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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522564/decreased-phosphatase-pten-amplifies-pi3k-signaling-and-enhances-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-release-in-copd
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Satoru Yanagisawa, Jonathan R Baker, Chaitanya Vuppusetty, Peter Fenwick, Louise E Donnelly, Kazuhiro Ito, Peter J Barnes
The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway is activated in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the regulatory mechanisms for this pathway are yet to be elucidated. Our aim was to determine the expression and role of phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted from chromosome 10 (PTEN), a negative regulator of the PI3K pathway, in COPD. PTEN expression and activity were measured in the peripheral lung of COPD patients compared to smoking and non-smoking controls. The direct influence of cigarette smoke extract (CSE) on PTEN expression was assessed using primary lung epithelial cells and a cell line (BEAS-2B) in the presence or absence of L-buthionine-sulfoximine (BSO) to deplete intracellular glutathione...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508996/hyalinizing-clear-cell-carcinoma-of-the-bronchus
#2
Maryam Shahi, Michelle Dolan, Paari Murugan
Hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma (HCCC) is an uncommon low-grade minor salivary gland neoplasm that usually arises in the head and neck region. We report a 55-year-old man who presented with a 2.5 cm lung mass that was partially obstructing the right bronchus intermedius. The tumor consisted of cords and nests of clear and eosinophilic cells in a hyalinized stromal background. The neoplastic cells expressed cytokeratin (CK) 7, CK 5/6, high-molecular weight cytokeratin (34BE12), p63 and p40, while TTF-1, napsin A, CK20, S100, smooth muscle actin, synaptophysin and chromogranin were negative...
May 16, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506728/-the-effects-of-inhaled-steroids-withdrawal-in-copd
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G Jebrak, I Honore, P Serrier, J Dumoulin, P Terrioux, F Soyez, C Maurer, G Mangiapan, M Febvre, L-J Couderc, J-M Braun, T Chinet
The key pathophysiological feature of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an abnormal inflammatory bronchial reaction after inhalation of toxic substances. The priority is the avoidance of such toxic inhalations, but the use of anti-inflammatory drugs also seems appropriate, especially corticosteroids that are the sole anti-inflammatory drug available for this purpose in France. The risks associated with the prolonged use of these parenteral drugs are well known. Inhalation is therefore the optimal route, but inhaled drugs may also lead to adverse consequences...
May 12, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504489/psychometric-properties-of-scales-used-for-grading-the-severity-of-bronchial-obstruction-in-pediatrics-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Soledad Luarte-Martínez, Iván Rodríguez-Núñez, Paula Astudillo, Carlos Manterola
INTRODUCTION: In pediatrics, identifying the severity of bronchial obstruction in an early manner is a decisive factor. OBJETIVE: To assess the psychometric properties of the scales for grading the severity of bronchial obstruction in pediatric patients. POPULATION AND METHOD: This was a systematic review of studies on the validity and reliability of scales for grading the severity of bronchial obstruction conducted in infants and children younger than 3 years old...
