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Table 2 Lung liquid clearance (LLC) and lung wet to dry weight ratio (W/D). LLC increases on the second day post instillation and returns to baseline on the fifth day. W/D remains constant over time.

From: Chronic pneumonia with Pseudomonas aeruginosa and impaired alveolar fluid clearance

  W/D LLC (%)
Ctr 4.33 ± 0.87 22.24 ± 3.65
St 4.29 ± 0.24 36.53 ± 4.95
Pn 2 4.66 ± 0.51 45.51 ± 4.26 *
Pn 5 4.03 ± 0.27 20.99 ± 5.94
Pn 8 3.47 ± 0.81 23.01 ± 2.80
Pn 15 3.92 ± 0.29 36.21 ± 8.23
Pn 21 4.31 ± 0.07 22.37 ± 2.56
  1. Footnote: Data are mean (± SD). Comparisons between groups were made using analysis of variance with post hoc for multiple comparisons. *p < 0,05 vs the other groups.
  2. Ctr: Control group, St: Sterile group, Pn: Pneumonic groups from the 2nd to the 21st days.