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Reproducibility of Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT) in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (PFTs in IPF)


General Information

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Background Information

This research study is being done because we would like to prove that PFTs are accurate and do not significantly change day to day. Furthermore, we would like to explore the subgroup of PFT results to determine if there are better markers of disease progression in IPF than the ones used commonly.

Offered At

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Clinic, 3300 Gallows Road , Falls Church, VA 22042

Principal Investigator

Steven Nathan, MD

Eligibility Information

Eligibility Information (brief):

  • Diagnosis of IPF
  • Age > 18
  • Ability to perform Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT)

Ineligibility Information

Ineligibility information (brief):

  • Recent thoracic or abdominal surgery (within 3 months of screening)
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary embolism within 3 months of screening
  • Hemoptysis of unknown origin currently