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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727907/novel-role-of-surfactant-protein-a-in-bacterial-sinusitis
#1
George T Noutsios, Amanda L Willis, Julie G Ledford, Eugene H Chang
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a common inflammatory disorder of the upper airway characterized by chronic inflammation and significant sinonasal remodeling. CRS is comprised of 2 major subgroups, based on whether polyps are present or absent. In some cases, it is characterized by colonization with opportunistic pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA), Staphylococcus aureus, and other bacteria. The innate immune system of the sinonasal epithelium is the first line of defense against inhaled pathogens...
July 20, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726588/reconstituting-mouse-lungs-with-conditionally-reprogrammed-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
#2
Ryan LaRanger, Jennifer R Peters-Hall, Melissa Coquelin, Busola R Alabi, Chris Chen, Woodring E Wright, Jerry Shay
We developed methods for conditionally reprogramming (CR) primary human bronchial epithelial cells (HBECs) to extend their functional life span and permit their differentiation into both upper and lower airway lung epithelium. We also developed a bioreactor to support vascular perfusion and rhythmic breathing of decellularized mouse lungs reconstituted with CR HBECs isolated from patients with and without cystic fibrosis (CF). While conditionally reprogrammed cells only differentiate into an upper airway epithelium after 35 days at the air liquid interface, in reconstituted lungs these cells differentiate into upper airway bronchial epithelium and lower airway alveolar structures after 12 days...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721156/obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-hormones-a-novel-insight
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Marek Ruchała, Barbara Bromińska, Ewa Cyrańska-Chyrek, Barbara Kuźnar-Kamińska, Magdalena Kostrzewska, Halina Batura-Gabryel
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disorder characterized by repetitive collapse of the upper respiratory tract during sleep, occurs in about 4% of middle-aged men and 2% of women. The incidence of the disorder is rising due to an increase in obesity and ageing of the population. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea are at elevated risk of some endocrinal and metabolic disorders, which may lead to serious consequences including shortening of life expectancy. The recognition and understanding of interactions between local upper airway dysfunction and its endocrinal consequences is therefore vital...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716387/respiratory-virus-prior-to-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-is-associated-with-allo-immune-mediated-lung-syndromes
#4
Birgitta Versluys, Marc Bierings, Jean Luc Murk, Tom Wolfs, Caroline Lindemans, Kors Vd Ent, Jaap Jan Boelens
BACKGROUND: Allo-immune mediated lung syndromes (allo-LS) are life-threatening complications after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Respiratory virus (RV) has been suggested to play a role in the pathogenesis. OBJECTIVE: We studied the relation between RV-DNA/RNA detection in upper/lower airway before HCT and the occurrence of allo-LS. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed all HCT recipients between 2004 and 2014, in whom Real-Time PCR for RV was done from Nasal-Pharyngeal-Aspirates (NPA) and Broncho-Alveolar- Lavage (BAL) before HCT...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716170/sinonasal-t2r-mediated-nitric-oxide-production-in-response-to-bacillus-cereus
#5
Ryan M Carey, Alan D Workman, Carol H Yan, Bei Chen, Nithin D Adappa, James N Palmer, David W Kennedy, Robert J Lee, Noam A Cohen
BACKGROUND: Upper airway epithelial cells produce bactericidal nitric oxide (NO) in response to both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Our previous work demonstrated that T2R38, a bitter taste receptor (T2R) expressed in airway epithelium, produces NO in response to quorum-sensing molecules secreted by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. We also demonstrated that Staphylococci products elicit an NO response when using a T2R-independent pathway. When screening additional human pathogens for epithelial T2R activation, we found that the gram-positive aerobe Bacillus cereus secretes a T2R agonist that yields NO production...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714612/weaning-from-long-term-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-or-noninvasive-ventilation-in-children
#6
Meriem Mastouri, Alessandro Amaddeo, Lucie Griffon, Annick Frapin, Samira Touil, Adriana Ramirez, Sonia Khirani, Brigitte Fauroux
OBJECTIVES: A significant number of children are able to discontinue long term continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or noninvasive ventilation (NIV) but the underlying disorders, weaning criteria, and outcome of these children have not been studied. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort follow up. SUBJECT SELECTION: Consecutive children who were weaned from long term CPAP/NIV between October 2013 and January 2016. METHODOLOGY: Underlying disorders, weaning criteria, and clinical outcome were analyzed...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714541/full-night-measurement-of-level-of-obstruction-in-sleep-apnea-utilizing-continuous-manometry
#7
Hahn Jin Jung, Jee Hye Wee, Chae-Seo Rhee, Jeong-Whun Kim
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To determine the average proportion of retropalatal or retroglossal obstruction occurring during a whole night in single patients with obstructive sleep apnea. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. METHODS: Patients who underwent full-night polysomnography and upper airway pressure manometry at the same time were retrospectively enrolled. Airway obstruction levels were categorized into retropalatal or retroglossal obstruction according to the pressure change shown during pressure manometry...
