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Burns, Suzanne M.
December 2006
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2006, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p65
Academic Journal
The article provides information on the causes and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). It discusses the proper diagnosis for the disease and managing IPF patients in the intensive care units. IPF is an interstitial lung disease which is caused by epithelial injury. The injury brings about fibrosis and lessening of the function of the lungs and even death. Some patients can be managed through the use of interferon gamma-1b and combination of steroids and azathioprine.


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