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Table 5 Trends in Patients with Chronic Asthma – 13 patients Trend Values Measured in Percent Predicted

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

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%
  1. 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.