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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346191/the-four-corners-sign-a-specific-imaging-feature-in-differentiating-systemic-sclerosis-related-interstitial-lung-disease-from-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Lara Walkoff, Darin B White, Jonathan H Chung, Dennis Asante, Christian W Cox
PURPOSE: Differentiating between systemic sclerosis-related interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is important because of the differences in workup, prognosis, and treatment. However, there is much overlap in the appearance of these 2 entities on high-resolution computed tomography. We propose that inflammation and/or fibrosis focally or disproportionately involving the bilateral anterolateral upper lobes and posterosuperior lower lobes ["Four Corners" Sign (FCS)] is specific for SSc-ILD...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343236/barriers-to-timely-diagnosis-of-interstitial-lung-disease-in-the-real-world-the-intensity-survey
#2
Gregory P Cosgrove, Pauline Bianchi, Sherry Danese, David J Lederer
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other interstitial lung diseases (ILD) presents significant clinical challenges. To gain insights regarding the diagnostic experience of patients with ILD and to identify potential barriers to a timely and accurate diagnosis, we developed an online questionnaire and conducted a national survey of adults with a self-reported diagnosis of ILD. METHODS: A pre-specified total of 600 subjects were recruited to participate in a 40-question online survey...
January 17, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336618/rheumatoid-arthritis-a-single-center-egyptian-experience
#3
B R Sakr, M M Elfishawi, M H ElArousy, A K Hatw, A N AbdulKarim, A B Tammam, A N Kotp, M E Hamed, I E Genedy, E D El Desouky, Z O Nawito
OBJECTIVE: Demonstration of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) characteristics in a large cohort of Egyptian patients. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of data of 3219 RA patients attending the Rheumatology outpatient clinic, Kasr Alainy Hospital, Cairo University; from January 1995 till December 2015. RESULTS: Mean age at disease onset was 36.1 ±13.4 years; 2774 (84%) were females and mean disease duration was 12.9 ±7.9 years. Regarding number of joint affected at disease onset; polyarticular pattern was found in 77...
January 16, 2018: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336132/auditory-system-synchronization-and-cochlear-function-in-patients-with-normal-hearing-with-tinnitus-comparison-of-multiple-feature-with-longer-duration-and-single-feature-with-shorter-duration-tinnitus
#4
Sujoy Kumar Makar, Geetha Mukundan, Geeta Gore
OBJECTIVE: To observe cochlear and brainstem function in normal hearing ears with tinnitus using DPOAE and ABR audiometry. DESIGN: Case-control study. SAMPLE SIZE: Included 60 normal hearing male patients with age less than 45 years; control group consisted of 30 patients without tinnitus and the study group consisted of those with unilateral tinnitus of at least 6 month duration. Pure tone audiometry, tinnitus matching (pitch & loudness), DPOAE (SNR & Amplitude) and ABR results of absolute latency of wave I, III and V, with IPL difference of I-III, III-V & I-V, and ILD-V were investigated...
December 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330889/exercise-desaturation-and-oxygen-therapy-in-ild-and-copd-similarities-differences-and-therapeutic-relevance
#5
EDITORIAL
Christine F McDonald
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2018: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327393/pulmonary-hypertension-in-interstitial-lung-disease-limitations-of-echocardiography-compared-to-cardiac-catheterization
#6
Gregory J Keir, S John Wort, Maria Kokosi, Peter M George, Simon L F Walsh, Joseph Jacob, Laura Price, Simon Bax, Elisabetta A Renzoni, Toby M Maher, Peter MacDonald, David M Hansell, Athol U Wells
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In interstitial lung disease (ILD), pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a major adverse prognostic determinant. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is the most widely used tool when screening for PH, although discordance between TTE and right heart catheter (RHC) measured pulmonary haemodynamics is increasingly recognized. We evaluated the predictive utility of the updated European Society of Cardiology/European Respiratory Society (ESC/ERS) TTE screening recommendations against RHC testing in a large, well-characterized ILD cohort...
January 12, 2018: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325675/mycophenolate-mofetil-as-a-therapeutic-agent-for-interstitial-lung-diseases-in-systemic-sclerosis
#7
REVIEW
Takahiro Ueda, Takuro Sakagami, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Toshinori Takada
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an intractable disease that causes fibrosis in all organs. Approximately 40% of patients with SSc have some degree of interstitial lung disease (ILD). One third of patients with SSc and ILD, approximately 15% of all patients, have pulmonary lesions, which slowly progress to respiratory failure resistant to corticosteroid and other treatments. A randomized controlled trial conducted in the United States indicated that one year of treatment with oral cyclophosphamide in patients with SSc-ILD had a significant but modest beneficial effect on lung function, dyspnea, thickening of the skin, and health-related quality of life...
