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Longer hospital stay and fewer transplants for frail ILD patients

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Dr Karan Chohan, University of Toronto, Canada

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ERS 2020
Many patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) suffer from frailty. A retrospective, cohort study assessed the outcome of frail ILD patients compared with patients without frailty after an acute exacerbation of their disease and found that frailty is associated with a longer hospital stay and a reduced likelihood of transplant [1].  Frailty is a biological syndrome characterised by a decreased physiological reserve for several stressors, which has been associated with a higher risk of adverse health outcomes. However, the evaluation of frailty in the setting of an acute exacerbation of ILD has not been evaluated until now [2,3]. Yet, identifying frail patients admitted with an ILD exacerbation may help with decision-making in this difficult-to-treat population. Thus, Dr Karan Chohan (University of Toronto, Canada) and his team set out to explore the prevalence of frailty in admitted ILD patients with acute exacerbations and evaluate its associat...


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