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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096226/disseminated-adenovirus-infection-causing-severe-ards
#1
Steven J Campbell, Jessica A Kynyk, John A Davis
A previously healthy young man with a rare genetic condition presented with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to pneumonia with septic shock. He did not improve with conventional therapy for his known causal organism thus prompting further workup. He was found to be profoundly immunosuppressed raising our suspicion for atypical organisms. A bronchoalveolar lavage sample was positive via PCR for adenovirus which we suspect exacerbated a pre-existing bacterial pneumonia and led to a severe and non-responsive respiratory failure...
January 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094850/discriminating-solitary-cysts-from-soft-tissue-lesions-in-mammography-using-a-pretrained-deep-convolutional-neural-network
#2
Thijs Kooi, Bram van Ginneken, Nico Karssemeijer, Ard den Heeten
PURPOSE: It is estimated that 7% of women in the western world will develop palpable breast cysts in their lifetime. Even though cysts have been correlated with risk of developing breast cancer, many of them are benign and do not require follow-up. We develop a method to discriminate benign solitary cysts from malignant masses in digital mammography. We think a system like this can have merit in the clinic as a decision aid or complementary to specialised modalities. METHODS: We employ a deep Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to classify cyst and mass patches...
January 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094846/chronic-drug-induced-effects-on-contractile-motion-properties-and-cardiac-biomarkers-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
#3
Ivan Kopljar, An De Bondt, Petra Vinken, Ard Teisman, Bruce Damiano, Nick Goeminne, Ilse Van den Wyngaert, David J Gallacher, Hua Rong Lu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Risk assessment of chronic cardiac safety liabilities within the pharmaceutical industry is mostly performed during late stages of pre-clinical drug development using in vivo animal models. Here, we explored the potential of human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPS-CMs) to detect chronic cardiac risks such as drug-induced cardiomyocyte toxicity. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Video microscopy-based motion field imaging was applied to evaluate chronic effect (over 72 h) of cardiotoxic drugs on the contractile motion of hiPS-CMs...
January 17, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090296/endotoxin-and-mechanical-stress-induced-epigenetic-changes-in-the-regulation-of-the-nicotinamide-phosphoribosyltransferase-promoter
#4
Venkateswaran Ramamoorthi Elangovan, Sara M Camp, Gabriel T Kelly, Ankit A Desai, Djanybek Adyshev, Xiaoguang Sun, Stephen M Black, Ting Wang, Joe G N Garcia
Mechanical ventilation, a lifesaving intervention for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), also unfortunately contributes to excessive mechanical stress and impaired lung physiological and structural integrity. We have elsewhere established the pivotal role of increased nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) transcription and secretion as well as its direct binding to the toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in the progression of this devastating syndrome; however, regulation of this critical gene in ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) is not well characterized...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090246/bayesian-covariate-selection-in-mixed-effects-models-for-longitudinal-shape-analysis
#5
Prasanna Muralidharan, James Fishbaugh, Eun Young Kim, Hans J Johnson, Jane S Paulsen, Guido Gerig, P Thomas Fletcher
The goal of longitudinal shape analysis is to understand how anatomical shape changes over time, in response to biological processes, including growth, aging, or disease. In many imaging studies, it is also critical to understand how these shape changes are affected by other factors, such as sex, disease diagnosis, IQ, etc. Current approaches to longitudinal shape analysis have focused on modeling age-related shape changes, but have not included the ability to handle covariates. In this paper, we present a novel Bayesian mixed-effects shape model that incorporates simultaneous relationships between longitudinal shape data and multiple predictors or covariates to the model...
April 2016: Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: from Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076685/diffusion-of-evidence-based-intensive-care-unit-organizational-practices-a-state-wide-analysis
#6
Rachel Kohn, Vanessa Madden, Jeremy M Kahn, David A Asch, Amber E Barnato, Scott D Halpern, Meeta Prasad Kerlin
RATIONALE: Several intensive care unit (ICU) organizational practices have been associated with improved patient outcomes. However, the uptake of these evidence-based practices is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To assess diffusion of ICU organizational practices across the state of Pennsylvania. METHODS: We conducted two web-based, cross-sectional surveys of ICU organizational practices in Pennsylvania acute care hospitals, in 2005 (chief nursing officer respondents) and 2014 (ICU nurse manager respondents)...
