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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730377/influence-of-vitamin-d-and-cotinine-on-t-regulatory-cells-and-asthma-severity-in-children
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Bolesław Kalicki, Agata Wawrzyniak, Agnieszka Lipińska-Opałka, Sławomir Lewicki, Robert Zdanowski
Asthma is a common chronic respiratory diseases in children. Understanding the immune mechanisms of epigenetic factors may contribute to a better control of asthma. This study seeks to determine the effects of serum vitamin D and urine cotinine on asthma severity and on T regulatory cells (Tregs) and other immune-related factors such as CD3, CD4, CD8, CD19, CD16/56, and anti-CD3 HLA-DR3. The study involved 34 children with asthma. Disease severity was assessed with the Asthma Control Test, spirometry, and the fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO)...
July 21, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729480/home-spirometry-for-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-ready-for-prime-time
#2
EDITORIAL
Toby M Maher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728933/predictors-of-mortality-in-pulmonary-sarcoidosis
#3
Gamze Kirkil, Elyse E Lower, Robert P Baughman
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prognostic strength of factors in predicting respiratory death in a large cohort of sarcoidosis patients with at least eight years' follow-up. METHODS: We collected age, sex, self-declared race, time of death, spirometry, diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide, chest x-ray stage, extent of fibrosis on high resolution computer tomography (HRCT), and presence of pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension (PH). The gender, age, physiology (GAP) index and Walsh's criteria for high versus low risk were calculated...
July 17, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722078/true-prevalence-of-copd-and-its-association-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-in-the-internal-medicine-ward-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital
#4
Jonathan Tschopp, Philippe Dumont, Daniel Hayoz
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to determine the prevalence of confirmed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in patients aged 45 years or more who were admitted to the internal medicine ward of our tertiary care hospital (HFR Fribourg, Switzerland), and were either "tagged" as having COPD or at risk for COPD. The secondary objective was to determine the prevalence of the association of COPD with peripheral artery disease (PAD) in this population. METHODOLOGY: We evaluated all consecutive patients aged 45 years, admitted to our internal medicine ward between November 2013 and March 2014...
July 19, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720601/a-case-of-progressive-orthopnoea-and-shoulder-pain-secondary-to-bilateral-diaphragmatic-paralysis
#5
Anna Herbert, Waseem Asrar Khan, Salem Madi
A 45-year-old man with a raised body mass index presented with an acute history of right lower chest pain and increasing breathlessness. C reactive protein, D dimer and cardiac echocardiography were negative, with mild bibasal atelectasis the only positive reported finding from erect chest X-ray and CT pulmonary angiogram. He was discharged with antibiotics for a chest infection. He remained severely breathless and was referred to the sleep-related breathing disorders clinic. He described shoulder pain, daytime tiredness and sleeping upright due to a ââ'¬Ëœsuffocatingââ'¬â"¢ sensation...
July 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719893/treatment-of-copd-exacerbation-in-switzerland-results-and-recommendations-of-the-european-copd-audit
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Michael Buess, Daniel Schilter, Tino Schneider, Marc Maurer, Heinz Borer, Robert Thurnheer, Erich Köhler, Lilian Junker, Kathleen Jahn, Michael Grob, Jochen Rüdiger, Thomas Geiser, Erich Helfenstein, Markus Solèr, René Fiechter, Thomas Sigrist, Patrick Brun, Jürg Barandun, Eva Koltai, José Luis López-Campos, Sylvia Hartl, Michael Roberts, Desiree M Schumann, Michael Tamm, Daiana Stolz
BACKGROUND: The European COPD Audit initiated by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) evaluated the management of hospital admissions due to exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in several European countries. Data on the treatment of severe acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPDs) in Switzerland are scarce. OBJECTIVES: In light of the GOLD 2010 guidelines, this work aims to examine the quality of care for AECOPD and to provide specific recommendations for the management of severe AECOPD in Switzerland...
July 19, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719800/variants-in-the-il-8-gene-and-the-response-to-inhaled-bronchodilators-in-cystic-fibrosis
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Larissa Lazzarini Furlan, José Dirceu Ribeiro, Carmen Sílvia Bertuzzo, João Batista Salomão Junior, Dorotéia Rossi Silva Souza, Fernando Augusto Lima Marson
OBJECTIVE: IL-8 (interleukin 8) protein promotes inflammatory responses, even in airways. The presence of IL-8 gene variants causes altered inflammatory responses and possibly varied responses to inhaled bronchodilators (BD). Thus, this study analyzed the IL-8 variants (rs4073, rs2227306, and rs2227307) and their association with the response to BD in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. METHODS: Analysis of IL-8 gene variants was performed by RFLP-PCR. The association between spirometry markers and the response to BD was evaluated by Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis tests...
