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A Study to Assess Pulsed Inhaled Nitric Oxide in Subjects With Pulmonary Fibrosis at Risk for Pulmonary Hypertension
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled dose escalation and verification study to assess the safety and efficacy of pulsed inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) in subjects at risk for pulmonary hypertension associated with pulmonary fibrosis on long term oxygen therapy (Part 1 and Part 2) - REBUILD
A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Recombinant Human Pentraxin-2 (rhPTX-2; PRM-151) in Participants With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
This phase III study will evaluate the efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics (PK) of recombinant human pentraxin-2 (rhPTX-2; PRM-151) compared with placebo in participants with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of Oral Ixazomib in Scleroderma-related Lung Disease Patients
The purpose of this research study is to learn about the effects of the medication ixazomib in participants with scleroderma/systemic sclerosis including its safety and tolerability, its effects on skin, lungs and other organs, and its effects on overall health and quality of life.
A Study to Find Out How Nintedanib is Taken up in the Body and How Well it is Tolerated in Children and Adolescents With Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD).
The main objective of the study is to evaluate dose-exposure and safety of nintedanib in children and adolescents with fibrosing Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD).
A Study to Test the Efficacy and Safety of Inhaled GB0139 in Subjects With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2b trial in subjects with IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) investigating the efficacy and safety of GB0139.
Audiovestibular Function in Infratentorial Superficial Siderosis
One in six people in the United Kingdom and over 400 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss. This figure will double by 2050 as predicted by the World Health Organisation. There is an urgent need to improve our knowledge regarding hearing loss, its underlying mechanisms, optimal diagnostic modalities, reliable and accurate functional and imaging biomarkers. A less-well studied condition associated with progressive hearing loss is infratentorial superficial siderosis (iSS). It results from iron deposition along the surfaces of brain structures which control hearing and balance. It is currently considered uncommon, but...
Autoantibody Reduction for Acute Exacerbations of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Acute exacerbations (AE) are a dreaded manifestation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) that presents with rapidly worsening respiratory function over days to weeks. AE account for about 1/2 the deaths in IPF patients, and are refractory to all medical therapies attempted to date. Considerable preliminary data shows pathological B-cell abnormalities and autoantibodies are present in AE-IPF and associated with disease severity. The experimental therapy here (therapeutic plasma exchange plus rituximab plus intravenous immunoglobulin) is mechanistically targeted to ameliorate autoantibody-mediated pulmonary injury....
Autologous Bronchial Basal Cells Transplantation for Treatment of CRD Including COPD, BE and PF
Chronic respiratory diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis (BE) or pulmonary fibrosis (PF) are usually not curable with damaged pulmonary structure and function. Bronchial basal cells are proved to regenerate bronchus and alveoli to repair the pulmonary injuries. In this study, we intend to perform an open, single-armed phase I clinical trial by transplantation of autologous bronchial basal cells on patients suffered from COPD, BE or PF. During the treatment, autologous bronchial basal cells, which were isolated from fiberoptic bronchoscopy and expanded in vitro, will be injected directly into...
Autologous Lung Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients With Interstitial Lung Diseases
Interstitial lung diseases (ILD) are a group of diseases affecting the lung interstitium. The lung scarring that occurs in ILD is often irreversible with only mitigating therapy available so far. This study intends to carry out an open, single-armed, phase I/II clinical trial to investigate whether lung stem cells can regenerate damaged lung tissue. During the treatment, lung stem cells will be isolated from patients' own bronchi and expanded in vitro. After careful characterization, cultured cells will be injected directly into the lesion by fiberoptic bronchoscopy. The safety and efficacy of the treatment will be monitored by ...
Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients With Systemic Sclerosis
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a regimen of high-dose immunoablative therapy will demonstrate safety that is consistent or improved with other published regimens in SSc patients, while maintaining a treatment effect. We also hypothesize that our mechanistic studies will yield biomarkers that may herald disease recurrence or progression following alterations in the recovery of immune cells in the skin and/or bronchial lavage or blood.