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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810910/comprehensive-evaluation-of-gene-expression-signatures-in-response-to-electroacupuncture-stimulation-at-zusanli-st36-acupoint-by-transcriptomic-analysis
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Jing-Shan Wu, Hsin-Yi Lo, Chia-Cheng Li, Feng-Yuan Chen, Chien-Yun Hsiang, Tin-Yun Ho
BACKGROUND: Electroacupuncture (EA) has been applied to treat and prevent diseases for years. However, molecular events happened in both the acupunctured site and the internal organs after EA stimulation have not been clarified. METHODS: Here we applied transcriptomic analysis to explore the gene expression signatures after EA stimulation. Mice were applied EA stimulation at ST36 for 15 min and nine tissues were collected three hours later for microarray analysis...
August 15, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808514/nodular-pulmonary-amyloidosis-with-primary-pulmonary-malt-lymphoma-masquerading-as-metastatic-lung-disease
#2
Sunil Upadhaya, Mohd Baig, Basim Towfiq, Samer Al Hadidi
Nodular pulmonary amyloidosis is a very rare form of localized amyloidosis involving the lung, with very little known about its nature. It is usually associated with indolent B cell lymphoproliferative disorder and also connective tissue disorders. No definite treatment guideline exists. Many patients respond to chemotherapy with low risk of progression and a 'wait and watch' strategy is also considered a valid treatment option. In this report the authors present a case of nodular pulmonary amyloidosis with pulmonary mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma that presented with features of metastatic malignant disease and after definitive diagnosis decided not to undergo treatment...
July 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783377/extracellular-mitochondrial-dna-is-generated-by-fibroblasts-and-predicts-death-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#3
Changwan Ryu, Huanxing Sun, Mridu Gulati, Jose D Herazo-Maya, Yonglin Chen, Awo Osafo-Addo, Caitlin Brandsdorfer, Julia Winkler, Christina Blaul, Jaden Faunce, Hongyi Pan, Tony Woolard, Argyrios Tzouvelekis, Danielle E Antin-Ozerkis, Jonathan T Puchalski, Martin Slade, Anjelica L Gonzalez, Daniel F Bogenhagen, Varvara Kirillov, Carol Feghali-Bostwick, Kevin Gibson, Kathleen Lindell, Raimund I Herzog, Charles S Dela Cruz, Wajahat Mehal, Naftali Kaminski, Erica Herzog, Glenda Trujillo
RATIONALE: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) involves the accumulation of alpha smooth muscle actin (αSMA) expressing myofibroblasts arising from interactions with soluble mediators such as transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGFβ1), and mechanical influences such as local tissue stiffness. While IPF fibroblasts are enriched for aerobic glycolysis and innate immune receptor activation, innate immune ligands related to mitochondrial injury, such as extracellular mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) have not been identified in IPF...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777699/multidetector-ct-for-evaluation-of-the-extrapleural-space
#4
Mario G Santamarina, Ignacio Beddings, Guillermo V Lermanda Holmgren, Hector Opazo Sanchez, Mariano M Volpacchio
The extrapleural space (EPS) is an anatomic space at the periphery of the chest that can be involved in a number of disease processes. This space lies between the inner surface of the ribs and the parietal pleura and contains adipose tissue, loose connective tissue, lymph nodes, vessels, endothoracic fascia, and the innermost intercostal muscle. It is often overlooked on cross-sectional imaging studies and almost invariably overlooked on conventional radiographic studies. At conventional radiography, the EPS occasionally can be seen when there is extrapleural fat proliferation, which might be confused with pleural thickening or pleural effusion...
