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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351016/nano-enabled-paper-humidity-sensor-for-mobile-based-point-of-care-lung-function-monitoring
#1
Mitradip Bhattacharjee, Harshal B Nemade, Dipankar Bandyopadhyay
The frequency of breathing and peak flow rate of exhaled air are necessary parameters to detect chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPDs) such as asthma, bronchitis, or pneumonia. We developed a lung function monitoring point-of-care-testing device (LFM-POCT) consisting of mouthpiece, paper-based humidity sensor, micro-heater, and real-time monitoring unit. Fabrication of a mouthpiece of optimal length ensured that the exhaled air was focused on the humidity-sensor. The resistive relative humidity sensor was developed using a filter paper coated with nanoparticles, which could easily follow the frequency and peak flow rate of the human breathing...
March 22, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350721/a-rare-case-of-cor-triatriatum-leading-to-respiratory-failure-and-shock-in-an-8-month-old
#2
Catherine Burger
An 8-month-old boy presents with 1 week of gradually worsening respiratory distress. After chest radiograph shows bilateral airspace opacities, he is treated for pneumonia with antibiotics and intravenous fluids. Shortly after this, he decompensates requiring intubation, followed by cardiopulmonary support with pressors and eventually extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Bedside ultrasound then shows an additional congenital membrane in the left atrium obstructing pulmonary venous return and thought to have caused his original presentation and subsequent decompensation...
March 27, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350485/ct-findings-radiologic-pathologic-correlation-and-imaging-predictors-of-survival-for-patients-with-interstitial-pneumonia-with-autoimmune-features
#3
Jonathan H Chung, Steven M Montner, Ayodeji Adegunsoye, Cathryn Lee, Justin M Oldham, Aliya N Husain, Heber MacMahon, Imre Noth, Rekha Vij, Mary E Strek
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine the CT findings and patterns of interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features (IPAF) and to assess whether imaging can predict survival for patients with IPAF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 136 subjects who met the criteria for IPAF and had diagnostic-quality chest CT scans obtained from 2006 to 2015; a total of 74 of these subjects had pathologic samples available for review within 1 year of chest CT examination...
March 28, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346975/hypothyroidism-is-associated-with-all-cause-mortality-in-a-national-cohort-of-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
#4
Hsuan-Jen Lin, Chung-Chih Lin, Hsuan Ming Lin, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Che-Chen Lin, Chiz-Tzung Chang, Che-Yi Chou, Chiu-Ching Huang
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of hypothyroidism is high in hemodialysis (HD) patients and hypothyroidism increases all-cause mortality in HD patients. Comorbidities are common in HD patients and are associated with both mortality and hypothyroidism. The aim of the study is to explore the effect of the interactions of comorbidities and hypothyroidism on all-cause mortality in HD patients. METHOD: Patients with hypothyroidism (ICD-9-CM 244.0, 244.1, and 244.9) and matched patients without hypothyroidism in the Registry for Catastrophic Illness Patient Database of Taiwan Health Insurance from 2000 to 2010 were analyzed...
March 27, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346529/human-amnion-epithelial-cells-modulate-the-inflammatory-response-to-ventilation-in-preterm-lambs
#5
Jacqueline M Melville, Courtney A McDonald, Robert J Bischof, Graeme R Polglase, Rebecca Lim, Euan M Wallace, Graham Jenkin, Timothy J Moss
Ventilation of preterm neonates causes pulmonary inflammation that can contribute to lung injury, propagate systemically and result in long-term disease. Modulation of this initial response may reduce lung injury and its sequelae. We aimed to determine the effect of human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) on immune activation and lung injury in preterm neonatal lambs. Preterm lambs received intratracheal hAECs (90x106) or vehicle, prior to 2 h of mechanical ventilation. Within 5 min of ventilation onset, lambs also received intravenous hAECs (90x106) or vehicle...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346434/optimization-of-adeno-associated-virus-vector-mediated-gene-transfer-to-the-respiratory-tract
#6
F Kurosaki, R Uchibori, N Mato, Y Sehara, Y Saga, M Urabe, H Mizukami, Y Sugiyama, A Kume
An efficient adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector was constructed for the treatment of respiratory diseases. AAV serotypes, promoters, and routes of administration potentially influencing the efficiency of gene transfer to airway cells were examined in the present study. Among the nine AAV serotypes (AAV1-9) screened in vitro and four serotypes (AAV1, 2, 6, 9) evaluated in vivo, AAV6 showed the strongest transgene expression. As for promoters, the cytomegalovirus (CMV) early enhancer/chicken β-actin (CAG) promoter resulted in more robust transduction than the CMV promoter...
