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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779813/negative-role-of-malnutrition-in-cell-mediated-immune-response-pneumocystis-jirovecii-pneumonia-pcp-in-a-severely-malnourished-hiv-negative-patient-with-anorexia-nervosa
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Mouna Hanachi, Vanessa Bohem, Pauline Bemer, Nadja Kayser, Pierre de Truchis, Jean-Claude Melchior
It is generally acknowledged that malnutrition is a propensity factor for secondary infections in different clinical situations (malnutrition-associated infections in hospitalized patients and malnourished children in developing countries). However, it is not clear how malnutrition might facilitate the development of opportunistic infections in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-negative patients without a definite etiology (disease or treatment) of impaired cell-mediated immune response. We report here on a case of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in an HIV-negative patient suffering from anorexia nervosa with extreme malnutrition, which had a favorable outcome despite the severity of her respiratory failure...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779594/disorders-of-the-diaphragm
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REVIEW
F Dennis McCool, Kamran Manzoor, Taro Minami
Pathologic processes that involve the central nervous system, phrenic nerve, neuromuscular junction, and skeletal muscle can impair diaphragm function. When these processes are of sufficient severity to cause diaphragm dysfunction, respiratory failure may be a consequence. This article reviews basic diaphragm anatomy and physiology and then discusses diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to disorders that result in unilateral or bilateral diaphragm dysfunction. This discussion provides a context in which disorders of the diaphragm and their implications on respiratory function can be better appreciated...
June 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779592/pulmonary-function-testing-in-neuromuscular-and-chest-wall-disorders
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REVIEW
Eric J Gartman
Neuromuscular and chest wall disorders frequently compromise pulmonary function, and thorough respiratory evaluation often can assist in diagnosis, risk assessment, and prognosis. Because many of these disorders can be progressive, serial assessments are necessary to best define a trajectory of impairment (or improvement with therapy). This article covers the major respiratory testing modalities available in the evaluation of these patients, emphasizing both the benefits and shortcomings of each approach. Most parameters are available in a standard pulmonary laboratory (flows, volumes, static pressures), although referral to a specialized center may be necessary to conclusively evaluate a given patient...
June 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778974/metabolic-plasticity-during-transition-to-na%C3%A3-ve-like-pluripotency-in-canine-embryo-derived-stem-cells
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I C Tobias, R R Isaac, J G Dierolf, R Khazaee, R C Cumming, D H Betts
Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) have been described in naïve or primed pluripotent states. Domestic dogs are useful translational models in regenerative medicine, but their embryonic stem cells (cESCs) remain narrowly investigated. Primed-like cESCs expanded in the presence of leukemia inhibitory factor and fibroblast growth factor 2 (LIF-FGF2) acquire features of naïve pluripotency when exposed to chemical inhibitors and LIF (2iL). However, proliferation of cESCs is influenced by the pluripotent state and is comparatively slower than human or mouse PSCs...
May 16, 2018: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778185/serine-105-and-120-are-important-phosphorylation-sites-for-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-n-protein-function
#5
Yao Chen, Xiulin Xing, Qi Li, Songlin Feng, Xiaoliang Han, Shuyi He, Guihong Zhang
The nucleocapsid (N) protein is the most abundant protein of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV). It has been shown to be multiphosphorylated. However, the phosphorylation sites are still unknown. In this study, we used liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) to analyze the phosphorylation sites of N protein expressed in Sf9 cells. The results showed that N protein contains two phosphorylation sites. Since N protein can regulate IL-10, which may facilitate PRRSV replication, we constructed four plasmids (pCA-XH-GD, pCA-A105, pCA-A120 and pCA-A105-120) and transfected them into Pig alveolar macrophages (PAMs,3D4/2)...
