Small polyhedral outpouchings along the walls of the alveolar sacs, alveolar ducts and terminal bronchioles through the walls of which gas exchange between alveolar air and pulmonary capillary blood takes place.
Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
Databases devoted to knowledge about specific genes and gene products.
Structured vocabularies describing concepts from the fields of biology and relationships between concepts.
A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.
Software application for retrieving, presenting and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.
The field of medicine concerned with physical fitness and the diagnosis and treatment of injuries sustained in exercise and sports activities.
Drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients cannot be easily aroused but respond purposely following repeated painful stimulation. The ability to independently maintain ventilatory function may be impaired. (From: American Society of Anesthesiologists Practice Guidelines)
The field which deals with illustrative clarification of biomedical concepts, as in the use of diagrams and drawings. The illustration may be produced by hand, photography, computer, or other electronic or mechanical methods.
A surgical specialty which utilizes medical, surgical, and physical methods to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the skeletal system, its articulations, and associated structures.
The organic and psychogenic disturbances observed after closed head injuries (HEAD INJURIES, CLOSED). Post-concussion syndrome includes subjective physical complaints (i.e. headache, dizziness), cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes. These disturbances can be chronic, permanent, or late emerging.
A syndrome of persistent PULMONARY HYPERTENSION in the newborn infant (INFANT, NEWBORN) without demonstrable HEART DISEASES. This neonatal condition can be caused by severe pulmonary vasoconstriction (reactive type), hypertrophy of pulmonary arterial muscle (hypertrophic type), or abnormally developed pulmonary arterioles (hypoplastic type). The newborn patient exhibits CYANOSIS and ACIDOSIS due to the persistence of fetal circulatory pattern of right-to-left shunting of blood through a patent ductus arteriosus (DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS, PATENT) and at times a patent foramen ovale (FORAMEN OVALE, PATENT).
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
The minute vessels that connect the arterioles and venules.
Congenital conditions in individuals with a female karyotype, in which the development of the gonadal or anatomical sex is atypical.
Pathological processes involving any part of the LUNG.
A condition of lung damage that is characterized by bilateral pulmonary infiltrates (PULMONARY EDEMA) rich in NEUTROPHILS, and in the absence of clinical HEART FAILURE. This can represent a spectrum of pulmonary lesions, endothelial and epithelial, due to numerous factors (physical, chemical, or biological).
A syndrome characterized by progressive life-threatening RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY in the absence of known LUNG DISEASES, usually following a systemic insult such as surgery or major TRAUMA.
Liquid components of living organisms.
Water content outside of the lung vasculature. About 80% of a normal lung is made up of water, including intracellular, interstitial, and blood water. Failure to maintain the normal homeostatic fluid exchange between the vascular space and the interstitium of the lungs can result in PULMONARY EDEMA and flooding of the alveolar space.
Excessive accumulation of extravascular fluid in the lung, an indication of a serious underlying disease or disorder. Pulmonary edema prevents efficient PULMONARY GAS EXCHANGE in the PULMONARY ALVEOLI, and can be life-threatening.
Damage to any compartment of the lung caused by physical, chemical, or biological agents which characteristically elicit inflammatory reaction. These inflammatory reactions can either be acute and dominated by NEUTROPHILS, or chronic and dominated by LYMPHOCYTES and MACROPHAGES.
The motion of air currents.
The maintenance of certain aspects of the environment within a defined space to facilitate the function of that space; aspects controlled include air temperature and motion, radiant heat level, moisture, and concentration of pollutants such as dust, microorganisms, and gases. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The larger air passages of the lungs arising from the terminal bifurcation of the TRACHEA. They include the largest two primary bronchi which branch out into secondary bronchi, and tertiary bronchi which extend into BRONCHIOLES and PULMONARY ALVEOLI.
The development and use of techniques and equipment to study or perform chemical reactions, with small quantities of materials, frequently less than a milligram or a milliliter.
The exchange of OXYGEN and CARBON DIOXIDE between alveolar air and pulmonary capillary blood that occurs across the BLOOD-AIR BARRIER.
Books used in the study of a subject that contain a systematic presentation of the principles and vocabulary of a subject.
Rare cutaneous eruption characterized by extensive KERATINOCYTE apoptosis resulting in skin detachment with mucosal involvement. It is often provoked by the use of drugs (e.g., antibiotics and anticonvulsants) or associated with PNEUMONIA, MYCOPLASMA. It is considered a continuum of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.
The homogeneous mixtures formed by the mixing of a solid, liquid, or gaseous substance (solute) with a liquid (the solvent), from which the dissolved substances can be recovered by physical processes. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
The physical restoration of oromandibular defects.
Libraries in which a major proportion of the resources are available in machine-readable format, rather than on paper or MICROFORM.
Clavulanic acid and its salts and esters. The acid is a suicide inhibitor of bacterial beta-lactamase enzymes from Streptomyces clavuligerus. Administered alone, it has only weak antibacterial activity against most organisms, but given in combination with other beta-lactam antibiotics it prevents antibiotic inactivation by microbial lactamase.
Enzymes found in many bacteria which catalyze the hydrolysis of the amide bond in the beta-lactam ring. Well known antibiotics destroyed by these enzymes are penicillins and cephalosporins.
Four-membered cyclic AMIDES, best known for the PENICILLINS based on a bicyclo-thiazolidine, as well as the CEPHALOSPORINS based on a bicyclo-thiazine, and including monocyclic MONOBACTAMS. The BETA-LACTAMASES hydrolyze the beta lactam ring, accounting for BETA-LACTAM RESISTANCE of infective bacteria.
Acids, salts, and derivatives of clavulanic acid (C8H9O5N). They consist of those beta-lactam compounds that differ from penicillin in having the sulfur of the thiazolidine ring replaced by an oxygen. They have limited antibacterial action, but block bacterial beta-lactamase irreversibly, so that similar antibiotics are not broken down by the bacterial enzymes and therefore can exert their antibacterial effects.
Substances that reduce the growth or reproduction of BACTERIA.
A broad-spectrum semisynthetic antibiotic similar to AMPICILLIN except that its resistance to gastric acid permits higher serum levels with oral administration.
Any tests that demonstrate the relative efficacy of different chemotherapeutic agents against specific microorganisms (i.e., bacteria, fungi, viruses).
A DNA-dependent DNA polymerase characterized in prokaryotes and may be present in higher organisms. It has both 3'-5' and 5'-3' exonuclease activity, but cannot use native double-stranded DNA as template-primer. It is not inhibited by sulfhydryl reagents and is active in both DNA synthesis and repair. EC 2.7.7.7.
The distinctly human attributes and attainments of a particular society.
Individual members of Central American ethnic groups with ancient historic ancestral origins in Asia. Mexican Indians are not included.
The period of history before 500 of the common era.
A family of proteins that share the F-BOX MOTIF and are involved in protein-protein interactions. They play an important role in process of protein ubiquition by associating with a variety of substrates and then associating into SCF UBIQUITIN LIGASE complexes. They are held in the ubiquitin-ligase complex via binding to SKP DOMAIN PROTEINS.

Pulmonary capillary perfusion: intra-alveolar fractal patterns and interalveolar independence. (1/4148)

Pulmonary capillary perfusion was analyzed from videomicroscopic recordings to determine flow switching characteristics among capillary segments in isolated, blood-perfused canine lungs. Within each alveolus, the rapid switching pattern was repetitive and was, therefore, nonrandom (fractal dimensions near 1.0). This self-similarity over time was unexpected in a network widely considered to be passive. Among adjacent alveoli, the relationship among the switching patterns was even more surprising, for there was virtually no relationship between the perfusion patterns (coefficients of determination approaching zero). These findings demonstrated that the perfusion patterns in individual alveolar walls were independent of their next-door neighbors. The lack of dependence among neighboring networks suggests an interesting characteristic: the failure of one alveolar-capillary bed would leave its neighbors relatively unaffected, a feature of a robust design.  (+info)

Acinar flow irreversibility caused by perturbations in reversible alveolar wall motion. (2/4148)

Mixing associated with "stretch-and-fold" convective flow patterns has recently been demonstrated to play a potentially important role in aerosol transport and deposition deep in the lung (J. P. Butler and A. Tsuda. J. Appl. Physiol. 83: 800-809, 1997), but the origin of this potent mechanism is not well characterized. In this study we hypothesized that even a small degree of asynchrony in otherwise reversible alveolar wall motion is sufficient to cause flow irreversibility and stretch-and-fold convective mixing. We tested this hypothesis using a large-scale acinar model consisting of a T-shaped junction of three short, straight, square ducts. The model was filled with silicone oil, and alveolar wall motion was simulated by pistons in two of the ducts. The pistons were driven to generate a low-Reynolds-number cyclic flow with a small amount of asynchrony in boundary motion adjusted to match the degree of geometric (as distinguished from pressure-volume) hysteresis found in rabbit lungs (H. Miki, J. P. Butler, R. A. Rogers, and J. Lehr. J. Appl. Physiol. 75: 1630-1636, 1993). Tracer dye was introduced into the system, and its motion was monitored. The results showed that even a slight asynchrony in boundary motion leads to flow irreversibility with complicated swirling tracer patterns. Importantly, the kinematic irreversibility resulted in stretching of the tracer with narrowing of the separation between adjacent tracer lines, and when the cycle-by-cycle narrowing of lateral distance reached the slowly growing diffusion distance of the tracer, mixing abruptly took place. This coupling of evolving convective flow patterns with diffusion is the essence of the stretch-and-fold mechanism. We conclude that even a small degree of boundary asynchrony can give rise to stretch-and-fold convective mixing, thereby leading to transport and deposition of fine and ultrafine aerosol particles deep in the lung.  (+info)

Regulation of an amiloride-sensitive Na+-permeable channel by a beta2-adrenergic agonist, cytosolic Ca2+ and Cl- in fetal rat alveolar epithelium. (3/4148)

1. In cell-attached patches formed on the apical membrane of fetal alveolar epithelium, terbutaline (a specific beta2-adrenergic agonist) increased the open probability (Po) of an amiloride-sensitive Na+-permeable non-selective cation (NSC) channel (control, 0.03 +/- 0.04; terbutaline, 0.62 +/- 0.18; n = 8, P < 0. 00001) by increasing the mean open time 100-fold without any significant change in the mean closed time and without any change in the single channel conductance (control, 27.8 +/- 2.3 pS; terbutaline, 28.2 +/- 2.1 pS; n = 8). 2. The Po of the unstimulated channel increased when the apical membrane was depolarized due to a decrease in the closing rate and an increase in the opening rate, while the Po of the terbutaline-stimulated channel did not depend on the membrane potential. 3. Increased cytosolic [Ca2+] also increased the Po of the channel in a manner consistent with one Ca2+-binding site on the cytosolic surface of the channel. Terbutaline increased the sensitivity of the channel to cytosolic Ca2+ by shifting the concentration of cytosolic Ca2+ ([Ca2+]c) required for half-maximal activation to a lower [Ca2+]c value, leading to an increase in Po. 4. An increase in the cytosolic Cl- concentration ([Cl-]c) decreased the Po of the channel consistent with two Cl--binding sites by increasing the closing rate without any significant change in the opening rate. Terbutaline increased Po by reducing the effect of cytosolic Cl- to promote channel closing. 5. Taken together, these observations indicate that terbutaline activates a Ca2+-activated, Cl--inhibitable, amiloride-sensitive, Na+-permeable NSC channel in fetal rat alveolar epithelium in two ways: first, through an increase in Ca2+ sensitivity, and second, through a reduction in the effect of cytosolic Cl- to promote channel closing.  (+info)

Opportunistic Pneumocystis carinii infection in red-bellied tamarins (Saguinus labiatus). (4/4148)

P. carinii infection in red-bellied tamarins (Saguinus labiatus), born and maintained in a laboratory breeding colony, was examined by histopathologic examination postmortem. P. carinii cysts were detected in 6 of 10 red-bellied tamarins examined, by using Grocott's, toluidine blue O and immunostaining with avidin-biotin complex using antisera for rat-, simian-, and human-P. carinii. The results obtained from the present studies imply that P. carinii may be an important pathogen in this species.  (+info)

Acute saline infusion reduces alveolar-capillary membrane conductance and increases airflow obstruction in patients with left ventricular dysfunction. (5/4148)

BACKGROUND: Impaired alveolar-capillary membrane conductance is the major cause for the reduction in pulmonary diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) in heart failure. Whether this reduction is fixed, reflecting pulmonary microvascular damage, or is variable is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess whether DLCO and its subdivisions, alveolar-capillary membrane conductance (DM) and pulmonary capillary blood volume (Vc), were sensitive to changes in intravascular volume. In addition, we examined the effects of volume loading on airflow rates. METHODS AND RESULTS: Ten patients with left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) and 8 healthy volunteers were studied. DM and Vc were determined by the Roughton and Forster method. The forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), vital capacity, and peak expiratory flow rates (PEFR) were also recorded. In patients with LVD, infusion of 10 mL. kg-1 body wt of 0.9% saline acutely reduced DM (12.0+/-3.3 versus 10.4+/-3.5 mmol. min-1. kPa-1, P<0.005), FEV1 (2.3+/-0.4 versus 2.1+/-0.4 L, P<0.0005), and PEFR (446+/-55 versus 414+/-56 L. min-1, P<0.005). All pulmonary function tests had returned to baseline values 24 hours later. In normal subjects, saline infusion had no measurable effect on lung function. CONCLUSIONS: Acute intravascular volume expansion impairs alveolar-capillary membrane function and increases airflow obstruction in patients with LVD but not in normal subjects. Thus, the abnormalities of pulmonary diffusion in heart failure, which were believed to be fixed, also have a variable component that could be amenable to therapeutic intervention.  (+info)

TNF-alpha increases ceramide without inducing apoptosis in alveolar type II epithelial cells. (6/4148)

Ceramide is a bioactive lipid mediator that has been observed to induce apoptosis in vitro. The purpose of this study was to determine whether endogenous ceramide, generated in response to in vivo administration of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), increases apoptosis in primary rat alveolar type II epithelial cells. Intratracheal instillation of TNF-alpha (5 microgram) produced a decrease in sphingomyelin and activation of a neutral sphingomyelinase. These changes were associated with a significant increase in lung ceramide content. TNF-alpha concomitantly activated the p42/44 extracellular signal-related kinases and induced nuclear factor-kappaB activation in the lung. Hypodiploid nuclei studies revealed that intratracheal TNF-alpha did not increase type II cell apoptosis compared with that in control cells after isolation. A novel observation from separate in vitro studies demonstrated that type II cells undergo a gradual increase in apoptosis after time in culture, a process that was accelerated by exposure of cells to ultraviolet light. However, culture of cells with a cell-permeable ceramide, TNF-alpha, or a related ligand, anti-CD95, did not increase apoptosis above the control level. The results suggest that ceramide resulting from TNF-alpha activation of sphingomyelin hydrolysis might activate the mitogen-activated protein kinase and nuclear factor-kappaB pathways without increasing programmed cell death in type II cells.  (+info)

Pattern of total and regional lung function in subjects with bronchoconstriction induced by 15-me PGF2 alpha. (7/4148)

