Table 1– Characteristics of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients
No.DiagnosisSexAge yrsVC % predDL,CO/VA % predTLC % predO2 L·min−1Pa,O2 mmHgPa,CO2 mmHg
1IPF (UIP)Male6686567829041
2IPF (UIP)Male764173477938
3IPF (UIP)Male685737555134
4IPF (UIP)Male6033na4256941
5IPF (UIP)Male646954717035
6IPF (UIP)Male798142754537
7IPF (UIP)Male656048626134
8IPF (UIP)Male656475587835
9IPF (UIP)Male6936NA41NA7146
  • VC: vital capacity; % pred: % predicted; DL,CO/VA: diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide per unit of alveolar volume; TLC: total lung capacity; Pa,O2: arterial oxygen tension; Pa,CO2: arterial carbon dioxide tension; UIP: usual interstitial pneumonia; NA: not applicable.