June 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777867/antibiotic-exposure-prior-to-respiratory-viral-infection-is-associated-with-progression-to-lower-respiratory-tract-disease-in-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-recipients
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Chikara Ogimi, Elizabeth M Krantz, Jonathan L Golob, Alpana Waghmare, Catherine Liu, Wendy M Leisenring, Christopher R Woodard, Sara Marquis, Jane M Kuypers, Keith R Jerome, Steven A Pergam, David N Fredricks, Mohamed L Sorror, Janet A Englund, Michael Boeckh
INTRODUCTION: Recent publications note an association between antibiotic exposure and respiratory viral infections (RVIs). Antibiotics affect microbiota and impair immune response against RVIs in mice, and low microbiome diversity is associated with pulmonary complications including viral lower respiratory tract disease (LRTD) in hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) recipients. In this study, we examined whether antibiotic exposure was associated with increased risk of disease progression in RVIs post-transplantation...
May 16, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773292/health-related-quality-of-life-measurement-in-patients-with-chronic-respiratory-failure
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REVIEW
Toru Oga, Wolfram Windisch, Tomohiro Handa, Toyohiro Hirai, Kazuo Chin
The improvement of health-related quality of life (HRQL) is an important goal in managing patients with chronic respiratory failure (CRF) receiving long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) and/or domiciliary noninvasive ventilation (NIV). Two condition-specific HRQL questionnaires have been developed to specifically assess these patients: the Maugeri Respiratory Failure Questionnaire (MRF) and the Severe Respiratory Insufficiency Questionnaire (SRI). The MRF is more advantageous in its ease of completion; conversely, the SRI measures diversified health impairments more multi-dimensionally and discriminatively with greater balance, especially in patients receiving NIV...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773210/cognitive-and-behavioral-effects-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-in-children-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Thiago da Silva Gusmão Cardoso, Sabine Pompéia, Mônica Carolina Miranda
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) is a common respiratory sleep disorder in children that is believed to adversely affect both quality of life and cognition. The purpose of the present systematic review was to obtain evidence of the impact of OSA on children's cognitive/behavioral abilities from primary studies published in MEDLINE/PubMed, LILACS, SciELO, ISI Web of Science, and PsycINFO databases from 2002 to 2016. Of the 649 articles found, only 34 met the eligibility criteria: studies that evaluated cognition, behavior, and/or academic achievement of children meeting clinical criteria for OSA to compare their data to those of healthy controls or normative data, provided that the samples did not present conditions that might affect cognition/behavior irrespective of OSA...
June 2018: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772707/pimt-ncoa6ip-deletion-in-the-mouse-heart-causes-delayed-cardiomyopathy-attributable-to-perturbation-in-energy-metabolism
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Yuzhi Jia, Ning Liu, Navin Viswakarma, Ruya Sun, Mathew J Schipma, Meng Shang, Edward B Thorp, Yashpal S Kanwar, Bayar Thimmapaya, Janardan K Reddy
PIMT/NCOA6IP, a transcriptional coactivator PRIP/NCOA6 binding protein, enhances nuclear receptor transcriptional activity. Germline disruption of PIMT results in early embryonic lethality due to impairment of development around blastocyst and uterine implantation stages. We now generated mice with Cre-mediated cardiac-specific deletion of PIMT (csPIMT-/- ) in adult mice. These mice manifest enlargement of heart, with nearly 100% mortality by 7.5 months of age due to dilated cardiomyopathy. Significant reductions in the expression of genes (i) pertaining to mitochondrial respiratory chain complexes I to IV; (ii) calcium cycling cardiac muscle contraction ( Atp2a1 , Atp2a2 , Ryr2 ); and (iii) nuclear receptor PPAR- regulated genes involved in glucose and fatty acid energy metabolism were found in csPIMT-/- mouse heart...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771711/respiratory-muscle-effort-during-expiration-in-successful-and-failed-weaning-from-mechanical-ventilation
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Jonne Doorduin, Lisanne H Roesthuis, Diana Jansen, Johannes G van der Hoeven, Hieronymus W H van Hees, Leo M A Heunks
BACKGROUND: Respiratory muscle weakness in critically ill patients is associated with difficulty in weaning from mechanical ventilation. Previous studies have mainly focused on inspiratory muscle activity during weaning; expiratory muscle activity is less well understood. The current study describes expiratory muscle activity during weaning, including tonic diaphragm activity. The authors hypothesized that expiratory muscle effort is greater in patients who fail to wean compared to those who wean successfully...
