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Radiation therapy sometimes causes interstitial pulmonary fibrosis in patients, according to Mayo Clinic. The damage takes months or years to show up after the therapy. Pulmonary fibrosis is scarring of the lungs, which thickens the tissue, making it more difficult for oxygen to pass into the bloods


The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation explains that actual life expectancy for a person with cystic fibrosis is impossible to accurately predict. Life expectancy depends upon severity of the disease and age at diagnosis as well as the type of cystic fibrosis gene mutations a person has.


Palliative treatment options for people with pulmonary fibrosis are medications, oxygen therapy, physical exercise, efficient breathing techniques, nutritional counseling, and emotional counseling and support, according to Mayo Clinic. While no treatment cures or stops the disease from worsening, pa


Pirfenidone is effective in treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, according to PubMed. Studies show that the antifibrotic substance hinders progression of the disease by minimizing amounts of TNF-? and other cytokines that cause inflammation, suppressing elements of profibrotic growth, and decreas


Treatments for cystic fibrosis include medications, physical therapy for the chest, pulmonary rehabilitation and surgery. While cystic fibrosis does not have a cure, as of 2015, treatment can reduce the complications and ameliorate the symptoms. Early, diligent monitoring and interventions are recom


Persistent pulmonary infiltrate is a form of pneumonia that effects the lungs and may or may not respond to conventional antibiotic medications. Alternative use of additional drugs in combination with antibiotics is often explored.


NEW ORLEANS — Patients with pulmonary fibrosis who are at risk for pulmonary hypertension experienced improvements in physical activity after treatment with inhaled nitric oxide, according to a study presented at the CHEST Annual Meeting. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study


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Pulmonary hypertension is a progressive, quickly advancing disease. It results when the arteries carrying blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs are constricted, disrupting blood flow. It currently has no cure and if left untreated, can be life-threatening. Here's the prognosis and life


Pediatric Annals | Given the high frequency of cystic fibrosis in the white population, most pediatricians are likely to encounter affected individuals in the course of their practice. The familiar pulmonary manifestations usually dominate the clinical picture of children with cystic fibrosis. Howev