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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/6282
Title:
Epidemiology of organising pneumonia in Iceland
Authors:
Gudmundsson, G; Sveinsson, O; Isaksson, H J; Jonsson, S; Frodadottir, H; Aspelund, T
Citation:
Thorax 2006, 61(9):805-8
Issue Date:
1-Sep-2006
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Cryptogenic organising pneumonia (COP) has also been called idiopathic bronchiolitis obliterans organising pneumonia. In secondary organising pneumonia (SOP) the causes can be identified or it occurs in a characteristic clinical context. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and epidemiological features of COP and SOP nationwide in Iceland over an extended period. METHODS: A retrospective study of organising pneumonia (OP) in Iceland over 20 years was conducted and the epidemiology and survival were studied. All pathological reports of patients diagnosed with or suspected of having COP or SOP in the period 1984-2003 were identified and the pathology samples were re-evaluated using strict diagnostic criteria. RESULTS: After re-evaluation, 104 patients fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for OP (58 COP and 46 SOP). The mean annual incidence of OP was 1.97/100 000 population (1.10/100 000 for COP and 0.87/100 000 for SOP). The mean age at diagnosis was 67 years with a wide age range. The most common causes of death were lung diseases other than OP, and only one patient died from OP. Patients with OP had a lower rate of survival than the general population, but there was no statistical difference between COP and SOP. CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of OP is higher than previously reported, suggesting that OP needs to be considered as a diagnosis more often than has been done in the past.
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dc.contributor.authorGudmundsson, G-
dc.contributor.authorSveinsson, O-
dc.contributor.authorIsaksson, H J-
dc.contributor.authorJonsson, S-
dc.contributor.authorFrodadottir, H-
dc.contributor.authorAspelund, T-
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-30T12:15:25Z-
dc.date.available2006-11-30T12:15:25Z-
dc.date.issued2006-09-01-
dc.date.submitted2006-11-30-
dc.identifier.citationThorax 2006, 61(9):805-8en
dc.identifier.issn0040-6376-
dc.identifier.pmid16809413-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/thx.2006.059469-
dc.identifier.otherPAD12-
dc.identifier.otherPPT12-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/6282-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Link fielden
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Cryptogenic organising pneumonia (COP) has also been called idiopathic bronchiolitis obliterans organising pneumonia. In secondary organising pneumonia (SOP) the causes can be identified or it occurs in a characteristic clinical context. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and epidemiological features of COP and SOP nationwide in Iceland over an extended period. METHODS: A retrospective study of organising pneumonia (OP) in Iceland over 20 years was conducted and the epidemiology and survival were studied. All pathological reports of patients diagnosed with or suspected of having COP or SOP in the period 1984-2003 were identified and the pathology samples were re-evaluated using strict diagnostic criteria. RESULTS: After re-evaluation, 104 patients fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for OP (58 COP and 46 SOP). The mean annual incidence of OP was 1.97/100 000 population (1.10/100 000 for COP and 0.87/100 000 for SOP). The mean age at diagnosis was 67 years with a wide age range. The most common causes of death were lung diseases other than OP, and only one patient died from OP. Patients with OP had a lower rate of survival than the general population, but there was no statistical difference between COP and SOP. CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of OP is higher than previously reported, suggesting that OP needs to be considered as a diagnosis more often than has been done in the past.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBritish Medical Assnen
dc.relation.urlhttp://thorax.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/61/9/805en
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshBronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumoniaen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIceland/epidemiologyen
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen
dc.subject.meshSurvival Analysisen
dc.titleEpidemiology of organising pneumonia in Icelanden
dc.typeArticleen
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