August 4, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775045/prevalence-and-incidence-of-interstitial-lung-diseases-in-a-multi-ethnic-county-of-greater-paris
#5
Boris Duchemann, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Camille Jacobe de Naurois, Shreosi Sanyal, Pierre-Yves Brillet, Michel Brauner, Marianne Kambouchner, Sophie Huynh, Jean Marc Naccache, Raphael Borie, Jacques Piquet, Arsène Mekinian, Jerôme Virally, Yurdagul Uzunhan, Jacques Cadranel, Bruno Crestani, Olivier Fain, Francois Lhote, Robin Dhote, Nathalie Saidenberg-Kermanac'h, Paul-André Rosental, Dominique Valeyre, Hilario Nunes
The objective of the study was to estimate the prevalence and incidence of interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) in Seine-Saint-Denis, a multi-ethnic county of Greater Paris, France.Patients with ILDs were identified between January and December 2012 by using several sources; all potentially involved medical specialists from public and private hospitals, community-based pulmonologists and general practitioners, and the Social Security system. Diagnoses were validated centrally by an expert multidisciplinary discussion...
August 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770888/spectrum-of-interstitial-lung-disease-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-karachi
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Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi, Maryam Hassan, Talha Shahzad, Sajjad Sarwar, Aamir Abbas, Huzaifa Ahmad, Muhammad Irfan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical features and patterns of interstitial lung disease. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised record of patients diagnosed with interstitial lung disease from January 2005 to December 2015. All patients aged 16 years and above diagnosed with interstitial lung disease on the basis of clinical features, radiological features on high-resolution computed tomography of the chest, and lung biopsies were included...
July 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766520/-the-peculiarities-of-the-relationship-between-the-effector-cells-of-the-local-immune-system-in-the-broncho-vascular-barrier-of-the-breast-fed-infants-presenting-with-certain-acute-respiratory-viral-infections
#7
O D Yagmurov, S N Litus
The acute respiratory viral infections (ARVI) are ranked among the most widespread diseases affecting the children in the early infancy. They account for 60 to 85.4% of all infections recorded in the young children. AIM: The objective of the present study was to elucidate the peculiar features of the accumulation of the effector cells of the local immunity system and intercellular interplay in the broncho-vascular barrier of the breast-fed infants presenting with various ARVIs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We undertook the analysis of 32 cases of infections caused by influenza A and B viruses and of the adenovirus infection verified by the immunofluorescence assay...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765421/lesson-of-the-month-2-dry-skin-yellow-nails-and-breathlessness
#8
Janet Fallon, Shuja Majeed, Huzaifa Adamali, Harsha Gunawardena
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a common clinical problem, representing a group of diseases consisting of inflammation and progressive fibrosis of the lung. In some cases, an underlying cause is not identified; however, a significant proportion of ILD is associated with connective tissue disease (CTD). A detailed history and examination is the most important part of the assessment of patients with suspected ILD and will direct further investigation. This case illustrates the importance of identifying the symptoms and signs of CTD when assessing a patient with ILD...
July 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747599/interstitial-pneumonia-with-autoimmune-features
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Osamu Nishiyama, Yuji Tohda
  Some patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) have clinical features that suggest autoimmune process but not fulfill established criteria for connective tissue disease (CTD). Different terms and criteria have been proposed to describe these patients, which includes undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD), lung dominant connective tissue disease (LD-CTD), and autoimmune-featured interstitial lung disease (AIF-ILD). To marshal these ununiform classification criteria, the "European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society Task Force on Undifferentiated Forms of Connective Tissue Disease-associated Interstitial Lung Disease" proposed a consensus regarding the nomenclature and classification criteria for patients with IIP and features of autoimmunity with the term "interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features" (IPAF)...
2017: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740835/severe-pulmonary-hypertension-due-to-combined-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-emphysema-another-cause-of-death-among-smokers
#10
REVIEW
André Carramenha de Góes Hirano, Eduardo Pelegrineti Targueta, Fernando Peixoto Ferraz de Campos, João Augusto Dos Santos Martines, Dafne Andrade, Silvana Maria Lovisolo, Aloisio Felipe-Silva
In 2005, the combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) was first defined as a distinct entity, which comprised centrilobular or paraseptal emphysema in the upper pulmonary lobes, and fibrosis in the lower lobes accompanied by reduced diffused capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide (DLCO). Recently, the fibrosis associated with the connective tissue disease was also included in the diagnosis of CPFE, although the exposure to tobacco, coal, welding, agrochemical compounds, and tire manufacturing are the most frequent causative agents...
