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fedeler
12-23-2006, 01:09 AM
Hey everyone! Happy Holidays!!!

I have been going to every doctors appt. with my fiance-He is 31 w/CF newly diagnosed. Every time he has the PFT's done they only mention if he has improved or declined in function..

My question is what are some "average" PFT numbers for people with CF?

I appreciate any feedback on this. : )

Erica

fedeler
12-23-2006, 01:09 AM
Hey everyone! Happy Holidays!!!

I have been going to every doctors appt. with my fiance-He is 31 w/CF newly diagnosed. Every time he has the PFT's done they only mention if he has improved or declined in function..

My question is what are some "average" PFT numbers for people with CF?

I appreciate any feedback on this. : )

Erica

fedeler
12-23-2006, 01:09 AM
Hey everyone! Happy Holidays!!!

I have been going to every doctors appt. with my fiance-He is 31 w/CF newly diagnosed. Every time he has the PFT's done they only mention if he has improved or declined in function..

My question is what are some "average" PFT numbers for people with CF?

I appreciate any feedback on this. : )

Erica

Chaggie
12-23-2006, 01:12 AM
there are no real averages, it is measured in percentile.

75 + is considered mild

45-75 is moderate

under 45 is severe

Chaggie
12-23-2006, 01:12 AM
there are no real averages, it is measured in percentile.

75 + is considered mild

45-75 is moderate

under 45 is severe

Chaggie
12-23-2006, 01:12 AM
there are no real averages, it is measured in percentile.

75 + is considered mild

45-75 is moderate

under 45 is severe

NoExcuses
12-23-2006, 01:23 AM
well there are many #s that are measured for PFT's.

FEV1 = how much air can be blown out in 1 second
FVC = how much air the lungs can hold
75-25% = small airway function

For FEV1 (# that is most often quote for lung function), Chris' #s are pretty accurate. above 90% is considered normal lung function.

NoExcuses
12-23-2006, 01:23 AM
well there are many #s that are measured for PFT's.

FEV1 = how much air can be blown out in 1 second
FVC = how much air the lungs can hold
75-25% = small airway function

For FEV1 (# that is most often quote for lung function), Chris' #s are pretty accurate. above 90% is considered normal lung function.

NoExcuses
12-23-2006, 01:23 AM
well there are many #s that are measured for PFT's.

FEV1 = how much air can be blown out in 1 second
FVC = how much air the lungs can hold
75-25% = small airway function

For FEV1 (# that is most often quote for lung function), Chris' #s are pretty accurate. above 90% is considered normal lung function.

jfarel
12-23-2006, 12:19 PM
I believe for it to be considered severe lung disease, you have to be under 40 percent fev1, not 45.

jfarel
12-23-2006, 12:19 PM
I believe for it to be considered severe lung disease, you have to be under 40 percent fev1, not 45.

jfarel
12-23-2006, 12:19 PM
I believe for it to be considered severe lung disease, you have to be under 40 percent fev1, not 45.

luke
12-23-2006, 05:11 PM
Assuming you are talking about the FEV1 the following are what the doctors I worked with using the Knudson predictive scale. Of course as anything in medicine, the ranges seem to vary depending on physcian preference of scales.

80-100 normal
68-79, mild
55-78 moderate
40-55 severe
<40 very severe

Personally...I am working very hard to rejoin the moderate club!

Luke

luke
12-23-2006, 05:11 PM
Assuming you are talking about the FEV1 the following are what the doctors I worked with using the Knudson predictive scale. Of course as anything in medicine, the ranges seem to vary depending on physcian preference of scales.

80-100 normal
68-79, mild
55-78 moderate
40-55 severe
<40 very severe

Personally...I am working very hard to rejoin the moderate club!

Luke

luke
12-23-2006, 05:11 PM
Assuming you are talking about the FEV1 the following are what the doctors I worked with using the Knudson predictive scale. Of course as anything in medicine, the ranges seem to vary depending on physcian preference of scales.

80-100 normal
68-79, mild
55-78 moderate
40-55 severe
<40 very severe

Personally...I am working very hard to rejoin the moderate club!

Luke