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Table 1 Main characteristics of the 55 patients with idiopathic bonchiectasis

From: Could a defective epithelial sodium channel lead to bronchiectasis

Variable Group 1 (n = 38) Group 2 (n = 17) P value
Age (years) 54 ± 3 52 ± 4 NS
BMI (Kg.m-2) 23 ± 1 20 ± 1 NS
FEV1 (% predicted) 86 ± 4 75 ± 6 NS
Sweat chloride (mmol/L) 34 ± 3 22 ± 2 0.03
Basal nasal PD (mV) -23 ± 2 -18 ± 1 NS
  1. Results are expressed as mean ± SEM; BMI : body mass index, FEV1 : forced expiratory volume in 1 second, PD : potential difference.