• 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)
  • diseases
  • Information collected through the PFF Patient Registry will help facilitate ongoing research necessary to better understand how we can help people living with multiple types of pulmonary fibrosis, including other diseases that often include PF, such as rheumatoid-arthritis associated pulmonary fibrosis," said Kevin Flaherty, MD, MS, Steering Committee Chairman, PFF Care Center Network and PFF Patient Registry. (pulmonaryfibrosis.org)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis may be a secondary effect of other diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diseases and conditions that may cause pulmonary fibrosis as a secondary effect include: Inhalation of environmental and occupational pollutants, such as metals in asbestosis, silicosis and exposure to certain gases. (wikipedia.org)
  • disease
  • It is estimated that 5 million people worldwide and 130,000 in the United States are affected by pulmonary fibrosis and about 30,000 people die of the disease every year. (innovations-report.com)
  • Some known causes of pulmonary fibrosis include occupational and environmental exposure to asbestos, metal dust, farming chemicals and mold, an inflammatory disease called sarcoidosis, radiation, drug reactions, autoimmune disorders and possibly a genetic predisposition, according to the American Lung Association. (innovations-report.com)
  • In 2010, while Mary Lou was still fighting the disease, the couple connected with someone who had lost a grandfather to pulmonary fibrosis. (unionleader.com)
  • The three founded the Second Wind Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis and began organizing events to raise awareness about the disease and generate funds to assist families dealing with its effects. (unionleader.com)
  • 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)
  • Equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic lung disease of horses. (wikipedia.org)
  • fibrotic
  • Infections Certain medications, e.g. amiodarone, bleomycin (pingyangmycin), busulfan, methotrexate, apomorphine, and nitrofurantoin Radiation therapy to the chest Pulmonary fibrosis involves gradual exchange of normal lung parenchyma with fibrotic tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • alveolar
  • Unfortunately with pulmonary fibrosis there is a limited amount of adjunct therapies, seeing as their alveolar tissue is essentially scar tissue now with maybe a hint of underlying inflammation. (allnurses.com)
  • chest
  • CT of chest shows extensive fibrosis, predominantly peripherally as well as the lower lobes with also some evidence of honeycombing in the lower lobes bilaterally, Right heart does not appear to be enlarged. (medhelp.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)
  • 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)