Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (AE-IPF) is a major event of IPF with an annual incidence between 5 and 10% and is responsible for the death of one third of IPF patients. When AE-IPF occurs, it is associated with poor survival with an overall mortality at 3 months upper of 50%. To date, no treatment has been proved to be effective in AE-IPF but the efficacy of cyclophosphamide (CYC) on survival has been suggested, mainly by retrospective series and needs to be confirmed. This confirmation is mandatory to improve prognosis of AE-IPF but also to avoid unsuspected deleterious effect as it as been shown with immunosuppressor...
This study is aiming to evaluate the efficacy of denosumab among adult patients suffering from Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH).
The purpose of the study is to determine if miR200 family may serve as a biomarker of IPF.
The investigators wish to evaluate the feasibility of [18F]FP-R01-MG-F2 PET/CT scanning in patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss) (EGPA) is a rare immune system disorder that causes asthma, an excessive number of eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) in the blood, and the inflammation of blood vessels, or vasculitis. In order to properly treat EGPA, it is critical that the level of disease activity can be determined over the course of the disease. The purpose of this study is to determine new biological markers, or biomarkers, that may be used to assess the severity of this disease in people with EGPA.
Evaluating the diagnostic value of transbronchial lung cryobiopsy (TBLC) as well as its procedural feasibility and safety in a prospective series of 20 patients with diffuse interstitial lung diseases (DILD) who are referred for invasive histopathological diagnostics
Sepsis is one of the most challenging conditions with an exceptionally high mortality rate. Diastolic Dysfunction is common in septic patients and has been found to be associated with mortality. However, the reasons for this remain unclear. Therefore, the goal of this study is to investigate diastolic dysfunction in septic patients on the intensive care unit. Special attention is paid to the presence of lung edema and general edema as a potential link between diastolic dysfunction and elevated mortality in septic patients. During the septic phase daily ultrasound examinations of heart and lung will be performed as to monitor diastolic ...
The purpose of this study is to place past, current, and future medical record information into the UPMC Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease Research Registry.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic disease, leading to poor lung function with a median survival of 2-3 years. Acute exacerbation of idiopathic IPF is a complication associated with a mortality rate > 50%. So far, the appearance of an acute exacerbation is unpredictable. Worsening of the IPF accompanies with a decrease of the FVC-value, the lung capacity. So far, studies are missing investigating the correlation between a decrease of the FVC-value and emerging acute exacerbations. Therefore, this study uses daily home spirometry to investigate that correlation. With this study the investigators hope to determine acute ...
Patients with newly diagnosed IPF are investigated for the diagnostic delay before a diagnosis of IPF is made.