Table 5

Trends in Patients with Chronic Asthma – 13 patients Trend Values Measured in Percent Predicted

Parameter

Beginning of Therapy

Conclusion of Therapy

Ave. % Improved


FVC (L)

61

91

50%

FEV 1 (L)

49

76

57%

PEF (L/S)

53

87

64%

FEF 25–75 (L/S)

31

50

64%

FEF 75–85 (L/S)

45

64

44%

Total Average Improvement

57%


Trend values were obtained by subtracting the results of the first spirometry testing in the series from the results of the last (most current) in the series. Results were measured as percentage improvement in the percentage predicted on the Knudsen scale.

Shrader Nutrition Journal 2004 3:6   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-3-6

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