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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888985/azathioprine-response-in-patients-with-fibrotic-connective-tissue-disease-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
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Justin M Oldham, Cathryn Lee, Eleanor Valenzi, Leah J Witt, Ayodeji Adegunsoye, Scully Hsu, Lena Chen, Steven Montner, Jonathan H Chung, Imre Noth, Rekha Vij, Mary E Strek
BACKGROUND: Azathioprine is a commonly prescribed therapy for connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease (CTD-ILD). Combination therapy that included azathioprine was recently shown to increase the risk of death and hospitalization in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Whether azathioprine increases the risk of adverse outcomes in patients with fibrotic CTD-ILD, including those with CTD-associated usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP), remains unknown. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis was performed to determine the combined incidence rate of death, transplant and respiratory hospitalization associated with azathioprine exposure...
December 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886856/a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-outcome-in-systemic-sclerosis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
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Masaki Okamoto, Kiminori Fujimoto, Junko Sadohara, Kiyomi Furuya, Shinjiro Kaieda, Tomoya Miyamura, Eiichi Suematsu, Yasuhiko Kitasato, Tomotaka Kawayama, Hiroaki Ida, Masao Ichiki, Tomoaki Hoshino
BACKGROUND: The relationship between the histological pattern and survival in systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD) is unclear. In patients with SSc-ILD, we investigated whether the clinical data obtained by non-invasive examinations could be used for prognostic evaluation, and attempted to clarify whether complicating acute exacerbation (AE) and the selection of pharmacological therapy were associated with survival. METHODS: Thirty-five patients with SSc-ILD, who had not been diagnosed by surgical lung biopsy were analyzed, retrospectively...
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865876/interstitial-lung-disease-in-the-elderly
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Karen C Patterson, Rupal J Shah, Mary K Porteous, Jason D Christie, Carly D'Errico, Matthew Chadwick, Matthew Triano, Charuhas Deshpande, Milton D Rossman, Leslie A Litzky, Maryl E Kreider, Wallace T Miller
BACKGROUND: Despite the relationship of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) with advancing age, little is known about the epidemiology of interstitial lung diseases (ILD) in the elderly. Here we describe the diagnoses, clinical characteristics, and outcomes of patients who were elderly at the time of ILD diagnosis. METHODS: Among subjects from a prospective cohort study of ILD, elderly was defined as age > 70. Diagnoses were derived from a multi-disciplinary review...
November 16, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829068/clinical-course-and-changes-in-high-resolution-computed-tomography-findings-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-without-honeycombing
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Hiroyoshi Yamauchi, Masashi Bando, Tomohisa Baba, Kensuke Kataoka, Yoshihito Yamada, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Atsushi Miyamoto, Soichiro Ikushima, Takeshi Johkoh, Fumikazu Sakai, Yasuhiro Terasaki, Akira Hebisawa, Yoshinori Kawabata, Yukihiko Sugiyama, Takashi Ogura
Some patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) do not have honeycombing on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) at their initial evaluation. The clinical course and sequential changes in HRCT findings in these patients are not fully understood. We reviewed the cases of 43 patients with IPF without honeycombing on initial HRCT from institutions throughout Japan. All patients were diagnosed with IPF based on a surgical lung biopsy. Multidisciplinary discussions were held five times between 2011 and 2014, to exclude alternative etiologies...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809901/combined-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-emphysema-a-retrospective-analysis-of-clinical-characteristics-treatment-and-prognosis
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Lijuan Zhang, Chunling Zhang, Fushi Dong, Qi Song, Fangzhou Chi, Lu Liu, Yupeng Wang, Chunli Che
BACKGROUND: Combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) is increasingly acknowledged as a separate syndrome with distinct clinical, physiological and radiological characteristics. We sought to identify physiologic and radiographic indices that predict mortality in CPFE. METHODS: Data on clinical characteristics, pulmonary function, high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and treatment were compared between patients with usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) plus emphysema (CPFE group) and those with IPF alone (IPF group)...
November 3, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801489/diagnostic-value-of-the-bronchoalveolar-lavage-in-interstitial-lung-disease
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Mona Mlika, Mouna Ben Kilani, Anissa Berraies, Emna Braham, Agnes Hamzaoui, Faouzi Mezni
Background The bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cellular analysis is an invasive method of exploration of the lung. Its diagnostic value in interstitial lung disease (ILD) is integrated to a multi-disciplianry approach implicating clinicians, radiologists and pathologists. Aim We targeted to evaluate the diagnostic value of the BAL. Methods We reported a retrospective study about patients hospitalized for an ILD since the 1st January 2011 to the 31th December 2013. Thirty three patients were admitted in the Department of Pulmonology and the BAL analyses were studied in the Department of Pathology of the same hospital...
