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 355 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Childhood interstitial lung disease due to surfactant protein C deficiency: frequent use and costs of hospital services for a single case in Australia.
 

Author(s): Neil J Hime, Dominic Fitzgerald, Paul Robinson, Hiran Selvadurai, Peter Van Asperen, Adam Jaffé, Yvonne Zurynski

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Rare chronic diseases of childhood are often complex and associated with multiple health issues. Such conditions present significant demands on health services, but the degree of these demands is seldom reported. This study details the utilisation of hospital services and associated ...

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2014

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Adalimumab-induced acute interstitial lung disease in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.
 

Author(s): Olívia Meira Dias, Daniel Antunes Silva Pereira, Bruno Guedes Baldi, André Nathan Costa, Rodrigo Abensur Athanazio, Ronaldo Adib Kairalla, Carlos Roberto Ribeiro Carvalho

Journal: J Bras Pneumol. ;40(1):77-81.

 

The use of immunobiological agents for the treatment of autoimmune diseases is increasing in medical practice. Anti-TNF therapies have been increasingly used in refractory autoimmune diseases, especially rheumatoid arthritis, with promising results. However, the use of such therapies ...

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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Thoracic gas compression during forced expiration in patients with emphysema, interstitial lung disease and obesity.
 

Author(s): Päivi L Piirilä, Ulla Hodgson, Tomi Wuorimaa, Hans-Jürgen Smith, Anssi R A Sovijärvi

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Dynamic gas compression during forced expiration has an influence on conventional flow-volume spirometry results. The extent of gas compression in different pulmonary disorders remains obscure. Utilizing a flow plethysmograph we determined the difference between thoracic and mouth ...

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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The terms "Interstitial Lung Disease" returned 55 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Interstitial lung disease.
 

Author(s): Katerina M Antoniou, George A Margaritopoulos, Sara Tomassetti, Francesco Bonella, Ulrich Costabel, Venerino Poletti

Journal: Eur Respir Rev. 2014 Mar;23(131):40-54.

 

Interstitial lung diseases are a group of diffuse parenchymal lung disorders associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Knowledge achieved in recent years has resulted in the publication of the new classification of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias, according to which ...

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2014

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Interpretation of autoantibody positivity in interstitial lung disease and lung-dominant connective tissue disease.
 

Author(s): Daniel Antunes Silva Pereira, Alexandre de Melo Kawassaki, Bruno Guedes Baldi

Journal: J Bras Pneumol. ;39(6):728-41.

 

The initial evaluation of patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) primarily involves a comprehensive, active search for the cause. Autoantibody assays, which can suggest the presence of a rheumatic disease, are routinely performed at various referral centers. When interstitial ...

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2014

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Connective tissue disease related interstitial lung diseases and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: provisional core sets of domains and instruments for use in clinical trials.
 

Author(s): Lesley Ann Saketkoo, Shikha Mittoo, Dörte Huscher, Dinesh Khanna, Paul F Dellaripa, Oliver Distler, Kevin R Flaherty, Sid Frankel, Chester V Oddis, Christopher P Denton, Aryeh Fischer, Otylia M Kowal-Bielecka, Daphne LeSage, Peter A Merkel, Kristine Phillips, David Pittrow, Jeffrey Swigris, Katerina Antoniou, Robert P Baughman, Flavia V Castelino, Romy B Christmann, Lisa Christopher-Stine, Harold R Collard, Vincent Cottin, Sonye Danoff, Kristin B Highland, Laura Hummers, Ami A Shah, Dong Soon Kim, David A Lynch, Frederick W Miller, Susanna M Proudman, Luca Richeldi, Jay H Ryu, Nora Sandorfi, Catherine Sarver, Athol U Wells, Vibeke Strand, Eric L Matteson, Kevin K Brown, James R Seibold,

Journal: Thorax. 2014 May;69(5):428-36.

 

Clinical trial design in interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) has been hampered by lack of consensus on appropriate outcome measures for reliably assessing treatment response. In the setting of connective tissue diseases (CTDs), some measures of ILD disease activity and severity may ...

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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A Study of the Natural Progression of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Interstitial Lung Diseases; Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis; Sarcoidosis

 

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2012

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The Role of Rheumatological Evaluation in the Management of Patients With Interstitial Lung Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Interstitial Lung Disease; Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis; Connective Tissue Disease

 

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2013

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Cyclophosphamide Systemic Sclerosis Associated Interstitial Lung Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Systemic Sclerosis; Scleroderma; Interstitial Lung Disease; Lung Fibrosis

 

Last Updated: 2 Jan 2014

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