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Table 6 Comparisons of cough scores before and after treatment

From: Therapeutic effect of subcutaneous injection of low dose recombinant human granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor on pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

(A) Changes of cough scores before treatment and after 6 months of treatment (n = 20)
Scores before treatmentScores after 6 months of treatmentNumber of cases
002
101
115
2110
312
(B) Changes of cough scores before treatment and after 12 months of treatment (n = 17)
Scores before treatmentScores after 12 months of treatmentNumber of cases
001
101
113
121
218
221
312
  1. The cough score was improved before and after 6 months of treatment, with significant difference (z = 3.419, P = 0.001); Seventeen patients were followed up after 12 months and the cough after 12 months of treatment improved when compared with that before treatment, with significant difference (z = 2.578, P = 0.010)