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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients.

From: Isolation and characterization of microparticles in sputum from cystic fibrosis patients

  Stable CF Acute CF p PCD
N 11 10   7
Age (years) 23.4 ± 4.3 24.5 ± 3.7   22.7 ± 3.5
Sex ratio (male:female) 7:4 2:8   3:4
F508del homozygous 5 2   /
F508del heterozygous 4 7   /
Other mutations 1 1   /
FEV1 (%) 57.8 ± 7.0 49.6 ± 6.4 0.53 75.2 ± 8.4
ΔFEV1 9.08 ± 2.5 0.07 ± 0.04 0.001 /
CRP (mg/dl) 0.53 ± 0.16 8.36 ± 2.87 0.01 /
Clinical score 7.3 ± 0.37 2.45 ± 0.31 0.001 /
Source of infection:     
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 11 6   3
Staphylococcus aureus 3 3   0
Burkholderia cepacia complex 0 2   0
Alcaligenes xilosoxidans 0 1   0
  1. FEV1, forced expiratory volume in 1 second as % predicted. In 1 stable CF patient analysis of CFTR mutations is missing. Statistically significant differences between stable and acute CF patients are shown.