Latest Idiopathic interstitial pneumonia Stories

2011-03-10 13:26:49

A team of researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have found that approximately one out of every twelve adult smokers have abnormal lung densities present on chest computed tomography (CT) images suggestive of interstitial lung disease which is associated with substantial reductions in lung volumes. In addition, despite being positively associated with smoking, these lung densities were inversely not associated with emphysema. This research is published online on March 10th in the...

2008-06-17 09:00:00

Rationale: The 2002 American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society classification of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias identified nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) as a provisional diagnosis. Concern was expressed that NSIP was a "wastebasket" category, difficult to distinguish fromother idiopathic interstitial pneumonias. Objectives: The following questions were addressed: (1) Is idiopathic NSIP a distinct entity? 2) If so, what are its clinical, radiologic and pathologic...

2008-06-17 09:00:08

Rationale: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) occurs in Japanese patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) receiving gefitinib. Objectives: To elucidate risk factors for ILD in Japanese patients with NSCLC during treatment with gefitinib or chemotherapy. Methods: In a prospective epidemiologic cohort, 3,166 Japanese patients with advanced/recurrent NSCLCwere followed for 12weeks on 250 mg gefitinib (n = 1,872 treatment periods) or chemotherapy (n = 2,551). Patients who developed acute...

2007-04-13 06:00:14

By Park, Joo Hun; Kim, Dong Soon; Park, I-Nae; Jang, Se Jin; Et al Background: To investigate whether the better prognosis of interstitial pneumonias associated with collagen vascular disease (CVD) compared with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) is due to higher frequency of the nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) pattern in CVD, we compared the outcomes of patients from these two groups with the same histopathologic pattern. Subjects: The clinical features and survival of 362...

2005-11-01 09:35:00

New research shows that idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP), a group of potentially fatal disorders that affects the lungs, may be caused by an interaction between a specific genetic background and cigarette smoking. In a study of 111 families that had at least two relatives with IIP, people who smoked cigarettes were three times more likely than non-smokers to develop the disease. The research was supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National...

2005-09-27 13:54:34

Durham, N.C. "“ An incurable, deadly lung disorder, "idiopathic interstitial pneumonia" (IIP), whose causes were mysterious arises from a combination of a genetic predisposition and damage due to inhaled chemicals, notably from cigarette smoking, Duke University Medical Center researchers have found. They said their findings could lead to a treatment, but more immediately represent a warning to people with the genetic predisposition not to smoke. The findings suggest that the disease...

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