[PDF] An Official ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT Clinical Practice Guideline: Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Source:
European Respiratory Society - ERS
Publisher:
American Thoracic Society;European Respiratory Society (ERS);Japanese Respiratory Society;Latin American Thoracic Association
Publication date:
15 July 2015

Abstract

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 sections on definition and epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, natural history, staging and prognosis, treatment, and monitoring disease course. The purpose of this guideline is to analyze evidence reported since publication of the prior guideline in 2011 and to update the treatment recommendations accordingly.