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

Mycophenolate mofetil for scleroderma-related interstitial lung disease: A real world experience.
 

Author(s): Misbah Baqir, Ashima Makol, Thomas G Osborn, Brian J Bartholmai, Jay H Ryu

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Interstitial lung disease (ILD) remains the number one cause of mortality in scleroderma (SSc). Our goal was to determine the effectiveness of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in treating SSc-ILD in a retrospective study.

Last Updated: 25 May 2017

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Association of serum levels of laminin, type IV collagen, procollagen III N-terminal peptide, and hyaluronic acid with the progression of interstitial lung disease.
 

Author(s): Yiliang Su, Hongyan Gu, Dong Weng, Ying Zhou, Qiuhong Li, Fen Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Li Shen, Yang Hu, Huiping Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 May;96(18):e6617.

 

Noninvasive and convenient tests to assess pulmonary fibrosis and disease progression in interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) are currently unavailable. The extracellular matrix molecules, laminin (LN), type IV collagen (IVC), procollagen III N-terminal peptide (PIIINP), and hyaluronic ...

Last Updated: 4 May 2017

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A Single US Center Experience of Transbronchial Lung Cryobiopsy for Diagnosing Interstitial Lung Disease With a 2-Scope Technique.
 

Author(s): Thitiwat Sriprasart, Alejandro Aragaki, Robert Baughman, Kathryn Wikenheiser-Brokamp, Gaurav Khanna, Daniel Tanase, Michelle Kirschner, Sadia Benzaquen

Journal: J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2017 Apr;24(2):131-135.

 

Transbronchial lung cryobiopsy (TBLC) has been used to establish the diagnosis of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in recent years. The technique and diagnostic yield vary among institutions. We report a new 2-scope technique and the results of TBLC in our institution.

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2017

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The terms "Interstitial Lung Disease" returned 90 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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: 22 Feb 2017

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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: 18 Jan 2017

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[Fatal acute interstitial lung disease associated with docetaxel administration: about a case and review of the literature].
 

Author(s): Sami Aziz Brahmi, Seddik Youssef, Fatima Zahra Ziani, Said Afqir

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Docetaxel is a chemotherapeutic agent belonging to the taxane family. This drug is widely used to treat cancers. Interstitial lung disease is a rare but serious toxicity due to the high mortality risk. We report a case of a patient with breast cancer who had fatal acute interstitial ...

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2016

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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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Specific Autoantibody Testing in Patients With Interstitial Lung Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Interstitial Lung Disease

 

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2016

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Last Updated: 25 Oct 2016

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