Table 2 Between treatment differences (95% confidence intervals) for the number reading and arm exercise test outcomes, spirometric values and urine output
Furosemide vs no treatmentSaline vs no treatmentFurosemide vs saline
Number reading test (n = 15)
    No of numbers read
        Total1.1 (−1.4, 3.7)−1.3 (−4.9, 2.2)2.4 (−1.6, 6.5)
        Per breath0.1 (−0.9, 1.1)0.5 (−0.4, 1.4)−0.5 (−1.2, 0.3)
Arm exercise test (n = 13)
    Duration of arm exercise (s)27 (−19, 71)13 (−54, 26)40 (−17, 98)
    Borg score at maximum equivalent work load0.4 (−0.2, 1)0.2 (−0.3, 0.8)0.2 (−0.2, 0.6)
Change in spirometric values (n = 15)
    FEV1 (ml)−68 (−122, −15)
    FVC (ml)−87 (−153, −20)
Urine output (ml; n = 10)−4 (−92, 84)−5 (−83, 72)−2 (−100, 97)
  • FEV1, forced expiratory volume in 1 s; FVC, forced vital capacity.