International Scholarly Research Notices / 2012 / Article / Tab 7

Clinical Study

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

Table 7

EBC anions concentrations (ppb = μg/L) for patients with pneumopathologies before and after inhalation of salt-bromide-iodine thermal water versus controls.

AnionTreatment Controls
BTAT

Formate101.1
(55.1–231.2)
160.3
(85.6–208.0)
93.4
(69.3–322.2)
Chloride193.3
(88.1–271.8)
227.4
(130.4–275.2)
101.6
(53.6–188.9)
Nitrite47.1
(21.1–141.7)
40.6
(30.3–124.9)
67.5
(21.9–156.8)
Nitrate1169.5 ± 510.81417.7 ± 375.0 ¥256.3 ± 171.2***
Sulphate10.0
(10.0–27.9)
10
(10.0–24.3)
𝜑 66.9 ***
(24.6–117.9)
Oxalate39.6
(34.3–48.7)
44.1
(39.7–52.1)
ND

Data reported as median values (IQR); IQR: interquartile range, only for nitrate as mean values ± SD (SD: standard deviation); ¥one-way ANOVA analysis of variance with Post Bonferroni test, 𝑃 < 0 . 0 0 1   ***both controls versus BT and controls versus AT; 𝜑 Kruskal-Wallis with Dunn’s post-test, 𝑃 < 0 . 0 0 1   ***both controls versus BT and controls versus AT; BT: before treatment; AT: after treatment; ND: not determined.