Table 1

 Demographic data of study patients

Subject noSexAge (years)Diagnosis
NSCLC, non-small cell lung cancer.
*p<0.05 vs patients with asthma.
1M69Thoracic malignancy related to asbestos exposure
2M67Thoracic malignancy, NSCLC
3M79Thoracic malignancy, melanoma
4F56Bronchiectasis
5M76Thoracic malignancy, NSCLC
6F59Bronchiectasis (middle lobe syndrome)
7F71Thoracic malignancy, carcinoma
8F28Pulmonary hypertension, arteriovenous malformation
9M75Thoracic malignancy, NSCLC
Mean (SE)64 (5)*
10M15Asthma
11M25Asthma
12F55Asthma
13F56Asthma
14M60Asthma
15M42Asthma
16M45Asthma
17M38Asthma
Mean (SE)42 (6)