IPF results in progressive impairment in lung function and is fatal in the absence of lung transplantation, as no curative pharmacologic treatments are available. Lung transplantation is currently the only treatment option shown to confer survival benefit. For potential candidates for lung transplantation, early referral to transplant centers is recommended due to high waiting-list mortality. In addition, evaluation early in the course of the disease allows for a full assessment while the patient is stable.
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Cite this: Guy W. Soo Hoo, Zab Mosenifar. Fast Five Quiz: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment - Medscape - Dec 13, 2022.