Letters Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Authors’ reply to Riddell and colleagues

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g168 (Published 15 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g168
  1. Owen J Dempsey, consultant chest physician1,
  2. David Miller, clinical lecturer2
  1. 1Grampian Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN, UK
  2. 2Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
  1. owen.dempsey{at}nhs.net

We thank Riddell and colleagues for their important comments emphasising the role of lung transplantation in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).1 Space precluded detailed discussion of this topic, but it is tackled in the latest IPF guidelines, which recommend considering transplantation in all patients without absolute contraindications, with …

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