Definitions for Fibrosisfaɪˈbroʊ sɪs
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development of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ
The formation of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ
Fibrosis is the formation of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ or tissue in a reparative or reactive process. This can be a reactive, benign, or pathological state. In response to injury this is called scarring and if fibrosis arises from a single cell line this is called a fibroma. Physiologically this acts to deposit connective tissue, which can obliterate the architecture and function of the underlying organ or tissue. Fibrosis can be used to describe the pathological state of excess deposition of fibrous tissue, as well as the process of connective tissue deposition in healing.
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Any pathological condition where fibrous connective tissue invades any organ, usually as a consequence of inflammation or other injury.
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We saw active reversal of ventricular function, reverse remodeling, heart chambers actually got smaller and more muscular, and stoppage of fibrosis that limits the stiffness of the heart.
People struggle to believe how ill I am because I don’t look it, but the truth is that I do only have a certain amount of time left to live, we really need better understanding of cystic fibrosis and how to treat it.
Cystic fibrosis feels like having a plastic bag over your head and breathing through a straw, so a lot of patients who have transplants have to learn to breathe again because they aren’t used to taking in that much air.
As the only hospital in our region able to provide lung transplants, University of Colorado Hospital is able to care for Cystic Fibrosis patients throughout the full course of this devastating disease, we perform a large number of lung transplants and liver transplants each year, but combining the two transplants into the same surgery is rare, and this will enable the patient to recover more quickly and get back to his life.
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