June 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496415/inflammatory-effects-of-menthol-vs-non-menthol-cigarette-smoke-extract-on-human-lung-epithelial-cells-a-double-hit-on-trpm8-by-reactive-oxygen-species-and-menthol
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An-Hsuan Lin, Meng-Han Liu, Hsin-Kuo B Ko, Diahn-Warng Perng, Tzong-Shyuan Lee, Yu Ru Kou
Clinical studies suggest that smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who use menthol cigarettes may display more severe lung inflammation than those who smoke non-menthol cigarette. However, the mechanisms for this difference remain unclear. Menthol is a ligand of transient receptor potential melastatin-8 (TRPM8), a Ca(2+)-permeant channel sensitive to reactive oxygen species (ROS). We previously reported that exposure of human bronchial epithelial cells (HBECs) to non-menthol cigarette smoke extract (Non-M-CSE) triggers a cascade of inflammatory signaling leading to IL-8 induction...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495855/marijuana-smoke-induces-severe-pulmonary-hyperresponsiveness-inflammation-and-emphysema-in-a-predictive-mouse-model-not-via-cb1-receptor-activation
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Zsuzsanna Helyes, Ágnes Kemény, Kata Csekő, Eva Szoke, Krisztian Elekes, Miklós Mester, Katalin Sándor, Anikó Perkecz, László Kereskai, Laszlo Mark, Ágnes Bona, András Benkő, Erika Pintér, János Szolcsányi, Catherine Ledent, Beáta Sperlágh, Tamás F Molnár
Sporadic clinical reports suggested that marijuana smoking induces spontaneous pneumothorax, but no animal models were available to validate these observations and to study the underlying mechanisms. Therefore, we performed a systematic study in CD1 mice as a predictive animal model and assessed the pathophysiological alterations in response to 4-month-long whole body marijuana smoke with integrative methodologies in comparison with tobacco smoke. Bronchial responsiveness was measured with unrestrained whole body plethysmography, cell profile in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid with flow-cytometry, myeloperoxidase activity with spectrophotometry, inflammatory cytokines with ELISA, and histopathological alterations by light microscopy...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492127/obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-patients-with-previous-tuberculosis-pathophysiology-of-a-community-based-cohort
#7
Brian W Allwood, Rencia Gillespie, Maya Galperin-Aizenberg, Mary Bateman, Helena Olckers, Luis Taborda-Barata, Gregory L Calligaro, Qonita Said-Hartley, Richard Van Zyl-Smit, Christopher B Cooper, Eva Van Rikxoort, Jonathan Goldin, Nulda Beyers, Eric D Bateman
BACKGROUND: An association between chronic airflow limitation (CAL) and a history of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) has been confirmed in epidemiological studies, but the mechanisms responsible for this association are unclear. It is debated whether CAL in this context should be viewed as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or a separate phenotype. OBJECTIVE: To compare lung physiology and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings in subjects with CAL and evidence of previous (healed) PTB with those in subjects with smoking-related COPD without evidence of previous PTB...
April 25, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492094/bronchial-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-with-the-classic-maml2-gene-rearrangement-in-a-2-year-old-boy
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Linda J Szymanski, Kira Molas-Torreblanca, Ramzi Bawab, Eugene Kim, Debra Don, Leo Mascarenhas, Phillip Stanley, Shengmei Zhou, Nick Shillingford
Pulmonary mucoepidermoid carcinoma (PMEC) is rare. To date, primary PMEC has not been reported in a child younger than 3 years of age. We report a case of a 2-year-old boy who presented with 3 episodes of wheezing, cough, and fever over a period of 1 month. Radiologic findings were consistent with foreign body aspiration with consequent bronchial obstruction. Bronchoscopy was performed and attempts to retrieve the foreign body resulted in a biopsy of a fleshy lesion. By histology, the lesion was an epithelial neoplasm comprising cells arranged in a nested pattern...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480154/congenital-tracheobronchomegaly-mounier-kuhn-syndrome-in-a-woman-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-a-case-report
#9
Amanda Fletcher, Justin Stowell, Socrates Jamoulis
Congenital tracheobronchomegaly (Mounier-Kuhn Syndrome, MKS) is a rare idiopathic disorder characterized by dilation of the central airways, including the trachea and first through fourth order bronchi. MKS disproportionately affects men and results in chronic respiratory tract infections. The diagnosis is made through the synthesis of clinical and radiological data. Here we report a unique case of MKS in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. A 45-year-old African American woman with a past medical history of HIV, tobacco and recreational drug abuse, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep apnea, and a 15-year history of recurrent respiratory infections presented with dyspnea, wheezing, a productive cough, increased yellow-green sputum production, and subjective fevers...
