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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140397/progress-in-the-understanding-of-the-pathology-of-allergic-asthma-and-the-potential-of-fruit-proanthocyanidins-as-modulators-of-airway-inflammation
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REVIEW
Sara L Coleman, Odette M Shaw
Allergic asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease characterized by sensitization of the airways, and the development of immunoglobulin E antibodies, to benign antigens. The established pathophysiology of asthma includes recurrent lung epithelial inflammation, excessive mucus production, bronchial smooth muscle hyperreactivity, and chronic lung tissue remodeling, resulting in reversible airflow restriction. Immune cells, including eosinophils and the recently characterized type 2 innate lymphoid cells, infiltrate into the lung tissue as part of the inflammatory response in allergic asthma...
November 15, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139062/tools-in-asthma-evaluation-and-management-when-and-how-to-use-them
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Anna Mulholland, Alana Ainsworth, Naveen Pillarisetti
The goals of asthma management are accurate diagnosis, prompt initiation of treatment and monitoring of disease progression to limit potential morbidity and mortality. While the diagnosis and management is largely based on history taking and clinical examination, there are an increasing number of tools available that could be used to aid diagnosis, define phenotypes, monitor progress and assess response to treatment. Tools such as the Asthma Predictive Index could help in making predictions about the possibility of asthma in childhood based on certain clinical parameters in pre-schoolers...
November 15, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135728/internal-distraction-resulted-in-improved-patient-reported-outcomes-for-midface-hypoplasia
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David I Hindin, Corbin E Muetterties, Justine C Lee, Anand Kumar, Henry K Kawamoto, James P Bradley
BACKGROUND: Both internal and external distraction devices have been used successfully in correcting midface hypoplasia. Although the indication for surgery and the osteotomy techniques may be similar, deciding when to use internal versus external devices has not been studied. The authors studied patient-reported outcomes with FACE-Q and functional surveys for internal and external devices for midface distraction patients. METHODS: Patients who underwent distraction advancement after Le Fort I and Le Fort III were surveyed using the FACE-Q survey and a functional survey...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135617/lessons-to-learn-from-epidemiologic-studies-in-ards
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Bairbre A McNicholas, Grainne M Rooney, John G Laffey
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent advances in our understanding of the epidemiology of ARDS has generated key insights into the incidence, risk factors, demographics, management and outcomes from this devastating clinical syndrome. RECENT FINDINGS: ARDS occurs in 10% of all ICU patients, in 23% of all mechanically ventilated patients, with 5.5 cases per ICU bed each year. Although some regional variation exists regarding ARDS incidence, this may be less than previously thought...
November 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135515/association-between-allergic-and-nonallergic-rhinitis-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#5
Ming Zheng, Xiangdong Wang, Luo Zhang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Allergic rhinitis and nonallergic rhinitis (NAR) are common disorders, which have been considered as potential risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This review summarizes the proposed underlying pathophysiological mechanisms to provide a better understanding of the relationship between these conditions. RECENT FINDINGS: In adults, allergic rhinitis and NAR may be considered as symptoms potentiating, rather than risk potentiating factors in the pathophysiology of OSA, whereas in children, these are considered to be independent predictors for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and failure of adeno-tonsillectomy, the recommended first-line therapy for children with OSA...
November 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133059/recent-advances-in-the-search-for-novel-5-lipoxygenase-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-asthma
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Ferdinando Bruno, Giuseppe Spaziano, Angela Liparulo, Fiorentina Roviezzo, Seyed Mohammed Nabavi, Antoni Sureda, Rosanna Filosa, Bruno D'Agostino
The products of 5-lipoxygenase are synthesized and released in the airway when an asthmatic reaction occurs. 5-lipoxygenase via arachidonic acid metabolism produces leukotrienes that mediate bronchoconstriction and inflammatory modifications essential in the pathophysiology of asthma. Until to now, only one approved 5-LO inhibitor, zileuton, can be found as a potential therapy for asthma. With the increasing number of indications for anti-leukotriene (anti-LT) drugs, the development of 5-LO inhibitor agents becomes increasingly important...
October 10, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129030/effects-of-cpap-and-mandibular-advancement-device-treatment-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Martha Schwartz, Luis Acosta, Yuan-Lung Hung, Mariela Padilla, Reyes Enciso
The purpose of this review is to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) with a mandibular advancement device (MAD) in improving the quality of life (sleepiness, cognitive, and functional outcomes) in patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Authors identified randomized, placebo-controlled studies from MEDLINE through PubMed, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library. Studies were assessed for inclusion and exclusion criteria, as well as risk of bias...