Closing volume (single breath nitrogen test), regional ventilation and perfusion (using intravenous xenon-133), and total lung function (TLC, VC, and FEV) were measured before and after intramuscular administration of 250 mug 15-methyl prostaglandin F2alpha (15-me PGF2alpha) in 10 healthy women. The cardiac output was measured with the Minnesota impedance cardiograph model 304A and the transthoracic impedance was used as an expression of the thoracic fluid volume. The slope of the alveolar plateau on the closing volume tracing showed a 271% increase 20 minutes after the prostaglandin administration, at which time the closing volume per cent (CV%) had decreased (P less than 0-01) and the closing capacity (CC%) had increased (P less than 0-05). Vital capacity (VC) decreased (P less than 0-01), residual volume (RV) increased (P less than 0-01), and the total lung capacity (TLC) remained unchanged. The maximal decrease (9%) in FEV1 was seen after 20 minutes. All these measurements except the slope of the alveolar plateau returned to control levels after 60 minutes. The redistribution of regional ventilation was more pronounced than that of the regional pulmonary blood flow. No change was observed in cardiac output and transthoracic impedance. None of the patients experienced any dyspnoea. Our results are consistent with a more pronounced effect of prostaglandin F2alpha on the small airways (the alveolar plateau) than on the larger airways (FEV1). In cases where an increase in the slope of the alveolar plateau is observed, the closing volume per cent should not be used as a measurement of the lung disease. It is concluded that the single breath nitrogen test (N2 closing volume) is more sensitive than the conventional tests.  (+info)

Apoptosis is a pathway responsible for the resolution of endotoxin-induced alveolar type II cell hyperplasia in the rat. (8/4148)

Previous studies showed that intratracheal instillation of endotoxin induces transient type II cell hyperplasia in the rat lung and described some of the mechanisms involved in the proliferative response of type II cells. The purpose of the present study was to investigate how long the type II cell hyperplasia persists and how it is resolved. The portion of epithelial cells in hyperplastic lesions of the rat lung expressing cyclin D1, an indicator for cells in the G1 phase of the cell cycle, was greatest at 3 d post instillation and decreased after 4 and 6 d. The fate of the proliferating epithelial cells was traced by injecting the rats with 5-bromo-2' deoxy uridine (BrdU) 2 d post instillation, the peak time point for maximum incorporation of BrdU. Exfoliated BrdU-positive epithelial cells were detected in the alveolar spaces in tissue sections from rats 4, 5, and 6 d post instillation. BrdU-positive epithelial cells showed flattened nuclei at 6 and 10 d post instillation. Expression of the 116 kD poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) was low in type II cells from control rats, and was increased at 3, 4, and 6 d post instillation. In cells obtained by lavage, only a 35 kD cleavage product of PARP was detected, which is an indicator of necrotic cell death. In isolated type II cells from rats 3, 4, and 6 d post endotoxin instillation, progressive cleavage of the PARP to its 89 kD residual fragment was detected, which is a direct evidence for the activation of caspases. Furthermore, apoptotic epithelial cells with condensed nuclei were identified by electron microscopy in rats 4 d post instillation. These results indicate that apoptosis is an additional mechanism for the resolution of endotoxin-induced lung epithelial hyperplasias.  (+info)

