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Comparison of ERS'93 to the newly published GLI'17 reference values for carbon monoxide transfer factor
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Background The new predicted values for the carbon monoxide transfer factor (TL,CO) for Caucasians by the Global Lung Function Initiative are available since September 2017. Several authors have previously shown that the predicted values of Cotes et al. (ERS′93), overestimated TL,CO. However, the GLI′17 authors omitted to compare their predicted values with the ERS′93 equations, still in use throughout Europe. We present the differences between the two sets of predicted values, and in an attempt to improve the readability, used the contour plots instead of the classical 2-dimensional representations. Methods Predicted values were computed for males and females for ages between 18 and 70 years and heights between 155 and 180 cm using Matlab software with increments of one unit (1 yr, 1 cm). Results We demonstrate that GLI-17 predicted values of TL,CO are systematically lower than those of ERS-93, but also that the magnitude of the differences varies according to age, height and sex. More specifically, differences increase in both males and females by decreasing age and height, reaching up to 16% in males and 24% in females. Conclusion The predicted values of TL,CO by Cotes at al. are systematically larger than the new GLI17 values. Plotting all the possible differences between predicted variables using contour graphs allows to identify the groups of subjects in whom significant changes in their predicted values will occur. Our findings should prompt physicians to investigate how switching to GLI-17 equations affects the clinical interpretation of TL,CO measurements in a real-live setting.
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English
Source (journal)
Respiratory medicine. - London, 1989, currens
Respiratory medicine. - London, 1989, currens
Publication
London : 2019
ISSN
0954-6111
Volume/pages
146 (2019) , p. 113-115
ISI
000456074000017
Pubmed ID
30665508
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