The Role of Rheumatological Evaluation in the Management of Patients With Interstitial Lung Disease

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified October 2013 by Meir Medical Center
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First received: March 10, 2013
Last updated: October 6, 2013
Last verified: October 2013

We hypothesized that the multi-disciplinary assessment of interstitial lung disease patients would lead to a more accurate diagnosis and consequently alterations in treatment regimens that may lead to improved outcomes.

Interstitial Lung Disease
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Connective Tissue Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Role of Rheumatological Evaluation in the Management of Patients With Interstitial Lung Disease

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Further study details as provided by Meir Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The number of patients with collagen related pulmonary fibrosis that are diagnosed by Rheumatologists compared to Pulmonologists. [ Time Frame: two years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: May 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

60 patients that will refer to the pulmonary outpatient or inpatients department for evaluation due to ILD will be included


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age above 18 years old
  • ILD according to ATS/ERS guidelines
  • Signed inform consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous lung surgery
  • Other significant systemic disease
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01809574

Contact: David Shitrit, Dr. 097471556

Meir Medical Center Recruiting
Kfar Saba, Israel, 972
Contact: David Shitrit, Dr    09-7471556   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center
Principal Investigator: David Shitrit, Dr Head of Pulmonary departmant, Meir Medical Center.
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Responsible Party: Meir Medical Center Identifier: NCT01809574     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 225-12-MMC
Study First Received: March 10, 2013
Last Updated: October 6, 2013
Health Authority: Israel: Ethics Commission

Keywords provided by Meir Medical Center:
Interstitial lung disease
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Connective tissue disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Connective Tissue Diseases
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Interstitial
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on March 26, 2015