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ATP-binding Cassette Transporter A3 (ABCA3) Mutation in a Late Preterm with Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Surfactant protein abnormalities are rare causes of respiratory distress syndrome. CASE CHARACTERISTICS: A late preterm (36 wks) who presented with respiratory distress syndrome. OBSERVATION: He was found to be a homozygous for a G to T transversion at the first base in intron 24, of ABCA3 gene which is necessary for lamellar body formation and surfactant production. OUTCOME: He died of severe respiratory failure even after multiple doses of surfactants and ventilation. MESSAGE: Surfactant deficiency with ABCA3 gene mutation needs to be suspected in late preterms who present wit...
Source: Indian Pediatrics - July 8, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Panigrahy N, Poddutoor PK, Chirla DK Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research

Network pharmacology study on the mechanism of traditional Chinese medicine for upper respiratory tract infection
Mol. BioSyst., 2014, Advance ArticleDOI: 10.1039/C4MB00164H, PaperXinzhuang Zhang, Jiangyong Gu, Liang Cao, Na Li, Yiming Ma, Zhenzhen Su, Gang Ding, Lirong Chen, Xiaojie Xu, Wei XiaoThe mechanism of RDN on URTIs is to inhibit virus-host interaction and to regulate signaling pathways by a combination of multi-target ingredients.To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above.The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Mol. BioSyst. latest articles)
Source: RSC - Mol. BioSyst. latest articles - July 7, 2014 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Xinzhuang Zhang Source Type: research

TRAP1 revisited: Novel localizations and functions of a 'next-generation' biomarker (Review).
Abstract In the last decade, the identification and characterization of novel molecular mechanisms and pathways involving the heat shock protein TRAP1/HSP75 in cancers and other diseases enhanced the scientific interest. Recent reports have shown that TRAP1 stays at the crossroad of multiple crucial processes in the onset of neoplastic transformation. In fact, TRAP1: i) contributes to the tumor's switch to aerobic glycolysis through the inhibition of succinate dehydrogenase, the complex II of the mitochondrial respiratory chain; ii) is part of a pro-survival signaling pathway aimed at evading the toxic effects of ...
Source: International Journal of Oncology - July 7, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Amoroso MR, Matassa DS, Sisinni L, Lettini G, Landriscina M, Esposito F Tags: Int J Oncol Source Type: research

Network biomarkers, interaction networks and dynamical network biomarkers in respiratory diseases.
Abstract Identification and validation of interaction networks and network biomarkers have become more critical and important in the development of disease-specific biomarkers, which are functionally changed during disease development, progression or treatment. The present review headlined the definition, significance, research and potential application for network biomarkers, interaction networks and dynamical network biomarkers (DNB). Disease-specific interaction networks, network biomarkers, or DNB have great significance in the understanding of molecular pathogenesis, risk assessment, disease classification and...
Source: Clinical Lung Cancer - July 7, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Wu X, Chen L, Wang X Tags: Clin Transl Med Source Type: research

Recurrent wheezing 36 months after bronchiolitis is associated with rhinovirus infections and blood eosinophilia
ConclusionRecurrent wheezing 36 months after infant bronchiolitis was associated with rhinoviruses and blood eosinophilia. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - July 7, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Fabio Midulla, Ambra Nicolai, Marianna Ferrara, Federico Gentile, Alessandra Pierangeli, Enea Bonci, Carolina Scagnolari, Corrado Moretti, Guido Antonelli, Paola Papoff Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

House dust‐mite allergen exposure is associated with serum specific IgE but not with respiratory outcomes
In conclusion, there was no evidence that respiratory symptoms in adults were associated with exposure to house dust‐mite allergen in the mattress, but an association of house mite with strong sensitization was observed. (Source: Indoor Air)
Source: Indoor Air - July 7, 2014 Category: Occupational Health Authors: I. Bakolis, J. Heinrich, J. P. Zock, D. Norbäck, C. Svanes, C. M. Chen, S. Accordini, G. Verlato, M. Olivieri, D. Jarvis Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Comparison of not for resuscitation (NFR) forms across five Victorian health services
ConclusionsNFR forms should be reviewed and standardised so as to be clear, uniform and consistent with the legislative framework. We propose a two‐stage process of documentation. Stage 1 facilitates discussion of patient‐specific goals of care and consideration of limitations of treatment. Stage 2 serves to communicate a NFR order. Decisions to withhold resuscitation are inherently complex but could be aided by separating the decision‐making process from the communication of the decision, resulting in improved end‐of‐life care. (Source: Internal Medicine Journal)
Source: Internal Medicine Journal - July 7, 2014 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: M. Levinson, A. Mills, A. M. Hutchinson, G. Heriot, G. Stephenson, A. Gellie Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Factors influencing lengths of stay in the intensive care unit for surviving trauma patients: a retrospective analysis of 30,157 cases
IntroductionThere are many potential influencing factors that affect the duration of intensive care treatment for patients who have survived multiple trauma. Yet the respective factors' relevance to ICU length of stay (LOS) has been rarely studied. Thus, the aim of the present study was to investigate to what extent specific factors influence ICU LOS in surviving trauma patients. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed a dataset of 30,157 surviving trauma patients from the TraumaRegister DGU(R) who were older than six years of age and received subsequent intensive care treatment for more than one day, from 2002 to 2011. Univa...
Source: Critical Care - July 7, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Andreas BöhmerKatja JustRolf LeferingThomas PaffrathBertil BouillonRobin JoppichFrank WapplerMark Gerbershagen Source Type: research

