A Phase II multi-center, double-blind, parallel group, randomized and placebo-controlled clinical trial addressing the treatment of patients with active and symptomatic Scleroderma-related interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD).
Single-arm, open-label observational study in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients receiving usual care at an interstitial lung disease specialist center. The objectives are  to characterise the longitudinal trends of patient-measured Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) and impact of IPF on daily life Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROM) in a cohort of patients with IPF  to determine the correlation (if any) between patient-measured FVC and PROMs with clinic-observed measurements and  to assess if longitudinal trends in patient-measured FVC are predictive of clinical health outcomes in IPF. An additional purpose is to assess...
Tuberculosis (TB) remains the most important infectious disease in the world. Preventive treatment plays an important role in successful control of TB. The investigators' previous study showed a 3-month weekly rifapentine and isoniazid regimen had a high protective efficacy but an unsatisfactory completion rate. Therefore, the investigators suppose that a one-month (12-dose) regimen of rifapentine and isoniazid (1RPT/INH) to be equivalent to a 3-month weekly rifapentine and isoniazid regimen with similar efficacy and higher completion rate. Relevant study is lacking in China where the TB burden is high with the incidence rate of 70/100,...
Dyspnea (i.e. breathlessness) and exercise intolerance are common symptoms for patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD), yet it is not known why. It has been suggested that muscle dysfunction may contribute to dyspnea and exercise intolerance in ILD. Our study aims to: i) examine differences in the structure and function of the leg muscles in ILD patients, ii) determine if leg muscle fatigue contributes to dyspnea and exercise limitation in patients with ILD, and iii) determine the effects of breathing extra oxygen on leg muscle fatigue, as well as ability to exercise in ILD patients.
The study aims at defining the role of soluble CD95 Ligand in the physiopathology of a rare group of inflammatory diseases: ANCA associated vasculitis. Soluble CD95 Ligand might have a prognostic and diagnostic interest as well as potential for the discovery of new therapeutic strategies.
The purpose of the present study is to advance in the knowledge of quality of life in patients with ILD by translating a ILD quality of life questionnaire. There are no specific tools validated in Spanish to evaluate the quality of life in patients with ILD, although these measures are useful for an comprensive evaluation of these patients. Patients with ILD have a significant impact on their health. If we improve our Knowledge of the different domains affected by the disease, and not only in the pathophysiological ones, we will be able to develop tools to improve their management.
As the result of our last study "Long Term effects of an Inpatient Pulmonary Program in Patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis" already demonstrated the positive effects of a Pulmonary Rehabiliation on the mental status. In this current study the aim will be to analyse the personality type regarding anxiety and depression
In this single centre non-randomised pilot cohort study we wish to quantify the effect of a twice weekly, 8 week, structured responsive exercise training programme on exercise tolerance, symptoms and health related quality of life in patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). We also wish to assess the effect of exercise training on fibrotic processes causing IPF through measurement of blood biomarkers of disease activity.
Interstitial lung diseases (ILD) are a heterogeneous collection of more than 100 different pulmonary disorders. Surgical lung biopsie in combination with multidisciplinary discussion is recommend in combination to reach a consensus diagnosis when the initial clinical evaluation is inconclusive in the diagnosis of ILD. Cryobiopsy via bronchoscopy is approved for lung biopsies and allows harvesting of large tissue samples of excellent. This technique is not jet standardized. In this prospective randomised study the investigators want to evaluate the diagnostic yield comparing two different techniques of performing transbronchial cryobiopsy....
This research study is evaluating a drug called clofarabine as a possible treatment for Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) and and other histiocytic disorders.