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Hope Mills Native Teresa Barnes Is National Spokeswoman For Pulmonary Fibrosis - Congoo

Hope Mills Native Teresa Barnes Is National Spokeswoman For Pulmonary Fibrosis - Congoo | Pulmonary fibrosis | Scoop.it
For Most Of Her Adult Life, Teresa Barnes Has Been Tracking A Killer. She Tracks A Grimly Effective, Remorseless Killer That Lingers In The Shadows, All But Unknown By The Public. But Barnes Knows Its Face.

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Electronic Health Record Data Mining -- Is It a Dirty Word?

Electronic Health Record Data Mining -- Is It a Dirty Word? | Pulmonary fibrosis | Scoop.it

Data mining has received its fair share of negative press, but the use of electronic health record data for secondary purposes could be a boon for health care research.

 

With the broader availability of data from electronic health records, the secondary use of this rich clinical data presents the opportunity for data mining. However, data mining has received negative press when used by pharmaceutical companies to monitor physician prescribing patterns.

 

In many industries, mining of Big Data has become a profitable source for business intelligence. Everything from financial trends to social media sentiment analysis is game. With the ability to search personal data through new tools like Facebook's Graph Search and increasingly targeted marketing based on huge databases of personal data, the concept of data mining is becoming synonymous with invading privacy.

 

In health care, the expanding use of EHRs creates opportunities for secondary use of health data collected at the point of care. Such data are unique in that they enable data mining of real-world clinical practice on millions of patients in large health systems. Unlike data collected in the carefully structured setting of a clinical trial, large groups of patients can be studied retrospectively as were treated for a variety of conditions.

 

 


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Researchers Discover Possible Treatment for Incurable Lung Disease (IPF)

Researchers Discover Possible Treatment for Incurable Lung Disease (IPF) | Pulmonary fibrosis | Scoop.it
Researchers Discover Possible Treatment for Incurable Lung Disease Newswise (press release) Investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have unlocked another piece of the puzzle surrounding idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an often...

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Exciting news for all IPF patients

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Bill Vick's curator insight, March 22, 2013 6:51 AM

In the United States, IPF is estimated to affect between 132,000 and 200,000 people, with approximately 50,000 new cases diagnosed each year. As many as 40,000 Americans die from IFP each year, with survival rates ranging from 2.5 to 3.5 years following diagnosis.

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Can Adult Stem Cells Improve Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis ...

Can Adult Stem Cells Improve Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis ... | Pulmonary fibrosis | Scoop.it
For individuals suffering from the disastrous consequences of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), the signs and symptoms cause a fantastic bargain of ache and struggling. But even with the research that arrives out on the illness, there ...

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Bill Vick's curator insight, December 13, 2012 7:49 AM

Considered to be an inflammatory reaction to an unidentified ingredient, IPF is a progressive ailment that develops in excess of time. The early stages of the condition are characterised by alveolitis, an inflammation of the air sacs in the lungs. Over time, the air sacs turn into scarred and damaged, and thickening of the lungs happens. The lungs are not able to transfer oxygen throughout the body. As a result, the brain and other main organs in the entire body do not acquire the required oxygen required to purpose.