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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449484/clinical-presentation-and-characteristics-of-25-adult-cases-of-pulmonary-sequestration
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Mateusz Polaczek, Inga Baranska, Malgorzata Szolkowska, Jacek Zych, Piotr Rudzinski, Janusz Szopinski, Tadeusz Orlowski, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Sliz
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary sequestration (PS) is a rare congenital abnormality of lung tissue. Only few series of adult cases are reported. The aim was to describe clinical characteristics in adult cases of PS and to compare outcomes in different clinical situations. METHODS: Using MSD engine we searched for cases of PS that have been diagnosed between Jan 1st, 2005 and Dec 31st, 2015. Clinical data was retrospectively gathered. Statistica v.12 (StatSoft, Inc.) was used for statistical analyses...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449321/a-review-of-associated-controversies-surrounding-glucocorticoid-use-in-veterinary-emergency-and-critical-care
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Maya A Aharon, Jennifer E Prittie, Kate Buriko
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature in human and veterinary medicine regarding the indications for, efficacy of, and controversies surrounding glucocorticoid (GC) administration in the emergency and critical care (ECC) setting, and to provide an overview of the most commonly used synthetic GC formulations. MEDICATIONS: Synthetic GCs vary in GC and mineralocorticoid potency, hypothalamic pituitary axis suppression, duration of action, route of administration, and clinical indication for use...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448633/a-commensal-streptococcus-hijacks-a-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-exopolysaccharide-to-promote-biofilm-formation
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Jessica A Scoffield, Dingyu Duan, Fan Zhu, Hui Wu
Pseudomonas aeruginosa causes devastating chronic pulmonary infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Although the CF airway is inhabited by diverse species of microorganisms interlaced within a biofilm, many studies focus on the sole contribution of P. aeruginosa pathogenesis in CF morbidity. More recently, oral commensal streptococci have been identified as cohabitants of the CF lung, but few studies have explored the role these bacteria play within the CF biofilm. We examined the interaction between P...
April 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448615/emphysema-is-associated-with-thoracic-vertebral-bone-attenuation-on-chest-ct-scan-in-hiv-infected-individuals
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Alycia Petraglia, Joseph K Leader, Matthew Gingo, Meghan Fitzpatrick, John Ries, Cathy Kessinger, Lorrie Lucht, Danielle Camp, Alison Morris, Jessica Bon
BACKGROUND: Age-related chronic diseases are prevalent in HIV-infected persons in the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era. Bone mineral density (BMD) loss and emphysema have separately been shown to occur at a younger age and with lesser risk exposure in HIV-infected compared to HIV-uninfected individuals. In non-HIV infected smokers, emphysema has been shown to independently predict low BMD. We hypothesized that emphysema would independently associate with thoracic vertebral bone attenuation, a surrogate for bone mineral density, in HIV-infected individuals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447292/ecology-of-the-human-opportunistic-black-yeast-exophiala-dermatitidis-indicates-preference-for-human-made-habitats
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Monika Novak Babič, Jerneja Zupančič, Nina Gunde-Cimerman, Sybren de Hoog, Polona Zalar
Exophiala dermatitidis is an ascomycetous black yeast from the order Chaetothyriales. Its growth characteristics include the polymorphic life cycle, ability to grow at high and low temperatures, at a wide pH range, survival at high concentrations of NaCl, and survival at high UV and radioactive radiation. Exophiala dermatitidis causes deep or localized phaeohyphomycosis in immuno-compromised people worldwide and is regularly encountered in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. Regardless of numerous ecological studies worldwide, little is known about its natural habitat or the possible infection routes...
April 26, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447263/design-of-a-lentiviral-vector-for-the-inducible-expression-of-myc-a-new-strategy-for-construction-approach
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Onur Tokgun, Francesco Paolo Fiorentino, Pervin Elvan Tokgun, Jun Yokota, Hakan Akca
Lentiviral vectors are powerful tools for gene expression studies. Here we report the construction of pTIJ, a vector for inducible gene expression. pTIJ was generated from pTRIPZ backbone, which is designed for the inducible expression of shRNA sequences, by the introducing of a multiple cloning site upstream of the Tet promoter and the removal of miR30 flanking sequences. To evaluate pTIJ as a tool for the inducible expression of genes of interest, we introduced MYC cDNA into pTIJ and infected two small cell lung cancer cell lines, H209 and H345...
