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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213886/dysregulation-of-metabolic-pathways-in-a-mouse-model-of-allergic-asthma
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Kevin D Quinn, Michaela Schedel, Yasmeen Nkrumah-Elie, Anthony Joetham, Michael Armstrong, Charmion Cruickshank-Quinn, Richard Reisdorph, Erwin W Gelfand, Nichole Reisdorph
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a complex lung disease resulting from the interplay of genetic and environmental factors. To understand the molecular changes that occur during the development of allergic asthma without genetic and environmental confounders, an experimental model of allergic asthma in mice was used. Our goals were to (1) identify changes at the small molecule level due to allergen exposure, (2) determine perturbed pathways due to disease, and (3) determine whether small molecule changes correlate with lung function...
February 18, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213469/insulin-signaling-via-the-pi3k-akt-pathway-regulates-airway-glucose-uptake-and-barrier-function-in-a-cftr-dependent-manner
#2
Samuel A Molina, Hannah K Moriarty, Danny T Infield, Barry R Imhoff, Rachel J Vance, Agnes H Kim, Jason M Hansen, William R Hunt, Michael Koval, Nael A McCarty
Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD) is the most common co-morbidity associated with cystic fibrosis (CF) and correlates with increased rates of lung function decline. Since glucose is a nutrient present in the airways of patients with bacterial airway infections and since insulin controls glucose metabolism, the effect of insulin on CF airway epithelia was investigated to determine the role of insulin receptors and glucose transport in regulating glucose availability in the airway. The response to insulin by human airway epithelial cells was characterized by qPCR, immunoblot, immunofluorescence, and glucose uptake assays...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212451/relationship-between-pre-anesthetic-and-intra-anesthetic-airway-resistance-in-patients-undergoing-general-anesthesia-a-prospective-observational-study
#3
Takamitsu Ikeda, Kanji Uchida, Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Takahide Nagase, Koji Oba, Yoshitsugu Yamada
Surgery patients in Japan undergo routine spirometry testing prior to general anesthesia. The use of a flow sensor during general anesthesia has recently become common. However, it is not certain whether the information derived from flow-volume curves is being adequately used for mechanical ventilation management during general anesthesia. So far, there have been no attempts to calculate airway resistance using flow-volume curves. Therefore, we performed a prospective, observational study to investigate the relationship between pre-anesthetic and intra-anesthetic airway resistance in patients scheduled for surgery under general anesthesia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204920/a-review-of-congenital-lung-malformations-with-a-simplified-classification-system-for-clinical-and-research-use
#4
REVIEW
Michael Seear, Jennifer Townsend, Amy Hoepker, Douglas Jamieson, Deborah McFadden, Patrick Daigneault, William Glomb
PURPOSE: Congenital lung abnormalities are rare malformations increasingly detected early by prenatal ultrasound. Whether management of these frequently asymptomatic lesions should be surgical or conservative is an unresolved issue. The necessary prospective studies are limited by the absence of a widely accepted practical classification system. Our aim was to develop a simple, clinically relevant system for classifying and studying congenital lung abnormalities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We based our proposed grouping on a detailed analysis of clinical, radiological, and histological data from well-documented cases, plus an extensive review of the literature...
February 15, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203436/chest-physiotherapy-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients-without-pneumonia-a-narrative-review
#5
REVIEW
Herbert D Spapen, Jouke De Regt, Patrick M Honoré
A beneficial adjuvant role of chest physiotherapy (CPT) to promote airway clearance, alveolar recruitment, and ventilation/perfusion matching in mechanically ventilated (MV) patients with pneumonia or relapsing lung atelectasis is commonly accepted. However, doubt prevails regarding the usefulness of applying routine CPT in MV subjects with no such lung diseases. In-depth narrative review based on a literature search for prospective randomized trials comparing CPT with a non-CPT strategy in adult patients ventilated for at least 48 h...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203170/primary-ewing-s-sarcoma-of-the-sinonasal-tract-a-case-report
#6
Tomoharu Suzuki, Ryuji Yasumatsu, Torahiko Nakashima, Shuji Arita, Hidetaka Yamamoto, Takashi Nakagawa
A 23-year-old male presented with a 3-month history of left purulent rhinorrhea, progressive nasal obstruction, and intermittent epistaxis. A fiberoptic examination revealed a large vascular polypoid mass completely filling the left nasal cavity. CT and MRI scans showed a large hypervascular mass involving the left nasal airway, maxillary antrum, and the anterior ethmoid cells. There was no bony erosion or contiguous spread, and the remaining sinuses, orbit, and cranial fossa were uninvolved. The patient underwent complete removal of the mass via an external lateral rhinotomy approach...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202124/-effect-of-heat-shock-factor-1-on-airway-hyperresponsiveness-and-airway-inflammation-in-mice-with-allergic-asthma
#7
Jing Wang, Li-Hong Xin, Wei Cheng, Zhen Wang, Wen Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of heat shock factor 1 (HSF1) on airway hyperresponsiveness and airway inflammation in mice with asthma and possible mechanisms. METHODS: A total of 36 mice were randomly divided into four groups: control, asthma, HSF1 small interfering RNA negative control (siHSF1-NC), and siHSF1 intervention (n=9 each). Ovalbumin (OVA) sensitization and challenge were performed to induce asthma in the latter three groups. The mice in the siHSF1-NC and siHSF1 groups were treated with siHSF1-NC and siHSF1, respectively...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199728/altered-mir-155-expression-in-allergic-asthmatic-airways
#8
Carina Malmhäll, Kristina Johansson, Carla Winkler, Sahar Alawieh, Linda Ekerljung, Madeleine Rådinger
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression at posttranscriptional level. We and others have previously identified miRNAs with pathological roles in animal models of asthma. To date, few studies have investigated miRNA expression in human asthmatics and miRNA expression in specific cellular subtypes in asthmatics is largely unexplored. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess miR-146a and miR-155 expression in airways- and blood-derived samples, two miRNA candidates which have previously been described to play important roles in inflammatory processes...
