Marta Ribeiro,  —

Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

Articles by Marta Ribeiro

Lung Transplants for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (or IPF) is a disease that has no known cause and, up until now, no known cure. There are several treatment options available to ease the symptoms, but there’s still no cure. Among the treatments available, there is lung transplant, which has been the most successful method…

Pirfenidone: Treatment for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pirfenidone (Esbriet) is an anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic drug that reduces inflammation and fibrosis simultaneously. Pirfenidone is an approved pharmacological agent for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). In this video, shared by Demystifying Medicine, a youtube channel from McMaster…

Blood Vessels: What They Are and How They Work

Pulmonary fibrosis is a heart and lung condition that causes the thickening of the walls of the alveoli, scarring the alveoli and lung tissue. Because of this thickening and scarring, the amount of oxygen that can pass into the blood vessels is reduced causing PF patients to experience shortness…

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Overview and Important Facts

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a severely debilitating condition that leaves patients struggling to breathe. IPF is the rare lung disease which claimed the lives of Hollywood actor, Marlon Brando, and international daredevil, Evel Knievel. Unfortunately, most patients who suffer from this deadly respiratory condition have never heard of it until…

Pulmonary Fibrosis: The Action of Breathing

Breathing is the process that moves air in and out of the lungs, or oxygen through other respiratory organs. This is one of the most important things that our body does, that allow us to be alive. Pulmonary fibrosis patients have difficulties in breathing, which means that something in their bodies…

What are Stem Cells and How Can They Be Used?

You’ve probably already heard about stem cells and their healing power. Several disease can be treated by using stem cells treatments and therapies, pulmonary fibrosis being one of them. But what exactly are stem cells and how can they be so versatile to be able to be used as…

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