Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: challenges and opportunities for the clinician and investigator.

@article{Swigris2005IdiopathicPF,
  title={Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: challenges and opportunities for the clinician and investigator.},
  author={Jeffrey J. Swigris and Ware G. Kuschner and Jennifer L. Kelsey and Michael K Gould},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2005},
  volume={127 1},
  pages={275-83}
}
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a relentlessly progressive and typically fatal interstitial lung disease. Besides its grave natural history and prognosis, three aspects of IPF challenge clinicians and investigators: (1) recent changes in the conceptual framework and definition of IPF complicate interpretation of prior clinical investigations; (2) while most patients with suspected IPF do not undergo open-lung biopsy, clinical definitions that do not include biopsy criteria have not been… CONTINUE READING
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