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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33093767

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Objective: To describe the clinical and serological patients characteristics with Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA) and Interstitial lung disease (ILD). Methods: Of all the patients with AAV diagnosed between 2007-2017 at the Hospital Clinico Universidad de Chile, those with MPA and ILD were selected and studied retrospectively. Results: All patients were Hispanic; median age at diagnosis 65 years (32-84). 59% were female. All were positive for p-ANCA, 16 patients for MPO. Most common manifestations were constitutional symptoms, weight loss and fever. CT-Scans patterns were Usual Interstitial Pneumonia (UIP) in 10 patients, Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia (NSIP) in 6 and fibrosis not UIP or NSIP pattern in 1. In 6 cases, ILD was diagnosed 0.5-14 years before MPA and concomitantly in 11. Conclusions: Although infrequent, Microscopic Polyangiitis should be suspected in patients with ILD particularly if extra-pulmonary manifestations that rise the possibility of a systemic illness are present, regardless of the time elapsed between the latter and the diagnosis of this type of lung involvement. (Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 2020; 37 (1): 37-42).


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Anticorpos Anticitoplasma de Neutrófilos/sangue , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/sangue , Poliangiite Microscópica/sangue , Peroxidase/imunologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Biomarcadores/sangue , Chile , Feminino , Humanos , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/imunologia , Masculino , Poliangiite Microscópica/diagnóstico , Poliangiite Microscópica/imunologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Testes Sorológicos , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33093772

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Background: Forms of interstitial pneumonia secondary to exposure to an air-contaminant are varied and so far, insufficiently described. Objectives/Methods: We report here a case of a 57-year-old patient managed in our department for the exploration of MRC grade 2 dyspnoea and interstitial pneumonia. He mentioned multiple occupational and domestic exposures such as hens' excrements, asbestos and metal particles; he also had a previous history of smoking. Results: High-resolution computed tomography showed ground glass opacities predominating in posterior territories and surrounding cystic lesions or emphysematous destruction. The entire etiological assessment revealed only macrophagic alveolitis with giant multinucleated cells on the bronchoalveolar lavage. A surgical lung biopsy allowed us to refine the diagnosis with evidence of desquamative interstitial pneumonia and pulmonary granulomatosis. Finally, the analysis of the mineral particles in the biopsy revealed abnormally high rates of Zirconium and Aluminium. We were therefore able to conclude to a desquamative interstitial pneumonia associated with pulmonary granulomatosis linked to metal exposure (Aluminium and Zirconium). The clinical, functional and radiological evolution was favorable after a systemic corticosteroid treatment with progressive decay over one year. Conclusion: This presentation reports the first case to our knowledge of desquamative interstitial pneumonitis related to exposure to Zirconium and the third one in the context of Aluminium exposure. The detailed analysis of the mineral particles present on the surgical lung biopsy allows for the identification of the relevant particle to refine the etiological diagnosis, to guide the therapeutic management and to give access to recognition as an occupational disease. (Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 2020; 37 (1): 79-84).


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Alumínio/efeitos adversos , Granuloma do Sistema Respiratório/induzido quimicamente , Exposição por Inalação/efeitos adversos , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/induzido quimicamente , Pulmão/efeitos dos fármacos , Zircônio/efeitos adversos , Corticosteroides/administração & dosagem , Alumínio/análise , Biópsia , Granuloma do Sistema Respiratório/diagnóstico , Granuloma do Sistema Respiratório/tratamento farmacológico , Granuloma do Sistema Respiratório/metabolismo , Humanos , Pulmão/química , Pulmão/diagnóstico por imagem , Pulmão/patologia , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/metabolismo , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Resultado do Tratamento , Zircônio/análise
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Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis ; 37(2): 231-233, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33093788

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Background: A subgroup of patients with fibrotic ILD experience progression and several risk factors for ILD progression have been reported, such as male sex, older age, lower baseline pulmonary function, and a radiological or pathological pattern of usual interstitial pneumonia. Objective: To describe a possible new phenotype of rapidly non IPF progressive fibrosing with an IPF-like outcome. Methods: Three previously fit and well patients who developed a rapidly progressive ILD and died within 6 to 7 months from the initial development of respiratory symptoms. Results: Unlike what is currently known, our patients developed a severe fibrosing ILD with an IPF-like outcome despite a) being younger than the average patient with IPF, b) having received a non-IPF MDT diagnosis, c) having a non-UIP pattern on HRCT. Moreover and similarly to IPF, they failed to respond to immunosuppressive treatment which is the preferred treatment option in these cases. Conclusion: We believe that patients who present with similar characteristics should be considered as likely to develop a phenotype of rapidly progressive ILD and be treated with antifibrotic medications instead of immunosuppressive ones according to the favourable treatment response to antifibrotic therapy observed in clinical trials of patients with progressive fibrosing ILDs. (Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 2020; 37 (2): 231-233).


