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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231574/biomarkers-in-allergic-airway-disease-simply-complex
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Adam M Chaker, Ulrich M Zissler, Martin Wagenmann, Carsten Schmidt-Weber
Clinical diagnoses of allergic airway disease need confirmation of a relevant sensitization to allergens. Serum-based component-resolved diagnosis has become increasingly popular and allows the precise assessment of specific IgE to molecular allergens. Molecular allergen diagnosis has improved our understanding of disease phenotypes in allergic patients, including cross-reactive patterns and food allergy. Beyond sensitization profiles, characterization of the (endo-)type and severity of a local allergic disease is useful for targeted therapy with biologics in advanced allergic airway disease...
February 24, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230835/sudden-versus-gradual-pressure-wean-from-nasal-cpap-in-preterm-infants-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
S Amatya, M Macomber, A Bhutada, D Rastogi, S Rastogi
OBJECTIVE: In preterm infants, nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) is widely used for treatment of respiratory distress syndrome. However, the strategies for successfully weaning infants off NCPAP are still not well defined and there remains considerable variation between the methods. The objective of this study is to determine whether gradual weaning of NCPAP pressure is more successful than sudden weaning off NCPAP to room air. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial was conducted in a level 3 neonatal intensive care unit on 70 preterm neonates who were born between 26 and 32 weeks gestation and required NCPAP for at least 48 h...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228225/-advances-in-classification-and-research-methods-of-lung-epithelial-stem-%C3%A2-and-progenitor-cells
#3
Minhua Deng, Jinhua Li, Ye Gan, Ping Chen
Isolation and characterization of lung epithelial stem and progenitor cells and understanding of their specific role in lung physiopathology are critical for preventing and controlling lung diseases including lung cancer. In this review, we summarized recent advances in classification and research methods of lung epithelial stem and progenitor cells. Lung epithelial stem and progenitor cells were region-specific, which primarily included basal cells and duct cells in proximal airway, Clara cells, variant Clara cells, bronchioalveolar stem cells and induced krt5+ cells in bronchioles, type II alveolar cells and type II alveolar progenitor cells in alveoli...
February 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227462/auto-adjusting-mandibular-repositioning-device-for-in-home-use
#4
R Brugarolas, J M Valero-Sarmiento, A Bozkurt, G K Essick, R Brugarolas, J M Valero-Sarmiento, A Bozkurt, G K Essick, J M Valero-Sarmiento, G K Essick, R Brugarolas, A Bozkurt
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a form of respiratory dysfunction that affects 20% of adults in the world. Among the first-line treatments that are used to mitigate the effects of OSA are continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and mandibular repositioning devices (MRD). Although CPAP provides a more efficacious therapy than MRDs, recent studies suggest that both are comparable in overall effectiveness due to greater patient preference and adherence to MRD therapy. In this paper, we present the Auto-Positioner, a novel add-on for MRDs that adjusts the extent to which the mandible (lower jaw) is advanced in response to respiratory signals indicating labored breathing during sleep, and to changes in sleeping position known to affect individual patient's airway patency...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224996/intelectin-contributes-to-allergen-induced-il-25-il-33-and-tslp-expression-and-type-2-response-in-asthma-and-atopic-dermatitis
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L Yi, D Cheng, K Zhang, X Huo, Y Mo, H Shi, H Di, Y Zou, H Zhang, J Zhao, Y Xu, D J Erle, G Zhen
The epithelial and epidermal innate cytokines IL-25, IL-33, and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) have pivotal roles in the initiation of allergic inflammation in asthma and atopic dermatitis (AD). However, the mechanism by which the expression of these innate cytokines is regulated remains unclear. Intelectin (ITLN) is expressed in airway epithelial cells and promotes allergic airway inflammation. We hypothesized that ITLN is required for allergen-induced IL-25, IL-33, and TSLP expression. In two asthma models, Itln knockdown reduced allergen-induced increases in Il-25, Il-33, and Tslp and development of type 2 response, eosinophilic inflammation, mucus overproduction, and airway hyperresponsiveness...
February 22, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219331/a-comparison-of-videolaryngoscopes-for-tracheal-intubation-in-predicted-difficult-airway-a-feasibility-study
#6
Maria Vargas, Antonio Pastore, Fulvio Aloj, John G Laffey, Giuseppe Servillo
BACKGROUND: Videolaryngoscopy has become increasingly attractive for the routine management of the difficult airway. Glidescope® is well studied in the literature while imago V-Blade® is a recent videolaryngoscope. This is a feasibility study with 1:1 case-control sequential allocation comparing Imago V-Blade ® and Glidescope® in predicted difficult airway settings. METHODS: Two senior anesthesiologists with no clinical experience in video assisted intubation but previously trained in a simulated scenario, performed the endotracheal intubations with Imago V-Blade® and Glidescope®...
