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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807078/the-relationship-between-lung-function-and-the-clinical-and-histopathological-features-in-chinese-patients-with-nasal-polyps
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Q L Zhao, L Yu, L L Zhi, P Jin, X X Zi, L Zhao, A Li, Y Y Tu, L Shi, H P Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate lung function in Chinese patients suffering from chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps and examine its association with histopathological features. METHODS: The lung function of 99 patients with nasal polyps was measured. Haematoxylin and eosin and immunohistochemistry staining were performed to evaluate any inflammatory cells and epithelial tissue remodelling. RESULTS: Predicted maximal expiratory flow rate at 25 per cent vital capacity was reduced (p < 0...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762062/sequential-rituximab-and-omalizumab-for-the-treatment-of-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-churg-strauss-syndrome
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REVIEW
David Aguirre-Valencia, Iván Posso-Osorio, Juan-Carlos Bravo, Fabio Bonilla-Abadía, Gabriel J Tobón, Carlos A Cañas
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), formerly known as Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS), is a small vessel vasculitis associated with eosinophilia and asthma. Clinical manifestations commonly seen in patients presenting with EGPA range from upper airway and lung involvement to neurological, cardiac, cutaneous, and renal manifestations. Treatment for severe presentations includes steroids, cyclophosphamide, plasmapheresis, and recently, rituximab. Rituximab is associated with a good response in the treatment of vasculitis, but a variable response for the control of allergic symptoms...
July 31, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757230/vitamin-d-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-and-airway-hyperresponsiveness-in-infants-with-recurrent-respiratory-symptoms
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Anette M Määttä, Anne Kotaniemi-Syrjänen, Kristiina Malmström, L Pekka Malmberg, Jouko Sundvall, Anna S Pelkonen, Mika J Mäkelä
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D insufficiency might be associated with biased T-cell responses resulting in inflammatory conditions such as atopy and asthma. Little is known about the role of vitamin D in low-grade systemic inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in young children. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether vitamin D insufficiency and increased serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) are linked to AHR in symptomatic infants. METHODS: Seventy-nine infants with recurrent or persistent lower respiratory tract symptoms underwent comprehensive lung function testing and a bronchial methacholine challenge test...
July 28, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755856/th9-cells-induce-steroid-resistant-bronchial-hyperresponsiveness-in-mice
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Mayumi Saeki, Osamu Kaminuma, Tomoe Nishimura, Noriko Kitamura, Akio Mori, Takachika Hiroi
BACKGROUND: Reduced responsiveness to corticosteroid therapy is a major problem for patients with severe asthma. Although Th9 cells, along with Th2 cells, facilitate antigen-induced airway eosinophilia and bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR), the sensitivity of Th9 cell-mediated responses to steroid therapy remains unknown. In this study, we investigated the effect of dexamethasone (Dex) on antigen-induced airway inflammation in Th9 cell-transferred mice. METHODS: Ovalbumin (OVA)-specific Th2 and Th9 cells were polarized from the CD4(+) T cells of DO11...
