Therapeutic Potential to Modify the Mucus Barrier in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Nanjing, China. In Nutrients, Dec 2015
We also review the involvement of the mucus barrier in the exacerbation of the disease and explore the therapeutic potential of modifying the mucus barrier with short-chain fatty acids, prebiotics, probiotics, fatty acid synthase, H₂S, neutrophil elastase inhibitor and phophatidyl choline.
Evolution of cystic fibrosis lung function in the early years.
Brisbane, Australia. In Curr Opin Pulm Med, Nov 2015
AREST-CF also reported a high prevalence of high resolution computed tomographic abnormalities related to free neutrophil elastase in bronchoalveolar lavage; LCFC reported high resolution computed tomographic changes at 1 year, which were too mild to be scored reproducibly.
Risk factors for bronchiectasis in children with cystic fibrosis.
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In multivariate analyses, risk factors for bronchiectasis were presentation with meconium ileus (odds ratio, 3.17; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.51 to 6.66; P=0.002), respiratory symptoms at the time of CT and BAL (odds ratio, 2.27; 95% CI, 1.24 to 4.14; P=0.008), free neutrophil elastase activity in BAL fluid (odds ratio, 3.02; 95% CI, 1.70 to 5.35; P<0.001), and gas trapping on expiratory CT (odds ratio, 2.05; 95% CI, 1.17 to 3.59; P=0.01).