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Pulmonary compliance

Yuan Cao, Shi-Hua Lin, Ding Zhu, Feng Xu, Zhi-Hua Chen, Hua-Hao Shen, Wen Li
BACKGROUND WeChat is a convenient and popular social medium, and it seems to be an appropriate platform for education and management of patients. This study sought to identify usefulness in clinical control of cough-variant asthma (CVA). MATERIAL AND METHODS A randomized controlled trial was conducted among 80 CVA patients. After being assigned to either the traditional group (TG) or the WeChat group (WG), they received the same inhalation therapy, but patients in WG received additional education and instruction via our public account on the WeChat application...
March 14, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Jaime Retamal, Daniel Hurtado, Nicolás Villarroel, Alejandro Bruhn, Guillermo Bugedo, Marcelo Britto Passos Amato, Eduardo Leite Vieira Costa, Göran Hedenstierna, Anders Larsson, João Batista Borges
OBJECTIVE: It is known that ventilator-induced lung injury causes increased pulmonary inflammation. It has been suggested that one of the underlying mechanisms may be strain. The aim of this study was to investigate whether lung regional strain correlates with regional inflammation in a porcine model of acute respiratory distress syndrome. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of CT images and positron emission tomography images using [F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose. SETTING: University animal research laboratory...
March 9, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
Jisoo Park, Eun Kyung Kim, Mi Ae Kim, Tae Hyung Kim, Jung Hyun Chang, Yon Ju Ryu, Sei Won Lee, Yeon Mok Oh, Suk Joong Yong, Won Il Choi, Kwang Ha Yoo, Ji Hyun Lee
BACKGROUND: Obstructive airway disease patients with increased variability of airflow and incompletely reversible airflow obstruction are often categorized as having asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) overlap syndrome (ACOS). ACOS is heterogeneous with two sub-phenotypes: asthma-ACOS and COPD-ACOS. The objective of this study was to determine the difference in risk of exacerbation between the two sub-phenotypes of ACOS. METHODS: A total of 223 patients exhibiting incompletely reversible airflow obstruction with increased variability (spirometrically defined ACOS) were enrolled...
March 7, 2018: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Pierpaolo Baiamonte, Emilia Mazzuca, Claudia I Gruttad'Auria, Alessandra Castrogiovanni, Claudia Marino, Davide Lo Nardo, Marco Basile, Margherita Algeri, Salvatore Battaglia, Oreste Marrone, Andrea Gagliardo, Maria R Bonsignore
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the first-choice treatment for obstructive sleep-disordered breathing. Automatic bilevel ventilation can be used to treat obstructive sleep-disordered breathing when CPAP is ineffective, but clinical experience is still limited. To assess the outcome of titration with CPAP and automatic bilevel ventilation, the charts of 356 outpatients (obstructive sleep apnea, n = 242; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease + obstructive sleep apnea overlap, n = 80; obesity hypoventilation syndrome [OHS], n = 34; 103 females) treated for obstructive sleep-disordered breathing from January 2014 to April 2017 were reviewed...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Sleep Research
Vivian T Almeida, Ricardo A R Uscategui, Antônio A Camacho, Marlos G Sousa, Victor J C Santos, Marjury C Maronezi, Wilter R R Vicente, Marcus A R Feliciano
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the consequences of the estrous cycle and gestation on the cardiovascular system of bitches evaluated through echocardiographic assessment. Fifteen healthy pregnant bitches aged 2 to 6 years and weighing 8.8 ± 2.5 kg were included in the study. Heart rate and blood pressure were clinically evaluated. M-mode, spectral, and tissue Doppler-echocardiography assessments were performed during the anestrous and estrous stages, every 15 days during pregnancy (15, 30, 45, and 60 days), and 45 days postpartum...
March 1, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
Davide Imberti, Cecilia Becattini, Enrico Bernardi, Giuseppe Camporese, Claudio Cuccia, Francesco Dentali, Damiano Paretti
Despite the availability of updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE), the management of this disorder in clinical practice is often not standardized, given the different degree of compliance with official recommendations by the various involved specialists. The aim of this consensus paper, as a result of a board of experts in thromboembolism, is to define strategies to improve the quality of patients' care and the efficiency of healthcare resources utilization, by means of: (a) analysis of the guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of VTE; (b) analysis of diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms currently used in clinical practice by different specialists; (c) agreement on a common algorithm for diagnosis and treatment of VTE in different clinical settings; (d) definition of the possible role of the new oral anticoagulant agents (NOAC), such as rivaroxaban, based on their potential benefits for both acute and chronic therapy...
