Acute exacerbations and pulmonary hypertension in advanced idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

@article{Judge2012AcuteEA,
  title={Acute exacerbations and pulmonary hypertension in advanced idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.},
  author={Eoin P Judge and Aur{\'e}lie C Fabre and Huzaifa I Adamali and Jim J. J. Egan},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={93-100}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors for and outcomes of acute exacerbations in patients with advanced idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and to examine the relationship between disease severity and neovascularisation in explanted IPF lung tissue. 55 IPF patients assessed for lung transplantation were divided into acute (n=27) and non-acute exacerbation (n=28) groups. Haemodynamic data was collected at baseline, at the time of acute exacerbation and at lung transplantation… CONTINUE READING