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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918442/the-role-of-periostin-in-lung-fibrosis-and-airway-remodeling
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REVIEW
David N O'Dwyer, Bethany B Moore
Periostin is a protein that plays a key role in development and repair within the biological matrix of the lung. As a matricellular protein that does not contribute to extracellular matrix structure, periostin interacts with other extracellular matrix proteins to regulate the composition of the matrix in the lung and other organs. In this review, we discuss the studies exploring the role of periostin to date in chronic respiratory diseases, namely asthma and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Asthma is a major health problem globally affecting millions of people worldwide with significant associated morbidity and mortality...
September 16, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918422/the-modern-art-of-reading-computed-tomography-images-of-the-lungs-quantitative-ct
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Felix J F Herth, Miranda Kirby, Jered Sieren, Jonas Herth, Joshua Schirm, Susan Wood, Maren Schuhmann
Lung diseases are increasing in prevalence and overall burden worldwide. To stem the tide, more and more national and international guidelines are recommending the use of various diagnostic algorithms that are disease specific. There is growing consensus among the respiratory community that although patient histories and lung function testing are the minimum required for clinical examinations, these tests alone are not sufficient for disease characterization. Therefore, the use of computed tomography (CT) imaging is increasing used in clinical decision making for lung diseases...
September 16, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917529/bronchoprotective-effect-of-deep-inspirations-in-cough-variant-asthma-a-distinguishing-feature-in-the-spectrum-of-airway-disease
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Nastasia Wasilewski, Thomas Fisher, Scott E Turcotte, John T Fisher, M Diane Lougheed
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of deep inspirations (DIs) on airway behaviour in individuals with classic asthma (CA), cough variant asthma (CVA), and methacholine (MCh)-induced cough but normal airway sensitivity (COUGH) during bronchoprovocation. METHODS: Twenty-five adults (18 female; 44.8±12.3years (Mean±SD); n=9 CA, n=9 CVA, and n=7 COUGH) completed two single-dose MCh challenges, with and without DIs. Bronchoprotection was assessed by comparing changes in bronchoconstriction (FEV1, FVC, FEV1/FVC, FEF50, FEF25-75), gas trapping (RV, RV/TLC) and impulse oscillometry (IOS) measurements...
September 13, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916704/delayed-neutrophil-apoptosis-enhances-net-formation-in-cystic-fibrosis
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Robert D Gray, Gareth Hardisty, Kate H Regan, Maeve Smith, Calum T Robb, Rodger Duffin, Annie Mackellar, Jennifer M Felton, Lily Paemka, Brian N McCullagh, Christopher D Lucas, David A Dorward, Edward F McKone, Gordon Cooke, Seamas C Donnelly, Pradeep K Singh, David A Stoltz, Christopher Haslett, Paul B McCray, Moira K B Whyte, Adriano G Rossi, Donald J Davidson
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease is defined by large numbers of neutrophils and associated damaging products in the airway. Delayed neutrophil apoptosis is described in CF although it is unclear whether this is a primary neutrophil defect or a response to chronic inflammation. Increased levels of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) have been measured in CF and we aimed to investigate the causal relationship between these phenomena and their potential to serve as a driver of inflammation...
September 15, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916396/ultrafine-particle-transport-and-deposition-in-a-large-scale-17-generation-lung-model
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Mohammad S Islam, Suvash C Saha, Emilie Sauret, Tevfik Gemci, Ian A Yang, Y T Gu
To understand how to assess optimally the risks of inhaled particles on respiratory health, it is necessary to comprehend the uptake of ultrafine particulate matter by inhalation during the complex transport process through a non-dichotomously bifurcating network of conduit airways. It is evident that the highly toxic ultrafine particles damage the respiratory epithelium in the terminal bronchioles. The wide range of in silico available and the limited realistic model for the extrathoracic region of the lung have improved understanding of the ultrafine particle transport and deposition (TD) in the upper airways...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916122/myasthenia-gravis-and-crisis-evaluation-and-management-in-the-emergency-department
#6
Jamie Roper, M Emily Fleming, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an uncommon autoimmune disorder affecting the neuromuscular junction and manifesting as muscle weakness. A multitude of stressors can exacerbate MG. When symptoms are exacerbated, muscle weakness can be severe enough to result in respiratory failure, a condition known as myasthenic crisis (MC). OBJECTIVE: This review discusses risk factors, diagnosis, management, and iatrogenic avoidance of MC. DISCUSSION: MC can affect any age, ethnicity, or sex and can be precipitated with any stressor, infection being the most common...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915942/development-of-a-validated-lc-ms-ms-method-for-the-quantification-of-19-endogenous-asthma-copd-potential-urinary-biomarkers
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Mona M Khamis, Darryl J Adamko, Anas El-Aneed
Obstructive airways inflammatory diseases sometimes show overlapping symptoms that hinder their early and correct diagnosis. Current clinical tests are tedious and are of inadequate specificity in special population such as the elderly and children. Therefore, we are developing tandem mass spectrometric (MS/MS) methods for targeted analysis of urine biomarkers. Recently, proton-nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H-NMR) analysis proposed 50 urinary metabolites as potential diagnostic biomarkers among asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients...
