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Bacteria in the Mouth Linked to Pulmonary Fibrosis Survival

February 5, 2024


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Presented by Health Lab

Bacteria in the mouth may play a role in survival from IPF or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, according to researchers at the University of Michigan. Working under the hypothesis that treatment with antibiotics could improve outcomes in patients with the disease, the CleanUP-IPF study includes the collection of cheek swabs and other samples to examine changes in bacterial populations.

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