November 11, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128130/spanish-guidelines-on-the-evaluation-and-diagnosis-of-bronchiectasis-in-adults
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Miguel Ángel Martínez-García, Luis Máiz, Casilda Olveira, Rosa María Girón, David de la Rosa, Marina Blanco, Rafael Cantón, Montserrat Vendrell, Eva Polverino, Javier de Gracia, Concepción Prados
In 2008, the Spanish Society of Pulmonology (SEPAR) published the first guidelines in the world on the diagnosis and treatment of bronchiectasis. Almost 10 years later, considerable scientific advances have been made in both the treatment and the evaluation and diagnosis of this disease, and the original guidelines have been updated to include the latest scientific knowledge on bronchiectasis. These new recommendations have been drafted following a strict methodological process designed to ensure the quality of content, and are linked to a large amount of online information that includes a wealth of references...
November 8, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126435/human-amnion-cells-reverse-acute-and-chronic-pulmonary-damage-in-experimental-neonatal-lung-injury
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Dandan Zhu, Jean Tan, Amina S Maleken, Ruth Muljadi, Siow T Chan, Sin N Lau, Kirstin Elgass, Bryan Leaw, Joanne Mockler, Daniel Chambers, Kristen T Leeman, Carla F Kim, Euan M Wallace, Rebecca Lim
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in neonatal care, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) remains a significant contributor to infant mortality and morbidity. While human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) have shown promise in small and large animal models of BPD, there is scarce information on long-term benefit and clinically relevant questions surrounding administration strategy remain unanswered. In assessing the therapeutic potential of hAECs, we investigated the impact of cell dosage, administration routes and timing of treatment in a pre-clinical model of BPD...
November 10, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113325/elevated-expression-of-mmp-2-and-timp-2-cooperatively-correlates-with-risk-of-lung-cancer
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Chao Cao, Ning Xu, Xiaoxia Zheng, Wenxue Zhang, Tianwen Lai, Zaichun Deng, Xiaoping Huang
Lung cancer is one of the most common form of malignant diseases and the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. It is reported that approximately two-thirds of lung cancer patients is the presence of advance disease at the time of diagnosis. Hence novel lung cancer diagnostic tests, which can be used to screen individuals at high risk, are required. In the derivation cohort, a total of 88 patients admitted into hospital with suspected lung cancer were included. Bronchial alveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and lung tissue samples were collected from included patients, and were analyzed for MMP-2 and TIMP-2 expression...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112511/an-anesthesiologist-s-perspective-on-the-history-of-basic-airway-management-the-progressive-era-1904-to-1960
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Adrian A Matioc
This third installment of the history of basic airway management discusses the transitional-"progressive"-years of anesthesia from 1904 to 1960. During these 56 yr, airway management was provided primarily by basic techniques with or without the use of a face mask. Airway maneuvers were inherited from the artisanal era: head extension and mandibular advancement. The most common maneuver was head extension, also used in bronchoscopy and laryngoscopy. Basic airway management success was essential for traditional inhalation anesthesia (ether, chloroform) and for the use of the new anesthetic agents (cyclopropane, halothane) and intravenous drugs (thiopental, curare, succinylcholine)...
November 7, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110850/nanoparticle-targeted-folate-receptor-1-enhanced-photodynamic-therapy-for-lung-cancer
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Tatsuya Kato, Cheng S Jin, Hideki Ujiie, Daiyoon Lee, Kosuke Fujino, Hironobu Wada, Hsin-Pei Hu, Robert A Weersink, Juan Chen, Mitsuhito Kaji, Kichizo Kaga, Yoshiro Matsui, Brian C Wilson, Gang Zheng, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
OBJECTIVE: Despite modest improvements, the prognosis of lung cancer patients has still remained poor and new treatment are urgently needed. Photodynamic therapy (PDT), the use of light-activated compounds (photosensitizers) is a treatment option but its use has been restricted to central airway lesions. Here, we report the use of novel porphyrin-lipid nanoparticles (porphysomes) targeted to folate receptor 1 (FOLR1) to enhance the efficacy and specificity of PDT that may translate into a minimally-invasive intervention for peripheral lung cancer and metastatic lymph nodes of advanced lung cancer...
