yi Xin, Stephen J Kadlecek, Maurizio F Cereda, Harrilla Profka, Hooman Hamedani, Sarmad M Siddiqui, Kai Ruppert, Nicholas A Drachman, Jennia N Rajaei, Rahim R Rizi
PURPOSE: To investigate pulmonary metabolic alterations during progression of acute lung injury. METHODS: Using hyperpolarized [1-(13) C] pyruvate imaging, we measured pulmonary lactate and pyruvate in 15 ventilated rats 1, 2, and 4 h after initiation of mechanical ventilation. Lung compliance was used as a marker for injury progression. 5 untreated rats were used as controls; 5 rats (injured-1) received 1 ml/kg and another 5 rats (injured-2) received 2 ml/kg hydrochloric acid (pH 1...
January 11, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069009/multi-center-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-nocturnal-oxygen-therapy-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-study-protocol-for-the-inox-trial
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Yves Lacasse, Sarah Bernard, Frédéric Sériès, Van Hung Nguyen, Jean Bourbeau, Shawn Aaron, François Maltais
BACKGROUND: Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) is the only component of the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that improves survival in patients with severe daytime hypoxemia. LTOT is usually provided by a stationary oxygen concentrator and is recommended to be used for at least 15-18 h a day. Several studies have demonstrated a deterioration in arterial blood gas pressures and oxygen saturation during sleep in patients with COPD, even in those not qualifying for LTOT...
January 9, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068678/literature-review-of-gender-differences-in-respiratory-conditions-a-focus-on-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd
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Chiara Cadeddu, Silvio Capizzi, Delia Colombo, Mihaela Nica, Antonio Giulio De Belvis
BACKGROUND: Gender differences are evident in many common health conditions, especially respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aim of this review was to identify published studies describing gender differences in asthma and COPD, in particular regarding pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment, with a focus on Italian data. METHODS: a literature review was performed from April to November 2015, using the PubMed scientific database and the following ??eywords: "gender differences" and "asthma" for the asthma review and "gender differences" and "COPD" for the COPD review...
September 2016: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060543/inhibition-of-the-kca3-1-channel-alleviates-established-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-a-large-animal-model
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Louise Organ, Barbara Bacci, Emmanuel Koumoundouros, Wayne G Kimpton, Chrishan S Samuel, Cameron J Nowell, Peter Bradding, Katy M Roach, Glen Westall, Jade Jaffar, Ken J Snibson
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic progressive disease of increasing prevalence marked by poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Ca2+-activated KCa3.1 potassium channels have been shown to play a key role in the aberrant activation and responses to injury in both epithelial cells and fibroblasts, both considered key drivers in the fibrotic process of IPF. Pharmacological inhibition of IPF-derived fibroblasts is able to somewhat prevent TGF-βand bFGF-dependent profibrotic responses. In the current study, we investigated whether blockade of the KCa3...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055281/effects-of-bronchoscopy-on-lung-function-in-asthmatics
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Christina Bellinger, Eugene R Bleecker, Stephen P Peters, Rodolfo M Pascual, Jeffrey Krings, Regina V Smith, Annette Hasties, Wendy C Moore
BACKGROUND: To better understand changes in pulmonary physiology related to asthma severity following bronchoscopy, we performed scheduled pre- and post-procedure spirometry on all subjects undergoing bronchoscopy in our research program. METHODS: Control subjects and asthma subjects of all severity were recruited for bronchoscopy. On the day of bronchoscopy, subjects underwent spirometry when they arrived, after pre-bronchoscopy treatment with albuterol and then up to three sets within two hours following completion of the bronchoscopy...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051229/contribution-of-fixed-dose-combinations-in-the-treatment-of-tuberculosis
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Sonia Toujani, Boutheina Ben Safta, Nozha Ben Salah, Meriem Mjid, Yacine Ouahchi, Béchir Louzir, Jalloul Daghfous, Jouda Cherif, Nadia Mehiri, Majed Beji
Background - The introduction of fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) of TB treatment in Tunisia is recent (July 2009). WHO and the National Tuberculosis Programme recommend the use of fixed-dose combination (FDC) tablets for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). The effectiveness of ADF has been demonstrated, however the risk of relapse and tolerance were controversial. Objective - Through a retrospective study, we evaluate, the contribution of FDCs compared with dissociated treatment (TD) (efficacy, tolerance and the occurrence of relapses)...
