Milton S. Braunstein, M.D.; Robert M. Rogers, M.D., F.A.C.P.; John F. Shuman, M.D.
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Numerous case reports and reviews of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis have appeared since the original description of the disease in 1958. Pulmonary function studies, however, have been reported primarily as incomplete, incidental data. Detailed pulmonary function studies were performed 14 times on nine patients with alveolar proteinosis before treatment or during recrudescence of symptoms. Spirometry and arterial blood gases were measured using standard techniques. Functional residual capacity (FRC) and airway resistance (RA) were determined in a DuBois constant-volume variable pressure body Plethysmograph, and diffusing capacity (DLCO) was determined by the single-breath technique. Static expiratory lung compliance was obtained from the slope
Braunstein MS, Rogers RM, Shuman JF. Pulmonary Function in Alveolar Proteinosis. Detailed Function Studies in Nine Patients.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:879. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-879_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):879.
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