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Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Pulmão/diagnóstico por imagem , Fibrose Pulmonar/diagnóstico , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Adulto , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Progressão da Doença , Evolução Fatal , Volume Expiratório Forçado , Humanos , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Pulmão/efeitos dos fármacos , Pulmão/imunologia , Pulmão/fisiopatologia , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/imunologia , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fenótipo , Fibrose Pulmonar/tratamento farmacológico , Fibrose Pulmonar/imunologia , Fibrose Pulmonar/fisiopatologia , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Fatores de Tempo , Falha de Tratamento , Capacidade Vital
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Clin Exp Rheumatol ; 38 Suppl 126(4): 291-300, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33095142

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Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is considered the most frequent and serious pulmonary complication in primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS), with the majority of the studies indicating a prevalence of about 20%, and resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Although ILD was historically described as a late manifestation of pSS, more recently, a high variability of the time of onset of pSS-ILD has been observed and from 10 to 51% of patients can develop ILD years before the onset of pSS. Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia is highly typical for SS, but it occurs only in a few cases, while the most common ILD pattern is nonspecific interstitial pneumonia, followed by usual interstitial pneumonia and organising pneumonia. Multidisciplinary discussion can be necessary in pSS cases with ambiguous clinical findings, when differential diagnosis with IIPs might be very difficult. Up to date, available data do not allow to establish an evidence-based treatment strategy in pSS-ILD. Glucocorticoids are empirically used, usually in association to immunosuppressive drugs, such as cyclophosphamide and mycophenolate mofetil. A better understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of pSS should facilitate the development of new therapies. Recently, a trial showed the efficacy of the antifibrotic drug nintedanib in slowing progression of various interstitial lung diseases, including patients with connective tissue diseases. The aims of this review are to describe clinical features, imaging, pathology, together with diagnostic criteria, prognosis and management of pSS-ILD patients.


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Doenças do Tecido Conjuntivo , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais , Síndrome de Sjogren , Humanos , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/epidemiologia , Prognóstico , Síndrome de Sjogren/complicações , Síndrome de Sjogren/diagnóstico , Síndrome de Sjogren/tratamento farmacológico
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Arch Cardiovasc Dis ; 113(10): 630-641, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888873

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BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a heterogeneous, severe and progressive disease with an impact on quality of life and life-expectancy despite specific therapies. AIMS: (i) to compare prognosis significance of each PH subgroup in a cohort from a referral center, (ii) to identify phenotypically distinct high-risk PH patient using machine learning. METHODS: Patients with PH were included from 2002 to 2019 and routinely followed-up. We collected clinical, laboratory, imaging and hemodynamic variables. Four-year survival rate of each subgroups was then compared. Next, phenotypic domains were imputed with 5 eigenvectors for missing values and filtered if the Pearson correlation coefficient was>0.6. Thereafter, agglomerative hierarchical clustering was used for grouping phenotypic variables and patients: a heat map was generated and participants were separated using Penalized Model-Based Clustering. P<0.05 was considered significant. RESULTS: 328 patients were prospectively included (mean age 63±18 yo, 46% male). PH secondary to left heart disease (PH-LHD) and lung disease (PH-LD) had a significantly increased mortality compared to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients: HR=2.43, 95%CI=(1.24-4.73) and 2.95, 95%CI=(1.43-6.07) respectively. 25 phenotypic domains were pinpointed and 3 phenogroups identified. Phenogroup 3 had a significantly increased mortality (log-rank P=0.046) compared to the others and was remarkable for predominant pulmonary disease in older male, accumulating cardiovascular risk factors, and simultaneous three major comorbidities: coronary artery disease, chronic kidney disease and interstitial lung disease. CONCLUSION: PH-LHD and PH-LD has 2-fold and 3-fold increase in mortality, respectively compared with PAH. PH patients with simultaneous kidney-cardiac-pulmonary comorbidities were identified as having high-risk of mortality. Specific targeted therapy in this phenogroup should be prospectively evaluated.