July 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046287/su-f-j-120-evaluation-of-the-combined-effect-of-body-orientation-and-breathing-on-organ-movement-in-thorax-using-multi-step-deformable-image-registration
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C Guy, E Weiss, S Che, W Sleeman, N Mukhopadhyay, M Rosu
PURPOSE: Use deformable registration to map more complex anatomies that include changes associated with both different body positions and breathing, and evaluate the resultant respiratory excursions for tumors and relevant organs at risk. METHODS: Same-day exhale and inhale datasets from prone and supine 4D CT scans of lung cancer patients have been registered using the Elastix software package through a 3 step process: (1) rigid registration for bony alignment (2) deformable multiresolution B-Spline registration of entire anatomy (3) deformable multiresolution B-Spline registration of lung parenchyma (to improve lung vasculature alignment)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043634/mycobacterial-excretory-secretory-31-protein-with-serine-protease-and-lipase-activities-an-immunogen-and-drug-target-against-tuberculosis-infection
#9
Bhaskar C Harinath
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) has been declared as a global emergency by the World Health Organization in 1993 and still remains one of the world's biggest threats. Worldwide, 9.6 million people have been estimated to have fallen ill with TB in 2014: 5.4 million men, 3.2 million women, and 1.0 million children. To reduce this burden, detection and treatment gaps must be addressed and new tools developed (Global TB report 2015). METHODS: Seroreactivity of the purified excretory secretory (ES) antigens ES-31, ES-43, ES-41, and ES-6 have been assessed in pulmonary TB (fresh, relapse, chronic, and latent), extrapulmonary TB, and in human immunodeficiency virus-TB coinfection...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042591/relationship-between-nutritional-support-and-tuberculosis-treatment-outcomes-in-west-bengal-india
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Blesson Samuel, Tyson Volkmann, Sushma Cornelius, Sugata Mukhopadhay, MejoJose, Kaushik Mitra, Ajay M V Kumar, John E Oeltmann, Sidhajyoti Parija, Aslesh Ottapura Prabhakaran, Patrick K Moonan, Vineet K Chadha
INTRODUCTION: Poverty and poor nutrition are associated with the risk of developing tuberculosis (TB). Socioeconomic factors may interfere with anti-tuberculosis treatment compliance and its outcome. We examined whether providing nutritional support (monthly supply of rice and lentil beans) to TB patients who live below the poverty line was associated with TB treatment outcome. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of sputum smear-positive pulmonary TB patients living below the poverty line (income of <$1...
December 2016: Journal of Tuberculosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041981/maternal-exposure-to-fine-particulate-air-pollution-induces-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-resulting-in-postnatal-pulmonary-dysfunction-mediated-by-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-smad3-signaling
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Wenting Tang, Lili Du, Wen Sun, Zhiqiang Yu, Fang He, Jingsi Chen, Xiaomei Li, Xiuying Li, Lin Yu, Dunjin Chen
Fine particles from air pollution, also called particulate matter, less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5), are a threat to child health. Epidemiological investigations have related maternal exposure to PM2.5 to postnatal respiratory symptoms, such as frequent wheezing, chronic cough, and lung function decrements. However, only few experimental animal studies have been performed to study the effects of PM2.5.The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of maternal exposure to PM2.5 on postnatal pulmonary dysfunction in a rat model and to examine the mechanism of PM2...
December 29, 2016: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039643/respiratory-dynamics-and-dead-space-to-tidal-volume-ratio-of-volume-controlled-versus-pressure-controlled-ventilation-during-prolonged-gynecological-laparoscopic-surgery
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Ming Lian, Xiao Zhao, Hong Wang, Lianhua Chen, Shitong Li
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic operations have become longer and more complex and applied to a broader patient population in the last decades. Prolonged gynecological laparoscopic surgeries require prolonged pneumoperitoneum and Trendelenburg position, which can influence respiratory dynamics and other measurements of pulmonary function. We investigated the differences between volume-controlled ventilation (VCV) and pressure-controlled ventilation (PCV) and tried to determine the more efficient ventilation mode during prolonged pneumoperitoneum in gynecological laparoscopy...
December 30, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038821/prognostic-relevance-of-pulmonary-arterial-compliance-after-therapy-initiation-or-escalation-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Stefano Ghio, Michele D'Alto, Roberto Badagliacca, Patrizio Vitulo, Paola Argiento, Massimiliano Mulè, Fabio Tuzzolino, Laura Scelsi, Emanuele Romeo, Claudia Raineri, Lavinia Martino, Corrado Tamburino, Roberto Poscia, Carmine Dario Vizza
BACKGROUND: Conventional hemodynamic parameters are considered to be the gold standard indices of outcome in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH); on the contrary, few data support the hypothesis that the pulsatile component of right ventricular afterload provides important prognostic information. The aim of the study was to investigate the prognostic significance of pulmonary arterial compliance (PCa) after therapy initiation or escalation in PAH patients. METHODS: A cohort of 419 consecutive PAH patients (308 naive and 111 prevalent) underwent right heart catheterisation (RHC) prior to initiating or escalating PAH-targeted therapy...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036088/current-concepts-of-ards-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Michele Umbrello, Paolo Formenti, Luca Bolgiaghi, Davide Chiumello
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is characterized by the acute onset of pulmonary edema of non-cardiogenic origin, along with bilateral pulmonary infiltrates and reduction in respiratory system compliance. The hallmark of the syndrome is refractory hypoxemia. Despite its first description dates back in the late 1970s, a new definition has recently been proposed. However, the definition remains based on clinical characteristic. In the present review, the diagnostic workup and the pathophysiology of the syndrome will be presented...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031956/noninvasive-metabolic-profiling-for-painless-diagnosis-of-human-diseases-and-disorders
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REVIEW
Mainak Mal
Metabolic profiling provides a powerful diagnostic tool complementary to genomics and proteomics. The pain, discomfort and probable iatrogenic injury associated with invasive or minimally invasive diagnostic methods, render them unsuitable in terms of patient compliance and participation. Metabolic profiling of biomatrices like urine, breath, saliva, sweat and feces, which can be collected in a painless manner, could be used for noninvasive diagnosis. This review article covers the noninvasive metabolic profiling studies that have exhibited diagnostic potential for diseases and disorders...
