Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)/Pulmonary Fibrosis

Interstitial lung disease (ILD)Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a broad category of lung diseases that includes more than 130 disorders. Common characteristics of ILD are scarring (pulmonary fibrosis) and/or inflammation of the lungs.

As the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado, has vast experience in treating people with these rare and complex conditions. Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to helping people with ILD and to developing new treatments to give you a better life.

National Jewish Health is a Specialized Center of Research for ILD, as designated by the National Institutes of Health. We work together to understand the causes of ILD and to develop new treatments. This ensures that you have access to the latest ILD clinical trials and most effective therapies.

 

Interstitial Lung Disease Care at National Jewish Health

At National Jewish Health, you’ll find:

  • The latest clinical trials
  • A focused and integrated approach
  • State-of-the-art pulmonary testing and treatments
  • Comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation services
  • Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis Genetic Counseling Program
  • Support groups.

Our team of doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, lab technicians and clinical research coordinators will create a detailed plan of diagnosis and care for you, based on the latest information available regarding ILD.

Learn more about the Interstitial Lung Disease Program.

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Our Patient Education Program at National Jewish Health provides many free educational opportunities and support groups to assist patients and caregivers with managing illnesses and chronic conditions.

 

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There are a number of written materials to support patient education at National Jewish Health. They include Understanding Booklets, Med Facts, Test Facts, Medication handouts and more. 

Reasons to Choose National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
  • Ranked as one of the top two hospitals in pulmonology every year since U.S. News & World Report included this category in its annual “Best Hospitals” survey
  • Ranked in the top 1 percent of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
  • Physicians consistently recognized among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
  • Among the top 6 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to more than 300 active clinical trials
  • 121-year history of focus on care, research and education serving thousands of patients with lung, heart, immune and related disorders

 

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Living with Chronic Lung Disease




Clinical Trials

Rheumatoid Arthritis & Interstitial Lung Disease Medication
Rheumatoid Arthritis & Interstitial Lung Disease Medication

Do you have rheumatoid arthritis and interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD)? You may be able to help our researchers determine if people with RA-ILD can benefit from a medication called Pirfenidone, which has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

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Patient Stories

‘Incredibly Grateful’

An autoimmune disease was robbing Heather Quilici of her ability to breathe. Doctors at National Jewish Health, who have specialized expertise in treating autoimmune lung conditions, stabilized her condition and greatly improved her quality of life.  

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