Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Treated for GERD Survive Longer
Posted Jul 29 2011 7:01pm
The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (7/21/2011) reported use of reflux medications was an independent predictor of improved x-ray findings as well as longer survival. These findings support the hypothesis that reflux plays an important role in IPF.
This adds to the evidence that lung (pulmonary) problems are closely associated with GERD.