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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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  • Edited by Ulrich Costabel, Bruno Crestani and Athol U. Wells  
    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a steadily progressive and ultimately fatal disease of unknown origin. Recent years have seen advances in our understanding of IPF and a number of guidelines have been published. But many questions remain unanswered, particularly surrounding probable versus definite IPF. This Monograph aims to discuss the latest achievements in IPF, and covers key diagnostic issues, staging of the disease, complications and comorbidities, treatment, unmet patient needs and perspectives for the future. This book will be of interest to all clinicians and researchers in this area.

    Contents list:
    1. Epidemiology
    2. Genetics
    3. Pathogenesis 
    4. Key diagnostic issues
    5. Histopathology and cryobiopsy
    6. Bronchoalveloar lavage 
    7. Imaging
    8. The evaluation of disease severity/staging for prognosis
    9. Monitoring 
    10. Biomarkers
    11. Acute exacerbations
    12. Cancer 
    13. Pulmonary hypertension
    14. CPFE: distinctive and non-distinctive features
    15. Other comorbidities 
    16. Pharmacological management
    17. Symptom management: dyspnoea and cough
    18. Nonpharmacological interventions: rehabilitation, palliative care and transplantation
    19. Key patients' needs: a patient's perspective
    20. Key ongoing issues in trial design
    21. Perspectives for the future

     
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