Fast Five Quiz: Interstitial Nonidiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Management

Setu K. Patolia, MD, MPH


February 12, 2021

Early evaluation for lung transplant should be considered in patients with advanced disease that is refractory to medical therapy. Patients with IPF have a shorter median time on lung transplant waiting lists than patients with other diagnoses; however, they have a higher mortality rate.

Several studies have described improved survival with double-lung transplant compared with single-lung transplant in pulmonary fibrosis. However, a recent study examining recipients concurrently listed for single-lung transplant and double-lung transplant found that overall survival was similar regardless of procedure.

Learn more about the surgical care of patients with DPLD.


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