A proteomics approach to ventilator-induced lung injury might identify protein patterns that contribute to epithelial injury. To identify changes in alveolar type II cells (ATII), rats were mechanically ventilated for 5 hours with a high tidal volume (HTV; 20 ml/kg, no positive end expiratory pressure) or a low tidal volume (LTV; 6 ml/kg, positive end expiratory pressure 4 cmH2O) and compared with pooled controls without mechanical ventilation (SV). ATII were isolated and lysed. Protein expression was compared using the recently introduced cleavable isotope coded affinity tag (ICAT) methodology. After tryptic digestion, cysteine containing peptides were tagged with biotin, extracted using an avidin-coated column and identified by HPLC and mass spectrometry with collision-induced dissociation. Spectra were interrogated against the Swissprot database and quantified using the ProteinProspector software. HTV ventilation resulted in morphologic changes, pulmonary edema and neutrophil influx in the ...
Lung surfactant reduces surface tension and maintains the stability of alveoli. How surfactant is released from alveolar epithelial type II cells is not fully understood. Vacuolar ATPase (V-ATPase) is the enzyme responsible for pumping H+ into lamellar bodies and is required for the processing of surfactant proteins and the packaging of surfactant lipids. However, its role in lung surfactant secretion is unknown. Proteomic analysis revealed that vacuolar ATPase (V-ATPase) dominated the alveolar type II cell lipid raft proteome. Western blotting confirmed the association of V-ATPase a1 and B1/2 subunits with lipid rafts and their enrichment in lamellar bodies. The dissipation of lamellar body pH gradient by Bafilomycin A1 (Baf A1), an inhibitor of V-ATPase, increased surfactant secretion. Baf A1-stimulated secretion was blocked by the intracellular Ca2+ chelator, BAPTA-AM, the protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitor, staurosporine, and the Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII), KN-62. Baf A1
Inactivation of K+ channels responsible for delayed rectification in rat type II alveolar epithelial cells was studied in Ringer, 160 mM K-Ringer, and 20 mM Ca-Ringer. Inactivation is slower and less complete when the extracellular K+ concentration is increased from 4.5 to 160 mM. Inactivation is faster and more complete when the extracellular Ca2+ concentration is increased from 2 to 20 mM. Several observations suggest that inactivation is state-dependent. In each of these solutions depolarization to potentials near threshold results in slow and partial inactivation, whereas depolarization to potentials at which the K+ conductance, gK, is fully activated results in maximal inactivation, suggesting that open channels inactivate more readily than closed channels. The time constant of current inactivation during depolarizing pulses is clearly voltage-dependent only at potentials where activation is incomplete, a result consistent with coupling of inactivation to activation. Additional evidence for ...
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a severe medical condition which is characterized by significant alveolar fluid accumulation and insufficient gas exchange. Cardiac surgery, ECMO, and use of cardiac medications are all known risk factors for ARDS which also complicates management of these and other cardiovascular diseases. Effective alveolar fluid clearance and repair of a functional alveolar-capillary barrier are considered the primary mechanisms for edema resolution in ARDS. Apart from enhancing fluid clearance, the Na+,K+-ATPase has been shown important for alveolar barrier function. Our lab showed that overexpression of the Na+,K+-ATPase b1 subunit into lungs enhances alveolar barrier integrity in previously injured lungs in mice and pigs. Previous in vitro data indicated that MRCKa mediates the upregulation of tight junction (TJ) proteins and epithelial barrier integrity by b1 overexpression. I hypothesize that the b1-Na+,K+-ATPase regulates alveolar barrier function through ...
The overall goal of this application is to develop a compelling rationale and workable methodology for the treatment of diffuse alveolar damage with transplanted human epithelial stem/progenitor cells capable of long term engraftment and improved organ function. Stem/progenitor replacement therapy is envisioned as a meaningful therapeutic adjunct in several clinical situations dominated by diffuse alveolar damage with epithelial loss: severe, acute lung injury, e.g. due to influenza or other causes of ARDS, as well as acute exacerbations of chronic fibrotic lung disease. Recent studies discussed in the application indicate effective alveolar regeneration, and thus improved lung function, requires both a first phase of expansion and migration of stem/progenitor cells to re-establish alveolar barriers followed by a second phase of differentiation of new barrier cells into mature type II (AEC2s) and type I alveolar cells. To develop a translational program for alveolar regeneration by ...
Gereke, M., Jung, S., Buer, J. and Bruder, D. (2009) Alveolar type II epithelial cells present antigen to CD4(1) T cells and induce Foxp3(1) regula-tory T cells. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 179, 344-355. doi10.1164/rccm.200804-592OC
Alveolar epithelium plays a pivotal role in protecting the lungs from inhaled infectious agents. Therefore, the regenerative capacity of the alveolar epithelium is critical for recovery from these insults in order to rebuild the epithelial barrier and restore pulmonary functions. Here, we show that sublethal infection of mice with Streptococcus pneumoniae, the most common pathogen of community-acquired pneumonia, led to exclusive damage in lung alveoli, followed by alveolar epithelial regeneration and resolution of lung inflammation. We show that surfactant protein C-expressing (SPC-expressing) alveolar epithelial type II cells (AECIIs) underwent proliferation and differentiation after infection, which contributed to the newly formed alveolar epithelium. This increase in AECII activities was correlated with increased nuclear expression of Yap and Taz, the mediators of the Hippo pathway. Mice that lacked Yap/Taz in AECIIs exhibited prolonged inflammatory responses in the lung and were delayed in ...
The fibroblast of human lung alveolar structures: a differentiated cell with a major role in lung structure and function. Review ...
Notch is an ancient cell-signaling system that regulates the specification of cell fate. Recently, Notch was found to confer antigen presenting cell function on mast cells, induce histamine release in human basophils and regulate migration and survival of eosinophils.. In acute lung injury, alveolar type II cells activate macrophages, secrete soluble mediators, migrate and spread in response to the injury. Additionally, Notch stimulated myofibroblast differentiation and migration of cultured RLE-6TN cells. However, until now, nothing is known on the role of Notch activation regarding proliferation of rat alveolar type II cells.. Rat alveolar type II cells (RLE 6TN) were obtained from the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC no. CRL-2300; Manassas, VA, USA) and were cultured in DMEM/Hams F12 containing 10% fetal calf serum and L-glutamine. Cell proliferation was measured by direct cell count and the fluorometric proliferation assay EZ4U basing on tetrazolium salt reduction. Cells were ...
Kazantseva, M., Cooney, D., & Hickey, A. (2002). Development of a lung model utilizing human alveolar epithelial cells for evaluating aerosol drug delivery. In Respiratory Drug Delivery VIII (pp. 707 - 710). Raleigh, NC: Davis Horwood International Publishing, Ltd ...
The present study was undertaken to explore at the cellular level possible mechanisms of KGF action susceptible to account for its protective effects toward the exposure of the developing lung to hyperoxia, used as a model of alveolar injury. We report an enhanced rate of alveolar cell wound closure in vitro and maintenance of lung cell content in vivo, likely due to enhanced survival of alveolar epithelial type II cells.. Most studies demonstrating a protective effect of KGF against lung injury have used the intratracheal route (38, 54), rather than the systemic route (6), whereas we administered KGF intraperitoneally and during oxygen exposure. Possible mechanisms to explain the protective effects of KGF in acute lung injury were recently reviewed (57) and are mainly based on effects on alveolar and airway epithelial cells, including increased proliferation (33, 39, 53, 63), increased surfactant production (14, 27, 50, 61), enhanced DNA repair (12, 51, 60), and decreased apoptosis (12, 43). ...
BACKGROUND: Although alveolar macrophages are considered to be the primary cellular mediators of host defence in the lung, there is increasing evidence that type II cells may also play an active role in host defence. A study was undertaken to investigate whether type II cells generate O2-. and H2O2 via an NADPH oxidase-like system and whether exposure of the type II cells to soluble or particulate stimuli known to activate NADPH oxidase in macrophages also leads to increased production of H2O2. METHODS: Rat type II cells and alveolar macrophages were exposed to 10, 100, or 1000 nM phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate (PMA) and the production of O2-. and H2O2 was determined by chemiluminescence. Thirty minutes before stimulation with 1 microM PMA type II cells were also exposed to the same concentrations of a protein kinase C (PKC) antagonist GF109203x, the non-selective protein kinase inhibitor staurosporine (1, 10, or 100 nM), or the NADPH oxidase inhibitor diphenyliodonium chloride (DPI) (1, 10, ...
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A method is described for the rapid preparation of lung cell fractions enriched in type II alveolar pneumocytes. Isolated perfused rabbit lungs are exposed to Fe3O4 by tracheal lavage, which permits pulmonary alveolar macrophages to phagocytize the particles. Alveolar epithelial cells are then selectively freed from the basement membrane matrix by critical placement of collagenase and elastase. Detached cells are harvested either by repeated tracheal lavage or by mincing the lobes and filtering freed cells through a series of nylon mesh sieves. Iron oxide-containing macrophages are then removed from the harvested cells by a strong magnetic field. A final sizing of the macrophage-depleted suspension yields a preparation enriched in alveolar type II cells. Eight million viable cells (95% type II) were obtained per rabbit lung when harvested by lavage, while 32 ± 106 (88% type II) cells were obtained from minced lungs. These values for cell yield and relative purity are comparable to previously ...
Acute lung injury (ALI) leading to acute respiratory distress (ARDS) is a global health concern. ARDS patients have significant pulmonary inflammation leading to flooding of the pulmonary alveoli. This prevents normal gas exchange with consequent hypoxemia, and causes mortality. A thin fluid layer in the alveoli is normal. The maintenance of this thin layer results from fluid movement out of the pulmonary capillaries into the alveolar interstitium driven by vascular hydrostatic pressure and then through alveolar tight junctions. This is then balanced by fluid reabsorption from the alveolar space mediated by transepithelial salt and water transport through alveolar cells. Reabsorption is a two-step process: first, sodium enters via sodium-permeable channels in the apical membranes of alveolar type 1 and 2 cells followed by active extrusion of sodium into the interstitium by the basolateral Na+, K+-ATPase. Anions follow the cationic charge gradient and water follows the salt-induced osmotic
For the first time, researchers have developed a way to coax pluripotent stem cells into a specific type of mature lung cell called alveolar epithelial type II cells (AEC2s) and to correct a mutant gene whose dysfunction in these cells is known to cause respiratory distress in infants.. The findings, which appear in Cell Stem Cell, will make it easier to study lung diseases like neonatal respiratory distress, COPD and interstitial lung diseases, caused by dysfunctional AEC2s, which until now were unable to survive and multiply long enough in cell culture to be studied or genetically corrected.. AEC2s are the key cells that act to maintain lung air sacs in both infants and adults. They are responsible for responding to lung injury and secreting a substance called pulmonary surfactant that helps keep the lungs open. It is believed that dysfunction of these specific cells leads to the development of many poorly understood alveolar lung diseases (diseases of the air sacs in the lungs) and is the ...
Although alveolar epithelial type II cells (AECII) form the barrier of alveolar spaces and produce surfactants to maintain lung integrity, the unique AECII popu...
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a cytokine with pleiotropic functions during wound healing and repair. Its anti-fibrotic effects were shown in animal models of lung fibrosis and linked to improved cellular survival and proliferation and reduced myofibroblast accumulation. HGF-elicited, pro-survival pathways have yet not been investigated in detail in lung epithelial cells. Based on literature, our study is focused on Bcl-xL, prosurvival protein involved in mitochondrial control of apoptosis.. Results: Western blot analysis of IPF lung homogenates revealed significantly increased expression of Bcl-xL when compared to donor lungs, and a similar observation was made in bleomycin versus saline treated murine lungs. In human IPF, much less in donor lungs, Bcl-xL protein is highly expressed in hyperplastic alveolar epithelial type II cells, basal cells, bronchial epithelial ciliated and non-ciliated cells. Furthermore, Bcl-xL expression co-localized with specific HGF receptor cMet. In vitro data ...
Type I cells are eroded from inflamed, edematous alveolar walls with scattered PMNs. Proteinaceous exudate (the hyaline membrane) lines respiratory bronchioles, alveolar ducts (arrow), and some alveoli. Type II cell hyperplasia indicates early repair.. Organizing diffuse alveolar damage ...
Peteranderl and colleagues define a paracrine communication between macrophages and type II alveolar epithelial cells during influenza infection where IFNα induces macrophage secretion of TRAIL that causes endocytosis of Na,K-ATPase by the alveolar epithelium. This reduction of Na,K-ATPase expression decreases alveolar fluid clearance, which in turn leads to pulmonary edema. Inhibition of the TRAIL signaling pathway has been shown to improve lung injury after influenza infection, and future studies will be needed to determine if blocking this pathway is a viable option in the treatment of ARDS.. ...
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As physiologic and autopsy evidence suggests that peripheral airways and parenchyma are involved in asthma, we hypothesized that significant alveolar tissue inflammation is present in patients with stable, chronic asthma. Eleven patients with nocturnal asthma (NA) and 10 patients with non-nocturnal asthma (NNA) were studied. Each subject underwent two bronchoscopies with proximal airway endobronchial and distal alveolar tissue transbronchial biopsy in a random order at 4:00 P.M. and 4:00 A.M. Morphometric analysis was used to determine the number per volume (Nv) of inflammatory cells. Between-group comparisons showed that the Nv of eosinophils was greater in the NA alveolar tissue 4:00 A.M. compared with the subjects with NNA (40.2 x 10(3) [26.4-57.1 x 10(3), IQ] versus 15.7 x 10(3) [2.1-35.2 x 10(3), IQ], p = 0.05). In regard to the airway biopsies, no difference in the inflammatory and epithelial cells between the two groups was seen at either time. The NA group exhibited greater eosinophils ...
Background: The thickness and composition of the surface liquid lining the human lungs are maintained by a balance between epithelial secretion and absorption of ions and water. An understanding of epithelial transport pathways and the factors that regulate them will provide insight into the development of conditions such as lung edema and guide the development of treatment modalities. Here we report on the development and characterisation of a cell culture model of the alveolar epithelium that will be useful for investigating the components of epithelial transport pathways and interpreting molecular mechanisms involved in transport related diseases. Methods: An in vitro cell culture model was developed using human alveolar epithelial cell lines NCI-H441 and A549 cultured with the apical surface exposed to air (air-medium) or covered by nutrient medium (medium-medium). Cell monolayer was presented by visualizing cell morphology under microscope. Transepithelial electrical resistance, potential
Lung cell biology - comprehensive physiology, The sections in this article are: 1 basic plan of the cell1. Pulmonary alveolus - wikipedia, An alveolus (plural: alveoli, from latin alveolus, little cavity) is a hollow cavity found in the lung parenchyma, and is the basic unit of ventilation .. Are all different types of barretts epithelium originally, Are all different types of barretts epithelium originally present, or do they appear only after some period of evolution? d. parekh, g.w.b. clark, t.r. demeester. ...
Our working hypothesis has been that AEC-derived factors are important in providing micro environmental signals that are able to modify the functional behavior of incoming and tissue-resident cells, thus contributing to the homeostasis and defensive mechanisms of the respiratory tract. We chose to work preferentially with interstitial pulmonary macrophages (PuM) instead of alveolar macrophages (AM) because PuM are important in the defense against microbial aggressions and also because they are in close contact with other immune cells in the lung interstitium. We have used for their purification an established methodology considered to result in high-purity interstitial macrophages (23-25), while high-purity AM are most frequently prepared from the bronchoalveolar lavage (23-25). However, even if it is possible that a minor fraction of AM could be present in our preparations (35), we are confident that the results presented here are compatible with the functionality of PuM. Among other aspects, ...
Bacterial and parasitic intracellular pathogens or their secreted products have been shown to induce host cell transcriptional responses, which may benefit the host, favour the microorganism or be unrelated to the infection. In most instances, however, it is not known if the host cell nucleus is proximately required for the development of an intracellular infection. This information can be obtained by the infection of artificially enucleated host cells (cytoplasts). This model, although rather extensively used in studies of viral infection, has only been applied to few bacterial pathogens, which do not include Mycobacterium spp. Here, we investigate the internalization, phagosome biogenesis and survival of M. smegmatis in enucleated type II alveolar epithelial cells. Cytoplasts were infected with M. smegmatis, but the percentage of infection was significantly lower than that of nucleated cells. Scanning electron microscopy indicated that in both cells and cytoplasts, bacteria were internalized ...
Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) is a zoonosis which infects livestock and wildlife. While BTB has been largely eliminated from many countries, the control of Mycobacterium bovis (the bacteria that causes BTB) has proved problematic in large parts of Great Britain. If control doesnt improve, the projected economic burden of the disease could reach £1 billion in the next decade.. Surrey researchers have won NC3Rs funding to produce an in vitro tissue culture model of the cow lung, with an air-liquid interface that recreates the fundamental elements of the bovine pulmonary alveolus (the small air spaces in the lungs where carbon dioxide leaves the blood and oxygen enters it).. The model will allow the team to study what happens when a bovine lung is infected with virulent mycobacteria. Through collaboration with the bovine TB research group at the Animal & Plant Health Agency, the model will be used to test whether successful vaccines exert their effect at the very earliest stages of infection, when ...
