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What is the natural progression of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis on Chest CT?

IPF patients become aware of disease when becoming symptomatic with cough and dyspnea. By then, CT often shows advanced fibrosis. It is important to know how long the patient had changes on CT before becoming symptomatic and finding clues to predict progression versus stability - for ex. the size of the pulmonary artery. This becomes more important now that the FDA has approved 2 medications which slow the progression... more »

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What factors contribute to the disparate respiratory (and cardiovascular) outcomes of infants born prematurely?

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Infants born at <28 weeks of gestation who survive can experience long-term impacts from subtle abnormalities in respiratory function to profound disability including asthma, early COPD, or long-term dependence on mechanical ventilation. It is unclear how maternal environmental exposures, geographic differences, social factors, or genetic predisposition in the pre-conceptional period or during pregnancy might contribute... more »

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Should simple spirometry be the 5th vital sign in the elderly?

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Both COPD and interstitial lung diseases (ILD)’s such as interstitial pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) are diseases of aging and more common in the elderly. For these reasons, lung function should be obtained in the elderly at every visit. Research Question: Does simple spirometry help us identify patients with lung disease early in the course of their disease.

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