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Decortication of empyema
Gen Ohara, Tomohiro Tamura, Hiroaki SatohAnnals of Thoracic Medicine 2016 11(3):230-231 (Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine)
Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine - July 7, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Gen OharaTomohiro TamuraHiroaki Satoh Source Type: research

A Phase 2b Study of ABT‐494, a Selective JAK1 Inhibitor, in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis and an Inadequate Response to Anti–TNF Therapy
Conclusions: In patients with an inadequate response or intolerance to anti‐TNF therapy, ABT‐494 added onto methotrexate showed rapid, dose‐dependent improvements in RA signs and symptoms, with similar safety and tolerability to drugs of this class. No new AEs were identified. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Arthritis and Rheumatism)
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatism - July 7, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Joel M. Kremer, Paul Emery, Heidi S. Camp, Alan Friedman, Li Wang, Ahmed A. Othman, Nasser Khan, Aileen L. Pangan, Steven Jungerwirth, Edward C. Keystone Tags: Full Length Source Type: research

Parental Rheumatoid Arthritis, Child Mortality and Case Fatality A Nationwide Cohort Study
Conclusion. Children of parents with RA had similar mortality as other children, also after diagnoses of respiratory or infectious diseases. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Arthritis Care and Research)
Source: Arthritis Care and Research - July 7, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Ane L. Rom, Chun S. Wu, Jørn Olsen, Damini Jawaheer, Merete L. Hetland, Bent Ottesen, Lina S. Mørch Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Prone position in thoracoscopic esophagectomy improves postoperative oxygenation and reduces pulmonary complications
Conclusion The findings of this study demonstrate that thoracoscopic esophagectomy in the prone position improves postoperative oxygenation and is therefore a potentially superior surgical approach. (Source: Surgical Endoscopy)
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - July 7, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Recessive Mutations in TRMT10C Cause Defects in Mitochondrial RNA Processing and Multiple Respiratory Chain Deficiencies
(The American Journal of Human Genetics 98, 993–1000; May 5, 2016) (Source: The American Journal of Human Genetics)
Source: The American Journal of Human Genetics - July 7, 2016 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Metodi D. Metodiev, Kyle Thompson, Charlotte L. Alston, Andrew A.M. Morris, Langping He, Zarah Assouline, Marlène Rio, Nadia Bahi-Buisson, Angela Pyle, Helen Griffin, Stefan Siira, Aleksandra Filipovska, Arnold Munnich, Patrick F. Chinnery, Robert Mc Tags: Correction Source Type: research

The Mitochondrial Unfoldase-Peptidase Complex ClpXP Controls Bioenergetics Stress and Metastasis
by Jae Ho Seo, Dayana B. Rivadeneira, M. Cecilia Caino, Young Chan Chae, David W. Speicher, Hsin-Yao Tang, Valentina Vaira, Silvano Bosari, Alessandro Palleschi, Paolo Rampini, Andrew V. Kossenkov, Lucia R. Languino, Dario C. Altieri Mitochondria must buffer the risk of proteotoxic stress to preserve bioenergetics, but the role of these mechanisms in disease is poorly understood. Using a proteomics screen, we now show that the mitochondrial unfoldase-peptidase complex ClpXP associates with the oncoprotein survivin and the respiratory chain Complex II subunit succinate dehydrogenase B (SDHB) in mitochondria of tumor cells....
Source: PLoS Biology: Archived Table of Contents - July 7, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Jae Ho Seo Source Type: research

Novel relaxant effects of RPL554 on guinea pig tracheal smooth muscle contractility
Conclusions and implicationsRPL554 produced near maximal relaxation of highly contracted respiratory smooth muscle and provided additional relaxation compared with that produced by other clinically used bronchodilator drugs. This suggests that RPL554 has the potential to produce additional beneficial bronchodilation over and above that of maximal clinical doses of standard bronchodilators in highly constricted airways of patients. (Source: British Journal of Pharmacology)
Source: British Journal of Pharmacology - July 7, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: R Venkatasamy, D Spina Tags: RESEARCH PAPER Source Type: research

