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Table 2 Symptoms following non-bronchoscopic brushing. Comparison of symptoms following non-bronchoscopic brushing, and observations of respiratory parameters before, during, and after brushing in asthmatic and non-asthmatic patients.

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

  Non-asthma mean (SE) Asthma mean (SE) p-value
Number of participants 18 7 -
Cough recorded 28% (11%) 0% (0%) 0.129
Parental reported cough 39% (12%) 43% (20%) 0.863
Cough > 4 h 28% (11%) 43% (20%) 0.489
Cough following day 22% (10%) 43% (20%) 0.322
Recommend to friend? 100% (0%) 100% (0%) -
Length of Ventilation (mins) 28.9 (1.92) 22.1 (2.86) 0.071
Lowest oxygen saturation 96.9 (1.33) 96.4 (1.46) 0.845
Supplemental oxygen 83% (9%) 71% (18%) 0.524
Highest respiratory rate 22.6 (0.86) 21.0 (0.72) 0.282
Time in recovery (mins) 18.8 (1.73) 17.3 (2.50) 0.644