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Efficacy & Safety of Nintedanib in Patients With Progressive Fibrosing Coal Mine Dust-Induced Interstitial Lung Disease
Assess efficacy (as measured by annual rate of decline in FVC) and safety. The hypothesis is that nintedanib will be safe and effective therapy for patients with progressive fibrosing CMD-ILD over a period of 52 weeks. Test Article - Nintedanib 150 mg administered PO twice daily or matching placebo. A total of 160 patients meeting inclusion/exclusion criteria will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to either oral nintedanib 150 mg (n=80) or matching placebo (n=80) twice daily. A randomization scheme will be used that balances the group for potential confounders (proportion with PMF or small opacity-only PF-CMD_ILD and proportion of ever- or ...
Evaluation of Interstitial Lung Disease Severity in Patients With Antisynthetase Syndrome According to Specific Autoantibodies Profile
Antisynthetase syndrome (ASS) is an overlap connective tissue disease characterized by the presence of myositis-specific autoantibodies directed against tRNA-synthetases. Clinical manifestations are myositis, interstitial lung disease (ILD), Raynaud's phenomenon, mechanic's hands and polyarthritis. Clinical presentation varies between ASS patients. ASS is potentially life threatening due to lung involvement, especially in rapidly progressive forms. Anti-histidyl-tRNA synthetase (anti-Jo1) antibodies are the most frequently detected antibodies in ASS (60 % of patients). Anti-threonyl-tRNA synthetase (anti-PL7) and alanyl-tRNA...
Exploration of the Predictive Marker and Establishment of Predictive Models of Checkpoint Inhibitor Pneumonitis
This is a prospective, multicenter observational study to explore the predictive factors of checkpoint inhibitor pneumonitis (CIP) and to establish predictive models by combining imaging information for IRP. The imaging type of CIP, the pathological type, various inflammatory cytokines and tumor proportion score(TPS) of PD-L1 expression level, etc. will be paid more attention.
Extension Study of Inhaled Treprostinil in Subjects With Fibrotic Lung Disease
Study RIN-PF-302 is designed to evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of inhaled treprostinil in subjects with fibrotic lung disease.
Goals of Care Conversations Study
The goal of the research team is to improve quality of care in Veterans with serious illnesses by aligning medical care with Veterans' goals and values. The objective of this study is to use a sequentially randomized trial to determine what implementation strategies are effective to increase early, outpatient goals of care conversations. The study will use interviews with and surveys of medical providers, patients, and caregivers, along with medical record data. This study's significance is that it ensures that Veterans can express their goals and preferences for life sustaining treatments and have them honored.
Hydroxychloroquine in Children's Interstitial Lung Diseases With Genetic Causes
The aim of this proposed study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in children's interstitial lung diseases(chILD) with genetic causes. This study is a randomized controlled clinical trial.
HypErsensitiVity PneumonITis: DiseAse Progression Characterization
EVITA is a multicentric Latin-American prospective study on hypersensitivity pneumonitis. EVITA's objective is to identify phenotypes and/or endotypes associated with different disease trajectories measured primarily by forced vital capacity (FVC) during a 24 month follow-up period. Other secondary measures of disease progression will also be investigated such as imaging, time to death or lung transplantation, and patient-reported outcomes
Impact of Air Pollution on Chronic Respiratory Diseases
The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of air pollution on the occurrence and clinical course of chronic respiratory diseases, and discover new biomarkers from various devices such as CT images that can indicate the process and amount of lung damage caused by air pollution. Accordingly, the investigators have designed an prospective cohort with enrollment of normal people and patients with chronic respiratory diseases of three different categories (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis). Participants will be followed up for a period of one year, with evaluation of the clinical course...
Inhaled Nitric Oxide (iNO) in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive lung disease marked by reduced exercise capacity and activity-related breathlessness (commonly termed dyspnea). Our previous work has shown that dyspnea during exercise is associated with an increased drive to breathe (inspiratory neural drive; IND). However, little work has been done to understand the mechanisms of exertional dyspnea in patients with mild IPF. The objectives of this study are to compare the acute effects of inhaled nitric oxide to placebo on ventilatory efficiency (VE/VCO2), and IND at rest and during a standard cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET). Twenty ...
Inspiratory Muscle Training in Patients With Interstitial Lung Disease
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of inspiratory muscle training program in inspiratory muscle endurance, breathlessness, inspiratory muscle strength, functional capacity and quality of life in patients with interstitial lung disease. Patients are evaluated before the inspiratory muscle training and after 8 weeks of training.