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Retrospective analysis of diffuse interstitial lung disease in 10 hospitals in Tianjin
  1. Shouchun Peng1,
  2. Luqing Wei1,
  3. Jie Cao2,
  4. Guiying Liu3,
  5. Yanping Lai4,
  6. Wei Jia5,
  7. Hong Zheng6,
  8. Liyu Li7,
  9. Yuyan Xiao8,
  10. Nan Li9 and
  11. Naxin Zhang10
  1. 1Department of Respiration Medicine, Affiliated Hospital Medical College of CAPF, Tianjin 300162, China
  2. 2Department of Respiration Medicine, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin 300052, China
  3. 3Department of Respiration Medicine, First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin 300193, China
  4. 4Department of Respiration Medicine, the Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300211, China
  5. 5Tianjin Chest Hospital, Tianjin, 300051, China
  6. 6Department of Respiration Medicine, Tianjin First Center Hospital, Tianjin 300192, China
  7. 7Department of Respiration Medicine, Tianjin Fourth Center Hospital, Tianjin 300140, China
  8. 8Department of Respiration Medicine, Tianjin Gongan Hospital, Tianjin 300042, China
  9. 9Department of Respiration Medicine, Tianjin Third Hospital, Tianjin 300250, China
  10. 10Department of Respiration Medicine, Tianjin Third Central Hospital, Tianjin 300170, China
  1. Corresponding author: Luqing Wei Department of Respiration Medicine, Affiliated Hospital Medical College of CAPF, Tianjin 300162, China luqing-wei{at}


Objective To investigate the constituent ratio and clinical features of diffuse interstitial lung disease (DILD) in Tianjin, and to identify the existing problems of its diagnosis and treatment.

Methods Data of all patients diagnosed as DILD in ten comprehensive hospitals in Tianjin from 2003 to 2009 was collected. The disease constituent ratio of DILD to all kinds of diseases in the respiration department or in the whole hospital, the clinical manifestation, lung function, the result of blood gas analysis, and biopsy were analyzed.

Results A total of 804 DILD patients were included in the study aged (69.28±12.09) years with a male/female ratio of 1.32. The disease constituent ratios of DILD were 4.52‰ in respiratory department and 0.31‰ in the whole hospital in 2003, which increased to 35.9‰ and 1.51‰ respectively in 2009. Reticular abnormality (43.1%), ground glass (25.6%) and honeycombing (11.4%) were the predominant imaging manifestations. 26.7% patients’ lung function were tested, and 10.3% had diffusion function tests. Most patients presented with hypoxemia, and the average oxygenation index was (281±98.3) mmHg. Only 4.0% of patients underwent bronchoalveolar lavage, and 3.5% had pathologic data.

Conclusion The disease constituent ratio of DILD increased progressively from 2003 to 2009. A definite diagnosis of DILD demands cooperation of physicians, radiologists and pathologists. Doctors should attach more importance on lung function test, bronchoalveolar lavage and biopsy.

  • Lung disease
  • interstitial
  • Epidemiology
  • Constituent ratio

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