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Pulmonary function vascular index predicts prognosis in idiopathic interstitial pneumonia.

Corte, TJ; Wort, SJ; MacDonald, PS; Edey, A; Hansell, DM; Renzoni, E; Maher, TM; (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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Abstract

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.

Type: Article
Title: Pulmonary function vascular index predicts prognosis in idiopathic interstitial pneumonia.
Location: Australia
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02121.x
Language: English
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)
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1335219
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