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A Study to Test Different Imaging Techniques in Patients With Different Types of Interstitial Lung Disease
The main objectives of this imaging biomarker study are to assess the annual lung function change in patients with progressive fibrosing interstitial lung disease (PF-ILD) including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), with Usual Interstitial Pneumonia (UIP) or probable UIP Computer Tomography (CT) pattern, and to monitor lung structural changes.
A Study With Tovorafenib (DAY101) as a Treatment Option for Progressive, Relapsed, or Refractory Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
This phase II trial tests the safety, side effects, best dose and activity of tovorafenib (DAY101) in treating patients with Langerhans cell histiocytosis that is growing, spreading, or getting worse (progressive), has come back (relapsed) after previous treatment, or does not respond to therapy (refractory). Langerhans cell histiocytosis is a type of disease that occurs when the body makes too many immature Langerhans cells (a type of white blood cell). When these cells build up, they can form tumors in certain tissues and organs including bones, skin, lungs and pituitary gland and can damage them. This tumor is more common in ...
Atezolizumab for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and preliminary efficacy of atezolizumab, an immune checkpoint inhibitor approved for the treatment of various cancers, in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
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 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.
BIO 300 Oral Suspension in Previously Hospitalized Long COVID Patients
This is a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, two-arm study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of BIO 300 Oral Suspension (BIO 300) as a therapy to improve lung function in patients that were hospitalized for severe COVID-19-related illness and continue to experience post-acute respiratory complications associated with Long-COVID after discharge. Patients will be randomized 1:1 to receive BIO 300 or placebo.
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.
Biosimilars of Rituximab in ANCA-associated Vasculitis Compared to the Originator
The goal of this multicentre observational study is to compare the safety and effectiveness of rituximab biosimilars to the originator in Canadian patients with Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA) and Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA), two main forms of ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). The main questions it aims to answer are: - Is there a difference in vasculitis control between originator and biosimilar rituximab? - Is there a difference in adverse effects between originator and biosimilar rituximab? - In the Canadian healthcare context, are wait times to receive approval (financial coverage) for...
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.
BREATHE ALD: A Shared Decision-Making Intervention for Adults With Advanced Lung Disease
This study aims to: 1. Develop the BREATHE-ALD intervention for adults with Advanced Lung Disease, multiple chronic conditions, and palliative care needs and their caregivers using interviews with 10 advanced lung disease (ALD) adults and their caregivers 2. To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of intervention procedures; and 3. To explore intervention effects on ALD outcomes