This study is aiming to evaluate the efficacy of denosumab among adult patients suffering from Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH).
The purpose of the study is to determine if miR200 family may serve as a biomarker of IPF.
The investigators wish to evaluate the feasibility of [18F]FP-R01-MG-F2 PET/CT scanning in patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Evaluating the diagnostic value of transbronchial lung cryobiopsy (TBLC) as well as its procedural feasibility and safety in a prospective series of 20 patients with diffuse interstitial lung diseases (DILD) who are referred for invasive histopathological diagnostics
Sepsis is one of the most challenging conditions with an exceptionally high mortality rate. Diastolic Dysfunction is common in septic patients and has been found to be associated with mortality. However, the reasons for this remain unclear. Therefore, the goal of this study is to investigate diastolic dysfunction in septic patients on the intensive care unit. Special attention is paid to the presence of lung edema and general edema as a potential link between diastolic dysfunction and elevated mortality in septic patients. During the septic phase daily ultrasound examinations of heart and lung will be performed as to monitor diastolic ...
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.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic disease, leading to poor lung function with a median survival of 2-3 years. Acute exacerbation of idiopathic IPF is a complication associated with a mortality rate > 50%. So far, the appearance of an acute exacerbation is unpredictable. Worsening of the IPF accompanies with a decrease of the FVC-value, the lung capacity. So far, studies are missing investigating the correlation between a decrease of the FVC-value and emerging acute exacerbations. Therefore, this study uses daily home spirometry to investigate that correlation. With this study the investigators hope to determine acute ...
Patients with newly diagnosed IPF are investigated for the diagnostic delay before a diagnosis of IPF is made.
All incident cases of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in Denmark will be offered inclusion during a 5 year period and followed up for up to 5 years with measurements of blood biomarkers and measurements of disease progression.
Although relatively common, bronchiectasis is considered an orphan disease as there is little evidence for adequate treatment, most of the therapeutic options are extrapolated from studies with patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or cystic fibrosis (CF). Inhaled bronchodilators and corticosteroids should be used as a therapeutic test and maintained if there is improvement of symptoms or lung function. There is no evidence to justify the use of mucolytic agents for these patients. The treatment with greater evidence is the use of macrolides, especially azithromycin. A meta-analysis published in 2014 showed that there...