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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148977/the-role-of-micrornas-in-chronic-respiratory-disease-recent-insights
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Lindsay R Stolzenburg, Ann Harris
Chronic respiratory diseases encompass a group of diverse conditions affecting the airways, which all impair lung function over time. They include cystic fibrosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and asthma, which together affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), a class of small non-coding RNAs involved in post-transcriptional gene repression, are now recognized as major regulators in the development and progression of chronic lung disease. Alterations in miRNA abundance occur in lung tissue, inflammatory cells, and freely circulating in blood and are thought to function both as drivers and modifiers of disease...
November 27, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147626/functional-t-cells-targeting-tumor-associated-antigens-are-predictive-for-recurrence-free-survival-of-patients-with-radically-operated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Seyer Safi, Yoshikane Yamauchi, Anchana Rathinasamy, Slava Stamova, Martin Eichhorn, Arne Warth, Geraldine Rauch, Hendrik Dienemann, Hans Hoffmann, Philipp Beckhove
In this prospective study, we examined postoperative follow-up and preoperative IFN-γ T cell responses against 14 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)-associated antigens in the blood of 51 patients with NSCLC, 7 patients with benign pulmonary tumors, and 10 tumor-free patients by enzyme-linked immunospot assay. The phenotype and function of T cells specific for tumor-associated antigens (TAAs) in the blood or tumor tissue of 9 NSCLC patients were characterized in detail using TNF-α, IL-2, and IFN-γ cytokine capture assays...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146235/macrophages-their-role-activation-and-polarization-in-pulmonary-diseases
#3
REVIEW
Shweta Arora, Kapil Dev, Beamon Agarwal, Pragnya Das, Mansoor Ali Syed
Macrophages, circulating in the blood or concatenated into different organs and tissues constitute the first barrier against any disease. They are foremost controllers of both innate and acquired immunity, healthy tissue homeostasis, vasculogenesis and congenital metabolism. Two hallmarks of macrophages are diversity and plasticity due to which they acquire a wobbling array of phenotypes. These phenotypes are appropriately synchronized responses to a variety of different stimuli from either the tissue microenvironment or - microbes or their products...
November 12, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142484/contemporary-management-of-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations
#4
REVIEW
Nicholas Rauh, John Gurley, Sibu Saha
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) are atypical vascular structures involving a direct connection between the pulmonary arterial and venous circulations. While PAVMs are a relatively uncommon disorder, unmanaged cases are at risk for the development of serious complications including embolization and infection. Since their first description in 1897, PAVMs have been identified and treated in a variety of ways. Advancements in diagnostic methods and operative techniques have allowed for more effective treatment of the disease...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141880/divergent-respiratory-and-cardiovascular-responses-to-hypoxia-in-bar-headed-geese-and-andean-birds
#5
Sabine L Lague, Beverly Chua, Luis Alza, Graham R Scott, Peter B Frappell, Yang Zhong, Anthony P Farrell, Kevin G McCracken, Yuxiang Wang, William K Milsom
Many high-altitude vertebrates have evolved increased capacities in their oxygen transport cascade (ventilation, pulmonary diffusion, circulation and tissue diffusion), enhancing oxygen transfer from the atmosphere to mitochondria. However, the extent of interspecies variation in the control processes that dictate hypoxia responses remains largely unknown. We compared the metabolic, cardiovascular and respiratory responses to progressive decreases in inspired oxygen levels of bar-headed geese (Anser indicus), birds that biannually migrate across the Himalayan mountains, with those of Andean geese (Chloephaga melanoptera) and crested ducks (Lophonetta specularioides), lifelong residents of the high Andes...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140963/when-the-momentum-has-gone-what-will-be-the-role-of-extracorporeal-lung-support-in-the-future
#6
Darryl Abrams, Matthew Bacchetta, Daniel Brodie
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There has been expanding interest in and use of extracorporeal support in respiratory failure concurrent with technological advances and predominantly observational data demonstrating improved outcomes. However, until there is more available data from rigorous, high-quality randomized studies, the future of extracorporeal support remains uncertain. RECENT FINDINGS: Outcomes for patients supported with extracorporeal devices continue to show favorable trends...
