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Table 2 Treatments used by patients in the study, and the Pearson correlation with age, age at diagnosis and years since diagnosis with usage (scored 3 = 'At present', 2 = 'In the past' and 1 = 'Never used').

From: Primary ciliary dyskinesia (Siewert's / Kartagener's Syndrome): Respiratory symptoms and psycho-social impact

  Usage Correlation of usage with:
  "Never used" "In the past" "At present" Age Age at diagnosis Years since diagnosis
Regular antibiotics 10 (11%) 36 (39%) 46 (50%) .042 (NS) .227 (NS) .236 (NS)
Bronchodilators (inhaler or tablets) 15 (17%) 23 (25%) 53 (58%) .166 (NS) .122 (NS) .008 (NS)
Mucolytics to thin the sputum 75 (89%) 6 (7%) 3 (4%) .029 (NS) .092 (NS) -.046 (NS)
Physiotherapy 1 (1%) 21 (23%) 69 (76%) -.139 (NS) -.022 (NS) -.174 (NS)
Breathing exercises and techniques 11(12%) 13 (14%) 68 (74%) .119 (NS) .228 (NS) -.120 (NS)
Expectorants 64 (73%) 19 (22%) 5 (6%) .409 (p < .001) .420 (p = .001) .176 (NS)
Antacids or other drugs for heartburn or reflux 64 (72%) 16 (18%) 9 (10%) .380 (p < .001) .398 (p = .002) .101 (NS)