Lipoarabinomannan (LAM) is a lipid virulence element secreted by (Mtb) the etiologic agent of tuberculosis. features markers TLR2+ and TLR4+ macrophages decreased KX2-391 however the percentage of MMR+ manifestation didnt modification also. LAM-exposed monocytes produced Rabbit polyclonal to Junctophilin-2 macrophages KX2-391 which were much less efficient in creating proinflammatory cytokines such as for example TNF-and IFN-Mycobacterium tuberculosis(Mtb) the causal agent of TB can be sent through inhalation of aerosolized droplets that access the pulmonary alveoli. Once there the bacterias bind different phagocytic receptors and enter citizen alveolar macrophages dendritic cells and recruited monocytes through the bloodstream thus creating a mobile structure known as granuloma [2]. Mtb can be an intracellular pathogen whose cell wall structure framework makes up about its low level of resistance and permeability to antibiotics. Its primary structural parts are lipids sugars and a part of ...
The main function of the lungs is gas exchange between blood and the air we breathe. The work of the lungs, carbon dioxide is removed from the blood and the inspired oxygen enters the bloodstream. Right lung has three lobes, whereas left lung is divided into two lobes and a smaller structure called the lingula which is equivalent to the middle lobe. Major airways into the lungs are the bronchi, resulting in the trachea. Bronchi branch into progressively smaller airways called bronchiole. They end in small bags known as pulmonary alveoli. The wafers are exchanged gas itself. Lungs and chest wall are covered with a thin layer of tissue called pleura ...
Physiological changes in postnatal and aging lung are associated with a variety of microscopic changes in the lung, especially the alveolar lung tissue, both in the interstitial and epithelial component. Interstitial tissue of the lung will increase in thickness that is supposed to be due to changes in fiber composition, particularly collagen. However, the exact changes are still under debate and the underlying process is still unclear. The epithelial component that experiences changes is type II alveolar cells or pneumocyte II (surfactant producing cells). The ratio of pneumocyte II against pneumocyte I is expected to decline with age. This decrease will certainly affect their function in maintaining pulmonary surfactant supply. To maintain normal vital functions and synthesis of surfactant, lung tissue is also dependent on the availability of glucose because glucose is the fundamental building blocks of glycerol backbone of surfactant. In the aging process, accumulation of glycogen in the brain,
An oxygenator or artificial lung adds oxygen to the patients blood and removes carbon dioxide.. In open heart surgery, a heart-lung-machine is used for temporary replacement of the functions of both the heart and the lungs. This is necessary to enable the surgeon to perform the complicated surgical procedure in a motionless field. Both heart and lungs are rested during surgery. The oxygenator with membranes inside is the main element in the heart-lung-machine, responsible for gas exchange.. In intensive care and interventional pneumology, innovative artifical lungs provide extracorporeal removal of carbon dioxide and oxygen enrichment of the blood. This gives the human lungs time to heal. Similar to heart surgery, special membranes in the membrane ventilator assume the fuction of the pulmonary alveoli.. In both applications, a heat exchanger is often used. As large volumes of blood are channeled outside the patients body, temperature fluctuations may easily occur. The heat exchanger allows ...
There are four different types of tissue. They are; nerve, epithelial, connective, and muscle. The nerve tissue is made up of neurons that receive and transmit electrical impulses, this is their function. There are several different types of epithelial tissue. First there is simple squamous epithelium tissue. This is a single layer of cells that is in the lining of blood vessels, the lining of the pulmonary alveoli, and the Bowmans capsule in the kidneys. The function of this tissue is to separate blood from the fluid in tissues and to separate air from fluids in tissues and to filter substances from blood to form urine. The next type of epithelial tissue is stratified squamous epithelium. This is a tissue composed of two or more layers and the cells tend to be cuboidal. This type of tissue is found in the epidermis of the skin and the linings of the mouth, pharynx, esophagus and anus. The function of this tissue is to protect and secrete. Transitional epithelium is the next type of tissue and ...
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My research focuses on elucidating the mechanism(s) of cell death and survival of primary alveolar epithelial cells and lung fibroblasts in response to the extracellular matrix associated signaling molecule, CCN1/Cyr61. CCN1/Cyr61 is an extracellular matrix (ECM)-associated signaling molecule that functions to promote cell adhesion, migration, survival and differentiation in the context of vascular development. Most recently we have shown that CCN1/Cyr61 can also modulate cell death in certain cells and can promote cell death in response to TNFa. In the context of the lung, I have found that CCN1/Cyr61 together with TNFa causes apoptosis of alveolar epithelial cells and lung fibroblasts. Because CCN1/Cyr61 has been shown to be induced in the lungs of patients with COPD and ARDS, I hypothesize that CCN1/Cyr61, together with inflammatory mediators such as TNFa causes cell death of primary lung cells in vivo, thus contributing to lung injury. I have also found that CCN1/Cyr61 functional knock-out ...
Just this morning we performed a surgery where we rebuilt the dental ridge and used Transalveolar Suturing to help preserve the attached gum tissue around our dental implant sites. I first saw this presented at the Pikos Institute bone grafting course a number of years ago and we have used it ever since. The idea…
Principal Investigator:SHOJI Shunsuke, Project Period (FY):1993 - 1995, Research Category:Grant-in-Aid for General Scientific Research (C), Research Field:Respiratory organ internal medicine
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SARS-CoV-2 Host Cell Receptor. The surface of SARS-CoV-2 virus is covered by a large number of spike proteins, which are essential for the virus to gain entry into host cells. Each spike protein consists of two subunits, S1 and S2. The S1 subunit at the tip of the spike contains the receptor-binding domain (RBD) that binds to angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), the host cell receptor, while the S2 subunit, located on the stalk of the spike, mediates virus-host cell membrane fusion that is necessary for viral entry (1). For membrane fusion to occur, the S1 and S2 subunits must be cleaved open by transmembrane protease serine 2 (TMPRSS2-1).. ACE2, first identified in 2000, is an enzyme attached to the surface of host cells and is the entry point for SARS-CoV-2. ACE2 is widely distributed throughout the body, being abundantly expressed on nasal epithelial cells, lung alveolar epithelial cells, and small intestinal enterocytes. ACE2 is also expressed in endothelium of vascular beds in organs ...
Blood vessel and alveoli in lung tissue. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a section through a lung, showing red blood cells (round, centre) in a tiny blood vessel (centre) surrounded by alveoli (large spaces). Alveoli are the site of gaseous exchange in the lungs, where oxygen is taken up by the red blood cells and carbon dioxide released for exhalation out of the body. The alveolar walls are lined with a one-cell thick layer of epithelium that oxygen must pass through to reach the blood. - Stock Image C023/4110
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Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses with a positive-sense single-stranded RNA genome and a nucleocapsid of helical symmetry.1) Coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections in humans, with most severe cases triggered by SARS, MERS, and, recently, COVID-19 (while the disease is named COVID-19, the virus that causes it was named SARS-CoV-2).2) The lungs are the organs most affected by COVID-19 because the virus (using a special surface glycoprotein) accesses host cells via the enzyme ACE2, which is most abundant in the type II alveolar cells of the lungs.3) Some of the trends in anti-SARS-CoV-2 agent development include the search for the viral proteases 3CLpro or PLpro inhibitors, viral protein expression inhibitors, viral entry to host cells inhibitors, as well as inhibitors of viral replication.4) ...
This may occur at the top of the lungs, although not in health. Here the arterial pressure is not quite above alveolar pressure by the time it reaches this height. As such, blood flow through the lung unit does not occur. In health, this means that the arterial pressure at this height is 0 (as this is alveolar pressure) but the application of alveolar pressure (e.g. through IPPV) can require higher arterial pressure ...
Lung cancer. Scanning electron micrograph of cancer cells proliferating inside air sacs (alveoli) in a human lung. These cells are part of an adenocarcinoma, a malignant tumour derived from glandular epithelial tissue. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and the second most common cause in woman (after breast cancer). Fewer than 10% of patients survive for five years after diagnosis. The cause of the disease is not always clear; although cigarette smoking is known to cause other forms of lung cancer, such as squamous cell carcinoma, the link between tobacco and adenocarcinoma remains unproven. Magnification x3500 at 10x8 inch size. - Stock Image M132/0464
Data Availability StatementThe experimental data is available via Edinburgh DataShare (http://dx. distal lung because of the inability to concurrently access the alveolar sacs and perform real-time GANT61 tyrosianse inhibitor sensing. pH is a key parameter that is tightly regulated in cells and microenvironments. In the lung, a thin film of airway surface liquid lines the air-facing surface of the lungs. The conducting airways are lined with a mucus gel-aqueous sol complex of up to 100 microns in depth called air surface liquid (ASL) whilst the alveolar regions are lined with a complex of alveolar subphase fluid (AVSF) and pulmonary surfactant [1]. ASL pH is acidic compared to blood pH Mouse monoclonal to MPS1 and in healthy humans ASL has been recorded as 6.6 using a bronchoscopically-deployed pH electrode [2]. In preclinical models, the ASL pH has been measured to be between 6.8 and 7.1 [3] and has also been shown to be responsive to changes to blood pH as well as to apical challenges of acid ...
The alveolus is a small, balloon like sac at the end of the small air passages in the lungs (the bronchiole). Oxygen is inhaled and absorbed into the bloodstream through the thin wall of each alveolus, and carbon dioxide is passed the other way (from the blood to the lungs) to be exhaled. There are about 300 million alveoli in each lung.. ...
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We have identified in this study the fundamental importance of the transcription factor FoxM1 expressed in alveolar type II cells in the mechanism of alveolar epithelial barrier repair after PA-induced lung injury. We used PA because it induces alveolar injury similar to that encountered in pneumonia (Gray and Kreger, 1979; Sadikot et al., 2006). We showed that type II cell-specific disruption of FoxM1 markedly delayed the recovery of alveolar barrier function as indicated by prolonged neutrophil influx and increased BAL protein concentration. There was a persistent alveolar barrier defect in FoxM1 mutants caused by defective type II cell proliferation and trans-differentiation into type I cells.. Although type I cells comprise ∼95% of the alveolar surface area, studies have shown that type II cells mediate the regeneration of type I alveolar cells and restoration of barrier function after alveolar injury (Evans et al., 1973, 1975). Type II cells after injury thus function as progenitor cells ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Alveolar capillary dysplasia. AU - Bishop, Naomi B.. AU - Stankiewicz, Pawel. AU - Steinhorn, Robin H. PY - 2011/7/15. Y1 - 2011/7/15. N2 - Alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of the pulmonary veins (ACD/MPV) is a rare, fatal developmental lung disorder of neonates and infants. This review aims to address recent findings in the etiology and genetics of ACD/MPV and to raise awareness of this poorlyknowndisease, whichmayalso present as milder, unclassified forms. Successively discussed are what is known about the epidemiology, pathogenesis, pathophysiology, diagnostic indicators and approaches, genetic testing, treatment, and cases of delayed onset. The review concludes with suggestions for future directions to answer the many unknowns about this disorder.. AB - Alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of the pulmonary veins (ACD/MPV) is a rare, fatal developmental lung disorder of neonates and infants. This review aims to address recent findings in the etiology ...
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Alveolar capillary dysplasia (ACD) is a rare, congenital diffuse lung disease characterized by abnormal blood vessels in the lungs that cause highly elevated pulmonary blood pressure and an inability to effectively oxygenate and remove carbon dioxide from the blood. ACD typically presents in newborn babies within hours of birth as rapid and labored breathing, blue-colored lips or skin, quickly leading to respiratory failure and death. Atypical forms of ACD have been reported with initially milder symptoms and survival of many months before the onset of respiratory failure or lung transplantation. Most cases of ACD are caused by mutations affecting the gene FOXF1 or its nearby enhancer region.[3] Exactly how these mutations lead to abnormal lung development is unknown. Abnormal lung development is characterized by thickened alveolar interstitium, misplacement of pulmonary capillaries away from the alveolar surface, and fewer capillaries overall. This results in poor gas exchange and pulmonary ...
Background: Life-threatening diffuse alveolar hemorrhage has been successfully treated with recombinant-activated human factor VII (rFVIIa) in 3 different conditions: 2 small-vessel vasculitis-associated diseases and bone marrow transplantation (1). Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage was confirmed by bronchoscopy demonstrating progressively bloodier aliquots of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid ...
Prophylactic exogenous surfactant therapy is a promising way to attenuate the ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury associated with lung transplantation and thereby to decrease the clinical occurrence of acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome. However, there is little information on the mode by which exogenous surfactant attenuates I/R injury of the lung. We hypothesized that exogenous surfactant may act by limiting pulmonary edema formation and by enhancing alveolar type II cell and lamellar body preservation. Therefore, we investigated the effect of exogenous surfactant therapy on the formation of pulmonary edema in different lung compartments and on the ultrastructure of the surfactant producing alveolar epithelial type II cells. Rats were randomly assigned to a control, Celsior (CE) or Celsior + surfactant (CE+S) group (n = 5 each). In both Celsior groups, the lungs were flush-perfused with Celsior and subsequently exposed to 4 h of extracorporeal ischemia at 4°C and 50 min of
Functional consequences for primary human alveolar macrophages following treatment with long, but not short, multiwalled carbon nanotubes Sinbad Sweeney, Davide Grandolfo, Pakatip Ruenraroengsak, Teresa D TetleyLung Cell Biology, Section of Pharmacology and Toxicology, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, UKPurpose: Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are a potential human health hazard, primarily via inhalation. In the lung, alveolar macrophages (AMs) provide the first line of immune cellular defense against inhaled materials. We hypothesized that, 1 and 5 days after treating AMs with short (0.6 µm in length; MWCNT-0.6 µm) and long (20 µm in length; MWCNT-20 µm) MWCNTs for 24 hours, AMs would exhibit increased markers of adverse bioreactivity (cytokine release and reactive oxygen species generation) while also having a modified functional ability (phagocytosis and migration).Methods: Primary human AMs were treated with short and long MWCNTs
TY - JOUR. T1 - Congenital alveolar capillary dysplasia. T2 - A developmental vascular anomaly causing persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. AU - Khorsand, Jila. AU - Tennant, Robert. AU - Gillies, Concettina. AU - Philipps, Anthony F. PY - 1985. Y1 - 1985. N2 - The clinical course and histologic findings are presented of an infant with an unusual form of pulmonary dysplasia. Characteristic sonographic findings and progressive hypoxemia led to the diagnosis of persistence of the fetal circulation. The patient expired despite ventilatory and pharmacologic intervention. Postmortem findings of severe pulmonary capillary hypoplasia, despite normal anatomical and biochemical parenchymal maturation, were observed. It is suggested that factors controlling pulmonary capillary maturation may be significantly different from those involved in airway and pulmonary parenchymal development... AB - The clinical course and histologic findings are presented of an infant with an unusual form of ...
Misdiagnosis of Alveolar capillary dysplasia including hidden diseases, diagnosis mistakes, alternative diagnoses, differential diagnoses, and misdiagnosis.
Example: diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in a patient with Wegeners granulomatosis -> note the ground glass infiltrates in the right lung and extensive alveolar filling in the left lung (alveolar hemorrhage was confirmed in the left lower lobe by bronchoscopy ...
Background: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by high pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus infection has resulted in severe illness and high mortality rates among patients. Patients with ARDS are often characterized by impaired alveolar fluid clearance and alveolar edema. An understanding of the mechanism responsible for human alveolar edema will lead to the development of novel therapeutic treatments for ARDS patients. We hypothesized that the paracrine soluble factors angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) and keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) can resolve alveolar fluid clearance by up-regulating the expression of major sodium and chloride transporters impaired by HPAI H5N1 virus infection. Materials and Methods: Human alveolar epithelial cells grown on transwell inserts were infected with HPAI H5N1 (A/HK/483/97) and low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) H1N1 (A/HK/54/98) viruses at MOI 0.1 or incubated with conditioned culture medium containing Ang-1 and/or KGF. At 24 and 48 h ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Role of fibronectin in fibrotic lung disease. A growth factor for human lung fibroblasts. AU - Bitterman, P.. AU - Rennard, S.. AU - Adelberg, S.. AU - Crystal, R. G.. PY - 1983. Y1 - 1983. N2 - The presence of increased amounts of the matrix component fibronectin together with alveolar macrophage-derived growth factor within the alveolar structures of patients with fibrotic lung disease may play a significant role in the fibrosis characteristic of these disorders, by amplifying the numbers of fibroblasts in the alveolar structures of these patients.. AB - The presence of increased amounts of the matrix component fibronectin together with alveolar macrophage-derived growth factor within the alveolar structures of patients with fibrotic lung disease may play a significant role in the fibrosis characteristic of these disorders, by amplifying the numbers of fibroblasts in the alveolar structures of these patients.. UR - ...
