Comparison of three groups of patients with usual interstitial pneumonia.

@article{Alhamad2012ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of three groups of patients with usual interstitial pneumonia.},
  author={Esam Hamad Alhamad and Feisal Abdulla Al-Kassimi and Ahmad Amer Alboukai and Emad Raddaoui and Mohammed Saleh Al-Hajjaj and Waseem Hajjar and Shaffi Ahmed Shaik},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={106 11},
  pages={1575-85}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with lungdominant connective tissue disease (LD-CTD) with a usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) who do not meet the criteria for any form of CTD, and to compare these parameters with those of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF/UIP) and CTD-associated-UIP. METHODS We conducted a prospective study on 118 patients diagnosed with UIP [LD-CTD, n = 28; CTDUIP, n = 29; and IPF/UIP, n = 61]. We compared the… CONTINUE READING
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