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Converse with Dr. Jeffrey Swigris about lung disease (IPF) today on Life Lessons

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Imagine being diagnosed with a deadly disease you have never heard of. A disease that your family and friends have never heard of. A disease with no colored ribbons, no 5k runs to help people who face the disease band together.

In an effort to shed new light on the emotional and psychological impact of IPF, a recent survey illuminated the patient and caregiver experience. The 

  • FEBRUARY 28 MARKS RARE DISEASE DAY AND THERE’S A NEW RESEARCH UPDATE FOR A FATAL ORPHAN LUNG DISEASE. IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS ---OR I-P-F--- CAUSES PERMANENT SCARRING OF THE LUNGS AND DIFFICULTY BREATHING. THIS RESEARCH UPDATE REVEALS SHORTCOMINGS IN AWARENESS AND SUPPORT FOR I- P- F PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS. JOINING US TO DISCUSS INSIGHTS ON THE EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF THE DISEASE IS PULMONOLGIST DR. JEFFREY SWIGRIS, ALONG WITH I- P-F PATIENT JOHN MORTHANOS.

     

  •  TELL US EXACTLY WHAT IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS OR I-P-F IS?
  •  A NEW SURVEY ABOUT I-P-F WAS RECENTLY CONDUCTED – WHAT WERE THE FINDINGS?
  •  WHO TOOK PART IN THE SURVEY? WAS THERE AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF I-P-F EXPERTS?
  •  WHAT DO THESE FINDINGS MEAN TO I-P-F PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS?
  •  BASED ON THOSE SURVEY FINDINGS – HAS THERE BEEN A RECOMMENDATION BY THE SURVEY ADVISORY COMMITTEE?
  •  TELL US MORE ABOUT RARE DISEASE DAY AND WHY THIS DAY IS IMPORTANT TO THE IPF COMMUNIT
  • . Jeffrey James Swigris (pulmonologist)

    National Jewish Health

     Jeffrey Swigris, DO, MS, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado. 

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