Rab38 small GTPase regulates intracellular transport in melanocytes and alveolar type II epithelial cells. Ruby rats carrying Rab38 and other gene mutations exhibit oculocutaneous albinism, bleeding diathesis, and hence, are a rat model of human Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS). We previously showed that Long Evans Cinnamon (LEC) rats, one strain of the Ruby rats, developed aberrant lung surfactant homeostasis with remarkably enlarged lamellar bodies in alveolar type II cells. A replication-deficient recombinant adenovirus expressing rat Rab38 (Ad-Rab38) was constructed. Alveolar type II cells were isolated from the LEC rats and tested for lung surfactant phosphatidylcholine secretion. The rats were also examined whether exogenous expression of Ad- Rab38 could rescue the altered lung surfactant homeostasis in the lungs. Isolated type II cells infected with Ad-Rab38 exhibited improved secretion patterns of [3H]phosphatidylcholine, i.e. increased basal hyposecretion and decreased agonist-induced
The type II alveolar epithelial cell synthesizes and secretes pulmonary surfactant. Terbutaline enhances phospholipid release from adult and fetal type II cells. Our hypothesis is that the actin network of microfilaments regulates the secretory activ
1. We have compared rebreathing, breath-hold and mean alveolar methods of measuring alveolar carbon monoxide (CO), at levels similar to those found in smokers, as a preliminary to using them as indirect measures of carboxyhaemoglobin levels. In the present study alveolar CO levels were raised by rebreathing a 2% CO mixture.. 2. Breath-hold CO was measured after breath-hold times of 0-35 s in 5 s increments. Using generalized linear models, the maximum value for breath-hold CO was estimated to occur at 23 s. Breath-hold CO after a 20 and 25 s breath-hold were similar to and significantly greater than those of less than 20 s or greater than 25 s.. 3. As expired CO increased, the difference between breath-hold and mean alveolar CO became proportionally larger. On average, breath-hold CO was 24% larger than mean alveolar CO.. 4. Rebreathing, breath-hold and mean alveolar CO were compared at four different inspired oxygen concentrations. Expired CO increased significantly with increasing oxygen for ...
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Mehtap Kocaturk, Halil Ay, zcan Kocaturk. Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage After Intravenous Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke. Turk J Neurol. 2019; 25(4): 246- ...
Define interalveolar septum. interalveolar septum synonyms, interalveolar septum pronunciation, interalveolar septum translation, English dictionary definition of interalveolar septum. n. pl. sep·ta A thin partition or membrane that divides two cavities or soft masses of tissue in an organism: the nasal septum; the atrial septum of the...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Perfusion heterogeneity in the pulmonary acinus. AU - Tanabe, Nobuhiro. AU - Todoran, Thomas M.. AU - Zenk, Gerald M.. AU - Bunton, Brenda R.. AU - Wagner, Wiltz W.. AU - Presson, Robert. PY - 1998/3. Y1 - 1998/3. N2 - There is little information on the distribution of acinar perfusion because it is difficult to resolve blood flow within such small regions. We hypothesized that the known heterogeneity of arteriolar blood flow and capillary blood flow would result in heterogeneous acinar perfusion. To test this hypothesis, the passage of fluorescent dye boluses through the subpleural microcirculation of isolated dog lobes was videotaped by using fluorescence microscopy. As the videotapes were replayed, dye-dilution curves were recorded from each of the tributary branches of Y-shaped venules that drained an acinus. From the dye curves, we calculated the mean appearance time of each curve. The difference in mean appearance times between venular tributary branches was small in most ...
In mechanically ventilated preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), exogenous surfactant application has been demonstrated both to decrease DNA-synthesis but also and paradoxically to increase epithelial cell proliferation. However, the effect of exogenous surfactant has not been studied directly on alveolar type II cells (ATII cells), a key cell type responsible for alveolar function and repair. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of two commercially available surfactant preparations on ATII cell viability and DNA synthesis. Curosurf® and Alveofact® were applied to two ATII cell lines (human A549 and mouse iMATII cells) and to primary rat ATII cells for periods of up to 24 h. Cell viability was measured using the redox indicator resazurin and DNA synthesis was measured using BrdU incorporation. Curosurf® resulted in slightly decreased cell viability in all cell culture models. However, DNA synthesis was increased in A549 and rat ATII cells but decreased in iMATII
TY - JOUR. T1 - Emerging techniques to assess small airways disease. T2 - alveolar nitric oxide and impulse oscillometry. AU - Williamson, P. A.. AU - Vaidyanathan, S.. AU - Lipworth, B. J.. PY - 2008/12. Y1 - 2008/12. M3 - Book/Film/Article review. VL - 63. SP - A19-A19. JO - Thorax. JF - Thorax. SN - 0040-6376. IS - Supplement 7. M1 - S38. ER - ...
Alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of the pulmonary veins (ACD/MPV) is a rare and lethal disorder mainly involving the vascular development of the lungs. Since its first description, significant achievements in research have led to a better understanding of the underlying molecular mechanism of ACD/MPV and genetic studies have identified associations with genomic alterations in the locus of the transcription factor FOXF1. This in turn has increased the awareness among clinicians resulting in over 200 cases reported so far, including genotyping of patients in most recent reports. Collectively, this promoted a better stratification of the patient group, leading to new perspectives in research on the pathogenesis. Here, we provide an overview of the clinical aspects of ACD/MPV, including guidance for clinicians, and review the ongoing research into the complex molecular mechanism causing this severe lung disorder.. ...
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Inflammation of the lung parenchyma that is associated with BRONCHITIS, usually involving lobular areas from TERMINAL BRONCHIOLES to the PULMONARY ALVEOLI. The affected areas become filled with exudate that forms consolidated patches ...
A diverse group of lung diseases that affect the lung parenchyma. They are characterized by an initial inflammation of PULMONARY ALVEOLI that extends to the interstitium and beyond leading to diffuse PULMONARY FIBROSIS. Interstitial lung diseases are classified by their etiology (known or unknown causes), and radiological-pathological features ...
About 90% of those infected with M. tuberculosis have asymptomatic, latent TB infections (sometimes called LTBI),[48] with only a 10% lifetime chance that the latent infection will progress to overt, active tuberculous disease.[49] In those with HIV, the risk of developing active TB increases to nearly 10% a year.[49] If effective treatment is not given, the death rate for active TB cases is up to 66%.[3]. TB infection begins when the mycobacteria reach the pulmonary alveoli, where they invade and replicate within endosomes of alveolar macrophages.[1][50] Macrophages identify the bacterium as foreign and attempt to eliminate it by phagocytosis. During this process, the bacterium is enveloped by the macrophage and stored temporarily in a membrane-bound vesicle called a phagosome. The phagosome then combines with a lysosome to create a phagolysosome. In the phagolysosome, the cell attempts to use reactive oxygen species and acid to kill the bacterium. However, M. tuberculosis has a thick, waxy ...
Alveoli are the air sacs deep within the lungs, where gas/blood exchange occurs. Alveoli are composed of distal airway epithelium, which consists of type 1 and 2 alveolar epithelial cells (AEC-1 and -2), which specialize in gas exchange and expression of surfactant proteins, respectively.. ...
Thats a fearsome one, Ancylostoma duodenale. We learnt about it yesterday at the University, and it would make an excellent candidate for a game because of its itinerary: it crosses your skin, reaches blood, right heart, pulmonary circulation, pulmonary alveolus, bronchia, trachea, larynx, esophagus, stomach and intestine, where it bites the wall and stays hanging and feeding from the blood ...
The goal of this study was to identify the structural elements within the cytoplasmic domains of human IL-31Rα that determines the four response categories of IL-6 cytokines in epithelial cells: (a) the ligand-dependent activation of signal transduction pathways, (b) altered expression of cytokine-responsive genes, (c) suppression of proliferation and (d) changes in cell morphology. In the first part of this study, using the human alveolar epithelial cell line A549 with an increased IL-31Rα expression, we were able to identify signaling specificity of the IL-31 cytokine defined by a prominent activation of STAT3, as well as the MAPK pathways: ERK1/2 and JNK, as well as Akt. The capability of IL-31 to strongly inhibit the proliferation of these cells via up-regulation of the cell cycle inhibitor p27 Kip1 , as well as down-regulation of various cell cycle proteins such Cyclin B1, Cdc2, Rb (retinoblastoma), and Mcm4 was noted. The possible role of IL-31 in cell survival via down-regulation of p53 ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Pulmonary alveolar epithelial inducible NO synthase gene expression. T2 - Regulation by inflammatory mediators. AU - Gutierrez, H. H.. AU - Pitt, B. R.. AU - Schwarz, M.. AU - Watkins, S. C.. AU - Lowenstein, C.. AU - Caniggia, I.. AU - Chumley, P.. AU - Freeman, B. A.. PY - 1995/1/1. Y1 - 1995/1/1. N2 - Nitric oxide (·NO) is a short-lived mediator that can be induced by different cytokines and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in a variety of cell types and produces many physiological and metabolic changes in target cells. In the current study, we show that a combination of cytokines, LPS, and zymosan- activated serum (ZAS; called for convenience cytomix Z) induces production of high concentrations of the NO oxidation products nitrite (NO2/-) and nitrate (NO3/-) by cultured rat fetal lung epithelial type II cells in a time-dependent fashion. Interferon-γ and tumor necrosis factor-α alone did not significantly affect ·NO synthesis, whereas ZAS, LPS, and interleukin- 1β caused only a ...
Type I IFNs can be produced by many cell types in response to virus encounter. They act through the IFNAR to induce a large number of genes encoding inhibitors of viral replication and virus assembly that together mediate cell-intrinsic resistance to virus infection and protect from viral spread. Genetic association studies have implicated a role for the type I IFN system in severe lung inflammation induced by RSV infection in some individuals. However, the cellular origin of those type I IFNs and the physiological role of type I IFN-induced inflammation remains unclear. Here, we show that AMs are responsible for production of type I IFNs during lower respiratory tract RSV infection and use the RLR-MAVS pathway for RSV detection. Notably, loss of type I IFN production by AMs results in increased viral replication and exacerbated disease. However, this is not fully attributable to loss of cell-intrinsic viral control but, rather, is associated with lack of recruitment of monocyte-derived ...
The results of this study are consistent with the hypothesis that alveolar inflammation plays an important role in the progression of pulmonary fibrosis leading to SSc-related ILD. They provide strong evidence linking alveolar inflammation (as reflected by high levels of CAno) with losses in lung volumes due to progression of lung fibrosis during the natural course of the disease. Other prediction factors such as chest HRCT and FVC can also accurately detect or assess the extent of lung fibrosis in patients with SSc24 25 and have a relevant predictive value. Thus, a subgroup of patients with SSc with a history of progressive lung disease testified by a large area of ILD on HRCT scanning or lung volume restriction were more likely to have progression of lung disease during long-term follow-up.4 24 These morphological abnormalities of the lung and impaired pulmonary volumes resulted from initial alveolar inflammation that could not be currently measured by lung HRCT or PFTs. In this study, CAno ...
The expression of αvβ6 integrin is also induced in alveolar type II epithelial cells after acute lung injury (ALI) (Breuss et al., 1995), and in the respiratory epithelium of smokers
Erik Matteo Prochet Widmark; Studies in the Acetone Concentration in Blood, Urine, and Alveolar Air. III: The Elimination of Acetone through the Lungs. Biochem J 1 July 1920; 14 (3-4): 379-394. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/bj0140379. Download citation file:. ...
Respiratory System Lecture Outline Facts: Unicellular organisms - only organisms without resp. system - gasses exchange through membrane. Oxygen in atmosphere: 21% oxygen - anything below 15% humans cant survive Diagram of Resp. Syst.: Mouth\nose - nasal cavity - pharynx - larynx - trachea - bronchi - bronchioles - alveoli (gas exchanges here) Purpose of respiratory system a. supply cells with oxygen b. remove carbon dioxide from cells Upper Resp. Stem: (Nose, Pharynx, Larnyx) Air enters external nares (nostrils) into nasal cavities. Nasal Conchae bones: increase surface area by being folded into 3 ridges Conchae and entire lining of nose covered by mucus membrane - clean dust and debris from air. Three functions of nasal cavity: a. Clean out dirt and dust (mucus and nose hairs) b. Warm the air you breathe (blood vessels in nasal cavity raise air temp.) c. Moisten incoming air. Four pairs of sinuses - drain into nose  Lightens the skull and acts as a resonance chamber for sound. Nasal Cavity ...
Scientists at the University of Minnesota report that they have produced type II alveolar cells that manufacture surfactant, the lipo-protein that allows lungs to expand and prevent collapse of the tiny airways at the end of each breath. The hope is that this discovery will allow the study of cord blood from babies born with…
Primary human lung cells or cell lines were cultured on a stretchable silastic membrane forming the bottom of a 12-well plexiglas® box. The box was connected to an adult ventilator and ventilated for up to 36 hours at 20 cycles/min with a pressure-volume regimen resembling that of MV. Several lung cell types were tested in this model. The alveolar macrophage was identified as the main cellular source of key inflammatory mediators, such as tumor necrosis factor, the chemokine interleukin (IL)-8, and matrix metalloproteinase-9, produced during mechanical ventilation. Mechanical ventilation also induced low levels of IL-8 secretion by human alveolar epithelial type II-like cells. Other lung cell types such as endothelial cells, bronchial cells, and fibroblasts failed to produce IL-8 in response to mechanical ventilation (1,2). Conclusions and Relevance for 3R ...
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Stimulation of Na+/K+-ATPase translocation to the cell surface increases active Na+ transport, which is the driving force of alveolar fluid reabsorption, a process necessary to keep the lungs free of edema and to allow normal gas exchange. Here, we provide evidence that insulin increases alveolar fluid reabsorption and Na+/K+-ATPase activity by increasing its translocation to the plasma membrane in alveolar epithelial cells. Insulin-induced Akt activation is necessary and sufficient to promote Na+/K+-ATPase translocation to the plasma membrane. Phosphorylation of AS160 by Akt is also required in this process, whereas inactivation of the Rab GTPase-activating protein domain of AS160 promotes partial Na+/K+-ATPase translocation in the absence of insulin. We found that Rab10 functions as a downstream target of AS160 in insulin-induced Na+/K+-ATPase translocation. Collectively, these results suggest that Akt plays a major role in Na+/K+-ATPase intracellular translocation and thus in alveolar fluid ...
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Reproducible and unbiased methods to quantify alveolar structure are important for research on many lung diseases. However, manually estimating alveolar structure through stereology is time consuming and inter-observer variability is high. The objective of this work was to develop and validate a fast, reproducible and accurate (semi-)automatic alternative. A FIJI-macro was designed that automatically segments lung images to binary masks, and counts the number of test points falling on tissue and the number of intersections of the air-tissue interface with a set of test lines. Manual selection remains necessary for the recognition of non-parenchymal tissue and alveolar exudates. Volume density of alveolar septa ([Formula: see text]) and mean linear intercept of the airspaces (Lm) as measured by the macro were compared to theoretical values for 11 artificial test images and to manually counted values for 17 lungs slides using linear regression and Bland-Altman plots. Inter-observer agreement ...
In human anatomy, respiratory bronchioles exists proximal to the alveolar ducts. The epithelial lining consists of smooth muscle knobs covered by nonciliated, simple cuboidal cells. The smooth muscle constricts under parasympathetic innervation and relax under sympathetic innervation. ...
... misplaced pulmonary veins adjacent to pulmonary arteries, abnormal alveoli with thickened interstitia and abnormal capillary ... Pulmonary vasodilators like sildenafil or inhaled nitric oxide can be used to reduce pulmonary blood pressures. For those with ... MacMahon HE (July 1948). "Congenital alveolar dysplasia; a developmental anomaly involving pulmonary alveoli". Pediatrics. 2 (1 ... ACD-causing mutations result in abnormal development of lung vasculature and alveoli. In ACD, the interstitium of alveoli is ...
Desplechain C.; Foliguet B.; Barrat E.; Grignon G.; Touati F. (1983). "[The pores of Kohn in pulmonary alveoli]". Bull Eur ... 2005). Paediatric pulmonary function testing : 41 tables ([Online-Ausg.] ed.). Basel [u.a.]: Karger. pp. 6. ISBN 3-8055-7753-2 ... The pores of Kohn (also known as interalveolar connections or alveolar pores) are discrete holes in walls of adjacent alveoli. ... They also equalize the pressure in adjacent alveoli and, combined with increased distribution of surfactant, thus play an ...
... is an hyperplasia of pneumocytes lining pulmonary alveoli. Pulmonary atypical adenomatous hyperplasia ...
West, John B. (1 February 2013). "Marcello Malpighi and the discovery of the pulmonary capillaries and alveoli". American ... In 1661 he identified and described the pulmonary and capillary network connecting small arteries with small veins. Malpighi's ... structures now known as alveoli he used to describe the air pathway as continuous inhalation and exhalation with the alveoli at ... with the dissection of sheep and other mammals where he would inject black ink into the pulmonary artery. Tracing the inks ...
The pulmonary alveoli fill with fluid or pus making it difficult to breathe. Pneumonia can be caused by bacteria, viruses, ... which cause leaking of fluid into the alveoli. The combination of cellular destruction and fluid-filled alveoli interrupts the ... There, the virus invades the cells lining the airways and the alveoli. This invasion often leads to cell death either through ... Colby, Thomas V.; Zaki, Sherif R.; Feddersen, Richard M.; Nolte, Kurt B. (October 2000). "Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Is ...
Its anticholinergic properties can theoretically relax the pulmonary alveoli and reduce phlegm production. Spasmolytic and ...