November 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132745/-membranous-microparticles-and-respiratory-disease
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REVIEW
B Renaud-Picard, J Toussaint, A Leclercq, J Reeb, L Kessler, F Toti, R Kessler
Microparticles (MP) are plasmic membrane fragments released from cells after physiological stimulation or stress conditions like inflammation or infection. Their production is correlated to the rate of cell apoptosis. All types of cells can produce MP but they are produced mainly by platelets, endothelial cells, and leukocytes. They carry many bio-active molecules on their surface, specific to the parental cell, giving them the ability to be biomarkers and bio-effectors. MP are present in circulating blood, tissues and many biological fluids...
November 10, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128899/a-no-touch-technique-for-pulmonary-wedge-resection-of-lung-cancer
#8
Noriyoshi Sawabata, Takeru Hyakutaka, Takeshi Kawaguchi, Motoaki Yasukawa, Norikazu Kawai, Takashi Tojo, Shigeki Taniguchi
OBJECTIVE: Many of the surgical patients with lung cancer die by metastasis originated from circulating tumor cells (CTCs) which are seeds of metastases. A ring-shaped catching forceps, which generates the great pressure by compression, may reduce the risk of tumor cell spreading. Here, we investigated the efficacy of such forceps based on CTC occurrence. METHODS: Twenty-three patients with clinical stage IA lung cancer who underwent a pulmonary wedge resection were investigated in a clinical-pathological manner...
November 11, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127442/increased-frequencies-of-circulating-cxcl10-cxcl8-and-ccl4-producing-monocytes-and-siglec-3-expressing-myeloid-dendritic-cells-in-systemic-sclerosis-patients
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Tiago Carvalheiro, Sara Horta, Joel A G van Roon, Mariana Santiago, Maria J Salvador, Hélder Trindade, Timothy R D J Radstake, José A P da Silva, Artur Paiva
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the ex vivo pro-inflammatory properties of classical and non-classical monocytes as well as myeloid dendritic cells (mDCs) in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients. METHODS: Spontaneous production of CXCL10, CCL4, CXCL8 and IL-6 was intracellularly evaluated in classical, non-classical monocytes and Siglec-3-expressing mDCs from peripheral blood of SSc patients and healthy controls (HC) through flow cytometry. In addition, production of these cytokines was determined upon toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 plus Interferon-γ (IFN-γ) stimulation...
November 10, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127016/enhanced-activation-of-circulating-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-experimental-smoking-induced-emphysema
#10
Shi-Lin Qiu, Liang-Jian Kuang, Qi-Ya Tang, Min-Chao Duan, Jing Bai, Zhi-Yi He, Jian-Quan Zhang, Mei-Hua Li, Jing-Min Deng, Guang-Nan Liu, Xiao-Ning Zhong
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) are key cells bridging the innate with adaptive immunity. However, the phenotypic characteristics of circulating pDCs and its role in smoking related-Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) remain largely unknown. The aim of this study was analyzed the phenotype of circulating pDCs and the expression of IFN-γ producing CD8(+)T cells and IL-17-producing CD8(+)T cells in patients with COPD by using multi-colour flow cytometry. The cytokine profiles in peripheral blood from all subjects were measured by ELISA...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125867/effects-of-cognate-non-cognate-and-synthetic-cxcr4-and-ackr3-ligands-on-human-lung-endothelial-cell-barrier-function
