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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634422/lipopolysaccharide-binding-protein-downregulates-fractalkine-through-activation-of-p38-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Xia Huang, Yi Zeng, Yujie Jiang, Yueqiu Qin, Weigui Luo, Shulin Xiang, Suren R Sooranna, Liao Pinhu
BACKGROUND: LBP and fractalkine are known to be involved in the pathogenesis of ARDS. This study investigated the relationship between LBP and fractalkine in LPS-induced A549 cells and rat lung tissue in an ARDS rat model. METHODS: A549 cells were transfected with LBP or LBP shRNA plasmid DNA or pretreated with SB203580 or SC-514 following LPS treatment. An ARDS rat model was established using LPS with or without LBPK95A, SB203580, or SC-514 treatment. RT-PCR, western blotting, ELISA, immunofluorescence, coimmunoprecipitation, and immunohistochemical staining were used to study the expression of fractalkine and LBP and p38 MAPK and p65 NF-κB activities...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634220/tidal-changes-on-ct-and-progression-of-ards
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Maurizio Cereda, Yi Xin, Hooman Hamedani, Giacomo Bellani, Stephen Kadlecek, Justin Clapp, Luca Guerra, Natalie Meeder, Jennia Rajaei, Nicholas J Tustison, James C Gee, Brian P Kavanagh, Rahim R Rizi
BACKGROUND: Uncertain prediction of outcome in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) impedes individual patient management and clinical trial design. OBJECTIVES: To develop a radiological metric of injurious inflation derived from matched inspiratory and expiratory CT scans, calibrate it in a model of experimental lung injury, and test it in patients with ARDS. METHODS: 73 anaesthetised rats (acid aspiration model) were ventilated (protective or non-protective) for up to 4 hours to generate a spectrum of lung injury...
June 20, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631361/optimal-right-heart-filling-pressure-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-determined-by-strain-echocardiography
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Romel Garcia-Montilla, Faryal Imam, Mi Miao, Kathryn Stinson, Akram Khan, Stephen Heitner
INTRODUCTION: Right ventricular (RV) systolic dysfunction is common in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). While preload optimization is crucial in its management, dynamic fluid responsiveness indices lack reliability, and there is no consensus on target central venous pressure (CVP). We analyzed the utility of RV free wall longitudinal strain (RVFWS) in the estimation of optimal RV filling pressure in ARDS. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional analysis of clinical data and echocardiograms of patients with ARDS was performed...
June 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611227/lung-injury-etiology-and-other-factors-influencing-the-relationship-between-dead-space-fraction-and-mortality-in-ards
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Richard H Kallet, Hanjing Zhuo, Kelly Ho, Michael S Lipnick, Antonio Gomez, Michael A Matthay
BACKGROUND: In ARDS, elevated pulmonary dead-space fraction (VD/VT) is a particularly strong indicator of mortality risk. Whether the magnitude of VD/VT is modified by the underlying etiology of ARDS and whether this influences the strength of its association with mortality remains unknown. We sought to elucidate the impact of ARDS etiology on VD/VT and also to determine whether ARDS severity, as classified by the Berlin definition, has correspondence with changes in VD/VT. METHODS: This single-center, retrospective, observational study (2010-2016) measured VD/VT in 685 subjects with ARDS as part of clinical management with lung-protective ventilation...
June 13, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604782/viral-genetic-variation-accounts-for-a-third-of-variability-in-hiv-1-set-point-viral-load-in-europe
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François Blanquart, Chris Wymant, Marion Cornelissen, Astrid Gall, Margreet Bakker, Daniela Bezemer, Matthew Hall, Mariska Hillebregt, Swee Hoe Ong, Jan Albert, Norbert Bannert, Jacques Fellay, Katrien Fransen, Annabelle J Gourlay, M Kate Grabowski, Barbara Gunsenheimer-Bartmeyer, Huldrych F Günthard, Pia Kivelä, Roger Kouyos, Oliver Laeyendecker, Kirsi Liitsola, Laurence Meyer, Kholoud Porter, Matti Ristola, Ard van Sighem, Guido Vanham, Ben Berkhout, Paul Kellam, Peter Reiss, Christophe Fraser
HIV-1 set-point viral load-the approximately stable value of viraemia in the first years of chronic infection-is a strong predictor of clinical outcome and is highly variable across infected individuals. To better understand HIV-1 pathogenesis and the evolution of the viral population, we must quantify the heritability of set-point viral load, which is the fraction of variation in this phenotype attributable to viral genetic variation. However, current estimates of heritability vary widely, from 6% to 59%. Here we used a dataset of 2,028 seroconverters infected between 1985 and 2013 from 5 European countries (Belgium, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom) and estimated the heritability of set-point viral load at 31% (CI 15%-43%)...
