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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523136/phenotypic-presentation-of-chronic-cough-in-children
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EDITORIAL
Ahmad Kantar
Chronic cough in children is increasingly defined as a cough that lasts more than four weeks. It is recognized as a different entity than cough in adults. As a result, the diagnostic approach and management of chronic cough in children are no longer extrapolated from adult guidelines. These differences are attributed to the various characteristics of the respiratory tract, immunological system and nervous system in children. Specific paediatric guidelines and algorithms for chronic cough are now widely applied...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513418/flagellar-expression-in-clinical-isolates-of-non-typeable-haemophilus-influenzae
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Alejandro Carabarin-Lima, Patricia Lozano-Zarain, Miguel Castañeda-Lucio, Claudia Fabiola Martínez de la Peña, Julieta Martinez-Garcia, Norarizbeth Lara Flores, Elías Campos de la Cruz, Sirenia González-Posos, Rosa Del Carmen Rocha-Gracia
PURPOSE: Haemophilus influenzae is a commensal organism found in the upper respiratory tract of humans. When H. influenzae becomes a pathogen, these bacteria can move out of their commensal niche and cause multiple respiratory tract diseases such as otitis media, sinusitis, conjunctivitis and bronchitis in children, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults. However, H. influenzae is currently considered a non-flagellate bacterium. METHODOLOGY AND RESULTS: In this study, 90 clinical isolates of H...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507288/identifying-individuals-with-physician-diagnosed-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-primary-care-electronic-medical-records-a-retrospective-chart-abstraction-study
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Theresa M Lee, Karen Tu, Laura L Wing, Andrea S Gershon
Little is known about using electronic medical records to identify patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to improve quality of care. Our objective was to develop electronic medical record algorithms that can accurately identify patients with obstructive pulmonary disease. A retrospective chart abstraction study was conducted on data from the Electronic Medical Record Administrative data Linked Database (EMRALD(®)) housed at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Abstracted charts provided the reference standard based on available physician-diagnoses, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-specific medications, smoking history and pulmonary function testing...
May 15, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495687/phenotypes-of-copd-patients-with-a-smoking-history-in-central-and-eastern-europe-the-pope-study
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Vladimir Koblizek, Branislava Milenkovic, Adam Barczyk, Ruzena Tkacova, Attila Somfay, Kirill Zykov, Neven Tudoric, Kosta Kostov, Zuzana Zbozinkova, Jan Svancara, Jurij Sorli, Alvils Krams, Marc Miravitlles, Arschang Valipour
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) represents a major health problem in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries; however, there are no data regarding clinical phenotypes of these patients in this region.Participation in the Phenotypes of COPD in Central and Eastern Europe (POPE) study was offered to stable patients with COPD in a real-life setting. The primary aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of phenotypes according to predefined criteria. Secondary aims included analysis of differences in symptom load, comorbidities and pharmacological treatment...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494660/young-people-s-changing-demands-for-emergency-services
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Christian Duffin
A ten-year study has highlighted some eye-opening statistics concerning children and emergency care: significantly more children are now being admitted for jaundice, acute bronchitis, acute and chronic tonsillitis, and viral infections.
May 12, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457418/histopathological-findings-associated-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-and-aspiration-after-lung-transplantation-initial-brazilian-single-center-experience
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R M Carraro, E C T Nascimento, S Szachnowicz, P C L B Camargo, S V Campos, J E Afonso, M N Samano, P M Pêgo-Fernandes, M Dolhnikoff, R H O B Teixeiraa, A N Costa
BACKGROUND: Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and broncho-aspiration (BA) are known to increase the risk for chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD). However, specific lung injury mechanisms are not clearly known. The objective of the study was to describe histopathological findings in surveillance lung transbronchial biopsies that can be correlated with episodes of BA in the lung allograft. METHODS: This retrospective analysis of surveillance transbronchial biopsies was performed in lung transplant recipients, with available data of broncho-alveolar fluid (cultures and cytology), lung function parameters, and esophageal functional tests...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442577/association-between-exposure-in-the-cement-production-industry-and-non-malignant-respiratory-effects-a-systematic-review
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Anne Kristin Møller Fell, Karl Christian Nordby
OBJECTIVES: Based on findings from a systematic literature search, we present and discuss the evidence for an association between exposure to cement dust and non-malignant respiratory effects in cement production workers. DESIGN AND SETTING: Systematic literature searches (MEDLINE and Embase) were performed. Outcomes were restricted to respiratory symptoms, lung function indices, asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumoconiosis, induced sputum or fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) measurements...
