Guillermo Carrillo

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BACKGROUND It has been suggested that the presence of emphysema modifies the outcome of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). In this article we compare clinical features, smoking history, pulmonary function, estimated systolic pulmonary artery pressure (eSPAP), and mortality in IPF with emphysema vs IPF without emphysematous changes. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is characterized by the insidious onset of dyspnea or cough. However, a subset of patients has a short duration of symptoms with rapid progression to end-stage disease. In this study, we evaluated clinical and molecular features of "rapid" and "slow" progressors with IPF. METHODS AND FINDINGS 26 patients with(More)
The clinical course of chronic pigeon breeder's lung (CPBL) is unknown, especially in comparison with usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP). We studied a cohort of 125 consecutive patients with interstitial lung diseases, including 78 patients with CPBL (74 biopsied) and 47 patients with UIP in the lung biopsy. Patients with UIP were divided into 17 without(More)
Morphology in chronic HP is characterized by bronchiolocentric mononuclear inflammation, poorly formed granulomas and variable degree of fibrosis. However, recent findings suggest that this disease may present different pathologic patterns. In this study we evaluated the clinical behavior and survival of patients with pigeon breeder's disease according to(More)
Chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (CHP) can be difficult to differentiate from other interstitial lung diseases (ILD). To determine the diagnostic usefulness of a provocation test (PT), 17 patients with CHP induced by avian antigens, 17 with other ILD, and five healthy control subjects were challenged with pigeon serum. After PT, an increase in body(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE We compared the long-term efficacy of the combination of colchicine and/or D-penicillamine with prednisone, in comparison to prednisone alone in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). DESIGN Nonrandomized prospective study in patients with IPF confirmed by biopsy specimen. SETTING National Institute of Respiratory Diseases,(More)
Digital clubbing is a common sign in a variety of lung diseases. Although its pathogenesis remains unclear, it is known that the degree of clubbing might vary and even disappear, particularly when the underlying disease is a malignant neoplasm that has been removed. By contrast, because of the short expectancy of life in patients with pulmonary fibrosis, it(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To measure surfactant protein-A (SP-A) in the BAL of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). DESIGN We examined SP-A in BAL and lung tissue of patients with IPF who met the stricter recommended criteria for IPF at the time of diagnosis and prior to the beginning of treatment. PATIENTS Twenty-six patients with IPF confirmed at(More)
Pigeon breeders disease (PBD) is caused by the exposure of a susceptible host to avian antigens. However, genetic factors determining individual predisposition are unknown. In this work, polymorphisms of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II alleles and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) promoter were evaluated in 44 patients with PBD, 99(More)
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is characterized by a T-cell-mediated alveolitis, and the putative role of other inflammatory cells in its pathogenesis remains unclear. In this study we determined whether increased quantities of neutrophils were present in HP lungs, and if they were positive for gelatinase B and collagenase-2. Fifteen nonsmoking patients(More)