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.
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.
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...
Diagnostic Yield of Transbronchial Cryobiopsy in Diagnosis of Interstitial Lung Diseases
Evaluation of diagnostic yield, feasibility and safety of transbronchial lung cryobiopsies done via bronchoscopy in the investigation of interstitial lung disease in comparison with videothoracoscopy-assisted surgical lung biopsy.
Digital App for Telerehabilitation in Respiratory Diseases
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and the mid-term effects of a pulmonary rehabilitation intervention, delivered by digital App, on quality of life of patients affected by respiratory diseases. The App will include a monitored exercise training program based on most recent cardiopulmonary rehabilitation guidelines, including alerts, reminders and educational contents as well as chat and online visits with healthcare professionals to improve patient engagement.
Dyspnea and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Longitudinal prospective exploratory study on the evolution of dyspnea, in its sensory and affective dimensions, in patients followed for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), between inclusion and a 6-month evaluation
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.
Effect of CPAP on Abnormal Gastroesophageal Reflux and Lung Inflammation in IPF
This study will evaluate the effect of CPAP therapy on esophageal pH and lung inflammation in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and sleep apnea.
Effect of Intrapulmonary Percussion Ventilation on Deposition of Inhaled Aerosols in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
This protocol aims to evaluate the feasibility and benefit of Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation (IPV) to improve deposition of inhaled radiolabelled aerosols in fibrotic lung regions of patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Phase 1 of the protocol aims to identify the highest IPV pressure that is tolerated by individual patients. Secondary endpoints explore safety of IPV in IPF patients. Phase 2 of the protocol is a crossover randomized trial where patients will inhale 99mTc-labelled DiethyleneTriamine PentaAcetate (DTPA) aerosols with or without IPV. Aerosol deposition in HRCT-defined fibrotic regions of...
Effects of Pulmonary Diseases and Their Treatment on Cardiac Function
While the bidirectional relationship between the lung and the right heart are well studied, the cardiopulmonary interactions between the lung and the left heart are largely unresearched and not well understood. However, in recent years, there is a growing evidence that partially explains the bidirectional interaction between COPD and left heart. Systemic inflammation with multiorgan involvement is thought to play a role in COPD as a systemic disease. Some therapeutic approaches to COPD also appear to influence these cardiopulmonary interactions. While understanding these interactions is very important for clinicians, scientific data are ...
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