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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813922/actuated-bed-for-a-closed-loop-anti-snoring-therapy
#1
Francesco Crivelli, Elisabeth Wilhelm, Rachel van Sluijs, Robert Riener
Snoring is a very common often underestimated sleep disorder, which is caused by a partial blockage of the upper airways. It can easily be treated by changing the sleeping posture of the snorer. However, conventional approaches are often perceived as uncomfortable. In order to increase uptake we propose to use an actuated bed, which is equipped with microphones and controlled in closed loop. The inclination of the part of the bed which is supporting the trunk is increased to open the upper airways, whenever snoring sounds are detected...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813677/the-il-17f-il-17rc-axis-promotes-respiratory-allergy-in-the-proximal-airways
#2
Antonella De Luca, Marilena Pariano, Barbara Cellini, Claudio Costantini, Valeria Rachela Villella, Shyam Sushama Jose, Melissa Palmieri, Monica Borghi, Claudia Galosi, Giuseppe Paolicelli, Luigi Maiuri, Jan Fric, Teresa Zelante
The interleukin 17 (IL-17) cytokine and receptor family is central to antimicrobial resistance and inflammation in the lung. Mice lacking IL-17A, IL-17F, or the IL-17RA subunit were compared with wild-type mice for susceptibility to airway inflammation in models of infection and allergy. Signaling through IL-17RA was required for efficient microbial clearance and prevention of allergy; in the absence of IL-17RA, signaling through IL-17RC on epithelial cells, predominantly by IL-17F, significantly exacerbated lower airway Aspergillus or Pseudomonas infection and allergic airway inflammation...
August 15, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812530/feline-herpesvirus-pneumonia-investigations-into-the-pathogenesis
#3
Josep Maria Monne Rodriguez, Gail Leeming, Kernt Köhler, Anja Kipar
Feline herpesvirus type 1 (FeHV-1) is one of the etiological agents of feline respiratory disease. FeHV-1 is an epitheliotropic and cytopathic virus that mainly causes rhinitis and conjunctivitis, although pneumonia is also occasionally seen. In this study, the authors investigated the pathogenesis of FeHV-1-associated pneumonia, comparing natural cases with viral infection of tracheal ring and cell cultures in vitro, using histology, immunohistology, double immunofluorescence, and transmission electron microscopy as investigative tools...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809842/noninvasive-sampling-of-mucosal-lining-fluid-for-the-quantification-of-in-vivo-upper-airway-immune-mediator-levels
#4
Helene M Wolsk, Bo L Chawes, Jonathan Thorsen, Jakob Stokholm, Klaus Bønnelykke, Susanne Brix, Hans Bisgaard
This protocol describes noninvasive sampling of undisturbed upper airway mucosal lining fluid. It also details the extraction procedure used prior to the analysis of immune mediators in fluid eluates for the study of the airway topical immune signature, without the need for stimulation procedures (often used by other techniques). The mucosal lining fluid is sampled on a strip of filter paper placed at the anterior part of the inferior turbinate and left for 2 min of absorption. Analytes are eluted from the filter papers, and the extracted protein-based eluates are analyzed by an electrochemiluminescence-based immunoassay, allowing for the high-sensitivity quantification of low- and high-level analytes in the same sample...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808821/-airway-anatomy-relevant-structures-in-emergency-medicine
#5
M Schulze, A Wree
The subject of this article is the anatomy of the respiratory tract with an emphasis on the larynx. A differentiation is made between the upper and lower airways according to topographical and functional aspects, the limits of which are marked by the lower section of the larynx. The focus is on the anatomy of the structures involved, which are relevant for emergency medicine.
