Pulmonary Rehabilitation for IPF as Effective as for COPD, Study Finds

Pulmonary Rehabilitation for IPF as Effective as for COPD, Study Finds

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation for IPF as Effective as for COPD, Study Finds

Pulmonary rehabilitation is as effective a treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) as it is for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a real-world study found. “Patients with IPF have similar completion rates and magnitude of response to pulmonary rehabilitation [to patients with COPD],” its scientists wrote. “These data reinforce the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with IPF.” The study, “Pulmonary rehabilitation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and COPD: a propensity matched real-world study,” was published in the…

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