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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937232/physiology-of-nitric-oxide-in-the-respiratory-system
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M Antosova, D Mokra, L Pepucha, J Plevkova, T Buday, M Sterusky, A Bencova
Nitric oxide (NO) is an important endogenous neurotransmitter and mediator. It participates in regulation of physiological processes in different organ systems including airways. Therefore, it is important to clarify its role in the regulation of both airway and vascular smooth muscle, neurotransmission and neurotoxicity, mucus transport, lung development and in the. surfactant production. The bioactivity of NO is highly variable and depends on many factors: the presence and activity of NO-producing enzymes, activity of competitive enzymes (e...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931660/predicting-epiglottic-collapse-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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Ali Azarbarzin, Melania Marques, Scott A Sands, Sara Op de Beeck, Pedro R Genta, Luigi Taranto-Montemurro, Camila M de Melo, Ludovico Messineo, Olivier M Vanderveken, David P White, Andrew Wellman
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is characterised by pharyngeal obstruction occurring at different sites. Endoscopic studies reveal that epiglottic collapse renders patients at higher risk of failed oral appliance therapy or accentuated collapse on continuous positive airway pressure. Diagnosing epiglottic collapse currently requires invasive studies (imaging and endoscopy). As an alternative, we propose that epiglottic collapse can be detected from the distinct airflow patterns it produces during sleep.23 OSA patients underwent natural sleep endoscopy...
September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925894/aerosol-a-novel-vehicle-in-pharmacotherapy-in-neonates
#3
Ronan MacLoughlin, Colin Telfer, Andy Clark, James Fink
BACKGROUND: Local delivery of drugs to the lungs of newborn infant represents an unmet need as no drugs have been approved. Potential benefits could be large. Development of aerosol for delivery of drugs to infants and newborn offers huge potential for better therapy. Newborn infants present unique challenges with regard to aerosol therapy. Efficient deposition of aerosolized medications on the neonate airway surface is hampered by anatomical features such as small airway geometries and physiological features such as exquisitely small tidal volumes, rapid breathing and unfavorable inhalation:exhalation ratios...
September 18, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920925/expression-of-piwi-protein-miwi2-defines-a-distinct-population-of-multiciliated-cells
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Gregory A Wasserman, Aleksander D Szymaniak, Anne C Hinds, Kazuko Yamamoto, Hirofumi Kamata, Nicole Ms Smith, Kristie L Hilliard, Claudia Carrieri, Adam T Labadorf, Lee J Quinton, Xingbin Ai, Xaralabos Varelas, Felicia Chen, Joseph P Mizgerd, Alan Fine, Dónal O'Carroll, Matthew R Jones
P-element-induced wimpy testes (Piwi) proteins are known for suppressing retrotransposon activation in the mammalian germline. However, whether Piwi protein or Piwi-dependent functions occur in the mammalian soma is unclear. Contrary to germline-restricted expression, we observed that Piwi-like Miwi2 mRNA is indeed expressed in epithelial cells of the lung in adult mice and that it is induced during pneumonia. Further investigation revealed that MIWI2 protein localized to the cytoplasm of a discrete population of multiciliated airway epithelial cells...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915367/breathlessness-and-the-body-neuroimaging-clues-for-the-inferential-leap
#5
Olivia K Faull, Anja Hayen, Kyle T S Pattinson
Breathlessness debilitates millions of people with chronic illness. Mismatch between breathlessness severity and objective disease markers is common and poorly understood. Traditionally, sensory perception was conceptualised as a stimulus-response relationship, although this cannot explain how conditioned symptoms may occur in the absence of physiological signals from the lungs or airways. A Bayesian model is now proposed, in which the brain generates sensations based on expectations learnt from past experiences (priors), which are then checked against incoming afferent signals...
August 9, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910892/-study-on-pharyngeal-wall-floppiness-of-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-attributable-to-non-structural-factors
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Z Q Lin, K L Jiang, L Zhao, S N Li, S Shao, W Qian, Z Z Tao
Objective: Acoustic pharyngealmetry technology is utilized to evaluate the change and clinical significance of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) patients caused by non-upper airway structural factor and normal individuals' PWF(pharyngeal wall floppiness). Methods: Acoustic pharyngealmetry instrument of Ecconvision was utilized to examine 102 OSAHS patients and 50 normal individuals, separately recorded their volume of pharyngeal cavity in sit or supine position, calculated PWF in sit or supine position, and SPSS 12...
September 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902942/a-study-on-reducing-the-absorption-of-lidocaine-from-the-airway-in-cats
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Yunfeng Chen, Yiming Zeng, Yin Zhang
Purpose: To determine if the combination of lidocaine with epinephrine or gamma globulin would decrease the rate or reduce the amount of local absorption of lidocaine through the airway. Methods: Twenty adult male cats were randomly and evenly distributed into four groups: 1) Group LG: lidocaine administered with gamma globulin; 2) Group LS: lidocaine administered with physiological saline); 3) Group LE: lidocaine administered with epinephrine; 4) Group C: control group...
