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2012-05-07 10:25:46

Pair plans walk in stadium that holds half as many people as have died from Pulmonary Fibrosis since his death PASADENA, Calif., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If a pair of donor lungs had been found in time, Francis G. Chelin might be walking with his wife and daughter. It wasn't. Sadly, in May 2007 the Chatsworth man died after three weeks in an intensive care unit at UCLA Medical Center waiting for a double lung transplant. On May 12, 2012, his widow and daughter...

2012-04-30 06:24:54

Every Canadian Called on to Fight for People Struggling with CF  TORONTO, April 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Tomorrow marks the first day of May, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Awareness Month. Throughout the month, Cystic Fibrosis Canada shines the spotlight on 4,000 Canadians living with this fatal genetic disease, by raising awareness and funds for life-saving CF research and care.  "Every week, two children are diagnosed and one person dies from this devastating disease in Canada,"...

2012-04-30 10:54:23

MR enterography is superior to CT enterography in diagnosing fibrosis in pediatric patients with Crohn disease and equally as good as CT enterography in detecting active inflammation, and a new study shows. The study, conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, found that MR enterography was 77.6% accurate in depicting fibrosis compared to 56.9% for CT enterography. MR enterography had an 82.1% accuracy rate versus 77.6% accuracy rate for CT enterography for detecting active...

2012-04-25 14:21:31

Legislation Would Increase Patient and Expert Participation in FDA Review of Rare Disease Treatments BETHESDA, Md., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation issued the following statement regarding Senate committee approval of legislation to include consultation with rare disease experts and patient advocates as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) systematic drug review process. [Details provided below.] Statement from...

2012-04-02 15:48:24

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers working as part of the International Cystic Fibrosis Consortium have discovered several regions of the genome that may predispose cystic fibrosis (CF) patients to develop an intestinal blockage while still in the uterus. A report of this international study appears online April 1, 2012 in the journal Nature Genetics. It was the work of the North America CF Gene Modifier Consortium, which brought together dozens of investigators from...

2012-03-19 10:25:07

Meeting may spur faster progress in lung, liver, kidney, heart and skin fibrosis; collaboration could drive future treatments and cures DENVER, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient groups applaud first-of-its-kind medical symposium that brought together experts in fibrotic diseases from around the globe to explore the similarities that exist in fibrosis of different organ systems. The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF), The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) and...

2012-03-08 01:00:52

Test likely to proceed to clinical trials In findings that may lead to clinical trials of a promising new drug for kidney disease, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and their colleagues have identified a key molecular player and shown how a targeted experimental drug can reverse kidney damage in mouse models of diabetes, high blood pressure, genetic kidney disease, and other kidney injuries. The study builds on a discovery that, in mice, a key protein can...

2012-03-01 02:04:41

Inhaled interferon-gamma may be an effective treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a chronic and progressive form of lung disease caused by excessive formation of fibrotic, or scar tissue, in the lungs, according to an article published in Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery (http://www.liebertpub.com/jamp), a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (http://www.liebertpub.com) The article on inhaled interferon-gamma...

2012-03-01 01:49:22

Transient elastography offers noninvasive diagnostic for detecting sever fibrosis Researchers from the Mayo Clinic confirm that ultrasound-based transient elastography (TE) provides excellent diagnostic accuracy for detecting cirrhosis due to recurrent infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection following liver transplantation. Findings from the study published in the March issue of Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, suggest...

2012-02-28 13:00:00

Anything Goes' Julie Halston, Robert Creighton, and Surprise Guest Joel Grey Join Legendary Belter Darlene Love for Second Annual Broadway Belts for PFF! NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With honors ranging from the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame to the Tony Awards, Broadway's best performers gathered Monday night to raise awareness of the rare disease, pulmonary fibrosis, and honor the memory of Associated Press theater critic, Michael Kuchwara. Hosted by award-winning...