Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
Interstitial lung disease represents a group of diffuse parenchymal lung diseases with overwhelming morbidity and mortality when complicated by acute respiratory failure. Recently, trials investigating outcomes and their determinants have provided insight into these high mortality rates. Pulmonary hypertension is a known complication of interstitial lung disease and there is high prevalence in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, connective tissue disease, and sarcoidosis subtypes. Interstitial lung disease associated pulmonary hypertension has further increased mortality with acute respiratory failure, and there is limited evidence to guide management. This review describes investigations and management of interstitial lung disease associated acute respiratory failure complicated by pulmonary hypertension. Despite the emerging attention on interstitial lung disease associated acute respiratory failure and the influence of pulmonary hypertension, critical care management remains a clinical and ethical challenge.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Respiratory medicine
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most common and severe form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias, accounted for 20% of cases of interstitial lung disease (ILD). In this study, we sought to...
Pulmonary hypertension has been reported to complicate the course of a number of fibrotic lung diseases, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis and nonspecific i...
Patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) may develop pulmonary hypertension (PH), often disproportionate to ILD severity. Right ventricle to left ventricle diameter ratio (RV:LV) measured at CT p...
The study goal was to concurrently evaluate agreement of a 9-point pulmonary ultrasound protocol and portable chest radiograph with chest CT for localization of pathology to the correct lung and also ...
Frailty is a clinically recognized syndrome of decreased physiological reserve and a key contributor to suboptimal clinical outcomes in various lung disease groups. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is ...
The purpose of this study is to assess multiple ascending doses of a new drug (Bay 63-2521) given orally, to evaluate if it is safe and can help to improve the well-being, symptoms (e.g. d...
The purpose of this study is to determine if pulmonary rehabilitation has any effect on breathlessness, quality of life, physical function and depression in persons with interstitial lung ...
The presence of an abnormally increased pulmonary blood pressure worsens the prognosis of patients with interstitial pulmonary disease. The aim of this study is to estimate the frequency ...
The level of physical activity (PA) has been shown to be an important predictor for morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic respiratory diseases such as COPD and more recently Idi...
The purpose of this study is investigating the clinical course, treatment course, and prognosis of patients with interstitial lung disease.
A diverse group of lung diseases that affect the lung parenchyma. They are characterized by an initial inflammation of PULMONARY ALVEOLI that extends to the interstitium and beyond leading to diffuse PULMONARY FIBROSIS. Interstitial lung diseases are classified by their etiology (known or unknown causes), and radiological-pathological features.
A condition of lung damage that is characterized by bilateral pulmonary infiltrates (PULMONARY EDEMA) rich in NEUTROPHILS, and in the absence of clinical HEART FAILURE. This can represent a spectrum of pulmonary lesions, endothelial and epithelial, due to numerous factors (physical, chemical, or biological).
A respiratory distress syndrome in newborn infants, usually premature infants with insufficient PULMONARY SURFACTANTS. The disease is characterized by the formation of a HYALINE-like membrane lining the terminal respiratory airspaces (PULMONARY ALVEOLI) and subsequent collapse of the lung (PULMONARY ATELECTASIS).
Water content outside of the lung vasculature. About 80% of a normal lung is made up of water, including intracellular, interstitial, and blood water. Failure to maintain the normal homeostatic fluid exchange between the vascular space and the interstitium of the lungs can result in PULMONARY EDEMA and flooding of the alveolar space.
A common interstitial lung disease of unknown etiology, usually occurring between 50-70 years of age. Clinically, it is characterized by an insidious onset of breathlessness with exertion and a nonproductive cough, leading to progressive DYSPNEA. Pathological features show scant interstitial inflammation, patchy collagen fibrosis, prominent fibroblast proliferation foci, and microscopic honeycomb change.
Asthma COPD Cystic Fibrosis Pneumonia Pulmonary Medicine Respiratory Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are any infection of the sinuses, throat, airways or lungs. They're usually caused by viruses, but they can also ...
Pulmonary relating to or associated with the lungs eg Asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Influenza, Lung Cancer, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Sleep Disorders etc Follow and track Lung Cancer News ...
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a chronic, life-threatening disorder characterized by abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries between the heart and lungs of affected individuals. Symptoms can range from mild breathles...