May 16, 2018: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770119/core-clinical-phenotypes-in-myotonic-dystrophies
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REVIEW
Stephan Wenninger, Federica Montagnese, Benedikt Schoser
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) and type 2 (DM2) represent the most frequent multisystemic muscular dystrophies in adulthood. They are progressive, autosomal dominant diseases caused by an abnormal expansion of an unstable nucleotide repeat located in the non-coding region of their respective genes DMPK for DM1 and CNBP in DM2. Clinically, these multisystemic disorders are characterized by a high variability of muscular and extramuscular symptoms, often causing a delay in diagnosis. For both subtypes, many symptoms overlap, but some differences allow their clinical distinction...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767723/isca1-mutation-in-a-patient-with-infantile-onset-leukodystrophy-causes-defects-in-mitochondrial-4fe-4s-proteins
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Alessandra Torraco, Oliver Stehling, Claudia Stümpfig, Ralf Rösser, Domenico De Rasmo, Giuseppe Fiermonte, Daniela Verrigni, Teresa Rizza, Angelo Vozza, Michela Di Nottia, Daria Diodato, Diego Martinelli, Fiorella Piemonte, Carlo Dionisi-Vici, Enrico Bertini, Roland Lill, Rosalba Carrozzo
Multiple Mitochondrial Dysfunction Syndromes (MMDS) comprise a group of severe autosomal recessive diseases characterized by impaired respiration and lipoic acid metabolism, resulting in infantile-onset mitochondrial encephalopathy, non-ketotic hyperglycinemia, myopathy, lactic acidosis and early death. Four different MMDS have been analyzed in detail according to the genes involved in the disease, MMDS1 (NFU1), MMDS2 (BOLA3), MMDS3 (IBA57), and MMDS4 (ISCA2). MMDS5 has recently been described in a clinical case report of patients carrying a mutation in ISCA1, but with no further functional analysis...
May 14, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766672/ribcage-deformity-and-the-altered-breathing-pattern-in-children-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta
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Antonella LoMauro, Paolo Fraschini, Simona Pochintesta, Marianna Romei, Maria G D'Angelo, Andrea Aliverti
AIM: Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disease characterized by bones fragility and progressive deformity. Life expectancy is reduced in the non-lethal most severe type III form before the age of 10 years. The main cause of death in OI is respiratory insufficiency resulting from impaired thoracic function worsened by ribcage deformity and scoliosis. METHODS: We used opto-electronic plethysmography to study chest geometry, the ventilatory, and the thoraco-abdominal pattern at rest in supine position in children younger than 10 years...
May 15, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765184/the-effect-of-respiratory-exercise-on-trunk-control-pulmonary-function-and-trunk-muscle-activity-in-chronic-stroke-patients
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Dong-Kyu Lee, Se-Hun Kim
[Purpose] This study aims to identify the effect of respiratory exercise on trunk control, pulmonary function, and trunk muscle activity in chronic stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] The study included 24 chronic stroke patients who were randomly assigned, 12 each, to the experimental and control groups, and received neurodevelopmental treatment. Moreover, the experimental group underwent respiratory exercise. In each patient, the trunk control was measured using the Trunk Impairment Scale (TIS); muscle activity of the trunk, through the surface electromyogram; and pulmonary function, using the pneumatometer...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765100/non-thermal-plasma-treatment-improves-chicken-sperm-motility-via-the-regulation-of-demethylation-levels
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Jiao Jiao Zhang, Huynh Luong Do, Nisansala Chandimali, Sang Baek Lee, Young Sun Mok, Nameun Kim, Seong Bong Kim, Taeho Kwon, Dong Kee Jeong
The quality of avian semen is an important economic trait in poultry production. The present study examines the in vitro effects of non-thermal dielectric barrier discharge plasma on chicken sperm to determine the plasma conditions that can produce the optimum sperm quality. Exposure to 11.7 kV of plasma for 20 s is found to produce maximum sperm motility by controlling the homeostasis of reactive oxygen species and boosting the release of adenosine triphosphate and respiratory enzyme activity in the mitochondria...
