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145 Possible Causes for Decreased Diffusion Capacity of the Lung

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Education Acute respiratory... Acute respiratory distress syndrome Practice Easily Missed? BMJ 2017 ; 359 doi: (Published 16 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5055 John G Laffey , consultant anaesthetist and , professor of anaesthesia 1 2 3 , Cheryl Misak , professor of philosophy 4 , Brian P Kavanagh ,[…][bmj.com]

  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

    Over a mean of 2.5 years before beginning sirolimus therapy, the mean ( SE) FEV1 decreased by 2.8% 0.8% predicted and diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (Dlco[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] RESULTS: Thirty-five women were studied (aged 45.2 8.5 years; FEV1, 82% 25%; diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide, 64% 25% predicted).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The most common abnormalities on pulmonary function tests were decreased diffusing capacity of carbon monoxide (83%), hypoxemia (57%), and airway obstruction (51%).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chronic Interstitial Lung Disease

    Restrictive pattern in pulmonary function tests: Decreased total lung capacity (TLC) Decreased forced vital capacity (FVC) Decreased diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon[pathologyoutlines.com] Pulmonary function tests usually show a restrictive defect with decreased diffusion capacity ( DLCO ).[en.wikipedia.org] Manifestations of chronic respiratory syndrome: Chronic dyspnea Dry cough Fatigue Digital clubbing Abnormal chest auscultation End inspiratory fine crackles in bibasilar lung[pathologyoutlines.com]

  • Bronchitis

    Other test abnormalities may include Increased total lung capacity Increased functional residual capacity Increased residual volume Decreased vital capacity Decreased single-breath[msdmanuals.com] diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DL co ) Findings of increased total lung capacity, functional residual capacity, and residual volume can help distinguish COPD from[msdmanuals.com] Additional pulmonary function testing is necessary only in specific circumstances, such as before lung volume reduction surgery.[msdmanuals.com]

  • Acute Bronchitis

    Other test abnormalities may include Increased total lung capacity Increased functional residual capacity Increased residual volume Decreased vital capacity Decreased single-breath[msdmanuals.com] diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DL co ) Findings of increased total lung capacity, functional residual capacity, and residual volume can help distinguish COPD from[msdmanuals.com] Additional pulmonary function testing is necessary only in specific circumstances, such as before lung volume reduction surgery.[msdmanuals.com]

  • Decreased Diffusion Capacity of the Lung

    Lung spirometry parameters and diffusion capacity are decreased in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine, 29 (2), 212-219.[scholars.northwestern.edu] , vital capacity and diffusion capacity.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Lung spirometry parameters and diffusion capacity are decreased in patients with Type 2 diabetes. / Klein, O. L. ; Kalhan, Ravi ; Williams, M.[scholars.northwestern.edu]

  • Hypoxia

    Both obstructive and restrictive physiology and decreased diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLco) have been reported.[bloodjournal.org]

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    People with COPD also exhibit a decrease in diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) due to decreased surface area in the alveoli, as well as damage to the[en.wikipedia.org] A descriptive term for a patient with COPD and severe emphysema, who has a pink complexion and dyspnea; PPs have increased residual lung capacity and volume, decreased elastic[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Other test abnormalities may include Increased total lung capacity Increased functional residual capacity Increased residual volume Decreased vital capacity Decreased single-breath[merckmanuals.com]

  • Pulmonary Emphysema

    People with COPD also exhibit a decrease in diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) due to decreased surface area in the alveoli, as well as damage to the[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Chronic Bronchitis

    Marked declines in forced vital capacity and air-flow limitation were associated with decreased diffusing capacity of the lung for CO, hypoxemia, and hypercapnia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Other test abnormalities may include Increased total lung capacity Increased functional residual capacity Increased residual volume Decreased vital capacity Decreased single-breath[msdmanuals.com] Chest roentgenograms of the patient showed diffuse reticulo-nodular shadows partially super-imposed by calcified reticular opacities.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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