#11
You-Hong Cheng, Jonathan M Eby, Heather M LaPorte, Brian F Volkman, Matthias Majetschak
Recent evidence suggests that chemokine CXCL12, the cognate agonist of chemokine receptors CXCR4 and ACKR3, reduces thrombin-mediated impairment of endothelial barrier function. A detailed characterization of the effects of CXCL12 on thrombin-mediated human lung endothelial hyperpermeability is lacking and structure-function correlations are not available. Furthermore, effects of other CXCR4/ACKR3 ligands on lung endothelial barrier function are unknown. Thus, we tested the effects of a panel of CXCR4/ACKR3 ligands (CXCL12, CXCL11, ubiquitin, AMD3100, TC14012) and compared the CXCR4/ACKR3 activities of CXCL12 variants (CXCL12α/β, CXCL12(3-68), CXCL121, CXCL122, CXCL12-S-S4V, CXCL12-R47E, CXCL12-K27A/R41A/R47A) with their effects on human lung endothelial barrier function in permeability assays...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125124/predictable-capability-control-scheme-for-oxygen-exchange-blood-flow-regulation-in-an-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-system
#12
Chung-Dann Kan, Wei-Ling Chen, Chia-Hung Lin, Ying-Shin Chen
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation system is used for rescue treatment strategies for temporary cardiopulmonary function support to facilitate adequately oxygenated blood to return into the systemic and pulmonary circulation systems. Therefore, a servo flow regulator is used to adjust the roller motor speed, while support blood flow can match the sweep gas flow (GF) in a membrane oxygenator. A generalised regression neural network is designed as an estimator to automatically estimate the desired roller pump speed and control parameters...
December 2017: IET Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124558/development-of-a-simple-device-enabling-percutaneous-flow-regulation-for-a-small-vascular-graft-for-a-blalock-taussig-shunt-capable-of-flow-regulation-complete-translation-of-a-review-article-originally-published-in-pediatric-cardiology-and-cardiac-surgery
#13
Yoshikazu Motohashi, Ryo Shimada, Tomoyasu Sasaki, Takahiro Katsumata, Kazunori Dan, Yasuhiro Tsutsui, Shintaro Nemoto
OBJECTIVES: The Blalock-Taussig shunt (BTS) operation is a cornerstone as initial palliative surgery for congenital heart disease with severely reduced pulmonary blood flow (PBF). The ideal PBF provided by BTS is crucial for an uneventful postoperative course, since excess PBF results in acute distress of the systemic circulation and insufficient PBF requires another BTS surgery. Therefore, the goal of this study was to develop a simple device to control the shunt graft flow percutaneously using a constrictor balloon connected to a subcutaneous port...
November 9, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123568/the-use-of-veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-following-thrombolysis-for-massive-pulmonary-embolism
#14
Alister Seaton, Luke E Hodgson, Ben Creagh-Brown, Adrian Pakavakis, Duncan LA Wyncoll, James F Doyle Jf
A 59-year-old man was diagnosed with a massive pulmonary embolism. Despite thrombolysis there were two episodes of cardiac arrest and following recovery of spontaneous circulation profound cardiorespiratory failure ensued. An extracorporeal membrane oxygenation retrieval team initiated veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation on site to facilitate transfer to the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation centre. An excellent outcome is reported in the short term. This represents one of the few published cases of veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for a massive pulmonary embolism following thrombolysis...
