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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550740/multi-resolution-classification-of-exhaled-aerosol-images-to-detect-obstructive-lung-diseases-in-small-airways
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Jinxiang Xi, Weizhong Zhao, Jiayao Eddie Yuan, Biwei Cao, Linlin Zhao
Exhaled aerosol patterns have been used to detect obstructive respiratory diseases in the upper airways. Signals from small airway diseases are weak and may not manifest themselves in the exhaled aerosol patterns. Therefore, it will be more challenging to detect abnormalities in small airways. The objective of this study is to develop a simulation-based classification model that can accurately classify small airway diseases. The model performance was evaluated in five obstructed models that are located in lung bifurcations G7-9...
May 20, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548877/role-of-osgin1-in-mediating-smoking-induced-autophagy-in-the-human-airway-epithelium
#2
Guoqing Wang, Haixia Zhou, Yael Strulovici-Barel, Mohammed Al-Hijji, Xuemei Ou, Jacqueline Salit, Matthew S Walters, Michelle R Staudt, Robert J Kaner, Ronald G Crystal
Enhanced macroautophagy/autophagy is recognized as a component of the pathogenesis of smoking-induced airway disease. Based on the knowledge that enhanced autophagy is linked to oxidative stress and the DNA damage response, both of which are linked to smoking, we used microarray analysis of the airway epithelium to identify smoking upregulated genes known to respond to oxidative stress and the DNA damage response. This analysis identified OSGIN1 (oxidative stress induced growth inhibitor 1) as significantly upregulated by smoking, in both the large and small airway epithelium, an observation confirmed by an independent small airway microarray cohort, TaqMan PCR of large and small airway samples and RNA-Seq of small airway samples...
May 26, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540808/exposure-to-febrile-range-hyperthermia-potentiates-wnt-signalling-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-gene-expression-in-lung-epithelium
#3
Ratnakar Potla, Mohan E Tulapurkar, Irina G Luzina, Sergei P Atamas, Ishwar S Singh, Jeffrey D Hasday
BACKGROUND: As environmental and body temperatures vary, lung epithelial cells experience temperatures significantly different from normal core temperature. Our previous studies in human lung epithelium showed that: (i) heat shock accelerates wound healing and activates profibrotic gene expression through heat shock factor-1 (HSF1); (ii) HSF1 is activated at febrile temperatures (38-41 °C) and (iii) hypothermia (32 °C) activates and hyperthermia (39.5 °C) reduces expression of a subset of miRNAs that target protein kinase-Cα (PKCα) and enhance proliferation...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539541/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-heart-failure%C3%A3-a-therapeutic-dilemma
#4
Nobuhiko Haruki, John S Floras
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) occurs in approximately 50% of patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction receiving contemporary heart failure (HF) therapies. Obstructive (OSA) and central sleep apneas (CSA) interrupt breathing by different mechanisms but impose qualitatively similar autonomic, chemical, mechanical, and inflammatory burdens on the heart and circulation. Because contemporary evidence-based drug and device HF therapies have little or no mitigating effect on the acute or long-term consequences of such stimuli, there is a sound mechanistic rationale for targeting SDB to reduce cardiovascular event rates and prolong life...
