Pulmonary Fibrosis

Common Name(s)

Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary fibrosis /granuloma

Pulmonary fibrosis, meaning scarring in the lung tissue, is an umbrella term for more than 200 different lung diseases that all look very much alike. In pulmonary fibrosis, the scar tissue builds up in the walls of the air sacs of the lungs, and eventually the scar tissue makes it hard for oxygen to get into your blood. Low oxygen levels (and the stiff scar tissue itself) can cause you to feel short of breath, particularly when walking and exercising. The most common symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis are cough and shortness of breath. Symptoms may be mild or even absent early in the disease process. As the lungs develop more scar tissue, symptoms worsen. This can typically be managed with medications to relax the lung tissue and limit the development of more scar tissue. However, if the disease progresses, lung transplant may be necessary.

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Pulmonary Fibrosis" for support, advocacy or research.

Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis

The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2001 to accelerate research efforts leading to a cure for pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), while educating, supporting, and advocating for the community of patients, families, and medical professionals fighting this disease.

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2014

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International Scleroderma Network

Our mission is to provide stellar worldwide research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses.

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2010

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Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

The mission of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) is to help find a cure for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), advocate for the pulmonary fibrosis community, promote disease awareness, and provide a compassionate environment for patients and their families.

Last Updated: 5 Jun 2015

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Pulmonary Fibrosis" for support, advocacy or research.

Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis

The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2001 to accelerate research efforts leading to a cure for pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), while educating, supporting, and advocating for the community of patients, families, and medical professionals fighting this disease.

http://www.coalitionforpf.org

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2014

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International Scleroderma Network

Our mission is to provide stellar worldwide research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses.

http://www.sclero.org/

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2010

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Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

The mission of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) is to help find a cure for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), advocate for the pulmonary fibrosis community, promote disease awareness, and provide a compassionate environment for patients and their families.

http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org

Last Updated: 5 Jun 2015

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Pulmonary Fibrosis" returned 1544 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

miR-30a as Potential Therapeutics by Targeting TET1 through Regulation of Drp-1 Promoter Hydroxymethylation in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
 

Author(s): Songzi Zhang, Huizhu Liu, Yuxia Liu, Jie Zhang, Hongbo Li, Weili Liu, Guohong Cao, Pan Xv, Jinjin Zhang, Changjun Lv, Xiaodong Song

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Several recent studies have indicated that miR-30a plays critical roles in various biological processes and diseases. However, the mechanism of miR-30a participation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) regulation is ambiguous. Our previous study demonstrated that miR-30a may function ...

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2017

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Predicting Life Expectancy for Pirfenidone in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
 

Author(s): Mark Fisher, Steven D Nathan, Christian Hill, Jade Marshall, Fred Dejonckheere, Per-Olof Thuresson, Toby M Maher

Journal: J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2017 Mar;23(3-b Suppl):S17-S24.

 

Conducting an adequately powered survival study in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is challenging due to the rare nature of the disease and the need for extended follow-up. Consequently, registration trials of IPF treatments have not been designed to estimate long-term survival.

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2017

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Pathway‑based detection of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at an early stage.
 

Author(s): Guojun Zhou, Fangxia Zhang, Yufang Liu, Bin Sun

Journal: Mol Med Rep. 2017 Apr;15(4):2023-2028.

 

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most common interstitial pneumonia and the most aggressive interstitial lung disease. Usually, IPF is confirmed by the histopathological pattern of typical interstitial pneumonia and requires an integrated multidisciplinary approach from ...

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Pulmonary Fibrosis" returned 230 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Impact of serum SP-A and SP-D levels on comparison and prognosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Kai Wang, Qing Ju, Jing Cao, Wenze Tang, Jian Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jun;96(23):e7083.

 

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has a poor prognosis in general; however, it is heterogeneous to detect relative biomarkers for predicting the disease progression. Serum biomarkers can be conveniently collected to detect and help to differentially diagnose IPF and predict IPF ...

Last Updated: 7 Jun 2017

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Survival in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Perspectives from Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
 

Author(s): Toby M Maher, Fred Dejonckheere, Steven D Nathan

Journal: J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2017 Mar;23(3-b Suppl):S3-S4.

 

Maher has received grants, consulting fees, and speaker fees from GlaxoSmithKline and UCB and grants from Novartis. He has also received consulting fees and speaker fees from AstraZeneca, Bayer, Biogen Idec, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cipla, Lanthio, InterMune International AG (a wholly ...

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2017

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Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatments.
 

Author(s): Kelly Fleetwood, Rachael McCool, Julie Glanville, Susan C Edwards, Sandro Gsteiger, Monica Daigl, Mark Fisher

Journal: J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2017 Mar;23(3-b Suppl):S5-S16.

 

The antifibrotics pirfenidone and nintedanib are both approved for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) by regulatory agencies and are recommended by health technology assessment bodies. Other treatments such as N-acetylcysteine are used in clinical practice but have ...

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2017

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Explanted Lung Tissues With Pulmonary Fibrosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pulmonary Fibrosis

 

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2016

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Assessment of Peripheral Endothelial Function in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pulmonary Fibrosis

 

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2016

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Last Updated: 11 Oct 2015

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