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Table 1 Bronchiectasis characteristics and other CT scan findings in patients with asthma and bronchiectasis

From: Factors associated with bronchiectasis in patients with uncontrolled asthma; the NOPES score: a study in 398 patients

Characteristics  
Patients with bronchiectasis (n = 113) 28.4%
Location
 Only upper lobes (n = 6) 5.3%
 Only lingula or middle lobule (n = 8) 7.1%
 Only lower lobes (n = 28) 24.8%
 Only right (n = 20) 17.7%
 Only left (n = 10) 8.8%
 Bilateral (n = 83) 73.5%
 Central bronchiectasis (n = 1) 0.9%
Extension
 Localized (only one lobule) (n = 21) 18.6%
 Disseminated (four or more lobules) (n = 39) 34.5%
 No. affected lobules (mean ± SD) 2.97 ± 1.5
Typea
 Cylindrical (n = 105) 92.9%
 Cystic (n = 8) 7.1%
Thickening of bronchial wallb
 Slight (n = 96) 84.96%
 Moderate (n = 17) 14.04%
 Severe (n = 0) 0%
Other findings
 Expiratory flow limitation (n = 25) 22.1%
 Atelectasis (n = 70) 61.9%
 Radiological signs of pulmonary hypertension (n = 2) 1.8%
 Mucous plugs (n = 89) 78.8%
 Bronchiolitis signs (n = 69) 61.1%
 Chronic interstitial fibrosis (n = 1) 0.9%
 Adenopathies (> 10 mm) (n = 0) 0%
Radiological scales
 Bhalla (mean ± SD) 16.97 ± 2.76
 Modified Bhalla (mean ± SD) 16.74 ± 2.8
Prognostic scales
 FACED (mean ± SD) 1.45 ± 1.21
 BSI (mean ± SD) 4.82 ± 2.98
  1. Data are presented as n (number) and (%) for qualitative variables and mean (standard deviation) for quantitative variables
  2. a Some patients had both cylindrical and cystic bronchiectasis
  3. b Slight thickening is less than the diameter of the adjacent vessel; moderate, similar to the diameter of the adjacent vessel; severe, greater than the diameter of the adjacent vessel