American Thoracic Society-European Respiratory Society Classification of the Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias
: Advances in Knowledge since 2002.
Various drugs can lead to virtually all histopathological patterns of interstitial pneumonia
, depending on the mechanism of injury and healing.
Pneumocyte biomarkers KL-6 and surfactant protein D reflect the distinct findings of high-resolution computed tomography in nonspecific interstitial pneumonia
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reported that serum levels of SP-A, but not those of SP-D and KL-6, were significantly elevated in patients with IPF compared to patients with nonspecific interstitial pneumonia
The definitive diagnosis--by high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and/or surgical lung biopsy--depends on the finding of what is referred to as a usual interstitial pneumonia
(UIP) pattern, (1), (4) as distinct from an NSIP pattern.
Hospital mortality for patients with exacerbation of interstitial pneumonia
and those with respiratory failure from other causes were 100% and 73%, respectively.
In addition, the link with familial interstitial pneumonia
"could provide insight into the particular clinical manifestations of this complex disease process and consequently lead to earlier detection, more predictable prognosis, and personalized therapeutic strategies," they said.
Lung biopsies have shown varying pathologic features: nonspecific interstitial pneumonia
, pulmonary fibrosis, bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
Tokyo, June 1, 2009 - (JCN Newswire) - Sanko Junyaku Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of diagnostics business of Eisai Co., Ltd., will launch NANOPIA(R) KL-6 Eisai, a new test kit for automated clinical chemistry analyser to determine KL-6, detecting marker of interstitial pneumonia
. The product will be manufactured by Sekisui Medical Co., Ltd.
Konoike, 68, a ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker and close aide to Aso, cited ''health problems'' as the reason for tendering his resignation after being hospitalized Tuesday evening for interstitial pneumonia
, Chief Cabinet Secretary Takeo Kawamura said.
At the time the family were told a blood clot in the lungs could have caused Mrs Davies' death, but pathologist Dr Daniel Moss gave the cause of death as interstitial pneumonia
, complicated by the broken leg and recent medical intervention.