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2010-10-04 11:36:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) has announced its annual awards honoring three critical areas of leadership that impact the work of the Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) community. The recipients, Bob and Sandy O'Rourke, Congressman Brian Baird, and Dr. Naftali Kaminski, are champions for the always-fatal disease by trying to create change, offering support, and giving hope. "The Coalition is proud to honor individuals who have...

2010-08-04 14:38:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) today announced that the Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act (PFREA) was introduced in the United States Senate. The PFREA was introduced by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mike Crapo (R-ID), and the PFF has offered its unconditional endorsement to pass this important legislation on behalf of the pulmonary fibrosis community. "Pulmonary Fibrosis has devastated so many families across the country,...

2010-05-04 18:01:00

Decision Marks Delay in Potential First Treatment for Deadly Disease SAN JOSE, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF), representing tens of thousands of patients, is responding to the news that the FDA chose to ask for further study of Pirfenidone, which will delay potential approval of the first drug in the treatment of Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF), a lethal lung disease that is irreversible, progressive and deadly in an average of three years. On...

2010-04-09 11:50:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis, The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Association of Texas today announced the launch of a special, grassroots campaign to build increased national awareness of Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF). "Blue Shirt Friday" is the first combined national effort by the three nonprofit organizations that each focus on the fight for treatments and a cure for the fatal lung disease that takes as...

2010-03-10 14:49:00

PF Patients Plead with FDA Advisory Panel to Hear Their Voices, Understand Their Plight SILVER SPRING, Md., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) are applauding the efforts of Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) patients and family members for their work to convey to the FDA and an FDA Advisory Committee the sense of urgency and desperation regarding the disease and the lack of treatment options. Their words were...

2009-09-04 14:05:00

His Longevity with the Deadly Disease Inspires Thousands of Dying Patients SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Jerry Lewis takes the stage again on Labor Day 2009 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon, thousands of people who suffer from the same lung disease as he will be watching - and not just to hear the funny things he'll say. They'll be looking for inspiration from the funny man who suffers from a not-so-funny and little known fatal lung disease....

2009-05-20 09:35:18

U.S. medical researchers say they have demonstrated the effectiveness and safety of a new drug to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Researchers said the drug, pirfenidone, might become the first FDA-approved medicine to treat the condition. In a Phase III clinical study, investigators said they discovered the oral anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory agent slows the deterioration of lung capacity in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients. Two multinational, randomized, double-blind,...

2008-12-04 08:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Music and civil rights icon Odetta succumbed December 2 as a result of multiple illnesses. One of them was pulmonary fibrosis (PF), an illness that relentlessly fills the lungs with scar tissue and suffocates its victims, and is one of the deadliest yet least well known diseases in the country. Despite being diagnosed with PF two years ago, a diagnosis that was essentially a death sentence, Odetta went on to perform extraordinary concerts...

2008-10-09 12:00:39

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Jerome Sandler and his wife, Froma, are still dealing with the sadness of losing their beautiful daughter last year to a disease of unknown origin that has no cure. Lisa died of pulmonary fibrosis (PF), which claims 40,000 lives each year. The Sandlers have turned their grief into action as they host the first Lisa Sandler Spaeth Memorial Golf Tournament on October 14th at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville to raise funds to help the...

2008-10-09 12:00:38

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Teresa Barnes of Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis, +1- 303-521-4080, tbarnes@coalitionforpf.org Congressman to Present at 3rdAnnual Breathing Is Glorious! (B.I.G.) Ball at Renaissance Chicago Hotel October 11th CHICAGO, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Mark Kirk knows firsthand how relentless pulmonary fibrosis is on its victims. His father, Frank Kirk, of Kenilworth, Ill., died from the disease in February. Rep. Kirk will deliver the keynote...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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