Prognosis of patients with advanced idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis requiring mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure.

@article{Stern2001PrognosisOP,
  title={Prognosis of patients with advanced idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis requiring mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure.},
  author={Jean Baptiste Stern and Herv{\'e} Mal and Odile Groussard and Olivier Brugi{\`e}re and Armelle Marceau and Gilles J{\'e}brak and Michel Fournier},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2001},
  volume={120 1},
  pages={213-9}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the beneficial effect of mechanical ventilation (MV) in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who develop acute respiratory failure (ARF), with special emphasis on prognosis. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Ten-bed respiratory ICU that is a part of a respiratory department actively involved in lung transplantation (LTx). PATIENTS From 1991 to 1999, 23 patients (mean age, 52.9 years; range, 21 to 82 years) with IPF required MV for ARF. At… CONTINUE READING