• 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)
  • Oxygen
  • Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) will show how much oxygen your body is getting. (drugs.com)
  • Scar formation, the accumulation of excess fibrous connective tissue (the process called fibrosis), leads to thickening of the walls, and causes reduced oxygen supply in the blood. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)