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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722791/treatment-evaluation-using-lung-sound-analysis-in-asthmatic-children
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Chizu Habukawa, Katsumi Murakami, Mitsuru Endoh, Noriaki Horii, Yukio Nagasaka
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive assessment of treatment and prediction of attacks in asthmatic children do not yet exist. Lung sound analysis can non-invasively evaluate airway obstruction. We used a recently developed technology for analysing lung sounds using ic700 (index of the chest wall at 700 Hz, sound intensity at 700 Hz) to evaluate response to inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) in asthmatic children. METHOD: Seventy asthmatic children, including infants, underwent lung sound recording in the asymptomatic state prior to and 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks after ICS treatment, and asthma control was assessed at 10 weeks...
July 19, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708814/chirp-evoked-otoacoustic-emissions-and-middle-ear-absorbance-for-monitoring-ototoxicity-in-cystic-fibrosis-patients
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Angela C Garinis, Douglas H Keefe, Lisa L Hunter, Denis F Fitzpatrick, Daniel B Putterman, Garnett P McMillan, Jeffrey A Gold, M Patrick Feeney
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to investigate the use of transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) and middle ear absorbance measurements to monitor auditory function in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) receiving ototoxic medications. TEOAEs were elicited with a chirp stimulus using an extended bandwidth (0.71 to 8 kHz) to measure cochlear function at higher frequencies than traditional TEOAEs. Absorbance over a wide bandwidth (0.25 to 8 kHz) provides information on middle ear function...
July 13, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706139/a-phase-i-study-of-foretinib-plus-erlotinib-in-patients-with-previously-treated-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-canadian-cancer-trials-group-ind-196
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Natasha B Leighl, Ming-Sound Tsao, Geoffrey Liu, Dongsheng Tu, Cheryl Ho, Frances A Shepherd, Nevin Murray, John R Goffin, Garth Nicholas, Shingo Sakashita, Zhuo Chen, Lucia Kim, Jean Powers, Lesley Seymour, Glenwood Goss, Penelope A Bradbury
PURPOSE: MET and AXL mediate resistance to EGFR TKI in NSCLC. Foretinib, a MET/RON/AXL/TIE-2/VEGFR kinase inhibitor may overcome EGFR kinase resistance. This dose escalation study combined foretinib and erlotinib in advanced pretreated NSCLC patients. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The primary endpoint was to define the RP2D of foretinib plus erlotinib as continuous oral daily dosing. Secondary objectives included safety, pharmacokinetics, response and potential biomarkers of response including EGFR, KRAS genotype, MET, AXL expression, and circulating HGF levels...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686497/immunohistochemistry-of-pulmonary-biomarkers-a-perspective-from-members-of-the-pulmonary-pathology-society
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Erik Thunnissen, Timothy Craig Allen, Julien Adam, Dara L Aisner, Mary Beth Beasley, Alain C Borczuk, Philip T Cagle, Vera Luiza Capelozzi, Wendy Cooper, Lida P Hariri, Izidor Kern, Sylvie Lantuejoul, Ross Miller, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Teodora Radonic, Kirtee Raparia, Natasha Rekhtman, Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri, Prudence Russell, Frank Schneider, Lynette M Sholl, Ming Sound Tsao, Marina Vivero, Yasushi Yatabe
The use of immunohistochemistry for the determination of pulmonary carcinoma biomarkers is a well-established and powerful technique. Immunohistochemisty is readily available in pathology laboratories, is relatively easy to perform and assess, can provide clinically meaningful results very quickly, and is relatively inexpensive. Pulmonary predictive biomarkers provide results essential for timely and accurate therapeutic decision making; for patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, predictive immunohistochemistry includes ALK, (ROS1, EGFR in Europe), and programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) testing...
July 7, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657194/accommodating-missingness-in-environmental-measurements-in-gene-environment-interaction-analysis
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Mengyun Wu, Yangguang Zang, Sanguo Zhang, Jian Huang, Shuangge Ma
For the prognosis of complex diseases, beyond the main effects of genetic (G) and environmental (E) factors, gene-environment (G-E) interactions also play an important role. Many approaches have been developed for detecting important G-E interactions, most of which assume that measurements are complete. In practical data analysis, missingness in E measurements is not uncommon, and failing to properly accommodate such missingness leads to biased estimation and false marker identification. In this study, we conduct G-E interaction analysis with prognosis data under an accelerated failure time (AFT) model...
