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Table 2 Concentrations of measured variables in sputum.

From: Sputum and nasal lavage lung-specific biomarkers before and after smoking cessation

  Smokers Controls
(n = 10)
  Before
(n = 21)
6 m sm cessation
(n = 21)
12 m sm cessation
(n = 14)
 
SLPI
(μg/ml)
1.11 (0.3-4.9) 0.8 (0.2-2.6) 1.36 (0.3-3.3) 0.1 (0.05-0.6)*
CC16
(ng/ml)
1700 (300-13000) 1800 (100-21000) 1900 (60-5500) 500 (1-4800)*
b-defensin
(pg/ml)
74.26 (8 - 534,91) 98.1 (10.2 - 729.9) 83.1 (8 - 256) 73.5 (34.6 - 409.9)
Elafin
(pg/ml)
252.9 (92.8 - 2146.7) 171.9 (71.2 - 472.9)* 236.4 (44.6 - 714.1) 194.6 (128.8 - 276.8)
  1. Data are presented as median (range). Sm cessation: smoking cessation.
  2. * p < 0.05 versus successful quitters at baseline