Pulmonary Research

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Estimating Lung, Breast, and Effective Dose from Low-Dose Lung Cancer Screening CT Exams with Tube Current Modulation across a Range of Patient Sizes.

The purpose of this study was to estimate the radiation dose to the lung and breast as well as the effective dose from tube current modulated (TCM) lung cancer screening (LCS) scans across a range of patient sizes.

Comparison between pediatric respiratory assessment measure (PRAM) score and wood asthma score to assess acute asthma exacerbation.

Wood's score, the assessment of childhood respiratory failure, has been used to assess childhood acute asthma severity in Thailand since 19th century. However, PRAM score, which is increasingly used in Western countries has not been evaluated among Thai children with asthma.

Linaclotide Improves Gastrointestinal Transit in Cystic Fibrosis Mice by Inhibiting Sodium/Hydrogen Exchanger 3.

Gastrointestinal dysfunction in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a prominent source of pain among patients with CF. Linaclotide, a Guanylate Cyclase C (GCC) receptor agonist, is an FDA-approved drug prescribed for chronic constipation, but has not been widely utilized in CF, as the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is the main mechanism of action. However, anecdotal clinical eviden...

Inhibition of autotaxin alleviates inflammation and increases the expression of sodium-dependent glucose cotransporter 1 and Na/H exchanger 3 in SAMP1/Fc mice.

Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic, relapsing, inflammatory disease that is often associated with malnutrition due to inflammation in the small intestine. Autotaxin (ATX) is a secreted enzyme that produces extracellular lysophosphatidic acid (LPA). Increasing evidence suggests that ATX is upregulated during inflammation and inhibition of ATX has been effective in attenuating chronic inflammatory co...

Absence of leptin signaling allows fat accretion in CF mice.

Negative energy balance is a prevalent feature of cystic fibrosis (CF). Pancreatic insufficiency, elevated energy expenditure, lung disease, and malnutrition, all characteristic of CF, contribute to the negative energy balance causing low bodily growth phenotype. As low body weight and BMI strongly correlate with poor lung health and survival of CF patients, improving energy balance is an importan...

Family Caregivers' Heavy and Overloaded Burden in Advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Due to severe symptoms and poor prognosis in advanced cases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is today seen as a palliative diagnosis. The everyday lives of patients as well as their relatives are restricted and affected by significant psychosocial problems.

Cystic fibrosis respiratory microbiota: unraveling complexity to inform clinical practice.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease is characterized by chronic cycles of pulmonary infection, inflammation, and mucus obstruction, beginning early in life, and eventually leading to progressive lung damage and early mortality. During the past ~15 years, culture-independent analyses of CF respiratory samples have identified diverse bacterial communities in CF airways, and relationships between respi...

Inhibition of C-X-C Motif Chemokine 10 (CXCL10) Protects Mice from Cigarette Smoke-Induced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by long-term breathing problems and poor airflow. COPD can progress to persistent decline of pulmonary function. This study explored the effect of CXCL10 on COPD induced by cigarette smoke (CS) and its underlying mechanism. MATERIAL AND METHODS Wild-type (WT) mice were randomly assigned into...

Nurse-Delivered Symptom Assessment for Individuals With Advanced Lung Cancer.

To assess an intervention derived from self-regulation theory (SRT) to promote well-being for individuals with advanced lung cancer.

Effect of sequential therapy on treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection in children.

Helicobacter pylori infection which plays a major role in the etiology of chronic gastritis and duodenal ulcers in children and adults is one of the commonest chronic infection worldwide. Cure of the infection leads to healing of gastric inflammation and prevention of peptic ulcer.

Colonic metastases from carcinoma of the lung, an unusual presentation. Case report and literature review.

The symptomatic metastasis of the colon from a pulmonary cancer is rare; however, the global incidence of pulmonary cancer is 12.9%. It is an infrequent site of metastasis, with a prevalence of less than 0.5% in patients with pulmonary cancer. One of the most common manifestation is intestinal obstruction. We present a case report of a patient with an acute lower intestinal bleeding from multiple ...

Effects of non-surgical periodontal therapy on clinical and immunological profile and oral colonization of Candida spp in HIV-infected patients with chronic periodontitis.

After the introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has become a chronic controllable disease. For this reason, chronic conditions related to both HIV infection and senescence, such as chronic periodontitis (CP) need to be studied. This study investigated the impact of non-surgical periodontal therapy (NSPT) on clinical and immunological features of...

Chrysin attenuates carrageenan-induced pleurisy and lung injury via activation of SIRT1/NRF2 pathway in rats.

