Dr. John Chovan
pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disorder characterized by development of a fibrotic pathway following injury and inflammation. Initial injury can be caused by environmental, biologic, or chemical irritants. Many times the cause is unknown. Lung fibrosis leads to difficult ventilation and perfusion and subsequent hypoxemia. Current research shows an increase in inflammatory mediators which stimulate ECM deposition.
Wells, Coreena, "Pulmonary Fibrosis" (2016). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship. 174.