TABLE 3

PFT Completion by Patient

PatientBefore GlucocorticoidsaAfter GlucocorticoidsbClinic Follow-up
SpirometryLVDLCO6MWTSpirometryLVDLCO6MWTSpirometryLVDLCO6MWT
1YesYesYes
2YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
3YesYesYesYesYes
4YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
5YesYesYes
6YesYesYes
7YesYesYesYesYes
8YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
9YesYesYesYescYesYesYesYes
10YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesd
11YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
12
13YesYes
  • LV, lung volume; —, not performed.

  • a Before or within 24 h of initiation of glucocorticoid treatment.

  • b More than 24 h after initiation of glucocorticoid treatment and completed during hospitalization.

  • c Tested with 1 L of oxygen via nasal cannula.

  • d Questionable effort.