Pulmonary Research

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Different phenotypes in patients with chronic sinusitis with bilateral nasal polyps.

To investigate the clinical features of patients with chronic sinusitis with bilateral nasal polyps. The data of 134 patients with chronic sinusitis with bilateral nasal polyps were analyzed, retrospectively. Based on the results of the histopathological examination, patients were divided into eosinophilic chronic sinusitis with bilateral nasal polyps(ECRSwBNP) group and noneosinophilic chroni...

The application of preoperative pulmonary function and FeNO test in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis.

To explore the application of lung function and exhaled nitric oxide in the evaluation of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis(CRS) with or without polyps who denied bronchial asthma history and planned to undergo endoscopic sinus surgery. Two hundred and thirty-two patients with CRS during April 2016 to April 2018 in our hospital were recruited in this study. All patients accepted lung function ...

Pulmonary hypertension in patients with a history of intravenous drug use.

Pulmonary hypertension may be a consequence of intrinsic elevation in pulmonary vasculature resistance or complicate numerous other conditions affecting the cardiac and respiratory systems. In this review we sought to explore the relationship between pulmonary hypertension and intravenous drug use.

EGFR-Mutant Adenocarcinomas That Transform to Small-Cell Lung Cancer and Other Neuroendocrine Carcinomas: Clinical Outcomes.

Approximately 3% to 10% of EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) -mutant non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) undergo transformation to small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), but their clinical course is poorly characterized.

The utility of trans thoracic echocardiograhic measures of right ventricular systolic function in a lung resection cohort.

Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction occurs following lung resection and is associated with post-operative complications and long-term functional morbidity. Accurate peri-operative assessment of RV function would have utility in this population. The difficulties of trans thoracic echocardiographic (TTE) assessment of RV function may be compounded following lung resection surgery and no parameters ha...

Screening for Early Lung Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Cardiovascular Disease (the Big-3) Using Low-dose Chest Computed Tomography: Current Evidence and Technical Considerations.

Lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cardiovascular disease are highly prevalent in the general population and expected to cause most deaths by 2050. For these "Big-3," treatment might cure, delay, or stop the progression of disease at a very early stage. Lung nodule growth rate (a biomarker for lung cancer), emphysema/air trapping (a biomarker for chronic obstructive pulmonary ...

Computed Tomography Imaging for Novel Therapies of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Novel therapeutic options in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) require delicate patient selection and thus demand for expert radiologists visually and quantitatively evaluating high-resolution computed tomography (CT) with additional functional acquisitions such as paired inspiratory-expiratory scans or dynamic airway CT. The differentiation between emphysema-dominant and airway-dominan...

Subtle motor signs in children with chronic traumatic brain injury.

To characterize subtle motor signs in children with moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the chronic phase of injury.

Procalcitonin and other markers to guide antibiotic use in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations in the era of antimicrobial resistance.

This review summarizes the latest discoveries regarding the use of clinical indicators and biomarkers to guide antibiotic use in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), and it analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of various indicators and markers.


To report visual and anatomical outcomes after the repair of chronic idiopathic macular holes (MHs) with no face-down positioning.

Treatment strategies after acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Impact on mortality.

Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) is a common reason for presentation to emergency departments (ED), but the management of these episodes is often heterogeneous regardless of their potential impact on short-term adverse outcomes.

Type VI collagen promotes lung epithelial cell spreading and wound-closure.

Basement membrane (BM) is an essential part of the extracellular matrix (ECM) that plays a crucial role in mechanical support and signaling to epithelial cells during lung development, homeostasis and repair. Abnormal composition and remodeling of the lung ECM have been associated with developmental abnormalities observed in multiple pediatric and adult respiratory diseases. Collagen VI (COL6) is ...

An optimized protocol for the analysis of house dust mite (Dermatophagoides farinae)-induced neutrophil-dominant airway inflammation.