January 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325580/the-predictive-prognostic-factors-for-polymyositis-dermatomyositis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
#8
Yumiko Sugiyama, Ryusuke Yoshimi, Maasa Tamura, Mitsuhiro Takeno, Yosuke Kunishita, Daiga Kishimoto, Yuji Yoshioka, Kouji Kobayashi, Kaoru Takase-Minegishi, Toshiyuki Watanabe, Naoki Hamada, Hideto Nagai, Naomi Tsuchida, Yutaro Soejima, Hiroto Nakano, Reikou Kamiyama, Takeaki Uehara, Yohei Kirino, Akiko Sekiguchi, Atsushi Ihata, Shigeru Ohno, Shouhei Nagaoka, Hideaki Nakajima
BACKGROUND: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is the principal cause of death in polymyositis/dermatomyositis (PM/DM). Here we investigated prognostic factors for death and serious infection in PM/DM-ILD using the multicenter database. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed baseline demographic, clinical and laboratory findings, treatment regimens and outcomes in patients with PM/DM-ILD. The distribution of ILD lesions was evaluated in four divided lung zones of high-resolution computed tomography images...
January 11, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322341/interstitial-lung-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis-data-from-the-spanish-scleroderma-study-group
#9
D Sánchez-Cano, N Ortego-Centeno, J L Callejas, V Fonollosa Plá, R Ríos-Fernández, C Tolosa-Vilella, G Espinosa-Garriga, D Colunga-Argüelles, M V Egurbide-Arberas, M Rubio-Rivas, M Freire, J J Ríos-Blanco, L Trapiella-Martínez, M Rodríguez-Carballeira, A Marín-Ballvé, X Pla-Salas, C P Simeón-Aznar
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical characteristics of patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) in the setting of a large cohort of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients, and to analyse the differences according to the SSc subtype (following the modification of classification criteria of the American College of Rheumatology for SSc proposed by LeRoy and Medsger), factors are associated with moderate-to-severe impairment of lung function, as well as mortality and causes of death. METHODS: A descriptive study was performed, using the available data from the Spanish Scleroderma Study Group...
January 10, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320807/overlap-of-interstitial-pneumonia-with-autoimmune-features-with-undifferentiated-connective-tissue-disease-and-contribution-of-uip-to-mortality
#10
Bryan T Kelly, Teng Moua
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Criteria for interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features (IPAF) were recently established for research purposes in a joint statement from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and American Thoracic Society (ATS). We reviewed the utility of these criteria in patients previously diagnosed as broadly defined undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD) and noted overlapping IPAF findings. Additional review was given to IPAF patients with usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) on histopathology or radiology in terms of survival and outcome...
January 10, 2018: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320550/longitudinal-micro-ct-as-an-outcome-measure-of-interstitial-lung-disease-in-tnf-transgenic-mice
#11
Richard D Bell, Christopher Rudmann, Ronald W Wood, Edward M Schwarz, Homaira Rahimi
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid arthritis associated interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD) is a debilitating condition with poor survival prognosis. High resolution computed tomography (CT) is a common clinical tool to diagnose RA-ILD, and is increasingly being adopted in pre-clinical studies. However, murine models recapitulating RA-ILD are lacking, and CT outcomes for inflammatory lung disease have yet to be formally validated. To address this, we validate μCT outcomes for ILD in the tumor necrosis factor transgenic (TNF-Tg) mouse model of RA...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320306/disease-staging-and-sub-setting-of-interstitial-lung-disease-associated-with-systemic-sclerosis-impact-on-therapy
#12
Peter M George, Athol U Wells
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is the most serious complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc). There is no accepted guidance as to which clinical, radiological or physiological thresholds should prompt initiation or changes in treatment. Furthermore, some patients with extensive disease remain stable without the need for intervention whilst others with limited disease at the outset, experience a precipitous decline. Areas Covered: In this article, evidence for the integration of a number of disease-specific and patient-related domains are discussed and proposed...
January 10, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316328/anti-fibrotic-effects-of-pirfenidone-by-interference-with-the-hedgehog-signalling-pathway-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
#13
Hua Xiao, Guang-Feng Zhang, Xiang-Ping Liao, Xiao-Jie Li, Jian Zhang, Haobo Lin, Zhe Chen, Xiao Zhang
AIM: To determine whether pirfenidone attenuates lung fibrosis by interfering with the hedgehog (Hh) signalling pathway in patients with systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD). METHODS: Twenty-five SSc-ILD patients (20 first visit, five who underwent pirfenidone treatment for 6 months) and 10 healthy controls were recruited. Lung tissues were obtained by open-chest surgery, and primary lung fibroblasts were isolated, cultured and stimulated with pirfenidone...
January 7, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315411/improving-procedural-and-one-year-outcome-after-contact-force-guided-pulmonary-vein-isolation-the-role-of-interlesion-distance-ablation-index-and-contact-force-variability-in-the-close-protocol
#14
Thomas Phlips, Philippe Taghji, Milad El Haddad, Michael Wolf, Sébastien Knecht, Yves Vandekerckhove, René Tavernier, Mattias Duytschaever
Aims: We have recently shown that a contact force (CF)-guided ablation protocol respecting region-specific criteria of lesion contiguity and lesion depth ('CLOSE' protocol) is associated with high incidence of acute durable pulmonary vein (PV) isolation (PVI) and a high single-procedure arrhythmia-free survival at 1 year. In the present study, we compared efficiency, safety, and efficacy of 'CLOSE'-guided PVI to conventional CF-guided PVI (CONV-CF). Methods and results: Fifty consecutive paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) patients underwent PV encircling using a CF-sensing catheter targeting an interlesion distance (ILD) ≤6 mm and ablation index (AI) ≥400 and ≥550 at posterior and anterior wall ('CLOSE' group)...
