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2011-09-19 23:54:45

Surgery to correct gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, can preserve lung function in patients with end-stage pulmonary disease both before and after transplantation, according to a new study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, published today in the Archives of Surgery, suggest that esophageal testing should be performed more frequently among these patients to determine if anti-reflux surgery is needed. Many end-stage lung disease patients,...

2011-08-05 13:51:00

Mercury Insurance Open's Kitty Winterhalter Lopez Recently Diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kitty Winterhalter has long helped professional tennis tournaments become successful. This year, she's asking a pro tennis tournament to help her. Winterhalter, who has spent many years as an amateur tennis player, has worked 20 years with the San Diego event now called the Mercury Insurance Open. The Open is being held this week in...

2011-08-04 15:00:00

BRISBANE, Calif., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced results from operations for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2011. InterMune also highlighted its recent business and clinical development activities, as well as the status of preparations for the launches of Esbriet® (pirfenidone) in the European Union. Dan Welch, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of InterMune said, "The second quarter was...

2011-07-28 07:00:00

BRISBANE, Calif., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced that it will release its second quarter 2011 financial results on Thursday, August 4, 2011. A live conference call and webcast will be hosted by InterMune at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time that same day to discuss business highlights and financial results for the second quarter and first six months of 2011. To access the live teleconference, dial 888-567-5125 (U.S.) or 706-643-9223 (international), conference...

2011-07-25 10:00:00

Awards Given for Research, Humanitarian and Advocacy Efforts CULVER CITY, Calif., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) proudly announces the winners of its three annual awards for distinguished service. Each honoree has contributed in a significant way to the effort to fight Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) - in research, humanitarian and advocacy efforts. This year's recipients are renowned PF researcher Kevin Flaherty, MD, CPF Board of Directors...

2011-07-19 16:19:03

Patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who report treatment for gastroespophageal reflux (GER) appear to have longer survival than IPF patients who are not treated for GERD, according to a new study from the University of California, San Francisco. "While preliminary, these findings support a relationship between GER, chronic microaspiration and IPF," said lead researcher Joyce Lee, MD, clinical instructor in the Department of Medicine at UCSF. Microaspiration occurs when gastric...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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