Despite a number of prospective studies already initiated in the past years, the current epidemiology and course of interstitial lung disease (ILD) and pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with connective tissue disease (CTD) is still not well defined, particularly regarding its prevalence, incidence and the management of a broad spectrum of disease presentations. Major challenges include the identification of patients with progressive disease, the appropriate time point of therapeutic intervention and the underlying driver of disease (inflammatory or pro-fibrotic stimulus or both?). To address these issues in Western Austria, a...
The aim of this study is to assess the utility of nintedanib therapy in addition to usual transplant care in single lung transplant recipients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The investigators hypothesize that in IPF subjects who undergo single lung transplantation the administration of nintedanib 150 mg twice daily in addition to usual transplant care will result in better preservation of lung function at 24 months.
The aim of this prospective observational trial is to evaluate the influence of Coping strategies on pulmonary rehabilitation outcomes like 6-minute walk distance and Quality of life.
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is a major cause of lobar intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in the elderly with high risk of recurrence. The investigators aim to determine the relationship between cortical superficial siderosis (cSS), a MRI hemorrhagic marker of CAA and the risk of symptomatic ICH recurrence in a multicentric prospective cohort of patients with acute lobar ICH related to CAA. The investigators hypothesize that patients with cSS have an increased risk of recurrent symptomatic ICH relative to those without cSS.
To develop a repository of blood samples from patients with ILD to support future studies into the development of such biomarkers. Patients with pneumonia and healthy patients will also be recruited as a control group.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inﬂammatory disease that affects the joints, causing symmetric pain, stiffness, swelling, and limited motion and function of multiple joints, its ﬁbro inﬂammatory manifestations may develop in other organs.
"Antisynthetase syndrome (ASS) is one of the most severe inflammatory myopathy (IM), due to pulmonary involvement (interstitial lung disease, ILD). Until now, the most commonly used immunosuppresive therapy in Europe is Cyclophosphamide followed by different immunosuppressive drugs as maintenance therapy, including Azathioprine (and so called " European Strategy "). In the USA however, the first-line immunosuppressive treatment is Tacrolimus (so called " American Strategy "). None of these two different strategies has ever been studied prospectively, and there is no clear comparison of short and long-term treatment efficacy and tolerance....
The purpose of this large multicenter, randomized, double-blinded, controlled clinical study is to investigate the efficacy and safety of Cyclosporin A for primary Sjogren's syndrome associated pneumonitis(pSS-IP), which has important implications for the establishment of standardized diagnosis and treatment of pSS-IP.
The overall goal of this study is to identify risk and prognosis factors of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
This study is aiming to evaluate the efficacy of denosumab among adult patients suffering from Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH).