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.
Patients are being offered participation in this pirfenidone trial because They have been diagnosed with fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (FHP), a type of interstitial lung disease (ILD). This is a disease where scarring of lung tissue occurs as the result of inhaling substances called antigens. These antigens can be substances such as molds, chemicals or dust. As a result of this scarring the lungs are is not able to move oxygen into the bloodstream to reach other organs. Currently over 1400 subjects have been treated with pirfenidone in 15 clinical trials. This drug has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use...
The purpose of this proof of concept study is to determine whether CMK389 displays the safety and efficacy profile to support further development in chronic pulmonary sarcoidosis.
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of IFX-1 treatment as replacement for glucocorticoid (GC) therapy in subjects with GPA and MPA.