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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243291/antiinflammatory-properties-of-betulinic-acid-and-xylopic-acid-in-the-carrageenan-induced-pleurisy-model-of-lung-inflammation-in-mice
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Edmund Ekuadzi, Robert P Biney, Charles K Benneh, Bismark Osei Amankwaa, Jonathan Jato
This study investigated the antiinflammatory properties of betulinic acid (BA) and xylopic acid (XA) extracted from Margaritaria discoidea and Xylopia aethiopica, respectively. M. discoidea and X. aethiopica are plants native in Ghana and the West-African region and used traditionally to treat different pathologies including inflammatory conditions. The antiinflammatory effect of BA and XA was established by an in vivo assay using the carrageenan-induced pleural inflammation model in mice. Also, the ability of BA and XA to increase catalase, superoxide dismutase, glutathione levels and decrease lipid peroxidation level in reactive oxidative assays was assessed...
December 15, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218743/repeatability-of-pleural-adenosine-deaminase-measurements-in-diagnostic-evaluation-of-pleural-effusions
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Ourania S Kotsiou, Panagiota Tzortzi, Rafailia A A Beta, Athanasios Kyritsis, Konstantinos I Gourgoulianis
BACKGROUND: A follow-up thoracentesis is proposed in suspected atypical tuberculosis cases. The study aimed to define the variability of pleural ADA values across repeated thoracenteses in different types of pleural effusions (PEs) and to evaluate whether ADA variance, in regard to the cutoff value of 40 U/L, affected final diagnosis. METHODS: A total of 131 patients with PEs of various etiologies underwent three repeated thoracenteses. ADA values were subsequently estimated...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214061/medical-thoracoscopy-and-its-evolving-role-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pleural-disease
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REVIEW
Vivek Murthy, Jamie L Bessich
Establishing the etiology of exudative pleural effusions in the setting of an unrevealing pleural fluid analysis often requires biopsies from the parietal pleura. While closed pleural biopsy (CPB) has been a popular minimally-invasive approach, it has a poor diagnostic yield, barring a diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy. Medical thoracoscopy (MT) is a minimally-invasive ambulatory procedure performed under local anesthesia or moderate sedation which allows for direct visualization of biopsy targets as well as simultaneous therapeutic interventions, including chemical pleurodesis and indwelling tunneled pleural catheter (ITPC) placement...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140265/anti-inflammatory-potential-of-1-nitro-2-phenylethylene
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Michelle A Sugimoto, Márcia de Jesus Amazonas da Silva, Larissa Froede Brito, Rosivaldo Dos Santos Borges, Flávio Almeida Amaral, Ana Paula de Araujo Boleti, Maritza Echevarria Ordoñez, Jose Carlos Tavares, Lirlandia Pires Sousa, Emerson Silva Lima
Inflammation is a reaction of the host to infectious or sterile stimuli and has the physiological purpose of restoring tissue homeostasis. However, uncontrolled or unresolved inflammation can lead to tissue damage, giving rise to a plethora of chronic inflammatory diseases, including metabolic syndrome and autoimmunity pathologies with eventual loss of organ function. Beta-nitrostyrene and its derivatives are known to have several biological activities, including anti-edema, vasorelaxant, antiplatelet, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer...
