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Daily, digital coverage of the latest PF (Pulmonary Fibrosis) news and perspectives.

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Daily, digital coverage of the latest PF (Pulmonary Fibrosis) news and perspectives.

    New Targeted Therapies May Ease Pulmonary Fibrosis, Studies Find

    New Targeted Therapies May Ease Pulmonary Fibrosis, Studies Find

    Pulmonary Fibrosis News Columnist and Forum Moderator Charlene Marshall reads an article summarizing two studies examining new targeted therapies to help patients living with pulmonary fibrosis. Both therapies are expected to move into clinical trials in the next several months and are being led by a researcher in Indiana.

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    • 7 min
    Embracing Caregiving: Learning to Accept a Diagnosis

    Embracing Caregiving: Learning to Accept a Diagnosis

    Pulmonary Fibrosis News Columnist and Forum Moderator Charlene Marshall reads a column about the importance of embracing caregiving, in honor of National Caregiver Awareness Month. PF News Columnist Christie Patient writes about the beauty in caregiving for her Mom following a double-lung transplant, and how this is a necessity to recover from such a difficult operation.

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    • 5 min
    Grant Will Help Researchers Engineer Lung Tissue to Find PF Treatments

    Grant Will Help Researchers Engineer Lung Tissue to Find PF Treatments

    Pulmonary Fibrosis News Columnist and Forum Moderator Charlene Marshall reads a column summarizing the work of researchers from University at Buffalo (UB) who recently received a large grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to develop a model that mimics human lung tissue. The chair of the biomedical engineering department at UB calls this research exciting and is quoted saying it could “improve drug development and ultimately lower costs” for options to treat patients living with PF.

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    • 4 min
    How to Talk to Kids About Chronic Illness

    How to Talk to Kids About Chronic Illness

    Pulmonary Fibrosis News Columnist and Forum Moderator Charlene Marshall reads a column she wrote on talking to kids about chronic illness. Understandably, most parents and caregivers want to protect children from difficult news such as the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness, like IPF. However, it’s important to understand that telling them is necessary to preserve the trust in a parent-child relationship. It’s more important to discuss how and when to tell them versus whether or not to tell them.

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    • 5 min
    Ofev, Esbriet Use Seen to Lengthen Life for IPF Patients With ‘Mild’ Disease

    Ofev, Esbriet Use Seen to Lengthen Life for IPF Patients With ‘Mild’ Disease

    Pulmonary Fibrosis News Columnist and Forum Moderator Charlene Marshall reads a summary of a UK study investigating the use of Ofev and Esbriet on IPF patients with ‘mild’ disease. The investigators of this study advocate that patients with an FVC (forced vital capacity, lung function measurement) above 80% could benefit from treatment with anti-fibrotic therapy. The study was conducted because consensus on when anti-fibrotic therapy should be initiated is often varied across physicians.

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    • 6 min
    How Cold Temperatures Cause Difficulties for PF Patients

    How Cold Temperatures Cause Difficulties for PF Patients

    Pulmonary Fibrosis News Columnist and Forum Moderator Charlene Marshall reads a column she wrote after experiencing the first unseasonably cold day in Canada. Despite living with IPF for four years, Charlene forgets after each summer season, when fall or winter arrives, that the cold air wreaks havoc on her lungs and causes discomfort, shortness of breath and general discomfort. She reads more about it in this flash briefing!

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    • 5 min

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