Evaluation of pulmonary disease using static lung volumes in primary ciliary dyskinesia.

@article{Pifferi2012EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of pulmonary disease using static lung volumes in primary ciliary dyskinesia.},
  author={Massimo Pifferi and Andrew Bush and Giovanni Pioggia and Davide Caramella and Gennaro Tartarisco and Maria Di Cicco and Marta Zangani and Iolanda Chinellato and F. Maggi and Giovanna Tezza and Pierantonio Macchia and Attilio Loris Boner},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 11},
  pages={993-9}
}
BACKGROUND In primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) lung damage is usually evaluated by high-resolution CT (HRCT). OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether HRCT abnormalities and Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection were better predicted by spirometry or plethysmography. METHODS A cross-sectional study performed in consecutive patients with PCD who underwent sputum culture… CONTINUE READING