Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323544313, 9780323544320

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

1st Edition

Authors: Jeffrey Swigris Kevin K Brown
eBook ISBN: 9780323544320
Paperback ISBN: 9780323544313
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 25th July 2018
Page Count: 142

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Designed with the practicing clinician in mind, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis provides a succinct, easy-to-digest overview of this challenging condition in which the cause of thickening lung tissue is unknown. This concise resource by Drs. Kevin K. Brown and Jeff Swigris provides essential information for the physician who sees pulmonary fibrosis patients, including epidemiology, genetics and biomarkers, pathology, diagnosis, disease monitoring, and therapeutics intended to improve the patient’s lifespan and quality of life.

Key Features

  • Covers the process of making the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, as well as IPF look-alikes: uncharacterized PF, CTD-ILD, and cHP.
  • Details today’s available therapeutics, including Rx, rehabilitation, O2, Tx, and treating comorbidities: OSA, GERD, and PH.
  • Consolidates today’s available information on this timely topic into one convenient resource.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction

2. Epidemiology of IPF/ILD

3. Mechanisms of Fibrosis

4. Genetics of IPF

5. HRCT in IPF

6. Pathology of IPF

7. Making the Diagnosis of IPF

8. IPF Look-Alikes: Uncharacterized PF, CTD-ILD and cHP

9. Natural History of IPF and Disease Monitoring

10. Biomarkers in IPF

11. Therapeutics (Rx, Rehabilitation, O2, Tx, and Treating Comorbidities: OSA, GERD, PH)


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About the Authors

Jeffrey Swigris

Kevin K Brown

Affiliations and Expertise

National Jewish Health