Importance: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a worldwide deadly disease with a mortality rate of nearly 100% without lung transplantation (IPF Foundation, 2020). The exact cause of this disease is unclear. Evidence has shown that IPF patients have a high risk of having abnormal acid reflux. Chronic acid reflux can worsen IPF prognosis.
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- Foster, Lillian (Author)
- Baker, Laurie (Thesis advisor)
- College of Nursing and Health Innovation (Contributor)
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