Patients With Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease Hospitalized for Acute Respiratory Worsening: A Large Cohort Analysis.

@article{Moua2016PatientsWF,
  title={Patients With Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease Hospitalized for Acute Respiratory Worsening: A Large Cohort Analysis.},
  author={Teng Moua and Blair D Westerly and Megan M. Dulohery and Craig E. Daniels and Jay H Ryu and Kaiser G. Lim},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2016},
  volume={149 5},
  pages={1205-14}
}
BACKGROUND Acute respiratory worsening (ARW) requiring hospitalization in patients with fibrotic interstitial lung disease (f-ILD) is common. Little is known about the frequency and implications of ARW in IPF and non-IPF ILD patients hospitalized for acute exacerbation (AE) vs known causes of ARW. METHODS All consecutive patients with f-ILD hospitalized with ARW at our institution from 2000 to 2014 were reviewed. ARW was defined as any worsening of respiratory symptoms with new or worsened… CONTINUE READING
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