CleanUP IPF for the Pulmonary Trials Cooperative
The purpose of this study is to compare the effect of standard care, versus standard of care plus antimicrobial therapy (co-trimoxazole or doxycycline), on clinical outcomes in patients diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
Clinical Course of Interstitial Lung Diseases: European IPF Registry and Biobank
Born out of the European Union 7th Framework Programme funded project European IPF Network (eurIPFnet), the European IPF Registry (eurIPFreg) has become Europe's leading database of longitudinal data from IPF patients, including control groups of patients with other lung diseases. The registry was initiated with the intention of creating a permanent and continuously growing record of well defined data on IPF in Europe, in order to increase the chances of finding better treatment options for this devastating disease. Clinical colleagues who would like to actively participate (both in terms of patient recruitment and data analysis) are...
Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Autologous Lung Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic and ultimately fatal disease characterized by a progressive damage of lung structure and decline in lung function.This study intends to carry out an open, single-center, non-randomized, self control phase I clinical trial. During the treatment, lung stem cells will be isolated from patients' own bronchi and expanded in vitro. Cultured cells will be injected directly into the lesion by fiberoptic bronchoscopy after lavage. After twelve-month observation, the investigators will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the treatment by measuring the key clinical indicators.
Clinical Trial of Chinese Herbal Medicine for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
This open label clinical study will be conducted in School of Chinese Medicine Clinics at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) to preliminarily determine whether treatment with the herbal formula PROLUNG could improve Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) symptoms, respiratory function and the quality of life of patients with IPF compared with pretreatment baseline. We propose to recruit 30 participants. The diagnosis and screening will be conducted by respiratory physicians. Those who meet the inclusion criteria will be referred by the expert to the PI. The PI will prescribe the formula in granule form to the participants in Traditional Chinese...
Clinical Utility of the 1-minute Sit to Stand Test as a Measure of Submaximal Exercise Tolerance in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis During Acute Pulmonary Exacerbation
The aim of this study is to assess whether the 1 minute Sit to Stand (STS) test can be used as a measure of submaximal endurance during a pulmonary exacerbation of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) for patients in the acute care setting. We hypothesize that if the STS test is a valid measure of submaximal cardiovascular endurance, it will moderately correlate with 6 minute walk distance (6MWD).
Collection of Airway, Blood and/or Urine Specimens From Subjects for Research Studies
The purpose of this study is to obtain biologic materials from the blood, airways and/or urine of normal individuals and individuals with lung disease. The normal are used to establish a set of normal ranges for various parameters. These provide control information when compared to individuals with various pulmonary diseases, and will help in understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of various lung diseases. The underlying hypothesis is that the pathologic morphological changes in the airway epithelium must be preceded by changes in the gene expression pattern of the airway epithelium and potentially in macrophages.
Comparing and Combining Bortezomib and Mycophenolate in SSc Pulmonary Fibrosis
The purpose of this study is to look at whether bortezomib, mycophenolate or the combination of both is better to treat scarring of the lung caused by Systemic Sclerosis.
Comparing Measurements Made in an Incremental Shuttle Walk Test and a Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test in Patients With IPF
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic and potentially fatal lung disease. As IPF progresses, patients become increasingly breathless with reduced exercise capacity and quality of life. A cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) is a gold standard way of assessing patients with IPF. An incremental shuttle walk test is simpler, cheaper, more widely available and anecdotally preferable to CPET. The investigators will compare the measurements made in an ISWT and a CPET in patients with IPF . We aim to determine whether sufficient information can be gathered in an ISWT to negate the need to undertake CPET.
Comparison of 129Xe MRI With 19F MRI in CF Lung Disease
This study is designed to compare the capabilities of two novel imaging techniques: polarized perfluorinated gas mixed with oxygen, and hyperpolarized xenon mixed with N2 to detect changes in lung ventilation using MRI.
Continuation of Nintedanib After Single Lung Transplantation in IPF Subjects
The aim of this study is to assess the utility of nintedanib therapy in addition to usual transplant care in single lung transplant recipients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The investigators hypothesize that in IPF subjects who undergo single lung transplantation the administration of nintedanib 150 mg twice daily in addition to usual transplant care will result in better preservation of lung function at 24 months.