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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103562/a-decision-support-system-for-tele-monitoring-copd-related-worrisome-events
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Mario Merone, Claudio Pedone, Giuseppe Capasso, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi, Paolo Soda
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a preventable, treatable and slowly progressive disease, whose course is aggravated by a periodic worsening of symptoms and lung function lasting for several days. The development of home telemonitoring systems has made possible to collect symptoms and physiological data in electronic records, boosting the development of decision support systems (DSSs). Current DSSs work with physiological measurements collected by means of several measuring and communication devices as well as with symptoms gathered by questionnaires submitted to COPD subjects...
January 17, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101752/the-impact-of-hydrocortisone-treatment-on-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-release-in-porcine-endotoxemic-shock
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E Söderberg, M Eriksson, A Larsson, M Lipcsey
BACKGROUND: A key feature of sepsis is systemic inflammatory activation that could be counteracted by steroids. In this experimental model of systemic inflammation, we sought to investigate whether septic neutrophil activation, evaluated by the plasma levels of neutrophil gelatinase-associated protein (NGAL), is modulated by the timing of hydrocortisone treatment. METHODS: Sixteen anesthetized pigs were allocated to one of four equally sized groups. Three of these groups received endotoxin at 2 μg × kg(-1) × h(-1) for 6 h so as to induce endotoxemic shock...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100330/-protective-effects-of-heat-shock-protein-70-against-hypoxic-pulmonary-hypertension-in-neonatal-rats
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Le Wang, Hai-Yan Wu, Ming-Xia Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effect of heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) against hypoxic pulmonary hypertension (HPH) in neonatal rats. METHODS: A total of 128 neonatal rats were randomly divided into blank control group, HPH model group, empty virus group, and HSP70 group, with 32 rats in each group. Before the establishment of an HPH model, the rats in the blank control group and HPH model group were given caudal vein injection of 5 μL sterile saline, those in the empty virus group were given caudal vein injection of 5 μL Ad-GFP (1 010 PFU/mL), and those in the HSP70 group were given caudal vein injection of 5 μL Ad-HSP70 (1 010 PFU/mL)...
January 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100277/stress-echo-2020-the-international-stress-echo-study-in-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-heart-disease
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Eugenio Picano, Quirino Ciampi, Rodolfo Citro, Antonello D'Andrea, Maria Chiara Scali, Lauro Cortigiani, Iacopo Olivotto, Fabio Mori, Maurizio Galderisi, Marco Fabio Costantino, Lorenza Pratali, Giovanni Di Salvo, Eduardo Bossone, Francesco Ferrara, Luna Gargani, Fausto Rigo, Nicola Gaibazzi, Giuseppe Limongelli, Giuseppe Pacileo, Maria Grazia Andreassi, Bruno Pinamonti, Laura Massa, Marco A R Torres, Marcelo H Miglioranza, Clarissa Borguezan Daros, José Luis de Castro E Silva Pretto, Branko Beleslin, Ana Djordjevic-Dikic, Albert Varga, Attila Palinkas, Gergely Agoston, Dario Gregori, Paolo Trambaiolo, Sergio Severino, Ayana Arystan, Marco Paterni, Clara Carpeggiani, Paolo Colonna
BACKGROUND: Stress echocardiography (SE) has an established role in evidence-based guidelines, but recently its breadth and variety of applications have extended well beyond coronary artery disease (CAD). We lack a prospective research study of SE applications, in and beyond CAD, also considering a variety of signs in addition to regional wall motion abnormalities. METHODS: In a prospective, multicenter, international, observational study design, > 100 certified high-volume SE labs (initially from Italy, Brazil, Hungary, and Serbia) will be networked with an organized system of clinical, laboratory and imaging data collection at the time of physical or pharmacological SE, with structured follow-up information...