May 23, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539439/contribution-of-human-lung-parenchyma-and-leukocyte-influx-to-oxidative-stress-and-immune-mediated-pathology-following-nipah-infection
#5
Olivier Escaffre, Tais B Saito, Terry L Juelich, Tetsuro Ikegami, Jennifer K Smith, David D Perez, Colm Atkins, Corri B Levine, Matthew B Huante, Rebecca J Nusbaum, Janice J Endsley, Alexander N Freiberg, Barry Rockx
Nipah virus (NiV) is a zoonotic emerging paramyxovirus that can cause a fatal respiratory illness or encephalitis in humans. Despite many efforts, the molecular mechanisms of NiV-induced acute lung injury (ALI) remain unclear. We previously showed that NiV replicates to high titers in human lung grafts in NOD scid gamma mice, resulting in a robust inflammatory response. Interestingly, these mice can undergo human immune system reconstitution by the Bone marrow, Liver, and Thymus (BLT) reconstitution method, in addition to lung tissue engraftment, giving altogether a realistic model to study human respiratory viral infections...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538215/the-use-of-polyvinyl-alcohol-sponge-and-cyanoacrylate-glue-in-the-treatment-of-large-and-chronic-bronchopleural-fistulae-following-lung-cancer-resection
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Paolo Battistoni, Umberto Caterino, Sandro Batzella, Raffaele Dello Iacono, Gabriele Lucantoni, Giovanni Galluccio
BACKGROUND: Bronchopleural fistulae represent a relatively rare complication of pulmonary resection. For inoperable patients, several endoscopic procedures have been described. In the presence of large and chronic bronchopleural fistulae, persistent air leaks require a surgical therapy, while endoscopic airway stent represents a useful palliative treatment. OBJECTIVE: We describe the successful closure of large and chronic bronchopleural fistulae using an expandable polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) sponge and cyanoacrylate glue...
January 25, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536796/development-and-evaluation-of-a-family-of-human-face-and-upper-airway-models-for-the-laboratory-testing-of-orally-inhaled-products
#7
Mark W Nagel, Jason A Suggett, Dominic P Coppolo, Jolyon P Mitchell
Many orally inhaled products are supplied with a facemask instead of a mouthpiece, enabling aerosolized medication to be transferred from the inhaler to the lungs when the user lacks the capability to use a mouthpiece. Until recently, laboratory evaluation of an orally inhaled product-facemask was frequently undertaken by removing the facemask, treating the facemask adapter as being equivalent to a mouthpiece. Measurements of delivered drug mass were therefore subject to bias arising from the absence of dead volume, had the facemask been present...
May 23, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536739/histological-diagnoses-of-military-personnel-undergoing-lung-biopsy-after-deployment-to-southwest-asia
#8
Cristian S Madar, Michael R Lewin-Smith, Teri J Franks, Russell A Harley, John S Klaric, Michael J Morris
INTRODUCTION: The current understanding of associations between lung disease and military deployment to Southwest Asia, including Iraq and Afghanistan, is both controversial and limited. We sought to clarify the relation between military deployment and biopsy-proven lung disease. METHODS: Retrospective data were analyzed for military personnel with non-neoplastic lung biopsies evaluated at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology or Joint Pathology Center (January 2005 to December 2012)...
May 23, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536707/neutrophilic-inflammation-in-the-immune-responses-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-lessons-from-animal-models
#9
REVIEW
Gang Huang, Xu-Chen Xu, Jie-Sen Zhou, Zhou-Yang Li, Hai-Pin Chen, Yong Wang, Wen Li, Hua-Hao Shen, Zhi-Hua Chen
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of mortality worldwide, which is characterized by chronic bronchitis, destruction of small airways, and enlargement/disorganization of alveoli. It is generally accepted that the neutrophilic airway inflammation observed in the lungs of COPD patients is intrinsically linked to the tissue destruction and alveolar airspace enlargement, leading to disease progression. Animal models play an important role in studying the underlying mechanisms of COPD as they address questions involving integrated whole body responses...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528064/transient-aphonia-after-mediastinoscopy
#10
Frank O Velez-Cubian, Kavian Toosi, Jessica Glover, Bharat Pancholy, Edward Hong
The most common adverse event after cervical mediastinoscopy is recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury, which has an incidence of 0.6% [1]. We report the case of a 68-year-old man with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who experienced transient bilateral vocal cord paralysis after mediastinoscopy, which manifested in complete aphonia. This patient's ability to maintain his airway was carefully followed up, but neither endotracheal intubation nor tracheostomy was required. The vocal cord paralysis resolved without intervention after 5 hours...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527914/impact-of-hepatic-p450-mediated-biotransformation-on-the-disposition-and-respiratory-tract-toxicity-of-inhaled-naphthalene
#11
Nataliia Kovalchuk, Jacklyn Kelty, Lei Li, Matthew Hartog, Qing-Yu Zhang, Patricia Edwards, Laura Van Winkle, Xinxin Ding
We determined whether a decrease in hepatic microsomal cytochrome P450 activity would impact lung toxicity induced by inhalation exposure to naphthalene (NA), a ubiquitous environmental pollutant. The liver-Cpr-null (LCN) mouse showed decreases in microsomal metabolism of NA in liver, but not lung, compared to wild-type (WT) mouse. Plasma levels of NA and NA-glutathione conjugates (NA-GSH) were both higher in LCN than in WT mice after a 4-h nose-only NA inhalation exposure at 10ppm. Levels of NA were also higher in lung and liver of LCN, compared to WT, mice, following exposure to NA at 5 or 10ppm...
