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.
. 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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