Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a lung disease that limits the ability to breathe enough for a good workout. One way to improve the exercise training is to reduce the number of muscles being trained together. By training one leg at a time, the patient does not have to breathe as much allowing each leg a better workout. Our groundwork suggests it may work in patients with IPF. This study will help decide whether one-legged exercise training is better at improving a patient's exercise endurance compared to the usual way of exercising with both legs at the same time.
The fibrotic interstitial lung diseases (fILD) are characterised by lung scarring, distressing breathlessness and poor health-related quality of life. Exertional desaturation (low blood oxygen during exercise) is a hallmark of fILD, occurring in over 50% of patients. It is sometimes treated with ambulatory oxygen therapy (AOT), which involves breathing supplemental oxygen during physical activity. However the absence of clinical trials has given rise to marked variations in policy and practice globally. Even where AOT is available, treatment adherence using the traditional delivery method of cylinder gas is poor. Recently new devices called...
The aim of the investigators' study is to evaluate whether monitoring serum rituximab levels could be an interesting tool in the follow-up of ANCA-associated vasculitis patients. All consecutive patients, hospitalized for a new diagnosis of ANCA-associated vasculitis or the relapse of a known ANCA-associated vasculitis, in which the decision to start an induction regimen with rituximab has been taken, will be included. Serum rituximab levels (along with serum anti-rituximab antibodies levels) will be determined (at M+1 and M+3) and the correlation with clinical outcome at M+6 will be analyzed.
A multi-part study in mild/moderate IPF patients using an αVβ6 PET ligand to evaluate target engagement.
The purpose of this study is to to assess the safety and tolerability of pirfenidone 2403 mg/day for the treatment of RA-associated interstitial lung disease.
The main objective is to describe the phenotypic features of the paediatric and adult patients with Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumopathy/Pneumopathy Interstitial Diffuse (IIP/PID), at diagnosis and during the follow-up. These data will be critical for the description of the natural history of the various forms of IIP/PID.
The purpose of this study is to determine wether pirfenidone is safe and effective in the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis with anti-myeloperoxydase (MPO) antibodies or pulmonary fibrosis with anti-MPO associated vasculitis.
The primary objective is to confirm the incidence of adverse drug reactions (focus on gastrointestinal symptoms including diarrhoea and nausea) to Ofev Capsules seen in clinical trials with real world data generated in patients with SSc-ILD.
This prospective study will assess if 12 months of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) supplementation, in patients with AAV (GPA, MPA, and EGPA) who have deficient or insufficient 25(OH)D3 status at enrollment, correlates with improved disease activity and/or lower frequency of relapse (compared to historical data and a previously conducted cross sectional study (part I) that assessed vitamin D status in a cohort of similar patients).
The etiology of pulmonary fibrosis is unknown. Analyses of blood, genomic DNA, and specimens procured by bronchoscopy, lung biopsy, lung transplantation, clinically-indicated extra-pulmonary biopsies, or post-mortem examination from individuals with this disorder may contribute to our understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms of pulmonary fibrosis. The purpose of this protocol is to procure and analyze blood, genomic DNA, and specimens by bronchoscopy, lung biopsy, lung transplantation, extra-pulmonary biopsies, or post-mortem examination from subjects with pulmonary fibrosis. In addition, blood, genomic DNA, clinically-indicated...