Chrysin, a natural polyphenol plentifully contained in honey, propolis, vegetables and fruits, it has been reported to exert a variety of pharmacological activities. In the present study, we mainly investigated the protective effects and underlying molecular mechanisms of chrysin on carrageenan-induced lung injury in rats. The results showed that chrysin inhibited the neutrophils infiltration, att...

En bloc Left Pulmonary-Vein and Appendage Isolation in Thoracoscopic Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation.

We evaluated the safety and rhythm-control effectiveness in en bloc isolation of the left pulmonary vein (PV) and appendage conducted as part of the thoracoscopic procedure for bilateral PV isolation, non-PV ablation, and appendage closure for atrial fibrillation (AF).

Perioperative Outcomes for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Differences between Men and Women.

Previous studies have highlighted important biologic and survival-related differences among men and women with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, differences in perioperative or short term outcomes have not been as well characterized. In this study, we investigated differences in the perioperative period and postoperative emergency room visits among men and women after lobectomy for stag...

Aberrant amygdala-dependent fear memory in corticosterone-treated mice.

Anxiety disorder is a major psychiatric disorder characterized by fear, worry, and excessive rumination. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying neural plasticity and anxiety remain unclear. Here, we utilized a mouse model of anxiety-like behaviors induced by the chronic administration of corticosterone (CORT) to determine the exact mechanism of each region of the fear circuits in the anxiety...


Previous studies showed that chronic treatment with corticosterone facilitates elevated T-maze (ETM) inhibitory avoidance and a step-down avoidance task, responses that have been used to investigate aversive conditioning and memory processes. On the other hand, chronic corticosterone does not alter ETM escape from the open arms. The purpose of the present study was to further investigate the effec...

CHST3 and CHST13 polymorphisms as predictors of bosentan-induced liver toxicity in Japanese patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Bosentan, an endothelin receptor antagonist, has been widely used as a first-line drug for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). In addition, bosentan is approved for patients with digital ulcers related to systemic sclerosis. Liver dysfunction is a major adverse effect of bosentan and may lead to discontinuation of therapy. The purpose of this study was to identify genomic bioma...

Screening, cloning and expression of a novel alginate lyase gene from P. aeruginosa TAG 48 and its antibiofilm effects on P. aeruginosa biofilm.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen and utilizes several virulence factors for pathogenesis. One of the most important factors is alginate, found in the biofilm which enables P. aeruginosa to establish chronic lung infections.

Role of GPx3 in PPARγ-induced protection against COPD-associated oxidative stress.

Cigarette smoke, a source of numerous oxidants, produces oxidative stress and exaggerated inflammatory responses that lead to irreversible lung tissue damage. It is the single, most significant risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although an intrinsic defense system that includes both enzymatic and non-enzymatic players exists to protect lung tissues against oxidative str...

An ethnobotanical survey and inhibitory effects on NLRP3 inflammasomes/Caspase-1 of herbal recipes' extracts traditionally used in Rwanda for asthma treatment.

Respiratory diseases and asthma, in particular, are nowadays a global health problem. In Rwanda, some traditional healers claim to treat asthma with plant-based recipes, though there is no scientific proof so far.

Surfactant protein b (sp-b) enhances the cellular sirna delivery of proteolipid coated nanogels for inhalation therapy.

Despite the many advantages of small interfering RNA (siRNA) inhalation therapy and a growing prevalence for respiratory pathologies, its clinical translation is severely hampered by inefficient intracellular delivery. To this end, we previously developed hybrid nanoparticles consisting of an siRNA-loaded nanosized hydrogel core (nanogel) coated with Curosurf, a clinically used pulmonary surfactan...

A giant pulmonary cyst hydatid imitating plevral effusion.

Cystic echinococcosis is an endemic disease in east Turkey. Echinococcosis granulosus is reported as the most common agent of cystic echinoccocus. Hydatid cysts are generally involved in lung and liver.

Accuracy of Digital Tomosynthesis of the Chest in Detection of Interstitial Lung Disease Comparison With Digital Chest Radiography.

The aim of the study was to assess the ability of chest digital tomosynthesis (DTS) for detection of interstitial lung disease (ILD) compared with conventional chest radiography.

Preoperative Staging by EBUS in cN0/N1 Lung Cancer: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Performance of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) for staging the radiologically normal mediastinum has been reported with inconsistent findings. We assessed the sensitivity of systematic staging using EBUS-TBNA for detection of radiologically occult mediastinal metastases in cN0/N1 lung cancer.

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