Table 1

Anthropometric and lung function data of patient groups before and after modification of cryobiopsy procedure

(n, %)
Age (years)BMI (kg/m²)TLC (%pred)FVC (%pred)DLCO (%pred)DLCO/VA (%pred)
Premodification (n=19)
7 (37%)66±1128±373±1980±1661±1391±16
Postmodification (n=42)
18 (43%)66±1129±677±1782±1864±1884±22
P value0.6560.8450.1680.3070.6800.8170.123
  • Mean±SD deviation and p values for between group comparisons are shown.

  • BMI, body mass index; DLCO, diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide; FVC, forced vital capacity; TLC, total lung capacity; VA, alveolar volume; %pred, per cent of predicted value.