April 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739610/silicone-implant-incompatibility-syndrome-siis-in-a-57-year-old-woman-with-unilateral-silicone-breast-implant
#11
Juliane Schierbeck, Jesper Rømhild Davidsen, Sanne Grindsted Nielsen, Camilla Bille
Since the 1960s, silicone implants have been used for breast augmentations, both cosmetically and in reconstructive surgery. Tissue exposed to silicone can react with multiple adverse advents. Autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants due to silicone exposure from ruptured silicone implants can lead to different interstitial lung manifestations predominantly with granuloma evolvement, leading to the so-called silicone implant incompatibility syndrome (SIIS). This case describes a 57-year-old woman with multiple lung infiltrations and a left-sided breast implant...
July 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736081/frizzled-7-mediates-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-by-transmitting-non-canonical-wnt-signaling
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Shuhong Guan, Jun Zhou
Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive and often fatal lung disease characterized by fibroblast proliferation and excessive deposition of extracellular matrix. Both TGF-β and Wnt signaling have been implicated in the regulation of organ fibrosis. However little is known about whether TGF-β-induced gene expression changes in Wnt signaling pathway could predict disease progression. In the study, we investigated the interaction between TGF-β and Wnt signaling in mediating pulmonary fibrosis by big data analysis, in vitro and in vivo experimental studies and clinical data analysis...
July 20, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733103/broadband-diffuse-optical-characterization-of-elastin-for-biomedical-applications
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Sanathana Konugolu Venkata Sekar, Joo Sin Beh, Andrea Farina, Alberto Dalla Mora, Antonio Pifferi, Paola Taroni
Elastin is a key structural protein of dynamic connective tissues widely found in the extracellular matrix of skin, arteries, lungs and ligaments. It is responsible for a range of diseases related to aging of biological tissues. The optical characterization of elastin can open new opportunities for its investigation in biomedical studies. In this work, we present the absorption spectra of elastin using a broadband (550-1350nm) diffuse optical spectrometer. Distortions caused by fluorescence and finite bandwidth of the laser source on estimated absorption were effectively accounted for in measurements and data analysis and compensated...
July 14, 2017: Biophysical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731277/tnf-%C3%AE-induced-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-promotes-myofibroblast-differentiation-of-lr-mscs-and-exacerbates-bleomycin-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Jiwei Hou, Tan Ma, Honghui Cao, Yabing Chen, Cong Wang, Xiang Chen, Zou Xiang, Xiaodong Han
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, progressive, and irreversible lung disease of unknown cause. It has been reported that both lung resident mesenchymal stem cells (LR-MSCs) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) play important roles in the development of pulmonary fibrosis. However, the underlying connections between LR-MSCs and TNF-α in the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis are still elusive. In this study, we found that the pro-inflammatory cytokine TNF-α and the transcription factor nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) p65 subunit were both upregulated in bleomycin-induced fibrotic lung tissue...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729155/incidence-mortality-and-causes-of-death-in-physician-diagnosed-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-in-korea-a-nationwide-population-based-study
#15
Hyun Jung Kim, Kyoung Hoon Kim, Hoo Jae Hann, Seungjin Han, Yuri Kim, Sang Hyuk Lee, Dong Sook Kim, Hyeong Sik Ahn
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate the epidemiological features of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) in Korea at a national level, including the incidence, mortality, and causes of death. METHODS: We used a national, population-based registry database called the Rare Intractable Disease Registration Program from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service to obtain pSS patient data for the period between 2010 and 2014. pSS was diagnosed by a physician based on uniform criteria...
