Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Historical Perspective.
Chapter 2: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: The Epidemiology and Natural History of Disease.
Chapter 3: Histopathology of IPF and Related Disorders.
Chapter 4: Imaging of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Chapter 5: The Keys to Making a Confident Diagnosis of IPF.
Chapter 6: Pulmonary Function Tests in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Chapter 7: The Role of Adaptive Immunity in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Hiding in Plain Sight.
Chapter 8: Mechanisms of Fibrosis in IPF.
Chapter 9: The Emerging Genetics of Interstitial Lung Disease.
Chapter 10: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Phenotypes.
Chapter 11: Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia and Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease: Similarities and Differences.
Chapter 12: Aging and IPF: What Is the Link?.
Chapter 13: Gastroesophageal Reflux and IPF.
Chapter 14: Pharmacological Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Chapter 15: Recognizing and Treating Comorbidities of IPF.
Chapter 16: The Role of Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Supplemental Oxygen Therapy in the Treatment of Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Chapter 17: Acute Exacerbation of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Chapter 18: Lung Transplantation for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Chapter 19: Evolving Genomics of Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Chapter 20: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Clinical Trials: Evolving Concepts.
Chapter 21: Future Directions in Basic and Clinical Science. . Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide delivers a concise review of our current understanding of disease pathogenesis and provides current evidence in the medical literature regarding its diagnosis and management. Each chapter includes key points and a summary aiming to update clinicians about various issues concerning the diagnosis and management of IPF. In addition to outlining the current state of knowledge, each chapter also provides a summary of ongoing research and identifies the needs for future research in the field. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide is an important new text that provides its readers with a better understanding of the pathobiology and natural history of IPF as it continues to evolve.