May 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791236/the-ats-ers-jrs-alat-statement-ipf-by-hrct-could-predict-acute-exacerbation-of-interstitial-lung-disease-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Nobuhiro Asai, Eisuke Katsuda, Rie Hamanaka, Kenshi Kosaka, Ayako Matsubara, Masaki Nishimura, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Norihito Yokoe, Ayumu Takahashi, Etsuro Yamaguchi, Akihito Kubo
INTRODUCTION: Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and interstitial lung disease (ILD) are at high risk of acute exacerbation of ILD (AE-ILD) when treated with systemic chemotherapy. Standard treatment for NSCLC complicated by ILD has not been established. PURPOSE AND METHODS: To examine whether the type of ILD categorized by the official ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT statement as "idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) by high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT)" could predict chemotherapy-induced AE-ILD in NSCLC patients with ILD, we retrospectively reviewed all patients with NSCLC complicated by ILD who had received chemotherapy at our institute from January 2007 until December 2013...
October 22, 2016: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788297/progressive-decline-of-lung-function-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
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Jorge A Zamora-Legoff, Megan L Krause, Cynthia S Crowson, Jay H Ryu, Eric L Matteson
OBJECTIVE: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is associated with substantial morbidity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but very little is known about its long-term progression. METHODS: All patients with RA-ILD seen at Mayo Clinic in 1998-2014 with at least 4 weeks follow-up and at least 1 pulmonary function test (PFT) were identified and manually screened for study inclusion. Progression was defined as a diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) <40% predicted or too ill to perform, or a forced vital capacity (FVC) <50% predicted...
October 27, 2016: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758986/the-value-of-biomarkers-as-predictors-of-outcome-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-usual-interstitial-pneumonia
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Young Seok Lee, Ho Cheol Kim, Bo Young Lee, Chang Keun Lee, Mi-Young Kim, Se Jin Jang, Hye Sun Lee, Jieun Moon, Thomas V Colby, Dong Soon Kim
BACKGROUND: Because of the highly variable clinical course of rheumatoid arthritis-associated usual interstitial pneumonia (RA-UIP), the prediction of patient prognosis is important. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of blood biomarkers as prognostic predictors in the patients with RA-UIP. METHODS: The blood levels of biomarkers (Krebs von den Lungen-6 [KL-6], surfactant protein-A [SP-A], matrix metalloproteinase-7 [MMP-7], interleukin-6 [IL-6], and interleukin-32 [IL-32]) were retrospectively compared with the clinical courses of 62 patients with RA-UIP...
October 7, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748306/current-costs-projected-financial-needs-of-india-s-universal-immunization-programme
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Susmita Chatterjee, Manish Pant, Pradeep Haldar, Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal, Ramanan Laxminarayan
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: India's Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) is one of the largest programmes in the world in terms of quantities of vaccines administered, number of beneficiaries, number of immunization sessions, and geographical extent and diversity of areas covered. Strategic planning for the Programme requires credible information on the cost of achieving the objectives and the financial resources needed at national, State, and district levels. We present here expenditures on immunization services in India in 2012 (baseline) and projected costs for five years (2013-2017)...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729263/utility-of-transbronchial-versus-surgical-lung-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-suspected-fibrotic-interstitial-lung-disease
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Jamie S Sheth, John A Belperio, Michael C Fishbein, Ella A Kazerooni, Amir Lagstein, Susan Murray, Jeff L Myers, Richard H Simon, Thomas H Sisson, Baskaran Sundaram, Eric S White, Meng Xia, David Zisman, Kevin R Flaherty
BACKGROUND: Surgical lung biopsy (SLB) is invasive and not possible in all patients with undiagnosed interstitial lung diseases (ILD). We hypothesized that transbronchial biopsy (TBB) findings combined with clinical and high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) data leads to a confident diagnosis congruent to SLB, and therefore avoids the need for SLB in some patients. METHODS: We evaluated 33 patients being evaluated for suspected ILD who underwent HRCT, TBB and SLB...
October 8, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719984/imaging-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#12
Joanna E Kusmirek, Maria Daniela Martin, Jeffrey P Kanne
Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias are a heterogeneous group of diffuse lung diseases characterized by distinct clinicopathologic entities with the usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) being the most common. The pattern of UIP can be seen in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) as well as in secondary causes, most commonly in connective tissue diseases. IPF is usually progressive and associated with a very poor prognosis, and newer therapies pose a risk of serious complications; therefore, diagnostic certainty is crucial...
November 2016: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659711/-pulmonary-manifestations-in-collagen-vascular-diseases
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M N A Vogel, M Kreuter, H-U Kauczor, C-P Heußel
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Pulmonary complications are frequent in patients with collagen vascular diseases (CVD). Frequent causes are a direct manifestation of the underlying disease, side effects of specific medications and lung infections. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: The standard radiological procedure for the work-up of pulmonary pathologies in patients with CVD is multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) with thin-slice high-resolution reconstruction. PERFORMANCE: The accuracy of thin-slice CT for the identification of particular disease patterns is very high...
