Table 2—

Cystic fibrosis patients treated with noninvasive ventilation

PatientsFEV1 LFVC LPa,O2 kPaPa,O2 kPaPa,CO2 kPaPa,CO2 kPa
PrePostPrePost
Group A (65)0.7 (63)1.4 (63)6.6 (59)8.8 (55)10.0 (59)9.0 (55)
Group B (25)0.7 (17)1.4 (17)6.4 (20)9.9(20)9.3 (20)8.5 (20)
Group C (23)0.6 (20)1.2 (20)7.6 (20)8.9 (21)8.5 (19)9.6 (19)
  • Data are given as median values (n=numbers of patients on whom data was available)

  • FEV1: forced expiratory volume in one second

  • FVC: forced vital capacity

  • Pa,O2: oxygen tension in arterial blood

  • Pa,CO2: carbon dioxide tension in arterial blood