Predicting success of high-flow nasal cannula in pneumonia patients with hypoxemic respiratory failure: The utility of the ROX index
Conclusions In patients with ARF and pneumonia, the ROX index can identify patients at low risk for HFNC failure in whom therapy can be continued after 12 hours. (Source: Journal of Critical Care)
Source: Journal of Critical Care - July 7, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

A roadmap for MERS-CoV research and product development: report from a World Health Organization consultation
Nature Medicine 22, 701 (2016). doi:10.1038/nm.4131 Authors: Kayvon Modjarrad, Vasee S Moorthy, Peter Ben Embarek, Maria Van Kerkhove, Jerome Kim & Marie-Paule Kieny As part of the World Health Organization (WHO) R&D Blueprint initiative, leading stakeholders on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) convened to agree on strategic public-health goals and global priority research activities that are needed to combat MERS-CoV. (Source: Nature Medicine)
Source: Nature Medicine - July 7, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Kayvon ModjarradVasee S MoorthyPeter Ben EmbarekMaria Van KerkhoveJerome KimMarie-Paule Kieny Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

A novel role for poly(C) binding proteins in programmed ribosomal frameshifting
Translational control through programmed ribosomal frameshifting (PRF) is exploited widely by viruses and increasingly documented in cellular genes. Frameshifting is induced by mRNA secondary structures that compromise ribosome fidelity during decoding of a heptanucleotide ‘slippery’ sequence. The nsp2 PRF signal of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus is distinctive in directing both –2 and –1 PRF and in its requirement for a trans-acting protein factor, the viral replicase subunit nsp1β. Here we show that the the trans-activation of frameshifting is carried out by a protein com...
Source: Nucleic Acids Research - July 7, 2016 Category: Research Authors: Napthine, S., Treffers, E. E., Bell, S., Goodfellow, I., Fang, Y., Firth, A. E., Snijder, E. J., Brierley, I. Tags: NAR Breakthrough Article Source Type: research

Sealing procedures for preterm prelabour rupture of membranes.
CONCLUSIONS: There is insufficient evidence to evaluate sealing procedures for PPROM. There were no data relating to this review's primary outcome (perinatal mortality) and the majority of our infant and maternal secondary outcomes were not reported in the two included studies.There was limited evidence to suggest that an immunological membrane sealant was associated with a reduction in preterm birth at less than 37 weeks and neonatal death, but these results should be interpreted with caution as this is based on one small study, with a high risk of bias, and the intervention has not been tested in other studies.Although m...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - July 7, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Crowley AE, Grivell RM, Dodd JM Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Acute respiratory distress syndrome after aspiration of lamp oil in a fire-eater: a case report
Conclusions Accidental aspiration of even small amounts of lamp oil can lead to serious life-threatening pulmonary complications. Although fire-eaters are a comparatively small occupational group, the severity of possible complications illustrates that awareness of these consequences should be raised in teenagers and young adults who might be tempted into trying it. This case in a Western country shows that the dangers of fire-eating are not to be underestimated and are not limited to Eastern European countries where the majority of cases have been reported. (Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports)
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - July 7, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Implications of respiratory motion for small animal image-guided radiotherapy.
We report on the implications of respiratory motion with respect to the negative impact of delivered dose distributions and their assessment, ways being developed to effectively manage this motion, so that beam delivery only occurs during the stationary resting phase of the breathing cycle, and comment on the need to effectively integrate these developments into the software used to plan and control beam delivery. Altogether, the implementation of respiratory gated imaging and beam delivery will lead to significant improvements in the precision in dose delivery and constitutes an important development for preclinical radio...
Source: The British Journal of Radiology - July 7, 2016 Category: Radiology Authors: Hill MA, Vojnovic B Tags: Br J Radiol Source Type: research

