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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432267/assessment-of-lung-function-in-a-large-cohort-of-patients-with-acromegaly
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Sylvere Störmann, Bodo Gutt, Josefine Roemmler-Zehrer, Martin Bidlingmaier, Rudolf Maria Huber, Jochen Schopohl, Matthias Angstwurm
OBJECTIVE: Acromegaly is associated with increased mortality due to respiratory disease. To date, lung function in patients with acromegaly has only been assessed in small studies, with contradicting results. We assessed lung function parameters in a large cohort of patients with acromegaly. DESIGN: Lung function of acromegaly patients was prospectively assessed using spirometry, blood gas analysis and body plethysmography. Biochemical indicators of acromegaly were assessed through measurement of growth hormone and IGF-I levels...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425504/suv39h1-reduction-is-implicated-in-abnormal-inflammation-in-copd
#2
Tzu-Tao Chen, Sheng-Ming Wu, Shu-Chuan Ho, Hsiao-Chi Chuang, Chien-Ying Liu, Yao-Fei Chan, Lu-Wei Kuo, Po-Hao Feng, Wen-Te Liu, Kuan-Yuan Chen, Ta-Chih Hsiao, Jer-Nan Juang, Kang-Yun Lee
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD) is characterized by enhanced chronic inflammation in the airways, lung parenchyma, and circulation. We investigated whether SUV39H1, a histone methyltransferase, is causatively implicated in the abnormal inflammation observed in COPD. The SUV39H1 and H3K9me3 levels were reduced in peripheral blood mononuclear cells(PBMCs), primary human small airway epithelial cells(HSAEpCs) and lung tissues from COPD patients, which were correlated with poor lung function and the serum IL-8 and IL-6 levels...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424616/whole-blood-cytokine-response-to-local-traffic-related-particulate-matter-in-peruvian-children-with-and-without-asthma
#3
Jesse P Negherbon, Karina Romero, D'Ann L Williams, Rafael E Guerrero-Preston, Thomas Hartung, Alan L Scott, Patrick N Breysse, William Checkley, Nadia N Hansel
This study sought to investigate if acute phase immune responses of whole blood from Peruvian children with controlled and uncontrolled asthma differed from children without asthma, following exposure to traffic-related particulate matter (TRPM). TRPM, including particulate matter from diesel combustion, has been shown to stimulate acute airway inflammation in individuals with and without asthma. For this study, a whole blood assay (WBA) was used to test peripheral whole blood samples from 27 children with asthma, and 12 without asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421600/lay-led-and-peer-support-interventions-for-adolescents-with-asthma
#4
REVIEW
Kayleigh M Kew, Robin Carr, Iain Crossingham
BACKGROUND: Adolescents with asthma are at high risk of poor adherence with treatment. This may be compounded by activities that worsen asthma, in particular smoking. Additional support above and beyond routine care has the potential to encourage good self-management. We wanted to find out whether sessions led by their peers or by lay leaders help to reduce these risks and improve asthma outcomes among adolescents. OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety and efficacy of lay-led and peer support interventions for adolescents with asthma...
April 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421197/ginsenoside-rg1-ameliorates-cigarette-smoke-induced-airway-fibrosis-by-suppressing-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad-pathway-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Sibin Guan, Qian Liu, Fengfeng Han, Wen Gu, Lin Song, Yue Zhang, Xuejun Guo, Weiguo Xu
Small airway fibrosis is a key pathological process accompanying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and includes fibroblast/myofibroblast transdifferentiation and excessive extracellular matrix deposition. Ginsenoside Rg1, one of the main active ingredients of Panax ginseng, has been shown to exert an antifibrotic effect in many tissues. However, little is known about the underlying mechanism and whether ginsenoside Rg1 can exert an effect on small airway fibrosis. We investigated the anti-small airway fibrosis effects of ginsenoside Rg1 in human embryonic lung fibroblasts and in COPD rats...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420758/the-foxm1-inhibitor-rcm-1-suppresses-goblet-cell-metaplasia-and-prevents-il-13-and-stat6-signaling-in-allergen-exposed-mice
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Lifeng Sun, Xiaomeng Ren, I-Ching Wang, Arun Pradhan, Yufang Zhang, Hannah M Flood, Bo Han, Jeffrey A Whitsett, Tanya V Kalin, Vladimir V Kalinichenko
Goblet cell metaplasia and excessive mucus secretion associated with asthma, cystic fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease contribute to morbidity and mortality worldwide. We performed a high-throughput screen to identify small molecules targeting a transcriptional network critical for the differentiation of goblet cells in response to allergens. We identified RCM-1, a nontoxic small molecule that inhibited goblet cell metaplasia and excessive mucus production in mice after exposure to allergens...
