McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Pulmonary Fibrosis and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is one of a family of related diseases called interstitial lung diseases that can result in lung scarring. As the lung tissue becomes scarred, it interferes with a person's ability to breathe. In some cases, the cause of pulmonary fibrosis can be found. But most cases of pulmonary fibrosis have no known cause. These cases are called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

American Lung Association

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: An Overview

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis overview video

Interview with Dr. Gerard Cox

What is Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)? What causes IPF? How will the symptoms affect my life? What is the prognosis for IPF?

[Click to view IPF overview video]

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Management and Treatment

Management and treatment of IPF video

Interview with Dr. Gerard Cox

What happens after being diagnosed with IPF? Can IPF be cured? What are the treatment options?

[Click to view IPF management and treatment video]

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Clinical Trials

IPF clinical trials video

Interview with Dr. Gerard Cox

What is a clinical trial? How is a clinical trial run? What drugs are being tested during a clinical trial? Why should I participate in a clinical trial?

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: The Simple Facts

Simple facts about IPF video

Coughing and shortness of breath are the only symptoms found in people with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). IPF is a progressive disease caused by scarring of lung tissue.

[Click to view video that presents these and other simple facts about IPF]

Tissue Fibrosis — Killer #1 in the Western World: Clinical

tissue fibrosis clinical video

Dr. Martin Kolb provides a clinical presentation of debilitating lung fibrosis including a patient inverview and explains how the condition worsens over time.

[Click to view clinical IPF video]

Tissue Fibrosis — Killer #1 in the Western World: Basic Research

tissue fibrosis research video

In this presentation Jack Gauldie reviews the pathobiology underlying lung fibrosis and explains how these pathogenetic concepts are translated into drug development.

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF): Risk Factors and Diagnosis

IPF risk factors and diagnosis video

Explains the risk factors and diagnosis involved with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).

[Click to view video about risk factors for and diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis]

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Lung Transplantations

IPF Lung Transplantations video

Elaborates on the types of lung transplants and explores clinical trials that evaluate the effectiveness of transplants.

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Pirfenidone

IPF Pirfenidone video

Explains the effects, mechanism of action and clinical trials that use pirfenidone in the treatment of IPF.

[Click to view video about treatment of IPF with pirfenidone]

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Nintedanib

IPF Nintedanib video

Explains the effects, mechanism of action and clinical trials that use nintedanib in the treatment of IPF.

[Click to view video about treatment of IPF with nintedanib]

In Conversation with Barbara: What is Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?

IPF patient interview 1 video

Barbara was diagnosed in November 2010 with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).

[Click to view video with Barbara about idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis]

Robert Davidson speaks about his experiences with IPF

IPF patient interview 1 video

Robert Davidson founded the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in 2009 two years after he was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).

[Click to view video with Robert Davidson about idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis]

Is Pulmonary Fibrosis the Same as Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?

IPF and Pulmonary Fibrosis video

Answers questions relevant to patients diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).

[Click to view video about pulmonary fibrosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis]

Relationship between Scleroderma and Pulmonary Fibrosis

Scleroderma and pulmonary fibrosis video

Explores how pulmonary disease including fibrosis is associated with scleroderma.

[Click to view video about scleroderma and pulmonary fibrosis]