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Luisana Di Cristo, Ciaran Manus Maguire, Karen Mc Quillan, Mattia Aleardi, Yuri Volkov, Dania Movia, Adriele Prina-Mello
Nanoparticles (NP)-based inhalation systems for drug delivery can be administered in liquid form, by nebulization or using pressurized metered dose inhalers, and in solid form by means of dry powder inhalers. However, NP delivery to the lungs has many challenges including the formulation instability due to particle-particle interactions and subsequent aggregation, causing poor deposition in the small distal airways and subsequent alveolar macrophages activity, which could lead to inflammation. This work aims at providing an in vitro experimental design for investigating the correlation between the physico-chemical properties of NP, and their biological behavior, when they are used as NP-based inhalation treatments, comparing two different exposure systems...
March 21, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Rajiv Dhand, Donald A Mahler, Brian Carlin, Nicola Hanania, Jill Ohar, Victor Pinto-Plata, Tina Shah, David Eubanks, Sidney S Braman
BACKGROUND: Successful inhalation therapy depends on the ability of patients with COPD to properly use devices. We explored subjects' COPD knowledge, including education they receive from health care providers, treatment experiences, and practices with inhalation devices. METHODS: A multiple-choice online survey, developed by a steering committee of American Thoracic Society clinicians and scientists, was administered to subjects with COPD who were sourced from the Harris Poll Online panel...
March 20, 2018: Respiratory Care
B Xing, J T Lin, H P Tang, L Yang, Y D Yuan, Y H Gu, P Chen, X J Liu, J Zhang, H G Liu, C Z Wang, W Zhou, D J Sun, Y Q Chen, Z C Chen, M Huang, Q C Lin, C P Hu, X H Yang, J M Huo, X W Ye, X Zhou, P Jiang, W Zhang, Y J Huang, L M Dai, R Y Liu, S X Cai, J Y Xu, J Y Zhou
Objective: To study the treatment of patients hospitalized for asthma exacerbation in China. Methods: This was a retrospective study and involved patients hospitalized for asthma exacerbation in 29 hospitals throughout China during Jan 2013 to Dec 2014. Information of the demographic features, the severity of the exacerbation, the medicine prescribed during the hospitalization and the use of mechanical ventilation were collected and analyzed. Results: During the study period, there were 3 240 patients hospitalized for asthma exacerbation, and 1 369(42...
February 27, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Paul Gavra, André Y Denault, Yves Théoret, Louis P Perrault, France Varin
OBJECTIVES: Milrinone pulmonary administration is used currently for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension. Several methods are available: simple jet nebulization, vibrating mesh nebulization, intratracheal instillation, and intratracheal atomization. The aim of this study was to explore the concentration-effect relationship of milrinone for each of these methods. DESIGN: Observational open-label pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics cohort study. SETTING: Single-center, hospital animal laboratory...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Stephanie Komura, Robert Rodriguez, Christopher R Peabody
BACKGROUND: Tranexamic acid (TXA) is a synthetic anti-fibrinolytic agent used to prevent and treat various bleeding complications. In many studies, investigators have evaluated its utility and safety orally, intravenously, and topically, but few studies have described the potential benefits of nebulized TXA. CASE REPORT: We present a case of massive hemoptysis treated with nebulized TXA in the emergency department (ED) that led to the cessation of bleeding and avoidance of endotracheal intubation...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Matthew L Bradshaw, Alexandre Déragon, Pramod Puligandla, Guillaume Emeriaud, Anne-Marie Canakis, Patricia S Fontela
OBJECTIVE: To describe management practices and the factors guiding admission and treatment decisions for viral bronchiolitis across Canadian pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Canadian PICUs. SUBJECTS: Pediatric intensivists. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: A survey using two case scenarios (non-intubated vs intubated patients) was developed using focus groups and a literature review...
