Exercise Hemodynamics in Patients With Pulmonary Fibrosis
The study evaluates the rest and exercise hemodynamics of patients presenting either idiopathic fibrotic pulmonary disease or pulmonary fibrosis secondary to connective tissue disease.
Explanted Lung Tissues With Pulmonary Fibrosis
The goal of this study is to use the tissues from the explanted lungs in order to better study the cause of pulmonary fibrosis at a cellular level.
Exploring the Utility of Hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI in Healthy Volunteers and Patients With Lung Disease
This is a single centre exploratory study that aims to apply hyperpolarized xenon-129 (129Xe) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods and measurements in individual patients with and without lung disease to better understand lung structure and function and evaluate response to therapy delivered as a part of clinical care.
Extracorporeal Photopheresis in Lung Transplant Rejection for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Patients
Background/Rationale Acute rejection (AR) is common in the first year after lung transplantation. AR has usually been reversible with treatment, but it can trigger chronic rejection that is the leading causes of late morbidity and mortality. Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) has emerged as a promising treatment for chronic rejection. The investigators postulate that the immunoregulatory property of ECP could promote graft tolerance immediately after lung transplantation. Objectives The aim of this trial is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ECP as induction therapy for prevention of AR in recipients affected with cystic fibrosis in...
Families-At-risk for Interstitial Lung Disease Study
The interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) are a family of closely related lung conditions characterized by alveolar inflammation, injury, and fibrosis not due to infection or neoplasia. While previously considered to be rare, a recent nationwide study found that idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a fibrotic ILD with a median survival of only 3.8 years, affects nearly 0.5% of older adults in the U.S. While pirfenidone and nintedanib slow the progression of IPF, neither reverses fibrosis nor prevents progression of the disease,and no studies to date have tested interventions that prevent the development of fibrotic ILDs.
Feasibility & Effect of a Tele-rehabilitation Program in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
Introduction Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive fibrotic lung disease of unknown cause with a median survival of 3-5 years. As the disease progresses, worsening of lung function and gas exchange impairment cause hypoxemia during physical activity leading to a downward spiral; dyspnea and fatigue lead to a reduction in daily physical activities, exercise tolerance, muscle strength and quality of life. Problems reported by IPF patients are social isolation, increased level of dependency and immobility. There is no curative treatment for IPF, but pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is recommended by expert opinion for the majority...
Fibroblast Specific Inhibition of LOXL2 and TGFbeta1 Signaling in Patients With Pulmonary Fibrosis.
This is a two part study. In the first part, the pharmacokinetic profile of Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) in normal human volunteers given a single oral dose will be determined to set the dose for the second part of the study. In the second part of this study, lung biopsy fragments and urine samples from patients with interstitial lung disease treated with EGCG will be evaluated in biochemical assays and compared to samples from untreated control patients.
First in Human Study in Healthy Volunteers Followed With Dosing in Participants With Lung or Liver Fibrosis
First in Human single ascending dose followed by multiple ascending doses in healthy volunteers.
Genetic Polymorphisms in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
The purposes of this study are: - to determine if there are specific genetic traits that might explain why patients have developed pulmonary fibrosis; - to determine if specific genetic traits account for differing patterns of inflammation and scar tissue that has formed in the patient's lungs.
Genetics of IPF - Screening Study for Family Members
This study seeks to screen first degree family members of people with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) for the earliest signs of lung fibrosis.