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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Clinical Trials

Browse current & upcoming clinical research / studies on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. There are a total of 91 clinical trials for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in 28 countries with 21 trials currently in the United States. 37 are either active and/or recruiting patients or have not yet been completed. Click the title of each study to get the complete details on eligibility, location & other facts about the study.

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October 2014 - January 2017
This is a randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-gr oup study of vismodegib in patients with IPF. Eligible patients will be randomiz ed in a 2:1 ratio to one of two treatment arms: vismodegib or placebo. The durat ion of treatment will be 52 weeks. Study drug will be administered daily by the oral route. An 8-week safety follow-up period is included for all patients who r eceive at least one dose of study drug.
Sponsor: Hoffmann-La Roche
Study type: Interventional
August 2014 - December 2015
The investigators are trying to understand the role of specific genes in the function of airway surface cells. The investigators know that there are some common genetic markers that are associated with various lung diseases. However, most people with these genetic markers never develop any evidence of lung disease, so it is not understand how or if these markers play a role in disease. Investigators are asking healthy people to provide three (3) tubes of blood as well as a sample of cells from their nose. Investigators will use the blood sample to provide genetic information (specifically, presence or absence of alleles known to be associated with pulmonary fibrosis). Nose cells from individuals with the genetic markers that investigators are studying will be grown in the the lab to allow investigators to learn more about how the cells respond to various forms of environmental stress, such as exposure to cigarette smoke. The goal of this study is to understand how specific genes affect airway cell function.
Sponsor: University of Colorado, Denver
Study type: Observational
August 2014 -
Despite intense research efforts and clinical trials, there is still no effective treatment that can prolong the survival of patients with IPF. Conventional therapeutic approach includes combination of corticosteroids, anti-oxidants, immunodepressants and immune modulatory anti-fibrotic agents to be discontinued 20 days before screening. The only, so far, therapeutic approach that has been proven effective in terms of prolonging patient's survival is lung transplantation. Nonetheless, not all the patients with IPF are eligible for lung transplantation; there is a significant proportion of these patients that finally succumb while waiting in a lung transplantation list. Therefore, there is critical need for more effective and reliable therapeutic modalities5. Adult Stem Cells (ASCs) seem to represent one of these. Therefore, it is conceivable to assume that adult-stem cells can be easily and safely be applied as a novel therapeutic agent in chronic and fatal lung diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and IPF. Therefore, there is an urgent need to provide a safe, effective and affordable treatment option for IPF patients. New diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic strategies need to be developed to reduce the burden of IPF. Given the present lack of appropriate treatment adjunctive in the therapy of IPF, adipose derived stromal vascular fraction provides new opportunities for development of the same. MSCs are having anti-fibrotic activity and hence may be excellent source to tackle pulmonary fibrosis and hence could be explored for their therapeutic potential for treating Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. MSC's also display membrane-bound and insoluble secreted molecules involved with cell attachment to neighbouring cells and to the extra cellular matrix.18 This cell surface configuration may enable mesenchymal stem cells to home from bloodstream to mesenchymal tissue.14 As limited clinical information is available about use of SVF and MSC in the IPF patients hence this Open Label, Prospective, Randomized multi center comparative study has been undertaken to explore the tolerability & effectiveness of SVF in one treatment arm and MSC in second treatment arm in IPF patients. Adipose derived stromal vascular fraction and Mesenchymal Stem Cells has been found in preclinical studies to be safe and effective
Sponsor: Kasiak Research Pvt. Ltd.
Study type: Interventional
July 2014 - December 2016
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a devastating disease with no cure available. Patients suffer from respiratory symptoms including dyspnea and cough. To improve life quality the investigators will test the effects of immunomodulation of macrolides specifically on cough in IPF patients. The investigators hypothesize that immunomodulatory treatment reduces cough frequency and might improve lung function.
Sponsor: University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
Study type: Interventional
June 2014 - June 2015
To provide early access and to evaluate the safety and tolerability of nintedanib in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim
Study type: Expanded Access
June 2014 - February 2017
As there are no validated tools for assessing patient reported outcomes or health related quality of life in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), different studies have utilised different methods. This means that comparison of the outcomes of studies is difficult or inaccurate. By collecting different quality of life tools and patient reported outcome at the same time, it will be possible to map or model the results of one tool or groups of tools onto another. 250 patients with IPF will be asked to complete the EuroQoL 5D, Kings Brief Interstitial Lung Disease questionnaire, St George's Respiratory Questionnaire, MRC dyspnoea scale, University of California, San Diego shortness of breath questionnaire and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, along with spirometry every 3 months, and undergo a 6 minute walk test every 6 months, over a 12 month period. Prognostic models will be constructed from all the clinical (questionnaire and function) measures a linear regression model.