January 11, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070694/early-evaluation-and-monitoring-of-critical-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-ards-using-specific-genetic-polymorphisms
#7
REVIEW
Florin G Horhat, Fuat Gundogdu, Laurentiu V David, Eugen S Boia, Laurentiu Pirtea, Razvan Horhat, Alexandru Cucui-Cozma, Ioana Ciuca, Mircea Diaconu, Razvan Nitu, Monica Licker, Delia I Horhat, Alexandru F Rogobete, Marius L Moise, Calin Tataru
A high percentage of critical patients are found to develop acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Several studies have reported high mortality rates in these cases which are most frequently associated with multiple organ dysfunctions syndrome. Lately, many efforts have been made to evaluate and monitor ARDS in critical patients. In this regard, the assessment of genetic polymorphisms responsible for developing ARDS present as a challenge and are considered future biomarkers. Early detection of the specific polymorphic gene responsible for ARDS in critically ill patients can prove to be a useful tool in the future, able to help decrease the mortality rates in these cases...
January 9, 2017: Biochemical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067677/the-microbiome-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients
#8
Yudong Yin, Peter Hountras, Richard G Wunderink
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Discovery of a normal lung microbiome requires reassessment of our concepts of HAP/VAP pathogenesis and has important implications for clinical diagnosis and management. RECENT FINDINGS: Changes in the microbiome of dental plaque are associated with increased risk of HAP/VAP. A transition to a lung microbiome enriched with gut flora is found in ARDS with an increased inflammatory response in patients with this change in microbial flora. A characteristic microbiome pattern of higher amounts of bacterial DNA, lower community diversity, and greater relative abundance of a single species characterize pneumonia and occasionally identify bacteria not found in culture...
January 6, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065731/mechanisms-that-determine-nanocarrier-targeting-to-healthy-versus-inflamed-lung-regions
#9
Jacob S Brenner, Kartik Bhamidipati, Patrick Glassman, N Ramakrishnan, Depeng Jiang, Andrew J Paris, Jacob W Myerson, Daniel C Pan, Vladimir V Shuvaev, Carlos Villa, Elizabeth D Hood, Raisa Kiseleva, Colin F Greineder, Ravi Radhakrishnan, Vladimir R Muzykantov
Inflamed organs display marked spatial heterogeneity of inflammation, with patches of inflamed tissue adjacent to healthy tissue. To investigate how nanocarriers (NCs) distribute between such patches, we created a mouse model that recapitulates the spatial heterogeneity of the inflammatory lung disease ARDS. NCs targeting the epitope PECAM strongly accumulated in the lungs, but were shunted away from inflamed lung regions due to hypoxic vasoconstriction (HVC). In contrast, ICAM-targeted NCs, which had lower whole-lung uptake than PECAM/NCs in inflamed lungs, displayed markedly higher NC levels in inflamed regions than PECAM/NCs, due to increased regional ICAM...
January 5, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062648/dual-chemistry-catalyzed-by-human-acireductone-dioxygenase
#10
Aditi R Deshpande, Thomas C Pochapsky, Gregory A Petsko, Dagmar Ringe
Acireductone dioxygenase (ARD) from the methionine salvage pathway of Klebsiella oxytoca is the only known naturally occurring metalloenzyme that catalyzes different reactions in vivo based solely on the identity of the divalent transition metal ion (Fe(2+) or Ni(2+)) bound in the active site. The iron-containing isozyme catalyzes the cleavage of substrate 1,2-dihydroxy-3-keto-5-(thiomethyl)pent-1-ene (acireductone) by O2 to formate and the ketoacid precursor of methionine, whereas the nickel-containing isozyme uses the same substrates to catalyze an off-pathway shunt to form methylthiopropionate, carbon monoxide and formate...
