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Possible Interventions for Patients with IPF

Namrata Patel, MD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, discusses possible interventions for patients with IPF.

References and Resources
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Gharaee-Kermani M, Gyetko MR, Hu B, Phan SH, New insights into the pathogenesis and treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a potential role for stem cells in the lung parenchyma and implications for therapy. Pharm Res. 2007 May;24(5):819-41.
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Seo Y, Abe S, Kurahara M, Okada D, Saito Y, Usuki J, Azuma A, Koizumi K, Kudoh S, Beneficial effect of polymyxin B-immobilized fiber column (PMX) hemoperfusion treatment on acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Intern Med. 2006;45(18):1033-8. Epub 2006 Oct 16.
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