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Table 3 Spirometry results before and after plication at long-term follow-up

From: Long-term results of diaphragmatic plication in adults with unilateral diaphragm paralysis

  FVC (%) FEV1 (%)
Patient no. Before plication After plication Improvement (% change) Before plication After plication Improvement (% change)
1 50.0 79.0 58.0 61.0 72.0 18.0
2 57.0 86.5 51.8 71.0 86.0 21.1
3 50.8 80.5 58.5 62.8 78.8 25.5
4 67.0 104.0 55.2 69.0 105.0 52.2
5 76.0 94.0 23.7 88.7 99.4 12.1
6 76.0 70.0 -7.9 60.2 84.0 39.5
7 47.8 72.5 51.7 58.0 76.5 31.9
8 50.0 60.7 21.4 57.0 76.0 33.3
9 44.0 77.4 75.9 64.0 80.0 25.0
10 59.0 85.0 44.1 69.2 85.5 23.6
11 61.2 58.3 -4.7 58.0 67.7 16.7
12 41.0 80.0 95.1 64.3 82.4 28.1
Total 56.7 ± 11.6 79.0 ± 12.9 43.6 ± 30.6* 65.3 ± 8.7 82.8 ± 10.6 27.3 ± 10.9*
  1. *p < 0.001, Student's paired t-test.