The frontal bone has no alveolus (hollow cavity in bone. Not the same structure as a pulmonary alveolus) above it. The front ...
This process occurs in the pulmonary capillaries adjacent to the alveoli of the lungs. The oxygen then travels through the ... This elevation may be caused by congenital heart disease, cor pulmonale, pulmonary fibrosis, too much erythropoietin, or ... such as those present in the alveoli), the relaxed (high affinity, R) state is favoured. Inversely, at low partial pressures ( ...
"Mitochondrial transfer from bone-marrow-derived stromal cells to pulmonary alveoli protects against acute lung injury". Nature ... Bone marrow-derived stem cells (BMSCs) injected into mice with acute lung injury transfer their mitochondria to lung alveoli ...
Aspirated water that reaches the alveoli destroys the pulmonary surfactant, which causes pulmonary edema and decreased lung ... Specifically, upon reaching the alveoli, hypotonic liquid found in freshwater dilutes pulmonary surfactant, destroying the ... Even small quantities can cause the extrusion of liquid into the lungs (pulmonary edema) over the following hours; this reduces ... Comparatively, aspiration of hypertonic seawater draws liquid from the plasma into the alveoli and similarly causes damage to ...
April 2012). "Mitochondrial transfer from bone-marrow-derived stromal cells to pulmonary alveoli protects against acute lung ...
Eventually, the L3 larvae enter the lungs through the pulmonary capillaries and break out into the alveoli. They then travel up ... Additionally, cough and pneumonitis may result as the larvae begin to break into the alveoli and travel up the trachea. Then ...
Most gas exchange occurs in the pulmonary region due to the alveoli, which contain a large surface area. Scientists have ... Insoluble particles that enter the pulmonary region cause swelling of the alveoli, coughing, and shortness of breath. Carbon ... Since the gas takes time to build up in the pulmonary region, an inhaled concentration of 600 ppm would cause a headache and ... High CO levels build up in the pulmonary region over several hours, and equilibrate with inhaled CO concentrations. Exposure to ...
... hyperplasia of pneumocytes lining pulmonary alveoli). Several synonymous terms have been done for this entity: adenomatoid ... Well-demarcated, nodular lesions ranging 2-5 mm in pulmonary parenchyma. Type II pneumocytes without nuclear atypia lined ... "Tuberous sclerosis complex complicated by pulmonary multinodular shadows". Internal Medicine (Tokyo, Japan). 45 (5): 275-8. doi ...
For the structures in mammalian lungs, see pulmonary alveolus.. Air sacs are spaces within an organism where there is the ... "Pulmonary function and metabolic physiology of theropod dinosaurs". Science. 283 (5401): 514-516. Bibcode:1999Sci...283..514R ... "Basic avian pulmonary design and flow-through ventilation in non-avian theropod dinosaurs". Nature. 436 (7048): 253-256. ...
Pulmonary alveolus - Hollow cavity found in the lungs, for a discussion of gas pressure in the lung. Apnea - Suspension of ... Suctioning of pulmonary oedema fluid should be balanced against the need for oxygenisation. The target of ventilation is to ... It is a protective reflex against pulmonary aspiration; this reflex may be triggered when the vocal cords or the area of the ...
Red hepatization is when there are red blood cells, neutrophils, and fibrin in the pulmonary alveolus/ alveoli; it precedes ...
The characteristic radiographic appearance is that of pulmonary hyperlucency, caused by overdistention of the alveoli in ... Swyer, PR; James, GCW (1953). "A case of unilateral pulmonary emphysema". Thorax. 8 (2): 133-136. doi:10.1136/thx.8.2.133. PMC ...
... pulmonary alveoli, renal tubules, and the Bowman's capsules in renal corpuscles. TLR2 is also expressed by intestinal ...
... smoke inhaled by burning poison sumac leads to life-threatening pulmonary edema whereby fluid enters the alveoli. Toxicodendron ...
The respiratory bronchioles supply the alveoli in each acinus and is accompanied by a pulmonary artery branch. Each lobule is ... "Secondary pulmonary lobule". radiopaedia.org. Retrieved 10 August 2019.. *^ a b c d e f g h i Stanton, Bruce M.; Koeppen, Bruce ... A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that becomes lodged in the pulmonary arteries. The majority of emboli arise because of ... At birth the lungs are very undeveloped with only around one sixth of the alveoli of the adult lung present.[47] The alveoli ...
Once within the terminal bronchioles and alveoli, the meconium triggers inflammation, pulmonary edema, vasoconstriction, ... Chronic hypoxia will lead to an increase in pulmonary vascular smooth muscle tone and persistent pulmonary hypertension causing ... Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) is the failure of the foetal circulation to adapt to extra-uterine conditions after ... It functions to lower surface tension (to allow for lung expansion during inspiration), stabilise alveoli at the end of ...
Pulmonary barotrauma is lung injury that results from the hyperinflation of alveoli past the rupture point. The effects of PEEP ... cardiac index pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP), preload, arterial blood pressure Increase in: Intrathoracic pressure, ... "Pattern of lung emptying and expiratory resistance in mechanically ventilated patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary ... RV afterload (CVP and PAP) lung functional residual capacity Pulmonary barotrauma can be caused. ...
Once there, it burrows through the pulmonary alveoli and travels up the trachea, where it is swallowed and carried to the small ...
Increased permeability of the lung vessels causes leaking of fluids into alveoli, which results in pulmonary edema and acute ... and pulmonary embolism. Sepsis requires immediate treatment with intravenous fluids and antimicrobials. Ongoing care often ... pulmonary embolism, thyrotoxicosis, anaphylaxis, adrenal insufficiency, and neurogenic shock. Hyperinflammatory syndromes such ...
Each respiratory bronchiole supplies the alveoli held in each acinus accompanied by a pulmonary artery branch. ... A pulmonary lobule is the portion of the lung ventilated by one bronchiole. Bronchioles are approximately 1 mm or less in ... Alveoli only become present when the conducting zone changes to the respiratory zone, from the sixteenth through the twenty- ... The respiratory bronchioles deliver air to the exchange surfaces of the lungs.[3] They are interrupted by alveoli which are ...
... pulmonary capillaries) into the airspaces (alveoli). SIPE usually occurs during heavy exertion in conditions of water immersion ... Swimming induced pulmonary edema occurs when fluids from the blood leak abnormally from the small vessels of the lung ( ... Adir, Y.; Shupak, A; Gil, A; Peled, N; Keynan, Y; Domachevsky, L; Weiler-Ravell, D (2004). "Swimming-Induced Pulmonary Edema: ... Pons, M; Blickenstorfer, D; Oechslin, E; Hold, G; Greminger, P; Franzeck, UK; Russi, EW (1995). "Pulmonary oedema in healthy ...
... nutrient-rich environment of the pulmonary alveoli. Germination occurs both extracellularly or in type II pneumocyte endosomes ... Due to the small size of conidia, many of them deposit in alveoli, where they interact with epithelial and innate effector ... Additionally, A. fumigatus can cause chronic pulmonary infections, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, or allergic disease ... invasive pulmonary aspergillosis) mouse models. SrbA knockout mutants do not show any signs of in vitro growth in low oxygen, ...
... as happens to the walls of some of the pulmonary alveoli in emphysema. Trabecular bone, also called cancellous bone, is porous ...
Examples include pulmonary function testing (e.g. nitrogen washout test, diffusion capacity testing (carbon monoxide, helium, ... Hyperinflation or hyperaeration is where the lung volume is abnormally increased, with increased filling of the alveoli. This ... This negative pressure generates airflow because of the pressure difference between the atmosphere and alveolus. Air enters, ... inflating the lung through either the nose or the mouth into the pharynx (throat) and trachea before entering the alveoli.[ ...
Marik, PE (May 2011). "Pulmonary aspiration syndromes". Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine. 17 (3): 148-54. doi:10.1097/MCP. ... Ang baga ay naglalaman ng maraming maliliit na mga bulbo, mga bumbilya, o mga sako na tinatawag na mga alveolus (isahan) o ... pulmonary edema (pagkakaroon ng tubig sa baga), bronchiectasis (paglapad ng mga bronchi), kanser sa baga, at pulmonary emboli ( ... George, Ronald B. (2005). Chest medicine : essentials of pulmonary and critical care medicine (ika-5th ed. (na) edisyon). ...
"Pulmonary Advanced Physical Diagnosis: Physiology". Loyola University Medical Education Network. Loyola University Chicago. ... Oxygen and carbon dioxide switch places between a capillary (part of the bloodstream) and an alveolus (an air sac in the lungs ... For example, people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often use an inhaler when they have trouble ...
... and pulmonary hemorrhage (excess RBC's in the interstitium or alveoli can absorb CO and artificially increase the DLCO capacity ... "Chapter 14.1 Pulmonary Function Testing". ACP Medicine. Decker Intellectual Properties. Retrieved 29 April 2011.. ... Spirometry (meaning the measuring of breath) is the most common of the pulmonary function tests (PFTs). It measures lung ... George, Ronald B. (2005). Chest medicine: essentials of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p ...
On the right are lungs damaged by COPD with an inset showing a cross-section of damaged bronchioles and alveoli. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.. *Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Curlie ... "Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)". WHO. Retrieved 5 June 2019. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is not ... pulmonary rehabilitation appears to improve the overall quality of life and the ability to exercise.[109][110] If pulmonary ...
Pulmonary edema rarely occurs because mustard rarely affects the lung parenchyma and alveoli. Methyl isocyanate is an ... 2008) Trial of prophylactic inhaled steroids to prevent or reduce pulmonary function decline, pulmonary symptoms, and airway ... 2008) Trial of prophylactic inhaled steroids to prevent or reduce pulmonary function decline, pulmonary symptoms, and airway ... 12 h before symptoms of pulmonary edema develop. Acute lung injury (ALI), also called non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema, is ...
The azygos vein arches over it from behind; and the right pulmonary artery lies at first below and then in front of it. About 2 ... The alveolar ducts and alveoli consist primarily of simple squamous epithelium, which permits rapid diffusion of oxygen and ... Eparterial refers to its position above the right pulmonary artery. The right bronchus now passes below the artery, and is ... It can have multiple variations and, although usually asymptomatic, it can be the root cause of pulmonary disease such as a ...
Alveoli are the small sacs in the lungs that exchange oxygen with the blood. If the alveoli, and thereby the lungs, are ... Thomas, IT; Smith, DW (June 1974). "Oligohydramnios, cause of the nonrenal features of Potter's syndrome, including pulmonary ... The fetal urine is critical to the proper development of the lungs by aiding in the expansion of the airways - alveoli, by ... These infants will eventually die as either a result of pulmonary hypoplasia or renal failure. ...
These are also called pulmonary alveoli. These alveoli are located at the ends of the air passageways in the lungs. They have ... An alveolus (plural: alveoli) is a word used in anatomy for hollow cavities, which are empty areas within a body. ... Although there are many different types of alveoli in the body, the word alveoli is usually used to talk about small air sacs ... "Alveoli: Gas Exchange and Host Defense". Functional Ultrastructure: An Atlas of Tissue Biology and Pathology. Springer Vienna. ...
Textbook of pulmonary and critical care medicine. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers. hlm. 242. ISBN 978-93-5025-073 ... dan bukannya alveoli.[73] ... essentials of pulmonary and critical care medicine (Edisi ke- ... Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease". Applied therapeutics: the clinical use of drugs (Edisi ke-9th). Philadelphia: ... Ramsey, CD; Celedón JC (January 2005). "The hygiene hypothesis and asthma". Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine 11 (1): 14-20 ...
This process occurs in the pulmonary capillaries adjacent to the alveoli of the lungs. The oxygen then travels through the ... This elevation may be caused by congenital heart disease, cor pulmonale, pulmonary fibrosis, too much erythropoietin, or ... such as those present in the alveoli), the relaxed (high affinity, R) state is favoured. Inversely, at low partial pressures ( ...
Miraras kareng baga ing dayang milako oxygen ibat king pusu; dadalan iti king pulmonary cavity (lukib da reng baga), at kaybat ... Arung • Nasal cavity • Pharynx • Larynx • Trachea • Baga • Bronchi • Alveoli • Conducting zone • Respiratory zone. ... Miyayalis (diffused) king pupulayan ning daya (bloodstream) ing oxygen ibat king angin kilub da reng alveoli, lipat da reng ... da reng alveoli (suput-suputan ning angin) - a babye misnang kalapad a lugal para king pamaglibe rang gases (angin) deng baga ...
The lungs in amphibians are primitive compared to those of amniotes, possessing few internal septa and large alveoli, and ... When the ventricle starts contracting, deoxygenated blood is pumped through the pulmonary artery to the lungs. Continued ...
... the fragile membrane separating blood in the pulmonary capillaries from the air-filled alveoli) and consequent hemorrhage into ... High pulmonary blood pressures[edit]. The most widely accepted theory is that high transmural pressures lead to pulmonary ... Pulmonary capillary transmural pressure is determined by pulmonary capillary pressure and airway pressure. The horse has very ... Hinchcliff, Kenneth W. "Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage". Pulmonary Hemorrhage (PDF). Versailles, Kentucky: Kentucky ...
Fink effect, or diffusion hypoxia, a factor that influences the partial pressure of oxygen within the pulmonary alveolus ... This is known as hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction, or "HPV".[33] Chronic[edit]. When the pulmonary capillary pressure remains ... such as a pulmonary embolus, or alterations in the partial pressure of oxygen in the environment or lung alveoli, such as may ... pulmonary capillary pressures of 40 to 45 mm Hg have been measured without the development of lethal pulmonary edema.[Guytun ...
Pulmonary surfactants are also naturally secreted by type II cells of the lung alveoli in mammals. ... Pulmonary surfactant is produced in lungs in order to facilitate breathing by increasing total lung capacity, TLC, and lung ... One example of pharmaceutical pulmonary surfactants is Survanta (beractant) or its generic form Beraksurf produced by Abbvie ...
... is also found in the epithelia of air passages, pulmonary alveoli, renal tubules, and the Bowman's capsules in renal ...
The pulmonary capillaries surround the parabronchi in the manner shown (blood flowing from below the parabronchus to above it ... Avian lungs do not have alveoli as mammalian lungs do. Instead they contain millions of narrow passages known as parabronchi, ... When the contents of all capillaries mix, the final partial pressure of oxygen of the mixed pulmonary venous blood is higher ... The anatomy of bird's respiratory system, showing the relationships of the trachea, primary and intra-pulmonary bronchi, the ...
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease[edit]. Main article: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary ... The alveoli are tiny air sacs in the lungs where gas exchange takes place. The mean number of alveoli in a human lung is 480 ... 1 January 2004). "The number of alveoli in the human lung". American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 169 (1 ... Most of the respiratory tract exists merely as a piping system for air to travel in the lungs, and alveoli are the only part of ...
After inhalation into the alveoli, there is rapid multiplication of the organism in the lung tissue, sometimes spreading via ... Queiroz-Telles, Flavio; Escuissato, Dante (December 2011). "Pulmonary Paracoccidioidomycosis". Seminars in Respiratory and ... Both pulmonary and extrapulmonary involvement is common.[10] ...
... substance of the lung outside of the circulatory system that is involved with gas exchange and includes the pulmonary alveoli ... and respiratory bronchioles,[7] though some authors include only the alveoli.[8] ...
... are believed to be responsible for pulmonary damage and for loss of elasticity in the alveoli, leading to emphysema and COPD. ... Pulmonary[edit]. Since establishing causation through experimental trials was not possible due to ethical restrictions, a ... Smoking is a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (including emphysema ... Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) caused by smoking, is a permanent, incurable (often terminal) reduction of ...
Textbook of pulmonary and critical care medicine. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers. hlm. 242. ISBN 978-93-5025-073 ... dan bukannya alveoli.[73] ... essentials of pulmonary and critical care medicine (edisi ke- ... Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease". Applied therapeutics: the clinical use of drugs (edisi ke-9th). Philadelphia: ... Ramsey, CD (2005). "The hygiene hypothesis and asthma". Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine. 11 (1): 14-20. doi:10.1097/01. ...
Pulmonary: barotrauma (volutrauma), pulmonary embolism (PE), pulmonary fibrosis, ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) ... There are normal alveoli which are always inflated and engaging in gas exchange, flooded alveoli which can never, under any ... pulmonary artery wedge pressure , 18 mmHg (obtained by pulmonary artery catheterization). *if no measured LA pressure available ... fat emboli and reperfusion pulmonary edema after lung transplantation or pulmonary embolectomy. However, the majority of these ...
In pulmonary hypertension due to lung diseases and/or hypoxia (WHO Group III), low levels of oxygen in the alveoli (due to ... "How Is Pulmonary Hypertension Diagnosed?". National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.. *^ a b c d e f g Frank Gaillard. " ... pulmonary hypertension or 'pulmonary venous hypertension'). However, in some patients, the raised pressure in the pulmonary ... radio/583 med/1962 Secondary pulmonary hypertension Pediatric primary pulmonary hypertension Persistent newborn pulmonary ...
It is a condition where the alveoli are deflated down to little or no volume, as distinct from pulmonary consolidation, in ... Since oxygen is exchanged at the alveoli-capillary membrane, nitrogen is a major component for the alveoli's state of inflation ... This is helpful, as partially inflated alveoli can be expanded more easily than collapsed alveoli. Sometimes additional ... Another common cause is pulmonary tuberculosis. Smokers and the elderly are also at an increased risk. Outside of this context ...
Hyperventilation is then described as increased ventilation of the alveoli (which can occur through increased rate or depth of ... pulmonary embolism, asthma, COPD, laryngospasm, allergic reaction causing airway edema, foreign body aspiration, ...
ಈ ಕ್ರಿಯೆ ಕಿರುಉಸಿರುಗುಳಿ (alveolus)ಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಯುವುದು. ಒಂದು ಕಿರುಉಸಿರುಗುಳಿ (alveolus) ಒಂದು ಟೊಳ್ಳಾದ ಕುಹರದ ರೂಪ ಹೊಂದಿರುವ ಒಂದು ಅಂಗ ರಚನೆ. ... Pulmonary Artery; 3. Pulmonary Vein; 4. Mitral Valve; 5. Aortic Valve; 6.Left Ventricle;7.Right Ventricle;; 8. Left Atrium;; 9 ... ಹೀಗೆ ಬಲ ಮತ್ತು ಎಡ ಶ್ವಾಸರಕ್ತನಾಳ (left and right pulmonary arteries [one for each lung]), ಮೂಲಕ ಹರಿಯುವ ಮಲಿನ ರಕ್ತ ಶ್ವಾಸಕೊಶಗಳಿಗೆ ... ಶ್ವಾಸಕೋಶದಿಂದ ಹೊರಟ ಶುದ್ಧ ರಕ್ತವು ಶ್ವಾಸ ಶುದ್ಧರಕ್ತನಾಳಗಳ (the pulmonary vein) ಮೂಲಕ ಎಡ ಹೃತ್ಕರಣವನ್ನು ಹೋಗಿ ಸೇರುತ್ತದೆ.[೧೨] ...
A pulmonary alveolus (plural: alveoli, from Latin alveolus, "little cavity") is a hollow cup-shaped cavity found in the lung ... Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis is a rare lung disorder of small stone formation in the alveoli. A pulmonary contusion is a ... The alveoli are located in the alveolar sacs of the lungs in the pulmonary lobules of the respiratory zone, representing the ... Each alveolus is wrapped in a fine mesh of capillaries covering about 70% of its area. The diameter of an alveolus is between ...
... travels through numerous passageways called bronchi and then flows into approximately 300,000,000 alveoli at the ends of the ... Pulmonary alveolus, any of the small air spaces in the lungs where carbon dioxide leaves the blood and oxygen enters it. Air, ... Pulmonary alveolus, plural pulmonary alveoli, any of the small air spaces in the lungs where carbon dioxide leaves the blood ... into close apposition with the pulmonary air spaces (alveoli), where the pressure of oxygen is relatively high. Oxygen diffuses ...
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  • Alveoli are particular to mammalian lungs. (wikipedia.org)
  • The alveoli are located in the alveolar sacs of the lungs in the pulmonary lobules of the respiratory zone, representing the smallest functional units in the respiratory tract. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pulmonary alveolus , plural pulmonary alveoli , any of the small air spaces in the lungs where carbon dioxide leaves the blood and oxygen enters it. (britannica.com)
  • Air, entering the lungs during inhalation , travels through numerous passageways called bronchi and then flows into approximately 300,000,000 alveoli at the ends of the bronchioles, or lesser air passages. (britannica.com)
  • The alveoli are found in the respiratory zone of the lungs. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Deoxygenated blood from the heart is pumped through the pulmonary artery to the lungs, where oxygen diffuses into blood and is exchanged for carbon dioxide in the hemoglobin of the erythrocytes . (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • 1 In human lungs, there are about 700 million alveoli that produce 70m 2 of surface area. (biology-online.org)
  • A typical pair of human lungs contain about 300 million alveoli, producing 70 m 2 (750 sq ft) of surface area. (jakearchibald.com)
  • The correct answer is D. Alveoli are found in the parenchyma of the lungs at the terminal end of the respiratory tree. (mcatquestionoftheday.com)
  • Alveoli in the lungs of mammals are the key structure in facilitating the exchange of CO2 and O2 across the alveolar membrane by pumping CO2 rich blood from the body into the oxygen rich alveoli and allowing the exchange to occur through diffusion, not active transport. (mcatquestionoftheday.com)
  • A picture showing alveoli in the lungs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although there are many different types of alveoli in the body, the word alveoli is usually used to talk about small air sacs in the lungs of mammals . (wikipedia.org)
  • These alveoli are located at the ends of the air passageways in the lungs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pulmonary Disorders is often caused by the decrease or compression of air flow paths that prevent air flows in lungs or respiratory system pathways. (curejunction.com)
  • Bronchiectasis is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in which mucus accumulates and sticks in the airways of the lungs, called bronchi. (curejunction.com)
  • Chronic bronchitis is a common type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in which the air passages in the lungs, called the bronchi are repeatedly inflamed, leading to scarring of the bronchi walls. (curejunction.com)
  • Aside from the respiratory tubing, the lungs are made up of the alveoli, which are small, spherical air sacs. (crossfit.com)
  • Alveolar capillary dysplasia (ACD) is a rare, congenital diffuse lung disease characterized by abnormal blood vessels in the lungs that cause highly elevated pulmonary blood pressure and an inability to effectively oxygenate and remove carbon dioxide from the blood. (wikipedia.org)
  • The alveoli are closely connected with the capillary system of the lungs. (doccheck.com)
  • Alveoli are the air sacs at the end of the respiratory tree of the lungs an are vital to respiration. (reference.com)
  • Air is carried to the lungs in the trachea and bronchi and then to the alveoli in bronchioles. (reference.com)
  • How Does Cigarette Smoke Affect Alveoli in the Lungs? (verywellmind.com)
  • Alveoli (singular is alveolus) are tiny, delicate air sacs deep within the lungs. (verywellmind.com)
  • How Many Alveoli Are in the Lungs? (verywellmind.com)
  • When we inhale, air enters the lungs and travel through passageways to reach 300,000,000 alveoli. (verywellmind.com)
  • When air is inhaled into the lungs, elastin allows alveoli to expand, and upon exhalation, spring back to their original size. (verywellmind.com)
  • The total surface area of all alveoli in a healthy adult set of lungs is approximately 70 square meters, or 800 square feet (approximately the size of half a tennis court). (verywellmind.com)
  • Pulmonary edema occurs when fluid accumulates in the air sacs of the lungs - the alveoli - making it difficult to breathe. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Pulmonary edema is a condition involving fluid buildup in the lungs. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • During normal breathing, the small air sacs in the lungs - alveoli - fill up with air. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The bronchioles lead to the respiratory zone of the lungs, which consists of respiratory bronchioles, alveolar ducts, and the alveoli , the multi-lobulated sacs in which most of the gas exchange occurs. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • For the structures in mammalian lungs, see pulmonary alveolus . (wikipedia.org)
  • Together, the lungs contain approximately 2,400 kilometres (1,500 mi) of airways and 300 to 500 million alveoli. (wikipedia.org)
  • The lungs have a unique blood supply, receiving deoxygenated blood from the heart in the pulmonary circulation for the purposes of receiving oxygen and releasing carbon dioxide, and a separate supply of oxygenated blood to the tissue of the lungs, in the bronchial circulation . (wikipedia.org)
  • Pneumonia damages the pulmonary air sacs in the lungs called alveoli. (reference.com)
  • To test the pulmonary recruitment of platelets by PNX, we carried out flow cytometry analysis of platelet-specific marker CD41 (also known as ITGA2B) in total cells retrieved from the remaining lobes of pneumonectomized lungs. (nature.com)
  • Methods and Results -NO min was studied in 16 patients with severe pulmonary hypertension and in 16 isolated porcine lungs with experimentally induced pulmonary hypertension. (ahajournals.org)
  • 8 Conventional delivery (NO CD ), which distributes inhaled NO throughout the lungs, can, however, worsen gas exchange in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (ahajournals.org)
  • The average person has a total of about 300 million gas-filled alveoli in the lungs. (faqs.org)
  • The pulmonary alveoli of the lungs can also contain hyaline masses. (wisegeek.com)
  • An extremely rare disease, caused by this calcium build-up in the lungs, is called pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis, which is characterized by extreme calcification of the lungs. (wisegeek.com)
  • Pulmonary edema is a buildup of fluid in the alveoli (air sacs) of your lungs. (drugs.com)
  • Your lungs are basically a long series of tubes that branch out from your nose and mouth (from trachea to bronchi to bronchioles) and end in little thin-walled air sacs called alveoli. (howstuffworks.com)
  • In guinea pigs exposed to 100 percent oxygen at normal air pressure for 48 hours, fluid accumulates in the lungs and the epithelial cells lining the alveoli. (howstuffworks.com)
  • The alveoli are thin, microscopic air sacs within the lungs (fig. 1-40). (free-ed.net)
  • Changes to the volume and air pressure in the lungs trigger pulmonary ventilation. (visiblebody.com)
  • Pulmonary" refers to the lungs' tiny air sacs (alveoli), where oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged. (nationwidechildrens.org)
  • The respiratory bronchioles lead into alveolar ducts which are deeply lined with alveoli. (wikipedia.org)
  • the cells that will become the alveoli begin to appear at the end of these bronchioles. (wikipedia.org)
  • Another type of cell, known as an alveolar macrophage , resides on the internal surfaces of the air cavities of the alveoli, the alveolar ducts, and the bronchioles. (britannica.com)
  • These pulmonary alveoli are spherical outcroppings of the respiratory bronchioles and are the primary sites of gas exchange with the blood . (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • The alveolar sacs, which connect to the bronchioles via alveolar ducts, are in the form of clusters of alveoli, with each of the alveoli resembling individual grapes within a bunch. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Pulmonary alveoli are the thin-walled saclike terminal dilations of the respiratory bronchioles, alveolar ducts, and alveolar sacs across which gas exchange occurs between alveolar air and the pulmonary capillaries. (biology-online.org)
  • The bronchi divide into smaller airways, called bronchioles, eventually resulting in clusters of tiny air sacs, called alveoli. (curejunction.com)
  • The second division, the respiratory zone, is comprises the terminal and respiratory bronchioles, the alveolar ducts, and alveoli. (crossfit.com)
  • Figure 2: Alveoli are densely packed around bronchioles at their terminus. (crossfit.com)
  • Of these, pulmonary emphysema, characterised by permanent destruction of the lung parenchyma distal to the terminal bronchioles accompanied by various degrees of inflammation, is emerging as a distinct source of morbidity for patients infected with HIV. (bmj.com)
  • These divide into the respiratory bronchioles of the respiratory zone which divide into alveolar ducts that give rise to the alveolar sacs that contain the alveoli , where gas exchange takes place. (wikipedia.org)
  • Alveoli are also sparsely present on the walls of the respiratory bronchioles and alveolar ducts. (wikipedia.org)
  • The human lung contains about 480 million alveoli (Weibel 2008), representing a total surface area of about 70-90 square meters (m 2 ). (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • In an average human lung, there are 480 million alveoli. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is estimated that humans have between 300 and 400 million alveoli. (doccheck.com)
  • A pulmonary alveolus (plural: alveoli, from Latin alveolus, "little cavity") is a hollow cup-shaped cavity found in the lung parenchyma where gas exchange takes place. (wikipedia.org)
  • Alveolus (plural: alveoli), or pulmonary alveolus , informally known as air sac , is any of the innumerable minuscule, thin-walled, capillary-rich hollow cavities in the mammalian lung that serve as the primary sites of gas exchange between the atmosphere and the blood . (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Pulmonary alveolus (plural form:alveoli) is an integral component of the mammalian respiratory system, which of the following characteristics describes this component? (mcatquestionoftheday.com)
  • Because experimental studies have shown that intact alveolar epithelial fluid transport function is critical for resolution of pulmonary edema and acute lung injury, we measured net alveolar fluid clearance in 79 patients with acute lung injury or the acute respiratory distress syndrome. (nih.gov)
  • Pulmonary edema fluid and plasma were sampled serially in the first 4 hours after intubation. (nih.gov)
  • In summary, in contrast to hydrostatic pulmonary edema, alveolar fluid clearance in patients with acute lung injury and the acute respiratory distress syndrome is impaired in the majority of patients, and maximal alveolar fluid clearance is associated with better clinical outcomes. (nih.gov)
  • What are the most common causes of pulmonary edema? (brainscape.com)
  • At what capillary pressure does a pulmonary edema occur? (brainscape.com)
  • What is pulmonary edema? (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Pulmonary edema can be acute (sudden onset) or chronic (occurring more slowly over time). (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The most common cause of pulmonary edema is congestive heart failure , where the heart cannot keep up with the demands of the body. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Treatment of pulmonary edema usually focuses on improving respiratory function and dealing with the source of the problem. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Sudden onset (acute) pulmonary edema is a medical emergency. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Pulmonary edema can be acute or chronic. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • If tests show that the pulmonary edema is because of a problem in the circulatory system, the patient will be treated with intravenous medications to help remove fluid volume and control blood pressure . (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Pulmonary edema occurs when the alveoli are flooded. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Pulmonary edema that is due to a direct problem with the heart is called cardiogenic. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Pulmonary edema can result from fluids leaking into the alveoli (air sacs) of the lung. (encyclopedia.com)
  • B) acute pneumonia: edema, congestion, and leukocyte cells exudation in the pulmonary alveoli (x10). (cdc.gov)
  • Heart and lung problems , such as hypotension (low blood pressure) and pulmonary edema may occur. (drugs.com)
  • Spread of cytosolic Ca2+ through intercellular gap junctions to adjoining, uninfected alveoli caused pulmonary edema. (jci.org)
  • An increase in pulmonary vascular pressure accounts for the increased alveolar flooding seen in cardiogenic pulmonary edema. (frontiersin.org)
  • Summary schematic for role of cytokines in mediating pulmonary edema and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). (frontiersin.org)
  • In the alveolar walls there are interconnecting air passages between the alveoli known as the pores of Kohn. (wikipedia.org)
  • The relatively low solubility (and hence rate of diffusion) of oxygen necessitates the large internal surface area (about 80 square m [96 square yards]) and very thin walls of the alveoli. (britannica.com)
  • The walls of the alveoli are but one-cell thick and each alveolus is tightly wrapped in blood vessels (capillaries). (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • In some alveolar walls there are pores between alveoli called pores of Kohn. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • As such, the walls of the alveoli need to be healthy and elastic. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • It also reduces the stickiness of the inner walls of the alveoli, preventing alveolar collapse. (crossfit.com)
  • Homozygotes develop severe polycystic renal disease, with an onset as early as a few weeks of age, and emphysema, with swollen alveoli and breakdown of alveolar walls. (jax.org)
  • These capillaries and the walls of alveoli share a very thin membrane that allows oxygen from inhaled air to pass through the walls of alveoli and enter the bloodstream via the capillaries. (verywellmind.com)
  • Over time, the toxins from inhaled cigarette smoke break the thin walls of alveoli, leaving larger, less efficient air sacs. (verywellmind.com)
  • this is made up of alveoli air sacs whose interstital walls are lined with blood capillaries. (sciencephoto.com)
  • Gas diffusion occurs rapidly across the walls of the alveoli and nearby capillaries. (faqs.org)
  • Another characteristic histologic finding is the presence of a pulmonary vein located next to a pulmonary artery and bronchus in the same bronchovascular bundle. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hypoxia increases pressure in the pulmonary artery. (brainscape.com)
  • In supine animals, pulmonary artery pressure (PAP), pulmonary wedge pressure (PWP), and right atrial pressure (RAP) in 9 animals, together with right carotid artery pressure (SAP), were measured. (ahajournals.org)
  • The isolated lung was perfused with autologous blood and circulated to the pulmonary artery with a roller pump (model 5001R, Watson Marlow, Manchester). (ahajournals.org)
  • Type I cells, also called type I pneumocytes, or type I alveolar cells, are squamous, thin and flat and form the structure of the alveoli. (wikipedia.org)
  • they are thin and flat epithelial lining cells, that form the structure of the alveoli. (wikipedia.org)
  • Stoppage of drug administration for 2 weeks after treatment , did not succeed in restoration of the normal histological structure of the alveoli. (bvsalud.org)
  • How does the structure of the alveoli make gas exchange efficient? (reference.com)
  • Diffusion Oxygen and carbon dioxide pass between the alveoli and the pulmonary capillary blood by diffusion, the passive tendency of molecules to move from a region of higher to one of lower concentration (Plate 16). (google.com.au)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung conditions that interfere with normal breathing, including chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, emphysema and alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency. (curejunction.com)
  • A disease associated with smoking in which alveoli are destroyed is known as A. chronic bronchitis. (weegy.com)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema , and can be related to smoking or exposure to harmful substances . (wikipedia.org)
  • Dr. Desai has a special interest in understanding the development and progression of diseases like IPF, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and lung adenocarcinoma, as well as in understanding how native lung stem cells function to repair the lung gas exchange surface after injury. (stanford.edu)
  • Patients with chronic lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis, exhibited increased DPP4 immunostaining in alveolar epithelia (type I and II cells) and alveolar macrophages with similar trends in reactive mesothelia. (nih.gov)
  • HZI / Manfred Rohde Chronic bronchitis, sarcoidosis and pulmonary emphysema have one thing in common: The afflicted patients suffer from chronic lung symptoms. (helmholtz-hzi.de)
  • Researchers from the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute and Nippon Medical School in Japan have identified a protein likely to be involved in the exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (medicalxpress.com)
  • Pulmonary vascular resistance is chronically elevated in pulmonary arterial diseases such as scleroderma, idiopathic pulmonary hypertension (IPAH--previously called primary pulmonary hypertension) and chronic thromboembolism. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • It is also chronically elevated in lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Pulmonary emphysema is a chronic degenerative lung disease characterised by an imbalance between alveolar destruction and repair which results in the progressive destruction of pulmonary alveoli and chronic respiratory failure. (bmj.com)
  • alveoli ) is a word used in anatomy for hollow cavities, which are empty areas within a body. (wikipedia.org)
  • This Anatomy Coloring Book page depicts a cut away view of a bronchiole and alveoli. (smartimagebase.com)
  • Damage to the fragile connections between alveoli will result in emphysema mostly caused by smoking. (curejunction.com)
  • A disease associated with smoking in which alveoli are destroyed is known as emphysema. (weegy.com)
  • A better understanding of the pathogenesis of HIV associated pulmonary emphysema may provide clues and therapeutic targets that have broader application in this disease, including cigarette smoke induced emphysema. (bmj.com)