January 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099236/intratracheal-instillation-of-perfluorohexane-modulates-the-pulmonary-immune-microenvironment-by-attenuating-early-inflammatory-factors-in-patients-with-smoke-inhalation-injury-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Hui Ding, Qi Lv, Shiman Wu, Shike Hou, Ziquan Liu, Ning Xu Landén, Ping Tian, Mengyang Yu, Zhiguang Sun, Haojun Fan
Smoke inhalation injury (SII) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in burn patients, and effective treatments are lacking. Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) have a protective effect against acute lung injury. We aimed to assess the therapeutic effects of perfluorohexane on burn patients with SII. Patients with burns complicated by moderately severe SII were randomly divided into control (n = 11) and PFC groups (n = 12). The control group received conventional treatment (anti-infection, nutritional support, antishock measures, and supportive treatment)...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096303/down-regulation-of-epas1-transcription-and-genetic-adaptation-of-tibetans-to-high-altitude-hypoxia
#6
Yi Peng, Chaoying Cui, Yaoxi He, Ouzhuluobu, Hui Zhang, Deying Yang, Qu Zhang, Bianbazhuoma, Lixin Yang, Yibo He, Kun Xiang, Xiaoming Zhang, Sushil Bhandari, Peng Shi, Yangla, Dejiquzong, Baimakangzhuo, Duojizhuoma, Yongyue Pan, Cirenyangji, Baimayangji, Gonggalanzi, Caijuan Bai, Bianba, Basang, Ciwangsangbu, Shuhua Xu, Hua Chen, Shimin Liu, Tianyi Wu, Xuebin Qi, Bing Su
Tibetans are well adapted to the hypoxic environments at high altitude, yet the molecular mechanism of this adaptation remains elusive. We reported comprehensive genetic and functional analyses of EPAS1, a gene encoding hypoxia inducible factor 2α (HIF-2α) with the strongest signal of selection in previous genome-wide scans of Tibetans. We showed that the Tibetan-enriched EPAS1 variants down-regulate expression in human umbilical endothelial cells and placentas. Heterozygous EPAS1 knockout mice display blunted physiological responses to chronic hypoxia, mirroring the situation in Tibetans...
January 17, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096000/effects-of-oral-care-with-glutamine-in-preventing-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-neurosurgical-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Hatice Kaya, Yüksel Turan, Yusuf Tunalı, Gülsün Özdemir Aydın, Neslihan Yüce, Şengül Gürbüz, Keziban Tosun
PURPOSE: The study was designed as a randomized, controlled, experimental study aiming to determine the effects of oral care with glutamine in preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia in patients admitted to neurosurgical intensive care unit. METHODS: The universe consisted of patients who are admitted to neurosurgical intensive care unit between January 2014 and August 2015, while the sample consisted of 88 patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria and were randomly selected...
February 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090296/endotoxin-and-mechanical-stress-induced-epigenetic-changes-in-the-regulation-of-the-nicotinamide-phosphoribosyltransferase-promoter
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Venkateswaran Ramamoorthi Elangovan, Sara M Camp, Gabriel T Kelly, Ankit A Desai, Djanybek Adyshev, Xiaoguang Sun, Stephen M Black, Ting Wang, Joe G N Garcia
Mechanical ventilation, a lifesaving intervention for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), also unfortunately contributes to excessive mechanical stress and impaired lung physiological and structural integrity. We have elsewhere established the pivotal role of increased nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) transcription and secretion as well as its direct binding to the toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in the progression of this devastating syndrome; however, regulation of this critical gene in ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) is not well characterized...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090285/pulmonary-vascular-and-ventricular-dysfunction-in-the-susceptible-patient-2015-grover-conference-series
#9
REVIEW
Bradley A Maron, Roberto F Machado, Larissa Shimoda
Pulmonary blood vessel structure and tone are maintained by a complex interplay between endogenous vasoactive factors and oxygen-sensing intermediaries. Under physiological conditions, these signaling networks function as an adaptive interface between the pulmonary circulation and environmental or acquired perturbations to preserve oxygenation and maintain systemic delivery of oxygen-rich hemoglobin. Chronic exposure to hypoxia, however, triggers a range of pathogenetic mechanisms that include hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α)-dependent upregulation of the vasoconstrictor peptide endothelin 1 in pulmonary endothelial cells...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090238/red-blood-cell-dynamics-in-biomimetic-microfluidic-networks-of-pulmonary-alveolar-capillaries
#10
Hagit Stauber, Dan Waisman, Netanel Korin, Josué Sznitman
The pulmonary capillary networks (PCNs) embody organ-specific microvasculatures, where blood vessels form dense meshes that maximize the surface area available for gas exchange in the lungs. With characteristic capillary lengths and diameters similar to the size of red blood cells (RBCs), seminal descriptions coined the term "sheet flow" nearly half a century ago to differentiate PCNs from the usual notion of Poiseuille flow in long straight tubes. Here, we revisit in true-scale experiments the original "sheet flow" model and devise for the first time biomimetic microfluidic platforms of organ-specific PCN structures perfused with RBC suspensions at near-physiological hematocrit levels...
