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Research Paper | Medicine Science | Albania | Volume 5 Issue 7, July 2016
Clinical Characteristics in Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema Syndrome vs Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients
Jolanda Nikolla MD | Hasan Hafizi
Abstract: Aim To identify differences between combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema syndrome (CPFE) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) by a retrospective comparison of clinical data including clinical characteristics and baseline changes in pulmonary function. Methods We studied demographic, clinical and physiologic features for two groups of patients, (total N=26) those with CPFE (7 males and 5 females) and them with IPF (5 males and 9 females). Results The mean age was nearly the same. Predominates males smokers in CPFE. IPF patients had lower FVC and MRC values and higher PO2 values. Conclusions CPFE syndrome is a distinct entity. These patient are severely ill and should be differentiate from them with IPF.
Keywords: Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 7, July 2016,
Pages: 26 - 28
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