Predicting survival in newly diagnosed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a 3-year prospective study.

@article{Mura2012PredictingSI,
  title={Predicting survival in newly diagnosed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a 3-year prospective study.},
  author={Marco Mura and Maria Assunta Porretta and Elena Bargagli and Gianluigi Sergiacomi and Maurizio Zompatori and Nicola Sverzellati and Amedeo Taglieri and Fabrizio Mezzasalma and Paola Rottoli and Cesare Saltini and Paola Rogliani},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={101-9}
}
The natural history of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is not well defined and its clinical course is variable. We sought to investigate the survival and incidence of acute exacerbations (AEs) and their significant predictors in newly diagnosed patients. 70 patients newly diagnosed with IPF were prospectively followed for at least 3 yrs. Baseline evaluation included Medical Research Council dyspnoea score (MRCDS), 6-min walk test, pulmonary function tests, all of which were repeated at 6… CONTINUE READING
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