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Study Reveals Association Between Pulmonary Fibrosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma Sine Scleroderma & ANCA Associated Vasculitis

A new study on Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease (DPLD) entitled “A case of pulmonary fibrosis associated with rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma sine scleroderma and ANCA associated vasculitis” was published in SpringerPlus by Amritpal Singh Anand from Lakeland Rheumatology, St Joseph, USA, and colleagues. Diffuse parenchymal lung disease…

Diagnostic, Treatment Differences Between Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Connective Tissue Disease Underscored

A new study entitled “Spectrum of diffuse parenchymal lung diseases with special reference to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and connective tissue disease: An eastern India experience” describes a prospective analysis performed in India to assess the burden of diffuse parenchymal lung diseases (DPLD), particularly two DPLD-causative disorders, idiopathic pulmonary…

iBio Presents Updates on IBIO-CFB03 Fibrosis Drug Candidate At 2014 Annual Shareholders Meeting

Biotechnology company iBio Inc. recently provided updates at its Annual Meeting for shareholders and attendees on the development progress of IBIO-CFB03 and its potential to address unmet medical needs for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other fibrotic diseases. The creator of IBIO-CFB03, Dr. Feghali-Bostwick from the Medical University…

Surfactant SP-D Could Be a Good Blood Biomarker for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Scientists from Japan have found that blood levels of the surfactant protein SP-D could be a good biomarker for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, since it leaks into the blood more easily than another similar surfactant protein, called SP-A. The study appeared in the journal BioMedCentral Pulmonary Medicine on December…

Atorvastatin Reduces Pulmonary Fibrosis Symptoms in Rats

Scientists in Iran have found that the lipid-lowering agent atorvastatin may reduce pulmonary injury and fibrosis caused by paraquat–a poison that is toxic to the nervous system. The article was published in the December issue of Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin. Pulmonary fibrosis is characterized by thick, scarred lung tissue,…