July 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714226/extranasopharyngeal-angiofibroma-revisited
#8
Jochen P Windfuhr, Julia Vent
BACKGROUND: Angiofibromas in the head and neck region usually arise in the nasopharynx, but may also occur elsewhere. This study aims at evaluating the incidence and clinical features of extranasopharyngeal angiofibroma (ENA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Systematic review of the literature (Medline(®) and Google(™) ) up to December 31(st) , 2015. RESULTS: 174 cases of ENA were retrieved from a total of 170 publications. In contrast to former publications and previous understanding, the nasal septum was by far the most common site of the disease...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713926/association-between-tnfsf4-and-blk-gene-polymorphisms-and-susceptibility-to-allergic-rhinitis
#9
Yang Shen, Yun Liu, Xiao-Qiang Wang, Xia Ke, Hou-Yong Kang, Su-Ling Hong
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a common inflammatory disease of the upper airway. Recent evidence suggests that gene‑gene interactions between tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily 4 (TNFSF4) and B cell lymphocyte kinase (BLK) may have a synergistic effect on T and B cells in determining immunologic aberration, via the nuclear factor‑κB pathway. The present study was performed to evaluate the potential association between specific single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the TNFSF4 and BKL genes with susceptibility to AR in Chinese subjects...
July 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711601/catecholaminergic-a1-c1-neurons-contribute-to-the-maintenance-of-upper-airway-muscle-tone-but-may-not-participate-in-nrem-sleep-related-depression-of-these-muscles
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Irma Rukhadze, Nancy J Carballo, Sathyajit S Bandaru, Atul Malhotra, Patrick M Fuller, Victor B Fenik
Neural mechanisms of obstructive sleep apnea, a common sleep-related breathing disorder, are incompletely understood. Hypoglossal motoneurons, which provide tonic and inspiratory activation of genioglossus (GG) muscle (a major upper airway dilator), receive catecholaminergic input from medullary A1/C1 neurons. We aimed to determine the contribution of A1/C1 neurons in control of GG muscle during sleep and wakefulness. To do so, we placed injections of a viral vector into DBH-cre mice to selectively express the hMD4i inhibitory chemoreceptors in A1/C1 neurons...
July 12, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708417/association-of-antibiotics-airway-microbiome-and-inflammation-in-infants-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Jessica E Pittman, Kristine M Wylie, Kathryn Akers, Gregory A Storch, Joseph Hatch, Jane Quante, Katherine B Frayman, Nadeene Clarke, Miriam Davis, Stephen M Stick, Graham L Hall, Gregory Montgomery, Sarath Ranganathan, Stephanie D Davis, Thomas W Ferkol
RATIONALE: The underlying defect in the cystic fibrosis (CF) airway leads to defective mucociliary clearance and impaired bacterial killing, resulting in endobronchial infection and inflammation that contributes to progressive lung disease. Little is known about the respiratory microbiota in the early CF airway and its relationship to inflammation. OBJECTIVES: To examine the bacterial microbiota and inflammatory profiles in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and oropharyngeal secretions in infants with CF...
July 14, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707161/a-weight-independent-association-between-atypical-antipsychotic-medications-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#12
Habibolah Khazaie, Amir Sharafkhaneh, Sepideh Khazaie, Mohammad Rasoul Ghadami
BACKGROUND: With increasing use of atypical antipsychotic (AAP) agents, the concern has been raised about the association between AAP agents and medical complications. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common breathing disorder that adversely affects health and quality of life. Because the major risk factors for OSA are weight gain and obesity by altering the upper airway anatomy, an association between AAP and development of OSA is predictable. However, we hypothesized that AAP may promote OSA not only by weight gain but also because of its potential effects on upper airway muscle function...
July 13, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706720/endotype-driven-treatment-in-chronic-upper-airway-diseases
#13
REVIEW
Glynnis De Greve, Peter W Hellings, Wytske J Fokkens, Benoit Pugin, Brecht Steelant, Sven F Seys
Rhinitis and rhinosinusitis are the two major clinical entities of chronic upper airway disease. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and allergic rhinitis (AR) affect respectively up to 10 and 30% of the total population, hence being associated with an important socio-economic burden. Different phenotypes of rhinitis and CRS have been described based on symptom severity and duration, atopy status, level of control, comorbidities and presence or absence of nasal polyps in CRS. The underlying pathophysiological mechanisms are diverse, with different, and sometimes overlapping, endotypes being recognized...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705229/brugada-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-case-report
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Anusha Battineni, Rohit Gummi, Naresh Mullaguri, Raghav Govindarajan
BACKGROUND: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a fatal neuromuscular disorder characterized by progressive death of the upper and lower motor neurons in the central nervous system. Patients with this disease die mostly as a result of respiratory failure; however, owing to prolonged survival through assisted ventilation, cardiovascular causes are increasingly responsible for mortality. We report what is to the best of our knowledge the first case of type 2 Brugada syndrome causing ventricular tachyarrhythmia and cardiac arrest in a patient with upper limb onset amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702830/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-patients-with-neuromuscular-disease
#15
REVIEW
Mohamad Ammar Albdewi, Giuseppe Liistro, Riëm El Tahry
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is relatively common in general population as well as in patients with neuromuscular disease. SDB comprises a wide spectrum of disorders varying from simple snoring to complete closure of the upper airway as seen in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). It includes also other disorders like prolonged hypoxemia, hypoventilation, and central sleep apnoea (CSA). Neuromuscular diseases (NMD) form a group of disorders that can cause significant reduction in the quality and span of life...
July 12, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701601/an-antenatal-diagnosis-congenital-high-airway-obstruction
#16
S Miital, A Mittal, R Singal, S Singal, G Sekhon
Congenital high airway obstruction (CHAOS) is a rare lethal fetal malformation characterised by obstruction to the fetal upper airway, which can be partial or complete. Antenatal diagnosis of CHAOS is important due to recent management options. Diagnosis is made with secondary changes such as hyperechoic enlarged lungs resulting in mediastinal compression, ascites, hydrops, flattened or everted diaphragms and dilated distal airways. We reported a case of CHAOS, antenatally on ultrasonography (USG) at 20 weeks of gestation...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701167/a-combined-experimental-and-numerical-study-on-upper-airway-dosimetry-of-inhaled-nanoparticles-from-an-electrical-discharge-machine-shop
#17
Lin Tian, Yidan Shang, Rui Chen, Ru Bai, Chunying Chen, Kiao Inthavong, Jiyuan Tu
BACKGROUNDS: Exposure to nanoparticles in the workplace is a health concern to occupational workers with increased risk of developing respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological disorders. Based on animal inhalation study and human lung tumor risk extrapolation, current authoritative recommendations on exposure limits are either on total mass or number concentrations. Effects of particle size distribution and the implication to regional airway dosages are not elaborated. METHODS: Real time production of particle concentration and size distribution in the range from 5...
July 12, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698543/genistein-protects-genioglossus-myoblast-against-hypoxia-induced-injury-through-pi3k-akt-and-erk-mapk-pathways
#18
Wanghui Ding, Xiaoyan Chen, Wen Li, Zhen Fu, Jiejun Shi
Obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is a clinical syndrome characterized by recurrent episodes of obstruction of the upper airway during sleep that leads to a hypoxic condition. Genioglossus, an important pharyngeal muscle, plays an important role in maintaining an open upper airway for effective breathing. Our previous study found that genistein (a kind of phytoestrogen) protects genioglossus muscle from hypoxia-induced oxidative injury. However, the underlying mechanism is still unknown...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697968/update-on-pathophysiology-and-treatment-of-childhood-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
#19
REVIEW
Justin C Brockbank
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is common in childhood and is characterized by recurrent upper airway obstructive events during sleep that produce significant neurocognitive and cardiovascular sequelae. The pathophysiology of childhood OSAS is complex and involves mechanical airway obstruction often secondary to adenotonsillar hypertrophy. However, neuromotor abnormalities and instability of central ventilatory control are also implicated. Several surgical and non-surgical treatment options for childhood OSAS are available, and will be discussed...
June 12, 2017: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697196/fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-findings-in-a-pediatric-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-and-differential-diagnosis
#20
Jianhao Xie, Chao Ma, Jun Tang
An 11 years old boy was referred to our hospital. He complained for the last three months for intermittent cough and shortness of breath after exercise which worsened recently. Airways computed tomography (CT) showed an abnormal endobronchial tumor, obstructing the right main bronchus and also atelectasis in the upper lobe of the right lung. Bronchoscopy showed a wet on its surface mass obstructing the right main bronchus. Biopsy showed a mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC). The fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) scan showed in the same area a mass with slightly increased (18)F-FDG uptake (maximum standardized uptake value, SUVmax: 3...
July 12, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
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