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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440535/socioeconomic-status-and-its-relationship-to-chronic-respiratory-disease
#1
Sonu Sahni, Ankoor Talwar, Sameer Khanijo, Arunabh Talwar
Socioeconomic status (SES) is defined as an individual's social or economic standing, and is a measure of an individual's or family's social or economic position or rank in a social group. It is a composite of several measures including income, education, occupation, location of residence or housing. Studies have found a lower SES has been linked to disproportionate access to health care in many diseases. There is emerging data in pulmonary diseases such as COPD, asthma, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension and other chronic respiratory conditions that allude to a similar observation noted in other chronic diseases...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402696/chronic-cough-and-an-atypical-pattern-of-peripheral-pulmonary-opacities-a-case-report-secondary-to-suspected-drug-onset
#2
Ronnie Alas, Mark Tony Williams, Ghiam Yamin, Mohsen Rofoogaran
INTRODUCTION: Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) is an idiopathic interstitial lung disease with nonspecific symptoms that involves a complex inflammatory cascade. CASE STUDY: A 36-year-old prisoner with a history of psoriasis presented with progressive worsening dyspnea, chest pain, and cough. His symptoms started 2-months after starting adalimumab, a tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-inhibitor, for psoriasis treatment. RESULTS: Initial workup revealed 27% eosinophils on complete blood count, elevated IgE levels on bronchoalveolar lavage, and bilateral peripheral lung opacities on imaging...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393572/the-role-of-s-nitrosoglutathione-reductase-gsnor-in-human-disease-and-therapy
#3
Scott D Barnett, Iain L O Buxton
S-nitrosoglutathione reductase (GSNOR), or ADH5, is an enzyme in the alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) family. It is unique when compared to other ADH enzymes in that primary short-chain alcohols are not its principle substrate. GSNOR metabolizes S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO), S-hydroxymethylglutathione (the spontaneous adduct of formaldehyde and glutathione), and some alcohols. GSNOR modulates reactive nitric oxide (•NO) availability in the cell by catalyzing the breakdown of GSNO, and indirectly regulates S-nitrosothiols (RSNOs) through GSNO-mediated protein S-nitrosation...
April 10, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275353/advances-in-the-evaluation-of-respiratory-pathophysiology-during-exercise-in-chronic-lung-diseases
#4
REVIEW
Denis E O'Donnell, Amany F Elbehairy, Danilo C Berton, Nicolle J Domnik, J Alberto Neder
Dyspnea and exercise limitation are among the most common symptoms experienced by patients with various chronic lung diseases and are linked to poor quality of life. Our understanding of the source and nature of perceived respiratory discomfort and exercise intolerance in chronic lung diseases has increased substantially in recent years. These new mechanistic insights are the primary focus of the current review. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) provides a unique opportunity to objectively evaluate the ability of the respiratory system to respond to imposed incremental physiological stress...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272068/rare-disease-heralded-by-pulmonary-manifestations-avoiding-pitfalls-of-an-asthma-label
#5
S Bajaj, M Muranjan, S Karande, D Prabhat
Pulmonary manifestations are seldom recognized as symptoms of storage disorders. The report describes the diagnostic journey in a 30-month-old male infant, born of a third-degree consanguineous marriage referred to our institute as severe persistent asthma. History revealed that the child had progressively worsening breathlessness and persistent dry cough not associated with fever but accompanied by weight loss. On physical examination, there was growth failure, respiratory distress, clubbing, hepatosplenomegaly, and occasional rhonchi...
April 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164609/anti-cytoplasmic-autoantibodies-in-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
#6
Joachim Sennekamp, Hans-Peter Seelig
BACKGROUND: A 42-year old male patient with anamnesis of bronchial asthma presented himself with exertional dyspnea. High titer antibodies of cytoplasmic pattern in the indirect immunofluorescence test (IIFT) on HEp-2cells, not attributable to common specificities like anti-tRNA-synthetases, anti-signal recognition particle (SRP) or anti-ribosomal proteins (RPs) prompted the molecular biological approach for determination of antigen specificity. In-depth investigation of the patient's clinical settings revealed a lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin's lymphoma, which could be brought to complete remission by chemotherapy...
August 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159164/respiratory-viral-infections-in-chronic-lung-diseases
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REVIEW
Clemente J Britto, Virginia Brady, Seiwon Lee, Charles S Dela Cruz
Chronic lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, cystic fibrosis (CF) and interstitial lung diseases (ILD), affect many individuals worldwide. Patients with these chronic lung diseases are susceptible to respiratory lung infections and some of these viral infections can contribute to disease pathogenesis. This review highlights the associations of lung infections and the respective chronic lung diseases and how infection in the different lung diseases affects disease exacerbation and progression...
