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Table 1 Anthropometric and lung function measurements

From: Ultrasound evaluation of diaphragmatic mobility in patients with idiopathic lung fibrosis: a pilot study

  Controls Patients P
Age 66.5 ± 11 71.6 ± 5.5 0.216
BMI 24.0 ± 4.0 28.1 ± 2.4 0.006
Smoking (%) 5 (41.7) 10 (83.3) 0.035
CT (cm) 81.3 ± 10.3 97.8 ± 4.6 < 0.001
CA (cm) 82.3 ± 12.8 96.9 ± 8.5 0.003
FVC 111.6 ± 35.2 72.5 ± 7.5 0.001
TLC 112.9 ± 27.8 55.4 ± 7.5 < 0.001
VC 117.8 ± 13.4 72.0 ± 9.0 < 0.001
DLCO mL/min/mm Hg 82.1 ± 24.8 37.8 ± 8.3 < 0.001
FEV1/FVC max 85.4 ± 7.1 85.1 ± 5.7 0.904
DE (normal breath) (cm) 1.5 ± 0.6 1.7 ± 0.7 0.503
DE (deep inspiration) (cm) 6.3 ± 1.3 3.7 ± 1.1 < 0.001
  1. Abb. BMI: body mass index; CT: chest circumference; CA: circumference of abdomen; FVC: forced vital capacity; TLC: total lung capacity; FEV1/FVC max: forced expiratory volume in the 1st second/ forced vital capacity; VC: vital capacity; DLCO: diffusion Lung CO; DE: diaphragmatic excursion