(OSA/IPF Study) The Role of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Modulating the Cardio-Pulmonary Responses to Antifibrotics (Nintedanib and Pirfenidone) in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

The PI of this project is:

This project is funded by: Industry (BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM LTD)

The term of this project is: September 2020 to December 2040

The number of subjects scanned during this project is: 45

The purpose of this research study is to find out if obstructive sleep apnea plays a role
in the ability of antifibrotic medications to work well. We are doing this research
because people with IPF have a higher rate of OSA and are often undiagnosed. By
understanding the role OSA plays in the effectiveness of antifibrotic medications, we will
be able to offer more effective treatment for patients with IPF in the future.
This study is being done at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) and the
William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital. A total of about 45 people will participate in
this study.

Funding for this study is provided by Boehringer Ingelheim.