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.
"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...
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).
The purpose of the study is to determine if miR200 family may serve as a biomarker of IPF.
Detection of Integrin avb6 in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, and Coronavirus Disease 2019 with [18F]FP-R01-MG-F2 with PET/CT
COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, currently poses a global economic, social, political and medical challenge. The virus originated in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, and has spread rapidly around the world. Currently, European countries, including Austria, are severely affected.The most common computed tomographic changes in acute lung injury include bilateral and subpleural milk glass opacity, consolidation in lower lobes, or both. In the intermediate phase of the infection (4-14 days after the onset of symptoms) a so-called "crazy paving" may occur. The most prominent radiological changes occur ...
KL-6 may be a useful biomarker in patients with interstitial lung disease, but there is limited information in non-Asian populations. Therefore, it is necessary to carry out studies in other populations to confirm the diagnostic values of the biomarker and its prognostic implication. Hypothesis KL-6 may be a useful biomarker in the management of interstitial lung diseases. But it is necessary to know more about its utility in the European population. Study Objectives: - To determine the concentration of KL-6 in serum of patients with pulmonary fibrosis at the time of diagnosis compared to patients without...
Evaluation of diagnostic yield, feasibility and safety of transbronchial lung cryobiopsies done via bronchoscopy in the investigation of interstitial lung disease in comparison with videothoracoscopy-assisted surgical lung biopsy.
The purpose of this study is to place past, current, and future medical record information into the UPMC Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease Research Registry.