February 20, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216702/evaluation-of-simple-pre-determined-length-insertion-technique-split-with-conventional-method-for-oral-fibreoptic-intubation-a-randomised-cross-over-study
#7
Elangovan Muthukumar, Lenin Babu Elakkumanan, Prasanna Udupi Bidkar, Mvs Satyaprakash, Sandeep Kumar Mishra
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The difficulty during flexible fiber-optic bronchoscopy (FOB) guided tracheal intubation could be because of inability in visualising glottis, advancing and railroading of endotracheal tube. Several methods are available for visualising glottis, but none is ideal. Hence, this randomised controlled study was designed to evaluate the simple pre-determined length insertion technique (SPLIT) during oral FOB. METHODS: Fifty-eight patients were randomised into Group C and Group P...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215266/comparative-efficacy-of-cpap-mads-exercise-training-and-dietary-weight-loss-for-sleep-apnea-a-network-meta-analysis
#8
Imran H Iftikhar, Lia Bittencourt, Shawn D Youngstedt, Najib Ayas, Peter Cistulli, Richard Schwab, Martin W Durkin, Ulysses J Magalang
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To synthesize evidence from available studies on the relative efficacies of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), mandibular advancement device (MAD), supervised aerobic exercise training, and dietary weight loss in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). DESIGN: Network meta-analysis of 80 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) short-listed from PubMed, SCOPUS, Web of science, and Cochrane register (inception - September 8, 2015). PATIENTS: Individuals with OSA...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196506/the-success-of-pre-hospital-tracheal-intubation-by-different-pre-hospital-providers-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
K Crewdson, D J Lockey, J Røislien, H M Lossius, M Rehn
BACKGROUND: Pre-hospital basic airway interventions can be ineffective at providing adequate oxygenation and ventilation in some severely ill or injured patients, and advanced airway interventions are then required. Controversy exists regarding the level of provider required to perform successful pre-hospital intubation. A previous meta-analysis reported pre-hospital intubation success rates of 0.849 for non-physicians versus 0.991 for physicians. The evidence base on the topic has expanded significantly in the last 10 years...
February 14, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195009/the-combination-of-anatomy-and-genioglossus-activity-in-predicting-the-outcomes-of-velopharyngeal-surgery
#10
Di Zhao, YanRu Li, JunFang Xian, Yue Qu, Xin Cao, JingYing Ye
Objective This study aims to evaluate the combination of genioglossus (GG) activity and anatomical characteristics in predicting outcomes of velopharyngeal surgery in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Study Design Case series with planned data collection. Setting Sleep medical center. Subjects and Methods Forty patients with OSA underwent overnight polysomnography with synchronous genioglossus electromyography (GGEMG) using intraoral electrodes. The upper airway anatomy was evaluated by 3-dimensional computed tomography in patients with OSA...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194479/-airway-management-in-intensive-care-units-in-rhineland-palatinate-evolution-over-five-years
#11
T Piepho, T Härer, L Ellermann, R R Noppens
BACKGROUND: Securing the airway in severely ill patients is associated with a high rate of complications. So far, no information exists about the equipment readily available for airway management in German intensive care units (ICUs). It is also unknown if the range of material has improved over time. OBJECTIVES: In the present trial the availability of equipment for airway management in ICUs in Rhineland-Palatinate was evaluated at two different times. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a structured questionnaire, all ICUs in the state were contacted in the years 2010 and 2015...
February 13, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187808/diagnosis-and-management-of-acute-encephalitis
#12
J J Halperin
Encephalitis is typically viral (approximately half of diagnosed cases) or autoimmune (about a quarter) with the remainder remaining undiagnosable at this time. All require general supportive care but only a minority requires intensive care admission - in these intubation, to protect the airway or to treat status epilepticus with anesthetic drugs, may be needed. In some dysautonomia with wide blood pressure fluctuations is the principal concern. Remarkably, in addition to supportive care, specific treatment options are available for the majority - immune-modulating therapy for those with autoimmune disorders, antiviral therapy for herpes simplex 1 and 2, and varicella-zoster encephalitis...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186686/combined-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-therapy-and-one-way-endobronchial-valve-placement-in-patients-with-pulmonary-emphysema-a-phase-i-clinical-trial
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Hugo Goulart de Oliveira, Fernanda Ferreira Cruz, Mariana Alves Antunes, Amarilio Vieira de Macedo Neto, Guilherme Augusto Oliveira, Fabio Munhoz Svartman, Tamara Borgonovo, Carmen Lucia Kuniyoshi Rebelatto, Daniel J Weiss, Paulo Roberto Slud Brofman, Marcelo Marcos Morales, José Roberto Lapa E Silva, Patricia Rieken Macedo Rocco
One-way endobronchial valves (EBV) insertion to reduce pulmonary air trapping has been used as therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. However, local inflammation may result and can contribute to worsening of clinical status in these patients. We hypothesized that combined EBV insertion and intrabronchial administration of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) would decrease the inflammatory process, thus mitigating EBV complications in severe COPD patients. This initial study sought to investigate the safety of this approach...
