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

Interstitial lung disease in clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis with and without anti-MDA-5 antibody: to lump or split?
 

Author(s): Satoshi Ikeda, Machiko Arita, Mitsunori Morita, Satoshi Ikeo, Akihiro Ito, Fumiaki Tokioka, Maki Noyama, Kenta Misaki, Kenji Notohara, Tadashi Ishida

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Interstitial lung disease (ILD) associated with clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis (CADM-ILD) is often refractory and rapidly progressive. Although the anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (anti-MDA-5) antibody is associated with rapidly progressive ILD (RP-ILD), differences ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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99mTc-MIBI Lung Scintigraphy in the Assessment of Pulmonary Involvement in Interstitial Lung Disease and Its Comparison With Pulmonary Function Tests and High-Resolution Computed Tomography: A Preliminary Study.
 

Author(s): Mehrzad Bahtouee, Jamshid Saberifard, Hamid Javadi, Iraj Nabipour, Alireza Raeisi, Majid Assadi, Mohammad Eftekhari

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(47):e2082.

 

The differentiation of active inflammatory processes from an inactive form of the disease is of great value in the management of interstitial lung disease (ILD). The aim of this investigation was to assess the efficacy of 99mTc-methoxy-isobutyl-isonitrile (99mTc-MIBI) scans in distinguishing ...

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2015

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The Efficacy and Safety of Chemotherapy in Patients With Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer and Interstitial Lung Disease: A PRISMA-Compliant Bayesian Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review.
 

Author(s): Yu Jie Chen, Ling Xiao Chen, Mei Xiang Han, Tian Song Zhang, Zhi Rui Zhou, Dian Sheng Zhong

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Sep;94(36):e1451.

 

Chemotherapy plays a critical and venturous role against the co-morbidity of nonsmall cell lung cancer and interstitial lung disease (NSCLC-ILD).We performed a Bayesian meta-analysis and systematic review to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the chemotherapy in NSCLC-ILD patients.EMBASE, ...

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2015

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The terms "Interstitial Lung Disease" returned 75 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Air pollution exposure: a novel environmental risk factor for interstitial lung disease?
 

Author(s): Kerri A Johannson, John R Balmes, Harold R Collard

Journal: Chest. 2015 Apr;147(4):1161-7.

 

Air pollution exposure is a well-established risk factor for several adverse respiratory outcomes, including airways diseases and lung cancer. Few studies have investigated the relationship between air pollution and interstitial lung disease (ILD) despite many forms of ILD arising ...

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2015

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Interstitial lung disease in scleroderma.
 

Author(s): Sara R Schoenfeld, Flavia V Castelino

Journal: Rheum. Dis. Clin. North Am.. 2015 May;41(2):237-48.

 

Systemic sclerosis is a heterogeneous disease of unknown etiology with limited effective therapies. It is characterized by autoimmunity, vasculopathy, and fibrosis and is clinically manifested by multiorgan involvement. Interstitial lung disease is a common complication of systemic ...

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2015

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Year in review 2014: Interstitial lung disease, physiology, sleep and ventilation, acute respiratory distress syndrome, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis and rare lung disease.
 

Author(s): Toby M Maher, Amanda Piper, Yuanlin Song, Marcos I Restrepo, Neil D Eves

Journal: Respirology. 2015 Jul;20(5):834-45.

 

Last Updated: 15 Jun 2015

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Interstitial Lung Diseases in the Veterans Administration
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Interstitial Lung Disease

 

Last Updated: 19 Jan 2016

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Fibrocytes in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Asthma and Interstitial Lung-disease.
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Interstitial Lung Diseases; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Asthma

 

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2016

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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: 8 Apr 2015

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