Epidemiology of IPF, Incidence, Prevalence and Mortality: Use of Capture Recapture Methods Advance Research (Capture/ReCapture)
PI(s): Daniel Kass, University of Pittsburgh; Faina Linkov, Duquesne University
Project Summary: Our first goal is to determine the incidence, prevalence, and mortality from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in Allegheny County, PA using capture-recapture method and to examine the following hypotheses:
Second, using Simmons Registry (N=1150), we seek to establish the pilot study on the contribution of various risk factors to IPF morbidity, mortality, and acute deterioration.
Sponsor: Multiple industry partners