January 5, 2017: Protein Engineering, Design & Selection: PEDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062486/plasma-membrane-wounding-and-repair-in-pulmonary-diseases
#11
Xiaofei Cong, Rolf Dieter Hubmayr, Changgong Li, Xiaoli Zhao
Various pathophysiological conditions such as surfactant dysfunction, mechanical ventilation, inflammation, pathogen products, environmental exposures and gastric acid aspiration stress lung cells and the compromise of plasma membranes occur as a result. The mechanisms necessary for cells to repair plasma membrane defects have been extensively investigated in the last two decades, and some of these key repair mechanisms are also shown to occur following lung cell injury. As it was theorized that lung wounding and repair are involved in the pathogenesis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), in this review, we summarized the experimental evidence of lung cell injury in these two devastating syndromes, discuss relevant genetic, physical and biological injury mechanisms, as well as mechanisms utilized by lung cells for cell survival and membrane repair...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062482/dysregulated-nox4-ubiquitination-contributes-to-redox-imbalance-and-age-related-severity-of-acute-lung-injury
#12
Sunmi Palumbo, Yoon-Joo Shin, Kareem Ahmad, Ankit A Desai, Hector Quijada, Mohamed Mohamed, Adam Knox, Saad Sammani, Brett A Colson, Ting Wang, Joe G N Garcia, Louise Hecker
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a devastating critical illness disproportionately affecting the elderly population(higher incidence and mortality). The integrity of the lung endothelial cell (EC) monolayer is critical for preservation of lung function. However, mechanisms mediating EC barrier regulation in aging remain unclear. We assessed the severity of acute lung injury (ALI) in young (2 months) and aged (18 months) mice using a two-hit pre-clinical model. Compared to young cohorts, aged mice exhibited increased ALI severity, with greater vascular permeability characterized by elevated albumin influx, levels of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cells (neutrophils) and protein...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057160/-glabridin-reduces-lipopolysaccharide-induced-lung-injury-in-rats-by-inhibiting-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-extracellular-regulated-protein-kinases-signaling-pathway
#13
L P Zhang, J G Li
Objective: To investigate whether glabridin has a beneficial effect on lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in rats, and to explore the possible underlying mechanisms. Methods: Thirty-two Wistar rats were randomly assigned into control group, model group (LPS group), glabridin group (GLA group), and ulinastatin group (UTI group), with 8 rats in each group. ARDS rat model was reproduced by intraperitoneal injection of LPS (10 mg/kg). The rats in the control group received an equal volume of normal saline at the same times...
December 27, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056422/propofol-inhibits-lps-induced-apoptosis-in-lung-epithelial-cell-line-beas-2b
#14
Xiang Lv, Xuhui Zhou, Jia Yan, Jue Jiang, Hong Jiang
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) plays an important role in lung endothelial apoptosis which is crucial for lung fibrogenesis in ARDS progression. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) has been reported to be involved in LPS-induced lung epithelial cell apoptosis. Propofol is a commonly used intravenous anesthetic agent in clinic and it could attenuate LPS-induced epithelial cells oxidation and apoptosis. However, the mechanisms are still obscure. In this study, we examined whether and how propofol attenuates LPS-induced oxidation and apoptosis in BEAS-2B cells...
January 2, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054897/thrombosis-of-the-right-internal-jugular-vein-is-not-a-contraindication-to-ambulatory-veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-with-a-bicaval-dual-lumen-single-cannula-system
#15
Anthony Kronfli, Chetan Pasrija, Aakash Shah, Mehrdad Ghoreishi, Jose P Garcia, Si M Pham, Pablo G Sanchez, Zachary N Kon
BACKGROUND: Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) is an ever-emerging method of managing respiratory failure in patients who are refractory to conventional mechanical ventilatory support. An increasingly common method of cannulation involves placement of a bicaval dual-lumen, single cannula via the right internal jugular (IJ) vein. Thrombus in this vein has been considered a contraindication for cannula placement. CASE REPORT: A 45-year-old Hispanic male presented with bleomycin-induced respiratory failure resulting in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)...