April 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442310/copd-osa-overlap-syndrome-evolving-evidence-regarding-epidemiology-clinical-consequences-and-management
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REVIEW
Walter T McNicholas
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) are both highly prevalent, which implies that both disorders occurring together (overlap syndrome) is likely to be common based on chance association alone. However, different clinical COPD phenotypes influence the likelihood of co-existing OSA in that the increased lung volumes and low body mass index (BMI) associated with the predominant emphysema phenotype protects against OSA, whereas the higher likelihood of peripheral edema and increased BMI associated with the predominant chronic bronchitis phenotype promotes OSA...
April 22, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419462/modeling-and-simulation-of-pivotal-clinical-trials-using-linked-models-for-multiple-endpoints-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-with-roflumilast
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Axel Facius, Andreas Krause, Laurent Claret, Rene Bruno, Gezim Lahu
Roflumilast is a selective phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor (PDE4i) for the treatment of severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In 2 large phase 3 trials in a broader population of COPD patients (BY217/M2-111, ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT00076089 and BY217/M2-112, ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT00430729), treatment with roflumilast reduced the rate of exacerbations; however, the reduction did not reach statistical significance. Two linked dose-response models for the primary (annualized COPD exacerbation counts) and secondary (change from baseline in forced expiratory volume in 1 second [FEV1 ]) end points were therefore developed to characterize and quantify effect sizes and the patient characteristics influencing them...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416569/association-between-smoking-and-health-outcomes-in-an-economically-deprived-population-the-liverpool-lung-project
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F C Sherratt, J K Field, M W Marcus
BACKGROUND: The association between smoking and several health outcomes among those from the most deprived communities in the UK has not previously been detailed. The aim of this study is to examine the impact of smoking on health outcomes specifically among a particularly deprived population in a developed country (Liverpool; one of the most deprived local authorities in England). METHODS: The Liverpool Lung Project recruited a prospective cohort of 8753 participants from across Liverpool, aged 45-79 years between 1998 and 2008...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403845/hemosiderin-in-sputum-macrophages-may-predict-infective-exacerbations-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Sindu Mohan, Terence Ho, Melanie Kjarsgaard, Katherine Radford, A S M Borhan, Lehana Thabane, Parameswaran Nair
BACKGROUND: Infective exacerbations of COPD are common and are accompanied by neutrophilic bronchitis in sputum. Increased respiratory iron content has been associated with respiratory tract infection, though it is unclear if this represents a predisposing factor for infection or the sequelae of inflammation. Iron overload, as assessed in the airways, may be an important biomarker for recurrent infective exacerbations of COPD. The purpose of our study was to determine if hemosiderin in sputum macrophages is related to infective exacerbations of COPD...
April 12, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399390/matrix-metalloproteinase-28-is-a-key-contributor-to-emphysema-pathogenesis
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Anne M Manicone, Sina A Gharib, Ke-Qin Gong, William E Eddy, Matthew E Long, Charles W Frevert, William A Altemeier, William C Parks, A McGarry Houghton
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) comprises chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Because tissue destruction is the prominent characteristic of emphysema, extracellular proteinases, particularly those with elastolytic ability, are often considered to be key drivers in this disease. Several human and mouse studies have implicated roles for matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), particularly macrophage-derived proteinases, in COPD pathogenesis. MMP-28 is expressed by the pulmonary epithelium and macrophage, and we have found that it regulates macrophage recruitment and polarization...
June 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397057/clinical-application-analysis-of-andrographolide-total-ester-sulfonate-injection-a-traditional-chinese-medicine-licensed-in-china
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Ying Zhao, Pu Huang, Zhe Chen, Si-Wei Zheng, Jin-Yang Yu, Chen Shi
Andrographolide total ester sulfonate (ATES) injection is one of the products of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) currently used against viral infection in China. ATES injection was approved for manufacturing and marketing in January 2002. It is indicated for acute respiratory infections, tonsillitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, influenza, foot and mouth disease, bronchiolitis, herpangina, mumps, infectious mononucleosis and psychosis. However, its usage also carries risk. We investigated the use of ATES at the Wuhan Union Hospital from January 2014 to December 2014 and evaluated its real-world clinical application using the hospital centralized monitoring method...