December 9, 2016: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181680/early-term-deliveries-and-the-risk-of-pediatric-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-in-the-offspring
#14
Asnat Walfisch, Tamar Wainstock, Ofer Beharier, Daniella Landau, Eyal Sheiner
BACKGROUND: Preterm delivery may affect the development of the upper airways resulting in a higher risk of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). We investigated whether children born at early term (37-38 6/7 weeks' gestation) are at an increased risk for childhood OSA as compared with those born later. METHODS: In this population-based cohort analysis all singleton deliveries occurring between 1991-2013 at a single regional tertiary medical centre were included. Gestational age upon delivery was sub-divided into: early preterm (<33 6/7 weeks' gestation), late preterm (34-36 6/7), early term, full term (39-40 6/7), late term (41-41 6/7), and post term (>42 0/7)...
March 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176512/respiratory-adverse-events-during-upper-digestive-endoscopies-in-children-under-ketamine-sedation
#15
Jose C Flores-González, Alfonso M Lechuga Sancho, Mónica Saldaña Valderas, Gema Jimenez Gonzalez, Maria D Cruzado Garcia, Cristina Perez Aragon, Jose A Blanca Garcia
BACKGROUND: There is no evidence of the need for oxygen supplementation during upper digestive endoscopies under Ketamine sedation in children, and the latest recommendations specifically state that it is not mandatory for the procedure. The aim of our study is to assess the incidence of respiratory adverse events during upper digestive endoscopies in children under Ketamine sedation when performed without oxygen supplementation, in accordance with the latest recommendations. METHODS: 88 children undergoingketamine sedation for programmed upper digestive endoscopy at our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit were included...
February 7, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159434/-and-if-it-happened-to-children-adapting-medical-care-during-terrorist-attacks-with-multiple-pediatric-victims
#16
L Alix-Séguin, N Lodé, G Orliaguet, E Chamorro, F Kerroué, C Lorge, A Moreira
In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Europe, we need to reconsider the organization of rescue and medical management and plan for an attack involving multiple pediatric victims. To ensure quick surgical management, but also to minimize risk for on-site teams (direct threats from secondary terrorist attacks targeting deployed emergency services), it is crucial to evacuate patients in a swift but orderly fashion. Children are vulnerable targets in terrorist attacks. Their anatomical and physiological characteristics make it likely that pediatric victims will suffer more brain injuries and require more, often advanced, airway management...
January 31, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151493/surfactant-reduced-the-mortality-of-neonates-with-birth-weight-%C3%A2-1500%C3%A2-g-and-hypoxemic-respiratory-failure-a-survey-from-an-emerging-nicu-network
#17
H Wang, X Gao, C Liu, C Yan, X Lin, Y Dong, B Sun
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the efficacy of surfactant therapy and assisted ventilation on morbidity and mortality of neonates with birth weight (BW) ⩾1500 g and hypoxemic respiratory failure (HRF). STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively analyzed 5650 patients with BW ⩾1500 g for incidence, management and outcome of HRF, defined as acute hypoxemia requiring mechanical ventilation and/or nasal continuous positive airway pressure ⩾24 h. The patients were allocated into groups of moderate preterm (1735, 30...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149583/the-role-of-bronchoscopy-in-the-diagnosis-of-airway-disease
#18
REVIEW
Tyler J Paradis, Jennifer Dixon, Brandon H Tieu
Endoscopy of the airway is a valuable tool for the evaluation and management of airway disease. It can be used to evaluate many different bronchopulmonary diseases including airway foreign bodies, tumors, infectious and inflammatory conditions, airway stenosis, and bronchopulmonary hemorrhage. Traditionally, options for evaluation were limited to flexible and rigid bronchoscopy. Recently, more sophisticated technology has led to the development of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENB)...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145442/elevated-gdf-15-contributes-to-pulmonary-inflammation-upon-cigarette-smoke-exposure
#19
F M Verhamme, L J M Seys, E G De Smet, S Provoost, W Janssens, D Elewaut, G F Joos, G G Brusselle, K R Bracke
The molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are still unclear, however signaling pathways associated with lung development, such as the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β superfamily, could be implicated in COPD. Growth differentiation factor (GDF)-15, a member of the TGF-β superfamily, is involved in inflammation, mucus secretion, and cachexia. We analyzed the pulmonary expression of GDF-15 in smokers and patients with COPD, in cigarette smoke (CS)-exposed cultures of primary human bronchial epithelial cells (pHBECs), and in CS-exposed mice...
February 1, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134225/-new-bronchodilation-treatment-options-for-patients-with-copd
#20
EDITORIAL
Tadeusz Płusa
The main aim of treatment of patients with symptoms of airway obstruction is to improve their quality of life by reducing or removing the main symptoms. To get this effect, you must be able to control the bronchial smooth muscle. This is becoming more possible by the introduction of new inhaled particles, which acting Β2-adrenergic receptors or muscarinic receptors dilate bronchial lumen. New drugs to control Β2-adrenergic receptors exhibit a long duration of action - LABA (long-acting beta-agonist), for example indacaterol, vilanterol or olodaterol can be used once a day, because their action exceeds 24 hours...
January 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
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