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Scleroderma is one of the causes of lower lobe pulmonary fibrosis by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm scleroderma This is used to describe both systemic sclerosis and morphoea. The former is a multi-system disorder whilst the latter is a purely cutaneous disease. Hardening of the skin is a common feature but unlike the variants of lupus erythematosus, the two dermopathologies involved in scleroderma are different. Both primary disease process ... Read on »
A case of a 52 year old female with scleroderma, pulmonary fibrosis and recurrent acute respiratory distress by Jan Posted Sat 01 May 2010 12:00am INTRODUCTION: Categorizing interstitial pneumonia can be a challenge for physicians. We present a 52 year old female with scleroderma and associated lung disease who manifested recurrent acute illness resembling acute interstitial pneumonitis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 52 year old female with a two year history of scleroderma including esopha ... Read on »
PDE5A inhibition attenuates bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension through inhibition of ROS generation by Jan Posted Thu 25 Nov 2010 3:19am Pulmonary hypertension frequently complicates interstitial lung disease, where it is associated with a high mortality. Patients with this dual diagnosis often fare worse than those with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) alone and respond poorly to standard PAH therapy, often dying of right ventricular (RV) failure. We hypothesize that nitric ... Read on »
Evaluation and management of pulmonary fibrosis in scleroderma by Jan Posted Sat 01 May 2010 12:00am By Barbara White Abstract Pulmonary fibrosis causes significant morbidity and mortality in patients with scleroderma. Lung inflammation identifies patients at greater risk for decline in forced vital capacity and diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide. Factors that are increased in patients with scleroderma with lung fibrosis ... Read on »
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a non-neoplastic pulmonary disease that is characterized by the formation of scar tissue within the lungs in the absence of any known provocation. IPF is a rare disease which affects approximately 5 million persons worldwide. The prevalence is estimated to be slightly greater in men (20.2/100,000) tha ... Read on »
UCLA performs first ‘breathing lung’ transplant in United States by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Tue 27 Nov 2012 12:00am Experimental technology could transform field of lung transplantation First there was the “heart in a box,” a revolutionary experimental technology that allows donor hearts to be delivered to transplant recipients warm and beating rather than frozen in an ice cooler. Now that same technology is being used to deliver “breathing lu ... Read on »
Friday Flowers: Tulips for Lungs by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted Fri 06 Mar 2009 2:39pm March 4, 2009 was The Lung Association’s Tulip Day in Ontario. To cele brate the imminent arrival of spring after a long winter, the association sells tulips to raise money and hope for improved lung health in Ontario. Volunteers sold bunches of tulips at the hospital and I had trouble choosing between yellow, white, red an ... Read on »
As Much As I Could Do by Dawn Lesley Fielding Posted Thu 02 May 2013 10:22am This is a personal story submitted from a COPD patient of struggle, never, ever, ever giving up, and survival, along with selflessly giving of himself (and his lovely wife) to the community and cause of COPD.  We are pleased to offer you ... Read on »
Lung Transplantation “Need to Knows” by Dawn Lesley Fielding Posted Thu 21 Feb 2013 2:25pm Lung transplant is considered in individuals who suffer from severe lung damage usually due to chronic lung disease.  Although lung transplant can restore easier breathing, and provide a longer life, it is not without complications.  Ther ... Read on »
Pulmonary Fibrosis in Systemic Sclerosis: Association With Myocardial Fibrosis by Jan Posted Sun 05 Dec 2010 9:03pm Purpose: To evaluate the relationship between pulmonary and myocardial fibrosis in patients with systemic sclerosis (SS). Materials and Methods: Eighteen patients with SS prospectively underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the chest. Cardiac biomarkers (N-terminal pr ... Read on »