Testosterone and mortality
Summary Epidemiological studies have found that men with low or low normal endogenous testosterone are at an increased risk of mortality than those with higher levels. Cardiovascular disease accounts for the greater proportion of deaths in those with low testosterone. Cancer and respiratory deaths in some of the studies are also significantly more prevalent. Disease‐specific studies have identified that there are higher mortality rates in men with cardiovascular, respiratory and renal diseases, type 2 diabetes and cancer with low testosterone. Obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and infla...
Source: Clinical Endocrinology - July 7, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Vakkat Muraleedharan, T. Hugh Jones Tags: Requested Review Source Type: research

Respiratory pump contributes to increased physiological reserve for compensation during simulated hemorrhage
Conclusions: Optimizing the respiratory pump contributed a small but significant effect of increasing tolerance to progressive reductions in central blood volume by extending the compensatory reserve. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Experimental Physiology)
Source: Experimental Physiology - July 7, 2014 Category: Physiology Authors: Paula Y. S. Poh, Robert Carter, Carmen Hinojosa‐Laborde, Jane Mulligan, Gregory Z. Grudic, Victor A. Convertino Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Viral etiology and seasonality of influenza-like illness in Gabon, March 2010 to June 2011
Conclusions: Like most studies in the world, the virus PIVs, EV, RSV, Influenza virus, HRV were predominant among children under five years old in Gabon. An exception is made for adenoviruses which have a high prevalence in our study. However adenoviruses can be detected in asymptomatic persons. These finding gave a better knowledge of the circulation and the seasonality of the viruses involved in ILI in Gabon. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - July 7, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sonia Lekana-DoukiDieudonné NkogheChristian DrostenEdgar NgoungouJan DrexlerEric Leroy Source Type: research

Association between infant swimming and rhinovirus induced wheezing
ConclusionThere may be a link between infant swimming and rhinovirus induced wheezing illnesses in atopic infants.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - July 7, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Linnea Schuez‐Havupalo, Sinikka Karppinen, Laura Toivonen, Anne Kaljonen, Tuomas Jartti, Matti Waris, Ville Peltola Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Respiratory syncytial virus hospitalisation and subsequent risk of asthma
(Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health)
Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health - July 7, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Heads Up Source Type: research

Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage and severe hypoxemia from Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection syndrome
We report a case of a 36‐year‐old Ethiopian female who presented with abdominal pain and hypotension. Shortly thereafter, she developed acute respiratory failure and progressed to acute respiratory distress syndrome and septic shock. She was found to have diffuse alveolar hemorrhage due to disseminated strongyloidiasis. We discuss the clinical condition of Strongyloides hyperinfection syndrome presenting with severe hypoxemia and complicated by severe diffuse alveolar hemorrhage leading to death. Similar cases in the literature are also describe. (Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal)
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Yaser Abu El‐Sameed, Nigel Beejay, Rehab Al Maashari Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

The interaction between C5a and sphingosine-1-phosphate in neutrophils for antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody mediated activation
Conclusions: S1P triggered by C5a-primed neutrophils could further activate neutrophils. Blocking S1P could attenuate C5a-induced activation of neutrophils by ANCA. The interaction between S1P and C5a plays an important role in neutrophils for ANCA-mediated activation. (Source: Arthritis Research and Therapy)
Source: Arthritis Research and Therapy - July 7, 2014 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Jian HaoYi-Min HuangMing-Hui ZhaoMin Chen Source Type: research

In this issue of Occupational Medicine
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Williams, N. Tags: In This Issue Source Type: research

The Lewis-Prusik test. Time to say goodbye to an old friend?
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Cooke, R. Tags: Vibration Editorial Source Type: research