Does mean heart dose sufficiently reflect coronary artery exposure in left-sided breast cancer radiotherapy?
Conclusion A significant reduction and association of heart and coronary artery (LAD) doses using inspiratory gating was shown. However, in free-breathing plans commonly measured dose constraints do not allow precise estimation of the dose to the coronary arteries. (Source: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie)
Source: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie - July 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Cardiogenic Shock and Respiratory Failure in a Patient With Metastatic Melanoma Receiving Trametinib Therapy.
PMID: 27388234 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Oncologist)
Source: The Oncologist - July 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tseng D, Mason XL, Neilan TG, Sullivan RJ Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research

Esophageal Atresia with Tracheoesophageal Fistula.
PMID: 27387366 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine)
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - July 7, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Alter A, Almeida F, Mehta AC Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

Detection and Quantification of Differentially Culturable Tubercle Bacteria in Sputum from Tuberculosis Patients.
CONCLUSIONS: These observations demonstrate a novel Rpf-independent DCTB population in sputum and reveal that reduced host immunity is associated with lower prevalence of CF-responsive bacteria. Quantification of DCTB in standard TB diagnosis would be beneficial as these organisms provide a putative biomarker to monitor treatment response and risk of disease recurrence. PMID: 27387272 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine)
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - July 7, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Chengalroyen MD, Beukes GM, Gordhan BG, Streicher EM, Churchyard G, Hafner R, Warren R, Otwombe K, Martinson N, Kana BD Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

Metagenomic Analysis of Sputum Microbiome as a Tool Towards Culture-independent Pathogen Detection of Patients with Ventilator-associated Pneumonia.
PMID: 27386965 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine)
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - July 7, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Yan Q, Cui S, Chen C, Li S, Sha S, Wan X, Yang R, Xin Y, Ma Y Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

Tele-monitoring of ventilator-dependent patients: a European Respiratory Society Statement.
Abstract The estimated prevalence of ventilator-dependent individuals in Europe is 6.6 per 100 000 people. The increasing number and costs of these complex patients make present health organisations largely insufficient to face their needs. As a consequence, their burden lays mostly over families. The need to reduce healthcare costs and to increase safety has prompted the development of tele-monitoring for home ventilatory assistance.A European Respiratory Society Task Force produced a literature research based statement on commonly accepted clinical criteria for indications, follow-up, equipment, facilities, leg...
Source: Respiratory Care - July 7, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ambrosino N, Vitacca M, Dreher M, Isetta V, Montserrat JM, Tonia T, Turchetti G, Winck JC, Burgos F, Kampelmacher M, Vagheggini G, ERS Tele-Monitoring of Ventilator-Dependent Patients Task Force Tags: Eur Respir J Source Type: research

Beta-blockers in COPD: time for reappraisal.
Abstract The combined effects on the heart of smoking and hypoxaemia may contribute to an increased cardiovascular burden in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The use of beta-blockers in COPD has been proposed because of their known cardioprotective effects as well as reducing heart rate and improving systolic function. Despite the proven cardiac benefits of beta-blockers post-myocardial infarction and in heart failure they remain underused due to concerns regarding potential bronchoconstriction, even with cardioselective drugs. Initiating treatment with beta-blockers requires dose titration and monitor...
Source: Respiratory Care - July 7, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Lipworth B, Wedzicha J, Devereux G, Vestbo J, Dransfield MT Tags: Eur Respir J Source Type: research

Defining a standard set of patient-centred outcomes for lung cancer.
king Group of ICHOM Abstract In lung cancer, outcome measurement has been mostly limited to survival. Proper assessment of the value of lung cancer treatments, and the performance of institutions delivering care, requires more comprehensive measurement of standardised outcomes.The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement convened an international, multidisciplinary working group of patient representatives, medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, palliative care specialists, registry experts and specialist nurses to review existing data and practices. Using a modified De...
Source: Respiratory Care - July 7, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Mak KS, van Bommel AC, Stowell C, Abrahm JL, Baker M, Baldotto CS, Baldwin DR, Borthwick D, Carbone DP, Chen AB, Fox J, Haswell T, Koczywas M, Kozower BD, Mehran RJ, Schramel FM, Senan S, Stirling RG, van Meerbeeck JP, Wouters MW, Peake MD, Lung Cancer Wo Tags: Eur Respir J Source Type: research

