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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220595/dose-dependent-effects-of-tadalafil-and-roflumilast-on-ovalbumin-induced-airway-hyperresponsiveness-in-guinea-pigs
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Anna Urbanova, Ivana Medvedova, Martin Kertys, Pavol Mikolka, Petra Kosutova, Daniela Mokra, Juraj Mokrý
INTRODUCTION: Chronic obstructive diseases of airways associated with cough and/or airway smooth muscle hyperresponsiveness are usually treated with bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory drugs. Recently, selective phosphodiesterase (PDE) 4 inhibitors have been introduced into the therapy of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Several studies have demonstrated their ability to influence the airway reactivity and eosinophilic inflammation by increasing the intracellular cAMP concentrations also in bronchial asthma...
December 8, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220578/pd-1-pd-l1-pathway-mediates-the-alleviation-of-pulmonary-fibrosis-by-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-humanized-mice
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Ke Ni, Ming Liu, Jian Zheng, Liyan Wen, Qingyun Chen, Zheng Xiang, Kowk-Tai Lam, Yinping Liu, Godfrey Chi-Fung Chan, Yu-Lung Lau, Wenwei Tu
RATIONALE: Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic progressive lung disease with few treatments. Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have been shown to be beneficial to pulmonary fibrosis as they have the immunomodulatory capacity. However, there is no reliable model to test the therapeutic effect of human MSC in vivo. METHODS: Here, to mimic pulmonary fibrosis in humans, we established a novel bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis model in humanized mice. Based on this model, the benefit of human MSC to pulmonary fibrosis and underlying mechanism were investigated...
December 8, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220498/nkg2c-deletion-is-a-risk-factor-for-human-cytomegalovirus-viremia-and-disease-after-lung-transplantation
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Hannes Vietzen, Karin Pollak, Claudia Honsig, Peter Jaksch, Elisabeth Puchhammer-Stöckl
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) replication is limited by HCMV-specific natural-killer (NK) cell response. Distinct genetic polymorphisms, which are potentially involved in antiviral NK-cell response, have been described. Here, the association between polymorphisms at IgG1 GM3/17, FcγRIIIα/CD16a-158V/F, NKG2Cwt/del, CD226/rs727088 and rs763361, respectively, and HCMV-viremia and disease was investigated in 98 lung transplant recipients (LTRs), within 9 months after stop of post-transplant HCMV-prophylaxis. From all variants, only the NKG2Cwt/wt genotype was significantly associated with freedom from HCMV-viremia (P= 0...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220407/respiratory-resistance-and-reactance-in-adults-with-sickle-cell-anemia-correlation-with-functional-exercise-capacity-and-diagnostic-use
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Cirlene de Lima Marinho, Maria Christina Paixão Maioli, Jorge Luis Machado do Amaral, Agnaldo José Lopes, Pedro Lopes de Melo
BACKGROUND: The improvement in sickle cell anemia (SCA) care resulted in the emergence of a large population of adults living with this disease. The mechanisms of lung injury in this new population are largely unknown. The forced oscillation technique (FOT) represents the current state-of-the-art in the assessment of lung function. The present work uses the FOT to improve our knowledge about the respiratory abnormalities in SCA, evaluates the associations of FOT with the functional exercise capacity and investigates the early detection of respiratory abnormalities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220357/difference-of-the-progression-of-pulmonary-cysts-assessed-by-computed-tomography-among-copd-lymphangioleiomyomatosis-and-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome
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Kazunori Tobino, Toyohiro Hirai, Takeshi Johkoh, Kiminori Fujimoto, Atsushi Kawaguchi, Noriyuki Tomiyama, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Kuniaki Seyama
Many groups developed the methods to quantitatively analyze low attenuation area (LAA) on chest CT in patients with cystic lung diseases. Especially in COPD, it was reported that the cumulative size distribution of LAA clusters follows a power law characterized by the exponent D, which reflect the fractal dimension of terminal airspace geometry. We hypoyhesized that the quantitative charateristics of LAA clusters including fractal property might indicate the different features of the progression of cysts in cystic lung diseases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220331/regenerative-potential-of-secretome-from-dental-stem-cells-a-systematic-review-of-preclinical-studies
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Suleiman Alhaji Muhammad, Norshariza Nordin, Sharida Fakurazi
Injury to tissues is a major clinical challenge due to the limited regenerative capacity of endogenous cells. Stem cell therapy is evolving rapidly as an alternative for tissue regeneration. However, increasing evidence suggests that the regenerative ability of stem cells is mainly mediated by paracrine actions of secretome that are generally secreted by the cells. We aimed to systematically evaluate the efficacy of dental stem cell (DSC)-conditioned medium in in vivo animal models of various tissue defects...
