A common interstitial lung disease of unknown etiology, usually occurring between 50-70 years of age. Clinically, it is characterized by an insidious onset of breathlessness with exertion and a nonproductive cough, leading to progressive DYSPNEA. Pathological features show scant interstitial inflammation, patchy collagen fibrosis, prominent fibroblast proliferation foci, and microscopic honeycomb change.
A process in which normal lung tissues are progressively replaced by FIBROBLASTS and COLLAGEN causing an irreversible loss of the ability to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream via PULMONARY ALVEOLI. Patients show progressive DYSPNEA finally resulting in death.
A complex of related glycopeptide antibiotics from Streptomyces verticillus consisting of bleomycin A2 and B2. It inhibits DNA metabolism and is used as an antineoplastic, especially for solid tumors.
A diverse group of lung diseases that affect the lung parenchyma. They are characterized by an initial inflammation of PULMONARY ALVEOLI that extends to the interstitium and beyond leading to diffuse PULMONARY FIBROSIS. Interstitial lung diseases are classified by their etiology (known or unknown causes), and radiological-pathological features.
Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.
Any pathological condition where fibrous connective tissue invades any organ, usually as a consequence of inflammation or other injury.
Washing liquid obtained from irrigation of the lung, including the BRONCHI and the PULMONARY ALVEOLI. It is generally used to assess biochemical, inflammatory, or infection status of the lung.
An autosomal recessive genetic disease of the EXOCRINE GLANDS. It is caused by mutations in the gene encoding the CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRANSMEMBRANE CONDUCTANCE REGULATOR expressed in several organs including the LUNG, the PANCREAS, the BILIARY SYSTEM, and the SWEAT GLANDS. Cystic fibrosis is characterized by epithelial secretory dysfunction associated with ductal obstruction resulting in AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION; chronic RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS; PANCREATIC INSUFFICIENCY; maldigestion; salt depletion; and HEAT PROSTRATION.
A common interstitial lung disease caused by hypersensitivity reactions of PULMONARY ALVEOLI after inhalation of and sensitization to environmental antigens of microbial, animal, or chemical sources. The disease is characterized by lymphocytic alveolitis and granulomatous pneumonitis.
A group of interstitial lung diseases with no known etiology. There are several entities with varying patterns of inflammation and fibrosis. They are classified by their distinct clinical-radiological-pathological features and prognosis. They include IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS; CRYPTOGENIC ORGANIZING PNEUMONIA; and others.
Small polyhedral outpouchings along the walls of the alveolar sacs, alveolar ducts and terminal bronchioles through the walls of which gas exchange between alveolar air and pulmonary capillary blood takes place.
Sarcoidosis affecting predominantly the lungs, the site most frequently involved and most commonly causing morbidity and mortality in sarcoidosis. Pulmonary sarcoidosis is characterized by sharply circumscribed granulomas in the alveolar, bronchial, and vascular walls, composed of tightly packed cells derived from the mononuclear phagocyte system. The clinical symptoms when present are dyspnea upon exertion, nonproductive cough, and wheezing. (Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p431)
Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.
Measurement of the various processes involved in the act of respiration: inspiration, expiration, oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, lung volume and compliance, etc.
Connective tissue cells which secrete an extracellular matrix rich in collagen and other macromolecules.
The transference of either one or both of the lungs from one human or animal to another.
Spindle-shaped cells with characteristic CONTRACTILE PROTEINS and structures that contribute to the WOUND HEALING process. They occur in GRANULATION TISSUE and also in pathological processes such as FIBROSIS.
A hydroxylated form of the imino acid proline. A deficiency in ASCORBIC ACID can result in impaired hydroxyproline formation.
Pyridine derivatives with one or more keto groups on the ring.
An interstitial lung disease of unknown etiology, occurring between 21-80 years of age. It is characterized by a dramatic onset of a "pneumonia-like" illness with cough, fever, malaise, fatigue, and weight loss. Pathological features include prominent interstitial inflammation without collagen fibrosis, diffuse fibroblastic foci, and no microscopic honeycomb change. There is excessive proliferation of granulation tissue within small airways and alveolar ducts.
Washing out of the lungs with saline or mucolytic agents for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. It is very useful in the diagnosis of diffuse pulmonary infiltrates in immunosuppressed patients.
Epithelial cells that line the PULMONARY ALVEOLI.
The amount of a gas taken up, by the pulmonary capillary blood from the alveolar gas, per minute per unit of average pressure of the gradient of the gas across the BLOOD-AIR BARRIER.
A pulmonary surfactant associated protein that plays a role in alveolar stability by lowering the surface tension at the air-liquid interface. It is a membrane-bound protein that constitutes 1-2% of the pulmonary surfactant mass. Pulmonary surfactant-associated protein C is one of the most hydrophobic peptides yet isolated and contains an alpha-helical domain with a central poly-valine segment that binds to phospholipid bilayers.
The volume of air that is exhaled by a maximal expiration following a maximal inspiration.
Drugs used for their effects on the respiratory system.
An idiopathic systemic inflammatory granulomatous disorder comprised of epithelioid and multinucleated giant cells with little necrosis. It usually invades the lungs with fibrosis and may also involve lymph nodes, skin, liver, spleen, eyes, phalangeal bones, and parotid glands.
Historically, a heterogeneous group of acute and chronic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, progressive systemic sclerosis, dermatomyositis, etc. This classification was based on the notion that "collagen" was equivalent to "connective tissue", but with the present recognition of the different types of collagen and the aggregates derived from them as distinct entities, the term "collagen diseases" now pertains exclusively to those inherited conditions in which the primary defect is at the gene level and affects collagen biosynthesis, post-translational modification, or extracellular processing directly. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1494)
Inhaling liquid or solids, such as stomach contents, into the RESPIRATORY TRACT. When this causes severe lung damage, it is called ASPIRATION PNEUMONIA.
A subtype of transforming growth factor beta that is synthesized by a wide variety of cells. It is synthesized as a precursor molecule that is cleaved to form mature TGF-beta 1 and TGF-beta1 latency-associated peptide. The association of the cleavage products results in the formation a latent protein which must be activated to bind its receptor. Defects in the gene that encodes TGF-beta1 are the cause of CAMURATI-ENGELMANN SYNDROME.
Enlargement of air spaces distal to the TERMINAL BRONCHIOLES where gas-exchange normally takes place. This is usually due to destruction of the alveolar wall. Pulmonary emphysema can be classified by the location and distribution of the lesions.
The volume of air contained in the lungs at the end of a maximal inspiration. It is the equivalent to each of the following sums: VITAL CAPACITY plus RESIDUAL VOLUME; INSPIRATORY CAPACITY plus FUNCTIONAL RESIDUAL CAPACITY; TIDAL VOLUME plus INSPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME plus functional residual capacity; or tidal volume plus inspiratory reserve volume plus EXPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME plus residual volume.
A factor synthesized in a wide variety of tissues. It acts synergistically with TGF-alpha in inducing phenotypic transformation and can also act as a negative autocrine growth factor. TGF-beta has a potential role in embryonal development, cellular differentiation, hormone secretion, and immune function. TGF-beta is found mostly as homodimer forms of separate gene products TGF-beta1, TGF-beta2 or TGF-beta3. Heterodimers composed of TGF-beta1 and 2 (TGF-beta1.2) or of TGF-beta2 and 3 (TGF-beta2.3) have been isolated. The TGF-beta proteins are synthesized as precursor proteins.
A polypeptide substance comprising about one third of the total protein in mammalian organisms. It is the main constituent of SKIN; CONNECTIVE TISSUE; and the organic substance of bones (BONE AND BONES) and teeth (TOOTH).
A gel-forming mucin that is predominantly expressed by submucosal glands of airway tissues and the SUBLINGUAL GLAND. It is one of the principal components of high molecular weight salivary mucin.
Pathological processes involving any part of the LUNG.
Viscous materials composed of complex, high-molecular-weight compounds derived from the distillation of petroleum or the destructive distillation of wood or coal. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
An abundant pulmonary surfactant-associated protein that binds to a variety of lung pathogens, resulting in their opsinization. It also stimulates MACROPHAGES to undergo PHAGOCYTOSIS of microorganisms. Surfactant protein A contains a N-terminal collagen-like domain and a C-terminal lectin domain that are characteristic of members of the collectin family of proteins.
Removal and pathologic examination of specimens in the form of small pieces of tissue from the living body.
The mucous membrane lining the RESPIRATORY TRACT, including the NASAL CAVITY; the LARYNX; the TRACHEA; and the BRONCHI tree. The respiratory mucosa consists of various types of epithelial cells ranging from ciliated columnar to simple squamous, mucous GOBLET CELLS, and glands containing both mucous and serous cells.
Difficult or labored breathing.
Round, granular, mononuclear phagocytes found in the alveoli of the lungs. They ingest small inhaled particles resulting in degradation and presentation of the antigen to immunocompetent cells.
The worsening of a disease over time. This concept is most often used for chronic and incurable diseases where the stage of the disease is an important determinant of therapy and prognosis.
Increased VASCULAR RESISTANCE in the PULMONARY CIRCULATION, usually secondary to HEART DISEASES or LUNG DISEASES.
