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Table 5 Diagnostic accuracy of VATS lung biopsy and postoperative rates of therapy change

From: The efficacy of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lung biopsies in patients with interstitial lung disease: a retrospective study of 66 patients

Definite Pathological Diagnosis (DPD): 74.2%  
Change in treatment (overall): 47.2%  
Change in treatment in “DPD” cohort: 46.2%  
Change in treatment in “no DPD” cohort: 50%  
Change in treatment in diagnoses of: Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: 80%
  Sarcoidosis: 60%
  NSIP: 40%
  UIP: 9%
Positive response to treatment: 58.3%  
Time taken for change of treatment: 12.7 weeks