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PURPOSE To assess the variability of computed tomography (CT) patterns in patients with pathologic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) and to evaluate correlation of CT patterns with new idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) classification guidelines, including pathologic diagnosis and predicted mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS The ethical review(More)
INTRODUCTION Interstitial lung disease associated with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS-ILD) shows several patterns such as nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) and usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP). Although UIP is a well-recognized prognostic determinant in idiopathic interstitial pneumonias, whether this is also the case in pSS-ILD is unclear. The(More)
PURPOSE Pirfenidone is a new, anti-fibrotic drug used for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of computed tomography (CT) in the imaging assessment of the response to pirfenidone therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Subjects were 78 patients with IPF who underwent CT on two occasions with(More)
BACKGROUND Nintedanib is a multi-target receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor. In two recent randomized phase 3 trials (INPULSIS™-1 and -2), it has been shown to slow the disease progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) by reducing the decline in the forced vital capacity (FVC). Although the INPULSIS™ trials indicate that nintedanib may serve to(More)
We investigated the significance and the usefulness of monitoring plasma voriconazole levels in patients with chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis associated with underlying chronic respiratory diseases. The average trough level was 2.2 microg/ml and there was no correlation between trough levels and voriconazole doses. Orally administered drug(More)
BACKGROUND The different characteristics of usual interstitial pneumonia in patients with primary Sjögren׳s syndrome (UIP/pSS) compared with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (UIP/IPF) are not fully understood. This study aimed to compare characteristics, prognosis, and treatment responses in these patients. METHODS Among 129 consecutive patients who(More)
AIM To investigate the efficacy and safety of carboplatin, paclitaxel, and bevacizumab (CPB) combination chemotherapy in patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with pre-existing interstitial lung disease (ILD). PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-five patients with non-squamous NSCLC with ILD who underwent CPB therapy between March 2007 and(More)
BACKGROUND Previous pirfenidone trials have only involved patients with mild-to-moderate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of pirfenidone in patients with mild-to-severe IPF in clinical practice. METHODS The clinical records of 76 patients who were diagnosed with IPF and received(More)
We herein report a case of a 67-year-old woman previously treated with erlotinib for adenocarcinoma with an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation in exon 19, which rapidly developed to progressive symptomatic leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. The primary tumor and lung metastases also worsened and the performance status (PS) score declined to 3.(More)
A 71-year-old female with Stage IIIB primary adenocarcinoma was administered a three-drug combination therapy consisting of docetaxel, cisplatin and bevacizumab as a first-line treatment based on the Phase II clinical trial. On the 32nd day after the fourth course of chemotherapy, the patient developed bloody sputum. She was found dead at home on the 34th(More)