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Table 3 Concentrations of measured variables in nasal lavage fluid.

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

  Smokers Controls
(n = 10)
  Before
(n = 22)
6 m sm cessation (n = 22) 12 m sm cessation (n = 11)  
SLPI (μg/ml) 3.2 (0.1-37.5) 1.96 (0.2-25.8) 1.9 (0.05-13.4)* 2.7 (0.2-7)
CC16 (ng/ml) 26.3 (1.5-200) 34 (0.8-169.4) 38.9 (0.8-80) 25.6 (1.3-200)
b-defensin (pg/ml) - - - -
Elafin (pg/ml) 6701.5 (1195.8-17360.5) 5927.8 (339.5-13298.4) 3284 (328.9-7398) 1665.5 (484.9-5894.2)*
  1. Data are presented as median (range). Sm cessation: smoking cessation.
  2. * p < 0.05 versus successful quitters at baseline