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New target for lung fibrosis

October 21, 2022

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) — a chronic, progressive syndrome — is marked by persistent activation and proliferation of fibroblast cells and the pathologic accumulation of extracellular matrix (scar tissue). Most patients die within 3-5 years of diagnosis. 

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Skin pigment affects oxygen monitor

October 14, 2022

Kevin P. Seitz, MD, MSc, Matthew Semler, MD, MSc, and colleagues evaluated the relationship of race to incidence of hypoxemia and hyperoxemia in 1,024 patients receiving invasive ventilation in the medical ICU between July 2018 and August 2021. 

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