December 8, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220212/comparison-of-xenon-enhanced-area-detector-ct-and-krypton-ventilation-spect-ct-for-assessment-of-pulmonary-functional-loss-and-disease-severity-in-smokers
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Yoshiharu Ohno, Yasuko Fujisawa, Daisuke Takenaka, Shigeo Kaminaga, Shinichiro Seki, Naoki Sugihara, Takeshi Yoshikawa
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the capability of xenon-enhanced area-detector CT (ADCT) performed with a subtraction technique and coregistered 81mKr-ventilation SPECT/CT for the assessment of pulmonary functional loss and disease severity in smokers. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Forty-six consecutive smokers (32 men and 14 women; mean age, 67.0 years) underwent prospective unenhanced and xenon-enhanced ADCT, 81mKr-ventilation SPECT/CT, and pulmonary function tests...
December 8, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218652/metastasis-suppressor-1-mtss1-expression-is-associated-with-reduced-in-vivo-metastasis-and-enhanced-patient-survival-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Matthew D Taylor, Oana Bollt, Soumya C Iyer, Gavin P Robertson
Metastasis suppressor 1 (MTSS1) has been shown to be a metastasis suppressor in a number of cancers. However, its role in lung adenocarcinoma is largely unknown. To evaluate the significance of MTSS1 expression on lung adenocarcinoma metastatic properties, the gain or loss of MTSS1 in in vivo and in vitro experiments were employed. Using an in vivo orthotopic mouse xenograft model mimicking human disease progression, stable overexpression of MTSS1 in lung adenocarcinoma cells resulted in a significant decrease in metastatic burden...
December 7, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218382/restrictive-pulmonary-dysfunction-is-associated-with-vertebral-fractures-and-bone-loss-in-elderly-postmenopausal-women
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R Watanabe, M Shiraki, M Saito, R Okazaki, D Inoue
Association between lung function and bone metabolism remains controversial. We found that impaired lung function was associated with vertebral fractures and bone loss in Japanese postmenopausal women. While vertebral deformities would impair lung function, respiratory dysfunction might in turn increase fracture risk, suggesting a complex bidirectional interaction. INTRODUCTION: Association between bone metabolism and pulmonary function in the general population is controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate relationship between lung and bone parameters in elderly postmenopausal women...
December 7, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218272/blood-based-biomarkers-in-lung-cancer-prognosis-and-treatment-decisions
#10
REVIEW
Meng Xu-Welliver, David P Carbone
Despite recent advances, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains a devastating disease with overall poor prognosis. Major contributing factors include obstacles to diagnosing the disease early in its course during the asymptomatic stage as well as diversity and complexity of its biology underlying tumorigenesis and tumor progression. Advances in molecularly targeted therapies which drives the development of personalized cancer care require precise and comprehensive understanding of tumor biology, not only at the time of diagnosis but also during treatment course and surveillance...
December 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218271/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-precision-radiation-therapy-for-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Hannah Bainbridge, Ahmed Salem, Rob H N Tijssen, Michael Dubec, Andreas Wetscherek, Corinne Van Es, Jose Belderbos, Corinne Faivre-Finn, Fiona McDonald
Radiotherapy remains the cornerstone of curative treatment for inoperable locally advanced lung cancer, given concomitantly with platinum-based chemotherapy. With poor overall survival, research efforts continue to explore whether integration of advanced radiation techniques will assist safe treatment intensification with the potential for improving outcomes. One advance is the integration of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the treatment pathway, providing anatomical and functional information with excellent soft tissue contrast without exposure of the patient to radiation...
December 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218264/role-of-pet-ct-for-precision-medicine-in-lung-cancer-perspective-of-the-society-of-nuclear-medicine-and-molecular-imaging
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Bennett S Greenspan
This article discusses the role of PET/CT in contributing to precision medicine in lung cancer, and provides the perspective of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) on this process. The mission and vision of SNMMI are listed, along with the guidance provided by SNMMI to promote best practice in precision medicine. Basic principles of PET/CT are presented. An overview of the use of PET/CT imaging in lung cancer is discussed. In lung cancer patients, PET/CT is vitally important for optimal patient management...
December 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218257/pulmonary-tuberculosis-versus-recurrent-chemotherapy-induced-pneumonitis-a-clinical-dilemma
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Gulrayz Ahmed, Muhammad W Saif
Chemotherapy-induced lung toxicity can affect pulmonary parenchyma, pleura, airways, pulmonary vascular system, mediastinum or the neuromuscular system that is responsible for respiration. Chemotherapy-induced pulmonary toxicity is a diagnosis of exclusion. When the patients with malignancies develop pulmonary toxicity such as pneumonitis and distinguishing it from alternative diseases such as infectious, thrombotic, cardiac, malignant or exacerbation of chronic lung conditions can be difficult. Moreover, such patients are often immunosuppressed, physically stressed from the underlying disease and the cancer treatment and hence, more susceptible to usual and unusual or opportunistic infections...
