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In brief: New prognostic indicator for patients with IPF
Date:2/19/2009

a more robust predictor.

"Furthermore, VO2max is easier to use in the clinical setting than other predictors which require cumbersome calculations," said Dr. Fell.

"One caveat to the VO2max predictor is that only a small number of patients had a VO2max below the 8.3 ml/kg/min threshold in our study, [so] further prospective studies are needed to validate these findings," said Dr. Fell. "If the value of this predictor is proven in prospective studies, it may help clinicians prioritize patients for lung transplantation or identify patients for clinical trials."


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Contact: Keely Savoie
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212-315-8620
American Thoracic Society
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