Measured diffusion capacity versus prediction equation estimates in blacks without lung disease.

@article{Pesola2004MeasuredDC,
  title={Measured diffusion capacity versus prediction equation estimates in blacks without lung disease.},
  author={Gene R. Pesola and Yisa Sunmonu and Gladstone Huggins and Jean G. Ford},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={71 5},
  pages={
          484-92
        }
}
BACKGROUND Lung volumes in African-Americans are on average 10-15% less than in Caucasians for the same height and are race corrected accordingly. Despite this fact, prediction equation estimates (PEE) of diffusion capacity of CO (DL(CO)) developed in Caucasians are not adjusted for lung volume in the black population. This could result in healthy blacks being labeled as abnormal. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that healthy black subjects might be labeled as abnormal using three commonly… CONTINUE READING

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