Clinical significance of respiratory bronchiolitis on open lung biopsy and its relationship to smoking-related interstitial lung disease. Thorax 1999;54:1009-14.
Smoking-related interstitial lung disease: radiologic clinical pathologic correlation.
Presentations about the clinical application of genomics to pulmonary infection, updates on hypersensitivity pneumonitis, rare idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, biomarkers and molecular therapy for pulmonary fibrosis, Mycobacterium avium complex-related airway disease, drug-related lung disease, smoking-related interstitial lung disease
, biomarkers in acute lung injury, interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features, and pulmonary vascular disorders were only some of the highlights of the meeting.
The terms smoking-related interstitial lung disease
and smoking-related interstitial pneumonia are used in an attempt to bring together coexisting histologic findings into a single diagnosis.
(3) We have suggested that, to avoid confusion with other forms of smoking-related interstitial lung disease
(ILD), the lesion be referred to as respiratory bronchiolitis with fibrosis (RBF).
Respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease is recognized as a smoking-related interstitial lung disease
, but is still included as an IIP.
Clinical Scenario.--Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH) is a smoking-related interstitial lung disease
of unknown incidence and prevalence in the smoking population.
Moreover, expressing osteopontin in rat lung resulted in recruitment of immune cells, resulting in symptoms similar to smoking-related interstitial lung diseases
. These results indicate that osteopontin may be pathogenic in smoking-initiated lung disease.
Essential role of osteopontin in smoking-related interstitial lung diseases
. Am J Surg Pathol.