Occupational Health Survey of Cosmetologists in Minnesota.
Authors: Norlien KG, Landsteiner A, Carlson A Abstract Cosmetologists face a variety of occupational health and safety challenges. To gather information on respiratory issues related to work as a cosmetologist, licensed cosmetologists were invited by e-mail to participate in a short online survey. The survey collected demographic data, work history, respiratory symptoms, product usage, and health and safety training. Results revealed that while 57% of cosmetologists reported having received training on customer or consumer safety, only 10.5% had received training on worker health such as work-related asthma and/or ...
Source: Journal of Environmental Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Tags: J Environ Health Source Type: research
Genomic recombination in primate bocavirus: inconsistency and alternative interpretations
In this study, these recombination events were reviewed, and the related genome sequences were re-analysed, aiming to inform the research community of bocavirus with more consistent knowledge and comprehensive interpretations on the recombination history of primate bocavirus. (Source: Virus Genes)
Source: Virus Genes - November 22, 2017 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Impact of Nocturnal Noninvasive Ventilation on Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with End-Stage Lung Disease Awaiting Lung Transplantation
Conclusions: PR in patients with end-stage lung disease awaiting lung transplantation on nocturnal NIV is feasible and is associated with improvements of exercise capacity and quality of life. Furthermore, despite more advanced lung disease, patients treated with NIV have an increased benefit of PR compared to patients without NIV while awaiting lung transplantation.Respiration (Source: Respiration)
Source: Respiration - November 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Opuntia humifusa modulates morphological changes characteristic of asthma via IL-4 and IL-13 in an asthma murine model.
Abstract Asthma is a chronic pulmonary disease that affects an estimated 235 million people worldwide, but asthma drugs have many adverse effects. Opuntia humifusa (eastern prickly pear) has been used as a food and traditional medicine worldwide; however, its anti-asthmatic effects have not been reported. We evaluated O. humifusa as a potential therapeutic or preventive component of anti-asthmatic drugs. We divided ovalbumin-sensitized mice into the following groups: normal control, asthma-induced control, dexamethasone-treated group (positive control), 50 mg/kg O. humifusa-treated group, 100 mg/kg O. hu...
Source: Food and Nutrition Research - November 21, 2017 Category: Nutrition Authors: Lee SY, Bae CS, Choi YH, Seo NS, Na CS, Yoo JC, Cho SS, Park DH Tags: Food Nutr Res Source Type: research
Guillain–Barré Syndrome Triggered by Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: A Case Report and Literature Review
We describe a case of Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) after the treatment with ipilimumab and nivolumab and review 4 other reported cases. We confirmed the diagnosis of GBS by electrodiagnostic and cerebrospinal fluid studies. Electrodiagnostic results showed findings consistent with acquired demyelinating polyneuropathy and cerebrospinal fluid showed albuminocytologic dissociation. All patients were treated with intravenous immunoglobulin or other immunomodulating therapy. Among 5 cases which include our patient, 2 did well, 1 did not improve, and 2 died of respiratory insufficiency and multiorgan failure. Enha...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease - November 21, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Review Source Type: research
Ambient Ozone Pollution and Daily Mortality: A Nationwide Study in 272 Chinese Cities
Conclusions: Our findings provide robust evidence of higher nonaccidental and cardiovascular mortality in association with short-term exposure to ambient ozone in China. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1849 Received: 4 March 2017 Revised: 3 October 2017 Accepted: 20 October 2017 Published: 21 November 2017 Address correspondence to H. Kan, Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Fudan University, P.O. Box 249, 130 Dong-An Road, Shanghai 200032, China. Telephone: 86 (21) 5423 7908. Email: email@example.com and M. Zhou, National Center for Chronic and Noncommunicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chines...
Source: EHP Research - November 21, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniil Lyalko Tags: Research Source Type: research
Opioid prescription levels and postoperative outcomes in orthopedic surgery
Abstract Given the basic need for opioids in the perioperative setting, we investigated associations between opioid prescription levels and postoperative outcomes using population-based data of orthopedic surgery patients. We hypothesized that increased opioid amounts would be associated with higher risk for postoperative complications. Data were extracted from the national Premier Perspective database (2006-2013); N = 1,035,578 lower joint arthroplasties and N = 220,953 spine fusions. Multilevel multivariable logistic regression models measured associations between opioid dose prescription and postoperative outcomes, st...
