S13 Sole use of forced vital capacity as per national institute of health and care excellence criteria disadvantage 2 in 5 people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

N Chaudhuri, A Duck, M Greaves, CT Leonard
2013 Thorax  
Results 385 patients were referred for MDT review from 2005 to 2008 (n = 167) and 2011 to 2013 (n = 218). Usual Interstitial Pneumonia (UIP) was the pre-MDT diagnosis in 144 (37%) cases. Post-MDT 71 (49%) individuals had their diagnosis altered, leading to a change of treatment in 37 (52%) cases. A further 3 patients were referred for biopsy. One individual died pre-MDT and therefore was not discussed. Of the 68 cases referred with no diagnosis multidisciplinary consensus was reached in 60
more » ... cases. The remaining 172 were referred with a range of aetiologies. Conclusion Our findings support ARS/ERS consensus guidelines 1 which strongly advise the implementation of multidisciplinary discussion in the care of the individual with interstitial lung disease.
doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2013-204457.19 fatcat:5y32u7nvxzhnxl3j7fwu7anvey