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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526665/the-sensor-study-protocol-for-a-mixed-methods-study-of-self-management-checks-to-predict-exacerbations-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-patients-with-long-term-respiratory-conditions
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Claire Roberts, Thomas L Jones, Samal Gunatilake, Will Storrar, Scott Elliott, Sharon Glaysher, Ben Green, Steven Rule, Carole Fogg, Ann Dewey, Kevin A Auton, Anoop J Chauhan
BACKGROUND: There are an estimated three million people in the United Kingdom with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and the incidence of bronchiectasis is estimated at around 0.1% but is more common in COPD and severe asthma. Both COPD and bronchiectasis are characterized by exacerbations in which bacteria play a central role. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is isolated from sputum samples from 4% to 15% of adults with COPD and is more likely to be isolated from patients with severe disease...
May 19, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526657/risk-adjusted-adverse-outcomes-in-complex-abdominal-wall-hernia-repair-with-biologic-mesh-a-case-series-of-140-patients
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Rifat Latifi, David Samson, Ansab Haider, Asad Azim, Hajira Iftikhar, Bellal Joseph, Elizabeth Tilley, Jorge Con, Saranda Gashi, Ayman El-Menyar
INTRODUCTION: Biologic mesh is preferred for repair of complex abdominal wall hernias (CAWHs) in patients at high risk of wound infection. We aimed to identify predictors of adverse outcomes after complex abdominal wall hernia repair (CAWR) using biologic mesh with different placement techniques and under different surgical settings. METHODS: A retrospective case series study was conducted on all patients who underwent CAWR with biologic mesh between 2010 and 2015 at a tertiary medical center...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524025/-effect-of-esmolol-on-hemodynamics-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-septic-shock
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Shupeng Wang, Min Li, Jun Duan, Li Yi, Xu Huang, Desheng Chen, Gang Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of heart rate control with esmolol on hemodynamics, inflammatory cytokines and clinical outcomes in patients with septic shock. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted. The patients with septic shock admitted to Department of Critical Care Medicine of China-Japan Friendship Hospital from August 2014 to October 2016 were enrolled. After 24 hours of resuscitation and other therapy, they were randomly divided into two groups by sealed envelope...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507099/carbon-dioxide-dependent-regulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-family-members-relb-and-p100-gives-molecular-insight-into-co2-dependent-immune-regulation
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Ciara E Keogh, Carsten C Scholz, Javier Rodriguez, Andrew C Selfridge, Alexander von Kriegshiem, Eoin P Cummins
CO2 is a physiological gas normally produced in the body during aerobic respiration. Hypercapnia (elevated blood pCO2 > ≈ 50mmHg) is a feature of several lung pathologies e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Hypercapnia is associated with increased susceptibility to bacterial infections and suppression of inflammatory signaling. The NF-κB pathway has been implicated in these effects, however, the molecular mechanisms underpinning cellular sensitivity of the NF-κB pathway to CO2 is not fully elucidated...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502165/grape-seed-proanthocyanidin-inhibits-mucin-synthesis-and-viral-replication-by-suppression-of-ap-1-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-via-p38-mapks-jnk-signaling-pathways-in-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infected-a549-cells
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Jin-Woo Lee, Young Il Kim, Chang-Nim Im, Sung Wan Kim, Su Jin Kim, Seoyeon Min, Yong Hoon Joo, Sung-Vin Yim, Namhyun Chung
Airway epithelial cells are often infected by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), one of the most common causes of asthma, bronchiolitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pneumonia. During the infection process, excessive mucins aggravate airway inflammation. However, the mechanism underlying RSV-induced airway hyperresponsiveness and inflammation is poorly understood. Furthermore, no reliable vaccines or drugs for antiviral therapy are available. In this study, the effect of the natural compound grape seed proanthocyanidin (GSP) on RSV-infected human airway epithelial cells A549 was evaluated...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498163/oral-hygiene-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-scoping-review-protocol
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Preben U Pedersen, Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt, Palle Larsen
It is hypothesized that systematic oral hygiene may reduce airway infections in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Before considering doing a systematic review, a scoping review is necessary to explore and map literature on the subject and identify which interventions have been carried out, if there is relevant literature available for a systematic review, or if further research should be initiated.The objective of this scoping review is to comprehensively identify and describe qualitative or quantitative literature reporting of non-invasive interventions that have been carried out to improve oral hygiene and relieve and/or reduce respiratory tract infections, exacerbation and/or hospital readmission in patients with diagnosed with COPD...
May 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495571/role-of-iron-in-the-pathogenesis-of-respiratory-disease
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Md Khadem Ali, Richard Y Kim, Rafia Karim, Jemma R Mayall, Kristy L Martin, Ali Shahandeh, Firouz Abbasian, Malcolm R Starkey, Veronique Loustaud-Ratti, Daniel Johnstone, Elizabeth A Milward, Philip M Hansbro, Jay C Horvat
Iron is essential for many biological processes, however, too much or too little iron can result in a wide variety of pathological consequences, depending on the organ system, tissue or cell type affected. In order to reduce pathogenesis, iron levels are tightly controlled in throughout the body by regulatory systems that control iron absorption, systemic transport and cellular uptake and storage. Altered iron levels and/or dysregulated homeostasis have been associated with several lung diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and asthma...
