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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046030/-immunopathology-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Nora Ernestina Martínez-Aguilar, María Eugenia Vargas-Camaño, Rogelio Ramsés Hernández-Pliego, Genny Margarita Chaia-Semerena, María Rosario Pérez-Chavira
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common, preventable and treatable condition that has a complex pathophysiology and an even more complex immunopathological process. The purpose of this review was to analyze COPD immunopathological aspects, which was addressed by undertaking a literature search for the most relevant documents indexed in the PubMed database over the last 10 years. Different conclusions could be drawn: in COPD immunopathology there are immune and non-immune inflammatory changes with oxidative stress imbalance, there are alterations in the protease/anti-protease ratio caused by direct and indirect genetic and epigenetic-environmental defects; COPD produces irreversible tissue damage and chronic inflammation with tissue repair alteration, which induces chronic obstruction of the airway, bronchitis and systemic damage...
July 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045740/adding-vancomycin-to-perioperative-prophylaxis-decreases-deep-sternal-wound-infections-in-high-risk-cardiac-surgery-patients
#2
Sylvia Reineke, Thierry P Carrel, Verena Eigenmann, Brigitta Gahl, Urs Fuehrer, Christian Seidl, David Reineke, Eva Roost, Magi Bächli, Jonas Marschall, Lars Englberger
OBJECTIVES: Perioperative prophylaxis with cephalosporins reduces sternal wound infections (SWIs) after cardiac surgery. However, more than 50% of coagulase-negative staphylococci, an important pathogen, are cephalosporin resistant. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of adjunctive vancomycin on SWIs in high-risk patients. METHODS: We conducted a pre- and postintervention study in an academic hospital. Preintervention (2010-2011), all patients received prophylaxis with 1...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045634/does-cha2ds2-vasc-score-predict-ischaemic-stroke-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#3
Christos A Goudis, Ioannis E Vasileiadis, Tong Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045046/a-novel-mouse-cre-driver-line-targeting-perilipin-2-expressing-cells-in-the-neonatal-lung
#4
Aglaia Ntokou, Marten Szibor, José Alberto Rodríguez-Castillo, Jennifer Quantius, Susanne Herold, Elie El Agha, Saverio Bellusci, Isabelle Salwig, Thomas Braun, Robert Voswinckel, Werner Seeger, Rory E Morty, Katrin Ahlbrecht
Pulmonary diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung fibrosis, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia are characterized by the destruction or malformation of the alveolar regions of the lung. The underlying pathomechanisms at play are an area of intense interest since these mechanisms may reveal pathways suitable for interventions to drive reparative processes. Lipid-laden fibroblasts (lipofibroblasts) express the Perilipin 2 (Plin2) gene-product, PLIN2, commonly called adipose-differentiation related protein (ADRP) These cells are also thought to play a role in alveolarization and repair after injury to the alveolus...
October 16, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044160/eosinophilia-and-clinical-outcome-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Jeffery Ho, Wajia He, Matthew T V Chan, Gary Tse, Tong Liu, Sunny H Wong, Czarina C H Leung, Wai T Wong, Sharon Tsang, Lin Zhang, Rose Y P Chan, Tony Gin, Joseph Leung, Benson W M Lau, William K K Wu, Shirley P C Ngai
Numerous studies have investigated the association between eosinophilia and clinical outcome of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) but the evidence is conflicting. We conducted a pooled analysis of outcome measures comparing eosinophilic and non-eosinophilic COPD patients. We searched articles indexed in four databases using Medical Subject Heading or Title and Abstract words including COAD, COPD, eosinophil, eosinophilia, eosinopenia from inception to December 2016. Observational studies and randomized controlled trials with parallel groups comparing COPD patients with and without eosinophilia were included...
October 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043847/smoking-related-interstitial-fibrosis-evidence-of-radiologic-regression-with-advancing-age-and-smoking-cessation
#6
Aurélie Fabre, Ann Treacy, Lisa P Lavelle, Maciek Narski, Nazia Faheem, David Healy, Jonathan D Dodd, Michael P Keane, James J Egan, Gilles Jebrak, Hervé Mal, Marcus W Butler
More data are needed regarding the radiology, co-morbidities and natural history of smoking-related interstitial fibrosis (SRIF), a common pathological finding, mainly described heretofore in association with lung cancer, where respiratory bronchiolitis (RB) usually co-exists. We prospectively acquired high resolution CT scan data (edge-enhancing lung reconstructions) to detect any radiologic interstitial lung abnormality (ILA) in individuals who ultimately underwent surgical lobectomy for lung cancer (n = 20), for radiologic/pathologic correlation...