November 2017: J Intensive Care Soc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123531/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-derived-circulating-cells-release-il-18-and-il-33-under-ultrafine-particulate-matter-exposure-in-a-caspase-1-8-independent-manner
#15
Gianluigi De Falco, Chiara Colarusso, Michela Terlizzi, Ada Popolo, Michela Pecoraro, Mario Commodo, Patrizia Minutolo, Mariano Sirignano, Andrea D'Anna, Rita P Aquino, Aldo Pinto, Antonio Molino, Rosalinda Sorrentino
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is considered the fourth-leading causes of death worldwide; COPD is caused by inhalation of noxious indoor and outdoor particles, especially cigarette smoke that represents the first risk factor for this respiratory disorder. To mimic the effects of particulate matter on COPD, we isolated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and treated them with combustion-generated ultrafine particles (UFPs) obtained from two different fuel mixtures, namely, pure ethylene and a mixture of ethylene and dimethylfuran (the latter mimicking the combustion of biofuels)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122916/task-1-kcnk3-channels-in-the-lung-from-cell-biology-to-clinical-implications
#16
REVIEW
Andrea Olschewski, Emma L Veale, Bence M Nagy, Chandran Nagaraj, Grazyna Kwapiszewska, Fabrice Antigny, Mélanie Lambert, Marc Humbert, Gábor Czirják, Péter Enyedi, Alistair Mathie
TWIK-related acid-sensitive potassium channel 1 (TASK-1 encoded by KCNK3) belongs to the family of two-pore domain potassium channels. This gene subfamily is constitutively active at physiological resting membrane potentials in excitable cells, including smooth muscle cells, and has been particularly linked to the human pulmonary circulation. TASK-1 channels are sensitive to a wide array of physiological and pharmacological mediators that affect their activity such as unsaturated fatty acids, extracellular pH, hypoxia, anaesthetics and intracellular signalling pathways...
November 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118803/multimodal-therapy-for-non-superacute-vertebral-basilar-artery-occlusion
#17
Xiongjun He, Liang Zhang, Juan Yang, Hui Zheng, Kaifeng Li, Yajie Liu
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of multimodal therapy for patients with non-superacute vertebral basilar artery occlusion. Method: We performed a retrospective analysis of multimodal therapy for patients with vertebral basilar artery occlusion. All patients who were beyond the time window to receive intravenous thrombolysis and who had deterioration of symptoms after drug treatment received small-balloon dilatation of the occlusive artery to estimate vascular occlusion aetiology...
October 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118018/th17-cells-contribute-to-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-inflammation-during-chronic-kidney-disease-progression-following-acute-ischemia
#18
Purvi Mehrotra, Jason A Collett, Susan J Gunst, David P Basile
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with high mortality rates and predisposes development of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Distant organ damage, particularly in the lung, may contribute to mortality in AKI patients. Animal models of AKI demonstrate an increase in pulmonary infiltration of lymphocytes and reveal an acute compromise of lung function, but the chronic effects of AKI on pulmonary inflammation are unknown. We hypothesized that in response to renal I/R, there is a persistent systemic increase in Th17 cells with potential effects on pulmonary structure and function...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117120/increased-serum-levels-of-fetal-tenascin-c-variants-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension-novel-biomarkers-reflecting-vascular-remodeling-and-right-ventricular-dysfunction
#19
Ilonka Rohm, Katja Grün, Linda Marleen Müller, Daniel Kretzschmar, Michael Fritzenwanger, Atilla Yilmaz, Alexander Lauten, Christian Jung, P Christian Schulze, Alexander Berndt, Marcus Franz
Pulmonary vascular remodeling is a pathophysiological feature that common to all classes of pulmonary hypertension (PH) and right ventricular dysfunction, which is the major prognosis-limiting factor. Vascular, as well as cardiac tissue remodeling are associated with a re-expression of fetal variants of cellular adhesion proteins, including tenascin-C (Tn-C). We analyzed circulating levels of the fetal Tn-C splicing variants B⁺ and C⁺ Tn-C in serum of PH patients to evaluate their potential as novel biomarkers reflecting vascular remodeling and right ventricular dysfunction...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116689/evaluation-of-hemodynamic-performance-of-total-cavopulmonary-connection-tcpc-with-porous-inserts
#20
K Dhayananth, Arunn Narasimhan
Infants born with univentricular heart disease undergo Fontan surgery in order to establish separate systemic and pulmonary circulations. This surgery results in better blood circulation across a single ventricle that supplies oxygenated blood to the body and passively returns venous blood to the lungs through the total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC). Reducing the pressure drop across the TCPC during Fontan circulation helps in reducing the work load of univentricular heart and various designs have been proposed for this purpose...
November 8, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
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