  • All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) stimulates elastin synthesis by lung fibroblasts and induces alveolar regeneration in animal models of pulmonary emphysema. (bmj.com)
  • Pulmonary emphysema fibroblasts fail to express elastin under ATRA stimulation. (bmj.com)
  • This alteration in the retinoic acid signalling pathway in lung fibroblasts may contribute to the defect of alveolar repair in human pulmonary emphysema. (bmj.com)
  • In a study of mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified a new molecular pathway involved in the growth of tiny air sacs called alveoli that are crucial for breathing. (medicalxpress.com)
  • The alveolar sacs are made up of millions of tiny, exceptionally thin-walled air sacs called alveoli. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Surrounding each alveolus are small, thin-walled blood vessels, called pulmonary capillaries. (howstuffworks.com)
  • The alveoli consist of an epithelial layer of simple squamous epithelium (very thin, flattened cells), and an extracellular matrix surrounded by capillaries. (wikipedia.org)
  • The alveoli consist of an epithelial layer and extracellular matrix surrounded by capillaries. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • An alveolus is one cell layer thick and made up of epithelial cells. (crossfit.com)
  • Adjacent alveoli are separated from each other by narrow alveolar septa , which are lined with alveolar epithelial cells (pneumocytes) on the luminal side. (doccheck.com)
  • After PNX, activated platelets stimulate SDF-1 receptors CXCR4 and CXCR7 on pulmonary capillary endothelial cells (PCECs) to deploy the angiocrine membrane-type metalloproteinase MMP14, stimulating alveolar epithelial cell (AEC) expansion and neo-alveolarization. (nature.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a disorder of epithelial cell dysfunction. (springer.com)
  • Fehrenbach H. Alveolar epithelial type II cell: defender of the alveolus revisited. (springer.com)
  • Multiple stromal populations contribute to pulmonary fibrosis without evidence for epithelial to mesenchymal transition. (springer.com)
  • ONE of the most important findings from ultrastructural research on the lung is that by electron microscopy the presence of an epithelial lining of the pulmonary alveoli has been proved. (questia.com)
  • Only the lateral cytoplasmic extensions of the alveolar epithelial cells cover those parts of the pulmonary capillaries where the gas exchange between air and blood takes place. (questia.com)
  • A pulmonary alveolus is a hollow cavity found in the lung parenchyma, and is the basic unit of ventilation. (reference.com)
  • Across the membrane oxygen is diffused into the capillaries and carbon dioxide released from the capillaries into the alveoli to be breathed out. (wikipedia.org)
  • Meanwhile, carbon dioxide from deoxygenated blood diffuses from the capillaries into the alveoli, and is expelled through exhalation. (visiblebody.com)
  • Acute RV decompensation may be a sudden, unpredictable event and produces significant perioperative morbidity and mortality, particularly in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • During exhalation, the carbon-dioxide-laden air is forced out of the alveoli through the same passageways. (britannica.com)
  • The blood brings carbon dioxide from the rest of the body for release into the alveoli, and the oxygen in these spherical structures is taken up by the blood in the alveolar blood vessels to be transported to all the cells in the body. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • The concentration of carbon dioxide is lower in the alveolus than in the red blood cells, so carbon dioxide leaves the red blood cells, enters the alveolus, and is exhaled . (wikipedia.org)
  • This reduction in capillaries and their misplacement away from the alveolar surface result in poor oxygenation and retention of carbon dioxide in the blood and high pulmonary blood pressure. (wikipedia.org)
  • This has been learned from measurement of the gas transfer of carbon monoxide (TLCO) and allows NO to reach the resistance pulmonary arteries. (ahajournals.org)
  • Between the capillaries and the alveolus is a thin wall (about 0.5 microns thick) through which various gases (oxygen, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen) pass. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Likewise, because the concentration of carbon dioxide is higher in the blood that's entering the capillaries than it is in the alveolar air, carbon dioxide passes from the blood to the alveoli. (howstuffworks.com)
  • The gases exchange across the alveolar wall and the air inside the alveoli becomes depleted of oxygen and rich in carbon dioxide. (howstuffworks.com)
  • dental alveoli the cavities or sockets of either jaw, in which the roots of the teeth are embedded. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • In dentistry , the term alveolus is used to denote the dental alveoli . (doccheck.com)
  • Doctors sometimes treat severe breathlessness with drugs like morphine when pulmonary fibrosis is advanced. (pulmonaryfibrosis.org)
  • From electron microscopic investigations of the respiratory surfaces of other vertebrates, other authors were able to confirm the existence of an uninterrupted cell lining of the pulmonary alveoli. (questia.com)
  • This respiratory process takes place through hundreds of millions of microscopic sacs called alveoli . (visiblebody.com)
  • The alveoli form clusters, called alveolar sacs , that resemble bunches of grapes. (britannica.com)
  • A single alveolus has a round to polygonal basic shape and has a diameter that is approx. (doccheck.com)
  • The size of a single alveolus has an approximate diameter of 200-500 microns, regardless of lung size. (verywellmind.com)
  • In infants, sub-pleural cavities (alveoli) were observed. (medscimonit.com)
  • High-quality images of visceral pleural microvessels as well as subpleural cavities, reflecting superficial alveoli, could be obtained in infants. (medscimonit.com)
  • In pulmonary ventilation, air is inhaled through the nasal and oral cavities (the nose and mouth). (visiblebody.com)
  • Inhaled NO is a selective pulmonary vasodilator, 1 2 and in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), it improves gas exchange. (ahajournals.org)
  • Each duct opens into five or six alveolar sacs into which clusters of alveoli open. (wikipedia.org)
  • By the same analogy , the alveolar ducts leading to the sacs are like the stems of individual grapes, but, unlike grapes, the alveolar sacs are pocketlike structures made up of several individual alveoli. (britannica.com)
  • The term alveolus also is used for anatomical structures connected to the trachea in some insects and for structures that are part of the bird and dinosaur respiratory system. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • We tested the hypothesis whether a novel handheld videomicroscope could be used for intraoperative detection of alveoli in surgical patients during mechanical ventilation. (medscimonit.com)
  • While intraoperative pulmonary embolism is a rare event, it is a significant cause of intraoperative cardiac arrest, particularly during orthopaedic surgery (10). (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Type I cells are involved in the process of gas exchange between the alveoli and blood. (wikipedia.org)
  • This thin lining enables a fast diffusion of gas exchange between the air in the alveoli and the blood in the surrounding capillaries. (wikipedia.org)
  • The oxygen-rich blood returns to the heart via the pulmonary veins to be pumped back into systemic circulation. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • through them, gas exchange takes place between alveolar gas and pulmonary capillary blood. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • When a mammal breathes in, the concentration of oxygen is higher in the alveolus than in the red blood cells . (wikipedia.org)
  • Therefore, oxygen leaves the alveolus and enters the red blood cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • Due to their structure, not including alveoli, gas exchange does not occur between their lumens and the blood. (crossfit.com)
  • Pulmonary capillaries cover almost the entire alveolar surface and do so in such a complete and thorough fashion that it almost looks like a sheet of blood covers the surface of each alveolus. (crossfit.com)
  • [1] There is evidence for connections between pulmonary arteries and systemic vessels, which would additionally contribute to poor blood oxygenation. (wikipedia.org)
  • If an echocardiogram is performed, marked thickening of the right ventricle will be seen, resulting from highly elevated pulmonary blood pressure. (wikipedia.org)
  • [1] There is also evidence of direct connections between pulmonary arteries and systemic vessels, which would deliver deoxygenated blood to the body, also contributing to low blood oxygenation. (wikipedia.org)
  • The alveoli also contain Clara cells , alveolar macrophages , which originate from the blood and phagocytise dust (dust cells) or absorb blood pigment after haemorrhaging ( heart failure cells ). (doccheck.com)
  • In the alveoli, gas exchange takes place between the respiratory air and the blood . (doccheck.com)
  • Through the von Euler-Liljestrand reflex, these reserve alveoli are also supplied with less blood. (doccheck.com)
  • Examination of leflunomide treated group revealed marked alteration in the histological structure, as many alveoli appeared collapsed with evident thickening of the inter-alveolar septa which showed cellular infiltration and congested blood capillaries . (bvsalud.org)
  • This mobilizes blood from pulmonary nerves. (brainscape.com)
  • Coloured Scanning Elec- tron Micrograph (SEM) of lung tissue, showing alveoli, a bronchus, and a pulmonary blood vessel. (sciencephoto.com)
  • At lower right is a cross-sectioned pulmonary blood vessel (yellow). (sciencephoto.com)
  • Pulmonary blood flow (Q) was measured with a Doppler flow probe and meter (model 16SB185 and model T101D, Transonic Systems Inc). The RAP, PAP, and left atrial pressure (LAP) were recorded. (ahajournals.org)
  • Because the oxygen concentration is high in the alveoli and low in the blood entering the pulmonary capillaries, oxygen diffuses from the air into the blood. (howstuffworks.com)
  • The oxygen trapped in the plugged alveoli gets absorbed into the blood, no gas is left to keep the plugged alveoli inflated, and they collapse. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) refers to the effusion of blood into the alveoli due to damaged pulmonary microvasculature. (hindawi.com)
  • This case demonstrates that APRV-based control for respiratory management can inhibit the effusion of blood into the alveoli and achieve mechanical hemostasis, as well as mitigate alveolar collapse. (hindawi.com)
  • The wall of each alveolus, lined by thin flat cells (Type I cells) and containing numerous capillaries, is the site of gas exchange, which occurs by diffusion . (britannica.com)
  • It is here in the alveoli that gas exchange occurs. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Inside the alveoli is where a gas exchange occurs. (wikipedia.org)
  • This is the nuts and bolts of the respiratory tree, as all gas exchange occurs in the respiratory zone, with 90 percent occurring specifically at the alveoli. (crossfit.com)
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a serious pulmonary disease which occurs in preterm infants. (frontiersin.org)
  • A thin fluid layer in the alveoli is normal. (frontiersin.org)
  • The maintenance of this thin layer results from fluid movement out of the pulmonary capillaries into the alveolar interstitium driven by vascular hydrostatic pressure and then through alveolar tight junctions. (frontiersin.org)
  • Doctors also discovered accumulations of fluid within the alveoli, suggesting pulmonary oedema, another sign of drowning. (thehindu.com)
  • Abnormal lung development is characterized by thickened alveolar interstitium, misplacement of pulmonary capillaries away from the alveolar surface, and fewer capillaries overall. (wikipedia.org)
  • In ACD, the interstitium of alveoli is thickened, with few to no capillaries located at the alveolar surface to perform gas exchange , and with lower capillary density overall. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hyaluronan in the Pulmonary Alveolus and Interstitium. (researchandmarkets.com)
  • Usually triggered by other pulmonary pathology, the uncontrolled inflammation leads to impaired gas exchange, alveolar flooding and/or collapse, and systemic inflammatory response syndrome. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • 1 Inhaled NO also has multiple and complex systemic and pulmonary effects. (aappublications.org)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive scarring of the lung parenchyma, which ultimately leads to impaired gas exchange, respiratory failure, and death. (springer.com)
  • Dr. Tushar Desai specializes in the treatment of general pulmonary and Interstitial Lung Diseases like Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). (stanford.edu)
  • Type II cells, also called type II pneumocytes or type II alveolar cells, release pulmonary surfactant to lower surface tension, and can also differentiate to replace damaged type I cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • Type II cells that secrete pulmonary surfactant to lower the surface tension of water and allows the membrane to separate thereby increasing the capability to exchange gases. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • The type 2 alveolar cells (or the great alveolar cells) are cells secreting pulmonary surfactant. (biology-online.org)
  • The surfactant is essential in decreasing the surface tension of water within the alveoli. (biology-online.org)
  • Type II cells release pulmonary surfactant to lower surface tension . (jakearchibald.com)
  • Sethi GR, Singhal KK, Puri AS, Mantan M. Benefit of gluten-free diet in idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis in association with celiac disease. (medscape.com)
  • Kahraman H, Köksal N, Ozkan F. Eight Years Follow-up of a Case with Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis After Corticosteroid Therapy. (medscape.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis: alveoli are an answer to anemia. (medscape.com)
  • Computed tomography findings in idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis. (medscape.com)
  • Investigation of acute idiopathic pulmonary hemorrhage among infants - Massachusetts, December 2002-June 2003. (medscape.com)
  • Ioachimescu OC, Sieber S, Kotch A. Idiopathic pulmonary haemosiderosis revisited. (medscape.com)
  • Goodpasture's syndrome mimicking idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis. (medscape.com)
  • Long-term clinical course of patients with idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis (1979-1994): prolonged survival with low-dose corticosteroid therapy. (medscape.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (springer.com)
  • King TE Jr, Pardo A, Selman M. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (springer.com)
  • Kass DJ, Kaminski N. Evolving genomic approaches to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: moving beyond genes. (springer.com)
  • Is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis an environmental disease? (springer.com)
  • Short telomeres are a risk factor for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (springer.com)
  • Telomerase mutations in families with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (springer.com)
  • The elastic fibres allow the alveoli to stretch when they fill with air during inhalation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Standard therapy, which includes mechanical ventilation , pulmonary vasodilators , and possibly ECMO , provide only temporary improvement in symptoms with disease progression returning within hours. (wikipedia.org)
  • A gluten-free diet is indicated in cases of celiac disease associated with pulmonary hemosiderosis, even in the absence of GI symptoms. (medscape.com)
  • Pulmonary hemosiderosis in association with celia disease. (medscape.com)
  • In addition, risk of dissemination or progressive pulmonary disease is higher in certain racial groups (eg, Filipinos, blacks). (medscape.com)
  • This finding suggests that preexisting pulmonary disease could increase MERS-CoV receptor abundance and predispose individuals to MERS morbidity and mortality, which is consistent with current clinical observations. (nih.gov)
  • Every individual diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis has a unique experience with the disease. (pulmonaryfibrosis.org)
  • This results in poor gas exchange and pulmonary hypertension. (wikipedia.org)
  • Babies who have persistent symptoms that are poorly relieved by standard therapies for neonatal pulmonary hypertension is commonly observed in ACD. (wikipedia.org)
  • Their symptoms may improve with standard pulmonary hypertension therapies for weeks to months before symptoms return. (wikipedia.org)
  • A new method of delivery is needed for them because inhaled NO can be used to treat pulmonary hypertension. (ahajournals.org)
  • Higher doses of inhaled NO are needed to reduce pulmonary hypertension than to improve gas exchange in ARDS. (ahajournals.org)
  • This is usually caused by conditions that produce pulmonary hypertension, although it may also be caused by RV outflow tract obstruction or pulmonary valve stenosis. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Pulmonary venous hypertension due to elevated LAP increases the PAP and may produce secondary RV dysfunction. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Nitric oxide, an important signaling molecule with multiple regulatory effects throughout the body, is an important tool for the treatment of full-term and late-preterm infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and hypoxemic respiratory failure. (aappublications.org)
  • In perinatal medicine, inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) was initially studied for its pulmonary vasodilating effects in infants with pulmonary hypertension and has since become an important tool for the treatment of full-term and late-preterm infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and hypoxemic respiratory failure. (aappublications.org)
  • The benefits associated with iNO therapy in full-term and late-preterm infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and hypoxemic respiratory failure initiated interest in exploring whether iNO could reduce the rates of death and neonatal morbidities in more immature infants. (aappublications.org)
  • Without this coating, the alveoli would collapse and very large forces would be required to re-expand them. (britannica.com)
  • The alveoli have an innate tendency to collapse (atelectasis) because of their spherical shape, small size, and surface tension due to water vapor. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Other clinical manifestations of hookworm infection include an urticarial dermal reaction ("ground itch") associated with filariform (L3) larvae penetration, and respiratory involvement including eosinophilic pneumonia may be observed may occur during larval pulmonary migration A second urticarial rash may subsequently develop during pulmonary migration. (cdc.gov)
  • NO CD and NO min were studied in 4 pigs after inhibition of NO synthase with N G -nitro- l -arginine methyl ester (1 to 2 mg/kg IV) had raised the pulmonary vascular resistance index (PVRI) from 4.4±0.8 to 10.0±1.6 mm Hg · L −1 · min −1 · kg −1 . (ahajournals.org)
  • Pulmonary ventilation, or breathing, exchanges volumes of air withthe external environment. (faqs.org)
  • The respiratory system aids in breathing, also called pulmonary ventilation. (visiblebody.com)
  • In the septa are fine pores, which interconnect the neighbouring alveoli ( Pores of Kohn ). (doccheck.com)
  • The lobes are further divided into bronchopulmonary segments and pulmonary lobules . (wikipedia.org)