July 26, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748902/acute-renal-failure-secondary-to-drug-related-crystalluria-and-or-drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptom-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-lung-cancer
#5
Saime Paydas, Mustafa Balal, Firat Kocabas, Nurettin Ay
Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) or drug-induced hypersensitivity is a severe adverse drug-induced reaction. Aromatic anticonvulsants, such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, and carbamazepine, and some drugs, can induce DRESS. Atypical crystalluria can be seen in patients treated with amoxycillin or some drugs and can cause acute renal failure. We describe a 66-year-old man who presented fever and rash and acute renal failure three days after starting amoxycillin. He was also using phenytoin because of cerebral metastatic lung cancer...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742120/virus-induced-asthma-attack-the-importance-of-allergic-inflammation-in-response-to-viral-antigen-in-an-animal-model-of-asthma
#6
Christopher Skappak, Ramses Ilarraza, Ying-Qi Wu, Matthew G Drake, Darryl J Adamko
Asthma exacerbation can be a life-threatening condition, and is most often triggered by common respiratory viruses. Poor asthma control and worsening of respiratory function is associated with increased airway inflammation, including eosinophilia. Prevention of asthma exacerbation relies on treatment with corticosteroids, which preferentially inhibit allergic inflammation like eosinophils. Human studies demonstrate that inactivated virus can trigger eosinophil activation in vitro through antigen presentation and memory CD4+ lymphocytes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736941/in-vivo-neutralization-of-%C3%AE-4-and-%C3%AE-7-integrins-inhibits-eosinophil-trafficking-and-prevents-lung-injury-during-tropical-pulmonary-eosinophilia-in-mice
#7
Pankaj Sharma, Aditi Sharma, Mrigank Srivastava
Integrins regulate leukocyte trafficking during homeostasis and inflammatory conditions. However, the role of α4 and β7 integrins in guiding eosinophil transmigration into the lungs during filarial manifestation of Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia (TPE) has not been explored. In this study, mice exhibiting TPE manifestations were administered with in vivo neutralizing antibodies against integrins α4 and β7 or their combination and immuno-pathological parameters were evaluated. Results show an intact lung barrier, significantly lower lung inflammation and reduced eosinophil counts in the Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and lungs of mice receiving anti-α4(+) β7 treatment...
July 24, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731127/pidotimod-exacerbates-allergic-pulmonary-infection-in-an-ova-mouse-model-of-asthma
#8
Luo-Qin Fu, Ya-Li Li, Ai-Kun Fu, Yan-Ping Wu, Yuan-Yuan Wang, Sheng-Lan Hu, Wei-Fen Li
Pidotimod is a synthetic dipeptide with biological and immuno‑modulatory properties. It has been widely used for treatment and prevention of recurrent respiratory infections. However, its impact on the regulation of allergic pulmonary inflammation is still not clear. In the current study, an ovalbumin (OVA)‑induced allergic asthma model was used to investigate the immune‑modulating effects of pidotimod on airway eosinophilia, mucus metaplasia and inflammatory factor expression compared with dexamethasone (positive control)...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725641/mechanisms-mediating-pediatric-severe-asthma-and-potential-novel-therapies
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REVIEW
Aldara Martin Alonso, Sejal Saglani
Although a rare disease, severe therapy-resistant asthma in children is a cause of significant morbidity and results in utilization of approximately 50% of health-care resources for asthma. Improving control for children with severe asthma is, therefore, an urgent unmet clinical need. As a group, children with severe asthma have severe and multiple allergies, steroid resistant airway eosinophilia, and significant structural changes of the airway wall (airway remodeling). Omalizumab is currently the only add-on therapy that is licensed for use in children with severe asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721208/new-perspectives-on-the-regulation-of-type-ii-inflammation-in-asthma
#10
REVIEW
Mireya Becerra-Díaz, Marsha Wills-Karp, Nicola M Heller
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs which has been thought to arise as a result of inappropriately directed T helper type-2 (Th2) immune responses of the lungs to otherwise innocuous inhaled antigens. Current asthma therapeutics are directed towards the amelioration of downstream consequences of type-2 immune responses (i.e. β-agonists) or broad-spectrum immunosuppression (i.e. corticosteroids). However, few approaches to date have been focused on the primary prevention of immune deviation...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718891/mk-reduces-inhaled-chlorine-triggered-ahr-and-airway-inflammation-in-the-mouse
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Yoichiro Hamamoto, Satoshi Ano, Benoit Allard, Michael O'Sullivan, Toby K McGovern, James G Martin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cysteinyl leukotrienes (CysLTs) are pro-inflammatory lipid mediators that exacerbate disease state in several asthma phenotypes including asthma induced by allergen, virus and exercise. However, the role of CysLTs in irritant-induced airway disease is not well characterized. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effect of montelukast (MK), a CysLT1R antagonist, on parameters of irritant-induced asthma (IIA) induced by inhalation of chlorine (Cl2 ) in the mouse...