May 7, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494859/hiv-reprograms-human-airway-basal-stem-progenitor-cells-to-acquire-a-tissue-destructive-phenotype
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Nancy P Y Chung, Xuemei Ou, K M Faisal Khan, Jacqueline Salit, Robert J Kaner, Ronald G Crystal
While highly active anti-retroviral therapy has dramatically improved the survival of HIV-infected individuals, there is an increased risk for other co-morbidities, such as COPD, manifesting as emphysema. Given that emphysema originates around the airways and that human airway basal cells (BCs) are adult airway stem/progenitor cells, we hypothesized that HIV reprograms BCs to a distinct phenotype that contributes to the development of emphysema. Our data indicate that HIV binds to but does not replicate in BCs...
May 9, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493197/risk-factors-for-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-among-patients-undergoing-major-oncological-surgery-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Yutao Liu, Yaxia Di, Shuai Fu
Patients undergoing major oncological surgery for head and neck cancer (SHNC) have a particularly high risk of nosocomial infections. We aimed to identify risk factors for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in patients undergoing SHNC. The study included 465 patients who underwent SHNC between June 2011 and June 2014. The rate of VAP, risk factors for VAP, and biological aspects of VAP were retrospectively evaluated. The incidence of VAP was 19.6% (n = 95) in patients who required more than 48 h of mechanical ventilation...
May 11, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490869/pulmonary-infection-control-window-as-a-switching-point-for-sequential-ventilation-in-the-treatment-of-copd-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Yingying Lv, Qiurong Lv, Quanchao Lv, Tianwen Lai
PURPOSE: Choosing the appropriate time to switch to noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NPPV) plays a crucial role in promoting successful weaning. However, optimal timing for transitioning and weaning patients from mechanical ventilation (MV) to NPPV has not been clearly established. In China, the pulmonary infection control (PIC) window as a switching point for weaning from MV has been performed for many years, without definitive evidence of clinical benefit. This study aimed to summarize the evidence for NPPV at the PIC window for patients with respiratory failure from COPD...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489911/human-%C3%AE-defensin-2-production-upon-viral-and-bacterial-co-infection-is-attenuated-in-copd
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Jason W Arnason, James C Murphy, Cora Kooi, Shahina Wiehler, Suzanne L Traves, Christopher Shelfoon, Barbara Maciejewski, Curtis J Dumonceaux, W Shawn Lewenza, David Proud, Richard Leigh
Viral-bacterial co-infections are associated with severe exacerbations of COPD. Epithelial antimicrobial peptides, including human β-defensin-2 (HBD-2), are integral to innate host defenses. In this study, we examined how co-infection of airway epithelial cells with rhinovirus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa modulates HBD-2 expression, and whether these responses are attenuated by cigarette smoke and in epithelial cells obtained by bronchial brushings from smokers with normal lung function or from COPD patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482840/blood-and-sputum-eosinophils-in-copd-relationship-with-bacterial-load
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Umme Kolsum, Gavin C Donaldson, Richa Singh, Bethan L Barker, Vandana Gupta, Leena George, Adam J Webb, Sarah Thurston, Anthony J Brookes, Timothy D McHugh, Jadwiga A Wedzicha, Christopher E Brightling, Dave Singh
BACKGROUND: Sputum and blood eosinophil counts predict corticosteroid effects in COPD patients. Bacterial infection causes increased airway neutrophilic inflammation. The relationship of eosinophil counts with airway bacterial load in COPD patients is uncertain. We tested the hypothesis that bacterial load and eosinophil counts are inversely related. METHODS: COPD patients were seen at stable state and exacerbation onset. Sputum was processed for quantitative polymerase chain reaction detection of the potentially pathogenic microorganisms (PPM) H...
May 8, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481637/hydrogen-sulfide-a-novel-player-in-airway-development-pathophysiology-of-respiratory-diseases-and-antiviral-defenses
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Nikolay Bazhanov, Maria Ansar, Teodora Ivanciuc, Roberto P Garofalo, Antonella Casola
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a biologically relevant signaling molecule in mammals. Together with the volatile substances nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO), H2S is defined as a gasotransmitter, playing a physiological role in a variety of functions such as synaptic transmission, vascular tone, angiogenesis, inflammation and cellular signaling. The generation of H2S is catalyzed by cystathionine β-synthase (CBS), cystathionine γ-lyase (CSE) and 3 mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3-MST). The expression of CBS and CSE is tissue-specific with CBS being expressed predominantly in the brain and CSE in peripheral tissues, including lungs...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480154/congenital-tracheobronchomegaly-mounier-kuhn-syndrome-in-a-woman-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-a-case-report
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Amanda Fletcher, Justin Stowell, Socrates Jamoulis
Congenital tracheobronchomegaly (Mounier-Kuhn Syndrome, MKS) is a rare idiopathic disorder characterized by dilation of the central airways, including the trachea and first through fourth order bronchi. MKS disproportionately affects men and results in chronic respiratory tract infections. The diagnosis is made through the synthesis of clinical and radiological data. Here we report a unique case of MKS in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. A 45-year-old African American woman with a past medical history of HIV, tobacco and recreational drug abuse, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep apnea, and a 15-year history of recurrent respiratory infections presented with dyspnea, wheezing, a productive cough, increased yellow-green sputum production, and subjective fevers...
