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Gene study helps understand pulmonary fibrosis

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A study of the genomes of more than 1,500 patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis found multiple genetic associations with the disease. One variant in a gene called TOLLIP was linked to an increase in the risk of death.

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Bill Vick's curator insight, April 29, 2013 12:02 PM
Genome Study Suggests New Strategies for Understanding and Treating Pulmonary Fibrosis

A new genome-wide association study of more than 6,000 people has identified seven new genetic regions associated with pulmonary fibrosis. In findings published online in Nature Genetics on April 14, 2013, researchers at National Jewish Health, the University of Colorado and several other institutions found a number of genes associated with host defense, cell-cell adhesion and DNA repair, which provide clues to possible mechanisms underlying this currently untreatable disease.

 
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WE NEED A CURE.................WHAT ABOUT STEM CELL HOW IS THAT COMING ALONG KEEP US ALL POSTED

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Pulmonary fibrosis involves scarring of the lungs

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Pulmonary fibrosis involves scarring of the lungsReading EaglePulmonary fibrosis is a condition where there is scarring of the lungs. This causes the lung to be unable to get oxygen into the bloodstream.

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Sheena Jones's comment, June 14, 2013 9:12 AM
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NICE consults on new idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis draft guidance

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From NICE: NICE consults on new idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis draft guidance: The National Institute for Health ... http://t.co/wDhKkz7x

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Bill Vick's curator insight, January 12, 2013 6:53 AM

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is relatively rare and can be mistaken for other diseases. This draft clinical guidance recommends that healthcare professionals, particularly GPs, should be aware of the clinical features of the condition to ensure patients have access to chest X-rays and specialist referrals. Health professionals should look out for key signs and symptoms, such as, breathlessness, persistent cough, respiratory crackles when listening to the chest and clubbing of the fingers.

 

Once idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is suspected, the NICE draft guideline recommends a diagnosis should only be made with the consensus of a multidisciplinary team, including always a chest physician, a radiologist and a specialist nurse, and that diagnosis should be based on a patient's clinical features, lung function and radiological findings, with the addition of pathology when indicated.

 

NICE also provisionally recommends that at the time of diagnosis, people are assessed for pulmonary rehabilitation. It goes on to say that pulmonary rehabilitation should be tailored to each individual's needs and can improve the well-being and quality of life for people with chronic breathing problems.

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Linda Lavin headlines pulmonary fibrosis benefit | Boston Herald

Linda Lavin headlines pulmonary fibrosis benefit | Boston Herald | Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Tony Award winners Linda Lavin and Debbie Gravitte are headlining the third annual concert to benefit the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foun

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Bill Vick's curator insight, February 19, 2013 9:13 PM

Tony Award winners Linda Lavin and Debbie Gravitte are headlining the third annual concert to benefit the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

The event set for Feb. 25 at Birdland Jazz Club will also feature actress Emily Bergl from "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and singer Max von Essen, from "Evita."

All proceeds will benefit the foundation's The Michael Kuchwara Fund for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research, Education and Advocacy. Kuchwara was The Associated Press' longtime theater critic who died in 2010 from complications due to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

 
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What Is Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and It's Symptoms? - NHLBI, NIH

What Is Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and It's Symptoms? - NHLBI, NIH | Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis | Scoop.it
What Is Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?
Pulmonary fibrosis (PULL-mun-ary fi-BRO-sis) is a disease in which tissue deep in your lungs becomes thick and stiff, or scarred, over time. The formation of scar tissue is called fibrosis.

As the lung tissue thickens, your lungs can't properly move oxygen into your bloodstream. As a result, your brain and other organs don't get the oxygen they need.


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Sheena Jones's comment, June 14, 2013 9:12 AM
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