Table 1—

Baseline characteristics of study patients and outcome

Characteristic
Patients12
Age yrs60.6±9.5
Male/female9/3
Smoking habits
 Never-smoker4
 Ex-smoker7
 Smoker1
FVC % pred at screening56±15
Preceding deterioration of FVC−11.2±15.7% in 220±178 days
DL,CO % pred at screening37±10
Completed 12-week study9
Death due to severe pneumonia2
Severe V′/Q′ mismatch at day 11
  • Data are given as mean±sd, unless otherwise specified. FVC: forced vital capacity; % pred: % predicted; DL,CO, diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide; V′/Q′: ventilation/perfusion ratio.