August 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894942/first-steps-towards-development-of-an-instrument-for-the-reproducible-quantification-of-oropharyngeal-swallow-physiology-in-bottle-fed-children
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Maureen A Lefton-Greif, Katlyn Elizabeth McGrattan, Kathryn A Carson, Jeanne M Pinto, Jennifer M Wright, Bonnie Martin-Harris
The incidence of feeding/swallowing impairments (deglutition disorders) in young children is rising and poses serious acute and long-term health consequences. Accurate detection and prompt intervention can lessen the impact of dysphagia-induced sequelae. Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies (VFSSs) are used to make critical decisions for medically fragile children despite procedural variability and the lack of agreed upon measures for interpreting and reporting results. This investigation represents the first steps in the development of a novel tool for the quantification of oropharyngeal swallow physiology from full-length VFSS examinations in bottle-fed children...
September 11, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888522/sleep-disordered-breathing-and-heart-failure-what-does-the-future-hold
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REVIEW
Martin R Cowie, Angela M Gallagher
Most patients with heart failure (HF) have sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), with central (rather than obstructive) sleep apnea becoming the predominant form in patients with more severe disease. Cyclical apnea and hypopneas are associated with sleep disturbance, hypoxemia, hemodynamic changes, and sympathetic activation. These patients have a worse prognosis than those without SDB. Mask-based therapies of positive airway pressure targeted at SDB can improve measures of sleep quality and can partially normalize the sleep and respiratory physiology...
August 30, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882703/pegylation-for-enhancing-nanoparticle-diffusion-in-mucus
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Justin T Huckaby, Samuel K Lai
The viscoelastic mucus secretions coating exposed organs such as the lung airways and the female reproductive tract can trap and quickly eliminate not only foreign pathogens and ultrafine particles but also particle-based drug delivery systems, thus limiting sustained and targeted drug delivery at mucosal surfaces. To improve particle distribution across the mucosa and enhance delivery to the underlying epithelium, many investigators have sought to develop nanoparticles capable of readily traversing mucus. The first synthetic nanoparticles shown capable of rapidly penetrating physiological mucus secretions utilized a dense coating of polyethylene glycol (PEG) covalently grafted onto the surface of preformed polymeric nanoparticles...
September 4, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877919/high-lipoprotein-a-and-low-risk-of-major-bleeding-in-brain-and-airways-in-the-general-population-a-mendelian-randomization-study
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Anne Langsted, Pia R Kamstrup, Børge G Nordestgaard
BACKGROUND: The physiological role of lipoprotein(a) is unclear; however, lipoprotein(a) may play a role in hemostasis and wound healing. We tested the hypothesis that high lipoprotein(a) concentrations are associated with low risk of major bleeding in the brain and airways both observationally and causally (from human genetics). METHODS: We examined 109169 individuals from the Copenhagen City Heart Study and the Copenhagen General Population study, 2 similar prospective studies conducted in the Danish general population...
September 6, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874459/protease-activated-receptor-2-activates-airway-apical-membrane-chloride-permeability-and-increases-ciliary-beating
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Derek B McMahon, Alan D Workman, Michael A Kohanski, Ryan M Carey, Jenna R Freund, Benjamin M Hariri, Bei Chen, Laurel J Doghramji, Nithin D Adappa, James N Palmer, David W Kennedy, Robert J Lee
Mucociliary clearance, driven by the engine of ciliary beating, is the primary physical airway defense against inhaled pathogens and irritants. A better understanding of the regulation of ciliary beating and mucociliary transport is necessary for identifying new receptor targets to stimulate improved clearance in airway diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and chronic rhinosinusitis. In this study, we examined the protease-activated receptor (PAR)-2, a GPCR previously shown to regulate airway cell cytokine and mucus secretion, and transepithelial Cl(-) current...
September 5, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871585/exhaled-nitric-oxide-atopy-and-spirometry-in-asthma-and-rhinitis-patients-in-india
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Raj Kumar, Nitesh Gupta
INTRODUCTION: Asthma is a chronic airway inflammatory disorder. Nitric oxide (NO) is non-invasively measured in exhaled breath (FeNO). The aim of the study was to investigate the anthropometric and physiologic factors that influence FeNO measurements. Also, to evaluate FeNO correlation with spirometry and inflammatory markers in asthma and rhinitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was a prospective analysis of asthma (BA) and rhinitis (AR) in patients enrolled from outpatient clinics between 2011 and 2015...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871575/inert-gas-washout-background-and-application-in-various-lung-diseases
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Jakob Usemann, Sophie Yammine, Florian Singer, Philipp Latzin
Multiple breath inert gas washout (MBW) is a lung function technique to measure ventilation inhomogeneity. The technique was developed more than 60 years ago, but not much used for many decades. Technical improvements, easy protocols and higher sensitivity compared with standard lung function tests in some disease groups have led to a recent renaissance of MBW. The lung clearance index (LCI) is a common measure derived from MBW tests, and offers information on lung pathology complementary to that from conventional lung function tests such as spirometry...
