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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922375/elevated-igg4-serum-levels-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
#1
Axelle Clerc, Quitterie Reynaud, Stéphane Durupt, Colette Chapuis-Cellier, Raphaële Nové-Josserand, Isabelle Durieu, Jean Christophe Lega
OBJECTIVE: Serum immunoglobulin (Ig) G4 elevation has been associated with several pathological conditions other than IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD). In cystic fibrosis (CF), an elevation of specific IgG4 has been associated with colonization and infection by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. IgG4 elevation may be a marker of chronic infection or inflammatory stimulation. The aim of this study was to explore the prevalence of elevated IgG4 levels in CF and its correlation with the major clinical and microbiological features found in CF patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921939/extreme-hepatic-resections-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-hepatoblastoma-are-planned-close-margins-an-acceptable-approach
#2
Adriana Fonseca, Abha Gupta, Furqan Shaikh, Raveena Ramphal, Vicky Ng, Ian McGilvray, J Ted Gerstle
BACKGROUND: Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is considered the standard for children with hepatoblastoma (HB) in whom complete surgical resection is not possible. However, OLT is not always available or feasible. OBJECTIVE: To describe the outcome of children with HB who were initially deemed unresectable and underwent complex hepatectomy with planned close margins, and ultimately avoided OLT. METHODS: Demographic data, surgical and pathologic details, and survival information were collected from children treated for HB between January 2010 to December 2015...
September 17, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921394/combination-therapy-with-pirfenidone-plus-prednisolone-ameliorates-paraquat-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis
#3
Rokhsana Rasooli, Fatemeh Pourgholamhosein, Younes Kamali, Fatemeh Nabipour, Ali Mandegary
Pirfenidone is known to slow the decline in vital capacity and increase survival in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Besides, administration of glucocorticoids, e.g., prednisolone has been the conventional strategy to the treatment of patients with this disease, although their efficacy is under debate. Since multiple coactivated pathways are involved in the pathogenesis of IPF, combination therapy is a foundation strategy to cover many more synergetic mechanisms and increase response. The aim of the present study was to compare the therapeutic efficacy of prednisolone plus pirfenidone with pirfenidone alone in PQ-induced lung fibrosis...
September 18, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917655/inactivation-of-tnf-lt-locus-alters-mouse-metabolic-response-to-concentrated-ambient-pm2-5
#4
Ziying Hu, Minjie Chen, Huifen Zhou, Anui Tharakan, Xiaoke Wang, Lianglin Qiu, Shuai Liang, Xiaobo Qin, Yuhao Zhang, Wanjun Wang, Yanyi Xu, Zhekang Ying
BACKGROUND: Exposure to ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is associated with increased cardiometabolic morbidity and mortality. This is widely believed to be attributable to PM2.5 exposure-induced pulmonary and subsequent systemic inflammation. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα), lymphotoxin α (LTα), and lymphotoxin β (LTβ) are three homologous pro-inflammatory cytokines, each with both unique and redundant activities in inflammation. Their role in PM2.5 exposure-induced inflammation and adverse cardiometabolic effects has to be determined...
September 13, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916901/pulmonic-valve-disease-review-of-pathology-and-current-treatment-options
#5
REVIEW
Mouhammad Fathallah, Richard A Krasuski
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Our review is intended to provide readers with an overview of disease processes involving the pulmonic valve, highlighting recent outcome studies and guideline-based recommendations; with focus on the two most common interventions for treating pulmonic valve disease, balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty and pulmonic valve replacement. RECENT FINDINGS: The main long-term sequelae of balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty, the gold standard treatment for pulmonic stenosis, remain pulmonic regurgitation and valvular restenosis...
September 16, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915902/development-and-clinical-application-of-radiomics-in-lung-cancer
#6
REVIEW
Bojiang Chen, Rui Zhang, Yuncui Gan, Lan Yang, Weimin Li
Since the discovery of X-rays at the end of the 19(th) century, medical imageology has progressed for 100 years, and medical imaging has become an important auxiliary tool for clinical diagnosis. With the launch of the human genome project (HGP) and the development of various high-throughput detection techniques, disease exploration in the post-genome era has extended beyond investigations of structural changes to in-depth analyses of molecular abnormalities in tissues, organs and cells, on the basis of gene expression and epigenetics...
