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Table 3 Summary, Pre- and Post-IV Treatment Spirometry Results – 39 patients (Acute Asthma Protocol) Acute Asthma Pre- and Post-infusion Values Measured in Percent Predicted

From: Short and long term treatment of asthma with intravenous nutrients

Parameter Pre-IV Post-IV Ave. % Improved
FVC (L) 60 76 28%
FEV 1 (L) 48 65 38%
PEF (L/S) 50 72 44%
FEF 25–75 (L/S) 35 54 54%
FEF 75–85 (L/S) 48 70 44%
Total Average Improvement 45%
  1. Results were measured as percentage improvement in the percentage predicted on the Knudsen scale