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  • jay-turbes-s

    August 17, 2018 at 12:16 pm


    These IFP info. sources range in price from $0 to US$250. Perhaps making your own list with links to the actual items would be helpful. Bionews tends to list these things over multiple web pages and not provide links to much of what they cite.

    1. “Breathing Should Never Be Hard Work” by Robert Davidson (https://www.amazon.com/Breathing-Should-Never-Hard-Work/dp/1460209796)
    This true story is about one man’s fight against the disease, and how he didn’t let it stop him living his life. It’s an interesting read about someone’s real experience living with PF.

    2. “Pulmonary Fibrosis” by Sem H. Phan (https://www.amazon.ca/Pulmonary-Fibrosis-Sem-H-Phan/dp/0824788516)

    This book is full of medical- and science-based information about the disease, studies into clinical practice and concepts on the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis.

    3. “Basic and Clinical Aspects of Pulmonary Fibrosis” by Tamotsu Takishima (https://www.amazon.com/Basic-Clinical-Aspects-Pulmonary-Fibrosis/dp/0849389275)
    Various experts contributed to this book to provide detailed information regarding studies and the development of new therapies for pulmonary fibrosis.

    4. “Advances in Pulmonary Fibrosis” by John Simpson and Ann Millar (https://books.google.com/books/about/Advances_in_Pulmonary_Fibrosis.html?id=P8FbY7Bz_CkC)
    This book is a collection of informative papers about pulmonary fibrosis, which summarize the latest medical developments.

    5. “Interstitial Lung Disease” by Marvin I Schwarz (https://www.amazon.com/Interstitial-Lung-Disease-Marvin-Schwartz/dp/1607950243)
    This book includes a complete overview of interstitial lung diseases, along with thorough patient evaluations. There are helpful tables and figures to complement the information provided, focusing on the effects of the diseases on both adults and children.



    • Charlene Marshall

      August 17, 2018 at 1:14 pm

      Hey Jay,

      Thanks for connecting with us and for your reply to Marta. She is one of our forum moderators, and isn’t a PF patient so she likely wouldn’t immerse herself in all the literature ahead of time to generate a list for our forums. I am a patient and also haven’t had time to do this. Unfortunately, most IPF resources including books are going to have costs associated with them as well.

      Thanks so much for the time you took in adding the URLs for each of the books listed in your forum reply. I think this will be so helpful for others’ who are looking for more information about the listed resources 🙂

      We/I will take note of your feedback as well about putting links into the things we reference in the forums. We try to do this via hyperlinking (where you can just click on keywords to take you to what we are talking about) but sometimes that doesn’t always work. Our intention is always there to link or cite what we talk about, so we will keep this in mind in future. Thanks for the feedback.

      I hope you’re well,

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