September 15, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915065/targeting-hif-1%C3%AE-pdk1-axis-by-dichloroacetate-dca-suppresses-bleomycin-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis
#7
Justin Goodwin, Hyunsung Choi, Meng-Hsiung Hsieh, Michael L Neugent, Jung-Mo Ahn, Heather N Hayenga, Pankaj K Singh, David B Shackelford, In-Kyu Lee, Vladimir Shulaev, Shanta Dhar, Norihiko Takeda, Jung-Whan Kim
RATIONALE: Hypoxia has long been implicated in the pathogenesis of fibrotic diseases. Aberrantly activated myofibroblasts are the primary pathological driver of fibrotic progression, yet how various microenvironmental influences such as hypoxia contribute to their sustained activation and differentiation is poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: As a defining feature of hypoxia is its impact on cellular metabolism, we sought to investigate how hypoxia-induced metabolic reprogramming affects myofibroblast differentiation and fibrotic progression, and to test the pre-clinical efficacy of targeting glycolytic metabolism for the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915063/twist1-in-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-through-tgf%C3%AE-smad-signaling
#8
Tadanori Mammoto, Megan Muyleart, G Ganesh Konduri, Akiko Mammoto
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a devastating pulmonary vascular disease characterized by aberrant muscularization of the normally non-muscularized distal pulmonary arterioles. The expression of the transcription factor, Twist1, increases in the lungs of pulmonary arterial hypertension patients. However, the mechanisms by which Twist1 controls the pathogenesis of PH remain unclear. It is becoming clear that endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) contributes to various vascular pathologies including PH; Twist1 is known to mediate EndMT...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911149/insulin-like-growth-factor-bioactivity-stanniocalcin-2-pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-and-igf-binding-protein-4-in-pleural-fluid-and-serum-from-patients-with-pulmonary-disease
#9
Ulrick Skipper Espelund, Mette Bjerre, Rikke Hjortebjerg, Torben Riis Rasmussen, Anders Lundby, Andreas Hoeflich, Birgitte Holst Folkersen, Claus Oxvig, Jan Frystyk
Context: Members of the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system are primarily produced in the liver and secreted into the circulation, but they are also produced, recruited, and activated locally in tissues. Objective: To compare activity and concentrations of IGF system components in pleural fluid and blood. Design: Pathological pleural fluid, secondary to lung cancer or nonmalignant disease, and matching blood samples were collected from 24 patients ages 66...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910916/-primary-tracheal-malignant-glomus-tumor-with-lung-metastasis-diagnosed-by-pathological-analysis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
B Huang, F G Chen, J Zhuang, W C Zheng, W Y Zhu, Q C Zhang, S H Wang, C M Guo, C M Xie
Objective: To study the clinical manifestations, pathological features, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of primary tracheobronchial or pulmonary malignant glomus tumor (MGT). Methods: A case of primary tracheal MGT with lung metastasis diagnosed by pathological analysis admitted to Affiliated Shantou Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University in May. 2015 was analyzed, and the related literatures were reviewed. We searched databases including PubMed, Embase, Ovid, Cochrane, Wanfang and Chinese National Knowledge infrastructure (CNKI), using the keyword "tracheal or bronchial or pulmonary malignant glomus tumor" from Jan...
September 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910817/the-lung-in-dysregulated-states-of-humoral-immunity
#11
Yurdagül Uzunhan, Florence Jeny, Marianne Kambouchner, Morgane Didier, Diane Bouvry, Hilario Nunes, Jean-François Bernaudin, Dominique Valeyre
In common variable immunodeficiency, lung manifestations are related to different mechanisms: recurrent pneumonias due to encapsulated bacteria responsible for diffuse bronchiectasis, diffuse infiltrative pneumonia with various patterns, and lymphomas, mostly B cell extranodal non-Hodgkin type. The diagnosis relies on significant serum Ig deficiency and the exclusion of any primary or secondary cause. Histopathology may be needed. Immunoglobulin (IgG) replacement is crucial to prevent infections and bronchiectasis...
September 15, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910144/ask1-inhibition-halts-disease-progression-in-preclinical-models-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#12
Grant R Budas, Mario Boehm, Baktybek Kojonazarov, Gayathri Viswanathan, Xia Tian, Swathi Veeroju, Tatyana Novoyatleva, Friedrich Grimminger, Ford Hinojosa-Kirschenbaum, Hossein A Ghofrani, Norbert Weissmann, Werner Seeger, John T Liles, Ralph T Schermuly
RATIONALE Progression of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is associated with pathologic remodeling of the pulmonary vasculature and the right ventricle (RV). Oxidative stress drives the remodeling process through activation of mitogenactivated protein kinases (MAPKs) which stimulate apoptosis, inflammation and fibrosis. OBJECTIVES We investigated whether pharmacological inhibition of the redoxsensitive apical MAPK Apoptosis Signal-Regulating Kinase 1 (ASK1) can halt the progression of pulmonary vascular and RV remodeling...
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906034/small-airway-disease-a-different-phenotype-of-early-stage-copd-associated-with-biomass-smoke-exposure
#13
Dongxing Zhao, Yumin Zhou, Changbin Jiang, Zhuxiang Zhao, Fang He, Pixin Ran
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic exposure to biomass smoke (BS) can significantly compromise pulmonary function and lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). To determine whether BS exposure induces a unique phenotype of COPD from an early stage, with different physiopathological features compared with COPD associated with smoking (cigarette-smoke (CS) COPD), we assessed the physiopathology of early COPD associated with BS exposure (BS COPD) by incorporating spirometry, high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) imaging, bronchoscopy and pathological examinations...