April 26, 2017: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446984/salvage-surgery-after-high-dose-radiotherapy
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Annemie Van Breussegem, Jeroen M Hendriks, Patrick Lauwers, Paul E Van Schil
Salvage surgery is a relatively new entity in thoracic surgery and oncology. Salvage resection after radiotherapy refers to surgery as only remaining therapeutic option in patients who were treated with high-dose stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) for early-stage lung cancer or full-dose chemoradiation for locally advanced lung cancer. Indications include locally progressive tumors, recurrent local or locoregional disease, or specific complications after radiotherapy such as lung abscesses or infected, necrotic cavities...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446669/salivary-blockade-protects-the-lower-respiratory-tract-of-mice-from-lethal-influenza
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Karen Ivinson, Georgia Deliyannis, Leanne McNabb, Lara Grollo, Brad Gilbertson, David Jackson, Lorena E Brown
It is possible to model progression of influenza virus from the upper respiratory tract to the lower respiratory tract in the mouse using viral inoculum delivered in a restricted manner to the nose. In this model, infection with the A/Udorn/307/72 (Udorn) strain of virus results ultimately in high viral titres in both the trachea and lungs. In contrast, the A/Puerto Rico/8/34 (PR8) strain causes an infection that is almost entirely limited to the nasal passages. The factors that govern the progression of virus down the respiratory tract are not well understood...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446666/mouse-saliva-inhibits-transit-of-influenza-virus-to-the-lower-respiratory-tract-by-efficiently-blocking-influenza-neuraminidase-activity
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Brad Gilbertson, Wy Ching Ng, Simon Crawford, Jenny L McKimm-Breschkin, Lorena E Brown
We have previously identified a novel inhibitor of influenza virus in mouse saliva that halts the progression of susceptible viruses from the upper to the lower respiratory tract of mice in vivo and neutralizes viral infectivity in MDCK cells. Here, we investigated the viral target of the salivary inhibitor by using reverse genetics to create hybrid viruses with some surface proteins derived from an inhibitor-sensitive strain and others from an inhibitor-resistant strain. These viruses demonstrated that the origin of the viral neuraminidase (NA), but not the hemagglutinin or matrix proteins, was the determinant of susceptibility to the inhibitor...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446615/proliferation-of-pd-1-cd8-t-cells-in-peripheral-blood-after-pd-1-targeted-therapy-in-lung-cancer-patients
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Alice O Kamphorst, Rathi N Pillai, Shu Yang, Tahseen H Nasti, Rama S Akondy, Andreas Wieland, Gabriel L Sica, Ke Yu, Lydia Koenig, Nikita T Patel, Madhusmita Behera, Hong Wu, Megan McCausland, Zhengjia Chen, Chao Zhang, Fadlo R Khuri, Taofeek K Owonikoko, Rafi Ahmed, Suresh S Ramalingam
Exhausted T cells in chronic infections and cancer have sustained expression of the inhibitory receptor programmed cell death 1 (PD-1). Therapies that block the PD-1 pathway have shown promising clinical results in a significant number of advanced-stage cancer patients. Nonetheless, a better understanding of the immunological responses induced by PD-1 blockade in cancer patients is lacking. Identification of predictive biomarkers is a priority in the field, but whether peripheral blood analysis can provide biomarkers to monitor or predict patients' responses to treatment remains to be resolved...
April 26, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446570/prevalence-and-outcomes-of-achromobacter-species-infections-in-adults-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-north-american-cohort-study
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B D Edwards, J Greysson-Wong, R Somayaji, B Waddell, F J Whelan, D G Storey, H R Rabin, M G Surette, M D Parkins
Introduction:Achromobacter species are now increasingly recognized in CF, with unclear epidemiology and impact.Methods: We studied a cohort of patients attending a Canadian adult CF clinic who had positive sputum cultures for Achromobacter species from 1984-2013. Infection was categorized as transient or persistent (≥50% positive cultures in one year). Those with persistent infection were matched 2:1 with age, sex, and time-matched controls without history of Achromobacter infection and mixed effects models used to assess pulmonary exacerbation(PEx) frequency and lung function decline...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446558/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-adaptation-and-diversification-in-the-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis-lung
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Yasmin Hilliam, Matthew P Moore, Iain L Lamont, Diana Bilton, Charles S Haworth, Juliet Foweraker, Martin J Walshaw, David Williams, Joanne L Fothergill, Anthony De Soyza, Craig Winstanley
To characterise Pseudomonas aeruginosa populations during chronic lung infections of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis patients, we used whole-genome sequencing to 1) assess the diversity of P. aeruginosa and the prevalence of multilineage infections; 2) seek evidence for cross-infection or common source acquisition; and 3) characterise P. aeruginosa adaptations.189 isolates, obtained from the sputa of 91 patients attending 16 adult bronchiectasis centres in the UK, were whole-genome sequenced.Bronchiectasis isolates were representative of the wider P...
April 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446556/bacteria-driven-peribronchial-lymphoid-neogenesis-in-bronchiectasis-and-cystic-fibrosis
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Justine Frija-Masson, Clémence Martin, Lucile Regard, Marie-Noëlle Lothe, Lhousseine Touqui, Aurélie Durand, Bruno Lucas, Diane Damotte, Marco Alifano, Isabelle Fajac, Pierre-Régis Burgel
We aimed to characterise lymphoid neogenesis in bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis (CF) lungs and to examine the role of bacterial infection.Lymphoid aggregates were examined using immunohistochemical staining and morphometric analysis in surgical lung sections obtained from nonsmokers and patients with bronchiectasis or CF. Sterile, Pseudomonas aeruginosa- or Staphylococcus aureus-coated agarose beads were instilled intratracheally in mice. Kinetics of lymphoid neogenesis and chemokine expression were examined over 14 days...