May 17, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513319/effect-of-surface-functionalizations-of-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-on-neoplastic-transformation-potential-in-primary-human-lung-epithelial-cells
#12
Todd A Stueckle, Donna C Davidson, Ray Derk, Peng Wang, Sherri Friend, Diane Schwegler-Berry, Peng Zheng, Nianqiang Wu, Vince Castranova, Yon Rojanasakul, Liying Wang
Functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube (fMWCNT) development has intensified to improve their surface activity for numerous applications, and potentially reduce toxic effects. Although MWCNT exposures are associated with lung tumorigenesis in vivo, adverse responses associated with exposure to different fMWCNTs in human lung epithelium are presently unknown. This study hypothesized that different plasma coating functional groups determine MWCNT neoplastic transformation potential. Using our established model, human primary small airway epithelial cells (pSAECs) were continuously exposed for 8 and 12 weeks at 0...
May 17, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511697/immunohistology-and-remodeling-in-fatal-pediatric-and-adolescent-asthma
#13
Kristiina Malmström, Jouko Lohi, Antti Sajantila, Frode L Jahnsen, Merja Kajosaari, Seppo Sarna, Mika J Mäkelä
BACKGROUND: Thickening of reticular basement membrane, increased airway smooth muscle mass and eosinophilic inflammation are found in adult fatal asthma. At the present study the histopathology of fatal paediatric and adolescent asthma is evaluated. METHODS: Post-mortem lung autopsies from 12 fatal asthma cases and 8 non-asthmatic control subjects were examined. Thickness of reticular basement membrane (RBM) and percentage of airway smooth muscle (ASM%) mass area were measured and inflammatory cells were counted...
May 16, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511478/recognition-of-small-airways-obstruction-in-asthma-and-copd-the-road-less-travelled
#14
REVIEW
Desh Deepak, Akhila Prasad, Swapndeep Singh Atwal, Kshitij Agarwal
The small airways, once regarded as the silent zone in the air conducting system of the lungs are now known to be one of the initial sites of involvement in diseases like asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Identification of the involvement of distal airways in these diseases is often difficult to assess, clinically as well as by conventional pulmonary function tests and therefore, usually remains undiscovered in early stages. Early recognition of their involvement in asthma and COPD and timely management may reduce long term morbidity in these conditions...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506341/-effect-of-obesity-on-pulmonary-function-in-asthmatic-children-of-different-age-groups
#15
Xiao-Wen Xu, Ying Huang, Jian Wang, Xue-Li Zhang, Fan-Mei Liang, Rong Luo
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of obesity on pulmonary function in newly diagnosed asthmatic children of different age groups. METHODS: Two hundred and ninety-four children with newly diagnosed asthma were classified into preschool-age (<6 years) and school-age (6 to 12.5 years) groups. They were then classified into obese, overweight, and normal-weight subgroups based on their body mass index (BMI). All the children underwent pulmonary function tests, including large airway function tests [forced vital capacity (FVC%) and forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1%)] and small airway function tests [maximal expiratory flow at 25% of vital capacity (MEF25%), maximal expiratory flow at 50% of vital capacity (MEF50%), and maximal expiratory flow at 75% of vital capacity (MEF75%)]...
