Detection of Early Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
The purpose of the study is to determine if miR200 family may serve as a biomarker of IPF.
Detection of Integrin avb6 in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Using PET/CT
The investigators wish to evaluate the feasibility of [18F]FP-R01-MG-F2 PET/CT scanning in patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Detection of Unsuspected Small Airways Obstruction in Cystic Fibrosis
Goal is to physiologically detect unsuspected small airways obstruction in children and adults with treated heterozygous and homozygous cystic fibrosis. Unsuspected refers to normal routine pre bronchodilator spirometry including normal FEV1(L), FVC (L). and FEV1/FVC%. This is a retrospective study.
Determinants of Early Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease
The overall objective of this study is to determine the impact early nutritional and respiratory indices have on early CF lung disease. This knowledge will guide clinical management of infants with CF, who are now primarily diagnosed through newborn screening.
Developing Optimal Parameters for Hyperpolarized Noble Gas and Inert Fluorinated Gas MRI of Lung Disorders
The goal of this research is to optimize the MRI system to obtain ideal lung images using Hyperpolarized (HP) Noble and Inert Fluorinated Gases as contrast agents. Lung coils tuned to the frequencies of these gases will be used. This study will take place at TBRHSC in the Cardiorespiratory Department and in the Research MRI facility.
Early Detection of Acute Exacerbation in Patients With Idiopathic Lung Fibrosis - a Pilot Study
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic disease, leading to poor lung function with a median survival of 2-3 years. Acute exacerbation of idiopathic IPF is a complication associated with a mortality rate > 50%. So far, the appearance of an acute exacerbation is unpredictable. Worsening of the IPF accompanies with a decrease of the FVC-value, the lung capacity. So far, studies are missing investigating the correlation between a decrease of the FVC-value and emerging acute exacerbations. Therefore, this study uses daily home spirometry to investigate that correlation. With this study the investigators hope to determine acute ...
Early Diagnosis of Pulmonary Fibrosis - Diagnostic Delay
Patients with newly diagnosed IPF are investigated for the diagnostic delay before a diagnosis of IPF is made.
Early Diagnosis of Pulmonary Fibrosis - Use of Biomarkers in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
All incident cases of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in Denmark will be offered inclusion during a 5 year period and followed up for up to 5 years with measurements of blood biomarkers and measurements of disease progression.
Effect of Roflumilast on Quality of Life, Lung Function and Mucus Properties in Patients With Non-cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis.
Although relatively common, bronchiectasis is considered an orphan disease as there is little evidence for adequate treatment, most of the therapeutic options are extrapolated from studies with patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or cystic fibrosis (CF). Inhaled bronchodilators and corticosteroids should be used as a therapeutic test and maintained if there is improvement of symptoms or lung function. There is no evidence to justify the use of mucolytic agents for these patients. The treatment with greater evidence is the use of macrolides, especially azithromycin. A meta-analysis published in 2014 showed that there...
Effects of Oxymizer Pendant Cannula Versus Conventional Nasal Cannula During Endurance Shuttle Walk Tests in Hypoxemic Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Aim of this study is to investigate the effects of an Oxymizer pendant nasal cannula in hypoxemic patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis during walking.