A chronic multi-system disorder of CONNECTIVE TISSUE. It is characterized by SCLEROSIS in the SKIN, the LUNGS, the HEART, the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, the KIDNEYS, and the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM. Other important features include diseased small BLOOD VESSELS and AUTOANTIBODIES. The disorder is named for its most prominent feature (hard skin), and classified into subsets by the extent of skin thickening: LIMITED SCLERODERMA and DIFFUSE SCLERODERMA.
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.
Chemical substances, produced by microorganisms, inhibiting or preventing the proliferation of neoplasms.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Damage to any compartment of the lung caused by physical, chemical, or biological agents which characteristically elicit inflammatory reaction. These inflammatory reactions can either be acute and dominated by NEUTROPHILS, or chronic and dominated by LYMPHOCYTES and MACROPHAGES.
An abundant pulmonary surfactant-associated protein that binds to a variety of lung pathogens and enhances their opsinization and killing by phagocytic cells. Surfactant protein D contains a N-terminal collagen-like domain and a C-terminal lectin domain that are characteristic of members of the collectin family of proteins.
A form of ischemia-reperfusion injury occurring in the early period following transplantation. Significant pathophysiological changes in MITOCHONDRIA are the main cause of the dysfunction. It is most often seen in the transplanted lung, liver, or kidney and can lead to GRAFT REJECTION.
Cells that line the inner and outer surfaces of the body by forming cellular layers (EPITHELIUM) or masses. Epithelial cells lining the SKIN; the MOUTH; the NOSE; and the ANAL CANAL derive from ectoderm; those lining the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM and the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM derive from endoderm; others (CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM and LYMPHATIC SYSTEM) derive from mesoderm. Epithelial cells can be classified mainly by cell shape and function into squamous, glandular and transitional epithelial cells.
Substances and products derived from NICOTIANA TABACUM.
A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.
Basic glycoprotein members of the SERPIN SUPERFAMILY that function as COLLAGEN-specific MOLECULAR CHAPERONES in the ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM.
A heterogeneous group of disorders, some hereditary, others acquired, characterized by abnormal structure or function of one or more of the elements of connective tissue, i.e., collagen, elastin, or the mucopolysaccharides.
A glucocorticoid with the general properties of the corticosteroids. It is the drug of choice for all conditions in which routine systemic corticosteroid therapy is indicated, except adrenal deficiency states.
A pathological accumulation of air in tissues or organs.
Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.
The most common form of fibrillar collagen. It is a major constituent of bone (BONE AND BONES) and SKIN and consists of a heterotrimer of two alpha1(I) and one alpha2(I) chains.
Methods and procedures for the diagnosis of diseases of the respiratory tract or its organs. It includes RESPIRATORY FUNCTION TESTS.
Removal of toxins or metabolites from the circulation by the passing of blood, within a suitable extracorporeal circuit, over semipermeable microcapsules containing adsorbents (e.g., activated charcoal) or enzymes, other enzyme preparations (e.g., gel-entrapped microsomes, membrane-free enzymes bound to artificial carriers), or other adsorbents (e.g., various resins, albumin-conjugated agarose).
Infection of the lung often accompanied by inflammation.
A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM. It is especially concerned with diagnosis and treatment of diseases and defects of the lungs and bronchial tree.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
A plant genus of the family SOLANACEAE. Members contain NICOTINE and other biologically active chemicals; its dried leaves are used for SMOKING.
The washing of a body cavity or surface by flowing water or solution for therapy or diagnosis.
A chloride channel that regulates secretion in many exocrine tissues. Abnormalities in the CFTR gene have been shown to cause cystic fibrosis. (Hum Genet 1994;93(4):364-8)
The N-acetyl derivative of CYSTEINE. It is used as a mucolytic agent to reduce the viscosity of mucous secretions. It has also been shown to have antiviral effects in patients with HIV due to inhibition of viral stimulation by reactive oxygen intermediates.
Phenotypic changes of EPITHELIAL CELLS to MESENCHYME type, which increase cell mobility critical in many developmental processes such as NEURAL TUBE development. NEOPLASM METASTASIS and DISEASE PROGRESSION may also induce this transition.
Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.
Agents that increase mucous excretion. Mucolytic agents, that is drugs that liquefy mucous secretions, are also included here.
Carbon monoxide (CO). A poisonous colorless, odorless, tasteless gas. It combines with hemoglobin to form carboxyhemoglobin, which has no oxygen carrying capacity. The resultant oxygen deprivation causes headache, dizziness, decreased pulse and respiratory rates, unconsciousness, and death. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
A condition characterized by the thickening of the ventricular ENDOCARDIUM and subendocardium (MYOCARDIUM), seen mostly in children and young adults in the TROPICAL CLIMATE. The fibrous tissue extends from the apex toward and often involves the HEART VALVES causing restrictive blood flow into the respective ventricles (CARDIOMYOPATHY, RESTRICTIVE).
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
The exchange of OXYGEN and CARBON DIOXIDE between alveolar air and pulmonary capillary blood that occurs across the BLOOD-AIR BARRIER.
RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.
An essential ribonucleoprotein reverse transcriptase that adds telomeric DNA to the ends of eukaryotic CHROMOSOMES.
A slowly progressive condition of unknown etiology, characterized by deposition of fibrous tissue in the retroperitoneal space compressing the ureters, great vessels, bile duct, and other structures. When associated with abdominal aortic aneurysm, it may be called chronic periaortitis or inflammatory perianeurysmal fibrosis.
An antineoplastic agent derived from BLEOMYCIN.
Disease having a short and relatively severe course.
The smallest member of the MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASES. It plays a role in tumor progression.
An appreciable lateral deviation in the normally straight vertical line of the spine. (Dorland, 27th ed)
The loss of some TELOMERE sequence during DNA REPLICATION of the first several base pairs of a linear DNA molecule; or from DNA DAMAGE. Cells have various mechanisms to restore length (TELOMERE HOMEOSTASIS.) Telomere shortening is involved in the progression of CELL AGING.
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
The use of an external beam of PROTONS as radiotherapy.
A ciliary neurotrophic factor receptor subunit. It is anchored to the cell surface via GLYCOSYLPHOSPHATIDYLINOSITOL LINKAGE and has specificity for binding to CILIARY NEUROTROPHIC FACTOR. It lacks signal transducing domains which are found on the other two subunits of the receptor.
Substances that reduce or suppress INFLAMMATION.
A fibrillar collagen found widely distributed as a minor component in tissues that contain COLLAGEN TYPE I and COLLAGEN TYPE III. It is a heterotrimeric molecule composed of alpha1(V), alpha2(V) and alpha3(V) subunits. Several forms of collagen type V exist depending upon the composition of the subunits that form the trimer.
Measure of the maximum amount of air that can be expelled in a given number of seconds during a FORCED VITAL CAPACITY determination . It is usually given as FEV followed by a subscript indicating the number of seconds over which the measurement is made, although it is sometimes given as a percentage of forced vital capacity.
Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
An immunoassay utilizing an antibody labeled with an enzyme marker such as horseradish peroxidase. While either the enzyme or the antibody is bound to an immunosorbent substrate, they both retain their biologic activity; the change in enzyme activity as a result of the enzyme-antibody-antigen reaction is proportional to the concentration of the antigen and can be measured spectrophotometrically or with the naked eye. Many variations of the method have been developed.
Controlled physical activity which is performed in order to allow assessment of physiological functions, particularly cardiovascular and pulmonary, but also aerobic capacity. Maximal (most intense) exercise is usually required but submaximal exercise is also used.
A CCN protein family member that regulates a variety of extracellular functions including CELL ADHESION; CELL MIGRATION; and EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX synthesis. It is found in hypertrophic CHONDROCYTES where it may play a role in CHONDROGENESIS and endochondral ossification.
The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.
A predominantly X-linked recessive syndrome characterized by a triad of reticular skin pigmentation, nail dystrophy and leukoplakia of mucous membranes. Oral and dental abnormalities may also be present. Complications are a predisposition to malignancy and bone marrow involvement with pancytopenia. (from Int J Paediatr Dent 2000 Dec;10(4):328-34) The X-linked form is also known as Zinsser-Cole-Engman syndrome and involves the gene which encodes a highly conserved protein called dyskerin.
Tumors or cancer of the LUNG.
Arthritis of children, with onset before 16 years of age. The terms juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) refer to classification systems for chronic arthritis in children. Only one subtype of juvenile arthritis (polyarticular-onset, rheumatoid factor-positive) clinically resembles adult rheumatoid arthritis and is considered its childhood equivalent.
Nicotine is highly toxic alkaloid. It is the prototypical agonist at nicotinic cholinergic receptors where it dramatically stimulates neurons and ultimately blocks synaptic transmission. Nicotine is also important medically because of its presence in tobacco smoke.
A meshwork-like substance found within the extracellular space and in association with the basement membrane of the cell surface. It promotes cellular proliferation and provides a supporting structure to which cells or cell lysates in culture dishes adhere.
Filamentous proteins that are the main constituent of the thin filaments of muscle fibers. The filaments (known also as filamentous or F-actin) can be dissociated into their globular subunits; each subunit is composed of a single polypeptide 375 amino acids long. This is known as globular or G-actin. In conjunction with MYOSINS, actin is responsible for the contraction and relaxation of muscle.
A pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions. It is usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function.
A receptor-regulated smad protein that undergoes PHOSPHORYLATION by ACTIVIN RECEPTORS, TYPE I. Activated Smad3 can bind directly to DNA, and it regulates TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR BETA and ACTIVIN signaling.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
Thrombocytopenia occurring in the absence of toxic exposure or a disease associated with decreased platelets. It is mediated by immune mechanisms, in most cases IMMUNOGLOBULIN G autoantibodies which attach to platelets and subsequently undergo destruction by macrophages. The disease is seen in acute (affecting children) and chronic (adult) forms.
Liver disease in which the normal microcirculation, the gross vascular anatomy, and the hepatic architecture have been variably destroyed and altered with fibrous septa surrounding regenerated or regenerating parenchymal nodules.
Measurement of the amount of air that the lungs may contain at various points in the respiratory cycle.
Discontinuation of the habit of smoking, the inhaling and exhaling of tobacco smoke.
The aggregate business enterprise of agriculture, manufacture, and distribution related to tobacco and tobacco-derived products.
One or more layers of EPITHELIAL CELLS, supported by the basal lamina, which covers the inner or outer surfaces of the body.
An activity in which the body advances at a slow to moderate pace by moving the feet in a coordinated fashion. This includes recreational walking, walking for fitness, and competitive race-walking.
A form of alveolitis or pneumonitis due to an acquired hypersensitivity to inhaled avian antigens, usually proteins in the dust of bird feathers and droppings.
The structural changes in the number, mass, size and/or composition of the airway tissues.
A positive regulatory effect on physiological processes at the molecular, cellular, or systemic level. At the molecular level, the major regulatory sites include membrane receptors, genes (GENE EXPRESSION REGULATION), mRNAs (RNA, MESSENGER), and proteins.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control (induction or repression) of gene action at the level of transcription or translation.
The number of WHITE BLOOD CELLS per unit volume in venous BLOOD. A differential leukocyte count measures the relative numbers of the different types of white cells.
An immunosuppressive agent used in combination with cyclophosphamide and hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985), this substance has been listed as a known carcinogen. (Merck Index, 11th ed)
A form of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers which elicit potent inflammatory responses in the parenchyma of the lung. The disease is characterized by interstitial fibrosis of the lung, varying from scattered sites to extensive scarring of the alveolar interstitium.
The larger air passages of the lungs arising from the terminal bifurcation of the TRACHEA. They include the largest two primary bronchi which branch out into secondary bronchi, and tertiary bronchi which extend into BRONCHIOLES and PULMONARY ALVEOLI.
A species of non-enveloped DNA virus in the genus ANELLOVIRUS, associated with BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS; and HEPATITIS. However, no etiological role has been found for TTV in hepatitis.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Retrograde flow of gastric juice (GASTRIC ACID) and/or duodenal contents (BILE ACIDS; PANCREATIC JUICE) into the distal ESOPHAGUS, commonly due to incompetence of the LOWER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER.
Syndrome characterized by the triad of oculocutaneous albinism (ALBINISM, OCULOCUTANEOUS); PLATELET STORAGE POOL DEFICIENCY; and lysosomal accumulation of ceroid lipofuscin.
Contamination of the air by tobacco smoke.
All of the processes involved in increasing CELL NUMBER including CELL DIVISION.
Antibodies that react with self-antigens (AUTOANTIGENS) of the organism that produced them.
Asbestos. Fibrous incombustible mineral composed of magnesium and calcium silicates with or without other elements. It is relatively inert chemically and used in thermal insulation and fireproofing. Inhalation of dust causes asbestosis and later lung and gastrointestinal neoplasms.
Plants or plant parts which are harmful to man or other animals.
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... cells from patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) were compared to those from nonsmoking and smoking normal ... Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cells from patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) were compared to those from ... NIOSH-Grant; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Cigarette-smoking; Alveolar-cells; Lung-function; Pulmonary-function-tests; Immune- ... The authors conclude that cigarette smoking influences the inflammatory changes in the alveoli and possibly the airways of ...
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Cigarette smoking: a risk factor for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1997;155:242-8. ... Primary pulmonary carcinoma in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Mayo Clin Proc 2002;77:763-70. ... Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: outcome in relation to smoking status. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008;177:190-4. ... Predicting survival in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: scoring system and survival model. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2001;164: ...
... and cigarette smoking is strongly associated with accumulation of senescent cells. In this study, we wanted to identify genes ... Is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis an environmental disease? Proc Am Thorac Soc. 2006;3(4):293-8.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar ... Heme Oxygenase-1/CO as protective mediators in cigarette smoke- induced lung cell injury and chronic obstructive pulmonary ... Preparation of cigarette smoke extract (CSE). 100-mm research cigarettes (3R4F) were purchased from the University of Kentucky ...
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Cigarette smoke induces endoplasmic reticulum stress and the unfolded protein response in normal and malignant human lung cells ... including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, most forms of lung cancer, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) - resulting ... Insufficient autophagy in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2013;304(1):L56-L69.. View this ... Autophagy in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e41394. View this article via: PubMed CrossRef Google Scholar ...
... fibrosis) in place of normal healthy lung tissue. ... Pulmonary Fibrosis is a form of interstitial lung disease that ... Pulmonary Conditions & Diseases: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Pulmonary Fibrosis is a form of interstitial lung disease (ILD ... History of or current cigarette smoking. *Male sex. *Age, most commonly over 50 years old ... that causes inflammation and eventual scarring (fibrosis) in place of normal healthy lung tissue. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis ...
Idiopathic (IPF) and Familial (FPF)), how to identify its signs and symptoms, and how Pulmonary Fibrosis is treated. ... Cigarette smoking: Active or former smokers have a 1.6 times greater risk of developing IPF than non-smokers.([FOOTNOTE= ... Risk factors of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is characterised by its causes being largely ... FAMILIAL PULMONARY FIBROSIS. Familial pulmonary fibrosis is defined by the presence of at least two cases of pulmonary fibrosis ...
Mast cells are accumulated in advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and interleukin (IL)-17 signaling plays a ... Densitometric and local histogram based analysis of computed tomography images in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. ... IL-17A Is Elevated in End-Stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Contributes to Cigarette Smoke-induced Lymphoid ... IL-17A and the Promotion of Neutrophilia in Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Am J Respir Crit Care ...
If youre living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), you know how unpredictable the disease can be. Your symptoms can ... Breathing in cigarette smoke can worsen your IPF symptoms. Set a date on your calendar to stop smoking, and stick with it. ... If you dont already participate in a support group, you can find one through the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. ... Before your quit date, throw out every cigarette and ashtray in your home. Meet with your doctor to get advice on how to quit. ...
Current or former cigarette smoking is most strongly associated with the disorder. There is some genetic predisposition; ... Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), the most common form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, causes progressive pulmonary ... Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis By Joyce Lee, MD, MAS, Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care ... Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. An Update of the 2011 Clinical Practice Guideline. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 192 (2 ...
... the prevalence of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) varies greatly depending on the methods and … ... Cigarette smoking: a risk factor for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1997;155:242-8. CrossRefPubMed ... ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT Committee on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. An official ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT statement: idiopathic pulmonary ... ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT Committee on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. An official ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT statement: idiopathic pulmonary ...
Therefore, there may be some basic element in the pathophysiology of IPF that is altered by cigarette smoking. An alternative ... Serum surfactant proteins‐A and ‐D as biomarkers in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. K.E. Greene, T.E. King Jr, Y. Kuroki, B. ... Elevated levels of lung surfactant protein A in sera from patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary alveolar ... bilateral basilar pulmonary fibrosis. For the purpose of this study, pulmonary fibrosis was defined by two or more of the ...