January 4, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297433/interstitial-lung-disease-and-risk-of-mortality-11-year-nationwide-population-based-study
#15
W-I Choi, S H Park, S Dauti, B-J Park, C W Lee
BACKGROUND: Patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) constitute a substantial disease burden. Although ILD outcomes have been investigated, the risk of death due to ILD has not been studied in the light of confounders and comorbidities. In this nationwide, 11-year longitudinal, population-based study, we aimed to discover if ILD is an independent risk factor for mortality. DESIGN: Data on 1 031 392 (2.2%) randomly selected subjects from 47 279 373 Korean residents were collected from the 2002 Korean National Health Insurance database...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297205/cyclophosphamide-for-connective-tissue-disease-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
#16
REVIEW
Hayley Barnes, Anne E Holland, Glen P Westall, Nicole Sl Goh, Ian N Glaspole
BACKGROUND: Approximately one-third of individuals with interstitial lung disease (ILD) have associated connective tissue disease (CTD). The connective tissue disorders most commonly associated with ILD include scleroderma/systemic sclerosis (SSc), rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis/dermatomyositis, and Sjögren's syndrome. Although many people with CTD-ILD do not develop progressive lung disease, a significant proportion do progress, leading to reduced physical function, decreased quality of life, and death...
January 3, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289262/clinical-heterogeneity-of-interstitial-lung-disease-in-polymyositis-and-dermatomyositis-patients-with-or-without-specific-autoantibodies
#17
Fang Chen, Shanshan Li, Tao Wang, Jingli Shi, Guochun Wang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the heterogeneity of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis (PM/DM) according to serological type. METHODS: A total of 182 patients with PM/DM-ILD were observed retrospectively. Antiaminoacyl-tRNA synthetase (ARS) and antimelanoma differentiation-associated gene5 (MDA5) antibodies were screened using immunoblotting approach. The patients with ILD were divided into 3 groups: MDA5 (with anti-MDA5 antibody), ARS (with anti-ARS antibody) and MSN (without anti-MDA5 or anti-ARS antibody) group...
January 2018: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287593/upregulation-of-citrullination-pathway-from-autoimmune-to-idiopathic-lung-fibrosis
#18
Katerina D Samara, Athina Trachalaki, Eliza Tsitoura, Anastasios V Koutsopoulos, Eleni D Lagoudaki, Ismini Lasithiotaki, George Margaritopoulos, Panagiotis Pantelidis, Eleni Bibaki, Nikolaos M Siafakas, Nikolaos Tzanakis, Athol U Wells, Katerina M Antoniou
BACKGROUND: Increased protein citrullination and peptidylarginine deiminases (PADIs), which catalyze the citrullination process, are central in Rheumatoid arthritis pathogenesis and probably involved in the initial steps towards autoimmunity. Approximately, 10% of RA patients develop clinically significantly ILD. A possible shared role of protein citrullination in rheumatoid arthritis associated interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD), and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) pathogenesis remains unclear...
December 29, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287518/anti-mda5-positive-dermatomyositis-complicated-with-rapidly-progressive-interstitial-lung-disease-a-case-report
#19
Eva De Backer, Félix Gremonprez, Guy Brusselle, Pieter Depuydt, Jo Van Dorpe, Carole Van Haverbeke, Pieter C Goeminne, Eric Derom
CASE PRESENTATION:  We present a case of a 55-year-old Caucasian male with manifestations of dermatomyositis complicated with rapidly progressive interstitial lung disease (RP-ILD). Diagnosis of anti-MDA5 positive dermatomyositis was made. DISCUSSION:  Myositis specific antibodies (MSA) can be used for diagnosis and predicting prognosis in patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis. Anti-MDA5 positive dermatomyositis should be considered in patients presenting with dermatomyositis and a disease course resembling antisynthetase syndrome in the absence of antisynthetase autoantibodies, especially if a remarkably high ferritin is noted...
December 29, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282676/surveillance-on-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-ambrisentan-volibris-tablet-2-5-mg-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-real-clinical-practice-post-marketing-surveillance-interim-analysis-report
#20
Tomohiko Takahashi, Satoru Hayata, Akihiro Kobayashi, Yuna Onaka, Takeshi Ebihara, Terufumi Hara
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is an intractable and rare disease and the accumulation of clinical evidence under real-world setting is needed. A post-marketing surveillance for the endothelin receptor antagonist ambrisentan (Volibris tablet) has been conducted by all-case investigation since September 2010. This paper is an interim report on the safety and efficacy of ambrisentan in 702 patients with PAH. METHODS: PAH patients aged 15 years or older were subjected to the analysis...
December 27, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
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