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Table 4 Sputum and peripheral blood cellular profiles at baseline

From: Tolerance and rebound with zafirlukast in patients with persistent asthma

  β2-agonist alone ICS-treated Significance
*TCC × 10 3 /ml 41.5 (11.1–235.3) 30.0 (0.5–293.8) NS
Sputum eosinophils, % 4.6 (0.8–20.4) 6.0 (0.2–39.2) NS
Cys-LT pg/ml 266.4 (1.0–1343.6) 297.6 (60.3–763.1) NS
PGE 2 pg/ml 966 (371.6–1950.5) 1358,5 (149.1–6155.3) NS
PB eosinophils, × 10 9 4.3 (1.1–12.7) 3.3 (1.2–9.8) NS
PB neutrophils, × 10 9 3.2 (2.0–6.2) 3.65 (1.1–6.2) NS
eNO (ppb) 31 (9–77) 15 (8–32) p < 0.001