June 2016: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011037/assessment-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-long-term-treatment-with-combination-lumacaftor-and-ivacaftor-therapy-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-homozygous-for-the-f508del-cftr-mutation-progress-a-phase-3-extension-study
#16
Michael W Konstan, Edward F McKone, Richard B Moss, Gautham Marigowda, Simon Tian, David Waltz, Xiaohong Huang, Barry Lubarsky, Jaime Rubin, Stefanie J Millar, David J Pasta, Nicole Mayer-Hamblett, Christopher H Goss, Wayne Morgan, Gregory S Sawicki
BACKGROUND: The 24-week safety and efficacy of lumacaftor/ivacaftor combination therapy was shown in two randomised controlled trials (RCTs)-TRAFFIC and TRANSPORT-in patients with cystic fibrosis who were aged 12 years or older and homozygous for the F508del-CFTR mutation. We aimed to assess the long-term safety and efficacy of extended lumacaftor/ivacaftor therapy in this group of patients in PROGRESS, the long-term extension of TRAFFIC and TRANSPORT. METHODS: PROGRESS was a phase 3, parallel-group, multicentre, 96-week study of patients who completed TRAFFIC or TRANSPORT in 191 sites in 15 countries...
December 20, 2016: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009782/prolonged-evlp-using-ocs-lung-cellular-and-acellular-perfusates
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Gabriel Loor, Brian T Howard, John R Spratt, Lars M Mattison, Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, Roland Z Brown, Tinen L Iles, Carolyn M Meyer, Haylie Helms, Andrew Price, Paul A Iaizzo
BACKGROUND: We report the ability to extend lung preservation up to 24 hours (24H) by using autologous whole donor blood circulating within an ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) system. This approach facilitates donor lung reconditioning in a model of extended normothermic EVLP. We analyzed comparative responses to cellular and acellular perfusates to identify these benefits. METHODS: Twelve pairs of swine lungs were retrieved after cardiac arrest and studied for 24H on the Organ Care System (OCS) Lung EVLP platform...
December 22, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997251/changes-of-respiratory-mechanics-in-copd-patients-from-stable-state-to-acute-exacerbations-with-respiratory-failure
#18
Piero Ceriana, Michele Vitacca, Annalisa Carlucci, Mara Paneroni, Lara Pisani, Stefano Nava
Symptoms, clinical course, functional and biological data during an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (EXCOPD) have been investigated, but data on physiological changes of respiratory mechanics during a severe exacerbation with respiratory acidosis requiring noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIMV) are scant. The aim of this study was to evaluate changes of respiratory mechanics in COPD patients comparing data observed during EXCOPD with those observed during stable state in the recovery phase...
December 20, 2016: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979766/nebulized-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-for-the-potential-treatment-of-pulmonary-hypertension-via-targeted-delivery-of-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitor
#19
Shaimaa Makled, Noha Nafee, Nabila Boraie
Phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitors - among which sildenafil citrate (SC) - play a primary role in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension (PH). Yet, SC can be only administered orally or parenterally with lot of risks. Targeted delivery of SC to the lungs via inhalation/nebulization is mandatory. In this study, solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) loaded with SC were prepared and characterized in terms of colloidal, morphological and thermal properties. The amount of drug loaded and its release behavior were estimated as a function of formulation variables...
December 12, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978796/neuropathic-pain-and-lung-delivery-of-nanoparticulate-drugs-an-emerging-novel-therapeutic-strategy
#20
Nazrul Islam, Muzaffar Abbas, Shafiqur Rahman
Neuropathic pain is a chronic neurological disorder affecting millions of people around the world. The currently available pharmacologic agents for the treatment of neuropathic pain have limited efficacy and are associated with dose related unwanted adverse effects. Due to the limited access of drug molecules across blood-brain barrier, a small percentage of drug that is administered systematically, reaches the central nervous system in active form. These therapeutic agents also require daily treatment regimen that is inconvenient and potentially impact patient compliance...
December 12, 2016: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
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