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Mineração de Dados/métodos , Cardiopatias/epidemiologia , Nefropatias/epidemiologia , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/epidemiologia , Aprendizado de Máquina , Hipertensão Arterial Pulmonar/epidemiologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Análise por Conglomerados , Comorbidade , Feminino , França/epidemiologia , Nível de Saúde , Cardiopatias/diagnóstico , Cardiopatias/mortalidade , Cardiopatias/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Nefropatias/diagnóstico , Nefropatias/mortalidade , Nefropatias/fisiopatologia , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/mortalidade , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fenótipo , Prognóstico , Estudos Prospectivos , Hipertensão Arterial Pulmonar/diagnóstico , Hipertensão Arterial Pulmonar/mortalidade , Hipertensão Arterial Pulmonar/fisiopatologia , Sistema de Registros , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco
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PLoS One ; 15(9): e0239114, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32956379

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BACKGROUND: In recent years, transbronchial cryobiopsy (TBCB) has come to be increasingly used in interventional pulmonology units as it obtains larger and better-quality samples than conventional transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB) with forceps. No multicenter studies have been performed, however, that analyse and compare TBCB and TBLB safety and yield according to the interstitial lung disease (ILD) classification. OBJECTIVES: We compared the diagnostic yield and safety of TBCB with cryoprobe sampling versus conventional TBLB forceps sampling in the same patient. METHOD: Prospective multicenter clinical study of patients with ILD indicated for lung biopsy. Airway management with orotracheal tube, laryngeal mask and rigid bronchoscope was according to the protocol of each centre. All procedures were performed using fluoroscopy and an occlusion balloon. TBLB was followed by TBCB. Complications were recorded after both TBLB and TBCB. RESULTS: Included were 124 patients from 10 hospitals. Airway management was orotracheal intubation in 74% of cases. Diagnostic yield according to multidisciplinary committee results for TBCB was 47.6% and for TBLB was 19.4% (p<0.0001). Diagnostic yield was higher for TBCB compared to TBLB for two groups: idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) and ILD of known cause or association (OR 2.5; 95% CI: 1.4-4.2 and OR 5.8; 95% CI: 2.3-14.3, respectively). Grade 3 (moderate) bleeding after TBCB occurred in 6.5% of patients compared to 0.8% after conventional TBLB. CONCLUSIONS: Diagnostic yield for TBCB was higher than for TBLB, especially for two disease groups: IIPs and ILD of known cause or association. The increased risk of bleeding associated with TBCB confirms the need for safe airway management and prophylactic occlusion-balloon use. TRIAL REGISTRATION: clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT02464592.


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Broncoscopia/instrumentação , Criocirurgia/instrumentação , Fluoroscopia/instrumentação , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Hemorragia Pós-Operatória/epidemiologia , Idoso , Biópsia/efeitos adversos , Biópsia/instrumentação , Biópsia/métodos , Broncoscopia/efeitos adversos , Broncoscopia/métodos , Broncoscopia/estatística & dados numéricos , Criocirurgia/efeitos adversos , Criocirurgia/métodos , Feminino , Fluoroscopia/efeitos adversos , Fluoroscopia/métodos , Humanos , Pulmão/patologia , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Hemorragia Pós-Operatória/etiologia , Estudos Prospectivos
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BMJ Open Respir Res ; 7(1)2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32963028

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Reviews of COVID-19 CT imaging along with postmortem lung biopsies and autopsies indicate that the majority of patients with COVID-19 pulmonary involvement have secondary organising pneumonia (OP) or its histological variant, acute fibrinous and organising pneumonia, both well-known complications of viral infections. Further, many publications on COVID-19 have debated the puzzling clinical characteristics of 'silent hypoxemia', 'happy hypoxemics' and 'atypical ARDS', all features consistent with OP. The recent announcement that RECOVERY, a randomised controlled trial comparing dexamethasone to placebo in COVID-19, was terminated early due to excess deaths in the control group further suggests patients present with OP given that corticosteroid therapy is the first-line treatment. Although RECOVERY along with other cohort studies report positive effects with corticosteroids on morbidity and mortality of COVID-19, treatment approaches could be made more effective given that secondary OP often requires prolonged duration and/or careful and monitored tapering of corticosteroid dose, with 'pulse' doses needed for the well-described fulminant subtype. Increasing recognition of this diagnosis will thus lead to more appropriate and effective treatment strategies in COVID-19, which may lead to a further reduction of need for ventilatory support and improved survival.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Pneumonia em Organização Criptogênica/diagnóstico , Erros de Diagnóstico , Hipóxia/fisiopatologia , Pulmão/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia em Organização Criptogênica/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia em Organização Criptogênica/etiologia , Pneumonia em Organização Criptogênica/fisiopatologia , Dexametasona/uso terapêutico , Glucocorticoides/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Hipóxia/etiologia , Pulmão/patologia , Pulmão/fisiopatologia , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/etiologia , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/fisiopatologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Zhonghua Jie He He Hu Xi Za Zhi ; 43(10): 827-833, 2020 Oct 12.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32992435

