Lung membrane diffusing capacity
, heart failure, and heart transplantation.
0001); C, diffusing capacity
for carbon monoxide (DLco) ([r.
After multivariable adjustment for age, sex, forced vital capacity, diffusing capacity
of the lung for carbon monoxide, and the presence of clinical domain features, only the presence of a UIP pattern remained significantly predictive of increased mortality risk in the entire IIP cohort (HR, 4.
The major types of pulmonary function tests include spirometry, measurement of lung volume and quantitation of diffusing capacity
3) DLCO: diffusing capacity
of the lungsfor carbon monoxide; FEVl:forced expiratory volume; FVC: forced vital capacity; ILD: interstitial lung disease; TLC: total lung capacity; WHO: World Health Organization.
Functional capacity did not worsen under bosentan treatment, both in patients with or without PAH; also, diffusing capacity
of carbon monoxide and six-minute walking test significantly improved at the end of 12th and 24th months (Table 2).
abAo: Abdominal aorta AR: At risk BMI: Body mass index Cat: Cathepsin CI: Confidence interval COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Cr: Creatinine Cys: Cystatin DLCO: Diffusing capacity
of the lung for carbon monoxide [DL.
In the 12 subjects who underwent lung-function testing, the range of the diffusing capacity
of the lung for carbon monoxide was 35.
4) More advanced disease can present with pulmonary hypertension, cor pulmonale, pulmonary function tests (PFTs) indicative of mixed obstructive, restrictive process and low carbon monoxide diffusing capacity
Pulmonary function tests assumed a restrictive pattern and a low diffusing capacity
1) Most patients demonstrate impaired gas exchange, as evidenced by low oxygen-haemoglobin saturation at rest or on exercise; hypoxaemia on arterial blood gas sampling; or impaired diffusing capacity
In addition, higher levels of seven or more ACPAs were significantly more common in patients with evidence of restriction on a pulmonary function test and/or decreased results on a diffusing capacity
of the lungs for carbon monoxide test compared with those without ILD (39% vs.
Of all the tests in the pulmonary function laboratory, the single breath diffusing capacity
using carbon monoxide, DLCO, is the test most prone to inter and intra laboratory error and variation due to both faulty technologist technique and to general difficulties and complexities in measurement.
1] percent predicted, residual volume (RV)/total lung capacity (TLC) ratio, and the single-breath diffusing capacity
of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) percent predicted .
Patients with cancer had a relatively reduced diffusing capacity
of the lung for carbon monoxide, reduced skeletal muscle strength, and lower ventilatory thresholds during exercise compared with HC (P < 0.