April 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446389/infectious-and-non-infectious-pulmonary-complications-in-primary-immunodeficiencies
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R Yazdani, H Abolhassani, M Asgardoon, M Shaghaghi, M Modaresi, G Azizi, A Aghamohammadi
Primary immunodeficiency disorders (PIDs) have been described as diseases caused by one or more defects of the immune system. These patients are more likely to experience recurrent and/or severe infections and have a tendency to develop a wide range of complications. Respiratory diseases are the main and initial manifestation for the majority of PID patients and most common complication in this group of patients. Pulmonary complications present a significant cause of morbidity and also mortality among patients suffering from different forms of PIDs...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446387/risk-factors-for-persistent-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-in-cystic-fibrosis
#15
Mark T Jennings, Elliot C Dasenbrook, Noah Lechtzin, Michael P Boyle, Christian A Merlo
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has emerged as an important pathogen in cystic fibrosis (CF). Over 25% of individuals in the United States with CF are found to have MRSA in respiratory culture specimens, and persistent MRSA infection has been associated with more rapid decline in lung function and increased mortality. The objective of this study was to investigate clinical and demographic characteristics that are associated with the development of persistent MRSA infection in a CF population...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445159/invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Zhiyao Bao, Hong Chen, Min Zhou, Guochao Shi, Qingyun Li, Huanying Wan
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is an infection that often occurs in immunocompromised patients and has a high mortality rate. In recent years, the reported incidence of IPA in the context of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has seemingly increased. The combination of factors such as long-term corticosteroid use, increasing rate of bacterial exacerbations over time, lung immune imbalance, and malnutrition are responsible for the emergence of IPA in COPD patients. A diagnosis of IPA in COPD patients is difficult to make, which explains the delay in antifungal therapy and the high mortality rate...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443247/evaluation-of-a-new-ifn-%C3%AE-release-assay-for-rapid-diagnosis-of-active-tuberculosis-in-a-high-incidence-setting
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Gen Li, Feng Li, Hui-Min Zhao, Han-Li Wen, Hai-Cong Li, Chun-Ling Li, Ping Ji, Peng Xu, Kang Wu, Zhi-Dong Hu, Shui-Hua Lu, Douglas B Lowrie, Jian-Xin Lv, Xiao-Yong Fan
Blood-based interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) release assays (IGRAs) have been proven to be useful in the diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection. However, IGRAs have not been recommended for clinical practice in most low-income settings due to cost-intensive limitations and shortage of clinical data available. The established T-SPOT. TB assay containing Mtb-specific antigens ESAT-6 and CFP10 are widely used for immunodiagonsis of Mtb infection, but the high cost is one of the restricting factors against its clinical application in the developing countries...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442319/a-rare-case-of-congenital-bronchoesophageal-fistula-in-an-adult
#18
Naohiro Taira, Hidenori Kawasaki, Eriko Atsumi, Tomonori Furugen, Takaharu Ichi, Kazuaki Kushi, Tomofumi Yohena, Motoo Baba, Tsutomu Kawabata
INTRODUCTION: When congenital bronchoesophageal fistulas exist without atresia of the esophagus, the diagnosis can be delayed, although symptoms may occur early following fistula development. Therefore, while they are usually found in infants, they can be extremely rarely found in adults. We herein report a rare case of bronchoesophageal fistula without atresia in an adult. CASE: An 69-year-old male presented to the outpatient clinic with a decades-long history of cough with expectoration immediately after taking food, especially liquids...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441828/-clinical-analysis-of-seven-cases-of-pulmonary-malignant-tumors-in-children
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D Xu, Z M Chen, W Z Gu, Y S Wang, M X Huang, L F Tang, Y Y Zhang, Y Jiang
Objective: To understand the clinical manifestation, imaging characteristics and outcomes of pulmonary malignant tumors in children. Method: We retrospectively collected information about seven cases of pulmonary malignant tumors in children in our hospital from Jan 2010 to Dec 2016. The information included clinical manifestation, imaging characteristics, pathologic results, and treatment. Result: (1) All the seven patients firstly visited pediatric internal medicine departments. Symptoms included cough (n=6), dyspnea (n=4), fever (n=2), anorexia (n=2), chest tightness (n=1), chest pain (n=1), lameness (n=1), abdominal distension and constipation (n=1)...
April 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441462/transcriptomic-profiling-of-a-chicken-lung-epithelial-cell-line-clec213-reveals-a-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-activity-boost-during-influenza-virus-infection
#20
Léa Meyer, Olivier Leymarie, Christophe Chevalier, Evelyne Esnault, Marco Moroldo, Bruno Da Costa, Sonia Georgeault, Philippe Roingeard, Bernard Delmas, Pascale Quéré, Ronan Le Goffic
Avian Influenza virus (AIV) is a major concern for the global poultry industry. Since 2012, several countries have reported AIV outbreaks among domestic poultry. These outbreaks had tremendous impact on poultry production and socio-economic repercussion on farmers. In addition, the constant emergence of highly pathogenic AIV also poses a significant risk to human health. In this study, we used a chicken lung epithelial cell line (CLEC213) to gain a better understanding of the molecular consequences of low pathogenic AIV infection in their natural host...
2017: PloS One
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