International Scholarly Research Notices / 2012 / Article / Tab 2

Clinical Study

Effect of Salt-Bromide-Iodine Thermal Water Inhalation on Functional and Biochemical Lung Parameters

Table 2

Effect of 12 days thermal treatment with salt-bromide-iodine thermal water on lung function parameters.

VariablesAlveolar diseasesBronchial diseases
BTAT 𝑃 valueBTAT 𝑃 value

FVC (L) 2 . 6 ± 0 . 8 2 . 8 ± 0 . 6 ns 2 . 5 ± 1 . 1 2 . 7 ± 1 . 0 ns
FEV1 (L) 2 . 0 ± 0 . 6 2 . 1 ± 0 . 6 ns 1 . 7 ± 0 . 8 1 . 9 ± 0 . 7 ns
FEV1/FVC (L) 0 . 7 3 ± 0 . 0 8 0 . 7 5 ± 0 . 0 7 ns 0 . 6 8 ± 0 . 1 2 0 . 6 9 ± 0 . 1 ns
PEFR (L/s) 5 . 1 ± 1 . 9 5 . 4 ± 1 . 9 ns 4 . 8 ± 1 . 7 5 . 1 ± 1 . 8 𝑃 < 0 . 0 1
F E F 2 5 7 5 % (L) 1 . 7 ± 0 . 7 1 . 8 ± 0 . 8 ns 1 . 2 ± 0 . 7 1 . 4 ± 0 . 8 ns

Data expressed as mean ± SD; SD: standard deviation; *Paired t-test; BT: before treatment; AT: after treatment; ns: not significant.