Investigations and outcomes in pulmonary fibrosis

December 2007
Thorax;Dec2007 Supp, Vol. 62, pA122
Academic Journal
The article presents abstracts on medical topics which include the survey of a multidisciplinary meeting for the diagnosis of interstitial lung disease, the relationship between right heart catheterization and non-invasive measures of pulmonary hypertension in patients with fibrosing lung disease, and lung transplant referrals for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.


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