July 18, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700253/house-dust-mite-induced-allergic-airway-disease-is-independent-of-ige-and-fc%C3%A9-ri%C3%AE
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Christopher G McKnight, Joseph A Jude, Zhenqi Zhu, Reynold A Panettieri, Fred D Finkelman
IgE contributes to disease exacerbations but not to baseline airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in human asthma. In rodent allergic airway disease (AAD), mast cell and IgE dependence for the induction of AHR has only been observed when mice are immunized with a relatively weak allergen without adjuvant. To evaluate the role of IgE in murine AAD that is induced by a potent allergen, we inoculated BALB/c and FVB/N background wild-type, and IgE- or FcεRIα-deficient mice intratracheally with large or limiting doses of house dust mite extract (HDM) and evaluated AHR, pulmonary eosinophilia, goblet cell metaplasia, serum IgE, and lung mastocytosis...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696176/interstitial-lung-disease-following-folfox-folfiri-and-bevacizumab-therapy-associated-with-leucovorin-a-case-report
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Satoru Mitsuboshi, Hiromi Kozakai, Hitoshi Yamada, Kazuhiko Nagai, Tomoyasu Furukawa, Kikuo Aizawa
Chemotherapy-induced interstitial lung disease in colorectal cancer patients is rare but represents a life-threatening adverse reaction. We report here a case of interstitial lung disease following chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer and the interesting results of the drug-induced lymphocyte stimulation test and leukocyte migration test. After chemotherapy with oxaliplatin plus infusional 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin (FOLFOX) plus bevacizumab followed by irinotecan plus infusional 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin (FOLFIRI), the patient was hospitalized with fever and chills...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667163/leukotriene-c4-potentiates-il-33-induced-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cell-activation-and-lung-inflammation
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Sean J Lund, Alex Portillo, Kellen Cavagnero, Rachel E Baum, Luay H Naji, Jana H Badrani, Amit Mehta, Michael Croft, David H Broide, Taylor A Doherty
Asthma is a complex disease that is promoted by dysregulated immunity and the presence of many cytokine and lipid mediators. Despite this, there is a paucity of data demonstrating the combined effects of multiple mediators in asthma pathogenesis. Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) have recently been shown to play important roles in the initiation of allergic inflammation; however, it is unclear whether lipid mediators, such as cysteinyl leukotrienes (CysLTs), which are present in asthma, could further amplify the effects of IL-33 on ILC2 activation and lung inflammation...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660189/eosinophil-activation-status-in-separate-compartments-and-association-with-asthma
#15
REVIEW
Mats W Johansson
Asthma is frequently characterized by eosinophil-rich airway inflammation. Airway eosinophilia is associated with asthma exacerbations and likely plays a part in airway remodeling. Eosinophil recruitment from the bloodstream depends on circulating eosinophils becoming activated, which leads to eosinophil arrest on activated endothelium, extravasation, and continued movement through the bronchial tissue by interaction with the extracellular matrix (ECM). Circulating eosinophils can exist at different activation levels, which include non-activated or pre-activated (sensitized or "primed")...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638572/hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-an-overlooked-cause-of-cough-and-dyspnea
#16
Ryan S D'souza, Anthony Donato
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is an immune-mediated pulmonary disorder involving inflammation of the lung interstitium, terminal bronchioles, and alveoli caused by the immune response to the inhalation of an offending environmental airborne agent. It can manifest as exertional dyspnea, fatigue, weight loss, and progressive respiratory failure if left untreated. Because of its protean features, it can be misdiagnosed as other common obstructive lung conditions such as asthma. If triggers are not avoided, it can progress to irreversible pulmonary fibrosis...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626631/chronic-eosinophilic-pneumonia-adjunctive-therapy-with-inhaled-steroids
