SUSPECT PULMONARY FIBROSIS
—a common threat across a wide range of interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), including connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung diseases (CTD-ILDs). Pulmonary fibrosis can become a key driver of irreversible harm and early mortality, and calls for urgent identification and intervention.1-4Find out more about the critical threat
How to break bad news to your patients
Breaking bad news in pulmonary fibrosis can be difficult for both patients and physicians.
Professor Walter Baile, psychiatrist and co-founder of the SPIKES model leads us
through a communications approach to help improve conversations.
THE CRITICAL THREAT OF PULMONARY FIBROSIS
See what Vincent Cottin, Professor of Respiratory Medicine, has to say about the threat of pulmonary fibrosis across a range of ILDs
PREVALENCE & PROGRESSION OF PULMONARY FIBROSIS
See what Clive Kelly, Senior Lecturer, has to say about the prevalence of pulmonary fibrosis in patients with connective tissue diseases
YOUR VIGILANCE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Pulmonary fibrosis is an insidious, unpredictable threat.
Understand the pathophysiology of pulmonary fibrosis and hear an
expert's view on the threat across a range of ILDs.
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