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Table 2 Cell differential in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid a

From: Double impact of cigarette smoke and mechanical ventilation on the alveolar epithelial type II cell

Cell-type comparisons NSNV SNV NSV SV
Differentials     
Macrophages (%) 94.33 ± 3.58 64.75 ± 25.54 79.42 ± 4.91 42.08 ± 38.50
PMN cells (%) 2.75 ± 1.91 22.67 ± 15.36 18.50 ± 3.85 55.58 ± 38.67
Lymphocytes (%) 1.58 ± 1.68 1.08 ± 1.08 1.08 ± 1.24 1.58 ± 2.94
Eosinophils (%) 1.25 ± 1.42 3.00 ± 5.48 0.67 ± 1.30 0.50 ± 0.80
Basophils (%) 0.08 ± 0.29 0.33 ± 0.65 0.33 ± 0.65 0.25 ± 0.45
Cell numbers     
Macrophages 2.32 × 106 ± 9.48 × 105 2.15 × 106 ± 9.88 × 105 3.18 × 106 ± 1.37 × 106 2.02 × 106 ± 2.05 × 106
PMN cells 7.74 × 104 ± 6.40 × 104 8.20 × 105 ± 6.83 × 105 7.05 × 105 ± 2.12 × 105 2.28 × 106 ± 1.78 × 106*+
Lymphocytes 5.07 × 104 ± 6.00 × 104 3.44 × 104 ± 3.93 × 104 3.81 × 104 ± 3.74 × 104 6.18 × 104 ± 1.16 × 105
Eosinophils 3.80 × 104 ± 5.64 × 104 1.40 × 105 ± 3.24 × 105 2.11 × 104 ± 4.02 × 104 2.04 × 104 ± 3.08 × 104
Basophils 2.10 × 103 ± 7.27 × 103 1.15 × 104 ± 2.28 × 104 1.41 × 104 ± 2.71 × 104 9.91 × 103 ± 1.86 × 104
Total cells 2.49 × 106 ± 1.08 × 106 3.36 × 106 ± 1.25 × 106 3.96 × 106 ± 1.53 × 106 4.40 × 106 ± 1.25 × 106*
  1. aNSNV: Nonsmoke/nonventilated; NSV: Ventilation alone; PMN: Polymorphonuclear; SNV: Smoke/nonventilated; SV: Mechanical ventilation. Data presented are the cell differentials (percentage of cells) and the absolute cell numbers in the bronchoalveolar lavage for all cells combined and among different cell types. *P < 0.05 vs. NSNV; +P < 0.05 vs. NSV.