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To form fibrous tissue.


/fi·brose/ (fi´brōs)
1. to form fibrous tissue.


verb To form fibrous tissue.


To form or produce fibrous tissue (e.g., a scar).

Patient discussion about fibrose

Q. Can cystic fibrosis patients have children? My boyfriend has cystic fibrosis, and currently he’s treated with many medications but usually healthy (other than pneumonia from hospitalization from time to time). I heard that men with cystic fibrosis can’t have children - is that true? Is there anything he can do about it?


Q. Do women with cystic fibrosis have difficult pregnancy? My wife has cystic fibrosis, and after 3 year of marriage we decided we want a baby. I know that men with cystic fibrosis are usually infertile and can’t have children- is that the case also for women with cystic fibrosis? Is the pregnancy in women with cystic fibrosis more problematic? Is it dangerous?

A. Before you attempt a pregnancy, you should consult her doctor to make sure she can tolerate it, because very severe disease can make the pregnancy dangerous for her. If her disease isn’t so severe, usually there are no special problems.

Q. my uncle was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. can anyone help?

A. Pulmonary Fibrosis involves scarring of the lung. Gradually, the air sacs of the lungs become replaced by fibrotic tissue. When the scar forms, the tissue becomes thicker causing an irreversible loss of the tissue’s ability to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream. Traditional theories have postulated that it might be an autoimmune disorder, or the after effects of an infection, viral in nature. There is a growing body of evidence which points to a genetic predisposition. A mutation in the SP-C protein has been found to exist in families with a history of Pulmonary Fibrosis. The most current thinking is that the fibrotic process is a reaction to microscopic injury to the lung. While the exact cause remains unknown, associations have been made with the following:*Inhaled environmental and occupational pollutants, *Cigarette smoking, *Diseases such as Scleroderma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus,*Therapeutic radiation. For full: Hope this helps.

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O material foi dividido em 7 modulos: Modulo 1: O que e o Teste do Pezinho; Modulo 2: Quando realizar o Teste do Pezinho; Modulo 3: Como e realizado o exame; Modulos 4: Hipotireoidismo Congenito; Modulo 5: Fenilcetonuria; Modulo 6: Fibrose Cistica; e Modulo 7: Doenca Falciforme.
A fibrose cistica (FC) ou mucovicidose e uma doenca genetica autossomica recessiva que afeta cronicamente glandulas exocrinas, causando espessamento do muco e suas repercussoes: doenca pulmonar cronica e supurativa, ma absorcao intestinal e elevada concentracao de cloretos no suor.
Ela se caracteriza por alteracoes estruturais, funcionais e metabolicas do coracao, incluindo aumento no volume dos miocitos, na espessura da parede das arterias coronarias, rarefacao relativa de capilares, fibrose extracelular, modificacoes no metabolismo energetico, alteracoes na liberacao e recaptacao do calcio intracelular e no processo de contracao do miocardio (Mill, Vassalo, 2001).
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Cette maladie silencieuse peut [R] voluer spontan[R] ment vers la gu[R] rison ou progresser vers la fibrose (cicatrisation), la cirrhose ou le cancer du foie.
No figado, havia areas multifocais a coalescente de necrose contendo miriades de algas intralesionais, associadas a escasso infiltrado inflamatorio, composto predominantemente por macrofagos, linfocitos, plasmocitos, neutrofilos, macrofagos epitelioides e celulas gigantes multinucleadas, algumas contendo algas intracitoplasmaticas, observadas principalmente na regiao periportal, associada a moderada fibrose (Figura 1E).
Hemangiomas are benign malformations of blood vessels and are classified on the basis of their histological appearance as capillary, mixed cavernous or a sclerosing variety that has tendency to fibrose.
The problems encountered with the present grafts are; muscle shrinks and fibroses, fascia lacks bulk, cartilage tends to fibrose and calcify while alloplastic implants under functional loads disintegrate and cause