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An official ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT statement: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: evidence-based guidelines for diagnosis and management.
This document represents the current state of knowledge regarding idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and contains sections on definition and epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, natural history, staging and prognosis, treatment, and monitoring disease course. Expand
An official American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society statement: Update of the international multidisciplinary classification of the idiopathic interstitial pneumonias.
This update is a supplement to the previous 2002 IIP classification document and outlines advances in the past decade and potential areas for future investigation. Expand
An official European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society research statement: interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features
A sound platform has been provided from which to launch the requisite future research investigations of a more uniform cohort, and nomenclature and classification criteria for patients with IIP and autoimmune features are provided. Expand
Genetic Epidemiology of COPD (COPDGene) Study Design
CPDGene will provide important new information about genetic factors in COPD, and will characterize the disease process using high resolution CT scans, which will potentially permit earlier diagnosis of this disease and may lead to the development of treatments to modify progression. Expand
Acute Exacerbation of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. An International Working Group Report.
To better reflect the current state of knowledge and improve the feasibility of future research into its etiology and treatment, the working group proposes a new conceptual framework for acute respiratory deterioration in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and a revised definition and diagnostic criteria for acute exacerbation. Expand
The National Lung Screening Trial: overview and study design.
The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) is a randomized multicenter study comparing low-dose helical computed tomography (CT) with chest radiography in the screening of older current and formerExpand
Genome-wide association study identifies multiple susceptibility loci for pulmonary fibrosis
The results suggest that genes involved in host defense, cell-cell adhesion and DNA repair contribute to risk of fibrotic IIPs. Expand
Idiopathic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia: report of an American Thoracic Society project.
Iiopathic NSIP is a distinct clinical entity that occurs mostly in middle-aged women who are never-smokers and the prognosis is very good. Expand
Diagnostic criteria for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a Fleischner Society White Paper.
An updated approach to the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is provided, based on a systematic search of the medical literature and the expert opinion of members of the Fleischner Society. Expand
Measuring Friedreich ataxia: Interrater reliability of a neurologic rating scale
The authors discuss the problems related to rating scales in the ataxias, report a neurologic rating scale for FA, and demonstrate acceptable interrater reliability of the instrument. Expand