Author Archives: Inês Martins PhD

AdAlta Goes Public to Develop Lung Fibrosis Therapy

AdAlta has issued an initial public offering (IPO) on the Australian Stock Exchange to raise AU $10 million (US $7.5 million), to fund clinical studies for AD-114, the company’s leading compound under development for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other fibrotic disease. An (IPO) is the first sale of stock by…

Lung Remodeling Process in IPF Includes Both Traction Bronchiectasis and Honeycombing, Study Suggests

Two clinical hallmarks of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), traction bronchiectasis and honeycombing, may be aspects of one continuous process of lung remodeling rather than distinct entities, as previously thought, according to researchers in Italy. Traction bronchiectasis refers to an irreversible dilation of bronchi, and honeycombing to the diffuse pulmonary…

Enhanced Stratification of IPF Patients Could Lead to Better Personalized Treatment

Patient stratification to deliver personalized medicine has become a routine practice in oncology that may be of great help in understanding and managing pulmonary diseases, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Supported by a deep understanding of a disease,  stratification is a process that categorizes patients into subgroups according to disease progression,…

Case Study Looks at Difficulties in Treating Both Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema in a Patient

Doctors rarely see patients with symptoms of both pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema, but those who do quickly learn that these patients chart a very different clinical course than those with either condition. A case study by researchers at  Deccan College of Medical Sciences in India and the University of Florida underscores this, detailing a patient with combined pulmonary fibrosis…

Bellerophon Enrolls 1st PAH Patient in Phase 3 Study of INOpulse Device

Bellerophon Therapeutics recently announced that the Phase 3 INOvation-1 clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of the INOpulse delivery of nitric oxide (NO) in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) has enrolled its first patient. In addition, the company is developing two other INOpulse devices, which may be used to treat patients…

Cardiovascular Co-Morbidities in IPF Patients May Worsen Prognosis

Patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) often exhibit cardiovascular manifestations that affect patients’ morbidity and mortality according to the study”Cardiac manifestations of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis,” published in Intractable and Rare Diseases Research. The authors reviewed evidence that links cardiovascular diseases to IPF and how the co-morbidities…

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