April 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387090/-how-to-approach-a-chronic-cough
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R Louis
Cough is the most common symptom for which patients seek medical attention. Chronic cough is defined when the symptom lasts for more than 8 weeks. It significantly alters quality of life. Chronic cough may be the dominant symptom which reveals a large number of diseases, not only respiratory. It is classic to distinguish chronic cough according to the chest X Ray results. In case of normal chest X ray, which is the most frequent condition, the diagnosis of tobacco-associated chronic bronchitis, drug induced cough, asthma, oesophageal reflux and rhinosinusitis should be considered...
February 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378725/-plasma-low-molecular-weight-dna-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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I N Vasil'eva, V G Bespalov
AIM: To determine plasma extracellular low-molecular-weight DNA (elmwDNA) as an indicator of apoptosis in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in remission versus healthy donors, patients with chronic non-obstructive bronchitis (CNOB), and their first-degree relatives (FDRs). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The investigation recruited 110 participants, including 17 healthy donors, 31 patients with COPD, and 20 patients with CNOB in remission, 19 healthy FDRs of patients with COPD, and 23 healthy FDRs of those with SNOB...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375571/hla-mismatching-favoring-host-versus-graft-nk-cell-activity-via-kir3dl1-is-associated-with-improved-outcomes-following-lung-transplantation
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J R Greenland, H Sun, D Calabrese, T Chong, J P Singer, J Kukreja, S R Hays, J A Golden, G H Caughey, J M Venstrom, R Rajalingam
Chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) is linked to rejection and limits survival following lung transplantation. HLA-Bw4 recipients of HLA-Bw6 grafts have enhanced host-versus-graft (HVG) natural killer (NK) cell activity mediated by killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR)3DL1 ligand. Because NK cells may promote tolerance by depleting antigen-presenting cells, we hypothesized improved outcomes for HLA-Bw4 recipients of HLA-Bw6 grafts. We evaluated differences in acute cellular rejection and CLAD-free survival across 252 KIR3DL1+ recipients from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371943/bioassay-guided-isolation-of-iridoids-and-phenylpropanoids-from-aerial-parts-of-lamium-album-and-their-anti-inflammatory-activity-in-human-neutrophils
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Monika E Czerwińska, Anita Świerczewska, Marta Woźniak, Anna K Kiss
In traditional medicine, flowers and aerial parts of Lamium album are assigned by their anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and mucolytic activities, and are used in chronic bronchitis and pharyngitis as well as skin, vaginal, and cervical inflammation.The aim of the present study was to compare effects of ethanolic extracts prepared from flowers and aerial parts of L. album on selected functions of human neutrophils, which are involved in an inflammatory response. In order to identify the compounds engaged in the anti-inflammatory activity of extracts, the bioassay-guided isolation of compounds was performed based on the inhibition of cytokine secretion by stimulated neutrophils...
April 3, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363798/how-to-unveil-chronic-respiratory-diseases-in-clinical-practice-a-model-of-alliance-between-general-practitioners-and-pulmonologists
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Alida Benfante, Riccardo Messina, Vito Milazzo, Nicola Scichilone
INTRODUCTION: Asthma and COPD are under-diagnosed and undertreated in adult populations, mainly due to the discrepancy between guideline recommendations and clinicians' practices. One of the reasons of this discrepancy is the difficulty encountered in real life in sharing the management of chronic respiratory diseases between general practitioners (GPs) and respiratory physicians. METHODS: An explorative, population-based investigation was performed to test whether, and to what extent, an active collaboration between GPs and pulmonologists increases the diagnosis and proper treatment of chronic obstructive airway diseases...
March 28, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361005/respiratory-symptoms-and-illnesses-related-to-the-concentration-of-airborne-particulate-matter-among-brick-kiln-workers-in-kathmandu-valley-nepal
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Seshananda Sanjel, Sanjay N Khanal, Steven M Thygerson, William S Carter, James D Johnston, Sunil K Joshi
BACKGROUND: Bricks have been manufactured in Nepal for hundreds of years and are seen as a component of Nepalese sculpture and architecture. Large quantities of hazardous materials including high concentrations of particulate matter are emitted on a daily basis from brick kilns. Exposure to these hazardous materials can lead to adverse consequences on the environment and human health. This study was conducted to  estimate the prevalence of respiratory symptoms/illnesses and the magnitude of respirable and total dust exposures among Nepalese brick kiln workers...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360518/erratum-current-asthma-contributes-as-much-as-smoking-to-chronic-bronchitis-in-middle-age-a-prospective-population-based-study-corrigendum
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[This corrects the article on p. 1911 in vol. 11, PMID: 27574415.].
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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