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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896062/acute-fibrinous-and-organizing-pneumonia-in-a-patient-with-sjogren-s-syndrome
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Adebayo Fasanya, Viral Gandhi, Christina DiCarlo, Raghukumar Thirumala
Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP) is a histological pattern characterized by intra-alveolar fibrin deposition and associated organizing pneumonia. AFOP has been associated with many rheumatologic disorders in the literature but has not been described in association with Sjogren's syndrome. This paper shows a rare association of AFOP with Sjogren's syndrome. Patient's symptoms promptly improved after treatment with steroid.
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890868/serological-validation-of-an-alveolar-echinococcosis-rat-model-with-a-single-hepatic-lesion
#2
Masamichi Yamashita, Tomohiro Imagawa, Yasuhito Sako, Munehiro Okamoto, Tetsuya Yanagida, Yoshiharu Okamoto, Takeshi Tsuka, Tomohiro Osaki, Akira Ito
Serology is important for the diagnosis and follow-up of human alveolar echinococcosis (AE). However, patient conditions are highly variable among those with AE, and antibody responses in serological follow-up have not been well-defined. We recently described a new AE rat model established by implantation of small AE tissue into a single arbitrary location in the liver; no metastasis and dissemination were observed. In the present study, we examined the serological characteristics in our rat model before and after surgical treatment...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880037/suppressed-erythropoietin-expression-in-a-nitrofen-induced-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
#3
Hajime Takayasu, Koki Hagiwara, Kouji Masumoto
BACKGROUND: Erythropoietin (EPO), an essential stimulator of erythropoiesis produced by the fetal liver, is important both in vascular remodeling and modulation of the endothelial response in the pulmonary vasculature. In addition, EPO guides alveolar development, along with retinoic acid (RA). EPO is a direct target of RA, and the retinoid pathway is altered in the nitrofen-induced congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) model. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that the synthesis of EPO is suppressed in a rat model of CDH...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859259/vessel-co-option-is-common-in-human-lung-metastases-and-mediates-resistance-to-anti-angiogenic-therapy-in-preclinical-lung-metastasis-models
#4
Victoria L Bridgeman, Peter B Vermeulen, Shane Foo, Agnes Bilecz, Frances Daley, Eleftherios Kostaras, Mark R Nathan, Elaine Wan, Sophia Frentzas, Thomas Schweiger, Balazs Hegedus, Konrad Hoetzenecker, Ferenc Renyi-Vamos, Elizabeth A Kuczynski, Naveen S Vasudev, James Larkin, Martin Gore, Harold F Dvorak, Sandor Paku, Robert S Kerbel, Balazs Dome, Andrew R Reynolds
Anti-angiogenic therapies have shown limited efficacy in the clinical management of metastatic disease, including lung metastases. Moreover, the mechanisms via which tumours resist anti-angiogenic therapies are poorly understood. Importantly, rather than utilising angiogenesis, some metastases may instead incorporate pre-existing vessels from surrounding tissue (vessel co-option). Since anti-angiogenic therapies were designed to target only new blood vessel growth, vessel co-option has been proposed as a mechanism that could drive resistance to anti-angiogenic therapy...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858979/spatial-variation-in-mandibular-bone-elastic-modulus-and-its-effect-on-structural-bending-stiffness-a-test-case-using-the-ta%C3%A3-forest-monkeys
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Kim N Le, Matthew Marsik, David J Daegling, Ana Duque, William Scott McGraw
OBJECTIVES: We investigated how heterogeneity in material stiffness affects structural stiffness in the cercopithecid mandibular cortical bone. We assessed (1) whether this effect changes the interpretation of interspecific structural stiffness variation across four primate species, (2) whether the heterogeneity is random, and (3) whether heterogeneity mitigates bending stress in the jaw associated with food processing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample consisted of Taï Forest, Cote d'Ivoire, monkeys: Cercocebus atys, Piliocolobus badius, Colobus polykomos, and Cercopithecus diana...