March 2017: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088797/automated-interpretation-of-pulmonary-function-tests-in-adults-with-respiratory-complaints
#8
Marko Topalovic, Stefan Laval, Jean-Marie Aerts, Thierry Troosters, Marc Decramer, Wim Janssens
BACKGROUND: The use of pulmonary function tests is primarily based on expert opinion and international guidelines. Current interpretation strategies are using predefined cutoffs for the description of a typical pattern. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to explore the predicted disease outcome based on the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society (ATS/ERS) interpreting strategy. Subsequently, we investigated whether an unbiased machine learning framework integrating lung function with clinical variables may provide alternative decision trees resulting in a more accurate diagnosis...
2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804171/development-and-validation-of-case-finding-algorithms-for-the-identification-of-patients-with-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis-in-large-healthcare-administrative-databases
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Antoine G Sreih, Narender Annapureddy, Jason Springer, George Casey, Kevin Byram, Andy Cruz, Maya Estephan, Vince Frangiosa, Michael D George, Mei Liu, Adam Parker, Sapna Sangani, Rebecca Sharim, Peter A Merkel
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to develop and validate case-finding algorithms for granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's, GPA), microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), and eosinophilic GPA (Churg-Strauss, EGPA). METHODS: Two hundred fifty patients per disease were randomly selected from two large healthcare systems using the International Classification of Diseases version 9 (ICD9) codes for GPA/EGPA (446.4) and MPA (446.0). Sixteen case-finding algorithms were constructed using a combination of ICD9 code, encounter type (inpatient or outpatient), physician specialty, use of immunosuppressive medications, and the anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody type...
December 2016: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663257/advances-in-imaging-and-automated-quantification-of-pulmonary-diseases-in-non-neoplastic-diseases
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REVIEW
Fernanda Balbinot, Álvaro da Costa Batista Guedes, Douglas Zaione Nascimento, Juliana Fischman Zampieri, Giordano Rafael Tronco Alves, Edson Marchiori, Adalberto Sperb Rubin, Bruno Hochhegger
Histological examination has always been the gold standard for the detection and quantification of lung remodeling. However, this method has some limitations regarding the invasiveness of tissue acquisition. Quantitative imaging methods enable the acquisition of valuable information on lung structure and function without the removal of tissue from the body; thus, they are useful for disease identification and follow-up. This article reviews the various quantitative imaging modalities used currently for the non-invasive study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and interstitial lung diseases...
December 2016: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566377/office-based-dlco-tests-help-pulmonologists-to-make-important-clinical-decisions
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REVIEW
Paul Enright Md
Measurement of diffusing capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide (DLCO), also known as transfer factor, is the second most important pulmonary function test (PFT), after spirometry. Previously available only in hospital-based PFT labs, DLCO testing is now available at outpatient clinics using a portable device. Compared to spirometry tests, assessments with these devices require very little effort. The patient breathes quietly, inhales the test gas, holds the breath for ten seconds, and then exhales. In adult smokers with post-bronchodilator airway obstruction, a low DLCO greatly increases the probability of the emphysema phenotype of COPD due to cigarette smoking, while a normal DLCO makes chronic asthma more likely...
September 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27520469/chronic-eosinophilic-pneumonia-presenting-with-ipsilateral-pleural-effusion-a-case-report
#12
Narin Sriratanaviriyakul, Hanh H La, Timothy E Albertson
BACKGROUND: Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia is a rare idiopathic interstitial lung disease. The nearly pathognomonic radiographic finding is the peripheral distribution of alveolar opacities. Pleural effusions are rarely seen. We report a case of chronic eosinophilic pneumonia with transudative eosinophilic pleural effusion. CASE PRESENTATION: A 57-year-old Hispanic woman, a nonsmoker with a history of controlled asthma, presented to the hospital with unresolving pneumonia despite three rounds of antibiotics over a 2-month period...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27461264/variable-course-of-disease-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-usual-interstitial-pneumonia-compared-to-other-subtypes
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Hanna M Nurmi, Minna K Purokivi, Miia S Kärkkäinen, Hannu-Pekka Kettunen, Tuomas A Selander, Riitta L Kaarteenaho
BACKGROUND: In rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD), occurring in 10 % of patients with patients with RA, usual interstitial pattern (UIP) has shown to associate with poor prognosis but more detailed data about the course of the disease in different subtypes is limited. Our aim was to compare the disease course of patients with RA-ILD categorized into either UIP or other types of ILDs. METHODS: Clinical and radiological information of 59 patients with RA-ILD were re-assessed and re-classified into UIP or non-UIP groups, followed by a between-group comparison of demographic data, lung function, survival, cause of death and comorbidities...
