IPF diagnosis and antifibrotic treatment possible without SLB

Antifibrotic therapy can be started in patients with a working diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) without requiring surgical lung biopsy (SLB), respiratory physicians say. Their recommendation is based on a review of outcomes of patients who had possible usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) pattern on high-resolution CT imaging who received antifibrotics following consensus diagnosis by ...

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