Could quality be the key in connective tissue disease ‐associated interstitial lung disease?

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Source: Respirology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS In patients with elevated IRG-S, we identified characteristic clinical features and 3 additional autoinflammatory diseases: IL-18–mediated PAP and recurrent MAS (IL-18PAP-MAS), NEMO deleted exon 5–autoinflammatory syndrome (NEMO-NDAS), and SAMD9L-associated autoinflammatory disease (SAMD9L-SAAD). The IRG-S expands the diagnostic armamentarium in evaluating USAIDs and points to different pathways regulating IRG expression.TRIAL REGISTRATION ClinicalTrials.gov NCT02974595.FUNDING The Intramural Research Program of the NIH, NIAID, NIAMS, and the Clinical Center.
Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Testing for autoantibodies against both Ro peptides may aim diagnosis, classify clinical manifestations in disease entities and define prognosis in certain autoimmune disorders. A distinct weight could be given to the isolated anti-Ro specificities in the SS classification criteria. PMID: 32083547 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Patients with fibrotic interstitial lung disease (FILD) often experience gas exchange abnormalities and ventilatory limitations, resulting in reduced exercise capacity. High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen th...
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ConclusionsMost KS-ILD patients showed a tendency for chronic disease onset and long-term stabilization of pulmonary function.
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionILD was observed in 18.9% of PDAC patients treated with GnP therapy. With appropriate management, no prognostic influence was observed.
Source: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn this feasibility trial recruitment targets were met, attrition levels were low, and aspects of the person-centred approach were viewed positively by trial participants. Prioritisation of the relationship between the patient and professional; person-centred processes, including home visits, assistance with questionnaires, and involvement of the carer; and enabling people to participate by having processes in line with individual capabilities appear to support recruitment and retention in clinical trials in advanced disease. We recommend the integration of a person-centred approach in all clinical trials.Trial ...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionsOur study suggests that the CAT can be applied to evaluate the lung ‐specific quality of life in SSc‐ILD similar to IIP regarding the pulmonary function, but it should be noted that pulmonary arterial hypertension in SSc‐ILD influences the CAT score.
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Joint Bone SpineAuthor(s): Elisabetta Zanatta, Andrea Martini, Elena Scarpieri, Alessandra Biasiolo, Augusta Ortolan, Francesco Benvenuti, Franco Cozzi, Patrizia Pontisso, Andrea DoriaAbstractObjective: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is the major determinant of prognosis in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Squamous Cell Carcinoma Antigen (SCCA1) is a serin protease inhibitor which plays a pivotal role in inflammation and fibrosis. SCCA1 is overexpressed in pulmonary tissue of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and can be detectable in serum as circ...
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
In this study, we analysed circulating and lung resident monocyte populations, and assessed their phenotype and recruitment from the blood to the lung in ILD. Flow cytometry analysis of blood samples for quantifying circulating monocytes was performed in 105 subjects: 83 with ILD (n=36, n=28 and n=19 for nonspecific interstitial pneumonia, hypersensitivity pneumonitis and connective-tissue disease-associated ILD, respectively), as well as 22 controls. Monocyte localisation and abundance were assessed using immunofluorescence and flow cytometry of lung tissue. Monocyte populations were cultured either alone or with endothel...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Lung biology and experimental studies, Interstitial and orphan lung disease Original Articles: Interstitial lung disease and basic science Source Type: research
In patients with fibrotic interstitial lung disease (ILD), hypoxaemia on exertion is frequent, and contributes to exercise intolerance, exertional dyspnoea and reduced quality of life [1–3]. Clinically significant exertional hypoxaemia is typically defined as a drop in transcutaneous arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) to ≤88% on a 6-min walk test (6MWT) [4], and is associated with reduced survival in ILD patients [5].
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Articles: Research letters Source Type: research
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