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COVID-19 is an acute infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus (SARS-CoV2). COVID-19 may manifest bilateral interstitial pneumonia on imaging. About 30%-60% of patients present varying degrees of interstitial changes, while most patients have a good prognosis. Since there's little practical instruct on treating interstitial lung disease (ILD) caused by COVID-19, we present this file as references for all the colleagues fighting with this disease. The primary findings on CT are bilateral, peripheral ground-glass opacities (GGO) and consolidation. Inter-/intra-lobular septal thickening are also common. Subpleural lines and traction bronchiectasis can be seen in some cases which indicate the presence of interstitial fibrosis. Images of severe cases are similar with those in advanced stage of nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) and organizing pneumonia (OP). COVID-19 could present the typical two phases of diffuse alveolar damage: acute and proliferative phase on pathology. Massive pulmonary interstitial fibrosis may also be present. HRCT is the best radiological approach for the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of COVID-19, and to assess the presence of ILD. Periodical CT following-up is recommended for patients who present interstitial manifestations. Biomarkers such as KL-6, SP-D, RAGE may also helpful on evaluating the severity of interstitial fibrosis and therapeutic response. We do not suggest applying pulmonary function tests and 6-minute walking test on patients in active stage of the disease. The primary treatments in acute phase are antiviral therapy and supportive treatment. We do not suggest routine use of corticosteroids, while on patients with excessive activation of inflammatory response or rapid progression of lung lesions, a low to medium dosage of corticosteroids could be applied for a short course. Pirfenidone and Nintedanib are encouraged to apply on patients in reparative phase with evidence of progressing fibrosis. Low to medium dosage of corticosteroids is also feasible on patients with NSIP or OP manifestation in this phase, with a relatively longer course. Chinese traditional medicine and rehabilitation medicine may also helpful. Lung transplant surgery is an option for severe pulmonary fibrosis patients. Patients should receive CT following-up after be discharged from hospital, especially those whose pulmonary exudation is not well absorbed. We suggest a routine following-up on month 1, 4 and 10 after discharging, and an extended period for those who have developed irreversible interstitial fibrosis.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/terapia , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Betacoronavirus , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Humanos , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/virologia , Pandemias , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Acta Biomed ; 91(3): ahead of print, 2020 08 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32921749

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Platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome (POS) is a clinical entity characterized by positional dyspnoea (platypnea) and arterial desaturation (orthodeoxia) that occurs when sitting or standing up and usually resolves by lying down. POS may result from some cardiopulmonary disorders or from other miscellaneous aetiologies. We report a case of POS in a patient after fibrotic evolution of SARS-CoV-2 interstitial pneumonia associated with pulmonary embolism. The patient did not have any evidence of an intracardiac/intrapulmonary shunt.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Dispneia/etiologia , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/complicações , Pulmão/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Idoso , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Dispneia/diagnóstico , Feminino , Humanos , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Lancet Respir Med ; 8(9): 925-934, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32890499

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Within the spectrum of fibrosing interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) is a subset of patients who have inexorable progression of pulmonary fibrosis despite treatment, which is known as the progressive fibrotic phenotype. Although the concept of progressive fibrosing ILD has been applied largely to patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), there is now an increasing focus on irreversible progressive fibrosis in a proportion of patients with a range of underlying ILD diagnoses. Evidence has emerged to support a possible role for antifibrotic therapy in these patients. In this Position Paper, we discuss the importance of retaining diagnostic scrutiny within the multidisciplinary team and suggest a multidomain definition for progressive fibrosis. We consider the potential role of antifibrotic drugs as second-line therapy in the treatment algorithm for patients with progressive non-IPF ILD. We highlight risk factors that might predispose individuals to developing progressive fibrosis. Finally, we discuss key uncertainties and future directions for research and clinical practice.