Source: Pain - November 21, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Hepatic hydrothorax: An update and review of the literature.
Authors: Garbuzenko DV, Arefyev NO Abstract This review considers the modern concepts of pathogenesis, diagnostic methods, and treatment principles of hepatic hydrothorax (HH). HH is the excessive (> 500 mL) accumulation of transudate in the pleural cavity in patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis but without cardiopulmonary and pleural diseases. It causes respiratory failure which aggravates the clinical course of liver cirrhosis, and the emergence of spontaneous bacterial pleural empyema may be the cause of death. The information was collected from the PubMed database, the Google Scholar retrieval system,...
Source: World Journal of Hepatology - November 21, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: World J Hepatol Source Type: research
Chronic pulmonary insufficiency of prematurity: definitions matter
In 1967, Northway et al described the clinical and histologic features of lung injury and repair in infants with prior histories of respiratory distress syndrome and coined a new term, “bronchopulmonary dysplasia,” to describe these findings (N Engl J Med 1967;16:357-68). Since that time, the age of viability has decreased, and management has evolved with increasing use of non-invasive ventilation. Although we now recognize a broader spectrum of pulmonary problems in preterm infants, children, and adults, we continue to define chronic lung disease as the need for supplemental oxygen at a single point in t...
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - November 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Raye-Ann deRegnier Tags: The Editors' Perspectives Source Type: research
Management of Congenital Heart Disease Associated with Ellis-van Creveld Short-rib Thoracic Dysplasia
To evaluate clinical outcome of patients with Ellis-van Creveld syndrome (EVC) in whom congenital heart disease (CHD) repair was delayed intentionally to reduce the risk of postoperative respiratory morbidity and mortality. (Source: The Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - November 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Devyani Chowdhury, Katie B. Williams, Aaron Chidekel, Christian Pizarro, Catherine Preedy, Millie Young, Christine Hendrickson, Donna L. Robinson, Portia A. Kreiger, Erik G. Puffenberger, Kevin A. Strauss Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Chronic Pulmonary Insufficiency of Prematurity: Developing Optimal Endpoints for Drug Development
Chronic pulmonary insufficiency is the most common health morbidity of extremely preterm birth. It is associated with increased resource utilization during the initial hospitalization, as well as short-term and longer-term respiratory morbidities that drive health care costs and are associated with worse neurodevelopmental outcomes.1 (Source: The Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - November 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Robin Steinhorn, Jonathan M. Davis, Wolfgang G öpel, Alan Jobe, Steven Abman, Matthew Laughon, Eduardo Bancalari, Judy Aschner, Roberta Ballard, Anne Greenough, Linda Storari, Merran Thomson, Ronald L. Ariagno, Laura Fabbri, Mark A. Turner, International Tags: Medical progress Source Type: research
Do community pharmacists in Qatar manage acute respiratory conditions rationally? A simulated client study
This study evaluated Qatar's community pharmacists’ therapeutic recommendations, medication labelling, dispensing and counselling practices in response to common cold and allergic rhinitis symptoms. MethodsA simulated client method was used to assess the practice behaviour of community pharmacists. Twenty‐five pharmacies in Qatar were randomly selected and further randomised into two groups: common cold (n = 15) and allergic rhinitis (n = 10). The pharmacies were visited or called according to the study group twice by two independent simulated clients; each simulated client visited or called the 25 pharmacies once....
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research - November 21, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim, Ahmed Awaisu, Subish Palaian, Amina Radoui, Hoda Atwa Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Reference-Free Adjustment of Respiratory Inductance Plethysmography for Measurements during Physical Exercise
Conclusion: Reference-free adjustment for RIP reveals tidal volume differences of up to 0.25 l when comparing to the best possible adjustment currently present which needs the simultaneous measurement of RIP and FM. Si- nificance: This demonstrates that RIP has the potential for usage in wide applications in ambulatory settings. (Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering)
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - November 21, 2017 Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Model-Based Estimation of Respiratory Parameters from Capnography, With Application to Diagnosing Obstructive Lung Disease
Objective: We use a single-alveolar-compartment model to describe the partial pressure of carbon dioxide in exhaled breath, as recorded in time-based capnography. Respiratory parameters are estimated using this model, and then related to the clinical status of patients with obstructive lung disease. Methods: Given appropriate assumptions, we derive an analytical solution of the model, describing the exhalation segment of the capnogram. This solution is parametrized by alveolar CO2 concentration, dead-space fraction, and the time constant associated with exhalation. These quantities are estimated from individual capnogram d...
