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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of patients

From: Prostaglandin I2 enhances cough reflex sensitivity to capsaicin in the asthmatic airway

Patient number Age (yr) Sex Height (cm) Type Severity Total IgE in serum (IU/ml) Specific IgE in serum Complication of allergic disease PC20-FEV1 (mg/ml)* Bronchodilator response (%)** Treatment
            BDP (μg/day) Theophylline (mg/day) Clenbuterol (μg/day) Carbocysteine (mg/day)
1 54 M 161 Int Moderate 420 - - 2.5 15.2 800 400 40 0
2 72 F 147 Ext Moderate 642 Mite, HD AR 0.31 31.5 800 400 0 0
3 70 M 161 Ext Mild 312 Mite, HD, Cedar - 0.08 20.2 0 600 0 0
4 71 F 140 Int Mild 17 - - 1.25 17.6 800 0 0 0
5 83 M 154 Ext Moderate 345 Mite, HD, Cedar - 5 17.1 800 400 40 1500
6 71 M 165 Ext Moderate 146 Mite, HD AR 1.25 15.6 0 0 40 0
7 77 F 144 Int Mild 51 - - 0.31 17.9 0 0 0 1500
8 71 M 155 Int Mild 42 - - 2.5 29.4 800 0 0 1500
9 80 M 152 Int Moderate 66 - - 1.25 39 800 0 0 0
10 75 M 162 Ext Mild 143 Candida - 2.5 14.1 800 0 0 0
11 80 F 145 Ext Mild 3 HD, Cedar - 0.08 37.1 800 0 0 0
12 63 F 154 Ext Moderate 77 Cedar AR 1.25 14.7 800 0 0 0
13 77 F 142 Int Mild 105 - - 5 17 0 400 20 0
14 70 M 155 Int Moderate 82 - - 0.31 15.4 800 0 0 1500
15 70 F 151 Ext Mild 467 Mite, HD - 2.5 20.4 800 400 40 0
16 72 F 150 Int Mild 57 - - 5 22.3 600 0 0 1500
17 81 M 163 Int Moderate 64 - - 0.31 33.4 800 600 40 1500
18 71 M 150 Int Moderate 107 - - 5 16.4 800 400 40 0
19 80 M 160 Int Mild 87 - - 2.5 29.5 0 400 0 0
20 68 M 167 Ext Mild 264 Cedar - 5 27 0 400 40 0
21 80 F 152 Int Mild 54 - - 2.5 17.3 0 400 0 0
  1. Ext, extrinsic; Int. Intrinsic; HD, house dust; AR, allergic rhinitis; UR, urticaria; BDP, beclomethasone diproprionate inhalation.
  2. * PC20-FEV1 shows concentration of inhaled methacholine causing a 20% fall in FEV1.
  3. ** Bronchodilator response means percent increase in forced expiratory volume in 1s (FEV1) from the baseline value after inhalation of 300 μg of salbutamol sulfate.
  4. All patients used inhaled β2-agonists (salbutamol or procaterol) on demand.