EM1904D "Something Old, Something New… Acute Presentations of Interstitial Lung Disease" (IM GR-040519)

Interstitial lung diseases represent a varied corner of pulmonary medicine. Acute presentations of ILD, whether de novo ILD or an exacerbation of chronic ILD, can be dramatic and similar in their symptoms, level of hypoxemia, and most have poor prognoses for complete recovery. Treatments are often off-label, based on single or small case reports. More focus in clinical trials is warranted.

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Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Name the broad categories of acute interstitial lung disease as well as identify various causes of acute ILD
  • Define an IPF exacerbation
  • Identify possible causes of exacerbations of IPF as well as understand whether exacerbations are preventable
  • Discuss basic approaches to treatment of acute ILD, acute on chronic ILD, and especially acute exacerbations of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Corey Kershaw, M.D.Corey Kershaw, M.D.
Medical Director, MICU, Clements University Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Kershaw trained in pulmonary & critical care medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory in 2006. He joined the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at UT Southwestern in 2010 and is currently Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Clements University Hospital. Dr. Kershaw’s outpatient practice is part of the UTSW Interstitial Lung Disease Program.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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