Table 1

Mean (SE) sputum cell counts of healthy controls and patients undergoing lung transplantation

Controls (n=15) sLTx patients (n=25) dLTx patients (n=16)
Total cell count (×106/ml sputum)2.6 (0.6)1-150 9 (1.9)7.2 (1.5)
Macrophages (%)79 (3)1-160 36 (5)34 (7)
Neutrophils (%)16 (3)1-160 59 (6)62 (6)
Lymphocytes (%)3.6 (0.6)3.1 (0.6)2.6 (0.5)
Eosinophils (%)0.24 (0.11)0.7 (0.2)1.2 (0.7)
  • SLTx = single lung transplantation; dLTx = double lung transplantation.

  • 1-150 p<0.05 v sLTx and dLTx patients, respectively;

  • 1-160 p<0.001 v sLTx and dLTx patients, respectively.