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - November 21, 2017 Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Mechanistic insight into the impact of nanomaterials on asthma and allergic airway disease
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease known for its high susceptibility to environmental exposure. Inadvertent inhalation of engineered or incidental nanomaterials is a concern for human health, particularly... (Source: Particle and Fibre Toxicology)
Source: Particle and Fibre Toxicology - November 21, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Kirsty Meldrum, Chang Guo, Emma L. Marczylo, Timothy W. Gant, Rachel Smith and Martin O. Leonard Tags: Review Source Type: research
Pulmonary Safety and Tolerability of Inhaled Levodopa (CVT-301) Administered to Patients with Parkinson's Disease
Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery , Vol. 0, No. 0. (Source: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery)
Source: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery - November 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Peter A. LeWitt Rajesh Pahwa Alexander Sedkov Ann Corbin Richard Batycky Harald Murck Source Type: research
Multiple reaction monitoring mass spectrometry to identify novel plasma protein biomarkers of treatment response in cystic fibrosis pulmonary exacerbations
Systemic inflammation decreases with IV antibiotics during the treatment of CF pulmonary exacerbations (PEx). We used multiple reaction monitoring mass spectrometry and immunoassays to monitor blood proteins during PEx treatment to determine if early changes could be used to predict PEx outcomes following treatment. (Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis)
Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis - November 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: James M. Roberts, Darlene L.Y. Dai, Zsuzsanna Hollander, Raymond T. Ng, Scott J. Tebbutt, Pearce G. Wilcox, Don D. Sin, Bradley S. Quon Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Combined effects of leaks, respiratory system properties and upper airway patency on the performance of home ventilators: a bench study
Combined effects of leaks, mechanical property of respiratory system and upper airway (UA) patency on patient-ventilator synchrony (PVA) and the level of clinically “tolerable” leaks are not well established i... (Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine)
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - November 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kaixian Zhu, Claudio Rabec, J ésus Gonzalez-Bermejo, Sébastien Hardy, Sami Aouf, Pierre Escourrou and Gabriel Roisman Tags: Research article Source Type: research
The Impact of Diet on Immunity and Respiratory Diseases
Annals of the American Thoracic Society,Volume 14, Issue Supplement_5, Page S339-S347, November 2017. (Source: Annals of the American Thoracic Society)
Source: Annals of the American Thoracic Society - November 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tomasz P. Wypych Benjamin J. Marsland Niki D. J. Ubags Source Type: research
The involvement of musculoskeletal system and its influence on postural stability in children and young adults with cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects the musculoskeletal system via a multifactorial pathway that includes vitamin D deficiency and involvement of respiratory muscles such as intercostals due to recurrent upper and lo... (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ozge Kenis-Coskun, Evrim Karadag-Saygi, Yeliz Bahar-Ozdemir, Yasemin Gokdemir, Bulent Karadag and Onder Kayhan Tags: Research Source Type: research
Antimicrobial Stewardship Opportunities in Critically Ill Patients with Gram-Negative Lower Respiratory Tract Infections: A Multicenter Cross-Sectional Analysis
ConclusionDrug-resistant pathogens were frequently found and empiric GN therapy was inappropriate in nearly 50% of cases. Inappropriate therapy led to increased lengths of stay and was associated with higher costs of care. (Source: Infectious Diseases and Therapy)
Source: Infectious Diseases and Therapy - November 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Cesarean section in the absence of labor and risk of respiratory complications in newborns: a case-control study
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Source: Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine - November 21, 2017 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Ugo Indraccolo Margherita Pace Giovanna Corona Marco Bonito Salvatore Renato Indraccolo Romolo Di Iorio Source Type: research
Molecules, Vol. 22, Pages 2019: The Protective Effects of Astaxanthin on the OVA-Induced Asthma Mice Model
Sung-Tae Yee Although astaxanthin has a variety of biological activities such as anti-oxidant effects, inhibitory effects on skin deterioration and anti-inflammatory effects, its effect on asthma has not been studied. In this paper, the inhibitory effect of astaxanthin on airway inflammation in a mouse model of ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthma was investigated. We evaluated the number of total cells, Th1/2 mediated inflammatory cytokines in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and airway hyperresponsiveness as well as histological structure. The level of total IgE, IgG1, IgG2a, OVA-specific IgG1, and OVA-specific IgG2a...
