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 a center specializing in the care of people with ILD, our health care providers have vast experience in treating people with these rare and complex conditions. In conjunction with your local provider, doctors at National Jewish Health develop and implement a detailed plan of diagnosis and care based on the latest information available regarding ILD.

There is a tremendous amount of interest in understanding the mechanisms of inflammation and scarring in ILD, and extensive research in this area is being conducted at National Jewish Health. Together with our basic scientists, the doctors and staff at National Jewish Health work to broaden our understanding of the causes of ILD and develop new treatment approaches.

 

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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Get the Care You Need: We are ready to help you stay healthy with many same-day appointments available and are taking every precaution to ensure your safety

 

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 #1 or #2 in Pulmonology by U.S. News & World Report for 25 consecutive years

  • Ranked in the top 5% 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% of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to hundreds of active clinical trials

  • 123-year history of focus on care, research and education serving patients from around the world with lung, heart, immune and related disorders

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Living with Chronic Lung Disease




Clinical Trials

Lung Function in ILD Patients
Lung Function in ILD Patients

Researchers at National Jewish Health are trying to determine if the medication trans sodium crocetinate (TSC) can improve lung function in people with interstitial lung disease.

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