March 8, 2018: Internal and Emergency Medicine
Mariana N Machado, Flavia Mazzoli-Rocha, Natália V Casquilho, Tatiana Maron-Gutierrez, Victor H Ortenzi, Marcelo M Morales, Rodrigo S Fortunato, Walter A Zin
Murine papain-induced emphysema is a model that reproduces many of the features found in patients. Bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BMMC) have already been used to repair the alveolar epithelium in respiratory diseases, but not in the papain model. Thus, we hypothesized that BMMC could prevent the pathophysiological processes in papain-induced experimental emphysema. Female BALB/c mice received intratracheal instillation of 50 μL of saline (S groups) or papain (P groups, 10 IU/50 μl of saline) on days 1 and 7 of the experimental protocol...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Wei Xiong, Yunfeng Zhao, Sugang Gong, Qinhua Zhao, Jinming Liu
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January 1, 2018: Pulmonary Circulation
Hamida Kwas, Ines Zendah, Habib Ghedira
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) is a frequent complication of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and a severe form of the disease. In spite of the fact that TB is a common cause of pneumothorax, a very few series, have been reported. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed the experience of SP secondary to TB in patients who were hospitalized in our department between 2005 and 2015. RESULTS: The mean age of patients was 38,5±19 years. Two patients had a history of pulmonary tuberculosis...
April 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
Wensheng Liu, Kaizhong Liu, Shu Zhang, Lihong Shan, Jiangfeng Tang
BACKGROUND Acute lung injury (ALI) is a life-threatening complication of sepsis. Tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) has been used in the clinical treatment of vascular diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effects and possible involved mechanisms on ALI. MATERIAL AND METHODS Cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) was used to establish a sepsis model in rats. TMP at various dosages were administrated to rats using a intragastric method. Animal survival rate was calculated. The lung functions were evaluated by lung weight/dry weight ratio (W/D), PaO2, dynamic compliance (DC), and airway resistance index (ARI)...
February 28, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Irfan Ismail Ayub, Abdul Majeed Arshad, Prathipa Sekar, Natraj Manimaran, Dhanasekar Thangaswamy, Chandrasekar Chockalingam
Background: There is dearth of literature on asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome (ACOS) in India. The aim was to compare clinical characteristics between patients with ACOS and non-ACOS COPD and to identify clinical predictors of ACOS in patients with COPD. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study by reviewing data collected from patients performing spirometry at our hospital. Those with postbronchodilator FEV1 /FVC <70% were included in the study...
March 2018: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
Ravishekar Ravi Kannan, Narender Singh, Andrzej Przekwas
Spirometry is a widely used pulmonary function test to detect the airflow limitations associated with various obstructive lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and even obesity-related complications. These conditions arise due to the change in the airway resistance, alveolar compliance, and inductance values. Currently, zero-dimensional (0D) compartmental models are commonly used for calibrating these resistance, compliance, and inductance values, i.e., solving the inverse spirometry problem...
February 27, 2018: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
Mehrdad Pourfathi, Maurizio Cereda, Shampa Chatterjee, Yi Xin, Stephen Kadlecek, Ian Duncan, Hooman Hamedani, Sarmad Siddiqui, Harrilla Profka, Jason Ehrich, Kai Ruppert, Rahim R Rizi
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a major cause of mortality in critically ill patients. Patients are currently managed by protective ventilation and alveolar recruitment using positive-end expiratory pressure (PEEP). However, the PEEP's effect on both pulmonary metabolism and regional inflammation is poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate the effect of PEEP on pulmonary anaerobic metabolism in mechanically ventilated injured rats, using hyperpolarized carbon-13 imaging. Pulmonary lactate-to-pyruvate ratio was measured in 21 rats; 14 rats received intratracheal instillation of hydrochloric-acid, while 7 rats received sham saline...