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Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Pesquisa Biomédica , Progressão da Doença , Humanos , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/patologia , Fibrose Pulmonar/tratamento farmacológico , Pesquisa
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J Clin Pathol ; 73(11): 762-768, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32843423

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The aim of this review is to explain why the term 'desquamative interstitial pneumonia' (DIP) should be discarded and replaced with modern terminology. Reason 1: DIP is a misnomer. Within a few years after the term was coined, it was shown that the airspace cells in DIP are macrophages not desquamated pneumocytes. Reason 2: As a result of overly simplistic and poorly defined histologic criteria, DIP is currently a mixed bag of smoking-related diseases and unrelated processes in never-smokers. Reason 3: DIP obfuscates the modern concept that smoking causes some forms of parenchymal lung disease. Despite the fact that >80% of cases of DIP are caused by smoking, it is currently classified as a 'smoking-related idiopathic interstitial pneumonia', an oxymoron. Reason 4: The premise that the presence of numerous macrophages within airspaces defines an entity creates problematic histologic overlap with other lung diseases that may feature prominent airspace macrophages. Reason 5: DIP is outdated. It was coined in 1965, when many entities in interstitial lung disease had not been described, smoking-related interstitial lung disease was an unknown concept, computed tomograms of the chest had not been introduced and immunohistochemistry was unavailable. We suggest a way forward, which includes eliminating the term DIP and separating smoking-related lung abnormalities (including accumulation of pigmented airspace macrophages) from cases characterised by numerous non-pigmented macrophages in never-smokers. The laudable goal of smoking cessation is not served well by muddying the relationship between smoking and lung disease with inaccurate, outdated terminology.


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Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/patologia , Fumar/patologia , Terminologia como Assunto , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Pulmão/patologia , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Macrófagos/patologia , Abandono do Hábito de Fumar , Tórax/patologia
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J Infect Dev Ctries ; 14(7): 685-690, 2020 07 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32794454

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INTRODUCTION: Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) is the greatest pandemic in modern history. Laboratory test alterations have been described in COVID-19 patients, but differences with other pneumonias have been poorly investigated to date, especially in Caucasian populations. The aim of this study was to investigate differences and prognostic potential of routine blood tests in a series of Italian patients with COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 interstitial pneumonia. METHODOLOGY: Clinical data and routine laboratory tests of a consecutive series of 30 COVID-19 patients and 30 age and sex matched patients with non COVID-19 interstitial pneumonia have been retrospectively collected. Differences in laboratory tests between patients with COVID-19 and non COVID-19 pneumonias have been investigated, as well as differences between COVID-19 survivors and non survivors. RESULTS: COVID-19 patients had lower white blood cells, monocytes, neutrophils, and higher platelet counts. In addition, COVID-19 patients showed higher mean platelet volume, lower C reactive protein concentrations, and higher De Ritis ratio. Combined blood cell indexes of systemic inflammation were significantly lower in COVID-19 patients. In further analysis of the COVID-19 group, the neutrophil count, neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), derived NLR, systemic inflammation response index and De Ritis ratio, were significantly higher in non survivors than in survivors, while the number of platelets was significantly lower in non survivors. CONCLUSIONS: Our study showed several alterations in blood cell populations and indexes in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia in comparison with patients with non COVID-19 pneumonia. Some of these indexes showed promising prognostic abilities. Further studies are necessary to confirm these results.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Feminino , Humanos , Linfócitos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neutrófilos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade
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Lancet Respir Med ; 8(8): 786-794, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32763205

