Table 1 Number reading and arm exercise test outcomes, spirometric values and urine output following nebulised furosemide or nebulised saline and on a no treatment study day
FurosemideSalineNo treatmentp Value
Number reading test (n = 15)
    No of numbers read
        Total68 (16)70 (15)70 (16)0.91
        Per breath6.7 (7.9)6.4 (5.1)6.7 (5.9)0.64
Arm exercise test (n = 13)
    Duration of arm exercise (s)452 (349)485 (345)467 (342)0.96
    Borg score at maximum equivalent work load2.3 (1.5)2.5 (1.4)2.7 (1.9)0.83
Change in spirometric values (n = 15)
    FEV1 (ml)−10 (80)−80 (90)0.03
    FVC (ml)10 (100)−70 (80)0.02
Urine output (ml) (n = 10)202 (124)203 (131)199 (150)0.99
  • Values are mean (SD). FEV1, forced expiratory volume in 1 s; FVC, forced vital capacity.