Table 4

Lung function, Medical Research Council (MRC), five-point flow limitation (FL), high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) score and maximal power output (WRmax) in bronchiectatic patients colonised (PA) and not colonised (non-PA) with Pseudomonas aeruginosa

FVC % pred90±2556±18**
FEV1 % pred75±2433±13***
FEV1/FVC %69±1451±8**
Pa,O2 mmHg79±962±17**
MRC dyspnoea score1.29±0.773.17±1.17***
Five-point FL score0.29±0.592.17±1.33***
HRCT score6.44±2.799.62±3.26*
WRmax % pred#83±1455±7**
  • Data are presented as mean±sd

  • % pred: percentage of predicted

  • FVC: forced vital capacity

  • FEV1: forced expiratory volume in one second

  • Pa,O2: arterial oxygen tension

  • : non-PA n=12, PA n=3

  • *: p<0.05

  • **: p<0.01

  • ***: p<0.001