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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    Khadadah, M. E., Onadeko, B. O., Abul, A. T., Behbehan, N. A., Cerna, M., Cherian, J. M., 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, 57(10), 879-884.