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What does diffusion is mildly impaired byt when corrected to alveolar volume it is normal mean on a pft?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology
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In brief: Not much

It means that the gas exchange is on the low side, but when the calculation is adjusted for lung size it is normal.

In brief: Not much

It means that the gas exchange is on the low side, but when the calculation is adjusted for lung size it is normal.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Dr. Michael Dugan
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Dr. Mario Mangas
Internal Medicine

In brief: DLCO VS DLCOVA

This is a way of determining if a diffusion impairment is a disease vs a defect.
Example; pulmonary fibrosis(disease) or someone who had removed a lung therefor you have a reduced capacity(defect). It's to correct for the reduction in lung volume. Hope this helps clarify the question.

In brief: DLCO VS DLCOVA

This is a way of determining if a diffusion impairment is a disease vs a defect.
Example; pulmonary fibrosis(disease) or someone who had removed a lung therefor you have a reduced capacity(defect). It's to correct for the reduction in lung volume. Hope this helps clarify the question.
Dr. Mario Mangas
Dr. Mario Mangas
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