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    du Bois Score for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Mortality

    Determines 1-year mortality in IPF patients using PFT and clinical indicators.
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    1-year prognostication of IPF patients needing lung transplantation.

    The du Bois Score is more specific, but less sensitive, compared to the GAP Index for predicting mortality.

    Simple, internally validated tool for determining IPF prognosis and guiding clinical management using longitudinal data.

    <60 years
    0
    60-69 years
    +4
    ≥70 years
    +8
    No
    0
    Yes
    +14
    ≥80%
    0
    66-79%
    +8
    51-65%
    +13
    ≤50%
    +18
    ≤-10%
    +21
    -5% - -9.9%
    +10
    ≥-4.9%
    0

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    Higher scores correspond to a greater need for transplantation and other treatments.

    About the Creator
    Dr. Roland du Bois
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