January 10, 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088638/the-dlno-dlco-ratio-physiological-significance-and-clinical-implications
#11
J M B Hughes, A T Dinh-Xuan
DLNO/DLCO directly measures the ratio of the diffusing capacities of the lung for nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO). In terms of the Roughton and Forster, 1957; equation, 1/DL=1/Dm+1/θVc, where Dm is the membrane (Dm) and θVc is the red cell component of the overall diffusing conductance (DL), DLNO mostly reflects the Dm component and DLCO the θVc red cell component. The DLNO/DLCO ratio is positively related to the DmCO/Vc ratio and the CO red cell resistance (1/θCOVc) as a percentage of the total resistance (1/DLCO), independent of the absolute values of DLNO or DLCO...
January 11, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088209/pulmonary-embolism-in-non-brain-tumor-patients-after-surgery-a-retrospective-study-in-china
#12
Ren-Xiong Chen, Hong-Zhi Wang, Jun Dong, Hong Ren, Xiao-Jie Chen, Jia-Xuan Xu, Yong Yang, Guo-Dong Wang
BACKGROUND: The incidence rate of pulmonary emboli (PE) is high in tumor patients; however, the morbidity and mortality associated with the development of PE after tumor surgery are unknown. We studied the clinical profiles and outcomes of patients with PE after non-brain tumor surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively screened 55,967 patients who underwent non-brain tumor surgery at the Peking University Cancer Hospital from January 2008 to June 2015. Among them, 76 patients who were diagnosed with PE were enrolled in our study...
January 14, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087676/the-longitudinal-study-of-aging-in-human-young-adults-knowledge-gaps-and-research-agenda
#13
Terrie E Moffitt, Daniel W Belsky, Andrea Danese, Richie Poulton, Avshalom Caspi
BACKGROUND: To prevent onset of age-related diseases and physical and cognitive decline, interventions to slow human aging and extend health span must eventually be applied to people while they are still young and healthy. Yet most human aging research examines older adults, many with chronic disease, and little is known about aging in healthy young humans. METHOD: This article explains how this knowledge gap is a barrier to extending health span and puts forward the case that geroscience should invest in researching the pace of aging in young adults...
February 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086844/are-risk-predicting-models-useful-for-estimating-survival-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
#14
Hanna M Nurmi, Minna K Purokivi, Miia S Kärkkäinen, Hannu-Pekka Kettunen, Tuomas A Selander, Riitta L Kaarteenaho
BACKGROUND: Risk predicting models have been applied in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), but still not validated in patients with rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD). The purpose of this study was to test the suitability of three prediction models as well as individual lung function and demographic factors for evaluating the prognosis of RA-ILD patients. METHODS: Clinical and radiological data of 59 RA-ILD patients was re-assessed...
January 13, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080976/respiratory-modulation-of-startle-eye-blink-a-new-approach-to-assess-afferent-signals-from-the-respiratory-system
#15
André Schulz, Thomas M Schilling, Claus Vögele, Mauro F Larra, Hartmut Schächinger
Current approaches to assess interoception of respiratory functions cannot differentiate between the physiological basis of interoception, i.e. visceral-afferent signal processing, and the psychological process of attention focusing. Furthermore, they typically involve invasive procedures, e.g. induction of respiratory occlusions or the inhalation of CO2-enriched air. The aim of this study was to test the capacity of startle methodology to reflect respiratory-related afferent signal processing, independent of invasive procedures...
