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|Eligible Ages||18 Years - 99 Years|
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The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.
|University of Florida|
The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|Ali Ataya, MD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||University of Florida|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
|Sarcoidosis, Precapillary Pulmonary Hypertension, Interstitial Lung Disease|
Pulmonary sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension is classified as WHO Group 5 pulmonary hypertension and may occur in anywhere from 5-20% of sarcoidosis patients. Inhaled treprostinil has shown clinical improvements in exercise capacity after 12 weeks of therapy in patients with WHO Group 1 pulmonary hypertension. More recently, there has been interest in using inhaled PAH-specific therapies for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension associated with interstitial lung disease. The investigators believe that those patients with pulmonary hypertension in the setting of sarcoidosis-associated interstitial lung disease are a unique population which may potentially benefit from inhaled, targeted pulmonary arterial hypertension therapy (inhaled treprostinil) while minimizing the adverse effects associated with systemic pulmonary vasodilators. This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of inhaled treprostinil in subjects with sarcoidosis-associated interstitial lung disease and pulmonary hypertension.
Experimental: Study Group
Sarcoidosis patients with interstitial lung disease and precapillary pulmonary hypertension based on right heart catheterization (RHC). All subjects will initiate inhaled treprostinil at a dose of 3 breaths (18 mcg) four times daily. Study drug doses escalations (additional one breath four times daily) can occur every three days with a maximum dosing regimen of up to 12 breaths (72 mcg) four times daily, as clinically tolerated.
Drug: - Inhaled Treprostinil
Inhaled treprostinil causes dilatation of the pulmonary arteries and may help reduce the pulmonary pressures in this studied population. All subjects will initiate inhaled treprostinil at a dose of 3 breaths (18 mcg) four times daily. Study drug doses escalations (additional one breath four times daily) can occur every three days with a maximum dosing regimen of up to 12 breaths (72 mcg) four times daily, as clinically tolerated.
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