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Table 2 Correlations between eotaxin concentrations in EBC and other studied parameters in the groups of asthma patients and healthy volunteers.

From: Eotaxin-1 in exhaled breath condensate of stable and unstable asthma patients.

Studied groups FENO Serum ECP Blood eosinophil count Serum total IgE Baseline FEV1
Healthy volunteers r = -0.30
p = 0.34
r = 0.05
p = 0.86
r = 0.14
p = 0.66
r = -0.34
p = 0.27
r = -0.52
p = 0.08
Steroid-naïve asthma r = 0.85
p < 0.001
r = 0.80
p < 0.001
r = 0.56
p = 0.03
r = -0.12
p = 0.66
r = -0.18
p = 0.53
Stable asthma ICS-treated r = 0.92
p < 0.001
r = 0.90
p < 0.001
r = 0.27
p = 0.31
r = -0.17
p = 0.52
r = -0.31
p = 0.22
Unstable asthma ICS-treated r = 0.95
p < 0.001
r = 0.95
p < 0.001
r = 0.87
p < 0.001
r = -0.16
p = 0.54
r = -0.18
p = 0.48