November 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137345/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-adjunctive-corticosteroids-in-the-treatment-of-tuberculous-pleurisy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
REVIEW
Shuanshuan Xie, Lin Lu, Ming Li, Mengting Xiong, Shunping Zhou, Guoliang Zhang, Aimei Peng, Changhui Wang
Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of adjunctive corticosteroids in the treatment of patients with tuberculous pleurisy. Methods: The PubMed, Cochrane, Medline, Embase, Web of Science and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure were searched. Clinical trials of corticosteroids compared with control were eligible for inclusion. Results: Ten studies (6 randomized controlled trials [RCTs] and 4 non-RCTs) with 957 participants met the inclusion criteria...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124008/rare-complicated-parapneumonic-effusion-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-with-new-onset-lupus-flare-case-report-and-literature-review
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Bharat Bajantri, Shaik Danial, Richard Duncalf, Misbahuddin Khaja
Mycoplasma pneumoniae has been associated with respiratory tract infections. Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia-related pleural effusion is rarely reported. Extra-pulmonary abnormalities such as encephalitis, myocarditis, glomerulonephritis, and myringitis have been reported. However pulmonary manifestations in systemic lupus erythematosus include pneumonitis, pleurisy, interstitial lung disease, and thromboembolic disease. We present the case of a 26-year-old male who came for evaluation of fever, cough, and shortness of breath with right-sided chest pain...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118999/associates-and-predictors-of-pleurisy-or-pericarditis-in-sle
#7
Seungwon Ryu, Wei Fu, Michelle A Petri
Background/Purpose: Serositis is one of both ACR and SLICC classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and a common type of extra renal flare. However, little is known about clinical or immunological associations of pleurisy or pericarditis. The aim of this study is to analyze associates and predictors of pleurisy versus pericarditis in Caucasians and African Americans with SLE. Methods: 2,390 SLE patients in the Hopkins Lupus Cohort were analyzed for demographic, clinical and serologic associates of pleurisy or pericarditis, defined using the SELENA revision of the SLE Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI)...
2017: Lupus Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107090/inhibition-of-angiotensin-ii-and-calpain-attenuates-pleural-fibrosis
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Lin-Jie Song, Fei Xiang, Hong Ye, Hai Huang, Jie Yang, Fan Yu, Liang Xiong, Juan-Juan Xu, Peter A Greer, Huan-Zhong Shi, Jian-Bao Xin, Yunchao Su, Wan-Li Ma
Pleural fibrosis is associated with various inflammatory processes such as tuberculous pleurisy and bacterial empyema. There is currently no ideal therapeutic to attenuate pleural fibrosis. Some pro-fibrogenic mediators induce fibrosis through inflammatory processes, suggesting that blockage of these mediators might prevent pleural fibrosis. The MeT-5A human pleural mesothelial cell line (PMC) was used in this study as an in vitro model of fibrosis; and intra-pleural injection of bleomycin with carbon particles was used as an in vivo mouse model of pleural fibrosis...
October 26, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050778/the-expressions-and-roles-of-different-forms-of-il-22-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection
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Yuanyuan Liu, Qinfang Ou, Qianqian Liu, Yan Gao, Jing Wu, Bingyan Zhang, Xinhua Weng, Lingyun Shao, Wenhong Zhang
Despite evidence suggesting an anti-Mycobacterium tuberculosis effector function of CD4+ T cells that produce and retain IL-22 in macaques, the general role of IL-22 in tuberculosis infection is still poorly characterized. To explore the immune mechanism in the pathogenesis of tuberculosis in humans, here we evaluated different forms of IL-22 in populations with different tuberculosis infection statuses. We enrolled 156 subjects including 49 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis, 27 patients with tuberculous pleurisy (TPE), 38 individuals with latent tuberculous infection (LTBI) and 42 healthy controls (HC)...
December 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047238/identification-of-10-candidate-biomarkers-distinguishing-tuberculous-and-malignant-pleural-fluid-by-proteomic-methods
#10
Chang Youl Lee, Ji Young Hong, Myung Goo Lee, In Bum Suh
PURPOSE: Pleural effusion, an accumulation of fluid in the pleural space, usually occurs in patients when the rate of fluid formation exceeds the rate of fluid removal. The differential diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy and malignant pleural effusion is a difficult task in high tuberculous prevalence areas. The aim of the present study was to identify novel biomarkers for the diagnosis of pleural fluid using proteomics technology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used samples from five patients with transudative pleural effusions for internal standard, five patients with tuberculous pleurisy, and the same numbers of patients having malignant effusions were enrolled in the study...
