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|Eligible Ages||40 Years - 85 Years|
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|University of Alabama at Birmingham|
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|Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Acute Fatal Form|
The primary goal of clinical trial is to determine effects of combined therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE), rituximab, and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) in comparison to effects of treatment as usual (TAU), among AE-IPF patients. Our central hypothesis is "AUTOANTIBODY REDUCTION IS BENEFICIAL FOR AE-IPF PATIENTS." A corollary of this hypothesis is that antibody-mediated autoimmunity can play an important role in IPF exacerbations. Following baseline screening assessments, hospitalized AE-IPF patients at the collaborating sites that meet all inclusion/exclusion criteria will be randomly assigned to receive one of the following treatments in a ratio of 2:1: • Arm A (n=34)
Experimental: Autoantibody Reductive Therapy
Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (TPE) consisting of 1x estimated plasma volume exchanges for 3 successive days (1-3) and then, after a one day interval to enable equilibration of autoantibodies between intra- and extra-vascular spaces, again on days 5, 6, 9, 11, 13, and 15. Rituximab: One gm i.v. will be administered on day 6 and day 15 after completion of the TPE on those days. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG): 0.5 gm/kg/day i.v. on days 16-19 All subjects in this trial, including patients in this arm, will receive identical empiric antibiotics and steroids. The steroid dose is: Prednisone 60 mg (p.o.) on day 1, followed by 20 mg/day on days 2-5, 7-14, and 16-19 (or the i.v. methylprednisolone equivalent). Methylprednisolone 100 mg i.v. will be administered on days 6 and 15, as a premedication prior to the rituximab.
Active Comparator: Treatment as Usual (TAU)
The same steroid regimen as described for the experimental arm, i.e., prednisone 60 mg (p.o.) on day 1, followed by 20 mg/day on days 2-5, 7-14, and 16-19 (or the i.v. methylprednisolone equivalent), and methylprednisolone 100 mg i.v. administered on days 6 and 15, as well as empiric antibiotics.
Drug: - Autoantibody Reductive Therapy
TPE x 9, rituximab x 2, IVIG x 4. See arm/group descriptions for additional details.
Drug: - Treatment as Usual (TAU)
Antibiotics and steroids
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