Why I’ve Used Multiple Models to Track My IPF Progression

Why I’ve Used Multiple Models to Track My IPF Progression

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Why I’ve Used Multiple Models to Track My IPF Progression

When I learned that the prognosis for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients is about five years after diagnosis, I started wondering how my disease would progress. I didn’t think my progression would follow the usual, defined stages. I believed I would have an acute exacerbation and go directly from diagnosis to death. Traditional staging is determined by a patient’s forced vital capacity (FVC) test score. The test involves using a spirometry device to measure maximal…

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