DLCO

(redirected from Diffusing Capacity of the Lung for Carbon Monoxide)
AcronymDefinition
DLCOCarbon Monoxide Diffusing Capacity (lung function)
DLCODiffusing Capacity of the Lung for Carbon Monoxide
DLCODuquesne Light Company
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Pulmonary function testing was performed in accordance with the American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society standards and included the following parameters: Percent of predicted normal forced vital capacity (FVC%Pred), percent of predicted normal forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1%Pred), FEV1/FVC%Pred ratio, percent of predicted normal total lung capacity (TLC%Pred), and percent of predicted normal diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO%Pred).
Patients with cancer had a relatively reduced diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide, reduced skeletal muscle strength, and lower ventilatory thresholds during exercise compared with HC (P < 0.
However, one-third of patients were left with a mild, fixed, permanent residual impairment in lung function as evidenced by a diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide less than 80% of normal.
In the study patients with impaired preoperative diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide functioned most poorly after surgery