• Division of Pulmonary
  • One of the challenges is to know whether a blood protein actually reflects the situation in the lung," notes Thomas J. Richards, Ph.D., study co-first author and research assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. (innovations-report.com)
  • abnormal
  • Clubbing of the digits, a disfigurement of the finger tips or toes (see image) Abnormal pulmonary function test results, with evidence of restriction and impaired gas exchange. (wikipedia.org)
  • tissue
  • Moxibustion can significantly suppress the expression of TGF-beta1mRNA in the pulmonary tissue in the rat of bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis. (greenmedinfo.com)
  • The removed tissue is examined histopathologically by microscopy to confirm the presence and pattern of fibrosis as well as presence of other features that may indicate a specific cause e.g. specific types of mineral dust or possible response to therapy e.g. a pattern of so-called non-specific interstitial fibrosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • cystic
  • 1983: First successful long-term single lung transplant (Tom Hall) by Joel Cooper (Toronto) 1986: First successful long-term double lung transplant (Ann Harrison) by Joel D. Cooper (Toronto) 1988: First successful long-term double lung transplant for cystic fibrosis by Joel Cooper (Toronto). (wikipedia.org)
  • Infection
  • In: American Thoracic Society Continuing Education Monograph Series: 'Cytokines and Pulmonary Infection,' Pratter, MR, Nelson, S (eds) 1997. (uptodate.com)
  • occupational
  • 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)
  • characteristic
  • Fibroblast foci are clusters of fibroblasts and myofibroblasts that lie in continuity with the established fibrosis and are a characteristic histologic feature of UIP ( picture 1 ) [ 1,3-6 ]. (uptodate.com)