June 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598224/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-modulate-macrophages-in-clinically-relevant-lung-injury-models-by-extracellular-vesicle-mitochondrial-transfer
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Thomas J Morrison, Megan V Jackson, Erin K Cunningham, Adrien Kissenpfennig, Daniel F McAuley, Cecilia M O'Kane, Anna D Krasnodembskaya
RATIONALE: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) remains a major cause of respiratory failure in critically ill patients. Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSCs) are a promising candidate for a cell based therapy. However, the mechanisms of MSCs effects in ARDS are not well understood. Here we focused on the paracrine effect of MSCs on macrophage polarization and the role of extracellular vesicle (EV)-mediated mitochondrial transfer. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of human MSCs on macrophage function in the ARDS environment and to elucidate the mechanisms of these effects...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593401/external-validation-of-a-biomarker-and-clinical-prediction-model-for-hospital-mortality-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Zhiguo Zhao, Nancy Wickersham, Kirsten N Kangelaris, Addison K May, Gordon R Bernard, Michael A Matthay, Carolyn S Calfee, Tatsuki Koyama, Lorraine B Ware
PURPOSE: Mortality prediction in ARDS is important for prognostication and risk stratification. However, no prediction models have been independently validated. A combination of two biomarkers with age and APACHE III was superior in predicting mortality in the NHLBI ARDSNet ALVEOLI trial. We validated this prediction tool in two clinical trials and an observational cohort. METHODS: The validation cohorts included 849 patients from the NHLBI ARDSNet Fluid and Catheter Treatment Trial (FACTT), 144 patients from a clinical trial of sivelestat for ARDS (STRIVE), and 545 ARDS patients from the VALID observational cohort study...
June 7, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586887/association-of-gestational-weight-gain-with-maternal-and-infant-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Rebecca F Goldstein, Sally K Abell, Sanjeeva Ranasinha, Marie Misso, Jacqueline A Boyle, Mary Helen Black, Nan Li, Gang Hu, Francesco Corrado, Line Rode, Young Ju Kim, Margaretha Haugen, Won O Song, Min Hyoung Kim, Annick Bogaerts, Roland Devlieger, Judith H Chung, Helena J Teede
Importance: Body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain are increasing globally. In 2009, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) provided specific recommendations regarding the ideal gestational weight gain. However, the association between gestational weight gain consistent with theIOM guidelines and pregnancy outcomes is unclear. Objective: To perform a systematic review, meta-analysis, and metaregression to evaluate associations between gestational weight gain above or below the IOM guidelines (gain of 12...
June 6, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570160/acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-and-diffuse-alveolar-damage-new-insights-on-a-complex-relationship
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Pablo Cardinal-Fernández, José A Lorente, Aída Ballén-Barragán, Gustavo Matute-Bello
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a major clinical problem with high morbidity and mortality. Diffuse alveolar damage (DAD) is considered the histological hallmark for the acute phase of ARDS. DAD is characterized by an acute phase with edema, hyaline membranes, and inflammation, followed by an organizing phase with alveolar septal fibrosis and type II pneumocyte hyperplasia. Given the difficulties in obtaining a biopsy in patients with ARDS, the presence of DAD is not required to make the diagnosis...
