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

@article{Sud2001StaticLC,
  title={Static Lung Compliance as an Index of Early Pulmonary Disease in Systemic Sclerosis},
  author={Archana Sud and Dheeraj Gupta and A. Wanchu and Surinder Kumar Jindal and Pradeep Bambery},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={20},
  pages={177-180}
}
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… Expand
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