The accuracy of the clinical diagnosis of new-onset idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other interstitial lung disease: A prospective study.

@article{Raghu1999TheAO,
  title={The accuracy of the clinical diagnosis of new-onset idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other interstitial lung disease: A prospective study.},
  author={Ganesh Raghu and Yolanda N Mageto and Dan Lockhart and Rodney A. Schmidt and Douglas E. Wood and J. David Godwin},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1999},
  volume={116 5},
  pages={1168-74}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES Presently, surgical (open or thoracoscopic) lung biopsy (SLB) is the gold standard for the diagnosis of new-onset idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other interstitial lung diseases (ILDs). The accuracy of a clinical diagnosis of IPF and other subsets of ILD has never been established in prospective studies. We investigated the accuracy and validity of a clinical diagnosis of IPF and ILD other than IPF. DESIGN Prospective, independent evaluation of patients and clinical… CONTINUE READING

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