Table 4– Comparison of results with recent published literature
Holland [24]Nishiyama [23]Ferreira [22]Swigris [25]Present study
Publication year20082008200920112013
Subjects n57289921402
Inpatient/outpatientOutpatientOutpatientOutpatientOutpatientInpatient
ILD groupILDIPF onlyILDIPF onlyILD
Age years6768±96671.5±7.460±1
Time of PR8 weeks8 weeks8 weeks8 weeks30±1 days
VC % pred7566±136273±2254±1
P O2 mmHgNA80±12NANA61±1
LTOT %NACI65NA80
Δ6MWD m35465661±4146±3
  • Data are presented as mean±sem, unless otherwise stated. ILD: interstitial lung disease; PR: pulmonary rehabilitation; VC: vital capacity; PO2: partial oxygen pressure; LTOT: long-term oxygen therapy; Δ6MWD: change in 6-min walking distance; IPF: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; NA: data not available; CI: contraindication.