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 Different Functional Capacity Tests in Cystic Fibrosis Patients With Acute Pulmonary Exacerbation
The aim of this study to investigate and compare functional capacity with different tests and to evaluate the relationship between functional capacity and quality of life during acute pulmonary exacerbation in children with cystic fibrosis. Exercise tests associated with prognostic values in CF patients and decreased exercise capacity has been correlated with a reduction in health-related quality of life. Pulmonary functions, functional capacity and quality of life will examine in this study.
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.
Controls for Respiratory Diseases
This is the registry of control participants for patients with various respiratory diseases. We screened healthy volunteers who visited Seoul National Hospital Healthcare System Gangnam Center for routine health check-up, and enrolled patients who agree to participate in the study. The participants undergo baseline questionnaires, provide blood specimen and information of the results of health check-up. We will include participants as controls if they have no significant respiratory symptom and no significant radiographic abnormality. The data from this registry will be compared with those from other registry of various respiratory...
Coping Strategies Within Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients With IPF and COPD
The aim of this prospective observational trial is to evaluate the influence of Coping strategies on pulmonary rehabilitation outcomes like 6-minute walk distance and Quality of life.
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 IPF, PSC, and COVID19 Using PET/CT
Detection of Integrin avb6 in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, and Coronavirus Disease 2019 with [18F]FP-R01-MG-F2 with PET/CT
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.
Development of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) in Patients With Severe SARS-CoV-2 Infection (COVID-19)
COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, currently poses a global economic, social, political and medical challenge. The virus originated in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, and has spread rapidly around the world. Currently, European countries, including Austria, are severely affected.The most common computed tomographic changes in acute lung injury include bilateral and subpleural milk glass opacity, consolidation in lower lobes, or both. In the intermediate phase of the infection (4-14 days after the onset of symptoms) a so-called "crazy paving" may occur. The most prominent radiological changes occur ...
Diagnostic Value of KL-6 in ILD
KL-6 may be a useful biomarker in patients with interstitial lung disease, but there is limited information in non-Asian populations. Therefore, it is necessary to carry out studies in other populations to confirm the diagnostic values of the biomarker and its prognostic implication. Hypothesis KL-6 may be a useful biomarker in the management of interstitial lung diseases. But it is necessary to know more about its utility in the European population. Study Objectives: - To determine the concentration of KL-6 in serum of patients with pulmonary fibrosis at the time of diagnosis compared to patients without...