Static Lung Compliance as an Index of Early Pulmonary Disease in Systemic Sclerosis

  title={Static Lung Compliance as an Index of Early Pulmonary Disease in Systemic Sclerosis},
  author={A. Sud and D. Gupta and A. Wanchu and S. Jindal and P. Bambery},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  • A. Sud, D. Gupta, +2 authors P. Bambery
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Rheumatology
  • Abstract: Pulmonary function abnormalities constitute the most important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). A restrictive ventilatory defect with a reduction in pulmonary carbon monoxide diffusion capacity (DLCO) is the commonest finding. Static lung compliance (Cst) is perhaps the most sensitive parameter for the detection of abnormal pulmonary mechanics. We compared the results of Cst and DLCO in patients with SSc and normal spirometry to identify… CONTINUE READING
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