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 628 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Transbronchial Lung Cryobiopsy for Diagnosis of Pediatric Interstitial Lung Disease.
 

Author(s): J T Srikanta, S Swarna, D S Shylendra, Ravindra Mehta

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2018 06;55(6):519-520.

 

Tissue diagnosis of Childhood interstitial lung diseases is of paramount importance to outline management.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Association Between Imaging Findings of Airway Obstruction Adjacent to Lung Tumors and the Onset of Interstitial Lung Disease After Nivolumab.
 

Author(s): Kenji Nakahama, Akihiro Tamiya, Shun-Ichi Isa, Yoshihiko Taniguchi, Takayuki Shiroyama, Hidekazu Suzuki, Takako Inoue, Motohiro Tamiya, Tomonori Hirashima, Fumio Imamura, Shinji Atagi

Journal: In Vivo. ;32(4):887-891.

 

Compared to conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy, immune checkpoint inhibitors have shown a significant efficacy in the treatment of lung cancer. Although interstitial lung disease (ILD) is an important adverse event in immunotherapy, risk factors for ILD remain unclear.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Re-administration of Chemotherapy in Patients with Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Who Recovered from Chemotherapy-induced Interstitial Lung Disease.
 

Author(s): Kosuke Kashiwabara, Hiroshi Semba, Shinji Fujii, Shinsuke Tsumura

Journal: In Vivo. ;32(4):851-857.

 

We reported that epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor re-administration (TKI-R) might be salvage therapy in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer after recovery from EGFR-TKI-induced interstitial lung disease (ILD). Here we retrospectively ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Interstitial Lung Disease" returned 116 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pulmonary function tests as outcomes for systemic sclerosis interstitial lung disease.
 

Author(s): Melissa Caron, Sabrina Hoa, Marie Hudson, Kevin Schwartzman, Russell Steele

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Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in systemic sclerosis (SSc). We performed a systematic review to characterise the use and validation of pulmonary function tests (PFTs) as surrogate markers for systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Unclassifiable interstitial lung disease: a pathologist's perspective.
 

Author(s): Kirk D Jones

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Classifying pulmonary fibrotic disease into various diagnostic categories provides the clinician with expectations for both prognosis and proper treatment. Despite years of experience with histological, radiological and clinical guidelines, a group of patients remains with unclassifiable ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Chronic interstitial lung disease in children.
 

Author(s): Matthias Griese

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Children's interstitial lung diseases (chILD) are increasingly recognised and contain many lung developmental and genetic disorders not yet identified in adult pneumology. Worldwide, several registers have been established. The Australasian Registry Network for Orphan Lung Disease ...

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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Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Interstitial Lung Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Interstitial Lung Disease

 

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2017

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