March 8, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705287/generalized-discoid-lupus-erythematosus-as-the-presenting-sign-of-small-cell-lung-carcinoma
#16
Tania M Gonzalez Santiago, David A Wetter, Garrett C Lowe, Gabriel F Sciallis
A 46-year-old woman with a 30 pack-year smoking history presented with a worsening eruption on the left cheek that failed to improve with metronidazole gel. The cutaneous eruption spread to most of her face and did not respond to a brief tapering course of prednisone. During the initial evaluation at our institution, approximately 6 weeks after the onset of the cutaneous eruption, the patient had erythematous, crusted plaques on her face and scalp (Figure 1A); they were also present on the V-area of the anterior aspect of the neck and upper region of the chest, the shoulders, and the arms, with isolated lesions on the trunk and legs...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704913/treatment-of-connective-tissue-disease-associated-interstitial-lung-disease-the-pulmonologist-s-point-of-view
#17
REVIEW
So-My Koo, Soo-Taek Uh
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) occurs in 15% of patients with collagen vascular disease (CVD), referred to as connective tissue disease (CTD). Despite advances in management strategies, ILD continues to be a significant cause of mortality in patients with CVD-associated ILD (CTD-ILD). There is a lack of randomized, clinical trials assessing pharmacological agents for CTD-ILD, except in cases of ILD-associated systemic sclerosis (SSc). This may be due to the lack of CTD cases available, the difficulty of histological confirmation of ILD, and the various types of CTD and ILD...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690220/-investigation-and-analysis-for-current-situation-and-pathogenesis-relevant-to-pulmonary-hypertension
#18
Si Lei, Doudou Tang, Nianru Xu, Shangjie Wu
To investigate the demographic characteristics and the causes for pulmonary hypertension (PH) in adult patients.
 Methods: A total of 2 508 adult patients diagnosed as PH, who came from the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University from January 2010 to December 2014, were retrospectively investigated. All subjects underwent the clinical diagnosis, or the echocardiographic diagnosis, or thetraditional hemodynamic criteria by right heart catheterization (RHC). The patient's data including hospital numbers, gender, ages, primary diseases, etc, are collected and analyzed...
June 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670627/lr8-expression-in-fibroblasts-of-healthy-and-fibrotic-human-tissues
#19
Anusha Etikala, Greg Bruce, Kelly Hudkins, A S Narayanan
LR8 gene was first reported in a subpopulation of cultured human lung fibroblasts expressing the receptor for C1q-globular domain, and it was not detectable in cultured endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells. LR8 mRNA levels were higher in fibrotic lungs. In this study we assessed LR8 production in human tissues and determined if the distribution of fibroblasts producing LR8 is affected in fibrosis. Normal and fibrotic tissue sections from human liver, lung and kidneys were immunostained with antibodies to LR8 and examined for the presence of fibroblasts staining positively and negatively...
July 2017: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666014/radiologic-pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis-like-lesion-in-connective-tissue-disease-related-interstitial-lung-disease
#20
Yasunori Enomoto, Yutaro Nakamura, Thomas V Colby, Takeshi Johkoh, Hiromitsu Sumikawa, Koji Nishimoto, Katsuhiro Yoshimura, Sayomi Matsushima, Yoshiyuki Oyama, Hironao Hozumi, Masato Kono, Tomoyuki Fujisawa, Noriyuki Enomoto, Naoki Inui, Toshihide Iwashita, Takafumi Suda
BACKGROUND: Radiologic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE)-like lesion including pulmonary apical cap can be occasionally observed in clinical settings. However, the significance of radiologic PPFE-like lesion is unclear in connective tissue disease (CTD)-related interstitial lung disease (ILD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 113 patients with CTD-related ILD were enrolled and assessed for radiologic PPFE-like lesion, which was defined as bilateral, upper lobe, and subpleural dense consolidations with or without pleural thickening on chest high-resolution computed tomography...
2017: PloS One
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