6MWD 6 min walk distance
6MWT 6 min walk test
BAL bronchoalveolar lavage
BALF bronchoalveolar lavage fluid
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPFE combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema
CT computed tomography
DLCO diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide
FEV1 forced expiratory volume in 1 s
FVC forced vital capacity
GAP gender, age and physiology
GERD gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
HRCT high-resolution computed tomography
IIP idiopathic interstitial pneumonia
ILD interstitial lung disease
IPF idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
miRNA micro RNAs
NAC N-acetylcysteine
NSIP nonspecific interstitial pneumonia
PFT pulmonary function test
PH pulmonary hypertension
QoL quality of life
TGF transforming growth factor
TLC total lung capacity
UIP usual interstitial pneumonia
VEGF vascular endothelial growth factor
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