#17
Christopher Chan, David DeLapp, Perry Nystrom
Idiopathic chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (ICEP) is a rare form of diffuse parenchymal lung disease first identified by Carrington et al. in 1969. It is characterized by the presence of constitutional and respiratory symptoms with associated peripheral opacities on imaging and elevated serum and/or bronchoalveolar eosinophilia. Although data is limited regarding etiology or prevalence, it is known that ICEP has a 2:1 female: male predominance and typically affects non-smokers. Diagnosis rests on the clinical constellation of respiratory symptoms of at least 2-4 weeks duration, the presence of diffuse pulmonary alveolar consolidation, classically described as the "photographic negative of pulmonary edema", the presence of eosinophils ≥40% on bronchoalveolar lavage or ≥1000/mm(3) eosinophils on peripheral blood and the exclusion of other known causes of eosinophilic lung diseases such as drugs, toxins, fungi, parasites, and collagen-vascular disorders...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624608/obesity-s-impact-on-asthma-extends-to-diagnostic-criteria
#18
Njira Lugogo, Cynthia L Green, Noah Agada, Siyi Zhang, Susanne Meghdadpour, Run Zhou, Siyun Yang, Kevin J Anstrom, Elliot Israel, Richard Martin, Robert F Lemanske, Homer Boushey, Stephen C Lazarus, Stephen I Wasserman, Mario Castro, William Calhoun, Stephen P Peters, Emily DiMango, Vernon Chinchilli, Nikolina Icitovic, Susan Kunselman, Tonya S King, Monica Kraft
BACKGROUND: The use of inflammatory biomarkers to delineate the type of lung inflammation present in asthma is increasingly common. However, the impact of obesity on these markers is unknown. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the impact of obesity on conventional markers of inflammation in asthma. METHODS: We performed secondary analysis of data from 652 patients previously enrolled in two ACRN trials. We performed linear correlations between biomarkers and logistic regression analysis to determine the predictive value of IgE, blood eosinophils and FeNO in relationship to sputum eosinophils (>2%), as well as to determine if cut points existed that would maximize the sensitivity and specificity for predicting sputum eosinophilia in the three weight groups...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624607/obese-asthmatic-patients-have-decreased-surfactant-protein-a%C3%A2-levels-mechanisms-and-implications
#19
Njira Lugogo, Dave Francisco, Kenneth J Addison, Akarsh Manne, William Pederson, Jennifer L Ingram, Cynthia L Green, Benjamin T Suratt, James J Lee, Mary E Sunday, Monica Kraft, Julie G Ledford
BACKGROUND: Eosinophils are prominent in some patients with asthma and are increased in the submucosa in a subgroup of obese patients with asthma (OAs). Surfactant protein A (SP-A) modulates host responses to infectious and environmental insults. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether SP-A levels are altered in OAs compared with a control group and to determine the implications of these alterations in SP-A levels in asthmatic patients. METHODS: Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from 23 lean, 12 overweight, and 20 obese subjects were examined for SP-A...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612233/targeting-the-pgd2-crth2-dp1-signaling-pathway-in-asthma-and-allergic-disease-current-status-and-future-perspectives
#20
Maciej Kupczyk, Piotr Kuna
Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) released by degranulating mast cells is believed to play a key role in orchestrating mechanisms of inflammation in allergies and asthma. The biological effects of PGD2 are mediated by D-prostanoid (DP1), CRTH2 (DP2), and thromboxane prostanoid (TP) receptors. The CRTH2 receptor is involved in induction of migration and activation of T helper type 2 (Th2) lymphocytes, eosinophils, and basophils; up-regulation of adhesion molecules; and promotion of pro-inflammatory Th2-type cytokines (interleukin [IL]-4, 5, 13), whereas the DP receptor is associated with relaxation of smooth muscles, vasodilation, inhibition of cell migration, and apoptosis of eosinophils...
August 2017: Drugs
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