Collapsed Lung Can Be Difficult to Treat in IPF, Linked to Poorer Outcomes

Collapsed Lung Can Be Difficult to Treat in IPF, Linked to Poorer Outcomes

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Collapsed Lung Can Be Difficult to Treat in IPF, Linked to Poorer Outcomes

People with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who have had a collapsed lung, a condition known as pneumothorax, are at risk of recurring collapses, and those needing tube drainage are more likely to have poorer outcomes, a study reported. The study, “Pneumothorax in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a real-world experience,” was published in the journal BMC Pulmonary Medicine. Pneumothorax is marked by a portion of a lung, or the entire organ, collapsing due to air that leaks…

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