March 27, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346430/il-17c-mediates-the-recruitment-of-tumor-associated-neutrophils-and-lung-tumor-growth
#7
C Jungnickel, L H Schmidt, L Bittigkoffer, L Wolf, A Wolf, F Ritzmann, A Kamyschnikow, C Herr, M D Menger, T Spieker, R Wiewrodt, R Bals, C Beisswenger
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer and an aberrant microbiota of the lung. Microbial colonization contributes to chronic neutrophilic inflammation in COPD. Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is frequently found in lungs of stable COPD patients and is the major pathogen triggering exacerbations. The epithelial cytokine interleukin-17C (IL-17C) promotes the recruitment of neutrophils into inflamed tissues. The purpose of this study was to investigate the function of IL-17C in the pulmonary tumor microenvironment...
March 27, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346367/transplantation-of-menstrual-blood-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-promotes-the-repair-of-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury
#8
Bingyu Xiang, Lu Chen, Xiaojun Wang, Yongjia Zhao, Yanling Wang, Charlie Xiang
Acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Menstrual blood-derived stem cells (MenSCs) have been shown to be good therapeutic tools in diseases such as ovarian failure and cardiac fibrosis. However, relevant studies of MenSCs in ALI have not yet proceeded. We hypothesized that MenSC could attenuate the inflammation in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced ALI and promote the repair of damaged lung. ALI model was induced by LPS in C57 mice, and saline or MenSCs were administered via tail vein after four hours...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346123/panfungal-polymerase-chain-reaction-for-identification-of-fungal-pathogens-in-formalin-fixed-animal-tissues
#9
Courtney Meason-Smith, Erin E Edwards, Caitlin E Older, Mackenzie Branco, Laura K Bryan, Sara D Lawhon, Jan S Suchodolski, Gabriel Gomez, Joanne Mansell, Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann
Identification of fungal organisms often poses a problem for pathologists because the histomorphology of some fungal organisms is not specific, fresh tissues may not be available, and isolation and identification in culture may take a long time. The purpose of this study was to validate the use of panfungal polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to identify fungal organisms from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded curls were tested from 128 blocks containing canine, feline, equine, and bovine tissues with cutaneous, nasal, pulmonary, and systemic fungal infections, identified by the presence of fungi in histologic sections...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345959/ventilatory-inefficiency-and-exertional-dyspnea-in-early-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#10
J Alberto Neder, Danilo C Berton, Paulo de Tarso Müller, Amany F Elbehairy, Alcides Rocha, Paolo Palange, Denis E O'Donnell
Exertional dyspnea is present across the spectrum of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) severity. However, without realizing it themselves, patients may decrease daily physical activity to avoid distressing respiratory sensations. Dyspnea also may be associated with deconditioning. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing can uncover exertional dyspnea and its physiological determinants in patients with preserved or only mildly-reduced FEV1. Dyspnea in mild COPD can largely be explained by increased "wasted" ventilation in the physiological dead space which heightens the drive to breathe and worsens the inspiratory mechanical constraints...
March 27, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345955/smoking-dependent-distal-to-proximal-repatterning-of-the-adult-human-small-airway-epithelium
#11
Jing Yang, Wu-Lin Zuo, Tomoya Fukui, IonWa Chao, Kazunori Gomi, Busub Lee, Michelle R Staudt, Robert J Kaner, Yael Strulovici-Barel, Jacqueline Salit, Ronald G Crystal, Renat Shaykhiev
RATIONALE: Small airways are the primary site of pathologic changes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the major smoking-induced lung disorder. OBJECTIVES: Based on the concept of proximal-distal patterning that determines regional specialization of the airway epithelium during lung development, we hypothesized that a similar program operates in the adult human lung being altered by smoking leading to decreased regional identity of the small airway epithelium (SAE)...
March 27, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345383/pulmonary-fibrosis-part-i-epidemiology-pathogenesis-and-diagnosis
#12
Keith C Meyer
Many forms of interstitial lung disease (ILD) can progress to extensive fibrosis and respiratory failure. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which generally has a poor prognosis, has been thoroughly studied over the past two decades, and many important discoveries have been made that pertain to genetic predisposition, epidemiology, disease pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management. Additionally, non-IPF forms of ILD can have radiologic and histopathologic manifestations that mimic IPF, and making an accurate diagnosis is key to providing personalized medicine to patients with pulmonary fibrosis...
March 26, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345369/pulmonary-fibrosis-part-ii-state-of-the-art-patient-management
#13
Keith C Meyer
While many pharmacologic therapies for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) have been evaluated via randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials (RCTs) conducted over the past two decades, most therapies have been shown to be ineffective or even potentially harmful. However, a number of recently completed RCTs have shown significant efficacy for pirfenidone and nintedanib for the treatment of IPF. Areas Covered: This manuscript reviews recent advances in the management of IPF and other forms of fibrosing interstitial lung disease (ILD) with an emphasis on IPF...