April 4, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471693/evidence-of-pneumoconstriction-in-asthmatics
#10
Plamen Bokov, Christophe Delclaux
INTRODUCTION: In asthma, bronchial smooth muscle contraction is responsible for the obstructive ventilatory defect that may be relieved by the administration of bronchodilators. It has been observed that deep inspiration causes dilation of the airways in both asthmatic and nonasthmatic subjects. Pneumoconstriction is a rare manifestation of the contractile cells present in the perialveolar space leading to a restrictive defect in asthmatics. CASE STUDY: We present the lung function tests of two asthmatic patients (a boy and a woman) depicting a restrictive defect (pneumoconstriction) that disappeared after salbutamol administration while no improvement was noted in the spirometric data...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469725/asthma-like-attacks-terminated-by-slow-pathway-ablation
#11
Selcuk Ozturk, Hasan Turhan, Ertan Yetkin
Asthma is a chronic airway disease in which the pathological mechanisms are reversible airway obstruction, bronchial hyper reactivity, and constriction of the lower airways. Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a common arrhythmia which originates above the bundle of His and causing heart rates exceeding 150 beats/min. SVT patients present with palpitation, chest pain, chest discomfort, dyspnea, hyperventilation, and lightheadedness, occasionally. Besides, extraordinary presentations of SVT are available in literature...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464879/%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-agonist-suppresses-eosinophil-induced-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-bronchial-epithelial-cells
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Keigo Kainuma, Tetsu Kobayashi, Corina N D'Alessandro-Gabazza, Masaaki Toda, Taro Yasuma, Kota Nishihama, Hajime Fujimoto, Yu Kuwabara, Koa Hosoki, Mizuho Nagao, Takao Fujisawa, Esteban C Gabazza
BACKGROUND: Epithelial-mesenchymal transition is currently recognized as an important mechanism for the increased number of myofibroblasts in cancer and fibrotic diseases. We have already reported that epithelial-mesenchymal transition is involved in airway remodeling induced by eosinophils. Procaterol is a selective and full β2 adrenergic agonist that is used as a rescue of asthmatic attack inhaler form and orally as a controller. In this study, we evaluated whether procaterol can suppress epithelial-mesenchymal transition of airway epithelial cells induced by eosinophils...
May 2, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461298/differences-between-asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome-and-adult-onset-asthma
#13
Minna Tommola, Pinja Ilmarinen, Leena E Tuomisto, Lauri Lehtimäki, Jussi Haanpää, Onni Niemelä, Hannu Kankaanranta
Differences between asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) and adult-onset asthma are poorly understood. This study aimed to evaluate these differences in a clinical cohort of patients with adult-onset asthma, as a part of the Seinäjoki Adult Asthma Study (SAAS).188 patients were diagnosed with adult-onset asthma and re-evaluated 12 years after diagnosis. They were divided into three groups based on smoking history and post bronchodilator spirometry values: 1) never- and ex-smokers with <10 smoked pack-years; 2) non-obstructive (forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1)/forced vital capacity (FVC) ≥0...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461289/associations-in-asthma-between-quantitative-computed-tomography-and%C3%A2-bronchial-biopsy-derived-airway-remodelling
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Rachid Berair, Ruth Hartley, Vijay Mistry, Ajay Sheshadri, Sumit Gupta, Amisha Singapuri, Sherif Gonem, Richard P Marshall, Ana R Sousa, Aarti Shikotra, Richard Kay, Andrew Wardlaw, Peter Bradding, Salman Siddiqui, Mario Castro, Christopher E Brightling
Airway remodelling in asthma remains poorly understood. This study aimed to determine the association of airway remodelling measured on bronchial biopsies with 1) lung function impairment and 2) thoracic quantitative computed tomography (QCT)-derived morphometry and densitometry measures of proximal airway remodelling and air trapping.Subjects were recruited from a single centre. Bronchial biopsy remodelling features that were the strongest predictors of lung function impairment and QCT-derived proximal airway morphometry and air trapping markers were determined by stepwise multiple regression...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455109/bronchoprotective-mechanisms-for-specialized-pro-resolving-mediators-in-the-resolution-of-lung-inflammation
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Melody G Duvall, Thayse R Bruggemann, Bruce D Levy