June 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562480/indinavir-plus-methylprednisolone-ameliorates-experimental-acute-lung-injury-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Yunxia Ji, Guanghua Zhang, Haibo Zhu, Defang Li, Wanglin Jiang
BACKGROUND: An abnormal HMGB1 activation plays a key role in the pathogenesis of ALI. METHODS: In this study, the effects of Indinavir plus Methylprednisolone on the LPS-mediated activation in HPMECs, on the injury of AT I in vitro, and on rats with LPS-induced two-hit model with or without Methylprednisolone were investigated. RESULTS: Indinavir treatment resulted in a reduction of HMGB1, its receptor TLR-4, and HMGB1's downstream p-NF-κB, attenuating a decrease of VE-cadherin in LPS stimulated HPMECs...
May 29, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561802/nanofluid-types-their-synthesis-properties-and-incorporation-in-direct-solar-thermal-collectors-a-review
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REVIEW
Wisut Chamsa-Ard, Sridevi Brundavanam, Chun Che Fung, Derek Fawcett, Gerrard Poinern
The global demand for energy is increasing and the detrimental consequences of rising greenhouse gas emissions, global warming and environmental degradation present major challenges. Solar energy offers a clean and viable renewable energy source with the potential to alleviate the detrimental consequences normally associated with fossil fuel-based energy generation. However, there are two inherent problems associated with conventional solar thermal energy conversion systems. The first involves low thermal conductivity values of heat transfer fluids, and the second involves the poor optical properties of many absorbers and their coating...
May 31, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559468/severity-of-hypoxemia-and-other-factors-that-influence-the-response-to-aerosolized-prostacyclin-in-ards
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Richard H Kallet, Gregory Burns, Hanjing Zhuo, Kelly Ho, Justin S Phillips, Lance P Pangilinan, Vivian Yip, Antonio Gomez, Michael S Lipnick
BACKGROUND: ARDS is characterized by decreased functional residual capacity (FRC), heterogeneous lung injury, and severe hypoxemia. Tidal ventilation is preferentially distributed to ventilated alveoli. Aerosolized prostaglandin I2 exploits this pathophysiology by inducing local vasodilation, thereby increasing ventilation-perfusion matching and reducing hypoxemia. Therefore, aerosolized prostaglandin I2 efficacy may depend upon FRC. Both PaO2 /FIO2 and compliance of the respiratory system (CRS) are indirect signifiers of FRC and thus may partly determine the response to aerosolized prostaglandin I2...
May 30, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559467/effect-of-ards-severity-and-etiology-on-short-term-outcomes
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Haitham El-Haddad, Hyejeong Jang, Wei Chen, Ayman O Soubani
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the outcome of subjects with ARDS in relation to etiology and severity in a retrospective cohort study of the ARDS Network randomized controlled trials. The primary outcome was 28-d mortality. The secondary outcomes were 60-d mortality and ventilator- and ICU-free days. For severity of ARDS, subjects were stratified according to PaO2/FIO2. The etiology of ARDS was classified into sepsis, pneumonia, aspiration, trauma, and others. RESULTS: A total of 2,914 subjects were included in these trials...
May 30, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550403/healthcare-utilization-and-costs-in-ards-survivors-a-1-year-longitudinal-national-us-multicenter-study
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A Parker Ruhl, Minxuan Huang, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Taruja Karmarkar, Victor D Dinglas, Ramona O Hopkins, Dale M Needham
PURPOSE: To evaluate (1) post-discharge healthcare utilization and estimated costs in ARDS survivors, and (2) the association between patient and intensive care-related variables, and 6-month patient status, with subsequent hospitalization and costs. METHODS: Longitudinal cohort study enrolling from four ARDSNet trials in 44 US hospitals. Healthcare utilization was collected via structured interviews at 6 and 12 months post-ARDS, and hospital costs estimated via the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey...
May 26, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544796/skin-in-the-game-does-paying-for-obesity-treatment-out-of-pocket-lead-to-better-outcomes-compared-to-insurance-coverage
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Jamy D Ard, Matt Emery, Miranda Cook, Erica Hale, Annette Frain, Kristina H Lewis, Eunyoung Song
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether insurance coverage for medical weight loss treatment was associated with different program engagement and weight loss outcomes compared to those who paid out of pocket. METHODS: One-year outcomes from an academic medical weight management program were used to compare two groups: employees (n = 480) with insurance coverage ("covered") versus nonemployees (n = 463) who paid out of pocket ("self-pay"). Demographics and weight were abstracted from medical records...
