Silicosis, a preventable yet irreversible occupational lung disease, has an insidious onset with a latency period for diagnosis extending beyond 10 years from the initial exposure. The central hypothesis of this study is that silicosis cases may currently be going undetected. The long-term goal of this research is to determine the current prevalence and forecast the future prevalence of silicosis and other pneumoconiosis among working populations in Oklahoma and to assist the public health and the healthcare system in planning for a potential resurgence of silicosis.
Tuberculosis (TB) remains the most important infectious disease in the world. Preventive treatment plays an important role in successful control of TB. The investigators' previous study showed a 3-month weekly rifapentine and isoniazid regimen had a high protective efficacy but an unsatisfactory completion rate. Therefore, the investigators suppose that a one-month (12-dose) regimen of rifapentine and isoniazid (1RPT/INH) to be equivalent to a 3-month weekly rifapentine and isoniazid regimen with similar efficacy and higher completion rate. Relevant study is lacking in China where the TB burden is high with the incidence rate of 70/100,...
The Safety, Tolerability Pharmacokinetic and Food Effect Study of HEC585 in Healthy Male and Female Subjects
Dyspnea (i.e. breathlessness) and exercise intolerance are common symptoms for patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD), yet it is not known why. It has been suggested that muscle dysfunction may contribute to dyspnea and exercise intolerance in ILD. Our study aims to: i) examine differences in the structure and function of the leg muscles in ILD patients, ii) determine if leg muscle fatigue contributes to dyspnea and exercise limitation in patients with ILD, and iii) determine the effects of breathing extra oxygen on leg muscle fatigue, as well as ability to exercise in ILD patients.
The study aims at defining the role of soluble CD95 Ligand in the physiopathology of a rare group of inflammatory diseases: ANCA associated vasculitis. Soluble CD95 Ligand might have a prognostic and diagnostic interest as well as potential for the discovery of new therapeutic strategies.
As the result of our last study "Long Term effects of an Inpatient Pulmonary Program in Patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis" already demonstrated the positive effects of a Pulmonary Rehabiliation on the mental status. In this current study the aim will be to analyse the personality type regarding anxiety and depression
In this single centre non-randomised pilot cohort study we wish to quantify the effect of a twice weekly, 8 week, structured responsive exercise training programme on exercise tolerance, symptoms and health related quality of life in patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). We also wish to assess the effect of exercise training on fibrotic processes causing IPF through measurement of blood biomarkers of disease activity.
Interstitial lung diseases (ILD) are a heterogeneous collection of more than 100 different pulmonary disorders. Surgical lung biopsie in combination with multidisciplinary discussion is recommend in combination to reach a consensus diagnosis when the initial clinical evaluation is inconclusive in the diagnosis of ILD. Cryobiopsy via bronchoscopy is approved for lung biopsies and allows harvesting of large tissue samples of excellent. This technique is not jet standardized. In this prospective randomised study the investigators want to evaluate the diagnostic yield comparing two different techniques of performing transbronchial cryobiopsy....
The purpose of this proof of concept study is to determine whether CMK389 displays the safety and efficacy profile to support further development in chronic pulmonary sarcoidosis.
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of IFX-1 treatment as replacement for glucocorticoid (GC) therapy in subjects with GPA and MPA.