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An International Patient-led Registry in Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Diseases Using eHealth Technology
The I-FILE study is a prospective multicenter, multinational observational study where the feasibility of a patient-led registry using home monitoring in patients with pulmonary fibrosis will be evaluated. The aim of the study is to gain more insights in disease behavior in patients with pulmonary fibrosis, so in future patients with progressive disease can be better identified.
A Non-pharmacological Cough Control Therapy
Coughing affects almost all individuals with ILD leading to physical, psychological and social distress and prevents individuals from performing their activities of daily living, working or socialising in public places. Unfortunately, there are no licensed medications available to treat chronic cough and the few drugs that have been tried resulted in little efficacy and significant side effects. Drug-free cough control interventions have shown promise in reducing the severity and impact of coughing on patients' lives but have not been tested in individuals with ILD. This study aims to explore the feasibility and effectiveness of a...
APRIL (AbatacePt in Rheumatoid Arthritis-ILD)
Early initiation of treatment for Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can prevent several of the long term problems associated with the condition. However, many RA patients develop lung inflammation and scarring, called 'interstitial lung disease' (RA-ILD), contributing to early death in 1 in 5 people. There is no proven treatment for these patients and some medications for RA can in fact worsen their lung disease. There is a need therefore to find safe medications that can not only control RA joint disease, but also prevent progression of RA-ILD. Abatacept is an approved drug for treating RA and is used widely. It is a newer RA medication,...
A Prospective Study for the Treatment of Children With Newly Diagnosed LCH Using a Cytarabine Contained Protocol
From January 2010 to December 2014, 150 children with MS-LCH were treated in our hospital following a LCH II (Arm B) based protocol. Treatment was based on a modification of the LCH-II (Arm B) based protocol. However, the continuation treatment was extended to 56 weeks and etoposide was omitted from the continuation treatment. For the 59 patients with RO involvement (RO+) (the lungs are not considered a RO in the current study), the rapid response rate (week 6) was 61.0% and the 3-year overall survival (OS) 73.4±5.9%. Rapid responders had a better 3-year survival rate than poor responders (90.9±5.0% vs. 45.7±11.0%, P<0.001). The...
AraC for Newly Diagnosed Adult Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare, heterogeneous histiocytic disorder occurring in patients of all ages from neonates to the elderly. The current standard treatment protocol for children with de novo multisystem LCH is vinblastine plus prednisone. This regimen has never been proven effective for adults in a prospective study, since the only prospective trial evaluating the efficacy of a vinblastine/prednisone regimen in adults was prematurely closed due to unacceptable toxicities. A retrospective study showed an advantage for cytarabine monotherapy compared with vinblastine/prednisone in bone LCH patients. This phase 2,...
A Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetic Study of NIP292 in Healthy Normal Subjects
This study is being conducted to evaluate the safety and tolerability of single ascending and multiple ascending oral doses of NIP292 tablets administered following an overnight fast in healthy adult subjects.
A Single-cell Approach to Identify Biomarkers of Pulmonary Toxicity for Immune Checkpoint Blockade
The main goal of this prospective non-interventional exploratory monocentric study is to characterize the immune cell composition of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid from cancer patients experiencing cancer therapy-induced pneumonitis on a single-cell scale. These mechanistic insights can directly lead to putative diagnostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets. A second highly clinically relevant hypothesis is that single-cell profiling of blood samples will reveal circulating biomarkers of ICB toxicity, making non-invasive diagnosis feasible.
Assessing Health Related Quality of Life in Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
The objective of this study is to administer and validate a disease specific health related quality of life (HRQOL) survey for patients with Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (CHP).
A Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Rituximab in Combination With Glucocorticoids in Participants With Wegener's Granulomatosis or Microscopic Polyangitis
This is a perspective, Phase IV, multi-center, single arm, open-label, interventional study in adult participants with Wegener's granulomatosis (granulomatosis with polyangiitis [GPA]) or microscopic polyangiitis. Participants will be treated with rituximab (Ristova) and glucocorticoids. Rituximab will be administered by intravenous (IV) infusion at a dose of 375 milligrams per meter square (mg/m^2) body surface area once weekly during Weeks 1 to 4. Participants will also receive one or three pulses of methylprednisolone (1000 milligram [mg] each), followed by a tapering dose of oral prednisolone (start dose of 1 mg per kilogram per ...
A Study in Participants With Sarcoidosis-associated Pulmonary Hypertension (SAPH) to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Selexipag
Oral selexipag is commercially available in several countries for the treatment of a particular group of pulmonary hypertension (PH) called pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The aim of the present study is to investigate whether selexipag could be helpful to treat patients with another form of PH called sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension (SAPH).