Bronchi are exposed daily to irritants, microbes and allergens as well as extremes of temperature and acid. The airway mucosal epithelium plays a pivotal role as a sentinel, releasing alarmins when danger is encountered. To maintain homeostasis, an elaborate counter-regulatory network of signals and cellular effector mechanisms are needed. Specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) are chemical mediators that enact resolution programs in response to injury, infection or allergy. SPMs are enzymatically derived from essential polyunsaturated fatty acids with potent cell-type specific immunoresolvent properties...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450970/aberrant-dna-methylation-and-expression-of-spdef-and-foxa2-in-airway-epithelium-of-patients-with-copd
#16
J Song, I H Heijink, L E M Kistemaker, M Reinders-Luinge, W Kooistra, J A Noordhoek, R Gosens, C A Brandsma, W Timens, P S Hiemstra, M G Rots, M N Hylkema
BACKGROUND: Goblet cell metaplasia, a common feature of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is associated with mucus hypersecretion which contributes to the morbidity and mortality among patients. Transcription factors SAM-pointed domain-containing Ets-like factor (SPDEF) and forkhead box protein A2 (FOXA2) regulate goblet cell differentiation. This study aimed to (1) investigate DNA methylation and expression of SPDEF and FOXA2 during goblet cell differentiation and (2) compare this in airway epithelial cells from patients with COPD and controls during mucociliary differentiation...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449509/rapid-response-in-a-critical-lung-adenocarcinoma-presenting-as-large-airway-stenoses-after-receiving-stent-implantation-and-sequential-rebiopsy-guided-alk-inhibitor-therapy-a-case-report
#17
Ling Ding, Cheng Chen, Yuan-Yuan Zeng, Jian-Jie Zhu, Jian-An Huang, Ye-Han Zhu
Airway stent implantation can improve the symptoms of airway stenosis caused by a malignant tumor immediately. However, stent implantation is only a palliative therapy and disease will quickly progress without subsequent treatment. Targeted therapy can provide accurate etiological treatment for patients with critical lung cancer who cannot receive chemotherapies. In our clinic, we encountered a 50-year-old male presenting with stage IV lung adenocarcinoma. He failed both the first-line and second-line chemotherapies and suffered severe complex left and right main bronchial stenoses caused by tumor invasion...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443234/plastic-bronchitis-an-unusual-complication-of-acute-chest-syndrome-in-adult
#18
Sarah Feray, Pierre Mora, Maxens Decavele, Tài Pham, El Mahdi Hafiani, Muriel Fartoukh
Plastic bronchitis is used to designate endobronchial plugs of rubber-like consistency that form into bronchial trees. It has been described in several diseases like asthma, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary infection, cyanotic congenital heart disease and in few young children with homozygous sickle cell disease. We report the first sickle cell adult case of plastic bronchitis during acute chest syndrome. He developed severe acute respiratory distress syndrome. This unusual presentation related to obstruction by voluminous casts may alert physicians to focus more on the bronchi in sickle cell patients...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440911/unnoticed-aspiration-of-palate-plate-impression-material-in-a-neonate-diagnosis-therapy-outcome
#19
Friedrich Reichert, Peter Amrhein, Frank Uhlemann
A 7 week old infant was admitted with respiratory failure. Chest X-ray showed an atelectatic right upper lobe, herniation of right middle and lower lobe into the left thorax, and compression-atelectasis of the left lung. Thoracic CT showed complete occlusion of the right superior bronchus with a radiopaque foreign material. Six weeks prior, an impression for a palate plate using polyvinylsiloxane was taken. The material was removed with a rigid endoscopy, in readiness of extracorporeal oxygenation in case of tracheal obstruction or bronchial rupture...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440536/selected-bone-morphogenetic-proteins-the-possibility-of-their-use-in-the-diagnostics-and-therapy-of-severe-asthma
#20
Marcelina Koćwin, Mateusz Jonakowski, Marcelina Przemęcka, Michał Panek, Piotr Kuna
Asthma is a chronic heterogeneous illness of the lower airway with an inflammatory basis, developing from hyperresponsiveness and bronchial obstruction. One of the more unfavourable processes occurring in the airway are the long-term changes of the respiratory tract known as remodelling, resulting in complete irreversible obstruction. Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) is a member of the Transforming Growth Factor beta (TGF-b) superfamily, which regulates processes in embryonic and post-embryonic development...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
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