October 18, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043001/effect-of-pingchuan-guben-decoction-on-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-results-from-a-randomized-comparative-effectiveness-research-trial
#7
Cheng-Liang Qian, Rong Fan
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is known to be a systemic low-grade ongoing inflammation exerting major health and economic burden worldwide. Complementary and alternative medicines, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, are widely used for the treatment of patients with COPD. The present study was designed to investigate the efficacy of Pingchuan Guben decoction on patients with COPD through a double-blinded, open-labeled, randomized controlled trial. A total of 86 patients were randomly assigned to two groups, with 43 patients in the intervention group and 43 cases in the control group...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042767/effectiveness-of-treatment-with-nebulized-colistin-in-patients-with-copd
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Nuria Bruguera-Avila, Alicia Marin, Ignasi Garcia-Olive, Joaquim Radua, Cristina Prat, Montserrat Gil, Juan Ruiz-Manzano
OBJECTIVES: To analyze whether the introduction of nebulized colistin in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) is associated with a decrease of the number and duration of severe exacerbations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty six patients with COPD and infection with PA treated with nebulized colistin attending a day hospital during a 5-year (January 2010-December 2014) period were prospectively included...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042706/protective-effects-of-bisoprolol-against-acute-exacerbation-in-moderate-to-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Akihiko Taniguchi, Nobuaki Miyahara, Naohiro Oda, Daisuke Morichika, Eiki Ichihara, Isao Oze, Yasushi Tanimoto, Hirohisa Ichikawa, Utako Fujii, Mitsune Tanimoto, Arihiko Kanehiro, Katsuyuki Kiura
Although recent retrospective studies suggested that the use of β-blockers appears to help improve the mortality rate and decrease the rate of exacerbation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with heart failure, the effects of β-blockers on COPD patients without heart failure have not been established. Based on previous reports, we have launched a multicenter, prospective, single-arm phase II study to evaluate the preventive effect of the cardioselective β-blocker bisoprolol in COPD exacerbation, in Japanese individuals with moderate-to-severe COPD who do not have heart failure but do have hypertension requiring the use of medication...
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042607/abnormal-m1-m2-macrophage-phenotype-profiles-in-the-small-airway-wall-and-lumen-in-smokers-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd
#10
Mathew Suji Eapen, Philip M Hansbro, Kielan McAlinden, Richard Y Kim, Chris Ward, Tillie-Louise Hackett, Eugene H Walters, Sukhwinder Singh Sohal
We explore potential dysregulation of macrophage phenotypes in COPD pathogenesis through integrated study of human small airway tissue, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and an experimental murine model of COPD. We evaluated human airway tissue and BAL from healthy controls, normal lung function smokers (NLFS), and COPD subjects. Both small airways and BAL cells were immunohistochemically stained with anti-CD68 for total macrophages and with anti-CD163 for M2, and anti-iNOS for M1 macrophages. Multiplex ELISA measured BAL cytokines...
October 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042295/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-ventricular-arrhythmia-association-or-causation
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EDITORIAL
Nathaniel M Hawkins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 14, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042025/biosynthesis-of-leukotriene-b4
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REVIEW
Min Wan, Xiao Tang, Alena Stsiapanava, Jesper Z Haeggström
Leukotriene B4 (LTB4) is a lipid mediator derived from arachidonic acid (AA) by the sequential action of 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX), 5-lipoxygenase-activating protein (FLAP) and LTA4 hydrolase (LTA4H). It was initially recognized for its involvement in the recruitment of neutrophils and is one of the most potent chemotactic agents known to date. A large body of data has indicated that LTB4 plays a significant role in many chronic inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiovascular disease, cancer and more recently, metabolic disorder...
October 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041830/general-outcomes-and-risk-factors-for-minor-and-major-amputations-in-brazil
#13
Jose O Leite, Leandro O Costa, Walter M Fonseca, Debora U Souza, Barbara C Goncalves, Gabriela B Gomes, Lucas A Cruz, Nilder Nister, Tulio P Navarro, Jonathan Bath, Alan Dardik
Objectives Major and minor amputations are associated with significant rates of mortality. However, little is known about the impact of unplanned redo-amputation during the same hospitalization on outcomes. The objectives of this study were to identify the risk factors associated with in-hospital mortality after both major and minor amputations as well as the results of unplanned redo-amputation on outcome. Methods Retrospective study of 342 consecutive patients who were treated with lower extremity amputation in Brazil between January 2013 and October 2014...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040482/strategies-to-reduce-pulmonary-complications-after-transhiatal-esophagectomy
#14
A M Gillinov, R F Heitmiller
Background: By eliminating a thoracotomy, transhiatal esophagectomy (THE) is purported to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications. However, data from many early series do not support this contention, documenting pulmonary complications in up to 50% of patients and pneumonia in 5%-20%. Since 1990, we have implemented a management strategy designed to maximize airway protection in the postoperative period. The purpose of this study was to determine the current incidence of pulmonary complications after transhiatal esophagectomy without thoracotomy...