Source: Molecules - November 21, 2017 Category: Chemistry Authors: Yun-Ho Hwang Seong-Gyeol Hong Seul-Ki Mun Su-Jin Kim Sung-Ju Lee Jong-Jin Kim Kyung-Yun Kang Sung-Tae Yee Tags: Article Source Type: research
Discordant fetal phenotype of hypophosphatasia in two siblings
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder with impaired bone mineralization due to mutations in the ALPL gene. The genotype‐phenotype correlation of this disorder has been widely described. Here, we present two affected siblings, whose fetal phenotypes were discordant. A 31‐year‐old Japanese woman, G0P0, was referred to our institution because of fetal micromelia. After obstetric counseling, the pregnancy was terminated at 21 weeks’ gestation. Post‐mortem radiographs demonstrated severely defective mineralization of the skeleton. The calvarial, spinal, and tubular bones were mostly m...
Source: American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A - November 21, 2017 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Satoru Ikenoue, Kei Miyakoshi, Tomohiro Ishii, Yu Sato, Toshimitsu Otani, Yohei Akiba, Yoshifumi Kasuga, Daigo Ochiai, Tadashi Matsumoto, Yosuke Ichihashi, Yohei Matsuzaki, Kanako Tachikawa, Toshimi Michigami, Gen Nishimura, Kazushige Ikeda, Tomonobu Hase Tags: CLINICAL REPORT Source Type: research
Usefulness of Doppler waveform analysis before performing a complex procedure using femoral venous access
This report describes a case of unsuccessful guidewire passage through the right iliac vein in spite of successful ultrasonography‐guided puncture of the femoral vein. On repeat duplex ultrasonography, the Doppler waveform showed a continuous pattern without respiratory phasicity, which was consistent with proximal venous occlusion. Venous Doppler signal waveform analysis can be helpful for ensuring downstream patency when planning long‐distance catheterization via femoral venous access. (Source: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound)
Source: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound - November 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Authors: Seung Yong Shin, Hyangkyoung Kim, Yoo Shin Choi, Sang Wook Kim Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
Highlights on MRI of the fetal body
The objective of this review is to focus on the application of fetal MRI in neck, chest and abdominal diseases. (Source: La Radiologia Medica)
Source: La Radiologia Medica - November 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: research
The involvement of musculoskeletal system and its influence on postural stability in children and young adults with cystic fibrosis
ConclusionIn patients with CF, a systematic but simple musculoskeletal examination can detect pathologies, which are more frequent than the normal population. These pathologies show a medium correlation with the involvement of postural stability. (Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - November 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Blocking antibodies induced by allergen ‐specific immunotherapy ameliorate allergic airway disease in a human/mouse chimeric model
ConclusionOur data demonstrate that post‐AIT sera with IgE‐blocking activity ameliorate allergic airway inflammation in a human/mouse chimeric model of respiratory allergy independently of AIT‐induced cellular changes.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Allergy)
Source: Allergy - November 21, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Caterina Vizzardelli, Miriam Gindl, Simone Roos, Christian M öbs, Birgit Nagl, Felix Zimmann, Veronika Sexl, Lukas Kenner, Alina Neunkirchner, Gerhard J. Zlabinger, Winfried F. Pickl, Wolfgang Pfützner, Barbara Bohle Tags: Original Article: Experimental Allergy and Immunology Source Type: research
Pigeon paramyxovirus type 1 from a fatal human case induces pneumonia in experimentally infected cynomolgus macaques ( Macaca fascicularis )
AbstractAlthough avian paramyxovirus type 1 is known to cause mild transient conjunctivitis in human beings, there are two recent reports of fatal respiratory disease in immunocompromised human patients infected with the pigeon lineage of the virus (PPMV-1). In order to evaluate the potential of PPMV-1 to cause respiratory tract disease, we inoculated a PPMV-1 isolate (hPPMV-1/Netherlands/579/2003) from an immunocompromised human patient into three healthy cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis) and examined them by clinical, virological, and pathological assays. In all three macaques, PPMV-1 replication was restricted t...
