Interstitial Lung Disease

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Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease describes a group of disorders caused by damage to the lungs, which are the organs through which we breathe. This damage can cause difficulty breathing and low oxygen levels in the blood. Although the exact cause of interstitial lung disease is unknown, it can be triggered by various injuries resulting in scarring within the lungs. Normally, the body fixes the damaged lung tissue, but in patients with interstitial lung disease the repair process does not function properly, causing thick and scarred air sacs. Other risk factors include long-term exposure to hazardous materials, certain autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, age, and smoking. Once the lung tissue starts scarring, medication can only slow down the damage but it cannot reverse the damage. Treatment may include radiation, chemotherapy drugs, heart medications or antibiotics.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Interstitial Lung Disease" returned 566 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prevalence of lung cancer in patients with interstitial lung disease is higher than in those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
 

Author(s): Hye In Jung, Jae Seok Park, Mi-Young Lee, ByeongJu Park, Hyun Jung Kim, Sun Hyo Park, Won-Il Choi, Choong Won Lee

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(11):e0071.

 

We aimed to explore lung cancer prevalence in interstitial lung disease (ILD) patients with or without connective tissue disorder (CTD) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in comparison with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).We evaluated lung cancer prevalence associated ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Analysis of Time-to-onset of Interstitial Lung Disease after the Administration of Small Molecule Molecularly-targeted Drugs].
 

Author(s): Fusao Komada

Journal: Yakugaku Zasshi. 2018 ;138(2):229-235.

 

 The aim of this study was to investigate the time-to-onset of drug-induced interstitial lung disease (DILD) following the administration of small molecule molecularly-targeted drugs via the use of the spontaneous adverse reaction reporting system of the Japanese Adverse Drug Event ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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IgG4-related lung disease presenting as interstitial lung disease with bronchiolitis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Chiu-Fan Chen, Kuo-An Chu, Yen-Chiang Tseng, Chang-Che Wu, Ruay-Sheng Lai

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(49):e9140.

 

IgG4-related disease is a rare and novel disease entity that tends to involve multiple organs. The pulmonary manifestation of this disease is highly variable and may mimic lung cancer, pneumonia, interstitial lung disease (ILD), sarcoidosis, and so forth. Small airway disease is rarely ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Interstitial Lung Disease" returned 100 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

British Lung Foundation/United Kingdom Primary Immunodeficiency Network Consensus Statement on the Definition, Diagnosis, and Management of Granulomatous-Lymphocytic Interstitial Lung Disease in Common Variable Immunodeficiency Disorders.
 

Author(s): John R Hurst, Nisha Verma, David Lowe, Helen E Baxendale, Stephen Jolles, Peter Kelleher, Hilary J Longhurst, Smita Y Patel, Elisabetta A Renzoni, Clare R Sander, Gerard R Avery, Judith L Babar, Matthew S Buckland, Siobhan Burns, William Egner, Mark M Gompels, Pavels Gordins, Jamanda A Haddock, Simon P Hart, Grant R Hayman, Richard Herriot, Rachel K Hoyles, Aarnoud P Huissoon, Joseph Jacob, Andrew G Nicholson, Doris M Rassl, Ravishankar B Sargur, Sinisa Savic, Suranjith L Seneviratne, Michael Sheaff, Prashantha M Vaitla, Gareth I Walters, Joanna L Whitehouse, Penny A Wright, Alison M Condliffe

Journal: J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. ;5(4):938-945.

 

A proportion of people living with common variable immunodeficiency disorders develop granulomatous-lymphocytic interstitial lung disease (GLILD). We aimed to develop a consensus statement on the definition, diagnosis, and management of GLILD. All UK specialist centers were contacted ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Oxygen therapy for interstitial lung disease: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Emily C Bell, Narelle S Cox, Nicole Goh, Ian Glaspole, Glen P Westall, Alice Watson, Anne E Holland

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This review aims to establish the impact of oxygen therapy on dyspnoea, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), exercise capacity and mortality in interstitial lung disease (ILD).We included studies that compared oxygen therapy to no oxygen therapy in adults with ILD. No limitations ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Pulmonary vascular and cardiac impairment in interstitial lung disease.
 

Author(s): Marios Panagiotou, Alistair C Church, Martin K Johnson, Andrew J Peacock

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Pulmonary vascular and cardiac impairment is increasingly appreciated as a major adverse factor in the natural history of interstitial lung disease. This clinically orientated review focuses on the current concepts in the pathogenesis, pathophysiology and implications of the detrimental ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Interstitial Lung Disease Registry Construction
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Interstitial Lung Disease

 

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2017

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Best Clinical Endpoints That Likely Induce Worse Prognosis in Interstitial Lung Diseases
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Interstitial Lung Disease

 

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2018

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Last Updated: 25 Oct 2016

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