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BACKGROUND: Transbronchial lung cryobiopsy (TBLC) has been introduced recently in the diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases. We aimed to evaluate the prognostic significance of the distinction between idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other interstitial lung diseases with the use of TBLC data in multidisciplinary team (MDT) diagnosis. METHODS: In this single-centre, retrospective, investigator-initiated comparative study, we evaluated consecutive patients without a definite usual interstitial pneumonia pattern on high-resolution CT, who presented to the GB Morgagni Hospital (Forlì, Italy), and who underwent TBLC (Jan 1, 2011, to Dec 31, 2014) or surgical lung biopsy (SLB; Jan 1, 2002, to Dec 31, 2016). Three pathologists reviewed the specimens, masked to clinical information. MDT evaluation was done before and after biopsy. The primary endpoint was the prognostic significance of the MDT diagnostic separation between idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other interstitial lung diseases in patients undergoing TBLC. Mortality was evaluated by means of Cox regression analysis. FINDINGS: We evaluated 500 consecutive cases, 426 of which were included: 266 had TBLC and 160 had SLB. 189 patients had idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, 143 had other fibrotic interstitial lung diseases, and 94 had non-fibrotic interstitial lung diseases. Patients undergoing TBLC had more comorbidities and better preserved lung function compared with those undergoing SLB; among patients with a final MDT diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, patients undergoing TBLC were older, had more comorbidities, and had a different post-biopsy treatment profile than those who received SLB. The distinction between idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other interstitial lung diseases made by MDT diagnosis on the basis of TBLC biopsy had clear prognostic significance, with a 5-year transplant-free survival of 68% (95% CI 57-76) in patients with an MDT idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis based on TBLC compared with 93% (87-96) in patients without an idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis based on TBLC (hazard ratio 5·28, 95% CI 2·72-10·04; p<0·0001). This distinction remained statistically significant in a multivariate analysis controlling for age, sex, smoking status, comorbidities, pulmonary function, and high-resolution CT patterns (p=0·02). INTERPRETATION: TBLC makes an important diagnostic contribution in interstitial lung disease, on the basis of the prognostic distinction between idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other interstitial lung diseases when TBLC findings are included in multidisciplinary diagnosis. FUNDING: None.


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Biópsia/métodos , Fibrose Pulmonar Idiopática/diagnóstico , Pulmão/patologia , Broncoscopia , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Feminino , Humanos , Fibrose Pulmonar Idiopática/mortalidade , Fibrose Pulmonar Idiopática/cirurgia , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Transplante de Pulmão , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos
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J Vet Diagn Invest ; 32(4): 621-625, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32687009

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A 22-y-old American Quarter Horse gelding was presented with a history of chronic progressive respiratory problems and a diffuse pulmonary nodular pattern in thoracic radiographs. The horse was euthanized, and 4 formalin-fixed samples of lung were submitted for histopathology. There were multifocal areas of marked thickening of alveolar septa as a result of proliferation of myofibroblasts embedded in fibromyxoid matrix (interpreted as "Masson bodies"), focal areas of fibrosis, and numerous papillary projections of connective tissue into bronchioles. A diagnosis of organizing pneumonia was reached. No etiology was found for this lesion. It is important to consider causes of chronic interstitial pneumonia with fibrosis in horses other than equid herpesvirus 5, such as complicated viral or bacterial pneumonia or chronic toxicoses.


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Doenças dos Cavalos/diagnóstico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/veterinária , Pneumonia/veterinária , Animais , Evolução Fatal , Doenças dos Cavalos/etiologia , Doenças dos Cavalos/patologia , Cavalos , Pulmão/patologia , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/etiologia , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/patologia , Masculino , Pneumonia/diagnóstico , Pneumonia/etiologia , Pneumonia/patologia
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Swiss Med Wkly ; 150: w20312, 2020 06 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32662060

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We present the case of an oncology patient admitted to our hospital during the current COVID-19 pandemic with clinical and radiological features strongly suggestive of interstitial pneumonia. Multiple laboratory tests were negative for SARS-CoV-2 (polymerase chain reaction testing of nasopharyngeal swabs, and of induced sputum and stool samples, investigation of serum immunoglobulins G and M). In the setting of an immunocompromised status due to recent chemotherapy cycles for lung adenocarcinoma and prolonged corticosteroid therapy (due to frequent exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in recent months), we actively searched for the pathological agent and found it to be Pneumocystis jirovecii. The patient started specific antibiotic treatment but finally had a negative outcome due to the progression of the lung adenocarcinoma. The importance of differential diagnostics in clinical practice should be a given, especially during times of pandemic. The novel coronavirus infection introduced new guidelines for and approaches to the investigation of immunocompromised patients, so it is especially important not to forget the basis of differential diagnosis, to and adopt a thorough approach when assessing these complex patients. We want to stress the importance of thorough investigation to avoid misdiagnosis of atypical pathogens in the current setting of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.


