The diagnosis and treatment of a specific type of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) can be a challenge, especially because these diseases are relatively rare.
The following patient cases are taken from real clinical experience and lead you through the complete history of the case including the necessary examinations, diagnosis and treatment of the patients. The included questions allow you to put yourself in the position of the treating physician and compare your answers with the decisions that were taken in the situation presented.
Please select a case and explore ePatCare® ILD
|1||Case of Early IPF||Maria Molina-Molina||View|
|2||Longitudinal Case of IPF||Bernard Aguilaniu and Benoit Wallaert||View|
|3||Case of IPF with HRCT Pattern of “Inconsistent with UIP”||Nik Hirani||View|
|4||Case of Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema (CPFE)||Claus Peter Heussel and Michael Kreuter||View|
|5||Keeping it in the Family - A Case of Familial Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis||Venerino Poletti||View|
|6||Trials and the Tyranny of Arbitrary Cut-offs in IPF||David Thickett||View|
|7||Acute on Chronic: A Case of IPF and Acute Exacerbation||Michael Kreuter||View|
|8||The Importance of Diagnosing IPF: In Every Challenge There Lies an Opportunity||José A.R. Portal||View|
|9||UIP or not UIP Pattern: That is not the Only Question!||Stéphane Jouneau||View|
|10||To Treat or not to Treat? IPF and Preserved Lung Function||Toby Maher||View|
|11||Combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE): an increasingly diagnosed condition||G.E. Carpagnano, E.V. Sassani||View|
|12||IPF without honeycombing on HRCT||D. Bouros & V. Tzilas||View|
|13||IPF with FVC>90% predicted||D. Bouros & V. Tzilas||View|
|14||IPF and concomitant emphysema||D. Bouros & V. Tzilas||View|
Are you looking for more IPF patient cases? Please explore the product website.
Additional interactive patient cases can be found on WASOG.org, the official website of the World Association for Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders.
In case you also have an interesting diagnostic case to contribute, please send an outline of your anonymised case to PMePatCareIPF.DE@boehringer-ingelheim.com.
The cases have been programmed using the software ePatCare® ILD. The format of the tool enables a unique understanding of the respective patient case with emphasis on the various important aspects leading to the final diagnosis. In addition, evaluation of the case by the author and test questions are provided.
The cases can also be downloaded and stored on your computer. Please download the easy-to-use software ePatCare® to create and share your own patient cases.
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