Pulmonary Fibrosis

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17 Hygiene Products to Use on Days When Showering Just Isn't an Option

17 Hygiene Products to Use on Days When Showering Just Isn't an Option

The Mighty community shares the personal care products they use on days when chronic illness leaves them unable to shower or bathe.

Exhalative Breath Biomarkers Not Useful to Distinguish Among...

Measuring three exhalative breath biomarkers of patients with lung diseases, including IPF, does not show diagnostic potential, a study says.

Post-transplant Life Includes the Constant Monitoring of Lab Tests

An integral part of my recovery from single-lung transplant surgery is the close monitoring of lab results. My case is even more interesting because I have autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA). Simply explained, my red and white blood cells and...

Herbal Compound Rosavin May Help Reduce PF-related Scarring...

Rosavin, an active compound found in the plant Rhodiola rosea, commonly known as golden root or Aaron's rod, can prevent pulmonary fibrosis (PF) manifestations in mice, a study has found. This discovery, published in the journal Biomedicine & Pharmocotherapy, suggests that rosavin may be a...

Finding Support While Going Through Difficult Times

Before receiving my official diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), I was confident in my knowledge of it. Since it was suggested as a potential diagnosis, I spent many hours researching all facets of the disease. I was amazed by how...

Becoming My Mother’s Guardian

It started with a cough that just wouldn’t go away. Many of you probably know what that cough feels like. I don’t. I do, however, know what it feels like to learn that harsh, persistent cough isn’t just allergies or a lingering cold. I know what it feels like to be naïve and protected, and how...

Coping with Bad Days and Bad News: Having a Strategy Helps

It is inevitable that people living with a chronic illness will experience days that are difficult, both physically and mentally. Since being diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) three years ago, I’ve had many of these days. Fear of...

Longing for Normalcy

In my career, I am privileged to offer children and families support in some of their most vulnerable moments. These include times when children are experiencing bullying, trauma, or grief. When a child is being bullied because they are...

Pulmonary Rehabilitation May Improve Exercise Capacity and Quality...

Pulmonary rehabilitation may improve exercise capacity and quality of life in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients, a review study suggests.

Long Non-coding RNAs Regulate Lung Fibroblasts’ Inflammation...

Proliferation and inflammation of human lung fibroblasts is controlled by small RNA molecules called long non-coding RNAs, a study reports. The study, “Long intergenic non-coding RNAs regulate human lung fibroblast function: Implications for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis,” was published in the...

Missing Iron Receptor Linked to Poor Prognosis of IPF Patients...

Patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) produce a large amount of abnormal airway immune cells lacking an iron receptor that plays an important role in defending the lungs against pollutants and microbes, a study shows. The missing iron receptor is strongly correlated with poor...

Investigational Therapy PRM-151 Slows Disability Progression up to...

Promedior's investigational therapy, PRM-151, continues to benefit IPF patients after 76 weeks of treatment, an extension study shows.

Patients with Fibrotic ILD Commonly Experience Loss of Workplace...

Loss of productivity in the workplace is common among patients with fibrotic interstitial lung disease (ILD), and is associated with symptom severity and higher costs, according to data from a Canadian registry study. The study, “Costs of Workplace Productivity Loss in Patients with Fibrotic...

Inflammatory Molecules Can Cause Muscle Damage in Pulmonary...

Lung injuries caused during the progression of pulmonary fibrosis can lead to an increase in two inflammatory proteins, IL-6 and IL-33, which can trigger muscle damage and weight loss, a mouse study says. The study, "Elevation of IL-6 and IL-33 Levels in Serum Associated with Lung Fibrosis and...