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Pulmonary Fibrosis, Protein and the Need For Good Nutrition by Jan Posted Sun 05 Sep 2010 12:00am Pulmonary fibrosis is a serious disease that can possibly lead to increasing scarring of the lung tissues. The disease starts with injuries to the tissues, both within and between the alveoli (tiny air sacs) in the lungs. Continued damage leads to further scarring, which in turn can cause the lungs to become stiff. A normal lung is flexib ... Read on »
Pulmonary Fibrosis, Protein and the Need For Good Nutrition by Jan Posted Sat 04 Dec 2010 9:00pm Pulmonary fibrosis is a serious disease that can possibly lead to increasing scarring of the lung tissues. The disease starts with injuries to the tissues, both within and between the alveoli (tiny air sacs) in the lungs. Continued damage leads to further scarring, which in turn can cause the lungs to become stiff. A normal lung is flexible ... 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 »
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 »
Pediatric vs. Adult Transplants by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 25 Apr 2011 2:12pm Pediatric transplantation has been a focus of this blog, mainly because I'm especially interested in the stories and unique issues of children who need organ transplants. Many aspects of transplantation are similar between children and adults, but there are some key differences. Kidney Percent pediatric: 5% Indications in adu ... Read on »
Still holding their breath: Mortality on lung transplant wait list remains high for some by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Tue 25 Aug 2009 6:29pm Mortality remains high among patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension awaiting lung transplant, despite changes to the allocation system that were designed to reduce mortality and increase the equitable distribution of donor organs, according to new research out of University of California San Francisco. The study is reported in t ... 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 »
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 »
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis by Jan Posted Sun 21 Nov 2010 9:16pm Gastroesophageal reflux disease occurs with a higher prevalence in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis than in matched controls. Silent reflux occurs in about a third of patients with significant gastroesophageal reflux disease; thus, objective measurements are required to evaluate gastroesophageal reflux disease in patients with advanced ... Read on »
Purple hands, finger sores led to pulmonary fibrosis by Jan Posted Sun 14 Nov 2010 6:08pm The first sign of trouble came when Barbara Meyer’s hands turned purple in cold weather. Then ulcers, little sores, formed on her fingertips. Meyer, an Air Force master sergeant who worked for the Air National Guard in Oklahoma City, consulted with a military doctor in December 2005. Thus began her medical journey, one that still has more qu ... Read on »