April 18, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418337/a-simple-measure-to-assess-hyperinflation-and-air-trapping-1-forced-expiratory-volume-in-three-second-forced-vital-capacity
#7
Sermin Börekçi, Tunçalp Demir, Aslı Görek Dilektaşlı, Melahat Uygun, Nurhayat Yıldırım
BACKGROUND: Several recent studies have suggested that 1 minus-forced expiratory volume expired in 3 seconds / forced vital capacity (1-FEV3/FVC) may be an indicator of distal airway obstruction and a promising measure to evaluate small airways dysfunction. AIMS: To investigate the associations of 1-FEV3/FVC with the spirometric measures and lung volumes that assess small airways dysfunction and reflects hyperinflation and air trapping. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417254/whom-are-we-treating-with-adaptive-servo-ventilation-a-clinical-post-hoc-analysis
#8
Maximilian V Malfertheiner, C Lerzer, L Kolb, K Heider, F Zeman, F Gfüllner, L S Maier, M Pfeifer, M Arzt
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence has shown that adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) is contraindicated in patients with predominant central sleep apnea (CSA) and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF ≤45%). The objective of this study was to assess the clinical usage of ASV in patients at the time-point of the release of a safety warning by type of SDB, breathing pattern and LVEF. METHODS: Patients of a cardiac and a respirology sleep center, both in Germany, who received ASV therapy were contacted between May and October 2015...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410589/lung-involvement-in-childhood-onset-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
#9
REVIEW
Giovanni Filocamo, Sofia Torreggiani, Carlo Agostoni, Susanna Esposito
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis is an ANCA-associated systemic vasculitis with a low incidence in the pediatric population. Lung involvement is a common manifestation in children affected by granulomatosis with polyangiitis, both at disease's onset and during flares. Its severity is variable, ranging from asymptomatic pulmonary lesions to dramatic life-threatening clinical presentations such as diffuse alveolar haemorrhage. Several radiologic findings have been described, but the most frequent abnormalities detected are nodular lesions and fixed infiltrates...
April 14, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409544/hypoxia-and-the-hypoxia-regulated-transcription-factor-hif-1%C3%AE-suppress-the-host-defence-of-airway-epithelial-cells
#10
Markus Polke, Frederik Seiler, Philipp M Lepper, Andreas Kamyschnikow, Frank Langer, Dominik Monz, Christian Herr, Robert Bals, Christoph Beisswenger
Chronic diseases of the respiratory tract, such as cystic fibrosis, are associated with mucosal and systemic hypoxia. Innate immune functions of airway epithelial cells are required to prevent and control infections of the lung parenchyma. The transcription factor hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) regulates cellular adaptation to low oxygen conditions. Here, we show that hypoxia and HIF-1α regulate innate immune mechanisms of cultured human bronchial epithelial cells (HBECs). Exposure of primary HBECs to hypoxia or the prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor dimethyloxaloylglycine (DMOG) resulted in a significantly decreased expression of inflammatory mediators (IL-6, IFN-γ-induced protein 10) in response to ligands for TLRs (flagellin, polyI:C) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, whereas the expression of inflammatory mediators was not affected by hypoxia or DMOG in the absence of microbial factors...
May 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409004/effect-of-%C3%AE-blockade-on-lung-function-exercise-performance-and-dynamic-hyperinflation-in-people-with-arterial-vascular-disease-with-and-without-copd
#11
Angela Key, Matthew Parry, Malcolm A West, Rebecca Asher, Sandy Jack, Nick Duffy, Francesco Torella, Paul P Walker
INTRODUCTION: β Blockers are important treatment for ischaemic heart disease and heart failure; however, there has long been concern about their use in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) due to fear of symptomatic worsening of breathlessness. Despite growing evidence of safety and efficacy, they remain underused. We examined the effect of β-blockade on lung function, exercise performance and dynamic hyperinflation in a group of vascular surgical patients, a high proportion of who were expected to have COPD...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407829/-application-of-pulmonary-function-and-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-tests-in-the-standardized-management-of-bronchial-asthma-in-children
#12
Hui-Qin Zhang, Hui-Qin Zhang, Jing-Jing Zhang, Yu-Dong Liu, Yue-Lin Deng, Jian-Feng Luo, Huan-Hong Niu, Xin Sun
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the changes of pulmonary function and fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) in the standardized treatment of bronchial asthma in children. METHODS: A total of 254 children who were newly diagnosed with acute exacerbation of bronchial asthma were selected as asthma group, and they were divided into two subgroups: asthma with concurrent rhinitis and asthma without concurrent rhinitis. All patients received the standardized management and treatment for one year...
April 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402986/no-small-matter-pediatric-resuscitation
#13
Taylor McCormick, Kevin McVaney, Paul E Pepe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To present advancements in pediatric cardiac arrest research, highlighting articles most relevant to clinical practice published since the latest international guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). RECENT FINDINGS: Clinical trials examining targeted temperature management in children support avoidance of hyperthermia for both pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest (PIHCA) and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (POHCA), but no statistically significant outcome differences were confirmed comparing 33 and 36 °C in the limited populations studied...
April 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399379/physiology-of-arousal-in-osa-and-potential-impacts-for-sedative-treatment
#14
Amy S Jordan, Fergal J O'Donoghue, Jennifer M Cori, John Trinder
Treatment options for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) intolerant of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) are limited. Thus, new therapies are sought. Recently, there has been interest in using sedatives to delay arousal from sleep, allowing upper airway dilator muscle recruitment sufficient to re-open the airway while maintaining sleep. In this review the rationale for sedative use and prior sedative studies in OSA are presented, along with a description of six factors that may determine sedative treatment success...
