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The effect and burden modification of heating on adult asthma hospitalizations in Shijiazhuang: a time-series analysis

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 02:00
Previous studies have found associations between asthma morbidity and air pollution especially in young population, (PLoS One 12:e0180522, 2017; Can J Public Health 103:4-8, 2012; Environ Health Perspect 118:4...

Transection of the cervical sympathetic trunk inhibits the progression of pulmonary arterial hypertension via ERK-1/2 Signalling

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 02:00
Abnormal sympathetic hyperactivity has been shown to lead to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) deterioration. The purpose of this study was to examine whether the transection of the cervical sympathetic tr...

Role of PM2.5 in the development and progression of COPD and its mechanisms

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 02:00
A multitude of epidemiological studies have shown that ambient fine particulate matter 2.5 (diameter < 2.5um; PM2.5) was associated with increased morbidity and mortality of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ...

Pirfenidone attenuates lung fibrotic fibroblast responses to transforming growth factor-β1

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 02:00
Pirfenidone, an antifibrotic agent used for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), functions by inhibiting myofibroblast differentiation, which is involved in transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1...

Piezo1 induced apoptosis of type II pneumocytes during ARDS

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 02:00
The mechanisms of lung injury in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are not well understood.Piezo1 was recently identified as a mechanotransduction protein. The present study found the expression of Pi...

Lung Cancer development and mortality in interstitial lung disease with and without connective tissue diseases: a five-year Nationwide population-based study

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 02:00
Connective tissue disease associated with interstitial lung disease (CTD-ILD) and interstitial lung disease (ILD) alone have same pathological and imaging backgrounds. However, the differences between lung can...

Single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography imaging of RAGE in smoking-induced lung injury

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 02:00
Expression of the Receptor for Advanced Glycation Endproducts (RAGE) initiates pro-inflammatory pathways resulting in lung destruction. We hypothesized that RAGE directed imaging demonstrates increased lung up...

The Children’s Respiratory and Environmental Workgroup (CREW) birth cohort consortium: design, methods, and study population

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 02:00
Single birth cohort studies have been the basis for many discoveries about early life risk factors for childhood asthma but are limited in scope by sample size and characteristics of the local environment and ...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease upper airway microbiota alpha diversity is associated with exacerbation phenotype: a case-control observational study

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 02:00
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) frequent exacerbators (FE) suffer increased morbidity and mortality compared to infrequent exacerbators (IE). The association between the oral and sputum microbiota...

Airway host-microbiome interactions in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 02:00
Little is known about the interactions between the lung microbiome and host response in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Heterogeneity of cough hypersensitivity mediated by TRPV1 and TRPA1 in patients with chronic refractory cough

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 02:00
The differential sensitivity of cough to antitussive therapies implies the existence of heterogeneity in cough hypersensitivity, but how such heterogeneity is expressed across individual patients is poorly und...

Tyrosine kinase inhibitors relax pulmonary arteries in human and murine precision-cut lung slices

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 02:00
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) inhibit the platelet derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) and gain increasing significance in the therapy of proliferative diseases, e.g. pulmonary arterial hypertension (PA...

Bradykinin sensitizes the cough reflex via a B2 receptor dependent activation of TRPV1 and TRPA1 channels through metabolites of cyclooxygenase and 12-lipoxygenase

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 02:00
Inhaled bradykinin (BK) has been reported to both sensitize and induce cough but whether BK can centrally sensitize the cough reflex is not fully established. In this study, using a conscious guinea-pig model ...

A prospective multicentre study testing the diagnostic accuracy of an automated cough sound centred analytic system for the identification of common respiratory disorders in children

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 02:00
The differential diagnosis of paediatric respiratory conditions is difficult and suboptimal. Existing diagnostic algorithms are associated with significant error rates, resulting in misdiagnoses, inappropriate...

Detection of HPV RNA molecules in stratified mucin-producing intraepithelial lesion (SMILE) with concurrent cervical intraepithelial lesion: a case report

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 02:00
Stratified mucin-producing intraepithelial lesion (SMILE) is a rare precursor lesion in the uterine cervix that is considered a variant of adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS). Although human papillomavirus (HPV) is t...

Porcine parvovirus VP1/VP2 on a time series epitope mapping: exploring the effects of high hydrostatic pressure on the immune recognition of antigens

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 02:00
Porcine parvovirus (PPV) is a DNA virus that causes reproductive failure in gilts and sows, resulting in embryonic and fetal losses worldwide. Epitope mapping of PPV is important for developing new vaccines. I...

High sustained virologic response rates of sofosbuvir-based regimens in Chinese patients with HCV genotype 3a infection in a real-world setting

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 02:00
Patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 3 infection remain a difficult-to-cure population. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir-based regimen in genotype 3 patients in a real-world...

Social norms, misperceptions, and mosquito net use: a population-based, cross-sectional study in rural Uganda

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 02:00
Mosquito net use is an essential part of malaria prevention. Although previous research has shown that many people sleep under a mosquito net in endemic areas, it is unknown whether people underestimate how co...

LLIN Evaluation in Uganda Project (LLINEUP) – Impact of long-lasting insecticidal nets with, and without, piperonyl butoxide on malaria indicators in Uganda: study protocol for a cluster-randomised trial

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 02:00
Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are a key malaria control intervention, but their effectiveness is threatened by resistance to pyrethroid insecticides. Some new LLINs combine pyrethroids with piperonyl ...

Evaluating the safety and feasibility of a new surgical treatment for forearm fractures in older children: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 02:00
Both-bone forearm fractures are a common fracture, accounting for 3.4% of all paediatric fractures. For now, elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) and open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) are the...

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