Author Archives: Margarida Maia

Esbriet Slows IPF Progression Regardless of Self-reactive Antibodies

Esbriet (pirfenidone) appears to slow the progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) regardless of the presence of autoantibodies, which might mean the therapy can work even when IPF is linked to an autoimmune disease, a study suggests. The study, “Effectiveness of pirfenidone in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis according…

Esbriet, Ofev Found to Benefit IPF Patients in Clinical Practice

Two approved anti-fibrotics are proving to be safe and effective in treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a study with real-world data reports. The data showed Esbriet (pirfenidone) and Ofev (nintedanib) increased progression-free survival, slowed down lung function decline, and reduced mortality in IPF patients. Ofev appears to…

Viral and Bacterial Infections in Lungs May Promote IPF

Respiratory viral and bacterial infections are common in people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and might play a role in the development of the disease, a study reported. The study, “The role of viral and bacterial infections in the pathogenesis of IPF: a systematic review and…