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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...

2011-07-12 16:24:00

Landmark Bill Introduced in Senate and House Would Create National Patient Registry, Increase Public Awareness of Lethal Lung Disease WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) announced today the Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act (PFREA) has been introduced in the Senate by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). The...

2011-07-12 14:00:00

Landmark Legislation Will Coordinate and Expand National Research on Pulmonary Fibrosis CHICAGO, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced today the re-introduction of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act (PFREA). Bi-partisan Lead Sponsors, Senators Christopher Coons (D-DE), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Michael Crapo (R-ID), and Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representatives Erik Paulson (R, MN-3) and Tammy Baldwin (D, WI-2) made the announcement...

2011-06-29 12:00:00

Guy Junker and Stan Savran to Help Launch the First Violet Rippy 5K Walk/Run for the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis PITTSBURGH, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former SPORTSBEAT Co-Hosts Guy Junker and Stan Savran will reunite to host the first Violet Rippy 5K Walk/Run for Pulmonary Fibrosis. The event will be held at the North Shore Riverfront Park in Pittsburgh on Saturday, August 13, 2011 and will benefit the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF). Junker and Savran, both...

2011-04-22 09:43:12

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Not much is known about the fatal lung diseases pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial pneumonia. That may change in the near future. Researchers have identified a genetic variation that increases a person's risk of developing pulmonary fibrosis, and in the process, they have uncovered a possible cause for the disease. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and familial interstitial pneumonia (FIP) are fatal lung diseases in which progressive scarring of the lungs prevent...

2011-04-21 12:00:00

Genetic Variant Associated with MUC5B Gene ID's Major Risk Factor, Points Research in New Direction CULVER CITY, Calif., April 21, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new discovery in a deadly lung disease may change the direction of research while uncovering increased risk for many patients and families. The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) applaud the efforts of scientists that led to the discovery of a genetic variation associated with the...

2011-04-21 11:38:28

A team led by researchers at National Jewish Health has discovered a new genetic variation that increases the risk of developing pulmonary fibrosis by 7 to 22 times. The researchers report in the April 21, 2011, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine that nearly two-thirds of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis or familial interstitial pneumonia carry the genetic variation. It is associated with the MUC5B gene, which codes for a mucus-forming protein. "This discovery not only...

2011-04-20 16:01:00

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Names Dolly Kervitsky as Vice President of Patient Relations CHICAGO, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has appointed respiratory therapist and certified clinical research coordinator, Dolly Kervitsky, RCP, CCRC, as Vice President of Patient Relations. Ms. Kervitsky leaves leadership positions at National Jewish Health (NJH) where she served as the Program Manager for the Interstitial and Autoimmune Lung Disease...

2011-03-18 08:45:00

Vistancia Roadrunners Car Club Holds Breath of Life Car Show for Pulmonary Fibrosis PEORIA, Ariz., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vistancia Roadrunners Car Club is driving an effort to raise awareness and funding for a deadly lung disease that threatens one of their members. Elliot Walsey was diagnosed September 2006 with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a deadly lung disease that has no FDA approved treatment and no cure. The disease, characterized by uncontrolled and lethal...

2011-03-17 20:20:25

The American Thoracic Society has released new official clinical guidelines on the diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The statement replaces ATS guidelines published in 2000, and reviews current knowledge in the epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis and management of IPF, as well as available treatment options, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies and palliative care. The statement appears in the March 15, 2011, American Journal of Respiratory and...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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