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26 January 2021: Original Paper

Number of Bronchoscopic Interventions in Lung Transplant Recipients Correlates with Respiratory Function Assessed by Pulmonary Function Tests

Mirosław Nęcki 12ACEF , Magdalena Latos 12BCEF* , Maciej Urlik 12BD , Remigiusz Antończyk 12BC , Martyna Gawęda 12BEF , Anastazja Pandel 12BCD , Tomasz Stącel 12AF , Piotr Przybyłowski 3A , Marian Zembala 12F , Marek Ochman 12AF

DOI: 10.12659/AOT.927025

Ann Transplant 2021; 26:e927025

Table 2 Pulmonary function tests at 1-year follow-up in patients with or without bronchoscopic interventions.

Patients without BI (n=27)Patients with BI (n=23)p-Value
FEV% [M±SD]81.3333±26.895854.3913±20.888750.000
FEV/FVC [Me±IQR]78.00000±18.0000062.00000±32.000000.004*
FVC% [M±SD]87.8519±20.442675.2174±19.289560.030
6MWT distance [M±SD]509.2370±100.7069522.0435±79.747760.625
6MWT pre-sat [%][M±SD]98.3333±1.467697.5652±1.160960.048
6MWT post-sat [%] [M±SD]95.7778±2.577094.5652±2.727400.113
* p-Value was assessed by U-Mann Whitney test.
All other p-values are the result of t-student tests; 6MWT – 6-minute walk test; BI – bronchoscopic intervention; FEV – forced expiratory volume in 1 second; FEV/FVC – Tiffeneau-Pinelli index; FVC – forced vital capacity; IQR – interquartile range; M – mean; Me – median; post-sat – oxygen saturation at the end of 6-minute walk test; pre-sat – oxygen saturation measured at the beginning of 6-minute walk test; SD – standard deviation.

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Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358
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