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An official ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT statement: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: evidence-based guidelines for diagnosis and management.
This document is an international evidence-based guideline on the diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and is a collaborative effort of the American Thoracic Society, theExpand
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An official American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society statement: Update of the international multidisciplinary classification of the idiopathic interstitial pneumonias.
BACKGROUND In 2002 the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society (ATS/ERS) classification of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) defined seven specific entities, and providedExpand
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Interstitial lung disease in systemic sclerosis: a simple staging system.
RATIONALE In interstitial lung disease complicating systemic sclerosis (SSc-ILD), the optimal prognostic use of baseline pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT)Expand
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Efficacy of a tyrosine kinase inhibitor in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
BACKGROUND Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive lung disease with a high mortality rate. Because the signaling pathways activated by several tyrosine kinase receptors have been shown to beExpand
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Idiopathic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia: report of an American Thoracic Society project.
RATIONALE The 2002 American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society classification of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias identified nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) as a provisionalExpand
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Acute Exacerbation of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. An International Working Group Report.
Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis has been defined as an acute, clinically significant, respiratory deterioration of unidentifiable cause. The objective of this internationalExpand
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Diagnostic criteria for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a Fleischner Society White Paper.
This Review provides an updated approach to the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), based on a systematic search of the medical literature and the expert opinion of members of theExpand
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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a composite physiologic index derived from disease extent observed by computed tomography.
In idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, the quantitation of disease severity using pulmonary function tests is often confounded by emphysema. We have identified the composite physiologic index (CPI) mostExpand
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Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis: a spectrum of histopathological and imaging phenotypes
Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) is a rare condition characterised by predominantly upper lobe pleural and subjacent parenchymal fibrosis, the latter being intra-alveolar with accompanyingExpand
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