June 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542443/effects-of-pressure-support-and-pressure-controlled-ventilation-on-lung-damage-in-a-model-of-mild-extrapulmonary-acute-lung-injury-with-intra-abdominal-hypertension
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Cintia L Santos, Raquel S Santos, Lillian Moraes, Cynthia S Samary, Nathane S Felix, Johnatas D Silva, Marcelo M Morales, Robert Huhle, Marcelo G Abreu, Alberto Schanaider, Pedro L Silva, Paolo Pelosi, Patricia R M Rocco
Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) may co-occur with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), with significant impact on morbidity and mortality. Lung-protective controlled mechanical ventilation with low tidal volume and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) has been recommended in ARDS. However, mechanical ventilation with spontaneous breathing activity may be beneficial to lung function and reduce lung damage in mild ARDS. We hypothesized that preserving spontaneous breathing activity during pressure support ventilation (PSV) would improve respiratory function and minimize ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) compared to pressure-controlled ventilation (PCV) in mild extrapulmonary acute lung injury (ALI) with IAH...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535820/predicted-body-weight-relationships-for-protective-ventilation-unisex-proposals-from-pre-term-through-to-adult
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Dion C Martin, Glenn N Richards
BACKGROUND: The lung-protective ventilation bundle has been shown to reduce mortality in adult acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). This concept has expanded to other areas of acute adult ventilation and is recommended for pediatric ventilation. A component of lung-protective ventilation relies on a prediction of lean body weight from height. The predicted body weight (PBW) relationship employed in the ARDS Network trial is considered valid only for adults, with a dedicated formula required for each sex...
May 23, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535788/endexpiratory-lung-volume-measurement-correlates-with-the-ventilation-perfusion-mismatch-in-lung-injured-pigs
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Jens Kamuf, Andreas Garcia-Bardon, Bastian Duenges, Tanghua Liu, Antje Jahn-Eimermacher, Florian Heid, Matthias David, Erik K Hartmann
BACKGROUND: In acute respiratory respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) a sustained mismatch of alveolar ventilation and perfusion (VA/Q) impairs the pulmonary gas exchange. Measurement of endexpiratory lung volume (EELV) by multiple breath-nitrogen washout/washin is a non-invasive, bedside technology to assess pulmonary function in mechanically ventilated patients. The present study examines the association between EELV changes and VA/Q distribution and the possibility to predict VA/Q normalization by means of EELV in a porcine model...
May 23, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534038/analysis-of-mitochondrial-transfer-in-direct-co-cultures-of-human-monocyte-derived-macrophages-mdm-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells-msc
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Megan V Jackson, Anna D Krasnodembskaya
Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC) are adult stem cells which have been shown to improve survival, enhance bacterial clearance and alleviate inflammation in pre-clinical models of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and sepsis. These diseases are characterised by uncontrolled inflammation often underpinned by bacterial infection. The mechanisms of MSC immunomodulatory effects are not fully understood yet. We sought to investigate MSC cell contact-dependent communication with alveolar macrophages (AM), professional phagocytes which play an important role in the lung inflammatory responses and anti-bacterial defence...
May 5, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528583/restoration-of-in-situ-fiber-degradation-and-the-role-of-fibrolytic-microbes-and-ruminal-ph-in-cows-fed-grain-rich-diets-transiently-or-continuously
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P Pourazad, R Khiaosa-Ard, B U Metzler-Zebeli, F Klevenhusen, Q Zebeli
In this study, we used two different grain-rich feeding models (continuous or transient) to determine their effects on in situ fiber degradation and abundances of important rumen fibrolytic microbes in the rumen. The role of the magnitude of ruminal pH drop during grain feeding in the fiber degradation was also determined. The study was performed in eight rumen-fistulated dry cows. They were fed forage-only diet (baseline), and then challenged with a 60% concentrate diet for 4 weeks, either continuously (n=4 cows) or transiently (n=4 cows)...
May 22, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
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