Occupational cancer: key challenges and opportunities for change
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Rushton, L. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

All tied up
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Hobson, J. Tags: Filler Source Type: research

Kazimir Malevich, The Knife Grinder (The Glittering Edge) 1912-13
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: McKiernan, M. Tags: Art and occupation Source Type: research

Engineered nanoparticles at the workplace: current knowledge about workers' risk
Conclusions A precautionary approach is recommended for workplace exposure to ENPs, until health-based OELs are developed and released by official regulatory agencies. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Pietroiusti, A., Magrini, A. Tags: Dusts and particles In-depth review Source Type: research

Health and safety implications of recruitment payments in migrant construction workers
Conclusions The mechanisms linking labour recruiter payments to adverse safety and health outcomes warrant investigation with a view to developing interventions to erode these links. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Hassan, H. A., Houdmont, J. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research

Biopsychosocial incapacity assessments: a survey of occupational physicians' opinions
Conclusions While consensus in this group was generally high, it is unclear whether these results would be replicated in other OP groups. Although the speciality in the UK is looking to speak with one voice, it is unclear whether there is a current consensus within it on forming opinions on cases in which complex biopsychosocial factors apply. Additionally, speciality training does not yet address biopsychosocial concepts. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Vivian, C. T. B. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research

The burden of influenza-like illness in the US workforce
Conclusions Our results indicate that the disease burden associated with ILIs in the working population is not trivial and deserves attention from policymakers and health care professionals to design effective strategies to reduce this burden. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tsai, Y., Zhou, F., Kim, I. K. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research

Healthcare workers' attitude towards influenza vaccination after the 2009 pandemic
Conclusions Future influenza vaccination campaigns should consider using different approaches depending on the gender and occupational mix of the target population, rather than adopting a ‘one-size’ fits all approach. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Lewthwaite, P., Campion, K., Blackburn, B., Kemp, E., Major, D., Sarangi, K. Tags: Healthcare workers Original Paper Source Type: research

Occupational Medicine Calendar
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Calendar Source Type: research

On-call work and physicians' well-being: testing the potential mediators
Conclusions According to our results, one way to attenuate on-call work’s negative ramifications is to make it easier for on-call physicians to connect work and family lives and develop work arrangements to promote better sleep and protected sleep time. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Heponiemi, T., Puttonen, S., Elovainio, M. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research

Cobalt asthma in metalworkers from an automotive engine valve manufacturer
Conclusions We have described a series of 14 workers with cobalt asthma from the automotive manufacturing industry, with objective evidence for sensitization. Health care workers should remain vigilant for cobalt asthma in the automotive manufacturing industry. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Walters, G. I., Robertson, A. S., Moore, V. C., Burge, P. S. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research

Neurological memories
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Seaton, A. Tags: Filler Source Type: research

The HSE Management Standards Indicator Tool: concurrent and construct validity
Conclusions Our findings consolidated the HSE-MS IT validity and showed the specific sensitivity of its scales to assess different aspects of work-related distress, including self-perception of stress at work. These results can have practical implications for the occupational well-being of employees. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Marcatto, F., Colautti, L., Larese Filon, F., Luis, O., Ferrante, D. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research

Psycho-behavioural risks of low back pain in railway workers
Conclusions The high prevalence of LBP and its significant associations with physical and psychological stress factors in railway workers points to an urgent need for preventive measures, particularly among workers in high-risk occupations. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ganasegeran, K., Perianayagam, W., Nagaraj, P., Al-Dubai, S. A. R. Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research

The interactions between pain, pain-related fear of movement and productivity
Conclusions Despite the fact that musculoskeletal pain increases the risk of reduced work ability significantly, musculoskeletal pain and pain-related fear of movement were associated with low productivity only among employees with good work ability. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sell, L., Lund, H. L., Holtermann, A., Sogaard, K. Tags: The older worker, Chronic disease Original Paper Source Type: research

Voice disorders in Nigerian primary school teachers
Conclusions Nigerian primary school teachers were at risk for dysphonia. Important environment and personal factors were upper respiratory infection, the need to frequently raise the voice when teaching and regular intake of caffeinated drinks. Dysphonia was not associated with age or years of teaching. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Akinbode, R., Lam, K. B. H., Ayres, J. G., Sadhra, S. Tags: Civil service, central government and education establishments Original Paper Source Type: research

Fifty years ago: 'The medical officer of health and the small workplace'
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Filler Source Type: research