February 23, 2018: Scientific Reports
Xiupeng Xu, Tongle Zhi, Zhongyuan Bao, Kuan Jiang, Yinlong Liu, Honglu Chao, Liang Fan, Dong Wang, Zheng Li, Ning Liu, Jing Ji
Acute lung injury (ALI) is one of several complications in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Autophagy is a primary homeostatic process that promotes cell survival under stress. Accumulating evidence implicates autophagy in the pathogenesis of ALI under various conditions. However, the role of autophagy in TBI-induced ALI remains unknown. The aim of this study was to adjust autophagy with pharmacological agents to determine its functional significance in TBI-induced ALI. Rats were preconditioned with autophagy promoter rapamycin or inhibitor 3-methyladenine before they were challenged with TBI...
February 18, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
T A Pshenichniy, B A Akselrod, I V Titova, N A Trekova, M V Khrustaleva
BACKGROUND: In cardiac surgery, protective lung ventilation and/or preventive brdnchoscopy (PB) are able to decrease lung injury effects of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and mechanical ventilation. OBJECTIVES: define lung complication risks, evaluate the effect ofprotective lung ventilation (PLV) on lung functioning, and investigate the feasibility ofpreventive PB in higher pulmonary risk (PR) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 66 patients participated in prospective randomized research...
September 2017: Anesteziologiia i Reanimatologiia
Jianjun Wu, Xin Li, Yang Qin, Juan Cheng, Gaimei Hao, Ruifeng Jin, Chenjun Zhu
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of a Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine (TCHM), named Jinwei Tang on histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) and its role in the regulation of corticosteroid resistance in a rat model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Male Wistar rats were divided into five groups (each n=10): COPD group, established by the intratracheal instillation of lipopolysaccharide and passive smoke exposure, and control, budesonide, theophylline + budesonide and Jinwei Tang + budesonide groups...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Tsunahiko Hirano, Kazuto Matsunaga
Because the pathophysiology of asthma has diverse characteristics, to manage the disease effectively, it is important for clinicians to distinguish among the clinical phenotypes. Among them, adult-onset asthma, that is, late-onset asthma (LOA), is increasing because of the aging of the population. The phenotype of LOA is largely divided into two types according to the presence or absence of eosinophilic inflammation, T-helper (Th)2- and non-Th2-associated LOA. Especially in Th2 LOA related to rhinosinusitis, as pulmonary function at onset is poor and asthma exacerbations occur frequently, it is important to detect this phenotype in the early phase by using a biomarker of Th2-type inflammation such as fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FE NO )...
2018: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
Anna Geke Algera, Luigi Pisani, Renato Carneiro de Freitas Chaves, Thiago Chaves Amorim, Thomas Cherpanath, Rogier Determann, Dave A Dongelmans, Frederique Paulus, Pieter Roel Tuinman, Paolo Pelosi, Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Marcus J Schultz, Ary Serpa Neto
It is well-known that positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) can prevent ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) and improve pulmonary physiology in animals with injured lungs. It's uncertain whether PEEP has similar effects in animals with uninjured lungs. A systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing different PEEP levels in animals with uninjured lungs was performed. Trials in animals with injured lungs were excluded, as were trials that compared ventilation strategies that also differed with respect to other ventilation settings, e...
January 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
Thomas L Jones, Daniel M Neville, Anoop J Chauhan
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are primarily treated with inhaled medication, but delivery of that medication to its site of action is problematic; patients' ability to use inhalers will affect therapeutic response. Multiple inhaler devices are available but they are variably easy to use with consequent effects on compliance, intentional or otherwise. The Ellipta® device is a novel blister strip dry powder inhaler with medium resistance and a consistent delivered dose across a range of inspiratory flow rates...
February 1, 2018: Therapeutic Delivery
Helge Hebestreit, Larry C Lands, Nancy Alarie, Jonathan Schaeff, Chantal Karila, David M Orenstein, Don S Urquhart, Erik H J Hulzebos, Lothar Stein, Christian Schindler, Susi Kriemler, Thomas Radtke
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) and exercise have become an accepted and valued component of cystic fibrosis (CF) care. Regular PA and exercise can positively impact pulmonary function, improve physical fitness, and enhance health-related quality of life (HRQoL). However, motivating people to be more active is challenging. Supervised exercise programs are expensive and labour intensive, and adherence falls off significantly once supervision ends. Unsupervised or partially supervised programs are less costly and more flexible, but compliance can be more problematic...
February 8, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
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