Interstitial Lung Disease

COPD, ILD Do Not Benefit More From Bilateral Transplantation Only Listing

COPD, ILD Do Not Benefit More From Bilateral Transplantation Only Listing

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No meaningful associations were detected in procedural listing preferences and survival outcomes in patients with COPD or interstitial lung disease awaiting lung transplant.

Ambulatory Oxygen Improves Interstitial Lung Disease Quality of Life

Ambulatory Oxygen Improves Interstitial Lung Disease Quality of Life

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Health-related quality of life and isolated exertional hypoxia in patients with interstitial lung disease may be improved by the use of ambulatory oxygen.

Ofev Shown to Slow Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Progression Long-Term

Ofev Shown to Slow Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Progression Long-Term

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The primary objective was to characterize the long-term safety and tolerability of Ofev in patients with IPF; efficacy endpoints included annual rate of decline in forced vital capacity (FVC) calculated over 192 weeks.

Interstitial Lung Disease Diagnosis Improved Using Rheumatologic Assessment

Interstitial Lung Disease Diagnosis Improved Using Rheumatologic Assessment

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Adding routine rheumatologic assessments to interstitial lung disease diagnosis could reduce the need for invasive procedures and improve diagnostic accuracy.

Rituximab Safe and Efficacious Alternative Treatment for Scleroderma

Rituximab Safe and Efficacious Alternative Treatment for Scleroderma

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Rituximab is a safe and effective alternative to cyclophosphamide in managing the progression of scleroderma and subsequent development of interstitial lung disease.

Chronic Cough in Interstitial Lung Disease: More Clinical Trials Needed

Chronic Cough in Interstitial Lung Disease: More Clinical Trials Needed

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An expert panel developed suggestions for chronic cough management in interstitial lung disease, but more clinical trials are needed to establish recommendations.

Venoarterial ECMO Improves Survival to Transplant in Interstitial Lung Disease

Venoarterial ECMO Improves Survival to Transplant in Interstitial Lung Disease

In patients with end-stage interstitial lung disease, there was a higher rate of survival to transplantation with venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

Composite Echo Score Predicts PH in Interstitial Lung Disease

Composite Echo Score Predicts PH in Interstitial Lung Disease

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The variables for the stepwise echocardiographic score included right ventricular systolic pressure, early pulmonary regurgitation gradient, right atrial area size, tricuspid regurgitation velocity, left ventricle eccentricity index, and right ventricle fractional area change.

Expert Consensus on Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Diagnostic Criteria

Expert Consensus on Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Diagnostic Criteria

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Experts in interstitial lung disease identified 18 items of importance for diagnosing chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

Predictors Identified for Myositis-Related Interstitial Lung Disease Mortality

Predictors Identified for Myositis-Related Interstitial Lung Disease Mortality

Researchers identified independent predictors of short-term dermatomyositis- or polymyositis-related interstitial lung disease mortality.

Bronchoalveolar Lavage for Diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Point/Counterpoint

Bronchoalveolar Lavage for Diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Point/Counterpoint

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Lung disease experts Athol Wells, MD, and Joshua Mooney, MD, MS, debate the diagnostic value of bronchoalveolar lavage in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Distinct Clinical Phenotypes in Interstitial Lung Disease May Better Predict Outcomes

Distinct Clinical Phenotypes in Interstitial Lung Disease May Better Predict Outcomes

Clustering patients with interstitial lung disease independently predicted progression-free and transplant-free survival.

Chronic Respiratory Disease Mortality Rates Increase From 1980 to 2014

Chronic Respiratory Disease Mortality Rates Increase From 1980 to 2014

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Mortality rates and changes in mortality rates for chronic respiratory diseases in the United States varied by county, sex, and particular disease type.

Predicting Survival in IPF With CT-Measured Pulmonary Artery: Aorta Ratio

Predicting Survival in IPF With CT-Measured Pulmonary Artery: Aorta Ratio

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Computed tomography-derived pulmonary artery-to-aorta ratio can predict pulmonary artery pressure and survival in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Increased Mortality Related to Interstitial Lung Abnormalities

Increased Mortality Related to Interstitial Lung Abnormalities

Researchers examined data from 4 cohort studies to assess the risk of all-cause mortality associated with interstitial lung abnormalities.

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