[German guideline for diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis].

  title={[German guideline for diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis].},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Behr and Andreas G{\"u}nther and Wim Ammenwerth and Iris Bittmann and Reiner Bonnet and R. Buhl and Oliver Eickelberg and Ralf Ewert and Sven Gl{\"a}ser and Jens Gottlieb and Ch Groh{\'e} and Michael Kreuter and Claus Kroegel and Philipp Markart and Claus F Neurohr and Michael Pfeifer and Antje Prasse and Nicolas Schoenfeld and J. H. Schreiber and Helmut Sitter and Dirk Theegarten and Anja Theile and Andrew Wilke and Hubert Wirtz and C B Witt and Heinrich Worth and Peter Zabel and Joachim Mueller-Quernheim and Ulrich Costabel},
  volume={67 2},
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a fatal lung disease with a variable and unpredictable natural history and limited treatment options. Since publication of the ATS-ERS statement on IPF in the year 2000 diagnostic standards have improved and a considerable number of randomized controlled treatment trials have been published necessitating a revision. In the years 2006 - 2010 an international panel of IPF experts produced an evidence-based guideline on diagnosis and treatment of IPF, which was… CONTINUE READING
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