Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Sweden: report from the first year of activity of the Swedish IPF-Registry.

@article{Ferrara2016IdiopathicPF,
  title={Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Sweden: report from the first year of activity of the Swedish IPF-Registry.},
  author={Giovanni Ferrara and Lisa C. Carlson and Andreas Palm and Jonas Einarsson and Cecilia Olivesten and Magnus C. Sk{\"o}ld},
  journal={European clinical respiratory journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={3},
  pages={31090}
}
BACKGROUND Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is an emerging problem in the western world, being related to increasing age and implying significant costs for the diagnosis and management of affected patients. The epidemiology of IPF is not well understood. METHODS To allow estimates of the problem and eventually to evaluate quality of the care of IPF patients in Sweden, a national IPF Registry was started in the autumn of 2014. Data on criteria used to diagnose IPF, demographics, lung… CONTINUE READING
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