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Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) is a common parameter used to assess disease progression in patients with Interstitial lung disease (ILD) and acts as a surrogate for mortality. Previous studies suggest Functional Residual Capacity (FRC) may be an earlier predictor of disease progression in ILD. In this study, we compared predictive ability of baseline FRC to FVC to predict one-year-mortality and respiratory related hospitalization in patients with mild to moderate ILD
interstitial lung disease
Critical Care | Pulmonology
Gomez Rojas OR, Naeem E, Ionescu F, Castillo E, Nair GB. A study to compare baseline functional residual capacity and forced vital capacity as a predictor of mortality and hospitalization in a cohort of mild to moderate interstitial lung disease. American Thoracic Society 2022 International Conference; 2022 May 13-18; San Francisco, CA.