September 14, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904690/-mixed-connective-tissue-disease-prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-in-african-black-study-of-7-cases-in-gabon-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Landry Missounga, Josaphat Iba Ba, Ingrid Rosalie Nseng Nseng Ondo, Maria Ines Carine Nziengui Madjinou, Doris Malekou, Emeline Gracia Mouendou Mouloungui, Emmanuel Ecke Nzengue, Jean Bruno Boguikouma, Moussavou Kombila
The literature reports that mixed connective tissue disease seems more frequent in the black population and among Asians. This study aims to determine the prevalence of mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) among connective tissue disorders and all rheumatologic pathologies in a hospital population in Gabon as well as to describe the clinical features of this disease. We conducted a retrospective study by reviewing the medical records of patients treated for mixed connective tissue disease (Kasukawa criteria) and other entities of connective tissue disorders (ACR criteria) in the Division of Rheumatology at the University Hospital in Libreville between January 2010 and December 2015...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904677/-pulmonary-nocardiosis-in-immunocompetent-patients-about-2-cases
#15
Yasmina Rhofir, Rachida Zahraoui, Nabil Tiress, Hicham Naji-Amrani, Mouna Soualhi, Jamal Eddine Bourkadi
Nocardiosis is a rare but severe infection caused by bacteria of the genus nocardia, which belong to the order actinomycetales. If they can affect immunocompetent adult, nocardioses are pathologies affecting the individuals with weakened immune system. Pulmonary involvement is the most common manifestation, its correct management is based on diagnosis, which is often delayed due to non-specific symptoms and inconclusive specimens. We here report two cases of nocardiosis in immunocompetent patients. The first case concerns a 24-year old man with a history of smoking and alcoholism, hospitalized for chest pain and hemoptysis of low abundance evolving for two months, associated with the occurrence of dorsal subcutaneous fistulized abscess...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901850/point-of-care-lung-ultrasound-in-critically-ill-patients
#16
Gentle S Shrestha, Dameera Weeratunga, Kylie Baker
Lung ultrasound is increasingly being used by the bedside physicians to complement the findings of physical examination. Lung ultrasound is non-invasive, devoid of radiation exposure and can be performed rapidly and repeatedly as needed at bedside. The diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasound for common conditions like pleural effusion, pneumothorax, pulmonary edema and pneumonia is superior to chest radiograph and is comparable to chest CT scan. Lung ultrasound is helpful to evaluate the progress of lung pathology and response to treatment, over time...
September 11, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900554/primary-epithelioid-angiosarcoma-of-lung-radiologic-and-clinicopathologic-correlation
#17
Fung Him Ng, San Ming Yu, Ophelia Ka Heng Wai, James Chi Sang Chan
Primary pulmonary angiosarcoma is extremely rare. It is often characterized by a clinically indolent course and delayed diagnosis. To date, there have been <20 cases reported. By far, little article correlates the clinical presentation, the imaging findings with the pathology. The authors present a case of middle-aged gentleman with primary pulmonary epithelioid angiosacroma which we initially thought as tuberculosis (TB) infection. A 60-year-old gentleman, with a history of 6 months on and off blood stained sputum, was admitted for an episode of massive hemoptysis...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899426/benign-metastasizing-leiomyoma-presenting-as-multiple-cystic-pulmonary-nodules-a-case-report
#18
Yeong Hun Choe, So Yeon Jeon, Yoon Chae Lee, Myung Ja Chung, Seung Yong Park, Yong Chul Lee, So Ri Kim
BACKGROUND: Benign metastatic leiomyoma (BML) is an extremely rare disease. Although uterine leiomyomas are benign histologically, they can metastasize to distant sites. While the incidence is very low, the lung is the organ most frequently affected by BML. Pulmonary BML usually presents as numerous well-defined nodules of various sizes, while the cavitary or cystic features in the nodules are rarely observed on radiologic images. CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old woman complained of cough and dyspnea for one month...
September 12, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898881/performance-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-for-the-diagnosis-of-isolated-mediastinal-and-hilar-lymphadenopathy
#19
Chung-Chun Tyan, Tiago Machuca, Kasia Czarnecka, Hyang Mi Ko, Gilda da Cunha Santos, Scott L Boerner, Andrew Pierre, Marcelo Cypel, Tom Waddell, Gail Darling, Marc de Perrot, Shaf Keshavjee, William Geddie, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
BACKGROUND: Although many studies have assessed the diagnostic utility of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in the context of a specific disease, few studies have assessed the overall diagnostic yield, sensitivity, and negative predictive value in patients with isolated mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy (IMHL). OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the performance of EBUS-TBNA for diagnosing IMHL in a population with a high prevalence of concurrent or preexisting non-pulmonary malignancy...
September 13, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898343/-differential-diagnosis-of-bone-marrow-and-lung-granulomas-report-of-one-case
#20
Camila Peña, Andrés Soto, Pablo Villegas
The differential diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis and lymphoma with pulmonary infiltration is very difficult, given their similar clinical characteristics. We report a 59 year old female with weight loss, fever, dyspnea and cough of several months of duration. She had a cavitated mass in lung imaging. A positive conventional PCR lead to the diagnosis of tuberculosis, but she had negative smears and cultures for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The patient did not respond to treatment and her clinical condition worsened...
May 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
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