Amelioration of allergic asthma by Ziziphora clinopodioides via upregulation of aquaporins and downregulation of IL4 and IL5
Publication date: Available online 20 April 2019Source: Respiratory Physiology & NeurobiologyAuthor(s): Fatima Ahsan, Arham Shabbir, Muhammad Shahzad, Aisha Mobashar, Marriam Sharif, Muhammad Irfan Basheer, Rasool Baksh Tareen, Nawazish-i-Husain SyedAbstractZiziphora clinopodioides has been frequently used as an anti asthmatic plant in traditional medication. Recent work explores the anti-asthmatic activity of Z. clinopodioides in allergen-induced asthmatic mice. Intraperitoneal sensitization followed by intranasal challenge were given with ovalbumin (allergen) to develop allergic asthma. Investigational groups of anim...
Source: Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology - April 22, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Unequal Rates of Serious Perioperative Respiratory Adverse Events Between Black and White Children.
Authors: Nafiu OO, Owusu-Bediako K, Chimbira WT Abstract BACKGROUND: Recent data among pediatric otolaryngology patients showed unexplained higher rates of serious perioperative respiratory adverse events (PRAE) in black children compared to their white peers. We evaluated whether preoperative respiratory comorbidity (PRC) burden contributes to racial disparity in serious PRAE in children undergoing non-otolaryngologic procedures. METHODS: Rates of serious PRAE (laryngospasm and/or bronchospasm) were compared across racial groups in a retrospective cohort of black and white children (N = 18538; black ...
Source: Journal of the National Medical Association - April 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Natl Med Assoc Source Type: research

Self-reported prevalence and severity of opioid and kratom (Mitragyna speciosa korth.) side effects
ConclusionsOur findings indicate that kratom initiation (approximately 214.29 mg of mitragynine) was associated with significant decreases in the prevalence and severity of opioid adverse effects.Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology)
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - April 21, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Impact of Complications on Resource Utilization During 90-Day Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Bundle for Medicare Beneficiaries
ConclusionsMedicare beneficiaries who have adverse events during their index CABG hospitalization will significantly affect that hospital’s financial risk. The challenge under the voluntary CABG bundled payment program will be to monitor and reduce adverse events and manage the services consumed by Medicare beneficiaries having adverse events delivered at all the venues of care. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 21, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

The importance of respiratory rate monitoring.
This article discusses the importance of respiration rate in terms of patient clinical outcomes, monitoring and documentation. PMID: 31002547 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - April 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Rolfe S Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

A Case of Giant Left Atrium Mimicking Pleural Effusion.
Authors: Santra G, Paul R, Pradhan S, Choudhury PS, Das S Abstract Giant left atrium has become rare in present day owing to decreased incidence, earlier diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic mitral valve disease. Transthoracic ultrasonography (USG) is remarkable for clear visualization of giant left atrium with clots. Had there been no clot, USG picture could be mistaken for aortic aneurysm. In severe left atrial enlargement, chest x-ray may be mistaken for pleural/pulmonary mass or rarely pleural effusion. USG and echocardiography may help in diagnosis in such case. A 52 year old female presented with progressive ...
Source: Oman Medical Journal - April 21, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research

The effect of age and comorbidities on early postoperative complications after radical cystectomy: A contemporary population-based analysis
ConclusionsMost of early postoperative RC complications are related to patients age, but its impact varies according to comorbidity profile. Further studies are needed to validate our findings that may be then considered for individual counselling and informed consent, as well as for health expenditure planning. (Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology)
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - April 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Asthma self-management education in persons with work-related asthma - United States, 2012-2014.
CONCLUSIONS: Although adults with WRA were more likely to have received asthma self-management education, results suggest missed opportunities to provide asthma self-management education. Every healthcare visit should be used as an opportunity to discuss asthma self-management. PMID: 31001992 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Asthma)
Source: Journal of Asthma - April 21, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research

The Association of vitamin D status at birth and respiratory outcomes in preterm infants.
Authors: Park SH PMID: 30999725 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: Korean Journal of Pediatrics - April 21, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Korean J Pediatr Source Type: research

