Table 1—

Within group summaries and tests

Day 0Day 12ChangeWithin group
nmeansdnmeansdnmeansdPaired t-testWilcoxonConclusion
BMI o.d. 2419.82.42520.32.3240.5420.5710.00001I
t.i.d. 1719.92.51320.22.64130.5370.7360.004I
FVC % o.d. 3056.619.93071.220.33014.314.80.0000040.000004I
t.i.d. 1866.1231680.722.41612.214.20.00040.0006I
FEV1 % o.d. 3040.316.63050.820.33010.112.30.000040.000005I
t.i.d. 1847.920.81659.523169.6611.30.00050.0009I
FEF25–75% o.d. 3020.814.5302621.9305.1512.10.0200.017I
t.i.d. 1824.815.61632.322.1166.3910.60.0090.011I
Score o.d. 298.242.44214.262.5421−3.962.990.0000020.00003D
t.i.d. 188.443.4894.143.069−3.862.380.000040.001D
WCC o.d. 2911.33.1258.612.7525−2.313.380.0010.0005D
t.i.d. 1810.24.66146.281.4114−4.274.510.00060.0003D
Neut % o.d. 2872.98.792562.611.625−10.614.20.001D
t.i.d. 1873.88.631461.37.1314−12.310.00.0005D
CRP o.d. 2939.231.323136.1223−24.028.00.00030.0003D
t.i.d. 1735.757.51513.712.215−25.556.20.0510.002D
Potossium o.d. 284.130.29274.280.344270.1600.3950.035I
t.i.d. 184.170.384154.250.363150.1190.4130.202nc
Magnesium o.d. 250.80.0913230.80.10623−0.01290.1020.572nc
t.i.d. 160.8060.0562120.7830.067712−0.02640.05370.135nc
Creatinine o.d. 2967.212.22769.616.9273.6712.90.1310.156nc
t.i.d. 1869.917.51565.415.715−0.57115.90.8710.889nc
  • BMI: body mass index

  • o.d.: once-daily

  • t.i.d.: twice-daily

  • FVC: forced vital capacity

  • FEV1: forced expiratory volume in one second

  • FEF25–75%: forced mid-expiratory flow

  • Score: clinical score

  • WCC: white cell count

  • Neut: neutrophil count

  • CRP: C-reactive protein

  • I: increased

  • D: decreased

  • nc: no change