Source: Veterinary Research - November 21, 2017 Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Synthesis and Antiviral Activity of Glycyrrhizic-Acid Conjugates with Aromatic Amino Acids
Amino-acid conjugates of glycyrrhizic acid (GA) containing phenylalanine, tyrosine, and tryptophan in the carbohydrate and triterpene parts were synthesized using N-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBt)-N,N ′-dicyclohexylcarbodiimide (DCC) and sodium salts of the amino acids. GA conjugates containing two aminoacid residues in the glycoside carbohydrate part were synthesized using N-ethoxycarbonyl-2-ethoxy-1,2-dihydroquinoline. The GA conjugate with tyrosine exhibited weak but consistent antiviral act ivity against flu virus A/St.-Petersburg/05/09 (H1N1)pdm09 that was similar to the standard strain A/California/07/09 and pronou...
Source: Chemistry of Natural Compounds - November 21, 2017 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Correlation between oxyhaemoglobin saturation by pulse oximetry and partial pressure of oxygen in patients with acute respiratory failure
Conclusions The SpO2/FiO2 ratio can be used to calculate PaO2/FiO2 and determine the oxygenation state of patients with acute respiratory failure. (Source: Revista Clinica Espanola)
Source: Revista Clinica Espanola - November 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Evaluation of coexistence of cancer and active tuberculosis; 16 case series
Conclusions In our study, the coexistence of LC and pulmonary TB was more common. The local immunity is deteriorated in cancer cases. If there is pulmonary infiltrates in lung or peripheral lymphadenopathy, we must search tuberculosis too out of metastatic lesion and other infectious diseases. We should not make delay in the diagnosis of active TB in cancer cases. (Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports)
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - November 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Modeling Persistent Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection of Human Airway Epithelium
SUMMARY Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a human respiratory tract pathogen causing acute and chronic airway disease states that can include long‐term carriage and extra‐pulmonary spread. The mechanisms of persistence and migration beyond the conducting airways, however, remain poorly understood. We previously described an acute exposure model using normal human bronchial epithelium (NHBE) in air‐liquid interface culture, showing that M. pneumoniae gliding motility is essential for initial colonization and subsequent spread, including localization to epithelial cell junctions. We extended those observations here, characteriz...
Source: Cellular Microbiology - November 20, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Oliver A. Prince, Thomas M. Krunkosky, Edward S. Sheppard, Duncan C. Krause Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
Physiological and anatomical dead space in mechanically ventilated newborn infants
Abstract ObjectivesTo compare the anatomical (VD‐Ana) and alveolar dead space (VD‐Alv) in term and prematurely born infants and identify the clinical determinants of those indices. Working HypothesisVD‐Ana and VD‐Alv will be higher in prematurely born compared to term born infants. Study DesignRetrospective analysis of data collected at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. Patient SelectionFifty‐six infants (11 term, 45 preterm) were studied at a median age of 8 (IQR 2‐33) days. MethodologyVD‐Ana was determined using Fowler's method of volumetric capnography. VD‐Alv was determined by su...
Source: Pediatric Pulmonology - November 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Theodore Dassios, Paul Dixon, Ann Hickey, Sotirios Fouzas, Anne Greenough Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE: NEONATAL LUNG DISEASE Source Type: research
Consequences of Hypoxia-Reoxygenation Phenomena in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
CONCLUSION: According to our data, it is likely that hypoxiareoxygenation phenomena affect the VEGF and nitrite-nitrate levels, which may be pathogenic factors in generating cardiovascular complications in OSAS. Ann Saudi Med 2011: 31(1): 14-18PMID: 21245593 DOI: 10.4103/0256-4947.75772 (Source: Annals of Saudi Medicine)
Source: Annals of Saudi Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: ISSUE 1 Source Type: research
A multivariate dynamic systems model for psychotherapy with more than one client.
