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Table 2 Clinical variables before and after administration of recombinant human DNase

From: DNase and atelectasis in non-cystic fibrosis pediatric patients

Variable Before After P
Heart rate (beats/min) 150 (121–164) 130 (115–145) 0.06
Respiratory rate 41 (26–60) 36 (25–40) 0.01
PCO2 (kPa) 6.55 (5.7–8.6) 6.00 (5.3–7.5) 0.005
FiO2 (%) 50 (40–100) 40 (21–75) <0.001
Chest X-ray score 4 (2–6) 2 (0–4) <0.001
  1. Data presented as the median (interquartile range). Comparisons were made using the Wilcoxon signed rank test.