Medical Research Council dyspnea scale does not relate to fibroblast foci profusion in IPF

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BACKGROUND In Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) irreversibly progressive fibrosing parenchymal damage, leads to defects in mechanics and gas exchange, manifesting with disabling exertional dyspnea. Previous studies have shown a relationship between fibroblast foci (FF) profusion and severity and survival and a relationship between dyspnea grade and… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1746-1596-6-28

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