Emphysema index in a cohort of patients with no recognizable lung disease: influence of age.

@article{Hochhegger2012EmphysemaII,
  title={Emphysema index in a cohort of patients with no recognizable lung disease: influence of age.},
  author={Bruno Hochhegger and Giordano Rafael Tronco Alves and Klaus Irion and Jos{\'e} da Silva Moreira and Edson Marchiori},
  journal={Jornal brasileiro de pneumologia : publicacao oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia},
  year={2012},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={494-502}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of age on pulmonary emphysema, based on the values of the emphysema index (EI) in a cohort of patients who had never smoked and who had no recognizable lung disease. METHODS We reviewed the CT scans, reported as normal, of 315 patients. Exclusion criteria were a history of smoking, cardiorespiratory disease, and… CONTINUE READING