September 5, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869532/cftr-nherf2-lpa%C3%A2-complex-in-the-airway-and-gut-epithelia
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REVIEW
Weiqiang Zhang, Zhihong Zhang, Yanhui Zhang, Anjaparavanda P Naren
The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is a cAMP- and cGMP-regulated chloride (Cl(-)) and bicarbonate (HCO₃(-)) channel localized primarily at the apical plasma membrane of epithelial cells lining the airway, gut and exocrine glands, where it is responsible for transepithelial salt and water transport. Several human diseases are associated with altered CFTR channel function. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is caused by the absence or dysfunction of CFTR channel activity, resulting from mutations in the gene...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863927/the-role-of-non-invasive-modalities-for-assessing-inflammation-in-patients-with-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis
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Stamatoula Tsikrika, Katerina Dimakou, Andriana I Papaioannou, Georgios Hillas, Loukas Thanos, Kostantinos Kostikas, Stelios Loukides, Spyros Papiris, Nickolaos Koulouris, Petros Bakakos
INTRODUCTION: Bronchiectasis is a heterogeneous entity, taking into account clinical characteristics, inflammatory response, effectiveness of treatment and frequency of exacerbations. In stable state non-cystic fibrosis (non-CF) bronchiectasis, little is known about non-invasive techniques used for evaluating airway inflammation in obstructive airway diseases. OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate the associations between induced sputum and clinical/radiologic characteristics, and the differences between biomarkers expressing Th1 and Th2 response in patients with non-CF bronchiectasis and to compare our findings with a previously studied population of patients with asthma and COPD...
August 29, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863405/phantom-study-evaluating-detection-of-simulated-upper-airway-occlusion-using-piezoelectric-ultrasound-transducers
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Mohammad Al-Abed, Peter Antich, Donald E Watenpaugh, Khosrow Behbehani
Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is characterized by repetitive narrowing or full collapse of the upper airway concomitant with continued respiratory effort during sleep lasting 10s or more. OSAHS is the most prevalent form of sleep-disordered breathing, affecting more than 17% of the middle-aged U.S. POPULATION: Hence, many individuals need to be tested for having OSAHS. Currently, detection of airway occlusion due to OSAHS is achieved by indirect measurements, often requiring multiple sensor types, such as a flow transducer combined with chest and abdomen plethysmography...
August 24, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858552/nitrous-oxide-inhalation-sedation-through-a-nasal-high-flow-system-the-possibility-of-a-new-technique-in-dental-sedation
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Takuro Sanuki, Gaku Mishima, Kensuke Kiriishi, Shinji Kurata, Ichiro Okaysu, Mari Kawai, Toshihiro Watanabe, Mizuki Tachi, Nobuyasu Komasawa, Takao Ayuse
High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) systems are increasingly used for patients with both acute and chronic respiratory failure because of the clinical effectiveness and patient comfort associated with their use. Recently, HFNC has been used not only as a respiratory support device, but also as a drug delivery system. HFNC is designed to administer heated and humidified inspiratory oxygen flows (100% relative humidity at 37°C). Therefore, HFNC can provide high flows (up to 60 L/min) without discomfort. Moreover, HFNC improves oxygenation by exerting physiologic effects such as (a) dead-space washout and (b) moderate positive airway pressure...
2017: Anesthesia Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855694/functional-autoantibodies-targeting-g-protein-coupled-receptors-in-rheumatic-diseases
#19
REVIEW
Otavio Cabral-Marques, Gabriela Riemekasten
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) comprise the largest and most diverse family of integral membrane proteins that participate in different physiological processes such as the regulation of the nervous and immune systems. Besides the endogenous ligands of GPCRs, functional autoantibodies are also able to bind GPCRs to trigger or block intracellular signalling pathways, resulting in agonistic or antagonistic effects, respectively. In this Review, the effects of functional GPCR-targeting autoantibodies on the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, including rheumatic diseases, are discussed...
August 31, 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836107/neural-network-classifier-for-automatic-detection-of-invasive-versus-noninvasive-airway-management-technique-based-on-respiratory-monitoring-parameters-in-a-pediatric-anesthesia
#20
Jorge A Gálvez, Ali Jalali, Luis Ahumada, Allan F Simpao, Mohamed A Rehman
Children undergoing general anesthesia require airway monitoring by an anesthesia provider. The airway may be supported with noninvasive devices such as face mask or invasive devices such as a laryngeal mask airway or an endotracheal tube. The physiologic data stored provides an opportunity to apply machine learning algorithms distinguish between these modes based on pattern recognition. We retrieved three data sets from patients receiving general anesthesia in 2015 with either mask, laryngeal mask airway or endotracheal tube...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
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