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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.
Best Clinical Endpoints That Likely Induce Worse Prognosis in Interstitial Lung Diseases
This prospective cohort study will investigate whether progression of the interstitial lung diseases is related to specific clinical endpoints and their changes over time. Longitudinal data of patients will be compared to an age-matched control group during a follow-up of at least two years.
BIO 300 Oral Suspension in Discharged COVID-19 Patients
Randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, two-arm study to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of BIO 300 Oral Suspension (BIO 300) for the mitigation of impaired pulmonary function in 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) patients recently discharged from the hospital. Patients will be randomized 1:1 to receive BIO 300 or placebo. All patients will receive current background standard of care based on local clinical site practice.
Bio-Banking of Specimens for Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplant Research
A major goal of this protocol is to support biomarker studies in advanced lung diseases, lung transplantation care, and to improve our understanding of the effects of viral and other infectious exposures to outcomes in our lung transplant and ALD patient populations.
Biodistribution, Dosimetry and Performance of [68Ga]Ga-DOTA-Siglec-9 in Healthy and Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis, Vasculitis or Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
This study evaluates safety, tolerability, biodistribution and performance of the [68Ga]Ga-DOTA-Siglec-9 following a single intravenous administration in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis or pulmonary sarcoidosis as well as radiation dosimetry, plasma pharmacokinetics, biodistribution, safety and tolerability of the tracer in healthy volunteers.
BPF Genetics of ILD Study
The investigators aim to examine the genetic determinants of interstitial lung disease in a cohort of subjects with regular exposure to pigeons, a known cause of one form of interstitial lung disease known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis. In addition we will examine immunological causes for hypersensitivity pneumonitis in this group. We anticipate our work will provide insights of use to clinicians and patients with hypersensitivity pneumonitis and other interstitial lung diseases.
Cardiovascular Fibrosis in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Fibroproliferative diseases, including pulmonary, cardiac and vascular fibrosis share common pathogenetic mechanisms. Furthermore, cardiovascular comorbidities are frequently found in patients with IPF. However, the prevalence of cardiac and vascular fibrosis in patients with IPF have yet to be determined. Main Purpose of this study is to evaluate, with non-invasive methods (echocardiogram, endothelial function and pulse wave velocity) and blood biomarkers (galectins-3, osteopontin, periostin and pro-BNP), the presence of vascular fibrosis (vascular rigidity and endothelial function) and cardiac fibrosis (prevalence of HFpEF -...
CASPA: CArdiac Sarcoidosis in PApworth
Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown cause which affects adults of all ethnic backgrounds. Clumps of tissue called granulomas develop primarily in the lungs, but can damage other organs, especially the heart. Anecdotal evidence from autopsy studies suggests the heart is affected in up to 68% of patients, but there is much uncertainty about this figure. If undetected and untreated, it can lead to serious complications or even sudden death. The current recommendation is to perform heart tracings (ECG s) on all patients, but this detects fewer than half of those with heart involvement. Blood markers traditionally used to diagnose...
CENTR(AR): Lungs Moving
Chronic Respiratory Diseases (CRDs) are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality, ranking as the third leading cause of death worldwide. Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is a fundamental evidence-based intervention for the management of a variety of CRDs, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Interstitial Lung Diseases (ILDs). However, the benefits of PR tend to decline over time and there is currently no strong evidence that patients translate those benefits into a more active lifestyle. There is an urgent need for evidence-based interventions to promote physical activity (PA) participation, whilst ...
Changes in iOS in IPF
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a condition where scar tissue (called fibrosis) builds up in the lungs. It usually gets worse over time. Fibrosis causes the lungs to become stiff, and reduces the amount of oxygen that the lungs can take up. People with IPF complain of worsening breathlessness, which limits their day to day activities. Lung function tests are breathing tests that measure how well your lungs are working, and are used by doctors to decide whether to start or stop medicines in people with IPF. However, people with IPF tell us that lung function tests require a lot of effort, can make them cough and feel very...