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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
Rishi Raj, Kirtee Raparia, David A Lynch, Kevin K Brown
This review addresses common questions regarding the role of surgical lung biopsy in the diagnosis and treatment of interstitial lung disease (ILD). We specifically address when a surgical lung biopsy (SLB) can be diagnostic as well as when it may be avoided, e.g., when the combination of the clinical context and the imaging pattern seen on high resolution CT (HRCT) chest can provide a confident diagnosis. Existing studies on the diagnostic utility as well as the complications associated with SLB are reviewed; as are the performance characteristics and reliability of HRCT scan of the chest in predicting the underlying histopathology of the lung...
July 25, 2016: Chest
George A Margaritopoulos, Sergio Harari, Antonella Caminati, Katerina M Antoniou
For many years, cigarette smoking has been considered as the leading cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. Recently, however, it has also been associated with the development of diffuse interstitial lung diseases. In the latest classification of the major idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIP), the term smoking-related IIP has been introduced, including two entities, namely desquamative interstitial pneumonia (DIP) and respiratory bronchiolitis-interstitial lung disease (RB-ILD)...
January 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Jeffrey J Swigris, Gerald J Berry, Thomas A Raffin, Ware G Kuschner
Lymphoid interstitial pneumonia (LIP) is regarded as both a disease and a nonneoplastic, inflammatory pulmonary reaction to various external stimuli or systemic diseases. It is an uncommon condition with incidence and prevalence rates that are largely unknown. Liebow and Carrington originally classified LIP as an idiopathic interstitial pneumonia in 1969. Although LIP had since been removed from that category, the most recent consensus classification sponsored by the American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society recognizes that some cases remain idiopathic in origin, and its clinical, radiographic, and pathologic features warrant the return of LIP to its original classification among the idiopathic interstitial pneumonias...
December 2002: Chest
Kate Skolnik, Christopher J Ryerson
Accurate classification of interstitial lung disease (ILD) requires a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates input from an experienced respirologist, chest radiologist and lung pathologist. Despite a thorough multidisciplinary evaluation, up to 15% of ILD patients have unclassifiable ILD and cannot be given a specific diagnosis. The objectives of this review are to discuss the definition and features of unclassifiable ILD, identify the barriers to ILD classification and outline an approach to management of unclassifiable ILD...
January 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
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