November 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108917/subcranial-and-orthognathic-surgery-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-achondroplasia
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Srinivas M Susarla, Gerhard S Mundinger, Hitesh Kapadia, Mark Fisher, James Smartt, Christopher Derderian, Amir Dorafshar, Richard A Hopper
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common problem in patients with achondroplasia. The purpose of this study was to assess changes in airway volumes following various degrees of facial skeletal advancement. METHODS: This was a retrospective evaluation of patients with achondroplasia who underwent facial skeletal advancement for obstructive sleep apnea. Patients were treated with either an isolated Le Fort III distraction (LF3) or Le Fort II distraction with or without subsequent Le Fort I and bilateral sagittal split osteotomies (LF2 ± LF1/BSSO)...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108862/animal-models-of-smoke-inhalation-injury-and-related-acute-and-chronic-lung-diseases
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Katarzyna Reczyńska, Priyanka Tharkar, Sally Yunsun Kim, Yiwei Wang, Elzbieta Pamuła, Hak-Kim Chan, Wojciech Chrzanowski
Smoke inhalation injury leads to various acute and chronic lung diseases and thus is the dominant cause of fire-related fatalities. In a search for an effective treatment and validation of therapies different classes of animal models have been developed, which include both small and large animals. These models have advanced our understanding of the mechanism of smoke inhalation injury, enabling a better understanding of pathogenesis and pathophysiology and development of new therapies. However, none of the animal models fully mirrors human lungs and their pathologies...
November 3, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108610/treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-achieving-adherence-to-positive-airway-pressure-treatment-and-dealing-with-complications
#15
REVIEW
Christopher J Lettieri, Scott G Williams, Jacob F Collen, Emerson M Wickwire
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common and treatable condition, but therapeutic adherence is limited by numerous factors. Despite advances in positive airway pressure (PAP) technology and a multitude of effective pharmacologic and behavioral therapeutic interventions to overcome the most common barriers to PAP, adherence has not increased significantly over the past 30 years. This review aims to identify the most important factors that impact adherence, common barriers to treatment, and evidence-based treatment strategies to maximize the effectiveness of PAP treatment...
December 2017: Sleep Medicine Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106861/laryngotracheal-reconstruction-and-swallowing-a-review
#16
REVIEW
Jennifer F Ha, Lynn Driver, David A Zopf
OBJECTIVES: Significant advances in laryngotracheal reconstruction over the last few decades have revolutionised the management of paediatric patients with complex congenital or acquired airway stenosis. The primary aim of laryngotracheal reconstruction has focused primarily on airway and surgery specific outcomes, often at the expense of voice, as well as swallowing function, which are all intricately related. There is currently a paucity of data on swallowing outcome. The goal of this paper is to review and discuss the existing research on the impact of laryngotracheal on swallowing...
November 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103835/genioglossus-muscle-advancement-and-simultaneous-sliding-genioplasty-in-the-management-of-sleep-apnoea
#17
R Rojas, R Chateau, C Gaete, C Muñoz
Genioglossus muscle advancement (GMA) was reported in 1993 as an option for the surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS), in the context of phase I of the Stanford University (Powell-Riley) protocol. The rationale for this technique is the placement of tension on the base of the tongue, thus preventing the tongue from falling back into the posterior airway space. However, in retrognathic patients undergoing phase I of the Stanford University protocol, an additional genioplasty will provide a better aesthetic outcome...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102398/side-effects-of-intraoral-devices-for-osas-treatment
#18
Andressa Otranto de Britto Teixeira, Ana Luiza Ladeia Andrade, Rhita Cristina da Cunha Almeida, Marco Antonio de Oliveira Almeida
INTRODUCTION: Intraoral devices have increasingly assumed a key role in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome, but there are limitations to their indication and side effects that result from their continuous use, as well as the use of the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the changes in dental positioning caused by the continuous use of mandibular advancement devices. METHODS: A prospective longitudinal study with a sample of 15 patients, with evaluation of complete documentation after a mean time of 6...
October 14, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102290/ion-channels-as-targets-to-treat-cystic-fibrosis-lung-disease
#19
S Lorraine Martin, Vinciane Saint-Criq, Tzyh-Chang Hwang, László Csanády
Lung health relies on effective mucociliary clearance and innate immune defence mechanisms. In cystic fibrosis (CF), an imbalance in ion transport due to an absence of chloride ion secretion, caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) and a concomitant sodium hyperabsorption, caused by dyregulation of the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC), results in mucus stasis which predisposes the lungs to cycles of chronic infection and inflammation leading to lung function decline...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101956/anesthesia-for-routine-and-advanced-upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopic-procedures
#20
REVIEW
Christopher D Sharp, Ezekiel Tayler, Gregory G Ginsberg
This article aims to detail the breadth and depth of advanced upper gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures. It will focus on sedation and airway management concerns pertaining to this emerged and emerging class of minimally invasive interventions. The article will also cover endoscopic hemostasis, endoscopic resection, stenting and Barrett eradication therapy plus endoscopic ultrasound. It additionally will address the nuances of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and new natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery procedures including endoscopic cystgastrostomy and the per-oral endoscopic myotomy procedure...
December 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
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