IPF Hospitalizations Linked to 8 Times Higher Mortality Risk

IPF Hospitalizations Linked to 8 Times Higher Mortality Risk

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IPF Hospitalizations Linked to 8 Times Higher Mortality Risk

People with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) have an eight times higher risk of mortality during hospitalizations or within three months of being discharged than outside this time window, a U.S. study has found. The risks were even greater for patients who were admitted to the hospital for a respiratory cause, or who received ventilatory support, meaning they were kept on a machine to help with breathing. “What we need to do is figure out why…

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