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The purpose of this study is to identify factors that contribute to higher mortality rates among blacks and Hispanics with diffuse parenchymal lung disease.
It is well known that both socioeconomic and biological factors may contribute to race- and ethnicity-based health disparities. Black and Hispanic Americans have worse access to healthcare services and tend to receive care from physicians who cannot themselves access the same services for their patients that physicians who care for white patients can. These factors may play important roles in the development and maintenance of health disparities. In addition, biological differences may contribute to disparities. We propose to identify factors that explain survival disparities in a group of lung diseases called diffuse parenchymal lung diseases (DPLDs), including a severe form of DPLD called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). We will follow patients with DPLD at our center and measure both social and biological factors to try to identify the factors that lead to survival disparities between races. Results of this study will be used to design clinical trials aimed at reducing these disparities.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Columbia University Medical Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:39:24-0400
To assess the long-term safety and efficacy of oral pirfenidone in doses of up to 40 mg/kg/d in a limited number of patients with pulmonary fibrosis/idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (PF/IPF)
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A group of interstitial lung diseases with no known etiology. There are several entities with varying patterns of inflammation and fibrosis. They are classified by their distinct clinical-radiological-pathological features and prognosis. They include IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS; CRYPTOGENIC ORGANIZING PNEUMONIA; and others.
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.
A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease in which the ventricular walls are excessively rigid, impeding ventricular filling. It is marked by reduced diastolic volume of either or both ventricles but normal or nearly normal systolic function. It may be idiopathic or associated with other diseases (ENDOMYOCARDIAL FIBROSIS or AMYLOIDOSIS) causing interstitial fibrosis.
A process in which normal lung tissues are progressively replaced by FIBROBLASTS and COLLAGEN causing an irreversible loss of the ability to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream via PULMONARY ALVEOLI. Patients show progressive DYSPNEA finally resulting in death.
Familial or idiopathic hypertension in the PULMONARY CIRCULATION which is not secondary to other disease.
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