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic and progressive lung disease without a known cause. (cdc.gov)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic disease of the lungs. (denverhealth.org)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a specific form of chronic and progressive fibrosing interstitial pneumonia of unknown cause. (springer.com)
  • Some people benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation , used for people with chronic lung diseases. (nih.gov)
  • Chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (CHP) and fibrotic sarcoidosis (S4), which are not listed as idiopathic fibrosis, further complicate diagnosis because of their relative frequency and similar presenting features. (jabfm.org)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic age-related lung disease with high mortality that is characterized by abnormal scarring of the lung parenchyma. (jci.org)
  • Additionally, there has been a significant increase in incidence of chronic lung diseases - including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, most forms of lung cancer, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) - resulting in aging-related increases in prevalence. (jci.org)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a type of chronic lung disease that sees an irreversible decline in a patient's lung function. (medtronic.com)
  • Different anatomic and physiological changes occur in the lung of aging people that can affect pulmonary functions, and different pulmonary diseases, including deadly diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)/emphysema and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), can be related to an acceleration of the aging process. (nih.gov)
  • Mast cells are accumulated in advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and interleukin (IL)-17 signaling plays a role in disease progression. (springermedizin.de)
  • Roos AB, Sanden C, Mori M, Bjermer L, Stampfli MR, Erjefalt JS: IL-17A Is Elevated in End-Stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Contributes to Cigarette Smoke-induced Lymphoid Neogenesis. (springermedizin.de)
  • IL-17A and the Promotion of Neutrophilia in Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. (springermedizin.de)
  • Andersson CK, Mori M, Bjermer L, Lofdahl CG, Erjefalt JS: Alterations in lung mast cell populations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (springermedizin.de)
  • Valença, Samuel Santos 2018-03-01 00:00:00 Long-term exposure to cigarette smoke (CS) results in alveolar parenchyma destruction due to chronic inflammatory response and the imbalance between oxidants and antioxidants, and proteases and antiproteases. (deepdyve.com)
  • Emphysema is the main symptom of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (deepdyve.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, devastating, and ultimately fatal disease characterized by a progressive decline in lung function. (prnewswire.com)
  • Some of these features are due to chronic hypoxemia (oxygen deficiency in the blood), are not specific for IPF, and can occur in other pulmonary disorders. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although IPF is not presently included in the list of tobacco-associated lung diseases, the prevalence of IPF has, to a degree, paralleled that of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (ersjournals.com)
  • Our 2 primary areas of focus include lung scarring, and smoking related diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (rochester.edu)
  • Cigarette smoke can impair or overwhelm the lungs' defences, leading to chronic disease. (tobaccoinaustralia.org.au)
  • Chronic exposure to cigarette smoke damages this protective barrier, increasing its permeability, which leads to inflammation. (tobaccoinaustralia.org.au)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term used to describe progressive lung diseases, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and non-reversible asthma. (memorialhermann.org)
  • Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic (inherited) disorder in which a defective gene causes a thick, sticky buildup of mucus in the lungs (as well as other organs), causing wheezing or shortness of breath, chronic cough and frequent lung infections, such as bronchitis or pneumonia. (memorialhermann.org)
  • Although they have no baseline histologic defects, when mice with short telomeres are exposed to chronic cigarette smoke, in contrast with controls, they develop emphysematous air space enlargement. (nih.gov)
  • Merging personalized medicine and biology of aging in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (nih.gov)
  • Besides chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary emphysema, and lung cancer, this group of diseases includes smoking-related interstitial lung disease (SR-ILD). (aerzteblatt.de)
  • Conclusions: Smoking, hepatitis C, history of tuberculosis, history of pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, male sex, and older age were significantly associated with interstitial lung disease development. (deepdyve.com)
  • Keywords: Interstitial lung disease, Epidemiology, Risk factor Background chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) [5]. (deepdyve.com)
  • M ore than 1.4 million Michigan residents live with lung disease, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, and pulmonary fibrosis. (hourdetroit.com)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is currently the third most common cause of global mortality. (ersjournals.com)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. (ersjournals.com)
  • METHODS: Spherical 1.3 microm diameter ferrimagnetic iron oxide particles were inhaled by 17 healthy volunteers (40-65 years), 15 patients with sarcoidosis (SAR), 12 patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and 18 patients with chronic obstructive bronchitis (COB). (biomedsearch.com)
  • In addition, several retrospective clinical studies report that the use of PPIs is associated with beneficial outcomes in chronic lung diseases including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (frontiersin.org)
  • Diagnostic tests are necessary in order to rule out other chronic bronchial and pulmonary diseases such as chronic bronchitis and or any cardiac disease. (verandaonhighland.com)
  • Journal Article] Differential changes in quality of life components over 5 years in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. (nii.ac.jp)
  • A rare, chronic, idiopathic, life-threatening disease that manifests over several years and is characterised by scar tissue within the lungs and progressive dyspnoea. (bmj.com)
  • This entry was posted in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and tagged (HRCT) , Cause of IPF , chronic , dyspnoea (shortness of breathing) , Fibrosis , ILD (Interstitial Lung Diseases) , ILP (Interstitial Lung Diseases) , lungs , Usual interstitial Pneumonia (UIP) . (modernhomeopathy.co.in)
  • Keywords: Airway smooth muscle, Asthma, Bronchoscopy, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Endobronchial biopsy Background There is well-recognised overlap between asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) manifestations. (bibf1120.com)
  • Case presentation A 65?year old woman was referred for a second respiratory opinion for persistent MRC grade 4 dyspnoea on a background of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (bibf1120.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, progressive and debilitating disease of unknown etiology. (pneumon.org)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) represents a devastating chronic lung disease of unknown origin, characterized by the complex interaction of environmental, immunologic, genetic and epigenetic factors 1-6 . (pneumon.org)
  • abstract: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic interstitial lung disease of unknown etiology that leads to progressive fibrosis and respiratory failure. (patientcareonline.com)
  • As more cases of pulmonary fibrosis were reported in the medical literature over the next half-century, the term 'IPF' gradually became used for cases of pulmonary fibrosis of unknown cause with subacute or chronic onset and usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) was thought to be a subset of IPF. (patientcareonline.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most common form of chronic fibrosing idiopathic interstitial pneumonia and is characterized by worsening dyspnea and progressive loss of lung function. (dovepress.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is one of the most challenging and frustrating diseases that pulmonologists face. (rtmagazine.com)
  • Emphysema further impairs physiological function and increases the prevalence of pulmonary hypertension that leads to poor prognosis . (bvsalud.org)
  • Usual interstitial pneumonitis (UIP)/idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most common of the idiopathic pulmonary fibrotic diseases and has the worst prognosis with a mean life expectancy of 3.8 years. (jabfm.org)
  • Differentiation of fibrosis is important because treatments are different as well as prognosis. (jabfm.org)
  • Fibrosis is usually associated with a poor prognosis . (wikipedia.org)
  • The prognosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is not well established in veterinary medicine. (verandaonhighland.com)
  • Circulating Fibrocytes Are an Indicator for Poor Prognosis in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. (osu.edu)
  • People who have a lung transplant have a mortality rate of about 50% to 56% after five years, so the prognosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is usually fair to poor. (medicinenet.com)
  • Fibrosis is having poor prognosis. (modernhomeopathy.co.in)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive disease with poor prognosis. (dovepress.com)
  • Combined emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis , including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), is a distinct disorder described with upper-lobe emphysema and lower-lobe fibrosis on chest computed tomography . (bvsalud.org)
  • Cigarette smoking induces IPF combined with emphysema . (bvsalud.org)
  • The inclusion of the patients with combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema in IPF clinical trials may lead to under evaluation of the effect of treatment in patients . (bvsalud.org)
  • Premature lung aging and cellular senescence in the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and COPD/emphysema. (nih.gov)
  • Numerous experimental studies proved the benefits of different types of SCs in experimental models of pulmonary emphysema (PE). (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • First- or second-hand exposure to cigarettes can lead to a variety of diseases, including tissue destruction found in pulmonary emphysema and osteoporosis. (scienceblog.com)
  • We also report early onset of emphysema, in addition to pulmonary fibrosis, in a family with a germline deletion in the Box H domain of the RNA component of telomerase. (nih.gov)
  • Our data indicate that short telomeres lower the threshold of cigarette smoke-induced damage, and implicate telomere length as a genetic susceptibility factor in emphysema, potentially contributing to its age-related onset in humans. (nih.gov)
  • Is telomeropathy the explanation for combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema syndrome? (nih.gov)
  • Reply: telomerase makes connections between pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema. (nih.gov)
  • Smoking is also a risk factor for combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE), rheumatoid-arthritis associated interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD), pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP), acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP), and diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) in Goodpasture syndrome. (aerzteblatt.de)
  • Journal Article] Decreased proteasomal function accelerates cigarette smoke-induced pulmonary emphysema in mice. (nii.ac.jp)
  • The coexistence of emphysema and fibrosis in the same patient is known as combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) syndrome. (aspetjournals.org)
  • This is because pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema are characterized by distinct clinical, radiologic, pathologic, and functional characteristics. (aspetjournals.org)
  • The Biochemical Basis of Emphysema: the Oxidant Effect of Cigarette Smoke? (annals.org)
