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Lung clearance index in adults with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis

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Background: Lung clearance index (LCI) is a measure of abnormal ventilation distribution derived from the multiple breath inert gas washout (MBW) technique. We aimed to determine the clinical utility of LCI in non-CF bronchiectasis, and to assess two novel MBW parameters that distinguish between increases in LCI due to specific ventilation inequality (LCIvent) and increased respiratory dead space (LCIds).Methods: Forty-three patients with non-CF bronchiectasis and 18 healthy control subjects ...

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10.1186/1465-9921-15-59

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Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd.
Journal:
Respiratory Research
Volume:
15
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2014-05-18
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EISSN:
1465-993X
ISSN:
1465-9921
URN:
uuid:7dabf48a-1555-4a3e-94aa-5a35d235c927
Source identifiers:
470407
Local pid:
pubs:470407

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