November 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033441/bilateral-tuberculous-pleurisy-with-subsequent-upper-lobe-predominant-pulmonary-fibrosis-mimicking-pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis
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Takako Kawaguchi, Keishi Oda, Takashi Kido, Toshinori Kawanami, Yoshinori Kawabata, Kazuhiro Yatera
Although the majority of patients with Mycobacterium tuberculosis have pulmonary involvement, some cases have pleural involvement as extra-pulmonary sites of infection. We herein report a case of upper lobe-predominant pulmonary fibrosis that developed in a 47-year-old male with a history of bilateral tuberculous pleurisy. Based on his chest radiological findings, pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) was most strongly suspected, and a surgical lung biopsy (SLB) was performed to obtain a pathological diagnosis...
October 16, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033435/clinical-features-of-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-pleurisy-a-review-of-12-cases
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Maiko Naito, Toshiya Maekura, Yu Kurahara, Masahiro Tahara, Naoya Ikegami, Yohei Kimura, Shoko Sonobe, Takehiko Kobayashi, Shojiro Minomo, Taisuke Tsuji, Kazunari Tsuyuguchi, Seiji Hayashi, Katsuhiro Suzuki
Objective The incidence of pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections has increased in recent decades. Nevertheless, NTM pleurisy is still a rare disease. The objective of the present study was to elucidate the clinical features and outcomes of NTM pleurisy. Methods A retrospective study was undertaken of consecutive patients whose pleural effusion culture yielded NTM, from 2002 to 2016 at a respiratory hospital in Japan. The clinical features, treatment, and outcomes of these patients were analyzed...
October 16, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992933/early-life-indicators-predict-mortality-illness-reduced-welfare-and-carcass-characteristics-in-finisher-pigs
#13
Julia Adriana Calderón Díaz, Laura Ann Boyle, Alessia Diana, Finola Catherine Leonard, John Patrick Moriarty, Máire Catríona McElroy, Shane McGettrick, Denis Kelliher, Edgar García Manzanilla
The objective of this study was to investigate associations between early life indicators, lactation management factors and subsequent mortality, health, welfare and carcass traits of offspring. A total of 1016 pigs from a batch born during one week were used. During lactation, number of liveborn piglets, stillborn and mummies, sow parity, number of times cross-fostered, weaning age, birth and weaning body weight (BW) were collected. Mortality was recorded throughout the offspring production cycle. Prior to slaughter, pigs were scored for lameness (1=non-lame to 3=severely lame)...
October 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957888/usefulness-of-medical-thoracoscopy-in-the-management-of-pleural-effusion-caused-by-chronic-renal-failure
#14
Sara Colella, Federica Fioretti, Chiara Massaccesi, Gian L Primomo, Gianluca Panella, Vittorio D'Emilio, Riccardo Pela
INTRODUCTION: Although pleural effusion (PE) can be caused by several pathologies like congestive heart failure, infections, malignancies, and pulmonary embolism, it is also a common finding in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Diagnostic thoracentesis is of limited value in the differential diagnosis, and the role of more invasive investigations like medical thoracoscopy (MT) is still unclear. AIM: To evaluate the usefulness of MT in unexplained PE in CKD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the electronic database of our Institution, we retrospectively searched for patients with CKD who underwent MT for unexplained PE between January 2008 and August 2016...
October 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942825/a-single-administration-of-fish-oil-inhibits-the-acute-inflammatory-response-in-rats
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Laura Lícia Milani de Arruda, Franciele Queiroz Ames, Damila Rodrigues de Morais, Renata Grespan, Ana Paula Maziero Gil, Maria Angélica Raffaini Covas Pereira Silva, Jesuí Vergílio Visentainer, Roberto Kenji Nakamura Cuman, Ciomar Aparecida Bersani-Amado
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the antiinflammatory effects of a single administration of fish oil (FO) on the acute inflammatory response. METHODS: The paw edema and pleurisy models were used to evaluate the effects of FO dissolved in olive oil (FOP) orally administered in a single dose in rats. Nitric oxide (NO) concentrations in the pleural exudate were performed according to the Griess method and the cytokine concentrations were determined by Luminex bead-based multiplex assay...