  • Some people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis develop widened and rounded tips of the fingers and toes (clubbing) resulting from a shortage of oxygen. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, scarring of the lungs increases over time until the lungs can no longer provide enough oxygen to the body's organs and tissues. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, shorter telomeres are associated with a more severe disease and a quicker decline in lung function. (medlineplus.gov)
  • But when they take cells from people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and grow them on these flat cultures, the cells appear healthy. (ucla.edu)
  • About 5% of people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis do not have symptoms, and the disease is diagnosed when he or she is being examined for other medical problems. (medicinenet.com)
  • In 1969 Liebow and Carrington 4 described a group of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias that included usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) which is associated with the clinical diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (jabfm.org)
  • The diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is one of exclusion of other interstitial lung diseases. (medicinenet.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a serious lung disease. (webmd.com)
  • el-Serag HB, Sonnenberg A. Comorbid occurrence of laryngeal or pulmonary disease with esophagitis in United States military veterans. (springer.com)
  • Progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: lessons from asymmetrical disease. (springer.com)
  • Introduction Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has an unpredictable course corresponding to various profiles: stability, physiological disease progression and rapid decline. (bmj.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a type of interstitial lung disease in which the lung tissues are damaged, thereby reducing its oxygen delivering capacity. (alliedmarketresearch.com)
  • Familial pulmonary fibrosis is less common than the sporadic form of the disease. (medlineplus.gov)
  • It is likely that genetic changes increase a person's risk of developing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and then exposure to certain environmental factors triggers the disease. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The goal of this review article is to provide an overview of the clinical and radiologic diagnosis of UIP/idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and mimickers of the disease with the main goal being ability to answer the question, "Is it IPF or not? (jabfm.org)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a disease in which lung tissues become thick and stiff over time, which results in reducing the oxygen carrying capacity of the tissues. (prnewswire.co.uk)
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis is a form of interstitial lung disease (ILD) that causes inflammation and eventual scarring (fibrosis) in place of normal healthy lung tissue. (piedmont.org)
  • As an idiopathic disease, diagnosis necessitates first ruling out other, better understood causes. (medtronic.com)
  • The remainder of the examination is normal until disease is advanced, at which time signs of pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular systolic dysfunction may develop. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most common and most deadly type of interstitial lung disease. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare fibrotic interstitial lung disease with a relentlessly progressive course and fatal outcome. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is an interstitial lung disease associated with high morbidity and mortality. (biomedcentral.com)
  • If you're living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), you know how unpredictable the disease can be. (healthline.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare but devastating lung disease in which the pulmonary vasculature and other tissues undergo a profound remodeling that produces a severe decline in breathing efficiency. (thermofisher.com)
  • Acute exacerbation of IPF (AE-IPF) is defined as a sudden acceleration of the disease or an idiopathic acute injury superimposed on diseased lung that leads to a significant decline in lung function. (prnewswire.com)
  • Risk factors include cigarette smoking, acid reflux disease (GERD) certain viral infections, and genetic predisposition. (wikipedia.org)
  • The fibrosis in IPF has been linked to cigarette smoking, environmental factors (e.g. occupational exposure to gases, smoke, chemicals or dusts), other medical conditions including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or to genetic predisposition (familial IPF). (wikipedia.org)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fatal disease with unknown etiology, characterized by a radiographic and pathologic pattern of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP). (hindawi.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive form of lung disease with a median survival of less than 5 yr. (cdc.gov)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fibrosing interstitial lung disease associated with aging that is characterized by the histopathological pattern of usual interstitial pneumonia. (escholarship.org)
  • IPF is strongly associated with cigarette smoking and is predominantly a disease of ageing. (ersjournals.com)
  • The Sime lab is focused on studying pulmonary disease and pathologic processes in the lung. (rochester.edu)
  • Ongoing current projects include: 1) the role of extracellular vesicles in cell-cell communication in lung health and disease, and 2) cellular programs dictating aberrant fibroblast activation in pulmonary fibrosis. (uofmhealth.org)
  • We are currently examining disease states including asthma, cigarette smoke-induced inflammation, lung cancer, lung infection, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (uofmhealth.org)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive and irreversible form of lung disease that causes fibrosis, or scarring, of lung tissue for an unknown reason. (memorialhermann.org)
  • He died on 11 December 2017 of the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Additionally, cigarette smoking and exposure to certain types of dust can increase the risk of developing the disease. (ucla.edu)
  • The inability to model idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in the laboratory makes it difficult to study the biology of the disease and design possible treatments. (ucla.edu)
  • Cigarette smoking, which is a main cause of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis - a disease characterized by scarring in the lung tissue and shortness of breath. (sutterhealth.org)
  • If you're concerned that you might have an interstitial lung disease, the pulmonary care specialists in our Interstitial Lung Disease Program can help diagnose and treat your condition. (sutterhealth.org)
  • Germline mutations in the enzyme telomerase cause telomere shortening, and have their most common clinical manifestation in age-related lung disease that manifests as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (nih.gov)
  • These findings support the concept that fibrosis is associated with upregulation of inflammatory pathways across the respiratory epithelium with possible implications for disease detection and pathobiology. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Widespread HRCT screening for pulmonary fibrosis is not feasible given the relatively low disease prevalence, the high cost of HRCT scanning, and the risk of radiation exposure. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This study illustrates the important role that a specific environmental exposure, in this case cigarette smoking, can play in the development of this type of lung disease among people who have a specific gene. (rxpgnews.com)
  • In a study of 111 families that had at least two relatives with IIP, people who smoked cigarettes were three times more likely than non-smokers to develop the disease. (rxpgnews.com)
  • This study illustrates the important role that a specific environmental exposure, in this case cigarette smoking, can play in the development of this type of lung disease among people who have a specific gene, said David A. Schwartz, M.D., NIEHS Director and a lead researcher on the study. (rxpgnews.com)
  • This study enhances our understanding of one form of pulmonary fibrosis, which could help lead us to strategies for genetic testing, prevention, and treatment of this devastating and complex disease. (rxpgnews.com)
  • After controlling for age and gender, having ever smoked cigarettes increased the likelihood of developing this disease 3.6 times. (rxpgnews.com)
  • Independent of genes, cigarette smoking also contributes to the development of this disease. (rxpgnews.com)
  • In idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), the antifibrotic drugs pirfenidone and nintedanib can delay disease progression. (aerzteblatt.de)
  • The term interstitial lung disease (ILD) is used for a category of diseases characterized by damage to the pulmonary interstitial tissue (sometimes involving alveolar epithelium and pulmonary blood and lymph vessels). (aerzteblatt.de)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive and ultimately fatal lung disease characterized by a progressive loss of lung function with worsening dyspnoea and cough. (drugbank.ca)
  • It is a disease that causes scarring (fibrosis) of the lungs. (lung.org)
  • Most IPF patients are older men and their histories often include risk factors such as cigarette smoking, certain occupational exposures, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (Salvatore 2018). (lifeextension.com)
  • Some cases of pulmonary fibrosis do not have a known cause, and although we do not know yet if there is a direct link between e-cigarettes and PF, we do generally advise avoiding smoking to lower the risk of getting the disease. (hourdetroit.com)
  • One particularly troubling illness is Westie Lung Disease (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis). (verandaonhighland.com)
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in dogs is sometimes called Westie Lung Disease. (verandaonhighland.com)
  • Respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease is a form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia . (msdmanuals.com)
  • The similarity of the 2 conditions has led to the suggestion that they are different manifestations of the same disease caused by cigarette smoking. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Treatment of respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease is smoking cessation and avoidance of even passive cigarette smoke exposure, which may prevent improvement or lead to recurrence of the illness. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Thus, they narrowed their focus to therapeutic strategies for ILD in the context of systemic sclerosis (SSc), idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM), primary Sjogren syndrome (pSS), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) and undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD), and interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features (IPAF). (ajmc.com)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis is a serious lung disease where the tiny air sacs of the lungs (the alveoli) and the lung tissue next to the alveoli become damaged and scarred, resulting in lung fibrosis. (51digg.info)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis (PULL-mun-ary fi-BRO-sis) is a disease in which tissue deep in your lungs becomes thick and stiff, or scarred, over time. (healthsparks.org)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare form of fibrotic lung disease with no known aetiology that progresses over the course of several years and is characterised by scar tissue formation within the lungs, dyspnoea, and a significantly shortened lifespan after diagnosis. (bmj.com)
  • Although aetiology is unknown, cigarette smoking and certain environmental exposures have been implicated in the development of the disease. (bmj.com)
  • The goal of the translational research program is to develop novel therapies for pulmonary vascular disease based on new targets that we identify in our work. (osu.edu)
  • A Yale-led collaborative study boosts scientific understanding of how the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) progresses, providing a roadmap for researchers to discover new treatment targets for the disease. (news-medical.net)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a specific form of progressive fibrosing interstitial lung disease that can cause pneumonia . (medicinenet.com)
  • Because idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is idiopathic (no known cause), researchers are not sure how to prevent the disease but suggest that avoiding smoking and reducing or eliminating exposure to toxins or fumes that may damage the lungs may decrease the risk of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (medicinenet.com)
  • Symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis vary depending on the cause of the disease. (medicinenet.com)
  • While there is no known cause for pulmonary fibrosis, some of the factors associated with the risk of development of the condition include cigarette smoking, exposure to environmental pollutants, use of certain medicines, certain viral infections, genetics, and gastroesophageal reflux disease. (openpr.com)
  • The term idiopathic literally means of no known cause although it is known that the disease is more common in smokers (70% of those diagnosed have a history of significant nicotine consumption). (docplayer.net)
  • Familial pulmonary fibrosis is defined by the presence of at least two cases of pulmonary fibrosis in the same family ([FOOTNOTE=Steele MP, Speer MC, Loyd JE. (medtronic.com)
  • A lung transplant may be the best treatment option for acute cases of pulmonary fibrosis. (openpr.com)
  • Besides this, the market is also witnessing lucrative opportunities in the U.K. According to the Center for Respiratory Research, over 5,000 new cases of pulmonary fibrosis is recorded every year in the U.K. In Asia Pacific as well the market is slowly gaining pace as an outcome of the rising incidence of pulmonary fibrosis in the region. (openpr.com)
  • Our lab is investigating the mechanisms by which cigarette smoke leads to lung pathologies such as COPD, and dampened anti-viral responses in the lung. (rochester.edu)
  • COPD is often caused by long-term exposure to cigarette smoke or environmental pollutants, but can also be caused by genetic factors. (memorialhermann.org)
  • BMC Pulmonary Medicine (2018) 18:96 Page 2 of 7 Methods identified using ICD-10, including COPD, hepatitis C, gas- Database troesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), and diabetes [10- The National Health Insurance Service (NHI) covers 13]. (deepdyve.com)
  • Exposure to environmental particulate matter (PM) ≤2.5 µm in diameter (PM 2.5 ) and smoking are common contributors to COPD, and pertinent research implicates both factors in pulmonary inflammation. (dovepress.com)
  • Using in vivo mouse and in vitro human cellular models, we investigated the joint impact of PM 2.5 pollution, and cigarette smoke (CS) in mice or cigarette-smoke extract (CSE) in cells on COPD inflammation, and explored potential mechanisms. (dovepress.com)
  • 4 As the primary risk factor, cigarette smoking is the chief cause for concern in COPD. (dovepress.com)
  • According to the FDA and the CDC, e-cigarette use rose by 78% in high school students and 48% in middle school students between 2017 and 2018. (aarc.org)
  • 2018) A switch in TGF-β signaling explains contradictory findings in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. (osu.edu)
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation helps you manage shortness of breath. (uvahealth.com)
  • The most common signs and symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are shortness of breath and a persistent dry, hacking cough. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The term pulmonary fibrosis means scarring of lung tissue and is the cause of worsening dyspnea (shortness of breath). (wikipedia.org)
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis mean s scarring of lung's tissues & is a cause of worsening dyspnoea (shortness of breathing) . (modernhomeopathy.co.in)
  • The common criteria for AE-IPF include a diagnosis of IPF with acute worsening of dyspnea in the preceding month, new radiographic opacities or ground glass on computed tomography (CT), and exclusion of alternative causes (e.g., infection, congestive heart failure, and pulmonary embolism). (hindawi.com)
  • The fundamental to the concept of idiopathic AE-IPF is the assumption that these episodes are a distinct clinical entity and that it is important to distinguish them from acute respiratory deterioration of known cause, which was questioned by more recent data [ 9 , 11 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • An acute exacerbation typically occurs after an infection, heart failure, or pulmonary embolism. (healthline.com)
  • Although acute respiratory manifestations are the most common feature, COVID-19 can have multiple acute extra-pulmonary clinical effects likely to be related to vascular pathology ( 23 ), and also long-lasting complications referred to as the post-COVID syndrome or long COVID, including fatigue or neurological sequelae ( 24 - 27 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • In 1944, Hamman and Rich 1 described a syndrome of rapidly progressive pulmonary fibrosis that we now recognize as acute interstitial pneumonia (AIP). (patientcareonline.com)
  • The detection of Epstein-Barr virus DNA in lung tissue from patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (springer.com)
  • This condition causes scar tissue (fibrosis) to build up in the lungs, which makes the lungs unable to transport oxygen into the bloodstream effectively. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The fibrosis that builds up in the lungs is thought to develop as a result of abnormal tissue repair following tissue damage. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The condition is characterised by scarring (fibrosis) of the lung tissue. (medtronic.com)
  • The key histologic findings are subpleural fibrosis with sites of fibroblast proliferation (fibroblast foci) and dense scarring, alternating with areas of normal lung tissue (heterogeneity). (merckmanuals.com)
  • IPF usually occurs in adults with a history of cigarette smoking, an activity that damages lung tissue. (thermofisher.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare, progressive illness of the respiratory system, characterized by the thickening and stiffening of lung tissue, associated with the formation of scar tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • The laboratory-grown lung-like tissue can be used to study diseases including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which has traditionally been difficult to study using conventional methods. (ucla.edu)
  • Pulmonary macrophages in COVID-19 derived from infiltrating inflammatory monocytes are in a hyperactivated state resulting in a detrimental loop of pro-inflammatory cytokine release and recruitment of cytotoxic effector cells thereby exacerbating tissue damage at the site of infection. (frontiersin.org)
  • WBCs help reduce inflammation in the lungs and stop it before it can scar any tissue in the lungs, thereby reducing the risk of pulmonary fibrosis. (thehealthsite.com)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis means a build-up of scar tissue (fibrosis) in your lungs. (51digg.info)
  • The formation of scar tissue is called fibrosis. (healthsparks.org)
  • Fibrosis is a very complex process by which continuing inflammation causes vital organs to lose their function as normal tissue is replaced by fibrotic scar tissue. (prometic.com)
  • Moreover, the finding of reduced expression of the Th1-derived cytokine interferon-γ, which may activate cell-mediated mechanisms for removal of cellular antigens and restoration of normal tissue, led to a recent pilot study of interferon-γ-1b in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis [ 15 ], with some reported outcome benefit. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Moxibustion can significantly suppress the expression of TGF-beta1mRNA in the pulmonary tissue in the rat of bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis. (greenmedinfo.com)
  • fibrosis and scar tissue provides an environment that induces malignancy. (jcancer.org)
  • LIP may also be known as lymphoid interstitial pneumonia and is characterized by the infiltration of the pulmonary interstitium (the tissue and space around the air sacs of the lungs) with lymphocytes and plasma cells. (advanceweb.com)
  • Absence of severe pulmonary hypertension (i.e. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • pneumonia, or high blood pressure in the blood vessels that supply the lungs (pulmonary hypertension). (medlineplus.gov)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) , formerly known as primary pulmonary artery hypertension, is a rare lung disorder characterized by high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries (arteries that carry blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs). (memorialhermann.org)
  • Other causes of death include pulmonary hypertension (HI-per-TEN-shun), heart failure, pulmonary embolism (EM-bo-lizm), pneumonia (nu-MO-ne-ah), and lung cancer. (healthsparks.org)
  • My research interest is the pathobiology of pulmonary vascular diseases, particular class I and class III pulmonary hypertension. (osu.edu)
  • The particular emphasis is on dysregulated recognition of ribonucleic acids and Toll-like receptor 3 signaling in the pulmonary endothelium, as well as the role of primitive endothelial cell clones in the pulmonary vasculature and in pulmonary hypertension. (osu.edu)
  • Grinnan, D., Farkas, L. (2019) A novel peptide for immunomodulation in pulmonary arterial hypertension. (osu.edu)
  • Scientists at the University of Sheffield, working in collaboration with drug and vaccine developer Kymab Ltd, Cambridge, have identified a novel antibody that has the potential to become a new treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). (news-medical.net)
  • An official ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT clinical practice guideline: treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (springer.com)
  • Our investigational research and clinical trials affords us the ability to discover new approaches to pulmonary fibrosis and the chance to offer you the latest treatments available. (uvahealth.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis - clinical management guided by the evidence-based GRADE approach: what arguments can be made against transparency in guideline development? (biomedcentral.com)
  • Effect of Pod e-Cigarettes vs Cigarettes on Carcinogen Exposure Among African American and Latinx Smokers: A Randomized Clinical Trial. (escholarship.org)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive, fatal lung disorder of unknown origin with a highly variable and unpredictable clinical course. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The diagnosis can be made on clinical grounds when an appropriate history of progressive symptoms (typically dyspnoea and cough) is accompanied by characteristic x-ray findings and restrictive pulmonary physiology, and in the absence of findings that suggest an alternative diagnosis. (bmj.com)
  • GT has served as a principal investigator for clinical trials in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (bmj.com)
  • Researchers further hypothesize that in attempt to repair the alveolar damage, fibrosis and lung scarring occur to produce eventually clinical pulmonary fibrosis. (medicinenet.com)
  • Evidence suggests that when re-endothelization fails to occur after alveolar injury, the resulting loss of alveolar-capillary integrity may trigger the process of fibrosis. (thermofisher.com)
  • Animal models of pulmonary fibrosis have demonstrated an imbalance between thrombosis and fibrinolysis within the alveolar compartment, a finding that is also observed in IPF patients. (prnewswire.com)
  • In lung epithelium, cigarette smoke exposure caused additive DNA damage to telomere dysfunction, which limited their proliferative recovery, and coincided with a failure to down-regulate p21, a mediator of cellular senescence, and we show here, a determinant of alveolar epithelial cell cycle progression. (nih.gov)
  • Development is thought to be instigated by repetitive lung injury (such as by cigarette smoke, industrial dusts, gastrooesophageal reflux and viral infection) leading to destruction of epithelial alveolar cells. (drugbank.ca)
  • Subsequent dysregulation of the repair process results in the proliferation/migration of fibroblasts and their differentiation into myofibroblasts, abnormal extracellular matrix deposition and excessive collagen accumulation in the lung interstitium and alveolar space, leading to progressive fibrosis and stiffening of the lungs. (drugbank.ca)
  • We also make the distinction between regeneration, which occurs with the successful restoration of a functional epithelial-lined airway and alveolar airspaces, and simple repair, which can include scar formation, injury-induced fibrosis, and aberrant repopulation of segments of the respiratory tract with dysfunctional epithelium. (jci.org)
