[Diagnosis of ILD].

Geiser, Thomas; Guler, Sabina (2016). [Diagnosis of ILD]. Therapeutische Umschau, 73(1), pp. 7-10. Huber 10.1024/0040-5930/a000748

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The diagnosis of ILD is complex and needs a close collaboration between the pulmologist, the radiologist and the pathologist. However, and most importantly, the general practitioner needs to think about the possibility of ILD if a patient presents with increasing shortness of breath, dry cough and bilateral, basal crackles on lung auscultation. Further work-up by the pulmonologist may confirm and classify the ILD by a detailled patient history, lung function tests, CT scans and bronchoscopy, or even surgical lung biospies, if needed. A multidisciplinary discussion (MDD) is becoming the gold standard in diagnosing ILD and deciding about appropriate treatment, in particular regarding the novel antifibrotic therapies for IPF.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Pneumology

UniBE Contributor:

Geiser, Thomas and Guler, Sabina

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0040-5930

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Rahel Holderegger

Date Deposited:

22 Mar 2017 15:33

Last Modified:

30 Sep 2017 16:02

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0040-5930/a000748

PubMed ID:

26884214

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/93082

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