Table 1

Baseline characteristics of participating children with CF without Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection

AllocationControl (n=31)Treatment (n=34)
Mean±SE age (years)7.79±0.686.69±0.67
Female sex16 (52%)14 (41.2%)
CF genotype
Sputum producer38.7%14.7%
Staphylococcus aureus colonisation15 (48%)13 (38%)
Antistaphylococcal prophylaxis21 (68%)18 (53%)
Ever P aeruginosa in culture >2 years before study entry6 (19.4%)7 (20.6%)
Mean±SE FEV1%94±3.0107±3.7
Mean±SE BMI z-score−0.16±0.170.25±0.14
  • BMI, body mass index; FEV1, forced expiratory volume in 1 s.