April 11, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396200/nasal-highflow-eliminates-co2-from-lower-airways
#15
Jens Bräunlich, Friederike Goldner, Hubert Wirtz
INTRODUCTION: Nasal highflow (NHF) has a growing evidence in treatment of hypoxemic respiratory failure. There are preliminary data available about use in acute and chronic type-II-respiratory failure. Unfortunately underlying mechanisms of NHF are not well understood. Increase in airway pressure seems too small to explain the observed reduction in hypercapnia. Most interesting effects are wash-out of upper airways and reduction of functional dead space. There are no data available about a wash-out of lower airways...
April 7, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396128/perioperative-analgesic-profile-of-dexmedetomidine-infusions-in-morbidly-obese-undergoing-bariatric-surgery-a-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
#16
Preet Mohinder Singh, Rajesh Panwar, Anuradha Borle, Jan P Mulier, Ashish Sinha, Basavana Goudra
BACKGROUND: Opioid-sparing analgesia for bariatric surgery in morbidly obese can potentially prevent catastrophic airway complications. Our meta-analysis attempts to consolidate the evidence on dexmedetomidine evaluating its analgesic and safety profile. METHODS: Trails comparing perioperative dexmedetomidine infusion to conventional analgesic regimens for bariatric surgery were searched. Comparisons were made for 24-hour and postanesthesia care unit (PACU) morphine consumed, PACU pain scores, postoperative nausea and vomiting pain scores, and heartrate...
March 10, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387543/effect-of-4-aminopyridine-on-genioglossus-muscle-activity-during-sleep-in-healthy-adults
#17
Luigi Taranto-Montemurro, Scott A Sands, Ali Azarbarzin, Melania Marques, Camila M de Melo, Bradley A Edwards, Danny J Eckert, Ludovico Messineo, David P White, Andrew Wellman
RATIONALE: The reduction in upper airway muscle activity from wakefulness to sleep plays a key role in the development of obstructive sleep apnea. Potassium (K+) channels have been recently identified as the downstream mechanisms through which hypoglossal motoneuron membrane excitability is reduced both in non-REM (NREM) and REM sleep. In animal models, the administration of 4-aminopyridine (4-AP), a voltage-gated K+ channel blocker, increased genioglossus activity during wakefulness and across all sleep stages...
April 7, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386104/intubation-free-in-vivo-imaging-of-the-tracheal-mucosa-using-two-photon-microscopy
#18
Tibor Z Veres, Tamás Kopcsányi, Marko Tirri, Armin Braun, Masayuki Miyasaka, Ronald N Germain, Sirpa Jalkanen, Marko Salmi
The mucosal layer of conducting airways is the primary tissue exposed to inhaled microorganisms, allergens and pollutants. We developed an in vivo two-photon microscopic approach that allows performing dynamic imaging studies in the mouse trachea, which is a commonly used in vivo model of human small-diameter bronchi. By providing stabilized access to the tracheal mucosa without intubation, our setup uniquely allows dynamic in vivo imaging of mucociliary clearance and steady-state immune cell behavior within the complex airway mucosal tissue...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377348/-comparison-of-functional-parameters-of-small-airways-between-patients-with-typical-asthma-and-cough-variant-asthma
#19
Shu-Yu Chen, Ze-Kui Fang, Si Fang, Qi-Xiao Shen, Xi He, Cui-Lan Wang, Hua-Peng Yu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the functional parameters of the small airways and clinical characteristics between patients with typical asthma (TA) and cough-variant asthma (CVA). METHODS: Forty-three newly diagnosed asthmatic patients were enrolled, including 15 with TA and positive bronchial provocation test [TA BPT(+)], 12 with TA and positive bronchial dilation test [TA BDT(+)] and 16 with CVA, and 27 healthy subjects served as the control group. All the subjects were required to complete data acquisition, asthma control test, asthma control test scale, fractional exhaled nitric oxide, airway resistance and pulmonary function tests, BPT or BDT...
March 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367517/evaluation-of-tumorigenic-potential-of-ceo2-and-fe2o3-engineered-nanoparticles-by-a-human-cell-in-vitro-screening-model
#20
Todd A Stueckle, Donna C Davidson, Raymond Derk, Tiffany G Kornberg, Diane Schwegler-Berry, Sandra V Pirela, Glen Deloid, Philip Demokritou, Sudjit Luanpitpong, Yon Rojanasakul, Liying Wang
With rapid development of novel nanotechnologies that incorporate engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) into manufactured products, long-term, low dose ENM exposures in occupational settings is forecasted to occur with potential adverse outcomes to human health. Few ENM human health risk assessment efforts have evaluated tumorigenic potential of ENMs. Two widely used nano-scaled metal oxides (NMOs), cerium oxide (nCeO2) and ferric oxide (nFe2O3) were screened in the current study using a sub-chronic exposure to human primary small airway epithelial cells (pSAECs)...
April 2017: NanoImpact
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