Table 2—

Comparison of baseline data in patients who were dead or alive at 18 months

DeadAlivep‐value
Patients n3518
Age yrs63.6±11.5753.72±12.26**
Sex M:F27:815:3ns
Disease duration months30.06±28.9735.29±28.08ns
Bulbar196ns
BMI kg·m−223.13±3.8024.97±4.06ns
VC % pred61.91±21.5780.28±22.08**
CPFR L·min−1214.89±131.26324.94±116.24**
MIP % pred20.13±18.4337.83±24.32**
MEP % pred27.03±21.6842.28±27.66*
Spikes1212*
  • Data are presented as mean±sd unless otherwise stated

  • M: male

  • F: female

  • BMI: body mass index

  • VC: vital capacity

  • CPFR: cough peak flow rate

  • MIP: inspiratory mouth pressure

  • MEP: expiratory mouth pressure

  • *: p<0.05

  • **: p<0.01

  • NS: nonsignificant