August 14, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806379/evaluation-of-protraction-face-mask-therapy-on-the-craniofacial-and-upper-airway-morphology-in-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate
#6
Defne Keçik
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the authors' study was to evaluate the effects of protraction face-mask therapy on the craniofacial and upper airway morphology in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). METHODS: Twenty-three growing UCLP patients (mean age: 8.3 + 2.4) were enrolled in the study group. Protraction face-mask in combination with Hyrax appliance was applied for the correction of anterior crossbite and maxillary insufficiency. Twenty-six patients with maxillary retrusion (mean age: 8...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805272/clinical-phenotype-of-south-east-asian-temporomandibular-disorder-patients-with-upper-airway-resistance-syndrome
#7
David K L Tay, Kenny P Pang
OBJECTIVE: To document the clinical phenotype of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients with concomitant upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) in a South East Asian population. STUDY DESIGN: A multi-center prospective series of 86 TMD patients (26 men and 60 women / mean age 35.7 years) with UARS. All had excessive daytime sleepiness, high arousal index and apnea-hypopnea index (AHI)<5 RESULTS: The mean body mass index was 20.1, mean arousal index 16.2, mean respiratory disturbance index 19...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804222/chemical-chaperone-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-inhibits-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-induced-by-tgf-%C3%AE-1-in-airway-epithelium-via-the-c-src-pathway
#8
Heung-Man Lee, Ju-Hyung Kang, Jae-Min Shin, Seoung-Ae Lee, Il-Ho Park
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a biological process that allows epithelial cells to assume a mesenchymal cell phenotype. EMT is considered as a therapeutic target for several persistent inflammatory airway diseases related to tissue remodeling. Herein, we investigated the role of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and c-Src in TGF-β1-induced EMT. A549 cells, primary nasal epithelial cells (PNECs), and inferior nasal turbinate organ cultures were exposed to 4-phenylbutylic acid (4PBA) or PP2 and then stimulated with TGF-β1...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803775/pulmonary-function-in-patients-with-eosinophilic-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#9
Kensuke Uraguchi, Shin Kariya, Seiichiro Makihara, Mitsuhiro Okano, Takenori Haruna, Aiko Oka, Rumi Fujiwara, Yohei Noda, Kazunori Nishizaki
OBJECTIVE: There is a close relationship between upper and lower respiratory tract diseases. Chronic rhinosinusitis patients frequently have lung diseases including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis is considered a refractory and intractable subtype of chronic rhinosinusitis. However, there has been no report on pulmonary function in patients with eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis. The purpose of this study is to examine the pulmonary function in eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis patients and non-eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis patients, and evaluate clinical factors associated with the pulmonary function of these patients...
August 10, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798877/previously-undiagnosed-spinal-and-bulbar-muscular-atrophy-as-a-cause-of-airway-obstruction-after-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-prostatectomy
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Miyuki Niki, Taihei Tachikawa, Yuka Sano, Hiroki Miyawaki, Aisa Matoi, Yukari Okano, Nobutaka Kariya, Tsuneo Tatara, Munetaka Hirose
BACKGROUND: Preoperative vocal cord paralysis is a risk factor for postoperative respiratory distress following extubation after general anesthesia. We present an unusual case where a geriatric patient developed airway obstruction after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 67-year-old male, who had suffered from left vocal cord paralysis of unknown etiology, was scheduled for robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). General anesthesia was performed without any problems...
2017: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796800/the-temporal-dynamics-of-the-tracheal-microbiome-in-tracheostomised-patients-with-and-without-lower-respiratory-infections
#11
Marcos Pérez-Losada, Robert J Graham, Madeline Coquillette, Amenah Jafarey, Eduardo Castro-Nallar, Manuel Aira, Robert J Freishtat, Jonathan M Mansbach
BACKGROUND: Airway microbiota dynamics during lower respiratory infection (LRI) are still poorly understood due, in part, to insufficient longitudinal studies and lack of uncontaminated lower airways samples. Furthermore, the similarity between upper and lower airway microbiomes is still under debate. Here we compare the diversity and temporal dynamics of microbiotas directly sampled from the trachea via tracheostomy in patients with (YLRI) and without (NLRI) lower respiratory infections...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796527/role-of-leptin-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#12
Ikuyo Imayama, Bharati Prasad
Leptin is a peptide hormone mainly produced in white adipose tissue. It is known to regulate energy homeostasis, inflammation, metabolism, and sympathetic nerve activity. Increasing evidence suggests it has a role in ventilatory function and upper airway obstruction. Leptin levels correlate positively with measurements of adiposity and can potentially provide important insights into the pathophysiology of diseases associated with obesity. Obesity is a strong risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea, a disease characterized by periodic upper airway occlusion during sleep...
August 10, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795409/upper-airway-surgery-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-reduces-blood-pressure
#13
Kenny P Pang, Edward B Pang, Kathleen A Pang, Claudio Vicini, Yiong Huak Chan, Brian W Rotenberg
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate if upper airway surgery reduces blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective series. METHODS: A prospective series of 112 consecutive OSA patients with hypertension (HTN). All patients were > 18 years old, respiratory disturbance index >5, all levels of apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), with a history of HTN treated with medication for at least 6 months. Surgical procedures included septoplasty, turbinate reduction, palate surgery, and tongue base reduction...
