Table 3

Relationships between the fibroblast foci scores and the other examined parameters in the study population (N = 24)

Variables

Brompton score

Michigan score


mMRC

r

-0.348

-0.142

p-value

0.096

0.508

FEV1 %

r

0.122

-0.086

p-value

0.570

0.688

FVC %

r

0.010

-0.157

p-value

0.964

0.463

FEV1/FVC %

r

0.172

0.063

p-value

0.422

0.770

TLC %

r

-0.170

-0.118

p-value

0.426

0.584

DLCO %

r

0.205

0.090

p-value

0.337

0.676


The non-parametric Spearman correlation coefficient was used. FEV1 Forced expiratory volume at 1 second, % per cent, FVC Forced vital capacity, TLC Total Lung Capacity, DLCO Diffusion capacity for carbon monoxide, FEV1/FVC: FEV1/FVC ratio

Triantafillidou et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2011 6:28   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-6-28

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