Pulmonary (99m)Tc-DTPA aerosol clearance and survival in usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP).

@article{Moulko2001PulmonaryA,
  title={Pulmonary (99m)Tc-DTPA aerosol clearance and survival in usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP).},
  author={Nesrin Moğulkoç and Martin H. Brutsche and Paul William Bishop and Brian Murby and Mervyn Greaves and Anne Horrocks and Michael Wilson and Cecelia McCullough and Margaret Forney Prescott and Jim J. J. Egan},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2001},
  volume={56 12},
  pages={916-23}
}
BACKGROUND Clearance of inhaled technetium 99m-labelled diethylenetriamine penta-acetic acid ((99m)Tc-DTPA) from the lungs is a potential indicator of disease progression in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). METHODS We prospectively analysed the usefulness of this technique for predicting survival in 106 non-smoking patients with usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) pattern IPF diagnosed by high resolution CT (HRCT) scanning or histological examination (M/F 65/41, mean (SD) age… CONTINUE READING

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