November 18, 2016: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843709/a-computational-model-of-cellular-engraftment-on-lung-scaffolds
#6
Joshua J Pothen, Vignesh Rajendran, Darcy Wagner, Daniel J Weiss, Bradford J Smith, Baoshun Ma, Jason H T Bates
The possibility that stem cells might be used to regenerate tissue is now being investigated for a variety of organs, but these investigations are still essentially exploratory and have few predictive tools available to guide experimentation. We propose, in this study, that the field of lung tissue regeneration might be better served by predictive tools that treat stem cells as agents that obey certain rules of behavior governed by both their phenotype and their environment. Sufficient knowledge of these rules of behavior would then, in principle, allow lung tissue development to be simulated computationally...
2016: BioResearch Open Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842508/global-dna-methylation-profiling-uncovers-distinct-methylation-patterns-of-protocadherin-alpha4-in-metastatic-and-non-metastatic-rhabdomyosarcoma
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L Tombolan, E Poli, P Martini, A Zin, C Millino, B Pacchioni, B Celegato, G Bisogno, C Romualdi, A Rosolen, G Lanfranchi
BACKGROUND: Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), which can be classified as embryonal RMS (ERMS) and alveolar RMS (ARMS), represents the most frequent soft tissue sarcoma in the pediatric population; the latter shows greater aggressiveness and metastatic potential with respect to the former. Epigenetic alterations in cancer include DNA methylation changes and histone modifications that influence overall gene expression patterns. Different tumor subtypes are characterized by distinct methylation signatures that could facilitate early disease detection and greater prognostic accuracy...
November 14, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836209/-extracorporeal-co2-removal-as-life-support-system-for-a-severe-organizing-pneumonia
#8
G Rival, O Millet, G Capellier
INTRODUCTION: Acute lung injuries are usually found in intensive care unit. The diffuse alveolar damage (DAD) is the associated histological pattern and the most severe end-stage of the disease. Organizing pneumonia (OP), for which corticosteroids are the reference therapy, can mimic DAD. While postponing the response to treatment, to limit mechanical ventilation side effects, extracorporeal membrane oxygene can be proposed. We present a case of a severe OP for which extracorporeal CO2 removal (ECCO2R) is used as a bridge to recovery under corticosteroid therapy...
November 8, 2016: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832073/lack-of-effect-of-oral-sulforaphane-administration-on-nrf2-expression-in-copd-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Robert A Wise, Janet T Holbrook, Gerard Criner, Sanjay Sethi, Sobharani Rayapudi, Kuladeep R Sudini, Elizabeth A Sugar, Alyce Burke, Rajesh Thimmulappa, Anju Singh, Paul Talalay, Jed W Fahey, Charles S Berenson, Michael R Jacobs, Shyam Biswal
BACKGROUND: COPD patients have high pulmonary and systemic oxidative stress that correlates with severity of disease. Sulforaphane has been shown to induce expression of antioxidant genes via activation of a transcription factor, nuclear factor erythroid-2 related factor 2 (Nrf2). METHODS: This parallel, placebo-controlled, phase 2, randomized trial was conducted at three US academic medical centers. Patients who met GOLD criteria for COPD and were able to tolerate bronchoscopies were randomly assigned (1:1:1) to receive placebo, 25 μmoles, or 150 μmoles sulforaphane daily by mouth for four weeks...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818546/tomography-patterns-of-lung-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Andréa de Lima Bastos, Ricardo de Amorim Corrêa, Gilda Aparecida Ferreira
Currently, lung impairment is the leading factor responsible for the morbidity and mortality associated with systemic sclerosis. Therefore, the recognition of the various tomography patterns becomes decisive in the clinical management of these patients. In high-resolution computed tomography studies, the most common pattern is that of nonspecific interstitial pneumonia. However, there are other forms of lung involvement that must also be recognized. The aim of this study was to review the literature on the main changes resulting from pulmonary involvement in systemic sclerosis and the corresponding radiological findings, considering the current classification of interstitial diseases...
September 2016: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812087/identifying-early-target-cells-of-nipah-virus-infection-in-syrian-hamsters
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Laura Baseler, Dana P Scott, Greg Saturday, Eva Horne, Rebecca Rosenke, Tina Thomas, Kimberly Meade-White, Elaine Haddock, Heinz Feldmann, Emmie de Wit
BACKGROUND: Nipah virus causes respiratory and neurologic disease with case fatality rates up to 100% in individual outbreaks. End stage lesions have been described in the respiratory and nervous systems, vasculature and often lymphoid organs in fatal human cases; however, the initial target organs of Nipah virus infection have not been identified. Here, we detected the initial target tissues and cells of Nipah virus and tracked virus dissemination during the early phase of infection in Syrian hamsters inoculated with a Nipah virus isolate from Malaysia (NiV-M) or Bangladesh (NiV-B)...
November 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810625/computationally-efficient-analysis-of-particle-transport-and-deposition-in-a-human-whole-lung-airway-model-part-i-theory-and-model-validation
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Arun V Kolanjiyil, Clement Kleinstreuer
Computational predictions of aerosol transport and deposition in the human respiratory tract can assist in evaluating detrimental or therapeutic health effects when inhaling toxic particles or administering drugs. However, the sheer complexity of the human lung, featuring a total of 16 million tubular airways, prohibits detailed computer simulations of the fluid-particle dynamics for the entire respiratory system. Thus, in order to obtain useful and efficient particle deposition results, an alternative modeling approach is necessary where the whole-lung geometry is approximated and physiological boundary conditions are implemented to simulate breathing...
October 27, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809827/acute-exacerbation-of-ipf-has-systemic-consequences-with-multiple-organ-injury-with-sra-and-tnf-%C3%AE-cells-in-the-systemic-circulation-playing-central-roles-in-multiple-organ-injury
#13
Iwao Emura, Hiroyuki Usuda
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) are not fully understood. Few studies have examined autopsy findings in patients who have died from an acute exacerbation of IPF. The pathologic findings in systemic organs have not been described. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the autopsy findings in 12 patients who had died from an acute exacerbation of IPF and two of connective tissue disease- associated interstitial lung disease between 2005 and 2015...
November 3, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805443/use-of-manual-alveolar-recruitment-maneuvers-to-eliminate-atelectasis-artifacts-identified-during-thoracic-computed-tomography-of-healthy-neonatal-foals
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Kara M Lascola, Stuart C Clark-Price, Stephen K Joslyn, Mark A Mitchell, Robert T O'Brien, Susan K Hartman, Kevin H Kline
OBJECTIVE To evaluate use of single manual alveolar recruitment maneuvers (ARMs) to eliminate atelectasis during CT of anesthetized foals. ANIMALS 6 neonatal Standardbred foals. PROCEDURES Thoracic CT was performed on spontaneously breathing anesthetized foals positioned in sternal (n = 3) or dorsal (3) recumbency when foals were 24 to 36 hours old (time 1), 4 days old (time 2), 7 days old (time 3), and 10 days old (time 4). The CT images were collected without ARMs (all times) and during ARMs with an internal airway pressure of 10, 20, and 30 cm H2O (times 2 and 3)...
November 2016: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800592/stress-and-displacement-pattern-evaluation-using-two-different-palatal-expanders-in-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-a-three-dimensional-finite-element-analysis
#15
Anoop Mathew, K S Nagachandran, Devaki Vijayalakshmi
BACKGROUND: In this finite element (FE) study, the stress distribution and displacement pattern was evaluated in the mid-palatal area and around circum-maxillary sutures exerted by bone-borne palatal expander (BBPE) in comparison with conventional HYRAX rapid palatal expander in unilateral cleft lip and palate. METHODS: Computed tomography scan images of a patient with unilateral cleft palate was used to create a FE model of the maxillary bone along with circum-maxillary sutures...