June 28, 2017: Genetic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643002/genotoxicity-testing-of-different-surface-functionalized-sio2-zro2-and-silver-nanomaterials-in-3d-human-bronchial-models
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Andrea Haase, Nils Dommershausen, Markus Schulz, Robert Landsiedel, Philipp Reichardt, Benjamin-Christoph Krause, Jutta Tentschert, Andreas Luch
Inhalation is considered a critical uptake route for NMs, demanding for sound toxicity testing using relevant test systems. This study investigates cytotoxicity and genotoxicity in EpiAirway™ 3D human bronchial models using 16 well-characterized NMs, including surface-functionalized 15 nm SiO2 (4 variants), 10 nm ZrO2 (4), and nanosilver (3), ZnO NM-110, TiO2 NM-105, BaSO4 NM-220, and two AlOOH NMs. Cytotoxicity was assessed by LDH and ATP assays and genotoxicity by the alkaline comet assay. For 9 NMs, uptake was investigated using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)...
June 22, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641244/computerized-lung-sound-screening-for-pediatric-auscultation-in-noisy-field-environments
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Dimitra Emmanouilidou, Eric D McCollum, Daniel E Park, Mounya Elhilali
GOAL: Chest auscultations offer a non-invasive and low-cost tool for monitoring lung disease. However, they present many shortcomings including inter-listener variability, subjectivity, and vulnerability to noise and distortions. The current work proposes a computer-aided approach to process lung signals acquired in the field under adverse noisy conditions, by improving the signal quality and offering automated iden- tification of abnormal auscultations indicative of respiratory pathologies...
June 19, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626903/economical-sponge-phantom-for-teaching-understanding-and-researching-a-and-b-line-reverberation-artifacts-in-lung-ultrasound
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Christian Blüthgen, Sergio Sanabria, Thomas Frauenfelder, Volker Klingmüller, Marga Rominger
This project evaluated a low-cost sponge phantom setup for its capability to teach and study A- and B-line reverberation artifacts known from lung ultrasound and to numerically simulate sound wave interaction with the phantom using a finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) model. Both A- and B-line artifacts were reproducible on B-mode ultrasound imaging as well as in the FDTD-based simulation. The phantom was found to be an easy-to-set up and economical tool for understanding, teaching, and researching A- and B-line artifacts occurring in lung ultrasound...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616380/rare-case-of-pulmonary-histoplasmosis-complicated-with-bronchocentric-granulomatosis-in-a-non-endemic-area
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Evanthia Botsa, Ioanna Thanou, Stamatina Kabanarou, Loukas Thanos
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary histoplasmosis is a fungal infection caused by histoplasma capsulatum, rarely diagnosed in non endemic areas and/or immunocompromised patients. Complication of pulmonary histoplasmosis with bronchocentric granulomatosis is extremely rare. CASE REPORT: A 48-year-old man with prolonged fever and nausea was admitted to our hospital. Clinical examination revealed pathological auscultatory sounds to the left lung. Computed tomography was performed and revealed a large solid mass of the left upper lobe, limited pleural and pericardial effusion and calcified lymphadenopathy of mediastinum...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604730/large-scale-association-analysis-identifies-new-lung-cancer-susceptibility-loci-and-heterogeneity-in-genetic-susceptibility-across-histological-subtypes
