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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933948/the-value-and-application-of-the-six-minute-walk-test-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#1
A Whitney Brown, Steven D Nathan
The 6 minute walk test (6MWT) is a commonly employed assessment of performance ability in a variety of cardiopulmonary diseases. It provides important functional information that is not captured in standardized pulmonary function testing. The test may be influenced by factors other than the severity of lung disease, including frailty, deconditioning, and musculoskeletal issues. The primary output measure from the six minute walk test is the distance walked, which appears to confer prognostic information in many diverse disease states...
September 21, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932114/spermidine-mediated-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-nanoparticles-containing-fluorofenidone-for-the-treatment-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#2
Jing Tang, Jianming Li, Guo Li, Haitao Zhang, Ling Wang, Dai Li, Jinsong Ding
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive, fatal lung disease with poor survival. The advances made in deciphering this disease have led to the approval of different antifibrotic molecules, such as pirfenidone and nintedanib. An increasing number of studies with particles (liposomes, nanoparticles [NPs], microspheres, nanopolymersomes, and nanoliposomes) modified with different functional groups have demonstrated improvement in lung-targeted drug delivery. In the present study, we prepared, characterized, and evaluated spermidine (Spd)-modified poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) NPs as carriers for fluorofenidone (AKF) to improve the antifibrotic efficacy of this drug in the lung...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929225/prediction-of-survival-by-texture-based-automated-quantitative-assessment-of-regional-disease-patterns-on-ct-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#3
Sang Min Lee, Joon Beom Seo, Sang Young Oh, Tae Hoon Kim, Jin Woo Song, Sang Min Lee, Namkug Kim
OBJECTIVES: To retrospectively investigate whether the baseline extent and 1-year change in regional disease patterns on CT can predict survival of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). METHODS: A total of 144 IPF patients with CT scans at the time of diagnosis and 1 year later were included. The extents of five regional disease patterns were quantified using an in-house texture-based automated system. The fibrosis score was defined as the sum of the extent of honeycombing and reticular opacity...
September 19, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923239/a-novel-formulation-of-inhaled-sodium-cromoglicate-pa101-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-chronic-cough-a-randomised-double-blind-proof-of-concept-phase-2-trial
#4
Surinder S Birring, Marlies S Wijsenbeek, Sanjay Agrawal, Jan W K van den Berg, Helen Stone, Toby M Maher, Ahmet Tutuncu, Alyn H Morice
BACKGROUND: Cough can be a debilitating symptom of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and is difficult to treat. PA101 is a novel formulation of sodium cromoglicate delivered via a high-efficiency eFlow nebuliser that achieves significantly higher drug deposition in the lung compared with the existing formulations. We aimed to test the efficacy and safety of inhaled PA101 in patients with IPF and chronic cough and, to explore the antitussive mechanism of PA101, patients with chronic idiopathic cough (CIC) were also studied...
September 8, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922731/shikonin-suppresses-pulmonary-fibroblasts-proliferation-and-activation-by-regulating-akt-and-p38-mapk-signaling-pathways
#5
Yunjuan Nie, Yaoyao Yang, Jian Zhang, Guowei Cai, Yanhua Chang, Gaoshang Chai, Chongyong Guo
Fibroblast is believed to be the primary effector in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a progressive lung disorder characterized by aberrant tissue remodeling and the formation of fibroblastic foci. Due to the complicated etiology and mechanism, there are few effective drugs for this fatal disease. Shikonin (SHI), which is the major ingredient isolated from the plant Lithospermum Erythrorhizon, has long been used as traditional medicine for many diseases including inflammation and cancer. The roles of SHI in attenuating skin scar and renal fibrosis by reducing TGFβ1-stimulated fibroblast activation are also reported...
September 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921394/combination-therapy-with-pirfenidone-plus-prednisolone-ameliorates-paraquat-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis
#6
Rokhsana Rasooli, Fatemeh Pourgholamhosein, Younes Kamali, Fatemeh Nabipour, Ali Mandegary
Pirfenidone is known to slow the decline in vital capacity and increase survival in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Besides, administration of glucocorticoids, e.g., prednisolone has been the conventional strategy to the treatment of patients with this disease, although their efficacy is under debate. Since multiple coactivated pathways are involved in the pathogenesis of IPF, combination therapy is a foundation strategy to cover many more synergetic mechanisms and increase response. The aim of the present study was to compare the therapeutic efficacy of prednisolone plus pirfenidone with pirfenidone alone in PQ-induced lung fibrosis...
September 18, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918442/the-role-of-periostin-in-lung-fibrosis-and-airway-remodeling
#7
REVIEW
David N O'Dwyer, Bethany B Moore
Periostin is a protein that plays a key role in development and repair within the biological matrix of the lung. As a matricellular protein that does not contribute to extracellular matrix structure, periostin interacts with other extracellular matrix proteins to regulate the composition of the matrix in the lung and other organs. In this review, we discuss the studies exploring the role of periostin to date in chronic respiratory diseases, namely asthma and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Asthma is a major health problem globally affecting millions of people worldwide with significant associated morbidity and mortality...
