Combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema.

  title={Combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema.},
  author={Spyridon A Papiris and Christina Triantafillidou and Effrosyni D. Manali and Likourgos F Kolilekas and Katerina Baou and Konstantinos Kagouridis and Demosthenes Bouros},
  journal={Expert review of respiratory medicine},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={19-31; quiz 32}
The advent of computed tomography permitted recognition of the coexistence of pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE). Emphysema is usually encountered in the upper lobes preceding fibrosis of the lower lobes, and patients are smokers, predominantly male, with distinct physiologic profile characterized by preserved lung volumes and markedly reduced diffusion capacity. Actually, the term CPFE is reserved for the coexistence of any type and grade of radiological pulmonary emphysema and the… CONTINUE READING


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