February 27, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
Marcus Waskiw-Ford, Anne Wu, Amar Mainra, Noah Marchand, Abdullatif Alhuzaim, Jean Bourbeau, Benjamin M Smith, Dennis Jensen
Inhalation of nebulized furosemide has been shown to alleviate breathlessness provoked experimentally in health and disease; however, it remains unclear whether the efficacy of nebulized furosemide on breathlessness is dose-dependent. We tested the hypothesis that inhaled nebulized furosemide would be associated with a dose-dependent relief of breathlessness during exercise testing in the setting of abnormal restrictive constraints on tidal volume (VT ) expansion. In a randomized, double-blind, crossover study, 24 healthy men aged 25...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Guillermo Foncerrada, Derek M Culnan, Karel D Capek, Sagrario González-Trejo, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Lee C Woodson, David N Herndon, Celeste C Finnerty, Jong O Lee
Inhalation injury causes a heterogeneous cascade of insults that increase morbidity and mortality among the burn population. Despite major advancements in burn care for the past several decades, there remains a significant burden of disease attributable to inhalation injury. For this reason, effort has been devoted to finding new therapeutic approaches to improve outcomes for patients who sustain inhalation injuries.The three major injury classes are the following: supraglottic, subglottic, and systemic. Treatment options for these three subtypes differ based on the pathophysiologic changes that each one elicits...
February 15, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Maliheh Ghadiri, Finbarr Canney, Cristina Pacciana, Gaia Colombo, Paul M Young, Daniela Traini
A limitation in the systemic uptake of many inhalable drugs is the restricted permeation through the pulmonary epithelial layer barrier. One strategy to bypass the epithelial layer when delivering non-permeable drugs is to alter the paracellular transport, allowing the uptake of drugs into the systemic circulation. In this study, the potential of sodium decanoate (Na dec), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) as absorption enhancers has been investigated to increase pulmonary paracellular permeability by modulating epithelial cells' tight junctions...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
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February 2018: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
Samah M Awad, Ariel Berlinski
BACKGROUND: Compressor/nebulizer units are used to deliver inhaled medications to patients with cystic fibrosis. Practitioners and parents frequently replace either the compressor or the nebulizer with a similar component from a different brand. We hypothesized that these changes could affect the compressor/nebulizer flow-pressure and aerosol characteristics. METHODS: The following compressors were studied: Pari Vios, Pulmo-Aide model 5650D, and Inspiration Elite model HS456...
February 6, 2018: Respiratory Care
Richard W Chapman, Zhili Li, Michel R Corboz, Helena Gauani, Adam J Plaunt, Donna M Konicek, Franziska G Leifer, Charles E Laurent, Han Yin, Dany Salvail, Chad Dziak, Walter R Perkins, Vladimir Malinin
INS1009 is a long acting pulmonary vasodilator prodrug of treprostinil (TRE) that is formulated in a lipid nanoparticle for inhaled delivery by nebulization. This study examined the ability of INS1009 to inhibit vasoconstriction in the pulmonary vasculature of rats and dogs and the extent to which local activity within the lung contributes to its activity. Rats received a single dose of INS1009 by nose-only inhalation or were given a continuous intravenous (i.v.) infusion of TRE, followed by an i.v. challenge of the thromboxane mimetic pulmonary vasoconstrictor U46619 and the increase in pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP) was measured...
February 5, 2018: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
C J Deutsch, A Tan, S Smailes, P Dziewulski
INTRODUCTION: Smoke inhalation injury (II) is an independent risk factor for mortality in burns and its management is inherently complex. We aim to make recommendations for best practice in managing II and its sequelae by reviewing all available current evidence in order to provide an evidence-based approach. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search of the Cochrane database and Embase using PRISMA guidelines with no patient population exclusion criteria. Published work was reviewed and evidence levels graded...
February 1, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Sara I Ruiz, Larry E Bowen, Mark M Bailey, Cory Berkland
Burkholderia pseudomallei, the etiological agent responsible for melioidosis, exhibits a great public health toll in its endemic regions. The elevation of B. pseudomallei to a Tier I select agent underscores the urgent need for effective therapeutics and preventatives. The current treatment regimen for melioidosis is sub-optimal, requiring an intensive phase of intravenous antibiotic followed by months of oral antibiotics. Inhaled antibiotics are a promising avenue to pursue for pulmonary diseases, including melioidosis, since this mode of delivery mimics the likely exposure route and can provide high drug doses directly to the infected tissue...
January 24, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
Angela M Fonceca, Graeme R Zosky, Elizabeth M Bozanich, Erika N Sutanto, Anthony Kicic, Paul S McNamara, Darryl A Knight, Peter D Sly, Debra J Turner, Stephen M Stick
BACKGROUND: Accumulation mode particles (AMP) are formed from engine combustion and make up the inhalable vapour cloud of ambient particulate matter pollution. Their small size facilitates dispersal and subsequent exposure far from their original source, as well as the ability to penetrate alveolar spaces and capillary walls of the lung when inhaled. A significant immuno-stimulatory component of AMP is lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a product of Gram negative bacteria breakdown. As LPS is implicated in the onset and exacerbation of asthma, the presence or absence of LPS in ambient particulate matter (PM) may explain the onset of asthmatic exacerbations to PM exposure...
January 22, 2018: Respiratory Research
Ariel Astudillo, Sharon Shui Yee Leung, Elizabeth Kutter, Sandra Morales, Hak-Kim Chan
Reduced infectivity of phage due to the nebulization process has been reported previously, but no visual evidence on structural change upon nebulization has been established, or whether these structural changes can be attributed to the titer reduction. In this study, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) was employed to assess the impact of three different types of nebulizers, air-jet, vibrating-mesh and static-mesh nebulizers, on the structural stability of a Myoviridae phage, PEV44, active against Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
January 15, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
Ka-Ka Siu, Shuk-Yu Leung, Sum-Yi Kong, Daniel Kwok-Keung Ng
Preschool wheeze occurs in half of the children before they reach 6 y of age and recurrence is also common. Recurrent preschool wheeze is classified as either typical or atypical. For typical recurrent preschool wheeze, the diagnoses are either asthma or bronchiolitis/bronchitis. Responsiveness to a properly administered bronchodilator confirms asthma, atopic or otherwise. All atypical preschool wheeze should be referred to pediatric respirologist for assessment. Lung function test by impulse oscillometry (IOS) before and after bronchodilator is helpful to confirm airway hyperresponsiveness, an essential feature of asthma...
January 8, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Hui-Ling Lin, Tien-Pei Fang, Hui-Sun Cho, Gwo-Hwa Wan, Meng-Jer Hsieh, James B Fink
BACKGROUND: Nebulizers for spontaneous breathing have been evaluated through different study designs. There are limitations in simulated bench models related to patient and nebulizer factors. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation of inhaled drug mass between in vitro and ex vivo studies by testing aerosol deposition of various types of nebulizers. METHODS: Ten healthy subjects were recruited to receive aerosol therapy with five nebulizers in random order: 1) a jet nebulizer (JN); 2) a breath-enhanced nebulizer (BEN); 3) a manually triggered nebulizer (MTN), 4) a breath-actuated nebulizer (BAN), and 5) a vibrating mesh nebulizer (VMN) with valved-adapter...
December 19, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Metin Uysalol, Fatih Haşlak, Zeynep Güneş Özünal, Hayriye Vehid, Nedret Uzel
Uysalol M, Haşlak F, Özünal ZG, Vehid H, Uzel N. Rational drug use for acute bronchiolitis in emergency care. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 155-161. Despite the large variety of inhaled treatment options of acute bronchiolitis, there is no generally agreed treatment regime. This study aimed to determine the most appropriate treatment option. This was a double-blind randomized prospective clinical trial and has been performed in emergency department. The mean age of the 378 infants included in the study was 7...
2017: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Jens Bräunlich, Hubert Wirtz
BACKGROUND: Nasal high flow (NHF) alters breathing patterns, stabilizes fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2) during respiratory distress, helps to keep up hemostasis in the airways, and washes out the upper airways. Particularly the support of inspiratory flow and decrease in functional dead space are interesting mechanisms of action with regard to aerosol delivery. Several laboratory investigations have studied aerosol delivery via the nasal route by using NHF, whereas clinical benefits are poorly evaluated...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
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