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Table 1 Characteristics of Children that Completed the Study

From: Acute inhalation of hypertonic saline does not improve mucociliary clearance in all children with cystic fibrosis

Characteristic No. (%) or Median (IQR)
No. of patients 12 (100)
Age (years) 10.5 (8.9 - 12.4)
FVC (% predicted) 107 (101.5 - 116.0)
FEV1 (% predicted) 108 (102.5 - 117.5)
Height (percentile) 36.5 (16.0 - 70.5)
Weight (percentile) 39.5 (27.5 - 71.5)
BMI (percentile) 48.5 (35.0 - 69.5)
Genotype:  
   F508del homozygous 9 (75%)
   F508del heterozygous 2 (17%)
   Other 1 (8%)
Routine Medications:  
   Albuterol 3 (25%)
   rhDNase (dornase alpha) 11 (92%)
   Salmeterol/fluticasone 7 (58%)
   Azithromycin 5 (42%)
   Inhaled tobramycin 2 (17%)
Organisms cultured at screening:  
   Staphylococcus aureus 5 (42%)
   Aspergillus fumigates 3 (25%)
   Normal/Mixed Respiratory Flora 2 (17%)
   Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2 (17%)
   Haemophilus influenza 2 (17%)
   MRSA 1 (8%)
   Stenotrophomonas multiphilia 1 (8%)
   Paecilomyces variotll 1 (8%)
  1. Abbreviation: IQR, interquartile range