Ensemble contre FPI – Accompagner les patients atteints de Fibrose Pulmonaire Idiopathique
While IPF is relatively rare, there are still more than 15,000 people in the UK living with the disease today* (*Navaratnam V. et al. Thorax 2O11; 66: 462–467.)
47% of IPF patients experience breathlessness for at least two years before being diagnosed[3o8/66o]* (*British Thoracic Society, BTS Lung Disease Registry Programme, 2o16.)
1/3 of patients surveyed said they did not feel clear about the treatment options available when they were diagnosed[67/228]* (*Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis, Working together: delivering a better future for patients with IPF, 2O15.)
A lung transplant can be a cure for IPF, but it is a major operation and only a minority of patients are eligible* (*Raghu G, Collard H, Egan J, et al. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2O11; 183: 7888–824.)