Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: evidence-based guidelines for diagnosis and management

European Respiratory Society - ERS
European Respiratory Society (ERS)
Publication date:
30 September 2011


This document is an international evidence-based guideline on the diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and is a collaborative effort of the American Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory Society, the Japanese Respiratory Society, and the Latin American Thoracic Association. It represents the current state of knowledge regarding idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and contains sectionsondefinitionandepidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, natural history, staging and prognosis, treatment, and monitoring disease course.