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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

A Comprehensive Clinical Guide

  • Keith C. Meyer
  • Steven D. Nathan
  • Fully updated information on diagnosis and management of IPF, including six new chapters

  • Includes new coverage of interstitial lung disease classification, biomarkers in IPF, new concepts in disease pathogenesis, and the genetic underpinnings of the disease

  • Written by an international group of expert authors


Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Michael P. Mohning, Jeffrey J. Swigris, Amy L. Olson
    Pages 11-35
  3. Amir Lagstein, Jeffrey L. Myers
    Pages 37-60
  4. Jonathan H. Chung, Jeffrey P. Kanne
    Pages 61-83
  5. Francesco Bonella, Fabiano di Marco, Paolo Spagnolo
    Pages 85-95
  6. Marcus W. Butler, Michael P. Keane
    Pages 97-131
  7. Nathan Sandbo
    Pages 133-182
  8. Traci N. Adams, Christine Kim Garcia
    Pages 183-206
  9. Gabriel Ibarra, Jose D. Herazo-Maya, Naftali Kaminski
    Pages 207-239
  10. Shweta Sood, Tonya D. Russell, Adrian Shifren
    Pages 241-271
  11. Christopher S. King, Shambhu Aryal, Steven D. Nathan
    Pages 273-297
  12. Jamie Sheth, Anish Wadhwa, Kevin R. Flaherty
    Pages 299-323
  13. Andrea Smargiassi, Giuliana Pasciuto, Emanuele Giovanni Conte, Mariarita Andreani, Roberta Marra, Luca Richeldi
    Pages 325-364
  14. Keith C. Meyer, Steven D. Nathan
    Pages 365-378
  15. Joyce S. Lee
    Pages 379-387
  16. Joyce S. Lee, Harold R. Collard
    Pages 401-417
  17. Daniela J. Lamas, David J. Lederer
    Pages 419-432
  18. Paolo Spagnolo, Elisabetta Cocconcelli, Vincent Cottin
    Pages 433-453

About this book


This book is a comprehensive guide to our current understanding of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), its disease pathogenesis, genetic underpinnings, diagnosis, and management. Since the first edition, many new developments have occurred in the understanding and management of this serious disease, revising our understanding of how it presents, manifests, and reacts to certain treatments. This second edition is fully updated with six new chapters by our team of international, expert authors. New topics include: classification of interstitial lung disease, pulmonary function tests in IPF, biomarkers, clinical phenotypes, mimics, and a discussion of clinical trials. Each chapter additionally includes a brief summary of ongoing research and potential future directions. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for clinicians who desire a deeper understanding of IPF in order to better help their patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Keith C. Meyer
    • 1
  • Steven D. Nathan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public HealthMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplant ProgramInova Fairfax HospitalFalls ChurchUSA

About the editors

Keith C. Meyer, MD is a professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is volume editor of three successful Springer books: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Gastroesophageal Reflux and the Lung, and Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome in Lung Transplantation

Steven D. Nathan, MD is professor of medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Inova Campus and director of the Lung Transplant and Advanced Lung Disease programs. He is also volume editor of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and the upcoming Guide to Clinical Management of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (with Springer Healthcare)

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Book Subtitle A Comprehensive Clinical Guide
  • Editors Keith C. Meyer
    Steven D. Nathan
  • Series Title Respiratory Medicine
  • Series Abbreviated Title Respiratory Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-99974-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-99975-3
  • Series ISSN 2197-7372
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-7380
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XVII, 475
  • Number of Illustrations 29 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pneumology/Respiratory System
    Primary Care Medicine
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


“This is likely one of the most comprehensive and complete books on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis currently available, and it should be extremely useful to pulmonologists and researchers who are interested in the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of this fatal disease.” (Santosh Dhungana, Doody's Book Reviews, April 26, 2019)