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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 3 Correlation coefficients with corresponding Spearman’s rank (rs), statistics (S), and P values.

No.Studied pair of variablesrsSp
1Number of BBI & 1-year FEV [%]−0.673386.81
2Number of BBI & 1-year FEV/FVC−0.723487.04
3Number of BBI & 1-year 6MWTpost-sat [%]−0.462963.040.026
4Number of BBI & 2-year FEV [%]−0.41169.210.273
5Number of BBI & 2-year FEV/FVC−0.49179.250.177
6Number of BBI & 2-year 6MWT post-sat [%]−0.75210.130.02
71-year FEV [%] & 2-year FEV [%]0.9210.00.001
81-year FEV/FVC & 2-year FEV/FVC0.9210.00.001
91-year FEV [%] & 1-year 6MWT post-sat [%]0.52977.70.012
101-year FEV/FVC & 1-year 6MWTpost-sat [%]0.65708.060.001
6MWT – 6-minute walk test; BBI – bronchoscopic interventions involving at least balloon bronchoplasty performed during the first year of follow-up after double lung transplantation; FEV – forced expiratory volume in 1 second; FEV/FVC – Tiffeneau-Pinelli index; FVC – forced vital capacity; 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.

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Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358
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