When should treatment be initiated in a patient who was diagnosed with IPF?

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Juergen Behr discusses when treatment should be initiated in patients diagnosed with IPF

I think if a patient has a safe diagnosis - a confident diagnosis of IPF - the risk of progression is so high that I would treat him from the very beginning. Of course you have to discuss that with the patient but if the diagnosis is clear-cut I think the treatment should start right on.