  • Recently, we reported that PPIs suppress the expression of several proinflammatory and profibrotic molecules, as well as enhance antioxidant mechanisms in order to favorably regulate lung inflammation and fibrosis in an animal model of bleomycin-induced lung injury. (frontiersin.org)
  • In addition, esomeprazole also reduced circulating markers of inflammation and fibrosis. (frontiersin.org)
  • CFA is associated with inflammation and fibrosis of the pulmonary interstitium and peripheral air spaces, and is of unknown cause [ 1 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cells from patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) were compared to those from nonsmoking and smoking normal volunteers to identify determinants of BAL cellularity in IPF. (cdc.gov)
  • The authors conclude that cigarette smoking influences the inflammatory changes in the alveoli and possibly the airways of patients with IPF. (cdc.gov)
  • A phase 3 trial of pirfenidone in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (springer.com)
  • Prevalence of hiatal hernia by blinded multidetector CT in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (springer.com)
  • Tobin RW, Pope CE, Pellegrini CA, Emond MJ, Sillery J, Raghu G. Increased prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (springer.com)
  • These findings suggest that in combined lung cancer and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients, the features of the lung cancer are similar to the total lung cancer population. (ersjournals.com)
  • This study was performed to investigate whether the fibrosis is directly related to cancer development by the analysis of the real concordance rate of the lesions on the chest CT, and to compare the histological types of lung cancer in 63 patients with lung cancer and IPF. (ersjournals.com)
  • Any patients who had evidence of localized or focal pulmonary fibrosis by radiography were excluded from the patients of the primary lung cancer group. (ersjournals.com)
  • Increase in geriatric population and rise in number of patients suffering from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are expected to drive the market growth. (prnewswire.co.uk)
  • Based on these results, the authors propose that serum surfactant proteins may prove to be useful biomarkers in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (ersjournals.com)
  • The results demonstrate that serum SP‐A and SP‐D levels are elevated in patients with IPF and progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS), diseases characterized by type II cell hyperplasia and usual interstitial pneumonia pathology, and are not elevated in the other pulmonary diseases studied with less diffuse parenchymal involvement. (ersjournals.com)
  • Overall, we recruited 170 IPF patients (48 AE-IPF, 122 stable) and 70 controls at Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital. (hindawi.com)
  • Recently, an international working group had suggested that it would be important to rule out obvious infections for IPF patients with deteriorating symptoms over less than one month but had also acknowledged that AE following a triggering event might end as bad as idiopathic AE episodes [ 10 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • The influence of cigarette smoking on lung function in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (cdc.gov)
  • About one-half of patients die within the first five years of being diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (rxpgnews.com)
  • RESULTS: One week after particle inhalation and later macrophage motility (relaxation) and cytoskeletal stiffness was not influenced by cigarette smoking, neither in healthy subjects, nor in the patients. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Previous data from COVID-19 patients suggests that cigarette smokers are more likely to have health complications. (neurosciencenews.com)
  • The activity of 20S proteasome in bronchoalveolar labage fluid tend to be higher in the patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) than normal subjects or sarcoidosis patients. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Journal Article] Distinct Phenotypes of Cigarette Smokers Identified by Cluster Analysis of Patients with Severe Asthma. (nii.ac.jp)
  • ILD can be confirmed by patterns of fibrosis on CT scans and after lung biopsies, as well as history of pneumonia for patients. (ajmc.com)
  • Pulmonary embolus in the ED - Which patients require systemic thrombolytics? (linksmedicus.com)
  • This may promote a profibrogenic state, through the actions of fibroproliferative mediators such as transforming growth factor-β, which is preferentially expressed in the pulmonary epithelium and interstitium of patients with CFA [ 14 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Breathing exercises complements exercise training towards improved dyspnea and health-related quality of life in patients with Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (greenmedinfo.com)
  • Adding inspiratory muscle training increases effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients. (greenmedinfo.com)
  • Since vaping and e-cigarettes have become more popular over the last several years, many patients-;particularly during conversations about quitting smoking- have asked me, "Is vaping okay? (news-medical.net)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition identified by the scarring or damage of lung tissues, making breathing difficult in patients suffering from the condition. (openpr.com)
  • In terms of treatment, the global pulmonary fibrosis market can be segmented into drug medication, oxygen therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, and lung transplant, which is often considered as the last resort for patients of severe pulmonary fibrosis. (openpr.com)
  • Apart from the region's large pool of patients, the increasing awareness about the diseases and its various diagnostic solutions, the improving healthcare infrastructure, and the rising incidence of lung disorders will ensure that demand from the Asia Pacific pulmonary fibrosis market remains high through the forecast period. (openpr.com)
  • Pirfenidone, another antifibrotic drug, was shown to limit the decline in pulmonary function in patients with IPF in the ASCEND trial. (dovepress.com)
  • Supportive treatment options include oxygen and pulmonary rehabilitation. (cdc.gov)
  • This can often be managed with use of supplemental oxygen, participation in a pulmonary rehabilitation program, preventive care, and treating other health conditions appropriately. (piedmont.org)
  • If you're having trouble exercising, ask your doctor about enrolling in a pulmonary rehabilitation program. (healthline.com)
  • People often benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation and supplemental oxygen. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation can be an effective way of maintaining strength and conditioning to maintain an active lifestyle. (hourdetroit.com)
  • Important supportive measures include smoking cessation, pulmonary rehabilitation, and supplemental oxygen when appropriate. (bmj.com)
  • Recently, the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society provided an update of the Classification of Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias (IIPs). (jabfm.org)
  • 2.0 2.1 American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society International Multidisciplinary Consensus Classification of the Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias. (wikipedia.org)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is characterized by progressive scarring of the lung parenchyma, leading to respiratory failure and death. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Repair, remodeling, and regeneration of the respiratory system for the restoration of normal function after injury represent the holy grail of modern pulmonary biology. (jci.org)
  • These factors include exposure to wood or metal dust, viral infections, certain medications, and cigarette smoking. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Our results offer insights into gene expression responses during cellular aging and cigarette smoke exposure, and identify potential molecular pathways that are altered by cigarette smoke and may also promote airway epithelial cell senescence. (springer.com)
  • Cigarette smoke (CS) exposure is also sufficient to induce cellular senescence both in vitro and in vivo. (springer.com)
  • The individual genetic background, as well as exposure to a variety of toxic substances (cigarette smoke in primis) can contribute significantly to accelerating pulmonary senescence. (nih.gov)
  • Relationships between the Nicotine Metabolite Ratio and a Panel of Exposure and Effect Biomarkers: Findings from Two Studies of U.S. Commercial Cigarette Smokers. (escholarship.org)
  • We are also interested in studying the effects of cigarette and biomass smoke exposure in the lung. (rochester.edu)
  • Exposure to cigarette smoke reduces the clearance rate of particles from the lung. (tobaccoinaustralia.org.au)
  • This research attempted to demonstrate density-dependent effects, and explore the mechanisms by which smoke exerts differential effects by determining the effect of cigarette smoke exposure (CSE) on the release of transforming growth factor and PGE2, mediators that possibly function as local regulators of collagen gel contraction. (innovations-report.com)
  • C57BL/6J mice with short telomeres develop emphysematous changes after cigarette smoke (CS) exposure. (nih.gov)
  • Pirfenidone and nintedanib may help to slow fibrosis. (denverhealth.org)
  • Efficacy and safety of nintedanib in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (springer.com)
  • We treat other interstitial diseases, particularly idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, with medications such as pirfenidone or nintedanib. (sutterhealth.org)
  • Nintedanib is a drug indicated for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) that targets multiple receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) and non-receptor tyrosine kinases (nRTKs). (drugbank.ca)
  • By blocking substrate binding and downstream signalling cascades, nintedanib interferes with processes active in fibrosis such as fibroblast proliferation, migration and differentiation, and the secretion of extracellular matrix. (drugbank.ca)
  • Nintedanib is indicated for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). (drugbank.ca)
  • Raghu G, Chen S-Y, Hou Q, Yeh W-S, Collard HR. Incidence and prevalence of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in US adults 18-64 years old. (springer.com)
  • High prevalence of abnormal acid gastro-oesophageal reflux in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (springer.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis has an estimated prevalence of 13 to 20 per 100,000 people worldwide. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Incidence and Prevalence of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. (medtronic.com)
  • The group of SR-ILD are among the less common pulmonary diseases, with no reliable data on incidence and prevalence. (aerzteblatt.de)
  • In 2012, that cigarette smoking is a risk factor for lung parenchy- prevalence estimates of ILD with fibrosis ranged from mal as well as interstitial abnormalities in addition to 42.7-63 per 100.000 population in USA, and 1.25-23.4 airway abnormalities [6-8]. (deepdyve.com)
  • At UVA, our experience in the rare and complex disorders that constitute pulmonary fibrosis means that we can develop an approach to your unique condition with accuracy and precision. (uvahealth.com)
  • Thus, increase in elderly individuals is expected to result in rise in incidence of lung disorders, which in turn increases the risk for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, thereby fueling the market growth. (alliedmarketresearch.com)
  • Also included among cigarette smoking-induced diseases are disorders in which an excessive deposition of fibrotic scar occurs, such as with atherosclerosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (scienceblog.com)
  • RxPG] New research shows that idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP), a group of potentially fatal disorders that affects the lungs, may be caused by an interaction between a specific genetic background and cigarette smoking. (rxpgnews.com)
  • IPF, identified histologically as usual interstitial pneumonia, accounts for most cases of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia . (merckmanuals.com)
  • Recent international consensus [ 2 ] defined this entity more specifically, on the basis of the histopathological appearances of a usual interstitial pneumonia pattern of idiopathic nature, thus distinguishing it from usual interstitial pneumonia of known cause and from idiopathic interstitial pneumonias with different histopathological patterns. (biomedcentral.com)