October 9, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915526/-exit-a-possible-intervention-for-new-and-earlyborn-babies-with-severe-hydrops-fetalis-and-hydrothoraces-on-both-sides
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Sandra Koch, Jochen Essers, Ortraud Beringer, Frank Reister, Helmut Hummler, Anja Moewes
The EXIT (ex utero intrapartum treatment) procedure is an established method of respiratory protection, originally used in the delivery of fetuses with congenital obstructive airway diseases (tumors in the throat area, hygromas, so-called congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS)). Meanwhile, the procedure is also carried out in large perinatal centers for pronounced diaphragmatic hernia or other special indications (EXIT to ECMO, congenital lung airway malformations (CCAM), pulmonary atresia). We present our experience with adapted EXIT procedures in 5 preterm infants with secondary generalized hydrops fetalis and pronounced bilateral hydrothoraces...
September 15, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915367/breathlessness-and-the-body-neuroimaging-clues-for-the-inferential-leap
#9
Olivia K Faull, Anja Hayen, Kyle T S Pattinson
Breathlessness debilitates millions of people with chronic illness. Mismatch between breathlessness severity and objective disease markers is common and poorly understood. Traditionally, sensory perception was conceptualised as a stimulus-response relationship, although this cannot explain how conditioned symptoms may occur in the absence of physiological signals from the lungs or airways. A Bayesian model is now proposed, in which the brain generates sensations based on expectations learnt from past experiences (priors), which are then checked against incoming afferent signals...
August 9, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913987/clinical-characteristics-of-exacerbation-prone-adult-asthmatics-identified-by-cluster-analysis
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Mi Ae Kim, Seung Woo Shin, Jong Sook Park, Soo Taek Uh, Hun Soo Chang, Da Jeong Bae, You Sook Cho, Hae Sim Park, Ho Joo Yoon, Byoung Whui Choi, Yong Hoon Kim, Choon Sik Park
PURPOSE: Asthma is a heterogeneous disease characterized by various types of airway inflammation and obstruction. Therefore, it is classified into several subphenotypes, such as early-onset atopic, obese non-eosinophilic, benign, and eosinophilic asthma, using cluster analysis. A number of asthmatics frequently experience exacerbation over a long-term follow-up period, but the exacerbation-prone subphenotype has rarely been evaluated by cluster analysis. This prompted us to identify clusters reflecting asthma exacerbation...
November 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913912/streptococcus-pneumoniae-colonization-of-the-nasopharynx-is-associated-with-increased-severity-during-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-in-young-children
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Jaelle C Brealey, Keith J Chappell, Sally Galbraith, Emmanuelle Fantino, Jane Gaydon, Sarah Tozer, Paul R Young, Patrick G Holt, Peter D Sly
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most significant cause of acute respiratory infection (ARI) in early life. RSV and other respiratory viruses are known to stimulate substantial outgrowth of potentially pathogenic bacteria in the upper airways of young children. However, the clinical significance of interactions between viruses and bacteria is currently unclear. The present study aimed to clarify the effect of viral and bacterial co-detections on disease severity during paediatric ARI...