14, 2016: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054136/-role-of-imaging-procedures-in-clarification-of-complications-of-pneumonia
#16
K Lampichler
CLINICAL ISSUE: Despite a considerable number of antimicrobial agents and interdisciplinary treatment options, lower respiratory tract infections are still associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Infections of the respiratory tract can lead to severe complications, such as empyema, lung abscesses and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Besides intrapulmonary complications pneumonia can also impair other organs due to a systemic inflammatory response. Underlying cardiovascular diseases, such as chronic heart failure, arteriosclerosis and dysrhythmia can either deteriorate due to infections or be newly manifested as a result of pneumonia...
January 4, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053267/assessment-of-resuscitation-as-measured-by-markers-of-metabolic-acidosis-and-features-of-injury
#17
D S Weinberg, A S Narayanan, T A Moore, H A Vallier
AIMS: The best time for definitive orthopaedic care is often unclear in patients with multiple injuries. The objective of this study was make a prospective assessment of the safety of our early appropriate care (EAC) strategy and to evaluate the potential benefit of additional laboratory data to determine readiness for surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cohort of 335 patients with fractures of the pelvis, acetabulum, femur, or spine were included. Patients underwent definitive fixation within 36 hours if one of the following three parameters were met: lactate < 4...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051154/therapeutic-effects-of-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-acute-lung-injury-mice
#18
Hua Zhu, Yi Xiong, Yunqiu Xia, Rong Zhang, Daiyin Tian, Ting Wang, Jihong Dai, Lijia Wang, Hongbing Yao, Hong Jiang, Ke Yang, Enmei Liu, Yujun Shi, Zhou Fu, Li Gao, Lin Zou
The incidence and mortality of acute lung injury (ALI)/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are still very high, but stem cells show some promise for its treatment. Here we found that intratracheal administration of human umbilical cord-mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs) significantly improved survival and attenuated the lung inflammation in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced ALI mice. We also used the proteins-chip and bioinformatics to analyze interactions between UC-MSCs treatment and immune-response alternations of ALI mice...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046003/cxcl10-ip-10-neutralization-can-ameliorate-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-rats
#19
Shan Lang, Libing Li, Xuning Wang, Junping Sun, Xinying Xue, Yongjiu Xiao, Mingyue Zhang, Ting Ao, Jianxin Wang
The role of C-X-C motif chemokine 10 (CXCL10), a pro-inflammatory factor, in the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) remains unclear. In this study, we explored the role of CXCL10 and the effect of CXCL10 neutralization in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced ARDS in rats. The expression of CXCL10 and its receptor chemokine receptor 3(CXCR3) increased after LPS induction. Moreover, neutralization of CXCL10 ameliorated the severity of ARDS by reducing pulmonary edema, inhibiting the release of inflammatory mediators (IFN-γ, IL-6 and ICAM-1) and limiting inflammatory cells (neutrophils, macrophages, CD8+ T cells) influx into the lung, with a reduction in CXCR3 expression in neutrophils and macrophages...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043872/extensively-hydrolysed-casein-formula-containing-l-rhamnosus-gg-reduces-the-occurrence-of-other-allergic-manifestations-in-children-with-cow-s-milk-allergy-3-year-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Roberto Berni Canani, Margherita Di Costanzo, Giorgio Bedogni, Antonio Amoroso, Linda Cosenza, Carmen Di Scala, Viviana Granata, Rita Nocerino
BACKGROUND: Children with cow's milk allergy (CMA) have an increased risk of developing other allergic manifestations (AMs). OBJECTIVE: We performed a parallel-arm randomized controlled trial (RCT) to test whether the administration of an extensively hydrolysed casein formula (EHCF) containing the probiotic L. rhamnosus GG (LGG) can reduce the occurrence of other AMs in CMA children. METHODS: Children with IgE-mediated CMA were randomly allocated to EHCF or EHCF+LGG groups and followed for 36 months...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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