September 16, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915889/anti-fibrotic-efficacy-of-nintedanib-in-pulmonary-fibrosis-via-the-inhibition-of-fibrocyte-activity
#8
Seidai Sato, Shintaro Shinohara, Shinya Hayashi, Shun Morizumi, Shuichi Abe, Hiroyasu Okazaki, Yanjuan Chen, Hisatsugu Goto, Yoshinori Aono, Hirohisa Ogawa, Kazuya Koyama, Haruka Nishimura, Hiroshi Kawano, Yuko Toyoda, Hisanori Uehara, Yasuhiko Nishioka
BACKGROUND: Nintedanib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that is specific for platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGFR), fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFR), and vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFR), has recently been approved for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Fibrocytes are bone marrow-derived progenitor cells that produce growth factors and contribute to fibrogenesis in the lungs. However, the effects of nintedanib on the functions of fibrocytes remain unclear...
September 15, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889145/efficacy-and-adverse-events-of-pirfenidone-in-treating-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#9
Hui Ren, Kai Wang, Hao Yang, Lingyun Gao
To analyze the efficacy and adverse events  (AEs) of pirfenidone in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) trials. Methods: MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, and ClinicalTrials.gov were searched for studies published before June 2016. All studies of clinical trials with the key words IPF or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis or lung fibrosis and pirfenidone or Esbriet were identified. Quality assessment and data extraction nwere conducted by 2 independent researchers. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was performed, and relative risk (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) were calculated...
September 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886193/estimating-the-incidence-of-interstitial-lung-diseases-in-the-cree-of-eeyou-istchee-northern-qu%C3%A3-bec
#10
Matthieu Storme, Alexandre Semionov, Deborah Assayag, Michael Lefson, Darlene Kitty, David Dannenbaum, Jill Torrie, Pierre Lejeune, Elizabeth Robinson, Faiz Ahmad Khan
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the epidemiology of interstitial lung disease (ILD) amongst Canada's Indigenous populations. Clinicians working in Eeyou Istchee (the Cree territory of the James Bay region of Québec, population 17, 956) suspected that ILD was more common in this area. We sought to identify all prevalent and incident cases of ILD in Eeyou Istchee between 2006 and 2013, to describe characteristics of affected patients, distribution of subtypes, and estimate disease incidence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883926/clinical-use-of-nintedanib-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#11
REVIEW
Amy Hajari Case, Peace Johnson
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare lung disease characterised by progressive loss of lung function, dyspnoea and cough. IPF has a variable clinical course but a poor prognosis. Nintedanib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is one of two drugs approved for the treatment of IPF. In clinical trials, nintedanib slowed disease progression by reducing the rate of decline in forced vital capacity (FVC) in patients with IPF and mild or moderate lung function impairment. The effect of nintedanib was consistent across patient subgroups defined by baseline characteristics including FVC % predicted, diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide % predicted and the presence of emphysema...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883924/metabolic-heterogeneity-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-metabolomic-study
#12
Yidan D Zhao, Li Yin, Stephen Archer, Catherine Lu, George Zhao, Yan Yao, Licun Wu, Michael Hsin, Thomas K Waddell, Shaf Keshavjee, John Granton, Marc de Perrot
INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic and fatal disease of unknown cause characterised by progressive fibrotic formation in lung tissue. We hypothesise that disrupted metabolic pathways in IPF contribute to disease pathogenesis. METHODS: Metabolomics of human IPF was performed using mass spectroscopy (IPF lung=8; donor lung=8). Gene expression of key metabolic enzymes was measured using microarrays. Of the 108 metabolites whose levels were found altered, 48 were significantly increased, whereas 60 were significantly decreased in IPF samples compared with normal controls...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879080/diffuse-parenchymal-lung-disease-with-micro-aspirations-in-presence-of-hiatal-hernia
#13
Rishitha Yelisetti, Areig Awad, Anand Kaji
There has been controversy regarding the relationship between gastroesophageal reflux, microaspiration, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). In the last decade, there is increasing evidence supporting a relationship between gastroesophageal reflux, microaspiration, and IPF. The presence of hiatal hernia further propagates microaspirations. Surgical management of hiatal hernia plays a vital role in the treatment.
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878780/p2y6-receptor-activation-promotes-inflammation-and-tissue-remodeling-in-pulmonary-fibrosis
#14
Tobias Müller, Susanne Fay, Rodolfo Paula Vieira, Harry Karmouty-Quintana, Sanja Cicko, Cemil Korcan Ayata, Gernot Zissel, Torsten Goldmann, Giuseppe Lungarella, Davide Ferrari, Francesco Di Virgilio, Bernard Robaye, Jean-Marie Boeynaems, Eduardo R Lazarowski, Michael R Blackburn, Marco Idzko
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a disease with a poor prognosis and very few available treatment options. The involvement of the purinergic receptor subtypes P2Y2 and P2X7 in fibrotic lung disease has been demonstrated recently. In this study, we investigated the role of P2Y6 receptors in the pathogenesis of IPF in humans and in the animal model of bleomycin-induced lung injury. P2Y6R expression was upregulated in lung structural cells but not in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cells derived from IPF patients as well as in animals following bleomycin administration...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877976/evaluating-disease-severity-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#15
Hasti Robbie, Cécile Daccord, Felix Chua, Anand Devaraj
Accurate assessment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) disease severity is integral to the care provided to patients with IPF. However, to date, there are no generally accepted or validated staging systems. There is an abundance of data on using information acquired from physiological, radiological and pathological parameters, in isolation or in combination, to assess disease severity in IPF. Recently, there has been interest in using serum biomarkers and computed tomography-derived quantitative lung fibrosis measures to stage disease severity in IPF...