September 15, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913336/anti-interleukin-5-il-5-and-il-5ra-biological-drugs-efficacy-safety-and-future-perspectives-in-severe-eosinophilic-asthma
#12
REVIEW
Diego Bagnasco, Matteo Ferrando, Gilda Varricchi, Francesca Puggioni, Giovanni Passalacqua, Giorgio Walter Canonica
The definition of asthma has changed considerably in recent years, to the extent that asthma is no longer considered a single disease but a heterogeneous disorder that includes several phenotypes and, possibly, endotypes. A more detailed analysis of the immunological mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of asthma shows interleukin 5 (IL-5) to be a crucial cytokine in several asthma phenotypes. In fact, IL-5 exerts selective action on eosinophils, which, in turn, sustain airway inflammation and worsen asthma symptoms and control...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912783/sex-differences-in-asthma-a-key-role-of-androgen-signaling-in-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells
#13
REVIEW
Sophie Laffont, Eve Blanquart, Jean-Charles Guéry
Infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, and also allergy differentially affect women and men. In general, women develop strongest immune responses and thus the proportion of infected individuals and the severity of many viral, bacterial, or parasitic infections are increased in men. However, heightened immunity in women makes them more susceptible than men to autoimmunity and allergy. While sex differences in immunity are well documented, little is known about the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying these immunological differences, particularly in allergic asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912020/intestinal-dysbiosis-featuring-abundance-of-ruminococcus-gnavus-associates-with-allergic-diseases-in-infants
#14
Huey-Huey Chua, Hung-Chieh Chou, Ya-Ling Tung, Bor-Luen Chiang, Chien-Chia Liao, Hong-Hsing Liu, Yen-Hsuan Ni
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Dysbiosis of the intestinal microbiota has been associated with development of allergies in infants. However, it is not clear what microbes might contribute to this process. We investigated what microbe(s) might be involved in analyses of infant twins and mice. METHODS: We studied fecal specimens prospectively in a twin cohort (n=30) and age-matched singletons (n=14) born at National Taiwan University Children's Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, from April 2011 to March 2013...
September 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911970/mesenchymal-stem-cells-alleviate-oxidative-stress-induced-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-the-airways
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Xiang Li, Charalambos Michaeloudes, Yuelin Zhang, Coen H Wiegman, Ian M Adcock, Qizhou Lian, Judith C W Mak, Pankaj K Bhavsar, Kian Fan Chung
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress-induced mitochondrial dysfunction may contribute to inflammation and remodeling in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) protect against lung damage in animal models of COPD. It is unknown whether these effects occur through attenuating mitochondrial dysfunction in airway cells. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of induced-pluripotent stem cell-derived MSCs (iPSC-MSCs) on oxidative stress-induce mitochondrial dysfunction in human airway smooth muscle cells (ASMCs) in vitro and in mouse lungs in vivo...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911920/after-asthma-redefining-airways-diseases
#16
REVIEW
Ian D Pavord, Richard Beasley, Alvar Agusti, Gary P Anderson, Elisabeth Bel, Guy Brusselle, Paul Cullinan, Adnan Custovic, Francine M Ducharme, John V Fahy, Urs Frey, Peter Gibson, Liam G Heaney, Patrick G Holt, Marc Humbert, Clare M Lloyd, Guy Marks, Fernando D Martinez, Peter D Sly, Erika von Mutius, Sally Wenzel, Heather J Zar, Andy Bush
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 11, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911917/after-asthma-airways-diseases-need-a-new-name-and-a-revolution
#17
Sabine Kleinert, Richard Horton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 11, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910916/-primary-tracheal-malignant-glomus-tumor-with-lung-metastasis-diagnosed-by-pathological-analysis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
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/28910906/-noninvasive-ventilation-in-neuromuscular-diseases-respiratory-support-and-airway-management
#19
L P Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906592/influence-of-bronchial-diameter-change-on-the-airflow-dynamics-based-on-a-pressure-controlled-ventilation-system
#20
Shuai Ren, Maolin Cai, Yan Shi, Weiqing Xu, Xiaohua Douglas Zhang
Bronchial diameter is a key parameter that affects the respiratory treatment of mechanically ventilated patients. In this paper, to reveal the influence of bronchial diameter on the airflow dynamics of pressure-controlled mechanically ventilated patients, a new respiratory system model is presented which combines multi-generation airways with lungs. Furthermore, experiments and simulation studies to verify the model are performed. Finally, through the simulation study, it can be determined that in airway generations 2 to 7, when the diameter is reduced to half of the original value, the maximum air pressure (maximum air pressure in lungs) decreases by nearly 16%, the maximum flow decreases by nearly 30%, and the total airway pressure loss (sum of each generation pressure drop) is more than 5 times the original value...
September 14, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
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