Lung function in progressive systemic sclerosis is dominated by poorly compliant lungs and stiff airways.

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Pulmonary function was investigated in 24 patients with progressive systemic sclerosis. The lung volumes were measured by a body plethysmograph. Bronchial and parenchymal properties were studied by relating pulmonary resistance and lung volume to pulmonary elastic recoil pressure. Pulmonary mechanics and arterial blood gases were studied during graded… (More)

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@article{BlomBlow1985LungFI, title={Lung function in progressive systemic sclerosis is dominated by poorly compliant lungs and stiff airways.}, author={Berith Blom-B{\"{u}low and Bj{\"{o}rn Jonson and Katrin Brauer}, journal={European journal of respiratory diseases}, year={1985}, volume={66 1}, pages={1-8} }