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Provides current knowledge regarding diagnosis and management
Each chapter contains a summary and key points
Written by an international group of expert authors
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide delivers a concise review of our current understanding of disease pathogenesis and provides current evidence in the medical literature regarding its diagnosis and management. Each chapter includes key points and a summary aiming to update clinicians about various issues concerning the diagnosis and management of IPF. In addition to outlining the current state of knowledge, each chapter also provides a summary of ongoing research and identifies the needs for future research in the field. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide is an important new text that provides its readers with a better understanding of the pathobiology and natural history of IPF as it continues to evolve.
Chapter 1: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Historical Perspective.- Chapter 2: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: The Epidemiology and Natural History of Disease.- Chapter 3: Histopathology of IPF and Related Disorders.- Chapter 4: Imaging of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.- Chapter 5: The Keys to Making a Confident Diagnosis of IPF.- Chapter 6: Pulmonary Function Tests in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.- Chapter 7: The Role of Adaptive Immunity in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Hiding in Plain Sight.- Chapter 8: Mechanisms of Fibrosis in IPF.- Chapter 9: The Emerging Genetics of Interstitial Lung Disease.- Chapter 10: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Phenotypes.- Chapter 11: Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia and Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease: Similarities and Differences.- Chapter 12: Aging and IPF: What Is the Link?.- Chapter 13: Gastroesophageal Reflux and IPF.- Chapter 14: Pharmacological Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.- Chapter 15: Recognizing and Treating Comorbidities of IPF.- Chapter 16: The Role of Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Supplemental Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.- Chapter 17: Acute Exacerbation of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.- Chapter 18: Lung Transplantation for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.- Chapter 19: Evolving Genomics of Pulmonary Fibrosis.- Chapter 20: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Clinical Trials: Evolving Concepts.- Chapter 21: Future Directions in Basic and Clinical Science.