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Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/complicações , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Pulmão/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumocystis carinii/isolamento & purificação , Pneumonia por Pneumocystis , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Idoso , Betacoronavirus , Deterioração Clínica , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Evolução Fatal , Feminino , Humanos , Pandemias , Pneumonia por Pneumocystis/complicações , Pneumonia por Pneumocystis/diagnóstico , Pneumonia por Pneumocystis/fisiopatologia , Pneumonia por Pneumocystis/terapia , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Avaliação de Sintomas/métodos , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/métodos
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Autoimmun Rev ; 19(9): 102619, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32663627

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether nailfold videocapillaroscopy (NVC), an increasingly worldwide used non-invasive tool to reliably evaluate the peripheral microcirculation, may be an outcome measure in future screening algorithms for systemic sclerosis related interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD). METHODS: A systematic review to identify original research papers documenting an association between NVC and SSc-ILD was performed in 3 electronic databases according to the PRISMA guidelines. Subsequently, NVC parameters were subdivided according to the consented standardised capillaroscopic definitions of the EULAR Study Group on Microcirculation in Rheumatic Diseases / Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium on Capillaroscopy, into quantitative (capillary density, capillary dimension, capillary morphology and haemorrhages) and qualitative assessment (NVC pattern). RESULTS: The systematic search identified 310 unique search results, of which 2 cross-sectional and 1 longitudinal study were retained. In both cross-sectional studies, the presence of SSc-ILD was found to be inversely associated with capillary density (p = .008 and p = .005). The presence of a severe (active/late) NVC pattern was evaluated and associated with the presence of SSc-ILD in one of the cross-sectional studies. In the longitudinal study, incident SSc-ILD was associated with progressive capillary loss (p = .03) and the conversion to a worse (active/late) NVC pattern (p = .001/p = .003). CONCLUSIONS: This first systematic literature review investigating the role of NVC in SSc-ILD using standardised capillaroscopic definitions uncovered associations between NVC and (incident) SSc-ILD. If large prospective studies further corroborate and elucidate these findings, NVC might possibly be a candidate outcome measure to be integrated in screening algorithms for incident/progressive SSc-ILD.


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Algoritmos , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Angioscopia Microscópica , Escleroderma Sistêmico/diagnóstico , Capilares , Estudos Transversais , Humanos , Estudos Longitudinais , Unhas
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0235624, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32634173

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BACKGROUND: Spontaneous pneumothorax is a complication that occurs in patients with connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease (CTD-ILD); however, few studies on the clinical implications of pneumothorax for patients with CTD-ILD have been performed. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the incidence and prognostic significance of pneumothorax and the risk factors for its onset in patients with CTD-ILD. METHODS: This study included 140 consecutive patients with CTD-ILD. Clinical characteristics, laboratory findings, pulmonary function test results, and chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) images were retrospectively evaluated. RESULTS: A total of 18 patients (12.9%) developed pneumothorax during their clinical course. The cumulative incidence of pneumothorax from the time of CTD-ILD diagnosis was 6.5%, 8.7%, and 11.3% at 1, 3, and 5 years, respectively. The 10-year survival rate was significantly lower in patients with pneumothorax (29.6%) than that in those without pneumothorax (81.3%). The development of pneumothorax was significantly associated with poor prognosis (HR 22.0; p < 0.010). Furthermore, a lower body mass index, greater extent of reticular abnormalities on HRCT, and administration of methylprednisolone pulse therapy were significantly associated with the development of pneumothorax. CONCLUSION: Pneumothorax is a serious complication in the clinical course of patients with CTD-ILD and the onset of pneumothorax predicts a poor outcome.


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Doenças do Tecido Conjuntivo/diagnóstico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Pneumotórax/diagnóstico , Idoso , Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Doenças do Tecido Conjuntivo/complicações , Doenças do Tecido Conjuntivo/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças do Tecido Conjuntivo/mortalidade , Feminino , Humanos , Incidência , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/complicações , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/mortalidade , Masculino , Metilprednisolona/uso terapêutico , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pneumotórax/complicações , Pneumotórax/epidemiologia , Prognóstico , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Testes de Função Respiratória , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Resultado do Tratamento , Capacidade Vital
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Lung India ; 37(4): [359-378], July 1, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | BIGG - guias GRADE | ID: biblio-1117197

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Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a complex and heterogeneous group of acute and chronic lung diseases of several known and unknown causes. While clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) have been recently updated, CPG for ILD other than IPF are needed. Methods: A working group of multidisciplinary clinicians familiar with clinical management of ILD (pulmonologists, radiologist, pathologist, and rheumatologist) and three epidemiologists selected by the leaderships of Indian Chest Society and National College of Chest Physicians, India, posed questions to address the clinically relevant situation. A systematic search was performed on PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases. A modified GRADE approach was used to grade the evidence. The working group discussed the evidence and reached a consensus of opinions for each question following face-to-face discussions. Results: Statements have been made for each specific question and the grade of evidence has been provided after performing a systematic review of literature. For most of the questions addressed, the available evidence was insufficient and of low to very low quality. The consensus of the opinions of the working group has been presented as statements for the questions and not as an evidence-based CPG for the management of ILD. Conclusion: This document provides the guidelines made by consensus of opinions among experts following discussion of systematic review of evidence pertaining to the specific questions for management of ILD other than IPF. It is hoped that this document will help the clinician understand the accumulated evidence and help better management of idiopathic and nonidiopathic interstitial pneumonias.