House dust mites (HDMs), Dermatophagoides sp., are one of the most widespread aeroallergens worldwide and cause various allergic diseases, including asthma. The pathophysiology of asthma has been intensively investigated using murine models of allergic airway inflammation induced by exposure to D. pteronyssinus. However, the pathogenic roles of D. farinae in the allergic airway inflammation remain...

Modulation of the unfolded protein response pathway as an antiviral approach in airway epithelial cells.

Rhinovirus (RV) infection is a major cause of cystic fibrosis (CF) lung morbidity with limited therapeutic options. Various diseases involving chronic inflammatory response and infection are associated with endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and subsequent activation of the unfolded protein response (UPR), an adaptive response to maintain cellular homeostasis. Recent evidence suggests impaired ER s...

Surgical Outcomes of Complex versus Simple Segmentectomy for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

As segmentectomy becomes widely used for lung cancer treatment, "complex segmentectomy," which makes several, intricate intersegmental planes, remains controversial because of procedural complexity and risk of increased complications and incurability. Questions remain regarding mortality, morbidity, surgical margin, lymph nodes dissection, and postoperative pulmonary function. We evaluated operati...

The Asthma Controller Step-down Yardstick.

The role of the skin microbiome in atopic dermatitis.

TRPC channels mediated calcium entry is required for proliferation of human airway smooth muscle cells induced by nicotine-nAChR.

The present study was designed to explore the role of transient receptor potential canonical 3 (TRPC3) in nicotine-induced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and its underlying mechanism. In this study, the expression and localization of α5 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α5-nAchR) in lung tissues were determined by western blotting and immunohistochemistry. The quantitative real-tim...

An improved rat model for chronic inflammatory bowel disease.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an important cause of chronic disability in humans.

Arterial and pulmonary hypertension: risk assessment and current pharmacological and interventional management.

Social and early life adversity and chronic health conditions among Tunisian adults.

Early life adversities (ELAs) are shown as significant risk factors for chronic health conditions (CHCs). ELAs include multiple types of abuse such as the social abuse (peer, community, and collective violence). The purpose is to describe the relationship between childhood social abuse and chronic conditions in adulthood among a sample of adults in Tunisia and to investigate the role of obesity an...

Inhaled Epoprostenol for Pulmonary Hypertension Treatment in Neonates: A 12-Year Experience.

 Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) occurs in 10% of neonatal respiratory insufficiency. To selectively reduce pulmonary vascular resistance, several treatments have been tried. Inhaled epoprostenol (iPGI) has been used for 12 years in our institution for the management of refractory PPHN despite the gaps in the literature to support this use.

Use of a Primary Epithelial Cell Screening Tool to Investigate Phage Therapy in Cystic Fibrosis.

Antimicrobial-resistant microbes are an increasing threat to human health. In cystic fibrosis (CF), airway infections with remain a key driver of lung damage. With few new antibiotics on the development horizon, alternative therapeutic approaches are needed against antimicrobial-resistant pathogens. Phage therapy, or the use of viruses that infect bacteria, is one proposed novel therapy to treat ...

Beta 1, Beta 2 and Beta 3 Adrenergic Receptor Gene Polymorphisms in a Southeastern European Population.

Genetic polymorphisms in β-, β- and β-adrenergic receptors (β-ARs) have been associated with chronic non-communicable disorders, such as cardiovascular diseases, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obesity, as well as β-agonists and antagonists response and toxicity. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency distribution of genetic variants Ser49Gly and Ar...

Differential roles of p38 MAPK and ERK1/2 in angiopoietin-2-mediated rat pulmonary microvascular endothelial cell apoptosis induced by lipopolysaccharide.

Angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) is a Tie-2 ligand that destabilizes vascular structures, enhances vascular permeability and induces vascular regression and endothelial cell apoptosis. Although there is evidence for the involvement of the Ang/Tie2 axis in acute lung injury (ALI), the underlying mechanisms involved in Ang-2-induced cell apoptosis are not well understood. In this study, whether Ang-2 contribu...

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