Eosinophilic pneumonia associated with pirfenidone therapy.
PMID: 27390279 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Respiratory Care)
Source: Respiratory Care - July 7, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Gomez DC, Mehrad B Tags: Eur Respir J Source Type: research

Developing a framework for assessing respiratory sensitization: A workshop report.
Abstract Respiratory tract sensitization can have significant acute and chronic health implications. While induction of respiratory sensitization is widely recognized for some chemicals, validated standard methods or frameworks for identifying and characterizing the hazard are not available. A workshop on assessment of respiratory sensitization was held to discuss the current state of science for identification and characterization of respiratory sensitizer hazard, identify information facilitating development of validated standard methods and frameworks, and consider the regulatory and practical risk management ne...
Source: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology : RTP - July 7, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: North CM, Ezendam J, Hotchkiss JA, Maier C, Aoyama K, Enoch S, Goetz A, Graham C, Kimber I, Karjalainen A, Pauluhn J, Roggen EL, Selgrade M, Tarlo SM, Chen CL Tags: Regul Toxicol Pharmacol Source Type: research

Effects of ceftaroline on the innate immune and on the inflammatory responses of bronchial epithelial cells exposed to cigarette smoke.
In conclusion, ceftaroline is able to counteract the effects of CSE on the innate immunity and pro-inflammatory responses modulating TLR2, LPS binding, NFkB activation and activity, HBD2 and IL-8 expression in bronchial epithelial cells. PMID: 27397760 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Toxicology Letters)
Source: Toxicology Letters - July 7, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Pace E, Ferraro M, Di Vincenzo S, Siena L, Gjomarkaj M Tags: Toxicol Lett Source Type: research

Nationwide trends and predictors of inpatient mortality in 83884 transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt.
CONCLUSION: The overall mortality of the TIPS procedure is steadily decreasing, though the length of stay has remained relatively constant. Specific patient ethnicity, location, transfer status, primary diagnosis and comorbidities correlate with increased odds of TIPS in-hospital death. PMID: 27433091 [PubMed - in process] (Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG)
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - July 7, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Lee EW, Kuei A, Saab S, Busuttil RW, Durazo F, Han SH, El-Kabany MM, McWilliams JP, Kee ST Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research

Pregnancy and associated events in women receiving enzyme replacement therapy for late ‐onset glycogen storage disease type II (Pompe disease)
ConclusionIndividualized care plans are required to ensure the best neonatal and maternal outcomes. Consideration should be given to the potential benefits to mother and fetus of continuing ERT during pregnancy. (Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research)
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research - July 7, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Philippa J. Rohman, Elaine Scott, Linda Richfield, Uma Ramaswami, Derralynn A. Hughes Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

En Bloc Resection of Primary Malignant Bone Tumor in the Cervical Spine Based on 3 ‐Dimensional Printing Technology
ConclusionThough technically challenging, it is feasible and safe to perform en bloc resection of cervical primary bone tumors. This is the most effective means of managing cervical spine tumors. Preoperative 3‐D printing modelling enables better anatomical understanding of the relationship between the tumor and cervical spine and can assist in planning the surgical procedure. (Source: Orthopaedic Surgery)
Source: Orthopaedic Surgery - July 7, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jian ‐ru Xiao, Wen‐ding Huang, Xing‐hai Yang, Wang‐jun Yan, Dian‐wen Song, Hai‐feng Wei, Tie‐long Liu, Zhi‐peng Wu, Cheng Yang Tags: CLINICAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

A Phase 2b Study of ABT ‐494, a Selective JAK1 Inhibitor, in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis and an Inadequate Response to Anti–TNF Therapy
Conclusions: In patients with an inadequate response or intolerance to anti‐TNF therapy, ABT‐494 added onto methotrexate showed rapid, dose‐dependent improvements in RA signs and symptoms, with similar safety and tolerability to drugs of this class. No new AEs were identified. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Arthritis and Rheumatism)
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatism - July 7, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Joel M. Kremer, Paul Emery, Heidi S. Camp, Alan Friedman, Li Wang, Ahmed A. Othman, Nasser Khan, Aileen L. Pangan, Steven Jungerwirth, Edward C. Keystone Tags: Full Length Source Type: research

