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Occupational Exposures Linked to Interstitial Lung Disease

Job exposure matrix score increase in vapors, gas, dust, fumes exposure ups high attenuation areas
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

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Conclusions IL-38 may play an important role in acute and/or chronic inflammation in anticancer drug-induced lung injury and acute exacerbation of IPF.
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
We have recently shown that anxiety and depression are common comorbidities for people with interstitial lung disease (ILD). In a cross-sectional single-centre study, the prevalence of anxiety was 31% and the prevalence of depression was 23% [1]. Anxiety and depression were not related to physiological parameters; however, dyspnoea and number of comorbidities were important contributors. The aims of this study were to determine the frequency of prolonged anxiety and depression among sufferers of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and factors contributing to their persistence.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Interstitial and orphan lung disease Original Articles: Research letters Source Type: research
Conclusions Japanese candidates for cadaveric lung transplants for ILD have severe pulmonary dysfunction. Severe dyspnea, short 6MWD, and low performance status are risk factors for early death while on the waiting list.
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractLung disease is one of the most common causes of extra-articular morbidity and mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Development of pulmonary manifestations may be due to the systemic disease itself; to serious respiratory adverse events such as pneumonitis and infections secondary to therapy; or to lifestyle habits such as smoking. Rheumatologists often need to make important treatment decisions and plan future care in RA patients with respiratory comorbidities, despite the absence of clear evidence or consensus. In this review we evaluate the clinical assessment and management of RA-associated int...
Source: Rheumatology and Therapy - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Authors: Matsumoto Y, Kawaguchi T, Yamamoto N, Sawa K, Yoshimoto N, Suzumura T, Watanabe T, Mitsuoka S, Asai K, Kimura T, Yoshimura N, Kuwae Y, Hirata K Abstract A 75-year-old man with stage IV lung adenocarcinoma was treated with osimertinib due to disease progression despite having been administered erlotinib. Both an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) L858R mutation on exon 21 and a T790M mutation on exon 20 were detected in a specimen from a recurrent primary tumor. Five weeks after osimertinib initiation, he developed general fatigue and dyspnea. Chest computed tomography scan revealed diffuse ground glas...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsVTE is a major complication after LT, and 90‐day extended prophylaxis was not able to prevent it. Large, multicenter, randomized clinical trials should be performed to define the best strategy for preventing VTE.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Transplant International - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
In conclusion, physicians should be aware of the possibility of temsirolimus-induced ILD not only while the medication is administered, but also even after it is discontinued. It is important to carefully interview the patient and to recognize the value of physiological tests, such as respiratory function tests and blood gas analysis, as well as imaging findings on HRCT.
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
In conclusion, nivolumab‐related ILD and cancer invasion may concur and aggressive biopsy should be considered if nivolumab‐related ILD is refractory to immunosuppressive therapy. Nivolumab‐related intersitital lung disease (ILD) may concur with cancer invasion in non‐small‐cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. These conditions are difficult to distinguish from each other by computed tomography (CT) findings, and in such cases, aggressive biopsy should be considered.
Source: Respirology Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
We report the main features of ICI–ILD with a focus on clinical presentation, radiological patterns and therapeutic strategies. We identified 64 (3.5%) out of 1826 cancer patients with ICI–ILD. Patients mainly received programmed cell death-1 inhibitors. ILD usually occurred in males, and former or current smokers, with a median age of 59 years. We observed 65.6% grade 2/3 severity, 9.4% grade 4 severity and 9.4% fatal ILD. The median (range) time from initiation of immunotherapy to ILD was 2.3 (0.2–27.4) months. Onset tended to occur earlier in lung cancer versus melanoma: median 2.1 and 5.2 mo...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Interstitial and orphan lung disease, Lung cancer Original Articles: Interstitial lung diseases Source Type: research
Conclusion The most frequent complication of TBC was pneumothorax, although rapidly reversible. There was a positive association between pneumothorax and the presence of pleura in the biopsy samples as well as between bleeding and increased BMI. More studies about TBC complications are needed to improve the selection of the candidates for this procedure.
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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