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stem cells to cure pulmonary fibrosis

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
23 years experience Cardiology
Stem cells: Studies with adipose tissue stems cells for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are in progress. We need large scale, multi-centered phase ii and phase iii ... Read More
Dr. Frank Mayo
48 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not currently: There are no treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Lung transplant results are no great. Numerous drug studies are underway using drugs that ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Beasley
15 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Unfortunately no. : Unfortunately, there is no real cure. There are still attempts to treat symptoms with bronchodilators, and we will give steroids a try, but overall im ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jackson
Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care
Indirectly: It doesn't cure the disease, but replaces one damaged lung for a functioning one. The fibrosis doesn't return to the new lung.
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Lung transplant is curative for pulmonary fibrosis. The disease does not return in the transplanted lungs.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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None unfortunately: So far there is no effective treatment or cure for interstitial lung disease. In some cases where it is due to hypersensitivity to some inhaled antige ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Pulmonary fibrosis: Just means scarring of the lung tissue. The prognosis will depend on the underlying cause. It is likely treatable, but unlikey that the scarring wil ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
No and Yes: At this time the only curative intervention for pulmonary fibrosis is lung transplantation. There are no medications that have been proven to cure th ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: You seem to have pulmonary tuberculosis and not pulmonary fibrosis. Unless your doc is talking about tuberculosis scars. Which does usually not affec ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
By definition: End stage describes irreversible life threatening state...So poor prognosis...Sorry.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Usually not.: Because the elasticity of the lung is increased, peak flow typically increases rather than decreases.
A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
48 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Varible: Survival for hamman -rich fibrosis is < 6 mo. Age at onset of disease is a factor . Older pts progress more slowly. A lung biopsy is crucial in younge ... Read More
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