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Table 2 Particle retention in percent of deposition (mean, ± SD) at 24 h, 7, 14 and 21 days after exposure.

From: Long-term clearance from small airways in subjects with ciliary dysfunction

  All PCD n = 6 Healthy controls n = 10 Normal flow 0.5 l/s n = 3 Slow flow 0.05 l/s n = 3
Ret24h 79.1 ± 10.9* 48.9 ± 9.3* 68.6 ± 7.5 73.9 ± 1.6
Ret7d 57.9 ± 16.2** 35.3 ± 8.8** 42.1 ± 8.7 50.8 ± 6.9
Ret14d 53.5 ± 17.2** 29.7 ± 9.1** 40.2 ± 8.7 45.5 ± 6.5
Ret21d 49.9 ± 17.6** 27.2 ± 8.4** 38.1 ± 8.6 41.2 ± 7.4
  1. *: p < 0.001 ** p < 0.01 for the PCD patients versus reference data from healthy controls using Mann-Whitney rank sum test.