Interstitial Lung Disease

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Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease describes a group of disorders caused by damage to the lungs, which are the organs through which we breathe. This damage can cause difficulty breathing and low oxygen levels in the blood. Although the exact cause of interstitial lung disease is unknown, it can be triggered by various injuries resulting in scarring within the lungs. Normally, the body fixes the damaged lung tissue, but in patients with interstitial lung disease the repair process does not function properly, causing thick and scarred air sacs. Other risk factors include long-term exposure to hazardous materials, certain autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, age, and smoking. Once the lung tissue starts scarring, medication can only slow down the damage but it cannot reverse the damage. Treatment may include radiation, chemotherapy drugs, heart medications or antibiotics.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Interstitial Lung Disease" returned 610 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Correlation between nailfold capillaroscopic findings and presence of interstitial lung disease in systemic sclerosis patients].
 

Author(s): L L Ji, H Wang, X H Zhang, Z L Zhang

Journal: Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao. 2018 Jun;50(3):501-506.

 

To evaluate the correlation between nailfold capillaroscopic (NC) findings and the presence of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prevalence, risk factors, and prognosis of interstitial lung disease in a large cohort of Chinese primary Sjögren syndrome patients: A case-control study.
 

Author(s): Hui Gao, Xue-Wu Zhang, Jing He, Jing Zhang, Yuan An, Ye Sun, Ru-Lin Jia, Sheng-Guang Li, Li-Jing Zhang, Zhan-Guo Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(24):e11003.

 

To determine the prevalence of pulmonary complications in primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS), and to identify the risk factors and the prognosis associated with pulmonary involvement in pSS patients.A total of 1341 hospitalized patients (853 with pSS and 488 with secondary Sjögren syndrome ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Combined usage of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and double filtration plasmapheresis in amyopathic dermatomyositis patient with severe interstitial lung disease: A case report.
 

Author(s): Jiequn Huang, Changzhi Liu, Ruiqiu Zhu, Yongpeng Su, Jingcheng Lin, Jianhai Lu, Shuchao Wen, Liuer Zuo

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(22):e10946.

 

We report a man with amyopathic dermatomyositis (ADM) complicated by severe interstitial lung disease (ILD) received extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in combination with double filtration plasmapheresis (DFPP). This is the first report of the utility of ECMO in combination ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Interstitial Lung Disease" returned 109 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Practical Approach to the Evaluation and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis-Interstitial Lung Disease Based on its Proven and Hypothetical Mechanisms.
 

Author(s): Francisco Paulin, Alejandra Babini, Marta Mamani, Juan Mercado, Fabián Caro

Journal: Rev. Invest. Clin.. ;69(5):235-242.

 

The prevalence of interstitial lung disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis varies from 10 to 42%. Rheumatoid arthritis patients with interstitial lung disease have three times the risk of death compared with those without the disease. Prognosis seems to be related to the high-resolution ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Palliative care in interstitial lung disease: living well.
 

Author(s): Michael Kreuter, Elisabeth Bendstrup, Anne-Marie Russell, Sabrina Bajwah, Kathleen Lindell, Yochai Adir, Crystal E Brown, Greg Calligaro, Nicola Cassidy, Tamera J Corte, Klaus Geissler, Azza Adel Hassan, Kerri A Johannson, Ronaldo Kairalla, Martin Kolb, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Sylvia Quadrelli, Jeff Swigris, Zarir Udwadia, Athol Wells, Marlies Wijsenbeek

Journal: Lancet Respir Med. 2017 12;5(12):968-980.

 

Progressive fibrotic interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) are characterised by major reductions in quality of life and survival and have similarities to certain malignancies. However, palliative care expertise is conspicuously inaccessible to many patients with ILD. Unmet patient and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Usefulness of lung ultrasound B-lines in connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease: a literature review.
 

Author(s): YuKai Wang, Luna Gargani, Tatiana Barskova, Dan E Furst, Marco Matucci Cerinic

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Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a major pulmonary manifestation of connective tissue disease (CTD), leading to significant morbidity and mortality. Chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) is presently considered the diagnostic gold standard for pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Interstitial Lung Disease Registry Construction
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Interstitial Lung Disease

 

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2017

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Best Clinical Endpoints That Likely Induce Worse Prognosis in Interstitial Lung Diseases
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Interstitial Lung Disease

 

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2018

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Last Updated: 25 Oct 2016

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