Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Summer 7-2016

Document Type


Course Number


Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr. John Chovan


pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease

Subject Categories

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.

Included in

Nursing Commons



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