Systemic lupus erythematosus complicating simple silicosis
We report a case of SLE, a disease which usually affects young females, arising in a male former stonemason with simple silicosis. Epidemiological and clinical literature on the association of silica exposure and development of SLE are briefly reviewed. This case report and literature review highlight the link between occupational silica exposure and autoimmune disease including SLE, establishes that even simple silicosis appears linked to development of autoimmunity and emphasizes the importance of an occupational history, especially in male patients who develop SLE. (Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Lucas, C. D., Amft, N., Reid, P. T. Tags: Respiratory Disorders, Dusts and particles Case Report Source Type: research

The gender-neutral timed obstacle course: a valid test of police fitness?
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Blacker, S., Wilkinson, D., Rayson, M., Richmond, V. Tags: Police service Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Mental health issues and university student dropouts
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kawada, T. Tags: Military - Mental Health Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Stern, A. F. Tags: Questionnaire Review Source Type: research

STEPS to Safety Culture Excellence
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Scott, A. Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Epidemiology and Disease Prevention: A Global Approach
(Source: Occupational Medicine)
Source: Occupational Medicine - July 7, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Gration, J. Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Rhodoligotrophos jinshengii sp. nov., a bacterium isolated from activated sludge.
Abstract A Gram-negative, non-spore-forming, non-motile, oval-shaped, aerobic bacterial strain , designated BUT-3T, was isolated from activated sludge of one herbicides-manufacturing wastewater treatment facility in Kunshan city, Jiangsu province, China. Strain BUT-3T grew between 15 and 40 °C, with optimum growth at 30 °C. The pH range for growth was between 5.0 and 10.0 (optimum of approximately pH 7.0). The range of NaCl concentration allowing growth of strain BUT-3T was between 0 and 7.0 %, with an optimum of 1.5-3.0 %. A phylogenetic tree based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that strain BUT-3T clo...
Source: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology - July 7, 2014 Category: Microbiology Authors: Deng SK, Chen GQ, Chen Q, Cai S, Yao L, He J, Li SP Tags: Int J Syst Evol Microbiol Source Type: research

Effect of physical training on ventilatory patterns during exercise in patients with heart disease.
CONCLUSION: Exercise training improved the rapidness and depth of breathing during exercise. Therefore, improvement of abnormal ventilatory patterns is correlated with exercise tolerance. PMID: 25012061 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Cardiology - July 7, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Taguchi T, Adachi H, Hoshizaki H, Oshima S, Kurabayashi M Tags: J Cardiol Source Type: research

Impact of clinical decision support on receipt of antibiotic prescriptions for acute bronchitis and upper respiratory tract infection.
CONCLUSIONS: The overall effect of decision support suggests an important role for technology in reducing non-indicated prescriptions. Decision support alone may not be sufficient to eliminate non-indicated prescriptions given secular trends. PMID: 25002458 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association)
Source: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association - July 7, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: McCullough JM, Zimmerman FJ, Rodriguez HP Tags: J Am Med Inform Assoc Source Type: research

Portopulmonary hypertension and hepatopulmonary syndrome.
Abstract Portopulmonary hypertension (POPH) and hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) are two frequent complications of liver disease, with prevalence among liver transplant candidates of 6% and 10%, respectively. Both conditions result from a lack of hepatic clearance of vasoactive substances produced in the splanchnic territory. Subsequently, these substances cause mainly pulmonary vascular remodeling and some degree of vasoconstriction in POPH with resulting elevated pulmonary pressure and right ventricular dysfunction. In HPS the vasoactive mediators cause intrapulmonary shunts with hypoxemia. Medical treatment is dis...
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - July 7, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Aldenkortt F, Aldenkortt M, Caviezel L, Waeber JL, Weber A, Schiffer E Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research

Successful In Utero Intervention for Bilateral Renal Agenesis.
CONCLUSION:: Serial amnioinfusion appears to have mitigated the severe pulmonary compromise that has, in the past, led to the death of newborns with bilateral renal agenesis. PMID: 25004316 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - July 7, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Bienstock JL, Birsner ML, Coleman F, Hueppchen NA Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Babesiosis in Pregnancy.
CONCLUSION:: Diagnosis of babesiosis in pregnancy requires a high index of suspicion to ensure early treatment and optimal pregnancy outcomes. PMID: 25004307 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - July 7, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Luckett R, Rodriguez W, Katz D Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Depression Drug Treatment Outcomes in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION:: Evidence about the comparative benefits and harms of pharmacologic treatment of depression in pregnant and postpartum women was largely inadequate to allow informed decisions about treatment. Considering the prevalence of depression, filling this gap is essential. PMID: 25004304 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - July 7, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: McDonagh MS, Matthews A, Phillipi C, Romm J, Peterson K, Thakurta S, Guise JM Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research