Recent studies described a progressive decline in lung volumes in adult bronchiectasis. Interstitial lung disease is also a feature of bronchiectasis, but whether this is associated with a decline in lung diffusing capacity (measured as the diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide [D(LCO)]) is not well known. OBJECTIVE: To assess longitudinal decline in diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (D(LCO)) in adult bronchiectasis. METHODS: Sixty-one subjects had a detailed baseline clinical and laboratory assessment, then were followed regularly with clinical and lung-function assessment for a median 7 years.
|Pages (from-to)||1686 - 1692|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|