Diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: Implications for respiratory care.

@article{Hospenthal2006DiagnosisAM,
  title={Diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: Implications for respiratory care.},
  author={Maria Angela C Hospenthal},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  year={2006},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={382-91}
}
Although poorly understood, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is the most common of the idiopathic interstitial lung diseases. Its etiology is unknown, but how this fibrotic process develops in the lung has been studied over the last 60 years. It is a relatively rare disease, afflicting those 50-70 years of age, slightly more common among men than women… CONTINUE READING