November 19, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080134/alveolar-epithelial-cell-derived-mediators-potential-direct-regulators-of-large-airway-and-vascular-responses
#16
Elizabeth A Oczypok, Timothy N Perkins, Tim D Oury
Bronchial epithelial cells and pulmonary endothelial cells are thought to be the primary modulators of conducting airways and vessels, respectively. However, histological examination of both mouse and human lung tissue reveals that alveolar epithelial cells (AECs) line the adventitia of large airways and vessels and thus are also in a position to directly regulate these structures. The primary purpose of this perspective is to highlight that AECs coat the adventitial surface of every vessel and airway in the lung parenchyma...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079184/development-of-a-novel-model-of-hypertriglyceridemic-acute-pancreatitis-in-mice
#17
Yiyuan Pan, Yong Li, Lin Gao, Zhihui Tong, Bo Ye, Shufeng Liu, Baiqiang Li, Yizhe Chen, Qi Yang, Lei Meng, Yuhui Wang, George Liu, Guotao Lu, Weiqin Li, Jieshou Li
The morbidity rate of hypertriglyceridemic acute pancreatitis (HTG-AP) increased rapidly over the last decade. However an appropriate animal model was lacking to recapitulate this complicated human disease. We established a novel mice model of HTG-AP by poloxamer 407 (P-407) combined with caerulein (Cae). In our study, serum triglyceride levels of P-407 induced mice were elevated in a dose-dependent manner, and the pancreatic and pulmonary injuries were much severer in HTG mice than normal mice when injected with conventional dose Cae (50 ug/kg), what's more, the severity of AP was positively correlative with duration and extent of HTG...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078552/pediatric-development-of-bosentan-facilitated-by-modeling-and-simulation
#18
Jochen Zisowsky, Martine Géhin, Andjela Kusic-Pajic, Andreas Krause, Maurice Beghetti, Jasper Dingemanse
BACKGROUND: Bosentan is approved for use in adult patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. The primary aim of the pharmacokinetic modeling was the provision of a systematic guidance for study design and enhanced understanding of pharmacokinetics across the entire pediatric age range. METHODS: A physiologically based pharmacokinetic model was developed for the pediatric population; starting from an adult model, the effects of body weight, age, and maturation of relevant metabolizing enzymes were incorporated to extrapolate the pharmacokinetics to children...
January 11, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072848/physiologic-determinants-of-exercise-capacity-in-pulmonary-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-a-multidimensional-analysis
#19
Camille Rolland-Debord, Stephanie Fry, Jonathan Giovannelli, Carole Langlois, Nicolas Bricout, Bernard Aguilaniu, Agnes Bellocq, Olivier Le Rouzic, Stephane Dominique, Alain Delobbe, Geraldine François, Abdellatif Tazi, Benoit Wallaert, Cecile Chenivesse
BACKGROUND: Reduced exercise capacity severely impacts quality of life in pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Ascertaining mechanisms that impair exercise capacity is necessary to identify targets for symptomatic treatments. METHODS: Dyspnea, pulmonary function tests and cardiopulmonary exercise test were analysed in 62 study participants. Data were compared between subjects with impaired and normal aerobic capacity (V'O2 peak less than 84% versus 84% predicted or more)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072745/safety-and-efficacy-of-chloral-hydrate-for-conscious-sedation-of-infants-in-the-pediatric-cardiovascular-intensive-care-unit
#20
Mei-Lian Chen, Qiang Chen, Fan Xu, Jia-Xin Zhang, Xiao-Ying Su, Xiao-Zhen Tu
This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of chloral hydrate administration for the conscious sedation of infants in the pediatric cardiovascular intensive care unit (PCICU).We conducted a retrospective review of the charts of 165 infants with congenital heart disease who received chloral hydrate in our PCICU between January 2014 and December 2014. Chloral hydrate was administered orally or rectally to infants using doses of 50 mg/kg. We collected and analyzed relevant clinical parameters.The overall length of time to achieve sedation was ranged from 5 to 35 min (10...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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