July 27, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27136656/increasing-prevalence-of-chronic-lung-disease-in-veterans-of-the-wars-in-iraq-and-afghanistan
#14
Mary Jo Pugh, Carlos A Jaramillo, Kar-Wei Leung, Paola Faverio, Nicholas Fleming, Eric Mortensen, Megan E Amuan, Chen-Pin Wang, Blessen Eapen, Marcos Restrepo, Michael J Morris
Research from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have focused on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and mental health conditions; however, it is becoming clear that other health concerns, such as respiratory illnesses, warrant further scientific inquiry. Early reports from theater and postdeployment health assessments suggested an association with deployment-related exposures (e.g., sand, burn pits, chemical, etc.) and new-onset respiratory symptoms. We used data from Veterans Affairs medical encounters between fiscal years 2003 and 2011 to identify trends in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and interstitial lung disease in veterans...
May 2016: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26833590/interstitial-changes-in-asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome-acos
#15
Sahoko Chiba, Kimitake Tsuchiya, Yoshihisa Nukui, Manabu Sema, Meiyo Tamaoka, Yuki Sumi, Yasunari Miyazaki, Naohiko Inase
INTRODUCTION: Asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) is the widely recognized syndrome of asthma and COPD coexisting together. Cigarette smoking is a known risk factor for ACOS and is reported to be associated with interstitial lung diseases (ILDs). Subclinical ILDs have been frequently detected in smokers' lungs by radiological and pathological examinations. This finding raises the possibility that unrecognized mild interstitial changes take place in lungs with ACOS. OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine whether interstitial changes were present in the lungs of patients with ACOS and to characterize the clinical features of ACOS with interstitial changes...
February 2, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26822248/interstitial-lung-disease-in-a-female-worker-sensitized-to-epoxy-resins-a-case-report-submitted-for-discussion
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LETTER
Roberto Calisti
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January 20, 2016: La Medicina del Lavoro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26789431/-respiratory-muscle-training-state-of-the-art
#17
REVIEW
O Göhl, D J Walker, S Walterspacher, D Langer, C M Spengler, T Wanke, M Petrovic, R-H Zwick, S Stieglitz, R Glöckl, D Dellweg, H-J Kabitz
Specific respiratory muscle training (IMT) improves the function of the inspiratory muscles. According to literature and clinical experience, there are 3 established methods: 1.) resistive load 2.) threshold load and 3.) normocapnic hyperpnea. Each training method and the associated devices have specific characteristics. Setting up an IMT should start with specific diagnostics of respiratory muscle function and be followed by detailed individual introduction to training. The aim of this review is to take a closer look at the different training methods for the most relevant indications and to discuss these results in the context of current literature...
January 2016: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26770230/the-korean-cough-guideline-recommendation-and-summary-statement
#18
REVIEW
Chin Kook Rhee, Ji Ye Jung, Sei Won Lee, Joo-Hee Kim, So Young Park, Kwang Ha Yoo, Dong Ah Park, Hyeon-Kyoung Koo, Yee Hyung Kim, Ina Jeong, Je Hyeong Kim, Deog Kyeom Kim, Sung-Kyoung Kim, Yong Hyun Kim, Jinkyeong Park, Eun Young Choi, Ki-Suck Jung, Hui Jung Kim
Cough is one of the most common symptom of many respiratory diseases. The Korean Academy of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases organized cough guideline committee and cough guideline was developed by this committee. The purpose of this guideline is to help clinicians to diagnose correctly and treat efficiently patients with cough. In this article, we have stated recommendation and summary of Korean cough guideline. We also provided algorithm for acute, subacute, and chronic cough. For chronic cough, upper airway cough syndrome (UACS), cough variant asthma (CVA), and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) should be considered...
January 2016: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26761627/pulmonary-health-effects-of-agriculture
#19
REVIEW
Tara M Nordgren, Kristina L Bailey
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Occupational exposures in the agricultural industry are associated with numerous lung diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, lung cancer, and interstitial lung diseases. Efforts are ongoing to ascertain contributing factors to these negative respiratory outcomes and improve monitoring of environmental factors leading to disease. In this review, recently published studies investigating the deleterious effects of occupational exposures in the agricultural industry are discussed...
March 2016: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26683924/intrathoracic-involvements-of-immunoglobulin-g4-related-sclerosing-disease
#20
Yunyun Fei, Juhong Shi, Wei Lin, Yu Chen, Ruie Feng, Qingjun Wu, Xin Gao, Wenbing Xu, Wen Zhang, Xuan Zhang, Yan Zhao, Xiaofeng Zeng, Fengchun Zhang
To investigate clinical and radiological features of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) patients with intrathoracic involvement. A prospective cohort study was performed and IgG4-RD patients were enrolled from January 2011 to March 2015 in Peking Union Medical College Hospital, in which the clinical and radiological characteristics of IgG4-RD patients with intrathoracic involvement were summarized. Out of total 248 cases with IgG4-RD, 87 cases had intrathoracic lesions, including 58 male cases and 29 female cases, with average age of 54...
December 2015: Medicine (Baltimore)
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