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Table 1 Symptoms following non-bronchoscopic brushing. Symptoms following non-bronchoscopic brushing, and observations of respiratory parameters before, during, and after brushing. Cough was the only reported symptom, and all parents said they would recommend the study to a friend.

From: The use of non-bronchoscopic brushings to study the paediatric airway

  Controls mean (SE) Sampled mean (SE) p-value
Number of participants 24 25 -
Cough recorded 0% 20% (8%) 0.022
Parental reported cough - 40% (10%) -
Cough > 4 h - 32% (9%) -
Cough following day - 28% (46%) -
Recommend to friend? - 100% (0%) -
Length of Ventilation (mins) 22.3 (1.85) 27 (1.68) 0.066
Lowest oxygen saturation 98.6 (0.12) 96.8 (1.02) 0.083
Supplemental oxygen 79% (8%) 80% (8%) 0.944
Highest respiratory rate 22.7 (0.77) 22.2 (0.58) 0.607
Time in recovery (mins) 21.5 (2.22) 18.4 (1.40) 0.246