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James D McKay, Rayjean J Hung, Younghun Han, Xuchen Zong, Robert Carreras-Torres, David C Christiani, Neil E Caporaso, Mattias Johansson, Xiangjun Xiao, Yafang Li, Jinyoung Byun, Alison Dunning, Karen A Pooley, David C Qian, Xuemei Ji, Geoffrey Liu, Maria N Timofeeva, Stig E Bojesen, Xifeng Wu, Loic Le Marchand, Demetrios Albanes, Heike Bickeböller, Melinda C Aldrich, William S Bush, Adonina Tardon, Gad Rennert, M Dawn Teare, John K Field, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Philip Lazarus, Aage Haugen, Stephen Lam, Matthew B Schabath, Angeline S Andrew, Hongbing Shen, Yun-Chul Hong, Jian-Min Yuan, Pier Alberto Bertazzi, Angela C Pesatori, Yuanqing Ye, Nancy Diao, Li Su, Ruyang Zhang, Yonathan Brhane, Natasha Leighl, Jakob S Johansen, Anders Mellemgaard, Walid Saliba, Christopher A Haiman, Lynne R Wilkens, Ana Fernandez-Somoano, Guillermo Fernandez-Tardon, Henricus F M van der Heijden, Jin Hee Kim, Juncheng Dai, Zhibin Hu, Michael P A Davies, Michael W Marcus, Hans Brunnström, Jonas Manjer, Olle Melander, David C Muller, Kim Overvad, Antonia Trichopoulou, Rosario Tumino, Jennifer A Doherty, Matt P Barnett, Chu Chen, Gary E Goodman, Angela Cox, Fiona Taylor, Penella Woll, Irene Brüske, H-Erich Wichmann, Judith Manz, Thomas R Muley, Angela Risch, Albert Rosenberger, Kjell Grankvist, Mikael Johansson, Frances A Shepherd, Ming-Sound Tsao, Susanne M Arnold, Eric B Haura, Ciprian Bolca, Ivana Holcatova, Vladimir Janout, Milica Kontic, Jolanta Lissowska, Anush Mukeria, Simona Ognjanovic, Tadeusz M Orlowski, Ghislaine Scelo, Beata Swiatkowska, David Zaridze, Per Bakke, Vidar Skaug, Shanbeh Zienolddiny, Eric J Duell, Lesley M Butler, Woon-Puay Koh, Yu-Tang Gao, Richard S Houlston, John McLaughlin, Victoria L Stevens, Philippe Joubert, Maxime Lamontagne, David C Nickle, Ma'en Obeidat, Wim Timens, Bin Zhu, Lei Song, Linda Kachuri, María Soler Artigas, Martin D Tobin, Louise V Wain, Thorunn Rafnar, Thorgeir E Thorgeirsson, Gunnar W Reginsson, Kari Stefansson, Dana B Hancock, Laura J Bierut, Margaret R Spitz, Nathan C Gaddis, Sharon M Lutz, Fangyi Gu, Eric O Johnson, Ahsan Kamal, Claudio Pikielny, Dakai Zhu, Sara Lindströem, Xia Jiang, Rachel F Tyndale, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Jonathan Beesley, Yohan Bossé, Stephen Chanock, Paul Brennan, Maria Teresa Landi, Christopher I Amos
Although several lung cancer susceptibility loci have been identified, much of the heritability for lung cancer remains unexplained. Here 14,803 cases and 12,262 controls of European descent were genotyped on the OncoArray and combined with existing data for an aggregated genome-wide association study (GWAS) analysis of lung cancer in 29,266 cases and 56,450 controls. We identified 18 susceptibility loci achieving genome-wide significance, including 10 new loci. The new loci highlight the striking heterogeneity in genetic susceptibility across the histological subtypes of lung cancer, with four loci associated with lung cancer overall and six loci associated with lung adenocarcinoma...
July 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596461/classification-of-pulmonary-pathology-from-breath-sounds-using-the-wavelet-packet-transform-and-an-extreme-learning-machine
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Rajkumar Palaniappan, Kenneth Sundaraj, Sebastian Sundaraj, N Huliraj, S S Revadi
BACKGROUND: Auscultation is a medical procedure used for the initial diagnosis and assessment of lung and heart diseases. From this perspective, we propose assessing the performance of the extreme learning machine (ELM) classifiers for the diagnosis of pulmonary pathology using breath sounds. METHODS: Energy and entropy features were extracted from the breath sound using the wavelet packet transform. The statistical significance of the extracted features was evaluated by one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA)...
