TITLE

2011 - Review: Current drug treatments do not reduce mortality in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

AUTHOR(S)
Lipchik, Randolph J.
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;6/21/2011, Vol. 154 Issue 6, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a study by Raghu G. and colleagues which showed that current drug treatments were not helpful in reducing mortality in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The study showed that for treating patients with IPF clinicians should use pulmonary rehabilitation, treatment of hypoxemia, and lung transplantation. It also showed that the current drug treatments also increased the risk for adverse effects.
ACCESSION #
65456999

 

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