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Humanos , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/prevenção & controle , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/terapia , Fibrose Pulmonar Idiopática/complicações , Fibrose Pulmonar Idiopática/prevenção & controle
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Clin Rheumatol ; 39(7): 2043-2047, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-549229

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COVID-19 is a world health emergency which may inevitably affect the management of a complex autoimmune disease such as systemic sclerosis (SSc). Several SSc patients are frail and, in this pandemic, need a careful protection. The COVID-19 infection might complicate the clinical scenario of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in SSc because it determines a severe pneumonia characterized by radiological features similar to SSc-ILD. The striking CT similarities between the 2 diseases make it difficult to distinguish a worsening of SSc-ILD from COVID-19-ILD superinfection. Moreover, other aspects, like isolation during lock down, may cause a significant psychological stress which will pile up on the already difficult contact with the patients for a routine check-up. Moreover, the drug shortage is a real problem in these times. For these reasons, the rheumatologist in daily clinical practice should carefully differentiate the possible COVID-19 infection in order to optimize the patient management. Therefore, the challenge in everyday life will be to achieve in due time the differential diagnosis as well as the long-term psychological impact.Key Points• SSc patients should be encouraged to continue their chronic therapy; in case of immunosuppressive therapy it must be discontinued for safety in case of COVID-19 infection.• Psychological support must be guaranteed to every SSc patients.• COVID-19 pneuminia is hard to distinguish from an interstitial lung disease due to SSc lung involvment.• Data sharing is fundamental for an optimal managment of SSc patients during COVID-19 pandemia.


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Infecções por Coronavirus , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Escleroderma Sistêmico , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Comorbidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Humanos , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/etiologia , Administração dos Cuidados ao Paciente/métodos , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Angústia Psicológica , Escleroderma Sistêmico/epidemiologia , Escleroderma Sistêmico/psicologia , Escleroderma Sistêmico/terapia , Isolamento Social/psicologia , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/métodos
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Presse Med ; 49(2): 103909, 2020 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32563946

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Interstitial lung disease (ILD) in children (chILD) is a heterogeneous group of rare respiratory disorders that are mostly chronic and associated with high morbidity and mortality. The pathogenesis of the various chILD is complex and the diseases share common features of inflammatory and fibrotic changes of the lung parenchyma that impair gas exchanges. The etiologies of chILD are numerous. In this review, we chose to classify them as ILD related to exposure/environment insults, ILD related to systemic and immunological diseases, ILD related to primary lung parenchyma dysfunctions and ILD specific to infancy. A growing part of the etiologic spectrum of chILD is being attributed to molecular defects. Currently, the main genetic mutations associated with chILD are identified in the surfactant genes SFTPA1, SFTPA2, SFTPB, SFTPC, ABCA3 and NKX2-1. Other genetic contributors include mutations in MARS, CSF2RA and CSF2RB in pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, and mutations in TMEM173 and COPA in specific auto-inflammatory forms of chILD. However, only few genotype-phenotype correlations could be identified so far. Herein, information is provided about the clinical presentation and the diagnosis approach of chILD. Despite improvements in patient management, the therapeutic strategies are still relying mostly on corticosteroids although specific therapies are emerging. Larger longitudinal cohorts of patients are being gathered through ongoing international collaborations to improve disease knowledge and targeted therapies. Thus, it is expected that children with ILD will be able to reach the adulthood transition in a better condition.


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Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/etiologia , Fatores Etários , Criança , Doença Crônica , Doenças do Tecido Conjuntivo/complicações , Doenças do Tecido Conjuntivo/diagnóstico , Exposição Ambiental/efeitos adversos , Interação Gene-Ambiente , Genótipo , Humanos , Doenças do Sistema Imunitário/complicações , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/classificação , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/tratamento farmacológico , Fenótipo , Proteinose Alveolar Pulmonar/genética , Transtornos Respiratórios/complicações , Sistema Respiratório/patologia , Esteroides/uso terapêutico
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