August 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938508/-angina-pectoris-in-a-young-woman-with-lupus-erythematosus
#16
Simon Braumann, Malte P Bartram, Roman Pfister, Guido Michels
History and clinical findings We present a 31-year old woman with a 6-year history of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) who presented to the emergency room with typical chest pain. ECG and transthoracic echocardiography were normal. Her working diagnosis of pericarditis was made due to systemic progression of her lupus erythematosus (LE). Treatment with NSAIDs was initiated and her immunosuppressive regimen intensified. The patient was discharged after resolution of her symptoms. A week later, the patient was seen at the rheumatology clinic with recurrence and aggravation of her symptoms...
September 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926021/the-economics-of-animal-welfare
#17
T J Gibson, E L Jackson
This paper examines four examples of animal welfare issues, demonstrating the interactions between welfare and economic principles. Welfare issues associated with purebred companion animals are examined in terms of predicted inherited diseases, highlighting the power of supply and demand in perpetuating traits in pets that compromise their well-being. The livestock industry is presented from the point of view of pig production and the impact that a major disease (pleurisy) has on production and the animals' welfare...
April 2017: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904677/-pulmonary-nocardiosis-in-immunocompetent-patients-about-2-cases
#18
Yasmina Rhofir, Rachida Zahraoui, Nabil Tiress, Hicham Naji-Amrani, Mouna Soualhi, Jamal Eddine Bourkadi
Nocardiosis is a rare but severe infection caused by bacteria of the genus nocardia, which belong to the order actinomycetales. If they can affect immunocompetent adult, nocardioses are pathologies affecting the individuals with weakened immune system. Pulmonary involvement is the most common manifestation, its correct management is based on diagnosis, which is often delayed due to non-specific symptoms and inconclusive specimens. We here report two cases of nocardiosis in immunocompetent patients. The first case concerns a 24-year old man with a history of smoking and alcoholism, hospitalized for chest pain and hemoptysis of low abundance evolving for two months, associated with the occurrence of dorsal subcutaneous fistulized abscess...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903179/antinociceptive-anti-inflammatory-and-anxiolytic-like-effects-of-the-ethanolic-extract-fractions-and-hibalactone-isolated-from-hydrocotyle-umbellata-l-acari%C3%A3-oba-araliaceae
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Thiago Levi Silva Oliveira, Sandra Ribeiro de Morais, Stone de Sá, Matheus Gabriel de Oliveira, Iziara Ferreira Florentino, Dayane Moreira da Silva, Verônica Vale Carvalho, Vinícius Barreto da Silva, Boniek Gontijo Vaz, José Ricardo Sabino, Elson Alves Costa, José Realino de Paula
Hydrocotyle umbellata Linn. (Araliaceae) is specie used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Crude extract (E-HU) was prepared from H. umbellata subterraneous parts and fractionated by liquid-liquid partition, resulting hexane fraction (HF-HU), dichloromethane fraction (DF-HU), ethyl acetate fraction (EAF-HU) and aqueous fraction (AF-HU). The hibalactone (HU-1) was isolated from the DF-HU and its structure was elucidated by (1)H NMR and (13)C NMR Spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and crystallographic x-ray analysis...
November 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890718/transmembrane-tumor-necrosis-factor-controls-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cell-activity-via-tnf-receptor-2-and-protects-from-excessive-inflammation-during-bcg-induced-pleurisy
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Leslie Chavez-Galan, Dominique Vesin, Husnu Uysal, Guillaume Blaser, Mahdia Benkhoucha, Bernhard Ryffel, Valérie F J Quesniaux, Irene Garcia
Pleural tuberculosis (TB) is a form of extra-pulmonary TB observed in patients infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Accumulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) has been observed in animal models of TB and in human patients but their role remains to be fully elucidated. In this study, we analyzed the role of transmembrane TNF (tmTNF) in the accumulation and function of MDSC in the pleural cavity during an acute mycobacterial infection. Mycobacterium bovis BCG-induced pleurisy was resolved in mice expressing tmTNF, but lethal in the absence of tumor necrosis factor...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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