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Table 1 Clinical and radiological features of patients submitted to trans-bronchial lung criobiopsy (TLCB)

From: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: prognostic impact of histologic honeycombing in transbronchial lung cryobiopsy

  All patients (N 63) Group A = with HC (N 18) Group B = no HC (N 45) p
Age, Y 64 (45–78) 65 (53–76) 63 (45–78) 0,081 (a)
Gender M/F (N) 45/18 11/7 34/11 0,354 (b)
HRCT pattern: probable UIP/ indeterminate for UIP (N) 39/24 13/5 26/19 0,329 (b)
FVC, % predicted 86,0 (59–136) 85,5 (59–110) 86,0 (59–136) 0,341 (a)
DLCO, % predicted 56 (23–117) 48 (35–117) 58 (23–99) 0,089 (a)
Samples, N 3 (1–5) 3 (1–5) 4 (1–5) 0,373 (a)
Site of samples: 1 lobe/2 lobes (N) 11/52 3/15 8/45 1000 (b)
Pleura (Y/N) 13/50 4/14 9/36 1000 (b)
Death, N (%) 10 (16%) 4 (22%) 6 (13%) 0,452 (b)
  1. HC honeycombing, (a) = Mann-Whitney test, (b) = Chi-square test, FVC forced vital capacity, DLCO diffusing capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide