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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038949/sleep-disorders-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-interstitial-lung-disease
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Maria Mavroudi, Despoina Papakosta, Theodore Kontakiotis, Kaliopi Domvri, George Kalamaras, Vasiliki Zarogoulidou, Paul Zarogoulidis, Paschalina Latka, Haidong Huang, Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt, Konstantinos Zarogoulidis
BACKGROUND: Interstitial lung diseases (ILD) are chronic and restrictive lung diseases with poor survival and quality of life. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of sleep disorders in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis and to assess patients' quality of life in relation to these disorders. METHODS: Forty patients, 19 with IPF, and 21 with sarcoidosis stage II/III were included. They were compared with 15 healthy subjects. All patients performed all-night polysomnography (PSG) and completed the Epworth, Berlin, and Stop-Bang questionnaires...
October 16, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035757/pulmonary-hypertension-associated-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Christine B Bui, Merrin A Pang, Arvind Sehgal, Christiane Theda, Jason C Lao, Philip J Berger, Marcel F Nold, Claudia A Nold-Petry
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and BPD-associated pulmonary hypertension (BPD-PH) are chronic inflammatory cardiopulmonary diseases with devastating short- and long-term consequences for infants born prematurely. The immature lungs of preterm infants are ill-prepared to achieve sufficient gas exchange, thus usually necessitating immediate commencement of respiratory support and oxygen supplementation. These therapies are life-saving, but they exacerbate the tissue damage that is inevitably inflicted on a preterm lung forced to perform gas exchange...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035287/cardio-pulmonary-involvement-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-study-at-a-tertiary-care-center
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Geetakiran Arakkal, Sudha Rani Chintagunta, Vasavilatha Chandika, Sudha Vani Damarla, Srinivas Manchala, B Udaya Kumar
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis is a multisystem disorder characterized by microangiopathy, dysregulation of the immune system and massive deposition of collagen in the connective tissue of the skin, blood vessels and various internal organs. Although the mortality from renal crises has dropped significantly due to the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, cardiac and pulmonary involvement accounts for significant morbidity and mortality. We studied 28 patients with systemic sclerosis at Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Hyderabad, over a period of two years for cardiopulmonary involvement...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033850/designing-dietary-recommendations-using-system-level-interactomics-analysis-and-network-based-inference
#4
Tingting Zheng, Yueqiong Ni, Jun Li, Billy K C Chow, Gianni Panagiotou
Background: A range of computational methods that rely on the analysis of genome-wide expression datasets have been developed and successfully used for drug repositioning. The success of these methods is based on the hypothesis that introducing a factor (in this case, a drug molecule) that could reverse the disease gene expression signature will lead to a therapeutic effect. However, it has also been shown that globally reversing the disease expression signature is not a prerequisite for drug activity. On the other hand, the basic idea of significant anti-correlation in expression profiles could have great value for establishing diet-disease associations and could provide new insights into the role of dietary interventions in disease...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993401/diagnosis-and-management-of-noncardiac-complications-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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REVIEW
George K Lui, Arwa Saidi, Ami B Bhatt, Luke J Burchill, Jason F Deen, Michael G Earing, Michael Gewitz, Jonathan Ginns, Joseph D Kay, Yuli Y Kim, Adrienne H Kovacs, Eric V Krieger, Fred M Wu, Shi-Joon Yoo
Life expectancy and quality of life for those born with congenital heart disease (CHD) have greatly improved over the past 3 decades. While representing a great advance for these patients, who have been able to move from childhood to successful adult lives in increasing numbers, this development has resulted in an epidemiological shift and a generation of patients who are at risk of developing chronic multisystem disease in adulthood. Noncardiac complications significantly contribute to the morbidity and mortality of adults with CHD...
October 9, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987478/clinical-impact-of-intrapulmonary-vascular-dilatation-in-liver-transplant-candidates
#6
Hilary M DuBrock, Michael J Krowka, Kimberly A Forde, Karen Krok, Mamta Patel, Tiffany Sharkoski, Michael Sprys, Grace Lin, Jae K Oh, Carl D Mottram, Paul D Scanlon, Michael B Fallon, Steven M Kawut
BACKGROUND: Intrapulmonary vascular dilatations (IPVD) are frequently detected in patients with liver disease by the delayed appearance of microbubbles on contrast-enhanced echocardiography. IPVD with an elevated alveolar-arterial (A-a) gradient define hepatopulmonary syndrome, however the importance of IPVD in the absence of abnormal gas exchange is unknown. We aimed to determine the clinical impact of IPVD in patients with liver disease. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study within the Pulmonary Vascular Complications of Liver Disease (PVCLD2) Study, a multicenter prospective cohort study of patients being evaluated for liver transplantation...
October 5, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985727/respiratory-mechanics-in-infants-with-severe-bronchiolitis-on-controlled-mechanical-ventilation
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Pablo Cruces, Sebastián González-Dambrauskas, Julio Quilodrán, Jorge Valenzuela, Javier Martínez, Natalia Rivero, Pablo Arias, Franco Díaz
BACKGROUND: Analysis of respiratory mechanics during mechanical ventilation (MV) is able to estimate resistive, elastic and inertial components of the working pressure of the respiratory system. Our aim was to discriminate the components of the working pressure of the respiratory system in infants on MV with severe bronchiolitis admitted to two PICU's. METHODS: Infants younger than 1 year old with acute respiratory failure caused by severe bronchiolitis underwent neuromuscular blockade, tracheal intubation and volume controlled MV...
October 6, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983955/associations-between-anti-melanoma-differentiation-associated-gene-5-antibody-and-demographics-clinical-characteristics-and-laboratory-results-of-patients-with-dermatomyositis-a-systematic-meta-analysis
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Ju Li, Yan Liu, Yongsheng Li, Fang Li, Kai Wang, Wenyou Pan, Deqian Meng
Anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (MDA5) antibody is a specific biomarker in patients with dermatomyositis (DM). Results from several studies that examined the relationship between anti-MDA5 antibody and the demographics, clinical characteristics and laboratory results of DM patients have been conflicting. The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship, if any, of anti-MDA5 antibody with demographics, clinical characteristics and laboratory results of DM patients. PubMed, Web of Science, Embase and the Cochrane Library databases were searched for studies without language restrictions conducted before 16 March 2017...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983455/long-term-cognitive-and-somatic-outcomes-of-enzyme-replacement-therapy-in-untransplanted-hurler-syndrome
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Julie B Eisengart, Jeanine Jarnes, Alia Ahmed, Igor Nestrasil, Richard Ziegler, Kathleen Delaney, Elsa Shapiro, Chester Whitley
Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) was added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel for newborn screening in 2016, highlighting recognition that early treatment of MPS I is critical to stem progressive, irreversible disease manifestations. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) is an approved treatment for all MPS I phenotypes, but because the severe form (MPS IH, Hurler syndrome) involves rapid neurocognitive decline, the impermeable blood-brain-barrier is considered an obstacle for ERT. Instead, hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) has long been recommended, as it is believed to be the only therapy that arrests neurocognitive decline...
December 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972689/late-onset-pompe-s-disease-in-a-hemodialysis-patient-a-first-case-report
#10
Theodoros Eleftheriadis, Panagiota Makri, Paschalia Karakosta, Georgios Pissas, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Helen Michelakakis, Georgios M Hadjigeorgiou, Ioannis Stefanidis
A 37-year-old hemodialysis patient appeared with unusual somnolence during 2 successive hemodialysis sessions. Blood gas analysis revealed hypercapnic respiratory failure and spirometry restrictive lung disease. After exclusion of other causes of restrictive lung disease with chest CT-scan and cerebrum MRI, electrophysiological study revealed myopathy. Because besides lordosis and limb-girdle gait the patient was ambulant the possibility of late-onset Pompe's disease was set and confirmed with evaluation of α-glucosidase activity and genetic analysis...
October 3, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963161/tuberculosis-of-the-spine-with-severe-angular-kyphosis-mean-34-year-post-operative-follow-up-shows-that-prevention-is-better-than-salvage
#11
Y W Wong, D Samartzis, K M C Cheung, K Luk
AIMS: To address the natural history of severe post-tuberculous (TB) kyphosis, with focus upon the long-term neurological outcome, occurrence of restrictive lung disease, and the effect on life expectancy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective clinical review of prospectively collected imaging data based at a single institute. A total of 24 patients of Southern Chinese origin who presented with spinal TB with a mean of 113° of kyphosis (65° to 159°) who fulfilled inclusion criteria were reviewed...
October 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960423/sample-preconcentration-from-dilute-solutions-on-micro-nanofluidic-platforms-a-review
#12
Lung-Ming Fu, Hui-Hsiung Hou, Ping-Hsien Chiu, Ruey-Jen Yang
Biochemical detection plays a critical role in many analytical fields. For example, blood samples include many proteins with relevance to disease diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring. Foods and beverages contain a large number of chemicals and compounds which must be quantified and characterized to ensure their compliance with safety standards. Detecting trace amounts of contaminants in ambient air or water samples is essential in monitoring the environment and protecting human health. Therefore, effective techniques for performing the rapid and reliable detection of targeted analytes are required...
September 28, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955993/lsd1-kdm1-isoform-lsd1-8a-contributes-to-neural-differentiation-in-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Takanobu Jotatsu, Shigehiro Yagishita, Ken Tajima, Fumiyuki Takahashi, Kaoru Mogushi, Moulid Hidayat, Aditya Wirawan, Ryo Ko, Ryota Kanemaru, Naoko Shimada, Keiko Mitani, Tsuyoshi Saito, Kazuya Takamochi, Kenji Suzuki, Shinji Kohsaka, Shinya Kojima, Hiroshi Mukae, Kazuhiro Yatera, Kazuhisa Takahashi
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is an aggressive neuroendocrine tumor characterized by rapid progression. The mechanisms that lead to a shift from initial therapeutic sensitivity to ultimate therapeutic resistance are poorly understood. Although the SCLC genomic landscape led to the discovery of promising agents targeting genetic alterations that were already under investigation, results have been disappointing. Achievements in targeted therapeutics have not been observed for over 30 years. Therefore, the underlying disease biology and novel targets urgently require a better understanding...
March 2017: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955342/mass-cytometry-identifies-distinct-lung-cd4-t-cell-patterns-in-l%C3%A3-fgren-s-syndrome-and-non-l%C3%A3-fgren-s-syndrome-sarcoidosis
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Ylva Kaiser, Tadepally Lakshmikanth, Yang Chen, Jaromir Mikes, Anders Eklund, Petter Brodin, Adnane Achour, Johan Grunewald
Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disorder of unknown etiology, characterized by accumulation of activated CD4(+) T cells in the lungs. Disease phenotypes Löfgren's syndrome (LS) and "non-LS" differ in terms of clinical manifestations, genetic background, HLA association, and prognosis, but the underlying inflammatory mechanisms largely remain unknown. Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid cells from four HLA-DRB1*03(+) LS and four HLA-DRB1*03(-) non-LS patients were analyzed by mass cytometry, using a panel of 33 unique markers...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947027/skeletal-dysplasia-respiratory-management-during-infancy
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REVIEW
Deepthi Alapati, Thomas H Shaffer
BACKGROUND: Skeletal dysplasia encompasses a variety of developmental disorders of the bone and cartilage that manifest as disproportionate shortening of limbs and trunk in the neonate. Many types of skeletal dysplasia are complicated by respiratory failure at or soon after birth and require intensive care and prolonged hospitalization. Respiratory complications in these infants are complex and are characterized by airway anomalies, restrictive lung disease due to a narrow and abnormally compliant chest wall, pulmonary hypoplasia, and central apnea...