April 4, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479113/pharmacotherapy-for-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis-results-from-an-ntm-info-research-patient-survey-and-the-bronchiectasis-and-ntm-research-registry
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E Henkle, T R Aksamit, A F Barker, J R Curtis, C L Daley, M L Daniels, A DiMango, E Eden, K Fennelly, D E Griffith, M Johnson, M R Knowles, A Leitman, P Leitman, E Malanga, M L Metersky, P G Noone, A E O'Donnell, K N Olivier, D Prieto, M Salathe, B Thomashow, G Tino, G Turino, S Wisclenny, K L Winthrop
PURPOSE: Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis ("bronchiectasis") is a chronic inflammatory lung disease often associated with nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) infection. Very little data exist to guide bronchiectasis management decisions. We sought to describe patterns of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and antibiotic therapy in the U.S. METHODS: We invited 2,000 patients through NTM Info & Research (NTMir) to complete an anonymous electronic survey. We separately queried baseline clinical and laboratory data from the U...
May 4, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476471/elevated-levels-of-circulating-exosome-in-copd-patients-are-associated-with-systemic-inflammation
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Dino B A Tan, Jesse Armitage, Teck-Hui Teo, Nathanael E Ong, Heewoong Shin, Yuben P Moodley
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by progressive pulmonary and systemic inflammation. Acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD) are associated with acute inflammation and infections and increase the rates of morbidity and mortality. Currently, neither the aetiology nor pathogenesis of AECOPD are entirely understood. Exosomes have been reported to regulate immunity and inflammation via specific intercellular communications through an array of macromolecules (e.g. microRNA and proteins) contained within these microvesicles...
April 26, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475655/six-key-topics-informal-carers-of-patients-with-breathlessness-in-advanced-disease-want-to-learn-about-and-why-mrc-phase-i-study-to-inform-an-educational-intervention
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Morag Farquhar, Clarissa Penfold, John Benson, Roberta Lovick, Ravi Mahadeva, Sophie Howson, Julie Burkin, Sara Booth, David Gilligan, Christopher Todd, Gail Ewing
INTRODUCTION: Breathlessness is a common symptom of advanced disease placing a huge burden on patients, health systems and informal carers (families and friends providing daily help and support). It causes distress and isolation. Carers provide complex personal, practical and emotional support yet often feel ill-prepared to care. They lack knowledge and confidence in their caring role. The need to educate carers and families about breathlessness is established, yet we lack robustly developed carer-targeted educational interventions to meet their needs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475416/specific-clinical-profile-and-risk-factors-for-mortality-in-general-surgery-patients-with-infections-by-multi-drug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria
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Ines Rubio-Perez, Elena Martin-Perez, Diego Domingo-García, Damian Garcia-Olmo
BACKGROUND: The incidence of gram-negative multi-drug-resistant (MDR) infections is increasing worldwide. This study sought to determine the incidence, clinical profiles, risk factors, and mortality of these infections in general surgery patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All general surgery patients with a clinical infection by gram-negative MDR bacteria were studied prospectively for a period of five years (2007-2011). Clinical, surgical, and microbiologic parameters were recorded, with a focus on the identification of risk factors for MDR infection and mortality...
May 5, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469498/twenty-five-years-of-chronic-strongyloidiasis-in-an-immigrant
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Kalambay N Junior, Rehana Zaman, Mohammed H Zaman, Taufiq Zaman
Chronic strongyloidiasis is an infection of the tropical regions, caused by the nematode Strongyloides stercoralis. In the United States, patients are typically immigrants. The very long asymptomatic phase followed by the clinical presentation of the disease mimics asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as in this case report. The inconsistency of eosinophilia and the low sensitivity of microscopic stool examination make chronic strongyloidiasis a disease that is frequently misdiagnosed in the United States...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460201/deep-sternal-wound-infections-a-severe-complication-after-cardiac-surgery
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A Morgante, F Romeo
Sternal Wound Infections (SWI) represent a dangerous complication after cardiac surgery entailing significantly longer hospital stays and worse short-term survival, especially in case of deep infections (DSWI) with the onset of osteomielitis or mediastinitis. The real incidence of SWI can be estimated between 0.25% and 10%; among the risk factors for sternal dehiscences after a longitudinal median sternotomy, several experiences underline the role of diabetes as an independent risk factor for post-operative infections, especially in patients affected by COPD with higher BMI...
January 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
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