Table 1—

Patients' characteristics and loss of control

Patients who lost controlPatients who maintained control
Asthma without rhinitisAsthma and rhinitisAsthma without rhinitisAsthma and rhinitis
Subjects29322326
Age53±1150±1853±1648±16
Sex male/female9/2011/219/1410/16
FEV1 visit 1 % pred92±1591±1795±894±8
FEV1 visit 2 % pred84±19*83±16*95±1396±13
FEV1/FVC visit 174±1080±1078±777±7
FEV1/FVC visit 272±1478±1072±1481±13
FEF25–75 visit 1 % pred65±3175±3272±3869±29
FEF25–75 visit 2 % pred59±3078±1060±3076±35
ACQ visit 10.76±0.430.72±0.580.69±0.480.71±0.53
ACQ visit 21.98±0.63*2.08±0.58*0.71±0.510.72±0.46
FeNO visit 1 ppb12±712±811±511±6
FeNO visit 2 ppb25±21*22±22*12±513±5
  • Data are presented as n or mean±sd. *: p<0.05 compared to visit 1. FEV1: forced expiratory volume in 1 s; % pred: % predicted; FVC: forced vital capacity; FEF25–75%: forced expiratory flow at 25–75% of FVC; ACQ: Asthma Control Questionnaire; FeNO: exhaled NO fraction.