The dynamics of the give and take between therapist and client(s) is frequently of interest to therapy process researchers. Characterizing the ways that therapists respond to clients and clients respond to therapists can be challenging in therapeutic encounters involving a single therapist and a single client. The complexity of this challenge increases as the number of people involved in a therapeutic encounter increases not only because there are more people responding to one another but also because the patterns of responding can become more complex. This manuscript demonstrates how dyadic cross-lagged panel models can b...
Source: Journal of Counseling Psychology - November 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Coraliitalea coralii gen. nov., sp. nov., a Marine Bacterium of the Family Flavobacteriaceae Isolated from the Hard Coral Galaxea fascicularis.
Abstract A polyphasic taxonomic study was performed on a novel strain designated as 04OKA-3-121(T), which was isolated from the hard coral Galaxea fascicularis L. collected at Akajima, Okinawa, Japan. These bacterial cells were observed to be pale-yellow, Gram-stain-negative, strictly aerobic, chemoheterotrophic, non-spore forming, non-motile, and rod-shaped. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed that the novel marine isolate is affiliated with the family Flavobacteriaceae of the phylum Bacteroidetes and that it shared the highest (93.6%) sequence similarity with Pseudozobellia thermop...
Source: Current Microbiology - November 20, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yoon J, Yasumoto-Hirose M, Kasai H Tags: Curr Microbiol Source Type: research
Recombinant Fragment of Human Surfactant Protein D: A Hierarchical Regulator of Pulmonary Hypersensitivity.
PMID: 29155599 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine)
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Madan T Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research
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PMID: 29155600 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine)
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Abston ED, Hon SM, Berical A, Reardon CL Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research
Pooling of bronchoalveolar lavage in children with cystic fibrosis does not adversely affect the microbiological yield or sensitivity in detecting pulmonary inflammation
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is a potentially useful outcome measure for clinical trials in children with CF but its use is limited by variations in approach internationally. We sought to determine if pooling adversely affected the diagnostic properties of BAL. (Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis)
Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis - November 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Paul McNally, Jennifer O'Rourke, Emmanuelle Fantino, Archana Chacko, Rishi Pabary, Andrew Turnbull, Tim Grant, Niamh O'Sullivan, Claire Wainwright, Barry Linnane, Jane C. Davies, Peter D. Sly Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Development and electronic validation of the revised Cystic Fibrosis Questionnaire (CFQ-R Teen/Adult)
The Cystic Fibrosis Questionnaire-Revised (CFQ-R+14) is a disease-specific, health-related quality of life instrument for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients ≥14years. We have developed a Spanish electronic version of the CFQ-R (e-CFQ-R+14 Spain). Our aim was to compare the paper and electronic versions and to validate the electronic version. (Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis)
Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis - November 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Amparo Sol é, Casilda Olveira, Ines Pérez, David Hervás, Vincent Valentine, Anick N. Baca Yepez, Gabriel Olveira, Alexandra L. Quittner Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection induces IL-10 gene expression by disturbing histone deacetylase 6 and histonedeacetylase 11 equilibrium in macrophages
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) infection is a significant contributor to dysregulated T cell-mediated immune response. Here we aimed to evaluate the mechanism of MTB infection in promoting interleukin-10 (IL-10) upregulation. The IL-10 levels in MTB infected THP-1 cells were evaluated with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR). In challenged THP-1 cells, the HDAC6 and HDAC11 mRNA and protein levels were monitored at varied duration after MTB infection. (Source: Tuberculosis)
Source: Tuberculosis - November 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Xiaolei Wang, Yanhua Wu, Jin Jiao, Qing Huang Source Type: research
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Source: Respirology - November 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Respiratory Infections (non ‐tuberculosis) 1 Source Type: research
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Source: Respirology - November 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Respiratory Infections (non ‐tuberculosis) 2 Source Type: research
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Source: Respirology - November 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Respiratory Infections (non ‐tuberculosis) 3 Source Type: research