Pulmonary sarcoidosis (PS) is defined as a multisystem granulomatous disorder of unknown cause affecting different vital organs, especially the lungs. PS manifest in reduction of pulmonary function. Overall symptoms lead to poor physical conditioning contributing to a vicious cycle of more physical inactivity. Treatment of sarcoidosis is usually limited to patient symptoms. Progressive fibrosis sometimes can lead to respiratory failure and ultimately, pulmonary transplantation. Physical training shows promising evidence of a positive effect on PF. No defined training program with regard to exercise frequency, duration or intensities...
This is a two part study. In the first part, the pharmacokinetic profile of Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) in normal human volunteers given a single oral dose will be determined to set the dose for the second part of the study. In the second part of this study, lung biopsy fragments and urine samples from patients with interstitial lung disease treated with EGCG will be evaluated in biochemical assays and compared to samples from untreated control patients.
First in Human single ascending dose followed by multiple ascending doses in healthy volunteers.
The purpose of this study is being done to determine whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using inhaled hyper-polarized 129 Xenon gas can help visualize impaired lung function to detect changes over time in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) patients receiving approved IPF treatments. Subjects will undergo an approximately hour long comprehensive MRI protocol, including administration of multiple doses of hyper-polarized 129 Xenon. The subjects will have this initial study prior to initiation of IPF therapies. Then the subjects will have repeat studies at 3, 6 and 12 months following the initiation of therapy. Additional studies ...
Recruitment of a carefully characterized cohort of chILD patients, to generate a database and biobank via collecting data on chILD in China. Importantly, compatibility with ongoing United States and Europe chILD data base developments will be factored in.
The purposes of this study are: - to determine if there are specific genetic traits that might explain why patients have developed pulmonary fibrosis; - to determine if specific genetic traits account for differing patterns of inflammation and scar tissue that has formed in the patient's lungs.
This study seeks to screen first degree family members of people with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) for the earliest signs of lung fibrosis.
The purpose of the study is to identify genetic and biologic markers that may predict the loss of lung function due to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The studies will compare genetic and biologic markers of samples to changes in symptoms. The ultimate goal is to predict if or when patients are likely to experience a rapid decline in lung function due to disease progression.
A placebo-controlled, multicenter, randomized trial to test GKT137831 in ambulatory patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. This drug is an inhibitor of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase (NOX) isoforms. The investigators hypothesize the drug will decrease pulmonary injury due to reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated by NOX enzymes, which are believed to play an important role in the development of IPF. Treatment with GKT137831 could result in significant benefit for a lung disease that has, until now, been almost invariably inexorable. This clinical trial represents the bedside application of a series of...
8 to 22% of patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) will develop Granulomatous Lymphocytic Interstitial Lung Disease (GLILD), which has emerged as a major cause of mortality. Little is known about GLILD in children and young adults. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical, functional, radiological and pathological features of children and young adults diagnosed with GLILD.