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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; ... Wells, AU; + view all (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)

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