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Title: Emphysema with minor airway obstruction and abnormal tests of small airway disease
Authors: Demedts, Maurice ×
Cosemans, Jan
De Roo, Michel
Billiet, Leon
van de Woestijne, K P #
Issue Date: Jun-1978
Series Title: Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases vol:35 issue:3 pages:148-57
Abstract: In 9 patients complaining primarily of exertional dyspnea, the diagnosis of early emphysema was made on the basis of a decrease of the elastic recoil of the lung and of the single breath diffusing capacity, in the presence of only minor airway obstruction as estimated from the routine pulmonary function tests. Closing volume, the alveolar plateau, dynamic compliance and maximal flow at 50% of the vital capacity were markedly abnormal; the maximal flow-static recoil pressure relationships suggest, however, that none of the patients suffered from small airway disease. We conclude that one should systematically consider early emphysema in the differential diagnosis of small airway disease.
ISSN: 0025-7931
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Pneumology
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