May 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506308/attenuating-immune-pathology-using-a-microbial-based-intervention-in-a-mouse-model-of-cigarette-smoke-induced-lung-inflammation
#16
Mark Bazett, Agnieszka Biala, Ryan D Huff, Matthew R Zeglinksi, Philip M Hansbro, Momir Bosiljcic, Hal Gunn, Shirin Kalyan, Jeremy A Hirota
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoke exposure is the major risk factor for developing COPD. Presently, available COPD treatments focus on suppressing inflammation and providing bronchodilation. However, these options have varying efficacy in controlling symptoms and do not reverse or limit the progression of COPD. Treatments strategies using bacterial-derived products have shown promise in diseases characterized by inflammation and immune dysfunction. This study investigated for the first time whether a novel immunotherapy produced from inactivated Klebsiella (hereafter referred to as KB) containing all the major Klebsiella macromolecules, could attenuate cigarette smoke exposure-induced immune responses...
May 15, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502893/the-effect-of-exhalation-flow-on-endogenous-particle-emission-and-phospholipid-composition
#17
Per Larsson, Björn Bake, Anita Wallin, Oscar Hammar, Ann-Charlotte Almstrand, Mona Lärstad, Evert Ljungström, Ekaterina Mirgorodskaya, Anna-Carin Olin
Exhaled particles constitute a micro-sample of respiratory tract lining fluid. Inhalations from low lung volumes generate particles in small airways by the airway re-opening mechanism. Forced exhalations are assumed to generate particles in central airways by mechanisms associated with high air velocities. To increase knowledge on how and where particles are formed, different breathing manoeuvres were compared in 11 healthy volunteers. Particles in the 0.41-4.55μm diameter range were characterised and sampled...
May 11, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502060/comparison-of-univent-tube-and-ez-blocker-in-one-lung-ventilation-airway-pressures-and-gas-exchange
#18
Tülay Hoşten, Can Aksu, Alparslan Kuş, Sevim Cesur, Neşe Türkyılmaz, Mine Solak
Univent tube (UT) and EZ-blocker were used for one-lung ventilation (OLV). UT is a single lumen tube with a small separate lumen containing a bronchial blocker. EZ-blocker differs with its unique y-shaped double-cuffed distal end. We aimed to compare these two airway devices effects on airway pressures, oxygenation, ventilation and haemodynamics during OLV. Patients undergoing elective thoracotomy for the first time were included in this prospective randomized study. Patients were divided into two groups as UT and EZ...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501412/sudden-death-in-a-diver-a-diagnostic-conundrum
#19
Scott Dougherty, Maziar Khorsandi, Myra Adelbai, Vipin Zamvar, James Francis
We discuss the case of an experienced diver who ran out of air during his final ascent while scuba diving. He lost consciousness rapidly after surfacing and despite immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation, could not be revived. On arrival at the emergency department he was noted to have copious amounts of blood in his upper airway and had developed extensive subcutaneous emphysema. Large amounts of air were observed in the central circulation following a postmortem computerized tomography scan as well as pneumomediastinum, a small right-sided hemothorax, and extensive subcutaneous emphysema...
May 10, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493293/responsiveness-to-oral-prednisolone-in-severe-asthma-is-related-to-the-degree-of-eosinophilic-airway-inflammation
#20
Ana R Sousa, Richard P Marshall, Linda C Warnock, Sarah Bolton, Annette Hastie, Fiona Symon, Beverley Hargadon, Hilary Marshall, Matthew Richardson, Christopher E Brightling, Pranab Haldar, Roberta Milone, Peter Chalk, Rick Williamson, Reynold Panettieri, Richard Knowles, Eugene R Bleecker, Andrew J Wardlaw
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe asthma appear relatively corticosteroid resistant. Corticosteroid responsiveness is closely related to the degree of eosinophilic airway inflammation. The extent to which eosinophilic airway inflammation in severe asthma responds to treatment with systemic corticosteroids is not clear. OBJECTIVE: To relate the physiological and inflammatory response to systemic corticosteroids in asthma to disease severity and the baseline extent of eosinophilic inflammation...
May 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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