September 30, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877715/exploring-efficacy-and-safety-of-oral-pirfenidone-for-progressive-non-ipf-lung-fibrosis-relief-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-parallel-group-multi-center-phase-ii-trial
#16
Jürgen Behr, Petra Neuser, Antje Prasse, Michael Kreuter, Klaus Rabe, Carmen Schade-Brittinger, Jasmin Wagner, Andreas Günther
BACKGROUND: Pirfenidone is currently approved in the EU for the treatment of mild to moderate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and offers a beneficial risk-benefit profile. However, there are several other, progressive fibrotic lung diseases, in which conventional anti-inflammatory therapy is not sufficiently effective and antifibrotic therapies may offer a novel treatment option. METHODS/DESIGN: We designed a study protocol for inclusion of patients with progressive fibrotic lung disease despite conventional anti-inflammatory therapy (EudraCT 2014-000861-32)...
September 6, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877354/lung-ultrasonography-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-evaluation-of-a-simplified-protocol-with-high-resolution-computed-tomographic-correlation
#17
Evangelia E Vassalou, Maria Raissaki, Eleftherios Magkanas, Katerina M Antoniou, Apostolos H Karantanas
OBJECTIVES: To compare a simplified ultrasonographic (US) protocol in 2 patient positions with the same-positioned comprehensive US assessments and high-resolution computed tomographic (CT) findings in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. METHODS: Twenty-five consecutive patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis were prospectively enrolled and examined in 2 sessions. During session 1, patients were examined with a US protocol including 56 lung intercostal spaces in supine/sitting (supine/sitting comprehensive protocol) and lateral decubitus (decubitus comprehensive protocol) positions...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877057/pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis-a-review-of-histopathologic-features-and-the-relationship-between-histologic-parameters-and-survival
#18
Reena Khiroya, Claudio Macaluso, Maria A Montero, Athol U Wells, Felix Chua, Maria Kokosi, Toby M Maher, Anand Devaraj, Alexandra Rice, Elisabetta A Renzoni, Andrew G Nicholson
Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) is now a defined clinicopathologic entity in the updated 2013 ATS/ERS classification of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs), which has led to a significant increase in cases being diagnosed at our institution. We have therefore reviewed 43 PPFE cases (58 biopsies in total) to assess whether any clinical or histopathologic features provide prognostic information. A semiquantatitive grading system was used to assess extent of fibroblastic foci, intra-alveolar fibroelastosis, visceral pleural fibrosis, chronic inflammation in areas of fibrosis, vascular fibrointimal thickening, and presence of granulomas...
September 4, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875265/possible-role-of-il-25-in-eosinophilic-lung-inflammation-in-patients-with-chronic-eosinophilic-pneumonia
#19
Shigeki Katoh, Masaki Ikeda, Nobuhiro Matsumoto, Hiroki Shimizu, Masaaki Abe, Yoshihiro Ohue, Keiji Mouri, Yoshihiro Kobashi, Masamitsu Nakazato, Mikio Oka
PURPOSE: Interleukin (IL)-25 and IL-33 induce IL-5 production by various types of cells, such as type 2 helper T (Th2) cells and type 2 innate lymphoid cells. The number of Th2 cells and concentration of IL-5 in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) are increased in patients with eosinophilic pneumonia (EP). To examine the contribution of IL-25 and IL-33 to eosinophilic inflammation of the lung in humans, we evaluated IL-5, IL-25 and IL-33 levels in the BALF of patients with EP. METHODS: IL-5, IL-25, and IL-33 concentrations in the BALF were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in patients with acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP), chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and sarcoidosis...
September 5, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875146/importance-of-serial-changes-in-biomarkers-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#20
Akihiko Sokai, Kiminobu Tanizawa, Tomohiro Handa, Kumiko Kanatani, Takeshi Kubo, Kohei Ikezoe, Yoshinari Nakatsuka, Shinsaku Tokuda, Toru Oga, Toyohiro Hirai, Sonoko Nagai, Kazuo Chin, Michiaki Mishima
The clinical significance of serial changes in serum biomarkers in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) remains to be established. This retrospective study was conducted to clarify the associations of serial changes in serum Krebs von den Lungen-6 (KL-6) and surfactant protein-D (SP-D) with changes in physiological indices and overall mortality in IPF. The study subjects were 75 patients with IPF. The 6 month change in serum KL-6 was significantly correlated with changes in the percentage of the predicted forced vital capacity (FVC % pred) and the percentage of the predicted diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (% DLCO), while the 6 month change in serum SP-D was correlated only with % DLCO...
July 2017: ERJ Open Research
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