May 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763467/natural-disease-history-of-the-dy2j-mouse-model-of-laminin-%C3%AE-2-merosin-deficient-congenital-muscular-dystrophy
#16
S Pasteuning-Vuhman, K Putker, C L Tanganyika-de Winter, J W Boertje-van der Meulen, L van Vliet, M Overzier, J J Plomp, A Aartsma-Rus, M van Putten
Merosin deficient congenital muscular dystrophy 1A (MDC1A) is a very rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the LAMA2 gene leading to severe and progressive muscle weakness and atrophy. Although over 350 causative mutations have been identified for MDC1A, no treatment is yet available. There are many therapeutic approaches in development, but the lack of natural history data of the mouse model and standardized outcome measures makes it difficult to transit these pre-clinical findings to clinical trials...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760552/patients-receiving-chiropractic-care-in-a-neurorehabilitation-hospital-a-descriptive-study
#17
Robert D Vining, Stacie A Salsbury, W Carl Cooley, Donna Gosselin, Lance Corber, Christine M Goertz
Objectives: Individuals rehabilitating from complex neurological injury require a multidisciplinary approach, which typically does not include chiropractic care. This study describes inpatients receiving multidisciplinary rehabilitation including chiropractic care for brain injury, spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, and other complex neurological conditions. Design: Chiropractic services were integrated into Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital (CMSH) through this project...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755754/-chlamydia-pneumoniae-induced-tumour-necrosis-factor-alpha-responses-are-lower-in-children-with-asthma-compared-with-non-asthma
#18
Tamar Anne Smith-Norowitz, Kobkul Chotikanatis, Diana Weaver, Jared Ditkowsky, Yitzchok Meir Norowitz, Margaret R Hammerschlag, Rauno Joks, Stephan Kohlhoff
Introduction: Chlamydia pneumoniae respiratory tract infection has been implicated in the pathogenesis of reactive airway disease and asthma. Innate cytokine responses that are protective of infection with intracellular pathogens may be impaired in patients with asthma. Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) is a cytokine related to functions of monocytes and may inhibit C. pneumoniae infection. We investigated TNF-α responses in C. pneumoniae -infected peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in patients with asthma and non-asthma, and whether ciprofloxacin, azithromycin or doxycycline affects TNF-α responses...
2018: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754320/pathophysiology-and-genetics-of-bronchiectasis-unrelated-to-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Aleksandra Nikolic
Bronchiectasis is characterized by deregulated inflammatory response and recurrent bacterial infection resulting in progressive lung damage and an irreversible dilatation of bronchi and bronchioles. Generally accepted model of the development of bronchiectasis is the "vicious cycle hypothesis" that proposes compromising of the mucociliary clearance by an initial event, which leads to the infection of the respiratory tract followed by further impairment of mucociliary function, bacterial proliferation, and more inflammation...
May 12, 2018: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751756/prevalence-of-asthma-among-the-adult-general-population-of-five-middle-eastern-countries-results-of-the-snapshot-program
#20
Hesham Tarraf, Omur Aydin, Dilsad Mungan, Mohammad Albader, Bassam Mahboub, Adam Doble, Aaicha Lahlou, Luqman Tariq, Fayaz Aziz, Abdelkader El Hasnaoui
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a common chronic respiratory disease leading to morbidity, mortality and impaired quality of life worldwide. Information on asthma prevalence in the Middle East is fragmented and relatively out-dated. The SNAPSHOT program was conducted to obtain updated information. METHODS: SNAPSHOT is a cross-sectional epidemiological program carried out in five Middle Eastern countries (Egypt, Turkey, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, the latter three grouped into a Gulf cluster) to collect data on asthma, allergic rhinitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia and bipolar disorder...
May 11, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
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