Sponsor: University of East Anglia
Study type: Observational
April 2014 - June 2019
This registry will collect data on the strategies used to achieve a diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and the treatment and management efforts applied throughout study follow-up, clinical outcome events and patient reported outcome data. Blood samples will be collected periodically throughout the study for use in future research efforts.
Sponsor: Duke University
Study type: Observational [P
March 2014 - May 2015
The investigator has recently studied markers of platelet activation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and found that in IPF patients there is a significantly increased platelet reactivity when compared with controls which is demonstrated by a concentration dependent increase in platelet-monocyte complex formation, platelet P-selectin expression and platelet fibrinogen binding in the presence of` the platelet agonists Adenosine diphosphate and L-?Threonyl-?L-?phenylalanyl-?L-?leucyl-?L-?leucyl- L-argininamide (TFLLR). During platelet activation the platelets degranulate releasing numerous profibrotic cytokines including Transforming growth factor beta and Platelet derived growth factor that are recognised to be important in the pathogenesis of IPF. It is therefore plausible that the observed increased platelet reactivity in IPF contributes to the fibrotic process through local activation and degranulation with release of proinflammatory and profibrotic mediators within the pulmonary circulation. There is evidence that corticosteroid treatment may alter platelet adhesion, in a study of spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) increased circulating glucocorticoid, suppressed p-selectin expression. p selectin is a transmembrane protein present in the a granules of platelets. P selectin has a crucial role in platelet aggregation and platelet-leukocyte interactions, which are both potentially important mechanisms in the initiation and/or progression of tissue injury and development of thrombosis. In a study of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation these were treated with either ß agonists alone or ß agonist and 40mg prednisolone and compared with a control group. At presentation the COPD patients had higher pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) higher p selectin and fibrinogen levels but lower Antithrombin III levels (AT III). The pulmonary artery pressure and fibrinogen levels were found to be significantly decreased in the steroid treated group whilst the p-selectin levels further increased in the non steroidal therapy patients. Rationale for the Current Study There is a significant unmet medical need for the treatment of IPF; the only medication approved for treatment of IPF in the United Kingdom (UK) is Pirfenidone and outside the UK there is none. The main goal of the current study is to evaluate the effect of Fostair on the biomarkers of platelet activation in IPF disease which the investigator believes play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of IPF and whether this translates in to a clinically beneficial effect of Fostair on IPF disease.
Sponsor: Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Study type: Interventional
February 2014 - August 2015
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a disease of unknown cause in which areas of normal lung tissue are replaced by scars. As a result it becomes harder for the lungs to extract oxygen from the air. IPF is commonly progressive, and around 50% of patients diagnosed with the disease die after approximately 3 years. The most common, troublesome symptoms of IPF are breathlessness on exertion, and cough. No drug treatments have been unequivocally shown to improve the death rate, or to significantly impact upon symptoms, in IPF. In recent years it has been recognised that cough can be caused by small amounts of liquid coming up from the stomach and "going down the wrong way" into the lungs, a process commonly known as "reflux". As liquid in the stomach is usually acidic, patients' lungs may repeatedly be exposed to small amounts of acid. Reflux is unusually common in IPF and could potentially contribute to the debilitating cough found with the disease. However there are many potential causes for cough in IPF. Stomach acid can be efficiently "switched off" by drugs called "proton pump inhibitors", one of which is called omeprazole. If reflux of stomach acid does contribute to cough in IPF, omeprazole might be expected to reduce cough. The purpose of this study is therefore to test whether omeprazole does reduce cough in patients with IPF. Sixty patients with IPF will be randomly allocated to have 3 months of omeprazole or a placebo. Neither the patient nor the doctor will be aware which treatment has been given, ie this is a randomised "double-blind", placebo--controlled trial. Patients' cough frequency will be measured before and after treatment and the change in cough frequency compared in those receiving omeprazole and those receiving placebo. Change in cough frequency is the main thing we aim to compare, but a range of other measurements will be assessed such as the numbers of patients eligible to take part, agreeing to randomisation and providing outcome data, patients' lung function, symptom scores, the amount of reflux, and the amount of inflammation in the lungs.
Sponsor: Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
Study type: Interventional
January 2014 - December 2014
This is a methodology study to examine the quantification of GSK2634673F binding in humans, with the aim of characterising a robust, non-invasive method to quantify the specific binding signal for the alpha(V)beta6 protein in human tissues. This will be the first time that this micro-dose ligand is administered to humans. The study will consist of three parts; Part A, Part B and Part C. Healthy subjects will be recruited into Parts A and B of the study in order to gain experience with the GSK2634673F positron emission tomography (PET) ligand and to optimise the scanning procedures prior to administration to IPF patients in Part C.
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline
Study type: Interventional
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