June 8, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594918/obesity-metabolic-factors-and-risk-of-different-histological-types-of-lung-cancer-a-mendelian-randomization-study
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Robert Carreras-Torres, Mattias Johansson, Philip C Haycock, Kaitlin H Wade, Caroline L Relton, Richard M Martin, George Davey Smith, Demetrius Albanes, Melinda C Aldrich, Angeline Andrew, Susanne M Arnold, Heike Bickeböller, Stig E Bojesen, Hans Brunnström, Jonas Manjer, Irene Brüske, Neil E Caporaso, Chu Chen, David C Christiani, W Jay Christian, Jennifer A Doherty, Eric J Duell, John K Field, Michael P A Davies, Michael W Marcus, Gary E Goodman, Kjell Grankvist, Aage Haugen, Yun-Chul Hong, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Erik H F M van der Heijden, Peter Kraft, Mikael B Johansson, Stephen Lam, Maria Teresa Landi, Philip Lazarus, Loïc Le Marchand, Geoffrey Liu, Olle Melander, Sungshim L Park, Gad Rennert, Angela Risch, Eric B Haura, Ghislaine Scelo, David Zaridze, Anush Mukeriya, Milan Savić, Jolanta Lissowska, Beata Swiatkowska, Vladimir Janout, Ivana Holcatova, Dana Mates, Matthew B Schabath, Hongbing Shen, Adonina Tardon, M Dawn Teare, Penella Woll, Ming-Sound Tsao, Xifeng Wu, Jian-Min Yuan, Rayjean J Hung, Christopher I Amos, James McKay, Paul Brennan
BACKGROUND: Assessing the relationship between lung cancer and metabolic conditions is challenging because of the confounding effect of tobacco. Mendelian randomization (MR), or the use of genetic instrumental variables to assess causality, may help to identify the metabolic drivers of lung cancer. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We identified genetic instruments for potential metabolic risk factors and evaluated these in relation to risk using 29,266 lung cancer cases (including 11,273 adenocarcinomas, 7,426 squamous cell and 2,664 small cell cases) and 56,450 controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590447/left-right-asymmetry-in-spectral-characteristics-of-lung-sounds-detected-using-a-dual-channel-auscultation-system-in-healthy-young-adults
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Jang-Zern Tsai, Ming-Lang Chang, Jiun-Yue Yang, Dar Kuo, Ching-Hsiung Lin, Cheng-Deng Kuo
Though lung sounds auscultation is important for the diagnosis and monitoring of lung diseases, the spectral characteristics of lung sounds have not been fully understood. This study compared the spectral characteristics of lung sounds between the right and left lungs and between healthy male and female subjects using a dual-channel auscultation system. Forty-two subjects aged 18-22 years without smoking habits and any known pulmonary diseases participated in this study. The lung sounds were recorded from seven pairs of auscultation sites on the chest wall simultaneously...
June 7, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588116/high-oxygen-concentrations-adversely-affect-the-performance-of-pulmonary-surfactant
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Craig D Smallwood, Parnian Boloori-Zadeh, Maricris R Silva, Andrew Gouldstone
BACKGROUND: Although effective in the neonatal population, exogenous pulmonary surfactant has not demonstrated a benefit in pediatric and adult subjects with hypoxic lung injury despite a sound physiologic rationale. Importantly, neonatal surfactant replacement therapy is administered in conjunction with low fractional FIO2 while pediatric/adult therapy is administered with high FIO2 . We suspected a connection between FIO2 and surfactant performance. Therefore, we sought to assess a possible mechanism by which the activity of pulmonary surfactant is adversely affected by direct oxygen exposure in in vitro experiments...
June 6, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578740/application-of-network-methods-for-understanding-mental-disorders-pitfalls-and-promise
#15
S Guloksuz, L-K Pries, J van Os
Galvanized with the availability of sophisticated statistical techniques and large datasets, network medicine has emerged as an active area of investigation. Following this trend, network methods have been utilized to understand the interplay between symptoms of mental disorders. This realistic approach that may provide an improved framework into understanding mental conditions and underlying mechanisms is certainly to be welcomed. However, we have noticed that symptom network studies tend to lose sight of the fundamentals, overlook major limitations embedded in study designs, and make inferences that are difficult to justify with current findings...