February 15, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198583/cuffed-endotracheal-tubes-in-children-the-effect-of-the-size-of-the-cuffed-endotracheal-tube-on-intracuff-pressure
#9
Senthil G Krishna, Mumin Hakim, Roby Sebastian, Heather L Dellinger, Dmitry Tumin, Joseph D Tobias
BACKGROUND: In children, the size of the cuffed endotracheal tube is based on various age-based formulas. However, such formulas may over or underestimate the size of the cuffed endotracheal tube. There are no data on the impact of different-sized cuffed endotracheal tubes (ETT) on the intracuff pressure in children. AIM: The current study measures intracuff pressure with different-sized cuffed ETT. METHOD: The study was conducted in an in vitro and in vivo phase...
February 15, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197929/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-emt-and-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-a-mutual-association-with-airway-disease
#10
Malik Quasir Mahmood, Chris Ward, Hans Konrad Muller, Sukhwinder Singh Sohal, Eugene Haydn Walters
NSCLC is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It includes adeno- and squamous cell carcinoma. In the background, COPD and smoking play a vital role in development of NSCLC. Local progression and metastasis of NSCLC has been associated with various mechanisms, but in particular by a process called epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT), which is implicated in COPD pathogenesis. In this study, we have investigated whether expression of EGFR (activation marker) and S100A4, vimentin and N-cadherin (as EMT) is different both in central and leading edge of NSCLC and to what extent related to EMT activity of both small and large airways, stage and differentiation of NSCLC...
March 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197800/small-airway-obstruction-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-potential-parameters-for-early-detection
#11
Tomasz Piorunek, Magdalena Kostrzewska, Marta Stelmach-Mardas, Marcin Mardas, Sławomir Michalak, Joanna Goździk-Spychalska, Halina Batura-Gabryel
The impulse oscillometry (IOS) is recognized as a complementary method to spirometry in the diagnostics of obstructive pulmonary disorders. The IOS enables to measure total respiratory resistance (R5) and proximal respiratory resistance (R20), with the R5-R20 difference reflecting small airway resistance. This study seeks to evaluate the usefulness of R5-R20, maximal mid-expiratory flow (MMEF), and forced expiratory volume in 3 s/forced vital capacity ratio (FEV3/FVC), in the assessment of small airway obstruction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
February 15, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194750/differential-responses-of-human-dendritic-cells-to-metabolites-from-the-oral-airway-microbiome
#12
Katrine Whiteson, Sudhanshu Agrawal, Anshu Agrawal
Small molecule metabolites that are produced or altered by host-associated microbial communities are emerging as significant immune response modifiers. However, there is a key gap in our knowledge of how oral microbial metabolites affect the immune response. Here, we examined the effects of metabolites from five bacterial strains commonly found in the oral/airway microbial communities of humans. The five strains, each isolated from cystic fibrosis patient sputum, were Pseudomonas aeruginosa FLR01 non-mucoid (P1) and FLR02 mucoid (P2) forms, Streptococcus pneumoniae (Sp), Streptococcus salivarius (Ss), and Rothia mucilaginosa (Rm)...
February 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194083/asbestos-induced-lung-disease-in-small-scale-clutch-manufacturing-workers
#13
Dipti Gothi, Tanushree Gahlot, Ram B Sah, Mayank Saxena, U C Ojha, Anand K Verma, Sonam Spalgais
BACKGROUND: The crocidolite variety of asbestos is banned. However, chrysotile, which is not prohibited, is still used in developing countries in making products such as clutch plate. Fourteen workers from a small-scale clutch plate-manufacturing factory were analyzed for asbestos-induced lung disease as one of their colleagues had expired due to asbestosis. AIMS: This study was conducted to evaluate the awareness of workers, the prevalence and type of asbestos-induced lung disease, and the sensitivity and specificity of diffusion test...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186975/amp-activated-protein-kinase-reduces-inflammatory-responses-and-cellular-senescence-in-pulmonary-emphysema
#14
Xiao-Yu Cheng, Yang-Yang Li, Cheng Huang, Jun Li, Hong-Wei Yao
Current drug therapy fails to reduce lung destruction of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) has emerged as an important integrator of signals that control energy balance and lipid metabolism. However, there are no studies regarding the role of AMPK in reducing inflammatory responses and cellular senescence during the development of emphysema. Therefore, we hypothesize that AMPK reduces inflammatroy responses, senescence, and lung injury. To test this hypothesis, human bronchial epithelial cells (BEAS-2B) and small airway epithelial cells (SAECs) were treated with cigarette smoke extract (CSE) in the presence of a specific AMPK activator (AICAR, 1 mM) and inhibitor (Compound C, 5 μM)...
