In patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, anorexia and weight loss during prior treatment with pirfenidone was associated with early termination of subsequent nintedanib therapy.
Use of a calcium-based therapeutic approach may be helpful for the management of an atypical form of pulmonary fibrosis.
Researchers conducted both serologic and tissue expression tests which revealed that for rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease immune responses from anti-malondialdehyde acetaldehyde adducts modified proteins may serve as biomarkers.
Investigators sought to determine a potential link between mPA/Ao ratio at diagnosis and clinical characteristics and outcomes in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Researchers reviewed COPD Assessment Test results in a Japanese cohort to determine the test’s reliability and validity in patients with connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease.
In patients with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis, developing progressive skin fibrosis within 1 year is associated with a decline in lung function and worse survival.
Patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis with better CT indices such as FEV1 and mean lung attenuation had improved outcomes.
Researchers retrospectively analyzed the association among physiologic measurements, survival, and quantitative high-resolution computed tomographic indices in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.