August 10, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794622/the-association-of-tidal-efl-with-exercise-performance-exacerbations-and-death-in-copd
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Bernt Boegvald Aarli, Peter Ma Calverley, Robert L Jensen, Raffaele Dellacà, Tomas Ml Eagan, Per S Bakke, Jon A Hardie
BACKGROUND: Tidal expiratory flow limitation (EFLT) is frequently found in patients with COPD and can be detected by forced oscillations when within-breath reactance of a single-breath is ≥0.28 kPa·s·L(-1). The present study explored the association of within-breath reactance measured over multiple breaths and EFLT with 6-minute walk distance (6MWD), exacerbations, and mortality. METHODS: In 425 patients, spirometry and forced oscillation technique measurements were obtained on eight occasions over 3 years...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791305/rapid-maxillary-expansion-and-upper-airway-morphology-a-systematic-review-on-the-role-of-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Gabriele Di Carlo, Matteo Saccucci, Gaetano Ierardo, Valeria Luzzi, Francesca Occasi, Anna Maria Zicari, Marzia Duse, Antonella Polimeni
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the quality of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) studies evaluating the effects of rapid maxillary expansion on upper airway morphology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A database search was conducted using PubMed, Ovid, and Cochrane Library up to December 2016. Studies in which CBCT was adopted to visualize the upper airway before and after rapid maxillary expansion were included. The population target was growing patients. Methodological quality assessment was performed...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782710/use-of-nebulized-milrinone-in-cardiac-surgery-comparison-of-vibrating-mesh-and-simple-jet-nebulizers
#16
Paul Gavra, Maxime Laflamme, André Y Denault, Yves Théôret, Louis P Perrault, France Varin
Cardiopulmonary bypass triggers an ischemia-reperfusion injury with endothelial dysfunction in the pulmonary circulation which can result in pulmonary hypertension. Inhaled milrinone reduces this reperfusion phenomenon and two methods commonly available for administering it are simple jet and vibrating mesh nebulization. However, neither their generated milrinone particle size profiles, nor their ability to aid endothelial relaxation have been compared. Simple jet and vibrating mesh particle size distributions of milrinone were verified through cascade impaction and their efficacy was tested on a cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) swine model...
August 4, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774830/a-physiologically-based-toxicokinetic-model-for-inhaled-ethylene-and-ethylene-oxide-in-mouse-rat-and-human
#17
Johannes Georg Filser, Dominik Klein
The olefin ethylene (ET) is the largest volume organic chemical. Mammals metabolize ET to ethylene oxide (EO), another important industrial chemical. The epoxide alkylates hemoglobin (Hb) and DNA and has mutagenic and carcinogenic properties. In order to estimate the EO burden in mice, rats, and humans resulting from inhalation exposure to gaseous ET or EO, a physiological toxicokinetic model was developed. It consists of the compartments lung, richly perfused tissues, kidneys, muscle, fat, arterial blood, venous blood, and liver containing the sub-compartment endoplasmic reticulum...
July 31, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771734/modified-surgical-approach-to-hypoglossal-nerve-stimulator-implantation-in-the-pediatric-population
#18
Sarah N Bowe, Gillian R Diercks, Christopher J Hartnick
Upper airway stimulation with the hypoglossal nerve stimulator is a promising treatment modality for severe obstructive sleep apnea in carefully selected patients with Down syndrome. The pediatric population presents a greater variety in body habitus, including thorax size. A modified surgical approach, utilizing a medially placed, single chest incision, instead of two separate chest incisions, provides an alternative that is particularly useful for pediatric patients with small stature. As this technology is evaluated for Food and Drug Administration clearance in the pediatric population, it is important to consider modifications in surgical technique, partnering prior surgical experience with the technical support of company representatives...
August 3, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770235/respiratory-muscle-dysfunction-in-animal-models-of-hypoxic-disease-antioxidant-therapy-goes-from-strength-to-strength
#19
REVIEW
Ken D O'Halloran, Philip Lewis
The striated muscles of breathing play a critical role in respiratory homeostasis governing blood oxygenation and pH regulation. Upper airway dilator and thoracic pump muscles retain a remarkable capacity for plasticity throughout life, both in health and disease states. Hypoxia, whatever the cause, is a potent driver of respiratory muscle remodeling with evidence of adaptive and maladaptive outcomes for system performance. The pattern, duration, and intensity of hypoxia are key determinants of respiratory muscle structural-, metabolic-, and functional responses and adaptation...
2017: Hypoxia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765819/a-review-of-42-asthmatic-children-with-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis
#20
Ashok Shah, Shekhar Kunal
BACKGROUND: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) in children with asthma, not associated with cystic fibrosis, is yet to receive the recognition it deserves. OBJECTIVE: To highlight the presentation of ABPA in children with asthma. METHODS: This retrospective review documents the occurrence of pediatric ABPA over a period of 31 years in one unit. Children with asthma, eosinophilia and infiltrates on chest radiograph were screened for ABPA...
July 2017: Asia Pacific Allergy
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