October 4, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218013/lung-oxidative-stress-dna-damage-apoptosis-and-fibrosis-in-adenine-induced-chronic-kidney-disease-in-mice
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Abderrahim Nemmar, Turan Karaca, Sumaya Beegam, Priya Yuvaraju, Javed Yasin, Badreldin H Ali
It is well-established that there is a crosstalk between the lung and the kidney, and several studies have reported association between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and pulmonary pathophysiological changes. Experimentally, CKD can be caused in mice by dietary intake of adenine. Nevertheless, the consequence of such intervention on the lung received only scant attention. Here, we assessed the pulmonary effects of adenine (0.2% w/w in feed for 4 weeks)-induced CKD in mice by assessing various physiological histological and biochemical endpoints...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217870/temporal-prediction-of-future-state-occupation-in-a-multistate-model-from-high-dimensional-baseline-covariates-via-pseudo-value-regression
#15
Sandipan Dutta, Susmita Datta, Somnath Datta
In many complex diseases such as cancer, a patient undergoes various disease stages before reaching a terminal state (say disease free or death). This fits a multistate model framework where a prognosis may be equivalent to predicting the state occupation at a future time t. With the advent of high throughput genomic and proteomic assays, a clinician may intent to use such high dimensional covariates in making better prediction of state occupation. In this article, we offer a practical solution to this problem by combining a useful technique, called pseudo value regression, with a latent factor or a penalized regression method such as the partial least squares (PLS) or the least absolute shrinkage and selection operator (LASSO), or their variants...
2017: Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217838/an-evolutionary-perspective-on-field-cancerization
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REVIEW
Kit Curtius, Nicholas A Wright, Trevor A Graham
Tumorigenesis begins long before the growth of a clinically detectable lesion and, indeed, even before any of the usual morphological correlates of pre-malignancy are recognizable. Field cancerization, which is the replacement of the normal cell population by a cancer-primed cell population that may show no morphological change, is now recognized to underlie the development of many types of cancer, including the common carcinomas of the lung, colon, skin, prostate and bladder. Field cancerization is the consequence of the evolution of somatic cells in the body that results in cells that carry some but not all phenotypes required for malignancy...
December 8, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217691/first-line-osimertinib-beneficial-in-advanced-nsclc
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Osimertinib is more effective as first-line therapy than other EGFR inhibitors for patients with advanced EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer-notably Asians, who have a higher incidence of the disease compared with Western populations. The conclusion is based on data from a subgroup analysis of the phase III FLAURA trial.
December 7, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217661/foxo3-an-important-player-in-fibrogenesis-and-therapeutic-target-for-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Hamza M Al-Tamari, Swati Dabral, Anja Schmall, Pouya Sarvari, Clemens Ruppert, Jihye Paik, Ronald A DePinho, Friedrich Grimminger, Oliver Eickelberg, Andreas Guenther, Werner Seeger, Rajkumar Savai, Soni S Pullamsetti
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive and fatal parenchymal lung disease with limited therapeutic options, with fibroblast-to-myofibroblast transdifferentiation and hyperproliferation playing a major role. Investigating ex vivo-cultured (myo)fibroblasts from human IPF lungs as well as fibroblasts isolated from bleomycin-challenged mice, Forkhead box O3 (FoxO3) transcription factor was found to be less expressed, hyperphosphorylated, and nuclear-excluded relative to non-diseased controls. Downregulation and/or hyperphosphorylation of FoxO3 was reproduced by exposure of normal human lung fibroblasts to various pro-fibrotic growth factors and cytokines (FCS, PDGF, IGF1, TGF-β1)...
December 7, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217611/air-pollution-and-subclinical-interstitial-lung-disease-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa-air-lung-study
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Coralynn Sack, Sverre Vedal, Lianne Sheppard, Ganesh Raghu, R Graham Barr, Anna Podolanczuk, Brent Doney, Eric A Hoffman, Amanda Gassett, Karen Hinckley-Stukovsky, Kayleen Williams, Steve Kawut, David J Lederer, Joel D Kaufman
We studied whether ambient air pollution is associated with interstitial lung abnormalities (ILAs) and high attenuation areas (HAAs), which are qualitative and quantitative measurements of subclinical interstitial lung disease (ILD) on computed tomography (CT).We performed analyses of community-based dwellers enrolled in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) study. We used cohort-specific spatio-temporal models to estimate ambient pollution (fine particulate matter (PM2.5), nitrogen oxides (NOx), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3)) at each home...
December 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217601/novel-magnetic-resonance-technique-for-functional-imaging-of-cystic-fibrosis-lung-disease
#20
Sylvia Nyilas, Grzegorz Bauman, Gregor Sommer, Enno Stranzinger, Orso Pusterla, Urs Frey, Insa Korten, Florian Singer, Carmen Casaulta, Oliver Bieri, Philipp Latzin
Lung function tests are commonly used to monitor lung disease in cystic fibrosis (CF). While practical, they cannot locate the exact origin of functional impairment. Contemporary magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques provide information on the location of disease but the need for contrast agents constrains their repeated application. We examined the correlation between functional MRI, performed without administration of contrast agent, and lung clearance index (LCI) from nitrogen multiple-breath washout (N2-MBW)...
December 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
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