February 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185772/impact-of-weight-loss-management-in-osa
#15
REVIEW
Simon A Joosten, Garun S Hamilton, Matthew T Naughton
The interaction between obesity and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is complex. Whilst it is often assumed that obesity is the major cause of OSA, and that treatment of the OSA might mitigate further weight gain, new evidence is emerging that suggest these statements may not be the case. Obesity explains about 60% of the variance of the apnea hypopnea index definition of OSA, mainly in those < 50 years and less so in the elderly. Moreover, long term treatment of OSA with continuous positive airway pressure is associated with small but significant weight gain...
February 6, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183201/effect-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-tio2-nps-on-the-expression-of-mucin-genes-in-human-airway-epithelial-cells
#16
Gui Ok Kim, Yoon Seok Choi, Chang Hoon Bae, Si-Youn Song, Yong-Dae Kim
OBJECTIVE: Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) are utilized with growing frequency for a wide variety of industrial applications. Recently, acute and chronic exposures to TiO2 NPs have been found to induce inflammatory response in the human respiratory tract. However, the effect and mechanism underlying the induction of major airway mucins by TiO2 NPs have not been elucidated. This study was conducted to characterize the effect of TiO2 NPs, and the mechanism involved, on the expressions of airway mucins in human airway epithelial cells...
January 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181964/covered-balloon-expanding-stents-in-airway-stenosis
#17
Adnan Majid, Fayez Kheir, Jey Chung, Daniel Alape, Bryan Husta, Scott Oh, Erik Folch
BACKGROUND: The balloon-expanding stents are widely available but rarely described for use within the tracheobronchial tree. This report describes our experience with these stents in airway stenosis particularly as a lobar salvage therapy. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of all records in which the balloon-expanding stents were used at a tertiary medical center. Ages, sex, location of stenosis, etiology of stenosis, stent size, duration of stent placement and associated interventions for airway stenosis were recorded...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181359/general-anesthesia-with-a-native-airway-for-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-iii
#18
Mineto Kamata, Christopher McKee, Kristen V Truxal, Kevin M Flanigan, Kim L McBride, Shawn C Aylward, Joseph D Tobias, Marco Corridore
BACKGROUND: Mucopolysaccharidosis type III is a progressive disease with worsening airway, pulmonary, and cardiac involvement that may complicate anesthetic care. AIM: To prospectively evaluate the incidence of airway issues and complications during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and lumbar puncture (LP) during general anesthesia with a native airway for patients with mucopolysaccharidosis type III. METHOD: The study was a part of the natural history study...
February 8, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179132/gefitinib-gefitinib-microspheres-loaded-polyurethane-constructs-as-drug-eluting-stent-coating
#19
Weiluan Chen, Johanna Clauser, Anja Lena Thiebes, Donnacha J McGrath, Nicola Kelly, Mies J van Steenbergen, Stefan Jockenhoevel, Ulrich Steinseifer, Peter E McHugh, Wim E Hennink, Robbert J Kok
One of the complications of bronchotracheal cancer is obstruction of the upper airways. Local tumor resection in combination with an airway stent can suppress intraluminal tumor (re)growth. We have investigated a novel drug-eluting stent coating for local release of the anticancer drug gefitinib. A polyurethane (PU) sandwich construct was prepared by a spray coating method in which gefitinib was embedded between a PU support layer of 200μm and a PU top layer of 50-200μm. Gefitinib was either embedded in the construct as small crystals or as gefitinib-loaded poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microspheres (MSP)...
February 4, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170315/cytoplasmic-irradiation-induces-metabolic-shift-in-human-small-airway-epithelial-cells-via-activation-of-pim-1-kinase
#20
Jinhua Wu, Qin Zhang, Yen-Ruh Wuu, Sirui Zou, Tom K Hei
The unique cellular and molecular consequences of cytoplasmic damage caused by ionizing radiation were studied using a precision microbeam irradiator. Our results indicated that targeted cytoplasmic irradiation induced metabolic shift from an oxidative to glycolytic phenotype in human small airway epithelial cells (SAE). At 24 h postirradiation, there was an increase in the mRNA expression level of key glycolytic enzymes as well as lactate secretion in SAE cells. Using RNA-sequencing analysis to compare genes that were responsive to cytoplasmic versus nuclear irradiation, we found a glycolysis related gene, Pim-1, was significantly upregulated only in cytoplasmic irradiated SAE cells...
February 7, 2017: Radiation Research
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