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What does RLD stand for?

RLD stands for Restrictive Lung Disease

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It may be that an isolated low DLCO with a normal chest CT is an indication of early ILD, or perhaps pulmonary hypertension, but a larger study with longer follow-up will be required to learn whether, in fact, an isolated low DLCO in the setting of dermatomyositis predicts progression to restrictive lung disease.
A lot of our older patients have other problems, such as heart failure, hypertension and restrictive lung disease, so we are very aggressive about getting medical clearance and optimizing control of their other problems," she added.
The purpose of this paper was to compare the muscle volume, intramuscular fat infiltration, and strength of individual muscle groups of the thigh, and muscle endurance of the quadriceps in people with COPD and restrictive lung disease who were recipients of lung transplants (lung transplant group) to those who had not undergone lung transplant (COPD group).
This preliminary finding from a retrospective observational study raises the intriguing possibility that statins might be able to prevent or at least slow progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or restrictive lung disease in smokers and former smokers, noted Dr.