Impact on the Quality of Life When Living Close to a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The objective of the study was to investigate the impact on the quality of life of people living close to a municipal wastewater treatment plant. A case control study, including 235 inhabitants living within a 500 m radius by a municipal wastewater treatment plant (cases) and 97 inhabitants living in a different area (controls), was conducted. A standardized questionnaire was self-completed by the participants which examined the general health perception and the overall life satisfaction. Also, the concentration of airborne pathogenic microorganisms in aerosol samples collected around the wastewater treatment plant was i...
Source: Journal of Environmental and Public Health - July 6, 2016 Category: Environmental Health Tags: J Environ Public Health Source Type: research

Metal working fluid exposure and diseases in Switzerland.
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first investigation describing exposure to and diseases due to MWF in Switzerland over a timeframe of 10 years. In general, working conditions in the companies of this investigation were acceptable. Most measured MWF concentrations were below both the Swiss and most international occupational exposure limits of 2014. The percentage of workers declared unfit for work was 17% compared to the average of other occupational diseases (12%). PMID: 27373710 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health)
Source: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health - July 6, 2016 Category: Environmental Health Tags: Int J Occup Environ Health Source Type: research

Asfotase alfa: enzyme replacement for the treatment of bone disease in hypophosphatasia.
Authors: Hofmann C, Seefried L, Jakob F Abstract Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare disease caused by loss-of-function mutations in the tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase (TNAP, TNSALP) gene. HPP causes a multisystemic syndrome with a predominant bone phenotype. The clinical spectrum ranges from high lethality in early onset (<6 months) HPP to mild late-onset syndromes. HPP management so far has been only supportive. Subcutaneous asfotase alfa, a first-in-class bone-targeted human TNAP enzyme replacement therapy, is the first compound to be approved for long-term treatment of bone manifestations in pediatric-...
Source: Drugs of Today - July 6, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drugs Today (Barc) Source Type: research

Vocal Cord Paralysis and Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure in a Patient with Familial Amyloidotic Polyneuropathy.
Authors: Pıhtılı A, Bingol Z, Durmuş H, Parman Y, Kıyan E Abstract We herein report a patient case with familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP) who presented with vocal cord paralysis (VCP). A 60-year-old man with FAP (Gly89Gln) presented with hoarseness and snoring for the previous two years. A chest X-ray demonstrated cardiomegaly and bilateral diaphragmatic elevation. The findings of a restrictive pattern on spirometry and daytime hypercapnia were consistent with respiratory muscle weakness related to neuropathy [forced expiratory volume (FEV1): 38%, forced vital capacity (FVC): 39%, FEV1/FVC: 77, partial...
Source: Internal Medicine - July 6, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research

Pioglitazone-induced Pulmonary Injury in a Very Elderly Patient.
Authors: Katayama K, Kumagai R, Isono M, Fujihara K, Yagyu H, Ohara G, Kagohashi K, Satoh H Abstract An 85-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus was admitted to our hospital due to progressive dyspnea. Two months previously, pioglitazone had been newly prescribed for diabetes management. Bilateral ground-glass opacities and progressive respiratory deterioration suggested respiratory failure due to a drug-induced lung injury. With discontinuation of pioglitazone and the administration of a corticosteroid, an improvement in her respiratory condition was achieved, although sequelae remained in some areas of the lungs....
Source: Internal Medicine - July 6, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research

Non-occlusive Mesenteric Ischemia with Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Lactic Acidosis Following the Administration of a Sodium Glucose Co-transporter 2 Inhibitor.
Authors: Gocho N, Aoki E, Okada C, Omura K, Hirashima T, Suzuki N, Tanaka H, Omori Y Abstract We herein describe a patient with non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) potentially associated with the administration of a sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor. A 60-year-old man with type 1 diabetes was transferred to our hospital due to vomiting and respiratory distress. He was treated with insulin, metformin and a SGLT2 inhibitor, which had recently been added. He was diagnosed with intestinal ischemia complicated by diabetic ketoacidosis and lactic acidosis. Urgent exploratory surgery was performed, an...
Source: Internal Medicine - July 6, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research

