The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation has announced the addition of 19 sites to its Pulmonary Fibrosis Care Center Network.

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) recently announced that 19 sites have been added to its Pulmonary Fibrosis Care Center Network, for a total of 40 sites in 26 states. The network a collection of leading medical centers selected by peer reviewers and the PFF boards for their expertise in PF diagnosis and comprehensive care.

Gregory P. Cosgrove, MD, chief of medical officer of the PFF said that, “as the leading resource for the pulmonary fibrosis community, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation created the PFF Care Center Network to help ensure patients receive a swift and accurate diagnosis along with the highest quality of care, which is absolutely critical for effectively managing the devastating group of fibrotic lung diseases.”

Pulmonary fibrosis results from the scarring of lung tissue, which builds up in the walls of the air sacs of the lungs. Over time, the scarred tissue increases the difficulty of oxygen to effectively reach the bloodstream. It is the PFF’s aim to be a trusted resource for all PF patients and the institution has developed a series of programs designed to improve patient support and their life quality.

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