Clinicopathological and therapeutic patterns of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Kuwait

A prospective study

M. E. Khadadah, B. O. Onadeko, A. T. Abul, N. A. Behbehan, M. Cerna, J. M. Cherian, O. Adesina, N. Maradni, B. Jayakrishnan

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Abstract

Though common, the exact incidence and clinical pattern of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in Gulf countries are not known. The results of a four-year prospective study undertaken in two tertiary hospitals in Kuwait are presented. The mean age at diagnosis of the 52 patients studied was 55.40±11.87 years. Thirty-two (61.5%) patients were male and 22 (42.3%) were smokers. The mean duration of symptoms at diagnosis was 2.1±0.92 years. Digital clubbing was found in 34 (65%) patients. The mean FVC, TLC and TLCO were 57%, 64.4% and 55% of predicted normal, respectively. The FVC value showed a significant difference between smokers and non-smokers (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)879-884
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Practice
Volume57
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Prospective Studies
Tertiary Care Centers
Therapeutics
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Khadadah, M. E., Onadeko, B. O., Abul, A. T., Behbehan, N. A., Cerna, M., Cherian, J. M., ... Jayakrishnan, B. (2003). Clinicopathological and therapeutic patterns of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Kuwait: A prospective study. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 57(10), 879-884.

Clinicopathological and therapeutic patterns of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Kuwait : A prospective study. / Khadadah, M. E.; Onadeko, B. O.; Abul, A. T.; Behbehan, N. A.; Cerna, M.; Cherian, J. M.; Adesina, O.; Maradni, N.; Jayakrishnan, B.

In: International Journal of Clinical Practice, Vol. 57, No. 10, 12.2003, p. 879-884.

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Khadadah, ME, Onadeko, BO, Abul, AT, Behbehan, NA, Cerna, M, Cherian, JM, Adesina, O, Maradni, N & Jayakrishnan, B 2003, 'Clinicopathological and therapeutic patterns of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Kuwait: A prospective study', International Journal of Clinical Practice, vol. 57, no. 10, pp. 879-884.
Khadadah ME, Onadeko BO, Abul AT, Behbehan NA, Cerna M, Cherian JM et al. Clinicopathological and therapeutic patterns of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Kuwait: A prospective study. International Journal of Clinical Practice. 2003 Dec;57(10):879-884.
Khadadah, M. E. ; Onadeko, B. O. ; Abul, A. T. ; Behbehan, N. A. ; Cerna, M. ; Cherian, J. M. ; Adesina, O. ; Maradni, N. ; Jayakrishnan, B. / Clinicopathological and therapeutic patterns of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Kuwait : A prospective study. In: International Journal of Clinical Practice. 2003 ; Vol. 57, No. 10. pp. 879-884.
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