October 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936698/recommendations-for-mechanical-ventilation-of-critically-ill-children-from-the-paediatric-mechanical-ventilation-consensus-conference-pemvecc
#16
Martin C J Kneyber, Daniele de Luca, Edoardo Calderini, Pierre-Henri Jarreau, Etienne Javouhey, Jesus Lopez-Herce, Jürg Hammer, Duncan Macrae, Dick G Markhorst, Alberto Medina, Marti Pons-Odena, Fabrizio Racca, Gerhard Wolf, Paolo Biban, Joe Brierley, Peter C Rimensberger
PURPOSE: Much of the common practice in paediatric mechanical ventilation is based on personal experiences and what paediatric critical care practitioners have adopted from adult and neonatal experience. This presents a barrier to planning and interpretation of clinical trials on the use of specific and targeted interventions. We aim to establish a European consensus guideline on mechanical ventilation of critically children. METHODS: The European Society for Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care initiated a consensus conference of international European experts in paediatric mechanical ventilation to provide recommendations using the Research and Development/University of California, Los Angeles, appropriateness method...
September 22, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934361/restriction-modification-mediated-barriers-to-exogenous-dna-uptake-and-incorporation-employed-by-prevotella-intermedia
#17
Christopher D Johnston, Chelsey A Skeete, Alexey Fomenkov, Richard J Roberts, Susan R Rittling
Prevotella intermedia, a major periodontal pathogen, is increasingly implicated in human respiratory tract and cystic fibrosis lung infections. Nevertheless, the specific mechanisms employed by this pathogen remain only partially characterized and poorly understood, largely due to its total lack of genetic accessibility. Here, using Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) genome and methylome sequencing, bisulfite sequencing, in addition to cloning and restriction analysis, we define the specific genetic barriers to exogenous DNA present in two of the most widespread laboratory strains, P...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933358/substrate-deprivation-therapy-to-reduce-glycosaminoglycan-synthesis-improves-aspects-of-neurological-and-skeletal-pathology-in-mps-i-mice
#18
Ainslie L K Derrick-Roberts, Matilda R Jackson, Carmen E Pyragius, Sharon Byers
Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) is the most common form of the MPS group of genetic diseases. MPS I results from a deficiency in the lysosomal enzyme α-l-iduronidase, leading to accumulation of undegraded heparan and dermatan sulphate glycosaminoglycan (GAG) chains in patient cells. MPS children suffer from multiple organ failure and die in their teens to early twenties. In particular, MPS I children also suffer from profound mental retardation and skeletal disease that restricts growth and movement. Neither brain nor skeletal disease is adequately treated by current therapy approaches...
February 23, 2017: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930491/fetal-and-infant-growth-patterns-and-risk-of-lower-lung-function-and-asthma-the-generation-r-study
#19
Herman T den Dekker, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Irwin K Reiss, Johan C de Jongste, Liesbeth Duijts
BACKGROUND: Children with lower birth weight are at increased risk of asthma symptoms. We examined associations of fetal and infant growth with childhood lung function and asthma. METHODS: This study was embedded in a population-based prospective cohort study among 5,635children. Growth was estimated by repeated ultrasounds in 2nd and 3th trimester, and measured at birth and at 3, 6 and 12 months. At age 10 years, spirometry was performed and asthma was assessed by parental questionnaire...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923146/cannon-ball-diagnosis-and-management-in-a-flight-attendant-candidate
#20
Meryem Zerrik, Houda Echchachoui, Zakaria Iloughmane, Choukri El'mhadi, Salaheddine Elkhader, Laila Benaissa, Mohamed Chemsi
BACKGROUND: ''Cannon ball'' opacities on chest X-rays are a common manifestation of hematogenous dissemination of a malignant tumor in the lungs. They indicate an advanced stage of disease with a very grim prognosis in terms of cure and survival. In aerospace medicine, this aspect means the patient is unfit for flight duties. Nonmetastatic etiologies of pulmonary nodules are rare. We report a case of cannon ball opacities discovered fortuitously during an admission visit. CASE REPORT: A 23-yr-old flight attendant candidate came to the Aeromedical Expertise Center of the Military Hospital in Rabat for medical evaluation...
October 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
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