June 5, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566083/-a-case-of-coccidioidomycosis-in-turkey-imported-from-the-united-states-of-america
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Seniha Başaran, Nilgün Karabıçak, Serap Şimşek Yavuz, Nathan P Wiederhold, Seda Şafak, Aysun Sarıbuğa, Deanna A Sutton, Züleyha Bingöl, Atahan Çağatay, Halit Özsüt, Zeki Kılıçaslan, Haluk Eraksoy
Coccidioidomycosis caused by Coccidioides immitis or Coccidioides posadasii is a rare infectious disease except in endemic regions. In this report the third documented imported case of coccidioidomycosis in Turkey was presented. A thirty-year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital with fever and purulent drainage from his chest tube. He had worked in Arizona, USA, until 4 months before this presentation. While in Arizona, he experienced cough and hemoptysis and was diagnosed as pulmonary coccidioidomycosis...
April 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566081/-a-rarely-isolated-bacterium-in-microbiology-laboratories-streptococcus-uberis
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Canan Eryıldız, Şebnem Bukavaz, Şaban Gürcan, Osman Hatipoğlu
Streptococcus uberis is a gram-positive bacterium that is mostly responsible for mastitis in cattle. The bacterium rarely has been associated with human infections. Conventional phenotyphic methods can be inadequate for the identification of S.uberis; and in microbiology laboratories S.uberis is confused with the other streptococci and enterococci isolates. Recently, molecular methods are recommended for the accurate identification of S.uberis isolates. The aim of this report is to present a lower respiratory tract infection case caused by S...
April 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530262/transtracheal-endoscopic-assisted-resection-of-a-rare-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumour-in-adult-trachea-a-case-report
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S Reddy, R Swamy, D V Kumar Irugu, K V V Ramji
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumours (IMTs) are rare and clinically benign in childhood, and malignant in adults. The aetiology of IMTs is not clear, and recent studies report it as true neoplasm rather than a reactive or inflammatory lesion. IMTs can involve any part of the body, but are usually common in lungs. These are rarely seen in adults and tracheal involvement is also rare in both adults and children. We describe an 18-year-old woman who presented with respiratory difficulty to the emergency department...
May 22, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499861/the-cost-effectiveness-of-high-risk-lung-cancer-screening-and-drivers-of-program-efficiency
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Sonya Cressman, Stuart J Peacock, Martin C Tammemägi, William K Evans, Natasha B Leighl, John R Goffin, Alain Tremblay, Geoffrey Liu, Daria Manos, Paul MacEachern, Rick Bhatia, Serge Puksa, Garth Nicholas, Annette McWilliams, John R Mayo, John Yee, John C English, Reka Pataky, Emily McPherson, Sukhinder Atkar-Khattra, Michael R Johnston, Heidi Schmidt, Frances A Shepherd, Kam Soghrati, Kayvan Amjadi, Paul Burrowes, Christian Couture, Harmanjatinder S Sekhon, Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Glenwood Goss, Diana N Ionescu, David M Hwang, Simon Martel, Don D Sin, Wan C Tan, Stefan Urbanski, Zhaolin Xu, Ming-Sound Tsao, Stephen Lam
INTRODUCTION: Lung cancer risk prediction models have the potential to make programs more affordable; however, the economic evidence is limited. METHODS: Participants in the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST) were retrospectively identified with the risk prediction tool developed from the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial. The high-risk subgroup was assessed for lung cancer incidence and demographic characteristics compared with those in the low-risk subgroup and the Pan-Canadian Early Detection of Lung Cancer Study (PanCan), which is an observational study that was high-risk-selected in Canada...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489809/cannabis-induced-bullous-lung-disease-leading-to-pneumothorax-case-report-and-literature-review
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Rashmi Mishra, Ravi Patel, Misbahuddin Khaja
RATIONALE: Marijuana use has been increasing in the United States among college students and young adults. Marijuana use has been associated with bullous lung disease which can lead to pneumothorax. There are other recreational drugs like methylphenidate, cocaine and heroin which have been associated with pneumothorax. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present a case of a 30-year-old man with spontaneous pneumothorax associated with marijuana use. The patient had no medical conditions and presented to the emergency room with chest pain...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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