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.
Efficiency Study for Acute Radiation-induced and Chemotherapy-induced Pulmonary Fibrosis With Bevasizumab
Due to the radiosensitivity of the lung, radiation-induced and chemotherapy-induced pneumonitis and pulmonary fibrosis are frequent happened following cancer therapy. It not only compromise cancer treatment, but also influence patient's life qualities and even death. there are no specific treatment modalities for this treatment-induced complication. Bevasizumab (Avastin), a VEGF inhibitor, can attenuate serum high expression VEGF and pulmonary permeability, maybe effective in the control acute pulmonary fibrosis. Patients will be randomized to receive Bevasizumab (7mg/kg iv) on day one and 21, followed by Dexamethasone （10mg iv d 1-10, then...
European Management Platform for Childhood Interstitial Lung Diseases - chILD-EU Register and Biobank
Generation of a common European database and biobank Continous assessment and implementation of guidelines and treatment protocols Establishment of a large observational cohort of chILD patients Determination the value of outcomes used in child Assess treatment variations used, deliver data from defined protocols and linked outcomes
Evaluation of Efficacy and Safety of Pamrevlumab in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
This is a Phase 3 trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of 30 mg/kg intravenous (IV) infusions of pamrevlumab administered every 3 weeks as compared to placebo in subjects with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Evaluation of Efficacy and Safety of Rituximab With Mycophenolate Mofetil in Patients With Interstitial Lung Diseases
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy on lung function 6 months after one course of rituximab (2 infusions) and mycophénolate mofétil (MMF) treatment compared to one course of placebo and 6 months of MMF treatment in a broad range of patients with Interstitial Lung Diseases (ILD) non-responders to a first line immunosuppressive treatment.
Evaluation of Novel Lung Function Parameters in Patients With Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
Current diagnostic tools used in interstitial lung disease (ILD) do not meet the challenges set by the complex pathophysiology of this heterogenous group. The investigators therefore aimed to evaluate novel or not widely used diagnostic approaches for the detection and therapeutic monitoring of patients with various ILDs.
Evaluation of the Serum Soluble Fractalkine as a Biomarker of Pulmonary Fibrosis in Systemic Sclerosis
Systemic Scleroderma (SCS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by vascular involvement, a dysimmune condition, cutaneous and visceral fibrosis. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) affects 75% of SSc patients and is the leading cause of death in SSc. No diagnostic or prognostic biomarkers of SSc-associated ILD have been validated to date. The search for such a serum biomarker is essential to assess the severity of these patients and to help the therapeutic management. We have shown that soluble fractalkine is elevated in SSc patients, especially in SSc patients with ILD. The fractalkine is both an endothelial adhesion molecule and a...
Evolution of Lung 18FDG Uptake in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Receiving Pirfenidone
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare and fatal lung disease characterized by unpredictable changes with variable kinetics of progression. Changes in pulmonary function (FVC, DLCO) assessed at the time of diagnosis, or decline in pulmonary function within 12 months after diagnosis, are the best predictors of survival, but poorly predicted disease activity and evolution. 18FDG positron emission tomography (18FDG PETscan) provides the ability to quantify cell metabolism in vivo and non-invasively using a labeled non-metabolizable substrate. Several parameters can be measured in an automated and reproducible way, such as the mean...