Lung Function Not Closely Linked to Walking Ability in IPF

Lung Function Not Closely Linked to Walking Ability in IPF

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Lung Function Not Closely Linked to Walking Ability in IPF

Severely reduced lung function is not closely related to walking ability in people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a new study indicates. The findings also point to a need to include patients with severely reduced lung function in IPF clinical trials, researchers said. The study, “Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients with severe physiologic impairment: characteristics and outcomes,” was published in Respiratory Research. According to researchers, there is a lack of a widely accepted system for rating the…

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