Contents Vol. 91, 2016
Respiration 2016;91:I-VI (Source: Respiration)
Source: Respiration - July 6, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Treatment of muscle weakness in neuromuscular disorders.
Authors: Finsterer J, Zarrouk-Mahjoub S Abstract INTRODUCTION: Weakness is one of the predominant clinical manifestations of neuromuscular disorders (NMDs), which strongly influences daily life, prognosis, and outcome of affected patients. One of the major therapeutic goals in NMD-patients is to completely resolve muscle weakness. Various treatment options are available and include physical therapy, electrotherapy, diet, drugs, avoidance or withdrawal of muscle-toxic and weakness-inducing agents, detoxification, stem-cell-therapy, plasma-exchange, respiratory therapy, or surgery. Most accessible to treatment is wea...
Source: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics - July 6, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Expert Rev Neurother Source Type: research

Evaluation of the effects of olodaterol on exercise endurance in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: results from two 6-week crossover studies
Two replicate, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 6-week crossover studies assessed the effect of the once-daily long-acting β2-agonist olodaterol 5 μg and 10 μg on constant work-rate cycle endurance in patients w... (Source: Respiratory Research)
Source: Respiratory Research - July 6, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: François Maltais, Anne-Marie Kirsten, Alan Hamilton, Dorothy De Sousa, Florian Voß and Marc Decramer Source Type: research

Qingkailing Injection for Uncomplicated Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Conclusions In summary, there is some encouraging evidence for the use of QKL for uncomplicated URTIs. However, we still cannot draw definitive conclusions due to the poor methodological quality of included studies. More high-quality RCTs would help to confirm the evidence. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 6, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Astrovirus VA1 identified by next-generation sequencing in a nasopharyngeal specimen of a febrile Tanzanian child with acute respiratory disease of unknown etiology
;Acremont & Laurent Kaiser (Source: Emerging Microbes and Infections)
Source: Emerging Microbes and Infections - July 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Samuel CordeyFrancisco BritoDiem-Lan VuLara TurinMary KilowokoEsther KyunguBlaise GentonEvgeny M ZdobnovValérie D’AcremontLaurent Kaiser Source Type: research

Prototheca species and Pithomyces chartarum as Causative Agents of Rhinitis and/or Sinusitis in Horses
Publication date: Available online 6 July 2016 Source:Journal of Comparative Pathology Author(s): S. Schöniger, N. Roschanski, U. Rösler, A. Vidovic, M. Nowak, O. Dietz, M.M. Wittenbrink, H.-A. Schoon Pyogranulomatous rhinitis associated with an algal infection was diagnosed in a 25-year-old gelding and a 23-year-old mare had necrotizing sinusitis with intralesional algae and pigmented fungi. Algae were identified immunohistochemically in both cases as Prototheca spp. In the gelding, further characterization by polymerase chain reaction and sequencing revealed that the organism was Prototheca zopfii genotype 2....
Source: Journal of Comparative Pathology - July 6, 2016 Category: Pathology Source Type: research

Dual anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-related pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis in a patient with Sjögren’s syndrome
Abstract Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects exocrine glands. Renal involvement of Sjögren’s syndrome may lead to tubulointerstitial disease, whereas secondary glomerulopathies such as anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-related pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis are rarely observed. In addition, crescent glomerulonephritis that is simultaneously positive for both myeloperoxidase (MPO)-ANCA and proteinase 3 (PR3)-ANCA has never been reported in Sjögren’s syndrome. Here, we report a case of pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis exhibiting positivity for b...
Source: Rheumatology International - July 6, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research

Subjective social status in association with various health and socioeconomic indicators in Tehran
Conclusion SSS showed a significant association with most of the health outcomes, independent of other SES indicators; therefore, it can be used in health research, though it is not an exact alternative for other objective SES indicators. (Source: Journal of Public Health)
Source: Journal of Public Health - July 6, 2016 Category: Health Management Source Type: research