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Treatment of Fibrosing Alveolitis

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Diagnosis of fibrosing alveolitis
 from  1505
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of fibrosing alveolitis
 from  2039
Pulmonary rehabilitation
 from  708.57

Academic Hospital Augustinerinnen Cologne

10/10
location_onGermany, Cologne

Department of Pulmonology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the Academic Hospital Augustinerinnen Cologne ranks among the top medical facilities in North Rhine-Westphalia! The medical facility is the academic hospital of the University of Cologne, thanks to which it provides the highly effective treatment using the very latest medical advances.
Diagnosis of fibrosing alveolitis
4815
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of fibrosing alveolitis
6784

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Diagnosis of fibrosing alveolitis
0
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of fibrosing alveolitis
0

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Angiology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Diagnosis of fibrosing alveolitis
5448
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of fibrosing alveolitis
7739

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pulmonology, Allergology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnosis of fibrosing alveolitis
5000
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of fibrosing alveolitis
7184

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pulmonology and Intensive Care

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnosis of fibrosing alveolitis
5467
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of fibrosing alveolitis
7705

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology and Pulmonology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnosis of fibrosing alveolitis
4997
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of fibrosing alveolitis
7186

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Angiology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnosis of fibrosing alveolitis
5413
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of fibrosing alveolitis
7756

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Pulmonology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnosis of fibrosing alveolitis
5540
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of fibrosing alveolitis
7732

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Pulmonology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnosis of fibrosing alveolitis
6816
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of fibrosing alveolitis
9606

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pulmonology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnosis of fibrosing alveolitis
4961
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of fibrosing alveolitis
7081

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Pulmonology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnosis of fibrosing alveolitis
4825
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of fibrosing alveolitis
6741

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Diagnosis of fibrosing alveolitis
5593
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of fibrosing alveolitis
7841

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnosis of fibrosing alveolitis
5549
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of fibrosing alveolitis
7698

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Pulmonology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnosis of fibrosing alveolitis
6176
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of fibrosing alveolitis
8961

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Giessen

Department of Pulmonology, Internal Intensive Care, Infectology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology

The University Hospital Giessen UKGM positions itself as an ultramodern medical facility with outstanding quality of medical care. The hospital presents almost all areas of medicine, ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The priorities of the hospital’s activities include surgery, neurosurgery, oncology
Diagnosis of fibrosing alveolitis
4691
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of fibrosing alveolitis
6742

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pulmonology, Endocrinology and Infectology

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Diagnosis of fibrosing alveolitis
5156
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of fibrosing alveolitis
7461
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About the disease

Fibrosing alveolitis is a condition that causes the alveoli to become thickened and inflamed. Alveoli are the tiny sacs in the lungs that are responsible for storing air and exchanges gases. Fibrosing alveolitis can result in the scarring of lung tissue, which is the most dangerous complication of this condition. Fibrosing alveolitis is most common in people over 60. It develops gradually and may take months or even years in certain cases for the first symptoms to manifest themselves. Nonetheless, in acute fibrosing alveolitis the disease can progress very rapidly and lead to scarring of the lung tissue in a matter of days.

Fibrosing alveolitis is often caused by autoimmune diseases, when the immune system starts to attack its own cells. The most common autoimmune diseases that can lead to the progression of fibrosing alveolitis, are rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus. Radiation therapy can also affect the lungs and lead to inflammation of the alveoli. Additionally, long-term smoking and tobacco consumption can lead to the alveoli becoming inflamed. Nonetheless, the exact cause of fibrosing alveolitis is unknown and scientists are still working on finding it out. In people with no autoimmune diseases or other underlying condition the disease is called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, meaning that the origin of alveolitis is not known.

Usually it is very difficult to stop the progression of this disease, but it is possible to do so in the early stages of fibrosing alveolitis. The disease can be fatal if decrease in lung function continues to progress. Also, clubbing of fingers can start to develop.   

Symptoms

  • Pain in the lungs
  • Shortness of breath
  • Finger clubbing
  • Dry cough
  • Crackling sound in the chest during coughing

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will use a stethoscope to listen to the patient's breathing, to establish whether they have any difficulty in breathing and to listen out for any crackling sounds. The doctor will also examine the patient’s fingers for signs of clubbing.
  • A blood test can determine whether there is a deficiency of oxygen in the blood, which can indicate fibrosing alveolitis.
  • A lung function test can determine whether the patient has dyspnea, which is a chronic shortness of breath. It can also determine whether there is impaired gas exchange which would indicate that there is a problem with alveoli.
  • An x-ray of the lungs will determine whether there is any scarring of the lung tissue.

Treatment

  • The main goal of conservative treatment for this disease is to stop it from progressing and to alleviate its symptoms. Special antioxidants are prescribed, to slow down the progression of the disease. Drugs such as pirfenidone can reduce the risk of progression by 30%.
  • Oxygen therapy can be prescribed if the patient suffers from shortness of breath.
  • Lung transplantation is the most effective treatment for fibrosing alveolitis. It is recommended for patients whose lungs are scarred beyond repair but who are healthy enough to withstand the stress of surgery. By surgically removing the patient’s lung and transplanting a healthy one from a donor, the mortality rate reduces by 75%.

Authors: Dr. Vadim ZhiliukDr. Sergey Pashchenko




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