Table 1

Mean (SE) demographic data of study patients

Bronchiectasis patientsControls
Day 0Day 14
FEV1 = forced expiratory volume in 1 second.
Age (years)55.3 (2.9)56.3 (3.7)
Sex (F/M)10/55/5
FEV1 (l)1.6 (0.2)1.7 (0.3)2.8 (0.2)
FEV1 (% predicted)58.4 (6.7)62.0 (7.8)92.5 (2.1)
C reactive protein (mg/ml)54.9 (23.0)9.9 (3.2)5.6 (2.8)
Blood neutrophils (×109 cells/l)7.2 (1.2)5.6 (0.9)3.9 (0.9)
White cell count (×109 cells/l)10.6 (1.0)8.4 (1.0)6.8 (0.5)
Total cells (×106/g sputum)6.4 (1.1)4.6 (1.1)4.9 (1.1)