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Table 1 Results of cardiorespiratory and clinical tests before and after a retraining program in a patient with combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema

From: Efficacy of aerobic physical retraining in a case of combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema syndrome: a case report

Test Assessment before retraining program Assessment after retraining program
Respiratory functional tests FEV1/FVC 78% FEV1/FVC 77%
• Spirometry FEV1 79% of predicted value FEV1 82% of predicted value
FVC 73% of predicted value FVC 75% of predicted value
• Diffusion lung capacity for carbon monoxide DLCO 44% of predicted value DLCO 47% of predicted value
  PaO2 63.4mmHg PaO2 70.4mmHg
Arterial blood gas analysis PaCO2 35.6mmHg PaCO2 33.6mmHg
on oxygen 2.5L/min pH 7.46 pH 7.369
Dyspnea scales     
• Modified Medical Research Council   3.0   2.0
• Visual Analogue Scale   8.0   5.0
• Borg Scale   9.0   5.0
Transthoracic two-dimensional echocardiography PAP 60mmHg PAP 50mmHg
Right ventricular hypertrophy   Right ventricular hypertrophy  
Physical exercise test     
• Respiratory muscle strength PiMax 40mmHg PiMax 53mmHg
PeMax 25mmHg PeMax 60mmHg
Six-minute walk test   90ma   210m
Geriatric Depression Scale   25/30 severe depression   16/30 mild depression
  Symptoms 77.51 Symptoms 50.18
Quality of life Physical activities 85.66 Physical activities 62.55
St. George Questionnaire Impact 70.39 Impact 50.64
Total score 83.86 Total score 71.54
Long-term oxygen therapy Flow 2.5L/min for 24 hours   Flow 1.5L/min for 24 hours  
  1. aThe six-minute walk test, before the retraining program, was stopped due to patient breathlessness. DLCO, diffusion lung capacity for carbon monoxide; FEV 1, Forced expiratory volume in one second; FVC, forced vital capacity; PaO2, partial arterial pressure of oxygen; PaCO2, partial pressure of carbon dioxide; PAP, pulmonary artery pressure; PiMax, maximal inspiratory pressure; PeMax, maximal expiratory pressure.