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    • Calcs that help predict probability of a diseaseDiagnosis
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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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    Why Use

    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.


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

    Dr. Roland du Bois

    About the Creator

    Roland M. Dubois, MD, is a professor of respiratory medicine and senior research investigator at Imperial College in London. Previously, he was a professor at National Jewish Health in Denver and Consultant Physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital. Dr. du Bois advises on studies of innovative therapy for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and conducts research on genetics, pathogenesis and treatment of interstitial lung diseases.

    To view Dr. Roland du Bois's publications, visit PubMed

    About the Creator
    Dr. Roland du Bois