Corte, TJ and Wort, SJ and MacDonald, PS and Edey, A and Hansell, DM and Renzoni, E and Maher, TM and Nicholson, AG and Bandula, S and Bresser, P and Wells, AU (2012) Pulmonary function vascular index predicts prognosis in idiopathic interstitial pneumonia. Respirology , 17 (4) 674 - 680. 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02121.x.
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Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is associated with increased mortality in fibrotic idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP). We hypothesize that baseline K(CO) (diffusing capacity of carbon monoxide/alveolar volume) and 6-month decline in K(CO) reflect PH, thus predicting mortality in IIP.
|Title:||Pulmonary function vascular index predicts prognosis in idiopathic interstitial pneumonia.|
|Keywords:||Aged, Female, Fibrosis, Humans, Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias, Kaplan-Meier Estimate, Male, Middle Aged, Prognosis, Pulmonary Diffusing Capacity, Pulmonary Emphysema, Respiratory Function Tests, Tomography, X-Ray Computed|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Medicine (Division of)|
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