December 2016: Progress in Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799565/fusion-transcriptome-profiling-provides-insights-into-alveolar-rhabdomyosarcoma
#16
Zhongqiu Xie, Mihaela Babiceanu, Shailesh Kumar, Yuemeng Jia, Fujun Qin, Frederic G Barr, Hui Li
Gene fusions and fusion products were thought to be unique features of neoplasia. However, more and more studies have identified fusion RNAs in normal physiology. Through RNA sequencing of 27 human noncancer tissues, a large number of fusion RNAs were found. By analyzing fusion transcriptome, we observed close clusterings between samples of same or similar tissues, supporting the feasibility of using fusion RNA profiling to reveal connections between biological samples. To put the concept into use, we selected alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS), a myogenic pediatric cancer whose exact cell of origin is not clear...
October 31, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799180/high-peep-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-quantitative-evaluation-between-improved-arterial-oxygenation-and-decreased-oxygen-delivery
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M Chikhani, A Das, M Haque, W Wang, D G Bates, J G Hardman
BACKGROUND: Positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) is widely used to improve oxygenation and prevent alveolar collapse in mechanically ventilated patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Although PEEP improves arterial oxygenation predictably, high-PEEP strategies have demonstrated equivocal improvements in ARDS-related mortality. The effect of PEEP on tissue oxygen delivery is poorly understood and is difficult to quantify or investigate in the clinical environment...
November 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798547/streptococcus-pneumoniae-serotypes-and-antibiotic-susceptibility-patterns-in-middle-ear-fluid-isolates-during-acute-otitis-media-and-nasopharyngeal-isolates-during-community-acquired-alveolar-pneumonia-in-central-romania
#18
Raluca-Ileana Lixandru, Cristian Falup-Pecurariu, Laura Bleotu, Alice Mercas, Eugene Leibovitz, Ron Dagan, David Greenberg, Oana Falup-Pecurariu
INTRODUCTION: Streptococcus pneumoniae is a common cause of community-acquired alveolar pneumonia (CAAP) and acute otitis media (AOM) in children. Romania has high rates of S. pneumoniae antibiotic resistance. The pneumococcal conjugated vaccines (PCVs) are not being used routinely in this country. The aims of the study were: 1) To compare pneumococcal antibiotic resistance patterns in AOM and CAAP in children from central Romania; and 2) to compare differences in the distribution of pneumococcal serotypes isolated from the middle ear fluid (MEF) of children with AOM and from the nasopharynx (NP) of children with CAAP...
October 25, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784479/-pulmonary-surfactant-protein-adenosine-triphosphate-binding-cassette-a3-gene-composite-mutations-in-infant-congenital-interstitial-lung-disease-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-literature
#19
N Xie, D H Chen, Y N Lin, S Z Wu, Y Y Gu, Q S Zeng, Y Y Zhai, L Y Yang, J X Xu
: Objective: To report a case of the pulmonary surfactant protein(SP) adenosine triphosphate-binding-cassette-A3 (ABCA3) gene mutations in infant congenital interstitial lung disease(ILD), and review the related literature, to investigate the relationships of ABCA3 gene mutation associated with ILD in infants. Method: A 6-months-old boy was hospitalized in the department of Pediatrics of the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University. The clinical, radiological, histological information from transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB) and genetic testing in this case was analyzed; 12 reports retrieved on literature search at Pubmed, OVID databases from 2004 to 2015 by using the ABCA3 as keyword were reviewed and analyzed...
October 2, 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783770/risk-factors-associated-with-the-failure-of-miniscrews-a-ten-year-cross-sectional-study
#20
Ana Cláudia Moreira Melo, Augusto Ricardo Andrighetto, Suélen Darab Hirt, Ana Luiza Melo Bongiolo, Siddhartha Uhrigshardt Silva, Marcos André Duarte da Silva
The aims of this study were to identify (1) patient-related factors (sex, age, craniofacial pattern and smoking habit), (2) miniscrews implants (MSI)-related factors (length and diameter) and (3) location-related factors [bone (maxilla or mandible) and area (buccal, lingual and alveolar ridge)] that may be associated with MSI loss of stability. A total of 1356 MSI were installed in 570 patients (423 females and 147 males) with mean age of 42.7 during a 10-year period and were clinically evaluated once a month until the end of the proposed movement...
October 24, 2016: Brazilian Oral Research
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