Table 2

Mean (SE) sputum cell counts of lung transplantation patients with or without chronic rejection

sLTx patients (n=25)dLTx patients (n=16)
Rejection − (n=13)Rejection + (n=12)Rejection −
(n=7)
Rejection + (n=9)
FEV1(l)2.31 (0.13)2-150 1.44 (0.1)2.6 (0.25)2-150 1.48 (0.12)
FEV1 (% predicted)66 (4)2-150 45 (3)75 (7)2-150 38 (3)
FEV1%FVC77 (5)2-150 60 (7)93 (4)2-150 57 (5)
CRP27 (20)24 (14)5 (2)18 (9)
Total cell count (×106/ml sputum)3.7 (0.6)2-160 14.9 (3.2)5 (1.4)9 (2.3)
Macrophages (%)48 (8)2-165 22 (5)54 (12)2-165 19 (4)
Neutrophils (%)48 (9)2-165 72 (5)43 (10)2-165 77 (4)
Lymphocytes (%)2.6 (0.9)3.6 (0.7)2.4 (0.6)2.7 (0.8)
Eosinophils (%)0.9 (0.4)0.4 (0.2)0.5 (0.3)1.7 (1.1)
  • FEV1 = forced expiratory volume in one second; FVC = forced vital capacity; CRP = C reactive protein.

  • 2-150 p<0.001;

  • 2-160 p<0.01;

  • 2-165 p<0.05.