March 26, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344981/the-effects-of-exogenous-lipid-on-thp-1-cells-an-in-vitro-model-of-airway-aspiration
#14
Yvette A Hayman, Laura R Sadofsky, James D Williamson, Simon P Hart, Alyn H Morice
Chronic inflammatory diseases of the airways are associated with gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) and aspiration events. The observation of lipid-laden macrophages (LLMs) within the airway may indicate aspiration secondary to GOR. The proposed mechanism, that lipid droplets from undigested or partially digested food are aspirated leading to accumulation in scavenging macrophages, led us to hypothesise that an activated population of LLMs could interact with other immune cells to induce bronchial inflammation...
January 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344980/discordance-in-investigator-reported-and-adjudicated-sudden-death-in-tiospir
#15
Robert A Wise, Peter R Kowey, George Austen, Achim Mueller, Norbert Metzdorf, Andy Fowler, Lorcan P McGarvey
Accurate and consistent determination of cause of death is challenging in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. TIOSPIR (N=17 135) compared the safety and efficacy of tiotropium Respimat 5/2.5 µg with HandiHaler 18 µg in COPD patients. All-cause mortality was a primary end-point. A mortality adjudication committee (MAC) assessed all deaths. We aimed to investigate causes of discordance in investigator-reported and MAC-adjudicated causes of death and their impact on results, especially cardiac and sudden death...
January 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344805/utilization-of-cholera-toxin-b-as-a-mucosal-adjuvant-elicits-antibody-mediated-protection-against-s-pneumoniae-infection-in-mice
#16
Kari Wiedinger, Daniel Pinho, Constantine Bitsaktsis
BACKGOUND: The introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate and polysaccharide vaccines have been valuable tools for combating invasive pneumococcal infection in children and healthy adults. Despite the available vaccination strategies, pneumococcal pneumonia and associated diseases continue to cause substantial morbidity and mortality, particularly in individuals with chronic disease and ageing populations. Next-generation pneumococcal vaccines will need to be highly immunogenic across patient populations providing both mucosal and systemic protective immunity...
February 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344684/splenic-vein-thrombosis-as-a-rare-complication-of-disseminated-tuberculosis-imaging-diagnosis-and-case-report
#17
Satarupa Roy, Shuchi Bhatt, Rajesh Rawal, Anupama Tandon, Neha Meena
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism is a known but rare complication associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. The reported incidence of venous thromboembolism is 1.5-3.4% of infected patients, and it occurs due to a hypercoagulable state induced by the associated inflammation. CASE REPORT: A young woman with pulmonary tuberculosis was found to have disseminated tuberculosis and a clinically unsuspected partial thrombus in the splenic vein on imaging...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344611/percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation-state-of-the-art-and-polish-experience
#18
REVIEW
Elżbieta K Biernacka, Witold Rużyłło, Marcin Demkow
Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) is a relatively new method of treating patients with right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) dysfunction after surgical repair of congenital heart disease. Since its introduction in 2000 by Bonhoeffer, more than ten thousand PPVI procedures have been performed worldwide. Indications for PPVI have been adapted from those accepted for surgical intervention. Two types of valves are being used: Melody Medtronic available in diameters 16 mm and 18 mm and the family of Edwards SAPIEN valves 23, 26 and 29...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344354/hdac1-3-inhibitor-ms-275-enhances-il10-expression-in-raw264-7-macrophages-and-reduces-cigarette-smoke-induced-airway-inflammation-in-mice
#19
Niek G J Leus, Thea van den Bosch, Petra E van der Wouden, Kim Krist, Maria E Ourailidou, Nikolaos Eleftheriadis, Loes E M Kistemaker, Sophie Bos, Rutger A F Gjaltema, Solomon A Mekonnen, Rainer Bischoff, Reinoud Gosens, Hidde J Haisma, Frank J Dekker
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) constitutes a major health burden. Studying underlying molecular mechanisms could lead to new therapeutic targets. Macrophages are orchestrators of COPD, by releasing pro-inflammatory cytokines. This process relies on transcription factors such as NF-κB, among others. NF-κB is regulated by lysine acetylation; a post-translational modification installed by histone acetyltransferases and removed by histone deacetylases (HDACs). We hypothesized that small molecule HDAC inhibitors (HDACi) targeting class I HDACs members that can regulate NF-κB could attenuate inflammatory responses in COPD via modulation of the NF-κB signaling output...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343949/lactate-and-echocardiography-before-veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support
#20
Chiara Lazzeri, Manuela Bonizzoli, Giovanni Cianchi, Stefano Batacchi, Paolo Terenzi, Morena Cozzolino, Pasquale Bernardo, Adriano Peris
BACKGROUND: Lactate has been recognised as a prognostic factor in several critical conditions. Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (VV-ECMO) is a well-established therapy in patients with Acute Respiratory Disease Syndrome (ARDS) unresponsive to conventional therapy and echocardiography pre ECMO initiation has been recently reported to help in risk stratifying these patients. METHODS: We assessed whether the detection of hyperlactataemia could be associated with the presence of left ventricle (LV) or right ventricle (RV) dysfunction in 121 consecutive patients with refractory ARDS...
March 14, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
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