July 15, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719697/diagnosis-and-management-of-asthma-in-adults-a-review
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Jennifer L McCracken, Sreenivas P Veeranki, Bill T Ameredes, William J Calhoun
Importance: Asthma affects about 7.5% of the adult population. Evidence-based diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment can improve functioning and quality of life in adult patients with asthma. Observations: Asthma is a heterogeneous clinical syndrome primarily affecting the lower respiratory tract, characterized by episodic or persistent symptoms of wheezing, dyspnea, and cough. The diagnosis of asthma requires these symptoms and demonstration of reversible airway obstruction using spirometry...
July 18, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719135/multiple-breath-washout-in-paediatric-patients-after-lung-transplantation
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Sylvia Nyilas, Julia Carlens, Timothy Price, Florian Singer, Carsten Müller, Gesine Hansen, Gregor Warnecke, Philipp Latzin, Nicolaus Schwerk
Forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1 ) from spirometry, is the most commonly used parameter to detect early allograft dysfunction after lung transplantation (LTx). There are concerns regarding its sensitivity. Nitrogen-multiple breath washout (N2 -MBW) is sensitive at detecting early global (lung clearance index; LCI), and acinar (Sacin ) airway inhomogeneity. We investigated whether N2 -MBW indices indicate small airways pathology after LTx in children with stable spirometry. Thirty-seven children without BOS on median 1...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718995/a-systematic-review-of-the-prevalence-and-impact-of-urinary-incontinence-in-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Katherine B Frayman, Traci M Kazmerski, Susan M Sawyer
This systematic review synthesizes published articles investigating the prevalence, severity and impact of urinary incontinence (UI), a condition associated with cystic fibrosis (CF). References were identified through searching Medline, Embase and PubMed using the medical subject headings 'cystic fibrosis' AND 'urinary incontinence'. Articles were included if UI prevalence was investigated as an outcome. Twelve studies met selection criteria. The prevalence of UI ranged from 5% to 76%. Age and gender contributed to this variability...
July 18, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718683/the-measurement-of-cough-response-to-bronchoconstriction-induced-by-methacholine-inhalation-in-healthy-subjects-an-examination-using-the-astograph-method
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Johsuke Hara, Masaki Fujimura, Noriyuki Ohkura, Tamami Sakai, Kenta Yamamura, Miki Abo, Hayato Koba, Satoshi Watanabe, Taro Yoneda, Shingo Nishikawa, Takashi Sone, Hideharu Kimura, Yoshihisa Ishiura, Kazuo Kasahara
BACKGROUND: We demonstrated that heightened cough response to bronchoconstriction is a fundamental feature of cough variant asthma (CVA). To evaluate this physiological feature of CVA in daily clinical practice, it is necessary to clarify the cough response to bronchoconstriction in healthy subjects. We evaluated cough response to methacholine (MCh)-induced bronchoconstriction in healthy subjects. A forced oscillometry technique was used to measure airway resistance changes with Mch. METHODS: Healthy never-smokers (21 men, 20 women; mean 22...
July 18, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718320/oral-prednisolone-for-4-days-does-not-increase-exercise-tolerance-in-men-with-copd
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S L Karlsson, V Backer, Nina Skavlan Godtfredsen
One of the primary objectives in management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is preventing decrease in lung function and reducing the annual number of acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD). An oral course of systemic corticosteroids is a commonly used treatment in AECOPD. We hypothesize that this treatment also increases exercise performance and decreases muscle fatigue. In a randomized double-blinded, parallel, placebo-controlled trial, we investigated 14 men (8 on prednisolone 37.5 mg vs. 6 on placebo) with severe and very severe COPD...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718249/frequency-of-undiagnosed-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Raza Ullah, Shahid Salam, Tahir Ghaffar, Rahim Muhammad, Imran Khan
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive airway disease (COPD) is considered as risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD) along with other risk factors. This study was conducted to determine the frequency of undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in patients with coronary artery disease. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the Pulmonology and Cardiology wards/OPD's of Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar. Patients more than 35 years of age, diagnosed with CAD of either gender were included...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715576/association-of-ozone-exposure-with-cardiorespiratory-pathophysiologic-mechanisms-in-healthy-adults
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Drew B Day, Jianbang Xiang, Jinhan Mo, Feng Li, Mingkei Chung, Jicheng Gong, Charles J Weschler, Pamela A Ohman-Strickland, Jan Sundell, Wenguo Weng, Yinping Zhang, Junfeng Jim Zhang
Importance: Exposure to ozone has been associated with cardiovascular mortality, but the underlying biological mechanisms are not yet understood. Objective: To examine the association between ozone exposure and cardiopulmonary pathophysiologic mechanisms. Design, Setting, and Participants: A longitudinal study involving 89 healthy adult participants living on a work campus in Changsha City, China, was conducted from December 1, 2014, to January 31, 2015...
