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Clinical features of subjects with an isolated FEV(1) reduction.
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PMID:  22236930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: The clinical significance of an isolated reduction in forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV(1); i.e., low FEV(1), but normal forced vital capacity [FVC] and FEV(1)/FVC) has not been established.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the clinical features of subjects with an isolated FEV(1) reduction.
METHODS: Clinical, spirometry and radiological data were retrospectively collected from 15 192 subjects attending a medical check-up at the Health Promotion Center of the Asan Medical Center, Korea. Predicted spirometry values were calculated from the Korean reference equations, and the lower limit of normal was set at the 5th percentile. Subjects were divided into four groups: isolated FEV(1) reduction, normal (normal FVC, FEV(1) and FEV(1)/FVC), obstructive (low FEV(1)/FVC) and restrictive (low FVC and normal FEV(1)/FVC). The groups were compared in terms of clinical characteristics.
RESULTS: Of the 15 192 subjects, 323 (2.1%) had an isolated FEV(1) reduction, 10 591 (69.7%) were normal, 951 obstructive (6.3%) and 3327 (22.0%) restrictive. The isolated FEV(1) reduction group had a higher proportion of subjects with smoking history (63.2% vs. 45.7%), radiology abnormalities (15.5% vs. 4.3%) and history of respiratory disease (8.4% vs. 3.0%) than the normal group (all P < 0.001).
CONCLUSION: An isolated FEV(1) reduction suggests abnormal spirometry, and further study is needed to evaluate whether these cases belong to the obstructive or restrictive group.
Y J Jung; S W Ra; S-D Lee; C S Park; Y-M Oh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1815-7920     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis.     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706389     Medline TA:  Int J Tuberc Lung Dis     Country:  France    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  262-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea; Health Promotion Center, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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