Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary Fibrosis

Last Reviewed : 12/25/2020
Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis (literally "scarring of the lungs") is a respiratory disease in which scars are formed in the lung tissues, leading to serious breathing problems. Scar formation, the accumulation of excess fibrous connective tissue (the process called fibrosis), leads to thickening of the walls, and causes reduced oxygen supply in the blood. As a consequence patients suffer from perpetual shortness of breath.

In some patients the specific cause of the disease can be diagnosed, but in others the probable cause cannot be determined, a condition called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. There is no known cure for the scars and damage in the lung due to pulmonary fibrosis

We researched this topic for you and found the following best online resources. They are categorized into basic, advanced, and research level based on the extent of information you need. You will be taken to the respective websites by pressing on the links below.



Basic information:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-fibrosis/basics/definition/con-20029091 mayo clinic pulmonary fibrosis

http://www.webmd.com/lung/what-is-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis web md idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pulmonary-fibrosis/pages/introduction.aspx nhs uk idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/ipf national heart lung and blood institute what is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?

http://www.healthline.com/health/pulmonary-fibrosis health line idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000069.htm medline plus idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_conditions/hic-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis cleveland clinic idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/pulmonary-disorders/interstitial-lung-diseases/idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis merck manuals(professional version) idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

http://bodyandhealth.canada.com/condition/getcondition/pulmonary-fibrosis canada.com pulmonary fibrosis



Advanced information:

http://www.medicinenet.com/pulmonary_fibrosis/article.htm medicine net pulmonary fibrosis

http://patient.info/doctor/pulmonary-fibrosis patient pulmonary fibrosis

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/301337-overview medscape interstitial (nonidiopathic) pulmonary fibrosis

http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis/ national organisation of rare diseases idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

http://radiopaedia.org/articles/idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis radiopedia idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

http://www.physio-pedia.com/pulmonary_fibrosis physiopedia pulmonary fibrosis





http://err.ersjournals.com/content/22/130/552.full.pdf+html fibrocytes in pulmonary fibrosis: a brief synopsis by shyam maharaj, chiko shimbori, martin kolb european respiratory review 2013 22: 552-557; doi: 10.1183/09059180.00007713

http://err.ersjournals.com/content/22/129/273.full.pdf+html significance of connective tissue diseases features in pulmonary fibrosis by vincent cottin european respiratory review 2013 22: 273-280; doi: 10.1183/09059180.00003013

http://err.ersjournals.com/content/17/107/49.full viral infection drives tissue fibrosis in vitro by andrea p. malizia, dermot walls, jim j. egan, peter p. doran european respiratory review 2008 17: 49-50; doi: 10.1183/09059180.00010707

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crim/2016/4678637/ thanh-phuong nguyen, sowmya nanjappa, manjunath muddaraju, and john n. greene, “pulmonary talcosis in an immunocompromised patient,” case reports in medicine, vol. 2016, article id 4678637, 4 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/4678637

http://respiratory-research.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1465-9921-12-76 fibrocytes and the tissue niche in lung repair by annika andersson-sjöland et al., respiratory research201112:76 doi: 10.1186/1465-9921-12-76

http://err.ersjournals.com/content/17/109/108.full the classification, natural history and radiological/histological appearance of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and the other idiopathic interstitial pneumonias by g. raghu, a. g. nicholson, d. lynch european respiratory review 2008 17: 108-115; doi: 10.1183/09059180.00010902

http://err.ersjournals.com/content/17/109/116.full recent clinical trials in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and the build-1 study by k. k. brown, a. u. wells european respiratory review 2008 17: 116-122; doi: 10.1183/09059180.00010903

chaudhuri t, karmakar s. trastuzumab-induced pulmonaryfibrosis: a case report and review of literature. clin cancer investig j [serial online] 2012 [cited 2016 jul 18];1:242-4. available from: http://www.ccij-online.org/text.asp?2012/1/4/242/106281

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/pm/2011/634613/ ahmed fahim, michael crooks, and simon p. hart, “gastroesophageal reflux and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a review,” pulmonary medicine, vol. 2011, article id 634613, 7 pages, 2011. doi:10.1155/2011/634613

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crivam/2013/740182/ shivani kalu, payal shah, aparna natarajan, nwabundo nwankwo, usman mustafa, and nasir hussain, “may-thurner syndrome: a case report and review of the literature,” case reports in vascular medicine, vol. 2013, article id 740182, 5 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/740182

http://err.ersjournals.com/content/24/137/420.full idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: from clinical trials to real-life experiences by sergio harari, antonella caminati european respiratory review 2015 24: 420-427; doi: 10.1183/16000617.0042-2015

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=s1806-37132014000300304&lng=en&tlng=en j. bras. pneumol. vol.40 no.3 são paulo may/june 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/s1806-37132014000300014 review article combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema: an increasingly recognized condition by olívia meira dias et al.,

http://respiratory-research.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/rr158 a new direction in the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis? by jack gauldie respiratory research20013:1 doi: 10.1186/rr158

https://ojrd.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1750-1172-3-8 idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis by eric b meltzer and paul w noble orphanet journal of rare diseases20083:8 doi: 10.1186/1750-1172-3-8


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Other articles:

http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/respiratory/c_multi_pulmonary_fibrosis pet md fibrotic hardening of the lungs (pneumonia) in dogs


Other helpful resources(support groups):

http://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/pulmonary-fibrosis/?referrer=https://www.google.co.in/ american lung association

http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/life-with-pf/about-pf about pulmonary fibrosis

http://pulmonaryfibrosis.org/ pulmonary fibrosis foundation

http://www.actionpulmonaryfibrosis.org/ action for pulmonary fibrosis

http://cpff.ca/ canadian pulmonary fibrosis foundation


Related videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkqg8dykafm lung disease: pulmonary fibrosis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6zm-khvquq lungs in motion - pulmonary fibrosis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pofjcr6u_ta pulmonary fibrosis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xeuqms5jzy idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kyo9hcyiq0 idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis


Presentations/quiz/newspaper articles:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/new-treatments-for-deadly-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-1442251585 the wall street journal new treatments for deadly idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

http://news.yale.edu/2016/04/22/study-finds-shared-network-genes-copd-and-pulmonary-fibrosis yale news study finds shared network of genes in copd and pulmonary fibrosis by ziba kashef

http://www.medicaldaily.com/3d-imaging-technique-pulmonary-fibrosis-lung-disease-382910 medical daily new 3d-imaging technique reveals how pulmonary fibrosis develops



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