July 17, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714435/a-multicenter-family-practitioners-research-on-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-screening-using-the-copd-assessment-test
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Hakan Demirci, Koncuy Eniste, Ebru Onuker Basaran, Gokhan Ocakoglu, Zeynep Yilmaz, Sumeyye Tuna
OBJECTIVES: Spirometry is known to be a gold standard for the diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD Assessment Test (CAT) is an eight-item questionnaire currently in use to evaluate patients with COPD. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate if CAT is an adequate tool for screening COPD. METHODS: In total, 600 persons aging ⩾40 years old were randomly selected from three different family practice units located in the city center. CAT was asked to the participants and a spirometry was used to assess pulmonary obstruction...
July 17, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714203/posterior-cordotomy-in-bilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-using-monopolar-microelectrodes-and-radiofrequency-in-18-patients
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J Basterra, Y Castillo-Lopez, R Reboll, E Zapater, C Olavarria, F Krause, R Hernandez, M Torres, F Tocornal
Posterior cordotomy is an option in the surgical treatment of bilateral vocal cord paralysis in adduction. We present results obtained in 18 patients with bilateral vocal cord paralysis in adduction treated using microelectrodes terminal with tips in several angles, and a radiofrequency generator from 2008 to 2013. The functional outcome was evaluated using postoperative spirometry, the decannulation time, and swallowing. All patients except one were successfully decannulated and showed an increase in mid-inspiratory flow rates...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710986/pulmonary-function-and-respiratory-health-of-rural-farmers-and-artisanal-and-small-scale-gold-miners-in-ghana
#17
Mozhgon Rajaee, Allison K Yee, Rachel N Long, Elisha P Renne, Thomas G Robins, Niladri Basu
The recent increase in artisanal and small scale gold mining (ASGM) worldwide has elicited a number of public health concerns for miners and mining communities, including respiratory health. The two primary inhalational exposures of concern are crystalline silica expected to be present in gold ore and smoke from biomass fuels used in cooking. Here, measurements of pulmonary function and of respiratory symptoms were performed in an ASGM community, Kejetia, and a comparison agricultural community, Gorogo, in the Upper East Region of Ghana in May-July 2011...
July 12, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710850/efficacy-and-safety-of-beclomethasone-dipropionate-breath-actuated-or-metered-dose-inhaler-in-pediatric-patients-with-asthma
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M Vandewalker, L Hickey, C J Small
BACKGROUND: Breath-actuated inhalers (BAI) eliminate the need for hand-breath coordination and, therefore, simplify thedelivery of inhaled medication. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of beclomethasone dipropionate BAI and metered-dose inhaler (MDI) versus placebo in pediatric patients ages 4-11 years with persistent asthma. METHODS: In this double-blind, double-dummy, phase III study, 628 children with persistent asthma were randomly assigned(1:1:1:1:1) to twice-daily beclomethasone dipropionate (BAI 80 micrograms/day, BAI 160 micrograms/day, MDI 80 micrograms/day, or MDI 160 micrograms/day) or to placebo...
July 14, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709466/effects-of-inhaled-hypertonic-7-saline-on-lung-function-test-in-preschool-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-results-of-a-crossover-randomized-clinical-trial
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Raffaella Nenna, Fabio Midulla, Caterina Lambiase, Giovanna De Castro, Anna Maria Zicari, Luciana Indinnimeo, Giuseppe Cimino, Patrizia Troiani, Serena Quattrucci, Giancarlo Tancredi
BACKGROUND: This crossover, randomized, double-blind study (conducted over a 32-week period) was performed to determine, in clinically stable Cystic fibrosis (CF) preschool children: the effects of 7% inhaled hypertonic saline on spirometry and interrupter resistance technique (Rint), and the possible side effects. METHODS: Twelve CF children (6M, mean age ± SD: 5.7 ± 0.8 yrs) were enrolled and randomly assigned to receive hypertonic saline (HS-4 ml 7% sodium chloride), or normal saline (NS-0...
July 15, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708268/screening-protocols-to-monitor-respiratory-status-in-primary-immunodeficiency-disease-findings-from-a-european-survey-and-subclinical-infection-working-group
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Stephen Jolles, Silvia Sánchez-Ramón, Isabella Quinti, Pere Soler-Palacín, Carlo Agostini, Benoit Florkin, Louis-Jean Couderc, Nicholas Brodszki, Alison Jones, Hilary Longhurst, Klaus Warnatz, Filomeen Haerynck, Andrea Matucci, Esther de Vries
Many patients with primary immunodeficiency (PID) who have antibody deficiency develop progressive lung disease due to underlying subclinical infection and inflammation. To understand how these patients are monitored we conducted a retrospective survey based on patient records of 13 PID centres across Europe, regarding the care of 1,061 adult and 178 paediatric patients with PID on IgG replacement. The most common diagnosis was common variable immunodeficiency in adults (75%), and hypogammaglobulinaemia in children (39%)...
July 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
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