October 2016: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625983/eosinophil-alveolitis-in-two-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Ninna Brix, Finn Rasmussen, Venerino Poletti, Elisabeth Bendstrup
Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is typically characterized by a neutrophil inflammatory pattern and to a lesser extent (<25%) a mild eosinophil alveolitis. We here present two patients with a definite usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) pattern on high-resolution computed tomography of the thorax (HRCT) which demonstrated unusually high eosinophil counts in the BALF (40% and 51%). Based on HRCT, lack of response to steroids and the disease course they were both diagnosed as IPF after a multidisciplinary team discussion...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27611866/differentiating-smoking-related-interstitial-fibrosis-srif-from-usual-interstitial-pneumonia-uip-with-emphysema-using-ct-features-based-on-pathologically-proven-cases
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Kum Ju Chae, Gong Yong Jin, Hyun Nyeong Jung, Keun Sang Kwon, Hyemi Choi, Yong Chul Lee, Myoung Ja Chung, Ho Sung Park
OBJECTIVE: To differentiate smoking-related interstitial fibrosis (SRIF) from usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) with emphysema on CT in combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was approved by the institutional review board and informed consent was waived. We included 65 patients who underwent lung biopsy under the suspicion of UIP pattern on HRCT, and after radiologic-pathologic correlation, they were divided into three groups: UIP without emphysema (n = 30), UIP with emphysema (n = 26), and SRIF (n = 9)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610646/interobserver-agreement-of-usual-interstitial-pneumonia-diagnosis-correlated-with-patient-outcome
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Mikiko Hashisako, Tomonori Tanaka, Yasuhiro Terasaki, Toshimasa Uekusa, Rosane D Achcar, Bassam I Aswad, Hanaa S Bamefleh, Vera L Capelozzi, John C English, Alexandre T Fabro, Kensuke Kataoka, Tomayoshi Hayashi, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Junya Fukuoka
Context .- The histopathologic criteria for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis were revised in the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society/Japan Respiratory Society/Latin American Thoracic Association guidelines in 2011. However, the evidence of diagnosis based on the guidelines needs further investigation. Objective .- To examine whether the revised histopathologic criteria for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis improved interobserver agreement among pathologists and the predicted prognosis in patients with interstitial pneumonia...
September 9, 2016: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575421/clinicopathological-immunohistochemical-and-genetic-features-of-primary-lung-adenocarcinoma-occurring-in-the-setting-of-usual-interstitial-pneumonia-pattern
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Kyohei Masai, Koji Tsuta, Noriko Motoi, Kouya Shiraishi, Koh Furuta, Shigeki Suzuki, Keisuke Asakura, Kazuo Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Sakurai, Shun-Ichi Watanabe, Nobuyoshi Hiraoka, Hisao Asamura
INTRODUCTION: An association between usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) and carcinogenesis has been well established. However, few detailed analyses have investigated the clinicopathological, immunohistochemical, and genetic features of patients with primary lung adenocarcinoma (ADC) with UIP (UIP-ADC). METHODS: We identified 44 patients with ADC in the setting of UIP (the UIP-ADC group) (1.9%) from 2309 patients with primary ADC and compared clinicopathological, immunohistochemical, and genetic features between the UIP-ADC group and patients with ADC without UIP (the non-UIP-ADC group)...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27524743/the-health-frontiers-in-tijuana-undergraduate-internship-program-a-novel-global-health-experience-in-mexico-for-pre-medical-pre-health-undergraduates
#18
Jose L Burgos, Daniel C Yee, Adriana Carolina Vargas-Ojeda, Victoria D Ojeda
We describe the creation of the Health Frontiers in Tijuana (HFiT) Undergraduate Internship Program (UIP), a novel global health experience for U.S. and Mexican undergraduate students based at the binational HFiT student-run free clinic. The UIP introduces students to a diverse underserved patient population, and U.S.-Mexico border public health.
2016: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27504339/systemic-sclerosis-with-multiple-pulmonary-manifestations
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Mohan Rao Kotnur, Parinita Suresh, Venkata Siva Prasad Reddy, Tarun Sharma, Nabil Ahmed Salim
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic autoimmune multisystem disorder characterized by endothelial dysfunction and fibroblast dysfunction, which results in progressive fibrosis of the skin and internal organs more frequently the lungs and gastro intestinal tract. Pulmonary involvement is common in the course of SSc, with Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) being the leading causes of death. Here we report, case of an elderly female patient presenting with Diffuse SSc with multiple uncommon pulmonary manifestations like ILD with Usual Interstitial Pneumonia (UIP) pattern (usually less common), PAH and right sided pleural effusion...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27461264/variable-course-of-disease-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-usual-interstitial-pneumonia-compared-to-other-subtypes
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Hanna M Nurmi, Minna K Purokivi, Miia S Kärkkäinen, Hannu-Pekka Kettunen, Tuomas A Selander, Riitta L Kaarteenaho
BACKGROUND: In rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD), occurring in 10 % of patients with patients with RA, usual interstitial pattern (UIP) has shown to associate with poor prognosis but more detailed data about the course of the disease in different subtypes is limited. Our aim was to compare the disease course of patients with RA-ILD categorized into either UIP or other types of ILDs. METHODS: Clinical and radiological information of 59 patients with RA-ILD were re-assessed and re-classified into UIP or non-UIP groups, followed by a between-group comparison of demographic data, lung function, survival, cause of death and comorbidities...
July 27, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
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