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Analysis of Specimens From Individuals With Pulmonary Fibrosis

Study Purpose

The etiology of pulmonary fibrosis is unknown. Analyses of blood, genomic DNA, and specimens procured by bronchoscopy, lung biopsy, lung transplantation, clinically-indicated extra-pulmonary biopsies, or post-mortem examination from individuals with this disorder may contribute to our understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms of pulmonary fibrosis. The purpose of this protocol is to procure and analyze blood, genomic DNA, and specimens by bronchoscopy, lung biopsy, lung transplantation, extra-pulmonary biopsies, or post-mortem examination from subjects with pulmonary fibrosis. In addition, blood, genomic DNA, clinically-indicated extra-pulmonary biopsies, as well as bronchoscopy and post-mortem examination specimens may be procured and analyzed from relatives of subjects with hereditary forms of pulmonary fibrosis; blood, genomic DNA, and bronchoscopy specimens may be procured from healthy research volunteers....

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms

Yes
Study Type

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Observational
Eligible Ages 18 Years and Over
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

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    INCLUSION CRITERIA:

    Individuals who are 18 years of age or older with any of the following: 1.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis [defined by the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society guidelines], 2. Familial pulmonary fibrosis [defined as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in two or more first-degree relatives], 3. Relatives of patients with hereditary pulmonary fibrosis, 4. Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (diagnosed by paucity or deficiency of platelet dense bodies on whole mount electron microscopy or by genetic testing), 5. Pulmonary fibrosis associated with collagen vascular diseases or autoinflammatory disorders, 6. Pulmonary fibrosis post-COVID-19 [i.e., pulmonary fibrosis in an individual recovering from SARS-CoV-2 infection], or. 7. Healthy research volunteers by history and indicated tests (individuals without history of chronic pulmonary disorder, collagen vascular disease, or bleeding disorder).

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

Individuals with any of the following: 1. Significant inhalational exposure to fibrogenic fibers or dusts or exposure to drugs associated with pulmonary fibrosis, 2. Uncontrolled ischemic heart disease, 3. Uncorrectable bleeding diathesis, 4. Pregnancy or lactation, or. 5. Inability to give informed consent.

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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NCT00084305
Phase

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Lead Sponsor

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National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Principal Investigator

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

Bernadette R Gochuico, M.D.
Principal Investigator Affiliation National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

NIH
Overall Status Recruiting
Countries United States
Conditions

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Pulmonary Fibrosis, Healthy Volunteers, Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS)
Study Website: View Trial Website
Additional Details

The etiology of pulmonary fibrosis is unknown. Analyses of blood, genomic DNA, and specimens procured by bronchoscopy, lung biopsy, lung transplantation, clinically-indicated extra-pulmonary biopsies, or post-mortem examination from individuals with this disorder may contribute to our understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms of pulmonary fibrosis. The purpose of this protocol is to procure and analyze blood, genomic DNA, and specimens by bronchoscopy, lung biopsy, lung transplantation, extra-pulmonary biopsies, or post-mortem examination from subjects with pulmonary fibrosis. In addition, blood, genomic DNA, clinically-indicated extra-pulmonary biopsies, as well as bronchoscopy and post-mortem examination specimens may be procured and analyzed from relatives of subjects with hereditary forms of pulmonary fibrosis; blood, genomic DNA, and bronchoscopy specimens may be procured from healthy research volunteers.

Arms & Interventions

Arms

: Family

Family members of patients with pulmonary fibrosis

: Healthy Volunteers

Healthy Volunteers

: Pulmonary Fibrosis

Patients with pulmonary fibrosis

Interventions

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Bethesda, Maryland

Status

Recruiting

Address

National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike

Bethesda, Maryland, 20892

Site Contact

For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Office of Patient Recruitment (OPR)

prpl@cc.nih.gov

800-411-1222 #TTY8664111010

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