  • IPF, which is also known as usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP), is the most common idiopathic interstitial pneumonia. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • It's diagnosed via a number of findings, such as a surgical biopsy showing a "usual interstitial pneumonia" pattern, pulmonary function studies generally show restriction, with reduced total lung capacity or reduced vital capacity. (advanceweb.com)
  • The pathogenesis of cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis (CFA) involves injury, an immune/inflammatory response and fibrosis. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The term 'IPF' was essentially synonymous with the term 'cryptogenic pulmonary fibrosis,' which was used in the literature from Europe. (patientcareonline.com)
  • Other symptoms of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis are exercise intolerance, coughing when doing something that exerts energy, and labored breathing. (verandaonhighland.com)
  • What are the signs and symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis? (medicinenet.com)
  • The symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are not specific, and are similar to many other types of pulmonary cardiac diseases. (medicinenet.com)
  • Pirfenidone and nindetanib, newly approved drugs for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (UVA was one of the first centers that studied the effectiveness of pirfenidone in IPF, leading to the approval of the drug. (uvahealth.com)
  • announced today that an orphan drug designation status has been granted to its Plasminogen ( Ryplazim™) for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis ('IPF') by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (prnewswire.com)
  • Treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis may involve medications, supportive therapy, and/or lung transplantation. (medicinenet.com)
  • A study of the frequency of hiatal hernia and gastroesophageal reflux in interstitial pulmonary fibrosis of obscure etiology. (springer.com)
  • IPF is the most common form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) and accounts for 50-60% of these diseases. (springer.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), the most common form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, causes progressive pulmonary fibrosis. (merckmanuals.com)
  • PF is considered familial when two or more members within the same family have idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) or any other form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP). (hourdetroit.com)
  • It is synonymous with the term 'idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis', which is employed in the USA. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Increase in incidence of fibrotic diseases poses a high risk factor for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (alliedmarketresearch.com)
  • There is some evidence that viral infections may be associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other fibrotic lung diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • We are interested in studying the cellular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis to identify novel therapeutic targets. (rochester.edu)
  • Other growth factors, including fibroblast growth factor and vascular endothelial growth factor, are also thought to contribute to the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis. (dovepress.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) was reported to be associated with increased risk of lung cancer as a result of the occurrence of atypical or dysplastic epithelial changes in fibrosis which progressed to invasive malignancy. (ersjournals.com)
  • To investigate the direct relationship between fibrosis and cancer development, the real concordance rate of the two lesions in the chest computed tomography (CT) was analysed and compared to the histological types of lung cancer. (ersjournals.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) was thought to be associated with increased risk of lung cancer on the basis of two reasons. (ersjournals.com)
  • This concept may also be linked to the fact that IPF is a direct consequence of the epidemics of cigarette smoking, such as lung cancer, which appeared during the first decades of the 20th century [ 2 ]. (ersjournals.com)
  • Occupational risks for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis mortality in the United States. (cdc.gov)
  • Genetic variants associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis susceptibility and mortality: a genome-wide association study. (springer.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has a high mortality rate, and current therapies are only marginally effective. (ersjournals.com)
  • Using the new lung organoids, researchers will be able to study the biological underpinnings of lung diseases including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and also test possible treatments for the diseases. (ucla.edu)
  • Managing the symptoms and side effects that come from pulmonary fibrosis and its related treatments is something every PF patient has to face. (hourdetroit.com)
  • For the purpose of the study, the global pulmonary fibrosis market is thus classified under segments based on diagnosis, treatments, and regions. (openpr.com)
  • In the present study, we examined the effect of mepenzolate on bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis and lung dysfunction in mice. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Administration of mepenzolate also prevented bleomycin-induced pulmonary cell death and inflammatory responses and increased myofibroblast number. (aspetjournals.org)
  • These results show that the intratracheal administration of mepenzolate reduced bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis and lung dysfunction in mice. (aspetjournals.org)
  • When idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis occurs in multiple members of the same family, it is known as familial pulmonary fibrosis. (medlineplus.gov)
  • However, mutations in genes known as TERC and TERT have been found in about 15 percent of all cases of familial pulmonary fibrosis and a smaller percentage of cases of sporadic idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Computed tomography pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) didn't identify pulmonary 17-AAG novel inhibtior emboli, as well as the lungs had been noted to become hyperinflated, but without designated emphysematous changes. (bibf1120.com)
  • IPF is believed to be the result of an aberrant wound healing process including/involving abnormal and excessive deposition of collagen (fibrosis) in the pulmonary interstitium with minimal associated inflammation. (wikipedia.org)
  • A new study has sought to determine whether the effects of cigarette smoke on the contraction of fibroblast-populated collagen gels is dependent on cell density. (innovations-report.com)
  • In addition, increase in efforts undertaken by various companies to launch new medications that are currently into pipeline analysis supplement the growth of the idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis market in Asia-Pacific. (alliedmarketresearch.com)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis can also result from certain medications. (openpr.com)
  • Pirfenidone accounted for more than half of the share of the global idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis market in 2016. (prnewswire.co.uk)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis makes the delivery of oxygen to the body s tissues difficult and is often fatal. (rxpgnews.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is thought to involve lung injury caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS), which in turn is followed by abnormal fibrosis. (aspetjournals.org)
  • The course of treatment for pulmonary fibrosis include chest X-ray, breathing tests to determine the damage to lungs, blood tests to check oxygen levels in bloodstream, high resolution chest CT scan, lung biopsy if high resolution chest CT scan is unable to diagnose, and exercise testing to find the working of lungs for moving oxygen and carbon dioxide in and out of the bloodstream. (openpr.com)
  • It was proposed that fibrosis might be involved in the carcinogenesis by the occurrence of atypical or dysplastic epithelial changes in pulmonary fibrosis which progressed to invasive malignancy 1 , 13 , 14 . (ersjournals.com)
  • Primary human bronchial epithelial cells from five healthy donors were cultured, treated with or without 1.5% cigarette smoke extract (CSE) for 24 h or were passaged into replicative senescence. (springer.com)
  • Sepsis results in the formation of pulmonary edema by increasing in epithelial permeability. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Cigarette smoke dampens antiviral signaling in small airway epithelial cells by disrupting TLR3 cleavage. (rochester.edu)
  • We will focus particular attention on the epithelial cellular component, as it is both a primary target of external injury and a key lineage in the repair process critical for reestablishment of normal pulmonary function. (jci.org)
  • While some ongoing research suggests links between Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, the immune system and allergies, nothing has been definitively proven. (verandaonhighland.com)
  • Decrements in DLCO were significantly and independently associated with more pack-years of cigarette smoking (p = 0.02), moderate (p = 0.03) or severe (p = 0.02) dyspnea, and treatment with cyclophosphamide (p = 0.0002). (cdc.gov)
  • Stages of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are not standardized, but some staging systems are designed to include certain criteria: traditionally, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis has been staged as mild, moderate, or severe. (medicinenet.com)
  • Few people have ever heard of it," says Marc Peters-Golden, M.D., a professor of internal medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Michigan Medicine. (rtmagazine.com)
  • From 1996-2011, he served as the Director of the Fellowship Program in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UM. (uofmhealth.org)
  • Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine , Las Vegas, USA. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Impaired proteasomal activity also enhanced apoptosis and endoplasmic reticulum stress in cigarette smoke extract (CSE)-exposed fibroblastic cells. (nii.ac.jp)
  • IPF usually occurs in adult individuals of between 50 and 70 years of age, particularly those with a history of cigarette smoking, and affects men more often than women. (prnewswire.com)
  • IPF usually occurs in adults of between 50 and 70 years of age, particularly those with a history of cigarette smoking , and affects more men than women. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis currently affects approximately 100,000 people in the United States, with an estimated 30,000 people being diagnosed each year, added Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD, NHLBI Director. (rxpgnews.com)
  • As the national volunteer medical spokesperson for the American Lung Association, Hill is knowledgeable on all things pulmonary fibrosis, which affects up to 132,000 people in the US. (hourdetroit.com)
  • The much-awaited family drama, starring Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim, deals with the sensitive issue of pulmonary fibrosis and how it affects relationships. (thehealthsite.com)
  • Changes in several genes have been suggested as risk factors for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, while it is likely that other genetic influences have yet to be discovered. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Most of the known genetic changes account for only a small proportion of cases of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Aging is affected by genetic and environmental factors, and cigarette smoking is strongly associated with accumulation of senescent cells. (springer.com)
  • Cigarette smoking and environmental dust exposures are known risk factors for developing IPF. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Researchers have also examined environmental risk factors that could contribute to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Occupational and Environmental Risk Factors for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Multicenter Case-Control Study. (medtronic.com)
  • Interstitial pulmonary abnor- not consider many of the potential confounding vari- mality (ILA), which is considered to be an early lesion of ables as risk factors for ILD. (deepdyve.com)
  • A Th2 response predominates in the pulmonary interstitium of CFA. (biomedcentral.com)