Inhaled Interferon and Diffusion Capacity in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).

@article{Skaria2015InhaledIA,
  title={Inhaled Interferon and Diffusion Capacity in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).},
  author={Shibu Skaria and Jie Yang and Rany Condos and Gerald C. Smaldone},
  journal={Sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and diffuse lung diseases : official journal of WASOG},
  year={2015},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={37-42}
}
BACKGROUND Using data from a previously reported phase 2 safety trial, testing inhaled interferon gamma (IFN-γ) for IPF, we analyzed effects on full pulmonary function tests (PFTs) for efficacy before and after therapy and designed a randomized controlled trial of inhaled IFN-γ to treat IPF. METHODS Ten patients with IPF had received inhaled IFN-γ (Actimmune, InterMune) for 80 weeks. Full PFTs were available 20-50 weeks before Rx and monthly during Rx. Eighty-nine observations were used in… CONTINUE READING

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