Early Diagnosis of Pulmonary Fibrosis - Diagnostic Delay

Study Purpose

Patients with newly diagnosed IPF are investigated for the diagnostic delay before a diagnosis of IPF is made.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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No
Study Type

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Observational [Patient Registry]
Eligible Ages 18 Years and Over
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Diagnosis of IPF according to international guidelines

Exclusion Criteria:

- Unable to provide written informed consent - Radiologic, histologic, or clinical findings inconsistent with a diagnosis of IPF

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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NCT02772549
Phase

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Lead Sponsor

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Nils Hoyer
Principal Investigator

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N/A
Principal Investigator Affiliation N/A
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

OtherOther
Overall Status Recruiting
Countries Denmark
Conditions

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Additional Details

Pulmonary fibrosis can be secondary to connective-tissue disease, environmental exposure, or drug toxicity, but it can also appear sporadically without any known cause, i.e. idiopathic interstitial pneumonitis (IIP). Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the commonest IIP and usually follows a rapidly progressive course with a short median survival time. IPF is often diagnosed after a long diagnostic delay, which also affects the prognosis. As new anti-fibrotic treatments have been approved, and awareness of IPF is rising, the diagnostic delay and its implications can be expected to be changing. Also, the new diagnostic guidelines of 2011 could change the diagnostic delay. In order to reduce the diagnostic delay, it is important to investigate the health care utilization and decisions made by healthcare professionals in the period before the final diagnosis is made. This study will prospectively include all patients at the two centres in Denmark where patients are treated for IPF and has thus a good opportunity to include the majority of incident cases of IPF in Denmark. Patients are included immediately after the diagnosis which reduces recall bias. The database will include both patient reported data and objective data from national registries and patient records. A main focus is the distribution of the diagnostic delay between patient and different health care providers, and the health care utilization by the patients before a diagnosis of IPF is made. Risk factors for a delayed diagnosis are investigated. The importance of the diagnostic delay for the prognosis and the course of the disease will also be investigated. The database created in this study will also be used for future research in IPF.

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International Sites

Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark

Status

Recruiting

Address

Aarhus University Hospital

Aarhus, , 8000

Site Contact

Thomas Prio, MD

thomas.prior@auh.rm.dk

+4538674200

Gentofte Hospital, Hellerup, Copenhagen, Denmark

Status

Recruiting

Address

Gentofte Hospital

Hellerup, Copenhagen, 2800

Site Contact

Nils Hoyer, MD

nils.hoyer@regionh.dk

+45-38674200

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