Chronic pesticide mixture exposure including paraquat and respiratory outcomes among Colombian farmers.
This study explored the potential association between chronic exposure to pesticide mixtures including paraquat and respiratory outcomes among Colombian farmers. Sociodemographic and occupational data, respiratory symptoms and spirometric data were collected. Paraquat in spot urine samples were quantified with solid-phase extraction high-performance liquid chromatography. Multiple Poisson regressions with robust variance were used to determine factors associated with respiratory outcomes. Profiles of pesticide mixtures used were identified among 217 farmworkers, but profenofos and methamidophos-based mixtures were more fre...
Source: Industrial Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Ind Health Source Type: research

386 Double Trouble? A Curious Case of Acute Kidney Injury and Respiratory Failure in an Elder Patient
Publication date: May 2019Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 73, Issue 5Author(s): (Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - April 20, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Comparison of different breath-by-breath gas exchange algorithms using a Gas Exchange Simulation System
ConclusionsThe use of "alveolar" algorithms is recommended, particularly so when abrupt changes in the stored oxygen volume occur. (Source: Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology)
Source: Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Eight weeks of static apnea training increases spleen volume but not acute spleen contraction
Publication date: Available online 19 April 2019Source: Respiratory Physiology & NeurobiologyAuthor(s): Janne Bouten, Kevin Caen, Jan Stautemas, Filip Lefevere, Wim Derave, Leen Lootens, Peter Van Eenoo, Jan G. Bourgois, Jan BooneAbstractSplenic contraction is an important response to acute apnea causing the release of red blood cells into blood circulation. Current literature shows higher spleen volumes and greater spleen contractions in trained apnea divers compared to untrained individuals, but the influence of training is presently unknown.Thirteen subjects daily performed five static apneas for 8 weeks. Before, ha...
Source: Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

The bar that gave me my life back.
Authors: Krishnasamy S, Kew EP, Bishay E PMID: 30997252 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Comment to the Editorial by KS Park and EW Kang "Is only fixed positive airway pressure a robust tool for kidney protection in patients with obstructive sleep apnea?"
Comment to the Editorial by KS Park and EW Kang "Is only fixed positive airway pressure a robust tool for kidney protection in patients with obstructive sleep apnea?" J Thorac Dis. 2019 Mar;11(Suppl 3):S480-S482 Authors: Marrone O, Cibella F, Pépin JL, Grote L, Verbraecken J, Saaresranta T, Kvamme JA, Basoglu OK, Lombardi C, McNicholas WT, Hedner J, Bonsignore MR PMID: 30997253 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Can we assess which is better?-transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement in intermediate or lower risk patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Authors: Ando T, Takagi H PMID: 30997900 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Correspondence regarding "Is the prognostic nutritional index (PNI) a useful predictive marker for postoperative complications after lung surgery?" by Dr. X Li and J Chen.
Correspondence regarding "Is the prognostic nutritional index (PNI) a useful predictive marker for postoperative complications after lung surgery?" by Dr. X Li and J Chen. J Thorac Dis. 2019 Mar;11(Suppl 3):S472-S473 Authors: Inoue M, Okada S PMID: 30997903 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Role of skeletal muscle on chest computed tomography for risk stratification of lung cancer patients.
Authors: Troschel AS, Troschel FM, Muniappan A, Gaissert HA, Fintelmann FJ PMID: 30997904 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

On rough road of hypoplastic left heart syndrome after Norwood procedure.
Authors: Marrone C, Galletti L PMID: 30997249 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Advantages associated with the use of a wound retractor compared to a rigid trocar inserted via the camera port during video-assisted thoracic surgery.
Authors: Kamiyoshihara M, Igai H, Yoshikawa R, Ohsawa F, Yazawa T PMID: 30997250 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

A reply to "Aligning airway management strategy with resuscitation priorities for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest" by Burjek et al.
A reply to "Aligning airway management strategy with resuscitation priorities for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest" by Burjek et al. J Thorac Dis. 2019 Mar;11(Suppl 3):S476-S477 Authors: Carlson JN, Daya MR, Wang HE PMID: 30997251 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

cT2N0 esophageal adenocarcinoma: predictors of lymph nodal involvement and clinical significance.
Authors: Singhal S, Roy S PMID: 30997246 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Recent evidence on delamanid use for rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis.
Authors: Pontali E, Centis R, D'Ambrosio L, Toscanini F, Migliori GB PMID: 30997247 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

In vivo experimental models account for higher complexity than in vitro preclinical settings in cancer.
Authors: Blandino G, Lo Sardo F PMID: 30997248 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Is wall shear stress ready to become a prime-time clinical tool?-measurement of post-surgical patterns in patients undergoing aortic valve and thoracic aortic replacement using 4-dimensional flow magnetic resonance imaging.
Authors: Carelli MG, Seco M, Bannon PG, Grieve SM PMID: 30997242 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Sarcopenia is a potential factor for optimized treatment selection for elderly patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer.
Authors: Matsuo Y PMID: 30997243 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Optimal mode of aortic valve replacement in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-which helps patients gain more benefit?
Authors: Lv WY, Li SJ, Chen M PMID: 30997244 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

The role of osimertinib in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutant non-small cell lung cancer.
Authors: Liam CK PMID: 30997245 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

KEYNOTE-024: goodbye to chemotherapy?
Authors: Berardi R PMID: 30997239 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

The time for lipoprotein(a) based intervention has arrived: where will the light shine?
Authors: Nicholls SJ, Nelson AJ PMID: 30997240 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Can hybrid procedure eliminate the gaps of experience in surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation and improve the sinus rhythm maintenance?
Authors: Lin CY, Lin YJ, Chen SA PMID: 30997241 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Treatment of ipsilateral shoulder pain after thoracic surgery-time for comparative studies?
Authors: Blichfeldt-Eckhardt MR, Toft P PMID: 30997235 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

The significance of pulmonary fissure completeness in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
Authors: Lee S, Lee JG PMID: 30997236 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Improving lung cancer diagnosis: the evolving role of patients and care providers.
Authors: Sung MR, Leighl NB PMID: 30997237 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Lung transplantation and beyond: continued challenges in the wake of significant progress.
Authors: Shigemura N PMID: 30997234 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

PD1/PD-L1 inhibitor treatment for late stage non-small cell lung carcinoma, sometimes …does more harm than good!
PD1/PD-L1 inhibitor treatment for late stage non-small cell lung carcinoma, sometimes…does more harm than good! J Thorac Dis. 2019 Mar;11(Suppl 3):S396-S398 Authors: Hofman P PMID: 30997230 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Drug eluting stents versus bare metal stents for the treatment of saphenous vein grafts failure: learnings from the DIVA trial.
Authors: Sayah N, Lefèvre G, Picard F PMID: 30997231 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Predictor of cardiopulmonary complication after pulmonary resection.
Authors: Asakura K PMID: 30997232 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Clinical impact of preoperative immunonutritional status in patients undergoing surgical resection of lung cancer.
Authors: Shoji F PMID: 30997233 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Second-generation drug-eluting stents versus bare-metal stents in saphenous vein grafts: is the choice more complicated than before?
Authors: Pellicano M, Azzano A, Barbato E PMID: 30997227 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

CheckMate-032 Study: promising efficacy with nivolumab-based immunotherapy in pretreated esophagogastric cancer.
Authors: Sun S, Kim JJ, Ko YH PMID: 30997229 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

The del Nido cardioplegia in adult cardiac surgery: reinventing myocardial protection?
Authors: Luo W, Bouhout I, Demers P PMID: 30997223 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Ultimate management of post thoracotomy morbidities: a set of surgical technique and peri-operative precautions.
Authors: Raveglia F, Scarci M, Cioffi U, Baisi A PMID: 30997224 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Immuno-checkpoint inhibitors in metastatic esophago-gastric cancer.
Authors: Schena M, Battaglia AF, Trogu A PMID: 30997225 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Could WNT inhibitors really knock on the treatment door of small cell lung cancer?
Authors: Esteller L, Hernández S, Lopez-Rios F, Remon J PMID: 30997226 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

The importance of asking the right questions: the role of chest ultrasound in thoracic surgery.
Authors: Patella M, Mongelli F, Cafarotti S PMID: 30997221 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

The obesity paradox in lung cancer: is there a missing biological link?
Authors: Mavridis K, Michaelidou K PMID: 30997222 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Lung volume reduction surgery in patients with low diffusion capacity.
Authors: Weaver H, Greening NJ, Rathinam S PMID: 30997185 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Lung-protective ventilation during one-lung ventilation: known knowns, and known unknowns.
Authors: Hu XY, Du B PMID: 30997186 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

The pretreatment circulating albumin-to-fibrinogen ratio in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a simple, economical, and effective biomarker.
Authors: Hamanaka K, Miura K, Koyama T, Matsuoka S, Takeda T, Yamada K, Hyogotani A PMID: 30997187 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - April 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research