November 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039495/protective-effects-of-neem-azadirachta-indica-a-juss-leaf-extract-against-cigarette-smoke-and-lipopolysaccharide-induced-pulmonary-inflammation
#15
Jae-Won Lee, Hyung Won Ryu, So-Yeon Park, Hyun Ah Park, Ok-Kyoung Kwon, Heung Joo Yuk, Krishna K Shrestha, Minwoo Park, Jung Hee Kim, Sangwoo Lee, Sei-Ryang Oh, Kyung-Seop Ahn
Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.) leaf has been reported to exert anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant effects. The purpose of this study was to investigate the protective effects of neem leaf extract (NLE) against cigarette smoke (CS)- and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced pulmonary inflammation. Treatment with NLE significantly attenuated the infiltration of inflammatory cells, such as neutrophils and macrophages in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF). NLE also reduced the production of reactive oxygen species and the activity of neutrophil elastase in BALF...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039377/a-case-study-of-the-technology-use-and-information-flow-at-a-hospital-driven-telemedicine-service
#16
Berglind Smaradottir, Rune Fensli
Health care services face the challenge of providing individualised treatment to a growing ageing population prone to chronic conditions and multi-morbidities. The research project Patients and Professionals in Productive Teams aims to study health care services that are run with a patient-centred teamwork approach. In this context, a case study was made of a hospital-driven telemedicine service for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients after hospital discharge, with a focus on information flow and technology use...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039225/toxicological-impact-of-waterpipe-smoking-and-flavorings-in-the-oral-cavity-and-respiratory-system
#17
Fawad Javed, Shatha Subhi ALHarthi, Munerah Saleh BinShabaib, Sangeeta Gajendra, Georgios E Romanos, Irfan Rahman
Waterpipe smoking (WS), an emerging trend has major health concerns. It is prevalent worldwide as a recreational activity both indoors and outdoors. The aim of this review was to assess the impact of waterpipe smoke on the oral and respiratory system (oral cavity and pulmonary tissues). A number of studies have shown that periodontal health status is compromised in waterpipe smokers when compared with nonsmokers. Some studies have associated WS with oral premalignant and malignant lesions; however, due to the poor quality of these studies, the presented outcomes should be interpreted with caution...
October 17, 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038949/sleep-disorders-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-interstitial-lung-disease
#18
Maria Mavroudi, Despoina Papakosta, Theodore Kontakiotis, Kaliopi Domvri, George Kalamaras, Vasiliki Zarogoulidou, Paul Zarogoulidis, Paschalina Latka, Haidong Huang, Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt, Konstantinos Zarogoulidis
BACKGROUND: Interstitial lung diseases (ILD) are chronic and restrictive lung diseases with poor survival and quality of life. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of sleep disorders in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and sarcoidosis and to assess patients' quality of life in relation to these disorders. METHODS: Forty patients, 19 with IPF, and 21 with sarcoidosis stage II/III were included. They were compared with 15 healthy subjects. All patients performed all-night polysomnography (PSG) and completed the Epworth, Berlin, and Stop-Bang questionnaires...
October 16, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038933/volume-doubling-time-of-lung-cancer-detected-in-idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonia-comparison-with-that-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#19
Cherry Kim, Sang Min Lee, Jooae Choe, Eun Jin Chae, Kyung-Hyun Do, Joon Beom Seo
OBJECTIVES: To assess the volume doubling time (VDT) of lung cancers in IIP compared with COPD. METHODS: A total of 61 patients (32 with IIP and 29 with COPD) were identified. A radiologist performed three-dimensional manual segmentation for lung cancers. VDTs were calculated and compared between two groups. Logistic regression was performed to identify factors associated with rapid tumour growth (VDT < 90 days). RESULTS: The median VDT of lung cancers in IIP (78...
October 16, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038903/-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-sputum-recommendations-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
#20
REVIEW
J Rademacher
Pulmonary diseases caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) have increased over the last years and decades in Germany and also worldwide. Because the disease is more frequent in patients with immunodeficiencies and chronic respiratory diseases, e.g. bronchiectasis, advanced chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis (CF), an infection with mycobacteria should always be considered in this patient group. The detection in sputum alone is not an indication for treatment but the correct diagnosis should be based on the appropriate clinical symptoms as well as radiological and microbiological criteria...
October 16, 2017: Der Internist
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