International Scholarly Research Notices / 2012 / Article / Tab 3

Clinical Study

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

Table 3

Effect of 12 days thermal treatment with salt-bromide-iodine thermal water on lung function parameters in patients with airflow obstruction (FEV1/FVC < 0.7).

VariablesTreatment 𝑃 value
BTAT

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

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