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Tofacitinib Hypothesis-generating, Pilot Study for Corticosteroid-Dependent Sarcoidosis
This is a pilot study to determine whether further research is warranted to assess whether tofacitinib is an effective steroid sparing treatment for pulmonary sarcoidosis. The primary endpoint for this study is a 50% or greater reduction in corticosteroid requirement.
Treating People With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis With the Addition of Lansoprazole
IPF is a progressive scarring lung condition causing coughing and breathlessness. IPF patients often have reflux disease meaning stomach acid may be breathed into the lungs, potentially damaging them. Medicines which stop stomach acid production, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), can be used to reduce reflux symptoms including heartburn. Some researchers suggest PPIs also reduce IPF progression. This research aims to see if IPF progresses slower if treated with PPIs. Based on the results, we will be able to recommend whether or not IPF patients should take PPIs. This trial will involve 298 IPF patients from approximately 37 UK...
Treatment of Pulmonary Fibrosis Due to COVID-19 With Fuzheng Huayu
According to previous studies, viral pneumonia can develop into pulmonary fibrosis, which can affect patients'lung function and even life health.This study aims to observe the efficacy and safety of Fuzheng Huayu Tablets in the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis after COVID-19.
Treatment Outcome and Prognostic Factors for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients With Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
The objectives of this single center, prospective, non-interventional cohort is to understand patient characteristics, general treatment patterns, effectiveness/safety of conventional disease modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) and biologic DMARD treatments in rheumatoid arthritis patients with ILD in the real-world setting
Ultra-Low Dose Computed Tomography For Diagnosis And Follow-Up Of Patients With Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease (DPLD)
The primary intention of this study is to determine the diagnostic performance of ultra-low-dose CT (ULDCT) in diagnosis and follow-up of diffuse parenchymal lung disease (DPLD). We hypothesize that inspiratory and expiratory chest ULDCT has comparable diagnostic yield to standard dose chest High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and utility for follow-up of patients with known DPLD. We will study this hypothesis through the following aims: 1. Determine whether inspiratory and expiratory ULDCT are comparable to HRCT in identifying mosaic attenuation due to air-trapping. 2. Determine whether ULDCT is as good as...
Urinary T Cell Biomarker for Prediction in ANCA Glomerulonephritis
Urinary T lymphocytes may be predictive for clinical outcome in patients with ANCA associated glomerulonephritis (ANCA GN). The investigators hypothesize that the amount of CD4+ effector/memory T cells in urine at time of diagnosis predicts the outcome of patients with active ANCA GN after 6 months of therapy. In a prospective, six-months follow-up study patients' urine will be analysed by flow cytometry every 60 days (+/- 10d). Treatment will be performed to the discretion of the treating clinician. After 6 months of treatment response will be determined as either complete response or partial response.
Urinary T Lymphocytes Predict Renal Flares in Patients With Inactive ANCA-associated Glomerulonephritis
Urinary CD4+ and CD8+ T lymphocytes may predict renal flares in patients with inactive ANCA-associated vasculitis and thus serve as early non-invasive biomarkers. Urine samples of patients with inactive renal ANCA-vasculitis will be analysed by flow cytometry and compared to clinical outcome after 6 months.
Use of cSVF Via IV Deployment for Residual Lung Damage After Symptomatic COVID-19 Infection
COVID-19 Viral Global Pandemic resulting in post-infection pulmonary damage, including Fibrotic Lung Disease due to inflammatory and reactive protein secretions damaging pulmonary alveolar structure and functionality. A short review includes: - Early December, 2019 - A pneumonia of unknown cause was detected in Wuhan, China, and was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office. - January 30th, 2020 - The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. - February 7th, 2020 - 34-year-old Ophthalmologist who first identified a SARS-like coronavirus) dies...
Validation of the Analysis Methodology Behind the Use of Quantitative 18F-FDG PET/CT to Assess Lung Inflammation
The purpose of this study is to validate the method of analysing Positron Emission Tomography (PET) images to assess lung inflammation. Development of novel therapeutic drugs requires a biomarker which is sensitive to the underlying disease and can respond to therapeutic interventions. PET is a potential imaging biomarker which can target molecular and cellular processes. There is currently no standardised method of analysing PET lung data and a lack of validation for the existing techniques. This study is divided in to two parts. Part A aims to determine the best method to perform 18F-FDG PET/CT lung analysis and how it correlates...
Validation of the Risk Stratification Score in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressing scarring disease of the lungs with an average survival of only 30-36 months since the time of diagnosis, in the absence of treatment. The clinical course of IPF is highly variable, with some patients remaining stable for a prolonged period of time, even in the absence of medical treatment, while others experience rapid and relentless progression. In some cases, the clinical course consists of a stepwise rather than steady decline, with periods of stability alternating with acute respiratory worsening. The variability in clinical course makes it challenging to define prognosis in...