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Collection of Airway, Blood and/or Urine Specimens From Subjects for Research Studies
The purpose of this study is to obtain biologic materials from the blood, airways and/or urine of normal individuals and individuals with lung disease. The normal are used to establish a set of normal ranges for various parameters. These provide control information when compared to individuals with various pulmonary diseases, and will help in understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of various lung diseases. The underlying hypothesis is that the pathologic morphological changes in the airway epithelium must be preceded by changes in the gene expression pattern of the airway epithelium and potentially in macrophages.
Comparison of Imaging Quality Between Spectral Photon Counting Computed Tomography (SPCCT) and Dual Energy Computed Tomography (DECT)
This pilot study wants to determine to which extent SPCCT allows obtaining images with improved quality and diagnostic confidence when compared to standard Dual Energy CT (DECT), both with and without contrast agent injection. Depending on the anatomical structures/organs to be visualized during CT examinations, different scanning protocols are performed with quite variable ionizing radiation doses. Therefore, in order to obtain the most extensive and representative results of the improvement in image quality between SPCCT and DECT that will be performed CT imaging on several body regions and structures, including diabetic foot,...
Comparison of PR Efficiency in Home-based With Hospital-based PR in Bronchiectasis
The investigators aimed to compare the home-based Pulmonary Rehabilitation with the hospital-based pulmonary rehabilitation in terms of pulmonary rehabilitation efficiency in patient with bronchiectasis.
Comparison of the 1-min Sit-to-Stand Test to the 6-minute Walk Test in the Respiratory Functional Assessment of Pulmonary Fibrosis
Fibrosing interstitial lung diseases or pulmonary fibrosis represent a heterogeneous group of progressive pulmonary pathologies, responsible for a significant morbi-mortality. They are defined by an infiltration of the pulmonary interstitium associating in a variable way an inflammatory component (deposit of inflammatory cells) and a fibrosing component (deposit of collagen). Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most common and most severe pulmonary fibrosis. Other pulmonary fibroses are mainly represented by non-specific interstitial lung disease, pulmonary fibroses associated with connectivites, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, ...
Comparison of Tofacitinib and Methotrexate in the Maintained Treatment of GPA
The aim of this study is to identify the optimal maintenance therapy for granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) by comparing the MTX (standard regimen) with Tofacitinib in terms of efficacy, i.e. in preventing relapses.
Connective Tissue Diseases and Lung Manifestations
Despite a number of prospective studies already initiated in the past years, the current epidemiology and course of interstitial lung disease (ILD) and pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with connective tissue disease (CTD) is still not well defined, particularly regarding its prevalence, incidence and the management of a broad spectrum of disease presentations. Major challenges include the identification of patients with progressive disease, the appropriate time point of therapeutic intervention and the underlying driver of disease (inflammatory or pro-fibrotic stimulus or both?). To address these issues in Western...
Controlled Investigation to Evaluate Impact of dCBT on Psychological Symptom Burden in Adult Subjects With PF
The purpose of the study is to assess efficacy and safety of a digital cognitive behavioural therapy for patients with pulmonary fibrosis on anxiety. The study is decentralized and participation is not limited to patients living close to the sites.
Correlation Between Changes in Lung Function and Changes in Cough and Dyspnoea in Nintedanib-treated Connective Tissue Disease Interstitial Lung Disease (CTD-ILD) Patients
The aim of this study is to identify correlations between changes from the baseline at Month 24 in Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) (% predicted and mL) and changes from the baseline at Month 24 in cough or dyspnoea scores [points] as measured in the living with pulmonary fibrosis questionnaire (L-PF) over 24 months of nintedanib treatment in patients with connective tissues disease-associated progressive fibrosing interstitial lung disease (CTD associated PF-ILD) under routine clinical practice conditions in Greece.
Correlation Between the Change of Peripheral Lymphocyte Subsets and Clinically Amyopathic Dermatomyositis Combined With Rapidly Progressive Interstitial Lung Disease
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) occurs in Clinically Amyopathic Dermatomyisitis(CADM) combined with Rapidly Progressive Interstitial Lung Disease(RPILD) within 1-3 months, which leads to death of patients and is difficult to treat. Even if high doses of glucocorticoids are ineffective, there is no recommended treatment for such patients, which is a huge medical challenge.Lymphopenia is an independent risk factor for death in CADM-RPILD, but the cause of lymphopenia is unclear.In this study, the level of lymphocyte subsets in peripheral blood was detected by flow cytometer, in order to further clarify the pathogenesis of...
Cortical Superficial Siderosis and Risk of Recurrent Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy.
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is a major cause of lobar intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in the elderly with high risk of recurrence. The investigators aim to determine the relationship between cortical superficial siderosis (cSS), a MRI hemorrhagic marker of CAA and the risk of symptomatic ICH recurrence in a multicentric prospective cohort of patients with acute lobar ICH related to CAA. The investigators hypothesize that patients with cSS have an increased risk of recurrent symptomatic ICH relative to those without cSS.