Pulmonary Medicine / 2017 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Role of Transbronchial Lung Cryobiopsies in Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases: Interest of a Sequential Approach

Table 1

Clinical characteristics of the patients ().

GenderMale (%)14 (47)

Age, yearsMedian (range)62 (26–80)

Smoking historyCurrent (%)3 (10)
Former (%)17 (57)
Never (%)10 (33)

BMIMedian (range)29 (17–39)

FVC, % predicted valueMedian (range)73 (54–104)

DLCo, % predicted valueMedian (range)50 (30–76)

HRCTTypical UIP (%)1 (3)
Possible UIP (%)5 (17)
Inconsistent UIP (%)24 (80)

Number of biopsies/patientMean (range)4,2 (2–5)

Size of biopsies (mm2)By specimen Mean
(range)
16,6
(9,5–40)
By patient Mean
(range)
71,0
(42–106)

BMI: body mass index; HRCT: high resolution chest tomography; FVC: forced vital capacity; DLCO: diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide.